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.

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24032. The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary is a book-length essay by the Nobel Prize–winning Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa which examines Flaubert's Madame Bovary as the first modern novel. The first part of the book has an autobiographical tone; Vargas Llosa then …

24045. Hell Has No Limits

José Donoso

Hell Has No Limits is a 1966 novel written by Chilean José Donoso. The novel is set south of the Chilean capital, Santiago, in a small town near the regional center of Talca. It tells the story of a bordello, and details the prostitutes' way of life. The main character is …

24051. The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir is a book by Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Brian Winter.

24061. The train was on time

Heinrich Böll

The Train Was on Time is the first published novel by German author Heinrich Böll. It dates from 1949. The book centres on the story of a German soldier, Andreas, taking a train from Paris to Przemyśl. The story focuses on the experience of German soldiers during the Second …

24071. Mexico, Biography of Power: A History of Modern …

Enrique Krauze

Mexico, Biography of Power: A History of Modern Mexico, 1810-1996 is a book by Enrique Krauze.

24083. Tunu

Kim Leine

24096. Paradiso

José Lezama Lima

Paradiso was the only novel by Cuban poet José Lezama Lima to be completed and published during his lifetime. Written in an elaborately baroque style, the narrative follows the childhood and youth of José Cemí, and depicts many scenes which resonate with Lezama's own life as a …

24097. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

24101. The Wind Through The Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #8)

Stephen King

For readers new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through The Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing …

24103. A Court of Thorns and Roses eSampler

Sarah J. Maas

Discover the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series in this gorgeous box set.When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only …

24104. Pictures By JRR Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

This collection of pictures, with a revised text by Christopher Tolkien, provides an insight into Tolkien's visual conception of many of the places and characters familiar to readers of such books as "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion". Examples of his …

24105. Ancillary Justice

Ann Leckie

The sequel to Ancillary Justice, the only novel to ever win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards, and the second book in Ann Leckie's New York Times bestselling series. Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, …

24106. 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 …

24107. The Elected Member

Bernice Rubens

The Elected Member is a Booker Prize-winning novel by Welsh writer Bernice Rubens.

24108. Social origins of dictatorship and democracy

Barrington Moore, Jr.

Social origins of dictatorship and democracy is a book written by Barrington Moore Jr.

24109. The Mandelbaum Gate

Muriel Spark

The Mandelbaum Gate is a novel written by Scottish author Muriel Spark published in 1965. The title refers to the Mandelbaum Gate in Jerusalem around which the novel is set. In 1965, it won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize that year. In 2012, it was shortlisted for the Best …

24111. Alongside Night

J. Neil Schulman

Alongside Night is a dystopian novel by science fiction writer J. Neil Schulman intended to articulate the principles of Agorism, a political philosophy created by Samuel Edward Konkin III, to whom Schulman dedicated the work. It was first published during 1979 by Crown …

24112. Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams

Nick Tosches

Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams is a biography of Dean Martin written by Nick Tosches. It draws heavily from interviews Tosches did with Jerry Lewis and Martin's second wife, and lifelong friend Jeanne Biegger. The story begins with the births of Martin's …

24113. Heresy

Anselm Audley

Heresy is a book published in 2001 that was written by Anselm Audley.

24116. Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology

Paul Broks

Into the Silent Land is a collection of case studies and short tutorials on neuropsychology, which is the science of analyzing the relationship between personality, performance, and the anatomical and physiological structure of the brain. Fusing classic cases of neuropsychology …

24117. The Children of Sanchez

Oscar Lewis

The Children of Sanchez is a 1961 book by American anthropologist Oscar Lewis about a Mexican family living in the Mexico City slum of Tepito, which he studied as part of his program to develop his concept of culture of poverty. Due to criticisms expressed by members of the …

24118. John Paul Jones

Samuel Eliot Morison

John Paul Jones is a book written by Samuel Eliot Morison.

24119. Mrs. Roberto

Van Reid

Mrs. Roberto is a book published in 2003 that was written by Van Reid.

24120. The Coming Race

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The Coming Race is an 1871 novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, reprinted as Vril, the Power of the Coming Race. Among its readers have been those who have believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" is accurate, to the extent …

24121. The New Industrial State

John Kenneth Galbraith

The New Industrial State is a 1967 book by John Kenneth Galbraith. In it, Galbraith asserts that within the industrial sectors of modern capitalist societies, the traditional mechanism of supply and demand is supplanted by the planning of large corporations, using techniques …

24123. Janissaries III: Storms of Victory

Jerry Pournelle

Janissaries III: Storms of Victory is a novel by science fiction authors Jerry Pournelle and Roland J. Green, the third book of Pournelle's Janissaries series. It was originally published in 1987 and, unlike the first two books in the series, was not illustrated. In 1996 …

24124. The Marriage of Sense and Soul: Integrating Science …

Ken Wilber

The Marriage of Sense and Soul: Integrating Science and Religion is a 1998 book by American author Ken Wilber. It reasons that by adopting contemplative disciplines related to Spirit and commissioning them within a context of broad science, that "the spiritual, subjective world …

24126. The Tightrope Men

Desmond Bagley

The Tightrope Men is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1973.

24127. The Watch That Ends the Night

Hugh MacLennan

The Watch That Ends the Night is a novel by Canadian author and academic Hugh MacLennan. The title refers to a line in Isaac Watts' interpretation of Psalm 90. It was first published in 1959 by Macmillan of Canada.

24129. The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its original content, the novella became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often …

24130. Abba Abba

Anthony Burgess

Abba Abba was published in 1977. It is English writer Anthony Burgess's 22nd novel. The theme is the last months in the life of John Keats. The sonnets of Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli that feature in the novel were translated by Burgess's Italian wife, Liana Burgess.

24132. Star Light

Hal Clement

Star Light is a science fiction novel by Hal Clement. It is the sequel to one of Clement's earlier books, Mission of Gravity. The novel was serialized in four parts in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Magazine from June to September 1970. Star Light was first published as a …

24134. The World in the Evening

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood writes another quasi-fictional account of love, loss, and regret in 'The World in the Evening'. As in many Isherwood novels, the main character is caught in a contest between his personal egoism and the needs of friends and lovers. This novel has also been …

24135. Marnie

Winston Graham

Marnie is an English novel first published in 1961 which was written by Winston Graham. It is about a young woman who makes a living by embezzling from her employers, moving on, and changing her identity. She is finally caught in the act by one of her employers, a young widower …

24140. The Afterlife

Donald Antrim

A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceIn the winter of 2000, shortly after his mother's death, Donald Antrim began writing about his family. In pieces that appeared in The New Yorker and were anthologized in Best American Essays, Antrim explored his intense and complicated …

24141. The Holder of the World

Bharati Mukherjee

The Holder of the World, is a novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It is a retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, placing the story in two centuries. The novel involves time travel via virtual reality, locating itself in 20th century Boston, 17th century …

24142. Hannibal's Children

John Maddox Roberts

Hannibal's Children is the 2002 alternate history novel by John Maddox Roberts.

24143. Moloch: or, This Gentile World

Henry Miller

Moloch: or, This Gentile World is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Henry Miller in 1927-28, initially under the guise of a novel written by his wife, June. The book went unpublished until 1992, 65 years after it was written and 12 years after Miller’s death. It is widely …

24146. 24 Hour Comics

Neil Gaiman

The challenge: create an entire 24-page comic book in 24 consecutive hours. Hundreds of cartoonists have taken this challenge, turning out works that were amazing, amusing, or revelatory. Four-time Harvey Award and Eisner Award winner Scott McCloud, comicdom's top theoretician …

24147. A Sword for a Dragon

Christopher Rowley

A Sword for a Dragon is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley. The book is the second in the Dragons of the Argonath series that follows the adventures of a human boy, Relkin, and his dragon, Bazil Broketail as they fight in the Argonath Legion’s 109th Marneri Dragons. …

24148. Dragons of War

Christopher Rowley

Dragons of War is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley. The book is the third in the Dragons of the Argonath series that follows the adventures of a human boy, Relkin, and his dragon, Bazil Broketail as they fight in the Argonath Legion’s 109th Marneri Dragons. When a …

24150. Squaring the Circle

Niel Hancock

Squaring the Circle is a book published in 1977 that was written by Niel Hancock.

24152. 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.

24153. The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who …

24154. Space Opera

Jack Vance

Space Opera is a novel by the American science fiction author Jack Vance, first published in 1965.

24156. Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night

K. W. Jeter

Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night is a science fiction novel by K. W. Jeter that continues the story of Rick Deckard. It is the sequel to Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human, which was a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner, and the book on which the film was based, Do …

24157. The King of the Golden River

John Ruskin

The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers: A Legend of Stiria by John Ruskin was originally written in 1841 for the twelve-year-old Effie Gray, whom Ruskin later married. It was published in book form in 1851, and became an early Victorian classic which sold out three …

24159. Bright Messengers

Gentry Lee

Bright Messengers is a book published in 1995 that was written by Gentry Lee.

24160. The House by The Thames

Gillian Tindall

The House by The Thames: and the people who lived there is a 2006 book by British writer Gillian Tindall. A second edition was released in 2007 by Pimlico

24161. The Malcontenta

Barry Maitland

The Malcontenta is a 1995 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Barry Maitland.

24167. The Anderson Tapes

Lawrence Sanders

The Anderson Tapes is the debut crime fiction novel by Lawrence Sanders, published in 1970. The story revolves around the complicated burglary of an entire upscale New York apartment building by a gang of ex-convicts, who are unaware that the entire operation is under wiretap …

24170. The Greenstone Grail

Jan Siegel

The Greenstone Grail is a book published in 2004 that was written by Jan Siegel.

24173. Assemblers of Infinity

Kevin J. Anderson

Assemblers of Infinity is a science-fiction novel by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason. It first appeared in print in serialized form in the American magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact from September to December 1992 and was published in 1993 by Bantam Spectra. In 1994 it …

24174. British Summertime

Paul Cornell

British Summertime is a science fantasy novel by Paul Cornell, first published by Gollancz in 2002. It is Cornell's second novel to be published. It is notable for its use of Christian and Gnostic themes; realistic contemporary settings, principally around Bath, Somerset; and …

24178. Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that …

Arthur L. Herman

Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age is a book by Arthur Herman.

24186. The Outlaw of Torn

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Outlaw of Torn is a 1927 historical novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally published as a five-part serial in New Story Magazine from January to May, 1914. It was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1927. It was his second novel, his first being the science …

24191. Swordbird

Nancy Yi Fan

Swordbird is a children's fantasy novel written by Nancy Yi Fan. A prequel, Sword Quest, was released January 22, 2008. A sequel, Sword Mountain, based on Sword Mountain, home of an eagle tribe mentioned in Sword Quest, was published in early 2012.

24195. Tomoe Gozen

Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Tomoe Gozen is a novel by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, published in 1981. Set in an alternate universe resembling feudal Japan, the book combines the tale of historical female samurai Tomoe Gozen with the legends and creatures of Japanese mythology to create an action-adventure …

24196. Greener Grass: The Famine Years

Caroline Pignat

Greener Grass, published in 2009, is the second novel of Canadian author Caroline Pignat. The story revolves around a 14-year-old girl, Kit Byrne, living during the Great Famine of 1847 in Ireland. The Byrne family faces imminent eviction when their landlord, Lord Fraser, wants …



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