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.

10401. 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 …

10402. 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 …

10403. 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 …

10404. Phenomenology of Perception (International Library …

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Phenomenology of Perception is a 1945 book by French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The work established Merleau-Ponty as the pre-eminent philosopher of the body. First published in English translation in 1962, a new English translation was published in 2013.

10405. There Will Be Dragons

John Ringo

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

10407. 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 …

10408. Moonseed

Stephen Baxter

Moonseed is a 1998 science fiction novel by author Stephen Baxter.

10409. 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 …

10411. 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.

10412. A Sight for Sore Eyes

Ruth Rendell

Nobody does North London squalor better than Ruth Rendell. Describing in vivid detail the cultural sewer in which a monster named Teddy Brex grows up, she uses hideous furniture, slovenly housekeeping habits, even his mother's diet while pregnant to root us in the setting's …

10413. Touched with fire

Kay Redfield Jamison

Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament is a book by the American psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison examining the relationship between bipolar disorder and artistic creativity. It contains extensive case studies of historic writers, artists, and …

10414. 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 …

10415. 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 …

10416. 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.

10417. 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 …

10418. Hell to Pay

George Pelecanos

Hell to Pay is a 2002 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigator Derek Strange and his partner Terry Quinn. It is the second novel to involve the characters and is preceded by Right as Rain and followed by Soul Circus and Hard …

10419. 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 …

10420. 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 …

10422. The Naked God

Peter F. Hamilton

The Naked God is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the third book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy, following on from The Reality Dysfunction and The Neutronium Alchemist. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 8 October 1999. This was the …

10423. The Calder Game

Blue Balliett

· The Calder Game is a children's novel written by Blue Balliett and illustrated by Brett Helquist, published in 2008. It is the sequel to The Wright 3. Some underlying themes include the art of Alexander Calder, pentominoes, and the freedom of public art.

10425. 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 …

10426. 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.

10427. 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 …

10429. 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 …

10430. The Mark of the Assassin

Daniel Silva

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

10434. The sand child

Tahar Ben Jelloun

In this lyrical, hallucinatory novel set in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun offers an imaginative and radical critique of contemporary Arab social customs and Islamic law. The Sand Child tells the story of a Moroccan father's effort to thwart the consequences of Islam's inheritance …

10437. War and peace. Volume 1

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 …

10439. Z33 - Asterix and the Falling Sky (Asterix)

Albert Uderzo

Asterix and the Falling Sky is the thirty-third volume of the Asterix comic book series, by Albert Uderzo. It was released on October 14, 2005. The album is explained by Uderzo as a tribute to Walt Disney, who inspired him to become an artist. It is generally disliked by fans, …

10440. 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 …

10441. Southern Seas

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

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

10442. 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.

10443. 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 …

10445. 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 …

10446. 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.

10447. 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 …

10448. Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

Ruth Rendell

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is a psychological thriller novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell.

10449. 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, …

10450. Class Trip

Emmanuel Carrère

Two harrowing tales of pyschological suspense -- hailed as "stunning" (John Updike) -- from the mathematician of horrorTwo by Carrere brings together the greatest works of Emmanuel Carrere, "the Stephen King of France" (Mirabella), two novels that are at once gripping suspense …

10451. 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 …

10452. 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 …

10453. 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.

10455. 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 …

10457. 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 …

10458. 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 …

10459. 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 …

10462. Soldiers Live

Glen Cook

Soldiers Live is the ninth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The series combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, through roughly forty years of its approximately four hundred year history.

10463. 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 …

10464. 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 …

10465. 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.

10466. Art

Yasmina Reza

‍ '​Art‍ '​ is a French-language play by Yasmina Reza that premiered on 28 October 1994 at Comédie des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The English-language adaptation, translated by Christopher Hampton, opened in London's West End on 15 October 1996, starring Albert Finney, Tom …

10467. 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.

10468. Irisches Tagebuch

Heinrich Böll

In IRISH JOURNAL, Heinrich Boll the celebrated novelist becomes Heinrich Boll the relatively obscure traveler, touring Ireland in the mid-1950s with his wife and children. While time may stand still in Irish pubs, Boll does not, and his descriptions of his various travels …

10469. Zadig

Voltaire

Zadig ou la Destinée is a famous novel and work of philosophical fiction written by Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are …

10470. 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 …

10471. 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.

10472. The Summoner

Gail Z. Martin

The Summoner is a 2007 fantasy novel by Gail Z. Martin. It is the first in the Chronicles of the Necromancer series. The story follows Prince Martris Drayke and his companions on a quest to take back their kingdom after it is seized by Tris's older brother. With so few allies at …

10473. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Sigmund Freud

While Sigmund Freud is best known for being the father of psychoanalysis and his contributions to the field, he has also written other works that may be a bit less scientific and more accessible to the public. One such book is The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, a work that …

10474. Blueberry Girl

Neil Gaiman

This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . . A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl …

10475. Finding Violet Park

Jenny Valentine

Finding Violet Park, or Me, the Missing, and the Dead in the U.S., is a young adult novel by Jenny Valentine, published by HarperCollins in 2007. It is about a fatherless teenage boy, Lucas Swain, who finds an urn containing the ashes of the titular Violet Park abandoned in a …

10476. The raven and other poems

Edgar Allan Poe

"With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion."-Edgar Allan Poe. Containing such famous works as "The Raven", "Lenore", "Annabel Lee", and "To Helen", this complete collection of poetry by Edgar Allan Poe encapsulates the career of one of the best-known and most read …

10477. Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret …

James Bamford

A no-holds-barred examination of the National Security Agency packed with startling secrets about its past, newsbreaking revelations about its present-day activities, and chilling predictions about its future powers and reach. The NSA is the largest, most secretive, and most …

10478. New Grub Street

George Gissing

In New Grub Street George Gissing re-created a microcosm of London's literary society as he had experienced it. His novel is at once a major social document and a story that draws us irresistibly into the twilit world of Edwin Reardon, a struggling novelist, and his friends and …

10479. Reflections in a Golden Eye

Carson McCullers

A new trade paperback edition of McCullers' second novel, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, immortalized by the 1967 film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, and John Houston. Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS tells the story of Captain Penderton, a …

10481. The King's General

Daphne du Maurier

"Daphne du Maurier is a magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic." --Good Housekeeping Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following …

10482. The Apocalypse Watch

Robert Ludlum

American agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortresslike mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organization that was born in the days after the fall of the Third Reich. But on the eve of his most spectacular success, after three years in deep cover, …

10483. A Stir of Echoes

Richard Matheson

A Stir of Echoes is a 1958 novel by Richard Matheson that served as the inspiration for the 1999 film, Stir of Echoes.

10484. The Quickening Maze

Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze is a 2009 novel by British poet and novelist Adam Foulds.

10485. The Fort at River's Bend

Jack Whyte

The Fort at River's Bend is a 1997 historical novel by Canadian novelist Jack Whyte. Originally part of a single book, The Sorcerer, it was split for publishing purposes. The book encompasses the beginning of Arthur's education at a long abandoned Roman fort, where he is taught …

10486. The hiding place

Trezza Azzopardi

The Hiding Place was the debut novel of Trezza Azzopardi, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000. It tells the story of the six daughters of a Maltese family growing up in Cardiff through the eyes of the youngest, Dolores Gauci. She describes her childhood life

10487. Mary Reilly

Valerie Martin

Mary Reilly is a 1990 parallel novel by American writer Valerie Martin. It is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1990 and the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in …

10488. The History Man

Malcolm Bradbury

The History Man is a campus novel by the British author Malcolm Bradbury set in 1972 in the fictional seaside town of Watermouth in the South of England. Watermouth bears some resemblance to Brighton. For example, there is a frequent and fast train service to London.

10489. If Morning Ever Comes

Anne Tyler

If Morning Ever Comes is American author Anne Tyler's first novel, published when she was only 22. Set in Sandhill, North Carolina, it focuses on Ben Joe Hawkes, a self-proclaimed worrier who finds himself responsible for taking care of his mother and six sisters after his …

10491. Who Do You Think You Are?

Alice Munro

Who Do You Think You Are? is a book of short stories by Alice Munro, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, published by Macmillan of Canada in 1978. It won the 1978 Governor General's Award for English Fiction, her second win of that prize. Outside of Canada, the book …

10492. Kiss Me, Judas

Will Christopher Baer

Kiss Me, Judas is a 1998 neo-noir novel by the American author Will Christopher Baer. The book was first published on October 1, 1998, through Viking Press and follows the character of Phineas Poe after he wakes up in a hotel bathtub full of ice to discover that somebody has …

10493. 253

Geoff Ryman

253, or Tube Theatre, is a novel by Geoff Ryman, originally created as a website in 1996, then published as a paper book titled 253: The Print Remix in 1998. The print version won a Philip K. Dick Award.

10494. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 24 October 1960. It is the only Christie first edition published in the UK that contains stories …

10495. Breakfast on Pluto

Patrick McCabe

Breakfast on Pluto is a 1998 novel by Patrick McCabe. The book was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize, and was adapted for the screen by McCabe and Neil Jordan; Jordan directed the 2005 film.

10497. Morgan's Run

Colleen McCullough

Morgan's Run is a historical novel by Colleen McCullough published in 2000 about the life of an English prisoner driven to the first penal colonies in Australia in the 18th century. Much of the novel is set in the penal colony on Norfolk Island. It starts off with the prisoner's …

10498. Rich Man, Poor Man

Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1969 novel by Irwin Shaw. It is the last of the novels of Shaw's middle period before he began to concentrate, in his last works such as Evening In Byzantium, Nightwork, Bread Upon The Waters, and Acceptable Losses, on the inevitability of impending …

10499. Antony and Cleopatra

Colleen McCullough

Antony and Cleopatra is the seventh and purposely last novel in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series, published in 2007.

10501. Beyond Civilization

Daniel Quinn

Beyond Civilization is a book by Daniel Quinn written as a non-fiction follow-up to his acclaimed Ishmael trilogy—Ishmael, The Story of B, and My Ishmael—as well as to his autobiography, Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest. Beyond Civilization is written both to …

10503. The Scourge of God

S. M. Stirling

The Scourge of God is an alternate history, post-apocalyptic novel by S. M. Stirling. It is the fifth book in the Emberverse series. The novel continues the journey of Rudi Mackenzie and his companions as they travel across the former United States, a generation after "The …

10504. Fallen Angels

Larry Niven

Fallen Angels is a Prometheus Award-winning novel by science fiction authors Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn published by Jim Baen. The novel was written as a tribute to science fiction fandom, and includes many of its well-known figures, legends, and practices. …

10505. Venus on the Half-Shell

Philip José Farmer

Venus on the Half-Shell is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer, writing pseudonymously as "Kilgore Trout", a fictional recurring character in many of the novels of Kurt Vonnegut. This book first appeared as a lengthy fictitious "excerpt"—written by Vonnegut, but …

10506. Stormchaser

Paul Stewart

Stormchaser is a children's fantasy novel by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first published in 1999. It is the second volume of The Edge Chronicles and of the Twig Saga trilogy; within the stories' own chronology it is the fifth novel, following the Quint Saga trilogy that was …

10507. Exultant

Stephen Baxter

Exultant is a science-fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is part two of the Destiny's Children series. The book was published by Victor Gollancz Ltd in September 2004.

10508. Monster Manual

Monte Cook

The Monster Manual for the 3rd Edition of Dungeons Dragons. it was published in 2000 and was written by Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams

10509. The Daughters of Cain

Colin Dexter

The Daughters of Cain is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the 11th novel in the Inspector Morse series.

10510. The Cat Who Went Bananas

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Went Bananas is the 2005 novel in the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun.

10511. 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 …

10512. Grumbles from the Grave

Robert A. Heinlein

Grumbles from the Grave is a posthumous 1989 autobiography of science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein collated by his wife Virginia Heinlein from his notes and writings.

10514. Witch World

Andre Norton

Witch World is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Andre Norton, published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1963. It inaugurated the Witch World series and established a setting that she eventually shared with other writers. The first hardcover edition was published by …

10515. Six Suspects

Vikas Swarup

Six Suspects is the second novel by Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat and author of The New York Times bestseller Q&A. It was published by Transworld in 2008 and in the US by Minotaur Books in 2009 and has been optioned for a film by Starfield Productions and the BBC. In …

10516. Saturnalia

Lindsey Davis

Saturnalia is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

10517. The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel written beginning in mid-1850 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in April 1851 by Ticknor and Fields of Boston. The novel follows a New England family and their ancestral home. In the book, Hawthorne explores …

10518. The Pearl of the Soul of the World

Meredith Ann Pierce

The Pearl of the Soul of the World is the third book in The Darkangel Trilogy published in 1990 that was written by Meredith Ann Pierce.

10519. Fever

Robin Cook

Fever is a 1982 novel by Robin Cook and is in the category of medical thriller. Set mainly in the Boston area and in rural New Hampshire, its main characters are a 12-year-old girl, Michelle Martel, with leukemia and her father, Charles Martel, a former allergist turned cancer …

10521. Roadmarks

Roger Zelazny

Roadmarks is a science fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny during the late 1970s and published in 1979. The novel postulates a road that travels through time, with a nexus placed every few years where a handful of specially gifted people are able to get on and off. While …

10522. Necroscope III: The Source

Brian Lumley

Necroscope III: The Source is the third book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley. It was released in 1989.

10523. Dracula the Un-dead

Dacre Stoker

From the international bestselling author of Dracul comes the authoritative sequel to Bram Stoker’s original horror classic.London, 1912. A quarter of a century after Count Dracula “crumbled into dust,” Quincey Harker—the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker—leaves law school to …

10524. Song in the Silence

Elizabeth Kerner

Song in the Silence is the debut novel of Elizabeth Kerner, and the first book in the Kolmar series.

10525. Night and Day

Robert B. Parker

Night and Day is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the eighth in his Jesse Stone series. It was the last in the series to be published before his death in 2010.

10527. The Heirs of Hammerfell

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heirs of Hammerfell is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1989. The book takes place during the era of Darkover's history known as the Hundred Kingdoms. This is the last book in the …

10529. Personal Injuries

Scott Turow

Personal Injuries is a novel by Scott Turow which was published in 1999. Like all of Turow's novels, it takes place in fictional Kindle County and many of the characters are recognized from other Turow novels.

10530. Serpent

Clive Cussler

Serpent is the first book in the NUMA Files series of books co-written by best-selling author Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos, and was published in 1999. The main character of this series is Kurt Austin. This is the first book with Cussler's new hero Kurt Austin. The main plot …

10531. The Faerie Path

Allan Frewin Jones

The Faerie Path is the first novel in a six-book series by the British author Frewin Jones. The story follows Anita Palmer, a teenager from two different parallel universes, and her struggle to maintain both lives.

10532. Hunger

Jackie Kessler

Hunger is a 2010 young adult novel by Jackie Morse Kessler.

10533. Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the American Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, …

10534. Candy

Kevin Brooks

Candy is a 2005 young adult novel by Kevin Brooks about a doomed teenage love affair between a musician and a prostitute.

10536. 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, …

10537. The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famous for this non-fictional narrative history. While it touches on political and social themes, …

10538. All the Rage

F. Paul Wilson

All The Rage is the fourth volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published by Gauntlet Press in a signed limited first edition then later as a trade hardcover from Forge and as a mass market paperback from Forge. …

10539. Flashman and the Dragon

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the Dragon is a 1985 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the eighth of the Flashman novels.

10540. Rules of Engagement

Elizabeth Moon

Rules of Engagement is a science fiction novel written by Elizabeth Moon. It is the fifth in her Familias Regnant fictional universe. Following Once a Hero, it is the second novel in the informal Esmay Suiza trilogy; despite a major increase in focus on the character Brun …

10541. The Godmakers

Frank Herbert

The Godmakers is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. The title of early editions was sometimes styled The God Makers.

10544. Colette (cheri)

Colette

Chéri is a novel by Colette published in French in 1920. The title character's true name is Fred Peloux, but he is known as Chéri to almost everyone, except, usually, to his wife. This novel was followed by a sequel, La Fin de Chéri, published in 1926.

10545. Désert

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Désert is a novel written by French Nobel laureate writer J. M. G. Le Clézio, considered to be one of his breakthrough novels. It won the Académie française's Grand Prix Paul Morand in 1980.

10546. The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better …

10547. The Just Assassins

Albert Camus

The Just Assassins is a 1949 play by French writer and philosopher Albert Camus. The play is based on the true story of a group of Russian Socialist-Revolutionaries who assassinated the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich in 1905, and explores the moral issues associated with murder …

10548. Freckles

Gene Stratton-Porter

Freckles is a novel written by the American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter. It is primarily set in the Limberlost Swamp area of Indiana, with brief scenes set in Chicago. The title character also appears briefly in Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost. The novel is …

10549. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The young Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from repeated nightmares of living a double life, in which by day he worked as a respectable doctor and by night he roamed the back alleys of old-town Edinburgh. In three days of furious writing, he produced a story about his dream …

10550. The Character of Physical Law

Richard Feynman

The text of 7 lecture series given by Feynman as part of Cornell's Messenger Lectures was published by the BBC in book form.

10551. Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed

Ten Days That Shook the World is a book by American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which Reed experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders, especially Grigory Zinoviev and Karl Radek, closely …

10552. Ingenious Pain

Andrew Miller

Ingenious Pain is the first novel by English author, Andrew Miller, released on 20 February 1997 through Sceptre. The novel received critical praise and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Italian Premio …

10553. My Idea of Fun

Will Self

My Idea of Fun is the second novel by Will Self, and was published in 1993.

10556. Penguin Island

Anatole France

"Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning…"

10557. The Unknown Terrorist

Richard Flanagan

The Unknown Terrorist is the 2006 fourth novel by the Australian novelist Richard Flanagan. It was described by the New York Times' Michiko Kakatani as "an armature for a brilliant meditation upon the post-9/11 world".

10558. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the …

Rick Riordan

Humans and half-bloods alike agree—Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series fit for heroes! Re-live the adventure from the beginning with this boxed set of the first three books. The Lightning Thief:Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork …

10559. Inda

Sherwood Smith

Inda is the first installment in a quartet of books which act as an historical prequel to Sherwood Smith's other books set in Sartorias-deles, the world which she has been "writing about since [she] was eight years old,". Inda's story takes place in the southern hemisphere of …

10560. The Spectator Bird

Wallace Stegner

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of …

10561. Galactic Patrol

E. E. Doc Smith

Galactic Patrol is a science fiction novel by American author E. E. Smith. It was first published in book form in 1950 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 6,596 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in 1937. The stories in this volume were the …

10564. The Moon's a Balloon

David Niven

The Moon's a Balloon is a memoir by British actor David Niven, published in 1972. It details his early life. There have been several editions and many translations of the book over the years. Niven followed it with a sequel Bring on the Empty Horses in 1975.

10566. Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years

Michael Palin

Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years, dedicated by Michael Palin to his mother and father, has reduced “mountains to molehills”, according to his own words, to take the reader inside the period of the author’s life that corresponds to the Monty Python era. In the introduction we …

10567. Kit's Wilderness

David Almond

Kit's Wilderness is a children's novel by David Almond, published by Hodder Children's Books in 1999. It is set in a fictional Northumberland town based on the former coal-mining towns the author knew as a child growing up in Tyne and Wear. It was silver runner up for the …

10568. Plowing the Dark

Richard Powers

Plowing the Dark is a novel by American writer Richard Powers. It follows two narrative threads; one of an American teacher turned Lebanese prisoner of war, the other the construction of a high-tech virtual reality simulator.

10569. The History of Sexuality

Michel Foucault

The History of Sexuality is a three-volume study of sexuality in the western world by the French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault. The first volume, The Will to Knowledge, was first published in 1976 by Éditions Gallimard, before being translated into English by Robert …

10570. A right to be hostile

Aaron McGruder

A right to be hostile is a book.

10571. The Naked Face

Sidney Sheldon

The Naked Face is the first novel written by Sidney Sheldon. It was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. In 1983 the novel was adapted as a film directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Roger Moore and …

10572. The Club of Queer Trades

G. K. Chesterton

The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means. To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of …

10574. White Mughals

William Dalrymple

White Mughals is a 2002 history book by William Dalrymple. It is Dalrymple's fifth major book, and tells the true story of a love affair that took place in early nineteenth century Hyderabad between James Achilles Kirkpatrick and Khair-un-Nissa Begum.

10575. Offshore

Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats in Battersea by the Thames. The novel explores the concept of liminality and 'liminal people'; those who do not belong to the land or the sea, but somewhere …

10576. Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming

Roger Zelazny

Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming is a fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley.

10577. Lord of the Fire Lands

Dave Duncan

Lord of the Fire Lands is a book published in 1999 that was written by Dave Duncan.

10578. Triggerfish Twist

Tim Dorsey

Triggerfish Twist is the fourth book in Tim Dorsey's as-yet unnamed series of books which were centered on Serge A. Storms. It was published in 2002. The book takes place in the summer of 1997, somewhere in the midst of the events of Florida Roadkill. Triggerfish Twist may be …

10579. The Silent Gondoliers

William Goldman

The Silent Gondoliers is a 1983 novel written by William Goldman, under the pseudonym of "S. Morgenstern", about why the gondoliers of Venice no longer sing through the tale of the protagonist Luigi. The tale of Luigi actually starts in Chapter III and the previous chapters I …

10580. Florence of Arabia

Christopher Buckley

Florence of Arabia is a satirical novel written by Christopher Buckley and first published in 2004 by Random House. The novel follows a fictional State Department employee, Florence Farfaletti, as she attempts to bring equal rights to the fictional Middle Eastern nation of …

10581. Relentless

Simon Kernick

Relentless is Simon Kernick's fifth thriller and crime novel originally published in June 2006. Its sales were helped by the book being one of Richard & Judy's Summer Book Club recommendations in 2007. It was the 8th best-selling paperback, and the best-selling thriller in …

10583. Flashman on the March

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman on the March is a 2005 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the twelfth and last Flashman novel.

10584. Anywhere But Here

Mona Simpson

Anywhere But Here is a novel written by American novelist Mona Simpson. The book was a commercial success and earned the author the Whiting Prize for her first novel. The book was adapted by Alvin Sargent into a major motion picture and released by Twentieth Century Fox in 1999. …

10585. The Theory of the Leisure Class

Thorstein Veblen

In his scathing The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behavior. Veblen's …

10587. The King's Justice

Katherine Kurtz

The King's Justice is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1985. It was the eighth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the second book in her third Deryni trilogy, The Histories of King Kelson. …

10588. 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 …

10589. Firewing

Kenneth Oppel

Firewing is a children's book written by the Canadian author, Kenneth Oppel. It is the third book in the series which also consists of: Silverwing, Sunwing and the prequel Darkwing.

10591. Wolf Moon

Charles de Lint

Wolf Moon is a 1988 fantasy novel by Charles de Lint. The "wolf moon" is the first moon of winter, when the climax of the story takes place.

10592. A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

Ursula K. Le Guin

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea is a 1994 collection of short stories and novellas by Ursula K. Le Guin. The collection was second in the 1995 Locus Award poll in the collection category.

10593. Tesla: Man Out of Time

Margaret Cheney

In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a …

10594. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Mark Twain

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain that recounts the life of Joan of Arc. It is Twain's last completed novel, published when he was 61 years old. The novel is presented as a translation of memoirs by Louis de Conte, …

10595. Grandfather's Journey

Allen Say

Grandfather's Journey is a book by Allen Say. Released by Houghton Mifflin, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1994. The story is based on Say's grandfather's voyage from Japan to the United States and back again.

10596. The Witches of Chiswick

Robert Rankin

The Witches Of Chiswick is a novel by the British author Robert Rankin, the title parodying that of The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike.

10597. Moonfleet

J. -M. Falkner

Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling by the English novelist J. Meade Falkner, first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure and gripping storyline. It remains a popular story widely read and …

10599. At play in the fields of the Lord

Peter Matthiessen

At Play in the Fields of the Lord is a 1965 novel by Peter Matthiessen. A film adapted from the book was made in 1991. A 2009 audiobook version was read by actor Anthony Heald. In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash. …



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