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. 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 …

4202. 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 …

4203. 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 …

4204. 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 …

4206. 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.

4207. 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 …

4208. 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 …

4209. 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 …

4210. Life of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht

Life of Galileo, also known as Galileo, is a play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht with incidental music by Hanns Eisler. The second version was written between 1945–1947, in collaboration with Charles Laughton. The play received its first theatrical …

4211. 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 …

4212. 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 …

4215. 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 …

4216. 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 …

4217. Land of Black Gold


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 …

4218. 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.

4219. 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.

4220. 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 …

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. 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 …

4223. 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, …

4224. 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 …

4225. Streams of Silver

R. A. Salvatore

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

4226. 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.

4229. Vengeance in Death

Nora Roberts

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

4230. 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 …

4231. 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.

4232. 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 …

4233. 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 …

4234. 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 …

4236. 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.

4237. 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.

4238. 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, …

4239. 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.

4241. 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.

4242. 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 …

4244. 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 …

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 …

4246. 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 …

4247. 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 …

4248. 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.

4249. Blackbird House

Alice Hoffman

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

4250. 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.

4251. 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 …

4252. 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.

4255. 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 …

4256. 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."

4257. 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 …

4258. 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 …

4259. 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 …

4260. 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."

4261. 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 …

4262. 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 …

4265. 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. …

4266. 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 …

4267. 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 …

4268. 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 …

4269. 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.

4270. The Mind's Eye

Håkan Nesser

The Mind's Eye is a 1993 novel by Håkan Nesser in the Van Veeteren series, translated into English in 2008 by Laurie Thompson. Nesser was awarded the 1993 Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Prize for new authors for this novel. A TV series based on the novel was produced in 2000, …

4272. 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 …

4273. 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 …

4274. 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 …

4275. 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 …

4276. 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.

4277. 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 …

4278. 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.

4279. 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 …

4280. 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.

4282. 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 …

4283. 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 …

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 …

4287. 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.

4288. 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.

4289. Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire

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

4290. 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 …

4291. 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 …

4292. 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 …

4293. 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 …

4294. 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 - …

4295. 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 …

4296. 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. …

4297. 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.

4298. 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 …

4299. Chicago

Alaa Al Aswany

Chicago is a novel by Egyptian author Alaa-Al-Aswany. Published in Arabic in 2007 and in an English translation in 2007. The locale of the Novel is University of Illinois at Chicago where the writer did his postgraduate studies. The novel is about the conflict between politics, …

4300. 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 …

4302. 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.

4303. 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 …

4304. 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 …

4307. 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 …

4308. 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.

4309. 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 …

4310. 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.

4312. 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 …

4313. 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 …

4314. 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 …

4315. 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 …

4316. 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 …

4317. Phaedo


4318. 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 …

4320. 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 …

4321. 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 …

4322. 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 …

4323. 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 …

4324. 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 …

4325. 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 …

4326. Storm Warning

Mercedes Lackey

Storm Warning is a 1994 fantasy novel by Mercedes Lackey.

4327. 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 …

4328. 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.

4329. 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.

4330. 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 …

4331. 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 …

4332. 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 …

4333. 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.

4334. The Awakening

Kelley Armstrong

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

4335. 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 …

4336. 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 …

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 …

4340. Heartsnatcher


Heartsnatcher is a 1953 novel by the French writer Boris Vian. It tells the story of a psychoanalyst who is newly arrived in a very superstitious village where absurd events occur.

4341. 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 …

4342. The Sum of Our Days

Isabel Allende

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

4343. 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 …

4344. 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 …

4345. 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.

4346. Blue Adept

Piers Anthony

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

4347. 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.

4348. 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 …

4349. 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 …

4350. 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 …

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. 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 …

4353. 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 …

4354. 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 …

4355. 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. …

4356. 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 …

4357. 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.

4358. 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.

4359. 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.

4360. 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 …

4361. 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 …

4362. 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 …

4363. 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 …

4364. 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.

4365. 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 …

4366. 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 …

4367. 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 …

4368. 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".

4370. Cold Fire

Dean Koontz

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

4371. 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. 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 …

4374. 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 …

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. 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 …

4378. 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.

4379. 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 …

4380. 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 …

4381. 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.

4382. 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 …

4383. 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 …

4384. 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 …

4385. 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, …

4386. 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 …

4387. 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; …

4388. 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 …

4390. 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 …

4391. 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.

4392. The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Nancy Farmer

This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback and as an e-book!The year is 2174. The place is Zimbabwe, Africa. Three adventurous children escape their parents' heavily guarded mansion to explore the dangerous world …

4393. 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 …

4394. 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. …

4395. 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 …

4396. Stormy Weather

Carl Hiaasen

Stormy Weather is a 1995 novel by Carl Hiaasen. It takes place in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida, including insurance scams, street fights, hunt for food and shelter, corrupt bureaucracy, ravaged environment and disaster tourists.

4397. Serpent Mage

Margaret Weis

Serpent Mage is the fourth book in The Death Gate Cycle series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was released in 1992.

4398. Wish You Well

David Baldacci

Wish You Well is a novel written by David Baldacci. First published in 2001, the story starts with the Cardinal family moving from New York to California due to money problems, then shifts to the mountains of Virginia after a car accident leaves the father dead and the mother in …

4400. Aztec

Gary Jennings

The extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. It is a story told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction. His name is Mixtli-Dark Cloud. Rising above his lowly station, Mixtli's insatiable thirst …

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