The most popular books in English
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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.
Art meets earth science in Earthsong, a gallery of spectacular aerial photographs by Bernhard Edmaier. Reproduced in full color on oversized pages, the patterns of deserts, glaciers, volcanoes, and grassland often resemble abstract paintings. But the wisdom of this book lies in …
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
In this highly acclaimed and entertaining book, already "among the touchstones of the new travel writing" (Newsweek), one of West Germany's leading authors takes us on an insider's tour of Europe in the recent past. Focusing on Italy, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, and …
The true, devastating story of a Jewish child's survival in wartime Poland, while the rest of her family were killed by the Nazis. Like The Diary of Anne Frank, but by a survivor who, instead of her own death, has to come to terms with the death of her parents and her own …
The Weavers is a play written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann in 1892. The play sympathetically portrays a group of Silesian weavers who staged an uprising during the 1840s due to their concerns about the Industrial Revolution. The play was translated to Yiddish by …
Hans Christian Andersen
New Fairy Tales is a collection of four fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen and published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark on 10 November 1843. As was customary at the time however, the title page is dated 1844. The tales are completely Andersen's invention, …
Last Seen Wearing ... is a U.S. detective novel by Hillary Waugh frequently referred to as the police procedural par excellence. Set in a fictional college town in Massachusetts, the book is about a female freshman who goes missing and the painstaking investigation carried out …
Inquisition is a book published in 2002 that was written by Anselm Audley.
Jessica Hagedorn has received wide critical acclaim for her edgy, high-energy novels chronicling the clash and embrace of American and Filipino cultures. With Dream Jungle, she achieves a new level of narrative daring. Set in a Philippines of desperate beauty and rank …
The sweetness of life is a book written by Paulus Hochgatterer.
The Last Hero is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris that was first published in the United Kingdom in May 1930 by Hodder and Stoughton and in the United States in November 1930 by The Crime Club. The story initially appeared in The Thriller, a British magazine, in …
Godspeed is a 1993 novel by American author Charles Sheffield. On the isolated planet of Erin, young Jay Hara has grown up on dreams of space and legends of the fabled Godspeed drive, which once allowed humans to travel at translight speeds. After meeting Paddy Enderton, a seedy …
The Vengeance of Rome is a novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the fourth in the Pyat Quartet tetralogy. In this novel, Colonel Pyat, an incarnation of the Eternal Champion, goes to Italy and Germany, where he becomes involved in Fascism and Naziism, including sexual encounters …
Selected Poems is a book of poetry written by Galway Kinnell.
Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1905–1982) is one of the most widely read philosophers of the twentieth century. Yet, despite the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there have been few serious scholarly examinations of her thought. Ayn …
The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge …
Michael Eric Dyson
Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has The Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? is a book written by Michael Eric Dyson.
John Cowper Powys
Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages is a 1951 historical romance by John Cowper Powys. Set in the Dark Ages during a week of autumn 499 AD, this novel is, in part, a bildungsroman, with the adventures of the eponymous protagonist Porius, heir to the throne of Edeyrnion, in North …
Repetition is a 1986 novel by the Austrian writer Peter Handke. It tells the story of an Austrian of mixed German and Slovenian heritage, who goes to communist Yugoslavia in a search for identity.
Philip K. Dick
The Broken Bubble is an early mainstream novel by noted science fiction author Philip K. Dick. It was written somewhere around 1956 under the longer title The Broken Bubble of Thisbe Holt but was rejected for publication in the 1950s, as were all of Dick's "straight" novels at …
The Complete Opera Book is a guide to operas by American music critic and author Gustav Kobbé first published in the United States in 1919 and the United Kingdom in 1922. A revised edition from 1954 by the Earl of Harewood is known as Kobbé's Complete Opera Book. The 1997 …
Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …
Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded published in 1893, form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were illustrated by Harry Furniss. The novel has two main plots: one set in the real …
Love Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal. The book's origins lay in a screenplay that Segal wrote, and that was subsequently approved for production by Paramount Pictures. Paramount requested that Segal adapt the story into novel form as a preview of …
John Dickson Carr
Till Death Do Us Part, first published in 1944, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery. Carr considered this one of his best impossible crime novels.
Dark Palace is a novel by the Australian author Frank Moorhouse that won the 2001 Miles Franklin Literary Award. The novel forms the second part of the author's "Edith Trilogy", following Grand Days that was published in 1993; and preceding Cold Light that was published in 2011. …
Sexuality and The Psychology of Love is a collection of papers written by Sigmund Freud and edited by Philip Rieff.
Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology is a 1980 book written and edited by Stan and Fred Goldstein, and illustrated by Rick Sternbach. At the time of its publication it was the official history of the Star Trek universe. The first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation used …
The Bird of Night is a novel by Susan Hill. It won the 1972 Whitbread Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Susan Hill commented in 2006: A novel of mine was shortlisted for Booker and won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction. It was a book I have never rated. I don't …
Clark Ashton Smith
Lost Worlds is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1944 and was the author's second book published by Arkham House. 2,043 copies were printed. The stories for this volume were selected by the author. …
Lazarus Rising is the ninth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg.
A. R. Ammons
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has a brand-new puppy in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s teaching the new pup tricks, giving him a bath, or curling up with him at bedtime, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to …
The Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana; or, A Universal Dictionary of the State of Knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and His Biographer, John H. Watson, M.D. is a book written by Jack Tracy.
Lawrence M. Friedman
A history of American law is a book written by Lawrence M. Friedman.
Orson Scott Card
Capitol was Orson Scott Card's second published book. This collection of eleven short stories set in the Worthing series is no longer in print. However six of the stories have been reprinted in The Worthing Saga and one of them in Maps in a Mirror.
The Old English Peep Show is a book written by Peter Dickinson.
Fade to Black is a Nero Wolfe mystery novel by Robert Goldsborough, the fifth of seven Nero Wolfe books extending the Rex Stout canon. It was first published by Bantam in hardcover in 1990. Fade to Black is set in the advertising world, and as such is a nice counterpoint to …
Curse of the Viking Grave is a children's novel by Farley Mowat, first published in 1966. It is a sequel to the award-winning Lost in the Barrens. Set in the Canadian north, it is a novel of adventure and survival, with much information about the northern land and its peoples.
The Silver Pencil is a children's novel by Alice Dalgliesh. Based on the author's life, it tells of the childhood and young adulthood of Janet Laidlaw in the early years of the twentieth century. She moves from Trinidad to England, then to the United States and Nova Scotia, …
The Dragon Can't Dance is a 1979 novel by Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace, set in a slum of Port of Spain. The novel centers on the life of Aldrick Prospect, a man who spends the entire year recreating his dragon costume for Carnival. Aldrick's interactions with other people …
The Bighead is a horror novel by writer Edward Lee, released in 1997. It concerns "The Bighead", a mentally challenged, inbred psychopath afflicted with hydrocephalus raging out in the Virginia backwoods, raping and killing whatever comes his way, and a sex-and-drug-addicted …
Chainmail is a book published in 2001 that was written by Diane Carey.
Aspects of Love is a novel by author David Garnett centering on the loves of a young soldier named Alexis Golightly, his uncle George Dillingham, and the beautiful actress Rose Vibert from whom neither man could escape. It was originally published in 1955. In 1989 this book …
Diego De Silva
“A lucid overview of [environmental] problems and a compelling call to action.” —Publishers Weekly From two of science fiction’s most celebrated and brilliant minds—Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl—comes the second edition of Our Angry Earth, a comprehensive analysis of today's …
Echoes in time is a book published in 1999 that was written by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith.
Death in a Cold Climate is a book written by Robert Barnard.
Enigma: A Magical Mystery is a book by Graeme Base.
Laura Anne; Sherman Gilman, Josepha
Visitors is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Tagline: "The slayer is being stalked".
Anton C Zijderveld
“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.”—Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />In In Praise of …
The Hanging Mountains is a book published in 2005 that was written by Sean Williams.
Wizards' Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in hardcover by Tor Books in September 1989, with a limited edition, also in hardcover, following in December of the same year from Easton Press as part of …
The Making of the Wizard Of Oz, written by film historian Aljean Harmetz, is a book about the production of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. It was the second book ever published documenting the making of this film, released a year after Doug McClelland's 1976 work Down the …
A Mysterious Affair of Style is a whodunit by Gilbert Adair first published in 2007. A homage to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction in general and Agatha Christie in particular, the novel is a sequel to Adair's 2006 book, The Act of Roger Murgatroyd.
The Prince is American novel published in 2005 written by Francine Rivers. It is the third novel in the Sons of Encouragement series, and tells the tale of the biblical character of Jonathan, the son of Saul the King in the Old Testament.
The Stone Key is a 2008 science fiction novel by Isobelle Carmody, set in a post apocalyptic world. It is the fifth book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.
P. J. Parrish
Dead of Winter is a book by P. J. Parrish.
Here We All Are is a book published in 2000 that was written by Tomie dePaola.
Johann D. Wyss
The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel by Johann David Wyss, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia.
A Gathering of Stones is a book published in 1989 that was written by Jo Clayton.