The most popular books in English
from 29801 to 30000

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.

29801. The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, …

Ernst Mayr

The Growth of Biological Thought is a book written by Ernst Mayr, first published in 1982. It is subtitled Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance, and is as much a book of philosophy and history as it is of biology. It is a sweeping, academic study of the first 2,400 years of the …

29802. Love and Mr Lewisham

H. G. Wells

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have …

29803. Night without day

Raphaële Billetdoux

When Blanche, a nightclub singer, and Lucas, a student, meet accidentally on the beach, their mutual attraction--and dislike--hurtles them into a short-lived affair in which the two lost souls look to each other for deliverance

29805. Circles of Deceit

Nina Bawden

Circles of Deceit is a book written by Nina Bawden.

29806. Debatable land

Candia McWilliam

Debatable Land is a Guardian Fiction Prize-winning novel by Scottish author Candia McWilliam. The novel seeks to raise questions about the direction in which Britain is moving in the 21st century. The title refers to the debatable lands, land lying between Scotland and England …

29808. Ralph Ellison

Arnold Rampersad

Ralph Ellison is a book by Arnold Rampersad.

29810. The View from the Ground

Martha Gellhorn

"The View from the Ground" is Martha Gellhorn's second collection of journalism from her over six decades of career as a reporter and war correspondent.

29811. The Trespasser

D. H. Lawrence

The Trespasser is the second novel written by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1912. Originally it was entitled the Saga of Siegmund and drew upon the experiences of a friend of Lawrence, Helen Corke, and her adulterous relationship with a married man that ended with his suicide. …

29812. The Long Haul: An Autobiography

Myles Horton

The Long Haul is an autobiography of Myles Horton, labor organizer, founder of the Highlander School and perhaps the first practitioner of what would later be called popular education. Highlander used the principles of democratic education - where students were the authorities …

29815. The Great Apostasy

James E. Talmage

The Great Apostasy Considered in the Light of Scriptural and Secular History is a 1909 book by James E. Talmage that summarizes the Great Apostasy from the viewpoint of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Talmage wrote his book with the intention that it be used as …

29817. A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the …

Russell Spurr

A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945 is a 1981 military history book by Russell Spurr about the suicide mission of the Japanese battleship Yamato against the American Pacific Fleet during the Battle of Okinawa near the end of World War …

29819. Calvin and Hobbes: Thereby Hangs a Tale v.1: Thereby …

Bill Watterson

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A collection of comic strips following the adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.

29820. The Everglades: River of Grass

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The Everglades: River of Grass is a non-fiction book written by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1947. Published the same year as the formal opening of Everglades National Park, the book was a call to attention about the degrading quality of life in the Everglades and remains an …

29821. Jean Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius

Leo Damrosch

Jean Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius is a book written by Leo Damrosch.

29822. Fireflood and Other Stories

Vonda N. McIntyre

Fireflood and Other Stories is the first collection of short work by Vonda N. McIntyre, published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin in 1979 and reprinted in paperback by Timescape Books in 1981. UK editions were issued by Gollancz in 1980 and by Pan Books in 1982; it was also …

29823. Eclipse Penumbra

John Shirley

Eclipse Penumbra is a book published in 1988 that was written by John Shirley.

29826. The saint of incipient insanities

Elif Shafak

The Saint of Incipient Insanities is the comic and heartbreaking story of a group of twenty-something friends, and their never-ending quest for fulfillment. Omer, Abed and Piyu are roommates, foreigners all recently arrived in the United States. Omer, from Istanbul, is a Ph.D. …

29827. Wandering Stars

Jack Dann

Wandering Stars is an anthology of Jewish fantasy and science fiction, edited by Jack Dann, originally published by Harper & Row in 1974. It represented, according to the book cover, "the first time in science fiction that the Jew - and the richness of his themes and …

29828. The Kill-Off

Jim Thompson

The Kill-Off is an American crime novel by Jim Thompson first published in 1957, and reprinted by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard in 1999. The novel is a bleak tale of murder in a small, dying resort town being torn apart by gossip, racism, incest, alcoholism and financial …

29829. Pigeons from Hell

Robert E. Howard

"Pigeons from Hell" is a short story by Robert E. Howard written in late 1934 and published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938. The story title derives from an image present in many of Howard's grandmother's ghost stories, that of an old deserted plantation mansion haunted by …

29830. The Honor of Spies

W. E. B. Griffin

The Honor of Spies is a book written by W. E. B. Griffin.

29831. The Romanian: Story of an Obsession

Bruce Benderson

The Romanian: Story of an Obsession is a true-to-life memoir by Bruce Benderson. The autobiographical text describes Benderson's encounters and journeys with a male Romanian street hustler through Romania and Hungary, whom he meets while on a journalism assignment and falls in …

29832. Homicide My Own

Darryl Ponicsan

Homicide My Own is a book written by Darryl Ponicsan.

29833. A Certain Ambiguity

Gaurav Suri

A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel is a mathematical fiction by Indian authors Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal. It is a story about finding certainty in mathematics and philosophy. In a certain ambiguity we meet Ravi Kapoor, who travels to America to further his …

29834. The Masters of Darkness

Joe Dever

The Master of Darkness is the twelfth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the final book in the Magnakai series.

29835. Gods, demons, and others

R. K. Narayan

Gods, Demons and Others is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan adapted from Indian history and mythology, including epics like The Ramayana and The Mahabharatha. In this book, Narayan provides both vitality and an original viewpoint to ancient legends.

29836. Under Compulsion

Thomas M. Disch

Under Compulsion is a collection of science fiction stories by Thomas M. Disch. It was first published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1968 in the UK. It was subsequently published in the US in 1970 by Doubleday under the title Fun with Your New Head. Most of the stories originally …

29837. Dragon War

Laurence Yep

Dragon War is a fantasy novel Chinese-American author Laurence Yep first published in 1992. It is the fourth and final book in his Dragon series. Yep attempted to put the beauty and gallantry of dragons he had gleaned from his research of them in Chinese mythology into Dragon …

29838. Free Air

Sinclair Lewis

Free Air is a 1919 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. A silent movie adaptation of the novel was also released on April 30, 1922. The film starred Tom Douglas as Milt Daggett and Marjorie Seaman as Claire Boltwood.

29839. The Lincoln Hunters

Wilson Tucker

The Lincoln Hunters is a 1958 novel by Wilson Tucker. The novel, set in the year 2578, details the story of a historian from the oppressive society of that year, who travels back in time to record Abraham Lincoln's Lost Speech of May 19, 1856 in Bloomington, Illinois. It …

29840. World Without End

Joe Haldeman

World Without End is a Star Trek novel, written in 1979 by Joe Haldeman.

29844. The Dolphins of Laurentum

Caroline Lawrence

The Dolphins of Laurentum is a historical novel by Caroline Lawrence published on February 6, 2003 by Orion Books. It is the fifth novel in the The Roman Mysteries series.

29846. A Rendezvous in Averoigne

Clark Ashton Smith

A Rendezvous in Averoigne is a collection of science fiction, fantasy and horror stories by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1988 by Arkham House in an edition of 5,025 copies. The collection contains stories from Smith's major story cycles of Averoigne, Hyperborea, …

29854. Fly High, Fly Low

Don Freeman

Fly High, Fly Low is a book by Don Freeman.

29859. Rural Rides

William Cobbett

Rural Rides is the book for which the English journalist, agriculturist and political reformer William Cobbett is best known. At the time of writing in the early 1820s, Cobbett was a radical anti-Corn Law campaigner, newly returned to England from a spell of self-imposed …

29861. The H-Bomb Girl

Stephen Baxter

The H-Bomb Girl is a science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter.

29862. Murmuring the Judges

Quintin Jardine

Murmuring the Judges is a 1998 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the eighth of the Bob Skinner novels.

29863. A Shock to the System

Simon Brett

A Shock to the System is a book written by Simon Brett.

29865. Guess What?

Mem Fox

Guess What? is a 1990 picture book for children, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Vivienne Goodman, about an old woman, with various witchlike qualities. The book has a steady phrasing, along the lines of: She looks like she has a _____! Guess what? She does! She looks like …

29866. A Vicious Circle

Amanda Craig

A Vicious Circle is a novel by Amanda Craig which dissects and satirizes contemporary British society. In particular, it describes the world of publishing—its aspiring young authors, busy agents and opportunist literary critics. However, A Vicious Circle is also about falling in …

29869. The Able McLaughlins

Margaret Wilson

The Able McLaughlins is a 1923 novel by Margaret Wilson first published by Harper & Brothers. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1924. It won the Harper Prize Novel Contest for 1922-23, the first time the prize was awarded. Wilson published a sequel, The Law and the …

29870. A Very Special House

Ruth Krauss

A Very Special House, written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, is a 1953 picture book published by HarperCollins. A Very Special House was a Caldecott Medal Honor Book for 1954 and was Sendak's first Caldecott Honor Medal of a total of seven during his career. …

29871. The Gospel of Corax

Paul Park

The Gospel of Corax is a 1996 novel by Paul Park about an escaped Roman slave who travels from Caesarea to India with a burly Essene man named Jeshua. The novel is a suggestion of a historical Jesus' whereabouts during his "disappearance" from the historical record between …

29872. The Hienama: A Story of the Sulh

Storm Constantine

The Hienama: A Story of the Sulh is a book published in 2005 that was written by Storm Constantine.

29875. The Merman's Children

Poul Anderson

The Merman's Children is a 1979 fantasy novel by Poul Anderson, inspired by Danish legends of Mermen and Mermaids from Danish folklore. Portions of the work had previously been published as an identically titled novella and the novelette "The Tupilak" in the anthologies Flashing …

29881. Boy Wonder

James Robert Baker

Boy Wonder is a novel by James Robert Baker published in 1988. The novel is a mock of oral history of Los Angeles, California in which we hear the life of Hollywood avant-garde film producer Shark Trager.

29883. Leviathan and the Air-Pump

Steven Shapin

Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life is a book by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer. It examines the debate between Robert Boyle and Thomas Hobbes over Boyle's air-pump experiments in the 1660s. In 2005, Shapin and Schaffer were awarded the Erasmus …

29886. Before He Wakes

Jerry Bledsoe

Before He Wakes is a book written by Jerry Bledsoe.

29888. A Coven of Vampires

Brian Lumley

A Coven of Vampires is a collection of horror short stories by author Brian Lumley. The stories all concern vampires. It was released in 1998 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 1,100 copies, of which 100 were numbered and signed by the author, and illustrator. Most of the …

29889. Quicksilver Zenith

Stan Nicholls

Quicksilver Zenith is a book published in 2004 that was written by Stan Nicholls.

29900. The Middle of Nowhere

David Gerrold

The Middle of Nowhere is a book published in 1995 that was written by David Gerrold.

29904. The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and …

Joan Schenkar

The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith is a book by Joan Schenkar.

29907. Victim: The Other Side of Murder

Gary Kinder

Victim: The Other Side of Murder is a 1982 true crime book by Gary Kinder. The book is based on real characters and events of the Hi-Fi Murders that occurred on April 22, 1974, in Ogden, Utah.

29926. Shadow Patriots

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Shadow Patriots is 2005 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson. It tells of the Culper Ring, a group of George Washington's spies operating out of New York City during the Revolution. The story includes familiar names—Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benedict Arnold, Peggy …

29936. The Bondwoman's Narrative

Hannah Crafts

The Bondwoman's Narrative is a best-selling novel by Hannah Crafts, a self-proclaimed slave escaped from North Carolina. She likely wrote the novel in the mid-19th century. The manuscript was authenticated and published in 2002. Scholars believe that the novel, possibly the …

29937. Don't Forget the Bacon!

Pat Hutchins

Don't Forget the Bacon! is a children's book written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins. It was published by Bodley Head in 1976. The story is about a little boy who tries to memorise a list of groceries his mother has asked him to buy. The book has been used as a teaching tool to …

29950. Roxy's Baby

Catherine MacPhail

Roxy's Baby is a young adult novel by Catherine MacPhail, published in 2005. It is about a fifteen-year-old girl named Roxy who becomes pregnant and subsequently runs away from home. Roxy is a fourteen-year-old girl living with her mother, her younger sister, and her new …

29952. Atlantis endgame

Andre Norton

Atlantis endgame is a book published in 2002 that was written by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith.

29953. Shadowmaker

Joan Lowery Nixon

Shadowmaker is a book written by Joan Lowery Nixon.

29957. The Lady of the Rivers

Philippa Gregory

The Lady of the Rivers is a 2011 historical novel by Philippa Gregory, part of her series The Cousins' War. The story is narrated by Jacquetta of Luxembourg, mother of Elizabeth Woodville, and covers the reign of the Lancastrian King Henry VI. The novel serves as a prequel to …

29972. Silver City

Cliff McNish

Silver City is a book published in 2004 that was written by Cliff McNish.

30000. Six Four

横山秀夫

'This novel is a real, out-of-the-blue original. I've never read anything like it' New York Times Book Review THE MILLION-SELLING JAPANESE CRIME PHENOMENON, NOW A UK BESTSELLER. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER. NAMED IN NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017. …



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