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.

3601. 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 …

3602. 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 …

3603. The Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries is a series of epistolary young adult novels written by Meg Cabot, and is also the title of the first volume, published in 2000. Meg Cabot quotes the series' inspiration on her website stating: "I was inspired to write The Princess Diaries when my mom, after …

3604. De brief voor de Koning

Tonke Dragt

The Letter for the King is a book by the Dutch writer Tonke Dragt, first published in 1962. The book has been published in Catalan, Danish, English, German, Greek, Estonian, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Czech. A sequel, Geheimen van het Wilde Woud, was …

3605. The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring …

Jon Stone

The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover is a children's picture book based on the television series Sesame Street and starring Grover. It was written by series writer and producer Jon Stone and illustrated by Michael Smollin, and originally …

3606. In Search of Lost Time Volume 4: Sodom And Gomorrah

Marcel Proust

In Search of Lost Time —also translated as Remembrance of Things Past—is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine" which …

3608. Sole Survivor

Dean Koontz

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.A catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash leaves three hundred and thirty dead -- no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of Joe Carpenter, a Los Angeles Post crime reporter.A year after …

3609. Coma

Robin Cook

Coma is Robin Cook's first major published novel, published by Signet Book in 1977. Coma was preceded in 1973 by Cook's lesser known novel, The Year of the Intern.

3610. A House for Mr Biswas

V.S. Naipaul

A House for Mr Biswas is a 1961 novel by V. S. Naipaul, significant as Naipaul's first work to achieve acclaim worldwide. It is the story of Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian who continually strives for success and mostly fails, who marries into the Tulsi family only to find …

3611. Dreams of My Russian Summers

Andreï Makine

Each summer, Andrei Makine's narrator and his sister leave the Soviet Union for the mythical land of France-Atlantis. That this country is a beautiful confabulation, a consolation existing only in his maternal grandmother's mind, makes it no less real. Though Charlotte Lemonnier …

3612. The Man from Beijing

Henning Mankell

The Man from Beijing is a novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell first published in Swedish on 20 May 2008 under the title Kinesen. The English translation by Laurie Thompson was published in the UK on 10 January 2010, and in the US on 16 February 2010.

3613. Main Street

Sinclair Lewis

Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the …

3615. Dark Lord of Derkholm

Diana Wynne Jones

The Dark Lord of Derkholm, simply Dark Lord of Derkholm in the United States, is a fantasy novel by the British author Diana Wynne Jones, published autumn 1998 in both the U.K. and the U.S. It won the 1999 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature. The novel is a …

3617. The Prophet of Yonwood

Jeanne DuPrau

The Prophet of Yonwood is an apocalyptic science fiction novel by Jeanne DuPrau that was published in 2006. It is the third "Book of Ember" of the series, and a prequel to The City of Ember. It is set about fifty years before the Disaster and the establishment of Ember, and …

3618. So Yesterday

Scott Westerfeld

Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter …

3619. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places

Alberto Manguel

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places is a book written by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi. It takes the form of a catalogue of fantasy lands, islands, cities, and other locations from world literature—"a Baedecker or traveller's guide...a nineteenth-century gazetteer" for …

3620. Lullabies for Little Criminals

Heather O'Neill

Lullabies for Little Criminals is a 2006 novel by Heather O'Neill. The book was chosen for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Canada Reads, where it was championed by musician John K. Samson. Lullabies for Little Criminals won the competition.

3621. First King of Shannara

Terry Brooks

The First King of Shannara is a 1996 epic fantasy novel by Terry Brooks.

3622. "Q" is for Quarry

Sue Grafton

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone has served Sue Grafton well through 16 letters of the alphabet in a perennially popular series that occasionally breaks new ground but more often traverses familiar territory, as is the case here. Two old, ailing cops--one retired, the other …

3623. "I" Is for Innocent

Sue Grafton

"I" Is for Innocent is the ninth novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California.

3624. The Sickness Unto Death

Søren Kierkegaard

The Sickness Unto Death is a book written by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1849 under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus. A work of Christian existentialism, the book is about Kierkegaard's concept of despair, which he equates with the Christian concept of sin, particularly …

3626. The Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector

The Hour of the Star is a novel by Clarice Lispector published in 1977, shortly after the author's death. In 1985, the novel was adapted by Suzana Amaral into a film of the same name, which won the Silver Bear for Best Actress in the 36th Berlin International Film Festival of …

3628. The tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

Mark Twain

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this …

3629. The sisters Grimm, book one

Michael Buckley

The Fairy-Tale Detectives is the first book in The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley.

3630. Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle.

3631. More Than Human

Theodore Sturgeon

In this genre-bending novel—among the first to have launched sci-fi into the arena of literature—one of the great imaginers of the twentieth century tells a story as mind-blowing as any controlled substance and as affecting as a glimpse into a stranger's soul. There's Lone, the …

3632. The Lollipop Shoes

Joanne Harris

Synopsis: 'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?' 'My mother, Vianne Rocher.' Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks …

3633. The Amityville Horror

Jay Anson

The Amityville Horror is a book by Jay Anson, published in September 1977. It is also the basis of a series of films released between 1979 and 2013. The book is claimed to be based on the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its …

3634. Depths

Henning Mankell

Depths is a 2004 novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell. Set in 1914 and 1915, the novel concerns a naval engineer Lars Tobiasson-Svartman, on board the Swedish navy's Coast Defence Ship Svea, undertaking a covert mission to find and chart navigable channels through the …

3635. Diary of a Madman

Nikolai Gogol

Diary of a Madman is a farcical short story by Nikolai Gogol. Along with The Overcoat and The Nose, Diary of a Madman is considered to be one of Gogol's greatest short stories. The tale centers on the life of a minor civil servant during the repressive era of Nicholas I. …

3636. Keep the Aspidistra Flying

George Orwell

London, 1936. Gordon Comstock has declared war on the money god; and Gordon is losing the war. Nearly 30 and "rather moth-eaten already," a poet whose one small book of verse has fallen "flatter than any pancake," Gordon has given up a "good" job and gone to work in a bookshop …

3637. The Dragons of Eden

Carl Sagan

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1977 book by Carl Sagan. In it, Sagan combines the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and computer science to give a perspective of how human intelligence …

3638. Go Tell It on the Mountain

James Baldwin

First published in 1953 when James Baldwin was nearly 30, Go Tell It on the Mountain is a young man's novel, as tightly coiled as a new spring, yet tempered by a maturing man's confidence and empathy. It's not a long book, and its action spans but a single day--yet the author …

3639. Dawn

Elie Wiesel

"The author . . . has built knowledge into artistic fiction." ―The New York Times Book ReviewElisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in …

3640. Hotel du Lac

Anita Brookner

In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a psudonym. When her life begins to …

3641. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss

"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason." Dr. Seuss's small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch …

3642. The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

The Fountains of Paradise is a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning 1979 novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Set in the 22nd century, it describes the construction of a space elevator. This "orbital tower" is a giant structure rising from the ground and linking with a satellite in geostationary …

3643. Any Human Heart

William Boyd

Any Human Heart: The Intimate Journals of Logan Mountstuart is a 2002 novel by William Boyd, a British writer. It is written as a lifelong series of journals kept by Mountstuart, a writer whose life spanned the defining episodes of the 20th century, crossed several continents …

3644. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom Riggs A mysterious island.

 An abandoned orphanage.

 A strange collection of very curious photographs.
 It all waits …

3646. Absolute Friends

John le Carré

Absolute Friends is an espionage novel by John le Carré published in December 2003.

3647. The Man on the Balcony

Maj & Per Wahloo Sjowall

The Man on the Balcony is the third novel in the detective series revolving around Swedish police detective Martin Beck, and was written by Sjöwall and Wahlöö and originally published as Mannen på balkongen in 1967.

3648. Queen's: The King of Attolia

Megan Whalen Turner

"I can steal anything."After Gen's bragging lands him in the king's prison, the chances of escape look slim. Then the king's scholar, the magus, needs the thief's skill for a seemingly impossible task -- to steal a hidden treasure from another land.To the magus, Gen is just a …

3649. Touching Darkness

Scott Westerfeld

Touching Darkness is a young adult novel by Scott Westerfeld. The second book in his Midnighters series, it was released in 2005 through EOS Books, a now-defunct branch of HarperCollins.

3650. Paris to the Moon

Adam Gopnik

Paris to the Moon is a book of essays by The New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik.

3652. The Judge and His Hangman

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

The mystery follows Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and justice seems to have vanished. In The Judge and His Hangman, Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive …

3653. Farnham's freehold

Robert A. Heinlein

Hugh Farnham was a practical, self-made man and when he saw the clouds of nuclear war gathering, he built a bomb shelter under his house. What he hadn't expected was that when the apocalypse came, a thermonuclear blast would tear apart the fabric of time and hurl his shelter …

3654. The Gate to Women's Country

Sheri S. Tepper

The Gate to Women's Country is a post-apocalyptic novel by Sheri S. Tepper written in 1988. It describes a world set three hundred years into the future after a catastrophic war which has fractured the United States into several nations. The setting of the story is Women's …

3655. The Valkyries

Paulo Coelho

The Valkyries is a 1992 novel by Paulo Coelho. The book is autobiographical, but told from the third person. It deals with the exorcism of personal demons and discovering one's strength. It also deals with relationships among people, in this case, Paulo and his wife. Together …

3656. Ninth Key

Meg Cabot

The Ninth Key is the second book in the thrilling, romantic Mediator series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot. Everything is going great for Suze. Her new life in California is a whirlwind of parties and excellent hair days. Tad …

3657. Back Roads

Tawni O'Dell

Back Roads is the 1999 novel by the American writer Tawni O'Dell, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in March 2000.

3658. Double Star

Robert A. Heinlein

Double Star is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, first serialized in Astounding Science Fiction and published in hardcover the same year. It received the 1956 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

3659. Vita Brevis: A Letter to St Augustine

Jostein Gaarder

A playful and inventive work from the bestselling author of SOPHIE'S WORLD. A box of Latin manuscripts comes to light in an Argentine flea market. An apocryphal invention by some 17th or 18th century scolar, or a transcript of what it appears to be - a hitherto unheard of letter …

3660. The Odessa File

Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File is a thriller by Frederick Forsyth, first published in 1972, about the adventures of a young German reporter attempting to discover the location of a former SS concentration-camp commander. The name ODESSA is an acronym for the German phrase "Organisation der …

3661. Tourist Season

Carl Hiaasen

Tourist Season is a 1986 novel by Carl Hiaasen. It was his first solo novel, after co-writing several mystery/thriller novels with William Montalbano.

3662. Kraken

China Miéville

Kraken is a fantasy novel by British author China Miéville. It is published in the UK by Macmillan, and in the US by Del Rey Books. The book bears the subtitle "An Anatomy" on the title page. It was the winner for the 2011 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Miéville has …

3663. Nadja

André Breton

"Nadja, " originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life.The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in teh city of …

3664. Journey to the East

Hermann Hesse

Journey to the East is written from the point of view of a man (coincidentally called 'H. H.') who becomes a member of 'The League', a timeless religious sect whose members include famous fictional and real characters, such as Plato, Mozart, Pythagoras, Paul Klee, Don Quixote, …

3666. Hector and the Search for Happiness

François Lelord

Now a major motion picture starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, and Christopher PlummerThe international bestseller with more than two million copies sold“Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . …

3668. Journey by Moonlight

Antal Szerb

Journey by Moonlight is among the best-known novels in contemporary Hungarian literature. Written by Antal Szerb, it was first published in 1937. According to Nicholas Lezard, it is "one of the greatest works of modern European literature...I can't remember the last time I did …

3669. The Atlas of Middle-earth

Karen Wynn Fonstad

The Atlas of Middle-earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad is an atlas of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional realm of Middle-earth. It was published in 1981, after Tolkien's major works The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The Atlas includes many detailed maps of the …

3670. Eagle Strike

Anthony Horowitz

Eagle Strike is the fourth book in the Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2003 and in the United States on April 12, 2004. It is set mostly in Southern France, Paris, Amsterdam, and London.

3671. The Interpretation of Dreams

Sigmund Freud

Whether we love or hate Sigmund Freud, we all have to admit that he revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. Much of this revolution can be traced to The Interpretation of Dreams, the turn-of-the-century tour de force that outlined his theory of unconscious forces in the …

3672. A Woman's Life

Guy de Maupassant

Une vie ou L'Humble Vérité is the first novel written by Guy de Maupassant. It was serialised in 1883 in the Gil Blas, then published in book form the same year as L'Humble Vérité. It was the basis for the 1958 film One Life, directef by Alexandre Astruc.

3673. Tam Lin

Pamela Dean

Tam Lin is a 1991 contemporary fantasy novel by United States author Pamela Dean, who based it on the traditional Scottish border ballad "Tam Lin".

3674. Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas

Louise Rennison

Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas is a book published in 2002 that was written by Louise Rennison.

3675. The Stars' Tennis Balls

Stephen Fry

The Stars' Tennis Balls is a psychological thriller novel by Stephen Fry, first published in 2000. In the United States, the title was changed to Revenge. The story is a modern adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo, which was in turn based on a contemporary …

3676. The Feminine Mystique

Betty Friedan

First published in 1963, The Feminine Mystique ignited a revolution that profoundly changed our culture, our conciousness, and our lives. Today it newly penetrates to the heart of isuues determining our lives -- and sounds a call to arms against the very real dangers of a newe …

3677. The Face

Dean Koontz

The Face is a novel by Dean Koontz published in 2003 by Bantam Books.

3678. The Stone Raft

José Saramago

The Stone Raft is a novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winning Portuguese writer José Saramago. It was written in 1986, and was translated into English in 1994. The basic premise of the novel is that the Iberian Peninsula has broken off the European continent and is floating …

3679. Ramona the Pest

Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Pest, by Beverly Cleary, is the second book of the Ramona series and the first to focus on Ramona Quimby as the protagonist. This children's book chronicles the adventures of Ramona's first few months at kindergarten. The book's title is derived from the …

3680. O Jerusalem

Laurie R. King

O Jerusalem is the fifth book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. Set during the voyage of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes to the Holy Land, the action of this novel takes place chronologically during the action of The Beekeeper's Apprentice. In Palestine Mary and …

3681. Pastoralia

George Saunders

In both his acclaimed debut, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, and his second collection, Pastoralia, George Saunders imagines a near future where capitalism has run amok. Consumption and the service economy rule the earth. The Haves are grotesque beings, mutilated by their crass …

3683. Only You Can Save Mankind

Terry Pratchett

Only You Can Save Mankind is the first novel in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy of children's books and fifth young adult novel by Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld sequence of books. The following novels in the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy are Johnny and the Dead and Johnny and the …

3684. A Heart So White

Javier Marías

A breathtaking novel about family secrets, winner of the 1997 Dublin IMPAC Prize for the best novel published worldwide in English, and arguably Javier Marías's masterpiece. Javier Marías's A Heart So White chronicles with unnerving insistence the relentless power of the past. …

3685. Hegemony or Survival

Noam Chomsky

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance is a study of the "American Empire" written by the American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was first published in the United States in November …

3686. The Surgeon's Mate

Patrick O'Brian

The Surgeon's Mate is the seventh historical novel in the Aubrey–Maturin series written by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1980. The story is set during the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars. Buoyed by the victory over an American ship, Aubrey, Maturin and Diana Villiers …

3687. The Poe Shadow

Matthew Pearl

The Poe Shadow is a novel by Matthew Pearl, first published by Random House in 2006. It tells the story of one young lawyer's quest to solve the mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death in 1849. It is a work of historical and literary fiction, where some previously unpublished details …

3688. The Viscount Who Loved Me

Julia Quinn

Setting: Regency England Sensuality: 7 Wise, lovely, and kind, Kate Sheffield is determined that her beautiful half-sister, Edwina, marry a reputable man. Unfortunately for Kate, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton--London's most eligible bachelor and a notorious rake to boot--sets his …

3690. And Quiet Flows the Don

Mikhail Sholokhov

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don is an epic novel in four volumes by Russian writer Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov. The first three volumes were written from 1925 to 1932 and published in the Soviet magazine October in 1928–1932, and the fourth volume was …

3693. True Grit

Charles Portis

True Grit is a 1968 novel by Charles Portis that was first published as a 1968 serial in The Saturday Evening Post. The novel is told from the perspective of a woman named Mattie Ross who recounts the time when she was 14 years old and sought retribution for the murder of her …

3694. Red Harvest

Dashiell Hammett

Red Harvest is a novel by Dashiell Hammett. The story is narrated by The Continental Op, a frequent character in Hammett's fiction. Hammett based the story on his own experiences in Butte, Montana as an operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. The labor dispute in the novel …

3695. R.U.R.

Karel Capek

R.U.R. is a 1920 science fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Čapek. R.U.R. stands for Rosumovi Univerzální Roboti. However, the English phrase Rossum’s Universal Robots had been used as the subtitle in the Czech original. It premiered on 25 January 1921 and introduced the …

3696. Bloody Jack

L.A. Meyer

Bloody Jack, fully titled Bloody Jack: Being An Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy is a historical novel by L.A. Meyer. It is centered on an orphaned girl in London in the early 19th century. The story is continued in Curse of the Blue Tattoo, …

3697. Sound of the Mou

Yasunari Kawabata

The Sound of the Mountain is a novel by Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata, serialized between 1949 and 1954. The Sound of the Mountain is unusually long for a Kawabata novel, running to 276 pages in its English translation. Like much of his work, it is written in short, spare …

3699. The Mist

Stephen King

The Mist is a horror novella by the American author Stephen King, in which the small town of Bridgton, Maine is suddenly enveloped in an unnatural mist that conceals otherworldly monsters. It was first published as the first and longest story of the horror anthology Dark Forces …

3700. A Princess of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Although Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) is justifiably famous as the creator of Tarzan of the Apes, that uprooted Englishman was not his only popular hero. Burroughs's first sale (in 1912) was A Princess of Mars, opening the floodgates to one of the must successful--and …

3701. No Humans Involved

Kelley Armstrong

No Humans Involved is the seventh novel in Kelley Armstrong's fantasy series Women of the Otherworld. It is narrated by Jaime Vegas, a necromancer.

3702. The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup …

Neil Strauss

Are you just another AFC ("average frustrated chump") trying to meet an HB ("hot babe")? How would you like to "full-close" with a Penthouse Pet of the Year? The answers, my friend, are in Neil Strauss's entertaining book The Game. Strauss was a self-described chick …

3703. Murder on the Links (Books on Tape)

Agatha Christie

The formidable Hercule Poirot heads to the links when millionaire Monsieur Renauld turns up dead on the golf course with a long line of suspects waiting to play through, including the victim's wife, his embittered son, and his mistress, in a reissue of one of the author's …

3704. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

David Sedaris

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary is a collection of animal-themed humorous short stories by memoirist and humorist David Sedaris. The collection was published in September 2010. Sedaris did not give the animals names, using only such names as 'chipmunk' and 'squirrel.' …

3707. The Moon and Sixpence

W. Somerset Maugham

I confess that when first I made acquaintance with Charles Strickland I never for a moment discerned that there was in him anything out of the ordinary. Yet now few will be found to deny his greatness. I do not speak of that greatness which is achieved by the fortunate …

3709. Gift from the Sea

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the …

3711. Nemesis

Isaac Asimov

Nemesis is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov. One of his later science fiction novels, it was published in 1989, only three years before his death. The novel is loosely related to the future history into which he attempted to integrate his science fiction …

3712. Birds of America

Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore made her debut in 1985 with Self-Help, which proved that she could write about sadness, sex, and the single girl with as much tenderness--and with considerably more wit--than almost any of her contemporaries. She followed this story collection with another, Like …

3713. The Coffin Dancer

Jeffery Deaver

The Coffin Dancer is a 1998 novel by Jeffery Deaver. The book features his regular character Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic detective.

3714. In Patagonia

Bruce Chatwin

The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnightAn exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with …

3715. Curtain

Agatha Christie

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in September 1975 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year, selling for $7.95. The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur …

3716. The Old Curiosity Shop

Charles Dickens

The sound of Little Nell clattering hurriedly over cobblestones immediately sets the stage by bringing to mind the narrow and dangerous streets of Victorian London. No fewer than 20 performers are called upon to conjure up the Dickensian world of wanderers, ne'er-do-wells, con …

3717. The Island

Victoria Hislop

The Island is a historical novel written by Victoria Hislop. It has won several awards including Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 British Book Awards. The book was also nominated for the Book of the Year award at the same event. Set on the island of Spinalonga, off the coast of …

3718. Nerilka's Story

Anne McCaffrey

Nerilka's Story is a science fiction novella by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. Nerilka's Story became the eighth book in the Dragonriders of Pern volume series. Moreta and its sequel Nerilka are companion stories, in that the latter narrates a second perspective on …

3719. One, No One and One Hundred Thousand

S. Campailla

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand is a 1926 novel by the Italian writer Luigi Pirandello. The novel had a rather long and difficult period of gestation. Pirandello began writing it in 1909. In an autobiographical letter, published in 1924, the author refers to this work as …

3720. Leo Africanus

Amin Maalouf

"I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised at the hand of a barber and baptized at the hand of a pope, I am now called the African, but I am not from Africa, nor from Europe, nor from Arabia. I am also called the Granadan, the Fassi, the …

3721. Shadow of a Dark Queen

Raymond E. Feist

“An epic reading experience.”<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />—San Diego Union-TribuneAcclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist Raymond E. Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a …

3722. Jellicoe Road

Melina Marchetta

On the Jellicoe Road is a young adult novel by Australian novelist Melina Marchetta. It was first published in Australia in 2006 by Penguin Australia under the title On the Jellicoe Road, where it was awarded the 2008 West Australia Young Readers Book Award for Older Readers. It …

3723. The Key to Rebecca

Ken Follett

The Key to Rebecca is a novel by British author Ken Follett. Published in 1980 by Pan Books, it was a noted bestseller that achieved popularity both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. The code mentioned in the title is an intended throwback from Follett to Daphne du Maurier's …

3725. Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve

Mortal Engines is the first of four novels in Philip Reeve's quartet of the same name. The book focuses on a futuristic, steampunk version of London, now a giant machine striving to survive on a world running out of resources. The book has won a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and …

3726. The Dark is Rising

Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising is a book written by Susan Cooper.

3727. The Feast of Love

Charles Baxter

The Feast of Love is a book written by Charles Baxter.

3728. Wideacre

Philippa Gregory

Wideacre is a 1987 historical novel by Philippa Gregory. This novel is Gregory's debut, and the first in the Wideacre trilogy that includes The Favored Child and Meridon. Set in the second half of the 18th century, it follows Beatrice Lacey's destructive lifelong attempts to …

3729. The Samurai's Garden

Gail Tsukiyama

The Samurai's Garden is a 1996 novel by American author Gail Tsukiyama. Many consider it to be Tsukiyama's finest work, and an influential piece in Asian literature. The Samurai's Garden is usually included in required reading lists for high school students, and is considered to …

3730. The Great Shark Hunt

Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt is a book by Hunter S. Thompson. Originally published in 1979 as Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time, the book is a roughly 600-page collection of Thompson's essays from 1956 to the end of the 1970s, following the …

3731. Riddley Walker

Russell Hoban

"A hero with Huck Finn's heart and charm, lighting by El Greco and jokes by Punch and Judy.... Riddley Walker is haunting and fiercely imagined and -- this matters most -- intensely ponderable." -- Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review"This is …

3732. The Coffee Trader

David Liss

Amsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has …

3733. Appointment with Death

Agatha Christie

Appointment with Death is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 2 May 1938 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition …

3734. Lover Avenged: A Novel of the Black Dagger …

J.R. Ward

As the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male’s loyalty to the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested in this breathtaking novel in J. R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling paranormal romance series. Caldwell, New York, has long been the …

3735. 1632

Eric Flint

1632 is the initial novel in the best-selling alternate history 1632 book series written by historian, writer and editor Eric Flint. The flagship novel kicked off a collaborative writing effort that has involved hundreds of contributors and dozens of authors. The premise …

3736. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Tom Franklin

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a book written by Tom Franklin

3738. La Reine Margot

Aleksander Dumas

La Reine Margot is a historical novel written in 1845 by Alexandre Dumas, père, whose previous works include The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Although La Reine Margot is based on real characters and events, certain aspects of the novel may be inconsistent with …

3739. Strangers

Dean Koontz

Strangers is a novel written by Dean Koontz, released in 1986.

3740. What's the Matter with Kansas?

Thomas Frank

The largely blue collar citizens of Kansas can be counted upon to be a "red" state in any election, voting solidly Republican and possessing a deep animosity toward the left. This, according to author Thomas Frank, is a pretty self-defeating phenomenon, given that the policies …

3741. Waterland

Graham Swift

Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any …

3742. Elven Star

Margaret Weis

Elven Star is the second book in The Death Gate Cycle series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was released in 1990. The book covers the reconnaissance of Pryan, by Haplo at the behest of the Lord of the Nexus. Pryan is one of the four elemental worlds in the …

3743. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams

The definitive text of this American classic―reissued with an introduction by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person."Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of …

3744. The Samurai

Seppo Sauri

The Samurai is a novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo first published in 1980. It tells a fictionalized story of a 17th-century diplomatic mission to "Nueva España" by Japanese noblemen, and the cultural clash that ensues. The main character is Hasekura Rokuemon.

3745. Loop

Koji Suzuki

Loop is the third in the series of Ring novels by Koji Suzuki. The story revolves around a simulated reality, exactly the same as our own, known as the Loop: created to simulate the emergence and evolution of life. In this alternate universe that the events of the previous …

3746. "J" Is for Judgment

Sue Grafton

"Ms. Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead …

3747. 1q84 [qutienvierentachtig] Boek drie oktober-december

Haruki Murakami

1Q84 is a novel by Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009–10. The novel quickly became a sensation, with its first printing selling out the day it was released, and reaching sales of one million within a month. The English language edition of all …

3748. The Horla (Art of the Novella series, The)

Guy de Maupassant

Our woe is upon us.This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness. While such speculation is murky, it is …

3749. Our Lady of the Flowers

Jean Genet

Our Lady of the Flowers is the debut novel of French writer Jean Genet, first published in 1943. The free-flowing, poetic novel is a largely autobiographical account of a man's journey through the Parisian underworld. The characters are drawn after their real-life counterparts, …

3750. Devil Bones

Kathy Reichs

Devil Bones is the eleventh novel by Kathy Reichs starring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.

3751. The Lords of the North

Bernard Cornwell

The Lords of the North is the third historical novel in the Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell published in 2006. The story is set in the 9th century Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Wessex and Northumbria. Uhtred wants revenge against his uncle, and falls in love. He fights for both the …

3753. My Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor

My Stroke of Insight is a non-fiction book by American author Jill Bolte Taylor. In it, she tells of her experience in 1996 of having a stroke in her left hemisphere, and how that gave her insight into brain functioning, particularly as it relates to the different functions of …

3755. Battlefield Earth

L. Ron Hubbard

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 is a 1982 science fiction novel written by the Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. He also composed a soundtrack to the book called Space Jazz. The subsequent film adaptation, released in 2000, was a commercial failure and was …

3757. The Glass Palace

Amitav Ghosh

Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out …

3758. Star of the Sea

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor's impressive historical novel, Star of the Sea, examines the unsettled personal tragedies among a group of interrelated characters and their difficulties in disregarding the past. Lord Merridith and his family board the titular ship in 1847, bound for New York, …

3759. The Clown

Heinrich Böll

Acclaimed entertainer Hans Schneir collapses when his beloved Marie leaves him because he won’t marry her within the Catholic Church. The desertion triggers a searing re-examination of his life—the loss of his sister during the war, the demands of his millionaire father and …

3760. Mary

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Mary is a gripping tale of youth, first love, and nostalgia--Nabokov's first novel. In a Berlin rooming house filled with an assortment of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a vigorous young officer poised between his past and his future, relives his first love affair. His …

3761. The Charm School

Nelson DeMille

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Nelson DeMille, delivers an explosive thriller of international intrigue and high-voltage political tension set in contemporary Russia.On a dark road deep inside Russia, a young American tourist picks up a most unusual passenger a U.S. POW …

3762. The Silver Pigs

Lindsey Davis

The Silver Pigs is an historical mystery novel by Lindsey Davis. Set in Rome and Britannia during AD 70, just after the year of the four emperors, The Silver Pigs stars Marcus Didius Falco, informer and imperial agent. Pigs is a term by which ingots are known, and refer to the …

3763. Forrest Gump

Winston Groom

Forrest Gump is a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. The title character retells adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking about his childhood love, as he bumbles his way through American history, with everything from the Vietnam War to college …

3764. The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford …

Simon Winchester

The Meaning of Everything is a 2003 book by Simon Winchester. It concerns the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary under the editorship of James Murray and others, one aspect of which Winchester had previously written about in The Surgeon of Crowthorne.

3765. Rage By Richard Bachman (Stephen King) First United …

Richard Bachman

Prefaced with Stephen King's explanation of why he wrote under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, this is a one-volume collection of "Rage", "The Long Walk", "Roadwork" and "The Running Man".

3766. Nostromo

Joseph Conrad

One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In the harbor town of Sulaco, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to …

3767. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Alexander McCall Smith

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built is the tenth in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Gaborone, Botswana, and featuring the Motswana protagonist Precious Ramotswe.

3768. "M" Is for Malice

Sue Grafton

"Every investigation has a nature of its own, but there are certain shared characteristics," explains private eye Kinsey Millhone in her 13th alphabetic outing. "Here's what you hope for: a chance remark from the former neighbor on a skip-trace, a penciled notation on the corner …

3769. The Crossroads

Niccolò Ammaniti

As God Commands, also known as The Crossroads, is a novel by Niccolò Ammaniti. It has won the 2007 Strega Prize. In 2008, director Gabriele Salvatores adapted the novel into a film of the same name.

3770. Well-Schooled in Murder

Elizabeth George

Well-Schooled in Murder is a crime novel by Elizabeth George, published by Bantam in 1990. It was the third book in her Inspector Lynley series, which originated in 1988 with A Great Deliverance. In 2002 its screen adaptation was broadcast as the first episode of season one in …

3772. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of …

Iris Chang

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II is a bestselling 1997 non-fiction book written by Iris Chang about the 1937–1938 Nanking Massacre, the massacre and atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army after it captured Nanjing, then capital of China, …

3773. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy …

Stephen E. Ambrose

Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany is a non-fiction book about World War II written by Stephen E. Ambrose and published in 1997. It deals with Allied soldiers moving in from the Normandy beaches, and through Europe. …

3774. Gods and Generals

Jeff Shaara

Gods and Generals is a novel which serves as a prequel to Michael Shaara's 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning work about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Written by Jeffrey Shaara after his father Michael's death in 1988, the novel relates events from 1858 through 1863 …

3775. The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz

The Paradox of Choice - Why More Is Less is a 2004 book by American psychologist Barry Schwartz. In the book, Schwartz argues that eliminating consumer choices can greatly reduce anxiety for shoppers. Autonomy and Freedom of choice are critical to our well being, and choice is …

3777. Red Rackham's Treasure

Herge

Red Rackham's Treasure is the twelfth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from February to September 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium …

3778. The Feast of All Saints

Anne Rice

Before the Civil War, there lived in Louisiana, people unique in Southern history. For though they were descended from African slaves, they were also descended from the French and Spanish who enslaved them. In this dazzling historical novel, Anne Rice chronicles four of these …

3779. Justice Hall

Laurie R. King

A lost heir, murder most foul, and the unexpected return of two old friends start Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes--spouses and intellectual equals--on an investigation that takes them from the trenches of World War I France to the heights of English society. In this sixth entry …

3780. Exit Music

Ian Rankin

Exit Music is the seventeenth crime novel in the internationally bestselling Inspector Rebus series, written by Ian Rankin. It was published on 6 September 2007. The title was released simultaneously by Rankin himself at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and by a special …

3781. The Elf Queen of Shannara

Terry Brooks

"Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!" the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren.It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to …

3782. The Somnambulist

Jonathan Barnes

'Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and wilfully bizarre. Needless to say, I doubt you'll believe a word …

3783. Destination Moon

Herge

Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures. …

3784. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Michael Dorris

Michael Dorris has crafted a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting in the present day and moving backward, the novel is told in the voices of the three women: …

3785. Dragons of Summer Flame

Margaret Weis

Dragons of Summer Flame is a New York Times Bestseller fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. The events of this novel follow the fictional Chaos War.

3786. Murder in Mesopotamia

Agatha Christie

Murder in Mesopotamia is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 6 July 1936 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence and the US …

3787. Blameless

Gail Carriger

Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it …

3789. "K" Is for Killer

Sue Grafton

Lorna Kepler was beautiful and willful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. Maybe that's what killed her.Her death had raised a host of tough questions. The cops suspected homicide, but they could find neither motive nor suspect. Even the means were mysterious: …

3790. Brokeback Mountain

Annie Proulx

"Brokeback Mountain" is a short story by American author Annie Proulx. It was originally published in The New Yorker on October 13, 1997. The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of "Brokeback Mountain" in 1998. Proulx won an O. Henry Award …

3791. Rise of a Merchant Prince

Raymond E. Feist

“Feist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages.”<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />—Chicago Sun-TimesThe Serpentwar Saga continues! The second book in master fantasist Raymond E. Feist’s New York Times bestselling …

3792. Magic Steps

Tamora Pierce

Magic Steps is the opening book of The Circle Opens quartet of young adult fantasy novels by Tamora Pierce. It is preceded by the Circle of Magic quartet, taking place four years after the conclusion of Briar's Book. It portrays the adventures of Sandrilene fa Toren, the noble …

3793. Blubber

Judy Blume

Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.But Robby grabs the note, and …

3794. Homeland

R. A. Salvatore

Homeland is the first novel in the The Dark Elf Trilogy, a prequel to The Icewind Dale Trilogy, written by R.A. Salvatore and follows the story of Drizzt Do'Urden from the time and circumstances of his birth and his upbringing amongst the drow.

3795. Cosmopolis

Don DeLillo

Now a major motion picture directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis is the thirteenth novel by one of America’s most celebrated writers.It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism—when the …

3796. The Reawakening / The Truce

Primo Levi

First published in English in 1965, "The Reawakening" is Primo Levi's bestselling sequel to his classic memoir of the Holocaust, "Survival in Auschwitz." The inspiring story of Levi's liberation from the German death camp in January 1945 by the Red Army, it tells of his strange …

3797. City

Alessandro Baricco

The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed …

3798. The Far Pavilions

M. M. Kaye

The Far Pavilions is an epic novel of British-Indian history by M. M. Kaye, first published in 1978, which tells the story of an English officer during the British Raj. The novel, rooted deeply in the romantic epics of the 19th century, has been hailed as a masterpiece of …

3799. Ordinary People

Judith Guest

Ordinary People is Judith Guest's first novel. Published in 1976, it tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events. Although it won critical praise and awards upon its release, it is …

3800. "P" is for Peril

Sue Grafton

When Dowan Purcell, a respected physician who operates a nursing home, disappears, his ex-wife hires Santa Teresa PI Kinsey Millhone to look into it. Fiona Purcell is still seething over Dow's affair and subsequent marriage to Crystal, a former stripper, yet they're still …



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