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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsNight by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Memoir / Biography / Autobiography
4,304 books — 4,713 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter Series Box Set by J.K. RowlingJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Best Woman-Authored Books
5,935 books — 4,154 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Best Feminist Books
1,877 books — 2,831 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs by Women
2,201 books — 2,538 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyBlood River by Tim Butcher
Must Read Non-Fiction
2,177 books — 2,362 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
994 books — 2,274 voters

John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
Best Non-fiction American History Books
1,617 books — 2,033 voters
The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathGirl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins GilmanProzac Nation by Elizabeth WurtzelThe Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Women and Mental Illness
748 books — 1,790 voters

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
Best Non-fiction War Books
1,284 books — 1,586 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Africa (fiction and nonfiction)
1,389 books — 1,489 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonYes Please by Amy PoehlerAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
315 books — 1,443 voters

The Dirt by Neil StraussNo One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny SugermanThe Heroin Diaries by Nikki SixxLife by Keith RichardsSlash by Slash
Best Books on Rock and Roll
694 books — 1,109 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothVampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Favourite young adult books
1,251 books — 1,031 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilChronicles, Volume One by Bob DylanLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob SheffieldJust Kids by Patti SmithLife by Keith Richards
Best Non Fiction About Music
1,111 books — 1,003 voters

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Red Tent by Anita DiamantThe Secret Magdalene by Ki LongfellowNefertiti by Michelle MoranCleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Awesome Women of the Ancient World
310 books — 786 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Trigger by Tim ButcherChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
689 books — 774 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherMartin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
1,447 books — 627 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittQuiet by Susan CainThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
714 books — 550 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakFarewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki HoustonThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankHiroshima by John Hersey1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof
Best WWII Fiction and Biography
436 books — 546 voters

Lone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellGeneration Kill by Evan WrightBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienAmerican Sniper by Chris Kyle
Best Modern Day Military Accounts
259 books — 522 voters
The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienMatterhorn by Karl MarlantesDispatches by Michael HerrA Rumor Of War by Philip CaputoThe Quiet American by Graham Greene
Best Literature About the Vietnam War
261 books — 457 voters

Martin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiConfessions by Augustine of HippoConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Must Read Memoirs
566 books — 444 voters
1984 by George OrwellSiddhartha by Hermann HesseAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Best Books For Freedom Lovers
714 books — 439 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse1984 by George OrwellThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinSteppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Best Horizon Expanding Books
438 books — 430 voters
Hiroshima by John HerseyThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-RhonhofChurchill, Hitler and "The Unnecessary War" by Patrick J. BuchananAls die Soldaten kamen by Miriam Gebhardt
World War Two Non Fiction
546 books — 405 voters

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