A GoodReads list of the New York Times’ best-sellers of 2015 in the nonfiction category. Normally I present these without commentary but this list requires me to point out that certain pieces on here are not only ones I un-advocate but are ones that make me sad about the buying habits of humans.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole by Ann Coulter
Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side by Dana Perino
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen
Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales by Ali Wentworth
19 out of 58 titles on this list (32%) are by women.
–your fangirl heroine.