The most popular books in English
from 28001 to 28200

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.

28001. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Evelyn Waugh

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a novel by the British writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in July 1957. It is Waugh's penultimate full-length work of fiction, which the author called his "mad book"—a largely autobiographical account of a period of mental illness that he …

28002. Father of the bride

Edward Streeter

The 50th anniversary edition of Edward Streeter's heartwarming classic, Father of the Bride. Poor Mr. Banks! His jacket is too tight, he can't get a cocktail, and he's footing the bill....He's the father of the bride. Stanley Banks is just your ordinary suburban dad. He's the …

28005. Dream stuff

David Malouf

The Australian writer David Malouf, best noted for An Imaginary Life and Remembering Babylon, is a master of restraint. In Dream Stuff, he gives us a cast of lost Antipodeans. "Sally's Story" features a kind of homey prostitute to American GIs during the Vietnam War. She offers …

28007. The Penalty

Mal Peet

The Penalty is a sports novel for young adults by Mal Peet, published by Walker Books in 2006. It is the second football stories featuring South American sports journalist Paul Faustino. The teen football prodigy El Brujito disappears without a trace and Faustino is drawn to the …

28008. Beard's Roman Women

Anthony Burgess

Beard's Roman Women is a 1976 novel by British novelist Anthony Burgess. Dated "Montalbuccio-Monte Carlo-Eze-Callian, Summer 1975", according to Burgess it was written in the back of his Bedford Dormobile as he and his wife, Liana Burgess toured Europe and "partly in the bedroom …

28009. Madame De

Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin

Madame De is a book by Louise Leveque de Vilmorin.

28011. Hungry Hearts

Anzia Yezierska

Hungry Hearts is a collection of short stories by Jewish/American writer Anzia Yezierska first published in 1920. The short stories deal with the European Jewish immigrant experience from the perspective of fictional female Jews, each story depicting a different aspect of their …

28012. Scum of the Earth

Arthur Koestler

Scum of the Earth is a memoir by Arthur Koestler in which he describes his life in France during 1939-1940, the chaos that prevailed in France just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War and France’s collapse, his tribulations, internment in a concentration camp, and …

28013. The Zen Gun

Barrington J. Bayley

The Zen Gun is the eleventh science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley.

28018. The sailor dog

Margaret Wise Brown

Scuppers The Sailor Dog is a children's book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams. It was originally published in 1953 by Golden Books. The 2001 edition lacks four pages of color illustrations and text found in the original 1953 edition. An …

28026. Unfinished Portrait

Agatha Christie

Unfinished Portrait is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins in March 1934 and in the US by Doubleday later in the same year. The British edition retailed for seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition at $2.00. It …

28029. Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova is a book written by Anna Akhmatova.

28031. Danger on Vampire Trail

Franklin W. Dixon

Danger on Vampire Trail is Volume 50 of the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Andrew E. Svenson and first published in 1971.

28033. Budayeen Nights

George Alec Effinger

Budayeen Nights is a collection of cyberpunk science fiction short stories and novelettes by George Alec Effinger, published in 2003. The work consists of nine individual stories by Effinger, with a foreword and story introductions by Barbara Hambly. Seven of the nine stories …

28038. Cold Heaven

Brian Moore

Cold Heaven is a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore. It was published in 1983.

28040. Saville

David Storey

Saville is a Booker Prize-winning novel by English writer David Storey.

28044. Fugue for a Darkening Island

Christopher Priest

Fugue For A Darkening Island is a dystopian science fiction novel by Christopher Priest. First published in 1972, it deals with a man's struggle to protect his family and himself in a near future England ravaged by civil war brought about by the failings of a Conservative …

28046. Tapestry Of Dark Souls: Ravenloft: The Covenant

Elaine Bergstrom

Tapestry of Dark Souls is a fantasy horror novel by Elaine Bergstrom, set in the world of Ravenloft, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons game. It was published by TSR, Inc.

28048. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu

L. Neil Smith

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu is a science fiction novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was written by L. Neil Smith and originally published in 1983 by Del Rey, a division of Ballantine Books. It is the first of three books in The Adventures of Lando …

28049. The Rose and the Yew Tree

Agatha Christie

The Rose and the Yew Tree is a tragedy novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by William Heinemann Ltd in November 1948 and in the US by Farrar & Rinehart later in the same year. It is the fourth of six novels Christie published under the nom-de-plume …

28055. Singularity

Bill de Smedt

Singularity is a novel by Bill DeSmedt published by Per Aspera Press on November 8, 2004. It is based on the theory that the Tunguska Event was caused by a micro black hole.

28057. Hush Little Baby

Caroline B. Cooney

Hush Little Baby is a novel written for teenagers by Caroline B. Cooney. It was published in 1998.

28058. Combatting Cult Mind Control

Steven Hassan

Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults is a non-fiction work by Steven Hassan. The author describes theories of mind control and cults based on the research of Margaret Singer and Robert Lifton as well …

28063. Good Blonde & Others

Jack Kerouac

Good Blonde & Others is a collection of works by Jack Kerouac. This collection includes short stories, essays, articles, literary criticism, and his essentials for spontaneous prose. It is largely seen as a look into the non-fiction life of Beat Generation author Jack …

28064. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

28065. Flesh

Philip José Farmer

Flesh is an American science fiction novel written by Philip José Farmer. Originally released in 1960, it was Farmer's second novel-length publication, after The Green Odyssey. Flesh features many sexual themes, as is typical of Farmer's earliest work.

28066. The Sundering Flood

William Morris

The Sundering Flood is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. The Sundering Flood was Morris' last work of …

28067. The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century …

28070. Asimov's Chronology of the World

Isaac Asimov

This book by Isaac Asimov explains in chronological order important events that happened in our world from the Big Bang until the end of World War II. Each chapter covers a certain time period. The chapter is then broken down into headings for each important empire or country of …

28071. Created By

Richard Christian Matheson

Created By is a 1993 horror novel by Richard Christian Matheson.

28072. Out Are the Lights

Richard Laymon

The vampire movie came first - the girl died in a welter of blood as the vampire bit clean through her jugular. Then came the spider film, followed by the story of the axeman. This was a horror movie series to end them all. The action seemed real, but it couldn't be - could it?

28073. The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe

John Rabe

The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe is a collection of the personal journals of John Rabe, a German businessman who lived in Nanjing at the time of the Nanking Massacre in 1937–1938. The book contains the diaries that Rabe kept during the Nanking Massacre, writing …

28074. The Phantom Freighter

Franklin W. Dixon

The Phantom Freighter is Volume 26 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Amy McFarlane, the wife of long time Hardy Boys author Leslie McFarlane, in 1947. Between 1959 and 1973 the …

28076. The Apes of God

Wyndham Lewis

The Apes of God is a 1930 novel by the British artist and writer Wyndham Lewis. It is a satire of London's contemporary literary and artistic scene. The novel is set in 1926, leading up to the General Strike in May. It has an episodic structure, following a young simpleton …

28078. Woman Hating

Andrea Dworkin

Woman Hating: A Radical Look at Sexuality is a 1974 book by the American radical feminist author and activist Andrea Dworkin.

28079. A Coyote's in the House

Elmore Leonard

A Coyote's in the House is a 2004 novel written by Elmore Leonard. The book was Leonard's first novel for children. The book's story involves a hip coyote, and an aging movie-star dog who wants to trade places with him. The novel features references to an earlier novel by …

28080. Exposure

Mal Peet

Exposure is a sports novel for young adults by Mal Peet, published by Walker Books in 2008. Inspired by William Shakespeare's Othello, the story follows Otello, a black football player and his high-profile relationship with Desmerelda, a white celebrity. It also has a parallel …

28082. The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy

John DeFrancis

The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy is a book written by John DeFrancis, published in 1984 by University of Hawaii Press. The book describes some of the concepts underlying the Chinese language and writing system, and gives the author's position on a number of ideas about the …

28086. The Centre of the Circle

Jonathan Wylie

The Centre of the Circle is a book published in 1987 that was written by Jonathan Wylie.

28087. The Taming of Chance

Ian Hacking

The Taming of Chance is a 1990 book by philosopher Ian Hacking.

28090. Moongather

Jo Clayton

Moongather is a book published in 1982 that was written by Jo Clayton.

28091. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

28092. Firestorm

David Sherman

Firestorm is a science fiction novel by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. It is set in the 25th Century in Sherman and Cragg's StarFist saga. "Firestorm more concludes the Ravenette campaign for the 34th fist and the Force Recon.

28093. Kingdom's Swords

Dan Cragg

The Marines were told it was a simple peasant rebellion– but the mission proved to be far deadlier. . . . Gunny Charlie Bass isn’t the only Marine mystified by the order sending the entire 34th to put down a few seditious serfs on planet Kingdom. Rumors swirl of a deadly alien …

28096. San Diego Lightfoot Sue and Other Stories

Tom Reamy

San Diego Lightfoot Sue is a novelette written by Tom Reamy.

28099. An Eye for an Eye

Malorie Blackman

An Eye for an Eye is a book published in 2003 that was written by Malorie Blackman.

28103. Conan the Swordsman

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Swordsman is a collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam …

28111. The Toybox

Jackie Cassada

The Toybox is a book published in 1995 that was written by Jackie Cassada.

28112. The Wordsmiths and the Warguild

Hugh Cook

The Wordsmiths and the Warguild is a 2 Volume serial of cross-genre fantasy / science fiction novels published in 1987 that was written by Hugh Cook.

28114. I Am a Barbarian

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I Am a Barbarian is a historical novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs written in 1941 but was not published until after the author's death, first appearing in hardback on September 1, 1967 as published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. The book was originally to have been published by …

28115. 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 …

28116. Penrod and Sam

Booth Tarkington

Penrod and Sam is a novel by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1916. The book is the sequel to his 1914 work, Penrod, and focuses more on the relationship between the main character of the previous book, Penrod Schofield, and his best friend, Sam Williams. More of …

28119. Heroes in Hell

Janet Morris

Heroes in Hell is an anthology book and the first volume of its namesake series, created by Janet Morris. The book placed eighth in the annual Locus Poll for Best Anthology in 1987. "Newton Sleep" by Gregory Benford, originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science …

28120. The Two of Them

Joanna Russ

The Two of Them is a feminist science fiction novel by Joanna Russ. It was first published in 1978 in the United States by Berkley Books and in Great Britain by The Women's Press in 1986. It was last reissued in 2005 by the Wesleyan University Press with a foreword by Sarah …

28126. Crusade

Elizabeth Laird

Crusade is a novel written by Elizabeth Laird and first published by Macmillan in 2007. It is set in the Third Crusade and focuses on a Saracen boy named Salim and an English boy called Adam. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Children's Book Award.

28129. 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 …

28130. Gravity's Angels

Michael Swanwick

Gravity's Angels is a collection of science fiction stories by author Michael Swanwick. It was released in 1991 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,119 copies. The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science …

28135. The King's Daughter

Suzanne Martel

The King's Daughter is a historical novel for young adult readers by Suzanne Martel, first published in 1974. It follows the life of Jeanne Chatel, one of the King's Daughters of New France in the seventeenth century.

28136. Fire Angels

Jane Routley

Fire Angels is a 1998 fantasy fiction novel by Jane Routley. It follows the first book in the series, Mage Heart, with Dion reuniting with family and finding her homeland overrun with Witch Hunters and Fire Angels.

28139. The Color of My Words

Lynn Joseph

The Color of My Words is an award winning young adult fiction book by American author Lynn Joseph. It was published in 2000 by Harper-Collins. The book has also been translated into Korean as 그리그리나무위에는초록바다가있다 / Gŭri gŭri namu wi enŭn chʻorok pada ka itta and Spanish as El color …

28141. Bill, the Galactic Hero

Harry Harrison

Bill, the Galactic Hero is a satirical science fiction novel by Harry Harrison, first published in 1965. Harrison reports having been approached by a Vietnam veteran who described Bill as "the only book that's true about the military."

28142. Times Without Number

John Brunner

Times Without Number is a time travel/alternate history novel by John Brunner.

28143. The Tree Bride

Bharati Mukherjee

The Tree Bride, is a historical novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It is the sequel to Desirable Daughters.

28145. The Last Generation of the Roman Republic

Erich S. Gruen

The Last Generation of the Roman Republic is a scholarly work by Erich S. Gruen on the end of the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC. The central argument of the work is that the Late Roman Republic can be characterised by the strength and continuity of its constitutions, …

28146. The Tears of the Furies

Christopher Golden

The Tears of the Furies is a book published in 2005 that was written by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski.

28150. Pen, Sword, Camisole

Jorge Amado

Pen, Sword, Camisole is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1979. It was published in English in 1985, with a translation by Helen R. Lane.

28151. Was This Man a Genius?

Julie Hecht

Was This Man a Genius?: Talks with Andy Kaufman is a 2001 non-fiction work by American author Julie Hecht. It was first published on April 17, 2001 through Random House and was republished in paperback through Simon & Schuster in 2009. The book is based on a book-length …

28154. The Witch's Daughter

R. A. Salvatore

The Witch's Daughter is a children's novel by Nina Bawden, first published in 1966. It has been dramatised for television twice, with Fiona Kennedy and Sammy Glenn in the title role.

28155. The Heart of the Serpent

Ivan Yefremov

"The Heart of the Serpent" is a 1958 science fiction short story by the Soviet writer and paleontologist Ivan Yefremov. The crew of a spaceship encounters an alien ship in deep space. Speculation ensues about whether the other crew might be hostile. Comparisons are made to …

28160. Educating Eve: The 'Language Instinct' Debate

Geoffrey Sampson

Educating Eve: The 'Language Instinct' Debate is a book by Geoffrey Sampson, providing arguments against Noam Chomsky's theory of a human instinct for language acquisition. Sampson explains the original title of the book as a deliberate allusion to Educating Rita, and uses the …

28165. The 34th Rule

David R. George, III

The 34th Rule, published January 1, 1999, is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel written by Armin Shimerman and David R. George III. The story in the novel was an allegory for the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War, and was inspired by George Takei's …

28166. Sos the Rope

Piers Anthony

Sos the Rope is a book published in 1968 that was written by Piers Anthony.

28167. The Butterfly Kid

Chester Anderson

The Butterfly Kid is a science fiction novel by Chester Anderson originally released in 1967. It was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968. The novel is the first part of the Greenwich Village Trilogy, with Michael Kurland writing the second book and the third volume …

28169. The Village by the Sea

Anita Desai

The Village by the Sea: an Indian family story is a novel for young people by the Indian writer Anita Desai, published in London by Heinemann in 1982. It is based on the poverty, hardships and sorrow faced by a small rural, community in India. Desai won the annual Guardian …

28172. The Wizard and the Warlord

Elizabeth H. Boyer

The Wizard and the Warlord is a book published in 1983 that was written by Elizabeth Boyer.

28173. Heroes of Horror

James Wyatt

Heroes of Horror is a hardcover supplement to the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game.

28178. 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 …

28180. Fine Prey

Scott Westerfeld

Fine Prey is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld. Spider Stone has been studying at the Aya School, about the Aya aliens. Over the summer she goes on the fine hunt, and then claw hunt.

28192. C++ Primer

Stanley B. Lippman

C++ Primer is a book by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie and Barbara E. Moo meant for beginners to the C++ programming language.

28193. Chronicle of Ages

Traci Harding

Chronicle of Ages is a book published in 2000 and written by Traci Harding.

28197. The Mermaid Chair

Sue Monk Kidd

The Mermaid Chair is a 2005 novel written by American novelist Sue Monk Kidd, which has also been adapted as a Lifetime movie.



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