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.

31001. 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 …

31002. The mirror of ideas =

Michel Tournier

If not by nature, then by habit, people tend to match one thing with another—man and woman, laughter and tears, sickness and health, fire and water, master and servant—thereby accentuating similarities and contrasts and opening a field of relations. In The Mirror of Ideas, …

31039. 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 …

31041. Out

Pierre Rey

31046. 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 …

31048. The unnatural nature of science

Lewis Wolpert

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

31089. 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.

31142. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

31146. Shell Shaker

LeAnne Howe

Shell Shaker is a novel by writer and playwright LeAnne Howe, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The novel is notable for the way it interweaves two tales of murder involving flawed Choctaw political leaders set over 200 years apart in the mid 18th century and …

31180. 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 …

31193. 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 …

31199. 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 …

31200. 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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