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.

11001. The Light Princess

George MacDonald

The Light Princess is a Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald. It was published in 1864. Drawing on inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, it tells the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, both literally and …

11003. Programming Pearls

Jon Bentley

Programming Pearls is a book written by Jon Bentley.

11004. Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy

Martin Lindstrom

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy is a bestselling book by Martin Lindstrom, in which he analyzes what makes people buy. The author attempts to identify the factors that influence buyers' decisions in a world cluttered with messages such as advertisements, slogans, …

11006. Sharpe's Fury

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Fury is the eleventh historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, published in 2006. The story is set in 1811 during Wellington's campaign in the Iberian peninsula.

11009. A History of the American People

Paul Johnson

A History of the American People is a history book written by Paul Johnson, collaborating with Blake Almond. First published in Britain in 1997 and nearly 1,000 pages in length, the book presents a sweep of 400 years of American history from the late sixteenth century to the end …

11010. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on …

Jane Mayer

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals is a non-fiction book written by the American journalist Jane Mayer about Islamic radicalism, the War on Terrorism, and the "closed-doors domestic struggle over whether" U.S. President …

11011. The Logic of Failure: Why Things Go Wrong and What …

Dietrich Dörner

InThe Logic of Failure, Dietrich Dorner identifies the roots of catastrophe, the small, perfectly sensible steps that set the stage for disaster. In incisive analysis of real-life situations and often hilarious computer simulations he helps all those involved in any kind of …

11012. Theater Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Curtain Up is a children's novel about a theatrical family by British author Noel Streatfeild. It was first published in 1944. To remind potential readers of Streatfeild's highly successful first novel, Ballet Shoes, it is often retitled Theatre Shoes, or Theater Shoes in the …

11013. Friedrich

Hans Peter Richter

Friedrich pronounced "FREE-drich" is a novel about two boys and their families. One family is Jewish, and the other is of non-Jewish heritage. They both live and grow together during Hitler's rise to power and reign. It is by the author Hans Peter Richter.

11014. The invention of curried sausage

Uwe Timm

An ingenious, revealing, and charming tale about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food by a woman who met, seduced, and held captive a deserter in April, 1945, just before the war's end.The Invention of Curried Sausage is an ingenious, revealing, and delightful novel …

11015. Power Lines

Anne McCaffrey

Power Lines is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

11016. Child of the Dark Prophecy

T. A. Barron

Child of the Dark Prophecy is the first novel in The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy by T. A. Barron. It is set in a world made up of a great tree and its seven roots inhabited by creatures.

11017. The Braindead Megaphone

George Saunders

The Braindead Megaphone is short story writer George Saunders’s first full length essay collection, published in 2007; it is 272 pages long. The collection has many essays that appeared in The New Yorker and GQ.

11018. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Edwin Lefèvre

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a 1923 roman à clef by American author Edwin Lefèvre which is the thinly disguised biography of Jesse Lauriston Livermore. The Wall Street Journal described the book as a "classic", it was ranked #15 on 'Fortune's 75 The Smartest Books We …

11021. The Daydreamer

Ian McEwan

From the inexhaustible imagination of Ian McEwan--a master of contemporary fiction and author of the Booker Prize-winning national bestseller Amsterdam--an enchanting work of fiction that appeals equally to children and adults.First published in England as a children's book, The …

11022. Evidence of Things Unseen

Marianne Wiggins

This poetic novel, by the acclaimed author of John Dollar, describes America at the brink of the Atomic Age. In the years between the two world wars, the future held more promise than peril, but there was evidence of things unseen that would transfigure our unquestioned trust in …

11023. The Message in the Hollow Oak

Carolyn Keene

A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live …

11024. Lakota Woman

Mary Brave Bird

Lakota Woman is a memoir by Mary Brave Bird, formerly Mary Crow Dog, a Sicangu Lakota. Reared on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, she describes her childhood and young adulthood, which included many historical events associated with the American Indian Movement. …

11025. Sharpe's Devil

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Devil is the twenty-first and ultimate historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series written by Bernard Cornwell and published in 1993. The story is set in 1820, with Sharpe and Harper en route to Chile to find their old friend Blas Vivar. Along the way they encounter …

11026. Babi Yar

Anatoly Kuznetsov

Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel is an internationally acclaimed documentary novel by Anatoly Kuznetsov about the Babi Yar massacre. The two-day murder of 33,771 Jewish civilians on September 29–30, 1941 in the Kiev ravine was one of the largest single mass killings …

11027. The Devils of Loudun

Aldous Huxley

The Devils of Loudun is a 1952 non-fiction novel by Aldous Huxley. It is a historical narrative of supposed demonic possession, religious fanaticism, sexual repression, and mass hysteria which occurred in seventeenth-century France surrounding unexplained events that took place …

11028. A Time to Love and a Time to Die

Erich Maria Remarque

A Time to Love and a Time to Die is a novel written by Erich Maria Remarque.

11029. The Iron Heel

Jack London

The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian", it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's …

11030. Eight Million Ways to Die

Lawrence Block

Eight Million Ways to Die is a book written by Lawrence Block.

11031. One-Dimensional Man

Herbert Marcuse

One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society is a 1964 book by philosopher Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse offers a wide-ranging critique of both contemporary capitalism and the Communist society of the Soviet Union, documenting the parallel rise of new …

11032. Anna Karenina: v. 2

Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment; therefore, the novel's …

11033. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash

Jean Shepherd

In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash is a novel by American humorist Jean Shepherd first published in October 1966. A best-seller at the time of its publication, it is considered Shepherd's most important published work. Portions of the work were adapted into the 1983 movie A …

11035. A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Iris Murdoch

A Fairly Honourable Defeat is a novel by the British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch. Published in 1970, it was her thirteenth novel.

11036. The Paperboy

Pete Dexter

The Paperboy is a 1995 novel published by American author Pete Dexter.

11037. Red Storm Rising

Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising is a 1986 techno-thriller novel by Tom Clancy about a Third World War in Europe between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces, set around the mid-1980s. Though there are other novels dealing with a fictional World War III, this one is notable for the way in which numerous …

11038. Paper Doll

Robert B. Parker

Paper Doll is the 20th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows the Boston-based PI Spenser as he tries to solve the apparently random killing of the well-regarded wife of a local businessman.

11039. Mortal Stakes

Robert B. Parker

Mortal Stakes is the third Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1975. The story centers on the Boston private eye being hired by the Red Sox to find out if their lead pitcher, Marty Rabb, is on the take. The investigation quickly takes him into a deeper, and …

11041. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

Paul Fleischman

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices is a book of poetry for children by Paul Fleischman. It won the 1989 Newbery Medal. The book is a collection of fourteen children's poems about insects such as mayflies, lice, and honeybees. The concept is unusual in that the poems are intended …

11054. Hidden Riches

Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts unveils the intriguing world of antiques dealing, where an independent woman discovers the price of breathless desire—and the schemes of an obsessed killer… Dora Conroy has a passion for antiques—and any other rarities she can …

11059. Tick Tock

James Patterson

Tick Tock is a book written by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge.

11075. The Morganville Vampires 09: Ghost Town

Rachel Caine

Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine. While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire …

11077. Passion

Lauren Kate

Passion is a 2011 young adult fantasy novel from the Fallen series written by Lauren Kate. Passion, the sequel to Torment, continues the story of Lucinda Price who, at the end of the previous book, decides to find out more about her past lives by stepping through an Announcer, …

11079. Shining through

Susan Isaacs

Shining Through is a World War II novel by Susan Isaacs. It was published by HarperCollins in 1988. The book was made into a 1992 film of the same name, starring Michael Douglas as Edward Leland and Melanie Griffith as Linda Voss, but the plot and characters were considerably …

11080. Troubles

J. G. Farrell

Troubles is a 1970 novel by J. G. Farrell. The plot concerns the dilapidation of a once grand Irish hotel, in the midst of the political upheaval during the Irish War of Independence. It is the first instalment in Farrell's acclaimed 'Empire Trilogy', preceding The Siege of …

11083. The lost thing

Shaun Tan

The Lost Thing is a picture book written and illustrated by Shaun Tan that was also adapted into an Academy Award-winning animated short film.

11086. The Matlock Paper

Robert Ludlum

The Matlock Paper is the third suspense novel by Robert Ludlum, in which a solitary protagonist comes face to face with a massive criminal conspiracy. Its protagonist, James Barbour Matlock, is an English professor in his 30s who is recruited by the Department of Justice to …

11087. The children of the New Forest

Captain Marryat

The Children of the New Forest is a children's novel published in 1847 by Frederick Marryat. It is set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their …

11088. The Spire

William Golding

The Spire is a 1964 novel by the English author William Golding. "A dark and powerful portrait of one man's will", it deals with the construction of the 404-foot high spire loosely based on Salisbury Cathedral; the vision of the fictional Dean Jocelin. In this novel, William …

11089. The Great Wall of China (Pocket Penguins 70's)

Franz Kafka

The Great Wall of China is the first posthumous collection of short stories by Franz Kafka published in Germany in 1931. It was edited by Max Brod and Hans Joachim Schoeps and collected previously unpublished short stories, incomplete stories, fragments and aphorisms written by …

11091. The Marriage of Sticks

Jonathan Carroll

The Marriage of Sticks is a novel by the American writer Jonathan Carroll, published in 2000. It tells the story of the relationship between Miranda, who has a successful career and lonely life, and the already-married Hugh. Miranda sees visions and strangers whom she feels she …

11092. Bad Blood

Lorna Sage

Bad Blood is a 2000 work blending collective biography and memoir by the Welsh literary critic and novelist Lorna Sage. Set in post-war North Wales, it reflects on the dysfunctional generations of a family, its problems, and their effect on Sage. It won the 2001 Whitbread Book …

11098. Hardwired

Walter Jon Williams

Hardwired is a 1986 cyberpunk science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams.

11099. Quiet days in Clichy

Henry Miller

Quiet Days in Clichy is a novella written by Henry Miller. It is based on his experience as a Parisian expatriate in the early 1930s, when he and Alfred Perlès shared a small apartment in suburban Clichy as struggling writers. It takes place around the time Miller was writing …

11100. Conan

Robert E. Howard

Conan is a 1967 collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various pulp …

11101. 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.

11106. Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Howard Rheingold

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution is a book by Howard Rheingold dealing with the social, economic and political changes implicated by developing technology. The book covers subjects from text-messaging culture to wireless Internet developments to the impact of the web on …

11107. The Boat of a Million Years

Poul Anderson

The Boat of a Million Years is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson first published in 1989 and nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel that same year. It was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Prometheus Award in 1990.

11109. The Slave Dancer

Paula Fox

The Slave Dancer is a children's book written by Paula Fox and published in 1973. It tells the story of a boy called Jessie Bollier who witnessed first-hand the savagery of the African slave trade. The book not only includes an historical account, but it also touches upon the …

11112. The four-story mistake

Elizabeth Enright

The Four-Story Mistake is a children's novel by award-winning author Elizabeth Enright. The second of her four books about the Melendy family, it is preceded by The Saturdays, and is followed by Then There Were Five, and Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze.

11113. Shadows Over Baker Street

Michael Reaves

Shadows Over Baker Street is an anthology of stories, each by a different author and each concerning an exploit of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes set against the backdrop of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. The collection is edited by Michael Reaves and John Pelan, who …

11114. Madame

Antoni Libera

The comic "sentimental education" of a schoolboy who falls in love with his French teacher. Madame is an unexpected gem: a novel about Poland during the grim years of Soviet-controlled mediocrity, which nonetheless sparkles with light and warmth.Our young narrator-hero is …

11115. Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism

Vladimir Lenin

Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by Vladimir Lenin, describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperialist colonialism, as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits. The essay is a synthesis of Lenin’s …

11116. Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery

Richard Brautigan

Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery is a novel by Richard Brautigan written in 1975. The story takes place in San Francisco, California in the early 1970s. The title character is a papier mache bird that shares the front room of a San Francisco apartment with a …

11119. The Walking Dead, Vol. 9

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Vol. 9 is a book written by Charlie Adlard and Robert Kirkman.

11120. Stations of the Tide

Michael Swanwick

Stations of the Tide is a science fiction novel by American author Michael Swanwick. Prior to being published in book form in 1991, it was serialized in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in two parts, starting in mid-December 1990. It won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in …

11123. Planet of Exile

Ursula K. Le Guin

Planet of Exile is a 1966 science-fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin in her Hainish Cycle. It was first published as an Ace Double following the tête-bêche format, bundled with Mankind Under the Leash by Thomas M. Disch.

11124. Dark Curse

Christine Feehan

Dark Curse is a novel written by American author Christine Feehan.

11125. Sliver of Truth

Lisa Unger

Sliver of Truth is a novel by bestselling author Lisa Unger. It is the second book featuring Ridley Jones and follows Beautiful Lies

11127. Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Pope John Paul II

Crossing the Threshold of Hope was written in 1994 by Pope John Paul II. It was published originally in Italian by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore and in English by Alfrede A. Knopf, Inc. It is distributed by Random House, Inc., New York City. By 1998, the book had sold several …

11128. Revolution in the Head

Ian MacDonald

Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties is a book by British music critic and author Ian MacDonald, discussing the music of the Beatles and the band's relationship to the social and cultural changes of the 1960s. The first edition was published in 1994, with …

11129. A Confession and Other Religious Writings

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings--on issues of faith, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality--reflect his intellectual search for truth and a religion firmly grounded in reality. The selection includes 'A Confession,' 'Religion and Morality,' 'What Is …

11131. 700 Sundays

Billy Crystal

Actor and comedian Billy Crystal has forged a highly successful career by portraying other people in movies like When Harry Met Sally… and City Slickers. But in 700 Sundays, a memoir based on his one-man Broadway play of the same name, Crystal tells his own story, dissecting an …

11132. The Born Queen

Greg Keyes

The Born Queen is a fantasy novel by Greg Keyes. It's the fourth and last novel in the series The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone.

11133. Starclimber

Kenneth Oppel

Starclimber is the third book in the Matt Cruse fantasy series, written by Canadian author Kenneth Oppel. "-Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries go higher than ever when they take part in the very first expedition to outer space -- and the journey turns out to be even more thrilling, …

11134. Starlight

Erin Hunter

Starlight is a children's fantasy novel, the fourth book in Erin Hunter's bestselling Warriors: The New Prophecy series. The hardback was released on April 4, 2006 and the paperback on March 27, 2007.

11135. Spellsinger

Alan Dean Foster

Spellsinger is a fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book follows the adventures of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather who is transported from our world into a land of talking animals and magic. It is the first in the Spellsinger series.

11136. Cadillac Beach

Tim Dorsey

Cadillac Beach is the sixth novel written by Tim Dorsey, published in 2004.

11144. Around the World in 80 Days

Michael Palin

Around the World in 80 Days is the book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC TV program Around the World in 80 Days. This trip was intended to follow in the footsteps of the Phileas Fogg in the Jules Verne book Around the World in Eighty Days. The use of aeroplanes was …

11148. Harvest Home

Thomas Tryon

Harvest Home is a 1973 novel by Thomas Tryon, which he wrote following his critically acclaimed 1971 novel, The Other. Harvest Home was a New York Times bestseller. The book became an NBC mini-series in 1978 titled The Dark Secret of Harvest Home, which starred Bette Davis and …

11150. Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

Julie Andrews Edwards

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years is a best-selling memoir written by Julie Andrews. It was published on April 1, 2008 by Hyperion. Home tells the story of Julie Andrews' life up until 1963, when she left England for Hollywood to shoot Mary Poppins and is intended as part one of …

11151. Counting heads

David Marusek

Counting Heads is a science fiction novel by David Marusek, published in 2005 by Tor Books. Counting Heads is an expansion of Marusek's 1995 short story "We Were Out of Our Minds with Joy", which serves as the first chapter of Counting Heads. Mind Over Ship, a sequel to Counting …

11152. Dancing shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Wintle's Wonders is a children's novel about a theatrical troupe by Noel Streatfeild. It was first published in 1957, and in 1958 was published in the US as Dancing Shoes, a title which has also been used in more recent UK editions. A number of Streatfeild's children's novels …

11156. The Tower: Tales from a Lost Country

Uwe Tellkamp

In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall. This striking tapestry of the East German experience is told through the tangled lives of a soldier, surgeon, nurse and publisher. With evocative detail, Uwe Tellkamp …

11158. He Knew He Was Right

Anthony Trollope

He Knew He Was Right is an 1869 novel written by Anthony Trollope which describes the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a wilful wife. As is common with Trollope's works, there are also several substantial …

11159. Power Play

Anne McCaffrey

Power Play is a book published in 1995 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

11160. Freedomland

Richard Price

Freedomland is a mystery novel by Richard Price

11161. t zero

Italo Calvino

t zero is a 1967 collection of short stories by Italian author Italo Calvino. The title story is based on a particularly uncertain moment in the life of a lion hunter. This second in time, t₀, is considered by the hunter against known previous seconds and hypothetical future …

11162. Solomon Gursky Was Here

Mordecai Richler

Solomon Gursky Was Here is a novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler first published by Viking Canada in 1989.

11163. The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel …

David Deutsch

The Fabric of Reality is a book by physicist David Deutsch written in 1997. The text was initially published on August 1, 1997 by Viking Adult.

11164. Song Yet Sung

James McBride

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s eastern …

11166. The Wanderer

Kahlil Gibran

The Wanderer is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

11167. Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath

Carlo Ginzburg

Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath is a study of visionary traditions in Early Modern Europe written by the Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg. First published by Giulio Einaudi in 1989 under the Italian title Storia notturna: Una decifrazione del Sabba, it was later …

11168. Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion …

Richard Fortey

"The excitement of discovery cannot be bought, or faked, or learned from books," London Natural History Museum senior paleontologist Richard Fortey writes in Life. The first chapter, an engrossing account of an Arctic fossil-hunting expedition he undertook as a university …

11170. A Swift Pure Cry

Siobhan Dowd

A Swift Pure Cry is a 2006 novel by Siobhan Dowd about a teenager named Shell who lives in County Cork, Ireland. It won the 2007 Branford Boase Award and the Eilís Dillon Award.

11171. How Far Can You Go?

David Lodge

How Far Can You Go? is a novel by British writer and academic David Lodge. It was renamed Souls and Bodies when published in the United States. It won the Whitbread Book of the Year award, and went straight into paperback in Penguin Books in 1981.

11173. Rights of Man

Thomas Paine

Rights of Man presents an impassioned defense of the Enlightenment principles of freedom and equality that Thomas Paine believed would soon sweep the world. He boldly claimed, "From a small spark, kindled in America, a flame has arisen, not to be extinguished. Without consuming …

11174. Interview with History

Oriana Fallaci

Interview with History is a book consisting of interviews by the Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci, one of the most original and controversial interviewers of her time. She interviewed many world leaders of the time. Those in this book include Henry Kissinger, Golda …

11175. A Loyal Character Dancer

Qiu Xiaolong

The second book in the Inspector Chen investigationsInspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort US Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn …

11177. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears

Ellen Datlow

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears is the third book in a series of collections of re-told fairy tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

11178. Hosts

F. Paul Wilson

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

11179. Seeing Voices

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks has been described (by The New York Times Book Review) as "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century," and his books, including the medical classics Migraine and Awakenings, have been widely praised by critics from W. H. Auden to Harold Pinter to Doris …

11180. 1634: The Baltic War

David Weber

1634: The Baltic War is a sequel to both the first-of-type sequels, Ring of Fire and 1633. It had to await schedule co-ordination by the two authors, which proved difficult and delayed the work by nearly two years. It continues the 'Main' or 'Central European thread' centered on …

11181. Without Warning

John Birmingham

Without Warning, is an alternate history novel written by Australian author John Birmingham, released in Australia in September 2008 and in the United States and the United Kingdom in February 2009. It is the first book in a new stand-alone universe. The novels After America and …

11182. Turning Thirty

Mike Gayle

Turning Thirty is the third novel from Birmingham born lad–lit writer Mike Gayle. It follows the story of Matt Beckford who is on the cusp of his life-changing thirtieth birthday.

11183. The Sky People

S. M. Stirling

The Sky People is a 2006 science fiction novel by American writer S. M. Stirling. It takes place on the planet Venus in an alternate solar system where probes from the United States of America and the Soviet Union, find intelligent life and civilizations on both Venus and Mars. …

11184. Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish

Morgan Llywelyn

Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish is a 1984 historical fantasy novel by Morgan Llywelyn. It depicts a hypothetical migration of Galicians to Ireland, led by Amergin the bard and the Sons of the Mil. It is loosely based on the Early Irish Lebor Gabála Érenn or The Book of Invasions …

11185. The Art of Memory

Frances Yates

The Art of Memory is a 1966 non-fiction book by British historian Frances A. Yates. The book follows the history of mnemonic systems from the classical period of Simonides of Ceos in Ancient Greece to the Renaissance era of Giordano Bruno, ending with Gottfried Leibniz and the …

11186. Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord is a 1994 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the tenth of the Flashman novels.

11188. A Gun for Sale

Graham Greene

A Gun for Sale is a 1936 novel by Graham Greene. The novel was first published by Doubleday Doran in the U.S. in June 1936 as This Gun For Hire; it was published by William Heinemann in the U.K. in July 1936 as A Gun For Sale. Raven is a man dedicated to ugly deeds. When Raven …

11189. Shock

Robin Cook

Shock is a novel written by Robin Cook in 2001. It's a medical science fiction woven around a fertility clinic that uses unethical means to get rich.

11190. The Kissing Hand

Audrey Penn

The Kissing Hand is an American children's picture book written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak. It features a mother raccoon comforting a child raccoon by kissing its paw. First published by the Child Welfare League of America in 1993, it has …

11191. Black Projects, White Knights

Kage Baker

Black Projects, White Knights is a collection of short stories written by Kage Baker and published by small-press science fiction publisher Golden Gryphon Press, assembling various short stories set in the universe of The Company series, which comprises the bulk of her published …

11192. Poirot's Early Cases

Agatha Christie

The unabridged tales in this Mystery Masters audiobook include all the ones in the print book first published in 1974. With each case, Poirot further proves his reputation as the greatest mind in detective fiction. In "The Plymouth Express," the body of the daughter of a wealthy …

11194. Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

Mark Salter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest …

11195. James Joyce

Richard Ellmann

James Joyce by Richard Ellmann was published in 1959. It is widely accepted as a masterpiece of literary biography. Anthony Burgess was so impressed with the biographer's work that he claimed it to be "the greatest literary biography of the century". It provides an intimate and …

11196. Mothers and Sons

Colm Toibin

Mothers and Sons is a collection of short stories written by Irish writer Colm Tóibín and published in 2006. The book was published in hardback by Picador, and each of its stories explores an aspect of the mother-son relationship. All take place in contemporary Ireland, except …

11197. Black Orchid Deluxe Edition

Neil Gaiman

Black Orchid Deluxe Edition is a book written by Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman.

11198. The House of Doctor Dee

Peter Ackroyd

This novel centres on the famous 16th-century alchemist and astrologer John Dee. Reputedly a black magician, he was imprisoned by Queen Mary for allegedly attempting to kill her through sorcery. When Matthew Palmer inherits an old house in Clerkenwell, he feels that he has …



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