Since books are so expensive these days, do you wonder what titles people are willing to spend their money on? Amazon has compiled a list of their all time top selling non-fiction books. Luckily for those who don’t want to shell out the money, our library owns most of them.
Strengths Finder 2.0 – Tom Rath (ebook). To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hildebrand. Tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the soul survivor when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II and had to face thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater.
Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson. Relates a highly meaningful parable intended to help one deal with change quickly and prevail, offering readers a simple way to progress in their work and lives.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t – Jim Collins. The author uses his research on the Fortune 500 to create a blueprint for turning good companies into spectacular ones.
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson. Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.
The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown. Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo. Presents a guide to cleaning and organizing a living space, discussing best methods for decluttering and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey. A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.
American Sniper – Chris Kyle. A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell. An introduction to the Tipping Point theory explains how minor changes in ideas and products can increase their popularity and how small adjustments in an individual’s immediate environment can alter group behavior.
The next 10 top selling titles are: Lone Survivor – Marcus Lutrell; Killing Lincoln – Bill O’Reilly; How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie; Proof of Heaven – Eben Alexander; The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls; Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain; Bossypants – Tina Fey; Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell; Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg