The most popular books in English
from 19201 to 19400

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.

19203. 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 …

19204. The Spy

Clive Cussler

The Spy is an Isaac Bell adventure tale, the third in that series. The hardcover edition was released June 1, 2010. Other editions were released on different dates.

19209. Inside the Soviet Army

Viktor Suvorov

Inside the Soviet Army, is a book by Viktor Suvorov, which describes the general organisation, doctrine, and strategy of the Soviet armed forces. Suvorov explains his view on the political realities of the USSR, where everything is subordinated to maintain the Communist regime's …

19211. The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

Dmitri Merezhkovski

The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci is the second novel by Dmitry Merezhkovsky, first published in 1900 by Mir Bozhy magazine, then released as a separate edition 1901. The novel constitutes the second part of the Christ and Antichrist trilogy, started by the writer's debut novel …

19212. The Damage Done

Warren Fellows

The Damage Done is a book by Australian Warren Fellows. It portrays his time in the notorious Bangkwang prison, nicknamed "Big Tiger". Fellows was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1978, convicted of heroin trafficking between Bangkok, Thailand and Australia.

19214. Winter Notes on Summer Impressions

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Winter Notes on Summer Impressions is an essay by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in Vremya, a monthly magazine edited by Dostoyevsky himself. The essay consists of the travel notes of Dostoevsky's 1862 trip to Europe as well as his reflections on …

19228. What is art? and essays on art

Leo Tolstoy

What is Art? is a book by Leo Tolstoy. It was completed in Russian in 1897 but first published in English due to difficulties with the Russian censors. Tolstoy cites the time, effort, public funds, and public respect spent on art and artists as well as the imprecision of general …

19230. 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 …

19232. Messiah

Gore Vidal

Messiah is a thriller novel by British writer Boris Starling, published in 1999. Following the success of the novel, a sequel, Storm, was also released. The novel became the basis for the popular BBC TV series Messiah, starring Ken Stott.

19235. Mass Effect: Retribution

Drew Karpyshyn

Mass Effect: Retribution is a novel by Drew Karpyshyn.

19240. Sword of Destiny

Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack …

19242. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams. The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams' radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in …

19248. Nero Corleone: A Cat's Story

Elke Heidenreich

A bold and self-serving tom cat reigns supreme both in the farmyard in Italy where he was born and later in the comfortable home in Germany to which a vacationing couple takes him and his helpless sister. A bold and self-serving tom cat reigns supreme both in the farmyard in …

19249. The Call of the Toad

Günter Grass

The Call of the Toad, published in Germany in 1992 as Unkenrufe, is a novel by Danzig-born German author Günter Grass. It describes the love story between the German widower Alexander Reschke and Alexandra Polin widowed Piatkowska. It was adapted into a 2005 film directed by …

19251. War and Remembrance

Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance is a novel by Herman Wouk, published in October 1978, which is the sequel to The Winds of War. It continues the story of the extended Henry family and the Jastrow family starting on 15 December 1941 and ending on 6 August 1945. This novel was adapted into the …

19253. The Absolute at Large

Karel Capek

The Absolute at Large, is a science fiction novel written by Czech author Karel Čapek in 1922. The first sentence opens the story on New Year's Day 1943, and describes the fundamental transformations in society as the result of a new mystical source of virtually free energy.

19258. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

19259. Odd John

Olaf Stapledon

Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest is a 1935 science fiction novel by the British author Olaf Stapledon. The novel explores the theme of the Übermensch in the character of John Wainwright, whose supernormal human mentality inevitably leads to conflict with normal human …

19261. 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.

19262. The Zürau Aphorisms

Franz Kafka

The Zürau Aphorisms are 109 aphorisms of Franz Kafka, written from September 1917 to April 1918 and published by his friend Max Brod in 1931, after his death. They are selected from his writing in Zürau in West Bohemia where he stayed with his sister Ottla, suffering from …

19264. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

R. L. Stine

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp is the fourteenth book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. The story follows Grady Tucker, who moves into a new house with his parents next to the Fever Swamp. After a swamp deer is …

19266. The tragedy of man

Imre Madách

The Tragedy of Man is a play written by the Hungarian author Imre Madách. It was first published in 1861. The play is considered to be one of the major works of Hungarian literature and is one of the most often staged Hungarian plays today. Many lines have become common …

19270. Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love is a memoir by rock musician and actress Courtney Love. The book, published by Faber & Faber and released in October 2006, contains journal entries, letters, poetry, handwritten song lyrics, artwork, collages, school and juvenile …

19274. Yvgenie

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Yvgenie is a fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was first published in October 1991 in the United States in a hardcover edition by Ballantine Books under its Del Rey Books imprint. Yvgenie is book three of Cherryh's three-book Russian …

19276. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

James R. Hansen

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong is the official biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. It was written by James R. Hansen and published in 2005 by Simon & Schuster.

19279. Religion and Nothingness

Keiji Nishitani

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

19280. A mother and two daughters

Gail Godwin

A mother and two daughters is a book written by Gail Godwin.

19282. Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Willa Cather

Sapphira and the Slave Girl is Willa Cather's last novel, published in 1940. It is the story of Sapphira Dodderidge Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, who becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful young slave. The book balances an atmospheric portrait of …

19289. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall

Carolyn Keene

The Ghost of Blackwood Hall is the twenty-fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1948 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

19291. City Sister Silver

Jachym Topol

City Sister Silver is the title of Alex Zucker's English-language translation of the 1994 novel Sestra by Czech author Jáchym Topol, published by Catbird Press in 2000. The Czech original was described by Czech writer Ivan Klíma as "a first attempt at expressing, in a profound …

19294. 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.

19297. The Eagle in the Sand

Simon Scarrow

Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as, Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up …

19298. 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.

19299. 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. …

19300. Blues people

Amiri Baraka

Blues People is a seminal study of Afro-American music by Amiri Baraka, who published it as LeRoi Jones in 1963. In Blues People Baraka explores the possibility that the history of black Americans can be traced through the evolution of their music. It is considered a classic …

19304. 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 …

19305. Penrod

Booth Tarkington

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War I Midwestern United States, in a similar vein to The Adventures of Tom …

19308. 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.

19316. Cautionary Tales for Children

Hilaire Belloc

Cautionary Tales for Children: Designed for the Admonition of Children between the ages of eight and fourteen years is a 1907 children's book written by Hilaire Belloc. It is a parody of the cautionary tales that were popular in the 19th century. The work is in the public domain …

19317. 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.

19318. A Midsummer Tempest

Poul Anderson

A Midsummer Tempest is an 1974 alternative history fantasy novel by Poul Anderson. In 1975, it was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Novel and won the Mythopoeic Award.

19322. Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & …

Jose Canseco

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big is a 2005 book by Jose Canseco and his personal account of steroid usage in Major League Baseball. The book is autobiographical, and it focuses on Canseco's days as a major leaguer, his marriages, his …

19331. Secrets in the Fire

Henning Mankell

Secrets in the Fire is a children's novel by Swedish author Henning Mankell. It was published in 1995 and was translated into English by Anne Connie Stuksrud. Secrets in the Fire was based on the true story of land mine victim Sofia Alface. The book has won the 2002 Sankei …

19332. 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.

19340. The thirtieth year

Ingeborg Bachmann

This is collection of the stories written by a distinguished German author who died in 1973. Reading these stories entails abandoning the terms of one's own comfort. The author's relentless vision demands that readers allows themselves to be hypnotised, taken over by her …

19349. The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann D. Wyss

The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel by Johann David Wyss, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia.

19362. The Hothouse

Wolfgang Koeppen

"A recovered masterpiece....Remarkable as a sidelong, searing appraisal of the legacy of the Nazi years."―Publishers Weekly, starred review A masterpiece by a writer long neglected in America, The Hothouse created a literary stir when it appeared in hardcover. Evoking …

19363. The Father of a Murderer

Alfred Andersch

The Father of a Murderer takes place in a classroom of the Wittelsbach Gymnasium in 1920s Munich over the course of a single Greek lesson. Head-master Himmler (the father of Heinrich Himmler) enters the classroom, apparently to observe the students' progress. However, he soon …

19364. The Lord Chandos Letter

Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Hugo von Hoffmannsthal made his mark as a poet, as a playwright, and as the librettist for Richard Strauss’s greatest operas, but he was no less accomplished as a writer of short, strangely evocative prose works. The atmospheric stories and sketches collected here—fin-de-siècle …

19365. Prisoner without a name, cell without a number

Jacobo Timerman

The Americas, Ilan Stavans, Series Editor € Winner of a 1982 Los Angeles Times Book Prize € Selected by the New York Times for "Books of the Century" With a new introduction by Ilan Stavans and a new foreword by Arthur Miller.

19367. Stories of Mr. Keuner

Bertolt Brecht

Stories of Mr. Keuner gathers Bertolt Brecht's fictionalized comments on politics, everyday life, and exile. Written from the late 1920s till the late 1950s, Stories of Mr. Keuner is the precipitate of Brecht's experience of a world in political and cultural flux, a world of …

19368. The Death of the Adversary

Hans Keilson

Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed "adversary" whom he watches rise to power in 1930s Germany. It is a tale of horror, not only in its evocation of …

19372. Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

José Saramago

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago. It was first published in 1977. An English translation by Giovanni Pontiero was published in 1993.

19380. Lenz

Georg Büchner

Lenz is a novella fragment written by Georg Büchner in Strasbourg in 1836. It is based on the documentary evidence of Jean Frédéric Oberlin's diary. Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, a friend of Goethe, is the subject of the story. In March 1776 he met Goethe in Weimar. Later he …

19383. The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774; a revised edition of the novel was published in 1787. Werther was an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and …

19384. 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.

19386. Lives of the Saints

Nino Ricci

Lives of the Saints is a novel by Nino Ricci. The author's first book, it forms the first part of a trilogy. The other two novels are In a Glass House and Where She Has Gone. Lives of the Saints was first published in 1990 and was the winner of the 1990 Governor General's Awards …

19387. 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 …

19389. Bone palace ballet

Charles Bukowski

Bone palace ballet is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

19390. Liberalism

Ludwig von Mises

Liberalism is an influential book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, containing economic analysis and indicting critique of socialism. It was first published in 1927 by Gustav Fischer Verlag in Jena and defending classical liberal ideology …

19391. The Decline of the West

Oswald Spengler

The Decline of the West, or The Downfall of the Occident, is a two-volume work by Oswald Spengler, the first volume of which was published in the summer of 1918. Spengler revised this volume in 1922 and published the second volume, subtitled Perspectives of World History, in …

19393. Grace Notes

Bernard MC Laverty

Grace Notes is a novel by Bernard MacLaverty, first published in 1997.

19394. 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 …

19396. 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.

19397. Undine

Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte, Baron Fouqué

Undine is a fairy-tale novella by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué in which Undine, a water spirit, marries a knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages.



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