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The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Best Non-Fiction (no biographies)
5,247 books — 7,487 voters
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
4,594 books — 5,103 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 — 4,659 voters
A Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerIn a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Favourite Travel Books
1,783 books — 4,107 voters

War and Peace by Leo TolstoyTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini1984 by George OrwellDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I Should Probably Read This Sometime...
1,924 books — 3,554 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Science Books - Non-Fiction Only
1,487 books — 3,243 voters

Token Huntress by Kia Carrington-RussellHail Strike by Brett ArquetteNicu II and Victoria's Incestuous Romance by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonBlossom in Winter by Melanie MartinsAna Rocha by Ammar Habib
Our Favorite Indie Reads
2,935 books — 3,022 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
2,042 books — 2,985 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 (nonfiction)
2,639 books — 2,859 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
2,523 books — 2,688 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry
Well-Written Holocaust Books
678 books — 2,665 voters
Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareBlood Promise by Richelle MeadHunted by P.C. CastEvermore by Alyson Noel
Books for 2009
585 books — 2,416 voters

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillOh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Motivational and Self-Improvement Books
1,733 books — 2,313 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 — 2,145 voters

The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenGone Girl by Gillian FlynnThe Martian by Andy WeirWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
What we've read so far in...2015
10,164 books — 2,139 voters
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe Secret by Rhonda ByrneThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillThe Reframe by Brian Maddox
Best Self Help Books
1,452 books — 1,917 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHatchet by Gary PaulsenCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsLord of the Flies by William GoldingWalks Away Woman by Ki Longfellow
Best Survival Stories
1,076 books — 1,708 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 — 1,704 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
1,543 books — 1,596 voters
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryThe Constant Princess by Philippa GregoryWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Best Books About Tudor England
592 books — 1,563 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)
1,443 books — 1,558 voters
Me Before You by Jojo MoyesThe Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsWinter by Marissa MeyerCinder by Marissa MeyerHarry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
What we've read so far in 2016
8,304 books — 1,253 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachSalt by Mark KurlanskyThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
You Read a Book about What?
1,930 books — 1,243 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
818 books — 1,242 voters

Twilight by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerNew Moon by Stephenie MeyerThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownEclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Books I wish I had never read
1,191 books — 1,238 voters
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles PortisBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Best Westerns
1,008 books — 1,216 voters

When Pigs Fly by Bob SanchezLittle Mountain by Bob SanchezThe Steward by Christopher  ShieldsGetting Lucky by Bob SanchezDivorce Hotel by B.R.  Snow
Best Indie Books to Read in 2012
975 books — 1,160 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

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