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)
1st out of 2,840 books — 4,823 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
47th out of 4,880 books — 23,427 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
61st out of 5,253 books — 13,057 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
417th out of 32,580 books — 127,545 voters

City of Ashes by Cassandra ClareHush, Hush by Becca FitzpatrickCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareMarked by P.C. Cast
Books That Should Be Made Into Movies
144th out of 17,885 books — 48,551 voters
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieAngels & Demons by Dan BrownRebecca by Daphne du MaurierIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Best Crime & Mystery Books
58th out of 4,401 books — 10,076 voters

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
10th out of 982 books — 1,394 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
439th out of 12,018 books — 59,287 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
116th out of 497 books — 3,459 voters
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonColumbine by Dave Cullen
Best True Crime
4th out of 420 books — 684 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakWater for Elephants by Sara GruenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Books that Exceeded your Expectations
93rd out of 2,904 books — 5,717 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
10th out of 521 books — 1,350 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
16th out of 1,230 books — 1,361 voters
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonThe Manson File by Nikolas Schreck
True Crime
4th out of 357 books — 407 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
255th out of 5,471 books — 6,810 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
16th out of 1,388 books — 1,303 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
1st out of 264 books — 144 voters
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas HarrisDarkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff LindsayRed Dragon by Thomas HarrisAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisHannibal by Thomas Harris
I Like Serial Killers
9th out of 551 books — 864 voters

Mockingjay by Suzanne CollinsThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
You Want to Read in 2010
62nd out of 1,058 books — 2,029 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerBinding Arbitration by Elizabeth MarxThe Jungle by Upton SinclairDivergent by Veronica Roth
Books Set in Chicago
1st out of 288 books — 232 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?
5th out of 872 books — 369 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
1st out of 178 books — 169 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
216th out of 3,377 books — 8,776 voters

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingThe Help by Kathryn StockettHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingUglies by Scott Westerfeld
What To Read Next
334th out of 8,572 books — 17,562 voters
The Invention of Religion by Alexander DrakeIf I Should Die Before My Dog -- by Joe ConnollyThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
favorite non-fiction
4th out of 298 books — 292 voters

American Psycho by Bret Easton EllisLord of the Flies by William GoldingA Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer1984 by George OrwellA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written
152nd out of 1,347 books — 5,112 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate SummerscaleDead Wrong by Richard BelzerThe Murder of the Century by Paul  CollinsThe Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr
best historical true crime books
1st out of 75 books — 52 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Favorite Books
199th out of 3,435 books — 2,492 voters
War and Peace by Leo TolstoyThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I Should Probably Read This Sometime...
229th out of 1,222 books — 2,904 voters

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