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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Non-Fiction Books 2014 

Our favourite true tales of the year…

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald for incredibly poetic, rich and beautiful writing in the story of a grieving woman raising a bird of prey.

Blue 52 by Leslie Jamison for the story of the world’s loneliest whale, 52, and the humans who found in him a kindred spirit.

Murder In Mississippi by John Safran for a thrilling and witty true crime journey through the deep south (God’ll Cut You Down in the US).

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham for an at times controversial, yet insightful book of essays.

The Trials Of White Boy Rick by Evan Hughes for the incredible true story of a 17-year old Detroit drug kingpin.

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Non-Fiction Books 2013

Truth is stranger than fiction, and just as entertaining…

Coronado High by Joshuah Bearman for the true tale of a group of California surfers who became unlikely drug kingpins

The Pioneer Detectives by Konstantin Kakaes for a fascinating blend of physics, maths, mystery, and thriller that grips like a true crime story

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright for an eye-opening and troubling look inside the Church of Scientology

How To Get Away With Murder In America by Evan Wright for the gripping tale of a mafia hit-man who became the CIA’s top assassin

Ingenious by Joseph Fagone to follow the story of amateur engineers racing to create the car of the future, and win a $10m prize

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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Yeah! Science, bitch!

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson for more easy to understand, witty science

Black Holes and Time Warps by Kip S. Thorne for easy to understand theoretical physics from the brain behind Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll for an easy to understand guide to the Higgs boson: aka ‘The God Particle’

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter for a mind-bending journey into artificial intelligence