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.

28801. Pioneer, Go Home!

Richard P. Powell

This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author. Pioneer, Go Home! ranks among the most entertaining of Powell s 19 published novels. Originally released by Scribner s in 1959, it …

28802. Nothing... Except My G

Oscar Wilde

'I have nothing to declare', Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius'. A socialite, a wit, a man who flaunted convention and was unafraid to shock, Oscar Wilde was a great writer and a great man. This new collection of wit and wisdom demonstrates the …

28809. The Clockwork Testament, or Enderby's End

Anthony Burgess

The Clockwork Testament is a novella by the British author Anthony Burgess. It is the third of Burgess' four Enderby novels and was first published in 1974 by Hart-Davis, MacGibbon Publishers. It is usually subtitled Enderby's End, as it was originally intended to be the last …

28811. Inquisition

Anselm Audley

Inquisition is a book published in 2002 that was written by Anselm Audley.

28813. 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 …

28819. 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 …

28820. Chromos

Felipe Alfau

Chromos is a book written by Felipe Alfau.

28827. 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 …

28828. 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.

28829. Church and the homosexual

John J. McNeill

The Church and the Homosexual is a 1976 book by theologian John J. McNeill. The book is notable in the field of moral theology in that it was among the first books to argue that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality.

28831. 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 …

28832. 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. 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 …

28834. 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 …

28836. Is Bill Cosby right?

Michael Eric Dyson

Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has The Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? is a book written by Michael Eric Dyson.

28838. 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 …

28845. Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Dan Millman

Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author Dan Millman. The book has been a bestseller in many countries since its first publication in 1980. The book initially had only modest sales, before reportedly Hal …

28847. The Broken Bubble

Philip K. Dick

The Broken Bubble is an early mainstream novel by noted science fiction author Philip K. Dick. It was written somewhere around 1956 under the longer title The Broken Bubble of Thisbe Holt but was rejected for publication in the 1950s, as were all of Dick's "straight" novels at …

28850. The Population Bomb

Paul R. Ehrlich

The Population Bomb is a best-selling book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich, in 1968. It warned of the mass starvation of humans in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and …

28851. 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 …

28854. 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. …

28855. 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 …

28856. Sylvie and Bruno

Lewis Carroll

Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded published in 1893, form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were illustrated by Harry Furniss. The novel has two main plots: one set in the real …

28864. 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.

28865. The Howling

Gary Brandner

The Howling is a 1977 horror novel by Gary Brandner. It was the inspiration for the 1981 movie The Howling, although the plot of the movie was only vaguely similar to that of the book. Brandner published two sequels of the novel, The Howling II during 1979 and The Howling III: …

28866. The Secret of the Lost Tunnel

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of the Lost Tunnel is Volume 29 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 1950. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

28868. William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems

William Carlos Williams

“No poetry is more fresh, more immediate, more deftly challenging,” writes editor Robert Pinsky. “William Carlos Williams is at the center of one of poetry’s greatest historical flowerings.” A poet of astonishing range and inventiveness, Williams was at once a daring formal …

28869. 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 …

28870. 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 …

28873. The Gifts of the Body

Rebecca Brown

The Gifts of the Body is a novel consisting of several interconnected stories. It was written by Rebecca Brown, and originally published by HarperCollins.

28874. 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.

28875. Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology

Stan Goldstein

Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology is a 1980 book written and edited by Stan and Fred Goldstein, and illustrated by Rick Sternbach. At the time of its publication it was the official history of the Star Trek universe. The first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation used …

28881. The Giant Under the Snow

John Gordon

The Giant Under The Snow is a children's fantasy adventure novel by John Gordon. First published in 1968 the story tells the tale of three school friends who discover an ancient treasure and become embroiled in the final act of an epic battle of good against evil. It is John …

28882. 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.

28883. 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 …

28885. The War of the Roses

Warren Adler

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

28887. Lazarus Rising

David Sherman

Lazarus Rising is the ninth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg.

28891. 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 …

28893. The book of snobs

William Makepeace Thackeray

The Book of Snobs is a collection of satirical works by William Makepeace Thackeray first published in the magazine Punch as The Snobs of England, By One of Themselves. Published in 1848, the book was serialised in 1846/47 around the same time as Vanity Fair. While the word …

28896. 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 …

28897. A history of American law

Lawrence M. Friedman

A history of American law is a book written by Lawrence M. Friedman.

28899. The Way to Start a Day

Byrd Baylor

The Way to Start a Day is a book written by Byrd Baylor and illustrated by Peter Parnall.

28900. Pennterra

Judith Moffett

Pennterra is a science fiction novel by American author Judith Moffett, first published in 1987. Isaac Asimov, who wrote an introduction for the book and published it under his "Isaac Asimov Presents" series. Pennterra was reprinted in 2009 by Fantastic Books, an imprint of …

28903. Fade to Black

Robert Goldsborough

Fade to Black is a Nero Wolfe mystery novel by Robert Goldsborough, the fifth of seven Nero Wolfe books extending the Rex Stout canon. It was first published by Bantam in hardcover in 1990. Fade to Black is set in the advertising world, and as such is a nice counterpoint to …

28904. 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.

28906. The Shell House

Linda Newbery

Connected through time by a once stately mansion, now a burned-out shell of its former grandeur, two young men struggle with the contradictions between body and soul in both contemporary England and the barbed-wire battlefields of WWI. In 2002, Greg is a shy photographer who is …

28908. On the Bus with Rosa Parks

Rita Dove

On the Bus with Rosa Parks is a poetry book by Rita Dove.

28909. 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.

28910. Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake

Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake is a Doctor Dolittle book written by Hugh Lofting. The book was published posthumously in 1948, 15 years after its predecessor. Fittingly, it is the longest book in the series, and the tone is the darkest; World War II took place before the …

28911. 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 …

28916. The Bighead

Edward Lee

The Bighead is a horror novel by writer Edward Lee, released in 1997. It concerns "The Bighead", a mentally challenged, inbred psychopath afflicted with hydrocephalus raging out in the Virginia backwoods, raping and killing whatever comes his way, and a sex-and-drug-addicted …

28922. Shieldbreaker's Story

Fred Saberhagen

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

28926. 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 …

28932. The Masked Monkey

Franklin W. Dixon

The Masked Monkey is Volume 51 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Vincent Buranelli in 1972.

28935. Grits

Niall Griffiths

Grits is the debut novel by British author Niall Griffiths, published in 2000 by Jonathan Cape. Set in and around Aberystwyth and concerning promiscuity, drugs, alcohol, and petty crime it gained for its author, who lives and works in the town the dubious honorific "the Welsh …

28936. The Day of Descent


The Day of Descent is a book published in 1933 that was written by Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.

28937. Aspects of Love

David Garnett

Aspects of Love is a novel by author David Garnett centering on the loves of a young soldier named Alexis Golightly, his uncle George Dillingham, and the beautiful actress Rose Vibert from whom neither man could escape. It was originally published in 1955. In 1989 this book …

28939. Stones Unturned

Christopher Golden

Stones Unturned is a book that was published in 2006 that was written by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski.

28942. 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 …

28947. Starborne

Robert Silverberg

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

28954. Before He Wakes

Jerry Bledsoe

Before He Wakes is a book written by Jerry Bledsoe.

28957. 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 …

28958. Echoes in time

Andre Norton

Echoes in time is a book published in 1999 that was written by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith.

28963. Longer Views

Samuel R. Delany

Longer Views is a 1996 collection of extended essays by author, professor, and critic Samuel R. Delany.

28964. 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.

28965. The Unseen

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Unseen is a book by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

28967. Skinner's Mission

Quintin Jardine

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

28970. The Making of The Wizard of Oz

Aljean Harmetz

The Making of the Wizard Of Oz, written by film historian Aljean Harmetz, is a book about the production of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. It was the second book ever published documenting the making of this film, released a year after Doug McClelland's 1976 work Down the …

28971. 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.

28972. Grantville Gazette III

Eric Flint et al.

The Grantville Gazette III is the third collaborative and the fourth anthology in the 1632 series edited by the series creator, Eric Flint. It was published as an e-book by Baen Books in October 2004. It was released as a hardcover in January 2007, and trade paperback in June …

28973. Dead of Winter

P. J. Parrish

Dead of Winter is a book by P. J. Parrish.

28974. The Cyborg from Earth

Charles Sheffield

The Cyborg from Earth is a 1998 science fiction novel by Charles Sheffield. It is the fourth in a series of unrelated stories, published by Tor Books in their Jupiter line.

28976. Here We All Are

Tomie dePaola

Here We All Are is a book published in 2000 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

28978. Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science …

Jeff Prucher

Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction is a book published in 2007 by the Oxford University Press. It was edited by Jeff Prucher, with an introduction by Gene Wolfe. The vocabulary includes words used in science fiction books, TV and film. A second category …

28979. And Furthermore

Judi Dench

"I can hardly believe that it is more than half a century since I first stepped on to the stage of the Old Vic Theatre and into a way of life that has brought me the most rewarding professional relationships and friendships. I cannot imagine now ever doing anything else with my …

28987. 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 …

28997. The Diviners

Libba Bray

The Diviners is a 2012 young adult novel by Libba Bray. The book was published on September 18, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is set in New York City during the 1920s. The plot follows seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill as she helps her uncle Will - curator of …

28999. 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 …

29000. Half a War (Shattered Sea)

Joe Abercrombie

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND THE INDEPENDENT • New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Half a King, praised by George R. R. Martin as “a fast-paced tale of betrayal …

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