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.

12207. Missing Person

Patrick Modiano

Winner of the Prix Goncourt In this strange, elegant novel, winner of France's premier literary prize, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of French memory.For ten years Guy Roland has lived …

12209. 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 …

12210. 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 …

12218. The Time In Between

David Bergen

The Time in Between is a novel by Canadian author David Bergen. It deals with a man named Charles Boatman, who mysteriously returns to Vietnam, where he had been a soldier earlier in his life, and his children, Ada and Jon, who also go to Vietnam to search for him. Although …

12219. In a Strange Room

Damon Galgut

In a Strange Room is a 2010 novel by South African writer Damon Galgut. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010, as well as for the Ondaatje Prize.

12222. Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

Neil Peart

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road is a 2002 philosophical travel memoir by Neil Peart, the drummer and main lyricist for the Canadian progressive rock band Rush. It chronicles Peart's long-distance motorcycle riding throughout North and Central America in the late 1990s, …

12223. The Scramble for Africa

Thomas Pakenham

The Scramble for Africa is a comprehensive popular history of the Scramble for Africa written by Thomas Pakenham.

12224. Your Face Tomorrow Volume 2: Dance and Dream

Javier Marías

Your Face Tomorrow Volume 2: Dance and Dream is a 2004 novel by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. Margaret Jull Costa's English translation was published by New Directions in 2006. It became a London Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2007.

12226. A Frolic of His Own

William Gaddis

A Frolic of His Own is a book by William Gaddis, published by Poseidon Press in 1994. It was his fourth novel and it won his second U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

12227. Simisola

Ruth Rendell

Simisola is a 1994 novel by British crime writer Ruth Rendell. It features her recurring detective Inspector Wexford, and is the 16th in the series. Though a murder mystery, the book also touches on the themes of racism and welfare dependency.

12228. The Last Mughal

William Dalrymple

The Last Mughal, The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 is a 2006 historical book by William Dalrymple.

12229. The story of an African farm

Olive Schreiner

The Story of an African Farm was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. It was an immediate success and has become recognised as one of the first feminist novels.

12230. Cymbeline

William Shakespeare

Cymbeline /ˈsɪmbɨliːn/, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare, set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Although listed as a tragedy in the …

12231. The Selection

Kiera Cass

The Selection is a 2012 young adult novel by Kiera Cass and the first book in The Selection Series, which consists of five books, the last one being unnamed so far. The book was first published on April 24, 2012 through HarperTeen and was optioned for a potential television …

12232. Staying On

Paul Scott

Instead of returning “home” when he retired, Tusker, once a Colonel in the British Army, and his wife Lily chose to remain in the small hill town of Pangkot with its eccentric inhabitants and archaic rituals left over from the days of the Empire.

12233. The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto Che Guevara

Camilo Guevara

THE BASIS OF THE MOVIE “CHE: PART TWO” FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO This is Che Guevara’s last diary, compiled from notebooks found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It became an instant …

12234. In the Dutch mountains

Cees Nooteboom

To the dangerous mountains of the south come Kai and Lucia - two beautiful and innocent children of circus performers. But their happiness is doomed when Kai is lured to the palace of the icy Snow Queen. By the winner of the 1963 Van der Hoogt Prize and the 1982 Pegasus Prize …

12235. The heretic : a novel of the Inquisition

Miguel Delibes

An ode to tolerance and the liberty of conscience, The Heretic is an unforgettable story of a man and the passions that move him to action. In this winner of the Premio Nacional de Narrativa, Spain’s most prestigious literary prize, Miguel Delibes takes us into the heart of …

12236. One Morning in Maine

Robert McCloskey

As we follow the story of Sal and his lost tooth we feel as refreshed as though we had spent a day with his family on their island".--Saturday Review. Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/14/1952Pages: 64Reading Level: …

12237. Pat the Bunny

Dorothy Kunhardt

Pat the Bunny is a "touch and feel" book for small children and babies and has been a perennial best-seller in the United States since its publication in 1940. It is not a book in the traditional sense, but more a collection of things to do, such as pat the fake fur of a rabbit …

12238. The Eye in the Pyramid

Robert Shea

The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a hellish conspiracy of psychotic lost souls hidden for centuries, unleashing its evil on a naive, defenseless world? It was Saul Goodman's lousy luck to smell the trail in some underground memos in a bombed-out office--the …

12239. Evil for Evil

K. J. Parker

Second book in K. J. Parker's fantasy series The Engineer Trilogy.

12240. Where I Was From

Joan Didion

Where I Was From is a 2003 collection of essays by Joan Didion. It concerns the history and culture of California, where Didion was born and spent much of her life. Where I Was From combines aspects of historical writing, journalism, and memoir to present a history of California …

12241. The Viceroy of Ouidah

Bruce Chatwin

The Viceroy of Ouidah is a novel published in 1980 by Bruce Chatwin, a British author.

12242. Pincher Martin

William Golding

Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin, is a novel by British writer William Golding, first published in 1956. It is Golding's third novel, directly following The Inheritors, which in turn came after his magnum opus and debut Lord of the Flies. The novel is one of …

12243. Bill Bergson, Master Detective

Astrid Lindgren

Bill Bergson, Master Detective is a children's novel by Astrid Lindgren. It is the first in the series about the Swedish boy detective Bill Bergson.

12249. The Trial of Henry Kissinger

Christopher Hitchens

The Trial of Henry Kissinger is Christopher Hitchens' examination of alleged war crimes of Henry Kissinger, the National Security Advisor and later United States Secretary of State for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Acting in the role of the prosecution, Hitchens …

12250. Mind Performance Hacks

Ron Hale-Evans

Mind Performance Hacks: Tips and Tools for Overclocking Your Brain is a self-help book using psychology and mnemonic techniques to improve thinking skills such as memory, creativity, mental math, and other cognitive abilities by Ron Hale-Evans, who wrote and researched …

12251. The Risen Empire

Scott Westerfeld

The Risen Empire is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld.

12254. Venus

Ben Bova

Venus is a science fiction novel by Ben Bova, part of the Grand Tour novel series and first published in the year 2000. The story follows Van Humphries, the son of the ruthless tycoon Martin Humphries, and his experiences on Venus.

12255. Survivor's Quest

Timothy Zahn

Survivor's Quest is a 2004 novel set in the Star Wars galaxy. The book was written by Timothy Zahn, and is the eighth, and, chronologically, the final book in his eight-book Thrawn series.

12257. We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea is the seventh book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1937. In this book, the Swallows are the only recurring characters. They are staying in a new location, Pin Mill on the River Orwell upstream …

12258. Autobiography of Mark Twain

Harriet Elinor Smith (Hrsg.)

Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling …

12259. A Tramp Abroad

Mark Twain

A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris, through central and southern Europe. While the stated …

12260. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel Kant

Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals is the first of Immanuel Kant's mature works on moral philosophy and remains one of the most influential in the field. Kant conceives his investigation as a work of foundational ethics—one that clears the ground for future research by …

12261. Freud Reader, The

Sigmund Freud

Freud Reader is a collection of written works by Sigmung Freud.

12262. If You Liked School You'll Love Work

Irvine Welsh

If You Liked School You'll Love Work is a collection of short stories from novelist Irvine Welsh. It was released in the UK on 5 July 2007, and in the U.S. on 4 September 2007.

12263. They Thirst

Robert R. McCammon

They Thirst is a horror novel by Robert R. McCammon, first published in 1981 and republished in 1991 in hardback. The book details the relentless possession of Los Angeles by vampires, who quickly transform the city into a necropolis with the intent to conquer the entire world. …

12264. In Defense of Global Capitalism

Johan Norberg

In Defense of Global Capitalism is a book by Swedish writer Johan Norberg promoting economic globalization and free trade. The book was originally published in May 2001 by the Swedish think tank Timbro. Since then, a number of translations into other languages have followed. In …

12266. 1634: The Ram Rebellion

Eric Flint

1634: The Ram Rebellion is the seventh published work in the 1632 alternate history book series, and is the third work to establish what is best considered as a "main plot line or thread" of historical speculative focus that are loosely organized and classified geographically. …

12269. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 with the printed title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later …

12270. The Sibley Guide to Birds

David Allen Sibley

The Sibley Guide to Birds is a reference work and field guide for the birds found in the North American region as defined by the American Birding Association. It is written and illustrated by ornithologist David Allen Sibley. The book provides details on 810 species of birds, …

12271. Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Elizabeth Kolbert

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change is a 2006 non-fiction book by Elizabeth Kolbert. The book attempts to bring attention to the causes and effects of global climate change. Kolbert travels around the world where climate change is affecting the …

12272. The Naked Civil Servant

Quentin Crisp

The Naked Civil Servant is the 1968 autobiography of witty gay icon Quentin Crisp, adapted into a 1975 film of the same name starring John Hurt. The book began as a 1964 radio interview with Crisp conducted by his friend and fellow eccentric Philip O'Connor. A managing director …

12273. Timaeus

Plato

Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the titular character, written circa 360 BC. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings and is followed by the dialogue Critias. Participants in the …

12274. The Dragon in the Sea

Frank Herbert

The Dragon in the Sea, also known as Under Pressure from its serialization, is a novel by Frank Herbert. It was first serialized in Astounding magazine from 1955 to 1956, then reworked and published as a book in 1956. It is usually classified as a psychological novel.

12275. The Shadow Lines

Amitav Ghosh

The Shadow Lines is a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novel by Indian writer Amitav Ghosh. It is a book that captures perspective of time and events, of lines that bring people together and hold them apart; lines that are clearly visible from one perspective and nonexistent from …

12276. Pale gray for guilt

John D. MacDonald

Pale Gray for Guilt is the ninth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot revolves around McGee's investigation into the death of his close friend Tush Bannon, who he suspects has been murdered because of his refusal to sell his waterfront property to …

12278. Blood Fever

Charlie Higson

Blood Fever is the second novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Fleming's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson, was released in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2006 by Puffin Books.

12279. The Iron Ring

Lloyd Alexander

The Iron Ring is a fantasy novel for children by Lloyd Alexander. It features a young king Tamar who leaves Sundari Palace on a quest journey in a land of humans and talking animals, which are inspired by Indian mythology. The caste system of India is one ground for conflict in …

12280. The Green Brain

Frank Herbert

The Green Brain, initially published as Greenslaves, is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert.

12281. Blood Done Sign My Name

Timothy Tyson

Blood Done Sign My Name is an autobiographical work of history written by Timothy B. Tyson while he was a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The book, published in 2004 and based in part on a Master of Arts thesis Tyson wrote in 1990 while …

12284. Pat of Silver Bush

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush is a novel written by Lucy Maud Montgomery, noted for her Anne of Green Gables series. The protagonist, Patricia Gardiner, hates change of any kind and loves her home, Silver Bush, more than anything else in the world. She is very devoted to her family: her …

12286. Synchronicity

C. G. Jung

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, by C.G. Jung, is a book published by Princeton University Press in 1960. It was extracted from Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche, which is Volume 8 in The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. The book was also published in 1985 by …

12288. The Chosen

L. J. Smith

The Chosen is the fifth novel in the Night World series written by L. J. Smith. It was first published on February 1, 1997 by Simon Pulse. Since its release, it has been reprinted several times due to its cult status amongst Smith's fans.

12290. The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange …

Tom Reiss

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life is a book written by Tom Reiss.

12291. The God Engines

John Scalzi

The God Engines is a science fiction novella by John Scalzi published in 2009. It was nominated for the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

12292. Bloodhype

Alan Dean Foster

Bloodhype is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is eleventh chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series, though it was written second, and it is an oddity for the characters since they only appear in the last third of the book. Foster originally …

12293. The Birthday Present

Ruth Rendell

The Birthday Present is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under her pseudonym Barbara Vine. It was her first novel under this name in three years.

12294. So Much to Tell You

John Marsden

So Much to Tell You is a young adult novel by Australian author John Marsden, first published in 1987. It was his debut book. It was instantly successful in Australia and the US, and has since been translated into nine languages and awarded many highly acclaimed literary awards …

12295. Yon Ill Wind

Piers Anthony

Yon Ill Wind is the twentieth novel of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

12296. Into the Looking Glass

John Ringo

Into the Looking Glass is the first novel in the Looking Glass military hard science fiction series, written by American author John Ringo. The book was released in March 27, 2007 by Baen Books. The story involves travel through portals called looking glasses, the discovery of …

12297. In Death Ground

David Weber

In Death Ground is a 1997 military science fiction novel by David Weber and Steve White. The story is completed in the novel The Shiva Option. The title is taken from a passage in Chapter 11 of Sun Tzu's The Art of War: "In difficult ground, press on; On hemmed-in ground, use …

12298. Midnight Whispers

V. C. Andrews

Midnight Whispers is the fourth novel in the Cutler series, written in 1992 by the ghost-writer of V. C. Andrews novels, Andrew Neiderman. The novel follows the traditional formula of Andrews novels, and by being the fourth in its series, it thereby centres on the child of the …

12299. Exiles at the Well of Souls

Jack L. Chalker

Exiles at the Well of Souls is the second book in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker. Originally intended to be one book, the story was split into Exiles and Quest for the Well of Souls forming a duology.

12300. The Haunted Air

F. Paul Wilson

The Haunted Air is the sixth 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.

12301. While I Live

John Marsden

While I Live is a book published in 2003 that was written by John Marsden.

12304. The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children's book written and illustrated by Helen Bannerman, and first published by Grant Richards in October 1899 as one in a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children. The story was a children's favorite for more than …

12306. My Heartbeat

Garret Freymann-Weyr

My Heartbeat is a 2002 novel by Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a fourteen-year-old girl who discovers that her brother and his best friend, James, who she has been in love with for years, could be a couple. It was named a Printz Honor book in 2003.

12309. The Brotherhood of the Rose

David Morrell

The Brotherhood of the Rose is the first novel in a trilogy by David Morrell, first published in 1983. It is followed by The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog.

12312. Catch the Lightning

Catherine Asaro

Catch the Lightning is a novel by Catherine Asaro in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, also known as Tales of the Ruby Dynasty. The novel won the 1998 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and the UTC Readers Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

12313. The Goblin Wood

Hilari Bell

The Goblin Wood is a 2003 teen fantasy novel by Hilari Bell.

12315. The Sight

Erin Hunter

The Sight is a children's fantasy novel. It was released April 24, 2007, and it is the first installment of the Warriors: Power of Three series by Erin Hunter. This book was recommended as Children's Summer reading by the Washington Post Children's Book Club.

12316. The Gathering

Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering is a novel by Kelley Armstrong. It was released April 12, 2011 by HarperTeen. The Gathering is the first book in Armstrong's Darkness Rising trilogy. Darkness Rising is the second trilogy in the Darkest Powers series. Darkness Rising follows a new set of kids. …

12317. The Short Reign of Pippin IV

John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court …

12318. The Fool's Progress

Edward Abbey

The Fool's Progress is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey, published in 1988. The book is a semi-autobiographical novel about a man, Henry Holyoak Lightcap, who refuses to submit to modern commercial society. Unlike Abbey's most famous fiction work, The Monkey …

12319. Blood's a Rover

James Ellroy

Blood's a Rover is a 2009 crime fiction novel by American author James Ellroy. It follows American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand as the final volume of Ellroy's Underworld USA Trilogy. A 10,000-word excerpt was published in the December 2008 issue of Playboy. The book was …

12321. Berlin Diary

William L. Shirer

Berlin Diary is a first-hand account of the rise of Nazi Germany and its road to war, as witnessed by the American journalist William L. Shirer. Shirer, a radio reporter for CBS, covered Germany for several years until the Nazi press censors made it impossible for him to report …

12322. The Last Dragonslayer

Jasper Fforde

In his witty first novel for young readers, New York Times best-selling author Jasper Fforde introduces fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the world’s last …

12323. Chicks in Chainmail

Esther Friesner

Chicks in Chainmail is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Esther M. Friesner, with a cover by Larry Elmore. It consists of works featuring female protagonists by female authors. It was first published in paperback by Baen Books in September 1995, with a hardcover edition …

12325. The Death of Sleep

Anne McCaffrey

The Death of Sleep is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye, published by Baen Books in 1990. It is the second book in the Planet Pirates trilogy and continues the Ireta series that McCaffrey initiated with Dinosaur Planet in 1978. Elizabeth Moon and …

12326. Far North

Marcel Theroux

Far North is a book written by Marcel Theroux.

12327. Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe

A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall ApartIn the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. …

12328. One Palestine Complete

Tom Segev

A panoramic and provocative history of life in Palestine during the three strife-torn decades but romantic decades when Britain ruled and the seeds of today's conflicts were sown.

12330. Snowflake Bentley

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Snowflake Bentley is a children's picture book written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian. Published in 1998, the book is about Wilson Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes. Azarian won the 1999 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations.

12331. The Odd Women

George Gissing

The Odd Women is an 1893 novel by the English novelist George Gissing. Its themes are the role of women in society, marriage, morals and the early feminist movement.

12332. The Aspern Papers

Henry James

In this classic 1888 novella, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest to acquire some letters and other private documents that once belonged to the deceased Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern. Attempting to gain access to the papers, the property of Aspern's former mistress, …

12333. The Night in Lisbon

Erich Maria Remarque

History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front. With the world slowly sliding into war, it is crucial that enemies of the Reich flee Europe at once. But so many …

12334. Jihad vs. McWorld

Benjamin Barber

Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a 1995 book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between "McWorld" and "Jihad". Benjamin Barber similarly questions the impact of …

12335. The Language of the Night

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction is a collection of essays written by Ursula K. Le Guin and edited by Susan Wood. It was first published in 1979 and published in a revised edition in 1992. The essays discuss various aspects of the science fiction …

12336. The Iron Dream

Norman Spinrad

The Iron Dream is a metafictional 1972 alternate history novel by Norman Spinrad. The book has a nested narrative that tells a story within a story. On the surface, the novel presents an unexceptional pulp, post-apocalypse science fiction action tale entitled Lord of the …

12337. Heart Songs

Annie Proulx

Heart Songs is a 1994 collection of short stories by Annie Proulx. Most of the stories in the 1994 collection had been previously been published as Heart Songs and Other Stories in 1988.

12338. Can't Stop Won't Stop

Jeff Chang

Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth …

12339. Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

Playing Beatie Bow is an Australian children's book written by Ruth Park and first published on 31 January 1980. The story is set in Sydney, Australia and is about a girl named Abigail who travels back in time to colonial Sydney-Town in the year 1873, where she meets Beatie Bow, …

12340. Camber of Culdi

Katherine Kurtz

Camber of Culdi is fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ballantine Books on June 12, 1976. It was the fourth novel in Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of …

12341. Threshold

Sara Douglass

Threshold is a 1997 fantasy novel by South Australian author Sara Douglass.

12342. The Walking Dead, Vol. 10

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Vol. 10 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

12343. The Princess Diaries, Volume VII and 1/2: Sweet …

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, Volume VII and 1/2: Sweet Sixteen Princess is a young adult book in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2005 by Harper Collins Publishers and is the third novella in the series.

12344. The Pluto Files

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet is a book written by astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson. The book is about Pluto, which was demoted to the status of dwarf planet in August 2006 by the International Astronomical …

12345. The Melancholy of Resistance

László Krasznahorkai

From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize A powerful, surreal novel, in the tradition of Gogol, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town. The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal …

12346. Trumpet

Jackie Kay

Trumpet is the debut novel of Scottish writer and poet Jackie Kay. It chronicles the life and death of fictional jazz artist, Joss Moody, through the eyes of his family, friends, and strangers.

12347. Culture Warrior

Bill O'Reilly

Culture Warrior is a book by Fox News Channel political commentator Bill O'Reilly, published in the fall of 2006. O'Reilly asserts that the United States is in the midst of a "culture war" between "traditionalists" and "secular-progressives". O'Reilly appeared on The Colbert …

12350. The Man Who Japed

Philip K. Dick

The Man Who Japed is a science fiction novel written by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1956. Although one of Dick's lesser-known novels, it features several of the ideas and themes that recur throughout his later works. The "jape[s]" or practical jokes of the novel begin …

12351. The Zenith Angle

Bruce Sterling

The Zenith Angle is a science fiction novel by Bruce Sterling, first published in 2004, about a pioneering expert in computer and network security with a traditional hacker personality named Derek Vandeveer. His life irrevocably changes after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on …

12352. Flicker

Theodore Roszak

Flicker is a novel by Theodore Roszak published in 1991. The novel covers approximately 15–20 years of the life of film scholar Jonathan Gates, whose academic investigations draw him into the shadowy world of esoteric conspiracy that underlies the work of fictional B-movie …

12353. China Men

Maxine Hong Kingston

China Men is a 1980 collection of "stories" by Maxine Hong Kingston, some true and some fictional. It is a sequel to The Woman Warrior with a focus on the history of the men in Kingston's family. It won the 1981 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kingston wrote The Woman …

12354. The House of Dies Drear

Virginia Hamilton

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton is a children's mystery novel, with sinister goings-on in a reputedly haunted house. It was published by Macmillan in 1968 with illustrations by Eros Keith. The novel received the 1969 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

12356. The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and …

Gene Wolfe

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe. The title story of the collection is "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories", which recounts the fantasies of a dreamy young boy who …

12357. Imajica

Clive Barker

Imajica is a fantasy novel by British author Clive Barker. Barker names it as his favourite of all his writings. The work, 825 pages at its first printing in 1991, chronicles the events surrounding the reconciliation of Earth, called the Fifth Dominion, with the other four …

12358. Mystery Mile

Margery Allingham

Mystery Mile is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1930, in the United Kingdom by Jarrolds Publishing, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. Following his first, supporting appearance in The Crime at Black Dudley, it is the first of …

12361. The Lair of Bones

Dave Wolverton

The Lair of Bones is the fourth novel in David Farland's epic fantasy series The Runelords. It is the final novel in the saga's original story arc.

12362. The Armchair Economist

Steven Landsburg

The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life is an economics book written by Rochester professor of economics Steven Landsburg. The first edition appeared in 1993. A revised and updated edition appeared in May 2012. The underlying theme of the book, as Landsburg states on …

12363. Gone, But Not Forgotten

Phillip Margolin

Gone, But Not Forgotten is a 1993 novel written by attorney Phillip Margolin and set in Portland, Oregon. In 2004, the book was adapted to a television miniseries starring Brooke Shields as Betsy Tannenbaum and Lou Diamond Phillips as Alan Page. Rather than being set in Portland …

12364. The Anatomy Lesson

Philip Roth

At forty, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction—pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one …

12365. Breaking Open the Head

Daniel Pinchbeck

Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism is a book written by author and journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, founding editor of the literary journal Open City. Published in 2002, Breaking Open the Head covers, in Pinchbeck's words, the …

12367. Derailed

James Siegel

Derailed is a thriller novel written by James Siegel and published in February 2003. It tells the story of Charles Schine, a man who works in the advertising business, who suddenly finds himself having an affair, being blackmailed, and having the police investigate him for …

12368. Needle in the Groove

Jeff Noon

Needle in the Groove is a 1999 novel by Jeff Noon. A music/spoken word CD was released on the same day as the book. It tells its story through the eyes of Elliot, a young twenty-something bassist, as he finds himself playing bass for Glam Damage, a new DJ-based band who are …

12369. Great Jones Street

Don DeLillo

Published in 1973, Great Jones Street is Don DeLillo's third novel. It centers on rock star Bucky Wunderlick, who also narrates the novel. There is a good deal of surreal imagery. Running Dog, a parody of Rolling Stone introduced in Great Jones Street, would later play a central …

12370. The Underground Man

Mick Jackson

The Underground Man is a novel by Mick Jackson. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for that year. It shows the life of an eccentric and reclusive Victorian Duke, loosely modeled on William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland. His latest scheme involves building a …

12371. Dirty White Boys

Stephen Hunter

Dirty White Boys is a novel by American author Stephen Hunter. It covers the escape of convict Lamar Pye and two accomplices from a penitentiary in the mid-western USA, and highway patrol officer Bud Pewtie's attempts to track them down. The events in the novel are set in …

12372. 1635: The Cannon Law

Eric Flint

1635: The Cannon Law is the sixth book and fifth novel published in the 1632 series by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis. It is the second novel in the French-Italian plot thread, which began with 1634: The Galileo Affair and was published by Baen Books in 2006. The book explores the …

12373. Driven to Distraction

Edward Hallowell

Driven to Distraction is a book by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey which investigates the nature of Attention Deficit Disorder.

12374. Bear Island

Alistair MacLean

Bear Island is a thriller novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1971 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it was the last of MacLean's novels to be written in first-person narrative. This novel is a locked room mystery with the added twist that the scene …

12375. Storm Thief

Chris Wooding

Storm Thief is a 2006 dystopian science-fiction novel written by Chris Wooding and published by Scholastic Books. It also has elements of the Gothic, tech-punk, and alternate history genres. It is set on a futuristic island-city known as Orokos, which is plagued by deadly …

12376. Shatterday

Harlan Ellison

Shatterday is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison. In the introduction, Ellison states that the stories reflect an underlying theme of fear of human frailty and ugliness. His goal is to shock his readers into seeing that this fear unifies all people. Each …

12377. Young Goodman Brown

Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Young Goodman Brown" is a short story published in 1835 by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story takes place in 17th century Puritan New England, a common setting for Hawthorne's works, and addresses the Calvinist/Puritan belief that all of humanity exists in a state …

12378. Private Arrangements

Sherry Thomas

Private Arrangements is the debut historical romance by Sherry Thomas.

12379. The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking

The Universe in a Nutshell is one of Stephen Hawking's books on theoretical physics. It explains to a general audience various matters relating to the Lucasian professor's work, such as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes. It tells the history and principles of modern …

12380. Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

Studs Terkel

"Hard Times": An Oral History of the Great Depression is a telling of the oral history of the Great Depression written by Studs Terkel. It is a firsthand account of people of varying socio-economic status who lived in the United States during the Great Depression. The first …

12381. Rock Springs

Richard Ford

Rock Springs is a highly regarded collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford, published in 1987 and largely dealing with dysfunctional mothers and fathers and their effects on young male narrators. As with his earlier novels A Piece of My Heart and …

12382. Go the Fuck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach

"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this."--The New Yorker"A parenting zeitgeist"--Washington Post"A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to …

12383. Glory Lane

Alan Dean Foster

Glory Lane is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book takes place outside of either of Foster’s two usual universes, Spellsinger and the Humanx Commonwealth.

12384. Darkest Hour

V. C. Andrews

Darkest Hour is the fifth and final novel in a series of books about the Cutler family attributed to V. C. Andrews and published in 1993. It is allegedly based on the original ideas of Andrews but was written by ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman. Andrews is the credited author. The …

12385. Forest Born

Shannon Hale

Forest Born is a fantasy novel by Shannon Hale. It is the fourth book in the Books of Bayern series.

12386. A Perfect Peace

Amos Oz

A Perfect Peace is a 1982 novel by Israeli author Amos Oz that was originally published in Hebrew by Am Oved. It was translated by Hillel Halkin and published in the United States by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1985.

12387. Half-Broken Things

Morag Joss

A gripping tale of psychological suspense perfect for the readership of Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell, Half Broken Things is a novel that peers into the lives of three dangerously lost people…and the ominous haven they find when they find each other.Jean is a house sitter …

12389. Hellstrom's Hive

Frank Herbert

Hellstrom's Hive is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. It is about a secret group of humans who model their lives upon social insects, and the unsettling events that unfold after they are discovered by a deeply undercover agency of the US government.

12391. Warped Passages

Lisa Randall

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions is the debut non-fiction book by Lisa Randall, published in 2005, about particle physics in general and additional dimensions of space in particular. The book has made it to top 50 at amazon.com, …

12392. Emerald sea

John Ringo

Emerald Sea is a book published in 2004 that was written by John Ringo.

12393. Cally's War

John Ringo

Cally's War is a novel by John Ringo and Julie Cochrane, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series. It follows Michael O'Neal's daughter Cally, who, raised from an early age by her paternal grandfather to be familiar with weapons and tactics, becomes a professional …

12396. The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Zachary Mason

The Lost Books of the Odyssey is a 2007 novel by Zachary Mason, republished in 2010. Mason, who wrote the book while working full-time, attempted to publish the book after it won first prize in a 2007 competition sponsored by Starcherone Books, an independent publisher in …

12397. The Assassini

Thomas Gifford

The Assassini is a 1990 thriller novel by American author Thomas Gifford, published by Bantam Books.

12398. Weedflower

Cynthia Kadohata

Weedflower is an American children's historial fiction novel by Cynthia Kadohata, who received the Newbery and Whiting Awards. The cover photography of the first edition is by Kamil Vojnar. The story is set in the United States and told from the perspective of twelve-year-old, …

12399. Safely Home

Randy Alcorn

Safely Home is a Christian novel by Randy Alcorn. It takes place in present-day China, and follows the story of two Harvard roommates, one American and one Chinese, who reunite decades after they graduate. The novel won the Gold Medallion Book Award for evangelical literature. …



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