The most popular books in English
from 16601 to 16800

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.

16601. Shipyard

Juan Carlos Onetti

“The Graham Greene of Uruguay . . . foreshadowing the work of Beckett and Camus.”—The Sunday TelegraphWith all the enthusiasm of a man condemned to be hanged, Larsen takes up his new post. Like the other workers at the shipyard, he routinely goes through the motions. Every so …

16603. A Haunted House and Other Short Stories

Virginia Woolf

A Haunted House is a 1944 collection of 18 short stories by Virginia Woolf. It was produced by her husband Leonard Woolf after her death although in the foreword he states that they had discussed its production together. The first six stories appeared in her only previous …

16605. Haunting, the

Margaret Mahy

The Haunting is a low fantasy novel for children written by Margaret Mahy of New Zealand and published in 1982, including a U.K. edition by J. M. Dent. Atheneum published the first U.S. edition in 1983. Mahy won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising …

16610. Absolute Beginners

Colin MacInnes

Absolute Beginners is a novel by Colin MacInnes, written and set in 1958 London, England. It was published in 1959. The novel is the second of MacInnes' London Trilogy, coming after City of Spades and before Mr. Love and Justice. These novels are each self-contained, with no …

16611. Bomarzo

Manuel Mujica Láinez

Bomarzo is a novel by the Argentine writer Manuel Mujica Láinez, written in 1962 and later adapted by its author to an opera libretto set by Alberto Ginastera, which had its premiere in Washington, D.C., in 1967. It is set in the eerie and surrealistic Italian Renaissance town …

16613. Lies Of Silence

Brian Moore

Lies of Silence is a novel by Brian Moore published in 1990. It focuses on the personal effects of The Troubles, a period of ethnic, religious and political conflict in Northern Ireland from the late 1960s to 1998.

16614. The Probability Broach

L. Neil Smith

The Probability Broach is the first novel by American science fiction writer L. Neil Smith. It is set in an alternate history, the so-called Gallatin Universe, where a libertarian society has formed on the North American continent, styled the North American Confederacy.

16615. By Way of Deception

Victor Ostrovsky

By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer by a former katsa in the Israeli Mossad, Victor Ostrovsky.

16616. The Royal Family

William T. Vollmann

By the standards of the street, Henry Tyler is a good man, kind to hookers and the homeless, skilled at avoiding fights. He'd be the first to admit that his job as a private investigator is unsavory, and he turns away many prospective clients by suggesting that they may not want …

16617. Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an …

Alex von Tunzelmann

Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire is a history book written by Alex von Tunzelmann. The book covers the end of the British Empire and the partition of the Indian subcontinent that resulted in thousands of deaths. "An extra ordinary saga of romance, …

16618. Ellis Island & Other Stories

Mark Helprin

Ellis Island and Other Stories is a book written by Mark Helprin.

16619. A Tranquil Star

Primo Levi

A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories of Primo Levi is a 2007 anthology of short stories by the Italian writer Primo Levi. Released 20 years after Levi's death, the book consists of seventeen stories previously unpublished in English. The stories were translated by Ann Goldstein, …

16621. In the Pond

Ha Jin

In the Pond is a 1998 novel by Ha Jin, who has also written Under the Red Flag, Ocean of Words, and Waiting. He has been praised for his works relating to Chinese life and culture. The novel centers around the character Shao Bin, a Chinese man working at fertilizer plant, and …

16622. A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967, 2003)

Joyce Carol Oates

A Garden of Earthly Delights is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, published by Vanguard in 1967. It was her second book published and it inaugurated the so-called Wonderland Quartet. It was a finalist for the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. A Garden sets out to explore …

16623. Jacques and his Master

Milan Kundera

Jacques and his Master is a play written in 1971 by Milan Kundera, which he subtitles "A Homage to Diderot in Three Acts". It was translated by Simon Callow in 1986 and directed by him in 1987.

16626. The War Between the Tates

Alison Lurie

The War Between the Tates is a campus novel by Alison Lurie that takes place at an elite university during the upheavals of the late 1960s and gently and deftly skewers all sides in the turmoils and conflicts of that era — opposition to the Vietnam war, the start of the feminist …

16629. Equal Affections

David Leavitt

Equal Affections is a novel by David Leavitt, published in 1989.

16630. Man's Hope

André Malraux

Man's Hope (French: L'Espoir) is a 1937 novel by André Malraux about the Spanish Civil War. It was translated to English and published during 1938 as "Man's Hope". The story was later adapted into a movie, L'espoir (1945).

16632. Days of Infamy (Pearl Harbor)

Harry Turtledove

Days of Infamy is a two-novel alternate history of the initial stages of the Pacific War by Harry Turtledove. The major difference is that the Empire of Japan not only attacks Pearl Harbor, but follows it up with the landing and occupation of Hawaii.

16633. 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 …

16634. The Castle of Adventure (Adventure Series) …

Enid Blyton

The Castle of Adventure is a popular children's book by Enid Blyton. It is the second book in The Adventure Series. The first edition of the book was illustrated by Stuart Tresilian.

16636. Driving Blind

Ray Bradbury

Driving Blind is a 1997 short story collection by Ray Bradbury. All but four of the stories are original to this collection.

16637. The Keepers of Truth

Michael Collins

The Keepers of the Truth is a novel by Michael Collins, first published in 2000. Set in the late 1970s, the story follows the main character Bill and his attempt to unravel a murder-mystery as a cub reporter for a local newspaper in a small Midwest industrial town. The novel won …

16638. Hood

Emma Donoghue

Hood is a novel written by Irish author Emma Donoghue in 1995. The book was the recipient of the 1997 Stonewall Book Award and is heavily influenced by James Joyce's Ulysses.

16641. Whisky Galore

Compton Mackenzie

Whisky Galore is a novel written by Compton Mackenzie, published in 1947. It was adapted for the cinema under the title Whisky Galore!, released in the United States as Tight Little Island.

16642. Deep Water

Patricia Highsmith

Deep Water is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, first published in 1957 by Harper & Brothers. It is Highsmith's fifth published novel, the working title was The Dog in the Manger. It was brought back into print in the US in 2003 by W. W. Norton & …

16643. Cosi Fan Tutti (Zen 4)

Michael Dibdin

Cosi Fan Tutti is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the fifth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series. Given the title, it should come as no surprise to learn that one strand of the plot is a riff on the storyline of the almost eponymous opera, Così fan tutte. In addition, the …

16644. 1812 : The Rivers of War

Eric Flint

1812: The Rivers of War is a 2005 alternate history novel by American writer Eric Flint. The book was originally published in hardcover as simply The Rivers of War. In 2006, the text was made available at the Baen Free Library.

16645. Banquets of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

Banquets of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by science fiction author Isaac Asimov featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in September 1984, and in paperback by the Fawcett …

16646. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Arthur Rackham)

J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a novel by J. M. Barrie, published in 1906; it is one of four major literary works by Barrie featuring the widely known literary character he created, Peter Pan.

16648. M or F?

Lisa Papademetriou

Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, Jeffrey, but too shy to make a move. Frannie's gay best friend, Marcus, advises her to get the ball rolling by chatting with Jeffrey online, but Frannie won't type a word. Marcus takes over at the keyboard, and soon his …

16649. Pirate Freedom

Gene Wolfe

Pirate Freedom is a fantasy novel by Gene Wolfe about a young man who is transported back in time and becomes a pirate.

16653. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded …

David Thomson

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film is a reference book written by film critic David Thomson, originally published by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd in 1975 under the title A Biographical Dictionary of Cinema. Organized by personality, it is an exhaustive inventory of those …

16654. Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest

Daniel Quinn

Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest is a book by Daniel Quinn, published in 1994, and written largely as an autobiography blended with additional philosophical reflections. It details how Quinn arrived at the ideas behind his 1992 novel Ishmael and articulates …

16655. Grantville Gazette II (The Ring of Fire)

Eric Flint

Grantville Gazette II is the third collaborative anthology published in print set in the 1632-verse shared universe in what is best regarded as a canonical sub-series of the popular alternate history that began with the February 2000 publication of the hardcover novel 1632 by …

16656. The Oak above the Kings (The Tales of Arthur, Vol 2)

Patricia Kennealy

The Oak Above the Kings is a book published in 1994 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

16657. The Hawk's Gray Feather (A Book of the Keltiad: …

Patricia Kennealy

The Hawk's Gray Feather is a book published in 1990 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

16658. Going Wrong

Ruth Rendell

Going Wrong is a novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell. An intense psychological thriller, its main theme is the nature of romantic obsession.

16659. The Romance Of The Forest (Nonsuch Classics)

Ann Radcliffe

The Romance of the Forest is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe that was first published in 1791. It combines an air of mystery and suspense with an examination of the tension between hedonism and morality. The novel was her first major, popular success, going through four editions …

16661. The War Prayer

Mark Twain

"The War Prayer," a short story or prose poem by Mark Twain, is a scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervor as motivations for war. The structure of the work is simple: An unnamed country goes to war, and patriotic citizens attend a …

16662. The Sword of The Dawn

Michael Moorcock

The Sword of the Dawn is a novel by British author Michael Moorcock, and was first published in 1968. The novel is the third in Moorcock's four book The History of the Runestaff series, and the narrative follows on immediately from the preceding novel The Mad God's Amulet.

16663. The "Witches": Plays for Children

Roald Dahl

The Witches is a children's book by British author Roald Dahl, first published in London in 1983 by Jonathan Cape. The book, like many of Dahl's works, is illustrated by Quentin Blake. The story is partly set in Norway and partly in the United Kingdom, focusing on the …

16664. The heart of Midlothian (Rinehart editions)

Walter Scott

The Heart of Midlothian is the seventh of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels. It was originally published in four volumes on 25 July 1818, under the title of Tales of My Landlord, 2nd series, and the author was given as "Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and Parish-clerk of …

16665. Overload

Arthur Hailey

Overload is a novel by Arthur Hailey, concerning the electricity production industry in California and the activities of the employees and others involved with Golden State Power and Light, a fictional California public service company. The plot follows many of the issues of the …

16666. Tirra Lirra by the River

Jessica Anderson

Tirra Lirra by the River is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Jessica Anderson. Though written some years before, it was first published in 1978. It is included in Carmen Callil and Colm Tóibín's collection The Modern Library: The Best 200 Novels in …

16667. Babylon 5: The Shadow Within (Babylon 5 (Paperback …

Jeanne Cavelos

The Shadow Within is the seventh novel in the Babylon 5 series, written by Jeanne Cavelos, former editor of Dell Books and author of The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy. According to the Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, the book is "90% canonical", though he has not …

16670. The Shades Of Time And Memory (Wraeththu Histories)

Storm Constantine

The shades of time and memory is a book published in 2004 that was written by Storm Constantine.

16671. Deliver Us From Evil : Defeating Terrorism, …

Sean Hannity

Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism is a 2004 best-selling book by conservative political commentator and media personality Sean Hannity. The book's publisher, ReganBooks, was owned by Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News. ReganBooks focused on …

16674. Jedi Apprentice #01: The Rising Force

Dave Wolverton

The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton is the first in a series of young reader novels called Jedi Apprentice. The only novel of the series to be written by Dave Wolverton, it was released on May 3, 1999. The series explores the adventures of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to …

16675. No Shame, No Fear

Ann Turnbull

No Shame, No Fear is a 2003 novel for young adults by Ann Turnbull. Set in the fictional town of Hemsbury in the 1660s, the novel depicts the love between a Quaker girl, Susanna, and Will, the son of a rich merchant. Their story takes place during the persecution of religious …

16678. The Descendants

Kaui Hart Hemmings

The Descendants is a novel written by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The highly acclaimed 2011 American film The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne, with the adapted screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, is based on this novel.

16685. Gangster We are All Looking for

Le Thi Diem Thuy

The Gangster We Are All Looking For is the first novel by Vietnamese-American author lê thi diem thúy, published in 2003. It was first published as a short piece in The Best American Essays of 1997 and was also awarded a Pushcart Prize “Special Mention.” The novel is a …

16690. Helena

Evelyn Waugh

Helena, published in 1950, is the sole historical novel of Evelyn Waugh. It follows the quest of Helena to find the relics of the cross on which Christ was crucified. Helena, a Christian, was the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine I. The book has been described as lacking …

16691. Dawn

V. C. Andrews

Dawn was a 1990 novel started by V. C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman after her death. It is the first of five books in the Cutler series.

16692. Falling Woman

Pat Murphy

The Falling Woman is a 1986 contemporary psychological fantasy novel by Pat Murphy.

16693. The Compleat Enchanter (Fantasy Masterworks, …

L. Sprague de Camp

The Complete Compleat Enchanter is an omnibus collection of five classic fantasy stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, gathering material previously published in three volumes as The Incomplete Enchanter, The Castle of Iron, and …

16694. Vicky Angel

Jacqueline Wilson

Vicky Angel is a children's book by Jacqueline Wilson, about a young girl's struggle with her grief over losing her best friend, Vicky. It was first published in 2000.

16696. Daughter of Hounds (Threshold, 4)

Caitlín R. Kiernan

They’re known as the Children of the Cuckoo. Stolen from their cribs and raised by ghouls, the changelings serve the creatures who rule the world Below and despise the world Above. Any human contact is strictly forbidden and punishment is swift and severe for those who disobey. …

16697. Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace (1st in …

MaryJanice Davidson

Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace is a science fiction novel by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi.

16698. Interrupting Chicken

David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken is a 2010 children's picture book written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein and published by, Candlewick Press. Interrupting Chicken was awarded the 2011 Caldecott Honourable Mention and a New York Times Bestseller.

16699. Germs : biological weapons and America's secret war

Judith Miller

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War is a Simon & Schuster-published book describing biological weapons, how humanity has dealt with them, and our present capabilities of handling bioterrorism. It was written by The New York Times journalists Judith Miller, …

16700. Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in …

Harlan Ellison

Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison. Published in the United States in 1971, as a ten-year retrospective of Ellison's short stories, it includes some of his most famous work. It was later …

16701. Spock Must Die

James Blish

Spock Must Die! is a novel based on the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Original Series. It was published in 1970 by Bantam Books, and was the first original novel for adults based on the series. The only previous works had been comic books, short-story …

16703. The Broken God

David Zindell

The Broken God is a science fiction novel written by David Zindell and published in 1992. It is the first novel of the trilogy A Requiem for Homo Sapiens. The Broken God is essentially a coming of age tale of youngster named Danlo, but at a much grander scale on a faraway planet …

16704. Nonviolence: 25 Lessons from the History of a …

Mark Kurlansky

Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea, first published as Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea, is a book by Mark Kurlansky. It follows the history of nonviolence and nonviolent activism, focusing on religious and political ideals from …

16705. Nancy Drew: The Crooked Banister

Carolyn Keene

The Crooked Banister is the forty-eighth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1971 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

16706. #44 - The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (Nancy Drew, …

Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Crossword Cipher is the forty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1967 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

16709. That night

Alice McDermott

That Night is the second novel by American author Alice McDermott, published in 1987 by Picador. The novel was a Finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 and the National Book Award in 1987. Set in the 1960s, the novel's narrated through the lens of a 10-year-old girl …

16710. Solomon's song

Bryce Courtenay

Solomon's Song is the final novel in the Australian Trilogy by author Bryce Courtenay. It follows the novels, The Potato Factory and Tommo & Hawk, and was first published in 1999.

16714. Who censored Roger Rabbit?

Gary K. Wolf

Who Censored Roger Rabbit? is a mystery novel written by Gary K. Wolf in 1981, later adapted into the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

16715. No greater love

Danielle Steel

No Greater Love is a novel by Danielle Steel. It tells a fictional story based on the true event of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

16716. What the Dormouse Said

John Markoff

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, is a 2005 non-fiction book by John Markoff. The book details the history of the personal computer, closely tying the ideologies of the collaboration-driven, World War II-era defense …

16717. The Good House

Tananarive Due

The Good House is a novel by writer Tananarive Due.

16718. The New Centurions

Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Here in his classic debut novel, Wambaugh presents a stunning, raw, and unforgettable depiction of life behind the thin blue line. In a …

16721. A Wreath for Rivera (A Roderick Alleyn Mystery)

Ngaio Marsh

Swing Brother Swing is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the fifteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1949. The plot concerns the murder of a big band accordionist in London; the novel was published as A Wreath for Rivera in the United States.

16722. Grave mistake

Ngaio Marsh

Grave Mistake is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the thirtieth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1978. The plot concerns the murder of an elderly widow in a nursing home, and involves a rare, and famous, postage stamp.

16723. Stories we could tell

Tony Parsons

"Stories We Could Tell“ by Tony Parsons, published in 2005, is set on a single night in August 1977, the night Elvis Presley died. It focuses on the adventures of three men, Terry, Ray, and Leon, all writers for the fictional musical magazine “The Paper” in pre-Thatcherite …

16730. The Faerie Path

Allan Frewin Jones

The Faerie Path is the first novel in a six-book series by the British author Frewin Jones. The story follows Anita Palmer, a teenager from two different parallel universes, and her struggle to maintain both lives.

16731. A Dark Night's Passing

Naoya Shiga

A Dark Night's Passing is the only full-length novel by Japanese writer Shiga Naoya. It was written in serialized form and published in Kaizō in between 1921 and 1937. The story follows the life of a wealthy, young Japanese writer in the early 1900s, who seeks to escape his …

16732. Deryni 2, Book 1: In the King's Service

Katherine Kurtz

In the King's Service is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ace Books in 2003. It was the fourteenth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in the fifth Deryni trilogy, the Childe Morgan trilogy. The …

16742. The Jewel of Medina

Sherry Jones

The Jewel of Medina is a historical novel by Sherry Jones. It was scheduled for publication by Random House in 2008, but subsequently cancelled; it was subsequently announced that it would be published by Beaufort Books in the United States and by Gibson Square in the United …

16743. Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the …

Shlomo Venezia

This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at the heart of the Nazi extermination machine. Slomo Venezia was born into a poor Jewish-Italian community living in Thessaloniki, Greece. At first, the occupying Italians protected his family; but when the Germans …

16745. Conan, Book 04: The Wanderer

Robert E. Howard

Conan the Wanderer is a 1968 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines. …

16747. Zen ties

Jon J Muth

Zen Ties is a 2008 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book is a follow-up to Zen Shorts, and a third book, Zen Ghosts, was released in September 2010.

16751. Resurrection day

Brendan DuBois

Resurrection Day is a novel written by Brendan DuBois in 1999. It is an alternate history where the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated to a full-scale war, the Soviet Union is devastated, and the USA has been reduced to a third-rate power, relying on Great Britain for aid. …

16752. MISSION TO MOULOKIN (icerigger)

Alan Dean Foster

Mission to Moulokin is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. It is the second entry in Foster's Icerigger Trilogy and is a part of his ever-growing series of books taking place within his Humanx Commonwealth.

16755. Waiting for Godalming

Robert Rankin

Waiting for Godalming is the 22nd book by Robert Rankin. Its title parodies that of Samuel Becketts play Waiting For Godot. Waiting for Godalming tells the story of the ultimate murder case: God himself has been killed in a dark alley. Lazlo Woodbine, famous fifties private eye …

16759. The Fall Of Shane MacKade (MacKade Brothers #4) (in …

Nora Roberts

Shane MacKade loved women. He loved the look of them, the smell of them, the taste of them—everything about them. So the last thing he expected was to become a one-woman man. And even more surprising was that it was the Ph.D.-toting academic Rebecca McKnight that had him heading …

16761. Sixth Grade Secrets

Louis Sachar

Sixth Grade Secrets is a novel by Louis Sachar that follows sixth-grader Laura Sibbie and her friends as they create a secret club in violation of school rules. Laura aspires to be a leader and learns the three Rs of what leadership can entail – Relationships, Rivalries and …

16762. November blues

Sharon Draper

November Blues is a young adult novel by Sharon M. Draper, first published in 2007. It is the second of the Jericho trilogy, the sequel to The Battle of Jericho. The book tackles and discusses the issue of teen pregnancy, as well as making the readers aware that actions always …

16777. Night Shift

Nora Roberts

Night Shift is a book published in 2000 that was written by Nora Roberts.

16778. Mothers and Other Liars

Amy Bourret

How far will a mother go to save her child? Ten years ago, Ruby Leander was a drifting nineteen-year-old who made a split-second decision at an Oklahoma rest stop. Fast forward nine years: Ruby and her daughter Lark live in New Mexico. Lark is a precocious, animal loving imp, …



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