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.

18001. 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 …

18002. 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 …

18003. 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 …

18004. 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 …

18005. 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 …

18006. 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 …

18007. The Spoils of Poynton

Henry James

The Spoils of Poynton describes the struggle between Mrs. Gereth, a widow of impeccable taste and iron will, and her son Owen over a houseful of precious antique furniture. The story is largely told from the viewpoint of Fleda Vetch, a young woman in love with Owen but …

18008. Two on a Tower

Thomas Hardy

The book contains not one, but two of Hardy's most popular novels: Two on a Tower and A Pair of Blue Eyes, two romantic novels written in the unique style that characterizes Hardy's writings. Two on a Tower is the story of a star-crossed love, that is, the story of a love …

18009. 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 …

18010. The Anomalies

Joey Goebel

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

18012. An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir

Lillian Hellman

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

18013. Room at The Top

John Braine

Room at the Top is a novel by John Braine, first published in the United Kingdom by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1957, about the rise of an ambitious young man of humble origin, and the socio-economic struggles undergone in realising his social ambitions in post-war Britain. A …

18015. 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 …

18016. 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.

18017. 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.

18020. The Man with Two Left Feet

P. G. Wodehouse

The Man With Two Left Feet, and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the UK on 8 March 1917 by Methuen & Co., London, and in the US on 1 February 1933 by A.L. Burt and Co., New York. All the stories had …

18022. 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.

18023. The Long Run

Daniel Keys Moran

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

18025. 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 …

18026. 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.

18027. 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.

18028. 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 …

18029. Stephen Hero

James Joyce

Stephen Hero is an early version of Joyce's A Portrait of the artist as a Young Man. It was originally rejected on grounds of indecency―so the story goes― by twenty publishers, whereupon Joyce threw the manuscript in the fire, but Mrs. Joyce rescued several unburnt portions. …

18030. 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 …

18032. 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.

18034. 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 …

18036. 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.

18038. Country Wife

William Wycherley

The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy written in 1675 by William Wycherley. A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, the play reflects an aristocratic and anti-Puritan ideology, and was controversial for its sexual explicitness even in its own time. The title …

18040. The Annotated Hunting of the Snark : the full text …

Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" …

18041. A Private Cosmos (World of the Tiers 3)

Philip José Farmer

A Private Cosmos is a book published in 1968 that was written by Philip José Farmer.

18042. Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

David Gaider

Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne is a fantasy novel released March 3, 2009. It serves as a prequel to the BioWare role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins and is written by David Gaider, lead writer of Dragon Age: Origins. It is his first novel, as well as the first novel set in the …

18045. KOP

Warren Hammond

Set in the year 2787 on a planet light years away from earth, KOP details the life of Juno Mozambe, a crooked cop who has been talked into doing one last favor for his old partner who now runs the privatized police force, KOP.

18046. 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 …

18047. Adiamante

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Adiamante is a 1996 science fiction novel written by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. It is outside the span of his series work but maintains several of his main themes, including justification of pre-emptive force, nanotechnology, a nearly destroyed but rebuilt Earth, misuse of technology …

18049. 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 …

18050. 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.

18052. Well of Shiuan

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Well of Shiuan is a 1978 science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh. It is the second of four books composing the Morgaine Stories, chronicling the deeds of Morgaine, a woman obsessed with a mission of the utmost importance, and her warrior companion, Nhi Vanye i Chya.

18053. The Palace of Laughter

Jon Berkeley

The Palace of Laughter, The Wednesday Tales #1, is a novel by Jon Berkeley, published in 2006. It tells the tale of an orphan named Miles Wednesday.

18054. 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.

18055. A Tolkien Miscellany

J. R. R. Tolkien

A Tolkien Miscellany is a collection of short stories, translations, and poetry written or translated by J. R. R. Tolkien, published by the Quality Paperback Book Club on January 1, 2002. It is a reissue of material available elsewhere.

18056. The Wood Beyond the World

William Morris

The Wood Beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It was first published in hardcover by …

18057. 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, …

18059. 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 …

18061. 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 …

18062. 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.

18063. 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.

18064. Night Moves

Tom Clancy

Night Moves is a book written by Tom Clancy and Steve R. Pieczenik.

18066. Bicycles: Love Poems

Nikki Giovanni

Bicycles: Love Poems is a book written by Nikki Giovanni.

18067. 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.

18068. 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.

18069. Across the Nightingale Floor Episode 2: Journey To …

Gillian Rubinstein

Across the Nightingale Floor Episode 2: Journey To Inuyama is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

18070. 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 …

18071. 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 …

18072. 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.

18073. 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 …

18074. Land of Elyon, Prequel: Into The Mist

Patrick Carman

Into the Mist is the prequel of the first book in The Land of Elyon series.

18075. 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.

18076. 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 …

18081. Twelfth Grade Kills

Heather Brewer

Twelfth Grade Kills is the final novel in Zachary Brewer's Vladimir Tod series.

18084. 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.

18087. I Am Legend

Richard Matheson

I Am Legend is a 1954 horror fiction novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development of the zombie genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease. The novel was a success and was adapted to film as The Last Man on …

18088. Acorna's Triumph

Anne McCaffrey

Acorna's Triumph is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. It was the seventh book in the Acorna Universe series, which McCaffrey and Margaret Ball initiated in Acorna: The Unicorn Girl. Triumph completed Acorna's biography, which is …

18089. Godbody

Theodore Sturgeon

Godbody is the final novel of science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon, published posthumously in 1986. A foreword, "Agape and Eros: The Art of Theodore Sturgeon", was contributed by Robert A. Heinlein and an afterword was contributed by Stephen R. Donaldson.

18090. The Keeper of the Isis Light

Monica Hughes

The Keeper of the Isis Light is a science fiction novel for young adults by Monica Hughes, published by Hamish Hamilton in 1980. It is the first of three books in the Isis series, or The Isis Trilogy in its omnibus edition. They are set in the distant future on the planet Isis, …

18091. Nightjohn

Gary Paulsen

Nightjohn is a young adult novel by Gary Paulsen, first published in 1993. It is about slavery in the American South shortly before the time of the American Civil War. It was later made into a movie of the same name.

18093. What Is Mathematics?

Richard Courant

What Is Mathematics? is a mathematics book written by Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins, published in England by Oxford University Press. It is an introduction to mathematics, intended both for the mathematics student and for the general public. First published in 1941, it …

18094. Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus

Isaac Asimov

Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus is the third novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French. The novel was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1954. Since 1972, reprints …

18096. Hearts and Bones

Margaret Lawrence

Hearts and Bones is a book written by Margaret Lawrence.

18098. Finnegans Wake

James Joyce

Finnegans Wake is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is significant for its experimental style and reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of seventeen years, and published in 1939, two years before …

18099. Batman: The Ultimate Evil

Andrew Vachss

Batman: The Ultimate Evil is a novel written by Andrew Vachss and published in 1995 by the Warner Aspect imprint of Warner Books. Vachss was an attorney specializing in child abuse cases, as well as a crime novelist best known for his series of books featuring the character …

18100. The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Ayn Rand

The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers is a nonfiction book by Ayn Rand, published posthumously. Edited by Tore Boeckmann, it was published by Plume in 2000. The book is based on a 1958 series of lectures about fiction writing which Rand gave to a group of student …

18101. The Third Book of Swords

Fred Saberhagen

The Third Book of Swords is a book published in 1983, written by Fred Saberhagen.

18102. The Ancient Future : The Dark Age

Traci Harding

The Ancient Future: The Dark Age is a book published in 1996 that was written by Traci Harding.

18103. Untouchable

Mulk Raj Anand

Untouchable is a novel by Mulk Raj Anand published in 1935. The novel established Anand as one of India's leading English authors. The book was inspired by his aunt's experience when she had a meal with a Muslim woman and was treated as an outcast by his family. The plot of this …

18104. Turn of the Century

Kurt Andersen

Turn of the Century is a bestselling novel by Kurt Andersen published in 1999.

18105. Three Cups of Deceit

Jon Krakauer

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way is a 2011 e-book written by Jon Krakauer about Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools author Greg Mortenson. In it, Krakauer disputes Mortenson's accounts of his experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan, …

18106. Thousand Pieces of Gold

Ruthanne McCunn

Thousand Pieces of Gold is an 1981 historical novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn and based on the life of Polly Bemis, a 19th-century Chinese immigrant woman in the American Old West. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name stars Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Dennis Dun and …

18107. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!

Scott Adams

Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice is a book by Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. The book consists of some of Adams' blog posts and entries. As there are many topics in the book, the content of the chapters jumps abruptly from one subject …

18108. Incest: From a Journal of Love

Anais Nin

Incest: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin is a 1992 non-fiction book by Anaïs Nin. It is a continuation of the diary entries first published in Henry and June: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin. It features Nin's relationships with writer Henry …

18111. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou is author and poet Maya Angelou's collection of poetry, published by Random House in 1994. It is Angelou's first collection of poetry, published after she read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's …

18112. Charon: A Dragon at the Gate

Jack L. Chalker

Charon: A Dragon at the Gate is the third book in the Four Lords of the Diamond series by author Jack L. Chalker. First published as a paperback in 1982. It continues the saga started in Lilith: A Snake in the Grass and Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold and is concluded by the fourth …

18113. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

18114. The Early Stories: 1953–1975

John Updike

The Early Stories: 1953–1975, published in 2003 by Knopf, is a John Updike book collecting much of his short stories written from the beginning of his writing career, when he was just 21, until 1975. Only four stories published in this entire time period have been omitted from …

18115. The Lost Warrior

Erin Hunter

The Lost Warrior is the first in an original English-language manga trilogy based on the best-selling book series Warriors by Erin Hunter. The manga was published by the distributor Tokyopop, and was released on April 24, 2007. It follows Graystripe's adventures trying to escape …

18116. Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a …

18117. The Sky Is Falling

Kit Pearson

The Sky is Falling is a young adult novel written by Kit Pearson in 1989. It is the first novel in the Guests of War trilogy, which follows the lives of Norah and Gavin Stoakes after they are evacuated from England to Canada during World War II. The novel won the Canadian …

18119. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He …

18120. The Hunt Begins (The Great Hunt, Book 1)

Robert Jordan

Since they were boys, Rand and his friends have heard the tales of the Great Hunt of the Horn. Fabulous tales of hunters and of a legendary horn that can raise the dead heroes of the ages.But no sooner is the horn found then it is stolen.And in order to save Mat's life, Rand …

18121. Maitre Mussard's Bequest

Patrick Süskind

The "Bloomsbury Birthday Quids" are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the "Bloomsbury Classics". Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the books should become collectors' items. This title is "Maitre Mussard's Bequest" …

18122. Miracle Fair

Wisława Szymborska

Miracle Fair is a book of poems by Wisława Szymborska.

18123. The Financier

Theodore Dreiser

A master of gritty naturalism, Theodore Dreiser explores the corruption of the American dream in The Financier. Frank Cowperwood, a fiercely ambitious businessman, emerges as the very embodiment of greed as he relentlessly seeks satisfaction in wealth, women, and power. As …

18124. Haters

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Haters is the 2006 debut young adult novel by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez.

18125. Dolphin Island

Arthur C. Clarke

Dolphin Island: A Story of the People of the Sea is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke first published in 1963.

18126. Just Go to Bed

Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is not looking forward to bedtime in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether it’s time for him to stop playing and take a bath, or when he puts up a fuss getting into is jammies, both parents and children alike will relate to this …

18127. Thrice Upon a Time

James P. Hogan

Thrice Upon A Time is a science fiction novel by James P. Hogan, first published in 1980. Unlike most other time travel stories, Thrice Upon A Time considers the ramifications of sending messages into the past and/or receiving messages from the future, rather than the sending of …

18128. The Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel)

Robert Galbraith

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days-as he has done before-and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, …

18130. The Chestnut Soldier

Jenny Nimmo

The Chestnut Soldier is a book published in 1989 that was written by Jenny Nimmo.

18131. Life: Selected Quotations

Paulo Coelho

Life: Selected Quotations is a written work by Paulo Coelho.

18136. Vermeer's Hat

Timothy Brook

Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World is a book by the historian Professor Timothy Brook in which he explores the roots of world trade in the 17th century, through six paintings by the Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer. It focusses …

18137. Czarne oceany

Jacek Dukaj

Czarne oceany is a novel written in 2001 by Jacek Dukaj, Polish science fiction writer and published in Poland by Supernowa. The novel fits in the hard science fiction genre, describing the late-21st century Earth facing technological singularity. The novel received the prime …

18139. Leather Maiden

Joe R. Lansdale

Leather Maiden is a crime/mystery novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

18140. Language in Thought and Action

S. I. Hayakawa

Language in Thought and Action is a book on semantics by Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, based on his previous work Language in Action published in 1939. Early editions were written in consultation with different people. The current 5th edition was published in 1991. It was updated by …

18142. Swine Not?

Jimmy Buffett

Swine Not? is a novel by Jimmy Buffett about a pig. Buffett's friend, Helen Bransford, asked him to review her 25-page nonfiction manuscript describing her four years living at New York's Carlyle Hotel with her then-husband Jay McInerney, two children, and pet pig. Buffett asked …

18143. Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business …

Philip Delves Broughton

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School is a non-fiction book by author and journalist Philip Delves Broughton. It was published by Penguin Press in 2008. The book covers the author's two year experience at the Harvard Business School.

18146. Letters to Olga

Václav Havel

Letters to Olga is a book of compiled letters written by Czech playwright, dissident, and future president, Václav Havel to his wife Olga Havlová during his nearly four-year imprisonment from May 1979 to March 1983. Havel was imprisoned by the communist regime of then …

18147. Savage Night

Jim Thompson

Savage Night is a 1953 novel by the thriller writer Jim Thompson.

18148. Too Many Clients

Rex Stout

Too Many Clients is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1960, and collected in the omnibus volume Three Aces.

18149. Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasures of Sleep …

Paul Martin

Counting Sheep: The Science and Pleasures of Sleep and Dreams is a book by Paul Martin.

18150. The Lavalite World

Philip José Farmer

The Lavalite World is a book published in 1977 that was written by Philip José Farmer.

18151. Remembering the Kanji

James Heisig

Remembering the Kanji is a series of three volumes by James Heisig, intended to teach the 3007 most frequent Kanji to students of the Japanese language. The series is available in English, Spanish and German. There is a supplementary book, Remembering the Kana, which teaches the …

18153. Richter 10

Arthur C. Clarke

Richter 10 is a 1996 novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Mike McQuay. The protagonist is Lewis Crane, who develops a hatred of earthquakes due to a major earthquake hitting his house when he is seven years old, killing his parents. The book's title is a reference to the Richter scale, …

18155. Rowan Hood, outlaw girl of Sherwood Forest

Nancy Springer

Rowan Hood, outlaw girl of Sherwood Forest is a book published in 2001 that was written by Nancy Springer.

18156. The Complete Plain Words

Ernest Gowers

The Complete Plain Words, titled simply Plain Words in its 2014 revision, is a style guide written by Sir Ernest Gowers, published in 1954. It has never been out of print. It comprises expanded and revised versions of two pamphlets that he wrote at the request of HM Treasury, …

18158. My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir

Clarence Thomas

My Grandfather's Son A Memoir is the 2007 memoir of Clarence Thomas, an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The book spans all of Thomas's life to the present, beginning with his early childhood in the Deep South and his mother's decision to send him and his …

18159. The Limits to Growth

Donella Meadows

The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth with finite resource supplies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and commissioned by the Club of Rome it was first presented at the St. Gallen Symposium. Its authors …

18162. The Poison Belt

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Poison Belt was the second story, a novella, that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about Professor Challenger. Written in 1913, roughly a year before the outbreak of World War I, much of it takes place in a single room in Challenger's house in Sussex – rather oddly, given that …

18163. The Lost Prince

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lost Prince is a novel by British-American author Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published in 1915.

18165. Fear

L. Ron Hubbard

Fear is a psychological thriller-horror novella by L. Ron Hubbard first appearing in Unknown Fantasy Fiction in July 1940. While previous editions followed the magazine text, the 1991 Bridge edition reportedly restores the author's original manuscript text. The novella is ranked …

18167. War of the Twins

Margaret Weis

War of the Twins is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, in the Dragonlance series of novels. It is the second novel in the Dragonlance Legends trilogy, a series detailing the journey of the fictional twins Raistlin Majere and Caramon Majere, along with Crysania …

18168. Two Serious Ladies

Jane Bowles

Two Serious Ladies is a 1943 modernist novel by the American writer Jane Bowles. It follows two upper-class women, Christina Goering and Frieda Copperfield, as they descend into debauchery. Bowles' style is often described as singular. In February 2012, an online magazine of the …

18169. The Public Burning

Robert Coover

The Public Burning, Robert Coover's third novel, was published in 1977. It is an account of the events leading to the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. An uncharacteristically human caricature of Richard Nixon serves as protagonist and narrator for the primary continuity. …

18170. Notable American Women

Ben Marcus

Notable American Women is a novel written by Ben Marcus and published in March 2002.

18171. Villains by Necessity

Eve Forward

Villains by Necessity is fantasy novel written by Eve Forward, daughter of Robert L. Forward. It is currently out of print and a rare find among booksellers.

18172. The Garden Party

Václav Havel

The Garden Party is a 1963 play by Václav Havel.

18173. Agent of Byzantium

Turtledove

Agent of Byzantium is a collection of short stories by Harry Turtledove, centred on the exploits of the eponymous Basil Argyros, a Byzantine secret agent. The stories are set in an alternate 14th century, where Islam never existed and the great ancient empires of Byzantium and …

18174. The Hacker and the Ants

R. Rucker

The Hacker and the Ants is a work of science fiction by Rudy Rucker published in 1994 by Avon Books. It was written while Rucker was working as a programmer at Autodesk, Inc., of Sausalito, California from 1988 to 1992.

18175. Havana

Stephen Hunter

Havana is a novel by the author Stephen Hunter. The third novel in the Earl Swagger series, it was released by Simon & Schuster in 2003. The story is set in Cuba during the emergence of Fidel Castro. Earl Swagger is recruited as a personal bodyguard for an Arkansas …

18176. Harmful to Minors

Judith Levine

Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex is a 2002 book by Judith Levine. The foreword was written by former United States Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who resigned after suggesting that masturbation be destigmatized as a means of preventing young people …

18177. Uneasy Money

P. G. Wodehouse

Uneasy Money is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on March 17, 1916 by D. Appleton & Company, New York, and in the United Kingdom on October 4, 1917 by Methuen & Co., London. The story had earlier been serialised in the U.S in the Saturday …

18179. Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective

George Martin

Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective is a career-spanning collection of George R. R. Martin's short fiction. It was first published in 2003 as a single volume hardcover from Subterranean Press under the title GRRM: A RRetrospective and debuted in Toronto at Torcon 3, the 63rd World …

18180. Jedi Twilight

Michael Reaves

Jedi Twilight is the first book in Michael Reaves' series Coruscant Nights, set in the Dark Times.

18181. Carbonel: The King of the Cats

Barbara Sleigh

Carbonel: the King of the Cats is a children's book by Barbara Sleigh, first published by Puffin Books in 1955, and in the US by Bobbs-Merrill, 1955. It is based on the old folk tale from the British Isles "The King of the Cats" and has two sequels, The Kingdom of Carbonel and …

18182. Hemingway Adventure

Michael Palin

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is the book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC TV program Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure. This book, like the other books that Michael Palin wrote following each of his seven trips for the BBC, consists both of his text and of …

18183. The lottery

Beth Goobie

The Lottery is a 2002 novel by Canadian author Beth Goobie. The book was first published on October 1, 2002 through Orca Book Publishers.

18184. On Wings of Song

Thomas M. Disch

On Wings of Song is a 1979 science fiction novel by Thomas M. Disch. It was first published as a serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in three installments in February to April 1979. Like Disch's previous novel 334, it is a bitter satire that depicts a …

18185. Eastern Approaches

Fitzroy Maclean

Eastern Approaches is an autobiographical account of the early career of Fitzroy Maclean. It is divided into three parts: his life as a junior diplomat in Moscow and his travels in the Soviet Union, especially the forbidden zones of Central Asia; his exploits in the British Army …

18189. Bruno's Dream

Iris Murdoch

Bruno's Dream is a novel by Iris Murdoch. Published in 1969, it was her twelfth novel.

18190. Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993.

18193. The Eagle's Prey

Simon Scarrow

It is over a year since the Roman army landed on the shores of Britain. The savage warriors of the barbarian leader Caratacus continue to torment the legions. Emperor Claudius needs a victory to make his position safe. As the Romans gather on the eve of the battle they are …

18194. Crossings

Danielle Steel

Crossings is a 1982 novel that was written by Danielle Steel. The book is Steel's fourteenth novel.

18198. Catcher Was a Spy

Nicholas Dawidoff

The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg is a 1994 biography written by Nicholas Dawidoff about a major league baseball player who also worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. Moe Berg, the subject of the …

18200. The Winter Prince

Elizabeth E. Wein

The Winter Prince is Elizabeth Wein's retelling of the Arthurian story of Mordred, detailing Medraut's complicated, intense relationship with his legitimate half-brother Lleu.



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