Globe and Mail Top 100 BookNonfiction

WorkYear
Return: Why We Go Back to Where We Come From by Kamal Al-Solaylee
2021
Survivors: Children's Lives After the Holocaust by Rebecca Clifford
2021
How to Lose Everything: A Memoir by Christa Couture
2021
Care Of: Letters, Connections, and Cures by Ivan Coyote
2021
On Borrowed Time: North America's Next Big Quake by Gregor Craigie
2021
Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers (Untold Lives) by Marcello Di Cintio
2021
Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling by Esi Edugyan
2021
Klondikers: Dawson City’s Stanley Cup Challenge and How a Nation Fell in Love with Hockey by Tim Falconer
2021
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber
2021
Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language by James Griffiths
2021
Nothing But the Truth: A Memoir by Marie Henein
2021
Permanent Astonishment: A Memoir by Tomson Highway
2021
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
2021
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert
2021
The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes) by Kate Lebo
2021
Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr. Anna Lembke
2021
Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas by Omar Mouallem
2021
A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
2021
Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic by André Picard
2021
Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters by Steven Pinker
2021
Blood Legacy: Reckoning With a Family’s Story of Slavery by Alex Renton
2021
The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It by Helen Scales
2021
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard
2021
Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made by Vaclav Smil
2021
Breath Taking: The Power, Fragility, and Future of Our Extraordinary Lungs by Michael J. Stephen
2021
On Property: Policing, Prisons, and the Call for Abolition by Rinaldo Walcott
2021
Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance by Jesse Wente
2021
Over the Boards: Lessons from the Ice by Hayley Wickenheiser
2021
This Is Not the End of Me: Lessons on Living from a Dying Man by Dakshana Bascaramurty
2020
A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
2020
Burke's Law: A Life in Hockey by Brian Burke
2020
The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole
2020
Through the Garden: A Love Story (with Cats) by Lorna Crozier
2020
Magdalena: River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia by Wade Davis
2020
A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago by Lennie Goodings
2020
Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos by Steven Heighton
2020
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
2020
Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts by Jessica J. Lee
2020
Missing from the Village: The Story of Serial Killer Bruce McArthur, the Search for Justice, and the System That Failed Toronto's Queer Community by Justin Ling
2020
Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben Macintyre
2020
War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan
2020
Restoring Democracy in an Age of Despots and Demagogues by Jonathan Manthorpe
2020
They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up by Eternity Martis
2020
Shame On Me by Tessa McWatt
2020
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
2020
Unicorn in the Woods: How East Coast Geeks and Dreamers Are Changing the Game by Gordon Pitts
2020
Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years by Michael Posner
2020
Ice Walker: A Polar Bear's Journey through the Fragile Arctic by James Raffan
2020
Black Water: Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory by David A. Robertson
2020
The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization by Jeff Rubin
2020
Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght
2020
The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World by Patrik Svensson
2020
The imperilled ocean : Human Stories from a Changing Sea by Trethewey
2020
Rage by Bob Woodward
2020
Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir by Julia Zarankin
2020
Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee
2016
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
2016
Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids by Nicholson Baker
2016
Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality (Exploded Views) by Sarah Barmak
2016
The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood by Belle Boggs
2016
So Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder
2016
Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage by Michael Coren
2016
Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson
2016
Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music by Tim Falconer
2016
Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story by Matti Friedman
2016
In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer by Teva Harrison
2016
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
2016
You Only Live Twice: Sex, Death, and Transition (Exploded Views) by Chase Joynt
2016
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
2016
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
2016
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
2016
A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age by Daniel J. Levitin
2016
Based on a True Story: A Memoir by Norm Macdonald
2016
A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices by Sandra Martin
2016
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
2016
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence
2016
The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail by Noah Richler
2016
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax
2016
This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications by Diane Schoemperlen
2016
Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve by Alexandra Shimo
2016
Born to Run: The Autobiography by Bruce Springsteen
2016
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
2016
The Best of Writers and Company by Eleanor Wachtel
2016
The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century by Jennifer Welsh
2016
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
2016
The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu
2016
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
2014
Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present by Conrad Black
2014
Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John (Watusi) Branch
2014
Limonov by Emmanuel Carrère
2014
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum
2014
Crazy Town by Robyn Doolittle
2014
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned by Lena Dunham
2014
One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery by Karyn L. Freedman
2014
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
2014
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay
2014
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
2014
The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris
2014
Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti
2014
The Bleaks: A Memoir by Paul Illidge
2014
The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
2014
In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying by Eve Joseph
2014
Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos by Jonah Keri
2014
Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation by Laura Kipnis
2014
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein
2014
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
2014
A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy by Sarah Lazarovic
2014
My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
2014
The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure (Exploded Views) by Shawn Micallef
2014
Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours by Maria Mutch
2014
Between Gods by Alison Pick
2014
Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
2014
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
2014
Dataclysm: Who We Are* *When We Think No One's Looking by Christian Rudder
2014
The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax
2014
The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age by Astra Taylor
2014
The Winter We Danced by The Kino-nda-niimi Collective (Editor)
2014
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
2014
Into the Blizzard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead by Michael Winter
2014
The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us by Carolyn Abraham
2013
Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever by Maude Barlow
2013
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
2013
Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs by Dave Bidini
2013
Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation by John Boyko
2013
Mr Selden's Map of China: the spice trade, a lost chart and the South China Sea by Timothy Brook
2013
Camelot's Court by Robert Dallek
2013
Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk
2013
Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace by Ronald J. Deibert
2013
The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron
2013
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
2013
The Book of Immortality by Adam Leith Gollner
2013
The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country by Charlotte Gray
2013
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
2013
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
2013
The Book of My Lives {original edition} by Aleksandar Hemon
2013
Blood: The Stuff of Life by Lawrence Hill
2013
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
2013
The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be by J. B. MacKinnon
2013
Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays by Norman Mailer
2013
One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada's Tragedy at Dieppe by David O'Keefe
2013
Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr
2013
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
2013
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
2013
The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan by Graeme Smith
2013
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
2013
Intolerable by Kamal Al-Solaylee
2012
Voluptuous Pleasure: The Truth About the Writing Life by Marianne Apostolides
2012
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum
2012
A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter's Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring by Nahlah Ayed
2012
The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women by Elisabeth Badinter
2012
The Second World War by Antony Beevor
2012
The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca by Carol Bishop-Gwyn
2012
Pinboy by George Bowering
2012
The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) by Stephen R. Bown
2012
How Music Works by David Byrne
2012
The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things by Lorna Crozier
2012
Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation by Rachel Cusk
2012
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain De Botton
2012
Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio
2012
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson
2012
Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins
2012
Human Happiness by Brian Fawcett
2012
Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific by Tim Flannery
2012
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland
2012
Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga
2012
Attack of the Copula Spiders: Essays on Writing by Douglas Glover
2012
Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile by Taras Grescoe
2012
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
2012
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
2012
In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire by Tom Holland
2012
The Obamas by Jodi Kantor
2012
Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection by Deirdre Kelly
2012
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King
2012
Working the Dead Beat: 50 Lives That Changed Canada by Sandra Martin
2012
John Huston: Courage and Art by Jeffrey Meyers
2012
The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1889-1900 by L. M. Montgomery
2012
Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy by Andrew Preston
2012
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
2012
Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution by David Rothenberg
2012
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
2012
A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape by Candace Savage
2012
The Escape Artists: How Obama's Team Fumbled the Recovery by Noam Scheiber
2012
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel
2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
2012
The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC by Richard Stursberg
2012
One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina
2012
Seen Reading by Julie Wilson
2012
One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing by Diane Ackerman
2011
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre
2011
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartók
2011
Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir about Being a John by Chester Brown
2011
Who Killed Mom?: A Delinquent Son's Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles by Steve Burgess
2011
Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo
2011
The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India by Siddhartha Deb
2011
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
2011
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
2011
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders
2011
Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet by Tim Flannery
2011
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
2011
Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso
2011
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama
2011
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill
2011
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
2011
DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny
2011
Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
2011
Winter: Five Windows on the Season by Adam Gopnik
2011
The History of Canada Series - The Last Act: Pierre Trudeau: The Gang Of Eight And The Fight For Canada by Ron Graham
2011
The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death by John Gray
2011
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
2011
John A: The Man Who Made Us by Richard J. Gwyn
2011
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens
2011
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild
2011
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
2011
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
2011
The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 by Ian Kershaw
2011
Tommy Douglas by Vincent Lam
2011
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
2011
The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit by Jj Lee
2011
Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit by Ian Leslie
2011
Little Comrades by Laurie Lewis
2011
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
2011
When the Gods Changed: The Death of Liberal Canada by Peter C. Newman
2011
Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests by Andrew Nikiforuk
2011
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
2011
Why Not?: Fifteen Reasons to Live by Ray Robertson
2011
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
2011
Taking My Life by Jane Rule
2011
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus by Art Spiegelman
2011
Phoenix: The Life of Norman Bethune by Roderick Stewart
2011
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A True Story of Resilience and Recovery by Andrew Westoll
2011
The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler
2011
Esther by Julie Wheelwright
2011
One Soldier's War by Arkady Babchenko
2008
Lester B. Pearson by Andrew Cohen
2008
I Am My Family: Photographic Memories and Fictions by Rafael Goldchain
2008
The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-Torn Holland by Kristen Den Hartog
2008
The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek by Sid Marty
2008
Unlikely Soldiers: How Two Canadians Fought the Secret War Against Nazi Occupation by Jonathan Vance
2008
In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
2008

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