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.

4402. 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.

4404. 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 …

4406. Permutation City

Greg Egan

Permutation City is a 1994 science fiction novel by Greg Egan that explores many concepts, including quantum ontology, via various philosophical aspects of artificial life and simulated reality. Sections of the story were adapted from Egan's 1992 short story "Dust" which dealt …

4407. The Gripping Hand

Larry Niven

The Gripping Hand is a 1993 novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It is a sequel to their multi-award-nominated 1974 work The Mote in God's Eye. The Gripping Hand is, chronologically, the last novel to be set in the CoDominium universe. In the United Kingdom, it was released …

4409. The Hand of Chaos

Margaret Weis

The Hand of Chaos is the fifth book in The Death Gate Cycle series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was released in 1993.

4410. Click, Clack, Moo

Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes.... Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive …

4411. The Bellmaker

Brian Jacques

The Bellmaker is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 1994. It is the seventh book in the Redwall series.

4413. Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely …

Diablo Cody

Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper is a memoir written by Diablo Cody, who later became known as an Academy Award–winning screenwriter. It focused on Cody's brief career working as a stripper and the various sights and oddities that she encountered.

4414. Espresso Tales

Alexander McCall Smith

Espresso Tales is a novel by Alexander McCall Smith, the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. The story was first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, like its predecessor, 44 Scotland Street. The book retains the 100+ short chapters of the original.

4415. Changing Places

David Lodge

Euphoric State University with its whitestone, sun-drenched campus and England's damp red-brick University of Rummidge have an annual professorial exchange scheme, and as the first day of the last year of the tumultuous sixties dawns, Philip Swallow and Morris Zapp are the …

4416. The House on the Strand

Daphne du Maurier

In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century. There is only one catch: if you happen to touch anyone while traveling in the past you will be thrust …

4417. The Indwelling

Tim LaHaye

The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession is the seventh book in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, published in May 2000. It was on The New York Times Best Seller List for 35 weeks. It takes place 42 months into the Tribulation and at the end of the …

4418. Look Homeward, Angel

Thomas Wolfe

The spectacular, history-making first novel about a young man’s coming of age by literary legend Thomas Wolfe, first published in 1929 and long considered a classic of twentieth century literature.A legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor, Thomas …

4419. The Neutronium Alchemist

Peter F. Hamilton

The Neutronium Alchemist is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the second book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy. It follows on from The Reality Dysfunction and precedes The Naked God. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 20 October 1997. …

4420. Mountain of Black Glass

Tad Williams

Mountain of Black Glass is the third book in Tad Williams' acclaimed Otherland Series. It was first published in 1999 with a paperback edition in 2000. Continuing from River of Blue Fire it brings the characters together at the battle of Troy and finally to the heart of the …

4422. Chalice

Robin McKinley

Offers a fantastical tale about Chalice, a member of the Master's Circle who is responsible for binding the group to the new Master of Willowlands, a Priest of Fire who has been pulled back into the human world by the death of someone she loves. 35,000 first printing.

4423. The Tolkien Reader

J. R. R. Tolkien

Stories, poems, and commentaries by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings FARMER GILES OF HAM An imaginative history of the distant and marvelous past that introduces the rather unheroic Farmer Giles, whose efforts to capture a somewhat untrustworthy dragon will …

4424. Teen Idol

Meg Cabot

Teen Idol was written by Meg Cabot and published in July 2004 in hardcover edition and in August 2005 in paperback edition.

4425. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World is Harvard professor Niall Ferguson's tenth book, published in 2008, and an adapted television documentary for Channel 4 and PBS, which in 2009 won an International Emmy Award. It examines the long history of money, credit, …

4426. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Karl Marlantes

Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2010: Matterhorn is a marvel--a living, breathing book with Lieutenant Waino Mellas and the men of Bravo Company at its raw and battered heart. Karl Marlantes doesn't introduce you to Vietnam in his brilliant war epic--he unceremoniously …

4427. Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Novels and Stories, …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock HolmesThe Complete Novels and StoriesVolume IISince his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all …

4429. The Boys from Brazil

Ira Levin

The Boys from Brazil is a 1976 thriller novel by Ira Levin. It was subsequently made into a movie of the same title that was released in 1978.

4430. The Russia House

John le Carré

The Russia House is a spy novel by John le Carré published in 1989. The title refers to the nickname given to the portion of the British Secret Intelligence Service that was devoted to spying on the Soviet Union. A film based on the novel was released in 1990, starring Sean …

4431. Harbour

John Ajvide Lindqvist

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

4432. Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

4433. Saturn's Children

Charles Stross

Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity went extinct, leaving only androids behind to fulfill humanity’s dreams. And, having learned well from their long-dead masters, they’ve established a hierarchical society—one with humanoid aristo rulers at the top and slave-chipped …

4434. The Three-Arched Bridge

Ismail Kadare

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

4435. The Moon and the Bonfires

Cesare Pavese

Winner of the 2003 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL The nameless narrator of The Moon and the Bonfires, Cesare Pavese's last and greatest novel, returns to Italy from California after the Second World War. He has done well in America, …

4436. Homeric Hymns


The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three anonymous Ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymns are "Homeric" in the sense that they employ the same epic meter—dactylic hexameter—as the Iliad and Odyssey, use many similar formulas and are couched in the …

4437. The Guns of Avalon

Roger Zelazny

The Guns of Avalon is the second book in the Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. The book continues straight from the previous volume, Nine Princes in Amber, although it soon includes a recap.

4439. Three

Ted Dekker

Three is a 2003 suspense novel by Ted Dekker.

4440. The Last Days

Scott Westerfeld

A mysterious epidemic holds the city in its thrall and the chaos is contagious?black oil spews from fire hydrants, rats have taken over brooklyn, and every day, more people disappear. but all that matters to pearl, Moz, and Zahler is their new band. they ignore the madness …

4441. Tar Baby

Toni Morrison

Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies …

4442. Tyrannosaur Canyon

Douglas Preston

A stunning new archaeological thriller by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Brimstone and Relic.A moon rock missing for thirty years...Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon...A scientist with ambition enough to kill...A monk who will redeem the …

4444. An Offer from a Gentleman

Julia Quinn

Setting: Regency England Sensuality: 7 Miss Sophie Beckett is the illegitimate daughter of the earl of Penwood. Raised in his home, Sophie has a tolerable existence until the earl marries, when her life takes a distinct turn for the worse. Sophie's new stepmother hates her, and …

4445. The Whole Truth

David Baldacci

From Booklist: Baldacci masterfully plays on the American paranoia in the wake of the War on Terror in this bizarre international thriller. "Remember Constantin" is the battle cry du jour across America after a frightening piece of video makes the rounds on the Internet. In it, …

4448. Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany

Babel-17 is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Samuel R. Delany in which the Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis plays an important part. It was joint winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1966 and was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967. Delany hoped …

4449. Dragon Prince

Melanie Rawn

Dragon Prince, is a fantasy novel written by author Melanie Rawn. It is the first book of the Dragon Prince trilogy.

4452. Zaklínač. IV., Čas opovržení : druhý román o …

Andrzej Sapkowski

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

4454. Total Control

David Baldacci

Total Control is a crime novel written by David Baldacci. The book was initially published on January 1, 1997 by Warner Books.

4455. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

4457. Elephants Can Remember

Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1972 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for £1.60 and the US edition at $6.95. It …

4458. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight:No Future For …

Joss Whedon

When a rogue debutant Slayer begins to use her power for evil, Giles is forced to recruit the rebellious Faith, who isn't exactly known for her good deeds. Giles offers Faith a clean slate if she can stop this snooty Slayer from wreaking total havoc—that is, if Buffy doesn't …

4459. Mythago Wood

Robert Holdstock

Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel written by Robert Holdstock that was published in the United Kingdom in 1984. The conception began as a short story written for the 1979 Milford Writer's Workshop; next a novella of the same name appeared in the September 1981 edition of The …

4460. The Worthing Saga

Orson Scott Card

The Worthing Saga is a science fiction book by American writer Orson Scott Card, set in the Worthing series. It is made up of the novel The Worthing Chronicle and nine related stories. Six of the stories are from Card’s short story collection Capitol and the other three are …

4461. Winter Rose

Patricia A. McKillip

Winter Rose is a 1996 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip. It was nominated for the 1996 Nebula Award and 1997 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and was a finalist for the 1997 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. In 2006, McKillip published its sequel, Solstice …

4462. The Annotated Alice

Lewis Carroll

The Annotated Alice is a work by Martin Gardner incorporating the text of Lewis Carroll's major tales: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass as well as the original illustrations by John Tenniel. It has extensive annotations explaining the contemporary …

4463. Angels Fall

Nora Roberts

Angels Fall is a book written by Nora Roberts.

4464. The Grand Inquisitor

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

4466. Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

Anne Lamott

Through Anne Lamott's many books (including six novels, her bestselling parenting memoir, Operating Instructions, and her popular guide to writing, Bird by Bird) the subject she keeps returning to is her faith, her deeply personal--"erratic," she says--journey in Christianity. …

4467. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

David Lubar

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie is a 2005 young adult novel by David Lubar. It is a story about the high school experiences of a fourteen-year-old boy named Scott Hudson. The book was one of the ALA's book picks for 2006. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie follows the character of Scott …

4468. Old Yeller

Fred Gipson

Awarded the Newbery HonorWhen a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his …

4469. Blueberries for Sal

Robert McCloskey

Caldecott Honor BookWhat happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a …

4470. War and Remembrance

Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance is a novel by Herman Wouk, published in October 1978, which is the sequel to The Winds of War. It continues the story of the extended Henry family and the Jastrow family starting on 15 December 1941 and ending on 6 August 1945. This novel was adapted into the …

4471. Peter and the Shadow Thieves

Dave Barry

Peter and the Shadow Thieves is a children's novel that was published by Hyperion Books, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, in 2006. Written by humorist Dave Barry and novelist Ridley Pearson, the book is a sequel to their book Peter and the Starcatchers, continuing the …

4473. Oblivion

David Foster Wallace

Oblivion: Stories is a collection of short fiction by American author David Foster Wallace. Oblivion is Wallace's third and last short story collection and was listed as a 2004 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Throughout the stories, Wallace explores the nature of …

4474. Storm Rising

Mercedes Lackey

Storm Rising is a 1995 fantasty novel by Mercedes Lackey, second in her Mage Storms trilogy.

4475. The Right Attitude to Rain

Alexander McCall Smith

The Right Attitude to Rain is the third of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. It was first published in 2006, and is the sequel to Friends, Lovers, Chocolate.

4476. The Little Sister

Raymond Chandler

The Little Sister is a 1949 novel by Raymond Chandler, the fifth in his popular Philip Marlowe series. The story is set in late 1940s Los Angeles. The novel centers on the little sister of a Hollywood starlet and has several scenes involving the film industry. It was partly …

4477. Brian's Winter

Gary Paulsen

Brian's Winter also known as Hatchet: Winter is a 1996 young adult novel by Gary Paulsen. It is the third novel in the Hatchet series, but second in terms of chronology as an alternate ending sequel to Hatchet. It was also released as Hatchet: Winter by Pan Macmillan on February …

4478. The Ugly Duckling

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Ugly Duckling" is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story tells of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight, he matures into a beautiful swan, the most …

4479. One Door Away from Heaven

Dean Koontz

This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner.Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular …

4480. Lieutenant Hornblower

C. S. Forester

Lieutenant Hornblower is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C. S. Forester, ISBN 1-85998-976-4. It is the second book in the series chronologically, but the seventh by order of publication. The book is unique in the series in being told not from Horatio Hornblower's point of …

4481. Shards of a Broken Crown

Raymond E. Feist

Shards of a Broken Crown is a 1998 fantasy novel by Raymond E. Feist, the fourth and final book of his Serpentwar Saga and the twelfth book of his Riftwar cycle.

4482. Running Out of Time

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Running Out of Time is a novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix, published in 1996.

4485. The River King

Alice Hoffman

The River King is a novel by Alice Hoffman.

4486. Started Early, Took My Dog

Kate Atkinson

Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, …

4487. Beatles

Lars Saabye Christensen

Beatles is a novel written by the Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen. The book was first published in 1984. It takes its title from the English rock band The Beatles, and all the chapters are named after Beatles songs or albums. The book tells the story of four Oslo boys …

4489. The Plague Dogs

Richard Adams

The Plague Dogs is the third novel by Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, about two dogs who escape an animal testing facility and are subsequently pursued by both the government and the media. It was first published in 1977, and features a few location maps drawn by Alfred …

4490. Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder …


Death Note: Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases is a light novel written by Nisio Isin and released on August 1, 2006. The story is a prequel to the manga Death Note, and expands on the briefly-mentioned Los Angeles "BB Murder Cases".

4491. Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery & Imagination is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful and related tales.

4492. Carrion Comfort

Dan Simmons

Carrion Comfort is a science fiction/horror novel by American writer Dan Simmons, published in 1989 in hard cover by Dark Harvest and in 1990 in paperback by Warner Books. It won the Bram Stoker Award, the Locus Poll Award for Best Horror Novel, and the August Derleth Award for …

4493. Summer of my German soldier

Bette Greene

Summer of My German Soldier is a book by Bette Greene first published in 1973. The story is told in first person narrative by a twelve-year-old Jewish girl named Patty Bergen living in Jenkinsville, Arkansas during World War II. The story focuses on the friendship between Patty …

4494. Swallowing Darkness

Laurell K. Hamilton

Swallowing Darkness is the seventh novel in the Merry Gentry series written by Laurell K. Hamilton.

4495. Tree of Smoke

Denis Johnson

Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real …

4496. Whitethorn Woods

Maeve Binchy

A New York Times Bestseller"Love, longing, and rich scenes of daily life.... What could be sweeter than a trip to an Irish village packed with robust native characters." —The Christian Science MonitorWhen a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through …

4497. The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

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

4499. Love

Toni Morrison

The first page of Toni Morrison's novel Love is a soft introduction to a narrator who pulls you in with her version of a tale of the ocean-side community of Up Beach, a once popular ocean resort. Morrison introduces an enclave of people who react to one man--Bill Cosey--and to …

4501. The History of the Siege of Lisbon

José Saramago

"If proofreaders were given their freedom and did not have their hands and feet tied by a mass of prohibitions more binding than the penal code, they would soon transform the face of the world, establish the kingdom of universal happiness, giving drink to the thirsty, food to …

4502. The Letter of Marque

Patrick O'Brian

The Letter of Marque is the twelfth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1988. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Aubrey faces life off the Navy List, as the captain of a letter of marque, finding …

4503. The Reverse of the Medal

Patrick O'Brian

The Reverse of the Medal is the eleventh historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1986. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Returning from the far side of the world, Aubrey meets his unknown son, and …

4504. Esio Trot

Roald Dahl

Esio Trot is a children's novel written by British author Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, published in 1990.

4506. The Story of Lucy Gault

William Trevor

The Story of Lucy Gault is a novel written by William Trevor in 2002. The book is divided into three sections: the childhood, middle age and older times of the girl, Lucy. The story takes place in Ireland during the transition to the 21st century. It follows the protagonist Lucy …

4509. Stiller, Roman

Max Frisch

Arrested and imprisoned in a small Swiss town, a prisoner begins this book with an exclamation: "I'm not Stiller!" He claims that his name is Jim White, that he has been jailed under false charges and under the wrong identity. To prove he is who he claims to be, he confesses to …

4510. Death 1: The High Cost Of Living

Neil Gaiman

Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, and Dave McKean From the pages of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the …

4511. Black & Blue

Ian Rankin

"I'm a peeper, he thought, a voyeur. All cops are. But he knew he was more than that: he liked to get involved in the lives around him. He had a need to know which went beyond voyeurism. It was a drug. And the thing was, when he had all this knowledge, he then had to use booze …

4512. The Clocks

Agatha Christie

The Clocks is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 7 November 1963 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. It features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The UK edition retailed at …

4513. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the …

James Watson

The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA is an autobiographical account of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA written by James D. Watson and published in 1968. In 1998, the Modern Library placed The Double Helix at number 7 …

4514. A Simple Plan

Scott Smith

A Simple Plan is a 1993 thriller novel by Scott Smith. The New York Times review said the book had "emotional accuracy with an exceptionally skilled plot." A film adaptation, directed by Sam Raimi, was released in 1998; according to the Times review, the novel is so dark that …

4515. Void Moon

Michael Connelly

Void Moon is the ninth novel by American crime author Michael Connelly. It was released in the UK in 2000 and was the third of Connelly's books not to follow the character Harry Bosch. It was also his first novel to feature a female protagonist, Cassidy "Cassie" Black, and a …

4516. The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

When Father mysteriously goes away, the children and their mother leave their happy life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. 'The Three Chimneys' lies beside a railway track - a constant source of enjoyment to all three. They make friends with the Station …

4517. Flag in Exile

David Weber

Flag in Exile is the fifth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. In the story, the disgraced Honor enters a self-imposed exile on Grayson.

4518. Knuffle Bunny

Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale is a children's picture book by Mo Willems. Released by Hyperion Books in 2004, an illustrated version of the book won the 2005 Caldecott Honor. The story also spawned an animated short, which won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's …

4519. Gossamer

Lois Lowry

Gossamer is a novel with elements of both fantasy and realism for young adults by Lois Lowry.

4520. The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable …

Anthony Bourdain

In the multiweek New York Times bestseller The Nasty Bits, bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether surviving a lethal hot pot in Chengdu, …

4521. Five Point Someone

Chetan Bhagat

Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT! is a 2004 novel written by Chetan Bhagat, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The book sold more than a million copies worldwide.

4525. The Information

Martin Amis

Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for his friend Gwyn Barry has become a darling of book buyers, award committees, and …

4526. Shatterglass

Tamora Pierce

Shatterglass, a novel by Tamora Pierce, is the fourth book in The Circle Opens series. It takes place four years after the Circle of Magic series.

4527. Being Dead

Jim Crace

Lying in the sand dunes of Baritone Bay are the bodies of a middle-aged couple. Celice and Joseph, in their mid-50s and married for more than 30 years, are returning to the seacoast where they met as students. Instead, they are battered to death by a thief with a chunk of …

4528. The Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain

Based on a series of letters Mark Twain wrote from Europe to newspapers in San Francisco and New York as a roving correspondent, The Innocents Abroad (1869) is a burlesque of the sentimental travel books popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Twain's fresh and humorous …

4529. Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of …

Stephen Jay Gould

The Burgess Shale of British Columbia "is the most precious and important of all fossil localities," writes Stephen Jay Gould. These 600-million-year-old rocks preserve the soft parts of a collection of animals unlike any other. Just how unlike is the subject of Gould's book. …

4530. Memories, Dreams, Reflections

C. G. Jung

Memories, Dreams, Reflections is a partially autobiographical book by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and an associate, Aniela Jaffé.

4531. Heaven's Reach

David Brin

Heaven's Reach is the third novel in the Uplift Storm series by David Brin. Like the first two, it follows the adventures of the Terran scout ship, Streaker. This novel, though, features more alternate storylines than its predecessors, tracking not only the humans, but the …

4533. Follow your heart

Susanna Tamaro

An international bestseller with tremendous word-of-mouth appeal, Follow Your Heart is a bittersweet, heartwarming novel spanning generations and teaching the universal truths about life, love, and what lies within each of us. Originally published in Italy, Follow Your Heart won …

4534. Metamagical Themas

Douglas Hofstadter

Metamagical Themas is an eclectic collection of articles that Douglas Hofstadter wrote for the popular science magazine Scientific American during the early 1980s. The anthology was published in 1985 by Basic Books. The volume is substantial in size and contains extensive notes …

4535. I'd Know You Anywhere

Laura Lippman

I'd Know You Anywhere is a book written by Laura Lippman.

4536. In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI: Time Regained

Marcel Proust

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

4537. Beezus and Ramona

Beverly Cleary

Beezus and Ramona is a 1955 children's novel written by Beverly Cleary. It is the first of Cleary's books to focus on Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice, known as Beezus. Beezus and Ramona is realistic fiction, written from nine-year-old Beezus' point of view, as she …

4539. The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II

Edvard Radzinsky

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

4540. The Shadow of the Torturer

Gene Wolfe

The Shadow of the Torturer is a science fantasy novel by Gene Wolfe, published by Simon & Schuster in 1980. It is the first of four volumes in The Book of the New Sun which Wolfe had completed in draft before The Shadow of the Torturer was published. It relates the story of …

4541. Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories

Italo Calvino

For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century, displaying the full breadth of his vision and wit. Written between 1943 and 1984 and masterfully …

4542. The Many-Colored Land

Julian May

The Many-Colored Land is the first book of the Saga of Pliocene Exile by American author Julian May. It sets the series up by introducing the story of each of the characters. The main purpose of the book is to provide information for the rest of the series, only beginning the …

4543. The Seventh Gate

Margaret Weis

The Seventh Gate is the final novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman in their seven-book Death Gate Cycle series.

4544. Oracle's Queen

Lynn Flewelling

Oracle's Queen is the last novel in the The Tamír Triad by Lynn Flewelling, preceded by Hidden Warrior and by The Bone Doll's Twin.

4545. M Is for Magic

Neil Gaiman

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a breathtaking collection of tales for younger readers that may chill or amuse, but that always embrace the unexpected: Humpty Dumpty's sister hires a private detective to investigate her brother's death.A teenage boy who has trouble …

4546. The Believers

Zoë Heller

The Believers is a novel by Zoë Heller first published in 2008. It depicts a left-wing New York family of grown-ups who have little in common. The patriarch suffers an unexpected stroke and falls into a coma, after which each family member tries to continue his own …

4547. The Reversal

Michael Connelly

The Reversal is the 22nd novel by American author Michael Connelly and features the third major appearance of Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael "Mickey" Haller. Connelly introduced Haller in his bestselling 2005 novel The Lincoln Lawyer and then paired him with LAPD …

4548. Girl with Curious Hair

David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace first published in 1989. Though the stories are not related, several reflect Wallace's concern with contemporary trends in fiction, including metafiction and the irony of postmodernism; and the …

4549. My Sweet Audrina

V. C. Andrews

My Sweet Audrina is a 1982 novel by V. C. Andrews. It was the only standalone novel published during Andrews' lifetime. It was a number one best-selling novel in North America, published in between If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday, before the publication of Heaven. The …

4551. Market Forces

Richard K. Morgan

Market Forces is a science fiction thriller novel by Richard Morgan. Set in 2049, the story follows Chris Faulkner as he starts his new job as a junior executive at Shorn Associates, working in their Conflict Investment division where the company supports foreign governments in …

4552. Yes Man

Danny Wallace

'Yes Man' is a comedy/memoir novel written by Danny Wallace based upon a year of the author's life, in which he chose to say "Yes" to any offers that came his way. It was also loosely adapted into the 2008 film Yes Man starring Jim Carrey.

4553. Beggars in Spain

Nancy Kress

Beggars in Spain is a 1993 science fiction novel by Nancy Kress. It was originally published as a novella with the same title in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and as a limited edition paperback by Axolotl Press in 1991. Kress expanded it, adding three new volumes and …

4554. Asterix the Gladiator

R. Goscinny

Asterix the Gladiator is the fourth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. It was first serialized in the magazine Pilote, issues 126–168, in 1962.

4555. The Door in the Hedge

Robin McKinley

The Door in the Hedge is a collection of fairy tales by Robin McKinley, published by William Morrow and Company under its Greenwillow Books imprint in 1981. It includes two original stories and two retellings. "The Stolen Princess" "The Princess and the Frog", a version of "The …

4556. The Broken Ear


The Broken Ear, also published as Tintin and the Broken Ear, is the sixth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, …

4557. Return from the Stars

Stanisław Lem

Return from the Stars is a science fiction novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Written in 1961, it revolves around the story of a cosmonaut returning to his homeworld, Earth, and finding it a completely different place than when he left. The novel touches among the ideas of …

4558. The Snow Queen

Joan D. Vinge

The Snow Queen is a science fiction/fantasy novel by Joan D. Vinge, published in 1980. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1981, and was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1981. Based on the fairy-tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow …

4560. Without Feathers

Woody Allen

Woody Allen's Without Feathers is one of his best-known literary pieces. The book spent 4 months on the New York Times Bestseller List. The book is a collection of essays and also features two one act plays, Death and God.

4561. Soldiers of Salamis

Javier Cercas

In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, a writer and founding member of Franco's Fascist Party is about to be shot, and yet miraculously escapes into the forest. When his hiding place is discovered, he faces death for the second time that day-but is spared, this time by a …

4562. Wizard at Large

Terry Brooks

Wizard At Large by Terry Brooks is the third novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series, following The Black Unicorn. Written in 1988, the plot has Abernathy accidentally transported to Earth by one of Questor's ill-conceived spells, while a demonic imp is unleashed upon the …

4563. Into the Labyrinth

Margaret Weis

From his army of the undead, Xar, Lord of the Nexus, learns of the existence of the mysterious Seventh Gate. It is said that this gate grants whoever enters it the power to create worlds—or destroy them. Only Haplo knows its location—but he doesn't know he knows it. Now an …

4564. Saving Faith

David Baldacci

It sounds like a movie pitch: "The story is like Tom Clancy crossed with John Grisham set in the Washington D.C. political world." But David Baldacci's Saving Faith successfully fuses elements from both of these chart-busters in this political thriller spiced with …

4565. The Tao of Pooh

Benjamin Hoff

The Tao of Pooh is a book written by Benjamin Hoff. The book is intended as an introduction to the Eastern belief system of Taoism for Westerners. It allegorically employs the fictional characters of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories to explain the basic principles of …

4566. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

John Archambault

The complete edition of the bestselling children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now available as a Classic Board Book!A told B and B told C,“I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.” When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will …

4567. Water Music

T. Coraghessan Boyle

Water Music is the first novel by T. C. Boyle, first published in 1982. It is a semi-fictional historical adventure novel that is set in the late 18th and early 19th century. It follows the parallel adventures and intertwining fates of its protagonists Ned Rise, a luckless petty …

4568. Larousse Gastronomique

Prosper Montagné

Larousse Gastronomique is an encyclopedia of gastronomy. The majority of the book is about French cuisine, and contains recipes for French dishes and cooking techniques. The first edition included few non-French dishes and ingredients; later editions include many more.

4569. Time Out of Joint

Philip K. Dick

Time Out of Joint is a dystopian novel by Philip K. Dick, first published in novel form in the United States in 1959. An abridged version was also serialised in the British science fiction magazine New Worlds Science Fiction in several installments from December 1959 to February …

4570. The Gates of Rome

Conn Iggulden

The Gates Of Rome is the first novel in the Emperor series, written by author Conn Iggulden. The series is historical fiction following the life of Julius Caesar.

4571. Death in the Clouds

Agatha Christie

Death in the Clouds is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company on 10 March 1935 under the title of Death in the Air and in UK by the Collins Crime Club in the July of the same year under Christie's original title. …

4572. The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes …

4574. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star

Brandon Mull

Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star is a fantasy novel written by Brandon Mull. The book was released on May 31, 2007. It is the second book in the Fablehaven series. Its sequel is Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague.

4575. Justine

Lawrence Durrell

Justine, published in 1957, is the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet. Justine is one of four interlocking novels which each tell various aspects of a complex story of passion and deception from various points of view. The quartet is set in the Egyptian city …

4576. Skin Trade

Laurell K. Hamilton

Skin Trade is the seventeenth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery/erotica novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

4577. The Call of Earth

Orson Scott Card

The Call of Earth is the second book of the Homecoming Saga by Orson Scott Card. The Homecoming saga is a fictionalization of the first few hundred years recorded in the Book of Mormon.

4578. Eighth Grade Bites

Heather Brewer

Eighth Grade Bites is a novel written by Heather Brewer, centered on its main character Vladimir Tod, a vampire from birth.

4580. Pictures of Hollis Woods

Patricia Reilly Giff

This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).Hollis Woodsis the place where a baby was abandonedis the baby’s nameis an artistis now a twelve-year-old girlwho’s been in so …

4583. The Soul of a New Machine

Tracy Kidder

The Soul of a New Machine is a non-fiction book written by Tracy Kidder and published in 1981. It chronicles the experiences of a computer engineering team racing to design a next-generation computer at a blistering pace under tremendous pressure. The machine was launched in …

4584. The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson

The Finkler Question is a 2010 comic novel by British author and journalist Howard Jacobson. The novel won the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

4585. The White Guard

Mikhail Bulgakov

The White Guard is a novel by 20th-century Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, famed for his critically acclaimed later work The Master and Margarita.

4586. Four Quartets

T. S. Eliot

Four Quartets is a set of four poems written by T. S. Eliot that were published individually over a six-year period. The first poem, Burnt Norton, was written and published with a collection of his early works following the production of Eliot's play Murder in the Cathedral. …

4588. Shame

Salman Rushdie

Shame is Salman Rushdie's third novel, published in 1983. Like most of Rushdie's work, this book was written in the style of magic realism. It portrays the lives of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and their relationship. The central theme of the novel is that …

4589. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1958 and published in English in 1962. It is widely considered one of his finest works. A film adaptation of the same name was created in 1958.

4590. The Knight

Gene Wolfe

The Knight is a fantasy novel written by American author Gene Wolfe depicting the journey of an American boy transported to a magical realm and aged to adulthood who soon thereafter becomes a knight. The first of a two-part tale know collectively as The Wizard Knight is told in …

4591. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

P. D. James

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman introduces bestselling mystery author P.D. James’s courageous but vulnerable young detective, Cordelia Gray, in a “top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way” (The New York Times).Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by …

4592. Die Prozedur

Harry Mulisch

Internationally renowned novelist Harry Mulisch's The Procedure is a haunting and fascinating novel about two men who try to create life but fail. In the late sixteenth century, Rabbi Jehudah Löw, in order to guarantee the safety of the Jews in Prague, creates a golem by …

4593. The Cold Six Thousand

James Ellroy

In this savagely audacious novel, James Ellroy plants a pipe bomb under the America in the 1960s, lights the fuse, and watches the shrapnel fly. On November 22, 1963 three men converge in Dallas. Their job: to clean up the JFK hit’s loose ends and inconvenient witnesses. They …

4594. Rabbit Is Rich

John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit Redux, has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as the chief sales representative of Springer Motors, a …

4596. Touching Spirit Bear

Ben Mikaelsen

Touching Spirit Bear is a 2001 young adult novel written by the American author, Ben Mikaelsen. The book is about a troubled Minneapolis teen named Cole who completely changes after spending a year on an isolated southwestern Alaska island. It was followed by a sequel, called …

4597. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

Pearl Cleage

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day is a novel by Pearl Cleage, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in September 1998. The book focuses on a black woman who has moved back to her Michigan hometown following a positive diagnosis for HIV. The novel was Cleage's …

4598. A universal history of infamy

Jorge Luis Borges

A Universal History of Infamy, or A Universal History of Iniquity, is a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, first published in 1935, and revised by the author in 1954. Most were published individually in the newspaper Critica between 1933 and 1934. Angel Flores, …

4599. Songs in Ordinary Time

Mary McGarry Morris

Songs in Ordinary Time is the 1995 novel by Mary McGarry Morris, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in June 1997.

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