Wild Swans by Jung ChangThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckSnow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa SeeThe Joy Luck Club by Amy TanBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Best Books About China
20th out of 448 books — 369 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselUnder the Banner of Heaven by Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerBeing and Time by Martin Heidegger
Must Read Non-Fiction
135th out of 1,547 books — 1,706 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenBlood River by Tim ButcherA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Foreign Lands
170th out of 1,557 books — 1,697 voters
South China Morning Blues by Ray HechtFactory Girls by Leslie T. ChangPearl River Drama by Ray HechtA Dictionary of Maqiao by Han ShaogongCandy by Mian Mian
Books Set in SOUTH CHINA
2nd out of 63 books — 12 voters

River Town by Peter HesslerUp to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside by Quincy  CarrollCountry Driving by Peter HesslerChina by Tom  CarterOracle Bones by Peter Hessler
CHINA Expat Books
11th out of 135 books — 90 voters
To Live by Yu HuaWaiting by Ha JinRed Sorghum by Mo YanEmpress Orchid by Anchee MinShanghai Baby by Weihui Zhou
Fiction from the Chinese Mainland
25th out of 82 books — 111 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)
924th out of 3,777 books — 5,595 voters
The Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Arabian Nights by AnonymousDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Around the World in 100 Books
257th out of 819 books — 457 voters

All Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainWorking by Studs TerkelAll Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
167th out of 511 books — 285 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherDombey and Son by Charles DickensSpeak, Memory by Vladimir NabokovWhere Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. ForsterThe October Country by Ray Bradbury
Moderately Underrated Books (1,000 - 10,000 ratings)
583rd out of 1,714 books — 492 voters

Oracle Bones by Peter HesslerRiver Town by Peter HesslerUnsavory Elements by Tom  CarterThe Geography of Thought by Richard E. NisbettFactory Girls by Leslie T. Chang
Life in Modern China
5th out of 24 books — 14 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankFree Fall by Amber Lea EastonThe Hiding Place by Corrie ten BoomThree Cups of Tea by Greg MortensonDetour from Normal by Ken Dickson
Inspiring True Stories
133rd out of 134 books — 211 voters
Magic America by C.E. MedfordA Theory of Expanded Love by Caitlin HicksWater Falls Down by Danielle RohrSideways Snow (Water Falls Down, #2). by Danielle RohrThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Finally Growing Up (Literary Fiction)
33rd out of 42 books — 26 voters

Elegant Entrepreneur by Danielle   TateThe Art of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro CremadesAdulting by Kelly Williams BrownYes Please by Amy PoehlerThe Defining Decade by Meg Jay
Non-Fiction for Women in their Twenties
103rd out of 110 books — 107 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins1984 by George OrwellDivergent by Veronica RothBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Best Dystopian Books
349th out of 378 books — 829 voters

War and Peace by Leo TolstoyA Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba BrayNorth and South by Elizabeth GaskellThe Prince and the Pauper by Mark TwainMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Books with Antonym Titles
151st out of 249 books — 126 voters
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondUnsavory Elements by Tom  CarterThe Hundred-Year Marathon by Michael PillsburyMeltdown in Tibet by Michael  BuckleyLeftover Women by Leta Hong Fincher
Informative Books on China
6th out of 29 books — 4 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Books that Exceeded your Expectations
2364th out of 3,895 books — 6,474 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott
Girl Power Books
610th out of 761 books — 901 voters

Magic America by C.E. MedfordGRIT The Banter and Brutality of the Late-Night Cab by Karl WigginsHow to Beg for Cigarettes by Matt PonticelloCreating Monsters by Christopher RankinLush Life by Richard Price
Best Books With Urban Settings
74th out of 88 books — 44 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
956th out of 1,460 books — 6,154 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerThe Host by Stephenie MeyerThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Best Books of 2008
950th out of 1,444 books — 6,838 voters
Buck by M.K. AsanteThe Kaleidoscope by Adrian MendozaThere's a Tiger In My House by Michael Marion SharpeThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe Lost Bicycle by Cory Hills
Best Books by Diverse Authors
58th out of 59 books — 25 voters

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniCitizen by Claudia Rankine
Best Books by Non White Authors
89th out of 133 books — 9 voters
Dragon Lady by Sterling SeagraveChina's Vanishing Worlds by Matthias MessmerChinas One Child Policy by Global Health Subcommittee ...China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving by Esther C.L. GohChina's "One Child" by Edward Ted Pohlman
China Report Recommends
88th out of 94 books — 1 voter

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin MoranThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write by Sarah RuhlThe Lover's Dictionary by David LevithanSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
Please Engage In Discussion With Me
35th out of 42 books — 4 voters
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Thickest Books Ever
597th out of 777 books — 2,374 voters

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