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)
33rd out of 3,104 books — 5,015 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
27th out of 1,260 books — 1,411 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachSalt by Mark KurlanskyEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterThe Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
You Read a Book about What?
4th out of 919 books — 412 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 KeseyFrankenstein by Mary Shelley
Medicine and Literature
29th out of 975 books — 1,195 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyMatilda by Roald DahlThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Books about Books
34th out of 640 books — 1,009 voters

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Books on Books: Bookmaking, Biblioclasm, Bibliophilia
8th out of 238 books — 274 voters
Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffBook Lust by Nancy PearlThe Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall
Best Non-Fiction Books About Books and Reading
4th out of 252 books — 264 voters

Salt by Mark KurlanskyAt Home by Bill BrysonThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
Histories of the Everyday
3rd out of 249 books — 225 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
30th out of 602 books — 1,415 voters

John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
Best History Books
46th out of 1,525 books — 1,402 voters
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsGo the Fuck to Sleep by Adam MansbachThe Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. ValenteThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I Picked It Up Because of the Title
38th out of 971 books — 639 voters

Bülbülü Öldürmek 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
974th out of 12,917 books — 63,439 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
795th out of 6,015 books — 40,229 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
5th out of 265 books — 147 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandAll Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Biography and Memoirs that are BETTER than Fiction
55th out of 1,028 books — 1,176 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
429th out of 3,522 books — 9,056 voters

Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonBlink by Malcolm GladwellFast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
23rd out of 447 books — 229 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
700th out of 8,928 books — 17,949 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
1211th out of 19,209 books — 52,123 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanGuns, Germs and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
History of Science
17th out of 222 books — 145 voters

The Tarnished Shooter by Charles JamesFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Non-Fiction that reads like fiction
7th out of 173 books — 160 voters
The Tarnished Shooter by Charles JamesThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankA Distant Mirror by Barbara W. TuchmanGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondRailonama by Anupama Sharma
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
24th out of 848 books — 302 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
3973rd out of 35,309 books — 135,565 voters
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel PoolQueen Victoria by Christopher HibbertVictorian London by Liza PicardInside the Victorian Home by Judith FlandersThe Victorian City by Judith Flanders
Nonfiction Books on the Victorian Era
12th out of 155 books — 34 voters

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff LindsayInterview with the Vampire by Anne RiceFight Club by Chuck PalahniukFrankenstein by Mary ShelleyWicked by Gregory Maguire
Rooting for the Bad Guy
126th out of 462 books — 1,221 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAin't No Grave by Macel Ely IIUndaunted Courage by Stephen E. AmbroseMoab Is My Washpot by Stephen FryMaster of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
Best Biographies/Autobiographies
11th out of 219 books — 63 voters

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Library by Sarah StewartReading Lolita in Tehran by Azar NafisiA Gentle Madness by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Books about Books and Libraries
28th out of 377 books — 109 voters
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonRubicon by Tom HollandPersian Fire by Tom HollandThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Learn About History
17th out of 138 books — 61 voters

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