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.

27656. The living and the dead

Konstantin Mikhaˆilovich Simonov

The Living and the Dead is a 1959 novel by Konstantin Simonov. The book was filmed as Dead and Alive.

27676. 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, …

27706. 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.

27715. The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to …

Peter Hitchens

The Abolition of Britain is the first book by conservative journalist Peter Hitchens. Originally published in 1999, it charts and examines a period of perceived moral and cultural reform between the 1960s and the New Labour general election win in 1997. Hitchens asserts that the …

27716. Madonna: An Intimate Biography

J. Randy Taraborrelli

Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a book by American author J. Randy Taraborrelli, chronicling the life of American singer Madonna. The book was released in April 2001 by Sidgwick & Jackson in the United Kingdom, and in August 2001 by Simon & Schuster in the United …

27718. Budayeen Nights

George Alec Effinger

Budayeen Nights is a collection of cyberpunk science fiction short stories and novelettes by George Alec Effinger, published in 2003. The work consists of nine individual stories by Effinger, with a foreword and story introductions by Barbara Hambly. Seven of the nine stories …

27719. Future on Fire

Orson Scott Card

Future on Fire is a science fiction anthology edited by Orson Scott Card. It contains fifteen stories written in the 1980s by different writers.

27721. Redgauntlet

Walter Scott

Redgauntlet is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Dumfries, Scotland in 1765, and described by Magnus Magnusson as "in a sense, the most autobiographical of Scott's novels." It describes the beginnings of a fictional third Jacobite Rebellion, and includes "Wandering …

27722. Hinge & sign

Heather McHugh

Hinge & sign is the book written by Heather McHugh.

27725. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson written by James Boswell. The work was a popular and critical success when first published. It is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as …

27726. Saville

David Storey

Saville is a Booker Prize-winning novel by English writer David Storey.

27731. Tulku

Peter Dickinson

Tulku is a children's historical novel by Peter Dickinson, published by Gollancz in 1979. Set in China and Tibet at the time of the Boxer Rebellion, it features a young teenage boy orphaned by the violence, who flees with others to a Buddhist monastery. Dickinson and Tulku won …

27732. Hush Little Baby

Caroline B. Cooney

Hush Little Baby is a novel written for teenagers by Caroline B. Cooney. It was published in 1998.

27733. Asimov's Chronology of the World

Isaac Asimov

This book by Isaac Asimov explains in chronological order important events that happened in our world from the Big Bang until the end of World War II. Each chapter covers a certain time period. The chapter is then broken down into headings for each important empire or country of …

27734. Something to Answer For

P. H. Newby

Something to Answer For is a novel by the English writer P. H. Newby. Its chief claim to fame is that it was the winner of the inaugural Booker Prize, which would go on to become one of the major literary awards in the English-speaking world.

27737. The Trellisane Confrontation

David Dvorkin

The Trellisane Confrontation is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by David Dvorkin.

27739. The Centre of the Circle

Jonathan Wylie

The Centre of the Circle is a book published in 1987 that was written by Jonathan Wylie.

27741. The Prince

Jerry Pournelle

The Prince is a science fiction compilation by Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling. It is part of the CoDominium future history series. The Prince is a compilation of four previously published novels: Falkenberg's Legion, Prince of Mercenaries, Go Tell The Spartans, and Prince of …

27742. San Diego Lightfoot Sue and Other Stories

Tom Reamy

San Diego Lightfoot Sue is a novelette written by Tom Reamy.

27743. An Eye for an Eye

Malorie Blackman

An Eye for an Eye is a book published in 2003 that was written by Malorie Blackman.

27745. The Great Depression: America, 1929–1941

Robert S. McElvaine

The Great Depression: America, 1929–1941 is a 1984 history of the Great Depression by acclaimed historian Robert S. McElvaine. In this interpretive history, McElvaine discusses the causes and the results of the worst depression in American history, covering the time from 1929 to …

27747. The Wordsmiths and the Warguild

Hugh Cook

The Wordsmiths and the Warguild is a 2 Volume serial of cross-genre fantasy / science fiction novels published in 1987 that was written by Hugh Cook.

27748. The Road to Samarcand

Patrick O'Brian

The Road to Samarcand is a novel by English author Patrick O'Brian, published in 1954 and set in Asia during the 1930s. Derrick, an American teen, is brought to China with his missionary parents, then orphaned. He goes to sea with his uncle Captain Sullivan and Ross, the …

27750. It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

Marilyn Sadler

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny is a children's book written by Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Roger Bollen. It is about a young bunny named P.J. Funnybunny and his adventures to live with a different animal because he does not like being a bunny.

27754. 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.

27755. The Two of Them

Joanna Russ

The Two of Them is a feminist science fiction novel by Joanna Russ. It was first published in 1978 in the United States by Berkley Books and in Great Britain by The Women's Press in 1986. It was last reissued in 2005 by the Wesleyan University Press with a foreword by Sarah …

27757. The Organization Man

William H. Whyte

The Organization Man is a bestselling book by William H. Whyte, originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1956. It is considered one of the most influential books on management ever written.

27758. Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky

Elphinstone Dayrell

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky is a book written by Elphinstone Dayrell and illustrated by Blair Lent.

27763. Jackson Pollock: An American Saga

Steven Naifeh

Jackson Pollock: An American Saga is a 1989 biography of expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. It was considered "well-researched" by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and inspired Ed Harris to adapt it to film as Pollock in 2000. …

27767. The Color of My Words

Lynn Joseph

The Color of My Words is an award winning young adult fiction book by American author Lynn Joseph. It was published in 2000 by Harper-Collins. The book has also been translated into Korean as 그리그리나무위에는초록바다가있다 / Gŭri gŭri namu wi enŭn chʻorok pada ka itta and Spanish as El color …

27769. The Tree Bride

Bharati Mukherjee

The Tree Bride, is a historical novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It is the sequel to Desirable Daughters.

27770. The Graduation of Jake Moon

Barbara Park

The Graduation of Jake Moon is a children's book that was written by Barbara Park and published in 2002. It is appropriate reading material for children aged between 9 and 12.

27776. Freedom for the Thought That We Hate

Anthony Lewis

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment is a 2007 non-fiction book by journalist Anthony Lewis about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of thought, and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The book starts by …

27779. The 34th Rule

David R. George, III

The 34th Rule, published January 1, 1999, is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel written by Armin Shimerman and David R. George III. The story in the novel was an allegory for the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War, and was inspired by George Takei's …

27780. Sos the Rope

Piers Anthony

Sos the Rope is a book published in 1968 that was written by Piers Anthony.

27784. Oz: Into the Wild

Christopher Golden

Oz: Into the Wild is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It mainly features the character "Oz", other known television characters play minor roles.

27790. The Puppet Masters

Robert A. Heinlein

The Puppet Masters is a 1951 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein in which American secret agents battle parasitic invaders from outer space. The novel was originally serialised in Galaxy Science Fiction. The book evokes a sense of paranoia later captured in the 1956 film …

27796. Kill Me, If You Can

Marshall Karp

Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his stunning girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, …

27798. For Heaven's Eyes Only (Secret Histories 5)

Simon R. Green

I’m Eddie Drood. AKA Shaman Bond, a member of the Drood family. We Droods have been holding back the forces of darkness for generations. It’s a hell of a job—and we’re good at it…But now, the Droods have hit a bad patch, what with the death of our Matriarch and the discovery …

27800. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete …

Arthur Conan Doyle

A cause for international celebration―the most important Sherlock Holmes publication in four decades. This monumental edition promises to be the most important new contribution to Sherlock Holmes literature since William Baring-Gould's 1967 classic work. In this boxed set, …



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