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Cloud Atlas by David MitchellSalt Sugar Fat by Michael MossThe Drunkard's Walk by Leonard MlodinowAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieGoing Clear by Lawrence Wright
Your Top 5 Reads in 2013
1,189 books — 1,040 voters

Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnDefending Jacob by William LandayCity of Thieves by David BenioffThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Best Audiobooks Ever
457 books — 633 voters
11/22/63 by Stephen KingThe Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
2012: What the Over 35s Have Read So Far
3,450 books — 787 voters

Night by Elie WieselDeath of a Salesman by Arthur MillerMy Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim PotokThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonThe Pianist by Władysław Szpilman
The Best of Jewish Authors
349 books — 94 voters

Wicked by Gregory MaguireThe Dante Club by Matthew PearlScarlett by Alexandra RipleyThe Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Abandoned Books
880 books — 1,342 voters
Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroI Capture the Castle by Dodie SmithJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkePygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Best British and Irish Literature
777 books — 775 voters

Prisoners by Jeffrey GoldbergNine Parts of Desire by Geraldine  BrooksThe Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne SeierstadInfidel by Ayaan Hirsi AliThe Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
Best Middle East Nonfiction
237 books — 185 voters

Murdering Mr. Monti by Judith ViorstFlavor of the Month by Olivia GoldsmithThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónNiagara Falls All Over Again by Elizabeth McCracken
Books That Should Be Made Into Movies
17,271 books — 47,295 voters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
Books I Have No Intention of Reading
1,199 books — 5,894 voters

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne FadimanNine Parts of Desire by Geraldine  BrooksNight by Elie WieselThree Cups of Tea by Greg MortensonWild Swans by Jung Chang
Must Read Non-Fiction
1,168 books — 1,334 voters
I Know This Much Is True by Wally LambWild Swans by Jung Chang
Thickest Books Ever
632 books — 2,091 voters

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EngleThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakMrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'BrienA Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Best Young Adult Books
9,794 books — 55,118 voters
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellCircle of Friends by Maeve BinchyBridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
The BOOK was BETTER than the MOVIE
1,268 books — 16,490 voters

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Eyre Affair by Jasper FfordeThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Stories For Book Lovers
830 books — 2,462 voters
Les Misérables by Victor HugoThe Glass Menagerie by Tennessee WilliamsPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenKing Lear by William ShakespeareThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Read These In School - Liked Them Anyway
320 books — 450 voters

Wicked by Gregory MaguireThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Disappointing Books
1,913 books — 4,148 voters
The Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriWhite Teeth by Zadie SmithBrick Lane by Monica AliHow the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia ÁlvarezThe Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Immigrant Experience Literature
459 books — 628 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerLolita by Vladimir NabokovGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Best Books of the 20th Century
5,706 books — 38,003 voters
Charlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteBantam of the Opera by Mary Jane AuchClick Clack Moo by Doreen CroninNo, David! by David ShannonDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Books I Don't Mind Reading My Kids.....
381 books — 345 voters

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. JacobsQ And A by Vikas SwarupSomeone to Run With by David GrossmanLittle Children by Tom PerrottaLiberating Paris by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
Light but not (too) dumb
567 books — 706 voters

Truth and Beauty by Ann PatchettInfidel by Ayaan Hirsi AliThe Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne SeierstadThe Pianist by Władysław SzpilmanNight by Elie Wiesel
Best Memoir / Biography / Autobiography
2,434 books — 2,766 voters
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter CareyYear of Wonders by Geraldine  Brooks
Best Historical Fiction of the 21st Century
586 books — 1,513 voters


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