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.

12001. Equal Danger

Leonardo Sciascia

Equal Danger is a 1971 detective novel by Leonardo Sciascia where a police inspector investigating a string of murders finds himself involved in existential political intrigues. Set in an indeterminate country this novel is informed by the corrupt politics and Mafia of …

12002. The Bancroft Strategy

Robert Ludlum

The Bancroft Strategy is a spy novel credited to Robert Ludlum, posthumously published on October 17, 2006.

12004. Twilight's Child

V. C. Andrews

Twilight's Child was written in 1992 by V. C. Andrews. It is the third novel of five in the Cutler series.

12005. Watchman

Ian Rankin

Watchman is a 1988 novel written by Ian Rankin, and is one of the author's earliest works. Originally published in 1988, it was reissued with a new introduction by Rankin in 2004.

12006. 50th Anniversary Edition (Classic Seuss)

Dr. Seuss

Celebrate sleep with Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming bedtime story picture book. Van Vleck, a very small bug, is getting sleepy, and his yawn—contagious as yawns are—sets off a chain reaction, making all those around him feel sleepy, too! With typically Seussian nods to alarm …

12007. Death of a Gentle Lady

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gentle Lady is the twenty-fourth mystery novel in the Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. It was first published in 2008.

12008. The Cosmic Puppets

Philip K. Dick

The Cosmic Puppets is a novel by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick, published in 1957. It is a revision from his novel A Glass of Darkness, first published in the December 1956 issue of Satellite Science Fiction. In addition to using elements of science fiction and …

12009. Killing Critics

Carol O'Connell

Killing Critics is the third book in the Kathleen Mallory series written by Carol O'Connell. Mallory investigates the murder of Dean Starr, an artist killed in the middle of an exhibition. The killer made the murder appear to be performance art. Mallory and her partner, Sergeant …

12011. The White Giraffe

Lauren St. John

The White Giraffe is a children's novel by Lauren St. John first published in 2006. It is the first in the African Adventures series. Lauren St. John picked out a giraffe for the story because she always wanted to ride one. When St. John was a child living in Zimbabwe, Africa, …

12013. Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding

‘Kissing, Joseph, is but a Prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young Fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing?’Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding’s first full-length novel, depicts the many colourful and often hilarious adventures of a comically chaste servant. …

12014. The Town and the City

Jack Kerouac

The Town and the City is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Harcourt Brace in 1950. This was the first major work published by Kerouac, who later became famous for his second novel On the Road. Like all of Jack Kerouac's major works, The Town and the City is essentially an …

12015. The Golden City

John Twelve Hawks

The Golden City is the third in Fourth Realm Trilogy of dystopian novels written by reclusive author John Twelve Hawks. It was released in the United States on September 8, 2009.

12016. Mortal Fear

Robin Cook

The man who invented medical techno-horror takes you on a startling and chilling odyssey into the origins of life--and death. When an eminent biomolecular geneticist dies violently before his eyes, a doctor must use more than his medical knowledge to explain what he comes to …

12017. The Course of Honour

Lindsey Davis

The Course of Honour is a historical novel by Lindsey Davis, set in ancient Rome and concerning the emperor Vespasian and his lover Caenis. It was the first novel Davis wrote which was set in ancient Rome, but was not published until 1997 after she had become known for the Falco …

12018. The Painted Word

Tom Wolfe

The Painted Word is a 1975 book of art criticism by Tom Wolfe.

12019. So You Want to Be President?

Judith St. George

So You Want to Be President? is a children's picture book written by Judith St. George and illustrated by David Small. Published in 2000, the book features a comprehensive guide to the Presidents of the United States. The book includes information about the education, family, …

12020. Glitz

Elmore Leonard

Glitz is a 1985 novel by author Elmore Leonard, following the story of Detective Vincent Mora who is being stalked by Teddy Magyk, the serial rapist he put away. It was made into a 1988 TV movie starring Jimmy Smits.

12021. Death of a Gentle Lady

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gentle Lady is the twenty-fourth mystery novel in the Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. It was first published in 2008.

12022. The Haunter of the Dark

H. P. Lovecraft

"The Haunter of the Dark" is a horror short story written by H. P. Lovecraft in November 1935, and published in the December 1936 edition of Weird Tales. It was the last-written of the author's known works, and is part of the Cthulhu Mythos. The epigraph to the story is the …

12023. The Nudist on the Late Shift: And Other True Tales …

Po Bronson

The Nudist on the Late Shift: And Other True Tales of Silicon Valley is a book by Po Bronson.

12024. The blue horizon

Wilbur A. Smith

Blue Horizon is a 2003 novel by Wilbur Smith.

12026. A Stillness at Appomattox

Bruce Catton

A Stillness at Appomattox is an award-winning, non-fiction book written by Bruce Catton. It recounts the American Civil War's final year, describing the campaigns of Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia during 1864 to the end of the war in 1865. It is the final volume of the Army of the …

12028. Fire and ice

Julie Garwood

Sophie Rose is a crime reporter at a major Chicago newspaper and the daughter of Bobby Rose, a charming gentleman and big-time thief. When asked to write an exposé about her notorious father, Sophie quits and goes to work at a small newspaper, covering local personalities such …

12029. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1962. The book contains 16 poems, three of which deal with Tom Bombadil, a character who is most famous for his encounter with Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring. The …

12030. The Golden Ocean

Patrick O'Brian

The Golden Ocean is a historical novel written by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1956. It tells the story of a novice midshipman, Peter Palafox, who joins George Anson's voyage around the world beginning in 1740. The story is written much in the language and spelling of the …

12031. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

Roald Dahl

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke is a children's story written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It was first published in London in 1991, after Dahl's death, by Century. The protagonist is a dyslexic vicar, and the book was written to benefit the Dyslexia Institute in …

12032. The Citadel

A. J. Cronin

The Citadel is a novel by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937, which was groundbreaking with its treatment of the contentious theme of medical ethics. It has been credited with laying the foundation in Great Britain for the introduction of the NHS a decade later. In the United …

12033. Both Sides of Time

Caroline B. Cooney

Both Sides of Time is a fiction book and the first of the Time Travelers Quartet series by Caroline B. Cooney. It was first published on July 1, 1995. The hardcover book has 224 pages and was published on October 9, 2001 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. In Both Sides of …

12034. B Is for Beer

Tom Robbins

B is for Beer is a novel by Tom Robbins published in 2009 by HarperCollins. It is presented as a children's book, about Gracie Perke, a young girl exploring the world of beer. She learns why every adult enjoys it and why she's not allowed to drink it.

12035. Nor Crystal Tears

Alan Dean Foster

Nor Crystal Tears is a first-contact novel written by Alan Dean Foster about the meeting of the insectoid Thranx and Man. This sets in motion the creation of the Humanx Commonwealth; the political body that is the union of human and thranx society which forms the foundation for …

12036. Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator

Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator is the first book in the Gilda Joyce mystery series for children written by Jennifer Allison. Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator was published by Dutton Children's Books. There are three books in the series: Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator; …

12037. The Navigator

Clive Cussler

The Navigator is the seventh book in the NUMA Files series of books co-written by best-selling author Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos, and was published in June 2007. The main character of this series is Kurt Austin.

12038. A History of Pi

Petr Beckmann

A History of Pi is a 1970 non-fiction book by Petr Beckmann that presents a layman's introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant pi.

12039. Born of Night

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Night is a book published in 2009 that was written by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

12041. Elephant Run

Roland Smith

Elephant Run is a young adult historical novel by Roland Smith, first published in 2007. It takes place mainly in Burma in the midst of World War II. The main character is Nicholas Freestone, a 14-year-old boy who is sent to live with his father on the family teak plantation to …

12042. Troy: Fall of Kings

David Gemmell

Troy: Fall of Kings is a historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming the final part of the Troy Series. It was finished by his wife, Stella Gemmell, following his death on July 28, 2006 and released under the joint authorship of David and Stella …

12043. 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.

12044. Dead Right

Peter Robinson

Dead Right is the ninth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1997, but has been reprinted a number of times since. When published in the United States, the novel was …

12045. The Sentinel

Arthur C. Clarke

"The Sentinel" is a short story written by Arthur C. Clarke in 1948 and first published in 1951, which was used as a starting point for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, where it was modified and fused with other ideas. Clarke expressed impatience with its common …

12046. The Monster in the Box

Ruth Rendell

The Monster in the Box is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, published in 2009. The novel is the 22nd in the Inspector Wexford series.

12047. Clay

David Almond

Clay is a children's/young adult novel by David Almond, published in 2005. It was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. It was adapted for television in 2008 by Andrew Gunn, and aired on BBC One on March 30 2008.

12048. Lost Girls

Alan Moore

Lost Girls is a graphic novel depicting the sexually explicit adventures of three important female fictional characters of the late 19th and early 20th century: Alice from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Dorothy Gale from L. Frank Baum's The …

12049. The Demon Awakens

R. A. Salvatore

The Demon Awakens is the first book in the first DemonWars Saga trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. The book is also the first out of seven books in the combined DemonWars Saga.

12050. The Mystery of the 99 Steps

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery of the 99 Steps is the forty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1966 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

12051. Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, …

Philip C. Plait

Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax" is a non-fiction book by the American astronomer Phil Plait, also known as "the Bad Astronomer". The book was published in 2002 and deals with various misunderstandings about space and …

12052. The Land of Green Plums

Herta Müller

The Land of Green Plums is a novel by Herta Müller, published in 1994 by Rowohlt Verlag. Perhaps Müller's best-known work, the story portrays four young people living in a totalitarian police state under the Soviet-imposed communist dictatorship in Romania, ending with their …

12053. The Magic of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Magic of Oz: A Faithful Record of the Remarkable Adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, Together with the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Cap'n Bill, in Their Successful Search for a Magical and Beautiful Birthday Present for Princess Ozma of Oz is the …

12054. The Teahouse Fire

Ellis Avery

The Teahouse Fire is a novel by Ellis Avery set in late nineteenth century Japan published by Riverhead in the US in 2006 and to be published by Random House in the UK as a paperback original.

12055. The Good Soldiers

David Finkel

"Finkel, a Pulitzer Prize-­winning writer and editor at The Washington Post, gives full voice to his subjects, infantry soldiers from Fort Riley, Kan. (average age 19), posted in the lethal reaches of Baghdad at the height of the “surge.” Finkel’s own perspective emerges through …

12056. Born to Run

Larry Dixon

Seeking to make their fortunes in human society, the elves of the underworld involve themselves in stock car racing, child pornography, and worse, and three runaway kids find themselves in a heap of trouble. Reissue.

12057. The Circle

Dave Eggers

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, …

12058. The Guide

R. K. Narayan

The Guide is a 1958 novel written in English by the Indian author R. K. Narayan. Like most of his works the novel is based on Malgudi, the fictional town in South India. The novel describes the transformation of the protagonist, Raju, from a tour guide to a spiritual guide and …

12059. Fall of a Kingdom

Hilari Bell

Fall of a Kingdom is the first novel in the Farsala Trilogy by American author Hilari Bell. It was previously published under the name Flame. The series it was in was also referred to as the "Book of Sorahb".

12060. Master of the Five Magics

Lyndon Hardy

Master of the Five Magics is a fantasy novel by Lyndon Hardy, first published in 1980. It is the first of a trilogy set in the same world; the second book is Secret of the Sixth Magic and the third Riddle of the Seven Realms. While the books feature different characters, each …

12061. Aristoi

Walter Jon Williams

Aristoi is a 1992 science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams. It was one of the preliminary candidates for the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel in a particularly competitive year. The cover art for Aristoi was nominated for the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork.

12062. Dissolution

Richard Lee Byers

Dissolution is a fantasy novel by Richard Lee Byers. It is the first book of the War of the Spider Queen hexad, based on the Forgotten Realms setting of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

12063. To Visit the Queen

Diane Duane

To Visit the Queen is a fantasy steampunk novel by Diane Duane. Its plot deals with the invention of nuclear weapons in Victorian Britain, thanks to the evil intervention of 'the lone one' and the efforts of Duane's wizard feline adventurers to save the day. It was a sequel to …

12068. Gateways

F. Paul Wilson

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

12069. The Keeping Place (Bk 3 of The Obernewtyn chronicles)

Isobelle Carmody

The Keeping Place is a science fiction novel by Isobelle Carmody, set in a post apocalyptic world. It is the fourth book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.

12071. The Persistence of Vision

John Varley

A collection of short stories from "the wildest and most original science fictional mind" (George R.R. Martin) of Hugo and Nebula award-winning author John Varley.The Persistance of Vision collects nine amazing fiction stories—including the Hugo and Nebula award-winning title …

12072. Bad Chili

Joe R. Lansdale

Bad Chili is a crime mystery novel by American author Joe R. Lansdale. It is the fourth in the series of books featuring Lansdale's longtime protagonists Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. The two characters couldn't be more different; Hap is a white working class laborer who went to …

12073. The Manhattan Hunt Club

John Saul

The Manhattan Hunt Club is a thriller horror novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on July 31, 2001. The novel follows the story of Jeff Converse, who is falsely convicted of a brutal crime and finds himself trapped in a secret society called the Manhattan Hunt Club.

12075. The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey

Fouad Ajami

The Dream Palace of the Arabs is a 1998 book written by Middle Eastern scholar Fouad Ajami.

12077. Moscow 2042

Vladimir Voinovich

Moscow 2042 is a 1986 novel by Vladimir Voinovich. In this book, the alter ego of the author travels to the future, where he sees how communism has been built up in Moscow: at first, it seems the government has actually been successful in doing so. But slowly it becomes clear …

12079. Never Tell a Lie

Hallie Ephron

Never Tell a Lie is book written by Hallie Ephron.

12082. The Lover's Dictionary

David Levithan

The Lover's Dictionary is a 2011 novel by the American author David Levithan. It is his first novel for adults. This modern love story is told entirely through dictionary entries.

12083. The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School …

Grace Llewellyn

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, originally published in 1991 by Grace Llewellyn, is a book about unschooling and empowerment. Inspired by John Holt's educational views among others, the book encourages teenagers to leave …

12084. Killer Insight

Victoria Laurie

Killer Insight is a book published in 2006 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

12089. Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

Chris Crutcher

Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories is a young-adult fiction short story collection by Chris Crutcher. Most of the stories are related to Crutcher's early work. This book also contains the short story A Brief Moment in the Life of Angus Bethune which first appeared in …

12090. Innocent Graves

Peter Robinson

Innocent Graves is the eighth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1996, but has been reprinted a number of times since. The novel was selected by Publishers Weekly …

12094. The Second Confession

Rex Stout

The Second Confession is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1949. The story was collected in the omnibus volume Triple Zeck. It is the second of three Nero Wolfe novels that involve crime boss Arnold Zeck and his widespread …

12096. Death of an Outsider

Marion Chesney

Death of an Outsider is the third mystery novel in the Hamish Macbeth series by Marion Chesney under her pseudonym M. C. Beaton. It was first published in 1988.

12100. Museum of Terror Volume 2 (Museum of Terror)

Junji Ito

Tomie`s not dead yet. No matter how many times you cut her up, bury her, or drown her, she comes back for more. Every inch of her is a droplet of hellish flesh, and she doesn`t know the meaning of the word `forgiveness`. Junji Ito`s masterpiece mingles modern sensibility with …

12102. Dragonwings

Laurence Yep

Dragonwings is a children's historical novel by Laurence Yep, published by Harper & Row in 1975. It inaugurated the Golden Mountain Chronicles below) and it is the fifth chronicle in narrative sequence among ten published as of 2012. The book is used in school classrooms and …

12109. True Believer

Virginia Euwer Wolff

True Believer is a verse novel for young adults, written by Virginia Euwer Wolff and published by Atheneum Books in 2001. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature. A review in Publishers Weekly observed that Wolff writes with "delicacy and sensitivity".

12112. Castle in the Air

Diana Wynne Jones

Castle in the Air is a young adult fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones, and first published in 1990. The novel is a sequel to Howl's Moving Castle and is set in the same fantasy world, though it follows the adventures of Abdullah rather than Sophie Hatter. The plot is …

12122. 2 States: The Story of My Marriage

Chetan Bhagat

2 States: The Story of My Marriage commonly known as 2 States is a 2009 novel written by Chetan Bhagat. Loosely based on Bhagat's own life, it is the story about a couple coming from two different states in India, who face hardships in convincing their parents to approve of …

12131. Derby Girl

Shauna Cross

Derby Girl is a 2007 novel by Shauna Cross. It tells the story of Bliss Cavendar, a girl from the fictional town of Bodeen, Texas whose mother wants her to compete in beauty pageants, and seeks escape in the world of roller derby. The book was named an American Library …

12142. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Sigmund Freud

While Sigmund Freud is best known for being the father of psychoanalysis and his contributions to the field, he has also written other works that may be a bit less scientific and more accessible to the public. One such book is The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, a work that …

12143. All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller listFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York …

12144. Ballads

Delia Sherman

Illustrated and presented by one of the leading artists in modern fantasy, here are the great songs and folktales of the English, Irish, and Scottish traditions, re-imagined in sequential-art form, in collaboration with some of today's strongest fantasy writers.Here are New York …

12146. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

Betty MacDonald

A classic story from one of the most beloved children's book authors!Mary Poppins meets Nanny McPhee in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic, a hilarious and charming picture book about a magical problem solver that has been delighting readers for generations. Parents love Mrs. …

12147. When Eight Bells Toll

Alistair MacLean

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classicMillions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western …

12148. The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft, the creator of Cthulhu Mythos, is the acknowledged modern master of the macabre, but he also worked with many younger pulp writers. Collected here are a dozen of their experiments in arcane terror, unearthly horror, and inhuman evil. Adding his inimitable touch, …

12149. The Sunbird

Wilbur A. Smith

The Sunbird is a 1972 novel by Wilbur Smith about an archeological dig. The novel was a favourite of Smith's, who claimed it was heavily influenced by H. Rider Haggard. Smith: It was a very important book for me in my development as a writer because at that stage I was starting …

12150. The Eiger Sanction

Trevanian

The Eiger Sanction is a 1972 thriller novel by Trevanian, the pen name of Rodney William Whitaker. The story is about a classical art professor and collector who doubles as a professional assassin, and who is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend. The …

12151. Dorian, an Imitation

Will Self

Dorian, an Imitation is a British novel by Will Self. The book is a modern take on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. The novel was originally published by Viking Press in 2002 and subsequently by Penguin in 2003. Self was originally asked to adapt the Wilde novel into a …

12152. Torpedo Juice

Tim Dorsey

Torpedo Juice is Tim Dorsey's seventh novel, published in 2005. As with Dorsey's previous works, the main character is amateur Florida historian and serial killer Serge A. Storms.

12154. Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do

Peter McWilliams

Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country is a book by Peter McWilliams in which he presents the history of legislation against what he feels are victimless crimes, or crimes that are committed consensually, as well as arguments …

12156. Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress

Daniel Defoe

Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress is a 1724 novel by Daniel Defoe.

12157. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in August 1903. The story is about an impertinent red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. The book …

12158. Accidental Empires

Robert X. Cringely

Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date, is a book written by Mark Stephens under the pen name Robert X. Cringely about the founding of the personal computer industry and the history of …

12159. The Forest People

Colin Turnbull

The Forest People is Colin Turnbull's ethnographic study of the Mbuti pygmies of the then-Belgian Congo. In this widely popular book, the British-American anthropologist detailed his three years spent with the community in the late 1950s. The style is informal and accessible. …

12160. Natasha and Other Stories

David Bezmozgis

Natasha and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Canadian author David Bezmozgis. His first published book, Natasha was published in 2004. Stories from the collection first appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's and Zoetrope All-Story. The book is a collection of …

12161. Letter to My Daughter

Maya Angelou

Letter to My Daughter is the third book of essays by African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. By the time it was published, Angelou had written two other books of essays, several volumes of poetry, and six autobiographies. She was recognized and highly respected as a …

12162. Flatterland

Ian Stewart

In 1884, an amiably eccentric clergyman and literary scholar named Edwin Abbott Abbott published an odd philosophical novel called Flatland, in which he explored such things as four-dimensional mathematics and gently satirized some of the orthodoxies of his time. The book went …

12163. Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length …

12164. The Poacher's Son

Paul Doiron

The Poacher's Son is an Edgar Award nominated book.

12165. Carrie's War

Nina Bawden

Carrie's War is a 1973 British children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick. It is often read in secondary schools for both its literary and its historical interest. Carrie's War received the …

12167. Coal Run

Tawni O'Dell

Coal Run is a 2004 novel by the American writer Tawni O’Dell.

12168. A Fire in the Sun

George Alec Effinger

A Fire in the Sun is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by American writer George Alec Effinger, published in 1989. It is the second novel in the three-book Marîd Audran series, following the events of When Gravity Fails, and concentrating on Marîd's experience as he becomes the …

12169. The Peoples of Middle-earth

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Peoples of Middle-earth is the 12th and final volume of The History of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien from the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. Some characters only appear here. So too do a few other works that did not fit anywhere else.

12170. Conventions of War

Walter Jon Williams

Conventions of War is a science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams. Published in 2005, it is the third novel in Dread Empire's Fall series. The novel is of the space opera subgenre.

12171. American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold

Harry Turtledove

American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold is the second book in the American Empire alternate history series by Harry Turtledove. It takes place during the period of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. During this era in Turtledove's Southern Victory Series world, the …

12172. New and Selected Poems

Mary Oliver

New and Selected Poems is a book written by Mary Oliver.

12175. Harrowing the Dragon

Patricia A. McKillip

A fantasist without equal, Patricia A. McKillip has created worlds of intricate beauty and unforgettably nuanced characters. For 25 years, she's drawn readers into her spell, spinning modern-day fables with a grace rarely seen.Now she presents a book of previously uncollected …

12176. Spirits Rebellious

Kahlil Gibran

Rebellious Spirits is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

12177. Quicker Than the Eye

Ray Bradbury

Quicker Than the Eye is a collection of short stories by American writer Ray Bradbury, published nearly a decade after his last collection.

12178. The Codebreakers

Kahn

The Codebreakers – The Story of Secret Writing is a book by David Kahn, published in 1967 comprehensively chronicling the history of cryptography from ancient Egypt to the time of its writing. The United States government attempted to have the book altered before publication, …

12181. Don't Tell Alfred

Nancy Mitford

Don't Tell Alfred is a novel by Nancy Mitford, first published in 1960 by Hamish Hamilton. It is the third in a trilogy centered on an upper-class English family, and takes place twenty years after the events of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.

12182. Get in the Van

Henry Rollins

Get in the Van is a memoir by singer, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins first published in 1994 by Rollins' own company, 2.13.61 Publications. The book is composed of journal entries that Rollins kept while he was lead singer of the band Black Flag from 1981 to its …

12183. History of the Russian Revolution

Leon Trotsky

The History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky is a 3 volume book on the Russian Revolution of 1917, first published in 1930, translated into English by Max Eastman in 1932. The three parts are: The Overthrow of Tzarism, The Attempted Counter-Revolution and The Triumph of …

12184. The Wild Boys

William S. Burroughs

The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead is a novel by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. It was first published in 1971 by Grove Press. It depicts a homosexual youth movement whose objective is the downfall of western civilization, set in an apocalyptic late twentieth …

12185. The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten

Julian Baggini

Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten offers one hundred philosophical puzzles that stimulate thought on a host of moral, social, and personal dilemmas. Taking examples from sources as diverse as Plato and Steven Spielberg, author Julian Baggini …

12187. Tripoint

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Tripoint is a science fiction novel written by the United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, and was first published by Warner Books in September 1994. It is one of Cherryh's Merchanter novels and is set in the author's Alliance-Union universe.

12188. Net Force

Tom Clancy

Net force is a book written by Tom Clancy, the first part of series with the same title.

12189. The Stupidest Angel

Christopher Moore

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror is the eighth novel by Christopher Moore. Set during Christmas, it brings together several favored characters from his previous books set in the fictional town of Pine Cove, a recurring location in Moore's novels. An …

12190. Svaha

Charles de Lint

Out beyond the Enclaves, in the desolation between the cities, an Indian flyer has been downed. A chip encoded with vital secrets is missing. Only Gahzee can venture forth to find it--walking the line between the Dreamtime and the Realtime, bringing his people's ancient magic to …

12191. By Heresies Distressed

David Weber

By Heresies Distressed is a science fiction novel written by David Weber and published by Tor Books. It is the third book in the Safehold series. It debuted at number 11 on the July 17, 2009, New York Times best-selling hardcover fiction list, number 25 on the July 24, 2009, …

12192. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

Eleanor Cameron

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet is a science fiction/fantasy children's novel written by Eleanor Cameron in 1954. It is set Pacific Grove, California, as well as on a tiny, habitable moon, "Basidium," in an invisible orbit 50,000 miles from Earth. The "Mushroom …

12193. The Bourne Betrayal

Eric Van Lustbader

The Bourne Betrayal is the title for the novel by Eric Van Lustbader and the fifth novel in the Jason Bourne series created by Robert Ludlum. It was published in June 2007. It is Lustbader's second Bourne novel, following The Bourne Legacy that was published in 2004. Lustbader …

12195. Put Out More Flags

Evelyn Waugh

Put Out More Flags, the sixth novel by Evelyn Waugh, was first published by Chapman and Hall in 1942. The novel is set during the first year of the Second World War, and follows the wartime activities of characters introduced in Waugh's earlier satirical novels Decline and Fall, …

12196. Asimov's Mysteries

Isaac Asimov

Asimov's Mysteries, published in 1968, is a collection of 14 short stories by Isaac Asimov, almost all of them science fiction mysteries. The stories were all originally published in magazines between 1954 and 1967, except for Marooned off Vesta, Asimov's first published story, …

12197. This House of Sky: Landscapes of the Western Wind

Ivan Doig

A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing …

12198. Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare

Isaac Asimov

Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, by Isaac Asimov, vols I and II, ISBN 978-0-517-26825-4; Maps by the artist Rafael Palacios. This work gives a short guide to every Shakespeare play, and also his two epic poems. Asimov organizes the plays as follows: Greek Roman Italian The English …

12199. The Stars Shine Down

Sidney Sheldon

The Stars Shine Down is a 1992 novel by Sidney Sheldon.

12200. When my Name was Keoko

Linda Sue Park

When My Name Was Keoko is a 2002 Asian Historic Fiction novel written by Linda Sue Park. It was first published on March 18, 2002 through Clarion Books. The book is set in Korea during World War II, when Japan conquered Korea and was trying to destroy Korean culture. The story …



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