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.

25604. Hag's Nook

John Dickson Carr

Hag's Nook, first published in 1933, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr and the first to feature his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

25605. The Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Benson Murder Case is the first novel in the Philo Vance series of mystery novels by S.S. Van Dine, which became a best-seller.

25607. War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know

Scott Ritter

War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know is short book, written in 2002, by William Rivers Pitt and featuring an extensive interview with former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter. In it Pitt and Ritter examine the Bush administration's justifications for …

25608. Doctor Mirabilis

James Blish

Doctor Mirabilis is a historical novel written in 1964 by the science fiction author James Blish. This is the second book in Blish's quasi-religious trilogy After Such Knowledge, and is a recounting of the English philosopher and Franciscan friar Roger Bacon's life and struggle …

25609. 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 …

25610. The Color of Summer

Reinaldo Arenas

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

25612. Manservant and Maidservant

Ivy Compton-Burnett

Manservant and Maidservant is a 1947 novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett. It was published in the United States with the title Bullivant and the Lambs. Whenever the author was asked which of her novels were her favorites, she always mentioned Manservant and Maidservant and A House and …

25623. 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 …

25624. Boy Culture

Matthew Rettenmund

Boy Culture is a 1995 novel by Matthew Rettenmund. It centers on a call boy in the city of Chicago, Illinois and his two roommates. The protagonist goes by X throughout the book in order to maintain his anonymity. In 2006, it was adapted into a movie by filmmaker Q. Allan …

25632. Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the …

Bruce Watson

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind is a book by Bruce Watson.

25637. Bill the Conqueror

P. G. Wodehouse

Bill the Conqueror is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 13 November 1924 by Methuen & Co., London, and in the United States on 20 February 1925 by George H. Doran, New York, the story having previously been serialised in the Saturday Evening …

25639. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between …

25644. 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 …

25650. The Rose of Tibet

Lionel Davidson

The Rose of Tibet is a 1962 thriller by Lionel Davidson.

25651. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 3

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 3 is a book by Garry Kasparov.

25654. And Quiet Flows the Don

Mikhail Sholokhov

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don is an epic novel in four volumes by Russian writer Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov. The first three volumes were written from 1925 to 1932 and published in the Soviet magazine October in 1928–1932, and the fourth volume was …

25665. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Edwin A. Abbott

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. Writing pseudonymously as "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the …

25666. A Very British Coup

Chris Mullin

A Very British Coup is a 1982 novel by British politician Chris Mullin. The novel has twice been adapted for television. The first version, also titled A Very British Coup, was adapted in 1988 by screenwriter Alan Plater and director Mick Jackson. Starring Ray McAnally, the …

25672. Technics & Civilization

Lewis Mumford

Technics and Civilization is a 1934 book by American philosopher and historian of technology Lewis Mumford. The book presents the history of technology and its role in shaping and being shaped by civilizations. According to Mumford, modern technology has its roots in the Middle …

25677. Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored

Richard Cole

Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored is a book written by Richard Cole who was the tour manager for English rock band Led Zeppelin, from their first US tour in 1968 to 1979, when he was replaced by Phil Carlo. The book was co-written with Richard Trubo, a syndicated …

25678. The Impossible Virgin

Peter O'Donnell

The Impossible Virgin is the title of the fifth novel chronicling the adventures of crime lord-turned-secret agent Modesty Blaise. The novel was published in 1971 and was written by Peter O'Donnell, who had created the character for a comic strip in the early 1960s. The book was …

25679. Cobra Trap

Peter O'Donnell

Cobra Trap is the title of a short story collection by Peter O'Donnell featuring his action/adventure heroine Modesty Blaise. The book was published in 1996, and is the thirteenth, and final book in the Modesty Blaise series which began in 1965. Cobra Trap was released 11 years …

25680. Home Is the Hunter

Dana Kramer-Rolls

Home Is the Hunter is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Dana Kramer-Rolls.

25685. According to Mark

Penelope Lively

According to Mark is a 1984 novel written by Penelope Lively. It was shortlisted for Booker Prize for fiction.

25688. Arresting God in Kathmandu

Samrat Upadhyay

From the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West, Arresting God in Kathmandu brilliantly explores the nature of desire and spirituality in a changing society. With the assurance and unsentimental wisdom of a long-established writer, Upadhyay records …

25689. Irish Mist

Andrew Greeley

Irish Mist is the fourth of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

25693. The Twelve and the Genii

Pauline Clarke

The Twelve and the Genii, or The Return of the Twelves in the U.S., is a low fantasy novel for children by Pauline Clarke, first published by Faber in 1962 with illustrations by Cecil Leslie. It features a young boy and "what might have happened if the lost toy soldiers that …

25694. TechnoKill

David Sherman

TechnoKill is the fifth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. This book in the series once again follows 3rd Platoon, Company L, 34th FIST under Gunnery Sergeant Bass. This time they head to an alien planet to hatch open a …

25697. Justicia global

Che Guevara

Justicia global is a book written by Che Guevara.

25698. Beside the Ocean of Time

George Mackay Brown

Beside the Ocean of Time is a novel by Scottish writer George Mackay Brown. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and judged Scottish Book of the Year by the Saltire Society. The plot follows Thorfinn Ragnarson from Norday in the Orkney Islands of the 1930s. The son of a …

25699. Mortal Consequences: A History from the Detective …

Julian Symons

Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel is a Special Edgars Award winning book.

25700. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

25701. Puttering About in a Small Land

Philip K. Dick

Puttering About in a Small Land is an early non-science fiction novel by noted science fiction author Philip K. Dick. It was written sometime in 1957, but remained unpublished until it was released posthumously in 1985.

25706. The Scent of Magic

Cliff McNish

The Scent of Magic is the second book of The Doomspell Trilogy published in 2001 that was written by Cliff McNish.

25710. The Hand in the Glove

Rex Stout

The Hand in the Glove is a Dol Bonner mystery novel by Rex Stout. It was first published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., in 1937, and later in paperback by Dell as mapback #177 and, later, by other publishers. Collins Crime Club published the novel in the UK in November 1939 as …

25713. The Longest Memory

Fred D'Aguiar

The Longest Memory is a short fiction novel by British writer Fred D'Aguiar. The story takes place on a Virginian plantation, in the period before the American Civil War. The book is told through many different people and in different forms. It begins in first person, with …

25714. A Pretext for War

James Bamford

A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies is a 2004 book by journalist James Bamford that takes a highly critical view of the events around 9/11 and the subsequent Iraq War. The book is divided into three parts: "Destruction", "Detection", …

25715. The Children's Bach

Helen Garner

The Children's Bach is a novella by Australian writer Helen Garner. It was her third published book, and her second novel. It was well received critically.

25716. Dealer's Choice

George Martin

Wild Cards XI: Dealer’s Choice is a fantasy book by George R.R. Martin.

25719. The Unbeheaded King

L. Sprague de Camp

The Unbeheaded King is a fantasy novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp, the fourth book of his Novarian series and the third in the "Reluctant King" trilogy featuring King Jorian of Xylar. It was first published as a hardcover by Del Rey Books in 1983 and later reprinted …

25720. White People

Allan Gurganus

White People is a 1991 novel by author Allan Gurganus.

25721. Line of Delirium

Sergei Lukyanenko

Line of Delirium and Emperors of Illusions are two 1995 books of a space opera trilogy by Russian science fiction writer Sergey Lukyanenko. The story is told in third person, usually from the viewpoint of Kay Dutch — a professional bodyguard living in a post-war galaxy. The …

25722. In My Father's Den

Maurice Gee

When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the …

25725. Dewey Decimated

Charles A. Goodrum

Dewey Decimated is an Edgar Award nominated book written by Charles A. Goodrum.

25727. 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 …

25729. Hush!: A Thai Lullaby

Minfong Ho

Hush!: A Thai Lullaby is a book written by Minfong Ho and illustrated by Holly Meade.

25731. Swastika Night

Katharine Burdekin

Swastika Night is a futuristic novel by Katharine Burdekin, writing under the pseudonym Murray Constantine, first published in 1937. The book was a Left Book Club selection in 1940. The novel is inspired by Adolf Hitler's claim that Nazism would create a "Thousand Year Reich". …

25732. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.

25733. The Barbarians are Coming

David Wong Louie

The Barbarians are Coming is a novel by David Wong Louie. The novel tells the story of a Chinese American man trying to make it in the United States while dealing with his immigrant parents and their desires for their son. The book was released in 2001 by Penguin, and received …

25737. Capable of Honor

Allen Drury

Capable of Honor is a 1966 political novel written by Allen Drury. It is the second sequel to Advise and Consent, for which Drury was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960. Capable of Honor examines the role that journalists play during a US presidential campaign. …

25739. Polymorph

Scott Westerfeld

Polymorph is a 1997 cyberpunk novel by American science fiction author Scott Westerfeld.

25741. Vengeance of Orion

Ben Bova

Vengeance of Orion is a 1988 novel by science fiction author Ben Bova. It is the sequel to Orion and follows his adventures in the time of the Greek heroes Achilles and Odysseus in the siege of Troy. The story takes up many plot elements of Homer's "Iliad" but also includes …

25745. Boomeritis

Ken Wilber

Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free is a polemical 2002 novel by American philosopher Ken Wilber principally designed to explain Wilber's integral theory and to explain his concept of "Boomeritis". Wilber characterizes this as the deadly combination of a modern liberal, …

25747. Doctor Dolittle in the Moon

Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle in the Moon was intended to be the last of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, and differs considerably in tone from its predecessors; the stripped down narrative does not have room for any of the sub-plots and tales previously present. Instead there is a …

25750. A Stranger to Command

Sherwood Smith

A Stranger to Command is a fantasy novel written by Sherwood Smith. It was written as a prequel to her first published work that takes place on the actual Sartorias-deles, Crown Duel.

25751. Nerilka's Story

Anne McCaffrey

Nerilka's Story is a science fiction novella by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. Nerilka's Story became the eighth book in the Dragonriders of Pern volume series. Moreta and its sequel Nerilka are companion stories, in that the latter narrates a second perspective on …

25752. Skinner's Rules

Quintin Jardine

Skinner's Rules is a 1993 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the first of the Bob Skinner novels.

25757. The Blood Debt

Sean Williams

The Blood Debt is a book published in 2005 that was written by Sean Williams.

25763. Savage Sam

Fred Gipson

Savage Sam is a 1962 children's novel written by Fred Gipson, his second book concerning the Coates family of frontier Texas in the late 1860s. It is a sequel to 1956's Old Yeller. It was inspired by the story of former Apache captive Herman Lehmann, whom Gipson had seen give an …

25764. The Crystal Palace

Phyllis Eisenstein

The Crystal Palace is the second novel in "The Book of Elementals" series by Phyllis Eisenstein. The Crystal Palace was originally released in 1988 as a mass-market paperback from Signet. It was last in-print in both hardcover and trade paperback in the 2002 omnibus volume The …

25767. Born to Exile

Phyllis Eisenstein

Born to Exile is a fantasy novel by author Phyllis Eisenstein, the first of her two Alaric novels. It was originally published in 1978 by longtime U. S. specialty press Arkham House in a first edition trade hardcover of 4,148 copies; it has since been published in several …

25768. Twig

Elizabeth Orton Jones

Twig is a children's fantasy novel written and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones. It was originally published by Macmillan in 1942. The book was reissued in a 60th Anniversary Edition by Purple House Press in 2002.

25776. Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories

James Patrick Kelly

Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories is a book written by James Patrick Kelly.

25779. Warrior's Return

Erin Hunter

Warrior’s Return is an original English-language manga volume written by Erin Hunter as part of the Warriors series. It is the third and final in a trilogy following Graystripe, a fictional wild cat trying to find his Clan. It was released on April 22, 2008. It is drawn by James …

25780. Sword Play

Linda Joy Singleton

Sword Play is a book published in 2006 that was written by Linda Joy Singleton.

25784. What on Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, …

Robert Fulghum

What on Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations is a book by Robert Fulghum.

25789. Beyond Sanctuary

Janet Morris

Beyond Sanctuary, by Janet Morris, is the first authorized "Thieves World (R) novel, as well as the first in her series of three "Beyond" books and the first novel in "The Sacred Band" literary series. In Beyond Sanctuary, Tempus takes his Sacred Band of Stepsons out of …

25792. Torments of the Traitor

Ian Irvine

Torments of the Traitor / The Fate of the Fallen is the first novel in Ian Irvine's The Song of the Tears trilogy. Torments of the Traitor was released as The Fate of the Fallen in the UK.

25796. The Other Side of Me

Sidney Sheldon

The Other Side Of Me is the autobiographical memoirs of American writer Sidney Sheldon published in 2005. It was also his final book.

25799. 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 …



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