The most popular books in English
from 24201 to 24400

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.

24201. Shepherds of the Night

Jorge Amado

Shepherds of the Night is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1964 and published in English in 1967. Shepherds of the Night is really three long, interrelated short stories, sharing many of the same characters as well as bringing in characters from …

24202. 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 …

24204. The Union Club Mysteries

Isaac Asimov

The Union Club Mysteries is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimov featuring his fictional mystery solver Griswold. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1983 and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest imprint of Ballantine Books in 1985. …

24206. 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.

24207. 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.

24210. Book

Robert Grudin

Book: A Novel is a metafictional novel by Robert Grudin.

24212. Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That …

Ruy Castro

Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as The Girl from Ipanema (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), The Waters of March, and Desafinado are known around the world. Bossa Novaa number-one bestseller when originally …

24216. Last Drinks

Andrew McGahan

Last Drinks is a 2000 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Andrew McGahan. A stage version premiered at Brisbane's La Boite Theatre in August 2006.

24217. A Perfect Night to Go to China

David Gilmour

A Perfect Night to Go to China is a novel by David Gilmour, published in 2005. It won the 2005 Governor General's Award for English language fiction.

24219. The Duplicate

William Sleator

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

24224. Calix Stay

Niel Hancock

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

24229. X-Ray

Ray Davies

X-Ray was Ray Davies' first major attempt to write prose outside of his musical career as founding member of the British rock band the Kinks. Robert Polito calls it an "experimental non-fiction" and describes Davies as "a prose stylist of Nabokovian ambition."

24234. Letters to Jenny

Piers Anthony

Letters to Jenny is a collection of letters written by Piers Anthony to Jenny Gildwarg, a 12-year-old girl who was run over by a drunk driver on Dec 9th, 1988. The book also contains news of Jenny's progress after the accident.

24237. America's Great Depression

Murray Rothbard

America's Great Depression is a 1963 treatise on the 1930s Great Depression and its root causes, written by Austrian School economist and author Murray Rothbard. The fifth edition was released in 2000.

24243. The Twinkie Squad

Gordon Korman

The Twinkie Squad is a children's novel written by Gordan Korman published in 1992. The story follows the mis-adventures of Armando "Commando" Rivera, a feisty, popular basketball-obsessed hotshot who often gets in trouble with bullies and teachers; and Douglas Fairchild, the …

24246. The Tightrope Men

Desmond Bagley

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

24248. A New Life

Bernard Malamud

A New Life is a semi-autobiographical campus novel by Bernard Malamud first published in 1961. It is Malamud's third published novel.

24251. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5

Garry Kasparov

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

24252. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2

Garry Kasparov

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

24254. 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 …

24257. Abba Abba

Anthony Burgess

Abba Abba was published in 1977. It is English writer Anthony Burgess's 22nd novel. The theme is the last months in the life of John Keats. The sonnets of Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli that feature in the novel were translated by Burgess's Italian wife, Liana Burgess.

24258. Conversations About the End of Time

Umberto Eco

Conversations About the End of Time is a book by Stephen Jay Gould, Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean Delumeau.

24264. Where Dead Voices Gather

Nick Tosches

Where Dead Voices Gather is a book by Nick Tosches. It is, in part, a biography of Emmett Miller, one of the last minstrel singers. Just as importantly, it depicts Tosches' search for information about Miller, about whom he initially wrote in his book Country: The Twisted Roots …

24267. The Angel of the West Window (Studies in Austrian …

Gustav Meyrink

A complex and ambitious novel which centres on the life of the Elizabethan magus John Dee, in England, Poland and Prague, as it intertwines past and present, dreams and visions, myth and reality in a world of the occult, culminating in the transmutation of physical reality into …

24274. The Holder of the World

Bharati Mukherjee

The Holder of the World, is a novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It is a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, placing the story in two centuries. The novel involves time travel via virtual reality, locating itself in 20th century Boston, 17th century …

24278. Hannibal's Children

John Maddox Roberts

Hannibal's Children is the 2002 alternate history novel by John Maddox Roberts.

24283. The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Jimmy Breslin

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight is a 1969 novel written by Jimmy Breslin.

24284. The Prometheus Design

Sondra Marshak

The Prometheus Design is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath.

24285. Tarzan and the Forbidden City

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Forbidden City is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twentieth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan.

24286. 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 …

24288. 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 …

24292. The Green Child

Herbert Read

The Green Child is the only completed novel by the English anarchist poet and critic Herbert Read. Written in 1934 and first published by Heinemann in 1935, the story is based on the 12th-century legend of two green children who mysteriously appeared in the English village of …

24296. Rebuilding Coventry

Sue Townsend

Rebuilding Coventry is a 1988 novel written by Sue Townsend about a woman from Middle England who is accused of murdering her neighbour and goes on the run to London, and captures the zeitgeist of England in the 1980s. The protagonist is a self-described beautiful woman with the …

24300. Cold in July

Joe R. Lansdale

Cold in July is a 1989 crime novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

24301. Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul

Barbara Reynolds

Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul is a book written by Barbara Reynolds.

24303. Death to the French

C. S. Forester

Death to the French is a 1932 novel of the Peninsular War during the Napoleonic Wars, written by C. S. Forester, the author of the Horatio Hornblower novels. It was also published in the United States under the title Rifleman Dodd.

24304. Up the Junction

Nell Dunn

Up the Junction is a 1963 collection of short stories by Nell Dunn that depicts contemporary life in the industrial slums of Battersea and Clapham Junction. The book uses colloquial speech, and its portrayal of petty thieving, sexual encounters, births, deaths and back-street …

24308. A Writer's Diary

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

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 …

24309. In Search of a Distant Voice

Taichi Yamada

In Search of a Distant Voice is a novel by Japanese writer Taichi Yamada. It was first published in Japan in 1986, and was translated for English-language publication in 2006 by Michael Emmerich. The novel seems to be an elaboration on the dangers of emotional repression in …

24313. Real World Haskell

Bryan O'Sullivan

Real World Haskell is an O'Reilly Media book, ISBN 978-0-596-51498-3, about the Haskell programming language by Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen and features a rhinoceros beetle as its mascot. It won a 2009 Jolt Award.

24316. Witch's Sister

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Witch's Sister is a book published in 1975 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

24319. Seven Years

Peter Stamm

Alexander is torn between two very different women. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man could want: intelligent, gorgeous, charming, and ambitious. But when the seven-year itch sets in, Alexander soon finds himself rekindling an affair with his college …

24322. The Infinitive of Go

John Brunner

The Infinitive of Go is a 1980 science fiction novel by John Brunner.

24324. The Fallible Fiend

L. Sprague de Camp

The Fallible Fiend is a fantasy novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp, the third book of his Novarian series. It was first published as a two-part serial in the magazine Fantastic for December 1972 and February 1973, and subsequently expanded and revised for book …

24326. Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's …

Markus Wolf

The Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster is a book by Markus Wolf and Anne McElvoy.

24332. Crypt of the Shadowking

Mark Anthony

Crypt of the Shadowking is a fantasy novel by Mark Anthony, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the sixth novel in "The Harpers" series. It was published in paperback in March 1993.

24335. Letters from Italy (Classic, 60s)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe's account of his passage through Italy from 1786 to 1788 is a great travel chronicle as well as a candid self-portrait of a genius in the grip of spiritual crisis.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the …

24336. The Ferguson Rifle

Louis L'Amour

The Ferguson Rifle is a novel set in early 19th-century America, written by Louis L'Amour.

24339. 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 …

24341. The Morgue and Me

John C. Ford

The Morgue and Me is a book written by John C. Ford.

24355. The twelve little cakes

Dominika Dery

The Twelve Little Cakes is a memoir by Czech author Dominika Dery. It tells stories from Dery's life that take place from before her conception up until her late childhood, as well as detailing life in an Eastern bloc country. The story includes holidays to Semily in northern …

24359. Trouble Magnet

Alan Dean Foster

Trouble Magnet is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the twelfth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series. Although he is supposed to be searching for the planet-sized Krang weapons platform in the uninhabited Sagittarius sector, Flinx finds …

24371. 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 …

24374. 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.

24376. MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam is a novel by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, published on 29 August 2013. Maddaddam concludes the dystopian trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood. While the plot from these previous novels run along a parallel timeline, …

24377. Early Writings

Karl Marx

Written in 1833-4, when Marx was barely twenty-five, this astonishingly rich body of works formed the cornerstone for his later political philosophy. In the Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State, he dissects Hegel's thought and develops his own views on civil society, while …

24378. Part of the Solution

Ulrich Peltzer

It’s Berlin in the summer of 2003—sunshine for weeks on end, weather to fall in love. And that’s just what Christian Eich, the main character in Ulrich Peltzer’s acclaimed novel Part of the Solution, does; but that’s not all. Christian Eich, a thirty-something freelance …

24379. King Wren

Heinrich Mann

One of the greatest modern historical novels reissued on the Overlook Duckworth imprint; Young Henry of Navarre traces the life of Henry IV from the King's idyllic childhood in the mountain villages of the Pyrennes to his ascendance to the throne of France. Heinrich Mann's most …

24380. Anniversaries: From the Life of Gesine Cresspahl

Uwe Johnson

A translation of the first two volumes of Uwe Johnson's Jahrestage.

24381. The Captain of Köpenick

Carl Zuckmayer

Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voight wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. Luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city …

24382. Silence

Jan Costin Wagner

A prize-winning psychological crime thriller featuring melancholy Finnish detective Kimmo Joentaa.A young girl disappears while cycling to volleyball practice. Her bike is found in exactly the same place that another girl was murdered, thirty-three years before. The original …

24383. The weight of the world

Peter Handke

A combination of professional notebook and personal diary that records -- both in short, informal jottings and through more formal, extended meditations -- the details of Handke's daily life in Paris from November 1975 through March 1977. Along with references to such mentors as …

24384. 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 …

24385. Just Like That

Lily Brett

Winner of the New South Wales Premier's Christina Stead Prize for best Australian work of fiction in 1995."Lily Brett's third novel is about a happy marriage, the presence of death in life, the yearning for meaning and the realization that making sense of life is sheer farce. …

24386. My year in the no-man's-bay

Peter Handke

"There was one time in my life when I experienced metamorphosis." A novel that begins with a sentence like this and also features a main character named Gregor obviously has serious ambitions from the get-go. But readers of Austrian writer Peter Handke's previous fiction would …

24388. Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of …

John Curran [director]

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making is an Edgar Award nominated book.

24390. The Elected Member

Bernice Rubens

The Elected Member is a Booker Prize-winning novel by Welsh writer Bernice Rubens.

24391. The Titan

Theodore Dreiser

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

24392. 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 …

24396. Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began …

24400. Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology

Paul Broks

Into the Silent Land is a collection of case studies and short tutorials on neuropsychology, which is the science of analyzing the relationship between personality, performance, and the anatomical and physiological structure of the brain. Fusing classic cases of neuropsychology …



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