The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
The Best Fairytales and Retellings
2,192 books — 8,402 voters
The Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Monster at the End of this Book by Jon StoneBlueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskeyFrog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Best Children's Books
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Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond CarverCathedral by Raymond CarverSelf-Help by Lorrie MooreLike Life by Lorrie Moore
Collections of Short Stories
2,397 books — 1,768 voters
Stray Toasters by Bill SienkiewiczPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Required Reading Graphic Novels
857 books — 1,708 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakDangerous Angels by Francesca Lia BlockWhat My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya SonesWhat My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya SonesStop Pretending by Sonya Sones
Best Young Adult Fiction
2,797 books — 5,957 voters
Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
2,959 books — 22,844 voters

Best Historical Fiction
6,069 books — 24,048 voters
Possession by A.S. Byatt
The Worst Books of All Time
6,992 books — 17,931 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezFranny and Zooey by J.D. SalingerThe Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Best Books of the 20th Century
7,502 books — 47,585 voters
The Giver by Lois LowryThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakStargirl by Jerry SpinelliWeetzie Bat by Francesca Lia BlockTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Best Young Adult Books
11,025 books — 75,220 voters