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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Best Historical Fiction
6,765 books — 26,260 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Best Woman-Authored Books
7,386 books — 5,104 voters

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Help by Kathryn StockettTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Smart Summer Reads
5,565 books — 4,747 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
YA Books Far Better than Twilight
2,990 books — 4,449 voters

The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Alienist by Caleb CarrThe Historian by Elizabeth KostovaThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónMistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Best Historical Mystery
1,798 books — 4,283 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Help by Kathryn StockettA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Recommended Historical Fiction
3,256 books — 3,310 voters

Token Huntress by Kia Carrington-RussellA Story of Yesterday by Sergio CoboThe Law of Attraction by N.M. SilberLost in Yaba by Walt GleesonHail Strike by Brett Arquette
Our Favorite Indie Reads
3,472 books — 3,285 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakA Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba BrayNumber the Stars by Lois LowryTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Teen Historical Fiction
1,236 books — 2,988 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Best Historical Fiction of the 21st Century
1,207 books — 2,780 voters
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie BenjaminSeduction by M.J. RoseThe Firebird by Susanna KearsleyThe Midwife's Tale by Sam   ThomasThe White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Historical Fiction 2013
378 books — 2,578 voters

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie MeyerFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. JamesThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
I Don't Understand All That Fuss
873 books — 2,474 voters
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana GabaldonThe Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. RoseA Burnable Book by Bruce HolsingerA King's Ransom by Sharon Kay PenmanThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Historical Fiction 2014
368 books — 2,462 voters

The Nightingale by Kristin HannahThe Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. RoseA Desperate Fortune by Susanna KearsleyThe Last Queen of India by Michelle MoranMademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner
Historical Fiction 2015
377 books — 2,210 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDivergent by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica RothThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
What we've read so far in...2014
9,416 books — 2,079 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrAtonement by Ian McEwan
World War II Fiction
1,121 books — 1,946 voters
Beauty by Robin McKinleyLord of Scoundrels by Loretta ChaseBeastly by Alex FlinnWhen Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa JamesLover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Beauty and the Beast
657 books — 1,934 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)
1,705 books — 1,810 voters
Follow the River by James Alexander ThomMrs. Mike by Benedict FreedmanGreen Darkness by Anya SetonThe Winthrop Woman by Anya SetonThe Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas
The Unknown, Hidden Gems of Historical Fiction
2,001 books — 1,792 voters

Outlander by Diana GabaldonThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyDragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Best Historical Fiction Set in UK and Ireland
1,231 books — 1,639 voters
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerWorld Without End by Ken FollettBeowulf by Unknown
Best Middle Ages Books
1,167 books — 1,621 voters

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryWolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Best Books About Tudor England
607 books — 1,606 voters
Redeeming Love by Francine RiversA Voice in the Wind by Francine RiversAn Echo in the Darkness by Francine RiversAs Sure as the Dawn by Francine RiversThe Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
Best Christian Historical Fiction
1,451 books — 1,573 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Books That Have Made An Impression
2,313 books — 1,443 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Nightingale by Kristin HannahThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferSarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
WWII Historic Fiction
1,244 books — 1,423 voters

The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Immigrant Experience Literature
912 books — 1,369 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
1,382 books — 1,244 voters

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