The most popular books in English
from 56401 to 56600

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.

56402. Franz Kafka: The Office Writings

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka: The Office Writings is a collection of essays, letters and articles composed by Franz Kafka during his years as a high-ranking lawyer with the largest Workmen's Accident Insurance Institute in the Czech lands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The collection was edited …

56403. The wrath of Squat

Bruce Coville

The wrath of Squat is a book published in 1994 that was written by Bruce Coville.

56404. Mystery at Wizardry School

Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

Mystery at Wizardry School is a book published in 2003 that was written by James D. Macdonald and Debra Doyle.

56408. The Brethren

John Grisham

The Brethren is a legal thriller novel by American author John Grisham, published in 2000.

56409. John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study

S. T. Joshi

John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study is a book written by S. T. Joshi.

56414. Eumeswil

Ernst Jünger

Eumeswil is a 1977 novel by the German author Ernst Jünger. The narrative is set in an undatable post-apocalyptic world, somewhere in present-day Morocco. It follows the inner and outer life of Manuel Venator, an historian in the city-state of Eumeswil who also holds a part-time …

56416. Hermaphrodeity

Alan Friedman

Hermaphrodeity is the 1972 book written by Alan Friedman.

56417. George Washington

Genevieve Foster

George Washington: An Initial Biography is a children's book by Genevieve Foster about the life of the first President of the United States. Though simply written, the biography is comprehensive and scrupulously authentic. The book, illustrated by the author, was first published …

56421. 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.

56440. After The Open Society: Selected Social and …

Karl Popper

In this long-awaited volume, Jeremy Shearmur and Piers Norris Turner bring to light Popper's most important unpublished and uncollected writings from the time of The Open Society until his death in 1994.After The Open Society: Selected Social and Political Writings reveals the …

56444. Beside Still Waters

Gregg Easterbrook

Beside Still Waters is a nonfiction book by Gregg Easterbrook. In it he defends religion against its critics. He expounds a theory of religion and Christianity based on his reading of the Old and New Testaments, in which God is not an omnipotent omniscient being, but rather a …

56450. The Secret of Sinharat

Leigh Brackett

The Secret of Sinharat is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett set on the planet Mars, whose protagonist is Eric John Stark.

56451. King Rat

James Patrick Kelly

King Rat is a 1962 novel by James Clavell. Set during World War II, Clavell's literary debut describes the struggle for survival of British, Australian, Dutch, New Zealand and American prisoners of war in a Japanese camp in Singapore—a description informed by Clavell's own …

56456. Dead Man Falling

Randall Silvis

Dead Man Falling is a crime novel by the American writer Randall Silvis. Set in 1990s in the Allegheny National Forest of Western Pennsylvania on the upper Allegheny River Valley, including the Kinzua Dam north Pittsburgh, it tells the story of wildlife filmmaker Mac Parris, who …

56465. Shy Leopardess

Leslie Barringer

Shy Leopardess is a fantasy novel by Leslie Barringer, the third and last book in his three volume Neustrian Cycle. It is set around the 14th century in an alternate medieval France called Neustria. The book was first published in the United Kingdom by Methuen in 1948. Its …

56467. Nebula Winners Thirteen

Samuel R. Delany

Nebula Winners Thirteen is a 1980 anthology of short stories edited by Samuel R. Delany. The included works had won the Nebula Award and were originally published in 1977. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Isaac …

56469. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

56470. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

The Transformations of Man is a book written by Lewis Mumford.

56471. Presumed Innocent

Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent, published in August 1987, is Scott Turow's first novel, which tells the story of a prosecutor charged with the murder of his colleague, an attractive and intelligent prosecutor, Carolyn Polhemus. It is told in the first person by the accused, Rožat "Rusty" …

56472. The Archbishop's Ceiling

Arthur Miller

The Archbishop's Ceiling is a drama written in the 1970s by Arthur Miller. It was originally produced at the John F. Kennedy Center in 1977, but failed to attract the attention of Broadway. Miller subsequently re-worked the play, with a revised script premiering at Cleveland …

56473. The Princess of Dhagabad

Anna Kashina

The Princess of Dhagabad is a 2000 novel, the first book of a trilogy by Anna Kashina.

56477. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight..." First …

56479. Forsworn

Richard Lee Byers

Forsworn is a book published in 2002 that was written by Richard Lee Byers.

56492. A Walk on the Wild Side

Nelson Algren

A Walk on the Wild Side is a 1956 novel by Nelson Algren, most often quoted as the source for Algren's "three rules of life": "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." Algren …

56494. The Hounds of the Morrigan

Pat O'Shea

The Hounds of the Morrigan is a novel by Irish writer Pat O'Shea. It was published in 1985, having taken O'Shea ten years to complete. The novel centers on the adventures of 10-year-old Pidge and his younger sister, Brigit. Many characters in the book are culled straight from …

56499. Rough Strife

Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Rough Strife is a novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz.

56503. Beaver Towers: the Dangerous Journey

Nigel Hinton

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1986. It is the third installment in the Beaver Towers series between Beaver Towers: the Witch's Revenge and Beaver Towers: the Dark Dream. It was originally titled Run to …

56514. The Dreadful Lemon Sky

Ross McDonald

The Dreadful Lemon Sky is the sixteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. It is the 87th novel in The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time as compiled by the Mystery Writers of America.

56515. Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1

Stan Lee

Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1 is a book written by Stan Lee.

56517. Fire World

Chris d'Lacey

Fire World is the sixth and penultimate novel in The Last Dragon Chronicles series by Chris d'Lacey. In an interview with ThirstforFiction on the publication day, Chris d'Lacey stated that Fire World would be set in an alternate universe, and that all of the recurring characters …

56518. The cat of Bubastes

G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt is a historical novel for young people by British author G.A. Henty. It is the story of a young prince who becomes a slave when the Egyptians conquer his people, then is made a fugitive when his master accidentally kills a sacred cat. …

56526. The Skeleton Man

Jay Bennett

The Skeleton Man is a book by Jay Bennett.

56527. Chaplin: A Life

Stephen M. Weissman

Chaplin: A Life is a 2008 biography of the actor Charlie Chaplin by American psychoanalyst Stephen M. Weissman. The book examines young Chaplin's early childhood experiences and the formative role they later played in shaping his art. An ex-London street urchin, Chaplin used …

56529. Songs for the Philologists

J. R. R. Tolkien

Songs for the Philologists is a collection of poems by E. V. Gordon and J. R. R. Tolkien as well as traditional songs. It is the rarest and most difficult to find Tolkien-related book. Originally a collection of typescripts compiled by Gordon in 1921–26 for the students of the …

56531. Jonathan Troy

Edward Abbey

Jonathan Troy was Edward Abbey's first published novel, as detailed in James M. Cahalan's biography of Abbey. Only 5,000 copies were printed and almost immediately after it was released the author wanted to disown the work. He asked that it never be published again, and it has …

56533. Right Ho, Jeeves

P. G.

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of …

56535. Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

Richard North

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature is a historical study of the literary references for several pagan deities in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by the English studies scholar Richard North of University College London, it was first published by Cambridge University Press in …

56541. Almost Famous

David Getz

Almost Famous is a book written by David Small.

56545. A Hornbook for Witches

Leah Bodine Drake

A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy is a collection of poems by Leah Bodine Drake. It was released in 1950, and was the author's first book and her only collection published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 553 copies, of which 300 were given to the author, …

56546. When the Birds Fly South

Stanton A. Coblentz

When the Birds Fly South is a classic lost race fantasy novel written by Stanton A. Coblentz, a "significant tale ... involving avian theriomorphy." It was first published in hardcover by The Wings Press, Mill Valley, California in 1945 and reprinted in 1951. Its importance in …

56547. 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.

56552. Darcy's Story

Janet Alymer

Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer was one of the first novels published after the success of the BBC One serial of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 1995. Published in England in 1996, the novel tells the story from Mr. Darcy's point of view. In 2006, the novel was published by …

56556. Drowning Ruth

Christina Swartz

Drowning Ruth is a 2000 bestselling novel by Christina Schwarz, author of four books. It was chosen as a selection for Oprah's Book Club in September 2000. It is also being made into a movie.

56557. 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.

56562. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

Paula Danziger

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit is a young adult novel written by Paula Danziger.

56566. 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 …

56567. Switched

Amanda

Switched is the first book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It follows the story of Wendy Everly as she meets Finn Holmes, who informs her of her inherited royal status and true identity as a member of the Trylle.

56580. World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War

Christie Golden

World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War is a book published in 2010 that was written by Christie Golden, Jeff Grubb and Aaron S. Rosenberg.

56585. The Accidental Asian

Eric Liu

The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker is a collection of memoirs and essays by American writer Eric Liu published in 1998. One of his arguments criticizes the unified Asian American movement with uniform interests. The book was well received by major reviewers, …

56597. I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep it Real About …

Lyah Beth LeFlore

The final collaboration from Eddie and Gerald Levert: an intimate glimpse into their lives, their passions, and their musical legacy. But most important, I Got Your Back gets inside the special and rare father-son bond that these two R&B legends shared. Eddie and Gerald put …

56598. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June …

56599. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet …

Rick Riordan

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and …

56600. Sycamore Row (The Jake Brigance)

John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book.John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we …



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