The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Alienist by Caleb CarrThe Historian by Elizabeth KostovaThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónMistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Best Historical Mystery
270th out of 1,157 books — 3,134 voters
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. KingMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearSilent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Favorite Historical Mystery Series
260th out of 732 books — 802 voters

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
100 Mysteries and Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks
567th out of 1,858 books — 2,096 voters
Living History by Hillary Rodham ClintonPrincess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNealThe Prime Minister's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNealHis Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNealAlma Mater by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Books by Wellesley Women
2nd out of 106 books — 6 voters

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha ChristieThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersOne for the Money by Janet EvanovichThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Women who Solve Crimes
99th out of 479 books — 142 voters
Seduction by M.J. RoseThe Aviator's Wife by Melanie BenjaminThe Firebird by Susanna KearsleyThe Midwife's Tale by Sam   ThomasThe White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Historical Fiction 2013
229th out of 488 books — 2,406 voters

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferPattern of Shadows by Judith BarrowBegun by Time by Morgan O'NeillThe Shell Seekers by Rosamunde PilcherThe Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard
World War II England
34th out of 109 books — 138 voters
Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell SmithThe Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanThe Little Princesses by Marion CrawfordElizabeth by Sarah BradfordSixty Glorious Years by Victoria Murphy
Books About Queen Elizabeth II
13th out of 54 books — 11 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMartin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiFarewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof
Best WWII Fiction and Biography
131st out of 303 books — 378 voters
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroThe House at Riverton by Kate MortonBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughA Room with a View by E.M. ForsterHowards End by E.M. Forster
Downton Abbey-esque Books
358th out of 500 books — 859 voters

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenInsurgent by Veronica RothGone Girl by Gillian FlynnCity of Lost Souls by Cassandra ClarePandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Best Books of 2012
1255th out of 3,076 books — 9,407 voters
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarréThe Bourne Identity by Robert LudlumThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le CarréThe Hunt for Red October by Tom ClancyThe Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Best Spy Novels
331st out of 773 books — 1,391 voters

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonVanishing Act by Thomas PerryThe Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn KeeneIn the Woods by Tana FrenchCocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
Favorite Female Sleuths
74th out of 176 books — 55 voters
Bat Blood by Richard MyerscoughBroken Harbour by Tana FrenchThe Secret History by Donna TarttUnshackled Demons by Richard MyerscoughThe Scorpion by John A. Autero
10 best thriller for which not all heard about ...
100th out of 117 books — 15 voters

The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsBig Little Lies by Liane MoriartyAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrMe Before You by Jojo MoyesGone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2015: What Women Born In The 1970s Have Read So Far This Year
1413th out of 5,383 books — 1,113 voters
Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnInto the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth HaynesBlue Coyote Motel by Dianne HarmanDark Places by Gillian FlynnSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Psychological Chillers by Women authors
354th out of 368 books — 394 voters

Taking Chances by Christina PaulPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Read in place of watching Downton Abbey
82nd out of 148 books — 89 voters
The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson1984 by George OrwellThe Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Conspiracy Fiction
816th out of 895 books — 912 voters

Outlander by Diana GabaldonThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyDragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Best Historical Fiction Set in UK and Ireland
957th out of 973 books — 1,075 voters
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarréThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le CarréThe Saladin Strategy by Norm ClarkAgency Rules - Never an Easy Day at the Office by Khalid MuhammadSmiley's People by John le Carré
Literary Spy Stories
131st out of 138 books — 214 voters

Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierThe Private Patient by P.D. JamesThe Murder Room by P.D. JamesA Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Wire In The Blood by Val McDermid
Best British Crime Fiction
87th out of 139 books — 13 voters
Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenMe Before You by Jojo MoyesWhere'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria SempleThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2013: What Women Born In The 70s Read In 2013
1197th out of 2,993 books — 686 voters

Dead Scared by Sharon BoltonTalking to the Dead by Harry BinghamLove Story, With Murders by Harry BinghamIn the Woods by Tana FrenchSlip of the Knife by Denise Mina
Crime Female Protagonist
76th out of 110 books — 14 voters
Marked by P.C. CastEvermore by Alyson NoelFallen by Lauren KateThe Awakening / The Struggle by L.J. SmithTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Series I've Given Up On...
701st out of 790 books — 3,138 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutThe Winds of War by Herman WoukAtonement by Ian McEwan
World War II Fiction
660th out of 736 books — 1,147 voters
Dancing with a Dead Horse by Danielle DeVorCutting Right to the Chase by Stefania MattanaInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaGeorge by C.L. HeckmanMurphy's Law by Rhys Bowen
Mystery Books to Share with Anyone
128th out of 134 books — 103 voters

Sworn to Silence by Linda CastilloBlood Orchids by Toby NealHeavy Duty People by Iain ParkeThe Perfect Husband by Lisa GardnerMonkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
386th out of 457 books — 242 voters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer VanderbesCode Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinCharlotte Gray by Sebastian FaulksThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Heroines in Britain during WW1 & WW2
50th out of 79 books — 34 voters

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