The most popular books in English
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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.
British journalist Anthony Sampson first met Nelson Mandela in 1951, when Sampson was editing a black magazine in Johannesburg, and his biography of the leader benefits greatly from his long familiarity with South Africa and his access to the 81-year-old statesman's unpublished …
Robert A. Heinlein
The Past Through Tomorrow is a collection of Robert A. Heinlein's Future History stories. Most of the stories are part of a larger storyline of a rapidly collapsing American sanity, followed by a theocratic dictatorship. A revolution overthrows the theocracy and establishes a …
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 …
Alphabetical Africa is a constrained writing experiment by Walter Abish. It is written in the form of a novel. A paperback edition was issued in New York by New Directions Publishing Corporation in 1974 with ISBN 0-8112-0533-9. It was still in print in 2004.
Who Killed Zebedee? is a short detective story by Wilkie Collins, first published under the alternate title, "The Policeman & The Cook," in serial form in 1881. A young wife is convinced that, while sleepwalking, she has murdered her own husband, John Zebedee. Together, a …
Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind is a book by Bruce Watson.
Richard O. Duda
Pattern Classification is a book written by Richard O. Duda, Peter E. Hart, and David G. Stork.
Michael P. Kube-McDowell
The Quiet Pools is a novel written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell.
The book Wizard, the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla is a biography of Nikola Tesla by Marc J. Seifer published in 1996.
Jerusalem Commands is a novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the third in the Pyat Quartet tetralogy. This novel takes place between World War One and World War Two, and in it, Colonel Pyat travels from Hollywood to Casablanca. Alexandria and travels across the Sahara.
M. John Harrison
In Viriconium is a novel written by M. John Harrison.
Philip K. Dick
The Water of the Wondrous Isles is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first writer of modern fantasy to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It was first printed in 1897 by …
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 …
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.
Terraplane, published in 1988, is a Jack Womack science fiction novel. The Terraplane is a 1930s automobile, which plays a significant role in this novel. It is also a time machine from the corporate-dominated future of DryCo, a manipulative multinational corporation in "New" …
Edwin Abbott 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 …
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 …
The Raven's Knot is the second book in the Tales from the Wyrd Museum series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1995.
The Fallon Blood is a novel written by fantasy author James Oliver Rigney, Jr. under the name Reagan O'Neal. It is typical of the genre historical romance. It is the first book in the Michael Fallon trilogy. The more common 1995 printing is a new reprint, released by Tor Books …
The Girls: Sappho Goes To Hollywood is a 2000 book by Diana McLellan that speculates on a romance between Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. The Observer found it "purely speculative" and "uncorroborated". Kirkus found it "lively". Publishers Weekly was more approving, saying …
Babel is a book by Patti Smith, published in 1978, and contains Smith's poems along with her prose, lyrics, pictures and drawings.
Slinky Malinki first published in 1991, is one of a well-known series of books by New Zealand author Lynley Dodd. It features the adventures of the stalking and lurking adventurous cat Slinky Malinki who is a common cat during the day but becomes a thief as night falls. The book …
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions is a 1976 children's book written by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. It was Musgrove's first book, but the Dillons were experienced artists and this book won them the second of their two consecutive Caldecott Medals. …
Last Day in Limbo is the title of the eighth novel chronicling the adventures of crime lord-turned-secret agent Modesty Blaise. The novel was first published in 1976 and was written by Peter O'Donnell, who had created the character for a comic strip in the early 1960s. The book …
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 …
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 …
Vulcan! is a Star Trek novel by Kathleen Sky. The plot of the book was developed from an undeveloped script outline that Sky had submitted for Star Trek: The Original Series that was positively received by Gene Roddenberry but went unused because of the cancellation of the …
Home Is the Hunter is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Dana Kramer-Rolls.
The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk is the seventeenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It was first published in 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap.
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 …
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 …
Hangfire is the sixth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. This installment of Starfist contains three significant and independent plots, one involving members of third platoon, Company L, and the second involves Brigadier …
Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department is a memoir by US Secretary of State official Dean Acheson, published by W. W. Norton in 1969, which won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Alpine Path is an autobiography of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Originally published as series of autobiographical essay in the Toronto magazine Everywoman's World from June to November in 1917, and later separately published in 1974.
Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel is a Special Edgars Award winning book.
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 …
His Family is a novel by Ernest Poole published in 1917 about the life of a New York widower and his three daughters in the 1910s. It received the first Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918.
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.
The Listeners is a science fiction novel by American author James Gunn. It centers on the search for interstellar communication and the effect that receipt of a message has. Although the search and the message are the unifying background of the novel, the chapters explore the …
Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir is the 2001 autobiography of author Tony Hillerman. The title reflects the attitude that he learned as a child living on a farm in Oklahoma; if one learns not to have unrealistic expectations, one will often be pleasantly surprised and seldom …
The Southpaw was the first of the Henry Wiggen baseball novels by Mark Harris, published in 1953. Wiggen, star pitcher and narrator of the novel, tells of his early years in baseball and his debut with the New York Mammoths. It was followed by Bang the Drum Slowly.
Paul R. Gross
Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science is a book by biologist Paul R. Gross and mathematician Norman Levitt, published in 1994.
L. Sprague de Camp
The Clocks of Iraz is a fantasy novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp, the second book of both his Novarian series and the "Reluctant King" trilogy featuring King Jorian of Xylar. It was first published as a paperback by Pyramid Books in 1971 and later reprinted by Del Rey …
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 …
White People is a 1991 novel by author Allan Gurganus.
Norma Fox Mazer
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". …
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.
An exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us.Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black …
Conan the Destroyer is a fantasy novel written by Robert Jordan featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, a novelization of the feature film of the same name. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in 1984.
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. …
Alan Dean Foster
Into the Out Of is a horror/fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster.
Skinner's Rules is a 1993 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the first of the Bob Skinner novels.
Laura Anne Gilman
Deep Water is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
W. E. B. Griffin
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 …
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.
Quest Crosstime is a science fiction novel written by Andre Norton and first published in 1965 by The Viking Press. The story is not so much a sequel to The Crossroads of Time as it is a different story with the same characters.
Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution is a book written by Stephen Knight first published in 1976. It proposed a solution to five murders in Victorian London that were blamed on an unidentified serial killer known as "Jack the Ripper". In an attempt to solve the mystery, Knight …
Stork Naked is the thirtieth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.
Jacky Daydream is an autobiographical book about Jacqueline Wilson's childhood, first published in 2007. The book's title refers to a nickname given to the author when she was at school. The teacher, Mr Branson would give all the children nicknames according to their character; …
Linda Joy Singleton
Sword Play is a book published in 2006 that was written by Linda Joy Singleton.
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream is a 1990 non-fiction book written by H. G. Bissinger. The book follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas, as they made a run towards the Texas state championship. While originally …
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 …
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.
Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for …
Alicia is a smart, confident and gorgeous prostitute in Havana. She is not a street-walker. Rather, she displays her wares on bicycle, seducing men through the irresistible pull of her fine derrière. John King, her new client, is a Canadian businessman with a striking …
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 …
The Public Image is a novel published in 1968 by Scottish author Muriel Spark and shortlisted for the Booker Prize the following year. It is set in Rome and concerns Annabel Christopher, an up-and-coming film actress. Annabel carefully cultivates her image to keep her career on …
"If laughter actually is the best medicine, fortunate readers of this wonderful novel will surely enjoy perfect health for the rest of their days."―Kirkus ReviewsA comic gem, Jerzy Pilch's A Thousand Peaceful Cities takes place in 1963, in the latter days of the Polish …
Adam Czerniakow was a Polish Jew who killed himself on July 23, 1942—on the face of it not an uncommon occurrence in those times. But there is more to the story than the tragic death of one man among so many millions. Czerniakow was for almost three years the chairman of the …
Erri De Luca
The Red Horse is an epic novel written by Eugenio Corti that follows an industrial family, the Rivas, in Nomana starting from the end of May 1940 through World War II and the new democratic Italy. The book is divided in three parts: The Red Horse, The Pale Horse, and The Tree of …
Erri De Luca
The Life of Castruccio Castracani is a short work by Niccolò Machiavelli. It is made in the form of a short biographical account of the life of the medieval Tuscan condottiere, Castruccio Castracani, who lived in and ruled Lucca. The book is thought to have been written during a …
Summa Technologiae is a 1964 book by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Summa is one of the first collections of philosophical essays by Lem. The book exhibits depth of insight and irony usual for Lem's creations. The name is an allusion to Summa Theologiae by Thomas Aquinas and to …
Another Beauty is a 1998 memoir by the Polish poet Adam Zagajewski. It focuses on Zagajewski's student years and early time as a poet in Kraków in the 1960s and 1970s, and his involvement with the artist group "Now", leaving aestheticism behind to focus on contemporary politics …
When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, he was concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon the constraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis no longer holds good, …
The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia is a 1929 book by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski. The work is his second in the trilogy on the Trobrianders, with the other two being Argonauts of the Western Pacific and Coral Gardens and Their Magic.
Marina Cecilie Roné
Originally published in German in 1935, this monograph anticipated solutions to problems of scientific progress, the truth of scientific fact and the role of error in science now associated with the work of Thomas Kuhn and others. Arguing that every scientific concept and …
Henriette E. Møller