Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Favorite Book in the Harry Potter Series
10 books — 1,596 voters
Under Fire by Henri BarbusseAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueGoodbye to All That by Robert GravesThe Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred OwenIsaac Rosenberg by Jean Liddiard
World War One Literature
159 books — 301 voters

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonHitler, Vol 1 by Ian KershawThe Great Cat Massacre by Robert DarntonThe Rise of Western Christendom by Peter R.L. BrownYoung Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Best History Books
1,825 books — 1,852 voters
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
History as Literature
429 books — 373 voters

Njal's Saga by AnonymousBeowulf by UnknownLaxdæla Saga by AnonymousSir Gawain and the Green Knight by UnknownEgil's Saga by Anonymous
Best Medieval Literature
151 books — 104 voters
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown
Best Arthurian Fiction
387 books — 1,303 voters

Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Best Russian Literature
390 books — 1,652 voters
The Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies
Canadian Fiction
676 books — 487 voters

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeSelected Poems, 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney
Best Irish Literature
445 books — 530 voters
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Best German/Austrian Literature
612 books — 772 voters

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Best French Literature
651 books — 1,205 voters
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
Nobel Laureates
432 books — 395 voters

Independent People by Halldór LaxnessNjal's Saga by AnonymousHunger by Knut Hamsun
Best Scandinavian and Nordic Literature
908 books — 949 voters
The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson
Norse Mythology
156 books — 291 voters

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Best Kids Books Ever
808 books — 635 voters
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareMacbeth by William ShakespeareOthello by William ShakespeareMuch Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Best of William Shakespeare
101 books — 1,056 voters

Independent People by Halldór Laxness1984 by George OrwellThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Best Books of the 20th Century
6,576 books — 44,683 voters
Swann's Way by Marcel ProustIndependent People by Halldór LaxnessNjal's Saga by Anonymous
Best European Literature
698 books — 319 voters

Under the Glacier by Halldór Laxness
Favorite Magical Realism Novels
885 books — 4,053 voters