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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsNight by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Memoir / Biography / Autobiography
4,428 books — 4,897 voters
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Best Feminist Books
1,968 books — 2,902 voters

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 (nonfiction)
2,504 books — 2,588 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs by Women
2,250 books — 2,582 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Must Read Non-Fiction
2,420 books — 2,540 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
1,746 books — 2,090 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
1,302 books — 1,653 voters
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradCry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Africa (fiction and nonfiction)
1,419 books — 1,520 voters

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisBossypants by Tina FeyDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David SedarisNaked by David SedarisRunning with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Humorous Memoirs and Non-Fiction
688 books — 1,089 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilChronicles by Bob DylanJust Kids by Patti SmithLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob SheffieldLife by Keith Richards
Best Non Fiction About Music
1,165 books — 1,078 voters

Running with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsMe Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisGirl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenDry by Augusten Burroughs
Best Strange and Twisted Memoirs
436 books — 960 voters
The God Delusion by Richard DawkinsGod Is Not Great by Christopher HitchensThe End of Faith by Sam HarrisThe Demon-Haunted World by Carl SaganLetter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
Notable Atheist Books
470 books — 944 voters

A Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNot Without My Father by Andra Watkins
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
707 books — 789 voters
Night by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtRunning with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonMe Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Memoirs by Men
1,022 books — 643 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittQuiet by Susan CainThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
780 books — 625 voters
Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
1,321 books — 568 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMarie Antoinette by Antonia FraserEleanor of Aquitaine by Alison WeirCatherine the Great by Robert K. MassieLetters, 1925-1975 by Hannah Arendt
Female Biographies
1,023 books — 376 voters
All Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainAll Things Bright and Beautiful by James HerriotWorking by Studs Terkel
A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
560 books — 336 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferCatch-22 by Joseph Heller
World War II Fiction & Non-fiction
483 books — 294 voters
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob LoweNatasha by Suzanne FinstadThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia PlathCash by Johnny CashMe by Katharine Hepburn
Celebrity Biography
846 books — 291 voters

Naked Lunch by William S. BurroughsProzac Nation by Elizabeth WurtzelFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonJunky by William S. BurroughsThe Tethered Unicorn by Tarian Green
Drug Memoir A List
159 books — 273 voters

I Am Malala by Malala YousafzaiIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLean In by Sheryl SandbergThe Reason I Jump by Naoki HigashidaThe Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Books Rec'd By The Daily Show
384 books — 264 voters
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëA Christmas Carol by Charles DickensPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Books I think are great
575 books — 236 voters

A People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnMe Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisAmerica (The Book) by Jon Stewart1776 by David McCulloughHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Daily Show Reading Club
321 books — 223 voters
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer102 Minutes by Jim DwyerFalling Man by Don DeLilloJust a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley CerraBittersweet Symphony by Rebecca McNutt
9/11 Related
150 books — 193 voters

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