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)
76th out of 3,200 books — 5,181 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonSalt by Mark KurlanskyThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterStiff by Mary RoachA Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Microhistory: Social Histories of Just One Thing
18th out of 904 books — 1,449 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Medicine and Literature
25th out of 1,012 books — 1,263 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterSalt by Mark KurlanskyThe Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
You Read a Book about What?
6th out of 1,012 books — 438 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerThe Host by Stephenie MeyerThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Best Books of 2008
119th out of 1,416 books — 6,811 voters
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisBossypants by Tina FeyDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David SedarisNaked by David SedarisRunning with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Humorous Memoirs and Non-Fiction
33rd out of 427 books — 844 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Science Books - Non-Fiction Only
130th out of 880 books — 2,157 voters
Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFast Food Nation by Eric SchlosserBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
20th out of 448 books — 237 voters

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. DickSomething Wicked This Way Comes by Ray BradburyPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-SmithThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsI Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
Best Book Titles
303rd out of 2,233 books — 2,073 voters
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Jezebel's Books All Women Should Read
159th out of 599 books — 1,103 voters

Bonk by Mary RoachSex, Time, and Power by Leonard ShlainDr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia JudsonDelusions of Gender by Cordelia FineHow Sex Works by Sharon Moalem
Science and Sexuality
1st out of 20 books — 15 voters
House of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiSloughing Off the Rot by Lance CarbuncleNaked Lunch by William S. BurroughsFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonThe Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Now That's REALLY Freakin' Weird...
46th out of 266 books — 371 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsWater for Elephants by Sara GruenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Best Books in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library
31st out of 175 books — 213 voters
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsGood Omens by Terry PratchettLamb by Christopher MooreThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanA Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Books that Make you Laugh
477th out of 2,280 books — 3,278 voters

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah BlumStiff by Mary RoachSpook by Mary RoachPacking for Mars by Mary Roach
Popular Science Books Written By Women
6th out of 59 books — 36 voters
Night by Elie WieselHoles by Louis SacharSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonCut by Patricia McCormickDune by Frank Herbert
Titles of Only One Syllable
65th out of 381 books — 113 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
347th out of 1,398 books — 1,476 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootGulp by Mary RoachMushroom Medicine by Brian A.  JacksonThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Modern Medical Science - Nonfiction
6th out of 61 books — 38 voters

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsGood Omens by Terry PratchettLamb by Christopher MooreThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanMe Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Best Humorous Books
627th out of 2,927 books — 5,622 voters
Phenomena by Susan TarrThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeeThe American Plague by Molly Caldwell CrosbyBlood Work by Holly Tucker
Medical Microhistories
14th out of 59 books — 34 voters

Animal Models in Cardiovascular Research by David R.  GrossCosmos by Carl SaganPale Blue Dot by Carl SaganA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingThe Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins
Science Writing
33rd out of 119 books — 85 voters
We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma by Donnie  SmithThe Mayonnaise Affair by Frank LinnCandy Girl by Diablo CodyStiff by Mary RoachDoctor Who by Gary Russell
Pop My Culture
18th out of 119 books — 31 voters

1984 by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George OrwellBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyThe Stranger by Albert CamusWhere the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
White as the Driven Snow
149th out of 934 books — 213 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Fairfax Fix by Dorothy May MercerJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Best Books Written By Women
157th out of 818 books — 348 voters

The Five Love Languages by Gary ChapmanDomination & Submission by Michael MakaiThe Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. GottmanThe Dance of Anger by Harriet LernerIf the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl
Sex, Love & Intimacy
46th out of 167 books — 157 voters
The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPhantom by Jo Nesbø
Student Leisure Reading at UNO
49th out of 172 books — 16 voters

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsLamb by Christopher MooreSex in the Title by Zack Love
Best Humor Writing
152nd out of 402 books — 505 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeWhere the Red Fern Grows by Wilson RawlsWhat The Torah Teaches Us About Survival by Laura WeakleyWhat The Torah Teaches Us About Spirituality/ Through Isaac's... by Laura Weakley1776 by David McCullough
Books Everyone Must Read
11th out of 54 books — 31 voters

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff KinneyDog Days by Jeff KinneyRodrick Rules by Jeff KinneyThe Last Straw by Jeff KinneyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud
407th out of 1,408 books — 1,933 voters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverLife of Pi by Yann Martel
Massive Reading List
49th out of 131 books — 64 voters

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