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.

12402. Island

Alistair MacLeod

Island is a book of short stories by Alistair MacLeod, first published in 2000 by McClelland and Stewart. The book collects all of the short stories published in MacLeod's earlier collections, The Lost Salt Gift of Blood and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories, as …

12403. The long secret

Louise Fitzhugh

The Long Secret is a children's novel written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh that was released by Harper & Row on October 27, 1965. It is a sequel or "companion" to Harriet the Spy, the only one published during Fitzhugh's lifetime. Sport, another sequel to Harriet …

12404. Nova Express

William S. Burroughs

Nova Express is a 1964 novel by William S. Burroughs. It was written using the 'fold-in' method, a version of the cut-up method, developed by Burroughs with Brion Gysin, of enfolding snippets of different texts into the novel. It is part of The Nova Trilogy, or "Cut-Up Trilogy,' …

12405. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

David Grann

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession is a collection of 12 essays by American journalist David Grann.

12406. The Charming Quirks of Others

Alexander McCall Smith

The Charming Quirks of Others is the seventh book in The Sunday Philosophy Club Series by Alexander McCall Smith.

12407. What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and …

Scott McClellan

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception is an auto-biographical bestseller by Scott McClellan, who served as White House Press Secretary from 2003 until 2006 under President George W. Bush. The book was scheduled to be released on June 2, …

12409. North

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

North is a 1960 novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The story is based on Céline's escape from France to Denmark after the invasion of Normandy, after he had been associated with the Vichy regime. It is the second published part, although chronologically the …

12411. The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights is a 1968 science fiction novel by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, first published by Faber and Faber in the U.K. with illustrations by George Adamson. Described by some as a modern fairy tale, it describes the unexpected arrival …

12412. Everyone Poops

Taro Gomi

Everyone Poops is the title of US editions of the English translation of Minna Unchi, a Japanese children's book written and illustrated by the prolific children's author Tarō Gomi and first published in Japan by Fukuinkan Shoten in 1977 within the series Kagaku no Tomo …

12414. The Nature of Alexander

Mary Renault

The Nature of Alexander is the only nonfiction work by novelist Mary Renault.

12415. The Infinity of Lists

Umberto Eco

The Infinity of Lists is a book by Umberto Eco on the topic of lists ISBN 978-0847832965. The title of the original Italian edition was La Vertigine della Lista ISBN 978-8845263453. It was produced in collaboration with the Louvre. The examples of lists in the work range from …

12416. Diary of a Drug Fiend

Aleister Crowley

Diary of a Drug Fiend, published in 1922, was occult writer and mystic Aleister Crowley's first published novel, and is also reportedly the earliest known reference to the Abbey of Thelema in Sicily.

12418. The Ball and the Cross

G. K. Chesterton

The Ball and the Cross is a novel by G. K. Chesterton. The title refers to a more worldly and rationalist worldview, represented by a ball or sphere, and the cross representing Christianity. The first chapters of the book were serialized from 1905 to 1906 with the completed work …

12419. The Truth Machine

James L. Halperin

The Truth Machine is a science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. Soon, every citizen must pass a thorough test under a Truth Machine to get a job or receive any sort of license. Eventually, people begin wearing them all the …

12421. The True Story of Ah Q

Lu Xun

The True Story of Ah Q is an episodic novella written by Lu Xun, first published as a serial between December 4, 1921 and February 12, 1922. It was later placed in his first short story collection Call to Arms in 1923 and is the longest of the stories in the collection. The …

12422. The Voyage of the Space Beagle

A. E. van Vogt

The Voyage of the Space Beagle is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt in the space opera subgenre. The novel is a "fix-up" compilation of four previously published SF stories: "Black Destroyer" "War of Nerves" "Discord in Scarlet" "M33 in Andromeda" The book was …

12424. The Sunday Woman

Carlo Fruttero

The Sunday Woman is a crime novel by Italian authors Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini, first published in 1972. It was subsequently translated into English by William Weaver in 1973. The novel is set in the city of Turin, and deals with the investigation of commissioner …

12425. Steampunk

Ann VanderMeer

Steampunk is an anthology of steampunk fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, and published by Tachyon Publications. It was nominated in 2009 for a World Fantasy Award.

12426. I Want to Go Home

Gordon Korman

I Want to Go Home is a children's novel by Gordon Korman, first published in 1981. It was republished, as with most of Korman's older books, in 2004 with a new cover and updated text.

12427. Stranger at the Wedding

Barbara Hambly

Stranger at the Wedding is a book published in 1994 that was written by Barbara Hambly.

12431. City of Night

John Rechy

John Rechy, recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s William Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, wrote City of Night in 1963. This radical and daring work, which launched Rechy’s reputation as one of America’s most courageous novelists, remains the classic document of the garish …

12433. Sahara

Michael Palin

Sahara is the book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC television documentary series Sahara with Michael Palin. This book, like the other books that Palin wrote following each of his seven trips for the BBC, consists both of his text and of many photographs to …

12434. The Kingdom of the Cults

Walter Ralston Martin

The Kingdom of the Cults, first published in 1965, is a reference book of the Christian countercult movement in the United States, written by Baptist minister and counter-cultist Walter Ralston Martin.

12435. Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction

Luke Davies

Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction is a novel by Luke Davies.

12436. The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius …

Robert Kanigel

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan is the biography book of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan written in 1991 by Robert Kanigel. The book gives a detailed account of his upbringing in India, his mathematical achievements and his mathematical …

12437. Trustee from the Toolroom

Nevil Shute

Trustee from the Toolroom is a novel written by Nevil Shute. Shute died in January 1960; Trustee was published posthumously later that year.

12438. Force 10 From Navarone

Alistair MacLean

Force 10 from Navarone is a World War II novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. First published in 1968 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it serves as a sequel to MacLean's 1957 The Guns of Navarone, but follows the events of the 1961 film adaptation of the same name. It …

12440. Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The …

Emerson Eggerichs

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs was written in 2004 by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. The book suggests a direct connection between the emotional needs of men and women and a verse of scripture found in the Bible, that when adhered to, can …

12442. Against Our Will

Susan Brownmiller

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape is a 1975 book about rape by Susan Brownmiller. Brownmiller's book is widely credited with changing public outlooks and attitudes about rape, but many of her arguments have been rejected or criticized by scholars.

12443. William Faulkner, As I lay dying

William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying is a 1930 novel by American author William Faulkner. Faulkner said that he wrote the novel from midnight to 4:00 AM over the course of six weeks and that he did not change a word of it. Faulkner wrote it while working at a power plant, published it in 1930, and …

12444. The Second Coming

Walker Percy

The Second Coming is a novel by Walker Percy. It is a sequel to The Last Gentleman. It tells the story of middle-aged Will Barrett and his relationship with Allison, a young woman who has escaped from a mental hospital. The book was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle …

12445. Vintage murder

Ngaio Marsh

Vintage Murder is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the fifth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1937. The plot centers on a traveling theatrical troupe in New Zealand. One of the cast members was a minor character in Enter a Murderer, and refers …

12446. Nory Ryans Song

Patricia Reilly Giff

Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff is about a normal 12-year-old girl named Nory Ryan who lives through the first year of the Irish potato Blight of 1845. Her younger brother Patch and her 2 sisters Celia and Maggie, and her Grandpa are home alone until their father comes …

12447. Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Marguerite Henry

Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when schoolteacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout the entire Northeast -- this spirited colt can pull heavier loads …

12448. High Rhulain

Brian Jacques

High Rhulain is a children's fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2005. It is the 18th book in the Redwall series.

12450. The Rabbit Factory

Marshall Karp

The Rabbit Factory is the first novel by author Marshall Karp. It recounts the investigation by detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs as they explore a series of murders directed at a fictional company Lamaar, a parody of Disney. First is the murder of the man wearing the …

12451. The Zap Gun

Philip K. Dick

The Zap Gun is a 1967 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It was written in 1964 and first published under the title Project Plowshare as a serial in the November 1965 and January 1966 issues of Worlds of Tomorrow magazine.

12452. Pedro and Me

Judd Winick

Pedro and Me is an autobiographical graphic novel by Judd Winick regarding his friendship with AIDS educator Pedro Zamora after the two met while on the reality television series, The Real World: San Francisco. It was published in September 2000.

12453. Puss in Boots

Charles Perrault

"Master Cat; or, The Booted Cat" commonly known in English as "Puss in Boots", is a European literary fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master. The oldest record of …

12454. The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American …

George Howe Colt

The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home is a book by George Howe Colt.

12455. Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

Terry Pratchett

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is an accessory book to the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. It is a compilation of quotes from all the Discworld novels, amassed and prefaced by Stephen Briggs. The book consists of the very best quotes, ideas and one-liners from all books in …

12456. May Bird and the Ever After

Jodi Lynn Anderson

May Bird and the Ever After is a fantasy/action young adult novel by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It was released in 2005 and is the first book in the May Bird series. It was published by Atheneum Books.

12457. Changeling

Roger Zelazny

Changeling is a 1980 fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. It was nominated for a Locus Award in 1981, and was followed by a sequel, Madwand.

12459. The Last Boleyn

Karen Harper

The Last Boleyn is a novel by Karen Harper. Previously published as Passion's Reign in 1983, The Last Boleyn tells the story of the middle Boleyn child, Mary, who has not been given as much historical note as her siblings, Anne and George. The book describes how their father, …

12460. 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.

12461. Three Horses

Erri De Luca

From Argentina to Italy, the intense, metaphysical and poetic story of a gardener in love, by Italy's most prominent writer. "A man's life lasts as long as three horses. You have already buried the first." Somewhere along the coastline of Italy, a man passes his days in …

12463. Vital Signs

Robin Cook

Vital Signs is a novel by Robin Cook. Like most of Cook's other work, it is a medical thriller. It's about a successful epidemiologist and married woman Marissa Blumenthal. When she discovers that she cannot conceive, her obsession with getting pregnant leads her to investigate …

12464. The Harrowing of Gwynedd

Katherine Kurtz

The Harrowing of Gwynedd is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1989. It was the tenth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in her fourth Deryni trilogy, The Heirs of Saint Camber. …

12465. Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Leonard Peikoff

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand is a 1991 book by philosopher Leonard Peikoff about the ideas of his mentor, Ayn Rand. Peikoff describes it as "the first comprehensive statement" of Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. The book is based on a series of lecture courses that …

12467. The Eagle and the Nightingales

Mercedes Lackey

The Eagle and the Nightingales is a book published in 1995 that was written by Mercedes Lackey.

12468. Dogsong

Gary Paulsen

Dogsong is a 1984 young adult novel by Gary Paulsen and is a Newbery Honor Book. It is about a 14-year-old Eskimo, Russel Susskit and his dogs, who is searching for answers about his life that he cannot find. His father could not tell him the answers—but a blind old man named …

12469. The Wandering Hill

Larry McMurtry

The Wandering Hill is a novel by Larry McMurtry. It is the second, both in chronological and publishing order, of The Berrybender Narratives. Set in the year 1833, it recounts the Berrybenders' journey up the Yellowstone River into the Rocky Mountains. The title refers to a …

12470. Vendetta, the Giant Novel

Peter David

Vendetta is a Star Trek: The Next Generation tie-in novel written by Peter David and published by Pocket Books in 1991. The book was a New York Times best-seller, peaking at #4 on the Paperback Best Sellers list in late April 1991. The novel was subject to a dispute between …

12471. Rinkitink in Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Rinkitink in Oz: Wherein is Recorded the Perilous Quest of Prince Inga of Pingaree and King Rinkitink in the Magical Isles that Lie Beyond the Borderland of Oz. is the tenth book in the Land of Oz series written by L. Frank Baum. Published on June 20, 1916, with full-color and …

12472. The Quick Red Fox

John D. MacDonald

The Quick Red Fox is the fourth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In it, McGee is hired to aid a fictitious Hollywood star named Lysa Dean who is being blackmailed with revealing photographs. A note for future expansion of this article: In Chapter 6, McGee …

12473. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and …

David Kushner

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture is a book by David Kushner about id Software and its influence on popular culture, focusing chiefly on the company's co-founders John D. Carmack and John Romero. An audiobook version of "Masters of Doom" …

12474. The White Road

Lynn Flewelling

The White Road is the fifth novel in Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series. Set in a fictional universe, the novel follows the adventures of a complex thief and his apprentice. It is preceded by Luck in the Shadows, Stalking Darkness, Traitor's Moon and Shadows Return. The White …

12475. Absolutely American

David Lipsky

Absolutely American is a 2003 book by American author David Lipsky.

12476. Open and Shut

David Rosenfelt

Open and Shut is a book written by David Rosenfelt.

12477. Hunter: BLS2 - Black Light (Bob Lee Swagger)

Stephen Hunter

Black Light is the second book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, by Stephen Hunter.

12478. The Flight of the Horse

Larry Niven

The Flight of the Horse is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Larry Niven, first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in September 1973, and reprinted in January 1974, January 1975, December 1976, December 1977, November 1978, January 1981, December …

12479. Invasion

Robin Cook

Invasion is a 1997 thriller novel by American author Robin Cook.

12480. Last of the Amazons

Steven Pressfield

Last of the Amazons is a novel by Steven Pressfield that recounts the legend of Theseus and the Amazons, set before the threshold of recorded history, a generation before the Trojan War. The novel's theme is the conflict between the nascent Greek civilization and the savage but …

12481. Strega

Andrew Vachss

Strega is a hardboiled detective novel written by American author and attorney Andrew Vachss, first published in 1987. The story features the pursuit and destruction by the protagonist Burke, an ex-con private investigator, of a pedophile ring involved in trading child …

12483. Rot & Ruin

Jonathan Maberry

Rot & Ruin is a science fiction novel written by Jonathan Maberry and published by Simon & Schuster, set in the post-zombie apocalypse. The novel was released in the United States September 2010 and in United Kingdom March 2011. It is the first in a series; its sequel, …

12485. l8r, g8r [L8R G8R]

Lauren Myracle

l8r, g8r is the third novel in a young adult series by Lauren Myracle written entirely as instant messages; the first two are ttyl and ttfn. l8r, g8r is a coming of age novel published on March 1, 2007 by Harry N. Abrams. l8r g8r was the No. 1 banned book in 2009 due to the …

12487. Petey

Ben Mikaelsen

Petey is a children's novel by Ben Mikaelsen, published in 1998 and set in the 1920s and 1990s. Based on the real-life story of cerebral palsy patient Clyde Cothern, Petey illustrates for children an understanding of people with disabilities, and helps them to discover what …

12488. Demonata 3: Slawter

Darren Shan

Slawter is the third book in The Demonata series written by Darren Shan. Even though all the Demonata books can be read separately this book follows on from the 1st in the series, Lord Loss and the 2nd in the series, Demon Thief. The protagonist is Grubbs Grady, who was also the …

12490. Little Man, What Now?

Hans Fallada

This is the book that led to Hans Fallada’s downfall with the Nazis. The story of a young couple struggling to survive the German economic collapse was a worldwide sensation and was made into an acclaimed Hollywood movie produced by Jews, leading Hitler to ban Fallada’s work …

12491. Will You be There?

Guillaume Musso

If you could go back in time, what would you do differently? For Eliott, there is no question. To all appearances, his life has been a success. At 60, he is an esteemed surgeon with a daughter he adores. The only thing missing is Ilena - a girl who died thirty years ago. But …

12492. Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution

Richard Fortey

Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution is a book published in 2000 and written by Richard Fortey.

12493. Angel: After The Fall

Brian Lynch

In Angel’s final television season, his world ended... but his story didn’t. Picking up where Season Five of the fan-favorite TV show left off, this first collection looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake. …

12495. 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 …

12496. 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 …

12497. The Haunted Bridge

Carolyn Keene

Mr. Drew is on the trail of an international ring of jewel thieves and asks Nancy to assist him. The trail leads to a summer resort area. Before Nancy has a chance to start work on her father’s case, a golf caddy tells her a frightening tale--in the dense woods nearby is an old …

12498. The Secret in the Old Attic

Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew races against time to unravel the clues in a dead man’s letters. If she succeeds, Philip March and his little granddaughter can be saved from financial ruin. Following obscure clues, Nancy undertakes a search for some unpublished musical manuscripts which she believes …

12499. Captains and the Kings

Taylor Caldwell

Captains and the Kings is a 1972 historical novel by Taylor Caldwell chronicling the rise to wealth and power of an Irish immigrant, Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh, who emigrates as a penniless teenager to the United States, along with his younger brother and baby sister, only for …

12502. The Pirates! in an Adventure with Communists

Gideon Defoe

The Pirates! in an Adventure with Communists is the third book in The Pirates! series by Gideon Defoe to feature his hapless pirate crew. It was published in 2006 by Orion Books. This book follows the adventures of the Pirate Captain and his crew of multi-faceted pirates through …

12505. Elric of Melniboné

Michael Moorcock

Elric of Melniboné is a 1972 fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the first original full-length novel to feature Elric, the last emperor of the stagnating island civilisation of Melniboné who wields the cursed, soul-drinking sword Stormbringer. Author Jason Sheehan calls …

12506. God: The Failed Hypothesis

Victor J. Stenger

God: The Failed Hypothesis is a 2007 New York Times bestseller by scientist Victor J. Stenger who argues that there is no evidence for the existence of a deity and that God's existence, while not impossible, is improbable. David Ludden of Skeptic magazine wrote that "Stenger …

12508. Third Year at Malory Towers

Enid Blyton

Third Year at Malory Towers is a children's novel by Enid Blyton set in an English girls' boarding school. It is the third book in the Malory Towers school story series. The novel was first published in 1948.

12509. The Lance Thrower

Jack Whyte

Clothar the Frank is a Canadian historical fiction novel by Jack Whyte that continues his Arthurian Cycle as told in A Dream of Eagles series of novels. Outside of Canada, the novel has the title The Lance Thrower and is edited differently from the Canadian version. The novel is …

12510. Martians, Go Home

Fredric Brown

Martians, Go Home is a science fiction comic novel written by Fredric Brown, published in Astounding Science Fiction on September 1954 and later by E. P. Dutton in 1955. The novel concerns a writer who witnesses an alien invasion of Earth by boorish little green men from Mars.

12511. The Fox

Sherwood Smith

The Fox is the continuation of the story of the fictional protagonist Inda.

12513. Clandestine in Chile

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín" is a report, written by Gabriel García Márquez, about the Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littín’s clandestine visit to his home country after 12 years in exile. After 10 years of dictatorship, Augusto Pinochet issued a list with …

12515. Dog Wizard

Barbara Hambly

Dog Wizard is a fantasy novel by Barbara Hambly and published by Del Rey Books in February, 1993. The book was a 1994 Locus Award nominee, and the third book of the Windrose Chronicles.

12516. Children of the Lamp 4: Cobra King Of Kathmandu

Philip Kerr

The Cobra King of Kathmandu is the third novel in the Children of the Lamp trilogy by P. B. Kerr. It was released in December 2006, in both the UK and USA.

12518. Into the looking-glass wood

Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers with his bestselling books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Now he has assembled a personal collection of his own essays that will enchant anyone interested in reading, writing, or the world. Through …

12519. Among the Missing

Dan Chaon

Among the Missing is a book written by Dan Chaon.

12520. The Elenium

David Eddings

The Elenium is a series of fantasy novels by David Eddings. The series consists of three volumes: The Diamond Throne The Ruby Knight The Sapphire Rose The series is followed by The Tamuli. The Elenium is Eddings' second fantasy series, and has proven to be quite popular.

12521. A Child Is Born

Lennart Nilsson

A Child Is Born is a 1965 photographic book by Swedish photojournalist Lennart Nilsson. The book consists of photographs charting the development of the human embryo and fetus from conception to birth; it is reportedly the best-selling illustrated book ever published. Nilsson's …

12523. Fludd

Hilary Mantel

'Fludd' is a dark fable of lost faith, mysterious omens and awakening love set among the priests and nuns of a surreal English town deep in the northern moors. Fetherhoughton is a drab, dreary town somewhere in a magical, half-real 1950s north England, a preserve of ignorance …

12524. Open letters

Václav Havel

Spanning twenty-five years, this historic collection of writings shows Vaclav Havel's evolution from a modestly known playwright who had the courage to advise and criticize Czechoslovakia's leaders to a newly elected president whose first address to his fellow citizens begins, …

12526. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

Michael Davis

The New York Times bestselling account of the story behind one of the most influential, durable, and beloved shows in the history of television: Sesame Street, moving to HBO this fall “Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book . . . …

12527. Toast: And Other Rusted Futures

Charles Stross

Toast: And Other Rusted Futures is an English language collection of science fiction short stories by Charles Stross, published in 2002 by Cosmos Books. Almost all of the stories in the collection were originally published between 1990 and 2000, in the SF magazines Interzone, …

12528. Hardcase

Dan Simmons

Penzler Pick, July 2001: Dan Simmons is not an author who writes the same book twice. He doesn't even come close. Since switching from fantasy/horror to mystery, Simmons has written Crook Factory, set in Cuba and starring Ernest Hemingway, and Darwin's Blade, featuring a genius …

12529. Serpent's Reach

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Serpent's Reach is a 1980 science fiction novel by the United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. The book was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Novel in 1981 and is set in the author's Alliance-Union universe. Specific placement of the novel within the …

12530. This Is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn

Aidan Chambers

This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn is a young adult novel by Aidan Chambers, published in 2005. It is the last work in the "Dance sequence" of six novels, preceded by Breaktime, Dance on My Grave, Now I Know, The Toll Bridge, and Postcards from No Man's Land.

12531. Joe Cinque's Consolation

Helen Garner

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law is a non-fiction book written by Australian author Helen Garner, and published in 2004. It is an account of Garner's presence at the separate trials of Anu Singh and her friend Madhavi Rao related to the death of …

12532. Rifles for Watie

Harold Keith

Rifles for Watie is an American children's novel by Harold Keith. It was first published in 1957, and received the Newbery Medal the following year. Set during the American Civil War, the plot revolves around Jefferson Davis Bussey who is sixteen and caught up in the events of …

12533. Family Under the Bridge

Natalie Savage Carlson

Family Under the Bridge is a Young adults novel written by Natalie Savage Carlson, about a Persian named Armand who discusses his love for his children and his adventures in Paris.

12534. Wetware

Rudy Rucker

Wetware is a 1988 biopunk science fiction novel written by Rudy Rucker. It shared the Philip K. Dick Award in 1988 with Four Hundred Billion Stars by Paul J. McAuley. The novel is the second book in Rucker's Ware Tetralogy, preceded by Software in 1982 and followed by Freeware …

12536. Dead in the Water

Stuart Woods

Dead in the Water is the third novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1997 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place on the island of St. Marks, after the events in Dirt. The novel continues the story of Stone Barrington, a retired …

12537. Puppet on a Chain

Alistair MacLean

Puppet on a Chain is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it is set in the late 1960s narcotics underworld of Amsterdam and other locations in the Netherlands.

12539. Hurricane Punch

Tim Dorsey

Hurricane Punch is a novel by Tim Dorsey published in 2007. It follows overly zealous serial killer Serge A. Storms, who is tracking hurricanes all over Florida.

12540. Protagoras

Plato

Protagoras is a dialogue by Plato. The traditional subtitle is "or the Sophists". The main argument is between the elderly Protagoras, a celebrated Sophist, and Socrates. The discussion takes place at the home of Callias, who is host to Protagoras while he is in town, and …

12541. The Ice Dragon

George Martin

The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this …

12542. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Laini Taylor

The first book in the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor.Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a …

12543. Roma Eterna

Robert Silverberg

Roma Eterna is a 2003 novel by Robert Silverberg which presents an alternative history in which the Roman Empire survives to the present day.

12545. Death's Domain

Terry Pratchett

Death's Domain is a book by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, illustrated by Paul Kidby, fourth in the Discworld Mapp series. It was first published in paperback by Corgi in 1999. It was the second in the series to be illustrated by Kidby. As with the other "mapps," the basic …

12546. Wanting

Richard Flanagan

Wanting is a 2008 novel by Australian author Richard Flanagan.

12548. The Nice and the Good

Iris Murdoch

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, The Sea comes a story about revenge and reconciliation, and the difference between being nice and being good. John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his …

12549. The Day of the Scorpion

Paul Scott

The Day of the Scorpion is the 1968 novel by Paul Scott, the second in his Raj Quartet.

12552. Dead sea

Brian Keene

Dead Sea is a horror novel featuring zombies by Brian Keene, first published in 2007. It is not set in the same world as The Rising

12553. No Comebacks

Frederick Forsyth

No Comebacks is a 1982 collection of ten short stories by Frederick Forsyth. Each story takes place in a different setting and ends with a plot twist. Several of them involve a central male character without any apparent strength who is put under pressure, but who does not give …

12555. A Short History of a Small Place

T. R. Pearson

A Short History of a Small Place is a 1985 novel by T. R. Pearson. Set in the fictional town of Neely, North Carolina - a thinly disguised Reidsville - it tells, in a rambling and digressive manner, about the life and eventual suicide of the town's only aristocratic woman, Miss …

12556. The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Cask of Amontillado" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, and is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he …

12557. Don't Stop the Carnival

Herman Wouk

Don't Stop the Carnival is a 1965 novel by American writer Herman Wouk. It is a comedy about escaping middle-age crisis to the Caribbean, a heaven that quickly turns into a hell for the main character. The novel was turned into a short-lived musical and later, album by Jimmy …

12558. Peter and Wendy

J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with …

12559. The Ghost War

Alex Berenson

The Ghost War is the second John Wells thriller by The New York Times writer, Alex Berenson. In The Faithful Spy, John Wells became the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al-Qaeda, but his handlers became distrustful of him, and he of them. He had to stop a devastating …

12560. The L-Shaped Room

Lynne Reid Banks

The L-Shaped Room is a 1960 British novel by Lynne Reid Banks which tells the story of a young woman, unmarried and pregnant, who moves into a London boarding house, befriending a young man in the building. It was adapted into the movie by Bryan Forbes with significant …

12561. To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

To the Lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. The novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To the …

12562. Road Rage

Ruth Rendell

Road Rage is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It features her popular protagonist Inspector Wexford, and is the 17th entry in the series. The novel's main themes are the environment and environmental activism.

12563. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

SMOLLETT

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six characters: …

12564. The Beasts of Tarzan : (#3) (Tarzan Novels)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Beasts of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Originally serialized in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914, the novel was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1916.

12565. Tarantula

Bob Dylan

Tarantula is an experimental prose poetry collection by Bob Dylan, written in 1965 and 1966. It employs stream of consciousness writing, somewhat in the style of Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg. One section of the book parodies the Lead Belly song "Black …

12567. Firestar's Quest

Erin Hunter

Firestar's Quest follows Firestar, the leader of ThunderClan, one of the four Clans of cats living in a forest, on a journey to find the lost fifth Clan: SkyClan. After receiving dreams from the previous leader of SkyClan, Firestar and his mate Sandstorm leave ThunderClan to …

12568. Miracle at Philadelphia

Catherine Drinker Bowen

A classic history of the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787, the stormy, dramatic session that produced the most enduring of political documents: the Constitution of the United States.From Catherine Drinker Bowen, noted American biographer and National Book Award winner, …

12570. The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Richard Flanagan

The Sound of One Hand Clapping is a 1997 novel by Australian author Richard Flanagan. The title is adapted from the famous Zen kōan of Hakuin Ekaku. The Sound of One Hand Clapping was Flanagan's second novel.

12571. The Golden Globe

John Varley

The Golden Globe is a Locus nominated novel by John Varley, a science fiction writer who has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards multiple times. The Golden Globe is set in the same continuity as Steel Beach, taking place about 10 years later, and was published in 1998.

12572. A Gladiator Dies Only Once : The Further …

Steven Saylor

A Gladiator Dies Only Once is a collection of short stories by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 2005. It is the eleventh book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character …

12573. Rusalka

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Rusalka is a fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was first published in October 1989 in the United States in a hardcover edition by Ballantine Books under its Del Rey Books imprint. Rusalka is book one of Cherryh's three-book Russian …

12574. The Marching Season

Daniel Silva

The Marching Season is a 1999 spy fiction novel by Daniel Silva. It is the sequel to The Mark of the Assassin by the same author.

12575. Voice of the Fire

Alan Moore

Voice of the Fire is the first novel from Alan Moore, acclaimed comic book writer. The twelve-chapter book was initially published in the United Kingdom c. 1996. The narratives take place around Moore’s hometown of Northampton, England during the month of November, and span …

12577. Pentimento: A Book of Portraits

Lillian Hellman

Pentimento: A Book of Portraits is a 1973 book by American writer Lillian Hellman. It is best known for the controversy over the authenticity of a section about an anti-Nazi activist called "Julia", which was later made into the film Julia. Muriel Gardiner, a wealthy American …

12578. The Last Theorem

Frederik Pohl

The Last Theorem is a 2008 science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl. It was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperVoyager in July 2008, and in the United States by Del Rey Books in August 2008. The book is about a young Sri Lankan …

12579. Final del juego

Julio Cortazar

Final del juego is a book of eighteen short stories written by Julio Cortázar.

12580. Conquerors' Legacy

Timothy Zahn

Conquerors' Legacy is a book published in 1996 that was written by Timothy Zahn.

12581. Sweet Danger

Margery Allingham

Sweet Danger is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in October 1933, in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by The Crime Club as Kingdom of Death; later US versions used the title The Fear Sign. It is the fifth adventure of the …

12582. WarCraft: Day of the Dragon

Richard A. Knaak

Warcraft: Day of the Dragon is a novel by Richard A. Knaak based in Blizzard Entertainments Warcraft Universe. It was published by Pocket Books. It is the first book released in the Warcraft Universe.

12583. Graveminder

Melissa Marr

Graveminder is a 2011 Gothic mystery novel by Melissa Marr. The novel was released on May 17, 2011 by William Morrow and Company and follows a young woman that returns to her hometown to discover that she is expected to fill the supernatural shoes of her now deceased …

12584. Maximum Security (Cherub 3)

Robert Muchamore

Maximum Security is the third novel in the CHERUB series of books, written by Robert Muchamore. In this novel CHERUB agents James Adams and Dave Moss infiltrate a maximum security prison in Arizona to get to the son of an international arms dealer.

12586. Taming a Sea-Horse

Robert B. Parker

Taming a Sea-Horse is the 13th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The title is from the Robert Browning poem "My Last Duchess." The book's epigraph is of the poem's closing lines: "Nay, we'll go / Together down, sir: / Notice Neptune, though, /Taming a sea-horse thought a …

12587. A Contract with God

Will Eisner

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories is a 1978 graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner. It is a short story cycle that revolves around poor Jewish characters who live in a tenement in New York City. Eisner produced two sequels set in the same tenement: A Life …

12588. Piercing

Ryū Murakami

Piercing is a novel by Ryu Murakami. Originally published in Japanese in 1994, it was translated and published in English by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2008.

12589. Revenge of the Lawn

Richard Brautigan

Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970 is a collection of 62 short stories written by the American author Richard Brautigan from 1962 to 1970. Like most of Brautigan's works, the stories are whimsical, simply themed, and often surreal. Many of the stories were originally …

12590. Love Marriage

V. V. Ganeshananthan

Love Marriage is the debut novel by author V.V. Ganeshananthan set in Sri Lanka and North America. Published by Random House in April 2008, Love Marriage was named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best of 2008 and appeared on the longlist for the Orange Prize. It was also …

12591. My Soul to Keep

Tananarive Due

My Soul to Keep is a novel by American writer Tananarive Due. A film version of this book is in production with actor Blair Underwood. It is the first book in Due's African Immortals Series and it followed by The Living Blood. The third book in the series, Blood Colony, was …

12592. Prayers to broken stones; a collection

Dan Simmons

Prayers to Broken Stones is a short story anthology by the American author Dan Simmons. It includes 13 of his earlier works, along with an introduction by Harlan Ellison in which the latter relates how he "discovered" Dan Simmons at the Colorado Mountain College's "Writers' …

12593. Return to the Whorl

Gene Wolfe

Return to the Whorl is a book published in 2001 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

12594. The West End Horror

Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nicholas Meyer, published in 1976. It takes place after Meyer's other two Holmes pastiches, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution and The Canary Trainer, though it was published in …

12595. The Discarded Image

C. S. Lewis

The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature is non-fiction and the last book written by C. S. Lewis. It deals with medieval cosmology and the Ptolemaic universe, and portrays the medieval conception of a "model" of the world. This model formed …

12596. Salvation on Sand Mountain

Dennis Covington

Salvation on Sand Mountain is a 1995 non-fiction book by Dennis Covington. The storyline follows the author as he goes from covering the trial of Glenn Summerford to experiencing a snake handling church in Appalachia. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award.

12597. Crisscross

F. Paul Wilson

Crisscross is the eighth 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.

12598. Planet Simpson

Chris Turner

Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation or Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation is a non-fiction book about The Simpsons, written by Chris Turner and originally published on October 12, 2004 by Random House. …

12600. Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Doreen Cronin

Giggle, Giggle, Quack is a children's book by Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin, this sequel to Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type tells the story of Farmer Brown's brother Bob, who is farm-sitting for the vacationing Farmer Brown. Farmer Brown leaves a to-do list for …



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