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.

8001. 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.

8002. A Slipping-Down Life

Anne Tyler

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

8004. 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 …

8005. Illywhacker

Peter Carey

Illywhacker is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. It was published in 1985, short-listed for the 1985 Booker Prize, and won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and The Age Book of the Year Award. It was also short-listed for the 1986 World Fantasy Award. The novel …

8006. 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. …

8007. 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 …

8008. 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 …

8009. Ghostgirl

Tonya Hurley

Ghostgirl is the debut novel from author and filmmaker Tonya Hurley. It is the story of high school senior "Charlotte Usher", a misfit outsider whose desperation to be popular lives on even after her sudden death. The young adult novel was published on August 1, 2008 by Little, …

8010. 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, …

8011. 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.

8012. 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 …

8014. The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance

Margaret Mahy

The Changeover: a Supernatural Romance is a low fantasy novel for young adults by Margaret Mahy, published in 1984 by J. M. Dent in the U.K. It is set in Christchurch in the author's native New Zealand. Mahy and The Changeover won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library …

8015. 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 …

8016. 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 …

8017. Worst Case

James Patterson

Worst Case is the 3rd book in the Michael Bennett series from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

8018. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Gary D. Schmidt

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is a young adult historical novel by Gary D. Schmidt, published by Clarion Books in 2004. The book received the Newbery Honor in 2005 and was selected as a Michael L. Printz Honor that same year. The book was based on a real event. In 1912, …

8019. 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. …

8020. 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 …

8021. Hundred-Dollar Baby

Robert B. Parker

Hundred-Dollar Baby is the 34th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The novel was also alternatively titled, Dream Girl ISBN 1-84243-186-2. The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he tries to help an old runaway prostitute he helped several years earlier, April Kyle.

8022. Against the Tide of Years

S. M. Stirling

Against the Tide of Years is the second out of the three alternate history novels of the Nantucket series by S. M. Stirling. The novel was released in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on May 1, 1999.

8023. The Recruit

Robert Muchamore

The Recruit is the first novel in the CHERUB series, written by Robert Muchamore. It introduces most of the main characters, such as James Adams, Lauren Adams, Kyle Blueman, and Kerry Chang. Working titles of the book include Kids Novel 1 and CHERUB 1.0. It was released in the …

8024. The Kingdom of This World

Alejo Carpentier

The Kingdom of This World is a novel by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier, published in 1949 in his native Spanish and first translated into English in 1957. A work of historical fiction, it tells the story of Haiti before, during, and after the Haitian Revolution as seen by its …

8025. Love Is a Many Trousered Thing

Louise Rennison

Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing is the eighth novel in the Georgia Nicolson series written by Louise Rennison. Published in July 2007. It is sold as Love is a Many Trousered Thing in the United States. It follows Georgia as she struggles to decide which boy to go out with; the …

8026. The Hot Kid

Elmore Leonard

Before Elmore Leonard abandoned westerns to blaze across the pantheon of bestsellerdom with his hip, stylish thrillers, punctuated with dead-pan humor and dialogue worthy of a David Mamet play, he might have written The Hot Kid; it has some of the same crisp pacing and …

8027. From Here to Eternity

James Jones

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than …

8028. Diplomacy

Henry A. Kissinger

Diplomacy is a 1994 book written by former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. It is a sweep of the history of international relations and the art of diplomacy, largely concentrating on the 20th century and the Western World. Kissinger, as a great …

8029. The Man Who Laughs

Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo (1802-1885) wrote L'Homme Qui Rit (The Man Who Laughs) in 1869. One of the greatest French novelists, poets, playwrights and socio-political figures of his time, he is probably best known for having written Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) …

8030. Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship

Joshua Harris

Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship is a 2000 book by Joshua Harris. It is the sequel to I Kissed Dating Goodbye. In Boy Meets Girl, Harris describes his personal experiences courting the woman he eventually married. The book argues that psychological pain and trauma can …

8031. Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story

Mary Downing Hahn

Wait Till Helen Comes is a 1986 novel by American author Mary Downing Hahn. It was first published on January 1, 1986 through HarperCollins and has since gone through several reprints. The book won a 1989 Young Reader's Choice Award and follows a young girl that must deal with …

8033. Ned til hundene

Helle Helle

Ned til hundene: roman is a book written by Danish writer Helle Helle.

8034. Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Sidney Sheldon

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a 2004 novel and the last novel by bestselling thriller writer Sidney Sheldon.

8035. Young Men and Fire

Norman Maclean

On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men were dead or mortally …

8036. A Theory of Justice

John Rawls

A Theory of Justice is a work of political philosophy and ethics by John Rawls. It was originally published in 1971 and revised in both 1975 and 1999. In A Theory of Justice, Rawls attempts to solve the problem of distributive justice by utilising a variant of the familiar …

8037. Once a Hero

Elizabeth Moon

Once a Hero is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon. It is the first of the three books of the Esmay Suiza trilogy in Moon's fictional Familias Regnant universe, following the three of the Heris Serrano trilogy.

8039. The Secret Pilgrim

John le Carré

The Secret Pilgrim is a 1990 novel, set within the frame narrative of a series of lectures by John le Carré's George Smiley, famous only within the 'Circus'. The memoirs, narrated by Ned, a former pupil of Smiley's, are, except for the last, triggered by tangential Smiley …

8040. Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

S. G. Browne

Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament is a romantic zombie comedy novel by first-time author S. G. Browne, published in 2009. The story is told from the point of view of Andy Warner, a newly revived zombie who lives in his parents' basement, attends Undead Anonymous meetings, and is in …

8041. All men are mortal

Simone de Beauvoir

All Men are Mortal is a 1946 novel by Simone de Beauvoir. It tells the story of Raimon Fosca, a man cursed to live forever. The first American edition of this work was published by The World Publishing Company. Cleveland and New York, 1955. It was adapted into a 1995 film.

8042. The Sky is Everywhere

Jandy Nelson

Lennon Walker, referred to as Lennie or Len, is a high school student whose love for nature and band comforts her throughout the day. Her mother left when she and Bailey were young, something Lennie never minded because she had Gram, Bailey and her Uncle Big. The loss of her …

8044. The Cat Who Played Brahms

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Played Brahms is the fifth book in The Cat Who Series, published in 1987.

8045. Mating

Norman Rush

Mating is a novel by American author Norman Rush. It is a first-person narrative by an unnamed American anthropology graduate student in Botswana around 1980. It focuses on her relationship with Nelson Denoon, a controversial American anthropologist who has founded an …

8046. The Ode Less Travelled

Stephen Fry

I have a dark and dreadful secret. I write poetry... I believe poetry is a primal impulse within all of us. I believe we are all capable of it and furthermore that a small, often ignored corner of us positively yearns to try it. —Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled Stephen Fry …

8048. The Osterman Weekend

Robert Ludlum

The Osterman Weekend is a thriller novel by Robert Ludlum. First published in 1972, it was the author's second book. The novel was the basis for the film of the same title.

8049. The Hand That First Held Mine

Maggie O'Farrell

The Hand that First Held Mine is a novel written by Maggie O'Farrell, about the first is the spirited journey of Lexie Sinclair, a bright, tempestuous woman who finds her way from rural Devon to the center of postwar London's burgeoning art scene. Soon, she falls deeply in love. …

8050. Diary of a Country Priest

Georges Bernanos

Diary of a Country Priest is a book written by Georges Bernanos.

8051. Untold Stories

Alan Bennett

Untold Stories is a book written by Alan Bennett.

8053. Bravo Two Zero

Andy McNab

Bravo Two Zero is a 1993 book written under the pseudonym 'Andy McNab'. The book recounts the story of an SAS patrol behind enemy lines in Iraq, in 1991, which was led by the author and included another writer, 'Chris Ryan'.

8054. Assignment in Eternity

Robert A. Heinlein

Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press in 1953, with some of the stories somewhat revised from their original magazine publications, as follows: Gulf. Lost …

8055. A Body in the Bath House

Lindsey Davis

A Body in the Bath House is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8056. The Library of Babel

Jorge Luis Borges

"The Library of Babel" is a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges, conceiving of a universe in the form of a vast library containing all possible 410-page books of a certain format and character set. The story was originally published in Spanish in …

8059. Either/Or

Søren Kierkegaard

Either/Or is the first published work of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. Appearing in two volumes in 1843 under the pseudonymous authorship of Victor Eremita it outlines a theory of human development in which consciousness progresses from an essentially hedonistic, …

8060. The Line of Polity

Neal Asher

The outlink station of Miranda has been completely destroyed by a nanomycelium Nobody knows why but all the signs of devastation point to Dragon a gigantic bioconstructed creature In The Line of Polity Agent Cormac is sent to the scene to investigate this disaster aboard the …

8061. Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of …

8062. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Charles Yu

Lev Grossman Reviews How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Lev Grossman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Magicians. Read his review of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: The science-fictional universe in question in this …

8063. Sunset Express

Robert Crais

Sunset Express is a 1996 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the sixth in a series of linked novels centering on the private investigator Elvis Cole. It won the Shamus Award and was named as one of the "Best Books of 1996" by Publishers Weekly.

8066. Flashman in the Great Game

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman in the Great Game is a 1975 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the fifth of the Flashman novels.

8067. Arctic Dreams

Barry Lopez

Arctic Dreams is a book written by Barry Lopez.

8068. The Problem Child

Michael Buckley

The Problem Child is the third novel in The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley.

8070. The Egg and I

Betty MacDonald

When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from …

8071. Chrestomanci - Mixed Magics

Diana Wynne Jones

In Mixed Magics, celebrated British fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones has gathered together three previously published short stories and one brand new tale about the inventive enchanter with nine lives, Chrestomanci. Fans of Wynne Jones know that Chrestomanci is the powerful …

8072. Big Mouth & Ugly Girl

Joyce Carol Oates

Hard-hitting, page-turning and celebratory of friendship in unlikely circumstances, Joyce Carol Oates' sure touch with small town life hits home in her first young adult novel. Matt Donaghy is the class joker, and Ursula Riggs is the misfit loner. Neither knows the other. But …

8073. A Severed Head

Iris Murdoch

A novel about the frightfulness and ruthlessness of being in loveMartin Lynch-Gibson believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional …

8074. A Murder of Quality

John le Carré

John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international esionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British secret Service Agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim. George …

8075. De kroongetuige

Maarten 't Hart

De kroongetuige is a novel by Dutch author Maarten 't Hart. It was first published in 1983.

8076. The Hidden Force (Quartet Encounters)

Louis Couperus

The Hidden Force is a 1900 novel by the Dutch writer Louis Couperus. The narrative is set on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies. The book was adapted into a 1974 Dutch TV serial. In 2010, a feature-film adaptation was announced as under development with Paul Verhoeven …

8078. Helliconia Spring

Brian Aldiss

Helliconia Spring is a book written by Brian W. Aldiss that was published in 1982.

8080. Last Bus to Woodstock

Colin Dexter

Last Bus to Woodstock is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the first of 13 novels in his Inspector Morse series.

8081. The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket".

8082. Forty Words for Sorrow

Giles Blunt

Forty Words for Sorrow is a crime novel from Canadian novelist Giles Blunt, and the first to feature his protagonists John Cardinal and Lise Delorme. Blunt had previous published one other novel, Cold Eye, but this was his first crime novel, and the first to be a critical and …

8083. Shadow Game

Christine Feehan

Shadow Game is the first novel in the Ghostwalker Series of paranormal/romance by Christine Feehan.

8084. Airs Above the Ground

Mary Stewart

Airs Above the Ground is a novel by Mary Stewart, first published in 1965. The title derives from Classical dressage, in particular, the graceful Airs Above the Ground, the haute ecole movements for which special breeds of horses, in particular Lippizan's, are highly trained. …

8085. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

Michael Lewis

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story is a book by Michael M. Lewis published in 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company. The book focuses on the founder of several Silicon Valley companies, James H. Clark, and the entrepreneurial culture that dominated the area during the height …

8086. Confessions of a Crap Artist

Philip K. Dick

Confessions of a Crap Artist is a 1975 novel by Philip K. Dick, originally written in 1959. Dick wrote about a dozen non-science fiction novels in the period from 1948 to 1960; this is the only one published during his lifetime. The novel chronicles a bitter and complex marital …

8087. Earthly Possesions

Anne Tyler

Earthly Possessions is a 1977 novel by Anne Tyler. This, Tyler's seventh novel, followed Celestial Navigation and Searching for Caleb and preceded her award-winning novels Morgan's Passing, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, and Breathing Lessons.

8088. Armadillo

William Boyd

Armadillo is William Boyd's seventh novel, published in 1998. It was the first of his novels to be based in Britain. Boyd also wrote the screenplay for a BBC/A&E television adaptation in 2001.

8089. White Apples

Jonathan Carroll

White Apples is a surreal fiction novel written by the American writer Jonathan Carroll, first published in 2002.

8091. The Last King of Scotland

Ulrich Blumenbach

The Last King of Scotland is a 1998 novel by journalist Giles Foden. Focusing on the rise of Ugandan President Idi Amin and his reign as dictator from 1971 to 1979, the novel is written as the memoir of a fictional Scottish doctor in Amin's employ. Giles Foden's novel received …

8092. The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famous for this non-fictional narrative history. While it touches on political and social themes, …

8093. The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, and …

Roger Zelazny

The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth is a collection of science fiction short stories by Roger Zelazny and the title of the first story in the collection. It was published in 1971 by Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-08216-9.

8094. First Among Equals

Jeffrey Archer

First Among Equals is a 1984 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer, which follows the careers and personal lives of four fictional British politicians from 1964 to 1991, with each vying to become Prime Minister. Several situations in the novel are drawn from the author's own …

8095. Dragons of a Vanished Moon

Margaret Weis

Dragons of a Vanished Moon is a NY Times Best Seller fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

8097. Tales of the Bounty Hunters

Kevin J. Anderson

Tales of the Bounty Hunters is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. It presents the background stories about each bounty hunter that was seen aboard the Executor in the film The Empire Strikes Back. The stories all intersect at that particular …

8098. Wizards at War

Diane Duane

Wizards at War is the eighth book in the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. In this book, for the first time in a millennia, the wizards would have to go to war...

8099. Swindle

Gordon Korman

Swindle is a 2008 book by Gordon Korman. The book is about a 6th grader named Griffin Bing who has found the answer to his family's financial problems when he discovers an extremely rare Babe Ruth baseball card in an old Rockford house with his best friend Ben. However, when he …

8100. Jhereg

Steven Brust

Jhereg is a fantasy novel by Steven Brust in his Vlad Taltos series, originally published in 1983 by Ace Books. Ace later republished it in 1999 as part of the three-book omnibus, The Book of Jhereg. Marvel Comics adapted the story into a graphic novel titled Steven Brust's …

8101. All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye

Christopher Brookmyre

All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye is the ninth novel by Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre.

8102. Pursuit of Honor

Vince Flynn

Pursuit Of Honor is the title for the novel by Vince Flynn and the tenth novel in the Mitch Rapp series. It was published on December 1, 2009. Flynn has written a sequel to Pursuit Of Honor titled The Last Man which is due to release in 2012.

8103. Gallows Thief

Bernard Cornwell

Gallows Thief is a historical mystery novel by Bernard Cornwell set in London in the year 1817, which uses capital punishment as its backdrop. Rider Sandman, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, is hired as an investigator as a formality to rubber-stamp the death sentence of a …

8106. Gertrud

Hermann Hesse

Gertrud is a novel written by Hermann Hesse, first published in 1910.

8107. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

Sue Townsend

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ is the first book in the Adrian Mole series of comedic fiction, written by Sue Townsend. The book is written in a diary style, and focuses on the worries and regrets of a teenager who believes himself to be an intellectual. The story is …

8109. Ashes to Ashes

Tami Hoag

Ashes to Ashes is a crime/thriller novel written by Tami Hoag. It is the first novel in the Kovac/Liska Series.

8110. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Amy Hill Hearth

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years is a 1993 New York Times bestselling book of oral history written by Sarah "Sadie" L. Delany and A. Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. The sisters were the daughters of a former slave who became the first …

8111. Montmorency

Eleanor Updale

Montmorency is a crime novel and thriller set in Victorian era London, written by Eleanor Updale and published by Scholastic in 2003. It inaugurated the Montmorency series featuring a petty thief who turns gentleman and spy, namely Montmorency and his alter ego Scarper. The U.S. …

8112. Jack of Shadows

Roger Zelazny

Jack of Shadows is a novel combining elements of both science fiction and fantasy written by American author Roger Zelazny. According to him, the name of the book was a homage to Jack Vance. In his introduction to the novel he mentioned that he tried to capture some of the …

8113. Servant of the Shard

R. A. Salvatore

Servant of the Shard was originally the third book in R.A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness, but has been taken out and made the first book of The Sellswords Trilogy. In this novel Artemis Entreri acquires Charon's Claw.

8114. The Vampire Prince

Darren Shan

The Vampire Prince is the sixth book in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is also the third and final book of the Vampire Rites trilogy.

8115. Star Wars: Children of the Jedi

Barbara Hambly

Children of the Jedi is a 1995 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Barbara Hambly. The novel is set several months after the Jedi Academy Trilogy in the Star Wars Expanded Universe timeline. Moreover, it serves as book one in a three book cycle involving Callista, …

8116. El amante de la China del Norte

Marguerite Duras

Far more daring and truthful than any of her other novels, The North China Lover is a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of Duras’s adolescence that shaped her most famous work. Initially conceived as notes toward a screenplay for The Lover, this later novel, …

8117. East Is East

T. Coraghessan Boyle

A young Japanese seaman jumps ship off the coast of Georgia and washes ashore on a barrier island inhabited by a strange mix of rednecks, descendents of slaves, genteel retired people, and a colony of artists. The result is a sexy, savagely hilarious tragicomedy of thwarted …

8118. Peter and the Secret of Rundoon

Dave Barry

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon is a children's novel that was published by Hyperion Books, a subsidiary of Disney, in 2007. Written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the book is an unauthorized prequel to the original Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie, …

8119. Point of Impact

Stephen Hunter

Point of Impact is a 1993 thriller novel by award-winning author Stephen Hunter.

8121. Once Dead, Twice Shy

Kim Harrison

Spunky teen Madison, though technically dead, uses a stolen amulet to retain the illusion of a body and help her in the struggle between Light and Dark reapers.

8123. Vector Prime

R. A. Salvatore

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order - Vector Prime is a science fiction novel by American writer R. A. Salvatore and published in 1999. It is the first installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. The book has received much controversy for the death of a …

8125. The Assistant

Bernard Malamud

The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when …

8126. Krik? Krak!

Edwidge Danticat

When Haitians tell a story, they say "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! In her second novel, Edwidge Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of …

8127. The Doll People

Ann M. Martin

The Doll People is a children's novel written by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, first published in 2000. It is illustrated by Brian Selznick, the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It tells a story about the imaginary world of dolls when no one is watching. A doll made of …

8128. My Point...And I Do Have One

Ellen DeGeneres

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, celebrity, and her …

8129. A Solitary Blue

Cynthia Voigt

A Solitary Blue is a novel by Cynthia Voigt. It was a Newbery Honor book in 1984. It takes place before, during and after the events described in Dicey's Song, Voigt's 1983 Newbery Medal winner and Come a Stranger. Instead of revolving around the Tillermans, however, it revolves …

8130. Alcools: Poems (Wesleyan Poetry S.)

Guillaume Apollinaire

Alcools, first published in 1913 and one of the few indispensable books of twentieth- century poetry, provides a key to the century’s history and consciousness. Champion of “cubism”, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) fashions in verse the sonic equivalent of what Picasso …

8131. Lying on the couch

Irvin D. Yalom

From the bestselling author of Love's Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes a provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his …

8132. Lullaby Town

Robert Crais

Lullaby Town is a 1992 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the third in a series of linked novels centering on the private investigator Elvis Cole.

8133. A Spectacle of Corruption

David Liss

"I sentence you, Mr. Weaver, to be hanged for the most horrible crime of murder." Hearing that judicial decree, Benjamin Weaver--former pugilist, current "thief-taker," and future master of disguise--begins one of the sorriest days of his life. And things will only get worse, as …

8134. The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family

Dan Savage

The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family is a non-fiction book by Dan Savage. It was first published by Dutton in 2005. The book delves into the author's experiences with his partner Terry Miller and their adopted son as they decide whether or not to get married. …

8135. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy …

8136. The Control of Nature

John McPhee

The Control of Nature is a 1989 book by John McPhee that chronicles three attempts to control natural processes. It is divided into three long essays, "Atchafalaya", "Cooling the Lava", and "Los Angeles Against the Mountains". The Army Corps of Engineers prevents the Mississippi …

8137. Hourglass

Claudia Gray

Hourglass is a fantasy novel by Claudia Gray released in 2010. It is the third novel of the Evernight series, a series of four books, and is preceded by Stargazer and followed by Afterlife. The four books feature vampires, wraiths, betrayal, and, of course, love. The main …

8138. A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright

A Short History of Progress is a non-fiction book and lecture series by Ronald Wright about societal collapse. The lectures were delivered as a series of five speeches, each taking place in different cities across Canada as part of the 2004 Massey Lectures which were broadcast …

8139. The People of Paper

Salvador Plascencia

The People of Paper is the debut novel of Salvador Plascencia. It was first published as a part of the Rectangulars line of McSweeney's Books. In form the novel owes a debt to a wide variety of experimental fiction from the magical realism of Latin American writers, to the Beat …

8141. How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter

Sherwin B. Nuland

How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter is a book written by Sherwin B. Nuland.

8142. The Geography of Nowhere

James Howard Kunstler

The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots. In …

8144. The Scarlet Thread

Francine Rivers

The Scarlet Thread is a 1996 novel written by Francine Rivers.

8146. Arctic Drift

Clive Cussler

Arctic Drift is a Dirk Pitt novel, the 20th of the series and was released on November 25, 2008.

8147. The Moon by Night

Madeleine L'Engle

The Moon by Night is the title of a young adult novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Published in 1963, it is the second novel about Vicky Austin and her family, taking place between the events of Meet the Austins and The Young Unicorns, and more or less concurrently with the O'Keefe …

8149. A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

Christopher Brookmyre

A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away is Christopher Brookmyre's sixth novel. It features the first appearance of policewoman Angelique de Xavia, who is one of the main characters in The Sacred Art of Stealing.

8150. Perfect

Natasha Friend

Perfect is a children's novel by American authorNatasha Friend, first published in 2004 by Milkweed Editions. Perfect won the Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature in 2004. This book is about a young girl's struggle with the disease Bulimia nervosa.

8151. Black Friday

James Patterson

Black Friday is an American thriller novel by James Patterson. The book was initially published in 1986 through Simon & Schuster and Patterson released a slightly re-written version of the novel in 2000 through Warner Books. The 2000 edition, Black Friday, was a New York …

8154. You Can Heal Your Life

Louise Hay

You Can Heal Your Life is 1984 self-help and new thought book by Louise L. Hay. It was the second book by the author, after Heal your Body which she wrote at age 60. After Hay appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Donahue in the same week in March 1988, the book landed on the …

8155. Storm Prey

John Sandford

Storm Prey is a book written by John Sandford.

8156. The End of History and the Last Man

Francis Fukuyama

The End of History and the Last Man is a 1992 book by Francis Fukuyama, expanding on his 1989 essay "The End of History?", published in the international affairs journal The National Interest. In the book, Fukuyama argues that the advent of Western liberal democracy may signal …

8157. Koko

Peter Straub

Koko is a mystery novel written by Peter Straub and first published in the United States in 1988 by EP Dutton, and in Great Britain by Viking. It was the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1989.

8158. Methland

Nick Reding

Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town is a book by Nick Reding which documents the drug culture of Oelwein, Iowa and how it ties into larger issues of rural flight and small town economic decline placed in the historic context of the drug trade, particularly the …

8159. Passing

Nella Larsen

Long time childhood friends, Claire and Irene finally catch up as mature, married adults living in a "black and white" world where the social boundaries between blacks and whites were causing controversies and creating numerous discrepancies on all levels of society. Passing, as …

8160. The Princess and the Hound

Mette Ivie Harrison

The Princess and the Hound is a young-adult, fantasy novel written by Mette Ivie Harrison. The book was first published in 2007 by HarperCollins.

8161. Half a Life

V.S. Naipaul

Half a Life is a 2001 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul published by Alfred A. Knopf. The novel is set in India, Africa and Europe. Half a Life was long listed for the Man Booker prize.

8163. The American Girl

Monika Fagerholm

The American Girl is a 2005 novel by author Monika Fagerholm. It won the August Prize in 2005.

8164. Dragon Haven

Robin Hobb

Dragon Haven is a novel by Robin Hobb, the second novel in The Rain Wild Chronicles. In a blog post Robin Hobb wrote: "The untitled book I am working on now picks up the tale of the Tarman expedition in search of Kelsingra. It’s my work in progress and threatens to be a long …

8165. The Land of Painted Caves

Jean M. Auel

The Land of Painted Caves is a historical fiction novel by Jean M. Auel published in March 2011. It is the sequel to The Shelters of Stone – published 9 years earlier – and is the sixth and final book in the Earth's Children series. It describes Ayla's life among the Zelandonii, …

8166. Pay It Forward

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Pay It Forward is a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde, released in 1999 which was adapted into the motion picture Pay It Forward which released theatrically and to DVD in 2000–2001.

8167. The Waterworks

E. L. Doctorow

“An elegant page-turner of nineteenth-century detective fiction.”–The Washington Post Book World One rainy morning in 1871 in lower Manhattan, Martin Pemberton a freelance writer, sees in a passing stagecoach several elderly men, one of whom he recognizes as his supposedly dead …

8168. The Face of Fear

Dean Koontz

You and your friend Sarah are being chased by a homicidal maniac through an office building in the middle of the night. You take refuge in an empty office like frightened cockroaches, but the doors are forced open, revealing your antenna-quivering vulnerability. In desperation, …

8170. Larklight

Philip Reeve

Larklight, or the Revenge of the White Spiders! or to Saturn's Rings and Back! is a young adult novel by author Philip Reeve. Illustrated by David Wyatt, it is the first book in the Larklight Trilogy. Larklight is a space opera set in an alternate Victorian era, in which mankind …

8171. Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

Louis Sachar

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger is a 1995 children's book by American author Louis Sachar, and the third book in his Sideways Stories From Wayside School series.

8172. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Robert Olen Butler

The Vietnam War continues to play itself out in fiction, autobiography, and history books, but no American author has captured the experiences of the Vietnamese themselves--and caught their voices--more tellingly than Robert Olen Butler, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for A …

8173. School Days

Robert B. Parker

School Days School Days is a work of detective fiction by American author Robert B. Parker, the 33rd in his acclaimed Spenser series.

8174. Honor's Splendour (1990)

Julie Garwood

In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton—the Wolf—unleashed his warriors against Louddon's main. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he …

8175. The Meaning of It All

Richard Feynman

The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist is a non-fiction book by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. It is a collection of three previously unpublished public lectures given by Feynman in 1963. The book was first published in hardcover in 1998, ten …

8176. No Way to Treat a First Lady

Christopher Buckley

No Way to Treat a First Lady is a satirical novel by Christopher Buckley, first published in 2002. The novel follows the trial of Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, a fictional First Lady accused of murdering her husband, the President of the United States.

8178. Dragonsbane

Barbara Hambly

Dragonsbane is a fantasy novel written by author Barbara Hambly and published by Del Rey Books in 1985.

8179. When Gravity Fails

George Alec Effinger

When Gravity Fails is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by George Alec Effinger published in 1986. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1987 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1988. The title is taken from "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues", a song by Bob Dylan: …

8180. The Negotiator

Frederick Forsyth

The Negotiator is a crime novel by Frederick Forsyth first published in 1989. The story includes a number of threads that are slowly woven together. The central thread concerns a kidnapping that turns into a murder and the negotiator's attempts to solve the crime.

8181. The Royal Treatment

MaryJanice Davidson

The Royal Treatment is a romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson and the first in the "Alaskan Royal" series.

8183. Splendid

Julia Quinn

Based on the phenomenal growth of Quinn′s popularity, and her four-week stint on the New York Times bestseller list with Romancing Mr Bridgerton, it′s the perfect time to revisit Ms Quinn′s ′splendid′ storytelling. American heiress Emma Dunster has always been fun-loving and …

8184. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Bobby Henderson

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a satirical book written by Bobby Henderson that embodies the main beliefs of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. The Flying Spaghetti Monster was created by Bobby Henderson in an open …

8185. Ammonite

Nicola Griffith

Ammonite is Nicola Griffith's first novel, published in 1992. It won both the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT fiction, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for science fiction or fantasy that explores or expands our understanding of gender.

8186. Voodoo River

Robert Crais

Voodoo River is a 1995 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the fifth in a series of linked novels centering on the private investigator Elvis Cole.

8189. A Dark-Adapted Eye

Ruth Rendell

A Dark-Adapted Eye is a psychological thriller novel by Ruth Rendell, written under the nom-de-plume Barbara Vine. The novel won the American Edgar Award. It was adapted as a television film of the same name in 1994 by the BBC.

8190. Sapphique

Catherine Fisher

Sapphique is a young-adult fantasy and science fiction novel written by Catherine Fisher, first published in 2008 in the UK. It is the sequel to Incarceron, and concludes the story of Finn's quest for freedom. Sapphique was released in the US in December, 2010. Sapphique is also …

8191. The Doomsday Conspiracy

Sidney Sheldon

The Doomsday Conspiracy is a thriller novel by American writer Sidney Sheldon published in 1991. The story concerns an American naval officer who encounters a mysterious force during an investigation in a balloon accident in the Swiss Alps.

8193. To Green Angel Tower

Tad Williams

To Green Angel Tower is the third and final novel in Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. At over 520,000 words, it is one of the longest novels ever written. Due to the length of the novel, the paperback version had to be split into two separate volumes, known as To …

8194. Another Day of Life

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Another Day of Life is a non-fiction record of three months of the Angolan Civil War by the Polish writer Ryszard Kapuściński. It is made up of a notable description of the degradation of the Angolan capital, Luanda, an analysis of the various weaknesses of the Popular Movement …

8195. Damage

Josephine Hart

Damage is a 1991 novel by Josephine Hart about a British politician who, in the prime of life, causes his own downfall through an inappropriate relationship. It was adapted into a film of the same title by Louis Malle in 1992, as well as into an opera by Greek composer …

8196. Happy Ever After

Nora Roberts

Happy Ever After is a book written by Nora Roberts.

8197. Paradise News

David Lodge

Paradise, tourist style. It's a very long way from home. Bernard Walsh is in Hawaii on family business, escorting his querulous father to the bedside of a long-forgotten aunt. His mission transports him from quiet obscurity in Rummridge, England, to a lush tropical playground, …

8198. Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is a young-adult fantasy novel written by Irish author Eoin Colfer. It is the first book in the Artemis Fowl series, followed by Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Described by its author as "Die Hard with fairies", it follows the adventures of Artemis Fowl, a …

8199. The Shockwave Rider

John Brunner

The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1975. It is notable for its hero's use of computer hacking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word "worm" to describe a program that propagates itself …

8200. Thendara House

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Thendara House is a fantasy science fiction novel novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series and is a sequel to The Shattered Chain. It was originally published by DAW Books in 1983. The book was co-written by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, without credit. In terms of the …



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