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.

33201. 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 …

33202. Eve's Ransom

George Gissing

Between 1880 and 1903 George Gissing wrote 23 novels. His early works were naturalistic and later he wrote in a realistic style. Gissing it considered to be a late Victorian author. Eve's Ransom was written in 1895. Eve's Ransom is a story of a young man who loves a woman who …

33203. Two Cities

John Edgar Wideman

Two Cities is a novel by the American writer John Edgar Wideman set in the Pennsylvania cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia during the 1990s. The novel tells the story of Kassima, a widow in mourning for her husband and two sons who died in the streets of Pittsburgh. Martin …

33205. 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 …

33208. 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 …

33209. She and Allan

H. Rider Haggard

She and Allan is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first published in 1921. It brought together his two most popular characters, Ayesha from She, and Allan Quatermain from King Solomon's Mines. Its significance was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company …

33210. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

Stephen King

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction published by Night Shade Books in January 2008, edited by John Joseph Adams. The anthology includes 22 stories, plus an introduction by the editor. According to the anthology's official web site, …

33211. Between Barack and a hard place

Tim Wise

Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama is a non-fiction book by the anti-racist writer and educator Tim Wise, published by City Lights in 2009. In the book Wise argues that the election of Barack Obama did not signal the end of racism in …

33212. 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 …

33213. 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.

33215. Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

Tomie dePaola

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona is a book published in 1986 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

33216. Soldiers and Slaves

Roger Cohen

Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble is a 2005 history of World War II by New York Times reporter Roger Cohen. It recounts the ordeals suffered by the 550 American prisoners of war shipped into eastern Germany during the winter of 1944–1945.

33219. John Keats

Walter Jackson Bate

The life of Keats provides a unique opportunity for the study of literary greatness and of what permits or encourages its development. Its interest is deeply human and moral, in the most capacious sense of the words. In this authoritative biography--the first full-length life of …

33220. John Clare

Jonathan Bate

John Clare: A Biography is a book written by Jonathan Bate.

33221. Monolithos

Jack Gilbert

Monolithos, Poems 1962 and 1982 is the second book of poetry by American poet Jack Gilbert. It was nominated for all three major American book awards: the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and the American Book Award. The same year Monolithos was …

33223. Enderby Outside

Anthony Burgess

Enderby Outside, first published in 1968 in London by William Heinemann, is the second volume in the Enderby series of comic novels by Anthony Burgess.

33225. Inside the Neolithic Mind

J. David Lewis-Williams

Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods is a cognitive archaeological study of Neolithic religious beliefs in Europe co-written by the archaeologists David Lewis-Williams and David Pearce, both of the University of the Witwatersrand in …

33227. The Corn Grows Ripe

Dorothy Rhoads

The Corn Grows Ripe is a book by Dorothy Rhoads.

33228. The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood

Jeremy Campbell

The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood is a book by Jeremy Campbell.

33230. The Life of Graham Greene: Volume III, 1955-1991

Norman Sherry

The Life of Graham Greene: Volume III, 1955-1991 is a book by Norman Sherry.

33231. The Fever Tree

Ruth Rendell

The Fever Tree is a collection of short stories by British author Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1982.

33234. 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.

33237. 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.

33240. Amazons

Don DeLillo & Sue Buck

Amazons is a novel co-written by Don DeLillo, published under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell in 1980. The subtitle is An Intimate Memoir By the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League. The book was a collaboration with a former co-worker of DeLillo's, Sue Buck, and …

33241. 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.

33242. High Couch of Silistra

Janet Morris

Returning Creation is the alternate title for High Couch of Silistra, the first book in the Silistra quartet, by Janet Morris. Published in 1977 by Bantam Books, High Couch of Silistra was the debut title of her writing career. It was one of the first science fiction/fantasy …

33243. Dorothea Dreams

Suzy McKee Charnas

Dorothea Dreams is a 1986 novel by award winning American author Suzy McKee Charnas.

33246. Bonita Faye

Margaret Moseley

Bonita Faye is a book written by Margaret Moseley.

33248. 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.

33251. Nothing at all

Wanda Gag

Nothing at All is a book by Wanda Gág.

33252. Amazons II

Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Amazons II is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, with a cover by Michael Whelan. Following up her earlier anthology Amazons!, it consists like its predecessor volume of works featuring female protagonists by female authors. It was first …

33256. Slow Motion Riot

Peter Blauner

Slow Motion Riot is a book by Peter Blauner.

33257. The American Claimant

Mark Twain

The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author to do so. This was also an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, the first of its kind in …

33258. Versed

Rae Armantrout

Versed is a book of poetry written by Rae Armantrout and published by Wesleyan University Press in 2009. It won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry after being named a finalist for the National Book Award. Armantrout is …

33260. The Pawnbroker

Edward Lewis Wallant

The Pawnbroker is a novel by Edward Lewis Wallant which tells the story of Sol Nazerman, a concentration camp survivor who suffers flashbacks of his past Nazi imprisonment as he tries to cope with his daily life operating a pawn shop in East Harlem. It was adapted into a motion …

33264. The Paradise Game

Brian Stableford

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

33265. Stranglers' Moon

E. E. "Doc" Smith

Stranglers' Moon is a 1976 science fiction novel written by Stephen Goldin, the second book in the Family D'Alembert series, the first of which was expanded by Goldin from a novella by E.E. “Doc” Smith.

33268. 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 …

33269. 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 …

33271. Alias the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Alias the Saint is a collection of three mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom in May 1931 by Hodder and Stoughton. This was the sixth book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, also known as "The Saint". The three stories had …

33273. The Glory That Was

L. Sprague de Camp

The Glory That Was is a science fiction novel by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in the science fiction magazine Startling Stories for April, 1952, and subsequently published in book form in hardcover by Avalon Books in 1960 and in paperback by Paperback Library in …

33274. The Burnt Ones

Patrick White

The Burnt Ones is a collection of eleven short stories by Australian writer Patrick White, first published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1964. Penguin Books published it in 1968 with reprints in 1972 and 1974. Each story in the collection, whose title refers to people burnt by …

33276. Berserk

Ally Kennen

Berserk is a young adult novel by Ally Kennen, published in 2007. It has been shortlisted for the 2008 Manchester Book Award and longlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal. Like Beast and Bedlam, there will be a new edition of the book in May which features a new cover.

33278. Jimmy Coates: Killer

Joe Craig

Jimmy Coates: Killer is a 2005 novel written by Joe Craig. The story revolves around 11-year-old Jimmy Coates and is mostly set in the fictional dictatorship of the "Neo-Democratic State of Great Britain". It is the first novel in the Jimmy Coates series. Shortly after the UK …

33280. Angel Eyes

Loren D. Estleman

Angel Eyes is the novel by Loren D. Estleman, second in Private Investigator Amos Walker series.

33281. A Charmed Life

Mary McCarthy

A Charmed Life is a 1955 novel written by American novelist Mary McCarthy.

33283. George Washington's Socks

Elvira Woodruff

George Washington's Socks is a 1991 children's novel by Elvira Woodruff. It was published by Scholastic Books and is the first book in her Time Travel Adventures series. The book has been used in classrooms to teach children about social studies and American history.

33284. A Vaudeville of Devils: Seven Moral Tales

Robert Girardi

A Vaudeville of Devils: 7 Moral Tales is a collection of short stories and novellas by Robert Girardi.

33285. Embrace

Mark Behr

Embrace is a 2001 novel by South African author Mark Behr. Embrace is the story of the sexual awakening of Karl De Man, a 13-year-old pupil at the Berg, an exclusive boys' school in South Africa in the 1970s. Karl's time at school is interwoven with descriptions of his time at …

33287. 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 …

33289. 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

33290. 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 …

33291. A Coat of Varnish

C. P. Snow

A Coat of Varnish is a book written by C. P. Snow.

33293. 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. …

33294. The Grave

James Heneghan

The Grave is a time travel novel by Canadian author James Heneghan, set in 1970s Liverpool and in Ireland and Liverpool in the mid-nineteenth century. The novel was published in 2000.

33296. The Road to Lagoa Santa

Henrik Stangerup

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

33297. 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 …

33301. Pagan Theology

Michael York

Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion is a taxonomical study of various world religions which argues for a new definition of the word "paganism". It was written by the British religious studies scholar Michael York of Bath Spa University and first published by New York …

33302. 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 …

33305. Dage

Dorthe Nors

33308. 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 …

33310. Ratha's Challenge

Clare Bell

Ratha's Challenge is the fourth book in The Books of the Named series of young adult prehistoric fiction novels by Clare Bell.

33311. The Conduct of Major Maxim

Gavin Lyall

The Conduct of Major Maxim is a third person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1982, and the second of his series of novels with the character “Harry Maxim” as the main protagonist.

33312. The Well of Darkness

Randall Garrett

The Well of Darkness is a book published in 1984 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

33313. A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living

Michael Dahlie

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

33315. The Bronze of Eddarta

Randall Garrett

The Bronze of Eddarta is a book published in 1983 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

33316. Realms of the Elves

Philip Athans

Realms of the Elves is a fantasy anthology novel edited by Philip Athans, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is part of "The Last Mythal" series. It was published in paperback in February 2006.

33317. The Last Billable Hour

Susan Wolfe

The Last Billable Hour is a book by Susan Wolfe.

33318. Transit to Scorpio

Kenneth Bulmer

Transit to Scorpio is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, volume 1 in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in the …

33319. Gods of Aberdeen

Micah Nathan

Gods of Aberdeen is a novel written by Micah Nathan, published in June 2005 by Simon & Schuster. It was translated into Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese with the title The Last Alchemist. The novel is written in first-person, and follows the freshman year of the …

33321. 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.

33326. 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 …

33327. 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 …

33329. Amanda

Candice F. Ransom

Amanda is a novel written by Candice F. Ransom. It is the first in the Sunfire series series of thirty-two books. It was published by Scholastic Press in 1984, and is 346 pages long. It is currently an out-of-print book, though the trademark is still held by Scholastic Press.

33330. Gun in Cheek

Bill Pronzini

Gun in Cheek is a book written by Bill Pronzini.

33333. 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 …

33338. Stronghold Rising

Lisanne Norman

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

33339. Curse of the Black Heron

Holly Lisle

Curse of the Black Heron is a book published in 1998 that was written by Holly Lisle.

33340. To The Last Breath

Carlton Stowers

To The Last Breath is a book written by Carlton Stowers.

33342. Heat

Nancy Holder

Heat is an original novel based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Tagline: "An original crossover novel based on the hit television series created by Joss Whedon & David Greenwalt"

33343. Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++

Mark Allen Weiss

Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++ is a book written by Mark Allen Weiss.

33344. A Mere Interlude

Thomas Hardy

"A Mere Interlude" is a short story by Thomas Hardy. It was first published in The Bolton Weekly Journal in October 1885. The story was reprinted in the collection A Changed Man and Other Tales.

33345. Ocean Under the Ice

Robert L. Forward

Ocean Under the Ice is a science fiction novel by Robert L. Forward. It is part of the Rocheworld series, about an expedition to explore planets found in orbit around Barnard's Star. It was written after Marooned on Eden, but is before it in the continuity. This is the third …

33346. Wall Around a Star

edited by Frederik Pohl

Wall Around a Star is the second book of the Saga of Cuckoo series, following Farthest Star. The author is Frederik Pohl, in collaboration with Jack Williamson. The book was published by Del Rey Books on January 12, 1983, with an ISBN of 0-345-28995-1. The cover art for the 1983 …

33347. 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.

33348. 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 …

33353. Image

Mel Odom

Image is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

33355. Forest

Sonya Hartnett

Forest is a novel written by the award-winning Australian novelist, Sonya Hartnett. It was first published in 2001 in Australia by Viking.

33356. Dead man's cell phone

Sarah Ruhl

Dead Man's Cell Phone is a play by Sarah Ruhl. It explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. The play was awarded a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play.

33372. How Hedley Hopkins did a dare, robbed a grave, made …

Paul Jennings

Hedley Hopkins has a few problems: he is the new kid at school, straight off the boat from England in the 1950s. The only friends he has made are the kids at the Loony Bin especially bald headed, long armed Victor. But if he could just fulfil a dare and dig out the hideous skull …

33374. Prison Blues

Anna C Salter

Prison Blues is a book written by Anna C Salter.

33387. Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization

Alan Dean Foster

Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization is a book published in 2009 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

33388. The Age of Bronze

Rob Kidd

The Age of Bronze is a book published in 2006 that was written by Rob Kidd.

33391. Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits

T. D. Jakes

Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits is a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional nominated book by T. D. Jakes.

33393. Grandpa Green

Lane Smith

Grandpa Green is a children’s book by author and illustrator Lane Smith. It was published by Roaring Brook Press in 2011 and was selected as a Caldecott Honor Book in 2012.

33398. The Screwtape Letters

C. S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel by C. S. Lewis. It is written in a satirical, epistolary style and while it is fictional in format, the plot and characters are used to address Christian theological issues, primarily those to do with temptation and …

33400. A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki

A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one …



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