The most popular books in English
from 24601 to 24800

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.

24602. Nude Men

Amanda Filipacchi

Nude Men is the 1993 debut novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. At age twenty-two, she wrote it as her thesis for Columbia University's graduate creative writing program. It was published by Viking in hardback and by Penguin in paperback, and was translated into 13 …

24603. How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

John Cassidy

How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by economist and journalist John Cassidy, examines the history of economic theory and diagnoses the recent rise and fall of markets, particularly the housing bubble and credit crisis. How Markets Fail argues against unfettered …

24606. The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

Roger Penrose

The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind is a popular science book by British theoretical physicist Roger Penrose. The book was published by Cambridge University Press in 1997.

24615. The Age of Conversation

Benedetta Craveri

The Age of Conversation is a book by Benedetta Craveri.

24616. Images of Organization

Gareth Morgan

Images of Organization is a bestseller book by Gareth Morgan, professor of organizational behavior and industrial relations at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, which attempts to unveil organization via a number of metaphors. It was first published …

24618. A Game of Hide and Seek

Elizabeth Taylor

A Game of Hide and Seek is a 1951 novel by Elizabeth Taylor. It is a very human, ordinary and yet very extraordinary story, set in England between WWI and WWII and focused mainly upon Harriet Claridge and Vesey Macmillan. The relationship between these two and the effect it has …

24619. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey

Outlining seven key organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home, a companion volume to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People presents a step-by-step guide that includes in-depth exercises and solutions that teach the …

24621. Weaver

Stephen Baxter

Weaver is an alternate history and science fiction work authored by Stephen Baxter. It is the fourth and final novel in his Time's Tapestry quartet, which deals with psionic broadcast of history-altering content within trans-temporal lucid dreams.

24623. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

Ida Fink

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories, written by Ida Fink, is a collection of fictional short stories relating various characters to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. Originally written in Polish, it was translated by Madeline Levine and Francine Prose. The novel won the …

24625. Fool for Love

Sam Shepard

Fool for Love is a play written by American playwright/actor Sam Shepard. Some critics consider the play part of a quintet which includes Shepard's Family Trilogy: Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West. The quintet concludes with Fool for Love and A Lie of the …

24632. Puzzles of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

Puzzles of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimov, featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in January 1990, and in paperback by Bantam Books the …

24635. Hollywood vs. America

Michael Medved

Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values is a 1992 book by conservative film critic Michael Medved. Its purpose is an examination and condemnation of violence and sexuality in cinema, as well as other media, such as TV and rock music. Medved …

24636. The Last Opium Den

Nick Tosches

The Last Opium Den is an investigative journalism/travel book by Nick Tosches. It was originally an article in Vanity Fair, where Tosches is a contributing editor. Tosches travels the world seeking the titular establishment. He also spends time discussing the heroin/opium trade, …

24637. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of …

Charles A. Beard

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States is a 1913 book by American historian Charles A. Beard. It argues that the structure of the Constitution of the United States was motivated primarily by the personal financial interests of the Founding Fathers. …

24639. Mr Mulliner Speaking

P. G. Wodehouse

Mr Mulliner Speaking is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in the United Kingdom on April 30, 1929 by Herbert Jenkins, and in the United States on February 21, 1930 by Doubleday, Doran. All stories are narrated by the inexorable Mr …

24640. The Search for Roots

Primo Levi

The Search for Roots: A Personal Anthology is a compilation of thirty pieces of prose and poetry selected by Italian-Jewish author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi as part of an abortive project by his original Italian publisher Einaudi to identify the texts which most …

24641. The Laughter of Carthage

Michael Moorcock

The Laughter of Carthage is the second novel in the Pyat Quartet tetralogy of novels by Michael Moorcock. It was first published in 1984 by Secker & Warburg. It was written in tandem, one during the day, and one at night, with the second novel in the Von Bek series, The City …

24645. Half-Life

Aaron Krach

Half-Life is a debut novel by Aaron Krach. Published in 2004 by Alyson Books, the novel was nominated for a Violet Quill Award and was among the 2004 Lambda Literary Award finalists. It discusses young love, coping with death and the issues facing gay youth.

24646. Can't Pay? Won't Pay!

Dario Fo

Can't Pay? Won't Pay! is play originally written in Italian by Dario Fo. Regarded as Fo's best-known play internationally after Morte accidentale di un anarchico, it had been performed in 35 countries by 1990. Considered a Marxist, political farce, it is one of Fo's most famous …

24647. Confederates

Thomas Keneally

Confederates is a novel by the Australian author Thomas Keneally which uses the American Civil War as its main subject matter. Confederates uses the United States Civil War as a setting for a more personal conflict between neighbors. In the midst of the war's climactic battle -- …

24648. The Sublime Object of Ideology

Slavoj Žižek

The Sublime Object of Ideology is a book by Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek. The book, which Žižek believes to be one of his best, essentially thematizes the Kantian notion of the sublime in order to liken ideology to the experience of something that is …

24650. The Purple Decades

Tom Wolfe

The Purple Decades: A Reader is a collection of the non-fiction writing of Tom Wolfe, published in 1982. The book contains 20 pieces of Wolfe's best-known writing.

24652. Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

Michael Savage

Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions is the 20th book written by conservative radio personality Michael Savage. In the book, Michael Savage accuses liberals and leftists of making political moves that undermine the basic tenets of American life, including marriage, …

24655. Two Years Before the Mast

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946.

24656. The sacred mushroom and the cross

J.M. Allegro

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East is a 1970 book about the linguistics of early Christianity and fertility cults in the Ancient Near East. It was written by John Marco Allegro.

24657. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the …

David Brion Davis

Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World is a book by American cultural and intellectual historian David Brion Davis, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. It recounts the history of slavery in a global context. It was praised widely as a full and …

24661. Mr Cogito

Zbigniew Herbert

Mr Cogito is a literary work by the Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert.

24662. Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, The Golden …

Leszek Kołakowski

Main Currents of Marxism: Its Origins, Growth and Dissolution is a work about Marxism by political philosopher Leszek Kołakowski. Its three volumes in English are: 1: The Founders, II: The Golden Age, and III: The Breakdown. It was first published in Polish in Paris in 1976, …

24664. Book of Longing

Leonard Cohen

Book of Longing is the first new poetry book by Leonard Cohen since 1984's Book of Mercy. First published in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart, Book of Longing contains 167 previously unpublished poems and drawings, mostly written at a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy in California, …

24665. Daughter of Earth

Agnes Smedley

Daughter of Earth is an autobiographical novel by the American author and journalist Agnes Smedley. The novel chronicles the years of Marie Rogers’s tumultuous childhood, struggles in relationships with men, time working with the Socialist Party, and involvement in the Indian …

24666. Them Bones

Howard Waldrop

Them Bones is the first solo novel by science fiction writer Howard Waldrop. It was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1984, but lost out to William Gibson's Neuromancer; both novels were part of the third Ace Science Fiction Specials series edited by Terry Carr.

24667. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

Barbara Gordon

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can is a memoir written by Barbara Gordon.

24671. Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley

Heaven and Hell is a philosophical essay by Aldous Huxley published in 1956. Huxley derived the title from William Blake's book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. The essay discusses the relationship between bright, colorful objects, geometric designs, psychoactives, art, and …

24672. Bodyguard of Lies

Anthony Cave Brown

On June 6, 1944-D-Day-six thousand Allied ships, the largest fleet in history, arrived off the French coast to begin the liberation of Europe. To their enormous relief, the Allies had obtained complete tactical surprise; the Nazi eagle slept. D-Day, which could have been one of …

24674. Ride the Tiger

Heinz Klein

Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul is a 1961 book by Italian Traditionalist philosopher Julius Evola. The first English translation was published by Inner Traditions in 2003. In Ride the Tiger, Evola argues that the modern world has become totally …

24677. The Thirteenth Tribe

Arthur Koestler

The Thirteenth Tribe is a 1976 book by Arthur Koestler, in which he advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the historical Israelites of antiquity, but from Khazars, a Turkic people. Koestler's hypothesis is that the Khazars migrated westwards into Eastern …

24678. The Ship of Ishtar

Abraham Merritt

The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1924, it has appeared in book form innumerable times.

24680. Evolution's Darling

Scott Westerfeld

Evolution's Darling is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld. Darling is an artificial intelligence in search of an artist.

24681. Red Earth, White Lies

Vine Deloria, Jr.

Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact is a book by Native American author Vine Deloria, originally published in 1995. The book's central theme is to criticize the scientific consensus which has, in his words, created "a largely fictional …

24682. Psychomech

Brian Lumley

Psychomech is a horror novel written by Brian Lumley and published by Panther Books in 1984. This book is approximately 334 pages in length and focuses on the events in the life of Richard Garrison, a corporal in the British Royal Military Police, after meeting Thomas Schroeder, …

24685. Atlantis: Three Tales

Samuel R. Delany

Atlantis: Three Tales is a 1995 collection of three stories by Samuel R. Delany. The stories are "Atlantis: Model 1924", "Eric, Gwen, and D.H. Lawrence's Esthetic of Unrectified Feeling", and "Citre et Trans". The first edition, published by the Seattle small press Incunabula, …

24687. The Dog Said Bow-Wow

Michael Swanwick

"The Dog Said Bow-Wow" is a science fiction short story by American writer Michael Swanwick, published in 2001. It won the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and was nominated for the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. The Dog Said Bow-Wow is the title story of his 2007 …

24688. Take Back Your Government

Robert A. Heinlein

Take Back Your Government!: A Practical Handbook for the Private Citizen Who Wants Democracy to Work was an early work by Robert A. Heinlein. It was published in 1992 after his death in 1988. Originally entitled How to Be a Politician, the book was written in 1946 but never …

24689. Marilyn: Norma Jean

Gloria Steinem

Marilyn: Norma Jean is a biography of Marilyn Monroe by feminist Gloria Steinem. Published in 1988, the book features pictures by photographer George Barris and thus evokes Norman Mailer's 1973 controversial biography Marilyn that also essentially is a long essay on Monroe added …

24691. Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories

Gina Berriault

Women in Their Beds is a short story collection by Gina Berriault. It received the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 1997 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

24694. Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Charles Sheffield

“Truly a love story of the ages.”—The Orlando Sentinel “Will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—David Brin “One of the most imaginative, exciting talents to appear on the SF scene.”—Publishers Weekly “Ambitious, elegiac, and ultimately satisfying.”—San Francisco Chronicle Ana …

24695. The Xanadu Talisman

Peter O'Donnell

The Xanadu Talisman is the title of an action-adventure/spy novel by Peter O'Donnell that was first published in 1981, featuring the character Modesty Blaise. This was the tenth book to feature the character. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Souvenir Press.

24696. Tarzan's Quest

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan's Quest is a 1935/1936 story written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the nineteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Originally serialized in six parts, as “Tarzan and the Immortal Men”, in The Blue Book Magazine, from October 1935 to March 1936; the …

24697. The Leap

Jonathan Stroud

The Leap is a fantasy novel by Jonathan Stroud, published in 2001. It centres on a girl whose best friend drowns in a mill pool.

24706. The Sissy Duckling

Harvey Fierstein

The Sissy Duckling is a children's picture book written by noted actor Harvey Fierstein and illustrated by Henry Cole. It is 40 pages long and intended for children ages 5–8. It follows the story of Elmer, a duckling who is mocked for being a "sissy" but who ultimately proves …

24712. The Child Buyer

John Hersey

The Child Buyer is John Hersey's 1960 novel about a project to engineer super-intelligent persons for a project whose aim is never definitely stated. Told entirely in the form of minutes from a State Senate Standing Committee, it relates the story of the appearance and efforts …

24713. On heroes, hero-worship, & the heroic in history

Thomas Carlyle

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History is a book by Thomas Carlyle, published with James Fraser, London, in 1841. It is a collection of six lectures given in May 1840. 1. The Hero as Divinity. Odin. Paganism: Scandinavian Mythology 2. The Hero as Prophet. Muhammad: …

24714. Close to Critical

Hal Clement

Close to Critical is a science fiction novel by Hal Clement. The novel was first serialized in three parts and published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine in 1958. Its first hardcover book publication was in July 1964.

24715. Killing the second dog

Marek Hłasko

Killing the Second Dog is a novel by Polish writer Marek Hłasko. The novel, published in 1965, is the first in his so-called "Israeli trilogy", a series of novels following the exploits of Jacob and Robert, con-artists who prey on women.

24716. The Thief

Ruth Rendell

The Thief is a 2006 novella by British author Ruth Rendell, published in the Quick Reads series. As an entry in said series, it is of novella length.

24720. The Snow Tiger

Desmond Bagley

The Snow Tiger is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1975. The sub-title of the book quotes the ski pioneer Mathias Zdarsky: Snow is not a wolf in sheep's clothing – it is a tiger in lamb's clothing.

24722. A Cure for Cancer

Michael Moorcock

A Cure for Cancer is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is part of his long-running Jerry Cornelius series. The second novel of the sequence, is essentially a collage of absurdist vignettes, many of which first appeared in an eclectic …

24733. Dark Visions

Stephen King

Dark Visions is a 1989 horror fiction compilation, with three short stories by Stephen King, three by Dan Simmons, and one by George R. R. Martin. The book has also been issued, with the same seven stories, under the titles Dark Love, The Skin Trade, and Night Visions 5. Two of …

24738. The odd woman

Gail Godwin

The odd woman is the 1974 book written by Gail Godwin.

24739. The Garbage King

Elizabeth Laird

The Garbage King is a children's fiction book written by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Yosef Kebede. Laird was inspired to write the book after living and working in Ethiopia, where, in Addis Ababa, she saw children who lived on the streets who had inspiring abilities to …

24741. Politics Lost: From RFK to W: How Politicians Have …

Joe Klein

Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized By People Who Think You're Stupid, reprinted in 2007 as Politics Lost: From RFK to W: How Politicians Have Become Less Courageous and More Interested in Keeping Power than in Doing What's Right for America, is a 2006 book by …

24742. Poems and Other Stories

J. R. R. Tolkien

Poems and Stories is a compilation of some of the lesser-known writings of J. R. R. Tolkien released in 1980 by George Allen & Unwin and in 1994 by Houghton Mifflin.

24743. Ladysmith

Giles Foden

Ladysmith is Giles Foden’s second novel. It was published in 1999 by Faber and Faber.

24744. Dark Reflections

Samuel R. Delany

Dark Reflections is a novel by Samuel R. Delany, published in 2007 by Carroll & Graf, an imprint of Avalon Publishing Group. In 2008 it received a Stonewall Book Award and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction.

24745. Stealing Sacred Fire

Storm Constantine

Stealing Sacred Fire is a book published in 1997 that was written by Storm Constantine.

24750. The Flying Inn

G. K. Chesterton

The Flying Inn is a novel first published in 1914 by G. K. Chesterton. It is set in a future England where the Temperance movement has allowed a bizarre form of "Progressive" Islam to dominate the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales to the …

24751. The Food You Crave

Ellie Krieger

The Food You Crave is a 2009 JBF Awards winning book by Ellie Krieger.

24753. Cosmic Engineers

Clifford D. Simak

Cosmic Engineers is a science fiction novel by author Clifford D. Simak. It was published in 1950 by Gnome Press in an edition of 6,000 copies, of which 1,000 were bound in paperback for an armed forces edition. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in …

24754. Irish Lace

Andrew Greeley

Irish Lace is the second of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

24756. Rise of the Ogre

Gorillaz

Rise of the Ogre is an autobiography about the virtual band Gorillaz. Ostensibly written by the four band-members in collaboration with Gorillaz musician and official scribe Cass Browne, the book is 304 pages long and is extensively illustrated. It was released in the UK on 26 …

24762. Fire on the Water

Joe Dever

Fire on the Water is the second installment in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. It is the installment where Lone Wolf receives the legendary Sommerswerd.

24764. Sleeping Murder

Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in October 1976 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for £3.50 and the US edition …

24766. The Boo

Pat Conroy

The Boo was the first book by writer Pat Conroy. Written when Conroy was newly graduated from The Citadel in 1970, it is a collection of letters, short stories, and anecdotes about Lt. Colonel Thomas "The Boo" Courvoisie. As Commandant of Cadets at the Citadel, Courvoisie was a …

24770. Gears of War: Aspho Fields

Karen Traviss

Gears of War: Aspho Fields is a 2008 science fiction novel by Karen Traviss, set in the Gears of War universe. The novel is the first in a series of five and is considered canon material. Aspho Fields mainly focuses on the history of the characters and the battle at Aspho …

24772. The Great Redwall Feast

Brian Jacques

The Great Redwall Feast was written by Brian Jacques and illustrated by the well-known Redwall artist Christopher Denise. It was published in 1996.

24778. Red Midnight

Ben Mikaelsen

When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's village, they destroy everything in their path -- including his home and family. Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guatemala behind forever. So …

24779. Burning Tower

Larry Niven

Burning Tower is a fantasy novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It is a sequel to The Burning City, set some years after that novel concluded. It was published in 2005.

24780. Hugo Pepper

Paul Stewart

Hugo Pepper is a children's book written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

24782. Amber and Blood

Margaret Weis

Amber and Blood is the third novel in the Dark Disciple series by Margaret Weis.

24783. I Don't Mean to be Rude, but...

Simon Cowell

I Don't Mean to be Rude, but... is a 2003 autobiography book from popular television personality and music critic Simon Cowell. The book gives an insight into Simon Cowell's life as well as backstage gossip and tips on how to be successful.

24787. Traces

Stephen Baxter

Traces is a collection of short stories written by British sci-fi author Stephen Baxter. Unlike similar collections such as Vacuum Diagrams and Phase Space, it is not related to any particular series by Baxter. The book contains the following short stories: "Traces" "Darkness" …

24790. Midnight Rain

Holly Lisle

Midnight Rain is a paranormal romantic suspense novel by Holly Lisle, published in 2004, the first novel of this type Lisle has published. The protagonist of the novel is Phoebe Rain, a young woman who narrowly escaped being murdered by her ex-husband.



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