The most popular books in English
from 17801 to 18000

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.

17801. The Vet's Daughter

Barbara Comyns Carr

The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge. The vet lives with his bedridden wife and shy daughter Alice in a sinister London suburb. He works constantly, captive to a strange private fury, and treats his family with brutality and contempt. After his …

17802. Jenny Treibel

Theodor Fontane

Frau Jenny Treibel is a German novel published in 1892 by Theodor Fontane.

17803. Just Above My Head

James Baldwin

A classic, deeply moving novel by James Baldwin, one of America's greatest twentieth-century authors. The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience. Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to …

17804. Secret Window, Secret Garden : Two Past Midnight …

Stephen King

The second of a four-part audio series from Stephen King’s bestselling book, Four Past Midnight. Recently divorced writer Mort Rainey is alone at Tashmore Lakethat is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

17805. The Loving Spirit

Daphne du Maurier

A lush generational novel from the bestselling author of Rebecca "[du Maurier] tells a story because it's a good story, because it has something of beauty in it, and therefore of truth. She pictures life itself rather than all the dark and torturous currents that twist below its …

17806. The Anxiety of Influence

Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. Although Bloom …

17807. On a day like this

Peter Stamm

A new novel of artful understatement about mortality, estrangement, and the absurdity of life from the acclaimed author of Unformed Landscape and In Strange GardensOn a day like any other, Andreas changes his life. When a routine doctor’s visit leads to an unexpected prognosis, …

17809. The Veiled One

Ruth Rendell

The Veiled One is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It is the 14th entry in the Inspector Wexford series.

17821. Pollyanna Grows Up

Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna Grows Up is a 1915 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter. It is the first of many sequels to Porter's best-selling Pollyanna, but is the only one written by Porter herself; the numerous later additions to the Pollyanna franchise were the work of other authors.

17823. Britons

Linda Colley

Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837 is a history written in 1992 by Linda Colley. Britons charts the emergence of British identity from the Act of Union in 1707 with Scotland and England to the beginning of the Victorian era in 1837. British identity, she argues, was created …

17825. Mr. Standfast (Wordsworth Classics)

John Buchan

Mr Standfast is the third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Greenmantle; Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine …

17826. The Drinker

Hans Fallada

The Drinker is a novel by German writer Hans Fallada, first published posthumously in 1950. Fallada began the novel, in 1944, when he was imprisoned in a criminal asylum for the attempted murder of his wife. It is autobiographical, in diary form, and tells the story of a man in …

17827. Tideland

Mitch Cullin

Tideland is the third published book by author Mitch Cullin, and is the third installment of the writer's Texas Trilogy that also includes the coming-of-age novel Whompyjawed and the novel-in-verse Branches. The story is a first-person narrative told by the young Jeliza-Rose, …

17828. Starquake

Robert L. Forward

Starquake is a science fiction novel written by Robert L. Forward and published in 1989. The novel is about the life of the Cheela civilization, creatures who live on a neutron star named Dragon's Egg, struggling to recover from a disastrous starquake. The novel was listed by …

17829. City of the Chasch

Jack Vance

City of the Chasch is the first science fiction adventure novel of the tetralogy Tschai, Planet of Adventure. It was written by Jack Vance and follows the attempts of a man stranded on the distant planet Tschai to return to Earth.

17830. Five on a Hike Together

Enid Blyton

Five on a Hike Together is the tenth novel in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1951.

17833. An Urchin in the Storm: Essays About Books and Ideas

Stephen Jay Gould

An Urchin in the Storm is a 1987 essay collection from paleontologist and science writer Stephen Jay Gould.

17834. Harvest of Stars

Poul Anderson

Harvest of Stars is a book published in 1993 that was written by Poul Anderson.

17836. Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach

John L. Hennessy

Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach is a book written by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson.

17837. The Trigger

Arthur C. Clarke

The Trigger is a 1999 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Michael P. Kube-McDowell. It is an attempt to explore the social impact of technological change.

17839. Nature's God

Robert Anton Wilson

Nature's God is a book published in 1991 that was written by Robert Anton Wilson.

17840. Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical …

17841. The Holy

Daniel Quinn

The Holy is a novel by bestselling author Daniel Quinn, published in October 2002 by Context Books, about a man's quest to find ancient "false gods". The novel's genre is not easily classifiable but has elements of horror, thriller and new age mysticism about it, together with …

17842. 1945

Robert Conroy

1945 is a novel written in 2007 by Robert Conroy, the author of other alternate history novels, such as 1901 and 1862.

17843. The Four Pillars of Investing : Lessons for Building …

William J. Bernstein

The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio is a book by William Bernstein.

17844. The Matchlock Gun

Walter D. Edmonds

The Matchlock Gun is a children's book by Walter D. Edmonds. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence as the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature in 1942.

17845. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

Siegfried Sassoon

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man is a novel by Siegfried Sassoon, first published in 1928 by Faber and Faber. It won both the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, being immediately recognised as a classic of English literature. In the years since its first …

17847. A Buyer's Market

Anthony Powell

A Buyer's Market is the second novel in Anthony Powell's twelve-novel series, A Dance to the Music of Time. Published in 1952, it continues the story of narrator Nick Jenkins with his introduction into society after boarding school and university. The book presents new …

17849. Mr. Darwin's Shooter

Roger McDonald

Mr Darwin's Shooter is a 1998 novel by Roger McDonald. It describes the life of Syms Covington, manservant to Charles Darwin on the voyage of the Beagle. The book deals with three periods of Covington's life: childhood, adolescence whilst on the HMS Beagle, and middle age, where …

17850. The Informer

Akimitsu Takagi

The Informer is a book by Akimitsu Takagi.

17851. The Town

William Faulkner

This is the second volume of Faulkner's trilogy about the Snopes family, his symbol for the grasping, destructive element in the post-bellum South.Like its predecessor The Hamlet and its successor The Mansion, The Town is completely self-contained, but it gains resonance from …

17852. The Talking Eggs

Robert D. San Souci

The Talking Eggs is a book written by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

17854. An American Life

Ronald Reagan

An American Life is the 1990 autobiography authored by former American President Ronald Reagan. Released almost two years after Reagan left office, the book reached number eight on The New York Times Best Seller list.

17856. The Last Tycoon The Great Gatsby Foreward Edmund …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay …

17858. The Island of Sheep

John Buchan

The Island of Sheep is a novel by John Buchan. It is part of the series featuring Richard Hannay and Sandy Arbuthnot.

17860. Forgotten Fire

Adam Bagdasarian

Forgotten Fire is a young adult novel by Adam Bagdasarian. The book is based on a true story and follows the young boy Vahan Kenderian through the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923. It became a National Book Award finalist, National Book Award for Young People's Literature …

17861. Across the Nightingale Floor, Episode 1: The Sword …

Gillian Rubinstein

Across the Nightingale Floor Episode 1: The Sword of the Warrior is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

17863. Fullmetal Alchemist profiles

Hiromu Arakawa

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Alric lost his arm and his leg. He was lucky¿his brother Alphonse lost his entire body. With Alphonse's soul grafted into a suit of armor, and the other brother equipped with mechanical limbs, they become government alchemists, serving …

17865. Fire on the Mountain

Edward Abbey

Fire on the Mountain is a 1962 novel by Edward Abbey. It was Abbey's third published novel and followed Jonathan Troy and The Brave Cowboy.

17870. Faith of Tarot

Piers Anthony

Faith of Tarot is a book published in 1980 that was written by Piers Anthony.

17871. Father of Frankenstein

Christopher Bram

Father of Frankenstein is a 1995 novel by Christopher Bram which speculates on the last days of the life of film director James Whale. Whale directed such groundbreaking works as the 1931 Frankenstein and 1933's The Invisible Man and was a pioneer in the horror film genre. In …

17874. Alice, let's eat

Calvin Trillin

Alice, let's eat is a 1994 JBF Awards nominated book by Calvin Trillin..

17875. The Roots of Coincidence

Arthur Koestler

The Roots of Coincidence is a 1972 book by Arthur Koestler, an introduction to theories of parapsychology, including extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. Koestler postulates links between modern physics, their interaction with time and paranormal phenomena. It is …

17876. Doom With A View

Victoria Laurie

Doom With A View is a book published in 2009 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

17877. Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants

Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants is the fourth novel based on the television series Monk by Lee Goldberg. It is the first Monk novel to be published in hardcover, on July 3, 2007. The paperback edition was released on January 2, 2008.

17882. The Phantom of Pine Hill

Carolyn Keene

The Phantom of Pine Hill is the forty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1965 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

17884. Next: The Future Just Happened

Michael Lewis

Next: The Future Just Happened is a book by Michael Lewis published on July 17, 2001 by W. W. Norton & Company. The book argues that rapidly evolving technology will upend the power structure of society. It gives power to the youngster who doesn't have preconceptions and …

17885. The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein

The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein is a collection of short stories by Robert A. Heinlein, an author of science fiction. The contents of the book are exactly two previous collections of Heinlein's short stories: Waldo & Magic, Inc. and The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan …

17888. Licence Renewed

John Gardner

Licence Renewed, first published in 1981, is the first novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. It was the first proper James Bond novel since Kingsley Amis's Colonel Sun in 1968. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published …

17889. The Palace of Love

Jack Vance

The Palace of Love is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the third in his Demon Princes series.

17893. The Eagle's Prophecy

Simon Scarrow

It is spring ad 45 in Rome, and Centurions Macro and Cato, dismissed from the Second Legion in Britain, are waiting for an investigation into their involvement in the death of a fellow officer. It is then that the imperial secretary, the devious Narcissus, makes them an offer …

17894. The Hawk Eternal

David Gemmell

The Hawk Eternal is the 1995 fantasy novel sequel to Ironhand's Daughter written by David Gemmell and features the second appearance of his Heroine - Sigarni - The Hawk Queen.

17896. The Best Awful There Is

Carrie Fisher

The Best Awful There Is, or sometimes titled The Best Awful, is a novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher that was published in 2004. Like most of Fisher's books, this novel is semi-autobiographical and fictionalizes events from her real life. It is said to be a sequel to …

17897. Ascending

James Alan Gardner

Ascending is a science fiction novel by the Canadian writer James Alan Gardner, published in 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers under its various imprints. It is the fifth novel in Gardner's "League of Peoples" series. It is a direct sequel to the first novel in the series, …

17899. Strider

Beverly Cleary

Strider is a novel by children's author Beverly Cleary. It is the sequel to Cleary's Newbery Medal winning novel Dear Mr. Henshaw.

17902. Outrage

Vincent Bugliosi

Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder is a true crime book by Vincent Bugliosi published in 1996. Bugliosi sets forth five main reasons why the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office failed to successfully convict O.J. Simpson for the murders of …

17904. Alphabet

Inger Christensen

Alphabet is one of the most well-known poems of Inger Christensen, who was broadly considered to be Denmark's most prominent poet. The poem was originally published in 1981 in Danish as alfabet. An English language translation by Susanna Nied won the American-Scandinavian PEN …

17905. Curtains for Three

Rex Stout

Curtains for Three is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1951 and itself collected in the omnibus volume Full House. The book comprises three stories that first appeared in The American Magazine: "The Gun with Wings" …

17906. The Secret of the Caves

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of the Caves is Volume 7 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1929. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

17907. Spindrift

Allen Steele

Spindrift is a 2007 science fiction novel by author Allen Steele. Spindrift is set within the same universe as the Coyote trilogy but was written as a stand-alone novel. Steele has stated that he wrote Spindrift because he was "tired of the militaristic sort of space opera that …

17910. Show Way

Jacqueline Woodson

Show Way is a 2005 children's picture book by American author Jacqueline Woodson with illustrations by Hudson Talbott. It recounts the stories of seven generations of African-Americans and is based on the author's own family history. Show Way was a John Newbery Medal Honor Book …

17911. The Winter Room

Gary Paulsen

The Winter Room is a short novel by Newbery Honor award winning author Gary Paulsen. It is a realistic Fiction story about logging and farming, narrated in the first person to two boys by their Norwegian uncle in the "winter room" of a farm in northern Minnesota. Like many of …

17912. Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker is an action-packed book which won the New York Times Bestselling young adult novel. It is written by British author Anthony Horowitz and the first novel in the Alex Rider series. The book was released in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2000 and had its United …

17913. Federation

H. Beam Piper

Federation is a collection of short stories written by H. Beam Piper, and edited by John F. Carr. The book was published in 1981 by Ace Books, and again in 1982, 1983 and 1986. Most of these stories take place in the early part of his Terro-Human Future History.

17917. The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl

T.A. Pratt

The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl is a 2005 novel by Tim Pratt. This is Pratt's first full length novel. 'Rangergirl' takes place in present day but with science fiction and western themes found throughout the story.

17918. Whispering Nickel Idols

Glen Cook

Whispering Nickel Idols is the eleventh 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.

17925. Crown of fire

Ed Greenwood

Crown of Fire is a 1994 fantasy novel by Ed Greenwood. It is the second novel in Greenwood's book series, Shandril's Saga, and takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

17927. The Book of Earth

Marjorie Kellogg

The Book of Earth is a fantasy novel by Marjorie B. Kellogg. It is the first book in a four-part series known as The Dragon Quartet. It was published in 1995.

17928. A Family Affair

Rex Stout

A Family Affair is the final Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1975.

17929. Sold Down the River

Barbara Hambly

Sold Down the River is a book published in 2000 and written by Barbara Hambly.

17933. The Changeling

Kenzaburō Ōe

The Changeling is a 2000 novel by Kenzaburō Ōe. It is the first book of a trilogy. It was translated into English by Deborah Boliver Boehm, and published in the United States by Grove Press. Its English publication appeared in 2010. Boehm uses American English heavily in her …

17936. Close Combat

W. E. B. Griffin

Close Combat is a book published in 1993 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

17937. The Day My Bum Went Psycho

Andy Griffiths

The Day My Bum Went Psycho is a novel for children by Australian author Andy Griffiths. "Bum" is a slang word used in many English-speaking countries for the buttocks; in North America the term "butt" is used instead, and the book is published there under the title The Day My …

17942. God's Spy

Juan Gomez Jurado

God's Spy is a 2007 bestselling thriller novel by Juan Gómez-Jurado originally published in Spain. It has become an instant bestseller throughout Europe with a million copies sold to date and is going to be published in 42 countries. The plot is set in the Vatican, where, in the …

17943. Getting It

Alex Sanchez

Getting It is a novel by Alex Sanchez, focusing on the conflict and friendship between two teen boys, one straight and the other gay.

17944. Let Me Be a Woman

Elisabeth Elliot

Let Me Be a Woman: Notes to my Daughter on the Meaning of Womanhood is a 1976 book by Elisabeth Elliot that was published by Tyndale House in Wheaton, Illinois, United States. The book is 185 pages long and is about what is written about women in the Bible. The book also …

17947. The Summer of the Ubume

Natsuhiko Kyogoku

The Summer of the Ubume is a Japanese novel by Natsuhiko Kyogoku. It is Kyogoku’s first novel, and the first entry in his Kyōgōkudō series about atheist onmyōji Akihiko "Kyōgōkudō" Chūzenji. It has been turned into a live-action feature film.

17948. Geomancer

Ian Irvine

Geomancer is the first book of the The Well of Echoes quartet, written by Ian Irvine. It is set on the world of Santhenar, 200 years after the events of The View from the Mirror series. The old humans of Santhenar are engaged in a war against the Lyrinx, a monstrous humanoid …

17954. Snail Mail No More

Ann M. Martin

Snail Mail No More is a book published in 2000 by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin. It is the sequel to P.S. Longer Letter Later and is about the relationship between two long-distance friends, Elizabeth and Tara.

17956. Public Enemy Number Two

Anthony Horowitz

Public Enemy No.2 is a novel written by Anthony Horowitz, the second in the Diamond Brothers series. The main character in the book is Nick Diamond, His older brother Herbert Simple – who goes by the name Tim Diamond – is an unsuccessful private detective. The novel is …

17979. Amber and Ashes

Margaret Weis

Amber and Ashes is a fiction, fantasy novel in the Dragonlance book series and is the first of a trilogy called "The Dark Disciple", based around the character Mina. The book takes up where the War of Souls left off. This trilogy will explore the Chaos that is post-war Krynn. It …

17981. Learning to Swim

Sara J. Henry

Learning to Swim is a Mary Higgins Clark Award winning book written by Sara J. Henry.

17983. Murder at Mt. Fuji

Shizuko Natsuki

Murder at Mt. Fuji is a Japanese novel by author Shizuko Natsuki, originally published in 1982. It has been adapted into several Japanese television dramas and a film.

18000. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson

#1 New York Times BestsellerOver 6 million copies soldIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been …



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