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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1984 by George Orwell
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
19,710 books — 91,455 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingAnimal Farm by George Orwell
Best Books of the 20th Century
7,618 books — 48,128 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Books that Exceeded your Expectations
5,527 books — 8,301 voters
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareDelirium by Lauren OliverSilence by Becca FitzpatrickThe Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Best Books of 2011
2,461 books — 7,158 voters

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)
4,780 books — 6,921 voters
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsGood Omens by Terry PratchettLamb by Christopher MooreThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanMe Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Best Humorous Books
3,784 books — 6,839 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
4,335 books — 4,762 voters
A Shade of Vampire by Bella ForrestThe Wronged Sons by John MarrsIsle of Winds by James FahyDrowned Tomb by James FahyChains of Gaia by James Fahy
Best of Little-Known Authors
5,531 books — 4,639 voters

Consequences by Aleatha RomigBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireTruth by Aleatha RomigOn Dublin Street by Samantha YoungThe Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
New Authors to Read
3,637 books — 4,258 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
1,711 books — 3,952 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
1,400 books — 3,076 voters
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenHopeless by Colleen HooverDivergent by Veronica RothFallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
What we've read so far in 2013...
8,178 books — 2,805 voters

The Quincunx by Charles PalliserThe Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn PeakeThe Stolen Child by Keith DonohueEnglish Passengers by Matthew KnealeScaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
Best Unappreciated Books
1,636 books — 2,435 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

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakLife of Pi by Yann Martel
Foreign Lands
1,920 books — 2,306 voters

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoOh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. SeussThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Motivational and Self-Improvement Books
1,548 books — 2,107 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDivergent by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica RothThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
What we've read so far in...2014
9,643 books — 2,054 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 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
1,244 books — 1,812 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
1,357 books — 1,740 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

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverFast Food Nation by Eric SchlosserIn Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Food-Related Non-Fiction
908 books — 1,540 voters
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerWorld Without End by Ken FollettBeowulf by Unknown
Best Middle Ages Books
1,076 books — 1,448 voters

The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies
1,475 books — 1,419 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
1,590 books — 1,395 voters

Prince of Wolves by Quinn LoftisUnEnchanted by Chanda HahnThe Fallen Star by Jessica SorensenThe Mind Readers by Lori BrightonSignificance by Shelly Crane
FREE Ebooks For Teens
619 books — 1,229 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussSalt by Mark KurlanskyThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
You Read a Book about What?
1,773 books — 1,104 voters

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