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.

32401. Buddy

Nigel Hinton

Buddy is a novel written by Nigel Hinton. The main characters are Buddy Clark, his mother Carol Clark, his father Terry Clark and Julian and Charmian Rybeero. The story deals with issues such as racism, thieving and child neglect. The book was made into a television series …

32402. Leni Riefenstahl's Memoiren

Leni Riefenstahl

Leni Riefenstahl is a ninety-year-old German who has been a dancer, actress, deep sea diver, photographer of African tribes--and Hitler's top film executive. In her own unique style, she tells the story of her life and its mark on history. photos. A "New York Times" Notable Book …

32404. Rembrandt Panel

Oliver T. Banks

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

32406. Lying low

Diane Johnson

Lying low is a book written by Diane Johnson.

32407. 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, …

32408. 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.

32409. Liars in Love

Richard Yates

Liars in Love is a collection of short stories by Richard Yates, published in 1981.

32415. The Valley of the Moon

Jack London

The Valley of the Moon is a novel by American writer Jack London. The valley where it is set is located north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Sonoma County, California where Jack London was a resident; he built his ranch in Glen Ellen.

32416. The Spy's Wife

Reginald Hill

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

32420. The Nature of the Judicial Process

Benjamin N. Cardozo

The Nature of the Judicial Process was written by Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and New York Court of Appeals Chief Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo in 1921. It was compiled from The Storrs Lectures delivered at Yale Law School.

32421. Fire to Fire

Mark Doty

Fire to Fire is a book written by Mark Doty.

32422. The Jungle Pyramid

Franklin W. Dixon

The Jungle Pyramid is Volume 56 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Vincent Buranelli in 1977.

32424. Marazan

Nevil Shute

Marazan is the first published novel by the British author Nevil Shute. It was originally published in 1926 by Cassell & Co, then republished in 1951 by William Heinemann. The events of the novel occur, in part, around the Isles of Scilly.

32425. Saint Errant

Leslie Charteris

Saint Errant is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in 1948 by The Crime Club in the United States and in 1949 by Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom. This was the 28th book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint", and …

32427. The Eye of Argon

Jim Theis

The Eye of Argon is a heroic fantasy novella that narrates the adventures of Grignr, a barbarian. It was written in 1970 by Jim Theis and circulated anonymously in science fiction fandom since then. It has been described as "one of the genre's most beloved pieces of appalling …

32428. 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 …

32429. Last Letters from Hav

Jan Morris

Last Letters from Hav is a Booker Prize-shortlisted 1985 novel by Welsh writer Jan Morris. Last Letters from Hav was republished in 2006 together with Hav of the Myrmidons and an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin in a collected volume entitled Hav.

32433. Ossian's Ride

Fred Hoyle

Ossian's Ride is a science fiction novel written by astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle in 1959.

32434. 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 …

32435. Inconstant Star

Poul Anderson

Inconstant Star is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson. The stories Iron and Inconstant Star were first published in The Man-Kzin Wars and Man-Kzin Wars III, respectively.

32440. The Falling Torch

Algis Budrys

The Falling Torch is a 1959 science fiction novel by Algis Budrys. A 1999 Baen Books edition was "very slightly rewritten, and includes one entirely new chapter. The novel is about a group of freedom fighters who attempt the nearly hopeless task of liberating planet Earth from …

32441. The Phish Book


The Phish Book is a 192-page book detailing the history of the rock band Phish. It was written by music journalist Richard Gehr in cooperation with the Phish organization. It contains in-depth stories and quotes from early fans and the band members themselves. It was released in …

32448. Joy

Amanda Quick

32450. The Saracen

Robert Shea

The Saracen is a two-part novel written by Robert Shea. The two separate portions, The Land of the Infidel and The Holy War are a continuous tale. Basically ignored during its publication - and subsequently out of print, although still enjoying strong reviews and a cult …

32451. 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 …

32453. Ralph 124C 41+

Hugo Gernsback

Ralph 124C 41+, by Hugo Gernsback, is an early science fiction novel, written as a twelve-part serial in Modern Electrics magazine beginning in April 1911. It was compiled into novel/book form in 1925. While one of the most influential science fiction stories of all time, modern …

32454. 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 …

32455. 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 …

32456. Love Without Hope

Rodney Hall

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

32458. The Cadfael Companion

Robin Whiteman

The Cadfael Companion is a book written by Robin Whiteman.

32459. The Darke Crusade

Joe Dever

The Darke Crusade is the fifteenth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and now illustrated by Brian Williams.

32460. Castle Death

Joe Dever

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

32461. The Plague Lords of Ruel

Joe Dever

The Plague Lords of Ruel is the thirteenth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the first book in the "Grand Master" series, in which Lone Wolf founds a new order of the Kai. Starting from this book, the remaining books which were …

32470. My Brother's Keeper

Charles Sheffield

My Brother's Keeper is a 1982 science fiction novel by Charles Sheffield, published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1982. It was reissued by Baen Books in 2000. The story takes place in approximately 2000 from the perspective of the early 80s. The hero of the story is a …

32472. 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.

32473. 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

32477. 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.

32478. City of a Thousand Suns

Samuel R. Delany

City of a Thousand Suns is a 1965 science fantasy novel by Samuel R. Delany, and is the final novel in the Fall of the Towers trilogy. As in the other two books, the setting is the post-apocalyptic empire of Toromon, confined by a surrounding "Barrier" of highly-radioactive …

32479. Eros Ascending

Mike Resnick

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

32481. Empire of Capital

Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood's analysis of capitalist economic imperialism.

32483. 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.

32484. The House of Hunger

Dambudzo Marechera

The House of Hunger is a short story collection by the late Dambudzo Marechera. Subtitled Short Stories, this work is actually a collection of one novella of 80-odd pages and nine sketches / stories. The small group of texts in its entirety reflects the author’s vision of life …

32488. The Shaving of Shagpat

George Meredith

The Shaving of Shagpat: An Arabian Entertainment is a fantasy novel by George Meredith. It was first published in hardcover by Chapman and Hall in 1856, and there have been numerous editions since. Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its …

32490. 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.

32491. 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 …

32492. Splay Anthem

Nathaniel Mackey

Splay Anthem is the book written by Nathaniel Mackey.

32493. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

32494. An Infinite Summer

Christopher Priest

An Infinite Summer is the second collection of short stories by Christopher Priest and the first of his books to collect stories set in the Dream Archipelago. The stories had all previously been published in various anthologies and magazines; they may be described, somewhat …

32496. Deep Trouble

Debi Gliori

Deep Trouble is a book published in 2004 that was written by Debi Gliori.

32505. Hawk, I'm Your Brother

Byrd Baylor

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

32508. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Ambrose Bierce

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of short stories written by Ambrose Bierce. Published in 1891, the 26 stories detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. His famous story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is included in this …

32509. 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.

32511. Starfishers

Glen Cook

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

32519. And One More Thing Before You Go

Maria Shriver

And One More Thing Before You Go is an inspirational book written by award-winning American journalist and best-selling author Maria Shriver. The book expanded from a speech Shriver gave at a high school graduation, with advice for all ages.

32520. 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 …

32522. Mischling, second degree

Ilse Koehn

Mischling, second degree is a book written by Ilse Koehn.

32523. April's Kittens

Clare Turlay Newberry

April's Kittens is a book by Clare Turlay Newberry.

32524. 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 …

32527. The Purple Pterodactyls

L. Sprague de Camp

The Purple Pterodactyls is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in hardcover by Phantasia Press in January, 1980, and in paperback by Ace Books in April of the same year. An E-book edition was published by …

32540. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father …


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 …

32541. Every Man in His Humour

Ben Jonson

Every Man in His Humour is a 1598 play by the English playwright Ben Jonson. The play belongs to the subgenre of the "humours comedy," in which each major character is dominated by an overriding humour or obsession.

32542. The City of Ravens

Richard Baker

The City of Ravens is a fantasy novel by Richard Baker that is set in city of Raven's Bluff in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the first novel in the "Cities" series. It is followed by Temple Hill and various other novels by various authors such as Drew Karpyshyn …

32543. With Lee in Virginia

G. A. Henty

With Lee in Virginia, A Story of the American Civil War is a book by British author G.A. Henty. It was published by Blackie and Son Ltd, London. Henty's character, Vincent Wingfield, fights for the Confederate States of America, even though he is against slavery. As suggested by …

32544. Stewards of the Flame

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Stewards of the Flame is a book published in 2007 that was written by Sylvia Engdahl.

32546. Eros at Zenith

Mike Resnick

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

32548. Poor Tom's Ghost

Jane Curry

Poor Tom's Ghost is a book by Jane Louise Curry.

32550. Thorn Ogres of Hagwood

Robin Jarvis

Thorn Ogres of Hagwood is the first book in the Hagwood series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1999. The sequel, Dark Waters of Hagwood, is to be released in June 2013.

32551. Each Man's Son

Hugh MacLennan

In Each Man’s Son, his fourth novel, Hugh MacLennan returns to his native Cape Breton to present life in a small mining community.Dr. Daniel Ainslie, who ministers to the rough miners, yearns for a son, which he can never have. He comes to love young Alan MacNeil, the son of …

32553. 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

32555. 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".

32557. 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 …

32559. Wanted...Mud Blossom

Betsy Byars

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

32563. Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock …

Hallie Ephron

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'em Dead with Style is a book by Hallie Ephron.

32565. Lecherous Limericks

Isaac Asimov

Lecherous Limericks is the first of several compilations of dirty limericks by celebrated author Isaac Asimov. The book contains 100 limericks. The first of them is as follows: There was a sweet girl of Decatur Who went to sea on a freighter. She was screwed by the master -An …

32571. Classic Starts: Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) …

32572. The Weirdo

Theodore Taylor

The Weirdo is a book by Theodore Taylor.

32574. 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 …

32575. 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 …

32577. 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.

32583. Moon Mirror

Andre Norton

Moon Mirror is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in hardcover by Tor Books in December 1988, and reprinted in paperback by the same publisher in August 1989 and August 1994. The book collects nine short …

32584. 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 …

32600. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic …

Daniel James Brown

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding …

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