The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray PollockWinter's Bone by Daniel WoodrellKnockemstiff by Donald Ray PollockDry Bones in the Valley by Tom BoumanCrooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Country Noir
1st out of 225 books — 173 voters
The Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittThe Sense of an Ending by Julian BarnesThe Marriage Plot by Jeffrey EugenidesState of Wonder by Ann Patchett
2012 Tournament of Books
10th out of 16 books — 268 voters

American Psycho by Bret Easton EllisLord of the Flies by William Golding1984 by George OrwellA Child Called "It" by Dave PelzerA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written
214th out of 1,786 books — 6,440 voters
Shadow Roll by Ki LongfellowGood Dog, Bad Dog by Ki LongfellowThe Girl in the Next Room by Ki LongfellowAmerican Tabloid by James EllroyCaught Stealing by Charlie Huston
Best Noir of the 21st Century
15th out of 164 books — 287 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteAs I Lay Dying by William FaulknerMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Best Southern Gothic Literature
38th out of 108 books — 301 voters
NOS4A2 by Joe HillWorld War Z by Max BrooksHorns by Joe HillHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiHeart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Best Horror Books of the 21st Century
64th out of 270 books — 696 voters

Divergent by Veronica Roth11/22/63 by Stephen KingDaughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini TaylorThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Top Five-Star Reads of 2011
84th out of 421 books — 725 voters
1984 by George OrwellThe Road by Cormac McCarthyLord of the Flies by William GoldingAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Darkest Books Of All Time
178th out of 852 books — 1,069 voters

The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas LigottiThe King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert W. ChambersGalveston by Nic PizzolattoThe Stranger by Albert CamusHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
HBO's True Detective
9th out of 113 books — 62 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Best Books Ever
4646th out of 42,974 books — 161,217 voters

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareDelirium by Lauren OliverSilence by Becca FitzpatrickThe Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Best Books of 2011
532nd out of 2,327 books — 7,098 voters

Lord of the Flies by William GoldingA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessThe Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsLolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Disturbingly Enticing
41st out of 244 books — 103 voters
The Big Sleep by Raymond ChandlerThe Maltese Falcon by Dashiell HammettThe Long Goodbye by Raymond ChandlerFarewell, My Lovely by Raymond ChandlerThe Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Best Hardboiled PI & Noir
245th out of 522 books — 633 voters

Winter's Bone by Daniel WoodrellBastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy AllisonCold Mountain by Charles FrazierThe Devil All the Time by Donald Ray PollockA Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews
Grit Lit
44th out of 73 books — 24 voters
The Little Stranger by Sarah WatersWe Are All Completely Fine by Daryl GregoryAnnihilation by Jeff VanderMeerBroken Monsters by Lauren BeukesThe Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
The Shirley Jackson Awards
8th out of 79 books — 5 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David MitchellOpen by Andre AgassiThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeeLast Call by Daniel Okrent
From Fresh Air
41st out of 95 books — 64 voters
Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir NabokovThe Devil All the Time by Donald Ray PollockTales of the Unexpected by Roald DahlFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonThe Turn of the Screw by Henry James
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2nd out of 101 books — 4 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Help by Kathryn StockettA Dance with Dragons by George R.R. MartinDivergent by Veronica RothCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins
What's the Book You Can't Wait to Read This Summer?
1471st out of 4,380 books — 7,703 voters
Ready Player One by Ernest ClineThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern11/22/63 by Stephen KingBossypants by Tina FeySteve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Best Books of 2011: The Top 100
79th out of 100 books — 184 voters

The Bridge To Caracas by Stephen DouglassShadow Hills by Anastasia HopcusThe Secret Magdalene by Ki LongfellowKerri's War by Stephen DouglassThe Tainted Trust by Stephen Douglass
Lesser Known Authors
655th out of 3,567 books — 4,221 voters
The Road by Cormac McCarthyAtonement by Ian McEwanLife of Pi by Yann MartelThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Major Award-Winning Fiction Since 1990
136th out of 202 books — 368 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Best Southern Books
239th out of 454 books — 674 voters
The Shining by Stephen KingIt by Stephen King'Salem's Lot by Stephen KingDracula by Bram StokerPet Sematary by Stephen King
Best Horror Novels
1106th out of 1,384 books — 4,217 voters

Sounds of War by Thomas FerreolusTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Books You Should Be Reading
61st out of 88 books — 43 voters
Dreaming My Animal Selves/Le Songe de Mes Ames Animales by Helene CardonaRising Up and Rising Down by William T. VollmannThe Savage Detectives by Roberto BolañoThe Ashes of Waco by Dick J. ReavisThe Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
Best Books Read in 2013
9th out of 13 books — 4 voters

Caught Stealing by Charlie HustonL.A. Confidential by James EllroyGalveston by Nic PizzolattoAlready Dead by Charlie HustonSend More Idiots by Tony Perez-Giese
New School of Noir
127th out of 163 books — 176 voters
American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell1979 by Steve    AndersonHouse of Earth by Woody GuthrieBastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy AllisonKnockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
Rural Grit
6th out of 9 books — 3 voters

The Night of the Hunter by Davis GrubbWinter's Bone by Daniel WoodrellMidnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil by John BerendtThe Devil All the Time by Donald Ray PollockThe Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Belled Buzzard - Reading List
4th out of 60 books — 2 voters
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett JohnsonThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsAnimal Farm by George OrwellWhere the Sidewalk Ends by Shel SilversteinThe Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
More Favorite Reads!
60th out of 118 books — 5 voters

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