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 2,777 books — 4,726 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 1,061 books — 2,038 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Best Books Ever
521st out of 32,374 books — 122,972 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
8th out of 2,434 books — 2,764 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 1,168 books — 1,334 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 303 books — 778 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 280 books — 299 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 582 books — 1,043 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
202nd out of 5,432 books — 6,661 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
375th out of 5,706 books — 37,986 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 141 books — 219 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
577th out of 11,743 books — 56,835 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
49th out of 1,410 books — 1,612 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
162nd out of 3,287 books — 8,630 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
10th out of 827 books — 856 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerIsaac's Storm by Erik LarsonIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel PhilbrickAlive by Piers Paul ReadThe Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Non-fiction Disaster Books
1st out of 88 books — 114 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
185th out of 4,770 books — 6,780 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerTouching My Father's Soul by Jamling Tenzing NorgayGhosts of Everest by Jochen HemmlebInto the Silence by Wade DavisEiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer
Mount Everest
1st out of 40 books — 27 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThe Call of the Wild by Jack LondonTo Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack LondonAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Out in the Cold
1st out of 190 books — 74 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 171 books — 154 voters

A Sand County Almanac with Other Essays on Conservation from ... by Aldo LeopoldWalden by Henry David ThoreauA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonDesert Solitaire by Edward AbbeySilent Spring by Rachel Carson
Best Nature Books
11th out of 340 books — 226 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 87 books — 64 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverA Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Entertainment Weekly New Classics
28th out of 100 books — 215 voters
Into the Wild by Jon KrakauerWalden by Henry David ThoreauA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerStumbling Thru by A. Digger Stolz
Best Books about the Great Outdoors
4th out of 122 books — 69 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
70th out of 343 books — 802 voters
My First Travel Angelic Airline Adventures by Anna OthitisInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerAlive by Piers Paul ReadInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerTouching the Void by Joe Simpson
True Life Adventure
2nd out of 102 books — 100 voters

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