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 …

22204. 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 …

22205. 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 …

22206. 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 …

22207. 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. The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

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

22227. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit is a children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in December 1906. The book tells of a bad little rabbit who is fired upon by a hunter and loses his tail and whiskers. The book was …

22232. 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.

22233. 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.

22242. Through the Darkness

Harry Turtledove

Through the Darkness by Harry Turtledove is the third book in the Darkness series.

22245. A Rose for Emily

William Faulkner

"A Rose for Emily" is a short story by American author William Faulkner first published in the April 30, 1930 issue of The Forum. The story takes place in Faulkner's fictional city, Jefferson, Mississippi, in the fictional county of Yoknapatawpha County. It was Faulkner's first …

22248. 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 …

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.

22261. Fat City

Leonard Gardner

Fat City is a novel by Leonard Gardner published in 1969. Though the only novel he published, its prestige has grown considerably since its publication to critical acclaim from the likes of Joan Didion and Walker Percy among others. The book is widely considered a classic of …

22265. The Book of Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert

The Book of Frank Herbert is a collection of ten short stories written by science fiction author Frank Herbert. The first edition of this book contained cover art and interior artwork by Jack Gaughan. Three of the stories in this collection appeared here for the first time.

22266. Written in Blood

Caroline Graham

Written in Blood is a crime novel by English author Caroline Graham, the fourth book in her popular Chief Inspector Barnaby series, which has been adapted into the equally successful ITV drama Midsomer Murders.

22276. Tarzan and the Golden Lion

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Golden Lion is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the ninth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly beginning in December 1922; and then as a complete novel by A.C. …

22277. 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 …

22281. 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 …

22283. 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.

22284. 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. 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 …

22294. 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.

22295. 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 …

22300. 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.

22301. 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 …

22302. 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 …

22303. Crisis on Centaurus

Brad Ferguson

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

22304. Mutiny on the Enterprise

Robert E. Vardeman

Mutiny on the Enterprise is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Robert E. Vardeman.

22305. 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, …

22312. Flash

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Flash is a science fiction novel by L. E. Modesitt published in 2004.

22316. Collected Stories of Ivan Bunin

Ivan Bunin

Collected Stories of Ivan Bunin is a book by Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin.

22318. The Case of the Constant Suicides

John Dickson Carr

The Case of the Constant Suicides, first published in 1941, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr. Like much of Dickson Carr's work, this novel is a locked room mystery, in addition to being a whodunnit. Unlike most of the other Dr. Fell novels, this story has a high humour …

22319. 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 …

22322. 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.

22323. 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.

22332. 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 …

22333. Taras Bulba

Nikolai Gogol

Taras Bulba is a romanticized historical novella by Nikolai Gogol. It describes the life of an old Zaporozhian Cossack, Taras Bulba, and his two sons, Andriy and Ostap. The sons study at the Kiev Academy and then return home, whereupon the three men set out on a journey to …

22342. The Cossacks

Leo Tolstoy

This edition includes: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Happy Ever After, and The Cossacks. Mortality was one of Tolstoy's most persistent themes, and all of the stories in this volume are connected by this preoccupation, along with the author's simultaneous attempt to help us improve …

22344. The Devil

Leo Tolstoy

"The Devil" is a novella by Leo Tolstoy. It was written in 1889, given an alternative ending in 1909, but published only posthumously in 1911. Like Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata, written around the same time, "The Devil" deals with the consequences of sexual emotion.

22345. More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and …

John R. Lott Jr.

More Guns, Less Crime is a book by John Lott that says violent crime rates go down when states pass "shall issue" concealed carry laws. He presents the results of his statistical analysis of crime data for every county in the United States during 29 years from 1977 to 2005. The …

22350. City of Light, City of Dark

Avi

City Of Light, City Of Dark is a comic book novel written by Newbery Medal-winning author Avi, and was the first book ever to be illustrated by Brian Floca. Additional Spanish translations were done by Jose Aranda and Anthony Trujillo. The book's title is probably inspired by …

22357. A Calendar of Wisdom

Leo Tolstoy

A Calendar of Wisdom, or Path of life or A Cycle of Readings or Wise Thoughts for Every Day is a collection of insights and wisdom compiled by Leo Tolstoy between 1903 and 1910 that was published in three different editions. An English translation by Archibald J. Wolfe of the …

22365. 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. …

22367. Wild Indigo

Sandi Ault

Wild Indigo is a Mary Higgins Clark Award winning book.

22369. 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. 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.

22389. Indigo Blue

Cathy Cassidy

Indigo Blue is a 2005 children's novel written by British author Cathy Cassidy. The book is about a girl named Indigo and how her life changes as she, her mother and her baby sister Misti move to a new flat because of domestic violence.

22390. 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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