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.

22207. In those arms

Camille Laurens

An international bestseller translated into twelve languages and the winner of France’s prestigious Prix Femina Our narrator, Camille, loves men. One might say she’s obsessed with them. The latest object of her affection is a psychiatrist, and what better way to seduce a …

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 …

22242. Aziyadé

Pierre Loti

Aziyadé is a novel by French author Pierre Loti. Originally published anonymously, it was his first book, and along with Le Mariage de Loti, would introduce the author to the French public and quickly propel him to fame; his anonymous persona did not last long. Aziyadé is …

22246. Through the Darkness

Harry Turtledove

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

22253. Agaguk

Yves Thériault

Agaguk is the sixth novel written by Quebec author Yves Thériault. First published in 1958, it sold 300,000 copies and was translated into seven languages.

22256. Prisoner of Love

Jean Genet

Prisoner of Love is Jean Genet's final book, which was posthumously published from manuscripts he was working on at the time of his death. Under its French title, Un Captif Amoureux, the book was first published in Paris by Gallimard in May 1986. Translated into English by …

22257. The Indiscreet Jewels

Denis Diderot

The Indiscreet Jewels is the first novel by Denis Diderot, published anonymously in 1748. It is an allegory that portrays Louis XV as the sultan Mangogul of the Congo who owns a magic ring that makes women's genitals talk. A comparable trope that Diderot must have known is found …

22260. Children of the New World

Assia Djebar

Children of the New World is a novel written by Assia Djebar.

22274. And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques …

Jacques Lusseyran

Selected as one of USA Today’s 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century, this astonishing autobiography tells the gripping, heroic story of the early life of Jacques Lusseyran, an inspiring individual who overcame the limitations of physical blindness by attending literally to …

22290. The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond

Jacques Derrida

The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond is a 1980 book by French philosopher Jacques Derrida. It is a "satire of epistolary literature." After Glas, it is sometimes considered Derrida's most "literary" book, and continues the critical engagement with psychoanalysis …

22312. L'Opium des intellectuels

Raymond Aron

The Opium of the Intellectuals is a book written by Raymond Aron and published in 1955. It was first published in an English translation in 1957.

22335. Collected Stories of Ivan Bunin

Ivan Bunin

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

22353. 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 …

22355. Women of Algiers in Their Apartment

Assia Djebar

Women of Algiers in Their Apartment French: Femmes d'Alger dans leur Appartement is a 1980 novel by the Algerian writer Assia Djebar. It is a collection of short stories celebrating the strength and dignity of Algerian women of the past and the present. The interweaving stories …

22361. The Cossacks

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

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 …

22362. 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.

22364. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after …

22365. Little Vampire

Joann Sfar

Living in a house filled with grown-up ghouls and monsters, Little Vampire is so lonely that he’s even willing to go to school if that’s what it takes to find friends. Unfortunately, school seems to be filled with children who are still alive. . . .Little Vampire finds …

22368. 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 …

22377. Scarlet song

Mariama Bâ

Scarlet song is a book written by Mariama Bâ.

22381. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". It was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the …

22386. Ourika

Claire de Duras

Ourika is an 1823 novel by Claire de Duras, originally published anonymously.

22396. Cleaned Out

Annie Ernaux

With extraordinary voice and poignant bravery, this novel allows the reader to experience a 20-year-old woman's reflections as she lies suffering from a back-alley abortion. Denise Lesur, alone in her college dorm room, reviews her coming-of-age in postwar France and her …

22397. I remain in darkness

Annie Ernaux

Washington Post Top Memoir of 1999An extraordinary evocation of a grown daughter’s attachment to her mother, and of both women’s strength and resiliency. "I Remain in Darkness" recounts Annie’s attempts first to help her mother recover from Alzheimer’s disease, and then, when …

22399. Dungeon Monstres, Vol. 1: The Crying Giant

Lewis Trondheim

Welcome to the branch of Dungeon focusing on the great adventures of secondary characters presented by leading guest artists. In this volume, Alcibiades the wizard’s giant eye cannot stop crying, flooding the entire dungeon. They must find the Giant who gave his eye to remedy …

22400. You Are There

Jacques Tardi

The satirical masterpiece that ushered in the graphic novel era to European comics, finally available in English—the beginning of an ambitious publishing project introducing one of Europe’s most beloved cartoonists to American audiences. One of the earliest full-length, …



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