This year I am adding The Non-Fiction Reading and Listening List to my reading list. In the past I have given special mention to non-fiction books, but I have never kept a full list.
The Non-Fiction Reading and Listening List will include books I am defining as ones with a focused narrative. This include autobiographies and biographies, history books about a specific time or event (not just a list of dates) and books around specific current events, such as “Flash Boys”. It may also include books with a unifying subject though not a true narrative such as “The Tipping Point”, but that is still pending.
Also, the books on the Non-Fiction Reading and Listening List will not be eligible for Book of the Year, which is awarded to novels only. Any notable non-fiction books will receive a Special Mention at the end of the year.