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.

4601. 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.

4602. 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 …

4603. Petersburg

Andrei Bely

Petersburg is a novel by Russian writer Andrei Bely. A Symbolist work, it arguably foreshadows James Joyce's Modernist ambitions. First published in 1913, the novel received little attention and was not translated into English until 1959 by John Cournos, over 45 years after it …

4604. 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.

4605. 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.

4606. 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 …

4607. 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 …

4608. 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 …

4609. 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 …

4611. 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.

4613. 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 …

4615. 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 …

4616. 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 …

4617. 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 …

4618. 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 …

4619. 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.

4620. 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 …

4621. 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 …

4622. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

José Saramago

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis is a 1984 novel by Portuguese novelist José Saramago, the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in literature. It tells the story of the final year in the life of the title character, Ricardo Reis, one of the many heteronyms used by the Portuguese …

4623. 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 …

4624. Iceland's Bell (Vintage International Original)

Halldór Laxness

Iceland's Bell is a historical novel by Nobel prize-winning Icelandic author Halldór Kiljan Laxness. It was published in three parts: Iceland's Bell, The Bright Jewel or The Fair Maiden and Fire in Copenhagen. The novel takes place in the 18th century, mostly in Iceland and …

4626. 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 …

4627. 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 …

4628. 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. …

4631. Lincoln

Gore Vidal

Lincoln: A Novel is a historical novel, part of the Narratives of Empire series by Gore Vidal. Set during the American Civil War, the novel describes the presidency of Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of several historical figures, including presidential secretary John Hay, …

4632. Espedair Street

Iain Banks

Espedair Street is a novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1987.

4634. Dicey's Song

Cynthia Voigt

Dicey's Song is a novel by Cynthia Voigt. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1983.

4635. 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.

4636. Either/Or

Søren Kierkegaard

Either/Or is the first published work of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. Appearing in two volumes in 1843 under the pseudonymous authorship of Victor Eremita it outlines a theory of human development in which consciousness progresses from an essentially hedonistic, …

4637. The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould

How smart are you? If that question doesn't spark a dozen more questions in your mind (like "What do you mean by 'smart,'" "How do I measure it," and "Who's asking?"), then The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould's masterful demolition of the IQ industry, should be required …

4638. 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 …

4640. The Tiger's Wife

Tea Obreht

The Tiger's Wife is the debut novel of American writer Téa Obreht. It was published in 2010 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a British imprint of Orion Books, and in 2011 by Random House in America.

4641. 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 …

4642. Human Croquet

Kate Atkinson

Human Croquet is the second novel of Kate Atkinson. The book covers the experiences of Isobel Fairfax, including her occasional bouts of time-travelling, while setting out the legacy of a 300 year old family curse.

4643. Honor Among Enemies

David Weber

Honor Among Enemies is the sixth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. In the book, Honor returns to active duty from her political exile on Grayson to command a Q-ship and fight space pirates.

4645. Thank You, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

Thank You, Jeeves is a Jeeves novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 16 March 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 23 April 1934 by Little, Brown and Company, New York. The story had previously been serialised, in the Strand …

4646. The Little Drummer Girl

John le Carré

The Little Drummer Girl is a spy novel by John le Carré, published in 1983. The story follows the manipulations of Martin Kurtz, an Israeli spymaster who is trying to kill a Palestinian terrorist named Khalil, who is bombing Jewish-related targets in Europe, particularly …

4647. I Love You, Beth Cooper

Larry Doyle

Denis Cooverman didn't want to give a typical graduation speech, cherishing memories and embracing challenges and crap. So, instead, he stood up in front of his 512 class-mates and their 3,000 relatives and said some-thing really important: "I love you, Beth Cooper." It would …

4648. Black Magic Sanction

Kim Harrison

Black Magic Sanction is a book written by Kim Harrison.

4649. The Rules of Survival

Nancy Werlin

The Rules of Survival, is a novel by Nancy Werlin. It depicts the story of a boy and his two siblings trying to survive vicious emotional and physical abuse by their mother, Nikki. This book was a National Book Award finalist. It also received recognition as a 2007 Best Book for …

4650. 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 …

4651. Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking is an autobiographical book by American actress and author Carrie Fisher, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Fisher's book was based on her one-woman stage show, which she developed with writer/director Joshua Ravetch. The show debuted at The Geffen …

4652. Wolf of the Plains

Conn Iggulden

From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys Genghis Khan was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Shaped by abandonment and betrayal, Temujin endured, driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face …

4654. Flight 714

Herge

Flight 714 is the twenty-second volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The title refers to a flight that Tintin and his friends fail to catch, as they become embroiled in a plot to kidnap an eccentric millionaire from a supersonic …

4655. The King Must Die

Mary Renault

In this ambitious, ingenious narrative, celebrated historical novelist Mary Renault take legendary hero Theseus and spins his myth into a fast-paced and exciting story.Renault starts with Theseus' early years, showing how the mystery of his father's identity and his small …

4656. Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

Goodnight Mister Tom is a children's novel by the English author Michelle Magorian, published by Kestrel in 1981. Harper & Row published a U.S. edition within the calendar year. Set in mostly rural England during World War II, it features a boy abused at home in London who …

4657. No Great Mischief

Alistair MacLeod

Alistair MacLeod musters all of the skill and grace that have won him an international following to give us No Great Mischief, the story of a fiercely loyal family and the tradition that drives it. Generations after their forebears went into exile, the MacDonalds still face …

4658. Spies

Michael Frayn

Spies is a psychological novel by English author and dramatist Michael Frayn. It is currently studied by A-Level, and some GCSE, literature students in various schools. It is also studied by some Year 12 VCE English students in Australia.

4659. Fox in Sox

Dr. Seuss

"This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble." Dr. Seuss gives fair warning to anyone brave enough to read along with the Fox in Socks, who likes to play tongue-twisting games with his friend Mr. Knox. "Here's an easy game to play. Here's an easy thing to …

4660. 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 …

4661. Sharpe's Tiger

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Tiger is the first historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell and was first published in 1997. Sharpe is a private in the British army serving in India at Seringapatam.

4662. The Last Kingdom

Bernard Cornwell

In the middle years of the ninth-century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon …

4663. A Mango-Shaped Space

Wendy Mass

A Mango-Shaped Space is a young adult novel by Wendy Mass. The plot centers around Mia Winchell, a thirteen-year-old girl living with synesthesia, a jumbling of the senses: Words and sounds have color for her. Her synesthesia causes her problems in school, with friends, and …

4664. When True Night Falls

Celia S. Friedman

When True Night Falls, published in 1993 by DAW Books is a fantasy novel by Celia S. Friedman. It is the second book in the Coldfire Trilogy.

4665. The Ringworld Throne

Larry Niven

The Ringworld Throne is a novel by Larry Niven, first published in 1996. It is the direct sequel to his previous work The Ringworld Engineers. He wrote it as a replacement after being unable to finish his contracted novel The Ghost Ships, the sequel to The Integral Trees and The …

4667. Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages

Bill Willingham

Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages is a book collecting issues 76–82 of the Fables series.

4668. 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, …

4671. The Forge of God

Greg Bear

This doomsday masterpiece from the author of Eon and Hull Zero Three was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards. On July 26, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone. On September 28th, Edward Shaw …

4673. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

Chuck Palahniuk

Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon is a travelogue by novelist Chuck Palahniuk. The book alternates between autobiographical chapters, and lists of the author's favorite activities in his home city of Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest of the United …

4675. The Vesuvius Club

Mark Gatiss

The "League of Gentlemen's", Mark Gatiss reads his own bestselling novel. Presenting a thrilling plunge into Edwardian low life and high society with England's most dashing secret agent...Lucifer Box is the darling of the Edwardian belle monde: portrait painter, wit, dandy and …

4676. No Word from Gurb

Eduardo Mendoza

“Literary Prozac.”—Cosmopolitan“Eduardo Mendoza is one of contemporary Spain’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review“An accomplished literary novelist who knows how to entertain.”—Kirkus ReviewsA shape-shifting extraterrestrial named Gurb has assumed the form …

4677. The Night Listener

Armistead Maupin

The Night Listener is a 2000 roman à clef by Armistead Maupin. The novel's plot is based on the author's interaction with Anthony Godby Johnson, the purported author of a book, A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Story, both before and after Anthony is suspected of …

4678. Beyond Black

Hilary Mantel

Beyond Black is a 2005 novel by English writer Hilary Mantel. It was shortlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction.

4679. When We Were Very Young

A. A. Milne

When We Were Very Young is a best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne. It was first published in 1924, and was illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Several of the verses were set to music by Harold Fraser-Simson. The book begins with an introduction entitled "Just Before We Begin", …

4680. Jewel

Bret Lott

Jewel is a novel by Bret Lott, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection.

4681. Now We Are Six

A. A. Milne

Now We Are Six is a book of thirty-five children's verses by A. A. Milne, with illustrations by E. H. Shepard. It was first published in 1927 including poems such as "King John's Christmas", "Binker" and "Pinkle Purr". Eleven of the poems in the collection are accompanied by …

4682. The Cay

Theodore Taylor

The Cay is a children's novel written by Theodore Taylor. It was published in 1969. The Cay took only three weeks to complete. Taylor based the character of the boy in his book on a child who was aboard the Hato, when it was torpedoed, who drifts out to sea on a lifeboat. The …

4683. Revolution

Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution is a young adult historical fiction novel by Jennifer Donnelly about a girl named Andi Alpers who is struggling with drugs, thoughts of suicide, and the way her family has fallen apart after the death of her ten-year-old brother. When her father takes her with him to …

4684. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Suzanne Collins

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane is a novel with many elements of High Fantasy, and the second book in the critically acclaimed The Underland Chronicles written by Suzanne Collins.

4685. 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.

4686. The Singularity Is Near

Ray Kurzweil

For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. …

4687. The Thirteen Problems

Agatha Christie

The Thirteen Problems is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in June 1932 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1933 under the title The Tuesday Club Murders. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and …

4688. Downsize This!

Michael Moore

From the creator of the hit BBC TV Show TV NATION, the most popular documentary of all time, Emmy Award-winning ROGER AND ME, and the stupendously successful STUPID WHITE MEN, is a new edition of Michael Moore's classic book for all you disillusioned, political abstainees who …

4690. She: A History of Adventure

H. Rider Haggard

She — subtitled A History of Adventure — is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first serialised in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. She is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and one of the best-selling books of all time, with over 83 million copies …

4692. The pledge

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim’s mother he will find the perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real …

4693. 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.

4694. Seven Ancient Wonders

Matthew Reilly

Seven Ancient Wonders is a book written by the Australian author Matthew Reilly in 2005. Its sequel, The Six Sacred Stones was released in the fall of 2007. The most recent novel in the series, The Five Greatest Warriors, was released in Australia on October 20, 2009.

4695. 90 Minutes in Heaven

Cecil B Murphey

As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him …

4696. A Long Way from Chicago

Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago is a "novel in stories" by Richard Peck. It was awarded the Newbery Honor in 1999. Peck's sequel to this book, A Year Down Yonder, won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2001.

4697. The Confusions of Young Törless

Robert Musil

At a bleak, isolated military school on the fringes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, four young cadets —Torless, Beineberg, Reiting and their victim Basini—rift even further away from their school- fellows into a private world of ritual, secrecy and torture.For more than seventy …

4698. The Broken Ear

Herge

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, …

4699. Crabwalk

Günter Grass

Hailed by critics and readers alike as Günter Grass's best book since The Tin Drum, Crabwalk is an engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff and a critical meditation on Germany's struggle with its wartime memories. The Gustloff, a German cruise ship turned …

4700. Shoeless Joe

W. P. Kinsella

More than the inspiration for the beloved film Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe is a mythical novel about “dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American” (Philadelphia Inquirer). “If you build it, he will come.” These mysterious words, spoken by an Iowa baseball …

4701. Ready or Not

Meg Cabot

Ready or Not is the sequel to the novel All-American Girl. Both were written by Meg Cabot, who is also the author of The Princess Diaries. The book takes place about one year after the events of All-American Girl.

4702. How to Be Popular

Meg Cabot

How to Be Popular is a young adult novel written by Meg Cabot. How to Be Popular written as a stand-alone book. It was published in July 2006 in the United State. It has since been published in 14 other countries.

4704. Small Steps

Louis Sachar

Small Steps is a 2006 novel for young adults by Louis Sachar, first published by Delacorte Books. It is the sequel to Holes, although the main character of Holes, Stanley Yelnats, is not in it.

4705. Wither

Lauren DeStefano

Wither is a 2011 young-adult dystopian novel written by Lauren DeStefano. It was originally published on March 22, 2011, by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. It is set in a future where scientists succeeded in engineering a perfect generation of humans, free of illness …

4706. The Fury

L. J. Smith

This book begins with the newly "turned" Elena watching Damon and Stefan engaged in a fight to the death. Initially she does not recognize the brothers due to her confused state, having recently died and risen as a Vampire, but soon a flicker of memory causes her to realize the …

4707. If Tomorrow Comes

Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes is a 1985 crime fiction novel by American author Sidney Sheldon. It is a story portraying an ordinary woman who is framed by the Mafia, her subsequent quest for vengeance towards them and her later life as a con artist. The novel was adapted into a three-part …

4708. Battle Royale, Vol. 01

Koushun Takami

Battle Royale is a novel by Japanese writer Koushun Takami. Originally completed in 1996, it was not published until 1999. The story tells of junior high school students who are forced to fight each other to the death in a program run by the authoritarian Japanese government, …

4709. The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien is a selection of J. R. R. Tolkien's letters published in 1981, edited by Tolkien's biographer Humphrey Carpenter assisted by Christopher Tolkien. The selection contains 354 letters, dating between October 1914, when Tolkien was an undergraduate …

4710. Johnny and the Dead

Terry Pratchett

Johnny and the Dead is the second novel by Terry Pratchett to feature the character Johnny Maxwell. The other novels in the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy are Only You Can Save Mankind and Johnny and the Bomb. In this story, Johnny sees and speaks with the spirits of those interred in …

4712. The Ice House

Minette Walters

The Ice House is the first crime novel by English writer Minette Walters. The story was the recipient of a John Creasey award for best debut.

4713. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

Thomas E. Ricks

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq is a book by Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Thomas E. Ricks. Fiasco deals with the history of the Iraq War from the planning phase to combat operations to 2006 and argues that the war was badly planned and executed. Ricks …

4714. To Sir Phillip, with love

Julia Quinn

Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when …

4715. Thirst for love

Yukio Mishima

Thirst for Love is a 1950 novel by the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. The word "kawaki" literally means thirst, but has a sense of parched dryness associated with it. The title of the movie version has also been translated as Longing for Love. Thirst for Love is Mishima's third …

4716. Desolation Angels

Jack Kerouac

Desolation Angels is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac, which makes up part of his Duluoz Legend. It was published in 1965, but was written years earlier, around the time On the Road was in the process of publication. According to the …

4717. Eastern Standard Tribe

Cory Doctorow

A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a …

4719. The Book of General Ignorance

John Mitchinson

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, …

4720. Witch & Wizard

James Patterson

Witch & Wizard is the first novel of the Witch & Wizard series, written by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet. It chronicles a dystopian future in which Whit and Wisty Allgood are arrested, imprisoned, and sentenced to execution during the uprising of a new …

4722. Renegade's Magic

Robin Hobb

The stirring conclusion to The Soldier Son Trilogy—the acclaimed epic tale of duty, destiny, and magic by New York Times bestselling master fantasist Robin HobbLoyal, privileged, and brave, Nevare Burvelle proudly embraced his preordained role as soldier in the service of the …

4724. Buddha: Deer Park (Vol. 5)

Osamu Tezuka

In the fifth installment of manga-godfather Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, engagement with death imparts the lesson of life's sancity. In a Machiavellian rise to power, Devadatta, a rogue aristrocrat, incites war between two kingdoms that will leave thousands dead. King Bimisara of …

4725. The Dreaming Void

Peter F. Hamilton

The Dreaming Void is a science fiction novel by British writer Peter F. Hamilton, the first in his Void Trilogy.

4726. Manifold: Time

Stephen Baxter

Manifold: Time is a 1999 science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is the first of Baxter's Manifold Trilogy, although the books can be read in any order because the series takes place in a multiverse. The book was nominated for the 2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award.

4727. The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath

Holly Black

After returning home from their latest adventure, Mallory, Jared, and Simon find Mulgarath, an ogre and leader the goblins, has taken captive their mother along with Uncle Arthur's field guide.

4728. Everlost

Neal Shusterman

Everlost is a fantasy book published in 2006 by the acclaimed young-adult author Neal Shusterman. The story is the first in the Skinjacker trilogy that takes place in Everlost, the place between life and death.

4729. Nightfall

Isaac Asimov

"Nightfall" is a 1941 science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov about the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated at all times on all sides. It was adapted into a novel with Robert Silverberg in 1990. The short story has been included in 48 …

4730. The Currents of Space

Isaac Asimov

The Currents of Space is a science fiction novel by the American writer Isaac Asimov. It is the second of three books labeled the Galactic Empire series, though it was the last of the three he wrote. Each occurs after humans have settled many worlds in the galaxy — after the …

4731. Away laughing on a fast camel

Louise Rennison

The Sex God has left the country, taking Georgia's heart with him. So she decides to display glaciosity to all boys -- a girl can only have her heart broken so many times. Until she meets Masimo, the new singer for the Stiff Dylans. The Sex God is gone, but here comes the …

4732. The Marvelous Land of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published on July 5, 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in the Land of Oz, and the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. …

4734. The Courtship of Princess Leia

Dave Wolverton

The Courtship of Princess Leia is a 1995 bestselling Star Wars book by Dave Wolverton. It continued the streak of New York Times Bestsellers, which started with Heir to the Empire. The Courtship of Princess Leia is set in the Star Wars expanded universe, and deals with the …

4735. Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Dan Millman

Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author Dan Millman. The book has been a bestseller in many countries since its first publication in 1980. The book initially had only modest sales, before reportedly Hal …

4736. The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories makes available the fullest selection ever printed of her short fiction, featuring the pioneering feminist masterpiece of the title, her …

4737. That Old Ace in the Hole

Annie Proulx

Bob Dollar is a reluctant land swindler. When the 25-year-old protagonist in Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole signs on as a location scout for Global Pork Rind, an industrial hog farming corporation, he has no idea what kind of moral quandaries he's in for. Well, maybe he …

4738. Dragon on a Pedestal

Piers Anthony

Dragon on a Pedestal is the seventh book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

4739. Significant Others

Armistead Maupin

"An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco." --New York Times Book Review Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing …

4740. The Man in the Brown Suit

Agatha Christie

How odd, Anne Beddingfeld thought, that the stranger caught her eye, recoiled in horror, and fell to his death on the rails of Hyde Park Underground Station. Odder still was a doctor in a brown suit who pronounced him dead and vanished into the crowd. But what really aroused …

4742. Don't Move

Margaret Mazzantini

Called to the hospital when his fifteen-year-old daughter, Angela, is injured in a potentially fatal accident, a prominent surgeon sits and waits, silently confessing the affair he had the year Angela was born. As Timoteo’s tale begins, he’s driving to the beach house where his …

4743. How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Thomas C Foster

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and …

4744. Elective Affinities

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Book Description Publication Date: October 26, 1978 Eduard and Charlotte are an aristocratic couple who live a harmonious but idle life in their estate. But the peace of their existence is thrown into chaos when two visitors - Eduard's friend the Captain and Charlotte's …

4745. Legends

Terry Pratchett

Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy is a 1998 anthology of 11 novellas by a number of noteworthy fantasy authors, edited by Robert Silverberg. All the stories were original to the collection, and set in the authors' established fictional worlds. The anthology …

4747. Walking on Glass

Iain Banks

Walking on Glass is the second novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1985. Banks would go on to write several more novels before his death in 2013, including several acclaimed science fiction novels that formed the Culture series. Walking on Glass is formed of three …

4748. A Faint Cold Fear

Karin Slaughter

Gillian Flynn says, "Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today."An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated …

4749. By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Agatha Christie

By The Pricking of My Thumbs is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1968 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at twenty-one shillings and the US …

4751. Zen in the Art of Archery

Eugen Herrigel

So many books have been written about the meditation side of Zen and the everyday, chop wood/carry water side of Zen. But few books have approached Zen the way that most Japanese actually do--through ritualized arts of discipline and beauty--and perhaps that is why Eugen …

4752. Gridlinked

Neal Asher

Gridlinked is Neal Asher's first novel, published by the Macmillan Publishers imprint Pan Books in 2001. It contains elements of the technological inventiveness of hard science-fiction with a more contemporary political plotline. The novel follows the exploits of Earth Central …

4754. Fanny Hill

John Cleland

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, commonly known as Fanny Hill, has been shrouded in mystery and controversy since John Cleland completed it in 1749. The Bishop of London called the work 'an open insult upon Religion and good manners' and James Boswell referred to it as 'a most …

4755. Damia's Children

Anne McCaffrey

A continuation of the chronicles of the Talents, begun in The Rowan and Damia. In the deeps of space, Mrdini scouts have crossed the path of three Hive ships - ships that are giant hulks of cell units, bearing the queens and workers out into space, to breed, multiply and destroy.

4756. The Dilbert Future

Scott Adams

The Dilbert Future is a book published by Scott Adams as a satire of humanity that breaks the net motivations of humanity down into stupidity, selfishness, and "horniness", and presents various ideas for profiting from human nature. The final chapter invites the reader to ponder …

4757. Common Sense

Thomas Paine

The publication of Thomas Paine's incendiary pamphlet, Common Sense, in January of 1776, proved the tipping point for America's Revolutionary War. Its eloquent and reasoned argument about the inherent unfairness of monarchic succession, and its catalog of abuses by the English …

4759. Fame

Daniel Kehlmann

A man buys a mobile phone and starts receiving calls intended for someone else. After some initial hesitation, he begins to play with his new identity. From one day to the next, an actor's phone falls dead silent, as though someone had stolen his life. A writer takes a pair of …

4761. Absolute Power

David Baldacci

Absolute Power is a 1996 book by David Baldacci, which was made into a 1997 film starring Clint Eastwood.

4762. Sure of You

Armistead Maupin

"An old fashioned pleasure... there's been nothing like it since the heyday of the serial novel 100 years ago... Tearing through [the tales] one after the other, as I did, allows instant gratification; it also lets you appreciate how masterfully they're constructed. No matter …

4763. Black: The Birth of Evil

Ted Dekker

Black: The Birth of Evil is a novel written by author Ted Dekker. It is the first book in the Circle Series, and is a part of the Books of History Chronicles.

4764. Therapy

Sebastian Fitzek

"No witnesses, no evidence, no body: Star psychologist Viktor Larenz's twelve-year-old daughter, Josy, who had suffered from an inexplicable illness, has vanished under mysterious circumstances during a visit to her doctor, and the investigation into her disappearance has …

4765. In the Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin is a 2011 non-fiction book by Erik Larson.

4766. Lord Edgware Dies

Agatha Christie

Lord Edgware Dies is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in September 1933 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year under the title of Thirteen at Dinner. Before its book publication, the novel was …

4767. The Man Who Planted Trees

Quint Buchholz

The Man Who Planted Trees is not a detailed how-to guide to planting; it is a touching story of Elzéard Bouffier, who devoted his entire life to reforesting a desolate portion of Provence, in southern France. He single-handedly planted 100 acorns each day before, through, and …

4768. The Cruelest Month

Louise Penny

When a group of villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil—until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death? Or was the victim somehow helped along? Enter Chief Inspector Armand …

4770. The Telling

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Telling is a 2000 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin set in her fictional universe of Hainish Cycle. The Telling is Le Guin's first follow-up novel set in the Hainish Cycle since her 1974 novel The Dispossessed. It tells the story of Sutty, a Terran sent to be an …

4771. Alamut

Vladimir Bartol

Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self-proclaimed prophet Hasan ibn Sabbah is setting up his mad but brilliant plan to rule the region with a handful of elite fighters who are to become his "living daggers." By creating a virtual …

4772. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's …

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone is a 2006 book by Rajiv Chandrasekaran that takes a critical look at the civilian leadership of the American reconstruction project in Iraq. Centered mainly on the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority, within …

4774. The Mysterious Benedict Society

Trenton Lee Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Society is a novel written by Trenton Lee Stewart and illustrated by Carson Ellis, first published in 2007. It tells the story of four gifted children, Reynie Muldoon, Sticky Washington, Kate Wetherall, and Constance Contraire, as they are formed into the …

4775. The Ice Limit

Lincoln Child

The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this …

4776. When the emperor was divine

Julie Otsuka

When the Emperor was Divine is a historical fiction novel written by American author Julie Otsuka about a Japanese American family sent to an internment camp in the Utah desert during World War II. The novel, loosely based on the wartime experiences of Otsuka's mother's family, …

4777. Mrs. Kimble

Jennifer Haigh

Mrs. Kimble is Jennifer Haigh's debut novel. Covering several decades from the 1960s to the late 1990s, it is about a man who marries three women and in turn ruins each of their lives. Accordingly, the book is about three rather than just one "Mrs. Kimble." Mrs. Kimble won the …

4779. Venetia

Georgette Heyer

Venetia is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer set in England in 1818.

4780. The Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker

Each hour, 75 women are raped in the United States, and every few seconds, a woman is beaten. Each day, 400 Americans suffer shooting injuries, and another 1,100 face criminals armed with guns. Author Gavin de Becker says victims of violent behavior usually feel a sense of fear …

4781. Story of a Girl

Sara Zarr

When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother's best friend--Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," she longs to escape a life defined by her past. With …

4782. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Chris Crutcher

Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes is a young-adult fiction novel by Chris Crutcher. It has been recognized by the American Library Association as one of the "Best of the Best Books for Young Adults". It is also one of fifty books on Young Adult Library Services Association's The …

4783. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex

Anne Frank

Tales from the Secret Annex, is a collection of miscellaneous prose fiction and non-fiction written by Anne Frank while she was in hiding during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands. It was first published in The Netherlands in 1949, then in an expanded edition in 1960. A …

4785. Schooled

Gordon Korman

Schooled is a 2007 children's book written by Gordon Korman. It is about a hippie named Cap who comes to public school while his grandmother is in the hospital, and makes an impact on the school. It was the Intermediate Winner of the 2010 Young Reader's Choice Awards.

4786. The Magician's Elephant

Kate DiCamillo

The Magician's Elephant is the thirteenth book written by American author Kate Dicamillo. It was released on September 8, 2009

4788. Criss Cross

Lynne Rae Perkins

Criss Cross is a novel by Lynne Rae Perkins that won the 2006 Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature. It followed the character Debbie from her previous novel, All Alone in the Universe, but introduced several new characters, primarily her neighborhood friends …

4789. Fallen Dragon

Peter F. Hamilton

Fallen Dragon is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton. It was first published in 2001 by Macmillan. It follows the adventures of the mercenary Lawrence Newton as he attempts to capture what he believes is a fabulous treasure, only to find something of much greater …

4790. Blood Price

Tanya Huff

Blood Price is the first novel in Tanya Huff's series about private investigator Victoria Nelson, her new, immortal helper, bastard son of Henry VIII, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, or simply, Henry Fitzroy, and her former lover and colleague Detective - …

4791. The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare

FOLGER Shakespeare Library THE WORLD S LEADING CENTER FOR SHAKESPEARE STUDIES Each edition includes Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene by scene plot …

4792. As She Climbed Across the Table

Jonathan Lethem

As She Climbed Across the Table is a 1997 novel by the American writer Jonathan Lethem. This satirical science fiction story is set on the fictional campus of Beauchamp University in Northern California. Particle physicist Alice Coombs rooms with narrator Philip Engstrand, an …

4793. Woman on the Edge of Time

Marge Piercy

Woman on the Edge of Time is a novel by Marge Piercy. It is considered a classic of utopian "speculative" science fiction as well as a feminist classic.

4794. Gil's All Fright Diner

A. Lee Martinez

Gil's All Fright Diner is an urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez first published in 2005.

4795. The Divine Invasion

Philip K. Dick

The Divine Invasion is a BSFA Award nominated 1981 science fiction book by Philip K. Dick. It is the second book in the gnostic VALIS trilogy, and takes place in the indeterminate future, perhaps a century or more after VALIS. It was originally titled, "Valis Regained". After …

4796. Generation Kill

Evan Wright

Based on Evan Wright's National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone, this is the raw, firsthand account of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series.Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of …

4797. Chronicle in Stone

Ismail Kadare

Chronicle in Stone is a novel by Ismail Kadare. First published in Albanian in 1971, and sixteen years later in English translation, it describes life in a small Albanian city during World War II. Translated by Arshi Pipa, an Albanian émigré who lived in the United States, the …

4799. Diaspora

Greg Egan

Diaspora is a hard science fiction novel by the Australian writer Greg Egan which first appeared in print in 1997.

4800. White Cat

Holly Black

White Cat is the first book in the The Curse Workers series about Cassel Sharpe, written by Holly Black. In this alternate world story, workers are rare people with magical abilities that sometimes run in families. Using their abilities requires skin contact and is illegal, …



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