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.

27628. 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 …

27666. Goggle-Eyes

Anne Fine

Goggle-Eyes, or My War with Goggle-Eyes in the U.S., is a children's novel by Anne Fine, published by Hamilton in 1989. It features a girl who hates her mother's boyfriend, she thinks. In the frame story, set in a Scotland day school, that girl Kitty tells her friend Helen about …

27674. Unto the Sons

Gay Talese

"An Italian ROOTS." —The Washington Post Book WorldAt long last, Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately …

27679. Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World

Margaret Thatcher

Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World is a book on politics and international relations written by Margaret Thatcher in 2003 and was published by Harper Perennial.

27684. The Tree Bride

Bharati Mukherjee

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

27685. SeaFire

John Gardner

SeaFire, first published in 1994, was the fourteenth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States by Putnam.

27687. High Hunt

David Eddings

High Hunt is the first published novel of David Eddings, first copyrighted in 1973 by a private publisher, its copyright was renewed in 1993 in New York and then in 1994 by Del Rey books in London. His first novel and one of only two "mainstream novels" he wrote during his …

27693. The Heart of the Serpent

Ivan Yefremov

"The Heart of the Serpent" is a 1958 science fiction short story by the Soviet writer and paleontologist Ivan Yefremov. The crew of a spaceship encounters an alien ship in deep space. Speculation ensues about whether the other crew might be hostile. Comparisons are made to …

27695. Miracle Cure

Harlan Coben

Miracle Cure is the second novel by American crime writer, Harlan Coben. The novel was first published in 1996, and is currently out of print.

27699. A Matter of Profit

Hilari Bell

A Matter of Profit is a science fiction novel written by Hilari Bell published in 2001.

27708. 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.

27711. A Death in White Bear Lake

Barry Siegel

A Death in White Bear Lake is a true crime book by journalist Barry Siegel, published in 1990. The book recounts one of the most notorious cases of child abuse ever prosecuted in the United States, the murder of three-year-old Dennis Jurgens by his adopted mother Lois Jurgens. …

27713. Grass For His Pillow Episode 1 : Lord Fujiwara's …

Gillian Rubinstein

Grass For His Pillow Episode 1 : Lord Fujiwara's Treasures is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

27722. A Slight Detour

Christopher Stasheff

A Slight Detour is a book published in 1994 that was written by Christopher Stasheff.

27734. The Mermaid Chair

Sue Monk Kidd

The Mermaid Chair is a 2005 novel written by American novelist Sue Monk Kidd, which has also been adapted as a Lifetime movie.

27736. U vojny ne zhenskoe litso

Svetlana Alexievich

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post • The Guardian • NPR • The Economist • Milwaukee …

27739. The landlady

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Landlady is a novella by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, written in 1847. Set in Saint Petersburg, it tells of an abstracted young man, Vasily Mikhailovich Ordynov, and his obsessive love for Katerina, the wife of a dismal husband whom Ordynkov perceives as a malignant …

27740. Revival

Stephen King

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: How does Stephen King do it? In book after book, writing long (Under the Dome, 11/22/63) or short (Joyland) he manages, nearly always, to tell a compelling story that is both entertaining and somehow profound, or at least …

27742. Beard's Roman Women

Anthony Burgess

Beard's Roman Women is a 1976 novel by British novelist Anthony Burgess. Dated "Montalbuccio-Monte Carlo-Eze-Callian, Summer 1975", according to Burgess it was written in the back of his Bedford Dormobile as he and his wife, Liana Burgess toured Europe and "partly in the bedroom …

27748. Icebones

Stephen Baxter

Icebones is a 2001 novel by Stephen Baxter. It is the third book in the Mammoth Trilogy. An omnibus edition, incorporating all three novels of this series, was published as Behemoth.

27753. 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 …

27754. Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova is a book written by Anna Akhmatova.

27760. 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.

27767. Fugue for a Darkening Island

Christopher Priest

Fugue For A Darkening Island is a dystopian science fiction novel by Christopher Priest. First published in 1972, it deals with a man's struggle to protect his family and himself in a near future England ravaged by civil war brought about by the failings of a Conservative …

27768. The New Believers

David V. Barrett

The New Believers: A Survey of Sects, 'Cults', and Alternative Religions, is a book by David V. Barrett covering the origin, history, beliefs, practices and controversies of more than sixty new religious movements, including The Family International, International Church of …

27769. Judas, My Brother

Frank Yerby

Judas, My Brother: The Story of the Thirteenth Disciple is a 1968 historical novel by Frank Yerby. The novel provides a narrative attempting a demythologized account of the events surrounding the life of Jesus and the origin of Christianity.

27774. Hush Little Baby

Caroline B. Cooney

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

27777. 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 …

27779. Created By

Richard Christian Matheson

Created By is a 1993 horror novel by Richard Christian Matheson.

27780. The Secret Warning

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret Warning is Volume 17 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate in collaboration by John Button and Leslie McFarlane in 1938. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this …

27781. The Secret Agent on Flight 101

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret Agent on Flight 101 is Volume 46 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Tom Mulvey in 1967. Mulvey was also responsible for editing other Stratemeyer Syndicate stories …

27782. The Apes of God

Wyndham Lewis

The Apes of God is a 1930 novel by the British artist and writer Wyndham Lewis. It is a satire of London's contemporary literary and artistic scene. The novel is set in 1926, leading up to the General Strike in May. It has an episodic structure, following a young simpleton …

27784. Borgel

Daniel Pinkwater

Borgel is a children's novel written by Daniel Pinkwater. This book was published in 1990. It was reprinted in 1993 in the UK, under the title The Time Tourists.

27785. The Taming of Chance

Ian Hacking

The Taming of Chance is a 1990 book by philosopher Ian Hacking.

27786. Birds of Prey

David Drake

Birds of Prey is a novel by science fiction / fantasy author David Drake, first published in 1984. It is related as a historical novel set in the late Roman Empire, in the second half of the Third Century. There is a science-fictional twist to the story, starting with hints of a …

27790. Crystal Mask

Katherine Roberts

Crystal Mask is a fantasy novel by Katherine Roberts. It is the second novel in The Echorium Sequence, and it is the sequel to Song Quest which won the Branford Boase Award in 2000. The novel was first published in 2001 by the Chicken House.

27791. The King of Ireland's Son

Padraic Colum

The King of Ireland's Son is a children's novel published in Ireland in 1916 written by Padraic Colum, and illustrated by Willy Pogany. It is the story of the eldest of the King of Ireland's sons, and his adventures winning and then finding Fedelma, the Enchanter's Daughter, who …

27794. The Head of Kay's

P. G. Wodehouse

The Head of Kay's is a novel by English author P.G. Wodehouse.

27798. 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.



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