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. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Quintessential …

Douglas Adams

Panic! It's the last installment of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatization of Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams' famous "trilogy in five parts." While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford …

33005. 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 …

33008. The Price of the Ticket

James Baldwin

The Price of the Ticket is a collection of James Baldwin's writing that was published in 1985. It is a collection of essays spanning more than 40 years. These are Baldwin's commentaries on race in America.

33009. Coots in the North

Arthur Ransome

Coots in the North is the name given by Arthur Ransome's biographer, Hugh Brogan, to an incomplete Swallows and Amazons novel found in Ransome's papers. Brogan edited and published the first few chapters as a fragment with a selection of Ransome's other short stories in 1988. …

33014. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka

L. Neil Smith

Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka 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 last of three books in The Adventures of Lando …

33016. 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 …

33019. The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales (Evergreen …

Children's Classics

For generations, the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen have delighted readers with their originality, whimsy, and humorous treatment of such human foibles as vanity, snobbery, and greed. This collection of thirteen of the author's most popular stories is no exception.In …

33020. The Burden

Agatha Christie

The Burden is a novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Heinemann on 12 November 1956. Initially not published in the US, it was later issued as a paperback by Dell Publishing in September 1963. It was the last of six novels Christie wrote under the …

33022. The Lamplighter

Maria S. Cummins

The Lamplighter is a sentimental novel written by Maria Susanna Cummins and published in 1854, and a best-selling novel of its era.

33023. The Point of View of My Work as an Author

Søren Kierkegaard

The Point of View For my Work as an Author is an autobiographical account of the 19th century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard's use of his pseudonyms. It was written in 1848, published in part in 1851, and published in full posthumously in 1859. This work explains his …

33030. Across the Universe

Pamela Sargent

Across the Universe is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski.

33034. The Twin Dilemma

Carolyn Keene

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

33036. A Catalogue of Crime: A Reader's Guide to the …

Jacques Barzun

A Catalogue of Crime is a critique of crime fiction by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor, first published in 1971. The book was awarded a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1972. A revised and enlarged edition was published in 1989.

33037. It

Inger Christensen

It is a 1969 book of poetry by the Danish writer Inger Christensen. The book focuses on social criticism, and lines from it have frequently been quoted in the Danish political discourse. It received the Gyldne Laurbær for best Danish book of the year.

33039. Serpent and lily

Nikos Kazantzakis

Serpent and lily is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis.

33046. The Paradise Game

Brian Stableford

The Paradise Game is a book published in 1974 that was written by Brian Stableford.

33050. The Scarecrows

Robert Westall

The Scarecrows is a young-adult novel by Robert Westall, published by Chatto & Windus in 1981. It is a psychological novel with a supernatural twist, featuring a thirteen-year-old boy's reaction to his mother's courtship and remarriage six years after his father's death. It …

33051. 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 …

33052. Moe Howard and the Three Stooges

Moe Howard

Moe Howard and the Three Stooges is the autobiography of Moe Howard of The Three Stooges. He spent his final days writing his autobiography, which he tentatively titled I Stooged to Conquer. However, Howard fell ill with lung cancer in May 1975 and died before it could be …

33053. Symposion

Plato

33058. 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 …

33073. The Road to Lagoa Santa

Henrik Stangerup

The Road to Lagoa Santa is the book written by Henrik Stangerup.

33076. Judgment Night

C. L. Moore

Judgment Night is a 1952 collection of science fiction short stories by C. L. Moore. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1952 in an edition of 4,000 copies. The collection contains the stories that Moore selected as the best of her longer work. The stories all originally …

33078. 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 …

33084. Dage

Dorthe Nors

33092. A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living

Michael Dahlie

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

33099. The Grass Widow

Teri Holbrook

The Grass Widow is a book written by Teri Holbrook.

33101. Gun in Cheek

Bill Pronzini

Gun in Cheek is a book written by Bill Pronzini.

33114. Islands of Slaves

Thorkild Hansen

Islands of Slaves is a 1970 novel by Danish author Thorkild Hansen. It won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1971.

33123. 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 …



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