The most popular books in English
from 39801 to 40000

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.

39802. Castle Skull

John Dickson Carr

Castle Skull, first published in 1931, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Henri Bencolin. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

39803. 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, …

39805. 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 …

39806. The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad

"The Secret Sharer" is a short story by Joseph Conrad written in 1909, first published in Harper's Magazine in 1910, and as a book in the short-story collection Twixt Land and Sea. The story was filmed as a segment of the 1952 film Face to Face. The Secret Sharer was adapted to …

39808. Arctic Adventure

Willard Price

Arctic Adventure is a 1980 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price. It features his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt.

39809. African Adventure

Willard Price

African Adventure is a 1963 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. On Safari in Uganda, Hal and Roger manage to capture a varied collection of African animals including hippo, hyena, …

39810. Mao and China

Stanley Karnow

Mao and China is a book written by Stanley Karnow.

39813. The young Hemingway

Michael Reynolds

The young Hemingway is a book written by Michael Reynolds.

39814. 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 …

39815. The Samarkand Solution

Gary Gygax

The Samarkand Solution is a book written by Gary Gygax.

39816. 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.

39817. Inspector Ghote's First Case

H. R. F. Keating

Inspector Ghote's First Case is a crime novel by H. R. F. Keating.

39819. Alice James, A Biography

Jean Strouse

Alice James, A Biography is a book by Jean Strouse.

39820. Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, and was first published as a serial 1837–9. The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then apprenticed with an undertaker. He escapes from there and …

39827. A Dog of Flanders

Ouida

A Dog of Flanders is an 1872 novel by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée published with her pseudonym "Ouida". It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog, Patrasche. The story, of English origin, has not been read widely in Belgium, but is becoming better known …

39829. 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, …

39830. 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.

39833. Small Victories

Samuel G. Freedman

Small Victories is a book written by Samuel G. Freedman.

39835. 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" …

39836. 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" …

39839. On the Boundaries of Darkness

Niel Hancock

On the Boundaries of Darkness is a book published in 1982 that was written by Niel Hancock.

39853. 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.

39856. Earth to Earth

John Cornwell

Earth to Earth is a book written by John Cornwell.

39857. A Far Sunset

Edmund Cooper

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

39858. Rivers and mountains

John Ashbery

Rivers and mountains is a collection of poems written by John Ashbery.

39859. 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.

39860. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a humorous novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next seven years. Probably Sterne's most enduring work, it purports to be a …

39861. 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.

39863. The Marxists

C. Wright Mills

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

39864. 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 …

39866. 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 …

39867. 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.

39868. One Wide River to Cross

Barbara Emberley

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

39869. The Old Tobacco Shop

William Bowen

The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure is a children's fantasy novel by William Bowen that was named a Newbery Honor book. The novel, published by MacMillan in 1921, is illustrated by Reginald Birch.

39870. The Book of Mercy

Kathleen Cambor

The Book of Mercy is the debut novel of the American writer Kathleen Cambor. Narrated in alternate chapters by Edmund Mueller, an 83-year-old retired Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania firefighter, and his daughter, Anne, a 42-year-old psychiatrist and single mother, the novel weaves a …

39871. All Falling Down

Gene Zion

All Falling Down is a book written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham.

39872. The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales

Ella Young

The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales: Episodes from the Fionn Saga is a children's book by Ella Young, a collection of Irish legends from the Fenian Cycle. These are tales about the hero Fionn mac Cumhaill and his band of warriors, the Fianna. Illustrated by Vera Bock, the …

39873. The Thanksgiving Story

Alice Dalgliesh

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

39874. The Wave

Margaret Hodges

The Wave is a book written by Margaret Hodges and illustrated by Blair Lent.

39875. Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. The main character, Holly Golightly, is one of Capote's best-known creations.

39877. 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 …

39878. 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. …

39879. 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 …

39880. Flannelled Fool

T. C. Worsley

Flannelled Fool is an autobiography by T. C. Worsley, published in 1967. It takes its title from a phrase in "The Islanders", a poem by Rudyard Kipling. Though Flannelled Fool is subtitled A Slice of a Life in the Thirties, much of it treats the author's childhood and education …

39883. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

SMOLLETT

The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is a novel by Tobias Smollett first published in 1753. It was Smollett's third novel and met with less success than his two previous more picaresque tales. The central character is a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders …

39885. 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.

39888. 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.

39892. Following the Mystery Man

Mary Downing Hahn

Following the Mystery Man is a book by Mary Downing Hahn.

39898. Susannah of the Mounties

Muriel Denison

Susannah of the Mounties is a novel written by Muriel Denison in 1936. In the book Susannah is sent to Regina, Saskatchewan to spend the summer with her uncle who is a Mountie. There were several sequels to the book, including Susannah at Boarding School, Susannah of the Yukon …

39900. Beyond the Dar Al-Harb

Gordon R. Dickson

Beyond the Dar Al-Harb is a collection of three fantasy and science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Tor Books in 1985. The title story is original to this collection, and features "Red Jamie", a character from the Thieves World series previously …

39902. The Carnelian Throne

Janet Morris

The Carnelian Throne is a 1979 fantasy novel by Janet Morris. Published by Bantam Books, it is the fourth and final title of the Silistra series.

39905. Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett

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

39910. Genius Loci and Other Tales

Clark Ashton Smith

Genius Loci and Other Tales is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1948 and was the author's third book published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 3,047 copies. The stories were …

39912. Music, the arts, and ideas

Leonard B. Meyer

Music, the arts, and ideas is a book written by Leonard B. Meyer.

39914. 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 …

39915. 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 …

39916. The Last Dream

Gordon R. Dickson

The Last Dream is a collection of fantasy and science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1986. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Fantastic, Startling …

39919. The Slave-girl from Jerusalem

Caroline Lawrence

The Slave-girl from Jerusalem is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence. The novel, the thirteenth in the Roman Mysteries series, was published in 2007. It is set in December AD 80 in and around Ostia, and deals with death, slavery and the Roman legal system.

39922. 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.

39925. Mind Transfer

Janet Asimov

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

39926. 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.

39928. 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.

39930. Electronic Life

Michael Crichton

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

39932. 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 …

39933. 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 …

39938. Peter's Pence

Jon Cleary

Peter's Pence is a 1975 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary about an IRA plot to steal treasure from the Vatican with the help of an Irish-American journalist. They wind up kidnapping the Pope instead. The book won Best Novel at the 1975 Edgar Awards.

39939. 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 …

39945. 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 …

39962. 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.

39993. Dead Gods

Monte Cook

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

40000. Us

David Nicholls

From David Nicholls, author of the mega-bestselling fiction sensation One Day, comes a highly anticipated new novel that follows one man’s efforts to salvage his marriage—and repair his troubled relationship with his teenaged son—during the course of a trip around EuropeRenowned …



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