Best Nonfiction 2014

Best Nonfiction of 2014

Best Nonfiction 2014

I have to give a ton of credit to anyone able to gather all their yearly favorites into a single  list. I’m definitely not one of those people. I’ve already shared my favorite book club picks, sleeper hits and fiction of 2014, so that leaves us with the nonfiction goodness.

 

Liar, Temptress Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

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The interwoven histories of four fierce ladies who left their mark on both sides of the Civil War.

On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

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A powerful and convincing investigation into the myths surrounding immunity.

The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt by David Giffels

Review | Goodreads | IndieBound

Both funny and heartbreaking, Giffels’ essays are a beautiful love letter to the forgotten cities of the American Rust Belt.

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt

Review | Goodreads | IndieBound

An absolutely essential read focused on re-framing the abortion debate and the language around it.

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)  by Christian Rudder

Review | Goodreads | IndieBound

Fascinating, funny and thought-provoking, Rudder shares the data behind our secret internet lives.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

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Stevenson’s personal journey through the injustices of the American justice system is both timely and necessary reading.

 

What nonfiction titles stood out for you this year?