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.

2401. Forever...

Judy Blume

Forever... is a 1975 novel by Judy Blume dealing with teenage sexuality. Because of the novel's content it has been the frequent target of censorship and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000 at number seven.

2402. London

Edward Rutherfurd

London is a historical novel by Edward Rutherfurd published in 1997, which charts the history of London from 54 B.C.E. to 1997. The novel begins with the birth of the River Thames and moves to 54 B.C.E, detailing the life of Segovax, a curious character with slightly webbed …

2403. Desert Solitaire

Edward Abbey

"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEW Edward Abbey lived for three seasons in the …

2404. Kushiel's Scion

Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Scion is the 2006 novel by Jacqueline Carey, following on from the Kushiel's Legacy trilogy. It is the first part of the Imriel Trilogy, followed by Kushiel's Justice and Kushiel's Mercy.

2405. Isaac's Storm

Erik Larson

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History is a 2000 New York Times bestseller by Erik Larson presented in a non-fiction, novelistic style. The book follows the events immediately preceding, during, and after the 1900 Galveston hurricane. The book is …

2406. The Character of Rain

Amélie Nothomb

The Japanese believe that until the age of three, children are gods, each one a 'Lord Child'. On their third birthday they fall from grace and join the rest of humanity. Narrated by a child - from the age of two and a half up until her third birthday - this novel reveals that …

2407. Fablehaven

Brandon Mull

Fablehaven is a fantasy book written by Brandon Mull. The book was released on July 31, 2006. It is the first book in the Fablehaven series.

2408. Fortune's Rocks

Anita Shreve

Hester Prynne never had it so good! The year is 1899, and Olympia Biddeford, the headstrong daughter of a Boston Brahmin family, has decided to test the limits of her cloistered world. Spending the summer at her father's New Hampshire estate, the teenage heroine of Fortune's …

2409. An Equal Music

Vikram Seth

An Equal Music is a novel by Vikram Seth.

2410. Brimstone

Douglas Preston

Brimstone is a thriller novel written by American authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and published on August 3, 2004 by Warner Books. This is the fifth installment in the Special Agent Pendergast series and the first novel in the Diogenes trilogy that also includes Dance …

2411. The Liar

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel is by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic.Adrian Healey loves to lie. He does it all the time. Every minute, every moment. And worse, he does it wonderfully, imaginatively, brilliantly. He lies to …

2413. Born On A Blue Day: inside the extraordinary mind of …

Daniel Tammet

'Born On A Blue Day' is a fascinating and touching memoir from real-life Rain Man, Daniel Tammet, who has the extremely rare condition Savant Syndrome.

2414. Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in …

2415. Passage

Connie Willis

Passage is a science fiction novel by Connie Willis, published in 2001. The novel won the Locus Award for Best Novel in 2002, was shortlisted for the Nebula Award in 2001, and received nominations for the Hugo, Campbell, and Clarke Awards in 2002. Passage follows the efforts of …

2417. Boneshaker

Cherie Priest

Boneshaker is a science fiction novel by Cherie Priest which combines the steampunk genre with zombies in an alternate history version of Seattle, Washington. It was nominated for the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It won the 2010 Locus …

2420. The Atrocity Archives

Charles Stross

The Atrocity Archives is a book by British author Charles Stross, published in 2004. It includes the short novel The Atrocity Archive and The Concrete Jungle, which won the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novella. The stories are Lovecraftian spy thrillers involving a secret history of …

2421. The Visit of the Royal Physician

Per Olov Enquist

The Visit of the Royal Physician is a 1999 novel by the Swedish writer Per Olov Enquist. It is known as The Royal Physician's Visit in the United States. Against the backdrop of political turbulence and the enlightenment in the second half of the 18th century, the narrative …

2422. The Double

José Saramago

The inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve Tertuliano Máximo Afonso is a divorced, depressed history teacher. To lift his spirits, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video. Tertuliano watches the film, …

2423. One Shot

Lee Child

One Shot is the ninth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. The book title is based on "One shot, one kill," the military sniper's creed. The novel was adapted into the 2012 film Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise as the title character.

2424. Hold Tight

Harlan Coben

#1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. How much do parents really want to know about their kids? #1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. …

2427. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the …

2428. L'Assommoir

Emile Zola

The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877) is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. At the center of the story stands Gervaise, who starts her own laundry and for a time makes a success of it. But her husband soon squanders …

2429. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who …

Timothy Egan

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl is an American history book written by New York Times journalist Timothy Egan and published by Houghton Mifflin in 2006. It tells the problems of people who lived through The Great …

2430. Gone, Baby, Gone

Dennis Lehane

Gone, Baby, Gone is a 1998 detective novel by Dennis Lehane, his fourth in the series that features Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. In 2007, a film of the same name was released in theaters, directed by Ben Affleck.

2431. Cheaper by the Dozen

Frank B. Gilbreth

Cheaper by the Dozen is a biographical novel written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, published in 1948, It tells the story of time and motion study and efficiency experts Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and their twelve children. …

2433. Brilliance of the Moon

Gillian Rubinstein

Lian Hearn's third installment in the Tales of the Otori series Brilliance of the Moon brings a mystical and violent conclusion to the saga of Takeo Otori as he fulfills his destiny to reclaim the Otori lands. At the climax of Grass for his Pillow, Takeo's passion for his …

2434. Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising is a 2000 young adult novel written by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Set in post-Revolutionary Mexico and in California during the time of the Great Depression, it examines the plight of the Mexican farm workers as they struggle to adapt and survive in the United States. …

2435. Before I Die

Jenny Downham

Before I Die is a young adult novel written by Jenny Downham, first published by David Fickling Books in 2007. The novel follows the shortly ending life of Tessa, from her perspective.

2436. Dom Casmurro

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Dom Casmurro, written by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, was first published in Brazil in 1899. Like The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas and Quincas Borba, both by Machado de Assis, it is a masterpiece of realist literature. It is written as a fictional memoir by a distrusting, …

2437. Rose Daughter

Robin McKinley

Rose Daughter is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley, published in 1997. It is the second retelling of the tale that McKinley has written: the first being her 1978 story, Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast.

2438. HMS Surprise

Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. H.M.S. Surprise follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, …

2439. The Shock Doctrine

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less …

2440. Warbreaker

Brandon Sanderson

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made …

2441. Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

Sarah, Plain and Tall is a children's book written by Patricia MacLachlan, and the winner of the 1986 Newbery Medal, the 1986 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the 1986 Golden Kite Award. It explores themes of loneliness, abandonment, and coping with change. The …

2442. Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers

Whose Body? is a 1923 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, which introduced the character of Lord Peter Wimsey.

2443. Tripwire

Lee Child

Tripwire is the third book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It was published in 1999 by Putnam in America and Bantam in the United Kingdom. It is written in the third person.

2444. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

Orson Scott Card

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus is the first science fiction novel in a proposed Pastwatch series by Orson Scott Card. The book's focus is the life and activities of explorer, Christopher Columbus. Much of the action deals with a group of scientists from the …

2445. Chainfire

Terry Goodkind

Chainfire is the ninth book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth, and the first in a trilogy. It was nominated for the Prometheus Award.

2446. My Horizontal Life

Chelsea Handler

My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands is a best-selling book by Chelsea Handler that was released on May 12, 2005 by Bloomsbury USA. The book is a collection of stories about the author's various one-night stands. The book was a success that helped her to launch …

2447. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

Anne McCaffrey

Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It was the seventh book published in the Dragonriders of Pern series, more than twenty books by Anne and eventually her son Todd McCaffrey. With this book, McCaffrey jumped 1000 …

2448. The Ruby Knight

David Eddings

The Ruby Knight is a book published in 1990 that was written by David Eddings.

2449. Columbine

Dave Cullen

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school …

2451. Diplomatic Immunity

Lois McMaster Bujold

Fans won't find this surprising in the least, but Miles Vorkosigan--the plucky, short-statured hero of Lois McMaster Bujold's beloved series--is uniquely incapable of having an uneventful honeymoon. Between a racially fueled diplomatic dispute, the appearance of a hermaphroditic …

2452. The Sheltering Sky

Paul Bowles

The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of twentieth-century literature. In this intensely fascinating story, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures.A story about three American travelers …

2453. The Fifth Mountain

Paulo Coelho

The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho was published in 1996 and was his fourth major publication. The story is based on the story of Elijah from the Hebrew Bible. The focus is on Elijah's time in Zarephath. Much has been added to the simple Bible story by Coelho, including Elijah …

2454. The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying …

Steven Johnson

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World is a book by Steven Berlin Johnson in which he describes the most intense outbreak of cholera in Victorian London The book incorporated the idea of …

2455. The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Thornton Wilder

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder."On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five …

2456. Earth Abides

George R. Stewart

Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. The story was set in the United States in the 1940s, in Berkeley, California. Isherwood …

2457. The Fabric of the Cosmos

Brian Greene

As a boy, Brian Greene read Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus and was transformed. Camus, in Greene's paraphrase, insisted that the hero triumphs "by relinquishing everything beyond immediate experience." After wrestling with this idea, however, Greene rejected Camus and …

2458. De Avonden

Gerard Reve

De avonden is a 1947 novel by Gerard Reve. Reve wrote the book under the pseudonym Simon van het Reve. It was released on 1 November 1947. De avonden describes ten evenings out of the life of the 23-year-old office clerk Frits van Egters. The book is partitioned in 10 chapters …

2459. The Terminal Man

Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man is a novel by Michael Crichton about the dangers of mind control. It was published in April 1972, and also serialized in Playboy in March, April, and May 1972. In 1974, it was made into a film of the same name.

2460. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the …

Christopher McDougall

Book Description Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall …

2461. The Hard Way

Lee Child

The Hard Way is the tenth Jack Reacher novel written by Lee Child. It was published in 2006 by Delacorte Press. It is included among the majority of his novels written in the third person.

2462. Kane and Abel

Jeffrey Archer

Kane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer. The title and story is a play on the Biblical brothers, Cain and Abel. Released in the United Kingdom in 1979 and in the United States in February 1980, the book was an international success. It reached No. 1 on the …

2463. Open House

Elizabeth Berg

Open House was a 2000 novel by U.S. author Elizabeth Berg. It was also an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000.

2464. Hygiene and the Assassin

Amélie Nothomb

Amélie Nothomb is one of Europe's most successful and controversial authors. She wrote Hygiene and the Assasin, her first published novel, when se was only twenty-five, and it became an instant bestseller across Europe. Prétextat Tach, Nobel Prize winner and one of the world's …

2465. El plan infinito

Isabel Allende

“Allende is one of the most important novelists to emerge from Latin America in the past decade.”— Boston Globe “Allende is a genius.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review From Isabel Allende, the beloved New York Times bestselling author ofInés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, …

2467. The Complete Stories

Flannery O'Connor

The Complete Stories is a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. It was published in 1971 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It comprises all the stories in A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge plus several previously unavailable stories. …

2468. Amphigorey

Edward Gorey

The title of this deliciously creepy collection of Gorey's work stems from the word amphigory, meaning a nonsense verse or composition. As always, Gorey's painstakingly cross-hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball verse and prose. The first book of 15, …

2469. Truman

David McCullough

Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the thirty-third President of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular …

2470. Richard III

William Shakespeare

In The Tragedy of King Richard III, Shakespeare chronicles the rise and fall of one of history’s most repellent, and the theater’s most mesmerizing, figures. This Norton Critical Edition of Richard III is based on the First Quarto (1597) edition of the play with interpolations …

2471. The Late Mattia Pascal

Luigi Pirandello

Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life—only to find …

2472. At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson

Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2010: Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything) turns his attention from science to society in his authoritative history of domesticity, At Home: A Short History of Private Life. While walking through his own home, a former Church …

2473. Love That Dog

Sharon Creech

Love That Dog is a free verse piece written by Sharon Creech and published by HarperCollins. It is written in diary format, in the perspective of a young boy who resists poetry assignments from his teacher. The author drew inspiration from Walter Dean Myers' poem, Love That Boy. …

2474. Cry to Heaven

Anne Rice

In a sweeping saga of music and vengeance, the acclaimed author of The Vampire Chronicles draws readers into eighteenth-century Italy, bringing to life the decadence beneath the shimmering surface of Venice, the wild frivolity of Naples, and the magnetic terror of its shadow, …

2475. The Colorado Kid

Stephen King

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. Theres no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and its more than a year before the man is identified.And thats just the …

2476. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very …

Judith Viorst

"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, …

2477. The Concrete Blonde

Michael Connelly

The Concrete Blonde is the third novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch.

2478. The 4-Hour Workweek

Timothy Ferriss

The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason …

2479. Preacher Vol. 1

Garth Ennis

Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of the word, an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent …

2480. The Undercover Economist

Tim Harford

The Undercover Economist is a book by Tim Harford published in 2005 by Little, Brown. The book provides an introduction to principles of economics, including demand-supply interactions, market failures, externalities, globalisation, international trade and comparative advantage. …

2481. Inversions

Iain Banks

Inversions is a science fiction novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1998. Banks has said "Inversions was an attempt to write a Culture novel that wasn't."

2482. The Templar Legacy

Steve Berry

New York Times BESTSELLER -- "Exciting... hard to put down without reading one more page." - The Florida Times-UnionThe ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the …

2483. Mysteries

Knut Hamsun

The main character, like the title says, is a mysterious guy. Nagel arrives in a Norwegian town with plenty of money and goodwill, and though kind of an eccentric, seems to start to fit in with the local crowd. But it's almost as if Nagel only just landed on Earth, and while he …

2484. Daisy Miller

Henry James

Henry James is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to …

2485. The Areas of My Expertise

John Hodgman

In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although bestsellers such as Poor Richard’s Almanack and The Book of …

2486. Discourse on the Method

René Descartes

The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on The Method is best known as the …

2487. The Red Pony

John Steinbeck

Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. …

2488. The Secret Hour

Scott Westerfeld

The Secret Hour is a science-fiction fantasy novel written by Scott Westerfeld. It was published by EOS Books, a now defunct branch of HarperCollins, in 2004. It is the first book of The Midnighters Trilogy.

2490. Redemption Ark

Alastair Reynolds

Redemption Ark is a 2002 hard science fiction space opera novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. It is the second book in the Revelation Space series, and it continues the story of Nevil Clavain begun in the short stories "Great Wall of Mars" and "Glacial". The novel was named …

2491. Women in Love

D. H. Lawrence

From one of the 20th century's preeminent novelists and poets comes this passionate tale of romance amid the chaos of modern life. D. H. Lawrence's compelling account of two couples' search for romantic fulfillment is steeped in an edgy eroticism bordering on violence. The …

2493. Halting State

Charles Stross

Halting State is a novel by Charles Stross, published in the United States on 2 October 2007 and in the United Kingdom in January 2008. Stross has said that it is "a thriller set in the software houses that write multiplayer games". The plot centres on a bank robbery in a …

2494. Cat and Mouse

James Patterson

Cat and Mouse is the fourth novel in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. It revolves around Cross dealing with Gary Soneji, the villain of Along Came a Spider, and a serial killer known only as Mr. Smith.

2495. Ghost Story

Peter Straub

Ghost Story is a horror novel written by Peter Straub. It was published on January 1, 1979 by Coward, McCann and Geoghegan. The book was adapted into a film by the same name in 1981. The novel was a watershed in Straub's career. Though his earlier books had achieved a limited …

2496. The Running Man

Stephen King

Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman) crafted The Running Man early in his career, though after such mega-hits as Carrie and The Shining. A bit of a departure from the supernatural horror that is most frequently associated with his work, the novel describes a science fiction …

2497. Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick …

2498. The murder at the vicarage

Agatha Christie

The first Miss Marple novel.The first of a new-look series of audio books for the 21st century.Beautifully re-packaged with stunning new cover illustrations and design that rival some of the best jackets and audio collections out there! Story telling at it's best, that makes …

2499. A Certain Slant of Light

Laura Whitcomb

A Certain Slant of Light is a 2005 young adult horror novel by author Laura Whitcomb. The book was first published on September 21, 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Graphia imprint. Film rights for A Certain Slant of Light have been optioned by Summit Entertainment.

2500. Jazz

Toni Morrison

Jazz is a 1992 historical novel by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning American author Toni Morrison. The majority of the narrative takes place in Harlem during the 1920s; however, as the pasts of the various characters are explored, the narrative extends back to the mid-19th …

2501. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent …

2502. Shadow's Edge

Brent Weeks

Shadow's Edge is a fantasy novel written by Brent Weeks and is the second novel in The Night Angel Trilogy.

2503. Robots and Empire

Isaac Asimov

Robots and Empire is a science fiction novel written by the American author Isaac Asimov and published by Doubleday Books in 1985. It is part of Asimov's Robot series, which consists of many short stories and several novels. Robots and Empire is part of Asimov's consolidation of …

2504. Max Havelaar

Multatuli

When Max Havelaar was first published in Holland in 1860, it ignited a major political and social brouhaha. The novel, written by a former official of the Dutch East Indian Civil Service under the pen name Multatuli, exposed the massive corruption and cruelty rife in the Dutch …

2505. Undead and Unappreciated

MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unappreciated is the third novel in the Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson. The breezily written paranormal romance novel is told from the point of view of Betsy Taylor, reluctant Vampire Queen and not-so-reluctant shoe-hound, and introduces a major character to the …

2506. Water Method Man

John Irving

The Water Method Man is the second published novel by American novelist John Irving. A little-known fact about this novel is that Irving, for a time, considered making the "Old Low Norse" poem, "Akthelt and Gunnel", into his actual second novel. It was going to be called, Love …

2507. The Trumpet of the Swan

E. B. White

The Trumpet of the Swan is a children's novel by E.B. White published in 1970. It tells the story of Louis, a Trumpeter Swan born without a voice and trying to overcome it by learning to play a trumpet, always trying to impress a beautiful swan named Serena.

2509. Bridge of Birds

Barry Hughart

Bridge of Birds is a lyrical fantasy novel. Set in "an Ancient China that never was", it stands with The Princess Bride and The Last Unicorn as a fairy tale for all ages, by turns incredibly funny and deeply touching. It won the World Fantasy Award in 1985, and Hughart produced …

2510. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine is a non-fiction book by Michael Lewis about the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s. The book was released on March 15, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. It spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

2511. Gregor the Overlander

Suzanne Collins

Gregor the Overlander is a novel best classified as high fantasy; it was published in 2003, and the first book of The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins. It was received well by critics, named a Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice and one of New York Public Library's 100 Books …

2512. The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales is a book by Hans Christian Andersen.

2513. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

David Foster Wallace

In his startling and singular new short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence. Among the stories are 'The Depressed Person', a dazzling and blackly humorous portrayal of a woman's mental state; …

2514. Hawaii

James A. Michener

Hawaii is a novel by James Michener. Written in episodic format like many of Michener's works, the book narrates the story of the original Hawaiians who sailed to the islands from Bora Bora, the early American missionaries and merchants, and the Chinese and Japanese immigrants …

2515. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

John Gray

The legendary relationships guide that mothers recommend to their daughters, friends give as gifts and brothers steal from their sisters, MEN ARE FROM MARS AND WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS is inarguably the definitive book on having a happy relationship. 'A treasure', 'a bible' and 'an …

2516. Carry On, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

Meet the inimitable gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves ... From the moment Jeeves glides into Bertie Wooster's life and provides him with a magical hangover cure, Bertie begins to wonder how he's ever managed without him. Jeeves makes himself totally indispensable in every way, …

2517. The Narrows

Michael Connelly

The Narrows is the 14th novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, and the tenth featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. As Bosch crosses paths with FBI Agent Rachel Walling, the novel ties story elements left unresolved in The Poet and those from …

2518. Botchan

Soseki Natsume

Botchan is a novel written by Natsume Sōseki in 1906. It is one of the most popular novels in Japan, read by many Japanese during their school years. The central theme of the story is morality, but the narrator serves up this theme with generous sides of humor and sarcasm.

2519. A Touch of Dead

Charlaine Harris

A Touch of Dead is a collection of short stories from Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This title was released on October 6, 2009. This book only contains the short stories Harris has published in which Sookie Stackhouse is present.

2523. La Vie Sexuelle De Catherine M

Catherine Millet

A national best-seller that was featured on such lists as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly, The Sexual Life of Catherine M. was the controversial sleeper hit of the year. Since …

2524. Runaway

Alice Munro

Alice Munro has been accused of telling the same story over and over, and to a certain extent the characterization is true. Her subject matter is inevitably the vagaries of love between middle-aged people in some rural Canadian setting, trapped there by the combination of their …

2525. Soul Mountain

Gao Xingjian

As one of Gao Xingjian's characters remarks, if a fiction writer could know the true stories of the people he passes on the street, he would be amazed. Surely the Nobel laureate's own story, which forms the basis of Soul Mountain, is worthy of amazement. In 1983 Gao was …

2526. The Enchantress of Florence

Salman Rushdie

Amazon Best of the Month, June 2008: Trying to describe a Salman Rushdie novel is like trying to describe music to someone who has never heard it--you can fumble with a plot summary but you won't be able to convey the wonder of his dazzling prose or the imaginative complexity of …

2527. Nature Girl

Carl Hiaasen

Honey Santana—impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed “queen of lost causes”—has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She’s taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his …

2528. Horns

Joe Hill

Horns is a 2010 dark fantasy novel by Joe Hill and is the author's second published novel. The novel also incorporates elements of contemporary fantasy, crime fiction, and Gothic fiction. It employs the third-person omniscient, nonlinear narrative in telling the story of Ig …

2529. King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines is set in nineteenth century Africa. Allan Quartermain, hunter, is commissioned by the valiant Sir Henry Curtis and his jovial friend Captain Good to lead them to the fabled lost mines of King Solomon. In the company of these dauntless men we undertake the …

2530. The Twin

Gerbrand Bakker

The Twin is a novel by Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker. It won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010, making Bakker the first Dutch writer to win the award, one of the world's richest literary awards, with a €100,000 prize. Boven is het stil was published in 2006 …

2531. The Secret River

Kate Grenville

The Secret River, written by Kate Grenville in 2005, is a historical novel about an early 19th-century Englishman transported to Australia for theft. The story explores what may have happened when Europeans colonised land already inhabited by Aboriginal people. The book has been …

2532. Son of the Shadows

Juliet Marillier

Son of the Shadows is an historical fantasy novel by Juliet Marillier and the second book in the Sevenwaters Trilogy first published in 2000. It follows the path of Sorcha and Red's third child, Liadan, a girl who lives outside the pattern of the 'Fair Folk', also known as …

2533. The Waves

Virginia Woolf

One of Woolf’s most experimental novel, consisting of soliloquies spoken by the book’s six characters: Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis. A seventh character, Percival, also play an important role though the reader never actually hears him speak in his own voice. …

2534. The Number of the Beast

Robert A. Heinlein

When two male and two female supremely sensual, unspeakably cerebral humans find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies -- and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller coaster ride of adventure and danger, ecstasy …

2536. Black Notice

Patricia Cornwell

It's Christmastime in Richmond, Virginia, but no one seems merry--least of all Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, back for her 10th outing as a crime-solving coroner. Actress Kate Reading also returns, reading her third unabridged audio for Patricia Cornwell's death-drenched …

2538. At the Mountains of Madness

H. P. Lovecraft

At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in February/March 1931 and rejected that year by Weird Tales editor Farnsworth Wright on the grounds of its length. It was originally serialized in the February, March and April 1936 issues of …

2539. Daughter of the Empire

Janny Wurts

Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan. Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir. Now Mara, a young, untested …

2540. The March

E. L. Doctorow

As the Civil War was moving toward its inevitable conclusion, General William Tecumseh Sherman marched 60,000 Union troops through Georgia and the Carolinas, leaving a 60-mile-wide trail of death, destruction, looting, thievery and chaos. In The March, E.L. Doctorow has put his …

2541. A Monstrous Regiment of Women

Laurie R. King

The dawn of 1921 finds Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes’s brilliant young apprentice, about to come into a considerable inheritance. Nevertheless, she still enjoys her nighttime prowls in disguise through London’s grimy streets, where one night she encounters an old friend, now a …

2542. Life After God

Douglas Coupland

Life After God is a collection of short stories by Douglas Coupland, published in 1994. The stories are set around a theme of a generation raised without religion. The jacket for the hardcover book reads “You are the first generation to be raised without religion.” The text is …

2543. Empire of the Ants

Бернард Вербер

In the early 21st century, in a Paris rapidly turning tropical thanks to global warming, Jonathan Wells tries to get to the bottom (as it turns out, quite literally) of his Uncle Edmond's obsession with ants. Jonathan and his family have been left Edmond's basement apartment; …

2544. The Pyramid

Henning Mankell

The Pyramid is a collection of five short stories by Swedish crime fiction author Henning Mankell, first published in Sweden in 1999 and translated into English in 2008. It features his best-known character, police inspector Kurt Wallander. While it was written after the 8th …

2545. Days Are Just Packed Calvin and Hobbes

Bill Watterson

Zounds! Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's riotous imagination are all included in The Days Are Just Packed.Calvin, the self-proclaimed "Boy of Destiny," continues to save the universe with his alter egos, Spaceman Spiff and …

2546. Blood Canticle

Anne Rice

Anne Rice continues her astonishing Vampire Chronicles in a new novel that begins where Blackwood Farm left off - and tells the story of Lestat's quest for redemption, goodness, and the love of Rowan Mayfair. Welcome back to Blackwood Farm. Here are all of the brilliantly …

2547. Maya

Jostein Gaarder

A mysterious novel by the author of the international bestseller SOPHIE'S WORLD.A chance meeting on the Fijian island of Taveuni is the trigger for a fascinating and mysterious novel that intertwines the stories of John Spooke, an English author who is grieving for his dead …

2548. The Uplift War

David Brin

The Uplift War is a 1987 science fiction novel by David Brin and the third book of six set in his Uplift Universe. It was nominated as the best novel for the 1987 Nebula Award and won the 1988 Hugo and Locus Awards. The previous two books are Sundiver and Startide Rising.

2550. Cursor's Fury

Jim Butcher

Cursor's Fury is a 2006 high fantasy novel by Jim Butcher. It is book three of the Codex Alera novel series. It takes place approximately two years after the events in book two, Academ's Fury.

2551. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker

A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature from the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now."Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." --Time Now updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts …

2553. Tempted

P. C. Cast

Tempted is the sixth volume of the House of Night fantasy series, written by American P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. It was published in October 23, 2009 by St. Martin's Press, an extension of Macmillan Publishers. By February 2010, according to Publishers Weekly, it had already …

2554. The Big Bad Wolf

James Patterson

The Big Bad Wolf is the ninth novel in the Alex Cross series written by James Patterson and was published in November 2003. The novel was the seventh best-selling novel in 2004.

2555. I Shall Wear Midnight

Terry Pratchett

I Shall Wear Midnight is an Andre Norton Award-winning comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. It is the fourth novel within the Discworld series to be based on the character of Tiffany Aching. It was published on 2 September 2010 in the United Kingdom, and …

2556. Cetaganda

Lois McMaster Bujold

Cetaganda is a science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold, first published in four parts from October to December 1995 in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and published in book form by Baen Books in January 1996. It is a part of the Vorkosigan Saga, and was included in the …

2557. The Snack Thief

Andrea Camilleri

“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with …

2558. The Rebel

Albert Camus

The Rebel (French title: L'Homme révolté) is a 1951 book-length essay by Albert Camus, which treats both the metaphysical and the historical development of rebellion and revolution in societies, especially Western Europe. Camus relates writers and artists as diverse as Epicurus …

2559. Ladder of Years

Anne Tyler

"UTTERLY COMPELLING . . . WONDERFULLY SATISFYING . . . VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS."--Chicago Tribune BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a …

2560. The Penderwicks

Jeanne Birdsall

This series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Over one million copies sold, now with a bright new look! This summer the …

2562. The Problem of Pain

C. S. Lewis

The Problem of Pain is a 1940 book by C. S. Lewis in which he seeks to provide an intellectual Christian response to questions about suffering. The book addresses an important aspect of theodicy, an attempt by one Christian layman to reconcile orthodox Christian belief in a …

2563. Unnatural Exposure

Patricia Cornwell

Virginia Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has a bloody puzzle on her hands: five headless, limbless cadavers in Ireland, plus four similar victims in a landfill back home. Is a serial butcher loose in Virginia? That's what the panicked public thinks, thanks to a local TV reporter …

2564. A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches is a 2011 historical-fantasy novel and the debut novel by American scholar Deborah Harkness. It follows the story of Diana Bishop, an alchemical history professor at Oxford University who, after accidentally calling an elusive, long-thought-lost …

2565. The Lighthouse

P. D. James

A subtle and powerful work of contemporary fiction.Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed …

2566. Benny & Shrimp

Katarina Mazetti

The bestselling "offbeat, down-to- earth love story"(The Observer, London)- now available in the United StatesAn international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The …

2567. Have Space Suit—Will Travel

Robert A. Heinlein

Have Space Suit—Will Travel is a science fiction novel for young readers by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and published by Scribner's in hardcover in 1958. It is the last of the Heinlein juveniles. Heinlein made use of …

2568. Jaws

Peter Benchley

Here is Peter Benchley’s classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today.When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws …

2569. Shampoo Planet

Douglas Coupland

Shampoo Planet is the rich and dazzling point where two worlds collide -- those of 1960s parents and their 1990s offspring, "Global Teens." Raised in a hippie commune, Tyler Johnson is an ambitious twenty-year-old Reagan youth, living in a decaying northwest city and aspiring to …

2571. The Wordy Shipmates

Sarah Vowell

The Wordy Shipmates is New York Times?bestselling author Sarah Vowell?s exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop?s ?city upon a hill??a shining example, a ?city that cannot be hid.? To this day, America views itself as a …

2572. The Art of Happiness

Dalai Lama

Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and an increasingly popular speaker and statesman. What's more, …

2573. The Harlequin

Laurell K. Hamilton

The Harlequin is the fifteenth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery/erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton; it was released June 5, 2007.

2574. The Secret Scripture

Sebastian Barry

Recording the events of her life from a mental hospital as her hundredth birthday approaches, Roseanne McNulty considers returning to society when she learns that the hospital is about to close, but her situation is complicated by the possibility that Roseanne remembers her life …

2575. Danse Macabre

Stephen King

Danse Macabre is a 1981 non-fiction book by Stephen King, about horror fiction in print, radio, film and comics, and the influence of contemporary societal fears and anxieties on the genre. It was republished on February 23, 2010 with an additional new essay entitled "What's …

2577. The Oxford Murders

Guillermo Martínez

The Oxford Murders is a novel by the Argentine author Guillermo Martínez, first published in 2003. It was translated into English in 2005 by Sonia Soto. The story tells about a professor of logic, who, along with a graduate student, investigates a series of bizarre, …

2578. Italian Folktales

Italo Calvino

Italian Folktales is a collection of 200 Italian folktales published in 1956 by Italo Calvino. Calvino began the project in 1954, influenced by Vladimir Propp's Morphology of the Folktale; his intention was to emulate the Straparola in producing a popular collection of Italian …

2579. A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius …

Sylvia Nasar

How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical …

2580. Odd Hours

Dean Koontz

Odd Hours is the fourth novel in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. It was released on May 20, 2008.

2581. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

Chuck Klosterman

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story is a work of non-fiction written by Chuck Klosterman, first published by Scribner in 2005. The title is a reference to the 1973 song Killing Yourself To Live, by the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. It is the third book released by …

2583. Maximum Ride: The Final Warning

James Patterson

The Final Warning is the fourth novel in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. It was released in the US and in the UK on March 17, 2008.

2584. The Long Ships

Frans G. Bengtsson

Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson’s hero, Red Orm—canny, courageous, and above all lucky—is only a …

2585. Persuader

Lee Child

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child. You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon …

2586. A Great Deliverance

Elizabeth George

A Great Deliverance is a book by Elizabeth George.

2587. Jamaica Inn

Daphne du Maurier

Jamaica Inn is a true classic. After the death of her mother, Mary Yellan travels to Jamaica Inn on the wild British moors to live with her Aunt Patience. The coachman warns her of the strange happenings there, but Mary is committed to remain at Jamaica Inn. Suddenly, her life …

2589. Briar Rose

Jane Yolen

Briar Rose is a young adult novel written by American author Jane Yolen, published in 1992. The book was published as part of the Fairy Tale Series "Sleeping Beauty" of novels compiled by Terri Windling. The book won the annual Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature in …

2590. Seeking Whom He May Devour

Fred Vargas

The second book by a major international mystery writer: this "exciting and careful whodunit is well-executed, page turning crime fiction" (Publishers Weekly).A small mountain community in the French Alps is roused to terror when they awaken each morning to find yet another of …

2592. The Agony and the Ecstasy

Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy is a biographical novel of Michelangelo Buonarroti written by American author Irving Stone. Stone lived in Italy for years visiting many of the locations in Rome and Florence, worked in marble quarries, and apprenticed himself to a marble sculptor. A …

2593. Tomorrow, When the War Began

John Marsden

World War III becomes an unstoppable reality in the action-packed first installment of the Tomorrow series--an international bestseller in an eye-catching new paperback. When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. …

2594. Epileptic

David B.

L'Ascension du haut mal, published in English as Epileptic, is an autobiographical graphic novel by David Beauchard.

2596. The Library at Night

Alberto Manguel

Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. “Libraries,” he says, “have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and …

2597. Fear Nothing

Dean Koontz

Fear Nothing is a novel released in 1998 by the best-selling author Dean Koontz. The book is the first installment in what is reported to be a three-part series of books, known as the Moonlight Bay Trilogy, featuring Christopher Snow, who suffers from the rare disease called XP. …

2598. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Everyman's Library …

Giorgio Bassani

Giorgio Bassani's masterwork has Vittorio de Sica's 1971 film adaptation to thank for its dual success and obscurity. Not enough people know that this tale of a middle-class Jewish youth's obsession with the far more aristocratic Micol Finzi-Contini stems from a novel, not a …

2599. The Miracle at Speedy Motors

Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 9 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, …

2600. The Higher Power of Lucky

Susan Patron

The Higher Power of Lucky is a children's novel written by Susan Patron and illustrated by Matt Phelan. Released in 2006 by Simon & Schuster, it was awarded the 2007 Newbery Medal.



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