The most popular books in English
from 34801 to 35000

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.

34801. The Old Man in the Corner

Baroness Emma Orczy

A nameless old man sits in the corner of a cozy London tea shop, and without leaving his seat, solves baffling crimes reported to him by an admiring lady journalist. Using only methods of pure deduction, the eccentric, self-assured sleuth unravels the mysteries behind a wide …

34802. The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion

John Zaller

The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion is a 1992 non-fiction book by political scientist John Zaller that examines the processes by which individuals form and express political opinions and the implications this has for public opinion research. The book has been called "the …

34803. No turning back

Beverley Naidoo

No turning back is a book written by Beverley Naidoo.

34808. The Illusionist

Anita Mason

The Illusionist is a novel written by Anita Mason.

34810. The Uplift War

David Brin

The Uplift War is a 1987 science fiction novel by David Brin and the third book of six set in his Uplift Universe. It was nominated as the best novel for the 1987 Nebula Award and won the 1988 Hugo and Locus Awards. The previous two books are Sundiver and Startide Rising.

34811. The Spanish Gardener

A. J. Cronin

The Spanish Gardener is a 1950 novel by A. J. Cronin which tells the story of an American consul, Harrington Brande, who is posted to San Jorge on the Costa Brava, Spain with his young son Nicholas. The novel relates how Nicholas’s innocent love for his father is destroyed by …

34812. Diving Adventure

Willard Price

Diving Adventure is a 1970 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. It depicts their exploits in a futuristic underwater city.

34815. Mrs. Spring Fragrance

Sui Sin Far

Mrs. Spring Fragrance was a popular short story collection by Sui Sin Far, pen name of Chinese-British-Canadian-American writer Edith Maude Eaton. The work is notable for being "the earliest book of fiction published in the United States by an author of mixed Chinese and white …

34817. Fireball

John Christopher

Fireball is the first book in the Fireball Trilogy by John Christopher, published in 1981, exploring the adventures of two cousins when they are suddenly transported into an alternative history Earth through a mysterious fireball.

34818. Lord Dismiss Us

Michael Campbell

Lord Dismiss Us is a 1967 novel by Michael Campbell.

34819. Finn and Hengest

J. R. R. Tolkien

Finn and Hengest is a study by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Alan Bliss and published posthumously in book form in 1982. Finn and Hengest are two Anglo-Saxon heroes appearing in the Old English epic poem Beowulf and in the fragment of "The Fight at Finnsburg". Hengest has …

34820. Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby; or, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a novel by Charles Dickens. Originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839, it was Dickens' third novel. The novel centers on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his …

34822. The Oysters of Locmariaquer

Eleanor Clark

The Oysters of Locmariaquer is the book by Eleanor Clark.

34823. Jungle Lovers

Paul Theroux

Set in post-colonial Malawi, Jungle Lovers is the fifth novel by American author Paul Theroux, first published in June 1971 by Houghton Mifflin and The Bodley Head. The author himself worked in Malawi from 1963 to 1965 with the Peace Corps and the book itself was banned for many …

34826. The Problem of the Wire Cage

John Dickson Carr

The Problem of the Wire Cage, first published in 1939, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.

34827. It's Been a Good Life

Isaac Asimov

It's Been a Good Life is a book edited by Janet Asimov. The book, published by Prometheus Books, is a collection of Isaac Asimov's diaries, personal letters, and a condensation of his three earlier autobiographies: In Memory Yet Green, In Joy Still Felt, I. Asimov: A Memoir, …

34829. The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read

Susan Hill

The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read is a short story collection by British writer Susan Hill published in 2003 by Chatto & Windus and the following year in paperback by Vintage Books. It "received long and favourable reviews in The Guardian, The Spectator, The Sunday …

34830. The Curse of Naar

Joe Dever

The Curse of Naar is the twentieth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the final book in the "Grand Master" series, and the last one released in North America.

34831. Harpsong

Rilla Askew

Harpsong is a novel by Rilla Askew published in 2007. It is volume one in Oklahoma Stories and Storytellers, from University of Oklahoma Press. Harpsong received the Oklahoma Book Award, the Western Heritage Award, the WILLA Literary Award from Women Writing the West, and the …

34832. Tucket's Gold

Gary Paulsen

Tucket's Gold is a 1999 novel by Gary Paulsen. It features the main character Francis Tucket and his adopted children struggling to stay out of reach of the Comancheros.

34835. The Dark Behind the Curtain

Gillian Cross

The Dark Behind the Curtain is a book written by Gillian Cross.

34836. The Gladiators from Capua

Caroline Lawrence

The Gladiators from Capua is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published on June 3, 2004. The eighth book of the Roman Mysteries series, it is set primarily in the city of Rome in March AD 80, during the Inaugural Games at the newly built Flavian Amphitheatre, …

34837. Black Holes and Warped Spacetime

William J. Kaufmann

Black Holes and Warped Spacetime is a book written by William J. Kaufmann.

34838. The Ambushers

Donald Hamilton

The Ambushers is a novel by Donald Hamilton first published in 1963, continuing the exploits of assassin Matt Helm.

34839. Conrad's Time Machine

Leo Frankowski

Conrad's Time Machine is a book published in 2002 that was written by Leo Frankowski.

34840. The Erection Set

Mickey Spillane

The Erection Set is a book written by Mickey Spillane.

34841. Human Dark with Sugar

Brenda Shaughnessy

"Human Dark With Sugar" is a book written by Brenda Shaughnessy.

34842. Gonna Roll the Bones

Fritz Leiber

‹The template Infobox short story is being considered for deletion.› "Gonna Roll the Bones" is a short story by Fritz Leiber, in which Joe Slattermill plays craps with Death. First published in Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions, it won both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award for …

34844. Speed

William S. Burroughs, Jr.

Speed, first published in 1970, was the first of three published works by William S. Burroughs, Jr., the son of the Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. Speed is an autobiographical novel about the ins and outs of the life of a methamphetamine addict. It starts out with …

34848. Conan

Robert E. Howard

Conan is a 1967 collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various pulp …

34850. The White Feather

P. G. Wodehouse

The White Feather is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 9 October 1907 by Adam & Charles Black, London. It is set at Wrykyn school, scene of Wodehouse's earlier book The Gold Bat, and the later Mike. Like many early Wodehouse novels, the story first appeared as a …

34851. The Battle of Pollocks Crossing

J. L. Carr

The Battle of Pollocks Crossing is the sixth novel by J.L. Carr, published in 1985. The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1985 and followed a nomination in 1980 for A Month in the Country, his preceding novel. The novel describes a year spent by a young English …

34853. The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Work of Edgar …

Julian Symons

The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe is a book written by Julian Symons.

34854. Battlefield

Peter Svenson

Battlefield is a book written by Peter Svenson.

34855. Warring States

Mags L Halliday

Warring States is an original novel by Mags L Halliday set in the Faction Paradox universe. It has been described as 'another resounding success for the Faction Paradox line'

34856. Book of Matches

Simon Armitage

Book Of Matches is a poetry book written by Simon Armitage, first published in 1993 by Faber and Faber. Several poems featured in the book are studied as part of the GCSE English Literature examination in the UK. The book is written in three sections, the first containing 30 …

34858. Chelsea Horror Hotel

Dee Dee Ramone

Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel is a 2001 novel by Dee Dee Ramone, a member of the punk band The Ramones. The book follows Dee Dee as he dictates daily events at the Hotel Chelsea in New York City with his wife Barbra and dog Banfield. Dee Dee is convinced that the room he stays …

34860. The Thomas Ligotti Reader: Essays and Explorations

Darrell Schweitzer

The Thomas Ligotti Reader: Essays and Explorations is a collection of essays on horror writer Thomas Ligotti and his works, edited by Darrell Schweitzer. It was first published in trade paperback in April 2003 by Wildside Press, with a hardcover edition from the same publisher …

34861. The Night Watcher

John Lutz

Night Watcher is a book written by John Lutz.

34865. Eureka: A Prose Poem

Edgar Allan Poe

Eureka is a lengthy non-fiction work by American author Edgar Allan Poe which he subtitled "A Prose Poem", though it has also been subtitled as "An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe". Adapted from a lecture he had presented, Eureka describes Poe's intuitive conception …

34866. The Phish Companion

Mockingbird Foundation

The Phish Companion is an encyclopedia about the band Phish. The first edition was published in 2000, with a second edition released around the time of Phish's breakup in 2004. The Companion was produced by fans of the band, on a volunteer-basis and for charity, under the …

34867. The Night Swimmers

Betsy Byars

The Night Swimmers is a book written by Betsy Byars.

34868. Holiday

Stanley Middleton

Holiday is a Booker Prize-winning novel by English writer Stanley Middleton.

34869. The Moon Jumpers

Janice May Udry

The Moon Jumpers is a book written by Janice May Udry and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

34870. The Village of Round and Square Houses

Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses is a book by Ann Grifalconi.

34871. Li Lun, Lad of Courage

Carolyn Treffinger

Li Lun, Lad of Courage is a children's novel by Carolyn Treffinger. Set in China, it tells the story of a boy who tries to survive and grow rice on a barren mountain after being banished from his village. The novel, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, was first published in 1947 and was …

34872. Rewriting the soul

Ian Hacking

Rewriting the Soul is a 1995 book by the Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking, who offers an account of the formative influences that shape people’s understandings of their lives and their understanding of the lives of those around them. Hacking's work is both a theoretical account …

34873. The Swords of Zinjaban

L. Sprague de Camp

The Swords of Zinjaban is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, the eleventh book of the former's Viagens Interplanetarias series and the eighth of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. Chronologically it is …

34875. The Missing Peace

Dennis Ross

The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace is a 2004 non-fiction book by Dennis Ross on the history of and his participation in the Israeli–Palestinian peace process and the Arab-Israeli peace process. Ross, an American diplomat, was the Director of …

34876. African calliope

Hoagland

African calliope is a book written by Edward Hoagland.

34882. Bicycle days

John Burnham Schwartz

Bicycle Days is the debut novel by American author John Burnham Schwartz published in 1989 on his 24th birthday. It began as an undergraduate thesis for Harvard's East Asian Studies department and became a critically acclaimed bestseller. It was inspired by his time living in …

34883. The Twins

Gary Wassner

The Twins is a book published in 2000 that was written by Gary Wassner.

34886. The Country Blues

Samuel Charters

The Country Blues is a seminal book by Samuel Charters, published in 1959 and generally acknowledged as the first scholarly book-length study of country blues music. An album of the same name was issued on Folkways Records as an accompaniment to provide examples of the artists …

34889. Night of Error

Desmond Bagley

Night of Error is a First-person narrative novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1984. The manuscript was completed in 1962; however, Bagley desired to make revisions and never pursued publication. After his death in 1983, the work was …

34890. Selected Papers on Computer Science

Donald Knuth

Selected Papers on Computer Science is a book written by Donald Knuth.

34893. The Yellow Silk

Don Bassingthwaite

The Yellow Silk is a fantasy novel written by Don Bassingthwaite in 2004. It is the last book in The Rogues, a series of stand-alone novels set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe.

34894. Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

Christian Rosencreutz

The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz was edited in 1616 in Strasbourg, and its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae. The Chymical Wedding is often described as the third of the original manifestos of the mysterious "Fraternity of the Rose …

34895. Godzilla Returns

Marc Cerasini

Godzilla Returns is a book published in 1996 that was written by Marc Cerasini.

34896. Godzilla 2000

Marc Cerasini

Godzilla 2000 is a book published in 1997 that was written by Marc Cerasini.

34899. The Infiltrators

Donald Hamilton

The Infiltrators was the twenty-first novel in the spy series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton. It was first published in 1984.

34900. The Magician

Sol Stein

The Magician is a young adult novel by Sol Stein.

34901. Earthgrip

Harry Turtledove

Earthgrip is a collection of linked science fiction stories by Harry Turtledove, first published in hardcover by The Easton Press in 1991, and paperback by Ballantine Books in December of the same year. The cover of the paperback edition bears the subtitled "Tales from the …

34902. Close your eyes

Robin Jones Gunn

Close your eyes is a book published in 1996 that was written by Robin Jones Gunn.

34905. Strangers

Gardner Dozois

Strangers is a science fiction novel by American author Gardner Dozois, published in 1978. The novel was expanded from its original form as a novella, which first appeared in New Dimensions IV in 1974. The novella was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus Poll Award, and has …

34907. Presidential character

James D Barber

Presidential character is a book written by James David Barber.

34912. Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe /ˌrɒbɪnsən ˈkruːsoʊ/ is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. …

34913. Catch Me: Kill Me

William H. Hallahan

Catch Me: Kill Me is a book by William H. Hallahan.

34916. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo

Katherine Paterson

Come Sing, Jimmy Jo is a 1985 children's novel written by U.S. novelist Katherine Paterson. The book focuses on a West Virginia boy named James Johnson, whose parents are bluegrass music performers. When it is discovered that James has previously unrecognized musical talent, his …

34917. Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America

Jay Parini

In this lively exploration of America’s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche. Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters—including Walden, …

34919. Eleanor: the years alone

Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor: the years alone is a book written by Joseph P. Lash.

34920. Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged is a 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Atlas Shrugged includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains Rand's …

34921. Mutant

Henry Kuttner

Mutant is a 1953 collection of science fiction short stories by Lewis Padgett. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1953 in an edition of 4,000 copies. The stories all originally appeared in the magazine Astounding.

34922. Light House: A Trifle

William Monahan

Light House: A Trifle, a 2000 satirical novel by American screenwriter William Monahan. Originally serialized in the Amherst literary magazine Old Crow Review from 1993 to 1995, Monahan sold Light House to Riverhead Books, a Penguin Group imprint, in 1998. Warner Bros. optioned …

34923. Love Not Human

Gordon R. Dickson

Love Not Human is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Ace Books in 1981. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Galaxy Science Fiction, Startling Stories, Fantastic, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Universe, …

34926. Zebra

Clark Howard

Zebra is a book written by Clark Howard.

34927. Blackout

Keith DeCandido

Blackout is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

34928. Mind-Force Warrior

Peter David

Mind-Force Warrior is a book published in 1990 that was written by Peter David.

34931. Motivation and Personality

Abraham Maslow

Motivation and Personality is a book on psychology by Dr. Abraham Maslow, first published in 1954. Maslow's work deals with the subject of the nature of human fulfillment and the significance of personal relationships, implementing a conceptualization of self-actualization. …

34935. Darkworld Detective

Michael Reaves

Darkworld Detective is a collection of science fantasy stories written by J. Michael Reaves, published as a paperback original by Bantam Books in 1982. The linked stories feature protagonist, a detective on the planet Ja-Lur. An authorized sequel, The Black Hole of Carcosa, was …

34936. Looking for X

Deborah Ellis

Looking for X is a children's novel written for ages 9-12 by Deborah Ellis. This novel is about an eleven-year-old girl named Khyber that lives in a poorer area, Regent Park, in Toronto, Ontario. She lives there with her mother and her twin brothers who are both autistic. One …

34939. Here Comes Civilization

William Tenn

Here Comes Civilization is a collection of 27 science fiction stories written by William Tenn, the second of two volumes presenting Tenn's complete body of science fiction writings. It features an introduction by Robert Silverberg and an afterword by George Zebrowski. Tenn …

34940. Galactic Odyssey

Keith Laumer

Galactic Odyssey is a science fiction novel by author Keith Laumer. It was first serialized in IF magazine and first published in novel form in 1967. It was also known under the title Spaceman.

34943. When No One Was Looking

Rosemary Wells

When No One Was Looking is a book by Rosemary Wells.

34944. The Kidnappers

Willo Davis Roberts

The Kidnappers is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

34946. The Golden Gryphon Feather

Richard Purtill

The Golden Gryphon Feather is a book published in 1979 that was written by Richard Purtill.

34948. Black Alice

Thomas M. Disch

Black Alice is a novel by Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek, published in 1968.

34951. Things Will Never Be the Same

Tomie dePaola

Things Will Never Be the Same is a book published in 2003 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

34952. Sleep It Off Lady

Jean Rhys

Sleep It Off Lady, originally published in late 1976 by André Deutsch of Great Britain, was famed Dominican author Jean Rhys' final collection of short stories. The sixteen stories in this collection stretch over an approximate 75-year period, starting from the end of the …

34953. Richard Temple

Patrick O'Brian

Richard Temple is a novel by Patrick O'Brian set in a German POW camp during WWII.

34955. Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths

Connie Schultz

From the 2005 Pulitzer Prize—winning columnist Connie Schultz comes fresh, clever, insightful commentary on life today: love, politics, social issues, family, and much, much more. In the tradition of Anna Quindlen, Molly Ivins, and Erma Bombeck, but with a distinctive voice and …

34956. A Hacker Manifesto

McKenzie Wark

'A Hacker Manifesto' is a critical manifesto written by McKenzie Wark, where he criticizes the commodification of information in the age of digital culture and globalization. It was published during 2004 and in the United States.

34958. Pyres

Derek Nikitas

In PYRES, 15 year old Lucia Moberg lifts a CD out of a store in a shopping mall—and when she and her dad get into their car, there is a tap at the window. The next second her father's brains are on the dashboard. So begins the story of the ruin of her mother, whose home life is …

34959. Honour & Other people's children

Helen Garner

Honour & Other People's Children is a collection of two short stories - also described as novellas - by Australian writer Helen Garner. It was first published by McPhee Gribble in 1980. Garner's second published book, it was written while she lived in Paris, France. …

34961. The Valley of Thunder

Charles de Lint

The Valley of Thunder is a book published in 1989 that was written by Charles de Lint.

34962. The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Sam Sheppard …

James Neff

The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Sam Sheppard Murder Case is a book by James Neff.

34966. Hot Head

Simon Ings

Hot Head is a 1992 science fiction novel by English author Simon Ings. Part cyberpunk, part neo-noir, Ings attracted rave reviews from sci-fi enthusiasts for what was his debut novel.

34967. The Lake of Fire

Robin Wayne Bailey

The Lake of Fire is a book published in 1989 that was written by Robin Wayne Bailey.

34970. The Sale of the Late King’s Goods

Jerry Brotton

The Sale of the Late King’s Goods is a book written by Jerry Brotton.

34973. Fade the Heat

Jay Brandon

Fade the Heat is a book written by Jay Brandon.

34977. The Solar System and Back

Isaac Asimov

The Solar System and Back is a collection of science essays by Isaac Asimov. It is the seventh in a series of books reprinting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

34981. The Lion of Comarre and Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

The Lion of Comarre & Against the Fall of Night are early stories by Arthur C. Clarke collected together for publication in 1968 by Harcourt Brace and by Gollancz in London in 1970, it has been reprinted several times. Both concern Earth in the far future, with a utopian but …

34982. Yksin

Juhani Aho

34984. Slinky Malinki Open The Door

Lynley Dodd

Slinky Malinki, Open The Door, first published in 1994, is one of the well-known series of books by New Zealand author Lynley Dodd featuring the mischievous cat, Slinky Malinki. Written for pre-school children, with rhythmic, rhyming text it has become a best-selling bedtime …

34988. Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me

Julie Johnston

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is a young adult fiction book written in 1994 by Julie Johnston. The book was awarded the Governor General's Award for Text in Children's Literature in 1994, the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award in 1995, and the Canadian Library …

34991. Time Bomb

Nigel Hinton

Time Bomb is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 2005. It is set in 1949 and tells the story of four boys who found an un exploded bomb where they played.

34993. The Death Shift

Peter Elkind

The Death Shift is a book written by Peter Elkind.

34995. The Diviners

Libba Bray

The Diviners is a 2012 young adult novel by Libba Bray. The book was published on September 18, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is set in New York City during the 1920s. The plot follows seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill as she helps her uncle Will - curator of …

35000. The Racketeer

John Grisham

The Racketeer was one of Amazon's mystery/thriller Best Books of the Month picks for October. A Q&A with the author: Describe The Racketeer in one sentence. A federal judge is murdered, and our hero in prison knows who did it, and why. What's on your nightstand/bedside …



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