The most popular books in English.

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.

4003. The Radetzky March

Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth's 1932 novel, The Radetzky March, starts with an accident that creates a dynasty. When an infantry lieutenant steps in front of a bullet intended for the young Franz Joseph, the Austro-Hungarian emperor rewards him with wealth, promotion, and a knighthood. Almost …

4004. Parable of the Talents

Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents is the second in a series of science fiction novels written by Octavia E. Butler and published in 1998.

4005. Something Happened

Joseph Heller

Something Happened is Joseph Heller's second novel. Its main character and narrator is Bob Slocum, a businessman who engages in a stream of consciousness narrative about his job, his family, his childhood, his sexual escapades, and his own psyche. While there is an ongoing plot …

4006. The Black Unicorn

Terry Brooks

The Black Unicorn is the second novel in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series by Terry Brooks, and the follow-up to Magic Kingdom for Sale -- SOLD!. Published in 1987, the book revolves around the evil wizard Meeks attempting to wrest control of the kingdom from Ben Holiday, the …

4007. The Antichrist

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Antichrist is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1895. Although it was written in 1888, its controversial content made Franz Overbeck and Heinrich Köselitz delay its publication, along with Ecce Homo. The German title can be translated …

4008. A Case of Need

Michael Crichton

A Case of Need is a mystery novel written by Michael Crichton under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson. It was first published in 1968 by The World Publishing Company and won an Edgar Award in 1969. The novel was adapted into the 1972 film The Carey Treatment, and was re-released in …

4009. Drown

Junot Díaz

Drown is the debut short story collection from Dominican-American author Junot Díaz and was published by Riverhead Books in 1996. It precedes his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the short story collection This Is How …

4010. Shakespeare's Landlord

Charlaine Harris

Unabridged CD Audiobook 6 CDs / 6.75 hours long... Note this publisher does not seal nor plastic wrap new audiobooks... it is publsihed in a CD binder with a professional cover.

4011. On the Genealogy of Morality

Friedrich Nietzsche

On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic is a 1887 book by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It consists of a preface and three interrelated essays that expand and follow through on doctrines Nietzsche sketched out in Beyond Good and Evil. The three Abhandlungen trace …

4012. Shirley

Charlotte Brontë

A passionate but unsentimental depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generationsStruggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers …

4013. Succubus Blues

Richelle Mead

Succubus (n) - An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) - A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she …

4014. The Crab with the Golden Claws

Herge

The Crab with the Golden Claws is the ninth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in Le Soir Jeunesse, the children's supplement to Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from October 1940 to …

4016. A Certain Justice

P. D. James

Although A Certain Justice begins with news of a murder, the victim isn't set to die for another four weeks. Publicly respected but privately loathed, Venetia Aldridge has far more enemies than a brilliant London criminal lawyer should--and at least one of them is determined to …

4018. "O" Is for Outlaw

Sue Grafton

Wise-cracking, staunchly independent, and chronically curious, Grafton's gritty gumshoe Kinsey Millhone is back. This time, the alphabet series star will take on the toughest case to date: her past. What begins as a random phone call from a "storage space scavenger" (someone who …

4019. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch …

Ariel Levy

Ariel Levy’s debut book is a bold, piercing examination of how twenty-first century American society perceives sex and women. Writing vividly, she brings her readers to places she visited to make her assessment; the elevator of Playboy Enterprises with women auditioning to be …

4020. Rage of a Demon King

Raymond E. Feist

Rage of a Demon King is the third book in Raymond E. Feist's Serpentwar Saga and the eleventh book of his Riftwar cycle. It was published in 1997 in the United States by Avon Books and the United Kingdom by Harper Collins. At the opening of the novel Erik Von Darkmoor is helping …

4022. Measure for Measure

Roma (Ed) Gill

Measure for Measure is among the most passionately discussed of Shakespeare’s plays. In it, a duke temporarily removes himself from governing his city-state, deputizing a member of his administration, Angelo, to enforce the laws more rigorously. Angelo chooses as his first …

4023. The Paper Moon

Andrea Camilleri

The Paper Moon is a 2005 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2008 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the ninth novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series. Montalbano nostalgically recalls his boyhood and the memories of his family, remembering …

4024. Code to zero

Ken Follett

Code to Zero is a novel by the British author Ken Follett, published by Pan Macmillan. The story follows Luke, an amnesic who spends the duration of the book learning of his life, and slowly uncovering secrets of a conspiracy to hold America back in the space race. It is set out …

4025. Magic for Beginners

Kelly Link

"If I had to pick the most powerfully original voice in fantasy today, it would be Kelly Link. Her stories begin in a world very much like our own, but then, following some mysterious alien geometry, they twist themselves into something fantastic and, frequently, horrific. You …

4027. The Eye in the Door

Pat Barker

The Eye in the Door is a novel by Pat Barker, first published in 1993, and forming the second part of the Regeneration trilogy. The Eye in the Door is set in London, beginning in mid-April, 1918, and continues the interwoven stories of Dr William Rivers, Billy Prior, and …

4028. Dragon Tears

Dean Koontz

Dragon Tears is a 1993 paranormal/horror novel by the best selling author Dean Koontz.

4029. The Golden Bough

James George Frazer

The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer. It was first published in two volumes in 1890; in three volumes in 1900; the third edition, published …

4030. Already Dead

Charlie Huston

Already Dead is a 2005 pulp-noir / horror novel by Charlie Huston and published in 2005. This is the first of the Joe Pitt Casebooks.

4031. Missing

Karin Alvtegen

Born into a life of privilege, Sybilla has spent many years opting instead to live on the streets of Stockholm, cadging a bed, a bath, a meal, where she can. Her favorite technique?one she permits herself only as a special treat?plays out at the Grand Hotel, where with luck she …

4032. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare is a book by Stephen Greenblatt.

4034. A Natural History of the Senses

Diane Ackerman

A Natural History of the Senses is a 1990 non-fiction book by American author, poet, and naturalist Diane Ackerman. In this book, Ackerman examines both the science of how the different senses work, and the varied means by which different cultures have sought to stimulate the …

4035. Interface

Neal Stephenson

Interface is a 1994 novel by Neal Stephenson and George Jewsbury. It was originally sold with the author pseudonym of Stephen Bury, then reissued as being by Bury and J. Frederick George, and most recently as being by Stephenson and George. Interface is a near-future thriller, …

4036. The Empty Chair

Jeffery Deaver

The Empty Chair is a crime novel by Jeffery Deaver. It is the third novel in a series featuring Lincoln Rhyme; the first of which was made into a movie, The Bone Collector.

4037. The Ionian Mission

Patrick O'Brian

The Ionian Mission is the eighth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1981. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars. The plot begins with the marriage of Dr Maturin and Diana Villiers. Soon after, Captain Aubrey takes HMS …

4038. In the Forests of the Night

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

In the Forests of the Night is a vampire novel written by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, and published in 1999. Originally entitled White Wine, she wrote it at the age of thirteen. The book was published on May 11, 1999, about a month after she turned fifteen. It is the first novel in …

4039. Stories of Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of …

4042. Diary of a Madman

Nikolai Gogol

Hailed by Nabokov as "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced," Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and …

4043. The High Window

Raymond Chandler

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's third novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune—the elements don't …

4044. Sweet Thursday

John Steinbeck

Sweet Thursday is a 1954 novel by John Steinbeck. It is a sequel to Cannery Row and set in the years after the end of World War II. According to the author, "Sweet Thursday" is the day between Lousy Wednesday and Waiting Friday.

4045. Babycakes

Armistead Maupin

The fourth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, soon to return to television as a Netflix original series once again starring Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis.When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife …

4046. In the Garden of Iden

Kage Baker

In the Garden of Iden is a 1997 science fiction novel by Kage Baker. Although it is set entirely in the 16th century, in Spain and England, it is a science fiction story revolving around the activities of a group of immortal cyborgs, individuals who appear human but have been …

4047. A Caribbean Mystery

Agatha Christie

A Caribbean Mystery is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 16 November 1964 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. The UK edition retailed at sixteen shillings and the US edition …

4048. The Big Four

Agatha Christie

The Big Four is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by William Collins & Sons on 27 January 1927 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. It features Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, and Inspector Japp. The UK …

4049. Palm Of The Hand Stories

Yasunari Kawabata

Palm-of-the-Hand Stories is the name Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata gave to more than 140 short stories he wrote over his long career, though he reputedly preferred the reading Tanagokoro for the 掌 character. The earliest story was published in 1920 with the last appearing …

4050. The Emperor

Ryszard Kapuscinski

The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat, published in 1978, is Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński's analysis of the decline and fall of Haile Selassie's regime in Ethiopia. In 1974, while the Ethiopian Army was still busy consolidating power, Kapuściński "traveled to Ethiopia to …

4051. Last Call

Tim Powers

Last Call is a fantasy novel by Tim Powers. It was published by William Morrow & Co in 1992 with ISBN 0-688-10732-X. It is the first book in a loose trilogy called Fault Lines; the second book, Expiration Date, is vaguely related to Last Call, the third book, Earthquake …

4052. Everville

Clive Barker

Everville is a novel by British author Clive Barker. It was released in 1994 and is the second in the "Book of the Art", but it also can be read alone. The first part of The Art Trilogy, The Great and Secret Show, was released in 1989. Everville tells the story of a small town …

4055. Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans

Poor Miss Clavel! In "an old house in Paris that was covered with vines," Miss Clavel oversees the education of 12 little girls, the littlest of whom is the mischievous Madeline. Despite her size, she fearlessly pooh-poohs the tiger in the zoo and frightens Miss Clavel with her …

4056. Cross Country

James Patterson

When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly …

4057. Fleshmarket Close

Ian Rankin

On a notorious street where propriety and decadence clash, in the basement of a newly renovated bar, the bones of a woman and child are discovered beneath a cement floor. It's an unusually gruesome find, even for Fleshmarket Alley. When Inspector John Rebus is called to …

4058. The Family Trade

Charles Stross

The Family Trade is the first book of Charles Stross' alternate history, science fiction series The Merchant Princes. It placed fifth in the annual Locus Poll for best fantasy novel as well as winning the Sidewise Award for Alternate History a year later. The first novel …

4059. Deep Wizardry

Diane Duane

Deep Wizardry is the second book in the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. It is the sequel to So You Want to Be a Wizard.

4060. Super Sad True Love Story

Gary Shteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story is the third novel by American writer Gary Shteyngart. The novel takes place in a near-future dystopian New York where life is dominated by media and retail.

4061. The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 6

Herge

The Calculus Affair is the eighteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in the newly established Tintin magazine from December 1954 to February 1956. The narrative follows the attempts of young …

4062. Transmetropolitan: The New Scum 4: New Streets

Warren Ellis

Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 21st Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. In …

4063. Prisoners of the Sun

Herge

Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures. …

4064. For The Sake Of Elena

Elizabeth George

Elena Weaver was a surprise to anyone meeting her for the first time. In her clingy dresses and dangling earrings she exuded a sexuality at odds with the innocence projected by the unicorn posters on her walls. While her embittered mother fretted about her welfare from her home …

4065. What's so amazing about grace?

Philip Yancey

In 1987, an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived. And forgave. He said of the bombers, "I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge. . . . I shall pray, tonight and every night, that God will forgive …

4066. City of Night

Dean Koontz

City of Night is a novel released in 2005 by the best-selling author Dean Koontz and Ed Gorman. The book is the second in Koontz's series, entitled Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. The third book in the series, Dead and Alive, was published in 2009.

4067. The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

G.W. Dahlquist

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is the first novel by playwright Gordon Dahlquist and was published in the USA on August 1, 2006. A first sequel, The Dark Volume, was published in the UK by Penguin on May 1, 2008. A second sequel, The Chemickal Marriage was released in 2012.

4068. The Jester

James Patterson

The Jester is a novel by James Patterson.

4069. Samarkand

Amin Maalouf

This series is designed to bring to North American readers the once-unheard voices of writers who have achieved wide acclaim at home, but are not recognized beyond the borders of their native lands. With special emphasis on women writers, Interlink's Emerging Voices series …

4070. Double Whammy

Carl Hiaasen

"Twists and turns with breathtaking speed...You're gonna like this ride." - Washington Post Book WorldR.J. Decker, star tenant of the local trailer park and neophyte private eye is fishing for a killer. Thanks to a sportsman's scam that's anything but sportsmanlike, there's a …

4071. Street Magic

Tamora Pierce

Street Magic is the second book in the quartet The Circle Opens by fantasy author Tamora Pierce. It describes the further adventures of child-mage Briar Moss in his travels with his teacher, the Dedicate Initiate Rosethorn.

4073. Goldfinger

Ian Fleming

Goldfinger is the seventh novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 23 March 1959. Goldfinger originally bore the title The Richest Man in the World and was written in January and February 1958. The story centres on the investigation …

4074. A Pocket Full of Rye

Agatha Christie

Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket. His death is followed in quick succession by a woman dying while eating bread and honey, and a maid in her garden. Inspector Neele, in charge of investigating the spate of murders, consults with Miss …

4075. The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan

The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time is a reference book for the bestselling The Wheel of Time epic fantasy series of novels by Robert Jordan. It is published in the United States by Tor Books and in the United Kingdom by Orbit Books. The bulk of the text was written …

4076. Faerie Tale

Raymond E. Feist

“A contemporary novel of masterful horror replete with magic, fantasy, and more than a little stylish sensuality.”—The Washington PostPhil Hastings was a lucky man—he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he'd just moved …

4077. Riptide

Douglas Preston

Riptide is a novel written by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston published in 1998 by Warner Books. The novel revolves around a plot to retrieve the buried treasure of nefarious pirate Red Ned Ockham. The treasure, which is estimated to be worth close to two billion dollars, …

4078. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a book written by Barbara Robinson in 1971. It tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys, six delinquent children surnamed Herdman who engage in misfit behavior for their age such as smoking, drinking jug wine, and …

4080. Going Solo

Roald Dahl

Going Solo is a memoir by Roald Dahl, first published by Jonathan Cape in London in 1986. It is a continuation of his autobiography describing his childhood, Boy. It tells about his voyage to Africa, describing the various strange people he meets. He was on a boat heading …

4081. Ticktock

Dean Koontz

Ticktock is a novel by Dean Koontz. It is significantly out-of-genre for Koontz: after a typical horror opening, the tone of the plot changes to screwball comedy and the humour increases steadily to the end. The subplot of protagonist Tommy Phan's struggle to reconcile his …

4082. Dark Star Safari

Paul Theroux

In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux’s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going …

4083. The Talismans of Shannara

Terry Brooks

The descendants of the Elven house of Shannara have all completed their quests: Paranor, the Druid's Keep, has been restored; the Elves have been returned to the Four Lands; and Par Ohmsford has found what he believes to be the legendary Sword of Shannara. But their work is not …

4084. Songmaster

Orson Scott Card

Songmaster is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card. The story of the Songmaster occurs in a future human empire, and follows Ansset, a beautiful young boy whose perfect singing voice has the power of amplifying people's emotions, making him both a potential healer and …

4085. The Sea of Trolls

Nancy Farmer

Three time Newbery honor author Nancy Farmer's epic fantasy, The Sea of Trolls, is gigantic in every way. There are big Vikings and bigger trolls. There are big themes--hope, despair, life and death. At a substantial 450+ pages, the sheer size of this hefty tome is impressive. …

4086. Impulse

Ellen Hopkins

Sometimes you don't wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same. Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide. Vanessa is beautiful and …

4087. First Rider's Call

Kristen Britain

Magic, danger, and adventure abound for messenger Karigan G'ladheon in the second book in Kristen Britain's New York Times-bestselling Green Rider fantasy series • "First-rate fantasy." —Library Journal Karigan G'ladheon was once a Green Rider, one of the king of Sacoridia's …

4088. Heartfire

Orson Scott Card

This is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's popular Alvin the Maker series, based on an alternate America where some people are born with knacks, which resemble magical abilities. The protagonist of the series, Alvin, is a maker who not only can fix things (such as restoring a …

4089. The Promise

Chaim Potok

The Promise is a novel written by Chaim Potok, published in 1969. It is a sequel to his previous novel The Chosen. Set in 1950s New York, it continues the saga of the two friends, Reuven Malter, an Liberal Jew studying to become a rabbi, and Danny Saunders, a genius Hasidic Jew …

4090. A Perfect Spy

John le Carré

John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim.Immersing readers in two parallel dramas -- one about the making of a …

4091. A Place Called Freedom

Ken Follett

With action that spans two countries on opposite sides of the Atlantic, making a credible audio version of this epic tale is no small feat. Victor Garber, the talented actor of stage and screen (Sleepless in Seattle, I'll Fly Away, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd), does an …

4093. Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions

Daniel Wallace

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions is a 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace. It was adapted into a film, Big Fish, in 2003 by Tim Burton. A musical adaptation starring Norbert Leo Butz premiered in Chicago in April 2013.

4094. The Naked God

Peter F. Hamilton

The Naked God is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the third book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy, following on from The Reality Dysfunction and The Neutronium Alchemist. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 8 October 1999. This was the …

4095. Shade's Children

Garth Nix

Shade's Children is a young adult science fiction novel by Garth Nix. It was first published in 1997 by HarperCollins.

4096. The Persian Boy

Mary Renault

The Persian Boy is a 1972 historical novel written by Mary Renault and narrated by Bagoas, a young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by his father's enemies, castrated, and sold as a slave to the king Darius III, who makes him his favorite. Eventually he …

4098. Black Sun Rising

Celia S. Friedman

Black Sun Rising, published in 1991, is a fantasy novel by C. S. Friedman. It is the first book in the Coldfire Trilogy, followed by When True Night Falls.

4099. The Assault on Reason

Al Gore

The Assault on Reason is a 2007 book written by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. In the book, Gore argues that there is a trend in U.S. politics toward ignoring facts and analysis when making policy decisions. He heavily criticizes the George W. Bush administration for its …

4100. Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's …

David Sheff

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction is a best-selling memoir by David Sheff that describes how his family dealt with his son Nic's methamphetamine addiction. It was published by Houghton Mifflin on April 26, 2008. The book grew out of the article "My …

4101. The Naming of the Dead

Ian Rankin

The leaders of the free world descend on Scotland for an international conference, and every cop in the country is needed for front-line duty...except one. John Rebus's reputation precedes him, and his bosses don't want him anywhere near Presidents Bush and Putin, which explains …

4102. The Book of Merlyn

T. H. White

The Book of Merlyn is an Arthurian fantasy book written by T. H. White. It is the conclusion of The Once and Future King, but it was published separately and posthumously.

4103. The Black Gryphon

Mercedes Lackey

The Black Gryphon is the first novel in the chronological timeline of the Valdemar Saga by author Mercedes Lackey, although not published until 1994.

4104. The Member of the Wedding

Carson McCullers

The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the first time. Here is the story of the inimitable …

4105. The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the …

Victor Pelevin

Victor Pelevin, the iconoclastic and wildly interesting contemporary Russian novelist who The New Yorker named one of the Best European Writers Under 35, upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. By …

4106. Split Infinity

Piers Anthony

Split Infinity is a book published in 1980 that was written by Piers Anthony.

4107. Century Rain

Alastair Reynolds

Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. …

4108. Dark Prince

Christine Feehan

Dark Prince is a paranormal/suspense novel written by American author Christine Feehan. Published in 1999, it is the first book in her Dark Series, which to date has 28 titles.

4109. Excellent Women

Barbara Pym

“The finest introduction to Barbara Pym” (The New York Times): a hilarious comedy of manners by the shrewdly observant British novelist often compared to Jane Austen One of Barbara Pym’s richest and most amusing high comedies, Excellent Women has at its center Mildred Lathbury, …

4110. Finding Cassie Crazy

Jaclyn Moriarty

Finding Cassie Crazy is a novel by Jaclyn Moriarty. It was first published 2003 in Australia. The novel is both a stand-alone and also the second book of the Ashbury/Brookfield series.

4111. Divine Justice

David Baldacci

Following the instant # 1 New York Times bestseller Stone Cold, Oliver Stone and the Camel Club return in David Baldacci's most surprising thriller yet . . . Known by his alias, "Oliver Stone," John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men …

4112. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

Guy Delisle

As cameras are not allowed in North Korea, Pyongyang is a perfect example of the power of the graphic novel medium.Delisle's critically acclaimed memoir captures his two months spent in North Korea as an animator. As one of the few Westerners who is able to visit the country, …

4113. And the Ass Saw the Angel

Nick Cave

"Euchrid Eucrow - outcast among outcasts. Born mute to a drunken mother and a father who spends his days building vicious traps and his nights building delicate towers of cards. Euchrid has a mind that seethes with words to express his vision of the world around him." It is …

4114. Breath, Eyes, Memory

Edwidge Danticat

Breath, Eyes, Memory is Edwidge Danticat's acclaimed 1994 novel, and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club Selection in May 1998.

4115. Blue Noon

Scott Westerfeld

Midnighters 3: Blue Noon is a young adult novel by Scott Westerfeld. Blue Noon is the third and final book in his Midnighters series and was released in 2005 through EOS Books, a now defunct branch of HarperCollins.

4116. A Dame to Kill For

Frank Miller

A Dame to Kill For is a comic book limited series first published by Dark Horse Comics in 1993. It is the second story in Frank Miller's Sin City series, and the first to be published in miniseries format. It was written and drawn by Frank Miller. It has since been reprinted in …

4117. The Witches of Eastwick (1996)

John Updike

Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; …

4119. The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jane Jacobs

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of …

4120. Dragonseye

Anne McCaffrey

Red Star Rising or Dragonseye is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It was the fourteenth book published in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne or her son Todd McCaffrey. Red Star Rising, or Red Star Rising: Second Chronicles of Pern, was …

4122. Christy

Catherine Marshall

Christy is a historical fiction novel by Christian author Catherine Marshall set in the fictional Appalachian village of Cutter Gap, Tennessee, in 1912. The novel was inspired by the story of the journey made by her own mother, Leonora Whitaker, to teach the impoverished …

4123. Discourse on the Method

René Descartes

By far the most widely used translation in North American college classrooms, Donald A. Cress's translation from the French of the Adam and Tannery critical edition is prized for its accuracy, elegance, and economy. The translation featured in the Third Edition has been …

4124. Sanctuary

William Faulkner

Psychologically astute and wonderfully poetic, Sanctuary is a powerful novel examining the nature of true evil, through the prisms of mythology, local lore, and hard-boiled detective fiction. This is the dark, at times brutal, story of the kidnapping of Mississippi debutante …

4126. Beach Road

James Patterson

Beach Road is a book by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge.

4128. Explorers on the Moon

Herge

Explorers on the Moon is the seventeenth of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in the newly established Tintin magazine from October 1952 to December 1953. Completing an arc begun in Destination Moon, the …

4129. The Piano Teacher

Elfriede Jelinek

"The Piano Teacher , [winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature,] is an exploration of fascism, not so much in the political sense as in the personal. In Joachim Neugroschel's excellent translation, the language is simple yet full of imaginative, often-funny metaphors, the …

4130. The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness

Part two of the literary sci-fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard – and secrets are never safe.Reaching the end of their flight in The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. …

4131. Birthday Stories

Haruki Murakami

Birthday Stories is a 2002 short story anthology edited by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Despite the theme's happy connotations most of the short stories have a dark, melancholic atmosphere.

4132. State of Wonder

Ann Patchett

Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2011: In State of Wonder, pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh sets off into the Amazon jungle to find the remains and effects of a colleague who recently died under somewhat mysterious circumstances. But first she must locate Dr. …

4133. A Taste for Death

P. D. James

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict …

4134. Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

James Gleick

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman is a book written by James Gleick.

4136. The Secret of the Old Clock

Carolyn Keene

The Secret of the Old Clock is the first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It was first published on April 28, 1930 and revised in 1959 by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Nancy Drew is an eighteen-year-old high school graduate. …

4137. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Don Tapscott

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything is a book by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, first published in December 2006. It explores how some companies in the early 21st century have used mass collaboration and open-source technology, such as wikis, to be …

4138. Forever Peace

Joe Haldeman

Forever Peace is a 1997 science fiction novel by Joe Haldeman. It won the Nebula Award, Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1998.

4140. A Light in the Window

Jan Karon

A Light in the Window is a novel written by American author Jan Karon. It is book two of The Mitford Years series. The first edition was published in hardcover format by Doubleday in 1994.

4141. Valhalla Rising

Clive Cussler

Valhalla Rising is a 2001 Clive Cussler book in the Dirk Pitt series. The events depicted in the book take place between July and August 2003.

4142. Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

Buzz Bissinger

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream is a 1990 non-fiction book written by H. G. Bissinger. The book follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas, as they made a run towards the Texas state championship. While originally …

4143. Personal Demon

Kelley Armstrong

Personal Demon, a fantasy novel published in 2008, is the eighth book in the Women of the Otherworld series written by Canadian author Kelley Armstrong. It is the first novel in the series to have more than one narrator and the first to include a male narrator.

4145. Selected Stories of Anton Chekov

Anton Chekhov

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of …

4146. First Lord's Fury

Jim Butcher

First Lord's Fury is a 2009 high fantasy novel by Jim Butcher. It is the sixth and final book of the Codex Alera novel series. For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new …

4147. The Wave

Todd Strasser

The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces …

4148. Phaedrus

Plato

Written by Plato around 370 BC, Phaedrus is an insightful dialogue on love and rhetoric, featuring Plato's main protagonist, Socrates. The dialogue simply includes Socrates and his interlocutor, Phaedrus, whom he met with on the outskirts of Athens. Phaedrus has just left the …

4149. La Bête humaine

Emile Zola

His haunting, impressionistic study of a man's slow corruption by jealousy, Emile Zola's The Beast Within (La Bete Humaine) is translated from the French with an introduction and notes by Roger Whitehouse in Penguin Classics. Roubaud is consumed by a jealous rage when he …

4150. Reunion

Meg Cabot

Reunion is the third book in the thrilling, romantic Mediator series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot. The RLS Angels are out for blood, and only Suze can stop them—since she's the only one who can see them. The four ghostly …

4151. The Inner Circle

T. Coraghessan Boyle

The Inner Circle is a novel by T. C. Boyle first published in 2004 about the development of sexology in the United States and about Alfred Kinsey's rise to fame during the late 1940s and early 1950s as seen through the eyes of one of his loyal assistants. This assistant, …

4152. Captains of the sands

Jorge Amado

Captains of the Sands is a Brazilian Modernist novel written by Jorge Amado in 1937. The novel tells of a gang of one hundred orphans and abandoned children. They are seven to fifteen years old and live by begging, gambling and stealing, abandoned in the streets of Salvador, …

4153. Existentialism and Humanism

Jean-Paul Sartre

A new translation of two seminal works of existentialism It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominent European intellectual of the post-World War II decades, accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club …

4154. Code Complete

Steve McConnell

Code Complete is a software development book, written by Steve McConnell and published in 1993 by Microsoft Press, urging developers to get past code-and-fix programming and the big design up front waterfall model. It is also a compendium of software construction techniques, …

4155. Native Tongue

Carl Hiaasen

Native Tongue is a novel by Carl Hiaasen, published in 1991. Like all his novels, it is set in Florida. The themes of the novel include corruption, environmentalism, exploitation of endangered species, and animal rights.

4156. The Mezzanine

Nicholson Baker

Turns an ordinary ride up an office escalator into a meditation on our relations with familiar objects--shoelaces, straws, and more. Baker's debut novel, and a favorite amongst many of us here.

4157. Cause Celeb

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding's novel Bridget Jones's Diary had a meandering, rather shapeless shape (as diaries will). Both fans and critics of that 1998 smash hit will be surprised to find that the author's first novel, previously unpublished in the United States, is a lot more sophisticated …

4158. At Swim, Two Boys

Jamie O'Neill

At Swim, Two Boys is a novel by Irish writer Jamie O'Neill. The title is a punning allusion to Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds. The book is written in a stream-of-consciousness style, which has led to favourable comparisons to James Joyce. Ten years after publication, Alison …

4159. Take a Thief

Mercedes Lackey

Take a Thief: A Novel of Valdemar is a 2001 young-adult novel about Skif, an orphaned pickpocket, who finds a magical horse. Written by Mercedes Lackey, the novel is the third in the Heralds of Valdemar series, and introduces Skif, who appears in the subsequent Valdemar book …

4160. Songs of the Humpback Whale

Jodi Picoult

Songs of the Humpback Whale is the debut novel of Jodi Picoult. It is about a woman who chooses to leave her emotionally abusive and distant husband behind in favor of driving across the country from San Diego, California to live with her brother in Massachusetts. Her teenage …

4161. Devil in Winter

Lisa Kleypas

"I'm Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can't be celibate. Everyone knows that."Desperate to escape her scheming relatives, Evangeline Jenner has sought the help of the most infamous scoundrel in London.A marriage of convenience is the only solution.No one would have ever paired the …

4162. City of Joy

Dominique Lapierre

City of Joy is a 1985 novel by Dominique Lapierre. It was adapted into film by Roland Joffé in 1992. Kolkata is nicknamed as the City of Joy after this novel.

4163. A Year Down Yonder

Richard Peck

A Year Down Yonder is a novel by Richard Peck published in 2000 and won the Newbery Medal in 2001. It is a sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, which itself received a Newbery Honor.

4164. The Skies of Pern

Anne McCaffrey

The Skies of Pern is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It was the sixteenth book published in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne or her son Todd McCaffrey. The Skies of Pern was first published in 2001. It was the first Pern book using the …

4165. Undead and Uneasy

MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Uneasy is a paranormal romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson. Published in 2007, the plot follows the ever intrepid Betsy Taylor, the Queen of the Vampires. It is the sixth of Davidson's Undead series of books.

4166. The Will of the Empress

Tamora Pierce

The Will of the Empress, previously titled The Circle Reforged, is a standalone fantasy novel by Tamora Pierce, a continuation of the story of the quartets Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens.

4167. Indignation

Philip Roth

Indignation is a novel by Philip Roth, released by Houghton Mifflin on September 16, 2008. It is his twenty-ninth book.

4168. Ett öga rött

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Ett öga rött is the debut novel of Jonas Hassen Khemiri. It was published in 2003, received positive reviews and sold over 200.000 copies in Sweden which made it the best-selling paperback of any category in 2004. For One Eye Red, Khemiri received the Borås Tidning Award for …

4169. Six Characters in Search of an Author

Luigi Pirandello

One of the major figures of modern theater, Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936) wrote dramas and satires that sparked controversy with their radical departures from conventional theatrical techniques. His most celebrated work, Six Characters in Search of an Author, embodies the Nobel …

4170. The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy is a Newbery medal-winning children's book by Sid Fleischman, published in 1987.

4171. Downbelow Station

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Downbelow Station is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and published in 1981 by DAW Books. It won the Hugo Award in 1982, was shortlisted for a Locus Award that same year, and was named by Locus magazine as one of the top 50 science fiction novels of all time in …

4172. Mister B. Gone

Clive Barker

Mister B. Gone marks the long-awaited return of Clive Barker, the great master of the macabre, to the classic horror story. This bone-chilling novel, in which a medieval devil speaks directly to his reader--his tone murderous one moment, seductive the next--is a …

4173. If Not Now, When?

Primo Levi

If Not Now, When? is a novel by the Italian author Primo Levi, first published in 1982 under the title Se non ora, quando?

4174. Twilight

Meg Cabot

Twilight is a young adult novel written by author Meg Cabot and was published by Avon Books in 2004. In the UK, it was published with the title Heaven Sent.

4177. Priestess of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Priestess of Avalon is a 2001 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and completed posthumously by Diana L. Paxson. It follows detailing the life of Helena, first wife of Western Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus and mother of Constantine. The Avalon series was started and became …

4179. The Cold Moon

Jeffery Deaver

The Cold Moon is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver. It is the seventh book in the Lincoln Rhyme series, and also introduces CBI agent Kathryn Dance, who would get her own series of books.

4180. Mr. Murder

Dean Koontz

Mr. Murder is a horror novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1993.

4182. Jumper

Steven Gould

Steven Gould's SF classic, Jumper.Davy can teleport. He first discovers his talent during a savage beating delivered by his abusive father, when Davy jumps instantaneously to the safest place he knows, his small-town public library. As his mother did so many years before, Davy …

4183. The Innocent

Ian McEwan

The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present; comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, …

4184. The Fish Can Sing

Halldór Laxness

Abandoned as a baby, Alfgrimur is content to spend his days as a fisherman living in the turf cottage outside Reykjavik with the elderly couple he calls grandmother and grandfather. There he shares the mid-loft with a motley bunch of eccentrics and philosophers who find refuge …

4185. By Night in Chile

Roberto Bolaño

A deathbed confession revolving around Opus Dei and Pinochet, By Night in Chile pours out the self-justifying dark memories of the Jesuit priest Father Urrutia. As through a crack in the wall, By Night in Chile's single night-long rant provides a terrifying, clandestine view of …

4186. Cemetery Dance

Lincoln Child

Cemetery Dance is a thriller novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child released on May 12, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. This is the ninth installment in the Special Agent Pendergast series. During production, it was known by the pre-release title Revenant. The preceding …

4187. Dexter by Design

Jeff Lindsay

Book Description The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste--who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami.After his …

4188. Tales of Pirx the Pilot

Stanisław Lem

From 'A giant of twentieth-century science fiction' (Guardian), the adventures of Pirx, a hapless everyman in outer space'By now he fancied himself something of a rocket jockey, a space ace, whose real home was among the planets'In a future where space travel has become routine …

4189. Five Children and It

E. Nesbit

Five Children and It is a children's novel by English author E. Nesbit. It was first published as a book in 1902, having been expanded from a series of stories published in the Strand Magazine in 1900 under the general title The Psammead, or the Gifts. It is the first volume of …

4190. Cabal

Clive Barker

Cabal is a 1988 horror novel by the British author Clive Barker. It was originally published in the United States as part of a collection comprising a novel and several short stories from Barker's sixth and final volume of the Books of Blood. The book was adapted into the film …

4191. Crown Duel

Sherwood Smith

Crown Duel is a 2002 young adult fantasy novel written by American author Sherwood Smith, originally published as two separate books, Crown Duel and Court Duel. Both stories take place in the fictional land of Sartorias-deles, a fantasy world Smith has written about since her …

4192. Bartleby, the Scrivener

Herman Melville

"I prefer not to," he respectfully and slowly said, and mildly disappeared.Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world—even those daunted by Moby-Dick—Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Set in …

4193. Kushiel's Mercy

Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Mercy is the final novel in Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey. It is the sequel to Kushiel's Justice. Kushiel's Justice follows Kushiel's Scion, which makes Kushiel's Mercy the sixth book in the series, or the third book in the series dubbed the Imriel Trilogy.

4194. The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats

Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of …

4195. Small Wonder

Barbara Kingsolver

Readers familiar with Barbara Kingsolver will find that Small Wonder, a collection of 23 essays, shows the same sensitivity and thoughtfulness, the same rich knowledge of and love for the natural world, as her spellbinding novels. In "Knowing Our Place," she describes the two …

4196. Small World: An Academic Romance

David Lodge

Small World: An Academic Romance is a humorous campus novel by the British writer David Lodge. It is the second book of Lodge's "Campus Trilogy", after Changing Places and before Nice Work. Small World uses the main characters from Changing Places and adds many new ones. It …

4197. The Walking Dead Volume 2

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead Volume 2 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

4198. Diamonds Are Forever

Ian Fleming

Diamonds Are Forever is the fourth novel by the English author Ian Fleming to feature his fictional British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond. Fleming wrote the story at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, and the book was first published by Jonathan Cape in the United …

4199. Bite Me

Christopher Moore

Bite Me: A Love Story is the twelfth novel by Christopher Moore. It debuted at number 5 on The New York Times Best Seller list on April 11, 2010. It is the third book in to the author's original vampire series Bloodsucking Fiends, from 1995. Bite Me was released on March 23, …

4200. The Road to Wellville

T. Coraghessan Boyle

The Road to Wellville is a 1993 novel by American author T. Coraghessan Boyle. Set in Battle Creek, Michigan during the early days of breakfast cereals, the story includes a historical fictionalization of John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of corn flakes. The title comes from an …



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