A Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerIn a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Favourite Travel Books
28th out of 1,221 books — 2,560 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Best Books of the 20th Century
455th out of 6,150 books — 41,626 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
55th out of 2,973 books — 3,302 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Africa
33rd out of 1,070 books — 1,042 voters

West with the Night by Beryl MarkhamMy Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-NéelThe Valleys of the Assassins by Freya StarkStraight on Till Morning by Mary S. LovellEighty Days by Matthew Goodman
Trailblazing Women Adventurers
1st out of 210 books — 87 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverOut of Africa by Karen BlixenThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall SmithDon't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Best books for an African Safari
17th out of 385 books — 568 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
45th out of 1,426 books — 1,865 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakLife of Pi by Yann Martel
Foreign Lands
70th out of 1,349 books — 1,407 voters

Wheels Up by Steve  TaylorWest with the Night by Beryl MarkhamCatch-22 by Joseph HellerFate Is the Hunter by Ernest K. GannWind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Aviation Books
2nd out of 195 books — 109 voters
Out of Africa by Karen BlixenWest with the Night by Beryl MarkhamThe Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth HuxleyThe Constant Gardener by John le CarréUnbowed by Wangari Maathai
Books Set in Kenya
2nd out of 128 books — 60 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Tarnished Shooter by Charles JamesThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
7th out of 952 books — 369 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonIn a Sunburned Country by Bill BrysonChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherThe Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Have Passport Will Travel
28th out of 454 books — 465 voters

The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies
75th out of 1,085 books — 1,086 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
1351st out of 13,905 books — 67,867 voters
Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerThe Perfect Storm by Sebastian JungerWest with the Night by Beryl MarkhamIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Vicarious Thrills
4th out of 142 books — 72 voters

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingThe Giving Tree by Shel SilversteinQuidditch Through the Ages by J.K. RowlingThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Greenest Books Ever
93rd out of 1,318 books — 429 voters
The Invention of Religion by Alexander DrakeIf I Should Die Before My Dog -- by Joe ConnollyThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
favorite non-fiction
22nd out of 298 books — 314 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonThe Call of the Wild by Jack LondonKon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Tales of Adventure
30th out of 301 books — 339 voters
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan KunderaOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Most Poetic Book Titles
142nd out of 992 books — 553 voters

Over the Edge of the World by Laurence BergreenIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel PhilbrickUndaunted Courage by Stephen E. AmbroseTurn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark    AdamsBlack Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
Best Historical Travel Journals
6th out of 155 books — 88 voters
1984 by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Stranger by Albert Camus
Best Books of the Decade: 1940's
110th out of 402 books — 522 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeFlow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow
Strong Female Characters Written by Female Authors
131st out of 1,187 books — 1,120 voters
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanWest with the Night by Beryl Markham
Modern Library 100 Best Non-fiction
5th out of 95 books — 25 voters

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsGo the Fuck to Sleep by Adam MansbachThe Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. ValenteThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I Picked It Up Because of the Title
165th out of 979 books — 686 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHatchet by Gary PaulsenCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsLord of the Flies by William GoldingNight by Elie Wiesel
Best Survival Stories
190th out of 679 books — 1,200 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebePhenomena by Susan TarrHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradThe Wretched of the Earth by Frantz FanonMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Books About Colonialism
30th out of 431 books — 124 voters
Magic America by C.E. MedfordWest with the Night by Beryl MarkhamNo Sex Please, I'm Menopausal! by Stevie TurnerShirley by Charlotte BrontëThe Fires of Vesuvius by Mary Beard
My Odd-Ball Books List
2nd out of 301 books — 40 voters

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