The most popular books in English
from 30601 to 30800

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.

30615. The Guillotine Squad

Guillermo Arriaga

Full of Arriaga's trademark humor and irony present in his films and novels, The Guillotine Squad takes us back to one of the most exciting times in Mexican history. Feliciano Velasco y Borbolla de la Fuente, a lawyer, sells his famous invention, the guillotine, to Pancho Villa, …

30634. The Crisscross Shadow

Franklin W. Dixon

The Crisscross Shadow is Volume 32 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Richard Cohen in 1953. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

30635. Tarr

Wyndham Lewis

Tarr is a modernist novel by Wyndham Lewis, written in 1909–11, revised and expanded in 1914–15 and first serialized in the magazine The Egoist from April 1916 until November 1917. The American version was published in 1918, with an English edition published by the Egoist Press …

30636. Sky Island

Lyman Frank Baum

Sky Island: Being the Further Adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill after Their Visit to the Sea Fairies is a children's fantasy novel written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neill, and published in 1912 by the Reilly & Britton Company—the same constellation of forces …

30637. The Jungle of Horrors

Joe Dever

The Jungle of Horrors is the eighth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

30639. First Contact

Jeanne Kalogridis

First Contact is 1996 novel by Jeanne Kalogridis (the pseudonym of J.M. Dillard).

30641. Persuasion

Jane Austen

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, at age 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year. Persuasion is linked to Northanger Abbey not only by the fact that …

30642. Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2

Kouhei Kadono

Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2 is the third novel in the Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono, and was illustrated by Kouji Ogata. It was released in English on October 15, 2006 by Seven Seas Entertainment.

30649. The Latham Diaries

Mark Latham

The Latham Diaries is a political memoir by the former Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party leader, Mark Latham. The book, published in 2005 by Melbourne University Press, attracted a great amount of criticism. Much of the controversy revolved around Latham's candid and …

30651. Taking Terri Mueller

Norma Fox Mazer

Taking Terri Mueller is a book by Norma Fox Mazer.

30660. The Dick Gibson show

Stanley Elkin

The Dick Gibson show is the 1971 book written by Stanley Elkin.

30661. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne

Ann Radcliffe

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story is a gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe first published in London by Thomas Hookham in 1789. The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic …

30662. Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

Martin Handford

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book is the fifth book in the Where's Wally? illustration book series by Martin Handford, released in 1997. In the book Wally/Waldo, Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, Woof, and Odlaw travel to fantasy worlds. The book was the last Where's Wally? book for nine …

30664. Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy

Jeffrey Meyers

"Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy" is a biography of American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe, by Jeffrey Meyers, first published in 1992.

30666. Summer Gone

David Macfarlane

Summer Gone is the first novel by Canadian writer David Macfarlane. Published in 1999 by Knopf Canada, Summer Gone was a national bestseller in Canada. It was nominated for the Giller Prize, and won the Books in Canada First Novel Award.

30668. The Byworlder

Poul Anderson

The Byworlder is a novel by Poul Anderson.

30669. Gaia's Toys

Rebecca Ore

Gaia's Toys is a science fiction adventure by Rebecca Ore. The story is set in the near future when gene-hacking, medical nanotechnology, and environmental damage are commonplace. The lives of several of society's misfits intertwine in accelerating action. The title is ironic …

30671. Hyperborea

Clark Ashton Smith

Hyperborea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-ninth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April 1971. It was the second themed …

30672. Sweet, Savage Death

Jane Haddam

Sweet, Savage Death is a book written by Jane Haddam.

30674. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

Marilyn Durham

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing is a novel written by Marilyn Durham first published in 1972.

30683. Phallos

Samuel R. Delany

Phallos is a short novel — or novella — by Samuel R. Delany, published by Bamberger Books. It was reissued by Wesleyan University Press in 2013. Phallos takes the form of a modern online essay recounting the history and giving a synopsis of a nonexistent novel also called …

30684. On Giants' Shoulders

Melvyn Bragg

On Giants' Shoulders was written in 1998 by Melvyn Bragg. The book was assembled after a series of interviews Bragg had with current scientists about the world's greatest scientists such as Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Einstein. Bragg, who brands himself as a "non-scientist", …

30686. South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal …

Brian C. Anderson

South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias is a book written by Brian C. Anderson. It explores the idea that the traditional mass media in the United States are biased towards liberals, but through new media, such as the Internet, cable television, and talk …

30687. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

30688. Flare

Roger Zelazny

Flare is a science fiction novel by American writers Roger Zelazny and Thomas Thurston Thomas, published in 1992. Flare describes the world as it may be in 2081, and the effects a future inter-planetary civilization would suffer if a solar flare occurred after almost 100 years …

30689. The Memory Cathedral

Jack Dann

The Memory Cathedral: A Secret History of Leonardo da Vinci is a 1995 historical fantasy fiction novel by Jack Dann. It follows Leonardo da Vinci constructing his flying machine and then travelling to the East.

30690. Conan and the Spider God

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan is back, and at the top of his form!SFWA Grand Master L. Sprague de Camp was revered in the genre of fantasy for both his fiction and nonfiction. Booklist praised his novel The Honorable Barbarian, saying: "The action is brisk, and the worlds and characters are described …

30700. The Fan

Bob Randall

The Fan is an Edgar Awards nominated novel written by Bob Randall.

30702. Samurai from outer space

Antonia Levi

Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation is a 1998 book written by Antonia Levi. The book was published in North America by Open Court Publishing Company on December 30, 1998.

30703. Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive Eating and …

Jason Fagone

Horsemen of the Esophagus by Jason Fagone is a nonfiction book about the sport of competitive eating and the outsized American appetite. Horsemen follows three American "gurgitators" during a year on the pro eating circuit: Ohio housepainter David "Coondog" O'Karma, South Jersey …

30704. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Toby Wilkinson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold …

30709. The Heir of Redclyffe

Charlotte Mary Yonge

The Heir of Redclyffe was the first of Charlotte M. Yonge's bestselling romantic novels. Its religious tone derives from the High Church background of her family and from her friendship with a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, John Keble, who closely supervised the writing …

30710. Midnight's Choice

Kate Thompson

Midnight's Choice is a fantasy novel for young adults, by Kate Thompson. It is the second book in the Switchers Trilogy, and continues the story of Tess and Kevin, two young Irish shapeshifters. It also introduces the character of Martin, another Switcher, who is the book's main …

30711. Sleuth

Anthony Schaffer

Sleuth is a 1970 play written by Anthony Shaffer. The play is set in the Wiltshire manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. Wyke's home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and …

30717. Persuasions of the witch's craft

T.M. Luhrmann

Persuasion's of the Witches' Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England is a study of several Wiccan and ceremonial magic groups that assembled in southern England during the 1980s. It was written by the American anthropologist Tanya M. Luhrmann of the University of California, …

30718. The Newcomes

William Makepeace Thackeray

The Newcomes is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1855.

30726. Falcons of Narabedla

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Falcons of Narabedla is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley set in the universe of her Darkover series. It was first published in book form in English by Ace Books in 1964, as an Ace Double with Bradley's collection The Dark Intruder and Other Stories on the other …

30730. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30732. Oxygen

Randall Ingermanson

Oxygen is a futuristic Christian novel by John B. Olson and Randall S. Ingermanson.

30733. Two-Minute Drill

Mike Lupica

Two-Minute Drill is a 2007 children's book by Mike Lupica and the first book in his Comeback Kids series.

30738. On My Way

Tomie dePaola

On My Way is a book published in 2001 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

30742. Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright

Isaac Asimov

Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the thirteenth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. These essays were first published between May 1976 and September 1977. It …

30743. Snitch Jacket

Christopher Goffard

Snitch Jacket is a book by Christopher Goffard.

30746. Razor's Edge

Lisanne Norman

Razor's Edge is the fourth book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1997 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

30747. The Covenant

James A. Michener

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980.

30749. The Promise of the New South

Edward L. Ayers

The Promise of the New South is a book by Edward L. Ayers.

30760. Alice in Wonderland (Penguin Readers, Level 2)

Lewis Carroll

Alice follows a rabbit down a hole and arrives in Wonderland. Here, caterpillars can talk, the rabbit is always late and the Queen wants to cut off everyone's head.

30764. Brigham Young: American Moses

Leonard J. Arrington

Brigham Young: American Moses is a biography about Brigham Young by Dr. Leonard J. Arrington, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1985.

30766. The Art of War

Sun Tzu

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on …

30769. Poets in a Landscape

Gilbert Highet

Using the poet's native Italian landscapes, Gilbert Highet recreates these poets "in situ" to evoke the essence of their work. His translations summon a land enchanted by presences - from Horace's beloved Tivoli to Ovid in the Abruzzi. Highet lets each poet tell his own story - …

30770. The Fractal Prince (Jean le Flambeur)

Hannu Rajaniemi

"The good thing is, no one will ever die again. The bad thing is, everyone will want to."A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of "fast ones," shadow players, and jinni, two sisters …

30771. Laura Warholic

Alexander Theroux

A brilliant satire from one of the great novelists of his time. In his first novel in nearly twenty years, Alexander Theroux, National Book Award Nominee, returns with a compendious satire, a bold and inquisitorial circuit-breaking examination of love and hate, of rejection and …

30772. A Kid for Two Farthings

Wolf Mankowitz

A Kid for Two Farthings is a 1953 novel by the British writer Wolf Mankowitz, based on the author's experiences of growing up within a Jewish community in London's East End. The title is a reference to the traditional Passover song, Chad Gadya, which begins "One little goat …

30773. White Collar: The American Middle Classes

C. Wright Mills

White Collar: The American Middle Classes is a study of the American middle class by sociologist C. Wright Mills, first published in 1951. It describes the forming of a "new class": the white-collar workers. It is also a major study of social alienation in the modern world of …

30774. The Bishop Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Bishop Murder Case is the fourth in a series of mystery novels by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. The detective solves a mystery built around a nursery rhyme. The Bishop Murder Case is believed to be the first nursery-rhyme mystery book.

30775. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Vitezslav Nezval

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a novel by surrealist Czech writer Vítězslav Nezval, first published in 1945. It was made into a 1970 Czech film directed by Jaromil Jireš. With this novel, Nezval explored the gothic themes and settings of such novels as Mary Shelley's …

30779. Migration: New & Selected Poems

W. S. Merwin

Migration: New & Selected Poems is a book written by W. S. Merwin.

30780. There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher …

Claire Berlinski

There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters is a 2008 biographical account of the premiership of Margaret Thatcher written by American author Claire Berlinski. The title is a reference to Margaret Thatcher's fondness for the slogan "There is no alternative" which she …

30783. Fact and Fancy

Isaac Asimov

Fact and Fancy is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the first in a series of books collecting his essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov's second book of science essays altogether. Doubleday & Company first …

30785. A New Generation Draws the Line

Noam Chomsky

The conflicts in Kosovo and East Timor, looked at side-by-side by Noam Chomsky, starkly illuminate the strategies of the Western powers in the new century. Chomsky convincingly argues that humanitarianism was not the moving force behind NATO’s intervention in Yugoslavia, and …

30788. Poor Fellow My Country

Xavier Herbert

Poor Fellow My Country is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Xavier Herbert. At 1,463 pages, it is the longest Australian work of fiction ever written. Primarily, it is the story of Jeremy Delacy and his illegitimate grandson Prindy in the years leading up …

30789. The Light Around the Body

Robert Bly

The Light Around the Body is a book written by Robert Bly.

30790. Murder in Little Egypt

Darcy O'Brien

Murder in Little Egypt is a book written by Darcy O'Brien.

30796. Kildee House

Rutherford George Montgomery

Kildee House is a children's novel by Rutherford George Montgomery. It tells the story of a house in a redwood forest which becomes a refuge for wildlife. The novel was first published in 1949 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1950. It is illustrated by Barbara Cooney.

30797. The Age of Intelligent Machines

Ray Kurzweil

The Age of Intelligent Machines is a non-fiction book about artificial intelligence by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. This was his first book and the Association of American Publishers named it the Most Outstanding Computer Science Book of 1990. It was reviewed in The New …

30798. Of Moths and Men: Intrigue, Tragedy & The …

Judith Hooper

Of Moths and Men is a controversial book by the journalist Judith Hooper about the Oxford University ecological genetics school led by E.B. Ford. The book specifically concerns Bernard Kettlewell's experiments on the peppered moth which were intended as experimental validation …

30799. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime

Robert Darnton

The Literary Underground of the Old Regime is a book written by Robert Darnton.

30800. A Voice Through A Cloud

Denton Welch

A Voice Through a Cloud is an autobiographical novel by Denton Welch, who became a writer after a serious accident which had long-term effects on his health. The book describes his bicycle accident when he was an art student, and subsequent experiences in hospitals wards and a …



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