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Choice Awards

Nonfiction NOMINEES FOR 2022

Voting has ended for 2022.

Find all the nominees below.


1. Facing the Mountain
by Daniel James Brown

They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of their American homeland. They faced bigotry, yet they …

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2. The Woman They Could Not Silence
by Kate Moore

1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table …

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3. In the Hands of the Lord 
by Richard E. Turley Jr.

Dallin H. Oaks may not have seemed the likeliest choice to become an Apostle. His life path had been anything but conventional. He was only …

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4. Empire of Pain
by Patrick Radden Keefe

The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre …

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5. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Super Easy!
by Ree Drummond

Fall in love with cooking again with classic family-friendly recipes made quick and easy from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network favorite Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman …

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6. The Immortals
by Steven T. Collis

During World War II, four chaplains were assigned to the SS Dorchester with more than 900 men on board …

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7. Everybody Fights
by Kim and Penn Holderness

We take our cars in for oil changes. We mow our lawns and pull weeds. Why don’t we do maintenance on our marriages? This relationship is …

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8. A Walk in My Shoes
by Ben Schilaty

President M. Russell Ballard counselled, “We need to listen to and understand what our LGBT brothers and sisters are feeling and experiencing …”

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9. Unwinding Anxiety
by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

A step-by-step plan clinically proven to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits …

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10. The Bomber Mafia
by Malcolm Gladwell

An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war …

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Other Nominees

Mary Berry Cooks to Perfection
by Mary Berry

Make the most delectable and perfect meals with Mary Berry and over 100 of her best recipes at your fingertips …

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How to Love the World
by James Crews

More and more people are turning to poetry as an antidote to divisiveness, negativity, anxiety, and the frenetic pace of life …

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Get Off Your Sugar
by Dr. Daryl Gioffre

Starting with all the reasons we are addicted to sugar (hint: it’s not our fault!), to the very real dangers …

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Keep Sharp
by Sanjay Gupta, MD

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers insights …

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How Stella Learned to Talk
by Christina Hunger

An incredible, revolutionary true story and surprisingly simple guide to teaching your dog to talk from …

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The Icepick Surgeon
by Sam Kean

Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister …

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The Daughters of Kobani
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won. In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women’s rights …

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Pajama Pilates
by Maria Mankin

Brimming with engaging exercise tips and colorful illustrations, this fun-to-read guide makes it easy to do pilates in your pajamas …

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The Joy of Movement
by Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it’s a chore. But, as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn’t have to be. Movement can and should be a source of joy …

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Faith After Doubt
by Brian D. McLaren
and David Katz

Sixty-five million adults in the U.S. have dropped out of active church attendance and about 2.7 million more are leaving every year. Faith After Doubt is for …

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by Jennifer Reeder

From acting as a scribe for the translation of the Book of Mormon to founding the Relief Society, Emma Hale Smith was a key figure in the Restoration. She was also …

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by Mary Roach

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law …

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Subpar Parks
by Amber Share

Subpar Parks, both on the popular Instagram page and in this humorous, informative, and collectible book, combines two things that seem like they might not work together yet somehow harmonize perfectly …

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The Third Pole
by Mark Synnott

Shivering, exhausted, gasping for oxygen, beyond doubt…
A hundred-year mystery lured veteran climber Mark Synnott into an unlikely expedition up Mount Everest …

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by Tom Vanderbilt

Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to be bad at something? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of beginning from the ground up? Or is it simply a fact that you can’t teach an …

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