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.

21001. 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 …

21003. Ode to Kirihito, Part 1

Osamu Tezuka

Kirihito Osanai is a young doctor who's just been introduced to the Monmow disease, which transforms humans into dog-like beasts and kills them within a month of the metamorphosis. While studying the pathology of the disease Kirihito himself becomes an unknowing guinea pig for …

21005. 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 …

21006. Campos De Castilla (Spanish Texts)

Antonio Machado

A thoroughly edited text of one of 20th-century Spain's most famous volumes of poetry. An introduction offers an in-depth commentary on Machado's themes, techniques and metaphysical manner. In addition to examining the various influences on his work - Krausism, Bergsonism and …

21007. 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 …

21008. The angels weep

Wilbur A. Smith

The Angels Weep is a 1982 novel, the third in Wilbur Smith's series about the Ballantyne family of Rhodesia. The first part of the book is set immediately before and during the Second Matabele War, then the second part jumps forward to the final days of the Rhodesian Bush War.

21013. The Fate of the Earth

Jonathan Schell

The Fate of the Earth is a 1982 book by Jonathan Schell. This "seminal" description of the consequences of nuclear war "forces even the most reluctant person to confront the unthinkable: the destruction of humanity and possibly most life on Earth". The book is regarded as a key …

21015. The Story of Miss Moppet

Beatrix Potter

The Story of Miss Moppet is a tale about teasing, featuring a kitten and a mouse, that was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It was published by Frederick Warne & Co for the 1906 Christmas season. Potter was born in London in 1866, and between 1902 and 1905 …

21023. Rumpole and the Age of Miracles

John Mortimer

Rumpole and the Age of Miracles is a 1988 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 Portia" "Rumpole and the Age of Miracles" "Rumpole …

21024. Managing the Professional Service Firm

David Maister

Managing the Professional Service Firm is a book by David H. Maister, a Harvard Business School professor and professional service firm consultant. The book is a compilation of 32 articles written over the preceding ten years and covers topics from strategy to profitability, …

21030. Hondo & Fabian

Peter McCarty

Hondo & Fabian is a children's picture book by Peter McCarty. Released by Henry Holt & Co. in 2002, it is a Caldecott Honor book. A sequel, Fabian Escapes, is was released in 2007.

21032. Schopenhauer's Telescope

Gerard Donovan

Schopenhauer's Telescope is the debut novel of Irish novelist and poet Gerard Donovan. Published in 2003, the book received general acclaim, appearing on the long list for the Man Booker Prize and garnering the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award the following year. In 2005, the …

21039. To Be the Man

Ric Flair

To Be the Man is an autobiographical book written by professional wrestler Ric Flair and Keith Elliot Greenberg, and edited by Mark Madden. It was published by WWE Books and distributed by Simon & Schuster in July 2004. The book's title was taken from Flair's famous …

21040. The Return of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

The Return of the Black Widowers is a collection of short mystery stories by Isaac Asimov featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Carroll & Graf in December 2003, and in trade paperback by the same publisher …

21041. Sirius

Olaf Stapledon

Sirius is the titular character and a 1944 science fiction novel by the British philosopher and author Olaf Stapledon. Scientist Thomas Trelone creates a super-intelligent dog, named Sirius. He is the only dog to have attained a humanlike intelligence. Other dogs, of the same …

21042. 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 …

21043. The Age of Reform

Richard Hofstadter

The Age of Reform is a 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Richard Hofstadter. It is an American history that traces events from the Populist Movement of the 1890s through the Progressive Era ending with the New Deal in the 1930s. The Age of Reform stands out from other …

21044. Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2 Cycles (issues #6–10)

Brian K. Vaughan

Y: THE LAST MAN is the gripping saga of Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker who discovers that he is the only male left in the world after a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the …

21045. The New Inquisition

Robert Anton Wilson

The New Inquisition is a book written by Robert Anton Wilson and first published in 1986. The New Inquisition is a book about ontology, science, paranormal events, and epistemology. Wilson identifies what he calls "Fundamentalist Materialism" belief and compares it to religious …

21048. The Delivery Man

Joe McGinniss Jr.

The Delivery Man, is Joe McGinniss Jr.'s first novel, published 15 January 2008.

21050. Dr. Adder

K. W. Jeter

Dr. Adder is a dark science fiction novel by K. W. Jeter set in a future where the United States has largely broken down into reluctantly cooperating enclaves run by a wide variety of strongmen and warlords, with a veneer of government control that seems largely interested in …

21051. Mathematicians in Love

Rudy Rucker

Mathematicians in Love is a science fiction novel written by Rudy Rucker.

21053. Street of Shadows

Michael Reaves

Street of Shadows is the second book in Michael Reaves' series Coruscant Nights. It was released on August 26, 2008.

21055. The Sirius Mystery

Robert K. G. Temple

The Sirius Mystery is a book by Robert K. G. Temple first published by St. Martin's Press in 1976. It presents the hypothesis that the Dogon people of Mali, in west Africa, preserve a tradition of contact with intelligent extraterrestrial beings from the Sirius star system. …

21057. The Edge of Sadness

Edwin O'Connor

The Edge of Sadness is a novel by the American author Edwin O'Connor. It was published in 1961 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1962. The story is about a middle-aged Catholic priest in New England.

21059. The man who tasted shapes

Richard Cytowic

The Man Who Tasted Shapes is a book by neurologist Richard Cytowic about synesthesia.

21063. Blood and Money

Thomas Thompson

Blood and Money is a book by Thomas Thompson.

21064. Lewis Carroll

Morton N. Cohen

Lewis Carroll: A Biography is a 1995 biography of author Lewis Carroll by Morton N. Cohen, first published by Knopf, later by Macmillan. It is generally considered to be the definitive scholarly work on Carroll's life. Cohen's approach is mainly chronological, with some chapters …

21065. Joe Gould's Secret

Joseph Mitchell

Joe Gould's Secret is a 1965 book by Joseph Mitchell, based upon his two New Yorker profiles, "Professor Sea Gull" and "Joe Gould's Secret". Mitchell's work details the true story of the eponymous Joe Gould, a writer who lived in Greenwich Village in the first half of the 20th …

21066. Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages

Manuel Puig

Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages is a 1980 novel by Argentine novelist Manuel Puig. As in other works by Puig, the story is formally experimental, consisting of mostly unattributed dialogue, digressing into stories within stories. It also bears many of Puig favorite …

21068. Meditations in an emergency

Frank O'Hara

Meditations in an Emergency is a book of poetry by American poet Frank O'Hara first published by Grove Press in 1957. Its title poem was first printed in the November 1954 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. The name of the book is purported to derive from English poet John …

21071. The Seedling Stars

James Blish

The Seedling Stars is a 1957 collection of science fiction short stories by James Blish. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1957 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The stories concern the adaptation of humans to alien environments. This may be viewed in contrast to the concept …

21072. The Preserving Machine

Philip K. Dick

The Preserving Machine is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Ace Books in 1969 as part of their Ace Science Fiction Specials series. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Science …

21073. The City in the Autumn Stars

Michael Moorcock

The City in the Autumn Stars: Being a Continuation of the Story of the Von Bek Family and Its Association With Lucifer, Prince of Darkness is a science fantasy novel by British author Michael Moorcock. The second book in the Von Bek trilogy, it was published by Grafton in 1986. …

21074. The Crimson Legion

Troy Denning

The Crimson Legion is a book published in 1992 that was written by Troy Denning.

21075. 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 …

21080. The Masked Rider

Neil Peart

The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa is a 1996 non-fiction book written by Rush drummer Neil Peart about his bicycling travel through Cameroon.

21083. A Day with Wilbur Robinson

William Joyce

A Day with Wilbur Robinson is a 1990 children's picture book written and illustrated by William Joyce. A film adaptation called Meet the Robinsons was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2007 in the United States.

21084. The Land of Little Rain

Mary Austin

A stirring tribute to the unique beauty of theAmerican Southwest In the region stretching from the High Sierras south of Yosemite to the Mojave Desert, water is scarce and empty riverbeds hint at a lush landscape that has long since vanished. But the desert is far from lifeless. …

21085. The Great Fire of London

Peter Ackroyd

The Great Fire of London is a novel by the English author Peter Ackroyd. Published in 1982, it is Ackroyd's first novel. It established themes which Ackroyd returns to again and again in his fiction: London, English literature and the intertwining of literary, historical and …

21086. The Disaster Area

J. G. Ballard

The Disaster Area is a collection of short stories by British author J. G. Ballard.

21087. I Am My Own Wife

Doug Wright

I Am My Own Wife is a play by Doug Wright based on his conversations with German Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. The one-man play premiered Off-Broadway in 2003 at Playwrights Horizons. It opened on Broadway later that year. The play was developed with Moisés Kaufman and his Tectonic …

21091. Hollywood Husbands

Jackie Collins

Hollywood Husbands is a 1986 novel by the British author Jackie Collins. It was her 11th novel, and the second in her "Hollywood" series, after her 1983 hit Hollywood Wives. Hollywood Husbands is an unrelated sequel to Hollywood Wives and features a new cast of characters. …

21092. Noisy Nora

Rosemary Wells

Noisy Nora is a children's book written by Rosemary Wells. This mouse later appeared in the Timothy Goes to School series.

21093. The Shore Road Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Shore Road Mystery is Volume 6 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The plot centers on attempts by the Hardy Boys to catch a ring of car thieves stealing cars from the Shore Road. This book was written for the Stratemeyer …

21094. Palo Alto

James Franco

Palo Alto is a collection of linked short stories by American actor and writer James Franco. The collection was published in 2010 by Scribner's. The stories are about teenagers and their experiments with vices and their struggles with their families. The book is named after his …

21095. Secret Ceremonies

Deborah Laake

Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman's Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond is a 1993 autobiographical book written by American journalist and columnist Deborah Laake.

21099. The Pandora Principle

Carolyn Clowes

The Pandora Principle is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Carolyn Clowes. It features the origin story of Saavik, and how she came to know Spock.

21100. The Genesis Machine

James P. Hogan

The Genesis Machine is the second science fiction novel by James P. Hogan.

21108. Christopher Unborn

Carlos Fuentes

Christopher Unborn is the tenth novel by the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. Originally published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica in 1987, the first U.S. edition was published in 1989 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The basic structure of the work, including the story of the …

21112. White Snow, Bright Snow

Alvin Tresselt

White Snow, Bright Snow is a 1947 book by Alvin Tresselt and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. Released by Lothrop Publishers, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1948.

21113. The Snail and the Whale

Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale is a children's book by former children's laureate Julia Donaldson, illustrated by longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler. It has won several awards, including 2004 Early Years award for the best pre-school book, the 2005 Blue Peter award for Best Book to …

21114. Poor Miss Finch

Wilkie Collins

Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins is a novel about a young blind woman who temporarily regains her sight while finding herself in a romantic triangle with two brothers.

21117. Move Under Ground

Nick Mamatas

Move Under Ground is a horror novel mashup by Nick Mamatas which combines the Beat style of Jack Kerouac with the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. It is available as a free download via a Creative Commons license.

21119. I Had Seen Castles

Cynthia Rylant

I Had Seen Castles is a novella for young adults by the American writer and Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant. It is a story about a young American named John Dante who enthusiastically enlists in 1942 but soon comes to understand the horrors of war. It is an anti-war novel. It …

21123. Shroud of Shadow

Gael Baudino

Shroud of Shadow is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1994. It is the third in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Maze of Moonlight, and Strands of Sunlight.

21124. No Time Like Show Time

Michael Hoeye

No Time Like Show Time is a children's fantasy mystery novel by Michael Hoeye, first published in 2004. It is the third book in the Hermux Tantamoq series, which includes Time Stops for No Mouse,The Sands of Time, and Time to Smell the Roses.

21125. Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls

Bennett Madison

Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls is a 2005 young adult mystery novel written by Bennett Madison. It introduces the reluctant girl-sleuth of Halo City, Lulu Dark. Its sequel is Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox, published in 2006.

21126. 20th Century Boys, Vol. 20

Naoki Urasawa

20th Century Boys, Vol. 20 is a book written by Naoki Urasawa.

21127. A Greek-English Lexicon

Henry George Liddell

A Greek–English Lexicon is a standard lexicographical work of the Ancient Greek language.

21128. Absolute Zero

Helen Cresswell

Absolute Zero is a 1978 children's novel by Helen Cresswell, the second book in the Bagthorpe Saga.

21129. Born Fighting

James Webb

Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America is a book by Jim Webb published in 2004. It is a personal view of the Scots-Irish in the United States. Webb maintains that Scots-Irish attitudes form the bedrock of American society, especially among the working class. Webb's …

21131. Irish Gold

Andrew Greeley

Irish Gold is the first of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley. The title "Irish Gold", is referring to the gold allegedly accepted by Roger Casement in order to finance the resistance against the English …

21132. Make Him Look Good

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Make Him Look Good is a 2006 novel by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez. Much like her pioneering work The Dirty Girls Social Club, Make Him Look Good falls under the category of Chica lit and explores the p.o.v. of several Latina women as they seek success in their personal and …

21133. America Again

Stephen Coonts

America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't is a 2012 satirical book written by Stephen Colbert and other writers of The Colbert Report as a follow-up to 2007's I Am America. It is published by Grand Central Publishing. The book was released on October 2, 2012. Its …

21134. Star Trek 1

James Blish

Star Trek 1 is a book published in 1967 that was written by James Blish.

21138. Kirlian Quest

Piers Anthony

Kirlian Quest is the 3rd book of the Cluster Series published in 1978 that was written by Piers Anthony.

21147. Key Trilogy Box Set

Nora Roberts

Fate brings three women together for a chance to unlock their deepest desires in this collection that includes all three novels in the Key Trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.Legend has it that the souls of three demigoddesses have been locked in a …

21150. The Secret Warriors

W. E. B. Griffin

The Secret Warriors is a book published in 1985 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

21151. The Between

Tananarive Due

The Between is the first novel by writer Tananarive Due. It was nominated for the 1996 Bram Stoker Award. Part horror novel, part detective story and part speculative fiction, "The Between" is a mix of genres. Yet it is no hybrid. It is a finely honed work that always engages …

21152. The Whale Road

Robert Low

The Whale Road is the first novel of the four-part Oathsworn series by Scottish writer of historical fiction, Robert Low, released on 1 August 2007 through Harper. The début novel was well received.

21153. Maelstrom

Anne McCaffrey

Maelstrom is a book published in 2006 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

21155. The Stones Are Hatching

Geraldine McGaughrean

The Stones Are Hatching is a young adult fantasy novel by Geraldine McCaughrean first published in November 1999 by Oxford University Press. It recounts the adventures of Phelim Green and his companions as they try to prevent the Stoor Worm from waking.

21156. What Would Joey Do?

Jack Gantos

What Would Joey Do? is a 2003 novel in a series by Jack Gantos about the character, Joey Pigza. The title is a play on the Christian phrase "What would Jesus do?", which Mrs. Lapp, Joey's homeschooling tutor, asks him at her doorstep on every visit. The phrase is also a mirror …

21157. Dangerous Kiss

Jackie Collins

Dangerous Kiss is a 1999 novel by Jackie Collins and the fifth novel in her Santangelo novels series.

21159. Bahamarama

Bob Morris

Bahamarama is a book written by Robert Morris.

21161. Buster's world

Bjarne Reuter

Buster's World is a book written by Bjarne Reuter.

21174. A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove

James Moloney

A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove is a novel by Australian author James Moloney. The novel features the life of a 15-year-old boy, Carl Matt, and his dysfunctional family, who begin to suffer from physical and emotional problems after his mother's disappearance.

21177. World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

Christie Golden

Arthas: Rise of the Lich King is a novel by Christie Golden, the author of Star Trek and other Warcraft novels. The novel released on April 21, 2009.

21191. Now You See Me

S. J. Bolton

Now You See Me is a book written by S.J. Bolton.



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