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.

26214. 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 …

26227. 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 …

26233. Jubiabá

Jorge Amado

Jubiabá is a Brazilian modernist novel written by Jorge Amado in 1935. It earned Amado an international reputation, being hailed by Albert Camus as “a magnificent and haunting” book. Begun in 1934 in Conceição da Feira in Bahia, when Jorge Amado was 22, Jubiabá was completed in …

26237. The Angel of the West Window (Studies in Austrian …

Gustav Meyrink

A complex and ambitious novel which centres on the life of the Elizabethan magus John Dee, in England, Poland and Prague, as it intertwines past and present, dreams and visions, myth and reality in a world of the occult, culminating in the transmutation of physical reality into …

26254. Justicia global

Che Guevara

Justicia global is a book written by Che Guevara.

26260. 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 …

26263. 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 …

26269. Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's …

Markus Wolf

The Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster is a book by Markus Wolf and Anne McElvoy.

26297. 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 …

26298. 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 …

26302. 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 …

26303. The Color of Summer

Reinaldo Arenas

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

26333. The Red Horse

Eugenio Corti

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 …

26347. Life of Castruccio Castracani

Nicolas Machiavel

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 …



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