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.

20402. The Two Pound Tram

William Newton

The Two Pound Tram is a novel written by William Newton. It was first published in 2003 to great acclaim and won the 2004 Society of Authors Sagittarius Prize. It sold 60,000 copies in Britain and was also successful in America and Germany.

20403. Orbitsville

Bob Shaw

Orbitsville, published in book form in 1975, is a science fiction novel by Bob Shaw about the discovery of a Dyson sphere-like artifact surrounding a star. The novel had previously appeared in three instalments in Galaxy Science Fiction, in June, July and August 1974. After its …

20404. The Wizards and the Warriors

Hugh Cook

The Wizards and the Warriors is a book published in 1986 that was written by Hugh Cook.

20405. Silver Shadows

Elaine Cunningham

Arilyn Moonblade has always feared the elfshadow, the essence of her sword's magic. When she learns the terrible truth behind her inherited moonblade, she vows to find a way to escape her fate.What begins as a means to an end becomes a deeply personal commitment. Determined to …

20406. Sargasso of Space

Andre Norton

Sargasso of Space is a science fiction novel by author Andrew North. It was published in 1955 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4,000 copies.

20407. Tarzan and the Ant Men

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Ant Men is the tenth book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of novels about the jungle hero Tarzan. It was first published as a seven-part serial in the magazine Argosy All-Story Weekly for February 2, 9, 16 and 23 and March 1, 8 and 15, 1924. It was first published …

20410. Batman Animated

Paul Dini

Batman Animated is a coffee table book written by Paul Dini and designed by Chip Kidd, about the popular TV show, Batman: The Animated Series. It was first published in a hardcover edition in 1998 by Titan Books. A paperback edition of the book was published later.

20412. The Confidence-Man

Herman Melville

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade is the ninth book and final novel by American writer Herman Melville, first published in New York in 1857. The book was published on April 1, presumably the exact day of the novel's setting. The Confidence-Man portrays a Canterbury Tales–style …

20413. Star Wars Encyclopedia

Stephen J. Sansweet

Its vast history and environs have been explored, studied, and chronicled extensively for more than twenty years. Now, this landmark volume--a definitive reference devoted exclusively to the Star Wars milieu--draws together data from films, radio dramas, novels, short stories, …

20415. Black Cocktail

Jonathan Carroll

Black Cocktail is a fantasy novella by American author Jonathan Carroll.

20416. Do the Windows Open?

Julie Hecht

Do the Windows Open? is a 1997 short story collection and the first published book by American author Julie Hecht. The book was first published in hardback on January 21, 1997 through Random House and a paperback version was released the following year by Penguin Books.

20417. Darkfall

Isobelle Carmody

Darkfall is a Parallel universe fantasy novel by Isobelle Carmody. It is the first book in the Legendsong Saga.

20418. Two Weeks with the Queen

Morris Gleitzman

Two Weeks with the Queen is a 1990 novel by Australian author Morris Gleitzman. It is about a boy named Colin Mudford who is sent to live in England while his brother is being treated for cancer.

20420. Work: A Story of Experience

Louisa May Alcott

Work: A Story of Experience, first published in 1873, is a semi-autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, set in the times before and after the American Civil War. It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels [which] uncovers the changes in …

20421. Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge

Jackie Collins

Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge is a 1996 novel by Jackie Collins and the fourth in her Santangelo novels series. In the movie Eurotrip, the character Scotty is reading this book on the train from Paris.

20422. Lightning Strikes

V. C. Andrews

Lightning Strikes is a book published in 2000 that was written by Andrew Neiderman.

20423. The Mystery of Cabin Island

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery Of Cabin Island is Volume 8 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1929. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

20424. Wieland

Charles Brockden Brown

Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale, usually simply called Wieland, is the first major work by Charles Brockden Brown. First published in 1798, it distinguishes the true beginning of his career as a writer. Wieland is the first – and most famous – American Gothic …

20425. Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength From …

Elizabeth Edwards

Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers is a book written by Elizabeth Edwards.

20426. The Wind on the Moon

Eric Linklater

The Wind on the Moon: A story for children is a fantasy novel by Eric Linklater, published by Macmillan in 1944 with illustrations by Nicholas Bentley. The American division Macmillan US published an edition in the same year. Opening in the fictitious village of Midmeddlecum, …

20428. An Empire of Their Own

Neal Gabler

An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood is a non-fiction book whose topic is the careers of several prominent Jewish movie producers in the early years of Hollywood. Author Neal Gabler focuses on the psychological motivations of these film moguls, arguing that …

20429. World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred

Keith DeCandido

World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred is a book published in 2006 that was written by Keith DeCandido.

20431. Young Hearts Crying

Richard Yates

Young Hearts Crying is the penultimate novel of American writer Richard Yates. The novel tells the story of struggling poet and artist Michael Davenport, who spurns his heiress wife's offer of financial assistance, choosing instead to make abortive attempts at achieving artistic …

20434. The Dreamstone

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Dreamstone is a 1983 fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It includes revisions of the author's 1979 short story "The Dreamstone" and her 1981 novella Ealdwood, plus additional material. The book is the first of two novels in Cherryh's …

20439. Deathworld 3

Harry Harrison

Deathworld 3 is a book published in 1968 that was written by Harry Harrison.

20440. Rules of Ascension

David B. Coe

Rules of Ascension is a book published in 2002 that was written by David B. Coe.

20442. Sam, Bangs and Moonshine

Evaline Ness

Sam, Bangs and Moonshine is a popular 1966 book by Evaline Ness. For its illustrations, it won the 1967 Caldecott Medal.

20443. Maske: Thaery

Jack Vance

Maske: Thaery is a 1976 science fiction novel by Jack Vance set in his Gaean Reach milieu.

20444. The floating admiral

Agatha Christie

The Floating Admiral is a collaborative detective novel written by fourteen members of the Detection Club in 1931. The twelve chapters of the story were each written by a different author, in the following sequence: Canon Victor Whitechurch, G. D. H. Cole and Margaret Cole, …

20445. Conan of the Isles

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan of the Isles is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published October 1968 in paperback by Lancer Books, and reprinted in July 1970, 1972, and May 1973; …

20446. The Doomspell

Cliff McNish

The Doomspell is the first book of The Doomspell Trilogy published in 2000 that was written by Cliff McNish.

20448. Storm Warning

Jack Higgins

Storm Warning is a novel by Jack Higgins. Storm Warning was the follow-up novel to the highly successful 1975 bestseller The Eagle Has Landed. Higgins takes to the sea in this wartime thriller which matches the standard of his novels of this period. The setting is the sailing …

20449. An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War …

James Carroll

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between U is a book written by James P. Carroll.

20450. The Boy in the Dress

David Walliams

The Boy In The Dress is a children's book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show Little Britain. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the …

20451. Mercury

Ben Bova

Mercury is a 2005 science fiction novel by American writer Ben Bova. The story chronicles the chain of events which leads Mance Bracknell, a shy but gifted engineer student, from the pinnacle of success to the depths of misery and vengeance.

20452. Archform: Beauty

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Archform: Beauty is a science fiction novel by L. E. Modesitt published in 2002.

20453. A Dark Traveling

Roger Zelazny

A Dark Traveling is a science fiction and fantasy novel by Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author, Roger Zelazny. The story uses teleportation as both fantasy and science fiction elements. It is the only novel he wrote for young adults and one of three books without a heroic …

20454. Goshawk Squadron

Derek Robinson

Goshawk Squadron is a 1971 black comedy novel by Derek Robinson which tells of the adventures of a squadron of SE5a pilots from January 1918 to the time of the German spring offensive of March 1918. This novel was Robinson's first. It introduces the character Stanley Woolley, …

20456. Inside, Outside

Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk's first novel in seven years moves on from the grand themes wich have won him international acclaim, War.

20457. Strands of Sunlight

Gael Baudino

Strands of Sunlight is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1994. It is the fourth in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Maze of Moonlight, and Shroud of Shadow. Out of the four-book series, this book alone was not released in the UK …

20458. Largo desolato

Václav Havel

Largo Desolato is a semi-autobiographical play by Václav Havel about a political dissident, Leopold Nettles, who fears being sent to prison for his writing. Leopold faces mounting pressure from his friends, admirers and colleagues; these pressures in addition to ongoing state …

20459. Thursday's Child

Sonya Hartnett

Thursday's Child is young adult novel by the Australian writer Sonya Hartnett, published in 2000 by Penguin Books. Set during the 1930s Great Depression in Australia, it features a young woman Harper Flute and her family, who live in poverty. It won the annual Aurealis Award for …

20460. Fog Magic

Julia Sauer

Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer is a children's fantasy novel set in Nova Scotia. It was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1944. Fog Magic tells the story of a young girl who, on foggy nights, travels back in time to enter the past life of an abandoned village. Lynd Ward illustrated the …

20464. Stocks for the Long Run

Jeremy Siegel

Stocks for the Long Run is a book on investing by Jeremy Siegel. Its first edition was released in 1994. Its fifth edition was released on January 7, 2014. According to Pablo Galarza of Money, "His 1994 book Stocks for the Long Run sealed the conventional wisdom that most of us …

20466. Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir

Bryan Burrough

Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir is a book by Bryan Burrough about the Russian Mir space station and the cosmonauts and astronauts who served aboard. The story centres on astronaut Jerry Linenger and the events on the Shuttle and Mir Space Programme in 1997. Personnel …

20468. Deathstalker Legacy

Simon R. Green

Deathstalker Legacy is a book published in 2002 that was written by Simon R Green.

20469. Days of the Dead

Barbara Hambly

Days of the Dead is a book published 2003 and written by Barbara Hambly.

20470. Backlash

Aaron Allston

Backlash is a novel by Aaron Allston that was originally scheduled for release on January 26, 2010 but was moved back to March 9, 2010 to give the author more time to recover from his 2009 heart attack. It is the fourth novel in the Fate of the Jedi series and published as a …

20475. Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow

James Rollins

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow is a young adult novel by James Rollins, part of the Jake Ransom fantasy adventure series.

20476. The Happy Hocky Family!

Lane Smith

The Happy Hocky Family is a children's book by author and illustrator Lane Smith. Written in a style similar to the Dick and Jane books, it tells a series of short, typically single page, stories about the Hocky family, which includes the two parents, three children, their dog, …

20477. Black Cat

V. C. Andrews

Black Cat is a book published in 2004 that was written by V. C. Andrews.

20479. Doomwyte

Brian Jacques

Doomwyte is the 20th novel in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. It was released on October 2, 2008, in the United Kingdom, and on October 16, 2008, in the United States.

20480. Mexican Everyday

Rick Bayless

Mexican Everyday is a 2006 JBF Awards nominated book for Food of the Americas by Rick Bayless and Deann Bayless.

20481. Sunset in St. Tropez

Danielle Steel

Sunset in St. Tropez is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Dell Publishing on June 3, 2003. The book is Steel's fifty-fifth best selling novel. The plot follows tales of friendship concerning three couples, who have been friends all their lives. However, when they go on …

20482. Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game

Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game is a 2009 novel by Tilly Bagshawe. It is the sequel to Sidney Sheldon's critically acclaimed 1982 novel Master of the Game, which had debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List and was later adapted into a 1984 television …

20483. Infidel

Ted Dekker

Infidel was written by Christian author Ted Dekker and was released on December 15, 2007. It is the second young adult novel in The Lost Book series. These new novels span the fifteen-year period that is gapped in the Circle Trilogy's Black and Red. Thomas Hunter is still the …

20485. The Girl with All the Gifts

M. R. Carey

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Melanie is a very special girl Dr Caldwell calls her our little genius Every morning Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class When they come for her Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the …

20486. Spark of Life

Erich Maria Remarque

In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine. For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in …

20487. Mrs Craddock

W. Somerset Maugham

Mrs Craddock is a novel by William Somerset Maugham first published in 1902.

20488. The Burning Court

John Dickson Carr

The Burning Court is a famous locked room mystery by John Dickson Carr. However, it contains neither Gideon Fell nor Henry Merrivale, Carr's two major detectives. It was published in the United States, and was highly controversial upon its first printing, due to its unorthodox …

20489. The Killing Doll

Ruth Rendell

The Killing Doll is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1984.

20490. Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories is a short story collection by Agatha Christie published in the UK only in November 1991 by HarperCollins. It was not published in the US but all the stories contained within it had previously been published in American volumes. The UK …

20491. Seeds of Change: Five Plants That Transformed Mankind

Henry Hobhouse

Seeds of Change: Five plants that transformed mankind is a 1985 book by Henry Hobhouse, formerly a journalist for The Economist, News Chronicle, Daily Express, and the Wall Street Journal, consultant to the Quincentenary of Columbus Exhibition, Smithsonian Institution, …

20492. Four Fish: the Future of the Last Wild Food

Paul Greenberg

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food is a 2010 nonfiction book by author Paul Greenberg. This work explores the state of commercial fishing and aquaculture. Greenberg frames his observations by commenting on the status of four specific fish: cod, salmon, bass, and tuna. …

20494. The Vampyre

John William Polidori

"The Vampyre" is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori. The work is often viewed as the progenitor of the romantic vampire genre of fantasy fiction. The work is described by Christopher Frayling as "the first story successfully to fuse the …

20495. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, …

20497. Apt Pupil

Stephen King

Apt Pupil is a novella by Stephen King, originally published in the 1982 novella collection Different Seasons, subtitled "Summer of Corruption".

20500. Gangster

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Gangster is a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra, published in 2001, narrating the life of Angelo Vestieri from the early 20th Century until his death, and his rise to power in the New York City underworld.

20501. In Milton Lumky Territory

Philip K. Dick

In Milton Lumky Territory is a realist, non-science fiction novel authored by Philip K. Dick. Originally written in 1958, but rejected by prospective publishers, this book was eventually published posthumously in 1985 by Dragon Press. It was published in two editions. Fifty …

20502. All by myself

Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect …

20503. The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California. The story is noted for its complexity, with many …

20504. A Hazard of New Fortunes

William Dean Howells

A Hazard of New Fortunes is a novel by William Dean Howells. Copyrighted in 1889 and first published in the U.S. by Harper & Bros. in 1890, the book was well-received for its portrayal of social injustice. Considered by many to be his best work, the novel is also considered …

20505. The Passion of Ayn Rand

Barbara Branden

The Passion of Ayn Rand is a biography of Ayn Rand by writer and lecturer Barbara Branden, a former friend and business associate. Published by Doubleday in 1986, it was the first full-length biography of Rand, and was the basis for the 1999 film of the same name with Helen …

20506. The Lost Weekend

Charles R. Jackson

The Lost Weekend is Charles R. Jackson's first novel, published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1944. The story of a talented but alcoholic writer was praised for its powerful realism, closely reflecting the author’s own experience of alcoholism, from which he was temporarily cured. …

20507. The Discovery of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942–46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra, India.The Discovery of India is an honour paid to the rich cultural heritage of India, its history and its philosophy as seen …

20508. Random Harvest

James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. Like previous Hilton works, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, the novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of best-selling novels for the year. The novel was …

20509. Survivor

Octavia E. Butler

Survivor is a science fiction novel by Octavia Butler. First published in 1978 as part of Butler's "Patternist series," Survivor is the only one of Butler's early novels not to be reprinted after its initial editions. Butler expressed dislike for the work, referring to it as "my …

20510. Orion Shall Rise

Poul Anderson

Orion Shall Rise is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson as part of his Maurai series, published in 1983. The novel is set several hundred years after a devastating nuclear war which has pushed back the level of technology. The action focuses on four societies: The Northwest …

20513. The Incredulity of Father Brown

G. K. Chesterton

The Incredulity of Father Brown is a collection of eight stories by G.K. Chesterton, featuring his Father Brown. This is the third collection of the G.K. Chesterton short stories, originally published in 1926

20514. Ring Around the Sun

Clifford D. Simak

Ring Around the Sun is a science fiction novel by Clifford D. Simak. Its anti-urban and pro-agrarian sentiments are typical of much of Simak's work.

20515. Storming Heaven

Denise Giardina

Storming Heaven is Denise Giardina's second novel. It was published in 1987 and won the W.D. Weatherford Award that year. It is a fictionalized account of the labor strife in the coalfields of southern West Virginia, USA during 1920 and 1921. Chapter

20516. Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze is a book by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1933. The story revolves around Fu Yuin-fah, the son of a widow from the countryside of western China, who wishes to become a …

20518. La Maison Tellier

Guy de Maupassant

La Maison Tellier is a collection of short stories by Guy de Maupassant including the famous same titled story La Maison Tellier which was the first chapter in the collection. The book, further established Maupassant firmly as a prominent French writer following his huge success …

20519. Jezebel

Irène Némirovsky

A dramatic tale of murder and passion in 1930s France from the author of David Golder and Suite Française.In a French courtroom, the trial of a woman is taking place. Gladys Eysenach is no longer young, but she is still beautiful, elegant, cold. She is accused of shooting dead …

20522. The Book of Nights

Sylvie Germain

The Book of Nights marks the American debut of one of Europe's most powerful and celebrated young writers. Winner of six literary prizes, The Book of Nights combines the timeless power of medieval legend, the resonance of Greek tragedy, and the harsh immediacy of a …

20523. Brecht's Mistress

Jacques-Pierre Amette

Brecht's Mistress is a 2003 novel by the French writer Jacques-Pierre Amette. It is also known as Brecht's Lover. It received the Prix Goncourt.

20544. For Marx (Radical Thinkers)

Louis Althusser

For Marx is a 1965 book by Louis Althusser, a leading theoretician of the French Communist Party. Althusser reinterprets the work of Karl Marx, proposing an epistemological break between the young Hegelian Marx, and the old Marx, the author of Capital. One of Althusser's chief …

20567. Wall Jumper

Peter Schneider

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic cityIt isn't Europe's most beautiful city or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its museums do not hold more treasures than those in …

20574. Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his …

20583. Tropic Moon

Marc Romano

Coup de Lune, literally "moonburn" or "moonstroke" in French, but translated into English as Tropic Moon, is a novel by Belgian writer Georges Simenon. It is among one of the author's first self-described roman durs or "hard novels" to distinguish it from his romans populaires …

20584. The Years of Extermination

Saul Friedländer

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 is the second volume of Saul Friedländer's history of Nazi Germany and the Jews. It describes the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews. The book presents a detailed …

20595. The Three Robbers

Tomi Ungerer

The Three Robbers is a children's book by Tomi Ungerer. The book was adapted as a full-length feature film by Hayo Freitag, released in mid-2007. There was also a 6-minute version released in 1972 by Gene Deitch.



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