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.

23202. Hard Rain Falling

Don Carpenter

Hard Rain Falling is a 1966 crime novel written by Don Carpenter. The novel was Carpenter's first published book, and follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Upon its release …

23203. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Jerry Kramsky

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 …

23204. Catalina

W. Somerset Maugham

Catalina is a novel written by W. Somerset Maugham and first published by Heinemann in 1948. Set in Spain during the Inquisition the novel is a satire on the power of the church. It was Maugham’s last published novel.

23207. Red Dog

Patrick Lane

Red Dog is a short story by Nancy Gillespie and a collection of anecdotes and poetry written by several people of the Pilbara region, chronicling the life and travels of the Red Dog. Colonel Cummings is documented as the Red Dog's original owner, and later John Stazzonelli took …

23209. Blind Man with a Pistol

Chester Himes

Blind Man With a Pistol is a 1969 fiction novel by Chester Himes. It is the 8th book in the Harlem Cycle series.

23211. 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.

23212. The Hedgehog and the Fox

Isaiah Berlin

"The Hedgehog and the Fox" is an essay by philosopher Isaiah Berlin. It was one of Berlin's most popular essays with the general public. Berlin himself said of the essay: "I never meant it very seriously. I meant it as a kind of enjoyable intellectual game, but it was taken …

23213. Tarzan and the Lion Man

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Lion Man is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the seventeenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Liberty from November 1933 through January 1935. It is the closest thing to a pure …

23218. Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out into …

Maria Shriver

Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out into the Real World is a book by Maria Shriver, published in 2000. It evolved from her commencement address at College of the Holy Cross, during which she said "Ten Things I Wish Someone had told me at Graduation Before I Went Out in …

23222. The Stars are Also Fire

Poul Anderson

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

23223. The Brush-Off

Shane Maloney

The Brush-Off is a 1996 Australian, Ned Kelly Awards-winning crime thriller, written by Shane Maloney. It is the second novel in a series of crime thrillers following the character of Murray Whelan, as he investigates crimes in the Melbourne area in the course of trying to keep …

23225. 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 …

23229. Living My Life

Emma Goldman

Living My Life is the 993-page autobiography of Lithuanian-born anarchist Emma Goldman, published in two volumes in 1931 and 1934. Goldman wrote it in Saint-Tropez, France, following her disillusionment with the Bolshevik role in the Russian revolution. The text thoroughly …

23230. 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 …

23231. Colleges That Change Lives

Loren Pope

The groundbreaking guide to the 40 best colleges you've never heard of—colleges that will change your lifeChoosing the right college has never been more important—or more difficult. For the latest edition of this classic college guide, Hilary Masell Oswald conducted her own …

23233. Old Mortality

Walter Scott

Old Mortality is a novel by Sir Walter Scott set in the period 1679–89 in south west Scotland. It forms, along with The Black Dwarf, the 1st series of Scott's Tales of My Landlord. The two novels were published together in 1816. Old Mortality is considered one of Scott's best …

23234. 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.

23235. The Open Curtain

Brian Evenson

A taut, otherworldly, and moving literary thriller investigating the contemporary aftermath of Mormonism’s shrouded and violent past. When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, and its role in …

23237. 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 …

23240. 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.

23247. With Fire and Sword

Henryk Sienkiewicz

With Fire and Sword is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1884. It is the first volume of a series known to Poles as The Trilogy, followed by The Deluge and Fire in the Steppe. The novel has been adapted as a film several times, most …

23249. 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 …

23250. Voyage of the Star Wolf

David Gerrold

Voyage of the Star Wolf is a book published in 1990 that was written by David Gerrold.

23251. The Black Corridor

Michael Moorcock

The Black Corridor is a science fiction novel by Michael Moorcock, published in 1969, first by Ace Books in the US, as part of their Ace Science Fiction Specials series, and later by Mayflower Books in the UK. It is essentially a novel about the decay of society and the deep …

23252. Fire Time

Poul Anderson

Fire Time is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, first published in 1974. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1975.

23253. Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils

Rob MacGregor

Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils is the third of 12 Indiana Jones novels published by Bantam Books. Rob MacGregor, the author of this book, also wrote five of the other Indiana Jones books for Bantam. Published on November 1, 1991, it is preceded by Indiana Jones and the Dance …

23254. 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.

23255. Turbulent Priests

Colin Bateman

Turbulent Priests is the third novel of the Dan Starkey series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 6 December 1999 through Harper Collins. Bateman's usage of Rathlin Island as the books setting led to Bateman being invited to unveil a "Writer's Chair", …

23256. 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.

23258. 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.

23259. 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 …

23260. The Alto Wore Tweed

Mark Schweizer

The Alto Wore Tweed is the first novel in the St. Germaine mystery series by Mark Schweizer. In this book, Hayden Koenig investigates the murder of a janitor found in the choirloft.

23261. 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 …

23265. Donald Duk

Frank Chin

Donald Duk is a coming-of-age novel written by Frank Chin and was first published in February 1991. It is about an eleven-year-old boy named Donald Duk dealing with the struggles of cultural identity as he learns to accept himself for who he is.

23268. The Kaisho

Eric Van Lustbader

The Kaisho is a book published in 1993 that was written by Eric Van Lustbader.

23269. 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 …

23270. To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei

George Takei

To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu is an autobiography by actor George Takei, first published by Pocket Books in 1994. Takei describes his early childhood and the time his family spent in Japanese American internment, and experiences which …

23274. SSN

Tom Clancy

SSN is a novel created by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg following the missions of the U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine USS Cheyenne during a fictional war with China over the Spratly Islands, based on the video game of the same name. A loosely connected collection of …

23276. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy …

23277. The Brothel in Rosenstrasse

Michael Moorcock

The Brothel in Rosenstrasse is a 1982 novel by Michael Moorcock. The main character is Rickhardt von Bek, a member of the family of Ulrich von Bek which is central to some of Moorcock's other fantasy novels, notably The War Hound and the World's Pain, The City in the Autumn …

23279. 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 …

23280. After the Long Goodbye

Masaki Yamada

The hulking cyborg counterterrorist Batou doesn't have a family; his electronic brain never dreams. So why did he dream the other night--and dream that he has a son?At one time, Batou had a human love for his partner, the legendary Major, before he witnessed her transfiguration …

23282. Go Ask Malice

Robert Joseph Levy

Go Ask Malice: A Slayer's Diary is an original novel based on the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The author, Robert Joseph Levy, also wrote the Buffyverse novel The Suicide King. The book's title references Go Ask Alice, a controversial book which was an …

23283. The Final Nexus

Gene DeWeese

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

23285. 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.

23286. 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.

23287. 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, …

23289. 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.

23291. Night Walker

Donald Hamilton

Who was he, really, under the bandages?When Navy Lieutenant David Young came to in a hospital bed, his face was covered with bandages and the nurses were calling him by a strangers name. But Davids nightmare was only beginning. Because the man they believed him to be was …

23292. 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 …

23293. Faragon Fairingay

Niel Hancock

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

23298. Miami

Joan Didion

Miami is a 1987 book of social and political analysis by Joan Didion. Didion begins, "Havana vanities come to dust in Miami." The book is an extended report on the generation of Cubans who landed in exile in Miami following the overthrow of President Batista January 1, 1959 and …

23299. The Conan Chronicles

Robert E. Howard

The Conan Chronicles is a 1989 omnibus collection of three previous fantasy collections by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, published by Sphere Books. The component collections had …

23301. The Ruby Dice

Catherine Asaro

The Ruby Dice is a 2009 science fiction novel. Written by Catherine Asaro, the book wraps up many of the events of Saga of the Skolian Empire. Two men, two empires. Jaibriol III rules the Eubian Concord: over two trillion people across more than a thousand worlds and habitats. …

23302. The Man Upstairs

P. G. Wodehouse

The Man Upstairs is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 23 January 1914 by Methuen & Co., London. Most of the stories had previously appeared in magazines, generally Strand Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan or …

23305. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain

Justin Kaplan

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography is a book by Justin Kaplan.

23306. The Littlest Hitler

Ryan Boudinot

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

23308. Ill Met by Moonlight

W. Stanley Moss

Ill Met by Moonlight is a non-fiction book written by W. Stanley Moss, a British soldier, writer and traveller. It describes an operation in Crete during World War II to capture German general Heinrich Kreipe. The 2014 edition includes an Introduction by one of Moss's children …

23309. The River War

Winston Churchill

The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan, by Winston Churchill, concerning his experiences as a British Army officer, during the Mahdist War in the Sudan. The River War is a history of the British imperial involvement in the Sudan, and the Mahdi War …

23311. Ten North Frederick

John O'Hara

Ten North Frederick is a novel by John O'Hara, published by Random House in 1955. It tells the story of Joe Chapin, an ambitious American who desires to become President, along with those of his patrician wife, two rebellious children, and mistress. Ten North Frederick won the …

23314. Men, Martians and Machines

Eric Frank Russell

Men, Martians and Machines is a collection of science-fiction short stories by the British writer Eric Frank Russell. It was first published in 1955.

23317. 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 …

23322. The Godwhale

T. J. Bass

The Godwhale is a science fiction novel by American novelist T. J. Bass, first published in 1974. It is the sequel to Half Past Human. The book was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1974. The novel deals with genetic and biological inventions with a strange and …

23325. A Story a Story

Gail E. Haley

A Story a Story is a book written and illustrated by Gail E. Haley that retells the African tale of how, when there were no stories in the world for children to hear, the trickster Anansi obtained them from the Sky God. The book was produced after Gail E. Haley spent a year in …

23326. Once a Mouse

Marcia Brown

Once a Mouse is a 1961 book by Marcia Brown. Released by Scribner Press, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1962, Brown's second honor.

23327. What Jamie Saw

Carolyn Coman

What Jamie Saw is a 1995 novel by Carolyn Coman. Having fled to a family friend's hillside trailer after his mother's boyfriend, Van, tried to throw his baby sister, Nin, against a wall, nine-year-old Jamie Beauville finds himself living an existence full of uncertainty and …

23328. The Fog

Caroline B. Cooney

The Fog is a book published in 1989 that was written by Caroline B. Cooney.

23331. 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.

23333. 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 …

23334. 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 …

23335. Scenting Hallowed Blood

Storm Constantine

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

23337. Bare-faced Messiah

Russell Miller

Bare-faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard is a posthumous biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard by British journalist Russell Miller. First published in the United Kingdom on 26 October 1987, the book takes a critical perspective, challenging the Church of …

23339. Ideas Have Consequences

Richard M. Weaver

Ideas Have Consequences is a philosophical work by Richard M. Weaver, published in 1948 by the University of Chicago Press. The book is largely a treatise on the harmful effects of nominalism on Western Civilization since this doctrine gained prominence in the High Middle Ages, …

23340. De laatste trein naar Istanbul

Ayşe Kulin

International bestseller by one of Turkey s most beloved authors As the daughter of one of Turkey s last Ottoman pashas Selva could win the heart of any man in Ankara Yet the spirited young beauty only has eyes for Rafael Alfandari the handsome Jewish son of an esteemed court …

23343. 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.

23345. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Emma Orczy

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, the book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney's exploits in rescuing various aristos and French …

23347. Act One: An Autobiography

Moss Hart

Act One is an autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart.

23349. Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy …

Jeff Goodell

Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future is a book by Jeff Goodell which claims that coal mining is one of America's largest and most influential industries. Goodell suggests that coal mining is deadly and environmentally destructive.

23350. 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.

23353. Don't Care High

Gordon Korman

Don’t Care High is a 1985 novel by Gordon Korman.

23360. The Evil That Men Do

Nancy Holder

The Evil That Men Do is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

23363. Con Brio

Brina Svit

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

23364. Special Delivery

Danielle Steel

Special Delivery is a romantic novel written by Danielle Steel.

23365. 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 …

23367. Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages

Dean Koontz

Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages is a children's book written by Dean Koontz, illustrated by Phil Parks, and published by Warner Books in September 1988. The British edition was released in November 1988, and the paperback edition, which was only released in the United Kingdom, was …

23391. Masters of Reality : The Gathering

Traci Harding

Masters of Reality: The Gathering is a book published in 1998 that was written by Traci Harding.

23392. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

David Eagleman

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain is a New York Times bestselling non-fiction book by American neuroscientist David Eagleman, who directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine. "If the conscious mind-the part you consider to be you-is just …

23398. Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances, and has been revived on …

23399. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the …

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the …

23400. 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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