The most popular books in English
from 27201 to 27400

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.

27201. The Heritage

Siegfried Lenz

In The Heritage, first published in German in 1978, Zygmunt Rogalla, an elderly Masurian rug-maker from Lucknow ... which was once part of East Prussia, now part of Poland ... tells his story from a hospital bed. The curator of the Masurian museum, where objects were collected …

27202. In Custody

Anita Desai

Asked to interview India's greatest poet, Deven sees a way to escape the miseries of life as a small-town scholar. But the old man he finds deep in the bazaars of Old Delhi bears no resemblance to the idol of his youth. Deven is fooled, bullied and cheated, and drawn into a new …

27205. Elsewhere

William Peter Blatty

Elsewhere is a novel by William Peter Blatty, released on May 15, 2009 through Cemetery Dance Publications. It was originally published as a novella in 1999 in Al Sarrantonio's 999: New Stories Of Horror And Suspense anthology. Elsewhere is studied in the 2008 publication …

27209. The Staff Room (Dedalus Euro Shorts)

Markus Orths

Kranich is a newly qualified teacher about to take up his first post. As soon as he arrives at the school he is plunged into a nightmare kafkaesque world which has all the worst features of a totalitarian state The Staff Room is a grotesque satire which is both absurd and …

27210. A Figure in Hiding

Franklin W. Dixon

A Figure in Hiding is Volume 16 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1937. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

27217. The Short Life of Sophie Scholl

Hermann Vinke

The Short Life of Sophie Scholl is a book written by Hermann Vinke.

27219. Fear No Evil

Natan Sharansky

Fear No Evil is a book by the Ukrainian-Israeli activist and politician Natan Sharansky about his struggle to immigrate to Israel from the former Soviet Union. The book tells the story of the Jewish refuseniks in the USSR in the 1970s, his show trial on charges of espionage, …

27230. Different Seasons

Stephen King

Different Seasons is a collection of four Stephen King novellas with a more serious dramatic bent than the horror fiction for which King is famous. The four novellas are tied together via subtitles that relate to each of the four seasons. The collection is notable for having had …

27231. The Dancing Floor

John Buchan

The Dancing Floor is a 1926 novel by John Buchan featuring Edward Leithen. It is the third of five novels written about the character of Leithen.

27232. So Disdained

Nevil Shute

So Disdained is the second published novel by British author, Nevil Shute. It was first published in 1928 by Cassell & Co., reissued in 1951 by William Heinemann, and issued in paperback by Pan Books in 1966. In the United States it is known as The Mysterious Aviator, and …

27236. The Hidden Hitler

Lothar Machtan

The Hidden Hitler is the English-language version of the 2001 book Hitlers Geheimnis. Das Doppelleben eines Diktators by German-Jewish professor and historian Dr. Lothar Machtan. The original book was published in Germany by Alexander Fest Verlag, while the English-translated …

27238. Everything Good Will Come

Sefi Atta

Everything Good Will Come is a coming-of-age novel by Sefi Atta about a girl growing into a woman in postcolonial Nigeria and England. It was published by Interlink World Fiction in 2005. Throughout the novel the main character, Enitan, is faced with various personal …

27239. Honeymoon in Hell

Fredric Brown

Honeymoon in Hell was a science fiction short story anthology edited by Fredric Brown, published in 1958.

27245. The Feather Men

Ranulph Fiennes

The Feather Men is a 1991 novel by the British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

27248. Diaries: The Last Diaries

Alan Clark

Diaries: The Last Diaries is a book published in 2002 that was written by Alan Clark.

27249. The Return of John MacNab

Andrew Greig

The Return of John MacNab was the second novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. The novel was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award.

27250. Fire on the Mountain

Terry Bisson

Fire on the Mountain is a 1988 novel by the American author Terry Bisson. It is an alternate history describing the world as it would have been had John Brown succeeded in his raid on Harper's Ferry and touched off a slave rebellion in 1859, as he intended.

27251. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

M. R. James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories, combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a …

27255. Selected Poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical, and the works selected in this volume represent more than sixty years in the life of the poet. In early poems such as 'Prometheus,' he rails against religion in an almost ecstatic fervor, while 'To the Moon' is …

27256. Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

Albert O. Hirschman

Exit, Voice, and Loyalty is a treatise written by Albert O. Hirschman. The work hinges on a conceptual ultimatum that confronts consumers in the face of deteriorating quality of goods: either “exit” or “voice”.

27257. Alice Through the Needle's Eye

Gilbert Adair

Alice Through the Needle's Eye: A Third Adventure for Lewis Carroll's Alice is a 1984 novel by Gilbert Adair that pays tribute to the work of Lewis Carroll through a further adventure of the eponymous fictional heroine, told in Carroll's surrealistic style.

27258. The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid

Pat Garrett

The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid is a biography and first-hand account written by Pat Garrett, sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, in collaboration with a ghostwriter, Marshall Ashmun "Ash" Upson. During the summer of 1881 in a small New Mexican village, Garrett shot and …

27260. Rain Makes Applesauce

Julian Scheer

Rain Makes Applesauce is a book written by Julian Scheer and illustrated Marvin Bileck.

27261. Barbary Shore

Norman Mailer

Barbary Shore is Norman Mailer's second published novel, written after Mailer's great success with his 1948 debut The Naked and the Dead. It concerns a protagonist who rents a room in a Brooklyn boarding house with the intention of writing a novel. Wounded during World War II, …

27262. Space Lords

Cordwainer Smith

Space Lords is a collection of science fiction short stories by the American writer Cordwainer Smith. It was first published by Pyramid Books in 1965. The stories belong to a series describing a future history set in the universe of the Instrumentality of Mankind. The book is …

27266. The Floodgate

Elaine Cunningham

The Floodgate is a fantasy novel by Elaine Cunningham, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the second novel in the "Counselors & Kings" series. It was published in paperback in April 2001.

27268. Liliane

Ntozake Shange

'Liliane: Resurrection of The Daughter' is a novel by Ntozake Shange. It was originally published by St. Martin's Press in 1994. The novel tells the coming of age story of a young Black woman, Liliane Parnell, through the numerous voices of childhood friends, family, lovers, …

27269. The Further Adventures of The Joker

Martin H. Greenberg

The Further Adventures of The Joker is an English paperback anthology of short fiction stories about Batman's archenemy the Joker. The material was written by various authors, and the book was edited by Martin H. Greenberg. It was the follow-up to an earlier Batman anthology, …

27271. Flip-Flop Girl

Katherine Paterson

Flip-Flop Girl is a 1994 children's novel written by U.S. novelist Katherine Paterson. The book is considered a very good story for children who are trying to adjust in a new school. and appears on school study and reading lists.

27273. Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism

Murray Bookchin

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm is a polemical essay by Murray Bookchin published as a book in 1995. It is a critique of deep ecology, bio-centrism and lifestyle anarchism. Bookchin sets his social anarchism in opposition to individualist, …

27274. The Taqwacores

Michael Muhammad Knight

The Taqwacores is the debut novel by Michael Muhammad Knight, depicting a fictitious Islamic punk rock scene. The title is a portmanteau of taqwa, an Islamic concept of love and fear for Allah, and Hardcore, the punk rock subgenre. Some of the most popular taqwacore bands are: …

27278. Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

Richard Tarnas

Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View is a 2006 book by cultural historian Richard Tarnas, who proposes the existence of relationships between planetary transits and events in the lives of major historical figures, as well as cultural events.

27280. The Black Camel

Earl Derr Biggers

The Black Camel is the fourth of the Charlie Chan novels by Earl Derr Biggers.

27284. Mystery of the Desert Giant

Franklin W. Dixon

Mystery of the Desert Giant is Volume 40 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by James Buechler in 1961.

27285. Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder

Some Like It Hot is a book by Billy Wilder, Dan Auiler and Alison Castle.

27286. Good News From Outer Space

John Kessel

Good News From Outer Space is a work written by John Kessel.

27292. Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow

Ray Bradbury

Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow was an anthology of fantasy and horror stories edited by Ray Bradbury and published in 1952. Many of the stories had originally appeared in various magazines including The New Yorker, Charm, The Yale Review, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Home …

27293. Rogue Ship

A. E. van Vogt

Rogue Ship is a 1965 novel by A. E. van Vogt, created and adapted from 3 short stories to form a novel. The 3 short stores used were: Centaurus II Originally published in Astounding Science-Fiction in 1947 Rogue Ship Originally published in Super Science Stories in 1950 The …

27296. This Star Shall Abide

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

This Star Shall Abide is a book published in 1972, that was written by Sylvia Engdahl.

27297. Dragon Ultimate

Christopher Rowley

Dragon Ultimate is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley.

27298. Borgel

Daniel Pinkwater

Borgel is a children's novel written by Daniel Pinkwater. This book was published in 1990. It was reprinted in 1993 in the UK, under the title The Time Tourists.

27299. Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia

Dave Smith

Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia is the official encyclopedia of The Walt Disney Company. It is written by Disney's head archivist, Dave Smith. It has over five hundred pages of entries, hundreds of photographs, and provides coverage of the history of Disney, park …

27301. High Cotton: Selected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale

High Cotton is a collection of short fiction by Joe R. Lansdale, initially published in 2000. In his introduction, Lansdale cites it as the "Best of Lansdale", and has called this work a companion piece to the 2004 collection Bumper Crop. Initially issued as a hardcover, it has …

27302. The Clue in the Old Album

Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Old Album is the twenty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1947 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

27304. The Jazz Theory Book

Mark Levine

The Jazz Theory Book is an influential jazz theory book by Mark Levine, first published in 1995. The book is a staple in jazz theory and the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published, and contains a wide range of jazz concepts from melodic minor scales …

27306. Dale Loves Sophie to Death

Robb Forman Dew

Dale Loves Sophie to Death is the debut novel of American author Robb Forman Dew. It won the 1982 National Book Award in the category First Novel. It's a domestic story that takes places over the course of several weeks in the 1970s in Ohio and Massachusetts. The novel is …

27310. My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla is a book compiled and edited by Ben Johnston detailing the work of Nikola Tesla. The content was largely drawn from a series of articles that Nikola Tesla had written for Electrical Experimenter magazine in 1919, when he was 63 …

27311. Dancing in Odessa

Ilya Kaminsky

Poetry. Winner of the 2002 Dorset Prize, and recipient of the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Ilya Kaminsky is a recent Russian immigrant and rising poetic star. Despite the fact that he is a non-native speaker, Kaminksy's sense of rhythm and lyic surpasses that of most contemporary …

27315. Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat

Ernest Bramah

Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat is a fantasy novel by Ernest Bramah. It was first published in 1928 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably as the sixty-fourth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February, 1974.

27316. Germany's Aims in the First World War

Fritz Fischer

Germany's Aims in the First World War is a book by German Historian Fritz Fischer. It is one of the leading contributions to historical analysis of the Causes of World War I, and along with this work War of Illusions gave rise to the "Fischer Thesis" on the causes of the war. …

27318. The Moon Riders

Theresa Tomlinson

The Moon Riders is a young adult historical novel by Theresa Tomlinson, first published in 2002. There is also a second book in this series called The Voyage of the Snake Lady.

27320. The Parable of the Blind

Gert Hofmann

Der Blindensturz is the title of short novel in ten chapters by German writer Gert Hofmann. Inspired by Parabel der Blinden, a painting by Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel, the novel tells the story of the work's creation from the point of view of the six blind men depicted …

27321. Time of Hope

C. P. Snow

Time of Hope is the first chronological entry in C. P. Snow's series of novels Strangers and Brothers, and the third to be published. It depicts the beginning of Lewis Eliot's life, with a childhood in poverty in a small English town at the beginning of the 20th Century. Lewis …

27325. The Year of the Quiet Sun

Wilson Tucker

The Year of the Quiet Sun is a 1970 science fiction novel by Wilson Tucker about the use of forward time travel to ascertain future political and social events. It won a retrospective John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1976. It was also nominated for a Nebula Award for Best …

27326. Back to the Stone Age

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Back to the Stone Age is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series set in the interior world of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a six-part serial in Argosy Weekly from January 9 to February 13, 1937 under the title "Seven Worlds to Conquer." It was first …

27327. The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album

Matt Groening

The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album is a 1991 book, by Matt Groening, that mimics a family album that the Simpsons television family would have. It includes family trees of the Bouvier and Simpson families. The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album was published by Harper …

27329. The Hill of Dreams

Arthur Machen

The Hill of Dreams is a semi-autobiographical novel by Arthur Machen.

27331. The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labour camp system. The three-volume book is a narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a gulag labor camp. …

27334. Book of Sketches

Jack Kerouac

Book of Sketches is a collection of spotaneous prose poetry by the American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, published posthumously in 2006. The poems, written in 1952 and 1953 in a notebook carried in his breast pocket, describe Kerouac's travels through the U.S. states of New …

27335. Senrid

Sherwood Smith

Senrid is an original fantasy novel by Sherwood Smith published in May 2007 by Norilana Books.

27336. Dragons of Argonath

Christopher Rowley

Dragons of Argonath is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley. The book is the sixth 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. …

27337. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie

Maya Angelou

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie is the first collection of poems by African-American writer and poet, Maya Angelou. Many of the poems in Diiie were originally song lyrics, written during Angelou's career as a night club performer, and recorded on two albums …

27338. Portraits of His Children

George Martin

Portraits of His Children is the sixth short story collection by author George R.R. Martin. The collection was first published in July 1987 and it contains eleven short stories.

27339. Lost Continents

L. Sprague de Camp

Lost Continents: The Atlantis Theme in History, Science, and Literature is a study by L. Sprague de Camp. It is considered one of his most popular works. It was written in 1948, and first published serially in the magazine Other Worlds Science Fiction in 1952-1953; portions also …

27341. Before the Golden Age

Isaac Asimov

Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s is an anthology of 25 science fiction stories from 1930s pulp magazines, edited by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. It also includes "Big Game", a short story written by Asimov in 1941 and never sold. The …

27347. I Shall Not Be Moved

Maya Angelou

I Shall Not Be Moved is author and poet Maya Angelou's fifth collection of poetry, published by Random House in 1990. Angelou had written four autobiographies and published four other volumes of poetry up to that point. Angelou considered herself a poet and a playwright and her …

27349. The Spoilers

Desmond Bagley

The Spoilers is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver.

27350. Merlin's Wood

Robert Holdstock

Merlin's Wood; or, The Vision of Magic is a short novel written by Robert Holdstock and was first published in the United Kingdom in 1994. The novel is considered part of the Mythago Wood cycle, but takes place in Brittany, France instead of Herefordshire, England. The work has …

27351. Hacking Matter

Wil McCarthy

Hacking Matter is a 2003 book by Wil McCarthy. It deals with "programmable matter" that, he predicts, will someday be able mimic the properties of any natural atom, and ultimately also non-natural atoms. McCarthy predicts that programmable matter will someday change human life …

27355. The Unquiet Earth

Denise Giardina

The Unquiet Earth is Denise Giardina's third novel. It was published in 1992 and won the W.D. Weatherford Award that year.

27356. Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

Karen Tei Yamashita

Through the Arc of the Rain Forest is the first novel published by Japanese-American author Karen Tei Yamashita. Primarily set in Brazil, the novel is often considered a work of magical realism but transgresses many literary genres as it incorporates satire and humor to address …

27357. A Cage of Butterflies

Brian Caswell

A Cage of Butterflies is a 1992 young adult novel by Australian author, Brian Caswell.

27362. Night Sky Mine

Melissa Scott

Night Sky Mine is a 1997 science fiction novel by Melissa Scott set in a future after computer programs have run amok. After the Crash, an interface has been created that portrays programs as various floral, faunal and mythological species, depending on the characteristics of …

27363. The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius

Michael Moorcock

The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius is a collection of short stories by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is part of his long-running Jerry Cornelius series. The book was originally published by Allison & Busby in 1976 and collects stories …

27364. Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War

Patrick J. Buchanan

Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, is a paleoconservative history book by Pat Buchanan, published in May 2008. In it, Buchanan argues that both world wars were unnecessary, and that Britain's decision to fight in …

27365. Let's Put the Future Behind Us

Jack Womack

Let's Put the Future Behind Us is a speculative fiction novel by Jack Womack set in post-Soviet Russia and released in 1996. It chronicles the transition of bureaucratic apparatchiks into an endemically corrupt Russian quasi-capitalism in the early 1990s dominated by oligarchs, …

27368. The Covenant

James A. Michener

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980.

27377. The Ancestor Game

Alex Miller

The Ancestor Game is a 1992 Miles Franklin literary award winning novel by the Australian author Alex Miller. The Ancestor Game was republished by Allen & Unwin in 2003.

27378. The Sky Warden and the Sun

Sean Williams

The Sky Warden and the Sun is a book published in 2002 that was written by Sean Williams.

27379. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes is an American children's picture book written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, first published in 2008.

27387. Walk in My Soul

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Walk in My Soul is a 1985 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson.

27389. The Gate of Fire

Thomas Harlan

The Gate of Fire is a book by Thomas Harlan.

27391. The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People …

Kim Vicente

The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology is a book by Kim Vicente that Routledge published in 2004. Vicente asserts technology in such constructs as hospitals, airplanes, and nuclear power plants have significant room for improvement. Some of the …

27394. The Dovekeepers

Alice Hoffman

The Dovekeepers is a 2011 historical novel by American writer Alice Hoffman. The novel dramatizes the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War.

27398. The Rise of Nine

Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine is a young adult teen fiction novel by Pittacus Lore and the third novel in The Lorien Legacies. It is published by HarperCollins, & was released on August 21, 2012, in the US and by Penguin on August 30, 2012 in the UK. It is the first book in the series to …

27399. Sweet Tooth

Ian McEwan

Sweet Tooth is a novel by the English writer Ian McEwan, published on 21 August 2012. It deals with the experiences of its protagonist, Serena Frome, during the early 1970s. After graduating from Cambridge she is recruited by MI5, and becomes involved in a covert program to …

27400. Reached

Ally Condie

Conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy!Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final …



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