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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
3,291 books — 3,805 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Science Books - Non-Fiction Only
1,028 books — 2,512 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
1,358 books — 1,916 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Must Read Non-Fiction
1,608 books — 1,799 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
731 books — 1,798 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
1,250 books — 1,686 voters

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoOh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. SeussGetting Things Done by David Allen
Motivational and Self-Improvement Books
1,058 books — 1,358 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHatchet by Gary PaulsenCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsLord of the Flies by William GoldingLife of Pi by Yann Martel
Best Survival Stories
722 books — 1,345 voters
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyOn Killing by Dave GrossmanLone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
Best Non-fiction War Books
917 books — 1,311 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
1,228 books — 1,208 voters
When Pigs Fly by Bob SanchezLittle Mountain by Bob SanchezThe Steward by Christopher  ShieldsGetting Lucky by Bob SanchezDivorce Hotel by B.R.  Snow
Best Indie Books to Read in 2012
964 books — 1,179 voters

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyThe Secret by Rhonda ByrneHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieEvery Silver Lining Has a Cloud by Scott StevensThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Best Self Help Books
801 books — 1,059 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
1,027 books — 926 voters
The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Immigrant Experience Literature
601 books — 897 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 AzerradJust Kids by Patti Smith
Best Non Fiction About Music
889 books — 803 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
547 books — 629 voters

The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaShantaram by Gregory David RobertsSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
India
467 books — 628 voters
Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos MontalvánA Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce CameronMarley and Me by John GroganThe Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth SteinThe Call of the Wild by Jack London
Top Dog Reads
384 books — 524 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonSalt by Mark KurlanskyEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussThe Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
You Read a Book about What?
1,124 books — 518 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherMartin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiAgainst the Flow by Peter AbbsConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauBeing and Time by Martin Heidegger
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
1,177 books — 502 voters

Black Hawk Down by Mark BowdenLone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellGeneration Kill by Evan WrightBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseWar by Sebastian Junger
Best Modern Day Military Accounts
220 books — 472 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyThe Art of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro CremadesEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertMultilingual Digital Marketing by Maria Johnsen
Recommended Nonfiction Books
618 books — 425 voters

Nothing to Envy by Barbara DemickEscape from Camp 14 by Blaine HardenThe Aquariums of Pyongyang by Kang Chol-HwanThe Orphan Master's Son by Adam JohnsonPyongyang by Guy Delisle
Books on North Korea
85 books — 375 voters
Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsShiver by Maggie StiefvaterFire by Kristin CashoreIf I Stay by Gayle FormanWintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
YALSA 2010 Best Books for Young Adults
90 books — 363 voters

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