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.

26802. Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico (Pearls)

Javier Marías

A gem of a Marías story: Elvis and his entourage abandon their translator in a seedy cantina full of enraged criminals. “It all happened because of Elvis Presley.” Elvis, down south of the border to film a movie, has insisted his producers hire a proper Spaniard so that he can …

26825. 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 …

26867. Plato: Ion

Plato

26881. They Used Dark Forces

Dennis Wheatley

They Used Dark Forces is the final part of Gregory Sallust's wartime experiences. In this novel Sallust is sent to investigate rumours of a German superweapon being built in Peenemünde. He is wounded following an air raid and encounters Ibrahim Mallacou a Jewish Satanist who …

26887. 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.

26896. 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 …

26909. Taxi

خالد الخميسي

Taxi is a collection of 58 short stories by Khaled Al Khamissi, first published in December 2006. A book dedicated "to the life that lives in the words of poor people." Taxi is a journey of urban sociology in the Egyptian capital through the voices of taxi drivers. Through …

26915. Parenting, Inc

Pamela Paul

Parenting, Inc.: How We Are Sold on $800 Strollers, Fetal Education, Baby Sign Language, Sleeping Coaches, Toddler Couture, and Diaper Wipe Warmers -- And What It Means for Our Children is a 2008 book by American writer Pamela Paul, discussing the industry that provides goods …

26976. The Mysteries of Glass

Sue Gee

The Mysteries of Glass is a 2004 novel by British author Sue Gee. It was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005.

26989. 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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