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.

24001. Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium is a 2012 dystopian young adult novel written by Lauren Oliver and the second novel in her Delirium trilogy. The book was first published on February 28, 2012 through HarperTeen and follows the series' protagonist as she explores the Wilds outside the walled …

24003. Sans moi

Marie Desplechin

Two young women: one a single mother struggling to bring up her young family and keep her career afloat, the other an ex-drug addict who loves children and needs a job. When Olivia - on the face of it a highly unsuitable babysitter - moves in, trailing her chaotic past behind …

24004. Sacred

Eliette Abécassis

New translation of Israeli/French film classic 'Kadosh'. Winner Of The 'Prix Des Écrivains Croyants'.

24006. Coming of Age at the End of History

Camille de Toledo

Enfant terrible Camille de Toledo recently burst onto Paris’ intellectual scene with this controversial manifesto that examines counterculture movements from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present. He asks what exactly his generation is protesting against and contemplates …

24011. Thoughts of sorts

Georges Perec

Thoughts of Sorts, one of Georges Perec's final works, was published posthumously in France in 1985. With this translation, David Bellos, Perec's preeminent translator, has completed the Godine list of Perec's great works translated into English and has provided an introduction …

24012. Djinn

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Djinn is a novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet. It was written as a French textbook with California State University, Dominguez Hills professor Yvone Lenard using a process of grammatical progression. Each chapter covers a specific element of French grammar which becomes increasingly …

24013. A Parisian affair and other stories

Guy de Maupassant

Set in the Paris of society women, prostitutes and small-minded bourgeousie, and the isolated villages of rural Normandy that de Maupassant knew as a child, the thirty-three tales in this volume are among the most darkly humorous and brilliant short stories in nineteenth-century …

24029. The Influence of Sea Power upon History

A. T. Mahan

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare published in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and discusses the various factors needed to support and achieve sea power, …

24043. Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in …

Richard Rorty

Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America is a book by American philosopher Richard Rorty. In this book, Rorty differentiates between what he sees as the two sides of the Left, a critical Left and a progressive Left. He criticizes the critical Left, …

24053. The Face of Trespass

Ruth Rendell

The Face of Trespass is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1974.

24066. The Screens

Jean Genet

The Screens is a play by the French dramatist Jean Genet. Its first few productions all used abridged versions, beginning with its world premiere under Hans Lietzau's direction in Berlin in May 1961. Its first complete performance was staged in Stockholm in 1964, two years …

24068. 1945

Newt Gingrich

1945 is an alternate history written by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen in 1995, describing the period immediately after World War II wherein the United States had fought only against Japan, allowing Nazi Germany to force a truce with the Soviet Union, after which the two …

24069. Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley

Flags of Our Fathers is a New York Times bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers about the five United States Marines and one United States Navy Corpsman who would eventually be made famous by Joe Rosenthal's lauded photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, one of …

24074. The House That Stood Still

A. E. van Vogt

The House That Stood Still is a science fiction novel by American author A. E. van Vogt, first published in 1950. It was also published under the titles The Mating Cry and The Undercover Aliens.

24089. A Mirror for Observers

Edgar Pangborn

A Mirror for Observers is Edgar Pangborn's second science fiction novel, winner of the International Fantasy Award in 1955. The plot concerns a philosophical conflict between settlers from Mars who attempt to influence human development.

24090. T15 Tarzan Triumphant

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan Triumphant is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Blue Book from October, 1931 through March 1932. It should not be confused with the 1943 film …

24091. The Village in the Treetops

Jules Verne

The Village in the Treetops is a 1901 novel by Jules Verne. The book, one of Verne's "Voyages Extraordinaires", is his take on Darwinism and human development.

24094. London Bridge: Guignol's Band II

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

London Bridge: Guignol's Band II is a novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, published posthumously in 1964. The story follows Ferdinand, an invalided French World War I veteran who lives in exile in London, where he is involved with questionable people and falls in …

24100. The Duplicate

William Sleator

The Duplicate, published in 1988, is a science fiction novel for young adults written by William Sleator.

24101. Marcel Proust: A Life

Jean-Yves Tadié

Marcel Proust: A Life is a book written by Jean-Yves Tadié.

24115. The Mysterious Island

Jules Verne

The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Jules Férat. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the …

24117. Sex and the Single Girl

Helen Gurley Brown

Sex and the Single Girl is a 1962 non-fiction book by American writer Helen Gurley Brown, written as an advice book that encouraged women to become financially independent and experience sexual relationships before or without marriage. The book sold two million copies in three …

24125. A Dying Colonialism

Frantz Fanon

A Dying Colonialism, published in 1959, is an account of the Algerian War written by Frantz Fanon. The book details cultural and political changes that emerge due to the rejection of French colonial oppression by the Algerian.

24126. A Pack of Lies

Geraldine McGaughrean

A Pack of Lies: twelve stories in one is a children's novel with metafictional elements, written by Geraldine McCaughrean and published by Oxford in 1988. It features a family antique shop whose new salesman tells historical tales to sell antiques. The stories vary widely in …

24127. War and Peace

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

24128. Kai Lung's Golden Hours

Ernest Bramah

Kai Lung's Golden Hours is a fantasy novel by Ernest Bramah. It was first published in hardcover in London by Grant Richards Ltd. in October, 1922, and there have been numerous editions since. The first edition included a preface by Hilaire Belloc, which has also been a feature …

24129. Nød

Are Kalvø

24130. Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion …

Stephen Jay Gould

The late Stephen Jay Gould was a man of strong opinions--and not just about evolutionary theory and paleontology, the subjects of fine books of his such as Ever Since Darwin and Wonderful Life. Just get him going on baseball, as readers of his long-running monthly column in …

24145. The Big Snow

Berta Hader

The Big Snow is a book by Berta and Elmer Hader. Released by Macmillan Publishers, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1949.

24146. Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes

Marguerite de Angeli

Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes is a book by Marguerite de Angeli.

24164. Lisp in Small Pieces

Christian Queinnec

Lisp in Small Pieces is a book by Christian Queinnec on Lisp, Scheme and other related dialects, their interpretation, semantics, and compilation and contains code for 11 interpreters and 2 compilers. The English title is a recursive acronym. It was originally published in …

24185. Design for Impact: 50 Years of Airline Safety Cards

Eric Ericson

Design for Impact: 50 Years of Airline Safety Cards is a book written by Eric Ericson and Johan Pihl.

24189. Arthur and the Forbidden City

Luc Besson [director]

Arthur and the Forbidden city is a book by Luc Besson.

24195. Theodore Boone: The Abduction

John Grisham

Theodore Boone: The Abduction, written by John Grisham, is the second book in the Theodore Boone series. It is written for 11- to 13-year-olds.

24199. Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English, more commonly known as Sozaboy, is an anti-war novel by the late author and political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. The novel takes place during the Nigerian Civil War. The main character is Mene who has a naïve impression of soldiery. It will make …

24200. South Sea tales

Jack London

South Sea Tales (1911) is a collection of short stories written by Jack London. Most stories are set in island communities, like those of Hawaii, or are set aboard a ship.



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