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.

19204. The Road to Lichfield

Penelope Lively

In The Road to Lichfield, Penelope Lively explores the nature of history and memory as it is embodied in the life of a forty-year-old woman, Anne Linton, who unexpectedly learns that her father had a mistress. With this new knowledge, Linton must now examine the realities of her …

19205. Chicago poems

Carl Sandburg

Chicago Poems is a 1916 collection of poetry by Carl Sandburg, his first by a mainstream publisher. Sandburg moved to Chicago in 1912 after living in Milwaukee, where he had served as secretary to Emil Seidel, Milwaukee's Socialist mayor. Harriet Monroe, a fellow resident of …

19206. The Secret of Mirror Bay

Carolyn Keene

Aunt Eloise Drew invited Nancy and her friends to Mirror Bay Bide-a-Wee cabin near Cooperstown, New York, for a visit and a chance to solve the mystery of the woman who glides across the water. Upon their arrival, Nancy becomes mixed up in a vacation hoax and is nearly arrested …

19207. Hey, Al

Arthur Yorinks

Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem?Thier room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at …

19208. Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of …

Will Self

British satirist Will Self spins four interconnected stories into a brilliantly insightful commentary on human foibles and resilience. Will Self's remarkable new stories center on the disease and decay that target the largest of human organs: the liver. Set in locales as toxic …

19209. Empire of the Atom

A. E. van Vogt

Empire of the Atom is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt. It was first published in 1957 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 2,000 copies. The novel is a fix-up of the first five of van Vogt's Gods stories which originally appeared in the magazine Astounding. The …

19210. The Weapon Makers

A. E. van Vogt

The Weapon Makers is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt. The novel was originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction from February–April 1943. The serial version was first published in book form in 1947 with a print run of 1,000 copies. It was then thoroughly …

19211. Memories of the Ford Administration

John Updike

"Stunning...Alf's life and times are light and funny; Buchanan's are dark and serious. Alternating between the two, Mr. Updike entertains and instructs...in gorgeous prose."THE WALL STREET JOURNAL When junior college professor Alfred Clayton is asked to record his impressions of …

19212. San Andreas

Alistair MacLean

San Andreas is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1984. One of his final novels, it returns to MacLean's original genre: war at sea.

19213. Existential psychotherapy

Irvin D. Yalom

Existential Psychotherapy is a nonfiction book by the American existential psychiatrist and author Irvin D. Yalom. In this book, the author offers a brief and pragmatic introduction, addressed to clinical practitioners, to European existential philosophy, as well as to …

19214. Rising Up and Rising Down

William T. Vollmann

Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means is a seven-volume essay on the subject of violence by American author William T. Vollmann. First published by McSweeney's in November 2003, it was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. …

19215. Mao's Last Dancer

Li Cunxin

At the age of eleven, Li Cunxin was one of the privileged few selected to serve in Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution by studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Having known bitter poverty in his rural China home, ballet would be his family's best chance for a better future. From …

19216. Lives of the Saints

Nino Ricci

Lives of the Saints is a novel by Nino Ricci. The author's first book, it forms the first part of a trilogy. The other two novels are In a Glass House and Where She Has Gone. Lives of the Saints was first published in 1990 and was the winner of the 1990 Governor General's Awards …

19217. All That Matters

Wayson Choy

All That Matters is a novel by Wayson Choy. First published in 2004 by Doubleday Canada, it is the sequel to his debut novel, The Jade Peony, and was nominated for the Giller Prize. Set in Vancouver, Canada during the 1930s and 40s, All That Matters follow the lives of the Chen …

19218. Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man"

Christopher Hitchens

Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man": A Biography is Christopher Hitchens's contribution to the Books That Changed the World series. Hitchens, a great admirer of Thomas Paine, covers the history of Paine's 1791 book, The Rights of Man, and analyzes its significance.

19220. Bone palace ballet

Charles Bukowski

Bone palace ballet is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

19221. The Night of the Triffids

Simon Clark

The Night of the Triffids is a science fiction novel by Simon Clark published in 2001. It is a sequel to John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids. Clark has been commended for his success at mimicking Wyndham's style, but most reviewers have not rated his creation as highly as the …

19222. The Switch

Elmore Leonard

“My favorite Leonard book….He writes the way Hammett and Chandler might write today, if they sharpened their senses of ironic humor and grew better ears for dialogue.” —Dallas Morning News“The best writer of crime fiction alive.” —NewsweekDangerously eccentric characters, …

19223. Kenilworth

Walter Scott

Kenilworth. A Romance is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published on 8 January 1821.

19224. Nuns and Soldiers

Iris Murdoch

Nuns and Soldiers is a 1980 novel by Iris Murdoch. The setting is England and two of the main characters are Gertrude, a widow, and Anne, an ex-nun.

19226. At the Center of the Storm

George Tenet

At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA is a memoir co-written by former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency George Tenet with Bill Harlow, former CIA Director of Public Affairs. The book was released on April 30, 2007 and outlines Tenet's version of 9/11, the …

19227. Grace Notes

Bernard MC Laverty

Grace Notes is a novel by Bernard MacLaverty, first published in 1997.

19228. Servants of the Wankh

Jack Vance

Servants of the Wankh is the second science fiction adventure novel in the tetralogy Tschai, Planet of Adventure. Written by Jack Vance, it tells of the efforts of the sole survivor of a human starship destroyed by an unknown enemy to return to Earth from the distant planet …

19229. The Pnume

Jack Vance

The Pnume is the final science fiction adventure novel in the tetralogy Tschai, Planet of Adventure. Written by Jack Vance, it tells of the efforts to return to Earth by the sole survivor of a human starship destroyed while investigating a mysterious signal from the distant …

19231. Because the Night

James Ellroy

Because the Night is a crime fiction novel written by James Ellroy. Released in 1984, it is the second installment of a trilogy often titled "Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy", after its main character, or "L.A Noir", after the hard-book copy that was released containing all three books in …

19232. In chancery

John Galsworthy

In Chancery is the second novel of the Forsyte Saga trilogy by John Galsworthy and was originally published in 1920, some fourteen years after The Man of Property. Like its predecessor it focuses on the personal affairs of a wealthy upper middle class English family.

19233. Monsieur

Lawrence Durrell

Monsieur, published in 1974 and sub-titled The Prince of Darkness, is the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's The Avignon Quintet. As a group, the five novels narrate the lives of a group of Europeans prior to and after World War II. Monsieur begins the quincunx of novels with a …

19234. For a New Liberty

Murray Rothbard

For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto is a 1973 book by American economist and historian Murray Rothbard. The work, which promotes anarcho-capitalism, has been credited as an influence on the New Right.

19235. The Mimic Men

V.S. Naipaul

The Mimic Men is a novel by V. S. Naipaul first published by Andre Deutsch in the UK in 1967.

19236. Five Get into a Fix

Enid Blyton

Five Get into a Fix is a children's novel written by Enid Blyton and published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1958. It is the seventeenth book in the Famous Five series.

19238. The Ramsay scallop

Frances Temple

The Ramsay Scallop is a young adult historical romance written by Frances Temple. It is set around 1300, and involves a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James of Compostella. The novel was first published in 1994.

19239. The Third Eye

Lobsang Rampa

The Third Eye is a book published by Secker & Warburg in November 1956. It was originally claimed that the book was written by a Tibetan monk named Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. On investigation the author was found to be a British plumber named Cyril Henry Hoskin, who claimed that …

19240. Tiberius

Allan Massie

Tiberius is a 1991 historical novel by Scottish writer Allan Massie, about the Roman Emperor Tiberius. It is the second in the series of novels Massie wrote about the early Roman Emperors.

19241. The Judas Window

Carter Dickson

The Judas Window is a famous locked room mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, writing under the name of Carter Dickson, published in 1938 and featuring detective Sir Henry Merrivale. In a poll of 17 mystery writers and reviewers, this novel was voted as the …

19243. Celestial Matters

Richard Garfinkle

Celestial Matters is a science fantasy novel, set in an alternate universe with different laws of physics, written by Richard Garfinkle and published by Tor Books in 1996. It is a work of alternate history and meticulously elaborated "alternate science", as the physics of this …

19244. The Star Diaries

Stanisław Lem

Dzienniki gwiazdowe is a 1957 collection of short stories by Polish writer Stanisław Lem, expanded in 1971 around the character of space traveller Ijon Tichy. The collection was published in English in two volumes, The Star Diaries and Memoirs of a Space Traveller.

19245. Chinese Takeout

Arthur Nersesian

Chinese Takeout is a novel written by American author, playwright and poet, Arthur Nersesian. The novel was dedicated "To the memory of Tom Reiss, teacher, artist, friend". It was released in 2003, by HarperCollins Publishers, to generally positive reviews.

19247. No Coins, Please

Gordon Korman

No Coins, Please is a 1984 young adult book by Gordon Korman.

19248. The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by English writer Fergus Hume. The book was first published in Australia in 1886. Set in Melbourne, the story focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration …

19249. The Whitby Witches

Robin Jarvis

The Whitby Witches is the first book in The Whitby Witches series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1991.

19250. A Fable

William Faulkner

A Fable is a 1954 novel written by the American author William Faulkner. He spent more than a decade and tremendous effort on it, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, but critical reviews were mixed and …

19251. An Essay on the Principle of Population

Thomas K. Malthus

The book An Essay on the Principle of Population was first published in 1798 under the alias Joseph Johnson, but the author was soon identified as Thomas Robert Malthus. While it was not the first book on population, it has been acknowledged as the most influential work of its …

19252. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams. The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams' radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in …

19253. On the Shoulders of Giants

Stephen Hawking

On the Shoulders of Giants is a compilation of scientific texts edited and with commentary by the British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The book was published by Running Press in 2002. The book includes texts written by Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, …

19254. Right Where You Are Sitting Now

Robert Anton Wilson

Right Where You Are Sitting Now, fully titled Right Where You Are Sitting Now: Further Tales of the Illuminati, is a book of philosophical writings written by Robert Anton Wilson and first published in 1982 by Ronin Publishing. Dedicated to William S. Burroughs and Philip K. …

19258. Between the Rivers

Harry Turtledove

Between the Rivers is a fantasy novel by Harry Turtledove. The book centers on a fantasy realm that is analogous to ancient Mesopotamia based on the myths and legends of Sumer and Babylon.

19259. The Celestine Prophecy

James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield, that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern Traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual …

19261. Orbital Resonance

John Barnes

Orbital Resonance is a science fiction novel by John Barnes. It is the first of four books comprising the Century Next Door series, followed by Kaleidoscope Century, Candle, The Sky So Big and Black. Orbital Resonance was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1991.

19262. Youth

Joseph Conrad

"Youth" is an autobiographical short story by Joseph Conrad. Written in 1898, it was first published in Blackwood's Magazine, and included as the first story in the 1902 volume Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories. This volume also includes Heart of Darkness and The End of …

19263. Hello America

J. G. Ballard

Hello America is a science fiction novel by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1981. The plot follows an expedition to a North America rendered uninhabitable by an ecological disaster.

19264. Twilight

Stephenie Meyer

Twilight Saga Book 1 - 3

19265. The Bridge at Andau

James A. Michener

The Bridge at Andau is a 1957 nonfiction book by James Michener chronicling the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Michener was living in Austria in the 1950s. He was at the border of Austria and Hungary during the period in which a significant wave of refugees fled Hungary. The book …

19266. Sources of the Self

Charles Taylor

Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity is a work of philosophy by Charles Taylor, published in 1989 by Harvard University Press. It is an attempt to articulate and to write a history of the "modern identity".

19267. War and Remembrance

Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance is a novel by Herman Wouk, published in October 1978, which is the sequel to The Winds of War. It continues the story of the extended Henry family and the Jastrow family starting on 15 December 1941 and ending on 6 August 1945. This novel was adapted into the …

19268. Juneteenth

Ralph Ellison

Juneteenth is Ralph Ellison's second novel, published posthumously in 1999 as a 368-page condensation of over 2000 pages written by him over a period of forty years. It was originally written without any real organization, and Ellison's longtime friend, biographer and critic …

19270. Cargo of Eagles

Margery Allingham

Cargo of Eagles is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1968, in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, London. It was incomplete at her death in 1966 and completed by her husband Philip Youngman Carter. It is the nineteenth novel in the Albert Campion …

19271. Triple Jeopardy

Rex Stout

Triple Jeopardy is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1952. Itself collected in the omnibus volume Kings Full of Aces, the book comprises three stories that first appeared in The American Magazine: "Home to Roost" "The …

19272. Loading mercury with a pitchfork

Richard Brautigan

Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork is Richard Brautigan's ninth poetry publication. Published in 1976, the book includes 127 poems. The four line title poem discusses the effort and interest in undertaking an obviously impossible task, such as loading the liquid metal Mercury …

19274. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

19275. Odd John

Olaf Stapledon

Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest is a 1935 science fiction novel by the British author Olaf Stapledon. The novel explores the theme of the Übermensch in the character of John Wainwright, whose supernormal human mentality inevitably leads to conflict with normal human …

19277. 1985

Anthony Burgess

1985 is a novel by English writer Anthony Burgess. Originally published in 1978, it was inspired by, and was intended as a tribute to, George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

19278. The Double Jinx Mystery

Carolyn Keene

The Double Jinx Mystery is the fiftieth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1973 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. This volume details the story of a family zoo and aviary, …

19279. The Thieves of Ostia

Caroline Lawrence

The Thieves of Ostia is a 2001 historical novel for children written by Caroline Lawrence, the first book in The Roman Mysteries series. It is set in Ostia Antica, the harbour of ancient Rome, in the last month of the reign of emperor Vespasian.

19280. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

R. L. Stine

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp is the fourteenth book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. The story follows Grady Tucker, who moves into a new house with his parents next to the Fever Swamp. After a swamp deer is …

19281. The Risen Empire

Scott Westerfeld

The Risen Empire is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld.

19282. 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 …

19283. The Dream Spheres

Elaine Cunningham

The Dream Spheres is a book published in 1999 that was written by Elaine Cunningham.

19284. The Celestine Prophecy

James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield, that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern Traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual …

19285. The Overloaded Ark

Gerald Durrell

The Overloaded Ark, first published in 1953, is the debut book by British naturalist Gerald Durrell. It is the chronicle of a six months collecting trip to the West African colony of British Cameroon - now Cameroon - - that Durrell made with the highly regarded aviculturist and …

19286. Marilyn, a biography

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer's 1973 biography of Marilyn Monroe was a large-format book of glamor photographs of Monroe for which Mailer supplied the text. Originally hired to write an introduction by Lawrence Schiller, who put the book package together, Mailer expanded the introduction into a …

19290. Hachiko Waits

Lesl?a Newman

Hachiko Waits is a children's book, written by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Machiyo Kodaira. It uses the true story of Hachikō the Akita dog from Japan and adds Yasuo, a young boy, to the story. It won several awards.

19291. Nick's Trip

George Pelecanos

Nick's Trip is a 1993 crime novel from author George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington D.C. and focuses on bartender Nick Stefanos as he investigates the disappearance of an old friend's wife and the murder of another friend. It is the second of several Pelecanos novels to …

19292. Madeleine's Ghost

Robert Girardi

Madeleine's Ghost is a well-regarded first mystery novel by Robert Girardi.

19293. Merlin Effect

T. A. Barron

The Merlin Effect is the third book in The Adventure of Kate trilogy by T. A. Barron. It was preceded by Heartlight and The Ancient One. The hardcover version of this book was published by Ace Books in 2004.

19294. Immediate Family

Sally Mann

First published in 1992, Immediate Family has been lauded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time, and among the most influential. Taken against the Arcadian backdrop of her woodland summer home in Virginia, Sally Mann's extraordinary, intimate photographs …

19295. Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love is a memoir by rock musician and actress Courtney Love. The book, published by Faber & Faber and released in October 2006, contains journal entries, letters, poetry, handwritten song lyrics, artwork, collages, school and juvenile …

19296. The skull of truth

Bruce Coville

The skull of truth is a book published in 1997 that was written by Bruce Coville.

19297. The Sky Phantom

Carolyn Keene

The Sky Phantom is the fifty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1976 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

19300. Yvgenie

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Yvgenie is a fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was first published in October 1991 in the United States in a hardcover edition by Ballantine Books under its Del Rey Books imprint. Yvgenie is book three of Cherryh's three-book Russian …

19301. Murder Ink

Dilys Winn

Murder Ink is a book written by Dilys Winn.

19302. October the First Is Too Late

Fred Hoyle

October the First is Too Late is a science fiction novel by astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. It was first published in 1966. The novel describes an extraordinary temporary phase through which the world passes, eventually presenting a civilization of the distant future and history …

19303. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

James R. Hansen

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong is the official biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. It was written by James R. Hansen and published in 2005 by Simon & Schuster.

19304. Take Back Plenty

Colin Greenland

Take Back Plenty, is a novel by Colin Greenland and is the winner of both major British science fiction awards, the 1990 British SF Association award and the 1991 Arthur C. Clarke Award, as well as being a nominee for the 1992 Philip K. Dick Award for the best original paperback …

19305. Who Stole Feminism?

Christina Hoff Sommers

Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women is a 1994 book by Christina Hoff Sommers, a writer who was at that time a philosophy professor at Clark University. It received wide attention for its attack on American feminism, and it was given highly polarized reviews divided …

19306. Noblesse Oblige

Nancy Mitford

Noblesse Oblige: An Enquiry Into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy is a book that purports to be edited by Nancy Mitford, illustrated by Osbert Lancaster, caricaturist of English manners, and published by Hamish Hamilton. The anthology comprises four …

19307. The Hundred Brothers

Donald Antrim

The Hundred Brothers is a 1997 novel by American author Donald Antrim. The substance of the novel consists of the nocturnal reunion of one hundred brothers in the library of their ancestral home, as they attempt to locate and inter the ashes of their deceased father, an insane …

19308. The Dark Side of Nowhere

Neal Shusterman

Jason is having a bad day. The kind of day when you just don't feel like yourself. Only for Jason, it's not just a feeling. He really isn't himself.Not any more.Who is he? That's the problem. Jason isn't sure. And it's not just him. Everyone in town is acting weird. His friends. …

19309. Faces of Fear

John Saul

Faces of Fear is a thriller horror novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on August 12, 2008. The novel follows the story of teenage Alison Shaw, who finds a shocking background behind her mother's new husband, who is a plastic surgeon.

19310. Today We Choose Faces

Roger Zelazny

Today We Choose Faces is a 1973 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. As originally constructed, Part 1 was an extensive flashback which followed Part 2, but the order of the sections was changed at the request of editor David Hartwell, who felt that the novel worked better in …

19311. Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology

James Patrick Kelly

Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology is an anthology of slipstream fiction, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, published in 2006 by Tachyon Publications.

19312. The Traveller in Black

John Brunner

The Traveller in Black is a collection of short stories, written in a fantasy vein, by John Brunner. The first edition, titled The Traveler in Black, had four stories and was issued in 1971 in the Ace Science Fiction Specials line. Some stories were rewritten for this book. …

19313. A mother and two daughters

Gail Godwin

A mother and two daughters is a book written by Gail Godwin.

19314. The Sea Hunters II

Clive Cussler

The Sea Hunters II: More True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks is a nonfiction work by adventure novelist Clive Cussler published in the United States in 2002. This work details the author's continuing search for famous shipwrecks with his nonprofit organization NUMA. There is …

19315. Growing Up Brady

Barry Williams

Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg is a 1992 autobiography written by actor Barry Williams with Chris Kreski. In Growing Up Brady, Williams discusses his childhood, the production of the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, his relationship with co-star Maureen McCormick, disputes …

19316. A General History of the Pyrates

Charles Johnson

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book published in Britain, containing biographies of contemporary pirates. Influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates, it is the prime source for the biographies of many well known …

19317. More Tales of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

More Tales of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimov, featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in October 1976, and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest …

19318. Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Willa Cather

Sapphira and the Slave Girl is Willa Cather's last novel, published in 1940. It is the story of Sapphira Dodderidge Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, who becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful young slave. The book balances an atmospheric portrait of …

19320. Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life

Philip José Farmer

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life is a biography by Philip José Farmer about pulp fiction hero Doc Savage. The book is written with the assumption that Doc Savage was a real person. Kenneth Robeson, the author of the Doc Savage novels, is portrayed as writing fictionalized …

19323. Five complete Hercule Poirot novels

Agatha Christie

A collection of Hercule Poirot mystery novels which includes Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, The ABC Murders, Cards on the Table, and Thirteen at Dinner

19324. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

James Marshall

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a book by James Marshall.

19325. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall

Carolyn Keene

The Ghost of Blackwood Hall is the twenty-fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1948 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

19326. The Thirteenth Pearl

Carolyn Keene

The Thirteenth Pearl is the fifty-sixth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1979 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Although other volumes follow this one, "The Thirteenth Pearl" …

19327. The Circus Is Coming

Noel Streatfeild

The Circus Is Coming is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild, about the working life of a travelling circus. It was first published in 1938 with illustrations by Steven Spurrier. For this novel, Streatfeild was awarded the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, …

19329. Skylark Three

E. E. "Doc" Smith

Skylark Three is a science fiction novel by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D., the second in his Skylark series. Originally serialized through the Amazing Stories magazine in 1930, it was first collected in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Press.

19330. Von Neumann's War

John Ringo

Von Neumann's War is a book published in 2006 that was written by John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor.

19331. Rally Cry

William R. Forstchen

Rally Cry is the first novel in William Forstchen's Lost Regiment series of science fiction novels. The book follows the Union Army's 35th Maine Volunteer Infantry and 44th New York Light Artillery as they board a transport ship, the Ogunquit, in City Point, Virginia on January …

19332. What Do You Say, Dear?

Sesyle Joslin

What Do You Say, Dear? is a book written by Sesyle Joslin and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

19333. The Color Kittens

Margaret Wise Brown

The Color Kittens is a children's book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen published in 1949.

19334. The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes and novella written by the United States author C. J. Cherryh between 1977 and 2004. It was first published by DAW Books in 2004. This collection includes the …

19335. Thursbitch

Alan Garner

Thursbitch is a novel by English writer Alan Garner, named after the valley in the Pennines of England where the action occurs. It was published in 2003.

19336. Fist Stick Knife Gun

Geoffrey Canada

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence is a memoir by Geoffrey Canada, an American social activist who is the current president and chief executive officer of Harlem Children's Zone. Beacon Press published the book on January 31, 1995. Publishers Weekly praised the …

19338. And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou

And Still I Rise is author Maya Angelou's third volume of poetry, published by Random House in 1978. It was published during one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career; she had written three autobiographies and published two other volumes of poetry up to that point. …

19339. The Smell of Apples

Mark Behr

The Smell of Apples is a 1993 debut novel by South African Mark Behr, also published in the same year in Afrikaans as Die Reuk van Appels. Mark Behr describes the Afrikaner mentality and in apartheid South Africa as seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy called Marnus, the …

19340. Put on By Cunning

Ruth Rendell

Put on by Cunning is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1981, and features her popular series protagonist Inspector Wexford. It is the 11th in the series. The title comes from a quotation from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act V Scene II: "How these …

19341. The Eagle in the Sand

Simon Scarrow

Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as, Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up …

19342. Running Blind

Desmond Bagley

Running Blind is a first person narrative espionage thriller novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1970 with a cover by Norman Weaver.

19343. A March to Madness

John Feinstein

A March to Madness: A View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference is a book written by John Feinstein. It was written about the 1996-97 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball season, chronicling each ACC school's team's season, from the first practice, to the Big Dance. …

19344. Blues people

Amiri Baraka

Blues People is a seminal study of Afro-American music by Amiri Baraka, who published it as LeRoi Jones in 1963. In Blues People Baraka explores the possibility that the history of black Americans can be traced through the evolution of their music. It is considered a classic …

19345. Drinking Sapphire Wine

Tanith Lee

Drinking Sapphire Wine is a book published in 1977 that was written by Tanith Lee.

19347. The Bang-Bang Club

Greg Marinovich

The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War is an autobiographical styled text about the Bang-Bang Club, a group of four South African photographers active within the townships of South Africa during the apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994. In 2010, the …

19348. The Amazing Bone

William Steig

The Amazing Bone is a 32-page picture book by William Steig from 1976. It was nominated for the Caldecott Medal in 1977; however, Leo & Diane Dillon's Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions won, so The Amazing Bone only received the Caldecott Honor Award. It was the first of …

19349. Child of the Hunt

Christopher Golden

Child of the Hunt is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

19350. The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty

Buster Olney

Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty is a book written by ESPN sportswriter Buster Olney that chronicles the rise and fall of the New York Yankees' 1996-2001 dynasty against the backdrop of the franchise's loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. It also …

19352. Too Many Magicians

Randall Garrett

Too Many Magicians is a novel by Randall Garrett, an American science fiction author. One of several stories starring Lord Darcy, it was first serialized in Analog Science Fiction in 1966 and published in book form the same year by Doubleday. It was later gathered together with …

19353. Penrod

Booth Tarkington

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War I Midwestern United States, in a similar vein to The Adventures of Tom …

19354. The Second Book of Swords

Fred Saberhagen

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

19355. Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas

Morgan Llywelyn

Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas is a historical fiction about Gráinne O'Malley, the so-called "Sea Queen of Connemara", by American-born Irish author Morgan Llywelyn.

19357. Child of the Northern Spring

Persia Woolley

Child of the Northern Spring is the first novel in Persia Woolley's Guinevere trilogy, about the Arthurian legend. The novel is written in first person perspective narrated by Guinevere in the form of a frame narrative.

19359. The Other Side of Dark

Joan Lowery Nixon

EDGAR AWARD WINNERFor fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Other Side of Dark from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Stacy wakes up in a hospital room, in a body she doesn’t recognize. Her mother is …

19360. Maze of Moonlight

Gael Baudino

Maze of Moonlight is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1993. It is the second in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Shroud of Shadow, and Strands of Sunlight.

19361. Sugar Rush

Julie Burchill

Sugar Rush is Julie Burchill's first novel aimed at teenagers, published in 2004. It charts the progress of Kim Lewis as she is forced to leave her posh high school and attend the infamous local comprehensive, Ravendene. This coincides with a fight with her best friend, Zoe …

19363. Freedom Summer

Deborah Wiles

Freedom Summer book written by Deborah Wiles and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. Originally published as a hardcover edition in 2001, the book is now available as a paperback from Simon & Schuster. There is also a 2010 book by Bruce Watson by the same name, but the Watson …

19365. Mission to America

Walter Kirn

Mission to America is a novel by American novelist Walter Kirn. The novel is narrated by Mason LaVerle, a member of a tiny religious sect in rural Bluff, Montana, called the Aboriginal Fulfilled Apostles, whose complicated views involve a kind of highly incorporative theology …

19366. Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey

Ardath Mayhar

Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey is a book published in 1982 that was written by Ardath Mayhar.

19367. Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Stephen King

Stephen King Goes to the Movies is a short story collection by Stephen King, released in paperback on January 20, 2009. It contains five previously collected pieces of short fiction that have been adapted to popular films, each with a short introduction by the author written …

19370. The Alchymist's Cat

Robin Jarvis

The Alchymist's Cat is the first book in The Deptford Histories series by Robin Jarvis. Published in 1994, the series presents a fantasy set in 1660s London. The Alchymist's Cat provides background material for Jarvis' earlier Deptford Mice series, showing the beginning of …

19371. A Bad Spell in Yurt

C. Dale Brittain

A Bad Spell In Yurt is a book by C. Dale Brittain that takes place in the fictional kingdom of Yurt where Daimbert, a wizard who has just graduated from the wizards' school, takes up his post as the new Royal Wizard. The book's story is continued in The Wood Nymph and The Cranky …

19372. The Gatekeepers

Jacques Steinberg

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College is a 2002 nonfiction book written by education reporter Jacques Steinberg that examines the inner workings of the admissions committee at Wesleyan University. The book expands upon a series of articles Steinberg …

19373. What They Always Tell Us

Martin Wilson

JAMES AND ALEX have barely anything in common anymore—least of all their experiences in high school, where James is a popular senior and Alex is suddenly an outcast. But at home, there is Henry, the precocious 10-year-old across the street, who eagerly befriends them both. And …

19374. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Henry Fielding

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. The novel is both a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel. First published on 28 February 1749 in London, Tom Jones is among the …

19375. Cautionary Tales for Children

Hilaire Belloc

Cautionary Tales for Children: Designed for the Admonition of Children between the ages of eight and fourteen years is a 1907 children's book written by Hilaire Belloc. It is a parody of the cautionary tales that were popular in the 19th century. The work is in the public domain …

19377. Operation Typhoon Shore

Joshua Mowll

Operation Typhoon Shore is the second novel in The Guild of Specialists trilogy following Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowll.

19378. A Midsummer Tempest

Poul Anderson

A Midsummer Tempest is an 1974 alternative history fantasy novel by Poul Anderson. In 1975, it was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Novel and won the Mythopoeic Award.

19379. Drift House: The First Voyage

Dale Peck

Drift House: The First Voyage is a 2005 children's novel written by Dale Peck. This was Peck's first children's book; he is best known as a polemicist reviewer, and adult novelist. In 2007 and 2008, Chicago Public Schools placed the novel on their recommended reading list for …

19380. Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & …

Jose Canseco

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big is a 2005 book by Jose Canseco and his personal account of steroid usage in Major League Baseball. The book is autobiographical, and it focuses on Canseco's days as a major leaguer, his marriages, his …

19381. Debatable Space

Philip Palmer

Debatable Space is a 2008 science fiction novel by novelist and screenwriter Philip Palmer. The book alternates between telling the story of the main character, Lena Smith, in the form of a diary and a first-person narrative of events which take place roughly 1000 years from the …

19382. Heart of a Samurai

Margi Preus

In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan's borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way. Manjiro, a …

19384. End Games

Michael Dibdin

End Games is a novel by Michael Dibdin. It is the 11th entry in the Aurelio Zen series, and also, given Dibdin's death in 2007, the last.

19385. Miles to Go

Miley Cyrus

Miles to Go is an autobiography by Miley Cyrus, co-written by Hilary Liftin and published by Disney Hyperion in March 2009. The memoir discusses Cyrus' relationship with her parents, her thoughts on the media, her love life, her future ambitions and milestones she still has to …

19387. My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up …

Christine King Farris

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a book.

19389. Wolf Island

Darren Shan

As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs Grady and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs."We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy …

19390. The Death-Defying Pepper Roux

Geraldine McGaughrean

The Death-Defying Pepper Roux is a 2010 book by British children's author Geraldine McCaughrean.

19391. Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

Brandon Mull

Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from …

19392. Kings of the North

Elizabeth Moon

Kings of the North is a book published in 2011 that was written by Elizabeth Moon.

19393. Vendetta

Fern Michaels

Vendetta is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the second book in the popular Aurelio Zen series. Zen has earned a return to the fold of actual police work, but now Officials in a high government ministry are desperate to finger someone—anyone—for the murder of an eccentric …

19394. Snowdrops

A.D. Miller

Snowdrops is a novel by A. D. Miller which was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

19395. The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star is a book written by Maureen Johnson.

19396. Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince is a novel written by Cassandra Clare. It is the second novel in the Infernal Devices trilogy. It is written through the perspective of the main character, Tessa Gray, who lives at the London Institute among Shadowhunters, a group of half-angel-half-human beings …

19397. Billion-Dollar Brain

Len Deighton

The classic spy thriller of lethal computer-age intrigue and a maniac’s private cold war, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The IPCRESS File.The fourth of Deighton’s novels to be narrated by the unnamed employee of WOOC(P) is the thrilling story of an …

19398. Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Macbeth /məkˈbɛθ/ is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The …

19399. The Priests of Psi

Frank Herbert

-There was a half-humorous saying in Investigation & Adjustment that senior field agents could be detected by the number of scars and medical patches they carried.- Lewis Orne is an operator in the I-A (Investigation and Adjustment Agency) of a galactic government. The I-A …

19400. Prater Violet

Don Bachardy

Originally published in 1945, Prater Violet is a stingingly satirical novel about the film industry. It centers around the production of the vacuous fictional melodrama Prater Violet, set in nineteenth-century Vienna, providing ironic counterpoint to tragic events as Hitler …



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