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.

8601. Flush

Virginia Woolf

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933. Written after the completion of her emotionally draining The Waves, the work returned Woolf to the …

8602. 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.

8603. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean

Justin Somper

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean is a novel by British author Justin Somper, about two children who get separated at sea and are picked up by two very different ships.

8604. The Naked God

Peter F. Hamilton

The Naked God is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the third book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy, following on from The Reality Dysfunction and The Neutronium Alchemist. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 8 October 1999. This was the …

8606. The New Policeman

Kate Thompson

The New Policeman is a children's fantasy novel by Kate Thompson, published by Bodley Head in 2005. Set in Kinvara, Ireland, it features a teenage boy, J. J. Liddy, who learns that "time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies". It inaugurated a series …

8607. 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 …

8608. 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 …

8609. Anna Karenina (Vol. 1)

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

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 …

8610. 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 …

8611. Summertime

J. M. Coetzee

Summertime is a 2009 novel by South African-born Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee. It is the third in a series of fictionalized memoirs by Coetzee and details the life of one John Coetzee from the perspective of five people who have known him. The novel largely takes place in the …

8612. The Pilgrims of Rayne

D. J. MacHale

The Pilgrims of Rayne is the eighth book in D. J. MacHale's Pendragon series. On October 17, 2006, D. J. MacHale announced the title would be The Pilgrims of Rayne in place of the previously announced title, Pendragon the Great. The book was released on May 8, 2007.

8614. Death of a Gossip

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gossip is a mystery novel by M. C. Beaton, first published in 1985. It is set in the fictional town of Lochdubh, Scotland and is the first novel of a series featuring the local constable Hamish Macbeth.

8615. 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.

8616. To Play the Fool

Laurie R. King

To Play the Fool is the second book in the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King. Preceded by A Grave Talent and followed by the novel With Child, it describes the investigation into the murder of a homeless man.

8618. 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.

8619. 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 …

8620. 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 …

8622. Love and War

John Jakes

Love and War is a book published in 1984 that was written by John Jakes.

8623. 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 …

8624. The Queen and I

Sue Townsend

A seminal comic masterpiece of our time, now published for the first time in Penguin.THE MONARCHY HAS BEEN DISMANTLEDWhen a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets andtitles and send them to live on a …

8625. 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.

8627. 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 …

8628. A far cry from Kensington

Muriel Spark

Set on the crazier fringes of 1950s literary London, A Far Cry from Kensington is a delight, hilariously portraying love, fraud, death, evil, and transformation. Mrs. Hawkins, the majestic narrator of A Far Cry from Kensington, takes us well in hand, and leads us back to her …

8629. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Sylvia Plath

I lay there alone in bed, feeling the black shadow creeping up the underside of the world like a flood tide. Nothing held, nothing was left. The silver airplanes and the silver capes all dissolved and vanished, wiped away like the crude drawings of a child in coloured chalk from …

8630. 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 …

8631. Tikki Tikki Tembo

Arlene Mosel

If you haven't already read Tikki Tikki Tembo, you've probably heard at least someone recite the deliriously long name of its protagonist: Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo, by now a famous refrain in most nursery schools. In this beautiful …

8634. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Peter Sís

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain is a children's book written and illustrated by Peter Sís. It received both the American Library Association's Caldecott Honor and ALA's 2008 Robert Silbert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for young readers. It is …

8636. Guests of the Ayatollah

Mark Bowden

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam is a non-fiction work written by Mark Bowden. Guests of the Ayatollah relates the events surrounding the Iran hostage crisis of November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981 at the United States embassy in …

8637. Victory

Joseph Conrad

Victory is a psychological novel by Joseph Conrad first published in 1915, through which Conrad achieved "popular success." The New York Times, however, called it "an uneven book" and "more open to criticism than most of Mr. Conrad's best work." The novel's "most striking formal …

8638. The Remorseful Day

Colin Dexter

'Where does this all leave us, sir?' 'Things are moving fast.' 'We're getting near the end, you mean?' 'We were always near the end . . .' For a year, the murder of Yvonne Harrison has baffled Thames Valley CID. But one man has yet to tackle the case - and it is just the sort of …

8639. Love, etc

Julian Barnes

Love, etc is a novel by Julian Barnes published in 2000, although it is also the title of a French film based on his earlier novel Talking it Over.

8640. An American Dream

Norman Mailer

An American Dream is Norman Mailer's fourth novel, published by Dial Press. Mailer wrote it in serialized form for Esquire, consciously attempting to resurrect the methodology used by Charles Dickens and other earlier novelists, with Mailer writing each chapter against monthly …

8641. Camp Concentration

Thomas M. Disch

Camp Concentration is a 1968 science fiction novel by American author Thomas M. Disch. After being serialized in New Worlds in 1967, it was published by Hart-Davis in the UK in 1968 and by Doubleday in the US in 1969. Translations have been published in Dutch, French, German, …

8643. The Red Necklace

Sally Gardner

The Red Necklace is a young adult historical novel by Sally Gardner, published by Orion in 2007. It is a story of the French Revolution, interwoven with gypsy magic. The audiobook is narrated by Tom Hiddleston. The Silver Blade is a sequel set during the Reign of Terror. US …

8644. Lord of the Silver Bow

David Gemmell

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow is a 2005 historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming part of his Troy Series. According to WorldCat it is found in over 650 libraries. Backcover blurb: Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young …

8646. Oil!

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

Oil! is a novel by Upton Sinclair published in 1927 told as a third person narrative, with only the opening pages written in the second person. The book was written in the context of the Harding administration's Teapot Dome Scandal and takes place in Southern California. It is a …

8647. Caravans

James A. Michener

Caravans, a novel by James A. Michener, was published in 1963. The story is set in Afghanistan immediately following World War II. The protagonist, Mark Miller, is stationed in Kabul at the American embassy and is given the assignment of an investigation to find a young woman, …

8649. The Saturdays

Elizabeth Enright

The Saturdays is a children's novel by the award-winning author Elizabeth Enright. It is the first of her four books about the Melendy family, followed by The Four-Story Mistake, Then There Were Five, and Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze. It tells of the adventures of the four …

8650. The Onion Field

Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field is a 1973 nonfiction book by Joseph Wambaugh, a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department, chronicling the kidnapping of two plainclothes LAPD officers by a pair of criminals during an evening traffic stop and the subsequent murder of Officer Ian James …

8651. Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defence of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. It went through four …

8652. How the Dead Live

Will Self

How the Dead Live is a novel by Will Self. It was originally published by Bloomsbury in 2000.

8653. Hammer of the Gods

Stephen Davis

Hammer of the Gods is a book written by music journalist Stephen Davis, published in 1985. It is an unauthorized biography of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. After its release it became a New York Times bestseller paperback, and is hyped by its publisher as being the best …

8654. The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

The Stories of Ray Bradbury is, as the title suggests, an anthology containing 100 short stories by American writer Ray Bradbury and was first published by Knopf in 1980. The hundred stories, written from 1943 to 1980, were selected by the author himself. Bradbury's work had …

8655. 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 …

8656. Dragons in the Waters

Madeleine L'Engle

Dragons in the Waters is a 1976 young adult murder mystery by Madeleine L'Engle, the second title to feature her character Polly O'Keefe. Its protagonist is thirteen-year-old Simon Bolivar Quentin Phair Renier, an impoverished orphan from an aristocratic Southern family. The …

8657. Dorsai!

Gordon R. Dickson

Dorsai! is the first published book of the incomplete Childe Cycle series of science fiction novels by Gordon R. Dickson. While it is the first book published in the series, later books are set both before and after the events in Dorsai!. The novel was originally published in …

8658. End in Tears

Ruth Rendell

End in Tears is a novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell, the twentieth in her acclaimed Inspector Wexford series.

8659. The Wish

Gail Carson Levine

Ah, the ancient mysteries of life. Why are the popular people popular? What's different about them--what makes them special? In The Wish, award-winning author Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night) explores the age-old question with a simple premise: a girl who is …

8661. Whipping Star

Frank Herbert

Whipping Star is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It is the first full-length novel set in the ConSentiency universe established by Herbert in his novelette The Tactful Saboteur.

8662. Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and …

Peter Hessler

Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present is a book by Peter Hessler.

8663. Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes

Meet the marvelous Pyes— There is Mrs. Pye, the youngest mother in town; Mr. Pye, a famous bird man, who handles all the nation’s important bird problems; Rachel Pye, who is so reasonable she can make unreasonable ideas sound like good ones; Jerry Pye, who knows about …

8665. Not the End of the World

Kate Atkinson

Not the End of the World is a short story collection by British writer Kate Atkinson. It is mostly set in Scotland, and an experiment in magic realism. The collection was first published in 2002 by Doubleday. It contains 12 loosely connected stories: "Charlene and Trudi Go …

8666. The Voice of the Night

Dean Koontz

The Voice of the Night is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1980 under the pseudonym Brian Coffey.

8668. 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 …

8670. The Burning Wire

Jeffery Deaver

The Burning Wire is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver featuring the officially retired, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. It is the ninth novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series.

8675. Experience

Martin Amis

"We live in the age of mass loquacity," Martin Amis writes by way of introduction to Experience, thereby placing the reader in a curious bind. How to feel about a memoir by a writer who deplores our current enthusiasm for memoirs? Can such a public appeal for private life be …

8679. Jane and Prudence

Barbara Pym

This early novel by Barbara Pym captures the charm and folly of English middle-class life. The two title characters share a devoted friendship based on memories of Oxford school days, poetry and their neighbors' private affairs- all discussed over leisurely lunches. And they …

8680. The Gilded Chain

Dave Duncan

The Gilded Chain is a book published in 1998 that was written by Dave Duncan.

8681. Dragon's Fire

Anne McCaffrey

Dragon's Fire is a science fiction novel novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey, Published in 2006, it was the twentieth book in the Dragonriders of Pern series that she initiated in 1967. Dragon's Fire may be considered the second of a …

8685. The Body Snatchers

Jack Finney

The Body Snatchers is a 1955 science fiction novel by Jack Finney, originally serialized in Colliers Magazine in 1954, which describes the town of Mill Valley, California, being invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds replace sleeping people with …

8686. Triplanetary

E. E. Doc Smith

Triplanetary is a science fiction novel and space opera by E. E. Smith. It was first serialized in the magazine Amazing Stories in 1934. After the original four novels of the Lensman series were published, Smith expanded and reworked Triplanetary into the first of two prequels. …

8687. The center of the world

Andreas Steinhöfel

Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother’s long list—third in a series of affairs that have set Phil’s family even further apart from the critical townspeople …

8688. A Small Town in Germany

John le Carré

A Small Town in Germany is a 1968 espionage novel by British author John le Carré. It is set in Bonn, the "small town" of the title, against a background of concern that former Nazis were returning to positions of power in West Germany.

8689. Shyness and dignity

Dag Solstad

An Ibsen scholar falls desperately out of society—publication coinciding with Ibsen's 100th anniversary celebrations In front of him, twenty-nine young men and women about the age of eighteen who looked at him and returned his greeting. He asked them to take out their school …

8690. Mengele Zoo

Gert Nygårdshaug

Mengele Zoo is a novel from 1989 by the Norwegian author Gert Nygårdshaug. The story is about "Mino Aquiles Portoguesa" who is born in a village in Latin America's rain forests. His father teaches him to hunt butterflies. One day a disaster ruin his village, and "Mino" has to go …

8692. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Kiran Desai

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is a novel by Kiran Desai published in 1998. It is her first book and won the top prize for the Betty Trask Awards in 1998. It is set in the Indian village of Shahkot and follows the exploits of a young man, Sampath Chawla, trying to avoid the …

8693. The Nick Adams Stories

Ernest Hemingway

The Nick Adams Stories is a volume of short stories written by Ernest Hemingway published in 1972, a decade after the author's death. In the volume, all the stories featuring Nick Adams, published in various collections during Hemingway's lifetime, are compiled in a single …

8694. The Meme Machine

Susan Blackmore

The Meme Machine is a popular science book by psychologist Susan Blackmore on the subject of memes. Blackmore attempts to constitute memetics as a science by discussing its empirical and analytic potential, as well as some important problems with memetics. The first half of the …

8695. Jane of Lantern Hill

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Jane of Lantern Hill is a novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. The book was adapted into a 1990 telefilm, Lantern Hill, by Sullivan Films, the producer of the highly popular Anne of Green Gables television miniseries and the television series Road to Avonlea.

8696. Armadale

Wilkie Collins

Armadale is a mystery novel by Wilkie Collins.

8697. As Simple as Snow

Gregory Galloway

As Simple As Snow is a mystery novel by Gregory Galloway. It tells the story of a high-school aged narrator who meets a Gothic girl, Anna Cayne. Through postcards, a shortwave radio, various mix-CDs, and other erratic interests, Cayne eventually wins the heart of the narrator. …

8698. Badenheim 1939

Aharon Appelfeld

Badenheim 1939 is an Israeli novel by Aharon Appelfeld. First published in Hebrew in 1978 as באדנהיים עיר נופש, it was his first novel to be translated into English, and was subsequently translated into many other languages. Described as "the greatest novel of the Holocaust", …

8699. The Names

Don DeLillo

Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, …

8700. What the Night Knows

Dean Koontz

What the Night Knows is a 2010 novel by bestselling author Dean Koontz. It reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Following the events of the novella "Darkness Under the Sun," it follows the life of John Calvino, a survivor of a violent attack on his family and …

8701. The Electric Michelangelo

Sarah Hall

Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy -- a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy reinvents himself in the incandescent …

8702. Terminal Freeze

Lincoln Child

Terminal Freeze is the fourth solo novel by Lincoln Child. The novel was released on February 24, 2009 by Random House. This is also the second novel in the Jeremy Logan series.

8703. Halo: The Flood

William C. Dietz

Halo: The Flood is a military science fiction novel by William C. Dietz, based on the Halo series of video games and based specifically on the 2001 video game Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game in the series. The book was released in April 2003 and is the second Halo novel. …

8705. The Road to Gandolfo

Robert Ludlum

The Road to Gandolfo is a story by Michael Shepherd about General MacKenzie Hawkins, a military legend and Army veteran. He defaces an important Chinese memorial as a result of being drugged by a Chinese general and is later kicked out of the Army. Seeking revenge, he plots to …

8707. Return of the Bunny Suicides

Andy Riley

Return of the Bunny Suicides is the second bestselling book of black comedy cartoons by Andy Riley that depict the various ways bunnies attempt to kill themselves.

8708. Rocannon's World

Ursula K. Le Guin

Rocannon's World is Ursula K. Le Guin's first novel. It was published in 1966 as an Ace Double, along with Avram Davidson's The Kar-Chee Reign, following the tête-bêche format. Though it is one of Le Guin's many works set in the universe of the technological Hainish Cycle, the …

8710. The Compass Rose

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Compass Rose is a 1982 collection of short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is organized into sections on the theme of directions, though not strictly compass-related as the title implies. It won the Locus Award for best Single Author Collection in 1983.

8714. Night Game

Christine Feehan

Night Game is the third title in the Ghostwalker Series of paranormal romances by Christine Feehan. The novel appeared on several bestseller lists including those of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today.

8717. Brokedown Palace

Steven Brust

Brokedown Palace is Steven Brust's only stand-alone novel set in Dragaera. It was originally published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1986 and reprinted several times over the next decade. A British edition appeared in 1991. Orb, an imprint of Tor Books, brought the …

8718. Things the Grandchildren Should Know

Mark Oliver Everett

Things the Grandchildren Should Know is an autobiographic book by Mark Oliver Everett who is the front man of the independent rock band Eels. Everett spent a year composing the book between the release of the retrospectives Meet The Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1 and Useless …

8720. Brass Man

Neal Asher

Brass Man is a 2005 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. It is the third novel in the Gridlinked sequence.

8721. Burma Chronicles

Guy Delisle

A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping pointAfter developing his acclaimed style of firsthand reporting with his bestselling graphic novels Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China, Guy Delisle is back with The Burma …

8722. Minx

Julia Quinn

It takes a minx to tempt a rogue...Beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian′s estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes …

8723. Tears and Laughter

Kahlil Gibran

Tears and Laughter is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

8724. The Civil War, Vol. II

Shelby Foote

Fredericksburg To Meridian is the 1963 second volume of The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote.

8726. All Quiet on the Orient Express

Magnus Mills

All Quiet on the Orient Express is the second novel by Booker shortlisted author Magnus Mills, published in 1999. As with his first novel it is a tragi-comedy with an unnamed narrator dealing with apparently simple but increasingly sinister situations.

8727. Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

Harlan Ellison

A Grand Master of Science Fiction and the multiple-award-winning author of A Boy and His Dog presents seven stunning stories of speculative fiction. Hugo Award winner I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is living legend Harlan Ellison’s masterpiece of future warfare. In a …

8731. Black Spring

Henry Miller

Black Spring is a novel by the American writer Henry Miller, published in 1936 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France. Black Spring was Miller's second published novel, following Tropic of Cancer and preceding Tropic of Capricorn. It is divided in ten almost independent sections.

8733. Remember Me

Christopher Pike

Remember Me is a book published in 1989 that was written by Christopher Pike.

8734. The Black Circle

Patrick Carman

The Black Circle is the fifth book in The 39 Clues series and is written by Patrick Carman. This book was released on August 11, 2009. Amy and Dan Cahill, the protagonists of the series, try to follow a Lucian secret which was stolen by the Nazis during World War II. They also …

8735. The Last Patriot

Brad Thor

The Last Patriot is a thriller written by American novelist Brad Thor. It tells the story of counter-terrorism agent Scot Harvath's attempts to uncover a revelation that could damage the standing of radical Islam. In the book's plot, the Islamic prophet Mohammed is depicted as …

8736. The Devil in Amber

Mark Gatiss

Lucifer Box is feeling his age. Assigned to observe the activities of fascist leader Olympus Mons and his fanatical Amber Shirts in a snow-bound New York, he finds himself framed for a vicious murder.

8737. Conquistador

S. M. Stirling

Conquistador is a 2003 alternate history novel by S. M. Stirling. Its point of divergence occurs when the empire of Alexander the Great endures long after Alexander's death, creating a markedly different history that prevents the European conquest of the Americas. Most of the …

8738. The Sacred Art of Stealing

Christopher Brookmyre

The Sacred Art of Stealing is a satirical crime novel by the Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre. It is the author's seventh book and is a stand alone sequel to A Big Boy did it and Ran Away. The book is a tale of the unusual romance between likable thief, half Scottish half …

8739. Little Green Men

Christopher Buckley

Little Green Men is a satirical novel by Christopher Buckley, first published in 1999. The novel follows a fictional "Inside the Beltway" talk-show host whose career and life is altered forever when he is abducted by aliens.

8740. The Sunrise Lands

S. M. Stirling

The Sunrise Lands is a post-apocalyptic 2007 novel by alternate history author S. M. Stirling. It is the fourth novel set in the Emberverse series. The core of the story is a quest by the sons and daughters of all the main characters from the first trilogy, to travel across the …

8741. Feast of Souls

Celia S. Friedman

Feast of Souls is a fantasy novel by Celia S. Friedman. It is the first book in the Magister Trilogy. It was published in 2007 by DAW books. In this first book of the trilogy, Friedman introduces readers to a world of high fantasy, replete with vampire-like magical powers, …

8742. River's End (1999)

Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a seductively suspenseful tale of one woman’s shattered innocence, the terrifying search for truth and a heart’s journey toward healing…Olivia’s parents were among Hollywood’s golden couples—until the night a monster …

8744. A Kiss Before Dying

Ira Levin

A Kiss Before Dying not only debuted the talent of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews, it also set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense. Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal …

8745. Songs of the Doomed

Hunter S. Thompson

Gonzo Papers, Vol. 3: Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream is a book by the American writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, originally published in 1990. This third installment of The Gonzo Papers is a chronologically arranged selection of …

8746. Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1950. The first edition retailed at $2.50. The later collections The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Poirot's Early Cases, …

8747. The Ebony Tower

John Fowles

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

8748. Dragonkeeper

Carole Wilkinson

Dragonkeeper is a children's fantasy novel by Australian author Carole Wilkinson. It is the first book of the Dragonkeeper trilogy. The second book is Garden of the Purple Dragon, first published in 2005, and the third Dragon Moon, first published in 2007. There is also a …

8750. Blue Moon Rising

Simon R. Green

Blue Moon Rising is a fantasy novel by British author, Simon R. Green. The first in a series of four books in the Forest Kingdom series with the main protagonists appearing in six books in the Hawk & Fisher series by Green. The book had a troubled launch with many publishers …

8752. Sea of Swords

R. A. Salvatore

Sea of Swords is the third and final book in R.A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness.

8754. Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Omnibus Edition

Clamp (manga artists)

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

8758. Melting Stones

Tamora Pierce

Melting Stones, a fantasy novel by young adult author Tamora Pierce, was released by Full Cast Audio as an audiobook original in October 2007, and was released in print form by Scholastic in the summer of 2008. The book takes place after the events of Street Magic and the 2013 …

8759. The Burning Land

Bernard Cornwell

The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.At the end of the ninth …

8761. My Uncle Oswald

Roald Dahl

My Uncle Oswald is an adult novel written by Roald Dahl. The novel stars Uncle Oswald, a character who previously appeared in "The Visitor" and "Bitch", two short stories also written by Roald Dahl. In his 1980 review, Vance Bourjaily said: What can be said is that "My Uncle …

8762. Faust Part Two

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The second part of Goethe's masterpiece opens with Faust struggling to recover from the death of his beloved Gretchen. The quick-witted demon Mephistopheles soon persuades him to look beyond his sorrow and enter the world of politics and power, but the great scholar is still …

8763. Each Little Bird That Sings

Deborah Wiles

Each Little Bird That Sings is a 2005 novel aimed for people of all ages, by Deborah Wiles, the author of Love, Ruby Lavender. It won the 2006 Association of Booksellers for Children E. B. White Read Aloud Award for older children, was a finalist at the 2005 United States …

8764. The Counterlife

Philip Roth

The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect …

8765. OP Second Nature

Alice Hoffman

A New York Times bestseller, Second Nature tells the story of a suburban woman, Robin Moore, who discovers her own free spirit through a stranger she brings home to her perfectly ordered neighborhood. As Robin impulsively draws this beautiful, uncivilized man into her …

8766. 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 …

8767. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

Samuel R. Delany

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction novel by Samuel R. Delany. It was part of a planned duology whose second half, The Splendor and Misery of Bodies, of Cities, remains unfinished.

8769. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

Christopher Vogler

The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers is a popular screenwriting textbook by writer Christopher Vogler, focusing on the theory that most stories can be boiled down to a series of narrative structures and character archetypes, described through mythological allegory. …

8770. Middle Passage

Charles R. Johnson

Middle Passage is a historical novel by Charles R. Johnson about the final voyage of an illegal American slave ship. Set in 1830, it presents a personal and historical perspective of the illegal slave trade in the United States, telling the story of Rutherford Calhoun, a freed …

8771. The Icarus Agenda

Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and then silently disappeared. Now, …

8772. De Grot

Tim Krabbé

A stunning psychological thriller about friship, drugs, and murder from the author of The Vanishing.Egon Wagter and Axel van de Graaf met when they were both fourteen and on vacation in Belgium. Axel is fascinating, filled with an amoral energy by which the more prudent, less …

8773. Gust front

John Ringo

Gust Front is the second book in John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series. Earth has had some time to prepare for the Posleen invasion, but it may not be enough to stop the onslaught.

8775. 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 …

8776. Mommie Dearest

Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was published in 1978.

8777. A Dying Light in Corduba

Lindsey Davis

A Dying Light in Corduba is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8778. Crash

Jerry Spinelli

A modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli. "Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred reviewCocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan got his nickname the day he used his first football helmet to knock …

8779. The Sibley Guide to Birds

David Allen Sibley

The Sibley Guide to Birds is a reference work and field guide for the birds found in the North American region as defined by the American Birding Association. It is written and illustrated by ornithologist David Allen Sibley. The book provides details on 810 species of birds, …

8780. Het psalmenoproer

Maarten 't Hart

Het psalmenoproer is a novel by Dutch author Maarten 't Hart. It was first published in 2006. It is set between 1739 and 1811.

8781. Swords Against Death

Fritz Leiber

Swords Against Death is a fantasy short story collection by Fritz Leiber featuring his sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. It is chronologically the second volume in the complete seven volume edition of the collected stories devoted to the characters. It is an …

8783. Remnant Population

Elizabeth Moon

Remnant Population is a 1996 science fiction novel by American writer Elizabeth Moon. The story revolves around an old woman who decides to remain behind on a colony world after the company who sent her there pulls out. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1997.

8784. The Bloody Sun

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1964. The novel was substantially rewritten, expanded, and republished under the same title in 1979; Bradley's short story "To Keep the Oath" was …

8785. Dark Celebration

Christine Feehan

Dark Celebration is a paranormal/suspense novel written by American author Christine Feehan. Published in 2006, it is the 17th book in her Dark Series. and is unique among the other books in the series, offering glimpses of life from previous characters from the series as well …

8786. God in the Dock

C. S. Lewis

God in the Dock is a collection of essays and speeches from C. S. Lewis. Its title implies "God on Trial" and is based on an analogy made by Lewis suggesting that modern human beings, rather than seeing themselves as standing before God in judgement, prefer to place God on trial …

8787. 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 …

8789. Indemnity Only

Sara Paretsky

Indemnity Only is a mystery novel written by Sara Paretsky.

8790. The Last Sin Eater

Francine Rivers

The Last Sin Eater is a 1998 Christian book by the American author Francine Rivers. It deals with the themes of sin, guilt and forgiveness, and tells about the atonement of Jesus Christ.

8792. Robopocalypse

Daniel H. Wilson

Robopocalypse is a science fiction book by Daniel H. Wilson published in 2011. With a PhD in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, the author based the robots in the novel on work in robotics research. It is written in present tense. Sources like Robert Crais and Booklist …

8793. Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century

Marcus

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century is a non-fiction book by American rock-music critic Greil Marcus that examines popular music and art as a social critique of Western culture. The book covers 20th century avant-garde art movements like Dadaism, Lettrist …

8794. The Creators

Daniel J. Boorstin

The Creators is a non-fiction work of cultural history by Daniel Boorstin published in 1992 and is the second volume in what has become known as the Knowledge Trilogy. It was preceded by The Discoverers and succeeded by The Seekers.

8795. Allies of the Night

Darren Shan

Allies of the Night is the eighth book of The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is part of the Vampire War Trilogy, which comprises three books: Hunters of the Dusk, Allies of the Night and Killers of the Dawn. Allies of the Night was first published in Great Britain by …

8796. The Biographer's Tale

A. S. Byatt

The Biographer's Tale is a book by A. S. Byatt. The story is about a postgraduate student, Phineas G. Nanson, who decides to write a biography about an obscure biographer, Scholes Destry-Scholes. During the course of his research he fails to learn much about the actual subject …

8797. Poison

Chris Wooding

Poison is a young-adult English-language fantasy novel written by Chris Wooding, published in 2003. It is a highly metafictional novel which follows the adventures of a young female protagonist named Poison as she attempts to rescue her sister from the Phaerie Realm. It contains …

8798. Farmer Giles of Ham

J. R. R. Tolkien

"Farmer Giles of Ham" is a comic Medieval fable written by J. R. R. Tolkien in 1937 and published in 1949. The story describes the encounters between Farmer Giles and a wily dragon named Chrysophylax, and how Giles manages to use these to rise from humble beginnings to rival the …

8799. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and …

8800. The Wisdom of Insecurity

Alan Watts

Alan Watts' philosophical exploration of man's drive for psychological security.



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