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.

27803. Magical Melons

Carol Ryrie Brink

Magical Melons is a children's historical novel by Carol Ryrie Brink, first published in 1939. It is the sequel to the Newbery-Award-winning novel Caddie Woodlawn. Set between 1863 and 1866, Magical Melons takes the form of a collection of stories about the Woodlawn family, with …

27804. 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, …

27806. 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 …

27808. Before the Golden Age

Isaac Asimov

Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s is an anthology of 25 science fiction stories from 1930s pulp magazines, edited by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. It also includes "Big Game", a short story written by Asimov in 1941 and never sold. The …

27809. Language, Proof and Logic

Jon Barwise

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

27811. The Ambidextrous Universe

Martin Gardner

The Ambidextrous Universe is a popular science book by Martin Gardner covering aspects of symmetry and asymmetry in human culture, science and the wider universe. Originally published in 1964, it underwent revisions in 1969, 1979, 1990 and 2005. Originally titled The …

27813. Injury Time

Beryl Bainbridge

Injury Time is a novel by English author Beryl Bainbridge and first published in 1977 by Duckworth. It won the 1977 Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

27816. 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.

27817. The Well at the World's End

William Morris

The Well at the World's End is a fantasy novel by the British artist, poet, and author William Morris. It was first published in 1896 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably in two parts as the twentieth and twenty-first volumes of the Ballantine Adult …

27818. The Return of John MacNab

Andrew Greig

The Return of John MacNab was the second novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. The novel was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award.

27820. The Mystery of the Chinese Junk

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of the Chinese Junk is Volume 39 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by James Duncan Lawrence in 1960.

27821. The Relativity of Wrong

Isaac Asimov

The Relativity of Wrong is a collection of seventeen essays on science, written by Isaac Asimov. The book explores and contrasts the viewpoint that "all theories are proven wrong in time", arguing that there exist degrees of wrongness. The book was the twentieth of a series of …

27825. Lament for a Nation

George Grant

Lament for a Nation is a 1965 essay of political philosophy by Canadian philosopher George Grant. The essay examined the political fate of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservative government in light of its refusal to allow nuclear arms on Canadian soil and the …

27827. Shadow Hunt

Anne Logston

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

27830. 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.

27832. The Star Fox

Poul Anderson

The Star Fox is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, first published in 1965. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965, an award won by Frank Herbert's Dune.

27833. Dale Loves Sophie to Death

Robb Forman Dew

Dale Loves Sophie to Death is the debut novel of American author Robb Forman Dew. It won the 1982 National Book Award in the category First Novel. It's a domestic story that takes places over the course of several weeks in the 1970s in Ohio and Massachusetts. The novel is …

27835. 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 …

27836. Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War

Patrick J. Buchanan

Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, is a paleoconservative history book by Pat Buchanan, published in May 2008. In it, Buchanan argues that both world wars were unnecessary, and that Britain's decision to fight in …

27837. Fear No Evil

Natan Sharansky

Fear No Evil is a book by the Ukrainian-Israeli activist and politician Natan Sharansky about his struggle to immigrate to Israel from the former Soviet Union. The book tells the story of the Jewish refuseniks in the USSR in the 1970s, his show trial on charges of espionage, …

27838. Always Room for One More

Sorche Nic Leodhas

Always Room for One More is a book by Sorche Nic Leodhas that won the Caldecott Medal for excellence in American children's literature illustration in 1966. It tells the tale of Lachie MacLachlan, a generous Scottish man. While he lives in a small hut with his wife and ten …

27839. Bonds of Vengeance

David B. Coe

Bonds of Vengeance is a book published in 2005 that was written by David B. Coe.

27840. Crown of Stars

James Tiptree, Jr.

Crown of Stars is a posthumous collection of Alice Sheldon ‘s unpublished short stories and those published in the final years of her career. All but one of the stories had previously been published elsewhere, in Science fiction magazines or anthologies. It is copyrighted to …

27843. The Covenant

James A. Michener

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980.

27844. The Sun Shines Bright

Isaac Asimov

The Sun Shines Bright is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov. It was the fifteenth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1981.

27845. 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.

27846. The Screaming Mimi

Fredric Brown

The Screaming Mimi is a mystery novel by pulp writer Fredric Brown. It was first published in 1949.

27847. Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat

Ernest Bramah

Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat is a fantasy novel by Ernest Bramah. It was first published in 1928 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably as the sixty-fourth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February, 1974.

27849. Races of Stone

Jesse Decker

Races of Stone is an optional sourcebook for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

27851. The Sky Warden and the Sun

Sean Williams

The Sky Warden and the Sun is a book published in 2002 that was written by Sean Williams.

27853. The Moon Riders

Theresa Tomlinson

The Moon Riders is a young adult historical novel by Theresa Tomlinson, first published in 2002. There is also a second book in this series called The Voyage of the Snake Lady.

27854. 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 …

27855. Walking the black cat

Charles Simić

Walking the black cat is the book written by Charles Simic.

27856. 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 …

27857. The Language of Goldfish

Zibby O'Neal

The Language of Goldfish is a young adult novel by Zibby Oneal, first published in 1980. It chronicles the mental breakdown of a young teenage girl.

27862. Walk in My Soul

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Walk in My Soul is a 1985 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson.

27863. Horselords

David Cook

Horselords is a fantasy novel by David Cook, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in "The Empires Trilogy". It was published in paperback in paperback in May 1990.

27865. Alice Through the Needle's Eye

Gilbert Adair

Alice Through the Needle's Eye: A Third Adventure for Lewis Carroll's Alice is a 1984 novel by Gilbert Adair that pays tribute to the work of Lewis Carroll through a further adventure of the eponymous fictional heroine, told in Carroll's surrealistic style.

27866. The English Assassin: A Romance of Entropy

Michael Moorcock

The English Assassin: A Romance of Entropy is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. Subtitled "A romance of entropy" it was the third part of his long running Jerry Cornelius series. Cornelius is the 'English Assassin' of the title, although he …

27873. The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People …

Kim Vicente

The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology is a book by Kim Vicente that Routledge published in 2004. Vicente asserts technology in such constructs as hospitals, airplanes, and nuclear power plants have significant room for improvement. Some of the …

27877. 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.

27880. The Story of B

Daniel Quinn

The Story of B is a 1996 novel written by Daniel Quinn and published by Bantam Publishing. It chronicles a young priest's movement away from his religion and toward the teachings of an international lecturer known as B, expanding upon many of the philosophical ideas introduced …

27882. The Pyramid

William Golding

The Pyramid is a novel by the English author, William Golding. It describes the experiences of growing up in the 1920s in a small market town in England for the narrator, Oliver. It tells three separate stories from his childhood, resolving them many years later. All three …

27884. Senrid

Sherwood Smith

Senrid is an original fantasy novel by Sherwood Smith published in May 2007 by Norilana Books.

27907. 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 …

27909. The landlady

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

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 …

27911. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Evelyn Waugh

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a novel by the British writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in July 1957. It is Waugh's penultimate full-length work of fiction, which the author called his "mad book"—a largely autobiographical account of a period of mental illness that he …

27912. Miss Marple Meets Murder: The Mirror Crack'd; a …

Agatha Christie

Miss Marple Meets Murder: The Mirror Crack'd/A Pocket Full Of Rye/At Bertram's Hotel/The Moving Finger

27922. Shadows on our Skin

Jennifer Johnston

Shadows on our Skin is a novel written by Jennifer Johnston.

27924. Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova is a book written by Anna Akhmatova.

27931. 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.

27944. The Lady of the Shroud

Bram Stoker

The Lady of the Shroud is a novella by Bram Stoker, written in 1909. The book is an epistolary novel, narrated in the first person via letters and diary extracts from various characters, but mainly Rupert. The initial sections, leading up to the reading of the uncle's will, told …

27946. Adding a Dimension

Isaac Asimov

Adding a Dimension is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the third of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1964.

27947. Kingdom's Swords

David Sherman

The Marines were told it was a simple peasant rebellion– but the mission proved to be far deadlier. . . . Gunny Charlie Bass isn’t the only Marine mystified by the order sending the entire 34th to put down a few seditious serfs on planet Kingdom. Rumors swirl of a deadly alien …

27967. Dragons of Light

Orson Scott Card

Dragons of Light is an anthology edited by Orson Scott Card. It contains thirteen stories by different writers.

27972. Cosmo Cosmolino

Helen Garner

Cosmo Cosmolino is a 1992 book by Australian writer Helen Garner. The book consists of three linked works: two short stories and a novella, though the author and critics have described it as a novel. It was first published in Australia by McPhee Gribble and was shortlisted for …

27982. Before the Golden Age

Isaac Asimov

Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s is an anthology of 25 science fiction stories from 1930s pulp magazines, edited by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. It also includes "Big Game", a short story written by Asimov in 1941 and never sold. The …

27984. 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 …

27990. A Matter of Profit

Hilari Bell

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



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