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.

32809. The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S

Arnost Lustig

The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S is a book by Arnošt Lustig.

32846. La tierra del fuego

Hardie St. Martin

Tierra del Fuego is more than a suspenseful seafaring tale in the tradition of Captain Hornblower; it is also a chilling psychological and cultural tale, reminiscent of Heart of Darkness or Lord of the Flies, that probes deeply into human nature. Based on the true story of the …

32847. True Story

Bill Maher

True Story: A Novel is a book by Bill Maher. It was Maher's first book, and his only novel. It was first published in 1994 by Random House and was published in 2000 by Simon & Schuster. The book is an episodic novel detailing the true accounts of Maher and other stand-up …

32850. Eclipse Corona

John Shirley

Eclipse Corona is a book published in 1990 that was written by John Shirley.

32852. Jandar of Callisto

Lin Carter

Jandar of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the first in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in December 1972, and reprinted twice through September 1977. The first British edition was published by Orbit Books in 1974. …

32854. Beer in the Snooker Club

Waguih Ghali

This reissue of the late Waguih Ghali's only novel makes us mourn his loss all the more keenly. A plainspoken writer of consummate wryness, grace, and humor, the Egyptian author chronicles the lives of a polyglot Cairene upper crust, shortly after the fall of King Farouk, who …

32855. Serpent and lily

Nikos Kazantzakis

Serpent and lily is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis.

32856. Talking Mysteries: A Conversation With Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman

Talking Mysteries: A Conversation With Tony Hillerman is a book by Tony Hillerman and Ernie Bulow.

32861. Human Is

Philip K. Dick

"Human Is" is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. It was first published in Startling Stories, Winter 1955. The plot centers on the crisis facing a woman whose cold and emotionally abusive husband returns from a survey mission to the dying planet Rexor IV, changed …

32864. Imaginary Worlds: The Art of Fantasy

Lin Carter

Imaginary Worlds: the Art of Fantasy is a study of the modern literary fantasy genre written by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in June, 1973 as the fifty-eighth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series; it was the only …

32866. A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories

Lisa Tuttle

A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories is a 1987 science fiction short story collection by Lisa Tuttle, her second after A Nest of Nightmares. It was first published by The Women's Press, a specialized feminist publishing company, in their The Women's Press Science Fiction …

32867. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

Gary Gygax

Expedition to the Barrier Peaks is a 1980 adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game written by Gary Gygax. While Dungeons & Dragons is typically a fantasy game, the adventure includes elements of science fiction, and thus belongs to the science fantasy …

32869. The Von Bülow affair

William Wright

The Von Bülow Affair is a book written by William Wright.

32871. Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun

Rhoda Blumberg

Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun is a book by Rhoda Blumberg.

32872. Whispers in the Graveyard

Theresa Breslin

Whispers in the Graveyard is a children's novel by Theresa Breslin, published by Methuen in 1994. Breslin won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. In a retrospective award citation the …

32873. A Child's Good Night Book

Margaret Wise Brown

A Child's Good Night Book is a book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Jean Charlot.

32874. My Present Age

Guy Vanderhaeghe

My Present Age is the title of a Canadian novel by Guy Vanderhaeghe which was first published in 1984. This was Vanderhaeghe's first full-length novel after his Governor General's Award-winning debut, the short story collection Man Descending. My Present Age is a continuation of …

32875. Red

Warren Ellis

32876. Symposion

Plato

32878. Driving Big Davie

Colin Bateman

Driving Big Davie is the sixth novel of the Dan Starkey series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 5 April 2004 through Headline Publishing Group. Bateman started the novel in response to the death of Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash, who he stated was a …

32879. Wasted: The Preppie Murder

Linda Wolfe

Wasted: The Preppie Murder is a book by Linda Wolfe, published by Simon & Schuster in 1989. It tell the story of Jennifer Levin's murder by Robert E. Chambers Jr..

32880. Equinox

Samuel R. Delany

Equinox is a 1973 novel by Samuel R. Delany, and is Delany's first published foray into explicitly sexual material. It tells of a series of erotic and violent encounters in a small American seaport following the arrival of an African-American sea captain. It is a non science …

32884. The Queen of Zamba

L. Sprague de Camp

The Queen of Zamba is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the first book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. It was written between November 1948 and January 1949 and first published in the …

32885. Alien Nation

Alan Dean Foster

In the not-too-distant future, a spaceship crashlands in Los Angeles, and aliens infiltrate the city's crime fighting force where only one tough detective sees the evil of these "harmless" creatures, one of whom becomes his partner

32886. Hillary's choice

Gail Sheehy

Hillary's Choice is a 1999 biography of Hillary Clinton, written by Gail Sheehy. It explores the life of former First Lady and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sheehy revealed much new detail regarding Hillary Clinton's girlhood and college days; her remarkable ability …

32888. View from a Height

Isaac Asimov

View from a Height is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the second of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, written between 1959 and 1962. It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1963. …

32892. The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould

The Mismeasure of Man is a 1981 book by evolutionary biologist, paleontologist, and historian of science Stephen Jay Gould, who was then a professor of geology at Harvard. The book is both a history and critique of the statistical methods and cultural motivations underlying …

32894. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture

Brevard Childs

Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture is a book written by Brevard Childs.

32895. The Temple Bombing

Melissa Fay Greene

The Temple Bombing is a book written by Melissa Fay Greene.

32897. Strange Justice

Jane Mayer

Strange Justice is a book written by Jane Mayer.

32900. The Christmas tree

Jennifer Johnston

The Christmas Tree is Irish author Jennifer Johnston's sixth novel, first published in 1981 by Hamish Hamilton. It has been suggested by The Irish Times as being her finest work, and was chosen by the Irish Independent to be published as one of the books its "Irish Women …

32901. The Tale of Kieu

Nguyen Du

The Tale of Kiều is an epic poem in Vietnamese written by Nguyễn Du, and is widely regarded as the most significant work of Vietnamese literature. The original title in Vietnamese is Đoạn Trường Tân Thanh, but it is better known as Truyện Kiều. In 3,254 verses, written in lục …

32902. Outcast

José Latour

Outcast is a book written by Jose Latour.

32905. Penrod Jashber

Booth Tarkington

Penrod Jashber is the third book in a series by Booth Tarkington about the adventures of Penrod Schofield, an 11-year-old middle-class boy in a small city in the pre-World War I Midwestern United States. Initially serialized in Cosmopolitan]] and published in 1929, it was …

32906. In the Next Galaxy

Ruth Stone

In the Next Galaxy is the book written by Ruth Stone.

32908. Tempted Champions

Yvonne Navarro

Tempted Champions is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

32909. Sweet Sixteen

Scott Ciencin

Sweet Sixteen is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

32910. American Fairy Tales

Lyman Frank Baum

American Fairy Tales is the title of a collection of twelve fantasy stories by L. Frank Baum, published in 1901 by the George M. Hill Company, the firm that issued The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the previous year. The cover, title page, and page borders were designed by Ralph …

32911. A Private Disgrace

Victoria Lincoln

A Private Disgrace is a book written by Victoria Lincoln.

32912. Billingsgate Shoal

Rick Boyer

Billingsgate Shoal is a book by Rick Boyer.

32913. A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living

Michael Dahlie

A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living is Michael Dahlie's debut novel.

32914. The Children of Pride

Robert Manson Myers

The Children of Pride is a book written by Robert Manson Myers.

32917. The Sirens of Surrentum

Caroline Lawrence

The Sirens of Surrentum is a children's historical novel set in Roman times by Caroline Lawrence. The novel is the eleventh in The Roman Mysteries series.

32918. Flush!: The Scoop on Poop Throughout the Ages

Charise Mericle Harper

Flush!: The Scoop on Poop throughout the Ages is a 2007 non-fiction children's book written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper.

32919. Otherspace

David Stahler, Jr.

Otherspace is the third and final book in the Truesight trilogy, following Truesight and The Seer. It is a young adult science fiction novel by American author David Stahler Jr.

32922. Greylands

Isobelle Carmody

Greylands is a 1997 young-adult novel by Isobelle Carmody. It follows the story of Jack who in order to come to terms with his mother's death writes a story in which he enters another world where he confronts his fears and finds answers to his questions. In 2012, Greylands was …

32923. Pursuit & Persuasion

Sally Wright

Pursuit & Persuasion is a book written by Sally Wright.

32924. Aristotle

Dick King-Smith

Aristotle is an English-language children's book written by Dick King-Smith and illustrated by Bob Graham, published in 2003. The story concerns Aristotle the kitten, who depends on his nine lives and the magical powers of his owner in order to emerge safely from various …

32926. Union Street

Pat Barker

Union Street is the first novel by English author Pat Barker, published by Virago Press in 1982. It describes the lives of seven working class women living on Union Street and how they respond to the changes brought about by deindustrialisation. It is set in northeastern England …

32927. Gun in Cheek

Bill Pronzini

Gun in Cheek is a book written by Bill Pronzini.

32929. Bloodchild

Tim Bowler

Bloodchild is a young adult novel written by British author Tim Bowler. It was originally published in 2008 in the UK. Bloodchild opens with a startling scene of visionary sensation. A boy lies dying in a deserted country lane. As he slips away, he sees almost abstract blocks of …

32931. The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and …

David Freddoso

The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate, by author David Freddoso, is a bestselling book published in late 2008, providing a critical examination of the life and opinions of the then United States presidential …

32932. Me . . . Jane

Patrick McDonnell

Me . . . Jane is a book written by Patrick McDonnell.

32934. What Price Honor?

Dave Stern

What Price Honor? is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released on October 29, 2002.

32935. The Shattered Mask

Richard Lee Byers

The Shattered Mask is a fantasy novel by Richard Lee Byers, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It was published in paperback in June 2001, with a paperback reissue in July 2007.

32936. Stronghold Rising

Lisanne Norman

Stronghold Rising is the sixth book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 2000 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

32938. Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the …

Alexandra Harris

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper is a book written by Alexandra Harris.

32939. Night's Black Agents

Fritz Leiber

Night's Black Agents is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Fritz Leiber. It was released in 1947 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 3,084 copies. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines …

32940. Women as Demons: The Male Perception of Women …

Tanith Lee

Women as Demons: The Male Perception of Women through Space and Time is a 1989 book by British author Tanith Lee, compiling science fiction and fantasy short stories, all but two previously published at the time of release, and centered on female characters. It was published by …

32942. The Saint on Guard

Leslie Charteris

The Saint on Guard is a collection of two mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United States in 1944 by The Crime Club, and in the United Kingdom in 1945 by Hodder and Stoughton. This book continues the adventures of Charteris' creation, Simon Templar, …

32954. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris

"Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist....And based, on this latest collection, he's getting only better." ---Los Angeles Times A guy walks into a bar car and...From here the story could take many turns. When the guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities …

32955. MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam is a novel by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, published on 29 August 2013. Maddaddam concludes the dystopian trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood. While the plot from these previous novels run along a parallel timeline, …

32956. The Nine Wrong Answers

John Dickson Carr

The Nine Wrong Answers, first published in 1952, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which does not feature any of Carr's series detectives. This novel is a whodunnit mystery, with an emphasis on the puzzle aspect. The title derives from Carr's atypical use of footnotes to …

32958. The Outcry

Henry James

The Outcry is a novel by Henry James published in 1911. This light comedy was originally conceived as a play. James cast the material in a three-act drama in 1909, but like so many of his plays, it failed to be produced. In 1911 James converted the play into a novel, which was …

32959. Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

John D'Emilio

Lost Prophet : The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin is a book written by John D'Emilio.

32960. Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage …

Paul Muolo

Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis is a 2008 book about the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States by investigative journalists Paul Muolo of National Mortgage News and Mathew Padilla of the Orange County Register. The book has an …

32962. The Artist's Widow

Shena Mackay

The Artist's Widow is a novel written by British author Shena Mackay and first published in 1998 by Jonathan Cape. It is mentioned twice in the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

32963. Forewords and Afterwords

W. H. Auden

Forewords and Afterwords is a prose book by W. H. Auden published in 1973. The book contains 46 essays by Auden on literary, historical, and religious subjects, written between 1943 and 1972 and slightly revised for this volume. The essays include Auden's introduction to The …

32964. Ghetto

Joshua Sobol

Ghetto is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as …

32966. The View from Pompey's Head

Hamilton Basso

The View from Pompey's Head is a novel by Hamilton Basso which spent 40 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List after it was published by Doubleday in 1954. The book was reviewed in 1954 by The New York Times in 1954: and the Saturday Review The book was reprinted by the …

32967. Song of the Gargoyle

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Song of the Gargoyle is a 1991 book for young readers by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Set in the middle ages, it tells the story of a young boy named Tymmon who lives with his father Komus, the court jester of Austerneve. When Komus is abducted by an anonymous man with a Black …

32969. Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

John von Neumann

This is the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based. What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press published Theory of Games and …

32971. Morning Star

Simon Raven

Morning Star is Volume I of the novel sequence First Born of Egypt by Simon Raven, published in 1984. Set in 1977, the novel features a large cast of upper-class characters and continues the story from Raven’s Alms for Oblivion novel sequence.

32972. Italian Hours

Henry James

Italian Hours is a book of travel writing by Henry James published in 1909. The book collected essays that James had written over nearly forty years about a country he knew and loved well. James extensively revised and sometimes expanded the essays to create a more consistent …

32973. Agile Project Management

Jim Highsmith

Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products by Jim Highsmith discusses the management of projects using the agile software development methodology. The book has been recommended by different reviewers. The book starts off by stating that new challenges in product …

32974. A Smuggler's Bible

Joseph McElroy

A Smuggler's Bible is Joseph McElroy's first novel. David Brooke—who talks of himself in a split-personality manner—narrates a framing tale that consists of him "smuggling" his essence into eight autobiographical manuscripts, although their connection with Brooke is not always …

32978. The Knights of the Limits

Barrington J. Bayley

The Knights of the Limits is the first science fiction collection by Barrington J. Bayley. The book collects nine short stories published between 1965 and 1978, one of which is original to this volume.

32979. Letters to a Young Brother

Hill Harper

Letters to a Young Brother is a book written by actor Hill Harper, published April 2006. Harper wrote the book to help young black males get through life and not make the same mistakes he made at a certain age.

32980. The Bombay Boomerang

Franklin W. Dixon

The Bombay Boomerang is Volume 49 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Vincent Buranelli in 1970.

32982. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a genderqueer East German singer named Hedwig. Hedwig, formerly Hansel, assumes a female persona after a botched sex change operation which was performed to allow her to marry an American …

32983. The Kafka Effekt

D. Harlan Wilson

The Kafka Effekt is the debut book of American author D. Harlan Wilson. It contains forty-four irreal short stories and flash fiction and has been said to combine the milieu's of Franz Kafka and William S. Burroughs. Along with Carlton Mellick III's Satan Burger, Vincent …

32984. The Shadowers

Donald Hamilton

The Shadowers is a novel by Donald Hamilton first published in 1964, continuing the exploits of assassin Matt Helm. It was the seventh novel of the series.

32987. I Smile Back

Amy Koppelman

We Live in an era that believes in the idea of rehabilitation and counts on the possibility of redemption. The thing is, not everyone gets better and even those who find salvation often leave a wake of destruction behind them.In the follow-up to her acclaimed debut, which drew …

32988. 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.

32993. The Twin Dilemma

Carolyn Keene

The Twin Dilemma is the 63rd volume in the Nancy Drew Stories series.

32995. Hotel Lautréamont

John Ashbery

Hotel Lautréamont is a 1992 poetry collection by the American writer John Ashbery. The title comes from the symbolist poet Comte de Lautréamont.

32996. Loot and Other Stories

Nadine Gordimer

Loot and Other Stories is set of ten short stories by the South African writer Nadine Gordimer, published in 2003.

32999. Nothing at all

Wanda Gag

Nothing at All is a book by Wanda Gág.



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