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.

10605. The Crimson Labyrinth

Yusuke Kishi

From a rising new star of horror comes a killer read that will make you lose track of time and reality. The Crimson Labyrinth is a wicked satire on extremist reality TV in the tradition of The Running Man-if that indeed is what it is. Welcome to THE MARS LABYRINTH where things …

10606. Parasite Eve

Hideaki Sena

Parasite Eve is a Japanese science fiction novel by Hideaki Sena, first published by Kadokawa in 1995. The book was published in North America by Vertical, Inc. in 2005. Parasite Eve was adapted into a film and manga series. It was later expanded into two video games that serve …

10610. Among the Believers

V.S. Naipaul

"Among the Believers" is V. S. Naipaul's classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia; 'the believers' are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring …

10619. 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, …

10620. 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.

10626. Rotten No Irish No Blacks No Dogs

John Lydon

Rotten is a 1994 autobiographical book by John Lydon, Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman. The book was named one of the 25 greatest rock memoirs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

10627. Gray Lensman

Edward E. Smith

Gray Lensman is a science fiction novel by author E. E. Smith. It was first published in book form in 1951 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 5,096 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in 1939. Gray Lensman is the fourth book in the classic …

10630. The Manchurian Candidate

Richard Condon

The Manchurian Candidate, by Richard Condon, is a political thriller novel about the son of a prominent US political family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for a Communist conspiracy. The novel has been adapted twice into a feature film by the same title, in …

10631. With Child

Laurie R. King

I can't think of any moments in recent mysteries that equal the sheer physical and emotional terror of Kate Martinelli's discovery--about halfway through this third book in Laurie R. King's excellent series, now available in paperback--that the 12-year-old girl she is looking …

10632. The Jade Peony

Wayson Choy

The Jade Peony is a novel by Wayson Choy. It was first published in 1995 by Douglas and McIntyre. The novel features stories told by three siblings, Jook-Liang, Jung-Sum and Sek-Lung or Sekky. Each child tells their own unique story, revealing their personal flaws and …

10634. Spirit Walker

Michelle Paver

Spirit Walker is the second book in the series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver. The plot follows Torak and his friends travelling to the mysterious Seal Islands to find a cure for a terrible sickness circulating throughout the forest in which they live. The book …

10635. Honoured Enemy

William R. Forstchen

The first of a major new Feist acquisition, returning to his best-loved series. Written with Bill Forstchen, acclaimed writer of great military fantasy novels in the US. FREEDOM AT ANY PRICE? Hartraft's Marauders, a crack band of Kingdom raiders, are a special unit designed to …

10636. Potshot

Robert B. Parker

Potshot is the 28th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows the fictional Boston-based PI Spenser as he tries to identify the killer of a widow's husband. As is often the case, Spenser's probing uncovers much more than just a simple—or single—murder.

10637. Promised Land

Robert B. Parker

Promised Land is the fourth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1976. It won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1977.

10638. Crusader

Sara Douglass

Crusader is the 1999 fantasy novel by Australian author, Sara Douglass, it was first published in Australia as the conclusion of The Wayfarer Redemption trilogy, and then published in the United States and Europe as the finale of the Wayfarer Redemption sextet. It is preceded by …

10639. First Term at Malory Towers

Enid Blyton

First Term at Malory Towers is the first Malory Towers book by Enid Blyton. In this book, we first meet the main characters including Darrell Rivers, Sally Hope, Mary-Lou, Alicia Johns, Betty Hill, Jean and teachers such as Miss Potts and Miss Grayling. The first book of 12 …

10640. Night Passage

Robert B. Parker

Night Passage is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the first in his Jesse Stone series.

10641. Truth

Peter Temple

Truth is an award-winning 2009 crime fiction novel written by Peter Temple. The novel is a sequel to Temple's 2005 novel The Broken Shore, and won the Miles Franklin Award in 2010. The book is set around the time of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. Temple was in the …

10642. The Kiss Murder

Mehmet Murat Somer

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

10644. Close to Shore

Michael Capuzzo

Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence is a non-fiction book by journalist Michael Capuzzo about the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916. The book was published in 2001 by Broadway Books.

10645. The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Chetan Bhagat

The 3 Mistakes of My Life is the third novel written by Chetan Bhagat. The book was published in May 2008 and had an initial print-run of 420,000. The novel follows the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India. This is the third best seller …

10646. Lucy

Jamaica Kincaid

Lucy is a short novel or novella by Jamaica Kincaid. The story begins in medias res: the eponymous Lucy has come from the West Indies to the United States to be an au pair for a wealthy white family. The plot of the novel closely mirrors Kincaid's own experiences. Lucy retains …

10648. The Princess Diaries, Volume VI and 1/2: The …

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, Volume VI and 1/2: The Princess Present is a young adult book in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2005 by HarperTeen Publishers.

10649. Ramona's World

Beverly Cleary

Ramona's World is the eighth book in the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. Ramona and her sister Beezus are growing up. Ramona is in the fourth grade now, and for the first time she has a best girl-friend, Daisy Kidd. At home she tries her best to be a good role model for …

10651. The Art of Fiction

David Lodge

The Art of Fiction is a book of literary criticism by the British novelist David Lodge. The chapters of the book first appeared in 1991-1992 as weekly columns in The Independent on Sunday and were eventually gathered into book form and published in 1992. The essays as they …

10652. Shadows of the Grass

Karen Blixen

Shadows of the Grass is a book written by Karen Blixen.

10653. The Password to Larkspur Lane

Carolyn Keene

Blue bells will be singing horses! This strange message, attached to the leg of a wounded homing pigeon, involves Nancy Drew in a dangerous mission. Somewhere an elderly woman is being held prisoner in a mansion, and Nancy is determined to find and free her. Meanwhile, the young …

10654. Zen Shorts

Jon J.(Author) ; Muth Muth, Jon J.(Illustrator)

Zen Shorts is a 2005 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book was followed by Zen Ties in 2008.

10655. Madeline's Rescue

Ludwig Bemelmans

It took Ludwig Bemelmans years to think of Madeline's next adventure after the 1939 original Madeline, but he did it, and the result was Madeline's Rescue, winner of the 1954 Caldecott Medal. One day on a walk through Paris (a "twelve little girls in two straight lines" kind of …

10656. The Eyes of Heisenberg

Frank Herbert

The Eyes of Heisenberg is a 1966 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. Originally serialized as Heisenberg's Eyes in Galaxy magazine between June and August 1966, it was issued by Berkley in the same year. The title refers to Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, here …

10657. The crime of Father Amaro : scenes from the …

Jose Maria Eca De Queiros

An unflinching portrait of a priest who seduces his landlady's daughter, made into an acclaimed and controversial motion picture. Eça de Queirós''s novel The Crime of Father Amaro is a lurid satire of clerical corruption in a town in Portugal (Leira) during the period before and …

10658. The Little Endless Storybook

Jill Thompson

The Little Endless Storybook is a picture book by Jill Thompson published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics. It features the popular Endless characters from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comic book reimagined as toddlers. A second Little Endless Storybook, titled Delirium's Party, …

10659. Phineas Redux

Anthony Trollope

Phineas Redux is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in 1873 as a serial in The Graphic. It is the fourth of the "Palliser" series of novels and the sequel to the second book of the series, Phineas Finn.

10660. We Can Build You

Philip K. Dick

We Can Build You is a 1972 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. Written in 1962 as The First in Our Family, it remained unpublished until appearing in serial form as A. Lincoln, Simulacrum in the November 1969 and January 1970 issues of Amazing Stories magazine, retitled by …

10661. Introducing Kafka

R. Crumb

This brief but inclusive biography of Franz Kafka and summary of many of his works, all illustrated by Crumb, helps us understand the essence of Kafka and provide insight beyond the cliche "Kafkaesque." "What do I have in common with the Jews? I don't even have anything in …

10662. The Story of the Treasure Seekers

E. Nesbit

A deeply emotional and intriguing adventure novel and the author's first book dedicated to children, Edith Nesbit's The Story of the Treasure Seekers is an account of the attempts of six children to help their widowed father and to get back the fortunes that used to be in the …

10663. Steal This Book

Abbie Hoffman

Steal This Book is a book written by Abbie Hoffman. Written in 1970 and published in 1971, the book exemplified the counterculture of the sixties. The book sold more than a quarter of a million copies between April and November 1971; it is unknown how many more copies were …

10664. Too Fat to Fish

Artie Lange

Outrageous, raw, and painfully funny true stories straight from the life of the actor, comedian, and much-loved cast member of The Howard Stern Show-with a foreword by Howard Stern. When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the …

10666. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel Kant

Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals is the first of Immanuel Kant's mature works on moral philosophy and remains one of the most influential in the field. Kant conceives his investigation as a work of foundational ethics—one that clears the ground for future research by …

10667. My Swordhand Is Singing

Marcus Sedgwick

My Swordhand Is Singing is a novel written by Marcus Sedgwick, set in the early 17th century. It won the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Prize. The novel is inspired by the original vampire folklore of Eastern Europe. The novel follows the story of Peter, the son of drunkard woodcutter …

10668. Freud Reader, The

Sigmund Freud

Freud Reader is a collection of written works by Sigmung Freud.

10669. Pop. 1280

Jim Thompson

Pop. 1280 is a crime novel by Jim Thompson. NPR's Stephen Marche described it as Thompson's "true masterpiece, a preposterously upsetting, ridiculously hilarious layer cake of nastiness, a romp through a world of nearly infinite deceit."

10670. The Western Lands

William S. Burroughs

The Western Lands is a 1987 novel by William S. Burroughs, the final book of the trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red Night and continues with The Place of Dead Roads. The title refers to the western bank of the Nile River, which in Egyptian mythology is the Land of the …

10671. Finch

Jeff VanderMeer

Finch is Jeff VanderMeer's third novel set in the Ambergris universe. Written in the noir style of detective novels, it stands alone, while referencing characters and events from the earlier City of Saints and Madmen and Shriek: An Afterword.

10673. Doruntine

Ismail Kadare

Doruntine or The Ghost Rider is a novel by Albanian writer Ismail Kadare. It is based on the old Albanian legend of Constantin and Doruntine.

10674. Nightmare in Pink

John D. MacDonald

Nightmare in Pink is the second novel in the Travis McGee series written by John D. McDonald. In it, McGee is asked by a friend from his military days to help his sister Nina in the investigation of her fiancé's death and the large sum of money involved. The book's title is a …

10675. The Red Tree

Shaun Tan

The Red Tree, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, is a picture book that presents a fragmented journey through a dark world. The illustrations are surreal. The text is sparse and matches the dark illustrations. The story is based on images inspired by the experience of …

10676. Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Mildred D. Taylor

Let The Circle Be Unbroken is the 1981 sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, written by Mildred D. Taylor. T.J.'s punishment is approaching, Stacey runs away to find work, and the Logan children's cousin, Suzella Rankin, tries to pass herself off as a white person, but fails …

10677. Between the Assassinations

Aravind Adiga

Between the Assassinations is the second book published by Aravind Adiga though it was written before his first book The White Tiger. The title refers to the period between the assassinations of Indira Gandhi in 1984 and her son, Rajiv Gandhi, in 1991. Indira Gandhi was the …

10678. The Dunwich Horror and Others

H. P. Lovecraft

The Dunwich Horror and Others is a collection of fantasy, horror and Science fiction short stories by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was originally published in 1963 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,133 copies. The true first edition is not bound with head- and tailbands, …

10679. A Severed Wasp

Madeleine L'Engle

A Severed Wasp 1982, is a novel by Madeleine L'Engle. It continues the story of a pianist, Katherine Forrester, who was first seen in The Small Rain. Now a widow in her seventies, Katherine Forrester Vigneras returns to New York City in retirement from concert touring in Europe. …

10680. Finity's End

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Finity's End is a science fiction novel written by the American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It is one of Cherryh's Merchanter novels, set in her Alliance-Union universe, in which humanity has split into three major power blocs: Union, the Merchanter's …

10681. The Great Unraveling

Paul Krugman

The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century is a book by American economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, consisting of a collection of his columns for the New York Times. The collected columns were concerned mainly with the U.S. economy in the early 2000s, and …

10682. Odds Against

Dick Francis

Odds Against is a book written by Dick Francis.

10684. 13 Things That Don't Make Sense

Michael Brooks

13 Things That Don't Make Sense is a non-fiction book by the British science writer Michael Brooks, published in both the UK and the US during 2008. It became a best-selling non-fiction paperback in 2010. The British subtitle is "The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries of Our …

10685. Don't Blink AYAT 0910

James Patterson

The good New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons--the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered …

10686. The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye

Jonathan Lethem

The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye is a 1996 collection of seven short stories by Jonathan Lethem. In 2002 a collection of the same name appeared in the UK that also contained seven stories, but two stories from the earlier collection—"Vanilla Dunk" and "Forever, Said the …

10688. Le Ton beau de Marot

Douglas Hofstadter

Le Ton beau de Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language, published by Basic Books in 1997, is a book by Douglas Hofstadter in which he explores the meaning, strengths, failings, and beauty of translation. The book is a long and detailed examination of one short translation of a …

10690. Mildred Pierce

James M. Cain

Mildred Pierce is a 1941 hardboiled novel by James M. Cain. It was made into an Academy Award-winning 1945 film of the same name, starring Joan Crawford, and a 2011 Emmy Award-winning miniseries of the same name, starring Kate Winslet.

10692. The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

The Stories of Ray Bradbury is, as the title suggests, an anthology containing 100 short stories by American writer Ray Bradbury and was first published by Knopf in 1980. The hundred stories, written from 1943 to 1980, were selected by the author himself. Bradbury's work had …

10693. The School Story

Andrew Clements

The School Story is a children's novel by Andrew Clements, published in 2001. It is about two twelve-year-old girls who try to get a school story published.

10694. Soldier, Ask Not

Gordon R. Dickson

Soldier, Ask Not is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction novella written by Gordon R. Dickson and published in 1964 in the magazine Galaxy Science Fiction. It is also a novel of the same name published in 1967 by Dell Publishing company. Rather than being expanded from the …

10695. Pagan Babies

Elmore Leonard

Pagan Babies is a 2000 crime novel written by Elmore Leonard.

10696. The Song of the Red Ruby

Agnar Mykle

The Song of the Red Ruby is a Norwegian novel written by Agnar Mykle. It's a story of the young Ask Burlefot's personal ride through shame and letdowns that eventually leads to a closer and deeper understanding of himself. It was controversial in Norway at the time of …

10697. The Singer of All Songs

Kate Constable

The Singer of All Songs is the first novel in the Chanters of Tremaris trilogy by Kate Constable.

10698. Yellow Star

Jennifer Roy

Yellow Star is a 2006 biographical children's novel by Jennifer Roy. Written in free verse, it depicts life through the eyes of a young Jewish girl whose family was forced into the Łódź Ghetto in 1939 during World War II. Roy tells the story of her aunt Syvia, who shared her …

10699. Fray

Joss Whedon

10701. Memories of Midnight

Sidney Sheldon

Memories of Midnight, sometimes known as The Other Side of Midnight is a 1990 novel written by Sidney Sheldon. It is a sequel to Sheldon's 1973 best seller The Other Side of Midnight.

10702. Five Patients

Michael Crichton

Five Patients is a non-fiction book by Michael Crichton that recounts his experiences of hospital practices during the late 1960s at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The book describes each of five patients through their hospital experience and the context of their …

10705. The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

Jonathan Coe

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim is the ninth novel by British author Jonathan Coe, first published in the UK on 27 May 2010. It has a picaresque plot, told by the title character in the first person as he journeys first from Australia to his home in Watford, England and then …

10706. Chang and Eng

Darin Strauss

Chang & Eng is a book by American author Darin Strauss. It was a nominee for multiple awards, including the Pen Hemingway, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the New York Public Library's Literary Lions Award, and a winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award.

10709. The Longest Journey

Edward-Morgan Forster

The Longest Journey is a bildungsroman by E. M. Forster.

10711. Henry and Ribsy

Beverly Cleary

Henry and Ribsy is the third book in the Henry Huggins series of humorous children's novels written by Beverly Cleary. Henry's dad has promised to take him salmon fishing on one condition – he has to keep his dog Ribsy out of trouble for two months. That's not easy to do, …

10713. Magic's Child

Justine Larbalestier

Magic's Child is the third installment in Justine Larbalestier's Magic or Madness trilogy. It talks about Reason Cansino trying to tell Danny Galeano that she is pregnant with his child and that Jason Blake is coming close to succeeding.

10714. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Rodman Philbrick

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg is a children's historical novel by Rodman Philbrick, author of Freak the Mighty. He has an evil uncle named Squint. Set during the American Civil War, it follows the adventures of a boy who is an inveterate teller of tall tales on his …

10715. Come to Me

Amy Bloom

Come to Me is a book written by Amy Bloom.

10716. Synchronicity

C. G. Jung

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, by C.G. Jung, is a book published by Princeton University Press in 1960. It was extracted from Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche, which is Volume 8 in The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. The book was also published in 1985 by …

10721. Wrong about Japan

Peter Carey

Wrong about Japan is a 2004 book by Peter Carey. It is subtitled A Father's Journey with his Son. Superficially a piece of travel writing, Wrong About Japan, is a partially fictionalized account of Carey's cultural investigation of Japan alongside his son, Charley.

10725. Blandings Castle and Elsewhere

P. G. Wodehouse

Fans of P. G. Wodehouse's comic genius are legion, and their devotion to his masterful command of hilarity borders on obsession. Overlook happily feeds the obsession with four more antic selections from the master. Blandings Castle is a collection of tales concerning Lord …

10726. The Italian

Ann Radcliffe

From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come between them. …

10727. The Castle of the Carpathians

Jules Verne

The descriptions of the quaint villagers of Werst, their costumes, manner of living, and belief in the supernatural world would in themselves prove an interesting narrative, but when coupled with the exciting adventures of Nic Deck, the two Counts, the cowardly Doctor, and the …

10729. Someone Else

Tonino Benacquista

“Breathless pace. Touches effortlessly on identity, love, alcohol, and the cynicism of the business world.”—Les EchosWho hasn’t wanted to become “someone else”? Over a drink in Paris, two men give each other three years to see which one can more radically alter his life. Blin …

10730. Zuckerman Unbound

Philip Roth

Now in his mid-thirties, Nathan Zuckerman, a would-be recluse despite his newfound fame as a bestselling author, ventures onto the streets of Manhattan in the final year of the turbulent sixties. Not only is he assumed by his fans to be his own fictional satyr, Gilbert Carnovsky …

10731. Two Novels: "Jealousy" and "in the Labyrinth"

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Here, in one volume, are two remarkable novels by the chief spokesman of the so-called new novel” which has caused such discussion and aroused such controversy. Jealousy,” said the New York Times Book Review is a technical masterpiece, impeccably contrived.” It is an …

10732. Letters on the English

Voltaire

Lettres philosophiques is a series of essays written by Voltaire based on his experiences living in England between 1726 and 1729. It was published first in English in 1733 and then in French the following year, where it was seen as an attack on the French system of government …

10733. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming …

10734. Ripley Under Water

Patricia Highsmith

Tom Ripley passes his leisured days at his French country estate tending the dahlias, practicing the harpsichord, and enjoying the company of his lovely wife, Heloise. Never mind the bloodstains on the basement floor.But some new neighbors have moved to Villeperce: the …

10735. Winners (New York Review Books)

Julio Cortazar

The Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, called by Carlos Fuentes the Simon Bolivar of the Latin American novel, was one of the scintillating geniuses of twentieth-century literature—a writer of sly wit and immense sophistication with a keen eye for character and the workings of …

10736. The vision of Emma Blau

Ursula Hegi

Ursula Hegi's The Vision of Emma Blau is an epic story of German immigrants attempting to assimilate while still preserving traces of home in their language and rituals. In 1894 Stefan Blau leaves Europe for America; he is only 13 years old, but he feels the need for another …

10737. Tales from Two Pockets

Karel Capek

Karel Capek (1890-1938), one of the greatest Czechoslovakian authors of the century, and who mastered numerous forms of writing, was particularly inventive with the genre of mystery, detective, and crime fiction. In Tales from Two Pockets, however, Capek took the crime story and …

10738. The City and the Pillar

Gore Vidal

The City and the Pillar is the third published novel by American writer Gore Vidal, written in 1946 and published on January 10, 1948. The story is about a young man who is coming of age and discovers his own homosexuality. The City and the Pillar is significant because it is …

10739. A Christmas Memory

Truman Capote

"A Christmas Memory" is a short story by Truman Capote. Originally published in Mademoiselle magazine in December 1956, it was reprinted in The Selected Writings of Truman Capote in 1963. It was issued in a stand-alone hardcover edition by Random House in 1966, and it has been …

10740. What Is to Be Done?

Nikolay Chernyshevsky

What Is to Be Done? is an 1863 novel written by the Russian philosopher, journalist and literary critic Nikolai Chernyshevsky. It was written in response to Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev. The chief character is a woman, Vera Pavlovna, who escapes the control of her family …

10742. Fell, Vol. 1: Cidade Brutal

Warren Ellis

Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over …

10744. The World Wreckers

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The World Wreckers is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1971. The book is notable for a complex sub-plot involving the sexual interactions between hermaphrodite native species, known as the chieri, and …

10746. The Embarrassment of Riches

Simon Schama

The Embarrassment of Riches: An interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age is a book by the historian Simon Schama. It was published in 1987, five years after the bicentenary of the Dutch recognition of the young United States. The book sold quite well and led to an …

10748. Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

Arabian Sands is a 1959 book by explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger. The book focuses on the author's travels across the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula between 1945 and 1950. It attempted to capture the lives of the Bedu people and other inhabitants of the …

10749. Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel #4

John Sandford

**Don't miss the new pulse-pounding Virgil Flowers thriller, Bloody Genius. Out now in paperback and eBook** The fourth Virgil Flowers novel by internationally bestselling author John Sandford On a cold late Autumn Sunday in Southern Minnesota, a farmer bringing in his harvest …

10750. What Is History?

Edward Hallett Carr

What Is History? is a study of historiography that was written by the English historian E.H. Carr. It was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1961. It discusses history, facts, the bias of historians, science, morality, individuals and society, and moral judgements …

10752. Tales from the Perilous Realm

J. R. R. Tolkien

Tales from the Perilous Realm is a compilation of some of the lesser-known writings of J. R. R. Tolkien published in 1997 by HarperCollins without illustrations. An enlarged edition was released in 2008 with illustrations by Alan Lee.

10754. Arch of Triumph

Erich Maria Remarque

Arch of Triumph is a 1945 novel by Erich Maria Remarque about stateless refugees in Paris before World War II. It was his second worldwide bestseller after All Quiet on the Western Front, written during his exile in the United States. It was made into a feature film in 1948 and …

10756. The Tenth Man

Graham Greene

The Tenth Man is a short novel by the British novelist Graham Greene.

10757. The Unnamable

Samuel Beckett

The Unnamable is a 1953 novel by Samuel Beckett. It is the third and final entry in Beckett's "Trilogy" of novels, which begins with Molloy followed by Malone Dies. It was originally published in French as L'Innommable and later adapted by the author into English. Grove Press …

10758. Riotous Assembly

Tom Sharpe

Riotous Assembly is the debut novel of British comic writer Tom Sharpe, written and originally published in 1971. Set in the fictitious South African town of Piemburg, Riotous Assembly lampoons South African apartheid, and the police who enforced it.

10760. Lost City

Clive Cussler

Lost City is a 2004 novel by Clive Cussler. It was printed by Penguin publishers ISBN 0-7181-4735-9. It tells of Kurt Austin's dealings with the Fauchard family, which has dominated the weapons industry for several thousand years, their secret past, the monsters they have …

10762. Bound for Glory

Woody Guthrie

Bound for Glory is the partially fictionalized autobiography of folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie. The book describes Guthrie's childhood, his travels across the United States as a hobo on the railroad, and towards the end his beginning to get recognition as a singer. …

10763. Psmith in the City

P. G. Wodehouse

Psmith in the City is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 23 September 1910 by Adam & Charles Black, London. The story was originally released as a serial in The Captain magazine, between October 1908 and March 1909, under the title The New Fold. It continues the …

10764. Creatures of the Night

Neil Gaiman

Creatures of the Night is a graphic novel by Neil Gaiman which reprints two short stories from his collection Smoke and Mirrors with elaborate illustrations by artist Michael Zulli.

10766. Suffer the Children

John Saul

Suffer the Children is the debut novel by author John Saul, first published by Dell Publishing in 1977. The novel follows the story of a child abductor, who after murdering a young girl one hundred years earlier, returns and begins taking out more children one by one. Suffer the …

10767. Last Seen Wearing

Colin Dexter

Last Seen Wearing is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the second novel in the Inspector Morse series. The novel was dramatised by Thomas Ellice for the television series, first transmitted in 1988. In 1994, it was dramatised by Guy Meredith for BBC Radio 4.

10768. Visions of Cody

Jack Kerouac

Visions of Cody is an experimental novel by Jack Kerouac. It was written in 1951-1952, and though not published in its entirety until 1972, it had by then achieved an underground reputation. Since its first printing, Visions of Cody has been published with an introduction by …

10770. Himalaya

Michael Palin

Himalaya is the book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC television documentary series Himalaya with Michael Palin. This book, like the other books that Michael Palin wrote following each of his seven trips for the BBC, consists both of his text and of many photographs …

10771. A Quiver Full of Arrows

Jeffrey Archer

Ordinary Heros,Extraordinary DeedsThe bestselling author of Kane & Abel, The Prodigal Daughter and Honor Among Theives once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies his legions of fans.From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a …

10772. Deathworld

Harry Harrison

Deathworld is a book published in 1960 that was written by Harry Harrison.

10775. A Clubbable Woman

Reginald Hill

A Clubbable Woman is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the first novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series.

10776. Witness

Karen Hesse

Witness is a verse novel of historical fiction written by Karen Hesse in 2001, concentrating on racism in a rural Vermont town in 1924. Voices include those of Leanora Sutter, a 12-year-old African American girl; Esther Hirsh, a 6-year-old girl from New York; Sara Chickering, a …

10777. Conquerors' Pride

Timothy Zahn

Conquerors' Pride is a book published in 1994 that was written by Timothy Zahn.

10778. What We Believe But Cannot Prove

John Brockman

What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty is a non-fiction book edited by literary agent John Brockman with an introduction by novelist Ian McEwan and published by Harper Perennial. The book consists of various responses to a …

10781. Dancer from the Dance

Andrew Holleran

Dancer from the Dance is a 1978 gay novel by Andrew Holleran about gay men in New York City and Fire Island.

10784. First Lensman

E. E. "Doc" Smith

First Lensman is a science fiction novel and space opera by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.. It was first published in 1950 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 5,995 copies. Although it is the second novel in the Lensman series, it was the sixth written. The novel chronicles the …

10786. Unicorn Variations

Roger Zelazny

Unicorn Variations is a collection of stories and essays by author Roger Zelazny, published in 1983. The title story, "Unicorn Variation", was written as a result of Zelazny having been asked to contribute to two different upcoming anthologies — one collecting stories set in …

10787. Please Ignore Vera Dietz

A.S. King

Please Ignore Vera Dietz is a 2011 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult nominated book written by A.S. King.

10788. Glinda of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth Land of Oz book written by children's author L. Frank Baum, published on July 10, 1920. It is the last book of the original Oz series, which was later continued by other authors. Like most of the Oz books, the plot features a journey through some …

10789. Shadowmancer

G. P. Taylor

Shadowmancer is a fantasy novel by Graham Taylor, first published privately in 2002. It is a Christian allegory in the form of a fantasy adventure, akin to C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Taylor wrote the book to counteract what he saw as a rise in atheist propaganda in …

10790. The Hanging Valley

Peter Robinson

The Hanging Valley is the fourth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1989, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

10791. Path of the Fury

David Weber

Path of the Fury and the later re-issuance with new material and a full prequel novel as the omnibus In Fury Born are stand-alone science fiction novels by David Weber covering the life and times of sympathetic female protagonist Alicia DeVries. The original Path of the Fury …

10792. Embracing Defeat

John W. Dower

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II is a history book written by John W. Dower and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1999. The book covers the Occupation of Japan by the Allies between August 1945 and April 1952, delving into topics such as Douglas …

10793. She Is the Darkness

Glen Cook

She Is The Darkness is the seventh 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 …

10794. Spare Change

Robert B. Parker

Spare Change is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the sixth and final novel in his Sunny Randall series published before his death.

10795. Spanking Shakespeare

Jake Wizner

Spanking Shakespeare is the debut novel by Jake Wizner. It is a young adult novel that tells the story of the unfortunately named Shakespeare Shapiro and his struggles in high school, dating and friendship. Large portions of the novel are presented as Shakespeare’s high school …

10798. The Report Card

Andrew Clements

The Report Card is a children's novel by Andrew Clements, first published in 2004. The story is narrated by a 5th-grade girl, Nora Rose Rowley. Nora is secretly a genius but does not tell anyone for fear that she will be thought of as "different".

10800. Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

Bruno Schulz

Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass is the English title of Sanatorium Pod Klepsydrą, a novel by the Polish writer and painter Bruno Schulz, published in 1937.



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