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.

27201. Part of the Solution

Ulrich Peltzer

It’s Berlin in the summer of 2003—sunshine for weeks on end, weather to fall in love. And that’s just what Christian Eich, the main character in Ulrich Peltzer’s acclaimed novel Part of the Solution, does; but that’s not all. Christian Eich, a thirty-something freelance …

27202. The Captain of Köpenick

Carl Zuckmayer

Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voight wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. Luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city …

27204. Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and …

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Originally published in 1766, the Laocoön has been called the first extended attempt in modern times to define the distinctive spheres of art and poetry.

27205. The Maid of Orleans

Friedrich Schiller

The Maid of Orleans is a tragedy by Friedrich Schiller, written in 1801 in Leipzig. During his lifetime, it was one of Schiller's most frequently-performed pieces.

27207. 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 …

27208. My year in the no-man's-bay

Peter Handke

"There was one time in my life when I experienced metamorphosis." A novel that begins with a sentence like this and also features a main character named Gregor obviously has serious ambitions from the get-go. But readers of Austrian writer Peter Handke's previous fiction would …

27210. Elsewhere

William Peter Blatty

Elsewhere is a novel by William Peter Blatty, released on May 15, 2009 through Cemetery Dance Publications. It was originally published as a novella in 1999 in Al Sarrantonio's 999: New Stories Of Horror And Suspense anthology. Elsewhere is studied in the 2008 publication …

27211. The Final Journey

Gudrun Pausewang

The Final Journey is a book written by Gudrun Pausewang.

27219. Language, Proof and Logic

Jon Barwise

Language, Proof and Logic is a book written by Jon Barwise and John Etchemendy.

27223. One Day a Year: 1960-2000

Christa Wolf

One Day a Year: 1960-2000 is a book by Christa Wolf.

27225. The Invisible Collection

Stefan Zweig

'This is the story of about the strangest thing that I've ever encountered, old art dealer that I am.' It is perhaps the finest art collection of its kind, acquired through a lifetime of sacrifice - but when a dealer comes to see it, he finds something quite unexpected, and is …

27235. The Safety Net

Heinrich Böll

The Safety Net is a 1979 novel by Heinrich Böll. An English translation by Leila Vennewitz was published in 1981.

27239. The Global Trap: Globalization and the Assault on …

Hans-Peter Martin

The Global Trap is an extraordinary book that explores the spread of globalization and its effects. The authors provide an account that is highly informed, yet extremely readable, showing how internationalism, once an invention of social-democratic labor leaders, has firmly …

27248. Two Planets

Kurd Lasswitz

Two Planets is an influential science fiction novel postulating intelligent life on Mars by Kurd Lasswitz. It was first published in hardcover by Felber in two volumes in 1897; there have been many editions since, including abridgements by the author's son Erich Lasswitz and …

27256. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

M. R. James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories, combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a …

27260. The Theory of Communicative Action

Jürgen Habermas

The Theory of Communicative Action is a 1981 book by Jürgen Habermas, in which he continues his project set out in On the Logic of the Social Sciences of finding a way to ground "the social sciences in a theory of language." The two volumes are Reason and the Rationalization of …

27271. Gojiro

Mark Jacobson

Gojiro is the 1991 debut novel by former Esquire columnist Mark Jacobson. It reinterprets the Godzilla film series from the perspective of the daikaiju—not a fictional creature depicted on-screen via suitmation, but an irradiated varanid-turned B-movie star named Gojiro. Gojiro, …

27278. The Black Camel

Earl Derr Biggers

The Black Camel is the fourth of the Charlie Chan novels by Earl Derr Biggers.

27279. Behind That Curtain

Earl Derr Biggers

Behind That Curtain is the third novel in the Charlie Chan series of mystery novels by Earl Derr Biggers.

27296. The Clue in the Old Album

Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Old Album is the twenty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1947 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

27297. Give It Up! And Other Stories Kafka

Franz Kafka

Give It Up! is a comics adaptation of nine short stories by Franz Kafka drawn by Peter Kuper. In the introduction, by Jules Feiffer, Kuper's adaptations are described as "riffs, visual improvisations."

27321. Legends from the End of Time

Michael Moorcock

Legends from the End of Time is a book published in 1976 and written by Michael Moorcock.

27330. Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life

Luís Alberto Urrea

Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life is a book written by Luis Alberto Urrea.

27347. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope's novel Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite, was originally published in Macmillan's Magazine, May-Dec. 1870 and in novel form in 1871. The novel offers psychological dissection of the issues of inheritance, filial duty, noblesse oblige, gentlemanly behaviour, …

27352. Shadow Hunt

Anne Logston

Shadow Hunt is a book published in 1992 that was written by Anne Logston.

27373. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of …

27389. The Dovekeepers

Alice Hoffman

The Dovekeepers is a 2011 historical novel by American writer Alice Hoffman. The novel dramatizes the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War.

27391. A Daughter of Isis

Nawal El Saadawi

‘Against the white sand, the contours of my father's body were well defined, emphasized its existence in a world where everything was liquid, where the blue of the sea melted into the blue of the sky with nothing between. This independent existence was to become the outer world, …



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