The most popular books in English
from 18801 to 19000

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.

18801. A Wizard of Mars

Diane Duane

A Wizard of Mars is the ninth novel in the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. After being pushed back several times due to internal turmoil at Harcourt Trade Publishers, it was scheduled to be released April 14, 2010, but the distributor shipped it in late March.

18803. The Damnation of Theron Ware

Harold Frederic

The Damnation of Theron Ware is an 1896 novel by American author Harold Frederic. It is widely considered a classic of American literature by scholars and critics, though the common reader often has not heard of it. The novel reveals a great deal about early 20th century …

18804. Common Ground

J. Anthony Lukas

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families is a nonfiction book by J. Anthony Lukas, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1985, that examines race relations in Boston, Massachusetts through the prism of desegregation busing. It received the Pulitzer …

18805. Aliens Ate My Homework

Bruce Coville

IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER! "I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why, when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only …

18806. The Monster's Ring

Bruce Coville

The Monter's Ring is a book published in 1982 that was written by Bruce Coville.

18807. And Thereby Hangs a Tale

Jeffrey Archer

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-new tales showcase Archerâs talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.In …

18809. Soldiers' Pay

William Faulkner

Soldiers' Pay is the first novel written by the American author William Faulkner. It was originally published in 1926.

18810. Sheila Rae, the brave

Kevin Henkes

Sheila Rae, the Brave is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. It is his seventh book and the second of the Mouse Books series, preceded by A Weekend with Wendell and followed by Chester's Way.

18811. That Summer

Andrew Greig

It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Germany. France has fallen and with Britain the next, and most crucial, country in Hitler's path, the threat shifts to unfamiliar terrain - the skies and an epic battle between the Luftwaffe and the RAF. Lenny is a young and inexperienced …

18812. Prince of Annwn

Evangeline Walton

Prince of Annwn is a fantasy novel by Evangeline Walton, the fourth in a series of four based on the Welsh Mabinogion. Originally intended for publication by Ballantine Books as a volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, it actually saw print only after the …

18813. Bring Me Your Love

Charles Bukowski

Bring Me Your Love, is a 1983 short story by Charles Bukowski, illustrated by Robert Crumb. A filmed version by David Morrissey stars Ian Hart as the journalist bringing flowers to his wife in a mental hospital. The 2008 album of the same title by City and Colour is named after …

18815. Retreat, hell!

W. E. B. Griffin

Retreat, hell! is a book published in 2004 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

18817. The Zucchini Warriors

Gordon Korman

The Zucchini Warriors is a young adult novel by Gordon Korman.

18818. Five on Finniston Farm

Enid Blyton

Five on Finniston Farm is the eighteenth novel in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1960.

18819. Figures of Earth

James Branch Cabell

Figures of Earth: A Comedy of Appearances is a fantasy novel or ironic romance by James Branch Cabell, set in the imaginary French province of Poictesme during the first half of the 13th century. The book follows the earthly career of Dom Manuel the Redeemer from his origins as …

18820. The Thieves of Ostia

Caroline Lawrence

The Thieves of Ostia is a 2001 historical novel for children written by Caroline Lawrence, the first book in The Roman Mysteries series. It is set in Ostia Antica, the harbour of ancient Rome, in the last month of the reign of emperor Vespasian.

18821. The Conan Chronicles

Robert E. Howard

The Conan Chronicles is a 1989 omnibus collection of three previous fantasy collections by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, published by Sphere Books. The component collections had …

18823. Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic

Andy Serkis

Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic is a memoir written by actor Andy Serkis about his adventures playing Gollum in New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It was released to coincide with the theatrical release of The Return of the King.

18824. Down There on a Visit

Christopher Isherwood

Down There on a Visit is the 1962 novel from English author Christopher Isherwood. Through his political advocacy and the literary success of his friends, Auden and Spender, Christopher Isherwood became something of a literary rock star, immersing himself in sexual …

18825. A Reader's Manifesto

B. R. Myers

A Reader's Manifesto is a 2002 book written by B. R. Myers that was originally published in heavily edited form in the July/August 2001 issue of The Atlantic Monthly magazine. Myers criticizes the high status of literary fiction compared to genre fiction; he finds literary …

18826. The Missing Chums

Franklin W. Dixon

The Missing Chums is volume 4 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 108th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 1,189,973 copies sold as of 2001. This book is one of …

18828. Go

John Clellon Holmes

Go is a semi-autobiographical novel by John Clellon Holmes. It is considered to be the first published novel depicting the beat generation. Set in New York, it concerns the lives of a collection of characters largely based on the friends Holmes used to hang around with in the …

18829. It's Not Luck

Eliyahu M. Goldratt

It's Not Luck is a business novel and a sequel to The Goal. The plot continues to follow the advancement of the main character, Alex Rogo, through the corporate ranks of large manufacturer, UniCo. Author Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt continues to teach the reader his thinking …

18831. The Singing Tree

Kate Seredy

The Singing Tree is a children's novel by Kate Seredy, the sequel to The Good Master. Also illustrated by Seredy, it was a Newbery Honor book in 1940. Set in rural Hungary four years after The Good Master, it continues the story of Kate and Jancsi, showing the effect of World …

18832. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for …

Margarita Engle

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom is a verse novel set in Cuba, written by Margarita Engle and published in 2010. It received the award of a John Newbery Honor in 2009.

18833. The Return of Rafe MacKade

Nora Roberts

Don’t miss the first book in the beloved MacKade brothers series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts!Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy Rafe MacKade has come home. Cleaned up and successful now—though still dangerously …

18834. The Museum of Dr. Moses

Joyce Carol Oates

The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense is a short story collection by Joyce Carol Oates which comprises shorter works in a darker genre. In "The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza" a woman’s world is upended when she learns the brutal truth about a family friend’s …

18836. Rachel Ray

Anthony Trollope

Rachel Ray is an 1863 novel by Anthony Trollope. It recounts the story of a young woman who is forced to give up her fiancé because of baseless suspicions directed toward him by the members of her community, including her sister and the pastors of the two churches attended by …

18837. The History of Mr Polly

Herbert George Wells

The History of Mr. Polly is a 1910 comic novel by H. G. Wells.

18840. 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.

18845. Human Voices

Penelope Fitzgerald

Human Voices is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. It is set in WW2 London during 1940, from the Fall of France to the Battle of Britain, providing a bureaucracy-heavy BBC-centric view of the war.

18846. Collected Poems

Primo Levi

This is the principal English language collection of poems by the Italian author Primo Levi.

18852. The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course …

Philip Bobbitt

The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History is an historico-philosophical work by Philip Bobbitt. It was first published in 2002 by Alfred Knopf in the US and Penguin in the UK.

18857. The Champion of Garathorm

Michael Moorcock

The Champion of Garathorm is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

18859. Five Have Plenty of Fun

Enid Blyton

Five Have Plenty Of Fun is the 14th novel in The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1955. An American girl, Berta, stays with the five. Mysterious visitors to Kirrin island and a kidnapping combine to make this the adventure of a lifetime. Berta is …

18862. 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 …

18867. Maigret and the Yellow Dog

Georges Simenon

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

18870. The Assignment

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Der Auftrag is a 1986 novella by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The first English publication appeared in 1988, translated by Joel Agee. The experimental narrative is divided into twenty-four parts, each one a single sentence spanning many pages. In his forward to the …

18871. The Last Children of Schewenborn

Gudrun Pausewang

The Last Children of Schewenborn is a 1983 novel by Gudrun Pausewang, depicting life in Germany in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The story is fictional, but as the author states in the epilogue, Schewenborn, where the story takes place is modeled on the small town of Schlitz …

18873. Nicholas Again

R. Goscinny

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

18874. Socialism

Ludwig von Mises

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis is a book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, first published in German by Gustav Fischer Verlag in Jena in 1922 under the title Die Gemeinwirtschaft: Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus. It was …

18875. Lady Anna

Anthony Trollope

Lady Anna is a novel by Anthony Trollope, written in 1871 and first published in book form in 1874. The protagonist is a young woman of noble birth who, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, has fallen in love with and become engaged to a tailor. The novel describes her …

18876. User Stories Applied

Mike Cohn

User Stories Applied is a book written by Mike Cohn.

18878. The Sand Pebbles

Richard McKenna

The Sand Pebbles is a 1962 novel by American author Richard McKenna about a Yangtze River gunboat and its crew in 1926. It was the winner of the 1963 Harper Prize for fiction. Prior to its publication by Harper & Row, the book was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post and …

18879. Claudine at St.Clare's

Enid Blyton

Claudine at St. Clare's is the fifth novel in the St. Clare's series by Enid Blyton. The narrative follows the O'Sullivan twins, Patricia and Isabel, and their adventures at exclusive boarding school St Clare's. The book introduces four new characters: Claudine, the French …

18881. Blackmantle: A Triumph

Patricia Kennealy

Blackmantle: A Triumph is a book published in 1997 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

18884. On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to …

Søren Kierkegaard

On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates is Søren Kierkegaard's university thesis paper that he submitted in 1841. This thesis is the culmination of three years of extensive study on Socrates, as seen from the view point of Xenophon, Aristophanes, and Plato. …

18885. The Last Gospel

David Gibbins

The Last Gospel is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in 2008, it is the third book in Gibbins' Jack Howard series. It has been published in more than 20 languages and was a London Sunday Times top-ten bestseller and a New York Times top-ten …

18886. Juha

Juhani Aho

18890. 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 …

18896. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 with the printed title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later …

18907. Intercourse

Andrea Dworkin

Intercourse is a radical feminist analysis of sexual intercourse in literature and society, written by Andrea Dworkin. Intercourse is often said to argue that "all heterosexual sex is rape", based on the line from the book that says "violation is a synonym for intercourse." …

18909. Political Fictions

Joan Didion

Political Fictions is a 2001 book of essays by Joan Didion on the American political process.

18912. Slave Ship

K. W. Jeter

Slave Ship is the second book in The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy of books in the Star Wars Universe. It was written by K. W. Jeter.

18913. Prime Evil

Stephen King

Prime Evil is an anthology of horror short stories edited by Douglas E. Winter. It was first published in 1988 by New American Library. With the exception of the Dennis Etchison story, "The Blood Kiss", the stories are original to this anthology.

18915. Psychohistorical Crisis

Donald Kingsbury

Psychohistorical Crisis is a science fiction novel by Donald Kingsbury, published by Tor Books in 2001. An expansion of his 1995 novella "Historical Crisis", it is a re-imagining of the world of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, set after the establishment of the Second Empire. …

18916. Myth Adventures One

Robert Asprin

Myth Adventures One is a book published in 1985 that was written by Robert Asprin and Phil Foglio.

18926. Stalking the Nightmare

Harlan Ellison

Stalking the Nightmare is a 1982 collection of short stories and nonfiction pieces by Harlan Ellison. The short stories are interspersed with "Scenes from the Real World" sections, which are essays on a variety of topics. Although most of the stories had not previously appeared …

18930. Schism

Catherine Asaro

Schism is a novel in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, a series of science fiction books by Catherine Asaro. It was first published in 2004.

18931. The Bed and Breakfast Star

Jacqueline Wilson

The Bed and Breakfast Star is a children's novel by British author Jacqueline Wilson.

18932. 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 …

18933. Two Plays for Voices

Neil Gaiman

Two Plays for Voices is a sound recording of two of Neil Gaiman's short stories, "Snow, Glass, Apples" and "Murder Mysteries". "Snow, Glass, Apples" relates the traditional tale of Snow White from the non-traditional point of view of the Queen. In the story, no character is …

18937. Cathy's Book

Sean Stewart

Cathy's Book: If Found Call 266-8233 is a young adult novel with alternative reality game elements by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman, illustrated by Cathy Brigg. It was first published September 12, 2006 by Running Press. It includes an evidence packet filled with letters, …

18939. Song and Dance Man

Karen Ackerman

Song and Dance Man is a children's picture book written by Karen Ackerman and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Published in 1988, the book is about a grandfather who tells his grandchildren about his adventures on the stage. Gammell won the 1989 Caldecott Medal for his …

18940. The Walking Dead, Book 4

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 4 is a book written by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

18946. Sons of the Oak

Dave Wolverton

Sons of the Oak is the fifth installment in David Farland's fantasy series The Runelords. It chronicles the life of the Earth King Gaborn Val Orden's son Fallion as he matures and begins to discover powers even his father didn't have.

18947. Genevieve

Eric Jerome Dickey

Genevieve is a novel by Eric Jerome Dickey.

18948. Orbus

Neal Asher

Orbus is a 2009 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. It is the third novel in the Spatterjay sequence.

18951. The White Hart

Nancy Springer

The White Hart is the first novel in the five-volume "The Book of the Isle" series by US fantasy author Nancy Springer. It was first published in the United States by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster in 1979. It is set in a land much like pre-Roman Britain. It …

18952. The Final Reckoning

Robin Jarvis

The Final Reckoning is the third novel in the Deptford Mice Trilogy by Robin Jarvis.

18959. The Jeweler's Shop

Pope John Paul II

The Jeweler's Shop is a three-act play, written by Pope John Paul II in 1960, that looks at three couples as their lives become intertwined and mingled with one another. The play looks at humanity's ideas and expectations of romantic love and marriage. It is a truthful and …

18961. Fables 15 : Rose Red

Bill Willingham

The next collection in the New York Times best selling series.Rose Red, sister of Snow White, has finally hit rock bottom. Does she stay there, or is it time to start the long, tortuous climb back up? The Farm is in chaos, as many factions compete to fill the void of her missing …

18963. Mass Effect: Retribution

Drew Karpyshyn

Mass Effect: Retribution is a novel by Drew Karpyshyn.

18966. Montauk

Max Frisch

Montauk is a story by Swiss writer Max Frisch. It first appeared in 1975 and takes an exceptional position in Frisch's work. While fictional stories previously served Frisch for exploring the possible behavior of his protagonists, in Montauk, he tells an authentic experience: a …

18968. Pigeons on the Grass

Wolfgang Koeppen

Here is an English translation of a post-war German classic. The events of the novel take place during the course of a single day in an unnamed city in occupied Germany where the endless drone of allied planes overhead increases the already heightened tension. Throughout this …

18969. 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 …

18970. Poem Strip: Including an Explanation of the Afterlife

Dino Buzzati

A New York Review Books Original There’s a certain street—via Saterna—in the middle of Milan that just doesn’t show up on maps of the city. Orfi, a wildly successful young singer, lives there, and it’s there that one night he sees his gorgeous girlfriend Eura disappear, “like a …

18971. 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 …

18972. The Evolution of Physics

Albert Einstein

The Evolution of Physics: The Growth of Ideas From Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta is a science book for the lay reader, by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld, tracing the development of ideas in physics. It was originally published in 1938 by Cambridge University Press. …

18973. Memoirs of an Anti-semite

Gregor von Rezzori

This is a European classic. Set in Rumania, Austria, Germany and Italy between the last century's world wars, this is a novel of great beauty about men and the histories that define them. Our hero tells of his childhood: his passion for hunting, his love of the wild landscape of …

18974. 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 …

18979. 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, …

18980. Birth Without Violence

Frédérick Leboyer

The classic guide to gentle birth that revolutionized the way we welcome our children into the world. • The first book to express what mothers have always known: babies are born complete human beings with the ability to experience a full range of emotions. • Shows how gentle …

18981. Mary of Nazareth

Marek Halter

The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth Miriam–also known as Mary–was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is …

18982. 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 …

18983. Framed

Tonino Benacquista

Praise for Holy Smoke, the first in the Antoine series:“A terrific black comedy …both a blasphemously funny satire of provincial Italian chicanery and a wry acknowledgment of the ambivalence that ambitious immigrants feel about their roots.”—The New York Times“Unexpected deadly …

18984. The Lost Sailors

Jean-Claude Izzo

"Izzo digs deep into what makes men weep."-Time Out New York In this moving investigation into the human comedy, the men aboard an impounded freighter in the port of Marseilles are divided: Wait for the money owed them, or accept their fate and abandon ship? Captain Abdul Aziz …

18985. The Passport

Herta Müller

From the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature!“[The Passport] has the same clipped prose cadences as Nadirs, this time applied to evoke the trapped mentality of a man so desperate for freedom that he views everything through a temporal lens, like a prisoner staring at a …

18988. 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 …

18989. Varieties of Disturbance

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis has been called "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times), "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon), an innovator who attempts "to remake the model of the modern short story" (The New York Times Book Review). Her …

18990. Lady into Fox

David Garnett

The latest lost classic from the Collins Library: David Garnett's haunting 1922 debut novel, the story of a man, a woman, a fox, and a love that could not be tamed. Hardcover, bound in foxy orange cloth, and illustrated with woodcuts by Garnett's wife.

18991. 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 …

18996. 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.

19000. The dark side of love

Rafik Schami

Spænder over et århundredes syrisk historie og fortæller samtidig om to klaners indbyrdes kamp gennem tre generationer.



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