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. Blind Voices

Tom Reamy

"It was a time of pause, a time between planting and harvest when the air was heavy, humming with its own slow warm music." So begins an extraordinary fantasy of the rural Midwest by a winner of the John W. Campbell, Jr., Award for best young science fiction writer. One summer …

26603. En dåres försvarstal

August Strindberg

This autobiographical novel is based on Strindberg's life in the 1870s and 1880s, and focuses on his marriage to Siri von Essen. It purports to be a vehicle for explaining to himself his role in the relationship from its ecstatic beginnings to its catastrophic conclusion. The …

26604. A thousand peaceful cities

Jerzy Pilch

"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 …

26606. Shannon's Way

A. J. Cronin

Shannon's Way is a 1948 novel by Scots author, A. J. Cronin. It continues the story of Robert Shannon from Cronin's previous novel, The Green Years.

26613. Whites

Norman Rush

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

26615. Face

Benjamin Zephaniah

Face by British-Jamaican author and poet Benjamin Zephaniah is a novel published in 1999 about a teenage boy who suffers facial injuries in a joyriding accident. Face has also been adapted as a stage play.

26616. Reality and Dreams

Muriel Spark

Reality and Dreams is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark, published in 1996. It was identified by the New York Times Book Review as one of the notable books of 1997.

26622. 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 …

26629. Frozen Assets

P. G. Wodehouse

Frozen Assets is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 14 July 1964 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York under the title Biffen's Millions, and in the United Kingdom on 14 August 1964 by Herbert Jenkins, London. Set in the publishing world, Frozen …

26633. My Life as a Traitor

Zarah Ghahramani

My Life as a Traitor is a 2007 biography and memoir, written by Zarah Ghahramani and Robert Hillman. The book documents the life of Ghahramani, including her early childhood. In 2001, Ghahramani was arrested for citing crimes against the Islamic Republic of Iran and sent to …

26634. Effortless mastery

Kenny Werner

Effortless Mastery is a book written by jazz pianist Kenny Werner, that deals with musical freedom for musicians.

26635. Seth Material

Jane Roberts

The Seth Material is a collection of writing dictated by Jane Roberts to her husband from late 1963 until her death in 1984. Roberts claimed the words were spoken by a discarnate entity named Seth. The material is regarded as one of the cornerstones of New Age philosophy, and …

26653. Another Beauty

Adam Zagajewski

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 …

26656. The Measure of Our Days: New Beginnings at Life's End

Jerome Groopman

The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness is a book of case studies of patients by Dr. Jerome Groopman, published by Penguin Books in October 1997. It was later serialized in The New Yorker and in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. In 2000, it became the …

26657. Terraplane

Jack Womack

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" …

26663. Postmodernity and its discontents

Zygmunt Bauman

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, …

26666. The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia

Bronisław Malinowski

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.

26673. Icarus at the Edge of Time

Brian Greene

Icarus at the Edge of Time is a 2008 novella by physicist Brian Greene, illustrated by Chip Kidd with images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

26674. Plato: Ion

Plato

26689. The Herring-Sellers Apprentice

L C Tyler

The Herring-Sellers Apprentice is a book published in 2007 that was written by L.C. Tyler.

26690. The Widow and Her Hero

Thomas Keneally

The Widow and Her Hero is a novel by the Australian author Thomas Keneally set in Australia during World War II.

26696. Horowitz Horror

Anthony Horowitz

'Horowitz Horror and More Horowitz Horror are two collections of short horror stories written by Anthony Horowitz, published in 1999 and 2000 respectively. A third set of stories is awaiting release. Horowitz Horror was first published in 1999 and contained nine short stories. …

26698. The Hugo Winners

Isaac Asimov

The Hugo Winners was a series of books which collected science fiction and fantasy stories that won a Hugo Award for Short Story, Novelette or Novella at the World Science Fiction Convention between 1955 and 1982. Each volume was edited by Isaac Asimov, who wrote the …

26699. Shadowline

Glen Cook

Shadowline is a book published in 1982 that was written by Glen Cook.

26703. 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. Summa Technologiae

Stanisław Lem

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 …

26708. Corrupting Dr. Nice

John Kessel

Corrupting Dr. Nice is a science fiction novel by John Kessel, published in 1997. It is a time travel novel modeled on the screwball comedies of the 1930s. The story follows the rich and klutzy Owen Vannice as he exports a dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period. On the way to the …

26711. Wolf

Gillian Cross

Wolf is a young-adult novel by Gillian Cross, published by Oxford in 1990. Set in London, it features communal living, terrorism, and wolves and a teenage girl in relation to her mother, father, and paternal grandmother. Cross won the annual Carnegie Medal recognising the year's …

26714. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of …

John Putnam Demos

Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England is a book by John Putnam Demos.

26718. 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 …

26735. Beneath the Moors

Brian Lumley

Beneath the Moors is a fantasy horror novel by author Brian Lumley. It was published by Arkham House in 1974 in an edition of 3,842 copies. It was Lumley's second book published by Arkham House. The novel is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

26741. 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."

26752. Genesis and development of a scientific fact

Ludwik Fleck

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 …

26756. Mine for Keeps

Jean Little

Mine for Keeps is a 1962 book by the Canadian children's author Jean Little. At the time she wrote Mine for Keeps, Little was teaching in a school for the disabled and she had written the book after becoming tired of reading her students books in which disabled child characters …

26771. The Crazy Man

Pamela Porter

The Crazy Man is a Canadian children's story written by Pamela Porter in 2005. The story is set in 1965 about a girl named Emaline. When her leg is run over by a tractor, Emaline is left crippled. The narrative follows Emaline as she deals with her family, which is falling apart.

26774. 15

Per Nilsson

26776. Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone

Max McCoy

Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone is the ninth of 12 Indiana Jones novels published by Bantam Books. Max McCoy, the author of this book, also wrote three of the other Indiana Jones books for Bantam. Published on April 1, 1995, it is preceded by Indiana Jones and the …

26789. The Opposite House

Helen Oyeyemi

The Opposite House is a novel by British author Helen Oyeyemi first published by Penguin Books in 2007.

26793. What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their …

Richard Brookhiser

What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers is a 2006 non-fiction book by American journalist and historian Richard Brookhiser. The author discusses the viewpoints, backgrounds, and character traits of the American 'Founding Fathers', and he compares and contrasts …

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 …



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