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.

28601. New Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

New Fairy Tales is a collection of four fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen and published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark on 10 November 1843. As was customary at the time however, the title page is dated 1844. The tales are completely Andersen's invention, …

28602. Commonwealth

Joey Goebel

Commonwealth is the third full novel written by the American author Joey Goebel.

28620. The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Robert Anton Wilson

The Walls Came Tumbling Down is a film script written by author Robert Anton Wilson, first published in book form in 1997.

28622. Racists

Kunal Basu

Racists is a 2006 novel by Kunal Basu about a scientific experiment in the mid-19th century in which a white girl and a black boy are raised together as savages on a small uninhabited island off the coast of Africa. The long-term experiment is devised by the "racists" of the …

28629. Electric Brae

Andrew Greig

Electric Brae: A Modern Romance was the first novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. The title is a reference to Electric Brae in Ayrshire, where a natural optical illusion makes it seem that things can roll uphill.

28636. Sarny

Gary Paulsen

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

28638. Storm of the Dead

Lisa Smedman

Storm of the Dead is a book published in 2007 that was written by Lisa Smedman.

28639. In Praise of Darkness

Jorge Luis Borges

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

28652. Florida

Christine Schutt

In this elegiac and luminous novel, which John Ashbery called "an amazing achievement" and Mary Gordon dubbed "a wholly original endeavor," Christine Schutt gives voice to the feast of memory, the mystery of the mad and missing, and the power of words. Set in the Midwest, where …

28657. Bourbon Island 1730

Lewis Trondheim

It is 1730 when Raphael Pommeroy arrives in the West Indies with his ornithology professor. They’re supposed to be in search of the almost-extinct dodo . . . but Raphael is quickly entranced with the piratical inhabitants of the island, becoming obsessed with their vision of a …

28659. The War of the Roses

Warren Adler

The War of the Roses is a novel by Warren Adler.

28662. 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 …

28668. Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's …

Arthur Allen

Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver is a 2007 book by freelance writer Arthur Allen. The book describes the history of vaccination, beginning in 1796 when it was discovered by Edward Jenner, and including mandatory vaccination policies during World …

28680. 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 …

28694. 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 …

28695. The Incorporated Knight

L. Sprague de Camp

The Incorporated Knight is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, the first book in his sequence of two Neo-Napolitanian novels. Chapters 1-5 first appeared as the short stories "Two Yards of Dragon", "The Coronet", "Spider Love" and …

28698. 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.

28702. A Fine Night for Dying

Jack Higgins

A Fine Night for Dying is a 1969 novel by Jack Higgins originally published under the pseudonyms Martin J Fallon. Set on the high seas, it is a new adventure for super-spy Paul Chavasse.

28716. Conan the Defender

Robert Jordan

Conan the Defender is a fantasy novel written by Robert Jordan featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in December 1982, followed by a regular paperback edition in December 1983. The book was …

28719. 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 …

28720. Noble House

James Clavell

Noble House is a novel by James Clavell, published in 1981 and set in Hong Kong in 1963. It is a massive book, well over 1000 pages, with dozens of characters and numerous intermingling plot lines. In 1988, it was adapted as a television miniseries for NBC, starring Pierce …

28721. The Mocking Program

Alan Dean Foster

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

28726. The Lighthouse Land

Adrian McKinty

The Lighthouse Land is a book published in 2006 that was written by Adrian McKinty.

28728. Grill

Ib Michael

28732. Rogue Queen

L. Sprague de Camp

Rogue Queen is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the third book in his Viagens Interplanetarias series. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1951, and in paperback by Dell Books in 1952. A later hardcover edition was issued by The Easton Press …

28735. 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.

28744. 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.

28751. And Furthermore

Judi Dench

From London's glittering West End to Broadway's bright lights, from her Academy Award-winning role as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love to "M" in the James Bond films, Judi Dench has treated audiences to some of the greatest performances of our time. She made her professional …

28772. 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 …

28790. Shapers of Darkness

David B. Coe

Shapers of Darkness is a book published in 2005 that was written by David B. Coe.

28798. 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 …

28800. 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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