The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterThe Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Perfo... by Peter Weiss
Books with Really Long Titles
51st out of 867 books — 216 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachSalt by Mark KurlanskyEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterBonk by Mary Roach
You Read a Book about What?
164th out of 1,228 books — 648 voters

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniShōgun by James ClavellNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiThe Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Best Books on Asia
189th out of 784 books — 574 voters
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingThe Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn KeeneThe Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHaleCan You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
Can you keep a Secret?
66th out of 428 books — 65 voters

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
Best Non-fiction War Books
416th out of 1,068 books — 1,470 voters
Wild Swans by Jung ChangThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckSnow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa SeeThe Joy Luck Club by Amy TanBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Best Books About China
154th out of 461 books — 416 voters

The Pillow Book by Sei ShōnagonEmpress Dowager Cixi by Jung ChangThe World of the Shining Prince by Ivan MorrisThe City Of Light by Jacob D'AnconaEmperor of China by Kangxi
Monarchs and Royals of Asia, Nonfiction
10th out of 141 books — 18 voters
John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. ShirerTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best History Books
767th out of 2,139 books — 2,178 voters

The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia FraserThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMarie Antoinette by Antonia FraserCatherine the Great by Robert K. MassieSix Wives by David Starkey
Biographies of Significant Historical Women
241st out of 303 books — 98 voters
The Invention of Nature by Andrea WulfWhy Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. SapolskyLiars and Outliers by Bruce SchneierQuiet by Susan CainThe Undoing Project by Michael   Lewis
Farnam Street - The Books I’ve Read in 2017
38th out of 64 books — 3 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Foreign Lands
1202nd out of 1,816 books — 2,115 voters
Moron to Moron by Tom  DoigGenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack WeatherfordThe Tiger Queens by Stephanie  ThorntonKhubilai Khan by Morris RossabiThe Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History by Thomas J. Craughwell
Mongolia
9th out of 10 books — 5 voters

The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron DokeyThe Madman’s Daughter by Megan ShepherdThe Hangman's Daughter by Oliver PötzschThe Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto UrreaThe Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Books Called "The ______'s Daughter"
36th out of 142 books — 18 voters
A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick JansA Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric GrosDear Senator by Essie Mae Washington-WilliamsWhisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster by William W. StarrLate Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony by Lewis Thomas
Vestal AP Language
58th out of 93 books — 1 voter

Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
701st out of 982 books — 420 voters
The Heretic Queen by Michelle MoranThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootMadame Tussaud by Michelle MoranRebel Queen by Michelle MoranNefertiti by Michelle Moran
Unsung Women in History
96th out of 110 books — 20 voters

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovSolaris by Stanisław LemY by Brian K. VaughanPersonal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark TwainAkira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
Grimes Suggested reading
8th out of 19 books — 3 voters
The Pillow Book by Sei ShōnagonThe Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao XueqinThe Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din AttarOf Nightingales That Weep by Katherine PatersonThe Sultan's Harem by Colin Falconer
Medieval Non-Western Books
41st out of 41 books — 10 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Best Books Ever
46697th out of 48,752 books — 176,778 voters
Unsavory Elements by Tom  CarterThe Art of War by Sun TzuShanghai Nobody by Vann ChowThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonLife and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng
China for the non-Chinese
49th out of 90 books — 24 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Help by Kathryn StockettCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2012: What the Over 35s Have Read So Far
3195th out of 3,370 books — 792 voters
Women in Ancient America by Karen Olsen BruhnsTreasures of the Night by Bruce Lee BondThe Broken Coast by Bruce Lee BondLetters of the Nun Eshinni by James C. DobbinsThe Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford
Shakesville's Women's History books
5th out of 8 books — 3 voters

The 231 Club by J. BartellFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonGood Morning Diego Garcia by Susan JoyceMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Non-Fiction that reads like fiction
213th out of 256 books — 299 voters


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