A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Science Books - Non-Fiction Only
43rd out of 875 books — 2,040 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
85th out of 975 books — 1,204 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)
216th out of 3,116 books — 5,060 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Best General Science Books
22nd out of 251 books — 239 voters

The Hot Zone by Richard   PrestonThe Demon in the Freezer by Richard   PrestonThe Cobra Event by Richard   PrestonThe Stand by Stephen KingThe Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
Best Books on Flu and Other Devastating Outbreaks
6th out of 96 books — 60 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?
45th out of 926 books — 418 voters

The Stand by Stephen KingThe Hot Zone by Richard   PrestonThe Andromeda Strain by Michael CrichtonThe Plague by Albert CamusWorld War Z by Max Brooks
Books for a Pandemic
29th out of 134 books — 229 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Hot Zone by Richard   PrestonThe Great Influenza by John M. BarryGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondStiff by Mary Roach
Wonderful Books of Science and Medicine
13th out of 130 books — 45 voters

The World Without Us by Alan WeismanCollapse by Jared DiamondThe Hot Zone by Richard   PrestonWith Speed and Violence by Fred PearceAn Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Apocalyptic Non-Fiction
6th out of 22 books — 23 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
56th out of 220 books — 150 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
1388th out of 5,794 books — 7,197 voters
The Coming Plague by Laurie GarrettThe Demon in the Freezer by Richard   PrestonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondSpillover by David QuammenThe Great Influenza by John M. Barry
Microbes - Viruses, Bacteria & Diseases
1st out of 17 books — 8 voters

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne FadimanThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootMountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Red Market by Scott Carney
Public Health
20th out of 56 books — 25 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
416th out of 1,257 books — 1,430 voters

The Stand by Stephen KingWorld War Z by Max BrooksThe Andromeda Strain by Michael CrichtonThe Hot Zone by Richard   PrestonI Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson
Best Fiction Books About Diseases or Viruses
38th out of 81 books — 112 voters
The Stand by Stephen KingWorld War Z by Max BrooksThe Andromeda Strain by Michael CrichtonThe Hot Zone by Richard   PrestonThe Passage by Justin Cronin
Apocalypse by Epidemic
53rd out of 141 books — 159 voters

The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn PeakeThe Quincunx by Charles PalliserLady Susan by Jane AustenThe Stolen Child by Keith DonohueMy Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
Best Unappreciated Books
378th out of 1,372 books — 2,215 voters
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenDavid Copperfield by Charles DickensThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. LewisHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Favorite Writers And The Defining Work
11th out of 46 books — 14 voters

Divergent by Veronica RothBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireThe Last Lecture by Randy PauschA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
2014 Reads
88th out of 114 books — 13 voters
The Demon-haunted World by Carl SaganThe God Delusion by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondGod is Not Great by Christopher HitchensJesus, Interrupted by Bart D. Ehrman
Escape To Reality
58th out of 71 books — 50 voters

Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodMrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Year of Reading Women #readwomen2014
222nd out of 391 books — 68 voters
American Jackal by Francis BandettiniPhenomena by Susan TarrViral Intent by Judith Townsend  RocchiccioliChaos at Crescent City Medical Center by Judith Townsend  RocchiccioliDead Batteries by Rey Otis
Best Medical Thrillers
71st out of 78 books — 250 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachGulp by Mary RoachThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootBonk by Mary Roach
Modern Medical Science - Nonfiction
27th out of 58 books — 31 voters
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles BlowHigh Rise Stories by Audrey PettyThe Divide by Matt TaibbiFire in the Ashes by Jonathan KozolLet's Get Free by Paul Delano Butler
Brown School
46th out of 45 books — 5 voters

Protocolo Bluehand by Abu FobiyaNature Via Nurture by Matt RidleyPredictably Irrational by Dan ArielyThe First Fossil Hunters by Adrienne MayorSleep Paralysis by Shelley R. Adler
Nerdologia
29th out of 35 books — 1 voter
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Books I Could Not Put Down
142nd out of 201 books — 109 voters

The Goldfinch by Donna TarttThe Secret of Excalibur by Sahara FoleyLife After Life by Kate AtkinsonCinder by Marissa MeyerWhere'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
books I read in 2014
104th out of 118 books — 11 voters
Birdmen by Lawrence GoldstoneThe World Until Yesterday by Jared DiamondThe Butterfly Defect by Ian GoldinSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. FeynmanSocial Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Popular Science for Smarties
59th out of 85 books — 1 voter

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
16529th out of 35,821 books — 137,776 voters
Tiger's Voyage by Colleen HouckTiger's Quest by Colleen HouckWe Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel ShriverThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeThe Magnificence of Quran by Darussalam
Books I Would Recommend to Anyone
27th out of 232 books — 50 voters

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