The most popular books in English
from 7001 to 7200

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.

7001. The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Balthasar Gracian

The Art of Worldly Wisdom is a book by Baltasar Gracián y Morales. It is a collection of maxims. Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia was written in 1647, and became popular throughout Europe. The book is a collection of 300 maxims, each with a commentary, on various topics giving …

7002. Touch Not the Cat

Mary Stewart

Touch Not the Cat is a novel by Mary Stewart, first published in 1976. Like many of Stewart's novels, the story has a supernatural element.

7003. Outbreak

Robin Cook

Outbreak is a medical thriller written by Dr. Robin Cook and published in 1987 which deals with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States. Despite its name and very similar storyline, the book is not connected to the 1995 movie also called Outbreak. The book was …

7004. A History of God

Karen Armstrong

A History of God is a book by Karen Armstrong. It details the history of the three major monotheistic traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, along with Buddhism and Hinduism. The evolution of the idea of God is traced from its ancient roots in the Middle East up to the …

7005. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography is an autobiographical work by Sidney Poitier. On January 26, 2007, Oprah Winfrey chose it for her book club.

7006. The Great War and Modern Memory

Paul Fussell

The Great War and Modern Memory is a book of literary criticism written by Paul Fussell and published in 1975 by Oxford University Press. It describes the literary responses by English participants in World War I to their experiences of combat, particularly in trench warfare. …

7007. Musashi

Eiji Yoshikawa

Musashi is a Japanese novel written by Eiji Yoshikawa. It was serialized in 1935 in the newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

7008. Two Years Before the Mast

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946.

7009. Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

Claire Tomalin

Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self is a book written by Claire Tomalin.

7010. The Devil's Highway: A True Story

Luís Alberto Urrea

The Devil's Highway: A True Story is a book written by Luís Alberto Urrea.

7011. The Little Book

Selden Edwards

The Little Book is a New York Times best-selling novel by American writer Selden Edwards. Edwards began writing the novel in 1974, worked on it for over 30 years, and the manuscript was accepted by Dutton in 2007.

7012. The burning plain, and other stories

Juan Rulfo

A major figure in the history of post-Revolutionary literature in Mexico, Juan Rulfo received international acclaim for his brilliant short novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and his collection of short stories El llano en llamas (1953), translated as a collection here in English for the …

7013. Skybowl

Melanie Rawn

Skybowl is a 1994 fantasy novel written by author Melanie Rawn. It is the third book of the Dragon Star trilogy.

7014. The innovator's dilemma

Clayton M. Christensen

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon EditorsA Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs …

7015. The First Casualty

Ben Elton

The First Casualty is a historical crime novel by English author Ben Elton, set during the First World War.

7016. The Gods of War

Conn Iggulden

The Gods of War is the fourth novel in the Emperor series, written by British author Conn Iggulden. The series is historical fiction following the life of Julius Caesar.

7017. Pegasus in Space

Anne McCaffrey

Pegasus in Space is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey, set in her "Talents Universe". It is the sequel to Pegasus in Flight and it completed a trilogy initiated in 1969. This novel serves as a bridge between the Pegasus and the Tower and Hive books, two Talents …

7018. Blacksad, Vol. 1

Juan Díaz Canales

Meet John Blacksad, a cat in the shadows. Imagine New York as a city of criminal rats, jazz-playing gorillas and rhino thugs. Enter a mystery where the suspects have tails. Enter the world of Blacksad. Natalia Wilford is a famous actress. To the world, she had everything anybody …

7019. The Neon Bible

John Kennedy Toole

The Neon Bible is John Kennedy Toole's first novel, written at the age of 16. Its main appeal is as an early look at the writer who would later write A Confederacy of Dunces. Toole, describing the novel during correspondence with an editor, wrote "In 1954, when I was 16, I wrote …

7020. Bath Tangle

Georgette Heyer

Bath Tangle is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. The story is set in 1816.

7022. Neuromancer

William Gibson

Neuromancer is a 1984 novel by William Gibson, a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It was Gibson's debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. …

7023. Conversation in the Cathedral

Mario Vargas Llosa

Conversation in the Cathedral is a 1969 novel by Peruvian writer and essayist Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Gregory Rabassa. One of Vargas Llosa's major works, it is a portrayal of Peru under the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odría in the 1950s, and deals with the lives of …

7024. Deenie

Judy Blume

Deenie is a 1973 young adult novel written by Judy Blume.

7025. Tales Too Ticklish to Tell

Berkeley Breathed

Tales Too Ticklish to Tell is the sixth collection of the comic strip series Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed. It was published in 1988. The cover image, of Opus sitting on the lap of George H. W. Bush, is a parody of the infamous photo of Donna Rice and Gary Hart from May …

7028. Bimbos of the Death Sun

Sharyn McCrumb

Bimbos of the Death Sun is a 1988 mystery novel by Sharyn McCrumb.

7029. Fifty Degrees Below

Kim Stanley Robinson

Fifty Degrees Below is the second book in the hard science fiction Science in the Capital trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. It directly follows the events of Forty Signs of Rain, with a greater focus on character Frank Vanderwal, and his decision to remain at the National Science …

7030. The Documents in the Case

Dorothy L. Sayers

The Documents in the Case is a 1930 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers and Robert Eustace. It is the only one of Sayers' twelve major crime novels not to feature Lord Peter Wimsey, her most famous detective character.

7031. The Parsifal Mosaic

Robert Ludlum

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There’s nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Then, in one frantic moment on a crowded …

7032. Between Planets

Robert A. Heinlein

Between Planets is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized in Blue Book magazine in 1951 as "Planets in Combat". It was published in hardcover that year by Scribner's as part of the Heinlein juveniles.

7034. Pig Tales: A Novel of Lust and Transformation

Marie Darrieussecq

Franz Kafka meets George Orwell in this dark, dystopian tale. Set in Paris in the near future, the story revolves around a young woman who works as a beautician and masseuse, for whom happiness is derived from perfumes, shampoos, and generally hedonistic pursuits. One day she …

7035. The Commodore

C. S. Forester

The Commodore is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C. S. Forester. It was published in the United States under the title Commodore Hornblower.

7037. Galactic North

Alastair Reynolds

Galactic North is a collection of short stories by the science fiction author Alastair Reynolds. It comprises most of Reynold's short stories and novellas set in the Revelation Space universe.

7038. Empress

Shan Sa

Empress is a French biographical novel written by Shan Sa, a French author who was born in Beijing. It is based on the life of Empress Wu Zetian.

7039. Those Left Behind

Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon, the pop-culture mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, bridged the gap between his cult-hit Firefly TV series and his Serenity motion picture with this three-issue miniseries. Penned by Whedon and Brett Matthews, a Firefly show writer, the ragtag crew takes on …

7040. The Captain's Daughter

Alexander Pushkin

Pushkin's version of the historical novel in the style of Walter Scott, this final prose work also reflects his fascination with and research into Russian history of the 18th century. During the reign of Catherine the Great, the young Grinev sets out for his new career in the …

7042. Ubu Roi

Alfred Jarry

Ubu Roi is a play by Alfred Jarry. It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l’Œuvre, causing a riotous response in the audience as it opened and closed on December 10, 1896. It is considered a wild, bizarre and comic play, significant for the way it overturns cultural …

7043. Worldwar: In the Balance

Harry Turtledove

Worldwar: In the Balance is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first novel of the Worldwar tetralogy, as well as the first installment in the extended Worldwar series that includes the Colonization trilogy and the novel Homeward Bound. …

7044. W, or the Memory of Childhood

Georges Perec

From the author of Life: A User's Manual (Godine, 1987) comes an equally astonishing novel: W or The Memory of Childhood, a narrative that reflects a great writer's effort to come to terms with his childhood and his part in the Nazi occupation of France.Guaranteed to send shock …

7045. Tamsin

Peter S. Beagle

Tamsin is a 1999 fantasy novel by Peter S. Beagle. It won a Mythopoeic Award in 2000 for adult literature.

7046. A Night in the Lonesome October

Roger Zelazny

A Night in the Lonesome October is a semi-satirical, though not comic, novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1993, near the end of his life. It was his last book, and one of his five personal favorites. The book is divided in 32 chapters, each representing one "night" in the month …

7047. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Laura Amy Schlitz

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village is a 2007 children's book written by Laura Amy Schlitz. The book was awarded the 2008 Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature.

7048. Waylander

David Gemmell

Waylander, published in 1986, is a novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It is the first of three Waylander stories and was followed by Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf and Waylander III: Hero In The Shadows

7049. Eye in the Sky

Philip K. Dick

Eye in the Sky is a science fiction novel written by Philip K. Dick and originally published in 1957. The title refers to the gigantic, all-seeing eye of God; at least, that is, as a manifestation of one Arthur Silvester's personal worldview. He is an elderly schismatic Bábí …

7050. The Skinner

Neal Asher

The Skinner is a 2002 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. It is the first novel in the Spatterjay sequence.

7051. The History of Sexuality

Michel Foucault

The History of Sexuality is a three-volume study of sexuality in the western world by the French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault. The first volume, The Will to Knowledge, was first published in 1976 by Éditions Gallimard, before being translated into English by Robert …

7052. Flashman at the Charge

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman at the Charge is a 1973 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the fourth of the Flashman novels. Playboy magazine serialised Flashman at the Charge in 1973 in their April, May and June issues. The serialisation is unabridged, including most of the notes and appendixes …

7053. Witches' Brew

Terry Brooks

Witches' Brew by Terry Brooks is the fifth novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series. The plot has an usurper who claims to be from another world calling for Ben's abdication from the throne. Upon Ben's refusal, he soon begins to send several evil, magic creatures against …

7054. Nothing But the Truth

Avi

Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel is a 1992 novel written by Avi. The book is a young adult novel in a modified epistolary style through diary entries, personal letters, school memos and transcripts of dialogue. It tells the story of an incident in a New Hampshire town …

7055. The Fifth Witness

Michael Connelly

The Fifth Witness is the 23rd novel by American author Michael Connelly and features the fourth starring appearance of Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael "Mickey" Haller. The Fifth Witness was published in the United States on April 5, 2011.

7057. The Recognitions

William Gaddis

Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love.Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate 'originals' - pictures the painters themselves might have envied.In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, …

7060. Fieldwork

Mischa Berlinski

When his girlfriend takes a job in Thailand, Mischa Berlinski goes along for the ride, planning to enjoy himself and work as little as possible. But one evening a fellow expatriate tips him off to a story: a charismatic American anthropologist, Martiya van der Leun, has been …

7061. The Ice Storm

Rick Moody

The year is 1973. As a freak winter storm bears down on an exclusive, affluent suburb in Connecticut, cark skid out of control, men and women swap partners, and their children experiment with sex, drugs, and even suicide. Here two families, the Hoods and the Williamses, com …

7062. Nervous Conditions

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Nervous Conditions is a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, first published in the United Kingdom in 1988 by the Women's Press. The semi-autobiographical novel focuses on the story of a Rhodesian family in post-colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s. Nervous Conditions is …

7063. Davita's Harp

Chaim Potok

For Davita Chandal, growing up in the New York of the 1930s and '40s is an experience of joy and sadness. Her loving parents, both fervent radicals, fill her with the fiercely bright hope of a new and better world. But as the deprivations of war and depression take a ruthless …

7064. Seventh Heaven

Alice Hoffman

“Part American Graffiti, part early Updike, Seventh Heaven simultaneously chronicles the coming of age of a group of teenagers in a Long Island town, and the gradual dissolution of their parents’ repressed, middle-class world...A parable about changing times and changing …

7065. The October Horse

Colleen McCullough

The October Horse is the sixth novel in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series.

7070. Stalking the Angel

Robert Crais

Stalking the Angel is a 1989 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the second in a series of linked novels centering on the private investigator Elvis Cole.

7071. Two Lives

Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth's second non-fiction work, Two Lives, is the story of a century and of a love affair across an ethnic divide. As the name suggests, it is a story of two extraordinary lives, that of his great uncle, Shanti Behari Seth, and of his German Jewish great aunt, Hennerle …

7074. The Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand Russell

The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: …

7076. Frog and Toad Together

Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad Together is the second book in the Frog and Toad series published in 1972. It won the 1973 Newbery Honor.

7077. Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way

Bruce Campbell

Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way is the second book by author and actor Bruce Campbell. It was first published on May 26, 2005. The entire novel is written in the first person by the author. It is a satire of the genre of celebrity memoirs.

7079. The Will to Power

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Will to Power is a book of notes drawn from the literary remains of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche by his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche and Heinrich Köselitz. The Will to Power is also the title of a work that Nietzsche himself had considered writing. The work was …

7081. Eating the Dinosaur

Chuck Klosterman

Q: What is this book about? A: Well, that’s difficult to say. I haven’t read it yet—I’ve just picked it up and casually glanced at the back cover. There clearly isn’t a plot. I’ve heard there’s a lot of stuff about time travel in this book, and quite a bit about violence and …

7082. Derik's Bane

MaryJanice Davidson

Derik's Bane is a paranormal romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson.

7083. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Kate Wilhelm

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is a science fiction novel by Kate Wilhelm, published in 1976. Parts of it appeared in Orbit 15 in 1974. It was the recipient of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1977, and was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1976. The title of the …

7084. Bloomability

Sharon Creech

Bloomability is a children's book by Sharon Creech, first published in 1998. The main character is Dinnie Doone, a young girl who at the start of the novel lives with her semi-nomadic family in the modern day United States of America. She is given the opportunity to attend a …

7086. The Pool of Fire

John Christopher

The Pool of Fire is a novel written by Samuel Youd.

7094. Being Nikki

Meg Cabot

Being Nikki was written by author of the Princess Diaries series Meg Cabot, and is the second book in the Airhead series. This book is followed by Runaway.

7095. 100 Cupboards

Nathan Wilson

100 Cupboards is a 2007 fantasy children's book by N. D. Wilson. The first book in the 100 Cupboards Trilogy, it is followed by Dandelion Fire and The Chestnut King.

7096. Vale of the Vole

Piers Anthony

Vale of the Vole is the tenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. It begins a trilogy including Heaven Cent and Man from Mundania. The novel was written as a satirical jab at the canalization of the Kissimmee River in Piers' native state of Florida as a result of the …

7100. Joy in the Morning

Betty Smith

Joy in the Morning is a novel by Betty Smith, first published in 1963. The book follows the first year of the marriage of Brooklynites Annie McGairy and Carl Brown, in 1927. Although told in third person, it based on Annie's perspective. The book was made into a film in 1965, …

7102. Duizend dagen in Toscane

Marlena De Blasi

A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure is a book by Marlena de Blasi.

7107. Texas

James A. Michener

Texas is a novel by American writer James A. Michener based on the history of the Lone Star State. Characters include real and fictional characters spanning hundreds of years, such as explorers, Spanish colonists, American immigrants, German Texan settlers, ranchers, oil men, …

7108. The Schwa Was Here

Neal Shusterman

The Schwa Was Here is a young adult novel by Neal Shusterman. Published by Dutton Penguin in 2004. It is about an eighth-grader's friendship with another student named Calvin Schwa, who is capable of seemingly not being noticed by the people around him. The book received …

7110. Wizard's Holiday

Diane Duane

Wizard's Holiday is the seventh book in the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. It is the sequel to A Wizard Alone.

7115. Colonel Chabert

Honoré de Balzac

The story of a French military hero of the Napoleonic Wars, long assumed to be dead, tries to recover his fortune and former wife through the help of a famous Parisian lawyer. Colonel Chabert, a Napoleonic War hero supposedly killed in the Battle of Eylau, returns to Paris after …

7116. Molloy

Samuel Beckett

Molloy is a novel by Samuel Beckett written in French and first published by Paris-based Les Éditions de Minuit in 1951. The English translation, published in 1955, is by Beckett and Patrick Bowles.

7118. Flights of Love

Bernhard Schlink

Flights of Love sees Bernhard Schlink build on the success of his international bestselling debut novel, The Reader, with a clutch of short stories that tell of the variety of love, distilled into seven splinters of narrative. The pick of the seven, the opening "Girl with …

7119. Defying Hitler: A Memoir

Sebastian Haffner

Defying Hitler: A Memoir is a book by Sebastian Haffner.

7120. The Great Game

Peter Hopkirk

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia is a historical book by Peter Hopkirk.

7121. Brasyl

Ian MacDonald

Brasyl is a 2007 novel by British author Ian McDonald. It was nominated for the 2008 Hugo Awards in the best novel category. In 2008 it was nominated for, and made the longlist of, the £50,000 Warwick Prize for Writing. It was also nominated for the Locus Award and John W. …

7122. The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century …

7123. The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens is a book written by Wallace Stevens.

7124. Testament of Youth

Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth is the first instalment, covering 1900–1925, in the memoir of Vera Brittain. It was published in 1933. Brittain's memoir continues with Testament of Experience, published in 1957, and encompassing the years 1925–1950. Between these two books comes Testament of …

7125. Life Class

Pat Barker

Life Class is a novel by Pat Barker released in 2007. The novel is about students at the Slade School of Art in the first years of the twentieth century, one of whom volunteers to serve in a front line hospital during the First World War. David Boyd Haycock's A Crisis of …

7126. Angels of the Universe

Einar Már Guðmundsson

Angels of the Universe is a 1995 novel by Icelandic author Einar Már Guðmundsson. It won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1995.

7127. A Burnt-Out Case

Graham Greene

A Burnt-Out Case is a novel by English author Graham Greene.

7128. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

Ayn Rand

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal is a collection of essays, mostly by Ayn Rand, with additional essays by her associates Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, and Robert Hessen. The book focuses on the moral nature of laissez-faire capitalism and private property. The book has a very …

7129. Anno Dracula

Kim Newman

Anno Dracula is a 1992 novel by British writer Kim Newman, the first in the Anno Dracula series. It is an alternate history using 19th-century English historical settings and personalities, along with characters from popular fiction. The interplay between humans who have chosen …

7130. Demon Seed

Dean Koontz

Smart home devices provide unprecedented convenience, but one woman is about to discover the horrifying dangers of putting her trust in an artificially intelligent machine in this thriller that delves into the darkest fears of our digital age…Susan Harris lived in self-imposed …

7131. The Empire of the Wolves

Jean-Christophe Grangé

Anna Heymes fears she is losing her mind. The wife of a top-ranking Parisian official, she suffers from amnesia and terrifying hallucinations -- a living nightmare made more horrifying when psychiatric testing reveals that Anna has undergone drastic cosmetic surgery . . . though …

7133. The Patience Stone

Atiq Rahimi

“For far too long, Afghan women have been faceless and voiceless. Until now. With The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi gives face and voice to one unforgettable woman–and, one could argue, offers her as a proxy for the grievances of millions…it is a rich read, part allegory, part a …

7135. The Defector

Daniel Silva

The Defector is Daniel Silva's 2009 spy novel. It's the 9th book in the Gabriel Allon series. Released July 21, 2009, the cover depicts the House of Parliament and Big Ben in London. The cover of the paperback printing by Signet depicts St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

7136. The Empire Strikes Back

Donald F. Glut

The Empire Strikes Back is a science fiction novel written by Donald F. Glut and first published on April 12, 1980 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. Glut's novelisation was originally released in two forms; a standard edition and a special Young …

7137. Malone Dies

Samuel Beckett

Malone Dies is a novel by Samuel Beckett. It was first published in 1951, in French, as Malone meurt, and later translated into English by the author. The second novel in Beckett's "Trilogy". Along with the other two novels that compose the trilogy, it marked the beginning of …

7138. Coming Through Slaughter

Adelheid Dormagen

Coming Through Slaughter is a novel by Michael Ondaatje, published by House of Anansi in 1976. It was the winner of the 1976 Books in Canada First Novel Award. The novel is a fictionalised version of the life of the New Orleans jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden. It covers the last …

7139. The Pleasure of the Text

Roland Barthes

The Pleasure of the Text is a 1973 book by Roland Barthes.

7141. Banco

Henri Charriere

Banco is a 1973 autobiography by Henri Charrière, it is a sequel to his previous novel Papillon. It documents Charrière's life in Venezuela, where he arrived after his escape from the penal colony on Devil's Island. Banco, like its predecessor is an autobiography, although there …

7142. At the Back of the North Wind

George MacDonald

At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book by George MacDonald. It was serialized in the children's magazine Good Words for the Young beginning in 1868 and was published in book form in 1871. It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the …

7144. Blue Angel

Francine Prose

Francine Prose may never surpass Joyce Carol Oates in the Prolific Olympics, but she is one of those omnipresent writers whom failed writers hate. And surely she'll make new enemies with her hilarious and cruel 10th novel, Blue Angel, a satire of academia, specifically of …

7145. Balthazar

Lawrence Durrell

The dazzling second volume of The Alexandria Quartet—an enthralling and deeply disturbing work of gorgeous surfaces and endless deceptions. In Alexandra, in the years before the Second World War, an exiled Irish schoolteacher seeks to unravel his sexual obsession with two …

7146. Sexual Personae

Camille Paglia

Here is the fiery, provocative, and unparalleled work of feminist art criticism that launched Camille Paglia’s exceptional career as one of our most important public intellectuals. Is Emily Dickinson “the female Sade”? Is Donatello’s David a bit of pedophile pornography? What is …

7147. The Father Christmas Letters

J. R. R. Tolkien

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of …

7148. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the …

Peter Michael Senge

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization is a book by Peter Senge focusing on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organizations. The five disciplines represent approaches for …

7149. Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross, bk 15)

James Patterson

Separated by time From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written--a novel called Trial.Connected by …

7150. Beautiful Darkness

Kami Garcia

Beautiful Darkness is a young-adult fantasy novel written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The second novel in the Caster Chronicles, it was published by Little, Brown on October 12, 2010. A sequel, Beautiful Chaos, was released on October 18, 2011. Beautiful Darkness debuted …

7151. Heaven Cent

Piers Anthony

Heaven Cent is the eleventh book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. It is the second book of a trilogy beginning with Vale of the Vole and ending with Man from Mundania.

7152. Friday, or, The Other Island

Michel Tournier

Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Académie Française, is a sly, enchanting retelling of the legend of Robinson Crusoe by the man the New Yorker calls "France's best and probably best-known writer." Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tournier's god-fearing …

7153. Inexcusable

Chris Lynch

Inexcusable is a 2005 novel written by Chris Lynch in the young adult genre. Through first-person narration, it chronicles the life of high school senior Keir Sarafian.

7154. Tobacco Road

Erskine Caldwell

Tobacco Road is a 1932 novel by Erskine Caldwell about Georgia sharecroppers. It was dramatized for Broadway by Jack Kirkland in 1933, and ran for a then-astounding eight years. A 1941 film version, deliberately played mainly for laughs, was directed by John Ford, and the …

7155. Bambi, a Life in the Woods

Felix Salten

Bambi, a Life in the Woods, originally published in Austria as Bambi. Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde is a 1923 Austrian novel written by Felix Salten and published by Ullstein Verlag. The novel traces the life of Bambi, a male roe deer, from his birth through childhood, the …

7156. Rise to Rebellion

Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara dazzled readers with his bestselling novels Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, and Gone for Soldiers. Now the acclaimed author who illuminated the Civil War and the Mexican-American War brilliantly brings to life the American Revolution, creating a superb saga …

7157. The Sight

David Clement-Davies

The Sight is a novel written by David Clement-Davies about a pack of wolves. The pack members are: Huttser, Palla, Khaz, Kipcha, Brassa, Bran, Larka and Fell, though Kar and Palla's brother Skop join later.

7159. The Lazarus Project

Aleksandar Hemon

Amazon Best of the Month, May 2008: America has a richer literary landscape since Aleksandar Hemon, stranded in the United States in 1992 after war broke out in his native Sarajevo, adopted Chicago as his new home. He completed his first short story within three years of …

7160. When Lightning Strikes

Meg Cabot

When lightning strikes there can only be trouble - as Jessica Mastriani finds out when she and best friend Ruth get caught in a thunderstorm. Not that Jess has ever really avoided trouble before. Instead of cheerleading there are fistfights with the football team and month-long …

7161. The Holcroft Covenant

Robert Ludlum

The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world, to be concealed until they came of age in the 1970s, at which point $780 million would …

7164. Alexandria: In Which the Extraordinary …

Nick Bantock

Alexandria will continue to delight the 3 million readers who fell in love with the epistolary romance of Griffin & Sabine. Awash with gorgeous artwork, the mystery of Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem now entwines Matthew Sedon, an archaeologist steeped in Egyptian antiquity, …

7165. The Count of Monte Cristo

Aleksander Dumas

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

7166. Flight of Storks

Jean-Christophe Grangé

Every year the storks set off on their miraculous 12,000-mile migration from Northern Europe to Central Africa. Then one year, inexplicably, they do not return.At the invitation of the wealthy Swiss ornithologist Max Boehm, a young French academic, Louis Antioch, agrees to …

7169. The Enchanted Castle

E. Nesbit

When three kids stumble upon their very own castle, complete with a sleeping princess, you already know that you're in for an adventure like no other! The Enchanted Castle is one of Edith Nesbit's most remarkable and well-written stories - a timeless tale of an unforgettable …

7171. The slow learner

Thomas Pynchon

Slow Learner is the 1984 published collection of six early short stories by the American novelist Thomas Pynchon, originally published in various sources between 1959 and 1964. The book is also notable for its introduction, written by Pynchon. His comments on the stories after …

7172. The Novel

James A. Michener

The Novel is a novel written by American author James A. Michener. A departure from Michener's better known historical fiction, The Novel is told from the viewpoints of four different characters involved in the life and work of a writer of historical novels concerning a …

7173. Antarctica

Kim Stanley Robinson

Antarctica is a novel written by Kim Stanley Robinson. It deals with a variety of characters living at or visiting an Antarctic research station. It incorporates many of Robinson's common themes, including scientific process and the importance of environmental protection.

7174. The Practice of the Presence of God

Brother Lawrence

The Practice of the Presence of God is a book of collected teachings of Brother Lawrence, a 17th-century Carmelite monk. Compiled by Father Joseph de Beaufort. The compilation includes letters, as well as records of his conversations kept by Brother Lawrence's interlocutors. The …

7175. The Six Sacred Stones

Matthew Reilly

The Six Sacred Stones is a novel by Australian thriller author Matthew Reilly. It is a sequel to Seven Ancient Wonders and The Five Greatest Warriors is its sequel. The novel was released on 23 October 2007 in most bookstores in Australia and was released in January 2008 in the …

7176. A Maze of Death

Philip K. Dick

A Maze of Death is a 1970 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. Like many of Dick's novels, it portrays what appears to be a drab and harsh off-world human colony and explores the difference between reality and perception. It is, however, one of his few to examine the human …

7177. The Wanting Seed

Anthony Burgess

Set in the near future, The Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality. Eventually, their world is …

7178. Mr Nice

Howard Marks

Mr. Nice is the autobiography of former drug dealer Howard Marks. Published in 1996 it became an international bestseller due in large part to the humour and unabashed bravado the author uses to describe his life and the sheer scale of his drug deals involving, amongst others, …

7179. The Rivers of Zadaa

D. J. MacHale

The Rivers of Zadaa is the sixth novel in the Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale.

7180. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

Timothy Keller

The Reason for God is a book and DVD on Christian apologetics by Timothy J. Keller, a scholar and founding of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

7181. No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future …

Reza Aslan

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller ZealotThough it is the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded in ignorance and fear for much of the West. In No god but God, Reza Aslan, an internationally …

7182. Rum Punch

Elmore Leonard

Rum Punch is a 1992 novel written by Elmore Leonard. The novel was adapted into the film Jackie Brown by director Quentin Tarantino. The characters Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara first appeared in Leonard's novel, The Switch, which itself has also been adapted as a film, Life of …

7184. All souls

Javier Marías

With high black humor, a visiting Spanish lecturer bends his gaze over that most British of institutions, Oxford University. In All Souls, our narrator, a visiting Spanish lecturer, viewing Oxford through a prismatic detachment, is alternately amused, puzzled, delighted, and …

7185. Time for the Stars

Robert A. Heinlein

Time for the Stars is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published by Scribner's in 1956 as one of the Heinlein juveniles. The basic plot line is derived from a 1911 thought experiment in special relativity, commonly called the twin paradox, proposed by French …

7186. Fire Bringer

David Clement-Davies

, Fire Bringer is a young adult fantasy novel by David Clement-Davies published in 1999, in the United Kingdom and 2000, in the United States.

7187. The Song of the Lark

Willa Cather

100th Anniversary Edition Miss Cather indeed here steps definitely into the small class of American novelists who are seriously to be reckoned with H L Mencken To reread Cather is to rediscover an arresting chapter in the national past Los Angeles Times Feisty Thea Kronborg with …

7188. Yertle the Turtle, and Other Stories

Dr. Seuss

Yet more wisdom cast down from high atop Mt. Seuss, this cheerful trio of tales teaches some valuable lessons in humility--thanks to a sharp-eyed worm, a bragging bear and rabbit, a fuzzy-tailed bird, and a couple hundred turtles led by their foolish King Yertle. Yertle's story …

7189. The Mystery at Lilac Inn

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery At Lilac Inn is the fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1931 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Mildred Wirt Benson was the ghostwriter for the 1931 edition. In 1961, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams extensively revised the …

7191. Clockwork

Philip Pullman

Clockwork is an illustrated short children's novel by Philip Pullman, first published in the United Kingdom in 1996 by Doubleday. It was first published in the United States by Arthur A. Levine Books in 1998. The Doubleday edition was illustrated by Peter Bailey and the Arthur …

7192. Look at Me

Jennifer Egan

A National Book Award Finalist In this ambitiously multilayered novel from the acclaimed and award-winning writer Jennifer Egan, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty …

7193. A Long Long Way

Sebastian Barry

A Long Long Way is a novel by Irish author Sebastian Barry, set during the First World War.

7194. The Lone Drow

R. A. Salvatore

The Lone Drow is a Forgotten Realms novel by R. A. Salvatore. In this novel, Drizzt Do'Urden is mourning what he believes is the death of his closest friends. He is helped to regain his sense of purpose after two elves and their pegasus decide to help. He goes around killing …

7195. Succubus Dreams

Richelle Mead

Some days, a girl just can't catch a break... …especially when the girl in question is Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus who gets her energy from seducing men. First there’s her relationship with gorgeous bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, which is unsatisfying on a …

7196. Stormqueen!

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Stormqueen! is a science-fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in the Darkover series. Originally published in 1978. It was republished in 2002 as part of the Ages of Chaos omnibus. Stormqueen! occurs two hundred years prior to Two To Conquer, in the period of Darkover's …

7197. The Pilgrim's Regress

C. S. Lewis

The Pilgrim's Regress is a book of allegorical fiction by C. S. Lewis. This 1933 novel was Lewis's first published work of prose fiction, and his third piece of work to be published. It charts the progress of a fictional character named John through a philosophical landscape in …

7198. A Cold Heart

Jonathan Kellerman

A Cold Heart is a mystery novel by American author Jonathan Kellerman

7199. Werewolves in Their Youth

Michael Chabon

Werewolves in Their Youth is a 1999 collection of short stories by Michael Chabon.



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