The 2022 Non-Obvious Book Award Winners

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2022 Most Shareable Book of the Year:


by Annie Duke

2022 Most Important Book of the Year:

Stolen Focus

by Johann Hari

2022 Most Entertaining Book of the Year:

Atlas of the Invisible

by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

2022 Most Original Book of the Year:

All the Living and All the Dead

by Hayley Campbell

2022 Most Useful Book of the Year:


by W00-Kyoung Ahn

2022 Shortlist Selection:

How to Host a Viking Funeral

by Kyle Scheele

2021 Shortlist Selection:

How We Eat

by Paco Underhill

2022 Shortlist Selection:

I Never Thought of It That Way

by Monica Guzman

2022 Shortlist Selection:

Of Boys and Men

by Richard V. Reeves

2022 Shortlist Selection:

Strangers To Ourselves

by Rachel Aviv

2022 Shortlist Selection:

The Future Is Analog

by David Sax

2022 Shortlist Selection:

The Shame Machine

by Cathy O'Neil

2022 Shortlist Selection:

Toxic Positivity

by Whitney Goodman

2022 Shortlist Selection:

You Should Smile More

by The Band of Sisters (Dawn Hudson, Angelique Bellmer Krembs, Katie Lacey, Lori Tauber Marcus, Cie Nicholson, and Mitzi Short

2022 Shortlist Selection:

You've Been Played

by Adrian Hon

See the 2022 Longlist Selections ...

2022 was our most competitive year yet - and we considered over 1000 titles to narrow down our Longlist and Shortlist. The titles selected for this list were the very best non-fiction titles published all year. The Longlist is announced and included below.

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Here are our finalist selections for the 2022 Non-Obvious Book Awards Longlist (listed alphabetically by book title):

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These awards are organized and judged by the team at the Non-Obvious Company. Our mission is to help leaders, organizations and curious minds learn the habits that allow them to see what others miss and face the unknown. We do this through our published books, popular keynotes, custom workshops, and annual book awards program.

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