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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 — 4,895 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 — 2,587 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
1,730 books — 2,088 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 — 1,652 voters

The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies (nonfiction)
1,491 books — 1,492 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 — 1,076 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
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 — 642 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
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

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

The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette WinterBrave Girl by Michelle MarkelMe...Jane by Patrick McDonnellThe Watcher by Jeanette WinterWhat To Do About Alice? by Barbara Kerley
Picture Books About Outstanding Women
492 books — 118 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootRejected Princesses by Jason PorathGood Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena FavilliThe Radium Girls by Kate  MooreBygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee
The Overlooked Women of History
565 books — 101 voters

Becoming by Michelle ObamaEducated by Tara WestoverI'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamaraHouse of Dreams by Liz RosenbergBookworm by Lucy Mangan
Women's biographies 2018
276 books — 98 voters

Impossible Saints by Clarissa HarwoodA Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary WollstonecraftA Time For Courage by Kathryn LaskyThe Woman's Hour by Elaine F. WeissFalling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Women's Suffrage
329 books — 79 voters
Fun Home by Alison BechdelWhy Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette WintersonZami by Audre LordeAre You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison BechdelUnbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi
Lesbian Memoirs
264 books — 74 voters

The 231 Club by J. BartellA Man Called Intrepid by William StevensonThe Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford StollGideon's Spies by Gordon ThomasSpycatcher by Peter Maurice Wright
Best Espionage Books (nonfiction)
104 books — 67 voters
1776 by David McCulloughBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinJohn Adams by David McCulloughA People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
US History Reading List (nonfiction)
141 books — 62 voters


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