The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
The Best Fairytales and Retellings
1,891 books — 7,702 voters
The Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Monster at the End of this Book by Jon StoneBlueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskeyFrog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Best Children's Books
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Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond CarverCathedral by Raymond CarverSelf-Help by Lorrie MooreLike Life by Lorrie Moore
Collections of Short Stories
2,135 books — 1,607 voters
Stray Toasters by Bill SienkiewiczPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Required Reading Graphic Novels
821 books — 1,540 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakDangerous Angels by Francesca Lia BlockWhat My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya SonesWhat My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya SonesStop Pretending by Sonya Sones
Best Young Adult Fiction
2,587 books — 5,655 voters
Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
2,513 books — 20,465 voters

Best Historical Fiction
5,712 books — 21,917 voters
Possession by A.S. Byatt
The Worst Books of All Time
6,271 books — 17,285 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezFranny and Zooey by J.D. SalingerThe Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Best Books of the 20th Century
6,585 books — 44,497 voters
The Giver by Lois LowryThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakStargirl by Jerry SpinelliWeetzie Bat by Francesca Lia BlockTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Best Young Adult Books
9,991 books — 69,888 voters