The most popular books in English
from 4201 to 4400

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.

4205. Cemetery Dance

Douglas Preston

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

4206. Downbelow Station

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

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

4207. Mister B. Gone

Clive Barker

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

4208. Twilight

Meg Cabot

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

4209. Mr. Murder

Dean Koontz

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

4210. 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.

4211. 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 …

4212. The Innocent

Ian McEwan

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

4213. By Night in Chile

Roberto Bolaño

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

4214. The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman

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

4215. 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 …

4216. The Accidental Time Machine

Joe Haldeman

The Accidental Time Machine is a science-fiction novel by Joe Haldeman that was published in 2007. The novel was a finalist for the Nebula Award in 2007, and the Locus Award in 2008.

4217. The Map and the Territory

Michel Houellebecq

The most celebrated and controversial French novelist of our time now delivers his magnum opus—about art and money, love and friendship and death, fathers and sons. The Map and the Territory is the story of an artist, Jed Martin, and his family and lovers and friends, the arc …

4218. The Walking Dead Volume 2

Robert Kirkman

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

4220. 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 …

4221. The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

Dave McKean

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 …

4222. 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 …

4223. Codex

Lev Grossman

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

4224. 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 …

4225. 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 …

4226. Six Characters in Search of an Author

Luigi Pirandello

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

4227. 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 …

4228. 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, …

4229. 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 …

4230. 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.

4232. 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 …

4234. 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 …

4235. If Not Now, When?

Primo Levi

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

4236. 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 …

4237. 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 …

4238. 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 …

4239. 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 …

4240. 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.

4241. 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 …

4242. 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.

4243. Lady with Lapdog and other Stories

Anton Chekhov

An enchanting collection of tales which showcase Anton Chekhov at the height of his power as a writerIn the final years of his life, Chekhov produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces, and some of the most highly-regarded works in Russian literature. The …

4244. 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, …

4245. Streams of Silver

R. A. Salvatore

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

4247. The Overcoat

Nikolai Gogol

"The Overcoat" is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author have had great influence on Russian literature, as expressed in a quote attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky: "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'." The …

4248. 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 …

4249. 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 …

4250. 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.

4251. 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 …

4252. 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.” …

4253. 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 …

4254. 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 …

4255. 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 …

4256. 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.

4257. The Italian Secretary

Caleb Carr

Caleb Carr's novel, The Alienest, was a blockbuster international bestseller and positioned its author as a modern master of the historical thriller. Now, in The Italian Secretary, Carr reaches back further, to the age of opium dens and Jack the Ripper, when fictional detective …

4259. 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. 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 …

4262. 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 …

4263. 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, …

4264. 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.

4265. 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 …

4268. 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 …

4270. 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.

4271. 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 …

4273. 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 …

4274. 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 …

4275. 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.

4276. 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.

4277. 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.

4278. 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.

4280. 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.

4281. 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 …

4282. 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.

4284. Tales of Pirx the Pilot

Stanisław Lem

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

4285. Discourse on the Method

René Descartes

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

4287. 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 …

4288. Explorers on the Moon

Herge

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

4289. 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.

4290. 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 …

4291. 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 …

4292. 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."

4293. 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 …

4294. Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

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

4295. 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 …

4296. 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.

4297. 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 …

4298. 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."

4300. 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 …

4301. 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.

4302. 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 …

4303. 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.

4304. 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 …

4306. 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.

4307. Ett öga rött

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

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

4308. 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.

4310. 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 …

4312. 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 …

4314. 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 …

4316. 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 …

4317. 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 …

4318. 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 …

4319. The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe and other stories

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 …

4320. 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.

4321. 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 …

4322. Existentialism and Humanism

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

4323. 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. …

4324. Phaedo

Plato

4325. La Bête humaine

Emile Zola

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

4326. City of Joy

Dominique Lapierre

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

4327. 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 …

4328. 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.

4330. 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 …

4331. 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.

4332. 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 …

4333. 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 …

4334. 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 …

4335. 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 …

4336. 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 …

4337. Midnight

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz, the bestselling master of suspense, invites you into the shocking world of Moonlight Cove—where four unlikely survivors confront the darkest realms of human nature.The citizens of Moonlight Cove, California, are changing. Some are losing touch with their deepest …

4338. 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 - …

4339. 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 …

4340. 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 …

4341. A Briefer History of Time

Stephen Hawking

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe …

4342. 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.

4343. 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. 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.

4346. 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 …

4347. Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alfred Döblin

Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) studied medicine in Berlin and specialized in the treatment of nervous diseases. Along with his experiences as a psychiatrist in the workers' quarter of Berlin, his writing was inspired by the work of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and was first …

4348. 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 …

4349. 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 …

4351. 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 …

4352. 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 …

4353. 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 …

4354. 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 …

4355. 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 …

4356. 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 …

4357. 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 …

4358. The Rider on the White Horse

Theodor Storm

The Rider of the White Horse is a classic German novella, in which the individual wrestles with the mass, the man with the most elementary forces of nature. The scene of the novella is characterized with vividness in its setting of marsh and sea, it glorifies love, and at the …

4359. The Awakening

Kelley Armstrong

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

4360. 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 …

4361. 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 …

4362. The Bomber

Liza Marklund

The Bomber is a crime novel by Liza Marklund about her heroine Annika Bengtzon. It was first published in 1998. It was adapted into a 2001 film titled Deadline.

4363. 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. It is the first novel in the Warriors series. The book has been published in paperback,and e-book formats in …

4364. 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 …

4366. 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 …

4367. 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.

4368. Storm Warning

Mercedes Lackey

Storm Warning is a 1994 fantasy novel by Mercedes Lackey.

4369. Land of Black Gold

Herge

Land of Black Gold is the fifteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, in which it was …

4370. 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 …

4371. 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 …

4372. 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.

4373. 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.

4374. 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 …

4375. Blue Adept

Piers Anthony

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

4376. 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 …

4377. 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 …

4378. 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 …

4379. 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 …

4380. 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 …

4381. 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 …

4382. 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.

4383. 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. …

4384. The Mandarins

Simone de Beauvoir

The Mandarins is a 1954 roman à clef by Simone de Beauvoir. Beauvoir was awarded the Prix Goncourt prize in 1954 for The Mandarins. It was first published in English in 1956. The book follows the personal lives of a close-knit group of French intellectuals from the end of World …

4385. 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".

4386. 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 …

4387. 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.

4388. Auto-da-Fé

Elias Canetti

Auto-da-Fé, Elias Canetti's only work of fiction, is a staggering achievement that puts him squarely in the ranks of major European writers such as Robert Musil and Hermann Broch. It is the story of Peter Kien, a scholarly recluse who lives among and for his great library. The …

4389. 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 …

4390. The Book of Proper Names

Amélie Nothomb

The Book of Proper Names is set in contemporary Paris, its main character an orphan named Plectrude. Before the child's birth her nineteen-year-old mother shoots and kills her nineteen-year-old (and somewhat feckless) father because she hates the names he's devised for their …

4391. 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 …

4392. Simulacra and Simulation

Jean Baudrillard

Simulacra and Simulation is a 1981 philosophical treatise by Jean Baudrillard seeking to examine the relationships among reality, symbols, and society. Simulacra are copies that depict things that either had no original to begin with, or that no longer have an original. …

4393. 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 …

4394. Ramses 2 Temple Million Years

Jacq Christian

The splendor and danger of ancient Egypt continues in the second volume of this magnificent saga. For Ramses, the Son of Light, the coronation has arrived. Now he will learn whether the friends of his youth--people such as Moses and the aging Greek poet, Homer--can truly be …

4395. 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 …

4398. The Truth

Al Franken

Nearly a year after the presidential election of 2004, Al Franken is still checking facts, exposing lies, and trying to clear the record as he sees it. Sneering at President Bush's declaration of a mandate after a two-and-a-half percent victory, he deconstructs Bush's 2004 …

4399. 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 …

4400. 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.



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