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.

30601. 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 …

30611. The Little White Bird

J. M. Barrie

The Little White Bird is a British novel by J. M. Barrie, ranging in tone from fantasy and whimsy to social comedy with dark, aggressive undertones. It was published in November 1902, by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and Scribner's in the US, although the latter had released …

30613. Gold and Iron

Fritz Stern

Winner of the Lionel Trilling AwardNominated for the National Book Award “A major contribution to our understanding of some of the great themes of modern European history—the relations between Jews and Germans, between economics and politics, between banking and diplomacy.” …

30619. 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 …

30622. Waking the Dead

Scott Spencer

Waking the Dead is a 1986 novel by Scott Spencer. The book, Spencer's fourth, was adapted into a 2000 film of the same name starring Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly.

30629. A Handful of Darkness

Philip K. Dick

A Handful of Darkness is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Rich Cowan in 1955 and was Dick's first hardcover book. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Galaxy Science Fiction, Astounding Stories, The …

30630. The Flickering Torch Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Flickering Torch Mystery is Volume 22 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1943. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

30633. The Face in the Abyss

Abraham Merritt

The Face in the Abyss is a classic from a "golden age" of science fiction. A brilliant tale filled with weird imagination, marvelous writing, horror, beauty, and it may well be called the most "visual" book ever written for the world of fantasy. The Face in the Abyss is a grand …

30635. The Age of Rights

Norberto Bobbio

This book presents a valuable clarification and defence of human rights by Italy's leading political theorist.

30637. Murder in Scorpio

Martha C. Lawrence

Murder in Scorpio is a book published in 1995 that was written by Martha C. Lawrence.

30638. The house of breath

William Goyen

The House of Breath is a novel written by the American author William Goyen. It was his first book, published in 1950. It is not a novel in the usual sense in that it lacks traditional plot and character development. Upon its publication, reviewers noted the book for its unusual …

30640. Free Air

Sinclair Lewis

Free Air is a 1919 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. A silent movie adaptation of the novel was also released on April 30, 1922. The film starred Tom Douglas as Milt Daggett and Marjorie Seaman as Claire Boltwood.

30644. 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 …

30647. 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 …

30650. 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.

30654. The Evidence of Things Not Seen

James Baldwin

The Evidence of Things Not Seen is a 1985 nonfiction book by James Baldwin about the Wayne Williams Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981. The title is a reference to the definition of faith from the Biblical Letter to the Hebrews 11:1.

30656. The Devil is Dead

R. A. Lafferty

The Devil is Dead is a novel by R. A. Lafferty.

30661. 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 …

30664. 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 …

30670. Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy

Jeffrey Meyers

"Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy" is a biography of American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe, by Jeffrey Meyers, first published in 1992.

30673. Just Java

Peter van der Linden

Just Java is a book written by Peter van der Linden.

30676. Pushing the Bear

Diane Glancy

Pushing the Bear is a historical novel by Diane Glancy which explores the lives of the Cherokee in 1838/39 during their forced removal from their land along the Trail of Tears in the United States. The book was published in 1996 by Harcourt.

30681. Horn of Africa

Philip Caputo

Horn of Africa is a novel written by Philip Caputo.

30685. The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron, subtitled Prince Galehaut, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just …

30688. On Giants' Shoulders

Melvyn Bragg

On Giants' Shoulders was written in 1998 by Melvyn Bragg. The book was assembled after a series of interviews Bragg had with current scientists about the world's greatest scientists such as Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Einstein. Bragg, who brands himself as a "non-scientist", …

30690. After the divorce

Grazia Deledda

After the Divorce is a novel by Italian author Grazia Deledda.

30693. Griffin's Egg

Michael Swanwick

Griffin's Egg is a novella written by Michael Swanwick.

30700. The Wizard of Sunset Strip

Simon Hawke

The Wizard of Whitechapel is a book published in 1989 that was written by Simon Hawke.

30712. Dagger's Point

Anne Logston

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

30714. 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.

30720. Midnight's Choice

Kate Thompson

Midnight's Choice is a fantasy novel for young adults, by Kate Thompson. It is the second book in the Switchers Trilogy, and continues the story of Tess and Kevin, two young Irish shapeshifters. It also introduces the character of Martin, another Switcher, who is the book's main …

30722. 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.

30732. Dead Folks' Blues

Steven Womack

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

30733. Midnight Dreary

John Evangelist Walsh

Midnight Dreary is a book written by John Evangelist Walsh.

30738. The Implosion Conspiracy

Louis Nizer

The Implosion Conspiracy is a book written by Louis Nizer.

30740. 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 …

30752. The Last Canadian

William C. Heine

The Last Canadian is a 1974 science fiction novel by William C. Heine about the adventures of Eugene Arnprior after North America is devastated by a plague. The U.S. release of the novel was titled Death Wind.

30753. Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That …

Aubrey de Grey

Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs that Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime is a 2007 book written by Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist, with his research assistant Michael Rae. Ending Aging describes de Grey's proposal for eliminating aging as a cause …

30758. Irish Linen

Andrew Greeley

Irish Linen is the tenth of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

30760. Wonder Woman: Mythos

Carol Lay

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

30764. Blood and Fire

David Gerrold

Blood and Fire is a book published in 2003 that was written by David Gerrold.

30768. The Covenant

James A. Michener

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980.

30775. The Only Three Questions That Count

Ken Fisher

The Only Three Questions that Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't is a book on investment advice. It was released in December 2006 and spent three months on The New York Times list of "Hardcover business bestsellers" . It was also a Wall Street Journal and a …

30779. 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 …

30781. 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 …

30793. Brigham Young: American Moses

Leonard J. Arrington

Brigham Young: American Moses is a biography about Brigham Young by Dr. Leonard J. Arrington, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1985.

30795. If I Knew Then

Amy Fisher

If I knew Then was a book written by Amy Fisher.



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