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.

25402. 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 …

25403. He Who Whispers

John Dickson Carr

He Who Whispers is a mystery novel by detective novelist John Dickson Carr. Like Many of the works by this author feature so-called impossible crimes. In this case, the novel falls into a smaller category of Carr's work in that it is suggested that the crime is the work of a …

25404. Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Harold Kushner

Overcoming Life's Disappointments is a 2006 book by Harold Kushner, a Conservative rabbi. Kushner addresses in the book the question of how to cope when disappointing things happen to you. He uses Biblical examples, such as how Moses coped with being denied entrance to The …

25406. Ø

Knut Nærum

25408. The Golden Spur

Dawn Powell

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

25412. The Immortals

Tracy Hickman

The Immortals by Tracy Hickman is a science fiction novel originally published in hardcover by Roc. The novel describes a future America in which a virus similar to AIDS has panicked the U.S. government into setting up internment camps to contain the sufferers. Published in …

25414. 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 …

25417. Rufus M

Eleanor Estes

Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes is the third novel in the children's series known as The Moffats. Published in 1943, it was a Newbery Honor book. The title character is the youngest of four children growing up in a small town in Connecticut in 1918.

25418. Beyond the bedroom wall

Larry Woiwode

Beyond the bedroom wall is the novel written by Larry Woiwode.

25419. 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, …

25424. Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara

James Gurney

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara is a book published in 2007 that was written by James Gurney .

25426. 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.

25427. Canto for a Gypsy

Martin Cruz Smith

Canto for a Gypsy is a novel by Martin Cruz Smith first published in 1972. It is the follow up to Gypsy in Amber and also has Romano Grey as the main character.

25428. Macrolife

George Zebrowski

Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia is a 1979 science fiction novel by American author George Zebrowski.

25430. 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 …

25432. 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. …

25435. The ABC Bunny

Wanda Gag

The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág is a children's alphabet book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934. The book is illustrated by the author in black and white, and hand lettered by her brother Howard. The music for the "ABC Song", included as a score in the book, was composed by …

25436. The Jumping-Off Place

Marian Hurd McNeely

The Jumping-Off Place is a children's novel by Marian Hurd McNeely about homesteading in South Dakota. It is set on the Dakotan prairie in the early 1900s. The novel, illustrated by William Siegal was first published in 1929 and was a retrospective Newbery Honor recipient for …

25438. Hell's Horizon

Darren Shan

Hell's Horizon is a novel written by Darren Shan, first published in 2000, with a modified version re-published March 2009, with significant changes made by the author. It is the second book in Shan's The City Book Trilogy, being preceded by Procession of the Dead and followed …

25440. Yesterday's Children

David Gerrold

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

25442. Castle Richmond

Anthony Trollope

Castle Richmond is the third of five novels set in Ireland by Anthony Trollope. Castle Richmond was written between 4 August 1859 and 31 March 1860, and was published in three volumes on 10 May 1860. It was his tenth novel. Trollope signed the contract for the novel on 2 August …

25443. The Cerulean Storm

Troy Denning

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

25444. What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of …

Julian Baggini

What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life is a book by Julian Baggini.

25445. 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 …

25447. 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 …

25449. Dragon of the Lost Sea

Laurence Yep

Dragon of the Lost Sea is a fantasy novel by Chinese-American author Laurence Yep. It was first published in 1982 and is the first book in his Dragon series. Having already written several books, Yep had wanted to adapt Chinese mythology into a fantasy form for some time, and …

25455. 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 …

25458. 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 …

25462. Strega Nona Meets Her Match

Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona Meets Her Match is a book published in 1993 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

25463. 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 …

25465. The whale caller

Zakes Mda

The Whale Caller is a fifth novel written by South African writer Zakes Mda, who is currently a professor at Ohio University, It is a novel about a man in South Africa named Whale Caller. The Whale Caller first appears to be sexually attracted to whales; especially a whale he …

25466. Turning Point

Lisanne Norman

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

25477. The MLA Style Manual

Achert & Gibaldi

The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing is the third edition of The MLA Style Manual, first published by the Modern Language Association of America in 1985. It is an academic style guide widely used in the United States, Canada, and other countries, providing …

25478. Too Far To Go: The Maples Stories

John Updike

Too Far to Go is a collection of short stories by the American author John Updike published in 1979 in conjunction with the showing of a two-hour television movie on the NBC network with Blythe Danner, Michael Moriarty, Kathryn Walker and Glenn Close. The linked stories focus …

25479. 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 …

25495. 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, …

25504. Slugs

Shaun Hutson

Slugs is a 1982 horror novel written by Shaun Hutson. In 1988 it was adapted as an American horror film of the same name. In this book, carnivorous slugs go on a rampage.

25505. The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov, published in 1986, is a collection of 28 short stories by Isaac Asimov.

25507. Styles of Radical Will

Susan Sontag

Styles of Radical Will is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1969.

25509. 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 …

25510. 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 …

25514. 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 …

25518. Why Beauty Is Truth

Ian Stewart

Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry is a 2007 book by Ian Stewart.

25521. 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, …

25522. Bengal nights

Mircea Eliade

'La Nuit Bengali', French is a 1933 Romanian novel written by the author and philosopher Mircea Eliade. It is a fictionalized account of the love story between Eliade, who was visiting India at the time, and the young Maitreyi Devi. The novel was translated into Italian in 1945, …

25523. The Warriors

Sol Yurick

The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The crowd of …

25525. The Planet That Wasn't

Isaac Asimov

The Planet That Wasn't is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the twelfth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. These essays were first published between December 1974 and April 1976. It was first …

25526. 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 …

25536. 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 …

25550. 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 …

25551. The Color of Summer

Reinaldo Arenas

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

25554. 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 …

25568. La Tumba

José Agustín

La Tumba is a 1964 controversial novel written in Spanish by José Agustín. It is a short novel, originally written as a series of tales in a literary workshop. Some people rejected the novel because it freely touched topics like abortion and sex, but the writers' community …

25575. Justicia global

Che Guevara

Justicia global is a book written by Che Guevara.

25587. 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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