1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
How the self-deprecating actress, mom and writer rocked the world of comedy.
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The story of Louie Zamperini, a World War II bombardier, POW and Olympian.
3. The Social Animal by David Brooks
A look at brain science told through social behaviors of a fictional couple.
4. Malcolm X by Manning Marable
This major biography of the controversial civil rights figure taps new documentation to chart his life.
5. Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
The infamous queen of Egypt as a political power player.
6. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
The annexation and moral upending of Hawaii.
7. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
How five Afghan sisters secretly built a dressmaking business out of their home in Kabul.
8. The Bond by Wayne Pacelle
An examination of humans connection with animals.
9. America by Heart by Sarah Palin
The former Alaska governor's testament to American values and people she has met on her recent travels.
10. 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read by Jesse Ventura with Dick Russell
The former politician and pro-wrestler takes on government secrets and spin.