The most popular books in English
from 25401 to 25600

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.

25401. The MLA Style Manual

Achert & Gibaldi

The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing is the third edition of The MLA Style Manual, first published by the Modern Language Association of America in 1985. It is an academic style guide widely used in the United States, Canada, and other countries, providing …

25402. Too Far To Go: The Maples Stories

John Updike

Too Far to Go is a collection of short stories by the American author John Updike published in 1979 in conjunction with the showing of a two-hour television movie on the NBC network with Blythe Danner, Michael Moriarty, Kathryn Walker and Glenn Close. The linked stories focus …

25403. The Green Years

A. J. Cronin

The Green Years is a 1944 novel by A. J. Cronin which traces the formative years of an Irish orphan, Robert Shannon, who is sent to live with his draconian maternal grandparents in Scotland. An introspective child, Robert forms an attachment to his roguish great-grandfather, who …

25404. The Toll Bridge

Aidan Chambers

The Toll Bridge is a young adult novel by Aidan Chambers. Seventeen-year-old Piers leaves home to be a toll bridge keeper. He meets Tess and Adam. Piers is trying to escape the pressures of suffocating parents and a possessive girlfriend. Adam is a charismatic wayfarer who shows …

25409. The Shiralee

D'Arcy Niland

The Shiralee is the debut full-length novel by D'Arcy Niland. It was adapted into a movie in 1957 and a mini series in 1987.

25410. The Golden Keel

Desmond Bagley

The Golden Keel is the debut novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1963. Written in the first person narrative, the introductory biography of the protagonist is closely patterned after that of the author.

25411. In Bluebeard's castle

George Steiner

In Bluebeard's Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture is a 1971 book by George Steiner.

25412. Phantom Lady

Cornell Woolrich

Phantom Lady is a crime novel written by American author Cornell Woolrich under the pseudonym "William Irish". It is the first novel Woolrich published under the William Irish pseudonym.

25413. Jaws of Darkness

Harry Turtledove

Jaws of Darkness by Harry Turtledove is the fifth book in the Darkness series.

25414. Red Orc's Rage

Philip José Farmer

Red Orc's Rage is a recursive science fiction novel and part of the "World of Tiers" series of novels by Philip José Farmer. The plot of the book was inspired by the work of American psychiatrist A.James Giannini, M.D, who used earlier books in Farmer's series as role-playing …

25416. Slugs

Shaun Hutson

Slugs is a 1982 horror novel written by Shaun Hutson. In 1988 it was adapted as an American horror film of the same name. In this book, carnivorous slugs go on a rampage.

25417. The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness …

Adrian Tinniswood

The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England is a book written by Adrian Tinniswood.

25419. Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories

Sheridan Le Fanu

Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It was released in 1945 and was the author's first book to be published in the United States. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,026 copies. A …

25420. The Great Impersonation

E. Phillips Oppenheim

The Great Impersonation is a mystery novel written by E. Phillips Oppenheim and published in 1920. German Leopold von Ragastein meets his doppelganger, Englishman Everard Dominey, in Africa, and plans to murder him and steal his identity in order to spy on English high society …

25422. The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov, published in 1986, is a collection of 28 short stories by Isaac Asimov.

25424. The Body has a Mind of Its Own

Sandra Blakeslee

Popular science neuropsychology book focused on how the mind maps the body.

25425. The Coming of Bill

P. G. Wodehouse

The Coming of Bill is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published as Their Mutual Child in the United States on 5 August 1919 by Boni & Liveright, New York, and as The Coming of Bill in the United Kingdom on 1 July 1920 by Herbert Jenkins Ltd, London. The story first …

25427. A Different Flesh

Harry Turtledove

A Different Flesh is a collection of alternate history short stories by Harry Turtledove set in a world in which Homo erectus and various megafauna survived in the Americas instead of Native Americans. Turtledove was inspired to write the story by a Stephen Jay Gould article …

25428. Blade Runner (a movie)

William S. Burroughs

Blade Runner (a movie) is a science fiction novella by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs, first published in 1979. The novella began as a story treatment for a proposed film adaptation of Alan E. Nourse's novel The Bladerunner. A later edition published in the 1980s …

25434. The Left Hand of the Electron

Isaac Asimov

The Left Hand of the Electron is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov, first published by Doubleday & Company in 1972. It was the ninth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The title …

25439. In Darkness, Death

Dorothy Hoobler

In Darkness, Death is a book by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler.

25440. Dead Girls

Richard Calder

Dead Girls is the début novel by British science fiction author Richard Calder, and was first published in the UK in 1992 and 1995 in the US. The novel is the first in Calders 'Dead' trilogy, and is followed by the novels Dead Boys and Dead Things.

25441. The Paper Men

William Golding

The Paper Men is a 1984 novel by British writer William Golding. The protagonist in the novel is Wilfred Barclay, a curmudgeonly writer who has a drinking problem, a dead marriage, and the incurable itches of middle-aged lust. Barclay is irritated by a young professor, Rick …

25442. Henry VI, Part 3

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 3 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars …

25444. Neighbors

Thomas Berger

Neighbors is a 1980 novel by American author Thomas Berger. It is a satire of manners and suburbia, and a comment on emotional alienation with echoes of the works of Franz Kafka. Earl Keese’s character and situation begin realistically but become increasingly fantastic. Keese is …

25445. Bengal nights

Mircea Eliade

'La Nuit Bengali', French is a 1933 Romanian novel written by the author and philosopher Mircea Eliade. It is a fictionalized account of the love story between Eliade, who was visiting India at the time, and the young Maitreyi Devi. The novel was translated into Italian in 1945, …

25447. The Warriors

Sol Yurick

The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The crowd of …

25448. Cult Movies

Danny Peary

Cult Movies is a 1981 book by Danny Peary, consisting of a series of essays regarding what Peary described as the 100 most representative examples of the cult film phenomenon. The films are presented in alphabetical order, with each chapter featuring a story synopsis for the …

25449. Laws of form

Spencer-Brown

Laws of Form is a book by G. Spencer-Brown, published in 1969, that straddles the boundary between mathematics and philosophy. LoF describes three distinct logical systems: The primary arithmetic, whose models include Boolean arithmetic; The primary algebra, whose models include …

25450. Sword of Truth, Book 12: Omen Machine

Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell--in The Third Kingdom, the direct sequel to his #1 New York Times bestseller The Omen Machine.Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward …

25452. The Ganymede Takeover

Philip K. Dick

The Ganymede Takeover is a 1967 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick and Ray Nelson. It is an alien invasion novel, and similar to Dick's earlier solo novel The Game-Players of Titan. Dick later admitted that The Ganymede Takeover was originally going to be a sequel to his …

25453. The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior is volume 43 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Harriet S. Adams, the daughter of Edward Stratemeyer, in 1964.

25454. The Clue in the Embers

Franklin W. Dixon

The Clue in the Embers is Volume 35 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Almquist in 1955. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

25455. The Secret of Wildcat Swamp

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp is Volume 31 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by William Dougherty in 1952. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

25456. Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Harold Kushner

Overcoming Life's Disappointments is a 2006 book by Harold Kushner, a Conservative rabbi. Kushner addresses in the book the question of how to cope when disappointing things happen to you. He uses Biblical examples, such as how Moses coped with being denied entrance to The …

25459. C++ Primer

Stanley B. Lippman

C++ Primer is a book by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie and Barbara E. Moo meant for beginners to the C++ programming language.

25460. Vaporetto 13

Robert Girardi

Vaporetto 13 is a mystery novel set mainly in Venice, Italy, by Robert Girardi. The title refers to the Vaporetto, which is a motorized water taxi commonly used in Venice, Italy.

25462. Superman: Last Son of Krypton

Elliot S. Maggin

Superman: Last Son of Krypton is a novel written by Elliot S. Maggin and based on the DC Comics character Superman. It was published in 1978.

25463. Tarzan and the Castaways

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Castaways is a collection of stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. In addition to the title novella, it includes two Tarzan short stories. Of the three pieces, "Tarzan and the Jungle …

25464. Planet of Judgment

Joe Haldeman

Planet of Judgment is an early Star Trek novel, written in 1977 by Joe Haldeman. According to the author, he was approached for a two-book contract at the suggestion of Fred Pohl.

25466. Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke : Experiencing …

Susan Napier

Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation is a scholarly book which uses techniques of literary criticism on anime by Susan J. Napier published in 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan. It discusses themes of shōjo, hentai, mecha, magical …

25468. The Secret in the Old Lace

Carolyn Keene

The Secret in the Old Lace is the fifty-ninth volume in the Nancy Drew mystery series. It was first published in 1980 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It is about how Nancy can solve a mystery about a lace cuff with hidden messages. She must then travel to Belgium to solve the …

25472. The Immortals

Tracy Hickman

The Immortals by Tracy Hickman is a science fiction novel originally published in hardcover by Roc. The novel describes a future America in which a virus similar to AIDS has panicked the U.S. government into setting up internment camps to contain the sufferers. Published in …

25475. The Stray Dog

Marc Simont

The Stray Dog is a 2001 children's picture book by Marc Simont.

25476. The Troll's Grindstone

Elizabeth H. Boyer

The Troll's Grindstone is a book published in 1986 that was written by Elizabeth Boyer.

25478. Rufus M

Eleanor Estes

Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes is the third novel in the children's series known as The Moffats. Published in 1943, it was a Newbery Honor book. The title character is the youngest of four children growing up in a small town in Connecticut in 1918.

25480. Beyond the bedroom wall

Larry Woiwode

Beyond the bedroom wall is the novel written by Larry Woiwode.

25481. Conan the Liberator

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Liberator is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in February 1979, and reprinted in 1982; later paperback …

25483. Plum Pie

P. G. Wodehouse

Plum Pie is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 22 September 1966 by Barrie & Jenkins, and in the United States on 1 December 1967 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York. All stories except one belong to a large …

25484. Rough Cider

Peter Lovesey

Rough Cider is an Edgar Award nominated book written by Peter Lovesey.

25489. Tales from Gavagan's Bar

L. Sprague de Camp

Tales from Gavagan's Bar is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, illustrated by the latter's wife Inga Pratt. It was first published in hardcover by Twayne Publishers in 1953; an expanded edition retaining …

25490. Past Master

R. A. Lafferty

Past Master is a novel by science fiction writer R. A. Lafferty. It was first published in 1968, and was nominated for the 1968 Nebula award and the 1969 Hugo award. It is generally categorized as part of the New Wave of science fiction.

25495. When Clay Sings

Byrd Baylor

When Clay Sings is a book written by Byrd Baylor and illustrated by Tom Bahti.

25499. The Sea is Full of Stars

Jack L. Chalker

The Sea is Full of Stars is the ninth novel in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker.

25500. The Last Legends of Earth

A. A. Attanasio

The Last Legends of Earth is a 1989 science fiction novel by A. A. Attanasio, the fourth and final novel in his Radix Tetrad series. It contains the continuing story of the conflict between the humans, zōtl, Rimstalkers, other spatial dimensions, and time-travel/temporal …

25502. London labour and the London poor

Henry Mayhew

London Labour and the London Poor is a work of Victorian journalism by Henry Mayhew. In the 1840s he observed, documented, and described the state of working people in London for a series of articles in a newspaper, the Morning Chronicle, that were later compiled into book form. …

25503. Entoverse

James P. Hogan

Entoverse is a book published in 1991 that was written by James P. Hogan.

25504. Threshold

David R. Palmer

Threshold is a science fiction novel written by David R. Palmer and published by Bantam Spectra in December 1985. It was his second book published, following Emergence, and was intended to be the first book of the To Halt Armageddon trilogy.

25507. The Public and its Problems

John Dewey

The Public and its Problems is a 1927 book by American philosopher John Dewey. In this work, Dewey touches upon major political philosophy questions that have continued into the 21st century, specifically: can democracy work in the modern era? Is there such a thing as a "public" …

25510. The Wind's Twelve Quarters

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Wind's Twelve Quarters is a collection of short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, named after a line from A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad and first published by Harper & Row in 1975. Described by Le Guin as a retrospective, it collects 17 previously published stories, four …

25511. The Name of the Game Was Murder

Joan Lowery Nixon

Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the darkest secrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his story removed from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the survivors (along with the reader) are challenged to find both …

25512. Jennie

Douglas Preston

Jennie is a novel by American author Douglas Preston. The book was published on October 1, 1994 by St. Martin's Press .

25514. First the Egg

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

First the Egg is a New York Times bestselling children's picture book written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, published by Roaring Book Press in 2007. It was a Caldecott Honor Book in 2008 and also appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list …

25515. Minn of the Mississippi

Holling C. Holling

Minn of the Mississippi is an illustrated children's book by Holling C. Holling. Though short, it is more a novel than a picture book. First published in 1951, it received the Newbery Honor award the next year. The book tells the story of a snapping turtle that hatches near the …

25519. High life

Matthew Stokoe

“High Life is perhaps the greatest neglected masterpiece of true noir. I’ve never read anything like this, nor do I expect to.”—Ken Bruen, author of The Guards“Stokoe’s in-your-face prose and raw, unnerving scenes give way to a skillfully plotted tale that will keep readers …

25521. Take Me Out

Richard Greenberg

Take Me Out is a 2002 play by American playwright Richard Greenberg originally staged by Donmar Warehouse, London, with The Public Theater. It premiered Off-Broadway on September 5, 2002, at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, and made its Broadway debut on February 27, 2003, at the …

25525. The Merchants of Souls

John Barnes

The Merchants of Souls is a 2001 science fiction novel by John Barnes and the third book in the Thousand Cultures series.

25527. The Holy War

John Bunyan

The Holy War Made by King Shaddai Upon Diabolus, to Regain the Metropolis of the World, Or, The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul is a 1682 novel by John Bunyan. This novel, written in the form of an allegory, tells the story of the town "Mansoul". Though this town …

25541. The Cerulean Storm

Troy Denning

The Cerulean Storm is a book published in 1993 that was written by Troy Denning.

25542. What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of …

Julian Baggini

What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life is a book by Julian Baggini.

25543. The Legion of Space

Jack Williamson

The Legion of Space is a science-fiction novel by the American writer Jack Williamson. It was originally serialized in Astounding Stories in 1934, then published in book form by Fantasy Press in 1947 in an edition of 2,970 copies. A magazine-sized reprint was issued by Galaxy in …

25544. Ancient, My Enemy

Gordon R. Dickson

Ancient, My Enemy is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Doubleday in 1974. The stories originally appeared in the magazines If, Astounding, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Space Stories and Fantasy and Science Fiction.

25546. Conan the Barbarian

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Catherine Crook de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, a novelization of the feature film of the same name. It was first published in …

25548. Direct Descent

Frank Herbert

Direct Descent is a short science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It was based on the short story "Pack Rat Planet" published in 1954 in Astounding Science-Fiction.

25549. American Beauty

Zoey Dean

American Beauty is the seventh novel in the A-List series by Zoey Dean. It was released in 2006 through Megan Tingley Publishers.

25554. Queen Zixi of Ix

Lyman Frank Baum

Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak is a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Frederick Richardson. It was originally serialized in the early 20th-century American children's magazine St. Nicholas from November 1904 to October 1905, and was …

25557. Hung Out

Margaret Weis

Hung Out is a book published in 1998 that was written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.

25558. The Good That Men Do

Andy Mangels

The Good That Men Do is a Star Trek: Enterprise relaunch novel, which was released in March 2007.

25559. Dragon Steel

Laurence Yep

Dragon Steel is a fantasy novel by Chinese-American author Laurence Yep. It was first published in 1985 and is the second book in his Dragon series. In Dragon Steel, Yep decided to expand on the dilemma faced by exiled dragon princess Shimmer, that of how to govern, since she …

25562. The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White

Henry Wiencek

The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White, written by historian Henry Wiencek, was published in 1999 by St. Martin’s Press, and won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography.

25569. Lionclaw, a tale of Rowan Hood

Nancy Springer

Lionclaw, a tale of Rowan Hood is a book published in 2002 that was written by Nancy Springer.

25570. The Silver Child

Cliff McNish

The Silver Child is a book published in 2003 that was written by Cliff McNish.

25573. Grass For His Pillow Episode 2 : The Way Through The …

Gillian Rubinstein

Grass For His Pillow Episode 2 : The Way Through The Snow is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

25575. Rat Life

Tedd Arnold

Rat Life is an Edgar Award winning book by Tedd Arnold.

25576. Turning Point

Lisanne Norman

Turning Point is the first book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1993 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

25579. Science Made Stupid

Tom Weller

Science Made Stupid: How to Discomprehend the World Around Us is a 1985 book written and illustrated by Tom Weller. The winner of the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, it is a parody of a junior high or high school-level science textbook. Though now out of print, …

25581. When Smoke Ran Like Water

Devra Davis

In When Smoke Ran Like Water, the world-renowned epidemiologist Devra Davis confronts the public triumphs and private failures of her lifelong battle against environmental pollution. She documents the shocking toll of a public-health disaster-300,000 deaths a year in the U.S. …

25588. The Fall of Lucifer

Wendy Alec

The Fall of Lucifer is a book published in 2005 that was written by Wendy Alec.

25597. Debt

David Graeber

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

25599. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern is a book by Stephen Greenblatt and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Greenblatt tells the story of how Poggio Bracciolini, a 15th-century papal emissary and obsessive …

25600. A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. Set in a near future English society that has a subculture of extreme youth violence, the novella has a teenage protagonist, Alex, who narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state …



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