The most popular books in English
from 38601 to 38800

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.

38601. The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. It first appeared in serialized form in 1897, published simultaneously in Pearson's Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The first appearance in book form was published by William …

38602. Upon Some Midnights Clear

K. C. Constantine

Upon Some Midnights Clear is a crime novel by the American writer K.C. Constantine set in 1980s Rocksburg, a fictional, blue-collar, Rustbelt town in Western Pennsylvania. Mario Balzic is the protagonist, an atypical detective for the genre, a Serbo-Italian American cop, …

38606. Mao and China

Stanley Karnow

Mao and China is a book written by Stanley Karnow.

38607. The Fair Maid of Perth

Walter Scott

The Fair Maid of Perth is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Inspired by the strange story of the Battle of the North Inch, it is set in Perth and other parts of Scotland around 1400. The book had been intended to include two other stories in the same volume, "My Aunt Margaret's …

38608. Glory Hole Murders

Tony Fennelly

Glory Hole Murders is a book written by Tony Fennelly.

38609. The book of folly

Anne Sexton

The Book of Folly is a 1972 collection of poetry by American writer Anne Sexton.

38615. Flying Blind

Max Allan Collins

Flying Blind is a mystery novel by Max Allan Collins that was first published in 1999. The book was part of Collins' ongoing series of novels featuring private detective Nathan Heller. In the Heller series, the lead character is frequently featured interacting with historical …

38621. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between …

38627. The Ebb-Tide

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and a Quartette is a short novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. It was published the year Stevenson died.

38635. 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.

38651. John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles

Douglas Greene

John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles is a book written by Douglas Greene.

38652. The Witch of the Low Tide

John Dickson Carr

The Witch of the Low Tide, first published in 1961, is a detective story/historical novel by John Dickson Carr set in the England of 1907. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery as well as being a historical novel. It is interesting from a modern …

38653. Northanger Abbey

Jane Austin

Northanger Abbey /ˈnɔrθˌæŋɡər/ was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan was written circa 1798–99. It was …

38655. Zen at War

Brian Daizen Victoria

Zen at War is a book written by Brian Daizen Victoria, first published in 1997. The second edition appeared in 2006.

38656. The Kalām Cosmological Argument

William Lane Craig

The Kalām Cosmological Argument is a book written by William Lane Craig. It comprises a contemporary defense of the Kalām cosmological argument. The book purports to establish the existence of God based upon the alleged metaphysical impossibility of an infinite regress of past …

38659. 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.

38662. The Racial Contract

Charles Mills

The Racial Contract is a book by professor Charles W. Mills in which Mills puts forth his political philosophy regarding the role of race in the formation of the social contract. Mills argues that racism is at the core of the “social contract”, rather than racism being an …

38664. The Edge

Alan Gibbons

The Edge is a young adult novel by Alan Gibbons, published in 2002. The novel features the young Danny Mangam as he battles his mixed race as he escapes with his mother from his abusive stepfather. It was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

38670. The Field of Vision

Wright Morris

The Field of Vision is a 1956 novel by Wright Morris, written in the style of high modernism. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1957.

38671. The Horsecatcher

Mari Sandoz

The Horsecatcher is a 1957 adolescent novel by author Mari Sandoz. The Horsecatcher was a Newbery Medal Honor Book in 1958. The book is "dedicated to the two great Cheyennes named Elk River, both council chiefs and peace men, one Keeper of the Sacred Arrows of the Cheyenne …

38672. The Storm Book

Charlotte Zolotow

The Storm Book is a book written by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham.

38673. The Thanksgiving Story

Alice Dalgliesh

The Thanksgiving Story is a book written by Alice Dalgliesh and illustrated by Helen Sewell.

38674. A Death of Honor

Joe Clifford Faust

A Death of Honor is a science fiction mystery novel by American author Joe Clifford Faust. It was published in 1987 by Del Rey Books.

38678. American Government

James Q. Wilson

American Government is a textbook, now in its thirteenth edition, written by noted public administration scholar James Q. Wilson and political scientist John J. DiIulio, Jr.. DiIulio is a Democrat who served as the director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community …

38680. Metallica: This Monster Lives

Joe Berlinger

Metallica: This Monster Lives is a book written by Joe Berlinger and Greg Milner about how Berlinger filmed the feature-length movie Some Kind of Monster with the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The book follows the emotional roller-coaster both he and his film partner …

38681. Mus of Kerbridge

Paul Kidd

Mus of Kerbridge is a 1995 fantasy novel by Paul Kidd. It follows the story of a mouse called Mus who has been sent to spy on the princess of Kerbridge only to help her fight against the warlady of the South.

38683. Hell's Pavement

Damon Knight

Hell's Pavement is a science fiction novel by Damon Knight. The story postulates a technique for dealing with asocial behavior by giving everyone an "analogue", a mental imprint of an authority figure that intervenes whenever violent or otherwise harmful acts are contemplated. …

38684. A New Universal History of Infamy

Rhys Hughes

A New Universal History of Infamy is the title of a 2004 collection of short fiction by Welsh fantasy writer Rhys Hughes. The book serves as a parody and homage to Jorge Luis Borges' collection A Universal History of Infamy, following the plan of the original closely but not …

38690. In Search of Wonder

Damon Knight

In Search of Wonder: Essays on Modern Science Fiction is a collection of critical essays by Damon Knight. Most of the material in the original version of the book was originally published between 1952 and 1955 in various science fiction magazines including Infinity Science …

38692. Lighthead

Terrance Hayes

Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry Watch for the new collection of poetry from Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, coming in June of 2018 In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot …

38694. The Four-Headed Dragon

Franklin W. Dixon

The Four-Headed Dragon is the 69th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

38695. Thongor of Lemuria

Lin Carter

Thongor of Lemuria is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, the second book of his Thongor series set on the fictional ancient lost continent of Lemuria. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1966. The author afterwards revised and expanded the text, in which form …

38699. 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business is a book by Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

38702. Arthur Mervyn

Charles Brockden Brown

Arthur Mervyn is a novel written by Charles Brockden Brown and published in 1799. It was one of Brown's more popular novels, and is in many ways representative of Brown's dark, gothic style and subject matter.

38704. Shadow of Heaven

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Shadow of Heaven is the book written by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

38707. The Art of Computer Programming

Donald Knuth

The Art of Computer Programming is a comprehensive monograph written by Donald Knuth that covers many kinds of programming algorithms and their analysis. Knuth began the project, originally conceived as a single book with twelve chapters, in 1962. The first three of what was …

38709. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil …

Mark E. Neely, Jr.

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties is a 1992 book by American historian Mark E. Neely, Jr., published by Oxford University Press. The book examines President Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus and other rights during the American Civil War. The …

38710. A Dozen Tough Jobs

Howard Waldrop

A Dozen Tough Jobs is a novella by Howard Waldrop which retells the Twelve Labors of Hercules in the Depression-era American South. It was a Nebula Award finalist.

38712. New York Jew

Alfred Kazin

New York Jew is a book written by Alfred Kazin.

38714. Medallions

Zofia Nalkowska

Medallions is a book consisting of eight short stories by the Polish author Zofia Nałkowska. The book was originally published in 1946, soon after the end of the World War II. In it, Nałkowska calmly related selected stories of Nazi atrocities in Poland and the fates of their …

38724. Trouble Under Oz

Sherwood Smith

Trouble Under Oz is a 2006 novel by Sherwood Smith, illustrated by William Stout and published by Harper Collins. It is a sequel to Smith's 2005 novel The Emerald Wand of Oz which is a further continuation of the Oz series originally started by L. Frank Baum in 1900 . Dori and …

38726. Waking Dream

Rhiannon Lassiter

Waking Dream is a young adult novel by Rhiannon Lassiter, first published in 2002. It is a dark fantasy about magic, dreams and another world.

38729. Allan's Wife and Other Tales

H. Rider Haggard

Allan's Wife and Other Tales is a collection of Allan Quatermain stories by H. Rider Haggard, first published in London by Spencer Blackett in December 1889. The title story was new, with its first publication intended for the collection, but two unauthorized editions appeared …

38733. Electronic Life

Michael Crichton

Electronic Life is a 1983 non-fiction book by Michael Crichton, an author better known for his novels.

38738. The French women don't get fat cookbook

Mireille Guiliano

With French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano wrote the ultimate non–diet book on how to enjoy food and stay slim, sparking a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Now, in her first-ever cookbook, she provides her millions of readers with the recipes that are the cornerstone of …

38743. Maiden of Pain

Kameron M. Franklin

Maiden of Pain is a fantasy novel by Kameron M. Franklin, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Priests" series. This novel was the subject of the 2003 Wizards of the Coast novel Open …

38784. Dangerous border crossers

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

This anthology of Gómez-Peña's performance chronicles, diary entries, poems, essays, and texts, sheds an extraordinary light on the life and work of this migrant provocateur.

38785. Study for the world's body

David St. John

Study for the world's body is the book written by David St. John.

38799. Shogun: A Novel of Japan

James Clavell

Shōgun is a 1975 novel by James Clavell. It is the first novel of the author's Asian Saga. A major bestseller, by 1990 the book had sold 15 million copies worldwide. Beginning in feudal Japan some months before the critical Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Shōgun gives an account …

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