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Best Selling Nonfiction Books

The best nonfiction books that are making it big on the bestsellers list are those that you need to be stacking up on for a lazy day of reading, or when on the move. You'll find some great reads here, that you wouldn't want to miss out on.
Penlighten Staff
Books are a getaway to a place where no earthly sounds or images pervade, since one is immersed in a world conjured by their minds comprising different smells, tastes and sensations. If one wanted to just disappear and teleport to a place far away from where he / she was, then a book could do just that. Whether it's kids, teens, young adults or grownups, there is a comfort in knowing that a book can take you places. It not only improves one's way of speaking but fuels one's imaginative juices, spurring the intellect to take on a more creative edge, than one that would be in-the-box as opposed to thinking out of it.
It also betters one's vocab and propels one's ability to think and formulate on their own, with a whole truckload of knowledge and better constructive sentence skills when writing, or speaking for that matter. Books can do that for you, provided that you are an avid reader, who gorges down on text and lives off on nothing but the idea of reading when time permits.
I for one am a 'text gorger', who's been reading for as long as I can remember, where I'd conveniently prop one up in front of my textbook back in school and disappear almost immediately to a place that was alien to others. The following list of nonfiction books will help us see things in a different light, experience another's emotions, imagine what its like to be in a situation and learn from another's life experiences. So let's find out more on the best nonfiction books that are making it big among recommended book lists and readers worldwide.
Top Nonfiction Books to Read
These books will never go stale for their immensely talented written works, and you would do well to have these cluttering your home.
  1. And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
  2. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
  3. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  4. Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
  5. Against Interpretation, and Other Essays by Susan Sontag
  6. Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  7. A Child of the Century by Ben Hecht
  8. Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman
  9. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes
  10. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  11. Imagine by Jonah Lehrer
  12. Quiet by Susan Cain
  13. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
  14. Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin
  15. The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
  16. The Joy of Sex by Dr. Alex Comfort
  17. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  18. The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
  19. American Sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
  20. The God of the Machine by Isabel Paterson
  21. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  22. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  23. Drift by Rachel Maddow
  24. The Big Book by Alcoholics Anonymous
  25. Classical Individualism: The Supreme Importance of Each Human Being by Tibor Machan
  26. More Guns, Less Crime by John R. Lott
  27. The American Language by H. L. Mencken
  28. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  29. The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
  30. The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
  31. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  32. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester
  33. Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Book Collective
  34. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  35. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  36. Ordinarily Sacred by Lynda Sexson
  37. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  38. Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon
  39. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  40. On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson
  41. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  42. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  43. Storming Heaven by Jay Stevens
  44. The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
  45. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
  46. Send in the Waco Killers by Vin Suprynowicz
  47. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  48. On Writing by Stephen King
  49. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  50. The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care by Dr. Benjamin Spock
These make for some good nonfiction books to read when you have the time to kickback and curl up to one. They provide great insight into things both known and unknown in extensive detail, that can only bring on a feeling of awe and inspiration. I hope that you'll find it in your schedule to make place for these books, and if not you can always find the audio or e-book versions for the same.