The most popular books in English
from 19001 to 19200

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.

19001. Mindkiller

Spider Robinson

Mindkiller is a 1982 novel by science fiction writer Spider Robinson. The novel, set in the late 1980s, explores the social implications of technologies to manipulate the brain, beginning with wireheading, the use of electric current to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain …

19002. Prisoner without a name, cell without a number

Jacobo Timerman

The Americas, Ilan Stavans, Series Editor € Winner of a 1982 Los Angeles Times Book Prize € Selected by the New York Times for "Books of the Century" With a new introduction by Ilan Stavans and a new foreword by Arthur Miller.

19003. One Hand Clapping

Anthony Burgess

With film rights acquired by Francis Ford Coppola, this comic novel of instant riches is back in stock. From the author of A Clockwork Orange, One Hand Clapping is a comedy of game shows and greed, high stakes and the high life. The tragi-comedy of used car salesman Howard …

19006. The Book of Ptath

A. E. van Vogt

. He was Ptath, the greatest god the mind of man had ever created. He had returned, but against his will. The goddess Ineznia, his deadly rival, had thrust him into the dangerous world of 200,000,000 A.D. in mortal form. . Could Ptath, with only the strength of a mortal, defeat …

19007. The left-handed woman

Peter Handke

One evening, when Marianne and her husband, Bruno, are dining out together to celebrate his return from a business trip, Marianne listens to him speak and realizes suddenly yet finally that Bruno will leave her. Whether at that moment, or in years to come, she will be deserted. …

19012. Maestro

Peter Goldsworthy

Maestro is a 1989 novel written by Australian author Peter Goldsworthy. It is a bildungsroman which deals with the themes of art and life. The novel was shortlisted for the 1990 Miles Franklin Award. It has been translated into German, and is a set text on year-twelve syllabuses …

19013. Babylon 5: Voices

John Vornholt

Voices is the first book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by John Vornholt.

19014. Killing Time

Della Van Hise

Killing Time is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Della Van Hise and published by Pocket Books in 1985. The original manuscript had Kirk/Spock slash fiction elements, and these were requested to be removed by Paramount. However, they were not removed, and 250,000 …

19025. The Middle Moffat

Eleanor Estes

The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes is the second novel in the children's series known as The Moffats. Published in 1942, it was a Newbery Honor book. The title comes from Janey Moffat, who feels a little lost among her three siblings. Being neither the oldest or youngest, she …

19027. The Princess and the Pea

Hans Christian Andersen

The Princess and the Pea is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity. The tale was first published with three others by Andersen in an inexpensive booklet on 8 May 1835 in …

19029. White Mischief

James Fox

White Mischief is a novel by British journalist James Fox, first published in hardback 1982 by Jonathan Cape and in paperback in 1984 by Penguin. It is the fictionalized account of the unsolved murder in 1941 of Josslyn Hay, the Earl of Erroll, a British expatriate in Kenya. The …

19030. Weslandia

Paul Fleischman

Weslandia is a novel by Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman, with illustrations by Kevin Hawkes. It was published in 1999 by Candlewick Press.

19035. In Winter's Shadow

Gillian Bradshaw

In Winter's Shadow is the final book in a trilogy of fantasy novels written by Gillian Bradshaw. It tells the story of King Arthur's downfall, as recounted by his wife Gwynhwyfar.

19037. Tar beach

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach, written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold, is a children's picture book published by Crown Publishers, Inc., 1991. Tar Beach, Ringgold's first book, was a Caldecott Medal Honor Book for 1992. For that work she won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and the Coretta …

19038. The Walking Dead, Book 4

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 4 is a book written by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

19039. The Damage Done

Warren Fellows

The Damage Done is a book by Australian Warren Fellows. It portrays his time in the notorious Bangkwang prison, nicknamed "Big Tiger". Fellows was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1978, convicted of heroin trafficking between Bangkok, Thailand and Australia.

19042. Sons of the Oak

Dave Wolverton

Sons of the Oak is the fifth installment in David Farland's fantasy series The Runelords. It chronicles the life of the Earth King Gaborn Val Orden's son Fallion as he matures and begins to discover powers even his father didn't have.

19045. Baloney, (Henry P.)

Jon Scieszka

Baloney (Henry P.) is a children's picture book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. It was published in 1991 by Viking Press.

19046. Genevieve

Eric Jerome Dickey

Genevieve is a novel by Eric Jerome Dickey.

19051. The Crystal Prison

Robin Jarvis

The Crystal Prison is the second novel in the Deptford Mice Trilogy by Robin Jarvis.

19052. The Final Reckoning

Robin Jarvis

The Final Reckoning is the third novel in the Deptford Mice Trilogy by Robin Jarvis.

19059. Gentlemen of the Road

Michael Northrop

Gentlemen of the Road is a 2007 serial novel by American author Michael Chabon. It is a "swashbuckling adventure" set in the kaganate of Khazaria around AD 950. It follows two Jewish bandits who become embroiled in a rebellion and a plot to restore a displaced Khazar prince to …

19067. Roadkill

Helene Hegemann

Horrible lives are a godsend,' writes 16-year-old Mifti in her diary. Since the death of her mother, she has been living in Berlin in an increasingly dire state of disarray. Diagnosed as a 'pseudo stress-debilitated' problem child, she becomes enmeshed in the Berlin party scene, …

19069. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1911. Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel believed to be a nut-thief by his fellows, and imprisoned by them in a hollow tree with the …

19071. Hogg

Samuel R. Delany

Hogg is a novel by Samuel R. Delany, often described as pornographic. It was written in San Francisco in 1969 and completed just days before the Stonewall Riots in New York City. A further draft was completed in 1973 in London. At the time it was written, no one would publish it …

19074. The Egoist

George Meredith

The Egoist is a tragicomical novel by George Meredith published in 1879.

19075. Collected Poems

Primo Levi

This is the principal English language collection of poems by the Italian author Primo Levi.

19079. Letters to Milena

Franz Kafka

Letters to Milena is a book collecting some of Franz Kafka's letters to Milena Jesenská from 1920 to 1923.

19081. Darkness Descending

Harry Turtledove

Darkness Descending by Harry Turtledove, is the second book in the Darkness series.

19083. In His Image

James BeauSeigneur

In His Image is the first third of the Christ Clone Trilogy, by James BeauSeigneur.

19087. Paris Não Tem Fim

Enrique Vila-Matas

"New Directions paperbook original"--T.p.

19088. The Spirit Level

Seamus Heaney

The Spirit Level is a poetry collection written by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It won the poetry prize for the 1996 Whitbread Awards. Heaney has been recorded reading this collection on the Seamus Heaney Collected Poems album.

19090. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

19096. The Man Within

Graham Greene

The Man Within is the first novel by author Graham Greene. It tells the story of Francis Andrews, a reluctant smuggler, who betrays his colleagues and the aftermath of his betrayal. It is Greene's first published novel.. The title is taken from a sentence in Thomas Browne's …

19098. The Sweet Smell of Psychosis

Will Self

The Sweet Smell of Psychosis is Will Self's first published Novella. It was printed by Bloomsbury Books in 1996 and features illustrations by Martin Rowson. Richard Hermes is a London journalist who lives a life of drudging days and cocaine fuelled nights. He falls in with a …

19099. The Awakening

Kate Chopin

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox …

19100. Messiah

Gore Vidal

Messiah is a thriller novel by British writer Boris Starling, published in 1999. Following the success of the novel, a sequel, Storm, was also released. The novel became the basis for the popular BBC TV series Messiah, starring Ken Stott.

19101. Lady Anna

Anthony Trollope

Lady Anna is a novel by Anthony Trollope, written in 1871 and first published in book form in 1874. The protagonist is a young woman of noble birth who, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, has fallen in love with and become engaged to a tailor. The novel describes her …

19102. User Stories Applied

Mike Cohn

User Stories Applied is a book written by Mike Cohn.

19103. Poem Strip: Including an Explanation of the Afterlife

Dino Buzzati

A New York Review Books Original There’s a certain street—via Saterna—in the middle of Milan that just doesn’t show up on maps of the city. Orfi, a wildly successful young singer, lives there, and it’s there that one night he sees his gorgeous girlfriend Eura disappear, “like a …

19104. The Sand Pebbles

Richard McKenna

The Sand Pebbles is a 1962 novel by American author Richard McKenna about a Yangtze River gunboat and its crew in 1926. It was the winner of the 1963 Harper Prize for fiction. Prior to its publication by Harper & Row, the book was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post and …

19105. Delusions of Grandma

Carrie Fisher

Delusions of Grandma is a novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher that was published in 1993. Like most of Fisher's books, this novel is semi-autobiographical and fictionalizes events seemingly from her real life.

19109. Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

Sigmund Freud

Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego is a work of Sigmund Freud from the year 1921. In this monograph, Freud describes psychological mechanisms at work within mass movements. A mass, according to Freud, is a "temporary entity, consisting of heterogeneous elements that …

19110. On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to …

Søren Kierkegaard

On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates is Søren Kierkegaard's university thesis paper that he submitted in 1841. This thesis is the culmination of three years of extensive study on Socrates, as seen from the view point of Xenophon, Aristophanes, and Plato. …

19111. The Last Gospel

David Gibbins

The Last Gospel is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in 2008, it is the third book in Gibbins' Jack Howard series. It has been published in more than 20 languages and was a London Sunday Times top-ten bestseller and a New York Times top-ten …

19112. Juha

Juhani Aho

19115. Desperate Remedies

Thomas Hardy

Desperate Remedies is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published anonymously by Tinsley Brothers in 1871.

19117. Time Must Have a Stop

A. A Huxley

Time Must Have A Stop is a novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1944 by Chatto and Windus. It follows the story of Sebastian Barnack, a young poet, who holidays with his hedonistic uncle in Florence. Many of the philosophical themes discussed in the novel are explored …

19118. After Henry

Joan Didion

After Henry is a 1992 book of essays by Joan Didion. The entire contents of this book are reprinted in We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction.

19128. The tragedy of man

Imre Madách

The Tragedy of Man is a play written by the Hungarian author Imre Madách. It was first published in 1861. The play is considered to be one of the major works of Hungarian literature and is one of the most often staged Hungarian plays today. Many lines have become common …

19130. The Book on Adler

Søren Kierkegaard

The Book on Adler is a work by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, written during his second authorship, and was published posthumously in 1872. The work is partly about pastor Adolph Peter Adler who claimed to have received a revelation. After some questionable acts, …

19132. The American Way of Death

Jessica Mitford

The American Way of Death is an exposé of abuses in the funeral home industry in the United States, written by Jessica Mitford and published in 1963. Feeling that death had become much too sentimentalized, highly commercialized, and, above all, excessively expensive, Mitford …

19133. Intercourse

Andrea Dworkin

Intercourse is a radical feminist analysis of sexual intercourse in literature and society, written by Andrea Dworkin. Intercourse is often said to argue that "all heterosexual sex is rape", based on the line from the book that says "violation is a synonym for intercourse." …

19134. Six Million Crucifixions

Gabriel Wilensky

Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Teachings About Jews Paved the Road to the Holocaust is a history book by author Gabriel Wilensky. The book examines the role Christian teachings about Jews played in enabling the racial eliminationist antisemitism that gave rise to the …

19138. Behind the Walls of Terra

Philip José Farmer

Behind the Walls of Terra is a book published in 1970 that was written by Philip José Farmer.

19142. The Tribune's Curse

John Maddox Roberts

The Tribune's Curse is a novel by John Maddox Roberts. It is the seventh volume of Roberts's SPQR series, featuring Senator Decius Metellus.

19143. Caspian rain

Gina B. Nahai

Caspian Rain is the fourth novel from Gina B. Nahai and takes place in the decade before the Islamic Revolution. The book was published in 2007 by MacAdam/Cage in the United States and has been published in 15 languages.

19145. Psychohistorical Crisis

Donald Kingsbury

Psychohistorical Crisis is a science fiction novel by Donald Kingsbury, published by Tor Books in 2001. An expansion of his 1995 novella "Historical Crisis", it is a re-imagining of the world of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, set after the establishment of the Second Empire. …

19176. 20th Century Boys, Vol. 21

Naoki Urasawa

20th Century Boys, Vol. 21 is a book written by Naoki Urasawa.

19198. From Eroica with Love: Volume 09 (From Eroica With …

Yasuko Aoike

Follows the adventures of a British aristocrat, who sidelines as an international art thief, and his partner, a straight-laced N.A.T.O. officer, as they travel around the world in the late 1970s.

19200. From Eroica with Love, Volume 12 (From Eroica With …

Yasuko Aoike

Follows the adventures of a British aristocrat, who sidelines as an international art thief, and his partner, a straight-laced N.A.T.O. officer, as they travel around the world in the late 1970s.



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