The most popular books in English
from 23801 to 24000

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.

23801. Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years

Margaret Mead

During her exceptional life Margaret Mead represented many things to the American public; sage, scientist, noncomformist, crusader for world peace, and archetypal grandmother. An enduring cultural icon for our century, she came to symbolize a new kind of woman, one who …

23802. Venus as a Boy

Luke Sutherland

In a room in Soho, a man is turning gold. His flesh, his organs, even his beautiful eyes, are being transformed by some shocking human alchemy into precious deadly metal. And the path to this curious and frightening predicament has itself been filled with incredible moments. It …

23803. The Real Cool Killers

Chester Himes

Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones get personally involved in a gang dispute in The Real Cool Killers, one of the most provocative cases in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. Many people had reasons for killing Ulysses Galen, a big Greek with too much …

23804. Pictures from the Water Trade

John David Morley

Pictures from the Water Trade: An Englishman in Japan — published in the US as Pictures from the Water Trade: Adventures of a Westerner in Japan — is a novel by John David Morley, a cultural investigation of Japan in the 1970s.

23805. A Bed in Heaven

Tessa de Loo

"The ordeal of Hungarian Jewry during WWII, survivor guilt, and the unbridgeable distances between people yearning to connect-these are the major motifs sounded in this brisk, elegiac second U.S. appearance by the Dutch author of The Twins. . . . A consummate dramatization of …

23807. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

Neil Gaiman

"The Sandman: The Dream Hunters" is a novella by English author Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano. The story is tangential to The Sandman comic book series, and can be read without prior knowledge of the main sequence. It won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated …

23808. The Forger

Paul Watkins

The Forger is a novel by Paul Watkins about a young American painter who comes to Paris in order to pursue a lifelong dream of the romantic life of a painter in the period prior to World War II. David Halifax, the aspiring artist, has been granted an all expense paid trip by a …

23813. Tunu

Kim Leine

23815. Ways of Escape

Graham Greene

Ways of Escape is ostensibly the second volume of autobiography by British novelist Graham Greene, first published in 1980, but it is not a conventional autobiography, concentrating more on the author's work than his life and often blurring the line between the two.

23817. The Face of War

Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) was a war correspondent for nearly fifty years. From the Spanish Civil War in 1937 through the wars in Central America in the mid-eighties, her candid reports reflected her feelings for people no matter what their political ideologies, and the …

23818. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

23819. The Influence of Sea Power upon History

A. T. Mahan

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and discusses the various factors needed to support and achieve sea power, …

23820. Summer and Smoke

Tennessee Williams

Summer and Smoke is a two-part, thirteen-scene 1948 play by Tennessee Williams, originally titled Chart of Anatomy when Williams began work on it in 1945. The phrase "summer and smoke" probably comes from the Hart Crane poem "Emblems of Conduct" in the 1926 collection White …

23822. Amnesiascope

Steve Erickson

Amnesiascope is a 1996 novel by Steve Erickson. Set in Los Angeles after a cataclysmic earthquake, the novel incorporates elements of other novels that Erickson had published, such as the silent film from his first novel, Days Between Stations. Though not a genre novel, it was a …

23824. Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in …

Richard Rorty

Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America is a book by American philosopher Richard Rorty. In this book, Rorty differentiates between what he sees as the two sides of the Left, a critical Left and a progressive Left. He criticizes the critical Left, …

23826. The Face of Trespass

Ruth Rendell

The Face of Trespass is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1974.

23831. The Female War

Steve Perry

The Female War is a book published in 1993 that was written by Steve Perry and Stephani Perry.

23833. The Armageddon Blues

Daniel Keys Moran

The Armageddon Blues is a book published in 1988 that was written by Daniel Keys Moran.

23835. Seductive Poison

Deborah Layton

Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple is a first-hand account of the incidents surrounding Peoples Temple, written by survivor Deborah Layton, a high-level member of the Peoples Temple until her escape from the encampment. The …

23836. Prison of Souls

Mercedes Lackey

Prison of Souls is a book published in 1993 that was written by Mercedes Lackey and Mark Shepherd.

23837. Night of Power

Spider Robinson

Night of Power is a novel by Spider Robinson. This is a speculative fiction tale about a race war that could have happened in New York. The book, written in 1984 although first published a year later, is set in the year 1996. The story revolves around an interracial family that …

23838. Wolfbane

edited by Frederik Pohl

Wolfbane is a science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, published in 1959. It was serialized in Galaxy in 1957, with illustrations by Wally Wood. In his review column for F&SF, Damon Knight selected the novel as one of the 10 best genre books of 1959.

23839. The Cancer Journals

Audre Lorde

The Cancer Journals is a 1980 book of non-fiction by Audre Lorde. It deals with her struggle with breast cancer.

23842. Empty World

John Christopher

Empty World is a science fiction novel written by John Christopher aimed at an adolescent audience. It was Christopher's eleventh such novel. The German station ZDF produced a TV adaptation of Empty World in 1987. An updated film adaptation of Empty World is currently in …

23848. The Last Starship from Earth

John Boyd

The Last Starship from Earth is a 1968 science fiction novel by John Boyd, and is his best known novel.

23850. The Scarlet Plague

Jack London

The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912. The story takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic, the Red Death, has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of …

23851. The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of …

David King

The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia is a 1997 book by David King about the censoring of photographs in Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union through silent alteration via airbrushing and other techniques. It has an introduction by Stephen …

23852. And The Dead Shall Rise

Steve Oney

And the Dead Shall Rise is a book written by Steve Oney.

23857. Seabird

Holling C. Holling

Seabird is a 1948 book for children and young people, written and illustrated by Holling Clancy Holling. The ship's boy on an 1830 whaling ship uses his years of off duty time and walrus tusks traded from an Eskimo to carve an ivory gull, which later serves as the family mascot. …

23859. T15 Tarzan Triumphant

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan Triumphant is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Blue Book from October, 1931 through March 1932. It should not be confused with the 1943 film …

23860. Mirror

Graham Masterton

It is said that a mirror can trap a person's soul...Martin Williams is a broke, two-bit screenwriter living in Hollywood, but when he finds the very mirror that once hung in the house of a murdered 1930s child star, he happily spends all he has on it. He has long obsessed over …

23861. Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties

Robert Stone

Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties is the 2007 memoir of novelist Robert Stone. The book is structured as a series of personal vignettes recounting Stone's global experiences covering approximately 15 years, from about 1958 to 1972. Stone begins this memoir during his final …

23863. The Copper Peacock

Ruth Rendell

The Copper Peacock and Other Stories is a short-story collection by British writer Ruth Rendell. The title comes from the 6th story in the collection, in which a copper bookmark in the form of a peacock is gift from a cleaner to her employer, the giving of which has significant …

23864. The Greening of America

Charles A. Reich

The Greening of America is a 1970 book by Charles A. Reich. It is a paean to the counterculture of the 1960s and its values. Excerpts first appeared as an essay in the September 26, 1970 issue of The New Yorker. The book was originally published by Random House.

23865. Night of Light

Philip José Farmer

Night of Light is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip Jose Farmer. A shorter version was published in June 1957 in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. The expanded version was first published in 1966 by Berkley Medallion with copyright reserved to the …

23866. A Feast Unknown

Philip José Farmer

A Feast Unknown is a novel written by American author Philip José Farmer. The novel is a pastiche of pulp fiction, erotica, and horror fiction. It was originally published in 1969, and was followed by two sequels, Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin. The book contains many …

23870. Terror and consent

Philip Bobbitt

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century is a work by Philip Bobbitt that calls for a reconceptualization of what he calls "the Wars on Terror." First published in 2008 by Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S. and by the Allen Lane imprint of Penguin in the U.K., Terror …

23871. The Gathering

Isobelle Carmody

The Gathering is an allegorical Australian young adults' novel written by fantasy author Isobelle Carmody. The book was published by Puffin Books Australia in 1993, The Gathering has sold over 70 000 copies in Australia and New Zealand alone. The book was a joint recipient of …

23872. The Duplicate

William Sleator

The Duplicate, published in 1988, is a science fiction novel for young adults written by William Sleator.

23873. Gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-Up …

Harlan Ellison

Gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-Up Generation is an early collection of short stories by Harlan Ellison, originally published in paperback in 1961. Most of the stories were written while Ellison was a draftee in the United States army between 1957 and 1959. These …

23875. Nothing Natural

Jenny Diski

Nothing Natural is the 1986 debut novel by Jenny Diski. It was initially published in hardback through Simon & Schuster and follows a young woman who enters into a sadomasochistic relationship with a charming and domineering man. The book received some backlash upon its …

23879. The Ratastrophe Catastrophe

David Lee Stone

The Ratastrophe Catastrophe is a book published in 2003 that was written by David Lee Stone.

23880. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Bei Jane Austen geht es wie immer ums Ehestiften, diesmal ist der Schauplatz der idyllische englische Badeort Sanditon. Als Charlotte Heywood dort eintrifft, gerät sie sofort in eine turbulente Gesellschaft. Als Jane Austen 1817 starb, war der Roman unvollendet. 1975 unternahm …

23881. The Dark Arena

Mario Puzo

The Dark Arena is the first novel by Mario Puzo, published in 1955. The book follows Walter Mosca, an American World War II veteran who returns to Germany for his girlfriend, Hella. The novel explores life in post-war Germany, a place where the standard currency is not the …

23882. The Godfather's Revenge

Mark Winegardner

The Godfather's Revenge, a 2006 novel written by author Mark Winegardner, is the sequel to The Godfather, The Sicilian, and The Godfather Returns. The story takes place from 1963–1964, and picks up the story from where The Godfather Returns left off. The novel deals with Michael …

23883. The Tyrant's Novel

Thomas Keneally

The Tyrant's Novel is a 2003 novel by Australian novelist Tom Keneally.

23890. Double, Double

Michael Jan Friedman

Double, Double is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Michael Jan Friedman.

23891. Ghost-Walker

Barbara Hambly

Ghost-Walker is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Barbara Hambly.

23895. The Far Shore of Time

edited by Frederik Pohl

The Far Shore of Time is a science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl which concludes The Eschaton Sequence and the adventures of Dan Dannerman, an American government agent of the near future who becomes involved with the discovery of advanced and warring aliens.

23896. The Rising

James Doohan

The Rising is the first of the three science fiction novels of the Flight Engineer by S. M. Stirling and James Doohan.

23897. Clade

Mark Budz

Clade is a science fiction novel written by Mark Budz, published in 2003. In Clade, an environmental disaster called the Ecocaust has caused sea levels to rise and causing additional strains on human resources. The government, in response, becomes more restrictive on human …

23902. Dear Nobody

Berlie Doherty

Dear Nobody is a realistic young-adult novel by Berlie Doherty, published by Hamilton in 1991. Set in the northern England city of Sheffield, it features an unplanned teenage pregnancy and tells the story of its effect on the teenagers and their families. Doherty won the annual …

23904. No Deals, Mr. Bond

John Gardner

No Deals, Mr. Bond, first published in 1987, was the sixth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape and in the United States by Putnam. It …

23906. The Saga of Erik the Viking

Terry Jones

The Saga of Erik the Viking is a children's novel written by the Welsh comedian Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman, and published by Pavilion in 1983. Foreman was commended for the annual Greenaway Medal by the Library Association, recognising the year's …

23907. The Butt

Will Self

The Butt is a satirical novel by Will Self, published in 2008.

23909. Nød

Are Kalvø

23917. Macrolife

George Zebrowski

Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia is a 1979 science fiction novel by American author George Zebrowski.

23920. Jesus, apocalyptic prophet of the new millennium

Bart D. Ehrman

Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium is a 1999 book by leading New Testament scholar Bart D. Ehrman. In it, he argues that Jesus was an apocalyptic preacher, i.e., his main message was that the end of history was near, that God would shortly intervene to overthrow …

23925. Brilliance of the Moon Episode 1: Battle for Maruyama

Gillian Rubinstein

Brilliance of the Moon Episode 1: Battle for Maruyama is a book published in 2006 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

23929. Landscape of Farewell

Alex Miller

Landscape of Farewell is a 2007 novel by the Australian author Alex Miller.

23931. Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes

Marguerite de Angeli

Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes is a book by Marguerite de Angeli.

23935. The Fire

Caroline B. Cooney

The Fire is a book published in 1990 that was written by Caroline B. Cooney.

23940. Moral Hazard

Kate Jennings

Moral Hazard is a 2002 novel by Australian author Kate Jennings.

23945. The Stone Giant

James Blaylock

The Stone Giant is James Blaylock’s prequel to his first published book, The Elfin Ship, and thus the end of a loose trilogy of comic fantasy novels including The Disappearing Dwarf. Although written some years after the other two novels, the setting once again features a mix of …

23954. The Shattered Sphere

Roger MacBride Allen

The Shattered Sphere is a science fiction book by the author Roger MacBride Allen. It is the second of The Hunted Earth series, preceded by The Ring of Charon.

23955. Night's Sorceries

Tanith Lee

Night's Sorceries is the fifth and final volume in Tales From The Flat Earth by Tanith Lee. It is a collection of novellas. It was nominated for World Fantasy Award's Best Anthology/Collection in 1988.

23960. Saga of Old City

Gary Gygax

Saga of Old City is a fantasy novel by Gary Gygax, set in the world of Greyhawk, which is based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

23961. Run Before the Wind

Stuart Woods

Run Before the Wind is the second novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods, written as a semi-sequel to his first novel Chiefs. It was first published in 1983 by W. W. Norton & Company The novel takes place in Ireland, a decade after the events of Chiefs. The story …

23964. Captain Nemo: The Fantastic History of a Dark Genius

Kevin J. Anderson

The novel follows Verne and André Nemo from their childhoods. Verne is depicted as being a sheltered, almost neurotic individual who is incapable of taking risks, while Nemo is adventurous and resourceful, especially after the death of his father. Both lust after the …

23966. Running from the Deity

Alan Dean Foster

Running from the Deity is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the tenth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

23973. The Eternal Flame

T. A. Barron

The Eternal Flame is the third book in The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy by T. A. Barron. It was preceded by Child of the Dark Prophecy and Shadows on the Stars. The hardcover version of this book was published by Penguin Young Readers Group in 2006.

23978. Design for Impact: 50 Years of Airline Safety Cards

Eric Ericson

Design for Impact: 50 Years of Airline Safety Cards is a book written by Eric Ericson and Johan Pihl.

23981. Family Ties

Danielle Steel

Family Ties is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Delacorte Press in June 2010. The book is Steel's eighty first novel.

23986. Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be

Jen Trynin

Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be is a book by Boston, Massachusetts-based musician Jen Trynin. The book chronicles her short career as a musician on Warner Bros. Records, from her start as an indie rock musician in Boston to her promotion of her album Cockamamie after its release …

23989. The Forlorn Hope

David Drake

The Forlorn Hope is a science fiction novel by David Drake.

23995. Debt

David Graeber

Now in paperback: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there …

23997. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope …

Katherine Boo

This enhanced eBook features exclusive video footage shot over the course of three years by the author and several children of the Annawadi slum.From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking …

23998. The Broken Eye

Brent Weeks

The Broken Eye continues the spectacular Lightbringer series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife. As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it …

23999. Red Country

Joe Abercrombie

A New York Times bestseller!They burned her home.They stole her brother and sister.But vengeance is following.Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch …

24000. The Priory of the Orange Tree

Samantha Shannon

'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist 'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst 'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy An enthralling, epic fantasy …



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