The most popular books in English
from 27401 to 27600

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.

27401. The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe: (The Fall …

Edgar Allan Poe

This volume contains a collection of some of the best short stories ever written by Edgar Allan Poe. A master of the macabre, Poe exhibits his literary prowess in these classic short stories. Contained within this volume are the following: The Gold-Bug, The Murders in the Rue …

27403. The Ambassador

Morris West

The Ambassador is a novel by Australian author Morris West. It was first published in 1965. The novel is fictionalisation of the period leading up to and shortly after the Coup d'état against and assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.

27419. War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

27423. 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 …

27424. Language, Proof and Logic

Jon Barwise

Language, Proof and Logic is a book written by Jon Barwise and John Etchemendy.

27426. 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, …

27428. The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is the 1951 autobiography of Nirad C. Chaudhuri, an Indian writer. Written when he was around 50, it records his life from his birth in 1897 in Kishorganj, a small town in present-day Bangladesh. The book relates his mental and intellectual …

27431. 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.

27432. 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 …

27435. All Music Guide to Jazz

Vladimir Bogdanov

All Music Guide to Jazz is a non-fiction book that is an encyclopedic referencing of jazz music compiled under the direction of All Media Guide. The first edition, All Music Guide to Jazz: the Best CDs, Albums & Tapes, appeared in 1994 and was edited by Ron Wynn with Michael …

27436. 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 …

27439. The Feather Men

Ranulph Fiennes

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

27441. Diaries: The Last Diaries

Alan Clark

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

27442. 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.

27443. Lament for a Nation

George Grant

Lament for a Nation is a 1965 essay of political philosophy by Canadian philosopher George Grant. The essay examined the political fate of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservative government in light of its refusal to allow nuclear arms on Canadian soil and the …

27444. Empery

Michael P. Kube-McDowell

Empery is a book published in 1987 that was written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell.

27445. 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.

27449. Kull

Robert E. Howard

Kull is a collection of Fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1967 by Lancer Books under the title King Kull. This edition included three stories completed by Lin Carter from unfinished fragments and drafts by Howard. Later editions, retitled as …

27450. 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”.

27452. Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole …

Robert M. Edsel

Rescuing Da Vinci is a largely photographic, historical book about art reclamation and preservation during and after World War II, written by American author Robert M. Edsel, published in 2006 by Laurel Publishing.

27453. Rain Makes Applesauce

Julian Scheer

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

27458. 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.

27460. Cut Numbers

Nick Tosches

Cut Numbers is the first novel by Nick Tosches. It involves small time criminals struggling to maintain the financial viability of their cut numbers game after the implementation of the New York Lottery. They establish an elaborate scheme to fix the legitimate state lottery. The …

27461. 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, …

27463. 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.

27464. The Decoration of Houses

Edith Wharton

The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially those rooms that were decorated with …

27466. 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, …

27468. A Darwinian Left

Peter Singer

A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution and Cooperation is a 1999 book by Peter Singer, in which he argues that the view of human nature provided by evolution is compatible with and should be incorporated into the ideological framework of the Left.

27469. 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.

27472. The Black Camel

Earl Derr Biggers

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

27473. Floodland

Marcus Sedgwick

Floodland is a children's fantasy novel by Marcus Sedgwick, published on March 2, 2000 by Orion Children's Books and aimed at children. Floodland won the Branford Boase Award in 2001 for an outstanding first published novel.

27474. Gene Wolfe's Book of Days

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe's Book of Days is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe published in 1981 by Doubleday. The stories within the collection are each paired with a holiday within the calendar year that is thematically linked to the content of the story. …

27475. Redwall Map & Riddler

Brian Jacques

The Redwall Map & Riddler is a book published in 1997 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

27478. The Mystery of the Chinese Junk

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of the Chinese Junk is Volume 39 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 1960.

27479. The Relativity of Wrong

Isaac Asimov

The Relativity of Wrong is a collection of seventeen essays on science, written by Isaac Asimov. The book explores and contrasts the viewpoint that "all theories are proven wrong in time", arguing that there exist degrees of wrongness. The book was the twentieth of a series of …

27482. Opus 100

Isaac Asimov

Opus 100 is Isaac Asimov's one hundredth book. It was published by Houghton Mifflin on 16 October 1969. Asimov chose to celebrate the publication of his hundredth book by writing about his previous 99 books, including excerpts from short stories and novels, as well as nonfiction …

27483. 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 …

27484. This Star Shall Abide

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

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

27485. Starseeker

Tim Bowler

Starseeker is a young adult novel written by British author Tim Bowler. It was originally published in 2002 in the UK. The Mail on Sunday describes Starseeker as 'an intensely moving and powerful story.'. Luke Stanton is the main character in Starseeker. The book begins with …

27488. 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 …

27489. 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.

27492. Always Room for One More

Sorche Nic Leodhas

Always Room for One More is a book by Sorche Nic Leodhas that won the Caldecott Medal for excellence in American children's literature illustration in 1966. It tells the tale of Lachie MacLachlan, a generous Scottish man. While he lives in a small hut with his wife and ten …

27493. Bonds of Vengeance

David B. Coe

Bonds of Vengeance is a book published in 2005 that was written by David B. Coe.

27494. Search the Sky

edited by Frederik Pohl

Search the Sky is a satirical science fiction novel written by Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth and first published in 1954 by Ballantine Books.

27501. Walking the black cat

Charles Simić

Walking the black cat is the book written by Charles Simic.

27502. The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse

Philip Larkin

The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse is a poetry anthology edited by Philip Larkin. It was published in 1973 by Oxford University Press with ISBN 0-19-812137-7. Larkin writes in the short preface that the selection is wide rather than deep; and also notes that for …

27504. "G" Is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone

Natalie Hevener Kaufman

"G" Is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone is a book by Carol McGinnis Kay and Natalie Hevener Kaufman.

27505. 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 …

27506. Crime and Mystery

H. R. F. Keating

Crime and Mystery is a book written by H. R. F. Keating.

27507. The English Assassin: A Romance of Entropy

Michael Moorcock

The English Assassin: A Romance of Entropy is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. Subtitled "A romance of entropy" it was the third part of his long running Jerry Cornelius series. Cornelius is the 'English Assassin' of the title, although he …

27508. Dinotopia: First Flight

James Gurney

Dinotopia: First Flight is a book published in 1999 that was written by James Gurney.

27510. 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 …

27511. The Hill of Dreams

Arthur Machen

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

27514. Legends from the End of Time

Michael Moorcock

Legends from the End of Time is a book published in 1976 and written by Michael Moorcock.

27516. 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. …

27521. 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.

27522. 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 …

27524. No other life

Brian Moore

No Other Life is a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore, published in 1993. The novel is set in the future, on the fictional Caribbean island of Ganae. The story is told by Father Paul Michel, a Canadian missionary to Ganae, as a letter to himself about the life …

27533. 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 …

27534. The Beardless Warriors

Richard Matheson

The Beardless Warriors is a 1960 World War II novel written by Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend. It was based on his experiences as a young infantryman in the 87th Division in France and Germany.

27535. 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 …

27536. A Cage of Butterflies

Brian Caswell

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

27541. Flinx Transcendent

Alan Dean Foster

Flinx Transcendent is a science fiction novel by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the fourteenth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series, and was released in April 2009. The novel is the final volume in the "Great Evil" story arc, but not the final Humanx Commonwealth novel, or …

27542. Shadow Hunt

Anne Logston

Shadow Hunt is a book published in 1992 that was written by Anne Logston.

27543. Allan Stein

Matthew Stadler

Allan Stein is a 1999 novel by Matthew Stadler. Its epigraph is a quotation from writer Gertrude Stein: "What is the use of being a boy if you grow up to become a man, what is the use?" The novel won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction and the Richard and Hilda …

27544. The Star Fox

Poul Anderson

The Star Fox is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, first published in 1965. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965, an award won by Frank Herbert's Dune.

27550. 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 …

27551. The Prydain Companion: A Reference Guide to Lloyd …

Michael O. Tunnell

The Prydain Companion: A Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicle is a book published in 1989 that was written by Michael O. Tunnell.

27552. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson written by James Boswell. The work was a popular and critical success when first published. It is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as …

27553. Report on Probability A

Brian Aldiss

Report on Probability A is a science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss. The novel was completed in 1962 but was rejected by publishers in the UK, France and USA and was eventually published in 1967 in New Worlds, which described it as "perhaps his most brilliant work to date". The …

27554. 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 …

27555. Mouse Noses on Toast

Daren King

Mouse Noses on Toast is a children's book written by Daren King and illustrated by David Roberts, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award. Reviewers variously commented that it is a "quick" and "easy" read, and a "nice book to read aloud". The …

27558. The Covenant

James A. Michener

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

27559. Races of Stone

Jesse Decker

Races of Stone is an optional sourcebook for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

27561. My Cleaner

Maggie Gee

“My Cleaner is a moving, funny, engrossing book.”—The Observer“Elegant, humorous and surprising, this is a classy performance.”—The Times“Beautifully observed, intelligent and moving.”—The ScotsmanUgandan Mary Tendo worked for many years in the white middle-class Henman …

27562. 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.

27563. 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.

27564. 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.

27565. The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's …

Krystyna Chiger

The Girl in the Green Sweater, written by coauthors Krystyna Chiger and Daniel Paisner, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2008.

27567. Camp X

Eric Walters

Camp X is a children's spy novel written by Canadian author Eric Walters. Set in World War II, the novel is about brothers Jack and George, trying to save a top secret Canadian military base called Camp X, which they accidentally discovered after playing a fake game of war. Camp …

27570. Beauty

Raphael Selbourne

Beautyin both name and appearanceis a 20-year-old Bangladeshi, returned to England after having disgraced her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage. Forced onto the job-hunter’s treadmill and under extreme domestic pressure, she cracks and runs away. Her encounters with …

27571. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of …

27576. Horselords

David Cook

Horselords is a fantasy novel by David Cook, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in "The Empires Trilogy". It was published in paperback in paperback in May 1990.

27581. Chris Crawford on Game Design

Chris Crawford

Chris Crawford on Game Design is a book about computer and video game design by Chris Crawford. Although referred to as the second edition of The Art of Computer Game Design, it is in fact a completely new book. It was published by Peachpit under the New Riders imprint in 2003. …

27583. 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 …

27584. The Origins of Political Order

Francis Fukuyama

The Origins of Political Order is a 2011 book by political economist Francis Fukuyama about what makes a state stable. It uses a comparative political history to develop a theory of the stability of a political system. According to Fukuyama, a stable state needs to be modern and …

27586. The Cosmic Logos

Traci Harding

the final fabulous story of the Celestial triad, which began with the Ancient Future trilogy. With the Nefilim gone, and all the human races united, it is time for tory and Maelgwn to unite into one soul-mind and assume their rightful place among the other ascended masters of …

27587. The Curse on the Chosen

Ian Irvine

The Curse on the Chosen is the second book in Ian Irvine's The Song of the Tears trilogy.

27592. The Truth

Terry Partchett

The Truth is the twenty-fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 2000. The book features the coming of movable type to Ankh-Morpork, and the founding of the Discworld's first newspaper by William de Worde, as he invents investigative journalism with the help of his …

27598. The Lean Startup

Eric Ries

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses is a New York Times best seller by Eric Ries. It elucidates the business strategy of the same name that aims to change the way that companies are built and new …

27599. Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee

#1 New York Times Bestseller“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades… — New York Times (Opinion Pages)A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning …

27600. The Outsider

Stephen King

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. …



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