List of favorite non-fiction by year

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This is a list of my favorite non-fiction writings by year. This doesn't necessarily mean every book in this list is great, there are several years where I haven't read anything that impressive, so my favorite is only decent. There are also years where I read several great non-fiction books, but, since this list requires me to only choose one, I had to leave off some really amazing works on non-fiction.

Year Title Author
1776 Common Sense Thomas Paine
1787 The Constitution of the United States of America Philadelphia Convention
1848 The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
1859 On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin
1879 Some Mistakes of Moses Robert Green Ingersoll
1965 The Character of Physical Law Richard Feynman
1970 A History of Pi Petr Beckmann
1976 The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins
1977 Origins Richard Leakey, Roger Lewin
1984 Hackers Steven Levy
1985 Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton
1987 The Official Nintendo Player's Guide Work House
1988 What Do You Care What Other People Think? Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton
1989 It's Always Something Gilda Radner
1990 Last Chance to See Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
1991 Science Matters Robert Hazen, James Trefil
1992 Losing Faith in Faith Dan Barker
1993 Game Over David Sheff
1994 Pale Blue Dot Carl Sagan
1995 Notes from a Small Island Bill Bryson
1996 The Demon-Haunted World Carl Sagan
1997 Billions and Billions Carl Sagan
1998 A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson
1999 Real Boys William Pollack
2000 In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson
2001 Evolution Carl Zimmer
2002 The Blank Slate Steven Pinker
2003 A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
2004 1,000 Things Everyone Should Know About Science John Farndon
2005 The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten Julian Baggini
2006 The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
2007 Mistakes Were Made (but Not By Me) Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
2008 Loose Girl Kerry Cohen
2009 Racing the Beam Nick Montfort, Ian Bogost
2010 Just My Type Simon Garfield
2011 Annoying Joe Palca, Flora Lichtman
2012 Why Are You Atheists So Angry? Greta Christina
2013 The Story of Mathematics Anne Rooney
2014 Coming Out Atheist Greta Christina
2015 I Am Error Nathan Altice
2016 The Origin of (Almost) Everything Graham Lawton
2017 Word by Word Kory Stamper
2018 Close Encounters with Humankind Sang-Hee Lee, Shin-Young Yoon
2019 High School Sara Quin, Tegan Quin
2020 Sid Meier's Memoir! Sid Meier, Jennifer Lee Noonan
2021 The Scout Mindset Julia Galef
2023 Responding to the Right Nathan Robinson

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