The most popular books in English
from 38001 to 38200

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.

38001. Don't Be Such a Scientist

Randy Olson

"You think too much! You mother [email protected]$#%&* think too much! You're nothing but an arrogant, pointy-headed intellectual — I want you out of my classroom and off the premises in five minutes or I'm calling the police and having you arrested for trespassing." — Hollywood acting …

38002. Sholay: The Making of a Classic

Anupama Chopra

Sholay: The Making Of A Classic is a captivating saga about the biggest timeless Indian blockbuster which swayed the silver screen for nearly 5 years in the mid-seventies. It chronicles each and every facet of this Ramesh Sippy magnum opus. Sholay, the very name enthralls all …

38003. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and …

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is a pivotal work in which Poe calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representing the truth. It is an archetypal American story of escape from domesticity tracing a young man's …

38004. Bob the gambler

Frederick Barthelme

What I'd always liked about Biloxi was the decay, the things falling apart, the crap along the beach, the skeletons of abandoned hotels, the trashy warehouses and the rundown piers jutting out into the dirty water, so I wasn't thrilled that in the last five years our dinky coast …

38005. 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

38012. The Wild Irish Girl

Lady Morgan

The Wild Irish Girl; a National Tale is an epistolary novel written by Irish novelist Sydney Owenson in 1806.

38020. The Black Dwarf

Walter Scott

Walter Scott's novel The Black Dwarf was part of his Tales of My Landlord, 1st series, published along with Old Mortality on 2 December 1816 by William Blackwood, Edinburgh, and John Murray, London. Originally the four volumes of the series were to tell separate stories, but Old …

38021. The Fortunes of Nigel

Walter Scott

The Fortunes of Nigel is a novel written by Sir Walter Scott. The setting is some time between 1616 and 1625.

38022. Heroes of Battle

David Noonan

Heroes of Battle is a hardcover supplement to the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game.

38027. Jake and The Kid

W. O. Mitchell

Jake and the Kid is a collection of short stories by W. O. Mitchell, originally published in 1961. Many stories in the series appeared in Maclean's prior to the book's publication. Mitchell also published a sequel volume, According to Jake and the Kid, in 1989.

38028. 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 …

38029. The World Swappers

John Brunner

The World Swappers is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. It was first published in the United States in 1959, as one half of Ace Double D-391. The other half was Siege of the Unseen by A. E. van Vogt. Reprinted by Ace 1967, 1976.

38032. The Curious Quests of Brigadier Ffellowes

Sterling E. Lanier

The Curious Quests of Brigadier Ffellowes is a collection of fantasy short stories by Sterling E. Lanier. The stories take the form of tall tales told in a bar or club, similar to the Jorkens stories of Lord Dunsany. It was first published in 1986 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, …

38033. 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.

38034. 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.

38035. The Colour of Magic

Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic is a 1983 comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, and is the first book of the Discworld series. The first printing of the British edition consisted of 506 copies. Pratchett has described it as "an attempt to do for the classical fantasy universe what Blazing …

38039. 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 …

38041. Mountain Born

Elizabeth Yates

Mountain Born is a children's historical novel by Elizabeth Yates. Set in the sparsely populated Rocky Mountains during the 19th century, it describes the life of a shepherd's family. The novel, illustrated by Nora Spicer Unwin, was first published in 1943 and was a Newbery …

38048. Second Variety: A Short Science Fiction Novel by …

Philip K. Dick

Science fiction enthusiasts, especially the fans of one of the best writers of the genre ever, Philip K. Dick, will surely love this delightful and action-packed short story by the master. The story provides a very grim perspective about the future of mankind. Humanity has been …

38050. Great Books of the Western World 50. Marx, Engels

Karl Marx

The unabridged versions of these definitive works are now available together as a highly designed paperback with flaps with a new introduction by Robert Weick. Part of the Knickerbocker Classics series, a modern design makes this timeless book a perfect travel companion. …

38051. Space for Hire

William F. Nolan

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

38056. The Starmen

Leigh Brackett

The Starmen is a science fiction novel by author Leigh Brackett. It was published in 1952 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. It was also published by Ballantine Books in 1976 under the original magazine title of The Starmen of Llyrdis. Ace Books published an abridged …

38059. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

38060. 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.

38061. Mike

P. G. Wodehouse

Mike is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 15 September 1909 by Adam & Charles Black, London. The story first appeared in the magazine The Captain, in two separate parts, collected together in the original version of the book; the first part, originally called …

38065. Animal triste

Monika Maron

In an autumnal love story of erotic obsession, possessiveness, remembrance, oblivion, and time, an elderly woman dwells upon a failed love affair of some time past, when she was no longer young but not yet old. The narrator relives meeting her lover, Franz, at the natural …

38067. Critique of Pure Reason

Immanuel Kant

The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, first published in 1781, second edition 1787, is one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Also referred to as Kant's "first critique," it was followed in 1788 by the Critique of Practical Reason and in 1790 by …

38068. Babyfucker

Urs Allemann

Fiction. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the German by Peter Smith. A Beckettian character, who may or may not be trapped in a room with four baskets full of infants, focuses obsessively on a single sentence—"I fuck babies." This virtuoso text by Swiss experimental writer Urs …

38069. Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed …

B. G. Burkett

Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History is a self-published book by B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley which asserts both that there is a popular view of Vietnam War veterans as broken men and psychopaths and that this view is false. In …

38070. Barkis

Clare Turlay Newberry

Barkis is a book by Clare Newberry.

38071. Exorcisms and Ecstasies

Karl Edward Wagner

Exorcisms and Ecstasies is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Karl Edward Wagner. The collection also includes a number of memoirs and articles about Wagner and is edited by Stephen Jones. It was released in 1997 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of …

38076. Underwater Adventure

Willard Price

Underwater Adventure is a 1954 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. The book is about how they go diving and snorkelling for the Oceanographic institute, with a braggish and …

38079. Batman: Fear Itself

Michael Reaves

Batman: Fear Itself is a novel set in the universe of DC Comics superhero Batman by science fiction authors Michael Reaves and Steven-Elliot Altman. The novel features the Scarecrow as its primary antagonist. The novel is a sequel to Batman: Dead White and Batman: Inferno.

38086. Night of the Werewolf

Franklin W. Dixon

Night of the Werewolf is the 59th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published it in 2005.

38088. The Removers

Donald Hamilton

The Removers is a spy novel by Donald Hamilton first published in 1961. It was the third novel featuring Hamilton's creation, counter-agent and assassin Matt Helm.

38089. Prior Convictions

Lia Matera

Prior Convictions is a book written by Lia Matera.

38090. Pundits from Pakistan

Rahul Bhattacharya

Pundits from Pakistan is a book on cricket by Indian writer Rahul Bhattacharya. It covers the Indian cricket team’s tour of Pakistan in the year 2004. While the book is largely about cricket, it also tells of how the tour had an impact that went far beyond sub-continental …

38091. 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 …

38093. Time will tell

Robin Jones Gunn

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

38094. Take my hand

Robin Jones Gunn

Take my hand is a book published in 1999 that was written by Robin Jones Gunn.

38095. Now picture this

Robin Jones Gunn

Now picture this is a book published in 1998 that was written by Robin Jones Gunn.

38107. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

38110. 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 …

38111. Counting the Eons

Isaac Asimov

Counting the Eons is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov. It was the sixteenth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, these being first published between August 1980 and December 1981. It …

38112. Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz

Ruth Plumly Thompson

Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz is the twenty-third of the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and continued by other writers; it is the ninth Oz book written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was Illustrated by John R. Neill.

38113. The Story of the Champions of the Round Table

Howard Pyle

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table is a 1905 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. The book consists of many Arthurian legends, including those concerning of the young Sir Launcelot, Sir Tristram, and Sir Percival.

38116. 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 …

38120. Whiskey River

Loren D. Estleman

Whiskey River is a book written by Loren D. Estleman.

38122. The Ends of the Earth

Lucius Shepard

The Ends of the Earth is a collection of science fiction and horror stories by author Lucius Shepard. It was released in 1991 and was the author's second book published by Arkham House . It was published in an edition of 4,655 copies. The stories originally appeared in Isaac …

38131. On Acting

Laurence Olivier

On Acting is a book by Laurence Olivier. It was first published in 1986 when the actor was 79 years old. It consists partly of autobiographical reminiscences, partly of reflections on the actor's vocation.

38133. The Illusionist

Jennifer Johnston

The Illusionist, published in 1995, is a novel by Irish author Jennifer Johnston, and considered one of her best works. It gained positive reviews in The Irish Times, Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman.

38134. A Cry in the Night

Mary Higgins

A Cry in the Night is a suspense novel by American author Mary Higgins Clark.

38137. The days of the commune

Bertolt Brecht

The Days of the Commune is a play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht. It dramatises the rise and fall of the Paris Commune in 1871. The play is an adaptation of the 1937 play The Defeat by the Norwegian poet and dramatist Nordahl Grieg. Brecht's …

38147. God's architect

Rosemary Hill

God's architect is the book written by Rosemary Hill.

38150. Lords of the Starship

Mark S. Geston

Lords of the Starship is a 1967 science fiction novel which marked the debut of author Mark S. Geston, written while he was a sophomore at Kenyon College. It was originally published in paperback by Ace Books, then reprinted for the British market in hardcover by Michael Joseph …

38152. 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.

38153. Science, Order, and Creativity

David Bohm

Science, Order, and Creativity is a book by theoretical physicist David Bohm and physicist and writer F. David Peat. It was originally published 1987 by Bantam Books, USA, then 1989 in Great Britain by Routledge. The second edition, published in 2000 after Bohm`s death, …

38156. Run Like an Antelope

Sean Gibbon

Run Like an Antelope: On the Road with Phish is a memoir written by Sean Gibbons. Gibbons followed Phish around to concerts during the band's 1999 summer tour. Gibbons attended twenty concerts in thirty days. The book focuses on fellow fans and the concert atmosphere. Run Like …

38158. 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.

38159. Criminal Seduction

Darian North

Criminal Seduction is a book written by Darian North.

38160. Rocket Jockey

Lester del Rey

Rocket Jockey is a juvenile science fiction novel by Philip St. John with cover illustration by Alex Schomburg. The story follows the heroic efforts of young man Jerry Blaine in his efforts to win the famous rocket race, the Armstrong Classic. Rocket Jockey is a part of the …

38161. 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 …

38163. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

38164. The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a …

John Steele Gordon

The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power: 1653–2000 is a non-fiction book on business history by John Steele Gordon. The book was initially published on November 16, 1999 by Scribner.

38169. 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 …

38170. Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, …

James F. Simon

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers is a book written by James F. Simon.

38171. The four seasons of marriage

Gary D. Chapman

The Four Seasons of Marriage is a book written by Gary D. Chapman.

38173. Lemon in the Basket

Charlotte Armstrong

Lemon in the Basket is a book written by Charlotte Armstrong.

38179. Cauldron

Diane Carey

Cauldron is a book published in 2007 that was written by Diane Carey.

38197. Then They Came for Me

Maziar Bahari

Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival is a memoir by Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari with Aimee Molloy, chronicling Bahari's family history, and his arrest and 118-day imprisonment following the controversial 2009 Iran presidential …

38198. The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story …

38199. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Barnes & …

Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis is a novella, by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, …

38200. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and …

Jenna Miscavige Hill

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea …



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