The most popular books in English
from 32401 to 32600

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.

32402. Saint Overboard

Leslie Charteris

Saint Overboard is the title of a 1936 mystery novel by Leslie Charteris, one of a long series of novels featuring Charteris' creation Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". It was originally published in magazines as The Pirate Saint; some paperback editions append the article The …

32404. The Immaculate Conception

Gaetan Soucy

The Immaculate Conception is the English translation by Lazer Lederhendler of Gaétan Soucy's French novel, L'Immaculée conception, first published in 1994. The book was named the winner of the 2007 Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Translation at the Quebec Writers' …

32405. The Amen Corner

James Baldwin

The Amen Corner is a three-act play by James Baldwin. It was Baldwin's first attempt at theater following Go Tell It on the Mountain. It was first published in 1954, and inspired a short-lived 1983 Broadway musical adaptation with the slightly truncated title, Amen Corner. The …

32406. Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels From Los Angeles to …

Ian Buruma

Bad Elements is a book about contemporary Chinese history by Ian Buruma, published by Random House on November 20, 2001. The book's subtitle, "Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing", indicates the main focus of the book. Bad Elements is divided into three parts: The Exiles, …

32409. Liars in Love

Richard Yates

Liars in Love is a collection of short stories by Richard Yates, published in 1981.

32414. Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son

Gordon Burn

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

32415. The Spy's Wife

Reginald Hill

The Spy's Wife is a book written by Reginald Hill.

32416. 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. …

32418. The Eye of Argon

Jim Theis

The Eye of Argon is a heroic fantasy novella that narrates the adventures of Grignr, a barbarian. It was written in 1970 by Jim Theis and circulated anonymously in science fiction fandom since then. It has been described as "one of the genre's most beloved pieces of appalling …

32419. The terrible stories

Lucille Clifton

The terrible stories is the book written by Lucille Clifton.

32420. Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry

Alan Dugan

Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry is a book written by Alan Dugan.

32423. 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.

32424. Last Letters from Hav

Jan Morris

Last Letters from Hav is a Booker Prize-shortlisted 1985 novel by Welsh writer Jan Morris. Last Letters from Hav was republished in 2006 together with Hav of the Myrmidons and an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin in a collected volume entitled Hav.

32426. There Once was A World

Yaffa Eliach

There Once was A World is a book written by Yaffa Eliach.

32427. 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. …

32429. Time and Stars

Poul Anderson

Time and Stars is a collection of science fiction short stories by Poul Anderson, published in 1964. "Dangerous universe: Faced with machines that think by and for themselves, super-intelligent space beings bent on a suicidal course and a galaxy teeming with dangerous alien …

32430. Chosen of the Gods

Chris Pierson

Chosen Of the Gods is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance campaign series, and is the first of a trilogy about the Kingpriest of Istar, Beldinas Pilofiro.

32431. Divine Hammer

Chris Pierson

Divine Hammer is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance campaign series and is the second of a trilogy about a Kingpriest of Istar, Beldinas Pilofiro, and is set during his reign of Istar.

32434. Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in …

Neil Bissoondath

Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada is a non-fiction book by Canadian author Neil Bissoondath, first published in 1994. The book puts forward an assessment of Canada's Multiculturalism Act and how the bi-cultural nature of the country is to be willfully …

32435. Angel Light

Andrew Greeley

Angel Light is a novel by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley. It is the second of a short series - currently of three.

32437. Behind the Mirror: A Search for a Natural History of …

Konrad Lorenz

Behind the mirror, a search for a natural history of human knowledge is a 1973 book by Konrad Lorenz. The direct translation of the German title is "The back side of the mirror". Lorenz summarizes his life's work into his own philosophy: Evolution is the process of growing …

32438. The Phish Book


The Phish Book is a 192-page book detailing the history of the rock band Phish. It was written by music journalist Richard Gehr in cooperation with the Phish organization. It contains in-depth stories and quotes from early fans and the band members themselves. It was released in …

32444. 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 …

32446. Economy and Society

Max Weber

Economy and Society is a book by political economist and sociologist Max Weber, published posthumously in Germany in 1922 by his wife Marianne. Alongside The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it is considered to be one of Weber's most important works. Extremely …

32447. The Empress of Mars

Kage Baker

"The Empress of Mars" is a science fiction novella published in 2003 by Kage Baker. It won the 2004 Sturgeon Award and was nominated for the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Novella as well as the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novella. The novella was expanded into a novel published in …

32448. Ralph 124C 41+

Hugo Gernsback

Ralph 124C 41+, by Hugo Gernsback, is an early science fiction novel, written as a twelve-part serial in Modern Electrics magazine beginning in April 1911. It was compiled into novel/book form in 1925. While one of the most influential science fiction stories of all time, modern …

32449. The Pollinators of Eden

John Boyd

The Pollinators of Eden is the second science fiction novel by John Boyd, originally published in hardcover by Weybright & Talley in 1969. Dell Books issued a paperback version in 1970. The Science Fiction Book Club issued the novel twice, in 1969 and 1972. Gollancz …

32450. Love Without Hope

Rodney Hall

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

32451. The Door to Saturn

Clark Ashton Smith

The Door to Saturn is a short story published in 1932 that was written by Clark Ashton Smith.

32452. The Cadfael Companion

Robin Whiteman

The Cadfael Companion is a book written by Robin Whiteman.

32455. Blackbriar

William Sleator

Danny can feel something sinister about his new home, Blackbriar, an old, abandoned cottage in the English countryside. The residents of a nearby town refuse to speak of the house and can barely look Danny in the eyes. Then Danny begins to have strange dreams of fires and …

32456. 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 …

32462. Spirit Seeker

Joan Lowery Nixon

Spirit Seeker is a book written by Joan Lowery Nixon.

32464. Earth Dreams

Janet Morris

Earth Dreams is a book written by Janet Morris and part of the Kerrion Empire trilogy.

32465. Notes on Nursing

Florence Nightingale

Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is Not is a book first published by Florence Nightingale in 1859. A 136-page volume, it was intended to give hints on nursing to those entrusted with the health of others. Florence Nightingale stressed that it was not meant to be a …

32470. Empire of Capital

Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood's analysis of capitalist economic imperialism.

32471. Profession of Violence

John Pearson

Profession of Violence is a book written by John Pearson.

32473. The Rasp

Philip MacDonald

The Rasp is a whodunit mystery novel by Philip MacDonald. It was published in 1924 and introduces his series character, detective Colonel Anthony Gethryn. It is set in a country house in rural England.

32474. The House of Hunger

Dambudzo Marechera

The House of Hunger is a short story collection by the late Dambudzo Marechera. Subtitled Short Stories, this work is actually a collection of one novella of 80-odd pages and nine sketches / stories. The small group of texts in its entirety reflects the author’s vision of life …

32480. Interstate

Stephen Dixon

Interstate is a book written by Stephen Dixon.

32482. 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 …

32483. The Rainbird Pattern

Victor Canning

The Rainbird Pattern is a thriller novel by Victor Canning, published by Heinemann in 1972. The novel has been described as Canning's best work in the thriller genre.

32484. Twisted Summer

Willo Davis Roberts

Twisted Summer is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

32485. Khaled: A Tale of Arabia

F. Marion Crawford

Khaled: A Tale of Arabia is a fantasy novel by F. Marion Crawford. It was first published in hardcover by Macmillan and Co. in 1891. Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its reissuing by Ballantine Books as the thirty-ninth volume of the …

32487. The Questing of Kedrigern

John Morressy

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

32488. Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The …

James J. Sheehan

"Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe", is a 2009 non-fiction book about the rise of national pacifism in post-World War II Europe by James J. Sheehan.

32491. Rogue in Space

Fredric Brown

Rogue in Space is a science fiction novel by Fredric Brown. It was first published in 1957. Brown expanded two earlier novelettes to form the novel.

32494. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Ambrose Bierce

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of short stories written by Ambrose Bierce. Published in 1891, the 26 stories detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. His famous story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is included in this …

32496. 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 …

32497. 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 …

32502. Badjelly the Witch

Spike Milligan

Badjelly the Witch is a brief handwritten, illustrated story by Spike Milligan, created for his children, then printed in 1973. It was made into an audio and a video version. In the story, two children Tim and Rose, looking for their lost cow Lucy, meet magical enchanted forest …

32503. The Second Trip

Robert Silverberg

The Second Trip is a 1972 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. Prior to its publication by Doubleday, it was published in serialized form in Amazing Stories from July to September 1971.

32504. The Lost Valley of Iskander

Robert E. Howard

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Lost Valley of Iskander' is a story in the El Borak series where El Borak discovers the Greek descendants of Alexander …

32508. Alphabatics

Suse MacDonald

Alphabatics is a book by Suse MacDonald.

32512. The Height of the Scream

Ramsey Campbell

The Height of the Scream is a collection of horror stories by author Ramsey Campbell. Released in 1976 in an edition of 4,348 copies, it was the author's third collection of stories to be published by Arkham House. It has since been reissued in various formats, most recently in …

32514. Soul Patch

Reed Farrel Coleman

Soul Patch is a book by Reed Farrel Coleman.

32523. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father …


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 …

32524. Every Man in His Humour

Ben Jonson

Every Man in His Humour is a 1598 play by the English playwright Ben Jonson. The play belongs to the subgenre of the "humours comedy," in which each major character is dominated by an overriding humour or obsession.

32526. Stewards of the Flame

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

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

32528. Having it so good : Britain in the fifties

Peter Hennessy

Having it so good : Britain in the fifties is a book written by Peter Hennessy.

32533. Bad for Business

Rex Stout

Bad for Business is a mystery novel by Rex Stout starring his detective Tecumseh Fox, first published in 1940. Private investigator Tecumseh Fox was the protagonist of three mysteries written by Stout between 1939 and 1941.

32535. The Company of Women

Khushwant Singh

The Company of Women is a novel by Indian author Khushwant Singh.

32537. Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant …

Erik Erikson

Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence is a 1969 book by the German-born American developmental psychologist Erik H. Erikson. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the U.S. National Book Award in category Philosophy and Religion. The book was …

32538. Dagger's Edge

Anne Logston

Dagger's Edge is a book published in 1994 that was written by Anne Logston.

32539. Each Man's Son

Hugh MacLennan

In Each Man’s Son, his fourth novel, Hugh MacLennan returns to his native Cape Breton to present life in a small mining community.Dr. Daniel Ainslie, who ministers to the rough miners, yearns for a son, which he can never have. He comes to love young Alan MacNeil, the son of …

32541. 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".

32543. 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 …

32544. Tru Confessions

Janet Tashjian

Tru Confessions is the first novel by children’s book author Janet Tashjian. It is published by Henry Holt and Company; the paperback is published by Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan. It was the basis of a popular Disney TV movie with Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The book …

32545. L.A. Confidential

James Ellroy

L.A. Confidential is neo-noir novel by James Ellroy, and the third of his L.A. Quartet series. James Ellroy dedicated L.A. Confidential "to Mary Doherty Ellroy". The epigraph is "A glory that costs everything and means nothing—Steve Erickson."

32548. 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 …

32551. The Steel of Raithskar

Randall Garrett

The Steel of Raithskar is a book published in 1981 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

32552. Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards! is the eighth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. It is the first novel about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. The first Discworld computer game borrowed heavily from Guards! Guards! in terms of plot.

32555. Head Games

Craig McDonald

Head Games is a book by Craig McDonald.

32556. Classic Starts: Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) …

32557. Red Hook

Gabriel Cohen

Red Hook is a book written by Gabriel Cohen.

32563. Death of an Expert Witness

P. D. James

Death of an Expert Witness is an Adam Dalgliesh novel by P. D. James, published in 1977. It begins with the discovery of a murder of a young girl. However, this is not the focus of the novel, but rather is used as a method to introduce the reader to the staff of a forensic …

32564. Crashing Paradise

Christopher Golden

Crashing Paradise is a book published in 2007 that was written by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski.

32567. Blue Magic

Jo Clayton

Blue Magic is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jo Clayton.

32568. Hello Summer, Goodbye

Michael G. Coney

Hello Summer, Goodbye is a science fiction novel by British author Michael G. Coney, regarded as one of his best and most representative works, It offers an unusually sympathetic portrayal of an alien race on a very strange planet. A fear of cold which is embedded in the race …

32570. Bloodstained Oz

Christopher Golden

Bloodstained Oz is a Wizard of Oz related novella by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore, and it was illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne. It was published as a limited edition hardcover by Earthling Publications in 2006. It comes with an introduction by Ray Garton. It was …

32572. Moon Mirror

Andre Norton

Moon Mirror is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in hardcover by Tor Books in December 1988, and reprinted in paperback by the same publisher in August 1989 and August 1994. The book collects nine short …

32573. Diablo: The Sin War 3: The Veiled Prophet

Richard A. Knaak

The Veiled Prophet is a 2007 novel written by Richard A. Knaak and is the third novel in the Diablo trilogy, The Sin War. The book details the climax of the struggles over the Sanctuary, and the warring forces of the Angels, Demons, Inarius, and the edyrem, and the mage clans of …

32575. JFK and the unspeakable

James W. Douglass

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters is a book by theologian and Catholic Worker James W. Douglass that analyzes the presidency of John F. Kennedy as well as the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book is drawn from many sources, …

32577. The Wheels of If and Other Science Fiction

L. Sprague de Camp

The Wheels of If and Other Science Fiction is a 1948 collection of science fiction stories by L. Sprague de Camp, first published in hardback by Shasta and in paperback by Berkley Books in 1970. It has also been translated into German. All the stories were originally published …

32580. Designing Virtual Worlds

Richard Bartle

Designing Virtual Worlds is a book about the practice of virtual world development by Richard Bartle. It has been called "the bible of MMORPG design" and spoken of as "excellent", "seminal", "widely read", "the standard text on the subject", "the most comprehensive guide to …

32581. Sea of Glass

Barry B. Longyear

Sea of Glass is a dystopian science fiction novel by Barry B. Longyear.

32582. The Change

Barry B. Longyear

The Change is a book published in 1994 that was written by Barry B. Longyear.

32594. 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 …

32598. Weavers of War

David B. Coe

Weavers of War is a book published in 2007 that was written by David B. Coe.

32599. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic …

Daniel James Brown

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding …

32600. Prodigy: A Legend Novel

Marie Lu

Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel. With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a …

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