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
1st out of 1,073 books — 1,546 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
96th out of 4,995 books — 24,636 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
1st out of 1,625 books — 1,552 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
89th out of 6,427 books — 15,703 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
5th out of 658 books — 1,497 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
577th out of 39,407 books — 146,923 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
64th out of 1,383 books — 5,884 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
1st out of 169 books — 245 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
18th out of 2,989 books — 3,339 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
134th out of 483 books — 3,792 voters

John Adams by David McCulloughAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtTruman by David McCulloughThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund MorrisPersonal History by Katharine Graham
Pulitzer Winners: Biographies & Autobiographies
1st out of 96 books — 138 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
3rd out of 387 books — 341 voters

1776 by David McCulloughJohn Adams by David McCulloughAlexander Hamilton by Ron ChernowFounding Brothers by Joseph J. EllisWashington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
Best Books About The American Revolution
2nd out of 132 books — 119 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
364th out of 6,002 books — 7,529 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen1984 by George OrwellThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
781st out of 14,009 books — 68,941 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
1st out of 94 books — 73 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinTheodore Rex by Edmund MorrisTruman by David McCulloughThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Best books on USA president(s)
1st out of 107 books — 66 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Books that Exceeded your Expectations
191st out of 3,606 books — 6,245 voters
John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTruman by David McCulloughThe Great Bridge by David McCulloughThe Path Between the Seas by David McCullough
David McCullough
1st out of 8 books — 27 voters

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónLife of Pi by Yann MartelAtonement by Ian McEwanAmerican Gods by Neil GaimanJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Books of 2001
5th out of 310 books — 154 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
2nd out of 185 books — 116 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtBlood River by Tim ButcherUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Biography and Memoirs that are BETTER than Fiction
70th out of 1,298 books — 1,584 voters
Little Women by Louisa May AlcottThe Cider House Rules by John IrvingThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneA Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingThe Crucible by Arthur Miller
New England Books
26th out of 423 books — 224 voters

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
8th out of 289 books — 208 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Tarnished Shooter by Charles JamesThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
21st out of 961 books — 376 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin1776 by David McCulloughBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
US History Reading List
1st out of 65 books — 37 voters

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. TuchmanThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Systems View of Life by Fritjof CapraThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterConfessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Big Non-fiction
6th out of 191 books — 59 voters
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanRubicon by Tom HollandPersian Fire by Tom Holland
Learn About History
13th out of 147 books — 67 voters

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