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13 Works Of Nonfiction And Memoir That We Loved In 2013

More books are being published than ever before — how can you possibly decide what to read? Here are a few nonfiction titles that we loved in 2013.

1. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

2. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

3. Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine

4. The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan Koerner

5. We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy by Yael Kohen

6. The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

7. Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn

8. Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip by Bobbie Brown with Caroline Ryder

9. Ready for a Brand New Beat by Mark Kurlansky

10. Cloudbreak, California by Kelly Daniels

11. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

12. Stung!: On Jellyfish Bloom and the Future of the Ocean by Lisa Gershwin

13. Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. 2009 A.D.) in a Large City by Choire Sicha