The most popular books in English
from 24001 to 24200

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.

24001. 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 …

24002. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2 is a book by Garry Kasparov.

24003. Lovecraft

L. Sprague de Camp

Lovecraft: A Biography is a 1975 biography of the writer H. P. Lovecraft by science-fiction writer L. Sprague de Camp, first published in hardcover by Doubleday in February 1975. A later hardcover edition was issued by Barnes & Noble in January 1996. The first paperback …

24004. November 1916

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

November 1916 is a novel by famed Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It is the sequel to August 1914, which concerned Russia's role in World War I. The novel picks up on the brink of the Russian Revolution, depicting characters from all walks of life — from soldiers and …

24006. 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. …

24007. The King's Fifth

Scott O'Dell

The King's Fifth is a children's historical novel by Scott O'Dell that was the inspiration for the cartoon TV series The Mysterious Cities of Gold. It describes, from the point of view of a teenage Spanish Conquistador, how the European search for gold in the New World of the …

24014. Psycho II

Robert Bloch

Psycho II is a 1982 novel that Robert Bloch wrote as a sequel to his 1959 novel Psycho. The novel was completed before the screenplay was written for the unrelated 1983 film Psycho II. According to Bloch, Universal Pictures loathed the novel, which was intended to critique …

24015. 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 …

24016. 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 …

24018. 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 …

24019. 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 …

24021. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen.

24023. The Hooded Hawk Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Hooded Hawk Mystery is Volume 34 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Charles S. Strong in 1954. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

24024. 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 …

24029. Ghost-Walker

Barbara Hambly

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

24030. Mr. Monk Goes to Germany

Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk Goes to Germany is the sixth novel by Lee Goldberg to be based on the television series Monk. It was published on July 1, 2008.

24031. Shadow Forest

Matt Haig

Shadow Forest is a children's novel by Matt Haig, published in 2007. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

24032. The Precipice

Ivan Goncharov

The Precipice is the third novel by Ivan Goncharov, first published in January–May 1869 issues of Vestnik Evropy magazine. The novel, conceived in 1849, took twenty years to be completed and has been preceded by the publication of the three extracts: "Sophja Nikolayevna …

24035. Calix Stay

Niel Hancock

Calix Stay is a book published in 1977 that was written by Niel Hancock.

24036. 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.

24039. 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 …

24040. Garan the Eternal

Andre Norton

Garan the Eternal is a collection of short fiction by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in a hardcover edition of 1,300 copies by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in December 1972. The first paperback edition was issued by DAW Books in March …

24041. A Pack of Lies

Geraldine McGaughrean

A Pack of Lies: twelve stories in one is a children's novel with metafictional elements, written by Geraldine McCaughrean and published by Oxford in 1988. It features a family antique shop whose new salesman tells historical tales to sell antiques. The stories vary widely in …

24042. The Butt

Will Self

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

24045. A Writer's Diary

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A Writer's Diary is a collection of non-fiction and fictional writings by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Taken from pieces written for a periodical which he founded and produced, it is normally published in two volumes: the first covering those published between 1873 and 1876, the second …

24046. Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion …

Stephen Jay Gould

The late Stephen Jay Gould was a man of strong opinions--and not just about evolutionary theory and paleontology, the subjects of fine books of his such as Ever Since Darwin and Wonderful Life. Just get him going on baseball, as readers of his long-running monthly column in …

24048. Chain of Attack

Gene DeWeese

Chain of Attack is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Gene DeWeese.

24054. The Fire

Caroline B. Cooney

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

24056. The Hunted

Elmore Leonard

The Hunted is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard. It was first published in 1977 and was initially named 'Hat Trick'.

24059. 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 …

24061. Knowledge and Decisions

Thomas Sowell

Knowledge and Decisions is a non-fiction book by American economist Thomas Sowell. The book was initially published in 1980 by Basic Books and reissued in 1996.

24063. 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.

24075. 30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead

Steve Niles

30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead is the first novel spinoff of the 30 Days of Night comic series. It is co-written by Steve Niles and Jeff Mariotte. Rumors of the Undead is set in between the original comic and the first comic sequel, Dark Days. It centers on FBI agents …

24078. 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.

24085. Zinky boys

Svetlana Alexievich

From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties - and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan …

24087. Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium is a 2012 dystopian young adult novel written by Lauren Oliver and the second novel in her Delirium trilogy. The book was first published on February 28, 2012 through HarperTeen and follows the series' protagonist as she explores the Wilds outside the walled …

24089. Revival

Stephen King

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: How does Stephen King do it? In book after book, writing long (Under the Dome, 11/22/63) or short (Joyland) he manages, nearly always, to tell a compelling story that is both entertaining and somehow profound, or at least …

24090. Professor Dowell's head (Macmillan's Best of Soviet …

Alexander Belyaev

When she takes the job and steps through the door of Professor Kern's laboratory, Marie enters a nightmare world she realizes she cannot escape. Instead of a promising medical career, she ends up in the middle of a fight for her life and sanity, where she can trust no one and …

24091. Preserve and Protect: A Political Novel

Allen Drury

Preserve and Protect is a 1968 political novel written by Allen Drury. It is the third sequel to Advise and Consent, for which Drury was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960, and is followed by two alternate sequels of its own, Come Nineveh, Come Tyre and The Promise …

24092. 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 …

24093. The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1905. It tells of a cat called Ribby and a tea party she holds for a dog called Duchess. Complications arise when Duchess …

24095. 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 …

24097. The Secret People

John Wyndham (John Beynon)

The Secret People is a science fiction novel by John Wyndham. It is set in 1964, and features a British couple who find themselves held captive by an ancient race of pygmies dwelling beneath the Sahara desert. The novel was written under Wyndham's early pen name, John Beynon.

24102. 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, …

24107. The Female War

Steve Perry

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

24108. The Armageddon Blues

Daniel Keys Moran

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

24111. What Work Is

Philip Levine

What Work Is is a collection of American poetry by Philip Levine. The collection has many themes that are representative of Levine's writing including physical labor, class identity, family relationships and personal loss. Its primary focus on work and the working class led to …

24112. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5

Garry Kasparov

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

24114. The Prince of Homburg

Heinrich von Kleist

Prince Friedrich of Homburg is the indisputable dramatic masterpiece of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811), a leading figure, along with Goethe and Schiller, among early German Romantics. Available until now only in verse translation, it has been newly rendered for the American …

24116. The Serpent's Shadow

Rick Riordan

The Serpent's Shadow is a 2013 fantasy adventure novel based on Egyptian mythology written by Rick Riordan. It is the third and final novel in The Kane Chronicles series. It was published by Disney Hyperion on May 1, 2012.

24117. The train was on time

Heinrich Böll

The Train Was on Time is the first published novel by German author Heinrich Böll. It dates from 1949. The book centres on the story of a German soldier, Andreas, taking a train from Paris to Przemyśl. The story focuses on the experience of German soldiers during the Second …

24118. A Trumpet in the Wadi

Sammy Michael

A Trumpet in the Wadi is a 1987 novel by Sami Michael. It details a love story between a Russian Jewish immigrant and an Arab woman in the Wadi Nisnas of Haifa. The novel has been adapted for the stage five times in Israel, as well as for a film in 2001. The film version of the …

24119. Short Letter, Long Farewell

Peter Handke

Short Letter, Long Farewell is one the most inventive and exhilarating of the great Peter Handke’s novels. Full of seedy noir atmospherics and boasting an air of generalized delirium, the book starts by introducing us to a nameless young German who has just arrived in America, …

24123. The Titan

Theodore Dreiser

The Titan is a novel written by Theodore Dreiser in 1914. It is Dreiser's sequel to The Financier.

24124. In the Heat of the Night

John Ball

In the Heat of the Night is a 1965 novel by John Ball set in the community of Wells, South Carolina. The main character is a black police detective named Virgil Tibbs passing through the small town during a time of bigotry and the civil rights movement. The novel is the basis of …

24126. The Mandelbaum Gate

Muriel Spark

The Mandelbaum Gate is a novel written by Scottish author Muriel Spark published in 1965. The title refers to the Mandelbaum Gate in Jerusalem around which the novel is set. In 1965, it won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize that year. In 2012, it was shortlisted for the Best …

24127. Letters to Felice

Franz Kafka

Letters to Felice is a book collecting some of Franz Kafka's letters to Felice Bauer from 1912 to 1917. Schocken Books acquired these letters from Felice Bauer in 1955, in addition to roughly half of Kafka's letters to Grete Bloch, Bauer's friend. Additional letters to Bloch …

24130. Philebus

Plato

The Philebus, is one of the surviving Socratic dialogues written in the 4th century BC by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Apart from Socrates, the primary speaker in Philebus, the other speakers are Philebus and Protarchus. But Philebus, who wants to defend the life of …

24135. The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West

Karl-Heinz Frieser

The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West is a book by Karl-heinz Frieser and John T. Greenwood.

24136. Nadirs

Herta Müller

Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical short stories by Romanian-German writer and Nobel laureate Herta Müller. The stories center on life in the Romanian countryside and the violent, oppressive atmosphere of Romania in the mid-20th century.

24138. The Outlaw of Torn

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Outlaw of Torn is a 1927 historical novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally published as a five-part serial in New Story Magazine from January to May, 1914. It was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1927. It was his second novel, his first being the science …

24140. Seven Days in New Crete

Robert von Ranke Graves

Seven Days in New Crete, also known as Watch the North Wind Rise, is a seminal future-utopian speculative fiction novel by Robert Graves, first published in 1949. It shares many themes and ideas with Graves' The White Goddess, published a year earlier.

24141. Win, Lose or Die

John Gardner

Win, Lose or Die, first published in 1989, was the eighth 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 Hodder and Stoughton and in the United States by …

24151. Before the Fact

Anthony Berkeley Cox

Before the Fact is a novel by Anthony Berkeley writing under the pen name "Francis Iles". Iles' novel is experimental in that it is not a whodunit: It does not take long to determine the identity of the villain and his motives. According to Colin Dexter, Before the Fact is a …

24155. The Coming Race

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The Coming Race is an 1871 novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, reprinted as Vril, the Power of the Coming Race. Among its readers have been those who have believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" is accurate, to the extent …

24160. Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that …

Arthur L. Herman

Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age is a book by Arthur Herman.

24161. Steel Gauntlet

David Sherman

Steel Gauntlet is the third novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. In Steel Gauntlet, St. Cyr, a maniacal sadist who has reinvented the doctrine of armored warfare has taken control of the planet Diamunde, and 34th FIST is …

24167. Orion in the Dying Time

Ben Bova

Orion in the Dying time is a 1990 novel by science fiction author Ben Bova. It follows Orion as he finds himself in the Neolithic having been sent there by the Creators who plan on him stopping the mad creature Set in his grandiose plans to destroy human kind and to repopulate …

24168. The Tightrope Men

Desmond Bagley

The Tightrope Men is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1973.

24171. 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 …

24173. The Greenstone Grail

Jan Siegel

The Greenstone Grail is a book published in 2004 that was written by Jan Siegel.

24174. The King of the Golden River

John Ruskin

The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers: A Legend of Stiria by John Ruskin was originally written in 1841 for the twelve-year-old Effie Gray, whom Ruskin later married. It was published in book form in 1851, and became an early Victorian classic which sold out three …

24175. The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish …

Ernest Hemingway

The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War is a collection of works by Ernest Hemingway. It contains Hemingway's only full length play, The Fifth Column, which was previously published along with the First Forty-Nine Stories in 1938, along with four unpublished …

24176. Ornamentalism

David Cannadine

Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire is a book by David Cannadine about British perceptions of the British Empire. Cannadine argues that class, rank and status were more important to the British Empire than race. The title of the work Ornamentalism is a direct …

24181. Song of the trees

Mildred D. Taylor

Song of the Trees is a 1975 novella by author Mildred Taylor. It was the first of her highly acclaimed series of books about the Logan family. The novella follows the time Mr. Anderson tried to cut down the trees on the Logan family's land. The story revolves around Cassie Logan …

24186. The Tragedy of the Moon

Isaac Asimov

The Tragedy of the Moon is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov. It was the tenth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, these being first published between March 1972 and July 1973. It was …

24189. The House by The Thames

Gillian Tindall

The House by The Thames: and the people who lived there is a 2006 book by British writer Gillian Tindall. A second edition was released in 2007 by Pimlico

24191. The Identity Matrix

Jack L. Chalker

The Identity Matrix is a 1982 science fiction novel written by Jack L. Chalker and published by Timescape Books. The work focuses on the body swap and enemy mine plot devices, as well as a background conflict between two powerful alien races.



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