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.

4201. The Rider

Tim Krabbé

A literary sports classic, finally available in the U.S. Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, …

4202. 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, …

4203. 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 …

4204. 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.

4205. 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 …

4206. The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

Neil Gaiman

A dark and frightening fully painted novella, MR. PUNCH tells the tale of a young boy's loss of innocence results from a horrific confrontation with his past. Spending a summer at his grandfather's seaside arcade, a troubled adolescent harmlessly becomes involved with a …

4207. Les Thanatonautes

Bernard Werber

Les Thanatonautes is a 1994 science fiction novel by French writer Bernard Werber. The book deals with the search for afterlife. Les Thanatonautes is first in a five-part series. Together with L'Empire des anges and Nous les dieux, it makes up the Les Thanatonautes trilogy. Nous …

4208. Tokyo Fiancée

Amélie Nothomb

Amélie Nothomb brings humor, intelligence, and a refreshing honesty to this highly autobiographical work. Her storytelling appeals to those who feel that their own immediate and personal sense of love is seldom adequately represented in popular fiction. Amélie is a young …

4209. 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 …

4210. 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 …

4211. Codex

Lev Grossman

Codex is a thriller novel by Lev Grossman, first published in 2004 by Harcourt Books.

4212. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Selma Lagerlof

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is a work of fiction by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf. It was published in two books, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils in 1906 and Further Adventures of Nils in 1907. These two are usually combined into a single book called The Wonderful …

4213. 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 …

4215. 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 …

4216. 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 …

4217. 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 …

4218. 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 …

4219. 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 …

4220. The Walking Dead Volume 2

Robert Kirkman

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

4221. Seize the Day

Saul Bellow

“What makes all of this so remarkable is not merely Bellow’s eye and ear for vital detail. Nor is it his talent for exposing the innards of character in a paragraph, a sentence, a phrase. It is Bellow’s vision, his uncanny ability to seize the moment and to see beyond it.” …

4222. The 8th Confession

James Patterson

The 8th Confession is the eighth book in the Women's Murder Club series featuring Lindsay Boxer by James Patterson. This novel was released on April 27, 2009.

4223. Martian Time-Slip

Philip K. Dick

Martian Time-Slip is a 1964 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. The novel uses the common science fiction concept of a human colony on Mars. However, it also includes the themes of mental illness, the physics of time and the dangers of centralized authority. The novel was …

4225. The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Beverly Cleary

The Mouse and the Motorcycle is a children's novel written by Beverly Cleary and published in 1965.

4226. Tales of Pirx the Pilot

Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem's Tales of Pirx the Pilot published in Latvia in 1966, Poland in 1968, and translated to English in two parts in 1979 and 1982, is a series of short stories about a spaceship pilot named Pirx. They are some of the best known works of Lem, having been added to the …

4227. Treason's Harbour

Patrick O'Brian

Treason's Harbour is the ninth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by British author Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1983. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars. Maturin finds Malta teeming with French spies. One is an unwilling spy, wife of a sailor taken …

4228. Nights at the Circus

Angela Carter

Nights at the Circus is a novel by Angela Carter, first published in 1984 and that year's winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. The novel focuses on the life and exploits of Sophie Fevvers, a woman who is – or so she would have people believe – a Cockney …

4229. Running with the Demon

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks's Running with the Demon is billed as "A Novel of Good and Evil," but he could've called it "A Novel of Here and Now." The fantasy master behind the Shannara series switches his focus from neo-Tolkien jungles to the woebegone steel town of Hopewell, Illinois. Though …

4230. The Italian Secretary

Caleb Carr

The best-selling author of the Alienist series returns with a chilling elaboration on the Sherlock Holmes canon, as the famed detective investigates a pair of gruesome murders, which cast an otherworldly shadow as far as Queen Victoria herself. It all begins familiarly enough: …

4231. Ice Station

Matthew Reilly

Anarctica is the last unconquered continent, a murderous expanse of howling winds, blinding whiteouts and deadly crevasses. On one edge of Antarctica is Wilkes Station. Beneath Wilkes Station is the gate to hell itself...A team of U.S. divers, exploring three thousand feet …

4232. Searching for God Knows What

Donald Miller

Searching for God Knows What is the third book by Donald Miller, published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., in 2004. This work continues and expands many of the "Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality" that appeared in his second book, Blue Like Jazz. In Searching For God Knows …

4233. Streams of Silver

R. A. Salvatore

Streams of Silver is the second book in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, written by R.A. Salvatore.

4234. Another Fine Myth

Robert Asprin

Another Fine Myth is a 1978 novel by Robert Lynn Asprin, and is the first book in the Myth Adventures series.

4235. 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 …

4236. The Forsyte Saga

John Galsworthy

The three novels which make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, …

4237. Skin Tight

Carl Hiaasen

Somebody wants Mick Stranahan dead. Mick is sure of this, because he just had to dispatch a pistol-packing intruder with the help of a stuffed marlin head. But who would want to hurt a former Florida state investigator? The answer is plenty of people-as Stranahan soon finds …

4238. Devil in a Blue Dress

Walter Mosely

Devil in a Blue Dress is a 1990 hardboiled mystery novel by Walter Mosley. The text centers on the main character, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, and his transformation from a day laborer into a detective.

4239. Chariots of the Gods?

Erich von Däniken

Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past is a book authored in 1968 by Erich von Däniken. It involves the hypothesis that the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by ancient astronauts who were welcomed as gods. The first draft …

4240. The Five Red Herrings

Dorothy L. Sayers

The Five Red Herrings is a 1931 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers. It was retitled Suspicious Characters for its first publication in the United States, but reverted to its original title in subsequent printings. Sayers points out in the preface that all the places in the story are …

4241. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

David Simon

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets is a 1991 book written by Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon describing a year spent with detectives from the Baltimore Police Department Homicide Unit. The book received the 1992 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category. The book was …

4243. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier's in the United States.

4244. Vengeance in Death

Nora Roberts

Vengeance in Death is the 6th novel in the "....in Death" series written by J. D. Robb aka Nora Roberts. The novel continues where the previous Ceremony in Death left off.

4245. Faithless

Karin Slaughter

Faithless is the fifth novel in the Grant County, Georgia series by author Karin Slaughter. It was originally published in hardback in 2005. It was a #1 The Times bestseller. Previous books in the series are Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, and Indelible. These books …

4248. Field of Dishonor

David Weber

Field of Dishonor is a science fiction novel, the fourth in David Weber's Honor Harrington series. It is the only book in the series to not feature space warfare.

4249. The Door

Magda Szabó

A busy young writer struggling to cope with domestic chores, hires a housekeeper recommended by a friend. The housekeeper's reputation is one built on dependable efficiency, though she is something of an oddity. Stubborn, foul-mouthed and with a flagrant disregard for her …

4250. Involuntary Witness

Gianrico Carofiglio

A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, counsel for the defence, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. More than a perfectly paced legal thriller, this …

4251. A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Roland Barthes

"Barthes's most popular and unusual performance as a writer is A Lover's Discourse, a writing out of the discourse of love. This language—primarily the complaints and reflections of the lover when alone, not exchanges of a lover with his or her partner—is unfashionable. Thought …

4252. Committed

Elizabeth Gilbert

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is a 2010 book written by Elizabeth Gilbert as a follow up book to her book Eat, Pray, Love. It was published on January 5, 2010 by Viking.

4253. Nemesis ( A Jane Marple Murder Mystery)

Agatha Christie

Volume 72 in the Agatha Christie Collection (1971) Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide In utter disbelief Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel -- an aquaintance she had met only briefly in her travels. Recognising in Miss Marple …

4254. Cold Fire

Tamora Pierce

Cold Fire is the third book in the series The Circle Opens by author Tamora Pierce. It deals with the continuing adventures of child mage Daja Kisubo and her teacher, the dedicate initiate Frostpine.

4255. History

Elsa Morante

History was written nearly thirty years after Elsa Morante and Alberto Moravia spent a year in hiding among remote farming villages in the mountains south of Rome. There she witnessed the full impact of the war and first formed the ambition to write an account of what history - …

4256. Speak, Memory

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov’s life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of …

4257. If You Could See Me Now

Cecelia Ahern

If You Could See Me Now is Irish writer Cecelia Ahern's third novel, published in November 2005 / January 2006. It has been published in the United States as "A Silver Lining'". A film adaptation of the book is in progress.

4258. Lady Audley's Secret

Mary E. Braddon

Murder, mystery, mistaken identity, madness, bigamy, adultery: These were the special ingredients that made the sensation novel so delectable to the Victorian palate. Readers who devoured Lady Audley's Secret were thrilled and frightened by its inversion of the ideal Victorian …

4260. A Death in the Family

James Agee

Forty years after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how …

4261. Worth Dying For

Lee Child

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compulsively readable.”—The Wall Street Journal “Don’t pick up [this] Jack Reacher novel if you don’t have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down. . . . Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the …

4262. The Big Nowhere

James Ellroy

The Big Nowhere is a 1988 crime fiction novel by James Ellroy, the second of the L.A. Quartet, a series of novels set in 1940s and 1950s Los Angeles. James Ellroy dedicated The Big Nowhere "To Glenda Revelle." The epigraph for The Big Nowhere is a passage from a novel; "It was …

4263. The Savage Garden

Mark Mills

The Savage Garden is the second novel written by British author Mark Mills. Set in 1958, the story tells of Cambridge student Adam Strickland and his trip to Tuscany, Italy; which started off as a chance to study the old, Italian renaissance architecture of a garden owned by the …

4264. The Book of Fate

Brad Meltzer

The Book of Fate is a novel written by Brad Meltzer. In it, a two-hundred-year-old code invented by Thomas Jefferson reveals a modern-day conspiracy that involves the power brokers of Washington, D.C and the elite of Palm Beach society. According to WorldCat, the book is in 2281 …

4266. Dear Mr. Henshaw

Beverly Cleary

Dear Mr. Henshaw is a juvenile epistolary novel by Beverly Cleary which was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1984. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

4267. The Stars, Like Dust

Isaac Asimov

The Stars, Like Dust is a 1951 science fiction mystery book by writer Isaac Asimov. The book is part of Asimov's Galactic Empire series. It takes place before the actual founding of the Galactic Empire, and even before Trantor has become important. It starts with a young man …

4270. The Drunkard's Walk

Leonard Mlodinow

In this irreverent and illuminating book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a …

4271. Horton Hears A Who! (Horton hører en hvem!)

Dr. Seuss

Surely among the most lovable of all Dr. Seuss creations, Horton the Elephant represents kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance--all wrapped up, thank goodness, in a comical and even absurd package. Horton hears a cry for help from a speck of dust, and spends much of the …

4272. What to Expect When You're Expecting

Heidi Murkoff

A completely revised and updated edition of America’s pregnancy bible, the longest-running New York Times bestseller ever. With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most …

4273. Conrad's Fate

Diana Wynne Jones

Devotees of The Chrestomanci Quartet and Mixed Magics will pounce on this sixth title in the series by Diana Wynne Jones, whose reputation as a fantasy writer is also enhanced by Archer’s Goon and Howl’s Moving Castle (soon to be an animated film). In this Chrestomanci tale, the …

4274. Hornet Flight

Ken Follett

Hornet Flight is a Second World War-based spy thriller written by British author Ken Follett. It was published in 2002 by Macmillan in the UK and Dutton in the US.

4276. Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

Blackbird House is a novel by Alice Hoffman, published by Vintage Books in 2004.

4277. Engleby

Sebastian Faulks

Engleby is a novel by the author Sebastian Faulks. It tells the tale of a working-class boy who wins a place at an esteemed university and becomes a murder mystery after the disappearance of a girl at a nearby college.

4278. Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World …

Hampton Sides

“The greatest World War II story never told” (Esquire)—an enthralling account of the heroic mission to rescue the last survivors of the Bataan Death March. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March …

4279. The Killer Inside Me

Jim Thompson

The Killer Inside Me is a 1952 novel by American writer Jim Thompson published by Fawcett Publications. In the introduction to the anthology Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, it is described as "one of the most blistering and uncompromising crime novels ever written."

4280. The Door to December

Dean Koontz

The Door to December is a novel by author Dean Koontz, released in 1985. It was originally released under the pseudonym Richard Paige.

4282. Company

Max Barry

Company is a book written by Max Barry. In 2006 it became Barry's third published novel, following Jennifer Government in 2003. The novel is set in a modern corporation.

4283. Winter in Madrid

C. J. Sansom

1940: The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, its people starving, while the Germans continue their relentless march through Europe. Britain now stands alone while General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. Into this uncertain world …

4284. Cunt: A Declaration of Independence

Inga Muscio

Cunt is a 1998 feminist book by Inga Muscio that called for a breakdown in the boundaries between women and sexuality. In it, the writer hopes to reverse the negative connotations behind female pejoratives. The books traverses such subjects as menstruation, rape, and competition …

4285. These Old Shades

Georgette Heyer

These Old Shades is a Georgian romance novel written by British novelist Georgette Heyer. It was an instant success, and established her as a writer. It falls into the category of historical romance.

4287. Cotillion

Georgette Heyer

Cotillion is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer that was released in 1953. It is one of the most light-hearted of Heyer's romances, avoiding the mystery, intrigue, and sensational events present in many of her novels. The story is set in 1816.

4288. The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever

Think of John Cheever's fiction, and a whole world springs to mind--a world of leafy suburbs, summer houses, commuter trains, boarding schools, and inevitably, his own chosen territory, the cocktail hour among WASPs. But it's a mistake to approach Cheever as if he were merely …

4291. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Jacqueline Kelly

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2009 award winning historical young adult novel by Jacqueline Kelly. It is the story of a young girl growing up in Texas and was the recipient of a 2010 Newbery Honor Award.

4292. The Absolute Sandman Volume Four

Neil Gaiman

One of the most popular and critically acclaimed book titles of all time, New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's masterpiece The Sandman set new standards for mature, lyrical fantasy and graphic narrative. Now, Vertigo and DC Comics are proud to present the last of …

4293. Flight

Sherman Alexie

Flight is a novel written by Sherman Alexie. It is written in the first-person, from the viewpoint of a Native American teenager who calls himself Zits, "a time traveling mass murderer." Zits is a foster child, having spent the majority of his life moving from one negative or …

4295. Seeing Redd

Frank Beddor

Seeing Redd is a novel written by Frank Beddor inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Seeing Redd is the second book in the Looking Glass Wars trilogy, which is currently seeing further development in a variety of …

4296. The Hungry Tide

Amitav Ghosh

The new novel from the author of The Glass Palace, the widely-acclaimed bestseller. The Hungry Tide is a rich, exotic saga set in Calcutta and in the vast archipelago of islands in the Bay of Bengal. An Indian myth says that when the river Ganges first descended from the …

4298. 1q84 : (qutienvierentachtig). B. 1 : april-juni

Haruki Murakami

1Q84 is a novel by Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009–10. The novel quickly became a sensation, with its first printing selling out the day it was released, and reaching sales of one million within a month. The English language edition of all …

4300. Boomsday

Christopher Buckley

Boomsday is a 2007 novel by Christopher Buckley, which is a political satire about the rivalry between squandering Baby Boomers and younger generations of Americans who do not want to pay high taxes for their elders' retirement.

4301. 69

Ryū Murakami

69 is a roman à clef novel by Ryu Murakami. It was published first in 1987. It takes place in 1969, and tells the story of some high school students coming of age in an obscure Japanese city who try to mimic the counter-culture movements taking place in Tokyo and other parts of …

4302. The Time of the Hero

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Time of the Hero was the first novel published by Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Set among a community of cadets in a Lima military school, it is notable for its experimental and complex employment of multiple perspectives. The novel was …

4303. Burr

Gore Vidal

Burr, by Gore Vidal, is a historical novel that challenges the traditional founding-fathers iconography of United States history, by means of a narrative that includes a fictional memoir, by Aaron Burr, in representing the people, politics, and events of the U.S. in the early …

4304. The Secret Adversary

Agatha Christie

The Secret Adversary is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head in January 1922 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in that same year. The book introduces the characters of Tommy and …

4305. Vagabond

Bernard Cornwell

Vagabond is the second novel in The Grail Quest series by Bernard Cornwell. Set during the first stage of the Hundred Years War, it follows Thomas of Hookton's quest to find the Holy Grail, a relic which will grant decisive victory to the possessor.

4306. The Sum of Our Days

Isabel Allende

The Sum of Our Days is the 2007 book by Isabel Allende.

4308. Infected

Scott Sigler

A terrifying thriller that will crawl beneath your skin . . . and leave fresh blood on every page. A mysterious disease is turning thousands of ordinary Americans into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, their own families, and even themselves. …

4309. Seven Pillars of Wisdom

T. E. Lawrence

In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence—forever known as Lawrence of Arabia—recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages, he joined and went on to lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks …

4310. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: Wunderkind; The Jockey; …

Carson McCullers

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces …

4311. The Grand Inquisitor

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

The Grand Inquisitor is a parable in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It is told by Ivan, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alyosha, a novice monk. The Grand Inquisitor is an important part of the novel and one of …

4312. Original Sin

P. D. James

Adam Dalgliesh takes on a baffling murder in the rarefied world of London book publishing in this masterful mystery. Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of seemingly impenetrable complexity. A murder has taken place in the offices of the venerable …

4313. Dancing in my nuddypants

Louise Rennison

Georgia thought she had put her "red-bottomosity" to rest when she finally chose Robbie the Sex God over Dave the Laugh. Anyway, Dave the Laugh is now dating her friend Ellen (which didn't stop Georgia from snogging him at a party...) But when Dave breaks up with Ellen and the …

4314. Why People Believe Weird Things

Michael Shermer

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time is a 1997 book by science writer Michael Shermer. The foreword was written by Stephen Jay Gould.

4315. Turks Fruit

Jan Wolkers

The story of a tempestous and sensual love affair, that could only be destroyed by death. A number one bestseller in Holland, with international success in england, France and Scandinavia, it was made into a film called Turks Fruit in 1974.

4316. Gormenghast

Mervyn Peake

Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast. Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode …

4317. Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Julia Quinn

Setting: Regency England Sensuality: 7 Penelope Featherington fell madly, hopelessly in love with Colin Bridgerton two days before her 16th birthday. Unfortunately, Colin has always seen Penelope as the plump, shy best friend of his younger sister. By the time Penelope is 28 and …

4318. The Adventures of Augie March

Saul Bellow

“The Adventures of Augie March is the great American Novel. Search no further.” –Martin Amis As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this novel by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Augie, the exuberant narrator-hero is a poor Chicago boy growing up during …

4319. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung

Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung is a book of selected statements from speeches and writings by Mao Zedong, the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, published from 1964 to about 1976 and widely distributed during the Cultural Revolution. The most popular …

4320. A Briefer History of Time

Stephen Hawking

A Briefer History of Time is a popular-science book published in 2005 from the English physicist Stephen Hawking and the American physicist Leonard Mlodinow. It is an update and rewrite of Hawking's 1988 A Brief History of Time. In this book Hawking and Mlodinow present quantum …

4321. The Rainbow

D. H. Lawrence

The Rainbow is a 1915 novel by British author D. H. Lawrence. It follows three generations of the Brangwen family living in Nottinghamshire, particularly focusing on the individual's struggle to growth and fulfilment within the confining strictures of English social life.

4322. Harbour

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Harbour is a 2008 horror/drama novel written by John Ajvide Lindqvist about a cursed island called Domarö in the Stockholm archipelago.

4323. The Gay Science

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Gay Science is a book by Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1882 and followed by a second edition, which was published after the completion of Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil, in 1887. This substantial expansion includes a fifth book and an appendix of …

4324. After the Funeral

Agatha Christie

After the Funeral is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in March 1953 under the title of Funerals are Fatal and in UK by the Collins Crime Club on 18 May of the same year under Christie's original title. The US …

4325. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Susan Faludi

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women is a 1991 nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi, who argues for the existence of a media driven "backlash" against the feminist advances of the 1970s. Faludi argues that this backlash posits the women's …

4326. Midnight

Dean Koontz

Midnight is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz. It was published in 1989. The book is a cross-genre novel. It includes aspects of suspense, science fiction, love story, and horror.

4327. That Summer

Sarah Dessen

That Summer is Sarah Dessen's first novel, published in 1996. This novel and Dessen's Someone Like You, are the basis for the film How to Deal.

4328. 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, …

4329. Ceremony

Leslie Marmon Silko

Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is …

4330. Civilwarland in Bad Decline

George Saunders

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunders’s debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of …

4331. The Awakening

Kelley Armstrong

The Awakening is a novel by Kelley Armstrong from Darkest Powers trilogy. It is the sequel to The Summoning.

4332. Frederica

Georgette Heyer

Frederica is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. The story is set in 1818. The plot is typical of several later Heyer romances in counterpointing the courtships of an older and a younger couple, with variation provided by the antics of Frederica's younger brothers and …

4333. Suttree

Cormac McCarthy

By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast …

4334. Lila: An Inquiry into Morals

Robert M. Pirsig

Lila: An Inquiry into Morals is the second philosophical novel by Robert M. Pirsig, who is best known for Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Lila: An Inquiry into Morals was a nominated finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992. This semi-autobiographical story …

4335. Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill and is a personal development and self-improvement book. Hill was inspired by a suggestion from Scottish–American business magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. While the book's title implies that the it deals with …

4337. Hide and Seek

Ian Rankin

At night the summer sky stays light over Edinburgh. But in a shadowy, crumbling housing development, a junkie lies dead of an overdose, his bruised body surrounded by signs of Satanic worship. John Rebus could call the death and accident--but won't. Instead, he tracks down a …

4338. Storm Warning

Mercedes Lackey

Storm Warning is a 1994 fantasy novel by Mercedes Lackey.

4339. A Suitable Vengeance

Elizabeth George

Inspector Thomas Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton, feels some trepidation as he introduces his bride-to-be to his mother at the ancestral home of Howenstow in Cornwall. But Lynley's private concerns are soon forgotten as the brutal murder of a local journalist requires him to focus …

4340. Postcards

Annie Proulx

Postcards is E. Annie Proulx's 1992 novel about the life and travels of Loyal Blood across the American West. The critically acclaimed predecessor to Proulx's award-winning The Shipping News, it cuts between stories of Loyal's travels and the stories of his family, to whom he …

4341. The Caine Mutiny

Herman Wouk

“As a modern sea adventure it is absolutely first-rank reading.” ―Lee Rogow, Saturday ReviewThe novel that inspired the now-classic film The Caine Mutiny and the hit Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court-MartialHerman Wouk’s boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of …

4342. The Three-Arched Bridge

Ismail Kadare

The year: 1377. The place: the Balkan peninsula. Here in Ismail Kadare's novel, The Three-Arched Bridge, an Albanian monk chronicles the events surrounding the construction of a bridge across a great river known as Ujana e Keqe, or "Wicked Waters." If successful in their …

4344. Last Man Standing

David Baldacci

Last Man Standing is a thriller novel written by David Baldacci. The book was initially published on November 6, 2001 by Grand Central Publishing. The novel follows the protagonist, Web London, through a series of harrowing events. London is the only member of his elite FBI …

4345. The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating …

4346. Bloodhound

Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound, by Tamora Pierce, is the second novel in a fictional trilogy, Provost's Dog, about a young Provost guard-woman in a fantasy kingdom called Tortall. The first book was called Terrier, and the third is called Mastiff. Bloodhound continues the story of how Beka Cooper …

4347. Damia

Anne McCaffrey

As willful as her mother, The Rowan, ever was, and possessing unimaginable powers, Damia defies her family's attempts to tame and train her--only to bond with Afra Lyon, a Talent who serves The Rowan, and who becomes the object of her affection.

4348. The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds …

Roger Penrose

The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and The Laws of Physics is a 1989 book by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. Penrose argues that human consciousness is non-algorithmic, and thus is not capable of being modeled by a conventional Turing machine-type of …

4349. Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

Kurt Vonnegut

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons is a collection of essays, reviews, short travel accounts, and human interest stories written by Kurt Vonnegut from c. 1966–1974.

4350. Forest of the Pygmies

Isabel Allende

Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head -- with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew -- to the …

4351. Protector

Larry Niven

Protector is a 1973 science fiction novel by Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe. It was nominated for the Hugo in 1974, and placed fourth in the annual Locus poll for that year. The work fleshes out a species called the Pak, originally introduced in a 1967 story called …

4352. Blue Adept

Piers Anthony

Blue Adept is a book published in 1981 that was written by Piers Anthony.

4353. The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II

Edvard Radzinsky

An in-depth account of the life, reign, and final days of the last Russian tsar draws on Nicholas II's personal diaries, firsthand accounts of the murder of the royal family, and other sources. Reprint. 90,000 first printing. $90,000 ad/promo. NYT. K.

4354. Seeds of Yesterday

V. C. Andrews

Seeds of Yesterday is a novel written by V. C. Andrews. It is the fourth book in the Dollanganger Series. The story is once again written from the point of view of the main character, Cathy, following her from the age of 52 until her death a few years later. Cathy was born in …

4355. Noah's Compass

Anne Tyler

Noah's Compass is a novel by Anne Tyler first published in 2009 about a solitary 60-year-old man trying to come to terms with his own life. Critics agree that in this, Tyler's 18th novel, the author again treads familiar territory by setting her novel in Baltimore and by …

4356. Blonde

Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde is a bestselling 2000 historical novel by Joyce Carol Oates that chronicles the inner life of Marilyn Monroe, though Oates insists that the novel is a work of fiction that should not be regarded as a biography. It was a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book …

4357. Beatrice and Virgil

Yann Martel

Beatrice and Virgil is Canadian writer Yann Martel's third novel. First published in April 2010, it contains an allegorical tale about representations of the Holocaust. It tells the story of Henry, a novelist, who receives the manuscript of a play in a letter from a reader. …

4358. The Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden, is a guidebook published by HarperCollins, aimed at boys "from eight to eighty." It covers around eighty topics, including how to build a treehouse, grow a crystal, or tell direction with a watch. Also included are famous …

4359. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken & Others

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is a children's novel by Joan Aiken, first published in 1962. Set in an alternative history of England, it tells of the adventures of cousins Bonnie and Sylvia and their friend Simon the goose-boy as they thwart the evil schemes of their governess …

4360. Gai-Jin

James Clavell

Gai-Jin is a 1993 novel by James Clavell, chronologically the third book in his Asian Saga, although it was the last to be published. Taking place about 20 years after the events of Tai-Pan, it chronicles the adventures of Malcolm Struan, the son of Culum and Tess Struan, in …

4361. Phaedo

Plato

4362. Devil's Cub

Georgette Heyer

Devil's Cub is one of Georgette Heyer's most famous and memorable novels, featuring a dashing and wild young nobleman and the gently bred young lady in whom he finally meets his match.…Like father, like son…Dominic Alistair, Marquis of Vidal and fiery son of the notorious Duke …

4363. The Death of Vishnu

Manil Suri

The Death of Vishnu is a novel by Indian-American writer Manil Suri. The book is about the spiritual journey of a dying man named Vishnu living on a landing of a Bombay apartment building, as well as the lives of the residents living in the building.

4364. The Codex

Douglas Preston

The Codex is a thriller novel by Douglas Preston and takes place in the Southwestern United States and Central America. The book was published on December 8, 2003 by Tor Books.

4365. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum

Heinrich Böll

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, or: how violence develops and where it can lead is a 1974 novel by Heinrich Böll. The story deals with the sensationalism of tabloid news and the political climate of panic over Red Army Faction terrorism in the 1970s Federal Republic of …

4366. The Men Who Stare at Goats

Jon Ronson

The Men Who Stare at Goats is a book by Jon Ronson about the U.S. Army's exploration of New Age concepts and the potential military applications of the paranormal. The title refers to attempts to kill goats by staring at them. The book is companion to a three-part TV series …

4367. The Last Legion

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

The Last Legion is a novel by the Italian author Valerio Massimo Manfredi. It was first published in 2002.

4368. Marabou Stork Nightmares

Irvine Welsh

Marabou Stork Nightmares is an experimental novel by Irvine Welsh. The book's narrative is split into two styles: a conventional first person account of the past and a more surreal, stream of consciousness account of an otherworldly present. Like many of Welsh's novels, it is …

4369. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the …

Harold McGee

On Food And Cooking: The Science And Lore Of The Kitchen is a book by Harold McGee, published by Scribner in the United States in 1984 and revised extensively for a 2004 second edition. It is published by Hodder & Stoughton in Britain under the title McGee on Food and …

4370. When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

George Carlin

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? is the penultimate book written by George Carlin. He came up with the title because it offends three major religions. The book at first was not sold at Wal Mart for its cover, which portrays Da Vinci's The Last Supper with Carlin sitting …

4371. The Truth

Al Franken

The Truth is an American book of political satire and humor by Al Franken, released in October 2005. The book's main focus is on the 2004 presidential election and Franken's research into the Republicans' strategy in their victory—as well as examples of subsequent political …

4372. Inherent Vice

Thomas Pynchon

"Pynchon flashes the Sixties rock references faster than a Ten Years After guitar solo: His characters walk around wearing T-shirts from Pearls Before Swine, name-drop the Electric Prunes, turn up the Stones' 'Something Happened to Me Yesterday' on the radio. (I had never heard …

4373. The Halfling's Gem

R. A. Salvatore

The Halfling's Gem is the third book in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, written by R. A. Salvatore.

4374. The Stranger Beside Me

Ann Rule

THE DEFINITIVE WORK OF AMERICAN TRUE CRIME FROM "AMERICA'S BEST TRUE-CRIME WRITER" (Kirkus Reviews) Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me defies our expectation that we would surely know …

4375. Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British …

4376. Cold Fire

Dean Koontz

Cold Fire is a 1991 novel written by the best-selling author Dean Koontz.

4379. The Fabulous Riverboat

Philip José Farmer

The Fabulous Riverboat is a science fiction novel, the second book in the Riverworld series by Philip José Farmer. A shorter version of the novel was serialized in If magazine as "The Felled Star" and "The Fabulous Riverboat".

4380. The Wicked Day

Mary Stewart

The Wicked Day is a 1983 fantasy novel by Mary Stewart. The fourth in a quintet of novels covering the Arthurian legend, it is preceded by The Last Enchantment and succeeded by The Prince and the Pilgrim.

4382. The Complete Robot

Isaac Asimov

The Complete Robot is a collection of 31 of the 38 science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, written between 1939 and 1977. Most of the stories had been previously collected in the books I, Robot and The Rest of the Robots, while four stories had previously been uncollected …

4383. Outcast of Redwall

Brian Jacques

Outcast of Redwall is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 1995. It is the eighth book in the Redwall series.

4384. Infinity's Shore

David Brin

Infinity's Shore is the second novel in the Uplift Storm series by David Brin. The plot follows the adventures of the Jijoan exiles, although the crew of Streaker are minor characters.

4385. In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI: Time Regained

Marcel Proust

In Search of Lost Time —also translated as Remembrance of Things Past—is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine" which …

4386. Against the Day

Thomas Pynchon

Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York, to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, Siberia at the time of …

4387. Nights of rain and stars

Maeve Binchy

A New York Times BestsellerA story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil. In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents they encounter are brought together in unexpected ways when sudden tragedy strikes. …

4388. The Lives of Christopher Chant

Diana Wynne Jones

The Lives of Christopher Chant is a children's fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones published by Methuen Children's Books in 1988. It was the fourth published of the seven Chrestomanci books. When the first four books were reissued in the U.K. to accompany the fifth …

4389. Demon in My View

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Demon in My View is a vampire novel written by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, and published on May 9, 2000. Originally entitled Bitter Life, it was published when the author was 16. It is the follow-up to In the Forests of the Night, which she wrote at the age of 13. The title refers …

4390. Into the Wild

Erin Hunter

Into the Wild is a children's fantasy novel written by Kate Cary under the pseudonym Erin Hunter after concepts and outlines created and developed by Victoria Holmes. The novel was published by HarperCollins in Canada and the United States in January 2003, and in the United …

4391. Ozma of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Ozma of Oz: A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, Billina the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, Tik-Tok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein published on July 30, 1907, …

4392. Reservation Blues

Sherman Alexie

Reservation Blues is a 1995 novel by Sherman Alexie. The novel follows the story of the rise and fall of a rock and blues band of Spokane Indians from the Spokane Reservation located in eastern Washington state. The central characters include Victor Joseph, Junior Polatkin, and …

4393. Going After Cacciato

Tim O'Brien

"In October, near the end of the month, Cacciato left the war." In Tim O'Brien's novel Going After Cacciato the theater of war becomes the theater of the absurd as a private deserts his post in Vietnam, intent on walking 8,000 miles to Paris for the peace talks. The remaining …

4395. The Briar King

Greg Keyes

The Briar King is first novel of four in the series The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, by writer Greg Keyes.

4396. Ironweed

William Kennedy

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionIn this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the third in Kennedy’s Albany cycle, Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, and full-time bum with the gift of gab, has hit bottom. Years …

4397. Spoon River Anthology

Edgar Lee Masters

In Spoon River Anthology, the American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published …

4398. Moonheart

Charles de Lint

When Sara and Jamie discovered the seemingly ordinary artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim and distant place. A world of mists and forests, of ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards...and restless evil.Now, with their friends and enemies alike--Blue, the biker; …

4399. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Kurt Vonnegut

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a collection of short fictional interviews written by Vonnegut and first broadcast on NPR. The title parodies that of Vonnegut's 1965 novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

4400. Little Birds

Anais Nin

Little Birds is Anaïs Nin's second published work of erotica, which appeared in 1979 two years after her death, but was apparently written in the early 1940s when she was part of a group "writing pornography for a dollar a day." The book is a collection of thirteen short …



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