The most popular books in English
from 28801 to 29000

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.

28822. The Last Hero

Leslie Charteris

The Last Hero is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris that was first published in the United Kingdom in May 1930 by Hodder and Stoughton and in the United States in November 1930 by The Crime Club. The story initially appeared in The Thriller, a British magazine, in …

28824. 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 …

28825. The World of Nagaraj

R. K. Narayan

The World of Nagaraj is a classic piece of literature by R. K. Narayan. It is based in the fictional town of Malgudi, a small town in South India.

28833. 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 …

28841. In Praise of Darkness

Jorge Luis Borges

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

28844. Enderby's Dark Lady, or No End to Enderby

Anthony Burgess

Enderby's Dark Lady, or, No End to Enderby is a 1984 novel by Anthony Burgess, the final volume in the Enderby series. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Hutchinson. The protagonist was killed off in the third book, The Clockwork Testament, or Enderby's End, but …

28849. Love Story

Erich Segal

Love Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal. The book's origins lay in a screenplay that Segal wrote, and that was subsequently approved for production by Paramount Pictures. Paramount requested that Segal adapt the story into novel form as a preview of …

28851. 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 …

28853. The assault

Reinaldo Arenas

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

28855. The Black Hole of Auschwitz

Primo Levi

The Black Hole of Auschwitz is a collection of essays by the Italian author Primo Levi. Originally published under the Italian title Asymmetry and Life it has two distinct halves. The first half, The Black Hole of Auschwitz is a collection of essays, often prefaces to other …

28858. 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 …

28859. 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.

28867. The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina

Caroline Lawrence

The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published on June 19, 2003. The sixth book of the Roman Mysteries series, it is set in Ostia in December AD 79, during the Saturnalia. Its central themes are love and marriage.

28869. Space Demons

Gillian Rubinstein

Space Demons is a book by Australian author Gillian Rubinstein. First released in 1985, the young adult science fiction novel is the first of the 'Space Demons' trilogy. The book was awarded the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers in 1987. The book is often studied in …

28870. 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 …

28871. Temptation

Václav Havel

Temptation is a Faustian play written by Czech playwright Václav Havel in 1985 that premiered in Austria on 22 May 1986 in the Burgtheater in Vienna. The play premiered in Czechoslovakia on 27 October 1990, at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň. It premiered in the United States on …

28872. 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 …

28873. 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 …

28874. Realtime Interrupt

James P. Hogan

Realtime Interrupt is a 1995 science fiction novel by James P. Hogan set in a near-future Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It tells the story of Joe Corrigan, who awakens in a Pittsburgh hospital without memory. As director of the supersecret Oz Project, he had worked on …

28879. Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

Alma Guillermoprieto

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

28882. Empires of the Indus

Alice Albinia

Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River is a non-fiction book by Alice Albinia that covers the writer's journey from Karachi to Tibet, which is the natural course of the Indus River. The book gives an insight into the communities as well as the political framework of the …

28890. The Animal Doctor

P. C. Jersild

The Animal Doctor is a book written by P. C. Jersild.

28891. 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 …

28910. 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 …

28923. 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 …

28929. 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 …

28938. Show Business

Shashi Tharoor

Show Business is a postmodern satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor.

28945. The Unseen

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Unseen is a book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

28946. Skinner's Mission

Quintin Jardine

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

28947. Falconer's Lure

Antonia Forest

Falconer's Lure is a 1957 falconry-based novel by Antonia Forest. Falconer's Lure is the third book in the series, between The Marlows and the Traitor and End of Term. In the 1950s pony books were very popular among young girls. Antonia Forest's publishers wanted something …

28952. Martha Speaks

Susan Meddaugh

Martha Speaks is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1992. It is the first in a series of six books featuring a girl's pet dog named Martha, and the series may also be called Martha Speaks.

28953. 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.

28976. 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 …

28983. When Patty Went to College

Jean Webster

When Patty Went to College is Jean Webster's first novel, published in 1903. It is a humorous look at life in an all-girls college at the turn of the 20th century. Patty Wyatt, the protagonist of this story is a bright, fun loving, imperturbable girl who does not like to …

28999. Code Name Verity

Elizabeth E. Wein

Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a …

29000. 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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