Paperback Nonfiction Bestsellers
Jun 29, 2012 — Erik Larson's true crime book, The Devil in the White City, is on the list for a 208th week.
Jul 22, 2011 — When Colton, the 4-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor, loses consciousness during surgery, he sees a vision of heaven and meets Jesus' special horse. Todd Burpo retells his son's story in Heaven Is for Real, which enjoys its 27th week on the list.
Jul 15, 2011 — Syrian-born Abdulrahman Zeitoun stays in New Orleans after Katrina and helps rescue neighbors with a small canoe. Dave Eggers tells a story of selflessness in the face of racial injustice in Zeitoun, which enjoys a 53rd week on the list.
Jul 8, 2011 — After growing up in a poor and dysfunctional West Virginia home, four young siblings learn to fend for themselves. Jeannette Walls' memoir, The Glass Castle, returns to the list for its 211th week.
Jul 1, 2011 — An architect plans for 1893's Chicago World's Fair, while a serial killer wreaks havoc at his nearby "hotel." The Devil in the White City enjoys its 195th week on the list.
Jun 24, 2011 — A lioness nurses a baby oryx; an elephant befriends a sheep. National Geographic writer Jennifer Holland narrates some of nature's strangest pairings in Unlikely Friendships. It debuts at No. 10.
Jun 17, 2011 — Susan Casey collects stories from wave-chasing surfers and scientists — and experiences some massive swells firsthand — in The Wave. It debuts at No. 15.
Jun 10, 2011 — Four Fish is Paul Greenberg's wide-ranging exploration of humankind's relationship with fish — the flesh that even many vegetarians eat. It debuts at No. 14.
Jun 3, 2011 — Expanding on a segment from his late-night show, Jimmy Fallon expresses gratitude for everything from the light bulb he's too lazy to replace to the F12 button on his computer keyboard. Thank You Notes debuts at No. 10.
May 27, 2011 — In a graphic account of the brutality of war, journalist Sebastian Junger chronicles the 15-month tour of duty of a U.S. army platoon in Afghanistan. Embedded with the troops, Junger offers on-the-ground insight into the camaraderie and bravery of soldiers. War debuts at No. 12.