The most popular books in English
from 26601 to 26800

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.

26601. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

P. A. M. Dirac

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics is an influential monograph on quantum mechanics written by Paul Dirac and first published by Oxford University Press in 1930. Dirac gives an account of quantum mechanics by "demonstrating how to construct a completely new theoretical …

26602. The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth

Eoin Colfer

International best-selling author Eoin Colfer was introduced to a younger audience with his delightful new chapter book series in 2004. Now, Colfer takes readers on another entertaining ride with loveable brothers Will and Marty Woodman. Not much can scare Will and Marty. That …

26603. The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H.

George Steiner

Imagine, thirty years after the end of World War II, Israeli Nazi-hunters, some of whom lost relatives in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany, find a silent old man deep in the Amazon jungle. He is Adolph Hitler. The narrative that follows is a profound and disturbing exploration …

26605. The Valley of Decision

Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers. Absorbing and complex, it …

26606. The Groves of Academe

Mary McCarthy

The Groves of Academe is a novel by American writer Mary McCarthy. Considered to be one of the first academic novels, it concerns the sequence of events that take place after Henry Mulcahy, a literary instructor at the fictive Jocelyn College, learns that his teaching …

26607. The Sea of Grass

Conrad Richter

The Sea of Grass is a 1936 novel by Conrad Richter. It is set in New Mexico in the late 19th century, and concerns the clash between rich ranchers, whose cattle run freely on government-owned land, a prairie "sea of grass," and the homesteaders or "nesters," who build fences and …

26610. Belfast Confidential

Colin Bateman

Belfast Confidential is the seventh novel of the Dan Starkey series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 7 November 2005 through Headline Publishing Group.

26612. The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of …

Patrick French

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul is a biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul by Patrick French. It was published in 2008. The title is a quotation from Naipaul's book "A Bend in the River". The world is what it is; men who are …

26614. Eva Trout

Elizabeth Bowen

Eva Trout is Elizabeth Bowen's final novel and was shortlisted for the 1970 Booker Prize. First published in 1968, it is about a young woman—the eponymous heroine—who, abandoned by her mother just after her birth, raised by nurses and nannies and educated by governesses all …

26615. Face

Benjamin Zephaniah

Face by British-Jamaican author and poet Benjamin Zephaniah is a novel published in 1999 about a teenage boy who suffers facial injuries in a joyriding accident. Face has also been adapted as a stage play.

26616. Excellent Cadavers

Alexander Stille

Excellent Cadavers is a 1995 non-fiction book by American author Alexander Stille about the Sicilian Mafia, concentrating on magistrate Giovanni Falcone's fight against the Mafia and his 1992 assassination. The name of the book comes from the phrase "excellent cadavers" or …

26617. Culture and Society

Raymond Williams

Culture and Society is a book published in 1958 by Welsh progressive writer Raymond Williams, exploring how the notion of culture developed in the West, especially Great Britain, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. When first published, the book was widely …

26618. The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five …

Paul Hendrickson

The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War is a book written by Paul Hendrickson.

26619. Bill's New Frock

Anne Fine

Bill's New Frock is a book by Anne Fine and illustrated by Philippe Dupasquier for younger readers, first published in 1989, and reissued by Egmont in a new edition on 1 August 2002. The story concerns a young boy, Bill Simpson, who wakes up one morning to find he has …

26621. The Double Tongue

William Golding

The Double Tongue is a novel by William Golding. It was found in draft form after his death and published posthumously. Golding's final novel tells the story of the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo at Delphi. Arieka prophesies in the shadowy years of the 1st century BC when the …

26622. Trail of Feathers

Tahir Shah

Trail of Feathers is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah.

26625. The Fallen Curtain

Ruth Rendell

The Fallen Curtain is a short story collection by British writer Ruth Rendell. The title story won the MWA Edgar Award for Best Short Story of the Year.

26626. Signs of Life

M. John Harrison

Signs of Life is a novel by M. John Harrison published in 1997. The dystopian narrative centers on Mick "China" Rose, a biomedical transportation entrepreneur, and his lover Isobel Avens's dream of flying. The novel was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1997, …

26627. Strumpet City

James Plunkett

Strumpet City is a 1963 historical novel by James Plunkett set in Dublin, Ireland, around the time of the 1913 Dublin Lock-out. In 1980, it was adapted into a successful TV drama by Hugh Leonard for RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster. The novel is an epic, tracing the lives of …

26633. The Alternate Asimovs

Isaac Asimov

The Alternate Asimovs is a collection of early science fiction drafts by American writer Isaac Asimov. Asimov mostly threw away early drafts. Just a few survived and were included in this anthology. It consists of three items: Grow Old With Me, the original version of the novel …

26636. My Life as a Traitor

Zarah Ghahramani

My Life as a Traitor is a 2007 biography and memoir, written by Zarah Ghahramani and Robert Hillman. The book documents the life of Ghahramani, including her early childhood. In 2001, Ghahramani was arrested for citing crimes against the Islamic Republic of Iran and sent to …

26637. Effortless mastery

Kenny Werner

Effortless Mastery is a book written by jazz pianist Kenny Werner, that deals with musical freedom for musicians.

26639. French Leave

P. G. Wodehouse

French Leave is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 20 January 1956 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on 28 September 1959 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York. The title stems from the expression french leave - to leave …

26644. The Passion of Michel Foucault

James Miller

The Passion of Michel Foucault is a biography of the French philosopher Michel Foucault authored by the American philosopher James Miller. It was first published in the United States by Simon & Schuster in 1993. Within the book, Miller made the claim that Foucault's …

26645. The memorial

Christopher Isherwood

The Memorial is a 1932 English novel by author Christopher Isherwood. The novel tells the story of an English family's disintegration in the days following World War I. Isherwood's second published novel, this is the first of his works for which he adapted his own life …

26646. Complete Poems

Ernest Hemingway

Complete Poems, originally edited and published in 1979 by Nicholas Gerogiannis and revised by him in 1992, is a compilation of all the poetry of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway stopped publishing poetry as his fame grew, but continued to write it up until his death. Known primarily …

26647. The Creationists

Ronald Numbers

The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design is a history of the origins of anti-evolutionism, first published in 1992 by Ronald Numbers as The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism. It was revised and expanded in 2006; the subtitle was …

26648. The Company of Women

Mary Gordon

The Company of Women is a novel by Irish-American author Mary Gordon. First published in 1981, it is a coming-of-age story which details the sheltered upbringing of a well-educated Catholic girl named Felicitas, and how her values are challenged and altered by the turbulence of …

26650. Something More

Paul Cornell

Something More is a science fantasy novel by Paul Cornell, first published by Gollancz in 2001. It was Cornell's first novel to be published. The novel is set in a future Britain circa 2248, and the plot centres on the investigation of a mysterious stately home called Heartsease.

26653. The Measure of Our Days: New Beginnings at Life's End

Jerome Groopman

The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness is a book of case studies of patients by Dr. Jerome Groopman, published by Penguin Books in October 1997. It was later serialized in The New Yorker and in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. In 2000, it became the …

26654. The Secret House of Death

Ruth Rendell

The Secret House of Death is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1968.

26657. The Hunter

Julia Leigh

The Hunter is the first novel by Julia Leigh, published in 1999. It follows the efforts of an anonymous agent as he attempts to track down the last Tasmanian tiger rumoured to exist in Tasmania. Reception to the novel was primarily positive, and it went on to receive several …

26659. Monkey Hunting

Cristina Garcia

Monkey Hunting is a 2003 novel by Cristina García.

26661. It's So Amazing

Robie Harris

Published in 1999, It’s So Amazing: a Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families is a children's book about pregnancy and childbirth. It is written by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley. It appeared as #37 in the ALA's list of Most Banned Books during the …

26663. Sherlock Holmes

Nick Rennison

Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nick Rennison, originally published in 2006. In the novel, Rennison postulates that Sherlock Holmes was involved in various historical events, including the Jack the Ripper case, the Crippen …

26664. The Anime Encyclopedia

Jonathan Clements

The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 is a 2001 encyclopedia written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy. It was published in 2001 by Stone Bridge Press in the United States, and a "revised and expanded" edition was released in 2006. In the United …

26668. Baby brother's blues

Pearl Cleage

Baby brother's blues is a book.

26670. Something Special

Iris Murdoch

"Something Special" is the only published short story by Iris Murdoch. It first appeared in 1957 in a collection entitled Winter's Tales 3, and after inclusion in anthologies in Japan, England and Finland it was republished separately by Chatto & Windus in 1999. Yvonne …

26672. Icarus at the Edge of Time

Brian Greene

Icarus at the Edge of Time is a 2008 novella by physicist Brian Greene, illustrated by Chip Kidd with images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

26673. Plato: Ion


26677. Wagon Train to the Stars

Diane Carey

Wagon Train to the Stars is a Star Trek: New Earth novel written by Diane Carey.

26680. Battledragon

Christopher Rowley

Battledragon is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley. The book is the fourth in the Dragons of the Argonath series that follows the adventures of a human boy, Relkin, and his dragon, Bazil Broketail as they fight in the Argonath Legion’s 109th Marneri Dragons.

26681. The Road

Jack London

The Road is an autobiographical memoir by Jack London, first published in 1907. It is London's account of his experiences as a hobo in the 1890s, during the worst economic depression the United States had experienced up to that time. He describes his experiences hopping freight …

26683. Intelligent Design

William A. Dembski

Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology is a 1999 book by William A. Dembski which presents an argument in support of intelligent design. Dembski defines the term "specified complexity", and argues that instances of it in nature cannot be explained by …

26686. Propaganda: the formation of men's attitudes

Jacques Ellul

Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes is a book on the subject of propaganda by French philosopher, theologian, legal scholar, and sociologist Jacques Ellul. This book appears to be the first attempt to study propaganda from a sociological approach as well as a …

26687. Marco's Millions

William Sleator

Marco's Millions is a science fiction novel by William Sleator. It is a prequel to the main book, The Boxes.

26689. George Washington's World

Genevieve Foster

George Washington's World is a children's history book by Genevieve Foster. The first edition, illustrated by the author, was published in 1941 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1942.

26691. Baboushka and the Three Kings

Ruth Robbins

Baboushka and the Three Kings is a children's picture book written by Ruth Robbins, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov, and published by Parnassus Press in 1960. Sidjakov won the annual Caldecott Medal as illustrator of the year's "most distinguished American picture book for …

26692. Seeds of Betrayal

David B. Coe

Seeds of Betrayal is a book published in 2003 that was written by David B. Coe.

26696. The Nargun and the Stars

Patricia Wrightson

The Nargun and The Stars is a children's fantasy novel set in Australia, written by Patricia Wrightson. It was among the first Australian books for children to draw on Australian Aboriginal mythology. The book was the winner of the 1974 Children's Book Council of Australia …

26700. Bridge of Ashes

Roger Zelazny

Bridge of Ashes is an experimental science fiction novel by Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author, Roger Zelazny. The paperback edition was published in 1976 and the hardcover in 1979. Zelazny describes the book as one of five books from which he learned things “that have borne …

26701. Dupe

Liza Cody

26702. The Enemy

Desmond Bagley

The Enemy is a first person narrative espionage thriller novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1977. In 2001 it was made into a movie, starring Roger Moore, Luke Perry and Olivia d'Abo.

26708. The Hugo Winners

Isaac Asimov

The Hugo Winners was a series of books which collected science fiction and fantasy stories that won a Hugo Award for Short Story, Novelette or Novella at the World Science Fiction Convention between 1955 and 1982. Each volume was edited by Isaac Asimov, who wrote the …

26710. Canoeing with the Cree

Eric Sevareid

Canoeing with the Cree is a 1935 book by Eric Sevareid recounting a canoe trip by Sevareid and his friend Walter Port. During the 1930 trip, sponsored by the Minneapolis Star, Sevareid and Port canoed more than 2,250 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota to York Factory on the …

26711. The Idea of India

Sunil Khilnani

The Idea of India is a non-fiction book by Sunil Khilnani. It is a comprehensive account of India's economic and political journey from the independence movement to the post-nuclear era, from the legacy of Nehru and Gandhi, and the shattered world of Partition, to the changing …

26715. Murphy's Law

Colin Bateman

Murphy's Law is the first novel of the Martin Murphy series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 13 October 2011 through Headline Publishing Group.

26719. The Happy Day

Ruth Krauss

The Happy Day is a book written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Marc Simont.

26722. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of …

John Putnam Demos

Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England is a book by John Putnam Demos.

26724. Taxi

خالد الخميسي

Taxi is a collection of 58 short stories by Khaled Al Khamissi, first published in December 2006. A book dedicated "to the life that lives in the words of poor people." Taxi is a journey of urban sociology in the Egyptian capital through the voices of taxi drivers. Through …

26730. Parenting, Inc

Pamela Paul

Parenting, Inc.: How We Are Sold on $800 Strollers, Fetal Education, Baby Sign Language, Sleeping Coaches, Toddler Couture, and Diaper Wipe Warmers -- And What It Means for Our Children is a 2008 book by American writer Pamela Paul, discussing the industry that provides goods …

26731. Butterfly Economics: A New General Theory of Social …

Paul Ormerod

Butterfly Economics: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior is a book by Paul Ormerod dealing with economic theory, published in 1999. The author uses a plethora of insect-related metaphors to show that an economy tends to function like a living organism and is …

26733. Mindsword's Story

Fred Saberhagen

Mindsword's Story is a book published in 1990 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

26739. The Armies of Memory

John Barnes

The Armies of Memory is a science fiction novel, the fourth book of the Thousand Cultures series, by John Barnes whose story is told from the perspective of a middle-aged special agent named Giraut. The Armies of Memory explores the intermingling of artificial and human …

26743. A Woman in Amber

Agate Nesaule

A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile is a part autobiographical, part fictional novel written by Agate Nesaule. The first half of the novel describes Nesaule’s experiences of exile from Latvia imposed by the invading Soviet army, and her family’s emigration to …

26744. The Green Berets

Robin Moore

The Green Berets is a book written by Robin Moore about the Green Berets during the Vietnam War. First published in 1965, it became a best-selling paperback in 1966. The latest edition was published in 2007.

26745. Captive Witness

Carolyn Keene

Captive Witness is the 64th volume in the Nancy Drew Stories series. Nancy travels to Austria to solve a mystery. It is about stolen film and 10 refugee children trapped in Hungary. It was originally titled "Captive Witness Mystery."

26746. Race Against Time

Carolyn Keene

Race Against Time is the 66 novel in the Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene. It was published by Wanderer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in 1982. It has 20 chapters and over 200 pages.

26749. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

26756. Captive Universe

Harry Harrison

Captive Universe is a science fiction novel by American author Harry Harrison, which was first published in 1969.

26758. The Haunted Mask

R. L. Stine

The Haunted Mask is the eleventh book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. The book follows Carly Beth, a girl who buys a Halloween mask from a store. After putting on the mask, she starts acting differently and …

26760. A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a …

Marshall Jon Fisher

Marshall Jon Fisher's account of the deciding rubber in the 1937 Interzone Final Davis Cup tie between the USA and Germany, pitting Don Budge against Gottfried von Cramm.

26762. The Knights of the Black Earth

Margaret & Don Perrin Weis

The Knights of the Black Earth is a book published in 1995 that was written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.

26763. Mine for Keeps

Jean Little

Mine for Keeps is a 1962 book by the Canadian children's author Jean Little. At the time she wrote Mine for Keeps, Little was teaching in a school for the disabled and she had written the book after becoming tired of reading her students books in which disabled child characters …

26765. Dead on Target

Franklin W. Dixon

Dead on Target is the first book in The Hardy Boys Casefiles series. It was first published in the year 1987.

26766. The Haunting

Joan Lowery Nixon

The Haunting is a mystery novel for young adults by Joan Lowery Nixon, first published in 1998.

26768. Thanksgiving

Michael Dibdin

Thanksgiving is a 2000 fiction novel by British author Michael Dibdin. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on October 2, 2000 through Faber & Faber. The book follows a man who decides to visit his dead wife's first husband.

26774. 15

Per Nilsson

26775. Starring Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson

Starring Tracy Beaker is a 2006 British children's book, written by Jacqueline Wilson, and illustrated by Nick Sharratt. The book was first released on 5 October 2006, and was published by Doubleday. This is the third book of the daring Tracy, and this time she's up to more fun …

26776. The Kiss of Death

Marcus Sedgwick

The Kiss of Death is a novel written by Marcus Sedgwick, and the sequel to My Swordhand is Singing. It is based in 18th Century Venice, and follows the story of a young boy called Marco, who is searching for his father who has gone missing. Soon enough, old adversaries emerge.

26777. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co., it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 …

26779. The Walrus and the Warwolf

Hugh Cook

The Walrus and the Warwolf is a book published in 1988 that was written by Hugh Cook.

26786. Fox at the front

Douglas Niles

Fox at the Front is a 2003 alternate history novel written by Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson. It is a sequel to the 2000 novel Fox on the Rhine.

26787. We Open on Venus

Christopher Stasheff

We Open on Venus is a book published in 1993 that was written by Christopher Stasheff.

26789. The Opposite House

Helen Oyeyemi

The Opposite House is a novel by British author Helen Oyeyemi first published by Penguin Books in 2007.

26790. Breakable You

Brian Morton

Breakable You is the fourth novel written by American author Brian Morton. It was published in 2007 by Harvest Books.

26792. What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their …

Richard Brookhiser

What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers is a 2006 non-fiction book by American journalist and historian Richard Brookhiser. The author discusses the viewpoints, backgrounds, and character traits of the American 'Founding Fathers', and he compares and contrasts …

26794. Charmides


The Charmides is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosyne, a Greek word usually translated into English as "temperance", "self-control", or "restraint". As is typical with Platonic early …

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