The most popular books in English
from 31801 to 32000

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 Brown: Selected Stories

G. K. Chesterton

Father Brown is only a short, stumpy Catholic priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, but he has a truly uncanny insight into human evil. He is characteristically humble, and is usually rather quiet; when he does talk, he almost always says something profound. …

31802. The Goldberg Variations

Nancy Huston

Nancy Huston’s The Goldberg Variations, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Translation, echoes Bach’s Variations in its structure and rhythms, and ultimately, its irony. "Suppose you invite thirty people to your home, people whom you love or have loved, …

31805. Lying low

Diane Johnson

Lying low is a book written by Diane Johnson.

31806. Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company

James R. Mellow

Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company is a book by James R. Mellow.

31808. The Amen Corner

James Baldwin

The Amen Corner is a three-act play by James Baldwin. It was Baldwin's first attempt at theater following Go Tell It on the Mountain. It was first published in 1954, and inspired a short-lived 1983 Broadway musical adaptation with the slightly truncated title, Amen Corner. The …

31812. Beyond This Place

A. J. Cronin

Beyond This Place is a 1953 novel by Scottish author A. J. Cronin. A serial version appeared in Collier's under the title of To Live Again.

31815. Throat Sprockets

Tim Lucas

Throat Sprockets is an erotic horror novel by Tim Lucas, published in 1994. It concerns an unnamed protagonist's obsessive quest to learn all he can about a mysterious film called Throat Sprockets. As fixation on the film consumes his personal life, he develops a sexual fetish …

31820. The Spy's Wife

Reginald Hill

The Spy's Wife is a book written by Reginald Hill.

31821. Insect Adventures

Louise Hasbrouck Zimm

"Insect Adventures" by Louise Hasbrouck Zimm, Jean-Henri Fabre (translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to …

31822. To Conquer Chaos

John Brunner

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

31823. 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.

31824. Rape of the Fair Country

Alexander Cordell

Rape of the Fair Country is a novel by Alexander Cordell, first published in 1959. It is the first in Cordell's "Mortymer Trilogy", followed by The Hosts Of Rebecca and Song of the Earth. The book has been translated into seventeen languages. In addition to the book having been …

31825. Woodstock

Walter Scott

Woodstock, or The Cavalier. A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-one is a historical novel by Walter Scott. Set just after the English Civil War, it was inspired by the legend of the Good Devil of Woodstock, which in 1649 supposedly tormented parliamentary commissioners …

31830. A Very Private Life

Michael Frayn

A Very Private Life by Michael Frayn is a futuristic fairy tale that describes a young girl's futile quest to make meaningful contact with another human being.

31831. Daddy was a number runner

Louise Meriwether

Daddy Was a Number Runner is the first novel by Louise Meriwether. It was published by Prentice Hall, with a foreword by James Baldwin, in 1970, and is now considered a modern classic. It depicts a poor black family in Harlem during the Great Depression in the first half of the …

31832. Beyond the Barrier

Damon Knight

Beyond the Barrier is a science fiction novel by Damon Knight. The novel tells the story of a physics professor in 1980 who begins to doubt that he is a human being. He imagines that he may have been sent from another world to rescue Earth; or perhaps to destroy it. Solving the …

31836. Koolaids: The Art of War

Rabih Alameddine

Koolaids: The Art of War is a novel written by Rabih Alameddine, an author and painter who lives in both San Francisco and Beirut. He grew up in the Middle East, in Kuwait and Lebanon. Published in 1998, Koolaids is Alameddine's first novel. The majority of the story takes place …

31838. Joy

Amanda Quick

31842. 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 …

31843. The Door to Saturn

Clark Ashton Smith

The Door to Saturn is a short story published in 1932 that was written by Clark Ashton Smith.

31845. Dawn of the Dragons

Joe Dever

Dawn of the Dragons is the eighteenth book of the Lone Wolf book series. As with all of the later Lone Wolf books numbered thirteen through twenty, the North American editions of these books are abridged, with a reduced number of sections. This book does not come with a game map …

31855. Homely Girl: A Life

Arthur Miller

Homely Girl: A Life is a 1992 collection of three short stories by Arthur Miller. In Britain the collection was published under the title Plain Girl

31858. 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 …

31861. The independent command

James Doohan

The Independent Command is the third of the three science fiction novels of the Flight Engineer by S. M. Stirling and James Doohan.

31863. Profession of Violence

John Pearson

Profession of Violence is a book written by John Pearson.

31864. The Rasp

Philip MacDonald

The Rasp is a whodunit mystery novel by Philip MacDonald. It was published in 1924 and introduces his series character, detective Colonel Anthony Gethryn. It is set in a country house in rural England.

31868. The Steam House

Jules Verne

The Steam House is a Jules Verne novel recounting the travels of a group of British colonists in the Raj in a wheeled house pulled by a steam-powered mechanical elephant. Verne uses the mechanical house as a plot device to have the reader travel in nineteenth century India. The …

31869. The Productions of Time

John Brunner

The Productions of Time is a science fiction novel written by John Brunner and first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1966. It appeared in book form the following year, published by Signet Books.

31870. Under the Green Star

Lin Carter

Under the Green Star, published first by DAW Books in 1972, was the first of Lin Carter's Green Star Series of science-fiction/fantasy novels. The story is told from the point of an unnamed first-person narrator who is 30 years old, very wealthy but crippled, and who knows some …

31871. Splay Anthem

Nathaniel Mackey

Splay Anthem is the book written by Nathaniel Mackey.

31872. The Life of Raymond Chandler

Frank MacShane

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

31873. A game for the living

Patricia Highsmith

A Game for the Living is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith.

31875. The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S

Arnost Lustig

The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S is a book by Arnošt Lustig.

31877. Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The …

James J. Sheehan

"Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe", is a 2009 non-fiction book about the rise of national pacifism in post-World War II Europe by James J. Sheehan.

31879. 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 …

31880. 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. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Ernesto Laclau

Written in English in 1985 by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy is a work of political theory in the post-Marxist tradition. Developing several sharp divergences from the tenets of canonical Marxist thought, the authors begin by tracing …

31882. In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial …

Michelle Malkin

In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror is a 2004 book written by conservative American political commentator Michelle Malkin. Malkin defends the United States government's internment of Japanese Americans in relocation …

31886. Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

De la démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as Of Democracy in America, but English translations are usually titled simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed …

31888. The Second Trip

Robert Silverberg

The Second Trip is a 1972 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. Prior to its publication by Doubleday, it was published in serialized form in Amazing Stories from July to September 1971.

31889. 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 …

31892. The Border Legion

Zane Grey

The Border Legion is a 1916 Western novel written by Zane Grey, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1916.

31895. Blood Tie

Mary Lee Settle

Blood Tie is a novel written by Mary Lee Settle.

31896. The Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Riddell

The Emperor of Absurdia is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

31897. Umbrella

Taro Yashima

Umbrella is a book by Taro Yashima.

31898. The Long March

William Styron

The Long March is a novella by William Styron, first published serially in 1952 in Discovery. and by Random House as a Modern Library Paperback in 1956.

31901. Or All the Seas with Oysters

Avram Davidson

"Or All the Seas with Oysters" is a science fiction short story by Avram Davidson. It first appeared in the May 1958 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction and won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1958. One of Davidson's best-known stories, it has been anthologized or collected …

31904. Return to Eddarta

Randall Garrett

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

31907. An Essay on Criticism

Alexander Pope

An Essay on Criticism is one of the first major poems written by the English writer Alexander Pope. It is written in a type of rhyming verse called heroic couplets. The poem first appeared in 1711. It was written in 1709, and it is clear from Pope's correspondence that many of …

31918. 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 …

31919. Bad for Business

Rex Stout

Bad for Business is a mystery novel by Rex Stout starring his detective Tecumseh Fox, first published in 1940. Private investigator Tecumseh Fox was the protagonist of three mysteries written by Stout between 1939 and 1941.

31920. 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 …

31921. Dead in the Scrub

Sheri S. Tepper

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

31928. In a Child's Name

Peter Maas

In a Child's Name is a book written by Peter Maas.

31930. 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

31932. The Status Seekers

Vance Packard

The Status Seekers is a book written by Vance Packard.

31933. 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".

31934. Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best

P. G. Wodehouse

"Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best" is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United Kingdom in the June 1926 Strand Magazine, and in the United States in the 5 June 1926 issue of Liberty. Part of the Blandings Castle canon, it features the absent-minded …

31935. Imperial Stars

E. E. "Doc" Smith

The Imperial Stars is a science fiction novel by Stephen Goldin expanded from a novella by E. E. "Doc" Smith. It is the first in a series of ten Family D'Alembert novels set in a future where humankind has expanded to the stars but reverted to an ancient feudal system of …

31937. At the Feet of the Master

Jiddu Krishnamurti

At the Feet of the Master is a book attributed to Jiddu Krishnamurti, authored when he was fourteen years old. Written under the name Alcyone, it was first published in 1910. It has since gone through dozens of editions, and has been translated in many languages.

31938. Wanted...Mud Blossom

Betsy Byars

Wanted...Mud Blossom is a book by Betsy Byars.

31940. 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.

31941. The Grandmother's Tale and Selected Stories

R. K. Narayan

The Grandmother's Tale and Selected Stories is a book by R. K. Narayan with illustrations by his brother R. K. Laxman published in 1994 by Viking Press. The book includes a novella, Grandmother's Tale and some other stories in the characteristic Narayan style that captures …

31944. The Heart of the Warrior

John Gregory Betancourt

The Heart of the Warrior is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel written by John Gregory Betancourt. In Voyages of Imagination, Betancourt remarked, "Worf has always been one of my favorite characters, and I wanted to write a book about him but set in the Dominion, where he would …

31946. Midnight Plus One

Gavin Lyall

Midnight Plus One is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1965.

31947. Wayfinder's Story

Fred Saberhagen

Wayfinder's Story is a book published in 1992 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

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 …

31951. The Watsons

Jane Austen

The Watsons is an unfinished novel by Jane Austen. She began writing it circa 1803 and probably abandoned it after her father's death in January 1805. It has five chapters, and is less than 18,000 words long.

31953. Boba Fett: Pursuit

Elizabeth Hand

Boba Fett: Pursuit is a 2004 children's book by Elizabeth Hand set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe a few months before the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It was published by Scholastic Press on October 1, 2004. In August 2008, the first three books in …

31954. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

31956. The Happy Highwayman

Leslie Charteris

The Happy Highwayman is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in 1939 by Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom and The Crime Club in the United States. This was the 21st book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The …

31963. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a classic American 1903 children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin that tells the story of Rebecca Rowena Randall and her two stern aunts in the fictional village of Riverboro, Maine. Rebecca's joy for life inspires her aunts, but she faces many trials …

31965. Crashing Paradise

Christopher Golden

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

31966. Master of the Books

James Moloney

Master of the Books is the second novel in a fantasy series by James Moloney. It is the sequel to The Book of Lies, which was released on 25 May 2004.

31967. Close to the Ground

Jeff Mariotte

Close to the Ground is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

31968. Who is Conrad Hirst?

Kevin Wignall

Who is Conrad Hirst? is a book by Kevin Wignall.

31969. Bloodstained Oz

Christopher Golden

Bloodstained Oz is a Wizard of Oz related novella by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore, and it was illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne. It was published as a limited edition hardcover by Earthling Publications in 2006. It comes with an introduction by Ray Garton. It was …

31972. Diablo: The Sin War 3: The Veiled Prophet

Richard A. Knaak

The Veiled Prophet is a 2007 novel written by Richard A. Knaak and is the third novel in the Diablo trilogy, The Sin War. The book details the climax of the struggles over the Sanctuary, and the warring forces of the Angels, Demons, Inarius, and the edyrem, and the mage clans of …

31976. 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 …

31977. Podium

Yann Moix

31978. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight..." First …

31987. My So-Called Life

Catherine Clark

My So-Called Life is a novel by Catherine Clark.

31993. The Prisoner of Zenda

Anthony Hope

The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown …



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