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.

3401. Chains

Laurie Halse Anderson

Chains is the first novel in the Seeds of America trilogy, a series of historical novel that follows the story of thirteen-year-old Isabel, an African-American slave fighting for her and her younger sister's freedom while the Revolutionary War is occurring. The story sets in New …

3402. Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

"They stood in the doorway and stomped the rain from their boots and swung their hats and wiped the water from their faces. Out in the streets the rain slashed through the standing water driving the gaudy red and green colors of the neon signs to wander and seethe..." Thus …

3403. Dispatches (Everyman's Library (Cloth))

Michael Herr

Dispatches is a New Journalism book by Michael Herr that describes the author's experiences in Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire magazine. First published in 1977, Dispatches was one of the first pieces of American literature that allowed Americans to understand the …

3404. Split Second

David Baldacci

Split Second is a crime fiction novel written by American writer David Baldacci. This is the first novel in the King and Maxwell book series. The book was published on September 30, 2003, by Grand Central Publishing.

3405. Ariel

Sylvia Plath

Ariel was the second book of Sylvia Plath's poetry to be published, and was originally published in 1965, two years after her death by suicide. The poems in the 1965 edition of Ariel, with their free flowing images and characteristically menacing psychic landscapes, marked a …

3406. Skellig

David Almond

Skellig is a children's novel by the British author David Almond, published by Hodder in 1998. It was the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and it won the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's outstanding children's book by a British author. In …

3407. Cirque du Freak

Darren Shan

Cirque du Freak is the first novel in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan, published in January 2000. The story begins with Darren Shan and his best friend Steve "Leopard" Leonard, who visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces …

3408. The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord

The Society of the Spectacle is a 1967 work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord. In this important text for the Situationist movement, Debord develops and presents the concept of the Spectacle. Debord published a follow-up book Comments on the Society of the …

3409. The Bridge

Iain Banks

The Bridge is a novel by Scottish author Iain Banks. It was published in 1986. The book switches between three protagonists, John Orr, Alex, and the Barbarian. It is an unconventional love story.

3410. The Book of Lost Tales, Part One

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Book of Lost Tales is a collection of early stories by J. R. R. Tolkien, published as the first two volumes of Christopher Tolkien's 12-volume series The History of Middle-earth, in which he presents and analyses the manuscripts of those stories, which were the earliest form …

3411. Black Man

Richard K. Morgan

Black Man is a 2007 science fiction novel by the English author Richard Morgan. It won the 2008 Arthur C Clarke Award. It is not part of the Takeshi Kovacs universe by the same author.

3412. The Body Artist

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo's reputation rests on a series of large-canvas novels, in which he's proven to be the foremost diagnostician of our national psyche. In The Body Artist, however, he sacrifices breadth for depth, narrowing his focus to a single life, a single death. The protagonist is …

3413. The Comfort of Strangers

Ian McEwan

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though someone is waiting for them who cares deeply about how they appear. When they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell, they become drawn into a fantasy …

3414. The Shining Ones

David Eddings

The Shining Ones is a book published in 1994 that was written by David Eddings.

3415. If There Be Thorns

V. C. Andrews

If There Be Thorns is a novel by Virginia Andrews which was published in 1981. It is the third book in the Dollanganger series. The story takes place in the year 1982. There was a Lifetime movie of the same name that premiered on April 5, 2015.

3416. Seven Years in Tibet

Heinrich Harrer

In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British …

3418. The Unconsoled

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come …

3420. Darkness, Take My Hand

Dennis Lehane

From the back of the paperback: When Detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist they soon find bodies are piling up around them. What's more, all the clues point to an unlikely suspect - a serial killer who has been in …

3421. Earth

David Brin

Earth is a 1990 science fiction novel written by David Brin. The book was nominated for the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1991.

3422. When Nietzsche Wept

Irvin D. Yalom

In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on …

3423. Iron Sunrise

Charles Stross

Iron Sunrise is a 2004 hard science fiction novel by author Charles Stross, which follows the events in Singularity Sky. The book was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 2005. Singularity Sky depicts a future where human societies have been involuntarily taken from …

3424. Lucky You

Carl Hiaasen

Lucky You is a 1997 novel by Carl Hiaasen. It is set in Florida, and is based around JoLayne Lucks, a black woman who is one of two winners of a lottery. The book parodies paranoid militia movement groups that believe in somewhat bizarre conspiracy theories. It also takes a …

3425. Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

Title: Barchester Towers.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, …

3426. Kiss of the Spider Woman

Manuel Puig

Kiss of the Spider Woman is a 1976 novel by Argentine writer Manuel Puig. It depicts the daily conversations between two cellmates in an Argentine prison, Molina and Valentín, and the intimate bond they form in the process. It is generally considered Puig's most successful work. …

3427. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten is a book of short essays by American minister and author Robert Fulghum. It was first published in 1988. The title of the book is taken from the first essay in the volume, in which Fulghum lists lessons normally learned in …

3428. Nicolae

Jerry B. Jenkins

Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist is the third book in the Left Behind series. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in 1997 and was published on Wednesday, October 1 of that year. It takes place 18–21 months into the Tribulation.

3431. The Silent Cry

Kenzaburō Ōe

Two brothers, Takashi and Mitsu, return from Tokyo to the village of their childhood. The selling of their family home leads them to an inescapable confrontation with their family history. Their attempt to escape the influence of the city ends in failure as they realize that its …

3433. Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Agatha Christie

The holidays can be murder—and just in time for yuletide 2008 comes this holiday edition of one of Agatha Christie's most popular and confounding mysteries. The wealthy Simeon Lee has demanded that all four of his sons—one faithful, one prodigal, one impecunious, one …

3434. Violin

Anne Rice

Violin is a novel by American horror writer Anne Rice, released on 15 October 1997. It moves away from her previous stories about vampires and witches to tell a ghost story.

3435. Black Dogs

Ian McEwan

Black Dogs is a 1992 novel by the British author Ian McEwan. It concerns the aftermath of the Nazi era in Europe, and how the fall of the Berlin Wall in the late 1980s affected those who once saw Communism as a way forward for society. The main characters travel to France, where …

3436. Centaur Aisle

Piers Anthony

Centaur Aisle is the fourth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. King Trent has left Xanth on a mission of trade to Mundania and has left Dor as temporary king. When Trent fails to return after some time, Dor must find a way to rescue Trent. He is informed that the means …

3437. Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley

Flags of Our Fathers is a New York Times bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers about the five United States Marines and one United States Navy Corpsman who would eventually be made famous by Joe Rosenthal's lauded photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, one of …

3438. The Midwich Cuckoos

John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos is a science fiction novel written by English author John Wyndham, published during 1957. It has been filmed twice as Village of the Damned, with releases during 1960 and 1995.

3439. The Egypt Game

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Egypt Game is a Newbery Honor award winning novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. The story, set in California, follows the creation of a sustained imaginative game by a group of children.

3440. I Spit on Your Graves

Boris Vian

Written under Vian’s famous “Vernon Sullivan” pseudonym, I Spit on Your Graves tells the story of a “white negro” who avenges his murdered brother with a series of killings in a small town in the deep south. A bestseller in France, the book was notoriously used as a model for a …

3441. Moscow to the End of the Line

Venedikt Erofeev

In this classic of Russian humor and social commentary, a fired cable fitter goes on a binge and hopes a train to Petushki (where his "most beloved of trollops" awaits). On the way he bestows upon angels, fellow passengers, and the world at large a magnificent monologue on …

3443. The Scions of Shannara

Terry Brooks

The Scions of Shannara is a fantasy novel by Terry Brooks. It is the first book in the Heritage of Shannara series, which takes place three hundred years after the end of the previous Shannara trilogy. The first version was published in 1990. The book follows the lives of the …

3444. Pippi in the South Seas

Astrid Lindgren

Pippi in the South Seas is a 1948 sequel to Astrid Lindgren's classic children's books, Pippi Longstocking and Pippi Goes on Board. It is set sometime after the events of the original book and centers around Pippi's further misadventures and experiences, and the main …

3446. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations …

3448. Man and Boy

Tony Parsons

Man and Boy is a novel by Tony Parsons. It was awarded the 2001 British Book of the Year award.

3449. InterWorld

Neil Gaiman

InterWorld is a fantasy and science fiction novel by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. The book was published in 2007 by EOS, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. It follows the story of Joey Harker who, together with a group of other Joeys from different Earths in other …

3450. The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

Anne McCaffrey

The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall is a 1993 collection of short fiction by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. All five stories are set on the fictional planet Pern; First Fall is one of two collections in the science fiction series Dragonriders of Pern.

3451. English Passengers

Matthew Kneale

English Passengers is a 2000 historical novel written by Matthew Kneale, which won that year's Whitbread Book Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. It is narrated by 20 different characters and tells the story of a voyage to look for the …

3452. Hollywood

Charles Bukowski

Hollywood is a 1989 novel by Charles Bukowski which fictionalizes his experiences of adapting his novel into the film Barfly. It is narrated in the first person.

3453. Just One Look

Harlan Coben

Just One Look is a 2004 novel by Harlan Coben. It is a stand-alone novel but does contain at least one reference to his Myron Bolitar novels. The plot centers on a woman whose whole life changes one day upon her taking home a set of pictures, and finding one that does not belong.

3454. The Garden of Rama

Arthur C. Clarke

The Garden of Rama is a novel by Gentry Lee and Arthur C. Clarke. It is the third book in the four-book Rama series: Rendezvous with Rama, Rama II, The Garden of Rama, and Rama Revealed, and follows on from where Rama II left off.

3455. History of Beauty

Umberto Eco

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it also has a lot to do with the beholder's cultural standards. In History of Beauty, renowned author Umberto Eco sets out to demonstrate how every historical era has had its own ideas about eye-appeal. Pages of charts that track …

3456. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Shunryū Suzuki

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind is a book of teachings by the late Shunryu Suzuki, a compilation of talks given to his satellite Zen center in Los Altos, California. Published in 1970 by Weatherhill, the book is not academic. These are frank and direct transcriptions of Suzuki's talks …

3457. Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and …

Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas is a book written by Chuck Klosterman, first published by Scribner in 2006. It is the fourth book by Klosterman. The paperback edition was released in July 2007. The book consists of three sections: Things That …

3458. A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

Aldo Leopold

A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There is a 1949 non-fiction book by American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Describing the land around the author's home in Sauk County, Wisconsin, the collection of essays advocate Leopold's idea of a "land …

3460. My year of meats

Ruth Ozeki

My Year of Meats is a novel by Ruth L. Ozeki. The book takes advantage of the differences between Japanese and American culture to comment on both.

3461. Big Trouble

Dave Barry

Big Trouble is a novel written by Dave Barry. It was made into a film version in 2001. However, the film was not released until 2002 because of the September 11 attacks. Barry, who used to write for the Miami Herald, set the novel's events in and around Miami, Florida. In point …

3462. A Single Shard

Linda Sue Park

A Single Shard is a novel by Linda Sue Park, set in 12th-century Korea. It won the 2002 Newbery Medal, awarded for excellence in children's literature; it also received an honorable mention from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.

3463. Drawing Blood

Poppy Z. Brite

Drawing Blood is a 1993 novel, the second from author Poppy Z. Brite. Something of a haunted house tale, the novel was originally titled Birdland but the publisher retitled it to make a thin connection to Brite's first novel, Lost Souls, a vampire tale.

3464. Chesapeake

James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in …

3465. The Spook's Apprentice

Joseph Delaney

The Spook's Apprentice, written by Joseph Delaney, is the first story in the series "The Wardstone Chronicles". The plot is centred on a 12-year-old farm boy named Tom who lives in the countryside of The County, loosely based on the English county of Lancashire, where the author …

3466. The Broom of the System

David Foster Wallace

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent novel is the bewitching heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. …

3467. Catalyst

Laurie Halse Anderson

This novel tells the story of Kate. She is a senior in high school and waiting for college acceptance from MIT. Her family includes her brother and father. Kate's mother passed when she was young. Kate deals with life by trying to excel at everything. This book would be good for …

3468. Atlantis Found

Clive Cussler

Atlantis Found is a 1999 novel by Clive Cussler, the fifteenth book in the Dirk Pitt series.

3470. The Honor of the Queen

David Weber

The Honor of the Queen is David Weber's second Honor Harrington novel. In the story, Honor goes on a mission to bring the religiously conservative, sexist world Grayson onto the Manticorans' side in preparation for the inevitable war with Haven.

3471. Pygmy

Chuck Palahniuk

The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park—Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel since the generation-defining Fight Club.“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival Midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top …

3472. The Post-Birthday World

Lionel Shriver

The Post-Birthday World is a novel by Lionel Shriver published in 2007, some four years after her previous novel, the award winning We Need To Talk About Kevin.

3473. The October Country

Ray Bradbury

The October Country is a 1955 collection of nineteen macabre short stories by Ray Bradbury. It reprints fifteen of the twenty-seven stories of his 1947 collection Dark Carnival, and adds four more of his stories previously published elsewhere. The collection was published in …

3474. The First Part Last

Angela Johnson

The First Part Last is a young adult novel by Angela Johnson that deals with the subject of teen pregnancy. Johnson writes the story in first person narration from the perspective of Bobby, the 16-year-old father, setting it apart from most books on the subject. The book is …

3475. The Last Summer (of You and Me)

Ann Brashares

The Last Summer (of You and Me) is a novel by Ann Brashares. Her first novel for adults, and her first outside of her acclaimed Traveling Pants series, was released on June 6, 2007 by Riverhead Books.

3476. Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

Tunnel in the Sky is a science fiction novel written by Robert A. Heinlein and published in 1955 by Scribner's as one of the Heinlein juveniles. The story describes a group of students sent on a survival test to an uninhabited planet, who soon realise they are stranded there. …

3479. The Dream of Scipio

Iain Pears

Like his elegant debut, An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears's The Dream of Scipio is an inventive, gloriously detailed historical novel told from multiple viewpoints. But Pears has set himself an additional challenge by spreading his narrators over several centuries: …

3482. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book-length philosophical work published by the German-Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in his lifetime. The project had a broad aim – to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits of …

3483. How to Be Alone

Jonathan Franzen

While the essays in this collection range in subject matter from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each one wrestles with the essential themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civil life and private dignity; and the hidden persistence of loneliness …

3484. Charmed Life

Diana Wynne Jones

Charmed Life is a children's fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones published by Macmillan Children's Books in 1977. It was the first Chrestomanci book and it remains a recommended introduction to the series. Greenwillow Books published a U.S. edition within the …

3485. Cronopios and famas

Julio Cortazar

Cronopios and Famas is one of the best-loved books by Julio Cortázar, one of the greatest of Latin American novelists. "The Instruction Manual," the first chapter, is an absurd assortment of tasks and items dissected in an instruction-manual format. "Unusual Occupations," the …

3486. Footfall

Larry Niven

Footfall is a 1985 science fiction novel written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1986, and was a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller.

3487. The Te of Piglet

Benjamin Hoff

The Te of Piglet is a 1992 New York Times Bestselling Taoist philosophical non-fiction book written by Benjamin Hoff as a companion to his 1982 work The Tao of Pooh. The book was published by Dutton Books and spent 21 weeks on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List and 37 weeks …

3488. The Science of Discworld

Ian Stewart

Not just another science book and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard’s-eye view of our world that will forever change how you look at the universe.Can Unseen University’s …

3490. Sleeping Murder

Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in October 1976 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for £3.50 and the US edition …

3491. R is for Ricochet

Sue Grafton

When wealthy octogenarian Nord Lafferty hires Kinsey Millhone to help his newly paroled daughter find her way back to the straight and narrow after doing time for embezzlement, the Santa Teresa P.I. has no idea what she's getting into. Reba Lafferty's ex-boss, land developer …

3492. By the Light of the Moon

Dean Koontz

By the Light of the Moon is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 2002.

3493. 1421: The Year China Discovered The World

Gavin Menzies

On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in …

3494. Quentins

Maeve Binchy

Quentins is a 2002 novel by Irish author Maeve Binchy.

3495. The Monster of Florence: A True Story

Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi

The Monster of Florence: A True Story is a 2008 true crime book by American thriller writer Douglas Preston and Italian journalist Mario Spezi. It relates to a series of murders that occurred between 1968 and 1985 and involved couples who were killed while having sex in their …

3496. The Wish List

Eoin Colfer

Meg Finn has led a miserable life. First, her mum died, saddling her with a useless, nasty stepfather. Then, angry and alone, Meg found herself committing acts of petty crime with dim-witted hood Belch Brennan. Finally, just as she was about to go straight to honor her sainted …

3497. The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Roberto Calasso

Presenting the stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, in all their variants, Calasso also uncovers the distant origins of secrets and tragedy, virginity, and rape. "A perfect work like no other. (Calasso) has re-created . . . …

3498. Charlotte Gray

Sebastian Faulks

Charlotte Gray is a 1999 book by Sebastian Faulks and completes his loose trilogy of books about France with an account of the adventures of a young Scotswoman who becomes involved with the French resistance during the Second World War. It is set in Vichy France during World War …

3499. Blindsight

Peter Watts

Blindsight is a hard science fiction novel by Canadian writer Peter Watts, published by Tor Books in 2006. It garnered nominations for a Hugo Award for Best Novel, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and a Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. …

3500. The Android's Dream

John Scalzi

The Android's Dream is a science fiction novel by John Scalzi.

3501. The Hellbound Heart

Clive Barker

The Hellbound Heart is a horror novella by Clive Barker, first published in November 1986 by Dark Harvest in the third volume of their Night Visions anthology series, and notable for becoming the basis for the 1987 movie Hellraiser and its franchise. It was re-released as a …

3502. The Holy Terrors (Les Infants Terribles)

Jean Cocteau

Les Enfants Terribles is a 1929 novel by Jean Cocteau, published by Editions Bernard Grasset. It concerns two siblings, Elisabeth and Paul, who isolate themselves from the world as they grow up; this isolation is shattered by the stresses of their adolescence. It was first …

3503. Brodeck's Report

Philippe Claudel

Brodeck's Report is a 2007 novel by the French writer Philippe Claudel. The narrative investigates the murder of a mysterious man in an indefinite country just after the war. The book won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The location and …

3504. Poor people

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Poor Folk, sometimes translated as Poor People, is the first novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, written over the span of nine months between 1844 and 1845. Dostoyevsky was in financial difficulty because of his extravagant living and his developing gambling addiction; although he …

3505. "U" Is for Undertow

Sue Grafton

"U" Is for Undertow is the 21st novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California. The novel, set in 1988, finds Kinsey investigating the disappearance of a 4-year-old girl in 1967 and the …

3506. Antigone

Jean Anouilh

"Anouilh is a poet, but not a poet of words: he is a poet of words-acted, of scenes-set, of players-performing" Peter Brook Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative …

3507. From Russia, with Love

Ian Fleming

From Russia, with Love is the fifth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 8 April 1957. As with the first four books, From Russia, with Love was generally well received by the critics. The story was written at Fleming's Goldeneye …

3508. Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom is an autobiographical work written by South African President Nelson Mandela, and published in 1995 by Little Brown & Co. The book profiles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison. Under the apartheid government, Mandela was …

3509. Reefer Madness

Eric Schlosser

Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market is a book written by Eric Schlosser and published in 2003. The book is a look at the three pillars of the underground economy of the United States, estimated by Schlosser to be ten percent of American GDP: …

3510. A Lion Among Men

Gregory Maguire

A Lion Among Men is the third novel in Gregory Maguire's The Wicked Years and was released in the UK on October 2, 2008, October 8 in the US, and on October 14, 2008 in the rest of Europe. Prior to the publication of A Lion Among Men, Maguire stated that "this book will be about …

3512. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First …

Anne Lamott

Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year is a book by Anne Lamott.

3513. To the End of the Land

David Grossman

From one of Israel’s most acclaimed writers comes a novel of extraordinary power about family life—the greatest human drama—and the cost of war. Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer’s release from army service when he returns to the …

3514. Specimen Days

Michael Cunningham

Book Description: In each section of Michael Cunningham's bold new novel, his first since The Hours, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story that takes place at the height of the industrial …

3515. Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle

Forget the Michael Crichton book (and Spielberg movie) that copied the title. This is the original: the terror-adventure tale of The Lost World. Writing not long after dinosaurs first invaded the popular imagination, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spins a yarn about an expedition of two …

3516. Mao II

Don DeLillo

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K"One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about …

3517. Make Way for Ducklings

Robert McCloskey

It's not easy for duck parents to find a safe place to bring up their ducklings, but during a rest stop in Boston's Public Garden, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard think they just might have found the perfect spot--no foxes or turtles in sight, plenty of peanuts from pleasant passers-by, …

3518. Undead and Unpopular

MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unpopular is a 2006 Quill Award nominee paranormal/romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson. It is the fifth adventure of Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" Taylor in the Undead series after her transformation into a vampire.

3519. Children of the Alley: A Novel In Arabic

Naguib Mahfouz

Children of Gabalawi, is a novel by the Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. It is also known by its Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretna, formal Arabic transliteration, Awlaadu Haaratena and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of …

3520. The Emigrants

W. G. Sebald

The Emigrants is a 1992 collection of narratives by the German writer W. G. Sebald. It won the Berlin Literature Prize, the Literatur Nord Prize, and the Johannes Bobrowski Medal. The English translation by Michael Hulse was first published in 1996.

3522. West with the Night

Beryl Markham

West With the Night is a 1942 memoir by Beryl Markham, chronicling her experiences growing up in Kenya, in the early 1900s, leading to a career as a bush pilot there. It is considered a classic of outdoor literature, and in 2004, National Geographic Adventure ranked it number 8 …

3524. The Twelfth Card

Jeffery Deaver

The Twelfth Card is the sixth Lincoln Rhyme mystery novel by Jeffery Deaver. It was published in 2005.

3526. The Paris Wife

Paula McLain

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both …

3528. Fire and Hemlock

Diana Wynne Jones

Fire and Hemlock is a modern fantasy by British author Diana Wynne Jones based largely on the Scottish ballads "Tam Lin" and "Thomas the Rhymer." It was first published in 1984 in the United States by Greenwillow Books then in 1985 in Great Britain by Methuen Children's Books It …

3529. Corduroy

Don Freeman

Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down …

3530. Alvin Journeyman

Orson Scott Card

Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he …

3532. The Moon Is Down

John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered …

3534. A Fraction of the Whole

Steve Toltz

A Fraction of the Whole is a 2008 novel by Steve Toltz. It follows three generations of the eccentric Dean family in Australia and the people who surround them.

3535. Cover Her Face

P. D. James

The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as “the greatest living mystery writer.”Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body …

3536. Audition

Ryū Murakami

Audition is a Japanese novel by Ryu Murakami published in 1997 and published in English in 2009. It was the basis for the film by Takashi Miike released in 1999 and an upcoming English-language film adaptation.

3537. Tropic of Capricorn

Henry Miller

Tropic of Capricorn is a semi-autobiographical novel by Henry Miller, first published in Paris in 1939. The novel was banned in the United States until a 1961 Justice Department ruling declared that its contents were not obscene. It was also banned in Turkey. It is a prequel to …

3538. The Road to Wigan Pier

George Orwell

The Road to Wigan Pier is a book by the British writer George Orwell, first published in 1937. The first half of this work documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions among the working class in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the industrial north of …

3539. Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General …

Charles Bukowski

With Bukowski, the votes are still coming in. There seems to be no middle ground—people seem either to love him or hate him. Tales of his own life and doings are as wild and weird as the very stories he writes. In a sense, Bukowski was a legend in his time . . . a madman, a …

3541. Ship Breaker

Paolo Bacigalupi

This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change.In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but …

3543. "H" Is for Homicide

Sue Grafton

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's PI Kinsey Millhone tackles insurance fraud in her latest outing―and finds that she'll have to commit some deceit of her own to catch a cold-blooded killer…H IS FOR HUSTLER…When PI Kinsey Millhone's good friend and colleague …

3544. Dhalgren

Samuel R. Delany

Dhalgren is a science fiction novel by Samuel R. Delany. The story begins with a cryptic passage: to wound the autumnal city. So howled out for the world to give him a name. The in-dark answered with wind. What follows is an extended trip to and through Bellona, a fictional city …

3545. East

Edith Pattou

East is a 2003 novel by the author Edith Pattou. It is an adaptation of an old Norwegian folk tale entitled "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" and is an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. The novel is written in a style similar to that of Brian Jacques, including the …

3546. Larry's Party

Carol Shields

Larry's Party is a 1997 novel by Carol Shields. The novel examines the life of Larry Weller, an "ordinary man made extraordinary" by his unique talent for creating labyrinths. Shields' profound insights into human nature transform Larry from an ordinary, average man into a …

3547. The Honourable Schoolboy

John le Carré

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- John le Carre's last tremendous success-ended with the devastating unmasking of a double agent at the heart of the British Secret Service (known as the Circus to le Carre's millions of readers round the world). Now, in The Honourable Schoolboy, …

3548. Tangerine

Edward Bloor

Tangerine is a young adult novel by Edward Bloor, published in 1997 by Harcourt.

3549. Witch child

Celia Rees

During the witch hunts of the mid-1600s, many young Englishwomen died on the gallows, innocent victims of false or hysterical accusations of witchcraft. But what of those women who actually claimed the name "witch" as their own? In the pages of her secret journal, Mary Nuttall …

3550. Grave secrets

Kathy Reichs

Grave Secrets is the fifth novel by Kathy Reichs starring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.

3551. The Adolescent

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na•ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose …

3552. Cat Among the Pigeons

Agatha Christie

Cat Among the Pigeons is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 2 November 1959, and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in March 1960 with a copyright date of 1959. The UK edition retailed at twelve shillings …

3553. Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant is the debut novel of Irish playwright Derek Landy, published in 2007. It is the first of the Skulduggery Pleasant novels. The novel crosses the horror, comedy, mystery, and fantasy genres. The story follows the character Skulduggery Pleasant, an undead …

3554. The Confession

John Grisham

The Confession is a 2010 legal thriller novel by John Grisham, his second novel to be published in 2010. The novel is about the murder of a high school cheerleader and how an innocent man is arrested for it. This was Grisham's first novel to be released simultaneously in digital …

3555. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is a biographical action horror novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, released on March 2, 2010, through New York–based publishing company Grand Central Publishing.

3556. Love You Forever

Robert Munsch

Love You Forever is a Canadian picture book written by Robert Munsch and published in 1986. It tells the story of the evolving relationship between a boy and his mother. The book was written after Munsch and his wife had two stillborn babies. They have since become adoptive …

3557. I Am the Cheese

Robert Cormier

Before there was Lois Lowry’s The Giver or M. T. Anderson’s Feed, there was Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese, a subversive classic that broke new ground for YA literature. A boy’s search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But the past must not be …

3558. Fury

Salman Rushdie

Fury, published in 2001, is the seventh novel by postcolonial author Salman Rushdie. Rushdie deploys a Roman conceit as an extended metaphor throughout the novel as he depicts contemporary New York City as the epicenter of globalization and all of its tragic flaws.

3559. The Princess and the Goblin

George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co. The sequel to this book is The Princess and Curdie. Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the …

3560. The Quincunx

Charles Palliser

The Quincunx is the epic first novel of Charles Palliser. It takes the form of a Dickensian mystery set in early 19th century England, but Palliser has added the modern attributes of an ambiguous ending and unreliable narrators. Many of the puzzles that are apparently solved in …

3561. The Last Light of the Sun

Guy Gavriel Kay

The Last Light of the Sun is a 2004 fantasy novel by Guy Gavriel Kay. Like many of his books, it is set in a world that draws heavily upon real times, events, places and people. In this particular book, the period is the Viking invasions of Saxon England. The story concerns a …

3562. The Amber Room

Steve Berry

The Amber Room is American author Steve Berry's debut novel. The book is set around the mystery behind the Amber Room's disappearance at the end of World War II. It was published in 2003, and has since been followed up by The Romanov Prophecy, in 2004.

3563. Brightness Reef

David Brin

Brightness Reef is a 1995 science fiction novel by David Brin and the fourth book of six set in his Uplift Universe. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1996.

3564. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Dorothy L. Sayers

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club is a 1928 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her fourth featuring Lord Peter Wimsey.

3565. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Jon McGregor

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things is British writer Jon McGregor's first novel, which was first published by Bloomsbury in 2002. It portrays a day in the life of a suburban British street, with the plot alternately following the lives of the street's various inhabitants. All …

3566. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

Robert Rankin

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse is a novel by the British author Robert Rankin. It is Rankin's 24th novel and his first for new publishers Gollancz. It is set in Toy City, a place where toys are alive and the characters from nursery rhymes are local celebrities. …

3567. Unnatural Death

Dorothy L. Sayers

Unnatural Death is a 1927 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her third featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. It has also been published in the United States as The Dawson Pedigree.

3568. Deal Breaker

Harlan Coben

The debut of Myron Bolitar, a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent and one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction, Deal Breaker is a page-turning classic from Edgar Award–winner and master storyteller Harlan Coben.“One of the most engaging heroes in …

3569. Elizabeth Costello

J. M. Coetzee

Elizabeth Costello is a 2003 novel by South African-born Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee. In this novel, Elizabeth Costello, a celebrated aging Australian writer, travels around the world and gives lectures on topics including the lives of animals and literary censorship. In her …

3570. A Civil Action

Jonathan Harr

In America, when somebody does you wrong, you take 'em to court. W. R. Grace and Beatrice Foods had been dumping a cancer-causing industrial solvent into the water table of Woburn, Massachusetts, for years; in 1981, the families of eight leukemia victims sued. However, A Civil …

3571. The Brutal Telling

Louise Penny

Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his …

3572. Man's Fate

André Malraux

Man's Fate, is a 1933 novel written by André Malraux. It was translated into English twice, both translations appearing in 1934, one by Haakon Chevalier under the title Man's Fate, published by Harrison Smith & Robert Haas in New York and republished by Random House as part …

3573. The Alexandria Link

Steve Berry

Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. Justice Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: “You have something I want. You’re the only person on …

3575. And the Band Played On

Randy Shilts

By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the 20th century. America faced a troubling question: What …

3576. That Was Then, This Is Now

Susan E. Hinton

That Was Then, This Is Now is a coming-of-age young adult novel by S. E. Hinton. It follows the relationship between two friends, Mark and Bryon, who are like brothers but find their relationship rapidly changing. It was later made into a film starring Emilio Estevez.

3577. Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary is the sixth book of the popular Ramona series. Ramona Quimby is in the third grade, now at a new school, and making some new friends. With Beezus in Jr. High and Mr. Quimby going back to college, Ramona feels the pressure with everyone …

3578. The Far Side of the World

Patrick O'Brian

The Far Side of the World is the tenth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1984. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. In Gibraltar, Captain Aubrey receives another mission, to sail HMS Surprise to …

3579. Inca Gold

Clive Cussler

Inca Gold is a novel written by Clive Cussler. First published in 1994, it is the twelfth book in Cussler's Dirk Pitt series.

3580. Burned

P. C. Cast

Burned is the seventh volume of the House of Night fantasy series written by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Zoey's soul has shattered and while her friends search through Kramisha's prophetic poems to bring her back Stevie Rae has to step in her shoes and hold the House of Night …

3581. Imprimatur

Rita Monaldi en Francesco P. Sorti

Imprimatur is the title of an Italian historical novel, written by Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti. It was originally published in Italy in 2002; since when it has been translated into twenty languages, and sold a million copies worldwide. It is the first in a series of books …

3582. The Songs of Distant Earth

Arthur C. Clarke

The Songs of Distant Earth is a 1986 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke based upon his 1958 short story of the same title. He stated that it was his favourite of all his novels. Clarke also wrote a short movie synopsis with the same title, published in Omni magazine and …

3583. Salamandastron

Brian Jacques

Salamandastron is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 1992. It is the fifth book in the Redwall series.

3584. Darkness Visible

William Styron

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness is U.S. writer William Styron's memoir about his descent into depression, and the triumph of recovery. First published in December 1989 in Vanity Fair, the book grew out of a lecture that Styron originally delivered at a symposium on …

3585. And Eternity

Piers Anthony

And Eternity is a fantasy novel by Piers Anthony. It is the seventh of eight books in the Incarnations of Immortality series.

3586. The Master

Colm Toibin

“Colm Tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of Henry James’s inner life” (The New York Times) captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love.Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master …

3587. The Prehistory of The Far Side

Gary Larson

The Prehistory of The Far Side: A 10th Anniversary Exhibit is a book chronicling the origin and evolution of The Far Side, giving inside information about the cartooning process and featuring a gallery of Larson's favorite Far Side cartoons from the 1980s.

3588. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the original classic by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he …

3589. It's Kind of a Funny Story

Ned Vizzini

Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right …

3590. Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular …

Steven Johnson

Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter is a non-fiction book written by Steven Johnson. Published in 2005, it is based upon Johnson's theory that popular culture – in particular television programs and video games – has grown …

3591. The Gum Thief

Douglas Coupland

The first and only story of love and looming apocalypse set in the aisles of an office supply superstore. In Douglas Coupland's ingenious new novel--sort of a Clerks meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf--we meet Roger, a divorced, middle-aged "aisles associate" at Staples, …

3592. The Beauty Myth

Naomi Wolf

The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer …

3593. Berlin: The Downfall 1945

Antony Beevor

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 is a narrative history by Antony Beevor of the Battle of Berlin during World War II. It was published by Viking Press in 2002, then later by Penguin Books in 2003. The book achieved both critical and commercial success. It has been a number-one best …

3594. Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other …

Garth Nix

Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Garth Nix, which return to the setting of his popular Old Kingdom series. A hardback edition was released in the UK on November 6, 2006. There are two special editions of this book in …

3595. Buddha's Little Finger

Victor Pelevin

"Chapayev and Void", known in the US as "Buddha's Little Finger" and in the UK as "Clay Machine Gun", is a novel by Victor Pelevin first published in 1996.

3596. Reading Like a Writer

Francine Prose

Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose.In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the …

3598. Chasing the Dime

Michael Connelly

Chasing the Dime is a novel by American crime-writer Michael Connelly.

3599. The Memory of Earth

Orson Scott Card

The Memory of Earth is the first book of the Homecoming Saga by Orson Scott Card. The award-winning Homecoming saga is a loose sci-fi fictionalization of the first few hundred years recorded in the Book of Mormon.

3600. Rocket Boys

Homer Hickam

Rocket Boys is the first memoir in a series of three, by Homer Hickam, Jr. It is a story of growing up in a mining town, and a boy's pursuit of amateur rocketry in a coal mining town. It won the W.D. Weatherford Award in 1998, the year of its release. Today, it is one of the …



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