The most popular books in English
from 28601 to 28800

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.

28602. The Mystery of the Haunted Pool

Phyllis A. Whitney

Susan discovers a mystery surrounding a house that her family wants to rent

28607. They Would Never Hurt a Fly

Slavenka Drakulić

They Would Never Hurt a Fly is a 2004 historical non-fiction novel by Slavenka Drakulić discussing the personalities of the war criminals on trial in the Hague that destroyed the former Yugoslavia. Drakulić uses certain trials of alleged criminals with subordinate power to …

28609. Demonstorm

James Barclay

Demonstorm is a book published in 2004 that was written by James Barclay.

28613. Heligoland

Shena Mackay

Heligoland, is a novel by British author Shena Mackay, first published in 2003 by Jonathan Cape. It was shortlisted for both Whitbread Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction. The Guardian says of the book "This is drawn so playfully and so compassionately - and with such …

28615. Dream Jungle

Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn has received wide critical acclaim for her edgy, high-energy novels chronicling the clash and embrace of American and Filipino cultures. With Dream Jungle, she achieves a new level of narrative daring. Set in a Philippines of desperate beauty and rank …

28618. The Judas Tree

A. J. Cronin

The Judas Tree is a 1961 novel by A. J. Cronin. It begins with the story of David Moray, his early career as an ambitious young doctor away on business. He has promised to return to marry a woman he loves, Mary Douglas. Early on in the story he is introduced to successful people …

28619. Chromos

Felipe Alfau

Chromos is a book written by Felipe Alfau.

28620. Ambidextrous

Felice Picano

Ambidextrous: The Secret Lives of Children, is a novel by the American author Felice Picano. The book is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's life growing up in the 1950s. Major themes include adolescent sexuality and coming out. A bold, funny and excruciatingly …

28623. The Macdermots of Ballycloran

Anthony Trollope

The Macdermots of Ballycloran is a novel by Anthony Trollope. It was Trollope's first published novel, which he began in September 1843 and completed by June 1845. However, it was not published until 1847. The novel was "an abysmal failure with the reading public." The novel was …

28625. Clean Straw for Nothing

George Johnston

Clean Straw for Nothing is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author George Johnston. This novel is a sequel to My Brother Jack, the second in a trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels by Johnson. In real life, Johnson abandoned a conventional career in Australia …

28626. Decline and Fall

Evelyn Waugh

Decline and Fall is a novel by the English author Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1928. It was Waugh's first published novel; an earlier attempt, titled The Temple at Thatch, was destroyed by Waugh while still in manuscript form. Decline and Fall is based in part on Waugh's …

28627. The Mechanical Bride

Marshall McLuhan

The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man is a pioneering study of popular culture by Herbert Marshall McLuhan, treating newspapers, comics, and advertisements as poetic texts. Like his later 1962 book The Gutenberg Galaxy, The Mechanical Bride is unique and composed of a …

28629. All for Love

John Dryden

All for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677. Today, it is Dryden's best-known and most performed play. It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an attempt on Dryden's part to reinvigorate serious drama. It is an acknowledged …

28631. The Vengeance of Rome

Michael Moorcock

The Vengeance of Rome is a novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the fourth in the Pyat Quartet tetralogy. In this novel, Colonel Pyat, an incarnation of the Eternal Champion, goes to Italy and Germany, where he becomes involved in Fascism and Naziism, including sexual encounters …

28632. Selected Poems

Galway Kinnell

Selected Poems is a book of poetry written by Galway Kinnell.

28633. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical

Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1905–1982) is one of the most widely read philosophers of the twentieth century. Yet, despite the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there have been few serious scholarly examinations of her thought. Ayn …

28636. The Obama Nation

Jerome Corsi

The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality is a controversial bestselling book by Jerome Corsi intended by its author to oppose Barack Obama's candidacy for President of the United States. The book alleges Obama's "extreme leftism", "extensive connections …

28642. Drunkard's Walk

edited by Frederik Pohl

Drunkard's Walk is a science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl. It was originally published in paperback by Ballantine Books in 1960 and later the same year by Gnome Press in a hardback edition of 3,000 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Galaxy Science …

28643. Nevada

Zane Grey

Nevada is a 1928 western novel by Zane Grey. It is a sequel to 1927's Forlorn River.

28644. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.

28646. Sarny

Gary Paulsen

Sarny is the sequel to Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen. It was published on September 8, 1997 by Dell Books.

28647. Waterless Mountain

Laura Adams Armer

Waterless Mountain is a novel by Laura Adams Armer that was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1932.

28649. Types and Programming Languages

Benjamin C. Pierce

Types and Programming Languages, ISBN 0-262-16209-1, is a book by Benjamin C. Pierce on type systems. A review by Frank Pfenning called it "probably the single most important book in the area of programming languages in recent years."

28650. Night of the Ripper

Robert Bloch

Night of the Ripper is a novel written by American writer Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho.

28654. Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary …

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

28658. Aliens Stole My Body

Bruce Coville

BRING BACK ROD'S BODY! Rod Allbright has found his father -- but lost his own body! It's been stolen by BKR, the most fiendish villain in the galaxy, which leaves Rod sharing the body of a one-eyed, blue alien named Seymour. Alas, when it comes time to go after BKR, Rod is …

28659. Black Blade

Eric Van Lustbader

Black Blade is a thriller novel written by Eric Van Lustbader. It was published in 1992.

28660. Beyond Apollo

Barry N. Malzberg

Beyond Apollo is a novel by Barry N. Malzberg, first published in 1972 in a hardcover edition by Random House. Malzberg credits the inspiration for the novel to "I Have My Vigil", a 1969 short story by fellow science fiction writer Harry Harrison.

28667. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

28668. Till Death Do Us Part

John Dickson Carr

Till Death Do Us Part, first published in 1944, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery. Carr considered this one of his best impossible crime novels.

28673. The Straight Mind and Other Essays

Monique Wittig

The Straight Mind and Other Essays is a collection of essays by Monique Wittig. It was translated into French as La Pensée straight in 2001.

28675. Parallelities

Alan Dean Foster

Parallelities is a 1995 science fiction novel by Alan Dean Foster. The story centers on Max Parker, a Los Angeles tabloid reporter whose client accidentally inflicts him with a condition causing him to experience encounters with parallel worlds, dubbed "paras" in this novel. He …

28680. The emergence of probability

Ian Hacking

The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and Statistical Inference is a 1975 book by philosopher Ian Hacking.

28681. The Bird of Night

Susan Hill

The Bird of Night is a novel by Susan Hill. It won the 1972 Whitbread Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Susan Hill commented in 2006: A novel of mine was shortlisted for Booker and won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction. It was a book I have never rated. I don't …

28682. Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist

Russell McCormmach

Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist is an historical novel by historian of science Russell McCormmach, published in 1982 by Harvard University Press. Set in 1918, the book explores the world of physics in the early 20th century—including the advent of modern physics and the …

28686. Flashfire

David Sherman

Flashfire is a science fiction novel by David Sherman and Dan Cragg published in 2006. It is set in the 25th Century in Sherman and Cragg's StarFist series.

28690. Nine Days to Christmas

Marie Hall Ets

Nine Days to Christmas is a book by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida. Released by Viking Press, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1960. In the story, Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity …

28691. Eric Brighteyes

H. Rider Haggard

The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is the title of an epic viking novel by H. Rider Haggard, and concerns the adventures of its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. The novel was first published in 1890 by Longmans, Green & Company. It was illustrated by Lancelot …

28693. The Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana; or, A Universal …

Jack Tracy

The Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana; or, A Universal Dictionary of the State of Knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and His Biographer, John H. Watson, M.D. is a book written by Jack Tracy.

28694. Letters to a young lawyer

Alan Dershowitz

Letters to a young lawyer is a book published in 2001 that was written by Alan Dershowitz.

28695. Main-Travelled Roads

Hamlin Garland

Main-Travelled Roads is a collection of short stories by the American author Hamlin Garland. First published in 1891, the stories are set in what the author refers to as the "Middle Border," the northwestern prairie states of Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South …

28696. Eight Lectures on Yoga

Aleister Crowley

Eight Lectures on Yoga is a book by English occultist and teacher Aleister Crowley about the practice of Yoga. The book is number 4 of volume 3 of the Equinox, which was published by the Ordo Templi Orientis. The work is largely a demystified look at yoga, using little to no …

28697. The Haunted Woman

David Lindsay

The Haunted Woman is a dark, metaphysical fantasy novel by David Lindsay. It was first published, somewhat cut, as a serial in The Daily News in 1921. It was first published in book form by Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, in 1922. The work supposedly marked Lindsay's attempt to …

28698. Dead Girls

Richard Calder

Dead Girls is the début novel by British science fiction author Richard Calder, and was first published in the UK in 1992 and 1995 in the US. The novel is the first in Calders 'Dead' trilogy, and is followed by the novels Dead Boys and Dead Things.

28699. The Halcyon Drift

Brian Stableford

The Halcyon Drift is a book published in 1972 that was written by Brian Stableford.

28700. The Collected Books of Jack Spicer

Jack Spicer

The Collected Books of Jack Spicer first appeared in 1975, ten years after the death of Jack Spicer. It was "edited & with a commentary by Robin Blaser" and published in Santa Rosa, CA by Black Sparrow Press. A primary document of the San Francisco Renaissance, The Collected …

28702. The Atlas of the Land

Karen Wynn Fonstad

The Atlas of the Land by Karen Wynn Fonstad provides a cartographer's point of view to the fictional world known as "the Land" from Stephen R. Donaldson's fantasy novel series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Throughout this book, Fonstad provides detailed cartography along …

28706. 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 …

28709. The Mysterious Caravan

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mysterious Caravan is Volume 54 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Andrew E. Svenson in 1975.

28714. Getting to Know You

David Marusek

Getting to Know You is a short story collection by David Marusek. It contains all of his published science fiction stories as of it publication. Includes an introduction and a commentary on each story by the author.

28715. The Wind from a Burning Woman

Greg Bear

The Wind from a Burning Woman is a collection of science fiction stories by author Greg Bear. It was released in 1983 and was the author's first hardcover book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 3,046 copies. The book is unusual among Arkham House publications in …

28716. The Honorable Barbarian

L. Sprague de Camp

The Honorable Barbarian is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the fifth and final book of his Novarian series. It is a sequel both to the "Reluctant King" trilogy and to the Novarian sequence's only short story, "The Emperor's Fan". It was first published in …

28719. The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy …

Mike Stanton

The Prince of Providence is a non-fiction book written by Mike Stanton based on the true life of American politician Buddy Cianci. The book is being adapted by writer David Mamet into a feature film. Michael Corrente and David O. Russell are in talks to serve as director.

28721. Leaving Poppy

Kate Cann

Leaving Poppy is a young adult thriller/horror novel by Kate Cann, published in 2006. It won the 2008 Angus Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Prize.

28726. Shieldbreaker's Story

Fred Saberhagen

Shieldbreaker's Story is a book published in 1994 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

28730. Silent Coup

Len Colodny

Silent Coup is a book written by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin, in which they contend that former Nixon White House counsel John Dean orchestrated the 1972 Watergate burglary at Democratic National Committee headquarters to protect his future wife Maureen Biner by removing …

28734. Irish Whiskey

Andrew Greeley

Irish Whiskey is the third of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

28737. A Different Universe

Robert B. Laughlin

A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down is a 2005 physics book by Robert B. Laughlin, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. It argues against the overuse of reductionism in fields such as string theory, and emphasizes that the future of physics research …

28739. The Mocking Program

Alan Dean Foster

The Mocking Program is a 2002 novel by American author Alan Dean Foster.

28741. Mojo: Conjure Stories

Nalo Hopkinson

Mojo: Conjure Stories is an anthology of fantasy and horror short stories, edited by the writer Nalo Hopkinson and published in 2003.

28743. Our angry earth

Isaac Asimov

“A lucid overview of [environmental] problems and a compelling call to action.” —Publishers Weekly From two of science fiction’s most celebrated and brilliant minds—Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl—comes the second edition of Our Angry Earth, a comprehensive analysis of today's …

28745. Starborne

Robert Silverberg

Starborne is a 1996 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg, an expansion of Silverberg's 1973 story "Ship-Sister, Star-Sister."

28749. Show Business

Shashi Tharoor

Show Business is a postmodern satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor.

28751. The Rothschilds

Frederic Morton

Rothschilds is a book written by Frederic Morton.

28753. Gentleman's Agreement

Laura Z. Hobson

Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 novel by Laura Z. Hobson which explored the problem of anti-Semitism in the United States, what The New York Times called, in a contemporary review, "a story of the emotional disturbance that occurs within a man who elects, for the sake of getting …

28754. Dragon Cauldron

Laurence Yep

Dragon Cauldron is a fantasy novel by Chinese-American author Laurence Yep first published in 1991. It is the third book in his Dragon tetralogy. Dragon Cauldron marks a shift in narration from Shimmer, who had narrated the first two books in the series, to Monkey, who had up to …

28755. The Binding Stone

Don Bassingthwaite

The Binding Stone is a fantasy novel by Don Bassingthwaite, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in "The Dragon Below" series. It was published in paperback in August 2005.

28756. Again to Carthage

John L. Parker, Jr.

Again to Carthage is a novel by American author John L. Parker Jr. initially published April 1, 2008. It is the sequel to 1978 book Once a Runner.

28759. The Unseen

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Unseen is a book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

28761. Skinner's Mission

Quintin Jardine

Skinner's Mission is a 1997 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the sixth of the Bob Skinner novels.

28762. The Storm Weaver and the Sand

Sean Williams

The Storm Weaver and the Sand is a 2002 fantasy novel by Sean Williams. It follows the second book in the series, The Sky Warden & the Sun, with Sal and Shilly finding shelter with the Stone Mages only to be betrayed and put forward for judgement by the Sky Wardens.

28765. Heretic : Book One of the Templar Chronicles

Joseph Nassise

Heretic is a book published in 2005 that was written by Joseph Nassise.

28766. The Knife That Killed Me

Anthony McGowan

The Knife That Killed Me is a young adult novel by Anthony McGowan, published in 2008. It has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize, longlisted for the Guardian Award and longlisted for the Manchester Book Award.

28767. A Mysterious Affair of Style

Gilbert Adair

A Mysterious Affair of Style is a whodunit by Gilbert Adair first published in 2007. A homage to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction in general and Agatha Christie in particular, the novel is a sequel to Adair's 2006 book, The Act of Roger Murgatroyd.

28768. Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict

Andy Griffiths

Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict is the final book in Andy Griffiths' Bum trilogy, following The Day My Bum Went Psycho and Zombie Bums from Uranus. The book details the events of a young boy called Zack and his adventures to finish the bums once and for all.

28769. Farthest Reach

Richard Baker

Farthest Reach is a 2005 fantasy novel by Richard Baker, set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the second novel in the "Last Mythal" series.

28770. The Prince

Francine Rivers

The Prince is American novel published in 2005 written by Francine Rivers. It is the third novel in the Sons of Encouragement series, and tells the tale of the biblical character of Jonathan, the son of Saul the King in the Old Testament.

28771. The Stone Key

Isobelle Carmody

The Stone Key is a 2008 science fiction novel by Isobelle Carmody, set in a post apocalyptic world. It is the fifth book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.

28772. The Guardian of Isis

Monica Hughes

The Guardian of Isis is a young adult novel by Monica Hughes, and is the sequel to The Keeper of the Isis Light. The story takes place on the fictional world of Isis. It is set 55 years after the first book, and now two more generations have been born.

28776. 30 Days of Night: Immortal Remains

Steve Niles

30 Days of Night: Immortal Remains is the second novel spinoff of the 30 Days of Night comic series. It is co-written by Steve Niles and Jeff Mariotte. Immortal Remains is set after the second comic and centers on the vampire Dane, who travels to Savannah, Georgia after a series …

28779. Fire Margins

Lisanne Norman

Fire Margins is the third book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1996 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

28785. The Book of the War

Lawrence Miles

The Book of the War is a hypertext multi-author novel presented in the form of an encyclopedia of the first 50 years of the War in the Faction Paradox universe based on the Doctor Who universe. The book was edited by Lawrence Miles, and written by Miles, Simon Bucher-Jones, …

28786. Strange Objects

Gary Crew

Strange Objects is a 1990 novel by Australian author Gary Crew. Strange Objects is set in and around Geraldton in Western Australia and is based on the shipwreck of the Dutch vessel the Batavia. Using the framing device of a collection of papers made by a missing boy, Steven …

28789. Women in Love

D. H. Lawrence

Women in Love is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence published in 1920. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow, and follows the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship …

28799. The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book …

Elena Ferrante

An Amazon Best Book of September 2015: Elena Ferrante has been an under-the-radar phenomenon for a couple of years now: the pseudonymous, publicity-shunning Italian author of Days of Abandonment – one of my favorite novels of all time – and the three (until now) Neapolitan …



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