The most popular books in English
from 10001 to 10200

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. 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, …

10004. 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 …

10006. 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.

10007. The Garden of the Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

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

10008. Das Känguru-Manifest

Marc-Uwe Kling

Ungekürzte Autorenlesung. Live-Mitschnitt. 315 Min.Audio CD Sie sind wieder da - das kommunistische Känguru und der stoische Kleinkünstler! Auf der Jagd nach dem höchstverdächtigen Pinguin rasen sie durch die ganze Welt. Spektakuläre Enthüllungen! Skandale!Intrigen! Ein Mord, …

10010. 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, …

10011. In Free Fall

Juli Zeh

The gripping international bestseller that fuses an ingenious detective tale with stunning, cinematic storytelling—and a provocative riff on quantum physics—from Germany’s foremost young literary talent.A child is kidnapped but does not know it. One man dies, two physicists …

10012. The Hot Rock

Donald E. Westlake

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

10013. 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.

10014. Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Julia Child

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. …

10015. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American …

Drew Gilpin Faust

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War is a book by Drew Gilpin Faust.

10016. 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 …

10019. 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.

10020. 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 …

10021. 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 …

10025. 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 …

10027. 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.

10028. 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 …

10029. 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. …

10030. 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 …

10031. 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 …

10032. 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 …

10033. 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 …

10034. 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 …

10036. 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, …

10037. 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.

10038. The Winter of Frankie Machine

Chris Hirte

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 …

10039. 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 …

10040. Fup

Jim Dodge

10041. 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 …

10044. The Concept of Anxiety

Søren Kierkegaard

The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin, is a philosophical work written by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1844. The original 1944 English translation by Walter Lowrie, had the title The Concept of …

10045. 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 …

10047. 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 …

10048. 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 …

10051. 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 …

10052. 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.

10053. War and Peace: The Maude Translation, Backgrounds …

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

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 …

10054. 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 …

10055. 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.

10056. 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 …

10057. 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 …

10058. 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 …

10059. 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 …

10060. The Blood Doctor

Ruth Rendell

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

10061. 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.

10062. 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.

10063. 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 …

10064. 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.

10065. 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.

10069. 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 …

10072. 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 …

10075. Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

R. L. LaFevers

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

10077. 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, …

10078. 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 …

10080. 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 …

10082. 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 …

10083. 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 …

10088. 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.

10089. The Apocalypse Troll

David Weber

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

10090. 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 …

10091. 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 …

10094. Monte Cassino

Sven Hassel

Monte Cassino is a 1963 book by Sven Hassel.

10097. 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 …

10099. 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 …

10105. 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.

10110. 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.

10113. Halt's Peril

John Flanagan

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

10119. 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.

10120. 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 …

10121. 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 …

10122. 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 …

10125. 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.

10126. The child of pleasure

Gabriele D'Annunzio

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

10129. The Fall of the King

Johannes V. Jensen

The Fall of the King is a novel by Danish author Johannes V. Jensen, published in three parts from 1900 to 1901. It tells the story of Mikkel Thøgersen and the social entanglements which bring him into the service of king Christian II of Denmark.

10130. 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 …

10131. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in September 1904. The book is a sequel to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and tells of Peter's return to Mr. McGregor's garden with his cousin …

10132. The Truth-Teller's Tale

Sharon Shinn

The Truth-Teller's Tale is a fantasy novel by Sharon Shinn. The novel was written in 2005.

10133. Dead or Alive

Tom Clancy

Dead or Alive is a political thriller novel by Tom Clancy and co-authored by Grant Blackwood, featuring Jack Ryan. It was published on December 7, 2010, alongside the unabridged audio book version, read by Lou Diamond Phillips. It unites characters from Clancy’s fictional world, …

10134. 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.

10135. Crocodile Tears

Anthony Horowitz

Crocodile Tears is the eighth novel in the Alex Rider series by British author Anthony Horowitz. It was released in the UK on 12 November 2009, published by Walker Books, and in the U.S. on 17 November 2009. On 17 December 2008, the title was revealed to be Crocodile Tears. The …

10136. The Invention of Everything Else

Samantha Hunt

The Invention of Everything Else is a novel written by American author Samantha Hunt, published in 2008. The novel presents a fictionalized account of the last days in the life of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American electrical engineer. Other fictionalized versions of historical …

10137. 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 …

10138. The Passion of New Eve

Angela Carter

The Passion of New Eve is a novel by Angela Carter, first published in 1977. The book is set in a dystopian United States where civil war has broken out between different political, racial and gendered groups. A dark satire, the book parodies primitive notions of gender, sexual …

10139. 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 …

10144. Night and Day

Virginia Woolf

Night and Day is a novel by Virginia Woolf first published on 20 October 1919. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, …

10147. Rakkety Tam

Brian Jacques

Rakkety Tam is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2004. It is the 17th book in the Redwall series.

10148. Rogue Planet

Greg Bear

Rogue Planet is a 2000 novel set in the Star Wars galaxy. It is a prequel novel occurring after the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The book was written by Greg Bear. The cover art was by David Stevenson. The book takes place 29 years before Star Wars Episode …

10150. Definitely Maybe

Аркадий Стругацкий

Definitely Maybe is a sci fi novel written in 1974 by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.

10151. We Are All Made of Glue

Marina Lewycka

Georgie Sinclair’s husband has walked out; her sixteen-year-old son is busy surfing born-again websites; and all those overdue articles for Adhesives in the Modern World are getting her down. So when Georgie spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old Jewish émigré neighbour with an eye …

10152. The Dot

Peter Reynolds

The Dot is a picture book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds about a girl named Vashti who thinks she can't draw. It is published by Candlewick Press.

10153. 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 …

10155. 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 …

10156. The Circle

Dave Eggers

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, …

10157. Sweet Silver Blues

Glen Cook

Sweet Silver Blues is the first novel in Glen Cook's ongoing Garrett P.I. series. The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett.

10158. 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 …

10159. When the Devil Dances

John Ringo

When the Devil Dances is the third book in John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series. It follows the exploits of Michael O'Neal and other members of humanity as they defend Earth against an alien invasion by the Posleen.

10160. West of Eden

Harry Harrison

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

10162. The Last Empress

Anchee Min

The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China’s history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch’ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one …

10163. 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.

10165. Swords in the Mist

Fritz Leiber

Swords in the Mist is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the third volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters. It was first …

10166. Day of the Oprichnik

Vladimir Sorokin

One of The Telegraph’s Best Fiction Books 2011Moscow, 2028. A cold, snowy morning.Andrei Danilovich Komiaga is fast asleep. A scream, a moan, and a death rattle slowly pull him out of his drunken stupor—but wait, that’s just his ring tone. And so begins another day in the life …

10167. Against Medical Advice

Hal Friedman

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 …

10169. 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" …

10171. 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. …

10172. Someone Like You

Roald Dahl

There's the gambler who collects little fingers from losers...there's the lady who murders her husband with a frozen leg of lamb...not to mention the man who has made a machine that can hear grass scream...Roald Dahl's particular brand of bizarre, alarming and disturbing …

10173. 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, …

10174. The Dying Earth

Jack Vance

The Dying Earth is a collection of fantasy short fiction by Jack Vance, published by Hillman in 1950. Vance returned to the setting in 1965 and thereafter, making it the first book in the Dying Earth series. It is retitled Mazirian the Magician in its Vance Integral Edition, …

10175. 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 …

10176. 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.

10177. 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.

10178. 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 …

10179. 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 …

10180. 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.

10184. 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 …

10185. Designated Targets

John Birmingham

Designated Targets is the second volume of John Birmingham's Axis of Time trilogy.

10186. Endless Steppe

Esther Hautzig

Exiled to SiberiaIn June 1941, the Rudomin family is arrested by the Russians. They are "capitalists -- enemies of the people." Forced from their home and friends in Vilna, Poland, they are herded into crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia.For …

10187. The Way To Cook

Julia Child

In this magnificent new cookbook, illustrated with full color throughout, Julia Child give us her magnum opus--the distillation of a lifetime of cooking. And she has an important message for Americans today. . .--to the health-conscious: make a habit of good home cooking so that …

10189. The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

Angela Carter

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, published in the United States as The War of Dreams, is a 1972 novel by Angela Carter. This picaresque novel is heavily influenced by surrealism, Romanticism, critical theory, and other branches of Continental philosophy. Its style …

10190. The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1592. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with …

10191. Missing You

Meg Cabot

Ever since a walk home on a particularly stormy day, Jessica Mastriani has had an ability like no other. She became known worldwide as Lightning Girl-a psychic who could find the location of anyone, dead or alive. Jess finally had no choice but to embrace her newfound talent, …

10192. Moon Over Soho

Ben Aaronovitch

Moon Over Soho is the second novel in the Rivers of London series by English author Ben Aaronovitch. The novel was released on 21 April 2011 through Gollancz and was well received.

10193. Too Many Cooks

Rex Stout

Too Many Cooks is the fifth Nero Wolfe detective novel by American mystery writer Rex Stout. The story was serialized in The American Magazine before its publication in book form in 1938 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. The novel was collected in the omnibus volume Kings Full of …

10194. 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 …

10195. The house of the Vestals

Steven Saylor

The House of the Vestals is a collection of short stories by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 1997. It is the sixth book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is …

10196. 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 …

10197. Memoirs of a Police Sergeant

Manuel Antônio de Almeida

Memoirs of a Police Sergeant is a satirical novel written by the Brazilian author Manuel Antônio de Almeida. It was first published in 1852. The book is full of picturesque descriptions of Rio de Janeiro's life in the early 19th century, including popular feasts and holidays. …

10198. Senhora

José de Alencar

Senhora is a novel written by the Brazilian writer José de Alencar. It was first published in 1875, two years before the author's death. It was the third book by the author about the position of women in Brazil's 19th century Rio de Janeiro society, published under the pseudonym …

10199. Canticle

R. A. Salvatore

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



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