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.

10201. 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. …

10202. Winterfair Gifts

Lois McMaster Bujold

Winterfair Gifts is a written work by Lois McMaster Bujold.

10206. 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 …

10209. Europe Central

William T. Vollmann

A daring literary masterpiece and winner of the National Book Award. Watch for Vollmann’s new work of nonfiction, No Immediate Danger, coming in April of 2018In this magnificent work of fiction, acclaimed author William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye on the authoritarian …

10211. 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.

10212. 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.

10219. 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 …

10220. 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.

10221. 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.

10222. 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.

10223. 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 …

10227. 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.

10228. 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 …

10239. 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 …

10240. 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.

10241. 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 …

10242. 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 …

10243. 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 …

10244. 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 …

10248. 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.

10249. Before She Met Me

Julian Barnes

Before She Met Me is a novel by English writer Julian Barnes, first published in 1982 by Jonathan Cape. It is a black comedy which scrutinizes the awakening of sexual jealousy in a dull and otherwise sensible college lecturer.

10250. 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 …

10251. 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.

10254. 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 …

10257. 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 …

10259. 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 …

10262. Ports of Call

Amin Maalouf

Ossyane, a young Lebanese man and his Jewish wife Clara return to live in Haifa after World War II. Just as war breaks out in the new-born state of Israel, Ossayne is forced to go to Beirut. The border with Israel closes behind him and he becomes separated from his wife with …

10266. 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, …

10267. 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 …

10268. 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 …

10270. 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 …

10271. 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 …

10272. Woodcutters

Thomas Bernhard

This controversial portrayal of Viennese artistic circles begins as the writer-narrator arrives at an 'artistic dinner' given by a composer and his society wife—a couple that the writer once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, an actor from the Burgtheater, is …

10273. 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 …

10274. 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.

10276. 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 …

10278. 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' …

10279. 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. …

10280. 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 …

10281. 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 …

10282. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

Eric Nylund

Halo: Ghosts of Onyx is a military science fiction novel by Eric Nylund, based on the Halo series of video games. The book was released in October 2006 and is the fourth Halo novel; Nylund's third contribution to the series. Onyx was also the first of three Halo novels to be …

10283. 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.

10284. 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, …

10285. 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.

10286. 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.

10289. Ship of Fools

Alain Brion

Ship of Fools is a science fiction novel by Richard Paul Russo. First published in 2001, it won the Philip K. Dick Award for that year. The novel has been rereleased by Orbit Books under the name Unto Leviathan.

10290. Definitely Maybe

Аркадий Стругацкий

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

10291. 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 …

10292. 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 …

10293. 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 …

10294. 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 …

10295. 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 …

10296. A Free Man of Color

Barbara Hambly

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

10297. 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 …

10298. 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 …

10299. The Chessmen of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Chessmen of Mars is part of the Martian series, also known as the Barsoom series, written and published by Edgar Rice Burroughs between 1912 and 1942. Considered by many to be the best piece in the series, The Chessmen of Mars blends eventfulness with grotesque elements, …

10300. 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 …

10302. 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, …

10304. 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.

10305. 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 …

10306. 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 …

10307. 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, …

10308. 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 …

10309. 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.

10310. Rebekah

Orson Scott Card

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

10311. 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" …

10312. 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 …

10313. 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 …

10315. 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 …

10317. The Judas Goat

Robert B. Parker

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

10318. 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.

10319. 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.

10320. The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner

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

10321. 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 …

10322. 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 …

10324. 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.

10327. 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, …

10328. 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 …

10329. 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 …

10330. 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.

10332. 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 …

10333. 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 …

10334. 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.

10336. 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.

10337. 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 …

10339. 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.

10341. Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

Stefan Zweig

Following the death of her husband, a middle-aged Englishwoman travels through Europe to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening during her stay at the French Riviera, while enjoying the atmosphere of the Monte Carlo Casino, she becomes mesmerized by the obsessive gambling of …

10342. Slow burn

Julie Garwood

Every fire begins with a little heat–and in Slow Burn, bestselling author Julie Garwood provides the spark, skillfully blending pulse-pounding action, intense emotion, and characters with grit and heart. The result is an electrifying novel of romantic suspense that will have …

10343. 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.

10344. 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 …

10345. Godless

Ann Coulter

Godless: The Church of Liberalism is a book by best-selling author and conservative columnist Ann Coulter, published in 2006. The book is an argument against American liberalism, which Coulter regards as so anti-scientific and faith-based that it amounts to a "primitive …

10346. 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 …

10347. 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 …

10348. The Kiss Murder

Mehmet Murat Somer

The Kiss Murder is a book published in 2003 that was written by Mehmet Murat Somer.

10349. 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 …

10351. Wasteland

Francesca Lia Block

Wasteland is a novel written by Francesca Lia Block and published in 2003. The plot details teenager Marina's reaction to her brother's suicide. Through flashbacks, it becomes clear that the siblings had developed a physical attraction and were deeply troubled by their feelings …

10352. The Sherwood Ring

Elizabeth Marie Pope

The Sherwood Ring is a 1958 young adult novel by Elizabeth Marie Pope. The story of Peggy Grahame, and how she is forced to relocate to her uncle's estate when she is orphaned. Along the way she meets the ghosts of many characters from the Revolutionary Period.

10353. Hammerhead Ranch Motel

Tim Dorsey

Hammerhead Ranch Motel is a novel by Tim Dorsey published in 2000. It continues the story, started in Florida Roadkill, of blithe psychopath Serge A. Storms and his pursuit of five million dollars in cash hidden in the trunk of a car. The book is non-linear, with some scenes …

10354. 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 …

10355. The Speed of Light

Javier Cercas

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

10357. A Quantum Murder

Peter F. Hamilton

A Quantum Murder is a novel by Peter F. Hamilton. It is the second book in the Greg Mandel trilogy, between Mindstar Rising and The Nano Flower.

10358. A Fortunate Life

A. B. Facey

A Fortunate Life is an autobiography by Albert Facey published in 1981, nine months before his death. It chronicles his early life in Western Australia, his experiences as a private during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I and his return to civilian life after the war. It …

10359. Ratking

Michael Dibdin

Ratking is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the first book in the popular Aurelio Zen series, introducing readers to the commissario's morally shady world. On publication it won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for fiction.

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 …

10363. The Origins of Totalitarianism

Arendt

The Origins of Totalitarianism, by Hannah Arendt, describes and analyzes Nazism and Stalinism, the major totalitarian political movements of the 20th century. The original title of the book was The Burden of Our Times, which was published in Britain as The Burden of Our Time.

10364. The Paladin

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Paladin is a 1988 fantasy novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was published by Baen Books and was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 1989. The book features no actual magic or supernatural occurrences, and as such it can be …

10365. Pilgrim

Sara Douglass

Pilgrim is the 1998 fantasy novel by Australian author Sara Douglass. It was first published in Australia as the second part of the "Wayfarer Redemption" series, then republished in the US and most of Europe as the fifth book of the Wayfarer Redemption sextet.

10366. The Next 100 Years

George Friedman

The Next 100 Years is a 2009 book by George Friedman. In the book, Friedman attempts to predict the major geopolitical events and trends of the 21st century. Friedman also speculates in the book on changes in technology and culture that may take place during this period.

10367. The skin I'm in

Sharon Flake

The Skin I'm In is a realistic fiction novel written by Sharon G. Flake. It was published by Hyperion Books on January 3, 2000. It depicts the story of seventh grader Maleeka Madison who has low self-esteem because of her dark skin color. Thirteen-year-old Maleeka Madison is …

10368. 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 …

10369. Tears of a Tiger

Sharon Draper

Tears of a Tiger is a fiction novel written by Sharon M. Draper. It was first published by Atheneum in 1994, and later on February 1, 1996 by Simon Pulse, and is part of the Hazelwood Trilogy. It depicts the story of a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Andy, who …

10370. iCon: Steve Jobs

Jeffrey Young

iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business is an unauthorized biography by Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon about the return of Steve Jobs to Apple Inc in 1997. It was published in 2005. The book's title is a double entendre with one connotation …

10372. 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 …

10373. 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 …

10375. The Mark of the Assassin

Daniel Silva

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

10376. The House in the Night

Susan Marie Swanson

A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the moon—this timeless book illuminates a …

10377. How to Survive a Robot Uprising

Daniel H. Wilson

How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and then deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous "smart" house, or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies? In this dryly hilarious survival guide, roboticist Daniel H. Wilson teaches …

10378. 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 …

10379. The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea is a 1951 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. It follows the lives of a group of Royal Navy sailors fighting the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. It contains seven chapters, each describing a year during the war. The novel, based on the author's experience of …

10380. 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 …

10381. There Will Be Dragons

John Ringo

There Will Be Dragons is a book published in 2003 that was written by John Ringo.

10382. Respected sir

Naguib Mahfouz

Despite his humble origins, Othman Bayumi dreams of holding the position of Director General of the governmental department where he works as an archives clerk, an impossible dream that supercedes all other interests or people in his life

10383. Was

Geoff Ryman

Was is a WFA nominated 1992 novel by American author Geoff Ryman, focusing on themes by L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and the musical film version. Ranging across time and space from the 1860s Kansas to the late 1980s California The concept of WAS is an adult …

10384. 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 …

10385. 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.

10387. A Sight for Sore Eyes

Ruth Rendell

A Sight For Sore Eyes is a psychological thriller by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell.

10388. 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.

10389. When the Sacred Ginmill Closes

Lawrence Block

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes is a Matthew Scudder novel, written by Lawrence Block. Based on the short story "By the Dawn's Early Light", and published four years after Eight Million Ways to Die, this novel resurrected Block's interest in the character and led to his writing …

10390. 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 …

10391. 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 …

10392. Treason Keep

Jennifer Fallon

Treason Keep is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the second in a trilogy titled The Demon Child; the other two are Medalon and Harshini.

10393. Macroscope

Piers Anthony

Macroscope is a novel by science fiction and fantasy author Piers Anthony. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1970. Macroscope was first published in 1969 and in some respects reflects the idealistic values of that time. The plot involves, among other things, …

10395. 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 …

10396. Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes

Weis & Hickman

Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes is an anthology of fantasy stories published by TSR, Inc. in 1987. It was published under the Dragonlance brand name and is set in that brand's fictional world of Krynn. It is the eighth Dragonlance novel to be published, and the second book in …

10397. Geis of the Gargoyle

Piers Anthony

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

10398. 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 …

10399. 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.



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