Whether you are a first time audiobook listener or an avid reader, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these great non-fiction reads! Though categories like science, politics & current affairs and history tend to be overlooked, this year brought so many titles to readers, including books that inspired deeper thinking to easy-to-read memoirs and everything in between.

These are our favorite non-fiction books from 2014—what made the cut on your Best of Non-Fiction List?


Podcasts have been trending this year, especially with the popularity and recent finale of the podcast Serial. For public radio and podcast lovers looking for the perfect first audiobook, People We Meet by NPR is a great choice. NPR puts out several audiobooks a year – from the popular Driveway Moments series to NPR American Chronicles, NPR Road Trips and so many more!


41 by George W. Bush

As You Wish by Cary Elwes

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt

In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

People We Meet by NPR

Sally Ride by Pam Ward

The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg