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.

33001. Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …

33006. Star Wreck: The Generation Gap

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck: The Generation Gap is a book published in 1990 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

33013. Shades of Simon Gray

Joyce McDonald

Shades of Simon Gray is a book written by Joyce McDonald.

33014. 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.

33015. 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 …

33018. In a Child's Name

Peter Maas

In a Child's Name is a book written by Peter Maas.

33020. Irish Crystal

Andrew Greeley

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

33022. The Once and Future King

T. H. White

The Once and Future King is an Arthurian fantasy novel written by Terence Hanbury White. It was first published in 1958, and is mostly a composite of earlier works written between 1938 and 1941. The central theme is an exploration of human nature regarding power and justice, as …

33024. Tru Confessions

Janet Tashjian

Tru Confessions is the first novel by children’s book author Janet Tashjian. It is published by Henry Holt and Company; the paperback is published by Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan. It was the basis of a popular Disney TV movie with Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The book …

33025. Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

David Donald

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War is a book written by David Herbert Donald.

33026. Sunday's Silence

Gina B. Nahai

Sunday's Silence is the third novel from Gina B. Nahai and follows the story of a journalist searching for the truth about his father's death. The book was published in 2003 by Washington Square Press in the United States and became a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

33027. The Grandmother's Tale and Selected Stories

R. K. Narayan

The Grandmother's Tale and Selected Stories is a book by R. K. Narayan with illustrations by his brother R. K. Laxman published in 1994 by Viking Press. The book includes a novella, Grandmother's Tale and some other stories in the characteristic Narayan style that captures …

33030. Gehenna: The Final Night

Ari Marmell

Gehenna: The Final Night is a book published in 2004 that was written by Ari Marmell and edited by Jonathan Laden and Ana Balka.

33034. Will

Christopher Rush

Will is a historical fiction novel by Christopher Rush, published in 2007. It is told from the perspective of William Shakespeare as he writes his will. The book's film right were sold to Ben Kingsley's SBK pictures in 2007.

33035. The Court of All Kings

Jackie Cassada

The Court of All Kings is a book published in 1996 that was written by Jackie Cassada.

33044. The Missing Manatee

Cynthia DeFelice

The Missing Manatee is a book written by Cynthia DeFelice.

33048. From the Files of the Time Rangers

Richard Bowes

From the Files of the Time Rangers is a fix-up novel by Richard Bowes dealing with time travel and alternative history. Its foreword, "Rick Bowes: An Appreciation", is by Kage Baker, author of The Company novels. The novel was edited by Marty Halpern for Golden Gryphon Press. …

33049. From Black Rooms

Stephen Woodworth

From Black Rooms is the fourth science-fiction alternate history novel by Stephen Woodworth featuring the "Violet" detective Natalie Lindstrom. It was written in 2006, and released on Halloween.

33068. Weavers of War

David B. Coe

Weavers of War is a book published in 2007 that was written by David B. Coe.

33069. 1492 : the life and times of Juan Cabezón of Castile

Homero Aridjis

A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack. This is the formative period of the phenomenon known today as Crypto-Judaism, and Aridjis’s widely praised book, now …

33071. Lesbian/Woman

Del Martin

Lesbian/Woman is a 1972 book by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a foundational text of lesbian feminism.

33072. Throat Sprockets

Tim Lucas

Throat Sprockets is an erotic horror novel by Tim Lucas, published in 1994. It concerns an unnamed protagonist's obsessive quest to learn all he can about a mysterious film called Throat Sprockets. As fixation on the film consumes his personal life, he develops a sexual fetish …

33073. A Song of Sixpence

A. J. Cronin

A Song of Sixpence is a 1964 novel by A. J. Cronin about the coming to manhood of Laurence Carroll and his life in Scotland. Its sequel is A Pocketful of Rye. As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences growing up in Scotland for this book. The titles …

33077. Cogan's Trade

George V. Higgins

Cogan's Trade is a 1974 crime novel by George V. Higgins. The novel was Higgins's third novel centered on crime in Boston neighborhoods, following The Friends of Eddie Coyle and The Digger's Game. In Cogan's Trade, Cogan is a hitman who targets the person responsible for a …

33078. Amnesia

Douglas Cooper

Amnesia is a 1994 novel by Douglas Anthony Cooper and is his debut novel. The book was published in March 1994 by Hyperion Books and is the first entry in the Izzy Darlow series.

33079. Cults in Our Midst

Margaret Singer

Cults in Our Midst: The Hidden Menace in Our Everyday Lives is a nonfiction psychology book on cults, by Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich, Ph.D., with a foreword by Robert Jay Lifton. The book was published by Jossey-Bass in 1996 in hardcover format. In 1997, the book was …

33080. The Gold Bat

P. G. Wodehouse

The Gold Bat is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 13 September 1904 by Adam & Charles Black, London. Set at the fictional public school of Wrykyn, the novel tells of how two boys, O'Hara and Moriarty, tar and feather a statue of the local M.P. as a prank. They …

33081. A Very Private Life

Michael Frayn

A Very Private Life by Michael Frayn is a futuristic fairy tale that describes a young girl's futile quest to make meaningful contact with another human being.

33082. The Making of Americans

Gertrude Stein

The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress is a modernist novel by Gertrude Stein. The novel traces the genealogy, history, and psychological development of members of the fictional Hersland and Dehning families. Stein also includes frequent metafictional …

33086. Stopping at Slowyear

edited by Frederik Pohl

Stopping at Slowyear is a 1991 science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl.

33087. Chosen of the Gods

Chris Pierson

Chosen Of the Gods is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance campaign series, and is the first of a trilogy about the Kingpriest of Istar, Beldinas Pilofiro.

33088. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon

L. Neil Smith

Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon is a science fiction novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was written by L. Neil Smith and originally published in 1983 by Del Rey, a division of Ballantine Books. It is the second of three books in The Adventures of Lando …

33090. Circle dogs

Kevin Henkes

Circle Dogs is a children's picture book written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. It was published in 1998 by Greenwillow Books. The story is about a day in the life of two dachshunds and the family they live with. The book was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award …

33092. Koolaids: The Art of War

Rabih Alameddine

Koolaids: The Art of War is a novel written by Rabih Alameddine, an author and painter who lives in both San Francisco and Beirut. He grew up in the Middle East, in Kuwait and Lebanon. Published in 1998, Koolaids is Alameddine's first novel. The majority of the story takes place …

33095. Pontypool Changes Everything

Tony Burgess

The compelling, terrifying story of a devastating virus. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to kill someone? Wondered, in your darkest secret thoughts, about the taste of human flesh? What if you woke up and began your morning by devoting the rest of your life to a …

33096. The Empress of Mars

Kage Baker

"The Empress of Mars" is a science fiction novella published in 2003 by Kage Baker. It won the 2004 Sturgeon Award and was nominated for the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Novella as well as the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novella. The novella was expanded into a novel published in …

33103. 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.

33105. The Time of Your Life

William Saroyan

The Time of Your Life is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan. The play is the first drama to win both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play opened 25 October 1939 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. It was …

33114. Angle of Yaw

Бен Лернер

Library Journal honored Lerner's debut volume as a "Book of the Year."

33115. Beka Lamb

Zee Edgell

Beka Lamb is the debut novel from Belizean writer Zee Edgell, published in 1982 as part of the Heinemann Caribbean Writers Series. It won the Fawcett Society Book Prize in 1983 and was one of the first novels from Belize to gain international recognition. The book deals with …

33116. Reach for the sun

Charles Bukowski

Reach for the sun is a book containing letters written by Charles Bukowski.

33117. The Conscience of the Rich

C. P. Snow

The Conscience of the Rich is the seventh published of C. P. Snow's series of novels Strangers and Brothers, but the third according to the internal chronology. It details the lives of Charles, Katherine and their father, Leonard March, a wealthy Jewish family. Lewis Eliot …

33118. Twisted Summer

Willo Davis Roberts

Twisted Summer is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

33120. Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The …

James J. Sheehan

"Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe", is a 2009 non-fiction book about the rise of national pacifism in post-World War II Europe by James J. Sheehan.

33121. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Ernesto Laclau

Written in English in 1985 by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy is a work of political theory in the post-Marxist tradition. Developing several sharp divergences from the tenets of canonical Marxist thought, the authors begin by tracing …

33124. Out of the Everywhere and Other Extraordinary Visions

James Tiptree, Jr.

Out of the Everywhere, and Other Extraordinary Visions is a short story collection by James Tiptree, Jr that was first published in 1981 as a Del Rey Books paperback original. All but two of the stories had been previously published, four of them under the pseudonym Raccoona …

33125. Concluding

Henry Green

Concluding is a novel by British writer Henry Green first published in 1948. It is set entirely on the expansive and idyllic premises of a state-run institution for girls somewhere in rural England and chronicles the events of one summer's day—a Wednesday, and "Founder's Day"—in …

33128. Sent for You Yesterday

John Edgar Wideman

Sent for You Yesterday is a novel by the American writer John Edgar Wideman set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1970s. The novel tells the story of Albert Wilkes, who after seven years on the run, returns to Homewood, an African American neighborhood of the East End. Sent …

33129. The Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Riddell

The Emperor of Absurdia is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

33131. The Height of the Scream

Ramsey Campbell

The Height of the Scream is a collection of horror stories by author Ramsey Campbell. Released in 1976 in an edition of 4,348 copies, it was the author's third collection of stories to be published by Arkham House. It has since been reissued in various formats, most recently in …

33134. The Archaeology of Death and Burial

Michael Parker Pearson

The Archaeology of Death and Burial is an archaeological study by the English archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson, then a professor at the University of Sheffield. It was first published in 1999 by Sutton Publishing Limited, and later republished by The History Press. Parker …

33135. The Jazz Piano Book

Mark Levine

The Jazz Piano Book is a tutorial by Mark Levine that aims to summarise the musical theory, including jazz harmony, required by an aspiring jazz pianist. Upon its publication in 1989, it quickly garnered widespread praise from both established jazz musicians and educators for …

33137. 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 …

33139. China: Alive in the Bitter Sea

Fox Butterfield

China: Alive in the Bitter Sea is a book written by Fox Butterfield.

33140. 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.

33143. The Dark World

Henry Kuttner

The Dark World is a science fantasy novel by Henry Kuttner, noted for its influence on The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. The novel was first published in the July 1946 issue of Startling Stories, then reprinted in the Winter 1954 issue of Fantastic Story Magazine. Its …

33151. Saint Ronan's Well

Walter Scott

Saint Ronan's Well is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is the only novel he wrote with a 19th-century setting.

33152. Sherston's Progress

Siegfried Sassoon

Sherston's Progress is the final book of Siegfried Sassoon's semi-autobiographical trilogy. It is preceded by Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man and Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. The book starts with his arrival at 'Slateford War Hospital'. The famous neurologist W. H. R. Rivers is …

33153. Inside freight train

Donald Crews

Freight Train is a 24 page children's picture book written and illustrated by Donald Crews. It lacks any story, but rather describes the inner workings of a large cargo train. It was named one of 1979's Caldecott Honor books. It has been included in such lists of top children's …

33156. Watteau in Venice

Philippe Sollers

Watteau in Venice is a novel by French author Philippe Sollers published in 1991 by Editions Gallimard, later translated into English by Alberto Manguel, and then published in 1994 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The novel is a satirical story of art theft in Venice, including a …

33157. Fragments

Jeffry W. Johnston

Fragments is a book by Jeffry W. Johnston.

33158. Jason and Marceline

Jerry Spinelli

Jason and Marceline is a 1986 young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli. It is the sequel to Space Station Seventh Grade.

33160. 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 …

33163. Something Else

Kathryn Cave

Something Else is a children's picture book written by Kathryn Cave and illustrated by Chris Riddell. Cave and Riddell were awarded the very first international UNESCO prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance for Something Else. The book was …

33167. Who Made Stevie Crye?

Michael Bishop

Who Made Stevie Crye?, subtitled A Novel of the American South, is a horror novel by author Michael Bishop. It was released in 1984 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,591 copies, and later in paperback by Headline. It was the author's first novel and third book published by …

33168. The Northern Light

A. J. Cronin

The Northern Light is a 1958 novel by A. J. Cronin. In the story, The Northern Light is a respected local newspaper which has just resisted a takeover bid from a London conglomerate. The book is about the London company's unsuccessful attempt to ruin the paper by running a …

33171. 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..

33177. 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 …

33178. What Price Honor?

Dave Stern

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

33179. 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.

33182. 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.

33183. The Vanishers

Donald Hamilton

The Vanishers is the title of a spy novel by Donald Hamilton which was first published in 1986. It is the twenty-third book in a series of novels featuring the adventures of assassin Matt Helm.

33185. When a Monster is Born

Sean Taylor

When a Monster is Born is a children's book written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

33187. Urn Burial

Robert Westall

Urn Burial is a 1987 young adult science fiction novel by Robert Westall. It involves alien races who resemble cats and dogs.

33189. When They Lay Bare

Andrew Greig

When They Lay Bare is the third novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig.

33192. The Saint in Miami

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in Miami is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris featuring his creation, Simon Templar, alias The Saint. As with an earlier release, Follow the Saint, the order of publication for this book was changed. Instead of being published first in the United Kingdom …

33193. The Saint on the Spanish Main

Leslie Charteris

The Saint on the Spanish Main is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in 1955 by The Crime Club in the United States and Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom. This book continues the adventures of Simon Templar, alias The Saint, and is the …

33194. Beat Not the Bones

Charlotte Jay

Beat Not the Bones is a 1952 suspense novel by Charlotte Jay which won the inaugural Edgar award for best novel. The novel follows the actions of a sheltered young women who arrives in New Guinea from Australia, determined to find out what really happened to her husband, the …

33198. The Sword of Shannara

Terry Brooks

The Sword of Shannara is a 1977 epic fantasy novel by Terry Brooks. The first book of the Original Shannara Trilogy, it was followed by The Elfstones of Shannara and The Wishsong of Shannara. Heavily influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Brooks began writing The …



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