Indie Bestsellers
February 9, 2017

Hardcover Nonfiction


1

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
By a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.

2

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
After reading Wohlleben's fascinating book about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same. A September 2016 Indie Next List Great Read.

3

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
Lewis tells the incredible true story about how a Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

4

The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
In this unique collaboration, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu offer a reflection on lives filled with pain and turmoil, in the midst of which they discovered a level of peace, courage, and joy that we can all aspire to.

5

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Noah's compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime coming-of-age memoir--set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed--is a December 2016 Indie Next List Great Read.

6

Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Killing the Rising Sun details the final moments of World War II like never before.

7

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis in this bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history. A September 2015 Indie Next List Great Read.

8

Three Days in January by Bret Baier
Baier illuminates the final days of the Eisenhower presidency in January 1961.

9

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
Short, emotional, literary, and powerful--Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

10

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
Preston's latest is an absolutely true eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the 21st century.

11

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
This profoundly moving and exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis is a January 2016 Indie Next List Great Read.

12

Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman
With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations--if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community.

13

Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
The latest by the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.

14

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Fisher's intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on the set of the first Star Wars movie.

15

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
Bradberry and Greaves' revolutionary program to help people identify their "EQ" skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives.