The most popular books in English
from 25601 to 25800

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.

25601. A Little Party Dress: Lyric Essays

Christian Bobin

Childhood, the pleasures of reading, loss, and joy are among the subjects featured in this collection of nine essays. In the fusing of memoir, short story, and reflective essay genres along with the spiritual exposé of modern life, this meditative prose examines spirituality and …

25603. The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of …

Georges Perec

A novel that dispenses with the normal rules for literary composition.

25604. Confessions of a Fallen Standard-Bearer

Andreï Makine

A moving novel, telling of the longing and devastation that happen when both dreams and realities come crashing down.

25605. Sixth Grade

Susie Morgenstern

Margot’s been accepted to Pine Tree Junior High! Now it’s on to the big time. But there’s so much that needs to be done—Margot’s entire family feels the upheaval. Margot’s sister Anne, doesn’t make matters any easier: "Anyone would think you were the only kid in the world going …

25606. George Steiner at the New Yorker (New Directions …

George Steiner

An education in a portmanteau: George Steiner at The New Yorker collects his best work from his more than 150 pieces for the magazine. Between 1967 and 1997, George Steiner wrote more than 130 pieces on a great range of topics for The New Yorker, making new books, difficult …

25607. The Frontenac Mystery

François Mauriac

A translation from the French by Gerard Hopkins of Francois Mauriac's novel, "The Frontenac Mystery".

25608. aration

Dan Franck

His first clue comes when his wife stops holding his hand in public. The second comes when she starts avoiding him at home. After the clues comes the certainty: his wife is in love with another man. After that, the only question is when she will leave him -- and whether he will …

25611. The Immobile Empire

Alain Peyrefitte

The Immobile Empire is the English translation of L'empire Immobile, Ou, Le Choc Des Mondes: Récit Historique, a book of history published in French 1989 by the French politician and writer Alain Peyrefitte and translated into English in 1992. The book gives a sweeping narrative …

25630. A Floating City

Jules Verne

A Floating City is an adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne first published in 1871. It tells of a woman who, on board the ship Great Eastern with her abusive husband, finds that the man she loves is also on board.

25631. The Common Law

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The Common Law is a book that was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in 1881. Holmes later became an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. The book is about common law in the United States, including torts, property, contracts, and crime. It is written …

25633. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between …

25635. César Birotteau

Honoré de Balzac

Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau or César Birotteau, is an 1837 novel by Honoré de Balzac as part of his series La Comédie humaine. Its main character is a Parisian perfumier who achieves success in the cosmetics business, but becomes bankrupt due to …

25645. The Baritone Wore Chiffon

Mark Schweizer

The Baritone Wore Chiffon is the second book in Mark Schweizer's St. Germaine mystery series. In this book, Hayden koenig travels to York, England, where he investigates the death of a bearded woman.

25646. Jean-Paul Sartre: Basic Writings

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre is one of the most famous philosophers of the twentieth century. The principle founder of existentialism, a political thinker and famous novelist and dramatist, his work has exerted enormous influence in philosophy, literature, politics and cultural …

25647. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Edwin A. Abbott

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. Writing pseudonymously as "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the …

25649. To Crush the Moon

Wil McCarthy

To Crush the Moon is a 2005 hard science fiction novel by Wil McCarthy, the last in the four-part Queendom of Sol series. It was nominated for the 2007 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

25650. The Ghost at Skeleton Rock

Franklin W. Dixon

The Ghost at Skeleton Rock is Volume 37 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by James Duncan Lawrence in 1957. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

25657. Vulcan!

Kathleen Sky

Vulcan! is a Star Trek novel by Kathleen Sky. The plot of the book was developed from an undeveloped script outline that Sky had submitted for Star Trek: The Original Series that was positively received by Gene Roddenberry but went unused because of the cancellation of the …

25662. Hate

Tristan Garcia

In a controversial first novel that took the French literary world by storm and won the Prix de Flore, Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships, and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals―Marxism, gay rights, sexual liberation, nationalism―come to an end. …

25664. Arresting God in Kathmandu

Samrat Upadhyay

From the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West, Arresting God in Kathmandu brilliantly explores the nature of desire and spirituality in a changing society. With the assurance and unsentimental wisdom of a long-established writer, Upadhyay records …

25668. Puttering About in a Small Land

Philip K. Dick

Puttering About in a Small Land is an early non-science fiction novel by noted science fiction author Philip K. Dick. It was written sometime in 1957, but remained unpublished until it was released posthumously in 1985.

25671. The Hand in the Glove

Rex Stout

The Hand in the Glove is a Dol Bonner mystery novel by Rex Stout. It was first published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., in 1937, and later in paperback by Dell as mapback #177 and, later, by other publishers. Collins Crime Club published the novel in the UK in November 1939 as …

25675. Security, Territory, Population

Michel Foucault

Security, Territory, Population is a part of a lecture series by French philosopher Michel Foucault at the Collège de France between 1977 and 1978 and published posthumously based on audio recordings. In it, Foucault examines the notion of biopolitics as a new technology of …

25678. Beast

Ally Kennen

Beast is a young adult novel by Ally Kennen, published in 2006. It won the 2007 Manchester Book Award, and was shortlisted for the 2006 Booktrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Carnegie Medal and the 2007 Branford Boase Award. Like Berserk and Bedlam, there will be a new edition of the …

25682. Conan the Destroyer

Robert Jordan

Conan the Destroyer is a fantasy novel written by Robert Jordan 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 paperback by Tor Books in 1984.

25684. Capable of Honor

Allen Drury

Capable of Honor is a 1966 political novel written by Allen Drury. It is the second sequel to Advise and Consent, for which Drury was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960. Capable of Honor examines the role that journalists play during a US presidential campaign. …

25689. Unnatural Selection

Mel Odom

Unnatural Selection is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Tagline: "An environmental evil haunts Willow".

25703. Twig

Elizabeth Orton Jones

Twig is a children's fantasy novel written and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones. It was originally published by Macmillan in 1942. The book was reissued in a 60th Anniversary Edition by Purple House Press in 2002.

25705. The Broken Commandment

Tōson Shimazaki

The Broken Commandment is a Japanese novel written by Tōson Shimazaki published in 1906 under the title Hakai. The novel deals with the burakumin, formerly known as eta. This book enjoyed great popularity and influence in Japan.

25713. Sword Play

Linda Joy Singleton

Sword Play is a book published in 2006 that was written by Linda Joy Singleton.

25720. The Last Arrow

Marsha Canham

The Last Arrow is a 1997 historical novel by Canadian author Marsha Canham, the third instalment of her "Medieval" trilogy inspired by the Robin Hood legend set in 13th-century England. The novel was published by Dell Publishing in 1997 as a sequel to Canham's 1994 story In the …

25721. What on Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, …

Robert Fulghum

What on Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations is a book by Robert Fulghum.

25727. Mathias Sandorf

Jules Verne

Mathias Sandorf was an 1885 adventure book by French writer Jules Verne. It was first serialized in Le Temps in 1885, and it was Verne's epic Mediterranean adventure. It employs many of the devices that had served well in his earlier novels: islands, cryptograms, surprise …

25731. Beyond Sanctuary

Janet Morris

Beyond Sanctuary, by Janet Morris, is the first authorized "Thieves World (R) novel, as well as the first in her series of three "Beyond" books and the first novel in "The Sacred Band" literary series. In Beyond Sanctuary, Tempus takes his Sacred Band of Stepsons out of …

25740. The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel and children's book by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best …

25759. Go Down, Moses

William Faulkner

Go Down, Moses is a collection of seven related pieces of short fiction by American author William Faulkner, sometimes considered a novel. The most prominent character and unifying voice is that of Isaac McCaslin, "Uncle Ike", who will live to be an old man; "uncle to half a …

25762. The Other Side of Me

Sidney Sheldon

The Other Side Of Me is the autobiographical memoirs of American writer Sidney Sheldon published in 2005. It was also his final book.

25794. Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations

Akira Toriyama

Celebrate the imaginative art of 30 years of the Dragon Quest video games, as designed and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, legendary creator of Dragon Ball. Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) brought the world of the renowned Dragon Quest video games to life through his creative, fun …

25800. The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir

The Second Sex is a 1949 book by the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir. One of her best-known books, it deals with the treatment of women throughout history and is often regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy and the starting point of second-wave feminism. …



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