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.

22201. An Outline of Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud

An Outline of Psychoanalysis is a work by Sigmund Freud. Returning to an earlier project of providing an overview of psychoanalysis, Freud began writing this work in Vienna in 1938 as he was waiting to leave for London. By September 1938 he had written three-quarters of the …

22202. The Meeting at Telgte

Günter Grass

A group of leading intellectuals from all parts of Germany gather in 1647 for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation-its language and literature-as the Thirty Years' War comes to an end. Afterword by Leonard Forster. Translated by Ralph …

22203. The Autobiography of G.K. Chesterton - …

G. K. Chesterton

Here is a special two-in-one book that is both by G.K. Chesterton and about Chesterton. This volume offers an irresistible opportunity to see who this remarkable man really was. Chesterton was one of the most stimulating and well-loved writers of the 20th century. His 100 books, …

22205. A Village Romeo and Juliet (Oneworld Classics)

Gottfried Keller

Inspired by the suicides of two real-life sweethearts, this impassioned novel evokes the overwhelming beauty of young love and nature but is ultimately pessimistic about the possibility of such beauty surviving in the real world. Although it attracted controversy when it was …

22206. Royal Highness

Thomas Mann

Royal Highness is the delightfully ironic tale of a small, decadent German duchy and its invigoration by the intellect and values of an independent-minded American woman. Peopled with a range of characters from aristocrat to artisan, Royal Highness provides a microcosmic view of …

22207. Rain

Karen Duve

An international bestseller already translated into nine languages, Karen Duve's disturbing and hilarious debut is not for the squeamish-or anyone with snail phobia. When Leon Ulbricht lands a contract to write a gangster's memoirs and moves into his dream home in a small East …

22208. On Love and Death

Patrick Süskind

In ON LOVE AND DEATH, Patrick Suskind reveals the hidden source of his mesmerizing fiction: an obsession with the darkly erotic link between love and death. In this witty and thought-provoking meditation on the two elemental forces of human existence, he brilliantly draws on …

22209. Hungry Hill

Daphne du Maurier

Hungry Hill is a novel by prolific British author Daphne du Maurier, published in 1943. It was her seventh novel. There have been 33 editions of the book printed. This family saga is based on the history of the Irish ancestors of Daphne du Maurier’s friend Christopher Puxley. …

22211. The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

The Ignorance of Blood is the final novel in Robert Wilson's Javier Falcón series, set in Seville.

22213. The Poisoned Chocolates Case

Anthony Berkeley Cox

The Poisoned Chocolates Case is a detective novel by Anthony Berkeley set in 1920s London in which a group of armchair detectives, who have founded the "Crimes Circle", formulate theories on a recent murder case Scotland Yard has been unable to solve. Each of the six members, …

22219. Mary and the Giant

Philip K. Dick

Mary and the Giant is an early, non-science fiction novel written by Philip K. Dick in the years between 1953 and 1955, but not published until 1987.

22221. All the Devils Are Here

Bethany McLean

All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis is a nonfiction book by authors Bethany McLean and Joseph Nocera about the 2008 financial crisis. It details how the financial crisis bubbled up from a volatile, and bipartisan, mixture of government meddling …

22224. Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul

Herbert George Wells

Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1905. Humorous yet sympathetic, this perceptive social novel is generally regarded as a masterpiece, and was the author's own favourite work.

22225. The Fatal Conceit

F. A. Hayek

The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism is a non-fiction book written by the economist and political philosopher Friedrich Hayek and edited by William Warren Bartley. The title of the book is a reference to a passage from Adam Smith, in his Theory of Moral Sentiments.

22226. Paradise

Abdulrazak Gurnah

Paradise is a 1994 book by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

22227. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

Karl Marx

Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 are a series of notes written between April and August 1844 by Karl Marx. Not published by Marx during his lifetime, they were first released in 1927 by researchers in the Soviet Union.

22231. 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 …

22232. Game Over

David Sheff

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children is a non-fiction book written by David Sheff and published by Random House, New York in 1993.

22233. Silverhair

Stephen Baxter

Silverhair is a 1999 Stephen Baxter science-fiction novel and the first book of The Mammoth Trilogy. An omnibus edition, incorporating all three novels of this series, was published as Behemoth.

22240. The English Teacher

R. K. Narayan

The English Teacher is a 1945 novel written by R. K. Narayan. This is the third and final part in the series, preceded by Swami and Friends and The Bachelor of Arts. This novel, dedicated to Narayan's wife Rajam is not only autobiographical but also poignant in its intensity of …

22242. Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney

Seeing Things is the ninth poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It was published in 1991. Heaney draws inspiration from the visions of afterlife in Virgil and Dante Alighieri in order to come to terms with the death of his father, …

22244. The Little Nugget

P. G. Wodehouse

The Little Nugget is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in Munsey's Magazine in August 1913, before being published as a book in the UK on 28 August 1913 by Methuen & Co., London, and in the US on 10 January 1914 by W.J. Watt and Company, New York. An earlier …

22248. The Mad Man

Samuel R. Delany

The Mad Man is a sexually drenched literary novel by Samuel R. Delany, first published in 1994 by Richard Kasak. In a disclaimer that appears at the beginning of the book, Delany describes it as a "pornotopic fantasy". It was originally published in 1994, republished and …

22251. The Edge of the Cloud

K. M. Peyton

The Edge of the Cloud is a historical novel written for children or young adults by K. M. Peyton and published in 1969. It was the second book in Peyton's original Flambards trilogy, comprising three books published by Oxford with illustrations by Victor Ambrus, a series the …

22252. Grooming, gossip, and the evolution of language

Robin Dunbar

Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of language is a 1996 book by Robin Dunbar, arguing that language evolved from social grooming.

22253. The Slave Community

John Wesley Blassingame

The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South is a book written by American historian John W. Blassingame. Published in 1972, it is one of the first historical studies of slavery in the United States to be presented from the perspective of the enslaved. The Slave …

22254. A Long Short War

Christopher Hitchens

A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq is a collection of twenty two articles written by Christopher Hitchens for the online magazine Slate. The articles support the impending American led invasion of Iraq and were written between November 7, 2002 and April 18, 2003. …

22255. Spring Fever

P. G. Wodehouse

Spring Fever is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published on 20 May 1948, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States by Doubleday and Co, New York. Although not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, the cast contains a typical …

22256. 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.

22257. Iceworld

Hal Clement

Iceworld is a science fiction novel by author Hal Clement. It was published in 1953 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4,000 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in 1951.

22258. Those Who Walk in Darkness

John Ridley

Those Who Walk in Darkness is a novel by John Ridley, published in May 2003. It details the life of a member of an elite police task force in Los Angeles that hunts down superhumans known as metanormals. It was followed in 2006 by a sequel, What Fire Cannot Burn.

22261. Thomas and Beulah

Rita Dove

Thomas and Beulah is a book of poems by American poet Rita Dove that tells the semi-fictionalized chronological story of her maternal grandparents, the focus being on her grandfather in the first half and her grandmother in the second. It won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

22264. Sixty Lights

Gail Jones

Sixty Lights is a 2004 novel by Australian author Gail Jones.

22266. 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 …

22267. Amaryllis Night and Day

Russell Hoban

Amaryllis Night and Day is a 2001 novel by Russell Hoban, incorporating elements of magic realism and romance.

22268. Time and Materials: Poems, 1997-2005

Robert Hass

Time and Materials: Poems, 1997-2005 is a book by Robert Hass.

22270. African Genesis

Robert Alter

African Genesis: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man, usually referred to as African Genesis, is a 1961 nonfiction work by Robert Ardrey. It posited the hypothesis that man evolved on the African continent from carnivorous, predatory ancestors who …

22273. 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 …

22275. Acts of God

James BeauSeigneur

Acts of God is the concluding novel of the Christ Clone Trilogy, written by James BeauSeigneur. This book primarily chronicles the Bowl Judgements as foretold in the Book of Revelation, as well as the institution of the Mark of the Beast, and the growing persecution of the …

22276. Doctor Who and the Daleks

David Whitaker

This is Doctor Who's first exciting adventure with the Daleks! Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright travel with the mysterious Doctor Who and his granddaughter, Susan, to the planet of Skaro in the space-time machine, the TARDIS. There they strive to save the peace-loving Thals …

22279. Henry VI, Part 1

William Shakespeare

Henry VI is a series of three history plays by William Shakespeare, set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Henry VI, Part 1 deals with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, as the English …

22283. Burn Rate: How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the …

Michael Wolff

Burn Rate: How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the Internet, by Michael Wolff is the account of Wolff's dotcom company, Wolff New Media, in 1997.

22284. The Blue Octavo Notebooks

Franz Kafka

The Blue Octavo Notebooks is a series of eight notebooks written by Franz Kafka from late 1917 until June 1919. The name was given to them by Max Brod, Kafka's literary executor, to differentiate them from the regular quarto-sized notebooks Kafka used as diaries. Along with the …

22285. Until the Celebration

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Until the Celebration is a fantasy novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the third book in the Green Sky Trilogy.

22286. The Woven Path

Robin Jarvis

The Woven Path is the first book in the Tales from the Wyrd Museum series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1995.

22291. Darksong

Isobelle Carmody

Darksong is a Parallel universe fantasy novel by Isobelle Carmody. The sequel of Darkfall, it is the second book in the Legendsong Saga. Conceived and written while Carmody was living in Prague, it was published by Viking books in 2002, and Penguin in 2003. The third book in the …

22292. The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774; a revised edition of the novel was published in 1787. Werther was an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and …

22295. The Great Airport Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

Valuable electronic parts containing platinum are being stolen from shipments made by Stanwide Mining Equipment’s cargo planes, and Frank and Joe are called upon to assist their world-renowned detective father solve the baffling case. While posing as Stanwide employees, the boys …

22297. Homegoing

edited by Frederik Pohl

Homegoing is a science fiction novel by American author Frederik Pohl, first published in 1989 by Easton Press. The novel was one of the nominees for the Locus SF Award, one of the awards of the Hugo Awards.

22298. Grave Descend

Michael Crichton

Grave Descend is a novel written by Michael Crichton under the pseudonym John Lange. It was originally published in 1970, and later re-released in 2006 as part of the Hard Case Crime series. For this release, Michael Crichton did an overall revision of the text. The novel was …

22302. Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light

MaryJanice Davidson

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light is a science fiction novel by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi.

22304. The Son of a Servant

August Strindberg

The Son of a Servant is the autobiographical novel of August Strindberg in four parts, published between 1886 and 1909.

22305. Homunculus

James Blaylock

Homunculus is a comic science fiction novel by author James P. Blaylock. It was published in 1986. It was the second book in Blaylock's loose Steampunk trilogy, following The Digging Leviathan and preceding Lord Kelvin's Machine. The book was originally published as an Ace …

22306. I, Lucifer

Peter O'Donnell

I, Lucifer is the title of an action-adventure novel by Peter O'Donnell which was first published in 1967, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip several years earlier. It was the third novel to feature the character. I, Lucifer …

22308. Crisis on Centaurus

Brad Ferguson

Crisis on Centaurus is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Brad Ferguson.

22311. A Wrinkle in the Skin

John Christopher

A Wrinkle In The Skin is a 1965 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel written by the English author John Christopher.

22312. Switchers

Kate Thompson

Switchers is the first book of the Switchers Trilogy by Kate Thompson. Originally published in Ireland in 1994, it was first published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head in 1997. It introduces Tess and Kevin, the two main characters of the series. The story begins in Dublin, …

22316. Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky …

Paul A. Offit

Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure is a 2008 book by Paul Offit, a vaccine expert and chief of infectious diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The book focuses on the controversy surrounding the now discredited link …

22317. Spangle

Gary Jennings

Spangle is a historical novel written by Gary Jennings and first published in 1987.

22318. Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat …

Tom Clancy

Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing is a nonfiction book written by Tom Clancy and John D. Gresham which explores the inner workings of the United States Air Force's 366th Fighter Wing based out of Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. With an overview of …

22320. May I Bring a Friend?

Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

May I Bring a Friend? is a 1964 book by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. It tells the story of a boy who gets invited to the king and queen's palace over and over. The first time he goes, he asks if he can bring a friend. When they say yes, he always brings some type of exotic …

22321. Curious George Takes a Job

H. A. Rey

Curious George Takes a Job is a children's book written and illustrated by Margaret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1947. It is the second of the Curious George books and tells the story of George taking a job as a window washer.

22324. Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled

Harlan Ellison

Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison. It was originally published in hardback in 1968. Ace Books issued an edition in 1983. The original hardback edition has 22 stories and the reprint has 16.. Ellison removed 9 stories …

22326. The Great Enigma

Tomas Transtromer

The Great Enigma is a 2004 collection of poetry by the Swedish writer Tomas Tranströmer. It consists of five poems in free format, followed by 45 haikus in eleven suites. It is one of the two collections Tranströmer has written after his 1990 stroke, and it was therefore written …

22327. Power Without Glory

Frank Hardy

Power Without Glory is a 1950 novel written by Australian writer Frank Hardy. It was later adapted into a mini-series by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

22329. Down Among the Dead Men

Simon R. Green

Down Among the Dead Men is a book published in 1993 that was written by Simon R. Green.

22330. Ways of Dying

Zakes Mda

Ways of Dying is a novel by South African novelist and playwright Zakes Mda. The text follows the wanderings and creative endeavors of Toloki, a self-employed professional mourner, as he traverses an unnamed South African city during the nation's transitional period.

22333. Little fur family

Margaret Wise Brown

Little Fur Family is a 1946 picture book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams. It tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed "all soft and warm," and sing him to sleep with a bedtime …

22336. 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 …

22338. Star Trek 10

James Blish

Star Trek 10 is a book published in 1974 that was written by James Blish.

22339. Wild Cards

George Martin

The first volume in the Wild Cards shared universe fiction series edited by George R. R. Martin. It was first published in 1987 and contained a dozen short stories establishing the Wild Cards universe, introducing the main characters and setting up plot threads that still …

22341. Man of Two Worlds

Frank Herbert

Man of Two Worlds is a novel written by Brian and Frank Herbert.

22345. The Worthing Chronicle

Orson Scott Card

The Worthing Chronicle is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card set in the Worthing series. This book by itself is out of print having been published along with nine short stories in the collection The Worthing Saga.

22347. Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and …

Tim Reiterman

The basis for the upcoming HBO miniseries and the "definitive account of the Jonestown massacre" (Rolling Stone) -- now available for the first time in paperback. Tim Reiterman’s Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous …

22361. The Song of Rhiannon

Evangeline Walton

The Song of Rhiannon is a fantasy novel by Evangeline Walton, the third in a series of four based on the Welsh Mabinogion. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fifty-first volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in August, 1972. It has …

22362. Caine Black Knife

Matthew Stover

Caine Black Knife is a 2008 fantasy novel written by American Science Fiction author Matthew Stover. It is labeled as the third of the Acts of Caine, and is act one of the Atonement story arc. It is published by the Ballantine Books division of Del Rey. This is the third book in …

22366. The Defiant Agents

Andre Norton

The Defiant Agents is the third novel in The Time Traders series by Andre Norton. It was first published in 1962, and as of 2012, had been reprinted in ten editions with cover changes, as well as twice in a combined edition with Key Out of Time. It is part of Norton's Forerunner …

22368. Sly Mongoose

Tobias S. Buckell

Sly Mongoose is a folk song and a novel. It is the third science fiction novel of Caribbean writer Tobias S. Buckell. The novel is a standalone but is set in the same universe as Buckell's novels Crystal Rain and Ragamuffin. The novels are also linked by a recurring character. …

22369. Wild Indigo

Sandi Ault

Wild Indigo is a Mary Higgins Clark Award winning book.

22370. The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the …

Khaled Abou El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening …

22372. All My Friends Are Dead

Avery Monsen

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 …

22374. So Totally Emily Ebers

Lisa Yee

So Totally Emily Ebers is Lisa Yee's third novel. It tells Emily Ebers's side of the story in Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time and Millicent Min, Girl Genius.

22393. The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls

Elise Primavera

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls is a children's novel written by Elise Primavera. The book was published by HarperCollins in 2006.



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