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.

25403. Deluge

Anne McCaffrey

Deluge is a book published in 2008 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

25404. Car Trouble

Jeanne DuPrau

Car Trouble is a novel by Jeanne DuPrau published in 2005 about a man named Duff Pringle who travels across the country for a future job.

25406. 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.

25408. Turning Point

Lisanne Norman

Turning Point is the first book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1993 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

25411. Science Made Stupid

Tom Weller

Science Made Stupid: How to Discomprehend the World Around Us is a 1985 book written and illustrated by Tom Weller. The winner of the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, it is a parody of a junior high or high school-level science textbook. Though now out of print, …

25415. The Fall of Lucifer

Wendy Alec

The Fall of Lucifer is a book published in 2005 that was written by Wendy Alec.

25426. Debt

David Graeber

Now in paperback: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there …

25429. Cold Days

Jim Butcher

After a brief interlude in the afterlife, Harry Dresden’s new job makes him wonder if death was really all that bad in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Harry Dresden is no longer Chicago’s only professional wizard. Now, he’s Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen …

25430. 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 …

25431. The Green Years

A. J. Cronin

The Green Years is a 1944 novel by A. J. Cronin which traces the formative years of an Irish orphan, Robert Shannon, who is sent to live with his draconian maternal grandparents in Scotland. An introspective child, Robert forms an attachment to his roguish great-grandfather, who …

25457. The Shiralee

D'Arcy Niland

The Shiralee is the debut full-length novel by D'Arcy Niland. It was adapted into a movie in 1957 and a mini series in 1987.

25458. The Syndic

C.M. Kornbluth

The Syndic is a 1953 science fiction novel by Cyril M. Kornbluth.

25459. In Bluebeard's castle

George Steiner

In Bluebeard's Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture is a 1971 book by George Steiner.

25460. 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.

25462. The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness …

Adrian Tinniswood

The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England is a book written by Adrian Tinniswood.

25465. Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories

Sheridan Le Fanu

Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It was released in 1945 and was the author's first book to be published in the United States. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,026 copies. A …

25468. A Visitation of Spirits

Randall Kenan

A Visitation of Spirits is a 1989 novel by Randall Kenan.

25469. A Different Flesh

Harry Turtledove

A Different Flesh is a collection of alternate history short stories by Harry Turtledove set in a world in which Homo erectus and various megafauna survived in the Americas instead of Native Americans. Turtledove was inspired to write the story by a Stephen Jay Gould article …

25470. The First and Last Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The First and Last Freedom is a book by Jiddu Krishnamurti, originally published 1954.

25472. 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 …

25475. In Darkness, Death

Dorothy Hoobler

In Darkness, Death is a book by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler.

25476. The Kite Fighters

Linda Sue Park

The Kite Fighters is a 2000 historical children's novel that was written by Linda Sue Park and illustrated by her father Eung Won Park. It was first published on March 20, 2000 through Clarion Books and follows two brothers in Korea during the 1400s.

25477. Red Sails to Capri

Ann Weil

Red Sails to Capri is a children's historical novel by Ann Weil. It tells the story of the rediscovery of Capri's Blue Grotto in 1826. The novel, illustrated by C. B. Falls, was first published in 1952 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1953.

25485. Boy Kills Man

Matt Whyman

Boy Kills Man is 2004 novel by British novelist Matt Whyman about child assassins in Medellin, Colombia.

25486. Sword of Truth, Book 12: Omen Machine

Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell--in The Third Kingdom, the direct sequel to his #1 New York Times bestseller The Omen Machine.Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward …

25488. The Caverns of Kalte

Joe Dever

The Caverns of Kalte was the third book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

25489. Ø

Knut Nærum

25492. Superman: Last Son of Krypton

Elliot S. Maggin

Superman: Last Son of Krypton is a novel written by Elliot S. Maggin and based on the DC Comics character Superman. It was published in 1978.

25493. Planet of Judgment

Joe Haldeman

Planet of Judgment is an early Star Trek novel, written in 1977 by Joe Haldeman. According to the author, he was approached for a two-book contract at the suggestion of Fred Pohl.

25494. Pursuit: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

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

25495. The Golden Spur

Dawn Powell

The Golden Spur is the 1962 book written by Dawn Powell.

25498. Tales from Planet Earth

Arthur C. Clarke

Tales From Planet Earth is a collection of science fiction short stories by Arthur C. Clarke originally published in 1990.

25499. 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 …

25501. Drowning World

Alan Dean Foster

Drowning World is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster.

25503. Blood Contact

David Sherman

Blood Contact is the fourth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. This book in the series follows Gunnery Sergeant Bass and the rest of 3rd Platoon, Company L, 34th FIST as they investigate a missing scientific team on the …

25505. Abeng

Michelle Cliff

Abeng is a novel related to Maroons published in 1984 by Michelle Cliff. It is a quasi-autobiographical novel about a mixed-race Jamaican girl named Clare Savage growing up in the 1950s. It explores the historical repression resulting from British imperialism in Jamaica. Facts …

25506. The Wives of Bath

Susan Swan

The Wives of Bath is a novel by Susan Swan, inspired by her own childhood experiences at Havergal College in Toronto, Canada.

25510. 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, …

25518. Past Master

R. A. Lafferty

Past Master is a novel by science fiction writer R. A. Lafferty. It was first published in 1968, and was nominated for the 1968 Nebula award and the 1969 Hugo award. It is generally categorized as part of the New Wave of science fiction.

25519. When Clay Sings

Byrd Baylor

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

25520. Charnel House and Other Stories

Graham Masterton

Charnel House and Other Stories is a book written by Graham Masterton.

25521. The Last Legends of Earth

A. A. Attanasio

The Last Legends of Earth is a 1989 science fiction novel by A. A. Attanasio, the fourth and final novel in his Radix Tetrad series. It contains the continuing story of the conflict between the humans, zōtl, Rimstalkers, other spatial dimensions, and time-travel/temporal …

25523. London labour and the London poor

Henry Mayhew

London Labour and the London Poor is a work of Victorian journalism by Henry Mayhew. In the 1840s he observed, documented, and described the state of working people in London for a series of articles in a newspaper, the Morning Chronicle, that were later compiled into book form. …

25524. Entoverse

James P. Hogan

Entoverse is a book published in 1991 that was written by James P. Hogan.

25528. The Name of the Game Was Murder

Joan Lowery Nixon

Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the darkest secrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his story removed from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the survivors (along with the reader) are challenged to find both …

25529. 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 .

25531. Harlem

Walter Dean Myers

Harlem is a book written by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Christopher Myers.

25532. First the Egg

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

First the Egg is a New York Times bestselling children's picture book written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, published by Roaring Book Press in 2007. It was a Caldecott Honor Book in 2008 and also appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list …

25535. Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945

James MacGregor Burns

Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom, 1940-1945 is a 1970 biography of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt by James MacGregor Burns, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The book won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for History and the National Book Award for Nonfiction. It is a sequel to …

25536. In Search of King Solomon's Mines

Tahir Shah

In Search of King Solomon's Mines is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah.

25539. The Holy War

John Bunyan

The Holy War Made by King Shaddai Upon Diabolus, to Regain the Metropolis of the World, Or, The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul is a 1682 novel by John Bunyan. This novel, written in the form of an allegory, tells the story of the town "Mansoul". Though this town …

25540. Yesterday's Children

David Gerrold

Yesterday's Children is a book published in 1972 that was written by David Gerrold.

25543. The Cerulean Storm

Troy Denning

The Cerulean Storm is a book published in 1993 that was written by Troy Denning.

25544. The Legion of Space

Jack Williamson

The Legion of Space is a science-fiction novel by the American writer Jack Williamson. It was originally serialized in Astounding Stories in 1934, then published in book form by Fantasy Press in 1947 in an edition of 2,970 copies. A magazine-sized reprint was issued by Galaxy in …

25545. Final Blackout

L. Ron Hubbard

Final Blackout is a dystopic science fiction novel by author L. Ron Hubbard. The novel is set in the future and follows a man known as "the Lieutenant" as he restores order to England after a world war. First published in serialized format in 1940 in the science fiction magazine …

25549. Death of a Citizen

Donald Hamilton

Death of a Citizen is a 1960 spy novel by Donald Hamilton, and was the first in a long-running series of books featuring the adventures of assassin Matt Helm. The title refers to the metaphorical death of peaceful citizen and family man Matt Helm and the rebirth of the deadly …

25551. The Dark Imbalance

Sean Williams

The Dark Imbalance is a 2001 science fiction novel by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. It is the third novel in the Evergence series and is preceded by The Dying Light which was published in 2000. It follows the story of Morgan Roche who has been given the task to protect mankind …

25553. The Maestro

Tim Wynne-Jones

Burl Crow hasn't had many breaks in his young life. His father is a manipulative lout with a dangerous temper; his mother, worn down by years of abuse, now resorts to her little helpers to get her through the days. Then he meets Nathaniel Orlando Gow, the Maestro, and in just …

25560. 1587, a Year of No Significance

Ray Huang

1587, a Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline is Chinese historian Ray Huang's most famous work. First published by Yale University Press in 1981, it examines how a number of seemingly insignificant events in 1587 might have caused the downfall of the Ming empire. …

25561. 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 …

25565. American Knees

Shawn Wong

American Knees is a novel written by Shawn Wong, first published in 1995 by Simon & Schuster, and currently published by the University of Washington Press. Conceived as a cultural response to Amy Tan's novel The Joy Luck Club, Wong's book depicts the love life of an Asian …

25567. The Royal Book of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Royal Book of Oz is the fifteenth in the series of Oz books, and the first by Ruth Plumly Thompson, to be written after L. Frank Baum's death. Although Baum was credited as the author, it was written entirely by Thompson. Beginning in the 1980s, some editions have correctly …

25568. The Good That Men Do

Andy Mangels

The Good That Men Do is a Star Trek: Enterprise relaunch novel, which was released in March 2007.

25569. War Boy

Thorn Kief Hillsbery

War Boy is the first novel by Kief Hillsbery, published in 2000 by Rob Weisbach Books, an imprint of William Morrow and Company.

25572. Lionclaw, a tale of Rowan Hood

Nancy Springer

Lionclaw, a tale of Rowan Hood is a book published in 2002 that was written by Nancy Springer.

25581. El ruido de las cosas al caer (Premio Alfaguara 2011)

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The Sound of Things Falling is the third novel of Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Originally published in Spanish in 2011, the book explores the Colombian drug trade. It won the 2011 Alfaguara Prize. An English translation by Anne McLean was released in 2013 and won the …

25589. Pubis Angelical

Manuel Puig

Pubis Angelical is a 1979 novel by acclaimed Argentine novelist Manuel Puig. It is perhaps Puig's work most influenced by pop culture. This can be seen in the montage imitating narrative technique, soap opera and science fiction elements. Also like other Puig works, it deals …

25595. Justicia global

Che Guevara

Justicia global is a book written by Che Guevara.

25596. Men of Maize

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Men of Maize is a 1949 novel by Guatemalan Nobel Prize in Literature winner Miguel Ángel Asturias. The novel is usually considered to be Asturias's masterpiece, yet remains one of the least understood novels produced by Asturias. The title Hombres de maíz refers to the Maya …

25597. The Color of Summer

Reinaldo Arenas

The Color of Summer is a book that was written by Reinaldo Arenas.

25599. The Island of Eternal Love

Daína Chaviano

The Island of Eternal Love is a novel by Cuban author Daína Chaviano. The plot is a family saga that takes place along two parallel lines: one during our time and another that begins in the 1850s. The modern story revolves around the paranormal investigations of Cecilia, a young …



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