The most popular books in English
from 29001 to 29200

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.

29008. Treatise on the gods

H. L. Mencken

Treatise on the Gods is H. L. Mencken's survey of the history and philosophy of religion, and was intended as an unofficial companion volume to his Treatise on Right and Wrong. The first and second printings were sold out before publication, and eight more printings followed. …

29009. Cloud, Castle, Lake

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Cloud, Castle, Lake is a short story anthology by Vladimir Nabokov. It features five stories: "The Admiralty Spire," "Razor," "A Russian Beauty," "Cloud, Castle, Lake," and "Signs and Symbols."

29017. 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, …

29018. 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 …

29033. 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.

29034. The Very Slow Time Machine

Ian Watson

The Very Slow Time Machine is a short story collection written by Ian Watson.

29036. 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.

29037. Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages

John Cowper Powys

Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages is a 1951 historical romance by John Cowper Powys. Set in the Dark Ages during a week of autumn 499 AD, this novel is, in part, a bildungsroman, with the adventures of the eponymous protagonist Porius, heir to the throne of Edeyrnion, in North …

29038. 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.

29040. 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 …

29046. 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.

29059. Dark Palace

Frank Moorhouse

Dark Palace is a novel by the Australian author Frank Moorhouse that won the 2001 Miles Franklin Literary Award. The novel forms the second part of the author's "Edith Trilogy", following Grand Days that was published in 1993; and preceding Cold Light that was published in 2011. …

29060. Writer of the Purple Rage

Joe R. Lansdale

Writer of the Purple Rage is a collection of short works by American author Joe R. Lansdale, published in 1994. It was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the "Fiction Collection" category. The title is a play on the Philip José Farmer novella "Riders of the Purple Wage", and …

29061. The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge is Volume 45 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 1966.

29064. 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 …

29067. Belle Terre

Dean Wesley Smith

Belle Terre is a Star Trek: New Earth novel written by Dean Wesley Smith and Diane Carey.

29072. 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 …

29073. The Triple Hoax

Carolyn Keene

The Triple Hoax is the 57th book in the series of Nancy Drew. It was the first paperback Nancy Drew produced by Simon & Schuster under the Wanderer imprint. In 2005, Grosset & Dunlap reprinted it in the yellow hardback format.

29077. Worms of the Earth

Robert E. Howard

Worms of the Earth is a collection of fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1974 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 2,500 copies. The stories feature Howard's character Bran Mak Morn.

29078. A Logic Named Joe

Murray Leinster

"A Logic Named Joe" is a science fiction short story by Murray Leinster that was first published in the March 1946 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. The story actually appeared under Leinster's real name, Will F. Jenkins, since that issue of Astounding also included a story …

29084. 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 …

29085. A history of American law

Lawrence M. Friedman

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

29086. 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 …

29087. Capitol

Orson Scott Card

Capitol was Orson Scott Card's second published book. This collection of eleven short stories set in the Worthing series is no longer in print. However six of the stories have been reprinted in The Worthing Saga and one of them in Maps in a Mirror.

29088. 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 …

29089. 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 …

29093. 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.

29094. 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 …

29097. 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 …

29099. States and Social Revolutions

Theda Skocpol

States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia and China is a 1979 book by political scientist and sociologist Theda Skocpol, published by Cambridge University Press and explaining the causes of revolutions through the structural functionalism …

29103. 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.

29105. The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook

Franklin W. Dixon

The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook is a special volume in the original Hardy Boys book series published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book is composed of several didactic short fictional stories illustrating various actual crime detection methods featuring the Hardy Boys and their …

29108. ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of …

Walter A. McDougall

...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age is a 1985 nonfiction book by American historian Walter A. McDougall, published by Basic Books. The book chronicles the politics of the Space Race, comparing the different approaches of the US and the USSR. ...the …

29109. 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 …

29110. The Dragon Can't Dance

Earl Lovelace

The Dragon Can't Dance is a 1979 novel by Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace, set in a slum of Port of Spain. The novel centers on the life of Aldrick Prospect, a man who spends the entire year recreating his dragon costume for Carnival. Aldrick's interactions with other people …

29112. The Labyrinth Key

Howard V. Hendrix

The Labyrinth Key is a science fiction novel by Howard V. Hendrix first published in 2004.

29113. 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.

29120. Shieldbreaker's Story

Fred Saberhagen

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

29122. 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."

29129. 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.

29130. Edgewise

Graham Masterton

When two men break into Minneapolis realtor Lily Blake's home and kidnap her two children, Lily seeks the services of Native American PI John Shooks, who suggests they ask a Sioux shaman to summon up an Indian spirit, drawing her into a destructive, cannibalistic world. Reprint.

29131. Chainmail

Diane Carey

Chainmail is a book published in 2001 that was written by Diane Carey.

29137. 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 …

29138. The Mocking Program

Alan Dean Foster

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

29141. The Great Time Machine Hoax

Keith Laumer

The Great Time Machine Hoax is a science fiction novel by Keith Laumer, an expansion of his novelette serialized in Fantastic Magazine under the title of "A Hoax in Time" from June–August 1963. For the novel version Laumer altered the framing story, rearranged the order of the …

29143. The Lighthouse Land

Adrian McKinty

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

29145. Starborne

Robert Silverberg

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

29149. The Rothschilds

Frederic Morton

Rothschilds is a book written by Frederic Morton.

29152. Duel of Dragons

Gael Baudino

Duel of Dragons is a novel written by Gael Baudino and published in 1991. It is the second in the Dragonsword Trilogy. The other novels are Dragonsword and Dragon Death.

29154. No Matter How Loud I Shout

Edward Humes

No Matter How Loud I Shout is a book written by Edward Humes.

29156. 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 …

29160. 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.

29161. Death in a Cold Climate

Robert Barnard

Death in a Cold Climate is a book written by Robert Barnard.

29168. Wizards' worlds

Andre Norton

Wizards' Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in hardcover by Tor Books in September 1989, with a limited edition, also in hardcover, following in December of the same year from Easton Press as part of …

29174. And Furthermore

John Miller

"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 …

29175. 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 …

29184. 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, …

29185. Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think …

Gregory Berns

Iconoclast: a Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently is a neuropsychology book written by Gregory Berns and first published in 2008 by Harvard Business Press. The text describes how iconoclasts leverage perception, imagination, fear, and social intelligence to achieve …

29199. Canada

Richard Ford

Canada is a 2012 novel by American author Richard Ford. The novel follows 15-year-old Dell Parsons, who must learn to fend for himself after his parents are arrested for robbing a bank. The book also re-visits Great Falls, Montana, a setting that Ford frequently uses in his work.

29200. 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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