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.

8201. 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.

8202. 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 …

8204. Dragonsbane

Barbara Hambly

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

8205. 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.

8206. 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.

8207. 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, …

8208. 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.

8209. 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 …

8211. 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 …

8212. 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 …

8213. 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 …

8214. Gertrud

Hermann Hesse

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

8215. 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 …

8216. 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 …

8217. 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.

8218. 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.

8220. 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 …

8221. 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, …

8222. Report to Greco

Nikos Kazantzakis

Report to Greco is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis.

8223. Creatures of Light and Darkness

Roger Zelazny

Creatures of Light and Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. Long out of print, it was reissued in April 2010.

8225. The Toll-Gate

Georgette Heyer

The Toll-Gate is a Regency novel by Georgette Heyer, which takes place in 1817. Unlike many of Heyer's historical novels which concentrate on a plucky heroine, this one follows the adventures of a male main character, an ex-captain in the British Army who has returned from the …

8227. The Life of the World to Come

Kage Baker

The Life of the World to Come is the fifth installment in the series of science fiction time travel novels by Kage Baker concerning the exploits of The Company.

8228. The Crystal Star

Vonda N. McIntyre

The Crystal Star is a 1994 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Vonda McIntyre and published by Bantam Spectra. The novel is set ten years after the Battle of Endor in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

8229. Triss

Brian Jacques

Triss is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2002. It is the 15th book in the Redwall series.

8230. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Brian Jacques

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman is the first novel in the Castaways series by Brian Jacques, published in 2001. It is based on the legend of the cursed ship the Flying Dutchman. A young boy, Nebuchadnezzar, and his dog, Denmark, are the lone survivors of the Flying Dutchman, …

8232. Whirlwind

James Clavell

Whirlwind is a novel by James Clavell, first published in 1986. It forms part of The Asian Saga and is chronologically the last book in the series. Set in Iran in early 1979, it follows the fortunes of a group of Struans helicopter pilots, Iranian officials and oil men and their …

8233. e

Matt Beaumont

e is a comic novel by Matt Beaumont first published in 2000. Written in the epistolary tradition, it consists entirely of e-mails written between the employees of an advertising agency and some of their business partners. Thus, the novel is a multiple-perspective narrative where …

8234. March to the Stars

David Weber

March to the Stars is the third novel in the science fiction series of the Empire of Man by David Weber and John Ringo. It tells the story of Prince Roger MacClintock and his remaining bodyguards of the Empress' Own Regiment who get marooned on the alien planet of Marduk due to …

8235. The Prince: A Revised Translation, Backgrounds, …

Nicolas Machiavel

The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus. However, the printed version was not published until …

8237. The American Girl

Monika Fagerholm

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

8238. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. …

Kai Bird

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2005. Twenty-five years in the making, the book was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or …

8239. Mountolive

Lawrence Durrell

The intrigues of Justine and Balthazar multiply and deepen in the third volume of the Alexandria Quartet, giving us a novel of labyrinthine intricacy and mesmerizing beauty. In the first two novels of this profoundly innovative masterpiece, Lawrence Durrell explored two sides …

8240. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel is a compilation of all Hempel's short stories published between 1985 and 2005. The collection was published by Scribner in 2006 with an introduction by Rick Moody. The book was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was …

8241. The Disappearing Spoon

Sam Kean

The Disappearing Spoon, also known by its full title of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, is a 2010 book by science reporter Sam Kean. The book was first published in hardback on …

8242. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power

Robert Caro

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power is a book by Robert Caro.

8243. Escape from Freedom

Erich Fromm

Escape from Freedom, known as The Fear of Freedom outside North America, is a book by the Frankfurt-born psychologist and social theorist Erich Fromm, first published in the United States by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. in 1941. In the book, Fromm explores humanity's …

8244. A Cavern of Black Ice

J.V. Jones

A Cavern of Black Ice is the first book in the Sword of Shadows fantasy series by J. V. Jones. It is followed by A Fortress of Grey Ice, A Sword from Red Ice and Watcher of the Dead.

8245. The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare is the seventh book in The Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun, published in 1988.

8247. Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

Gary Paulsen

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod is a non-fiction book written by Gary Paulsen. It was published in 1994 and it also is the inspiration for the Disney movie, Snow Dogs.

8248. Birdy

William Wharton

Hailed upon its publication as "a classic for readers not yet born" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Birdy is an inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, dreaming and surviving, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." It tells the story of Al, a bold, …

8249. The Coldest Winter Ever

Sister Souljah

The Coldest Winter Ever is a best-selling 1999 novel written by MC and activist Sister Souljah. Set in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, The Coldest Winter Ever is the story of Winter Santiaga, the rebellious, pampered teenage daughter of a notorious drug dealer. Ricky …

8250. Rocket Ship Galileo

Robert A. Heinlein

Rocket Ship Galileo is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1947, about three teenagers who participate in a pioneering flight to the Moon. It was the first in the Heinlein juveniles, a long and successful series of science fiction novels published by …

8251. A House Like a Lotus

Madeleine L'Engle

A House Like a Lotus is a 1984 young adult novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Its protagonist is sixteen-year-old Polly O'Keefe, whose friend and mentor, Maximiliana Horne, has sent her on a trip to Greece and Cyprus. As she travels, Polly must come to terms with a recent traumatic …

8252. Song for the Basilisk

Patricia A. McKillip

Song for the Basilisk is a 1998 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip. It was a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature finalist in 1999.

8253. Shatter

Michael Robotham

Shatter is a psychological thriller written by the Australian author Michael Robotham that was published in 2008. Professor Joseph O'Loughlin is tasked by the police with stopping a woman, Christine Wheeler, from committing suicide, only to fail. When Wheeler's teenage daughter …

8255. Watchmen

Alan Moore

Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition is a book written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

8256. The Aquitaine Progression

Robert Ludlum

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals . . . they’re back . . . Aquitaine!” Suddenly Converse is …

8257. Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet?

Johan Harstad

Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? opens with the line: "The person you love is 72.8% water, and it hasn’t rained for weeks." From there, Brage Award–winning author and playwright Johan Harstad’s debut—previously published to great success in eleven …

8258. American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964

William Manchester

American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 is a 1978 biography of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur by American historian William Manchester. It was made into a documentary series in 1983 hosted by John Huston. Manchester paints a sympathetic but balanced portrait of …

8259. Nothing Lasts Forever

Sidney Sheldon

Nothing Lasts Forever is a 1994 novel by Sidney Sheldon. This medical thriller tells the story of three female doctors trying to prove themselves in a profession dominated by men. Each of them has their own story, and each of their tales are well connected and intertwined with …

8260. Slaves of the Mastery

William Nicholson

Slaves of the Mastery is the second book in the Wind On Fire trilogy by William Nicholson. It picks up the story of twins Kestrel and Bowman five years on from the closing chapter of The Wind Singer. It was first published in 2001.

8261. Appaloosa

Robert B. Parker

Appaloosa is a novel set in the American Old West written by Robert B. Parker. A film of the same name based on the novel was released in 2008. Parker published a sequel, Resolution, in June 2008 and a third novel featuring the characters of Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, …

8262. How Late It Was, How Late

James Kelman

How late it was, how late is a 1994 stream of consciousness novel written by Scottish writer James Kelman. The Glasgow-centred work is written in a working class Scottish dialect, and follows Sammy, a shoplifter and ex-convict.

8263. The Prometheus Deception

Robert Ludlum

The Prometheus Deception is a spy fiction thriller novel written in 2000 by Robert Ludlum about an agent in an ultraclandestine agency known only as the Directorate named Nick Bryson, alias Jonas Barett, alias Jonathan Coleridge, alias The Technician, who is thrown into a fight …

8264. Ancestors of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Ancestors of Avalon is a 2004 historical fantasy novel written by Diana L. Paxson, and based on an idea of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley. The book is one of 7 prequels to Bradley's popular fantasy novel Mists of Avalon. The characters of Ancestors of Avalon have appeared …

8267. Monsoon

Wilbur A. Smith

Monsoon is a 1999 novel by Wilbur Smith.

8268. Raptor Red

Robert T. Bakker

Raptor Red is a 1995 American novel by paleontologist Robert T. Bakker. The book is a third-person account of dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Period, told from the point of view of Raptor Red, a female Utahraptor. Raptor Red features many of Bakker's theories regarding …

8269. The Ring of Solomon

Jonathan Stroud

The Ring of Solomon is a fantasy novel, a prequel to the Bartimaeus trilogy, written by Jonathan Stroud. It was first published in 2010 and is set in a fantasy version of ancient Jerusalem.

8270. The Bacta War

Michael A. Stackpole

The Bacta War is the fourth installment to the Star Wars X-wing series of novels. It is a science fiction novel written by Michael Stackpole. It is set at the beginning of the New Republic Era in the Star Wars universe and focuses on the beginning of the conflict known as the …

8271. A Bag of Marbles

Joseph Joffo

When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother fifty francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. Previously out of print, this book is a captivating and memorable story; readers will …

8272. Giles Goat-Boy

John Barth

Giles Goat-Boy is the fourth novel by American writer John Barth. It is metafictional comic novel in which the world is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of the Cold War. Its title character is a human boy raised as a goat, who comes to believe he is the …

8273. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

This is the first edition of Huckleberry Finn ever to be based on Mark Twain's entire original manuscript—including its first 663 pages, which had been lost for more than a hundred years when they were discovered in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. The text of the Mark Twain Library …

8274. French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, …

Mireille Guiliano

Mireille Guiliano, author of the immensely popular French Women Don't Get Fat returns with another book revealing secrets to living the good life. Branching off of her first book that dispelled the notion that you have to avoid everything wonderful in order to lose weight, with …

8275. The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects

Marshall McLuhan

The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects is a book co-created by media analyst Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore, and coordinated by Jerome Agel. It was published by Bantam books in 1967 and became a bestseller with a cult following. The book itself …

8276. Ravelstein

Willi Winkler

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Saul Bellow confined himself to shorter fictions. Not that this old master ever dabbled in minimalism: novellas such as The Actual and The Bellarosa Connection are bursting at the seams with wit, plot, and the intellectual equivalent of high …

8277. Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare

At first glance, Shakespeare’s early comedy Love’s Labor’s Lost simply entertains and amuses. Four young men (one of them a king) withdraw from the world for three years, taking an oath that they will have nothing to do with women. The King of Navarre soon learns, however, that …

8278. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

Fay Weldon

As featured on BBC Radio 4 as part of the Riot Girls series Ruth Patchett never thought of herself as particularly devilish. Rather the opposite in fact - simply a tall, not terribly attractive woman living a quiet life as a wife and mother in a respectable suburb. But when she …

8279. The Waste Land

T. S. Eliot

The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot, is widely regarded as "one of the most important poems of the 20th century" and a central text in Modernist poetry. Published in 1922, the 434-line poem first appeared in the United Kingdom in the October issue of The Criterion and in the United …

8280. From Doon with Death

Ruth Rendell

Dazzling psychological suspense. Razor-sharp dialogue. Plots that catch and hold like a noose. These are the hallmarks of crime legend Ruth Rendell, “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world” (Time magazine). From Doon with Death, now in a striking new paperback …

8281. The Dead Fathers Club

Matt Haig

The Dead Fathers Club is a 2006 novel by Matt Haig. The book was published in the United Kingdom by Vintage and in the United States by Viking. The story is a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, and thus an example of intertextuality.

8283. Anna Karenina (Vol. 1)

Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment; therefore, the novel's …

8285. Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1975 novel by Judith Rossner. Rossner based the novel on the events surrounding the brutal murder in 1973 of Roseann Quinn, a 28-year-old New York City schoolteacher.

8286. The Summer That Never Was

Peter Robinson

The Summer That Never Was is the thirteenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2003, but has been reprinted a number of times since. When published in the United …

8287. Nous les Dieux

Bernard Werber

Nous les Dieux is a book published in 2004 that was written by Bernard Werber.

8288. Sharpe's Sword

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Sword is a historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. It is the fourth in the series, being first published in 1983, though the story is the fourteenth in Sharpe's chronology, set in the summer campaign of 1812 including the Battle of Salamanca …

8290. Memento Mori

Muriel Spark

Memento Mori is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark published by Macmillan in 1959. The title translates to "Remember you must die" and is the message delivered by a series of insidious phone-calls made to the elderly Dame Lettie Colston and her acquaintances. Who is making …

8291. On the Eve

Ivan Turgenev

On the Eve is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. Turgenev embellishes this love story with observations on middle class life and interposes some art and philosophy. Nikolay Dobrolyubov was …

8292. Mission of Gravity

Hal Clement

Mission of Gravity is a science fiction novel by Hal Clement. The novel was serialized in Astounding Science Fiction magazine in April–July 1953. Its first hardcover book publication was in 1954, and it was first published as a paperback book in 1958. Along with the novel …

8293. Power of Three

Diana Wynne Jones

Power of Three is a 1976 fantasy children's novel by Diana Wynne Jones. The novel, a bildungsroman for the adolescent character Gair, discusses the relationship among three different races in a manner that can be read as a parable of race relations in humans.

8295. Selected Poems

William Carlos Williams

Selected Poems is a book written by William Carlos Williams.

8296. The Doubtful Guest

Edward Gorey

The Doubtful Guest is a short, illustrated book by Edward Gorey, first published by Doubleday in 1957. It is the third of Gorey's books and shares with his others a sense of the absurd, meticulous cross-hatching, and a seemingly-Edwardian setting. The book begins with the sudden …

8297. Magic Lessons

Justine Larbalestier

Magic Lessons is the second installment in Justine Larbalestier's Magic or Madness Trilogy. It was released in 2006.

8302. Destiny's Road

Larry Niven

Destiny's Road is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven first published in 1998. It follows Jemmy Bloocher's exploration of Destiny's Road, a long scar of once-melted rock seared onto the planet's surface by a spaceship's fusion drive. Jemmy is descended from the original …

8303. Poseidon's Gold

Lindsey Davis

Poseidon's Gold is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8305. Emily Windsnap

Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap is a series of children's fantasy novels written by British author Liz Kessler, inaugurated by The Tail of Emily Windsnap in 2003 and continuing as of 2015. It is illustrated primarily by Sarah Gibb and published by Orion in Britain, Candlewick in America. The …

8306. A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections …

Alberto Manguel

While traveling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading (Goethe's Elective Affinities) seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world in which he was living. An article in the daily paper would suddenly be illuminated by a passage in the novel; a …

8308. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete …

Arthur Conan Doyle

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories is a book edited by Leslie S. Klinger.

8309. As sure as the dawn

Francine Rivers

As Sure as the Dawn is a novel by Francine Rivers, and the third book in the Mark of the Lion Series. The novel follows the life of Atretes after winning his freedom in the arena. This novel covers the search for his believed dead son, finding him with a widowed Christian woman, …

8312. The Crab with the Golden Claws

Herge

The Crab with the Golden Claws is the ninth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in Le Soir Jeunesse, the children's supplement to Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from October 1940 to …

8313. Runemarks

Joanne Harris

Runemarks is a 2007 fantasy novel by Joanne Harris. The book was published on August 2, 2007, by Doubleday Publishing and is set in a world where the Norse gods still survive as outlaws, their powers diminished, while a new and more powerful religion, the Order, tries to wipe …

8314. The Midnight Palace

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Midnight Palace is a 1994 novel written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

8315. The Spook's Battle

Joseph Delaney

The Spook's Battle, written by Joseph Delaney, is the fourth story in the The Wardstone Chronicles series. It was released in America in March 2008, and is titled Attack of the Fiend, as the fourth book in The Last Apprentice series.

8318. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by …

8319. The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie

Jaclyn Moriarty

The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie, known as The Murder of Bindy MacKenzie in the US and Becoming Bindy MacKenzie in the UK, is a novel for young adults by Jaclyn Moriarty. It is the third of a series set in the north-western suburbs of Sydney, where the author grew up. The story …

8320. Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful is a novel for older children by Michael Morpurgo, first published in 2003. Although this novel is for older children, it is also regarded as a great book for young adults, it is full of 'sexy' content and has a lot of arousing moments throughout. It is about a …

8321. Silent to the Bone

E. L. Konigsburg

Silent to the Bone is a novel by E. L. Konigsburg for the "middle ages" or for young adults. It is a companion to The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, a fifteen-years prequel published four years later. Acting as a best friend, therapist and detective, young Connor Kane with his …

8322. The Darling

Russell Banks

The Darling is a historical novel written by Russell Banks, and published on October 12, 2004 by HarperCollins.

8323. The Wall

Marlen Haushofer

“I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead...” writes the heroine of Marlen Haushofer’s The Wall, a quite ordinary, unnamed middle-aged woman who awakens to find she is the last living person. Accompanied by her dog, …

8324. Technopoly

Neil Postman

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology is a book by Neil Postman published in 1992 that describes the development and characteristics of a "technopoly". He defines a technopoly as a society in which technology is deified, meaning “the culture seeks its authorisation …

8326. Variable Star

Robert A. Heinlein

Variable Star is a 2006 novel written by Spider Robinson based on the surviving seven pages of an eight-page 1955 novel outline by the late Robert A. Heinlein. The book is set in a divergent offshoot of Heinlein's Future History and contains many references to works by Heinlein …

8327. Belles on Their Toes

Frank B. Gilbreth

Belles on Their Toes is a 1950 book written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. This book was the follow-up to the 1948 book Cheaper by the Dozen which covered the period before Frank Gilbreth Sr died. The title is an allusion to the nursery rhyme Ride a …

8328. The First Men in the Moon

H. G. Wells

When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned …

8329. Phule's Paradise

Robert Asprin

Phule's Paradise is the second novel of the comic military science fiction Phule's Company series by Robert Asprin. The book, first published by Ace Books in February 1992, follows Willard J. Phule and his misfit company as they defend a casino on a space station against the …

8330. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

Ayelet Waldman

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is a novel by Ayelet Waldman and released in 2006.

8332. Chanur's Homecoming

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Chanur's Homecoming is a book published in 1986 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

8333. The Hollow Man

Dan Simmons

The Hollow Man is a novel by American author Dan Simmons. The book was initially published by Bantam Books on September 1, 1992. It narrates the story of a university lecturer who has the ability to "hear" the thoughts of others, an ability he shares with his dying wife. There …

8334. How Few Remain

Harry Turtledove

How Few Remain is a 1997 alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first part of the Southern Victory Series saga, which depicts a world in which the Confederacy won the American Civil War. The book received the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 1997, and was …

8335. The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home …

Fareed Zakaria

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad is a book by Fareed Zakaria analyzing the variables that allow a liberal democracy to flourish and the pros and cons of the global focus on democracy as the building block of a more stable society rather than liberty. …

8336. The Return of the Shadow

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Return of the Shadow is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien.

8337. Poor Things

Alasdair Gray

Poor Things is a novel by Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, published in 1992. It won the Whitbread Novel Award in 1992 and the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1992. The novel was called "a magnificently brisk, funny, dirty, brainy book" by the London Review of Books and is a departure …

8338. The Magic of Krynn

Margaret Weis

The Magic of Krynn is a NY Times bestseller fantasy novel released in April 1987. It is a collection of short stories written about the various characters set in the Dragonlance campaign series. This novel is the first of a trilogy of the Tales series.

8339. Omega

Jack McDevitt

Omega is a book by Jack McDevitt that won the John W. Campbell Award, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2004. The mystery surrounding the destructive "Omega Clouds" is left unexplored until Omega.

8340. Honour Among Thieves

Jeffrey Archer

Honour Among Thieves is a novel by English author Jeffrey Archer. The book takes place in 1993 with Saddam Hussein planning to retaliate against the United States after the events of the Gulf War. When the United States defeats Iraq in the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam Hussein plans to …

8341. Manifold: Origin

Stephen Baxter

Manifold: Origin is a science fiction novel by author Stephen Baxter, the third instalment in the Manifold Trilogy. As with the other books, the protagonist Reid Malenfant is put through a scenario dealing with the Fermi paradox. Each novel is an alternative scenario rather than …

8342. Into the Land of the Unicorns

Bruce Coville

Into the Land of the Unicorns is a children's fiction book that is part of The Unicorn Chronicles series by Bruce Coville. The series follows a girl named Cara, whose grandmother gives her an amulet that allows her to pass through into Luster, the land of the unicorns. While …

8343. Godslayer

Jacqueline Carey

Godslayer is a fantasy novel by Jacqueline Carey. It continues the epic tragedy of The Sundering, begun in Banewreaker.

8344. Killing Mr. Griffin

Lois Duncan

Killing Mr. Griffin is a 1978 novel for young adults by Lois Duncan about a group of teenage students at a New Mexico high school who plan to kidnap their strict English teacher, Mr. Griffin. The book was adapted into a television film that aired on NBC on April 7, 1997, sharing …

8345. Flashman's Lady

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman's Lady is a 1977 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the sixth of the Flashman novels.

8347. The Story Girl

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Story Girl is a 1911 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. It narrates the adventures of a group of young cousins and their friends who live in a rural community on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The book is narrated by Beverley, who together with his brother Felix, has …

8349. Polaris

Jack McDevitt

Polaris is a Nebula Award-nominated science fiction mystery novel by Jack McDevitt. It is the second book of his Alex Benedict series. Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his employee, Chase Kolpath, become involved in a mystery involving the disappearance of the passengers and …

8350. A Pair of Blue Eyes

Thomas Hardy

When Elfrise Swanston meets Stephen Smith she is attracted to his handsome face, gentle bearing and the sense of mystery which surrounds him. Although distressed to find that the mystery consists only in the humbleness of his origins, she remains true to their youthful vows. But …

8351. Treasure Box

Orson Scott Card

Treasure Box is the second horror novel by Orson Scott Card. It takes place in modern day America.

8352. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Chris Hedges

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a 2002 non-fiction book by journalist Chris Hedges. In the book, Hedges draws on classical literature and his experiences as a war correspondent to argue that war seduces entire societies, creating fictions that the public believes and …

8354. Fantasy in Death

Nora Roberts

Fantasy in Death is a book written by J.D. Robb

8355. Quincas Borba

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Quincas Borba is a novel written by the Brazilian writer Machado de Assis. It was first published in 1891. It is also known in English as Philosopher or Dog?

8356. Strange Affair

Peter Robinson

Strange Affair is the fifteenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2005, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

8357. Fuentes brings the reader to 1913-1914 during the …

Carlos Fuentes

The Old Gringo is a novel by Carlos Fuentes, written from 1964 to 1984 and first published in 1985. Inspired by the historical disappearance of American writer Ambrose Bierce amidst the chaos of the Mexican Revolution, the novel addresses themes of death, cultural exchange, and …

8358. Harry, A History

Melissa Anelli

The Harry Potter Books Were Just The Beginning of the Story... During the brief span of just one decade, hundreds of millions of perfectly ordinary people made history: they became the only ones who would remember what it was like when the Harry Potter saga was still …

8359. Darkmans

Nicola Barker

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Darkmans is an exhilarating, extraordinary examination of the ways in which history can play jokes on us all... If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John …

8360. The Jupiter Myth

Lindsey Davis

The Jupiter Myth is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8361. Hunting Party

Elizabeth Moon

Hunting Party is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon. It is the first novel set in her Familias Regnant fictional universe, and the first novel in the informal Heris Serrano trilogy. It is followed by Sporting Chance and Winning Colors.

8362. The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolutio

Mariano Azuela

The Underdogs is a novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela. It was originally published in serial form in the newspaper El Paso del Norte in 1915.

8363. Land of the Living

Nicci French

Land of the Living is a psychological thriller novel by Nicci French, the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife team of English suspense writers, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.

8365. Auntie Mame

Patrick Dennis

Auntie Mame is a 1955 novel by Patrick Dennis chronicling the madcap adventures of a boy, Patrick, growing up as the ward of the sister of his dead father. The book is inspired by Dennis' real life eccentric aunt, Marion Tanner, whose life and outlook mirrored those of Mame. The …

8366. Wedge's Gamble

Michael A. Stackpole

Wedge's Gamble is the second novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. It was written by Michael A. Stackpole. It is set at the beginning of the New Republic era of the Star Wars universe and tells the story of Rogue Squadron's covert intelligence mission to Coruscant as a first …

8367. Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1967 historical novel by Joan Lindsay. The plot focuses on a group of female students at an Australian women's college in 1900 who inexplicably vanish at the site of an enormous rock formation while on a Valentine's Day picnic, and also explores the …

8368. The British Museum Is Falling Down

David Lodge

The Rhythm Method is the curse of young Adam Appleby's life and the cause of his children's. While Adam gestates his thesis in the British Museum, his wife worries at home because her period is late and a fourth little bundle of (expensive) joy seems to be on the way, thanks to …

8369. Last Act in Palmyra

Lindsey Davis

Last Act in Palmyra is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8370. The Book of Night with Moon

Diane Duane

The Book of Night With Moon is a 1997 fantasy novel by Diane Duane. Although set in the Young Wizards universe, it was written as an adult novel. It centers on a team of cat-wizards. This book takes place in between books 4 and 5 of the Young Wizards series. A significant …

8371. The Eyes of Darkness

Dean Koontz

The Eyes of Darkness is a best-selling novel written by Dean Koontz, released in 1981. The book focuses on a mother who sets out on a quest to find out if her son truly did die one year ago, or if he is still alive — somewhere.

8372. No Name

Wilkie Collins

No Name by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. It was originally serialised in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round before book publication.

8373. Charity Girl

Georgette Heyer

Charity Girl is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer, first published in 1970.

8374. Peter Pan in Scarlet

Geraldine McGaughrean

Peter Pan in Scarlet is a novel by Geraldine McCaughrean. It is marketed as the "official sequel" to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy, authorised by Great Ormond Street Hospital, to whom Barrie granted all rights to the character and original writings in 1929. McCaughrean was …

8376. Niels Lyhne

Jens Peter Jacobsen

Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason. Through his relationships with six women—including his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate cousin who marries his friend—his search for purpose becomes a yielding …

8378. Toxin

Robin Cook

Toxin is a 1998 suspense thriller written by Robin Cook. It tells the story of a doctor whose daughter is infected with E. coli and his investigation into how she contracted it and his battle to save her life and discover the source of her illness.

8379. Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Drew Karpyshyn

Path of Destruction is a novel in the Star Wars saga and is centered on the life of Darth Bane and the fall of the first Sith order. It was written by Drew Karpyshyn and was released on September 26, 2006. The book takes place roughly 1,000 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A …

8381. Deliver Us From Evil

David Baldacci

David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart-stopping, and timely thriller to date . . . DELIVER US FROM EVILEvan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . …

8382. Before the dawn: recovering the lost history of our …

Nicholas Wade

Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors is a non-fiction book by Nicholas Wade, a science reporter for The New York Times. It was published in 2006 by the Penguin Group. By drawing upon research on the human genome, the book attempts to piece together what …

8385. Necroscope II: Wamphyri

Brian Lumley

Not the end of life, Harry Keogh discovered--and not the end of his battle against he terrible evil of vampires.In a secluded English village, Yulian Bodescu plots his takeover of the world. Imbued with a vampire's powers before his birth, Bodescu rules men's minds and bodies …

8386. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Jane Austen wrote Sanditon (1817) while she was extremely ill, and the novel was left incomplete at her death. A modern and ideal town is set up by some people who have moved out of their ancestral homes to form a community of their own liking. Austen also intertwines the …

8388. Now Wait for Last Year

Philip K. Dick

Now Wait for Last Year is a 1966 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It's 2055 and Earth is caught between two galactic powers in an interstellar conflict. Dr. Eric Sweetscent and his wife Kathy get addicted to a powerful drug that appears to cause time travel. The doctor's …

8390. Inshallah

Oriana Fallaci

In sha Allah is a real life based novel written by Oriana Fallaci chronicling the experiences of a fictional group of Italian soldiers on a 1983 peace keeping mission in Beirut. The novel draws heavily on Fallaci's own experiences of war, covering the Middle East as a war …

8391. The Heritage of Hastur

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage of Hastur is a science-fiction novel written by Marion Zimmer Bradley as part of the Darkover series. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1975. It is notable for its exploration of sexual themes, particularly the view that homosexuality is a …

8392. The Thought Gang

Tibor Fischer

A black comedy in the grand tradition of word-drunk intellectuals-en-dementia, The Thought Gang follows the larcenous adventures of blackout alcoholic philosopher Eddie Coffin, who, in the wake of scandal, flees his professorship in England to begin the next logical step in his …

8393. Return of the Jedi

James Kahn

Return of the Jedi is a science fiction novel, written by James Kahn and published on 12 May 1983 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. According to Publishers Weekly it was the bestselling novel of that year.

8395. The Beatles: The Biography

Robert Steven Spitz

The Beatles: The Biography is the name of a 2005 biography of the 1960s rock band The Beatles written by Bob Spitz. It was first published by Little, Brown and Company on November 1, 2005.

8396. Understanding Power

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have …

8397. The Wars

Timothy Findley

The Wars is a 1977 novel by Timothy Findley that tells the story of a young Canadian officer in World War I. Nineteen-year-old Robert Ross tries to escape both his grief over his sister's death and the social norms of oppressive Victorian upper-class society by enlisting in the …

8398. Henry Huggins

Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins is the first book in the Henry Huggins series of children's novels, written by Beverly Cleary. Henry is an ordinary boy who manages to get into funny scrapes with his dog Ribsy. First published in 1950, it was originally illustrated by Louis Darling. This book was …

8399. The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Little Mermaid" is a fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been …



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