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Choice Awards

Nonfiction NOMINEES FOR 2018

Voting has ended for 2018.

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Winners

1. The Radium Girls

The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger

The Curies’ newly discovered element of…

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2. Killers of the Flower Moon

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath…

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3. Option B

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in …

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4. Braving the Wilderness

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked…

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5. The Case Against Sugar

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is…

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6. The Nature Fix

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed…

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7. The Stranger in the Woods

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone…

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8. Lost City of the Monkey God

A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart…

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9. Leonardo da Vinci

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves…

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10. A Hope More Powerful than the Sea

Emotionally riveting and eye-opening, A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea is the incredible story of a young woman, an international crisis, and…

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Other Nominees

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning…

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What Happened

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and…

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Tools of Titans

For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from…

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Talking as Fast as I Can

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a…

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Grant

Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of…

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The Fact of a Body

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks…

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Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality

“Internetainers” Rhett & Link met in first grade when their teacher made them miss recess for writing profanity on their desks, and they have been best…

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Pandora’s Lab

History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating—and significant—missteps: from…

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Last Hope Island

An engrossing account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to…

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Daring to Drive

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support…

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This is Just My Face

Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed…

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How to Be a Bawse

From actress, comedian, and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka ||Superwoman||) comes the definitive guide to being a bawse—a person who…

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60 Quick Knitted Toys

From stuffed animals to hand puppets, this book is a treasure trove—or toy chest—bursting with inventive and irresistible patterns to…

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the

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Victoria

The official companion to ITV’s hotly anticipated new drama, Victoria delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of…

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Soonish

What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the…

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