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.

30602. 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 …

30605. 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.

30606. 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 …

30607. 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 …

30608. Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober

E. T. A. Hoffmann

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

30609. 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.

30630. A New Generation Draws the Line

Noam Chomsky

The conflicts in Kosovo and East Timor, looked at side-by-side by Noam Chomsky, starkly illuminate the strategies of the Western powers in the new century. Chomsky convincingly argues that humanitarianism was not the moving force behind NATO’s intervention in Yugoslavia, and …

30633. Men in Dark Times

Hannah Arendt

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

30636. 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.

30639. Poor Fellow My Country

Xavier Herbert

Poor Fellow My Country is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Xavier Herbert. At 1,463 pages, it is the longest Australian work of fiction ever written. Primarily, it is the story of Jeremy Delacy and his illegitimate grandson Prindy in the years leading up …

30649. 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 …

30656. 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 …

30657. Images

David Lynch

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

30658. 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 …

30675. The Ruling Class

Francine Pascal

The Ruling Class is a teen novel by Francine Pascal, released in 2004.

30679. 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 …

30689. The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

The City and the Stars is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1956. This novel is a complete rewrite of his earlier novella, Against the Fall of Night, which was Clarke's first novel, and was published in Startling Stories magazine in 1948, after John W. …

30695. 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 …

30697. A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth

A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth, published in 1993. At 1349 pages and 591,552 words, the book is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English language. A sequel, to be called A Suitable Girl, is due for publication in 2016.

30709. 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 …

30711. 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", …

30730. Dagger's Point

Anne Logston

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

30732. Dream Dancer

Janet Morris

Dream Dancer is a 1980 novel by Janet Morris, the first in her Kerrion Space trilogy.

30734. The People of the Wind

Poul Anderson

The People of the Wind is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, first published in 1973. It was a 1974 nominee of the Nebula Award for Science Fiction. This novel is the last book in Anderson’s Polesotechnic League series. However, since the setting of the book is many …

30739. 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.

30744. The Arabian Nights Murder

John Dickson Carr

The Arabian Nights Murder, first published in 1936, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

30754. Doomsday Deck

Diana G. Gallagher

Doomsday Deck is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

30758. Over the Wine Dark Sea

Harry Turtledove

Over the Wine Dark Sea is a historical novel by H.N. Turteltaub, first published by Forge Books in November 2001. The book was reissued under the author's real name as a trade paperback and ebook by Phoenix Pick in 2013. It takes place in the years shortly after the death of …

30762. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30772. 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 …

30790. Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley

Flags of Our Fathers is a New York Times bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers about the five United States Marines and one United States Navy Corpsman who would eventually be made famous by Joe Rosenthal's lauded photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, one of …

30794. 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.

30797. 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 …

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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