Literature Book Lists

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenLone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellFlags of Our Fathers by James D. BradleyThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best Non-fiction War Books
755 books — 932 voters
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba BrayRebel Angels by Libba BrayThe Sweet Far Thing by Libba BrayThe Luxe by Anna GodbersenThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Teen Historical Novels
484 books — 830 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow
Best Literary Fiction
602 books — 812 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDivergent by Veronica RothThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Your Top 5 Reads in 2012
597 books — 804 voters

Animal Farm by George OrwellOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayThe Stranger by Albert CamusThe Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
World's Greatest Novellas
392 books — 801 voters
Hamlet by William ShakespeareMacbeth by William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareOthello by William Shakespeare
Best of William Shakespeare
52 books — 793 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë1984 by George Orwell
Best British and Irish Literature
785 books — 781 voters
Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareFire by Kristin CashoreWintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonIf I Stay by Gayle Forman
2009 MUST READS: Children's and YA
261 books — 771 voters

Middlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerTipping the Velvet by Sarah WatersMaurice by E.M. ForsterFingersmith by Sarah Waters
Best LGBTQIA literature
736 books — 759 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
421 books — 756 voters

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Best Beginning
343 books — 558 voters

Catch-22 by Joseph HellerAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutFor Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best War Novels
545 books — 532 voters
Key by Rick CopperUnexpected Gifts by S.R. MalleryDominoes by C.B. BlahaBound By Blood by Shane K.P. O'NeillBloodlines by Lindsay Anne Kendal
Debut Novels Waiting To Be Read
323 books — 509 voters

Mockingjay by Suzanne CollinsOut of My Mind by Sharon M. DraperOne Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-GarciaCountdown by Deborah WilesMockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Newbery 2011
147 books — 484 voters
The Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaThe Trial by Franz KafkaAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueFaust by Johann Wolfgang von GoethePerfume by Patrick Süskind
Best German/Austrian Literature
507 books — 477 voters

Kürk Mantolu Madonna by Sabahattin AliAylak Adam by Yusuf AtılganTutunamayanlar by Oğuz AtayPuslu Kıtalar Atlası by İhsan Oktay AnarSaatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
Best Turkish Literature
424 books — 426 voters
Peter by William  O'BrienThe Magic of Finkleton by K.C. HiltonThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
New Children's Classics
217 books — 414 voters

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan SwiftRobinson Crusoe by Daniel DefoeCandide by VoltaireThe Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheSongs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
Best Books of the 18th Century
132 books — 403 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCloudstreet by Tim WintonThe Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloughTomorrow, When the War Began by John MarsdenA Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Best Modern Australian Literature
295 books — 355 voters
The Cadet of Tildor by Alex LidellStrands of Bronze and Gold by Jane NickersonNot a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnisIsla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie PerkinsCity of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
TO DIE FOR 2013 - 2014 STAND-ALONES
144 books — 324 voters

1984 by George OrwellGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Best Books To Frame Thinking
426 books — 322 voters
Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensAtonement by Ian McEwan
Literary Historical Fiction
303 books — 319 voters

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë1984 by George OrwellThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Books on Loneliness
287 books — 302 voters

If I Were You by Lisa Renee JonesThe Riding School by C.P. MandaraBinders Full of Women by Lana CordovaThe Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. RoquelaureSex in Secret - The Complete Erotica Series by Audrey Digne
Instead of 50 Shades of Gray
226 books — 292 voters
Lalka by Bolesław PrusFerdydurke by Witold GombrowiczKrew elfów by Andrzej SapkowskiSolaris by Stanisław LemKamienie na szaniec by Aleksander Kamiński
Best Polish Books
370 books — 292 voters

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