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John Adams by David McCulloughThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best History Books
2,962 books — 3,275 voters
John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
Best Non-fiction American History Books
1,940 books — 2,339 voters

The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Books White People Need to Read
1,115 books — 1,516 voters
Devil in Winter by Lisa KleypasRomancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia QuinnNine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLeanThe Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia QuinnThe Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Best Humorous Historical Romances
762 books — 1,148 voters

The Color Purple by Alice WalkerTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBeloved by Toni MorrisonInvisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Best African American Books
759 books — 1,063 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Great American Novel
686 books — 1,038 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Best Southern Books
776 books — 796 voters
The Goldfinch by Donna TarttAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddThe Bone Clocks by David MitchellThe Circle by Dave Eggers
Man Booker Prize Eligible 2014
164 books — 721 voters

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieThe Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman AlexieLove Medicine by Louise ErdrichCeremony by Leslie Marmon SilkoReservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
Native American Fiction
756 books — 671 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
100 Best American Authors
670 books — 587 voters

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee WilliamsDeath of a Salesman by Arthur  MillerThe Crucible by Arthur  MillerWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward AlbeeThe Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Best American Plays
242 books — 454 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteAs I Lay Dying by William FaulknerMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Best Southern Gothic Literature
299 books — 445 voters
Animal Farm by George OrwellCoraline by Neil GaimanThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaStrange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonThe Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Best Knock-out Novelettes - Novellas
295 books — 335 voters

The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. FlakeCopper Sun by Sharon M. DraperThe Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul CurtisNovember Blues by Sharon M. DraperTears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper
African American Books for Teens
296 books — 334 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Help by Kathryn StockettGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best American Historical Fiction
316 books — 327 voters

Kira-Kira by Cynthia KadohataAmerican Born Chinese by Gene Luen YangGirl in Translation by Jean KwokBorn Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierA Step from Heaven by An Na
Best Asian-American Teen Fiction
214 books — 294 voters
The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong KingstonThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriSnow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Asian American Books
498 books — 289 voters

The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanTales of the City by Armistead MaupinThe Maltese Falcon by Dashiell HammettPac Heights by Tony Perez-GieseChina Blues by Ki Longfellow
San Francisco Bay Area Fiction
264 books — 281 voters
I Am Malala by Malala YousafzaiIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLean In by Sheryl SandbergThe Reason I Jump by Naoki HigashidaDrift by Rachel  Maddow
Books Rec'd By The Daily Show
385 books — 272 voters

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryHoles by Louis SacharAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyIsaac's Storm by Erik LarsonThe Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
Books Set in Texas
583 books — 236 voters
A People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnAmerica (The Book) by Jon   StewartMe Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling1776 by David McCullough
The Daily Show Reading Club
335 books — 231 voters

Voyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson WhiteAcross the Wide and Lonesome Prairie by Kristiana GregoryA Coal Miner's Bride by Susan Campbell BartolettiThe Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana GregoryStanding in the Light by Mary Pope Osborne
Dear America Series
43 books — 224 voters
The Help by Kathryn Stockett11/22/63 by Stephen KingThe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom WolfeGo Ask Alice by Beatrice SparksHelter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
Best Novels about the 1960s (fiction)
173 books — 221 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanDifferent Seasons by Stephen KingThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Silence of the Lambs by Thomas  Harris
American Literature at the Movies
320 books — 181 voters
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Pity of War by Niall FergusonThe German Genius by Peter WatsonA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Stripping of the Altars by Eamon Duffy
Learn About History
330 books — 174 voters

Forever by Pete HamillThe Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom WolfeThe Goldfinch by Donna TarttA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Best New York Novels
126 books — 129 voters
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison AllenThe Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison AllenPractical Magic by Alice HoffmanThe Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison AllenThe Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Magical Realism in Small Town America
63 books — 122 voters

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