The most popular books in English
from 7801 to 8000

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.

7801. The Chameleon's Shadow

Minette Walters

From the author of The Devil's Feather comes a haunting psychological thriller about a scarred Iraq war veteran whose physical trauma may reflect the inner turmoil of a killer.Somewhere in the endless, deadly desert between Basra and Baghdad, Lieutenant Charles Acland's convoy …

7802. Between the Acts

Virginia Woolf

Between the Acts is the final novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1941 shortly after her suicide. This is a book laden with hidden meaning and allusion. It describes the mounting, performance, and audience of a festival play in a small English village just before the outbreak …

7803. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Sandra Cisneros

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories is a book of short stories published in 1991 by San Antonio-based Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros. The collection reflects Cisneros's experience of being surrounded by American influences while still being familially bound to her …

7804. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

R. A. Salvatore

The Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novelization was written by R. A. Salvatore and published on 23 April 2002 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. It includes much expansion of scenes and also many scenes which were cut from the movie. …

7805. Free Food for Millionaires

Min Jin Lee

Free Food for Millionaires is a 2007 novel by Korean American writer Min Jin Lee. It was named one of the Top 10 Novels of the Year by The Times, a notable novel by the San Francisco Chronicle, a New York Times Editor's Choice, and was a selection for the Wall Street Journal …

7807. The Rest of the Robots

Isaac Asimov

The Rest of the Robots is a collection of eight short stories and two full-length novels by Isaac Asimov. The stories, centred on positronic robots, are all part of the Robot series, most of which take place in the Foundation universe. Another collection of short stories about …

7808. Age of Iron

J. M. Coetzee

Age of Iron is a 1990 novel by South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee. It is among his most popular works and was the 1990 Sunday Express Book of the Year. In it, he paints a picture of social and political tragedy unfolding in a country ravaged by racism and violence.

7810. House of Stairs

William Sleator

House of Stairs is a science fiction novel by William Sleator about orphaned teenagers placed in a house of stairs, similar to the lithograph print by M. C. Escher, which provided the novel's title and setting, in a psychological exploitation of a social dynamics experiment. Set …

7811. At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

Alexander McCall Smith

At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances is a book by Scottish author and academic Alexander McCall Smith, relating further matters in the life of the main character, Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld. The Professor is a troubled German academic whose life's achievement is the …

7812. Among the Barons

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Barons is a 2003 book by Margaret Peterson Haddix, about a time in which drastic measures have been taken to quell overpopulation. It is the fourth of seven novels in the Shadow Children series.

7813. Demon

John Varley

Demon is a Locus nominated 1984 science fiction novel by John Varley. It is the third and final book in his Gaea Trilogy.

7815. City of Djinns

William Dalrymple

City of Djinns is a travelogue by William Dalrymple about the historical capital of India, Delhi. It is his second book, and culminated as a result of his six-year stay in New Delhi. City of Djinns was the first product of Dalrymple’s love affair with India, centring on Delhi, a …

7816. Avenger

Frederick Forsyth

Avenger is a political thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth published in September 2003. This was adapted for television in the 2006 film Avenger starring Sam Elliott.

7817. Code Orange

Caroline B. Cooney

Code Orange is a 2005 young adult novel by Caroline B. Cooney. The novel won a National Science Teachers Association recommendation and has been frequently used in classrooms. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy also marked the book as one of their Young Adults' …

7818. What I Was

Meg Rosoff

What I Was is Meg Rosoff's third novel for young adults. The book was published in 2007, and was shortlisted for both the Costa Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal.

7819. Mean Streets

Jim Butcher

Mean Streets is a 2009 anthology of four novellas featuring protagonists from four urban fantasy series. The book promotes the characters and authors to existing readers of genre, as well as provides new readers to the genre a sample of each series. It was well-received as …

7820. Jakob von Gunten

Robert Walser

The Swiss writer Robert Walser is one of the quiet geniuses of twentieth-century literature. Largely self-taught and altogether indifferent to worldly success, Walser wrote a range of short stories, essays, as well as four novels, of which Jakob von Gunten is widely recognized …

7822. The Last Chronicle of Barset (Chronicles of …

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope was a masterful satirist with an unerring eye for the most intrinsic details of human behavior and an imaginative grasp of the preoccupations of nineteenth century English novels In The Last Chronicle of Barset Mr Crawley curate of Hogglestock falls deeply into …

7823. Sarah

Orson Scott Card

Sarah: Women of Genesis is the first novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.

7824. A Lost Lady

Willa Cather

A Lost Lady is the portrait of a frontier woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them. To the people of Sweet Water, a fading railroad town on the Western plains, Mrs. Forrester is the resident aristocrat, at once gracious and comfortably remote. To her …

7825. The Death of Faith

Donna Leon

Maria Testa, better known to Brunetti as the nun who once cared for his mother, turns up at the Commissario's door. Maria has left her nursing convent after the suspicious deaths of five patients. Is she creating fears to justify abandoning her vocation, or is there a more …

7827. The Guns of Navarone

Alistair MacLean

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style.Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could …

7828. Snakecharm

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Snakecharm is the second book in The Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. It is narrated by Zane Cobriana, Diente of the serpiente people and alistair to Danica Shardae, Tuuli Thea of the avians. This book relates what happens after Zane and Danica's marriage ends the …

7829. The Secret at Shadow Ranch

Carolyn Keene

The Secret of Shadow Ranch is the fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1931 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, and was ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson. This book, as of 2001, ranks 50 on the list of All-Time Bestselling Children's …

7830. The Blood Knight

Greg Keyes

The Blood Knight is a fantasy novel by Greg Keyes. It's a sequel to The Charnel Prince and the third book of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone.

7831. The Bears' Famous Invasion Of Sicily

Lemony Snicket

One terrible winter, King Leander leads his troop of bears down the mountains of Sicily in search of food. Along their treacherous and sometimes heartbreaking journey, the bears encounter an army of wild boars, a wily professor who may or may not be a magician, ghosts, snarling …

7832. The Scapegoat

Daphne du Maurier

"Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon,' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him, and I realized, with a strange sense of shock and fear and nausea all combined, that his face and voice were known to me too well.I …

7833. The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

Robert A. Heinlein

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag is a collection of fantasy short stories by Robert A. Heinlein. Published by The Gnome Press in, the collection was also published in paperback under the title 6 X H.

7837. Gender Trouble

Judith Butler

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity is a 1990 book by philosopher Judith Butler. Influential in academic feminism and queer theory, it is credited with creating the notion of gender performativity. It is considered to be one of the canonical texts of queer …

7838. The Cat Who Played Post Office

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Played Post Office is the sixth book in The Cat Who Series, published in 1987. Jim Qwilleran has acquired a large mansion, from Aunt Fanny, and of course a mystery. Iris Cobb joins him in Pickax as the mansion's caretaker, along with Koko and Yum-Yum. Koko keeps …

7840. Hostage

Robert Crais

Hostage is a 2001 thriller novel by Robert Crais, set in fictional Bristo Bay, California, about a small town police chief named Jeff Talley with memories of a failed hostage situation, who must negotiate the same type of situation in his own town if he wants his own family to …

7842. Good as Gold

Joseph Heller

Good as Gold is a 1979 novel by Joseph Heller.

7849. Trials of Death

Darren Shan

Trials of Death is the fifth book in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is part of the Vampire Rites Trilogy, which consists of books four to six in the 12 book saga. It was first published by Collins in 2001 in the United Kingdom and 2003 in the United States.

7851. Dexter Is Delicious

Jeff Lindsay

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub date: 2011 07 Pages: 350 Publisher: Vintage Books The Dexter PHENOMENON-in Bookstores in on TV screens and in The hearts of millions of Fans worldwide-continues with his most Delectable dish to date.Dexter Morgan's neatly organized life as a blood …

7852. Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carré

Our Kind of Traitor is a novel published in 2010 by the British novelist John le Carré about a Russian money launderer seeking to defect to the UK after a close friend of his had been killed by the new leadership of his own criminal brotherhood.

7853. Our Game

John le Carré

Our Game is a novel by John le Carré published in 1995. The title refers to Winchester College Football, as the two main characters were at Winchester long before the setting of the novel.

7854. Flight to Arras

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Flight to Arras is a memoir by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Written in 1942, it recounts his role in the Armée de l'Air as pilot of a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. The book condenses months of flights into a single terrifying mission over …

7855. Fatal Vision controversy

Joe McGinniss

The controversy over Fatal Vision, journalist and author Joe McGinniss's best-selling 1983 true crime book, is a decades-long dispute involving as well several other published works. In 1970, at their home on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Green Beret Captain Jeffrey MacDonald, …

7856. Ghost Circles

Jeff Smith

Ghost Circles is the seventh book in the Bone series. It collects issues 40-45 of Jeff Smith's self-published Bone comic book series, and marks the beginning of the third and final part of the saga, entitled Harvest. The book was published by Cartoon Books in black-and-white in …

7857. The Left Hand of God

Paul Hoffman

The Left Hand of God is a fantasy novel written by Paul Hoffman and first released in 2010. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 903 libraries. It is the first book in a trilogy with the same name. The second book is The Last Four Things, published in 2011, and the third …

7858. The Mirador

Sarah Monette

The Mirador is a fantasy novel by Sarah Monette. It is the third book of the Doctrine of Labyrinths series, which includes Mélusine, The Virtu, and Corambis.

7860. Terra!

Stefano Benni

In the year 2157, during the nuclear winter of six atomic wars, a bizarre collection of irreverent representatives of the remaining superpowers competes in a frenzied space race to reach Terra, the planet that promises the new Eden

7861. A Spy in the House of Love

Anais Nin

A Spy in the House of Love is a novel by Anaïs Nin published in 1954. Alongside her other novels, Ladders to Fire, Children of the Albatross, The Four-Chambered Heart and Seduction of the Minotaur, which were all first published in the United States between the 1940s and 1960s, …

7862. Bosnian Chronicle

Ivo Andric

A timeless saga of intrigue and conquest in the heart of Bosnia presents the struggle for supremacy in a region that stubbornly refuses to submit to any outsider. Andric's sweeping novel spans the seven years 1807-1814, when French and Austrian consul served alongside the …

7863. The Star of Kazan

Eva Ibbotson

The Star of Kazan is a novel written by Eva Ibbotson. It is about a child called Annika who was left as a baby just days old in a church. A cook and a housemaid take her home to some peculiar professors who live in Vienna. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and …

7865. Buddha, Volume 08: Jetavana ( HC )

Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka’s vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha’s life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the Buddha’s ideas; the emphasis is …

7866. Shanghai Baby

Zhou Wei Hui

Publicly burned in China for its sensual nature and irreverent style, this novel is the semi-autobiographical story of Coco, a cafe waitress, who is full of enthusiasm and impatience for life. She meets a young man, Tian Tian, for whom she feels tenderness and love, but he is …

7867. The Tower and the Hive

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey concludes the saga of Angharad Gwyn, the Rowan, her husband Jeff Raven, and their family of powerful telepathically and telekinetically Talented offspring with The Tower and the Hive. ( The first four books in the series are: The Rowan, Damia, Damia's Children, …

7868. Super Crunchers

Ian Ayres

Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted?Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and …

7869. See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in …

Robert Baer

See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War Against Terrorism is a 2003 memoir by Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer in the Directorate of Operations. Baer begins with his upbringing in the United States and Europe and continues with a tour of his CIA …

7870. The Maytrees

Annie Dillard

The Maytrees is American author Annie Dillard's second novel, a fictional account of the lives of Toby and Lou Maytree in Provincetown, MA, from the time of courting to old age.

7871. Sharpe's Gold

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Gold is the ninth historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell first published in 1981. The story is set in August 1810 and features the destruction of Almeida during the Peninsular War.

7872. 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 …

7873. Hideous Kinky

Esther Freud

Hideous Kinky is an autobiographical novel by Esther Freud, daughter of British painter Lucian Freud and great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud. It depicts the author's unconventional childhood in Morocco with her mother and her elder sister, Bea. In 1998, a film adaptation was …

7874. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is a novella by novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in the June 1922 issue of The Smart Set magazine, and was included in Fitzgerald's 1922 short story collection Tales of the Jazz Age. Much of the story is set in Montana, a …

7876. Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2

Annie Proulx

Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 is a collection of short stories by Annie Proulx published in 2004. It was not as well received by critics in comparison with Proulx's 1999 Close Range: Wyoming Stories.

7879. The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to …

7880. The Enormous Crocodile

Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile is a 1978 children's story by Roald Dahl.

7881. High Deryni

Katherine Kurtz

High Deryni is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ballantine Books as the sixty-first volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in September, 1973, and has been reprinted a number of times since. A revised …

7882. Dragonsblood

Todd McCaffrey

Dragonsblood is a science fiction novel by Todd McCaffrey in the Dragonriders of Pern series that his mother Anne McCaffrey initiated in 1967. Published in 2005, this was the first with Todd as sole author and the nineteenth in the series.

7883. The Lost Language of Cranes

David Leavitt

The Lost Language of Cranes is a novel by David Leavitt, first published in 1986. A British TV film of the novel was made in 1991. The film was released on DVD in 2009.

7885. Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

P. G. Wodehouse

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom in October 1974 by Barrie & Jenkins, London, and in the United States under the title The Cat-nappers on 14 April 1975 by Simon & Schuster, New York. It was the last novel …

7886. iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon - How I Invented …

Steve Wozniak

iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It is a 2006 autobiography of Steve Wozniak. It was authored by Wozniak and California author and journalist Gina Smith and published by W. W. Norton & Company. …

7887. The Shattered Chain

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Shattered Chain is a novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. In terms of the Darkover timeline, The Shattered Chain, takes place about ten years before Thendara House The Shattered Chain is the first Darkovan novel to explore the world of the Renunciates - the …

7888. The Dain Curse

Dashiell Hammett

The Dain Curse is a novel written by Dashiell Hammett and published in 1929. Before its publication in book form, it was serialized in Black Mask.

7889. Hornblower in the West Indies

C. S. Forester

Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series CS Forester wrote about fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower. All the other novels in the series take place during the wars with revolutionary and …

7890. Expanded Universe

Robert A. Heinlein

Expanded Universe is a 1980 collection of stories and essays by Robert A. Heinlein. In full, its title is Expanded Universe, The New Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein. The trade paperback 1981 edition lists the subtitle under other Heinlein books as More Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein …

7891. Beyond This Horizon

Robert A. Heinlein

Beyond This Horizon is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It was originally published as a two-part serial in Astounding Science Fiction and then as a single volume by Fantasy Press in 1948.

7892. Tricks

Ellen Hopkins

Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel from Ellen Hopkins."When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival." Five teenagers from different parts …

7893. The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass …

Eric Hoffer

The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements is a 1951 social psychology book by American writer Eric Hoffer that discusses the psychological causes of fanaticism. The book analyzes and attempts to explain the motives of the various types of personalities that …

7894. Blind Faith

Ben Elton

Blind Faith is an English dystopian novel by writer and comedian Ben Elton, published in 2007.

7895. Out of the Deep I Cry

Julia Spencer-Fleming

A pivotal book in this award-winning series, and nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel―Julia Spencer-Fleming's Out of the Deep I Cry is a triumph not to be missed.On April 1, 1930, Jonathan Ketchem's wife Jane walked from her house to the police department to …

7897. The Two Swords

R. A. Salvatore

The Two Swords is the third and final book in R. A. Salvatore's book series, The Hunter's Blades Trilogy. The Two Swords was his 17th work concerning one of the most famous characters Salvatore has created, the drow, or dark elf, Drizzt Do'Urden. It follows The Thousand Orcs and …

7899. Imperial Bedrooms

Bret Easton Ellis

Imperial Bedrooms is a novel by American author Bret Easton Ellis. Released on June 15, 2010, it is the sequel to Less Than Zero, Ellis' 1985 bestselling literary debut, which was shortly followed by a film adaptation in 1987. Imperial Bedrooms revisits Less Than Zero's …

7905. Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age!

Kenzaburō Ōe

Rouse Up, O Young Men of the New Age! is a 1983 semi-autobiographical novel by Japanese author Kenzaburō Ōe, about his day-to-day life with his mentally handicapped son, Hikari and the effect that William Blake's poetry has had on both his life and work.

7910. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, written by Jack Gantos, is the first in a series of books featuring Joey Pigza. The book was a National Book Award finalist.

7913. En komikers uppväxt

Jonas Gardell

En komikers uppväxt is a 1992 novel by Swedish writer Jonas Gardell. The novel was the basis of a 1992 Swedish TV miniseries in three parts, also called En komikers uppväxt. On 13 April 2000, the book was given as a gift from the National Agency for Education, Svenska …

7914. The Seance

John Harwood

The Seance is a 2008 horror novel by John Harwood. Set in late 19th century London, it follows the story of Constance Langton who in an attempt to make her mother healthy again takes her to a Séance only to result in tragic consequences.

7915. Hell's Corner

David Baldacci

Hell's Corner is a crime novel written by David Baldacci. This is the fifth and final installment to feature the Camel Club, a small group of Washington, D.C. civilian misfits led by "Oliver Stone", a former CIA trained assassin. The book was initially published on November 9, …

7922. Totem and Taboo

Sigmund Freud

Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics is a 1913 book by Sigmund Freud. It is a collection of four essays first published in the journal Imago: "The Horror of Incest", "Taboo and Emotional Ambivalence", "Animism, Magic and the Omnipotence …

7923. The Young Unicorns

Madeleine L'Engle

The Young Unicorns, ISBN 0-374-38778-8 is the title of a young adult suspense novel by Madeleine L'Engle. It is the third novel about the Austin family, taking place between the events of The Moon by Night and A Ring of Endless Light. Unlike those two novels and Meet the …

7924. The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh Lofting

The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts, written and illustrated by Hugh Lofting, is the first of his Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals …

7925. Ordinary Heroes

Scott Turow

Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after …

7926. Octopussy and The Living Daylights

Ian Fleming

Octopussy and The Living Daylights is the fourteenth and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming in the Bond series. The book is a collection of short stories published posthumously in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape on 23 June 1966. The book originally contained just …

7927. The Cure for Death by Lightning

Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Cure for Death by Lightning is the debut novel from Canadian author Gail Anderson-Dargatz. It was nominated for the Giller Prize, was awarded the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and became a bestseller in Canada and Great Britain.

7928. Asterix and the Actress

Albert Uderzo

Asterix and the Actress is the 31st volume of the Asterix comic book series, written and illustrated by Albert Uderzo.

7929. A Conspiracy of Kings

Megan Whalen Turner

A Conspiracy of Kings is a young adult fantasy novel by Megan Whalen Turner and published by Greenwillow Books in 2010. A Conspiracy of Kings is the sequel to The Thief, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. It is the fourth of Megan Whalen Turner’s books about …

7930. Dark Destiny

Christine Feehan

Dark Destiny is a paranormal/suspense novel written by American author Christine Feehan. Published in 2004, it is the 13th book in her Dark Series.

7932. Una mort molt dolça

Simone de Beauvoir

A very easy death is a 1964 book written by Simone de Beauvoir.

7933. Mama Day

Gloria Naylor

Mama Day is the third novel by Gloria Naylor. The story, which makes many allusions to the dramatic works of Shakespeare, focuses upon the tragic love affair of "star-crossed" lovers Ophelia "Cocoa" Day and George Andrews. The setting of the novel is split between New York City, …

7934. Mallory's Oracle

Carol O'Connell

Mallory's Oracle is the first novel in the Kathy Mallory series by author Carol O'Connell. The book was nominated for an Edgar Award and a Dilys Award. It was first published by Hutchinson in May 1994.

7936. Arms of Nemesis

Steven Saylor

Arms of Nemesis is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 1992. It is the second book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery novels set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is the Roman sleuth …

7937. Foundation's Fear

Gregory Benford

Foundation's Fear is a science fiction novel by Gregory Benford, set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe. It is the first book of the Second Foundation trilogy, which was written after Asimov's death by three authors, authorized by the Asimov estate.

7938. Miracle in the Andes

Nando Parrado

Miracle in the Andes is a 2006 book by Nando Parrado and Vince Rause. It was published by Crown.

7939. Henry IV, Part 2

William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 2 is the only Shakespeare play that is a “sequel,” in the modern sense, to an earlier play of his. Like most sequels, it repeats many elements from the previous work, Henry IV, Part 1. This play again puts on stage Henry IV’s son, Prince Hal, who continues to …

7940. The Foundling

Georgette Heyer

The Foundling is a Regency romance novel written by Georgette Heyer.

7941. House of Meetings

Martin Amis

House of Meetings Is an Amazon Significant Seven selection for March 2007 With The House of Meetings, Martin Amis may finally have written the novel his critics thought would never come. By taming his signature (and polarizing) stylistic high-wire act, Amis has crafted a sober …

7943. Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

Robert Wright

Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny is a book by Robert Wright originally published in 2000. It argues that biological evolution and cultural evolution are shaped and directed first and foremost by "non-zero-sumness" i.e., the prospect of creating new interactions that are not …

7944. Dust to Dust

Tami Hoag

Dust to Dust is a novel by Tami Hoag. Contrasting the moral issues of the turn of the century's society with the sexuality of high profile civil servants, it sets the scene for an apparent lack of understanding in today's world for the alternative person. It is the second novel …

7946. River of Darkness

Rennie Airth

River of Darkness is a book written by Rennie Airth.

7947. Sharpe's Prey

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Prey is the fifth historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, first published in 2001. The story is set in 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars . Second Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is sent to Copenhagen in 1807 with the job of protecting a nobleman on a …

7948. Doors open

Ian Rankin

Doors Open is a 2008 novel by crime writer Ian Rankin. It is his first stand-alone thriller in over 10 years. The story was originally published as a serial novel in The New York Times Magazine.

7949. So Much for That

Lionel Shriver

“Shriver has a gift for creating real and complicated characters… A highly engrossing novel.” — San Francisco Chronicle From New York Times bestselling author Lionel Shriver (The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin), comes a searing, deeply humane novel about a …

7950. The Post-Office Girl

Stefan Zweig

Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had never heard of Zweig...when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these …

7951. Mephisto

Klaus Mann

Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be …

7952. The Castle in the Forest

Norman Mailer

The Castle in the Forest is the last novel by writer Norman Mailer, published in the year of his death, 2007. It is the story of Adolf Hitler's childhood as seen through the eyes of Dieter, a demon sent to put him on his destructive path. The novel explores the idea that Hitler …

7953. Destination Unknown

Agatha Christie

Destination Unknown is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 1 November 1954 and in US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1955 under the title of So Many Steps to Death. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and …

7954. The Tent

Margaret Atwood

The Tent is a parable by Gary Paulsen that was published in 1995. It centers on the story of a boy named Steven and his father, who create a plan to relieve their poverty by offering preaching and church services from a mobile tent throughout the Bible Belt.

7955. Green Hills of Africa

Ernest Hemingway

Green Hills of Africa is a 1935 work of nonfiction written by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's second work of nonfiction, Green Hills of Africa is an account of a month on safari he and his wife, Pauline Marie Pfeiffer, took in East Africa during December 1933. Green Hills of …

7956. The Fifth Sacred Thing


The Fifth Sacred Thing is a 1993 post-apocalyptic novel written by Starhawk. The title refers to the classical elements of fire, earth, air, and water, plus the fifth element, spirit, accessible when one has balanced the other four.

7957. Full blast

Charlotte Hughes

There's never a dull moment for the residents of Beaumont, South Carolina. Lately, a heat wave's spiked the mercury-and everyone's sex drive! These days, when Jamie runs into Max, it's all she can do not to tear his clothes off-and the feeling is mutual. But trouble seems to …

7958. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

Paula Danziger

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

7959. Millions of Cats

Wanda Gag

Millions of Cats is a picture book written and illustrated by Wanda Gág in 1928. The book won a Newbery Honor award in 1929, one of the few picture books to do so. Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print.

7960. The Scarlatti Inheritance

Robert Ludlum

Her weapons: money and power. Her target: the most dangerous man in the world—her own son. Elizabeth Wyckham Scarlatti has a plan, a desperate, last-minute gamble designed to save the world from her son, Ulster, an incalculably cruel man who is working for the Third Reich under …

7961. All Fires The Fire

Julio Cortazar

En este libro, Cortazar ofrece a sus lectores artefactos sutiles, perfectos y desmontables que apelan en igual medida a la sensibilidad estetica, la suspicacia linguistica y la inteligencia descifradora. Son relatos escritos en los bordes del azar y el ajedrez, de la logica y …

7962. Thérèse Desqueyroux

François Mauriac

François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, …

7964. The Color of Her Panties

Piers Anthony

The Color of Her Panties is the fifteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

7965. Reunion: A Novella

Arthur Koestler

A daring novella about the loss of innocence in pre-war Germany.Reunion is the story of intense and innocent devotion between two young men growing up in "the soft, serene, bluish hills of Swabia," and the sinister (but all too mundane) forces that end both their friendship and …

7967. Clea

Lawrence Durrell

In the final volume of the "Alexandrian Quartet", Darley returns to Alexandria now caught by war-fever. The conflagration has its effect on his circle - on Nessim and Justine, Balthazar and Clea, Mountolive and Pombal. The story is supplemented by music from Debussy, Ravel, …

7968. A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended …

7969. Blue of Noon

Georges Bataille

Blue of Noon is an erotic novella by Georges Bataille. Although Bataille completed the work in 1935, it was not published until Jean-Jacques Pauvert did so in 1957. Urizen Books published Harry Mathews' English-language translation in 1978. The book deals with both incest and …

7971. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s …

Stephen E. Ambrose

The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s over Germany, by historian Stephen Ambrose, was published in 2001. The book details the lives and World War II experiences of pilots, bombardier, navigators, radio operators and gunners flying B-24s of the U.S. Army Air Forces …

7972. The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, Book 1)

Paul Scott

"Ah no, waste no pity on young Kumar. Whatever he got while in the hands of the police he deserved. And waste no pity on her either. She also got what she deserved." August 1942. World War II is reaching its apex, with the conflict consuming almost all of Asia and Europe. In …

7973. The Shaping of Middle-earth

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Shaping of Middle-earth is the fourth volume of Christopher Tolkien's 12-volume series The History of Middle-earth in which he analyses the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. In it the gradual transition from the "primitive" legendaria of The Book of …

7974. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance

Harry Turtledove

Worldwar: Tilting the Balance is an alternate history and science fiction novel of the Worldwar tetralogy, as well as the extended Worldwar series that includes the Colonization trilogy and the novel Homeward Bound.

7975. Small House at Allington, the

Anthony Trollope

The Small House At Allington (1864) is Anthony Trollope's fifth novel in the sequence that has become known as the Barsetshire series. Set against the vividly imagined backdrop of the cathedral town of Barchester, it is the story of the embittered old bachelor Squire Dale and …

7976. Profiles in Courage

John F. Kennedy

Profiles in Courage is a 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning volume of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators throughout the Senate's history. The book profiles senators who defied the opinions of their party and constituents to do …

7979. The Deerslayer

James Fenimore Cooper

The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath was the last of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo. The novel's …

7980. The Art of Always Being Right: Thirty Eight Ways to …

Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation, in which he argues that the phenomenal world is driven by a metaphysical will that perpetually and malignantly seeks …

7981. Little Fuzzy

H. Beam Piper

Little Fuzzy is the name of a 1962 science fiction novel by H. Beam Piper, and is now in public domain. It is generally seen as a work of juvenile fiction. It was nominated for the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel. The story revolves around determining whether a small furry …

7982. The Time of the Ghost

Diana Wynne Jones

The Time of the Ghost is a supernatural English-language children's novel by Diana Wynne Jones, published by Macmillan in 1981. Set in the English countryside, it features a teenage ghost who is one of four sisters, and observes the family, unable to remember which one she is. …

7984. Anne of Windy Poplars

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Windy Poplars, also published as Anne of Windy Willows in the UK, Australia and Japan, is an epistolary novel by L. M. Montgomery. First published in 1936 by McClelland and Stewart, it details Anne Shirley's experiences over three years teaching at a high school in …

7985. Jane Austen's Lady Susan

Jane Austen

Inspired by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and written in a similar epistolary form, Lady Susan is one of Jane Austen’s earliest finished works. In it, she reveals all the caustic wit and brilliant social satire of her later novellas. The victim of a vicious scandal, the impoverished …

7986. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written …

7987. Lord Loss

Darren Shan

Lord Loss is the first novel in the Demonata series written by best-selling teenage horror author Darren Shan. It was originally published in the UK on 6 June 2005. Soon after, it appeared in Japan and America, where Shan's previous series, The Saga of Darren Shan, had sold …

7988. Free: The Future of a Radical Price

Chris Anderson

Free: The Future of a Radical Price is the second book written by Chris Anderson, Editor in chief of Wired magazine. The book was published on July 7, 2009 by Hyperion. He is also the author of The Long Tail, published in 2006.

7989. Native Speaker

Chang-Rae Lee

Native Speaker is Chang-Rae Lee’s first novel. In Native Speaker, he creates a man named Henry Park who tries to assimilate into American society.

7990. July's People

Nadine Gordimer

July's People is a 1981 novel by the South African writer Nadine Gordimer. Gordimer wrote the book before the end of apartheid as her prediction of how it would end. The book was notably banned in South Africa after its publication.

7991. The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq

George Packer

The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq is a non-fiction book detailing the 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath by American journalist George Packer, otherwise best known for his writings in The New Yorker. He published the work through Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2005. …

7992. No Talking

Andrew Clements

No Talking is a 2007 children's novel written by Andrew Clements. It is about the noisy fifth grade boy dave packer of Laketon Elementary School who challenge the equally loud fifth-grade girls to a "no talking" contest. This competition turns out to be really hard. Main themes …

7993. The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos

Berkeley Breathed

The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos is the seventh collection of the comic strip series Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed. It was published in 1989. It is preceded by Tales Too Ticklish to Tell and followed by Happy Trails!. The book includes "smell-o-toons", intended to enhance …

7994. A Slipping-Down Life

Anne Tyler

A Slipping-Down Life is a 1970 novel by Anne Tyler.

7995. Coriolanus

William Shakespeare

Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1605 and 1608. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. The tragedy is numbered as one of the last two tragedies written by Shakespeare along with …

7996. Heaven's Net is Wide

Gillian Rubinstein

Heaven’s Net is Wide is a prequel to Lian Hearn's popular Tales of the Otori series. It recounts the life of Lord Shigeru from the age of 12. It begins with the murder of Kikuta Isamu, Takeo's father, and includes Shigeru's training with Matsuda Shingen, the battle of Yaegahara, …

7997. All's Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare

All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623. Though originally the play was classified as one of Shakespeare's comedies, the play is …

7998. Non-Stop

Brian Aldiss

Non-Stop is a 1958 science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss. It was the author's first novel. Originally published by Faber & Faber, it has been since been reprinted by a numbers of publishers in the UK and U.S. A number of U.S. paperback editions were published with the title …

7999. In Search of the Miraculous

P. D. Ouspensky

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching is a 1949 book by Russian philosopher P. D. Ouspensky which recounts his meeting and subsequent association with George Gurdjieff. It is widely regarded as the most comprehensive account of Gurdjieff's system of …

8000. Waking the Witch

Kelley Armstrong

Waking the Witch is the eleventh novel in Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. Waking the Witch follows 21-year-old witch, Savannah an orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and half-demon. She must prove that she grown up enough to be part of a special supernatural …

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