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. Saint Overboard

Leslie Charteris

Saint Overboard is the title of a 1936 mystery novel by Leslie Charteris, one of a long series of novels featuring Charteris' creation Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". It was originally published in magazines as The Pirate Saint; some paperback editions append the article The …

32204. Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son

Gordon Burn

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

32205. To Conquer Chaos

John Brunner

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

32207. 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.

32209. The terrible stories

Lucille Clifton

The terrible stories is the book written by Lucille Clifton.

32210. Database System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

Database System Concepts, by Abraham Silberschatz and Hank Korth, is a classic textbook on database system. It is often called the sailboat book. The First Edition of the book had on the cover number of sailboats labeled with various database models. The boats are sailing from a …

32211. Women and men

Joseph McElroy

Women and Men is Joseph McElroy's sixth novel. Published in 1987, it is 1192 pages long. Somewhat notably, because of its size, the uncorrected proof was issued in two volumes. The size and complexity of the novel have led it to be compared in significance with Ulysses, The …

32212. Ligeia

Edgar Allan Poe

"Ligeia" is an early short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1838. The story follows an unnamed narrator and his wife Ligeia, a beautiful and intelligent raven-haired woman. She falls ill, composes "The Conqueror Worm", and quotes lines attributed to …

32213. 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 …

32216. 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 …

32217. Escape from the Carnival of Horrors

R. L. Stine

"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! Late one night you and your friends visit the old fairgrounds. They're putting up rides and booths for the annual carnival. But this year things look really different. Really odd. Really scary. The place is lit up …

32218. Watching the Spring Festival

Frank Bidart

Watching the Spring Festival is a book written by Frank Bidart.

32224. Babylon 5: Blood Oath

John Vornholt

Blood Oath is the third book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by John Vornholt

32225. Pseudo-City

D. Harlan Wilson

Pseudo-City is the third book by American author D. Harlan Wilson. Referred to as a novel as often as a collection of stories -- Wilson himself has called it a "story-cycle" -- it contains twenty-nine irreal short stories and flash fiction that overlap and feature recurrent …

32229. 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 …

32233. The Black Curtain

Cornell Woolrich

The Black Curtain is a mystery novel written by Cornell Woolrich.

32236. Kris

Karin Boye

32241. 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 …

32243. Khaled: A Tale of Arabia

F. Marion Crawford

Khaled: A Tale of Arabia is a fantasy novel by F. Marion Crawford. It was first published in hardcover by Macmillan and Co. in 1891. Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its reissuing by Ballantine Books as the thirty-ninth volume of the …

32245. The Questing of Kedrigern

John Morressy

The Questing of Kedrigern is a book published in 1987 that was written by John Morressy.

32249. 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 …

32250. 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 …

32255. Badjelly the Witch

Spike Milligan

Badjelly the Witch is a brief handwritten, illustrated story by Spike Milligan, created for his children, then printed in 1973. It was made into an audio and a video version. In the story, two children Tim and Rose, looking for their lost cow Lucy, meet magical enchanted forest …

32259. 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 …

32266. Umbrella

Taro Yashima

Umbrella is a book by Taro Yashima.

32267. 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 …

32271. 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 …

32298. The Black Star Passes

John W. Campbell

The Black Star Passes is a collection of science fiction short stories by American author John W. Campbell, Jr.. It was first published in 1953 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 2,951 copies. The book is the first in Campbell's Arcot, Morey and Wade series. The stories …

32300. 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 …

32306. The Company of Women

Khushwant Singh

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

32309. African silences

Peter Matthiessen

African Silences is a 1991 book by Peter Matthiessen published by Random House. It recounts journeys through Equatorial Africa to study the situation of elephants and other wildlife and is a meditation upon the natural world and mankind's relationship to it and effect upon it.

32314. 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 …

32315. 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."

32317. 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 …

32318. The Mangan Inheritance

Brian Moore

The Mangan Inheritance, published in 1979, is a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore. Set in Ireland, it tells the story of a failed poet and cuckolded husband, James Mangan, who discovers a daguerrotype of a bohemian Romantic Irish poet with the same surname and …

32319. The Wreckage of Paradise

Greg Stolze

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

32325. Ancient Ruins and Archaeology

L. Sprague de Camp

Ancient Ruins and Archaeology is a 1964 science book by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, one of their most popular works. It was first published by Doubleday and has been reprinted numerous times by other publishers. Paperback editions since 1972 have generally …

32327. Midnight Plus One

Gavin Lyall

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

32328. Changer's Moon

Jo Clayton

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

32329. Wayfinder's Story

Fred Saberhagen

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

32332. 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 …

32333. The Load of Unicorn

Cynthia Harnett

The Load of Unicorn is a children's historical novel written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett. It was first published in 1959, and was republished by Egmont Classics in 2001. It is set in London in the 15th century, and concerns the adventures of an apprentice of William …

32339. Boba Fett: Maze of Deception

Elizabeth Hand

Boba Fett: Maze of Deception is a 2003 children's science fiction book by Elizabeth Hand set in the Star Wars galaxy at the beginning of the Clone Wars. This 2003 sequel to Boba Fett: Hunted was published by Scholastic Press. The book takes place a month and a half after Star …

32340. I'm Still Scared

Tomie dePaola

I'm Still Scared is a book published in 2006 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

32342. 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 …

32345. Red Hook

Gabriel Cohen

Red Hook is a book written by Gabriel Cohen.

32347. 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.

32351. Death of an Expert Witness

P. D. James

Death of an Expert Witness is an Adam Dalgliesh novel by P. D. James, published in 1977. It begins with the discovery of a murder of a young girl. However, this is not the focus of the novel, but rather is used as a method to introduce the reader to the staff of a forensic …

32357. Blue Magic

Jo Clayton

Blue Magic is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jo Clayton.

32358. Who is Conrad Hirst?

Kevin Wignall

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

32362. Nightside of the Runes

Thomas Karlsson

Reveals the occult wisdom and multidimensional layers of meaning hidden in the Nordic Rune stones • Explores the practice of the Uthark divination system encoded within the traditional exoteric Futhark system of reading the runes • Traces the relationship between the rune stones …

32368. 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 …

32370. The Gremlins

Roald Dahl

The Gremlins is a children's book, written by Roald Dahl and published in 1943. It was Dahl's first children's book, and was written for Walt Disney Productions, as a promotional device for a feature-length animated film that was never made. With Dahl's assistance, a series of …

32389. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and …



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