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.

8401. Enchantress from the Stars

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Enchantress from the Stars is a young-adult science fiction novel by Sylvia Engdahl, published by Atheneum Books in 1970. It was her first or second book and the first of five set in the Anthropology Service universe. Its sequel The Far Side of Evil features the same heroine, …

8402. 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 …

8403. The Kings of Clonmel

John Flanagan

The Kings of Clonmel is the eighth novel in the Ranger's Apprentice series by Australian author John Flanagan. It was released in Australia on 4 November 2008.

8405. 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 …

8406. Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird is a young adult novel by American author Kathryn Erskine about a girl with Asperger syndrome coping with the loss of her brother. It won the 2010 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

8407. Blacklist

Sara Paretsky

Blacklist is a 2003 novel by crime writer Sara Paretsky featuring her popular protagonist, Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski. It won the 2004 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.

8408. 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 …

8409. City of Quartz

Mike Davis

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles is a 1990 book by Mike Davis examining how contemporary Los Angeles has been shaped by different powerful forces in its history. The book opens with Davis visiting the ruins of the socialist community of Llano, organized in …

8412. Thirsty

M.T. Anderson

Thirsty is a horror novel written by M. T. Anderson. It is set in modern Clayton, Massachusetts. The main character, Christopher, just wants a normal life; to date his crush Rebecca Schwartz, stay up late, and other teenager things. Unfortunately, Chris has much more to worry …

8413. 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 …

8414. 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 . . …

8415. 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.

8416. Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead

Sag Harbor is a 2009 novel by award-winning author Colson Whitehead. Sag Harbor takes place in Sag Harbor, a small village in the exclusive Hampton Beaches of New York's Long Island. The novel's main character is Benji, an African American teenager spending the summer in a black …

8417. Reckless

Cornelia Funke

Reckless is a 2010 young adult novel by Cornelia Funke and Lionel Wigram. It is the first book in her new MirrorWorld series, and her first novel since Inkdeath. Published on 14 September 2010, Reckless was inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Lionel Wigram helped to …

8418. 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 …

8419. 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 …

8421. 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 …

8423. 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.

8424. South of No North

Charles Bukowski

South of No North is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, the so-called "Poet Laureate of Skid Row", originally published in 1973 as South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life by John Martin's Black Sparrow Press. South of No North also is a play that debuted …

8425. 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 …

8426. One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

Christopher Brookmyre

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night is the fourth novel by Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre.

8427. 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 …

8428. 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 …

8430. 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 …

8432. Impact

Douglas Preston

Impact is a science fiction thriller novel by American writer Douglas Preston, published on January 5, 2010 by Forge Books. The novel is the third book in the Wyman Ford series.

8434. The Neutronium Alchemist

Peter F. Hamilton

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

8435. The Log from the Sea of Cortez

John Steinbeck

The Log from the Sea of Cortez is an English-language book written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1951. It details a six-week marine specimen-collecting boat expedition he made in 1940 at various sites in the Gulf of California, with his friend, the marine …

8436. Duino elegies : bilingual edition

Edward Rowe Snow

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic orders? and even if one of them pressed me suddenly to his heart: I'd be consumed in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we can just barely endure,and we stand in awe of it as …

8440. Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What …

Matt Ridley

Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes us Human is a 2003 book written by Matt Ridley that discusses the interaction between environment and genes and how they affect human development. It has been republished as The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture.

8441. A Woman of Substance

Barbara Taylor Bradford

A celebration of an indomitable spirit, here is New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream--and to triumph against all odds...In the brooding moors above a humble Yorkshire village stood Fairley Hall. There, Emma …

8442. The Graduate

Charles Webb

The basis for Mike Nichols' acclaimed 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman -- and for successful stage productions in London and on Broadway -- this classic novel about a naive college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and …

8443. Powder and Patch

Georgette Heyer

"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable!" -SUNDAY TELEGRAPHFor her, he would do anything...Plainspoken country gentleman Philip Jettan won't bother with a powdered wig, high heels, and fashionable lace cuffs, until he discovers that his lovely neighbor is enamored with a sophisticated …

8444. Le Bal Et Les Mouches D'automne

Irène Némirovsky

From the acclaimed author of Suite Française comes Némirovsky’s third novel, a masterpiece of French literature, available for the first time in Canada.Le Bal is a penetrating and incisive book set in early twentieth century France. At its heart is the tension between mother and …

8445. Dancing at Midnight

Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Happens in London and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, dazzles in Dancing at Midnight, a romance that brings together a bluestocking lady and a wounded war hero. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = …

8446. The Night of Wishes

Michael Ende

The Night of Wishes: Or the Satanarchaeolidealcohellish Notion Potion is a book by the German children's book author Michael Ende that was first published in 1989 and awarded with the Swiss literary award "La vache qui lit" in 1990. The original German title was Der …

8447. Deogratias, a tale of Rwanda

Jean-Philippe Stassen

Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda is a graphic novel written and drawn by Jean-Philippe Stassen, published by First Second Books.

8448. The Most Beautiful Book In The World

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

A cast of extravagant and affecting characters lovingly portrayed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt animates these eight contemporary fables about people in search of happiness. One of Europe's most popular and bestselling authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his …

8449. Fires on the Plain

Ivan Morris

"Written with precise skill and beautifully controlled power. The translation by Ivan Morris is outstanding." —The New York Times**Winner of the 1952 Yomiuri Prize**This haunting novel explores the complete degradation and isolation of a man by war. Fires on the Plain is set on …

8450. X12 Sea of Troubles Dumpbin

Donna Leon

The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the …

8451. What Am I Doing Here

Bruce Chatwin

What Am I Doing Here is a book by British Author Bruce Chatwin and contains a collection of essays, profiles and travel stories from his life. It was the last book published during Chatwin's life and draws on various experiences from it. These experiences include trekking in …

8452. Species of space and other pieces : Georges Perec

Georges Perec

Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed Life: A User's Manual, was only forty-six when he died in 1982. Despite a tragic childhood, during which his mother was deported to Auschwitz, Perec produced some of the most entertaining essays of the age. His literary output was …

8453. A Matter of Death and Life

Andrej Kurkow

A Matter of Life and Death is a novel by Andrey Kurkov. Originally published in 1996 in Russian, it was translated and published in English in 2005.

8454. Pandora in the Congo

Albert Sánchez Piñol

Pandora in the Congo is a book written by Albert Sánchez Piñol.

8455. The Penultimate Truth

Philip K. Dick

The Penultimate Truth is a 1964 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The story is set in a future where the bulk of humanity is kept in large underground shelters. The people are told that World War III is being fought above them, when in reality the war …

8457. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of …

Charles Mackay

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, first published in 1841. The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". …

8458. Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to …

Stephen Jay Gould

Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin is a 1996 book by evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould. It was released in the UK as Life's Grandeur, with the same subtitle and with an additional 8-page introduction entitled "A Baseball Primer for British Readers".

8459. The Northern Clemency

Philip Hensher

Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: The Northern Clemency begins at the perimeter of a late-summer party, amidst a din of neighbors gossiping one moment and navigating awkward silences the next. But once you encounter the Glover family--in particular, their languidly …

8460. When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Harold Kushner

When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a 1978 book by Harold Kushner, a Conservative rabbi. Kushner addresses in the book one of the principal problems of theodicy, the conundrum of why, if the universe was created and is governed by a God who is of a good and loving nature, …

8462. Exile's song

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Exile’s Song is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Adrienne Martine-Barnes in her Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1996. The book takes place during the era of Darkover's history known as the second age post-Comyn and …

8463. Annie John

Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John, a novel written by Jamaica Kincaid in 1985, details the growth of a girl in Antigua, an island in the Caribbean. It covers issues as diverse as mother-daughter relationships, lesbianism, racism, clinical depression, education, and the struggle between medicine based …

8464. McTeague

Frank Norris

McTeague is a novel by Frank Norris, first published in 1899. It tells the story of a couple's courtship and marriage, and their subsequent descent into poverty, violence and finally murder as the result of jealousy and greed. The book was the basis for the films McTeague and …

8465. Waiting for Snow in Havana

Carlos Eire

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy is a 2003 book by Carlos Eire and winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book is autobiographical,about the author's experiences as part of Operation Peter Pan.

8466. The Children's Hospital

Chris Adrian

The Children's Hospital is the second novel by Chris Adrian, published on August 22, 2006 by McSweeney's.

8467. The Flounder

Günter Grass

The Flounder is a 1977 novel by the German writer Günter Grass. It is loosely based on the fairy tale The Fisherman and His Wife.

8468. Dragon's Egg

Robert L. Forward

Dragon's Egg is a hard science fiction novel written by Robert L. Forward and published in 1980. In the story, Dragon's Egg is a neutron star with a surface gravity 67 billion times that of Earth, and inhabited by cheela, intelligent creatures the size of a sesame seed who live, …

8469. Firesong

William Nicholson

Firesong is a book written by William Nicholson first published in 2002, and is the third part of the Wind On Fire trilogy.

8470. The Drifters

James A. Michener

The Drifters is a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener, published in 1971 by Random House. The novel follows six young characters from diverse backgrounds and various countries as their paths meet and they travel together through parts of Spain, Portugal, …

8472. Black Coffee: A Hercule Poirot Novel

Agatha Christie

Black Coffee is a novelisation by the Australian-born writer and opera expert Charles Osborne of the 1930 play of the same name by crime fiction author Agatha Christie. The novelisation was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperCollins on 2 November 1998 and in the …

8473. A Test of Wills

Charles Todd

A Test of Wills is a book written by Charles Todd.

8475. The Discworld Companion

Terry Pratchett

The Discworld Companion is an encyclopaedia of the Discworld fictional universe created by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. The book compiles a precise definition of words, lives of historical people, geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discworld …

8477. Miracle of the Rose

Jean Genet

The Miracle of the Rose is a 1946 book by Jean Genet about experiences as a detainee in Mettray Penal Colony and Fontevrault prison - although there is no direct evidence of Genet ever having been imprisoned in the latter establishment. This autobiographical work has a …

8479. Dead and Loving It

MaryJanice Davidson

Dead and Loving It is a paranormal/romance story collection by MaryJanice Davidson containing characters from both the Undead and Wyndham werewolf series.

8480. The Christopher Killer

Alane Ferguson

The Christopher Killer is a novel by Alane Ferguson set in the small town of Silverton, Colorado. The book centers around Cameryn who is the assistant to her coroner father. It was released on May 4, 2006 in the United States. The book was an Edgar Award Nominee in 2007. It is …

8481. Better Than Sex

Hunter S. Thompson

Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie is a 1994 book written by American author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson. In Volume IV of The Gonzo Papers series of books, Thompson details his reactions to the 1992 election of Bill Clinton as U.S. President, as well as …

8482. A Peace to End All Peace

David Fromkin

Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between …

8485. Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a historical fiction children's book. It follows Mara, a young Egyptian girl who takes up a dangerous job as a double spy between two different masters.

8487. The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories is a science fiction anthology written and edited by Isaac Asimov. Following the usual form for Asimov collections, it consists of eleven short stories and a poem surrounded by commentary describing how each came to be written. The stories …

8488. The Spine of the World

R. A. Salvatore

The Spine of the World is the second book in R. A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness.

8489. Tales from Jabba's Palace

Kevin J. Anderson

Tales from Jabba's Palace is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. The book was edited by Kevin J. Anderson and was released on December 1, 1995.

8493. Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Omnibus Edition

Clamp (manga artists)

Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Omnibus Edition is a book written by CLAMP.

8498. Last Human

Doug Naylor

Last Human is the title of a 1995 science fiction comedy novel written by Doug Naylor. It is part of the Red Dwarf series of novels, based on the popular television show created by Naylor and his partner Rob Grant. Like the other novels, it does not take place within the …

8499. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

Albert Camus

Resistance, Rebellion, and Death is a 1960 collection of essays written by Albert Camus and selected by the author prior to his death. The essays here generally involve conflicts near the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on his home country Algeria, and on the Algerian War of …

8500. John, Paul, George, and Ben

Lane Smith

John, Paul, George, and Ben is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Lane Smith. Released in 2006 through Hyperion Books, this picture book tells the story of five of the Founding Fathers of American independence: John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, …

8502. Free Fall

Robert Crais

Free Fall is a 1993 detective novel by Robert Crais. It is the fourth in a series of linked novels centering on the private investigator Elvis Cole. It was nominated for the Edgar Award.

8503. Mind Game

Christine Feehan

Mind Game is the second title in the Ghostwalker Series of paranormal romance by Christine Feehan. It appeared in 15 bestseller lists including those of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.

8509. The Silver Spike

Glen Cook

The Silver Spike is a spin-off from Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The story combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows two former members of The Black Company and the formerly renowned "White Rose" down their own path after parting ways …

8523. Dreams of Joy

Lisa See

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Astonishing . . . one of those hard-to-put-down-until-four-in-the morning books . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles …

8524. Insurgent

Veronica Roth

Insurgent is a 2012 science fiction young adult novel by American novelist Veronica Roth and the second book in the Divergent trilogy. As the sequel to the 2011 bestseller Divergent, it continues the story of Tris Prior and the dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago. …

8525. The Fry Chronicles

Stephen Fry

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography is the 2010 autobiography of Stephen Fry. The book is a continuation from the end of his 1997 publication of his first autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography. Though without a strict chronology, it concentrates on a seven-year …

8526. Promises in Death

Nora Roberts

Promises in Death is a novel by J. D. Robb. It is the 28th novel in the In Death series.

8527. Cousin Bazilio

Jose Maria Eca De Queiros

O Primo Basílio is one of the most highly regarded realist novels of the Portuguese author José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, also known under the modernized spelling Eça de Queirós. He worked in the Portuguese consular service, stationed at 53 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, from …

8528. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a self-help book by Dale Carnegie. It was first printed in Great Britain in 1948 by Richard Clay, Ltd., Bungay Suffolk. It is currently published as a Mass Market Paperback of 352 pages by Pocket, ISBN 0-671-73335-4. Carnegie says in the …

8529. The Graveyard Game

Kage Baker

The Graveyard Game is the fourth installment in the series of science fiction time travel novels by Kage Baker concerning the exploits of The Company.

8530. A Matter of Honour

Jeffrey Archer

It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world.Within days, …

8531. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Anne Rice

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana is a novel depicting the life of Jesus, written by Anne Rice and released in 2008. It is the sequel to Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and is part of a proposed four-part series about the life of Jesus.

8532. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Lois Duncan

I Know What You Did Last Summer is a suspense novel for young adults by Lois Duncan. It was later adapted into the film of the same name.

8533. The Philip K. Dick Reader

Philip K. Dick

The Philip K. Dick Reader is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Citadel Twilight in 1997. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines If, Science Fiction Adventures, Science Fiction Stories, Orbit, Fantasy and …

8535. Parallel Worlds

Michio Kaku

Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos is a popular science book by Michio Kaku first published in 2004.

8536. The Saxon Shore

Jack Whyte

The Saxon Shore is a 1995 novel by Canadian writer Jack Whyte chronicling Caius Merlyn Britannicus's effort to return the baby Arthur to the colony of Camulod and the political events surrounding this. The book is a portrayal of the Arthurian Legend set against the backdrop of …

8537. Bones of the Hills

Conn Iggulden

Bones of the Hills is the third book of the Conqueror series, based on the life of Mongol warlord Genghis by Conn Iggulden. It focuses mainly on the Mongol invasion of Islamic Central Asia, the war against shah Muhammad II of Khwarezm and his son Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu and the …

8538. Sideways

Rex Pickett

Sideways is a 2004 novel by Rex Pickett.

8540. Some Buried Caesar

Rex Stout

Some Buried Caesar is the sixth Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. The story first appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine, under the title "The Red Bull." It was first published in book form by Farrar & Rinehart in 1939. The novel is included in the omnibus …

8541. Asta's Book

Ruth Rendell

Asta's Book is a 1993 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine. It was published in the USA under the title Anna's Book.

8543. Ka : Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

Roberto Calasso

Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India is a book by Roberto Calasso.

8545. A Dedicated Man

Peter Robinson

A Dedicated Man is the second novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1988, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

8546. Uncle Fred in the Springtime

P. G. Wodehouse

Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 18 August 1939 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 25 August 1939 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of Clarence, …

8547. The Colossus and Other Poems

Sylvia Plath

The Colossus and Other Poems is a poetry collection by American poet Sylvia Plath, first published by William Heinemann, in 1960.

8548. The book of chameleons

José Eduardo Agualusa

Félix Ventura trades in an unusual commodity; he is a dealer in memories, clandestinely selling new pasts to people whose futures are secure and who lack only a good lineage to complete their lives. In this completely original murder mystery, where people are not who they seem …

8549. A Step From Heaven

An Na

A Step From Heaven is the first novel by An Na, published in 2001 by Front Street Press. It won the 2002 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association.

8550. Westmark

Lloyd Alexander

Westmark is a fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, named for a fictional kingdom that is its setting. Alternatively, Westmark is a trilogy named for the novel, its first book. The novel won a 1982 National Book Award. Showing influences of the French existentialist writers whose …

8551. Midnight

Erin Hunter

Midnight is a fantasy novel, the first book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: The New Prophecy series. Following The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest, and preceding Moonrise, it was released May 10, 2005. The novel centers on a group of feral cats living in four Clans: ThunderClan, …

8552. The Pyramid

Ismail Kadare

From the Albanian writer who has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize comes a hypnotic narrative of ancient Egypt, a work that is at once a historical novel and an exploration of the horror of untrammeled state power. It is 2600 BC. The Pharaoh Cheops is inclined to forgo the …

8553. Doorways in the Sand

Roger Zelazny

Doorways in the Sand is a Nebula- and Hugo-nominated science fiction novel with detective fiction and comic elements by Roger Zelazny. It was originally published in serial form in the magazine Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact; the hardcover edition was first published in …

8555. Sunstorm

Arthur C. Clarke

Sunstorm is a 2005 science fiction novel co-written by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. It is the second book in the series A Time Odyssey. The books in this series are often likened to the Space Odyssey series, although the Time Odyssey novels ostensibly deal with time …

8556. Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book ThiefFifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her …

8558. The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry is a 2011 book by Jon Ronson in which he explores the concept of psychopathy, along with the broader mental health "industry" including mental health professionals and the mass media. It spent the whole of 2012 on …

8560. Little Big Man

Thomas Berger

Little Big Man is a 1964 novel by American author Thomas Berger. Often described as a satire or parody of the western genre, the book is a modern example of picaresque fiction. Berger made use of a large volume of overlooked first-person primary materials, such as diaries, …

8561. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

8562. Medalon

Jennifer Fallon

Medalon is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the first in a trilogy titled The Demon Child; the other two are Treason Keep and Harshini.

8563. God Knows

Joseph Heller

God Knows is a tragicomedic novel written by Joseph Heller and published in 1984. It is narrated by the Biblical King David of Israel, and purports to be his deathbed memoirs; however, this David does not recount his life in a straightforward fashion, and the storyline is often …

8564. The Bottoms

Joe R. Lansdale

The Bottoms is an Edgar Award winning suspense novel by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

8565. This Perfect Day

Ira Levin

This Perfect Day, by Ira Levin, is a heroic science fiction novel about a technocratic dystopia. It is often compared to Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World. Levin won a Prometheus Award in 1992 for this novel. This Perfect Day is one of two Levin novels yet to be adapted …

8566. The Family

Mario Puzo

The Family is a 2001 novel written by Mario Puzo. The novel is about Pope Alexander VI and his family. Puzo spent over twenty years working on the book off and on, while he wrote others. The novel was finished by his longtime girlfriend, Carol Gino. The Family is effectively his …

8567. The Bourne Betrayal

Eric Van Lustbader

Once, Jason Bourne was notorious in the clandestine world of covert-ops as one of the CIA's most expert international killers for hire. Out of the ashes of his violent past he's emerged today as a Georgetown professor, living a quiet life, retired from danger--until he narrowly …

8568. Eight Skilled Gentlemen

Barry Hughart

The third book in the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox seriesWhen a resepcted mandarin is murdered in the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and his sidekick, Number Ten Ox, are called in to investigate. Thus begins a Sherlockian adventure that takes Master Li and …

8569. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

Richard Fariña

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me is a novel by Richard Fariña. First published in the United States in 1966 the novel, based largely on Fariña's college experiences and travels, is a comic picaresque story that is set in the American West, in Cuba during the Cuban …

8570. Shadow Games

Glen Cook

Shadow Games is the fourth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The series combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, through roughly forty years of its approximately four hundred year history.

8572. Deafening

Frances Itani

Deafening is a 2003 novel written by Frances Itani. Author Frances Itani brings the reader to a small, pre-World War I Ontario town called Deseronto, where the O'Neil family owns a hotel. The book follows the story of Grania O'Neil, a girl who lost her hearing when she was five …

8573. The Grifters

Jim Thompson

The Grifters is a noir fiction novel by Jim Thompson, published in 1963.

8574. Zelda

Nancy Milford

Acclaimedbiographer Nancy Milford brings to life the tormented, elusive personality ofZelda Sayre and clarifies as never before her relationship with F. ScottFitzgerald, tracing the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing womanundone by the clash between her husband’s …

8575. Seven Gothic Tales

Karen Blixen

Seven Gothic Tales is a collection of short stories by the Danish author Karen Blixen, first published in 1934, three years before her popular memoir Out of Africa. The collection, consisting of stories set mostly in the nineteenth century, contains her well-known tales "The …

8576. Powers That Be

Anne McCaffrey

Powers That Be is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

8577. Rising Storm

Erin Hunter

Rising Storm is a children's fantasy novel, the fourth book in the Warriors series, written by Cherith Baldry and Kate Cary under the pen name of Erin Hunter. Rising Storm was written by Kate Cary. The series follows the adventures of four Clans of wild, anthropomorphic cats. In …

8578. Quartet in Autumn

Barbara Pym

Quartet in Autumn is a novel by British novelist Barbara Pym, first published in 1977. It was highly praised and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the top literary prize in the UK. This was considered a comeback novel for Pym; she had fallen out of favor as styles changed, and …

8579. Call It Courage

Armstrong Sperry

Call It Courage is a 1940 children's novel written and illustrated by American author Armstrong Sperry. The novel won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1941.

8580. Blockade Billy

Pamela Stephenson

The inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years -- Pamela Stephenson. Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can …

8581. Bend Sinister

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling …

8582. Aimez-vous Brahms…

Françoise Sagan

Aimez-vous Brahms is a novel by Françoise Sagan, first published in 1959. It was published in the USA in 1960, and was made into a film under the title Goodbye Again in 1961 starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins. It was also adapted as a Hindi film called Jahan Tum Le …

8583. Happiness

Matthieu Ricard

In this groundbreaking book, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves at least as much energy as any other in our lives. Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of …

8584. A Fan's Notes

Frederick Exley

A Fan's Notes is a novel by Frederick Exley, first published in 1968. Subtitled "A Fictional Memoir" and categorized as fiction, the book is semi-autobiographical. In a brief "Note to the reader" in the opening pages Exley asserts Since its publication the book has been …

8585. Crime Passionel

Jean-Paul Sartre

"A highly entertaining political political thriller...the play shows where that peculiarly Gallic combinations of sex, politics and suspense has its origins" (Michael Billington, Guardian) Crime Passionnel reflects Sartre's fascination with the mentality and morality of …

8586. Intruder in the Dust

William Faulkner

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the black's traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man.From the Trade Paperback edition.

8588. Heat and Dust

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Heat and Dust is a novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala which won the Booker Prize in 1975.

8590. The Game

Diana Wynne Jones

The Game is a fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones. It explores a young girl's life and her relation to the "Mythosphere." This book pulls heavily from Greek and even some Russian Mythology.

8591. Désirée

Annemarie Selinko

To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old Desiree can't believe her good fortune. Her fiance, a dashing and ambitious Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised for battlefield success, and no longer will she be just a French merchant's daughter. She could not have known the …

8592. Orphans of Chaos

John C. Wright

Orphans of Chaos is a 2005 science fiction, fantasy novel by John C. Wright. It is the first volume of the Orphans of Chaos trilogy that continues with the novels Fugitives of Chaos and Titans of Chaos.

8594. The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts

Lilian Jackson Braun

When Mrs. Cobb heard unearthly noises in the antique-filled farmhouse, she called Jim Qwilleran for help. But he was too late. It looked as if his kindly ex-housekeeper had been frightened to death--but by whom? Or what? Now Qwilleran's moved into the historic farmhouse with his …

8596. Hammered

Elizabeth Bear

Hammered is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Bear first published on 28 December 2004 by Bantam Spectra. The book won the 2006 Locus Award for Best First Novel. It is the first book of a trilogy made of Hammered, Scardown, and Worldwired.

8598. The Stress of Her Regard

Tim Powers

The Stress of Her Regard is a 1989 horror/fantasy novel by Tim Powers. It was nominated for the 1990 World Fantasy and Locus Awards in 1990, and won a Mythopoeic Award. As with a number of Powers' other novels, it proposes a secret history in which real events have supernatural …

8599. Tears and Laughter

Kahlil Gibran

Tears and Laughter is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

8600. Typee

Herman Melville

Almost from the time of its publication in 1846, Melville's first book, based on his own travels in the South Seas, has been recognized as a classic in the literature of travel and adventure. Although initially rejected as too fantastic to be true, Typee was immensely popular …



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