15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014


This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein

As other books, like Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, have argued this year, we are already stuck in the aftermath of climate ruination. Capitalism has run roughshod over the earth, and the resulting destruction means that we have 100-year storms every year and the idea that cities will be gone, thanks to rising waters, feels precariously close. Klein brings in the weight of her knowledge and passion to show us the full force of the environmental destruction that we live in now — and, incredibly, gives us some hope regarding what could be done for the future.