Non Fiction A – Z

 
BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
Character Breakdown by Zawe Ashton
A Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner by Chris Atkins
Ma’am Darling by Craig Brown
One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time by Craig Brown
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper
Hungry by Grace Dent
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman by Minoo Dinshaw
This Really Isn’t About You by Jean Hannah Edelstein
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
Mind on Fire by Arnold Thomas Fanning
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins by Gavin Francis
Featherhood by Charlie Gilmour
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
The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Airhead by Emily Maitlis
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan
Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel
The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller
The Fragments of my Father by Sam Mills
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
Becoming by Michelle Obama
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell
Amateur by Thomas Page McBee
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
A Half-Baked Idea by Olivia Potts
A Notable Woman: The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt
Mayhem by Sigrid Rausing
Negative Capability by Michèle Roberts
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe
Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux
Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn
Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn
Another Planet by Tracey Thorn
Educated by Tara Westover
Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
 
HISTORY / POLITICS / NARRATIVE NON-FICTION
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken
Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies by The Secret Barrister
Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain by James Bloodworth
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 Cubans by Anthony dePalma
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
The Ten Types of Human by Dexter Dias
Babel by Gaston Dorren
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America By Barbara Ehrenreich
Rush Hour: How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily Journey to Work by Iain Gately
Court Number One: The Old Bailey Trials That Shaped Modern Britain by Thomas Grant
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow 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
Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West by Luke Harding
Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding
Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman
Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages by Jack Hartnell
A Short History of London by Simon Jenkins
Dead Famous by Greg Jenner
The Establishment by Owen Jones
No Logo by Naomi Klein
Whoops! by John Lanchester
The Bookseller’s Tale by Martin Latham
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry 
Strangers Drowning: Voyages to the Brink of Moral Extremity by Larissa MacFarquhar
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
Agent Sonya by Ben Macintyre
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Chernobyl by Serhii Plokhy
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII’s Most Dangerous Spy by Sonia Purnell
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick
The Women Who Shaped Politics by Sophy Ridge
The Prime Ministers: Reflections on Leadership from Wilson to May by Steve Richards
Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity By Philippe Sands
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker 
Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler
Square Haunting by Francesca Wade
Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman
Eurovision!: A History of Modern Europe Through the World’s Greatest Song Contest by Chris West
Order, Order!: The Rise and Fall of Political Drinking by Ben Wright
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
 
SCIENCE / MEDICINE
All That Remains by Sue Black
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
Inferno by Catherine Cho
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias In A World Designed For Men by Caroline Criado Perez
Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors by Caroline Elton
The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris
How to Survive a Plague by David France
Hello World by Hannah Fry
Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre
The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping by Samantha Harvey
Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar
This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay
Face to Face by Jim McCaul
With the End in Mind by Kathryn Mannix
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell
It’s All In Your Head: Stories from the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan
Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology by Suzanne O’Sullivan
The World I Fell Out Of by Melanie Reid
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Mother Ship by Francesca Segal
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman
Patient by Ben Watt
Coming Undone by Terri White
 
OTHER / ESSAYS
How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
Moranthology by Caitlin Moran
Underground by Haruki Murakami
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change, Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years by Andrew Solomon
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young

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