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.

25801. A Little Party Dress: Lyric Essays

Christian Bobin

Childhood, the pleasures of reading, loss, and joy are among the subjects featured in this collection of nine essays. In the fusing of memoir, short story, and reflective essay genres along with the spiritual exposé of modern life, this meditative prose examines spirituality and …

25803. Little Vampire Does Kung Fu!

Joann Sfar

Jeffrey the jerk is a bully and everyone knows it. Little Vampire isn't about to stand around and watch him pick on his best friend, Michael. There's only one thing to do: Travel to the highest mountain and seek kung fu lessons from the master...

25810. The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of …

Georges Perec

A novel that dispenses with the normal rules for literary composition.

25811. Tom is dead

Marie Darrieussecq

From the bestselling author of Pig Tales, a suspense novel about grief.The narrator's son has been dead for ten years; he was four and a half. To stop herself from forgetting, she tries to write Tom's story, the story of his death. It will lead her—and the reader—to the …

25812. Until tonight

Laure Adler

On 13th July, 2000, Laure Adler almost collided with a lorry and was lucky to escape unharmed. That evening, she took off the watch her partner had given her and stared at its inscription, "a ce soir" - until tonight. Although the watch was broken and the face had misted over, …

25813. Good Intentions

Agnès Desarthe

With her husband Julien away on business much of the time, and now a second child on the way, Sonia finds herself drawn into the darker corners of life in her block. She finds herself sucked speedily into the maelstrom of two neighbours' sordid lethargy and ordinary cruelty.

25814. Studies in Classic American Literature

D. H. Lawrence

Lawrence asserted that 'the proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it'. In these highly individual, penetrating essays he has exposed 'the American whole soul' within some of that continent's major works of literature. In seeking to establish …

25815. Sixth Grade

Susie Morgenstern

Margot’s been accepted to Pine Tree Junior High! Now it’s on to the big time. But there’s so much that needs to be done—Margot’s entire family feels the upheaval. Margot’s sister Anne, doesn’t make matters any easier: "Anyone would think you were the only kid in the world going …

25816. George Steiner at the New Yorker (New Directions …

George Steiner

An education in a portmanteau: George Steiner at The New Yorker collects his best work from his more than 150 pieces for the magazine. Between 1967 and 1997, George Steiner wrote more than 130 pieces on a great range of topics for The New Yorker, making new books, difficult …

25817. Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mosses from an Old Manse is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s second story collection, first published in 1846 in two volumes and featuring sketches and tales written over a span of more than twenty years, including such classics as “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Birthmark,” and “Rappaccini’s …

25818. aration

Dan Franck

His first clue comes when his wife stops holding his hand in public. The second comes when she starts avoiding him at home. After the clues comes the certainty: his wife is in love with another man. After that, the only question is when she will leave him -- and whether he will …

25828. 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 …

25829. The Color of Summer

Reinaldo Arenas

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

25841. In Another Light

Andrew Greig

In Another Light is the fifth novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. It won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award, and was nominated in 2006 for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

25846. The God Beneath the Sea

Leon Garfield

The God Beneath the Sea is a children's novel based on Greek mythology, written by Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen, illustrated by Charles Keeping, and published by Longman in 1970. It was awarded the annual Carnegie Medal and commended for the companion Greenaway Medal by the …

25853. 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 …

25856. A Floating City

Jules Verne

A Floating City is an adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne first published in 1871. It tells of a woman who, on board the ship Great Eastern with her abusive husband, finds that the man she loves is also on board.

25862. 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 …

25869. 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 …

25872. Monsieur Vénus: Roman Materialiste (Texts and …

Rachilde

When the rich and well-connected Raoule de Vénérande becomes enamored of Jacques Silvert, a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living, she turns him into her mistress and eventually into her wife. Raoule's suitor, a cigar-smoking former hussar officer, becomes an …

25879. The Whisper of Glocken

Carol Kendall

added a ref tag. The Whisper of Glocken is a children's novel by Carol Kendall, first published in 1965. It is the second book in the series about the race of small people called the Minnipins, being a sequel to The Gammage Cup. The Minnipin valley is being flooded, and five new …

25880. The Path to Power

Margaret Thatcher

The Path to Power is a memoir by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher covering her life from her birth in 1925 until she became Prime Minister in 1979.

25882. Antigones: How the Antigone Legend Has Endured in …

George Steiner

Antigones: How the Antigone Legend Has Endured in Western Literature, Art, and Thought is a book by George Steiner.

25887. The Baritone Wore Chiffon

Mark Schweizer

The Baritone Wore Chiffon is the second book in Mark Schweizer's St. Germaine mystery series. In this book, Hayden koenig travels to York, England, where he investigates the death of a bearded woman.

25898. The Megalithic European

Julian Cope

The Megalithic European : The 21st Century Traveller in Prehistoric Europe is Julian Cope's second book on historic sites, this time looking at continental Europe and Ireland. Like its predecessor - The Modern Antiquarian - the book is split into a shorter, discursive …

25899. The Best of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick

The Best of Philip K. Dick is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1977. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines Planet Stories, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Space Science Fiction, Imagination, …

25907. Home Is the Hunter

Dana Kramer-Rolls

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

25908. Quest for the Future

A. E. van Vogt

Quest for the Future is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt. It was first published by Ace Books in 1970. A schoolteacher from the 20th century becomes involved in the activities of a group of time travelers.

25918. 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 …

25920. 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 …

25921. 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 …

25925. Justicia global

Che Guevara

Justicia global is a book written by Che Guevara.

25932. Irene's Cunt

Louis Aragon

Irene's Cunt is a short erotic novel written by the French poet and novelist Louis Aragon under the pseudonym Albert de Routisie, first published in 1928. Its title is rendered in English variously as Irene or Irene's Cunt. Jean-Jacques Pauvert has called the novel "one of the …

25933. The G-String Murders

Gypsy Rose Lee

The G-String Murders is a 1941 detective novel written by famed American burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. There have been claims made that the novel was in fact written by Craig Rice but others have suggested that there is enough documented evidence in the form of manuscripts …

25937. Security, Territory, Population

Michel Foucault

Security, Territory, Population is a part of a lecture series by French philosopher Michel Foucault at the Collège de France between 1977 and 1978 and published posthumously based on audio recordings. In it, Foucault examines the notion of biopolitics as a new technology of …

25943. 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 …

25951. 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 …

25958. Thieves of Baghdad

Matthew Bogdanos

Thieves of Baghdad is a non-fictional account written by Col. Matthew Bogdanos about the quest to recover over a thousand lost artifacts from the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad after the country's counter-invasion.

25970. Live and Let Shop

Michael Spradlin

Live and Let Shop is a book written by Michael Spradlin.

25987. Dawkins' God

Alister McGrath

Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life is a book by Alister McGrath, a theologian who is currently Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. The book, published in 2004, aims to refute claims about religion made by another well-known professor at …

25988. Mathias Sandorf

Jules Verne

Mathias Sandorf was an 1885 adventure book by French writer Jules Verne. It was first serialized in Le Temps in 1885, and it was Verne's epic Mediterranean adventure. It employs many of the devices that had served well in his earlier novels: islands, cryptograms, surprise …

25995. The Walking Dead, Vol. 14

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Vol. 14 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

25999. 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 …

26000. We Were Liars

E. Lockhart

A New York Times BestsellerOne of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (New York Times)"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents." —Wall Street Journal "A rich, stunning summer …



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