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.

32801. Father of Lies

Brian Evenson

At the urging of his wife, Provost Fochs reluctantly agrees to see a therapist, Dr. Feshtig. Through the therapist's detailed notes, correspondence from the church, and the provost himself, the provost's sickness emerges and the reader is drawn into the disturbing inner workings …

32804. The Fiend

Margaret Millar

Fiend is a book written by Margaret Millar.

32805. The Immaculate Conception

Gaetan Soucy

The Immaculate Conception is the English translation by Lazer Lederhendler of Gaétan Soucy's French novel, L'Immaculée conception, first published in 1994. The book was named the winner of the 2007 Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Translation at the Quebec Writers' …

32806. Selected poems

Derek Walcott

Drawing from every stage of his career, Derek Walcott's Selected Poems brings together famous pieces from his early volumes, including "A Far Cry from Africa" and "A City's Death by Fire," with passages from the celebrated Omeros and selections from his latest major works, which …

32808. Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company

James R. Mellow

Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company is a book by James R. Mellow.

32811. The Other House

Henry James

The Other House is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in the Illustrated London News in 1896 and then as a book later the same year. Set in England, this book is something of an oddity in the James canon for its plot revolving around a murder. The novel was …

32814. The Man Who Would Be King

Rudyard Kipling

"The Man Who Would Be King" is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah …

32815. Kim

Rudyard Kipling

Kim is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published serially in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901, and first published in book form by Macmillan & Co. …

32817. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

32819. Woodstock

Walter Scott

Woodstock, or The Cavalier. A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-one is a historical novel by Walter Scott. Set just after the English Civil War, it was inspired by the legend of the Good Devil of Woodstock, which in 1649 supposedly tormented parliamentary commissioners …

32822. There Once was A World

Yaffa Eliach

There Once was A World is a book written by Yaffa Eliach.

32824. Efuru

Flora Nwapa

Efuru is a novel by Flora Nwapa which was published in 1966 as number 26 in Heinemann's African Writers Series, making it the first book written by a Nigerian woman to be published. The book is about Efuru, an Igbo woman who lives in a small village in colonial West Africa. …

32825. The Rain God

Arturo Islas

The Rain God is a novelised family portrait by Arturo Islas of a Mexican family living in a town on the U.S.-Mexican border, illustrating its members’ struggle to cope with physical handicaps, sexuality, racial and ethnic identification in their new surroundings.

32826. Time and Stars

Poul Anderson

Time and Stars is a collection of science fiction short stories by Poul Anderson, published in 1964. "Dangerous universe: Faced with machines that think by and for themselves, super-intelligent space beings bent on a suicidal course and a galaxy teeming with dangerous alien …

32827. White Eagle, Red Star

Norman Davies

White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish–Soviet War, 1919–20 is a 1972 book by Norman Davies covering the Polish–Soviet War. This monograph is Davies' first book. It is considered by many historians to be one of the best English-language books on the subject. A. J. P. Taylor, who wrote …

32828. Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in …

Neil Bissoondath

Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada is a non-fiction book by Canadian author Neil Bissoondath, first published in 1994. The book puts forward an assessment of Canada's Multiculturalism Act and how the bi-cultural nature of the country is to be willfully …

32830. The Ecology of Freedom

Murray Bookchin

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy is a 1982 book by American libertarian socialist and ecologist Murray Bookchin.

32831. 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 …

32833. To the Islands

Randolph Stow

To the Islands is a Miles Franklin Award-winning novel by Australian author Randolph Stow.

32834. The Door to Saturn

Clark Ashton Smith

The Door to Saturn is a short story published in 1932 that was written by Clark Ashton Smith.

32838. Shadow on the Sand

Joe Dever

Shadow on the Sand is the fifth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the final book in the "Kai" portion of the series.

32839. Dawn of the Dragons

Joe Dever

Dawn of the Dragons is the eighteenth book of the Lone Wolf book series. As with all of the later Lone Wolf books numbered thirteen through twenty, the North American editions of these books are abridged, with a reduced number of sections. This book does not come with a game map …

32841. Blackbriar

William Sleator

Danny can feel something sinister about his new home, Blackbriar, an old, abandoned cottage in the English countryside. The residents of a nearby town refuse to speak of the house and can barely look Danny in the eyes. Then Danny begins to have strange dreams of fires and …

32845. Notes on Nursing

Florence Nightingale

Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is Not is a book first published by Florence Nightingale in 1859. A 136-page volume, it was intended to give hints on nursing to those entrusted with the health of others. Florence Nightingale stressed that it was not meant to be a …

32847. Bogmail

Patrick McGinley

Bogmail is a novel written by Patrick McGinley.

32848. Blood dazzler

Patricia Smith

In minute-by-minute detail, Patricia Smith tracks Hurricane Katrina as it transforms into a full-blown mistress of destruction. From August 23, 2005, the day Tropical Depression Twelve developed, through August 28 when it became a Category Five storm with its “scarlet glare …

32852. Robbie's Wife

Russell Hill

Robbie's Wife is a book by Russell Hill.

32854. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? is a 1967 book by African-American minister, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and social justice campaigner Martin Luther King, Jr. It was King's fourth and last book before his assassination. He spent a long period in isolation, living …

32861. Rhapsody in Black

Brian Stableford

Rhapsody in Black is a book published in 1973 that was written by Brian Stableford.

32862. 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.

32864. This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post–World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive …

32865. In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

Stanley Karnow

In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines is a 1989 book by American journalist Stanley Karnow, published by Random House. The book details the Philippine–American War and the subsequent American occupation of the islands. Karnow described the book as "the story of …

32875. The Border Legion

Zane Grey

The Border Legion is a 1916 Western novel written by Zane Grey, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1916.

32878. Blood Tie

Mary Lee Settle

Blood Tie is a novel written by Mary Lee Settle.

32879. Play with Me

Marie Hall Ets

Play with Me is a book by Marie Hall Ets.

32880. The Long March

William Styron

The Long March is a novella by William Styron, first published serially in 1952 in Discovery. and by Random House as a Modern Library Paperback in 1956.

32881. Pale Phoenix

Kathryn Reiss

Pale Phoenix is a book written by Kathryn Reiss.

32882. Return to Eddarta

Randall Garrett

Return to Eddarta is a book published in 1985 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

32885. Soul Patch

Reed Farrel Coleman

Soul Patch is a book by Reed Farrel Coleman.

32912. Calumet City

Charlie Newton

Calumet City is a book by Charlie Newton.

32915. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, or The Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to his Poor Servant John Bunyan is a Puritan spiritual autobiography written by John Bunyan. It was written while Bunyan was serving a twelve-year prison sentence in Bedford …

32917. The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the …

Wayne Koestenbaum

The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality and the Mystery of Desire is a 1993 book by American cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum.

32921. Irish Stew!

Andrew Greeley

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

32922. Having it so good : Britain in the fifties

Peter Hennessy

Having it so good : Britain in the fifties is a book written by Peter Hennessy.

32923. The Betrayers

Donald Hamilton

The Betrayers is the title of the tenth novel in the Matt Helm spy series by Donald Hamilton, which originated with Death of a Citizen in 1960. This novel was first published in 1966. Up to this point, Hamilton had maintained a publishing schedule of at least one Helm novel …

32924. Someone like You

Sarah Dessen

Someone Like You is a young adult novel by Sarah Dessen. The movie How to Deal was based on this novel as well as one of Dessen's other novels, That Summer.

32930. Leap into darkness

Leo Bretholz

Leap into Darkness is a 1998 memoir that was written by Holocaust survivor Leo Bretholz and co-author Michael Olesker.

32931. The Status Seekers

Vance Packard

The Status Seekers is a book written by Vance Packard.

32935. Imperial Stars

E. E. "Doc" Smith

The Imperial Stars is a science fiction novel by Stephen Goldin expanded from a novella by E. E. "Doc" Smith. It is the first in a series of ten Family D'Alembert novels set in a future where humankind has expanded to the stars but reverted to an ancient feudal system of …

32936. Ian Fleming

Andrew Lycett

Ian Fleming is a book written by Andrew Lycett.

32937. 303

Garth Ennis

32939. The Little Gentleman

Philippa Pearce

The Little Gentleman is a book written by Philippa Pearce.

32940. Blood of Paradise

David Corbett

Blood of Paradise is a book by David Corbett.

32941. Memoirs of Emma Courtney

Mary Hays

Memoirs of Emma Courtney is an epistolary novel by Mary Hays, first published in 1796. The novel is partly autobiographical and based on the author's own unrequited love for William Frend. Mary Hay's relationship with William Godwin is reflected through her eponymous heroine's …

32944. The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Howard Pyle

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights is a November 1903 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. It was published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Pyle's illustrations for the stories have been called "glorious", with the text and the illustrations complementing …

32945. Going, going, gone

Jack Womack

Going, Going, Gone is a 2000 alternate history novel by Jack Womack. As the sixth and final installment of his acclaimed Dryco series, the novel was the subject of much anticipation and speculation prior to its release, and was critically well received.

32948. The Metatemporal Detective

Michael Moorcock

The Metatemporal Detective is a collection of short fiction by the prolific award winning British fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. The stories chart the adventures of the Holmesian detective Sir Seaton Begg, his trusty sidekick Dr. Taffy Sinclair and his complex relationship …

32950. The Steel of Raithskar

Randall Garrett

The Steel of Raithskar is a book published in 1981 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

32951. Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards! is the eighth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. It is the first novel about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. The first Discworld computer game borrowed heavily from Guards! Guards! in terms of plot.

32955. Preacher's Boy

Katherine Paterson

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

32964. The Annotated Turing

Charles Petzold

The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing’s Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine is a book by Charles Petzold, published in 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Petzold annotates Alan Turing's paper "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to …

32966. Hello Summer, Goodbye

Michael G. Coney

Hello Summer, Goodbye is a science fiction novel by British author Michael G. Coney, regarded as one of his best and most representative works, It offers an unusually sympathetic portrayal of an alien race on a very strange planet. A fear of cold which is embedded in the race …

32967. Close to the Ground

Jeff Mariotte

Close to the Ground is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

32973. JFK and the unspeakable

James W. Douglass

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters is a book by theologian and Catholic Worker James W. Douglass that analyzes the presidency of John F. Kennedy as well as the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book is drawn from many sources, …

32982. Sea of Glass

Barry B. Longyear

Sea of Glass is a dystopian science fiction novel by Barry B. Longyear.

32983. Avilion

Robert Holdstock

Avilion is a fantasy novel by British author Robert Holdstock. It was published in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2009. It is his first Ryhope wood novel since Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn was published in 1997. Avilion is Tennyson's term for Avalon in Idylls of the King. Avilion …

32989. My So-Called Life

Catherine Clark

My So-Called Life is a novel by Catherine Clark.

32991. 12: The Elements of Great Managing

Rodd Wagner

12: The Elements of Great Managing is a New York Times bestseller written by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter. It is the sequel to First, Break All the Rules, although the first book was written by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. Both books are based on The Gallup …

32994. Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in his Dune series of six novels. It was originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in 1969. The American and British editions have different prologues summarizing events in the previous novel. Dune Messiah and …



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