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.

23201. The poems of Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original …

23202. Once a Greek

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Once a Greek is a 1955 novel by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Its original German title is Grieche sucht Griechin, which means "Greek man seeks Greek woman". It tells the story of a shy, middle-aged book-keeping assistant, who becomes popular and successful overnight …

23203. A Bed in Heaven

Tessa de Loo

"The ordeal of Hungarian Jewry during WWII, survivor guilt, and the unbridgeable distances between people yearning to connect-these are the major motifs sounded in this brisk, elegiac second U.S. appearance by the Dutch author of The Twins. . . . A consummate dramatization of …

23205. Lost

Hans-Ulrich Treichel

Although Hans-Ulrich Treichel has already published seven volumes of poetry and miscellaneous prose, his first novel has produced the biggest splash yet, both in his native Germany and abroad. Initially this seems a little surprising. Lost is a small book whose expressive …

23207. Greed

Elfriede Jelinek

Greed is a 2000 novel by the Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek. It was the first novel of hers to be translated into English after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, and also the first book of hers to be translated into English in seven years. While much of her work is …

23210. Leonce and Lena

Georg Büchner

Leonce and Lena is a play by Georg Büchner which is considered a comedy, but is actually a satire veiled in humor. It was written in the spring of 1836 for a competition 'for the best one- or two-act comedy in prose or verse' sponsored by the Stuttgart publisher Cotta. However, …

23211. 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 …

23217. 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 …

23218. Little Boy Blue

Edward Bunker

Little Boy Blue is a 1981 semi-autobiographical novel by Edward Bunker that follows his journey into crime and deviance.

23220. The German Ideology

Karl Marx

The German Ideology is a set of manuscripts written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels around April or early May 1846. Marx and Engels did not find a publisher. However, the work was later retrieved and published for the first time in 1932 by David Riazanov through the …

23222. Flight Without End

Joseph Roth

Flight without End is a 1927 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth.

23226. Flying to Nowhere

John Fuller

Flying to Nowhere is a novel written by John Fuller.

23228. 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.

23230. The Stars are Also Fire

Poul Anderson

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

23235. 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 …

23236. 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 …

23237. 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 …

23238. 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.

23240. The Deer's Cry

Patricia Kennealy

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

23241. Reasons and Persons

Derek Parfit

Reasons and Persons is a philosophical work by Derek Parfit, first published in 1984. It focuses on ethics, rationality and personal identity. It is divided into four parts, dedicated to self-defeating theories, rationality and time, personal identity and responsibility toward …

23242. 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 …

23243. Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics is a book of Ludwig Wittgenstein's notes on the philosophy of mathematics. It has been translated from German to English by G.E.M. Anscombe, edited by G.H. von Wright and Rush Rhees, and published first in 1956. The text has been …

23244. 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.

23249. Tales of the Hasidim

Martin Buber

Tales from the Hasidim is a book of collected tales by Martin Buber. It is based on stories—both written and spoken—based in the Hasidim. Buber wrote these tales based on the lore of the Baal Shem Tov. Many of the stories are parables passed down via both the written and spoken …

23252. 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 …

23253. 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 …

23254. 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.

23256. The New Girlfriend

Ruth Rendell

The New Girlfriend and Other Stories is a short story collection by British writer Ruth Rendell. The title story won the MWA Edgar Award for Best Short Story of the Year.

23258. 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 …

23261. Voyage of the Star Wolf

David Gerrold

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

23266. 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.

23270. 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 …

23272. The Kaisho

Eric Van Lustbader

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

23275. Conditions of Faith

Alex Miller

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

23276. 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 …

23280. 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 …

23284. 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, …

23287. 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 …

23293. The Sword of Rhiannon

Leigh Brackett

The Sword of Rhiannon is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, set in her usual venue of Mars. A 1942 Brackett story, "The Sorcerer of Rhiannon", also uses the name; however, it is the name of a place rather than a character.

23294. 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. …

23295. 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. Dragonfly

Frederic S. Durbin

Dragonfly is a fantasy, horror novel by author Frederic S. Durbin. It was released in 1999 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,000 copies. It was the author's first novel.

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.

23300. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain

Justin Kaplan

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

23305. Young Bloods

Simon Scarrow

Young Bloods is the first volume in Simon Scarrow's Revolution quartet, which narrates mostly in alternate chapters, the story of a young Anglo-Irish nobleman Arthur Wesley and the Corsican cadet Naboleone Buonaparte.

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. The Bulgari Connection

Fay Weldon

The Bulgari Connection is a 2001 novel by Fay Weldon that became notorious for its commercial tie-in: in exchange for £18,000 from the jeweler Bulgari, Weldon was required to mention the name of the jeweler at least 12 times - which was more than exceeded by the author. The 34 …

23312. 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.

23320. 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 …

23327. 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 …

23329. 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 …

23330. 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 …

23333. 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.

23344. 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, …

23346. Patterns of Force

Michael Reaves

Patterns of Force is the third book in Michael Reaves' series Coruscant Nights. It was released on January 27, 2009.

23350. God Game

Andrew Greeley

God Game is the title of a science fiction novel by Rev. Andrew M. Greeley which was first published in 1986. It was published in hardcover by Warner Books with a paperback edition by Tor Books following in 1987.

23352. 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.

23355. Dreaming Metal

Melissa Scott

Dreaming Metal is a 1997 science fiction novel by Melissa Scott that explores the question of when does artificial intelligence become indistinguishable from human intelligence. Another important theme to the book is the impact of terrorism on the lives of people and how artists …

23357. Don't Care High

Gordon Korman

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

23361. 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. Losing Joe's Place

Gordon Korman

Losing Joe's Place is a 1990 children's novel by Gordon Korman. The book was first published on April 1, 1990 through Scholastic and follows the adventures of three small town Ontario boys as they live in Jason's brother's apartment in Toronto for a summer. However, there is one …

23366. Special Delivery

Danielle Steel

Special Delivery is a romantic novel written by Danielle Steel.

23367. 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 …

23376. 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 …

23378. Spinneret

Timothy Zahn

Spinneret is a science fiction novel by Timothy Zahn. It was published in 1985.

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.



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