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.

23002. Shadows in paradise

Erich Maria Remarque

A haunting classic from the author of All Quiet on the Western Front, Shadows in Paradise reveals the deepest scars of the men and women who experienced the Holocaust. After years of hiding and surviving near death in a concentration camp, Ross is finally safe. Now living in New …

23003. Laws of the Game: How the Principles of Nature …

Manfred Eigen

Spielen ist eine Kombination aus Glück und Verstand, die es den Mitspielern erlaubt, sich in eine vorteilhafte Position zu bringen, was im Regelfall wiederum auf Kosten der anderen Teilnehmer geschieht. Wie sehr dieses einfache Prinzip unser ganzes Sein bestimmt, davon ist in …

23005. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Lorenzo Mattotti

At last, the return of one of the most influential comic artists of the last two decades! Mattotti (Fires), along with long-time collaborator Kramsky, creates a spectacular adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic of horror, emphasizing it as a psychological thriller. At …

23006. Love in the Western World

Denis de Rougemont

In this classic work, often described as "The History of the Rise, Decline, and Fall of the Love Affair," Denis de Rougemont explores the psychology of love from the legend of Tristan and Isolde to Hollywood. At the heart of his ever-relevant inquiry is the inescapable conflict …

23013. Just Cause

John Katzenbach

Just Cause is a novel written by John Katzenbach.

23027. The Stones of Venice

John Ruskin

The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. "The Stones of Venice" examines Venetian architecture in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses …

23030. A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration

Jenny Uglow

A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration is a book written by Jenny Uglow.

23043. Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories

Orson Scott Card

Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Orson Scott Card. Although not purely science fiction and definitely not hard science fiction, the book contains stories that have a futuristic angle or are purely works of fantasy set in current times. …

23044. Between Facts and Norms

Jürgen Habermas

Between Facts and Norms is a 1992 book on deliberative politics by the German political philosopher Jürgen Habermas. The culmination of the project that Habermas began with The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 1962, it represents a lifetime of political thought …

23046. The Stars are Also Fire

Poul Anderson

The Stars Are Also Fire is a book published in 1994 that was written by Poul Anderson.

23050. A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag

Gordon Korman

A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag is a novel by Gordon Korman, a Canadian-born author who now lives in New York City. The main characters are Raymond Jardine and Sean Delancy. Sean is a popular student, a starter on the high school basketball team. Raymond Jardine is the …

23051. Flambards in Summer

K. M. Peyton

Flambards in Summer is a novel for children or young adults by K. M. Peyton, first published by Oxford in 1969 with illustrations by Victor Ambrus. It completed the Flambards trilogy although Peyton continued the story a dozen years later, and controversially reversed the ending …

23055. Wilhelm Reich in Hell

Robert Anton Wilson

Wilhelm Reich in Hell is a 1987 play/musical in two acts by Robert Anton Wilson. It presents the character of famous psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, who died in a United States prison, passing through death and judgment. It draws on sources common to Wilson's other works, including …

23056. The Process

Brion Gysin

The Process is a novel by Brion Gysin which was published in 1969. Gysin was a painter and composer, and also collaborated with Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs on many occasions. The Process was his first full-length novel. Described by The Overlook Press as "a …

23057. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

Sissela Bok

Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life is a book written by Sissela Bok.

23059. The Deer's Cry

Patricia Kennealy

The Deer's Cry is a book published in 1998 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

23060. Colleges That Change Lives

Loren Pope

Colleges That Change Lives is a college educational guide, originally by longtime student advocate and former New York Times education editor Loren Pope. It was first published in 1996, with a second edition in 2000, a third edition in 2006 and a fourth edition in 2013. It …

23063. Prince of Foxes

Samuel Shellabarger

Prince of Foxes is a 1947 historical novel by Samuel Shellabarger, following the adventures of the fictional Andrea Orsini, a captain in the service of Cesare Borgia during his conquest of the Romagna.

23064. The Road Into The Open

Arthur Schnitzler

A finely drawn portrayal of the disintegration of Austrian liberal society under the impact of nationalism and anti-semitism, The Road into the Open (Der Weg ins Freie, 1908) is a remarkable novel by a major Austrian writer of the early twentieth century. Set in fin-de-siècle …

23065. Negative Dialectics

Theodor W. Adorno

Negative Dialectics is a 1966 book by Theodor W. Adorno.

23066. My prizes: an accounting

Thomas Bernhard

A collection of personal writings, originally penned in 1980, recounts farces that developed around literary awards received by the late author, from his ungracious participation in ceremonies to the improper ways he spent prizes.

23068. Unacknowledged legislation

Christopher Hitchens

Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere is a 2003 collection of essays by the author and journalist Christopher Hitchens. It was first published in hardback by the New Left Books imprint, Verso.

23072. The Twyborn Affair

Patrick White

The Twyborn Affair is a novel by Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White, first published in 1979. The three parts of the novel are set in a villa on the French Riviera before the First World War, a sheep station on the edge of Australia's Snowy Mountains in the inter-war …

23073. The Last Enemy

Richard Hillary

The Last Enemy, published in America as Falling Through Space, is an autobiographical book by Spitfire pilot Richard Hillary. Richard Hillary was born in Sydney, Australia, on 20 April 1919 but was educated at Shrewsbury School in England and Trinity College, Oxford. He joined …

23075. Part of the furniture

Mary Wesley

Part of the Furniture is a best-selling novel written by British author Mary Wesley. The novel was Wesley's last one and it was published when the author was eighty-five years old.

23082. The Road from Home

David Kherdian

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope, earlier titled The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, is a non-fiction book written by David Kherdian, originally published in 1979. It is based on the life of the author's mother, Veron Dumehjian, who …

23083. After the war

Carol Matas

After the War is a novel written by author Carol Matas. The book was published by Simon and Schuster and released in 1997.

23085. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

John Mearsheimer

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics is a book by the American scholar John Mearsheimer on the subject of international relations theory published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2001. Mearsheimer explains and argues for his theory of "offensive realism" by stating its key …

23086. Island of Exiles

I. J. Parker

In Island of Exiles is a 2007 detective novel by I. J. Parker. The story follows Sugawara Akitada, who is assigned by two shadowy officials to investigate the fatal poisoning on penal colony on Sado Island of the exiled and disgraced Prince Okisada. The suspect is the son of the …

23090. R-T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH

Jane Leslie Conly

R-T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH is a sequel to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and it continues the story after the end of Racso and the Rats of NIMH. It was written by Jane Leslie Conly, the daughter of the author for the original book.

23091. The Cambridge Quintet

John L. Casti

The Cambridge Quintet is a book written by John L. Casti and published by Helix Books/Addison Wesley in 1998.

23093. The Dark Fields

Alan Glynn

The Dark Fields is a 2001 techno-thriller novel by Irish writer Alan Glynn. It was re-released in March 2011 under the title Limitless, in order to coincide with its 2011 film adaptation.

23094. Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down

Ishmael Reed

Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, by the African-American writer Ishmael Reed, is a satirical take on the traditional Western. It is Ishmael Reed's second novel, following The Freelance Pallbearers, and was first published in 1969. It tells the story of the Loop Garoo Kid, an …

23095. First Love: A Gothic Tale

Joyce Carol Oates

First Love: A Gothic Tale is a novella by award-winning novelist and essayist Joyce Carol Oates. It tells the story of Joise S_____, a girl who goes to stay at her aunt's mansion in upstate New York. While there, she has an incestuous relationship with her cousin, Jared. The …

23099. If the War Goes On ...

Hermann Hesse

If the War Goes On: Reflections on War and Politics is a series of essays and other writings by the German-born Swiss author Hermann Hesse. It covers the period 1914 to 1948. Much of the book is critical of war and the German war effort, yet contains multifaceted accounts of …

23100. Sabbatical

John Barth

Sabbatical: A Romance is a novel by the American writer John Barth, published in 1982. The story is centered on a yacht race through the Chesapeake Bay. Barth's narrative was inspired by the death of ex-CIA officer John Paisley.

23102. Odd John

Olaf Stapledon

Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest is a 1935 science fiction novel by the British author Olaf Stapledon. The novel explores the theme of the Übermensch in the character of John Wainwright, whose supernormal human mentality inevitably leads to conflict with normal human …

23106. Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

Kenji Yoshino

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights, published in 2006 is both an analysis on society's views on race and sexuality and a collection of autobiographical anecdotes. Kenji Yoshino, the author, is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at the NYU …

23108. The Sinister Signpost

Franklin W. Dixon

The Sinister Sign Post is Volume 15 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1936. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

23111. From Reverence to Rape

Molly Haskell

From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies is a 1974 book by feminist film critic Molly Haskell. It was one of the first books to chronicle women's images in film. Along with Marjorie Rosen's Popcorn Venus, it typifies the first feminist expeditions into film …

23114. The Final Nexus

Gene DeWeese

The Final Nexus is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Gene DeWeese.

23116. Bloodthirst

Jeanne Kalogridis

Bloodthirst is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by J.M. Dillard, published by Pocket Books. The novel's story focuses on a manmade virus which causes its victims to suffer many of the characteristics of vampires, including light sensitivity and a thirst for blood.

23117. A Flag Full of Stars

Brad Ferguson

A Flag Full of Stars is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel. It is credited to Brad Ferguson, who wrote the initial draft, but was subject to an uncredited rewrite by J. M. Dillard.

23118. Mr. Monk is Miserable

Lee Goldberg

Based on the hit USA network series- from edgar(r) Award - nominated Monk screenwriter lee GoldbergAdrian Monk and his assistant Natalie are in Paris, touring the shadowy catacombs that wind beneath the city streets, lined with millions of centuries-old human bones. Of course, …

23119. The Whole Man

John Brunner

The Whole Man is a 1964 science fiction novel by John Brunner. It was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1965. This novel is often considered a turning point in Brunner's career, a step up from the space operas he'd been turning out as Ace Doubles and pointing towards …

23120. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Chris Ware

Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Chris Ware. Pantheon Books released the book in 2000 following its serialization in the newspaper Newcity and Ware's Acme Novelty Library series.

23121. The Bachelors

Muriel Spark

The Bachelors is a novel written in 1960 by the Scottish author Muriel Spark, referred to by The New York Times as "the most gifted and innovative British novelist". It follows a group of British bachelors whose misogynistic world is shattered when they suddenly find themselves …

23122. Faragon Fairingay

Niel Hancock

Faragon Fairingay is a book published in 1977 that was written by Niel Hancock.

23123. Beast in View

Margaret Millar

Beast in View is a suspense novel and psychological thriller by Margaret Millar that won the Edgar Award in 1956 and was later adapted for an episode of the television series Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1964. It also made the list of The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time that was …

23127. We Who Are About To...

Joanna Russ

We Who Are About To... is a feminist science fiction novel by Joanna Russ. It first appeared in magazine form in the January 1976 and February 1976 issues of Galaxy Science Fiction and was first published in book form by Dell Publishing in July 1977.

23128. Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …

23132. The Littlest Hitler

Ryan Boudinot

The Littlest Hitler is a 2006 collection of short stories by Ryan Boudinot.

23133. Black Ajax

George MacDonald Fraser

Black Ajax is a historical novel by George MacDonald Fraser based on the career of Tom Molineaux. The father of Harry Flashman appears as a major character although the book is not part of the official Flashman series. As in those novels, several real life characters are …

23135. Oliver VII

Antal Szerb

Oliver VII is a novel by Antal Szerb. Originally published in 1942, the book's first English translation was published in 2007. In the book, the restless ruler of an obscure Central European state plots a coup against himself and escapes to Venice in search of ‘real’ experience. …

23139. Tanar of Pellucidar

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tanar of Pellucidar is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third in his series set in the interior world of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a six-part serial in The Blue Book Magazine from March–August 1929. It was first published in book form in hardcover by …

23141. Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About

Donald Knuth

Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About is a book by Donald E. Knuth, published by CSLI Publications of Stanford, California. The book contains the annotated transcripts of six public lectures given by Donald E. Knuth at MIT on the subject of relations between religion …

23142. Lord Darcy Investigates

Randall Garrett

Lord Darcy Investigates is a collection of short stories by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy. It was first published in paperback in 1981 by Ace Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since. It was later gathered together with Murder …

23149. Strandloper

Alan Garner

Strandloper is a novel by English writer Alan Garner, published in 1996. It is loosely based on the story of a Cheshire labourer, William Buckley. The historical figures of Edward Stanley and John Batman also appear as characters in the novel.

23152. Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home

Margaret Weis

Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home is an accessory for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

23154. The Well at the World's End

William Morris

The Well at the World's End is a fantasy novel by the British artist, poet, and author William Morris. It was first published in 1896 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably in two parts as the twentieth and twenty-first volumes of the Ballantine Adult …

23155. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

Samuel R. Delany

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue is a non-fiction book written by famed science fiction author Samuel R. Delany and published in 1999 by the New York University Press. The book is a compilation of two separate essays: Times Square Blue and ...Three, Two, One, Contact: Times …

23156. Scenting Hallowed Blood

Storm Constantine

Scenting Hallowed Blood is a book published in 1996 that was written by Storm Constantine.

23163. The Borderkind

Christopher Golden

The Borderkind is a book published in 2007 that was written by Christopher Golden.

23164. Christina's Ghost

Betty Ren Wright

Christina's Ghost is a novel written by Betty Ren Wright. It was published in 1985 by Scholastic Inc. It is found in over 2000 libraries.

23169. Act One: An Autobiography

Moss Hart

Act One is an autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart.

23171. The Sword and the Satchel

Elizabeth H. Boyer

The Sword and the Satchel is a book published in 1980 that was written by Elizabeth Boyer.

23173. Young Pioneers

Rose Wilder Lane

Young Pioneers, a novel by Rose Wilder Lane. It contains some actual events from her mother's childhood. The books has been adapted as a TV-series The Young Pioneers and two TV movies - Young Pioneers and Young Pioneers' Christmas.

23187. Con Brio

Brina Svit

Con brio is a novel by Slovenian author Brina Švigelj-Mérat. It was first published in 1998.

23188. Dangerous Girls

R. L. Stine

Dangerous Girls is the first novel in the Dangerous Girls series by R. L. Stine. First published in 2003, the novel was followed by a sequel, The Taste of Night, in 2004. Dangerous Girls has won awards, including the ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and the New …

23199. The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy …

23200. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Elena Ferrante

The incredible story continues in book three of the critically acclaimed Neapolitan Novels!Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante’s fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has …



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