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.

55801. The saber-toothed poodnoobie

Bruce Coville

The saber-toothed poodnoobie is a book published in 1997 that was written by Bruce Coville.

55810. Collected Poems

Richard L. Tierney

Collected Poems: Nightmares and Visions is a collection of poems by Richard L. Tierney. It was released in 1981 by Arkham House in an edition of 1,030 copies. The book is illustrated by Jason Van Hollander. The poems had previously appeared in The Arkham Collector, Whispers, …

55813. The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, …

55816. Continents in Motion

Walter Sullivan

Continents in Motion is a book written by Walter S. Sullivan.

55819. Moses Supposes

Ellen Currie

Moses Supposes is a book written by Ellen Currie.

55820. The Lost Father

Marina Warner

The Lost Father is a novel written by Marina Warner.

55821. Clearing Weather

Cornelia Meigs

Clearing Weather is a children's historical novel by Cornelia Meigs. Opening in a coastal Massachusetts town shortly after the American Revolution, it follows the circumstances of the building of a great sailing ship, the Jocasta, and its first voyage to the Caribbean. The …

55822. Mr. Justice Holmes

Clara Ingram Judson

Mr. Justice Holmes is a book by Clara Ingram Judson.

55823. Science and philosophy in the Soviet Union

Loren Graham

Science and philosophy in the Soviet Union is a book written by Loren Graham.

55827. Breaking and Entering

H. R. F. Keating

Breaking and Entering is a crime novel by H.R.F. Keating. It is the twenty-fourth novel in the Inspector Ghote series.

55831. The Baby Squad

Andrew Neiderman

The Baby Squad is a dystopian thriller by Andrew Neiderman first published in 2003. Set in the United States in the not-too-distant future, the novel envisages a future American society where giving birth to children is illegal and where only few women are biologically able to …

55838. 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Kathryn Tucker Windham

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey is a book first published in 1969 by folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh. The book contains thirteen ghost stories from the U.S. state of Alabama. The book was the first in a series of seven Jeffrey books, most featuring ghost …

55839. The Bait

Dorothy Uhnak

The Bait is a book by Dorothy Uhnak.

55845. Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941)

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) is the third volume of Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories, which is a series of short story collections, edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, which attempts to list the great science fiction stories from the …

55847. Delusions, etc. of John Berryman

John Berryman

Delusions, etc. of John Berryman is a book written by John Berryman.

55850. Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue

Jack Gantos

Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue is a 2003 children's novel by Jack Gantos, chronicling his 4th grade year in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, only calling the main character Jack Henry instead of Jack Gantos. It is the first of the Jack Henry Adventures series.

55851. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co., it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 …

55857. Queen Sheba's Ring

H. Rider Haggard

Queen Sheba's Ring is a 1910 adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard set in central Africa. It resembles the author's earlier works King Solomon's Mines and She, featuring plotting priests, beautiful women, and daring British adventurers.

55859. Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team

John Steinbeck

Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team is a non fiction book by the American author John Steinbeck. It was written in 1942 and published by Viking Press. The book is an account of Steinbeck's experiences with several Bomber crews of the US Army Air Forces during the Second World …

55865. The Paranormal Puppet Show

Justin Richards

The Paranormal Puppet Show is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

55867. Lover

Bertha Harris

Lover is a lesbian feminist novel by Bertha Harris, published in 1976 by Daughters, Inc., a Vermont small press dedicated to women's fiction. It is considered Harris's most ambitious work, and has been compared to Djuna Barnes's Nightwood and the stories of Jane Bowles. Harris …

55869. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

55871. A First Course in Database Systems

Jeffrey Ullman

A First Course in Database Systems is a book written by Jeffrey Ullman and Jennifer Widom.

55873. The Lost Souls of the Twilight

Anne Spencer Parry

The Lost Souls of the Twilight is a book published in 1977 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

55874. The end of liberalism

Theodore J. Lowi

The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States is a non-fiction book by Theodore J. Lowi and is considered a modern classic of political science. Originally published in 1969, the book was revised for a second edition in 1979 with the political developments of …

55876. The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights

Bruce Zick

The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights is a 2006 fantasy novel written and illustrated by Bruce Zick.

55878. The Blue Whale

George L. Small

The Blue Whale is a book written by George L. Small.

55879. The Horse and His Boy

C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy is a novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1954. It was the fifth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and one of four that Lewis finished writing before the first book was out. It is volume three in recent …

55880. Coping With Love

Peter Corey

Coping With Love is a book published in 1997 that was written by Peter Corey.

55881. The Crown of Darkness

Anne Spencer Parry

The Land Behind the World is a book published in 1979 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

55882. 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 …

55883. Science-Fiction: The Early Years

Everett F. Bleiler

Science-Fiction: The Early Years is a book written by Everett F. Bleiler and Richard Bleiler.

55887. Interpretation and Social Criticism

Michael Walzer

Interpretation and Social Criticism is a 1987 book by Michael Walzer.

55893. A Philip Roth Reader

Philip Roth

A Philip Roth Reader is a selection of writings by Philip Roth first published in 1980 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, with a revised version reprinted in 1993 by Vintage Books. Both editions include selections from Roth's first eight novels while the newer edition also includes …

55894. The Three-Seated Space Ship

Louis Slobodkin

The Three-Seated Space Ship is a book published in 1962 that was written by Louis Slobodkin.

55895. Run for Your Life

David Line

Run For Your Life is a children's adventure novel by Lionel Davidson, first published in 1966.

55903. All aboard for Ararat

H. G. Wells

All Aboard for Ararat is a 1940 allegorical novella by H. G. Wells that tells a modernized version of the story of Noah and the Flood. Wells was 74 when it was published, and it is the last of his utopian writings.

55904. Byte Beautiful: Eight Science Fiction Stories

James Tiptree, Jr.

Byte Beautiful: Eight Science Fiction Stories is a 1985 short story collection by James Tiptree, Jr. All but one of the stories, "Excursion Fare", had previously also appeared in earlier short story collections by James Tiptree, Jr.

55908. The Centre of Magic

Pamela Freeman

The Centre of Magic is a book published in 1998 that was written by Pamela Freeman.

55910. Peril's Gate

Janny GarmanlForgue Worts

Peril's Gate is volume six of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also volume three of the Alliance of Light, the third story arc in the Wars of Light and Shadow.

55917. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and …

55918. Poverty, A Study of Town Life

Seebohm Rowntree

Poverty, A Study of Town Life is the first book by the sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist, Seebohm Rowntree, published in 1901. The study, widely considered a seminal work of sociology, details Rowntree's investigation of poverty in York, England and the …

55921. Vulcan's Hammer

Philip K. Dick

Vulcan's Hammer is a 1960 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. It was released originally as an Ace Double. This has been considered to be the final outing of Dicks' 1950's style pulp science-fiction writing, before his better-received work such as the Hugo …

55922. What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

John Brockman

What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable is a book edited by John Brockman, which deals with "dangerous" ideas, or ideas that some people would react to in ways that suggest a disruption of morality and ethics. Scientists, philosophers, artists, …

55924. The Mother/Child Papers

Alicia Suskin Ostriker

The Mother/Child Papers is Alicia Ostriker’s fourth book of poetry. It was originally published by Momentum Press in 1980 and was re-published in 1986 and 2009. The book is divided into four sections, and draws inspiration from the events of the Vietnam War era and Ostriker's …

55931. Sourcery

Terry(Author) ; Gollancz Pratchett, Victor(Author); Victor, …

Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. On the Discworld, sourcerers – wizards who are sources of magic, and thus immensely more powerful than normal wizards – were the main cause of the great mage wars that left areas of the disc …

55941. In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac …

Isaac

In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920–1954, is the first volume of Isaac Asimov's two-volume autobiography. It was published in 1979. This first volume covers the years 1920 to 1954, which lead up to the point just prior to Asimov's becoming a full-time …

55942. White Water

Michael S. Bandy

White Water is a book by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein.

55949. Thunder Mountain

Barbara Siegel

Thunder Mountain is a book published in 1987 that was written by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel.

55954. The Pride of Bear Creek

Robert E. Howard

The Pride of Bear Creek is a collection of Western short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1966 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. Grant also published an edition in 1977 with illustrations by Tim Kirk.

55955. A Door into Ocean

Joan Slonczewksi

A Door into Ocean is a 1986 feminist science fiction novel by Joan Slonczewski. The novel shows themes of ecofeminism and nonviolent revolution, combined with Slonczewski's own mastery of knowledge in the field of biology.

55956. Half a Life

V. S. Nailpaul

Half a Life is a 2001 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul published by Alfred A. Knopf. The novel is set in India, Africa and Europe. Half a Life was long listed for the Man Booker prize.

55957. The Wish

Gail Carson

The Wish is a 2000 children's novel by Gail Carson Levine, the Newbery Honor winning author of Ella Enchanted. The novel tells the story of Wilma, who wishes to be the most popular girl at her school, Claverford, forgetting that she will graduate in three weeks and move to a new …

55959. The Boy in the Dress

David Williams

The Boy In The Dress is a children's book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show Little Britain. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the …

55961. The Last Cannoli

Camille Cusumano

The Last Cannoli, published by Legas, is a novel by American author Camille Cusumano. Inspired by Cusumano's experience as a descendant of Sicilian immigrants, the book is an intimate and at times sorrowful look at a family caught between the glories of the "old country", and …

55962. Chaos: Making a New Science

James Gleick

Chaos: Making a New Science is a debut non-fiction book by James Gleick that initially introduced the principles and early development of the chaos theory to the public. It was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1987, and was shortlisted for the …

55966. The Rodeo Murder

Rex Stout

"The Rodeo Murder" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in April 1960 in the short-story collection Three at Wolfe's Door.

55969. Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness …

Robert Ferguson

Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness and Mindset Makeover to Maximize Fat Loss is a book written by Robert Ferguson.

55973. Intelligent Thought

John Brockman

Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement is a book edited by John Brockman and published by Vintage Books. The book is a series of essays which discuss the idea that natural selection and evolution helps explain the world better than intelligent …

55976. Falling Up

Shel Silverstein

Falling Up is a 1996 poetry collection for children by Shel Silverstein, published by HarperCollins. It features illustrations, drawn by the author, for most of the 144 poems. Silverstein dedicated the book to his son, Matthew. It is also the third and final poetry collection by …

55985. Comet

Carl (1934-1996). Druyan Sagan, Ann (1949-)

Comet is a popular-science book by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. The authors describe the scientific nature of comets, as well as their varying roles and perceptions throughout history. The evolution of human understanding of comets is also detailed, and thinkers and astronomers …

55987. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Erich Fromm

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness is a book written by Erich Fromm.

55988. Selections from Dreamsongs 3: Selections from Wild …

George Martin

Selections from Dreamsongs 3: Selections from Wild Cards and More Stories from Martin's Later Years is a book by George R.R. Martin.

55997. Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong is a 1993 novel by English author Sebastian Faulks. Faulks' fourth novel, it tells of a man called Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life both before and during World War I. Birdsong is part of a trilogy of novels by Sebastian Faulks, together with The Girl …

55998. Bennetts Gold

Michael Ledwidge

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. …

56000. Identity

Francis Fukuyama

Increasingly, the demands of identity direct the world's politics. Nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, gender: these categories have overtaken broader, inclusive ideas of who we are. We have built walls rather than bridges. The result: increasing in anti-immigrant …



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