Non Fiction A – Z

 
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins by Gavin Francis
This Boy by Alan Johnson
Please, Mister Postman by Alan Johnson
The Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson
Dead Babies and Seaside Towns by Alice Jolly
On Writing by Stephen King
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel
The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller
Back Story by David Mitchell
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer by Ann Morgan
Stammered Songbook by Erwin Mortier
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
A Notable Woman: The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt
Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe
Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
 
HISTORY/POLITICS/NARRATIVE NON-FICTION
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
At Home by Bill Bryson
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Nothing To Envy by Barbara Demick
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
Rush Hour: How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily Journey to Work by Iain Gately
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West by Luke Harding
The Establishment by Owen Jones
No Logo by Naomi Klein
Whoops! by John Lanchester
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick
The Women Who Shaped Politics by Sophy Ridge
Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker 
Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman
Order, Order!: The Rise and Fall of Political Drinking by Ben Wright
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
 
SCIENCE/MEDICINE
How to Survive a Plague by David France
Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
It’s All In Your Head: Stories from the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
 
OTHER/ESSAYS
How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
Moranthology by Caitlin Moran
Underground by Haruki Murakami
Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change, Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years by Andrew Solomon
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