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.

13601. Jem (S.F. Masterworks, Volume 41)

edited by Frederik Pohl

Jem is a novel written by Frederik Pohl.

13603. Ships of Merior

Janny Wurts

Ships of Merior is volume two of The Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. Arc II of The Wars of Light and Shadow was released in several different formats. The US hard cover edition of The Ships of Merior contained the entirety of Arc II. However, due to page limits for …

13605. The Finishing School

Muriel Spark

The Finishing School is the last novel written by Scottish author Muriel Spark and published by Viking Press in 2004. It concerns 'College Sunrise', a mixed-sex finishing school in Ouchy on the banks of Lake Geneva near Lausanne in Switzerland.

13606. The Second Mrs. Giaconda

E. L. Konigsburg

The Second Mrs. Giaconda, later The Second Mrs. Gioconda, is a historical novel for children by E. L. Konigsburg. Set primarily in Milan, Italy, it features Leonardo da Vinci, his servant Salai, and duchess Beatrice d'Este. Through the experiences of Salai narrated in third …

13607. Letters Home By Sylvia Plath. Correspondence 1950 - …

Sylvia Plath

Letters Home is a collection of letters written by Sylvia Plath to her family between her years at college, in 1950, and her death at age 30. Sylvia's mother, Aurelia Schober Plath, edited the letters and agreed to have the collection published by Harper & Row in 1975. …

13608. Zoli

Colum McCann

A unique love story, a tale of loss, a parable of Europe, this haunting novel is an examination of intimacy and betrayal in a community rarely captured so vibrantly in contemporary literature. Zoli Novotna, a young woman raised in the traveling Gypsy tradition, is a poet by …

13610. The Quantum Rose (The Saga of the Skolian Empire, …

Catherine Asaro

The Quantum Rose is a science fiction novel by Catherine Asaro which tells the story of Kamoj Argali and Skolian Prince Havyrl Valdoria. The book is set in her Saga of the Skolian Empire. It won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 2001 Affaire de Coeur Award for Best …

13611. Surrender the pink

Carrie Fisher

Surrender the Pink is a romance novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher that was published in 1990. The title term, surrender the pink, is a colloquialism pertaining to male sexual advances to a female. It comes from the phrase, "They're all pink on the inside." This novel, …

13612. My name is Light

Elsa Osorio

A veinte años, Luz is the first novel by Argentinian author Elsa Osorio, first published in 1998. The English-language version of her novel, My Name is Light, was first published in 2003 by Bloomsbury USA.

13614. The Blackstone Chronicles: Complete in One

John Saul

The Blackstone Chronicles is a serialized novel by American horror and suspense author John Saul. The series consists of six installments and takes place in a fictional New Hampshire town called Blackstone. The series has been adapted into both a computer game and graphic novel.

13615. Den tatuerade fjärilen

Philip Pullman

The White Mercedes, published in 1992 and now known as The Butterfly Tattoo, is about one character who falls passionately in love, and suffers horribly from then on, as his innocent love is embroiled in a long cycle of revenge and hatred. It was Philip Pullman's first book for …

13617. The Book of Abraham

Marek Halter

The Book of Abraham is a historical novel written by Marek Halter that documents the history of his Jewish family. Although the early parts of the book are fictional, those parts taking place after the fifteenth century factually document the history of Marek Halter's family.

13619. Star Dance

Spider Robinson

Stardance is a science fiction novel by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson, published by Dial Press in 1979 as part of its Quantum science fiction line. The novel's opening segment originally appeared in Analog in 1977 as the novella "Stardance," followed by the serialized …

13621. Antwerp

Roberto Bolaño

Antwerp is a novella by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was written in 1980 but only published in 2002, a year before the author's death. An English translation by Natasha Wimmer was published in 2010. Considered by Bolaño's literary executor Ignacio Echevarría to be the …

13624. The Prophet Murders

Mehmet Murat Somer

The Prophet Murders is a Turkish detective fiction novel by Mehmet Murat Somer originally published in Turkish by İletişim Yayınları in 2003 and in English by Serpent's Tail in 2008. It is the first published entry in the author’s Hop-Çiki-Yaya series about an unnamed …

13626. The Double Bass

Michael Hofmann

From the author of Perfume and The Pigeon, this story revolves around the narrator's relationship with his double-bass. The play has been performed all over Germany and at the Edinburgh Festival.

13627. Midnight Voices (2002)

John Saul

Midnight Voices is a thriller horror novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on May 28, 2002. The novel follows the story of Caroline Evans, who moves with her new husband and children into a new building, which they begin to believe is haunted.

13629. The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Heather Vogel Frederick

The Mother-Daughter Book Club is a young adult novel written by Heather Vogel Frederick. It was published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster. The book centers around the life of four very different girls who become best friends all because their mothers decided to start a book …

13630. Journey of Man : A Genetic Odyssey

Spencer Wells

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey is a 2002 book by Spencer Wells, an American geneticist and anthropologist, in which he uses techniques and theories of genetics and evolutionary biology to trace the geographical dispersal of early human migrations out of Africa. The book …

13631. The Empty Copper Sea

John D. MacDonald

The Empty Copper Sea is the seventeenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In it, McGee looks into the apparent drowning of Hub Lawless in a boating accident. His $2 million insurance policy leads some to believe he has faked his death. The title of the book …

13632. The Eyes of the Overworld (The Dying Earth, Book 2)

Jack Vance

The Eyes of the Overworld is a fantasy fix-up by Jack Vance, published by Ace in 1966, the second book in the Dying Earth series that Vance inaugurated in 1950. Retitled Cugel the Clever in its Vance Integral Edition, the book features the self-proclaimed Cugel the Clever in …

13633. John Carter of Mars (The Martian Tales of Edgar Rice …

Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Carter of Mars is the eleventh and final book in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is not actually a novel but rather a collection of two John Carter of Mars stories. The first story was originally published in 1940 by Whitman as a Better Little Book entitled …

13634. The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern …

Lewis Hyde

The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property is a 1983 book by Lewis Hyde in which he examines the importance of gifts, their flow and movement and the impact that the modern market place has had on the circulation of gifts. Part of part I, "A Theory of Gifts", was …

13635. Iggie's House

Judy Blume

Iggie's House is a 1970 young adult novel by Judy Blume. The story concerns Winnie, whose best friend Iggie has moved away. The new family moving into Iggie's house are the first black people in the neighborhood. While Winnie is quick to make friends with the new kids, she …

13636. Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in October 1979 retailing at £4.50. It was the last Christie book to be published under the Collins Crime Club imprint …

13638. Doctor's Orders, Star Trek, No. 50

Diane Duane

Doctor's Orders is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Diane Duane.

13639. Incandescence

Greg Egan

The long-awaited new novel from Greg Egan! Hugo Award-winning author Egan returns to the field with Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF.The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some …

13640. Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

Carrie Tiffany

Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living is a 2005 novel by Australian author Carrie Tiffany. It won the 2005 Western Australian Premier's Book Award for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the 2006 Miles Franklin Award and the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.

13641. The Bloody Red Baron

Kim Newman

The Bloody Red Baron is a 1995 science fiction novel by British author Kim Newman. It is the second book in the Anno Dracula series and takes place during the Great War, 30 years after the first novel.

13643. Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore

Ray Loriga

Tokio ya no nos quiere is a novel published in 1999 by Spanish author Ray Loriga. It was published in English in 2003 by Canongate, in a translation by John King.

13646. Tereza Batista: Home from the Wars

Jorge Amado

Tereza Batista: Home from the Wars is a Brazilian modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1972 and was published in English in 1975, with a translation by Barbara Shelby.

13648. You Must Remember This

Joyce Carol Oates

You Must Remember This is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates. It tells the story of Enid Maria, a girl who falls in love with her uncle, a professional boxer. It also is about her family, the Stevicks, and their thriving life in Port Oriskany, a fictional industrial city in upstate …

13649. The First Three Minutes. A Modern View of the Origin …

Steven Weinberg

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe is a 1977 book by American physicist Steven Weinberg. The book is currently available in its second edition released in 1993.

13650. Twilight at the Well of Souls: The Legacy of Nathan …

Jack L. Chalker

Twilight at the Well of Souls is the fifth novel in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker. It is a science fiction novel. Twilight at the Well of Souls concludes the narrative begun in the fourth book, The Return of Nathan Brazil.

13652. Exporers of the New Century

Magnus Mills

Explorers of the New Century is the fifth novel by Booker shortlisted author Magnus Mills, published in 2005.

13653. Old Bones (A Gideon Oliver Mystery)

Aaron Elkins

In the flood tides off Mont St. Michel, revered Resistance-hero Guillaume du Rocher is drowned. Already assembled at the Rocher estate to deal with family business, members of the Rocher clan instead read his will. The next day a partial skeleton is found in the cellar and …

13654. Moll Flanders, an authoritative text: Backgrounds …

Daniel Defoe

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722. It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised novelist, …

13655. More Work for the Undertaker (Albert Campion Mystery)

Margery Allingham

More Work for the Undertaker is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1948, in the United Kingdom by William Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York. It is the thirteenth novel in the Albert Campion series. The book focuses on Apron …

13657. Lisa and Lottie

Kastner

Lottie and Lisa is a 1949 novel by Erich Kästner, about twin girls separated at birth who meet at summer camp. The book originally started out during World War II as an aborted movie scenario. In 1942, when for a brief time Kästner was allowed by the Nazi authorities to work as …

13658. The Picts & the Martyrs: Or Not Welcome at All

Arthur Ransome

The Picts and the Martyrs is the eleventh book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1943. This is the last completed book set in the Lake District and features the Blackett sisters, the Amazons and the Callum siblings, Dick and …

13660. Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees …

Arthur Ransome

Peter Duck is the third book in the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome. The Swallows and Amazons sail to Crab Island with Captain Flint and Peter Duck, an old sailor, to recover buried treasure. During the voyage the Wildcat is chased by another vessel, the Viper, …

13663. The Dean's December

Saul Bellow

The Dean's December is a 1982 novel by the American author Saul Bellow. The first novel Bellow published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976, it is set in Chicago and Bucharest. The book's main character, Albert Corde, a meditative academic who faces a crisis, …

13664. Wasp (Gollancz SF collector's edition)

Eric Frank Russell

Wasp is a 1957 science fiction novel by English author Eric Frank Russell. Terry Pratchett stated that he "can't imagine a funnier terrorists' handbook." Wasp is generally considered Russell's best novel. The title of Wasp comes from the idea that the main character's actions …

13666. The Faded Sun: Shon'Jir

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Faded Sun: Shon'Jir is a book published in 1978 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

13667. Leviathan, or the Whale

Philip Hoare

Leviathan, or the Whale is a book written by Philip Hoare.

13668. The Walking Dead, Book 3

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 3 is a book written by Charlie Adlard and Robert Kirkman.

13669. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Richard Wrangham

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human is a book by British primatologist Richard Wrangham, published by Profile Books in England, and Basic Books in the USA. It argues the hypothesis that cooking food was an essential element in the physiological evolution of human beings. It …

13670. Alexandria

Lindsey Davis

Alexandria is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis, published in 2009. It is the nineteenth in her Falco series, starring Marcus Didius Falco, Informer and Imperial Agent.

13672. Gods And Pawns (The Company)

Kage Baker

Gods and Pawns is a collection of stories written by Kage Baker and published by Tor Books. The stories are set in the universe of her series about The Company.

13674. Wizard of the Crow

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Wizard of the Crow is a novel written by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, his first novel in more than twenty years. The story is set in the imaginary Free Republic of Aburĩria, autocratically governed by one man, known only as the Ruler. The novel received the 2008 Tähtifantasia Award for …

13675. Notes of a Native Son

James Baldwin

Notes of a Native Son is a non-fiction book by James Baldwin. It was Baldwin's first non-fiction book, and was published in 1955. The volume collects ten of Baldwin's essays, which had previously appeared in such magazines as Harper's Magazine, Partisan Review, and The New …

13677. The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774; a revised edition of the novel was published in 1787. Werther was an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and …

13680. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

Bill O'Reilly

A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir is a memoir by American political commentator Bill O'Reilly, published in 2008. It was published on September 23, 2008. It recounts his early life and includes his accounts of people who influenced him. It opened at number 2 on the New …

13681. Wolf Hunting

Jane Lindskold

Wolf Hunting is a novel in the Firekeeper Saga series by Jane Lindskold.

13683. Monsieur Pain

Roberto Bolaño

Monsieur Pain is a short novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. Written in 1981-1982, it was originally published in 1984 under the title La senda de los elefantes by the City Council of Toledo, Spain, as the winning story of its "Félix Urabayen Prize". The book was reprinted …

13684. The deep range

Arthur C. Clarke

The Deep Range is a 1957 Arthur C. Clarke science fiction novel concerning a future sub-mariner who helps farm the seas. The story includes the capture of a sea monster similar to a kraken. It is based on a short story of the same name that was published in April 1954, in Argosy …

13685. The Copper Crown (Keltiad: The Tales of Aeron, Vol 1)

Patricia Kennealy

The Copper Crown is a book published in 1984 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

13686. Divine Madness (Cherub, Book 5)

Robert Muchamore

Divine Madness is the fifth novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. In this novel, CHERUB agents James, Lauren, and Dana go to Australia to investigate a cult called the Survivors.

13687. Okay for Now

Gary D. Schmidt

Okay for Now is a book written by Gary D. Schmidt.

13688. D. X.S. Book 2 -Daniel X: Watch the Skies

James Patterson

LIGHTS All's quiet in the small town of Holliswood. Television sets, computers, and portable devices are aglow in every home, classroom, and store. Yet not all is perfect. Evil is lurking, just out of sight, behind the screen. CAMERA Residing in this sleepy town is a villain …

13689. Locked in Time (Laurel Leaf Books)

Lois Duncan

Locked in Time is a novel by Lois Duncan, first published in 1985. This book is categorized as a suspense novel for young adults. The story centers around a seventeen-year-old girl who attends a boarding school and whose mother recently died. The story is written solely from the …

13690. Kissing the Gunners Daughter, #15

Ruth Rendell

Kissing the Gunner's Daughter is a 1992 novel by the British mystery writer Ruth Rendell, featuring the recurring character Inspector Reg Wexford. The title of the book refers to historical corporal punishment in the Royal Navy where a sailor was positioned over a cannon to …

13691. The City of the Sun

Tommaso Campanella

The City of the Sun is a philosophical work by the Italian Dominican philosopher Tommaso Campanella. It is an important early utopian work. The work was written in Italian in 1602, shortly after Campanella's imprisonment for heresy and sedition. A Latin version was written in …

13692. Women Who Love Too Much

Robin Norwood

The relationship classic hailed by Erica Jong as “life-changing”—now updated with a new introduction and resource section!The #1 New York Times bestseller that asks: are you a woman who loves too much?-Do you find yourself attracted again and again to troubled, distant, moody …

13693. The Making of the President 1960

Theodore H. White

The Making of the President, 1960, written by journalist Theodore White and published by Atheneum Publishers in 1961, is a book that recounts and analyzes the 1960 election in which John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. The book won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize …

13694. Near to the Wild Heart

Clarice Lispector

Near to the Wild Heart is Clarice Lispector's first novel, written from March to November 1942 and published around her twenty-third birthday in December 1943. The novel, written in a stream-of-consciousness style reminiscent of the English-language Modernists, centers on the …

13696. A Conflict of Visions

Thomas Sowell

A Conflict of Visions is a book by Thomas Sowell. It was originally published in 1987; a revised edition appeared in 2007. Sowell's opening chapter attempts to answer the question of why the same people tend to be political adversaries in issue after issue, when the issues vary …

13697. Expert in Murder, An: A New Mystery Featuring …

Nicola Upson

An Expert in Murder is a historical crime novel by Nicola Upson, published on March 6, 2008.

13698. Pan Tadeusz

Adam Mickiewicz

Pan Tadeusz is an epic poem by the Polish poet, writer and philosopher Adam Mickiewicz. The book was first published in June 1834 in Paris, and is considered by many to be the last great epic poem in European literature. Pan Tadeusz is recognized as the national epic of Poland. …

13701. A Fine Dark Line

Joe R. Lansdale

A Fine Dark Line is a 2002 novel by American writer Joe R. Lansdale. The story is set in Dumont, Texas in 1958. This novel was issued as a limited edition by Subterranean Press and as a trade hardcover and a trade paperback by Mysterious Press. Both hardcover editions are now …

13703. We Are Still Married (BBC Radio Collection)

Garrison Keillor

We Are Still Married: Stories & Letters is a collection of short stories and poems by Garrison Keillor, including several set in the fictitious heartland town of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. It was first published in hardcover by Viking Penguin, Inc. in 1989. An expanded edition …

13705. Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

Ayn Rand

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology is a work of philosophy by Ayn Rand and Leonard Peikoff, which Rand considered her philosophical treatise. First published in its combined form in 1979, the majority of the book is Rand's summation of the Objectivist theory of concepts …

13706. Generations of Winter

Vasily Aksyonov

Generations of Winter is a novel by Russian writer Vasily Aksyonov. Many critics have praised Generations of Winter as a new Doctor Zhivago large-scale Russian novel, which tells the story of a Russian family Gradov struggling to survive in the Stalinist era. As the Wall Street …

13707. Wyvernhail: The Kiesha'ra: Volume Five

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Wyvernhail is the fifth book in the Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The preceding four books in order are: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, and Wolfcry. It is told from the point of view of Hai the gyrfalcon, cobra mix, who is struggling to find a way out of Ecl, or …

13708. Elfshadow

Elaine Cunningham

Elfshadow is a book published in 1991 that was written by Elaine Cunningham.

13709. The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's Past)

Cixin Liu

This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just …

13711. The Americans (Kent Family Chronicles, Vol. 8)

John Jakes

The Americans is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1979, and is the eighth and last book in The Kent Family Chronicles. The novel intermingles fictional characters with historical events and figures, to tell the story of the United States.

13712. The green knight

Iris Murdoch

Full of suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval themes in contemporary London. An attempt by the sharp, feral, and uncommonly intelligent Lucas Graffe to murder his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is …

13713. The Easy Way to Stop Smoking : Join the Millions Who …

Allen Carr

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking is a self-help book written by British author and accountant Allen Carr. The book aims to help people quit smoking, offering a range of different methods. The book is the most famous book of Carr, as it resonated widely in the world and became a …

13715. The Eagle (Camulod Chronicles, 9, Clothar the Frank)

Jack Whyte

The Eagle is the final novel in the A Dream of Eagles series. The Eagle follows the continuing story of Clothar from when he meets Arthur Pendragon, to, and possibly after, King Arthur's death. It also is noted for having a sympathetic portrait of Mordred. The novel was released …

13716. The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher is a children's book, written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in July 1906. Jeremy's origin lies in a letter she wrote to a child in 1893. She revised it in 1906, and moved its setting from the River …

13720. A Division of the Spoils

Paul Scott

A Division of the Spoils is the 1975 novel by Paul Scott that concludes his Raj Quartet.

13721. Anatomy of Criticism

Northrop Frye

Herman Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays attempts to formulate an overall view of the scope, theory, principles, and techniques of literary criticism derived exclusively from literature. Frye consciously omits all specific and practical criticism, instead …

13722. The Enigma of Arrival

V.S. Naipaul

The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections is a 1987 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul. Mostly an autobiography, the book is composed of five sections that reflect the growing familiarity and changing perceptions of Naipaul upon his arrival in various countries after …

13724. Felix Holt: the Radical

George Eliot

Felix Holt, the Radical is a social novel written by George Eliot about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. In January 1868, Eliot penned an article entitled "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt". This came on the heels of …

13725. If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International …

James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin's fifth novel, is a love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s. The title is a reference to the 1916 W.C. Handy blues song "Beale Street Blues".

13726. Ink : the book of all hours

Hal Duncan

Ink: The Book of All Hours 2 is a speculative fiction novel by Hal Duncan. It is Duncan's second novel and a sequel to Vellum: The Book of All Hours. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Pan Macmillan in February 2007 and, later that same month, in the USA by Del Rey, …

13727. Irrational exuberance

Robert J. Shiller

Irrational Exuberance is a March 2000 book written by Nobel Prize-winning Yale University professor Robert Shiller, named after Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" quote.

13728. The culture of Narcissism : American life in an age …

Christopher Lasch

The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations is a book by the cultural historian Christopher Lasch, first published by W. W. Norton in January 1979. It explores the roots and ramifications of the normalizing of pathological narcissism in 20th …

13729. The Way to Dusty Death

Alistair MacLean

The Way to Dusty Death is a thriller novel written by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. It was originally published in 1973. The title is a quotation from a famous passage in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5.

13730. Flower Net: A Red Princess Mystery (Red Princess …

Lisa See

Flower Net by Lisa See is the first of the Red Princess mysteries. The other two novels in the series are The Interior and Dragon Bones. Flower Net explores the state of US-China relations in the early months of 1997, especially in terms of international politics, human …

13731. The Unknown Shore

Patrick O'Brian

The Unknown Shore is a novel published in 1959 by Patrick O'Brian. It is the story of two friends, Jack Byron and Tobias Barrow, who sail aboard HMS Wager as part of the voyage around the world led by Anson in 1740. Their ship did not make it all the way around the world, unlike …

13732. *Vendetta

Michael Dibdin

Vendetta is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the second book in the popular Aurelio Zen series. Zen has earned a return to the fold of actual police work, but now Officials in a high government ministry are desperate to finger someone—anyone—for the murder of an eccentric …

13734. Service with a Smile

P. G. Wodehouse

Service with a Smile is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 15 October 1961 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, and in the United Kingdom on 17 August 1962 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is the eighth full-length novel set at Blandings …

13735. What to Do When Someone Dies

Nicci French

What To Do When Someone Dies is a 2009 novel by Nicci French. It concerns a young woman whose husband dies in mysterious circumstances, and her struggle to deal with her bereavement and make sense of his death. It was dramatised for television as a three-part series, Without …

13736. Secret Water

Arthur Ransome

Secret Water is the eighth book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published on 28 November 1939. This book is set in and around Hamford Water in Essex, close to the resort town of Walton-on-the-Naze. It brings the Swallows and the …

13738. The Sleeper Awakes

Herbert George Wells

The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian science fiction novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. The …

13740. Mystery Walk

Robert R. McCammon

Mystery Walk is a 1983 horror novel by Robert R. McCammon. It was first published on May 13, 1983 through Holt, Rinehart & Winston and follows Billy Creekmore, a young boy capable of seeing and exorcising spirits.

13741. The Art of Dreaming

Carlos Castaneda

The Art of Dreaming is a book written by anthropologist Carlos Castaneda and published in 1993. It details events and techniques during a period of the author's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer, don Juan Matus, between 1960 and 1965.

13742. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists and The …

Gideon Defoe

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is the first book in The Pirates! series by Gideon Defoe dealing with a hapless crew of pirates. It was published in 2004 by Orion Books. The book was adapted into a stop-motion film by Aardman Animations.

13743. Cloud's Rider

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Cloud's Rider is a science fiction novel written by United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, and was first published by Warner Books in September 1996. It is the second of a series of two novels written by Cherryh and is set in the author's Finisterre …

13744. Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure, the last completed of Thomas Hardy's novels, began as a magazine serial in December 1894 and was first published in book form in 1895. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a working-class young man, a stonemason, who dreams of becoming a scholar. The other main …

13745. The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation For The …

Edward Gorey

The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium is an illustrated book by American author/illustrator Edward Gorey, and is a sequel to his The Haunted Tea Cozy dedicated to the memory of Lancelot Brown. The story features the Bahhumbug throughout its 30 …

13746. The case of the late pig : an Albert Campion mystery

Margery Allingham

The Case of the Late Pig is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published 1937, by Hodder & Stoughton. It is the ninth novel featuring the mysterious Albert Campion and his butler/valet/bodyguard Magersfontein Lugg.

13747. Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli …

George Jonas

Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team is a 1984 book by George Jonas describing part of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli assassination campaign launched after the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. In some countries it was published under the title …

13748. The Alice B.Toklas Cookbook (Cook's Classic Library)

Alice B. Toklas

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, first published in 1954, is one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time. Written by Alice B. Toklas, writer Gertrude Stein's life partner, Toklas wrote this book as a favor to Random House to make up for her unwillingness at the time to write her …

13749. Seventh Tower, the #06: The Violet Keystone

Garth Nix

The Violet Keystone is the sixth and last book in Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower series, published in 2001 by Scholastic. Tal and Milla, along with some allies, are now face to face with the evil that plans to destroy their world. In this book, they travel one last time to Aenir, …

13750. Smax

Alan Moore

13751. The Spider and the Fly

Mary Howitt

The Spider and the Fly is a book written by Mary Botham Howitt and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi.

13752. Then there were five

Elizabeth Enright

Then There Were Five is a children's novel by award-winning author Elizabeth Enright. The third of her four books about the Melendy family, it is preceded by The Saturdays and The Four-Story Mistake, and followed by Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze. Then There Were Five takes …

13753. The Hythrun Chronicles 01 - Wolfblade

Jennifer Fallon

Wolfblade is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the first in a trilogy titled the Wolfblade Trilogy. First came The Demon Child Trilogy. Now the Chronicles are extended, in The Hythrun Chronicles. Wolfblade is a prequel, set perhaps thirty years …

13756. Madwand, Sequel to Changeling

Roger Zelazny

Madwand is a 1981 fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. It is a sequel to Changeling.

13757. Surrender

Sonya Hartnett

"Sophisticated young readers will be awed by the delicate, measured, heartbreaking portrait that emerges." – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)As life slips away, Gabriel looks back over his brief twenty years, which have been clouded by frustration and humiliation. A small, …

13758. The Republic of Wine

Mo Yan

The Republic of Wine: A Novel is a satirical novel by Mo Yan This novel explores the relationship between Chinese people and food and drink, and comments on government corruption and excesses. It was translated to English by Howard Goldblatt. The novel has two distinct narrative …

13759. Dark Hollow

Brian Keene

Dark Hollow is a 2006 horror novel written by Brian Keene. It tells the story of Adam Senft, a struggling writer who discovers that an evil satyr has been summoned by Nelson LeHorn, a local witch. The satyr is hypnotising and abducting women in Adam's local town in order to …

13760. SPQR I: The King's Gambit

John Maddox Roberts

SPQR I: The King's Gambit is a book written by John Maddox Roberts.

13761. Lost Souls

Dean Koontz

Lost Souls is the fourth novel of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series.

13762. Lord of misrule

Jaimy Gordon

Lord of Misrule is a 2010 novel by American writer Jaimy Gordon. It won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction.

13763. A Fighting Man of Mars (Martian Tales of Edgar Rice …

Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Fighting Man of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fantasy novel, the seventh of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it on February 28, 1929, and the finished story was first published in Blue Book Magazine as a six-part serial in the issues for April to …

13764. Beaches

Iris Rainer Dart

Beaches is a novel written by Iris Rainer Dart and is about two friends, struggling actress Cee Cee Bloom and the conventional Bertie Barron. The story follows them through their life as young girls until their mid-late 30s.

13765. Eye of the Labyrinth

Jennifer Fallon

Eye of the Labyrinth is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the second in a trilogy titled The Second Sons.

13767. Wounded sky, The (Star Trek #13)

Diane Duane

The Wounded Sky is a 1983 Star Trek novel by Diane Duane, featuring James T. Kirk as captain of the USS Enterprise. The author would four years later adapt the novel's plot for the teleplay of the first season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Where No One Has Gone Before".

13768. The Grantville Gazette (Sequels to 1632)

Eric Flint

The Grantville Gazette is the first of a series of professionally selected and edited paid fan fiction anthologies set within the 1632 series inspired by Eric Flint's novel 1632. The electronically published the Grantville Gazettes, which are reaching long novel length with …

13769. Moon Shot The Inside Story of America's Race to the …

Alan Shepard

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon is a book written by Mercury Seven astronaut Alan Shepard, with NBC News correspondent Jay Barbree and Associated Press space writer Howard Benedict. Astronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton is also listed as an author, …

13770. Savage Season: Hap and Leonard 1

Joe R. Lansdale

Savage Season is a crime novel by American writer Joe R. Lansdale, published in 1990. It is the first in a series of books and stories written by Lansdale featuring the characters Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. The novel was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel of …

13771. The Black Mountain

Rex Stout

The Black Mountain is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1954. The story was also collected in the omnibus volume Three Trumps. This book and the pre-war novel Over My Dead Body both involve international intrigue over Montenegro, …

13772. Not Quite Dead Enough

Rex Stout

Not Quite Dead Enough is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1944 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. The volume contains two novellas that first appeared in The American Magazine: "Not Quite Dead Enough" "Booby Trap" In these two stories Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's …

13775. Space Viking

H. Beam Piper

Space Viking is a science fiction novel written by H. Beam Piper and is set in his Terro-Human future history. It tells the story of one man's search for his wife's murderer and its unexpected consequences. The story was originally serialized in Analog magazine, then published …

13776. Evig natt

Alistair MacLean

Night Without End is a thriller novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1959. The author has been complimented for the excellent depiction of the unforgiving Arctic environment; among others, the Times Literary Supplement gave it strongly favorable notices …

13780. Cat Royal: 1 - The Diamond of Drury Lane

Julia Golding

The Diamond of Drury Lane is a children's historical novel by Julia Golding which won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in 2006. The book is set on 1 January 1790.

13781. Broken soup

Jenny Valentine

Broken Soup is a children's novel by Jenny Valentine, published in 2008. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the 2008 Costa Book Children's Book Award, and longlisted for the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize. It has also been longlisted for the …

13784. Spellsinger #03 The Day of the Dissonance

Alan Dean Foster

The Day of the Dissonance is a 1984 fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book follows the continuing adventures of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather who is transported from our world into a land of talking animals and magic. It is the third book in the Spellsinger series.

13786. In the Small, Small Pond (Caldecott Honor Book)

Denise Fleming

In the Small, Small Pond is a 1994 Caldecott Honor Book written and illustrated by Denise Fleming. It is the sequel to Fleming’s In the Tall, Tall Grass.

13787. The Knight of the Sacred Lake (Guinevere Series #2)

Rosalind Miles

The Knight of the Sacred Lake is a 2001 historical fantasy novel by Rosalind Miles.

13788. Cold Copper Tears (Garrett P.I. 2)

Glen Cook

Cold Copper Tears is the third novel in Glen Cook's ongoing Garrett P.I. series. The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett.

13790. Flux

Stephen Baxter

Flux is a 1993 science fiction novel by British author Stephen Baxter. It is the third book in Baxter's Xeelee Sequence.

13791. Hot Springs

Stephen Hunter

Hot Springs is a fictional work by Stephen Hunter, published in 2000. Hot Springs is a novel telling about gangsters and gambling in U.S. city Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is the first novel in the series featuring Hunter's character Earl Swagger. It is summer 1946 and Earl …

13793. Swimming to Catalina (Stone Barrington #4)

Stuart Woods

Swimming to Catalina is the fourth novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1998 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place in Los Angeles, after the events in Dead in the Water. The novel continues the story of Stone Barrington, a retired …

13796. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Stephenie Meyer

Fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight Saga will treasure this definitive official guide! This must-have eBook edition-the only official guide-is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further …

13800. Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in his Dune series of six novels. It was originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in 1969. The American and British editions have different prologues summarizing events in the previous novel. Dune Messiah and …



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