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.

7407. Writing and Difference (Routledge Classics)

Jacques Derrida

First published in 1967, Writing and Difference, a collection of Jacques Derrida's essays written between 1959 and 1966, has become a landmark of contemporary French thought. In it we find Derrida at work on his systematic deconstruction of Western metaphysics. The book's first …

7409. Paris in the Twentieth Century (the lost novel)

Richard P. Howard

Paris in the Twentieth Century is a science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The book presents Paris in August 1960, 97 years in Verne's future, where society places value only on business and technology. Written in 1863 but first published 131 years later, the novel follows a …

7410. Family Sayings

Natalia Ginzburg

Family Sayings is a novel by the Italian author Natalia Ginzburg, first published in 1963. It is a semi-biographical description of aspects of the daily life of her family, dominated by her father, the renowned histologist, Giuseppe Levi. The book is both an ironic and …

7412. Letters from my windmill

Alphonse Daudet

Letters from My Windmill is a collection of short stories by Alphonse Daudet first published in its entirety in 1869. Some of the stories had been published earlier in newspapers or journals such as Le Figaro and L'Evénement as early as 1865. The stories are all told by the …

7415. Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Agent to the Stars is a novel by John Scalzi. It tells the story of Tom Stein, a young Hollywood agent who is hired by an alien race to handle the revelation of their presence to humanity. Scalzi started Agent to the Stars in 1997 as his "practice" novel, to see if he could …

7417. The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch

Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic …

7418. Everything and More

David Foster Wallace

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity is a book by American novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace that examines the history of infinity, focusing primarily on the work of Georg Cantor, the 19th-century German mathematician who created set theory. The book is …

7419. Flash for Freedom!

George MacDonald Fraser

Flash for Freedom! is a 1971 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the third of the Flashman novels.

7422. Feathers

Jacqueline Woodson

Feathers is a children’s historical novel by Jacqueline Woodson that was first published in 2007. The story is about a sixth grade girl named Frannie growing up in the ‘70s. One day an unexpected new student causes much chaos to the class because he is the only white boy in the …

7424. Fear and Loathing in America

Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968–1976 is a collection of hundreds of letters Hunter S. Thompson wrote after his rise to fame with his 1966 hit Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. These letters …

7425. Robot Visions

Isaac Asimov

Robot Visions is a collection of science fiction short stories and factual essays by Isaac Asimov. Many of the stories are reprinted from other Asimov collections, particularly I, Robot and The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories. It also includes the title story, "Robot …

7426. Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris

Ian Kershaw

Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness.From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the …

7427. Summer of Night

Dan Simmons

Summer of Night is a horror novel by American writer Dan Simmons, published in 1991 by Warner Aspect. It was nominated for a British Fantasy Award in 1992.

7428. Rollback

Robert J. Sawyer

Rollback is a 2007 science fiction novel by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer that was serialized in four parts in Analog Science Fiction and Fact from October 2006 to January 2007. It deals primarily with the social effects of drastic age rejuvenation technology and first …

7430. The Green House

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Green House is the second novel by the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, published in 1966. The novel is set over a period of forty years in two regions of Peru: Piura, a dusty town near the coast in the north, and Peruvian Amazonia, specifically the jungle region near the …

7431. Communion

Whitley Strieber

Communion: A True Story is a book by American ufologist and horror author Whitley Strieber that was first published in February 1987. The book is based on the claims of Whitley Strieber, who experiences "lost time" and terrifying flashbacks, which hypnosis undertaken by Budd …

7432. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

David Colbert

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts is a guide to the fictional Harry Potter universe, written by David Colbert. It explores the references to history, legends, and literature in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. Colbert …

7433. The Unlikely Spy

Daniel Silva

The Unlikely Spy is a 1996 spy novel written by Daniel Silva, set during World War II. While some of the characters and events are fictional, the book is based on the real-life attempt by the Allies to use British intelligence to cover up the true plans for D-Day. The deception …

7434. How to Ditch Your Fairy

Justine Larbalestier

How to Ditch Your Fairy is a young adult novel by Justine Larbalestier. It was published in 2008 by Bloomsbury.

7436. Deep Fathom

James Rollins

Deep Fathom is a novel by James Rollins.

7437. The Story of the Stone

Barry Hughart

The Story of the Stone is a novel by Barry Hughart, first published in 1988. It is part of a series set in a version of ancient China that began with Bridge of Birds and continues with Eight Skilled Gentlemen. The story begins on the twelfth day of the seventh moon in the Year …

7438. False Colours

Georgette Heyer

False Colours is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. Set in 1817, it concerns a young man temporarily impersonating his missing twin brother.

7439. Disordered Minds

Minette Walters

When a local councillor and an anthropologist re-investigate the controversial murder conviction of a mentally retarded 20-year-old, they're unprepared for the disturbing facts that come to light--and the personal demons with which they must come to terms.

7440. In the Penal Colony

Franz Kafka

"In the Penal Colony" is a short story by Franz Kafka written in German in October 1914, revised in November 1918, and first published in October 1919. The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's The Torture …

7441. Reading in the Dark

Seamus Deane

Reading in the Dark is a novel written by Seamus Deane in 1996. The novel is set in Derry, Northern Ireland and extends from February 1945 through July 1971. The book won the 1996 Guardian Fiction Prize and the 1996 South Bank Show Annual Award for Literature, is a New York …

7442. Ex Machina, Vol. 2

Brian K. Vaughan

After growing tired of risking his life, America's first superhero Mitchell Hundred retires from masked crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City, but he discovers that he has more to worry about than just budget problems.

7443. Schild's Ladder

Greg Egan

Schild's Ladder is a 2002 science fiction novel by Australian author Greg Egan. The book derives its name from Schild's ladder, a construction in differential geometry, devised by the mathematician and physicist Alfred Schild. This novel is perhaps the hardest science fiction …

7444. The Guards

Ken Bruen

The Guards is a book written by Ken Bruen.

7445. Sharp Teeth

Toby Barlow

Sharp Teeth is a 2008 novel in free verse by American writer Toby Barlow. It won the 2009 Alex Award and is the Horror entry on the 2009 Best Adult Genre Fiction Reading List.

7446. The Golden Bowl

Henry James

Published in 1904 The Golden Bowl is the last completed novel of Henry James In it the widowed American Adam Verver is in Europe with his daughter Maggie They are rich finely appreciative of European art and culture and deeply attached to each other Maggie has all the innocent …

7447. Framley Parsonage

Anthony Trollope

In the course of last century, Anthony Trollope's fictional county of Barset has become one of English literature's most 'real', most celebrated landscapes. Framley Parsonage—the fourth of his engrossing Barsetshire novels—concerns itself with the drastic misjudgements of an …

7448. The Once and Future King

T. H. White

The Once and Future King is an Arthurian fantasy novel written by Terence Hanbury White. It was first published in 1958, and is mostly a composite of earlier works written between 1938 and 1941. The central theme is an exploration of human nature regarding power and justice, as …

7449. Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The …

Olivia Judson

Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex is a 2002 popular science book by the British evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson written in the role of her alter ego, agony aunt Dr Tatiana. Dr Tatiana receives letters from …

7450. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

7451. Farewell to Manzanar

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Farewell to Manzanar is a memoir published in 1973 by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. The book describes the experiences of Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family before, during and following their imprisonment at the Manzanar concentration camp due to the United States …

7452. The Loser

Bernhard

For music lovers, perfectionists, and estheticians, Thomas Bernhard's The Loser (1983) poses an irresistible drama of failed excellence. In 1953 three friends, among whom is the famed Glenn Gould, study with Horowitz. Rarely sleeping, hardly eating, they burn intensely with the …

7453. Metropole

Ferenc Karinthy

“A Central European classic to be discovered and relished.”—Eva Hoffman“A stunning novel. Funny, nightmarish and jubilant.”—Libération"Although it took almost 40 years for Metropole to be translated into English, the book holds up well. In the same way that Kafka becomes …

7454. A Severe Mercy

Sheldon Vanauken

A Severe Mercy is an autobiographical book by Sheldon Vanauken, relating the author's relationship with his wife, their friendship with C. S. Lewis, conversion to Christianity, and subsequent tragedy. It was first published in 1977. The book is strongly influenced, at least …

7455. Goodbye to Berlin

Christopher Isherwood

Published to coincide with the revival of "Cabaret", now opening on Broadway, "Goodbye To Berlin" is the original story of the chanteuse heroine Sally Bowles. Isherwood ironically captures life in Weimar Berlin, a city infamous for its flourishing demimonde and violent politics.

7456. The Rembrandt Affair

Daniel Silva

The Rembrandt Affair is the 2010 Daniel Silva's spy novel. It is the tenth in Gabriel Allon series, based in the world of Israeli intelligence.

7457. The Heart of a Woman

Maya Angelou

The Heart of a Woman is an autobiography by American writer Maya Angelou. The book is the fourth installment in Angelou's series of seven autobiographies. The Heart of a Woman recounts events in Angelou's life between 1957 and 1962 and follows her travels to California, New York …

7458. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

7459. Igraine the Brave

Cornelia Funke

Igraine the Brave is a fantasy novel written by Cornelia Funke. It was released on October 1, 2007, published by The Chicken House. Originally written in German, it was translated by Anthea Bell.

7460. Barnaby Rudge

Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty is a historical novel by British novelist Charles Dickens. Barnaby Rudge was one of two novels that Dickens published in his short-lived weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock. Barnaby Rudge is largely set during the Gordon Riots of …

7461. In the Forests of Serre

Patricia A. McKillip

In the Forests of Serre is a 2003 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip. It was nominated for the 2004 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

7462. The Sheep Look Up

John Brunner

The Sheep Look Up is a science fiction novel by British author John Brunner, first published in 1972. The novel's setting is decidedly dystopian; the book deals with the deterioration of the environment in the United States. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel …

7463. The Road to Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Road to Oz: In Which Is Related How Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome the Rainbow's Daughter Met on an Enchanted Road and Followed it All the Way to the Marvelous Land of Oz. is the fifth of L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz books. It was …

7464. The Wooden Sea

Jonathan Carroll

The Wooden Sea is a novel by the American writer Jonathan Carroll, first published in 2001. The story takes place in the ordinary little town of Crane's View. Then the protagonist in this story, a Police Chief named Frannie McCabe, finds himself tangled in a series of strange …

7465. Home of the Gentry

Ivan Turgenev

Home of the Gentry is a novel by Ivan Turgenev published in the January 1859 issue of Sovremennik. It was enthusiastically received by the Russian society and remained his least controversial and most widely read novel until the end of the 19th century. It was turned into a …

7466. Nordkraft

Jakob Ejersbo

Nordkraft is a 2003 novel written by Jakob Ejersbo.

7468. The Lion & the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney

The Lion & the Mouse is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Published in 2009, the book retells Aesop's fable of The Lion and the Mouse. Pinkney won the 2010 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book. In the artist's note at the end of …

7469. Supreme Courtship

Christopher Buckley

Supreme Courtship is a 2008 novel by Christopher Buckley, which tells the story of a Judge Judy-style TV judge nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States.

7470. Shadow Fires

Dean Koontz

Shadowfires is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1987. Koontz's attempt at a straightforward horror novel, it was originally released as Shadow Fires under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols, and tells the story of a young woman who, in the process of getting …

7471. City of Light

Lauren Belfer

City Of Light is a novel by Lauren Belfer published in 1999.

7472. Animal Liberation

Peter Singer

Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals is a 1975 book by Australian philosopher Peter Singer. It is widely considered within the animal liberation movement to be the founding philosophical statement of its ideas. Singer himself rejected the use of the …

7473. Revolt in 2100

Robert A. Heinlein

Revolt in 2100 is a 1953 collection by Robert A. Heinlein and is part of his Future History series. The contents are as follows: Foreword by Henry Kuttner, "The Innocent Eye" "If This Goes On—" "Coventry" "Misfit" Future History chart Afterword: "Concerning Stories Never …

7474. Cousin Kate

Georgette Heyer

Cousin Kate is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. The story is set in 1817 and 1818.

7475. To Light a Candle

Mercedes Lackey

To Light a Candle is the 2004 second fantasy novel of Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's Obsidian Trilogy.

7478. Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling

D. M. Cornish

Foundling is the first book of Monster Blood Tattoo, a children's/young adult's fantasy trilogy written by Australian author, D.M. Cornish. It tells the story of Rossamünd, a boy unfortunately christened with a girl's name, who has lived his entire life in a foundlingery before …

7480. Fly by Night

Frances Hardinge

Fly by Night is a children's fantasy novel by Frances Hardinge, published on 7 October 2005 by Macmillan Publishers in the UK and on April 25, 2006 by HarperCollins in the US, and aimed at teens. Fly by Night won the Branford Boase Award in 2006, and was listed in the School …

7481. The Mark of the Angel

Nancy Huston

From Nancy Huston, a Canadian writer who's lived in France for a couple of decades, comes a modest proposal in the form of a novel: Maybe millennial fiction shouldn't look forward. Maybe it should look back to the shames and sadnesses of the 20th century. The Mark of the Angel, …

7482. He's Just Not That Into You

Greg Behrendt

He's Just Not That Into You is a self-improvement book written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo that was published in 2004 and later adapted into a film by the same name in 2009. It was a New York Times bestseller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

7483. Abyssinian

Jean-Christophe Rufin

At the heart of Jean-Christophe Rufin's marvelous first novel is a nugget of truth: in the year 1699, Louis XIV of France sent an embassy to the King of Abyssinia (modern-day Ethiopia). From this small fact Rufin has spun a mesmerizing tale of adventure, romance, and political …

7484. Sunset Park

Paul Auster

Sunset Park is a novel by Paul Auster published in November 2010.

7485. Air

Geoff Ryman

Air, also known as Air: Or, Have Not Have, is a 2005 novel by Geoff Ryman. It won the British Science Fiction Association Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and was on the short list for the Philip K. Dick Award in 2004, the Nebula Award in …

7486. Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

Stephen Hawking

Black Holes and Baby Universes and other Essays is a popular science book by English astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. This book is a collection of essays and lectures written by Hawking, mainly about the makeup of black holes, and why they might be nodes from which other …

7487. Z for Zachariah

Robert C. O'Brien

Z for Zachariah is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction novel by Robert C. O'Brien that was published posthumously in 1974. The name Robert C. O'Brien was the pen name used by Robert Leslie Conly. After the author's death in 1973, his wife Sally M. Conly and daughter Jane Leslie …

7488. Sacred Hunger

Barry Unsworth

Sacred Hunger is a historical novel by Barry Unsworth first published in 1992. It shared the Booker Prize that year with Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient. The story is set in the mid 18th century and centres on the Liverpool Merchant, a slave ship employed in the …

7489. The Quiet Gentleman

Georgette Heyer

The Quiet Gentleman is a Regency novel by Georgette Heyer. Set in the spring of 1816, after the Battle of Waterloo, it is the story of the return home of the Seventh Earl of St Erth, who is returning home from his service in the British army to claim his inheritance. This is an …

7490. River, Cross My Heart

Breena Clarke

River, Cross My Heart is a novel by Breena Clarke, and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club Selection October 1999.

7491. The Village of Stepanchikovo

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Village of Stepanchikovo, also known as The Friend of the Family, is a novel written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and first published in 1859.

7492. Holy Fire

Bruce Sterling

Holy Fire is a 1996 science fiction novel by cyberpunk writer Bruce Sterling. It was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1996, and for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1997. Holy Fire is the story of an old woman who has gained a second youth—in a world in which …

7494. The Flame and the Flower

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

The Flame and the Flower is the debut work of romance novelist Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. The first romance novel to detail physical intimacy between the protagonists, the book revolutionized the historical romance genre. It was also the first full-length romance novel to be …

7495. Vipers' Tangle

François Mauriac

“Mauriac’s best novel.”—Catholic World “A lucid and penetrating study . . . Mauriac proves himself as good a storyteller as he is a psychologist.”—The New York Times “A most admirable and exciting novel.”—New StatesmanThe masterpiece of one of the twentieth century’s greatest …

7496. The Portable Atheist

Christopher Hitchens

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer is a book by Christopher Hitchens, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great. He was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Hitchens wrote introductions to each article he compiled for this …

7497. Orsinian Tales

Ursula K. Le Guin

Orsinian Tales is a collection of eleven short stories by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin, most of them set in the imaginary country of Orsinia.

7499. The Violent Bear It Away

Flannery O'Connor

A brilliant, innovative novel, acutely alert to where the sacred lives―and where it does notFirst published in 1960, The Violent Bear It Away is a landmark in American literature―a dark and absorbing example of the Gothic sensibility and bracing satirical voice that are united …

7500. A Monk Swimming

Malachy McCourt

A Monk Swimming is a memoir by Malachy McCourt of his life in Limerick, Ireland, and of his experiences when he came to America. The book recounts the journey and the many obstacles that McCourt had to overcome. After first working as a longshoreman, he was able to open a …

7502. Bestiary: Selected Stories

Julio Cortazar

Bestiario is a book of 8 short stories written by Julio Cortázar. All the stories were translated in English by Paul Blackburn and included in the collection End of the Game and Other Stories. The "Cefalea" was translated in English by Michael Cisco in 2014 and published online …

7503. The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs

Irvine Welsh

"A family saga, a revenge fantasy, a Twilight Zone-esque parable, and, most importantly, a very fun read." —Entertainment Weekly This story of two men locked in a war of wills that threatens their very existence is vintage Irvine Welsh. Troubled restaurant inspector Danny …

7504. Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

H. P. Lovecraft

Dagon and Other Macabre Tales is a collection of stories by American author H. P. Lovecraft, which also includes his seminal essay on weird fiction, Supernatural Horror in Literature. It was originally published in 1965 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,471 copies. The true …

7505. 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 …

7506. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

7507. The Story of Mr. Sommer

Patrick Süskind

A boy's village childhood with all the traditional attributes - father, mother, brother, sister, a house on a lake, tree-climbing, going to the races, music lessons, a bicycle, a crush on a girl in the class - is bedevilled by the mystifying appearances of the eccentric Mr. …

7508. Foreign Affairs

Alison Lurie

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children’s folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But …

7509. Beijing Coma

Ma Jian

Dai Wei has been unconscious for almost a decade. A medical student and a pro-democracy protestor in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, he was struck by a soldier’s bullet and fell into a deep coma. As soon as the hospital authorities discovered that he had been an activist, his …

7510. On Heroes and Tombs

Ernesto Sabato

On Heroes and Tombs is a novel by Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato, first published in Buenos Aires by Editorial Sudamericana in 1961 and translated by Helen R. Lane in 1981 as On Heroes and Tombs.

7511. The Neutronium Alchemist

Peter F. Hamilton

The Neutronium Alchemist is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the second book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy. It follows on from The Reality Dysfunction and precedes The Naked God. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 20 October 1997. …

7514. Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life

J. M. Coetzee

Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life is a fictionalised autobiographical work by J. M. Coetzee, and focuses on his years spent growing up in South Africa.

7515. The Farming of Bones

Edwidge Danticat

Farming of Bones is a work of historical fiction by Edwidge Danticat, published in 1998.

7517. Iron & Silk

Mark Salzman

Iron and Silk is a 1986 autobiographical novel written by Mark Salzman. It describes his experiences in China as an English teacher and as a student of Kung Fu. The book was later made into a film of the same name.

7518. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested …

W. Chan Kim

Blue Ocean Strategy is a book published in 2005 and written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, professors at INSEAD and co-directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than a hundred years and thirty industries, …

7519. Morality Play

Barry Unsworth

Morality Play is a semi-historical detective novel by Barry Unsworth. The book, published in 1995 by Hamish Hamilton was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

7520. The Best and the Brightest

David Halberstam

The Best and the Brightest is an account by journalist David Halberstam of the origins of the Vietnam War published by Random House. The focus of the book is on the erroneous foreign policy crafted by the academics and intellectuals who were in John F. Kennedy's administration, …

7521. The Art of Seduction

Robert Greene

Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able …

7522. Clans of the Alphane Moon

Philip K. Dick

Clans of the Alphane Moon is a 1964 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It is based on his 1954 short story Shell Game, first published in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine.

7523. The Last of the Wine

Mary Renault

The Last of the Wine is Mary Renault's first novel set in ancient Greece, the setting that would become her most important arena. The novel was published in 1956 and is the second of her works to feature male homosexuality as a major theme. It was a bestseller within the gay …

7524. The Birthday of the World

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Birthday of the World: and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin, and first published in March, 2002 by HarperCollins. All of the stories except "Paradises Lost" were previously published individually elsewhere. The collection was also published …

7525. The Labyrinth of Solitude

Octavio Paz

The Labyrinth of Solitude is a book-length essay by Octavio Paz, first published in 1950. One of his most famous works, it consists of nine parts: "The Pachuco and other extremes", "Mexican Mask", "The Day of the Dead", "The Sons of La Malinche", "The Conquest and Colonialism", …

7527. Knuffle Bunny Too

Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity is a children's picture book by Mo Willems. A sequel to Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, it was released on September 4, 2007 and reached the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for children's books.

7528. Airport

Arthur Hailey

Airport is a bestselling 1968 novel by Arthur Hailey about a large metropolitan airport and the personalities of the people who use, rely and suffer from its operation. This book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy, Dean Martin and Van …

7529. The Jesus Incident

Frank Herbert

The Jesus Incident is the second science fiction novel set in the Destination: Void universe by the American author Frank Herbert and poet Bill Ransom. It is a sequel to Destination: Void, and has two sequels: The Lazarus Effect and The Ascension Factor.

7530. "...And Ladies of the Club"

Helen Hooven Santmyer

“...And Ladies of the Club” is a novel, written by Helen Hooven Santmyer, about a group of women in the fictional town of Waynesboro, Ohio who begin a woman's literary club, which evolves through the years into a significant community service organization in the town. The novel, …

7533. Pollen

Jeff Noon

The sweet death of Coyote, master taxi driver, was only the first. Soon people are sneezing and dying all over Manchester. Telekinetic cop Sybil Jones knows that, like Coyote, they died happy - but even a happy death can be a murder. As exotic blooms begin to flower all over the …

7534. Here, There Be Dragons

James A. Owen

Here, There Be Dragons is a fantasy novel by James A. Owen. It is the first book in The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series. A sequel, followed by several more books, have since been released, including The Search for the Red Dragon, The Indigo King, The Shadow …

7535. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Eleanor Coerr

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a historical fiction children's book written by American author Eleanor Coerr and published in 1977. The book has been translated to many languages and published in many places, to be used for peace education programs in primary schools. …

7536. A New Kind of Science

Stephen Wolfram

A New Kind of Science is a best-selling, controversial book by Stephen Wolfram, published in 2002. It contains an empirical and systematic study of computational systems such as cellular automata. Wolfram calls these systems simple programs and argues that the scientific …

7537. Keeping It Real

Justina Robson

Keeping It Real is a science fiction novel and is the first in the Quantum Gravity series of books by Justina Robson.

7538. Bloodline

Sidney Sheldon

Bloodline is a 1977 novel by Sidney Sheldon.

7540. Evil Star

Anthony Horowitz

Evil Star is the second book in The Power of Five series by British author Anthony Horowitz. It was published and released in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2006 by Walker Books Ltd and in the United States on 1 June 2006 by Scholastic Press under the adjusted series title, The …

7541. Dream Merchant

Isabel Hoving

The Dream Merchant is a 2002 Dutch fantasy novel by Isabel Hoving.

7542. Ralph S. Mouse

Beverly Cleary

Ralph S. Mouse is a children's novel by Beverly Cleary. It features Ralph, a mouse with the ability to speak, but only with certain people who tend to be loners. The title character is also featured in the two earlier novels of Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle series.

7544. Angel-Seeker

Sharon Shinn

Angel-Seeker is a fantasy novel by Sharon Shinn, published in 2004. It is the fifth novel in the Samaria series. It is set shortly after Archangel.

7545. Embassytown

China Miéville

Embassytown is a science fiction novel by British author China Miéville. It was published in the UK by Pan Macmillan on 6 May 2011, and in the US by Del Rey Books on 17 May 2011. A limited edition was released by Subterranean Press. The plot of the novel surrounds the town of …

7547. My Man Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

My Man Jeeves is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919 by George Newnes. Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, while the others concern Reggie Pepper, …

7548. How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2003 children's fantasy book written by Cressida Cowell.

7549. The Threepenny Opera

Bertolt Brecht

Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a mock-Victorian Soho. It focuses on the feud …

7550. The Elves of Cintra

Terry Brooks

The Elves of Cintra is the second novel in Terry Brooks's epic fantasy trilogy The Genesis of Shannara. The series bridges the events of Brooks' Word & Void series with his acclaimed novel The Sword of Shannara and the subsequent trilogy. It immediately follows the novel …

7551. Jim the Boy

Tony Earley

Tony Earley made his debut with Here We Are in Paradise, a superbly understated collection of (mostly) small-town vignettes. He returns to the same terrain in his first novel, Jim the Boy, setting this coming-of-age story in a remote North Carolina hamlet. The year is 1934, and …

7552. Learning the World

Ken MacLeod

Learning the World is a science fiction novel by Ken MacLeod published in 2005. It won the 2006 Prometheus Award, was nominated for the Hugo, Locus, Clarke, and Campbell Awards that same year, and received a BSFA nomination in 2005. Since the book's publication MacLeod has …

7553. Weapons of Choice

John Birmingham

Weapons of Choice is the first novel of the Axis of Time alternative history trilogy, written by Australian author John Birmingham.

7554. The Legend of Huma

Richard A. Knaak

The Legend of Huma is the first in the Heroes Sextet of Dragonlance novels. It was written by Richard A. Knaak, based on characters and settings from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles series. Published in 1988, it was the first Dragonlance book not dealing …

7555. Bush at War

Bob Woodward

Bush at War is a 2002 book by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward recounting President George W. Bush's responses to the September 11 attacks and his administration's handling of the subsequent War in Afghanistan. Much of the book recounts events in meetings of the United …

7556. The Impressionist

Hari Kunzru

The Impressionist is Hari Kunzru's debut novel, first published in 2002. Kunzru received the Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award for the book's publication.

7557. So Long, See You Tomorrow

William Maxwell

In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named …

7558. Oroonoko

Aphra Behn

A new single-volume edition of an early anti-slavery novel When Prince Oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins …

7559. Counter-Clock World

Philip K. Dick

Counter-Clock World is a 1967 science fiction novel by author Philip K. Dick. It was expanded from his short story Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday, first published in the August 1966 edition of Amazing Stories.

7560. No Dominion

Charlie Huston

No Dominion is a 2006 pulp-noir / horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. This book is the sequel to Already Dead and follows the life of the vampire detective, Joe Pitt. The title of the book is an allusion to the Dylan Thomas poem "And Death Shall Have No Dominion," …

7561. Et après

Guillaume Musso

Et apres is a novel by Guillaume Musso.

7562. The Reivers

William Faulkner

The Reivers, published in 1962, is the last novel by the American author William Faulkner. The bestselling novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963. Faulkner previously won this award for his book A Fable, making him one of only three authors to be awarded it …

7563. Amagansett

Mark Mills

The Whaleboat House is a 2004 crime novel by British writer Mark Mills. It is set shortly after the Second World War with the events taking place in and around the small Long Island fishing village of Amagansett. The novel was originally published under the name Amagansett when …

7564. Shadowplay

Tad Williams

Shadowplay is the second book in the Shadowmarch tetralogy, by Tad Williams. It was released in hardcover in the US in March, 2007 and has been released with a region-specific hard cover in the United Kingdom. Book one, Shadowmarch, was published in November 2004. Book three of …

7565. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

7566. Educating Esmé

Esme Raji Codell

Educating Esmé: Diary of a First Year Teacher is a book written by children's literature specialist and then elementary school teacher Esmé Raji Codell. The book, presented in diary format, presents Esmé's first year teaching in an inner-city public school in Chicago; her joys, …

7567. Dream Park

Larry Niven

Dream Park is a 1981 novel written by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes set in a futuristic amusement park of the same name. It was later expanded into a series of books. The books describe a futuristic form of live action role-playing games, although the term was not in use when …

7569. Stamboul Train

Graham Greene

Stamboul Train is a novel by author Graham Greene. Set on an "Orient Express" train, the book was renamed Orient Express when it was published in the United States.

7571. Joseph Andrews

Henry Fielding

Joseph Andrews, or The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, was the first published full-length novel of the English author and magistrate Henry Fielding, and indeed among the first novels in the English language. Published in 1742 and …

7572. New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer

Bill Maher

New Rules: Polite Musings from A Timid Observer is a 2005 book, published by Rodale Books, by comedian Bill Maher. The book is a commentary on a variety of subjects ranging from cell phones to celebrities to politics. It is the first book in his "New Rules" trilogy. The …

7575. Cities of Salt

Munif Abdal rachmann

Cities of Salt is a novel by Abdul Rahman Munif. It was first published in Beirut in 1984 and was immediately recognized as a major work of Arab literature. It was translated into English by Peter Theroux. The novel, and the quintet of which it is the first volume, describes the …

7576. Dark Secret

Christine Feehan

Dark Secret is a novel written by American author Christine Feehan.

7577. The Atonement Child

Francine Rivers

The Atonement Child is a 1997 novel by the American author Francine Rivers. It deals with the themes of unwanted pregnancy and abortion.

7579. The Polish Officer

Alan Furst

September, 1939. The invading German Wehrmacht blazes a trail of destruction across Poland. Warsaw is surrounded. France and Britain declare war, but do nothing to help. And a Polish resistance movement takes shape under the shadow of occupation, enlisting those willing to risk …

7580. The Sigma Protocol

Robert Ludlum

After phenomenal bestseller upon bestseller, Robert Ludlum's books still "dominate the field in adventure-drenched thrillers" (Chicago Tribune). Now Ludlum's books are at an all-time high in this new breakneck classic of international intrigue, terrifying deception, and two …

7581. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Alan Sillitoe

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a short story collection by English author Alan Sillitoe.

7582. The Frog Princess

E. D. Baker

The Frog Princess is a children's novel by E. D. Baker, first published in 2002. The 2009 Disney film, The Princess and the Frog, is loosely based on this novel.

7584. The Way to Paradise

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Way to Paradise is a novel published by Mario Vargas Llosa in 2003. The novel is a historical double biography of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and his grandmother Flora Tristan, one of the founders of feminism. The book is divided into 22 chapters, each …

7585. Restoree

Anne McCaffrey

Restoree is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and her first book published. It is the story of a young woman who survives being abducted by aliens and finds a new life on another planet. Betty Ballantine edited Restoree which initiated a long relationship between …

7586. Cain

José Saramago

Cain is the final novel by Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago; it was first published in 2009. The novel is told through the eyes of Cain as he witnesses passages from the Bible that add to his increasing hatred of God.

7587. The Harmony Silk Factory

Tash Aw

The Harmony Silk Factory is Tash Aw's critically acclaimed first novel, set in 1940s British-ruled Malaya, which is now called Malaysia. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Whitbread Book Awards for First Novel Award.

7588. Dreadnought

Robert K. Massie

A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie With the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd …

7589. Slan

A. E. van Vogt

Slan is legendary science fiction author A. E. Van Vogt's first and best-known novel, back in print from Tor Books's Orb imprint. The story is classic golden age science fiction: Jommy Cross is a slan, a genetically bred superhuman whose race was created to aid humanity but is …

7590. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a classic American 1903 children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin that tells the story of Rebecca Rowena Randall and her two stern aunts in the fictional village of Riverboro, Maine. Rebecca's joy for life inspires her aunts, but she faces many trials …

7591. The Alphabet of Manliness

Maddox

The Alphabet of Manliness is the debut book by American humorist and Internet personality Maddox, published in 2006. It reached the #2 position on the New York Times Best Seller List in the "Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous" category.

7592. Greenmantle

Charles de Lint

Not far from the city there is an ancient wood, forgotten by the modern world, where Mystery walks in the moonlight. He wears the shape of a stag, or a goat, or a horned man wearing a cloak of leaves. He is summoned by the music of the pipes or a fire of bones on Midsummer's …

7593. Steel Beach

John Varley

Steel Beach is a 1993 novel by John Varley, a science fiction writer who has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards multiple times. Steel Beach is set in the same continuity as his 1998 The Golden Globe, set about ten years later. The same year it was nominated for both the Hugo …

7594. The Book of the Dun Cow

Walter Wangerin

The Book of the Dun Cow is a fantasy novel by Walter Wangerin, Jr.. It is loosely based upon the beast fable of Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from the story of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Book was named The New York Times Best …

7595. The Treatment

Mo Hayder

The Treatment is a 2001 novel by British crime-writer Mo Hayder. The novel is based around the theme of pedophilia. It features her protagonist DI Jack Caffery.

7596. Tau Zero

Poul Anderson

Tau Zero is a hard science fiction novel by Poul Anderson. The novel was based upon the short story "To Outlive Eternity" appearing in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1967. It was first published in book form in 1970. The book is regarded as a quintessential example of "hard sci-fi", …

7597. Bully for Brontosaurus

Stephen Jay Gould

Bully for Brontosaurus is the fifth volume of collected essays by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. The essays were culled from his monthly column "This View of Life" in Natural History magazine, to which Gould contributed for 27 years. The book deals, in typically …

7598. Being digital

Nicholas Negroponte

Being Digital is a non-fiction book about digital technologies and their possible future by technology author Nicholas Negroponte. It was originally published in January 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf. Being Digital provides a general history of several digital media technologies, many …

7599. From the Holy Mountain

William Dalrymple

From the Holy Mountain is a 1997 historical travel book by William Dalrymple that deals with the affairs of the Eastern Christians. Dalrymple's third book From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium saw him trace the ties of Eastern Orthodox congregations …

7600. Imago

Octavia E. Butler

The third book in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy.



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