The 50 Best-Selling Education Books of 2014 (So Far)

Compiled by Deborah Hofmann, The New York Times

1. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

3. How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough

4. The Opposite of Loneliness, by Marina Keegan

5. Congratulations, by the Way, by George Saunders

6. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, by Daniel J. Siegel

7. Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s, by John Elder Robison

8. The Promise of a Pencil, by Adam Braun

9. Show Your Work!, by Austin Kleon

10. Lean In (for Graduates), by Sheryl Sandberg

11. The Whole-Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

12. America the Beautiful, by Ben C. Carson with Candy Carson

13. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch

14. The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida

15. The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead, by Charles Murray

16. Healing ADD Revised Edition, by Daniel G. Amen

17. You Are Not Special, by David McCullough Jr.

18. The Normans, From Raiders to Kings, by Lars Brownworth

19. How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Revised, by Thomas C. Foster

20. The Smartest Kids in the World, by Amanda Ripley

21. Our Mathematical Universe, by Max Tegmark

22. I Just Graduated … Now What?, by Katherine Schwarzenegger

23. Cracking the AP Calculus AB and BC Exams, 2014 Edition, by Princeton Review

24. Two Old Fools on a Camel: From Spain to Bahrain, by Victoria Twead

25. 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, Volume 2, by Bryan Cohen and Jeremiah Jones

26. The Naked Roommate, by Harlan Cohen

27. How Music Works, by David Byrne

28. My Life in Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead

29. Mom and Me and Mom, by Maya Angelou

30. It’s Complicated, by Danah Boyd

31. With Their Eyes, edited by Annie Thoms

32. Letters of Note, compiled by Shaun Usher

33. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread From the Data, by Charles Wheelan

34. Survival Wisdom and Know-How, by Amy Rost

35. Mastery, by Robert Greene

36. Everything’s an Argument, by Andrea A. Lunsford, John J. Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters

37. Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou, by Maya Angelou

38. 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know, by Harry H. Harrison Jr.

39. Plato at the Googleplex, by Rebecca Goldstein

40. The Knowledge, by Lewis Dartnell

41. Focus, by Daniel Goleman

42. De-Textbook, by Cracked.com

43. Homework for Grownups: Everything You Learned at School and Promptly Forgot, by E. Foley and B. Coates

44. The Autistic Brain, by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek

45. F This Test, by Richard Benson

46. If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?, by Kurt Vonnegut and Dan Wakefield

47. F in Exams, Richard Benson

48. 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, by Bryan Cohen

49. 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know, by Joanne Baker

50. Reign of Error, by Diane Ravitch

Deborah Hofmann is senior editor of The New York Times best-seller lists.

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