The most popular books in English
from 36801 to 37000

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.

36801. The Jameses: A Family Narrative

R. W. B. Lewis

Places the lives of Henry James, the writer, his brother, William, the philospher, and their sister, Alice, in the context of their family history

36802. Orrie's Story

Thomas Berger

In a modern-day reworking of the Oresteian trilogy, war hero Auggie returns home only to be murdered by his wife and her lover, his own son Orrie

36805. Death from a Top Hat

Clayton Rawson

Death from a Top Hat is a locked-room mystery novel written by Clayton Rawson. It is the first of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and Rawson's favorite protagonist. In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, this novel was voted as the …

36808. The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the …

Edmund Wilson

The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties is a book by Edmund Wilson.

36814. Vapor

Amanda Filipacchi

Vapor is the second novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. It was translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Polish. The novel was praised for an energetic originality showcasing a “prodigious postfeminist talent.”

36818. Harriet Spies Again

Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet Spies Again is a book written by Helen Ericson and Louise Fitzhugh.

36822. Mothers in the Fatherland

Claudia Koonz

Mothers in the Fatherland is a book written by Claudia Koonz.

36823. Andrew Jackson & the Course of American …

Robert V. Remini

Andrew Jackson & the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 is a book written by Robert V. Remini.

36825. The Fated Sky

Henrietta Branford

The Fated Sky is the title of a historical novel for young adults by English author Henrietta Branford, first published in Great Britain in 1996 by Hodder Children's Books. Set in Norway and Iceland during the Viking period, it depicts the stirring but bleak existence of Dark …

36826. The Land I Lost

Quang Nhuong Huynh

The Land I Lost is an autobiographical book that centers on the life of the author, Quang Nhuong Huynh. The book was first published by Harper & Row in 1982, and was illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai. Huynh's second book, Water Buffalo Days, used multiple passages originally …

36827. Predator & Prey: Werewolf

Gherbod Fleming

Predator & Prey: Werewolf is a book published in 2001 that was written by Gherbod Fleming.

36830. A Moment in Time

H. E. Bates

A Moment in Time is a 1964 novel written by English author H. E. Bates. He based the setting for most of the story on Shopswyke House, a Georgion mansion in Tangmere, West Sussex to which Bates himself was assigned.

36831. Nightmare Movies

Kim Newman

Nightmare Movies is a non-fiction book about horror films by British critic and novelist Kim Newman. It was first published in 1985 and had later editions published in 1988, 1989, and 2011. The initial printing was 160 pages, but it has been expanded to 633 pages.

36834. Shape-shifter

Pauline Melville

Shape-shifter is a book written by Pauline Melville.

36840. Shell Shock

Simon A. Forward

Shell Shock is an original novella written by Simon A. Forward and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Sixth Doctor and Peri. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition featuring a …

36844. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

36845. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

36847. A Century of Dishonor

Helen Hunt Jackson

A Century of Dishonor is a non-fiction book by Helen Hunt Jackson first published in 1881 that chronicled the experiences of Native Americans in the United States, focusing on injustices. Jackson wrote A Century of Dishonor in an attempt to change government ideas/policy toward …

36852. The Progress of a Crime

Julian Symons

The Progress of a Crime is a book by Julian Symons.

36853. Space for Hire

William F. Nolan

Space for Hire is a book written by William F. Nolan.

36857. The World's Desire

H. Rider Haggard

The World's Desire is a classic fantasy novel first published in 1890 and written by H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang. Its importance was recognised in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fortieth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in …

36858. Dead Skip

Joe Gores

Dead Skip is a book written by Joe Gores.

36862. Red Shelley

Paul Foot

Red Shelley is a 1981 work of literary criticism by Paul Foot. In it, the author draws attention to the radical political stance of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, as revealed in poems such as "Queen Mab" and "The Masque of Anarchy". Foot describes how Shelley, while …

36865. Death Turns the Tables

John Dickson Carr

Death Turns the Tables, first published in 1941, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

36867. Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World

H. R. F. Keating

Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World is a book written by H. R. F. Keating.

36869. The Left Leg

Phoebe Atwood Taylor

The Left Leg is a novel that was published in 1940 by Phoebe Atwood Taylor writing as Alice Tilton. It is the fourth of the eight Leonidas Witherall mysteries.

36872. Hating America: The New World Sport

John Gibson

Hating America: The New World Sport is a 2004 book by John Gibson, a Fox News pundit. The book discusses world reaction to the foreign policy of the United States after the September 11 Terrorist Attacks. The book received mixed reviews, typically down partisan and ideological …

36873. Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating …

Peter Menzel

Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects is a non-fiction book by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio.

36877. Manchester Slingback

Nicholas Blincoe

Manchester Slingback is a crime novel by Nicholas Blincoe, set in the Canal Street area of Manchester, the city's Gay Village. The novel contrasts the underground status of the village during the 1980s, when the city's Chief Constable was James Anderton, with its flourishing as …

36880. Animals of the Bible

Helen Dean Fish

Animals of the Bible is a book illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop with text compiled by Helen Dean Fish. Released by J. B. Lippincott Company, it was the first recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1938.

36881. The Ghost Drum

Susan Price

The Ghost Drum is a children's fantasy novel by Susan Price, published by Faber in 1987, and the first book in the Ghost World trilogy. It is an original fairy tale using elements from Russian history and Russian folklore. Like many traditional tales it is full of cruelty, …

36882. The river beyond the world

Janet Peery

The river beyond the world is a book written by Janet Peery.

36883. Journey Cake, Ho!

Ruth Sawyer

Journey Cake, Ho! is a book written by Ruth Sawyer and illustrated by Robert McCloskey.

36886. A Breed of Heroes

Alan Judd

A Breed of Heroes is a 1981 novel by Alan Judd. It narrates in third person the experiences of a young British Army officer as he is deployed on his first tour of duty, a four-month operation in Armagh and Belfast at the height of The Troubles.

36897. A vision of Britain

Prince Charles

A Vision of Britain: A Personal View of Architecture is a 1989 book written by Charles, Prince of Wales.

36898. Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written by Daniel Keyes. The short story, written in 1958 and first published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1960. The …

36899. Time will tell

Robin Jones Gunn

Time will tell is a book published in 1998 that was written by Robin Jones Gunn.

36906. The Victim of Prejudice

Mary Hays

The Victim of Prejudice is a novel by the English novelist Mary Hays. Published in 1799, it is Hays' second novel. The novel, depicting the challenges that its protagonist, Mary, encounters throughout her life, underlines the difficulty that women experienced in gaining …

36910. Necessary Roughness

Marie Lee

Necessary Roughness is a drama novel by Asian-American author Marie G. Lee. It features a discussion about discrimination and a clash of cultures between Korean parents and their children's American ways. Set around the fictional town of Iron River, Minnesota, it is the story of …

36911. Bodyguard of Lies

Anthony Cave Brown

Bodyguard of Lies is a 1975 non-fiction book written by Anthony Cave Brown, his first major historical work. Named for a wartime quote of Winston Churchill, it is a narrative account of Allied military deception operations during the Second World War. The British and American …

36914. Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

Lois Lowry

Gooney Bird and the Room Mother is a 2006 novel by Lois Lowry.

36916. The Winter Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Winter Murder Case is a Philo Vance novella that S. S. Van Dine intended to expand into his twelfth full length book, a project cut short by his death. The Winter Murder Case seems especially similar to the B mystery movies of the 1930s, a cross between Van Dine's usual …

36919. Knave of Hearts

Elizabeth Linington

Knave of Hearts is a book written by Dell Shannon.

36922. Main Street D.O.A.

Peter David

Main Street D.O.A. is a book published in 1991 that was written by Peter David.

36923. The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto

Stephen Graham Jones

The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto is a murder mystery by Stephen Graham Jones. It was published in 2005 by Fiction Collective 2. The Bird is Gone: A Manifest is Jones' third novel.

36925. Manliness

Harvey Mansfield

Manliness is a book by Harvey C. Mansfield first published by Yale University Press in 2006. Mansfield is a professor of government at Harvard University. In this book, he defines manliness as "confidence in a situation of risk" and suggests this quality is currently undervalued …

36930. Emma in Winter

Penelope Farmer

Emma in Winter is a children's novel by British writer Penelope Farmer, published in 1966 by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and by Harcourt in the USA. It is the second of three books featuring the Makepeace sisters, Charlotte and Emma, These three books are sometimes known as …

36931. Deep Waters

Malcolm Rose

Deep Waters is a book published in 1997 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

36932. Silent Witness

Patricia Rushford

Silent Witness is a book written by Patricia Rushford.

36933. Men of Stone

Gayle Friesen

Men of Stone is a novel written by Gayle Friesen that was first published in 2000.

36944. To the Last Man

Zane Grey

To the Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War is a western novel written by Zane Grey.

36945. Dezra's Quest

Chris Pierson

Dezra's Quest is a fantasy novel by Chris Pierson, set in the world of Dragonlance, which is based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

36947. Sex and the Single Ghost

Tawny Taylor

Sex and the Single Ghost is a paranormal romance novel by Tawny Taylor. The novel contains mild bondage. It is a stand-alone novel following the adventure of a Spirit American who has returned to Earth nine years after her death in order to discover why she was murdered.

36949. Light a Distant Fire

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Light a Distant Fire is a 1988 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson that fictionalizes the story of the Second Seminole War, Andrew Jackson, and the charismatic leader Osceola, warchief of the Seminole tribe.

36952. The Eye of the Tyger

Paul J. McAuley

The Eye of the Tyger is an original novella written by Paul J. McAuley and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor. It was released as a standard edition hardback, a deluxe edition featuring a frontispiece by …

36953. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

Sanyika Shakur

Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member is a memoir about gang life written in prison by Sanyika Shakur.

36954. Criminal Seduction

Darian North

Criminal Seduction is a book written by Darian North.

36955. The Last Burden

Upamanyu Chatterjee

The Last Burden is a novel by Upamanyu Chatterjee that portrays life in an Indian middle-class family. In this novel, he travels the lives of different people constituting a joint family, expertly portraying their emotions, needs and desires. This is a portrayal of the …

36962. Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 postcolonial novel by Dominica-born British author Jean Rhys, who had lived in obscurity after her previous work, Good Morning, Midnight, was published in 1939. She had published other novels between these works, but Wide Sargasso Sea caused a revival …

36963. Wait for Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in …

Rebecca St. James

A call to young people to remain sexually pure until marriage. Everyone longs to be loved deeply by someone, and Rebecca St. James is no different, as demonstrated by her hit song "Wait for Me." In this revised and updated version of the 2002 release, Rebecca shares the same …

36964. What a Piece of Work I Am

Eric Kraft

What A Piece of Work I Am is a novel by Eric Kraft. It is part of his ongoing project of interconnected fiction "The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy." The novel is narrated by Leroy, but mainly concerns his boyhood crush and sultry muse, …

36967. Blood and Honor

Graeme Davis

Blood and Honor is a fantasy novel by Graeme Davis, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the fourth novel in "The War-Torn" series. It was published in paperback in September 2006.

36968. The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir

Daisy Bates

The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir is a book written by Daisy Bates.

36969. Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors

Rosamond Purcell

Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors is a book by Stephen Jay Gould and Rosamond Purcell.

36970. Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can …

James Garbarino

Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them is a book by James Garbarino Ph.D. that details the epidemic of violent male youths in America.

36971. The Bloodwater Mysteries

Pete Hautman

The Bloodwater Mysteries is a book by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue.

36973. The 7 habits of highly effective teens

Sean Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a 1998 bestselling self-help book written by Sean Covey, the son of Stephen Covey. The book was published on October 9, 1998 through Touchstone Books and is largely based on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In 1999 Covey …

36978. Kill Alex Cross

James Patterson

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the …

36979. Only Words

Catharine MacKinnon

Only Words is an influential work of feminist legal theory authored by Catharine MacKinnon in 1993. It contends that the U.S. legal system has used a First Amendment basis to protect intimidation, subordination, terrorism, and discrimination as enacted through pornography, …

36980. Nietzsche's kisses

Lance Olsen

Nietzsche's Kisses is a postmodern novel by Lance Olsen, published in 2006 by Fiction Collective Two. It is a work of historiographic metafiction.

36983. Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, …

Robert Dallek

Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945 is a book by Robert Dallek.

36993. Frankenstein


Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

36994. Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel …

36997. The Shadow Rising

Robert Jordan

The Shadow Rising is the fourth book in American author Robert Jordan's fantasy series The Wheel of Time. It was published by Tor Books and released on September 15, 1992. The unabridged audio book is read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. At 393,823 words, The Shadow Rising …

36999. Reconstructing Amelia

Kimberly McCreight

[Read by Khristine Hvam]''Reconstructing Amelia'' is a stunning debut page-turner that brilliantly explores the secret world of teenagers, their clandestine first loves, hidden friendships, and the dangerous cruelty that can spill over into acts of terrible betrayal. - - When …

37000. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James Comey

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound …

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