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.

11601. Autumn in Peking

Boris Vian

Autumn in Peking is a 1947 novel by the French writer Boris Vian. The French critic Bruno Maillé has described it as a surrealist novel, something the surrealists themselves ardently denied.

11602. The prime of life

Simone de Beauvoir

The orime of life is a 1960 book written by Simone de Beauvoir.

11603. 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.

11604. 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 …

11605. 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 …

11606. 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 …

11607. 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 …

11608. 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 …

11609. 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 …

11611. 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 …

11614. 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 …

11619. 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.

11620. 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.

11621. 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 …

11627. 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.

11628. The Keys to the Street

Ruth Rendell

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

11629. 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 …

11630. Rudin

Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev is an author who no longer belongs to Russia only. During the last fifteen years of his life he won for himself the reading public, first in France, then in Germany and America, and finally in England. In his funeral oration the spokesman of the most artistic and …

11631. 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 …

11632. 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 …

11633. The Death of Virgil

Hermann Broch

It is the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, where he will shortly die. Out of the last hours of Virgil's life and the final stirrings of his consciousness, the Austrian …

11634. 9tail Fox

Jon Courtenay Grimwood

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

11635. 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.

11636. The Pharmacist

Ingrid Noll

A gripping psychological mystery from one of Europe's best-selling crime novelists. Would you confide your most intimate secrets to a stranger? Hella Moormann, a pharmacist, finds herself doing just this when she meets the unprepossessing Rosemarie Hirte in hospital. Hella has …

11638. 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 …

11639. 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 …

11640. 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 …

11641. Medea

Christa Wolf

Pity poor Medea--at least, that's what German novelist Christa Wolf would like you to do. True, the woman's reputation is not good: she stands accused of betraying her father, killing her brother, and then serving up her own children as the main course to their unsuspecting …

11642. 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 …

11643. Molly Moon Stops the World

Georgia Byng

Molly Moon Stops The World is the second book in the best-selling series by Georgia Byng. The first book is Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism and the third book is Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time-Travel Adventure.

11645. 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 …

11646. 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 …

11647. 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.

11648. 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.

11650. 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 …

11651. Inside Delta Force

Eric L. Haney

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit is a 2002 memoir written by Eric L. Haney about his experiences as a founding special forces operator in the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta the U.S. Army's counterterrorist unit. Haney …

11652. 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 …

11654. 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 …

11655. The Artificial Silk Girl

Irmgard Keun

In 1931, a young woman writer, living in Germany, penned her answer to Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the era of cinematic glamour. The resulting novel, The Artificial Silk Girl, became an acclaimed bestseller and a masterwork of German literature, in the same …

11658. 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 …

11659. The Great Man

Kate Christensen

The Great Man: A Novel is a 2007 novel by American author Kate Christensen. It won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, beating nearly 350 other submissions and earning Christensen the $15,000 top prize. The story takes place five years after the death, at 78, of celebrated …

11660. Undergången. Hitler och slutet på Tredje Riket

Joachim Fest

Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich is a book by historian Joachim Fest about the last days of the life of Adolf Hitler, in his Berlin Führerbunker in 1945. The book was originally published in Germany in 2002. The English translation was released in 2004. …

11661. The Polysyllabic Spree

Nick Hornby

The Polysyllabic Spree is a 2004 collection of Nick Hornby's "Stuff I've Been Reading" columns in The Believer. The book collates his columns from September 2003 to November 2004, inclusive. It also includes excerpts from such authors as Anton Chekhov and Charles Dickens. In it, …

11662. 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 …

11663. 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 …

11665. A proud taste for scarlet and miniver

E. L. Konigsburg

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

11668. Blue Screen

Robert B. Parker

Blue Screen is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Sunny Randall series.

11669. Fifty Shades Darker

E. L. James

Fifty Shades Darker is a 2012 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the second installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. The first …

11670. Finding Darwin's God

Kenneth R. Miller

Question: Who made us?Answer #1: God made us. Answer #2: Evolution made us.Which is it? What is the true answer to the age-old question of where we came from? Is it even possible to know for sure? In Finding Darwin's God, Kenneth R. Miller offers a surprising resolution to …

11671. The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report

Timothy Ferris

From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of …

11672. Karlson 01. Karlson on the Roof (Tony Ross)

Astrid Lindgren

Imagine Eric's delight when, one day, a little man with a propeller on his back appears hovering at the window! It's Karlson and he lives in a house on the roof. Soon Eric and Karlson are sharing all sorts of adventures, from tackling thieves and playing tricks to looping the …

11673. Stationen der Literatur, Emilia Galotti

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have …

11674. The Emperor's Tomb

Joseph Roth

The Emperor's Tomb is a 1938 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth. The Overlook Press published an English translation by John Hoare in 1984. The novel was adapted into the 1971 film Trotta directed by Johannes Schaaf. New Directions Publishing Corporation published a new …

11675. The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have …

Erik Durschmied

What if it hadn't rained at Agincourt in 1415 and the French had, as expected, won the day? What if one of Napoleon's most trusted commanders had spiked Wellington's guns with a handful of nails at Waterloo in 1815, providing his emperor with victory? What if Hitler hadn't …

11676. I Am Fifteen--And I Don't Want to Die

Christine Arnothy

After hiding in a dismal cellar during the Nazi occupation, a Hungarian girl must flee from the Russians who now control her country

11677. The Langoliers

Stephen King

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The survivors of a plane crash awake in a nightmare, a writer finds himself at the end of an accusing finger, a businessman struggles to uncover the evil driving him mad, and a ravenous dog inhabits a camera, in a horror quartet.

11678. Up at the Villa

W. Somerset Maugham

Now a major motion picture from USA Films starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas (director of Angels and Insects).In Up at the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a wealthy young English woman who finds herself confronted rather brutally by the …

11679. The Whispering Statue

Carolyn Keene

Once again, Nancy faces two puzzling mysteries at once! The first concerns a valuable collection of rare books that Mrs. Horace Merriam commissioned anart dealer to sell--has he swindled her instead? The second mystery revolves around the baffling theft of a beautiful marble …

11680. The Rebels

John Jakes

The Rebels is a historical novel written by John Jakes, originally published in 1975, the second in a series known as The Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, to narrate the story of …

11681. Extinction

Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard is one of the greatest twentieth-century writers in the German language. Extinction, his last novel, takes the form of the autobiographical testimony of Franz-Josef Murau. The intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family, Murau lives in Rome …

11683. Twelve Angry Men

Sherman L. Sergel

A landmark American drama that inspired a classic film and a Broadway revival—featuring an introduction by David Mamet A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a …

11684. Amberville

Tim Davys

“Audacious . . . [a] giddy thrill.” — Los Angeles Times “Weird? Obviously. But oddly gripping and convincing. … Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober—it’s plenty trippy as is.” — Washington Post Amberville, Tim Davys’s first novel about Mollisan Town and …

11685. The Black Spider

Jeremias Gotthelf

The Black Spider is a novella by the Swiss writer Jeremias Gotthelf written in 1842. Set in an idyllic frame story, old legends are worked into a Christian-humanist allegory about ideas of good and evil. Though the novel is initially divided, what is originally the internal …

11686. Stoneheart

Charlie Fletcher

A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. Not all the layers are underground, and not all the lives belong to the living. A 12-year-old boy named George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. On a school trip he's punished for something he didn't do. …

11688. Lie Down in Darkness

William Styron

Lie Down in Darkness is a novel by American novelist William Styron published in 1951. It was his first novel, written when he was 26 years old, and received a great deal of critical acclaim. After graduating from Duke University in 1947, Styron took an editing position with …

11691. The Pickup

Nadine Gordimer

The Pickup is a 2001 novel by South African writer Nadine Gordimer. It tells the story of a couple: Julie Summers, a white woman from a financially secure family, and Abdu, an illegal Arab immigrant in South Africa. After Abdu's visa is refused, the couple returns to his unnamed …

11692. Briefing for a Descent into Hell

Doris Lessing

Briefing for a Descent into Hell is a novel written by Briefing for a Descent into Hell.

11694. White Spider: The Classic Account of the Ascent of …

Heinrich Harrer

The White Spider is a book written by Heinrich Harrer that describes the first successful ascent of the Eiger Nordwand, a mountain in the Berner Oberland of the Swiss Alps with sections devoted to the history of mountaineering in the area. The White Spider tells the story of the …

11695. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Anita Loos

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady is a comic novel written by Anita Loos, first published in 1925. It is one of several famous novels published that year to chronicle the so-called Jazz Age, including Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Van …

11696. The Battle of Evernight

Cecilia Dart-Thornton

The Battle of Evernight is a fantasy novel by Cecilia Dart-Thornton, published in 2003 by Warner Aspect, a division of Time Warner U.S.A., Pan Macmillan U.K., Pan Macmillan Australia, Editrice Nord, Italy, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Netherlands, Pipe Verlag, Germany and A.S.T. …

11698. My Secret History

Paul Theroux

My Secret History is a novel by Paul Theroux published in June 1989 by Putnam Adult in the US and Hamish Hamilton in the UK. The novel follows the life of Andre Parent as he "grows" through his life and the person he becomes through his experiences, experiences that have been …

11699. Martha Quest

Doris Lessing

Martha Quest is a 1952 novel by British Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. Martha Quest is the main character of the first book in the book series The Children of Violence.

11700. A Voyage to Arcturus

David Lindsay

A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. Critic and philosopher Colin Wilson described …

11701. One of Ours

Willa Cather

One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather that won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. It tells the story of the life of Claude Wheeler, a Nebraska native around the turn of the 20th century. The son of a successful farmer and an intensely pious mother, he is guaranteed a …

11702. Ironman

Chris Crutcher

Ironman is a 1995 novel by young adult writer Chris Crutcher who studied art and literature at the University of Notre Dame in his twenties. He created the novel's cover image himself using the medium of oil pastel. The novel is the story of Beauregard Brewster, a high school …

11703. Deeper

Jeff Long

Deeper is a 2007 novel by Jeff Long and is the sequel to his 1999 novel, The Descent. It continues the first book's exploration of the dark subterranean world populated by the brutal hominid offshoot Homo hadalis.

11705. Titan

Stephen Baxter

Titan is a 1997 science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. The book depicts a manned mission to Titan — the enigmatic moon of Saturn — which has a thick atmosphere and a chemical makeup that some think may contain the building blocks of life. Titan was nominated for the Arthur C. …

11706. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume. Imagery and personification are prominent in the work. In a letter to Louis Untermeyer, Frost called it "my best bid for remembrance".

11708. Lost Paradise

Cees Nooteboom

Lost Paradise is a 2004 novel by the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom. It tells the story of two Brazilian women who move to Australia, and of a Dutch middle-aged critic who goes to an Alpine spa.

11709. N-Space

Larry Niven

N-Space is a collection of short stories by American science fiction author Larry Niven released in 1990. Some of the stories are set in Niven's Known Space universe. Also included are various essays, articles and anecdotes by Niven and others, excerpts from some of his novels, …

11710. The Separation

Christopher Priest

The Separation is a 2002 novel by Christopher Priest. It is an alternate history revolving around the experiences of identical twin brothers during the Second World War, during which one becomes a pilot for the RAF, and the other, a conscientious objector, becomes an ambulance …

11711. The Cat Inside

William S. Burroughs

The Cat Inside is the title of an autobiographical novella written by William S. Burroughs and illustrated by Brion Gysin. The book was first published by Grenfell Press in 1986 in an edition of only 133 copies; it was later reissued by Viking Press in 1992 in a mass market …

11712. The Confidential Agent

Graham Greene

The Confidential Agent is a thriller novel by British author Graham Greene. Fueled by Benzedrine, Greene wrote it in six weeks. To avoid distraction, he rented a room in Bloomsbury from a landlady who lived in an apartment below him. He used that apartment in the novel and had …

11713. In Green's Jungles

Gene Wolfe

In Green's Jungles is a book published in 2000 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

11714. Labyrinth of Evil

James Luceno

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing the legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.He’s the scion of an honorable and revered …

11715. Steering the Craft

Ursula K. Le Guin

Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Mariner and the Mutinous Crew is a 1998 nonfiction book by Ursula K. Le Guin. Developed from a writers' workshop led by Le Guin, the book contains self-guided exercises and discussions focused on the …

11716. An Inconvenient Book

Glenn Beck

An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems is a 2007 political narrative written and edited by conservative commentator Glenn Beck

11717. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah …

Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The book describes Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through …

11719. Interesting Times

Terry Pratchett

Interesting Times is the seventeenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, set in the Aurient. The title refers to the common myth that there exists a Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times".

11720. Warchild

Karin Lowachee

Warchild is a science fiction novel by Karin Lowachee. It was published by Warner Aspect in 2002. It won the Warner Aspect First Novel Award. Warchild was also a finalist for the 2002 Philip K. Dick Award.

11721. Inside Job

Connie Willis

Inside Job is a novella by Connie Willis, originally published in the January 2005 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction and later as a hardback by Subterranean Press. In the story, a debunker of pseudoscience encounters a fake medium who seems to be genuinely channelling the …

11723. The Scheme for Full Employment

Magnus Mills

The Scheme for Full Employment is a novel by the English author Magnus Mills, published in 2003 by Flamingo.

11724. Fade

Robert Cormier

Fade is a 1988 young adult novel written by Robert Cormier.

11725. American Nerd: The Story of My People

Benjamin Nugent

American Nerd: The Story of My People is a book by Benjamin Nugent. The book discusses the history and origin of the term "nerd", as well as what the term means in today's age. Some of the important topics discussed include the racial differences for the term "nerd", such as how …

11726. Ruled Britannia

Harry Turtledove

Ruled Britannia is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove, first published in hardcover by New American Library in 2002.

11727. Flying Finish

Dick Francis

Henry Grey takes a dirty, demanding job transporting racehorses by air. But when he discovers that he's actually transporting something altogether different, he has to call upon every ounce of resourcefulness he has to land with his life intact.

11728. Final Impact

John Birmingham

Final Impact is the third volume of John Birmingham's Axis of Time trilogy.

11729. Whittington

Alan Armstrong

Whittington is a children's fantasy novel by Alan Armstrong, published by Random House in 2005 with illustrations by S. D. Schindler. It was a 2006 Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book for Children.

11730. The Girl Who Owned a City

O. T Nelson

The Girl Who Owned a City is the only published novel by O. T. Nelson, first published in 1975. This book, sometimes taught in schools, is considered to be best suited for those between the ages of 12 and 15. A graphic novel adaptation by Dan Jolley with art by Joëlle Jones and …

11731. The Settlers

Vilhelm Moberg

The Settlers is a novel by Vilhelm Moberg from 1956. It is the third and the longest part of the series The Emigrants.

11732. Doubt: A Parable

John Patrick Shanley

Doubt, A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley. Originally staged off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club on November 23, 2004, the production transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in March 2005 and closed on July 2, 2006 after 525 performances and 25 …

11733. The Outsider

Colin Wilson

The Outsider is a non-fiction book by Colin Wilson first published in 1956. Through the works and lives of various artists – including H. G. Wells, Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Harley Granville-Barker, Hermann Hesse, T. E. Lawrence, …

11734. The Brimstone Wedding

Ruth Rendell

The Brimstone Wedding is a 1996 mystery novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine.

11735. Castles of Steel

Robert K. Massie

Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea is a work of non-fiction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert K. Massie. It details the naval actions of the First World War with an emphasis on those of the United Kingdom and Imperial Germany. This book …

11736. Second Stage Lensman

Edward E. Smith

Second Stage Lensmen is a science fiction novel by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.. It was first published in book form in 1953 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 4,934 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding beginning in 1941. Second Stage Lensmen is …

11737. Count Belisarius

Robert von Ranke Graves

Count Belisarius is a historical novel by Robert Graves, first published in 1938, recounting the life of the Byzantine general Belisarius. Just as Graves's Claudius novels were based on The Twelve Caesars of Suetonius and other Roman sources, Count Belisarius is largely based on …

11738. Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart

Joyce Carol Oates

Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart is a 1990 novel by American novelist Joyce Carol Oates. The title is taken from "In the Desert," a poem by Stephen Crane. Oates's novel was nominated for best work of fiction in the 1990 National Book Awards.

11739. Fatal Cure

Robin Cook

Fatal Cure is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook.

11740. A Summer to Die

Lois Lowry

Meg isn't thrilled when she gets stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldn't be more different, and it's hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Molly's beauty and easy popularity. But now that the family has moved to a small house in the …

11741. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

Margaret Weis

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, based on the Dragonlance fictional campaign setting. It is the beginning of the Lost Chronicles trilogy, designed to fill in the gaps in the storyline between the books in the Chronicles …

11744. Star Wars : Darth Bane (2) : Rule of Two

Drew Karpyshyn

Darth Bane: Rule of Two, the sequel to the novel Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, is part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was written by Drew Karpyshyn, and was released on December 26, 2007. The novel centers on the young Sith apprentice Darth Zannah, recently taken …

11747. A Savage Place

Robert B. Parker

A Savage Place is the 8th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The title is from the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem "Kubla Khan." The book's epigraph is an excerpt from the poem, from "And there were gardens" to "A savage place! as holy and enchanted / As e'er beneath a waning moon …

11748. The Story of the Amulet

E. Nesbit

The Story of the Amulet is a novel for children, written in 1906 by English author Edith Nesbit. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet. In it the children re-encounter the Psammead—the "it" in Five …

11749. Roc and a Hard Place

Piers Anthony

Roc and a Hard Place is the nineteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

11750. Duck for President

Doreen Cronin

Duck for President is a children's book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Released in 2004 through Simon and Schuster, the New York Times Best Illustrated Book follows the further adventures of Farmer Brown's animals that were introduced in Click, Clack, …

11751. Martyn Pig

Kevin Brooks

Martyn Pig is a thriller by Kevin Brooks, published on April 1, 2002 by The Chicken House and aimed at teens and young adults. Martyn Pig won the Branford Boase Award in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2002.

11752. Killer on the Road

James Ellroy

Killer on the Road is a crime novel by James Ellroy. First published in 1986, it is a non-series book between the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy and the L.A. Quartet. It was first released by Avon as a mass-market paperback original under the title Silent Terror. But the title intended …

11753. The End of the Matter

Alan Dean Foster

The End of the Matter is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is fourth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

11754. Shatterpoint

Matthew Stover

Shatterpoint is a science fiction novel by Matthew Stover set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars creator George Lucas wrote the prologue to the novel. Its main character is Jedi Master Mace Windu. Stover based Shatterpoint on both Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, and …

11755. Death in a White Tie

Ngaio Marsh

Death in a White Tie is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh. It is the seventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1938. The plot concerns the murder of a British lord after a party. It was adapted for television in a 1993 episode of The Inspector Alleyn …

11756. Trouble in Paradise

Robert B. Parker

Trouble in Paradise is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the second in his Jesse Stone series.

11759. Red Is for Remembrance

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Red Is for Remembrance is a book published in 2005 that was written by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

11760. The Fire Gospel

Michel Faber

Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a bas-relief sculpture: they have been …

11761. Rite of Passage

Alexei Panshin

In 2198, one hundred and fifty years after the desperate wars that destroyed an overpopulated Earth, Man lives precariously on a hundred hastily-established colony worlds and in the seven giant Ships that once ferried men to the stars. Mia Havero's Ship is a small closed …

11762. The Tax Inspector

Peter Carey

The Tax Inspector is a 1991 novel by Australian writer Peter Carey.

11763. Conquerors' Heritage

Timothy Zahn

Conquerors' Heritage is a book published in 1995 that was written by Timothy Zahn.

11764. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, …

E. L. Konigsburg

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth is a children's novel by E. L. Konigsburg. It was published by Atheneum Books in 1967 and next year in the UK by Macmillan under the title Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth and Me. Jennifer, Hecate was the author's first …

11765. Jimmy the Hand

Raymond E. Feist

Jimmy the Hand is the third and final book in Legends of the Riftwar series by Raymond E. Feist. It details the story of Jimmy, a 13- to 16-year-old thief, who after aiding Prince Arutha & Princess Anita escape Krondor and running afoul of Guy Du Bas-Tyra's secret police has …

11766. Assegai

Wilbur A. Smith

Assegai is Wilbur Smith's thirty-second novel, it follows The Triumph of the Sun in which the author brought the Courtney and Ballantyne series together. Assegai tells the story of Leon Courtney and is set in 1906 in Kenya. The events in the story are linked to and precede the …

11767. The Inscrutable Americans

Anurag Mathur

The Inscrutable Americans is a 1991 novel by Anurag Mathur. Tri-Color Communications adapted the book into a film in 1999.

11769. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou is author and poet Maya Angelou's collection of poetry, published by Random House in 1994. It is Angelou's first collection of poetry, published after she read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's …

11770. A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Terry McMillan

A Day Late and a Dollar Short is Terry McMillan's fifth novel. It’s about a family in Las Vegas in 1994. Family charts in the end pages assist readers in keeping track of who is who in the large and dysfunctional Price family.

11772. Necroscope IV: Deadspeak

Brian Lumley

Necroscope IV: Deadspeak is the fourth book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley. It was released in 1990.

11773. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking …

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets is an American children's book by Dav Pilkey, and the second book in the Captain Underpants book series. It was published at some point in February 1999. It marks the first appearance of the Turbo Toilet 2000, the Talking …

11775. John Henry Days

Colson Whitehead

John Henry Days is a 2001 Pulitzer Prize shortlisted novel by African American author Colson Whitehead. John Henry Days is a portrait of America. Through a patchwork of interweaving histories, Whitehead reveals how a nation creates its present through the stories it tells of its …

11776. "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?"

Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan's second volume of war autobiography, "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert, was published in 1974, with Jack Hobbs credited as an editor. This book spans events from January to May 1943, during Operation Torch, the Allied liberation of Africa in …

11777. In the Best Families

Rex Stout

In the Best Families is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1950. The story was collected in the omnibus volumes Five of a Kind and Triple Zeck. This is the third of three Nero Wolfe books that involve crime boss Arnold Zeck and his …

11778. A Crime in the Neighborhood

Suzanne Berne

A Crime in the Neighborhood is a novel by Suzanne Berne. It won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 1999. Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl, the book chronicles a child's murder in a sleepy suburb of Washington, D.C. against the backdrop of the unfolding Watergate scandal.

11779. Bella at Midnight

Diane Stanley

Bella at Midnight is a fantasy novel for children by Diane Stanley. The story is based on the fairy tale Cinderella. It was first published in 2006.

11781. Against Interpretation

Susan Sontag

Against Interpretation is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including "On Style," and the eponymous essay "Against Interpretation." In the last, Sontag argues that in the new approach to aesthetics the …

11783. Count Karlstein

Philip Pullman

Count Karlstein, or, the Ride of the Demon Huntsman is the first children's novel written by British author Philip Pullman. It was published in 1982. The story was originally written by Pullman to be performed as a school play at Bishop Kirk Middle School, Oxford, where Pullman …

11784. The Social Construction of Reality

Peter L. Berger

The Social Construction of Reality is a 1966 book about the sociology of knowledge by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann. The work introduced the term social construction into the social sciences and was strongly influenced by the work of Alfred Schütz. The central concept of …

11785. The Child Garden

Geoff Ryman

The Child Garden is a 1989 science fiction novel by Geoff Ryman. It won both the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1990. The novel is structured as two books with a brief introduction. The first book was originally published in two parts as "Love …

11786. Cup of Gold

John Steinbeck

In the 1670s Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: one to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa …

11787. Cathy's Book

Cathy Briggs

Cathy's Book: If Found Call 266-8233 is a young adult novel with alternative reality game elements by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman, illustrated by Cathy Brigg. It was first published September 12, 2006 by Running Press. It includes an evidence packet filled with letters, …

11788. Moments of Being

Virginia Woolf

MOMENTS OF BEING is a collection containing Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing. The author was well born, and in "Reminiscenses," the first of five pieces, she focuses on the death of her mother, "the greatest disaster that could happen," and its effect on her …

11789. The Templar Revelation

Lynn Picknett

The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ is a book written by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince and published in 1997 by Transworld Publishers Ltd in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. It proposes a fringe hypothesis regarding the relationship …

11790. The 33 Strategies of War

Robert Greene

The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene is a "guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the ... military principles in war.". It is composed of discussions and examples on offensive and defensive strategies from a wide variety of people and conditions, …

11791. 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 …

11792. Author, Author

David Lodge

Framed by a dramatic and moving account of Henry James's last illness, Author! Author! begins in the early 1880s, describing James's friendship with the genial Punch artist, George Du Maurier, and his intimate but problematic relationship with fellow American novelist Constance …

11793. Boy A

Jonathan Trigell

Boy A is the title of a 2004 novel by British writer Jonathan Trigell.

11795. Colonization: Second Contact

Harry Turtledove

Colonization: Second Contact is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first novel of the Colonization series, as well as the fifth installment in the Worldwar series.

11797. Millions

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Millions is a children's novel published early in 2004, the first book by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is an adaptation of his screenplay for the film Millions, although it was released six months before the film. Set in England just before British adoption of …

11799. The Blade Itself

Marcus Sakey

The Blade Itself is a crime thriller novel by Marcus Sakey that was released in January 2007.

11800. Falling Angel

William Hjortsberg

Falling Angel is a 1978 horror novel by William Hjortsberg. Written in a hardboiled detective style with supernatural themes, it was adapted into the 1987 film Angel Heart.



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