Five Days at Memorial by Sheri  FinkInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerGilded Lives, Fatal Voyage by Hugh BrewsterColumbine by Dave CullenIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Disasters, Tragedies, and Accidents
17th out of 213 books — 69 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Best Non-Fiction (no biographies)
493rd out of 5,072 books — 7,193 voters

The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerTriangle by David von DrehleIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Books about Horrible Tragedies or Disasters
12th out of 142 books — 42 voters
To Sleep with the Angels by David CowanWhere My Body Ends and the World Begins by Tony RomanoThe Fire That Will Not Die by Michele McBrideRemembrances of the Angels by John KuensterNo Disposable Kids by Larry K. Brendtro
Our Lady of Angels Fire
1st out of 7 books — 5 voters

Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEndurance by Alfred LansingInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerIn the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Best True Survival Stories
80th out of 388 books — 472 voters
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine PatersonThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsThe Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The kid(s) die! (another cautionary list)
66th out of 189 books — 116 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeWolf Hall by Hilary MantelSharp Objects by Gillian FlynnThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldBring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Born in the 1960s - What We've Read So Far in 2013
34th out of 533 books — 27 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe Jungle by Upton SinclairDivergent by Veronica RothBinding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx
Books Set in Chicago
112th out of 473 books — 316 voters

The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonSin in the Second City by Karen AbbottThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe Jungle by Upton SinclairThe Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Chicago in history and fiction (fiction and nonfiction)
167th out of 170 books — 64 voters
Me Before You by Jojo MoyesThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Secret Keeper by Kate MortonThe Distant Hours by Kate MortonThe House at Riverton by Kate Morton
2013: The Over 35s favourite books of 2013
113th out of 481 books — 108 voters

The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonThe Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz ZafónNight Angel by Lisa KesslerDevil's Bride by Stephanie LaurensThe City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
Titles - Angels and Devils
30th out of 231 books — 18 voters
Awakenings by Oliver SacksThe Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil GaimanThe Awakening by Kate ChopinA Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareThe Sleeping Night by Barbara Samuel
Sleep and Awake - Title Challenge
55th out of 277 books — 10 voters

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsThe Ice Queen by Alice HoffmanFire from Heaven by Mary RenaultThe Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
Fire and Ice
7th out of 105 books — 9 voters
Fire on the Mountain by John N. MacleanFirst In, Last Out by John Salka3000 Degrees by Sean FlynnAddicted to Life & Death by Janice BallengerLighting Fire by Leslie North
Firefighter Recommended Reading
6th out of 12 books — 5 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Martian by Andy WeirThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Books With a Goodreads Average Rating of 4.3 and Above
178th out of 487 books — 371 voters
To Sleep with the Angels by David CowanThe Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
My Kind of Town - Chicago Nonfiction
1st out of 2 books — 1 voter

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel WilkersonThe Color of Law by Richard RothsteinThe Poisoned City by Anna  ClarkThe Story of a Border City During the Civil War by Galusha AndersonDetroit by Charlie LeDuff
Histories of United States Cities I (nonfiction)
99th out of 118 books — 6 voters
Notes from the Firehouse by D.E. McCourtFire Season by Philip ConnorsSmokejumper by Jason A. RamosBlaze by Nicholas FaithFighting Fire by Caroline Paul
Fire, Fire: Nonfiction
16th out of 67 books — 15 voters

In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonColumbine by Dave Cullen
Best True Crime
473rd out of 991 books — 1,420 voters
Poor Little Daddy's Girl by Normandie AllemanFlirting with Fire by Kate MeaderHot Head by Damon SuedePlaying with Fire by Kate MeaderChasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Firefighters
92nd out of 192 books — 106 voters

Watership Down by Richard  AdamsOutlander by Diana GabaldonThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg LarssonAngels & Demons by Dan Brown
Raiding your Friends' Book Lists
15th out of 92 books — 18 voters
Thoughtless by S.C. StephensReal by Katy EvansTalking Pictures by Ransom RiggsPrincess Labelmaker to the Rescue! by Tom AnglebergerTrust Me by Melanie  Walker
5 star books read in the past year
5th out of 116 books — 10 voters

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootDoctors by Erich SegalCutting for Stone by Abraham   VergheseStill Alice by Lisa GenovaDidn't Get Frazzled by David Z. Hirsch
Best Books with a Medical Setting.
224th out of 234 books — 197 voters
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
True Crime
201st out of 541 books — 569 voters

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingKnight of Flame by Scott EderGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsWatership Down by Richard  Adams
Earth, Wind and Fire
201st out of 779 books — 120 voters
Harry Potter Series Box Set by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTwilight by Stephenie MeyerTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Read Them Twice...At Least
4003rd out of 5,505 books — 4,901 voters

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsThe City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrauDaughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini TaylorThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Smoke and Fire
77th out of 560 books — 28 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakDivergent by Veronica RothThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsGone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Your Top 5 Reads in 2013
499th out of 1,329 books — 1,153 voters

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel WilkersonTwenty Years at Hull House by Jane AddamsWaiting for Buddy Guy by Alan HarperSlaughterhouse by Dominic A. PacygaConspiracy in the Streets by Jon Wiener
Chicago History (nonfiction)
70th out of 207 books — 6 voters
Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenMe Before You by Jojo MoyesThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
2013: What the Over 35s Have Read So Far
501st out of 2,630 books — 327 voters

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