The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie MeyerTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Books Ever
262nd out of 32,600 books — 127,606 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Non-Fiction (non biography)
7th out of 2,840 books — 4,826 voters

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
3rd out of 1,084 books — 2,103 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
235th out of 12,022 books — 59,332 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
206th out of 5,763 books — 38,887 voters
Into the Wild by Jon KrakauerA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertWild by Cheryl StrayedInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Ultimate Backpacking Novels
1st out of 324 books — 808 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
4th out of 521 books — 1,351 voters
The Notebook by Nicholas SparksThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanThe Devil Wears Prada by Lauren WeisbergerThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienStardust by Neil Gaiman
The MOVIE was BETTER than the BOOK
60th out of 778 books — 8,066 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
10th out of 2,482 books — 2,855 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1984 by George OrwellHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks
198th out of 5,471 books — 6,811 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini1984 by George OrwellPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Page-Turners with Redeeming Social Value
71st out of 1,157 books — 3,317 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselUnder the Banner of Heaven by Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThe Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake
Must Read Non-Fiction
10th out of 1,230 books — 1,361 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Best Books of the Decade: 1990's
31st out of 1,419 books — 1,695 voters
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerChocolat by Joanne Harris
Best Traveling Vicariously
4th out of 890 books — 905 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerThe Call of the Wild by Jack LondonKon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Tales of Adventure
3rd out of 284 books — 306 voters
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie MeyerHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The BOOK was BETTER than the MOVIE
248th out of 1,273 books — 16,718 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
37th out of 629 books — 1,063 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandWesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
Biography and Memoirs that are BETTER than Fiction
16th out of 924 books — 953 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
I Saw the Movie & Read the Book
147th out of 1,236 books — 1,286 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonSalt by Mark KurlanskyThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterStiff by Mary RoachThe Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
Microhistories -- Sweeping Social Histories Of Just One Thing
27th out of 823 books — 1,255 voters

The Call of the Wild by Jack LondonWhite Fang by Jack LondonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerAlaska and Back by Dorothy May MercerAlaska by James A. Michener
Alaska Tales
3rd out of 166 books — 141 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Giver by Lois LowryThe Outsiders by S.E. HintonAnimal Farm by George Orwell1984 by George Orwell
Best School Assigned Books
93rd out of 571 books — 1,388 voters
Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEndurance by Alfred LansingTouching the Void by Joe SimpsonAdrift by Steven Callahan
Best True Survival Stories
7th out of 146 books — 237 voters

The Help by Kathryn StockettWater for Elephants by Sara GruenThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Best for Book Clubs
253rd out of 3,378 books — 8,780 voters
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerNew Moon by Stephenie MeyerEclipse by Stephenie MeyerMiles to Go by Miley Cyrus
The Worst Books of All Time
297th out of 5,694 books — 16,029 voters

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingMy Sister's Keeper by Jodi PicoultBridge to Terabithia by Katherine PatersonHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingWhere the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Books that made you cry!
171st out of 2,248 books — 5,989 voters
A Sand County Almanac with Other Essays on Conservation from ... by Aldo LeopoldWalden by Henry David ThoreauA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonPilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Best Nature Books
7th out of 351 books — 242 voters

The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger1984 by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake
Books that Changed the Way You View Life
74th out of 1,595 books — 1,508 voters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Books That Changed My World
95th out of 1,748 books — 1,802 voters

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