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.

30002. The Waterfalls of Slunj

Heimito von Doderer

English industrialist Robert Clayton and his son, Donald, open a branch office of their business in Vienna and pursue their lives and fortunes in the years before World War I

30003. Die Harzreise

Heinrich Heine

Die Harzreise is a travel report about a trip to the Harz Mountains by German poet and author, Heinrich Heine, compiled in autumn 1824, which was first published in January and February 1826 in the magazine, Der Gesellschafter, by Friedrich Wilhelm Gubitz and ran for fourteen …

30004. The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, …

Ernst Mayr

The Growth of Biological Thought is a book written by Ernst Mayr, first published in 1982. It is subtitled Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance, and is as much a book of philosophy and history as it is of biology. It is a sweeping, academic study of the first 2,400 years of the …

30005. The first American

C. W. Ceram

An account of the origins and early history of the American Indians. It presents the question - who were they, and where did they come from? The text is full of illustrations and pictures.

30006. 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 …

30008. New York interiors

Beate Wedekind

This volume contains a collection of the many fascinating ways in which people have made themselves feel at home in New York. It covers 42 different apartments and houses in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island - from a loft sprayed with graffiti to an elegant uptown apartment on …

30009. 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 …

30014. 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.

30016. Hairy Maclary's Bone

Lynley Dodd

Hairy Maclary's Bone, first published in 1984, is the second of the series of books by New Zealand author Lynley Dodd featuring Hairy Maclary. His adventures are usually in the company of his other animal friends who include the dachshund Schnitzel von Krumm, and belligerent …

30018. 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. …

30019. Green Henry

Gottfried Keller

Green Henry is a partially autobiographical novel by the Swiss author Gottfried Keller, first published in 1855, and extensively revised in 1879. Truth is freely mingled with fiction, and there is a generalizing purpose to exhibit the psychic disease that affected the whole …

30022. The Long Haul: An Autobiography

Myles Horton

The Long Haul is an autobiography of Myles Horton, labor organizer, founder of the Highlander School and perhaps the first practitioner of what would later be called popular education. Highlander used the principles of democratic education - where students were the authorities …

30027. 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 …

30030. Revolutionary Suicide

Huey P. Newton

Revolutionary Suicide is an autobiography written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party. The Chief ideologue and strategist of the BPP, Newton taught himself how to read during his last year of high school, which led to his enrolment in Merrit …

30031. 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, …

30039. The big gold dream

Chester Himes

The big gold dream is a book that was written by Chester Himes.

30042. The Season of the Witch

James Leo Herlihy

By the author of Midnight Cowboy: A teenage girl runs away to the East Village in “one of the best and most convincing novels . . . of the Woodstock generation” (Publishers Weekly). As she explains in her diary, seventeen-year-old Gloria Random is running away from her Midwest …

30043. The Wizard's Map

Jane Yolen

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

30045. 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 …

30046. 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 …

30051. 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.

30054. Young Man Luther

Erik Erikson

Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History is a 1958 book by psychologist Erik Erikson, the founder of today's accepted depiction of the growth and evolution of the psyche throughout the lifelong cycle, and coiner of the term "identity crisis". It was one of the …

30055. Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa

Marc Estrin

Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa is a sequel to Franz Kafka's short-story The Metamorphosis, written in 2002 by Marc Estrin.

30056. 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 …

30057. Pigeons from Hell

Robert E. Howard

"Pigeons from Hell" is a short story by Robert E. Howard written in late 1934 and published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938. The story title derives from an image present in many of Howard's grandmother's ghost stories, that of an old deserted plantation mansion haunted by …

30058. 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.

30060. The healing

Gayl Jones

The Healing is a book written by Gayl Jones.

30062. Homicide My Own

Darryl Ponicsan

Homicide My Own is a book written by Darryl Ponicsan.

30063. 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.

30064. The Prisoners of Time

Joe Dever

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

30066. Data Structures and Algorithms in Java

Michael T. Goodrich

Data Structures and Algorithms in Java is a book written by Roberto Tamassia and Michael T. Goodrich.

30067. 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.

30068. 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 …

30069. 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.

30070. Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Perihelion

William F. Wu

Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Perihelion is a book written in 1988 by William F. Wu. It is part of the series Isaac Asimov's Robot City, which was inspired by Isaac Asimov's Robot series.

30078. The Mage-Born Child

Jonathan Wylie

The Mage-Born Child is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jonathan Wylie.

30080. 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 …

30082. A Child of the Jago

Arthur Morrison

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

30088. Open all night

Charles Bukowski

Open all night is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

30093. The Crows of Pearblossom

Aldous Huxley

The Crows of Pearblossom is a children's book written by Aldous Huxley, the English novelist, essayist and critic. The story was published by Random House and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. A more recent picture book version was illustrated by Sophie Blackall and published by …

30094. 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 …

30096. Geronimo Rex

Barry Hannah

Geronimo Rex is the 1972 book written by Barry Hannah.

30097. Colossus and the Crab

Dennis Feltham Jones

Colossus and the Crab is a science fiction novel written in 1977 by the British author Dennis Feltham Jones. It is the third and final volume in "The Colossus Trilogy" and a sequel to Jones's 1974 novel The Fall of Colossus.

30100. A Five-Year Sentence

Bernice Rubens

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

30102. Carnival of Souls

Nancy Holder

Carnival of Souls is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

30103. A Vicious Circle

Amanda Craig

A Vicious Circle is a novel by Amanda Craig which dissects and satirizes contemporary British society. In particular, it describes the world of publishing—its aspiring young authors, busy agents and opportunist literary critics. However, A Vicious Circle is also about falling in …

30104. A Little Piece of Ground

Sūnyā an- Nimr

A Little Piece of Ground is a young adult novel by Elizabeth Laird. The book is about a twelve-year-old boy and his family struggling under the oppression of occupation in Israel/Palestine. It was first published by Macmillan in 2003 and reprinted by Haymarket Books in 2006. In …

30105. (Un)arranged Marriage

Bali Rai

The young-adult novel Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British-Indian author Bali Rai.

30107. 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. …

30108. 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.

30110. The Planet on the Table

Kim Stanley Robinson

The Planet on the Table is the first collection of science fiction stories by Kim Stanley Robinson, published in hardcover by Tor Books in 1986. A British paperback edition appeared in 1987, as well as a Tor paperback reprint; a French translation was issued in 1988. The …

30114. 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 …

30115. 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 …

30118. 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 …

30120. The Ragged Astronauts

Bob Shaw

The Ragged Astronauts is a book published in 1986 that was written by Bob Shaw and edited by Victor Gollancz.

30122. A Gathering of Saints

Robert Lindsey

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

30124. Park's Quest

Katherine Paterson

Park’s Quest is a 1988 children's novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson.

30126. 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 …

30127. Dark Horizon

K. W. Jeter

Dark Horizon is a book published in 1993 that was written by K.W. Jeter.

30130. 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 …

30131. T2: Rising Storm

S. M. Stirling

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

30132. 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.

30136. Greendaughter

Anne Logston

Greendaughter is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne Logston.

30143. 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.

30144. Learning SQL

Alan Beaulieu

Learning SQL is a book written by Alan Beaulieu.

30145. 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 …

30147. 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.

30149. Before He Wakes

Jerry Bledsoe

Before He Wakes is a book written by Jerry Bledsoe.

30151. 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 …

30152. Superman Returns

Marv Wolfman

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

30153. Lepanto

G. K. Chesterton

Lepanto is a famous poem by G.K. Chesterton about the Battle of Lepanto. It is a rousing martial ballad which tells of the defeat of the Ottoman fleet of Ali Pasha by the Christian crusader, Don John of Austria. The poem was written in 1911 and its stirring verses helped inspire …

30155. The Colossus of Rhodes

Caroline Lawrence

The Colossus of Rhodes is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published in 2005. The ninth book of the Roman Mysteries series, it is set in spring AD 80, partly aboard ship in the Mediterranean, partly on the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes.

30160. 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.

30173. The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and …

Joan Schenkar

The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith is a book by Joan Schenkar.

30177. The Far Pavilions

M. M. Kaye

The Far Pavilions is an epic novel of British-Indian history by M. M. Kaye, first published in 1978, which tells the story of an English officer during the British Raj. The novel, rooted deeply in the romantic epics of the 19th century, has been hailed as a masterpiece of …

30178. Lights Out

Peter Abrahams

Lights Out is a book written by Peter Abrahams.

30181. 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 …

30184. Merlin Effect

T. A. Barron

The Merlin Effect is the third book in The Adventure of Kate trilogy by T. A. Barron. It was preceded by Heartlight and The Ancient One. The hardcover version of this book was published by Ace Books in 2004.

30188. 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 …



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