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.

21401. 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 …

21402. 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 …

21404. Sten Adventures Book 3: The Court of a Thousand Suns

Chris Bunch

The Court of a Thousand Suns is the third book in Chris Bunch and Allan Cole's The Sten Adventures.

21405. 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 …

21411. The Door Through Space

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Door Through Space is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It is not part of her Darkover book series, but Darkover is mentioned in passing in the book; and many Darkover elements appear in the book. It was first published in book form in English by Ace Books in …

21415. Great stories by Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

The thirty-four stories in this volume span Chekhov’s creative career. They present a wide spectrum of comic and serious themes and a variety of techniques. (His short novels, available in another Norton volume, Seven Short Novels by Chekhov, have been omitted.) Two of the …

21416. The Spoils of War

Alan Dean Foster

The Spoils of War is a book published in 1993 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

21417. The Wild

David Zindell

The Wild is a book published in 1995 that was written by David Zindell.

21418. 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.

21419. Sorcerer's Son

Phyllis Eisenstein

Sorcerer's Son is the first novel in "The Book of Elementals" series by Phyllis Eisenstein, first published as a mass-market paperback in 1979 by Del Rey Books.. The novel has been reprinted several times since, the last in 2002 in both hardcover and trade paperback, as part of …

21423. Bahamarama

Bob Morris

Bahamarama is a book written by Robert Morris.

21426. Counterfeit Son

Elaine M. Alphin

Counterfeit Son is a 2000 novel by Elaine Marie Alphin and was written for young adults. It received a 2001 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Young Adult Mystery. It is a psychological thriller.

21428. My Sister Jodie

Jacqueline Wilson

Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Jodie, 14, is very protective of her younger sister, Pearl. Jodie is boisterous, mischievous and dresses in a flamboyant manner. Pearl, 10, is shy and loves to read books. She also admires and looks up to Jodie. Their mother and father, Sharon and …

21436. Three Stages of Amazement

Carol Edgarian

Three Stages of Amazement is a novel by Carol Edgarian. The novel reached the New York Times bestseller list in its first week of publication, O Magazine chose it as a Top Pick, and Indiebound selected it as a Pick of the Month.

21449. Now You See Me

S. J. Bolton

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

21456. 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.

21457. Boris Godunov

Alexander Pushkin

Boris Godunov is a play by Alexander Pushkin. It was written in 1825, published in 1831, but not approved for performance by the censor until 1866. Its subject is the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar from 1598 to 1605. It consists of 25 scenes and is written …

21461. Mefisto in Onyx

Harlan Ellison

Mefisto in Onyx is an American novella written by Harlan Ellison. The introduction and cover art was by Frank Miller. Ellison stated in an interview with Salon that he wrote Mefisto in Onyx to be adapated into a film starring Forrest Whittaker. Mefisto in Onyx was later included …

21462. 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 …

21463. Sir Nigel

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Nigel is a historical novel set during the early phase of the Hundred Years' War, spanning the years 1350 to 1356, by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1906, it is a prequel to Doyle's earlier novel The White Company, and describes the early life of that …

21464. 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, …

21466. Johnno

David Malouf

Johnno is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Australian author David Malouf and was first published in 1975. It was Malouf's first novel. In 2004 it was selected by the Brisbane City Council as the joint-winner of the annual One Book One Brisbane competition to find the …

21467. Station Island

Seamus Heaney

Station Island is the sixth collection of original poetry written by the Northern Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. It is dedicated to the Northern Irish playwright Brian Friel. The collection was first published in the UK and …

21469. 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 …

21470. 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 …

21474. 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 …

21475. 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 …

21478. West of Honor

Jerry Pournelle

West of Honor is a book published in 1976 that was written by Jerry Pournelle.

21479. The Darling Buds of May

H. E. Bates

The Darling Buds of May is a novella by British writer H. E. Bates, first published in 1958. It was the first of a series of five books about the Larkins, a rural family from Kent. Pop and Ma Larkin and their many children take joy in nature, each other's company, and almost …

21480. Hadassah: One Night with the King

Tommy Tenney

Hadassah: One Night with the King is a 2004 novel by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen based upon a retelling of the Biblical Book of Esther. However, "One Night with the King" follows almost identically the novel "Esther" by Nathaniel Weinreb in plot, including direct quotes …

21481. The Long Tomorrow

Leigh Brackett

The Long Tomorrow is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc in 1955. Set in the aftermath of a nuclear war, it portrays a world where scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.

21482. Pools of Darkness

James M. Ward

Pools of Darkness is a novel based on the Pools of Darkness computer role-playing game. It was written by James Ward and Anne K. Brown, and published by TSR in February 1992. The novel is set in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy …

21483. Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000

Lucille Clifton

Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 is a book written by Lucille Clifton.

21484. Diaries: In Power 1983–1992

Alan Clark

Diaries: In Power 1983–1992 is a book published in 1993 that was written by Alan Clark.

21485. 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.

21487. The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography

Philip Roth

The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography is a book by Philip Roth that traces his life from his childhood in Newark, New Jersey to becoming a successful, widely respected novelist. The autobiographical section is bookended by two letters, one from Roth to his fictional alter-ego …

21489. Garry Kasparov on Fischer: My Great Predecessors, …

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov on Fischer: My Great Predecessors, Part 4 is a book by Garry Kasparov.

21491. A Spaniard in the Works

John Lennon

A Spaniard in the Works is a book from 1965 by John Lennon. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book, 1964's In His Own Write. The name is a pun on the expression "a spanner in the works". The Swedish publishing house …

21492. The Difficult Saint

Sharan Newman

The difficult saint is a book published in 1999 that was written by Sharan Newman.

21493. 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 …

21496. Nightfall and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

Nightfall and Other Stories is an anthology book compiling twenty previously published science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov. Asimov added a brief introduction to each story, explaining some aspect of the story's history and/or how it came to be written. The main …

21497. 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 …

21498. 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. …

21500. The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist 2 (Fullmetal …

Hiromu Arakawa

A second art book featuring the characters from the top-selling and award-winning manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist. Includes original color artwork from creator, Hiromu Arakawa--each illustration presented in sequential order with commentary from Arakawa himself. Also included …

21501. Henry VI, Part 2

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals primarily with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to …

21502. 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 …

21505. Anton Chekhov: Later Short Stories, 1888-1903

Anton Chekhov

This volume presents forty-two of Chekhov's later short stories, written between 1888 and 1903, in acclaimed translations by Constance Garnett and chosen by Shelby Foote. Among the most outstanding are "A Dreary Story," a dispassionate tale that reflects Chekhov's doubts about …

21508. 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 …

21509. Off the road

Carolyn Cassady

Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg is an autobiographical book by Carolyn Cassady. Originally published in 1990 as Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, it was republished by London's Black Spring Press, coinciding with the …

21511. 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.

21512. The Genesis Machine

James P. Hogan

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

21520. Four Moons of Darkover

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Four Moons of Darkover is an anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books in November, 1988.

21522. 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.

21523. 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.

21525. Black Easter

James Blish

Black Easter is a Nebula Award-nominated fantasy novel by James Blish in which an arms dealer hires a black magician to unleash all the Demons of Hell on earth for a single day. It was first published in 1968. The sequel is The Day After Judgment. Together, those two short …

21526. Ginger You're Barmy

David Lodge

Ginger You're Barmy is a comic novel by David Lodge based on his experiences as a conscript to two years National Service in post-war Britain between August 1955 and August 1957.

21528. Say It with Poison

Ann Granger

Say It With Poison is a whodunnit or mystery novel by Ann Granger. It is the first in a series of 15 Mitchell and Markby Mysteries. Although they feel curiously attracted to each other, the two protagonists who solve the case, Mitchell and Markby, are not a team. Rather, they …

21529. Too Much Money

Dominick Dunne

Too Much Money is the last novel written by Dominick Dunne, published posthumously in the year of his death 2009. A roman a clef, its protagonist, August Bailey, is an alter ego of the author.

21530. Major Operation

James White

Major Operation is a 1971 science fiction book by author James White and is the third volume in the Sector General series. The book collects together a series of five short stories, all of which were originally published in New Worlds magazine.

21531. Mimi and Toutou Go Forth

Giles Foden

Mimi and Toutou Go Forth: The Bizarre Battle for Lake Tanganyika is the fourth book by author Giles Foden. It was published in 2004 by Michael Joseph. The United States edition, published in 2005 by Knopf, is entitled Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure: The Bizarre Battle of Lake …

21532. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt …

Gary D. Chapman

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate is a 1995 book by Gary Chapman. It outlines five ways to express and experience love that Chapman calls "love languages": gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch. …

21533. The Adventures of Alyx

Joanna Russ

The Adventures of Alyx is a 1976 collection of feminist science fiction stories by Joanna Russ. It is composed of five stories: "Bluestocking" begins in the fantasy city of Ourdh. Alyx is hired by a young noblewoman to help the latter escape from an arranged marriage. "I Thought …

21536. 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.

21537. The Compleat Enchanter

L. Sprague de Camp

The Compleat Enchanter: The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea is an omnibus collection of three classic fantasy stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, gathering material previously published in two volumes as The Incomplete …

21539. The King's Last Song

Geoff Ryman

The King's Last Song is a novel by Canadian author Geoff Ryman. It was first published in 2006 by HarperCollins in the UK. It was published in the United States in 2008 by Small Beer Press.

21540. Shallows

Tim Winton

Shallows is a 1984 novel by Australian author Tim Winton about whaling. Shallows won the 1984 Miles Franklin Award. Carolyn See called it "a dark masterpiece that ranks with "Moby-Dick."

21541. 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.

21542. Falcon and the Snowman:A True Story of Friendship …

Robert Lindsey

Falcon and the Snowman:A True Story of Friendship and Espionage is a book written by Robert Lindsey.

21548. Miss Julie, The Ghost Sonata, Dream Play, The Great …

August Strindberg

This edition embraces Strindberg's crucial transition from Naturalism to Modernism, from his two finest achievements as a psychological realist, The Father and Miss Julie, to the three plays in which he redefined the possibilities of European drama following his return to the …

21549. By the open sea

August Strindberg

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V After the superintendent had reverently bowed his head before the …

21556. A Court of Thorns and Roses eSampler

Sarah J. Maas

Discover the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series in this gorgeous box set.When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only …

21560. Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

Beatrix Potter

Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes is a collection of nursery rhymes written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1917. Potter had a lifelong fascination with rhymes, and proposed a book of short verses called Appley Dapply to …

21561. The Princess Casamassima

Henry James

The Princess Casamassima is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1885-1886 and then as a book in 1886. It is the story of an intelligent but confused young London bookbinder, Hyacinth Robinson, who becomes involved in radical politics …

21569. House of Babel

P. C. Jersild

House of Babel is a book written by P. C. Jersild.

21570. Witches' Rings

Kerstin Ekman

Witches' Rings is the book written by Kerstin Ekman.

21576. Modern C++ Design

Andrei Alexandrescu

Modern C++ Design: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied is a book written by Andrei Alexandrescu, published in 2001 by Addison-Wesley. It has been regarded as "one of the most important C++ books" by Scott Meyers. The book makes use of and explores a C++ programming …

21594. Europe's Inner Demons

Norman Cohn

Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt is a historical study of the beliefs regarding European witchcraft in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, with particular reference to the development of the witches' sabbat and its influence on the witch …

21595. The Soul of Baseball

Joe Posnanski

The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America is a 2007 book written by Joe Posnanski about Buck O'Neil, an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s and 1950s. O'Neil's contributions to the game of baseball and his love for …

21596. A Stranger in Mayfair

Charles Finch

Returning from a continental honeymoon with his lifelong friend and new wife, Lady Jane Grey, Charles Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers both unsettling facts about the …



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