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.

28802. Auschwitz Report

Primo Levi

Auschwitz Report is a non-fiction report on the Auschwitz extermination camp by Primo Levi and Leonardo de Benedetti. Whilst in a Soviet holding camp in Katowice in 1945, Levi and de Benedetti were asked by the Soviet authorities to document the living conditions in Auschwitz. …

28807. Last Seen Wearing ...

Hillary Waugh

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 …

28809. Treatise on the gods

H. L. Mencken

Treatise on the Gods is H. L. Mencken's survey of the history and philosophy of religion, and was intended as an unofficial companion volume to his Treatise on Right and Wrong. The first and second printings were sold out before publication, and eight more printings followed. …

28819. Dream Jungle

Jessica Hagedorn

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 …

28834. The World of Nagaraj

R. K. Narayan

The World of Nagaraj is a classic piece of literature by R. K. Narayan. It is based in the fictional town of Malgudi, a small town in South India.

28835. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical

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 …

28836. The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

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 …

28838. Is Bill Cosby right?

Michael Eric Dyson

Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has The Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? is a book written by Michael Eric Dyson.

28844. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.

28846. In Praise of Darkness

Jorge Luis Borges

In Praise of Darkness is a book written by Jorge Luis Borges.

28858. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

28859. Till Death Do Us Part

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.

28860. Dark Palace

Frank Moorhouse

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. …

28862. The Museum of Horrors

Dennis Etchison

The Museum of Horrors is an anthology of horror stories edited by Dennis Etchison. It was published by Leisure Books in October 2001. The anthology contains eighteen stories from members of the Horror Writers Association. The anthology itself won the 2002 World Fantasy Award for …

28863. The assault

Reinaldo Arenas

The assault is a book that was written by Reinaldo Arenas.

28864. The Black Hole of Auschwitz

Primo Levi

The Black Hole of Auschwitz is a collection of essays by the Italian author Primo Levi. Originally published under the Italian title Asymmetry and Life it has two distinct halves. The first half, The Black Hole of Auschwitz is a collection of essays, often prefaces to other …

28865. The Cauldron of Fear

Joe Dever

The Cauldron of Fear is the ninth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. Starting with this book, long-time illustrator Gary Chalk was replaced with Brian Williams.

28873. The emergence of probability

Ian Hacking

The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and Statistical Inference is a 1975 book by philosopher Ian Hacking.

28880. The book of snobs

William Makepeace Thackeray

The Book of Snobs is a collection of satirical works by William Makepeace Thackeray first published in the magazine Punch as The Snobs of England, By One of Themselves. Published in 1848, the book was serialised in 1846/47 around the same time as Vanity Fair. While the word …

28882. Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

Alma Guillermoprieto

Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution is a book by Alma Guillermoprieto.

28886. The Wallet of Kai Lung

Ernest Bramah

The Wallet of Kai Lung is a collection of fantasy stories by Ernest Bramah, all but the last of which feature Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller of ancient China. It was first published in hardcover in London by Grant Richards in 1900, and there have been numerous editions …

28887. The Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana; or, A Universal …

Jack Tracy

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.

28888. Empires of the Indus

Alice Albinia

Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River is a non-fiction book by Alice Albinia that covers the writer's journey from Karachi to Tibet, which is the natural course of the Indus River. The book gives an insight into the communities as well as the political framework of the …

28910. The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook

Franklin W. Dixon

The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook is a special volume in the original Hardy Boys book series published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book is composed of several didactic short fictional stories illustrating various actual crime detection methods featuring the Hardy Boys and their …

28911. Elbow Room

James Alan McPherson

Elbow Room is a 1977 short story collection by American author James Alan McPherson. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1978.

28928. Chainmail

Diane Carey

Chainmail is a book published in 2001 that was written by Diane Carey.

28938. The Mocking Program

Alan Dean Foster

The Mocking Program is a 2002 novel by American author Alan Dean Foster.

28949. Show Business

Shashi Tharoor

Show Business is a postmodern satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor.

28959. The Hanging Mountains

Sean Williams

The Hanging Mountains is a book published in 2005 that was written by Sean Williams.

28965. I'm Not Who You Think I Am

Peg Kehret

I'm Not Who You Think I Am is an American novel for young adults by Peg Kehret, published in 1999.

28984. Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli–Arab …

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli–Arab Tragedy is a book by historian and former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami, which examines the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The book is notable for the challenges it offers to many of Israel's founding myths and …

28999. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art …

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for …

29000. The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book …

Elena Ferrante

An Amazon Best Book of September 2015: Elena Ferrante has been an under-the-radar phenomenon for a couple of years now: the pseudonymous, publicity-shunning Italian author of Days of Abandonment – one of my favorite novels of all time – and the three (until now) Neapolitan …



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