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.

19801. Tom Sawyer Abroad

Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of adventure stories like those of Jules Verne.

19802. The dark side of love

Rafik Schami

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

19811. The collected dialogues of Plato

Plato

The collected dialogues of Plato is a book written by Plato.

19819. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

19823. The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

Molly Bang

The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher is a children's picture book by Molly Bang.

19829. Rumpole's Last Case

John Mortimer

Rumpole's Last Case is a 1987 collection of short stories by John Mortimer about defence barrister Horace Rumpole. They were adapted from his scripts for the TV series of the same name. The stories were: "Rumpole and the Winter Break" "Rumpole and the Blind Tasting" "Rumpole and …

19830. Brown Girl, Brownstones

Paule Marshall

Brown Girl, Brownstones is the first novel by the internationally recognized writer Paule Marshall, published in 1959. It is about Bajan immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. The book gained widespread recognition after it was reprinted in 1981 by the Feminist Press. It was …

19831. The Open Society and Its Enemies

Karl Popper

The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by Karl Popper, a critique of theories of teleological historicism in which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws. Popper criticizes and indicts as totalitarian Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich …

19832. The Concept of Law

H. L. A. Hart

The Concept of Law is the most famous work of the legal philosopher H. L. A. Hart. It was first published in 1961 and develops Hart's theory of legal positivism within the framework of analytic philosophy. In this work, Hart sets out to write an essay of descriptive sociology …

19834. The Literary Conference (Pearls)

César Aira

New in the New Directions Pearls series: an extremely rich mad scientist attempts to clone a leading genius in a bid to take over the world. César is a translator who’s fallen on very hard times due to the global economic downturn; he is also an author, and a mad scientist …

19836. The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Rankin

The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is a novel by British author Robert Rankin. Its title is a reference to the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights by the painter Hieronymus Bosch.

19837. The Stones of Summer

Dow Mossman

The Stones of Summer is a novel by American writer Dow Mossman. Both the novel and Mossman are also subjects of Mark Moskowitz's Slamdance award-winning film, Stone Reader. The Stones of Summer, first printed in 1972, quickly went out of print after its publisher Bobbs Merrill …

19839. Singularity's Ring

Paul Melko

Singularity's Ring is the debut science fiction book by Paul Melko. The novel was published on February 5, 2008 by Tor Books.

19840. Shopped

Joanna Blythman

Shopped: The Shocking Power Of British Supermarkets is a book by British author and award-winning investigative journalist Joanna Blythman first published by Fourth Estate in 2004. Described by one reviewer as "an emotive and bitter attack on [Britain's] supermarket culture" the …

19842. Shiloh

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Shiloh is a Newbery Medal-winning children's novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor published in 1991. The 65th book by Naylor, it is the first in a trilogy about a young boy and the title character, an abused dog. Naylor decided to write Shiloh after an emotionally taxing experience …

19844. Doña Perfecta

Benito Pérez Galdós

Doña Perfecta is a 19th-century realist novel by Benito Pérez Galdós from what is called the first of Galdós's three epochs in his novels of social analysis.

19845. Fire: From a Journal of Love

Anais Nin

Fire: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin is a 1995 book that is based on material excerpted from the unpublished diaries of Anais Nin. It corresponds temporally to part of Anaïs Nin's published diaries, but consists mostly of material about her love life that was too …

19846. Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest

Gerald McDermott

Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest is a 1993 children's picture book told and illustrated by Gerald McDermott using a totemic art style. Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Northwest is the tale of a shape-changing Raven using his abilities to steal the light and …

19849. Men, Women, and Chainsaws

Carol J. Clover

Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film is a 1992 book by American academic Carol J. Clover. In it she investigates gender in Slasher Films and the appeal of horror cinema, in particular the slasher, occult, and rape-revenge genres, from a feminist …

19855. 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.

19860. Asimov's Chronology of the World

Isaac Asimov

This book by Isaac Asimov explains in chronological order important events that happened in our world from the Big Bang until the end of World War II. Each chapter covers a certain time period. The chapter is then broken down into headings for each important empire or country of …

19861. The Savage Nation

Michael Savage

The Savage Nation: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Borders, Language, and Culture is Michael Savage's 18th book. It was published in 2003 and spent 18 weeks on the NY Times best seller list, debuting at #4. It provides conservative social commentary and criticism …

19862. Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford

Jessica Mitford

Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford is 2006 collection of letters by Jessica Mitford. The book was edited by Peter Y. Sussman and the publisher is Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

19863. Checkers

John Marsden

Checkers is a young adult novel by Australian author John Marsden. It was published in 1996 and 1998 by Houghton Mifflin and in 2000 by Laurel Leaf. It is Marsden's twelfth book.

19866. The Gold-Bug

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Gold-Bug" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the plot follows William Legrand, who was recently bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant, Jupiter, fears Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand's friend, an unnamed narrator, …

19867. Jude

Kate Morgenroth

Jude is a 2004 young-readers' novel by Kate Morgenroth, published by Simon & Schuster. It revolves around the title character's experiences with his abusive drug-dealing father, distant mother, and the time Jude spends in prison after being framed.

19871. Gods of Manhattan

Scott Mebus

Gods of Manhattan is a 2008 children's novel by Scott Mebus. The book was first released on April 17, 2008 through Dutton Penguin and follows a young boy that has discovered a city that runs parallel to Manhattan.

19872. This Sweet Sickness

Patricia Highsmith

This Sweet Sickness is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, about an insane young man who is obsessed with his ex-lover.

19873. Under Fire

W. E. B. Griffin

Under Fire is a book published in 2002 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

19878. Breaking Point

Alex Flinn

Breaking Point in a 2002 young adult novel by Alex Flinn. It was an 'Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers' in 2003. Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books said that the book was "a dark drama of self-destruction that should make for grimly satisfying reading" while …

19881. My Name Is Aram

William Saroyan

My Name is Aram is a book of short stories by William Saroyan first published in 1940. The stories detail the exploits of Aram Garoghlanian, a boy of Armenian descent growing up in Fresno, California, and the various members of his large family.

19883. Zoobreak

Gordon Korman

Zoobreak is a 2009 children's novel by Gordon Korman and is the sequel to the 2008 book Swindle. The book was released on September 2009 by Scholastic and follows Savannah as she has to rescue her monkey after it has been kidnapped by the corrupt zoo keeper of a zoo boat. The …

19884. War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

19886. The Tide Knot

Helen Dunmore

The Tide Knot is a children's novel by English writer Helen Dunmore, published in 2006 and the second of the Ingo tetralogy. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

19888. A Mind at Peace

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

A Mind at Peace is an iconic Turkish novel by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, one of the pioneers of literary modernism in Turkey. Tanpınar was a poet, novelist, and critic who worked as a professor of Ottoman and Turkish literature at Istanbul University. Though he was known in his …

19890. The Shrine

James Herbert

Shrine is a horror novel by James Herbert, exploring themes of religious ecstasy, mass hysteria, demonic possession, faith healing and Catholicism. The story is about Alice Pagett, a deaf-mute child who's cured one night when she runs to an oak tree behind St. Joseph's, her …

19891. Silent Honor

Danielle Steel

Silent Honor is a novel written by Danielle Steel, published in 1996. The plot follows Hiroko, an eighteen-year-old who leaves Japan to live with her uncle in California, United States, after making a difficult decision based on her needs and her mother's beliefs. However, when …

19892. Letters to Milena

Franz Kafka

Letters to Milena is a book collecting some of Franz Kafka's letters to Milena Jesenská from 1920 to 1923.

19897. The Subjection of Women

Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill

The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, stating an argument in favour of equality between the sexes. At the time it was published in 1869, this essay was an affront to European …

19898. Acacia: The Other Lands

David Anthony Durham

Book Description The thrilling new installment in the ambitious Acacia trilogy, praised by the Washington Post as "gripping and sophisticated."A few years have passed since the conquering of the Mein, and Queen Corinn is firmly in control of the Known World--perhaps too firmly. …

19900. The Revolt of the Cockroach People

Oscar Zeta Acosta

The Revolt of the Cockroach People is a novel by Oscar Zeta Acosta. The novel is a semi-autobiographical fictionalized account of the August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium, a mass protest of the Vietnam War. In addition to political protest, the characters engage in insurrection …

19902. The Dirdir

Jack Vance

The Dirdir is the third science fiction adventure novel in the tetralogy Tschai, Planet of Adventure. Written by Jack Vance, it tells of the efforts of the sole survivor of the destruction of a human starship to return to Earth from the distant planet Tschai.

19910. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Bertolt Brecht

Described by Brecht as 'a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all', Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler - recast by Brecht into a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade. Using a wide range of …

19911. On a day like this

Peter Stamm

A new novel of artful understatement about mortality, estrangement, and the absurdity of life from the acclaimed author of Unformed Landscape and In Strange GardensOn a day like any other, Andreas changes his life. When a routine doctor’s visit leads to an unexpected prognosis, …

19912. Dubrovsky

Alexander Pushkin

Dubrovsky is an unfinished novel by Alexander Pushkin, written in 1832 and published after Pushkin’s death in 1841. The name Dubrovsky was given by the editor.

19916. Fortress Besieged

Qian Zhongshu

Fortress Besieged was written by Qian Zhongshu, published in 1947, and is widely considered one of the masterpieces of twentieth century Chinese literature. The novel is a humorous tale about middle-class Chinese society in the late 1930s. It was made into a popular television …

19917. Alraune

Hanns Heinz Ewers

Alraune is a novel by German novelist Hanns Heinz Ewers published in 1911. It is also the name of the female lead character. The book originally featured illustrations by Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald.

19921. The Astronauts

Stanisław Lem

The Astronauts is the first science fiction novel by Polish writer Stanisław Lem published as a book, in 1951. To write the novel, Lem received advance payment from publishing house Czytelnik. The book became an instant success and was translated into several languages. This …

19941. The Italics are Mine

Nina Berberova

The Italics are Mine is the autobiography of Nina Berberova. It was first published in the 1960s. It was re-issued in 1992 following the success of her novellas and short story collections, written in the 1930s, which had been rediscovered in the mid 1980s and published by …

19943. The Deluge

Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Deluge is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1886. It is the second volume of a three-volume series known to Poles as "The Trilogy," having been preceded by With Fire and Sword and followed by Fire in the Steppe. The novel tells a story …

19944. Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts

Wisława Szymborska

Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts is a book of poems by Wisława Szymborska.

19971. Ladies

Mara Lee

20000. Death's End (Remembrance of Earth's Past)

Cixin Liu

The New York Times bestselling conclusion to a tour de force near-future adventure trilogy from China's bestselling and beloved science fiction writer.With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got their first chance to read China's most beloved science fiction …



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