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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
4,335 books — 4,762 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
6,116 books — 4,212 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
1,924 books — 2,853 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
2,198 books — 2,548 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerHiroshima by John HerseyInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Must Read Non-Fiction
2,194 books — 2,403 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
1,006 books — 2,286 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
1,618 books — 2,044 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
754 books — 1,805 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
1,290 books — 1,597 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)
1,381 books — 1,491 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 — 1,448 voters

The Dirt by Neil StraussNo One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny SugermanThe Heroin Diaries by Nikki SixxLife by Keith RichardsSlash by Slash
Best Books on Rock and Roll
694 books — 1,114 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothVampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Favourite young adult books
1,245 books — 1,040 voters
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeilChronicles, Volume One by Bob DylanLove Is a Mix Tape by Rob SheffieldJust Kids by Patti SmithLife by Keith Richards
Best Non Fiction About Music
1,121 books — 1,012 voters

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Red Tent by Anita DiamantThe Secret Magdalene by Ki LongfellowNefertiti by Michelle MoranCleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Awesome Women of the Ancient World
312 books — 795 voters
A Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNot Without My Father by Andra Watkins
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
687 books — 777 voters

Martin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Age of Insight by Eric R. Kandel
Non-fiction - Something for Everyone
1,524 books — 636 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankFarewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki HoustonHiroshima by John HerseyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Best WWII Fiction and Biography
473 books — 595 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittQuiet by Susan CainThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
769 books — 570 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 — 524 voters
The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienMatterhorn by Karl MarlantesDispatches by Michael HerrA Rumor Of War by Philip CaputoThe Quiet American by Graham Greene
Best Literature About the Vietnam War
261 books — 458 voters

Hiroshima by John HerseyThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. ShirerThe Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan
World War Two Non Fiction
635 books — 453 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 — 445 voters

1984 by George OrwellSiddhartha by Hermann HesseAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Best Books For Freedom Lovers
706 books — 443 voters
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse1984 by George OrwellThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinSteppenwolf by Hermann HesseGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Best Horizon Expanding Books
441 books — 438 voters

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