The most popular books in English
from 28201 to 28400

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.

28201. 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 …

28202. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete …

Arthur Conan Doyle

A cause for international celebration―the most important Sherlock Holmes publication in four decades. This monumental edition promises to be the most important new contribution to Sherlock Holmes literature since William Baring-Gould's 1967 classic work. In this boxed set, …

28203. 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 …

28204. Nog

Rudolph Wurlitzer

“Nog is to literature what Dylan is to lyrics.”—Jack Newfield, The Village Voice“A new kind of American travelogue.”—David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review“Somewhere between Psychedelic Superman and Samuel Beckett.”—NewsweekOriginally published by Random House in 1969, Nog …

28205. The Secretary of Dreams

Stephen King

The Secretary of Dreams is a series of graphic short story collections authored by Stephen King and illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne. Cemetery Dance Publications released the first volume in December 2006.

28206. 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 …

28207. Windfall

Desmond Bagley

Windfall is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1982. It was the last of his works to be published within his lifetime.

28208. 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 …

28209. The Tragic Muse

Henry James

The Tragic Muse is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1889-1890 and then as a book in 1890. This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick Dormer, who vacillates between a political …

28210. 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.

28211. The Zen Gun

Barrington J. Bayley

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

28214. 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 …

28217. 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 …

28218. 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 …

28219. Future on Fire

Orson Scott Card

Future on Fire is a science fiction anthology edited by Orson Scott Card. It contains fifteen stories written in the 1980s by different writers.

28221. Cold Heaven

Brian Moore

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

28222. Man of Nazareth

Anthony Burgess

Man of Nazareth is a historical novel by Anthony Burgess based on his screenplay for Franco Zeffirelli's TV miniseries Jesus of Nazareth. It is one of a trilogy of Burgess books with biblical themes, the others being The Kingdom of the Wicked and Moses.

28225. 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 …

28228. Tulku

Peter Dickinson

Tulku is a children's historical novel by Peter Dickinson, published by Gollancz in 1979. Set in China and Tibet at the time of the Boxer Rebellion, it features a young teenage boy orphaned by the violence, who flees with others to a Buddhist monastery. Dickinson and Tulku won …

28229. 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.

28230. Hush Little Baby

Caroline B. Cooney

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

28232. 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.

28234. 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 …

28235. Boy in Darkness

Mervyn Peake

Boy in Darkness is a horror novella written by Mervyn Peake. It was first published in 1956 by Eyre & Spottiswoode as part of the anthology Sometime, Never: Three Tales of Imagination. A corrupt version of Boy in Darkness was published both in an anthology, The Inner …

28236. 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.

28237. 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 …

28238. 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 …

28239. 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 …

28240. The seven hills

John Maddox Roberts

The Seven Hills is the 2005 alternate history novel by John Maddox Roberts, a sequel to his 2002 novel Hannibal's Children.

28241. Growth Fetish

Clive Hamilton

Growth Fetish is a book about economics and politics by the Australian liberal political theorist Clive Hamilton. Published in 2003 it became a best-seller in Australia, an unusual feat for what is normally considered a dry subject. The book argues that the policies of …

28242. Flow Chart

John Ashbery

Flow Chart is a long poem by the American writer John Ashbery, published in its own volume in 1991.

28244. 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.

28245. The Taming of Chance

Ian Hacking

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

28248. The Deadly Streets

Harlan Ellison

The Deadly Streets is a collection of short stories published by author Harlan Ellison in 1958. The stories explore the violent themes Ellison experienced as part of the street gang The Barons when he was researching Web of the City.

28249. 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 …

28250. Michaelmas

Algis Budrys

Michaelmas is a science fiction novel by Algis Budrys.

28251. 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 …

28253. The Toybox

Jackie Cassada

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

28254. House Mother Normal

B.S. Johnson

House Mother Normal is a novel by the experimental writer B.S. Johnson. As is typical of Johnson's work the novel is written in an unorthodox style.

28255. The Fall of Colossus

Dennis Feltham Jones

The Fall of Colossus is a science fiction novel written in 1974 by the British author Dennis Feltham Jones. It is the second volume in the Colossus trilogy and a sequel to Jones' 1966 novel Colossus.

28257. 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 …

28258. No Name in the Street

James Baldwin

No Name in the Street is American writer and poet James Baldwin's fourth non-fiction book and was first published in 1972. It depicts several historical events and figures from the Baldwin's perspective: Francisco Franco, McCarthyism and Martin Luther King's death, as well as …

28259. Goggle-Eyes

Anne Fine

Goggle-Eyes, or My War with Goggle-Eyes in the U.S., is a children's novel by Anne Fine, published by Hamilton in 1989. It features a girl who hates her mother's boyfriend, she thinks. In the frame story, set in a Scotland day school, that girl Kitty tells her friend Helen about …

28260. 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.

28261. Wonderworks: Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

Michael Whelan

Wonderworks: Science Fiction and Fantasy Art is a book by Michael Whelan.

28262. 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 …

28263. My Year

Roald Dahl

My Year is a book by Roald Dahl and was published in 1993. It is based on a diary Dahl wrote during the final year of his life. In a month-by-month journey, he reflects on the past and present from many perspectives. Reminiscences of his childhood and adolescence are combined …

28264. Monica's Story

Andrew Morton

Monica's Story is the authorized biography of Monica Lewinsky, written by Andrew Morton. Morton was also a biographer of Diana, Princess of Wales.

28265. 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 …

28266. Jackson Pollock: An American Saga

Steven Naifeh

Jackson Pollock: An American Saga is a 1989 biography of expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. It was considered "well-researched" by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and inspired Ed Harris to adapt it to film as Pollock in 2000. …

28267. Dragons of Light

Orson Scott Card

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

28268. The complete poems of Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth

The complete poems of Kenneth Rexroth is a collection of poems by Kenneth Rexroth.

28271. Identity, youth, and crisis

Erik Erikson

Book by Erik Erikson

28272. The Best of L. Sprague de Camp

L. Sprague de Camp

The Best of L. Sprague de Camp is a collection of writings by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, first published in hardback by Nelson Doubleday in February 1978 and in paperback by Ballantine Books in May of the same year. The book was reprinted by …

28274. 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."

28275. Times Without Number

John Brunner

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

28276. The Tree Bride

Bharati Mukherjee

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

28279. A Push and a Shove

Christopher Kelly

A Push and a Shove: A Novel is a 2007 novel in the thriller genre by Christopher Kelly. Kelly, an openly gay man, is a film critic and journalist for Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Texas Monthly. Kelly developed the story over four years and it is "slightly autobiographical [...] …

28281. Miracle Cure

Harlan Coben

Miracle Cure is the second novel by American crime writer, Harlan Coben. The novel was first published in 1996, and is currently out of print.

28283. Third Watch

Anne McCaffrey

Third Watch is a book published in 2007 that was written by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough and Anne McCaffrey.

28284. Sos the Rope

Piers Anthony

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

28285. 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 …

28288. Grass For His Pillow Episode 1 : Lord Fujiwara's …

Gillian Rubinstein

Grass For His Pillow Episode 1 : Lord Fujiwara's Treasures is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

28289. The Black Bouquet

Richard Lee Byers

The Black Bouquet is a Fantasy novel by Richard Lee Byers, set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the second novel in "The Rogues" series.

28290. Green Monkey Dreams

Isobelle Carmody

"Green Monkey Dreams" is a 1996 fantasy short story by Isobelle Carmody.

28293. The Pain and the Great One

Judy Blume

The Pain and the Great One is a children's picture book published in 1974, written by Judy Blume and illustrated by Irene Trivas. This is the only picture book written by Blume, though many of her other novels, notably The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo and Tales of a …

28296. The Shepherd's Granddaughter

Anne Carter

The Shepherd's Granddaughter is a children's novel by Anne Laurel Carter published in 2008. It provides a fictional account of the complex situation between the Jewish and Muslim communities in Palestine, which is seen through the eyes of Amani, a Palestinian girl six years old …

28299. 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 …

28302. Distributed systems: Principles and Paradigms

A. S. Tanenbaum

Distrbuted Systems is a book written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

28323. Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem …

Elif Shafak

An acclaimed Turkish novelist's personal account of balancing a writer's life with a mother's life. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Turkish writer Elif Shafek suffered from postpartum depression that triggered a profound personal crisis. Infused with guilt, …

28337. I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional

Wendy Kaminer

I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions is a non-fiction book about the self-help industry, written by Wendy Kaminer. The book was first published in a hardcover format in 1992 by Addison-Wesley, and again in a paperback format …

28340. Power to the People

Laura Ingraham

Power to the People is the third book written by conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham. The book was published in 2007 by Regnery Publishing, and details Laura's views on the current political and cultural climate, including illegal immigration, the war against …

28343. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art …

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for …

28349. Auguries of Innocence

Patti Smith

Auguries of Innocence is a poetry collection by Patti Smith, published in 2005. This collection of poetry includes exactly twenty-six recent poems penned by the active, contemporary poet. Drawing on some of her many influences such as William Blake and Arthur Rimbaud, Smith's …

28351. The Complete Opera Book

Gustav Kobbé

The Complete Opera Book is a guide to operas by American music critic and author Gustav Kobbé first published in the United States in 1919 and the United Kingdom in 1922. A revised edition from 1954 by the Earl of Harewood is known as Kobbé's Complete Opera Book. The 1997 …

28353. In Praise of Darkness

Jorge Luis Borges

In Praise of Darkness is a book written by Jorge Luis Borges.

28370. The assault

Reinaldo Arenas

The assault is a book that was written by Reinaldo Arenas.

28373. The Cauldron of Fear

Joe Dever

The Cauldron of Fear is the ninth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. Starting with this book, long-time illustrator Gary Chalk was replaced with Brian Williams.

28378. Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards

Jim Ottaviani

Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards: A Tale of Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Gilded Age of Paleontology is a graphic novel written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by the company Big Time Attic. The book tells a slightly fictionalized account of the …

28386. Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos

Lin Carter

Lovecraft: A Look Behind the "Cthulhu Mythos" is a 1972 non-fiction book written by Lin Carter, published by Ballantine Books. The introduction notes that the book "does not purport to be a biography of H. P. Lovecraft", and instead presents it as "a history of the growth of the …

28387. Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli–Arab …

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli–Arab Tragedy is a book by historian and former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami, which examines the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The book is notable for the challenges it offers to many of Israel's founding myths and …

28393. Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

Alma Guillermoprieto

Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution is a book by Alma Guillermoprieto.



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