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.

31801. Father of Lies

Brian Evenson

At the urging of his wife, Provost Fochs reluctantly agrees to see a therapist, Dr. Feshtig. Through the therapist's detailed notes, correspondence from the church, and the provost himself, the provost's sickness emerges and the reader is drawn into the disturbing inner workings …

31803. Legends, Tales And Poems

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original …

31804. 1492 : the life and times of Juan Cabezón of Castile

Homero Aridjis

A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack. This is the formative period of the phenomenon known today as Crypto-Judaism, and Aridjis’s widely praised book, now …

31805. Florence of Arabia

Christopher Hibbert

Florence of Arabia is a satirical novel written by Christopher Buckley and first published in 2004 by Random House. The novel follows a fictional State Department employee, Florence Farfaletti, as she attempts to bring equal rights to the fictional Middle Eastern nation of …

31806. Selected poems

Derek Walcott

Drawing from every stage of his career, Derek Walcott's Selected Poems brings together famous pieces from his early volumes, including "A Far Cry from Africa" and "A City's Death by Fire," with passages from the celebrated Omeros and selections from his latest major works, which …

31808. Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels From Los Angeles to …

Ian Buruma

Bad Elements is a book about contemporary Chinese history by Ian Buruma, published by Random House on November 20, 2001. The book's subtitle, "Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing", indicates the main focus of the book. Bad Elements is divided into three parts: The Exiles, …

31810. Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son

Gordon Burn

Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son is a book written by Gordon Burn.

31813. The Valley of the Moon

Jack London

The Valley of the Moon is a novel by American writer Jack London. The valley where it is set is located north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Sonoma County, California where Jack London was a resident; he built his ranch in Glen Ellen.

31814. A Song of Sixpence

A. J. Cronin

A Song of Sixpence is a 1964 novel by A. J. Cronin about the coming to manhood of Laurence Carroll and his life in Scotland. Its sequel is A Pocketful of Rye. As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences growing up in Scotland for this book. The titles …

31817. To Conquer Chaos

John Brunner

To Conquer Chaos is a 1964 science fiction novel by John Brunner.

31818. Leaf In A Bitter Wind

Ting-Xing Ye

Leaf In A Bitter Wind is the personal memoir of author Ting-Xing Ye's life in China from her birth in Shanghai to eventual escape to Canada in 1987.

31819. Amnesia

Douglas Cooper

Amnesia is a 1994 novel by Douglas Anthony Cooper and is his debut novel. The book was published in March 1994 by Hyperion Books and is the first entry in the Izzy Darlow series.

31820. Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry

Alan Dugan

Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry is a book written by Alan Dugan.

31822. The Making of Americans

Gertrude Stein

The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress is a modernist novel by Gertrude Stein. The novel traces the genealogy, history, and psychological development of members of the fictional Hersland and Dehning families. Stein also includes frequent metafictional …

31823. Change of Skin

Carlos Fuentes

A Change of Skin is a love story written by Carlos Fuentes about a Mexican writer, and his American Jewish wife.

31828. The Rain God

Arturo Islas

The Rain God is a novelised family portrait by Arturo Islas of a Mexican family living in a town on the U.S.-Mexican border, illustrating its members’ struggle to cope with physical handicaps, sexuality, racial and ethnic identification in their new surroundings.

31832. The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and …

Richard Schickel

The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney is a 1968 book written by Richard Schickel. It is a biography of the life of Walt Disney. One of the first objective books about Disney, it takes a harshly critical view of much of his work — so much so that …

31833. Behind the Mirror: A Search for a Natural History of …

Konrad Lorenz

Behind the mirror, a search for a natural history of human knowledge is a 1973 book by Konrad Lorenz. The direct translation of the German title is "The back side of the mirror". Lorenz summarizes his life's work into his own philosophy: Evolution is the process of growing …

31836. The Saracen

Robert Shea

The Saracen is a two-part novel written by Robert Shea. The two separate portions, The Land of the Infidel and The Holy War are a continuous tale. Basically ignored during its publication - and subsequently out of print, although still enjoying strong reviews and a cult …

31839. Template

Matthew Hughes

When professional duelist Conn Labro escapes indentured servitude as the star player of Horder's Emporium, he abandons the gaming world of Thrais and sets out on an interstellar journey filled with murder, deceit, and self-discovery. His only friend on Thrais, discovered dead …

31840. To the Islands

Randolph Stow

To the Islands is a Miles Franklin Award-winning novel by Australian author Randolph Stow.

31841. Love Without Hope

Rodney Hall

Love Without Hope is a 2007 novel by the Australian author Rodney Hall.

31842. History As a System

José Ortega y Gasset

History as a system is a written work by José Ortega y Gasset.

31846. The Darke Crusade

Joe Dever

The Darke Crusade is the fifteenth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and now illustrated by Brian Williams.

31850. Blackbriar

William Sleator

Danny can feel something sinister about his new home, Blackbriar, an old, abandoned cottage in the English countryside. The residents of a nearby town refuse to speak of the house and can barely look Danny in the eyes. Then Danny begins to have strange dreams of fires and …

31852. The Time of Your Life

William Saroyan

The Time of Your Life is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan. The play is the first drama to win both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play opened 25 October 1939 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. It was …

31857. Spirit Seeker

Joan Lowery Nixon

Spirit Seeker is a book written by Joan Lowery Nixon.

31858. Rite: Short Work

Tad Williams

Rite: Short Work is a short story collection, published in limited edition, by fantasy writer Tad Williams. It contains short stories and novellas, three teleplays, four nonfiction pieces, and short introductions by Tad Williams to each tale.

31861. Earth Dreams

Janet Morris

Earth Dreams is a book written by Janet Morris and part of the Kerrion Empire trilogy.

31862. Notes on Nursing

Florence Nightingale

Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is Not is a book first published by Florence Nightingale in 1859. A 136-page volume, it was intended to give hints on nursing to those entrusted with the health of others. Florence Nightingale stressed that it was not meant to be a …

31863. The Bride of Newgate

John Dickson Carr

The Bride of Newgate, first published in 1950, is a historical whodunnit novel by John Dickson Carr which does not feature any of Carr's series detectives. Set in England in 1815, the book combines two literary genres, historical fiction and the whodunit/detective story, and …

31865. Blood dazzler

Patricia Smith

In minute-by-minute detail, Patricia Smith tracks Hurricane Katrina as it transforms into a full-blown mistress of destruction. From August 23, 2005, the day Tropical Depression Twelve developed, through August 28 when it became a Category Five storm with its “scarlet glare …

31866. City of a Thousand Suns

Samuel R. Delany

City of a Thousand Suns is a 1965 science fantasy novel by Samuel R. Delany, and is the final novel in the Fall of the Towers trilogy. As in the other two books, the setting is the post-apocalyptic empire of Toromon, confined by a surrounding "Barrier" of highly-radioactive …

31872. Tornado Alley

William S. Burroughs

Tornado Alley is a collection of short stories and one poem by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs, written during the later years of his career and first published in 1989. The first edition of the book included illustrations by S. Clay Wilson. Notable pieces in the …

31873. The Life of Raymond Chandler

Frank MacShane

The Life of Raymond Chandler is a book written by Frank MacShane.

31875. Rhapsody in Black

Brian Stableford

Rhapsody in Black is a book published in 1973 that was written by Brian Stableford.

31876. Hawk, I'm Your Brother

Byrd Baylor

Hawk, I'm Your Brother is a book written by Byrd Baylor and illustrated by Peter Parnall.

31877. This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post–World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive …

31878. Bring Larks and Heroes

Thomas Keneally

Bring Larks and Heroes is a 1967 novel by Australian author Thomas Keneally which won the Miles Franklin Award in 1967.

31881. The Lost Valley of Iskander

Robert E. Howard

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Lost Valley of Iskander' is a story in the El Borak series where El Borak discovers the Greek descendants of Alexander …

31885. Concluding

Henry Green

Concluding is a novel by British writer Henry Green first published in 1948. It is set entirely on the expansive and idyllic premises of a state-run institution for girls somewhere in rural England and chronicles the events of one summer's day—a Wednesday, and "Founder's Day"—in …

31889. The Man of Mode

George Etherege

The Man of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter is a Restoration comedy by George Etherege, written in 1676 and first performed 2 March of the same year. The play is set in Restoration London, and follows the libertine Dorimant as he tries to win over the young heiress Harriet, and to …

31893. Return to Eddarta

Randall Garrett

Return to Eddarta is a book published in 1985 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

31899. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father …

Meredith

The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father and Son is the earliest full-length novel by George Meredith; its subject is the inability of systems of education to control human passions. It is one of a select group of standard texts that have been included in all four of …

31900. The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the …

Wayne Koestenbaum

The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality and the Mystery of Desire is a 1993 book by American cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum.

31906. The Betrayers

Donald Hamilton

The Betrayers is the title of the tenth novel in the Matt Helm spy series by Donald Hamilton, which originated with Death of a Citizen in 1960. This novel was first published in 1966. Up to this point, Hamilton had maintained a publishing schedule of at least one Helm novel …

31914. Wrong Things

Poppy Z. Brite

Wrong Things is a short story collection by Poppy Z. Brite and Caitlin R. Kiernan. It was released by Subterranean Press in 2001. The cover art and illustrations were provided by Canadian artist Richard A. Kirk. Kiernan's solo contribution to the book, "Onion", received the 2001 …

31915. Dead in the Scrub

Sheri S. Tepper

Dead in the Scrub is a book written by B.J. Oliphant.

31916. The Company of Women

Khushwant Singh

The Company of Women is a novel by Indian author Khushwant Singh.

31917. Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant …

Erik Erikson

Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence is a 1969 book by the German-born American developmental psychologist Erik H. Erikson. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the U.S. National Book Award in category Philosophy and Religion. The book was …

31921. Thorn Ogres of Hagwood

Robin Jarvis

Thorn Ogres of Hagwood is the first book in the Hagwood series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1999. The sequel, Dark Waters of Hagwood, is to be released in June 2013.

31922. You Can Say You Knew Me When

K. M. Soehnlein

You Can Say You Knew Me When is a novel by K.M. Soehnlein following his best seller The World of Normal Boys

31925. In the Grip of Winter

Colin Dann

In the Grip of Winter is the second book of The Animals of Farthing Wood series by Colin Dann. It was first published in 1981, and later republished as part one of the first "Omnibus".

31928. Porgy

DuBose Heyward

Porgy is a novel written by the American author DuBose Heyward and published by the George H. Doran Company in 1925. The novel tells the story of Porgy, a crippled street-beggar in the black tenements of Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1920s. The character was based on the …

31931. Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

David Donald

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War is a book written by David Herbert Donald.

31932. Dark Congress

Christopher Golden

Dark Congress is an original novel based on the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is written by Christopher Golden.

31933. L.A. Confidential

James Ellroy

L.A. Confidential is neo-noir novel by James Ellroy, and the third of his L.A. Quartet series. James Ellroy dedicated L.A. Confidential "to Mary Doherty Ellroy". The epigraph is "A glory that costs everything and means nothing—Steve Erickson."

31936. The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Howard Pyle

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights is a November 1903 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. It was published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Pyle's illustrations for the stories have been called "glorious", with the text and the illustrations complementing …

31938. The Wreckage of Paradise

Greg Stolze

The Wreckage of Paradise is a book published in 2003 that was written by Greg Stolze.

31939. Gehenna: The Final Night

Ari Marmell

Gehenna: The Final Night is a book published in 2004 that was written by Ari Marmell and edited by Jonathan Laden and Ana Balka.

31942. Will

Christopher Rush

Will is a historical fiction novel by Christopher Rush, published in 2007. It is told from the perspective of William Shakespeare as he writes his will. The book's film right were sold to Ben Kingsley's SBK pictures in 2007.

31945. Changer's Moon

Jo Clayton

Changer's Moon is a book published in 1985 that was written by Jo Clayton.

31950. The Metatemporal Detective

Michael Moorcock

The Metatemporal Detective is a collection of short fiction by the prolific award winning British fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. The stories chart the adventures of the Holmesian detective Sir Seaton Begg, his trusty sidekick Dr. Taffy Sinclair and his complex relationship …

31954. Head Games

Craig McDonald

Head Games is a book by Craig McDonald.

31955. The Missing Manatee

Cynthia DeFelice

The Missing Manatee is a book written by Cynthia DeFelice.

31957. Preacher's Boy

Katherine Paterson

Preacher’s Boy is a 1999 children's historical novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson.

31962. From the Files of the Time Rangers

Richard Bowes

From the Files of the Time Rangers is a fix-up novel by Richard Bowes dealing with time travel and alternative history. Its foreword, "Rick Bowes: An Appreciation", is by Kage Baker, author of The Company novels. The novel was edited by Marty Halpern for Golden Gryphon Press. …

31963. Dawn Undercover

Anna Dale

Dawn Undercover is British writer Anna Dale's second novel, published in 2005 by Bloomsbury Children's Books, for children of ten and over. It is a mystery adventure with a lot of humour.

31967. Crashing Paradise

Christopher Golden

Crashing Paradise is a book published in 2007 that was written by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski.

31978. JFK and the unspeakable

James W. Douglass

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters is a book by theologian and Catholic Worker James W. Douglass that analyzes the presidency of John F. Kennedy as well as the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book is drawn from many sources, …

31979. The Wheels of If and Other Science Fiction

L. Sprague de Camp

The Wheels of If and Other Science Fiction is a 1948 collection of science fiction stories by L. Sprague de Camp, first published in hardback by Shasta and in paperback by Berkley Books in 1970. It has also been translated into German. All the stories were originally published …

31986. Sea of Glass

Barry B. Longyear

Sea of Glass is a dystopian science fiction novel by Barry B. Longyear.

31993. 12: The Elements of Great Managing

Rodd Wagner

12: The Elements of Great Managing is a New York Times bestseller written by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter. It is the sequel to First, Break All the Rules, although the first book was written by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. Both books are based on The Gallup …



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