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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
3,781 books — 4,127 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
4,280 books — 2,738 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs by Women
1,936 books — 2,223 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Best Feminist Books
1,520 books — 2,195 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
1,319 books — 1,825 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Medicine and Literature
1,255 books — 1,543 voters
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyOn Killing by Dave GrossmanUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Best Non-fiction War Books
993 books — 1,425 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChasing the Devil by Tim Butcher
Africa
1,285 books — 1,318 voters
The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies
1,355 books — 1,241 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonYes Please by Amy PoehlerAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
293 books — 1,240 voters

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisBossypants by Tina FeyDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David SedarisNaked by David SedarisRunning with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Humorous Memoirs and Non-Fiction
508 books — 967 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertWild by Cheryl StrayedA Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Wanderlust
724 books — 921 voters

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerLamb by Christopher MooreA Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Best Humor Writing
569 books — 643 voters
Night by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtRunning with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsDry by Augusten BurroughsMe Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Memoirs by Men
784 books — 506 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyTuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Recommended Nonfiction Books
728 books — 484 voters
Miranda Bay by Susan TarrDominoes by C.B. BlahaSecrets of the Realm by Bev StoutSpellbound in His Arms by Angel SeferCircle of Five by Jan Raymond
Best New Kindle Authors
384 books — 442 voters

All Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainAll Things Bright and Beautiful by James HerriotWorking by Studs Terkel
A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
528 books — 310 voters
Maus I by Art SpiegelmanPersepolis by Marjane SatrapiFun Home by Alison BechdelStitches by David SmallBlankets by Craig Thompson
best memoir graphic novels
210 books — 294 voters

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. JacobsThe Happiness Project by Gretchen RubinAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertJulie and Julia by Julie Powell
A Year in the Life
152 books — 276 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankEleanor of Aquitaine by Alison WeirThe Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia FraserCatherine the Great by Robert K. MassieThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Female Biographies
720 books — 268 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyStories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob LoweYes Please by Amy PoehlerIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingConfessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim
Best Show Business Memoirs/Biographies
217 books — 262 voters
Cimitirul by Adrian TeleşpanFrumoasele străine by Mircea CărtărescuSînt o babă comunistă! by Dan LunguDescantecul ploii by Sorina PopescuExuvii by Simona Popescu
Contemporary Romanian Literature
237 books — 169 voters

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