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The Most Popular Nonfiction Books of 2024 So Far, According to Goodreads

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Goodreads editors have crunched some more numbers to give us a list of 51 of the most popular nonfiction books of 2024 (so far). To do so, they looked at which titles their members had saved under the Read or Want to Read sections on the site, which boasts more than 150 million members.

They’ve organized the list into categories that may overlap a bit: Essays, History & Biography, Memoirs, Science, and General Nonfiction.

A sampling of Goodreads’ 51 most popular nonfiction books of 2024 is below:

cover of Thunder Song

Thunder Song: Essays by Sasha taqwšəblu LaPointe

Memoirs

a graphic of the cover of My Side of the River: A Memoir by Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

My Side of the River by Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

History & Biography

cover of Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum by Antonia Hylton

Science, Technology & Health 

cover of Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation by Jen Gunter

Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation by Jen Gunter

To see the complete list, visit Goodreads.com.

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