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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
4,595 books — 5,109 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
6,464 books — 4,678 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
1,796 books — 2,144 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
1,350 books — 1,706 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
1,544 books — 1,598 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
1,691 books — 1,452 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
1,189 books — 1,149 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
703 books — 1,148 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
449 books — 1,030 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
488 books — 958 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
712 books — 824 voters
Night by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtBlood River by Tim ButcherRunning with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsA Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Memoirs by Men
1,095 books — 726 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinQuiet by Susan CainThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
1,020 books — 712 voters
Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
1,373 books — 623 voters

Maus I by Art SpiegelmanPersepolis by Marjane SatrapiFun Home by Alison BechdelStitches by David SmallThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Best Memoir Graphic Novels
246 books — 370 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Life in a Foreign Country
582 books — 352 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
578 books — 347 voters
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. MassieThe Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynCatherine the Great by Robert K. MassiePeter the Great by Robert K. MassieA People's Tragedy by Orlando Figes
Best Russian History Books
348 books — 330 voters

The Happiness Project by Gretchen RubinThe Year of Living Biblically by A.J. JacobsAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertJulie and Julia by Julie Powell
A Year in the Life
237 books — 296 voters

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1984 by George OrwellThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé
Human Rights
400 books — 289 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 — 263 voters

Chocolat by Joanne HarrisLike Water for Chocolate by Laura EsquivelThe School of Essential Ingredients by Erica BauermeisterJulie and Julia by Julie PowellFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Nouvelle Cuisine
351 books — 247 voters
A People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnAmerica (The Book) by Jon   StewartMe Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris1776 by David McCulloughHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Daily Show Reading Club
332 books — 227 voters

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer102 Minutes by Jim DwyerFalling Man by Don DeLilloThe Looming Tower by Lawrence WrightJust a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley Cerra
9/11 Related
218 books — 211 voters

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