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.

29801. Pioneer, Go Home!

Richard P. Powell

This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author. Pioneer, Go Home! ranks among the most entertaining of Powell s 19 published novels. Originally released by Scribner s in 1959, it …

29802. Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend

Paul Feyerabend

Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend is an autobiography by philosopher Paul Feyerabend. The book details, amongst other things, Feyerabend's youth in Nazi-controlled Vienna, his military service, notorious academic career, and his multiple romantic conquests. The …

29803. The Emperor of Ice Cream

Brian Moore

The Emperor of Ice-Cream is a 1965 coming-of-age novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore. Set in Belfast during the Second World War, the book tells the story of 17-year-old Gavin Burke, from a Nationalist Catholic family, who joins the Air Raid Precautions over his …

29804. The Three Trillion Dollar War

Joseph Stiglitz

The Three Trillion Dollar War is a 2008 book by Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard Professor Linda Bilmes, both of whom are American economists.

29805. Ralph Ellison

Arnold Rampersad

Ralph Ellison is a book by Arnold Rampersad.

29806. 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 …

29807. The Trespasser

D. H. Lawrence

The Trespasser is the second novel written by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1912. Originally it was entitled the Saga of Siegmund and drew upon the experiences of a friend of Lawrence, Helen Corke, and her adulterous relationship with a married man that ended with his suicide. …

29809. Impossible Object

Nicholas Mosley

"The object of life is impossible; one cuts out fabrication and creates reality. A mirror is held to the back of the head and one's hand has to move the opposite way from what was intended." In these closing lines from Impossible Object, one has embodied both Nicholas Mosley's …

29811. The Origin of German Tragic Drama

Walter Benjamin

The Origin of German Tragic Drama or Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels was the postdoctoral major academic work submitted by Walter Benjamin to the University of Frankfurt in 1925, and not published until 1928. The book is a study of German drama during the baroque period and …

29812. Straight Life

Art Pepper

Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper is the biography of jazz musician Art Pepper, co-written by the saxophonist and his wife, Laurie Pepper. It was first published in 1979, by Schirmer Books.

29813. Collected Poems, 1951-1971

A. R. Ammons

Collected Poems, 1951-1971 is a book written by A. R. Ammons.

29814. 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 …

29816. Dragoncharm

Graham Edwards

Dragoncharm is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 1995 by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the first book in the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy, and its sequels are Dragonstorm and Dragonflame. Dragoncharm is written entirely from the …

29817. Jean Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius

Leo Damrosch

Jean Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius is a book written by Leo Damrosch.

29818. Fireflood and Other Stories

Vonda N. McIntyre

Fireflood and Other Stories is the first collection of short work by Vonda N. McIntyre, published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin in 1979 and reprinted in paperback by Timescape Books in 1981. UK editions were issued by Gollancz in 1980 and by Pan Books in 1982; it was also …

29820. Wandering Stars

Jack Dann

Wandering Stars is an anthology of Jewish fantasy and science fiction, edited by Jack Dann, originally published by Harper & Row in 1974. It represented, according to the book cover, "the first time in science fiction that the Jew - and the richness of his themes and …

29822. 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 …

29823. The Honor of Spies

W. E. B. Griffin

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

29824. The Masters of Darkness

Joe Dever

The Master of Darkness is the twelfth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the final book in the Magnakai series.

29827. The Kachina Doll Mystery

Carolyn Keene

The Kachina Doll Mystery is the sixty-second volume in the Nancy Drew mystery series. It was first published in 1981 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

29832. The Magic of Blood

Dagoberto Gilb

The Magic of Blood is a short story collection by Dagoberto Gilb. It received the 1994 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the 1993 Whiting Writers' Award. The collection was released to rave reviews by several reputable critics, as well as authors, for its brutal realism and …

29835. Collision With Chronos

Barrington J. Bayley

Collision Course is the fourth novel by the science fiction author Barrington J. Bayley. The novel was inspired by the time travel theories of J. W. Dunne. The plot centers on the collision of two alternate "presents", with disastrous implications for reality.

29836. Corpus Christi

Terrence McNally

Corpus Christi is a passion play by Terrence McNally dramatizing the story of Jesus and the Apostles. Written in 1997 and first staged in New York in 1998, it depicts Jesus and the Apostles as gay men living in modern-day Texas. It utilizes modern devices like television with …

29838. The H-Bomb Girl

Stephen Baxter

The H-Bomb Girl is a science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter.

29840. A Shock to the System

Simon Brett

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

29841. The Broken Vase

Rex Stout

The Broken Vase is a Tecumseh Fox mystery novel by Rex Stout, first published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1941, and later in paperback by Dell as mapback #115 and, later, by other publishers.

29842. 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. …

29843. Day of the Minotaur

Thomas Burnett Swann

Day of the Minotaur is a novel written by Thomas Burnett Swann.

29844. The Death of Economics

Paul Ormerod

The Death of Economics is a book written by Paul Ormerod. According to the author the title does not imply that the study of economies is not of great importance but rather it argues that conventional economics offers a misleading view of how the world operates and needs to be …

29845. Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

Eddie Muller

Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir is a book by Eddie Muller.

29847. Guess What?

Mem Fox

Guess What? is a 1990 picture book for children, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Vivienne Goodman, about an old woman, with various witchlike qualities. The book has a steady phrasing, along the lines of: She looks like she has a _____! Guess what? She does! She looks like …

29848. A Very Special House

Ruth Krauss

A Very Special House, written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, is a 1953 picture book published by HarperCollins. A Very Special House was a Caldecott Medal Honor Book for 1954 and was Sendak's first Caldecott Honor Medal of a total of seven during his career. …

29849. 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.

29850. The Hand of Zei

L. Sprague de Camp

The Hand of Zei is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the second book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. The book has a convoluted publication history. It was first published in the …

29851. Fredy Neptune

Les Murray

Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse is a novel written in verse by the Australian poet Les Murray. Told in eight-line stanzas, Fredy Neptune describes the experiences of Fred Boettcher, an Australian of German parentage, during the years between the world wars. The work was …

29852. 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 …

29854. 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.

29855. The Modular Man

Roger MacBride Allen

The Modular Man is a science fiction novel by American writer Roger MacBride Allen. It is the fourth in the Next Wave series.

29856. The Lost Princess

George MacDonald

The Lost Princess: A Double Story, first published in 1875 as The Wise Woman: A Parable, is a fairy tale novel by George MacDonald. The story describes how a woman of mysterious powers pays visits to two very different young girls: one a princess, the other a shepherd’s …

29857. The Most Dangerous Game

Gavin Lyall

The Most Dangerous Game is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1964. The plot of the novel is totally different from the Richard Connell short story The Most Dangerous Game.

29859. Wild Blood

Anne Logston

Wild Blood is a book published in 1995 that was written by Anne Logston.

29862. 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 …

29863. Youth: WITH The Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

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. …

29864. Boy Wonder

James Robert Baker

Boy Wonder is a novel by James Robert Baker published in 1988. The novel is a mock of oral history of Los Angeles, California in which we hear the life of Hollywood avant-garde film producer Shark Trager.

29865. Drinker of Souls

Jo Clayton

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

29867. Seven Crows

John Vornholt

Seven Crows is an original novel based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

29868. 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.

29870. 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.

29871. The Wizard of Whitechapel

Simon Hawke

The Wizard of Whitechapel is a book published in 1988 that was written by Simon Hawke.

29872. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an …

Frederick Douglass

Introduction by Kwame Anthony AppiahCommentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other. Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first …

29877. 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 …

29878. Quicksilver Zenith

Stan Nicholls

Quicksilver Zenith is a book published in 2004 that was written by Stan Nicholls.

29890. Victim: The Other Side of Murder

Gary Kinder

Victim: The Other Side of Murder is a 1982 true crime book by Gary Kinder. The book is based on real characters and events of the Hi-Fi Murders that occurred on April 22, 1974, in Ogden, Utah.

29906. The Adventures of Samurai Cat

Mark E. Rogers

The Adventures of Samurai Cat is a collection of linked humorous fantasy short stories by Mark E. Rogers. Rogers had done a series of paintings and drawings featuring his character Samurai Cat and spoofing martial arts films and fantasy stories. He went on to write stories to …

29911. The Unwanteds

Lisa McMann

The Unwanteds is a fantasy book written by Lisa McMann and published in 2011 by Aladdin. The book in the first in a series, followed by Island of Silence, Island of Fire, Island of Legends, Island of Shipwrecks, and Island of Graves. The Unwanteds is recommended for readers ages …

29943. Shadowmaker

Joan Lowery Nixon

Shadowmaker is a book written by Joan Lowery Nixon.

30000. 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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