Biography Book Lists

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsNight by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Memoir / Biography / Autobiography
2,973 books — 3,302 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
3,088 books — 1,913 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 American History Books
1,069 books — 1,526 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselUnder the Banner of Heaven by Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThe Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake
Must Read Non-Fiction
1,405 books — 1,499 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
650 books — 1,474 voters
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Best Feminist Books
1,023 books — 1,180 voters

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenLone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandFlags of Our Fathers by James D. Bradley
Best Non-fiction War Books
834 books — 1,062 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Africa
1,070 books — 1,042 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea HandlerYes Please by Amy Poehler
Funny Women Memoirs
208 books — 921 voters
Silence by Becca FitzpatrickClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareCrossed by Ally CondieThe Iron Knight by Julie KagawaPandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Most Exciting Books Coming Out Fall 2011
229 books — 916 voters

No One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny SugermanThe Dirt by Tommy LeeThe Heroin Diaries by Nikki SixxScar Tissue by Anthony KiedisThe Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson
Best Books on Rock and Roll
454 books — 812 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilChronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob DylanLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob SheffieldOur Band Could Be Your Life by Michael AzerradPsychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs
Best Non Fiction About Music
779 books — 679 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe World At Large by Adam E. MehaffeyA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonChasing the Devil by Tim Butcher
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
465 books — 568 voters
The End of The Computer by Andre Mikhailovich SolonitsynThe Syrian Virgin by Zack LoveCalico Jack in your Garden by Karl WigginsWood, Talc and Mr. J by Chris   RoseFrom the Ashes by Danielle James
Great Books Not Many Readers Know About
652 books — 409 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Tarnished Shooter by Charles JamesThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
952 books — 369 voters
A Valentine's Surprise by Melanie  JamesCulloo by Murielle CyrIt Lives in The Basement by Sahara FoleyCutting Right to the Chase by Stefania MattanaKarmic Krackers by Dab10
Short & Sweet Treats Under 250 Pages
413 books — 307 voters

All Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainWorking by Studs TerkelAll Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
487 books — 260 voters

John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinTruman by David McCulloughWashington by Ron ChernowThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Best Presidential Biographies
166 books — 237 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
286 books — 212 voters

Foreigner in My Own Backyard by Travis CaseyThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankChasing Athens by Marissa Tejada
Life in a Foreign Country
315 books — 173 voters
Bossypants by Tina FeyStories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob LoweConfessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison ArngrimHome by Julie Andrews EdwardsWishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Best Show Business Memoirs/Biographies
158 books — 169 voters

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob LoweMe by Katharine HepburnNever Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan AldaMommie Dearest by Christina CrawfordNatasha by Suzanne Finstad
Celebrity Biography
482 books — 160 voters

Peer-e-Kamil by Umera AhmedRaja Gidh by Bano QudsiyahZaviya 1 by Ashfaq AhmedShahabnama by Qudratullah ShahabAlipur ka Eli by Mumtaz Mufti
My favourite Urdu Books
66 books — 123 voters
You have the Power for Incredible Success. Manifesting Success. by Tessy RawlinsSpartan Up! by Joe De SenaThe Power of Now by Eckhart TolleAn Average Joe's Pursuit for Financial Freedom by Michael Warren MunseyHappy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff
Best Positive Change Books
100 books — 99 voters

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