New York Times Bestsellers – Nonfiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 THE PIONEERS THE PIONEERS, by David McCullough.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

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2 BECOMING BECOMING, by Michelle Obama.

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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3 EDUCATED EDUCATED, by Tara Westover.

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

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4 THE MUELLER REPORT THE MUELLER REPORT, by with related materials The Washington Post.

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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5 THE MOMENT OF LIFT THE MOMENT OF LIFT, by Melinda Gates.

The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.

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6 THE MUELLER REPORT THE MUELLER REPORT, by the office of the special counsel.

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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7 FURIOUS HOURS FURIOUS HOURS, by Casey Cep.

Harper Lee’s work on the true-crime story about a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members in the 1970s.

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8 THE MUELLER REPORT THE MUELLER REPORT, by with an introduction Alan Dershowitz.

Redacted findings from the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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9 THE SECOND MOUNTAIN THE SECOND MOUNTAIN, by David Brooks.

A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.

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10 LAKE OF THE OZARKS LAKE OF THE OZARKS, by Bill Geist.

Coming-of-age anecdotes set in a 1960s Midwestern summer vacation destination.

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11 SEARCHING FOR SUNDAY SEARCHING FOR SUNDAY, by Rachel Held Evans.

The late author's pursuit of a renewed faith in the community and her misgivings about organized religion.

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12 LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME, by Chelsea Handler.

The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.

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13 MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, by Lori Gottlieb.

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

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14 EVERY TOOL'S A HAMMER EVERY TOOL'S A HAMMER, by Adam Savage.

The star of “MythBusters” shares his tools for creativity.

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15 WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS, by Jill Biden.

The former second lady’s challenges in being a mother, educator and political spouse.

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