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. Honoured Enemy

Raymond E. Feist

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 …

10605. 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 …

10608. 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 …

10609. Night Passage

Robert B. Parker

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

10610. 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.

10611. 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.

10612. 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, …

10614. 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 …

10616. 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 …

10617. 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 …

10618. 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 …

10620. 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.

10621. 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 …

10622. 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.

10623. 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 …

10624. 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.

10625. 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 …

10627. 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 …

10628. 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 …

10629. 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 …

10630. 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 …

10631. 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 …

10632. 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 …

10634. 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 …

10635. The Longest Journey

Edward-Morgan Forster

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

10636. 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 …

10637. 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 …

10644. 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 …

10645. Come to Me

Amy Bloom

Come to Me is a book written by Amy Bloom.

10647. Pagan Babies

Elmore Leonard

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

10650. 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 …

10653. 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.

10654. 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, …

10658. 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 …

10660. 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.

10662. 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.

10668. 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 …

10669. 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 …

10670. 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 …

10671. 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,

10672. The Marriage of Figaro

Bernard Sahlins

One of the greatest comedies in French theatre history, Beaumarchais' Le Mariage de Figaro is a dynamic text of humour and social satire which still works well on stage today, and was the inspiration for Mozart's opera.Although ostensibly set in Spain, the play satirises certain …

10673. 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. …

10674. Alabama Song

Gilles Leroy

Alabama Song is a French-language novel by French novelist Gilles Leroy. It is a fictional autobiography of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although Gilles Leroy always insisted the book was not a biography but a novel, it relied on a large body of factual …

10675. 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 …

10676. 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 …

10677. 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 …

10678. 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 …

10679. 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 …

10680. Les Paradis artificiels

Charles Baudelaire

Les Paradis Artificiels is a book by French poet Charles Baudelaire, first published in 1860, about the state of being under the influence of opium and hashish. Baudelaire describes the effects of the drugs and discusses the way in which they could theoretically aid mankind in …

10681. 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 …

10682. 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 …

10683. 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 …

10686. 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 …

10689. 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 …

10690. 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 …

10691. 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 …

10692. 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 …

10693. 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.

10694. 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 …

10698. 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 …

10701. 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 …

10702. 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.

10703. 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 …

10704. Le Souffle des Dieux

Bernard Werber

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

10706. The Tenth Man

Graham Greene

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

10707. 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.

10708. 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 …

10710. 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. …

10711. 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 …

10712. 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.

10713. 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 …

10715. 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.

10716. 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 …

10719. 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.

10720. 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 …

10721. 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 …

10722. Deathworld

Harry Harrison

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

10725. A Clubbable Woman

Reginald Hill

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

10726. 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 …

10727. Conquerors' Pride

Timothy Zahn

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

10728. 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 …

10730. 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.

10731. 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 …

10734. 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.

10735. 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 …

10737. 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 …

10738. 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.

10739. 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 …

10740. 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 …

10741. 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.

10743. 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 …

10744. 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 …

10745. 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 …

10746. 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 …

10747. 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.

10748. 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 …

10750. 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".

10751. 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 …

10752. 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, …

10754. 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 …

10756. Prador Moon

Neal Asher

Neal Asher takes on first contact, Polity style. This original novel recounts the first contact between the aggressive Prador aliens, and the Polity Collective as it is forced to retool its society to a war footing. The overwhelming brute force of the Prador dreadnaughts causes …

10757. Lolly Willowes or the Loving Huntsman

Alison Lurie

Sylvia Townsend Warner began her literary career as a poet, and her first novel is as nimble and precise as poetry and reads as if it might have been composed to a meter. Like some of Jane Austen's fiction, Lolly Willowes is a comedy about the perils, pleasures, and consolations …

10759. 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 …

10760. 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 …

10761. Beggars and Choosers

Nancy Kress

Beggars and Choosers is a Hugo-nominated 1994 science-fiction novel by Nancy Kress. It is a sequel to the Hugo-winning Beggars in Spain, and was followed by Beggars Ride in 1996.

10763. Skeleton Coast

Clive Cussler

Skeleton Coast is the 4th installment of the The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler & Jack B. Du Brul. It involves Juan Cabrillo and his crew of concerned mercenaries, as they attempt to quell a revolution, support and spark another and save the East Coast of America from …

10764. The Viper's Nest

Peter Lerangis

The Viper's Nest is the seventh book in The 39 Clues series. It was written by Peter Lerangis and was released by Scholastic on February 2, 2010. The 39 Clues series is intended for children aged 8–12, and takes the form of a multimedia adventure story spanning 10 books. The …

10765. 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.

10766. Sacred Stone

Clive Cussler

Sacred Stone is the second book in The Oregon Files series of novels by best-selling author Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo. It was released on October 5, 2004 by Berkley. The main character, Juan Cabrillo, is the captain of the Oregon, an ultramodern warship disguised as a …

10767. Ha'penny

Jo Walton

Ha'penny is an alternate history novel written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books in October, 2007.

10768. Hades' Daughter

Sara Douglass

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

10769. The Last Dragonlord

Joanne Bertin

The Last Dragonlord is the first in a series of books written by Joanne Bertin. It takes place in a world of truehumans, truedragons, and dragonlords - beings which have both human and dragon souls and can change from human to dragon and vice versa at will. The Last Dragonlord …

10770. The Quantum Thief

Hannu Rajaniemi

The Quantum Thief is the debut science fiction novel by Hannu Rajaniemi and the first novel in a trilogy featuring Jean le Flambeur. It was published in Britain by Gollancz in 2010, and by Tor in 2011 in the US. It is a heist story, set in a futuristic solar system, that …

10771. 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.

10772. Death in Paradise

Robert B. Parker

Death in Paradise is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the third in his Jesse Stone series. It was made into a film in 2006.

10774. 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.

10775. All My Sons

Arthur Miller

All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1987. The play opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947, closed on November 8, 1947 and ran for 328 performances. It was directed by Elia …

10776. Dog Soldiers

Robert Stone

Like Michael Herr's Dispatches, Robert Stone's National Book Award-winning novel Dog Soldiers trades on a hallucinatory vision of Vietnam as a place in which all honor and morality are ceded to the mere business of survival -- and, better, survival with personal profit. "This is …

10777. Bart Simpson's Guide to Life

Matt Groening

Bart Simpson's Guide to Life is a humorous book published in the United States in 1993 by HarperCollins. It includes advice from the Simpsons character Bart Simpson on how to deal with life. The book was written by several authors, and was helped into print by Matt Groening. It …

10778. Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer

Tanith Lee

Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer is a short story collection of dark fantasy retellings of popular fairytales by British author Tanith Lee. Contrary to what the title may suggest, it not only includes retellings of fairytales by the Brothers Grimm, but also by …

10779. 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 …

10780. Logan's World

William F. Nolan

Logan's World is a science fiction novel by William F. Nolan. It is a sequel to Logan's Run, written by Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.

10781. White Wolf

David Gemmell

White Wolf is a 2003 novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It was the penultimate Drenai Series novel written but falls between The Legend of Deathwalker and Legend in terms of chronology.

10782. The Great War: Breakthroughs

Harry Turtledove

The Great War: Breakthroughs is the third and final installment of the Great War trilogy in the Southern Victory Series of alternate history novels by Harry Turtledove. It takes the Southern Victory Series to 1917.

10783. Funny Boy

Shyam Selvadurai

Funny Boy is a coming-of-age novel by Canadian author Shyam Selvadurai. First published by McClelland and Stewart in September 1994, the novel won the Lambda Literary Award for gay male fiction and the Books in Canada First Novel Award. Set in Sri Lanka where Selvadurai grew up, …

10785. Stone Fox

John Reynolds Gardiner

Stone Fox is a short children's novel by John Reynolds Gardiner. It is the first and best known of Gardiner's books. Stone Fox was acclaimed and very popular when it was published in 1980. It sold three million copies and was turned into a television movie starring Buddy Ebsen, …

10787. 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.

10789. The Raging Quiet

Sherryl Jordan

The Raging Quiet is a novel by Sherryl Jordan. It takes place in medieval times, when God was cherished and witches were burned. The novel revolves around a beautiful, hardworking young woman named Marnie, who is sent off to be married to a lord in order to let her family keep …

10790. 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 …

10791. The Carbon Diaries: 2015

Saci Lloyd

The Carbon Diaries: 2015 is a 2009 young adult novel written by Saci Lloyd, popular in the United Kingdom.

10792. The Lemon Table

Julian Barnes

The Lemon Table is the second collection of short stories produced by Julian Barnes, and has the general theme of old age. It was first published in 2004 by Jonathan Cape.

10793. 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.

10794. Development as Freedom

Amartya Sen

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

10795. Family Happiness

Leo Tolstoy

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

10796. 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 …

10797. Secrets of the Morning

V. C. Andrews

Secrets of the Morning is a novel written by V. C. Andrews in 1991. It is the second novel in the Cutler series.

10798. The Human Condition

Hannah Arendt

A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of …

10799. Charlotte Sometimes

Penelope Farmer

Charlotte Sometimes is a children's novel by British writer Penelope Farmer, published in 1969 by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and by Harcourt in the USA. It is the third and best known of three books featuring the Makepeace sisters, Charlotte and Emma, and inspired the song …

10800. The Mirror of Merlin

T. A. Barron

The Mirror of Merlin is a 1999 fantasy novel by T. A. Barron published by Penguin. It is the fourth of The Lost Years of Merlin, a five-book series providing a childhood story for the legendary Merlin, wizard of Arthurian legend. In a remote swamp on the magical isle of …



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