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. 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 …

30802. 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 …

30803. Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue

W. J. Burley

Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue is a crime novel by Cornish writer W. J. Burley.

30827. The Decline of the West

Oswald Spengler

The Decline of the West, or The Downfall of the Occident, is a two-volume work by Oswald Spengler, the first volume of which was published in the summer of 1918. Spengler revised this volume in 1922 and published the second volume, subtitled Perspectives of World History, in …

30830. Typhoon

Joseph Conrad

Typhoon is a novella by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and serialized in Pall Mall Magazine in January–March 1902. Its first book publication was in New York by Putnam in 1902; it was also published in Britain in Typhoon and Other Stories by Heinemann in 1903.

30833. 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.

30844. 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 …

30845. 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 …

30847. The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

W. H. Davies

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp is an autobiography published in 1908 by the Welsh poet and writer W. H. Davies. A large part of the book's subject matter describes the way of life of the tramp in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States in the final decade of the …

30848. A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain

Daniel Defoe

A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727. Other than Robinson Crusoe, Tour was Defoe's most popular and financially successful work during the eighteenth …

30873. Witch Water

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Witch Water is a book published in 1977 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

30877. Tree of Freedom

Rebecca Caudill

Tree of Freedom is a children's historical novel by Rebecca Caudill. It is a pioneer story set in Kentucky at the time of the American Revolutionary War. The novel, illustrated by Dorothy Morse, was first published in 1949 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1950.

30878. Hyperborea

Clark Ashton Smith

Hyperborea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-ninth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April 1971. It was the second themed …

30890. 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.

30897. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

30898. Griffin's Egg

Michael Swanwick

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

30906. The Wizard of Sunset Strip

Simon Hawke

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

30913. 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 …

30918. The Quincunx of Time

James Blish

The Quincunx of Time is a short science fiction novel by James Blish. It is an extended version of a short story entitled "Beep", published by Galaxy Science Fiction magazine in 1954. The novel form was first published in 1973.

30929. Midnight Dreary

John Evangelist Walsh

Midnight Dreary is a book written by John Evangelist Walsh.

30943. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30947. Measle and the Mallockee

Ian Ogilvy

Measle and the Mallockee is a children's novel written by Ian Ogilvy and illustrated by Chris Mould. It is the third book in the Measle Stubbs series. The novel was first published in 2005 by OUP in the UK and Harper Collins in the US.

30960. Wonder Woman: Mythos

Carol Lay

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

30965. The Promise of the New South

Edward L. Ayers

The Promise of the New South is a book by Edward L. Ayers.

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 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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