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. 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.

11003. Tenth Grade Bleeds

Heather Brewer

Tenth Grade Bleeds is a novel by Heather Brewer, and the third of five books in the The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod collection.

11005. 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 …

11006. Ludmila's Broken English

DBC Pierre

Ludmila's Broken English is the second novel by Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre. It was published in March 2006.

11007. Postcards from No Man's Land

Aidan Chambers

Postcards from No Man's Land is a young-adult novel by Aidan Chambers, published by Bodley Head in 1999. Two stories are set in Amsterdam during 1994 and 1944. One features 17-year-old visitor Jacob Todd during the 50-year commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem, in which his …

11008. The Winthrop Woman

Anya Seton

First published in 1958, The Winthrop Woman is Anya Seton's historical novel about Elizabeth Fones, the niece and daughter-in-law of John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Elizabeth's first husband was Henry Winthrop, the second son of Gov. Winthrop, …

11009. Swords Against Wizardry

Fritz Leiber

Swords Against Wizardry is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber and Harry Fischer featuring their sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Fischer's contribution was limited to ten thousand words of "The Lords of Quarmall". The book is chronologically the …

11010. The Prime Minister

Anthony Trollope

Plantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while …

11012. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a book written by Jessica Livingston composed of interviews she did with the founders of famous technology companies concerning what happened in their early years.

11014. Power Lines

Anne McCaffrey

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

11015. 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.

11016. The Royal Pain

MaryJanice Davidson

The Royal Pain is a romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson and is the second book in the Alasken Royal Series. This time the focus is on HRH Princess Alexandria Baranov and her romance with Dr. Sheldon Rivers. It is found in 445 WorldCat libraries

11017. The Headless Cupid

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Headless Cupid is a children's novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. First published in 1971, the book was a Newbery Honor book for 1972. After his university-professor father remarries, eleven-year-old David Stanley must make a series of new adjustments: first to his new …

11018. A Medicine for Melancholy

Ray Bradbury

A Medicine for Melancholy is a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury. It was first published in the UK by Hart-Davis in 1959 as The Day It Rained Forever with a slightly different list of stories.

11019. Mutineers' Moon

David Weber

Mutineers' Moon is a 1991 science fiction novel written by American writer David Weber. It is the first book in his Dahak trilogy, and is available in the Baen Free Library. It was later republished in the Empire from the Ashes compendium.

11020. The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice

Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in a new book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the …

11022. Aquamarine

Alice Hoffman

Aquamarine is a novel by Alice Hoffman, published in April 2001. A film adaptation was released in 2006, although the plot of the film bears little resemblance to that of the book.

11024. 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, …

11025. And Be a Villain

Rex Stout

And Be a Villain is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1948. The story was collected in the omnibus volumes Full House and Triple Zeck.

11028. Tactics of Mistake

Gordon R. Dickson

Tactics of Mistake is a science fiction novel written by Gordon R. Dickson which was first published as a serial in Analog in 1970-1971. It is part of Dickson's Childe Cycle series, in which mankind has reached the stars and divided into specialized splinter groups. The fourth …

11029. Shattered

Dean Koontz

Shattered is a 1973 novel by Dean Koontz; it was previously published for Random House under his pseudonym, K.R. Dwyer. The Berkeley edition was published in February 1985, the second printing was in June 1985, and the third printing was in November 1985. For the 1985 printing, …

11030. To Serve Them All My Days

R. F. Delderfield

To Serve Them All My Days is a novel by British author R. F. Delderfield. First published in 1972, the book was adapted for television in 1980. It has been adapted twice by Shaun McKenna, first as a stage play at the Royal Theatre Northampton in 1992 and again as a 5-part series …

11031. The Golden Spiders

Rex Stout

The Golden Spiders is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. It was first published in 1953 by The Viking Press.

11032. In his own write

John Lennon

In His Own Write is a book by John Lennon first published on 23 March 1964. It consists of short stories and poems, and line drawings, often surreal and always nonsensical. The book is notable in that it was the first solo Beatle project in any form. It was followed in 1965 by A …

11033. In the Night Room

Peter Straub

In the Night Room is a 2004 horror-thriller novel by American author Peter Straub and a sequel to his 2003 book Lost Boy, Lost Girl. The work was first published in hardback on October 26, 2004 through Random House and it won the 2004 Bram Stoker Award for Novel. Straub …

11035. The Book of the Law

Aleister Crowley

Liber AL vel Legis is the central sacred text of Thelema, written down from dictation mostly by Aleister Crowley, although Rose Edith Crowley is also known to have written two phrases into the manuscript of the Book after its dictation. Crowley claimed it was dictated to him by …

11036. A Good House

Bonnie Burnard

A Good House is a novel by Canadian writer Bonnie Burnard, published by Picador in 1999. It was the winner of that year's Giller Prize.

11037. The Ninja

Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja novel was written in 1980 by Eric Van Lustbader and is a tale of revenge, love and murder. The author blends a number of known themes together: crime, suspense and Japanese martial arts mysticism. The book is divided into five parts, called "rings," as an apparent …

11039. Mistress Masham's Repose

T. H. White

"She saw: first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step...finally she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door...she went to look at the shell—but looked with the greatest astonishment. There was a baby in it."So …

11040. Play Dead

Harlan Coben

Play Dead is the first novel by American crime writer Harlan Coben. This book was reissued by Signet in September, 2010.

11041. 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 …

11042. 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 …

11044. Hardwired

Walter Jon Williams

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

11046. 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 …

11047. 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 …

11048. 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.

11052. 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 …

11053. 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.

11055. 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 …

11058. 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.

11059. 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 …

11060. 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 …

11061. 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 …

11062. We Have Never Been Modern

Bruno Latour

We Have Never Been Modern is a 1991 book by Bruno Latour, originally published in French as Nous n'avons jamais été modernes : Essai d'anthropologie symétrique. The book is an "anthropology of science" that explores the dualistic distinction modernity makes between nature and …

11063. 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 …

11066. The Walking Dead, Vol. 9

Robert Kirkman

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

11067. 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 …

11070. 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.

11071. Dark Curse

Christine Feehan

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

11072. 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

11075. Dictionary of accepted ideas

Gustave Flaubert

Jacques Barzun's masterful translation proves that Flaubert's Dictionary of Accepted Ideas―an acid catalogue of the clichés of 19th-century France―is as relevant today as ever. Throughout his life Flaubert made it a game to eavesdrop for the cliché, the platitude, the borrowed …

11076. 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 …

11077. Borges Y Los Orangutanes Eternos

Luis Fernando Verissimo

Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold of his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Luis Borges, …

11080. 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 …

11081. 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 …

11082. 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 …

11083. Lakota Woman

Richard Erdoes

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. …

11084. Death and the Devil

Frank Schätzing

Death and Devil is the first novel by Frank Schätzing, but was published only after his second novel Mordshunger. The background is set in the period of 10 to 14 September 1260 in Cologne, and focuses on the struggle for power between the Colognian noblemen and the Archbishop of …

11085. 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 …

11086. 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 …

11087. The People of Hemsö

August Strindberg

The People of Hemsö is an 1887 novel by August Strindberg about the life of people of the island Hemsö in the Stockholm archipelago. Hemsö is a fictional island, but it is based on Kymmendö where Strindberg had spent time in his youth. Strindberg wrote the book to combat his …

11088. 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 …

11089. 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 …

11090. Eight Million Ways to Die

Lawrence Block

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

11091. 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 …

11092. Anna Karenina: v. 2

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

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 …

11094. 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 …

11096. 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.

11097. 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.

11098. 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 …

11099. 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 …

11100. 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 …

11102. 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 …

11104. 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.

11106. Jerusalem

Selma Lagerlof

Jerusalem is a novel by the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf, published in two parts in 1901 and 1902. The narrative spans several generations in the 19th century, and focuses on several families in Dalarna, Sweden, and a community of Swedish emigrants in Jerusalem. It is loosely …

11109. 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 …

11110. 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 …

11111. 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 …

11112. Castle to Castle

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Castle to Castle is the English title of the 1957 novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, titled in French D'un château l'autre. The book features Céline's experiences in exile with the Vichy French government at Sigmaringen, Germany, towards the end of World War II. For the first U.S. …

11114. Memoirs of a Police Sergeant

Manuel Antônio de Almeida

Memoirs of a Police Sergeant is a satirical novel written by the Brazilian author Manuel Antônio de Almeida. It was first published in 1852. The book is full of picturesque descriptions of Rio de Janeiro's life in the early 19th century, including popular feasts and holidays. …

11115. 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 …

11116. 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 …

11118. 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 …

11119. 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.

11120. 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, …

11121. 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.

11122. 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.

11123. Cadillac Beach

Tim Dorsey

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

11127. 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 …

11131. 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 …

11133. 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 …

11134. 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 …

11135. 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 …

11136. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

Gustave Le Bon

One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detail, mass behavior. The book had a profound impact not only on Freud but also on such twentieth-century masters of crowd …

11138. Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

Leif G. W. Persson

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End is a book written by Leif G.W. Persson.

11140. The Paperboy

Pete Dexter

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

11141. 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 …

11142. 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.

11143. 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 …

11144. 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 …

11150. 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 …

11153. Tick Tock

James Patterson

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

11154. 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 …

11155. 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, …

11156. Tonio Kroger

Thomas Mann

PUBLISHED IN GERMAN. This classic novel examines the theme of the soul divided against itself. Tonio Kroger endeavors to resolve within himself the ever-present conflict between art and life; his life is that of the bourgeois but his soul is that of the artist. In an effort to …

11157. 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 …

11158. Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

John McCain

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 …

11159. 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 …

11160. The Icarus Hunt

Timothy Zahn

The Icarus Hunt is a science fiction novel by Timothy Zahn. It was first published in hardcover in August 1999, and was released in paperback in July 2000. It is an homage to the thriller novels of Alistair MacLean.

11161. After Tupac and D Foster

Jacqueline Woodson

After Tupac And D Foster is a novel written by Jacqueline Woodson. The novel received a Newbery Medal Honor in 2009 and won the American Library Association Award and the 2009 Josette Frank Award.

11162. 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 …

11163. A Fatal Inversion

Ruth Rendell

A Fatal Inversion is a 1987 novel by Ruth Rendell, written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. The novel won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger in that year and, in 1987, was also shortlisted for the Dagger of Daggers, a special award to select the best Gold Dagger winner …

11164. 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.

11165. Road of the Dead

Kevin Brooks

The Road of the Dead is a 2006 novel by Kevin Brooks about teenage brothers living in London who travel to the moorland in search of their sister's killer. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Carnegie Medal. The American Library Association named it as one of the Best Books for …

11166. Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New …

Robert Kagan

Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order is an essay by Robert Kagan which attempts to explicate the differing approaches that the United States and the nations of Europe take towards the conduct of foreign policy. Kagan argues that the two have different …

11169. 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.

11170. Eyeless in Gaza

Aldous Huxley

Eyeless in Gaza is a bestselling novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1936. The title originates from a phrase in John Milton's Samson Agonistes: ... Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver; Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him Eyeless in …

11171. 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. …

11172. 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. Black Orchid Deluxe Edition

Neil Gaiman

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

11174. Tik-Tok of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Tik-Tok of Oz is the eighth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum, published on June 19, 1914. The book actually has little to do with Tik-Tok and is primarily the quest of the Shaggy Man to rescue his brother, and his resulting conflict with the Nome King. The endpapers of …

11175. 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 …

11176. The Nine Billion Names of God

Arthur C. Clarke

Over the last thirty years I have written about a hundred short stories, in such varied locales as wartime RAF camps, islands on the Great Barrier Reef, New York hotels, Miami apartments, London suburbs, transatlantic liners, and Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo. They have appeared in …

11178. 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 …

11179. 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 …

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. The Rag and Bone Shop

Robert Cormier

The Rag and Bone Shop is a book written by Robert Cormier. The book was published posthumously in 2001; Cormier died in 2000. The novel takes its name from the final line of William Butler Yeats's poem "The Circus Animals' Desertion".

11182. 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.

11183. Masks of the Illuminati

Robert Anton Wilson

Masks of the Illuminati is a 1981 novel by Robert Anton Wilson, co-author of The Illuminatus! Trilogy and over thirty other influential books. Although not a sequel to the earlier work, it does expand information on many of the topics referred to in the trilogy. The novel …

11184. 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 …

11185. Imperial Woman

Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman is a novel by Pearl S. Buck first published in 1956. Imperial Woman is a fictionalized biography of Ci-xi, who was a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing dynasty until her death in 1908. The story of Tzu Hsi is …

11186. The September Society

Charles Finch

The September Society, by Charles Finch, is the mystery set in Oxford and London, England in autumn 1866, during the Victorian era. It is the second novel in a series featuring gentleman and amateur detective Charles Lenox, and the first of two books Finch has written about …

11187. 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.

11188. 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.

11189. 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.

11190. Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel

Truman Capote

Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette …

11191. The Vampire Tapestry

Suzy McKee Charnas

The Vampire Tapestry is a 1980 fantasy novel by American author Suzy McKee Charnas. The story follows a vampire by the name of Dr. Edward Lewis Weyland as he preys upon humanity while simultaneously trying to uncover who and what he truly is. Weyland is unlike many traditional …

11192. 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 …

11193. Freedomland

Richard Price

Freedomland is a mystery novel by Richard Price

11194. 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 …

11195. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Rachel Field, Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years is a children's novel written by Rachel Field and published in 1929. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1930. In 1999, Susan Jeffers and Rosemary Wells updated and rewrote Hitty's story, adding an episode …

11197. 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 …

11198. The Living

Annie Dillard

The Living is American author Annie Dillard's first novel, a historical fiction account of European settlers and a group of Lummi natives in late 19th century Washington published in 1992. The main action of the book takes place in the Puget Sound settlements of Whatcom, Old …

11199. 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 …



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