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.

8801. The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848

E. J. Hobsbawm

The Age of Revolution: Europe: 1789–1848 is a book by Eric Hobsbawm, first published in 1962. It is the first in a trilogy of books about "the long 19th century", followed by The Age of Capital: 1848–1875, and The Age of Empire: 1875–1914. A fourth book, The Age of Extremes: The …

8802. Farmer Giles of Ham

Wayne G. Hammond

"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 …

8803. 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 …

8804. 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.

8806. The Wisdom of Insecurity

Alan Watts

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

8807. Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, So …

Luigi Pirandello

Six Characters in Search of an Author is a 1921 Italian play by Luigi Pirandello, first performed in that year. An absurdist metatheatrical play about the relationship between authors, their characters, and theatre practitioners, it premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome to a …

8808. 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 …

8810. 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.

8811. For the Win

Cory Doctorow

For the Win is the second young adult science fiction novel by Canadian author Cory Doctorow. It was released in May 2010. The novel is available free on the author's website as a Creative Commons download, and is also published in traditional paper form by Tor Books. The book …

8812. 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 …

8813. 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, …

8814. A Dying Light in Corduba

Lindsey Davis

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

8815. Tears and Laughter

Kahlil Gibran

Tears and Laughter is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

8816. 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 …

8817. The Named

Marianne Curley

The Named is a fantasy novel written by Marianne Curley. It is the first book in the Guardians of Time Trilogy.

8818. Maia

Richard Adams

Maia is a fantasy novel by Richard Adams, published in 1984.

8819. The Best Laid Plans

Sidney Sheldon

The Best Laid Plans is a 1997 novel by Sidney Sheldon. Possible inspiration for the title comes from a paraphrasing of the Robert Burns poem "To a Mouse" into modern English.

8820. The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants is a children's novel series by American author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The series revolves around two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, living in Piqua, Ohio, and Captain Underpants, an aptly named superhero from one of the boys' homemade …

8822. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Jerome; Hugh Lofting

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was the second of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books to be published, coming out in 1922. It is nearly four times longer than its predecessor and the writing style is pitched at a more mature audience. The scope of the novel is vast; it is …

8823. 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.

8824. The Legion of the Damned

Sven Hassel

Legion of the Damned is the first in a series of fourteen World War II novels written by Sven Hassel. The book covers a chronological period of a number of years, starting with the protagonist's arrest and time in German concentration camps, and ending with his being an officer …

8825. Indemnity Only

Sara Paretsky

Indemnity Only is a mystery novel written by Sara Paretsky.

8826. 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.

8827. 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.

8828. The Virginian

Owen Wister

The Virginian is a 1902 novel set in the Wild West by the American author Owen Wister. It describes the life of a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and was the first true western ever written, aside from short stories and pulp dime novels. The Virginian paved the way for many …

8830. Point Omega

Don DeLillo

Writing about conspiracy theory in Libra , government cover-ups in White Noise , the Cold War in Underworld , and 9/11 in Falling Man , “DeLillo’s books have been weirdly prophetic about twenty-first century America” ( The New York Times Book Review ). Now, in Point Omega , he …

8831. Dark Moon Defender

Sharon Shinn

Dark Moon Defender is a book published in 2006 that was written by Sharon Shinn.

8832. The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labour camp system. The three-volume book is a narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a gulag labor camp. …

8833. Playing with Fire

Peter Robinson

Playing with Fire is the fourteenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2004, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

8835. Dreams of Steel

Glen Cook

Dreams of Steel is the fifth 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.

8836. Like the Flowing River

Paulo Coelho

Like the Flowing River: Stories is a 2006 story collection of Paulo Coelho. Like the Flowing River is a collection of reflections from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. In this riveting collection of thoughts and stories, he offers his personal reflections on a wide range of …

8837. Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart

Jane Lindskold

Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart is the second book in the Firekeeper Saga by Jane Lindskold.

8838. The Music of the Primes

Marcus du Sautoy

The paperback of the critically-acclaimed popular science book by a writer who is fast becoming a celebrity mathematician.Prime numbers are the very atoms of arithmetic. They also embody one of the most tantalising enigmas in the pursuit of human knowledge. How can one predict …

8839. Bliss

Peter Carey

This novel, by the author of "Oscar and Lucinda", tells the story of a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell. For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is, and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the …

8840. Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Simone Beck

The perfect gift for any follower of Julia Child—and any lover of French food. This boxed set brings together Mastering the Art of French Cooking, first published in 1961, and its sequel, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two, published in 1970.Volume One is the …

8841. Out of My Mind

Sharon Draper

Out of My Mind is a novel by Sharon M. Draper, a New York Times bestselling author. The cover illustration of the fifth edition is by Daniel Chang, and the cover photography is by Cyril Bruneau/Jupiter Images. A reading group guide is enclosed. The book is recommended for ages …

8842. Theaetetus

Plato

The Theaetetus is one of Plato's dialogues concerning the nature of knowledge, written circa 369 BC. In this dialogue, Socrates and Theaetetus discuss three definitions of knowledge: knowledge as nothing but perception, knowledge as true judgement, and, finally, knowledge as a …

8843. Rob Roy

Walter Scott

Going back to the original manuscripts, a team of scholars has uncovered what Scott originally wrote and intended his public to read before errors, misreadings and expurgations crept in during production. Rob Roy is set in 1715, but it is less concerned with the Jacobite Rising …

8844. The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum, is a children's novel, the 7th set in the Land of Oz. Characters include the Woozy, Ojo "the Unlucky", Unc Nunkie, Dr. Pipt, Scraps, and others. The book was first published on July 1, 1913, with illustrations by John R. Neill. In 1914, …

8845. The Janson Directive

Robert Ludlum

Even after death, Robert Ludlum remains the master of the international spy caper, and whether this posthumously published new thriller was cobbled together by a real ghost or already completed before Ludlum died doesn't matter. All the trademarked Ludlum gifts of plotting, …

8846. Detective Inspector Huss

Helene Tursten

One of the most prominent citizens of Göteborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a “society suicide” soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder. Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high-stakes investigation. …

8847. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a novel by Robert Tressell first published in 1914 after his death in 1911. An explicitly political work, it is widely regarded as a classic of working-class literature. It placed seventy-second in the 2003 The Big Read survey conducted by …

8849. The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of …

Dalai Lama

Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world, and in their wake have left an uneasy coexistence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical inquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the …

8851. Kill the Messenger

Tami Hoag

Kill the Messenger is a suspense thriller by author Tami Hoag. The hardcover edition of the novel was first published in July 2004. In March 2006 the book was released in mass market paperback. That same month the paperback edition rose to No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller …

8852. Eureka Street

Robert McLiam Wilson

Romantic Ireland is definitely dead and gone. With the exhilarating Eureka Street, Robert McLiam Wilson cheerfully and obscenely sends it to its grave. Jake Jackson, his thoughtful anti-hero, finds Belfast's tragedies are built on comedy: Catholics and Protestants so intent on …

8853. Foundation and Chaos

Greg Bear

Foundation and Chaos is a science fiction novel by Greg Bear, set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe. It is the second book of the Second Foundation trilogy, which was written after Asimov's death by three authors, authorized by the Asimov estate.

8854. Saint Camber

Katherine Kurtz

Saint Camber is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ballantine Books in 1978. It was the fifth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the second book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of Culdi. The …

8855. Windhaven

Lisa Tuttle

George R. R. Martin has thrilled a generation of readers with his epic works of the imagination, most recently the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling saga told in the novels A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords. Lisa Tuttle has won acclaim from …

8856. To Catch an Heiress

Julia Quinn

Caroline Trent is fed up with her greedy guardian, Oliver Prewitt, and his nitwit son, Percy. With only six weeks to go until she can claim her inheritance and rid herself of them, Percy attempts to forcibly seduce her. Fortunately, Caroline has a pistol at hand and she uses …

8857. Only Begotten Daughter

James K. Morrow

Only Begotten Daughter is a 1990 fantasy novel written by James Morrow, setting the stage for his later Godhead Trilogy. The book shared the 1991 World Fantasy Award with Ellen Kushner's Thomas the Rhymer. It was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1990, and …

8858. The Rats

James Herbert

The Rats is a horror novel written by British writer James Herbert. This was Herbert's first novel and included graphic depictions of death and mutilation. A film adaptation was made in 1982, called Deadly Eyes. A 1985 adventure game for the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum based on …

8859. Pavane

Keith Roberts

Pavane by Keith Roberts is an alternative history science fiction fix-up novel first published by Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd in 1968. Most of the original stories were published in Science Fantasy. An additional story, "The White Boat", was added in later editions. Comprising a cycle …

8860. Outbound Flight

Timothy Zahn

It began as the ultimate voyage of discovery–only to become the stuff of lost Republic legend . . . and a dark chapter in Jedi history. Now, at last, acclaimed author Timothy Zahn returns to tell the whole extraordinary story of the remarkable–and doomed–Outbound Flight …

8861. The Seven Songs of Merlin

T. A. Barron

The Seven Songs of Merlin is a work of literature by T. A. Barron, published by Penguin. The Seven Songs of Merlin is the second story in a five story epic known as The Lost Years of Merlin. These books chronicle the childhood of Merlin.

8862. Nymphomation

Jeff Noon

Nymphomation is a novel by British author Jeff Noon, first published in 1997. In terms of publishing history Nymphomation is the 4th novel in Noon's 'Vurt' series, following publication of Vurt, Pollen and Automated Alice, though being set predominantly in 1999 it can be …

8863. 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 …

8864. The Gangs of New York

Herbert Asbury

The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld is an American non-fiction book by Herbert Asbury, first published in 1927 by Garden City Publishing Company.

8865. Soul Eater

Michelle Paver

Soul Eater is the third book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series written by Michelle Paver. "It's winter, and Wolf, Torak's beloved pack-brother has been captured by an unknown foe. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the Far North. As they …

8866. Revenge of the Lawn

Richard Brautigan

Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970 is a collection of 62 short stories written by the American author Richard Brautigan from 1962 to 1970. Like most of Brautigan's works, the stories are whimsical, simply themed, and often surreal. Many of the stories were originally …

8868. The Discworld Mapp

Terry Pratchett

The Discworld Mapp is an atlas that contains a large, fold out map of the Discworld fictional world, drawn by Stephen Player to the directions of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. It also contains a short booklet relating the adventures and explorers of the Disc and their …

8869. Lily's Crossing

Patricia Reilly Giff

Lily's Crossing is a young adult novel by the American author Patricia Reilly Giff published in 1997. It received a Newbery Honor award in 1998.

8870. Palimpsest

Catherynne M. Valente

Palimpsest is a novel by Catherynne M. Valente, published in March 2009. It follows four separate characters as they discover and explore a mysterious city accessed only at night. In an interview with Terri Windling at Fantasy Book Critic, Valente describes the book: "Palimpsest …

8871. Among the Brave

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Brave is a 2004 book by Margaret Peterson Haddix, about a time in which drastic measures have been taken to quell overpopulation. It is the fifth of seven novels in the Shadow Children series.

8872. Dumbing Us Down

John Taylor Gatto

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling is a book by teacher John Taylor Gatto. It has sold over 200,000 copies and consists of a multitude of speeches given by the author. The book proposes that radical change is needed to the American educational system …

8873. Windmills of the Gods

Sidney Sheldon

Windmills of the Gods is a 1987 thriller novel by American writer Sidney Sheldon.

8874. Underdog

Torbjörn Flygt

Underdog is a 2001 novel by Swedish author Torbjörn Flygt. It won the August Prize in 2001.

8875. The Lions of Lucerne

Brad Thor

The Lions of Lucerne is a spy novel published in 2002 and written by American novelist Brad Thor.

8876. Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now

Maya Angelou

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, published in 1993, is African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou's first book of essays. It was published shortly after she recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration. Journey consists of …

8877. The Witches of Karres

James H. Schmitz

The Witches of Karres is a novel by James H. Schmitz. It is his best known book, and is considered a science fiction classic. It falls within the genre of space opera and features well-developed characters, a mix of both fantasy and hard science fiction as well as a sense of …

8878. The Seeing Stone

Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Seeing Stone, or Arthur: The Seeing Stone, is a historical novel for children or young adults, written by Kevin Crossley-Holland and published by Orion in 2000, the first book of the so-called Arthur trilogy. Set primarily in the March of Wales during A.D. 1199 and 1200, it …

8879. Caribbean

James A. Michener

The historical novel Caribbean, written by James A. Michener, depicts the history of the Caribbean region from the time of the native Arawak tribes until about 1990. It mixes fact and fiction as Michener notes in the foreword. For example, the story about the island of All …

8880. The American

Henry James

The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876–1877 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an …

8882. Two for the Lions

Lindsey Davis

Two for the Lions is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis, set in Rome and Tripolitania between December AD 73 and May AD 74, during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. The main character is Marcus Didius Falco, Informer and Imperial Agent. The book is the tenth in Davis' Falco series. …

8884. Are Men Necessary?

Maureen Dowd

Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide is a book written by American author and The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. It received a torrent of criticism and created controversy regarding classic problems facing women balancing careers and families. The book was not well …

8885. You Are Not a Stranger Here

Adam Haslett

The publication of “Notes to My Biographer,” in Zoetrope: All-Story magazine introduced readers to the remarkable voice of Adam Haslett. Nominated as part of a National Magazine Award, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at venues across the country, the story brought …

8886. The Magus

John Fowles

The Magus is a postmodern novel by British author John Fowles, telling the story of Nicholas Urfe, a young British graduate who is teaching English on a small Greek island. Urfe becomes embroiled in the psychological illusions of a master trickster, which become increasingly …

8887. Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind

Spring Awakening is the German dramatist Frank Wedekind's first major play and a seminal work in the modern history of theatre. It was written sometime between autumn 1890 and spring 1891, but did not receive its first performance until 20 November 1906 when it premiered at the …

8888. Alaska

James A. Michener

Alaska is a historical novel by James A. Michener, published in 1988. Like other Michener titles, Alaska spans a considerable amount of time.

8889. Les Miserables Vol 1

Victor Hugo

Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. However, several alternatives …

8890. Things: A Story of the Sixties

Georges Perec

With the American publication of Life, a User's Manual in 1987, Georges Perec was immediately recognized in the U.S. as one of this century's most innovative writers. Now Godine is pleased to issue two of his most powerful novels in one volume: Things, in an authoritative new …

8891. The Fortune of the Rougons

Emile Zola

The Fortune of the Rougons, originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel is partly an origin story, with a huge cast of characters swarming around - many of whom become the central figures of …

8892. The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

Charles Kingsley

Embarrassed by his grimy appearance in the presence of an immaculate little girl, ten-year-old Tom—an ill-treated London chimney-sweep—promptly runs away. Diving into a river, he enters a magical underwater world where he meets wee creatures of the deep, and learns about …

8893. Wilful Behaviour

Donna Leon

Für viele Leser ist Venedig, la Serenissima, längst vor allem eins: die malerische Kulisse, in der Donna Leons fintenreicher Commissario Brunetti zwischen den von seiner Frau Paola mit spielerischer Leichtigkeit bereiteten kulinarischen Mahlzeiten seine Kriminalfälle löst. Trotz …

8895. Distinction

Pierre Bourdieu

La Distinction, by Pierre Bourdieu, is a sociological report about the state of French culture, based upon the author’s empirical research, from 1963 until 1968. In the US, the book was published as Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. In 1998 the …

8896. Bog Child

Siobhan Dowd

Bog Child is a historical novel by Siobhan Dowd published by David Fickling in September 2008, more than a year after her death. Set during the 1980s in The Troubles of Northern Ireland, it features an 18-year-old boy who must study for exams but experiences "his imprisoned …

8897. Mindstar Rising

Peter F. Hamilton

Mindstar Rising is a science fiction novel by British writer Peter F. Hamilton, published in 1993. It is the first book in the Greg Mandel trilogy. The novel introduces the major characters in the series, most notably Greg and Julia Evans. The novel combines elements of classic …

8898. Yellow Dog

Martin Amis

Yellow Dog is the title of a 2003 novel by the British writer Martin Amis. Like many of Amis's novels, it's set in contemporary London. The novel contains several strands that appear to be linked, although a complete resolution of the plot is not immediately apparent. An early …

8899. Gertrude and Claudius

John Updike

Gertrude and Claudius is a novel by John Updike. It uses the known sources of Shakespeare's Hamlet to tell a story that draws on a rather straightforward revenge tale in the medieval Denmark depicted by Saxo Grammaticus in his twelfth-century Historiae Danicae, but incorporates …

8901. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows

Ann Brashares

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows is a young adult novel by Ann Brashares published on January 13, 2009. It is a spin-off to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series as main characters Polly, Jo and Ama are about to attend South Bethesda High School, the school the original …

8902. Open Season

C. J. Box

Open Season is a book written by C.J. Box.

8903. Girl Meets Boy

Ali Smith

Girl Meets Boy is a 2007 novel by Scottish author Ali Smith and published by Canongate in the Canongate Myth Series. It was one of the 'best books of 2007' according to critics at The Independent.

8904. The Lady of the Sorrows

Cecilia Dart-Thornton

The Lady of the Sorrows is the second book in The Bitterbynde Trilogy. It is preceded by The Ill-Made Mute and followed by the last book in the trilogy, The Battle of Evernight, which closes the trilogy.

8905. On War

Carl von Clausewitz

Vom Kriege is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and published posthumously by his wife Marie von Brühl in 1832. It has been translated into English several times as On …

8907. Lidandets lustgård (Le Jardin des supplices)

Octave Mirbeau

The Torture Garden is a novel written by the French journalist, novelist and playwright Octave Mirbeau, and was first published in 1899 during the Dreyfus Affair. The novel is ironically dedicated: "To the priests, the soldiers, the judges, to those people who educate, instruct …

8908. The Lost Art of Gratitude

Alexander McCall Smith

The Lost Art of Gratitude is the sixth book in The Sunday Philosophy Club Series by Alexander McCall Smith.

8909. Lipstick Jihad

Azadeh Moaveni

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran is Iranian-American writer Azadeh Moaveni's first book, published on February 4, 2005. The book tells the story of her first-person experiences in Iran where she worked as a reporter after living in …

8910. The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier

The Silver Sword is a novel by Ian Serraillier, a children's classic, first published in the UK in 1956 by Jonathan Cape and then by Puffin Books in 1960. It had also been published in the U.S. under the title Escape From Warsaw. The story is based upon fact, although fictional …

8911. The Turning

Tim Winton

The Turning is a collection of short stories by acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton. It was published in April 2005 by Picador. Many of the 17 short stories included interweave in their respective narratives, creating an intriguing and twisting central plot-line that …

8912. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years …

Taylor Branch

America in the King Years is a three-volume history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement by Taylor Branch, which he wrote between 1982 and 2006. The three individual volumes have won a variety of awards, including the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for History. The …

8913. How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)

Ann Coulter

How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) is a 2004 book by Ann Coulter. The book is a collection of columns written by Coulter on liberalism, the war on terror, and the media. In it, Coulter offers advice gleaned from her experience as a political pundit. She attacks The New York …

8914. Books of Blood, Volume I

Clive Barker

Books of Blood, Volume I is a book published in 1984 that was written by Clive Barker.

8915. Three Hearts and Three Lions

Poul Anderson

Three Hearts and Three Lions is a 1961 fantasy novel by Poul Anderson, expanded from a 1953 novella by Anderson which appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction.

8916. The Great War: American Front

Harry Turtledove

The Great War: American Front is the first alternate history novel in the Great War trilogy by Harry Turtledove. It is part II of Turtledove's Southern Victory Series of novels. It takes the Southern Victory Series from 1914 to 1915.

8917. Galactic Pot-Healer

Philip K. Dick

Galactic Pot-Healer is a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1969. The novel deals with a number of philosophical and political issues such as repressive societies, fatalism, and the search for meaning in life. Dick also wrote a children's book set in the …

8918. Eloise

Kay Thompson

Eloise is the first of the Eloise book series of written and drawn by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight, respectively. It was published in 1955. In 1969, the adult-oriented book was re-released as a children's book. An audiobook version of Eloise, narrated by Bernadette Peters, …

8919. The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit …

George Soros

The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crash of 2008 and What It Means is a book by George Soros.

8922. Red Dog

Louis de Bernieres

Red Dog is a short novel by Louis de Bernières charting the life of a popular dog, a "Red Cloud Kelpie" nicknamed Red Dog, in Karratha, Western Australia. A movie based on the novel was filmed in Australia in 2011.

8923. Callahan's Lady

Spider Robinson

Callahan’s Lady is a science fiction novel by American writer Spider Robinson, the fourth in his Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series. It is made up of 11 vignettes, all revolving around a bar and brothel owned by Lady Sally McGee, wife of Mike Callahan. The stories are written in …

8924. World of Ptavvs

Larry Niven

World of Ptavvs is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven, first published in 1966 and set in his Known Space universe. It was Niven's first published novel and is based on a 1965 short story of the same name.

8925. Flashman and the Mountain of Light

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the Mountain of Light is a 1990 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the ninth of the Flashman novels.

8926. One Virgin Too Many

Lindsey Davis

One Virgin Too Many is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8927. Loamhedge

Brian Jacques

Loamhedge is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2003. It is the 16th book in the Redwall series.

8928. A Talent for War

Jack McDevitt

A Talent for War is a science fiction and mystery novel by Jack McDevitt, the story of a search by Alex Benedict, the protagonist, to discover the nature of a mysterious project Alex's uncle had been working on at the time of his death. This investigation leads deep into the …

8929. The Krytos Trap

Michael A. Stackpole

The Krytos Trap is the third 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 in the Star Wars universe and focuses on the problems the New Republic has in occupying Coruscant.

8930. Oath of Gold

Elizabeth Moon

Oath of Gold is a book published in 1989 that was written by Elizabeth Moon.

8934. Gates of Paradise

V. C. Andrews

Gates of Paradise is the fourth out of five books in V. C. Andrews's The Casteel series.

8935. Primary Inversion

Catherine Asaro

Primary Inversion is a science fiction novel in the Saga of the Skolian Empire by Catherine Asaro. As Asaro's debut novel, it first appeared as a hardcover in 1995. It was nominated for the 1996 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award and placed tenth on the list for the Locus …

8936. Scandal Takes a Holiday

Lindsey Davis

Scandal Takes a Holiday is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

8938. The Vision

Dean Koontz

The Vision is a 1977 novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz.

8939. Empress of the World

Sara Ryan

Empress of the World is a young adult novel by Sara Ryan. It was published in 2001. Its sequel, The Rules for Hearts, was published in April 2007. It won the 2002 Oregon Book Award for Young Readers Literature. Ryan summarizes the book conceptually as "Friendship, love, and the …

8940. Heartbreaker

Julie Garwood

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood proves she is a master storyteller in this classic romantic suspense novel featuring FBI agent Nick Buchanan.In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone-chilling disclosure: Bless me father, …

8942. The Glorious Cause

Jeff Shaara

The Glorious Cause is a historical novel by author Jeff Shaara, a sequel to Rise to Rebellion and the conclusion to Shaara's retelling of the American Revolution. The Glorious Cause consists of a set of 3rd person narratives following the experiences of several notable figures …

8944. Reserved for the Cat

Mercedes Lackey

Reserved for the Cat is a novel by Mercedes Lackey, part of her Elemental Masters series. It is set in England and is based on the fairy tale Puss In Boots.

8945. Sharpe's Enemy

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Enemy: Richard Sharpe and the Defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812 is the fifteenth historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, first published in 1984. The story is set in 1812 during the Napoleonic Wars.

8946. By the Rivers of Babylon

Nelson DeMille

By the Rivers of Babylon is a 1978 thriller novel by Nelson DeMille. The plot focuses on two new Concorde jets that are flying to a U.N. meeting that will bring peace to the Middle East. However, en route to the meeting, the crews are advised by radio that bombs were hidden …

8947. The Secret Magdalene

Ki Longfellow

The Secret Magdalene, American Ki Longfellow's third book, was published in 2005. The historical novel challenges the traditional view of events chronicled in the New Testament, specifically the ministry of Jesus Christ and his relationship to Mary Magdalene. It is told entirely …

8948. The Game-Players of Titan

Philip K. Dick

The Game-Players of Titan is a 1963 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick.

8949. Cowl

Neal Asher

Cowl is a 2004 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. The novel deals with time travel and an epic time war between two factions from the 43rd century. Asher first started working on the novel as a novella named Cowl At The Beginning, which he eventually developed into the full …

8951. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance

Harry Turtledove

Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the third novel of the Worldwar tetralogy, as well as the third installment in the extended Worldwar series that includes the Colonization trilogy and the novel Homeward …

8952. The Lost Road and Other Writings

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lost Road and Other Writings is the fifth volume of The History of Middle-earth, a series of compilations of drafts and essays written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was edited and published posthumously in 1987 by Christopher Tolkien.

8953. Birds of Prey

Wilbur A. Smith

Birds of Prey is a 1997 novel by Wilbur Smith set in the late 17th century. The novel was the first in the third sequence of the Courtney series of novels, and as of 2013 was chronologically the first in the entire series. Smith says the book established the characteristics of …

8954. The Girl in a Swing

Richard Adams

A shy young man meets a beautiful woman in the company of a young girl. He finds himself swept off of his feet and married to her, bringing her with him to live in his family home. She is his erotic dream come true; she does everything she can to bind him to her and join him in …

8957. A Stranger in the Mirror

Sidney Sheldon

A Stranger in the Mirror is a 1976 novel written by Sidney Sheldon. The novel is one of the earliest Sheldon's works, but contains the typical Sheldon fast-paced narration and several narrative techniques with the exception of a twist ending. The novel tells the life story of …

8958. Skin Hunger

Kathleen Duey

Skin Hunger is a book written by Kathleen Duey.

8960. The Blue Afternoon

William Boyd

"A perfect-pitch story of love and redemption" (The New York Times), Boyd's atmospheric new novel confirms his reputation as heir to the grand narrative traditions of Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham. In 1936 Los angeles, as her long-estranged father tells architect Kay …

8961. The Streets of Ankh-Morpork

Terry Pratchett

The Streets of Ankh-Morpork is an atlas of the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork in Discworld, a fantasy series by English author Terry Pratchett. The final, artwork-grade map was drawn by Stephen Player, who also drew the artwork for a later publication, The Discworld Mapp.

8962. A Bad Case of Stripes

David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes is a children's book by David Shannon published in 1998 by Blue Sky Press, a division of Scholastic Press.

8963. An Assembly Such as This

Pamela Aidan

"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me." So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome …

8965. High Profile

Robert B. Parker

High Profile is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the sixth in his Jesse Stone series.

8966. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of …

Al Gore

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It is a 2006 book by Al Gore released in conjunction with the film An Inconvenient Truth. It is published by Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Based on Gore's …

8967. Waldo and Magic, Inc

Robert A. Heinlein

Waldo and Magic, Inc. is a book containing those two novellas, one science fiction, one fantasy, by Robert A. Heinlein. It was published in 1950. Contents: "Waldo" "Magic, Inc."

8968. The Babes in the Wood

Ruth Rendell

The Babes in the Wood is a 2002 novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It is the 19th entry in the popular Inspector Wexford series, and is set, as usual, in Kingsmarkham. In 2003, it was selected by the New York Times as one of the top five crime novels of the year.

8969. An Ice-Cream War

William Boyd

An Ice-Cream War is a darkly comic war novel by British author William Boyd, which was nominated for a Booker Prize in the year of its publication. The title is derived from a quote in a letter "Lt Col Stordy says that the war here will only last two months. It is far too hot …

8970. The Carrie Diaries

Candace Bushnell

The Carrie Diaries is a book published in 2010 that was written by Candace Bushnell.

8971. Letters to a Young Contrarian

Christopher Hitchens

Letters to a Young Contrarian is Christopher Hitchens' contribution, released in 2001, to the Art of Mentoring series published by Basic Books. Inspired by his students at The New School in New York and "a challenge that was made to me in the early months of the year 2000," the …

8972. De Niro's Game

Rawi Hage

Childhood best friends Bassam and George have grown to be men in war-ravaged Beirut. Now they must choose between the only two futures available to them: to stay in the devastated city and consolidate power through crime or to go into exile abroad, alienated from the only …

8975. The Last Dickens

Matthew Pearl

The Last Dickens is a novel by Matthew Pearl published by Random House. It is a work of historical and literary fiction. The novel is a Washington Post Critics' Pick. It contains some characters from The Dante Club.

8977. The Wapshot Chronicle

John Cheever

The Wapshot Chronicle is the debut novel by John Cheever about an eccentric family that lives in a Massachusetts fishing village. Published in 1957, it won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1958, and was followed by a sequel, The Wapshot Scandal, published in 1964. The …

8978. Strange Highways

Dean Koontz

Strange Highways is a collection of 12 short stories and two novels by best-selling American suspense author Dean Koontz, released in May 1995. Four of the stories are revised from their originals. A British edition of the book was previously issued by Headline in April 1995. …

8979. Born to Rock

Gordon Korman

Born to Rock is a 2006 novel by Gordon Korman.

8980. Killers of the Dawn

Darren Shan

Killers of the Dawn is the ninth book in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is also the third book in the Vampire War trilogy. It also continues the events of Allies of the Night which leaves Darren meeting his ex-girlfriend, Debbie and his ex-bestfriend, Steve Leonard, …

8981. Doppelganger

Marie Brennan

Doppelganger, also published under the title Warrior, is a high fantasy novel written by Marie Brennan that chronicle the adventures of Miryo, a witch, and Mirage, her doppelgänger.

8982. Chekhov plays

Anton Chekhov

Chekhov first attained celebrity status as a playwright with The Seagull (1895), first produced in Petersburg, but subsequently brilliantly directed by Stanislavsky for the Moscow Art Theatre. Uncle Vanya (1900), Three Sisters (1901)andthe most famous of Chekhov's plays, The …

8986. My Friend Flicka

Mary O'Hara

My Friend Flicka is a 1941 novel by Mary O'Hara, about Ken McLaughlin, the son of a Wyoming rancher, and his horse Flicka. It was the first in a trilogy, followed by Thunderhead and Green Grass of Wyoming. The popular 1943 film version featured young Roddy McDowall. It was …

8988. The United States of Arugula: How We Became a …

David Kamp

The United States of Arugula is a book by David Kamp published in 2006. It is about one of the happiest developments of our time: the quantum leap forward in food choice, food quality, and culinary sophistication in America in the last sixty years or so.

8989. The Cat Who Came to Breakfast

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Came to Breakfast is the sixteenth mystery novel by Lilian Jackson Braun, one of the Cat Who series. Qwilleran and his cats solve another mystery, this time at the newly sprouted Breakfast Island, a resort hot spot with an attractive history. As it turns out, …

8990. The Conjuror's Bird

Martin Davies

The Conjuror's Bird is a 2005 novel by British author Martin Davies which fictionalises the early life of botanist Joseph Banks and the search to find the Mysterious Bird of Ulieta. It was selected for the Richard & Judy Book of the Year in 2006. ISBN 978-1-4000-9734-0

8991. The Cat Who Sniffed Glue

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Sniffed Glue is the eighth book in The Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun, published in 1988. Pickax City is first disrupted by vandalism, then by murder. Harley Fitch, vice-president of the Pickax Bank, and his wife, Belle, are found shot to death, and vandals …

8992. Eternity Road

Jack McDevitt

Eternity Road, published in 1998, is a science fiction novel written by Jack McDevitt.

8993. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed …

Michael Ondaatje

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed Poems is a verse novel by Michael Ondaatje, published in 1970. It chronicles and interprets important events in the life of William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, and his conflict with Sheriff Pat Garrett.

8994. Brown Girl in the Ring

Nalo Hopkinson

Brown Girl in the Ring is a novel by writer Nalo Hopkinson. The novel contains Afro-Caribbean culture with themes of folklore and magical realism. It was the winning entry in the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. Since the selection, Hopkinson’s novel has received critical …

8995. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Jean Lee Latham

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is a novel by Jean Lee Latham that was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1956. The book is a children's biography of Nathaniel Bowditch, a sailor and mathematician whopublished the mammoth and comprehensive reference work for seamen: The American Practical …

8997. Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Notes from Underground, also translated as Notes from the Underground or Letters from the Underworld, is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a …



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