The most popular books in English
from 10201 to 10400

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.

10202. 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, …

10203. 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 …

10204. My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan)

Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, …

10205. 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.

10207. 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.

10208. Red China Blues

Jan Wong

Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now is a 1996 book by Chinese-Canadian journalist Jan Wong. Wong describes how the youthful passion for left-wing and socialist politics drew her to participate in the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Speaking little Chinese, she became one …

10209. 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 …

10210. 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, …

10211. Southern Seas

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

"Montalban writes with authority and compassion - a Le Carré-like sorrow." --Publishers Weekly

10213. 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, …

10214. Peter and Wendy

J. M. Barrie

"All children, except one, grow up." Thus begins a great classic of children's literature that we all remember as magical. What we tend to forget, because the tale of Peter Pan and Neverland has been so relentlessly boiled down, hashed up, and coated in saccharine, is that J.M. …

10217. Hope for the Flowers

Trina Paulus

Hope for the Flowers is an allegorical novel by Trina Paulus. It was first published in 1972 and reflects the idealism of the counterculture of the period. Often classed as a children's novel, it is a fable or parable "partly about life, partly about revolution and lots about …

10220. 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 …

10221. Soldier of the Mist

Gene Wolfe

Soldier of the Mist is an award-winning 1986 fantasy novel by Gene Wolfe published by Gollancz in the UK and then Tor Books in the US. It has two sequels: Soldier of Arete and Soldier of Sidon. Mist and Arete have been collected as Latro in the Mist.

10222. 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.

10223. 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 …

10224. Canticle

R. A. Salvatore

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

10225. Designated Targets

John Birmingham

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

10226. La Mare Au Diable

George Sand

The Devil’s Pool is one of a group of pastoral novels inspired by the countryside of Nohant in Berry, where George Sand grew up. These novels are simple stories of country life, in which Sand records local customs and manners, depicting a timeless idyll, unaffected by the …

10227. Candide

Voltaire

Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best; Candide: or, The Optimist; and Candide: or, Optimism. It …

10228. Just as Long as We're Together

Judy Blume

Just as Long as We're Together is a young adult novel written by Judy Blume and published in 1987. It is a companion book to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson. The novel is narrated by Stephanie 'Steph' Hirsch, who has several changes in her life happening at the same time. She is …

10229. La Jalousie

Alain Robbe-Grillet

La Jalousie is a 1957 novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet. The title of its English editions is Jealousy, but this fails to capture the ambiguity of the French title: "la jalousie" can be translated as "jealousy", but also as "the jalousie window". And the jealous husband in the novel …

10230. More Information Than You Require

John Hodgman

The New York Times bestseller by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman—The Daily Show's "Resident Expert" and the "PC" in the iconic Apple ads—picks up exactly where his first book left off. In fact, "the new volume is in every way a continuation of Areas of My …

10231. 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.

10235. Fair Play

Tove Jansson

Fair Play is a novel by Finnish author Tove Jansson, first published in 1989.

10236. Horus Rising

Dan Abnett

Black Library presents the Masterworks – a curated collection of novels celebrating the very best science fiction and fantasy set in the worlds of Warhammer. It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man has stretched out …

10238. Pornografia

Witold Gombrowicz

Pornografia is a 1960 novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz. The narrative revolves around two middle-aged Warsawian intellectuals, who during a trip to the countryside construct a scheme to make two teenagers fall in love.

10239. Rapunzel

Paul O. Zelinsky

Rapunzel is a book by Paul O. Zelinsky retelling the Grimm brothers' "Rapunzel" story. Released by Dutton Press, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1998. The story is a retelling of the original 1812 version, which leaves in details not present in …

10240. Maps for Lost Lovers

Nadeem Aslam

If Gabriel García Márquez had chosen to write about Pakistani immigrants in England, he might have produced a novel as beautiful and devastating as Maps for Lost Lovers. Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared. Like thousands of people all over England, they were lovers and living …

10241. Nerve

Dick Francis

Nerve is the second novel by British mystery novelist Dick Francis, published in 1964.

10242. Leonardo's Swans

Karen Essex

Leonardo’s Swans is an international bestseller by Karen Essex, published by Doubleday in 2006. The novel tells the story of the rivalry between the powerful Este sisters, Beatrice and Isabella, princesses of the House of Ferrara, as they competed for the attentions of both the …

10243. Myra Breckinridge

Gore Vidal

Myra Breckinridge is a 1968 satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary. Described by the critic Dennis Altman as "part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept the western world in the late 1960s and early 1970s," the …

10244. Hellblazer #41-46: Dangerous Habits

Garth Ennis

A volume of tales which follow the battle of John Constantine against lung cancer and the forces of hell.

10245. Samaritan

Richard Price

Samaritan is a novel by Richard Price, first published in 2003. It tells the story of a wealthy screenwriter who returns to his impoverished neighborhood in Dempsey, New Jersey, where he begins to help others. His motivations and their ramifications are explored. Throughout the …

10246. Lady Of The Forest

Jennifer Roberson

Lady of the Forest: A Novel of Sherwood is a 1992 historical fiction novel by American author Jennifer Roberson. A re-telling of the Robin Hood legend from the perspective of twelve characters associated with the legend, the story centers around English noblewoman Lady Marian …

10247. Star of Danger

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Star of Danger is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1965. Bradley states in "Author's Notes on Chronology" that in her view, Star of Danger occurs about thirty years after the events in The Spell Sword.

10248. The Spell Sword

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Spell Sword is a sword and planet novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in the Darkover series. The book was co-authored by Paul Edwin Zimmer, Bradley's brother, though he was not credited. The Spell Sword was first published in paperback by DAW in 1974 OCLC 156484864 and has been …

10249. The air-conditioned nightmare

Henry Miller

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is an autobiographical book written by Henry Miller and first published in 1945.

10250. The Girl She Used to Be

David Cristofano

In this "[i]ntense, romantic debut," a woman who has lost her identity to the Witness Protection Program flirts with trusting her life to the Mafioso hired to kill her (Publisher's Weekly). When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of …

10251. The Magic Faraway Tree

Enid Blyton

The Magic Faraway Tree is a children's novel by Enid Blyton, first published in 1943. It is the second book in the The Faraway Tree series of novels, in which Jo, Bessie and Fanny, the protagonists of the series, have their cousin Rick over to stay with them. They then introduce …

10252. Remembering Babylon

David Malouf

Remembering Babylon is a book by David Malouf written in 1993. It won the inaugural IMPAC Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. The novel covers themes of isolation, language, relationships, community and living on the edge. Its themes …

10253. Before She Met Me

Julian Barnes

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Graham Hendrick, an historian, has left his wife Barbara for the vivacious Ann, and is more than pleased with his new life. Until, that is, the day he discovers Ann's celluloid past as a mediocre film actress. Soon Graham is …

10254. Wittgenstein's Mistress

David Markson

Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson is a highly stylized, experimental novel in the tradition of Samuel Beckett. The novel is mainly a series of statements made in the first person; the protagonist is a woman named Kate who believes herself to be the last human on earth. …

10255. My Sister, My Love

Joyce Carol Oates

My Sister, My Love is a 2008 novel by Joyce Carol Oates, her 37th published novel. It reimagines the JonBenét Ramsey murder, with the ice-skating champion Bliss Rampike standing in for JonBenét, and is narrated by her surviving older brother, Skyler Rampike. The book received …

10257. Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right

Ann Coulter

Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right is a book by conservative columnist Ann Coulter criticizing "the left's hegemonic control of the news media". The book was a #1 New York Times best seller in 2002, holding the #1 spot for eight weeks.

10258. Andersonville

MacKinlay Kantor

Andersonville is a novel by MacKinlay Kantor concerning the Confederate prisoner of war camp, Andersonville prison, during the American Civil War. The novel was originally published in 1955, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year.

10259. Cradle

Arthur C. Clarke

Cradle is a 1988 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee. The major premise of Cradle is contact between a few humans from the Miami area in 1994 and the super robots of a damaged space ship submerged off the Florida coast. Telecommunication advances such as …

10260. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great …

Amity Shlaes

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression is a book by Amity Shlaes and published by HarperCollins in 2007. The book is a re-analysis of the events of the Great Depression, generally from a free-market perspective. The book criticizes Herbert Hoover and the …

10261. The Transit Of Venus

Shirley Hazzard

The Transit Of Venus is a novel written by Shirley Hazzard.

10262. Sacred and Profane

Regina Rawlinson

Sacred and Profane is a 1987 novel by Faye Kellerman. It is second in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. A Fawcett Crest Book published by Ballantine Books. Timeline: About six months after The Ritual Bath, starts Christmas Eve, Decker is 39. Place: Los Angeles and Yeshiva …

10263. Song of the Sparrow

Lisa Ann Sandell

Song of the Sparrow is a young adult novel by Lisa Ann Sandell, published in 2007. It is written completely in lyrical form. It is set during the Dark Ages in Britain and is a retelling of the story of The Lady of Shalott a figure from Arthurian legend.

10264. The Beggar Queen

Lloyd Alexander

The Beggar Queen is a fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, the concluding book of a series often called the Westmark trilogy. The series has been called "historical fantasy, set in a time much like our 18th century". Another review has called Westmark of the second volume "an …

10265. Exile's Gate

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Exile's Gate is a 1988 science fantasy novel written by C. J. Cherryh. It is the fourth of four books comprising The Morgaine Stories, chronicling the deeds of Morgaine, a woman consumed by a mission of the utmost importance, and her chance-met companion, Nhi Vanye i Chya. It is …

10266. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the …

Gary Taubes

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health is a 2007 book by science journalist Gary Taubes. Taubes argues that the last few decades of dietary advice promoting low-fat diets has been consistently incorrect. Taubes contends that …

10267. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

Marion Chesney

The Potted Gardener is the Third Agatha Raisin mystery novel by Marion Chesney under her pseudonym M. C. Beaton.

10269. Intervention: A Root Tale to the Galactic Milieu and …

Julian May

Intervention: A Root Tale to the Galactic Milieu and a Vinculum between it and The Saga of Pliocene Exile is a book published in 1987 that was written by Julian May.

10270. Dark Possession

Christine Feehan

Dark Possession is a paranormal/suspense novel written by American author Christine Feehan. Published in 2004, it is the 18th book in her Dark Series.

10271. Rainbow High

Alex Sanchez

Rainbow High is the second novel in a trilogy by Alex Sanchez, focusing on the issues gay and questioning youth face as they come of age. This book is the sequel to Rainbow Boys and followed by Rainbow Road.

10272. Bad Land: An American Romance

Jonathan Raban

Bad Land: An American Romance is a travelogue of Jonathan Raban's research, over a two-year period, into the settlement of southeastern Montana in the early 20th century. The focus of the book is on the least-populated and least-known area of the United States - the badland area …

10273. Winterfair Gifts

Lois McMaster Bujold

Winterfair Gifts is a written work by Lois McMaster Bujold.

10274. The Ambassador's Mission

Trudi Canavan

The Ambassador's Mission is a fantasy novel that was released on May 6, 2010 in hardback by author Trudi Canavan. It forms part of her Kyralia series and acts as a sequel to The Black Magician Trilogy and the first novel of The Traitor Spy Trilogy. The Ambassador's Mission …

10276. Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the …

Ellen Levine

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad is a book written by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

10277. Virals

Kathy Reichs

Virals is the first novel in the Virals series of novels for young adults written by the American forensic anthropologist and crime writer, Kathy Reichs and her son Brendan Reichs, featuring Tory Brennan, great-niece of Temperance Brennan. It is the first of Reichs's novels to …

10278. The Blue Djinn of Babylon

Philip Kerr

The Blue Djinn of Babylon is a novel by P.B. Kerr which tells the second chapter of John and Philippa Gaunt and their adventures as djinn. It is the second book of the Children of the Lamp series. The book earned a place on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's …

10279. Firebird

Mercedes Lackey

Firebird, is a 1996 fantasy novel, by American author Mercedes Lackey. It is a retelling of The Golden Bird and The Firebird.

10280. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

10281. 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 …

10282. The Paladin of the Night

Margaret Weis

The Paladin of the Night is a book published in 1989 that was written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

10283. The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner

The Pursuit of Happyness is a book written by Christopher Gardner.

10284. Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

George Will

Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball is a New York Times best-selling 1990 book about baseball. It was written by American Pulitzer Prize–winning author George Will, and published by Macmillan Publishers. The book focuses on four successful Major League Baseball figures, three of …

10287. Norwegian Folktales

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

Norwegian Folktales is a collection of Norwegian folktales and legends by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. It is also known as Asbjørnsen and Moe, after the collectors.

10288. Dragon's Bait

Vivian Vande Velde

Fifteen-year-old Alys is not a witch. But that doesn't matter--the villagers think she is and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice to the local dragon.It's late, it's cold, and it's raining, and Alys can think of only one thing--revenge. But first she's got to …

10289. The Dreaming Jewels

Theodore Sturgeon

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Life Achievement Awards "One of the masters of modern science fiction."—The Washington Post Book World Eight-year-old Horty Bluett has never known love. His adoptive parents are violent; his classmates are cruel. So he runs away …

10290. A Summons to Memphis

Peter Taylor

One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee.During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book …

10291. Magic for Marigold

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Magic for Marigold is a novel written by L. M. Montgomery. It is an expansion of 4 linked short stories Montgomery wrote and originally published in 1925.

10292. Smart Women

Judy Blume

Smart Women is a 1983 novel by Judy Blume that tells the story of a divorcee who falls for her friend's ex-husband.

10293. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

Stephen King

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction published by Night Shade Books in January 2008, edited by John Joseph Adams. The anthology includes 22 stories, plus an introduction by the editor. According to the anthology's official web site, …

10294. The Camomile Lawn

Mary Wesley

A vivid picture of wartime London and Cornwall through the eyes of five cousins.Behind the large house, the fragrant camomile lawn stretches down to the Cornish cliffs. Here, in the dizzying heat of August 1939, five cousins have gathered at their aunt’s house for their annual …

10295. Adam

Ted Dekker

It takes an obsessive mind to know one. And Daniel Clark knows the elusive killer he's been stalking. He's devoted every waking minute as a profiler to find the serial killer known only as Eve. He's pored over the crime scenes of sixteen young women who died mysterious deaths, …

10296. The Law of Nines

Terry Goodkind

The Law of Nines is a thriller/speculative fiction novel by American author Terry Goodkind. The book was released on August 18, 2009. It debuted at #10 on the Times bestseller list. The book, though at essence a thriller, contains numerous fantasy or science fiction elements and …

10297. Angels and Visitations

Neil Gaiman

Angels and Visitations is a collection of short fiction and nonfiction by Neil Gaiman. It was first published in the US in 1993 by DreamHaven Books. It is illustrated by Steve Bissette, Randy Broecker, Dave McKean, P. Craig Russell, Jill Carla Schwarz, Bill Sienkiewicz, Charles …

10298. Group Portrait With Lady

Heinrich Böll

Group Portrait with Lady is a novel by Nobel Prize winning author Heinrich Böll, published in 1971. The novel centers around a woman named Leni, and her friends, foes, lovers, employers and others and in the end tells the stories of all these people in a small city in western …

10299. Flight Of The Intruder

Stephen Coonts

Flight of the Intruder is a novel written by Stephen Coonts in 1986 telling the stories of United States Navy aviators flying the A-6 Intruder – a two-man, all-weather, aircraft carrier based strike aircraft on missions during the Vietnam War. The main character is Jake "Cool …

10300. Oath of Swords

David Weber

Oath of Swords is the first novel in the War God fantasy series by American author David Weber. It follows the adventures of Bahzell Bahnakson and his friend Brandark; the format is a swords-and-sorcery land with dwarves, elves, humans, hradani—the Four Races. There is a …

10301. Another World

Pat Barker

Another World is a novel by Pat Barker, published in 1998. The novel concerns Geordie a 101 year-old Somme veteran in the last days before his death.

10303. Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length …

10304. The Cat Who Came for Christmas

Cleveland Amory

The Cat Who Came for Christmas is the first book in a cat trilogy written by Cleveland Amory, an American author who wrote extensively about animal rights. In this book Amory recounts his rescue and adoption of Polar Bear, a cat he featured in several more books. It was first …

10305. A Place of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel

A Place of Greater Safety is a 1992 novel by Hilary Mantel. It concerns the events of the French Revolution, focusing on the lives of Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins, and Maximilien Robespierre from their childhood through the execution of the Dantonists, and also featuring …

10306. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

Eric Nylund

The Spartan-II program has gone public. Tales of super-soldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend. But just how many Spartans are left? While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their …

10307. Strawberry Girl

Lois Lenski

Strawberry Girl is a Newbery medal winning novel written and illustrated by Lois Lenski. First published in 1945, this realistic fiction children's book, set among the "Crackers" of rural Florida, is one in Lenski's series of regional novels.

10308. Gloriana

Michael Moorcock

Gloriana, or The Unfulfill'd Queen is an award-winning work of literary fantasy by British novelist Michael Moorcock. It was first published in 1978 and has remained in print ever since.

10309. King of The Shadows

Susan Cooper

King of Shadows is a children's historical novel by Susan Cooper published in 1999 by Penguin. In the United Kingdom, it was a finalist for both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

10312. The Devil's Company

David Liss

The Devil's Company is a historical-mystery-thriller novel by David Liss, set in 18th century London. It is the third of three novels containing the memoir of the fictional Benjamin Weaver, a retired bare-knuckle boxer, now a "thief-taker". Weaver's "memoir" began with Liss' …

10314. Definitely Maybe

Arkadi Strugatski

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

10316. On Certainty

Ludwig Wittgenstein

On Certainty is a philosophical book composed from the notes written by Ludwig Wittgenstein just prior to his death. Some of the notes were left at the home of G. E. M. Anscombe, who later compiled the notes into a book. The book's concerns are largely epistemological, its main …

10317. Love in the Ruins

Walker Percy

Love in the Ruins is a novel of speculative or science fiction by author Walker Percy from 1971. It follows its main character, Dr Thomas More, namesake and descendant of Sir Thomas More, a psychiatrist in a small town in Louisiana called Paradise. Over time, the US has become …

10318. 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 …

10319. Mexico

James A. Michener

Mexico is a novel by James A. Michener published in 1992. The main action of Mexico takes place in Mexico over a three-day period in the fictional city of Toledo in 1961. The occasion is the annual bullfighting festival, at which two matadors — one an acclaimed hero of the …

10322. Animal's People

Indra Sinha

Animal's People is a novel by Indra Sinha. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize and is the Winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best Book From Europe & South Asia. Sinha's narrator is a 19-year-old orphan of Khaufpur, born a few days before the 1984 …

10323. In His Steps

Charles Sheldon

In His Steps is a best-selling religious fiction novel written by Charles Monroe Sheldon. First published in 1896, the book has sold more than 30,000,000 copies, and ranks as one of the best-selling books of all time. The full title of the book is In His Steps: What Would Jesus …

10324. The Front Runner

Patricia Nell Warren

The Front Runner is a 1974 novel by Patricia Nell Warren. The book, considered by some as a classic example of LGBT literature of the period, is a love story exploring issues relating to homosexuals in American sports. The novel is: Dedicated to all the athletes who have fought …

10325. The Story of the Night

Colm Toibin

The Story of the Night is a novel by Irish novelist Colm Tóibín, set in Argentina in the 1980s where the main character, Richard, was born. Son of a British mother and a dead father, he must come to terms with the hidden story of his two countries now at war and his sexuality as …

10326. Resolution

Robert B. Parker

Resolution is a 2008 Western novel by Robert B. Parker. It is a sequel to the 2005 novel, Appaloosa. It was followed in 2009 by Brimstone.

10327. A Free Man of Color

Barbara Hambly

A Free Man of Color is a book published in 1997 and written by Barbara Hambly.

10328. Two Treatises of Government

John Locke

Two Treatises of Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for …

10330. I Am Legend

Richard Matheson

I Am Legend is a 1954 horror fiction novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development of the zombie genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease. The novel was a success and was adapted to film as The Last Man on …

10331. The Chessmen of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Impetuous and headstrong is Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter. Tara meets Prince Gahan of Gathol, and is initially unimpressed, viewing him as something of a popinjay. Later she takes her flier into a storm and loses control of the craft, and the storm carries …

10332. The Right to Write

Julia Cameron

The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life, by Julia Cameron is a non-fiction book written in first-person point of view about the creative process. This book can be meant for anyone who has an interest in writing and for existing writers who might …

10333. 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 …

10335. The Dead of Jericho

Colin Dexter

The Dead of Jericho is a work of English detective fiction by Colin Dexter, the fifth novel of the Inspector Morse series, which was subsequently the first of a highly successful series of television adaptations of the novels.

10337. 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 …

10338. Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

Simon Blackburn

Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy is a 1999 book by Simon Blackburn, intended to serve as an introduction to philosophy.

10339. Millicent Min, Girl Genius

Lisa Yee

Millicent Min, Girl Genius is a 2003 children's novel by Lisa Yee. The author's first published book, it is about a girl genius named Millicent Min who attends high school in the fictional town of Rancho Rosetta, California. This young girl has a lot of trouble in her social …

10340. Pigs Have Wings

P. G. Wodehouse

Pigs Have Wings is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared as a serial in Collier's Weekly between 16 August and 20 September 1952. It was first published as a book in the United States on 16 October 1952 by Doubleday & Company, New York, and in the United Kingdom …

10341. Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang

Ian Fleming

Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car is a children's novel written by Ian Fleming for his son Caspar, with illustrations by John Burningham. It was initially published in three volumes, the first of which was released on 22 October 1964 by Jonathan Cape in London. Fleming, …

10345. Exodus

Julie Bertagna

Exodus is a science fiction novel written for teens to young adults by Julie Bertagna, published in August 2002. The story is set on an island faced with the problem of a rising sea level, caused by melting ice caps and other forms of global warming. Mara must think of a way to …

10346. Sisters

Danielle Steel

Sisters is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Random House in February 2007. The book is Steel's seventy-first novel.

10347. Rebekah

Orson Scott Card

Rebekah is the second novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.

10348. The Speed of Light

Javier Cercas

The Speed of Light is a book written by Javier Cercas.

10349. Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Robert Nozick

Anarchy, State, and Utopia is a 1974 book by the American political philosopher Robert Nozick. It won the 1975 U.S. National Book Award in category Philosophy and Religion, has been translated into 11 languages, and was named one of the "100 most influential books since the war" …

10350. Nathan the Wise; A Dramatic Poem in Five Acts

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Nathan the Wise is a play published in 1779. It is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing's lifetime,

10351. 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 …

10352. Destination: Void

Frank Herbert

Destination: Void is a science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, the first set in the Destination: Void universe. It first appeared in Galaxy Magazine in August 1965, under the title Do I Wake or Dream?, but was published as Destination: Void, in book form the …

10353. Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould

"There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."―Martin Gardner Among scientists who write, no one illuminates as well as Stephen Jay Gould doesthe wonderful workings of the …

10355. Fire Star

Chris d'Lacey

Fire Star is a 2005 novel by an English author, Chris D'Lacey. It is the sequel to his 2003 novel Icefire, and is followed by The Fire Eternal, which came out in September 2007.

10356. Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Grimus is a 1975 fantasy and science fiction novel by Salman Rushdie. It was his literary debut. The story loosely follows Flapping Eagle, a young Indian who receives the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. After drinking the fluid, Flapping Eagle wanders the earth …

10357. The Judas Goat

Robert B. Parker

The Judas Goat is the fifth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1978.

10358. 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.

10359. 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 …

10360. R Is for Rocket

Ray Bradbury

R Is for Rocket is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury, compiled for Young Adult library sections. It contains fifteen stories from earlier Bradbury collections, and two previously uncollected stories.

10361. Troy: Shield of Thunder

David Gemmell

Troy: Shield of Thunder is a 2006 novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming the second part of his Troy Series trilogy. This novel was released posthumously in September 2006, following Gemmell's death in July of the same year. Backcover blurb: The war of Troy is …

10362. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

M. G. Vassanji

Vikram Lall comes of age in 1950s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply …

10365. The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Joseph Roth

The Legend of the Holy Drinker is a 1939 novella by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth, published posthumously by Allert de Lange Verlag in Amsterdam. It tells a story about an alcohol addict, Andreas, who wants to return money he has borrowed, but fails because he spends all of …

10366. The Machine's Child

Kage Baker

The Machine's Child is a science fiction novel by Kage Baker. It is the seventh book in the series concerning the exploits of Dr. Zeus Inc., otherwise known as The Company.

10367. Everything Matters!

Ron Currie Jr.

"Startlingly talented . . . he survives the inevitable, apt comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and writes in a tenderly mordant voice all his own." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times In this novel rich in character, Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball …

10371. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Peter Handke

The first of Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the…breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's The Stranger" (Richard Locke, The New York Times). The self-destruction of a …

10374. Tales of Pirx the Pilot

Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem's Tales of Pirx the Pilot published in Latvia in 1966, Poland in 1968, and translated to English in two parts in 1979 and 1982, is a series of short stories about a spaceship pilot named Pirx. They are some of the best known works of Lem, having been added to the …

10375. Fences and windows

Naomi Klein

Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate is a 2002 book by Canadian journalist Naomi Klein and editor Debra Ann Levy. The book is a collection of newspaper articles, mostly from The Globe and Mail, with a few magazine articles from The …

10376. Math Curse

Jon Scieszka

Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything …

10377. Madam Secretary

Madeleine Albright

Madam Secretary: A Memoir is the autobiography of United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, published in 2003. It covers both her life and the eight years she spent in the Clinton administration, first as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and then as head …

10379. The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

The Cat Who Went to Heaven is a 1930 novel by Elizabeth Coatsworth that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1931. The story is set in ancient Japan, and is about a penniless artist and a calico cat his housekeeper brings home. The storyline …

10380. The Mark of the Assassin

Daniel Silva

The Mark of the Assassin is a 1998 spy fiction novel by Daniel Silva.

10384. The Tenth Justice

Brad Meltzer

The Tenth is Brad Meltzer's first novel. Brad wrote the book when he was 26, a recent graduate of Columbia Law School. It centers on a Supreme Court clerk who leaks the Court's ruling to another lawyer. The lawyer is a fraud who blackmails the clerk. The lawyer and his friends …

10386. The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad

"The Secret Sharer" is a short story by Joseph Conrad written in 1909, first published in Harper's Magazine in 1910, and as a book in the short-story collection Twixt Land and Sea. The story was filmed as a segment of the 1952 film Face to Face. The Secret Sharer was adapted to …

10387. Sopa De Piedras (Stone Soup)

Marcia Brown

Clever soldiers outwit greedy townspeople with the creation of a special soup in this cherished classic, a Caldecott Honor book.First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry …

10388. West from Home

Laura Ingalls Wilder

West From Home is the last original Little House book by American author Laura Ingalls Wilder to be published, although the material was written before Little House in the Big Woods. The book consists of Wilder's letters to her husband Almanzo Wilder during her visit to their …

10391. Lyddie

Katherine Paterson

Lyddie is a 1991 novel by Katherine Paterson. Set in the 19th century, this is a story of determination and personal growth. When thirteen-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way …

10392. Beyond the Chocolate War

Robert Cormier

Beyond the Chocolate War is the sequel to the award-winning book The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. The sequel received an Honor List citation from the Horn Book Magazine in 1986.

10393. The Shadow Matrix

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Shadow Matrix is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Adrienne Martine-Barnes in the Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1996. Since the book involves time travel, it falls in both the Darkover time periods that the author …

10394. Geis of the Gargoyle

Piers Anthony

Geis of the Gargoyle is the eighteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

10395. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Eric Newby

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is a 1958 book by the English travel writer Eric Newby. It is an autobiographical account of his adventures in the Hindu Kush, around the Nuristan mountains of Afghanistan, ostensibly to make the first mountaineering ascent of Mir Samir. It has …

10396. The Ragwitch

Garth Nix

The Ragwitch is a young adult horror/fantasy novel written by Garth Nix. The book was first published in 1990 by Pan Macmillan. It was again published in 1995 by Tor Books and first published in Great Britain in 2005 by HarperCollins.

10398. A Gift of Dragons

Anne McCaffrey

A Gift Of Dragons is a 2002 collection of short fiction by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. All four stories are set on the fictional planet Pern; the book is one of two collections in the science fiction series Dragonriders of Pern by Anne and her son Todd McCaffrey.

10400. Some Tame Gazelle

Barbara Pym

Some Tame Gazelle is Barbara Pym's first novel, originally published in 1950. It is considered a remarkable first novel, because of the way in which the youthful Pym - who began the book while a student at Oxford before the Second World War - imagined herself into the situation …



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