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.

26601. General Relativity

Robert Wald

In physics and especially relativity, General Relativity is a popular textbook on Einstein's theory of general relativity written by Robert Wald. It was published by the University of Chicago in 1984. The book, a tome of almost 500 pages, covers many aspects of the General …

26609. Whites

Norman Rush

Whites is an award-nominated book written by Norman Rush.

26610. The vicar of Bullhampton

Anthony Trollope

The Vicar of Bullhampton is an 1870 novel by Anthony Trollope. It is made up of three intertwining subplots: the courtship of a young woman by two suitors; a feud between the titular Broad church vicar and a Low church nobleman, abetted by a Methodist minister; and the vicar's …

26614. Signs of Life

M. John Harrison

Signs of Life is a novel by M. John Harrison published in 1997. The dystopian narrative centers on Mick "China" Rose, a biomedical transportation entrepreneur, and his lover Isobel Avens's dream of flying. The novel was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1997, …

26617. 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 …

26643. Something More

Paul Cornell

Something More is a science fantasy novel by Paul Cornell, first published by Gollancz in 2001. It was Cornell's first novel to be published. The novel is set in a future Britain circa 2248, and the plot centres on the investigation of a mysterious stately home called Heartsease.

26645. The Bellarosa Connection

Saul Bellow

The Bellarosa Connection is a 1989 novella by the American author Saul Bellow. The book takes the form of an ongoing dialogue between the Fonstein family about the impact of the Jewish Holocaust. This is an especially significant story as it represents, along with Mr. Sammler's …

26648. The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat

Steven Lukes

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is a book by Steven Lukes. It is a "comedy of ideas" which was published in 1995. It is set in a fictional world, and its primary source of humour is based upon the allusions Lukes makes to this world. The plot follows Professor …

26656. Bill and Pete

Tomie dePaola

Bill and Pete is a book published in 1978 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

26657. Excalibur

Saunders A. Laubenthal

Excalibur is a 1973 Arthurian fantasy novel by American writer Sanders Anne Laubenthal. It was first published by Ballantine Books as the sixtieth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in August, 1973, and has been reprinted a number of times since.

26661. City of Saints and Madmen

Jeff VanderMeer

City of Saints and Madmen: The Book of Ambergris is the title of a collection of fantasy short stories by American writer Jeff VanderMeer, set in the fictional metropolis of Ambergris. The setting was further explored in the novels Shriek: An Afterword and Finch.

26662. The Anime Encyclopedia

Jonathan Clements

The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 is a 2001 encyclopedia written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy. It was published in 2001 by Stone Bridge Press in the United States, and a "revised and expanded" edition was released in 2006. In the United …

26670. Plato: Ion

Plato

26683. Where Shall I Wander

John Ashbery

Where Shall I Wander is a 2005 poetry collection by the American writer John Ashbery. The title comes from the nursery rhyme "Goosey Goosey Gander". It is Ashbery's 23rd book of poetry and was published through Ecco Press. It was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry.

26684. 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 …

26691. The Mad King

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Mad King is a novel by "Tarzan" creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally published in two parts as "The Mad King" and "Barney Custer of Beatrice" in All-Story Weekly, in 1914 and 1915, respectively. These were combined for the book edition, first published in hardcover by A. …

26697. 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 …

26706. On Market Street

Arnold Lobel

On Market Street is a book written by Arnold Lobel and illustrated by Anita Lobel.

26708. Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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 …

26714. The Nightingale's Song

Robert Timberg

The Nightingale's Song is a 1995 book by Baltimore Sun journalist Robert Timberg. It relates the military and political careers of five graduates of the United States Naval Academy, most of whom served during the Vietnam War in either the United States Navy or United States …

26738. Captive Witness

Carolyn Keene

Captive Witness is the 64th volume in the Nancy Drew Stories series. Nancy travels to Austria to solve a mystery. It is about stolen film and 10 refugee children trapped in Hungary. It was originally titled "Captive Witness Mystery."

26751. Captive Universe

Harry Harrison

Captive Universe is a science fiction novel by American author Harry Harrison, which was first published in 1969.

26754. The Knights of the Black Earth

Margaret & Don Perrin Weis

The Knights of the Black Earth is a book published in 1995 that was written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.

26757. Southland

Nina Revoyr

"I'm an LA native with a lot of love for LA crime fiction, but instead of preaching to the noir choir about The Long Goodbye, I'd like to gush about Southland by Nina Revoyr. It's a brilliant, ambitious, moving literary crime novel about two families in South Los Angeles and …

26772. Voyages of Imagination

Jeff Ayers

Voyages of Imagination is a Star Trek reference guide written by Jeff Ayers. It covers every Star Trek novel published up to 2006 with interviews from authors and editors. It is 800 pages long. According to Marco Palmieri, the book is "conceived as a guide to the history of …

26773. The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country!

Lane Smith

The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country is a book by Lane Smith. A sequel to his book The Happy Hocky Family, it tells a number of very short stories about the Hocky Family and their new home in the country.

26774. That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

Cressida Cowell

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown is a children's picture book written by Cressida Cowell and illustrated by Neal Layton, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Awards and longlisted for …

26794. Charmides

Plato

The Charmides is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosyne, a Greek word usually translated into English as "temperance", "self-control", or "restraint". As is typical with Platonic early …

26800. A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. Set in a near future English society that has a subculture of extreme youth violence, the novella has a teenage protagonist, Alex, who narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state …



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