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.

12401. 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. …

12402. 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 …

12404. 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 …

12405. 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 …

12406. Private Arrangements

Sherry Thomas

Private Arrangements is the debut historical romance by Sherry Thomas.

12407. 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 …

12408. 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 …

12409. 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.

12411. 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.

12412. 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 …

12413. 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 …

12414. 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.

12415. 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.

12416. 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 …

12417. 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 …

12418. 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 …

12420. Shatterday

Harlan Ellison

Mercurial, belligerent, passionately in love with language and wild ideas, Harlan Ellison has won more awards for imaginative literature than any other living writer. Though his contemporary fantasies have been compared favorably with the dark visions of Borges, Barthelme, Poe, …

12422. 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 …

12424. 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 …

12425. 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 …

12426. 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 …

12427. The hidden face of Eve

Nawal El Saadawi

"This powerful account of the oppression of women in much of the Arab world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago. Nawal El Saadawi writes out of a powerful sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. …

12428. 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 …

12430. 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 …

12431. 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, …

12435. 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 …

12436. Emerald sea

John Ringo

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

12437. 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 …

12438. 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 …

12439. 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 …

12440. 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 …

12442. 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 …

12443. 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 …

12444. 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 …

12445. 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, …

12446. 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 …

12447. Far North

Marcel Theroux

Far North is a book written by Marcel Theroux.

12450. 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.

12451. 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 …

12453. 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 …

12454. 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 …

12455. Soul Circus

George Pelecanos

Soul Circus is a 2003 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigators Derek Strange and Terry Quinn. It is the third novel to involve the characters following Right as Rain and Hell to Pay.

12456. 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.

12459. 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.

12460. Stranger at the Wedding

Barbara Hambly

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

12464. 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 …

12465. Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel

Richard Brautigan

Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel is Richard Brautigan's seventh novel, completed in 1975 it was published the following year. Sombrero Fallout is a novel which follows two stories. The first revolves around a humorist in San Francisco in 1972 trying to cope with the recent …

12468. 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 …

12469. 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.

12470. Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction

Luke Davies

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

12471. 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 …

12472. 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.

12473. 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 …

12475. 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 …

12478. 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.

12479. 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 …

12483. Southern Mail

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Courrier sud, translated as Southern Mail and Southern Carrier, is the first novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, published in 1929. Encouraged by the publication of his short story The Aviator, Saint-Exupéry followed up with this work based on his pioneering flights for the …

12484. 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 …

12486. 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 …

12487. 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 …

12488. 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.

12490. 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 …

12491. 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.

12492. 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.

12493. Puss in Boots

Il était une fois

"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 …

12494. 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.

12495. 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 …

12496. 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.

12497. 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 …

12498. The Seventh Cross

Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers' novel The Seventh Cross, is one of the better-known examples of German literature circa World War II. It was published first in the United States, in an abridged version, in September 1942 by Little, Brown and Company. Its publication was surrounded by a certain …

12499. Clandestine in Chile

Gabriel García Márquez

"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 …

12500. The Bible as History A confirmation of The Book of …

Werner Keller

The Bible As History, now thoroughly updated with the latest scientific and archaeological breakthroughs in biblical investigation. Including:Revolutionary new evidence that confirms some of the most monumental and controversial events in the Bible-including the destruction of …

12501. 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 …

12502. Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution

Richard Fortey

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

12503. Angel: After The Fall

Joss Whedon

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. …

12505. 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 …

12506. Malina: A Novel (Portico Paperbacks)

Ingeborg Bachmann

A work of sharp, unforgettable images and an irresistible narrative. Here is the story of lives painfully intertwined: the unnamed narrator, haunted by nightmarish memories of her father, lives with the androgynous Malina, an initially remote and dispassionate man who ultimately …

12507. Why I am so wise (Penguin Great Ideas #17R)

Friedrich Nietzsche

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them.Now, …

12508. 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 …

12509. Quarry

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Police chief inspector Baerlach has just undergone surgery when his friend and doctor, Hugentobler, thinks he recognizes one of his own colleagues on a LIFE Magazine picture. The article is about Dr. Neyle, a nazi doctor who practiced surgery without anesthesia in the …

12510. 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 …

12511. 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 …

12512. 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 …

12513. 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 …

12517. 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 …

12518. 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 …

12520. 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 …

12523. 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.

12524. 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 …

12525. The Fox

Sherwood Smith

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

12527. 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 …

12528. 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.

12529. 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 …

12530. 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,' …

12531. 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.

12532. 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.

12533. 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, …

12535. 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 …

12537. 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 …

12541. Bruchstück einer Hysterie-Analyse

Sigmund Freud

Bruchstück einer Hysterie-Analyse is a book written by Sigmund Freud.

12542. 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 …

12543. The Nature of Alexander

Mary Renault

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

12544. 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.

12546. 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 …

12547. 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 …

12548. 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 …

12549. 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. …

12550. 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 …

12551. The Eagle and the Nightingales

Mercedes Lackey

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

12552. 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 …

12553. 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 …

12554. 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 …

12555. 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 …

12556. 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 …

12557. 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" …

12558. 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 …

12559. Absolutely American

David Lipsky

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

12560. Open and Shut

David Rosenfelt

Open and Shut is a book written by David Rosenfelt.

12561. Hunter: BLS2 - Black Light (Bob Lee Swagger)

Stephen Hunter

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

12562. 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 …

12563. Invasion

Robin Cook

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

12564. 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 …

12565. 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 …

12567. 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, …

12568. 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 …

12570. 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 …

12571. 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 …

12572. 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.

12574. 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, …

12578. 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 …

12581. 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

12582. 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 …

12583. 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.

12587. 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.

12588. 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.

12590. 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.

12591. 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 …

12592. 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.

12594. 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 …

12596. 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 …

12599. 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 …

12600. 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. …



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