The most popular books in English
from 30001 to 30200

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.

30001. Exteriors

Annie Ernaux

Taking the form of random journal entries over seven years, Exteriors captures the feeling of contemporary living on the outskirts of Paris. Poignantly lyrical, chaotic, and strangely alive.

30003. Night of Amber (Dedalus Europe 1992-95)

Sylvie Germain

The sequel to Sylvie Germain's highly acclaimed The Book of Nights (Godine, 1993; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Night of Amber continues the grotesque, fantastic, and riveting story of the Peniel family. It ranges from the terror and atrocity of the Algerian War to …

30004. Night without day

Raphaële Billetdoux

When Blanche, a nightclub singer, and Lucas, a student, meet accidentally on the beach, their mutual attraction--and dislike--hurtles them into a short-lived affair in which the two lost souls look to each other for deliverance

30006. Moosewood Cookbook

Mollie Katzen

The Moosewood Cookbook is a recipe book written by Mollie Katzen when she was a member of the Moosewood collective in Ithaca, New York. The original First Edition, self-published in 1974 by Moosewood, was a spiral bound paper-covered book, with photographs of the restaurant …

30007. I Am the Great Horse

Katherine Roberts

I Am the Great Horse is a historical fantasy novel by Katherine Roberts, published in August, 2006 by The Chicken House and aimed at teens. It is about the life of Alexander the Great, told from the point of view of his horse, Bucephalus. The pair meet in Pella, Macedonia, and …

30009. In the Eyes of Mr. Fury

Philip Ridley

In the Eyes of Mr Fury is the first novel by Philip Ridley after his novella Crocodilia, and first published in 1989. It was the first book published in the Penguin Books Originals list. The novel has become a cult classic and became something of an underground phenomenon when …

30011. 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 …

30013. Circles of Deceit

Nina Bawden

Circles of Deceit is a book written by Nina Bawden.

30014. 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 …

30028. Japrocksampler

Julian Cope

Japrocksampler: How the Post-war Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock 'n' Roll, was written by author and musician Julian Cope and published by Bloomsbury on 3 September 2007. This 304-page hardcover book is a companion piece to his 1995 book on Krautrock, Krautrocksampler, and …

30037. The Kip Brothers

Jules Verne

The Kip Brothers is an adventure novel written by Jules Verne.

30042. Collected Poems, 1951-1971

A. R. Ammons

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

30045. The Narrow Waters

Julien Gracq

The Narrow Waters is a 1976 essay collection by the French writer Julien Gracq. The topic of the book is Èvre, a left tributary of the river Loire, located close to where the author grew up. The book was published by José Corti. An English translation by Ingeborg M. Kohn was …

30048. Air and Angels

Susan Hill

Air and Angels, is a novel by English author Susan Hill, first published in 1991 by Sinclair Stevenson and since republished by Vintage Books in 1999 who have also made it available as an ebook. It is said to contain some of her finest writing

30054. The Wizard's Map

Jane Yolen

The Wizard's Map is a book by Jane Yolen, published in 2002.

30055. 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 …

30056. 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.

30059. 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 …

30061. The Venus Hunters

J. G. Ballard

The Venus Hunters is a collection of short stories by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1980 as a paperback by Panther Books, and reprinted as a hardback in 1986 by Victor Gollancz. It includes: "Now: Zero" "The Time-Tombs" "Track 12" "Passport to Eternity" "Escapement" "Time of …

30065. And Having Writ...

D. R Bensen

And Having Writ... is a 1978 science fiction/alternate history novel written by Donald R. Bensen. It was nominated for the 1979 John W. Campbell Award.

30066. The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

Tristan Taormino

The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women is a book written by Tristan Taormino. The first edition of the book was published in 1997, with a second edition in 2006. This book was the winner of a Firecracker Book Award and was also named Amazon.com's #1 Bestseller in Women's Sex …

30067. 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 …

30068. The Kill-Off

Jim Thompson

The Kill-Off is an American crime novel by Jim Thompson first published in 1957, and reprinted by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard in 1999. The novel is a bleak tale of murder in a small, dying resort town being torn apart by gossip, racism, incest, alcoholism and financial …

30069. Demons by Daylight

Ramsey Campbell

Demons by Daylight is a collection of stories by author Ramsey Campbell. Released in 1973, it was the author's second short-story collection, after The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants. Like the earlier book, it was published by Arkham House. Campbell had …

30070. 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.

30071. The Honor of Spies

W. E. B. Griffin

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

30072. The healing

Gayl Jones

The Healing is a book written by Gayl Jones.

30073. The Incomplete Enchanter

L. Sprague de Camp

The Incomplete Enchanter is a collection of two classic fantasy short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, the first volume in their Harold Shea series. The pieces were originally published in the magazine Unknown in the issues …

30074. Homicide My Own

Darryl Ponicsan

Homicide My Own is a book written by Darryl Ponicsan.

30078. The Prisoners of Time

Joe Dever

The Prisoners of Time is the eleventh book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

30079. The Deathlord of Ixia

Joe Dever

The Deathlord of Ixia was the seventeenth book of the Lone Wolf book series, written by Joe Dever and now illustrated by Brian Williams.

30082. 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 …

30084. Eleven Kids, One Summer

Ann M. Martin

Eleven Kids, One Summer is a children's novel written by Ann M. Martin in 1991. It is the sequel to Ten Kids, No Pets.

30085. Under Compulsion

Thomas M. Disch

Under Compulsion is a collection of science fiction stories by Thomas M. Disch. It was first published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1968 in the UK. It was subsequently published in the US in 1970 by Doubleday under the title Fun with Your New Head. Most of the stories originally …

30086. 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 …

30087. The Oath

Elie Wiesel

The Oath is the English title of Le serment de Kolvillag, a novel by Elie Wiesel. It tells the story of Azriel, the only surviving Jewish member of the small Hungarian town of Kolvillag after a pogrom perpetrated by neighboring Christians. Azriel carries the secret of …

30088. The Small Assassin

Ray Bradbury

The Small Assassin is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Dime Mystery Magazine, Weird Tales, Harper's, Mademoiselle, and in Bradbury's first book, Dark Carnival.

30093. Bourbon Island 1730

Lewis Trondheim

It is 1730 when Raphael Pommeroy arrives in the West Indies with his ornithology professor. They’re supposed to be in search of the almost-extinct dodo . . . but Raphael is quickly entranced with the piratical inhabitants of the island, becoming obsessed with their vision of a …

30097. Galaxies

Timothy Ferris

Galaxies is a book written by Timothy Ferris.

30100. 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 …

30103. 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.

30104. Rural Rides

William Cobbett

Rural Rides is the book for which the English journalist, agriculturist and political reformer William Cobbett is best known. At the time of writing in the early 1820s, Cobbett was a radical anti-Corn Law campaigner, newly returned to England from a spell of self-imposed …

30105. 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 …

30107. Murmuring the Judges

Quintin Jardine

Murmuring the Judges is a 1998 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the eighth of the Bob Skinner novels.

30108. 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.

30109. William in Trouble

Richmal Crompton

William in Trouble is a book in the children's Just William series by Richmal Crompton. The book contains 10 short stories. It was first published in 1927.

30110. 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. …

30112. The Condition of Muzak

Michael Moorcock

The Condition of Muzak is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is the final novel of his long running Jerry Cornelius series. It was first published in its revised form in 1979. This novel won the 1977 Guardian Fiction Prize.

30113. Failure

Philip Schultz

Failure is an award-winning collection of poetry by American poet Philip Shultz. Failure, along with Time and Materials by poet Robert Hass, was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

30114. Geronimo Rex

Barry Hannah

Geronimo Rex is the 1972 book written by Barry Hannah.

30115. The Age of the Pussyfoot

edited by Frederik Pohl

The Age of the Pussyfoot is a science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl, first published as a novel in 1969. It was originally published as a serial in Galaxy Science Fiction in three parts, starting in October 1966.

30116. A Five-Year Sentence

Bernice Rubens

A Five-Year Sentence is a book written by Bernice Rubens.

30121. The Able McLaughlins

Margaret Wilson

The Able McLaughlins is a 1923 novel by Margaret Wilson first published by Harper & Brothers. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1924. It won the Harper Prize Novel Contest for 1922-23, the first time the prize was awarded. Wilson published a sequel, The Law and the …

30123. The Gospel of Corax

Paul Park

The Gospel of Corax is a 1996 novel by Paul Park about an escaped Roman slave who travels from Caesarea to India with a burly Essene man named Jeshua. The novel is a suggestion of a historical Jesus' whereabouts during his "disappearance" from the historical record between …

30127. 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 …

30131. 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 …

30135. The "Genius"

Theodore Dreiser

The "Genius" is a semi-autobiographical novel by Theodore Dreiser, first published in 1915. It concerns Eugene Witla, a talented painter of strong sexual desires who grapples with his commitment to his art and the force of his erotic needs. The book sold 8,000 copies in the …

30136. 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.

30140. Road to Mecca

Muhammad Asad

The Road to Mecca, also known as Road to Mecca or Road to Makkah, is the autobiography of Muslim scholar, intellectual, political theorist and diplomat Muhammad Asad. A timeless spiritual classic, this gripping and insightful autobiography of an Austrian journalist, who fully …

30147. T2: Rising Storm

S. M. Stirling

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

30148. 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.

30151. 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. …

30152. 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.

30153. Learning SQL

Alan Beaulieu

Learning SQL is a book written by Alan Beaulieu.

30154. Leaping to the Stars

David Gerrold

Leaping to the Stars is a book published in 2002 that was written by David Gerrold.

30155. Leviathan and the Air-Pump

Steven Shapin

Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life is a book by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer. It examines the debate between Robert Boyle and Thomas Hobbes over Boyle's air-pump experiments in the 1660s. In 2005, Shapin and Schaffer were awarded the Erasmus …

30157. 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.

30158. The Brave Little Toaster

Thomas M. Disch

The Brave Little Toaster is a 1980 novel by Thomas M. Disch intended for children or as put by Disch, A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances. The story centers on a gang of five household appliances—a Tensor lamp, electric blanket, alarm clock/antique radio Hoover vacuum cleaner, …

30162. Follett's Modern American Usage

Wilson Follett

Follett's Modern American Usage is the book published with the title Modern American Usage which was left in draft form and unfinished by Wilson Follett at his death. It was completed and edited by his friend Jacques Barzun in collaboration with six other editors. It is a usage …

30163. 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 …

30164. Superman Returns

Marv Wolfman

Superman Returns is a novel written by Marv Wolfman based on the movie Superman Returns.

30165. Quicksilver Zenith

Stan Nicholls

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

30167. Space Station Seventh Grade

Jerry Spinelli

Space Station Seventh Grade is a young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli, published in 1982; it was his debut novel. It was inspired by an odd event when one of his six children ate some fried chicken that he had been saving for the next day. The novel was intended for adults but …

30173. The Charioteer of Delphi

Caroline Lawrence

The Charioteer of Delphi is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published in 2006. It is the twelfth volume of the Roman Mysteries series. Like several of Lawrence’s novels, it explores a particular aspect of daily life in Ancient Rome: in this case, chariot …

30176. 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.

30177. Fortune's Wheel

Lisanne Norman

Fortune's Wheel is the second book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1995 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

30178. Dark Nadir

Lisanne Norman

Dark Nadir is the fifth book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1999 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

30183. Lights Out

Peter Abrahams

Lights Out is a book written by Peter Abrahams.

30191. 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 …

30192. Forensics for Dummies

D. P. Lyle, MD

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

30193. 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 …

30194. Don't Forget the Bacon!

Pat Hutchins

Don't Forget the Bacon! is a children's book written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins. It was published by Bodley Head in 1976. The story is about a little boy who tries to memorise a list of groceries his mother has asked him to buy. The book has been used as a teaching tool to …

30195. 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 …

30196. Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly …

30199. Silver City

Cliff McNish

Silver City is a book published in 2004 that was written by Cliff McNish.



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