The most popular books in English
from 31601 to 31800

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.

31603. Florence of Arabia

Christopher Hibbert

Florence of Arabia is a satirical novel written by Christopher Buckley and first published in 2004 by Random House. The novel follows a fictional State Department employee, Florence Farfaletti, as she attempts to bring equal rights to the fictional Middle Eastern nation of …

31604. Selected poems

Derek Walcott

Drawing from every stage of his career, Derek Walcott's Selected Poems brings together famous pieces from his early volumes, including "A Far Cry from Africa" and "A City's Death by Fire," with passages from the celebrated Omeros and selections from his latest major works, which …

31606. Lesbian/Woman

Del Martin

Lesbian/Woman is a 1972 book by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a foundational text of lesbian feminism.

31611. Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son

Gordon Burn

Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son is a book written by Gordon Burn.

31615. Kim

Rudyard Kipling

Kim is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published serially in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901, and first published in book form by Macmillan & Co. …

31617. Leaf In A Bitter Wind

Ting-Xing Ye

Leaf In A Bitter Wind is the personal memoir of author Ting-Xing Ye's life in China from her birth in Shanghai to eventual escape to Canada in 1987.

31618. Devil of a State

Anthony Burgess

Devil of a State is a 1961 novel by Anthony Burgess based on his experience living and working in Bandar Seri Begawan in the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei, on the island of Borneo, in 1958-59. It is the fourth of what have been classed as Burgess's "exotic novels", the …

31619. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

31620. The Nature of the Judicial Process

Benjamin N. Cardozo

The Nature of the Judicial Process was written by Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and New York Court of Appeals Chief Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo in 1921. It was compiled from The Storrs Lectures delivered at Yale Law School.

31623. Fire to Fire

Mark Doty

Fire to Fire is a book written by Mark Doty.

31624. Marazan

Nevil Shute

Marazan is the first published novel by the British author Nevil Shute. It was originally published in 1926 by Cassell & Co, then republished in 1951 by William Heinemann. The events of the novel occur, in part, around the Isles of Scilly.

31625. The Gold Bat

P. G. Wodehouse

The Gold Bat is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 13 September 1904 by Adam & Charles Black, London. Set at the fictional public school of Wrykyn, the novel tells of how two boys, O'Hara and Moriarty, tar and feather a statue of the local M.P. as a prank. They …

31626. Rape of the Fair Country

Alexander Cordell

Rape of the Fair Country is a novel by Alexander Cordell, first published in 1959. It is the first in Cordell's "Mortymer Trilogy", followed by The Hosts Of Rebecca and Song of the Earth. The book has been translated into seventeen languages. In addition to the book having been …

31631. Woodstock

Walter Scott

Woodstock, or The Cavalier. A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-one is a historical novel by Walter Scott. Set just after the English Civil War, it was inspired by the legend of the Good Devil of Woodstock, which in 1649 supposedly tormented parliamentary commissioners …

31632. The terrible stories

Lucille Clifton

The terrible stories is the book written by Lucille Clifton.

31634. The Living and the Dead

Patrick White

The Living and the Dead is a novel by Australian Nobel Prize laureate Patrick White, his second published book. It was written in the early stages of World War II whilst the author alternated between the United Kingdom and the United States. The Living and the Dead is …

31635. A Very Private Life

Michael Frayn

A Very Private Life by Michael Frayn is a futuristic fairy tale that describes a young girl's futile quest to make meaningful contact with another human being.

31636. The Making of Americans

Gertrude Stein

The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress is a modernist novel by Gertrude Stein. The novel traces the genealogy, history, and psychological development of members of the fictional Hersland and Dehning families. Stein also includes frequent metafictional …

31637. Women and men

Joseph McElroy

Women and Men is Joseph McElroy's sixth novel. Published in 1987, it is 1192 pages long. Somewhat notably, because of its size, the uncorrected proof was issued in two volumes. The size and complexity of the novel have led it to be compared in significance with Ulysses, The …

31639. Ramuntcho

Pierre Loti

Ramuntcho is a novel by French author Pierre Loti. It is a love and adventure story about contraband runners in the Basque province of France. It is one of Loti's most popular stories—"love, loss and faith remain eternal themes"—with four French film adaptations. It was first …

31640. Efuru

Flora Nwapa

Efuru is a novel by Flora Nwapa which was published in 1966 as number 26 in Heinemann's African Writers Series, making it the first book written by a Nigerian woman to be published. The book is about Efuru, an Igbo woman who lives in a small village in colonial West Africa. …

31641. The Decline of the West

Oswald Spengler

The Decline of the West, or The Downfall of the Occident, is a two-volume work by Oswald Spengler, the first volume of which was published in the summer of 1918. Spengler revised this volume in 1922 and published the second volume, subtitled Perspectives of World History, in …

31646. Tigers of the Sea

Robert E. Howard

Tigers of the Sea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard about the pirate Cormac Mac Art, a Gael who leads a band of Vikings during the reign of the mythical King Arthur. It was first published in 1973 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of …

31647. White Eagle, Red Star

Norman Davies

White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish–Soviet War, 1919–20 is a 1972 book by Norman Davies covering the Polish–Soviet War. This monograph is Davies' first book. It is considered by many historians to be one of the best English-language books on the subject. A. J. P. Taylor, who wrote …

31649. The Ecology of Freedom

Murray Bookchin

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy is a 1982 book by American libertarian socialist and ecologist Murray Bookchin.

31655. Pontypool Changes Everything

Tony Burgess

The compelling, terrifying story of a devastating virus. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to kill someone? Wondered, in your darkest secret thoughts, about the taste of human flesh? What if you woke up and began your morning by devoting the rest of your life to a …

31656. Love Without Hope

Rodney Hall

Love Without Hope is a 2007 novel by the Australian author Rodney Hall.

31657. The Door to Saturn

Clark Ashton Smith

Published in chronological order, with extensive story and bibliographic notes, this series not only provides access to stories that have been out of print for years, but gives them a historical and social context. Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the …

31662. Babylon 5: Blood Oath

John Vornholt

Blood Oath is the third book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by John Vornholt

31663. Pseudo-City

D. Harlan Wilson

Pseudo-City is the third book by American author D. Harlan Wilson. Referred to as a novel as often as a collection of stories -- Wilson himself has called it a "story-cycle" -- it contains twenty-nine irreal short stories and flash fiction that overlap and feature recurrent …

31665. The Time of Your Life

William Saroyan

The Time of Your Life is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan. The play is the first drama to win both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play opened 25 October 1939 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. It was …

31673. Spirit Seeker

Joan Lowery Nixon

Spirit Seeker is a book written by Joan Lowery Nixon.

31677. The Bride of Newgate

John Dickson Carr

The Bride of Newgate, first published in 1950, is a historical whodunnit novel by John Dickson Carr which does not feature any of Carr's series detectives. Set in England in 1815, the book combines two literary genres, historical fiction and the whodunit/detective story, and …

31678. Empire of Capital

Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood's analysis of capitalist economic imperialism.

31682. Under the Green Star

Lin Carter

Under the Green Star, published first by DAW Books in 1972, was the first of Lin Carter's Green Star Series of science-fiction/fantasy novels. The story is told from the point of an unnamed first-person narrator who is 30 years old, very wealthy but crippled, and who knows some …

31683. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

31685. Deep Trouble

Debi Gliori

Deep Trouble is a book published in 2004 that was written by Debi Gliori.

31686. Interstate

Stephen Dixon

Interstate is a book written by Stephen Dixon.

31689. The Conscience of the Rich

C. P. Snow

The Conscience of the Rich is the seventh published of C. P. Snow's series of novels Strangers and Brothers, but the third according to the internal chronology. It details the lives of Charles, Katherine and their father, Leonard March, a wealthy Jewish family. Lewis Eliot …

31691. The Questing of Kedrigern

John Morressy

The Questing of Kedrigern is a book published in 1987 that was written by John Morressy.

31693. This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post–World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive …

31694. Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led …

Bill Gertz

Breakdown is a 2003 book by Bill Gertz arguing that U.S. intelligence services "lost sight of [their] purpose and function" due to Clinton administration policies that were more concerned with political correctness than with national defense. Publishers Weekly gave it a mixed …

31696. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Ernesto Laclau

Written in English in 1985 by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy is a work of political theory in the post-Marxist tradition. Developing several sharp divergences from the tenets of canonical Marxist thought, the authors begin by tracing …

31701. Concluding

Henry Green

Concluding is a novel by British writer Henry Green first published in 1948. It is set entirely on the expansive and idyllic premises of a state-run institution for girls somewhere in rural England and chronicles the events of one summer's day—a Wednesday, and "Founder's Day"—in …

31705. Sent for You Yesterday

John Edgar Wideman

Sent for You Yesterday is a novel by the American writer John Edgar Wideman set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1970s. The novel tells the story of Albert Wilkes, who after seven years on the run, returns to Homewood, an African American neighborhood of the East End. Sent …

31706. The Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Riddell

The Emperor of Absurdia is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

31708. The Long March

William Styron

The Long March is a novella by William Styron, first published serially in 1952 in Discovery. and by Random House as a Modern Library Paperback in 1956.

31709. The Man of Mode

George Etherege

The Man of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter is a Restoration comedy by George Etherege, written in 1676 and first performed 2 March of the same year. The play is set in Restoration London, and follows the libertine Dorimant as he tries to win over the young heiress Harriet, and to …

31715. Return to Eddarta

Randall Garrett

Return to Eddarta is a book published in 1985 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

31724. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father …

Meredith

The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father and Son is the earliest full-length novel by George Meredith; its subject is the inability of systems of education to control human passions. It is one of a select group of standard texts that have been included in all four of …

31725. Star Wreck: The Generation Gap

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck: The Generation Gap is a book published in 1990 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

31726. Banquet for the Damned

Adam Nevill

Banquet for the Damned is a 2004 horror novel and the debut novel of British author Adam Nevill. The work was first published in 2004 by PS Publishing, was re-published in 2008 through Virgin Books, and again in 2014 through Pan.

31728. Stewards of the Flame

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Stewards of the Flame is a book published in 2007 that was written by Sylvia Engdahl.

31738. Wrong Things

Poppy Z. Brite

Wrong Things is a short story collection by Poppy Z. Brite and Caitlin R. Kiernan. It was released by Subterranean Press in 2001. The cover art and illustrations were provided by Canadian artist Richard A. Kirk. Kiernan's solo contribution to the book, "Onion", received the 2001 …

31739. In a Child's Name

Peter Maas

In a Child's Name is a book written by Peter Maas.

31742. Leap into darkness

Leo Bretholz

Leap into Darkness is a 1998 memoir that was written by Holocaust survivor Leo Bretholz and co-author Michael Olesker.

31743. The Once and Future King

T. H. White

The Once and Future King is an Arthurian fantasy novel written by Terence Hanbury White. It was first published in 1958, and is mostly a composite of earlier works written between 1938 and 1941. The central theme is an exploration of human nature regarding power and justice, as …

31744. In the Grip of Winter

Colin Dann

In the Grip of Winter is the second book of The Animals of Farthing Wood series by Colin Dann. It was first published in 1981, and later republished as part one of the first "Omnibus".

31746. Ian Fleming

Andrew Lycett

Ian Fleming is a book written by Andrew Lycett.

31747. Porgy

DuBose Heyward

Porgy is a novel written by the American author DuBose Heyward and published by the George H. Doran Company in 1925. The novel tells the story of Porgy, a crippled street-beggar in the black tenements of Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1920s. The character was based on the …

31748. At the Feet of the Master

Jiddu Krishnamurti

At the Feet of the Master is a book attributed to Jiddu Krishnamurti, authored when he was fourteen years old. Written under the name Alcyone, it was first published in 1910. It has since gone through dozens of editions, and has been translated in many languages.

31750. Blood of Paradise

David Corbett

Blood of Paradise is a book by David Corbett.

31752. Sunday's Silence

Gina B. Nahai

Sunday's Silence is the third novel from Gina B. Nahai and follows the story of a journalist searching for the truth about his father's death. The book was published in 2003 by Washington Square Press in the United States and became a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

31753. The Grandmother's Tale and Selected Stories

R. K. Narayan

The Grandmother's Tale and Selected Stories is a book by R. K. Narayan with illustrations by his brother R. K. Laxman published in 1994 by Viking Press. The book includes a novella, Grandmother's Tale and some other stories in the characteristic Narayan style that captures …

31755. The Wreckage of Paradise

Greg Stolze

The Wreckage of Paradise is a book published in 2003 that was written by Greg Stolze.

31756. Gehenna: The Final Night

Ari Marmell

Gehenna: The Final Night is a book published in 2004 that was written by Ari Marmell and edited by Jonathan Laden and Ana Balka.

31760. The Wrong Side of the Sky

Gavin Lyall

The Wrong Side of the Sky is the debut novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1961. It is written the in first person narrative.

31762. Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock …

Hallie Ephron

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'em Dead with Style is a book by Hallie Ephron.

31763. Cats of the Clans

Erin Hunter

Cats of the Clans is a field guide in the Warriors novel series. It consists of biographical sketches of the Clans and cats, in the form of stories told to three kittens who died and went to StarClan. The narrator is Rock, a mysterious blind cat. The book has sold more than …

31764. Lecherous Limericks

Isaac Asimov

Lecherous Limericks is the first of several compilations of dirty limericks by celebrated author Isaac Asimov. The book contains 100 limericks. The first of them is as follows: There was a sweet girl of Decatur Who went to sea on a freighter. She was screwed by the master -An …

31765. The Load of Unicorn

Cynthia Harnett

The Load of Unicorn is a children's historical novel written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett. It was first published in 1959, and was republished by Egmont Classics in 2001. It is set in London in the 15th century, and concerns the adventures of an apprentice of William …

31767. The Metatemporal Detective

Michael Moorcock

The Metatemporal Detective is a collection of short fiction by the prolific award winning British fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. The stories chart the adventures of the Holmesian detective Sir Seaton Begg, his trusty sidekick Dr. Taffy Sinclair and his complex relationship …

31770. The Wizard of Lemuria

Lin Carter

The Wizard of Lemuria is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, the first book of his Thongor series set on the fictional ancient lost continent of Lemuria. The author's first published novel, it was initially issued in paperback by Ace Books in 1965. The author afterwards …

31774. I'm Still Scared

Tomie dePaola

I'm Still Scared is a book published in 2006 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

31775. The Weirdo

Theodore Taylor

The Weirdo is a book by Theodore Taylor.

31776. The Happy Highwayman

Leslie Charteris

The Happy Highwayman is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in 1939 by Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom and The Crime Club in the United States. This was the 21st book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The …

31779. Red Hook

Gabriel Cohen

Red Hook is a book written by Gabriel Cohen.

31782. Aggressor Six

Wil McCarthy

Aggressor Six is one of the earliest works by science fiction writer Wil McCarthy.

31793. Prayers

Michel Quoist

A bestselling classic of modern spirituality. With simplicity and strength, this collection of powerful prayers will help you structure and develop your own sense of prayer. This assembly of petition and thanksgiving represents the full range of human emotion from despair to …

31795. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and …

31797. Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in his Dune series of six novels. It was originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in 1969. The American and British editions have different prologues summarizing events in the previous novel. Dune Messiah and …

31800. Charlotte

David Foenkinos

Internationally literary phenomenon, multiple award-winner, and massive bestseller with over 500,000 copies in print in France and rights sold in 20 countries, Charlotte tells the story of artist Charlotte Salomon―born in pre-World War II Berlin to a Jewish family traumatized by …



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