The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonTrue Hollywood Noir by Dina Di MambroIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate SummerscaleThe Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr
best historical true crime books
9th out of 124 books — 120 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonSalt by Mark KurlanskyStiff by Mary RoachThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterThe Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
Microhistory: Social Histories of Just One Thing
190th out of 1,124 books — 1,720 voters

In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonTrue Hollywood Noir by Dina Di MambroHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
True Crime--Well Written
35th out of 223 books — 222 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonUndaunted Courage by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
Best Books About Nineteenth Century History
60th out of 322 books — 171 voters

A People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnMayflower by Nathaniel PhilbrickBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinAmerica at 1750 by Richard Hofstadter
American Studies 101
21st out of 81 books — 17 voters
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithBreakfast at Tiffany's by Truman CapoteExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Tales of New York City
343rd out of 1,016 books — 934 voters

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneBeowulf by UnknownThe Crucible by Arthur MillerMoby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
Favorite Poorly-Rated Books
73rd out of 208 books — 174 voters
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareDelirium by Lauren OliverSilence by Becca FitzpatrickThe Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Best Books of 2011
681st out of 2,337 books — 7,110 voters

John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
Best Non-fiction American History Books
527th out of 1,236 books — 1,709 voters
A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian MortimerThe Life of Elizabeth I by Alison WeirElizabeth's London by Liza PicardThe Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir
History Before WW1
72nd out of 137 books — 11 voters

Helter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteThe Jigsaw Man by Paul BrittonWhen the Killing's Done by T.C. BoyleThe Murder of the Century by Paul  Collins
Great Books About Terrible People
4th out of 18 books — 3 voters
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithBreakfast at Tiffany's by Truman CapoteThe Alienist by Caleb Carr
I Love New York City
285th out of 436 books — 272 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
What we've read so far in 2012...
2873rd out of 5,435 books — 790 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonBallad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian RubinsteinRhinehoth - AudioBook by Brian E. NiskalaCoffee House Lies by Carly BergCod by Mark Kurlansky
Best Audio Books for New Listeners
32nd out of 33 books — 5 voters

The Island at the Center of the World by Russell ShortoA Shopkeeper's Millennium by Paul E. JohnsonThe Burned-Over District by Whitney R. CrossNorth Star Country by Milton C. SernettThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
New York State History
51st out of 129 books — 13 voters
Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
680th out of 800 books — 381 voters

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain11/22/63 by Stephen KingThe Sense of an Ending by Julian BarnesThe Swerve by Stephen GreenblattThe Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Generation X Best Fiction Published in 2011
10th out of 27 books — 5 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
9082nd out of 10,114 books — 70,206 voters

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah HarknessPersuasion by Jane AustenEmma by Jane AustenMadame Tussaud by Michelle MoranA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
My Favored Reads
148th out of 283 books — 47 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Help by Kathryn StockettCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2012: What the Over 35s Have Read So Far
1019th out of 3,393 books — 792 voters

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDivergent by Veronica RothMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsGone Girl by Gillian FlynnClockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Best Books of the Decade: 2010's
2392nd out of 3,598 books — 5,188 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootOnce Upon a Road Trip by Angela N. BlountMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. FranklThe Forest People by Colin M. TurnbullBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Non-fiction books that read like a novel
92nd out of 138 books — 37 voters

Elizabeth's London by Liza PicardDown and Out in Paris and London by George OrwellJerusalem by Simon Sebag MontefioreCity of Djinns by William DalrympleIstanbul by Orhan Pamuk
City
53rd out of 103 books — 14 voters
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark TwainThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Tempest by William Shakespeare
Best Books You Found At The Library
41st out of 211 books — 9 voters

Salt by Mark KurlanskyThe Life of Elizabeth I by Alison WeirThe Wars of the Roses by Alison WeirIn Search Of The Trojan War by Michael WoodElizabeth's London by Liza Picard
Historical Nonfiction
154th out of 154 books — 36 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Systems View of Life by Fritjof CapraThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy Foster
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
354th out of 389 books — 343 voters

John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
US History Reading List
65th out of 69 books — 49 voters
Out of the Dead House by Susan WellsDaily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900 by Julie HusbandFrom Sicily to Elizabeth Street by Donna R. GabacciaLights and shadows of New York life by James Dabney McCabeThe Mauve Decade by Thomas Beer
The Gilded Hour historical reading list
9th out of 14 books — 1 voter


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