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.

31003. Laura Warholic

Alexander Theroux

A brilliant satire from one of the great novelists of his time. In his first novel in nearly twenty years, Alexander Theroux, National Book Award Nominee, returns with a compendious satire, a bold and inquisitorial circuit-breaking examination of love and hate, of rejection and …

31004. Such Is Life

Joseph Furphy

Such Is Life: Being Certain Extracts From The Diary of Tom Collins is a novel written by the Australian author Joseph Furphy in 1897, and published on 1 August 1903. It is a fictional account of the life of rural dwellers, including bullock drivers, squatters and itinerant …

31005. 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 …

31009. Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue

W. J. Burley

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

31017. 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 …

31018. Letty Fox: Her Luck

Christina Stead

The Australian-born author Christina Stead’s sixth novel, Letty Fox: Her Luck, is an energetic tribute to the drama of the urban environment and its role in socializing its occupants. Published in 1946, Stead wrote the lengthy Letty Fox after living in New York City for seven …

31020. Peace in War

Miguel de Unamuno

Peace in War, a Novel is a book written by Miguel de Unamuno.

31022. The Guillotine Squad

Guillermo Arriaga

Full of Arriaga's trademark humor and irony present in his films and novels, The Guillotine Squad takes us back to one of the most exciting times in Mexican history. Feliciano Velasco y Borbolla de la Fuente, a lawyer, sells his famous invention, the guillotine, to Pancho Villa, …

31026. The Man Who Wasn't Maigret

Patrick Marnham

The Man Who Wasn't Maigret is a book written by Patrick Marnham.

31028. There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher …

Claire Berlinski

There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters is a 2008 biographical account of the premiership of Margaret Thatcher written by American author Claire Berlinski. The title is a reference to Margaret Thatcher's fondness for the slogan "There is no alternative" which she …

31030. In Broad Daylight

Harry N. MacLean

In Broad Daylight is a true crime book by award-winning writer Harry N. MacLean, detailing the killing of town bully Ken Rex McElroy in 1981 in Skidmore, Missouri. The book won an Edgar Award for best true crime writing in 1989, was a New York Times bestseller for 12 weeks and …

31031. Fact and Fancy

Isaac Asimov

Fact and Fancy is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the first in a series of books collecting his essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov's second book of science essays altogether. Doubleday & Company first …

31033. 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.

31034. Empty Cities of the Full Moon

Howard V. Hendrix

Empty Cities of the Full Moon is a science fiction novel by Howard V. Hendrix first published in 2001.

31038. The Chelsea Murders

Lionel Davidson

The Chelsea Murders is a thriller by Lionel Davidson. The book won the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award.

31045. Winter Kills

Richard Condon

Winter Kills is a black comic novel by Richard Condon exploring the assassination of a U.S. President. The novel parallels the real life assassination of John F. Kennedy and the various conspiracy theories that surround the event.

31049. The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories

Mark Twain

The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories is an 1893 collection of short stories by American writer Mark Twain.

31050. Storm Boy

Colin Thiele

Storm Boy is a 1964 Australian children's book by Colin Thiele about a boy and his pelican. The book concentrates on the relationships he has with his father, the pelican, and an outcast Aboriginal man called Fingerbone. The story has been dramatised several times. The film …

31056. Desire

Frank Bidart

Desire is a book written by Frank Bidart.

31057. Images

David Lynch

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

31059. 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 …

31061. The Face in the Abyss

Abraham Merritt

The Face in the Abyss is a classic from a "golden age" of science fiction. A brilliant tale filled with weird imagination, marvelous writing, horror, beauty, and it may well be called the most "visual" book ever written for the world of fantasy. The Face in the Abyss is a grand …

31067. When We Get There

Shauna Seliy

When We Get There is a novel about coming-of-age by the American writer Shauna Seliy set in 1974 in a coal mining patch near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The novel tells the story of Lucas Lessar. His father has died in a mining accident and his mother has mysteriously disappeared, …

31069. The house of breath

William Goyen

The House of Breath is a novel written by the American author William Goyen. It was his first book, published in 1950. It is not a novel in the usual sense in that it lacks traditional plot and character development. Upon its publication, reviewers noted the book for its unusual …

31079. Edgar A Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance

Kenneth Silverman

"Edgar A Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance" is a biography of American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe, by Kenneth Silverman.

31080. The unnatural nature of science

Lewis Wolpert

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

31082. Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2

Kouhei Kadono

Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 2 is the third novel in the Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono, and was illustrated by Kouji Ogata. It was released in English on October 15, 2006 by Seven Seas Entertainment.

31087. The Right to Arm Bears

Gordon R. Dickson

The Right to Arm Bears is a collection of Gordon R. Dickson's three science fiction novellas that occur on the planet Dilbia, where humans and an alien race known as Hemnoids are trying to win the support of the native bear-like population.

31088. The Men's Club

Leonard Michaels

The Men's Club is a novel written by Leonard Michaels.

31093. The Devil is Dead

R. A. Lafferty

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

31097. 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 …

31098. The original sin

Anthony Quinn

The Original Sin is Anthony Quinn's first autobiography. The full title is The Original Sin: A Self-Portrait by Anthony Quinn and was first published in October 1972 by Little, Brown & Company, Boston & Toronto with ISBN 0-316-72898-5. Quinn's autobiography is a sweeping …

31100. The Dick Gibson show

Stanley Elkin

The Dick Gibson show is the 1971 book written by Stanley Elkin.

31102. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne

Ann Radcliffe

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story is a gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe first published in London by Thomas Hookham in 1789. The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic …

31103. Quofum

Alan Dean Foster

Quofum is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster.

31107. Enchanter

Robin Wayne Bailey

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

31108. Just Java

Peter van der Linden

Just Java is a book written by Peter van der Linden.

31116. Collected Stories and Later Writings

Paul Bowles

Collected Stories and Later Writings is a book written by Paul Bowles.

31118. The House of the Four Winds

John Buchan

The House of the Four Winds is a novel of adventure by John Buchan, first published in 1935. It is a Ruritanian romance, and the last of his three Dickson McCunn books.

31124. Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War

Che Guevara

Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War also titled Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War is an autobiographical book by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara about his experiences during the Cuban Revolution to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. First published …

31132. The Samurai Wizard

Simon Hawke

The Samurai Wizard is a book published in 1991 that was written by Simon Hawke.

31137. Ghoul Trouble

J. G. Passarella

Ghoul Trouble is a novel by John Passarella set in the fictional universe of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

31140. Midnight's Choice

Kate Thompson

Midnight's Choice is a fantasy novel for young adults, by Kate Thompson. It is the second book in the Switchers Trilogy, and continues the story of Tess and Kevin, two young Irish shapeshifters. It also introduces the character of Martin, another Switcher, who is the book's main …

31141. All the Beautiful Sinners

Stephen Graham Jones

All the Beautiful Sinners is a 2003 novel by Stephen Graham Jones.

31158. 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 …

31161. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

31163. 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.

31164. Two-Minute Drill

Mike Lupica

Two-Minute Drill is a 2007 children's book by Mike Lupica and the first book in his Comeback Kids series.

31167. 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 …

31171. 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.

31173. Dragonwall

Troy Denning

Dragonwall is a fantasy novel by Troy Denning, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the second novel in "The Empires Trilogy". It was published in paperback in paperback in August 1990.

31183. Tablet of Destinies

Traci Harding

tory's twin babies are changelings and she must journey into the fourth dimension to reclaim her own ... Book 2 in the Celestial triad trilogy takes tory and Maelgwn into the realms of the Devachan, the Fourth Dimension. they and their clan have had many peaceful years on the …

31184. 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.

31190. Alice in Wonderland (Penguin Readers, Level 2)

Lewis Carroll

Alice follows a rabbit down a hole and arrives in Wonderland. Here, caterpillars can talk, the rabbit is always late and the Queen wants to cut off everyone's head.

31191. Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter

R. L. Stine

"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! Your aunt and uncle told you to stay out of their basement. So, of course, you check it out. That's where you find the dusty old refrigerator. In the fridge there are two containers. One is filled with purple goop. …

31194. 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.

31197. 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.

31198. 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 …



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