Non-Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Talking About

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    This powerful memoir by the former First Lady of the United States sees Michelle Obama reflect on her experiences in life and how they shaped her world.

    From her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to meeting her future husband Barack Obama while working as an attorney, Michelle revisits intimate moments and uses her lively wit to describe her triumphs and disappointments throughout life.

    She also offers an insight into her role in the White House and what it means to her to be an advocate for women all around the world. Her warm, wise and revelatory words are able to resonate with readers as they enjoy her inspiring story.
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    The 2019 edition of the world's most popular record book, containing thousands of new categories, brand new records, and hundreds of never-before-seen photographs.

    This year's includes a special 'Meet the Makers' chapter which celebrates all the inventors of record-breaking projects, and a 'Making History' chapter that features incredible designs using LEGO to demonstrate record-breaking objects. For example, the Statue of Liberty and the Apollo mission's Saturn V rocket.
  • BSIAZ
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    Stephen Hawking's final book finds the scientist answering questions ranging from 'Is there a God?' to 'Can we predict the future?' and 'Will we survive on Earth?'

    Hawking always believed that science could be used to fix our planet's problems and in this book, he talks about contemporary issues including climate change, dwindling natural resources and the rise of AI.

    This endlessly interesting book is passionately argued and full of wit as Stephen Hawking talks about the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next...
  • BOLIG
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    Former Special Boat Service (SBS) sniper Ant Middleton tells his incredible life story in this exhilarating and jaw-dropping autobiography.

    He offers an insight into Special Forces training and how you're programmed to understand failure is not an option. He also talks about the lessons he's learned and the personal tragedies he's suffered along the way.
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    Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, comedian Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a fascinating insight into the multitude of work the staff of the NHS has to undertake to keep us all safe and in good health.

    A junior doctor between 2004 and 2010, Adam provides a no-holds-barred account of the 97-hour weeks, life-or-death decisions and the constant tsunami of bodily fluids he had to contend with...

    Looking back on notes scribbled in secret after his busy shifts, Adam also explains how he managed to survive on the low pay and the effect his choice of career had on both his social life and relationships. This is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know - and a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.
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    Described as the 'conscience of liberal Britain', James O'Brien has made a name for himself as the voice of reason on LBC radio as he tackles current affairs, social issues and irate callers in a committed and passionate style.

    This book shows how adept James is in dismantling small minds and conquering prejudice in so many ways. In a witty and invigorating way, James talks about how he argues with people who have been brainwashed in an effort to make them see sense and learn about compassion.

    He looks over some of his most popular conversations and reveals how he asks the person on the other end of the line to think about their fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards to make them think about their actions.
  • BSMPJ
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    This year's Private Eye annual is full of satirical cartoons, jokes and spoofs.

    It's illustrated in colour and will appeal to anyone with an interest in politics, culture and the news in general. It's sure to make anyone laugh out loud!
  • BRZXY
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    Tina Turner celebrates her 60th year in the rock & roll industry with this astonishing autobiography.

    She recalls a childhood spent picking cotton in Tennessee, her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner and the global success she enjoyed during the 1980s and beyond. From her darkest moments to happy times, she tells all about her personal sacrifices, tumultuous marriage to Ike and the tragic suicide of her son.

    With strength, energy, heart and soul, Tina also fondly recalls David Bowie helping to make her a star and the day that Mick Jagger ripped off her skirt.
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    This book features 130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

    Yotam Ottolenghi's award-winning recipes are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE has recipes containing all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.

    Bursting with colourful photography, this fabulous cookbook showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy - whether that's a quick 30-minute meal, using just one pot, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead.
  • We Need to Weaken the Mixture - Hardback - 9780753545454 - Guy Martin
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    Whether breaking land speed records, working 70-hour weeks mending trucks for a haulage firm or buying his local pub, Guy Martin is always busy. We Need to Weaken the Mixture is a book that finds him inviting you to keep up to speed with his always-on life.

    In this book, he talks about his exciting TV challenges ranging from building a Typhoon to restoring a 1983 Williams F1 car and also his 'proper' jobs including taytie farming and truck fitting.

    He also recalls the most terrifying experience of his life - singing out of tune in front of the Kirmington crowd on New Year's Eve!
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    Jason Fox, the star of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Win and The Real Narcos, reveals what really happens at (and after!) war with Battle Scars.

    All of the events depicted in this book took place during the last decade (Jason's time serving as an elite operator for the SBS) but the names and locations have been redacted to protect the security of all involved.

    He reveals all about the gunfights, daring escapes and hostage rescues and then evaluates the psychological devastation these experiences have contributed to. It's a powerful account of bravery and superhuman courage both on and away from a war zone.
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    The Who's frontman Roger Daltrey tells all about his life in rock and roll in this eye-opening autobiography.

    He talks about My Generation, Tommy and Quadrophenia and fondly recalls the band's heyday as they trashed hotel rooms, smashed guitars and threw cars in swimming pools!

    He talks with frankness about the money, drugs, success and excess and the impact he left on his generation and beyond!
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    From the funniest man in British sport, How to Be a Footballer is Peter Crouch's tell-all book about his journey to becoming a Premiership footballer.

    Peter Crouch has been hailed as "a comedy genius" by the Daily Mail, and this insider guide is packed with hilarious anecdotes and secrets from his 20-year long career as a professional footballer.

    From leaving Porsches at the train station and players refusing to touch a football before a game, to what Cristiano Ronaldo says to himself when he looks in the mirror and the whopping #250 price tag of their haircuts, this exclusive insight into his memories is a truly entertaining read.
  • Dynasties: The Rise and Fall of Animal Families - Hardback - 9781785943010 - Stephen Moss
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    Tying in with the latest nature documentary from the BBC (narrated by David Attenborough, no less), Dynasties is a beautiful and immersive coffee table book that offers a detailed overview of the rise and fall of animal families.

    This keepsake hardback is packed with evocative photographs that help you get closer to the natural world - from penguins huddling together to keep warm to lions hunting as a pride. Stephen Moss' informative text also offers an astonishing account of these creatures' social lives.

    Chapters focus on the marsh lions of the Masai Mara, African hunting dogs, tigers and their newborn cubs, chimpanzee troops and penguin colonies. This book reveals how animals grow up and play together and how this evolves into rivalries and challenges for control.
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    From one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, A Better Me is Gary Barlow's remarkable memoir that looks into his dark times when he hit rock bottom fifteen years ago.

    Despite being one of the UK's most beloved pop stars, Gary Barlow has admitted in the past to being out of shape, out of work, and depressed. Faced with an underperforming solo career, tireless media taunts and other cruel twists of fate, Gary turned to food for comfort. His weight struggles continued for nine years until he eventually found the right balance.

    In this extraordinarily honest book, Gary tells the story of his journey back to professional success, as well as mental and physical health. Written with his warm personality, his honest account covers everything from his battles with demons, enduring personal tragedy, and staging one of the most thrilling comebacks in decades.
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    Put on your dancing shoes - The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 annual is here!

    This official companion gives you the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers competing in this year's competition including Kate Silverton, Stacey Dooley, Danny John-Jules, Graeme Swann and Katie Piper.

    It's bursting with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip from the popular BBC show, telling you everything you need to know about the divas, drama and dancers.
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    This inspirational autobiography from 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas tells his heartwarming story about his thrilling journey to success.

    For years Geraint Thomas was blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world. He won two Olympic gold medals and is a Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France he was a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his teammates.

    In summer 2018, that curse was blown away - from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and the Champs Elysees. As a boy, G used to run home from school to watch the Tour on TV, and this July he made the race his own across 21 stages and under constant attack from his rivals.
  • BRGWY
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    Written by Monty Python star and television globetrotter Michael Palin, this fascinating book follows the story of HMS Erebus and its epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and catastrophe in the Arctic.

    This vivid recount covers all details including the ships launch in 1826, its disappearance in 1848, and its eventual reappearance in 2014. Palin also tells the stories of the incredible people from the ship, including the troubled John Franklin, the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, and the popular James Clark Ross.

    Erebus went on an extraordinary adventure that is brought to back to life by a master explorer and storyteller in this wonderfully evocative account.
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    Yuval Noah Harari's A Brief History of Mankind will take you all the way through human history and explain how we came to live in the world we do today. From being insignificant apes to the discovery of fire, the beginnings of farming and how money and science make the world go round, it's a truly extraordinary tale and all told in witty and accessible prose.

    This incredible non-fiction book has sold over a million copies and can count individuals as diverse as Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Jarvis Cocker among its fans. It's a book you'll definitely remember reading for the first time.
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    Alex Horne is a British comedian and the creator of Taskmaster, the comedy panel show that sees Greg Davies judging contestants on their performance of a variety of absurd tasks. And this hilarious TV tie-in gives you 200 new tasks for you to try at home!

    Almost as good as being on the show, this book has plenty of secrets and sneaky tricks for you to learn as it lets you experience the insanity of Taskmaster first-hand.
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    Sir Max Hastings has authored twenty-six books, some of which have become bestsellers and have been translated all over the world. This masterful chronicle covers one of the most devastating conflicts of the 20th century, the tragedies of Vietnam.

    Hastings spent the past three years interviewing participants and researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents to create this epic narrative that covers all events from 1945 through to 1975. He portrays the battle of Dienbienphu, the Tet offensive, the air blitz, as well as less familiar events such as the bloodbath at Daido.

    This magnificent volume is able to blend a political and military narrative of the entire conflict using heart-stopping personal experiences. He marshals testimony from warlords, peasants, statesmen, and soldiers to create this extraordinary record of tragedy.
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    Jamie Oliver celebrates his favourite Italian food - and shows you how to cook bellissimo dishes in the comfort of your own home - in his latest bestselling cookbook.

    With chapters on antipasti, salad, soup, meat, pasta, fish, rice and dumplings, bread and pastry and desserts, Jamie provides step-by-step recipes for the likes of classic carbonara, baked risotto pie and limoncello tiramisu.

    The recipes can be quick or slow to make and Jamie offers his unique twists on some of the traditional favourites.
  • BRZUM
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    Now in its 33rd year, the Viz annual is as much a part of the festive season as the Queen's speech, overcooked sprouts, and ironic Christmas jumpers - and The Pieman's Wig is funnier than all of those things!

    Hot on the heels of last year's biggest ever Viz annual, this year's is even bigger, with 220 pages of cartoons, articles, and adventure stories. Plus more hilarious letters, Top Tips and spoof ads than you can shake a stick 10% bigger than last year's at.
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    Tim Peake will help you see if you have what it takes to travel into space with The Astronaut Selection Test Book.

    Part a puzzle book, part guide, this is suitable for all ages and anyone who dreams of following in Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's footsteps in the 50th year since the moon landing. It finds Tim drawing on his personal experiences to give an authentic feel to all the questions.

    It includes 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home and outlines the full ESA (European Space Agency) selection process for the first time. From visual memory and perception puzzles to teamwork exercises, survival skills and foreign language aptitude tests, the questions wildly vary in difficulty.

    Are you ready for blast off?