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.

26205. Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir

Tony Hillerman

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 …

26209. 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 …

26211. The Clocks of Iraz

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 …

26214. A Closed Book

Gilbert Adair

A Closed Book is a short novel by Gilbert Adair, published in 2000. The book starts with a slightly awkward meeting between a crotchety blind author and a sighted interviewee he seeks to employ as his assistant. The narrative is presented almost entirely through dialogue between …

26218. Beast

Ally Kennen

Beast is a young adult novel by Ally Kennen, published in 2006. It won the 2007 Manchester Book Award, and was shortlisted for the 2006 Booktrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Carnegie Medal and the 2007 Branford Boase Award. Like Berserk and Bedlam, there will be a new edition of the …

26219. 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 …

26224. 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.

26227. 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 …

26230. 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 …

26234. 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 …

26235. The Women and the Warlords

Hugh Cook

The Women and the Warlords is a book published in 1987 that was written by Hugh Cook.

26236. Conrad the Factory-Made Boy

Christine Nöstlinger

Konrad, a perfectly factory-made seven-year-old, is delivered by mistake to scatter-brained, non-conformist Mrs. Bartolotti, and the two devise a crazy plan to prevent his being reclaimed.

26240. 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 …

26244. 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 …

26245. Son of Spellsinger

Alan Dean Foster

Son of Spellsinger is a fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book follows the continuing adventures of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather who is transported from our world into a land of talking animals and magic. It is the seventh book in the Spellsinger series.

26249. The Color of Summer

Reinaldo Arenas

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

26251. A Russian Beauty and Other Stories

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

A Russian Beauty and Other Stories is a collection of thirteen short stories by Vladimir Nabokov. All were written in Russian by Nabokov between 1923 and 1940 as an expatriate in Berlin, Paris, and other places in western Europe. They appeared individually in the Russian émigré …

26258. 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 …

26269. 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 …

26276. Jacky Daydream

Jacqueline Wilson

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; …

26277. Sword Play

Linda Joy Singleton

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

26286. The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk

Carolyn Keene

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.

26296. 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.

26298. 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 …

26299. De goden wáren astronauten het ware verhaal van de …

Erich von Däniken

Why do nearly all the world's major religions share such similar myths and legends? Erich Von Däniken, author of the runaway international bestseller Chariots of the Gods, believes he knows--and the answer is as wondrous and awe-inspiring as it is controversial: the winged …

26300. Justicia global

Che Guevara

Justicia global is a book written by Che Guevara.

26301. 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 …

26313. 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 …

26355. 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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