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.

20601. 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 …

20608. Slow Emergencies

Nancy Huston

The protagonist of Slow Emergencies lives in a sleepy New England college town, choreographing dances in her attic studio. She shares a comfortable house and a cozy life with her philosophy professor husband and two small daughters. But none of this quite satisfies Lin, who is …

20609. 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 …

20610. Two Cats, Three Tales

Lilian Jackson Braun

Prize-winning reporter Jim Qwilleran and his extraordinary Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum always land on their feet. This special volume includes the first three books in the series.The Cat Who Could Read Backwards: Modern art is a mystery to many-but for Jim Qwilleran and Koko …

20611. 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 …

20613. Love and Will

Rollo May

Love and Will is a book by American existential psychologist Rollo May, in which he articulates the principle that an awareness of death is essential to life, rather than being opposed to life. The book explores how the modern loss of older values, whose structures and stories …

20615. 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 …

20616. 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.

20618. The Catalogue of the Universe

Margaret Mahy

The Catalogue of the Universe is a romance novel for young adults by the New Zealand writer Margaret Mahy, first published by J. M. Dent in 1985. The book follows the evolving relationship between two teenagers: nerdy intellectual Tycho Potter and high school princess Angela …

20620. Red Star Over China

Edgar Snow

Red Star Over China, a 1937 book by Edgar Snow, is an account of the Communist Party of China written when they were a guerrilla army still obscure to Westerners. Along with Pearl Buck's The Good Earth it was the most influential book on Western understanding and sympathy for …

20622. The Pirates of Malaysia

Emilio Salgari

The Pirates of Malaysia is an exotic adventure novel written by Italian author Emilio Salgari, published in 1896. It features his most famous character, Sandokan, and is a sequel to The Tigers of Mompracem. Salgari used as a source the book A Visit to the Indian Archipelago in …

20623. Enterprise Integration Patterns

Gregor Hohpe

Enterprise Integration Patterns is a book by Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf and describes 65 design patterns for the use of enterprise application integration and message-oriented middleware in the form of a pattern language.

20631. Far to Go

Alison Pick

Far to Go is a novel written by Alison Pick.

20637. The Invisible Woman

Claire Tomalin

The Invisible Woman: The story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a book written by Claire Tomalin.

20639. Alice Adams

Booth Tarkington

Alice Adams is a 1921 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. It was adapted as a film in 1923 by Rowland V. Lee and, more famously, in 1935 by George Stevens. The narrative centers on the character of a young woman, Alice Adams, who aspires to climb the social ladder …

20647. The Dig

John Preston

The Dig is a novel by John Preston, published May 2007, set in the context of the 1939 Anglo-Saxon ship burial excavation at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England. The novel has been widely reviewed as ‘an account of the excavation at Sutton Hoo in 1939’. The sleevenote advertises it as …

20649. Dead Man's Hand

George Martin

Dead Man's Hand is the seventh volume in the Wild Cards shared universe series edited by George R. R. Martin. Like the previous volume in the series, this volume uses the format of a mosaic novel, where several writers write individual storylines which were then edited together …

20650. Truth and Bright Water

Thomas King

Truth and Bright Water is a coming-of-age novel by Thomas King set in the Canadian Prairies on the U.S./Canadian border. The novel embeds a number of magical features within painstakingly realist prose, showing its affiliation with Magic realism.

20662. 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 …

20663. The Tenants of Moonbloom

Edward Lewis Wallant

The Tenants of Moonbloom is a novel by the Jewish American writer Edward Lewis Wallant. Wallant died of an aneurysm aged 36 with only two books published - The Human Season and The Pawnbroker. The Tenants of Moonbloom was published posthumously.

20668. 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 …

20670. A marvelous work and a wonder

LeGrand Richards

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder is a 1950 book by LeGrand Richards on the history and doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The book was intended as a missionary tool and is traditionally cited as the best-selling Mormon book of all time. As of 2001, it was …

20672. A Stone for Danny Fisher

Harold Robbins

A Stone For Danny Fisher is a serious early novel by Harold Robbins that looks at the effect of the Great Depression on a lower-middle class Jewish family. Written in 1952, it is set in the period up to 1944.

20673. Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography

Andrew Morton

Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography is a biography of actor Tom Cruise, written by Andrew Morton. The book was published in the United States in hardcover format on January 15, 2008 by St. Martin's Press, with a first printing of 400,000 copies, and an audio format on five CDs …

20674. The Trail of Cthulhu

August Derleth

The Trail of Cthulhu is a series of interconnected short stories written by August Derleth as part of the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction. The stories chronicle the struggles of Laban Shrewsbury and his companions against the Great Old Ones, particularly Cthulhu. The …

20675. Ascendance

R. A. Salvatore

Ascendance is the first novel in the second DemonWars Saga trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. The book is also the fifth out of seven books in the combined DemonWars Saga.

20676. Tom Sawyer, Detective

Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a prequel to Tom Sawyer Abroad. Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels …

20683. August

Judith Rossner

August, is a novel written by Judith Rossner focused on a psychoanalyst and one of her analysands.

20684. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

20685. Mr. Potter

Jamaica Kincaid

Mr. Potter is a novel by Antiguan born writer Jamaica Kincaid. The book has twelve parts with no title and the author narrates how it is to be a girl that grew without having a father and how this fact reflected on her. Prose and poem are mixed in this memoir, so the genre is …

20692. The gilded age

Mark Twain

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. Although not one of Twain's best-known works, it has appeared in more …

20696. Incident at Hawk's Hill

Allan W. Eckert

Incident at Hawk's Hill is a Newbery Honor book by naturalist and writer Allan W. Eckert published in 1971. Supposedly based on a true event, it is an historical fiction novel centering on a six-year-old boy who gets lost on the Canadian prairie and survives thanks to a mother …

20697. The Girl on the Boat

P. G. Wodehouse

The Girl on the Boat is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It first appeared in 1921 as a serial in the Woman's Home Companion in the United States under the title Three Men and a Maid. It was first published as a book in the United States on April 26, 1922, by George H. Doran, New …

20698. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, generally considered the eleventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from December 1927 through May 1928; it first appeared in …

20699. Betsey Brown

Ntozake Shange

Betsey Brown is an African-American literature novel by Ntozake Shange, published in 1985.

20700. 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 …

20706. The Twilight of Atheism

Alister McGrath

The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World is a book by Christian theologian and apologist Alister McGrath which traces the perceived decline of secular thought over the last two centuries. McGrath states that the book is an expanded form of a …

20711. 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 …

20713. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

Chris Bradford

Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is a children's historical novel by Chris Bradford, published in 2008. It is the first in a series of action-adventure stories set in 17th century Japan following the exploits of an English boy, Jack Fletcher, as he strives to be the first …

20714. Zorgamazoo

Robert Paul Weston

Zorgamazoo is Canadian children's author Robert Paul Weston's first novel. The work is a fantasy adventure, written entirely in rhyming anapestic tetrameter. The story follows a young girl named Katrina Katrell, who runs away from home when her guardian threatens her with a …

20715. Thousandstar

Piers Anthony

Thousandstar is the 4th book of the Cluster Series published in 1980 that was written by Piers Anthony.

20717. National Lampoon's Doon

Ellis Weiner

National Lampoon's Doon is a parody of Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune, written by Ellis Weiner and published in 1984 by Pocket Books for National Lampoon. It was reprinted by Grafton Books in 1985. In 1988 William F. Touponce called the book "something of a …

20719. The Wettest County in the World

Matt Bondurant

Based on the true story of Matt Bondurant’s grandfather and two granduncles, The Wettest County in the World is a gripping tale of brotherhood, greed, and murder. The Bondurant Boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County, …

20722. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Amos Tutuola

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a novel by African writer Amos Tutuola from Nigeria published in 1954. It is presented as a collection of related - but not always sequential - narratives. The stories recount the fate of a small West African boy; after he and his elder brother …

20724. American Dreams: Lost and Found

Studs Terkel

American Dreams: Lost and Found is a book written by Studs Terkel.

20730. Tropic of orange

Karen Tei Yamashita

Tropic of Orange is a novel set in Los Angeles and Mexico with a diverse, multi-ethnic cast of characters by Karen Tei Yamashita. Published in 1997, the novel is generally considered a work of magic realism but can also be considered science fiction, postcolonial literature, …

20732. Portrait of Jennie

Robert Nathan

Portrait of Jennie is a novella written by Robert Nathan, first published in 1940. This story combines romance, fantasy, mystery, and the supernatural. The most successful of Nathan's books, it is considered a modern masterpiece of fantasy fiction. Judith Merril called Portrait …

20733. The Cosmic Landscape

Leonard Susskind

The Cosmic Landscape is a non-fiction popular science book on the anthropic principle and string theory landscape. It is written by theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind. The book was initially published by Little, Brown and Company on December 12, 2005.

20735. The False Mirror

Alan Dean Foster

The False Mirror is a book published in 1992 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

20737. Tom Clancy's Op-Center

Tom Clancy

Op-Center or Tom Clancy's Op-Center is the first novel in Tom Clancy's Op-Center created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. It was written by Jeff Rovin.

20740. Uller Uprising

H. Beam Piper

Uller Uprising is a book published in 1952 that was written by H. Beam Piper.

20742. Star Guard

Andre Norton

Star Guard is a science-fiction novel written by Andre Norton and published in 1955 by Harcourt, Brace & Company. As an example of military science fiction, it displays Norton's deep understanding of ancient history.

20743. Hawksbill Station

Robert Silverberg

Hawksbill Station is a science fiction novel written by Robert Silverberg. The novel is an expanded version of a short story first published in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1967; the novel was published in 1968. It was released in the United Kingdom under the title The Anvil of …

20744. The Final Key

Catherine Asaro

The Final Key is a science fiction novel in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, a series of books by American writer Catherine Asaro. As the direct sequel to Schism, it tells the story of a major Eubian assault against the Skolian government and Eldrinson's rise from a rustic farmer …

20748. Perchance to Dream

Robert B. Parker

Perchance to Dream is a detective crime novel by Robert B. Parker, written as an authorized sequel to The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Following his post-mortem collaboration with Chandler on Poodle Springs, this 1991 release is the second and final Philip Marlowe novel …

20749. The Seven Minutes

Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes is a novel by Irving Wallace published in 1969 and released by Simon & Schuster. The book is a fictional account of the effects of pornography and the related arguments about freedom of speech.

20751. Mistress of Mistresses

E R Eddison

Mistress of Mistresses is the first novel in the Zimiamvian Trilogy by Eric Rücker Eddison. First published in 1935, it centers on political intrigues between the nobles and rulers of the Three Kingdoms of Rerek, Meszria and Fingiswold, following the death of King Mezentius, an …

20752. Throy

Jack Vance

Throy is a 1992 science fiction novel by Jack Vance, the final work in the Cadwal Chronicles, a trilogy set in Vance's Gaean Reach. The preceding novels are Araminta Station and Ecce and Old Earth.

20753. 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.

20759. True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

Martha Brooks

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl received the Governor General's Literary Award in 2002 and is Martha Brooks' seventh novel for young adults. Martha Brooks is a Canadian award-winning novelist, playwright, jazz singer and author of short fiction. Some of her other novels …

20760. Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems

Joyce Sidman

Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems is a book written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beckie Prange.

20761. A Walking Tour of the Shambles

Neil Gaiman

A Walking Tour of the Shambles, written by Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe, is a novel in the form of a tour guide concerning a fictional part of Chicago called 'The Shambles'. It guides the reader through such non-existent landmarks as The House of Clocks, Cereal House, and …

20765. Vast

Linda Nagata

Vast is a science fiction novel by Linda Nagata, part of her loosely connected "Nanotech Succession" sequence.

20767. Chain of Evidence

Garry Disher

Chain of Evidence is a 2007 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Garry Disher.

20771. Dead Certain

Robert Draper

Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush is a 2007 book by Robert Draper. The book tells the story of the George W. Bush Administration from 2001 to 2007. Draper wanted to tell the story of the Bush White House with an inside perspective. To this end, and in preparation …

20778. The jacket

Andrew Clements

The Jacket is a 2001 children's book by author Andrew Clements. It was first published in 2001 as a serialized story that ran in the Boston Globe and was later published in book format on August 1, 2003 through Atheneum Books. The work centers upon a young boy that discovers …

20781. The Romantics

Pankaj Mishra

The Romantics is the debut novel of Pankaj Mishra, the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World and Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond. The Romantics is an ironic tale of …

20785. Smile, You're Traveling

Henry Rollins

Smile, You're Traveling is the third book in the Black Coffee Blues trilogy by Henry Rollins. It includes portions of his travel journal from 1997–1998 which includes personal encounters of spending time with the band Black Sabbath, a vacation to Africa, and trips elsewhere as …

20787. Mosaic

Jeri Taylor

Mosaic is a novel based on the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. It was written by Jeri Taylor, who was executive producer of the show for the first five seasons, and was published by Pocket Books in 1996. The novel describes the backstory of Captain …

20793. Letters from Wolfie

Patti Sherlock

Letters From Wolfie is a children's novel by Patti Sherlock. It is about Mark Cantrell, a boy living in the United States during the Vietnam War, and his dog, Wolfie. The novel was inspired by real events, and has a strong anti-war sentiment. Letters from Wolfie won the 2005 …

20800. The Year We Left Home

Jean Thompson

The Year We Left Home is a novel written by Jean Thompson.



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