Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Best Historical Fiction
18th out of 3,928 books — 17,162 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
73rd out of 4,823 books — 23,106 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
40th out of 1,226 books — 5,092 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Best Books Ever
580th out of 32,358 books — 122,920 voters

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerBeowulf by UnknownA Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best Middle Ages Books
6th out of 746 books — 919 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
103rd out of 5,025 books — 12,423 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Sultan of Monte Cristo by Holy Ghost WriterA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Best Historical Fiction of the 21st Century
9th out of 586 books — 1,512 voters
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
What To Read Next
138th out of 8,317 books — 17,386 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Recommended Historical Fiction
21st out of 1,586 books — 1,617 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
489th out of 11,742 books — 56,808 voters

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Thickest Books Ever
34th out of 632 books — 2,090 voters
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettOutlander by Diana GabaldonThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldWorld Without End by Ken Follett
Best Historical Fiction Set in UK and Ireland
5th out of 757 books — 805 voters

Godless by Ann CoulterMiles to Go by Miley CyrusHow to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann CoulterIf Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans by Ann CoulterSlander by Ann Coulter
Books I Have No Intention of Reading
226th out of 1,199 books — 5,895 voters

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettFall of Giants by Ken FollettWorld Without End by Ken FollettEye of the Needle by Ken FollettWinter of the World by Ken Follett
Ken Follett Novels
3rd out of 19 books — 120 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Help by Kathryn StockettA Dance with Dragons by George R.R. MartinDivergent by Veronica RothCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins
What's the Book You Can't Wait to Read This Summer?
148th out of 3,629 books — 7,165 voters

Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenWuthering Heights by Emily BrontëThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Literary Love Triangles (Non-YA)
90th out of 411 books — 1,744 voters
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The 800+ page Gorillaz
31st out of 266 books — 357 voters

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerWorld Without End by Ken Follett
Vicars, Priests, Abbots, Fathers, Abbesses, Pastors, Nuns
5th out of 384 books — 148 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenPhenomena by Susan TarrThe Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph FischerGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellOutlander by Diana Gabaldon
Best historical novels
18th out of 303 books — 346 voters

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettWolf Hall by Hilary MantelKatherine by Anya SetonWorld Without End by Ken FollettThe Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
History through Novels: England/UK
4th out of 155 books — 90 voters
The Guardian of Secrets and Her Deathly Pact by Jana PetkenThe Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloughThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry LoganThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Best Family Sagas
10th out of 201 books — 285 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerThe Host by Stephenie MeyerThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Best Releases of 2008
20th out of 234 books — 621 voters
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyLes Misérables by Victor HugoThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Over a 1000 Pages
7th out of 111 books — 105 voters

Water for Elephants by Sara GruenNew Moon by Stephenie MeyerThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Road by Cormac McCarthyEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Books of 2006
24th out of 481 books — 551 voters
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettWolf Hall by Hilary MantelKatherine by Anya SetonThe Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay PenmanWorld Without End by Ken Follett
History through Novels: 1000-1899 Western Europe
5th out of 144 books — 97 voters

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Red Tent by Anita DiamantThe Secret Magdalene by Ki LongfellowFlow Down Like Silver by Ki LongfellowNefertiti by Michelle Moran
Awesome Women of the Ancient World
23rd out of 183 books — 493 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTwilight by Stephenie MeyerHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsEclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Couldn't Put The Book Down
346th out of 4,770 books — 6,780 voters

The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Thrillers
194th out of 1,847 books — 2,389 voters

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