The most popular books in English
from 21401 to 21600

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.

21402. Boy

J. Bernlef

21408. Vanilla Ride

Joe R. Lansdale

Vanilla Ride is a crime fiction novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale. It is the eighth book in the Hap and Leonard series. Published in 2009, it is the first in the book in the series since Captains Outrageous in 2001.

21417. Penguin

Polly Dunbar

A quirky new tale from a rising talent — in which a bossy little boy receives a surprising comeuppance.When Ben rips open his present, he finds a penguin inside. "Hello, Penguin!" he says. "What shall we play?" But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, sings a …

21419. 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 …

21423. Blood and Money

Thomas Thompson

Blood and Money is a book by Thomas Thompson.

21424. Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2 Cycles (issues #6–10)

Brian K. Vaughan

Y: THE LAST MAN is the gripping saga of Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker who discovers that he is the only male left in the world after a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the …

21427. Buster's world

Bjarne Reuter

Buster's World is a book written by Bjarne Reuter.

21442. Jake's Thing

Kingsley Amis

Jake's Thing is a satirical novel written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1978 by Hutchinson, and shortlisted for the Booker Prize that year. The novel follows the life of Jacques 'Jake' Richardson, a fifty-nine-year-old Oxford don who struggles to overcome the loss of his …

21445. Desperation

Stephen King

Desperation is a horror novel by Stephen King. It was published in 1996 at the same time as its "mirror" novel, The Regulators. It was made into a TV film starring Ron Perlman, Tom Skeritt and Steven Weber in 2006. The two novels represent parallel universes relative to one …

21446. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The book is a roman à clef, rooted in autobiographical incidents. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke, and his attorney, …

21448. Arthur Rex

Thomas Berger

Arthur Rex: A Legendary Novel is a 1978 novel by American author Thomas Berger. Berger offers his own take on the legends of King Arthur, from the heroic monarch's inauspicious conception, to his childhood in bucolic Wales, his rise to the throne, his discovery of the great …

21449. Checkmate

Malorie Blackman

Checkmate is a book published in 2005 that was written by Malorie Blackman.

21450. Jawbreaker: The Attack on bin Laden and al-Qaeda

Gary Berntsen

Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA's Key Field Commander is an autobiographical book by CIA agent Gary Berntsen describing the time he spent in Afghanistan at the beginning of the American campaign against the Taliban, al-Qaeda and …

21452. Appassionata

Jilly Cooper

Appassionata is a book published in 1996 that was written by Jilly Cooper.

21453. Hannibal

Ross Leckie

Hannibal is a 1995 historical novel by Scottish writer Ross Leckie. The book relates the exploits of Hannibal's invasion of Rome beginning in 218 BC, narrated by the Carthaginian general in his retirement. It was the first of the Carthage trilogy, covering the Punic Wars. The …

21456. Nero Corleone: A Cat's Story

Elke Heidenreich

A bold and self-serving tom cat reigns supreme both in the farmyard in Italy where he was born and later in the comfortable home in Germany to which a vacationing couple takes him and his helpless sister. A bold and self-serving tom cat reigns supreme both in the farmyard in …

21457. The Call of the Toad

Günter Grass

The Call of the Toad, published in Germany in 1992 as Unkenrufe, is a novel by Danzig-born German author Günter Grass. It describes the love story between the German widower Alexander Reschke and Alexandra Polin widowed Piatkowska. It was adapted into a 2005 film directed by …

21458. The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

Doris Lessing

The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire is a 1983 science fiction novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It is the fifth book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series and comprises a set of documents that describe the final days of the Volyen Empire, …

21459. The Wandering Arm

Sharan Newman

The wandering arm is a book published in 1995 that was written by Sharan Newman.

21461. The Zürau Aphorisms

Franz Kafka

The Zürau Aphorisms are 109 aphorisms of Franz Kafka, written from September 1917 to April 1918 and published by his friend Max Brod in 1931, after his death. They are selected from his writing in Zürau in West Bohemia where he stayed with his sister Ottla, suffering from …

21462. Cast Two Shadows

Ann Rinaldi

Cast Two Shadows is a historical novel by Ann Rinaldi, a part of the Great Episodes series; it is told in first-person.

21465. Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi

Rob MacGregor

Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi is the first of 12 Indiana Jones novels published by Bantam Books. Rob MacGregor, the author of this book, also wrote five of the other Indiana Jones books for Bantam. It was published January 1, 1991 and was followed by Indiana Jones and …

21466. The Mask of Cthulhu

August Derleth

The Mask of Cthulhu is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1958 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,051 copies. The stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos and most had appeared in the magazine Weird Tales between 1939 and …

21468. Cycle of Violence

Colin Bateman

Cycle of Violence, also known as Crossmaheart, is the first stand-alone novel by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 13 November 1995 through HarperCollins. The novel follows a journalist named Miller and his appointment in the hostile town of Crossmaheart; it was …

21471. Dark Is the Sun

Philip José Farmer

Dark Is The Sun is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer, first published in 1979. It tells the story of the people and creatures left on Earth when the Sun is dead and the universe is heading towards the Big Crunch.

21472. The Best of Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber

The Best of Fritz Leiber is a collection of short stories by Fritz Leiber. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Sphere Books in paperback in May 1974, and in the United States in hardcover by Doubleday in June 1974; a British hardcover and American paperback followed …

21473. The Summoner

Gail Z. Martin

The Summoner is a 2007 fantasy novel by Gail Z. Martin. It is the first in the Chronicles of the Necromancer series. The story follows Prince Martris Drayke and his companions on a quest to take back their kingdom after it is seized by Tris's older brother. With so few allies at …

21474. Life in the Iron Mills

Rebecca Harding Davis

Life in the Iron Mills is a short story written by Rebecca Harding Davis in 1861, set in the factory world of the nineteenth century. It is one of the earliest American realist works, and is an important text for those who study labor and women's issues. It was immediately …

21477. Tomorrow, the Stars

Robert A. Heinlein

Tomorrow, the Stars is an anthology of speculative fiction short stories, presented as edited by Robert A. Heinlein and published in 1952. Heinlein wrote a six-page introduction in which he discussed the nature of science fiction, speculative fiction, escapist stories, and …

21478. Satori in Paris

Jack Kerouac

Satori in Paris is a 1966 novella by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac. It is a short, autobiographical tale of Kerouac's trip to Paris, then Brittany, to research his genealogy. Kerouac relates his trip in a tumbledown fashion as a lonesome traveler. Little is said about …

21480. House of Babel

P. C. Jersild

House of Babel is a book written by P. C. Jersild.

21481. Ecotopia Emerging

Ernest Callenbach

Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach is a fictionalized history of the events leading up to the secession of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington to form the steady-state, environmentalist nation of Ecotopia along the Pacific Coast of the United States. In 1975, …

21482. Star Trek Log One

Alan Dean Foster

Star Trek Log One is a book published in 1974 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

21484. Modern C++ Design

Andrei Alexandrescu

Modern C++ Design: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied is a book written by Andrei Alexandrescu, published in 2001 by Addison-Wesley. It has been regarded as "one of the most important C++ books" by Scott Meyers. The book makes use of and explores a C++ programming …

21486. On Directing Film

David Mamet

On Directing Film is a non-fiction book by American playwright and filmmaker David Mamet published in 1991.

21487. The Modern Antiquarian

Julian Cope

The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-Millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain is a book written by Julian Cope, published in 1998. It explores a number of sites of Britain's megalithic heritage, including Stonehenge and Avebury. As well as stone circles, The Modern Antiquarian …

21489. Dogland

Will Shetterly

Dogland is a fantasy novel by Will Shetterly, a fantasy and comic book writer. Published in June 1997, it is the novel Shetterly is most proud of. Dogland placed thirteenth in the annual Locus poll for best fantasy novel. The story is based on his own childhood and a business …

21491. City on Fire

Walter Jon Williams

City on Fire is an arcanepunk novel by Walter Jon Williams, first published in 1997 and nominated for the Nebula Award in 1997 and the Hugo Award in 1998. It is the sequel to 1995's Metropolitan.

21492. Curious George Gets a Medal

H. A. Rey

Curious George Gets a Medal is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1957. It is the fourth book in the original Curious George series, and tells the story of George's flight into space. The story was …

21493. One Fine Day

Nonny Hogrogian

One Fine Day is a book by Nonny Hogrogian. Released by Macmillan, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1972.

21494. Honest to God

John Robinson

Honest to God is a book written by the Anglican Bishop of Woolwich John A.T. Robinson, criticising traditional Christian theology. It aroused a storm of controversy on its original publication by SCM Press in 1963. Robinson had already achieved notoriety by his defence of the …

21495. Showboat World

Jack Vance

Showboat World, written in 1975, is the second, stand-alone novel in a pair of science fiction novels by Jack Vance that share the same setting, a backward, lawless, metal-poor world called Big Planet.

21497. Johnny Mnemonic

William Gibson

Johnny Mnemonic is a short story by William Gibson and the inspiration behind the 1995 film of the same name. The short story first appeared in Omni magazine in May 1981, and was subsequently included in 1986's Burning Chrome, a collection of Gibson's short fiction. It takes …

21498. Absolute Certainty

Rose Connors

Absolute Certainty is a novel written by Rose Connors.

21499. Twilight in the Desert

Matthew Simmons

Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy is a book by American investment banker Matthew Simmons. The text was initially published on June 10, 2005 by John Wiley & Sons. The book focuses on the petroleum industry of Saudi Arabia and posits …

21503. Trust Me

John Updike

Trust Me is a collection of short stories by John Updike, first published in 1987.

21506. Sorcerer's Apprentice

Tahir Shah

Sorcerer's Apprentice is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah.

21515. Witches' Rings

Kerstin Ekman

Witches' Rings is the book written by Kerstin Ekman.

21518. Dinosaur Tales

Ray Bradbury

Dinosaur Tales is a 1983 short story collection by Ray Bradbury. Several of the stories are original to this collection. Other stories were first published in Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post magazines. The collection contains over 60 pages of illustrations by Gahan …

21520. The IHOP Papers

Ali Liebegott

The IHOP Papers is the debut novel of American author Ali Liebegott, and was first published on December 13, 2006 by Carroll & Graf. The story revolves around a twenty-year-old lesbian named Francesca who falls in love with her female philosophy professor in junior college. …

21521. Satan Speaks!

Anton Szandor Lavey

Satan Speaks! is the fifth and final book by Anton LaVey, completed a few days before his death on October 29, 1997. It was published the following year by Feral House. The book consists of sixty-one "unorthodox, paradoxical and humorous" essays written by "the most …

21538. For Love of the Game

Michael Shaara

For Love of the Game is a novel by American author Michael Shaara, published posthumously in 1991. The book tells the story of fictional baseball great Billy Chapel, thirty-seven years old and nearing the end of his career.

21539. The Ring of Charon

Roger MacBride Allen

The Ring of Charon is a science fiction book by American writer Roger MacBride Allen, first published in 1990 by Tor Books. It is the first in a series of three books under the name of The Hunted Earth. The story unfolds as an unknown alien race captures Earth with the use of a …

21540. Snows of Darkover

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Snows of Darkover is an anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books in April, 1994.

21543. The Big Rich

Bryan Burrough

The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes is the fifth book by Bryan Burrough, published in 2009. The book tells the story of four Texas oil men and their families that made large fortunes in the oil industry: Hugh Roy Cullen, Clint Murchison, Sid …

21544. Caine Black Knife

Matthew Stover

Caine Black Knife is a 2008 fantasy novel written by American Science Fiction author Matthew Stover. It is labeled as the third of the Acts of Caine, and is act one of the Atonement story arc. It is published by the Ballantine Books division of Del Rey. This is the third book in …

21545. The King's Name

Jo Walton

The King's Name is a fantasy novel written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books in October 2001. It was Walton's second novel and a sequel to her first, The King's Peace. A prequel, The Prize in the Game, was published in 2002.

21548. Three Came Home

Agnes Newton Keith

Three Came Home is a 1947 memoir written by Agnes Newton Keith, based on her experiences during the Japanese invasion of North Borneo. A film based on it was released in 1950 and featured Claudette Colbert in the lead role. Initially Olivia de Havilland was chosen for the role.

21549. The Foreigner

Francie Lin

The Foreigner is a crime thriller and debut novel by author Francie Lin. The novel was published on May 27, 2008 and won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

21552. Anne Frank and Me

Cherie Bennett

Anne Frank and Me is a 2001 novel by husband-wife writing team Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld. Inspired by the life of Anne Frank, it follows the story of a teenage girl named Nicole Burns. The story was adapted as a play in 1996 in New York City, written and directed by …

21558. 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 …

21559. An Outline of Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud

An Outline of Psychoanalysis is a work by Sigmund Freud. Returning to an earlier project of providing an overview of psychoanalysis, Freud began writing this work in Vienna in 1938 as he was waiting to leave for London. By September 1938 he had written three-quarters of the …

21561. The thirtieth year

Ingeborg Bachmann

This is collection of the stories written by a distinguished German author who died in 1973. Reading these stories entails abandoning the terms of one's own comfort. The author's relentless vision demands that readers allows themselves to be hypnotised, taken over by her …

21562. The Hothouse

Wolfgang Koeppen

"A recovered masterpiece....Remarkable as a sidelong, searing appraisal of the legacy of the Nazi years."―Publishers Weekly, starred review A masterpiece by a writer long neglected in America, The Hothouse created a literary stir when it appeared in hardcover. Evoking …

21563. The Father of a Murderer

Alfred Andersch

The Father of a Murderer takes place in a classroom of the Wittelsbach Gymnasium in 1920s Munich over the course of a single Greek lesson. Head-master Himmler (the father of Heinrich Himmler) enters the classroom, apparently to observe the students' progress. However, he soon …

21564. The Lord Chandos Letter

Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Hugo von Hoffmannsthal made his mark as a poet, as a playwright, and as the librettist for Richard Strauss’s greatest operas, but he was no less accomplished as a writer of short, strangely evocative prose works. The atmospheric stories and sketches collected here—fin-de-siècle …

21565. Stories of Mr. Keuner

Bertolt Brecht

Stories of Mr. Keuner gathers Bertolt Brecht's fictionalized comments on politics, everyday life, and exile. Written from the late 1920s till the late 1950s, Stories of Mr. Keuner is the precipitate of Brecht's experience of a world in political and cultural flux, a world of …

21566. The Death of the Adversary

Hans Keilson

Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed "adversary" whom he watches rise to power in 1930s Germany. It is a tale of horror, not only in its evocation of …

21567. The Lime Twig

John Hawkes

The Lime Twig is a novel by experimental American writer John Hawkes.

21568. Miss Julie, The Ghost Sonata, Dream Play, The Great …

August Strindberg

This edition embraces Strindberg's crucial transition from Naturalism to Modernism, from his two finest achievements as a psychological realist, The Father and Miss Julie, to the three plays in which he redefined the possibilities of European drama following his return to the …

21571. By the open sea

August Strindberg

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V After the superintendent had reverently bowed his head before the …

21581. The Colour of Blood

Brian Moore

The Colour of Blood, published in 1987, is a political thriller by Northern Irish-Canadian novelist Brian Moore about Stephen Bem, a Cardinal in an unnamed East European country who is in conflict with the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy and finds himself caught in the middle of …

21582. The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774; a revised edition of the novel was published in 1787. Werther was an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and …

21586. Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental …

David Haward Bain

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad is a book written by David Haward Bain, published in 2000. It follows the initial conception of the idea of a transcontinental railroad, during the two decades before the Civil War, to the work of the engineers and …

21587. At the Bottom of the River

Jamaica Kincaid

At the Bottom of the River is a collection of short stories by Caribbean novelist Jamaica Kincaid. Published in 1983, it was her first short story collection. The collection consists of ten inter-connected short stories, seven of which were previously published in The New Yorker …

21589. Liberalism

Ludwig von Mises

Liberalism is an influential book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, containing economic analysis and indicting critique of socialism. It was first published in 1927 by Gustav Fischer Verlag in Jena and defending classical liberal ideology …

21591. Fuck Machine. Stories

Charles Bukowski

With Bukowski, the votes are still coming in. There seems to be no middle ground—people seem either to love him or hate him. Tales of his own life and doings are as wild and weird as the very stories he writes. In a sense, Bukowski was a legend in his time . . . a madman, a …

21595. Undine

Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte, Baron Fouqué

Undine is a fairy-tale novella by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué in which Undine, a water spirit, marries a knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages.

21596. Indiscretions of Archie

P. G. Wodehouse

Indiscretions of Archie is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 14 February 1921 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 15 July 1921 by George H. Doran, New York. The book was adapted from a series of short stories, originally …

21597. The Wanderers

Richard Price

The Wanderers is a novel by the American author Richard Price. It was first published as a book in 1974. The plot is set in the Bronx, New York City, from mid 1962 to mid 1963.

21600. The Haunted Land

Tina Rosenberg

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism written by Tina Rosenberg and published by Random House in 1995, won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the 1995 National Book Award for Nonfiction.



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