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.

29401. Love and Mr Lewisham

H. G. Wells

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have …

29402. The Fall of the House of Usher

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1839.

29403. Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera

John Barth

Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera is a novel by American writer John Barth, published in 1994. A character name John Barth and his female companion set sail on Chesapeake Bay on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America, but are unexpectedly caught in a tropical …

29404. New Fairy Tales

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, …

29406. Morning watch

James Agee

Morning watch is a book written by James Agee.

29408. He Wouldn't Kill Patience

John Dickson Carr

He Wouldn't Kill Patience is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a locked room mystery and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale and his long-time associate, Scotland Yard's Chief …

29411. Passing Through: The Later Poems

Stanley Kunitz

Passing Through: The Later Poems is a book written by Stanley Kunitz.

29414. Debatable land

Candia McWilliam

Debatable Land is a Guardian Fiction Prize-winning novel by Scottish author Candia McWilliam. The novel seeks to raise questions about the direction in which Britain is moving in the 21st century. The title refers to the debatable lands, land lying between Scotland and England …

29416. Plan for Chaos

John Wyndham

Plan for Chaos is a science fiction novel by John Wyndham. He was working on it about the same time as The Day of the Triffids, but it was rejected by publishers on both sides of the Atlantic and never published in his lifetime. Wyndham himself abandoned it, telling Frederik …

29421. The Great Apostasy

James E. Talmage

The Great Apostasy Considered in the Light of Scriptural and Secular History is a 1909 book by James E. Talmage that summarizes the Great Apostasy from the viewpoint of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Talmage wrote his book with the intention that it be used as …

29424. Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of …

Douglas L. Wilson

Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words is a book written by Douglas L. Wilson.

29425. The Mammaries of the Welfare State

Upamanyu Chatterjee

The Mammaries of the Welfare State is an English-language Indian novel, the sequel to Upamanyu Chatterjee’s debut novel, English, August. It won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2004. The novel brought its author the 2004 Sahitya Akademi Award for English, by the Sahitya Akademi, …

29430. The 27th Kingdom

Alice Thomas Ellis

The 27th Kingdom is a book written by Anna Haycraft.

29431. A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the …

Russell Spurr

A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945 is a 1981 military history book by Russell Spurr about the suicide mission of the Japanese battleship Yamato against the American Pacific Fleet during the Battle of Okinawa near the end of World War …

29435. Calvin and Hobbes: Thereby Hangs a Tale v.1: Thereby …

Bill Watterson

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A collection of comic strips following the adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.

29438. The Wizardwar

Elaine Cunningham

The Wizardwar is a fantasy novel by Elaine Cunningham, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third and final novel in the "Counselors & Kings" series. It was published in paperback in March 2002.

29441. The Alabaster Staff

Edward Bolme

The Alabaster Staff is a Fantasy novel by Edward Bolme, set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the first novel in "The Rogues" series.

29442. The saint of incipient insanities

Elif Shafak

The Saint of Incipient Insanities is the comic and heartbreaking story of a group of twenty-something friends, and their never-ending quest for fulfillment. Omer, Abed and Piyu are roommates, foreigners all recently arrived in the United States. Omer, from Istanbul, is a Ph.D. …

29445. The City and the Pillar

Gore Vidal

The City and the Pillar is the third published novel by American writer Gore Vidal, written in 1946 and published on January 10, 1948. The story is about a young man who is coming of age and discovers his own homosexuality. The City and the Pillar is significant because it is …

29446. The Wailing Siren Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Wailing Siren Mystery is Volume 30 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Andrew E. Svenson in 1951. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

29447. The Clue of the Hissing Serpent

Franklin W. Dixon

The Clue of the Hissing Serpent is Volume 53 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Andrew E. Svenson in 1974.

29448. The Honor of Spies

W. E. B. Griffin

The Honor of Spies is a book written by W. E. B. Griffin.

29452. Homicide My Own

Darryl Ponicsan

Homicide My Own is a book written by Darryl Ponicsan.

29454. Gods, demons, and others

R. K. Narayan

Gods, Demons and Others is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan adapted from Indian history and mythology, including epics like The Ramayana and The Mahabharatha. In this book, Narayan provides both vitality and an original viewpoint to ancient legends.

29455. The War Between the Classes

Gloria D. Miklowitz

The War Between The Classes is a novel written by Gloria D. Miklowitz. The novel explores how society can overcome the stereotypes taught by media through its teen-aged protagonist. The book focuses on the main character, Amy, as she struggles to keep a good relationship with …

29456. Dragon War

Laurence Yep

Dragon War is a fantasy novel Chinese-American author Laurence Yep first published in 1992. It is the fourth and final book in his Dragon series. Yep attempted to put the beauty and gallantry of dragons he had gleaned from his research of them in Chinese mythology into Dragon …

29459. World Without End

Joe Haldeman

World Without End is a Star Trek novel, written in 1979 by Joe Haldeman.

29462. Wine of the Dreamers

John D. MacDonald

Wine of the Dreamers is a 1951 science fiction novel written by John D. MacDonald. Wine of the Dreamers was his first science fiction novel and one of his earliest published novels altogether. Though he later also wrote the science fiction novels Ballroom of the Skies and The …

29465. A Child of the Jago

Arthur Morrison

A Child of the Jago is an 1896 novel by Arthur Morrison.

29466. The Garments of Caean

Barrington J. Bayley

The Garments of Caean is the seventh novel by the science fiction author Barrington J. Bayley. He described it as being his attempt to create a Vancian space opera.

29467. The Light's on at Signpost

George MacDonald Fraser

The Light's on at Signpost is a memoir from George MacDonald Fraser covering his various adventures in screenwriting as well as essays on the state of modern-day England. It includes chapters on: working on The Three Musketeers with Richard Lester his relationship with Oliver …

29468. The Temple of Elemental Evil

Gary Gygax

The Temple of Elemental Evil is an adventure module for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, set in the game's World of Greyhawk campaign setting. The module was published by TSR, Inc. in 1985 for the first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules. It was …

29469. The Medici Seal

Theresa Breslin

The Medici Seal is a young adult novel written by Theresa Breslin, published in 2006. Set among the cultural life and political intrigues of Renaissance Italy, it is the story of a boy who initially calls himself Matteo and his master Leonardo da Vinci. It was shortlisted for …

29471. A Shock to the System

Simon Brett

A Shock to the System is a book written by Simon Brett.

29472. Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories

R. K. Narayan

Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan, set in and around the fictitious town of Malgudi in South India. The stories range from the humorous to the serious and all are filled with Narayan's acute observations of human nature. …

29473. The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into …

Martin Moran

The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace is a 2005 non-fiction book by Martin Moran. Between the age of 12 and 15, Martin Moran had a sexual relationship with Bob Doyle, a Vietnam veteran who was a counselor at a Catholic boys’ camp. Thirty years later, he meets …

29477. Distributed systems: Principles and Paradigms

A. S. Tanenbaum

Distrbuted Systems is a book written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

29480. The Planet Savers

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Planet Savers is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published in book form in English by Ace Books in 1962, dos-à-dos with Bradley's novel The Sword of Aldones. The story first appeared in the November 1958 issue of the …

29481. The Ayn Rand cult

Jeff Walker

The Ayn Rand Cult is a book by journalist Jeff Walker, published by Open Court Publishing Company in 1999. Walker discusses the history of the Objectivist movement started by novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, which he describes as a cult.

29482. The Cookcamp

Gary Paulsen

The Cookcamp is a novel by Gary Paulsen. The story is about a boy who is sent to the north to live with his grandmother because of his parents being occupied with World War II. It was published on March 1, 1991 by Scholastic. In 1999 it was followed by the sequel Alida's Song.

29489. Graven Images

Paul Fleischman

Graven Images: 3 stories is a 1982 children's book written by Paul Fleischman that was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1983.

29491. Brother to a Dragonfly

Will D. Campbell

Brother to a Dragonfly is a book by Will Davis Campbell.

29492. Spilled Water

Sally Grindley

Spilled Water is a children's novel by Sally Grindley, published in 2004. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It tells the story of a Chinese girl, Lu Si-yan, who is sold into domestic service when she is just eleven …

29495. Digital Design

M. Morris Mano

Digital Design is a book written by Michael D. Ciletti and M. Morris Mano.

29496. The Enchanted Island of Yew

Lyman Frank Baum

The Enchanted Island of Yew: Whereon Prince Marvel Encountered the High Ki of Twi and Other Surprising People is a children's fantasy novel written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Fanny Y. Cory, and published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company in 1903. The first edition contained …

29501. Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

Douglas L. Wilson

Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln is a book written by Douglas L. Wilson.

29502. A Gathering of Saints

Robert Lindsey

A Gathering of Saints is a book written by Robert Lindsey.

29504. Zenobia

Gellu Naum

"Zenobia" is an experimental novel by Gellu Naum. The main subject of the book is Zenobia, an alias for Lyggia Naum, his wife and soulmate. It's a platonic love story, but it's also an autobiographical work, somewhat in the vein of Andre Breton's Nadja.

29506. Tine

Herman Bang

29508. The Merman's Children

Poul Anderson

The Merman's Children is a 1979 fantasy novel by Poul Anderson, inspired by Danish legends of Mermen and Mermaids from Danish folklore. Portions of the work had previously been published as an identically titled novella and the novelette "The Tupilak" in the anthologies Flashing …

29509. T2: Rising Storm

S. M. Stirling

T2: Rising Storm is a book published in 2002 that was written by S. M. Stirling.

29511. Under Plum Lake

Lionel Davidson

Under Plum Lake is a children's adventure novel by Lionel Davidson, first published in 1980.

29512. The Busy Body

Donald E. Westlake

The Busy Body is a novel written by Donald E. Westlake.

29513. Captain's Blood

William Shatner

Captain's Blood is a novel by William Shatner, co-written with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, based upon the television series Star Trek. The novel was released in 2002 in hardcover format. This is the second novel in the "Totality" trilogy. The story began with Captain's …

29516. Drinker of Souls

Jo Clayton

Drinker of Souls is a book published in 1986 that was written by Jo Clayton.

29518. Grill

Ib Michael

29521. Keeper of Dreams

Orson Scott Card

Keeper of Dreams is a short story collection by Orson Scott Card. It contains twenty-two stories by Card which do not appear in his collection Maps in a Mirror. This collection was released on April 15, 2008.

29522. The Further Chronicles of Conan

Robert Jordan

The Further Chronicles of Conan is a collection of fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Howard. The book was first published in hardcover in October 1999 by Tor Books, with a trade paperback …

29525. Dead Calm

Charles Williams

Dead Calm is a 1963 novel by Charles F. Williams. It was the basis for the unfinished Orson Welles film, The Deep, and was adapted for the 1989 film Dead Calm by Phillip Noyce. It is the sequel to Williams' lesser-known 1960 romantic thriller, Aground.

29527. The Whispering Road

Livi Michael

The Whispering Road is a children's book by Livi Michael, published in 2005. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award and the Stockton Children's Book of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize.

29529. Clouded Sky

Miklós Radnóti

Clouded Sky is a book written by Miklós Radnóti.

29530. Hard Landing

Stephen Leather

Hard Landing is a 2004 thriller novel by British author Stephen Leather. Published in 2004 by Hodder & Stoughton, it is the first book in the Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd series. Hard Landing is an international bestseller and is available in ebook and paperback.

29531. A Coven of Vampires

Brian Lumley

A Coven of Vampires is a collection of horror short stories by author Brian Lumley. The stories all concern vampires. It was released in 1998 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 1,100 copies, of which 100 were numbered and signed by the author, and illustrator. Most of the …

29538. The Wyrmling Horde

Dave Wolverton

The Wyrmling Horde is the seventh installment in the Runelords series written by David Farland and was published September 16, 2008.

29546. The Middle of Nowhere

David Gerrold

The Middle of Nowhere is a book published in 1995 that was written by David Gerrold.

29557. Lights Out

Peter Abrahams

Lights Out is a book written by Peter Abrahams.

29559. The old man and the bureaucrats

Mircea Eliade

The Old Man and the Bureaucrats is a 1967 novella by the Romanian writer Mircea Eliade. It tells the story of a man who is interrogated by Romania's communist authorities, and puzzles the interrogators when he tells stories of local lore. The book was published in English in …

29565. Forensics for Dummies

D. P. Lyle, MD

Forensics for Dummies is a book by D. P. Lyle.

29568. The Bondwoman's Narrative

Hannah Crafts

The Bondwoman's Narrative is a best-selling novel by Hannah Crafts, a self-proclaimed slave escaped from North Carolina. She likely wrote the novel in the mid-19th century. The manuscript was authenticated and published in 2002. Scholars believe that the novel, possibly the …

29569. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between …

29572. Native Son

Richard Wright

Native Son is a novel by American author Richard Wright. The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a black American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a …

29581. Shadowmaker

Joan Lowery Nixon

Shadowmaker is a book written by Joan Lowery Nixon.

29588. The Best of Me

Nicholas Sparks

A Q&A with Author Nicholas SparksQ: What was your inspiration for writing The Best of Me? A: I suppose the inspiration was two-fold. It had been a long time since I’d done a “reunion” story (like The Notebook) so it was time to do another. At the same time, I wanted it to …

29600. Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee

#1 New York Times Bestseller“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades… — New York Times (Opinion Pages)A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning …



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