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

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 …

23204. The Lost Girl

D. H. Lawrence

Under-appreciated until now, "The Lost Girl" is perhaps D.H. Lawrence's most beautiful, thoroughly contemporary, love story. This captivating novel charts the journey of a woman caught between two worlds and two lives-one mired in dreary, industrial England and a life of …

23205. 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. Just Cause

John Katzenbach

Just Cause is a novel written by John Katzenbach.

23210. The Playmaker

Thomas Keneally

The Playmaker is a novel based in Australia written by the Australian author Thomas Keneally. In 1789 in Sydney Cove, the remotest penal colony of the British Empire, a group of convicts and one of their captors unite to stage a play. Governor Arthur Phillip presides over the …

23211. 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.

23213. 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.

23216. Passage of Arms

Eric Ambler

Passage of Arms, by Eric Ambler, is a fast-paced thriller about the discovery of a cache of arms, abandoned by Communist insurgents in the Malayan jungle, and the later transfer of the arms via Singapore to Indonesia. The novel is structured as three connected stories. The …

23219. 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. Money in the Bank

P. G. Wodehouse

Money in the Bank is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 9 January 1942 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 27 May 1946 by Herbert Jenkins, London. The UK publication was delayed while Wodehouse was under suspicion of …

23223. The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur …

Richard Hamblyn

The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies is a book written by Richard Hamblyn published in 2001.

23224. 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. …

23226. The Stars are Also Fire

Poul Anderson

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

23227. Eternity's End

Jeffrey Carver

Eternity's End is a work written by Jeffrey Carver.

23230. 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.

23232. 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 …

23234. Worth the Fighting For

John McCain

Worth the Fighting For is a 2002 book by United States Senator John McCain with Mark Salter. Published by Random House, it is part autobiography, part mini-biographies of others. The book picks up where McCain's first memoir, Faith of My Fathers, left off, with his return to the …

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 …

23239. Winner Take Nothing

Ernest Hemingway

Winner Take Nothing is a 1933 collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's third and final collection of stories, it was published four years after A Farewell to Arms, and a year after his non-fiction book about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon. The volume …

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.

23248. 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.

23249. 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 …

23250. 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 …

23251. Voyage of the Star Wolf

David Gerrold

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

23253. Planeswalker

Lynn Abbey

Planeswalker is a Magic: The Gathering novel written by Lynn Abbey, and published by Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Planeswalker takes place on the fictional world of Dominaria, within the 'multiverse'. It tells the story of Urza and his need for revenge against the Phyrexians, who …

23254. 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.

23255. 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.

23257. 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 …

23258. 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.

23259. 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 …

23263. 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.

23267. 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. Conditions of Faith

Alex Miller

Conditions of Faith is a 2000 novel by the Australian author Alex Miller.

23274. 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 …

23275. 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 …

23277. 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 …

23278. 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 …

23280. The Final Nexus

Gene DeWeese

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

23281. 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.

23282. 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, …

23283. 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 …

23284. 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.

23285. 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 …

23286. Faragon Fairingay

Niel Hancock

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

23287. Levels of the Game

John McPhee

Levels of the Game is a 1969 book by John McPhee, nominally about tennis and tennis players, but exploring deeper issues as well. The book is structured around a description of the semi-final match in the 1968 U.S. Open Championship at Forest Hills, played between Clark Graebner …

23288. 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 …

23292. 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 …

23293. 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 …

23295. 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. …

23296. 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 …

23297. 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.

23298. Nightflyers

George Martin

Nightflyers is the title of a 1980 novella by George R. R. Martin, a 1985 short story collection by the same author that includes the novella, and a 1987 science fiction-horror film based on that novella.

23299. No Promises in the Wind

Irene Hunt

No Promises in the Wind is a historical novel by Irene Hunt. This novel takes place in 1932 during the Great Depression. The book is about growing up during the Great Depression, that meant growing up fast as young Josh soon learned.

23303. 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 …

23304. 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. …

23306. 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 …

23308. 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.

23309. The science of Star wars

Jeanne Cavelos

The Science of Star Wars is a nonfiction popular science book written by former NASA astrophysicist Jeanne Cavelos first published on April 15, 1999 by St. Martin's Press. The book uses fictional characters, worlds, and technology from the Star Wars universe as starting points …

23310. 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 …

23312. 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 …

23316. 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 …

23320. Key Out of Time

Andre Norton

Key Out of Time is the fourth novel in The Time Traders series by Andre Norton. It was first published in 1963, and as of 2012, had been reprinted in 17 editions with cover changes, as well as twice in a combined edition with The Defiant Agents. It is part of Norton's Forerunner …

23321. Prayer for a Child

Rachel Field

Prayer for a Child is a 1944 book by Rachel Field. Its artwork by Elizabeth Orton Jones won it a Caldecott Medal in 1945. The whole book is narrated by a little girl, but it represents children as a whole. It reflects their love of God, and their gentleness to humankind as a …

23322. 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 …

23324. The Fog

Caroline B. Cooney

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

23326. The Newtonian Casino

Thomas Bass

The Eudaemonic Pie is a non-fiction book about gambling by American author Thomas A. Bass. The book was initially published in April 1985 by Houghton Mifflin.

23327. The Elves and the Otterskin

Elizabeth H. Boyer

The Elves and the Otterskin is a book published in 1981 that was written by Elizabeth Boyer.

23331. 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 …

23332. 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. 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, …

23336. 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 …

23339. 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 …

23343. Act One: An Autobiography

Moss Hart

Act One is an autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart.

23346. Missing Abby

Lee Weatherly

WHEN 13-YEAR-OLD EMMA bumps into her old friend Abby on the bus one Saturday afternoon, she later realizes that she was the last person to see Abby before her mysterious disappearance. Amidst the media frenzy and everyone’s struggle to come to terms with the possibility of …

23355. 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.

23357. Con Brio

Brina Svit

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

23359. Warrior's Refuge

Erin Hunter

Warrior’s Refuge is the second in an original English-language manga trilogy based on the best-selling book series Warriors by Erin Hunter. The manga was published by the distributor Tokyopop, and was released on December 26, 2007 along with Dark River, the second book in …

23360. Special Delivery

Danielle Steel

Special Delivery is a romantic novel written by Danielle Steel.

23373. The Early Asimov

Isaac Asimov

The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying is a 1972 collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov. Each story is accompanied by commentary by the author, who gives details about his life and his literary achievements in the period in which he wrote the story, effectively …

23387. Savage Grace: The True Story of Fatal Relations in a …

Natalie Robins

Savage Grace: The True Story of Fatal Relations in a Rich and Famous American Family is a book written by Natalie Robins and Steven M.L. Aronson.

23390. Masters of Reality : The Gathering

Traci Harding

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

23396. 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 …

23399. 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 …

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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