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. Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe

Will Self

"Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe" is the sixth collection of short stories by Will Self. The Guardian newspaper said of the collection... "Like most of Self's work, these stories detail a massive loss, a misplacement, of humanity. In some sense they are actually about being a …

17802. 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 …

17803. Hauptmann: Bahnwarter Thiel (German Texts) (German …

Gerhart Hauptmann

"Bahnwärter Thiel" (1988), by far the best story ever written by Gerhart Hauptmann, follows the principles of the Naturalist movement in its detailed study of the life and milieu of a humble and apparently unexceptional Prussian railwayman. Yet in its exploitation of symbolism, …

17804. Jack

A. M. Homes

In Jack, A. M. Homes gives us a teenager who wants nothing more than to be normal—even if being normal means having divorced parents and a rather strange best friend. But when Jack’s father takes him out in a rowboat on Lake Watchmayoyo and tells his son he’s gay, nothing will …

17805. The Monsters and the Critics, and other essays

J. R. R. Tolkien

Complete collection of Tolkien's essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings. The seven 'essays' by J.R.R. Tolkien assembled in this new paperback edition were with one exception …

17806. The Coup

John Updike

This novel takes us into the consciousness of Colonel Hakim Félix Elleloû, the Islamic and Marxist dictator of the imaginary state of Kush. Elleloû surveys the pernicious effects upon his country that result from industrial enterprise, naive philanthropy, and superpower arms …

17807. 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.

17811. The Anomalies

Joey Goebel

The Anomalies, published as The Freaks outside of the US, is a novel by Joey Goebel published in 2003.

17812. The Songs of the Kings

Barry Unsworth

The Songs of Kings was a novel published in 2002 by Barry Unsworth that retells the story of Iphigenia at Aulis told by the Greek tragic poet Euripides.

17813. The Squares of the City

John Brunner

The Squares of the City is a science fiction novel written by John Brunner and first published in 1965. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1966. It is a sociological story of urban class warfare and political intrigue, taking place in the fictional South …

17822. The Conversations at Curlow Creek

David Malouf

The Conversations at Curlow Creek is a historical novel written by the prominent Australian author David Malouf. It was first published in 1996 by the Random House publishing group.

17828. 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.

17829. The giant, O'Brien

Hilary Mantel

The Giant, O'Brien is a novel by Hilary Mantel, published in 1998. It is a fictionalized account of Irish giant Charles Byrne and Scottish surgeon John Hunter.

17830. An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir

Lillian Hellman

An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir is a memoir written by Lillian Hellman.

17833. Burning Bright

John Steinbeck

Burning Bright is a 1950 novella by John Steinbeck written as an experiment with producing a play in novel format. Rather than providing only the dialogue and brief stage directions as would be expected in a play, Steinbeck fleshes out the scenes with details of both the …

17834. 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 …

17837. The Ramayana

R. K. Narayan

The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed …

17842. The Mugger

Ed McBain

The Mugger is a novel by Ed McBain, the second in his 87th Precinct series. It was adapted for a film of the same name in 1958. In 2002 the author wrote an introduction to this and to his earlier novel Cop Hater when both were published in an omnibus edition.

17843. Harvest of Stars

Poul Anderson

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

17846. The Mansion

William Faulkner

The Mansion is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1959. It is the last in a trilogy of books about the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi, following The Hamlet and The Town. It charts the downfall of Flem Snopes at the hands of his relative Mink …

17847. 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.

17850. The Long Run

Daniel Keys Moran

The Long Run is a book published in 1989 that was written by Daniel Keys Moran.

17851. A Guilty Thing Surprised

Ruth Rendell

A Guilty Thing Surprised is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1970, and is the 5th entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series.

17852. The Act of Creation

Arthur Koestler

The Act of Creation is a 1964 book by Arthur Koestler. It is a study of the processes of discovery, invention, imagination and creativity in humour, science, and the arts. It lays out Koestler's attempt to develop an elaborate general theory of human creativity. From describing …

17854. The Informer

Akimitsu Takagi

The Informer is a book by Akimitsu Takagi.

17856. The Talking Eggs

Robert D. San Souci

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

17858. A Scattered Life

Karen McQuestion

Book Description: “Most people have everything they need to be happy.” The words latched onto some part of Skyla’s brain. She repeated the phrase to herself while she rang up books and stocked shelves. It had a certain resonance to it, but she doubted it was true. Free-spirit …

17860. 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 …

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.

17864. 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. Dirty Weekend (Flamingo S.)

Helen Zahavi

Dirty Weekend is a novel by Helen Zahavi, adapted into a film two years later by Zahavi and director Michael Winner. In the US it was first published under the title The Weekend; some editions are subtitled "A Novel of Revenge".

17866. Peace Breaks Out

John Knowles

Peace Breaks Out is a novel by American author John Knowles, better known for A Separate Peace. The books share the setting of the Devon preparatory school, probably a reference to Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, which Knowles attended in his youth.

17871. Lake of the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

Lake of the Long Sun is a book published in 1994 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

17872. On

Adam Roberts

On is the second novel by Adam Roberts. According to the author's website, reviews of the novel were either extremely positive, or extremely negative.

17873. 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. Glide Path

Arthur C. Clarke

Glide Path is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1963. Clarke's only non-science fiction novel, it is set during World War II, and tells a fictionalized version of the development of the radar-based ground-controlled approach aircraft landing system, and includes a …

17875. Ellison Wonderland

Harlan Ellison

Ellison Wonderland is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison that was originally published in 1962. Gerry Gross bought the book from Ellison in 1961, providing him with the funds he needed to move to Los Angeles. Subsequent payments after the book was published …

17876. Giants' Star

James P. Hogan

Giants' Star is a book published in 1981 that was written by James P. Hogan.

17879. How Would a Patriot Act?

Glenn Greenwald

How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok is a New York Times best selling book by constitutional lawyer and blogger Glenn Greenwald that appeared in May 2006. Greenwald attacks what he argues is the illegal activity of the Bush administration …

17881. 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 …

17884. Sorry

Zoran Drvenkar

One. Two. Three. That’s all it takes to drive the nail into her head, to leave her hanging on the wall. She deserved to die. Now all he needs is absolution for his sins, and he knows just the people who can help. We know what you should say. We say what you want to hear. Kris, …

17886. The Killing Machine

Jack Vance

The Killing Machine is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the second in his "Demon Princes" series, in which Kirth Gersen, having brought arch-villain Malagate the Woe to justice, sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes. The name Kokor …

17887. 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.

17888. Fires of Azeroth

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Fires of Azeroth is a 1979 science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh. It is the third of four books composing The Morgaine Stories, chronicling the quest that drives an obsessed Morgaine and her warrior companion, Nhi Vanye i Chya, ever onward. This book has no connection …

17889. Earthman's Burden

Poul Anderson

Earthman's Burden is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1957. The story "Don Jones" was original to this collection. The other stories originally appeared in the magazines Other …

17892. Celandine

Steve Augarde

Celandine is a children's fantasy novel by Steve Augarde. It is the second book in the Touchstone Trilogy and was first published in 2006. Celandine is set ninety years before The Various, the first book of the trilogy. It follows the adventures of Celandine in the years …

17895. Ecce and Old Earth

Jack Vance

Ecce and Old Earth is a 1991 science fiction novel by Jack Vance, the middle novel in the Cadwal Chronicles trilogy, set in Vance's Gaean Reach. It follows Araminta Station and precedes Throy.

17896. Experience And Education

John Dewey

Experience and Education is a short book written in 1938 by John Dewey, a pre-eminent educational theorist of the 20th century. It provides a concise and powerful analysis of education. In this and his other writings on education, Dewey continually emphasizes experience, …

17897. Return to Quag Keep

Andre Norton

Return to Quag Keep is a fantasy novel by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe.

17899. The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived

Robert Rankin

The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived is a novel by British author Robert Rankin. It is the third book in the Cornelius Murphy trilogy, sequel to The Book of Ultimate Truths and Raiders of the Lost Car Park. The central story revolves around a 14-year-old schoolboy, Norman, who is …

17901. 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 …

17902. 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 …

17904. 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 …

17906. Cruel Zinc Melodies

Glen Cook

Cruel Zinc Melodies is the twelfth 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.

17911. 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.

17913. 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.

17914. 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.

17916. 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 …

17923. 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.

17926. 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.

17927. 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 …

17934. 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.

17937. 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 …

17938. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

17973. 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 …

17975. Learning to Swim

Sara J. Henry

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

17978. 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.

17989. Swords Against the Shadowland

Robin Wayne Bailey

Swords Against the Shadowland is a fantasy novel by Robin Wayne Bailey featuring Fritz Leiber's sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Chronologically it falls between the first and second volumes of the complete seven volume edition of Leiber's collected stories …



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