Results for Non Fiction + Controversial Subjects + Contemporary

Select your view:
  • A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
    Alexis Okeowo
    Hardcover: 10/03/2017
     
    In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by ...
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    Atul Gawande
    Paperback: 09/05/2017
     
    In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine...
  • Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship
    Michelle Kuo
    Hardcover: 07/11/2017
     
    A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an...
  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
    Roxane Gay
    Hardcover: 06/13/2017
     
    From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-...
  • I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad
    Souad Mekhennet
    Hardcover: 06/13/2017
     
    "I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio...
  • Priestdaddy: A Memoir
    Patricia Lockwood
    Hardcover: 05/02/2017
     
    From Patricia Lockwood - a writer acclaimed for her wildly original voice - a vivid, heartbreakingly funny ...
  • The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir
    Ruth Wariner
    Paperback: 04/25/2017
     
    A riveting, deeply-affecting true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist doomsday cult.

Full results are for members only - but you can cross-reference more than one theme by using the buttons in the right column. Explore the many benefits of membership here.

The reviewer of each book decides which categories it belongs in - but we're only human, mistakes happen. If you see a book that you think is in the wrong place, tell us!

Total books found: 67

Page 1 of 10
Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" backstories
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year
  • More about membership!
Filter by Genre
Filter by Setting

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.