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.

24002. That Book ...of Perfectly Useless Information

Mitchell Symons

That Book ...of Perfectly Useless Information, commonly abbreviated as "That Book" is a book written by writer Mitchell Symons, and published in 2004.

24003. 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, …

24005. The Precipice

Ivan Goncharov

The Precipice is the third novel by Ivan Goncharov, first published in January–May 1869 issues of Vestnik Evropy magazine. The novel, conceived in 1849, took twenty years to be completed and has been preceded by the publication of the three extracts: "Sophja Nikolayevna …

24009. 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 …

24015. A Perfect Night to Go to China

David Gilmour

A Perfect Night to Go to China is a novel by David Gilmour, published in 2005. It won the 2005 Governor General's Award for English language fiction.

24023. A Writer's Diary

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A Writer's Diary is a collection of non-fiction and fictional writings by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Taken from pieces written for a periodical which he founded and produced, it is normally published in two volumes: the first covering those published between 1873 and 1876, the second …

24024. Nød

Are Kalvø

24025. 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 …

24038. The Secrets of Vesuvius

Caroline Lawrence

The Secrets of Vesuvius is a children's historical novel set in Roman times by Caroline Lawrence. The novel is the second in the Roman Mysteries series; sequel to The Thieves of Ostia and prequel to The Pirates of Pompeii novels. The Secrets of Vesuvius was the basis for the …

24040. Professor Dowell's head (Macmillan's Best of Soviet …

Alexander Belyaev

When she takes the job and steps through the door of Professor Kern's laboratory, Marie enters a nightmare world she realizes she cannot escape. Instead of a promising medical career, she ends up in the middle of a fight for her life and sanity, where she can trust no one and …

24041. The Stars Are Ours!

Andre Norton

The Stars Are Ours! is a 1954 science fiction novel written by Andre Norton. It describes the first interstellar voyage, undertaken to escape the tyranny that rules the Earth. Norton wrote a sequel, Star Born, which was published in 1957.

24042. 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.

24055. 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 …

24056. A Trumpet in the Wadi

Sammy Michael

A Trumpet in the Wadi is a 1987 novel by Sami Michael. It details a love story between a Russian Jewish immigrant and an Arab woman in the Wadi Nisnas of Haifa. The novel has been adapted for the stage five times in Israel, as well as for a film in 2001. The film version of the …

24057. Tunu

Kim Leine

24071. Circus World

Barry B. Longyear

Circus World is a science fiction collection by Barry B. Longyear about a planet descended entirely from the population of a crashed spaceship carrying a circus. It comprises the following short stories: "The Tryouts" "The Magician's Apprentice" "The Second Law" "Proud Rider" …

24074. Nothing Natural

Jenny Diski

Nothing Natural is the 1986 debut novel by Jenny Diski. It was initially published in hardback through Simon & Schuster and follows a young woman who enters into a sadomasochistic relationship with a charming and domineering man. The book received some backlash upon its …

24075. The Circles of Seven

Bryan Davis

The Circles of Seven is a book published in 2005 that was written by Bryan Davis.

24076. 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 …

24091. 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.

24094. 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.

24096. The Armageddon Blues

Daniel Keys Moran

The Armageddon Blues is a book published in 1988 that was written by Daniel Keys Moran.

24098. 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 …

24100. 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 …

24101. Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

Amazon Exclusive: Hilary Mantel on How She Wrote Bring Up the Bodies Origins of the Book Bring Up the Bodies is the second part of my trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, chief minister to Henry VIII. I have been interested in Cromwell for years, and wanted to get beyond the negative …

24102. 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 …

24103. The Enlightenment, Vol. I: An Interpretation the …

Peter Gay

The eighteenth-century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age, when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world. In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its …

24104. 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, …

24105. The Haw Lantern

Seamus Heaney

The Haw Lantern is a collection of poems written by Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Several of the poems—including the sonnet cycle "Clearances"—explore themes of mortality and loss inspired by the death of his mother, Margaret …

24106. I'll Never Be Young Again

Daphne du Maurier

The iron of the bridge felt hot under my hand. The sun had been upon it all day. Gripping hard with my hands I lifted myself on to the bar and gazed down steadily on the water passing under ... I thought of places I would never see, and women I should never love. A white sea …

24107. Social origins of dictatorship and democracy

Barrington Moore, Jr.

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

24108. In the Heat of the Night

John Ball

In the Heat of the Night is a 1965 novel by John Ball set in the community of Wells, South Carolina. The main character is a black police detective named Virgil Tibbs passing through the small town during a time of bigotry and the civil rights movement. The novel is the basis of …

24109. Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began …

24110. 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 …

24111. Heresy

Anselm Audley

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

24112. Feather Boy

Nicky Singer

Feather boy is a novel by Brighton-based author Nicky Singer; it was first published in 2002 by HarperCollins, under the Collins imprint. The story is about Robert Nobel, a boy who despairs of his newly divorced parents. Robert is the butt of classroom jokes and a victim of …

24113. Letters to Jenny

Piers Anthony

Letters to Jenny is a collection of letters written by Piers Anthony to Jenny Gildwarg, a 12-year-old girl who was run over by a drunk driver on Dec 9th, 1988. The book also contains news of Jenny's progress after the accident.

24114. To Live Again

Robert Silverberg

To Live Again is a 1969 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg.

24116. So Long Been Dreaming

Nalo Hopkinson

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy is an anthology of short stories by African, Asian, South Asian, and Indigenous authors, as well as North American and British writers of colour, edited by the writer Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan. Hopkinson …

24117. America's Great Depression

Murray Rothbard

America's Great Depression is a 1963 treatise on the 1930s Great Depression and its root causes, written by Austrian School economist and author Murray Rothbard. The fifth edition was released in 2000.

24120. Before the Fact

Anthony Berkeley Cox

Before the Fact is a novel by Anthony Berkeley writing under the pen name "Francis Iles". Iles' novel is experimental in that it is not a whodunit: It does not take long to determine the identity of the villain and his motives. According to Colin Dexter, Before the Fact is a …

24121. John Paul Jones

Samuel Eliot Morison

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

24122. Land of the Headless

Adam Roberts

Land of the Headless is a science fiction novel by the British writer Adam Roberts, published in 2007.

24123. Paradise

Mike Resnick

Paradise is a book published in 1989 that was written by Mike Resnick.

24124. Kittyhawk Down

Garry Disher

Kittyhawk Down is a crime novel by Garry Disher published in 2003.

24126. 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 …

24127. 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 …

24128. 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 …

24129. 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 …

24130. The Accidental Asian

Eric Liu

The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker is a collection of memoirs and essays by American writer Eric Liu published in 1998. One of his arguments criticizes the unified Asian American movement with uniform interests. The book was well received by major reviewers, …

24132. Empty World

John Christopher

Empty World is a science fiction novel written by John Christopher aimed at an adolescent audience. It was Christopher's eleventh such novel. The German station ZDF produced a TV adaptation of Empty World in 1987. An updated film adaptation of Empty World is currently in …

24134. Conversations About the End of Time

Umberto Eco

Conversations About the End of Time is a book by Stephen Jay Gould, Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean Delumeau.

24137. The Amber Enchantress

Troy Denning

The Amber Enchantress is a book published in 1992 that was written by Troy Denning.

24138. Darkest Hour

Mark Chadbourn

Darkest Hour is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mark Chadbourn.

24139. Juniper Time

Kate Wilhelm

Juniper Time is a novel written by Kate Wilhelm.

24141. Jigsaw

Sybille Bedford

Jigsaw is a novel written by Sybille Bedford.

24142. The bay of noon

Shirley Hazzard

The Bay of Noon is a 1970 novel by the Australian author Shirley Hazzard. It was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010.

24144. Heartstones

Ruth Rendell

Heartstones is a novella by British author Ruth Rendell, published in 1987. It was also published by Longman in a special educational edition in 1990.

24145. 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 …

24148. 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 …

24149. The Dark Arena

Mario Puzo

The Dark Arena is the first novel by Mario Puzo, published in 1955. The book follows Walter Mosca, an American World War II veteran who returns to Germany for his girlfriend, Hella. The novel explores life in post-war Germany, a place where the standard currency is not the …

24150. Pascali's Island

Barry Unsworth

Pascali's Island is a novel by Barry Unsworth, first published in 1980. The first United States publication of the book by Simon & Schuster was titled The Idol Hunter. The film version, produced in, was written and directed by James Dearden. It stars Ben Kingsley, Charles …

24151. The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine …

Michael Moorcock

The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the 20th Century: A Romance is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is part of his long running Jerry Cornelius series. It was first published in 1976 by Quartet Books in the UK.

24152. 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 …

24154. Confessions of an Actor

Laurence Olivier

Confessions of an Actor is Laurence Olivier's autobiography. It was published in 1982, seven years before the actor's death.

24156. The Covenant of the Crown

Howard Weinstein

The Covenant of the Crown is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Howard Weinstein.

24158. 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 …

24159. Cyborg

Martin Caidin

Cyborg is the title of a science fiction/secret agent novel by Martin Caidin which was first published in 1972. The novel also included elements of speculative fiction, and was adapted as the television movie The Six Million Dollar Man, which was followed by a weekly series, and …

24161. The Cream of the Jest

James Branch Cabell

The Cream of the Jest : A Comedy of Evasions is a comical and philosophical novel with possible fantasy elements, by James Branch Cabell, published in 1917. Much of it consists of the historical dreams and philosophical reflections of the main character, the famous writer Felix …

24162. Orion in the Dying Time

Ben Bova

Orion in the Dying time is a 1990 novel by science fiction author Ben Bova. It follows Orion as he finds himself in the Neolithic having been sent there by the Creators who plan on him stopping the mad creature Set in his grandiose plans to destroy human kind and to repopulate …

24163. Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player

Anthony Holden

Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player is a book by Anthony Holden. The book details a year Holden spent playing poker around the world, attempting to make a living, or at least a profit, from the endeavor. The book details many things about the gamesmanship of poker. …

24164. The Lion of Comarre and Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

The Lion of Comarre & Against the Fall of Night are early stories by Arthur C. Clarke collected together for publication in 1968 by Harcourt Brace and by Gollancz in London in 1970, it has been reprinted several times. Both concern Earth in the far future, with a utopian but …

24166. From Atlantis to the Sphinx

Colin Wilson

From Atlantis to the Sphinx is a work of non-fiction by British author, Colin Wilson, with the subheading Recovering the Lost Wisdom of the Ancient World. Wilson proposes in the text that the Great Sphinx of Giza was constructed by a technologically advanced people "nearly …

24167. Act of Love

Joe R. Lansdale

Act of Love is a 1981 serial killer horror novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale. This is Lansdale's first full length novel.

24168. The Malcontenta

Barry Maitland

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

24169. The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam …

Ben Macintyre

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief is a book by Ben Macintyre.

24170. In Search of a Distant Voice

Taichi Yamada

In Search of a Distant Voice is a novel by Japanese writer Taichi Yamada. It was first published in Japan in 1986, and was translated for English-language publication in 2006 by Michael Emmerich. The novel seems to be an elaboration on the dangers of emotional repression in …

24171. Rapture

David Sosnowski

Rapture is a 1996 novel by David Sosnowski. The overarching story of this book deals with the effects on society when normal people begin sprouting angelic wings. The story follows two main characters; Alexander 'Zander' Wiles is a petty crook suffering from acute agoraphobia, …

24175. Peppe the Lamplighter

Elisa Bartone

Peppe the Lamplighter is a book written by Elisa Bartone and illustrated by Ted lewin.

24177. 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 …

24178. The Fallible Fiend

L. Sprague de Camp

The Fallible Fiend is a fantasy novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp, the third book of his Novarian series. It was first published as a two-part serial in the magazine Fantastic for December 1972 and February 1973, and subsequently expanded and revised for book …

24179. The Ribbajack

Brian Jacques

The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns is a fantasy book by Brian Jacques, published in 2004. It was published the same year as the Redwall book Rakkety Tam. There are six tales in this book, all of them like the tales in "Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales," by the same author. …

24180. Ornamentalism

David Cannadine

Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire is a book by David Cannadine about British perceptions of the British Empire. Cannadine argues that class, rank and status were more important to the British Empire than race. The title of the work Ornamentalism is a direct …

24182. Necroscope: Avengers

Brian Lumley

Necroscope: Avengers is a book published in 2000 that was written by Brian Lumley.

24183. The Ballad of Beta-2

Samuel R. Delany

The Ballad of Beta-2 is a 1965 science fiction novel by Samuel R. Delany The book was originally published as Ace Double M-121, together with Alpha Yes, Terra No! by Emil Petaja. The first stand alone edition was published in 1971. In 1977 a corrected edition came out, in a …

24185. Old town in the green groves

Cynthia Rylant

Old Town in the Green Groves, by Cynthia Rylant, is a novel based on some notes left by Laura Ingalls Wilder and a general knowledge about her life and the times. This book is not officially part of the Little House series, but describes the years between On the Banks Of Plum …

24186. Dragonflight

Anne McCaffrey

Dragonflight is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It is the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series. Dragonflight was first published by Ballantine Books in July 1968. It is a fix-up of novellas, including two which made McCaffrey the …

24189. The Gospel According to Judas

Jeffrey Archer

The Gospel According to Judas is a 2007 novella by Jeffrey Archer and Frank Moloney which presents the events of the New Testament through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

24191. The Little Red Caboose

Marian Potter

The Little Red Caboose is a children's book by Marian Potter and illustrated by Tibor Gergely, first published in 1953. It tells the story of a caboose who longs to be as popular as the steam engine at the front of the train, and gains the respect and admiration of all when it …

24192. Forged in the Fire

Ann Turnbull

Forged in the Fire is a 2006 novel for young adults by Ann Turnbull, about Quaker life in the 1660s. It is the sequel to No Shame, No Fear, published in 2003. In Forged in the Fire, Will and Susanna are separated despite their love; Will is working as a bookseller in London, …

24198. 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 …

24199. The Empty Chair

Diane Duane

The Empty Chair is a book published in 2006 that was written by Diane Duane.



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