1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The story of Louie Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
2. Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
The infamous queen of Egypt as a political power player.
3. Life by Keith Richards with James Fox
The seemingly-eternal musician shares his life as a Rolling Stone.
4. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Why Chinese mothers raise superior children to their Western counterparts.
5. Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfeld
The former Defense secretary defends his records and settles scores.
6. Decision Points by George W. Bush
Critical choices that shaped the former president's time in the White House.
7. Undisputed by Chris Jericho and Peter Thomas Fornatale
The wrestling superstar's continuing chronicle of life in the WWE.
8. True You by Janet Jackson with David Ritz
The entertainer's struggle with self-esteem.
9. Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
A Jesuit priest works with L.A. youth in his gang intervention program.
10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
What a poor black woman's cancer cells did for science and didn't do for her family.