The most popular books in English
from 22001 to 22200

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.

22002. 101 Philosophy Problems

Martin Cohen

Now in its second edition, this ever-engaging, humorous and extremely popular book challenges readers to think philosophically about every day dilemmas. This fully updated new edition includes brand new problems, such as 'A Nasty Transplant' and the 'Three Embryos', from the …

22003. Santorini

Alistair MacLean

The gripping tale of sabotage at sea, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.In the heart of the Aegean Sea, a luxury yacht is on fire and sinking fast. Minutes later, a four-engined jet with a fire in its nose-cone crashes into the sea.Is there a sinister connection …

22004. Runt

Marion Dane Bauer

Runt is a 2002 children's novel written by Marion Dane Bauer. It tells of a story about a wolf pup who is a runt.

22005. Demon's Delight

MaryJanice Davidson

Demon's Delight is an anthology novel containing four short stories written by authors MaryJanice Davidson, Emma Holly, Vickie Taylor, and Catherine Spangler.

22009. The Double Agents

W. E. B. Griffin

The Double Agents is a book published in 2007 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

22012. A darker place

Jack Higgins

A Darker Place is a book written by Jack Higgins. It's 16th book in Sean Dillon series.

22014. Pigeon English

Stephen Kelman

Pigeon English is the debut novel by English author Stephen Kelman. It is told from the point of view of Harrison Okupu, an eleven-year-old Ghanaian immigrant living on a tough London estate. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011.

22015. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall

Carolyn Keene

The Ghost of Blackwood Hall is the twenty-fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1948 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

22036. The Tale of Pigling Bland

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Pigling Bland is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1913. The story describes the adventures of the pig of the title and how his life changes upon meeting a soul mate, in much the same way …

22038. Except the Dying

Maureen Jennings

Except The Dying is a detective novel by Maureen Jennings featuring the detective William Murdoch. It was first published in Canada by the Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's in 1997.

22044. The Informer

Liam O'Flaherty

The Informer is a novel by Irish writer Liam O'Flaherty published in 1925. It received the 1925 James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

22045. Mahabharata

C. Rajagopalachari

Mahabharata is a mythological book by C. Rajagopalachari. It was first published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in 1958. This book is an abridged English retelling of Vyasa's Mahabharata. Rajaji considered this book and his Ramayana to be his greatest service to his countrymen. The …

22046. The Alcoholics

Jim Thompson

The Alcoholics is a 1953 novel by Jim Thompson. The plot evolves around Dr. Peter S. Murphy and his clinic El Healtho where he treats alcoholics. It was re-released in the 1980s along with several other Thompson books under the Black Lizard imprint, by the Creative Arts Book …

22047. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

Ayi Kwei Armah

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is the debut novel by Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah. It was published in 1968. It tells the story of a nameless man who struggles to reconcile himself with the reality of post-independence Ghana.

22048. The Case Against the Fed

Murray Rothbard

The Case Against the Fed is a 1994 book by Murray N. Rothbard taking a critical look at the United States Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking, and central banks in general. It details the history of fractional reserve banking and the influence that bankers have had on …

22049. A Tiger for Malgudi

R. K. Narayan

A Tiger for Malgudi is a 1983 novel by R. K. Narayan told by a tiger in the first person. Deeply moving is the attachment of the tiger to the monk and the monk's care for the tiger. R. K. Narayan consulted with noted tiger expert K. Ullas Karanth on the writing of this novel.

22050. Field Work

Seamus Heaney

Field Work is the fifth poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.

22056. Sam the Sudden

P. G. Wodehouse

Sam the Sudden is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 15 October 1925 by Methuen, London, and in the United States on 6 November 1925 by George H. Doran, New York, under the title Sam in the Suburbs. The story had previously been serialised under …

22057. A Dream of Wessex

Christopher Priest

A Dream of Wessex is a 1977 science fiction novel by Christopher Priest. In the United States it was released under the title The Perfect Lover.

22058. Daniel Plainway

Van Reid

Daniel Plainway is a book published in 2000 that was written by Van Reid.

22059. The Crooked Hinge

John Dickson Carr

The Crooked Hinge is a mystery novel by detective novelist John Dickson Carr. It combines a seemingly impossible throat-slashing with elements of witchcraft, an automaton modelled on Maelzel's Chess Player, and the story of the Tichborne Claimant. It was dedicated to fellow …

22061. Son of Interflux

Gordon Korman

Son of Interflux is a 1986 novel by Gordon Korman.

22062. Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood

Gordon Korman

Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood is the sixth novel in Gordon Korman's Bruno and Boots series featuring the adventures of Bruno Walton and his best friend Boots O'Neal at the fictitious boarding school of Macdonald Hall, located in the fictitious town of Chutney, Ontario. The novel …

22065. A Small Place in Italy

Eric Newby

A Small Place in Italy is a travel memoir and autobiographical novel written by Eric Newby, author of The Last Grain Race and Slowly Down the Ganges. In 1967, Eric Newby and his wife Wanda acquire an old run-down farmhouse in Italy, I Castagni, in the foothills of the Apuan Alps …

22066. Spider Kiss

Harlan Ellison

Spider Kiss is a 1961 novel by American author Harlan Ellison.

22067. Books Do Furnish a Room

Anthony Powell

Books Do Furnish a Room is a novel by Anthony Powell, the tenth in the sequence of twelve comprising his masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time. It was first published in 1971 and, like the other volumes, remains in print. The book conveys the atmosphere of post-war austerity …

22069. Still Life with a Bridle

Zbigniew Herbert

Martwa natura z wędzidłem is a literary work by Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert.

22071. 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, …

22072. Horse Under Water

Len Deighton

Horse Under Water is the second of four Len Deighton spy novels featuring an unnamed British agent protagonist. It was preceded by The IPCRESS File and followed by Funeral in Berlin.

22074. The final frontiersman

James Campbell

The Final Frontiersman is a book by James Campbell that is set in Alaska, following the life of Heimo Korth in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The book chronicles Korth learning how to trap and hunt with the Eskimos of St Lawrence Island, which is where he met and married …

22075. Kick Ass

Carl Hiaasen

Kick Ass is the first of two books which highlight some of Carl Hiaasen's best columns in the newspaper Miami Herald. It was published in 1999, and followed by Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns.

22078. Things That Fall from the Sky

Kevin Brockmeier

Things That Fall from the Sky is a collection of eleven short stories by American author Kevin Brockmeier. "These Hands" was selected for Prize Stories 2000: The O. Henry Awards, "The Ceiling" appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002, and "Space" appeared in The Best American …

22079. To Wear the White Cloak

Sharan Newman

To wear the white cloak is a book published in 2000 that was written by Sharan Newman.

22083. Eyes of the Emperor

Graham Salisbury

Eyes of the Emperor is a historical novel written by Graham Salisbury, and is currently published by Laurel-Leaf, which is an imprint of Random House Children's Books, in the United States in paperback. The first edition was published in 2005. The first edition was published by …

22084. Jip, His Story

Katherine Paterson

Jip, His Story is a 1996 children's book written by U.S. novelist Katherine Paterson. Set in Vermont during the 1850s, it focuses on a 12-year-old orphan named Jip, who was abandoned as an infant and mistaken for a gypsy because of his skin color. Jip works at a poor farm where …

22085. The cabin faced west

Jean Fritz

The Cabin Faced West is an historical children's novel by the American writer Jean Fritz.

22088. The Hercules Text

Jack McDevitt

The Hercules Text is a 1986 science fiction novel by Jack McDevitt. It tells the story of a message of intelligent extraterrestrial origin received by SETI scientists. The Hercules Text was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1986. Science fiction author Michael Swanwick …

22091. Dance of the Dead

Christie Golden

Dance of the Dead is a fantasy horror novel by Christie Golden, set in the world of Ravenloft, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons game.

22092. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the …

Noam Chomsky

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a 1988 non-fiction book co-written by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, wherein the authors argue that the mass media of the United States "are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a …

22094. Yonnondio: From the Thirties

Tillie Olsen

Yonnondio: From the Thirties is a novel by American author Tillie Olsen which was published in 1974 but written in the 1930s. The novel details the lives of the Holbrook family, depicting their struggle to survive during the 1920s. Yonnondio explores the life of the …

22097. The King of the Swords

Michael Moorcock

The King of the Swords is a book published in 1971 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

22104. Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices

Brenda Love

The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices is a reference book by Brenda Love, first published in 1992, and having since had various republications.

22106. Cult Movies

Danny Peary

Cult Movies is a 1981 book by Danny Peary, consisting of a series of essays regarding what Peary described as the 100 most representative examples of the cult film phenomenon. The films are presented in alphabetical order, with each chapter featuring a story synopsis for the …

22107. The Mark on the Door

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mark on the Door is Volume 13 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1934, purportedly by Leslie McFarlane however the writing style is noticeably different from other books in …

22108. The Rains Came

Louis Bromfield

The Rains Came is a 1937 novel by Louis Bromfield.

22109. Flight from the Dark

Joe Dever

Flight from the Dark is the first installment in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

22111. Le Chandail de Hockey

Roch Carrier

The Hockey Sweater is a short story by Canadian author Roch Carrier and translated to English by Sheila Fischman. It was originally published in 1979 under the title "Une abominable feuille d'érable sur la glace". It was adapted into an animated short called The Sweater by the …

22113. The Glorious Flight

Alice Provensen

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot is a book by Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen. Released by Viking Press, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1984.

22114. Ernesto

Umberto Saba

Ernesto is an unfinished novel by Umberto Saba, written in 1953 but not published until 1975, long after the author’s death.

22115. The Message in the Bottle

Walker Percy

The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other is a collection of essays on semiotics written by Walker Percy and first published in 1975. Percy writes at what he sees as the conclusion of the modern age and attempts to …

22117. Corona

Greg Bear

Corona is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Greg Bear.

22118. Web of the Romulans

M. S. Murdock

Web of the Romulans is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by M. S. Murdock. The subplot where the Enterprise falls in love with Captain James T. Kirk was taken from a story that Murdock had originally written for a Star Trek fanzine.

22120. The Fire Thief

Terry Deary

The Fire Thief was written by Terry Deary and is the first book in The Fire Thief Trilogy. The book is about Prometheus, the Greek Titan who, in Greek mythology, is said to have stolen fire from the gods and given it to humans. The story tells of Prometheus when he is chained to …

22124. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual …

Gardner Dozois

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was published in 1995. It is the 12th in The Year's Best Science Fiction series and won the Locus Award for best anthology.

22127. When Harlie Was One

David Gerrold

When HARLIE Was One is a 1972 science fiction novel by David Gerrold. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1972 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1973. The novel, a "fix-up" of previously published short stories, was published as an original paperback by …

22128. The Blacker the Berry

Wallace Thurman

The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life is a novel by American author Wallace Thurman, associated with the Harlem Renaissance. It was considered groundbreaking for its exploration of colorism and racial discrimination within the black community, where lighter skin was often …

22129. The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF

David G. Hartwell

The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF is a definitive 1994 anthology of hard science fiction short stories compiled by the award-winning editing team of David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. This 990-page book includes 68 stories, each prefaced by a brief note to …

22130. A Kind of Loving

Stan Barstow

A Kind of Loving is a novel by the English novelist Stan Barstow. It has also been translated into a film of the same name, a television series, a radio play and a stage play. A Kind of Loving was the first of a trilogy, published over the course of sixteen years, that followed …

22131. The Mind Readers

Margery Allingham

The Mind Readers is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1965, in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, London. It is the eighteenth novel in the Albert Campion series.

22135. Endgame

Derrick Jensen

Endgame is a two-volume work by Derrick Jensen, published in 2006, which argues that civilization is inherently unsustainable and addresses the resulting question of what to do about it. Volume 1, The Problem of Civilization, spells out the need to immediately and systematically …

22136. Headhunters

John King

Headhunters is the second novel by John King and, along with The Football Factory and England Away, comprises a trilogy of books that challenge the official position on subjects such as class, racism, sexism and patriotism in England. It was published in 1998. The main …

22138. Where's Wally in Hollywood?

Martin Handford

Where's Wally in Hollywood? was released in 1993. In the book Wally, Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, Woof, and Odlaw travel to movie and film sets in Hollywood. The book was re-released as a "Special Edition" version in 1997, moving Wally in each scene. It is the fourth book in the …

22142. Voyage of the Shadowmoon

Sean McMullen

Sean McMullen, one of Australia's leading genre writers, took America by storm with his sweeping Greatwinter Trilogy, a post-apocalyptic science fiction tour de force that won over critics and readers alike. Now McMullen delivers Voyage of the Shadowmoon, a fantasy epic of …

22143. Democracy and Education

John Dewey

Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is a 1916 book by John Dewey. Dewey sought to at once synthesize, criticize, and expand upon the democratic educational philosophies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Plato. He saw Rousseau's philosophy as …

22144. Pilgrims

Elizabeth Gilbert

The debut by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love; a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and New York Times Notable Book Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now!When it appeared in 1997, Elizabeth Gilbert’s …

22145. Overqualified

Joey Comeau

Overqualified is an art project by Canadian writer Joey Comeau in which he wrote a series of cover letters as job applications to companies. The letters were collected into a book and published as Overqualified by ECW Press in 2009. The letters all start off as standard cover …

22147. Role of Honour

John Gardner

Role of Honour, first published in 1984, was the fourth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape and in the United States by Putnam.

22148. Stone Cold

Robert Swindells

Stone Cold is a realistic young-adult novel by Robert Swindells, published by Heinemann in 1993. Set on the streets of London, the first-person narrative switches between Link, a newly homeless sixteen-year-old adjusting to his situation, and Shelter, an ex-army officer scorned …

22149. The Well of the Unicorn

Fletcher Pratt

The Well of the Unicorn is a fantasy novel by Fletcher Pratt, the first of his two major fantasies. It was first published in hardcover by William Sloane Associates in 1948, under the pseudonym George U. Fletcher. All later editions have appeared under the author's actual name …

22150. Aetheric Mechanics

Warren Ellis

Aetheric Mechanics is a graphic novella created by Eagle Award-winning writer Warren Ellis. It is 48 pages long, illustrated in black and white by Gianluca Pagliarini, and was published by Avatar Press in October 2008.

22152. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President …

Vincent Bugliosi

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a book by attorney Vincent Bugliosi that analyzes the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, focusing on the lives of Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby. The book is drawn from many sources, …

22153. The Discontinuity Guide

Paul Cornell

The Discontinuity Guide is a 1995 guidebook to the serials of the original run of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. The book was written by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping and was first published as Doctor Who - The Discontinuity Guide on 1 July 1995 by …

22154. The Ballad of the White Horse

G. K. Chesterton

The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealised exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, published in 1911. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English …

22158. Echoes in the Darkness

Joseph Wambaugh

Echoes in the Darkness is the title of a 1987 book by crime writer Joseph Wambaugh which also became a made-for-TV movie the same year. The book details the lurid tale of the murder of Pennsylvania's Upper Merion Area High School English teacher Susan Reinert and her two …

22159. Hoka!

Poul Anderson

Hoka! is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. It was first published by Wallaby in 1983. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

22162. For Want of a Nail

Robert Sobel

For Want of a Nail: If Burgoyne Had Won at Saratoga is an alternate history novel published in 1973 by the American business historian Robert Sobel. The novel depicts an alternate world where the American Revolution was unsuccessful. Although it is fiction, the novel takes the …

22163. Sten Adventures Book 4: Fleet of the Damned

Chris Bunch

Fleet of the Damned is the fourth book in Chris Bunch and Allan Cole's The Sten Adventures.

22166. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede

Bradley Denton

Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede is a 1991 comedic science fiction novel by Bradley Denton. It won the 1992 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

22167. An Echo in Time : Atlantis

Traci Harding

The extraordinary and bestselling journeys of one woman throughout time ... the narrow stairway inside the mountain led to a door that opened into a huge marble plateau. Upon this stood a stone circle of nine of the largest hunks of polished crystal tory had ever seen. A …

22169. Someday Angeline

Louis Sachar

Someday Angeline is a children's novel by Louis Sachar. A story about a girl named Angeline Persopolis who faces trouble at school because of her intelligence, it was originally released in 1983, but received a reprint in 2005 following Sachar's success with Holes.

22170. Lost Laysen

Margaret Mitchell

Lost Laysen is a novella written by Margaret Mitchell in 1916, although it was not published until 1996. Mitchell, who is best known as the author of Gone with the Wind, was believed to have only written one full book during her lifetime. However, when she was 15, she had …

22172. First Warning

Anne McCaffrey

First Warning is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. It is the first book in the trilogy Acorna's Children, which is part of the Acorna Universe series that McCaffrey and Margaret Ball initiated in Acorna: The Unicorn Girl. First …

22176. The Medusa Stone

Jack Du Brul

The Medusa Stone is an adventure novel by Jack Du Brul. This is the third book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Phillip Mercer.

22178. Vacant Possession

Hilary Mantel

Vacant Possession is the title of the second novel by British author Hilary Mantel, first published in 1986 by Chatto and Windus. It continues the story from her first novel Every Day is Mother's Day and is set some ten years later with the same cast of characters.

22182. Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception

Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception is a book by Wendelin Van Draanen.

22184. Only A Theory

Kenneth R. Miller

Only A Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul is a 2008 book by the American cell biologist and Roman Catholic Kenneth R. Miller. In the book, Miller examines the battle between evolution and intelligent design, and explores the implications of science in America. …

22187. The Wizard of Linn

A. E. van Vogt

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated …

22189. When Religion Becomes Evil

Charles Kimball

When Religion Becomes Evil is a book by Baptist minister Charles Kimball, published in 2002. Kimball is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University and also an Adjunct Professor in the Wake Forest Divinity School. In 2008, he became director of Religious …

22190. Then and Now

W. Somerset Maugham

Then and Now is a historical novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Set in Florence, Italy during the Renaissance, the story focuses on three months in the life of Niccolo Machiavelli, the Florentine politician, diplomat, philosopher and writer in the early years of the 16th century. The …

22191. Less Than One: Selected Essays

Joseph Brodsky

Less Than One: Selected Essays is a collection of literary and autobiographical essays by the Russian poet and Nobel Prize-winning author Joseph Brodsky. It was published in 1986 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and won that year's National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. …

22192. The Pain and the Great One

Judy Blume

The Pain and the Great One is a children's picture book published in 1974, written by Judy Blume and illustrated by Irene Trivas. This is the only picture book written by Blume, though many of her other novels, notably The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo and Tales of a …

22194. Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels, is a prose satire by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human …

22195. Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough

Clive Hamilton

Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough is a book written by Professor Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss, and was published in 2005. According to the book, Western society is addicted to overconsumption and this situation is unique in human history. Hamilton and Denniss argue …

22197. The Year of the Hangman

Gary Blackwood

The Year of the Hangman is a young adult alternate history novel written by Gary Blackwood and published in 2002. It was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 2002.

22199. All My Friends Are Dead

Jory John

If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a …

22200. The Wellstone

Wil McCarthy

The Wellstone is a 2003 hard science fiction novel by Wil McCarthy. It was the first sequel to 2000's The Collapsium, starting what was to become a four-part Queendom of Sol series.



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