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Frankenstein by Mary ShelleyThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonDracula by Bram StokerThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeInterview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Best Gothic Books Of All Time
381 books — 1,979 voters
Walden by Henry David ThoreauInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotMy Ántonia by Willa CatherWatership Down by Richard Adams
Best Nature Books
385 books — 330 voters

Chocolat by Joanne HarrisGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussCharlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald DahlFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Food-Related Fiction
383 books — 466 voters
Macho Sluts by Pat CalifiaSuch a Pretty Fat by Jen LancasterHack by Melissa PlautLittle Nuggets of Wisdom by Chuy BravoWhy Geese Don't Get Obese by Eric P. Widmaier
Worst Book Titles
174 books — 136 voters

Life of Pi by Yann MartelThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Foreign Lands
1,465 books — 1,495 voters
American Gods by Neil GaimanUn Lun Dun by China MiévilleThe Thief of Always by Clive BarkerBlood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis KlausePsycho Save Us by Chad Huskins
Best Urban Fantasy STAND-ALONE Novels
63 books — 114 voters

Macbeth by William ShakespeareEmma by Jane AustenFrankenstein by Mary ShelleyMatilda by Roald DahlLolita by Vladimir Nabokov
One Name as a Title
362 books — 133 voters

The Persian Boy by Mary RenaultAt Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'NeillThe Charioteer by Mary RenaultMaurice by E.M. ForsterThe Disciples of Goedric by Jeffrey Jude
Best Gay Historical Fiction
222 books — 257 voters
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutAnimal Farm by George Orwell
Trippy Books
438 books — 618 voters

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda UrbanConfetti Girl by Diana LópezPippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenAlice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollFox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Books With Socks on the Cover
101 books — 88 voters

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyVeronika Decides to Die by Paulo CoelhoIt's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned VizziniShutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Fictional Mental Hospital Novels
191 books — 626 voters
Lolita by Vladimir NabokovVenus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-MasochJuliette by Marquis de SadeStory of O by Pauline RéageThe Complete Marquis de Sade by Marquis de Sade
Kinky But I Like It!
482 books — 342 voters

The Host by Stephenie Meyer1984 by George OrwellUglies by Scott WesterfeldSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonSpecials by Scott Westerfeld
Eye of the Beholder
427 books — 258 voters
The Walking Dead, Vol. 01 by Robert KirkmanThe Reapers are the Angels by Joshua GaylordThe Passage by Justin CroninWarm Bodies by Isaac MarionThe First Days by Rhiannon Frater
Best Zombie Books
1,023 books — 2,476 voters

The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternThe Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison AllenThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittThe Bird with the Broken Wing by D.L. RichardsonBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Best Cover Art 2011 (Non-YA)
276 books — 1,603 voters
Angels in America by Tony KushnerArcadia by Tom StoppardGlengarry Glen Ross by David MametFrost/Nixon by Peter MorganRabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
Best Plays Since 1990
126 books — 88 voters

And Tango Makes Three by Justin RichardsonThe Family Book by Todd ParrHeather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa NewmanThe Boy Who Cried Fabulous by Lesléa NewmanThe Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein
LGBTQ Children's Literature
86 books — 65 voters
The Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Awakening by Kate ChopinThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathA Doll's House by Henrik IbsenJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Best Feminist Fiction
978 books — 1,984 voters

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerA Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave EggersThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Creative Titles
121 books — 61 voters
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens1984 by George Orwell
Best Beginning
380 books — 613 voters


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