The New York Times Notable Non-fiction of 2018 list consists of books selected by the editors of the NYT Book Review. It contains a mix of biographies, insights into historical American subjects, along with books that deal with contemporary societal issues. Here are ten of the NYT Notable Non-fiction Book Review editors’ selections for 2018. Click on the book titles to read the reviews.
“Arthur Ashe: A Life” by Raymond Arsenault.
“Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City” by Sam Anderson
“American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment” by Shane Bauer
“Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou
“Ali: A Life” by Jonathan Eig
“American Dialogue: The Founders and Us” by Joseph J. Ellis
“Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America” by Eliza Griswold
“Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War” by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
“American Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic” by Victoria Johnson
“Churchill: Walking With Destiny” by Andrew Roberts
“Calypso” by David Sedaris