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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
4,293 books — 4,694 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
5,910 books — 4,128 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
1,867 books — 2,819 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
2,200 books — 2,536 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyBlood River by Tim Butcher
Must Read Non-Fiction
2,161 books — 2,328 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
1,607 books — 2,024 voters
The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathGirl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins GilmanProzac Nation by Elizabeth WurtzelThe Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Women and Mental Illness
748 books — 1,787 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Medicine and Literature
1,352 books — 1,714 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
1,282 books — 1,581 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Africa (fiction and nonfiction)
1,349 books — 1,481 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
315 books — 1,438 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonWild by Cheryl Strayed
Wanderlust
821 books — 1,089 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
605 books — 1,064 voters
Running with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsMe Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisDry by Augusten BurroughsGirl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Best Strange and Twisted Memoirs
428 books — 952 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
687 books — 770 voters
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerLamb by Christopher MooreA Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Best Humor Writing
573 books — 716 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankTuesdays with Morrie by Mitch AlbomEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Recommended Nonfiction Books
833 books — 651 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherNight by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Trigger by Tim ButcherRunning with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Memoirs by Men
988 books — 609 voters
Lone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellGeneration Kill by Evan WrightBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienAmerican Sniper by Chris Kyle
Best Modern Day Military Accounts
259 books — 520 voters

Miranda Bay by Susan TarrDominoes by C.B. BlahaSecrets of the Realm by Bev StoutSpellbound in His Arms by Angel SeferCircle of Five by Jan Raymond
Best New Kindle Authors
413 books — 472 voters
Martin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiConfessions by Augustine of HippoConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Must Read Memoirs
565 books — 441 voters

Hiroshima by John HerseyThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-RhonhofChurchill, Hitler and "The Unnecessary War" by Patrick J. BuchananAls die Soldaten kamen by Miriam Gebhardt
World War Two Non Fiction
527 books — 398 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
725 books — 378 voters

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