The most popular books in English
from 23401 to 23600

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.

23402. Catalina

W. Somerset Maugham

Catalina is a novel written by W. Somerset Maugham and first published by Heinemann in 1948. Set in Spain during the Inquisition the novel is a satire on the power of the church. It was Maugham’s last published novel.

23404. Red Dog

Patrick Lane

Red Dog is a short story by Nancy Gillespie and a collection of anecdotes and poetry written by several people of the Pilbara region, chronicling the life and travels of the Red Dog. Colonel Cummings is documented as the Red Dog's original owner, and later John Stazzonelli took …

23430. Ode to Kirihito, Part Two

Osamu Tezuka

Kirihito Osanai is a young doctor who's just been introduced to the Monmow disease, which transforms humans into dog-like beasts and kills them within a month of the metamorphosis. While studying the pathology of the disease Kirihito himself becomes an unknowing guinea pig for …

23431. The Stones of Venice

John Ruskin

The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. "The Stones of Venice" examines Venetian architecture in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses …

23432. Blind Man with a Pistol

Chester Himes

Blind Man With a Pistol is a 1969 fiction novel by Chester Himes. It is the 8th book in the Harlem Cycle series.

23433. Little Boy Blue

Edward Bunker

Little Boy Blue is a 1981 semi-autobiographical novel by Edward Bunker that follows his journey into crime and deviance.

23434. Passage of Arms

Eric Ambler

Passage of Arms, by Eric Ambler, is a fast-paced thriller about the discovery of a cache of arms, abandoned by Communist insurgents in the Malayan jungle, and the later transfer of the arms via Singapore to Indonesia. The novel is structured as three connected stories. The …

23435. The Suicide Club

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Suicide Club is a collection of three 19th century detective fiction short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson that combine to form a single narrative. First published in the London Magazine in 1878, they were collected and republished in the first volume of the New Arabian …

23437. The Stars are Also Fire

Poul Anderson

The Stars Are Also Fire is a book published in 1994 that was written by Poul Anderson.

23439. A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag

Gordon Korman

A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag is a novel by Gordon Korman, a Canadian-born author who now lives in New York City. The main characters are Raymond Jardine and Sean Delancy. Sean is a popular student, a starter on the high school basketball team. Raymond Jardine is the …

23440. Jill the Reckless

P. G. Wodehouse

Jill The Reckless is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on October 8, 1920 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, on 4 July 1921. It was serialised in Collier's between 10 April and 28 August 1920, in …

23442. The Twyborn Affair

Patrick White

The Twyborn Affair is a novel by Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White, first published in 1979. The three parts of the novel are set in a villa on the French Riviera before the First World War, a sheep station on the edge of Australia's Snowy Mountains in the inter-war …

23443. Winner Take Nothing

Ernest Hemingway

Winner Take Nothing is a 1933 collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's third and final collection of stories, it was published four years after A Farewell to Arms, and a year after his non-fiction book about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon. The volume …

23446. After the war

Carol Matas

After the War is a novel written by author Carol Matas. The book was published by Simon and Schuster and released in 1997.

23447. Fire Time

Poul Anderson

Fire Time is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, first published in 1974. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1975.

23448. R-T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH

Jane Leslie Conly

R-T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH is a sequel to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and it continues the story after the end of Racso and the Rats of NIMH. It was written by Jane Leslie Conly, the daughter of the author for the original book.

23449. The Cambridge Quintet

John L. Casti

The Cambridge Quintet is a book written by John L. Casti and published by Helix Books/Addison Wesley in 1998.

23452. Donald Duk

Frank Chin

Donald Duk is a coming-of-age novel written by Frank Chin and was first published in February 1991. It is about an eleven-year-old boy named Donald Duk dealing with the struggles of cultural identity as he learns to accept himself for who he is.

23456. To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei

George Takei

To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu is an autobiography by actor George Takei, first published by Pocket Books in 1994. Takei describes his early childhood and the time his family spent in Japanese American internment, and experiences which …

23459. Tarzan and the Foreign Legion

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Foreign Legion is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-second in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The book, written June–September 1944 while Burroughs was living in Honolulu and published in 1947, was the last new work by …

23461. Bloodthirst

Jeanne Kalogridis

Bloodthirst is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by J.M. Dillard, published by Pocket Books. The novel's story focuses on a manmade virus which causes its victims to suffer many of the characteristics of vampires, including light sensitivity and a thirst for blood.

23462. Mr. Monk is Miserable

Lee Goldberg

Based on the hit USA network series- from edgar(r) Award - nominated Monk screenwriter lee GoldbergAdrian Monk and his assistant Natalie are in Paris, touring the shadowy catacombs that wind beneath the city streets, lined with millions of centuries-old human bones. Of course, …

23463. The Whole Man

John Brunner

The Whole Man is a 1964 science fiction novel by John Brunner. It was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1965. This novel is often considered a turning point in Brunner's career, a step up from the space operas he'd been turning out as Ace Doubles and pointing towards …

23468. Night Walker

Donald Hamilton

Who was he, really, under the bandages?When Navy Lieutenant David Young came to in a hospital bed, his face was covered with bandages and the nurses were calling him by a strangers name. But Davids nightmare was only beginning. Because the man they believed him to be was …

23474. Miami

Joan Didion

Miami is a 1987 book of social and political analysis by Joan Didion. Didion begins, "Havana vanities come to dust in Miami." The book is an extended report on the generation of Cubans who landed in exile in Miami following the overthrow of President Batista January 1, 1959 and …

23475. The Sword of Rhiannon

Leigh Brackett

The Sword of Rhiannon is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, set in her usual venue of Mars. A 1942 Brackett story, "The Sorcerer of Rhiannon", also uses the name; however, it is the name of a place rather than a character.

23477. Nightflyers

George Martin

Nightflyers is the title of a 1980 novella by George R. R. Martin, a 1985 short story collection by the same author that includes the novella, and a 1987 science fiction-horror film based on that novella.

23478. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain

Justin Kaplan

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography is a book by Justin Kaplan.

23479. Black Ajax

George MacDonald Fraser

Black Ajax is a historical novel by George MacDonald Fraser based on the career of Tom Molineaux. The father of Harry Flashman appears as a major character although the book is not part of the official Flashman series. As in those novels, several real life characters are …

23481. The Bulgari Connection

Fay Weldon

The Bulgari Connection is a 2001 novel by Fay Weldon that became notorious for its commercial tie-in: in exchange for £18,000 from the jeweler Bulgari, Weldon was required to mention the name of the jeweler at least 12 times - which was more than exceeded by the author. The 34 …

23482. Men, Martians and Machines

Eric Frank Russell

Men, Martians and Machines is a collection of science-fiction short stories by the British writer Eric Frank Russell. It was first published in 1955.

23483. The science of Star wars

Jeanne Cavelos

The Science of Star Wars is a nonfiction popular science book written by former NASA astrophysicist Jeanne Cavelos first published on April 15, 1999 by St. Martin's Press. The book uses fictional characters, worlds, and technology from the Star Wars universe as starting points …

23484. Tanar of Pellucidar

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tanar of Pellucidar is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third in his series set in the interior world of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a six-part serial in The Blue Book Magazine from March–August 1929. It was first published in book form in hardcover by …

23485. Lord Darcy Investigates

Randall Garrett

Lord Darcy Investigates is a collection of short stories by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy. It was first published in paperback in 1981 by Ace Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since. It was later gathered together with Murder …

23491. Once a Mouse

Marcia Brown

Once a Mouse is a 1961 book by Marcia Brown. Released by Scribner Press, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1962, Brown's second honor.

23499. Bare-faced Messiah

Russell Miller

Bare-faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard is a posthumous biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard by British journalist Russell Miller. First published in the United Kingdom on 26 October 1987, the book takes a critical perspective, challenging the Church of …

23505. The Borderkind

Christopher Golden

The Borderkind is a book published in 2007 that was written by Christopher Golden.

23506. Patterns of Force

Michael Reaves

Patterns of Force is the third book in Michael Reaves' series Coruscant Nights. It was released on January 27, 2009.

23510. Act One: An Autobiography

Moss Hart

Act One is an autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart.

23511. God Game

Andrew Greeley

God Game is the title of a science fiction novel by Rev. Andrew M. Greeley which was first published in 1986. It was published in hardcover by Warner Books with a paperback edition by Tor Books following in 1987.

23516. Missing Abby

Lee Weatherly

WHEN 13-YEAR-OLD EMMA bumps into her old friend Abby on the bus one Saturday afternoon, she later realizes that she was the last person to see Abby before her mysterious disappearance. Amidst the media frenzy and everyone’s struggle to come to terms with the possibility of …

23518. The Fabulous Clipjoint

Fredric Brown

The Fabulous Clipjoint, first published in book form in 1947, is the first full-length novel by writer Fredric Brown, who had honed his craft by publishing hundreds of short stories in the pulp magazines of the day. The Fabulous Clipjoint is also the first of seven detective …

23523. The Evil That Men Do

Nancy Holder

The Evil That Men Do is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

23524. Dangerous Girls

R. L. Stine

Dangerous Girls is the first novel in the Dangerous Girls series by R. L. Stine. First published in 2003, the novel was followed by a sequel, The Taste of Night, in 2004. Dangerous Girls has won awards, including the ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and the New …

23528. Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages

Dean Koontz

Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages is a children's book written by Dean Koontz, illustrated by Phil Parks, and published by Warner Books in September 1988. The British edition was released in November 1988, and the paperback edition, which was only released in the United Kingdom, was …

23555. Astro Boy Volume 05

Osamu Tezuka

Half a century old, Astro Boy has once again taken America by storm! Created by the late, great Osamu Tezuka, Japan's "God of Manga," Astro Boy is the cornerstone of today's thriving manga and anime industries. Never before available in an English-language edition in the States, …

23595. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5 is a book by Garry Kasparov.



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