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.

7801. 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.

7802. 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 …

7803. Sarah

Orson Scott Card

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

7804. 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 …

7807. 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.

7808. 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 …

7809. 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, …

7810. 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.

7811. 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 …

7815. 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 …

7816. 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.

7817. 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 …

7818. 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 …

7820. 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.

7821. 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.

7822. 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 …

7823. 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.

7824. 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 …

7825. 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 …

7826. 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 …

7827. 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' …

7828. 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 …

7829. 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 …

7830. 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 …

7831. 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.

7832. 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 …

7833. The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

Naguib Mahfouz

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma is an intermittently provocable fable written and published by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz in 1983. It was translated from Arabic into English in 1992 by Denys Johnson-Davies and published by Doubleday.

7834. 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.

7835. 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 …

7836. 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.

7837. 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 …

7838. The War of the Dwarves

Markus Heitz

The dwarves have gone to battle and they have been victorious. But outside the realm, dark forces are at work.. .A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than …

7839. 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 …

7840. 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 …

7841. 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 …

7842. 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 …

7843. 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 …

7844. The Rock of Tanios

Amin Maalouf

An exploration of myth, passion and loyalty from the Lebanon's troubled past, The Rock of Tanios is another superbly rich and rewarding novel from the author of Samarkand and Leo the African. Expertly controlling his multi-faceted narrative with prose of great beauty and power, …

7845. 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 …

7846. 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, …

7852. 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 …

7853. 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 …

7855. 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 …

7856. 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 …

7857. 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.

7858. The Cosmic Serpent

Jeremy Narby

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge is a 1998 non-fiction book by Jeremy Narby. Narby performed two years of field work in the Pichis Valley of the Peruvian Amazon researching the ecology of the Asháninka, an indigenous peoples in Peru. Investigating the …

7860. 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 …

7861. 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.

7862. 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.

7863. 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, …

7864. The Enormous Crocodile

Roald Dahl

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

7867. 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 …

7868. 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.

7870. 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. …

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.

7873. 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 …

7874. 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.

7875. 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.

7876. 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 …

7878. 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 …

7879. 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.

7881. Blind Faith

Ben Elton

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

7882. 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 …

7884. 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 …

7886. 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.

7888. 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 …

7890. 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 …

7891. 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 …

7892. 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 …

7893. 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, …

7894. 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 …

7895. 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 …

7896. 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 …

7897. 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 …

7898. Full blast

Janet Evanovich

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 …

7899. 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 …

7900. 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.

7901. 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 …

7902. 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 …

7903. 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.

7905. 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 …

7907. 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 …

7908. 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.

7910. 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 …

7911. Vertigo

W. G. Sebald

Vertigo is a 1990 novel by the German author W. G. Sebald. The first of its four sections is a short but conventional biography of Stendhal, who is referred to not by his pen name but by his given name of Beyle. The second is a travelogue of two journeys made to the Alpine …

7912. 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.

7913. 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 …

7914. 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 …

7915. 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 …

7916. Twilight of the Idols

Friedrich Nietzsche

Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer is a book by Friedrich Nietzsche, written in 1888, and published in 1889.

7917. The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro

Antonio Tabucchi

The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro is a 1997 crime novel by the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi. It is set in Porto, Portugal, and follows a murder investigation after a headless body has been found.

7918. 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 …

7919. 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 …

7920. 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.

7922. 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, …

7923. 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.

7924. 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.

7925. The Foundling

Georgette Heyer

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

7927. River of Darkness

Rennie Airth

River of Darkness is a book written by Rennie Airth.

7928. 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 …

7929. 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 …

7930. 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 …

7931. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

Paula Danziger

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

7932. 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.

7940. 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.

7941. 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 …

7942. 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.

7943. 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 …

7944. 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 …

7945. 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 …

7947. 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.

7951. The Color of Her Panties

Piers Anthony

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

7957. Man of straw

Heinrich Mann

First published in 1918, "Man of Straw" is a sharp indictment of the Wilhelmine regime and a chilling warning against the joint elevation of militarism and commercial values. The "Man of Straw" is Diederich Hessling, embodiment of the corrupt society in which he moves; his …

7959. 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 …

7960. Dying Inside

Robert Silverberg

Dying Inside is a science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. It was nominated for the Nebula Award in 1972, and both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1973.

7961. Juliette

Marquis de Sade

Juliette is a novel written by the Marquis de Sade and published 1797–1801, accompanying Sade's Nouvelle Justine. While Justine, Juliette's sister, was a virtuous woman who consequently encountered nothing but despair and abuse, Juliette is an amoral nymphomaniac murderer who is …

7962. A Slipping-Down Life

Anne Tyler

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

7963. 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 …

7964. 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.

7965. 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, …

7966. Cart and Cwidder

Diana Wynne Jones

Cart and Cwidder is the first in the best-selling Dalemark Quartet of books and tells the story of Moril and his brother and sister who are travelling musicians journeying through Dalemark, until one day they pick up a mysterious passenger. Somehow Moril's family and the …

7967. The Unvanquished

William Faulkner

The Unvanquished is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, set in Yoknapatawpha County. It tells the story of the Sartoris family, who first appeared in the novel Sartoris. The Unvanquished takes place before that story, and is set during the American Civil War. …

7968. Nemesis

Philip Roth

Nemesis is a novel by Philip Roth published on 5 October 2010, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is Roth's 31st book, "a work of fiction set in the summer of 1944 that tells of a polio epidemic and its effects on a closely knit Newark community and its children." In 2012, Philip …

7969. Catilina's Riddle

Steven Saylor

Using scholarly historical insight and evocative storytelling that brings to life the glories of ancient Rome, Steven Saylor takes the reader from the bloody lines of clashing Roman armies to the backrooms of the Senate floor, where power-hungry politicians wrestle the Fates for …

7970. Out of Phaze

Piers Anthony

Out of Phaze is a book published in 1987 that was written by Piers Anthony.

7971. Hiroshima Mon Amour: A Screenplay

Marguerite Duras

Jacket description/back: One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais's Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film …

7972. 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. …

7973. Carnet de Voyage

Craig Thompson

Carnet de Voyage is a 2004 graphic novel by cartoonist Craig Thompson. The book is a combination of a travelogue and sketches that Thompson compiled while traveling through France, Barcelona, the Alps and Morocco, during a promotional tour for his earlier graphic novel Blankets. …

7974. Piece of My Heart

Peter Robinson

Piece of My Heart is the sixteenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2006, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

7975. Schismatrix

Bruce Sterling

Schismatrix /skɪˈzmætrɪks/ is a science fiction novel by Bruce Sterling, originally published in 1985. The story was Sterling's only novel-length treatment of the Shaper/Mechanist universe. Five short stories preceded the novel. Schismatrix was nominated for the Nebula Award for …

7977. The Folk of the Fringe

Orson Scott Card

The Folk of the Fringe is a collection of post-apocalyptic stories by American writer Orson Scott Card. These stories are set sometime in the near future, when World War III has left America in ruins. The stories are about how a few groups of Mormons struggle to survive. …

7978. 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 …

7979. 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.

7980. The Cat Who Turned On and Off

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Turned On and Off is the third novel in a series of murder mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun.

7981. La Celestina

Fernando de Rojas

La Celestina, is a work entirely in dialogue published in 1499. It is attributed to Fernando de Rojas, a descendant of converted Jews, who practiced law and, later in life, served as an alderman of Talavera de la Reina, an important commercial center near Toledo. The book is …

7982. Americana

Don DeLillo

Americana is celebrated American novelist Don DeLillo's first book. In 1989, DeLillo revised the text, excising several pages from the original.

7983. 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 …

7986. 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 …

7987. 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. …

7988. 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 …

7989. Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

Daniel Clowes

From Eightball, this terrifying and fascinating journey into madness makes Twin Peaks look like Teletubbies.Like a Velvet Glove... collects all 10 chapters of the serialized story Eightball. As Clay Loudermilk attempts to unravel the mysteries behind a snuff film, he finds …

7991. Then Again, Maybe I Won't

Judy Blume

Then Again, Maybe I Won't is a young adult novel written by Judy Blume. Intended for pre-teens and teenagers, the novel deals with puberty from a male perspective as well as the other trials of growing up. Judy Blume claimed that she was inspired to write the story following the …

7992. Blind Lake

Robert Charles Wilson

2017 Aurora Awards Best of the Decade Finalist2004 Hugo Award Finalist for Best NovelRobert Charles Wilson, says The New York Times, "writes superior science fiction thrillers." His Darwinia won Canada's Aurora Award; his most recent novel, The Chronoliths, won the prestigious …

7994. The Hounds of the Morrigan

Pat OShea

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

7995. Frozen Tracks: A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel

Åke Edwardson

Frozen Tracks is a 2001 novel by Swedish crime-writer Ake Edwardson, part of his Inspector Erik Winter series. The novel was the third of his books to win the Swedish Crime Academy Prize for Best Crime Novel of the Year, and the first of those books to be translated into …

7996. Eggs

Jerry Spinelli

Eggs is a young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli that was published in 2007. The story outlines a relationship that develops between two children that seemingly have little in common other than loneliness.

7997. Torrents of Spring

Ivan Turgenev

Returning to Russia from a tour in Italy, twenty-three-year-old Dimitry Sanin breaks his journey in Frankfurt. There he encounters the beautiful Gemma Roselli, who works in her parents' patisserie, and falls deeply and deliriously in love for the first time. Convinced that …

7998. 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 …

7999. A winter book, selected stories

Tove Jansson

A Winter Book is a book written by Finnish author Tove Jansson in 1998. It features 13 stories from Tove Jansson’s first book for adults, The Sculptor’s Daughter plus seven of her most cherished later stories.

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