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
325th out of 4,863 books — 18,943 voters
Maurice by E.M. ForsterBrokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeGiovanni's Room by James BaldwinTales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Best Gay Fiction
68th out of 1,128 books — 1,417 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Recommended Historical Fiction
155th out of 1,899 books — 1,857 voters
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe King Must Die by Mary RenaultThe Last of the Wine by Mary RenaultThe Bull from the Sea by Mary RenaultBlack Ships by Jo Graham
Classical Fiction
3rd out of 54 books — 36 voters

The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe IX by Andrew P. WestonI, Claudius by Robert GravesThe Persian Boy by Mary RenaultGates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
Historical Fiction on Greece and Rome
8th out of 217 books — 118 voters
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakOutlander by Diana GabaldonThe Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Best Historical Fiction Books that Are Actually Historical Fiction
327th out of 1,307 books — 1,309 voters

Dune by Frank HerbertThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Novels mentioned in Among Others by Jo Walton
65th out of 169 books — 85 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëHarry Potter Boxset by J.K. RowlingThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Best Women-authored Books
325th out of 3,075 books — 1,858 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
1990th out of 6,147 books — 41,376 voters
I, Claudius by Robert GravesThe Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerFire from Heaven by Mary RenaultThe Leopard Vanguard by T.A. UnerThe Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
Stylish Ancient Rome & Greece Historical Fiction
5th out of 77 books — 10 voters

War and Peace by Leo TolstoyThe Iliad by HomerAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraHenry V by William Shakespeare
Major Battles in History and Fiction
44th out of 203 books — 56 voters
Twelfth Night by William ShakespeareThe Last Battle by C.S. LewisThe First Four Years by Laura Ingalls WilderThe Last Unicorn by Peter S. BeagleThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
A Position of One's Own: First, Second... Last
56th out of 357 books — 53 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
8435th out of 37,950 books — 143,180 voters
The Gentleman and the Rogue by Bonnie DeeThe Magpie Lord by K.J. CharlesWiddershins by Jordan L. HawkDowntime by Tamara AllenBound by Deception by Ava March
Best Gay Historical Romance
284th out of 471 books — 852 voters

The Iliad by HomerChasing Athens by Marissa TejadaThe Magus by John FowlesZorba the Greek by Nikos KazantzakisMy Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Books Set in Greece
28th out of 143 books — 53 voters
The Cider House Rules by John IrvingThe Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan PoeThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovTo Live and Drink in L.A. by Ben PellerDandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Cheers!
41st out of 115 books — 40 voters

Junky by William S. BurroughsThe Rum Diary by Hunter S. ThompsonThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovCharlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald DahlTo Live and Drink in L.A. by Ben Peller
Under the Influence
39th out of 182 books — 143 voters
I, the Sun by Janet E. MorrisI, Claudius by Robert GravesThe Sacred Band by Janet E. MorrisThe Fish the Fighters and the Song-Girl by Janet E. MorrisFlow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow
Best Novels Set in the Ancient World
103rd out of 265 books — 109 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeNight by Elie WieselRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Best Books to Teach in high school
105th out of 273 books — 256 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonCharlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
New York Times Bestsellers
86th out of 182 books — 41 voters

Cut & Run by Abigail RouxZero at the Bone by Jane SevilleHot Head by Damon SuedeFaith & Fidelity by Tere MichaelsPromises by Marie Sexton
Favorite Gay Couples
1955th out of 2,002 books — 2,548 voters

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottA Christmas Carol by Charles DickensWinter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Best Books to Read When the Snow Is Falling
1088th out of 1,349 books — 1,903 voters
Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelFlow Down Like Silver by Ki LongfellowYear of Wonders by Geraldine  BrooksMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenAlias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Best Literary Historical Fiction
100th out of 205 books — 35 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëWuthering Heights by Emily BrontëMrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Great Women Authors
386th out of 719 books — 161 voters
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa GregoryThe Queen's Fool by Philippa GregoryThe Red Queen by Philippa GregoryThe Constant Princess by Philippa GregoryThe White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Best of British Historical Fiction
13th out of 25 books — 3 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Notebook by Nicholas SparksRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Best Love Stories
1972nd out of 3,101 books — 6,839 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter Boxset by J.K. RowlingThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Unforgettables
741st out of 1,359 books — 1,385 voters

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'AulaireGreek Myths for Young Children by Heather AmeryThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe Greek Myths by Robert GravesTreasury of Greek Mythology by Donna Jo Napoli
Books for young people about Ancient Greece and Rome
93rd out of 165 books — 27 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Help by Kathryn StockettTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniPhenomena by Susan Tarr
Historical fiction worth reading
514th out of 793 books — 326 voters

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