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.

32201. 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. …

32203. Rembrandt Panel

Oliver T. Banks

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

32206. 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 …

32207. 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, …

32215. 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 …

32216. 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 …

32219. The Living and the Dead

Patrick White

The Living and the Dead is a novel by Australian Nobel Prize laureate Patrick White, his second published book. It was written in the early stages of World War II whilst the author alternated between the United Kingdom and the United States. The Living and the Dead is …

32224. 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 …

32227. 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 …

32240. 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 …

32241. Bogmail

Patrick McGinley

Bogmail is a novel written by Patrick McGinley.

32243. 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.

32246. Jacklight

Louise Erdrich

Jacklight is a 1984 poetry collection by Louise Erdrich. The collection grew from poems Erdrich wrote for her 1979 Master of Arts thesis at Johns Hopkins University.

32255. Hawk, I'm Your Brother

Byrd Baylor

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

32278. Blood Tie

Mary Lee Settle

Blood Tie is a novel written by Mary Lee Settle.

32279. Ginger

Charlotte Voake

Ginger is a children's picture book by Charlotte Voake. In 1997 it won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Award. It is about a pampered house cat who resents the sudden appearance of a kitten in her life. The book is followed by Ginger Finds a Home, a prequel, and Ginger and …

32312. 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 …

32317. 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.

32319. 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 …

32320. Dead in the Scrub

Sheri S. Tepper

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

32330. 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 …

32339. The Colossus of Rhodes

Caroline Lawrence

The Colossus of Rhodes is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published in 2005. The ninth book of the Roman Mysteries series, it is set in spring AD 80, partly aboard ship in the Mediterranean, partly on the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes.

32340. 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 …

32341. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme …

James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports is the third book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. It was released in the UK and the US on May 29, 2007. The series is set in modern times, and centers around the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids on the …

32356. 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 …

32369. The Change

Barry B. Longyear

The Change is a book published in 1994 that was written by Barry B. Longyear.



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