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 2,877 books — 4,936 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 1,231 books — 1,387 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
28th out of 957 books — 1,172 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?
3rd out of 874 books — 390 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 636 books — 998 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 237 books — 270 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
29th out of 598 books — 1,390 voters

Salt by Mark KurlanskyAt Home by Bill BrysonThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterA History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom StandageGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Histories of the Everyday
3rd out of 247 books — 224 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 246 books — 263 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
47th out of 1,520 books — 1,365 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 885 books — 630 voters

1984 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 FrankTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
950th out of 12,509 books — 61,674 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
817th out of 5,967 books — 39,705 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 — 146 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
424th out of 3,485 books — 8,973 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsAll Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Biography and Memoirs that are BETTER than Fiction
60th out of 988 books — 1,125 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 217 books — 141 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 444 books — 223 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
1192nd out of 18,589 books — 50,051 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
680th out of 8,774 books — 17,771 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 836 books — 295 voters
The Tarnished Shooter by Charles JamesFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonDetour from Normal by Ken DicksonIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Non-Fiction that reads like fiction
7th out of 158 books — 154 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
3882nd out of 34,586 books — 132,218 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

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonPersian Fire by Tom HollandThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Learn About History
17th out of 137 books — 58 voters
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerWicked by Gregory MaguireThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerNew Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Disappointing Books
338th out of 1,952 books — 4,236 voters

The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate SummerscaleDead Wrong by Richard BelzerThe Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas StarrThe Murder of the Century by Paul  Collins
best historical true crime books
9th out of 86 books — 60 voters
The Princess and the Pea by Janet StevensThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayThe Prince and the Pauper by Mark TwainThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterThe Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Red and the Black
4th out of 86 books — 13 voters

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