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.

24803. Four Past Midnight

Stephen King

The Bram Stoker Prize-winner for Best Fiction Collection—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post). Now available in paperback from Scribner for the first time. With the recent success of the Hulu series 11/22/63 starring …

24804. Nude Men

Amanda Filipacchi

Nude Men is the 1993 debut novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. At age twenty-two, she wrote it as her thesis for Columbia University's graduate creative writing program. It was published by Viking in hardback and by Penguin in paperback, and was translated into 13 …

24805. El Diablo En LA Cabeza

Bernard-Henri Lévy

PREMIO MEDICIS 1984. 155 PAGINAS. Cinco visiones del mundo le son propuestas al lector para aproximarle a Benjamín C. el protagonista. Es la historia de una vida que encierra todas las vidas en un largo discurso itinerante para una generación que perdió sus ilusiones asediada …

24806. Marguerite Duras: A Life

Laure Adler

Laure Adler contacted Marguerite Duras in the 1970s, after finding consolation from one of her novels after the death of her child, and they became friends. Years later, she became Duras' official biographer, and they embarked on two years of tape-recorded conversations. The …

24807. How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

John Cassidy

How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by economist and journalist John Cassidy, examines the history of economic theory and diagnoses the recent rise and fall of markets, particularly the housing bubble and credit crisis. How Markets Fail argues against unfettered …

24810. 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 …

24812. The Guardians

John Christopher

The Guardians is a young-adult science fiction novel written by John Christopher and published by Hamilton in 1970. Set in the year 2052, it depicts an authoritarian England divided into two distinct societies: the modern, overpopulated "Conurbs" and the aristocratic, rarefied …

24814. Taking Pictures

Anne Enright

Taking Pictures is the second collection of short stories by Irish writer Anne Enright. It was first published in 2008.

24816. Careless

Deborah Robertson

Careless is a 2006 novel by Australian author Deborah Robertson.

24821. Weaver

Stephen Baxter

Weaver is an alternate history and science fiction work authored by Stephen Baxter. It is the fourth and final novel in his Time's Tapestry quartet, which deals with psionic broadcast of history-altering content within trans-temporal lucid dreams.

24829. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

Ida Fink

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories, written by Ida Fink, is a collection of fictional short stories relating various characters to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. Originally written in Polish, it was translated by Madeline Levine and Francine Prose. The novel won the …

24832. Dream of Fair to Middling Women

Samuel Beckett

Dream of Fair to Middling Women is Samuel Beckett’s first novel. Written in English "in a matter of weeks" in 1932 when Beckett was only 26 and living in Paris, the clearly autobiographical novel was rejected by publishers and shelved by the author. It plays in the town of …

24835. Vercoquin and the Plankton

Boris Vian

Vercoquin and the Plankton is a 1946 novel by the French writer Boris Vian, published by Éditions Gallimard.

24845. The Last Opium Den

Nick Tosches

The Last Opium Den is an investigative journalism/travel book by Nick Tosches. It was originally an article in Vanity Fair, where Tosches is a contributing editor. Tosches travels the world seeking the titular establishment. He also spends time discussing the heroin/opium trade, …

24847. Port of Saints

William S. Burroughs

Port of Saints is a novel by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. First published in 1973, it was the last major work Burroughs wrote during his self-imposed exile in Europe during the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of Burroughs' shorter novels, the book utilizes …

24848. The Good Shepherd

C. S. Forester

The Good Shepherd is a nautical and war novel by C.S. Forester, best known as the creator of fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower.

24849. The Saint in New York

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in New York is a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton in 1935. It was published in the United States by Doubleday in January 1935. A shorter version of the novel had previously been published in the September …

24850. 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. …

24851. 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 …

24855. Confederates

Thomas Keneally

Confederates is a novel by the Australian author Thomas Keneally which uses the American Civil War as its main subject matter. Confederates uses the United States Civil War as a setting for a more personal conflict between neighbors. In the midst of the war's climactic battle -- …

24856. The Sublime Object of Ideology

Slavoj Žižek

The Sublime Object of Ideology is a book by Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek. The book, which Žižek believes to be one of his best, essentially thematizes the Kantian notion of the sublime in order to liken ideology to the experience of something that is …

24858. Philosophical Explanations

Robert Nozick

Philosophical Explanations is a 1981 metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical treatise by Robert Nozick.

24859. Jubiabá

Jorge Amado

Jubiabá is a Brazilian modernist novel written by Jorge Amado in 1935. It earned Amado an international reputation, being hailed by Albert Camus as “a magnificent and haunting” book. Begun in 1934 in Conceição da Feira in Bahia, when Jorge Amado was 22, Jubiabá was completed in …

24863. 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.

24866. Earthworks

Brian Aldiss

Earthworks is a 1965 dystopian science fiction novel by prolific British science fiction author Brian Aldiss.

24867. Dark Universe

Daniel F. Galouye

Dark Universe is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Daniel F. Galouye, first published in 1961. It is currently in publication by Victor Gollancz Ltd as a collector's edition. The book was nominated for a Hugo award in 1962.

24869. Alien Harvest

Robert Sheckley

Alien Harvest is a book published in 1995 that was written by Robert Sheckley,.

24871. Midnight's Mask

Paul S. Kemp

Midnight's Mask is a fantasy novel by Paul S. Kemp, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Erevis Cale Trilogy". It was published in paperback in November 2005. The Erevis Cale Trilogy …

24872. Mr Cogito

Zbigniew Herbert

Mr Cogito is a literary work by the Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert.

24873. Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, The Golden …

Leszek Kołakowski

Main Currents of Marxism: Its Origins, Growth and Dissolution is a work about Marxism by political philosopher Leszek Kołakowski. Its three volumes in English are: 1: The Founders, II: The Golden Age, and III: The Breakdown. It was first published in Polish in Paris in 1976, …

24875. 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 …

24878. The Oak and the Ram

Michael Moorcock

The Oak and the Ram is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

24884. The Thirteenth Tribe

Arthur Koestler

The Thirteenth Tribe is a 1976 book by Arthur Koestler, in which he advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the historical Israelites of antiquity, but from Khazars, a Turkic people. Koestler's hypothesis is that the Khazars migrated westwards into Eastern …

24885. 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 …

24886. The Ship of Ishtar

Abraham Merritt

The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1924, it has appeared in book form innumerable times.

24889. The Manticore's Secret

Samit Basu

The Manticore's Secret is the second novel in Indian fantasy author Samit Basu's GameWorld trilogy.

24890. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

Arthur Ransome

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship is a book illustrated by Uri Shulevitz that retells a Russian fairy tale of the same name. The text is taken from Arthur Ransome's version of the story in the 1916 book Old Peter's Russian Tales; Ransome had collected the folktale when …

24892. The Barracks

John McGahern

The Barracks was the first novel by Irish writer John McGahern. Critically acclaimed when it was published in 1963, it won the AE Memorial Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and the Macauley Fellowship. The Barracks is set in a police barracks similar to the one McGahern …

24894. Marilyn: Norma Jean

Gloria Steinem

Marilyn: Norma Jean is a biography of Marilyn Monroe by feminist Gloria Steinem. Published in 1988, the book features pictures by photographer George Barris and thus evokes Norman Mailer's 1973 controversial biography Marilyn that also essentially is a long essay on Monroe added …

24902. Babylon 5: Personal Agendas

Al Sarrantonio

Personal Agendas is the eighth book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by Al Sarrantonio.

24903. Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Charles Sheffield

“Truly a love story of the ages.”—The Orlando Sentinel “Will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—David Brin “One of the most imaginative, exciting talents to appear on the SF scene.”—Publishers Weekly “Ambitious, elegiac, and ultimately satisfying.”—San Francisco Chronicle Ana …

24904. Dead Man's Handle

Peter O'Donnell

Dead Man's Handle is the title of a 1985 action-adventure/spy novel written by Peter O'Donnell. It was the eleventh and final full-length novel chronicling the adventures of O'Donnell's comic strip creation, Modesty Blaise. Although O'Donnell continued to write the comic strip, …

24905. The Xanadu Talisman

Peter O'Donnell

The Xanadu Talisman is the title of an action-adventure/spy novel by Peter O'Donnell that was first published in 1981, featuring the character Modesty Blaise. This was the tenth book to feature the character. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Souvenir Press.

24906. The Cave Girl

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Cave Girl is an Edgar Rice Burroughs lost world novel. Originally two stories, The Cave Girl begun in February 1913 and published by "All-Story" in July, August, and September 1913; and The Cave Man begun in 1914 and published by "All-Story Weekly" throughout March and April …

24907. 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."

24910. Pursuit: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

Pursuit: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery is a book by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza.

24911. The Leap

Jonathan Stroud

The Leap is a fantasy novel by Jonathan Stroud, published in 2001. It centres on a girl whose best friend drowns in a mill pool.

24914. Colossus

Dennis Feltham Jones

Colossus is a science fiction novel by British author Dennis Feltham Jones, about super-computers assuming control of man. Two sequels, The Fall of Colossus and Colossus and the Crab continued the story. Colossus was adapted cinematically as Colossus: The Forbin Project.

24919. Blood Lines

Ruth Rendell

Blood Lines: Long and Short Stories is a short story collection by British writer Ruth Rendell.

24923. On heroes, hero-worship, & the heroic in history

Thomas Carlyle

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History is a book by Thomas Carlyle, published with James Fraser, London, in 1841. It is a collection of six lectures given in May 1840. 1. The Hero as Divinity. Odin. Paganism: Scandinavian Mythology 2. The Hero as Prophet. Muhammad: …

24924. Killing the second dog

Marek Hłasko

Killing the Second Dog is a novel by Polish writer Marek Hłasko. The novel, published in 1965, is the first in his so-called "Israeli trilogy", a series of novels following the exploits of Jacob and Robert, con-artists who prey on women.

24928. Our Sunshine

Robert Drewe

Our Sunshine is a 1991 novel about Ned Kelly by Australian writer Robert Drewe. It later served as a source of information for the 2003 film Ned Kelly, directed by Gregor Jordan and starring Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Naomi Watts.

24930. The Asutra

Jack Vance

The Asutra is a book published in 1973 that was written by Jack Vance.

24931. 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 …

24932. Zothique

Clark Ashton Smith

Zothique is a collection of fantasy short stories by Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the sixteenth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in June 1970. It was the first themed collection of …

24934. A Fairy Tale of New York

J. P. Donleavy

A Fairy Tale of New York is a novel by Irish American writer J. P. Donleavy, published in 1973. The plot concerns Irish-American Cornelius Christian's return to New York after studying in Ireland. The novel was based on Donleavy's earlier work Fairy Tales of New York, a …

24940. 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 …

24948. At Freddie's

Penelope Fitzgerald

At Freddie's is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. It concerns the run-down, barely viable Temple Stage School, an acting school for children, known as "Freddie's", after its headmistress Frieda "Freddie" Wentworth. The children regularly perform as fairies in A …

24950. The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Mini Grey

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Mini Grey, published by Jonathan Cape in 2006. It won the annual Kate Greenaway Medal from the professional librarians, recognising the year's best-illustrated children's book …

24951. The odd woman

Gail Godwin

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

24953. The Garbage King

Elizabeth Laird

The Garbage King is a children's fiction book written by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Yosef Kebede. Laird was inspired to write the book after living and working in Ethiopia, where, in Addis Ababa, she saw children who lived on the streets who had inspiring abilities to …

24955. Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for …

John C. Bogle

Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor is a book written by John Bogle. Since its release, it has received high accolades in the investment community. It has become a bestseller and is considered a "classic." ConsumerAffairs.com rated it on …

24958. Scorpius

John Gardner

Scorpius, first published in 1988, is the seventh novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States by Putnam.

24961. Poems and Other Stories

J. R. R. Tolkien

Poems and Stories is a compilation of some of the lesser-known writings of J. R. R. Tolkien released in 1980 by George Allen & Unwin and in 1994 by Houghton Mifflin.

24965. The Food You Crave

Ellie Krieger

The Food You Crave is a 2009 JBF Awards winning book by Ellie Krieger.

24969. Proud Helios

Melissa Scott

Proud Helios is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel written by Melissa Scott.

24972. Avoidance

Michael Lowenthal

Avoidance is a 2002 novel by Michael Lowenthal. It was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2003. Avoidance explores the topics of child sexual abuse, hebephilia and pederasty. It is also about social conventions and mores, and ways in which they depend on environment and …

24976. Juggernaut

Desmond Bagley

Juggernaut is a first-person narrative novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1985. This was Bagley’s last novel, and as he died in 1983, it was published posthumously by his widow.

24978. The Great Redwall Feast

Brian Jacques

The Great Redwall Feast was written by Brian Jacques and illustrated by the well-known Redwall artist Christopher Denise. It was published in 1996.

24985. So This Is How It Ends

Tui T. Sutherland

So This Is How It Ends is a post apocalyptic fantasy novel by Tui T. Sutherland. It is the first book in the Avatars Trilogy. It is followed by Shadow Falling.

24986. The Magic School Bus In the Time of the Dinosaurs

Joanna Cole

The Magic School Bus In the Time of the Dinosaurs is the sixth book in Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan's The Magic School Bus series.

24987. Secrets

Jacqueline Wilson

Secrets is a children's book by Jacqueline Wilson, published in 2002 by Corgi. "Secrets" is told from the point of view of two pre-adolescent girls, Treasure and India, via their diary entries. Despite their very different backgrounds, the girls strike up a friendship and their …

24989. Amber and Blood

Margaret Weis

Amber and Blood is the third novel in the Dark Disciple series by Margaret Weis.

24992. The Optimist's Daughter

Eudora Welty

The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning 1972 short novel by Eudora Welty. It concerns a woman named Laurel, who travels to New Orleans to take care of her father, Judge McKelva, after he has surgery for a detached retina. He fails to recover from the …

24993. The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge …

24994. 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.



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