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.

10604. 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 Written in 1962 as The First in Our Family, it remained unpublished until appearing in serial form as A. Lincoln, Simulacrum in the November 1969 and January 1970 issues of Amazing Stories magazine, retitled by …

10605. 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 …

10607. Too Fat to Fish

Anthony Bozza

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 …

10608. 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 …

10609. 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.

10611. 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 …

10612. 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.

10614. 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 …

10615. Group Portrait With Lady

Heinrich Böll

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

10616. 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 …

10617. Le Lys dans la Vallée

Honoré de Balzac

Le Lys dans la Vallée is an 1835 novel about love and society by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac. It concerns the affection — emotionally vibrant but never consummated — between Felix de Vandenesse and Henriette de Mortsauf. It is part of his series of novels …

10618. 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, …

10620. 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. …

10621. 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 …

10622. Odds Against

Dick Francis

Odds Against is a book written by Dick Francis.

10623. 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 …

10624. American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps …

Bernard-Henri Lévy

American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville is a book by Bernard-Henri Lévy.

10626. 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 …

10627. 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 …

10628. 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 …

10629. 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 …

10630. 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.

10632. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. The novel was originally serialized from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel's periodical, the Magasin d’Éducation et de Récréation. The …

10633. 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 …

10635. One Man's Bible

Gao Xingjian

One Man's Bible is a novel by Gao Xingjian. Mabel Lee created the English translation. The book stars an alter-ego of Gao who reflects on his previous experiences around the world. Éditions de l'Aube published the book in French. WJF Jenner of The Guardian said that the book …

10637. 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 …

10638. Pagan Babies

Elmore Leonard

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

10639. 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.

10640. 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 …

10641. Cassandra

Christa Wolf

Back cover:'Cassandra is a powerful recreation of classical myth... She is believable, alive and shuddering with the author's obsession with her." - The Times Cassandra, daughter of the King of Troy, is endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed. Troy has …

10643. 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.

10644. 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 …

10647. 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, …

10649. 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.

10650. 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 …

10655. 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.

10657. 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 …

10658. 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.

10660. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker

Instant New York Times Bestseller“Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book ReviewOne of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies …

10661. Nathan the Wise; A Dramatic Poem in Five Acts

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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

10663. The Longest Journey

Edward-Morgan Forster

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

10664. On Certainty

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

10666. 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 …

10667. 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.

10668. Le Souffle des Dieux

Бернард Вербер

Le Souffle des Dieux is a book published in 2005 that was written by Bernard Werber.

10670. 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 …

10671. 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 …

10675. Night Passage

Robert B. Parker

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

10677. 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 …

10680. 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 …

10682. 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 …

10683. 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 …

10684. 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 …

10685. 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 …

10686. Conquerors' Pride

Timothy Zahn

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

10687. 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 …

10688. 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. …

10689. Big Mama's Funeral

Gabriel García Márquez

"Big Mama's Funeral" is a long short story by Gabriel García Márquez that satirizes Latin American life and culture. It displays the exaggeration associated with magic realism. Most of the place names mentioned come from Colombia, and "Big Mama" herself is an exaggeration of the …

10690. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Peter Handke

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

10691. 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 …

10692. 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 …

10693. 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 …

10694. 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 …

10695. 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 …

10696. 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 …

10697. 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 …

10702. 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 …

10705. 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 …

10706. 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 …

10707. 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 …

10708. A Place of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel

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

10710. 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 …

10713. 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.

10714. 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 …

10716. The Tenth Man

Graham Greene

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

10717. 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.

10718. 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 …

10720. Shadows of the Grass

Karen Blixen

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

10721. 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. …

10722. 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 …

10723. 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.

10724. 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 …

10725. 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.

10726. 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 …

10728. 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 …

10729. 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 …

10730. Deathworld

Harry Harrison

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

10734. A Clubbable Woman

Reginald Hill

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

10735. 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 …

10736. 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 …

10739. 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.

10743. El Llano en llamas

Juan Rulfo

El Llano en Llamas is a collection of short stories written in Spanish by Mexican author Juan Rulfo and first published in 1953.

10744. 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 …

10746. 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 …

10747. 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.

10748. 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 …

10749. 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 …

10750. 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.

10751. 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 …

10752. 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 …

10754. 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 …

10755. Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Tove Jansson

Who Will Comfort Toffle? is the second picture book in the Moomin series by Tove Jansson. It was first published in 1960. It was first translated into English by Kingsley Hart. An audiobook version of the story was released as an LP album in 1978 by the Swedish acid/psych progg …

10756. 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.

10757. 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 …

10760. 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".

10762. Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One …

10763. Paris 75016: Hell's Diary

Lolita Pille

Money, sex, drugs and love: there is just too much of the first three and little of the last in this spellbinding novel about privileged young adult Parisians. Hell is a lucid, supremely intelligent woman – almost twenty – with enough sense to be disdainful of the moneyed and …

10764. DisneyWar

James B. Stewart

DisneyWar is an exposé of Michael Eisner's 20-year tenure as Chairman and CEO at The Walt Disney Company by James B. Stewart. The book chronicles the careers and interactions of executives at Disney, including Card Walker, Ron W. Miller, Roy E. Disney, Frank Wells, Jeffrey …

10765. Shriek: An Afterword

Jeff VanderMeer

Shriek: An Afterword is a 2006 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. Shriek is set in the fictional city of Ambergris, a recurring setting in VanderMeer's work. The novel was written over a period of eight years, owing in part to "[some scenes that are] very personal."

10766. Ceremony

Robert B. Parker

Ceremony is the ninth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1982. It is the first of three Spenser novels involving the character April Kyle, who returns in Taming a Sea-Horse and Hundred-Dollar Baby.

10767. A Man's Place

Annie Ernaux

Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labor, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. …

10769. Hades' Daughter

Sara Douglass

Hades' Daughter is the first book in the Troy Game series by Sara Douglass.

10771. Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen

Jules Verne

Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen is a Jules Verne novel published in 1878. It deals primarily with the issue of slavery, and the African slave trade by other Africans in particular.

10774. Pornografia

Witold Gombrowicz

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

10776. Day of the Oprichnik

Vladimir Sorokin

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

10777. He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

John Birmingham

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand is a novel by Australian author John Birmingham, first published in 1994 by The Yellow Press. The story consists of a collection of colourful anecdotes about living in share houses in Brisbane and other cities in Australia with variously …

10778. Gold: The Marvellous History of General John …

Blaise Cendrars

In January 1848, John Augustus Sutter, "the first American millionaire," was ruined by one blow of a pickaxe. That blow revealed gold in one of the streams in Sutter's Californian estate, triggering the Gold Rush that brought hordes of greedy miners from every corner of the …

10781. Development as Freedom

Amartya Sen

Development as Freedom is a book by economist Amartya Sen, published in 1999, which focuses on international development.

10782. The Blind Man of Seville

Robert Wilson

The Blind Man of Seville is a 2003 crime novel and thriller by British writer Robert Wilson. The novel is set in the Spanish city of Seville, and is the first book in a quartet featuring protagonist Javier Falcón. The novel was published to much acclaim, and was shortlisted for …

10783. The Old Devils

Kingsley Amis

The Old Devils is a novel by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1986. The novel won the Booker Prize. It was adapted for television by Andrew Davies for the BBC in 1992, starring John Stride, Bernard Hepton, James Grout and Ray Smith. Alun Weaver, a writer of modest celebrity, …

10784. The Knights of the Cross

Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Knights of the Cross or The Teutonic Knights is a 1900 historical novel written by the eminent Polish Positivist writer and the 1905 Nobel laureate, Henryk Sienkiewicz. Its first English translation was published in the same year as the original. The book was serialized by …

10785. Abel's Island

William Steig

Abel's Island is a children's novel written and illustrated by William Steig. It won a Newbery Honor. It was published by Collin Publishers, Toronto, Canada in 1976. It is a survival story of a mouse stranded on an island.

10786. Flaubert's Parrot

Julian Barnes

Flaubert's Parrot is a novel by Julian Barnes that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize the following year. The novel recites amateur Gustave Flaubert expert Geoffrey Braithwaite's musings on his subject's life, and his own, as …

10789. The Malady of Death

Marguerite Duras

The Malady of Death is a 1982 novella by the French writer Marguerite Duras. It tells the story of a man who pays a woman to spend several weeks with him by the sea to learn "how to love".

10790. The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and …

Marc Bloch

The Historian's Craft is a book by Marc Bloch and first published in English in 1954. At that stage he was not as well known in the English-speaking world as he was to be in the 1960s where his works on feudal society and rural history were published. The book was written in …

10792. Betrayal

Aaron Allston

Betrayal is the first of nine books in the Legacy of the Force series, which is set in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. The book is written by Aaron Allston and was released in hardcover on May 30, 2006. The cover artist is Jason Felix. The paperback edition was …

10793. Waking the Moon

Elizabeth Hand

Waking The Moon is a 1994 novel by Elizabeth Hand. It was the winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and The 1996 Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature. It is set mainly in The University of the Archangels and St. John The Divine, a fictional University inspired by The Catholic …

10794. Round the Moon (Airmont Classic)

Jules Verne

After being fired out of the giant Columbiad, the bullet-shaped projectile along with its three passengers, Barbicane, Nicholl and Michel Ardan, begins the five-day trip to the moon. A few minutes into the journey, a small, bright meteor passes within a few hundred yards of …

10795. Family Happiness

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

Family Happiness is an 1859 novella written by Leo Tolstoy, first published in The Russian Messenger.

10796. The Small Rain

Madeleine L'Engle

The Small Rain is a semi-autobiographical novel by Madeleine L'Engle, about the many difficulties in the life of talented pianist Katherine Forrester between the ages of 10 and 19. Published in 1945 by the Vanguard Press, it was the first of L'Engle's long list of books, and was …

10797. Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days is a 1999 compilation of new and previously released stories written by Neil Gaiman and published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics.

10798. Hayduke Lives

Edward Abbey

Hayduke Lives!, written in 1989 by Edward Abbey, is the sequel to the popular book The Monkey Wrench Gang. It was published posthumously in 1990.



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