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.

24601. 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 …

24603. 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 …

24604. 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 …

24605. A House and Its Head

Ivy Compton-Burnett

A House and Its Head is a 1935 novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett. The main theme of the book is the family unit, and through this gender struggles are portrayed. Duncan Edgeworth's relationship with his wife Ellen can be seen as problematic from very early on, and it is even assumed …

24606. The Prometheus Design

Sondra Marshak

The Prometheus Design is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath.

24607. Crypt of the Shadowking

Mark Anthony

Crypt of the Shadowking is a fantasy novel by Mark Anthony, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the sixth novel in "The Harpers" series. It was published in paperback in March 1993.

24608. Real World Haskell

Bryan O'Sullivan

Real World Haskell is an O'Reilly Media book, ISBN 978-0-596-51498-3, about the Haskell programming language by Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen and features a rhinoceros beetle as its mascot. It won a 2009 Jolt Award.

24610. 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.

24611. Air Apparent

Piers Anthony

Air Apparent is the thirty-first book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony, which was first mentioned in the "Author's Note" in Currant Events. Piers Anthony stated that notions from his readers have already been set aside for use in this installment in the same "Author's Note."

24613. Witch Ball

Linda Joy Singleton

Witch Ball is a book published in 2006 that was written by Linda Joy Singleton.

24614. Alyzon Whitestarr

Isobelle Carmody

Are Alyzon’s new abilities a blessing . . . or a curse?Alyzon Whitestarr doesn't take after her musically talented father or her nocturnal, artistic mother. In fact, she’s the most normal member of a very eccentric family . . . until the day that an accident leaves her more …

24615. Witch's Sister

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Witch's Sister is a book published in 1975 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

24616. 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 …

24617. The Monarch of the Glen

Compton Mackenzie

The Monarch of the Glen is a Scottish comic farce novel written by English-born Scottish author Compton Mackenzie and published in 1941. The first in Mackenzie's Highland Novels series, it depicts the life in the fictional Scottish castle of Glenbogle. The television programme …

24620. The Twinkie Squad

Gordon Korman

The Twinkie Squad is a children's novel written by Gordan Korman published in 1992. The story follows the mis-adventures of Armando "Commando" Rivera, a feisty, popular basketball-obsessed hotshot who often gets in trouble with bullies and teachers; and Douglas Fairchild, the …

24621. A New Life

Bernard Malamud

A New Life is a semi-autobiographical campus novel by Bernard Malamud first published in 1961. It is Malamud's third published novel.

24623. 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 …

24624. The Elected Member

Bernice Rubens

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

24625. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall

Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Crumbling Wall is the twenty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1945 under Carolyn Keene, a pseudonym of the ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

24626. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope …

Katherine Boo

This enhanced eBook features exclusive video footage shot over the course of three years by the author and several children of the Annawadi slum.From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking …

24627. A Season in the Life of Emmanuel

Marie-Claire Blais

A Season in the Life of Emmanuel is a French Canadian novel by Marie-Claire Blais, published in 1965. The novel centres on a large rural farm family in Quebec headed by domineering matriarch Antoinette, and depicts their lives around the time of the birth of Emmanuel, the …

24643. The Disappearing Floor

Franklin W. Dixon

The Disappearing Floor is Volume 19 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Button in 1940. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically revised …

24644. The Search for Roots

Primo Levi

The Search for Roots: A Personal Anthology is a compilation of thirty pieces of prose and poetry selected by Italian-Jewish author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi as part of an abortive project by his original Italian publisher Einaudi to identify the texts which most …

24645. Perilous Dreams

Andre Norton

Perilous Dreams is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in June 1976, with a cover and frontispiece by George Barr; it was reprinted in September 1978, July 1982 and September 1987. …

24646. Player's Handbook II

David Noonan

Player's Handbook II is the title of a third edition Dungeons & Dragons supplement. It is a handbook of rules and guidelines for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. As the name implies, the book is a supplement to the edition's Player's Handbook. It introduces …

24652. Can't Pay? Won't Pay!

Dario Fo

Can't Pay? Won't Pay! is play originally written in Italian by Dario Fo. Regarded as Fo's best-known play internationally after Morte accidentale di un anarchico, it had been performed in 35 countries by 1990. Considered a Marxist, political farce, it is one of Fo's most famous …

24653. How to Read Donald Duck

Ariel Dorfman

How to Read Donald Duck is an early work critiquing popular cultural forms that has been labelled by some as communist propaganda written by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart. It discusses the impact of comic books featuring the Walt Disney Duck cartoon characters. The book was …

24657. The Purple Decades

Tom Wolfe

The Purple Decades: A Reader is a collection of the non-fiction writing of Tom Wolfe, published in 1982. The book contains 20 pieces of Wolfe's best-known writing.

24669. The sacred mushroom and the cross

J.M. Allegro

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East is a 1970 book about the linguistics of early Christianity and fertility cults in the Ancient Near East. It was written by John Marco Allegro.

24670. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the …

David Brion Davis

Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World is a book by American cultural and intellectual historian David Brion Davis, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. It recounts the history of slavery in a global context. It was praised widely as a full and …

24672. Book of Longing

Leonard Cohen

Book of Longing is the first new poetry book by Leonard Cohen since 1984's Book of Mercy. First published in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart, Book of Longing contains 167 previously unpublished poems and drawings, mostly written at a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy in California, …

24673. Daughter of Earth

Agnes Smedley

Daughter of Earth is an autobiographical novel by the American author and journalist Agnes Smedley. The novel chronicles the years of Marie Rogers’s tumultuous childhood, struggles in relationships with men, time working with the Socialist Party, and involvement in the Indian …

24678. Ride the Tiger

Julius Evola

Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul is a 1961 book by Italian Traditionalist philosopher Julius Evola. The first English translation was published by Inner Traditions in 2003. In Ride the Tiger, Evola argues that the modern world has become totally …

24681. Women of the Celts

Jean Markale

Historian Markale takes us deep into a mythical world where both man and woman become whole by realizing the feminine principle in its entirety. The author explores the rich heritage of Celtic women in history, myth, and ritual, showing how these traditions compare to modern …

24686. Red Earth, White Lies

Vine Deloria, Jr.

Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact is a book by Native American author Vine Deloria, originally published in 1995. The book's central theme is to criticize the scientific consensus which has, in his words, created "a largely fictional …

24687. Star Songs of an Old Primate

James Tiptree, Jr.

Star Songs of an Old Primate is the third short story collection by Alice Sheldon. It was published by Del Rey Books in 1978. It was the first of Tiptree's books published after the revelation that Tiptree was a female, rather than male, writer.

24690. The Dog Said Bow-Wow

Michael Swanwick

"The Dog Said Bow-Wow" is a science fiction short story by American writer Michael Swanwick, published in 2001. It won the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and was nominated for the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. The Dog Said Bow-Wow is the title story of his 2007 …

24692. Witch Wood

John Buchan

Witch Wood is a 1927 novel written by the Scots author and politician John Buchan. It is set in the 17th century, at the time of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. The protagonist, David Semphill, is a newly-ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, who has recently arrived in …

24694. The Survivors of the Chancellor

Jules Verne

The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger is an 1875 novel written by Jules Verne about the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one of its passengers.

24695. The Fur Country

Jules Verne

The Fur Country is an adventure novel by Jules Verne in The Extraordinary Voyages series, first published in 1873. The novel was serialized in Magasin d’Éducation et de Récréation from September 1872 to December 1873. The two-volume first original French edition and the first …

24699. Tarzan and the Leopard Men

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Leopard Men is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the eighteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Its plot has nothing in common with the 1946 film "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman."

24700. Tarzan's Quest

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan's Quest is a 1935/1936 story written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the nineteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Originally serialized in six parts, as “Tarzan and the Immortal Men”, in The Blue Book Magazine, from October 1935 to March 1936; the …

24701. The Klingon Gambit

Robert E. Vardeman

The Klingon Gambit is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Robert E. Vardeman.

24709. Colonialism and Neocolonialism

Jean-Paul Sartre

Colonialism and Neocolonialism by Jean-Paul Sartre is controversial and influential critique of French policies in Algeria. It argues for French disengagement from its former Overseas Empire and controversially defending the rights of violent resistance by groups such as the …

24710. Life's Lottery

Kim Newman

Life's Lottery is a speculative fiction novel by Kim Newman, published in 1999. Loosely connected to Newman's The Quorum, Life's Lottery is written in second-person and invites the reader to assume the role of the protagonist, an Englishman named Keith Marion, and make decisions …

24719. A Sicilian Romance

Ann Radcliffe

A Sicilian Romance is a gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. It was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790. The plot concerns the fallen nobility of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who learns of their …

24727. Higher-Order Perl

Mark Jason Dominus

Higher-Order Perl: Transforming Programs with Programs, is a book about the Perl programming language written by Mark Jason Dominus with the goal to teach Perl programmers with a strong C and Unix background how to use techniques with roots in functional programming languages …

24728. Batman: The Stone King

Alan Grant

Batman: The Stone King is a book published in 2002 that was written by Alan Grant.

24732. The Final Battle

William C. Dietz

The Final Battle is a military science fiction novel by William C. Dietz, first published by Ace Books in 1995. This is the second book in the 9 book legion series by Dietz. The Confederacy is threatened by an uprising of the Hudathans, an unfeeling reptilian race that has built …

24734. The odd woman

Gail Godwin

The odd woman is the 1974 book written by Gail Godwin.

24735. The Third World War: The Untold Story

John Hackett

The Third World War: The Untold Story is a novel by Sir John Hackett portraying a fictional Third World War between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces which breaks out in 1985, written in the style of a non-fiction, post-event historical account. The book was published in 1982 by …

24736. Heavenly Breakfast

Samuel R. Delany

Heavenly Breakfast is a 1979 autobigraphical novel by author, professor, and critic Samuel R. Delany. It details a few years of his life he spent living in a commune in New York City during the winter of 1968. Heavenly Breakfast was also the name of the folk band that lived in …

24737. Miau

Benito Pérez Galdós

Miau is a realistic novel by Spanish writer Benito Pérez Galdós, released in 1888. It tells a story about a middle-low class family of Madrid in the 19th century. The main character is Ramón Villaamil, an ex-employée from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He lives with his …

24739. Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and …

Dan Franck

A legendary capital of the arts, Paris hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture -- particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the flowering of fauvism, cubism, dadaism, and surrealism. InBohemian Paris,Dan Franck leads us on a vivid and …

24765. Red Midnight

Ben Mikaelsen

When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's village, they destroy everything in their path -- including his home and family. Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guatemala behind forever. So …

24766. The Thief Queen's Daughter

Elizabeth Haydon

The Thief Queen's Daughter is the second book in The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series by Elizabeth Haydon. It was released in July 2007. The book is illustrated by Jason Chan.

24771. Midnight Rain

Holly Lisle

Midnight Rain is a paranormal romantic suspense novel by Holly Lisle, published in 2004, the first novel of this type Lisle has published. The protagonist of the novel is Phoebe Rain, a young woman who narrowly escaped being murdered by her ex-husband.

24776. Tierra del Fuego

Francisco Coloane

âFrancisco Coloane is the Jack London of our times.â âAlvaro MutisThese spellbinding stories of adventure and discovery are populated with explorers, fortune hunters, revolutionaries, seafarers, shipâs captains, and smugglers. But the undeniable protagonist in all nine stories …

24778. Three exemplary novels

Miguel de Unamuno

'No Spanish voice was heard during the fifty years of his active intellectual life which could compare with his in the strength of his passion nor in the profound seriousness with which he challenged every complacency...The central idea in all his fiction is the struggle to …

24779. La Folle De Chaillot

Jean Giraudoux

THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT, originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, has remained remarkably up-to-date. When it was first revived, the actor Georges Wilson wrote, "It is a prophetic play in the sense that the dangers denounced more than twenty years ago have …

24780. Niebla/Abel Sanchez

Miguel de Unamuno

Niebla/Abel Sanchez is a book written by Miguel de Unamuno.

24783. The Mystery of the Flying Express

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery Of The Flying Express is Volume 20 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Button in 1941. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

24793. The Age of Conversation

Benedetta Craveri

The Age of Conversation is a book by Benedetta Craveri.



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