100 best-rated Non-Fiction Published in 2018


  1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover‘Educated:
  2. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson‘12
  3. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State
    by Michelle McNamara‘I'll
  4. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff‘Fire
  5. A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa‘A
  6. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us
    about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    by Michael Pollan‘How
  7. The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq by Dunya Mikhail‘The
  8. The Bridesmaid’s Daughter: From Grace Kelly’s Wedding to a Women’s Shelter
    – Searching for the Truth About My Mother
    by Nyna Giles‘The
  9. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the
    Unexpected Solutions
    by Johann Hari‘Lost
  10. The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya‘The
  11. Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi‘Brain
  12. Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road by Kate Harris‘Lands
  13. Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour‘Sick:
  14. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay‘Not
  15. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey‘A
  16. How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future by Steven Levitsky‘How
  17. In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu‘In
  18. Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi‘Americanized:
  19. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber‘Bullshit
  20. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker‘Enlightenment
  21. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through
    Our Genes
    by Adam Rutherford‘A
  22. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou‘Bad
  23. From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler’s Death Camps to
    Inspire a New Generation
    by Steve Ross‘From
  24. Calypso by David Sedaris‘Calypso’
  25. Faith: A Journey For All by Jimmy Carter‘Faith:
  26. Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and
    Killing Ourselves to Live Longer
    by Barbara Ehrenreich‘Natural
  27. The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton‘The
  28. Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright‘Fascism:
  29. Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval
    History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
    by Lynn Vincent‘Indianapolis:
  30. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward‘Fear:
  31. White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal‘White
  32. Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American
    by Yunte Huang‘Inseparable:
  33. Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman‘Harvey
  34. The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search by John O’Neill‘The
  35. The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life by Petr Ludwig‘The
  36. Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II by David A. Taylor‘Cork
  37. The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan‘The
  38. Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge‘Mary's
  39. When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed
    by Matthew Restall‘When
  40. Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language by Emma Byrne‘Swearing
  41. The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro‘The
  42. Never Get Angry Again: The Foolproof Way to Stay Calm and in Control in Any
    Conversation or Situation
    by David J. Lieberman‘Never
  43. A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War by Patricia Fara‘A
  44. Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot‘Heart
  45. Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time by David Miliband‘Rescue:
  46. Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the
    Making of a Legendary American Film
    by Don Graham‘Giant:
  47. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo‘So
  48. Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan‘Tell
  49. Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made
    Man’s First Journey to the Moon
    by Robert Kurson‘Rocket
  50. The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue
    the Russian Imperial Family
    by Helen Rappaport‘The
  51. Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘Skin
  52. Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig‘Notes
  53. Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up by Elizabeth Smart‘Where
  54. Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith‘Feel
  55. This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and
    Feminist in (White) America
    by Morgan Jerkins‘This
  56. The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Jason Sokol‘The
  57. The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts by Tessa Fontaine‘The
  58. Complaint: Grievance among Friends by Avital Ronell‘Complaint:
  59. #MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to
    Make Sure it Never Happens
    by Lori Perkins‘#MeToo:
  60. In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham‘In
  61. Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World by The Women’s March Organizers‘Together
  62. The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder‘The
  63. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska‘The
  64. How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone by Brian McCullough‘How
  65. The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology by Lilian Calles Barger‘The
  66. A Portrait of the Prophet: As Seen by His Contemporaries by Muhammad al-Tirmidhi‘A
  67. How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation by Maureen Johnson‘How
  68. The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel‘The
  69. The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional
    and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man
    by Peter Tompkins‘The
  70. Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion by Steve Fraser‘Class
  71. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling
    Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World
    by Charles C. Mann‘The
  72. Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian
    by Åsne Seierstad‘Two
  73. The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other
    by John McCain‘The
  74. Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper‘Facts
  75. The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer’s Search for Meaning in
    the Great Depression
    by Ben Montgomery‘The
  76. Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the
    American Revolution
    by Christopher S. Wren‘Those
  77. The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity by Sally Kohn‘The
  78. The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman‘The
  79. Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces by Dawn Davies‘Mothers
  80. The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the
    by Kirk W. Johnson‘The
  81. The Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find
    Forgiveness after Hate
    by Arno Michaelis‘The
  82. The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont‘The
  83. Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World by Oren Harman‘Evolutions:
  84. Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation by John Sedgwick‘Blood
  85. Why Baseball Matters by Susan Jacoby‘Why
  86. Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston‘Barracoon:
  87. The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other
    Catastrophes of Literacy
    by Daniel Kalder‘The
  88. Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story by Chris Nashawaty‘Caddyshack:
  89. Becoming the Story: War Correspondents since 9/11 by Lindsay Palmer‘Becoming
  90. Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia by Masha Gessen‘Never
  91. Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the
    by Virginia Eubanks‘Automating
  92. Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the
    powerless Woman Who Took on Washington
    by Patricia Miller‘Bringing
  93. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans‘Broad
  94. Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison‘Jefferson's
  95. Sluta aldrig gå – Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland by Christina Rickardsson‘Sluta
  96. All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire by Jonathan Abrams‘All
  97. Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday‘Conspiracy:
  98. The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers‘The
  99. And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell‘And
  100. The Enigmatic Expanse – Existence by Sreedhar P. Iyer‘The




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