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.

7001. Deathbird Stories

Harlan Ellison

Deathbird Stories: A Pantheon of Modern Gods is a 1975 collection of short stories written by Harlan Ellison over a period of ten years; the stories address the theme of modern-day "deities" that have replaced the older, more traditional ones. The collection, with its satirical, …

7002. 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 …

7003. Sprig Muslin

Georgette Heyer

Sprig Muslin is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. The story is set in 1813.

7004. 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.

7005. 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. …

7006. 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.

7007. Arrowsmith

Sinclair Lewis

Arrowsmith is a novel by American author and playwright Sinclair Lewis that was published in 1925. It won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Lewis but he refused to accept it. Lewis was greatly assisted in its preparation by science writer Dr. Paul de Kruif, who received 25% of the …

7008. Musashi

Eiji Yoshikawa

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

7009. Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

Claire Tomalin

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

7010. 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.

7011. 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. …

7012. The Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ : or …

Friedrich Nietzsche

"Books for everybody are always malodorous books: the smell of petty people clings to them," scoffed Friedrich Nietzsche. These two works, Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, crowned the radical philosopher's career of writing books that are decidedly not for everyone. …

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.

7015. 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.

7016. The innovator's dilemma

Kurt Matzler

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 …

7017. The First Casualty

Ben Elton

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

7018. 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 …

7019. Acacia: The War with the Mein

David Anthony Durham

Acacia: The War with the Mein is a 2007 novel by American author David Anthony Durham. It marks his first foray into epic fantasy, although the novel shares some characteristics of his other works such as the historical novel, Pride of Carthage. Acacia: The War with the Mein has …

7020. A Small Death in Lisbon

Robert Wilson

A Small Death in Lisbon is a crime novel by Robert Wilson. The novel, set in Portugal, consists of two narratives: one is the contemporary investigation by Inspector José "Zé" Coelho into the death of a young girl, and the other begins in World War II and examines events during …

7022. The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966

Richard Brautigan

The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 is a novel by Richard Brautigan first published in 1971 by Simon and Schuster. In subsequent printings the title is often shortened to simply The Abortion.

7023. Bath Tangle

Georgette Heyer

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

7024. 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. The Cairo Trilogy

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears here in one volume for the first time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain’s occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth …

7029. Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

A collection of twenty-two fairy tales by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, most translated into English for the first time, show the influence of German Romanticism, psychoanalysis, and Eastern religion on his development as an author.

7030. Tamsin

Peter S. Beagle

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

7031. 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 …

7032. Bimbos of the Death Sun

Sharyn McCrumb

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

7033. 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 …

7034. 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.

7036. Storm of Steel

Ernst Jünger

Storm of Steel is the memoir of German officer Ernst Jünger's experiences on the Western Front during the First World War. It was originally printed privately in 1920, making it one of the first personal accounts to be published. The book is a graphic account of trench warfare. …

7037. 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 …

7038. Marjorie Morningstar

Herman Wouk

Marjorie Morningstar is a 1955 novel by Herman Wouk, about a woman who wants to become an actress. In 1958, the book was made into a Hollywood feature movie starring Natalie Wood, also titled Marjorie Morningstar.

7039. 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

7040. The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is both an historical adventure novel and a romance novel. It first appeared as a serial in 1883 with the subtitle "A Tale of Tunstall Forest" beginning in Young Folks; A Boys' and Girls' …

7041. 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.

7042. The Last Don

Mario Puzo

The Last Don is a novel by Mario Puzo, best known as the author of The Godfather. The story alternates between the film industry and the Las Vegas Strip casinos, showing how the Mafia is linked to them both.

7043. 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 …

7044. Restoration

Rose Tremain

The award-winning Restoration is one of Rose Tremains most popular works, and showcases her remarkable talent for capturing historical settings and personalities. Set during the English Restoration in the decadent court of King Charles II, the novel weaves a story of corrupted …

7046. The Eagle Has Landed

Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed is a book by British writer Jack Higgins, set during World War II and first published in 1975. It was made into a film of the same name in 1976 starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Jenny Agutter and Robert Duvall. The plot has similarities with that of …

7047. The Skinner

Neal Asher

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

7049. 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. …

7050. 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 …

7051. Much Obliged, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

Much Obliged, Jeeves is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 15 October 1971 by Barrie & Jenkins, London, and in the United States on the same day by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York under the name Jeeves and the Tie That Binds. The …

7052. Concrete Island

J. G. Ballard

Concrete Island is a 1974 English fiction novel by J. G. Ballard.

7053. 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.

7054. 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.

7056. Emil and the Detectives

Kastner

Emil and the Detectives is a 1929 novel for children set mainly in Berlin, by the German writer Erich Kästner and illustrated by Walter Trier. It was Kästner's first major success, the only one of his pre-1945 works to escape Nazi censorship, and remains his best-known work, and …

7057. 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 …

7058. 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.

7060. 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 …

7061. 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 …

7062. 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, …

7063. 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.

7065. Billiards at Half-past Nine

Heinrich Böll

Billiards at Half-past Nine is a 1959 novel by the West German author Heinrich Böll. The entirety of the narrative takes place on the day of September 6, 1958 but the story stretches back through the use of flashbacks and the retelling of memories of the characters. It focuses …

7066. Asterix and the secret weapon

Albert Uderzo

A woman bard? That’s unheard of in Ancient Gaul. So, when the mothers in Asterix’s town want to replace Cacofonix with Bravura, the men are horrified. But, Bravura hits the right notes musically, and she proves very valuable when Julius Caesar sends in his secret weapon: a …

7067. The Conformist

Alberto Moravia

Secrecy and Silence are second nature to Marcello Clerici, the hero of The Conformist, a book which made Alberto Moravia one of the world's most read postwar writers. Clerici is a man with everything under control - a wife who loves him, colleagues who respect him, the hidden …

7070. The diamond necklace, and four other stories

Guy de Maupassant

The French author Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a master of the short story, creating detailed character studies and brief but moving dramas well suited to the genre.The nine stories in this collection provide a vivid portrait gallery of his typical subjects — from simple …

7071. 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 …

7072. 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 …

7073. The Vagabond

Colette

Thirty-three years-old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existence and offers his love and the comforts of marriage. A provincial tour puts …

7074. 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 …

7075. 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 …

7076. Niétotchka Niezvânova

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

Netochka Nezvanova - a 'Nameless Nobody' - tells the story of a childhood dominated by her stepfather, Efimov, a failed musician who believes he is a neglected genius. The young girl is strangely drawn to this drunken ruin of a man, who exploits her and drives the family to …

7077. 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 …

7078. The October Horse

Colleen McCullough

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

7079. Meetings with Remarkable Men

G. I. Gurdjieff

Meetings with Remarkable Men is the second volume of the All and Everything trilogy written by the Greek-Armenian spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff. The Turks and Persians called Georgia "Gurjistan", which may account for the root of the name "Gurdjieff". Autobiographical in …

7081. The Price of Salt

Patricia Highsmith

The Price of Salt is a 1952 romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, first published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author – known as a suspense writer based on her one earlier novel, Strangers on a Train – used a pseudonym due to the story's lesbian content. Its relatively …

7082. Becket, or The Honor of God

Jean Anouilh

Becket or The Honour of God is a play written in French by Jean Anouilh. It is a depiction of the conflict between Thomas Becket and King Henry II of England leading to Becket's assassination in 1170. It contains many historical inaccuracies, which the author acknowledged.

7084. 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.

7086. 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 …

7088. 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: …

7094. 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.

7095. 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.

7096. A Friend of the Earth

T. Coraghessan Boyle

T. Coraghessan Boyle's novel A Friend of the Earth is a story of environmental destruction. The novel is set in 2025; as a result of global warming and the greenhouse effect, the climate has drastically changed, and, accordingly, biodiversity is a thing of the past.

7097. Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert Caro

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a book by Robert Caro.

7099. 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 …

7100. Derik's Bane

MaryJanice Davidson

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

7101. 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 …

7102. 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 …

7103. The Pool of Fire

John Christopher

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

7106. 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.

7108. 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.

7109. 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 …

7110. 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, …

7114. 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.

7115. 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 …

7116. 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 …

7117. 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 …

7119. 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 …

7120. 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, …

7121. 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.

7123. 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 …

7124. 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.

7125. 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 …

7126. Evolution

Stephen Baxter

Following up his cosmic Manifold series, Stephen Baxter peers back on a more prosaic history in the worthy yet uneven Evolution. The book is nothing less than a novelization of human evolution, a mega-Michener treatment of 65 million years starring a host of smart, furry …

7127. 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 …

7128. Coming Through Slaughter

Michael Ondaatje

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 …

7129. 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 …

7130. 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.

7131. 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 …

7132. Rise to Rebellion

Jeff Shaara

Rise to Rebellion is a 2001 historical fiction book by Jeff Shaara that tells the story of the events leading up to the American Revolution. The book spans from the Boston Massacre to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The events of the American Revolution …

7134. The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens

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

7135. 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 …

7136. 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 …

7137. In Persuasion Nation

George Saunders

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned …

7139. The Great Game

Peter Hopkirk

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

7141. 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 …

7142. 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. …

7143. Martin Eden

Jack London

The semiautobiographical Martin Eden is the most vital and original character Jack London ever created. Set in San Francisco, this is the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. London, …

7144. 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 …

7145. 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 …

7146. 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 …

7147. 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 …

7148. 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 …

7149. 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 …

7150. 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 …

7151. 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, …

7152. 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 …

7153. A Burnt-Out Case

Graham Greene

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

7155. 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.

7156. 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 …

7157. 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 …

7158. It Can't Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—SalonIt Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily …

7159. A Long Long Way

Sebastian Barry

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

7160. Cthulhu Mythos anthology

Brian Lumley

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature"Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a …

7161. 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 …

7163. 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 …

7165. 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 …

7166. 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 …

7167. The Rivers of Zadaa

D. J. MacHale

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

7169. Sharpe's Fortress

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Fortress is the third historical novel of the Richard Sharpe series, by Bernard Cornwell, first published in 1998. It is the last of the Sharpe India trilogy. It tells the story of ensign Sharpe, during the battle of Argaum and the following siege of the Fortress of …

7170. 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 …

7171. The Godwulf Manuscript

Robert B. Parker

The Godwulf Manuscript is the debut crime novel by Robert B. Parker

7172. 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 …

7173. 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 …

7174. 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 …

7175. Single & Single

John le Carré

On a Turkish hillside, ex-Communist mobsters shatter the skull of a corrupt English lawyer. In a sleepy English village, the authorities ask a lonely children's magician how come £5,000,030 sterling just got anonymously deposited in his baby daughter's bank account. With …

7176. 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 …

7178. 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.

7179. 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 …

7180. Capitalism and Freedom

Milton Friedman

Capitalism and Freedom is a book by Milton Friedman originally published in 1962 by the University of Chicago Press which discusses the role of economic capitalism in liberal society. It sold over 400,000 copies in the first eighteen years and more than half a million since …

7182. Monster

Jonathan Kellerman

Consulting psychologist Alex Delaware has a novel approach to crime-solving: he uses his training to unlock the secrets in the minds of the victims and jiggles the clues he finds there until the right scenario emerges. So when Alex's LAPD buddy Milo finds the hacked-up body of a …

7183. 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.

7184. 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 …

7185. A Cold Heart

Jonathan Kellerman

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

7186. The Looking Glass War

John le Carré

John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim. THE LOOKING GLASS WAR Once upon a time the distinction had been clear: …

7188. 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 …

7189. 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, …

7190. And Tango Makes Three

Peter Parnell

And Tango Makes Three is a 2005 children's book written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole. The book is based on the true story of Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo. The book follows the six years of their …

7191. Further Chronicles of Avonlea

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea. Published in 1920, it includes a number of stories relating to the inhabitants of the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on …

7193. Werewolves in Their Youth

Michael Chabon

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

7195. Polaroids from the Dead

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland takes his sparkling literary talent in a new direction with this crackling collection of takes on life and death in North America -- from his sweeping portrait of Grateful Dead culture to the deaths of Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and the middle class.For years, …

7196. 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 …

7197. 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 …

7198. 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 …

7199. 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 …

7200. 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 …



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