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.

30612. In Broad Daylight

Harry N. MacLean

In Broad Daylight is a true crime book by award-winning writer Harry N. MacLean, detailing the killing of town bully Ken Rex McElroy in 1981 in Skidmore, Missouri. The book won an Edgar Award for best true crime writing in 1989, was a New York Times bestseller for 12 weeks and …

30626. The Decline of the West

Oswald Spengler

The Decline of the West, or The Downfall of the Occident, is a two-volume work by Oswald Spengler, the first volume of which was published in the summer of 1918. Spengler revised this volume in 1922 and published the second volume, subtitled Perspectives of World History, in …

30629. Typhoon

Joseph Conrad

Typhoon is a novella by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and serialized in Pall Mall Magazine in January–March 1902. Its first book publication was in New York by Putnam in 1902; it was also published in Britain in Typhoon and Other Stories by Heinemann in 1903.

30631. 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 …

30632. The Wishstone and the Wonderworkers

Hugh Cook

The Wishstone and the Wonderworkers is a book published in 1990 that was written by Hugh Cook.

30633. King of the Jews

Nick Tosches

King of the Jews is a book by Nick Tosches. On the surface it is a biography of Arnold Rothstein, the man who reputedly fixed the 1919 World Series, inspired the characters of Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and created the modern system …

30634. Reason and Revolution

Herbert Marcuse

Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory is a 1941 book by Herbert Marcuse.

30640. Images

David Lynch

Images, first published in 1994, is a book by David Lynch.

30642. The Kingdoms of Terror

Joe Dever

The Kingdoms of Terror is the sixth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the first book in the "Magnakai" portion of the series, which begins after Lone Wolf has spent three years studying the Book of the Magnakai.

30644. 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, …

30648. Sanin

Mikhail Artsybashev

Sanin is a novel by the Russian writer Mikhail Artsybashev. It has an interesting history being written by a 26-year-old in 1904 – at the peak of the various changes in Russian society. It was published and criticized in 1907, the year of one of the most horrific political …

30649. 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 …

30663. Flambards

K. M. Peyton

Flambards is a novel for children or young adults by K. M. Peyton, first published by Oxford in 1967 with illustrations by Victor Ambrus. Alternatively, "Flambards" is the trilogy or series named after its first book. The series is set in England just before, during, and after …

30666. Quofum

Alan Dean Foster

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

30674. Gaia's Toys

Rebecca Ore

Gaia's Toys is a science fiction adventure by Rebecca Ore. The story is set in the near future when gene-hacking, medical nanotechnology, and environmental damage are commonplace. The lives of several of society's misfits intertwine in accelerating action. The title is ironic …

30676. The MacGuffin

Stanley Elkin

The MacGuffin is the book written by Stanley Elkin.

30677. 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 …

30678. Collected Stories and Later Writings

Paul Bowles

Collected Stories and Later Writings is a book written by Paul Bowles.

30689. 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.

30694. The Nature of Rationality

Robert Nozick

The Nature of Rationality is 1993 book by Robert Nozick, an exploration of practical rationality.

30705. The Fan

Bob Randall

The Fan is an Edgar Awards nominated novel written by Bob Randall.

30712. The Maze

Will Hobbs

The Maze is a book written by Will Hobbs.

30715. Lost New York

Nathan Silver

Lost New York is a book written by Nathan Silver.

30723. Whale Song

Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Whale Song is a novel by Canadian author Cheryl Kaye Tardif. Whale Song was first self-published by Trafford Publishing in 2003. In the spring of 2006, the novel was picked up by Kunati Inc. Book Publishers, a Canadian publisher with offices in Ontario, Canada, and Florida, US …

30726. My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South …

Howell Raines

My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered is a book of oral history regarding the American Civil Rights Movement by journalist Howell Raines. It is based on interviews with people involved in — for and against — the struggle to end racial segregation in the …

30737. The Gully Dwarves

Dan Parkinson

The Gully Dwarves is a fantasy novel by Dan Parkinson, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the fifth novel in the "Lost Histories" series. It was published in paperback in June 1996. It continues the short story The …

30742. 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 …

30745. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30751. On My Way

Tomie dePaola

On My Way is a book published in 2001 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

30771. The Underdog

Markus Zusak

The Underdog is the first novel by Australian young-adult fiction writer Markus Zusak. Along with Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry, The Underdog was published in the United States in 2011 as part of the anthology Underdogs.

30781. Red Star

Alexander Bogdanov

Red Star is Alexander Bogdanov's 1908 science fiction novel about a communist utopia on Mars. Set in early Russia during the Revolution of 1905 and on socialist Mars, the novel tells the story of Leonid, a scientist-revolutionary who travels to Mars to learn and experience their …

30794. 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 …

30796. U vojny ne zhenskoe litso

Svetlana Alexievich

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post • The Guardian • NPR • The Economist • Milwaukee …

30800. 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 …



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