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.

13002. Mantissa

John Fowles

Mantissa is a novel by British author John Fowles published in 1982. It consists entirely of a presumably imaginary dialogue in a writer's head, between himself and an embodiment of the Muse Erato, after he wakes amnesiac in a hospital bed.

13004. The Road to Omaha

Robert Ludlum

The Road to Omaha is a novel by Robert Ludlum published in 1992. It is a sequel to his earlier book The Road to Gandolfo. Both are comedic thrillers concerning Army lawyer Sam Devereaux, who gets caught up in the schemes of General MacKenzie "The Hawk" Hawkins. The Hawk is …

13007. The Unlimited dream company

J. G. Ballard

The Unlimited Dream Company is a novel by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1979. It was nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1980. It won the British Science Fiction Association Award in the same year.

13008. The beautiful cigar girl : Edgar Allan Poe, Mary …

Daniel Stashower

The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder is a book by Daniel Stashower.

13010. Crossing the Line

Karen Traviss

Crossing the Line is a novel written by Karen Traviss in November 2004. It is the second book of the Wess'Har Series. Its prequel was called City of Pearl, published in February of the same year. Some of the main characters include Shan Frankland, hardened copper now infected …

13011. Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman

Death and the Maiden is a 1990 play by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman. The world premiere was staged at the Royal Court Theatre in London on 9 July 1991, directed by Lindsay Posner. It had one reading and one workshop production prior to its world premiere.

13015. Insurrection

Thomas M. Reid

Insurrection is a fantasy novel by Thomas M. Reid. It is the second book of the War of the Spider Queen hexad, a series set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

13016. 14,000 Things to be Happy About : The Happy Book

Barbara Ann Kipfer

14,000 things to be happy about is a book by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan. It was published in 1990 by Workman Publishing. The book consists simply of a list containing approximately 14,000 random and sometimes abstract items, apparently compiled by the …

13017. The Seventh Tower Vol. 4: Above the Veil

Garth Nix

Above the Veil is the fourth children's book in Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower series, published in 2001 by Scholastic.

13018. Baltimore: Or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the …

Mike Mignola

Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire is a 2007 illustrated novel created by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.

13019. Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana

Michael Azerrad

Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana is a 1993 book by Michael Azerrad, covering the career of Nirvana from its inception. It was written before the suicide of Nirvana band leader Kurt Cobain and for the book, Azerrad met with the members of the band and conducted extensive …

13020. Alien Heat (Dancers at the End of Time: Book I)

Michael Moorcock

An Alien Heat is a book published in 1972 and written by Michael Moorcock.

13021. Sailor Song

Ken Kesey

Sailor Song is a 1992 novel written by Ken Kesey. This his 3rd novel after 28 years since he wrote Sometimes a Great Notion. Sailor Song takes place sometime in the 2020s and details the lives of the residents of Kuinak, a small town in Alaska. It is a quiet, small fishing town, …

13022. Bridge of Souls: The Quickening Book Three

Fiona McIntosh

Bridge of Souls is the third book in The Quickening written by Fiona McIntosh.

13026. Dermaphoria

Craig Clevenger

Bailed out of jail and holed up in a low-rent motel, amnesiac Eric Ashworth’s only memory is a woman’s name: Desiree. With steadily increasing doses of a strange new hallucinogen, Eric finds that the drug allows him to reassemble his past in broken fragments. But as he begins to …

13027. Ragamuffin (Xenowealth #2)

Tobias S. Buckell

Ragamuffin is the second novel by Caribbean science fiction writer Tobias S. Buckell. It is the sequel to his first novel, Crystal Rain. Buckell labeled Ragamuffin a "Caribbean space opera", with his previous novel being called "Caribbean steampunk". It is followed by his third …

13028. The Sword of Conan

Robert E. Howard

The Sword of Conan is a collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, first published in hardcover by Gnome Press in 1952. The stories originally appeared in the 1930s in the fantasy …

13029. Read Eighth - Rides a Dread Legion (Demonwar Saga) …

Raymond E. Feist

Rides a Dread Legion is a fantasy novel by Raymond E. Feist. It is the first book in the The Demonwar Saga and was published in 2009. It is followed by At the Gates of Darkness.

13030. The King in Yellow

Robert W. Chambers

The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers, first published by F. Tennyson Neely in 1895. The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book …

13031. Little Star

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Little Star is a 2010 horror/drama novel written by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It is named after Lilla stjärna, the Swedish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1958 held in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

13032. Oxygen

Andrew Miller

Oxygen is the third novel by English author, Andrew Miller, released on 6 September 2001 through Sceptre. Although the novel received mixed reviews, it was shortlisted for both a Man Booker Prize and a Whitbread Award in 2001.

13034. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Maya Angelou

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas is the third book of Maya Angelou's seven-volume autobiography series. Set between 1949 and 1955, the book spans Angelou's early twenties. In this volume, Angelou describes her struggles to support her young son, form …

13035. The face in the frost

John Bellairs

The Face in the Frost is a short 1969 fantasy novel by author John Bellairs. Unlike most of his later works, this book is meant for adult readers. It centers on two accomplished wizards, Prospero and Roger Bacon, tracking down the source of a great magical evil. The subject …

13037. By Sorrow's River (Berrybender Narratives)

Larry McMurtry

By Sorrow's River is a 2003 novel by Larry McMurtry. It is the third, both in chronological and publishing order, of The Berrybender Narratives. Set in the year 1833, it recounts the Berrybenders' journey south through the Great Plains to Bent's Fort on the Arkansas River. The …

13038. (ST:TOS #23) Ishmael

Barbara Hambly

Ishmael is a novel by Barbara Hambly, set in the Star Trek fictional universe.

13039. Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, 3)

Eileen Wilks

Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks is the 5th novel in the World of the Lupi series. It was released on January 2, 2007. It hit the #8 place on Barnes & Noble's Bestselling Books in Contemporary Romance on 01/05/07.

13041. Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, Book 2)

Eileen Wilks

Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks is the 4th novel in the World of the Lupi series. It was released on November 1, 2005. It was nominated for the 2005 Romantic Times Best Werewolf Romance Novel.

13043. The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other …

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

13045. The Toyminator

Robert Rankin

The Toyminator is a novel by the British author Robert Rankin. It is the sequel to The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, winner of the 2003 SFX Magazine Best Novel Award. It follows the adventures of Eddie Bear and his sidekick Jack.

13046. 23 The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (Nancy Drew …

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery of the Tolling Bell is the twenty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1946 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

13047. Bright orange for the shroud

John D. MacDonald

Bright Orange for the Shroud is a sixth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot follows McGee as he attempts to salvage the money of friend Arthur Wilkinson after the man is defrauded in a semi-legal confidence scheme involving a land deal.

13048. Against the Tide (Council of War) (Council of War)

John Ringo

Against the tide is a book published in 2005 that was written by John Ringo.

13049. Quest for the Well of Souls (Well World book 3)

Jack L. Chalker

Quest for the Well of Souls is the third book in the Well of Souls series by the American author Jack L. Chalker, and completes the Wars of the Well World duology begun with Exiles at the Well of Souls. A foreword by Chalker indicates that Quest and Exiles were originally …

13050. Godplayer (1983)

Robin Cook

Godplayer is a novel by Robin Cook. It was first released in 1983 in the UK and USA. It has 285 pages. Like most of Cook's other work, it is a medical thriller. Working with her husband, a respected cardiac surgeon, at Boston Memorial is a dream come true for Dr. Cassandra …

13052. Nightfall

Isaac Asimov

"Nightfall" is a 1941 science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov about the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated at all times on all sides. It was adapted into a novel with Robert Silverberg in 1990. The short story has been included in 48 …

13053. To Die In Italbar & A Dark Travelling

Roger Zelazny

To Die in Italbar is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. To Die in Italbar follows Mr. H, a man who needs only to touch someone to heal or hurt them, during a deadly galactic pandemic. The novel contains a cameo by Francis Sandow, the protagonist of Isle of the Dead, but …

13054. Seizure

Robin Cook

Seizure is the 2003 novel by American author Robin Cook which explores the concerns raised by advances in therapeutic cloning. It debuted at Number 6 on The New York Times Best Seller list on August 3, 2003. It remained on the best seller list for three weeks. In November 2004 …

13055. The It Girl

Cecily von Ziegesar

The It Girl is the first book in The It Girl series. It was written in 2005 by a ghostwriter with suggestions from Cecily von Ziegesar. Aimed toward young adults, it is a spin-off from the bestselling Gossip Girl series. Jenny Humphrey has been kicked out from Constance Billard …

13060. Genius Squad (2)

Catherine Jinks

Genius Squad is a novel written by Catherine Jinks published in 2008 by Allen & Unwin, Australia. It is the second book in a series that follows the main character Cadel Piggot, a young genius living in Australia.

13063. Cosmic

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This isprimarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. Sometimes it's not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces …

13066. Dirt (Stone Barrington Novels)

Stuart Woods

Dirt is the second novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1996 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place in New York, a few years after the events in New York Dead. The novel continues the story of Stone Barrington, a retired detective …

13067. Hearts Aflame

Johanna Lindsey

Hearts Aflame is novel by Johanna Lindsey, originally published in June 1987 by Avon Books. It is the second book in the Haardrad Family Saga Series and Lindsey's fourteenth novel. The book reached number three in the New York Times Best Seller list for paperbacks. It has been …

13068. Iorich

Steven Brust

House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head on Draegara City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera--longtime friend, sometime ally--has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a …

13071. The Library Card

Jerry Spinelli

The Library Card is a 1997 young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli. The book is broken into four short stories each following a different main character, but all connected to a library card.

13072. The Secret Garden (Classic Starts) (Classic Starts)

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English …

13074. Bloodlines

Richelle Mead

The first book in Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California.Populated …

13075. The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy is a 2012 novel written by J. K. Rowling. The book was published worldwide by the Little, Brown Book Group on 27 September 2012. A paperback edition was released on 23 July 2013. It was Rowling's first publication since the Harry Potter series, her first apart …

13076. Detectives in togas

Henry Winterfeld

In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.Yes, Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school, but no, he did …

13077. A golden age

Tahmima Anam

In the spring of 1971, Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her two children. What she does not know is that, after today, their lives will change forever. For this is East Pakistan, a country erupting into war. As she struggles to keep her children safe, Rehana will find …

13078. (mau) The M

W. Somerset Maugham

The Magician is a novel by British author W. Somerset Maugham, originally published in 1908. In this tale, the magician Oliver Haddo, a caricature of Aleister Crowley, attempts to create life. Crowley wrote a critique of this book under the pen name Oliver Haddo, in which he …

13079. Trials And Tribulations

Theodor Fontane

Meanwhile Lena had drawn up a wooden chair near her old mother, because she knew that this was Baron Botho's favorite place; but Frau Dörr, who was fully impressed with the idea that a Baron must occupy the seat of honor, had meanwhile risen, and with the blue fleecy mass …

13080. Hop on Pop (Bright & Early Board Books)

Dr. Seuss

First published in 1963, Hop on Pop remains a perennial favorite when it comes to teaching kids to read. Here, as in most of his extensive body of work, Dr. Seuss creates uncomplicated, monosyllabic rhymes to foster learning and inspire children to read. But what was radical …

13081. Nancy Drew # 16 The Clue of the Tapping Heels

Carolyn Keene

Challenging questions confront Nancy Drew when she attempts to solve the mystery of the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress. Who is the tapper? How does he gain access to Miss Carter’s house, despite securely locked doors and windows? Why do the tapping …

13082. Fear is the Key

Alistair MacLean

A classic novel of ruthless revenge set in the steel jungle of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico – and on the sea bed below it. Now reissued in a new cover style.A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: ten million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold …

13083. Berlin Noir 2 - Criminalul din umbră

Philip Kerr

The Pale Criminal is a historical detective novel and the second in the Berlin Noir trilogy of Bernhard Gunther novels written by Philip Kerr.

13088. A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

Lawrence Block

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse is a book by Lawrence Block.

13090. Until the Final Hour

Traudl Junge

Until the Final Hour, also published as Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary or simply Hitler's Last Secretary is a memoir of the last days of Hitler's government, written by Traudl Junge in 1947, but not published till 2002 and 2003. The book was part of the basis for …

13091. My secret garden; women's sexual fantasies

Nancy Friday

My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies is a 1973 book compiled by Nancy Friday, who collected women's fantasies through letters and taped and personal interviews. After including a female sexual fantasy in a novel she submitted for publishing, her editor objected, and Friday …

13092. My Traitor's Heart

Rian Malan

My Traitor's Heart is an autobiographical book by Rian Malan first published in 1990 on his return from exile. It is subtitled "South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe and His Conscience" or "Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Exile Explores the Madness in …

13093. Galore

Michael Crummey

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, Caribbean & Canada and the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award; Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Book Award, and the Winterset Award When a whale …

13094. Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast …

Boris Akounine

Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin is a book by Russian author Boris Akunin, published in 2007. The book contains two historical detective novellas featuring his character Erast Fandorin: The Jack of Spades and The Decorator. Special Assignments was …

13095. Castle Rackrent

Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent, a short novel by Maria Edgeworth published in 1800, is often regarded as the first historical novel, the first regional novel in English, the first Anglo-Irish novel, the first Big House novel and the first saga novel. It is also widely regarded as the first …

13097. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Richard Hofstadter

Anti-intellectualism in American Life is a book by Richard Hofstadter published in 1963 that won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. In this book, Hofstadter set out to trace the social movements that altered the role of intellect in American society. In so doing, …

13098. Stig of the Dump

Clive King

Stig of the Dump is a children's novel by Clive King published in 1963. It is regarded as a modern children's classic and is often read in schools. It was illustrated by Edward Ardizzone and has been twice adapted for television, in 1981 and in 2002.

13099. A Tin Can Tree (Arena Books)

Anne Tyler

The Tin Can Tree is a 1965 novel by Anne Tyler.

13100. Critique Of Criminal Reason

Michael Gregorio

Critique of Criminal Reason is an English language crime novel written by Michael Gregorio, the pseudonym of Michael G. Jacob and Daniela De Gregorio, two scholars teaching in Spoleto, central Italy. It is set in Königsberg, during the height of Napoleonic wars, in 1804. It …

13101. Open Society and Its Enemies: Vol 1

Karl Popper

The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by Karl Popper, a critique of theories of teleological historicism in which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws. Popper criticizes and indicts as totalitarian Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich …

13102. Red Shift (Collins Voyager)

Alan Garner

Red Shift is a 1973 fantasy novel by Alan Garner. It spans over a thousand years but one geographical area: Southern Cheshire, England. Garner evokes the essence of place, allowing his characters to echo each other through time, as if their destinies may be predefined by the …

13103. The Puzzle Palace : A Report on America's Most …

James Bamford

The Puzzle Palace is a book written by James Bamford and published in 1982. It is the first major, popular work devoted entirely to the history and workings of the National Security Agency, a United States intelligence organization. The title refers to a nickname for the NSA, …

13105. Ghost from the Grand Banks, The

Arthur C. Clarke

The Ghost from the Grand Banks is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. The story deals with two groups, both of whom are attempting to raise one of the halves of the wreck of Titanic from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean in time for the sinking's centennial …

13106. Divided Kingdom

Rupert Thomson

Divided Kingdom is a novel by British author Rupert Thomson. It was first published in Britain by Bloomsbury in April 2005 and then in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in June 2005.

13107. The Lantern Bearers

Rosemary Sutcliff

The Lantern Bearers is a historical novel for children by Rosemary Sutcliff, first published by Oxford in 1959 with illustrations by Charles Keeping. Set in Roman Britain during the 5th century, it is the story of a British Roman's life after the final withdrawal of Roman …

13109. The laws

Plato

13110. Rhadopis of Nubia

Naguib Mahfouz

Rhadopis of Nubia is an early novel by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz. It was originally published in Arabic in 1943. An English translation by Anthony Calderbank appeared in 2003 published by American University in Cairo Press. The novel is one of several that Mahfouz wrote …

13111. Miracles on Maple Hill

Virginia Sorensen

Miracles on Maple Hill is a 1956 novel by Virginia Sorensen that won the 1957 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. The settings and characters for the book were inspired by real people and locations the author encountered during her stay in Edinboro, …

13113. Coming of Age in Samoa; a Psychological Study of …

Margaret Mead

Coming of Age in Samoa is a book by American anthropologist Margaret Mead based upon her research and study of youth – primarily adolescent girls – on the island of Ta'u in the Samoan Islands. First published in 1928, the book launched Mead as a pioneering researcher and as the …

13114. The Evolution of God

Robert Wright

The Evolution of God is a 2009 book by Robert Wright that explores the history of the concept of God in the three Abrahamic religions through a variety of means, including archeology, history, theology, and evolutionary psychology. The patterns which link Judaism, Christianity, …

13116. The Mind of God

Paul Davies

The Mind of God is a 1992 non-fiction book by Paul Davies. Subtitled The Scientific Basis for a Rational World, it is a whirlwind tour and explanation of theories, both physical and metaphysical, regarding ultimate causes. Its title comes from a quotation from Stephen Hawking: …

13119. Lost City Radio: A Novel

Daniel Alarcón

Lost City Radio is a 2007 novel written by Daniel Alarcón.

13120. Ark

Stephen Baxter

Ark is a 2009 hard science fiction novel by English author Stephen Baxter. It is a sequel to his 2008 novel Flood. Ark deals with the journey of Ark One, which Baxter has revealed to be a starship, and the continuing human struggle for survival on Earth after the catastrophic …

13122. Pure Dead Magic (Pure Dead - Book 1)

Debi Gliori

Pure dead magic is a book published in 2001 that was written by Debi Gliori.

13123. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character is a domesticated dog named Buck. The story starts with him …

13125. 99 Coffins : A Historical Vampire Tale (Book 2)

David Wellington

99 Coffins is a 2007 vampire novel written by David Wellington. It is a sequel to 2006's Thirteen Bullets.

13126. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Monster Manual

Gary Gygax

The Monster Manual for the 1st Edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. it was released in 1977 and was written by Gary Gygax.

13127. A Hole in Space

Larry Niven

A Hole in Space is a collection of 9 science fiction short stories and one essay, all by Larry Niven, published in 1974. This 1975 winner of the Locus Poll Award, Best Single Author Collection includes: "Rammer" "The Alibi Machine" "The Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot …

13128. 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 …

13129. What Men Live By

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

A shoemaker named Simon, who had neither house nor land of his own, lived with his wife and children in a peasant's hut, and earned his living by his work. Work was cheap, but bread was dear, and what he earned he spent for food. The man and his wife had but one sheepskin coat …

13132. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Galileo Galilei

The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was a 1632 Italian-language book by Galileo Galilei comparing the Copernican system with the traditional Ptolemaic system. It was translated into Latin as Systema cosmicum in 1635 by Matthias Bernegger. The book, which was …

13133. Exterminator!

William S. Burroughs

Exterminator! is a short story collection written by William S. Burroughs and first published in 1973. Early editions label the book a novel. It is not to be confused with The Exterminator, another collection of stories Burroughs published in 1960 in collaboration with Brion …

13134. The Return of Nathan Brazil

Jack L. Chalker

The Return of Nathan Brazil is the fourth book in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker.

13135. Tenerezza (titolo originale Tenderness)

Robert Cormier

Tenderness is a 1997 novel written by Robert Cormier. It is the basis for John Polson's 2008 film of the same name.

13136. Dr. Seuss. Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Dr. Seuss

Bartholomew and the Oobleck easily qualifies as a Seuss classic, first told way back in 1949. And its message--the importance of owning up to your mistakes and saying that you're sorry--is as timeless now as it was then. Bartholomew Cubbins serves thanklessly as pageboy to King …

13137. Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Alan Moore

An unforgettable hardcover collection of WATCHMEN writer Alan Moore's definitive Superman tales that is sure to appeal of readers of his BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE graphic novel. Moore teams with Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist from the 1950's through the 1970's, to tell …

13139. Caravan to Vaccarès

Alistair MacLean

From all over Europe, even from behind the Iron Curtain, gypsies make an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of their patron saint in Provence. But at this year’s gathering, people are mysteriously dying. Intrepid sleuths Cecile Dubois and Neil Bowman join the caravan in order to …

13140. The Diagnosis

Alan Lightman

In the bravura opening chapter of Alan Lightman's novel The Diagnosis, a nameless horror befalls Boston businessman Bill Chalmers in the hubbub of his morning commute. As he jostles his way aboard the train and makes cell-phone calls to check last-minute details on his morning …

13142. The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Eugene Trivizas

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig is a children's picture book written by Eugene Trivizas, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and first published by Heinemann in 1993. The story is a comically inverted version of the classic Three Little Pigs, a fable published in the 19th …

13144. The Drowning Pool

Ross Macdonald

The Drowning Pool is a 1950 mystery novel written by Ross Macdonald, his second book in the series revolving around the cases of private detective Lew Archer.

13146. America

E.R. Frank

America is a young adult novel written by E.R. Frank. It tells the story of America, a fifteen-year-old biracial boy who had gotten lost in the system. The author of the book, E.R. Frank, is herself a social worker. In an author's note at the end of the book, she says she has …

13147. Tuesdays with Morrie: For One More Day

Mitch Albom

For One More Day is a 2006 philosophical novel by Mitch Albom. Like his previous works, it features mortality as a central theme. The book tells the story of a troubled man and his mother, and explores how people might use the opportunity to spend a day with a lost relative.

13150. Ecology of fear : Los Angeles and the imagination of …

Mike Davis

Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster is a 1998 book by Mike Davis examining how contemporary Los Angeles is portrayed in the popular media.

13151. '48

James Herbert

'48 is a 1996 alternate history horror novel by British horror author James Herbert. The book follows an American pilot stranded in a dystopian London after Hitler, moments before being completely defeated, uses a biological weapon in the shape of V2 missiles, that wipes out the …

13153. The Motel Life

Willy Vlautin

The Motel Life is the debut novel by musician and writer Willy Vlautin. It tells the story of two brothers from Reno, Nevada, whose lives are thrown into turmoil following a tragic accident. It was made into a movie starring Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, and Dakota Fanning, and …

13155. House of Cards

William D. Cohan

House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street is the second book written by William D. Cohan. It was released on March 10, 2009 by Doubleday.

13156. In a Different Voice - Psychological Theory and …

Carol Gilligan

In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development is a book on gender studies by American professor Carol Gilligan, published in 1982, which Harvard University Press in March 2012 called "the little book that started a revolution". In the book, Gilligan …

13157. The Tailor Of Gloucester

Beatrix Potter

The Tailor of Gloucester is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, privately printed by the author in 1902, and published in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1903. The story is about a tailor whose work on a waistcoat is finished by …

13158. Spider

Patrick McGrath

Spider is a novel by the British novelist Patrick McGrath, originally published in the United States in 1990. Its eponymous character, birth name Dennis Cleg, is a recent arrival from a lunatic asylum to a halfway house in the East End of London—just a few streets away, by …

13159. Blue Heaven

Joe Keenan

Blue Heaven is the first book by novelist Joe Keenan. It is a gay-themed comedy about four friends who get caught up in ill-fated attempt to scam a Mafia family by faking a marriage and absconding with the cash and gifts that the prospective in-laws will shower on the lucky …

13160. Hidden talents

David Lubar

American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults"American Library Association "Quick Picks for Young Adults"Martin Anderson and his friends don't like being called losers. But they've been called that for so long even they start to believe it. Until Martin makes an …

13161. The Secret of Crickley Hall

James Herbert

The Secret of Crickley Hall is a 2006 supernatural thriller novel by the British writer James Herbert.

13162. The Quiet War

Paul J. McAuley

The Quiet War is a 2008 science fiction novel written by Paul McAuley.

13166. The sixth man

David Baldacci

The Sixth Man is a crime fiction novel by American writer David Baldacci. The book was initially published on April 19, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. This is the fifth installment in the King and Maxwell book series.

13167. Overachievers, The: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids

Alexandra Robbins

The Overachievers or The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids is a nonfiction book written by Alexandra Robbins. Using the example of some American teenagers, it centers upon overachievement in high school, emphasizing its negative effect in modern American society. It …

13168. The Patron Saint of Butterflies

Cecilia Galante

The Patron Saint of Butterflies is a young-adult novel by author Cecilia Galante. It was first published in 2008.

13171. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

Bell Hooks

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center is the second book by bell hooks, published in 1984. The book confirmed her importance as a leader in radical feminist thought.

13173. The Jewel in the Skull

Michael Moorcock

The Jewel in the Skull is a fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock, first published in 1967. The novel is the first in the four volume The History of the Runestaff.

13175. The Matarese Countdown

Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Countdown is an espionage thriller novel by Robert Ludlum. It is the sequel to the The Matarese Circle.

13176. Zombie Lover (The Magic of Xanth, Volume 22)

Piers Anthony

Zombie Lover is the twenty-second book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

13177. Death and the Dancing Footman

Ngaio Marsh

A winter weekend ends in snowbound disaster in a novel which remains a favourite among Marsh readers. It began as an entertainment: eight people, many of them enemies, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with a love for theatre. They would be the characters in a drama that …

13178. Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A year of stories

Stuart McLean

Home from the Vinyl Cafe is Stuart McLean's second volume of stories that first aired on the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. It was the winner of the 1999 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Stories included in Home from the Vinyl Cafe: Dave Cooks the Turkey Holland Valentine's …

13179. The Blood King

Gail Z. Martin

The Blood King is a book published in 2008 that was written by Gail Z. Martin.

13180. Opening Night

Ngaio Marsh

Opening Night is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the sixteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1951. It was published in the United States as Night at the Vulcan. The novel is one of the theatrical ones for which Marsh was best known, and …

13182. Alice's Adventures Under Ground: Facsimile of the …

Lewis Carroll

This work is sometimes called the "Fascimile Edition" of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll wrote, in his own hand, the story whose core elements had been told to the the three Liddell sisters, Lorina, Alice and Edith, and a friend, the Reverend Duckworth, on their …

13185. Prisoner's Base

Rex Stout

Prisoner's Base is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1952.

13186. The One Kingdom (The Swans' War, Book 1)

Sean Russell

Sean Russell's fantasy novel, the first in his The Swans' War series.

13191. Coot Club (Godine Storyteller) (Godine Storyteller)

Arthur Ransome

Coot Club is the fifth book of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books, published in 1934. The book sees Dick and Dorothea Callum visiting the Norfolk Broads during the Easter holidays, eager to learn to sail and thus impress the Swallows and Amazons …

13193. Calico Captive

Elizabeth George Speare

In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French …

13194. Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals Books)

Carolyn Meyer

Doomed Queen Anne is a young-adult historical novel about Anne Boleyn by Carolyn Meyer. It is the third book in the Young Royals series. Other books are Mary, Bloody Mary, Beware, Princess Elizabeth and Patience, Princess Catherine. The book was originally published in the U.S. …

13195. Incompetence

Rob Grant

Incompetence is a dystopian comedy novel by Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant, first published in 2003 with the tag line "Bad is the new Good". It is a murder mystery and political thriller set in a near-future federal Europe where no-one can be "prejudiced from employment for …

13196. The Earth Will Shake

Robert Anton Wilson

The Earth Will Shake is a book published in 1982 that was written by Robert Anton Wilson.

13197. Hunter's Prayer

Lilith Saintcrow

Hunter's Prayer is a book published in 2008 that was written by Lilith Saintcrow.

13198. The Judging Eye

R. Scott Bakker

Widely praised by reviewers and a growing body of fans, Bakker has already established his reputation as one of the smartest writers in the fantasy genre--a writer in the line stretching from Peake to Tolkein. Now he returns to The Prince of Nothing universe with the …

13199. Wächter

Stephen Baxter

Firstborn is a 2007 novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. It is the third book, billed as the conclusion of the A Time Odyssey series.

13200. Rule by Secrecy: Hidden History That Connects the …

Jim Marrs

Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids is a book by Jim Marrs.



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