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.

18401. Go Tell the Spartans

Jerry Pournelle

Go Tell the Spartans is a book published in 1991 that was written by Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling.

18402. Memories of the Future

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

Written in Soviet Moscow in the 1920s—but considered too subversive even to show to a publisher—the seven tales included here attest to Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s boundless imagination, black humor, and breathtaking irony: a man loses his way in the vast black waste of his own …

18403. Immortal

Christopher; Holder Golden, Nancy

Immortal is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

18405. Seven Lies

James Lasdun

Seven Lies is a novel written by James Lasdun.

18407. The Vivisector

Patrick White

The Vivisector is the eighth published novel by Patrick White. First published in 1970, it details the lifelong creative journey of fictional artist/painter Hurtle Duffield. Named for its sometimes cruel analysis of Duffield and the major figures in his life, the book explores …

18408. Ibid: A Life

Mark Dunn

Ibid: A Life is the third novel by Mark Dunn, published in 2004. Its form is highly reminiscent of Nabokov's Pale Fire in that it consists almost entirely of a set of endnotes for a larger biographical work.

18411. The American Language

H. L. Mencken

The American Language, first published in 1919, is H. L. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States. Mencken was inspired by "the argot of the colored waiters" in Washington, as well as one of his favorite authors, Mark Twain, and his experiences on …

18412. Woman in the Mists

Farley Mowat

Woman in the Mists: The Story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa is a 1987 biography of the conservationist Dian Fossey, who studied and lived among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. It is written by the Canadian author Farley Mowat, himself a conservationist and …

18414. The Unfortunates

B.S. Johnson

The Unfortunates is an experimental "book in a box" published in 1969 by English author B. S. Johnson and reissued in 2008 by New Directions. The 27 sections are unbound, with a first and last chapter specified. The 25 sections in-between, ranging from a single paragraph to 12 …

18415. Autumn Term

Antonia Forest

Autumn Term is the first in the series of novels about the Marlow family by Antonia Forest, first published in 1948, and set in that post-war period. The plot focuses on the two youngest Marlows, identical twins Nicola and Lawrence, during their first term at Kingscote. The next …

18416. The Ego and Its Own

Max Stirner

The Ego and Its Own is a philosophical work by German philosopher Max Stirner. This work was first published in October 1844, although with a stated publication date of "1845" to confuse the Prussian censors. The Ego and Its Own is a radically individualist critique of modern …

18418. A House Divided

Pearl S. Buck

A House Divided is the sequel to the 1932 novel Sons, and the third book in The House of Earth trilogy, all written by Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck. It centers on the third generation of Wang Lung's family, focusing particularly on his grandson Wang Yuan.

18419. Following the Equator

Mark Twain

Following the Equator is a non-fiction travelogue published by American author Mark Twain in 1897. Twain was practically bankrupt in 1894 due to a failed investment into a "revolutionary" typesetting machine. In an attempt to extricate himself from debt of $100,000 he undertook …

18421. Byzantium Endures

Michael Moorcock

Byzantium Endures is a novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the first in the Pyat Quartet tetralogy. The book is written in the first person from the point of view of unreliable narrator Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski, whose posthumous notes Moorcock claims to have transcribed. Pyat, …

18422. Psychological Types

C. G. Jung

Psychological Types is Volume 6 in the Princeton / Bollingen edition of the The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. It was also published in the U.K. by Routledge. The original German language edition, Psychologische Typen, was first published by Rascher Verlag, Zurich in 1921. …

18431. The Book of Animal Ignorance

John Lloyd

The Book of Animal Ignorance is the second title in a series of books based on the intellectual British panel game QI, written by series-creator John Lloyd and head-researcher John Mitchinson. It is a trivia book, consisting largely of little-known facts about various animals, …

18432. So Far from the Bamboo Grove

Yoko Kawashima Watkins

So Far from the Bamboo Grove is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Yoko Kawashima Watkins, a Japanese American writer. It was originally published by Beech Tree in April 1986. Watkins was awarded the Literary Lights for Children Award by Associates of the Boston Public …

18433. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition

Ed Regis

Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition is a non-fiction book copyright 1990 by Ed Regis, an American author and educator, that presents a lighthearted look at scientific visionaries planning for a future with "post-biological" people, space colonization, …

18434. Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter

Isaac Asimov

Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter is the fifth novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French. The novel was first published by Doubleday & Company in August 1957. It is the …

18435. Black Genesis

L. Ron Hubbard

Black Genesis is a book published in 1986 that was written by L. Ron Hubbard.

18436. Tarzan the Terrible

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan the Terrible is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the eighth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a serial in the pulp magazine Argosy All-Story Weekly in the issues for February 12, 19, and 26 and March 5, 12, 19, and …

18441. Piranha to Scurfy

Ruth Rendell

Piranha to Scurfy is a short story collection by British writer Ruth Rendell, published in 2000. The collection takes its unusual name from the first story featured, which itself is named after a volume of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

18444. If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Ann Coulter

If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans is a book by American conservative columnist Ann Coulter. Published by Crown Publishing Group on October 2, 2007, the book is a collection of Coulter's quotes, some of which were selected by her fans. Each chapter contains a …

18445. The Parafaith War

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Some bad ideas go back a long way and this one goes all the way back to the original home planet: Someone's god told them they had a right to more territory--so they figure they can take what they want by divine right. In the far future among the colonized worlds of the galaxy …

18447. Book of Haikus

Jack Kerouac

Book of Haikus is a collection of haiku poetry by Jack Kerouac. It was first published in 2003 and edited by Regina Weinreich. It consists of some 500 poems selected from a corpus of nearly 1,000 haiku jotted down by Kerouac in small notebooks. Although most of the poetry in …

18456. Midnight Cowboy

James Leo Herlihy

Midnight Cowboy is a 1965 novel by James Leo Herlihy that chronicles the naïve Texan Joe Buck's odyssey from Texas to New York City, where he plans on realizing his dream of becoming a male prostitute servicing rich women.

18457. The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

John D. MacDonald

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything is a science fiction novel written by John D. MacDonald.

18462. Anti-Ice

Stephen Baxter

Anti-Ice is a science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. Published in 1993, it portrays of 19th-century Europe and the changes resulting, particularly in Britain, from an explosive scientific discovery made in the 1850s.

18467. The Magic City

E. Nesbit

The Magic City is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, first published in 1910. It initially appeared as a serial in The Strand Magazine, with illustrations by Spencer Pryse.

18475. The Truth About Diamonds

Nicole Richie

The Truth About Diamonds is a 2005 novel written by Nicole Richie.

18481. The Boy Who Lost His Face

Louis Sachar

The Boy Who Lost His Face is a novel by Louis Sachar. The story focuses on a group of young boys. One of them, joining in with the 'cool crew', helps to steal an old woman's cane. When she finds them, she cries out, "Your Doppelgänger will regurgitate on your soul!" meaning that …

18482. Duncton Wood

William Horwood

Duncton Wood is the title of the first novel by author William Horwood, as well as a six-volume fantasy series to which it was later extended.

18483. Queen of the Slayers

Nancy Holder

Queen of the Slayers is an original novel based on the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

18484. Intrigues (Collegium Chronicles, volume 2)

Mercedes Lackey

Magpie is a thirteen-year-old orphan chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar and taken to the capital city, Haven, to be trained as a Herald. Like all Heralds, Magpie learns that he has a hidden Gift-the Gift of telepathy. But life at the court is not without …

18487. Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon

Rick Yancey

Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon is a young adult novel by Rick Yancey. A sequel to The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, it continues the story of Alfred Kropp, the beloved of the Archangel Michael, who is sent to retrieve the Great Seal of King Solomon who long ago …

18488. Dangerous Girls

R. L. Stine

Dangerous Girls is the first novel in the Dangerous Girls series by R. L. Stine. First published in 2003, the novel was followed by a sequel, The Taste of Night, in 2004. Dangerous Girls has won awards, including the ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and the New …

18492. The Civilizing Process

Norbert Elias

The Civilizing Process is a book by German sociologist Norbert Elias. It is an influential work in sociology and Elias' most important work. It was first published in two volumes in 1939 in German as Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation. Because of World War II it was virtually …

18493. Golden Fox

Wilbur A. Smith

Golden Fox is a novel by Wilbur Smith, one of the Courtney Novels. It is set from 1969 to 1979 and touches on the South African Border War and the revolution in Ethiopia. There were allegations one of the characters was inspired by Winnie Mandela.

18497. Voyage from Yesteryear

James P. Hogan

Voyage from Yesteryear is a 1982 science fiction novel by James P. Hogan.

18498. Metropolitan life

Fran Lebowitz

Metropolitan Life is a 1978 bestselling collection of comedic essays and the debut book by writer Fran Lebowitz. The book was released in a 1994 compilation entitled The Fran Lebowitz Reader along with Lebowitz's other bestseller Social Studies.

18503. The delta decision

Wilbur A. Smith

Wild Justice is an adventure novel by Wilbur Smith. It was partially set in The Seychelles where Smith had a home for a number of years. It was the third best selling book in England in 1980. The novel was published in the US as The Delta Decision.

18505. Unlocking the Air and Other Stories

Ursula K. Le Guin

Unlocking the Air and Other Stories is a 1996 collection of short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin. Like Searoad and Orsinian Tales, most of the included stories are neither science fiction nor fantasy.

18506. Sea Change

Robert Goddard

Sea Change is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Jesse Stone series.

18510. A school for fools

Sasha Sokolov

A School for Fools is a novel written by Sasha Sokolov in the 1960s. "A School for Fools" was first circulated via 'samizdat,' or self-publication through underground connections. However, the novel was formally published in 1976 in U.S.. Школа для дураков is often classified as …

18512. Memoir

John McGahern

Memoir is an autobiographical account of the childhood of Irish writer John McGahern. It was published in 2005, and the writer died in 2006. It recalls, amongst other things, his formative years in the north-west of Ireland, the death of his beloved mother, Susan, and his …

18513. Remembrance of Things Past: Within a Budding Grove …

Marcel Proust

In this conclusion to this section of Proust’s classic, we get to understand what he means by budding grove.’ As the summer on the beach winds down, the adolescent Proust is increasingly smitten by the young beauties his age he passes by but never gets to meet... until a …

18514. Why I Killed Peter

Olivier Ka

"Peter was a populist priest. He was cool. He was funny. He was no priest, just a regular guy. It’s like I had another uncle. A great one, who laughed, who sang, who tickled. Until he took us for summer camp. Until we were so close, temptation came in the picture." Based on a …

18518. Julien Parme

Florian Zeller

The Catcher in the Rye with a French accent. Even if it blows your mind, I want to tell you about this unbelievable thing that happened to me last year. I’m not bragging, but things as unbelievable as the one I’m going to tell you about don’t happen every day, I swear. In fact, …

18519. Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates

Plato

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes …

18520. Paul et Virginie

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

Paul et Virginie is a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1788. The novel's title characters are friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set on the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named Île de France. Written on the eve of …

18522. Selected dialogues of Plato : the Benjamin Jowett …

Plato

Benjamin Jowett's translations of Plato have long been classics in their own right. In this volume, Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett's renderings of five key dialogues, giving us a modern Plato faithful to both Jowett's best features and Plato's own masterly …

18524. A week in October

Elizabeth Subercaseaux

A mystery novel where the heart is the culprit and the reader is the detective sleuthing for two truths‚Äîthe story‚Äôs and their own A Week in October is a thriller for those of us who usually prefer a good love story that you just can‚Äôt put down. In other words it is a …

18525. The Last Summer of Reason

Tahar Djaout

This elegant, haunting novel takes us deep into the world of bookstore owner Boualem Yekker. He lives in a country being overtaken by the Vigilant Brothers, a radically conservative party that seeks to control every element of life according to the laws of their stringent moral …

18526. Doctor Pascal

Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

Doctor Pascal is the twentieth and final novel of the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola, first published in June 1893 by Charpentier. Zola's plan for the Rougon-Macquart novels was to show how heredity and environment worked on the members of one family over the course of the …

18529. Sous le soleil de Satan

Georges Bernanos

Under the Sun of Satan was the first novel published by Georges Bernanos. It was #45 on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century.

18531. Water-blue eyes

Domingo Villar

A rich literary mystery peppered with humour, Domingo Villar's new suspense-filled novel combines a certain melancholy with the joys of music and white wine.

18533. Constance Ring

Amalie Skram

Constance Ring is written by Amalie Skram.

18536. Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War

Che Guevara

Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War also titled Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War is an autobiographical book by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara about his experiences during the Cuban Revolution to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. First published …

18537. God of Carnage

Yasmina Reza

God of Carnage is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the …

18539. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Jules Verne

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It has also been published as The Giant Raft. Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. It is an adventure novel. This novel involves how Joam Garral, …

18540. Limited Inc

Jacques Derrida

Limited Inc is a 1988 book by Jacques Derrida, containing two essays and an interview. The first essay, "Signature Event Context," is about J. L. Austin's theory of the illocutionary act outlined in his How To Do Things With Words. The second essay, "Limited Inc a b c...", is …

18544. Xala

Ousmane Sembène

Xala is a 1973 novel by Ousmane Sembène. It is about El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye, a businessman who is struck by impotence on the night of his wedding to his third wife. It was adapted into a movie, also called Xala and directed by Sembene.

18555. Statesman

Plato

18557. Cratylus

Plato

18561. The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy

Laurent Gounelle

While on a relaxing vacation in Bali, Julian decides to consult a legendary and wise healer whose reputation precedes him. The old Master Samtyang’s diagnosis on meeting the schoolteacher is firm: you are healthy, but you are not . . . happy.During the series of daily encounters …

18568. La Place de l'Étoile

Patrick Modiano

La Place de l'étoile is the first novel of the French writer Patrick Modiano. It was published by Gallimard in 1968 and won the Roger Nimier Prize and Fénéon Prize. The novel, which draws on elements of autobiography, recounts the story of Raphael Schlemilovitch, a French Jew …

18574. Maigret and the Yellow Dog

Georges Simenon

Maigret and the Yellow Dog is a detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon.

18579. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth

Manuel Puig

Betrayed by Rita Hayworth is a 1968 novel by the Argentine novelist Manuel Puig. It was Puig's first novel. Literary critic Jean Franco writes that the book "was a revelation when it appeared, exploding once and for all the simplistic notions of American cultural imperialism." …

18582. My fantoms

Théophile Gautier

Romantic provocateur, flamboyant bohemian, precocious novelist, perfect poet—not to mention an inexhaustible journalist, critic, and man-about-town—Théophile Gautier is one of the major figures, and great characters, of French literature. In My Fantoms Richard Holmes, the …

18583. The Night Buffalo

Guillermo Arriaga

The Night Buffalo is a novel by Guillermo Arriaga.

18585. Nicholas Again

R. Goscinny

Nicholas Again is a book by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé.

18594. The Raw and the Cooked

Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Raw and the Cooked is the first volume from Mythologiques, a structural study of Amerindian mythology written by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss. It was originally published in French as Le Cru et le Cuit. Although the book is part of a larger volume Lévi-Strauss …



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