New York Times Best Sellers

A list of best-selling books in the United States, compiled by The New York Times.

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Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 14
    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 61,766
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55,747
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55,527

    An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

    • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Pioneers

    • The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
    • By: David McCullough
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,054

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story - the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would define our country....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ancestors Were Some of These Pioneers

    • By Zack on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Unfreedom of the Press

    • By: Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell, Mark R. Levin - introduction and epilogue
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,408
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,286
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,284

    Unfreedom of the Press is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Thought Provoking Book

    • By JP on 05-22-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 108,442
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98,523
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97,988

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wow What a Disappointment

    • By Steve Mac on 05-05-19

    Regular price: $35.71

    • Songs of America

    • Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
    • By: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw
    • Narrated by: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music - by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book & Storytelling, Wish Songs Were Sung

    • By Caitlin Rabideau on 06-13-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The British Are Coming

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Book 1)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Rick Atkinson - introduction
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Rick Atkinson recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence, from the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad reader

    • By Jhimi Island on 05-23-19

    Regular price: $55.99

    • The Sixth Man

    • A Memoir
    • By: Andre Iguodala
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones, Andre Iguodala
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing insight

    • By ninamooreris on 07-01-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Man Who Sold America

    • Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
    • By: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Narrated by: Joy-Ann Reid
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The media star and host of MSNBC’s Am Joy offers concrete advice and insight for dealing with the outrages of the Trump administration and offers a progressive road map to preserve and protect America’s future as a beacon of democracy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic read

    • By Ronnie Hill on 06-29-19

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Moment of Lift

    • How Empowering Women Changes the World
    • By: Melinda Gates
    • Narrated by: Melinda Gates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,426
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,267
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,257

    A debut from Melinda Gates, The Moment of Lift is a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Metaphor for Moving Mountains

    • By Joyce on 04-23-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Second Mountain

    • How People Move from the Prison of Self to the Joy of Commitment
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355

    Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The best-selling author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pursue meaning, reject hyper-individualism

    • By Adam Shields on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Shortest Way Home

    • One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
    • By: Pete Buttigieg
    • Narrated by: Pete Buttigieg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,873
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,651
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,635

    Shortest Way Home is a mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reveals a Person Wise & Experienced & Literate

    • By dbbks3 on 03-17-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Alone at Dawn

    • Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force
    • By: Dan Schilling, Lori Longfritz
    • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel, Betsy Foldes Meiman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 163

    In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,000-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of SEALs struggled to take the summit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Most Accurate and Compelling Account

    • By Frank Dailey on 06-26-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Sea Stories

    • My Life in Special Operations
    • By: William H. McRaven
    • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,150
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,135

    Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing & Totally Enthralling Book!

    • By Richard Paul Reynolds on 05-24-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • American Predator

    • The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
    • By: Maureen Callahan
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A personal plea...

    • By P'an on 07-04-19

    Regular price: $28.00