The most popular books in English
from 27801 to 28000

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.

27801. Miss Marple Meets Murder: The Mirror Crack'd; a …

Agatha Christie

Miss Marple Meets Murder: The Mirror Crack'd/A Pocket Full Of Rye/At Bertram's Hotel/The Moving Finger

27805. Not in Our Genes

Richard Lewontin

Not in Our Genes: Biology, Ideology and Human Nature is a 1984 book by evolutionary geneticist Richard Lewontin, neurobiologist Steven Rose and psychologist Leon Kamin that criticizes sociobiology and genetic determinism. The book, which is informed by Marxism, has been …

27806. War and Peace

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

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 …

27808. Madame De

Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin

Madame De is a book by Louise Leveque de Vilmorin.

27815. Icebones

Stephen Baxter

Icebones is a 2001 novel by Stephen Baxter. It is the third book in the Mammoth Trilogy. An omnibus edition, incorporating all three novels of this series, was published as Behemoth.

27823. Sweeney Astray

Seamus Heaney

Sweeney Astray: A Version from the Irish is a version of the Irish poem Buile Shuibhne written by Seamus Heaney, based on an earlier translation by J.G. O'Keeffe. The work was first published in 1983 and photographer Rachel Giese later took revised portions of the poem to …

27824. Shadows on our Skin

Jennifer Johnston

Shadows on our Skin is a novel written by Jennifer Johnston.

27831. Madonna: An Intimate Biography

J. Randy Taraborrelli

Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a book by American author J. Randy Taraborrelli, chronicling the life of American singer Madonna. The book was released in April 2001 by Sidgwick & Jackson in the United Kingdom, and in August 2001 by Simon & Schuster in the United …

27833. The Flight of the Phoenix

Elleston Trevor

The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1964 novel by Elleston Trevor. The plot involves the crash of a transport aircraft in the middle of a desert and the survivors' desperate attempt to save themselves. The book was the basis for the 1965 film The Flight of the Phoenix starring James …

27843. A Dark Stranger

Julien Gracq

A Dark Stranger is a 1945 novel by the French writer Julien Gracq. It tells the story of two lovers, Allan and Dolorès, who stay at an isolated hotel in Brittany where they have decided to kill themselves.

27844. En route

Joris-Karl Huysmans

En route is a novel by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans, first published in 1895. It is the second of Huysmans' books to feature the character Durtal, a thinly disguised portrait of the author himself. Durtal had already appeared in Là-bas, investigating Satanism. En route …

27852. The Hollow Tree

Janet Lunn

The Hollow Tree is a children's historical novel by Janet Lunn. The book is the third in a trilogy, the first two being The Root Cellar and Shadow in Hawthorn Bay. Having progressed backward from the American Civil War in The Root Cellar, another few decades in Shadow in …

27853. Figments of Reality

Ian Stewart

Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind is a book about the evolution of the intelligent and conscious human mind by biologist Jack Cohen and mathematician Ian Stewart.

27854. The New Believers

David V. Barrett

The New Believers: A Survey of Sects, 'Cults', and Alternative Religions, is a book by David V. Barrett covering the origin, history, beliefs, practices and controversies of more than sixty new religious movements, including The Family International, International Church of …

27859. Counterfeit Unrealities (The Three Stigmata of …

Philip K. Dick

Mood organs. Scramble suits. Poison tongue darts. Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) may have invented more wildly imaginative creations per novel than any of his peers. An eccentric whose mind danced on the blurry edge between illusion and reality, madness and metaphysics, he produced …

27866. Something to Answer For

P. H. Newby

Something to Answer For is a novel by the English writer P. H. Newby. Its chief claim to fame is that it was the winner of the inaugural Booker Prize, which would go on to become one of the major literary awards in the English-speaking world.

27868. The Mystery at Devil's Paw

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery at Devil's Paw is Volume 38 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 1959. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

27869. The Secret of Pirates' Hill

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of Pirates' Hill is Volume 36 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Almquist in 1956. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

27871. The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, …

Adrienne Mayor

Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while for centuries poets and playwrights recited bloody, romantic tales of his victories, defeats, intrigues, concubines, and …

27872. Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

Isaac Asimov

Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos is a non-fiction book by Isaac Asimov. It was initially published on May 31, 1991 by Dutton Adult.

27873. The Dungeons of Torgar

Joe Dever

The Dungeons of Torgar is the tenth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. These later books are illustrated by Brian Williams.

27876. Good Girls Don't Wear Trousers

Lara Cardella

Good Girls Don't Wear Trousers is an autobiographical novel by Lara Cardella. It was published by Mondadori in 1989, when the author was only age 19. The novel, which tells the plight of a teenager forced into the mental and cultural restrictions of Sicily in the 1980s, achieved …

27878. Adding a Dimension

Isaac Asimov

Adding a Dimension is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the third of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1964.

27884. 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.

27885. The Loss of El Dorado

V.S. Naipaul

The Loss of El Dorado, by the Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul, is a history book about Venezuela and Trinidad. It was published in 1969. The title refers to the El Dorado legend. Naipaul looks at the Spanish/British colonial rivalry in the Orinoco basin, drawing on contemporary …

27888. Secrecy

Belva Plain

Secrecy is a 1998 novel and New York Times bestseller by Belva Plain. It tells the story of Charlotte, a little girl from the Dawes family whose adolescence life was shatterded after she was raped by Ted, her uncle's stepson.

27889. Birds of Prey

David Drake

Birds of Prey is a novel by science fiction / fantasy author David Drake, first published in 1984. It is related as a historical novel set in the late Roman Empire, in the second half of the Third Century. There is a science-fictional twist to the story, starting with hints of a …

27890. The Prince

Jerry Pournelle

The Prince is a science fiction compilation by Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling. It is part of the CoDominium future history series. The Prince is a compilation of four previously published novels: Falkenberg's Legion, Prince of Mercenaries, Go Tell The Spartans, and Prince of …

27895. Baby Is Three

Theodore Sturgeon

Baby Is Three is a science fiction novella by Theodore Sturgeon, first published in the October 1952 issue of Galaxy magazine. It was later crafted into a full novel, More Than Human. The original novella was voted the fifth-best science fiction novella of the pre-1965 era by …

27899. The House with the Green Shutters

George Douglas Brown

The House with the Green Shutters is a novel by the Scottish writer George Douglas Brown, first published in 1901 by John MacQueen. Set in mid-19th century Ayrshire, in the fictitious town of Barbie which is based on his native Ochiltree, it consciously violates the conventions …

27908. The Birth of Biopolitics

Michel Foucault

The Birth of Biopolitics is a part of a lecture series by French philosopher Michel Foucault at the Collège de France between 1978 and 1979 and published posthumously based on audio recordings. In it, Foucault develops further the notion of biopolitics introduced in a previous …

27920. Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky

Elphinstone Dayrell

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky is a book written by Elphinstone Dayrell and illustrated by Blair Lent.

27921. The Mousehole Cat

Antonia Barber

The Mousehole Cat is a children's book written by Antonia Barber and illustrated by Nicola Bayley. Based on the legend of Cornish fisherman Tom Bawcock and the stargazy pie, it tells the tale of a cat who goes with its owner on a fishing expedition in rough seas. The book has …

27923. American Smooth

Rita Dove

American Smooth is a poetry book by Rita Dove.

27925. Inner Experience

Georges Bataille

Inner Experience is a 1943 book by Georges Bataille, his first lengthy philosophical treatise. It was followed by Guilty and On Nietzsche. Together, the three works constitute Bataille's Summa Atheologica, in which he explores the experience of excess, expressed in forms such as …

27926. The Sowers of the Thunder

Robert E. Howard

The Sowers of the Thunder is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1973 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 2,509 copies. Grant reprinted the book in 1976 in an edition of 1,250 copies.

27929. Distant Stars

Samuel R. Delany

Distant Stars is a 1981 collection of short stories by Samuel R. Delany. Many of the stories originally appeared in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Algol and New Worlds, while the novella Empire Star was originally published as an Ace Double with …

27932. Dragons of Light

Orson Scott Card

Dragons of Light is an anthology edited by Orson Scott Card. It contains thirteen stories by different writers.

27936. Cosmo Cosmolino

Helen Garner

Cosmo Cosmolino is a 1992 book by Australian writer Helen Garner. The book consists of three linked works: two short stories and a novella, though the author and critics have described it as a novel. It was first published in Australia by McPhee Gribble and was shortlisted for …

27939. Identity, youth, and crisis

Erik Erikson

Book by Erik Erikson

27942. SeaFire

John Gardner

SeaFire, first published in 1994, was the fourteenth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States by Putnam.

27949. 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 …

27950. A Rebel in Time

Harry Harrison

A Rebel in Time was written by Harry Harrison in 1983 and is a science fiction novel.

27955. A Matter of Profit

Hilari Bell

A Matter of Profit is a science fiction novel written by Hilari Bell published in 2001.

27961. Little Things

Rebecca Moesta

Little Things is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

27966. Big Rabbit's bad mood

Ramona Badescu

Big Rabbit has a mood. A bad mood. A mood with attitude. A big, disgusting mood that won't leave him alone. What's a rabbit to do?He tries watching TV, but the bad mood is on every channel. He tries making a salad, but the bad mood is un-ignorable, lying on his sofa, eating …

27967. Poor Little Witch Girl

Marie Desplechin

At age eleven, Verbena hasn't shown a single sign of talent for witchcraft. And worse than that--she wants to be normal. In fact, she even dreams of settling down someday and getting married! But with a mother who tells you that a) you're a witch and b) a husband won't be much …

27968. Sun Horse, Moon Horse

Rosemary Sutcliff

Sun Horse, Moon Horse is a historical novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1977. It takes place in Bronze Age Britain, telling the tale of a chieftain's son of the Iceni who is caught up in a conflict with the neighboring Attribates, and plays an …

27973. Night Watch

Terry Pratchett

Night Watch is the 29th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, published in 2002. The protagonist of the novel is Sir Samuel Vimes, commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. A five-part radio adaptation of the novel was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Night Watch placed second …

27980. Rome Burning

Sophia McDougall

Rome Burning is the second book of Sophia McDougall's trilogy, following her debut novel, Romanitas, set in a world where the Roman Empire has survived to contemporary times.

27992. Fabre's Book of Insects

Jean-Henri Fabre

Fabre's Book of Insects is a non-fiction book that is a retelling of Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation of Jean-Henri Fabre's Souvenirs entomologiques. It was retold by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell and illustrated by Edward Detmold. It talks about insects in real life, mythology …

27993. A Daughter of Isis

Nawal El Saadawi

‘Against the white sand, the contours of my father's body were well defined, emphasized its existence in a world where everything was liquid, where the blue of the sea melted into the blue of the sky with nothing between. This independent existence was to become the outer world, …

27996. For Heaven's Eyes Only (Secret Histories 5)

Simon R. Green

I’m Eddie Drood. AKA Shaman Bond, a member of the Drood family. We Droods have been holding back the forces of darkness for generations. It’s a hell of a job—and we’re good at it…But now, the Droods have hit a bad patch, what with the death of our Matriarch and the discovery …

28000. The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book ReviewIt is 1866, and Walter Moody …



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