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The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Best Non-Fiction (no biographies)
4,615 books — 6,750 voters
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
4,201 books — 4,655 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
5,889 books — 4,072 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Favourite Travel Books
1,705 books — 3,914 voters

War and Peace by Leo TolstoyTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini1984 by George OrwellDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I Should Probably Read This Sometime...
1,784 books — 3,430 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Science Books - Non-Fiction Only
1,310 books — 3,021 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry
Well-Written Holocaust Books
661 books — 2,569 voters
Token Huntress by Kia Carrington-RussellNICU II and Victoria's Incestuous Romance by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonThe Law of Attraction by N.M. SilberBeatless by Amber L.  JohnsonCircle of Five by Jan Raymond
Our Favorite Indie Reads
2,491 books — 2,519 voters

Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareBlood Promise by Richelle MeadHunted by P.C. CastEvermore by Alyson Noel
Books for 2009
583 books — 2,419 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best History Books
2,317 books — 2,415 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Must Read Non-Fiction
2,147 books — 2,278 voters
The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenGone Girl by Gillian FlynnThe Martian by Andy WeirWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
What we've read so far in...2015
10,293 books — 2,131 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
1,583 books — 2,018 voters

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoOh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. SeussThe Reframe by Brian Maddox
Motivational and Self-Improvement Books
1,497 books — 1,831 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHatchet by Gary PaulsenCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsLord of the Flies by William GoldingWalks Away Woman by Ki Longfellow
Best Survival Stories
992 books — 1,567 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
1,256 books — 1,566 voters
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe Secret by Rhonda ByrneThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillThe Reframe by Brian Maddox
Best Self Help Books
1,196 books — 1,541 voters

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryThe Constant Princess by Philippa GregoryWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Best Books About Tudor England
574 books — 1,504 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)
1,343 books — 1,469 voters
Me Before You by Jojo MoyesThe Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsWinter by Marissa MeyerCinder by Marissa MeyerHarry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by John Tiffany
What we've read so far in 2016
8,299 books — 1,176 voters

Twilight by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerNew Moon by Stephenie MeyerThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownEclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Books I wish I had never read
1,069 books — 1,169 voters
When Pigs Fly by Bob SanchezThe Steward by Christopher  ShieldsLittle Mountain by Bob SanchezGetting Lucky by Bob SanchezDivorce Hotel by B.R.  Snow
Best Indie Books to Read in 2012
975 books — 1,159 voters

The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Immigrant Experience Literature
767 books — 1,150 voters
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles PortisBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyNo Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Best Westerns
953 books — 1,106 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussSalt by Mark KurlanskyThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
You Read a Book about What?
1,608 books — 1,052 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilChronicles, Volume One by Bob DylanLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob SheffieldLife by Keith RichardsJust Kids by Patti Smith
Best Non Fiction About Music
1,106 books — 996 voters


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