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.

11201. Black Orchid Deluxe Edition

Neil Gaiman

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

11202. 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 …

11203. 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 …

11207. 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 …

11210. 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.

11211. 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 …

11212. 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 …

11213. 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 …

11215. Nine Tomorrows

Isaac Asimov

Nine Tomorrows is a collection of nine short stories and two pieces of comic verse by Isaac Asimov. The pieces were all originally published in magazines between 1956 and 1958, with the exception of the closing poem, "Rejection Slips", which was original to the collection. The …

11216. Round the Moon (Airmont Classic)

Jules Verne

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

11218. 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 …

11221. 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 …

11223. 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.

11224. Freedomland

Richard Price

Freedomland is a mystery novel by Richard Price

11225. 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".

11226. 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 …

11227. 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 …

11228. 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 …

11229. 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 …

11230. Across the Sea of Suns

Gregory Benford

Across the Sea of Suns is a 1984 hard science fiction novel by American writer Gregory Benford. It is the second novel in his Galactic Center Saga, and continues to follow the scientist Nigel Walmsley, who encountered a machine extraterrestrial in the previous book, In the Ocean …

11231. 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. …

11232. The Flying Classroom

Erich Kästner

The Flying Classroom is a 1933 novel for children written by the German writer Erich Kästner. In the book Kästner took up the predominantly British genre of the school story, taking place in a boarding school, and transferred it to an unmistakably German background.

11233. 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.

11234. 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 …

11235. 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 …

11236. 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 …

11237. The Ego and the Id

Sigmund Freud

The Ego and the Id is a prominent paper by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. It is an analytical study of the human psyche outlining his theories of the psychodynamics of the id, ego and super-ego, which is of fundamental importance in the development of psychoanalysis. The study …

11238. Power Play

Anne McCaffrey

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

11239. 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.

11240. 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 …

11241. 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.

11242. 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 …

11243. The Birth Of Tragedy, And The Case Of Wagner

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music is an 1872 work of dramatic theory by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It was reissued in 1886 as The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism. The later edition contained a prefatory essay, An Attempt at …

11244. 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 …

11245. 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 …

11246. 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.

11247. Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the …

Stephen Levy

Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age is a book written by Steven Levy about cryptography, and was published in 2001. Levy details the emergence of public key cryptography, digital signatures and the struggle between the NSA and the …

11249. 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.

11251. Gold: The Marvellous History of General John …

Blaise Cendrars

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

11252. 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 …

11253. The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and …

Marc Bloch

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

11255. Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale

Donna Jo Napoli

Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale is a 2007 young adult novel written by Donna Jo Napoli. It appears in numerous school and public library reading lists. The book depicts the world of the slave trade around the year 900 in Ireland.

11256. 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 …

11257. The Malady of Death

Marguerite Duras

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

11258. Paris 75016: Hell's Diary

Lolita Pille

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

11259. 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 …

11261. 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 …

11262. 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 …

11265. A Man's Place

Annie Ernaux

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

11266. 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.

11268. 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.

11269. 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 …

11270. 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 …

11271. A Necessary End

Peter Robinson

A Necessary End is the third 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.

11272. On War

Carl von Clausewitz

Vom Kriege is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and published posthumously by his wife Marie von Brühl in 1832. It has been translated into English several times as On …

11274. 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 …

11275. Unicorn Point

Piers Anthony

Unicorn Point is a book published in 1989 that was written by Piers Anthony.

11276. 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 …

11277. 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.

11278. 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 …

11279. 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 …

11282. The Enchanted Wood

Enid Blyton

The Enchanted Wood is a children's novel written by Enid Blyton, the first in The Faraway Tree series.

11283. Buddha Da

Anne Donovan

Anne Marie's dad, a Glaswegian painter and decorator, has always been game for a laugh. So when he first takes up meditation at the Buddhist Center, no one takes him seriously. But as Jimmy becomes more involved in a search for the spiritual, his beliefs start to come into …

11284. The Upstairs Room

Johanna Reiss

A Life in HidingWhen the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two …

11285. The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."―Frank Rich Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are …

11286. The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Volume V: …

Jane Austen

This is part of a complete set of Jane Austen's novels collating the editions published during the author's lifetime and previously unpublished manuscripts. The books are illustrated with 19th century plates and incorporate revisions by experts in the light of subsequent …

11287. Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington Politics

Allen Drury

In this seminal work of political fiction, Allen Drury has penetrated the world's stormiest political battleground and the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the president calls upon the Senate to confirm …

11288. Shadow Country

Peter Matthiessen

2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERPeter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, …

11289. Memoirs of a Survivor

Doris Lessing

The Memoirs of a Survivor is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing. It was first published in 1974 by Octagon Press. It was made into a film in 1981, starring Julie Christie and Nigel Hawthorne, and directed by David Gladwell.

11291. 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 …

11292. Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March

Adam Zamoyski

Moscow 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March is a non-fiction book analysing the events and circumstances during the French Invasion of Russia and the events during the reign of Napoleon, which would, ultimately, mark the ending of the Napoleonic empire after his troops were defeated …

11293. 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 …

11294. The Gospel According to the Son

Norman Mailer

The Gospel According to the Son is a 1997 novel by Norman Mailer. It purports to be the story of Jesus Christ, told autobiographically.

11295. The Wild Swans

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Wild Swans" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her eleven brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen. The tale was first published on 2 October 1838 as the first installment in Andersen's Fairy Tales Told for Children. New …

11296. Voss

Patrick White

Voss is the fifth published novel of Patrick White. It is based upon the life of the nineteenth-century Prussian explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt who disappeared whilst on an expedition into the Australian outback.

11297. The Homecoming

Harold Pinter

The Homecoming is a two-act play written in 1964 by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter and it was first published in 1965. Its premières in London and New York were both directed by Sir Peter Hall and starred Pinter's first wife, Vivien Merchant, as Ruth. The original Broadway …

11298. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Liaquat Ahamed

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World is a nonfiction book by Liaquat Ahamed about events leading up to and culminating in the Great Depression as told through the personal histories of the heads of the Central Banks of the world's four major economies at the time: …

11299. The Duke's Children

Anthony Trollope

The Duke's Children is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in 1879 as a serial in All the Year Round. It is the sixth and final novel of the Palliser series.

11300. The Englishman's Boy

Guy Vanderhaeghe

The Englishman's Boy is a novel by Guy Vanderhaeghe, published in 1996 by McClelland and Stewart, which won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in 1996 and was nominated for the Giller Prize. It deals with the events of the Cypress Hills Massacre as told 50 …

11301. How to Live: A Life of Montaigne

Sarah Bakewell

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do …

11302. Ethel and Ernest

Raymond Briggs

Ethel and Ernest is a graphic novel by English author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. It tells the story of the lives of Briggs' parents from their first meeting in 1928 to their deaths in 1971.

11304. Failure Is Not an Option

Gene Kranz

In 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik and the ensuing space race. Three years later, Gene Kranz left his aircraft testing job to join NASA and champion the American cause. What he found was an embryonic department run by whiz kids (such as himself), sharp engineers and …

11306. In Xanadu: A Quest

William Dalrymple

In Xanadu is a 1989 travel book by William Dalrymple. In Xanadu traces the path taken by Marco Polo from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to the site of Shangdu, famed as Xanadu in English literature, in Inner Mongolia, China. The book begins with William Dalrymple …

11307. The Infinities

John Banville

The Infinities is a 2009 novel by the Irish writer John Banville.

11309. The Red House Mystery

A. A. Milne

The Red House Mystery is a "locked room" whodunnit by A. A. Milne, published in 1922. It was Milne's only mystery novel.

11310. The Missionary Position

Christopher Hitchens

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice is an essay by the British-American journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens published in 1995. It is a critique of the work and philosophy of Mother Teresa, the founder of an international Roman Catholic …

11311. The Long Lavender Look

John D. MacDonald

The Long Lavender Look is the twelfth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. After the preceding book, Dress Her in Indigo, which was largely set in Mexico, The Long Lavender Look not only returns to McGee's usual haunt of Florida, but is almost entirely set in …

11312. The Rise of Silas Lapham

William Dean Howells

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, …

11314. Foundation's Triumph

David Brin

Foundation's Triumph is a science fiction novel by David Brin, set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe. It is the third book of the Second Foundation trilogy, which was written after Asimov's death by three authors, authorized by the Asimov estate. Brin synthesizes dozens of …

11315. Newton's Cannon

Greg Keyes

Newton's Cannon is the first novel in Gregory Keyes's The Age of Unreason series. The main protagonist for the novel is Benjamin Franklin; other key characters to the novel are James Franklin - Ben's brother, John Collins - Ben's friend, as well as Adrienne and King Louis XIV - …

11316. The Third Wave

Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave is a book published in 1980 by Alvin Toffler. It is the sequel to Future Shock, published in 1970, and the second in what was originally likely meant to be a trilogy that was continued with Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century …

11317. A Catskill Eagle

Robert B. Parker

A Catskill Eagle is the 12th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1985. The title comes from a quote from Herman Melville.

11318. Thirteen Days

Robert F. Kennedy

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis is Robert F. Kennedy's account of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The book was released in 1969, a year after his assassination. Thirteen Days describes the meetings held by the Executive Committee, the team assembled by US …

11320. The Place of Dead Roads

William S. Burroughs

The Place of Dead Roads is a 1983 novel by William S. Burroughs, the second book of the trilogy that begins with Cities of the Red Night and concludes with The Western Lands. It chronicles the story of a gay gunfighter in the American West, beginning with the gunfighter’s death …

11321. On Blue's Waters

Gene Wolfe

On Blue's Waters is a book published in 1999 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

11323. In the President's Secret Service

Ronald Kessler

In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect is a book by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler, published on August 4, 2009, detailing the United States Secret Service involvement in protecting …

11324. 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 …

11325. A Damsel in Distress

P. G. Wodehouse

A Damsel in Distress is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 4 October 1919 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, on 15 October 1919. It had previously been serialised in The Saturday Evening Post, …

11326. The Emperor's Code

Gordon Korman

The Emperor's Code is the eighth book in The 39 Clues series written by Gordon Korman. The book's cover, revealed on March 2, 2010, shows a red mask with codes imprinted in specific areas against a purple background. After the release, readers were asked to find three of the …

11327. Epic

Conor Kostick

Epic is a novel written by Conor Kostick. It is the first book in the Avatar Chronicles trilogy and was published in 2004 by The O'Brien Press Ltd.

11328. The foretelling

Alice Hoffman

A coming-of-age story that pierces the soul and heals the spirit, this is the tale of the future leader of the Amazon women warriors. Rain must hold fast to her inner warrior, but she is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy.

11329. Lon Po Po

Ed Young

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China is a children's picture book translated and illustrated by Ed Young. It was published by Philomel in 1989. Young won the 1990 Caldecott Medal for the books illustrations.

11330. The Alchemy of Stone

Ekaterina Sedia

The Alchemy of Stone is the third novel by Ekaterina Sedia. It is an urban fantasy/steampunk novel dealing with an automaton's involvement in a proletarian revolution in the fictional city of Ayona.

11331. The Black Pearl

Scott O'Dell

The Black Pearl is a young adult novel by Scott O'Dell first published in 1967 about the coming of age of the son of a pearl dealer living in the Baja peninsula. It was a Newbery Honor book in 1967.

11332. Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank …

Julian Rubinstein

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts is a book by Julian Rubinstein.

11334. Mrs. de Winter

Susan Hill

Mrs de Winter is a novel by Susan Hill published in 1993. It is the sequel to the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

11335. Sphinx

Robin Cook

Sphinx is a 1979 novel by Robin Cook. Unlike most of his novels, its theme is Egyptology and the modern black market in antiquities rather than medicine. Set in 1980, mainly in Egypt, it deals with a young American Egyptologist named Erica Baron on a working vacation in Egypt …

11336. Brain

Robin Cook

Brain is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook. It describes how a future generation of computers will work hard-wired to human brains.

11337. The Journeyer

Gary Jennings

The Journeyer is a historical novel about Marco Polo, written by Gary Jennings and first published in 1984.

11338. 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 …

11341. 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 …

11343. Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

Donald Johanson

Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind is a book written by Donald Johanson and Maitland A. Edey.

11344. Puck of Pook's Hill

Rudyard Kipling

Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as …

11345. The New Rebellion

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The New Rebellion is a 1996 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and published by Bantam Spectra. The novel is set thirteen years after the Battle of Endor in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

11346. Strange Piece of Paradise

Terri Jentz

Strange Piece of Paradise: A Return to the American West to Investigate My Attempted Murder—And Solve the Mystery of Myself is a non-fiction book by the American writer Terri Jentz. It was released in 2006.

11347. 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 …

11349. First Light

Rebecca Stead

First Light is a young adult science fiction and mystery novel by Rebecca Stead, first published in 2007. The novel follows Peter, who is in Greenland with his father and mother for research on global warming, and Thea, who lives in Gracehope, an underground colony located below …

11350. We Are the Ship

Kadir Nelson

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball is a book by Kadir Nelson.

11351. Ice

Sarah Beth Durst

When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairy tale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth. Now that Cassie is older, she knows the story was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives …

11353. Morning, Noon and Night

Sidney Sheldon

Morning, Noon and Night is a 1995 novel by Sidney Sheldon.

11354. Legion

William Peter Blatty

Legion is a 1983 horror novel by William Peter Blatty, a sequel to The Exorcist. It was made into the movie The Exorcist III in 1990. Like The Exorcist, it involves demonic possession. The book was the focus of a court case over its exclusion from the The New York Times Best …

11355. Orange Crush

Tim Dorsey

Orange Crush is Tim Dorsey's third novel, and the first not to star Serge A. Storms as the main character. It is a frequently dark spoof of the politics of Florida and the United States' involvement in the Balkans.

11356. Inherit the stars

James P. Hogan

Inherit the stars is a book published in 1977 that was written by James P. Hogan.

11357. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Yiyun Li

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers is the debut story collection by Yiyun Li. It received the 2005 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, Guardian First Book Award, Whiting Writers' Award and California Book Award for first …

11358. A Vision of Murder

Victoria Laurie

A Vision of Murder is a book published in 2005 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

11359. Star Trek Memories

William Shatner

Star Trek Memories is the first of two volumes of autobiography dictated by William Shatner and transcribed by MTV editorial director Christopher Kreski. In the book, published in 1993, Shatner interviews several cast members of Star Trek: The Original Series with the notable …

11360. Split Image

Robert B. Parker

Split Image is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the ninth and final novel in his Jesse Stone series. It was published a month after his death.

11361. Thin Air

Robert B. Parker

Thin Air is the 22nd Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he searches for the wife of his longtime associate, Sgt. Frank Belson of the Boston Police Department.

11364. Orphan Star

Alan Dean Foster

Orphan Star is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is Foster's eighteenth published book, his fifth original novel, and is chronologically the third entry in the Pip and Flinx series. Bloodhype was the second novel to include Pip and Flinx, but it is …

11365. The Dark

Marianne Curley

The Dark is a fantasy novel written by Marianne Curley. It is the second book in the Guardians of Time Trilogy.

11367. Harris and Me

Gary Paulsen

Harris and Me is a children's novel written by award-winning author Gary Paulsen. It was first published in 1993. The book is composed of a collection of vignettes with a subheading to preview each chapter. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named …

11368. Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza Loses Control, is a Newbery Honor book by Jack Gantos and is the sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. This realistic fiction book was published in the year 2000 and describes the challenging life of young Joey suffering from an attention deficit disorder.

11369. The Sons of Heaven

Kage Baker

The Sons of Heaven is a science fiction novel written by Kage Baker. It is the last in her series of novels about The Company. The Company, formally known as Dr. Zeus Inc., exists in the 24th century but employs immortal cyborgs to recover and save valuable artifacts in the …

11370. Polity Agent

Neal Asher

The thrilling fourth installment in Neal Asher’s Cormac series.From eight hundred years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien Maker” back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic …

11372. The Wings of Merlin

T. A. Barron

The Wings of Merlin is a children's fantasy novel by T.A. Barron. It is the fifth book in the Lost Years of Merlin epic about the legendary wizard Merlin's youth. It was published by Philomel in 2000, and republished by Puffin Books in 2011 under the title A Wizard's Wings. …

11373. Silver Is for Secrets

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Silver Is or Secrets is a book published in 2005 that was written by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

11374. Avalon

Anya Seton

Avalon is a 1965 novel by the American author Anya Seton. It is a fictional story about Saint Rumon and Merewyn, set against a broad historical background of Anglo-Saxon England and the Viking expansion to Iceland and Greenland. It follows their journey and acceptance into the …

11377. Until the Final Hour

Traudl Junge

Until the Final Hour, also published as Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary or simply Hitler's Last Secretary is a memoir of the last days of Hitler's government, written by Traudl Junge in 1947, but not published till 2002 and 2003. The book was part of the basis for …

11379. Trials And Tribulations

Theodor Fontane

Meanwhile Lena had drawn up a wooden chair near her old mother, because she knew that this was Baron Botho's favorite place; but Frau Dörr, who was fully impressed with the idea that a Baron must occupy the seat of honor, had meanwhile risen, and with the blue fleecy mass …

11380. Iracema

José de Alencar

Iracema is one of the three indigenous novels by José de Alencar. It was first published in 1865. The novel has been adapted into films twice in 1917 as a silent film and in 1949 as a sound film.

11382. Letters from Rifka

Karen Hesse

Letters From Rifka is a children's historical novel by Karen Hesse, published by Holt in 1992. It features a Jewish family's emigration from Russia in 1919, to Belgium and ultimately to the U.S., from the perspective of daughter Rifka, based on the personal account by Hesse's …

11383. Rabbit Hill

Robert Lawson

Rabbit Hill is a children's novel by Robert Lawson that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1945.

11384. 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 …

11385. Detectives in togas

Henry Winterfeld

In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.Yes, Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school, but no, he did …

11386. King & King

Linda de Haan

King & King is a young children's book by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland. It was originally written in Dutch, but later translated into English. In the United States, it was published by Berkeley, California-based Tricycle Press in 2002; as of 2009, 20,000 copies have been …

11387. Great Sky River

Gregory Benford

Great Sky River is a Nebula Award nominated 1987 novel written by author Gregory Benford as a part of his Galactic Center Saga series of books.

11388. 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 …

11390. Rogue Male

Geoffrey Household

1930-something: a professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator’s private compound. He does. He has the potential target in his …

11391. The Various

Steve Augarde

The Various is a children's fantasy novel written and illustrated by Steve Augarde, published in 2003. It is the first book of the Touchstone Trilogy which continues with Celandine and Winter Wood. The trilogy tells the story of the hidden tribes of little people who live in a …

11393. Phaze Doubt

Piers Anthony

Phaze Doubt is a book published in 1990 that was written by Piers Anthony.

11394. Dinosaur Planet

Anne McCaffrey

Dinosaur Planet is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It was a paperback original published in 1978, by Orbit Books and then by Del Rey Books, the fantasy & science fiction imprints of Futura Publications and Ballantine Books respectively. A …

11395. The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dali

The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí is an autobiography by the internationally famous artist Salvador Dalí published in 1942 by Dial Press. The book was written in French and translated to English by Haakon Chevalier. It covers his family history, his early life, and his early work …

11397. Ring of Fire

Eric Flint

Ring of Fire is the third published book by editor-author-historian Eric Flint of the 1632 series, an alternate history series begun in the novel 1632. The Ring of Fire is both descriptive of the cosmic event as experienced by the series' characters, but also is at times used as …

11399. 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. …

11400. C

Tom McCarthy

C has been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.The acclaimed author of Remainder, which Zadie Smith hailed as “one of the great English novels of the past ten years,”gives us his most spectacularly inventive novel yet. Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth …



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