The most popular books in English.

What books are currently the most popular and which are the all time classics? Here we present you with a mixture of those two criteria. We update this list once a month.

10003. Floating in My Mother's Palm

Ursula Hegi

Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her …

10004. Lavondyss

Robert Holdstock

Lavondyss also titled Lavondyss: Journey to an Unknown Region is the second fantasy novel of the Mythago Wood series written by Robert Holdstock. Lavondyss was originally published in 1988. The name of the novel hints at the real and mythological locales of Avon, Lyonesse, …

10005. The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Richard Feynman

The Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics textbook based on some lectures by Richard P. Feynman, a Nobel laureate who has sometimes been called “The Great Explainer”. The lectures were given to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology, during …

10006. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Michael Reaves

Here's another Star Wars spinoff novel, a brisk and extremely uncomplicated action-adventure romp set on planet Coruscant immediately before the events of The Phantom Menace. After a few setting-up exercises, it's essentially a prolonged chase sequence whose implacable pursuer …

10008. Turnabout

Margaret Peterson Haddix

In the year 2000 Melly and Anny Beth had reached the peak of old age and were ready to die. But when offered the chance to be young again by participating in a top-secret experiment called Project Turnabout, they agreed. Miraculously, the experiment worked -- Melly and Anny Beth …

10009. The Shakespeare Stealer

Gary Blackwood

The Shakespeare Stealer is a 1998 young adult novel, written by Gary Blackwood. The novel is a historical fiction novel, and takes place in Elizabethan England. It was an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1999.

10010. Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather

Gao Xingjian

Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather, also rendered from Chinese as A Fishing Rod for My Grandpa, is a 2004 collection of six short stories by the Chinese writer Gao Xingjian. All of the stories were originally written between 1983 and 1990. The stories were translated to …

10011. The sea wall

Marguerite Duras

The Sea Wall is a 1950 novel by the French writer Marguerite Duras. It was adapted for film in 1958 as This Angry Age and in 2008 as The Sea Wall.

10013. The Coronation

Boris Akounine

The Coronation is a historical detective novel by Boris Akunin, published originally in 2000. It is subtitled великосветский детектив. This novel was published in English in February 2009. The scene of this seventh novel in the Erast Fandorin series is set in 1896 Moscow, at the …

10015. The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo is a children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in the woods. The book has sold over 13 million copies, has won several prizes for children's …

10016. Uncle Silas

Sheridan Le Fanu

Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery-thriller novel by the Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It is notable as an early example of the locked room mystery subgenre. It is not a novel of the supernatural, but does show a strong interest in the occult and in the ideas of …

10017. The Napoleon of Notting Hill

G. K. Chesterton

British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, …

10018. Gone-Away Lake

Elizabeth Enright

Gone-Away Lake is a 1958 Newbery Honor winning children's book by Elizabeth Enright. It received the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1970. Gone-Away Lake tells the story of cousins who spend a summer exploring and discover a lost lake and the two people who still live there.

10019. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

Jean-Noël Liaut

A new-look printing of Agatha Christie's `most absorbing mystery' to mark the 25th anniversary of her death. Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, having become the best-selling novelist in history. Her autobiography, published in 1977 a year after her death, tells of her …

10020. The Lazarus Effect

Frank Herbert

The Lazarus Effect is the third science fiction novel set in the Destination: Void universe by the American author Frank Herbert and poet Bill Ransom. It takes place some time after the events in The Jesus Incident.

10021. The Crime at Black Dudley

Margery Allingham

The Crime at Black Dudley, also known in the United States as The Black Dudley Murder, is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1929, in the United Kingdom by Jarrolds, London and in the United States by Doubleday Doran, New York. It introduces Albert Campion, …

10022. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

S. T. Joshi

A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fictionHoward Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the …

10023. Obsessed

Ted Dekker

A deadly tale of ultimate obsession. Stephen Friedman is making a good living in good times. He's just an ordinary guy. Or so he thinks. But one day an extraordinary piece of information tells

10024. Change of Command

Elizabeth Moon

Change of Command is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon, first published in 1999. It is set in her Familias Regnant fictional universe, and is the third novel in the informal Esmay Suiza trilogy.

10025. The Hot Rock

Donald E. Westlake

The Hot Rock is a novel written by Donald E. Westlake.

10026. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

Maya Angelou

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, published in 1986, is the fifth book in African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou's seven-volume autobiography series. Set between 1962 and 1965, the book begins when Angelou is 33 years old, and recounts the years she lived in Accra, …

10027. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Erving Goffman

A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This book explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others. Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as a framework. Each person in everyday social intercourse …

10029. Hothouse

Brian Aldiss

Hothouse is a 1962 award-winning fantasy/science fiction novel by British author Brian Aldiss, composed of 5 novelettes that were originally serialised in a magazine. In the US, an abridged version was published as The Long Afternoon of Earth; the full version was not published …

10030. Crown of Slaves

David Weber

Crown of Slaves is a 2003 novel by David Weber and Eric Flint set in the Honorverse; it has been billed as the first in the Wages of Sin series, spun off from the main Honor Harrington series. It features Honor herself only in a cameo role: other characters from the novels and …

10031. Riders of the Purple Sage

Zane Grey

Riders of the Purple Sage is a Western novel by Zane Grey, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1912. Considered by many critics to have played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular Western genre, the novel has been called "the most popular western …

10032. After Virtue

Alasdair MacIntyre

When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it “a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world.” …

10033. War and Peace: The Maude Translation, Backgrounds …

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

10034. Boot Camp

Todd Strasser

In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is …

10035. Bill, the Galactic Hero

Harry Harrison

Bill, the Galactic Hero is a satirical science fiction novel by Harry Harrison, first published in 1965. Harrison reports having been approached by a Vietnam veteran who described Bill as "the only book that's true about the military."

10036. The Garden of the Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

The Garden of the Prophet is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

10037. Eight Days of Luke

Diana Wynne Jones

Eight Days of Luke is a children's fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones published in 1975. It tells the tale of a neglected English boy who encounters what prove to be figures from Norse mythology.

10038. Towards a New Architecture

Le Corbusier

Vers une architecture, translated into English as Toward an Architecture is a collection of essays written by Le Corbusier, advocating for and exploring the concept of modern architecture. The book has had a lasting effect on the architectural profession, serving as the …

10039. The Cinderella Deal

Jennifer Crusie

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie brings humor and storytelling magic to this modern-day romance of a match made anywhere but in heaven—but destined for a fairy-tale ending.Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good …

10040. Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Louisette Bertholle

This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes. “Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is the book that, for more than forty years, has been teaching Americans how. …

10042. Swimming Without a Net

MaryJanice Davidson

Swimming Without a Net is the second novel in the Fred the Mermaid Trilogy by MaryJanice Davidson.

10043. The Power of One

Bryce Courtenay

The Power of One is a novel by Australian author Bryce Courtenay, first published in 1989. Set in South Africa during the 1930s and 1940s, it tells the story of an English boy who, through the course of the story, acquires the nickname of Peekay. It is written from the first …

10044. Gather Together in My Name

Maya Angelou

Gather Together in My Name is an autobiography by African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. It is the second book in Angelou's series of seven autobiographies. The book begins immediately following the events described in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and follows …

10046. Badfellas

Tonino Benacquista

Under cover of darkness, an American family moves into a villa in Cholong-sur-Avre in Normandy. Fred Blake, the father, tells everyone he is there to write a history of the Allied landings. His wife Maggie gets involved in a local charity; their teenage children enrol in the …

10047. Good Morning, Midnight

Jean Rhys

Good Morning, Midnight is a 1939 modernist novel by the author Jean Rhys. Often considered a continuation of Rhys' three other early novels, Quartet, After Leaving Mr Mackenzie and Voyage in the Dark, it is experimental in design and deals with a woman's feelings of …

10049. Night Work

Thomas Glavinic

Night Work is a 2006 novel by Austrian writer Thomas Glavinic. The book was translated into English in 2008 by John Brownjohn for Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate.

10051. Bad Kitty

Michele Jaffe

Bad Kitty is a 2006 young adult novel written by Michele Jaffe. It is about a would-be girl detective and her friends. The sequel to Bad Kitty is Kitty Kitty.

10052. A Tangled Web

Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Tangled Web is a novel by L. M. Montgomery. It is one of the few books she published that was written mainly for adults. It centers on a community consisting mainly of two families, the Penhallows and the Darks. Over three generations, 60 members of the Penhallow family have …

10053. A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues

André Comte-Sponville

In this graceful, incisive book, writer-philosopher André Comte-Sponville reexamines the classical virtues to help us understand "what we should do, who we should be, and how we should live." In the process, he gives us an entirely new perspective on the value, relevance, and …

10055. Five on a Treasure Island

Enid Blyton

Five on a Treasure Island is a popular children's book by Enid Blyton. It is the first book in The Famous Five series. The first edition of the book was illustrated by Eileen Soper.

10056. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Carl Sagan

"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully …

10057. Solo Command

Aaron Allston

Solo Command is the seventh novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series, and the final book to detail the adventures of Wraith Squadron. It was written by Aaron Allston.

10058. The Marquise of O

Heinrich von Kleist

The late stories by an influential writer of singular talentBetween 1799, when he left the Prussian Army, and his suicide in 1811, Kleist developed into a writer of unprecedented and tragically isolated genius. This collection of works from the last period of his life also …

10059. Master Georgie

Beryl Bainbridge

When Master Georgie - George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, there straggles behind him a small caravan of devoted followers; Myrtle, his …

10062. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

Musils Protagonist Ulrich ist gar kein Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Der Romantitel führt da ein wenig in die Irre. Tatsächlich ist es eine "Welt von Eigenschaften ohne Mann", die im Buch nichts Charakteristisches mehr zu bieten hat. Bereits die umwerfende Eingangssequenz macht …

10064. The Story of the Little Mole Who Went In Search Of …

Werner Holzwarth

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business or The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit is a children's book by German children's authors Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch. The book was first published by Peter Hammer Verlag in 1989; it …

10065. Tell-All

Chuck Palahniuk

Questions for Chuck Palahniuk on Tell-All Q: A casual observer might be surprised at the depth of knowledge of 50’s-era movies that you display in Tell-All. Where does this come from?A: That vast wealth of 50's film info comes from my editor, Gerry Howard (who has a life-long …

10066. The Girls of Slender Means

Muriel Spark

The Girls of Slender Means is a novella written in 1963 by Scottish author Muriel Spark. It was included in Anthony Burgess's 1984 book Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 — A Personal Choice .

10067. The Mask of Apollo

Mary Renault

The Mask of Apollo is a historical novel written by Mary Renault. It is set in ancient Greece shortly after the Peloponnesian War. The story involves the world of live theatre and political intrigue in the Mediterranean at the time. The narrator, Nikeratos, is an invented …

10068. Lonesome Traveler

Jack Kerouac

Lonesome Traveler is a collection of short stories and sketches by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, published in 1960. It is a compilation of Kerouac's journal entries about traveling the United States, Mexico, Morocco, the United Kingdom and France, and covers similar …

10069. True Compass

Edward M. Kennedy

True Compass is the posthumous memoir of United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy that was released September 14, 2009, by Twelve, a division of the Hachette book group.

10070. Klingsor's last summer. Translated by Richard and …

Hermann Hesse

Across eighteen short stories, Lessing dissects London and its inhabitants with the power for truth and compassion to be expected of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. 'During that first year in England, I had a vision of London I cannot recall now ... it was a nightmare city …

10071. Little Town Where Time Stood Still

Bohumil Hrabal

From the flamboyant and unpredictable Maryska, who scandalises the town when she cuts short her golden tresses, to the eccentric Uncle Pepin, who always has to have a ready supply of furniture to smash when he's angry, Bohumil Hrabal creates a range of enchanting and memorable …

10072. Hallucinating Foucault

Patricia Duncker

An intricate and self-reflective novel about that most delicate of relationships--meaning the one between writers and readers. The narrator, an anonymous graduate student, sets off on the trail of a French novelist named Paul Michel, who is currently confined to an asylum. …

10073. Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

Paul Monette

Paul Monette first made a name for himself in 1978 with his debut novel, Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll, a comic romp with serious overtones. He established himself as a writer of popular fiction with three more novels before he and his lover were both diagnosed with HIV. In 1988 …

10074. Vita

Melania Mazzucco

In April 1903, the steamship Republic spills more than two thousand immigrants onto Ellis Island. Among them are Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, nine, sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make their way in America. Amid the chaos and splendor of New York, the misery …

10075. Into a Dark Realm

Raymond E. Feist

The dread plot to destroy the Empire of Great Kesh has failed. The Conclave of Shadows has ended the murderous Nighthawk brotherhood's horrific reign of terror and death. But the mad sorcerer, Leso Varen, has fled, taking refuge among the most powerful men and women on Kelewan—a …

10076. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Dr. Seuss

The haughty ruler of Didd, King Derwin (who would foolishly go on to summon green goo from the sky in his later years) showed the first signs of his silly self-importance back in this 1938 Seuss classic, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. When Bartholomew visits town one day, …

10077. The Winter of Frankie Machine

Don Winslow

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CARTEL.Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a pillar of his waterfront community—and a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient …

10078. A Kestrel for a Knave

Barry Hines

A Kestrel for a Knave is a novel by British author Barry Hines, published in 1968. It is set in a mining area and tells of Billy Casper, a young working class boy troubled at home and at school, who only finds solace when he finds and trains a kestrel whom he names "Kes". The …

10079. Fup

Jim Dodge

10080. Old Masters : A Comedy (Phoenix Fiction Series)

Thomas Bernhard

Old Masters is a novel by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, first published in 1985. It tells of the life and opinions of Reger, a 'musical philosopher', through the voice of his acquaintance Atzbacher, a 'private academic'.

10081. A Love Affair

Dino Buzzati

A Love Affair is a 1963 novel by the Italian writer Dino Buzzati. It tells the story of an architect in Milan who falls in love with a much younger ballerina. The novel has an unusually conventional narrative style compared to many of the author's other works. An English …

10083. The Good War

Studs Terkel

"The Good War": An Oral History of World War II is a telling of the oral history of World War II written by Studs Terkel. The work won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It is a firsthand account of people involved before, during and after the war. The book mainly …

10084. The Beginning Place

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Beginning Place is a short novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, written in 1980. It was subsequently published under the title Threshold in 1986. The novel does not belong to any of the cycles for which Le Guin is well known. The story's genre is a mixture of realism and fantasy …

10085. The adventures of a simpleton (Simplicius …

Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

Simplicius Simplicissimus is a picaresque novel of the lower Baroque style, written in 1668 by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen and probably published the same year. Inspired by the events and horrors of the Thirty Years' War which devastated Germany from 1618 to 1648, …

10086. Nothing to Be Frightened Of

Julian Barnes

A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable …

10087. The No Asshole Rule

Robert I. Sutton

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't is a book by Stanford professor Robert I. Sutton, based on a popular essay he wrote for the Harvard Business Review. It sold over 115,000 copies and won the Quill Award for best business book in …

10088. To Have or to Be?

Erich Fromm

To Have or to Be? is a 1976 book by social psychologist Erich Fromm that differentiates between having and being. Fromm mentions how modern society has become materialistic and prefers "having" to "being". He mentions the great promise of unlimited happiness, freedom, material …

10090. Cocaine Blues

Kerry Greenwood

Cocaine Blues is a crime novel by Kerry Greenwood, first published in Australia in 1989 by McPhee Gribble and in the United States in 1991 under the title of Death By Misadventure by Fawcett Publications. It is the first novel featuring Phryne Fisher.

10091. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924

Orlando Figes

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924 is an award-winning book written by British historian Orlando Figes. First published in 1996, it chronicles Russian history from the Famine of 1891-1892, the response to which, Figes argues, severely weakened the Russian …

10092. Stilwell and the American Experience in China, …

Barbara W. Tuchman

Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45 is a work of history written by Barbara W. Tuchman and published in 1971 by Macmillan Publishers. It won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The book was republished in 2001 by Grove Press It was also published …

10093. Heartstone

C. J. Sansom

Heartstone is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom's sixth novel, and the fifth in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII, the events of the novel take place in the summer of 1545. Shardlake …

10094. Timoleon Vieta Come Home

Dan Rhodes

Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes, a parody of the classic Lassie Come Home film. It was Rhodes' first novel, and won the 2003 Author's Club First Novel Award. It has been translated into at least 20 languages.

10095. The child of pleasure

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Il Piacere is the first novel by Gabriele d'Annunzio, written in 1889.

10096. La Regenta

Leopoldo Alas

La Regenta is a realist novel by Spanish author Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, also known as Clarín, published in 1884 and 1885.

10098. The Birchbark House

Louise Erdrich

The Birchbark House is a 1999 indigenous juvenile realistic fiction novel by Louise Erdrich, and is the first book in a four book series known as The Birchbark series. The story follows the life of Omakayas and her Ojibwe community beginning in 1847 near present day Lake …

10099. The President

Miguel Ángel Asturias

El Señor Presidente is a 1946 novel written in Spanish by Nobel Prize–winning Guatemalan writer and diplomat Miguel Ángel Asturias. A landmark text in Latin American literature, El Señor Presidente explores the nature of political dictatorship and its effects on society. …

10100. Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age

Bohumil Hrabal

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is a 1964 novel by the Czechoslovak writer Bohumil Hrabal. It tells the story of a man who recounts various events from his past, and in particular his love life. The novel is written in one long sentence.

10101. The Passion According to G.H.

Clarice Lispector

The Passion According to G.H. is a mystical novel by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, published in 1964. The work takes the form of a monologue by a woman, identified only as G.H., telling of the crisis that ensued the previous day after she crushed a cockroach in the door of …

10102. Rumpole's Return

John Mortimer

Rumpole's Return is a 1980 novel by John Mortimer about defence barrister Horace Rumpole. It was based on a script for a two hour Rumpole telemovie. The plot concerns Rumpole coming out of retirement in Florida to work on a case.

10103. Sonnets To Orpheus (Bilingual Edition)

Rainer Maria Rilke

The Sonnets to Orpheus are a cycle of 55 sonnets written in 1922 by the Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. It was first published the following year. Rilke, who is "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets," wrote the cycle in a period …

10106. Blue Gold

Clive Cussler

Blue Gold is the second book in the NUMA Files series of books co-written by author Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos, and was published in 2000. The main character of this series is Kurt Austin. Blue Gold is about attempting to control the world's water at any cost, including …

10107. Piece by Piece

Tori Amos

Piece by Piece is an autobiographical book by singer/songwriter Tori Amos and co-authored by rock music journalist Ann Powers. It was published in the U.S. in February 2005 and in the U.K. in June 2005.

10108. The Moral Landscape

Sam Harris

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values is a book by Sam Harris. In it, he promotes a science of morality and argues that many thinkers have long confused the relationship between morality, facts, and science. He aims to carve a third path between secularists …

10109. Lion of Ireland

Morgan Llywelyn

Lion of Ireland, by the American-Irish author Morgan Llywelyn, is a novel about the life of the Irish hero and High King Brian Boru. The story begins with Brian as a child of around 8 or 9 and it ends with him as an 88 year old man. The book shows his rise to power and his …

10110. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, originally titled The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale, though often abbreviated to Rasselas, is an apologue about happiness by Samuel Johnson. The book's original working title was "The Choice of Life". He wrote the piece in only one …

10111. The Blood Doctor

Ruth Rendell

The Blood Doctor is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine.

10112. The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers is the 29th book in the Cat Who series. It was released in 2007 and is written by Lilian Jackson Braun.

10113. Triton

Samuel R. Delany

Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia is a science fiction novel by Samuel R. Delany. It was nominated for the 1976 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and was shortlisted for a retrospective James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 1995. It was originally published under the shorter title …

10114. Lindbergh

A. Scott Berg

Lindbergh is a 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Charles Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg. The book became a New York Times Best Seller and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography.

10115. Santa Evita

Tomas Eloy Martinez

Santa Evita is a 1995 novel by the Argentine writer Tomás Eloy Martínez. In a blend of fact and fiction, the novel focuses on the Argentine first lady Eva Perón, and tracks her embalmed corpse after her death from cancer at age 33. The book became a bestseller in Argentina and …

10116. The Secret of Red Gate Farm

Carolyn Keene

The Secret of Red Gate Farm is the sixth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, It was first published in 1931.

10117. The Singing

Alison Croggon

The Singing is the fourth and last novel in Alison Croggon's Pellinor series. The novel was completed in June 2007 and was published in Australia on 30 June 2008. Direct quote from Alison Croggon: "I'm pretty certain [the singing will] open in Innail and that there will be a …

10119. Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

R. L. LaFevers

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos is a children's novel by R. L. LaFevers.

10121. Spells

Aprilynne Pike

Spells is a fantasy novel by author Aprilynne Pike. It is the sequel to Pike's #1 New York Times best-selling debut, Wings, which introduced readers to Laurel Sewell, a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. Spells was released in the United States on May 4, …

10122. Crystal Rain

Tobias S. Buckell

Crystal Rain is the debut novel of Caribbean writer Tobias S. Buckell. Buckell calls it his "Caribbean steampunk novel". Although Crystal Rain is a stand-alone novel, Buckell's books Ragamuffin and Sly Mongoose are set in the same universe with some recurring characters. The …

10124. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Simms Taback

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat is the title of a 1999 book by Simms Taback that won the 2000 Caldecott Medal. The main character is Joseph, a 40-something Jewish farmer, who has a little striped overcoat. When it is old, Joseph makes it into a little jacket and so on until he …

10126. Rubicon

Steven Saylor

Rubicon is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 1999. It is the seventh book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is the Roman sleuth Gordianus …

10127. An American Plague

Jim Murphy

An American Plague is a 2003 non-fiction adolescent history by author Jim Murphy published by Clarion Books. An American plague was one of the finalist in the 2003 National Book Award and was a 2004 Newbery Honor Book. An American Plague portrays the agony and pain this disease …

10128. You Better Not Cry

Augusten Burroughs

You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas is the sixth memoir by Augusten Burroughs. It was released on October 27, 2009.

10129. The Apocalypse Troll

David Weber

A novel by David Weber, The Apocalypse Troll is a story about time travel and alien invasion.

10130. Midnight at the Well of Souls

Jack L. Chalker

Midnight at the Well of Souls is the first book in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker, first published as a paperback in 1977. Over a million copies of the original pressing were sold, and reprints have continued for decades. It came in #18 in the 1978 …

10131. Shadow Dance

Julie Garwood

Jordan Buchanan is thrilled that her brother and best friend are tying the knot. The wedding is a lavish affair–for the marriage of Dylan Buchanan and Kate MacKenna is no ordinary occasion. It represents the joining of two family dynasties. The ceremony and reception proceed …

10132. I, Mona Lisa

Jeanne Kalogridis

"My name is Lisa di Antonio Gherardini Giocondo, though to acquaintances, I am known simply as Madonna Lisa. My story begins not with my birth but a murder, committed the year before I was born…"Florence, April 1478: The handsome Giuliano de' Medici is brutally assassinated in …

10134. Bad Moon Rising: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter, …

Sherrilyn Kenyon

A stunning and suspenseful new landscape emerges in the thrilling Dark-Hunter world—a world where nothing will ever be the same again. . . Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces …

10137. Raven Rise

D. J. MacHale

Raven Rise is the ninth book in The Pendragon Adventure by D.J. MacHale. It was published on May 20, 2008.

10138. To die for

Linda Howard

To Die For is an American novel by Linda Howard. It was published in 2004 by Random House Publishing. It made the New York York Times Best Seller list. It is the first book in the Blair Mallory Series, followed by Drop Dead Gorgeous.

10139. Halt's Peril

John Flanagan

Halt's Peril is the ninth book in the international bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan

10142. Wrath of the Bloodeye

Joseph Delaney

The Spook's Mistake is the fifth book in the Wardstone Chronicles children's fantasy series by Joseph Delaney. In the U.S. it has been titled: The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye. It was first published in 2008. «Plot Summary» Tom and Alice are annoyed that the Spook will …

10143. City of Illusions

Ursula K. Le Guin

City of Illusions is a 1967 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, set on Earth in the distant future in her Hainish Cycle. City of Illusions is significant because it lays the foundation for the Hainish cycle, a fictional world in which the majority of …

10146. Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

Yasutaka Tsutsui

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno is a collection of short stories by Japanese science fiction and metafiction writer Yasutaka Tsutsui, in English translation by Andrew Driver. Not to be confused with the original Japanese collection ポルノ惑星のサルモネラ人間, these stories have been selected …

10148. The Gardens of Light (Interlink World Fiction)

Amin Maalouf

Born in a Mesopotamian village in the third century, the son of a Parthian warrior, Mani grows up in a volatile and dangerous world. As battle rages for control over the Middle East between the great Roman and Persian empires, as Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians …

10150. The Selection

Kiera Cass

The Selection is a 2012 young adult novel by Kiera Cass and the first book in The Selection Series, which consists of five books, the last one being unnamed so far. The book was first published on April 24, 2012 through HarperTeen and was optioned for a potential television …

10151. HHhH

Laurent Binet

HHhH is the debut novel of French author Laurent Binet. It recounts Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich in Prague during World War II. It was awarded the 2010 Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman. The novel follows the history of the operation and …

10153. The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first modern detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". Two works that share some similarities predate Poe's …

10155. Berlin Game

Len Deighton

Berlin Game is a 1983 spy novel by Len Deighton. It is the first novel in the first of three trilogies about Bernard Samson, a middle-aged and somewhat jaded intelligence officer working for the British Secret Intelligence Service. Berlin Game is part of the Game, Set and Match …

10157. The road to Oxiana

Robert Byron

The Road to Oxiana is a travelogue by Robert Byron, first published in 1937. It is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. The word "Oxiana" in the title refers to the region along Afghanistan's northern border. The book is an …

10162. Drowned Ammet

Diana Wynne Jones

Drowned Ammet is a fantasy novel for young adults by British author Diana Wynne Jones. It is the second book in the series Dalemark Quartet.

10164. The Dragon of Despair

Jane Lindskold

The Dragon of Despair is a 2004 fantasy novel, third of six in Jane Lindskold's wolf series. The third novel in the Firekeeper Saga begins about a year after Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart. It can be read without having read the preceding novels in the series, although doing so will …

10167. The Last of the Just

André Schwarz-Bart

The Last of the Just is a post-war novel by André Schwarz-Bart originally published in French in 1959. It was published in an English translation by Stephen Becker in 1960. It was Schwarz-Bart's first book and won the Prix de Goncourt, France's highest literary prize. The author …

10168. Socks

Beverly Cleary

Socks is a children's novel written by Beverly Cleary, originally illustrated by Beatrice Darwin, and published in 1973. It won the William Allen White Children's Book Award. The title character of the book would eventually become the name for Socks Clinton, the cat of U.S. …

10169. Race Matters

Cornel West

Race Matters is a social sciences book by Cornel West. The book was first published on March 29, 1994, in the English by Vintage Books. The book analyzes moral authority and racial debates concerning skin color in the United States. The book questions matters of economics and …

10170. Heroes Die

Matthew Stover

Heroes Die by Matthew Stover is the first of a series of novels blending science fiction and fantasy and featuring the protagonist Caine.

10171. Philosophy: Who Needs It

Ayn Rand

Philosophy: Who Needs It is a posthumous collection of essays by Ayn Rand, published in 1982, that deal with philosophy. It was the last book Rand worked on during her lifetime.

10172. The Ethics Of Ambiguity

Simone de Beauvoir

The Ethics of Ambiguity is Simone de Beauvoir's second major non-fiction work. It was prompted by a lecture she gave in 1945, after which she claimed that it was impossible to base an ethical system on her partner Jean-Paul Sartre's major philosophical work Being and …

10173. Soul On Ice

Eldridge Cleaver

Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver's best known writing and remains a seminal work in African-American literature. The treatises were …

10174. Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the …

Ann Coulter

Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism is a 2003 book by Ann Coulter. Three weeks after its release more than 500,000 copies were sold.

10175. Slash

Slash

Slash is an autobiography written by rock guitarist Slash with Anthony Bozza. Most of the book focuses on Slash's years with Guns N' Roses, including many rock star cliches: trashed hotel rooms, groupies, drug abuse, etc. Slash talks about Axl Rose, frontman of Guns N' Roses, …

10177. The Hunting of the Snark

Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" …

10178. Fair and tender ladies

Lee Smith

Fair and Tender Ladies is a novel by Lee Smith published in 1988. It won the W.D. Weatherford Award that year. Fair and Tender Ladies is an epistolary novel consisting entirely of letters written by its protagonist, Ivy Rowe, to numerous recipients from her childhood until her …

10179. Gifted

Nikita Lalwani

Gifted is the debut novel by author Nikita Lalwani longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. It was first published in 2007 by Viking.

10181. The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the …

10182. Against Medical Advice

James Patterson

Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist …

10183. Journey to the Center of the Earth

VERNE / SCHWACH

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the …

10184. Fasting, Feasting

Anita Desai

Anita Desai has long proved herself one of the most accomplished and admired chroniclers of middle-class India. Her 1999 novel, Fasting, Feasting, is the tale of plain and lumpish Uma and the cherished, late-born Arun, daughter and son of strict and conventional parents. So …

10185. West of Eden

Harry Harrison

West of Eden is a 1984 science fiction novel by American writer Harry Harrison.

10187. Dead Cert

Dick Francis

Dead Cert is Dick Francis' first novel, published in 1962. Featured in the 2007 book 100 Must-Read Crime Novels. It was filmed by Tony Richardson in 1974. The title is a shortened form of "It's a dead certainty," in this case a play on words referring to the fact that the …

10188. Canticle

R. A. Salvatore

Canticle is the first book in R. A. Salvatore's book series, The Cleric Quintet.

10189. The Birthday

Koji Suzuki

Birthday is an anthology by Japanese writer Koji Suzuki first published on February 5, 1999 in Japan. It is the fourth installment of Suzuki's Ring series.

10191. The Menace from Earth

Robert A. Heinlein

The Menace From Earth is a collection of science fiction short stories by Robert A. Heinlein. Published by The Gnome Press in in an edition of 5,000 copies.

10192. The Thin Red Line

James Jones

The Thin Red Line is American author James Jones's fourth novel. It draws heavily on Jones's experiences at the Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse during World War II's Guadalcanal campaign. The author served in the United States Army's 27th Infantry …

10193. Nieve

Maxence Fermine

Yuko Akita had two passions. Haiku. And snow. An international bestseller,Snow is "a novel that reads like a poem. Limpid, delicate, and pure like its title."* In nineteenth-century Japan, a young haiku poet named Yuko journeys through snow-covered mountains on a quest for art …

10194. Expendable

James Alan Gardner

Expendable is a science fiction novel by the Canadian author James Alan Gardner, published in 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers under its various imprints. It is the first book in a series involving the "League of Peoples", an assemblage of advanced species in the Milky Way …

10195. Vacuum Diagrams

Stephen Baxter

Vacuum Diagrams is a collection of science fiction short stories written by Stephen Baxter. The collection connects the novels of the Xeelee Sequence and also shows the history of mankind in the Xeelee universe, and ultimately the universe. While each short story in the …

10199. This Other Eden

Ben Elton

This Other Eden is a satirical novel written by Ben Elton.



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