The most popular books in English
from 21001 to 21200

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.

21001. The Murderess (New York Review of Books Classics)

Alexandros Papadiamantis

The Murderess is a bone-chilling tale of crime and punishment with the dark beauty of a backwoods ballad. Set on the dirt-poor Aegean island of Skiathos, it is the story of Hadoula, an old woman living on the margins of society and at the outer limits of respectability. Hadoula …

21002. Timebends: A Life

Arthur Miller

The poignant autobiography of Arthur Miller, following his life from boyhood in New York to celebrity status. It includes numerous frank accounts, such as the first staging of Death of a Salesman, and his marriage to Marilyn Monroe.

21006. The Fate of the Earth

Jonathan Schell

The Fate of the Earth is a 1982 book by Jonathan Schell. This "seminal" description of the consequences of nuclear war "forces even the most reluctant person to confront the unthinkable: the destruction of humanity and possibly most life on Earth". The book is regarded as a key …

21007. Black No More

George Schuyler

Black No More: Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Workings of Science in the Land of the Free, AD 1933-1940 is a 1931 Harlem Renaissance era satire on American race relations by George S. Schuyler. He targets both the KKK and NAACP in condemning the ways in which race …

21008. The Story of Miss Moppet

Beatrix Potter

The Story of Miss Moppet is a tale about teasing, featuring a kitten and a mouse, that was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It was published by Frederick Warne & Co for the 1906 Christmas season. Potter was born in London in 1866, and between 1902 and 1905 …

21013. The Early Asimov

Isaac Asimov

The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying is a 1972 collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov. Each story is accompanied by commentary by the author, who gives details about his life and his literary achievements in the period in which he wrote the story, effectively …

21014. Crossing the River

Caryl Phillips

Crossing the River is a historical novel by British author Caryl Phillips, published in 1993. The Village Voice calls it "a fearless reimagining of the geography and meaning of the African diaspora." The Boston Globe said, "Crossing the River bears eloquently chastened testimony …

21015. The Good Companions

John B. Priestley

The Good Companions is a novel by the English author J. B. Priestley. Written in 1929, it focuses on the trials and tribulations of a concert party in England between World War I and World War II. It is arguably Priestley's most famous novel, and the work which established him …

21016. Managing the Professional Service Firm

David Maister

Managing the Professional Service Firm is a book by David H. Maister, a Harvard Business School professor and professional service firm consultant. The book is a compilation of 32 articles written over the preceding ten years and covers topics from strategy to profitability, …

21017. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

21019. Vanished

Mary McGarry Morris

Aubrey Wallace is the kind of man no one notices. Dotty Johnson is the kind of woman no one can ingore. One afternoon, they both disappear from the small Vermont town where they live. The next day, two hundred miles away, a toddler is snatched from her Massachusetts home. For …

21020. Schopenhauer's Telescope

Gerard Donovan

Schopenhauer's Telescope is the debut novel of Irish novelist and poet Gerard Donovan. Published in 2003, the book received general acclaim, appearing on the long list for the Man Booker Prize and garnering the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award the following year. In 2005, the …

21021. There Will Be Time

Poul Anderson

There Will Be Time is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson. It was published in 1972 in a hardback edition by Doubleday and in 1973 in a paperback edition by New American Library. The story is about a young man who has a genetic mutation that allows him to move through time. …

21022. The Return of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

The Return of the Black Widowers is a collection of short mystery stories by Isaac Asimov featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Carroll & Graf in December 2003, and in trade paperback by the same publisher …

21025. The Age of Reform

Richard Hofstadter

The Age of Reform is a 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Richard Hofstadter. It is an American history that traces events from the Populist Movement of the 1890s through the Progressive Era ending with the New Deal in the 1930s. The Age of Reform stands out from other …

21028. Tunes for Bears to Dance To

Robert Cormier

Tunes for Bears to Dance To is a young adult novel written by American author Robert Cormier that discusses themes of morality from the perspective of an 11-year-old named Henry. This novel also has many metaphors and ties to the Holocaust. This book is very loyal to Robert …

21029. Mathematicians in Love

Rudy Rucker

Mathematicians in Love is a science fiction novel written by Rudy Rucker.

21030. The Darling Buds of May

H. E. Bates

The Darling Buds of May is a novella by British writer H. E. Bates, first published in 1958. It was the first of a series of five books about the Larkins, a rural family from Kent. Pop and Ma Larkin and their many children take joy in nature, each other's company, and almost …

21031. Hadassah: One Night with the King

Tommy Tenney

Hadassah: One Night with the King is a 2004 novel by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen based upon a retelling of the Biblical Book of Esther. However, "One Night with the King" follows almost identically the novel "Esther" by Nathaniel Weinreb in plot, including direct quotes …

21032. Garden State

Rick Moody

Garden State is a 1992 novel by Rick Moody about a group of teenagers in suburban New Jersey struggling towards adulthood. It was awarded a Pushcart Press Editors' Book Award. The novel is about three young people in their early 20s living in Haledon, New Jersey. Although the …

21033. Street of Shadows

Michael Reaves

Street of Shadows is the second book in Michael Reaves' series Coruscant Nights. It was released on August 26, 2008.

21034. The Long Tomorrow

Leigh Brackett

The Long Tomorrow is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc in 1955. Set in the aftermath of a nuclear war, it portrays a world where scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.

21035. Pools of Darkness

James M. Ward

Pools of Darkness is a novel based on the Pools of Darkness computer role-playing game. It was written by James Ward and Anne K. Brown, and published by TSR in February 1992. The novel is set in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy …

21036. Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000

Lucille Clifton

Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 is a book written by Lucille Clifton.

21040. A Spaniard in the Works

John Lennon

A Spaniard in the Works is a book from 1965 by John Lennon. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book, 1964's In His Own Write. The name is a pun on the expression "a spanner in the works". The Swedish publishing house …

21041. Morte d'Urban

J. F. Powers

Morte d'Urban is the debut novel of J. F. Powers. It was published by Doubleday in 1962. It won the 1963 National Book Award. It is still in print, having been reissued by The New York Review of Books in 2000. The novel tells the story of Father Urban Roche, a member of a …

21042. The Difficult Saint

Sharan Newman

The difficult saint is a book published in 1999 that was written by Sharan Newman.

21043. No Enemy But Time

Michael Bishop

Winner of the Nebula Award.John Monegal, a.k.a. Joshua Kampa, is torn between two worlds—the Early Pleistocene Africa of his dreams and the twentieth-century reality of his waking life. These worlds are transposed when a government experiment sends him over a million years back …

21045. The Dark Frigate

Charles Boardman Hawes

The Dark Frigate is a children's historical novel written by Charles Hawes. It won the 1924 Newbery Medal. It was the third, and final, novel written by Hawes, who died shortly before its publication.

21046. Nightfall and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

Nightfall and Other Stories is an anthology book compiling twenty previously published science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov. Asimov added a brief introduction to each story, explaining some aspect of the story's history and/or how it came to be written. The main …

21047. The Crimson Legion

Troy Denning

The Crimson Legion is a book published in 1992 that was written by Troy Denning.

21050. The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist 2 (Fullmetal …

Hiromu Arakawa

A second art book featuring the characters from the top-selling and award-winning manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist. Includes original color artwork from creator, Hiromu Arakawa--each illustration presented in sequential order with commentary from Arakawa himself. Also included …

21051. The Masked Rider

Neil Peart

The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa is a 1996 non-fiction book written by Rush drummer Neil Peart about his bicycling travel through Cameroon.

21052. The Disaster Area

J. G. Ballard

The Disaster Area is a collection of short stories by British author J. G. Ballard.

21053. I Am My Own Wife

Doug Wright

I Am My Own Wife is a play by Doug Wright based on his conversations with German Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. The one-man play premiered Off-Broadway in 2003 at Playwrights Horizons. It opened on Broadway later that year. The play was developed with Moisés Kaufman and his Tectonic …

21057. Praisesong for the Widow

Paule Marshall

Praisesong for the Widow is a 1983 novel by Paule Marshall that takes place in the mid-1970s, chronicling the life of Avey Johnson, a 64-year-old African-American widow on a physical and emotional journey in the Caribbean island of Carriacou. Throughout the novel, there are many …

21060. Tetrabiblos

Ptolemy

Tetrabiblos 'four books', also known in Greek as Apotelesmatiká "Effects", and in Latin as Quadripartitum "Four Parts", is a text on the philosophy and practice of astrology, written in the 2nd century AD by the Alexandrian scholar Claudius Ptolemy. Ptolemy's Almagest was an …

21062. Noisy Nora

Rosemary Wells

Noisy Nora is a children's book written by Rosemary Wells. This mouse later appeared in the Timothy Goes to School series.

21064. Count Brass

Michael Moorcock

Count Brass is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

21065. The Shore Road Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Shore Road Mystery is Volume 6 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The plot centers on attempts by the Hardy Boys to catch a ring of car thieves stealing cars from the Shore Road. This book was written for the Stratemeyer …

21066. Palo Alto

James Franco

Palo Alto is a collection of linked short stories by American actor and writer James Franco. The collection was published in 2010 by Scribner's. The stories are about teenagers and their experiments with vices and their struggles with their families. The book is named after his …

21067. Off the road

Carolyn Cassady

Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg is an autobiographical book by Carolyn Cassady. Originally published in 1990 as Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, it was republished by London's Black Spring Press, coinciding with the …

21068. Political Liberalism

John Rawls

Political Liberalism is a 1993 book by John Rawls, an update to his earlier A Theory of Justice, in which he attempts to show that his theory of justice is not a "comprehensive conception of the good", but is instead compatible with a liberal conception of the role of justice: …

21078. Skylark DuQuesne

E. E. "Doc" Smith

Skylark DuQuesne was the final novel in the epic Skylark series by E. E. Smith. Written as Dr. Smith's last novel in 1965 and published shortly before his death, it expands on the characterizations of the earlier novels but with some discrepancies. The most significant point is …

21079. Yellow Eyes

John Ringo

Yellow Eyes is a novel in John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series, co-authored with Tom Kratman. The book, which is a spin-off of the main series, focuses on the Posleen invasion of Central America, with an emphasis on Panama. In contrast with other books in the series, …

21080. The Weapon

Michael Z. Williamson

The Weapon is a science fiction novel written by Michael Z. Williamson, published in 2005 by Baen Books. The Weapon continues the Freehold series. It begins prior to Freehold and ends approximately two years afterwards and follows the story of Kenneth Chinran.

21081. The Snail and the Whale

Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale is a children's book by former children's laureate Julia Donaldson, illustrated by longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler. It has won several awards, including 2004 Early Years award for the best pre-school book, the 2005 Blue Peter award for Best Book to …

21082. Foreign words

Vassilis Alexakis

Foreign Words is a novel by Greek author Vassilis Alexakis that tells the story of middle-aged writer Nicolaides and his decision to learn the African language Sango following the death of his father. The novel was originally published in 2002 in France as Les mots étrangers, …

21083. Poor Miss Finch

Wilkie Collins

Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins is a novel about a young blind woman who temporarily regains her sight while finding herself in a romantic triangle with two brothers.

21084. Move Under Ground

Nick Mamatas

Move Under Ground is a horror novel mashup by Nick Mamatas which combines the Beat style of Jack Kerouac with the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. It is available as a free download via a Creative Commons license.

21086. Mimi and Toutou Go Forth

Giles Foden

Mimi and Toutou Go Forth: The Bizarre Battle for Lake Tanganyika is the fourth book by author Giles Foden. It was published in 2004 by Michael Joseph. The United States edition, published in 2005 by Knopf, is entitled Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure: The Bizarre Battle of Lake …

21088. Perfekcyjna niedoskonałość

Jacek Dukaj

Perfect Imperfection: First third of progress is a science fiction novel published in 2004 by the Polish science fiction writer Jacek Dukaj as the first part of a planned trilogy. It was published in Poland by Wydawnictwo Literackie. The novel received the prime Polish award for …

21093. Shroud of Shadow

Gael Baudino

Shroud of Shadow is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1994. It is the third in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Maze of Moonlight, and Strands of Sunlight.

21094. No Time Like Show Time

Michael Hoeye

No Time Like Show Time is a children's fantasy mystery novel by Michael Hoeye, first published in 2004. It is the third book in the Hermux Tantamoq series, which includes Time Stops for No Mouse,The Sands of Time, and Time to Smell the Roses.

21095. The Compleat Enchanter

L. Sprague de Camp

The Compleat Enchanter: The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea is an omnibus collection of three classic fantasy stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, gathering material previously published in two volumes as The Incomplete …

21097. Shallows

Tim Winton

Shallows is a 1984 novel by Australian author Tim Winton about whaling. Shallows won the 1984 Miles Franklin Award. Carolyn See called it "a dark masterpiece that ranks with "Moby-Dick."

21101. 20th Century Boys, Vol. 20

Naoki Urasawa

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

21105. Irish Gold

Andrew Greeley

Irish Gold is the first of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley. The title "Irish Gold", is referring to the gold allegedly accepted by Roger Casement in order to finance the resistance against the English …

21106. Sten Adventures Book 3: The Court of a Thousand Suns

Chris Bunch

The Court of a Thousand Suns is the third book in Chris Bunch and Allan Cole's The Sten Adventures.

21108. Make Him Look Good

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Make Him Look Good is a 2006 novel by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez. Much like her pioneering work The Dirty Girls Social Club, Make Him Look Good falls under the category of Chica lit and explores the p.o.v. of several Latina women as they seek success in their personal and …

21110. The Snow Empress

Laura Joh Rowland

The Snow Empress is a 2007 mystery novel written by Laura Joh Rowland, set in the Genroku of historical Japan It is the 12th book in the Sano Ichiro series. It combines a murder mystery with a portrayal of the strained, and often xenophobic relations between the Japanese rulers …

21111. America Again

Stephen Coonts

America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't is a 2012 satirical book written by Stephen Colbert and other writers of The Colbert Report as a follow-up to 2007's I Am America. It is published by Grand Central Publishing. The book was released on October 2, 2012. Its …

21112. Star Trek 1

James Blish

Star Trek 1 is a book published in 1967 that was written by James Blish.

21117. The Door Through Space

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Door Through Space is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It is not part of her Darkover book series, but Darkover is mentioned in passing in the book; and many Darkover elements appear in the book. It was first published in book form in English by Ace Books in …

21118. Kirlian Quest

Piers Anthony

Kirlian Quest is the 3rd book of the Cluster Series published in 1978 that was written by Piers Anthony.

21119. Viscous Circle

Piers Anthony

Viscous Circle is the 5th book of the Cluster Series published in 1982 that was written by Piers Anthony.

21130. Key Trilogy Box Set

Nora Roberts

Fate brings three women together for a chance to unlock their deepest desires in this collection that includes all three novels in the Key Trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.Legend has it that the souls of three demigoddesses have been locked in a …

21132. A Perfect Stranger

Danielle Steel

A Perfect Stranger is a Danielle Steel romance novel, published in 1982. This book tells the story of Alexander Hale and Raphaella Phillips. Hale, a recently divorced man, takes a walk down his street, when he sees Phillips, a beautiful woman, crying on the steps. We later learn …

21133. The Wild

David Zindell

The Wild is a book published in 1995 that was written by David Zindell.

21134. The Between

Tananarive Due

The Between is the first novel by writer Tananarive Due. It was nominated for the 1996 Bram Stoker Award. Part horror novel, part detective story and part speculative fiction, "The Between" is a mix of genres. Yet it is no hybrid. It is a finely honed work that always engages …

21137. The Stones Are Hatching

Geraldine McGaughrean

The Stones Are Hatching is a young adult fantasy novel by Geraldine McCaughrean first published in November 1999 by Oxford University Press. It recounts the adventures of Phelim Green and his companions as they try to prevent the Stoor Worm from waking.

21138. Dangerous Kiss

Jackie Collins

Dangerous Kiss is a 1999 novel by Jackie Collins and the fifth novel in her Santangelo novels series.

21155. Drop Dead Beautiful

Jackie Collins

Drop Dead Beautiful is a 2007 novel by Jackie Collins and the sixth novel in her Santangelo novels series. The story takes place in 2000.

21157. Three Stages of Amazement

Carol Edgarian

Three Stages of Amazement is a novel by Carol Edgarian. The novel reached the New York Times bestseller list in its first week of publication, O Magazine chose it as a Top Pick, and Indiebound selected it as a Pick of the Month.

21184. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Michael Lewis

As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they …



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