The most popular books in English
from 39401 to 39600

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.

39401. 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 …

39405. The Stain

Rikki Ducornet

The Stain is a 1984 novel of sexuality and religion by Rikki Ducornet, set in France's Loire Valley in the nineteenth century. It was Ducornet's first published novel; she has described it as being "about the Christian idea of sin".

39407. Mao and China

Stanley Karnow

Mao and China is a book written by Stanley Karnow.

39408. Kentucky Ham

William S. Burroughs, Jr.

Kentucky Ham, first published in 1973, was the second novel by William S. Burroughs, Jr., the son of Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. Like its predecessor, Speed, the book is an autobiographical novel based upon Burroughs' own life. In this case it covers a range of …

39409. Woodsmen of the West

Martin Allerdale Grainger

Woodsmen of the West is a novel by Martin Allerdale Grainger, first published in 1908 by Edward Arnold. In writing the novel, Grainger drew on his experiences as a logger working in the coastal forests of British Columbia, Canada. Woodsmen of the West is one of the first …

39410. 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.

39411. Lord Weary's Castle

Robert Lowell

Lord Weary's Castle, Robert Lowell's second book of poetry, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1947 when Lowell was only thirty. Robert Giroux, who was the publisher of Lowell's wife at the time, Jean Stafford, also became Lowell's publisher after he saw the manuscript for …

39412. Glory Hole Murders

Tony Fennelly

Glory Hole Murders is a book written by Tony Fennelly.

39413. 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 …

39414. Thank You, Mr. Moto

John P. Marquand

Thank You, Mr. Moto, was originally published in serial form in the Saturday Evening Post from February 8 to March 14, 1936, this novel was first published in book form in 1936. It is the second of six Mr. Moto novels and can also be found in the omnibus Mr. Moto's Three Aces …

39418. Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Cyborg

William F. Wu

Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Cyborg is a 1987 novel by William F. Wu. It is part of the series Isaac Asimov's Robot City, which are inspired by Isaac Asimov's Robot series, and his Foundation novels.

39421. Gold by the Inch

Lawrence Chua

The novel is split into three sections. The narrator is in Thailand visiting his younger brother, Luk, who works there as an architect. Thailand is the birthplace of the narrator’s mother. He ‘falls in love’ with Thong, a Thai prostitute, during his visit. The book tracks the …

39425. 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.

39426. Judaism as a Civilization

Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life is a 1934 work on the Jewish religion and American Jewish life by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism. The book is Kaplan's most notable work and has influenced a number of …

39427. 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 …

39428. The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee

Matthew Stadler

The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee is a 1993 American novel by Matthew Stadler. The book is a striking example of postmodern narrative technique, in which different genres and styles of expression are mixed together.

39430. 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 …

39435. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

39440. 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 …

39441. Moon Fate

James Axler

Moon Fate is the sixteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

39444. City of Gold and Other Stories from the Old Testament

Peter Dickinson

City of Gold and other stories from the Old Testament is a collection of 33 Old Testament Bible stories retold for children by Peter Dickinson, illustrated by Michael Foreman, and published by Gollancz in 1980. The British Library Association awarded Dickinson his second …

39451. 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. …

39453. Orwell, the transformation

Peter Stansky

Orwell, the transformation is a book written by Peter Stansky and William Abrahams.

39454. 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.

39455. Rex Stout

John J. McAleer

Rex Stout is a book written by John J. McAleer.

39456. Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy

Freeman Wills Crofts

Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy is a crime novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, featuring Inspector Joseph French of Scotland Yard.

39457. 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 …

39461. K-Machines

Damien Broderick

K-Machines is a 2006 science fiction novel by Damien Broderick. It is the sequel to Broderick's 2005 novel Godplayers. It follows the story of August Seebeck who is empowered with a killing device and finds himself moving world to world in a brutal and confusing game.

39462. A Far Sunset

Edmund Cooper

A Far Sunset is a science fiction novel by Edmund Cooper, published by Hodder & Stoughton in July 1967.

39463. Danger and Survival

McGeorge Bundy

Danger and Survival is a book written by McGeorge Bundy.

39464. All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide …

Vladimir Bogdanov

All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues is a non-fiction, encyclopedic referencing of blues music compiled under the direction of All Media Guide.

39466. The Questing Hero

Hugh Cook

The Questing Hero is a book published in 1988 that was written by Hugh Cook.

39467. Shopping

Gavin Kramer

Shopping is the debut novel by British author Gavin Kramer published in 1998 by Fourth Estate, it won the David Higham Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and was short-listed for the Whitbread First Novel Award.

39468. 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 …

39470. Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

E. Paul Zehr

Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero is a 2008 science book by neuroscience professor E. Paul Zehr. The book was first published on November 7, 2008 through Johns Hopkins University Press and covers how much an ordinary person would need to train and adapt to become …

39472. We Couldn't Leave Dinah

Mary Treadgold

We Couldn't Leave Dinah is a children's novel by Mary Treadgold, first published by Jonathan Cape in 1941 with illustrations by Stuart Tresilian. It is a contemporary adventure story set on a fictional island in the English Channel during World War II and eventually during a …

39473. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book

Muriel Feelings

Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book is a book written by Muriel Feelings and illustrated by Tom Feelings.

39474. One Wide River to Cross

Barbara Emberley

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

39475. 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 …

39476. My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Becky Reyher

My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World is a book written by Becky Reyher and illustrated by Ruth Gannett.

39477. The Wonder Smith and His Son

Ella Young

The Wonder-Smith and His Son: A Tale from the Golden Childhood of the World is a children's book by Ella Young. It is a collection of fourteen stories about Gubbaun Saor, the legendary Irish smith and architect. The book, illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff, was first published in …

39478. The Wonderful Year

Nancy Barnes

Wonderful Year is a children's novel by Nancy Barnes with illustrations by Kate Seredy. Wonderful Year was published in 1946 by publisher Julian Messner. It describes a year in the life of the Martin family, including 11-year-old Ellen, who moved from Kansas to a fruit ranch in …

39479. Yonie Wondernose

Marguerite de Angeli

Yonie Wondernose is a 1944 picture book by Marguerite de Angeli, who would later win the Newbery Medal for The Door in the Wall. Sometimes described as an "Amish Curious George", the book was to win the Caldecott Honor citation. As with many of de Angeli's books, it was how she …

39480. As I Was Crossing Boston Common

Norma Farber

As I Was Crossing Boston Common is the 1975 book by Norma Farber.

39481. 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.

39483. Pleasant Dreams: Nightmares

Robert Bloch

Pleasant Dreams: Nightmares is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Robert Bloch. It was released in 1960 and was the author's second book published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 2,060 copies. The stories originally appeared in several …

39484. 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.

39485. The Nature of Mass Poverty

John Kenneth Galbraith

The Nature of Mass Poverty is an economics book by John Kenneth Galbraith published in 1979, in which Galbraith draws on his experiences as ambassador to India to explain the causes for and solutions to poverty. He begins by differentiating so-called "case poverty" of …

39486. Memoirs of Many in One

Patrick White

Memoirs of Many in One is a 1986 novel by Patrick White, in which White is taken to be editing the papers of a fictional Alex Gray.

39489. 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 …

39490. Outside Providence

Peter Farrelly [director]

Outside Providence is an English language novel by American writer, producer, and director Peter Farrelly.

39492. Madumo, a Man Bewitched

Adam Ashforth

Madumo, a Man Bewitched is a 2000 non-fiction anthropology book written by Australian social scientist and professor Adam Ashforth.

39493. 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.

39494. The Man in the Moon

James Blaylock

The Man in the Moon was James Blaylock’s first completed novel, however it remained unpublished for decades. It was meant to be the first of fantasy series about a world peopled by elves, dwarves, goblins, and normal people, as well as a smattering of wizards, witches, and other …

39496. Angry Blonde


Angry Blonde is a 2000 non-fiction book by rapper Eminem. The book was first published on November 21, 2000 through HarperEntertainment and features Eminem's commentary of his songs as well as several pictures that had not been previously published at that point in time. A …

39497. 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 …

39498. The House of the Worm

Gary Myers

The House of the Worm is a collection of stories by author Gary Myers. It was published in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,144 copies and was the author's first book. The book is a stylistic pastiche of H. P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany, and may be seen as an expansion of …

39499. 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.

39500. The Billion Dollar Ransom

Franklin W. Dixon

The Billion Dollar Ransom is the 73rd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

39503. 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 …

39505. The Final Passage

Caryl Phillips

The Final Passage is Caryl Phillips's debut novel. First published in 1985, it is about the Caribbean diaspora exemplified in the lives of a young family from a small island of the British West Indies who decide to join the 1950s exodus to the mother country. They arrive in …

39509. Coronado's Children

J. Frank Dobie

Coronado's Children was the second book written by J. Frank Dobie, published by The Southwest Press in 1930. It deals with lore of lost mines and lost treasures in the American Southwest, for the most part in Texas. The Spanish explorer Coronado quested for the fabled Seven …

39512. 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 …

39515. 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.

39517. New York Jew

Alfred Kazin

New York Jew is a book written by Alfred Kazin.

39518. The Kennel Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Kennel Murder Case is a 1933 murder mystery novel, written by S. S. Van Dine, with fictional detective Philo Vance investigating a complex locked room mystery.

39519. The Scarab Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Scarab Murder Case is a classic whodunit written by S. S. Van Dine. In this book, detective Philo Vance's murder investigation takes place in a private home that doubles as a museum of Egyptology, and the solution depends in part on Vance's extensive knowledge of Egyptian …

39520. Saraband of Lost Time

Richard Grant

Saraband of Lost Time is a science fiction novel by Maine author Richard Grant, published by Avon Books in 1985. It is his first of several novels, labeled as science fiction. Saraband placed eighth in the annual Locus Poll for best first novel, and received a special citation …

39522. Uncle Target

Gavin Lyall

Uncle Target is a third person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1988, and the fourth and last in his series of novels with the character “Harry Maxim” as the main protagonist.

39524. Goest

Cole Swensen

Goest is a book written by Cole Swensen.

39529. The Forgotten Planet

Murray Leinster

The Forgotten Planet is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster. It was released in 1954 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. The novel is a fix-up from three short stories, "The Mad Planet" and "The Red Dust", both of which had originally appeared in the magazine …

39530. The Pirates of Zan

Murray Leinster

The Pirates of Zan is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in 1959 as "The Pirates of Ersatz". It was nominated for the 1960 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It first appeared in book form in 1959 as one component of an Ace …

39531. Mercenary from Tomorrow

Mack Reynolds

Mercenary from Tomorrow is a 1968 science fiction novel written by Mack Reynolds. It is the first in a series about Joe Mauser, a soldier in a rigid, caste-based society that makes it very difficult to better oneself.

39533. Rosetta

Dave Stern

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

39535. 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.

39537. 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 …

39539. 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 …

39540. Never Kissed Goodnight

Edie Claire

Never Kissed Goodnight: A Leigh Koslow Mystery is a crime novel by the American writer Edie Claire set in contemporary Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, whose cousin Cara's father abandoned her when she was a baby. Koslow seeks …

39543. Mind Transfer

Janet Asimov

Mind Transfer is a science fiction novel by Janet Asimov, published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc. in 1988.

39544. Dragons at the Party

Jon Cleary

Dragons at the Party is a 1987 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the fourth book featuring Sydney homicide detective Scobie Malone, and marked the character's first appearance in print in fourteen years.

39545. Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries)

Gloria Skurzynski

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

39546. 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 …

39548. More Joy in Heaven

Morley Callaghan

More Joy in Heaven is a novel written by Canadian author Morley Callaghan and published in 1937. The central figure, Kip Caley, was inspired by Norman Ryan, a criminal who had committed a number of robberies in Quebec, Ontario and the United States. Callaghan's friend Ernest …

39549. Bad Bargain

Diana G. Gallagher

Bad Bargain is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

39564. The Money Harvest

Ross Thomas

The Money Harvest is a book written by Ross Thomas.

39565. 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.

39569. Sender Unknown

Sallie Lowenstein

Sender Unknown is a science fiction novel for young adults by Sallie Lowenstein. It was first published by Lion Stone Books in 2002, and later published by Scholastic Inc. in 2006.

39587. Blues for an Alabama sky

Pearl Cleage

Blues for an Alabama sky is a GLAAD Media Awards nominated play by Pearl Cleage.

39595. Dead Gods

Monte Cook

Dead Gods is an adventure module for the second edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

39598. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Neil Gaiman

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, …

39599. The Hydrogen Sonata

Iain Banks

The New York Times bestselling Culture novel... The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization.An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten …

39600. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of …

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