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.

23402. 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 …

23403. 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 …

23404. 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 …

23405. 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 …

23407. 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.

23415. 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 …

23417. 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 …

23418. 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 …

23426. Nightmare Asylum

Steve Perry

Aliens: Nightmare Asylum is the title of a sci-fi novel by Steve Perry, set in the fictional Alien movie universe. It is an sequel to Aliens: Earth Hive. The book was published by Bantam Books on April 1, 1993.

23430. Flying to Nowhere

John Fuller

Flying to Nowhere is a novel written by John Fuller.

23431. 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 …

23432. Something Fishy

P. G. Wodehouse

Something Fishy is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 18 January 1957 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on January 28, 1957 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, under the title The Butler Did It. The plot concerns a tontine …

23433. 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. …

23435. The Stars are Also Fire

Poul Anderson

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

23436. 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 …

23438. 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 …

23441. 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 …

23442. 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 …

23445. The Deer's Cry

Patricia Kennealy

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

23446. Jill the Reckless

P. G. Wodehouse

Jill The Reckless is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on October 8, 1920 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, on 4 July 1921. It was serialised in Collier's between 10 April and 28 August 1920, in …

23447. 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 …

23448. 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 …

23452. 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.

23455. 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.

23459. Till Death Us Do Part

Vincent Bugliosi

Till Death Us Do Part is a book written by Vincent Bugliosi and Ken Hurwitz.

23460. 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 …

23461. 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 …

23463. 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.

23464. 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", …

23466. 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.

23470. 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 …

23472. 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.

23474. 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 …

23477. The Kaisho

Eric Van Lustbader

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

23478. 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 …

23481. Conditions of Faith

Alex Miller

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

23482. 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 …

23485. 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 …

23486. 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 …

23488. 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 …

23490. Tarzan and the Foreign Legion

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Foreign Legion is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-second in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The book, written June–September 1944 while Burroughs was living in Honolulu and published in 1947, was the last new work by …

23492. 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.

23493. 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.

23494. 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 …

23498. 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 …

23500. 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 …

23502. 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.

23504. 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.

23507. Don't Bite the Sun

Tanith Lee

Don't Bite the Sun is a 1976 science fiction novel by Tanith Lee set in a utopian world which the main character comes to reject. The main character and her friends are wild, crazy "Jang" teenagers whose lifestyle is full of reckless behaviour, promiscuous sex, repeated suicide, …

23509. The Littlest Hitler

Ryan Boudinot

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

23510. 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 …

23512. 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. …

23514. 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.

23515. 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 …

23517. 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 …

23518. 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 …

23521. 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 …

23528. 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 …

23529. 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 …

23534. 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.

23535. 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.

23538. 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.

23541. 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 …

23545. 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 …

23548. 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, …

23556. Act One: An Autobiography

Moss Hart

Act One is an autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart.

23557. 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.

23560. 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.

23564. 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 …

23577. 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.

23580. Con Brio

Brina Svit

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

23581. 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 …

23584. 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 …

23588. 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 …

23593. 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.

23594. Masters of Reality : The Gathering

Traci Harding

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

23596. 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 …

23598. 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 …

23599. 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 …

23600. 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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