The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Alienist by Caleb CarrThe Historian by Elizabeth KostovaThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónMistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Best Historical Mystery
6th out of 1,355 books — 3,562 voters
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieAngels & Demons by Dan BrownRebecca by Daphne du MaurierIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Best Crime & Mystery Books
51st out of 5,180 books — 12,294 voters

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. KingThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearMistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Favorite Historical Mystery Series
2nd out of 782 books — 975 voters
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieOne for the Money by Janet EvanovichDeath on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Best Detective/Mystery Series
8th out of 1,660 books — 1,807 voters

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay FayeThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. KingThe House of Silk by Anthony HorowitzThe Seven-Percent Solution by Nicholas MeyerA Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
Best Sherlock Holmes Fiction (Pastiches)
2nd out of 319 books — 393 voters
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall SmithCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha ChristieChocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeA is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Cozy Mystery Series
24th out of 842 books — 1,940 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Best Books Ever
987th out of 47,801 books — 174,148 voters

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Best Literary Mysteries
44th out of 1,107 books — 2,468 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Best Historical Fiction
214th out of 5,662 books — 23,048 voters

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonOne for the Money by Janet EvanovichA is for Alibi by Sue GraftonThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall SmithDéjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
Fearless Females
8th out of 519 books — 744 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Help by Kathryn StockettA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Recommended Historical Fiction
64th out of 2,375 books — 2,542 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Giver by Lois LowryCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Best Young Adult Books
466th out of 10,716 books — 72,442 voters
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettOutlander by Diana Gabaldon
Best Books to Make into a PBS Series
11th out of 305 books — 330 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Best Books of the 20th Century
679th out of 7,121 books — 46,288 voters
Harry Potter Boxset by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTwilight by Stephenie MeyerTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Read Them Twice...At Least
197th out of 4,430 books — 4,329 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Best Books of the Decade: 1990's
130th out of 2,380 books — 3,018 voters
Silent in the Grave by Deanna RaybournWhat Angels Fear by C.S. HarrisThe Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. KingThe Yard by Alex Grecian
Victorian and Regency Mystery Novels
4th out of 199 books — 119 voters

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyHer Royal Spyness by Rhys BowenThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Historical Mysteries and Thrillers Featuring Women
5th out of 283 books — 149 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
864th out of 25,102 books — 61,273 voters

Triptych by Karin SlaughterBlindsighted by Karin SlaughterIn the Woods by Tana FrenchGone Girl by Gillian FlynnBroken by Karin Slaughter
Best Female Crime/Mystery/Thriller Writers
28th out of 831 books — 440 voters
A is for Alibi by Sue GraftonChocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeHer Royal Spyness by Rhys BowenThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyThe Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
First books of some good cozy series
48th out of 474 books — 562 voters

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroThe House at Riverton by Kate MortonBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughA Room with a View by E.M. ForsterHowards End by E.M. Forster
Downton Abbey-esque Books
49th out of 523 books — 941 voters
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieOne For The Money by Janet EvanovichA Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleA is for Alibi by Sue GraftonOpen Season by C.J. Box
Favorite Mystery Series
9th out of 386 books — 120 voters

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieThe Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha ChristieThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Best British Crime/Mystery Fiction
148th out of 993 books — 1,067 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter Boxset by J.K. RowlingJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Best Women-authored Books
201st out of 4,370 books — 2,804 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareDivergent by Veronica RothThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Best Series
294th out of 2,646 books — 8,199 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Best Female Lead Characters
315th out of 3,916 books — 4,860 voters

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Sign of Four by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Elementary, My Dear Holmes
14th out of 191 books — 135 voters
Jurassic Park by Michael CrichtonThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Best Action-Adventure Novels
162nd out of 1,450 books — 1,781 voters

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