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.

28001. Transit Visa

Anna Seghers

Transit Visa is a novel set in 1942, by Anna Seghers. The protagonist travels from Paris, after the German invasion, to unoccupied Marseilles. The visas and paperwork to flee become a matter of life and death.

28003. The Heritage

Siegfried Lenz

In The Heritage, first published in German in 1978, Zygmunt Rogalla, an elderly Masurian rug-maker from Lucknow ... which was once part of East Prussia, now part of Poland ... tells his story from a hospital bed. The curator of the Masurian museum, where objects were collected …

28005. Father of the bride

Edward Streeter

The 50th anniversary edition of Edward Streeter's heartwarming classic, Father of the Bride. Poor Mr. Banks! His jacket is too tight, he can't get a cocktail, and he's footing the bill....He's the father of the bride. Stanley Banks is just your ordinary suburban dad. He's the …

28006. Nog

Rudolph Wurlitzer

“Nog is to literature what Dylan is to lyrics.”—Jack Newfield, The Village Voice“A new kind of American travelogue.”—David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review“Somewhere between Psychedelic Superman and Samuel Beckett.”—NewsweekOriginally published by Random House in 1969, Nog …

28008. Letter from Peking

Pearl S. Buck

Letter from Peking is a 1957 novel by Pearl S. Buck. The story is about a loving interracial marriage between Gerald and Elizabeth MacLeod, their separation due to the communist uprising in China in 1945, and their separate lives in China and America.

28015. The Staff Room (Dedalus Euro Shorts)

Markus Orths

Kranich is a newly qualified teacher about to take up his first post. As soon as he arrives at the school he is plunged into a nightmare kafkaesque world which has all the worst features of a totalitarian state The Staff Room is a grotesque satire which is both absurd and …

28025. The Short Life of Sophie Scholl

Hermann Vinke

The Short Life of Sophie Scholl is a book written by Hermann Vinke.

28031. Scum of the Earth

Arthur Koestler

Scum of the Earth is a memoir by Arthur Koestler in which he describes his life in France during 1939-1940, the chaos that prevailed in France just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War and France’s collapse, his tribulations, internment in a concentration camp, and …

28039. The Old-Book Peddler and Other Tales for Bibliophiles

Stefan Zweig

The touching tale of Buchmendel, an old bookdealer who is himself a universal catalogue, entirely devoted to his trade. Zweig is a bestseller in Europe; Pushkin Press/Turtle Point are re-introducing his work to American readers.

28040. Shadows on our Skin

Jennifer Johnston

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

28041. The Hidden Hitler

Lothar Machtan

The Hidden Hitler is the English-language version of the 2001 book Hitlers Geheimnis. Das Doppelleben eines Diktators by German-Jewish professor and historian Dr. Lothar Machtan. The original book was published in Germany by Alexander Fest Verlag, while the English-translated …

28045. Honeymoon in Hell

Fredric Brown

Honeymoon in Hell was a science fiction short story anthology edited by Fredric Brown, published in 1958.

28046. Unfinished Portrait

Agatha Christie

Unfinished Portrait is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins in March 1934 and in the US by Doubleday later in the same year. The British edition retailed for seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition at $2.00. It …

28055. Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac

Beat Generation is a play written by Jack Kerouac upon returning home to Florida after his seminal work On the Road had been published in 1957. Gerald Nicosia, a Kerouac biographer and family friend has said that theatre producer Leo Gavin suggested that Kerouac should write a …

28062. Selected Poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical, and the works selected in this volume represent more than sixty years in the life of the poet. In early poems such as 'Prometheus,' he rails against religion in an almost ecstatic fervor, while 'To the Moon' is …

28066. Tapestry Of Dark Souls: Ravenloft: The Covenant

Elaine Bergstrom

Tapestry of Dark Souls is a fantasy horror novel by Elaine Bergstrom, set in the world of Ravenloft, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons game. It was published by TSR, Inc.

28073. Counterfeit Unrealities (The Three Stigmata of …

Philip K. Dick

Mood organs. Scramble suits. Poison tongue darts. Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) may have invented more wildly imaginative creations per novel than any of his peers. An eccentric whose mind danced on the blurry edge between illusion and reality, madness and metaphysics, he produced …

28075. Hush Little Baby

Caroline B. Cooney

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

28078. Good Blonde & Others

Jack Kerouac

Good Blonde & Others is a collection of works by Jack Kerouac. This collection includes short stories, essays, articles, literary criticism, and his essentials for spontaneous prose. It is largely seen as a look into the non-fiction life of Beat Generation author Jack …

28082. Out Are the Lights

Richard Laymon

The vampire movie came first - the girl died in a welter of blood as the vampire bit clean through her jugular. Then came the spider film, followed by the story of the axeman. This was a horror movie series to end them all. The action seemed real, but it couldn't be - could it?

28083. The Secret of Pirates' Hill

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of Pirates' Hill is Volume 36 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Almquist in 1956. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

28084. Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder

Some Like It Hot is a book by Billy Wilder, Dan Auiler and Alison Castle.

28085. The seven hills

John Maddox Roberts

The Seven Hills is the 2005 alternate history novel by John Maddox Roberts, a sequel to his 2002 novel Hannibal's Children.

28086. A Coyote's in the House

Elmore Leonard

A Coyote's in the House is a 2004 novel written by Elmore Leonard. The book was Leonard's first novel for children. The book's story involves a hip coyote, and an aging movie-star dog who wants to trade places with him. The novel features references to an earlier novel by …

28088. Exposure

Mal Peet

Exposure is a sports novel for young adults by Mal Peet, published by Walker Books in 2008. Inspired by William Shakespeare's Othello, the story follows Otello, a black football player and his high-profile relationship with Desmerelda, a white celebrity. It also has a parallel …

28093. The Night of Morningstar

Peter O'Donnell

The Night of Morningstar is the title of the eleventh book chronicling the adventures of crime lord-turned-secret agent Modesty Blaise. The novel was first published in 1982 and was written by Peter O'Donnell, who had created the character for a comic strip in the early 1960s. …

28095. The Trellisane Confrontation

David Dvorkin

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

28097. The Taming of Chance

Ian Hacking

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

28098. The Loss of El Dorado

V.S. Naipaul

The Loss of El Dorado, by the Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul, is a history book about Venezuela and Trinidad. It was published in 1969. The title refers to the El Dorado legend. Naipaul looks at the Spanish/British colonial rivalry in the Orinoco basin, drawing on contemporary …

28102. Moongather

Jo Clayton

Moongather is a book published in 1982 that was written by Jo Clayton.

28104. The Deadly Streets

Harlan Ellison

The Deadly Streets is a collection of short stories published by author Harlan Ellison in 1958. The stories explore the violent themes Ellison experienced as part of the street gang The Barons when he was researching Web of the City.

28105. The Wrecking Crew

Donald Hamilton

The Wrecking Crew is a spy novel by Donald Hamilton first published in 1960. It was the second novel featuring Hamilton's ongoing protagonist, counter-agent and assassin Matt Helm. In this book Hamilton continued the hard-headed and gritty realism he had built up around Helm in …

28108. Michaelmas

Algis Budrys

Michaelmas is a science fiction novel by Algis Budrys.

28114. Germany's Aims in the First World War

Fritz Fischer

Germany's Aims in the First World War is a book by German Historian Fritz Fischer. It is one of the leading contributions to historical analysis of the Causes of World War I, and along with this work War of Illusions gave rise to the "Fischer Thesis" on the causes of the war. …

28117. 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 …

28118. The Wizard's Promise

Cliff McNish

The Wizard's Promise is the third book of The Doomspell Trilogy published in 2002 that was written by Cliff McNish.

28119. Killer's Payoff

Ed McBain

Killer's Payoff is the sixth 87th Precinct novel by Ed McBain.

28120. The Parable of the Blind

Gert Hofmann

Der Blindensturz is the title of short novel in ten chapters by German writer Gert Hofmann. Inspired by Parabel der Blinden, a painting by Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel, the novel tells the story of the work's creation from the point of view of the six blind men depicted …

28125. House Mother Normal

B.S. Johnson

House Mother Normal is a novel by the experimental writer B.S. Johnson. As is typical of Johnson's work the novel is written in an unorthodox style.

28128. 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.

28131. I Was Dora Suarez

Derek Raymond

I was Dora Suarez is a detective novel by Derek Raymond.

28132. Song of the Swallows

Leo Politi

Song of the Swallows is a book by Leo Politi. Published by Scribner, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1950.

28133. 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 …

28136. Crusade

Elizabeth Laird

Crusade is a novel written by Elizabeth Laird and first published by Macmillan in 2007. It is set in the Third Crusade and focuses on a Saracen boy named Salim and an English boy called Adam. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Children's Book Award.

28138. The Kingdom by the Sea

Robert Westall

The Kingdom by the Sea is the book written by Robert Westall.

28139. The Mousehole Cat

Antonia Barber

The Mousehole Cat is a children's book written by Antonia Barber and illustrated by Nicola Bayley. Based on the legend of Cornish fisherman Tom Bawcock and the stargazy pie, it tells the tale of a cat who goes with its owner on a fishing expedition in rough seas. The book has …

28141. My Year

Roald Dahl

My Year is a book by Roald Dahl and was published in 1993. It is based on a diary Dahl wrote during the final year of his life. In a month-by-month journey, he reflects on the past and present from many perspectives. Reminiscences of his childhood and adolescence are combined …

28142. Monica's Story

Andrew Morton

Monica's Story is the authorized biography of Monica Lewinsky, written by Andrew Morton. Morton was also a biographer of Diana, Princess of Wales.

28145. Lifeblood

Tom Becker

Lifeblood is a children's novel by Tom Becker, first published in 2007. It is the sequel to Darkside, and the second in a planned series of five. Jonathan Starling has remained in Darkside with Elias Carnegie. As with the first story in the series, the pair gets drawn into a …

28146. The King's Daughter

Suzanne Martel

The King's Daughter is a historical novel for young adult readers by Suzanne Martel, first published in 1974. It follows the life of Jeanne Chatel, one of the King's Daughters of New France in the seventeenth century.

28148. Identity, youth, and crisis

Erik Erikson

Book by Erik Erikson

28155. The Tree Bride

Bharati Mukherjee

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

28158. Murder in E Minor

Robert Goldsborough

Murder in E Minor is a 1986 Nero Wolfe novel written by Robert Goldsborough. The action takes place in New York City, primarily New York County, better known as Manhattan. Goldsborough's first Wolfe novel extends a long string of Rex Stout Nero Wolfe stories stretching back 40 …

28160. The Short-Wave Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Short-Wave Mystery is Volume 24 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1945. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

28161. 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.

28163. The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The …

Gay Talese

The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World is a 1969 book by Gay Talese about the inner workings of The New York Times, the newspaper where Talese had worked for 12 years. The book was originally subtitled "The …

28166. Educating Eve: The 'Language Instinct' Debate

Geoffrey Sampson

Educating Eve: The 'Language Instinct' Debate is a book by Geoffrey Sampson, providing arguments against Noam Chomsky's theory of a human instinct for language acquisition. Sampson explains the original title of the book as a deliberate allusion to Educating Rita, and uses the …

28168. 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 …

28170. The Butterfly Kid

Chester Anderson

The Butterfly Kid is a science fiction novel by Chester Anderson originally released in 1967. It was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968. The novel is the first part of the Greenwich Village Trilogy, with Michael Kurland writing the second book and the third volume …

28179. Sun Horse, Moon Horse

Rosemary Sutcliff

Sun Horse, Moon Horse is a historical novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1977. It takes place in Bronze Age Britain, telling the tale of a chieftain's son of the Iceni who is caught up in a conflict with the neighboring Attribates, and plays an …

28180. 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.

28185. The Black Bouquet

Richard Lee Byers

The Black Bouquet is a Fantasy novel by Richard Lee Byers, set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the second novel in "The Rogues" series.

28187. Green Monkey Dreams

Isobelle Carmody

"Green Monkey Dreams" is a 1996 fantasy short story by Isobelle Carmody.

28191. The Gate of Fire

Thomas Harlan

The Gate of Fire is a book by Thomas Harlan.

28194. This Town Will Never Let Us Go

Lawrence Miles

This Town Will Never Let Us Go is an original novel by Lawrence Miles set in the Faction Paradox universe. Although taking place in a shared universe, it is a stand-alone work that does not require any prior knowledge and features no recurring characters. Taking place over a …

28195. The Shepherd's Granddaughter

Anne Carter

The Shepherd's Granddaughter is a children's novel by Anne Laurel Carter published in 2008. It provides a fictional account of the complex situation between the Jewish and Muslim communities in Palestine, which is seen through the eyes of Amani, a Palestinian girl six years old …

28196. 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.



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