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)
10th out of 2,877 books — 4,932 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
4th out of 1,130 books — 2,199 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeTwilight by Stephenie MeyerPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Books Ever
492nd out of 34,490 books — 132,030 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
7th out of 2,694 books — 2,923 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
4th out of 1,231 books — 1,385 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
5th out of 329 books — 831 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
1st out of 269 books — 312 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
11th out of 644 books — 1,098 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
200th out of 5,625 books — 6,995 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
365th out of 5,959 books — 39,667 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
1st out of 151 books — 243 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
560th out of 12,502 books — 61,575 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
53rd out of 1,465 books — 1,769 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
161st out of 3,480 books — 8,960 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
12th out of 938 books — 942 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerIsaac's Storm by Erik LarsonIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel PhilbrickA Night to Remember by Walter LordAlive by Piers Paul Read
Non-fiction Disaster Books
1st out of 96 books — 121 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterSalt by Mark KurlanskyStiff by Mary RoachThe Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
Microhistories -- Sweeping Social Histories Of Just One Thing
28th out of 849 books — 1,306 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTwilight by Stephenie MeyerHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsEclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Couldn't Put The Book Down
184th out of 5,045 books — 6,974 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsAll Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Biography and Memoirs that are BETTER than Fiction
25th out of 986 books — 1,124 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerTouching My Father's Soul by Jamling Tenzing NorgayGhosts of Everest by Jochen HemmlebInto the Silence by Wade DavisAbove All Things by Tanis Rideout
Mount Everest
1st out of 45 books — 28 voters
Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThe Call of the Wild by Jack LondonThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinTo Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack LondonThe Terror by Dan Simmons
Out in the Cold
1st out of 196 books — 81 voters

A Sand County Almanac with Other Essays on Conservation from ... by Aldo LeopoldWalden by Henry David ThoreauA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonPilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie DillardSilent Spring by Rachel Carson
Best Nature Books
11th out of 359 books — 256 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
1st out of 133 books — 68 voters

The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThe Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
101 Books to Read - Nonfiction
4th out of 176 books — 172 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
50 Books That Will Change Your Life - Chapters/Indigo
66th out of 373 books — 865 voters

My First Travel Angelic Airline Adventures by Anna OthitisInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerAlive by Piers Paul ReadTouching the Void by Joe Simpson
True Life Adventure
2nd out of 106 books — 105 voters
Into the Wild by Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerWalden by Henry David ThoreauA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonStumbling Thru by A. Digger Stolz
Best Books about the Great Outdoors
2nd out of 126 books — 74 voters

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