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.

26801. Beyond Star Trek: Physics from Alien Invasion to the …

Lawrence M. Krauss

In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics …

26802. The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth

Eoin Colfer

International best-selling author Eoin Colfer was introduced to a younger audience with his delightful new chapter book series in 2004. Now, Colfer takes readers on another entertaining ride with loveable brothers Will and Marty Woodman. Not much can scare Will and Marty. That …

26803. The Valley of Decision

Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers. Absorbing and complex, it …

26805. The Groves of Academe

Mary McCarthy

The Groves of Academe is a novel by American writer Mary McCarthy. Considered to be one of the first academic novels, it concerns the sequence of events that take place after Henry Mulcahy, a literary instructor at the fictive Jocelyn College, learns that his teaching …

26811. Whites

Norman Rush

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

26812. Parables and Paradoxes

Franz Kafka

Parables and Paradoxes is a bilingual edition of selected writings by Franz Kafka edited by Nahum N. Glatzer. In this volume of collected pieces, Kafka re-examines and rewrites some basic mythical tales of Ancient Israel, Hellas, the Far East, and the West, as well as creations …

26814. The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of …

Patrick French

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul is a biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul by Patrick French. It was published in 2008. The title is a quotation from Naipaul's book "A Bend in the River". The world is what it is; men who are …

26816. Eva Trout

Elizabeth Bowen

Eva Trout is Elizabeth Bowen's final novel and was shortlisted for the 1970 Booker Prize. First published in 1968, it is about a young woman—the eponymous heroine—who, abandoned by her mother just after her birth, raised by nurses and nannies and educated by governesses all …

26817. 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.

26819. The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five …

Paul Hendrickson

The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War is a book written by Paul Hendrickson.

26820. Bill's New Frock

Anne Fine

Bill's New Frock is a book by Anne Fine and illustrated by Philippe Dupasquier for younger readers, first published in 1989, and reissued by Egmont in a new edition on 1 August 2002. The story concerns a young boy, Bill Simpson, who wakes up one morning to find he has …

26822. Trail of Feathers

Tahir Shah

Trail of Feathers is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah.

26823. The Fallen Curtain

Ruth Rendell

The Fallen Curtain is a short story collection by British writer Ruth Rendell. The title story won the MWA Edgar Award for Best Short Story of the Year.

26824. 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, …

26829. 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 …

26833. A Warlock in Whitby

Robin Jarvis

A Warlock in Whitby is the second book in The Whitby Witches series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1995.

26835. Effortless mastery

Kenny Werner

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

26836. Var the Stick

Piers Anthony

Var the Stick is a book published in 1972 that was written by Piers Anthony.

26839. This Time: New and Selected Poems

Gerald Stern

Gerald Stern is often compared to Walt Whitman, and his verse does possess a similar oracular urgency. Yet his lines are shorter and more digestible to the modern ear, and his emotional sensibility is more likely to search for analogies in wildlife--maple trees and blue jays in …

26841. The Passion of Michel Foucault

James Miller

The Passion of Michel Foucault is a biography of the French philosopher Michel Foucault authored by the American philosopher James Miller. It was first published in the United States by Simon & Schuster in 1993. Within the book, Miller made the claim that Foucault's …

26843. The memorial

Christopher Isherwood

The Memorial is a 1932 English novel by author Christopher Isherwood. The novel tells the story of an English family's disintegration in the days following World War I. Isherwood's second published novel, this is the first of his works for which he adapted his own life …

26846. The Company of Women

Mary Gordon

The Company of Women is a novel by Irish-American author Mary Gordon. First published in 1981, it is a coming-of-age story which details the sheltered upbringing of a well-educated Catholic girl named Felicitas, and how her values are challenged and altered by the turbulence of …

26850. The Nomad

Simon Hawke

The Nomad is a book published in 1994 that was written by Simon Hawke.

26851. Sacrifice of the Widow

Lisa Smedman

Sacrifice of the Widow is a book published in 2007 that was written by Lisa Smedman.

26853. Always Forever

Mark Chadbourn

Always Forever is a book published in 2001 that was written by Mark Chadbourn.

26854. 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 …

26857. The Secret House of Death

Ruth Rendell

The Secret House of Death is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1968.

26858. The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle and published in 1968, by Viking Press in the U.S. and The Bodley Head in the U.K. It follows the tale of a unicorn, who believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has …

26859. An Act of Terror

André Brink

An Act of Terror is a novel by Andre Brink, first published in 1991.

26860. The Hunter

Julia Leigh

The Hunter is the first novel by Julia Leigh, published in 1999. It follows the efforts of an anonymous agent as he attempts to track down the last Tasmanian tiger rumoured to exist in Tasmania. Reception to the novel was primarily positive, and it went on to receive several …

26867. Monkey Hunting

Cristina Garcia

Monkey Hunting is a 2003 novel by Cristina García.

26870. It's So Amazing

Robie Harris

Published in 1999, It’s So Amazing: a Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families is a children's book about pregnancy and childbirth. It is written by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley. It appeared as #37 in the ALA's list of Most Banned Books during the …

26872. 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.

26873. Doctor Who and the Ark in Space

Ian Marter

At a time in the far off future, Earth has become inhospitable. A selection of humanity is placed deep frozen in a fully automated space station to await the day of their return to earth...

26874. The Chateau

William Maxwell

The Chateau is a novel written by William Keepers Maxwell, Jr..

26877. Baby brother's blues

Pearl Cleage

Baby brother's blues is a book.

26881. Riceyman Steps

Arnold Bennett

Riceyman Steps is a novel by British novelist Arnold Bennett, first published in 1923 and winner of that year's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

26887. Marco's Millions

William Sleator

Marco's Millions is a science fiction novel by William Sleator. It is a prequel to the main book, The Boxes.

26888. A World of Hurt

David Sherman

A World of Hurt, a science fiction novel by David Sherman and Dan Cragg, is the tenth novel in their StarFist series. A civilian analyst in the Confederation of Human Worlds' Development Control Division of the Department of Colonial Development, Population Control, and …

26890. 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 …

26892. 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.

26893. A Curtain of Green

Eudora Welty

A Curtain of Green was the first collection of short stories written by Eudora Welty. In these stories Welty looks at the state of Mississippi through the eyes of its inhabitants, the common people, both black and white, and presents a realistic view of the racial relations that …

26894. 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 …

26896. The Herring-Sellers Apprentice

L C Tyler

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

26897. Dupe

Liza Cody

26898. 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.

26899. The Wolf Sea

Robert Low

The Wolf Sea is the second novel of the four-part Oathsworn series by Scottish writer of historical fiction, Robert Low, released on 4 August 2008 through Harper. The novel was relatively well received.

26900. The Enemy

Desmond Bagley

The Enemy is a first person narrative espionage thriller novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1977. In 2001 it was made into a movie, starring Roger Moore, Luke Perry and Olivia d'Abo.

26908. 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. …

26912. Shadowline

Glen Cook

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

26913. Canoeing with the Cree

Eric Sevareid

Canoeing with the Cree is a 1935 book by Eric Sevareid recounting a canoe trip by Sevareid and his friend Walter Port. During the 1930 trip, sponsored by the Minneapolis Star, Sevareid and Port canoed more than 2,250 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota to York Factory on the …

26917. Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men

Colin Bateman

Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men is the second novel of the Dan Starkey series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 25 April 1996 through Harper Collins. The name of the novel is a reference to the John Steinbeck novella Of Mice and Men.

26918. 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 …

26924. 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 …

26925. The Happy Day

Ruth Krauss

The Happy Day is a book written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Marc Simont.

26928. 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 …

26929. 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 …

26938. Mindsword's Story

Fred Saberhagen

Mindsword's Story is a book published in 1990 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

26942. White Man Falling

Mike Stocks

White Man Falling is the debut novel by British author Mike Stocks. It won the 2006 Goss First Novel Award.

26943. 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."

26944. Race Against Time

Carolyn Keene

Race Against Time is the 66 novel in the Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene. It was published by Wanderer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in 1982. It has 20 chapters and over 200 pages.

26945. Greek Homosexuality

Kenneth J Dover

Greek Homosexuality is a 1978 book about homosexuality in ancient Greece by Kenneth Dover, the first modern scholarly work on the subject. Dover uses archaic and classical archaeological and literary sources to discuss ancient Greek sexual behavior and attitudes. The book's …

26950. Captive Universe

Harry Harrison

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

26966. 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.

26968. 15

Per Nilsson

26971. Starring Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson

Starring Tracy Beaker is a 2006 British children's book, written by Jacqueline Wilson, and illustrated by Nick Sharratt. The book was first released on 5 October 2006, and was published by Doubleday. This is the third book of the daring Tracy, and this time she's up to more fun …

26972. Tears Of A Dragon

Bryan Davis

Tears Of A Dragon is a book published in 2005 that was written by Bryan Davis.

26974. The Chimera's Curse

Julia Golding

The Chimera's Curse is a children's fantasy novel by Julia Golding, first published in 2007. It is the fourth and final book of the Companions Quartet. The rest of the quartet includes The Gorgon's Gaze, Mines of the Minotaur, and Secret of the Sirens. Golding has stated that …

26987. The Burning Tigris

Peter Balakian

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response presents a narrative of the massacres of the Armenians during the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the responsibility of the Ottoman government. Using archival documents and first-person accounts, Peter Balakian shows …

26988. Beyond Wizardwall

Janet Morris

Beyond Wizardwall is a book written by Janet Morris in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe. It is the third of the three -volume Beyond Sanctuary trilogy.

26989. The Opposite House

Helen Oyeyemi

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



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