What Non Fiction-Books Were 2014 Bestsellers?


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According to The New York Times website, over 80 books reached the Best Sellers list during 2014. Among the most-read books were Charles Krauthammer's "Things That Matter," Dr. Ben Carson's "One Nation," Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken," Chelsea Handler's "Uganda Be Kidding Me" and Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices."

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The book that started out on the The New York Times Best Sellers List in January 2014 was "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics" by Charles Krauthammer. The book was a collection of essays written by Krauthammer, a prominent columnist and political commentator. The book remained in the top slot for four weeks.

Popular authors of non-fiction bestsellers also included political commentator Bill O'Reilly, who wrote three historically-related books: "Killing Patton," "Killing Kennedy" and "Killing Jesus." In both "Killing Patton" and "Killing Kennedy," O'Reilly discusses the events leading up to the deaths of both figures. In "Killing Jesus," the author discusses the historical facts surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus.

The list of non-fiction bestsellers on the Goodreads website was generated by reader votes. At the top of the list is "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban." Eight out of the 10 top books on the Goodreads list were authored by women. Of the 82 books listed as bestsellers by Goodreads, 30 were written by women.

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