John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
Best American History Books
3rd out of 1,005 books — 1,408 voters
John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
Best History Books
4th out of 1,391 books — 1,316 voters

The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonThe Civil War by Shelby FooteCold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Best Civil War Books
6th out of 509 books — 558 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
9th out of 530 books — 1,366 voters

John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinTruman by David McCulloughWashington by Ron ChernowThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Best Presidential Biographies
2nd out of 153 books — 195 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
239th out of 5,509 books — 6,851 voters

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Best Books of the Decade: 2000s
238th out of 4,895 books — 23,521 voters
The Constitution of the United States of America by Founding FathersThe Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the U... by Thomas JeffersonThe Federalist Papers by Alexander HamiltonGreen Illusions by Ozzie ZehnerThe Revolution by Ron Paul
Best Books to Become an Informed Voter
15th out of 663 books — 825 voters

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Best Books of the 21st Century
182nd out of 5,307 books — 13,225 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
65th out of 2,495 books — 2,878 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)
105th out of 2,846 books — 4,857 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonThe Ghost Map by Steven JohnsonThe Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Best Books About Nineteenth Century History
2nd out of 264 books — 144 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
51st out of 1,239 books — 1,367 voters
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinLincoln by David Herbert DonaldManhunt by James L. SwansonLincoln by Gore VidalAbraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-Smith
Best Books About Abraham Lincoln
1st out of 51 books — 61 voters

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Histories by HerodotusJohn Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
History as Literature
7th out of 385 books — 321 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinWashington by Ron ChernowAlexander Hamilton by Ron ChernowTruman by David McCullough
The Best American Historical Biographies of All Time
2nd out of 94 books — 69 voters

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Everyone's Read It But Me
200th out of 499 books — 3,473 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinTruman by David McCulloughTheodore Rex by Edmund MorrisThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Best books on USA president(s)
2nd out of 106 books — 58 voters

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
2009th out of 32,942 books — 128,881 voters
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraCold Mountain by Charles FrazierTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
American Civil War Books
4th out of 204 books — 143 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Books With a Goodreads Average Rating of 4.2 and Above
36th out of 632 books — 246 voters
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling1776 by David McCulloughKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiNo Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2005
6th out of 100 books — 48 voters

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasLes Misérables by Victor Hugo
Big Fat Books Worth the Effort
275th out of 1,241 books — 5,195 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
5th out of 261 books — 165 voters

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The 800+ page Gorillaz
75th out of 268 books — 360 voters
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Best Books of 2005
27th out of 404 books — 333 voters

Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical... by Ey WadeJohn Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughDead Wrong by Richard BelzerMayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
Best Books Concerning American History
10th out of 180 books — 109 voters
The Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. ShirerWe Were Soldiers Once... and Young by Harold G. MooreGhost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
Ike Skelton's Military History reading list
6th out of 132 books — 57 voters

A People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1776 by David McCulloughA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson1491 by Charles C. Mann
Understanding History
7th out of 167 books — 51 voters
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinLeadership by Carlos    RiveraThe Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. CoveyThe Leader's Way by Dalai Lama XIVHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Leadership
1st out of 37 books — 18 voters

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