Jack O’Connell in the film adaptation of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Best Non-Fiction Books of the 2010s

Or…the ultimate gift buying guide

The critics’ view

From the teacher’s guide for The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
Critics’ top 20 non-fiction books of the 2010s (Source: The Greatest Books)

The fans view

Jennifer Lawrence (L) is signed to play Elizabeth Holmes (R) in the film adaptation of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (Credit: Vanity Fair)
Fans’ top 20 non-fiction books of the 2010s (Source: Goodreads)

Best sellers

Bradley Cooper in the film adaptation of American Sniper
Best selling non-fiction books of the 2010s

10. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

9. American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice

8. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

7. Educated by Tara Westover

6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

5. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

4. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

3. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

2. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

The top 20

Top 20 best non-fiction books of the 2010s based on critics, fans and best sellers

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