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.

30803. Harriet Said...

Beryl Bainbridge

Harriet Said... was the first novel written by Beryl Bainbridge, based on newspaper reports the Parker–Hulme murder case in New Zealand which involved two young girls. Although completed in 1958 it was rejected by several publishers in the late fifties, one of whom wrote on the …

30810. Migration: New & Selected Poems

W. S. Merwin

Migration: New & Selected Poems is a book written by W. S. Merwin.

30813. 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 …

30818. Body Alchemy

Loren Cameron

Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits is a 1996 book collecting photographs and writing of Loren Cameron. It documents the process of transition and everyday lives of the author and other transmen.

30825. The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov

Howard Nemerov

Collected Poems is a book written by Howard Nemerov.

30826. The Light Around the Body

Robert Bly

The Light Around the Body is a book written by Robert Bly.

30831. The Sheltering Sky

Paul Bowles

The Sheltering Sky is a 1949 novel of post-colonial alienation and existential despair by American writer and composer Paul Bowles.

30835. The Night Journey

Kathryn Lasky

The Night Journey is a 1981 novel by Kathryn Lasky.

30837. The Coachman Rat

David Henry Wilson

The Coachman Rat is an alternative account of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. It was published in 1989 and written by esteemed children's author David Henry Wilson.

30843. The Jungle of Horrors

Joe Dever

The Jungle of Horrors is the eighth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

30847. 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 …

30856. The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness: …

Reinhold Niebuhr

The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness: A Vindication of Democracy and a Critique of Its Traditional Defenders is a book by Reinhold Niebuhr.

30864. The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow

Thea Astley

The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow is Thea Astley's second last novel. It won The Age Book of the Year in 1996, and was shortlisted for the 1997 Miles Franklin Award.

30870. Enchanter

Robin Wayne Bailey

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

30887. 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.

30891. Horn of Africa

Philip Caputo

Horn of Africa is a novel written by Philip Caputo.

30892. Predator: The South China Sea

Jeff VanderMeer

Predator: The South China Sea is a book published in 2008 that was written by Jeff VanderMeer.

30894. 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 …

30897. Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?

Mel Glenn

Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? is a book written by Mel Glenn.

30902. Night of Stone

Catherine Merridale

Night of Stone is a book published in 2000 and written by Catherine Merridale.

30913. Dagger's Point

Anne Logston

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

30914. 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 …

30915. In The Lake Of The Moon

David L. Lindsey

In the Lake of the Moon is a book written by David L. Lindsey.

30932. Strega Nona's Magic Lessons

Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona's Magic Lessons is a book published in 1982 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

30945. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30953. 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.

30971. 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.

30980. 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 …

30991. 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.

30994. 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 …

30999. The Last Policeman

Ben H. Winters

Whatâs the point in solving murders if weâre all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Thereâs no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a …

31000. 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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