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.

30604. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Vitezslav Nezval

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a novel by surrealist Czech writer Vítězslav Nezval, first published in 1945. It was made into a 1970 Czech film directed by Jaromil Jireš. With this novel, Nezval explored the gothic themes and settings of such novels as Mary Shelley's …

30618. 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.” …

30632. The Wicked and the Witless

Hugh Cook

The Wicked and the Witless is a book published in 1989 that was written by Hugh Cook.

30634. Reason and Revolution

Herbert Marcuse

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

30635. 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 …

30642. Images

David Lynch

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

30646. 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. Call Me Francis Tucket

Gary Paulsen

Call Me Francis Tucket is the second novel in The Tucket Adventures by Gary Paulsen. Now 15, Francis Tucket is determined to return to civilization. Only a year before, he was heading west by wagon train with his family, captured by the Pawnees and rescued by a savvy, one-armed …

30649. 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 …

30651. The unnatural nature of science

Lewis Wolpert

The Unnatural Nature of Science is a book written by Lewis Wolpert.

30671. 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 …

30677. Summer Gone

David Macfarlane

Summer Gone is the first novel by Canadian writer David Macfarlane. Published in 1999 by Knopf Canada, Summer Gone was a national bestseller in Canada. It was nominated for the Giller Prize, and won the Books in Canada First Novel Award.

30691. 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.

30697. 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. Ardneh's Sword

Fred Saberhagen

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

30715. The Heir of Redclyffe

Charlotte Mary Yonge

The Heir of Redclyffe was the first of Charlotte M. Yonge's bestselling romantic novels. Its religious tone derives from the High Church background of her family and from her friendship with a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, John Keble, who closely supervised the writing …

30727. Alien Plot

Piers Anthony

Alien Plot: A man of our world is sent across the boundaries of an alien dimension. His task is to infiltrate the native culture--But once there he discovers that an alien plot of ground can become home.This brand-new story leads off a collection of sixteen tales by Piers …

30743. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30745. For Edgar

Sheldon Rusch

"For Edgar" is a 2005 fiction by author Sheldon Rusch. It is a murder mystery where the homicides are committed in the name of Edgar Allan Poe.

30746. Shell Shaker

LeAnne Howe

Shell Shaker is a novel by writer and playwright LeAnne Howe, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The novel is notable for the way it interweaves two tales of murder involving flawed Choctaw political leaders set over 200 years apart in the mid 18th century and …

30747. The Traitor's Sword

Jan Siegel

The Traitor's Sword is a book published in 2005 that was written by Jan Siegel.

30751. Goosebumps Deep Trouble II

R. L. Stine

Goosebumps Deep Trouble II is a horror fiction book written by R. L. Stine.

30753. 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. …

30759. The Elysium Commission

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Elysium Commission is a science fiction novel written by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and published in 2007. Set in the far future, the novel follows private investigator Blaine Donne as he investigates several different cases. The novel has been designated as a Sci Fi channel …

30761. 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 …

30775. The World Is Full of Married Men

Jackie Collins

The World Is Full of Married Men is the debut novel of British author Jackie Collins, first published in 1968 by W. H. Allen.

30782. 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 …

30795. 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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