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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Paperback Nonfiction

Top 15
    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,889
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,966
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,824

    From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • White Fragility

    • Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
    • By: Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,761

    The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but...

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Innocent Man

    • Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516

    John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book - Not Typical Grisham

    • By Mark on 01-17-07

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
    • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,597
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,792
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,707

    In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievably clear and Life Changing

    • By colleen geis on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Just Mercy

    • A Story of Justice and Redemption
    • By: Bryan Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,503
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,468

    Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me question justice, peers and myself.

    • By Kristy VL on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Killers of the Flower Moon

    • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,457
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7,661
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,635

    From David Grann, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding story, highly recommended

    • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Grit

    • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    • By: Angela Duckworth
    • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,876
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,607

    Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit"....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A 9 hour commencement address

    • By Grimjack on 05-13-18
    • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    • By: Angela Duckworth
    • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 05-03-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16,876 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Being Mortal

    • Medicine and What Matters in the End
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,466
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,428
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,413

    Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading!

    • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $19.83

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • By: Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,281

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read

    • By Mike Kircher on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Beautiful Boy

    • A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction
    • By: David Sheff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

    Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling wraith....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Been There

    • By S. Scarborough on 11-26-12
    • A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction
    • By: David Sheff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 02-23-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Power of Habit

    • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    • By: Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54,839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47,453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47,205

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice! A guide on how to change

    • By Mehra on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Hillbilly Elegy

    • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    • By: J. D. Vance
    • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,663
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,607

    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening!

    • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16
    • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    • By: J. D. Vance
    • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 06-28-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 40,768 ratings

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The New Jim Crow

    • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    • By: Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,912
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,138

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

    • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,035
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,804
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,846

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Prisca on 04-30-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Shoe Dog

    • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
    • By: Phil Knight
    • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31,347
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28,151
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28,135

    Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

    • By Brock on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99