The most popular books in English
from 55801 to 56000

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.

55802. The Fiftieth Gate

Mark Raphael Baker

The Fiftieth Gate is a book written by Mark Raphael Baker and published by HarperCollins in 1997. The book documents his exploration of his parents' memories and past in relation to the Holocaust. The book won a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1997, and the Ethnic …

55803. Ground water

Matthew Hollis

Ground water is a book written by Matthew Hollis.

55813. Commander Toad and the Voyage Home

Jane Yolen

Commander Toad and the Voyage Home is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jane Yolen.

55816. The Son of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Son of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was written between January 21 and May 11, 1915, and first published in the magazine All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial from December 4, …

55821. Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the American Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, …

55822. Boy of the South Seas

Eunice Tietjens

Boy of the South Seas is a children's novel by Eunice Tietjens. It tells the story of Teiki of the Marquesas Islands who, after accidentally stowing away on a visiting ship, makes a new life on the island of Moorea. The book is illustrated by Myrtle Sheldon. It was first …

55823. The Dream Coach

Anne Parrish

The Dream Coach is a children's book by Anne Parrish. It contains four fairytale-like stories linked by the theme of a Dream Coach which travels around the world bringing dreams to children. The stories are: "The Seven White Dreams of the King's Daughter", "Goran's Dream", "A …

55824. Feather Mountain

Elizabeth Olds

Feather Mountain is a book by Elizabeth Olds.

55825. The Forest Pool

Laura Adams Armer

The Forest Pool is a book by Laura Adams Armer.

55826. Glory of the Seas

Agnes Danforth Hewes

Glory of the Seas is a children's historical novel by Agnes Hewes. It is set in Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1850s. The novel, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, was first published in 1933 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934. The novel has two main themes. The first concerns …

55827. The Christmas Anna Angel

Ruth Sawyer

The Christmas Anna Angel is a book written by Ruth Sawyer and illustrated by Kate Seredy.

55828. The Seed of Evil

Barrington J. Bayley

The Seed of Evil is the second science fiction collection by Barrington J. Bayley. The book collects thirteen short stories published between 1962 and 1979, several of which are original to this volume.

55829. Windows & stones

Tomas Transtromer

Windows & stones is a selection of poems by Tomas Tranströmer and translated into English by May Swenson.

55832. The little lame prince

Rosemary Wells

The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak is a story for children written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik and first published in 1875. In the story, the young Prince Dolor, whose legs are paralysed due to a childhood trauma, is exiled to a tower in a wasteland. As he grows …

55833. The individual in Darwinʼs world

Stephen Jay Gould

The individual in Darwinʼs world is a book by Stephen Jay Gould.

55835. Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home is a book published in 1993 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

55841. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

55845. The Levels

Peter Benson

The Levels is a book written by Peter Benson.

55850. Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the …

Neil Gaiman

A celebrated send-up of gothic literature, beautifully adapted into a dark, brooding, and oddly comical graphic novel. Somewhere in the night, a raven caws, an author's pen scratches, and thunder claps. The author wants to write fiction: stories about frail women in white …

55855. Finn

Katharine Jay Bacon

Finn is a book written by Katharine Jay Bacon.

55857. The Man in the Cage

Jack Vance

The Man in the Cage is a book by Jack Vance.

55865. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the …

55871. The Homecoming

Barry B. Longyear

The Homecoming is a novelette written by Barry B. Longyear.

55873. Murder on the Midnight Plane

Gaby Waters

Murder on the Midnight Plane is book 3 in the Usborne Puzzle Adventure series of children's books. This was originally marketed as a "Solve It Yourself" book. Later this series was renamed "Usborne Puzzle Adventures". In 2001 the cover was redesigned.

55874. Operating System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

Operating System Concept Texbook, by Abraham Silberschatz and James Peterson, is a classic textbook on operating system. It is often called the Dinosaur book. The First Edition of the book had on the cover number of dinosaurs labeled with various old operating systems. The …

55878. 21st Century Game Design

Chris Bateman

21st Century Game Design is a book by Chris Bateman and Richard Boon. This book is part of the Game Development Series. It was first published by Charles River Media on August 29, 2005. The main innovation of the book is the focus on demographic game design through the use of a …

55880. Guided Tour

Gordon R. Dickson

Guided Tour is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Tor Books in 1988. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, Astounding, Planet Stories, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Future, …

55885. The Unclassed

George Gissing

The Unclassed is a novel by the English author George Gissing. It was written during 1883 but revised, at the publisher's insistence, in February 1884 and shortly before publication. It tells the story of a young, educated man, Osmond Waymark, who survives by teaching. He …

55886. Salome

Oscar Wilde

Salome is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay …

55887. The Wing of Night

Brenda Walker

The Wing of Night is a 2005 novel by Australian author Brenda Walker.

55890. High Stakes Game

Jeff Mariotte

High Stakes Game is a book published in 2006 that was written by Jeff Mariotte.

55892. Star of Silver Spires

Ann Bryant

Star of Silver Spires is a book published in 2008 that was written by Ann Bryant.

55908. A Little Girl is Dead

Harry Golden

A Little Girl is Dead is a book written by Harry Golden.

55911. Sixty-Four, Ninety-Four

R. H. Mottram

Sixty-Four, Ninety-Four is a book published in 1925 that was written by Ralph Hale Mottram.

55913. Love Story

Erich Segal

Love Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal. The book's origins lay in a screenplay that Segal wrote, and that was subsequently approved for production by Paramount Pictures. Paramount requested that Segal adapt the story into novel form as a preview of …

55916. Turtle Moon

Alice Hoffman

Turtle Moon is a book written by Alice Hoffman.

55919. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is …

55922. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

Loudspeaker Design Cookbook by Vance Dickason is a resource for the design and construction of audio loudspeakers.

55924. Geek Chic

Neil Feineman

Geek Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Geek Culture is a 2005 book co-written by Neil Feinman, Rob Davis and Chelseah Kalberloh. The book charts the history of the geek from Ancient Greece to the Xbox. It is published by Thames and Hudson, BIS Publishing and Ginko Press.

55925. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of …

Joseph Stiglitz

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy is a book on the causes and consequences of the Great Recession by economist and Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, first published in 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. While focusing on the roots of the …

55929. Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The …

Richard Layman

Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece, Including John Huston's Movie with Humphrey Bogart is a book edited by Richard Layman.

55930. Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think …

Gregory Berns

Iconoclast: a Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently is a neuropsychology book written by Gregory Berns and first published in 2008 by Harvard Business Press. The text describes how iconoclasts leverage perception, imagination, fear, and social intelligence to achieve …

55931. Beat Generation

Jack Foley

Beat Generation is a play written by Jack Kerouac upon returning home to Florida after his seminal work On the Road had been published in 1957. Gerald Nicosia, a Kerouac biographer and family friend has said that theatre producer Leo Gavin suggested that Kerouac should write a …

55932. The Bourne Retribution

Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Retribution is the eleventh novel in the Bourne series and eighth by Eric Van Lustbader. The book was released on December 3, 2013, as a sequel to The Bourne Imperative. It was followed up with The Bourne Ascendancy.

55934. This Law of Ours and Other Essays

Muhammad Asad

This Law of Ours and Other Essays is a book written by Muhammad Asad, first published by Dar al-Andalus, Gibraltar in 1987. The book is a collection of Asad's writings, lectures and radio broadcasts—some written as far back as the 1940s—which aims to clarify some of the …

55935. The Atomic Quest

Arthur Compton

The Atomic Quest is a book written by Arthur Compton.

55936. Deadfall in Berlin

R.D. Zimmerman

Deadfall in Berlin is a book written by Robert D. Zimmerman.

55941. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from …

55943. Slaughter Mountain Run

Joe Dever

Slaughter Mountain Run is a book published in 1989 that was written by Joe Dever.

55944. The Hedge Knight

George Martin

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel is a book written by George R.R. Martin and Ben Avery.

55946. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

Harold Bloom~Riverhead

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is a book by Harold Bloom.

55948. My Brother Sam Is Dead

James Lincoln/ Collier Collier, Christopher

My Brother Sam Is Dead is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution. It is a Newbery Honor book that was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and nominated …

55957. The Chymical Wedding

Lindsay Clarke

The Chymical Wedding is a 1989 novel by Lindsay Clarke about the intertwined lives of six people in two different eras. Inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, the book includes themes of alchemy, the occult, fate, passion, and obsession. It won the Whitbread Prize for fiction …

55959. Electricity and Magnetism

Benjamin Crowell

Brief Contents1 Electricity and the Atom....... 152 The Nucleus .......................... 413 Circuits, Part 1 ...................... 714 Circuits, Part 2 ...................... 955 Fields of Force .................... 1096 Electromagnetism .............. 127Exercises …

55960. Slow Dancing

Elizabeth Benedict

Slow Dancing is a book written by Elizabeth Benedict

55962. Murder Is No Joke

Rex Stout

"Murder Is No Joke" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the 1958 short-story collection And Four to Go. Stout subsequently rewrote and expanded the story as "Frame-Up for Murder", serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post. It is the …

55965. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

R. Rhodes

The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a contemporary history book written by the American journalist and historian Richard Rhodes, first published by Simon and Schuster in 1987. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and a National …

55970. Before I Die

Jenny Downey

Before I Die is a young adult novel written by Jenny Downham, first published by David Fickling Books in 2007. The novel follows the shortly ending life of Tessa, from her perspective.

55971. Angel Rock

Katrina Parker Williams

Angel Rock is a crime novel by Darren Williams, first published in 2002.

55972. The Tangled Skein

Baroness Emma Orczy

The Tangled Skein was Baroness Orczy's second novel. First published under the title In Mary's Reign in 1901, it was re-released under the title The Tangled Skein in 1907, following the success of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book is a period romance and is dedicated to "my little …

55989. Ghost Stations

Bruce Barrymore Halpenny

Ghost Stations is a book published in 1986 that was written by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny.

55991. The Revenge of the Shadow King

Derek Benz & J.S. Lewis

The Revenge of the Shadow King is the first volume of three books in the Grey Griffins series written in collaborative writing by American authors Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis, and published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. The book follows the story of four friends …

55992. Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a …

Bill Clinton

Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy is a 2011 non-fiction book by former United States President Bill Clinton. Praise appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the New York Journal of Books, while publications such as The Guardian …

55993. Silver Birch, Blood Moon

Ellen Keener

Silver Birch, Blood Moon is an anthology of fantasy stories edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow. It is one of a series of anthologies edited by the pair centered on re-told fairy tales. It was published by Avon Books in May 1999. The anthology contains, among several other …

55995. Bennetts Gold

James Patterson

Police officers shot Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. …

55996. One Cool Friend

Toni Buzzeo

When well-mannered Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his distractible father, he politely asks whether he can have a penguin--and then removes one from the penguin pool to his backpack. The fun of caring for a penguin in a New England Victorian house is followed by a …

55999. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar …

Hampton Sides

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2014: In the last few decades of the 19th century, the world looked very different from the way it does now. Parts of the map were unfilled--chief among those spaces was the North Pole, which many believed contained warm currents that …

56000. In Praise of Profanity

Michael Adams

When President Obama signed the affordable health care act in 2009, the Vice President was overheard to utter an enthusiastic "This is a big f****** deal!" A town in Massachusetts levies $20 fines on swearing in public. Nothing is as paradoxical as our attitude toward swearing …



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