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.

25014. 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 …

25016. Niebla/Abel Sanchez

Miguel de Unamuno

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

25022. The Generals

Simon Scarrow

The Generals is the second volume in Simon Scarrow's Revolution quartet, which narrates mostly in alternate chapters, tells the story of Sir Arthur Wellesley and the Corsican Brigadier Napoleon Bonaparte.

25024. The Age of Conversation

Benedetta Craveri

The Age of Conversation is a book by Benedetta Craveri.

25025. The Fierce and Beautiful World

Andrei Platonov

The Fierce and Beautiful World is a book written by Andrei Platonov.

25027. The Outsider

Richard Wright

Wright presents a compelling story of a black man's attempt to escape his past and start anew in Harlem. Cross Damon is a man at odds with society and with himself, a man who hungers for peace but who brings terror and destruction wherever he goes.As Maryemma Graham writes in …

25029. 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 …

25042. 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 …

25043. 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 …

25052. Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

Beatrix Potter

Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in December 1922. The book is a compilation of traditional nursery rhymes such as "Goosey Goosey Gander", "This Little Piggy" and "Three …

25055. High Sorcery

Andre Norton

High Sorcery is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in March 1970, and was reprinted by the same publisher in 1971, 1973, and 1976; a second edition, reset but otherwise unchanged, was …

25062. Sleeping Murder

Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in October 1976 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed for £3.50 and the US edition …

25067. The Lightning of August

Jorge Ibargüengoitia

Los relámpagos de agosto was the first novel written by Mexican author Jorge Ibargüengoitia. Published for the first time in 1964, it parodies the memories written by veterans of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and the armed revolts that continued to destabilize the country for the …

25073. 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.

25097. Forsaken House

Richard Baker

Forsaken House is a 2004 fantasy novel by Richard Baker, set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the first novel in the "Last Mythal" series.

25100. When Smoke Ran Like Water

Devra Davis

In When Smoke Ran Like Water, the world-renowned epidemiologist Devra Davis confronts the public triumphs and private failures of her lifelong battle against environmental pollution. She documents the shocking toll of a public-health disaster-300,000 deaths a year in the U.S. …

25103. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern is a book by Stephen Greenblatt and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Greenblatt tells the story of how Poggio Bracciolini, a 15th-century papal emissary and obsessive …

25106. The poems of Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original …

25107. Once a Greek

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Once a Greek is a 1955 novel by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Its original German title is Grieche sucht Griechin, which means "Greek man seeks Greek woman". It tells the story of a shy, middle-aged book-keeping assistant, who becomes popular and successful overnight …

25108. Ice moon

Jan Costin Wagner

Only a week after losing his wife, a distraught Detective Kimmo Joentaa returns to work to join a murder inquiry. It is the case of a woman smothered in her sleep—a curiously tranquil death, it seems, and one with no motive—and Kimmo becomes obsessed. The only clues are a …

25110. Lost

Hans-Ulrich Treichel

Although Hans-Ulrich Treichel has already published seven volumes of poetry and miscellaneous prose, his first novel has produced the biggest splash yet, both in his native Germany and abroad. Initially this seems a little surprising. Lost is a small book whose expressive …

25112. Greed

Elfriede Jelinek

Greed is a 2000 novel by the Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek. It was the first novel of hers to be translated into English after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, and also the first book of hers to be translated into English in seven years. While much of her work is …

25118. Leonce and Lena

Georg Büchner

Leonce and Lena is a play by Georg Büchner which is considered a comedy, but is actually a satire veiled in humor. It was written in the spring of 1836 for a competition 'for the best one- or two-act comedy in prose or verse' sponsored by the Stuttgart publisher Cotta. However, …

25127. The German Ideology

Karl Marx

The German Ideology is a set of manuscripts written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels around April or early May 1846. Marx and Engels did not find a publisher. However, the work was later retrieved and published for the first time in 1932 by David Riazanov through the …

25129. Flight Without End

Joseph Roth

Flight without End is a 1927 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth.

25131. Phantom Lady

Cornell Woolrich

Phantom Lady is a crime novel written by American author Cornell Woolrich under the pseudonym "William Irish". It is the first novel Woolrich published under the William Irish pseudonym.

25136. The Coming of Bill

P. G. Wodehouse

The Coming of Bill is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published as Their Mutual Child in the United States on 5 August 1919 by Boni & Liveright, New York, and as The Coming of Bill in the United Kingdom on 1 July 1920 by Herbert Jenkins Ltd, London. The story first …

25137. Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics is a book of Ludwig Wittgenstein's notes on the philosophy of mathematics. It has been translated from German to English by G.E.M. Anscombe, edited by G.H. von Wright and Rush Rhees, and published first in 1956. The text has been …

25140. Tales of the Hasidim

Martin Buber

Tales from the Hasidim is a book of collected tales by Martin Buber. It is based on stories—both written and spoken—based in the Hasidim. Buber wrote these tales based on the lore of the Baal Shem Tov. Many of the stories are parables passed down via both the written and spoken …

25144. The Left Hand of the Electron

Isaac Asimov

The Left Hand of the Electron is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov, first published by Doubleday & Company in 1972. It was the ninth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The title …

25146. Enter the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Enter the Saint is a collection of three interconnected adventure novellas by Leslie Charteris first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton in October 1930, followed by an American edition by The Crime Club in April 1931. This was the second book featuring the …

25153. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and …

Isaac Asimov

Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology is a history of science by Isaac Asimov, written as the biographies of over 1500 scientists. Organized chronologically, beginning with Imhotep and concluding with Stephen Hawking, each biographical entry is numbered, …

25157. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Oxford Bookworms …

Edgar Allan Poe

The room was on the fourth floor, and the door was locked - with the key on the inside. The windows were closed and fastened - on the inside. The chimney was too narrow for a cat to get through. So how did the murderer escape? And whose were the two angry voices heard by the …

25163. Shadrach in the Furnace

Robert Silverberg

Shadrach in the Furnace is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert Silverberg, first published by Bobbs Merrill in 1976. The novel was nominated in 1976 for the Nebula award, and in 1977 for the Hugo award. The story takes place in 2012, and is set in Ulaanbaatar, that …

25164. Vaporetto 13

Robert Girardi

Vaporetto 13 is a mystery novel set mainly in Venice, Italy, by Robert Girardi. The title refers to the Vaporetto, which is a motorized water taxi commonly used in Venice, Italy.

25166. Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke : Experiencing …

Susan Napier

Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation is a scholarly book which uses techniques of literary criticism on anime by Susan J. Napier published in 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan. It discusses themes of shōjo, hentai, mecha, magical …

25167. Pursuit: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

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

25169. A Crack Up at the Race Riots

Harmony Korine

A Crack Up at the Race Riots is a novel written by Harmony Korine, writer of such cult films Kids, and Ken Park. He is also writer/director of Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, and Trash Humpers. The book was released in 1998 and had been taken out of print, however a new …

25174. The Wool-Pack

Cynthia Harnett

The Wool-Pack is a children's historical novel written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett, published by Methuen in 1951. It was the first published of four children's novels that Harnett set in 15th-century England. She won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, …

25178. When Clay Sings

Byrd Baylor

When Clay Sings is a book written by Byrd Baylor and illustrated by Tom Bahti.

25181. Jennie

Douglas Preston

Jennie is a novel by American author Douglas Preston. The book was published on October 1, 1994 by St. Martin's Press .

25188. Direct Descent

Frank Herbert

Direct Descent is a short science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It was based on the short story "Pack Rat Planet" published in 1954 in Astounding Science-Fiction.

25191. Queen Zixi of Ix

Lyman Frank Baum

Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak is a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Frederick Richardson. It was originally serialized in the early 20th-century American children's magazine St. Nicholas from November 1904 to October 1905, and was …

25195. Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, …

Laura Ingraham

Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America is the second book written by conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham. The book was first published in 2003 by Regnery Publishing, and details Laura's views on elites from the world of …



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