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
321st out of 4,239 books — 17,704 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
60th out of 1,051 books — 1,261 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
152nd out of 1,683 books — 1,685 voters
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Persian Boy by Mary RenaultI, Claudius by Robert GravesGates of Fire by Steven PressfieldFire from Heaven by Mary Renault
Historical Fiction on Greece and Rome
6th out of 170 books — 76 voters

The King Must Die by Mary RenaultThe Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Last of the Wine by Mary RenaultBlack Ships by Jo GrahamThe Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault
Classical Fiction
3rd out of 50 books — 31 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
59th out of 168 books — 77 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
343rd out of 1,162 books — 1,153 voters
War and Peace by Leo TolstoyThe Iliad by HomerAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueHenry V by William ShakespeareThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Major Battles in History and Fiction
40th out of 189 books — 45 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
1924th out of 5,822 books — 39,060 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie MeyerTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Books Ever
7683rd out of 32,819 books — 128,703 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
55th out of 349 books — 51 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeCharlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg LarssonThe Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
New York Times Bestsellers
86th out of 143 books — 38 voters

The Gentleman and the Rogue by Bonnie DeeBound by Deception by Ava MarchDowntime by Tamara AllenSnowball in Hell by Josh LanyonWhistling in the Dark by Tamara Allen
Best Gay Historical Romance
257th out of 445 books — 718 voters
Wuthering Heights by Emily BrontëThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerLord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman1984 by George Orwell
Good books to use for the A Level English Lit essay (UK)
69th out of 115 books — 26 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
420th out of 2,500 books — 1,451 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
104th out of 265 books — 227 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
38th out of 174 books — 136 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 — 39 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Help by Kathryn StockettTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Historical fiction worth reading
429th out of 594 books — 278 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Notebook by Nicholas SparksThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Best Love Stories
1742nd out of 2,773 books — 6,059 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
1722nd out of 1,747 books — 2,231 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
315th out of 642 books — 130 voters
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa GregoryThe White Queen by Philippa GregoryThe White Princess by Philippa GregoryThe Constant Princess by Philippa GregoryThe Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
Best of British Historical Fiction
13th out of 25 books — 3 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
12998th out of 18,149 books — 48,948 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
722nd out of 1,335 books — 1,300 voters

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienCharlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerLord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Best Books of the Decade: 1950's
347th out of 500 books — 647 voters
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'AulaireThe Greek Myths by Robert GravesThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanBlack Ships Before Troy by Rosemary SutcliffGreek Myths for Young Children by Heather Amery
Books for young people about Ancient Greece and Rome
64th out of 162 books — 23 voters

Call Me by Your Name by André AcimanThe Persian Boy by Mary RenaultAt Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'NeillThe Brothers Bishop by Bart YatesThe Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
Gay themed literature of depth and beauty
5th out of 8 books — 5 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakDivergent by Veronica RothThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsGone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Your Top 5 Reads in 2013
447th out of 1,212 books — 1,071 voters

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