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. 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 …

8802. 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 …

8803. 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.

8805. 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.

8806. 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 …

8807. 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 …

8808. 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 …

8809. 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 …

8810. 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 …

8811. 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.

8812. Woodcutters

Thomas Bernhard

This controversial portrayal of Viennese artistic circles begins as the writer-narrator arrives at an 'artistic dinner' given by a composer and his society wife—a couple that the writer once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, an actor from the Burgtheater, is …

8813. 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.

8814. A Dying Light in Corduba

Lindsey Davis

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

8815. 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.

8816. 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 …

8817. 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 …

8818. 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.

8819. 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 …

8821. 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 …

8822. 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 …

8824. 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 …

8825. 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 …

8826. Black Girl / White Girl

Joyce Carol Oates

Black Girl / White Girl is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates first published in 2006. It takes the form of an untitled 300 page manuscript written in 1990 by Generva Meade, a white historian, who truthfully recounts the events which happened during her freshman year at a prestigious …

8827. 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, …

8828. Dragon Harper

Anne McCaffrey

Dragon Harper is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey, in the Dragonriders of Pern series that she initiated in 1967. Published forty years later, it was the twenty-first in the series. Dragon Harper may be considered the …

8829. Tomcat in Love

Tim O'Brien

Tomcat in Love is a novel by Tim O'Brien, about the misadventures of a womanizing linguistics Professor, Thomas H. Chippering, originally published in hardcover by Broadway Books, in 1998. Chippering is obsessive about proper use of the English language, and employs many …

8830. 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.

8831. 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 …

8833. 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 …

8834. Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

Stefan Zweig

Following the death of her husband, a middle-aged Englishwoman travels through Europe to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening during her stay at the French Riviera, while enjoying the atmosphere of the Monte Carlo Casino, she becomes mesmerized by the obsessive gambling of …

8835. 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 …

8836. 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 …

8839. The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

This Man Booker Prize–winning novel is now a major motion picture.A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning achievement in …

8840. 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 …

8841. 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 …

8842. Maia

Richard Adams

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

8844. 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 …

8845. 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 …

8846. Operation Shylock: A Confession

Philip Roth

Operation Shylock: A Confession is novelist Philip Roth's 19th book and was published in 1993.

8847. 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 …

8848. 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.

8849. The Wisdom of Insecurity

Alan Watts

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

8850. 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", …

8851. 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.

8852. Indemnity Only

Sara Paretsky

Indemnity Only is a mystery novel written by Sara Paretsky.

8853. 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 …

8854. The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: It's hard to articulate just how much--and why--The Goldfinch held such power for me as a reader. Always a sucker for a good boy-and-his-mom story, I probably was taken in at first by the cruelly beautiful passages in which …

8855. 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.

8856. 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 …

8857. 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 …

8858. The Good Terrorist

Doris Lessing

The Good Terrorist is a 1985 political novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It was first published in the United Kingdom in January 1985 by Jonathan Cape, and in the United States in September 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf. The story examines events in the life of …

8859. 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 …

8860. 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 …

8862. 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 …

8863. More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction

Elizabeth Wurtzel

More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction is a book written by Elizabeth Wurtzel.

8864. 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 …

8865. Paula Spencer

Roddy Doyle

Paula Spencer is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle.

8866. 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.

8868. Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

Gerald Durrell

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives is the second volume of the autobiographical Corfu Trilogy by naturalist Gerald Durrell. The trilogy describes his childhood spent on the Greek island of Corfu between 1935 and 1939. Like its predecessor, the more famous My Family and Other Animals, …

8869. Farmer Giles of Ham

Christina Scull

"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 …

8870. 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 …

8872. 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 …

8873. 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 …

8874. 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 …

8876. 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.

8877. 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. …

8878. 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.

8879. 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 …

8880. 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 …

8881. 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, …

8882. Dark Moon Defender

Sharon Shinn

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

8883. 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 …

8884. 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 …

8885. 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 …

8886. 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. …

8887. 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 …

8888. 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 …

8889. 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 …

8890. 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, …

8891. 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 …

8892. 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 …

8893. Delirium

Laura Restrepo

Delirium is a novel by Colombian author Laura Restrepo. With this book, Restrepo won the prestigious Premio Alfaguara de Novela in 2004. Natasha Wimmer's English translation was published in 2007.

8894. ¿Quién mató a Palomino Romero?

Mario Vargas Llosa

Who Killed Palomino Molero? is a 1986 novel by Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa. The book begins with the discovery of the brutally murdered body of a young recruit, Palomino Molero, from a nearby military base in northern Peru. Vargas Llosa uses the structure of a murder …

8895. 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 …

8896. 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.

8899. 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 …

8900. 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 …

8901. 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 …

8902. 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.

8903. 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 …

8904. Windhaven

George Martin

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 …

8906. 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 …

8907. 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 …

8909. 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 …

8910. 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 …

8911. 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.

8912. 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 …

8913. 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 …

8914. 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 …

8915. Windmills of the Gods

Sidney Sheldon

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

8916. The Lions of Lucerne

Brad Thor

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

8917. 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 …

8918. 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 …

8922. 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 …

8923. 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 …

8924. 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. …

8925. 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 …

8926. 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.

8927. 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.

8928. 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 …

8929. 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 …

8930. 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 …

8931. 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, …

8932. 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.

8933. 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.

8934. 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 …

8935. 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 …

8938. 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 …

8939. 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.

8941. 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 …

8942. 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.

8943. Oath of Gold

Elizabeth Moon

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

8944. 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.

8945. Books of Blood, Volume I

Clive Barker

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

8947. 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 …

8948. 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 …

8949. 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 …

8950. 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 …

8952. 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 …

8953. 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.

8954. 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.

8955. The German Lesson

Siegfried Lenz

“The German Lesson marks a double triumph––a book of rare depth and brilliance, to begin with, presented in an English version that succeeds against improbable odds in conveying the full power of the original.” ―Ernst Pawel, New York Times Book Review Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated …

8958. 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.

8959. Gates of Paradise

V. C. Andrews

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

8960. 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 …

8961. Scandal Takes a Holiday

Lindsey Davis

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

8963. Open Season

C. J. Box

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

8964. 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 …

8965. The Vision

Dean Koontz

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

8966. Things: A Story of the Sixties

David Bellos

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 …

8967. 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 …

8968. On the Genealogy of Morality

Friedrich Nietzsche

On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic is a 1887 book by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It consists of a preface and three interrelated essays that expand and follow through on doctrines Nietzsche sketched out in Beyond Good and Evil. The three Abhandlungen trace …

8969. 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 …

8970. 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 …

8972. 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 …

8973. 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 …

8974. 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 …

8975. 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 …

8976. 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.

8977. 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, …

8979. 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.

8981. 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.

8983. 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 …

8984. 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 …

8985. 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 …

8986. Red Dog

Louis de Bernières

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.

8988. 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.

8989. One Virgin Too Many

Lindsey Davis

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

8990. 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 …

8992. 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, …

8993. 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 …

8994. Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943

Erica Fischer

Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 is a book by Erica Fischer.

8995. 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 …

8996. 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 …

8997. Loamhedge

Brian Jacques

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

8998. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker

Instant New York Times Bestseller“Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book ReviewOne of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies …

8999. 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.

9000. 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 …



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