The most popular books in English
from 19401 to 19600

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.

19401. No Coins, Please

Gordon Korman

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

19402. 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 …

19403. 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 …

19405. 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 …

19406. 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.

19407. 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.

19411. 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.

19412. 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 …

19414. 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 …

19415. 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 …

19418. 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 …

19419. Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey

Ardath Mayhar

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

19421. 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 …

19426. 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, …

19428. 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. …

19429. 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 …

19430. 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 …

19431. 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 …

19432. 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.

19433. 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.

19434. 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.

19436. 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 …

19437. 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 …

19438. 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 …

19440. 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 …

19441. 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 …

19442. 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. …

19443. 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 …

19446. 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.

19447. 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 …

19449. 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.

19450. 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 …

19452. The Death-Defying Pepper Roux

Geraldine McGaughrean

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

19454. 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 …

19455. 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 …

19456. 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 …

19457. Kings of the North

Elizabeth Moon

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

19458. 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".

19459. 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 …

19460. Snowdrops

A.D. Miller

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

19461. 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 …

19462. The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson

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

19463. 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 …

19464. 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 …

19466. 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 …

19467. 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 …

19469. 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.

19470. 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, …

19471. 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, …

19472. Kenilworth

Walter Scott

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

19473. 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 …

19474. The Dream Spheres

Elaine Cunningham

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

19475. 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 …

19476. 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 …

19480. 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.

19481. 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 …

19483. 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.

19484. 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 …

19486. 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 …

19487. The skull of truth

Bruce Coville

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

19488. 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.

19490. 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 …

19491. 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 …

19493. 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 …

19494. 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.

19495. 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.

19496. 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 …

19497. 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 …

19498. 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.

19499. 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 …

19500. 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.

19501. A mother and two daughters

Gail Godwin

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

19502. 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 …

19503. 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 …

19505. 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.

19506. 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 …

19507. 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 …

19508. 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.

19509. 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

19510. 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.

19511. 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.

19512. 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 …

19513. 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.

19514. 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 …

19515. 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.

19516. 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 …

19517. What Do You Say, Dear?

Sesyle Joslin

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

19518. 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 …

19519. 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 …

19520. 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 …

19521. 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.

19522. 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.

19523. 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. …

19524. 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 …

19525. 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 …

19526. 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 …

19527. 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.

19528. 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. …

19529. 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 …

19531. Drinking Sapphire Wine

Tanith Lee

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

19534. The Pleasures of the Damned

Charles Bukowski

To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has …

19535. 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 …

19536. Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting …

19537. My Name Is Aram

William Saroyan

My Name is Aram is a book of short stories by William Saroyan first published in 1940. The stories detail the exploits of Aram Garoghlanian, a boy of Armenian descent growing up in Fresno, California, and the various members of his large family.

19538. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen.

19540. The Eye of the Storm

Patrick White

The Eye of the Storm is the ninth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White. It tells the story of Elizabeth Hunter, the powerful matriarch of her family, who still maintains a destructive iron grip on those who come to farewell her in …

19541. Arc d'X

Steve Erickson

Arc d'X, by Steve Erickson, is an Avantpop novel. Upon publication in 1993 it received wide attention from other novelists such as Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and William Gibson, and it has been translated into Italian, Japanese and other languages.

19542. The Gates of Creation

Philip José Farmer

The Gates of Creation is a book published in 1966 that was written by Philip José Farmer.

19543. Apt Pupil

Stephen King

Apt Pupil is a novella by Stephen King, originally published in the 1982 novella collection Different Seasons, subtitled "Summer of Corruption".

19544. Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. …

William S. Burroughs

Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs is a collection of diary entries made by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs between November 16, 1996 and July 30, 1997, only a few days before his death on August 2 at the age of 83. The collection was first …

19545. Destination: Universe!

A. E. van Vogt

Destination: Universe! is the second collection of science fiction short stories by A. E. van Vogt, published in hardcover by Pellegrini & Cudahy in 1952, and repeatedly reprinted in paperback, by three different publishers, over the next 25 years. The first British edition …

19546. Stop-Time

Frank Conroy

Stop-Time, published in 1967, is a memoir by American author Frank Conroy, and tells the story of his poor childhood and early adulthood, growing up in New York City and Florida. Focusing on a series of moments from his life, the book combines traditional fictional devices such …

19547. Earth Made of Glass

John Barnes

Earth Made of Glass is a science fiction novel, the second book of the Thousand Cultures series, by John Barnes whose story is told from the perspective of a middle-aged special agent named Giraut. Earth Made of Glass examines religious extremism when two different cultures are …

19549. Red Dragon

Thomas Harris

Red Dragon is a novel by American author Thomas Harris, first published in 1981. It introduced the character Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. The novel was adapted as a film, Manhunter, in 1986 which featured Brian Cox as Lecter. …

19550. Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars

Daniel Pinkwater

Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars is a novel by Daniel Pinkwater, published in 1979.

19551. The education of H * Y * M * A * N K * A * P * L * A …

Leo Rosten

The education of H * Y * M * A * N K * A * P * L * A * N is a book written by Leo Rosten.

19552. Dwellers in the Crucible

Margaret Wander Bonanno

Dwellers in the Crucible is a 1985 Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Margaret Wander Bonanno. A bestseller, it was the author's breakout novel, retelling the central Star Trek story of the friendship between James T. Kirk and Spock through the experiences of two …

19553. The Mansion

William Faulkner

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

19554. Asimov's Chronology of the World

Isaac Asimov

This book by Isaac Asimov explains in chronological order important events that happened in our world from the Big Bang until the end of World War II. Each chapter covers a certain time period. The chapter is then broken down into headings for each important empire or country of …

19555. Chase

Dean Koontz

Chase is Dean Koontz's first hardcover novel, originally written under the name K. R. Dwyer and released in 1972, it was revised and reissued in 1995 within Strange Highways.

19556. Heroes

Robert Cormier

Heroes is a 1998 novel written by Robert Cormier. The novel is centred on the character Francis Cassavant, who has just returned to his childhood home of Frenchtown, Monument, from serving in the Second World War in France and has severe deformities as a result of an incident …

19557. The Dragon Knight

Gordon R. Dickson

The Dragon Knight is the second book of Gordon R. Dickson's Dragon Knight series. The novel begins five months after the battle at Loathly Tower which took place in The Dragon and The George.

19558. The Big Bounce

Elmore Leonard

The Big Bounce is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard, who started offering the story to publishers and film producers in the fall of 1966. However, no one would take it. It went unpublished until 1969, when it was adapted into a film version in 1969, directed by Alex March …

19559. Mind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka, the Fiction of …

Harlan Ellison

Mind Fields was originally conceived as a collection of Jacek Yerka's paintings, but when Harlan Ellison was approached to write the introduction, he was so overcome that instead he penned a short story for each piece. The result of this synergistic melding of talents, Mind …

19560. The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in …

Eamon Duffy

The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village is a book written by Eamon Duffy published in 2001.

19561. The Canary Trainer

Nicholas Meyer

The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson is a 1993 Sherlock Holmes pastiche by Nicholas Meyer. Like The Seven Percent Solution and The West End Horror, The Canary Trainer was published as a "lost manuscript" of the late Dr. John H. Watson. In "The Adventure of …

19562. Jack, Knave and Fool

Bruce Alexander Cook

Jack, Knave and Fool is the fifth historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

19563. The Healer's War

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

The Healer's War is a 1988 science fiction novel by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. It won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1989. Although perhaps best known for her lightly humorous fantasies and collaborations with Anne McCaffrey on the Petaybee series and the Acorna series, …

19564. The Boston Strangler

Gerald Frank

The Boston Strangler is a book written by Gerold Frank.

19565. Eye of the Storm

V. C. Andrews

Eye of the Storm is a book published in 2000 that was written by Andrew Neiderman.

19566. God on the Rocks

Jane Gardam

God on the Rocks is a novel written by Jane Gardam and published in 1978.

19567. Infernal Devices: A Mad Victorian Fantasy

K. W. Jeter

Infernal Devices is a steampunk novel by K. W. Jeter, published in 1987. The novel was republished in 2011 by Angry Robot Books with a new introduction by the author, cover art by John Coulthart, and an afterword by Jeff VanderMeer.

19568. World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred

Keith DeCandido

World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred is a book published in 2006 that was written by Keith DeCandido.

19569. The Mercenary

Jerry Pournelle

The Mercenary is a book published in 1972 that was written by Jerry Pournelle.

19570. Elvissey

Jack Womack

Elvissey is a Jack Womack science fiction novel, one of his Dryco series, set in a dystopian 2033 CE. This fictional universe is dominated by Dryco, a Machiavellian multinational corporation which pursues its plans for global domination of its world, amidst runaway climate …

19571. The House of Arden

E. Nesbit

Two siblings, Elfrida and Edred Arden, have recently become poor. However, the siblings inherit a ruined castle previously owned by a baron, and together they explore the depths of its mystery, hoping to find a treasure that will restore the castle and turn their luck around. …

19572. Ranks of Bronze

David Drake

Ranks of Bronze is a science fiction novel by David Drake.

19573. Talking to Strange Men

Ruth Rendell

Talking to Strange Men is a 1987 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell.

19575. Cue for Treason

Geoffrey Trease

Cue for Treason is a children's historical novel written by Geoffrey Trease, and is his best-known work. The novel is set in Elizabethan England at the end of the 16th century. Two young runaways become boy actors, at first on the road and later in London, where they are …

19576. Hitler's daughter

Jackie French

Hitler's Daughter is a children's novel by Australian children's author Jackie French. It was first published in 1999, and is one of French's most critically acclaimed books.

19578. You Bright and Risen Angels

William T. Vollmann

You Bright and Risen Angels is a 1987 novel by William T. Vollmann, detailing a fictional war between insects and the forces of modern civilization. Vollmann described the book, his first, as "an allegory in part", inspired by his experiences with the mujahedeen in Afghanistan. …

19579. Gardens of the Sun

Paul J. McAuley

The Quiet War is over. The city states of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, founded by descendants of refugees from Earth’s repressive regimes, the Outers, have fallen to the Three Powers Alliance of Greater Brazil, the European Union, and the Pacific Community. A century of …

19580. Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest

Gerald McDermott

Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest is a 1993 children's picture book told and illustrated by Gerald McDermott using a totemic art style. Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Northwest is the tale of a shape-changing Raven using his abilities to steal the light and …

19582. Checkers

John Marsden

Checkers is a young adult novel by Australian author John Marsden. It was published in 1996 and 1998 by Houghton Mifflin and in 2000 by Laurel Leaf. It is Marsden's twelfth book.

19583. The Living Reed

Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed is an historical novel by Pearl S. Buck in which life in Korea, from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, is described through the viewpoints and lives of several members of four generations of a prominent aristocratic …

19584. The Coming Storm

Paul Elliott Russell

The Coming Storm is a 1999 novel by Paul Russell. The Coming Storm is set on the campus of a boys' University-preparatory school in upstate New York. Tracy Parker, a 25-year-old, is hired as an English teacher by the headmaster Louis Tremper. Tracy has a sexual relationship with …

19585. Mitch and Amy

Beverly Cleary

Mitch and Amy is a children's novel by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by George Porter. The story follows the escapades of the fraternal Huff twins, Mitch and Amy, in Berkeley, California. Although the book was written in the late 1960s, the book stays true to Cleary's penchant for …

19586. Guns, Germs, and Steel

Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a 1997 transdisciplinary nonfiction book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1998, it won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the Aventis Prize …

19587. Reunion

Alan Dean Foster

Reunion is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the seventh chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

19588. The Blood Confession

Alisa M. Libby

Drawn from the true story of a seventeenth-century countess who bathed herself in human blood to preserve her looks forever, this chilling novel, combining gothic horror and romance, follows beautiful Erzebet, as she tells the story of her life while waiting to be sentenced for …

19589. Fall of Thanes

Brian Ruckley

Third and concluding book in Brian Ruckley's The Godless World fantasy series.

19590. The Mirrored Heavens

David J. Williams

The Mirrored Heavens is a science fiction novel by David J. Williams. This is the author's debut novel, and the first volume in his Autumn Rain trilogy, which continues with The Burning Skies and The Machinery Of Light. The story begins in the year 2110 where global political …

19593. Dragon Moon

Carole Wilkinson

Dragon Moon is a children's fantasy novel by Carole Wilkinson, first published in 2007. It is the third book of the Dragonkeeper series. The books before it are Dragonkeeper and Garden of the Purple Dragon. The trilogy, based in ancient China, during the Han Dynasty, has won …

19594. Honor Thyself

Danielle Steel

Honor Thyself is a novel written by Danielle Steel and published by Random House in February 2008. The book is Steel's 74th best-selling novel.

19595. The Dare Game

Jacqueline Wilson

The Dare Game is a children's novel written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, first published in 2000. It is a sequel to the best-selling The Story of Tracy Beaker.

19596. The Tide Knot

Helen Dunmore

The Tide Knot is a children's novel by English writer Helen Dunmore, published in 2006 and the second of the Ingo tetralogy. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

19597. Brigands M.C.

Robert Muchamore

Brigands M.C. is the eleventh novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. It was released on 4 October 2008. A blue-cover edition of which only 8,499 copies were made was also produced. The special editions were only sold in W.H.Smith in the United Kingdom. Of developing the …

19598. Silent Honor

Danielle Steel

Silent Honor is a novel written by Danielle Steel, published in 1996. The plot follows Hiroko, an eighteen-year-old who leaves Japan to live with her uncle in California, United States, after making a difficult decision based on her needs and her mother's beliefs. However, when …

19599. The Affair

Lee Child

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at …

19600. The Gold-Bug

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Gold-Bug" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the plot follows William Legrand, who was recently bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant, Jupiter, fears Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand's friend, an unnamed narrator, …



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