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.

30801. 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.

30815. The Journeyman Tailor

Gerald Seymour

The Journeyman Tailor is a book written by Gerald Seymour.

30826. Murder in Little Egypt

Darcy O'Brien

Murder in Little Egypt is a book written by Darcy O'Brien.

30830. 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 …

30838. The Hounds of Tindalos

Frank Belknap Long

The Hounds of Tindalos is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author Frank Belknap Long. It was released in 1946 and was the author's third book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,602 copies. A British hardcover was issued by …

30839. Tarr

Wyndham Lewis

Tarr is a modernist novel by Wyndham Lewis, written in 1909–11, revised and expanded in 1914–15 and first serialized in the magazine The Egoist from April 1916 until November 1917. The American version was published in 1918, with an English edition published by the Egoist Press …

30843. 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 …

30845. Landscape for a Good Woman

Carolyn Steedman

Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives is a non-fiction book by Carolyn Steedman, published by Rutgers University Press in 1987. The book is an autobiographical class analysis which looks at the author's working class upbringing in 1950s London.

30848. Mission to Minerva

James P. Hogan

Mission to Minerva is a book published in 2005 that was written by James P. Hogan.

30851. The Secrets of Harry Bright

Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets of Harry Bright is the seventh novel written by former Los Angeles Police Department detective Joseph Wambaugh. Published in 1985, the book continues a pattern of Wambaugh crime fiction beginning with The Choirboys that uses black humor to explore the psychological …

30852. The Devil is Dead

R. A. Lafferty

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

30863. Alma Cogan

Gordon Burn

Alma Cogan is a 1991 novel by Gordon Burn, reprinted in 2004. It was Burn's first novel and won the Whitbread Book Award in 1991. In the UK it was published in 1991 with the title Alma Cogan. In the US, it was initially published as Alma. In real life, Alma Cogan was a …

30870. 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.

30872. Enchanter

Robin Wayne Bailey

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

30875. 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 …

30886. Backhand

Liza Cody

Backhand is a book written by Liza Cody.

30888. 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.

30905. The Fan

Bob Randall

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

30910. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Toby Wilkinson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold …

30927. Midnight Dreary

John Evangelist Walsh

Midnight Dreary is a book written by John Evangelist Walsh.

30942. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30944. 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.

30949. An Insider's View of Mormon Origins

Grant H. Palmer

An Insider's View of Mormon Origins is a 2002 book on the origins of Mormonism by Grant H. Palmer, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who is a retired Church Educational System instructor and Institute director with a master's degree in history. Palmer's …

30955. Season of the Jew

Maurice Shadbolt

Season of the Jew is an historical novel by Maurice Shadbolt, published in 1987. Set in mid-nineteenth century New Zealand it is a semi-fictionalized account of the story of the Māori leader Te Kooti, told from the perspective of one of his pursuers, an officer in the colonial …

30957. Double Full Moon Night

Gentry Lee

Double Full Moon Night is a book published in 1999 that was written by Gentry Lee.

30981. Red Star

Alexander A. 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 …

30989. A Time to Run

Barbara Boxer

A Time to Run is a political novel written by Senator Barbara Boxer with Mary-Rose Hayes. It was published by Chronicle Books and released late in 2005, to mixed and frequently partisan reviews.

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 Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book ReviewIt is 1866, and Walter Moody …

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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