The most popular books in English
from 31001 to 31200

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.

31001. Beowulf and the Critics

J. R. R. Tolkien

Beowulf and the Critics by J. R. R. Tolkien is a book edited by Michael D. C. Drout that presents scholarly editions of the two manuscript versions of Tolkien's essays or lecture series "Beowulf and the Critics", which served as the basis for the much shorter 1936 lecture …

31006. Migration: New & Selected Poems

W. S. Merwin

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

31008. The Day of Forever

J. G. Ballard

The Day of Forever, is a short-story collection by J. G. Ballard. It contains the following stories: "The Day of Forever" "Prisoner of the Coral Deep" "Tomorrow is a Million Years" "The Man on the 99th Floor" "The Waiting Grounds" "The Last World of Mr Goddard" "The Gentle …

31010. A New Generation Draws the Line

Noam Chomsky

The conflicts in Kosovo and East Timor, looked at side-by-side by Noam Chomsky, starkly illuminate the strategies of the Western powers in the new century. Chomsky convincingly argues that humanitarianism was not the moving force behind NATO’s intervention in Yugoslavia, and …

31011. 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.

31012. The Journeyman Tailor

Gerald Seymour

The Journeyman Tailor is a book written by Gerald Seymour.

31014. The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov

Howard Nemerov

Collected Poems is a book written by Howard Nemerov.

31015. Murder in Little Egypt

Darcy O'Brien

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

31018. 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.

31020. Blood Secret

Kathryn Lasky

Blood Secret is a young adult novel by Kathryn Lasky.

31022. The Wicked and the Witless

Hugh Cook

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

31024. King of the Jews

Nick Tosches

King of the Jews is a book by Nick Tosches. On the surface it is a biography of Arnold Rothstein, the man who reputedly fixed the 1919 World Series, inspired the characters of Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and created the modern system …

31025. The Coral Sea

Patti Smith

The Coral Sea is a book by Patti Smith, published in 1996. In 2008 Smith released The Coral Sea as an album with musical accompaniment by Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, recorded during two live performances of the duo.

31026. 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 …

31028. Once in a Blue Moon

Magnus Mills

Once in a Blue Moon is the second collection of short stories by Magnus Mills. As in his novels, each is told by an unnamed narrator : "Once in a Blue Moon" in which the narrator acts as negotiator in an armed siege between the police and his mother. "The Good Cop" in which he …

31030. Robert Frost

Jay Parini

Robert Frost: A Life is a 2000 biography of the American poet Robert Frost written by Jay Parini. It won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for best non-fiction book of the year.

31031. 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 …

31033. 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 …

31034. Bikini Planet

David S. Garnett

Bikini Planet is a science fiction comedy written by David S. Garnett and released exclusively in the United Kingdom as a paperback. It is written as a sub-sequel to an earlier story written by Garnett in 1994, entitled Stargonauts, which features the some of the same settings …

31035. 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.

31036. 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 …

31039. The unnatural nature of science

Lewis Wolpert

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

31040. 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 …

31041. 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.

31042. Leave It to Me

Bharati Mukherjee

Leave It to Me is a 1997 novel by Bharati Mukherjee. It utilizes the myth of the Hindu mother Goddess, Durga.

31043. 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.

31045. The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its original content, the novella became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often …

31046. Kingdom's Fury

David Sherman

The eighth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. This is the second Starfist book taking place largely on the planet called Kingdom, a world with a crazy-quilt religious theocracy involving various flavors of Christians, …

31050. The Stolen White Elephant

Mark Twain

The Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain is an extraordinary farce, a detective story that mocks all detective stories and a tragicomedy that attempts at shedding light on how ridiculous some pieces in the genre really are.The story told in the form of telegraphs revolves around …

31053. The Evidence of Things Not Seen

James Baldwin

The Evidence of Things Not Seen is a 1985 nonfiction book by James Baldwin about the Wayne Williams Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981. The title is a reference to the definition of faith from the Biblical Letter to the Hebrews 11:1.

31054. The Hidden Side of the Moon

Joanna Russ

The Hidden Side of the Moon is a feminist science fiction collection of short stories by Joanna Russ, first published in 1987 by St. Martin's Press. The collection covers stories published from 1952 to 1983.

31063. The Saint Goes On

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Goes On is a collection of three mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom in November 1934 by Hodder and Stoughton and in the United States in May 1935 by The Crime Club. This book continues the adventures of Charteris' creation, …

31064. Three Cheers for the Paraclete

Thomas Keneally

Three Cheers for the Paraclete is a novel by the Australian author Thomas Keneally.

31065. The Dick Gibson show

Stanley Elkin

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

31066. 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 …

31067. A Voice for Princess

John Morressy

A Voice for Princess is a book published in 1986 that was written by John Morressy.

31069. Man Descending

Guy Vanderhaeghe

Man Descending is a collection of short stories written by Saskatchewan-born writer Guy Vanderhaeghe. The book was first published by Macmillan of Canada in 1982 and Vanderhaeghe went on to become one of the few first-time authors to win the coveted Governor General's Award for …

31071. 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.

31076. Witch Water

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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

31077. The Byworlder

Poul Anderson

The Byworlder is a novel by Poul Anderson.

31078. Divided City

Theresa Breslin

Divided City is a novel written by Theresa Breslin and published in 2005 by Doubleday. The novel is written for teenagers and adults concerning the problems of sectarianism in Glasgow and racism against asylum seekers. The main characters are young boys called Graham, a Rangers …

31079. The MacGuffin

Stanley Elkin

The MacGuffin is the book written by Stanley Elkin.

31080. Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton, divided into seven sections. Often considered a cautionary tale on unconsidered biological tinkering in the same spirit as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it uses the metaphorical collapse of an amusement …

31081. The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

Marilyn Durham

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing is a novel written by Marilyn Durham first published in 1972.

31082. The Kind One

Tom Epperson

The Kind One is a book by Tom Epperson.

31086. 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.

31088. David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

Gregory Prince

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is the first book to draw upon the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, in addition to some two hundred interviews conducted by the authors, Gregory Prince and William Robert Wright. The …

31091. Phallos

Samuel R. Delany

Phallos is a short novel — or novella — by Samuel R. Delany, published by Bamberger Books. It was reissued by Wesleyan University Press in 2013. Phallos takes the form of a modern online essay recounting the history and giving a synopsis of a nonexistent novel also called …

31092. Predator: The South China Sea

Jeff VanderMeer

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

31094. On Giants' Shoulders

Melvyn Bragg

On Giants' Shoulders was written in 1998 by Melvyn Bragg. The book was assembled after a series of interviews Bragg had with current scientists about the world's greatest scientists such as Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Einstein. Bragg, who brands himself as a "non-scientist", …

31098. The Xothic Legend Cycle: The Complete Mythos Fiction …

Lin Carter

The Xothic Legend Cycle: The Complete Mythos Fiction of Lin Carter is a collection of horror short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Lin Carter, edited by Robert M. Price. It gathers together his "Xothic" tales and some of his other Cthulhu Mythos writings. It was …

31107. The Wizard of Sunset Strip

Simon Hawke

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

31108. The Samurai Wizard

Simon Hawke

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

31111. The four-chambered heart

Anais Nin

The Four-Chambered Heart is a 1950 autobiographical novel by French-born writer Anaïs Nin, part of her Cities of the Interior sequence. It is about a woman named Djuna, her love, her thoughts, her emotions, her doubts, her decisions, and her sacrifices. It is not considered as …

31112. Samurai from outer space

Antonia Levi

Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation is a 1998 book written by Antonia Levi. The book was published in North America by Open Court Publishing Company on December 30, 1998.

31114. Ardneh's Sword

Fred Saberhagen

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

31115. 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 …

31118. Cursed

Mel Odom

Cursed is an original novel based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.

31119. The Maze

Will Hobbs

The Maze is a book written by Will Hobbs.

31120. 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 …

31123. 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 …

31124. All the Beautiful Sinners

Stephen Graham Jones

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

31131. Diana in search of herself

Sally Bedell Smith

Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess is one of the books about Princess Diana that was written by best-selling author Sally Bedell Smith. It was published by the Times Books in 1999. The book is the first authoritative biography of the Princess.

31132. The Arabian Nights Murder

John Dickson Carr

The Arabian Nights Murder, first published in 1936, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

31134. Strega Nona's Magic Lessons

Tomie dePaola

This delightful new edition of Tomie dePaola’s beloved classic tale stars Strega Nona at her trickiest—and bumbling Big Anthony at his silliest! Bambolona is tired of working in her Papa’s bakery. There is far too much to do! So she decides to go to wise Strega Nona and learn a …

31141. Falcons of Narabedla

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Falcons of Narabedla is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley set in the universe of her Darkover series. It was first published in book form in English by Ace Books in 1964, as an Ace Double with Bradley's collection The Dark Intruder and Other Stories on the other …

31146. Getaway

Leslie Charteris

Getaway is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris first published in the United Kingdom in September 1932 by Hodder and Stoughton. This was the fifth full-length novel featuring the adventures of the modern day Robin Hood-inspired crimebuster Simon Templar, and the …

31147. The Müller-Fokker Effect

John Thomas Sladek

The Müller-Fokker Effect is a satirical science fiction novel written by John Sladek in 1970. It has long been out of print in the United States, having come out in a Pocket Books edition in 1973. A reprint was done in 1990 by Carroll & Graf. The title is a pun with the …

31149. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

31150. Lizzie Zipmouth

Jacqueline Wilson

Lizzie Zipmouth is a children's novel by author Jacqueline Wilson. It follows a young girl named Lizzie who copes with moving into a new home. It is aimed for 7- to 10-year-old readers, and is written in a fun and believable way to connect with the audience.

31154. Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream

John Derbyshire

Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream is a 1996 book by John Derbyshire.

31156. The Hand of the Devil

Dean Vincent Carter

The Hand of the Devil is a 2006 fantasy horror novel written by Dean Vincent Carter. It is centred on a young man named Ashley Reeves, a journalist for a science magazine Missing Link. He receives a letter from a Reginald G. Mather to see the only example of the Ganges Red …

31157. On My Way

Tomie dePaola

On My Way is a book published in 2001 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

31161. Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That …

Aubrey de Grey

Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs that Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime is a 2007 book written by Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist, with his research assistant Michael Rae. Ending Aging describes de Grey's proposal for eliminating aging as a cause …

31164. 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.

31165. Warrior Angel

Margaret 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 …

31166. Blood and Fire

David Gerrold

Blood and Fire is a book published in 2003 that was written by David Gerrold.

31170. The Million Dollar Putt

Dan Gutman

The Million Dollar Putt is a realistic fiction novel written by Dan Gutman in 2006. It is about a young blind child's quest to learn golf and win a million dollar prize.

31178. The Only Three Questions That Count

Ken Fisher

The Only Three Questions that Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't is a book on investment advice. It was released in December 2006 and spent three months on The New York Times list of "Hardcover business bestsellers" . It was also a Wall Street Journal and a …

31183. Of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature, although Maugham stated, "This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention." …

31184. 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 …

31187. 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.

31188. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, …

31193. If I Knew Then

Amy Fisher

If I knew Then was a book written by Amy Fisher.

31194. 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 …

31198. Diary of a Groupie

Omar Tyree

Diary of a Groupie is a book written by Omar Tyree.

31199. 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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