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.

16201. The leopard hunts in darkness

Wilbur A. Smith

The Leopard Hunts in Darkness is a novel by Wilbur Smith set in the early days of Zimbabwe's independence and is the fourth in Wilbur Smith's series about the Ballantyne family of Rhodesia.

16202. Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary

Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary is a book by Wendelin Van Draanen.

16203. Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

Carl Emil Schorske

Fin-de-siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture, written by American cultural historian Carl E. Schorske and published by Knopf in 1980, won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It has been described as a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a …

16204. Scales of Justice

Ngaio Marsh

Scales of Justice is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the eighteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1955. The plot concerns the murder of Colonel Carterette, an enthusiastic fisherman in charge of publishing the controversial memoirs of the …

16205. The accident man

Tom Cain

The Accident Man is the first novel of the Samuel Carver series by English thriller writer, Tom Cain, released on 2 July 2007 through Bantam Press.

16206. Killer in the Rain (Penguin Mini Modern Classics)

Raymond Chandler

"Killer in the Rain" refers to a collection of short stories, including the eponymous title story, written by hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler. The collection features eight short stories originally published in pulp magazines between 1935 and 1941. At …

16208. After the Empire

Emmanuel Todd

After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order is a 2001 book by Emmanuel Todd. Todd predicts the fall of the United States as the sole superpower. Todd examines the fundamental weaknesses of the US to conclude that, contrary to American conventional wisdom, America is …

16209. The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag

Robert Rankin

The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag is a novel by the British author Robert Rankin that incorporates elements of fantasy and science fiction.

16210. The moment of the magician (Spellsinger)

Alan Dean Foster

The Moment of the Magician is a 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 fourth book in the Spellsinger series.

16211. Too Many Women

Rex Stout

Too Many Women is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published in 1947 by the Viking Press. The novel was also collected in the omnibus volume All Aces.

16214. The Plumed Serpent

D. H. Lawrence

The Plumed Serpent is a 1926 novel by D. H. Lawrence. Set in Mexico, it was begun when the author was living at what is now the D. H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos in U.S. state of New Mexico in 1924, accompanied by his wife Frieda and artist Dorothy Brett. Lawrence wanted to call …

16218. The Search

Naguib Mahfouz

The Search is a novel written and published by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz in 1964. It was translated from Arabic into English in 1987 by Mohamed Islam, edited by Magdi Wahba, and published by Doubleday in 1991.

16219. Wodehouse: Lord Emsworth and Others (The Collector's …

P. G. Wodehouse

Lord Emsworth and Others is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on March 19, 1937 by Herbert Jenkins, London; it was not published in the United States. The Crime Wave at Blandings, which was published on 25 June 1937 by …

16220. The translator

Leila Aboulela

The Translator is Egyptian-born Sudanese and British educated writer Leila Aboulela's first novel, published in 1999. The Translator is a story about a young Sudanese widow living in Scotland and her sprouting relationship with Islamic scholar Rae Isles.

16221. The forty rules of love: a novel of Rumi

Elif Shafak

In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling …

16224. The Healer's Keep (Seer and the Sword, 2)

Victoria Hanley

The Healer's Keep is the second novel in the Seer and the Sword series, by Victoria Hanley.

16228. The American senator

Anthony Trollope

The American Senator is a novel written in 1875 by Anthony Trollope. Although not one of Trollope's better-known works, it is notable for its depictions of rural English life and for its many detailed fox hunting scenes. In its anti-heroine, Arabella Trefoil, it presents a …

16233. The Book and the Brotherhood: A Story about Love and …

Iris Murdoch

The Book and the Brotherhood is the 23rd novel of Iris Murdoch, first published in 1987. Considered by some critics to be among her best novels, is the story of a group of close friends living in England in the 1980s. The book of the title is a theoretical work on Marxism, …

16236. The Crystal Frontier

Carlos Fuentes

The Crystal Frontier is a 1995 novel written by Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes. The title can also be translated as "The glass border".

16241. The Sweetest Dream

Doris Lessing

The Sweetest Dream is a 2001 novel by British Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. The novel begins in the 1960s leading up to the 1980s and is set in London and the fictional African nation, Zimlia, a thinly veiled reference to Zimbabwe.

16242. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case For Feminist …

Shulamith Firestone

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution is a 1970 book by Shulamith Firestone. It has been called the clearest and boldest presentation of radical feminism, but has also been criticized on numerous grounds.

16243. Riders in the Chariot

Patrick White

Riders in the Chariot is the sixth published novel by Australian Author Patrick White, Nobel Prize winner of 1973. It was published in 1961 and won the Miles Franklin Award in that year. It also won the 1965 Gold Medal of the Australian Literature Society.

16251. Requiem

Antonio Tabucchi

Requiem: A Hallucination is a 1991 novel by the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi. Set in Lisbon, the narrative centres on an Italian author who meets the spirit of a dead Portuguese poet. Tabucchi wrote the book in Portuguese. Alain Tanner directed a 1998 film adaptation, also …

16252. Liquid Love

Zygmunt Bauman

Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bonds is a 2003 book by Zygmunt Bauman which discusses human relations in liquid modern world. The book is part of series of books written by Bauman, such as Liquid Life and Liquid Times.

16254. The Last English King

Julian Rathbone

The Last English King is a historical novel by English writer Julian Rathbone. The novel covers the time of the Battle of Hastings. It revolves around Walt Edwinson, a housecarl of Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. The story starts with Walt returning to …

16255. Mrs. Bridge

Evan S. Connell

Mrs. Bridge is the debut novel of American author Evan S. Connell, first published in 1959. In 117 brief episodes, it tells the story of an upper middle-class, bourgeois family in Kansas City in the period between the First and Second World War, mostly from the perspective of …

16257. A Night of Serious Drinking

René Daumal

A Night of Serious Drinking is an allegorical novel by the French surrealist writer René Daumal detailing what is ostensibly an extremely simple plot in which the narrator overly imbibes alcohol; what unfolds however is a novel which explores the extremities of heaven and hell.

16258. Julie, or the New Heloise

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Julie, or the New Heloise is an epistolary novel by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, published in 1761 by Marc-Michel Rey in Amsterdam. The original edition was entitled Lettres de deux amans habitans d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes. The novel's subtitle points to the history of …

16260. Summer Moonshine (Penguin)

P. G. Wodehouse

Summer Moonshine is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on October 8, 1937 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on February 11, 1938 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It was previously serialised in The Saturday Evening Post from 24 …

16261. The girl in blue

P. G. Wodehouse

The Girl in Blue is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in the United Kingdom on 29 October 1970 by Barrie & Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 22 February 1971 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York.

16262. The Machine Gunners

Robert Westall

The Machine Gunners is a children's historical novel by Robert Westall, published by Macmillan in 1975. Set in northeastern England shortly after the Battle of Britain, it features children who find a crashed German aircraft with a machine gun and ammunition; they build a …

16263. The Sands Of Time (Hermux Tantamoq) (2)

Michael Hoeye

The Sands of Time is a children's fantasy novel by Michael Hoeye. The Sands of Time is the second in the Hermux Tantamoq series beginning with Time Stops for No Mouse, followed by No Time Like Show Time, and Time to Smell the Roses. In each one Hermux Tantamoq, mouse, …

16264. Fourth K, The

Mario Puzo

The Fourth K is a novel by Mario Puzo, published in 1990. It is set during the Presidency of fictional "Francis Xavier Kennedy," nephew of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy.

16265. Murder And Magic

Randall Garrett

Murder and Magic is a collection of short stories by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy. It was first published in paperback in 1979 by Ace Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since. It was later gathered together with Too Many …

16266. Good Behaviour

Molly Keane

Written by Molly Keane in 1981, Good Behaviour tells a story of Irish society in the early twentieth century. Narrated by the daughter of the St. Charles family, Aroon, nothing is as it seems. A cold mother, a gay brother and a similarly inclined love interest all unseen or …

16269. Melmoth

Dave Sim

Melmoth is the fifth novel in Canadian cartoonist Dave Sim's Cerebus comic book series. It follows Oscar in his last days leading up until his death, while Cerebus sits catatonic, clutching the doll of Jaka, the woman he loves but believes has been killed. The novel was …

16270. Babyji

Abha Dawesar

Babyji is a novel by Abha Dawesar first published in 2005. Set in 1980s Delhi, India, it recounts the coming of age and the sexual adventures and fantasies of a 16-year-old bespectacled schoolgirl, the only child of a Brahmin family. The three simultaneous "affairs" she has in …

16275. The Demon Spirit (DemonWars, Book 2)

R. A. Salvatore

The Demon Spirit is the second book in the first DemonWars Saga trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. The book is also the second out of seven books in the combined DemonWars Saga.

16276. Cauldron

Larry Bond

Cauldron is a technothriller novel by Larry Bond.

16278. The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies …

Bryan Caplan

The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies is a 2007 book written by Bryan Caplan challenging the notion that voters are reasonable people that society can trust to make laws. Rather, Caplan contends that voters are irrational in the political sphere and …

16279. Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Invincible

Troy Denning

Invincible is the ninth and final book in the Legacy of the Force series. It is a novel by Troy Denning and was released on May 13, 2008.

16280. Phenomenal Woman

Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women is a book of poems by Maya Angelou, published in 1995. The poems in this short volume were published in Angelou's previous volumes of poetry. "Phenomenal Woman", "Still I Rise", and "Our Grandmothers" had appeared in And Still I …

16281. Mansfield Park

Jane Austen

Mansfield Park is the third novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between February 1811 and 1813. It was published in May 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a …

16282. Everfree (Idlewild, Book 3)

Nick Sagan

Everfree is a novel by Nick Sagan. It is the sequel to Edenborn and the final installment of this trilogy.

16283. The Mad God's Amulet (DAW UY1289)

Michael Moorcock

The Mad God's Amulet is a fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock, first published in 1968 as Sorcerer's Amulet. The novel is the second in the four-volume The History of the Runestaff. The events in this novel take place immediately after the preceding volume, The Jewel in the Skull.

16284. The Ramayana

R. K. Narayan

The Ramayana is a mythological book by R. K. Narayan. It was first published by Chatto and Windus, London in 1973. The book is a shortened, prose adaptation of the Tamil Kamba Ramayanam. In 1938, Narayan made a promise to his dying uncle that he would translate the Kamba …

16285. The Ponder heart

Eudora Welty

The Ponder Heart is a novella written by Eudora Welty and illustrated by Joe Krush, originally published in The New Yorker in 1953, and republished by Harcourt Brace in 1954. The plot of The Ponder Heart follows Daniel Ponder, a wealthy heir, and is told through the narration of …

16286. Icelander

Dustin Long

Icelander is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy romp steeped equally in Nordic lore and pulpy intrigue. When Shirley MacGuffin is found murdered one day prior to the annual town celebration in remembrance of Our Heroine’s mother the legendary …

16287. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

César Aira

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by César Aira was first published in 2000. Chris Andrews’ English translation was published by New Directions in 2006.

16289. The Magic Christian (Southern, Terry)

Terry Southern

The Magic Christian is a 1959 comic novel by American author Terry Southern about an odd billionaire who spends most of his time playing elaborate practical jokes on people. It is known for bringing Southern to the attention of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who had received a copy …

16290. The Conscious Mind

David Chalmers

The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory is a 1996 book by David Chalmers, an Australian philosopher specializing in the area of philosophy of mind.

16292. The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Richard Feynman

The Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics textbook based on some lectures by Richard P. Feynman, a Nobel laureate who has sometimes been called “The Great Explainer”. The lectures were given to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology, during …

16294. The Cestus Deception (Star Wars: A Clone Wars Novel)

Steven Barnes

Ord Cestus, a planet mostly barren and inhospitable to life, was first colonized as a prison world—until a handful of hardy pioneers discovered its rich ore deposits and managed to build up a successful droid-manufacturing industry. But when the Clone Wars erupted, bringing …

16296. Welcome to Hard Times

E. L. Doctorow

Hard Times is the name of a town in the barren hills of the Dakota Territory. To this town there comes one day one of the reckless sociopaths who wander the West to kill and rape and pillage. By the time he is through and has ridden off, Hard Times is a smoking ruin. The de …

16297. An Advancement of Learning (Dalziel & Pascoe #2)

Reginald Hill

An Advancement of Learning is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the second novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. In this novel, the detectives investigate a murder at the fictional Holm Coultram College. More bodies are found after their arrival on campus. In this novel, …

16298. The importance of living

Lin Yutang

The importance of living is a book by Lin Yutang.

16299. Mira, Mirror

Mette Ivie Harrison

Mira, Mirror is a young-adult fantasy novel written by Mette Ivie Harrison. The novel was first published in 2004. The story of the novel is told from the viewpoint of the magic mirror from the fairy tale "Snow White". "Mira" is a main character; it is also a Spanish word …

16300. The Lighthouse at the End of the World

Jules Verne

The Lighthouse at the End of the World is an adventure novel by French author Jules Verne. Verne wrote the first draft in 1901. It was first published posthumously in 1905. The plot of the novel involves piracy in the South Atlantic during the mid-19th century, with a theme of …

16302. A beautiful place to die

Malla Nunn

A Beautiful Place to Die is the debut novel of award-winning filmmaker Malla Nunn.

16303. The Drunken Forest

Gerald Durrell

First published in 1956 The Drunken Forest is an account of a six months trip Gerald Durrell made with his wife Jacquie to South America in 1954.

16305. Jirel of Joiry

Catherine Moore

Jirel of Joiry is a collection of five fantasy stories by C. L. Moore, often characterized as sword and sorcery. The volume compiles all but one of Moore's stories featuring the title character, a female warrior in an imagined version of medieval France. All the stories were …

16306. The Eagle Has Flown (Classic Jack Higgins Collection)

Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Flown is a book by Jack Higgins, first published in 1991. It is a quasi-sequel to The Eagle Has Landed.

16308. The Romantic Dogs

Roberto Bolaño

The Romantic Dogs is a collection of poems by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was published in 2006. The bilingual edition, with English translations by Laura Healy, was published by New Directions in 2008. These 43 poems span nearly twenty years, from 1980 to 1998, …

16309. Demon in My View (A Ruth Rendell Mystery)

Ruth Rendell

A Demon in my View is a novel by British author Ruth Rendell. First published in 1976, it won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year, gaining Rendell the first of six Dagger awards she received during her career, more than any other writer.

16312. Free live free

Gene Wolfe

Free Live Free is a novel by Gene Wolfe. It was first published in 1984.

16315. Alan Moore's Writing for Comics

Alan Moore

Alan Moore's Writing for Comics is a book published in 2003 by Avatar Press. It reprints a 1985 essay by Alan Moore on how to write comics successfully that originally appeared in the British magazine Fantasy Advertiser. The book consists of four main chapters, it also includes …

16319. The accursed share

Georges Bataille

The Accursed Share: An Essay on General Economy is a book about economics by the French intellectual Georges Bataille. Written between 1946 and 1949 and collected in volume seven of his complete works, The Accursed Share comprises three volumes: "Consumption", "The History of …

16320. Secrets of the Gnomes

Wil Huygen

The Secret Book of Gnomes is Book II in a series of four books about Gnomes designed for children. They contain stories and a guide to how Gnomes live in harmony with their environment, such as what a Gnome has in his first aid kit and how a Gnome's house is built. The books …

16321. The island

Peter Benchley

The Island is a novel by Peter Benchley, published in 1979 by Doubleday & Co.

16323. In the Days of the Comet

Herbert George Wells

In the Days of the Comet is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells in which humanity is "exalted" when a comet causes "the nitrogen of the air, the old azote," to "change out of itself" and become "a respirable gas, differing indeed from oxygen, but helping and sustaining its …

16324. The call of the wild and selected stories

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 …

16325. La grande caccia

Tom Sharpe

The Great Pursuit is a 1977 comic novel by Tom Sharpe. It is a satire encompassing commercialism in publishing and literary criticism.

16327. Fletch Won (Fletch Mystery, 8)

Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch Won is the eighth book in the Fletch series of mystery/comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald, and was published in 1985. The story is set before the first seven books in the series, and follows the early days of the title character's journalism career. Fletch scores …

16330. Guts

Gary Paulsen

Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books is a non-fiction book by Gary Paulsen, published on January 23, 2001 by Delacorte Books. It is about some of Paulsen's life adventures, including dog sledding in blizzards, being in a plane stalling in the air in the …

16334. The Seven-day Weekend

Ricardo Semler

Ricardo Semler thinks that companies ought to put employee freedom and satisfaction ahead of corporate goals.Imagine a company where employees set their own hours; where there are no offices, no job titles, no business plans; where employees get to endorse or veto any new …

16335. The Game, 20th Anniversary Edition

Ken Dryden

The Game is a book written by former ice hockey goaltender Ken Dryden. Published in 1983, the book is a non-fiction account of the 1978-79 Montreal Canadiens, detailing the life of a professional hockey player. The book describes the pressures of being a goaltender in the NHL, …

16337. Nancy Drew Book 46: The Invisible Intruder

Carolyn Keene

The Invisible Intruder is the 46th volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1969 under Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

16338. Movie Shoes נעלי הקולנוע

Noel Streatfeild

The Painted Garden is a children's novel by British author Noel Streatfeild. It was first published in serial form in 1948, and as a book in 1949. The abridged US edition was entitled Movie Shoes. The novel is now out of print, the most recent publication being the 2000 Collins …

16339. Xanth, 25, Swell Foop (Xanth)

Piers Anthony

Swell Foop is the twenty-fifth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

16340. Pandaemonium

Christopher Brookmyre

A group of Catholic high-schoolers are on a retreat to get over the trauma of a murder in the hallways of their school. But that trauma is nothing compared to the hell that breaks loose, literally, from a military installation near the retreat. Demonic creatures, horns, forked …

16341. Lucky Wander Boy A Novel

D. B. Weiss

Lucky Wander Boy is the 2003 debut novel by D. B. Weiss. The book's official website describes the work in the following terms:

16342. The Hero (Posleen Wars Series)

John Ringo

The Hero is a novel by John Ringo and Michael Z. Williamson, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series. It is set in the future after the defeat of the Posleen, and features a Darhel named Tirdal who is the first of his race to be assigned to a military team. The Darhel …

16343. Freehold

Michael Z. Williamson

Freehold is a Prometheus Award nominated science fiction novel written by Michael Z. Williamson, published in 2004 by Baen Books. The Freehold series is continued in The Weapon which begins prior to Freehold and ends approximately two years afterwards.

16344. Message from Nam

Danielle Steel

Message From Nam is a romantic novel, written by Danielle Steel and published by Dell Publishing in October 1990. The novel follows Paxton Andrews, who is stationed in Vietnam as a journalist during the Vietnam War, focusing on the men she encounters and how her life and the …

16345. Dogzilla

Dav Pilkey

Dogzilla is a children's picture book created by Dav Pilkey that parodies Godzilla with a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Harcourt, Inc. published this title in 1993. “The illustrations in this book are manipulated photographic collage, heavily retouched with acrylic paint.” The …

16347. Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959

Kim Newman

Dracula Cha Cha Cha, is a 1998 novel by British writer Kim Newman. It is the third book in the Anno Dracula series.

16348. Once an eagle

Anton Myrer

Once an Eagle is a war novel by American author Anton Myrer. A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Once an Eagle has been a favorite of American military men and women since its writing. The novel tells the story of Sam Damon, career Army officer, from his initial enlistment to his …

16349. The Mount

Carol Emshwiller

The Mount is a 2002 science fantasy novel by Carol Emshwiller. It won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2002, and was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2003. The author was inspired to write The Mount after she took a class in the psychology of prey animals. After …

16351. The Pratchett Portfolio

Terry Pratchett

The Pratchett Portfolio is a small collection of the artistic works of Paul Kidby, illustrating the characters of Terry Pratchett's Discworld. It includes a small blurb on each character, and a picture of said person. In addition to the art, each blurb talks about how Pratchett …

16352. How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way

Stan Lee

How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way is a book by Stan Lee and John Buscema. The book teaches the aspiring comic book artist how to draw and create comic books. The examples are from Marvel comics and Buscema artwork. It was first published in 1978 by Marvel Fireside Books and has …

16354. Spellsinger, Volume 5: The Paths of the Perambulator

Alan Dean Foster

The Paths of the Perambulator is a 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 fifth book in the Spellsinger series.

16357. Deryni Magic (A Grimoire)

Katherine Kurtz

Deryni Magic: A Grimoire is a book published in 1990 that was written by Katherine Kurtz.

16358. Death's Master (DAW #324)

Tanith Lee

Death's Master is the second novel in Tanith Lee's fantasy series Tales from the Flat Earth. It won the British Fantasy Award for best novel of 1979.

16360. The Nurture Assumption : Why Children Turn Out the …

Judith Rich Harris

The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do is a book by Judith Rich Harris, with a foreword by Steven Pinker, originally published 1998 by the Free Press, which published a revised edition in 2009. It has been published in at least 20 languages. The book was a …

16363. Strands of Starlight

Gael Baudino

Strands of Starlight is a novel written by Gael Baudino and published in 1989. It is the first in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Maze of Moonlight, Shroud of Shadow, and Strands of Sunlight.

16364. The canning season

Polly Horvath

The Canning Season is a young adult novel by American-Canadian author Polly Horvath. It was first published in 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

16365. The Very Thought of You

Rosie Alison

The Very Thought of You is a 2009 novel by film producer Rosie Alison. Set on the brink of World War II, the novel centres on eight-year-old Anna Sands, a child relocated to a Yorkshire estate. She is quickly drawn into the lives of the couple who have set up their estate as a …

16366. The Dragon Knight

Gordon R. Dickson

The Dragon Knight is the second book of Gordon R. Dickson's Dragon Knight series. The novel begins five months after the battle at Loathly Tower which took place in The Dragon and The George.

16368. Non-required Reading

Wisława Szymborska

Nowe lektury nadobowiązkowe is a book of poems by Wisława Szymborska.

16370. Conan #3 - Conan the Freebooter

Robert E. Howard

Conan the Freebooter is a 1968 collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the …

16371. The Spirit of Dorsai (Childe Cycle - Book 5 of 11))

Gordon R. Dickson

The Spirit of Dorsai is a collection of two science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Ace Books in 1979. The collection includes linking material and the stories are part of Dickson's Childe Cycle. The first story, "Amanda Morgan", is original to …

16375. Richard Scarry's best word book ever!

Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever was published in 1963 and became a best-selling children's book. Scarry had been illustrating children's books since 1950, but this was his first as both author and illustrator. The book also marked the beginning of the author's work on the …

16376. Battleground (The Corps book IV)

W. E. B. Griffin

Battleground is a book published in 1991 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

16379. Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

Mo Yan

Life and Death are Wearing Me Out is a 2006 novel by Chinese writer Mo Yan. The book is a historical fiction exploring China's development during the latter half of the 20th century through the eyes of a noble and generous landowner who is killed and reincarnated as various farm …

16380. S/Z

Roland Barthes

S/Z, published in 1970, is Roland Barthes's structuralist analysis of "Sarrasine", the short story by Honoré de Balzac. Barthes methodically moves through the text of the story, denoting where and how different codes of meaning function. Barthes's study has had a major impact on …

16382. A Princess of Landover

Terry Brooks

A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks is the sixth novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series.

16384. Diary of an Ordinary Woman by Margaret Foresterr

Margaret Forster

Diary of an Ordinary Woman is a novel framed as an 'edited' diary of fictional woman Millicent King, written by Margaret Forster.

16385. Leepike Ridge

Nathan Wilson

Leepike Ridge is N.D. Wilson's debut novel, published in 2007. It is an adventure novel written for children.

16387. The View From the Mirror, Book 3 :Dark Is the Moon

Ian Irvine

Dark is the Moon is the third novel in The View from the Mirror quartet, by Ian Irvine.

16388. The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner. It employs a number of narrative styles, including the technique known as stream of consciousness, pioneered by 20th-century European novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. Published in …

16390. All the World's Mornings

Pascal Quignard

All the World's Mornings is a 1991 novel by Pascal Quignard. It is a story of the apprenticeship of Marin Marais in the house of the austere, recluse, and mysterious violist Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, obsessed with his late wife, and of his romantic entanglements with his …

16391. Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick

In this groundbreaking tour de force, Caldecott Medalist and bookmaking pioneer Brian Selznick sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose …

16392. The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories (Dover …

Aranzazu Usandizaga

Renowned for his poetry, plays, essays, and conversational skills, Oscar Wilde also wrote delightfully entertaining works of short fiction. This volume includes four of his finest. Most celebrated is The Canterville Ghost, an engaging, comical tale centering around the ghost of …

16393. Teleny

Oscar Wilde

Teleny, or, The Reverse of the Medal, is a pornographic novel, first published in London in 1893. The authorship of the work is unknown. There is a general consensus that it was an ensemble effort, but it has often been attributed to Oscar Wilde. Set in fin-de-siècle Paris, its …

16394. Nomad: From Islam to America

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"This woman is a major hero of our time." —Richard Dawkins Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in Nomad, Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to …

16395. Out of My Head

Didier Van Cauwelaert

"Simply thrilling. Its surprising denouement works a retrospective magic." - New York Times Book Review "Van Cauwelaert has assembled his plot perfectly, like an intricate timepiece, and we are amazed by the precise ticking that sounds at every twist in the tale. The book reads …

16397. The ides of March

Thornton Wilder

The Ides of March is an epistolary novel by Thornton Wilder that was published in 1948. It is, in the author's words, 'a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic... Historical reconstruction is not among the primary aims of this work'. The …

16398. Adiós Hemingway

Leonardo Padura Fuentes

Padura Fuentes — one of Cuba's best-known and most widely acclaimed writers — has written a first-rate detective story set against the backdrop of Hemingway's Cuba. Part fascinating examination of Hemingway the man in his trying final years and part nifty postmodern procedural, …

16400. Dracula's Guest and Other Stories (Wordsworth …

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …



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