Best of 21st Century Non-fiction

A list of the best non-fiction books originally published in 21st Century.
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4.07 avg rating — 613,410 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 85,424 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 193,589 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 94,109 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 90,084 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 123,628 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 141,065 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 51,866 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 105,764 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 240,605 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 441,425 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 736,373 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 264,303 ratings
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4.59 avg rating — 164,590 ratings
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4.47 avg rating — 169,394 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 332,151 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 551,771 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 321,118 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 142,738 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 77,201 ratings
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784 books · 693 voters · list created July 10th, 2016 by Madhur (votes) .
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Madhur 251 books
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Karl 3382 books
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Sharon 208 books
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Tink 385 books
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Julian 246 books
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Erica 2532 books
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Ethan 1 book
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Nicole 636 books
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message 1: by Elyse (new)

Elyse I'm removing Under the Black Flag because it was written in the 20th century (1995). I'm also removing (8) eight John Grisham books because they are fiction.


message 2: by Madhur (new)

Madhur Thanks Elyse!


message 3: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Madhur wrote: "Thanks Elyse!"

You're welcome, Madhur. Since Goodreads lets me be a librarian, I like to tidy things up when I see them.


message 4: by Xenophon (new)

Xenophon Hendrix I deleted The Red Queen and The People's History of the United States because they were written in the twentieth century.


message 5: by Madhur (new)

Madhur Thank you Xeno!


message 6: by Loreley (new)

Loreley Removed Voices from Chernobyl - originally published in 1997


message 7: by Madhur (new)

Madhur Thank you Loreley!


message 8: by Tomás (new)

Tomás Krick Top 100 21st century Non fiction (with 299 books in the list)


message 9: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell For those definition-ally challenged, can we agree on a definition of 21st century. Specifically for this list are we calling the first date - Jan 1st, 2000 (what I prefer but is probably technically wrong), or Jan 1st, 2001?


message 10: by Booklovinglady (last edited May 27, 2019 12:02PM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Mitchell
In my book the 21st century is from 1 January 2001 up to and including 31 December 2100 🙂


message 11: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jun 26, 2019 12:30PM) (new)

Booklovinglady What is the difference between this list and this one? Apart from the dates they were created, that is, as this one is about four years younger...


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