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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
1,574 books — 3,491 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
1,565 books — 1,876 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Host by Stephenie MeyerCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica Roth
Best Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance
1,301 books — 1,372 voters

Watchmen by Alan MooreSoon I Will Be Invincible by Austin GrossmanThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonBatman by Frank MillerHero by Perry    Moore
Superhero Fiction
741 books — 1,183 voters
Hyperion by Dan SimmonsDune by Frank HerbertEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardFoundation by Isaac AsimovThe Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Best Space Opera
647 books — 1,090 voters

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeDivergent by Veronica Roth
All Sorts Favourites
1,224 books — 1,046 voters
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessCoraline by Neil Gaiman
Trippy Books
827 books — 972 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonQuiet by Susan CainThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
1,187 books — 945 voters

Walden by Henry David ThoreauThe Age of Insight by Eric R. KandelBlood River by Tim ButcherBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerSilent Spring by Rachel Carson
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
2,057 books — 930 voters
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeAnimal Farm by George Orwell
Works of Pure Genius
650 books — 774 voters

Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
1,503 books — 761 voters
Divergent by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica RothUglies by Scott WesterfeldThe Host by Stephenie MeyerDelirium by Lauren Oliver
Best Books About Nanotechnology
180 books — 738 voters

The Martian by Andy WeirRevelation Space by Alastair ReynoldsFoundation by Isaac AsimovDune by Frank HerbertRendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
best hard science fiction
343 books — 623 voters
Sapiens by Yuval Noah HarariHomo Deus by Yuval Noah HarariThinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel KahnemanA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonQuiet by Susan Cain
Best of 21st Century Non-fiction
819 books — 622 voters

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo LeopoldWalden by Henry David ThoreauA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonDesert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Best Nature Books
727 books — 614 voters
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. HofstadterFermat's Enigma by Simon SinghFlatland by Edwin A. AbbottThe Code Book by Simon SinghZero by Charles Seife
Best Books About Mathematics
387 books — 587 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsCosmos by Carl Sagan
Best General Science Books
501 books — 500 voters
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel KahnemanThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksHow the Mind Works by Steven PinkerThe Blank Slate by Steven PinkerThe Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
Best Cognitive Science Books
323 books — 498 voters

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick2001 by Arthur C. ClarkeI, Robot by Isaac AsimovNeuromancer by William GibsonThe Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Best artificial intelligence books
290 books — 463 voters
Neuromancer by William GibsonSnow Crash by Neal StephensonDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. DickCount Zero by William GibsonReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Best cyberpunk books
180 books — 451 voters

Hopebreaker by Dean F. WilsonThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanThe Subtle Knife by Philip PullmanThe Amber Spyglass by Philip PullmanSoulless by Gail Carriger
Best Steampunk and Gaslight Works
297 books — 430 voters
Dune by Frank HerbertHyperion by Dan SimmonsFoundation by Isaac AsimovEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardRevelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
Space Opera
457 books — 416 voters

Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittOutliers by Malcolm GladwellThe Tipping Point by Malcolm GladwellNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Sociology Books
444 books — 402 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittThe Decline of the West by Oswald SpenglerThe God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Most Engaging Scientific Nonfiction
315 books — 308 voters
Salt by Mark KurlanskyAt Home by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterA History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
Histories of the Everyday (nonfiction)
328 books — 304 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah BlumThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Modern Science Nonfiction
315 books — 237 voters
Blindsight by Peter WattsHyperion by Dan SimmonsShip of Fools by Richard Paul RussoLeviathan Wakes by James S.A. CoreyHull Zero Three by Greg Bear
Space horror
267 books — 232 voters

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