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.

9202. The Balcony (The Faber Library)

Jean Genet

The Balcony is a play by the French dramatist Jean Genet. Set in an unnamed city that is experiencing a revolutionary uprising in the streets, most of the action takes place in an upmarket brothel that functions as a microcosm of the regime of the establishment under threat …

9203. An unfortunate woman : a journey

Richard Brautigan

An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey is Richard Brautigan's eleventh and final published novel. Written in 1982, it was first published in 1994 in a French translation, Cahier d'un Retour de Troie ["Diary of a Return from Troy"]. The first edition in English did not appear until …

9205. Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural …

Stephen Jay Gould

Dinosaur in a Haystack is the seventh volume of collected essays by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. The essays were culled from his monthly column "The View of Life" in Natural History magazine, to which Gould contributed for 27 years. The book deals, in typically …

9206. March violets

Philip Kerr

March Violets is a historical detective novel and the first written by Philip Kerr featuring detective Bernhard "Bernie" Gunther. Gunther investigates the murder of the daughter of a wealthy industrialist in Berlin as the 1936 Summer Olympics play out in the city. The major …

9207. Queen of Angels

Greg Bear

Queen of Angels is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Greg Bear. It was nominated for the Hugo, Campbell and Locus Awards in 1991. It was followed by a sequel, "/", also known as Slant.

9208. The Dark Room

Rachel Seiffert

The Dark Room is a novel by British writer Rachel Seiffert.

9209. Reflex

Steven Gould

Reflex is the 2004 sequel to the 1992 novel Jumper by Steven Gould.

9211. Under Fire

Henri Barbusse

Under Fire: The Story of a Squad by Henri Barbusse, was one of the first novels about World War I to be published. Although it is fiction, the novel was based on Barbusse's experiences as a French soldier on the Western Front.

9212. Camber the Heretic

Katherine Kurtz

Camber the Heretic is a fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1981. It was the sixth novel of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the third book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of Culdi. The …

9214. The Black Tattoo

Sam Enthoven

The Black Tattoo is a young adult fantasy novel by Sam Enthoven, published in 2006. It deals with a boy, Charlie, becoming possessed by a demon that manifests itself in the form of a black tattoo on his body. The audiobook, read by John Lee, won a Publishers Weekly "Listen Up" …

9216. The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western

Richard Brautigan

The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western is a novel by Richard Brautigan written in 1974. Taking place mainly in eastern Oregon in 1902, the story concerns a pair of morally ambivalent gunmen, Cameron and Greer. On a job in Hawaii, they are stopped by the fact their target is with …

9217. The Day the Leader was Killed

Naguib Mahfouz

The Day the Leader was Killed is a novel written and published by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz in 1983.

9220. Dictionary of the Khazars

Milorad Pavić

Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel is the first novel by Serbian writer Milorad Pavić, published in 1984. Originally written in Serbian, the novel has been translated into many languages. It was first published in English by Knopf, New York in 1988. There is no easily …

9221. Runaway Ralph

Beverly Cleary

Runaway Ralph is the second in a children's novel trilogy written by Beverly Cleary, first published in 1970.

9223. 1599 : A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

James S. Shapiro

What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing] where others have fallen short." (Boston Globe) 1599 was an …

9226. Meridian

Alice Walker

Meridian Hill is a young woman at an Atlanta college attempting to find her place in the revolution for racial and social equality. She discovers the limits beyond which she will not go for the cause, but despite her decision not to follow the path of some of her peers, she …

9227. Knulp: Three Tales from the Life of Knulp

Hermann Hesse

Published in Germany in 1915, Knulp is a novel written by Hermann Hesse. It was Hesse's most popular book in the years before he published Demian. The novel is split up into three separate tales which are centered on the life of the main character: Knulp. Knulp, who was once a …

9228. ttfn

Lauren Myracle

ttfn is a young adult novel by Lauren Myracle. Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in 2005, it is the sequel to ttyl, and is also written entirely in the style of instant messaging conversation. It is followed by l8r, g8r. The book reached number 4 on the New York Times Best …

9229. The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famous for this non-fictional narrative history. While it touches on political and social themes, …

9230. Death and the Dervish (Writings from an unbound …

Mesa Selimovic

Death and the Dervish is an acclaimed novel by Bosnian writer Mesa Selimovic. It recounts the story of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish residing in an Islamic monastery in Sarajevo in the eighteenth century during the Ottoman Turk hegemony over the Balkans. When his brother is …

9231. The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on …

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy is a book by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

9232. Solstice Wood

Patricia A. McKillip

Solstice Wood is a 2006 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip and the sequel to her 1996 novel Winter Rose. It won the 2007 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

9235. This Thing of Darkness

Harry Thompson

This Thing of Darkness is a book written by Harry Thompson.

9236. Banker to the Poor

Alan Jolis

It began with a simple $27 loan. After witnessing the cycle of poverty that kept many poor women enslaved to high-interest loan sharks in Bangladesh, Dr. Muhammad Yunus lent money to 42 women so they could purchase bamboo to make and sell stools. In a short time, the women were …

9237. Beyond the Valley of Thorns

Patrick Carman

Beyond the Valley of Thorns is the second book in Patrick Carman's trilogy of novels, The Land of Elyon.

9238. Heaven and Hell

John Jakes

Heaven and Hell is a book published in 1987 that was written by John Jakes.

9239. The Real Frank Zappa Book

Frank Zappa

The Real Frank Zappa Book is an autobiography/memoir by Frank Zappa, co-written by Peter Occhiogrosso, and published by Poseidon Press. The text is copyright 1989 Frank Zappa, and copyright 1990 Simon & Schuster, Inc.. Since 1999, the book has been published in paperback by …

9241. Worldwar: Striking the Balance

Harry Turtledove

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

9243. Crossing the Chasm

Geoffrey Moore

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers or simply Crossing the Chasm, is a marketing book by Geoffrey A. Moore that focuses on the specifics of marketing high tech products during the early start up period. Moore's exploration and …

9244. Web of Dreams

V. C. Andrews

Web of Dreams was written in 1990 by V. C. Andrews ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman. It is the fifth and final novel in The Casteel Series, and serves as a prequel to Heaven. Told primarily from the viewpoint of Heaven Casteel's mother, Leigh VanVoreen, the novel explains her …

9246. Harm Done

Ruth Rendell

Harm Done is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, published in 1999. The novel is part of her popular Inspector Wexford detective series, and examines themes such as paedophilia and domestic violence.

9247. My Century

Günter Grass

My Century is a novel written by German author Günter Grass. Having published many significant novels in the postwar period, he was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Each chapter in My Century is only a few pages long. Each focuses on a single year from 1900-1999. The …

9248. The Logic of Life

Tim Harford

The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World is a book by Tim Harford published in 2008 by Random House. Harford argues that rational behavior is more widespread than expected in the larger population. He uses economic principles to draw forth the rational …

9249. The Serpent and the Rainbow

Wade Davis

The Serpent and the Rainbow is a book written by ethnobotanist and researcher Wade Davis and published in 1985. He investigated Haitian Vodou and the process of making zombies. He studied ethnobotanical poisons, discovering their use in a reported case of a contemporary zombie, …

9250. The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City …

David Simon

The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood is a 1997 book written by Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon and former Baltimore homicide detective Ed Burns. It was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times.

9251. The Apple

Michel Faber

Enjoy more Sugar . . . Join Clara at the rat pit . . . Relax with Mr Bodley as he is lulled to sleep by Mrs Tremain and her girls . . . Find out what became of Sophie.

9252. The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

Chris Wooding

The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray is a Gothic, steampunk horror/ /alternate history novel about Victorian London overrun by the wych-kin, demonic creatures that have rendered the city uninhabitable south of the river, and which stalk the streets after dark. When Thaniel Fox, a …

9253. Rats Saw God

Rob Thomas

Rats Saw God is a young adult novel written by Rob Thomas, published in 1996.

9254. The 7 habits of highly effective teens

Sean Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a 1998 bestselling self-help book written by Sean Covey, the son of Stephen Covey. The book was published on October 9, 1998 through Touchstone Books and is largely based on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In 1999 Covey …

9255. Killshot

Elmore Leonard

Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen.

9257. Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud

In 1915 at the University of Vienna 60-year-old Sigmund Freud delivered these lectures on psychoanalysis, pointing to the interplay of unconscious and conscious forces within individual psyches. In reasoned progression he outlined core psychoanalytic concepts, such as …

9259. Gridlock

Ben Elton

Gridlock is a 1991 novel by Ben Elton.

9260. The Secret Life of Plants

Peter Tompkins

The Secret Life of Plants is a book by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. The book documents controversial experiments that reveal unusual phenomena regarding plants such as plant sentience, discovered through experimentation. It goes on to discuss philosophies and progressive …

9261. Everything and the Moon

Julia Quinn

STARCROSSEDIt was indisputably love at first sight. But Victoria Lyndon was merely the teenaged daughter of a vicar. . .while Robert Kemble was the dashing young earl of Macclesfield. Surely what their meddlesome fathers insisted must have been true-that he was a reckless …

9262. The High Crusade

Poul Anderson

The High Crusade is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson about the consequences of an extraterrestrial scoutship landing in Medieval England. Anderson described the novel as "one of the most popular things I've ever done, going through many book editions in several …

9263. 1634: The Galileo Affair

Eric Flint

1634: The Galileo Affair is the fourth book and third novel published in the 1632 series by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis. It follows the activities of an embassy party sent from the United States of Europe to Venice, Italy, where the three young Stone brothers become involved …

9266. The Wench Is Dead

Colin Dexter

The Wench Is Dead is a historical crime novel by Colin Dexter, the eighth novel in the Inspector Morse series. The novel received the Gold Dagger Award in 1989.

9268. The Sands of Time

Sidney Sheldon

The Sands of Time is a 1988 action novel by author Sidney Sheldon. A best-seller, the novel follows the adventures of four women who are forced to leave their Spanish convent for the outside world of threat, violence and passions; and two men who are pitted against each other in …

9269. The Moorchild

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

The Moorchild is a 1996 children's novel by Eloise McGraw that centers on the life of a changeling girl. The novel draws heavily on Irish and European folklore about changelings, leprechauns, and fairies.

9270. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders is a collection of short stories written by Pakistani-American author Daniyal Mueenuddin, who has also worked as a journalist, lawyer and a businessman. His book has won The Story Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and other honors and was a …

9271. The Sky Is Falling

Sidney Sheldon

The Sky Is Falling is a 2001 crime novel by Sidney Sheldon. It is his third last book before his death in 2007. The book focuses on Dana Evans, a TV anchorwoman trying to find the killer who murdered the Winthrop family.

9273. December 6

Martin Cruz Smith

December 6 is a 2003 thriller novel by American author Martin Cruz Smith.

9274. Outcast

Michelle Paver

Outcast is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series by Michelle Paver. There are six books in the series. Outcast is illustrated by Geoff Taylor.

9277. Erewhon

Samuel Butler

Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a novel by Samuel Butler which was first published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel, it is not revealed where Erewhon is, but it is clear that it is a fictional …

9278. Free to Choose

Milton Friedman

Free to Choose is a book and a ten-part television series broadcast on public television by economists Milton and Rose D. Friedman that advocates free market principles. It was primarily a response to an earlier landmark book and television series: The Age of Uncertainty, by the …

9279. The Bishop's Man

Linden MacIntyre

The Bishop's Man is a novel by Canadian writer Linden MacIntyre, published in August 2009. The story follows a Catholic priest named Duncan MacAskill who became so successful at resolving potential church scandals quickly and quietly that he had to accept a position at a remote …

9280. Deep and Dark and Dangerous

Mary Downing Hahn

Deep and Dark and Dangerous is a 2007 Mystery Horror novel written by Mary Downing Hahn. It was first published on May 21, 2007 through Clarion Books and follows a young girl that tries to investigate a torn photograph but gets wrapped up in a larger mystery.

9281. Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984

Simon Reynolds

Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984 is a book by Simon Reynolds on the music genre post-punk. It was first released in the UK in April 2005 by Faber & Faber. The US edition was published by Penguin Books and released in February 2006. It is considerably shorter, …

9282. Silverlock

John Myers Myers

Silverlock is a novel by John Myers Myers published in 1949. The novel's settings and characters, aside from the protagonist, are all drawn from history, mythology, and other works of literature. In 1981, The Moon's Fire-Eating Daughter was published. Thematically related to …

9283. Three Hands in the Fountain

Lindsey Davis

Three Hands in the Fountain is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

9284. World's Fair

E. L. Doctorow

"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, …

9286. For Love of Mother-Not

Alan Dean Foster

For Love of Mother-Not is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is chronologically the first in the Pip and Flinx series, though it was written fourth, as a prequel to help flesh out Flinx’s early history.

9287. The Years

Virginia Woolf

The Years is a 1937 novel by Virginia Woolf, the last she published in her lifetime. It traces the history of the genteel Pargiter family from the 1880s to the "present day" of the mid-1930s. Although spanning fifty years, the novel is not epic in scope, focusing instead on the …

9288. Switched

Amanda Hocking

Switched is the first book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It follows the story of Wendy Everly as she meets Finn Holmes, who informs her of her inherited royal status and true identity as a member of the Trylle.

9289. Oriental Tales

Marguerite Yourcenar

This collection includes: How Wand-fo was Saved, Marko's Smile, The Milk of Death, The Last Love of Princess Genji, The Man Who Loved the Nereids, Our Lady of the Swallows, Aphrodissia; the Widow, Kali Beheaded, The End of Marko Kraljevic, The Sadness of Cornelius Berg, and a …

9290. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes

Honoré de Balzac

Finance, fashionable society, and the intrigues of the underworld and the police system form the heart of this powerful novel, which introduces the satanic genius Vautrin, one of the greatest villains in world literature.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading …

9291. Something Fresh

P. G. Wodehouse

Welcome to Blandings Castle, a place that is never itself without an imposter.Wodehouse himself once noted that "Blandings has impostors like other houses have mice." On this particular occasion there are two, both intent on a dangerous enterprise. Lord Emsworth's secretary, the …

9292. The Orchard Keeper

Cormac McCarthy

An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists. Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an …

9293. A Country Doctor's Notebook

Mikhail Bulgakov

Brilliant stories that show the growth of a novelist's mind, and the raw material that fed the wild surrealism of Bulgakov's later fiction.With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr. Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in …

9294. The Book of Dead Days

Marcus Sedgwick

The Book of Dead Days is a novel by Marcus Sedgwick. It tells the story of a 15-year-old named Boy, a sorcerer named Valerian, a girl named Willow, and a scientist named Kepler. The Book of Dead Days is set in the days between Christmas and New Year, the period of time to which …

9298. Pot-Bouille

Emile Zola

Pot-Bouille is the tenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola. It was serialized between January and April 1882 in the periodical Le Gaulois before being published in book form by Charpentier in 1883. The novel is an indictment of the mores of the bourgeoisie of the …

9299. Two Women

Alberto Moravia

Two Women is a 1958 Italian-language novel by Alberto Moravia. It tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. When both are raped, the daughter suffers a nervous breakdown. A film based on the novel starred Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul …

9300. Moments of Reprieve

Primo Levi

Moments of Reprieve is a book of autobiographical character studies/vignettes by Primo Levi. The book features fifteen character studies of people the author met during his time in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Some of the vignettes feature characters who have already …

9301. Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel

Scott Adams

Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel is a satirical Dilbert book written by Scott Adams. It was originally published in 2002.

9302. BoneMan's Daughters

Ted Dekker

BoneMan’s Daughters is a 2009 suspense thriller novel by Ted Dekker. It was a New York Times bestselling novel for 2009. It was listed on the New York Times bestselling E-Book list for November 2011.

9304. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty is a collection of short stories by Eudora Welty, first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1980. Its first paperback edition won a 1983 U.S. National Book Award. Collected Stories demonstrates the author's ability to write from the point of …

9306. Sleeping in Flame

Jonathan Carroll

Sleeping in Flame is a novel by the American writer Jonathan Carroll. Originally published in 1988, the novel was nominated for a World Fantasy Award the following year.

9309. Summer Lightning

P. G. Wodehouse

Summer Lightning is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 1 July 1929 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, under the title Fish Preferred, and in the United Kingdom on 19 July 1929 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It was serialised in The Pall Mall Magazine …

9310. The Man Who Folded Himself

David Gerrold

The Man Who Folded Himself is a 1973 science fiction novel by David Gerrold that deals with time travel. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1974 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1974. The book explores the psychological, physical, and personal challenges …

9311. The Society of Mind

Marvin Minsky

The Society of Mind is both the title of a 1986 book and the name of a theory of natural intelligence as written and developed by Marvin Minsky.

9312. Kiss the Dust

Elizabeth Bear

Kiss the Dust is a book written by Elizabeth Laird on the conflicts between the Kurds and the then Saddam Hussein-led Iraqis. It is a young adult historical fiction novel about a twelve-year-old Kurdish girl and her family's escape from Iraq over the border into Iran. The book …

9313. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels

Arthur Conan Doyle

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes is a series of three annotated books edited by Leslie S. Klinger, collecting all of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes. The books were originally published by W. W. Norton in oversized slipcased hardcover …

9314. A Treatise of Human Nature

David Hume

A Treatise of Human Nature is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume, first published at the end of 1738. The full title of the Treatise is A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects. It contains the …

9315. Remake

Connie Willis

Remake is a 1995 science fiction novel by Connie Willis. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1996. The book displays a dystopic near future, when computer animation and sampling have reduced the movie industry to software manipulation.

9316. Sixty Days and Counting

Kim Stanley Robinson

Sixty Days and Counting is the third book in the hard science fiction Science in the Capital trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. It directly follows the events of Fifty Degrees Below, beginning just after the election of character Phil Chase to the White House. It follows the …

9317. Whip Hand

Dick Francis

Whip Hand is a crime novel by Dick Francis, the second novel in the Sid Halley series. The novel received the Gold Dagger Award for Best Novel of 1979, as well as the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 1980. Whip Hand is one of only two novels to have received both awards. The cover …

9318. Men Without Women

Ernest Hemingway

CLASSIC SHORT STORIES FROM THE MASTER OF AMERICAN FICTION First published in 1927, Men Without Women represents some of Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these fourteen stories, Hemingway begins to examine the themes that would occupy his later works: …

9319. The Cat Who Went Underground

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Went Underground is the ninth novel in the Cat Who series of murder mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun.

9320. Second Nature

Michael Pollan

Second Nature: A Gardener's Education was Michael Pollan's first book. It is a collection of essays about gardening arranged by seasons. It is listed in the American Horticultural Society's 75 Great American Garden Books.

9321. Dave Barry in Cyberspace

Dave Barry

Dave Barry in Cyberspace is a best-selling humor book that was published by Ballantine Books in 1996. Written by Dave Barry, this book takes the view point of a computer geek who enjoys using Windows 95. The book covers such topics as The History of Computing, How Computers …

9322. A Bell for Adano

John Hersey

A Bell for Adano is a 1944 novel by John Hersey, the winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. It tells the story of an Italian-American officer in Sicily during World War II who wins the respect and admiration of the people of the town of Adano by helping them find a …

9323. Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in …

Stephen Jay Gould

Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes is Stephen Jay Gould's third volume of collected essays reprinted from his monthly columns for Natural History magazine titled "This view of life". Three essays appeared elsewhere. "Evolution as Fact and Theory" first appeared in Discover magazine in …

9325. Not in the Flesh

Ruth Rendell

Not in the Flesh is 2007 novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. The novel is the 21st entry in the Inspector Wexford series.

9326. The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell

Mark Kurlansky

The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell is a book by Mark Kurlansky. It follows the history of New York City and the renowned oyster beds in the Hudson River estuary.

9327. The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. The Windsor of the play's title is a reference to Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, and though nominally set in the reign of Henry IV, …

9328. Backwards

Rob Grant

Backwards is the fourth Red Dwarf novel. It is set on the fictional backwards universe version of Earth. The novel was written by Rob Grant on his own. It follows on directly from the second Grant Naylor novel, Better Than Life, ignoring Last Human. As well as continuing the …

9334. The Art of War

Nicolas Machiavel

The Art of War is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of The Art of War is a socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Lord Fabrizio Colonna at the outset, "To honor and reward virtù, not to have contempt …

9335. Fletch

Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch is a 1974 mystery novel by Gregory Mcdonald, the first in a series featuring the character Irwin Maurice Fletcher.

9336. Wraith Squadron

Aaron Allston

The intrepid spies, pilots, and sharpshooters of Wraith Squadron are back in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which transpires just after the events of the Fate of the Jedi series!Wraith Squadron: The elite X-wing unit of rogues and misfits who became legends of the Rebellion, …

9337. A Gathering of Gargoyles

Meredith Ann Pierce

A Gathering of Gargoyles is the second book in The Darkangel Trilogy published in 1985 that was written by Meredith Ann Pierce.

9338. Honey, baby, sweetheart

Deb Caletti

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart is a book written by Deb Caletti.

9339. The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, …

Lee Smolin

The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next is a 2006 book by the theoretical physicist Lee Smolin about the problems with string theory. Subtitled The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next, the book …

9340. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

Rick Yancey

Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review upon release and named it one of their "Best Books for Children" in 2005, the book was a Carnegie Medal nominee in 2006, and the film rights to the book were picked up by Warner Bros. in 2005. A sequel, Alfred Kropp: The Seal of …

9341. Guilty Pleasures

Laurell K. Hamilton

New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton brings Anita Blake to the world of graphic novels. Anita Blake lives in a world where vampires, zombies and werewolves have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an "animator" - a profession that …

9342. Bone Dance

Emma Bull

Bone Dance is a fantasy novel written by Emma Bull and published in 1991. It was nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

9343. Earthquake Weather

Tim Powers

Earthquake Weather is a contemporary fantasy novel by Tim Powers, published in 1997. It is the third in his Fault Lines series and the sequel to his earlier novels Last Call and Expiration Date. It involves characters from both previous novels, two fugitives from a psychiatric …

9344. Paths of Glory

Jeffrey Archer

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. But what if one man had such a dream…and once he'd fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition?This is the story of such a man: …

9345. Sassinak

Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon

Sassinak is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon, published by Baen Books in 1990. It is the first book in the Planet Pirates trilogy and continues the Ireta series that McCaffrey initiated with Dinosaur Planet in 1978. McCaffrey wrote the second Planet …

9346. Stardust

Neil Gaiman

Stardust is a novel by Neil Gaiman, usually published with illustrations by Charles Vess. Stardust has a different tone and style from most of Gaiman's prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pre-Tolkien English fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors …

9347. Fatal Revenant

Stephen R. Donaldson

Fatal Revenant is the second novel by Stephen R. Donaldson in the four book series The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Linden Avery is taken 10,000 years into the Land's past, where she meets Berek Halfhand.

9348. Peachtree Road

Anne Rivers Siddons

Peachtree Road is an American novel by Anne Rivers Siddons. It is principally set in Atlanta, Georgia and fictionalizes the experience of several wealthy Atlanta families from the 1930s through the 1970s. The title refers to the section of Peachtree Street that runs through the …

9349. The Lake of Souls

Darren Shan

The Lake of Souls is the 10th book in The Saga of Darren Shan and is also the first in the 4th and final trilogy in 'The Saga' called The Vampire Destiny Trilogy. The book adds many more questions that will be answered in the final books, and introduces the character Spits …

9350. Hunters of the Dusk

Darren Shan

Hunters of the Dusk is the seventh novel in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is part of the Vampire War trilogy, which comprises the seventh to ninth novels of the twelve-book saga.

9351. Atlantis

David Gibbins

Atlantis is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in 2005, it is the first book in Gibbins' Jack Howard series. It has been published in 30 languages and has sold over a million copies, and is the basis for a TV miniseries currently in development.

9352. The Venus Throw: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

The Venus Throw is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 1995. It is the fourth book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery novels set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is the Roman sleuth …

9353. Hate That Cat

Sharon Creech

Hate That Cat is a verse novel written by Sharon Creech and published by HarperCollins.

9356. Gold

Isaac Asimov

Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection is a 1995 collection of stories and essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories, which comprise the volume's first half, are short pieces which had remained uncollected at the time of Asimov's death. "Cal" describes a robot that …

9357. The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

"I am very happy that you liked that little book," wrote Vladimir Nabokov to Edmund Wilson in 1941. "As I think I told you, I wrote it five years ago, in Paris, on the implement called bidet as a writing desk--because we lived in one room and I had to use our small bathroom as a …

9358. Jakob von Gunten

Robert Walser

The Swiss writer Robert Walser is one of the quiet geniuses of twentieth-century literature. Largely self-taught and altogether indifferent to worldly success, Walser wrote a range of short stories, essays, as well as four novels, of which Jakob von Gunten is widely recognized …

9360. See Delphi and Die

Lindsey Davis

See Delphi and Die is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis. Set in Rome and Roman Greece between September and October AD 76, See Delphi and Die stars Marcus Didius Falco, Informer and Imperial Agent. It is the seventeenth in her Falco series. As with many of the other Falco novels, …

9361. Breakfast with Buddha

Roland Merullo

Breakfast with Buddha is a 2007 spiritual fiction novel by American author Roland Merullo. According to this story, Otto Ringling, an editor of food books who lives in New York and a skeptic, reluctantly goes onto a road trip with Volya Rinpoche, a Siberian monk. This story, …

9362. Swords and Ice Magic

Fritz Leiber

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

9363. Marker

Robin Cook

Marker is a 2005 thriller novel by Robin Cook. The plot entails mysterious deaths investigated by Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery, characters from previous novels by Cook.

9364. Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 1: Fever and Spear

Javier Marías

Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 1: Fever and Spear is a 2002 novel by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. Margaret Jull Costa's English translation was published by New Directions in 2005. Costa won the coveted Valle- Inclán Award for this translation.

9365. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa

Peter Godwin

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun is an acclaimed 2006 book of memoirs by Peter Godwin. It is a continuation of Godwin's highly successful earlier memoirs, Mukiwa. The book was published by Picador.

9366. Cold Sassy Tree

Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy Tree is a 1984 historical novel by Olive Ann Burns. Set in the U.S. state of Georgia in the fictional town of Cold Sassy in 1906, it follows the life of a 14-year-old boy named Will Tweedy, and explores themes such as religion, death, and social taboos. An incomplete …

9367. The Long Valley

John Steinbeck

The Long Valley is a collection of short stories written by the American author John Steinbeck. The collection was first published in 1938. It comprises 12 short stories. The short stories were written over several years and are set in Steinbeck's birthplace, the Salinas Valley …

9370. Time Stops for No Mouse

Michael Hoeye

It's impossible not to like Hermux Tantamoq, the watchmaking mouse. He relaxes in a flannel shirt printed with pictures of cheeses from around the world, he has a caged pet ladybug named Terfle, he writes endearing thank-you letters to the universe each night, and he has a big …

9371. Signal to Noise

Neil Gaiman

Signal to Noise (ISBN 1-56971-144-5) is a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. It was originally serialised in the UK style magazine The Face, beginning in 1989, and collected as a graphic novel in 1992, published by Victor Gollancz Ltd in the UK …

9372. Sanctuary

Meg Cabot

Jessica Mastriani knew she wasn't going to be able to hide her psychic powers from the US government forever - but she never thought that she'd actually have something in common with one of their agents! Especially as that agent is Dr Cyrus Krantz , who had previously been …

9373. Infernal Devices

Philip Reeve

Infernal Devices is the third of four novels in Philip Reeve's children's series, the Mortal Engines Quartet.

9374. Wild Cards

George Martin

The first volume in the Wild Cards shared universe fiction series edited by George R. R. Martin. It was first published in 1987 and contained a dozen short stories establishing the Wild Cards universe, introducing the main characters and setting up plot threads that still …

9375. For the New Intellectual

Ayn Rand

For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand is a 1961 work by Ayn Rand, her first long non-fiction book. Much of the material consists of excerpts from Rand's novels, supplemented by a long title essay that focuses on the history of philosophy.

9376. The Minotaur

Ruth Rendell

The Minotaur is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. It was first published in 2005.

9378. A Gift from Earth

Larry Niven

A Gift From Earth is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven, first published in 1968 and set in his Known Space universe. The novel was originally serialized as "Slowboat Cargo."

9379. Dinotopia: The World Beneath

James Gurney

Dinotopia: The World Beneath is a book published in 1995 that was written by James Gurney.

9380. The Year of Our War

Steph Swainston

The fantasy novel The Year of Our War is the first book by British author Steph Swainston. It is often given as an example of the New Weird literary genre.

9381. By Nightfall

Michael Cunningham

By Nightfall is the sixth novel by Pulitzer Prize winning American author Michael Cunningham.

9383. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Deepak Chopra

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams is a 1994 self-help, pocket-sized book by Deepak Chopra, published originally by New World Library, freely inspired in Hinduist and spiritualistic concepts, which preaches the idea that …

9384. Acceptable Risk

Robin Cook

Acceptable Risk is a 1995 novel by American author Robin Cook. A scientist discovers a mold in a spooky old house he lives in with his girlfriend. In order to test his theory that the discovery could help people feel calm in extreme situations, the scientist injects himself and …

9388. The Brethren

Bob Woodward

The Brethren is a 1979 book by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong. It gives a "behind-the-scenes" account of the United States Supreme Court during Warren Burger's early years as Chief Justice of the United States. Using Woodward's trademark writing technique involving …

9389. Harpy Thyme

Piers Anthony

Harpy Thyme is the seventeenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

9390. The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

David Gemmell

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend is a fantasy novel first published in 1993 and was written by British author David Gemmell. The novel is a prequel to the popular title Legend. The novel details the early life and events of the character Druss, it is followed by The …

9392. The Kif Strike Back

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Kif Strike Back is a book published in 1985 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

9393. Man Plus

edited by Frederik Pohl

Man Plus is a 1976 science fiction novel by American writer Frederik Pohl. It won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1976, was nominated for the Hugo and Campbell Awards, and placed third in the annual Locus Poll in 1977. Pohl teamed up with Thomas T. Thomas to write a sequel, …

9394. The Master of Petersburg

J. M. Coetzee

The Master of Petersburg is a 1994 novel by South African writer J. M. Coetzee. The novel is a work of fiction but features the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky as its protagonist. It is a deep, complex work that draws on the life of Dostoyevsky, the life of the author and the …

9395. Stop in the Name of Pants!

Louise Rennison

Stop in the Name of Pants! is a book published in 2008 that was written by Louise Rennison.

9396. The Wolf's Hour

Robert R. McCammon

The Wolf's Hour is a 1989 World War II adventure novel with a twist by Robert R. McCammon. A British secret agent goes behind German lines to stop a secret weapon from being launched against the Allies. The twist is that this agent is a werewolf. The book also includes some of …

9398. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Tom Wolfe

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby is the title of Tom Wolfe's first collected book of essays, published in 1965. The book is named for one of the stories in the collection that was originally published in Esquire magazine in 1963 under the title "There Goes That …

9399. Saffy's Angel

Hilary McKay

Saffy's Angel is the first novel in the Casson Family series written by Hilary McKay. The book is written about a family and their respective lives.

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