The most popular books in English
from 30401 to 30600

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.

30401. Power & civility

Norbert Elias

Popular Culture, Miscellanea, Social Studies, Psychology

30403. Night Games and Other Stories and Novellas

Arthur Schnitzler

These artful new translations of nine of Schnitzler's most important stories and novellas reinforce the Viennese author's remarkable achievement.

30404. Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober

E. T. A. Hoffmann

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

30405. Laura Warholic

Alexander Theroux

A brilliant satire from one of the great novelists of his time. In his first novel in nearly twenty years, Alexander Theroux, National Book Award Nominee, returns with a compendious satire, a bold and inquisitorial circuit-breaking examination of love and hate, of rejection and …

30408. A Kid for Two Farthings

Wolf Mankowitz

A Kid for Two Farthings is a 1953 novel by the British writer Wolf Mankowitz, based on the author's experiences of growing up within a Jewish community in London's East End. The title is a reference to the traditional Passover song, Chad Gadya, which begins "One little goat …

30409. The Bishop Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Bishop Murder Case is the fourth in a series of mystery novels by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. The detective solves a mystery built around a nursery rhyme. The Bishop Murder Case is believed to be the first nursery-rhyme mystery book.

30410. Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue

W. J. Burley

Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue is a crime novel by Cornish writer W. J. Burley.

30413. Letty Fox: Her Luck

Christina Stead

The Australian-born author Christina Stead’s sixth novel, Letty Fox: Her Luck, is an energetic tribute to the drama of the urban environment and its role in socializing its occupants. Published in 1946, Stead wrote the lengthy Letty Fox after living in New York City for seven …

30422. The Man Who Wasn't Maigret

Patrick Marnham

The Man Who Wasn't Maigret is a book written by Patrick Marnham.

30425. A History of the Mind

Nicholas Humphrey

A History of the Mind is a 1992 book about the mind-body problem by Nicholas Humphrey. It has been called one of the most interesting attempts to solve the problem.

30427. The Flivver King

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America is a novel by Upton Sinclair, published in 1937, that tells the intertwined stories of Henry Ford and a fictional Ford worker Abner Shutt.

30428. The Journeyman Tailor

Gerald Seymour

The Journeyman Tailor is a book written by Gerald Seymour.

30430. Empty Cities of the Full Moon

Howard V. Hendrix

Empty Cities of the Full Moon is a science fiction novel by Howard V. Hendrix first published in 2001.

30436. The Chelsea Murders

Lionel Davidson

The Chelsea Murders is a thriller by Lionel Davidson. The book won the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award.

30437. The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot

Angus Wilson

The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot is a novel by Angus Wilson, first published in 1958. It won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for that year, and has been regularly reprinted ever since. It describes the fortunes of Meg Eliot, a happy and active woman, the wife of a barrister, who …

30439. The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov

Howard Nemerov

Collected Poems is a book written by Howard Nemerov.

30444. The Night Journey

Kathryn Lasky

The Night Journey is a 1981 novel by Kathryn Lasky.

30446. The Incomparable Atuk

Mordecai Richler

The Incomparable Atuk is a satirical novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler. It was first published in 1963 by McClelland and Stewart. The novel was published as Stick Your Neck Out in the United States. The Incomparable Atuk tells the story of a Canadian Inuit who is …

30447. Of Moths and Men: Intrigue, Tragedy & The …

Judith Hooper

Of Moths and Men is a controversial book by the journalist Judith Hooper about the Oxford University ecological genetics school led by E.B. Ford. The book specifically concerns Bernard Kettlewell's experiments on the peppered moth which were intended as experimental validation …

30448. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime

Robert Darnton

The Literary Underground of the Old Regime is a book written by Robert Darnton.

30449. A Voice Through A Cloud

Denton Welch

A Voice Through a Cloud is an autobiographical novel by Denton Welch, who became a writer after a serious accident which had long-term effects on his health. The book describes his bicycle accident when he was an art student, and subsequent experiences in hospitals wards and a …

30454. The Chorus Girl and Other Stories

Anton Chekhov

The Chorus Girl, Verotchka, My Life, At a Country House, A Father, On the Road, Rothschild's Fiddle, Ivan Matveyitch, Zinotchka, Bad Weather, A Gentleman Friend, A Trivial Incident. An incredible collection by a master of the genre!

30456. Robert Frost

Jay Parini

Robert Frost: A Life is a 2000 biography of the American poet Robert Frost written by Jay Parini. It won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for best non-fiction book of the year.

30457. Tarr

Wyndham Lewis

Tarr is a modernist novel by Wyndham Lewis, written in 1909–11, revised and expanded in 1914–15 and first serialized in the magazine The Egoist from April 1916 until November 1917. The American version was published in 1918, with an English edition published by the Egoist Press …

30458. Sky Island

Lyman Frank Baum

Sky Island: Being the Further Adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill after Their Visit to the Sea Fairies is a children's fantasy novel written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neill, and published in 1912 by the Reilly & Britton Company—the same constellation of forces …

30460. The Gay Place

Billy Lee Brammer

The Gay Place is a series of three novellas, with interlocking plots and characters, by American author Billy Lee Brammer. The novellas, published in a single book, include The Flea Circus, Room Enough to Caper and Country Pleasures. Set in an unnamed state identical to Texas, …

30462. When We Get There

Shauna Seliy

When We Get There is a novel about coming-of-age by the American writer Shauna Seliy set in 1974 in a coal mining patch near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The novel tells the story of Lucas Lessar. His father has died in a mining accident and his mother has mysteriously disappeared, …

30465. Persuasion

Jane Austen

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, at age 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year. Persuasion is linked to Northanger Abbey not only by the fact that …

30466. The Land That Time Forgot

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Land That Time Forgot is a fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Caspak trilogy. His working title for the story was "The Lost U-Boat." The sequence was first published in Blue Book Magazine as a three-part serial in the issues for …

30467. A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain

Daniel Defoe

A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727. Other than Robinson Crusoe, Tour was Defoe's most popular and financially successful work during the eighteenth …

30468. Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2

Kouhei Kadono

Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2 is the third novel in the Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono, and was illustrated by Kouji Ogata. It was released in English on October 15, 2006 by Seven Seas Entertainment.

30469. Leave It to Me

Bharati Mukherjee

Leave It to Me is a 1997 novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It utilizes the myth of the Hindu mother Goddess, Durga.

30470. T.S. Eliot

Lyndall Gordon

T. S. Eliot once spoke of a lifetime burning in every moment. He had the mind to conceive a perfect life, and he also had the honesty to admit he could not meet it. 'He was a man of extremes whose deep flaws and high virtues were interfused,' writes Lyndall Gordon in this …

30473. Anything but Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and …

Wayne Besen

Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth is a 2003 book by Wayne Besen, a gay rights advocate.

30474. The Right to Arm Bears

Gordon R. Dickson

The Right to Arm Bears is a collection of Gordon R. Dickson's three science fiction novellas that occur on the planet Dilbia, where humans and an alien race known as Hemnoids are trying to win the support of the native bear-like population.

30475. The Men's Club

Leonard Michaels

The Men's Club is a novel written by Leonard Michaels.

30479. New and selected poems

Gary Soto

New and selected poems is a book written by Gary Soto.

30485. Skinner's Round

Quintin Jardine

Skinner's Round is a 1995 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the fourth of the Bob Skinner novels. Skinner is taking part in a pro-am golf tournament to formally open a new course in East Lothian but a series of murders of some of those involved seems to be tied into an ancient …

30488. Alma Cogan

Gordon Burn

Alma Cogan is a 1991 novel by Gordon Burn, reprinted in 2004. It was Burn's first novel and won the Whitbread Book Award in 1991. In the UK it was published in 1991 with the title Alma Cogan. In the US, it was initially published as Alma. In real life, Alma Cogan was a …

30489. The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

Michael Gray

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is a compendium of articles written by Michael Gray covering the life and work of Bob Dylan. It includes reviews of varying length for each album and numerous songs in Dylan's musical output, but is not just a work of music criticism. The topics for …

30490. Quofum

Alan Dean Foster

Quofum is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster.

30491. This Island Earth

Raymond F. Jones

This Island Earth is a 1952 science fiction novel by Raymond F. Jones. It was first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories magazine as a serialized set of three novelettes by Raymond F. Jones: "The Alien Machine" in the June 1949 issue, "The Shroud of Secrecy" in the December …

30492. The Comforts of Madness

Paul Sayer

The Comforts of Madness is the debut novel of English author Paul Sayer. It won the 1988 Whitbread Award for both Best First Novel, and Book of the Year. Written while the author was working as a psychiatric nurse in Clifton Hospital in York, and drawing on his own experiences …

30495. Enchanter

Robin Wayne Bailey

Enchanter is a book published in 1989 that was written by Robin Wayne Bailey.

30499. Hyperborea

Clark Ashton Smith

Hyperborea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-ninth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April 1971. It was the second themed …

30503. The Kind One

Tom Epperson

The Kind One is a book by Tom Epperson.

30509. Autopsy For An Empire: The Seven Leaders Who Built …

Dmitri Volkogonov

Autopsy For An Empire: The Seven Leaders Who Built the Soviet Regime is a book by Dmitri Volkogonov.

30514. Horn of Africa

Philip Caputo

Horn of Africa is a novel written by Philip Caputo.

30521. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

30524. The Samurai Wizard

Simon Hawke

The Samurai Wizard is a book published in 1991 that was written by Simon Hawke.

30527. Carnival evening

Linda Pastan

Carnival evening is the book written by Linda Pastan.

30531. Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive Eating and …

Jason Fagone

Horsemen of the Esophagus by Jason Fagone is a nonfiction book about the sport of competitive eating and the outsized American appetite. Horsemen follows three American "gurgitators" during a year on the pro eating circuit: Ohio housepainter David "Coondog" O'Karma, South Jersey …

30532. Ardneh's Sword

Fred Saberhagen

Ardneh's Sword is a book published in 2006 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

30533. Dagger's Point

Anne Logston

Dagger's Point is a book published in 1995 that was written by Anne Logston.

30535. Ghoul Trouble

J. G. Passarella

Ghoul Trouble is a novel by John Passarella set in the fictional universe of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

30540. Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom

Anthony Holden

Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom is Anthony Holden's followup to his 1990 book Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player. The book follows Holden's return to professional poker fifteen years after his last adventure ended. The book begins with the WSOP 2005, …

30541. Finding H.F.

Julia Watts

Finding H.F. is a 2001 young adult novel by Julia Watts, published by Alyson Books. It won the Lambda Literary Award for Children's/Young Adult fiction that same year. Set in the Deep South, it describes the experience of being a lesbian teen in the Bible Belt.

30546. Dead Folks' Blues

Steven Womack

Dead Folks' Blues is a book written by Steven Womack.

30549. Basic Chess Endings

Reuben Fine

Basic Chess Endings is a book on chess endgames which was written by Grandmaster Reuben Fine and originally published on October 27, 1941. It is considered the first systematic book in English on the endgame phase of the game of chess. It is the best-known endgame book in …

30551. Red Earth, White Earth

Will Weaver

Red Earth, White Earth is a novel by Will Weaver, about conflicts between white farmers and native Ojibwes in northern Minnesota. The story follows Guy Pehrsson, a California computer entrepreneur who returns to Minnesota twelve years after he ran away at age eighteen. His …

30554. Getaway

Leslie Charteris

Getaway is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris first published in the United Kingdom in September 1932 by Hodder and Stoughton. This was the fifth full-length novel featuring the adventures of the modern day Robin Hood-inspired crimebuster Simon Templar, and the …

30556. The Müller-Fokker Effect

John Thomas Sladek

The Müller-Fokker Effect is a satirical science fiction novel written by John Sladek in 1970. It has long been out of print in the United States, having come out in a Pocket Books edition in 1973. A reprint was done in 1990 by Carroll & Graf. The title is a pun with the …

30557. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30565. Heaven and Earth

Ian Plimer

Climate, sea level, and ice sheets have always changed, and the changes observed today are less than those of the past. Climate changes are cyclical and are driven by the Earth's position in the galaxy, the sun, wobbles in the Earth's orbit, ocean currents, and plate tectonics. …

30568. Double Full Moon Night

Gentry Lee

Double Full Moon Night is a book published in 1999 that was written by Gentry Lee.

30570. Wonder Woman: Mythos

Carol Lay

Wonder Woman: Mythos is a book published in 2003 that was written by Carol Lay.

30571. Warrior Angel

Lizz Weis

Once a dedicated soldier of the Knights Templar, Derek de Molay was betrayed and killed. So instead of an eternity in Heaven, he has decided to battle the Dark Angels of Hell. But as the war between good and evil rages, he is summoned back to the mortal realm to protect a woman …

30580. Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual

Lee Brimmicombe-Wood

Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual, written by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood and published by HarperPrism is a guide to the fictional United States Colonial Marines depicted in the film Aliens. It describes the equipment of the Colonial Marines in great detail and contains …

30582. The Ghost Pirates

William Hope Hodgson

The Ghost Pirates is a novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1909. The economic style of writing has led horror writer Robert Weinberg to describe The Ghost Pirates as "one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published." In it, Hodgson never …

30588. Business dynamics

John Sterman

Business Dynamics is a book by John Sterman that applies system dynamics to business. Sterman, John D.. Business Dynamics: Systems thinking and modeling for a complex world. McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-07-231135-5. The book introduces systems dynamics modeling for the analysis of policy …

30591. Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter

R. L. Stine

"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! Your aunt and uncle told you to stay out of their basement. So, of course, you check it out. That's where you find the dusty old refrigerator. In the fridge there are two containers. One is filled with purple goop. …

30593. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, …

30598. 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 …



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