The most popular books in English
from 25001 to 25200

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.

25003. Legend of the Worst Boy in the World

Eoin Colfer

Growing up with four complainers for brothers, Will Woodman has a hard time getting an audience for his own troubles. He has to wait in line to gripe to his mom--and that leaves his dad. But since his dad is so busy, Will has to defer to his older (and faster) brother Marty. …

25004. Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and …

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Originally published in 1766, the Laocoön has been called the first extended attempt in modern times to define the distinctive spheres of art and poetry.

25005. 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 …

25007. Yes

Bernhard

Yes is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1978 and translated into English by Ewald Osers in 1992.

25008. Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw

Thomas Glavinic

Carl Haffner’s Love of the Draw is a 1998 chess novel by Austrian writer Thomas Glavinic. It was Glavinic's first novel and is about a shy and withdrawn Viennese chess master who in 1910 challenges the World Champion for his title. The book was translated into English in 1999 by …

25009. The Final Journey

Gudrun Pausewang

The Final Journey is a book written by Gudrun Pausewang.

25010. 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 …

25015. The Fierce and Beautiful World

Andrei Platonov

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

25022. 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 …

25023. 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 …

25030. Images of Organization

Gareth Morgan

Images of Organization is a bestseller book by Gareth Morgan, professor of organizational behavior and industrial relations at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, which attempts to unveil organization via a number of metaphors. It was first published …

25031. Careless

Deborah Robertson

Careless is a 2006 novel by Australian author Deborah Robertson.

25032. The White Peacock

D. H. Lawrence

The White Peacock is a novel by D. H. Lawrence published in 1911. Lawrence started the novel in 1906 and then rewrote it three times. The early versions had the working title of Laetitia. Maurice Greiffenhagen's 1891 painting, 'An Idyll', inspired the novel. The painting had "a …

25040. 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.

25044. Rulers of the Darkness

Harry Turtledove

Rulers of the Darkness by Harry Turtledove is the fourth book in the Darkness series.

25047. The Global Trap: Globalization and the Assault on …

Hans-Peter Martin

The Global Trap is an extraordinary book that explores the spread of globalization and its effects. The authors provide an account that is highly informed, yet extremely readable, showing how internationalism, once an invention of social-democratic labor leaders, has firmly …

25057. The Moon Maid

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Moon Maid is an Edgar Rice Burroughs Lost World novel. It was written in three parts, Part 1 was begun in June 1922 under the title The Moon Maid, Part 2 was begun in 1919 under the title Under the Red Flag, later retitled The Moon Men, Part 3 was titled the The Red Hawk. As …

25059. 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, …

25061. 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 …

25062. 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 …

25063. The Laughter of Carthage

Michael Moorcock

The Laughter of Carthage is the second novel in the Pyat Quartet tetralogy of novels by Michael Moorcock. It was first published in 1984 by Secker & Warburg. It was written in tandem, one during the day, and one at night, with the second novel in the Von Bek series, The City …

25064. 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. …

25065. 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 …

25075. The Theory of Communicative Action

Jürgen Habermas

The Theory of Communicative Action is a 1981 book by Jürgen Habermas, in which he continues his project set out in On the Logic of the Social Sciences of finding a way to ground "the social sciences in a theory of language." The two volumes are Reason and the Rationalization of …

25077. No Laughing Matter

Joseph Heller

No Laughing Matter is a 1986 book co-authored by Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel.

25086. 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.

25087. The Image of the Beast

Philip José Farmer

Image of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer.

25090. Edinburgh

Alexander Chee

Edinburgh is a debut novel by author Alexander Chee. It is a coming-of-age story about a young boy who experiences, and eventually triumphs over, the damage inflicted by a child molester.

25094. Bodyguard of Lies

Anthony Cave Brown

On June 6, 1944-D-Day-six thousand Allied ships, the largest fleet in history, arrived off the French coast to begin the liberation of Europe. To their enormous relief, the Allies had obtained complete tactical surprise; the Nazi eagle slept. D-Day, which could have been one of …

25095. 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 …

25098. 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 …

25101. Psychomech

Brian Lumley

Psychomech is a horror novel written by Brian Lumley and published by Panther Books in 1984. This book is approximately 334 pages in length and focuses on the events in the life of Richard Garrison, a corporal in the British Royal Military Police, after meeting Thomas Schroeder, …

25104. Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder

Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined …

25106. Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love

Dan Rhodes

Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love is a short story collection by British author Dan Rhodes, first published in 2001 by Fourth Estate. It was the first book written by the author while he was living on London Road, Sheffield between 1996 and 1997, but was his second book …

25108. 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 …

25109. 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 …

25110. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With …

Mary Wollstonecraft

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, written by the 18th-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political …

25111. 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 …

25113. 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, …

25114. 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."

25115. Tarzan the Magnificent

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan the Magnificent is a book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-first in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was originally published as two separate stories serialized in different pulp magazines; "Tarzan and the Magic Men" in Argosy from …

25117. The World in Winter

John Christopher

The World in Winter is a 1962 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by John Christopher. It deals with a new ice age caused by a reduction in the output of the Sun.

25123. 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.

25127. The Sissy Duckling

Harvey Fierstein

The Sissy Duckling is a children's picture book written by noted actor Harvey Fierstein and illustrated by Henry Cole. It is 40 pages long and intended for children ages 5–8. It follows the story of Elmer, a duckling who is mocked for being a "sissy" but who ultimately proves …

25128. Blood Lines

Ruth Rendell

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

25136. 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: …

25139. The Asutra

Jack Vance

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

25140. A Cure for Cancer

Michael Moorcock

A Cure for Cancer is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is part of his long-running Jerry Cornelius series. The second novel of the sequence, is essentially a collage of absurdist vignettes, many of which first appeared in an eclectic …

25142. 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 …

25148. The Promised Land - 1912

Mary Antin

The Promised Land is the 1912 autobiography of Mary Antin. It tells the story of her early life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States in 1894. The book focuses on her attempts to assimilate into the culture of the United States. It received very …

25150. 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 …

25152. 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 …

25154. 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 …

25155. The odd woman

Gail Godwin

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

25158. Brazilian Adventure

Peter Fleming

Brazilian Adventure is a book by Peter Fleming about his search for the lost Colonel Percy Fawcett in the Brazilian jungle. Fawcett along with his son and another companion had disappeared while searching for the Lost City of Z in 1925. Fleming was working as literary editor for …

25164. The Sun, the Genome and the Internet: Tools of …

Freeman Dyson

The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet is a non-fiction scientific book by renowned physicist Freeman J. Dyson, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University in the U.S.A. This short book was originally published in 1999 by the Oxford …

25168. Yondering

Louis L'Amour

Yondering is a collection of short stories by American author Louis L'Amour, published in 1980. A departure from L'Amour's traditional subject matter of the Old West, Yondering contains a mix of adventure stories and character studies, primarily set in the first half of the 20th …

25178. 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 …

25184. 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.

25192. 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.

25193. Hugo Pepper

Paul Stewart

Hugo Pepper is a children's book written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

25194. 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 …

25195. Amber and Blood

Margaret Weis

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

25197. 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 …

25198. 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 …



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