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.

11402. 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 …

11404. Dave Barry Turns 40

Dave Barry

Dave Barry Turns 40 is a humor book written by humor Columnist Dave Barry, about turning 40, as well as giving satirical advice on aging.

11405. Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

De la démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as Of Democracy in America, but English translations are usually titled simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed …

11407. The Wanderer

Kahlil Gibran

The Wanderer is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

11408. 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.

11409. Tom Brown's School Days

Thomas Hughes

Tom Brown's School Days is an 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set in the 1830s at Rugby School, a public school for boys. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. The novel was originally published as being "by an Old Boy of Rugby", and much of it is based on …

11411. 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 …

11412. A Door into Ocean

Joan Slonczewski

A Door into Ocean is a 1986 feminist science fiction novel by Joan Slonczewski. The novel shows themes of ecofeminism and nonviolent revolution, combined with Slonczewski's own mastery of knowledge in the field of biology.

11414. Decipher

Stel Pavlou

Decipher is a speculative fiction novel by Stel Pavlou, published in 2001 in England by Simon and Schuster and 2002 in the United States by St. Martin's Press. It is published in many languages with some significant title changes. The Italian and Russian editions have the title …

11415. San Manuel Bueno, Mártir

Miguel de Unamuno

San Manuel Bueno, mártir is a nivola by Miguel de Unamuno. It experiments with changes of narrator as well as minimalism of action and of description, and as such has been described as a nivola, a literary genre invented by Unamuno to describe his work. Its plot centers on the …

11416. Beaufort

Ron Leshem

By turns subversive and darkly comic, brutal and tender, Ron Leshemâs debut novel is an international literary sensation, winner of Israelâs top award for literature and the basis for a prizewinning film. Charged with brilliance and daring, hypnotic in its intensity, Beaufort is …

11417. The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987, …

Octavio Paz

“Paz's poetry is a seismograph of our century’s turbulence, a crossroads where East meets West."―Publishers Weekly Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz is incontestably Latin America's foremost living poet. The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz is a landmark bilingual gathering of all the …

11418. Planet of Twilight

Barbara Hambly

Planet of Twilight is a 1997 novel by Barbara Hambly, set in the Star Wars galaxy.

11419. Steps

Jerzy Kosinski

Steps is a collection of short stories by a Polish-American writer Jerzy Kosinski, released in 1968 by Random House. The work comprises scores of loosely connected vignettes, which explore themes of social control and alienation by depicting scenes rich in erotic and violent …

11420. Fifteen

Beverly Cleary

Fifteen is a juvenile fiction novel written by Beverly Cleary. It was first published in 1956. It chronicles the perspective of a teenage girl entering her first romantic relationship. The book captures the innocent spirit of life in the 1950s, both through the playfully light …

11421. The Thanatos Syndrome

Walker Percy

The Thanatos Syndrome was Walker Percy's last novel. It is a sequel to Love in the Ruins. It tells the story of a former psychiatrist who suspects that something or someone is making everyone in the town crazy and they turn to zombies. In 1989, Percy stated that, in The Thanatos …

11422. The Practice of Programming

Brian Kernighan

The Practice of Programming by Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike is a 1999 book about computer programming and software engineering, published by Addison-Wesley. According to the preface, the book is about "topics like testing, debugging, portability, performance, design …

11423. After the First Death

Robert Cormier

After the First Death is a suspense novel for young adults by American author Robert Cormier. The focus is on the complex relationships that develop between the various characters.

11424. The very persistent gappers of Frip

George Saunders

From the bestselling author of Tenth of December comes a splendid new edition of his acclaimed collaboration with the illustrator behind The Stinky Cheese Man and James and the Giant Peach! Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious images, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is …

11425. Three to See the King

Magnus Mills

Three to See the King, the third novel by Booker Prize-shortlisted author Magnus Mills, published in 2001, is part parable and part speculative fiction. Written after the success of his first book, The Restraint of Beasts, brought him into the media limelight, Three to See the …

11427. Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life

Neil Strauss

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life is a 2009 book on survivalist preparedness by Neil Strauss. In the book, the author gains citizenship of the island nation of St. Kitts, visits a ranch called Gunsite to learn to shoot, and learns techniques for tracking and surviving in …

11428. Dead Lagoon

Michael Dibdin

Dead Lagoon is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the fourth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series. Moonlighting, Zen engineers a posting to his home town of Venice on a pretext in order to investigate the disappearance of an American millionaire on behalf of his American …

11429. The Road to Los Angeles

John Fante

The Road to Los Angeles is a novel by the American writer John Fante. It was written in 1936, but was published posthumously in 1985 by Black Sparrow Press. The novel is one of four featuring Fante's alter ego Arturo Bandini. In the Bandini chronology, it is set after Wait Until …

11430. White Death

Clive Cussler

White Death is the fourth book in the NUMA Files series of books co-written by best-selling author Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos, and was published in 2003. The main character of this series is Kurt Austin.

11431. Jasmine

Bharati Mukherjee

When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a …

11432. Growing up

Russell Baker

Growing Up is a 1982 memoir by author and journalist Russell Baker. An autobiography chronicling Baker's youth in Virginia and his mother's strength of character during the Great Depression, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1983.

11433. Deadlock

Sara Paretsky

Deadlock is a detective novel by Sara Paretsky told in the first person by private eye V. I. Warshawski.

11434. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Alice Schroeder

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life is a biography about Warren Buffett by Alice Schroeder. Before this book was written, Warren Buffett rejected numerous approaches by biographers, journalists, and publishers to cooperate on an account of his life. After …

11436. The Armageddon Inheritance

David Weber

The Armageddon Inheritance is a science fiction novel written by David Weber in two books containing a total of 27 chapters. It is the second book in his Dahak trilogy. Thematically, it forms a duology with Mutineers' Moon; the latter dealt with the suppression of Anu's mutiny …

11437. The Positronic Man

Isaac Asimov

The Positronic Man is a novel co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, based on Asimov's novella The Bicentennial Man. It tells of a robot that begins to display characteristics, such as creativity, traditionally the province of humans; the robot is ultimately declared …

11439. When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry...

Molly Bang

When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry...is a book by Molly Bang.

11441. The Way Things Work

David Macaulay

The Way Things Work is a book by Neil Ardley, illustrated by David Macaulay, as an entertaining introduction to everyday machines, describing machines as simple as levers and gears and as complicated as radio telescopes and automatic transmissions. Every page consists primarily …

11443. Earth Is Room Enough

Isaac Asimov

Earth Is Room Enough is a collection of seventeen short science fiction and fantasy stories and two pieces of comic verse published by Isaac Asimov in 1957. In his autobiography In Joy Still Felt, Asimov wrote, "I was still thinking of the remarks of reviewers such as George O. …

11444. The Big Time

Fritz Leiber

The Big Time is a short science fiction novel by Fritz Leiber. It was awarded the Hugo Award during 1958. The Big Time is a story involving only a few characters, but with a vast, cosmic back story.

11446. Harmful Intent

Robin Cook

Harmful Intent is a novel by Robin Cook. Like most of Cook's other work, it is a medical thriller.

11447. Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, and was first published as a serial 1837–9. The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then apprenticed with an undertaker. He escapes from there and …

11448. April Fool's Day

Bryce Courtenay

April Fool's Day is a 1993 book by Australian author Bryce Courtenay. The book is a tribute to the author's son, Damon Courtenay, a haemophiliac who contracted HIV/AIDS through an infected blood transfusion. The title refers to the date of Damon's death, 1 April 1991. Damon was …

11449. The Loch

Steve Alten

The Loch is a science fiction novel and Legal thriller by Steve Alten, and was first published in 2005. The novel is the story of marine biologist Zachary Wallace.

11450. Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee [director]

Tao of Jeet Kune Do is a book expressing Bruce Lee's martial arts philosophy and viewpoints, published posthumously. The project for this book began in 1970 when Bruce Lee suffered a back injury during one of his practice sessions. During this time he could not train in martial …

11451. The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young …

Naomi Wolf

The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot is a 2007 non-fiction book by author Naomi Wolf, published by Chelsea Green Publishing of White River Junction, Vermont. The book argues that events of the early 2000s paralleled steps taken in the early years of the …

11453. Saint George and the Dragon

Margaret Hodges

Saint George and the Dragon is a book written by Margaret Hodges and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Released by Little, Brown, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1985. The text is adapted from Edmund Spenser's epic poem The Faerie Queene.

11454. Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials

Wayne Douglas Barlowe

Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials is a 1979 science fiction book by artist Wayne Barlowe, with Ian Summers and Beth Meacham. It contains his visualizations of different extraterrestrial life forms from various works of science fiction, with information on their planetary …

11455. Self

Yann Martel

Edgy, funny and devastating, Self is the fictional autobiography of a young writer at the heart of which is a startling twist. This extraordinary life meanders through a rich, complicated, bittersweet world. The discoveries of childhood give way to the thousand pangs of …

11457. The treasure of the Sierra Madre

B. Traven

A CULT MASTERPIECE—THE ADVENTURE NOVEL THAT INSPIRED JOHN HUSTON’S CLASSIC FILM, BY THE ELUSIVE AUTHOR WHO WAS A MODEL FOR THE HERO OF ROBERTO BOLAÑO’S 2666 Little is known for certain about B. Traven. Evidence suggests that he was born Otto Feige in Schlewsig-Holstein …

11459. The Surrendered

Chang-Rae Lee

The Surrendered is a novel by Chang-Rae Lee about the lives of three characters during the Korean War. It was nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

11460. Naamah's Curse

Jacqueline Carey

Naamah's Curse is a book published in 2010 that was written by Jacqueline Carey.

11462. Hangman's Curse

Frank E. Peretti

Hangman's Curse is a 2001 novel by Frank E. Peretti. It is the first book in the Veritas Project series for teenagers.

11464. The taste of apple seeds

Katharina Hagena

Shimmering with the incandescence and irresistible magic of the novels of Alice Hoffman, Joanne Harris, and Aimee Bender, Katharina Hagena's smash international bestseller, The Taste of Apple Seeds, is a story of love and loss that will captivate your heart.When Iris …

11466. Missing Kissinger

Etgar Keret

Missing Kissinger is a second book by Etgar Keret.

11467. Blind Justice

Bruce Alexander Cook

Blind Justice is the first historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

11469. Wednesday's Child

Peter Robinson

Wednesday's Child is the sixth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1992, but has been reprinted a number of times since. It was the first of Robinson's novels to be …

11470. Ruth

Elizabeth Gaskell

Ruth is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in three volumes in 1853.

11471. A Song for Summer

Eva Ibbotson

A Song for Summer is a romance novel by British author Eva Ibbotson, first published in 1997. Eva Ibbotson is possibly best known as an award-winning and prolific author of children's books, but she also wrote many beloved romance novels for the adult market, of which A Song for …

11472. Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman

Knife Edge is a book published in 2003 that was written by Malorie Blackman.

11474. Otherness

David Brin

Otherness is an anthology of science fiction short stories by David Brin. Interspersed in the book are notes on some stories and other short articles by Brin.

11475. Edenborn

Nick Sagan

Edenborn is a 2004 novel by Nick Sagan. It is the sequel to Idlewild, and takes place 18 years after that book. The sequel to this book and the final installment of the trilogy is Everfree.

11476. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

Lenny Bruce

How to Talk Dirty and Influence People is an autobiography by Lenny Bruce, an American satirist and comedian, who died in 1966 at age 40 of a drug overdose. At the request of Hugh Hefner and with the aid of Paul Krassner, Bruce wrote the work in serialized format for Playboy in …

11477. The Republic of Thieves

Scott Lynch

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin), acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. …

11478. Fail-Safe

Eugene Burdick

Fail-Safe is a best-selling novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. The story was initially serialized in three installments in the Saturday Evening Post on October 13, 20, and 27, 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The popular and critically acclaimed novel, released in …

11479. Low Life

Luc Sante

Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York is a 1991 non-fiction book by Luc Sante documenting the life and politics of lower Manhattan from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.

11480. Tainaron

Leena Krohn

Tainaron: Mail From Another City is a science fiction/fantasy novel written in 1985 by Finnish author Leena Krohn. The book is regarded as the author's breakthrough novel. Tainaron was nominated for the Finlandia Prize in 1985, The Nordic Council Literature Prize in 1988, the …

11481. Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther …

Doreen Rappaport

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a book written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier.

11482. Earthlight

Arthur C. Clarke

"Earthlight" is a science fiction short story by Arthur C. Clarke first published in the August 1951 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It was later expanded into the novel Earthlight in 1955.

11483. Mrs. Bridge

Evan S. Connell

Mrs. Bridge is the debut novel of American author Evan S. Connell, first published in 1959. In 117 brief episodes, it tells the story of an upper middle-class, bourgeois family in Kansas City in the period between the First and Second World War, mostly from the perspective of …

11484. The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five

Doris Lessing

The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five is a 1980 science fiction novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It is the second book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series, the first being Shikasta. It was first published in the United States in January …

11485. The FairTax Book

Neal Boortz

The FairTax Book is a non-fiction book by libertarian radio talk show host Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder, published on August 2, 2005, as a tool to increase public support and understanding for the FairTax plan. Released by ReganBooks, the hardcover version held the #1 …

11486. The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Richard Feynman

The Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics textbook based on some lectures by Richard P. Feynman, a Nobel laureate who has sometimes been called “The Great Explainer”. The lectures were given to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology, during …

11488. The Sands of Mars

Arthur C. Clarke

The Sands of Mars is Arthur C. Clarke's first published science fiction novel. While he was already popular as a short story writer and as a magazine contributor, The Sands of Mars was also a prelude to Clarke's becoming one of the world's foremost writers of science fiction …

11490. Somewhere in Time

Richard Matheson

Like What Dreams May Come, which inspired the upcoming movie starring Robin Williams, Somewhere in Time is the powerful story of a love that transcends time and space, written by one of the Grand Masters of modern fantasy.Matheson's classic novel tells the moving, romantic story …

11497. Wolfcry

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Wolfcry is the fourth installment of the Kiesha'ra Series by American author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The book is narrated by Oliza Shardae Cobriana, a fictional character who is the daughter of Zane Cobriana, a cobra shapeshifter, and Danica Shardae, a hawk shapeshifter. She …

11509. Man of many faces

Clamp (manga artists)

Akira Ijyuin lives a double life. By day, he's a top student at the elite CLAMP School, but by night he's the infamous thief 20 Faces. A master of disguise and stealth, the masked thief steals the most unusual objects at the whim of a pair of devious crime-lords...his two …

11511. Unfamiliar Fishes

Sarah Vowell

From the bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates, comes an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. …

11513. La Douleur

Marguerite Duras

La Douleur is a controversial, semi-autobiographical work by Marguerite Duras published in 1985 but drawn from diaries she supposedly wrote during World War II. It is a collection of six texts recounting a mix of her experiences of the Nazi Occupation of France with fictional …

11514. The Old Wives' Tale

Arnold Bennett

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... real haute couture was practised therein; and Gerald was …

11515. Poil De Carotte

Jules Renard

Poil de carotte is a long short story or autobiographical novel by Jules Renard published in 1894, which recounts the childhood and the trials of a redheaded child. It is probably in this miserable childhood story where one should look for the origins of Renard's skepticism and …

11516. Safe Area Goražde

Joe Sacco

Safe Area Goražde is a journalistic comic book about the Bosnian War, written by Joe Sacco. It was published in 2000. The book describes the author's experiences during four months spent in Bosnia in 1994–95, and is based on conversations with Bosniaks trapped within the enclave …

11518. The Begum's Fortune

Jules Verne

When two European scientists unexpectedly inherit an Indian rajah’s fortune, each builds an experimental city of his dreams in the wilds of the American Northwest. France-Ville is a harmonious urban community devoted to health and hygiene, the specialty of its French founder, …

11519. King Kong theory

Virginie Despentes

With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentesin her own words more King Kong than Kate Moss”delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling …

11520. Coup de Grâce

Marguerite Yourcenar

Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, Coup de Grace tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting with the White Russians against the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his best friend from …

11522. Murder in LaMut (Legends of the Riftwar)

Raymond E. Feist

The second novel of a major new Feist acquisition, returning to his best-loved series. Written with Joel Rosenberg. The second Riftwar collaboration, Murder in LaMut, written by masters of fantasy Raymond E. Feist and Joel Rosenburg. The heavy action was supposedly at Crydee …

11523. Fantomas

Marcel Allain

“One episode simply melts away as the next takes over” (The New York Times) in this deliciously sinister turn-of-the-century tale of a French evil genius run rampant. Three appalling crimes leave all of Paris aghast: the Marquise de Langruen is hacked to death, the Princess …

11524. Crossing the Mangrove

Maryse Condé

In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, face down in the mud on a path …

11525. The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By

Georges Simenon

Kees Popinga is a solid Dutch burgher whose idea of a night on the town is a game of chess at his club. Or so it has always appeared. But one night this model husband and devoted father discovers his boss is bankrupt and that his own carefully tended life is in ruins. Before, he …

11526. Which Lie Did I Tell?

William Goldman

Something odd, if predictable, became of screenwriter William Goldman after he wrote the touchstone tell-all book on filmmaking, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983), he became a Hollywood leper. Goldman opens his long-awaited sequel by writing about his years of exile before …

11527. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

Musils Protagonist Ulrich ist gar kein Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Der Romantitel führt da ein wenig in die Irre. Tatsächlich ist es eine "Welt von Eigenschaften ohne Mann", die im Buch nichts Charakteristisches mehr zu bieten hat. Bereits die umwerfende Eingangssequenz macht …

11528. Number Ten

Sue Townsend

Number Ten is the brilliantly funny novel by Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole series. Behind the doors of the most famous address in the country, all is not well. Edward Clare was voted into Number Ten after a landslide election victory. But a few years later and it is …

11529. Violence and the Sacred

René Girard

His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy.

11530. The World Inside

Robert Silverberg

Welcome to Urban Monad 116. Reaching nearly two miles into the sky, the one thousand stories of this building are home to over eight hundred thousand people living in peace and harmony. In the year 2381 with a world population of over seventy-five billion souls, the massive …

11531. In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

Bertrand Russell

In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays is a collection of essays by Bertrand Russell published in 1935. The collection includes essays on the subjects of sociology, philosophy, and economics. In the eponymous essay, Russell argues that if everyone worked only four hours per day, …

11532. The Afghan Campaign

Steven Pressfield

The Afghan Campaign is a historical novel by the American writer Steven Pressfield. It was first published in 2006 by the Broadway division of Random House. It is the story of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 BC through the eyes of Matthias, a young …

11535. Night Work

Thomas Glavinic

Night Work is a 2006 novel by Austrian writer Thomas Glavinic. The book was translated into English in 2008 by John Brownjohn for Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate.

11536. Before Green Gables

Budge Wilson

Before Green Gables is the title of a prequel to the Anne Shirley series. The book was published in 2008 by Puffin, a division of Penguin Books, as part of Puffin's celebration of Anne Shirley's centennial anniversary, which will also see the Anne Shirley series re-released to …

11537. Franquin's Last Laugh

André Franquin

Franquin's Last Laugh is a collection of black comedy comic strips drawn by André Franquin, written by Franquin and Yvan Delporte. The one-page stories first appeared frequently in 1977, in the brief run of the Spirou magazine supplement, Le Trombone illustré. After this …

11541. The Story of the Little Mole Who Went In Search Of …

Werner Holzwarth

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business or The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit is a children's book by German children's authors Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch. The book was first published by Peter Hammer Verlag in 1989; it …

11542. Resistance

Owen Sheers

Resistance is an alternative history novel by Welsh poet and author Owen Sheers. The plot centers around the inhabitants of a valley near Abergavenny in Wales in 1944–45, shortly after the failure of Operation Overlord and a successful German counter-invasion of Britain. A group …

11543. The Dream Songs

John Berryman

The Dream Songs is a compilation of two books of poetry, 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest by the American poet, John Berryman. According to Berryman's "Note" to The Dream Songs, "This volume combines 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, comprising …

11545. The Shadow over Innsmouth

H. P. Lovecraft

The Shadow over Innsmouth is a horror novella by H. P. Lovecraft, written in November–December 1931. It forms part of the Cthulhu Mythos, using its motif of a malign undersea civilization. It references several shared elements of the Mythos, including place-names, mythical …

11546. The Sundering

Walter Jon Williams

The Sundering is a science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams. Published in 2004, it is the second novel in Dread Empire's Fall series. The novel is of the space opera subgenre and revolves around interstellar battles and the relationship between two humans, a male naval …

11547. I Who Have Never Known Men

Jacqueline Harpman

I Who Have Never Known Men, originally published in French as Moi qui n'ai pas connu les hommes, is a 1995 science fiction novel by Belgian author Jacqueline Harpman. It is the first of Harpman's novels to be translated into English. It was originally published by Seven Stories …

11548. Kensuke's Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

Kensuke's Kingdom is a children's novel by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman. It was first published in 1999 by Egmont UK, since when many more editions have been released by various other publishers, such as Scholastic.

11549. Under Western Eyes

Joseph Conrad

Under Western Eyes is a novel by Joseph Conrad. The novel takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Geneva, Switzerland, and is viewed as Conrad's response to the themes explored in Crime and Punishment; Conrad was reputed to have detested Dostoevsky. It is also, some say, …

11551. God's Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène

God's Bits of Wood is a 1960 novel by the Senegalese author Ousmane Sembène that concerns a railroad strike in colonial Senegal of the 1940s. It was written in French under the title Les bouts de bois de Dieu. The book deals with several ways that the Senegalese and Malians …

11552. Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Walter Mosely

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned is a 1997 crime novel by Walter Mosley.

11553. Azazel

Isaac Asimov

Azazel is a character created by Isaac Asimov and featured in a series of fantasy short stories. Azazel is a two-centimeter-tall demon, named after the Biblical demon. Some of these stories were collected in Azazel, first published in 1988. The stories take the form of …

11555. First Blood

David Morrell

First Blood is a 1972 novel by David Morrell. It was adapted into the 1982 film starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo.

11556. Valencia

Michelle Tea

Valencia is a 2000 Lambda Literary Award-winning novel by Michelle Tea. It is an autobiographical and picaresque detailing the narrator's experiences in San Francisco's queer subculture. It includes experimentation with consensual sado-masochism after the author meets Petra, a …

11557. The Jewel That Was Ours

Colin Dexter

The Jewel That Was Ours is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the ninth novel in Inspector Morse series. An American tourist is found dead in her room at the Randolph Hotel, and her prized and very expensive piece of antique jewellery has been stolen. Two days later a battered and …

11558. Forty Thousand in Gehenna

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Forty Thousand in Gehenna, alternately 40,000 in Gehenna, is a 1983 novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. The science fiction novel is set in her Alliance-Union universe between 2354 and 2658, and is one of the few works in that universe to portray the Union …

11559. The Mind's Eye

Oliver Sacks

With compassion and insight, Dr. Oliver Sacks again illuminates the mysteries of the brain by introducing us to some remarkable characters, including Pat, who remains a vivacious communicator despite the stroke that deprives her of speech, and Howard, a novelist who loses the …

11560. The Golden Goblet

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

The Golden Goblet is a children's historical novel by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. It was first published in 1961 and received a Newbery Honor award in 1962. The novel is set in ancient Egypt around 1400 B.C., and tells the story of a young Egyptian boy named Ranofer who struggles to …

11561. Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

Leon Uris

Armageddon, or Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin, is a novel by Leon Uris about post-World War II Berlin and Germany. The novel starts in London during WWII, and goes through to the Four Power occupation of Berlin and the Soviet blockade by land of the city's western boroughs. The …

11562. Sing Down the Moon

Scott O'Dell

Sing Down The Moon is a Children's Literature book written by author Scott O'Dell. It was published in 1970 by Houghton Mifflin. The book received a few awards such as Newbery Medal Honor Book, 1971; Booklist Contemporary Classics for Young Adults, 1984 and Phoenix Award Honor …

11563. Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and …

Ian Buruma

Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance is a book by Ian Buruma.

11565. 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley is a collection of papers written by Aleister Crowley. It was edited and introduced by Dr. Israel Regardie, and is a reference book based on the Hermetic Qabalah.

11566. The Book of Lies

Aleister Crowley

The Book of Lies was written by English occultist and teacher Aleister Crowley and first published in 1912 or 1913. As Crowley describes it: "This book deals with many matters on all planes of the very highest importance. It is an official publication for Babes of the Abyss, but …

11567. Bloodlines

Karen Traviss

A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold, as the legendary Star Wars saga sweeps forward into astonishing new territory.Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds–and the approaching war …

11568. Why Orwell Matters

Christopher Hitchens

Why Orwell Matters, released in the UK as Orwell's Victory, is a book-length biographical essay by Christopher Hitchens. In it, the author relates George Orwell's thoughts on and actions in relation to: the British Empire; the left; the right; the United States; English …

11569. Warday

Whitley Strieber

Warday is a novel by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka, first published in 1984. It is an account of the authors traveling across America five years after a limited nuclear attack in order to assess how the nation had changed after the war. The novel takes the form of a …

11570. Funeral Rites

Jean Genet

Funeral Rites is a 1948 novel by Jean Genet. It is a story of love and betrayal across political divides, written this time for the narrator's lover, Jean Decarnin, killed by the Germans in WWII. The first edition was limited to 1,500 copies; in 1953 the text was revised by …

11571. Police at the Funeral

Margery Allingham

Police at the Funeral is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in October 1931, in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in 1932 in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. It is the fourth novel with the mysterious Albert Campion, aided as usual by …

11572. The Big Sky

A. B. Guthrie

The Big Sky is a 1947 Western novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.. For Wallace Stegner it is "the best" of the six novels in Guthrie's sequence dealing with the Oregon Trail and the development of Montana from 1830, the time of the Mountain Men, to "the cattle empire of the 1880s to the …

11573. The Duchess of Malfi

John Webster

The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audience at The Globe, in 1613–14. Published in 1623, the play is loosely based on …

11574. Spring Moon

Bette Lord

Spring Moon is a novel written by Bette Lord.

11575. A proud taste for scarlet and miniver

E. L. Konigsburg

A proud taste for scarlet and miniver is a book by E. L. Konigsburg.

11576. Voyage on the Great Titanic

Ellen Emerson White

Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, RMS Titanic, 1912 is a romantic historical fiction novel written by Ellen Emerson White, and is the eleventh book of the Dear America series.

11577. The Swords of Night and Day

David Gemmell

The Swords of Night and Day is a fantasy novel by David Gemmell, as well as a pair of legendary swords within the book. They also appear in Gemmell's book White Wolf. The book is set 1000 years following the death of Olek Skilgannon. The novel is an exploration of the future of …

11578. 9tail Fox

Jon Courtenay Grimwood

9tail Fox is a 2005 novel by Jon Courtenay Grimwood.

11580. The Keys to the Street

Ruth Rendell

The Keys to the Street is a crime novel by British writer Ruth Rendell from 1996.

11581. The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Robert A. Heinlein

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long is a selection of aphorisms from one of Robert A. Heinlein's main characters. These were originally published as two "intermissions" in the 1973 novel Time Enough for Love. In the context of the novel, these quotes were selected from Long's much …

11582. The Book of Lights

Chaim Potok

The Book of Lights is a 1981 novel by Chaim Potok about a young rabbi and student of Kabbalah whose service as a United States military chaplain in Korea and Japan after the Korean War challenges his thinking about the meaning of faith in a world of "light" from many sources.

11583. Blood and Memory

Fiona McIntosh

Blood & Memory is a fantasy novel by Fiona McIntosh. The novel was published by 2004 Voyager and is the second novel in the The Quickening trilogy which began with Myrren's Gift and concluded with Bridge of Souls.

11584. The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society #6)

Amanda Quick

**This is a Read Pink edition. In October 2010, Penguin Group (USA) launched a new initiative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, we are pleased to continue the program with a donation of $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation(r) and are …

11585. Fever Crumb

Philip Reeve

Fever Crumb is a young adult post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Philip Reeve, published in 2009. Sequels called A Web of Air and and Scrivener's Moon follow. The books of the Fever Crumb Series are prequels to the Mortal Engines Quartet series of novels by the same author.

11587. Mucho Mojo

Joe R. Lansdale

Mucho Mojo Is a mystery/crime novel by American author Joe R. Lansdale. This is the second in Lansdale's Hap and Leonard series of crime novels.

11588. Gossip Girl #08: Nothing Can Keep Us Together: A …

Cecily von Ziegesar

It's spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference?Blair moves in with Serena and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? …

11589. The Triumph of the Moon

Ronald Hutton

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft is a book of religious history by the English historian Ronald Hutton, first published by Oxford University Press in 1999. At the time, Hutton was a Reader in History at Bristol University, and had previously …

11590. Uhura's Song

Janet Kagan

Uhura's Song is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Janet Kagan published in 1985. Kagan was asked to produce an outline by editor David G. Hartwell, after he read the manuscript of her novel Hellspark. She was unfamiliar with Star Trek and needed to research the …

11596. Gideon's Corpse

Douglas Preston

Gideon's Corpse is a thriller novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The book was released on January 10, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. The book centers around Gideon Crew and is a sequel to Gideon's Sword. The plot focuses on a nuclear scare, the federal reaction, and …

11598. Machine of Death

Ryan North

Machine of Death is a 2010 collection of science fiction short stories edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki. All of the stories center around a device which, when provided with a blood sample, can identify the way a person will die. The machine relays this …

11599. Flinx in Flux

Alan Dean Foster

Flinx in Flux is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is fifth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series. Flinx finds a woman unconscious on a riverbank deep in the jungles of Alaspin where he has gone to release Pip’s offspring. The woman, Clarity …

11600. Demon Thief

Darren Shan

Demon Thief is a book in Darren Shan's Demonata series. Though it is the second book in the series, it is a prequel to Lord Loss, the first book in the series. The protagonist is also different from that of the first book. The narrator here is a new character called Kernel …



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