The best non-fiction books of 2013 include writings on a myriad of different topics, from historical non-fiction accounts of wars to compelling memoirs and personal accounts. Many of the great non-fiction books that came out in 2013 were by well-known authors who've thrilled us in the past, but some are debuts, and the authors are certainly worth watching in the future. Which 2013 non-fiction book was your personal favorite? If it's not on this list, by all means, please do add it. Bookworms who love great non-fiction will thank you!
Some of the most highly regarded non-fiction books released in 2013 include 'Thank You For Your Service,' an unflinching look at soldiers' lives post-war, 'Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier,' a stunning account of one family's life in the Alaskan Wilderness by Tom Kizzia and 'The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945,' the third book in a brilliant trilogy by Rick Atkinson.
Some of the best 2013 non-fiction books were biographies and memoirs. Notable releases included 'Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead' by Sheryl Sandberg, 'The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism' by Doris Kearns Goodwin and 'I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban' by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.
Certainly one of the most notable non-fiction books of the year is 'The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum,' written by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek. Grandin is a pioneer in the field of autism, and her in-depth exploration of autism science proves fascinating in this book. Another excellent science-based non-fiction book from 2013 is Mary Roach's often hilarious, certainly insightful 'Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal.' Roach is one of the funniest and sharpest science writers around, and in 'Gulp' she tackles the mysteries of our own body's digestive system.For reading nuts, 2013 had a great deal to offer. If you're a fiction fan, check out this list of the best novels of 2013 and non-fiction fans would likely enjoy this list of the best non-fiction books of 2012, as well.