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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
4,730 books — 5,290 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter Series Box Set by J.K. RowlingJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Best Woman-Authored Books
6,635 books — 4,953 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
2,115 books — 3,144 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
2,730 books — 3,057 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Must Read Non-Fiction
2,768 books — 2,892 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
2,392 books — 2,661 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
1,182 books — 2,588 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
1,401 books — 1,827 voters

The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies
1,600 books — 1,622 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)
1,508 books — 1,608 voters

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerUnder the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Best Traveling Vicariously
1,803 books — 1,515 voters
Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingYes Please by Amy PoehlerLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
355 books — 1,510 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
730 books — 1,211 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilChronicles by Bob DylanJust Kids by Patti SmithLife by Keith RichardsLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
Best Non Fiction About Music
1,226 books — 1,201 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
724 books — 1,173 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
1,323 books — 1,131 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
545 books — 1,044 voters
The God Delusion by Richard DawkinsGod Is Not Great by Christopher HitchensThe Demon-Haunted World by Carl SaganThe End of Faith by Sam HarrisLetter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
Notable Atheist Books
512 books — 976 voters

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Red Tent by Anita DiamantThe Secret Magdalene by Ki LongfellowNefertiti by Michelle MoranCleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Awesome Women of the Ancient World
348 books — 862 voters
Walden by Henry David ThoreauSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonThe Age of Insight by Eric R. KandelBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerMarie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
1,911 books — 854 voters

A Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMy Life in France by Julia Child
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
723 books — 847 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonQuiet by Susan CainFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
1,095 books — 832 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
1,160 books — 737 voters

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