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.

20601. A Many-Splendoured Thing

Han Suyin

A Many-Splendoured Thing is a novel by Han Suyin. It was made into the 1955 film Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, which also inspired a famous song. In her autobiographical work, My House Has Two Doors, she evinced no interest in even watching the film in Singapore, where it ran …

20602. Finding Myself

Toby Litt

Dear Friend, How would you like to come - this August - and stay, completely free, in a lovely seaside house I've rented? Good food and plenty of alcohol will also be provided, gratis. But (you knew there'd be a but) afterwards you must allow me to write up the events of the …

20603. Collected stories

Paul Bowles

Short stories by an American expatriate deal with life in Morocco and Central America and focus on the themes of transference of personal identity, natural landscapes, and the perception of civilization by an outsider

20604. Keeper

Mal Peet

Keeper is a sports novel for young adults by Mal Peet, published by Walker Books in 2003. It was Peet's first novel and the first of three football stories featuring South American sports journalist Paul Faustino. Cast as an interview with Faustino, the world's best goalkeeper, …

20605. The Catalogue of the Universe

Margaret Mahy

The Catalogue of the Universe is a romance novel for young adults by the New Zealand writer Margaret Mahy, first published by J. M. Dent in 1985. The book follows the evolving relationship between two teenagers: nerdy intellectual Tycho Potter and high school princess Angela …

20606. The Inferior

Peadar O'Guilin

The Inferior is a 2007 novel by Peadar Ó Guilín. It begins as a fantasy novel, then develops characteristics generally attributed to science fiction novels. The book has been marketed as YA fiction.

20608. John Macnab

John Buchan

John Macnab is a novel by John Buchan, published in 1925.

20610. Enterprise Integration Patterns

Gregor Hohpe

Enterprise Integration Patterns is a book by Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf and describes 65 design patterns for the use of enterprise application integration and message-oriented middleware in the form of a pattern language.

20612. Theory of War

Joan Brady

Theory of War is a 1992 novel by American-British writer Joan Brady. It took her ten years to write but was rejected by her US agent. It was then published by UK publisher Andre Deutsch to 'rapturous reviews' It has been compared to the writing of John Steinbeck, Jack London and …

20616. Staring at the sun : overcoming the terror of death

Irvin D. Yalom

Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death …

20617. Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

Donald Antrim

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World is a 1993 novel by American author Donald Antrim. It is Antrim's first published novel. The novel depicts the grisly, and occasionally surreal misadventures of a downsized schoolteacher, Pete Robinsion, in a vaguely post-apocalyptic America.

20622. Far to Go

Alison Pick

Far to Go is a novel written by Alison Pick.

20623. Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National …

Samuel P. Huntington

Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity is a treatise by political scientist and historian Samuel P. Huntington. The book attempts to understand the nature of American identity and the challenges it will face in the future.

20624. Onitsha

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Onitsha is a novel by French Nobel laureate writer J. M. G. Le Clézio. It was originally published in French in 1991 and an English translation was released in 1997.

20625. Half a Crown

Jo Walton

Half a Crown is a science fiction novel written by Jo Walton published by Tor Books in September 2008. The first "Small Change" novel, Farthing, was released in August 2006. The second novel in the trilogy, Ha'penny, was released in October 2007.

20627. The Invisible Woman

Claire Tomalin

The Invisible Woman: The story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a book written by Claire Tomalin.

20628. Losing Battles

Eudora Welty

Losing Battles is a book written by Eudora Welty.

20629. The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky

Ken Dornstein

The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky is a 2006 memoir by Ken Dornstein about his older brother David Dornstein, who was killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing on December 21, 1988. David had dreamed of becoming a great writer, but died at the age of 25 without having published anything. …

20630. Alice Adams

Booth Tarkington

Alice Adams is a 1921 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. It was adapted as a film in 1923 by Rowland V. Lee and, more famously, in 1935 by George Stevens. The narrative centers on the character of a young woman, Alice Adams, who aspires to climb the social ladder …

20632. The Dig

John Preston

The Dig is a novel by John Preston, published May 2007, set in the context of the 1939 Anglo-Saxon ship burial excavation at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England. The novel has been widely reviewed as ‘an account of the excavation at Sutton Hoo in 1939’. The sleevenote advertises it as …

20633. Dead Man's Hand

George Martin

Dead Man's Hand is the seventh volume in the Wild Cards shared universe series edited by George R. R. Martin. Like the previous volume in the series, this volume uses the format of a mosaic novel, where several writers write individual storylines which were then edited together …

20634. Truth and Bright Water

Thomas King

Truth and Bright Water is a coming-of-age novel by Thomas King set in the Canadian Prairies on the U.S./Canadian border. The novel embeds a number of magical features within painstakingly realist prose, showing its affiliation with Magic realism.

20636. The Financial Expert

R. K. Narayan

The Financial Expert is a 1952 novel by R. K. Narayan. It takes place, as do many other novels and short stories by this author, in the town of Malgudi. The central character in this book is the financial expert Margayya, who offers advice to his fellow townspeople from under …

20637. A Cold Case

Philip Gourevitch

A Cold Case is a 2002 novel by Philip Gourevitch. A film adaptation of the novel starring Tom Hanks was attempted, but the project did not enter production.

20638. Wall Jumper

Peter Schneider

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic cityIt isn't Europe's most beautiful city or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its museums do not hold more treasures than those in …

20639. The Tenants of Moonbloom

Edward Lewis Wallant

The Tenants of Moonbloom is a novel by the Jewish American writer Edward Lewis Wallant. Wallant died of an aneurysm aged 36 with only two books published - The Human Season and The Pawnbroker. The Tenants of Moonbloom was published posthumously.

20641. Writings and Drawings

Bob Dylan

Writings and Drawings is a collection of lyrics and personal drawings from Bob Dylan. It was published in 1973 and is currently out-of-print. The book contained Dylan's lyrics from 1962's Bob Dylan to selections from 1971's Greatest Hits, Volume 2. Also included are poems and …

20644. The Final Programme

Michael Moorcock

The Final Programme is a novel by British science fiction and fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. Written in 1965 as the underground culture was beginning to emerge, it was not published for several years. Moorcock has stated that publishers at the time considered it was "too …

20646. A Stone for Danny Fisher

Harold Robbins

A Stone For Danny Fisher is a serious early novel by Harold Robbins that looks at the effect of the Great Depression on a lower-middle class Jewish family. Written in 1952, it is set in the period up to 1944.

20647. Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography

Andrew Morton

Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography is a biography of actor Tom Cruise, written by Andrew Morton. The book was published in the United States in hardcover format on January 15, 2008 by St. Martin's Press, with a first printing of 400,000 copies, and an audio format on five CDs …

20648. Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing

Benjamin Nugent

Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing is a biography of musician Elliott Smith by Benjamin Nugent. It was published by Da Capo Press on October 30, 2004, just past the one-year anniversary of Smith's death. The book contains interviews with two of the musician's producers, Rob …

20649. The Lady of the Lake

Walter Scott

The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick …

20651. The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of …

Adam Tooze

The Wages of Destruction is a non-fiction book detailing the economic history of Nazi Germany. Written by Adam Tooze, it was first published by Allen Lane in 2006. The Wages of Destruction won the Wolfson History Prize and the 2007 Longman/History Today Book of the Year Prize. …

20652. The Trail of Cthulhu

August Derleth

The Trail of Cthulhu is a series of interconnected short stories written by August Derleth as part of the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction. The stories chronicle the struggles of Laban Shrewsbury and his companions against the Great Old Ones, particularly Cthulhu. The …

20653. The John Varley Reader

John Varley

The John Varley Reader is a representative collection of 18 of the science fiction short stories by John Varley, first published in paperback in September 2004. It features 5 new stories. Each story is preceded by an autobiographical introduction; until this book Varley had …

20654. Ascendance

R. A. Salvatore

Ascendance is the first novel in the second DemonWars Saga trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. The book is also the fifth out of seven books in the combined DemonWars Saga.

20655. Tom Sawyer, Detective

Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a prequel to Tom Sawyer Abroad. Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels …

20656. Hollywood Wives

Jackie Collins

Hollywood Wives is a 1983 novel by the British author Jackie Collins. It was her ninth novel, and her most successful, selling over 15 million copies. Hollywood Wives tells the stories of several women in Hollywood, ranging all the way from long-time talent agents and …

20657. The Simpsons Beyond Forever!: A Complete Guide to …

Matt Groening

The Simpsons Beyond Forever!: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family ...Still Continued is a book published in 2002 that was written by Matt Groening and edited by Jesse Leon McCann.

20658. Robert Kennedy and His Times

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Robert Kennedy and His Times is a book written by Arthur Schlesinger.

20659. Under a Velvet Cloak

Piers Anthony

Under a Velvet Cloak is a fantasy novel by Piers Anthony. It is the last of eight books in the Incarnations of Immortality series. It follows the adventures of the Incarnation of Night. Summary It is the year 500 AD. Kerena, a beautiful young girl living near King Arthur's …

20660. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

Joseph Campbell

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake by mythologist Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson is a work of literary criticism. The first major text to provide an in-depth analysis of Finnegans Wake, A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake is considered by many scholars to be a seminal work …

20661. The Antiquary

Walter Scott

The Antiquary is a novel by Sir Walter Scott about several characters including an antiquary: an amateur historian, archaeologist and collector of items of dubious antiquity. Although he is the eponymous character, he is not necessarily the hero, as many of the characters around …

20663. Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

Prelude to Space is a science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke in 1947. However, it was not until 1951 that the story first appeared in magazine format from World Editions Inc as number three in the series Galaxy Science Fiction. Sidgwick & Jackson published it in …

20664. The Rifles

William T. Vollmann

The Rifles is a 1994 novel by American writer William T. Vollmann. It is intended to be the sixth book in a planned seven-book cycle entitled Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes. As of 2012, however, only four of the seven have been published, The Rifles being the …

20666. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

20667. Mr. Potter

Jamaica Kincaid

Mr. Potter is a novel by Antiguan born writer Jamaica Kincaid. The book has twelve parts with no title and the author narrates how it is to be a girl that grew without having a father and how this fact reflected on her. Prose and poem are mixed in this memoir, so the genre is …

20668. Almuric

Robert E. Howard

Almuric is a science fiction novel by Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books. The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau …

20670. Fathers and Crows

William T. Vollmann

Fathers and Crows is a 1992 historical novel by the American author William T. Vollmann. It is the second book in a seven-book series called Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes. Fathers and Crows explores the encounters and conflicts between French Jesuit …

20673. The gilded age

Mark Twain

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. Although not one of Twain's best-known works, it has appeared in more …

20675. The Price of Murder

Bruce Alexander Cook

The Price of Murder is the tenth historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

20676. Strong as Death

Sharan Newman

Strong as death is a book published in 1996 that was written by Sharan Newman.

20677. Who Goes There?

John W. Campbell

Who Goes There? is a science fiction novella by John W. Campbell, Jr., written under the pen name Don A. Stuart. It was first published in the August 1938 Astounding Science-Fiction. In 1973 the story was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the finest …

20680. The rifle

Gary Paulsen

The Rifle is a 1995 novel by American writer Gary Paulsen. The novel is a work of historical fiction, written for a young adult audience. The story focuses on the history of a rifle crafted prior to the American Revolution, and on the lives of its various owners until the …

20681. Warrior Scarlet

Rosemary Sutcliff

Warrior Scarlet is a historical novel by Rosemary Sutcliff. It was first published by Oxford University Press and illustrated by Charles Keeping. It was soon published in the USA by Henry Z. Walck, New York, later in 1958.

20682. Incident at Hawk's Hill

Allan W. Eckert

Incident at Hawk's Hill is a Newbery Honor book by naturalist and writer Allan W. Eckert published in 1971. Supposedly based on a true event, it is an historical fiction novel centering on a six-year-old boy who gets lost on the Canadian prairie and survives thanks to a mother …

20683. The Garden of the Gods

Gerald Durrell

The Garden of the Gods is the third book in the autobiographical Corfu trilogy by naturalist and author, Gerald Durrell, following My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts, and Relatives.

20684. Come on in!

Charles Bukowski

Come on in! is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

20685. The Girl on the Boat

P. G. Wodehouse

The Girl on the Boat is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It first appeared in 1921 as a serial in the Woman's Home Companion in the United States under the title Three Men and a Maid. It was first published as a book in the United States on April 26, 1922, by George H. Doran, New …

20686. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, generally considered the eleventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from December 1927 through May 1928; it first appeared in …

20687. The Poorhouse Fair

John Updike

The Poorhouse Fair was the first novel by the American author John Updike. A second edition included an introduction by the author and was slightly revised.

20688. Betsey Brown

Ntozake Shange

Betsey Brown is an African-American literature novel by Ntozake Shange, published in 1985.

20690. For Marx (Radical Thinkers)

Louis Althusser

For Marx is a 1965 book by Louis Althusser, a leading theoretician of the French Communist Party. Althusser reinterprets the work of Karl Marx, proposing an epistemological break between the young Hegelian Marx, and the old Marx, the author of Capital. One of Althusser's chief …

20691. The Moon Pool

Abraham Merritt

The Moon Pool is a fantasy novel by Abraham Merritt. It originally appeared as two short stories in All-Story Weekly: "The Moon Pool" and its sequel, "Conquest of the Moon Pool". These were then reworked into a novel released in 1919. The protagonist, Dr. Goodwin, would later …

20692. Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a …

James B. Stewart

Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away with Murder is a book by James B. Stewart.

20693. The Further Adventures of The Joker

Martin H. Greenberg

The Further Adventures of The Joker is an English paperback anthology of short fiction stories about Batman's archenemy the Joker. The material was written by various authors, and the book was edited by Martin H. Greenberg. It was the follow-up to an earlier Batman anthology, …

20695. Goblins in the castle

Bruce Coville

Goblins in the Castle is a children's fantasy novel by American author Bruce Coville, first published in 1992 with illustrations by Katherine Coville. A sequel, Goblins on the Prowl, is due to be published in June 2015.

20696. Father Bear Comes Home

Else Holmelund Minarik

Father Bear Comes Home is a book published in 1959 that was written by Else Holmelund Minarik.

20697. The Essence of the Thing

Madeleine St John

The Essence of the Thing is a novel written by Madeleine St John.

20698. The Twilight of Atheism

Alister McGrath

The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World is a book by Christian theologian and apologist Alister McGrath which traces the perceived decline of secular thought over the last two centuries. McGrath states that the book is an expanded form of a …

20699. The Years of Extermination

Saul Friedländer

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 is the second volume of Saul Friedländer's history of Nazi Germany and the Jews. It describes the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews. The book presents a detailed …

20700. No Pretty Pictures

Anita Lobel

No Pretty Pictures is a book written by Anita Lobel.

20701. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

Chris Bradford

Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is a children's historical novel by Chris Bradford, published in 2008. It is the first in a series of action-adventure stories set in 17th century Japan following the exploits of an English boy, Jack Fletcher, as he strives to be the first …

20702. Zorgamazoo

Robert Paul Weston

Zorgamazoo is Canadian children's author Robert Paul Weston's first novel. The work is a fantasy adventure, written entirely in rhyming anapestic tetrameter. The story follows a young girl named Katrina Katrell, who runs away from home when her guardian threatens her with a …

20703. The Green Futures of Tycho

William Sleator

The Green Futures of Tycho is a 1981 science fiction novel for young audiences by William Sleator. The book explores the effect of excessive parent expectations on the future of their children.

20704. TiHKAL

Alexander Shulgin

TIHKAL: The Continuation is a 1997 book written by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin about a family of psychoactive drugs known as tryptamines. A sequel to PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story, TIHKAL is an acronym that stands for "Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved".

20705. Thousandstar

Piers Anthony

Thousandstar is the 4th book of the Cluster Series published in 1980 that was written by Piers Anthony.

20706. It's Perfectly Normal

Robie Harris

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health is a children's book about going through puberty. It is written by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley. Harris was prompted to write it when an editor asked her to write a children's book …

20707. Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

Peter Vronsky

A comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide—including information on America’s most prolific serial killers such as:“Co-ed Killer” Ed Kemper • The BTK Killer • “Highway Stalker” Henry Lee Lucas • Monte Ralph Rissell • “Shoe Fetish Slayer” Jerry …

20708. One For Sorrow

Christopher Barzak

One for Sorrow is a coming-of-age novel by the American writer Christopher Barzak. In 2014 it was adapted into the feature film Jamie Marks is Dead and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Carter Smith, the film's actors include Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Cameron …

20709. The Lost World

Michael Crichton

The Lost World is a techno thriller novel written by Michael Crichton and published in 1995 by Knopf. A paperback edition followed in 1996. It is a sequel to his earlier novel Jurassic Park. In 1997, both novels were re-published as a single book titled Michael Crichton's …

20710. National Lampoon's Doon

Ellis Weiner

National Lampoon's Doon is a parody of Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune, written by Ellis Weiner and published in 1984 by Pocket Books for National Lampoon. It was reprinted by Grafton Books in 1985. In 1988 William F. Touponce called the book "something of a …

20711. Science in Action

Bruno Latour

Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society is an influential book by Bruno Latour. The English edition was published in 1987 by Harvard University Press. It is written in a text-book style, and contains a full featured approach to the empirical …

20713. The Wettest County in the World

Matt Bondurant

Based on the true story of Matt Bondurant’s grandfather and two granduncles, The Wettest County in the World is a gripping tale of brotherhood, greed, and murder. The Bondurant Boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County, …

20714. Security Analysis

Benjamin Graham

Security Analysis is a book written by professors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd of Columbia Business School, which laid the intellectual foundation for what would later be called value investing.

20715. A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. …

Mary Rowlandson

Mary Rowlandson was a colonial American woman who was captured during an attack by Native Americans during King Philip's War and held ransom for 11 weeks. After being released, she wrote A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, also known as The …

20716. The Alchemist

Ben Jonson

The Alchemist is a comedy by English playwright Ben Jonson. First performed in 1610 by the King's Men, it is generally considered Jonson's best and most characteristic comedy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that it had one of the three most perfect plots in literature. The …

20717. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Amos Tutuola

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a novel by African writer Amos Tutuola from Nigeria published in 1954. It is presented as a collection of related - but not always sequential - narratives. The stories recount the fate of a small West African boy; after he and his elder brother …

20718. The Tears of the Singers

Melinda M. Snodgrass

The Tears of the Singers is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Melinda M. Snodgrass. It was her first and only Star Trek novel, which led to Snodgrass writing for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Writer Victor Milan was also involved in the initial discussion of …

20719. American Dreams: Lost and Found

Studs Terkel

American Dreams: Lost and Found is a book written by Studs Terkel.

20721. Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the …

Stephen Jay Gould

Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle is a 1987 history of geology by Stephen Jay Gould offering a historical account of the conceptualization of Deep Time and uniformitarianism using the works of Thomas Burnet, James Hutton, and Charles Lyell.

20722. Bang the Drum Slowly

Mark Harris

Bang the Drum Slowly is a novel by Mark Harris, first published in 1956 by Knopf. The novel is the second in a series of four novels written by Harris that chronicles the career of baseball player Henry W. Wiggen. Bang the Drum Slowly was a sequel to The Southpaw, with A Ticket …

20724. Portrait of Jennie

Robert Nathan

Portrait of Jennie is a novella written by Robert Nathan, first published in 1940. This story combines romance, fantasy, mystery, and the supernatural. The most successful of Nathan's books, it is considered a modern masterpiece of fantasy fiction. Judith Merril called Portrait …

20726. The Cosmic Landscape

Leonard Susskind

The Cosmic Landscape is a non-fiction popular science book on the anthropic principle and string theory landscape. It is written by theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind. The book was initially published by Little, Brown and Company on December 12, 2005.

20728. The False Mirror

Alan Dean Foster

The False Mirror is a book published in 1992 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

20729. Tatham Mound

Piers Anthony

Tatham Mound is a 1991 fantasy-historical novel written by Piers Anthony. The story tells of Throat Shot, a member of the Floridian Toco tribe, and his quest to prevent an unknown danger from harming his people. The story was inspired by finds at Tatham Mound, located near the …

20731. Fossil Hunter

Robert J. Sawyer

Fossil Hunter is a novel written by Canadian science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer. The sequel to Far-Seer, it is the second book of the Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy. The book depicts an Earth-like world on a moon which orbits a gas giant, inhabited by a species of highly …

20733. White Sister

Stephen J. Cannell

White Sister is a 2006 detective novel by American crime author Stephen J. Cannell, and the sixth in Cannell's eleven-book series featuring Shane Scully.

20736. Uller Uprising

H. Beam Piper

Uller Uprising is a book published in 1952 that was written by H. Beam Piper.

20739. The Art Lesson

Tomie dePaola

The Art Lesson is a 1989 children's picture book by Tomie DePaola. The book was published by Trumpet Publishing and deals with the theme of compromise. The Art Lesson was met with a positive reception by critics and was one of the New York Times's "Best Picture Books Of the Year …

20740. Star Guard

Andre Norton

Star Guard is a science-fiction novel written by Andre Norton and published in 1955 by Harcourt, Brace & Company. As an example of military science fiction, it displays Norton's deep understanding of ancient history.

20741. Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers

Harry Harrison

Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers is a comic science fiction novel by Harry Harrison. It is a parody of the space opera genre and in particular, the Lensman and Skylark series of E. E. "Doc" Smith. It also includes an homage to Larry Niven's Ringworld. It is about two college …

20742. Hawksbill Station

Robert Silverberg

Hawksbill Station is a science fiction novel written by Robert Silverberg. The novel is an expanded version of a short story first published in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1967; the novel was published in 1968. It was released in the United Kingdom under the title The Anvil of …

20743. Memory in Death

Nora Roberts

Memory in Death is a novel by J. D. Robb. It is the twenty-third novel in the In Death series, preceding Haunted in Death. It is the longest In Death novel, by a small margin.

20744. The Final Key

Catherine Asaro

The Final Key is a science fiction novel in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, a series of books by American writer Catherine Asaro. As the direct sequel to Schism, it tells the story of a major Eubian assault against the Skolian government and Eldrinson's rise from a rustic farmer …

20745. Nobody Lives for Ever

John Gardner

Nobody Lives for Ever, first published in 1986, was the fifth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape and in the United States by Putnam.

20746. Tours of the Black Clock

Steve Erickson

Tours of the Black Clock is the third novel by author Steve Erickson, published in 1989. It has been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese. The narrative concerns itself with two of the most influential figures of the 20th century, as Adolf Hitler appears as an …

20748. Perchance to Dream

Robert B. Parker

Perchance to Dream is a detective crime novel by Robert B. Parker, written as an authorized sequel to The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Following his post-mortem collaboration with Chandler on Poodle Springs, this 1991 release is the second and final Philip Marlowe novel …

20749. The Seven Minutes

Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes is a novel by Irving Wallace published in 1969 and released by Simon & Schuster. The book is a fictional account of the effects of pornography and the related arguments about freedom of speech.

20751. The Worlds of Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert

The Worlds of Frank Herbert is a collection of eight short stories written by science fiction author Frank Herbert. All of the stories in this collection had been previously published in magazines.

20753. Throy

Jack Vance

Throy is a 1992 science fiction novel by Jack Vance, the final work in the Cadwal Chronicles, a trilogy set in Vance's Gaean Reach. The preceding novels are Araminta Station and Ecce and Old Earth.

20754. The Assassin's Song

M. G. Vassanji

In the aftermath of the brutal violence that gripped western India in 2002, Karsan Dargawalla, heir to Pirbaag – the shrine of a mysterious, medieval sufi – begins to tell the story of his family. His tale opens in the 1960s: young Karsan is next in line after his father to …

20755. True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

Martha Brooks

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl received the Governor General's Literary Award in 2002 and is Martha Brooks' seventh novel for young adults. Martha Brooks is a Canadian award-winning novelist, playwright, jazz singer and author of short fiction. Some of her other novels …

20756. Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems

Joyce Sidman

Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems is a book written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beckie Prange.

20758. Ambulance Ship

James White

Ambulance Ship is a 1979 science fiction novel by author James White and is part of the Sector General series.

20759. A Walking Tour of the Shambles

Neil Gaiman

A Walking Tour of the Shambles, written by Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe, is a novel in the form of a tour guide concerning a fictional part of Chicago called 'The Shambles'. It guides the reader through such non-existent landmarks as The House of Clocks, Cereal House, and …

20760. Redwall

Brian Jacques

Redwall is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques. Originally published in 1986, it is the first book of the Redwall series. The book was illustrated by Gary Chalk, with the British cover illustration by Pete Lyon and the American cover by Troy Howell. It is also one of the three …

20761. The Dog Who Came in from the Cold

Alexander McCall Smith

The Dog Who Came in from the Cold is the second online novel by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. In the first series, the author wrote a chapter a day, starting on 15 Sep 2008, the series running for 20 weeks and totalling 100 …

20763. Vast

Linda Nagata

Vast is a science fiction novel by Linda Nagata, part of her loosely connected "Nanotech Succession" sequence.

20764. Girls under Pressure

Jacqueline Wilson

Girls under Pressure is the second book in the Girls series, written by Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, a noted English author who writes fiction for children. It was published in 1998, the sequel to Girls in Love and followed by Girls out Late. It is aimed at pre-teen and teenage …

20765. Chain of Evidence

Garry Disher

Chain of Evidence is a 2007 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Garry Disher.

20766. The Far Side of Evil

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

The Far Side of Evil is a book published in 1971 that was written by Sylvia Engdahl.

20768. This Year You Write Your Novel

Walter Mosely

This Year You Write Your Novel is a book.

20769. Death Times Three

Rex Stout

Death Times Three is a collection of Nero Wolfe novellas by Rex Stout, published posthumously by Bantam Books in 1985. It is the only collection of Stout's Nero Wolfe stories not to have appeared first in hardcover. The book contains three stories, one never before published: …

20770. Sten Adventures Book 2: The Wolf Worlds

Chris Bunch

The Wolf Worlds is the second book of The Sten Adventures by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole.

20772. Dead Certain

Robert Draper

Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush is a 2007 book by Robert Draper. The book tells the story of the George W. Bush Administration from 2001 to 2007. Draper wanted to tell the story of the Bush White House with an inside perspective. To this end, and in preparation …

20773. The Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries is a series of epistolary young adult novels written by Meg Cabot, and is also the title of the first volume, published in 2000. Meg Cabot quotes the series' inspiration on her website stating: "I was inspired to write The Princess Diaries when my mom, after …

20775. The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English …

20776. Bungalow 2

Danielle Steel

Bungalow 2 is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Random House in June 2007. The book is Steel's seventy-second novel.

20781. The Romantics

Pankaj Mishra

The Romantics is the debut novel of Pankaj Mishra, the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World and Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond. The Romantics is an ironic tale of …

20782. The Coming of the Quantum Cats

edited by Frederik Pohl

The Coming of the Quantum Cats is a 1986 science fiction novel by American writer Frederik Pohl. It was originally serialized in Analog science-fiction magazine, January–April 1986.

20783. The Sunnydale High Yearbook

Christopher Golden

Sunnydale High Yearbook is a tie-in book based on the United States television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the series, the closing shot of the episode "Graduation Day, Part Two" shows the fictional yearbook this tie-in was modeled after.

20784. The Terrorist

Caroline B. Cooney

The Terrorist is a young adult novel by Caroline B. Cooney, published in 1997. It deals with Laura Williams, a sixteen-year-old American who attends an international school in London. When her younger brother, Billy, is killed by a terrorist bomb handed to him by a stranger on …

20785. Smile, You're Traveling

Henry Rollins

Smile, You're Traveling is the third book in the Black Coffee Blues trilogy by Henry Rollins. It includes portions of his travel journal from 1997–1998 which includes personal encounters of spending time with the band Black Sabbath, a vacation to Africa, and trips elsewhere as …

20787. Mosaic

Jeri Taylor

Mosaic is a novel based on the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. It was written by Jeri Taylor, who was executive producer of the show for the first five seasons, and was published by Pocket Books in 1996. The novel describes the backstory of Captain …

20789. The English Roses

Madonna

The English Roses is a 2003 children's picture book written by American entertainer Madonna and illustrated by Jeffrey Fulvimari, which later became a series of children's books by both artists. The books are about the life of five schoolgirls in London and their problems.

20792. Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror

Steve Alten

MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror is a science fiction novel by Steve Alten, and was first published in July 1997. The novel, along with its sequels, follows the under water adventures of a U.S Navy deep sea diver, Jonas Taylor.

20793. The Tower Treasure

Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure is the first volume in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 55th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 2,209,774 copies sold as of 2001. This book …

20796. Safe Harbour

Danielle Steel

Safe Harbour is a novel written by Danielle Steel and published by Random House in November 2003. The book is Steel's sixty-first novel.

20798. Portrait of a Spy

Daniel Silva

Portrait of a Spy is the 2011 Daniel Silva's spy novel. It is the eleventh title in the Gabriel Allon series. Other than the traditional recurring characters, Portrait features the return of Sarah Bancroft and Nadia al Bakari, daughter of Zizi al Bakari who was Allon's foe in …

20800. 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 …



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