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.

20401. 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.

20402. 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 …

20403. 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 …

20404. 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.

20405. 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, …

20406. 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 …

20408. An Old Captivity

Nevil Shute

An Old Captivity is a novel by British author Nevil Shute. It was first published in the UK in 1940 by William Heinemann.

20411. The beauty salon

Mario Bellatin

"Like much of Mr. Bellatin’s work, Beauty Salon is pithy, allegorical and profoundly disturbing, with a plot that evokes The Plague by Camus or Blindness by José Saramago."--New York Times"Including a few details that may linger uncomfortably with the reader for a long time, …

20414. 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 …

20416. Memoirs of a woman doctor

Nawal El Saadawi

Memoirs of a woman doctor is a book written by Nawal El Saadawi

20417. 1635: The Dreeson Incident

Eric Flint

1635: The Dreeson Incident is a novel in the alternate history 1632 series, written by Virginia DeMarce and Eric Flint, as a sequel to Flint's novella 1634: The Bavarian Crisis.

20421. Fag Hag

Robert Rodi

Fag Hag is a novel by gay writer Robert Rodi published in 1992 by Dutton, New York. Set in Chicago, Illinois, the story is about the love of Natalie Stathis and Peter Leland. Nathalie will do just anything to keep him, a point she proves even when Peter falls in love with …

20422. 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; …

20423. Among the Missing

Richard Laymon

Among the Missing is a horror novel by American author Richard Laymon. It was first published in 1999 by Headline Publishing.

20424. Dawn Wind

Rosemary Sutcliff

Dawn Wind is a historical novel for children and young adults written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1961 by Oxford University Press, with illustrations by Charles Keeping. It takes place in Britain in the sixth century, after the Saxons, Angles and Jutes have gained …

20426. Back in Black

Zoey Dean

Back in Black is the fifth novel in the A-List series by Zoey Dean. It was released in 2005 through Megan Tingley Publishers.

20428. The False Inspector Dew

Peter Lovesey

The False Inspector Dew is a humorous crime novel by Peter Lovesey. It won the Gold Dagger award by the Crime Writers' Association in 1982 and has featured on many "Best of" lists since.

20429. 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 …

20430. Archform: Beauty

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

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

20431. 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 …

20435. 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.

20437. 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 …

20440. Ports of Call

Jack Vance

Ports of Call is a science fiction adventure novel by Jack Vance. It is followed by the novel Lurulu. It follows a young man named Myron Tany on a picaresque journey through the Gaean Reach.

20445. Wired for War

P. W. Singer

Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century is a best-selling book by P. W. Singer. It explores how science fiction has started to play out on modern day battlefields, with robots used more and more in war.

20446. 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 …

20448. 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 …

20451. Stalking Tender Prey

Storm Constantine

Stalking Tender Prey is a book published in 1995 that was written by Storm Constantine.

20452. Ultimate Punishment

Scott Turow

Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty or simply Ultimate Punishment is a series of autobiographical reflections regarding the death penalty. It is written by Scott Turow and marks his return to non-fiction for the first time since One L in …

20454. The Ethos Effect

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Ethos Effect is a science fiction novel by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.. It is a sequel to The Parafaith War. It is set in a future where humanity has spread to the stars and divided into several factions. Many factions including the Eco-Tech Coalition, the Revenants of the Prophet …

20455. Deathstalker Legacy

Simon R. Green

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

20457. 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 …

20470. Black Cat

V. C. Andrews

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

20471. The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution

Ayn Rand

The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution is a 1971 collection of essays by Ayn Rand, in which she argues that religion, the New Left, and similar forces are irrational and harmful. Most of the essays originally appeared in The Objectivist. A revised edition appeared in 1975, …

20472. 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

20473. Mexican Everyday

Rick Bayless

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

20474. The sovereignty of good

Iris Murdoch

The Sovereignty of Good is a book of moral philosophy by Iris Murdoch. First published in 1970, it comprises three previously published papers, all of which were originally delivered as lectures. Murdoch argued against the prevailing consensus in moral philosophy, proposing …

20475. The Candlestone

Bryan Davis

The Candlestone is a book published in 2004 that was written by Bryan Davis.

20476. 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 …

20477. 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 …

20479. Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

Eric G. Wilson

Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy is a nonfiction book by Eric G. Wilson that examines the benefits of being sad. The author denotes in the book that diagnosable conditions should be treated accordingly, and is in no way saying it is "normal" or "good" to be depressed. …

20484. 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 …

20485. Wyst: Alastor 1716

Jack Vance

Wyst: Alastor 1716 is a science fiction novel by Jack Vance first published by DAW Books. It is the third and last novel set in the Alastor Cluster, a group of thousands of stars and planets ruled by the mysterious Connatic, which may or may not be a part of Vance’s Gaean …

20486. The Redundancy of Courage

Timothy Mo

The Redundancy of Courage is a novel by Timothy Mo published in 1991. It is set in the fictitious country of Danu in Southeast Asia, which is based on East Timor, and is narrated by Adolph Ng, an ethnic Chinese businessman educated in Canada. It was shortlisted for the Booker …

20487. Beyond a Boundary

C. L. R. James

Beyond a Boundary is a memoir on cricket written by the Trinidadian Marxist intellectual C. L. R. James, which James described as "neither cricket reminiscences nor autobiography". It mixes social commentary, particularly on the place of cricket in the West Indies and England, …

20489. Flight from Nevèrÿon

Samuel R. Delany

Flight from Nevèrÿon is a collection of sword and sorcery stories by Samuel R. Delany. It is the third of the four-volume Return to Nevèrÿon series. This article discusses the three stories collected in the book. Discussions of overall plot, setting, characters, themes, …

20492. Green Shadows, White Whale

Ray Bradbury

Green Shadows, White Whale is a 1992 novel by Ray Bradbury. It gives a fictionalized account of his journey to Ireland in 1953-1954 to write a screen adaptation of the novel Moby-Dick with director John Huston. Bradbury has said he wrote it after reading actress Katharine …

20493. 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 …

20494. 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.

20496. 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 …

20498. Thornhold

Elaine Cunningham

Thornhold is a book published in 1998 that was written by Elaine Cunningham.

20501. Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder

William Hope Hodgson

Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder is a collection of occult detective short stories by author William Hope Hodgson. It was first published in 1913 by the English publisher Eveleigh Nash. In 1947, a new edition of 3,050 copies was published by Mycroft & Moran and included three …

20502. 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".

20503. Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Isaac Asimov

Extraterrestrial Civilizations is a book written by Isaac Asimov in 1979, wherein the probability of there being intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations within the Milky Way galaxy is estimated. This estimation is approached by progressively analyzing the requirements for …

20504. Stiff

Shane Maloney

Stiff is a 1994 Australian crime thriller novel, written by Shane Maloney. It is the first novel in a series of crime thrillers following the character of Murray Whelan, as he investigates crimes in the Melbourne area in the course of trying to keep his job with the Australian …

20506. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Patricia McKissack

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural is a book by Patricia McKissack.

20508. 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, …

20515. Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings

Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings is a collection of works written by Antonin Artaud.

20516. 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 …

20521. 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 …

20522. 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 …

20525. 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 …

20526. 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.

20555. 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 …

20560. 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 …

20579. 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 …

20588. 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.

20593. Tropic Moon

Georges Simenon

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 …



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