The most popular books in English
from 39001 to 39200

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.

39004. Careful, He Might Hear You

Sumner Locke Elliott

Careful, He Might Hear You is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Sumner Locke Elliott. It was published in 1963. The 1983 film Careful, He Might Hear You was based on the novel.

39008. Open Skies, Closed Minds

Nick Pope

Open Skies, Closed Minds, a book on ufology, expresses the views of Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator with the British Ministry of Defence. The book provides an overview of the UFO phenomenon, with the emphasis on Pope's three-year tour of duty as the Ministry of Defence's …

39013. Inside Sahara

Basil Pao

Inside Sahara is a large coffee-table style book containing pictures taken by Basil Pao, who was the stills photographer on the team that made the Sahara with Michael Palin TV program for the BBC. Michael Palin's name is prominently displayed on the cover, and he has contributed …

39014. Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private …

Daniel Mark Epstein

Lincoln's Men: The President and His Secretaries is a book written by Daniel Mark Epstein.

39015. 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 …

39016. Philosophy as Cultural Politics

Richard Rorty

Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers: v.4 is a book by Richard Rorty, the late Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Stanford University. A compilation of selected philosophical papers written by Rorty over the decade, 1997-2007, it complements three …

39018. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

39019. Beowulf and the Critics

J. R. R. Tolkien

Beowulf and the Critics by J. R. R. Tolkien is a book edited by Michael D. C. Drout that presents scholarly editions of the two manuscript versions of Tolkien's essays or lecture series "Beowulf and the Critics", which served as the basis for the much shorter 1936 lecture …

39020. Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Bleak House, a novel by Charles Dickens, was first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853, and is considered to be one of Dickens' finest novels, containing vast, complex and engaging arrays of characters and sub-plots. The story is told partly by the …

39021. Camp Princess 1: Born To Rule

Kathryn Lasky

Camp Princess 1: Born To Rule is a book published in 2006 that was written by Kathryn Lasky.

39023. The Samarkand Solution

Gary Gygax

The Samarkand Solution is a book written by Gary Gygax.

39026. A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly is a BSFA Award-winning 1977 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The semi-autobiographical story is set in a dystopian Orange County, California, in the then-future of June 1994, and includes an extensive portrayal of drug culture and drug …

39027. Space Brat

Bruce Coville

Space Brat is a book published in 1992 that was written by Bruce Coville.

39030. The Roots of the Mountains

William Morris

The Roots of the Mountains: Wherein is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale, Their Friends, Their Neighbors, Their Foemen, and Their Fellows in Arms is a fantasy romance by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with an …

39033. 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.

39034. Seaview

Toby Olson

Seaview is a novel by Toby Olson. It received the 1983 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

39035. The Abominations of Yondo

Clark Ashton Smith

The Abominations of Yondo is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1960 and was the author's fourth collection of stories published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 2,005 copies. The …

39036. Revelations in Black

Carl Jacobi

Revelations in Black is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Carl Jacobi. It was released in 1947 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House with an edition of 3,082 copies. Most of the stories were published originally in the …

39038. Cults of Unreason

Christopher Evans

Cults of Unreason is a non-fiction book on atypical belief systems, written by Christopher Riche Evans, Ph.D., who is noted as a computer scientist and an experimental psychologist. It was first published in the UK in 1973 by Harrap and in the United States in 1974 by Farrar, …

39039. Stranger on the Loose

D. Harlan Wilson

Stranger on the Loose is the second book by American author D. Harlan Wilson. It contains twenty-seven irreal short stories and flash fiction as well as a novella, "Igsnay Bürdd the Animal Trainer." Pieces in this collection originally appeared in magazines and journals such as …

39041. 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.

39047. The night of the scorpion

Anthony Horowitz

The night of the scorpion is a book published in 1985 that was written by Anthony Horowitz.

39048. Beerspit night and cursing : the correspondence of …

Charles Bukowski

Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider" Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary Madness, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and Run with the Hunted Insights …

39052. Conan and the Emerald Lotus

John C. Hocking

Conan and the Emerald Lotus is a fantasy novel written by John C. Hocking featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1995; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

39062. Sky Pirates of Callisto

Lin Carter

Sky Pirates of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the third in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in January 1973, and reprinted twice through April 1974. The first British edition was published by Orbit Books in 1975. …

39065. By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by …

Jean Swanson

By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women is a book by Jean Swanson and Dean James.

39066. File for Record

Phoebe Atwood Taylor

File For Record is a novel that was published in 1943 by Phoebe Atwood Taylor writing as Alice Tilton. It is the sixth of the eight Leonidas Witherall mysteries.

39071. Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time

Walter Sullivan

Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time is a book written by Walter S. Sullivan.

39072. Rip Tide

Louise Cooper

Rip Tide is an original novella written by Louise Cooper and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition featuring a frontispiece by Fred …

39073. Jackers

William H. Keith, Jr.

Jackers is a book published in 1994 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

39074. The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales is the final collection of short stories published by Nathaniel Hawthorne in his lifetime, appearing in 1852.

39077. The Marxists

C. Wright Mills

The Marxists is a 1962 book about Marxism by sociologist C. Wright Mills.

39080. Johnny's in the Basement

Louis Sachar

Johnny's in the Basement is a children's novel by the author Louis Sachar, the author of the National Book Award and Newbery Medal winning novel, Holes. This book was published in 1981, by Knopf. It is Sachar's second book. The book's title is a reference to the song …

39081. Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the …

Mudrooroo Narogin

Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World is an historical novel by Mudrooroo Nyoongah, first published in 1983. Though the protagonist Wooreddy is fictional, the novel deals largely with the real-life George Augustus Robinson, who was sent by Great …

39082. The Waters of Kronos

Conrad Richter

The Waters of Kronos is a novel by Conrad Richter published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1960. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1961. According the Penn State University, "this is the story of John Donner, an aging writer who has driven from the West Coast back to …

39083. The Faithful Friend

Robert D. San Souci

The Faithful Friend is a book written by Robert Souci and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

39084. One Wide River to Cross

Barbara Emberley

One Wide River to Cross is a book written by Barbara Emberley and illustrated by Ed Emberley.

39085. The Moved-Outers

Florence Means

The Moved-Outers is a children's novel by Florence Crannell Means. Illustrated by Helen Blair, it was first published in 1945 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1946. The theme of the novel is the treatment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II. The story …

39086. Honk the Moose

Phil Stong

Honk, the Moose is a children's book by Phil Stong. It tells the story of a moose who takes over a small town which causes an uproar when three young boys try to save the moose and make it through the cold Minnesota winter. The book, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, was first …

39087. The Storm Book

Charlotte Zolotow

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

39088. The Thanksgiving Story

Alice Dalgliesh

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

39089. Skull-Face and Others

Robert E. Howard

Skull-Face and Others is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Robert E. Howard. It was the author's third book and was published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 3,004 copies. Most of the stories had originally appeared in the magazine Weird Tales.

39090. Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: …

Judea Pearl

Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: Networks of Plausible Inference is a book written by Judea Pearl.

39094. The Lion and the Throne

Catherine Drinker Bowen

The Lion and the Throne is a book written by Catherine Drinker Bowen.

39095. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

39097. The Horizontal Man

Helen Eustis

The Horizontal Man is a book by Helen Eustis.

39098. 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 …

39102. Reading Myself and Others

Philip Roth

Reading Myself and Others is an anthology of essays, interviews and criticism by the author Philip Roth. The first half of the book is built mainly upon Roth's assessment of his own published works at the time of the anthology's publication. The second half of the volume …

39103. A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales

Robert E. Howard

A Gent from Bear Creek is a collection of Western short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1937 by Herbert Jenkins. The first United States edition was published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1966. The stories continue on from …

39105. Brother Man

Roger Mais

Brother Man is a novel by Roger Mais, about a Messianic folk Rastafarian healer, 'Bra' Man' John Power. The plot follows the superstructure of Christ's story, with other characters resembling Mary Magdelene etc. The book is extremely significant as it is the first serious …

39107. 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.

39108. Walking to the Bus Rider Blues

Harriette Gillem Robinet

Walking to the Bus Rider Blues is a book by Harriette Gillem Robinet.

39112. The Siege of White Deer Park

Colin Dann

The Siege of White Deer Park is the fifth book of The Animals of Farthing Wood series. It was first published in 1985 and has since been included in a single book with In the Path of the Storm and Battle for the Park in the "Second Omnibus" edition.

39113. Magic Mirror

Orson Scott Card

Magic Mirror is a children's picture book by Orson Scott Card and illustrator Nathan Pinnock.

39114. The Saint in the Sun

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in the Sun is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, featuring the Robin Hood-inspired crimefighter, Simon Templar, whom Charteris introduced in 1928. The book was first published in 1963 by The Crime Club in the United States and by Hodder and Stoughton in …

39117. Family Values

K. C. Constantine

Family Values is a crime novel by the American writer K.C. Constantine set in 1990s 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, unpretentious, a …

39118. 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 …

39120. 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.

39121. Eastward Hoe

Ben Jonson

Eastward Hoe or Eastward Ho, is an early Jacobean era stage play, a satire and city comedy written by George Chapman, Ben Jonson, and John Marston, printed in 1605. The play was written in response to Westward Ho, an earlier satire by Thomas Dekker and John Webster. Eastward Ho …

39123. Uncollected Stars

Piers Anthony

Uncollected Stars is an anthology of 16 science fiction themed short stories collected from other publications. It was published in 1986.

39125. The Treasure in the Royal Tower

Carolyn Keene

Treasure in the Royal Tower is a young adult novel by Carolyn Keene in the Nancy Drew stories.

39126. 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.

39127. 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 …

39129. Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett

Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett's sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites.

39134. The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the …

Ramesh Ponnuru

The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life is a book written by Ramesh Ponnuru. The hardcover edition, published by Regnery Publishing, was released on April 24, 2006 and consists of 320 pages. Controversially titled, the work is …

39135. The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey …

George Schaller

The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations is the 1973 book by George Schaller.

39136. The Revengers

Donald Hamilton

The Revengers, published in 1982, is a novel in the long-running secret agent series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton. It was the first Helm book published since 1977 and the nineteenth book published overall since 1960. This book was seen as a reintroduction of the character after …

39140. Rosetta

Dave Stern

Rosetta is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released on 31 January 2006.

39141. The Fiftieth Gate

Mark Raphael Baker

The Fiftieth Gate is a book written by Mark Raphael Baker and published by HarperCollins in 1997. The book documents his exploration of his parents' memories and past in relation to the Holocaust. The book won a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1997, and the Ethnic …

39142. Return of the sorceress

Tim Waggoner

Return of the Sorceress is a fantasy novel by Tim Waggoner published in November 2004, and set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the fourth novel set in the "New Adventures" series.

39143. 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 …

39144. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Ann Brashares

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a bestselling young adult novel by Ann Brashares published in 2001. It follows the adventures of four best friends — Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, Bridget Vreeland, and Carmen Lowell, who will be spending their first summer apart when a …

39146. Diary of a Pilgrimage

Jerome K. Jerome

Diary of a Pilgrimage is a novel by Jerome K. Jerome published in 1891. It tells of a trip undertaken by Jerome and his friend "B" to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany.

39148. Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries)

Gloria Skurzynski

Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries) is a book by Alane Ferguson and Gloria Skurzynski.

39150. Smile!

Geraldine McGaughrean

Smile! is a children's book by Geraldine McCaughrean. In 2004 it won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award.

39151. A Spell is Cast

Eleanor Cameron

A Spell is Cast is a book by Eleanor Cameron.

39152. Midget

Tim Bowler

Midget is the first novel by British author Tim Bowler, first published in 1994. It is a psychic and psychological thriller. It is set in Leigh-on-Sea, England.

39153. The Lone Star Ranger

Zane Grey

The Lone Star Ranger is a Western novel published by Zane Grey in 1915. It follows the life of Buck Duane, a man who becomes an outlaw and then redeems himself in the eyes of the law.

39154. Nemesis

Agatha Christie

Nemesis is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1971 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at £1.50 and the US edition at $6.95. It was the last Miss …

39155. Electronic Life

Michael Crichton

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

39156. Steel Brother

Gordon R. Dickson

Steel Brother is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Tor Books in 1985 and reprints most of the stories from Dickson's earlier collection, Dickson!, with one additional story. The stories originally appeared in the magazines …

39157. A Rather English Marriage

Angela Lambert

A Rather English Marriage is a novel by Angela Lambert, first published in 1992, and later adapted for television by Andrew Davies for the BBC.

39162. 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 …

39165. Citadel of Dreams

Dave Stone

Citadel of Dreams is an original novella written by Dave Stone and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor and Ace. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition featuring a …

39169. Nameless Places

Gerald W. Page

Dark Things is an anthology of science fiction, fantasy and horror stories edited by Gerald W. Page. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,160 copies. The stories in this volume had not been previously published.

39183. The Ragged Edge of Science

L. Sprague de Camp

The Ragged Edge of Science is a science book by L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Don Simpson. It was first published by Owlswick Press in 1980. The book is a collection of twenty-two articles on various curiosities and wonders exploring the boundaries between science and …

39192. Solitary Man

Jeff Mariotte

Solitary Man is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

39194. Deadlocked

Charlaine Harris

Deadlocked is a 2012 urban fantasy novel by American author Charlaine Harris and is the twelfth and penultimate book in her The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The book was released on May 1, 2012 by Ace Books.

39196. 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 …

39197. An Invitation to the White House

Hillary Rodham Clinton

An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History is a 2000 book written by First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published by Simon & Schuster, the coffee table book describes life at the White House during the Clinton administration, including the …

39199. Narcopolis

Jeet Thayil

Narcopolis is the debut novel of Indian author Jeet Thayil, previously known for his poetry. It is a novel about opium and its effect, set in 1970s Old Bombay. The book sets out with the narrator arriving in Bombay, where he gets sucked into the opium underground. Gradually, …

39200. Crucible of Gold

Naomi Novik

“An absorbing adventure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Former Aerial Corps captain Will Laurence and his faithful dragon, Temeraire, have been put out to pasture in Australia—and it seems their part in the war has ended just when they are needed most. The French have …



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