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.

30202. 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 …

30203. Geronimo Rex

Barry Hannah

Geronimo Rex is the 1972 book written by Barry Hannah.

30204. 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.

30211. Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos

Isaac Asimov

Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos is a book written by Isaac Asimov in 1982.

30214. 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.

30216. Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels, is a prose satire by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human …

30217. 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.

30218. 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 …

30219. 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 …

30220. The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum

Stanley G. Weinbaum

The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum is a collection of science fiction stories by Stanley G. Weinbaum, published in 1974 as an original paperback by Ballantine Books. The volume included an introduction by Isaac Asimov and an afterword by Robert Bloch. Ballantine reissued the …

30221. 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.

30223. The 27th Kingdom

Alice Thomas Ellis

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

30225. The Marlows and the Traitor

Antonia Forest

In the introduction to the Girls Gone By edition of The Marlows and the Traitor, Antonia Forest admits she never intended to write a series of books about the Marlows. At the time of writing the Nuremberg Trials were happening and Forest decided to write a book about a traitor. …

30228. 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.

30229. 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 …

30231. 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 …

30233. 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.

30235. 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, …

30237. The Texas-Israeli War: 1999

Jake Waldrop Saunders, Howard

The Texas-Israeli War: 1999 is a 1974 science-fiction novel by Jake Saunders and Howard Waldrop. Several early chapters appeared in Galaxy in 1973 under the title A Voice and Bitter Weeping.

30238. Open all night

Charles Bukowski

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

30239. 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 …

30240. 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 …

30243. 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.

30244. 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 …

30247. 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. …

30248. The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde is a book that contains over a thousand pages of letters written by Oscar Wilde. Wilde's letters were first published as The Letters of Oscar Wilde in 1962, edited by Rupert Hart-Davis and published by his publishing firm. Merlin Holland …

30249. Death Trance

Graham Masterton

Desperate to see, once again, his brutally murdered wife and children, grief-stricken Randolph Clare enlists the aid of an Indonesian physician who claims to be able to help him enter the demon-haunted world of the dead

30250. 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 …

30253. 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 …

30254. The Lady of the Rivers

Philippa Gregory

The Lady of the Rivers is a 2011 historical novel by Philippa Gregory, part of her series The Cousins' War. The story is narrated by Jacquetta of Luxembourg, mother of Elizabeth Woodville, and covers the reign of the Lancastrian King Henry VI. The novel serves as a prequel to …

30255. Eight Lectures on Yoga

Aleister Crowley

Eight Lectures on Yoga is a book by English occultist and teacher Aleister Crowley about the practice of Yoga. The book is number 4 of volume 3 of the Equinox, which was published by the Ordo Templi Orientis. The work is largely a demystified look at yoga, using little to no …

30256. The Man Versus The State

Herbert Spencer

The Man versus the State is a political theory book by Herbert Spencer It was first published in book form in 1884 by Williams and Norgate, London and Edinburgh, from articles previous published in The Contemporary Review. The book consists of 4 main chapters : The New Toryism, …

30260. 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 …

30261. The Rise of Nine

Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine is a young adult teen fiction novel by Pittacus Lore and the third novel in The Lorien Legacies. It is published by HarperCollins, & was released on August 21, 2012, in the US and by Penguin on August 30, 2012 in the UK. It is the first book in the series to …

30262. The law of success in sixteen lessons

Napoleon Hill

The Law of Success is a 1925 book – actually in the form of a set of 15 separate booklets – by Napoleon Hill. It was released as a limited edition of 118 copies and was given to many of Americas most successful individuals, all of whom had contributed to the book's content. One …

30274. Plotting Hitler's Death

Joachim Fest

Plotting Hitler's Death: The German Resistance To Hitler, 1933–1945 is a 1994 book by historian Joachim Fest about the Germans, both civilian and military, who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler from 1933 onwards. It was written to mark the 50th anniversary of the July 20 plot to kill …

30312. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30335. The Art of War

Sun Tzu

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on …

30339. The Fractal Prince (Jean le Flambeur)

Hannu Rajaniemi

"The good thing is, no one will ever die again. The bad thing is, everyone will want to."A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of "fast ones," shadow players, and jinni, two sisters …

30340. Speculations about Jakob and other writings

Uwe Johnson

This arresting novel by one of Germany's foremost modern writers dramatizes the ideological conflict between East Europe and the West at the time of the Hungarian revolt. The story, which centers around Jakob Abs, an East German railroad dispatcher, illuminates the psychological …

30342. The Schreber Case

Sigmund Freud

Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed people just from their writings, but he had a powerful and imaginative understanding of their condition—revealed, most notably, in this analysis of a remarkable memoir. In 1903, Judge Daniel Schreber, a highly intelligent …

30343. Erec

Hartmann von Aue

As the earliest Arthurian verse-novel in the German language, Hartmann von Aue's Erec was highly influential, not only on the many Arthurian works that followed, but also on courtly narrative verse in general. However, his tale is of more than antiquarian interest. Its …

30344. Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober

E. T. A. Hoffmann

Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober is a book written by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

30345. The Revolt of Gunner Asch

Hans Hellmut Kirst

Translated by Robert Kee. Dust jacket art by David Soshensky. A humorous look at the German army during World War II.

30362. Men in Dark Times

Hannah Arendt

Men in Dark Times is the 1968 book written by Hannah Arendt.

30364. The last days of mankind

Karl Kraus

The Last Days of Mankind is a satirical play by Karl Kraus. It is considered one of the most important Kraus works. One third of the play is drawn from documentary sources and are highly realistic, except the final scenes which are of expressionist genre.



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