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.

19202. Lila Says

Chimo

Lila Says was first published in 1996 in French and translated into English in 1999. The author's name is only listed as a pseudonym, Chimo. It was adapted into a film

19203. Weslandia

Paul Fleischman

Weslandia is a novel by Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman, with illustrations by Kevin Hawkes. It was published in 1999 by Candlewick Press.

19205. 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 …

19206. Six Million Crucifixions

Gabriel Wilensky

Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Teachings About Jews Paved the Road to the Holocaust is a history book by author Gabriel Wilensky. The book examines the role Christian teachings about Jews played in enabling the racial eliminationist antisemitism that gave rise to the …

19207. Mindkiller

Spider Robinson

Mindkiller is a 1982 novel by science fiction writer Spider Robinson. The novel, set in the late 1980s, explores the social implications of technologies to manipulate the brain, beginning with wireheading, the use of electric current to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain …

19208. 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 …

19209. The Original of Laura

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

The Original of Laura is the incomplete novel by Vladimir Nabokov, which he was writing at the time of his death in 1977. It was finally published, after 30 years of private debate, on November 17, 2009. Nabokov had requested that the work be destroyed upon his death, but his …

19210. 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 …

19211. Tar beach

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach, written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold, is a children's picture book published by Crown Publishers, Inc., 1991. Tar Beach, Ringgold's first book, was a Caldecott Medal Honor Book for 1992. For that work she won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and the Coretta …

19212. Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown

Michael Shermer

Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown is a 2004 book by Michael Shermer, a historian of science and founder of The Skeptics Society. It contains thirteen essays about "personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push …

19213. The Amalgamation Polka

Stephen Wright

The Amalgamation Polka is the fourth novel by writer Stephen Wright. The setting of novel is during the time of the Civil War of the United States. The plot is wrapped around the story of Liberty Fish and his travels after joining the Union army. The New York Times has compared …

19214. Delusions of Grandma

Carrie Fisher

Delusions of Grandma is a novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher that was published in 1993. Like most of Fisher's books, this novel is semi-autobiographical and fictionalizes events seemingly from her real life.

19215. The Cosmic Computer

H. Beam Piper

The Cosmic Computer is a book published in 1963 that was written by H. Beam Piper.

19216. Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn

Robert Holdstock

Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn is a fantasy novel by British author Robert Holdstock. It was originally published in the United States in 1997 The story is a prequel to Mythago Wood and explores Christian Huxley's quest into Ryhope Wood and the apparent suicide of his mother, …

19218. Rupert of Hentzau

Anthony Hope

Rupert of Hentzau is a sequel by Anthony Hope to The Prisoner of Zenda, written in 1895, but not published until 1898.

19219. 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.

19220. Orbus

Neal Asher

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

19221. One Day at HorrorLand

R. L. Stine

One Day at HorrorLand is the sixteenth book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. It was adapted into a two-part episode for the television series, which was later released on VHS and DVD. A comic adaptation of the …

19222. The Man Within

Graham Greene

The Man Within is the first novel by author Graham Greene. It tells the story of Francis Andrews, a reluctant smuggler, who betrays his colleagues and the aftermath of his betrayal. It is Greene's first published novel.. The title is taken from a sentence in Thomas Browne's …

19223. Babylon 5: Voices

John Vornholt

Voices is the first book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by John Vornholt.

19224. After Babel

George Steiner

After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation is a 1975 linguistics book written by literary critic George Steiner. It was first published in January 1975 by Oxford University Press in the United Kingdom and deals with the "Babel problem" of multiple languages. After Babel is …

19226. On Lies, Secrets and Silence

Adrienne Rich

On Lies, Secrets and Silence is a 310-page, non-fiction book written by Adrienne Rich and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1979. The book follows the author, Adrienne Rich telling and informing the readers about themes and aspects of her life and work. Other topics …

19227. In His Image

James BeauSeigneur

In His Image is the first third of the Christ Clone Trilogy, by James BeauSeigneur.

19228. Karma Cola

Gita Mehta

Karma Cola is a non-fiction book about India written by Gita Mehta originally published in 1979.

19229. Rage

Julie Anne Peters

Rage: A Love Story is a young adult novel by Julie Anne Peters. It was first published in hardback in 2009. The story follows Johanna who falls in love with Reeve who has suffered much abuse in her life. When their relationship struggles, Reeve begins to physically abuse Johanna …

19230. Flyy girl

Omar Tyree

Flyy Girl is young adult/new adult literature and an urban fiction book written by Omar Tyree. The book was originally published by Mars Productions in 1993 and republished by Simon & Schuster for adults in 1996. The novel is regarded to be the genesis of the modern …

19231. In chancery

John Galsworthy

In Chancery is the second novel of the Forsyte Saga trilogy by John Galsworthy and was originally published in 1920, some fourteen years after The Man of Property. Like its predecessor it focuses on the personal affairs of a wealthy upper middle class English family.

19233. The Mimic Men

V.S. Naipaul

The Mimic Men is a novel by V. S. Naipaul first published by Andre Deutsch in the UK in 1967.

19235. Five Get into a Fix

Enid Blyton

Five Get into a Fix is a children's novel written by Enid Blyton and published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1958. It is the seventeenth book in the Famous Five series.

19240. The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by English writer Fergus Hume. The book was first published in Australia in 1886. Set in Melbourne, the story focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration …

19241. Between the Rivers

Harry Turtledove

Between the Rivers is a fantasy novel by Harry Turtledove. The book centers on a fantasy realm that is analogous to ancient Mesopotamia based on the myths and legends of Sumer and Babylon.

19242. Orbital Resonance

John Barnes

Orbital Resonance is a science fiction novel by John Barnes. It is the first of four books comprising the Century Next Door series, followed by Kaleidoscope Century, Candle, The Sky So Big and Black. Orbital Resonance was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1991.

19244. Juneteenth

Ralph Ellison

Juneteenth is Ralph Ellison's second novel, published posthumously in 1999 as a 368-page condensation of over 2000 pages written by him over a period of forty years. It was originally written without any real organization, and Ellison's longtime friend, biographer and critic …

19246. 1985

Anthony Burgess

1985 is a novel by English writer Anthony Burgess. Originally published in 1978, it was inspired by, and was intended as a tribute to, George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

19249. The Risen Empire

Scott Westerfeld

The Risen Empire is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld.

19252. The Overloaded Ark

Gerald Durrell

The Overloaded Ark, first published in 1953, is the debut book by British naturalist Gerald Durrell. It is the chronicle of a six months collecting trip to the West African colony of British Cameroon - now Cameroon - - that Durrell made with the highly regarded aviculturist and …

19253. Marilyn, a biography

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer's 1973 biography of Marilyn Monroe was a large-format book of glamor photographs of Monroe for which Mailer supplied the text. Originally hired to write an introduction by Lawrence Schiller, who put the book package together, Mailer expanded the introduction into a …

19254. Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays

Louis Althusser

Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays is one of the chief works of Louis Althusser. First published in 1968, it was published in English translation in 1971.

19260. Hachiko Waits

Lesl?a Newman

Hachiko Waits is a children's book, written by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Machiyo Kodaira. It uses the true story of Hachikō the Akita dog from Japan and adds Yasuo, a young boy, to the story. It won several awards.

19268. Religion and Nothingness

Keiji Nishitani

Religion and Nothingness is a 1961 book by the Japanese philosopher Keiji Nishitani.

19281. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

James Marshall

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a book by James Marshall.

19283. Skylark Three

E. E. "Doc" Smith

Skylark Three is a science fiction novel by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D., the second in his Skylark series. Originally serialized through the Amazing Stories magazine in 1930, it was first collected in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Press.

19284. Rally Cry

William R. Forstchen

Rally Cry is the first novel in William Forstchen's Lost Regiment series of science fiction novels. The book follows the Union Army's 35th Maine Volunteer Infantry and 44th New York Light Artillery as they board a transport ship, the Ogunquit, in City Point, Virginia on January …

19285. From Eroica with Love: Volume 09 (From Eroica With …

Yasuko Aoike

Follows the adventures of a British aristocrat, who sidelines as an international art thief, and his partner, a straight-laced N.A.T.O. officer, as they travel around the world in the late 1970s.

19287. From Eroica with Love, Volume 12 (From Eroica With …

Yasuko Aoike

Follows the adventures of a British aristocrat, who sidelines as an international art thief, and his partner, a straight-laced N.A.T.O. officer, as they travel around the world in the late 1970s.

19288. The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes and novella written by the United States author C. J. Cherryh between 1977 and 2004. It was first published by DAW Books in 2004. This collection includes the …

19291. And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou

And Still I Rise is author Maya Angelou's third volume of poetry, published by Random House in 1978. It was published during one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career; she had written three autobiographies and published two other volumes of poetry up to that point. …

19292. Running Blind

Desmond Bagley

Running Blind is a first person narrative espionage thriller novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1970 with a cover by Norman Weaver.

19293. A March to Madness

John Feinstein

A March to Madness: A View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference is a book written by John Feinstein. It was written about the 1996-97 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball season, chronicling each ACC school's team's season, from the first practice, to the Big Dance. …

19294. The life of Henry Brulard

Stendhal

Vie de Henri Brulard is an unfinished autobiography by Stendhal. It was begun on November 23, 1835 and abandoned March 26, 1836 while the author was serving as the French Consul in Civitavecchia. Stendhal had severe doubts about contemporary interest in his autobiography, so he …

19295. Too Many Magicians

Randall Garrett

Too Many Magicians is a novel by Randall Garrett, an American science fiction author. One of several stories starring Lord Darcy, it was first serialized in Analog Science Fiction in 1966 and published in book form the same year by Doubleday. It was later gathered together with …

19299. Maze of Moonlight

Gael Baudino

Maze of Moonlight is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1993. It is the second in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Shroud of Shadow, and Strands of Sunlight.

19300. Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey

Ardath Mayhar

Golden Dream: A Fuzzy Odyssey is a book published in 1982 that was written by Ardath Mayhar.

19301. Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Stephen King

Stephen King Goes to the Movies is a short story collection by Stephen King, released in paperback on January 20, 2009. It contains five previously collected pieces of short fiction that have been adapted to popular films, each with a short introduction by the author written …

19302. 20th Century Boys, Vol. 21

Naoki Urasawa

20th Century Boys, Vol. 21 is a book written by Naoki Urasawa.

19305. What They Always Tell Us

Martin Wilson

JAMES AND ALEX have barely anything in common anymore—least of all their experiences in high school, where James is a popular senior and Alex is suddenly an outcast. But at home, there is Henry, the precocious 10-year-old across the street, who eagerly befriends them both. And …

19306. Operation Typhoon Shore

Joshua Mowll

Operation Typhoon Shore is the second novel in The Guild of Specialists trilogy following Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowll.

19315. My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up …

Christine King Farris

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a book.

19317. Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

Brandon Mull

Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from …

19363. Gantz

Hiroya Oku

19372. Anna, Soror ...

Marguerite Yourcenar

These three tales are set in the Renaissance. Nathanael, the protagonist of "An Obscure Man" is innocent and shaped by his suffering. In "A Lovely Morning" Nathanael's son Lazarus escapes his tutelage to join a group of actors. The final story, "Anna, Soror" in an account of …

19373. A frozen woman

Annie Ernaux

A Frozen Woman charts Ernaux's teenage awakening, and then the parallel progression of her desire to be desirable and her ambition to fulfill herself in her chosen profession - with the inevitable conflict between the two. And then she is thirty years old, a teacher married to …

19375. Little Vampire Goes to School

Joann Sfar

Little Vampire has decided that despite his ability to fly, freedom to turn himself into a rat, a wolf, or a bat--even his unquestioned right to "bite little girls till they bleed, without ever getting into trouble"--that what he really wants to do is go to school. The kind with …

19377. Carmen and Other Stories

Prosper Mérimée

Carmen, Merimee's classic tale of passion and power, provided the inspiration for one of the world's most enduringly popular operas, and numerous films. Like Carmen, the other stories in this book, including Mateo Falcone, The Etruscan Vase, and The Venus of Ille, explore the …

19378. 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 …

19379. The Hoodoodad (The Spiffy Adventures of McConey Vol. …

Lewis Trondheim

Lewis Trondheim McConey's excitable pal Richie suffers a string of bad luck and believes he's been cursed by an ancient artifact ― but is it all in his head? Or is the lack of concrete evidence all part of the curse? "Better to have doggy-doo on the sole of my foot than pigeon …

19381. The Delicate Prey and Other Stories

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles once said that a story should remain taut throughout, like a piece of string. That tense, stretched tone is the key to this collection of 17 eerie tales by the author best known for The Sheltering Sky. The Delicate Prey is dedicated: "For my mother, who first read me …

19382. Empire of the Atom

A. E. van Vogt

Empire of the Atom is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt. It was first published in 1957 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 2,000 copies. The novel is a fix-up of the first five of van Vogt's Gods stories which originally appeared in the magazine Astounding. The …

19384. A Winter in Majorca

George Sand

A Winter in Majorca is an autobiographical travel novel written by George Sand, at the time in a relationship with Frédéric Chopin. Although published in 1842, it appeared for the first time in 1841 in the Revue des deux Mondes. In the novel, Sand relates the details of her trip …

19385. Thais

Anatole France

Thaïs is a novel by Anatole France published in 1890. It is based on events in the life of Saint Thaïs of Egypt, a legendary convert to Christianity who is said to have lived in the 4th century. It was the inspiration for the opera of the same name by Jules Massenet.

19386. The Crystal Stopper

Maurice Leblanc

The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in serial form in the French newspaper Le Journal from September to November 1912 and was released as a novel subsequently. Maurice Leblanc …

19391. An Imaginative Experience

Mary Wesley

An Imaginative Experience is a novel by British author Mary Wesley. The story concerns a young mother who has lost her husband and son in a car crash and the guilt and self-reproach she has to go through as a consequence of her loss.

19392. All That Matters

Wayson Choy

All That Matters is a novel by Wayson Choy. First published in 2004 by Doubleday Canada, it is the sequel to his debut novel, The Jade Peony, and was nominated for the Giller Prize. Set in Vancouver, Canada during the 1930s and 40s, All That Matters follow the lives of the Chen …

19399. Because the Night

James Ellroy

Because the Night is a crime fiction novel written by James Ellroy. Released in 1984, it is the second installment of a trilogy often titled "Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy", after its main character, or "L.A Noir", after the hard-book copy that was released containing all three books in …



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