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.

21601. The Lime Twig

John Hawkes

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

21602. The French revolution

Thomas Carlyle

The product of a powerful and original mind, this is the history that introduced English-speaking people to the full meaning and tragedy of the French Revolution. First published in 1837, this pioneering work established Thomas Carlyle's reputation as a historian of enduring …

21603. 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 …

21604. In the Place of Fallen Leaves

Tim Pears

"This overwhelmingly hot summer everything seems to be slowing down in the tiny Devon village where Alison lives, as if the sun is pouring hot glue over it. 'This idn't nothin',' says Alison's grandmother, recalling a drought when the earth swallowed lambs, and the summer after …

21605. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Andrew Wilson

The life of Patricia Highsmith was as secretive and unusual as that of many of the best-known characters who people her "peerlessly disturbing" thrillers and short stories. Yet even as her work has found new popularity in the last few years, the life of this famously elusive …

21606. The Purple Cloud

Matthew Phipps Shiel

The Purple Cloud is a "last man" novel by the British writer M. P. Shiel. It was published in 1901. H.G. Wells lauded The Purple Cloud as "brilliant" and H. P. Lovecraft later praised the novel as exemplary weird fiction, "delivered with a skill and artistry falling little short …

21608. 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 …

21609. Wild Geese

Martha Ostenso

Wild Geese is a Canadian novel of the historical fiction genre written by the author Martha Ostenso, first published in 1925 by Dodd, Mead and Company. The story is set on the prairies of Manitoba, Canada in the 1920s. The novel details characters struggling against …

21610. The Beetle

Richard Marsh

The Beetle is an 1897 horror novel by the British writer Richard Marsh, in which a polymorphous Ancient Egyptian entity seeks revenge on a British Member of Parliament. It initially out-sold Bram Stoker's similar horror story Dracula, which appeared the same year.

21611. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Ginger and Pickles is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1909. The book tells of two shopkeepers who extend unlimited credit to their customers and, as a result, are forced to go out of …

21612. Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

Beatrix Potter

Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes is a collection of nursery rhymes written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1917. Potter had a lifelong fascination with rhymes, and proposed a book of short verses called Appley Dapply to …

21613. In Arabian Nights

Tahir Shah

Tahir Shah’s The Caliph’s House, describing his first year in Casablanca, was hailed by critics and compared to such travel classics as A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun. Now Shah takes us deeper into the heart of this exotic and magical land to uncover mysteries that …

21614. The Time We Have Taken

Steven Carroll

The Time We Have Taken is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Steven Carroll. It is the third in a sequence of novels, following The Art of the Engine Driver and The Gift of Speed, which follow the development of an outer Melbourne suburb from the 1950s to …

21615. Freedom

William Safire

Freedom is a historical novel by American essayist William Safire, set in the early years of the American Civil War. It concludes with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The novel shows how its main characters grapple with the dilemmas of political …

21616. 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 …

21617. 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 …

21618. Mosquitoes

William Faulkner

Mosquitoes is a satiric novel by the American author William Faulkner. The book was first published in 1927 by the New York-based publishing house Boni & Liveright and is the author’s second novel. Sources conflict regarding whether Faulkner wrote Mosquitoes during his time …

21619. The Destiny of Nathalie 'X'

William Boyd

The Destiny of Nathalie 'X' is the second short story collection by William Boyd, published in 1995, some fourteen years after his first collection, On the Yankee Station.

21620. Lost in the Meritocracy

Walter Kirn

Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever is a 2009 memoir by Walter Kirn. It describes his own trip through the American education system from rural Minnesota to Princeton University. The author also wrote an earlier essay under the same title for The …

21621. Panther in the Basement

Amos Oz

Panther in the Basement is a 1998 novel by Israeli author Amos Oz.

21622. Pig Earth

John Berger

Pig Earth is the first novel by John Berger in the Into Their Labours trilogy. Once in Europa, and Lilac and Flag followed in the trilogy.

21624. Word and Object

Willard V. Quine

Word and Object is a 1960 work by Willard Van Orman Quine, his most famous book. In it, Quine expands upon the line of thought of his earlier writings in From a Logical Point of View, and reformulates some of his earlier arguments, such as his attack on the analytic-synthetic …

21625. Homer's Daughter

Robert von Ranke Graves

Homer's Daughter is a 1955 novel by Robert Graves, famous for I, Claudius and The White Goddess. It starts from the idea that Homer's Odyssey was actually written by a princess in the Greek settlements in Sicily. The novel makes an entirely speculative reconstruction of who she …

21626. Beyond the Black Stump

Nevil Shute

Beyond the Black Stump is a novel by British author Nevil Shute. It was first published in the UK by William Heinemann Ltd in 1956.

21627. An Introduction to Database Systems

C. J. Date

An Introduction to Database Systems is a book written by C. J. Date.

21630. 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 …

21631. 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.

21634. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier's in the United States.

21635. 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.

21636. Mollie Peer

Van Reid

Mollie Peer is a book published in 1999 that was written by Van Reid.

21637. Currant Events

Piers Anthony

Currant Events is the twenty-eighth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony, and the first book in the second Xanth trilogy.

21638. Articles of Faith

James E. Talmage

The Articles of Faith: A Series of Lectures on the Principal Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an 1899 book by James E. Talmage about doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The name of the book is taken from the LDS Church's …

21639. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Mary Baker Eddy

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is the central text of the Christian Science religion. Mary Baker Eddy described it as her "most important work." She began writing it in February 1872 and the first edition was published in 1875.

21640. 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 …

21641. The Escapists

Brian K. Vaughan

Wizard Top Ten and multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan tells the tale of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams, small cash, and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero - The Escapist! Inspired by Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel …

21643. Reality Is What You Can Get Away With

Robert Anton Wilson

Reality is What You Can Get Away With is an illustrated screenplay by Robert Anton Wilson first published in 1993, followed by a revised edition in 1996. Alternative cover design

21647. The Shadow Factory

James Bamford

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America is a book on the National Security Agency by author James Bamford.

21648. Rhyme Stew

Roald Dahl

Rhyme Stew is a collection of poems for children by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake. In a sense it's a more adult version of Revolting Rhymes. The poems either parody well known fairy tales nursery rhymes or are little stories thought up by Dahl himself. Most of the …

21649. Courtship Rite

Donald Kingsbury

Courtship Rite is a science fiction novel by American writer Donald Kingsbury, originally serialized in Analog magazine in 1982. The book is set in the same universe as some of Kingsbury's other stories, such as "Shipwright" and the unpublished The Finger Pointing Solward. In …

21650. Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of …

Ramsey Campbell

Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961–1991 is a collection of fantasy and horror stories by author Ramsey Campbell. Released in 1993 in an edition of 3,834 copies, it was the author's fourth collection of stories to be published by Arkham House. …

21651. Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US …

Randy Shilts

Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the US Military from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf War is a 1993 book by Randy Shilts, published shortly before Shilts' 1994 death. The book traces the participation of gay and lesbian personnel from the Revolutionary War to the late 20th …

21654. The Disunited States of America

Harry Turtledove

The Disunited States of America is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is a part of the Crosstime Traffic series, and takes place in an alternate world where the U.S. was never able to agree on a constitution and continued to govern under the Articles of …

21655. 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 …

21656. 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

Tom Moon

1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die is a musical reference book written by Tom Moon, published in 2008. It consists of a list of recordings, mostly albums, arranged alphabetically by artist or composer. Each entry in the list is accompanied by a short essay followed by genre …

21657. 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 …

21658. My Summer of Love

Helen Cross

My Summer Of Love is a novel by Helen Cross, first published in Great Britain in 2001, winning a Betty Trask Award in the subsequent year. Set in the fictional Yorkshire market town of Whitehorse, and the surrounding area, it tells the story of the intense relationship that …

21659. Appassionata

Jilly Cooper

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

21660. Guy Mannering

Walter Scott

Guy Mannering or The Astrologer is a novel by Sir Walter Scott, published anonymously in 1815. According to an introduction that Scott wrote in 1829, he had originally intended to write a story of the supernatural, but changed his mind soon after starting. The book was a huge …

21661. Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems

William Carlos Williams

Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems is a 1962 book of poems by the American modernist poet/writer William Carlos Williams. It was Williams's final book, for which he posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1963. Two previously-published collections of poetry are …

21662. 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 …

21664. Set This House on Fire

William Styron

Set This House on Fire is a novel by William Styron, set in a small village of the Amalfi coast in Italy, centred on the themes of evil and redemption. The narrator, Peter Leverett, is a lawyer from the South, but the story is primarily told through the recollections of its …

21665. The Black Book

Lawrence Durrell

The Black Book is a novel by Lawrence Durrell, published in 1938 by the Obelisk Press. It is set with two competing narrators: Lawrence Lucifer on Corfu, in Greece, and Death Gregory in London. Faber and Faber offered to publish the novel in an expurgated edition, but on the …

21666. Black feminist thought

Patricia Hill Collins

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment is a 1990 book by Patricia Hill Collins.

21667. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

Robert Foster

The Complete Guide to Middle-earth: from The Hobbit to The Silmarillion is a reference book for the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, compiled and edited by Robert Foster. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth is a major expansion of Foster's A Guide to …

21668. Dead Water

Barbara Hambly

Dead Water is a book published in 2004 and written by Barbara Hambly.

21669. The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Silverado Squatters is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrift to Napa Valley, California, in 1880. In July 1879, Stevenson received word that his future American wife's divorce was almost complete, but that she was …

21670. 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, …

21671. Cursed in the Blood

Sharan Newman

Cursed in the blood is a book published in 1998 that was written by Sharan Newman.

21672. Roderick

John Thomas Sladek

Roderick, or The Education of a Young Machine is a 1980 science fiction novel by John Sladek. It was followed in 1983 by Roderick at Random, or Further Education of a Young Machine. The two books were originally intended as a single longer novel, and were finally reissued …

21673. Rates of Exchange

Malcolm Bradbury

Rates of Exchange is a novel written by Malcolm Bradbury.

21674. Europe's Inner Demons

Norman Cohn

Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt is a historical study of the beliefs regarding European witchcraft in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, with particular reference to the development of the witches' sabbat and its influence on the witch …

21675. 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.

21676. The cat of Bubastes

G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt is a historical novel for young people by British author G.A. Henty. It is the story of a young prince who becomes a slave when the Egyptians conquer his people, then is made a fugitive when his master accidentally kills a sacred cat. …

21678. Birth of an Age

James BeauSeigneur

Birth of an Age is the second third of the Christ Clone Trilogy, by James BeauSeigneur. This book primarily chronicles the Trumpet Judgements as foretold in the Book of Revelation. Other biblical prophecies from the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel are depicted. As with …

21679. Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants

Rob MacGregor

Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants is the second 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. Published on May 1, 1991, it is preceded by Indiana Jones and the …

21680. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Charles Darwin

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by Charles Darwin, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour. It was published thirteen years after On the Origin of Species and alongside his 1871 book The Descent of Man, it is Darwin's …

21681. Orpheus Emerged

Jack Kerouac

Orpheus Emerged is a novella written by Jack Kerouac in 1945 when he was at Columbia University. The novella was discovered after his death and published in 2002. Orpheus Emerged chronicles the passions, conflicts, and dreams of a group of bohemians searching for truth while …

21682. The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: …

Ronald Hutton

The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy is a book of religious history and archaeology written by the English historian Ronald Hutton, first published by Blackwell in 1991. It was the first published synthesis of the entirety of pre-Christian …

21683. And All Between

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

And All Between is a science fiction/fantasy novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the second book in the Green Sky Trilogy. The book's title comes from one of the Green-sky chants, containing the phrase "And all between becomes among, / And they are we and old is young, / And earth …

21684. The Red Magician

Lisa Goldstein

The Red Magician is a novel written by Lisa Goldstein.

21686. The Next Fifty Years

John Brockman

The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century is a 2002 collection of essays by twenty-five well-known scientists, edited by Edge Foundation founder John Brockman, who wrote the introduction. The essays contain speculation by the authors about the …

21687. 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.

21690. 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 …

21691. Tarzan and the City of Gold

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the City of Gold is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the sixteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Argosy from March through April 1932.

21692. The Friendly Persuasion

Jessamyn West

The Friendly Persuasion is an American novel published in 1945 by Jessamyn West. It was adapted as the motion picture Friendly Persuasion in 1956. The book consists of 14 vignettes about a Quaker farming family, the Birdwells, living near the town of Vernon in southern Indiana …

21693. 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 …

21695. The Night of The Hunter

Davis Grubb

The Night of the Hunter is a 1953 thriller novel by American author Davis Grubb. The book was a national bestseller and was voted a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award.

21697. 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, …

21698. A Fish out of Water

Helen Palmer

A Fish out of Water is a 1961 American children's book written by Helen Palmer Geisel and illustrated by P. D. Eastman. The book is based on a short story by Palmer's husband Theodor Geisel, "Gustav, the Goldfish", which was published with his own illustrations in Redbook …

21699. Star Trek Log One

Alan Dean Foster

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

21700. 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 …

21701. The Dancer Upstairs

Nicholas Shakespeare

The Dancer Upstairs is a 1995 novel by Nicholas Shakespeare. It is based on the Maoist insurgency of the 1980s in Peru, and tells the story of Agustin Rejas, a police Lieutenant, hunting a terrorist based on Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Shining Path. In 2002 it was given a film …

21702. Autobiography of Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling …

21703. 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 …

21704. The Corpse in Oozak's Pond

Charlotte MacLeod

Corpse in Oozak's Pond is an Edgar Award nominated book written by Charlotte MacLeod.

21707. 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 …

21709. 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 …

21710. 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.

21711. 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 …

21712. 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.

21713. 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 …

21715. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter

Tom Bissell

Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter is a 2010 non-fiction book by journalist and critic Tom Bissell discussing the social relevance and importance of video games as well as defending the medium against detractors. Bissell takes a slightly ambivalent stance towards the cultural …

21716. Absolute Certainty

Rose Connors

Absolute Certainty is a novel written by Rose Connors.

21718. The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

Enid Blyton

The Mystery of the Missing Necklace — is a book in the series of Five Find-Outers and Dog by Enid Blyton

21719. 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 …

21723. Trust Me

John Updike

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

21724. The Book of the Dun Cow

Walter Wangerin

The Book of the Dun Cow is a fantasy novel by Walter Wangerin, Jr.. It is loosely based upon the beast fable of Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from the story of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Book was named The New York Times Best …

21725. The Soul of Baseball

Joe Posnanski

The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America is a 2007 book written by Joe Posnanski about Buck O'Neil, an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s and 1950s. O'Neil's contributions to the game of baseball and his love for …

21727. Passage at Arms

Glen Cook

Passage at Arms is a book published in 1985 that was written by Glen Cook.

21728. Piece of Cake

Derek Robinson

Piece of Cake is a 1983 novel by Derek Robinson which follows a fictional Royal Air Force fighter squadron through the first year of World War II, and the Battle of Britain. It was later made into a television series. Although a work of fiction, the novel purports to be as …

21730. Moonwalk

Michael Jackson

Moonwalk is a 1988 autobiography written by American recording artist Michael Jackson. The book was first published by Doubleday on February 1, 1988, five months after the release of Jackson's 1987 Bad album, and named after Jackson's signature dance move, the moonwalk. The book …

21732. The Pagan Christ

Tom Harpur

The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light is a 2004 best-selling non-fiction book by Tom Harpur, a former Anglican priest, journalist and professor of Greek and New Testament at the University of Toronto, which supports the Christ myth theory. W. Ward Gasque described him as …

21733. Sorcerer's Apprentice

Tahir Shah

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

21734. Getting to Yes

Roger and Ury Fisher, William

Getting to YES: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In is a best-selling 1981 non-fiction book by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury. Reissued in 1991 with additional authorship credit to Bruce Patton, the book made appearances for years on the Business Week "Best Seller" list. …

21736. Hard Revolution

George Barna

Hard Revolution is a crime novel written by George Pelecanos and set in Washington, DC. The main character of the book is Derek Strange, a black rookie police officer. The story is a prequel to other novels featuring Strange as a private detective. The book begins in 1959 when …

21737. Warm Worlds and Otherwise

James Tiptree, Jr.

Warm Worlds and Otherwise is a short story collection by Alice Sheldon that, under her pen name James Tiptree, Jr., was first published in 1975. In its introduction, "Who is Tiptree, What is He?", fellow science fiction author Robert Silverberg wrote that he found the theory …

21741. Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

Charlotte Zolotow

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, written by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, is a 1962 picture book published by HarperCollins. It was a Caldecott Medal Honor Book for 1963 and was one of Sendak's Caldecott Honor Medal of a total of seven during his career. …

21743. No One Would Listen

Harry Markopolos

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller is a book by whistleblower Harry Markopolos about his investigation into the Madoff investment scandal and how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to react to his warnings. The book was released on March 2, 2010 by …

21745. The American pageant

David M. Kennedy

The American Pageant, initially published by Thomas A. Bailey in 1956, is an American high school history textbook often used for AP United States History, AICE American History as well as IB History of the Americas courses. Since Bailey's death in 1983, the book has been …

21747. 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. …

21748. 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 …

21752. Midnight Runner

Jack Higgins

Midnight Runner is a novel by Jack Higgins published in 2002. It is his tenth Sean Dillon novel.

21754. Kalimantaan

C. S. Godshalk

Kalimantaan is a novel by C. S. Godshalk offering a fictionalized account of the exploits of James Brooke in Sarawak in Borneo.

21757. The Man Who Was Thursday

G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book is sometimes referred to as a metaphysical thriller.

21758. Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the …

21759. 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 …

21760. 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 …

21763. The Island of the Mighty

Evangeline Walton

The Island of the Mighty is a fantasy novel by Evangeline Walton, the earliest in a series of four based on the Welsh Mabinogion. It was first published in 1936 under the publisher's title of The Virgin and the Swine. Although it received warm praise from John Cowper Powys, the …

21764. 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.

21765. Unforgettable

Cecily von Ziegesar

Unforgettable is the fourth book in The It Girl series, released in 2007. It was written by a ghostwriter with suggestions from Cecily von Ziegesar. Aimed toward young adults, it is a spin-off from the bestselling Gossip Girl series.

21768. The Gospel According to John

D. A. Carson

The Gospel According to John is a part of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the Gospel of John. It was published in 1990 and written by D. A. Carson, who is also the General Editor of the series. In 1992, Christianity Today …

21771. Shiloh

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Shiloh is a Newbery Medal-winning children's novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor published in 1991. The 65th book by Naylor, it is the first in a trilogy about a young boy and the title character, an abused dog. Naylor decided to write Shiloh after an emotionally taxing experience …

21774. Survival!

Gordon Korman

Survival! is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1984. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Imagination, Fantastic, Infinity Science Fiction, Future …

21776. 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.

21777. Marrying Buddha

Zhou Wei Hui

Her second semi-autobiographical novel of desire and lust in a new city far from China...According to the author, Marrying Buddha is the continuation of her first novel Shanghai Baby, the international bestseller which was banned in China and catapulted her to fame and notoriety …

21778. Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way …

John C. Bogle

The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of …

21779. 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.

21780. End of the Spear

Steve Saint

End of the Spear is a book written by Steve Saint. It was published in connection with the film of the same name. The book chronicles the continuing story that began with Elisabeth Elliot's 1957 bestseller Through Gates of Splendor. The book focuses on the Waodani tribe of …

21782. Werner Erhard

III Bartley William Warren Bartley III; William Warren Bartl …

Werner Erhard: The Transformation of a Man, The Founding of est is a biography of Werner Erhard by philosophy professor William Warren Bartley, III. The book was published in 1978 by Clarkson Potter. Bartley was professor of philosophy at California State University and had …

21783. The Siege of Mecca

Yaroslav Trofimov

The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda is a non-fiction book by Wall Street Journal correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov about the 1979 Grand Mosque Seizure in Mecca. Hundreds of Islamic radicals led by Saudi preacher Juhayman …

21784. The Steerswoman

Rosemary Kirstein

The Steerswoman is a 1989 fantasy/science fiction novel by Rosemary Kirstein. It follows the journey of Rowan, who is a Steerswoman in an age that is just beginning to gain technology and advancement, though most don’t understand it and those who do hoard the knowledge amongst …

21786. Things Not Seen

Andrew Clements

Things Not Seen is a 2000 first-person novel written by Andrew Clements and his third novel after Frindle and The Landry News. The story revolves around Bobby as he deals with his 'disease', tries to get back to normal, and even befriends a blind girl. The title is apparently …

21787. 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 …

21789. Pretty Little Liars

Sara Shepard

#1 New York Times bestselling seriesThis paperback box set includes the first four books in Sara Shepard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Pretty Little Liars, Flawless, Perfect, and Unbelievable. Set in ultra-trendy Rosewood, Pennsylvania, Pretty …

21790. Dragongirl

Todd McCaffrey

Dragongirl is a science fiction novel by Todd McCaffrey in the Dragonriders of Pern series that his mother Anne McCaffrey initiated in 1967. Published in 2010, it is the sequel to Dragonheart and third with Todd as sole author.

21793. A thousand tomorrows

Karen Kingsbury

A Thousand Tomorrows is the first book in the Cody Gunner series by Karen Kingsbury.

21796. Only Time Will Tell

Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell is a first part of the seven in Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer. The book was published worldwide in 2011. It was launched by Jeffrey Archer himself at Bangalore, India in March 2011, as the beginning of a global book tour.

21797. A Trick of the Light

Louise Penny

The #1 New York Times Bestseller"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ―Leonard CohenChristmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are …

21799. A Court of Thorns and Roses eSampler

Sarah J. Maas

Discover the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series in this gorgeous box set.When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only …

21800. The House of Hades

Rick Riordan

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way …



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