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.

9803. Raw Spirit

Iain Banks

Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram is a nonfiction book by Iain Banks, first published in 2003. It is his only non-fiction book. The book is about whisky, or finding the perfect dram while travelling in Scotland. Other recurring themes in the book are George W. Bush, the …

9804. Critical Mass

Philip Ball

Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another is a non-fiction book by English chemist and physicist Philip Ball, originally published in 2004, discusses the concept of a “physics of society”. Ball examines past thinkers, such as Thomas Hobbes, Lewis Mumford, Emyr Hughes, and …

9806. HHhH

Laurent Binet

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 …

9809. Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Doris Pilkington

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence is an Australian book by Doris Pilkington, published in 1996. Based on a true story, the book is a personal account of an indigenous Australian family's experiences as members of the Stolen Generation – the forced removal of mixed-race children from …

9812. Make Room! Make Room!

Harry Harrison

Make Room! Make Room! is a 1966 science fiction novel written by Harry Harrison exploring the consequences of unchecked population growth on society. It was originally serialized in Impulse magazine. Set in then-future August 1999, the novel explores trends in the proportion of …

9813. Rødby-Puttgarden

Helle Helle

Rødby-Puttgarden: roman is a book written by Danish writer Helle Helle.

9814. Catch Me When I Fall

Nicci French

Catch Me When I Fall is a psychological thriller by Nicci French, about a woman unknowingly afflicted with bipolar disorder, and how this sets her life on a spiral of self-destruction, as well as pitting her against a shadowy antagonist.

9815. Better Read Than Dead

Victoria Laurie

Better Read Than Dead is a book published in 2005 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

9816. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

Piper Kerman

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and …

9818. 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 …

9820. Robot Adept

Piers Anthony

Robot Adept is a book published in 1988 that was written by Piers Anthony.

9824. Ashling

Isobelle Carmody

Ashling is the third book in the Obernewtyn series by Isobelle Carmody.

9825. The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca

Tahir Shah

The Caliph's House is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah.

9827. Black Hearts in Battersea

Joan Aiken & Others

Black Hearts in Battersea is a children's novel by Joan Aiken first published in 1964. The second book in the Wolves Chronicles, it is loosely a sequel to her earlier Wolves of Willoughby Chase. The book is set in a slightly altered historical England—during the reign of King …

9830. Inheritance

Christopher Paolini

ERAGONWhen Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. Can Eragon …

9832. Legacies

F. Paul Wilson

Legacies is the second volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published in 1998 by Headline in England and by Forge Books in the US.

9833. The Informant

Kurt Eichenwald

The Informant is a nonfiction white-collar crime book written by journalist Kurt Eichenwald and published in 2000 by Random House. It documents the mid-1990s lysine price-fixing conspiracy case and the involvement of Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre, inspiring a …

9835. The Barbed Coil

J.V. Jones

The Barbed Coil is a fantasy novel by J. V. Jones, published in 1997.

9836. One Writer's Beginnings

Eudora Welty

One Writer's Beginnings is a collection of autobiographical essays by Eudora Welty, winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book is based on three lectures she delivered at Harvard University in April 1983, as part of the William E. Massey Sr. lecture series. The …

9837. Lies Across America

James W. Loewen

Lies Across America a 1999 book by James Loewen, and is a follow up sequel to his 1995 work Lies My Teacher Told Me. The book focuses on historical markers and museums across the United States. The book starts on the West Coast and moves east, a deliberate break from the …

9838. Lincoln at Gettysburg

Garry Wills

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America written by Garry Wills and published by Simon & Schuster in 1992, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. The book uses Lincoln's notably short …

9841. The Cat Who Tailed a Thief

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Tailed a Thief is the nineteenth book in the Cat Who series of mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun, published in 1997.

9843. Mainspring

Jay Lake

Mainspring is the third novel from writer Jay Lake. It is a clockpunk science fiction/fantasy novel, of the subgenre steampunk. This novel is followed by the 2008 sequel Escapement and the 2010 sequel Pinion.

9844. 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America

Bernard Goldberg

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America is a non-fiction book by Bernard Goldberg that was published in 2005. The book's central idea is to name and blame a long list of specific individuals for making the United States a "far more selfish, vulgar, and cynical place." In 2006, …

9846. Flashman and the Tiger

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman and the Tiger is a 1999 book by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the eleventh of the Flashman books.

9847. Night Work

Laurie R. King

Night WorkKate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is …

9848. My Brilliant Career

Miles Franklin

My Brilliant Career is a 1901 novel written by Miles Franklin. It is the first of many novels by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, one of the major Australian writers of her time. It was written while she was still a teenager, as a romance to amuse her friends. Franklin …

9851. The Clue in the Diary

Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Diary is the seventh volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, and was first published in 1932 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Its text was revised in 1962. This is the last manuscript Mildred Wirt Benson wrote in her initial run. She would return for …

9854. Falcondance

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Falcondance is the third book in The Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. Falcondance is narrated by Nicias Silvermead, a nineteen-year-old peregrine falcon raised in Wyvern's Court. Danica and Zane's dream of creating Wyvern's Court has come true. Atwater-Rhodes now moves …

9855. Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body

Armand Marie Leroi

Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body is a book written by Armand Marie Leroi.

9856. Back Story

Robert B. Parker

Back Story is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the 30th novel in his Spenser series.

9858. Widow's Walk

Robert B. Parker

Widow's Walk is a detective novel by American crime writer Robert B. Parker, the 29th in his Spenser series.

9860. The New Confessions

William Boyd

The New Confessions is a novel of the Scottish writer William Boyd. The theme and narrative structure of the novel is modelled on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Les Confessions, the reading of which has a huge impact on the protagonist's life. The book follows the life of John James …

9861. A Good Hanging and Other Stories

Ian Rankin

Edinburgh is a city steeped in history and tradition, a seat of learning, of elegant living, known as the 'Athens of the North'. But that isn't all. The city's flip-side is a city of grudges, blackmail, violence, greed and fear - where past and present clash and old wounds …

9865. The Quest for Saint Camber

Katherine Kurtz

The Quest for Saint Camber is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1986. It was the ninth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the third book in her third Deryni trilogy, The Histories of King …

9866. Under the Frog

Tibor Fischer

Under the Frog is British-born Hungarian writer Tibor Fischer's debut novel, it was published in 1992. The book was a winner of the 1992 Betty Trask Award and was the first debut novel to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The novel is a black comedy set in Hungary in the …

9867. The Book of Skulls

Robert Silverberg

The Book of Skulls is a science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg, which was first published in 1972. It was nominated for the Nebula Award in 1972, and both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1973.

9868. The Tie That Binds

Kent Haruf

Kent Haruf's [pronounced to rhyme with "sheriff"] novel The Tie That Binds, is the fictitious story of 80 year-old Edith Goodnough of Holt County, Colorado, as told to an unnamed inquirer on a Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1977 by her 50 year-old neighbour, a farmer called …

9869. Dragon Sword and Wind Child

Noriko Ogiwara

In the land of Toyoashihara, the forces of the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness have waged war for generations. But for 15-year old Saya, the war is far away and unimportant--until the day she discovers she is the reincarnation of the Water Maiden and a princess of the …

9870. Death Is Now My Neighbour

Colin Dexter

Death is Now My Neighbour is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the 12th novel in the Inspector Morse series.

9871. The Post-Office Girl

Stefan Zweig

Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had never heard of Zweig...when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these …

9872. The History Boys

Alan Bennett

"A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny." --The Daily Telegraph An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good …

9873. A Contract with God

Will Eisner

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories is a 1978 graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner. It is a short story cycle that revolves around poor Jewish characters who live in a tenement in New York City. Eisner produced two sequels set in the same tenement: A Life …

9874. It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken

Seth

It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken is a graphic novel by Canadian cartoonist Seth. It appeared in a collected volume in 1996 after serialization from 1993 to 1996 in issues #4–9 of Seth's comic book series Palookaville. The mock-autobiographical story tells of its author's …

9875. Vita

Melania Mazzucco

In April 1903, the steamship Republic spills more than two thousand immigrants onto Ellis Island. Among them are Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, nine, sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make their way in America. Amid the chaos and splendor of New York, the misery …

9876. Mother's Milk

Edward Saint Aubyn

Mother's Milk is a novel written by Edward St Aubyn.

9877. The Nano Flower

Peter F. Hamilton

The Nano Flower is a novel by Peter F. Hamilton, published on 10 March 1995. It is the final book in the Greg Mandel trilogy.

9878. A Love Affair

Dino Buzzati

A Love Affair is a 1963 novel by the Italian writer Dino Buzzati. It tells the story of an architect in Milan who falls in love with a much younger ballerina. The novel has an unusually conventional narrative style compared to many of the author's other works. An English …

9879. The League of Frightened Men

Rex Stout

The League of Frightened Men is the second Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. The story was serialized in six issues of The Saturday Evening Post under the title The Frightened Men. The novel was published in 1935 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. The League of Frightened Men …

9884. The Road Ahead

Bill Gates

The Road Ahead is a book written by Bill Gates, co-founder and then-CEO of the Microsoft software company, together with Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold and journalist Peter Rinearson. Published in November 1995, then substantially revised about a year later, The Road Ahead …

9887. Sharra's Exile

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Sharra's Exile is a fantasy novel written by Marion Zimmer Bradley as part of the Darkover series and is a sequel to The Heritage of Hastur. This novel is a complete rewrite of The Sword of Aldones published by Ace in 1962. The second chapter of book one of Sharra's Exile was …

9888. Shinjū

Laura Joh Rowland

Shinjū is the title of the debut novel by American writer Laura Joh Rowland, a historical mystery set in 1689 Genroku-era Japan. The main character, a yoriki named Sano Ichirō, investigates a double murder disguised as a lovers' suicide, and in the process, uncovers a plot to …

9889. Mr. Sammler's Planet

Saul Bellow

Mr. Sammler's Planet is a 1970 novel by the American author Saul Bellow. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1971.

9890. Doctor Fischer of Geneva

Graham Greene

Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The bomb party is a novel by the English novelist Graham Greene. The eponymous party has been examined as an example of a statistical search problem.

9891. Them

Joyce Carol Oates

Them is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, the third in the Wonderland Quartet she inaugurated with A Garden of Earthly Delights. It was first published by Vanguard in 1969 and it won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1970. Many years and many awards later, Oates surmised …

9892. The Breast

Philip Roth

The Breast is a novella by Philip Roth, in which the main character, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast. Throughout the book Kepesh fights with himself. Part of him wishes to give in to bodily desires, while the other part of him wants to be rational. Kepesh, a literature …

9893. The Hare with Amber Eyes

Edmund de Waal

The Hare with Amber Eyes is a family memoir by British ceramicist Edmund de Waal. De Waal tells the story of his family, the Ephrussi, once a very wealthy European Jewish banking dynasty, centered in Odessa, Vienna and Paris, and peers of the Rothschild family. The Ephrussis …

9894. Contagious

Scott Sigler

Contagious is a science fiction thriller novel by Scott Sigler. It is the sequel to Sigler's Infected, and like its predecessor was released in both podcast and print versions.

9896. The child of pleasure

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Il Piacere is the first novel by Gabriele d'Annunzio, written in 1889.

9897. La Regenta

Leopoldo Alas

La Regenta is a realist novel by Spanish author Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, also known as Clarín, published in 1884 and 1885.

9899. Changes in the Land

William Cronon

Changes in the Land is a 1983 nonfiction book by historian William Cronon.

9900. The President

Miguel Ángel Asturias

El Señor Presidente is a 1946 novel written in Spanish by Nobel Prize–winning Guatemalan writer and diplomat Miguel Ángel Asturias. A landmark text in Latin American literature, El Señor Presidente explores the nature of political dictatorship and its effects on society. …

9901. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Tadeusz Borowski

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, also known as Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Gas Chamber, is a collection of short stories by Tadeusz Borowski, which were inspired by the author's concentration camp experience. The original title in the Polish language was Pożegnanie z …

9902. Fair Play

Tove Jansson

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

9904. The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole

Sue Townsend

The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lillian Townsend is the third book in the Adrian Mole series, written by Sue Townsend. It focuses on the worries and regrets of a teenage intellectual. The title is long and often shortened to the more …

9906. Lest Darkness Fall

L. Sprague de Camp

Lest Darkness Fall is an alternate history science fiction novel written in 1939 by author L. Sprague de Camp. The book is often considered one of the best examples of the alternate history genre; it is certainly one of the earliest and most influential. Alternate history author …

9908. Swallowdale

Arthur Ransome

Swallowdale is the second book in the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome. It was published in 1931. In this book, camping in the hills and moorland country around Ransome's Lake in the North features much more prominently and there is less sailing. A significant new …

9909. Tales from the White Hart

Arthur C. Clarke

Tales from the White Hart is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, in the "club tales" style. Thirteen of the fifteen stories originally appeared across a number of different publications. "Moving Spirit" and "The Defenestration of Ermintrude …

9910. The Fog

James Herbert

The Fog is a powerful, classic horror novel that begins with a crack that rips the earth apart. Peaceful village life shattered. But the disaster is just the beginning. Out of the bottomless pit creeps a malevolent fog. Spreading through the air it leaves a deadly, horrifying …

9911. And Both Were Young

Madeleine L'Engle

And Both Were Young is a novel by Madeleine L'Engle. It tells the story of a girl at boarding school in Switzerland and the relationship she develops with a boy she meets there.

9912. National Velvet

Enid Bagnold

National Velvet is a novel by Enid Bagnold, first published in 1935.

9913. Sunwing

Kenneth Oppel

Sunwing is a children's book written in 1999 by Canadian author Kenneth Oppel. It is the second book in the Silverwing series, preceded by Silverwing and succeeded by Firewing.

9914. The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould

The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History, published in 1985, is the fourth volume of collected essays from evolutionary biologist and well-known science writer Stephen Jay Gould; the essays were culled from his monthly column The View of Life in Natural History …

9915. The Laws of Our Fathers

Scott Turow

The Laws of Our Fathers, published in 1996, is Scott Turow's fourth and longest novel, at 832 pages.

9916. Beowulf's Children

Larry Niven

Beowulf's Children is a science fiction novel written by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes. It is a sequel to The Legacy of Heorot. The book was published in the United Kingdom as The Dragons of Heorot in 1995. The novel concerns the actions and fate of the second …

9917. Chickenhawk

Robert Mason

Chickenhawk is Robert Mason's narrative of his experiences as a "Huey" UH-1 Iroquois helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. The book chronicles his enlistment, flight training, deployment to and experiences in Vietnam, and his experiences after returning from the war.

9918. Santa Evita

Tomas Eloy Martinez

Santa Evita is a 1995 novel by the Argentine writer Tomás Eloy Martínez. In a blend of fact and fiction, the novel focuses on the Argentine first lady Eva Perón, and tracks her embalmed corpse after her death from cancer at age 33. The book became a bestseller in Argentina and …

9919. Corduroy Mansions

Alexander McCall Smith

Corduroy Mansions is the first online novel by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. In the first series, the author wrote a chapter a day, starting on 15 Sep 2008, the series running for 20 weeks and totalling 100 episodes. The daily …

9921. A Girl Named Disaster

Nancy Farmer

A Girl Named Disaster is a 1996 novel by Nancy Farmer. In 1997, Farmer won the Newbery Honor for the novel, which was also a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The book explores the qualities needed to survive in a hostile environment, …

9922. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

Lois Lenski

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison is a children's biographical novel written and illustrated by Lois Lenski. The book was first published in 1941 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1942. It tells the story of Mary Jemison in a highly fictionalized form.

9923. Quest for Lost Heroes

David Gemmell

Quest for Lost Heroes, published in 1990, is a novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It is the fourth entry in the Drenai series. The story is set several decades after and makes several references to the events in Gemmell's earlier title, The King Beyond the Gate. It …

9924. Hunter's Run

George Martin

Hunter's Run is a 2007 science fiction novel written by Daniel Abraham, Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin. It is a heavily-rewritten and expanded version of an earlier novella called Shadow Twin.

9925. The Curse of Lono

Hunter S. Thompson

The Curse of Lono is a book by Hunter S. Thompson describing his experiences in Hawaii in 1980. Originally published in 1983, the book was only in print for a short while. In 2005 it was re-released as a limited edition. Only 1000 copies were produced, each one being signed by …

9926. Native Tongue

Suzette Haden Elgin

Native Tongue is the first novel in Suzette Haden Elgin's feminist science fiction series of the same name. The trilogy is centered in a future dystopian American society where the 19th Amendment was repealed in 1996 and women have been stripped of civil rights. A group of …

9927. Dream Boy

Jim Grimsley

Dream Boy is a 1995 novel by Jim Grimsley.

9928. Island

Richard Laymon

When eight people go on a cruise in the Bahamas, they plan to swim, sunbathe and relax. Getting shipwrecked is definitely not in the script. But after the yacht blows up they're stranded on a deserted island, and there's a maniac on the loose.

9933. Q-Squared

Peter David

Q-Squared is a non-canon Star Trek novel by Peter David. It spent two weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1994. Q-Squared was released in July 1994 as one in a series of "Giant Novels" for the Star Trek line from Pocket Books. Although the novel was primarily based on …

9934. Learning Python

Mark Lutz

Learning Python is a tutorial book for the Python programming language, and is published by O'Reilly Media. The first and second editions were written by Mark Lutz and David Ascher, and covers Python 1.5 and 2.3, respectively. The third edition was written solely by Mark Lutz, …

9935. Question Quest

Piers Anthony

Question Quest is the fourteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

9936. Small Vices

Robert B. Parker

Small Vices is the 24th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he tries to solve the murder of a college student.

9937. Looking for Rachel Wallace

Robert B. Parker

Looking for Rachel Wallace is the sixth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1980.

9939. The Antipope

Robert Rankin

The Antipope is a comic fantasy novel by the British author Robert Rankin. It is Rankin's first novel, and the first book in the Brentford Trilogy. The book was first published in 1981 by Pan Books, and from 1991 by Corgi books, an imprint of Transworld Publishers. Although …

9940. Spud

John van de Ruit

Spud is a 2005 novel by South African author, actor, playwright and producer, John van de Ruit. A comedic sometimes sad yet straight forward novel that captures the humor of life in boarding school, through the diary of John 'Spud' Milton. The book is written in the style of a …

9941. Enchanted Glass

Diana Wynne Jones

Enchanted Glass is a fantasy novel by Diana Wynne Jones which was first published in 2010.

9942. 11 Birthdays

Wendy Mass

11 Birthdays is a children's time loop novel written by Wendy Mass and first published in 2009 by Scholastic Press. It is the first novel in the Willow Falls series and it follows the life of a young girl named Amanda Ellerby who has spent each of her first ten birthdays with …

9944. Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister …

Sonya Sones

Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy is a novel in verse by Sonya Sones. The free-verse novel follows Cookie, a thirteen-year-old girl, whose older sister is hospitalized on Christmas Eve when she has an intense breakdown that is eventually diagnosed as …

9946. Half a Life

Darin Strauss

Half a Life is a book by American author Darin Strauss. It received the National Book Critics Circle Award for memoir in 2011.

9947. Floating in My Mother's Palm

Ursula Hegi

Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her …

9948. Gather Together in My Name

Maya Angelou

Gather Together in My Name is an autobiography by African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. It is the second book in Angelou's series of seven autobiographies. The book begins immediately following the events described in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and follows …

9949. Master Georgie

Beryl Bainbridge

When Master Georgie - George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, there straggles behind him a small caravan of devoted followers; Myrtle, his …

9950. After Virtue

Alasdair MacIntyre

When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it “a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world.” …

9951. Riders of the Purple Sage

Zane Grey

Riders of the Purple Sage is a Western novel by Zane Grey, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1912. Considered by many critics to have played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular Western genre, the novel has been called "the most popular western …

9952. The Terminal Experiment

Sawyer

The Terminal Experiment is a science fiction novel by Canadian novelist Robert J. Sawyer. The book won the 1995 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1996. Sawyer received a writer's reserve grant from the Ontario Arts Council in …

9953. Hothouse

Brian Aldiss

Hothouse is a 1962 award-winning fantasy/science fiction novel by British author Brian Aldiss, composed of 5 novelettes that were originally serialised in a magazine. In the US, an abridged version was published as The Long Afternoon of Earth; the full version was not published …

9954. Swimming Without a Net

MaryJanice Davidson

Swimming Without a Net is the second novel in the Fred the Mermaid Trilogy by MaryJanice Davidson.

9955. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

Maya Angelou

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, published in 1986, is the fifth book in African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou's seven-volume autobiography series. Set between 1962 and 1965, the book begins when Angelou is 33 years old, and recounts the years she lived in Accra, …

9956. The Hot Rock

Donald E. Westlake

The Hot Rock is a novel written by Donald E. Westlake.

9957. The Cinderella Deal

Jennifer Crusie

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie brings humor and storytelling magic to this modern-day romance of a match made anywhere but in heaven—but destined for a fairy-tale ending.Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good …

9958. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

H. P. Lovecraft

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories is Penguin Classics' second omnibus edition of works by 20th-century American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in October 2001 and is still in print. This edition is the second in Penguin Classics' series of paperback …

9959. The Crime at Black Dudley

Margery Allingham

The Crime at Black Dudley, also known in the United States as The Black Dudley Murder, is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1929, in the United Kingdom by Jarrolds, London and in the United States by Doubleday Doran, New York. It introduces Albert Campion, …

9960. Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Simone Beck

This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes. “Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is the book that, for more than forty years, has been teaching Americans how. …

9961. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Erving Goffman

A notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves. This book explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way that we appear to others. Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor of theatrical performance as a framework. Each person in everyday social intercourse …

9962. Obsessed

Ted Dekker

A deadly tale of ultimate obsession. Stephen Friedman is making a good living in good times. He's just an ordinary guy. Or so he thinks. But one day an extraordinary piece of information tells

9964. The Mask of Apollo

Mary Renault

The Mask of Apollo is a historical novel written by Mary Renault. It is set in ancient Greece shortly after the Peloponnesian War. The story involves the world of live theatre and political intrigue in the Mediterranean at the time. The narrator, Nikeratos, is an invented …

9965. Tell-All

Chuck Palahniuk

Questions for Chuck Palahniuk on Tell-All Q: A casual observer might be surprised at the depth of knowledge of 50’s-era movies that you display in Tell-All. Where does this come from?A: That vast wealth of 50's film info comes from my editor, Gerry Howard (who has a life-long …

9966. Crown of Slaves

David Weber

Crown of Slaves is a 2003 novel by David Weber and Eric Flint set in the Honorverse; it has been billed as the first in the Wages of Sin series, spun off from the main Honor Harrington series. It features Honor herself only in a cameo role: other characters from the novels and …

9967. Five on a Treasure Island

Enid Blyton

Five on a Treasure Island is a popular children's book by Enid Blyton. It is the first book in The Famous Five series. The first edition of the book was illustrated by Eileen Soper.

9968. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

Jean-Noël Liaut

A new-look printing of Agatha Christie's `most absorbing mystery' to mark the 25th anniversary of her death. Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, having become the best-selling novelist in history. Her autobiography, published in 1977 a year after her death, tells of her …

9970. The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo is a children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in the woods. The book has sold over 13 million copies, has won several prizes for children's …

9972. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American …

Drew Gilpin Faust

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War is a book by Drew Gilpin Faust.

9973. Bad Kitty

Michele Jaffe

Bad Kitty is a 2006 young adult novel written by Michele Jaffe. It is about a would-be girl detective and her friends. The sequel to Bad Kitty is Kitty Kitty.

9975. The Shakespeare Stealer

Gary Blackwood

The Shakespeare Stealer is a 1998 young adult novel, written by Gary Blackwood. The novel is a historical fiction novel, and takes place in Elizabethan England. It was an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1999.

9977. The Napoleon of Notting Hill

G. K. Chesterton

British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, …

9978. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Michael Reaves

Here's another Star Wars spinoff novel, a brisk and extremely uncomplicated action-adventure romp set on planet Coruscant immediately before the events of The Phantom Menace. After a few setting-up exercises, it's essentially a prolonged chase sequence whose implacable pursuer …

9981. The Sledding Hill

Chris Crutcher

The Sledding Hill is a 2005 post-modern metafictional novel by young adult writer Chris Crutcher. By having the novel narrated by a super-omniscient dead boy and placing himself into the novel, Crutcher has written a work that encompasses two literary fads.

9982. A Break with Charity

Ann Rinaldi

A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials is a novel by Ann Rinaldi released in 1992, and is part of the Great Episodes series.

9983. Helliconia Summer

Brian Aldiss

Helliconia Summer is a book written by Brian W. Aldiss that was published in 1983.

9985. The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Richard Feynman

The Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics textbook based on some lectures by Richard P. Feynman, a Nobel laureate who has sometimes been called “The Great Explainer”. The lectures were given to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology, during …

9986. Lavondyss

Robert Holdstock

Lavondyss also titled Lavondyss: Journey to an Unknown Region is the second fantasy novel of the Mythago Wood series written by Robert Holdstock. Lavondyss was originally published in 1988. The name of the novel hints at the real and mythological locales of Avon, Lyonesse, …

9987. The Power of One

Bryce Courtenay

The Power of One is a novel by Australian author Bryce Courtenay, first published in 1989. Set in South Africa during the 1930s and 1940s, it tells the story of an English boy who, through the course of the story, acquires the nickname of Peekay. It is written from the first …

9988. Uncle Silas

Sheridan Le Fanu

Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery-thriller novel by the Irish writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It is notable as an early example of the locked room mystery subgenre. It is not a novel of the supernatural, but does show a strong interest in the occult and in the ideas of …

9989. Gone-Away Lake

Elizabeth Enright

Gone-Away Lake is a 1958 Newbery Honor winning children's book by Elizabeth Enright. It received the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1970. Gone-Away Lake tells the story of cousins who spend a summer exploring and discover a lost lake and the two people who still live there.

9990. The Lazarus Effect

Frank Herbert

The Lazarus Effect is the third science fiction novel set in the Destination: Void universe by the American author Frank Herbert and poet Bill Ransom. It takes place some time after the events in The Jesus Incident.

9993. Good Morning, Midnight

Jean Rhys

Good Morning, Midnight is a 1939 modernist novel by the author Jean Rhys. Often considered a continuation of Rhys' three other early novels, Quartet, After Leaving Mr Mackenzie and Voyage in the Dark, it is experimental in design and deals with a woman's feelings of …

9994. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Carl Sagan

"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully …

9995. Eight Days of Luke

Diana Wynne Jones

Eight Days of Luke is a children's fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones published in 1975. It tells the tale of a neglected English boy who encounters what prove to be figures from Norse mythology.

9996. Solo Command

Aaron Allston

Solo Command is the seventh novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series, and the final book to detail the adventures of Wraith Squadron. It was written by Aaron Allston.

9997. Bill, the Galactic Hero

Harry Harrison

Bill, the Galactic Hero is a satirical science fiction novel by Harry Harrison, first published in 1965. Harrison reports having been approached by a Vietnam veteran who described Bill as "the only book that's true about the military."

9998. A Tangled Web

Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Tangled Web is a novel by L. M. Montgomery. It is one of the few books she published that was written mainly for adults. It centers on a community consisting mainly of two families, the Penhallows and the Darks. Over three generations, 60 members of the Penhallow family have …

10000. The Beautiful Room Is Empty

Edmund White

When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is "a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday." That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings …



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