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.

27401. 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 …

27402. The God of Impertinence

Sten Nadolny

Freed after two thousand years of captivity, the god Hermes taps people's minds to study contemporary society, and he battles Hephaestus, the degenerate technology god. By the author of The Discovery of Slowness. "

27403. 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 …

27404. 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.

27405. 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.

27410. 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 …

27412. Yes

Bernhard

Yes is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1978 and translated into English by Ewald Osers in 1992.

27414. Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw

Thomas Glavinic

Carl Haffner’s Love of the Draw is a 1998 chess novel by Austrian writer Thomas Glavinic. It was Glavinic's first novel and is about a shy and withdrawn Viennese chess master who in 1910 challenges the World Champion for his title. The book was translated into English in 1999 by …

27418. The Final Journey

Gudrun Pausewang

The Final Journey is a book written by Gudrun Pausewang.

27420. War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

27423. Language, Proof and Logic

Jon Barwise

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

27427. One Day a Year: 1960-2000

Christa Wolf

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

27429. 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 …

27442. 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.

27447. 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 …

27449. The Dancing Floor

John Buchan

The Dancing Floor is a 1926 novel by John Buchan featuring Edward Leithen. It is the third of five novels written about the character of Leithen.

27458. Everything Good Will Come

Sefi Atta

Everything Good Will Come is a coming-of-age novel by Sefi Atta about a girl growing into a woman in postcolonial Nigeria and England. It was published by Interlink World Fiction in 2005. Throughout the novel the main character, Enitan, is faced with various personal …

27461. 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 …

27465. Diaries: The Last Diaries

Alan Clark

Diaries: The Last Diaries is a book published in 2002 that was written by Alan Clark.

27474. 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 …

27475. A Dark Stranger

Julien Gracq

A Dark Stranger is a 1945 novel by the French writer Julien Gracq. It tells the story of two lovers, Allan and Dolorès, who stay at an isolated hotel in Brittany where they have decided to kill themselves.

27477. Rain Makes Applesauce

Julian Scheer

Rain Makes Applesauce is a book written by Julian Scheer and illustrated Marvin Bileck.

27485. The Further Adventures of The Joker

Martin H. Greenberg

The Further Adventures of The Joker is an English paperback anthology of short fiction stories about Batman's archenemy the Joker. The material was written by various authors, and the book was edited by Martin H. Greenberg. It was the follow-up to an earlier Batman anthology, …

27486. Flip-Flop Girl

Katherine Paterson

Flip-Flop Girl is a 1994 children's novel written by U.S. novelist Katherine Paterson. The book is considered a very good story for children who are trying to adjust in a new school. and appears on school study and reading lists.

27488. The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

Jean Stafford

These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection, the search for freedom and the desire to belong, that not …

27489. A Darwinian Left

Peter Singer

A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution and Cooperation is a 1999 book by Peter Singer, in which he argues that the view of human nature provided by evolution is compatible with and should be incorporated into the ideological framework of the Left.

27493. Redwall Map & Riddler

Brian Jacques

The Redwall Map & Riddler is a book published in 1997 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

27494. Barlowe's Inferno

Wayne Douglas Barlowe

Barlowe's Inferno details artist/author Wayne Barlowe's imaginary journey to a unique and vivid depiction of Hell. A loose running narrative to the book's striking images explains that Barlowe has made an undisclosed deal in order to be taken on a tour of the Pit by Sargatanas, …

27495. Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder

Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined …

27507. This Star Shall Abide

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

This Star Shall Abide is a book published in 1972, that was written by Sylvia Engdahl.

27509. 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.

27511. 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."

27513. My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla is a book compiled and edited by Ben Johnston detailing the work of Nikola Tesla. The content was largely drawn from a series of articles that Nikola Tesla had written for Electrical Experimenter magazine in 1919, when he was 63 …

27514. Ballroom of the Skies

John D. MacDonald

Ballroom of the Skies, a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Have you ever stopped to wonder why the world is eternally torn by war? Why men of goodwill, seeking only …

27526. Hussein, An Entertainment

Patrick O'Brian

Hussein, an Entertainment is an early work written by Patrick O'Brian and published in 1938 under his birth name, Patrick Russ. The story takes place in India of the British Raj period and concerns the adventures of a young man named Hussein. The novel, called an Entertainment …

27529. The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album

Matt Groening

The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album is a 1991 book, by Matt Groening, that mimics a family album that the Simpsons television family would have. It includes family trees of the Bouvier and Simpson families. The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album was published by Harper …

27532. The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labour camp system. The three-volume book is a narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a gulag labor camp. …

27537. The Theory of Money and Credit

Ludwig von Mises

The Theory of Money and Credit is a 1912 economics book written by Ludwig von Mises, originally published in German as Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel. In it Mises explains the origins of money through his "regression theorem", which is based on logic, not historic …

27539. Arrow in the Blue

Arthur Koestler

Arrow in the Blue is an autobiography covering the first 26 years of Arthur Koestler's life. It was published in 1952 by Collins with Hamish Hamilton Ltd. and has been reprinted several times.

27540. The Egg Tree

Katherine Milhous

The Egg Tree is a 1950 book by Katherine Milhous that won the 1951 Caldecott Medal, based on the author's family tradition. It tells the classic tale of a Pennsylvania Dutch Easter, with its main characters being Katy and Carl. One day, near Easter, they look for Easter eggs and …

27543. The Kellys and the O'Kellys

Anthony Trollope

The Kellys and the O'Kellys is a novel by Anthony Trollope. It was written in Ireland and published in 1848.

27546. The Spoilers

Desmond Bagley

The Spoilers is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver.

27564. Shadow Hunt

Anne Logston

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

27569. Summon the Thunder

Dayton Ward

Summon the Thunder is the second novel in the Star Trek: Vanguard series revolving around the Federation Starbase 47, otherwise known as Vanguard.

27574. The Ancestor Game

Alex Miller

The Ancestor Game is a 1992 Miles Franklin literary award winning novel by the Australian author Alex Miller. The Ancestor Game was republished by Allen & Unwin in 2003.

27583. Poor Little Witch Girl

Marie Desplechin

At age eleven, Verbena hasn't shown a single sign of talent for witchcraft. And worse than that--she wants to be normal. In fact, she even dreams of settling down someday and getting married! But with a mother who tells you that a) you're a witch and b) a husband won't be much …

27584. The Arizona Kid

Ron Koertge

Arizona Kid is a 1988 novel by Ron Koertge about a summer 16-year-old Billy spends living with his gay uncle and working with race horses.

27586. Operation Luna

Poul Anderson

Operation Luna is a science fantasy novel by American writer Poul Anderson, published in 2000; it is the sequel to the 1971 fixup novel Operation Chaos by the same author. It centers around a space flight attempt and the efforts of Coyote and several Oriental antagonists to stop …



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