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.

9601. 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.

9603. 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 …

9604. 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.

9605. 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 …

9606. Flood

Stephen Baxter

Here is the "deeply scary" (BBC Focus) new novel from a national bestselling and critically acclaimed author. Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one …

9607. The Rediscovery of Man

Cordwainer Smith

The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith is a 1993 book containing the complete collected short fiction of science fiction author Cordwainer Smith. It was edited by James A. Mann and published by NESFA Press. Most of the stories take place …

9609. The Book of Basketball

Bill Simmons

The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy is the second book by ESPN columnist Bill Simmons.

9610. Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror

Steve Alten

MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror is a science fiction novel by Steve Alten, and was first published in July 1997. The novel, along with its sequels, follows the under water adventures of a U.S Navy deep sea diver, Jonas Taylor.

9611. 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.

9612. 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.

9613. 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.

9614. The torso

Helene Tursten

Die Tätowierung is a book written by Helene Tursten.

9615. 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 …

9616. 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.

9617. Sinner

Sara Douglass

Sinner is the first novel in The Wayfarer Redemption Trilogy by Sara Douglass. In the United States it is also considered the fourth in The Wayfarer Redemption sextet. It is followed by Pilgrim and concludes in Crusader.

9620. 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 …

9622. Catfish and mandala

Andrew X. Pham

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

9624. 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 …

9625. The Tiger in the Smoke

Margery Allingham

The Tiger in the Smoke is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1952 in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus and in the United States by Doubleday. It is the fourteenth novel in the Albert Campion series. Author J. K. Rowling revealed that is her favorite …

9627. 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.

9628. 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.

9629. 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 …

9630. The Spellcoats

Diana Wynne Jones

The Spellcoats is the third published novel in Diana Wynne Jones's series Dalemark Quartet, but chronologically the first. The story takes place several thousand years before Cart and Cwidder and Drowned Ammet. The time period is referred to as "prehistoric Dalemark" because by …

9631. Daniel Martin

John Fowles

A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy or James" (John Gardner, Saturday Review).The eponymous hero of John Fowles's largest and richest …

9632. 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.

9633. 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 …

9634. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith

Deborah Heiligman

Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith is a book written by Deborah Heiligman.

9635. The Three Pigs

David Wiesner

The Three Pigs is a children's picture book written and illustrated by David Wiesner. Published in 2001, the book is based on the traditional tale of the Three Little Pigs, though in this story they step out of their own tale and wander into others, depicted in different …

9636. 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.

9638. Parker Pyne Investigates

Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by William Collins and Sons in November 1934. Along with The Listerdale Mystery, this collection did not appear under the usual imprint of the Collins Crime Club but …

9642. Die Judenbuche

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

Die Judenbuche is a novella written by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and first published in 1842. The beech tree becomes a significant symbol in the story. It has been considered as potentially one of the first murder mysteries and is indeed often viewed as a crime thriller or …

9643. The Simple Art of Murder

Raymond Chandler

"The Simple Art of Murder" refers to hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler's critical essay, a magazine article, and his collection of short stories. The essay was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in December 1944. The magazine article appeared in the …

9645. Ancient Evenings

Norman Mailer

Ancient Evenings is a novel by American author Norman Mailer. It deals with the lives of two protagonists, one young, one old, in a very alien Ancient Egypt marked by journeys by the dead, reincarnation, and violent and hyper-sexual gods and mortals in a complex combination of …

9646. Peeling the Onion

Günter Grass

Peeling the Onion is an autobiographical work by German Nobel Prize-winning author and playwright Günter Grass, published in 2006. It begins with the end of his childhood in Danzig when the Second World War breaks out, and ends with the author finishing his first great literary …

9649. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Francesco Colonna

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, called in English Poliphilo's Strife of Love in a Dream or The Dream of Poliphilus, is a romance said to be by Francesco Colonna and a famous example of early printing. First published in Venice in 1499, in an elegant page layout, with refined woodcut …

9651. Star Maker

Olaf Stapledon

Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in 1937. The book describes a history of life in the universe, dwarfing in scale Stapledon's previous book, Last and First Men, a history of the human species over two billion years. Star Maker tackles …

9652. The Favourite Game

Leonard Cohen

The Favourite Game is the first novel by Leonard Cohen. It was first published by Secker and Warburg in the fall of 1963. In 1959, Cohen was awarded a $2,000 Canada Council grant, which he used to live cheaply in London and on the Greek island of Hydra while he wrote the novel, …

9654. Metroland

Julian Barnes

Metroland is an English novel written by Julian Barnes and published in 1980. Philip Larkin wrote a letter to Barnes saying "that he had much enjoyed it, despite his prejudice against novels with people under the age of 21 in them. He added, gloomily, something like, 'but is …

9656. A Philosophical Investigation

Philip Kerr

A Philosophical Investigation is a 1992 techno-thriller by Philip Kerr.

9658. The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

Alain de Botton

The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel is a book by Alain Botton.

9659. Tough Guys Don't Dance

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo on his upper arm, and a severed …

9660. Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

Ammon Shea

Author Ammon Shea's personal account of reading the entire 20 volume, 1989 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in one year

9661. Waverley

Walter Scott

Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition. It became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as …

9662. Panic

Jeff Abbott

Panic is a 2005 thriller by Jeff Abbott about an unsuspecting young documentary film maker, Evan, whose life is turned upside down when he realizes that his parents have been working as spies throughout their lives. One morning his mother phones him and asks him to come to her …

9663. The Tower at Stony Wood

Patricia A. McKillip

The Tower at Stony Wood is a 2000 fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip. It was a 2001 Nebula Award nominee.

9664. Curse of the Mistwraith

Janny Wurts

Curse of the Mistwraith is volume one of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts.

9665. A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

Christopher Brookmyre

A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil is the tenth novel by Christopher Brookmyre.

9666. The Way Through the Woods

Colin Dexter

The Way Through the Woods is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the tenth novel in the Inspector Morse series. It received the Gold Dagger Award in 1992. The plot deals with the search for a beautiful young Swedish woman who went missing a year earlier. An anonymous riddle, in the …

9667. A Gathering of Old Men

Ernest J. Gaines

A Gathering of Old Men is a novel by Ernest J. Gaines published in 1983. Set on a 1970s Louisiana cane farm, the novel addresses racial discrimination and a bond that cannot be usurped.

9669. The Rottweiler

Ruth Rendell

The Rottweiler is a psychological thriller novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell.

9671. Cruel Shoes

Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes is a collection of offbeat, mostly humorous essays and short stories by Steve Martin, and his first published book, and is also the title of one of the pieces therein, a satirical short-short story about a woman in a shoe store. Cruel Shoes was originally released in …

9672. Alice, I Think

Susan Juby

Alice, I Think is the first in a trilogy of comic novels written by Susan Juby. It was first published in 2000. It is set in Smithers, British Columbia and describes the struggle of a young woman, Alice Macleod, as she matures. Alice, I Think was nominated for the Amazon/Books …

9673. By Schism Rent Asunder

David Weber

By Schism Rent Asunder is a science fiction book written by David Weber. It is the second book in the open-ended Safehold series, after Off Armageddon Reef. The publication date was July 22, 2008. The third book in the series is named By Heresies Distressed

9674. Reversible Errors

Scott Turow

Reversible Errors, published in 2002 is Scott Turow's sixth novel, and like the others, set in fictional Kindle County. The novel won the 2003 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction. The title is a legal term. The novel revolves around three 1991 murders for which Rommy …

9675. Under the Eagle

Simon Scarrow

Under the Eagle is the first book in the Eagle Series, by Simon Scarrow and is his début novel. It starts on the Rhine Frontier in 42, and centres on Quintus Lucinius Cato, a newly appointed Optio, and his commanding Centurion Macro.

9676. Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Dario Fo

Accidental Death of an Anarchist is the most internationally recognised play by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. Considered a classic of twentieth-century theatre, it has been performed across the world in more than 40 countries, including Argentina, …

9678. Iron Fist

Aaron Allston

Iron Fist is a novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It is the sixth novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series, and was written by Aaron Allston. It continues the exploits of Wraith Squadron begun by Allston in Wraith Squadron.

9680. April Lady

Georgette Heyer

April Lady is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. It is in many respects a classic example of her work: light, with some drama and delicately handled romance. Heyer writes from the perspective of two main characters throughout the book. The story is set in 1813.

9683. Fragment

Warren Fahy

Fragment, is a science-based thriller by bestselling author and screenwriter, Warren Fahy. The novel focuses on a crew of young scientists from a reality TV show who must try to survive when their research vessel, the Trident, lands on Henders Island, where predatory creatures …

9684. Eva

Peter Dickinson

Eva is a science fiction novel for young adults by Peter Dickinson, published by Gollancz in 1988. Set in a dystopian future, it features "the hybrid that results when the brain-patterns and memory of a dying girl are transferred into the brain of a chimpanzee." Dickinson …

9685. Sporting Chance

Elizabeth Moon

Sporting Chance is a science fiction novel, written by Elizabeth Moon. Published in 1994, it is the second novel in the Familias Regnant fictional universe, and the second in the Heris Serrano trilogy. It follows on the heels of Hunting Party and is followed by Winning Colors.

9686. The Dollhouse Murders

Betty Ren Wright

Best-selling author Betty Ren Wright earned eight state awards for this middle-grade mystery about a murder kept secret in a dollhouse. Amy is terrified. She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she …

9688. The Children of the Company

Kage Baker

The Children of the Company is a science fiction novel by Kage Baker. It is another in the series concerned with the exploits of The Company, a 24th-century cabal which exploits history for profit with the aid of immortal cyborgs living in the past. Although presented as a …

9691. Saint

Ted Dekker

Saint is a 2008 mystery novel written by Ted Dekker. It is the second in the series of the 'Project Showdown' Books which are also called 'The Paradise Novels'.

9693. Blink

Ted Dekker

Blink is a 2003 novel by Christian author Ted Dekker. It was re-released in November 2007 under the title Blink of an Eye, featuring new content and a more expedient storyline. It follows two main characters from a 3rd person perspective. Blink is set in the modern-day United …

9694. Engine City

Ken MacLeod

Engine City is a science fiction novel by Ken MacLeod. It is the third novel in the Engines of Light Trilogy. The novel follows on from Dark Light and is also set in the "Second Sphere", primarily in the city of Nova Babylonia, the plot centering around the arrival of humans …

9695. HHhH

Collectif

HHhH is the debut novel of French author Laurent Binet. It recounts Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich in Prague during World War II. It was awarded the 2010 Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman. The novel follows the history of the operation and …

9696. Caucasia

Danzy Senna

Caucasia is an American novel written by Danzy Senna. Caucasia is the coming-of-age story of Birdie and Cole, multiracial sisters who have a white mother and black father. The novel is set in Boston, Massachusetts during the turbulent mid-1970s. Much of the novel centers around …

9697. Rimrunners

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Rimrunners is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and set in her Alliance-Union universe, in which humanity has split into three major power blocs: Union, the Merchanter's Alliance and Earth. Chronologically, the book follows immediately after the author's …

9698. The Broken Sword

Poul Anderson

The Broken Sword is a fantasy novel written by Poul Anderson, originally published in 1954. It was issued in a revised edition by Ballantine Books as the twenty-fourth volume of their Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in January 1971. The original text was returned to print by …

9699. From Bauhaus to Our House

Tom Wolfe

From Bauhaus to Our House is a 1981 narrative of Modern architecture, written by Tom Wolfe.

9701. Skin

Ted Dekker

Skin is a contemporary Christian fiction science fiction/horror novel released in April 2007 by Ted Dekker. Dekker's novel, Skin was published by Thomas Nelson with the purpose to connect the Circle Trilogy, the Project Showdown books, and an upcoming series of books. Tagline: …

9702. The Adventures & Misadventures of Maqroll

Alvaro Mutis

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll is a compilation of novellas by Colombian author Álvaro Mutis. First published as a two-volume collection in Colombia in 1993, the work was translated into English by Edith Grossman in 2002. The novellas center on the exploits and …

9703. A Confederate General from Big Sur

Richard Brautigan

A Confederate General from Big Sur is Richard Brautigan's first novel, published in 1964. The story takes place in 1957. A man named Lee Mellon believes he is a descendant of a Confederate general who was originally from Big Sur, California. This general is not in any books or …

9704. Journey to the Center of the Earth

VERNE / SCHWACH

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the …

9705. The diaries, 1910-1923

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka's Diaries, written in German language between 1910-1923, include casual observations, details of daily life, reflections on philosophical ideas, accounts of dreams, and ideas for stories. Kafka’s diaries offer a detailed view of the writer's thoughts and feelings, as …

9706. Bleak Seasons

Glen Cook

Bleak Seasons is the sixth 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.

9707. The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Bill James

The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is a reference-type book written by Bill James featuring an overview of professional baseball decade by decade, along with rankings of the top 100 players at each position. The original edition was published in 1985 by Villard Books, …

9708. Two Old Women

Velma Wallis

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. …

9709. Nieve

Maxence Fermine

Yuko Akita had two passions. Haiku. And snow. An international bestseller,Snow is "a novel that reads like a poem. Limpid, delicate, and pure like its title."* In nineteenth-century Japan, a young haiku poet named Yuko journeys through snow-covered mountains on a quest for art …

9710. The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Newly-jacketed edition designed to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Christie's faultlessly plotted Witness for The Prosecution and other outstanding plays. The perfect complement to the latest edition of The Mousetrap and Selected Plays (50th Aniversary Edition). Headlining …

9711. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

James Luceno

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader is a novel set in the non-canonical Star Wars Legends continuity, written by James Luceno, that was published by Del Rey on November 22, 2005. Dark Lord takes place in the immediate aftermath of the events in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of …

9712. The Doom that Came to Sarnath and Other Stories

H. P. Lovecraft

The Doom That Came to Sarnath and Other Stories is a collection of fantasy and horror stories by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-sixth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in …

9713. The Gardens of Light (Interlink World Fiction)

Amin Maalouf

Born in a Mesopotamian village in the third century, the son of a Parthian warrior, Mani grows up in a volatile and dangerous world. As battle rages for control over the Middle East between the great Roman and Persian empires, as Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians …

9714. The Morning Star: In Which the Extraordinary …

Nick Bantock

The Morning Star: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin and Sabine is Illuminated is a book published in 2003 that was written by Nick Bantock.

9715. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table

Roger Lancelyn Green

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table is a novel for children written by Roger Lancelyn Green. It was first published by Puffin Books in 1953 and has been frequently reprinted. In 2008 it was reissued in the Puffin Classics series with an introduction by David Almond, …

9716. Night Shift

Lilith Saintcrow

Night Shift is a book published in 2008 that was written by Lilith Saintcrow.

9717. Buy Jupiter and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

Buy Jupiter and Other Stories is a 1975 collection of short stories by American writer Isaac Asimov. Each story is introduced by a short account of how it came to be written and what was happening in Asimov's life at the time, and follows on from where The Early Asimov left off. …

9718. Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country

Rosalind Miles

Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country is a novel by Rosalind Miles, based on Arthurian legend. It chronicles the life of Queen Guenevere from her perspective, from childhood to the blossoming of her relationship with Lancelot.

9720. The Ethics Of Ambiguity

Simone de Beauvoir

The Ethics of Ambiguity is Simone de Beauvoir's second major non-fiction work. It was prompted by a lecture she gave in 1945, after which she claimed that it was impossible to base an ethical system on her partner Jean-Paul Sartre's major philosophical work Being and …

9721. Tides of War

Steven Pressfield

Tides of War is a novel by Steven Pressfield, chronicling the Peloponnesian War. Similar to Pressfield's previous classical history novel, Gates of Fire, Tides of War is presented as a Frame narrative, wherein the primary narrator, an Athenian soldier named Polemides, recounts …

9722. Solar Lottery

Philip K. Dick

Solar Lottery is a 1955 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. It was his first published novel and contains many of the themes present in his later work. It was also published in altered form in the UK as World of Chance.

9723. Don't Bite the Sun

Tanith Lee

Don't Bite the Sun is a 1976 science fiction novel by Tanith Lee set in a utopian world which the main character comes to reject. The main character and her friends are wild, crazy "Jang" teenagers whose lifestyle is full of reckless behaviour, promiscuous sex, repeated suicide, …

9725. Stranger in Paradise

Robert B. Parker

Stranger in Paradise is a 2008 crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the seventh in his Jesse Stone series.

9726. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Bartolomé de las Casas

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is an account written by the Spanish Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas in 1542 about the mistreatment of the indigenous peoples of the Americas in colonial times and sent to then Prince Philip II of Spain. He wrote it for …

9727. Our Dumb World

Onion

Our Dumb World is a parody of the standard desk atlas created by the staff of The Onion and published by Little, Brown and Company on October 30, 2007. It is The Onion's first book of entirely original content since 1999's Our Dumb Century. The book, written in the satirical …

9728. Scarlet

Stephen R. Lawhead

Scarlet is a book published in 2007 that was written by Stephen R. Lawhead.

9729. Among Others

Jo Walton

Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best NovelWinner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best NovelStartling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first …

9731. The Clerkenwell Tales

Peter Ackroyd

The Clerkenwell Tales is an historical novel by English writer Peter Ackroyd, first published in 2003.

9732. An Infamous Army

Georgette Heyer

An Infamous Army is a novel by Georgette Heyer. In this novel Heyer combines her penchant for meticulously researched historical novels with her more popular period romances. So in addition to being a Regency romance, it is one of the most historically accurate and vividly …

9733. The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Dropped A Bombshell is the twenty-eighth book in the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun. This book contains a fictional interview between Ms. Braun and Jim Qwilleran, a main character in the story.

9738. Stranger Music

Leonard Cohen

Stranger Music is a 1993 book by Leonard Cohen. It compiles many of his published poems, as well as the lyrics to his songs.

9739. The Fall

Garth Nix

The Fall is the first book in Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower series, published in 2000 by Scholastic. It tells the story of Tal, a boy who lives in a world with eternal darkness. His home is a Castle with seven towers. The cover design and art are by Madalina Stefan and Steve …

9746. Acorna's Quest

Anne McCaffrey

Acorna's Quest is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball. It is the sequel to their Acorna: The Unicorn Girl; those two were the first books in the Acorna Universe series that comprises ten books as of 2011. McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough …

9747. Death in the Andes

Mario Vargas Llosa

Death in the Andes is a 1993 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa. It follows the character Lituma, from Who Killed Palomino Molero?, after being transferred to the rural town of Naccos.

9749. The Sorcerer

Jack Whyte

The Sorcerer is a serialized work of historical fiction books written by Jack Whyte first published in 1997.

9752. The Gemini Contenders

Robert Ludlum

The Gemini Contenders is a 1976 novel by Robert Ludlum.

9754. Lord of Snow and Shadows

Sarah Ash

Lord of Snow and Shadows is a book published in 2003 that was written by Sarah Ash.

9755. Empress of Mijak

Karen Miller

Empress of Mijak is the first novel in the Godspeaker series by Karen Miller.

9756. The Cellar

Richard Laymon

The Cellar is a 1980 horror novel by American author Richard Laymon. It was Laymon's first published novel, and together with sequels The Beast House, The Midnight Tour, and the novella Friday Night in Beast House, forms the series known by fans of Laymon as "The Beast House …

9757. Plague Ship

Clive Cussler

Plague Ship is the 5th installment of The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler & Jack Du Brul. It recounts a series of violent viral attacks on cruise ships by extremists who want to make half the worlds population sterile. The group, named "The Responsivists", is an thinly …

9758. The accompanist

Nina Berberova

Doomed to living in her mentor's shadow, Sonechka, a talented but mousy young pianist employed by a beautiful soprano and her devoted, bourgeois husband, secretly schemes to expose infidelities.

9759. The Last of the Just

André Schwarz-Bart

The Last of the Just is a post-war novel by André Schwarz-Bart originally published in French in 1959. It was published in an English translation by Stephen Becker in 1960. It was Schwarz-Bart's first book and won the Prix de Goncourt, France's highest literary prize. The author …

9760. Not the End of the World

Christopher Brookmyre

Not the End of the World is Christopher Brookmyre's third novel, and the first not to feature Jack Parlabane, Christopher Brookmyre's most used character. The novel is also the first book Brookmyre has written that is based solely outside of the United Kingdom. The story takes …

9764. DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore

Alan Moore

DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore is a 2006 trade paperback collection of comic books written by Alan Moore for DC Comics from 1985 to 1988, published by Titan Books. This collection is a replacement for the earlier Across the Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore which …

9765. Among the Enemy

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among the Enemy is a 2005 novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix, about a time in which drastic measures have been taken to quell overpopulation. It is the sixth of seven novels in the Shadow Children series.

9766. Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American …

Jonah Goldberg

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning is a book by Jonah Goldberg in which he argues that fascist movements were and are left-wing. Published in January 2008, it reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list of …

9767. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy is a novel by Laurence Sterne, written and first published in 1768, as Sterne was facing death. In 1765, Sterne travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples, and after returning determined to describe his travels from a …

9768. Book of Longing

Leonard Cohen

Book of Longing is the first new poetry book by Leonard Cohen since 1984's Book of Mercy. First published in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart, Book of Longing contains 167 previously unpublished poems and drawings, mostly written at a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy in California, …

9769. The Man Outside

Wolfgang Borchert

This collection of Borchert’s most important prose, translated by A. D. Porter with an Introduction by Stephen Spender, includes the complete text of the title play, as well as 39 stories and assorted pieces that comprise much of the author’s output during the two short, …

9770. Frederick

Leo Lionni

Frederick is a book by Leo Lionni.

9771. The Etruscan

Mika Waltari

The Etruscan is a novel by Mika Waltari, published in 1956, telling of the adventures of a young man, Turms, which begins approximately in 480 BC. It tells of the spiritual development of Turms, as he adventures from Greece to Sicily, then to Rome and then finally to Tuscany, …

9772. Lord Sunday

Garth Nix

Lord Sunday is the seventh book concluding Garth Nix's The Keys to the Kingdom series. The book was released on 1 February 2010. The description reads "Arthur Penhaligon must complete his quest to save the Kingdom he is heir to... and Arthur's world." The book was the number 14 …

9773. When I Was Puerto Rican

Esmeralda Santiago

When I Was Puerto Rican is a 1993 autobiography written by Puerto Rican native Esmeralda Santiago. It is the first of three installments, followed by Almost a Woman and The Turkish Lover. This first book begins by describing Santiago's life in Macún, Puerto Rico. It details the …

9774. The Fourth Estate

Jeffrey Archer

The Fourth Estate is a 1996 novel by Jeffrey Archer. It chronicles the lives of two media barons, Richard Armstrong and Keith Townsend, from their starkly contrasting childhoods to their ultimate battle to build the world's biggest media empire. The book is based on two real …

9776. The Coronation

Boris Akounine

The Coronation is a historical detective novel by Boris Akunin, published originally in 2000. It is subtitled великосветский детектив. This novel was published in English in February 2009. The scene of this seventh novel in the Erast Fandorin series is set in 1896 Moscow, at the …

9777. Winning Colors

Elizabeth Moon

Winning Colors is the third novel in the space opera, military science fiction Familias Regnant fictional universe written by Elizabeth Moon; it continues the plot centered on the adventures of captain Heris Serrano and the maturation of several wealthy Families' scions, which …

9799. Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Luo Guanzhong

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, attributed to Luo Guanzhong, is a historical novel set in the turbulent years towards the end of the Han dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, starting in 169 AD and ending with the reunification of the land in 280. The story – …

9800. Fair Play

Tove Jansson

Fair Play is a novel by Finnish author Tove Jansson, first published in 1989.



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