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, …

31806. Rembrandt Panel

Oliver T. Banks

Rembrandt Panel is a book written by Oliver T. Banks.

31807. Lying low

Diane Johnson

Lying low is a book written by Diane Johnson.

31811. 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 …

31812. Lonely Road

Nevil Shute

Lonely Road is a novel by British author Nevil Shute. It was first published in 1932 by William Heinemann and in the US by William Morrow. In 1936 it was adapted as a film, The Lonely Road, released in the US the same year as Scotland Yard Commands, starring Clive Brook and …

31814. If I Were You

P. G. Wodehouse

If I Were You is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on September 3, 1931 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on September 25, 1931 by Herbert Jenkins, London. Prior to its publication in book form the novel was serialized in four …

31815. To Conquer Chaos

John Brunner

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

31816. Devil of a State

Anthony Burgess

Devil of a State is a 1961 novel by Anthony Burgess based on his experience living and working in Bandar Seri Begawan in the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei, on the island of Borneo, in 1958-59. It is the fourth of what have been classed as Burgess's "exotic novels", the …

31817. Fire to Fire

Mark Doty

Fire to Fire is a book written by Mark Doty.

31819. Cults in Our Midst

Margaret Singer

Cults in Our Midst: The Hidden Menace in Our Everyday Lives is a nonfiction psychology book on cults, by Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich, Ph.D., with a foreword by Robert Jay Lifton. The book was published by Jossey-Bass in 1996 in hardcover format. In 1997, the book was …

31823. The Lights of Alborada

Gianni Riotta

A rousing historical adventure from the bestselling author of ‘Prince of the Clouds’.As a boy, Nino Manes used to dash through the morning streets of his island fishing village to reach the church square before the first explosion of the Alborada, the fireworks that rang out …

31826. Time and Stars

Poul Anderson

Time and Stars is a collection of science fiction short stories by Poul Anderson, published in 1964. "Dangerous universe: Faced with machines that think by and for themselves, super-intelligent space beings bent on a suicidal course and a galaxy teeming with dangerous alien …

31827. 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 …

31828. Chosen of the Gods

Chris Pierson

Chosen Of the Gods is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance campaign series, and is the first of a trilogy about the Kingpriest of Istar, Beldinas Pilofiro.

31829. Tigers of the Sea

Robert E. Howard

Tigers of the Sea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard about the pirate Cormac Mac Art, a Gael who leads a band of Vikings during the reign of the mythical King Arthur. It was first published in 1973 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of …

31830. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon

L. Neil Smith

Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon is a science fiction novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was written by L. Neil Smith and originally published in 1983 by Del Rey, a division of Ballantine Books. It is the second of three books in The Adventures of Lando …

31833. Circle dogs

Kevin Henkes

Circle Dogs is a children's picture book written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. It was published in 1998 by Greenwillow Books. The story is about a day in the life of two dachshunds and the family they live with. The book was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award …

31834. Angel Light

Andrew Greeley

Angel Light is a novel by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley. It is the second of a short series - currently of three.

31838. The Infernal

Kim Wilkins

The Infernal is a 1997 horror/fantasy novel by Kim Wilkins. It follows the story of musician whose fans keep turning up dead and who is having memories that don't belong to her.

31839. The Voice of Memory

Primo Levi

A collection of interviews, originally published in Primo Levi: Converzsazioni e interviste.

31841. Tongues of the Moon

Philip José Farmer

Tongues of the Moon is an American science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer. Originally released in 1964, the book is an action story, focusing on fighting and combat scenes rather than a complex plot. It was initially printed as a novella in Amazing Stories. In Tongues of …

31842. Economy and Society

Max Weber

Economy and Society is a book by political economist and sociologist Max Weber, published posthumously in Germany in 1922 by his wife Marianne. Alongside The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it is considered to be one of Weber's most important works. Extremely …

31843. The Empress of Mars

Kage Baker

"The Empress of Mars" is a science fiction novella published in 2003 by Kage Baker. It won the 2004 Sturgeon Award and was nominated for the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Novella as well as the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novella. The novella was expanded into a novel published in …

31844. The Pollinators of Eden

John Boyd

The Pollinators of Eden is the second science fiction novel by John Boyd, originally published in hardcover by Weybright & Talley in 1969. Dell Books issued a paperback version in 1970. The Science Fiction Book Club issued the novel twice, in 1969 and 1972. Gollancz …

31845. Love Without Hope

Rodney Hall

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

31847. Castle Death

Joe Dever

Castle Death is the seventh book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

31848. The Age of Rights

Norberto Bobbio

This book presents a valuable clarification and defence of human rights by Italy's leading political theorist.

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 …

31859. Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens …

William Shakespeare

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of two of Shakespeare's classical plays This book includes: *Illuminating introductions to Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The twoplays – with clear explanatory notes on each …

31861. Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 1

Kouhei Kadono

Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Part 1 is the second novel in the Boogiepop series by Kouhei Kadono, and was illustrated by Kouji Ogata.

31863. 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

31867. 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 …

31868. Bogmail

Patrick McGinley

Bogmail is a novel written by Patrick McGinley.

31870. Eros Ascending

Mike Resnick

Eros Ascending is a book published in 1984 that was written by Mike Resnick.

31872. Empire of Capital

Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood's analysis of capitalist economic imperialism.

31873. Profession of Violence

John Pearson

Profession of Violence is a book written by John Pearson.

31878. Robbie's Wife

Russell Hill

Robbie's Wife is a book by Russell Hill.

31879. 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 …

31882. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? is a 1967 book by African-American minister, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and social justice campaigner Martin Luther King, Jr. It was King's fourth and last book before his assassination. He spent a long period in isolation, living …

31885. Interstate

Stephen Dixon

Interstate is a book written by Stephen Dixon.

31889. Poison in Jest

John Dickson Carr

Poison In Jest, first published in 1932, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which does not feature any of Carr's series detectives. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

31891. The Conscience of the Rich

C. P. Snow

The Conscience of the Rich is the seventh published of C. P. Snow's series of novels Strangers and Brothers, but the third according to the internal chronology. It details the lives of Charles, Katherine and their father, Leonard March, a wealthy Jewish family. Lewis Eliot …

31892. Twisted Summer

Willo Davis Roberts

Twisted Summer is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

31893. The Wings of the Dove

Henry James

The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more …

31895. 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 …

31896. In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

Stanley Karnow

In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines is a 1989 book by American journalist Stanley Karnow, published by Random House. The book details the Philippine–American War and the subsequent American occupation of the islands. Karnow described the book as "the story of …

31897. Starfishers

Glen Cook

Starfishers is a book published in 1982 that was written by Glen Cook.

31898. Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led …

Bill Gertz

Breakdown is a 2003 book by Bill Gertz arguing that U.S. intelligence services "lost sight of [their] purpose and function" due to Clinton administration policies that were more concerned with political correctness than with national defense. Publishers Weekly gave it a mixed …

31901. 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 …

31903. Keepers of the House

Lisa St Aubin de Terán

Keepers of the House is the debut novel of Lisa St Aubin de Terán, published as The Long Way Home in the US. The novel is autobiographical and set in a Venezuelan valley beset by drought. First published in 1982 by Jonathan Cape it won the Somerset Maugham Award.

31906. 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.

31908. Neurosis and human growth

Karen Horney

Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Toward Self-Realization is the magnum opus of German-American psychoanalyst Karen Horney. In it she outlines her theory of neurosis. In Horney's view, the key difference between neurosis and healthy growth is the difference between …

31909. 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.

31919. The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron, subtitled Prince Galehaut, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just …

31920. Calumet City

Charlie Newton

Calumet City is a book by Charlie Newton.

31925. Irish Stew!

Andrew Greeley

Irish Stew! is the seventh of the Nuala Anne McGrail series series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

31927. Eros at Zenith

Mike Resnick

Eros at Zenith is a book published in 1984 that was written by Mike Resnick.

31932. 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 …

31935. The Company of Women

Khushwant Singh

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

31940. In a Child's Name

Peter Maas

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

31946. 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 …

31948. Tru Confessions

Janet Tashjian

Tru Confessions is the first novel by children’s book author Janet Tashjian. It is published by Henry Holt and Company; the paperback is published by Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan. It was the basis of a popular Disney TV movie with Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The book …

31950. 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.

31952. 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 …

31954. The Wreckage of Paradise

Greg Stolze

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

31955. 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.

31957. Cats of the Clans

Erin Hunter

Cats of the Clans is a field guide in the Warriors novel series. It consists of biographical sketches of the Clans and cats, in the form of stories told to three kittens who died and went to StarClan. The narrator is Rock, a mysterious blind cat. The book has sold more than …

31963. Head Games

Craig McDonald

Head Games is a book by Craig McDonald.

31965. The Weirdo

Theodore Taylor

The Weirdo is a book by Theodore Taylor.

31970. Crashing Paradise

Christopher Golden

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

31973. Aggressor Six

Wil McCarthy

Aggressor Six is one of the earliest works by science fiction writer Wil McCarthy.

31982. 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 …

31995. 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 …

31998. 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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