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
288th out of 1,357 books — 3,477 voters
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. KingThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearMistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Favorite Historical Mystery Series
256th out of 820 books — 945 voters

Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNealLiving History by Hillary Rodham ClintonThe Prime Minister's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNealHis Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNealMadam Secretary by Madeleine K. Albright
Books by Wellesley Women
1st out of 110 books — 9 voters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferPattern of Shadows by Judith BarrowThe Shell Seekers by Rosamunde PilcherBegun by Time by Morgan O'NeillThe Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard
World War II England
29th out of 124 books — 163 voters

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha ChristieThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall SmithThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Women who Solve Crimes
135th out of 561 books — 186 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
385th out of 513 books — 921 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
751st out of 1,048 books — 1,241 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankFarewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki HoustonMartin Heidegger by Rüdiger Safranski1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof
Best WWII Fiction and Biography
139th out of 334 books — 470 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
377th out of 868 books — 1,609 voters
Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell SmithThe Little Princesses by Marion CrawfordThe Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanPhilip and Elizabeth by Gyles BrandrethThe Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Books About Queen Elizabeth II
15th out of 54 books — 11 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
1277th out of 3,268 books — 9,436 voters
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonVanishing Act by Thomas PerryIn the Woods by Tana FrenchThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonCocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
Favorite Female Sleuths
84th out of 292 books — 74 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 Read In 2015
1607th out of 6,221 books — 1,463 voters
Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnInto the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth HaynesDark Places by Gillian FlynnSharp Objects by Gillian FlynnThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Psychological Chillers by Women authors
395th out of 409 books — 501 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
897th out of 970 books — 1,057 voters
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettOutlander by Diana Gabaldon
Best Books to Make into a PBS Series
166th out of 258 books — 320 voters

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall SmithMurder at the Vicarage by Agatha ChristieAbby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria LaurieThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Best Cozy Mystery Series
1357th out of 1,508 books — 1,571 voters
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarréThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le CarréThe Saladin Strategy by Norm ClarkSmiley's People by John le CarréAgency Rules - Never an Easy Day at the Office by Khalid Muhammad
Literary Spy Stories
136th out of 141 books — 228 voters

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer VanderbesMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearCharlotte Gray by Sebastian FaulksCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Heroines in Britain during WW1 & WW2
76th out of 99 books — 45 voters
Bat Blood by Richard MyerscoughBroken Harbour by Tana FrenchThe Secret History by Donna TarttUnshackled Demons by Richard MyerscoughThe Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
10 best thriller for which not all heard about ...
101st out of 118 books — 17 voters

Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierThe Private Patient by P.D. JamesThe Murder Room by P.D. JamesThe Wire In The Blood by Val McDermidThe Lighthouse by P.D. James
Best British Crime Fiction
100th out of 151 books — 14 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 1970s Read In 2013
1200th out of 2,992 books — 697 voters

Dancing with a Dead Horse by Danielle DeVorCutting Right to the Chase by Stefania MattanaInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaMurphy's Law by Rhys BowenGeorge by C.L. Heckman
Mystery Books to Share with Anyone
153rd out of 159 books — 113 voters
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroTaking Chances by Christina PaulJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Read in place of watching Downton Abbey
112th out of 204 books — 99 voters

Sworn to Silence by Linda CastilloBlood Orchids by Toby NealHeavy Duty People by Iain ParkeGorky Park by Martin Cruz SmithIn the Woods by Tana French
CRIME WRITERS WHO DESERVE MORE ATTENTION
401st out of 470 books — 261 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutAtonement by Ian McEwanThe Winds of War by Herman Wouk
World War II Fiction
734th out of 802 books — 1,361 voters

Triptych by Karin SlaughterBlindsighted by Karin SlaughterIn the Woods by Tana FrenchMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieBroken by Karin Slaughter
Best Female Crime/Mystery/Thriller Writers
688th out of 731 books — 414 voters
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukePlum Pudding Murder by Joanne FlukeSugar Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeRoyal Flush by Rhys BowenFudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Cozy/Cute Mysteries
95th out of 110 books — 7 voters

Marked by P.C. CastEvermore by Alyson NoelFallen by Lauren KateTwilight by Stephenie MeyerBeautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
Series I've Given Up On...
777th out of 908 books — 3,419 voters
Now You See Me by S.J. BoltonDead Scared by Sharon BoltonTalking to the Dead by Harry BinghamLove Story, With Murders by Harry BinghamThe Likeness by Tana French
Crime Female Protagonist
78th out of 111 books — 24 voters

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