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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
3,976 books — 4,503 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter Boxset by J.K. RowlingJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Best Woman-Authored Books
5,546 books — 3,810 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
1,761 books — 2,506 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
971 books — 2,204 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyAgainst the Flow by Peter Abbs
Must Read Non-Fiction
1,941 books — 2,083 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
1,146 books — 1,540 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChasing the Devil by Tim Butcher
Fiction and Nonfiction On Africa
1,335 books — 1,423 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonYes Please by Amy PoehlerAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
303 books — 1,399 voters

The Dirt by Neil StraussNo One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny SugermanThe Heroin Diaries by Nikki SixxLife by Keith RichardsSlash by Slash
Best Books on Rock and Roll
658 books — 1,068 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilChronicles, Volume One by Bob DylanLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob SheffieldJust Kids by Patti SmithLife by Keith Richards
Best Non Fiction About Music
1,058 books — 962 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothVampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Favourite young adult books
1,192 books — 896 voters
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Red Tent by Anita DiamantThe Secret Magdalene by Ki LongfellowFlow Down Like Silver by Ki LongfellowNefertiti by Michelle Moran
Awesome Women of the Ancient World
288 books — 757 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Trigger by Tim ButcherChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
681 books — 739 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherMartin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiAgainst the Flow by Peter AbbsConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauBeing and Time by Martin Heidegger
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
1,392 books — 581 voters

Lone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellGeneration Kill by Evan WrightBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseAmerican Sniper by Chris KyleThe Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Best Modern Day Military Accounts
249 books — 515 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankFarewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-RhonhofMartin Heidegger by Rüdiger Safranski
Best WWII Fiction and Biography
376 books — 505 voters
The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienMatterhorn by Karl MarlantesDispatches by Michael HerrThe Quiet American by Graham GreeneA Rumor Of War by Philip Caputo
Best Literature About the Vietnam War
253 books — 439 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittQuiet by Susan CainThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterThe Systems View of Life by Fritjof Capra
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
655 books — 437 voters
Martin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauFree Fall by Amber Lea EastonConfessions by Augustine of HippoThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Must Read Memoirs
553 books — 398 voters

Hiroshima by John Hersey1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-RhonhofThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankChurchill, Hitler and "The Unnecessary War" by Patrick J. BuchananAls die Soldaten kamen by Miriam Gebhardt
World War Two Non Fiction
487 books — 376 voters
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettHer Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Best Books to Make into a PBS Series
369 books — 346 voters

The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareIf on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo CalvinoThe Divine Comedy by Dante AlighieriThe Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Italy
646 books — 341 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Top 100 Books to Read Before College
406 books — 338 voters

Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. MassieCatherine the Great by Robert K. MassieThe Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynPeter the Great by Robert K. MassieA People's Tragedy by Orlando Figes
Best Russian History Books
325 books — 305 voters

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