The most popular books in English.

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.

3001. Fledgling

Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling is a science fiction vampire novel by American writer Octavia E. Butler, published in 2005.

3002. A Letter of Mary

Laurie R. King

A Letter of Mary is the third in the Mary Russell mystery series of novels by Laurie R. King. This is the first case that Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes work on together as husband and wife.

3003. Culture and Imperialism

Edward Said

Culture and Imperialism is a collection of essays by Edward Said published in 1993. Said attempts to trace the connection between imperialism and culture in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. It followed his highly influential Orientalism, published in 1978. Said conceived of …

3004. Dance of Death

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Dance of Death is a novel by American authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, published on June 2, 2005 by Warner Books. This is the sixth book in the Special Agent Pendergast series. Also, this novel is the second book in the Diogenes trilogy: the first book is Brimstone, …

3005. Fugitive Pieces

Anne Michaels

Anne Michaels's fiercely beautiful debut novel tells the interlocking stories of three men of different generations whose lives are transformed by the events and shifting effects of the same war. At its center is poet Jakob Beer: traumatically orphaned as a young boy during the …

3008. Full Dark, No Stars

Stephen King

Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: When a master of horror and heebie-jeebies like Stephen King calls his book Full Dark, No Stars, you know you’re in for a treat--that is, if your idea of a good time is spent curled up in a ball wondering why-oh-why you started …

3009. Old School

Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff's Old School is at once a celebration of literature and delicate hymn to a lost innocence of American life and art. Set in a New England prep school in the early 1960s, the novel imagines a final, pastoral moment before the explosion of the Civil Rights movement, …

3010. Last Exit to Brooklyn

Hubert Selby, Jr.

Last Exit to Brooklyn is a 1964 novel by American author Hubert Selby, Jr. The novel has become a cult classic because of its harsh, uncompromising look at lower class Brooklyn in the 1950s and for its brusque, everyman style of prose. Although critics and fellow writers praised …

3011. A Star Called Henry

Roddy Doyle

"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood." The quote is from Frank McCourt's memoir of growing up impoverished in Limerick, circa World War II. But the sentiment might just as easily have come from the fictional lips of Henry Smart, the hero …

3012. Moo

Jane Smiley

Moo is a 1995 novel by Jane Smiley. Its setting is a large university, known familiarly as "Moo U" because of its large agricultural college, in the American Midwest. The novel is a satire that uses a sprawling narrative style, following the lives of dozens of characters over …

3013. Friday

Robert A. Heinlein

Friday is a 1982 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the story of a female "artificial person", the eponymous Friday, genetically engineered to be stronger, faster, smarter, and generally better than normal humans. Artificial humans are widely resented, and much …

3015. Cards on the Table

Agatha Christie

Cards on the Table is a detective novel by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 2 November 1936 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition at $2.00. …

3016. Money

Martin Amis

Absolutely one of the funniest, smartest, meanest books I know. John Self, the Rabelaisian narrator of the novel, is an advertising man and director of TV commercials who lurches through London and Manhattan, eating, drinking, drugging and smoking too much, buying too much sex, …

3017. A Town Like Alice

Nevil Shute

A Town Like Alice is an economic development and romance novel by Nevil Shute, published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II in Malaya, and after liberation …

3018. The Road to Jerusalem

Jan Guillou

The Road to Jerusalem is the first book in Jan Guillou's The Knight Templar book series. The book follows the fictional character of Arn Magnusson from his birth and until he sets off to Jerusalem. Arn is born in Arnäs, Sweden in the year 1150. At the age of 5, he has an …

3019. A Pale View of Hills

Kazuo Ishiguro

In his, highly acclaimed debut, A PALE VIEW OF HILLS, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. Retreating into the past, she finds herself reliving one particular hot summer in …

3020. The Lords of Discipline

Pat Conroy

The Lords of Discipline is a 1980 novel by Pat Conroy.

3021. The Woman Who Walked into Doors

Roddy Doyle

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, adapted from the 1994 RTÉ/BBC miniseries Family.

3022. August 1914

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

August 1914 is a novel by Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about Imperial Russia's defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia. The novel was completed in 1970, first published in 1971, and an English translation was first published in 1972. The novel is an unusual …

3023. Nothing to Lose

Lee Child

Nothing to Lose is the twelfth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It was published in the UK by Bantam Press in March 2008. The novel was published in the US by Delacorte in June 2008. It is written in the third person.

3024. The Metamorphosis, In The Penal Colony, and Other …

Franz Kafka

Translated by PEN translation award-winner Joachim Neugroschel, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories has garnered critical acclaim and is widely recognized as the preeminent English-language anthology of Kafka's stories. These translations illuminate one of …

3026. The Sportswriter

Richard Ford

The Sportswriter is a 1986 novel by Richard Ford. It is Ford's third novel and the first of four books of fiction to feature the protagonist Frank Bascombe, a failed novelist turned sportswriter who undergoes an existential crisis following the death of his son. The sequel to …

3027. Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra dramatizes a major event in world history: the founding of the Roman Empire. The future first emperor, Octavius Caesar (later called Augustus Caesar), cold-bloodedly manipulates other characters and exercises iron control over himself.At first, he shares …

3028. Child of God

Cormac McCarthy

"Scuttling down the mountain with the thing on his back he looked like a man beset by some ghast succubus, the dead girl riding him with legs bowed akimbo like a monstrous frog." Child of God must be the most sympathetic portrayal of necrophilia in all of literature. The hero, …

3029. The Puppet Masters

Robert A. Heinlein

The Puppet Masters is a 1951 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein in which American secret agents battle parasitic invaders from outer space. The novel was originally serialised in Galaxy Science Fiction. The book evokes a sense of paranoia later captured in the 1956 film …

3030. Buddha Volume 2: The Four Encounters

Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka’s vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha’s life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the Buddha’s ideas; the emphasis is …

3031. The War of the Flowers

Tad Williams

The War of the Flowers is a fantasy novel by Tad Williams about a rocker who is drawn into a magical world while reading a book.

3032. 7th Heaven

James Patterson

7th Heaven is the seventh book in the Women's Murder Club series featuring Lindsay Boxer by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. It was released first in the UK on the 14 January 2008 and then by Little Brown in the US on 5 February 2008.

3033. Lady Oracle

Margaret Atwood

Lady Oracle is a novel by Margaret Atwood that parodies Gothic romances and fairy tales. It was first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1976.

3034. Independence Day

Richard Ford

Independence Day is a 1995 novel by Richard Ford and the sequel to Ford's 1986 novel The Sportswriter. This novel is the second in what is now a four part series. It was followed by The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You. Independence Day won the Pulitzer Prize and …

3035. Ferdydurke

Witold Gombrowicz

Ferdydurke is a novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz, published in 1937. Gombrowicz himself wrote of his novel that it is not "... a satire on some social class, nor a nihilistic attack on culture... We live in an era of violent changes, of accelerated development, in …

3036. Eight Cousins

Louisa May Alcott

"Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill" was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. …

3037. Shards of Honor

Lois McMaster Bujold

Shards of Honor is an English language science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold, first published in June 1986. It is a part of the Vorkosigan Saga, and is the first full-length novel in publication order. Shards of Honor is paired with Bujold's 1991 Barrayar in the omnibus …

3040. The Bad Place

Dean Koontz

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers terrifying thrills in this novel about a man caught in a never-ending nightmare.Frank Pollard is afraid to fall asleep. Every morning he awakes, he discovers something strange—like blood on his hands—a bizarre mystery …

3041. Birds Without Wings

Louis de Bernieres

Birds Without Wings is a novel by Louis de Bernières, written in 2004. Narrated by various characters, it tells the tragic love story of Philothei and Ibrahim. It also chronicles the rise of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the 'Father of the Turkish Nation'. The overarching theme of the …

3042. Out from Boneville

Jeff Smith

Humor, mystery, and adventure are spun together in this action-packed, side-splitting saga. Everyone who has ever left home for the first time only to find that the world outside is strange and overwhelming will love Bone. Written and drawn by Jeff Smith, Bone will touch your …

3043. Evening Class

Maeve Binchy

It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin, to take a course in Italian. It was Latin teacher Aidan Dunne's last chance to revive a …

3044. The Painted Bird

Jerzy Kosinski

The Painted Bird is a controversial 1965 novel by Jerzy Kosinski which describes World War II as seen by a boy, considered a "Gypsy or Jewish stray," wandering about small towns scattered around Eastern Europe. The story was originally introduced by Kosiński to Houghton Mifflin …

3045. Flipped

Wendelin Van Draanen

is about when a boy named Bryce moves onto Julianna’s street in second grade. Julianna instantly falls in love with him. Over the years she obsesses over him, and Bryce is always trying to avoid her. Things start to change when they reach eighth grade though, Bryce starts to …

3046. Crystal Singer

Anne McCaffrey

The Crystal Singer, or Crystal Singer in the U.S., is a young-adult, science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey, first published by Severn House in 1982. It features the transition by Killashandra Ree, a young woman who has failed as an operatic soloist, to the occupation of …

3047. Paradise

Toni Morrison

Paradise is a 1997 novel by Toni Morrison, and her first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. According to the author, it completes a "trilogy" that begins with Beloved and includes Jazz. The book was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection January 1998. …

3048. Weetzie Bat

Francesca Lia Block

Weetzie Bat is the debut novel of Francesca Lia Block, published by HarperCollins in 1989. It inaugurated her Dangerous Angels series for young adults. The narrative follows the adventures of the eponymous character Weetzie and her best friend Dirk, as well as their friends and …

3049. The Borrowers

Mary Norton

Anyone who has ever entertained the notion of "little people" living furtively among us will adore this artfully spun classic. The Borrowers--a Carnegie Medal winner, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award book, and an ALA Distinguished Book--has stolen the hearts of thousands of readers …

3050. Simple Genius

David Baldacci

In a world of secrets, human genius is power. And sometimes it is simply deadly . . .Near Washington, D.C., there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean …

3052. The Tunnel

Ernesto Sabato

The Tunnel is a dark, psychological novel written by Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato about a deranged porteño painter, Juan Pablo Castel, and his obsession with a woman. The story's title refers to the symbol for Castel's emotional and physical isolation from society, which …

3053. Citizen of the Galaxy

Robert A. Heinlein

Citizen of the Galaxy is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction and published in hardcover in 1957 as one of the Heinlein juveniles by Scribner's. The story is heavily influenced by Rudyard Kipling's Kim.

3054. The Executioner's Song

Norman Mailer

The Executioner's Song is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Norman Mailer that depicts the events related to the execution of Gary Gilmore for murder by the state of Utah. It was a finalist for the 1980 National Book Award. The title of the book may be a play on "The Lord High …

3056. Stone Cold

David Baldacci

The #1 bestselling author of The Collectors and Simple Genius returns with STONE COLD...an unforgetable novel of revenge, conspiracy, and murder that brings a band of unlikely heroes face-to-face with their greatest threat.Oliver Stone, the leader of the mysterious group that …

3057. A Darkness More Than Night

Michael Connelly

When a sheriff's detective shows up on former FBI man Terry McCaleb's Catalina Island doorstep and requests his help in analyzing photographs of a crime scene, McCaleb at first demurs. He's newly married (to Graciela, who herself dragged him from retirement into a case in Blood …

3058. An American Tragedy

Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser set out to create an epic character and, in the form of Clyde Griffiths in An American Tragedy, he succeeded. Griffiths is just a Midwest kid, the son of a preacher in Kansas City, who tastes a little sophistication and then hits the road seeking pleasure and …

3059. Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Cathedral is the third major-press collection of short stories by American writer Raymond Carver, published in 1983.

3060. The Gnostic Gospels

Elaine Pagels

Gnosticism's Christian form grew to prominence in the 2nd century A.D. Ultimately denounced as heretical by the early church, Gnosticism proposed a revealed knowledge of God ("gnosis" meaning "knowledge" in Greek), held as a secret tradition of the apostles. In The Gnostic …

3061. A Murder Is Announced

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's most ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in …

3062. Last Orders

Graham Swift

Last Orders is a 1996 Booker Prize-winning novel by British writer Graham Swift. In 2001 it was adapted for the film Last Orders by Australian writer and director Fred Schepisi.

3063. The renegades of Pern

Anne McCaffrey

The Renegades of Pern is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It was the tenth book published in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne or her son Todd McCaffrey. It was first published in 1989. Like Nerilka's Story, The Renegades of Pern is a …

3064. The Princess of Cleves

Madame de La Fayette

La Princesse de Clèves is a French novel which was published anonymously in March 1678. It is regarded by many as the beginning of the modern tradition of the psychological novel, and as a great classic work. Its author is generally held to be Madame de La Fayette. The action …

3065. Bad Monkeys

Ruff, Matt

In this clever SF thriller from Ruff (Fool on the Hill), almost everyone is a bad monkey of some kind, but only Jane Charlotte is a self-confessed member of The Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. Or is she? In a series of sessions with a …

3066. Faking it

Jennifer Crusie

Setting: Columbus, Ohio Sensuality: 7 Mural artist Tilda Goodnight is struggling to pay off the mortgage on the family business and keep the Goodnight secrets safely hidden. Juggling her life gets even more complicated when she hides in Clea Lewis's closet and collides with sexy …

3067. Oscar and the Lady in Pink

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Oscar and the Lady in Pink gives us an entirely different tale of love and courage. Oscar is ten years old and dying of leukemia. He knows that his bone marrow transplant has failed, but the only person in the hospital who will talk to him about dying is his beloved Mamie-Rose, …

3068. Test of the Twins

Margaret Weis

Test of the Twins is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It is the third and final book in the Dragonlance Legends, which along with the Dragonlance Chronicles are considered the core Dragonlance novels. The novel appeared on the NY Times Best Seller list.

3069. Without Fail

Lee Child

Without Fail is the sixth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It was published by Putnam in 2002. It is narrated in the third person.

3071. The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi

Arthur Japin

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi is the 1997 debut novel by Dutch author Arthur Japin. The novel tells the story of two Ashanti princes, Kwame Poku and Kwasi Boachi, who were taken from what is today Ghana and given to the Dutch king William II in 1837 as a surety in a business …

3072. The Ghost Road

Pat Barker

The final book in the Regeneration Trilogy, and winner of the 1995 Booker PrizeThe Ghost Road is the culminating masterpiece of Pat Barker's towering World War I fiction trilogy. The time of the novel is the closing months of the most senselessly savage of modern conflicts. In …

3074. Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of …

3075. Sam's Letters to Jennifer

James Patterson

Sam's Letters to Jennifer is a novel written by James Patterson, published in 2004. It was the tenth bestselling fiction hardcover book of 2004 in the United States.

3077. Jesus' son

Denis Johnson

The unnamed narrator in Jesus' Son lives through a car wreck and a heroin overdose. Is he blessed? He cheats, lies, steals--but possesses a child's (or a mystic's) uncanny way of expressing the bare essence of things around him. In its own strange and luminous way, this linked …

3078. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Mo Willems

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is a children's picture book by Mo Willems. Released by Disney-Hyperion in 2003, it was Willems' first book for children, and received the Caldecott Honor. The plot is about a bus driver who has to leave so he asks the reader to not allow the …

3080. The Order of Things

Michel Foucault

The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences is a 1966 book by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. It was translated into English and published by Pantheon Books in 1970.. Foucault endeavours to excavate the origins of the human sciences, particularly but not …

3082. Lemony Snicket: The unauthorized autobiography

Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography is bizarre, abstruse ("a word which here means 'cryptic'"), and truly entertaining. Would you expect anything less from the mystery man behind A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning, The Ersatz Elevator, etc.)? Virtually …

3083. Fatal Voyage

Kathy Reichs

Fatal Voyage is the fourth novel by Kathy Reichs starring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.

3084. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Joanne Greenberg

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is a semi-autobiographical novel by Joanne Greenberg, written under the pen name of Hannah Green. It was made into a film in 1977 and a play in 2004.

3086. Body Double

Tess Gerritsen

Body Double is a 2004 novel written by Tess Gerritsen, the fourth book of the Maura Isles/Jane Rizzoli series.

3087. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

Gabriel García Márquez

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor is a work of non-fiction by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. The full title is The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor: Who Drifted on a Liferaft for Ten Days Without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made …

3088. Zazie in the Metro

Raymond Queneau

Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with Gabriel, her female-impersonator uncle. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic …

3089. Going Bovine

Libba Bray

Going Bovine is a 2009 surreal dark comedy novel by Libba Bray. It follows the experiences of high school junior Cameron Smith as he suffers from transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.

3090. Woken Furies

Richard K. Morgan

Woken Furies is the third published science fiction novel by Richard Morgan. It is a sequel to Broken Angels, and features the anti-hero Takeshi Kovacs. This addition to the series casts light upon Kovacs' early life providing information on his post-envoy activities. Morgan's …

3091. Kingdom of the Golden Dragon

Isabel Allende

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon is a 2004 book by Chilean writer Isabel Allende. It is the sequel to City of the Beasts and the prequel to Forest of the Pygmies.

3093. Life & Times of Michael K

J. M. Coetzee

From author of Waiting for the Barbarians and Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee. J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. In a South Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take …

3094. Borkmann's Point

Håkan Nesser

Borkmann's Point is a prize-winning crime novel by Swedish writer Håkan Nesser, first published in Sweden in 1994 and translated into English by Laurie Thompson in 2006.

3095. Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens

A novel of serendipity, of fortunes won and lost, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the …

3097. Right Ho, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of …

3098. Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti …

Donna Leon

There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay. But the evil that does occasionally rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the suave, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. …

3099. Arcadia

Tom Stoppard

Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. Focusing on the …

3100. No Time For Goodbye

Linwood Barclay

No Time for Goodbye is a thriller novel written by Canadian author Linwood Barclay. The book was featured on the Richard & Judy Summer reading list of 2008 and The London Sunday Times reported in its year-end bestseller list that the novel led the paperback and hardcover …

3101. Misquoting Jesus : the story of who changed the …

Bart D. Ehrman

For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand––and mistakes and intentional changes abound in the competing manuscript versions. Religious and biblical scholar Bart Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our widely held beliefs concerning the …

3102. War and Peace (Volume 2)

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

3103. Bless Me, Ultima

Rudolfo Anaya

Bless Me, Ultima is a novel by Rudolfo Anaya in which his young protagonist, Antonio Márez y Luna, tells the story of his coming-of-age with the guidance of his curandera, mentor, and protector, Ultima. It has become the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in the …

3104. The Blue Lotus

Herge

The Blue Lotus is the fifth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from August 1934 to …

3105. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Carolyn Mackler

"The heroine’s transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable — and worthy of applause." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLYFifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she …

3106. Wild at Heart

John Eldredge

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul is a book by John Eldredge published in 2001, on the subject of the role of masculinity in contemporary evangelical Christian culture and doctrine. From the back cover: "In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge invites men to recover …

3107. Wise Blood

Flannery O'Connor

Wise Blood is a comedy with a fierce, Old Testament soul. Flannery O'Connor has no truck with such newfangled notions as psychology. Driven by forces outside their control, her characters are as one-dimensional--and mysterious--as figures on a frieze. Hazel Motes, for instance, …

3108. "E" Is for Evidence

Sue Grafton

No one writes a thriller like #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton. In E is for Evidence, PI Kinsey Millhone becomes the victim of a nasty frame-up…E IS FOR EXBeing a twice-divorced, happily independent loner has worked like a charm for P.I. Kinsey Millhone―until …

3109. Love Medicine

Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine is Louise Erdrich’s first novel, published in 1984. Erdrich revised and expanded the novel for an edition issued in 1993, and then revised it again for the 2009 edition. The book explores 60 years in the lives of a small group of Chippewa living on the Turtle …

3110. Glory in Death

Nora Roberts

This is the second book of the In Death series by J. D. Robb, following Naked in Death and preceding Immortal in Death.

3113. Castle Roogna

Piers Anthony

Castle Roogna is the third book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. The castle itself is also the residence of the present King of Xanth.

3115. Drowned Wednesday

Garth Nix

Drowned Wednesday is the third book in the The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. This book was released in February 2005. Drowned Wednesday is afflicted with the deadly sin of gluttony.

3116. House of Chains

Steven Erikson

House of Chains is the fourth volume of Canadian author Steven Erikson's epic fantasy series, the Malazan Book of the Fallen, and a direct sequel to the second volume in the series, Deadhouse Gates. The novel was the first in the series to be published in hardback, first …

3117. Orthodoxy

G. K. Chesterton

If G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy: The Romance of Faith is, as he called it, a "slovenly autobiography," then we need more slobs in the world. This quirky, slender book describes how Chesterton came to view orthodox Catholic Christianity as the way to satisfy his personal emotional …

3119. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Alexander McCall Smith

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate is the second of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. It was first published in 2005, and is the sequel to The Sunday Philosophy Club.

3120. Nine Dragons

Michael Connelly

Nine Dragons is the 14th novel in the Harry Bosch series and the 22nd book by American crime author Michael Connelly. It was published in the U.K. and Ireland on October 1, 2009, and worldwide on October 13, 2009. The novel is partly set in Hong Kong, where Bosch's daughter …

3121. The Bone Doll's Twin

Lynn Flewelling

The Bone Doll's Twin is the title of the first book in author Lynn Flewelling's series of fictional works, Tamir Triad. It is followed by Hidden Warrior and then, lastly by Oracle's Queen.

3122. Boy's Life

Robert R. McCammon

Boy's Life is a 1991 novel by New York Times bestselling author Robert R. McCammon. It received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1992. The story is set in the early 1960s and makes observations about changes in America at that time, with particular emphasis on the Civil …

3123. Wielding a Red Sword

Piers Anthony

Wielding a Red Sword is a fantasy novel by Piers Anthony. It is the fourth of eight books in the Incarnations of Immortality series.

3124. The Scent of the Night

Andrea Camilleri

The Scent of the Night is a 2001 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2005 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the sixth novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series.

3125. Desolation Island

Patrick O'Brian

Desolation Island is the fifth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. It was first published in 1978. Jack Aubrey is in funds from his successful mission to take the islands of Mauritius and Reunion. His house has additions, but he is ready for another …

3126. Soon I Will Be Invincible

Austin Grossman

Soon I Will Be Invincible is a novel by Austin Grossman. It was published by Pantheon Books and released on June 5, 2007. The novel uses two alternating first person narratives. One narrative is told from the point of view of Fatale, a female cyborg who is recruited by the …

3127. Caddie Woodlawn

Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn is a children's historical fiction novel by Carol Ryrie Brink which received the Newbery Medal in 1936 and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958. The original edition was illustrated by Newbery-award winning author and illustrator Kate Seredy. Macmillan released a …

3128. Kira-Kira

Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-Kira is a young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata. It won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2005. The book's plot is about a Japanese-American family living in Georgia. The main character and narrator of the story is a girl named Katie Takeshima, the middle child …

3129. Mr. Vertigo

Paul Auster

Paul Auster's dazzling, picaresque novel is the story of one Walter Claireborne Rawley, renowned nationwide as "Walt the Wonder Boy." It is the late 1920's, the era of Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, and Al Capone, and Walt is a Saint Louis orphan rescued frm the streets by the …

3130. The Burning Bridge

John Flanagan

The Burning Bridge is the second book of the Ranger's Apprentice series written by Australian author John Flanagan. It was released in Australia on 5 May 2005.

3132. The Warden

Anthony Trollope

The book centers on the character of Mr. Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity, whose charitable income far exceeds the purpose for which it was intended. Young John Bold turns his reforming zeal to exposing what he considers to be an abuse of privilege, despite being …

3134. August Heat

Andrea Camilleri

August Heat is a 2006 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2009 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the tenth novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series.

3135. A Ring of Endless Light

Madeleine L'Engle

A Ring of Endless Light is a 1980 novel by Madeleine L'Engle. The book tells of teenager Vicky Austin and her struggle to understand life and significance in the universe as she deals with her dying grandfather, while at the same time finding true romantic love.

3136. The Stepford Wives

Peter Straub

The Stepford Wives is a 1972 satirical thriller novel by Ira Levin. The story concerns Joanna Eberhart, a photographer and young mother who begins to suspect that the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic Connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their …

3137. Bergdorf Blondes

Plum Sykes

Bergdorf Blondes is the 2004 chick lit début novel of Plum Sykes, an English-born fashion writer and New York “it girl”. The book was released in hardcover on April 7, 2004 by Miramax Books and Viking Press and a paperback edition was released the following year by Penguin. The …

3138. Lost Horizon

James Hilton

Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. The book was turned into a movie, also called Lost Horizon, in 1937 by director Frank Capra. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet.

3139. Man in the Dark

Paul Auster

A new novel with a dark political twist from “one of America’s greats.”*Man in the Dark is Paul Auster’s brilliant, devastating novel about the many realities we inhabit as wars flame all around us.Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his …

3140. The Space Between Us

Thrity Umrigar

The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar's poignant novel about a wealthy woman and her downtrodden servant, offers a revealing look at class and gender roles in modern day Bombay. Alternatively told through the eyes of Sera, a Parsi widow whose pregnant daughter and son-in-law …

3141. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Laura Numeroff

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a children's book written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. Described as a "circular tale," it is Numeroff and Bond's first collaboration in what came to be the If You Give... Book™ series.

3142. The End of Eternity

Isaac Asimov

The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov is a science fiction novel, with mystery and thriller elements, on the subjects of time travel and social engineering. The themes are very different from most of his robot and 'space opera' stories, and take a clever approach to time paradoxes.

3143. The Merchant of Death

D. J. MacHale

The Merchant of Death is the first book in the Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale. It follows the adventures of Bobby Pendragon as he travels to Denduron.

3144. Tris's Book

Tamora Pierce

Tris's Book, a fantasy novel by Tamora Pierce, tells the story of four young mages as they battle pirates and become closer than ever.

3145. The Music of Chance

Paul Auster

An “exceptional” (Los Angeles Times) tale of fate, loyalty, responsibility, and the real meaning of freedom, from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1: A NovelA finalist for the PEN/Faulkner AwardThis “rich and dazzling” (Wall Street Journal) novel follows Jim Nashe who, after …

3146. Doctor Faustus

Thomas Mann

"John E. Woods is revising our impression of Thomas Mann, masterpiece by masterpiece." --The New Yorker "Doctor Faustus is Mann's deepest artistic gesture. . . . Finely translated by John E. Woods." --The New Republic Thomas Mann's last great novel, first published in 1947 and …

3147. Goodbye, Columbus

Philip Roth

Goodbye, Columbus is a 1959 collection of fiction by the American novelist Philip Roth, comprising the title novella "Goodbye, Columbus"—which first appeared in The Paris Review—and five short stories. It was his first book and was published by Houghton Mifflin. In addition to …

3149. The State of the Art

Iain Banks

The State of the Art is a short story collection by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks, first published in 1991. The collection includes some stories originally published under his other byline, Iain Banks as well as the title novella and others set in Banks' Culture fictional …

3150. The Rings of Saturn

W. G. Sebald

In August 1992, W.G. Sebald set off on a walking tour of Suffolk, one of England's least populated and most striking counties. A long project--presumably The Emigrants, his great anatomy of exile, loss, and identity--had left him spent. Initially his tour was a carefree one. …

3151. Hour Game

David Baldacci

Hour Game is a crime fiction novel written by American writer David Baldacci. This is the second installment in the King and Maxwell book series. The book was published on October 26, 2004, by Warner Books.

3152. Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures

Walter Moers

From the author of the cult classic The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear comes another fantastical journey into Zamonia. This captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers is astonishingly inventive, amusing and engrossing.

3153. Dictionary of the Khazars

Milorad Pavić

Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel is the first novel by Serbian writer Milorad Pavić, published in 1984. Originally written in Serbian, the novel has been translated into many languages. It was first published in English by Knopf, New York in 1988. There is no easily …

3154. The Face on the Milk Carton

Caroline B. Cooney

In the vein of psychological thrillers like We Were Liars, Girl on the Train, and Beware That Girl, bestselling author Caroline Cooney’s JANIE series delivers on every level. Mystery and suspense blend seamlessly with issues of family, friendship and love to offer an emotionally …

3156. The Memoirs of Cleopatra

Margaret George

The Memoirs of Cleopatra is a 1997 historical fiction novel written by American author Margaret George, detailing the purported life of Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt. Published on April 15, 1997, it landed on The New York Times Best Seller list for Fiction Hardcover. In 1999, …

3157. The Innocent

Harlan Coben

The Innocent is the sixth stand alone novel by American crime writer, Harlan Coben. The novel was first published in 2005.

3159. The Lady in the Lake

Jennifer Bassett

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fourth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In The Lady in the Lake, hardboiled crime fiction master Raymond Chandler brings us the story of a couple of missing wives—one a rich man's …

3160. Savvy

Ingrid Law

Savvy is a 2008 children's fantasy novel by Ingrid Law aimed at children aged nine to twelve years. The American Library Association named Savvy a 2009 Newbery Honor Book.

3163. His Excellency: George Washington

Joseph J. Ellis

His Excellency: George Washington is a 2004 biography of the first President of the United States, General George Washington. It was written by Joseph Ellis, a professor of History at Mount Holyoke College, who specializes in the founding fathers and the revolutionary and …

3164. Miss Wyoming

Douglas Coupland

The eponymous heroine of Miss Wyoming is one Susan Colgate, a teen beauty queen and low-rent soap actress. Dragooned into show business by her demonically pushy, hillbilly mother, Susan has hit rock bottom by the time Douglas Coupland's seventh book begins. But when she finds …

3165. Forest Mage

Robin Hobb

Forest Mage is a 2006 fantasy novel by Robin Hobb, the second in her Soldier Son Trilogy.

3166. Adam Bede

George Eliot

Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, whose only delights are her baubles - and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand. …

3167. On the Road: The Original Scroll

Jack Kerouac

On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across America. It is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and …

3169. Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and …

Anthony Swofford

Jarhead is a Gulf War memoir by author Anthony Swofford. After leaving military service, the author went on to college and earned a master's degree in Fine Arts at the University of Iowa.

3170. Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into …

3171. Accordion Crimes

Annie Proulx

Accordion Crimes is a 1996 novel by American writer E. Annie Proulx. It followed her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1993 work The Shipping News and was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.

3172. 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 …

3173. Airborn

Kenneth Oppel

Airborn is a 2004 young adult novel by Kenneth Oppel. Often recognised as steampunk, the novel is set in an alternate history where the airplane has not been invented, and instead, airships are the primary form of air transportation. Additionally, the world contains fictional …

3174. The Winds of War

Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War …

3175. Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody Series book 2)

Elizabeth Peters

One of the best-loved of mystery writers weaves another tale of intrigue featuring Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe of Crocodile on the Sandbank. This time the willful and witty duo must catch a murderer at an excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb.

3176. The Wednesday Wars

Gary D. Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars is a 2007 young adult historical fiction novel written by Gary D. Schmidt, the author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. The novel is set in suburban Long Island during the 1967–68 school year. The Vietnam War is an important backdrop for the novel. …

3178. Drood

Dan Simmons

Drood is a novel by Dan Simmons. The novel, narrated by William Wilkie Collins (a fellow novelist, playwright and a friend of Charles Dickens) details the last five years of Dickens' life after he survived a railway accident. The entire novel can be read as an explanation for …

3179. Camera lucida: Reflections on photography

Roland Barthes

This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, …

3180. Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life (Vol. 2)

Warren Ellis

Outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st Century through black humor as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics' superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of …

3181. The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing

Much to its author's chagrin, The Golden Notebook instantly became a staple of the feminist movement when it was published in 1962. Doris Lessing's novel deconstructs the life of Anna Wulf, a sometime-Communist and a deeply leftist writer living in postwar London with her small …

3182. Critique of Pure Reason

Immanuel Kant

The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, first published in 1781, second edition 1787, is one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Also referred to as Kant's "first critique," it was followed in 1788 by the Critique of Practical Reason and in 1790 by …

3183. The Great Santini

Pat Conroy

The Great Santini is a novel written by Pat Conroy and published in 1976.

3184. White Witch, Black Curse

Kim Harrison

“The world of the Hollows is fast-moving, funny, harrowing, and scary, and—the greatest compliment to a fantasy—absolutely real.”—New York Times bestselling author Diana GabaldonKim Harrison is a New York Times-bestselling phenomenon, in the superstar pantheon along with Laurel …

3185. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes is a 2005 book by Bill Watterson.

3186. Fragile eternity

Melissa Marr

Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone—but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen. Aislinn never expected …

3187. Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater

More than 60 years have not dated this wonderfully absurd tale--it still makes kids (and parents) laugh out loud. Poor Mr. Popper isn't exactly unhappy; he just wishes he had seen something of the world before meeting Mrs. Popper and settling down. Most of all, he wishes he had …

3188. Blood Noir

Laurell K. Hamilton

Blood Noir is the sixteenth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery/erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

3190. It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers

Louise Rennison

It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers is a bestselling young adult novel by Louise Rennison, the second in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. It was published in the US as On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God. Elements of the book were used in the …

3191. Cross bones

Kathy Reichs

Cross Bones is the eighth novel by Kathy Reichs starring forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan.

3192. The Wretched of the Earth

Frantz Fanon

The Wretched of the Earth is a 1961 book by Frantz Fanon, a psychiatric and psychologic analysis of the dehumanising effects of colonization upon the individual, and the nation, from which derive the broader social, cultural, and political implications inherent to establishing a …

3193. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for …

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack …

3194. Sometimes a Great Notion

Ken Kesey

The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Following the astonishing success of his first novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey wrote what Charles Bowden calls "one of the few essential books written by an American in …

3195. Dead Reckoning

Charlaine Harris

Dead Reckoning is a 2011 New York Times Bestselling gothic romance novel by Charlaine Harris and is the eleventh book in her Southern Vampire Mysteries series. The book was released on May 3, 2011 by Ace Books and deals with Sookie discovering more about her heritage and dealing …

3196. Picture Perfect

Jodi Picoult

Picture Perfect is a novel by Jodi Picoult about a female anthropologist and the history of abuse she receives from her celebrity husband.

3197. Imperium

Ryszard Kapuscinski

The Polish journalist whose The Soccer War and The Emperor are counted as classics of contemporary reportage now bears witness in Imperium to the disintegration of the Soviet Union. This magisterial book combines childhood memory with unblinking journalism, a radar for the truth …

3198. The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Lawrence Wright

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 is a historical look at the way in which Al-Qaeda came into being, the background for various terrorist attacks and how they were investigated, and the events that led to the September 11 attacks. The book was written by Lawrence …

3199. Lush Life

Richard Price

So, what do you do?" Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter . . . But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he wanted to be. …

3200. Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman …

Tom Holland

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic is a popular history book written by Tom Holland, published in 2003. The book tells the story of the end of the Roman Republic and the consequent establishment of the Roman Empire. The book takes its title from the river …



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