This year was amazing for non-fiction! I hadn't read much of this genre prior to the past couple years, but so many that I have been reading have really excited me! Maybe I love the fact that I'm learning and that I feel smart but am enjoying it at the same time! While I'm doing a separate best of list, I wanted to highlight the best of the non-fiction I read this year.
Little Princes by Conor Grennan (review coming in January 2012)
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee (review coming in 2012)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
Tangled Webs by James B. Stewart
Decision Points by George W. Bush
Short Stories, Crime, and Memoir
Heart of the City by Ariel Sabar
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Bringing Adam Home by Les Standiford
I would have an incredibly difficult time narrowing down these books to my favorite. Of the 11 listed here, I can only narrow it down to 6!