The most popular books in English
from 40601 to 40800

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.

40602. The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. It first appeared in serialized form in 1897, published simultaneously in Pearson's Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The first appearance in book form was published by William …

40605. Open Skies, Closed Minds

Nick Pope

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

40606. The Stain

Rikki Ducornet

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

40607. Arctic Adventure

Willard Price

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

40608. Lord Weary's Castle

Robert Lowell

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

40609. The Fair Maid of Perth

Walter Scott

The Fair Maid of Perth is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Inspired by the strange story of the Battle of the North Inch, it is set in Perth and other parts of Scotland around 1400. The book had been intended to include two other stories in the same volume, "My Aunt Margaret's …

40610. The book of folly

Anne Sexton

The Book of Folly is a 1972 collection of poetry by American writer Anne Sexton.

40611. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

40613. Thank You, Mr. Moto

John P. Marquand

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

40614. Bleak House

Charles Dickens

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

40616. Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Cyborg

William F. Wu

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

40617. Dragonstorm

Graham Edwards

Dragonstorm is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 1996 by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the second book in the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy. This book introduces the dragon Archan, who returns in a larger role in Edwards' Stone …

40620. Space Brat

Bruce Coville

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

40621. The Roots of the Mountains

William Morris

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

40624. A Dog of Flanders

Ouida

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

40626. Revelations in Black

Carl Jacobi

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

40628. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

40632. On the Boundaries of Darkness

Niel Hancock

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

40635. Conan and the Emerald Lotus

John C. Hocking

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

40636. Moon Fate

James Axler

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

40639. City of Gold and Other Stories from the Old Testament

Peter Dickinson

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

40640. Memories of the Space Age

J. G. Ballard

Memories of the Space Age is a collection of Science fiction stories by author J.G. Ballard. It was released in 1988 by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,903 copies and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. The stories, set at Cape Canaveral, …

40647. Photographs and Notebooks

Bruce Chatwin

Photographs and Notebooks is a collection of British author Bruce Chatwin's photographs and notebooks that were made during his life when he was working on his various novels and travel books. It was published posthumously in 1993 by Jonathan Cape.

40648. Zen at War

Brian Daizen Victoria

Zen at War is a book written by Brian Daizen Victoria, first published in 1997. The second edition appeared in 2006.

40649. Earth to Earth

John Cornwell

Earth to Earth is a book written by John Cornwell.

40650. William the Detective

Richmal Crompton

William - The Detective is a book in the Just William series written by Richmal Crompton. Modern editions contain ten stories; it originally contained eleven: The eleventh, entitled William and the Nasties was removed from the book later on because, though ultimately anti-Nazi, …

40651. Rip Tide

Louise Cooper

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

40654. The Questing Hero

Hugh Cook

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

40655. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!

Allan Sherman

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! is a children's book based on the novelty song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch, and illustrated by Jack E. Davis. In the book, a wide-eyed, snaggled-tooth narrator seems befuddled by all the problems at Camp Granada.

40657. Science-Fiction Handbook

L. Sprague de Camp

Science-Fiction Handbook is a guide to writing and marketing science fiction and fantasy by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, "one of the earliest books about modern sf." The original edition by L. Sprague de Camp alone, subtitled The Writing of Imaginative …

40658. The Trouble with Principle

Stanley Fish

The Trouble with Principle is a book by Stanley Fish.

40659. Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

E. Paul Zehr

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

40661. The Waters of Kronos

Conrad Richter

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

40662. The Faithful Friend

Robert D. San Souci

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

40663. The Book of Mercy

Kathleen Cambor

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

40664. The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales

Ella Young

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

40665. The Wave

Margaret Hodges

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

40666. The Wonderful Year

Nancy Barnes

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

40667. A Tenured Professor

John Kenneth Galbraith

A Tenured Professor is a satirical novel by Canadian/American economist and Professor Emeritus at Harvard, John Kenneth Galbraith, about a liberal university teacher who sets out to change American society by making money and then using it for the public good. Set at Harvard …

40670. American Government

James Q. Wilson

American Government is a textbook, now in its thirteenth edition, written by noted public administration scholar James Q. Wilson and political scientist John J. DiIulio, Jr.. DiIulio is a Democrat who served as the director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community …

40671. The Speed of the Dark

Alex Shearer

The Speed of the Dark is a book written by Alex Shearer.

40672. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

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

40673. Safari Adventure

Willard Price

Safari Adventure is a 1966 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. The plot concerns the epic problem of poachers, who are killing off the wildlife in Tsavo Game reserve. The game warden, …

40674. The Confusions of Pleasure

Timothy Brook

The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China is an influential and frequently cited book which explores the economic and cultural history and the "influence of economic change on social and cultural life" in China during the Ming dynasty. The book is written by …

40676. Mus of Kerbridge

Paul Kidd

Mus of Kerbridge is a 1995 fantasy novel by Paul Kidd. It follows the story of a mouse called Mus who has been sent to spy on the princess of Kerbridge only to help her fight against the warlady of the South.

40678. Lighthead

Terrance Hayes

Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry Watch for the new collection of poetry from Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, coming in June of 2018 In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot …

40681. A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales

Robert E. Howard

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

40682. The Detonators

Donald Hamilton

The Detonators, published in 1985, is a novel in the long-running secret agent series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton.

40685. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

40686. 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business is a book by Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

40687. Algorithms in C++ Parts 1-4: Fundamentals, Data …

Robert Sedgewick

Algorithms in C++ Parts 1-4: Fundamentals, Data Structure, Sorting, Searching, is a book written by Robert Sedgewick.

40696. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

40697. The Last Day of Summer

Jock Sturges

The Last Day of Summer is a 1991 photography book by Jock Sturges. The book is Sturges' first and consists of 60 black-and-white images of both children and adults, many of which show nudity. Many photos were taken at nude beaches in France, including the image on the front …

40699. Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality …

Flo Conway

Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change is a 1978 book which describes the authors' theory of religious conversion. They propose that "snapping" is a mental process through which a person is recruited by a cult or new religious movement, or leaves the group …

40706. Redwall Friend & Foe

Brian Jacques

Redwall Friend & Foe was published in 2000 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

40710. The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the …

Ramesh Ponnuru

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

40711. Music, the arts, and ideas

Leonard B. Meyer

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

40712. Hacker Culture

Douglas Thomas

Hacker Culture is a cultural criticism book written by Douglas Thomas that deals with hacker ethics and hackers.

40713. Slaine: The Exile

Steven Savile

Slaine: The Exile is a book published in 2006 that was written by Steven Savile.

40714. The Pirates of Zan

Murray Leinster

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

40716. The Last Dream

Gordon R. Dickson

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

40718. Rosetta

Dave Stern

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

40719. Wiley and the Hairy Man

Molly Bang

Wiley and the Hairy Man is a book by Molly Bang.

40720. The Slave-girl from Jerusalem

Caroline Lawrence

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

40721. Buck Rogers: A Life in the Future

Martin Caidin

Buck Rogers: A Life in the Future is the title of a science fiction novel by Martin Caidin published in 1995. The novel is a reimagining of Buck Rogers, a pulp fiction character created in the 1920s by Philip Francis Nowlan and later popularized in a long-running comic strip and …

40722. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Ann Brashares

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

40723. Strike Three You're Dead

Richard Rosen

Strike Three You're Dead is a book by R. D. Rosen.

40725. The House on the Hill

Eileen Dunlop

The House on the Hill is a book by Eileen Dunlop.

40727. A Spell is Cast

Eleanor Cameron

A Spell is Cast is a book by Eleanor Cameron.

40728. The Lone Star Ranger

Zane Grey

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

40730. Steel Brother

Gordon R. Dickson

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

40734. The Primal Urge

Brian Aldiss

The Primal Urge is a 1961 science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss. A satire on sexual reserve, it explores the effects on society of a forehead-mounted Emotion Register that glows when the wearer experiences sexual attraction. The book was banned in Ireland.

40740. Body Blows

Marc Strange

Body Blows is a book written by Marc Strange.

40745. Citadel of Dreams

Dave Stone

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

40758. Sender Unknown

Sallie Lowenstein

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

40765. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

40771. The Ragged Edge of Science

L. Sprague de Camp

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

40778. The Body Electric

Robert O. Becker

The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life is a book by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden in which Becker, an orthopedic surgeon at SUNY Upstate working for the Veterans Administration, described his research into "our bioelectric selves". The book was first …

40782. Deadlocked

Charlaine Harris

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

40797. Tehlikeli Oyunlar

Oğuz Atay

Tehlikeli Oyunlar is the second novel of Oğuz Atay. It has been published in 1973. The main character of the novel is Hikmet Benol. Atay has stated in his diary that he has tried to create a "negative character" contrary to Selim Işık, who is the main character in his first …

40798. Twenty Drawings

Kahlil Gibran

Twenty Drawings is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

40799. The Hydrogen Sonata

Iain Banks

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

40800. Finding Audrey

Sophie Kinsella

A ZOELLA Book Club Pick!From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.Audrey wears dark glasses all the time, even in the …



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