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.

32001. 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. …

32003. Lying low

Diane Johnson

Lying low is a book written by Diane Johnson.

32005. 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 …

32009. 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 …

32013. 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 …

32017. 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 …

32021. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

32024. Eros Ascending

Mike Resnick

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

32025. 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.

32026. Splay Anthem

Nathaniel Mackey

Splay Anthem is the book written by Nathaniel Mackey.

32036. Kris

Karin Boye

32042. 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.

32045. Rogue in Space

Fredric Brown

Rogue in Space is a science fiction novel by Fredric Brown. It was first published in 1957. Brown expanded two earlier novelettes to form the novel.

32047. Hawk, I'm Your Brother

Byrd Baylor

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

32071. Play with Me

Marie Hall Ets

Play with Me is a book by Marie Hall Ets.

32072. 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 …

32076. 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 …

32117. 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 …

32120. True Britt

Britt Ekland

True Britt was a best-selling autobiography, published in 1980, by the actress Britt Ekland. Ekland describes her marriage with Peter Sellers, relationships with Rod Stewart and Lord Lichfield and affairs with, among others Warren Beatty and 'Count' Ascanio Cicogna, and …

32122. Irish Crystal

Andrew Greeley

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

32139. Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …

32141. Preacher's Boy

Katherine Paterson

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

32155. 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 …



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