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.

9401. 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.

9402. 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 …

9403. The skating rink

Roberto Bolaño

The Skating Rink is a novel by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. A translation from the Spanish by Chris Andrews was published by New Directions in August, 2009.

9404. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Bruce Coville

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher is a novel by Bruce Coville and is part of the Magic Shop Books. It was first released in 1991 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Jane Yolen Books, and later was reissued in paperback by Aladdin. Fifteen years later, it was rereleased in by Harcourt in …

9405. Ancient Shores

Jack McDevitt

Ancient Shores, published in 1996, is a science fiction novel written by Jack McDevitt. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1997.

9406. The Crystal World

J. G. Ballard

The Crystal World is a novel by English author J. G. Ballard, published in 1966.

9407. Black Orchids

Rex Stout

Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine: "Black Orchids" "Cordially Invited …

9408. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

Leonard Shlain

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image is a work of critical theory by American surgeon Leonard Shlain, published by Viking Press in 1998. Shlain argues that learning written language, especially alphabetic language, alters human brain function in a …

9409. Toni Takitani

Haruki Murakami

Tony Takitani is a short story by Haruki Murakami.

9410. Country of the Blind

Christopher Brookmyre

Published in 1997 Country of the Blind is Christopher Brookmyre's second novel. Following on from the adventures in Quite Ugly One Morning, the storyline fast forwards to find Parlabane living in domestic bliss and about to get hitched. As part of the engagement package, he has …

9413. Maskeblomstfamilien

Lars Saabye Christensen

Maskeblomstfamilien is a novel by the Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen. Maskeblomstfamilien was published in 2003 by Cappelen. The novel is about a troubled boy and his voyage to a total and certain downfall after his father dies young, and his mother consequently …

9417. Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, …

Denis Leary

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid is a 2008 book written by actor and comedian Denis Leary.

9418. American Creation

Joseph J. Ellis

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic is a 2007 non-fiction book written by American historian Joseph Ellis and published by Alfred A. Knopf, examining the successes and failures of the Founding Fathers. Structured episodically, the book …

9420. Ripley Under Ground

Patricia Highsmith

In this harrowing illumination of the psychotic mind, the enviable Tom Ripley has a lovely house in the French countryside, a beautiful and very rich wife, and an art collection worthy of a connoisseur. But such a gracious life has not come easily. One inopportune inquiry, one …

9422. Homebody

Orson Scott Card

Homebody is the third horror novel by Orson Scott Card. It takes place in modern-day America.

9424. Hangover Square

Patrick Hamilton

Hangover Square is a 1941 novel by English playwright and novelist Patrick Hamilton. Subtitled A tale of Darkest Earl's Court it is set in that area of London in 1939. A black comedy, it is often cited as Hamilton's finest novel, exemplifying the author's concerns over social …

9426. To Sir, With Love

E. R. Braithwaite

To Sir, With Love is a 1959 autobiographical novel by E. R. Braithwaite set in the East End of London. The novel is based on true events concerned with Braithwaite taking up a teaching post in a school there. In 1967, the novel was made into a film, To Sir, with Love, starring …

9429. Pleading Guilty

Scott Turow

Pleading Guilty, published in 1993, is Scott Turow's third novel, and like the previous two it is set in fictional Kindle County. The novel begins with a middle-aged lawyer, basically waiting to retire, being assigned by his firm to track down another attorney who has embezzled …

9431. Freedom’s Ransom

Anne McCaffrey

Freedom’s Ransom is a book published in 2002 that was written by Anne McCaffrey.

9432. Sin Killer

Larry McMurtry

Sin Killer is a novel by Larry McMurtry. It is the first, both in chronological and publishing order, of The Berrybender Narratives. Set in 1832, it follows the adventures of a clan of eccentric British aristocrats and their retainers as they begin a hunting expedition up the …

9433. Kilmeny of the Orchard

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking through an old orchard and …

9434. The Hamlet

William Faulkner

The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the …

9435. 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 …

9436. Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

9438. Myrren's Gift

Fiona McIntosh

Myrren's Gift is the first book in the The Quickening trilogy by Fiona McIntosh. It details the journeys of Wyl Thirsk.

9440. Where Is Joe Merchant?

Jimmy Buffett

Where is Joe Merchant? is a novel by singer Jimmy Buffett, published in 1992. The book, a New York Times Best Seller, revolves around Frank Bama and his ex-girlfriend, hemorrhoid-ointment heiress Trevor Kane. Frank, a down-on-his-luck seaplane pilot, is about to escape to Alaska …

9441. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo …

Andrew Chaikin

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts is a book by Andrew Chaikin, first published in 1994. It describes the voyages of the Apollo program astronauts in detail, from Apollos 8 to 17. “A decade in the making, this book is based on hundreds of hours of in-depth …

9442. Marathon Man

William Goldman

William Goldman's remarkable career spans more than five decades, and his credentials run the gamut from bestselling novelist to Oscar-winning screenwriter to Hollywood raconteur. He's beloved by millions of readers as the author of the classic comic-romantic fantasy The …

9443. Ss-Gb

Len Deighton

SS-GB is an alternate history novel by Len Deighton, set in a United Kingdom conquered and occupied by Germany during World War II. The novel's title refers to the branch of the Nazi SS that controls Britain.

9444. The Towers of Trebizond

Rose Macaulay

The Towers of Trebizond is a novel by Rose Macaulay. Published in 1956, it was the last of her novels, and the most successful. It was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in the year of its publication.

9445. Castle

David Macaulay

Castle is a Caldecott Honor award-winning book by David Macaulay published in 1978. The book offers a detailed illustrated description of Aberwyvern Castle]], a fictional castle built between 1283 and 1288. Like many of Macaulay's other works, it consists of a written …

9446. Night of Knives

Ian Cameron Esslemont

Night of Knives is the first novel of the Novels of the Malazan Empire series by Canadian author Ian Esslemont, set after the prologue, but before the main body of Gardens of the Moon, the first novel in the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

9447. Everything on a Waffle

Polly Horvath

Everything on a Waffle is a 2001 bestselling children's novel, written by Polly Horvath and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book was critically acclaimed and won a variety of awards, including the 2002 Newbery Honor. A sequel, One Year in Coal Harbour, was published …

9451. The Highly Sensitive Person

Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Person is a non-fiction book by psychologist Elaine N. Aron, PhD, that discusses highly sensitive persons. Aron has characterized highly sensitive persons as having "increased sensitivity to stimulation" and who "are more aware of subtleties and process …

9452. Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

Garrison Keillor

Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon is a novel by Garrison Keillor, a humorous fictional account of life in the fictitious heartland town of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. It was first published in hardcover by Viking Press in September 2007. Lake Wobegon is one of the habitats of the …

9454. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Verna Aardema

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale is a picture book by Verna Aardema and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon told in the form of a cumulative tale written for young children, which tells an African legend. In this origin story, the mosquito lies to a …

9458. The Art of Always Being Right: Thirty Eight Ways to …

Arthur Schopenhauer

Beware who you give this book to.' Financial Times 'I recommend that you keep this delightful essay at your side.' Observer 'Dryly witty essay' Alain de Botton, Sunday Telegraph We all sit through meetings with that one person who seems to be able to persuade everyone. What is …

9462. The Origins of Virtue

Matt Ridley

The Origins of Virtue is a 1996 popular science book by Matt Ridley, which has been recognised as a classic in its field. In the book, Ridley explores the issues surrounding the development of human morality. The book, written from a sociobiological viewpoint, explores how …

9463. One Bullet Away

Nathaniel Fick

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer is an autobiography by Nathaniel Fick, published by Houghton-Mifflin in 2005. An account of Nathaniel Fick's time in the United States Marine Corps, it begins with his experiences at Officer Candidate's School in Quantico, Virginia …

9464. The Sign of the Twisted Candles

Carolyn Keene

Another exciting mystery begins for the young detective when her friends Bess and George ask her to investigate a rumor that their wealthy great-granduncle, Asa Sidney, is virtually a prisoner in his own mansion. But solving the mystery and befriending Carol Wipple, the …

9465. The Soft Machine

William S. Burroughs

The Soft Machine is a novel by William S. Burroughs, first published in 1961, two years after his groundbreaking Naked Lunch, and heavily revised for editions published in 1966 and 1968. It was originally composed using the cut-up technique partly from manuscripts belonging to …

9466. Roads to Santiago

Cees Nooteboom

Roads to Santiago is a 1992 travelogue by the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom. It focuses on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

9470. Omega minor

Paul Verhaeghen

Omega Minor is a 2004 novel by the Belgian writer Paul Verhaeghen. The narrative follows a number of European research students, and their theories about the Omega density parameter and the nature of dark matter, as well as ponders on the violence of World War II. The book …

9472. Swift as Desire

Laura Esquivel

Swift as Desire is a 2001 novel by the Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel.

9473. Deus Irae

Philip K. Dick

Deus Irae is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American authors Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny. It was published in 1976. Deus irae, meaning "God of wrath" in Latin, is a play on Dies Irae, meaning Day of Wrath or Judgment Day. This novel is based on Dick's short …

9474. The Bastard

John Jakes

Praised by Patricia Cornwell as “the best historical novelist of our time,” John Jakes began his bestselling career with this vibrant novel of romance and adventure. The Bastard begins the enduring eight-volume saga of the Kent family, and their participation in the events that …

9476. All over creation

Ruth Ozeki

The three clans at once enabling and torturing each other in Ruth Ozeki's All Over Creation--the central Fuller family, the neighboring Quinns, and the rag-tag activist found-family known as the "Seeds"--lift a basic morality play about forgiveness to a higher level. But what …

9477. Totem and Taboo

Sigmund Freud

Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics is a 1913 book by Sigmund Freud. It is a collection of four essays first published in the journal Imago: "The Horror of Incest", "Taboo and Emotional Ambivalence", "Animism, Magic and the Omnipotence …

9478. The Discovery of Slowness

Sten Nadolny

"Absolutely stunning."Times Literary Supplement“This book made my life more interesting.”Christoph Niemann"This remarkable, superbly translated novel derives from the life of the real 19th century explorer John Franklin[whose] adventures are conveyed with spellbinding …

9480. War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

War Horse is a children's novel by Michael Morpurgo. It was first published in Great Britain by Kaye & Ward in 1982. The story recounts the experiences of Joey, a horse purchased by the Army for service in World War I France and the attempts of young Albert, his previous …

9481. The Centaur

John Updike

The Centaur is a novel by John Updike, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1963. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. Portions of the novel first appeared in Esquire and The New Yorker. The French translation of the novel won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger.

9482. Hooking Up

Tom Wolfe

Hooking Up is a collection of essays and a novella by American author Tom Wolfe, a number of which were earlier published in popular magazines. The essays cover diverse topics dating from as early as 1965, including both non-fiction and fiction, along with snipes at his …

9483. Early Autumn

Robert B. Parker

Early Autumn is a Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. It is the seventh novel in the Spenser series.

9484. Oh. My. Gods.

Tera Lynn Childs

When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is …

9485. Sharpe's Escape

Bernard Cornwell

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam. Sharpe’s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat …

9486. Sharpe's Regiment

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Regiment is the seventeenth historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, first published in 1986. The story is set in England as Sharpe looks for the missing Second Battalion of the South Essex Regiment needed in Spain to fight in the Napoleonic …

9488. Lord of the Shadows

Darren Shan

Darren Shan is going home--and his world is going to hell. Old enemies await. Scores must be settled. Destiny looks certain to destroy him, and the world is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night....

9489. Mephisto

Klaus Mann

Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be …

9490. The Ogre Downstairs

Diana Wynne Jones

The Ogre Downstairs is a 1974 fantasy novel for children. It is British author Diana Wynne Jones' third published novel.

9491. Candide

Voltaire

Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best; Candide: or, The Optimist; and Candide: or, Optimism. It …

9492. La Mare Au Diable

George Sand

The Devil’s Pool is one of a group of pastoral novels inspired by the countryside of Nohant in Berry, where George Sand grew up. These novels are simple stories of country life, in which Sand records local customs and manners, depicting a timeless idyll, unaffected by the …

9493. Alice in Sunderland

Bryan Talbot

Alice in Sunderland is a graphic novel like no other. Bryan Talbot takes the city of Sunderland and the story of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell (the 'real' Alice) as the spine of his story and around them spins a spectacularly diverse range of different stories. He explores …

9494. A Maggot

John Fowles

A Maggot is a novel by British author John Fowles. It is Fowles' sixth major novel, following The Collector, The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Daniel Martin, and Mantissa. Its title, as the author explains in the prologue, is taken from the archaic sense of the word that …

9496. Solea

Jean-Claude Izzo

"Izzo digs deep into what makes men weep."-Time Out New York The third and final installment in the remarkable Marseilles Trilogy (including Total Chaos and Chourmo), Solea continues Jean-Claude Izzo's distinctive brand of vibrant crime writing, skillfully evoking a time and …

9498. All Passion Spent

Vita Sackville-West

In 1860, as a young girl of 17, Lady Slane nurtures a secret, burning ambition—to become an artist. She becomes, instead, the wife of a great statesman and the mother of 6 children. Seventy years later, released by widowhood, and to the dismay of her pompous children, she …

9499. The Europeans

Henry James

Although Henry James was himself none too fond of 'The Europeans', the novel has nevertheless proved to be a firm favourite with readers ever since its publication in 1878. The juxtaposition of two cultures with their differing values and expectations was fertile ground for …

9501. First Century After Beatrice

Amin Maalouf

A French entomologist, attending a symposium in Cairo, finds a cruious kind of bean being on a market stall. It is claimed the beans, derived from the scarab beetle, have magic powers; specifically the power to guarantee the brith of a male infant - and when the entomologist …

9502. Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

Dr. Seuss

BIG R, little r, what begins with R? Rosy's red rhinoceros. R...r...R From Aunt Annie's Alligator to Rosy's red rhinoceros to a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, learning the alphabet is bound to be fun with Dr. Seuss. And with this small, sturdy board-book version of his classic ABC book …

9503. Death Is a Lonely Business

Ray Bradbury

The image of drowned circus cages in the trash-filled canals of Venice, California, both haunts and illuminates famed fantasy and science fiction author Ray Bradbury's rare venture into the mystery field. Like filmmaker Federico Fellini, Bradbury is fascinated by the seedy …

9504. Sharpe's Waterloo

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Waterloo is a historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. Originally published in 1990 under the title Waterloo, it is the eleventh and final novel of the "original" Sharpe series, and the twentieth novel in chronological order.

9505. Dreamhunter

Elizabeth Knox

Dreamhunter is a book published in 2006 that was written by Elizabeth Knox.

9507. A Twist in the Tale

Jeffrey Archer

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never …

9510. Cybele's Secret

Juliet Marillier

Cybele's Secret is a 2007 young-adult fantasy novel by Juliet Marillier. It follows the story of Paula who is accompanying her father to Istanbul to purchase a rare artifact of a lost pagan cult. Cybele’s Secret is the companion book to Wildwood Dancing.

9511. Den of Thieves

James B. Stewart

Den of Thieves is a 1992 non-fiction bestselling work by Pulitzer prize-winning writer James B. Stewart.

9514. Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories

Garrison Keillor

Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories is a short story anthology written by Garrison Keillor, a humorous fictional account of life in small-town Minnesota set in the fictitious heartland town of Lake Wobegon. It was first published in hardcover by Viking Penguin, …

9515. The House on the Borderland

William Hope Hodgson

The House on the Borderland is a supernatural horror novel by British fantasist William Hope Hodgson. The novel is a hallucinatory account of a recluse's stay at a remote house, and his experiences of supernatural creatures and otherworldly dimensions. American horror writer H. …

9516. Cerebus

Dave Sim

Cerebus is the first collected volume of Canadian cartoonist Dave Sim's Cerebus comic book series. It is made up of the first 25 issues of Cerebus, plus, as of the 11th edition, some strips that ran in Comics Buyer's Guide featuring Silverspoon, a parody of the comic strip …

9517. Dying of the Light

George Martin

Dying of the Light is American author George R. R. Martin's first novel, published in 1977. Martin's original title for this science fiction novel was After the Festival; its title was changed before its first hardcover publication. The novel was nominated for both the Hugo …

9518. City of Pearl

Karen Traviss

City of Pearl is a science fiction novel by Karen Traviss. Published in March, 2004, it is the first book of the Wess'Har Series. Among the main characters are Shan Frankland, the hardened cop and forceful commander; Josh Garrod, the devout Christian and gentle leader; Aras, the …

9519. The Folding Star

Alan Hollinghurst

The Folding Star is a 1994 novel by Alan Hollinghurst.

9520. In the Ocean of Night

Gregory Benford

In the Ocean of Night is a 1977 Fix-up hard science fiction novel by American writer Gregory Benford. It is the first novel in his Galactic Center Saga. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1977, and for the Locus Award the following year. In the Ocean of …

9522. Tristessa

Jack Kerouac

Tristessa is a novella by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac set in Mexico City. It is based on his relationship with a Mexican prostitute. The woman's real name was Esperanza; Kerouac changed her name to Tristessa. This novel has been translated into Spanish by Jorge …

9524. Cuckoo's Egg

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Cuckoo's Egg is a novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. The book was published by DAW Books in 1985, and there was also a limited hardcover printing by Phantasia Press in the same year. The book was nominated for the Hugo Award and longlisted the Locus Award …

9525. Disco Bloodbath

James St. James

Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous but True Tale of Murder in Clubland is a 1999 memoir written by James St. James about his life as a Manhattan celebutante and club kid. The book specifically chronicles his friend Michael Alig's rise to fame and his subsequent murder of fellow club …

9527. On the Oceans of Eternity

S. M. Stirling

On the Oceans of Eternity is the last of the three alternate history novels of the Nantucket series by S. M. Stirling. The novel was released in the United States and Canada on April 10, 2000 and was released in the United Kingdom on April 29 of the same year.

9528. Chanur's Venture

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Chanur's Venture is a book published in 1984 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

9529. The Smoke Ring

Larry Niven

The Smoke Ring is a 1987 science fiction novel by Larry Niven. Like much of Niven's work, the story is heavily influenced by the setting: a gas torus, a ring of air around a neutron star. It is a sequel to The Integral Trees.

9530. Survival of the Sickest

Sharon Moalem

Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity is a 2007 New York Times Bestselling popular science book by Sharon Moalem, an evolutionary biologist and neurogeneticist, and Peter Satonick, senior advisor and speechwriter for the Clinton …

9531. The Poky Little Puppy

Janette Sebring Lowrey

The Poky Little Puppy is the titular character and a children's book written by Texas author Janette Sebring Lowrey and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. It was first published in 1942 as one of the first 12 books in the Simon and Schuster series Little Golden Books. The copyright …

9532. La Jalousie

Alain Robbe-Grillet

La Jalousie is a 1957 novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet. The title of its English editions is Jealousy, but this fails to capture the ambiguity of the French title: "la jalousie" can be translated as "jealousy", but also as "the jalousie window". And the jealous husband in the novel …

9533. Only the Good Spy Young

Ally Carter

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive new epilogue from Ally Carter ! When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a …

9534. The Mysterious Benedict Society

Trenton Lee Stewart

Product DescriptionJoin the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must …

9535. The Gypsy Morph

Terry Brooks

The Gypsy Morph is the third novel in Terry Brooks' fantasy trilogy entitled The Genesis of Shannara, which bridges the events of Brooks' Word & Void series with his Shannara series. It takes place in an apocalyptic world around the year 2100 and immediately follows the …

9536. Hotel

Arthur Hailey

Hotel is a 1965 novel by Arthur Hailey. It is the story of an independent New Orleans hotel, the St. Gregory, and its management's struggle to regain profitability and avoid being assimilated into the O'Keefe chain of hotels. The St. Gregory is supposedly based on the Roosevelt …

9537. Crime

Ferdinand von Schirach

From Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany’s most prominent defense attorneys, comes a jolting debut collection of short stories that daringly brings to light the motivations stirring within the criminal mind. By turns witty and sorrowful, unflinchingly brutal and …

9538. The Nightingale

Hans Christian Andersen

When he learns that the nightingale's song is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world, the Emperor of China sends his courtiers to find the bird and present it as a guest at court. The nightingale can speak to humans and agrees to come, but when the Emperor receives a …

9539. City of the Dead

Brian Keene

City of the Dead by Brian Keene was first published in 2005. It is the sequel to The Rising.

9541. Cloud of sparrows

Takashi Matsuoka

Cloud of Sparrows is the first historic novel by author Takashi Matsuoka featuring the struggle of Genji, the young Great Lord of Akaoka, in the year 1861. This is only six years after Japan opened to the West and features three American missionaries who become involved with …

9546. The Kestrel

Lloyd Alexander

The Kestrel is a fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, the second of three books often called the Westmark trilogy. The novel won the Parent's Choice Award in fiction for Fall 1982. It is set in Westmark, "an imaginary kingdom with a post-Napoleonic cast". Another reviewer has …

9547. The Tar-Aiym Krang

Alan Dean Foster

The Tar-Aiym Krang is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. It is Foster’s first published novel and started both his Humanx Commonwealth universe and his two most popular recurring characters, Pip and Philip Lynx. The book is second chronologically in the Pip and …

9548. Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

David Gemmell

Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf, published in 1992, is a novel in the Drenai series of British fantasy writer David Gemmell. While the novels of the series are all based in the same universe, most of them can not be described as direct sequels with some consecutive …

9549. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson is the fictional account of a young biracial man, referred to only as the "Ex-Colored Man", living in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He lives through a variety …

9550. Missing May

Cynthia Rylant

Missing May is a children's book, the recipient of the 1993 Newbery Medal. It was written by Cynthia Rylant, who has written over 60 children's books such as The Islander.

9551. The Traveling Vampire Show

Richard Laymon

When the one-night-only Traveling Vampire Show arrives in town, promising the only living vampire in captivity, beautiful Valeria, three local teenages venture where they do not belong, and discover much more than they bargained for.

9552. The Farseekers

Isobelle Carmody

The Farseekers is the second novel in the Obernewtyn Chronicles series by Isobelle Carmody. It was first published by Penguin Books in Australia in 1990. The following year, it was selected as an Honour Book for "Book of the Year for Older Readers" in the Children's Book Council …

9554. The Accusers

Lindsey Davis

The Accusers is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

9557. Nightrise

Anthony Horowitz

Nightrise is the third book in The Power of Five series, written by Anthony Horowitz. It was published and released in the UK on 2 April 2007 by Walker Books Ltd. It is preceded by Evil Star, released in 2006, and followed by Necropolis, which was released on 30 October 2008. …

9558. A Murder on the Appian Way

Steven Saylor

A Murder on the Appian Way is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 1996. It is the fifth 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 …

9560. Inheritance

Christopher Paolini

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With newly updated interlocking art across the spines of all four books!Not so very …

9562. Thuvia, Maid of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Thuvia, Maid of Mars is a science fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourth of the Barsoom series. The principal characters are the Son of John Carter of Mars, Carthoris, and Thuvia of Ptarth, each of whom appeared in the previous two novels. While typical in many ways …

9564. The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Solzhenitsyn's gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the author On of the true and indispensable classics of twentieth-century literature.

9565. Maps in a Mirror

Orson Scott Card

Maps in a Mirror is a collection of short stories by Orson Scott Card. Like Card's novels, most of the stories have a science fiction or fantasy theme. Some of the stories, such as "Ender's Game", "Lost Boys", and Mikal's Songbird were later expanded into novels. Each of the …

9566. Three Men on the Bummel

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men on the Bummel is a humorous novel by Jerome K. Jerome. It was published in 1900, eleven years after his most famous work, Three Men in a Boat. The sequel brings back the three companions who figured in Three Men in a Boat, this time on a bicycle tour through the German …

9568. Tempting Danger

Eileen Wilks

Tempting Danger, by Eileen Wilks, is the first full-length release and first novel in the World of the Lupi series. It premiered on October 5, 2004. Tempting Danger was nominated for the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award in the category contemporary paranormal romance.

9570. Summer of the Swans

Betsy Byars

Summer of the Swans is a children's novel by Betsy Byars about fourteen-year-old Sara Godfrey's search for her missing, mentally challenged brother Charlie. It won the Newbery Medal in 1971. Summer of the Swans was adapted for television as Sara's Summer of the Swans in 1974.

9571. The Other

Thomas Tryon

The Other is the 1971 debut novel by Thomas Tryon. Set in 1935, the novel focuses on the sadistic relationship between two thirteen-year-old identical twin boys, one who is well-behaved, and the other, a sociopath who wreaks havoc on his family's rural New England farm property. …

9572. Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison

Brandon Mull

Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison is the fifth and final installment in The New York Times' bestselling Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull.

9573. A Mathematician's Apology

G. H. Hardy

A Mathematician's Apology is a profoundly sad book, the memoir of a man who has reached the end of his ambition, who can no longer effectively practice the art that has consumed him since he was a boy. But at the same time, it is a joyful celebration of the subject--and a stern …

9574. Merchanter's Luck

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Merchanter's Luck is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh. It is set in the author's Alliance-Union universe, in which humanity has split into three major power blocs: Union, the Merchanter's Alliance and Earth. In the context of the Alliance-Union universe, the book …

9575. Lords of Chaos

Michael Moynihan

Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground is a book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind. The book presents itself as a non-fiction account of the early Norwegian black metal scene, with a focus on the string of church burnings and murders that …

9576. Right as Rain

George Pelecanos

Right as Rain is a 2001 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigator Derek Strange and his new partner Terry Quinn. It is the first novel to involve the characters and is followed by Hell to Pay, Soul Circus and Hard Revolution.

9577. The Cardturner

Louis Sachar

The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his bridge club four times a week …

9578. Black Mischief

Evelyn Waugh

Black Mischief was Evelyn Waugh's third novel, published in 1932. The novel chronicles the efforts of the English-educated Emperor Seth, assisted by a fellow Oxford graduate, Basil Seal, to modernize his Empire, the fictional African island of Azania, located in the Indian Ocean …

9579. The World Jones Made

Philip K. Dick

The World Jones Made is a 1956 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick examining notions of precognition, humanity, and politics. It was first published by Ace Books as one half of Ace Double D-150, bound dos-à-dos with Agent of the Unknown by Margaret St. Clair.

9581. Deathstalker

Simon R. Green

Deathstalker is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R. Green. The second in a series of nine novels, Deathstalker is part homage to - and part parody of - the classic space operas of the 1950s, and deals with the timeless themes of honour, love, courage and betrayal.

9582. A Clergyman's Daughter

George Orwell

A Clergyman's Daughter is a 1935 novel by English author George Orwell. It tells the story of Dorothy Hare, the clergyman's daughter of the title, whose life is turned upside down when she suffers an attack of amnesia. It is Orwell's most formally experimental novel, featuring a …

9583. Elidor

Alan Garner

Elidor is a children's fantasy novel by the British author Alan Garner, published by Collins in 1965. Set primarily in modern Manchester, it features four English children who enter a fantasy world, fulfill a quest there, and return to find that the enemy has followed them into …

9584. A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray

Ann M. Martin

A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray is a children's novel written in 2005 by Ann M. Martin and is published by Scholastic Books. The target audience for this book is grades 4-7. It is written from the first-person perspective of a female stray dog named Squirrel. Ann M. …

9585. Sharpe's Battle

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Battle is the twelfth historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, first published in 1995. The story is set during the Peninsular War in Spain in 1811.

9586. The Crown of Dalemark

Diana Wynne Jones

The Crown of Dalemark is a 1993 fantasy novel by Diana Wynne Jones. It is the fourth and last book of the Dalemark Quartet, and follows the adventures of a group of people trying to reunite North and South Dalemark under a new king.

9587. The Mask

Dean Koontz

The Mask is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz originally released under the pseudonym Owen West in 1981. Koontz later re-released the novel under his own name.

9588. Penny from Heaven

Jennifer L. Holm

Penny from Heaven is a children's novel that was named a Newbery Honor book in 2007. It was written by Jennifer L. Holm, the author of another Newbery Honor book, Our Only May Amelia and first published by Random House.

9589. His Illegal Self

Peter Carey

His Illegal Self is a 2008 novel by Australian author Peter Carey. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and longlisted for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

9590. Software

Rudy Rucker

Software is a 1982 cyberpunk science fiction novel written by Rudy Rucker. It won the first Philip K. Dick Award in 1983. The novel is the first book in Rucker's Ware Tetralogy, and was followed by a sequel, Wetware, in 1988.

9591. The Quantity Theory of Insanity

Will Self

The Quantity Theory of Insanity is a collection of short stories by Will Self. It won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1993.

9592. HMS Ulysses

Alistair MacLean

The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense – an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. Now reissued in a new cover style.The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something …

9593. Among the Free

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Free is a 2006 book by Margaret Peterson Haddix, about a time in which drastic measures have been taken to quell overpopulation. It is the seventh and final book in the Shadow Children series.

9594. Catfish and mandala

Andrew X. Pham

Catfish and mandala is a book written by Andrew X. Pham.

9595. The Hacker Crackdown

Bruce Sterling

The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier is a work of nonfiction by Bruce Sterling first published in 1992. The book discusses watershed events in the hacker subculture in the early 1990s. The most notable topic covered is Operation Sundevil and the …

9596. The Clue of the Broken Locket

Carolyn Keene

The Clue of the Broken Locket is the eleventh volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1934, and was written by Mildred Benson under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

9597. The Master of Ballantrae

Robert Louis Stevenson

Set in 18th-century Scotland, this brooding historical romance unfolds amid the Jacobite Rebellion. A struggle between good and evil begins in the old Scottish castle of Durrisdeer — the ancestral home of the Durie clan — where James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, persists in his …

9598. Understood Betsy

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Understood Betsy is a 1916 novel for children by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.

9599. The Moon of Gomrath

Alan Garner

The Moon of Gomrath is a fantasy story by the author Alan Garner, published in 1963. It is the sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.



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