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.

4002. The Blood Spilt

Åsa Larsson

The Blood Spilt is a crime novel by Swedish writer Åsa Larsson, second in the Rebecka Martinsson series. It was published in the USA in January 2007, and will be published in the UK in 2008.

4003. Thunderhead

Douglas Preston

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization …

4005. The Complete Far Side

Gary Larson

“Every one of these cartoons is just something that drifted into my head when I was alone with my thoughts. And, for better or worse, I ‘jotted’ them down. It was only later, when perhaps I received an angry letter from someone, that it struck me: Hey! Someone’s been reading my …

4006. Strata

Terry Pratchett

Strata is a science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1981, it is one of Pratchett's first novels and one of only two purely science fiction novels he has written, the other being The Dark Side of the Sun. Although it takes place in a different fictional universe …

4007. The Moving Finger

Agatha Christie

The Moving Finger is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in July 1942 and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in June 1943 The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence. The Burtons, …

4008. The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven …

4011. Dune: The Battle of Corrin

Brian Herbert

Dune: The Battle of Corrin is a 2004 science fiction novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. It is the third book in the Legends of Dune prequel trilogy, which takes place over 10,000 years before the events of …

4012. Tailchaser's Song

Tad Williams

Tailchaser's Song is a fantasy novel by Tad Williams about a personified cat named Fritti Tailchaser.

4013. Orientalism

Edward Said

Orientalism is a 1978 book by Edward Said, a critical study of the cultural representations that are the bases of Orientalism, the West’s patronizing perceptions and fictional depictions of “the East” — the societies and peoples who inhabit the places of Asia, North Africa, and …

4015. Stand on Zanzibar

John Brunner

A novel of over-population, poitical struggles, and warped ethics. "A quite marvelous projection in which John Brunner landscapes a future that seems the natural foster child of the present...Everything compounds into a fractured tomorrow—from the population explosion to …

4016. Rounding the Mark

Andrea Camilleri

Rounding the Mark is a 2003 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2006 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the seventh novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series. Frustrated by his department's repressive handling of security for the G8 summit in …

4017. Living History

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History is a memoir of United States Senator from New York and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, published in 2003.

4018. The Brothers K

David James Duncan

Once in a great while a writer comes along who can truly capture the drama and passion of the life of a family. David James Duncan, author of the novel The River Why and the collection River Teeth, is just such a writer. And in The Brothers K he tells a story both striking and …

4019. Red Rackham's Treasure

Herge

Red Rackham's Treasure is the twelfth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from February to September 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium …

4020. The Bookshop

Penelope Fitzgerald

Since 1977, Penelope Fitzgerald has been quietly coming out with small, perfect devastations of human hope and inhuman (i.e., all-too-human) behavior. And now we have the opportunity to read "The Bookshop," her tragicomedy of provincial manners first published in 1978 in the …

4022. Set This House in Order: A Romance Of Souls

Ruff, Matt

"Andy Gage was "born" just two years ago, called into being to serve as the public face of a multiple personality. While Andy deals with the outside world, more than a hundred other souls share an imaginary house inside Andy's head, struggling to maintain an orderly …

4023. Our Dumb Century

Onion

Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source is a satirical humor book written by the staff of The Onion and published by Three Rivers Press in 1999. The chief editor of the book was Scott Dikkers, with specific sections edited by …

4025. The Broken Window

Jeffery Deaver

The Broken Window is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver, published in 2008. It is the eighth book in the Lincoln Rhyme series. In the book, a killer has access to the world's greatest data miner called Strategic Systems Datacorp. He is using detailed information to …

4027. Light

M. John Harrison

Light is a science fiction novel by M. John Harrison published in 2002. It received the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and a BSFA nomination in 2002, and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2003.

4028. House of Many Ways

Diana Wynne Jones

Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after Great-Uncle William's tiny cottage while he's ill should have been easy. But Great-Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland, and his house bends space and time. Its single door leads to any number of places—the …

4029. Jinx

Meg Cabot

The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean) is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfor-tune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—which is why she's thrilled to be moving in with her aunt and uncle in …

4030. The Tough Guide To Fantasyland

Diana Wynne Jones

The Tough Guide To Fantasyland is a nonfiction book by the British author Diana Wynne Jones that humorously examines the common tropes of a broad swathe of fantasy fiction. The U.S. Library of Congress calls it a dictionary. Yet it may be called a fictional or parody tourist …

4031. Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

In the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild’s classic Shoes books. In this story, three orphan girls vow to make a name for themselves and find their own special talents. With hard work, fame just may be in the stars!Pauline, Petrova, …

4032. Dead Air

Iain Banks

Dead Air is a Scottish novel by Iain Banks, published in 2002.

4033. Slow Man

J. M. Coetzee

Slow Man is a 2005 novel by South African-born Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee, and concerns a man who must learn to adapt after losing a leg in a road accident. The novel has many varied themes, including the nature of care, the relationship between an author and his characters, …

4034. Mélusine

Sarah Monette

Mélusine is a fantasy novel by Sarah Monette. It is the first book of the Doctrine of Labyrinths series, which includes The Virtu, The Mirador, and Corambis. It was well received upon its release; Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review and called it "extraordinary."

4036. 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 …

4037. 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 …

4038. Memoirs Found in a Bathtub

Stanisław Lem

Memoirs Found in a Bathtub is a science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem first published in 1961. It was first published in English in 1973; a second edition was published in 1986.

4039. Parable of the Talents

Octavia E. Butler

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: The powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home. She fled the war zone for the hope of …

4041. 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.

4042. 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 …

4043. 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 …

4044. 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 …

4045. 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 …

4046. 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 …

4047. 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 …

4048. 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.

4049. 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 …

4050. 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, …

4051. 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 …

4052. 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 …

4053. 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.

4055. 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 …

4056. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Rainer Maria Rilke

Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and the reality that lurks behind appearances, Brigge muses on his family's history and on the teeming alien life of the city. First published in 1910, Rilke's masterpiece has proven to …

4057. 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 …

4060. 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 …

4061. 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 …

4063. "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 …

4064. 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 …

4065. Dragon Tears

Dean Koontz

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

4066. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt

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

4068. 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 …

4069. Three Seconds

Roslund/Hellström

Three Seconds is a dark, award-winning thriller by the Swedish crime-writing team of Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström. First published in Sweden in, it was translated into English in 2010. The novel deals with criminals in contemporary Sweden, the Police and Probation …

4070. 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 …

4071. Jacques the Fatalist

Denis Diderot

Jacques the Fatalist and his Master is a novel by Denis Diderot, written during the period 1765-1780. The first French edition was published posthumously in 1796, but it was known earlier in Germany, thanks to Goethe's partial translation, which appeared in 1785 and was …

4072. 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 …

4074. 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 …

4075. 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 …

4078. 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 …

4079. 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 …

4080. 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.

4082. 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 …

4083. 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 …

4084. 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 …

4085. 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 …

4086. 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.

4087. 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.

4089. 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.

4090. 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 …

4091. 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 …

4092. 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 …

4093. 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 …

4094. The Jester

James Patterson

The Jester is a novel by James Patterson.

4095. 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.

4096. 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 …

4097. Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, written by educator Paulo Freire, proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society. It was first published in Portuguese in 1968, and was translated by Myra Ramos into English and published in 1970. The book is …

4098. 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 …

4099. 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 …

4100. 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 …

4101. 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 …

4102. 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 …

4103. 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 …

4104. 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 …

4105. 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, …

4106. 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 …

4107. 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 …

4108. A Happy Death

Albert Camus

A Happy Death was the first novel by French writer-philosopher Albert Camus. The existentialist topic of the book is the "will to happiness," the conscious creation of one's happiness, and the need of time to do so. It draws on memories of the author including his job at the …

4109. 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.

4110. 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 …

4113. 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 …

4114. 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 …

4115. 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 …

4116. 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.

4117. 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.

4118. 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.

4119. 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 …

4120. 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.

4121. 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 …

4122. 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 …

4124. 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 …

4125. 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 …

4126. 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 …

4127. 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 …

4128. 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.

4129. 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 …

4130. 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 …

4131. 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 …

4132. 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 …

4133. 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. …

4134. 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 …

4135. 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.

4136. 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 …

4137. 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 …

4138. 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. …

4139. 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, …

4140. 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, …

4141. 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 …

4142. 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 …

4143. 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 …

4144. 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 …

4145. Split Infinity

Piers Anthony

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

4146. 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.

4147. 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, …

4148. 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.

4149. 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.

4150. 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 …

4151. 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. …

4155. 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.

4156. 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; …

4157. 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 …

4159. 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 …

4160. 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 …

4161. Beach Road

James Patterson

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

4162. 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 …

4163. 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 …

4164. 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 …

4165. 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. …

4166. 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.

4167. Zaklínač. IV., Čas opovržení : druhý román o …

Andrzej Sapkowski

The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher*Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018*Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening …

4168. 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.

4169. 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 …

4170. Samarkand

Russell HARRISON

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 …

4171. 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.

4173. 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. …

4174. 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.

4175. 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. …

4176. 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.

4177. 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 …

4178. 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.

4179. 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.

4180. 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 …

4181. 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 …

4182. 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 …

4183. 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 …

4184. 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.

4185. 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, …

4186. Indignation

Philip Roth

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

4188. 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.

4189. 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 …

4190. 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.

4191. 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, …

4192. 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 …

4193. 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 …

4194. 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 …

4195. 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 …

4196. 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 …

4197. The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman

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

4198. 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 …

4199. 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.

4200. 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 …



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