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.

33401. 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 …

33402. 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 …

33404. 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 …

33405. 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 …

33406. William Does His Bit

Richmal Crompton

William Does His Bit is the 23rd book of children's short stories in the Just William series by Richmal Crompton. This book contains 10 stories. It was first published in 1940, and the first published versions are now collectors' items and relatively rare. Like its immediate …

33407. Affirmative Action Around the World

Thomas Sowell

Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study is a 2004 nonfiction work by economist Thomas Sowell.

33408. 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 …

33410. 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 …

33412. 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, …

33414. The Glory Boys

Gerald Seymour

The Glory Boys is a book written by Gerald Seymour.

33415. Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

Tomie dePaola

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

33416. 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.

33418. 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 …

33419. 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 …

33421. Fire in the Minds of Men

James H. Billington

Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith is a book about the spread of ideas written by James H. Billington, the current Librarian of Congress.

33423. 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 …

33424. The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood

Jeremy Campbell

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

33426. Back

Henry Green

Back is a novel written by British writer Henry Green and published in 1946.

33429. Means of Evil

Ruth Rendell

Means of Evil is a collection of short stories by British writer Ruth Rendell. All the stories feature her popular protagonist Inspector Wexford, and fill in important gaps in the chronology of the series, such as Inspector Burden's second marriage. They are not considered part …

33431. 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.

33432. Phaidon Design Classics

Editors of Phaidon

Phadion Design Classics is a British three volume set of reference books on industrial design since the 1600s. It lists 999 objects that the editorial team chose as design classics. Alan Fletcher was the art director for the project.

33433. 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.

33434. 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.

33435. The Detective

Roderick Thorp

The Detective is a thriller/detective novel by author Roderick Thorp, first published hardcover in 1966. It was made into the 1968 movie of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, as Detective Joe Leland. Billed as, "An adult look at police life," The Detective went on to become …

33436. 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.

33439. 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 …

33440. The Legacy of Vashna

Joe Dever

The Legacy of Vashna was the sixteenth book of the Lone Wolf book series written by Joe Dever and now illustrated by Brian Williams.

33441. 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 …

33444. Goats

Mark Poirier

Goats is a 2000 novel written by Mark Jude Poirier published by Hyperion with the strapline "Girls, ganga and goat-trekking"

33450. The Twin Dilemma

Carolyn Keene

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

33453. Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America

John McWhorter

Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America is a book by John McWhorter.

33454. The Hostage of Zir

L. Sprague de Camp

The Hostage of Zir is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the seventh book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and the fifth of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. Chronologically it is the third Krishna novel. It was first …

33456. Language Made Plain

Anthony Burgess

Language Made Plain by Anthony Burgess is a brief overview of the field of linguistics. Without dealing specifically with any one language, it provides an introduction to semantics, phonetics, and the development of language. Burgess later incorporated most of Language Made …

33457. Nothing at all

Wanda Gag

Nothing at All is a book by Wanda Gág.

33458. Sam the Cat Detective

Linda Stewart

Sam the Cat Detective is a book by Linda Stewart.

33459. The Cage

Tom Abraham

The Cage is a book by Tom Abraham about his time spent serving in the United States Army in Vietnam and thereafter. It caused controversy among veterans of the war when it was revealed that he had never been missing from his unit as claimed in the book.

33460. 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 …

33461. Slow Motion Riot

Peter Blauner

Slow Motion Riot is a book by Peter Blauner.

33462. 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. …

33463. 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 …

33464. W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the …

David L. Lewis

W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 is the second installment of historian David Levering Lewis's two-part biography of W.E.B. Du Bois published by Henry Holt and Company in 2000. The book deals with Du Bois's involvement in the Harlem …

33466. Serpent and lily

Nikos Kazantzakis

Serpent and lily is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis.

33470. Israel Potter

Herman Melville

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile is the eighth book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in serial form in Putnam's Monthly magazine between July 1854 and March 1855, and in book form by G. P. Putnam & Co. in March 1855. A pirated edition was also …

33472. The Jukebox Queen of Malta

Nicholas Rinaldi

The Jukebox Queen of Malta is the second novel by American author Nicholas Rinaldi, first published in 1999 by Bantam Press.

33474. 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.

33476. Castle Rackrent

Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent, a short novel by Maria Edgeworth published in 1800, is often regarded as the first historical novel, the first regional novel in English, the first Anglo-Irish novel, the first Big House novel and the first saga novel. It is also widely regarded as the first …

33480. A Little Tour in France

Henry James

A Little Tour in France is a book of travel writing by Henry James. Originally published under the title En Province in 1883–1884 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, the book recounts a six-week tour James made of many provincial towns in France, including Tours, Bourges, …

33484. Guards! Guards! - The Play

Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards! - The Play is a book published in 1997 that was written by Stephen Briggs and Terry Pratchett.

33485. 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 …

33486. 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 …

33487. 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 …

33488. A Time for Judas

Morley Callaghan

A Time for Judas is a novel by Canadian author Morley Callaghan, published by Macmillan of Canada in 1983. It tells the story of a man in modern times who discovers tablets written by a scribe named Philo of Crete or Philo the Greek. In the story, these tablets are from the time …

33489. The Pixilated Peeress

L. Sprague de Camp

The Pixilated Peeress is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp. It is the second book in his sequence of two Neo-Napolitanian novels, following The Incorporated Knight. It was first published in hardcover by Del Rey Books in August 1991, and …

33490. 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 …

33491. 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 …

33492. Symposion

Plato

33493. Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny

Frank Burt Freidel

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny is a book written by Frank Burt Freidel.

33499. 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.

33500. 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 …

33501. Irish Eyes

Andrew Greeley

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

33504. Steel Rose

Kara Dalkey

Steel Rose is a fantasy novel by the American writer Kara Dalkey. Set in 1990s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it tells the story of T.J. Kaminski, a performance artist who is desperate to jumpstart her career. In a secret corner of Schenley Park, she conjures up elves with the power …

33506. Before the Golden Age

Isaac Asimov

Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s is an anthology of 25 science fiction stories from 1930s pulp magazines, edited by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. It also includes "Big Game", a short story written by Asimov in 1941 and never sold. The …

33507. 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. …

33508. 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 …

33510. The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD …

Marshall Kirk McKusick

The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System is a book written by Marshall Kirk McKusick, Keith Bostic, Michael J. Karels, and John S. Quarterman.

33514. The Temple Bombing

Melissa Fay Greene

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

33516. Profit from the Core

Chris Zook

Profit from the Core: Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence is a non-fiction book on business strategy by American business consultant Chris Zook with James Allen. This is the first book in his Profit from the Core trilogy. The book is followed by Beyond the Core released in …

33517. Mountain Cat

Rex Stout

Mountain Cat is a mystery novel by Rex Stout, first published in book form in 1939. The story first appeared in the June 1939 issue of The American Magazine, abridged and titled Dark Revenge.

33518. 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 …

33519. 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 …

33520. 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 …

33524. The Big Fix

Roger L. Simon

The Big Fix is a book written by Roger L. Simon.

33525. Call for the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Call for the Saint is a collection of two mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United States in 1948 by The Crime Club, and later the same year in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton. This book continues the adventures of Charteris' creation, Simon …

33527. Tempted Champions

Yvonne Navarro

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

33530. Billingsgate Shoal

Rick Boyer

Billingsgate Shoal is a book by Rick Boyer.

33531. A Brother's Blood

Michael C. White

A Brother's Blood is a book written by Michael C. White.

33532. 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.

33535. 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.

33539. 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 …

33543. Sacrificial Ground

Thomas H. Cook

Sacrificial Ground is a book written by Thomas H. Cook.

33544. Gun in Cheek

Bill Pronzini

Gun in Cheek is a book written by Bill Pronzini.

33546. The Count and the Confession: A True Murder Mystery

John Taylor

The Count and the Confession: A True Murder Mystery is a book by John Taylor.

33553. 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 …

33554. Me . . . Jane

Patrick McDonnell

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

33556. Space Tug

Murray Leinster

Space Tug is a YA science fiction novel by author Murray Leinster. It was published in 1953 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 5,000 copies. It is the second novel in the author's Joe Kenmore series. Groff Conklin gave it a mixed review in Galaxy, noting that it held "plenty …

33557. What Price Honor?

Dave Stern

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

33561. 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.

33562. 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.

33566. 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 …

33570. 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 …

33572. 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.

33573. Timeless

Gail Carriger

Timeless is a steampunk paranormal romance novel by Gail Carriger. Released on February 28, 2012, by Orbit Books, Timeless is the fifth and final book in the New York Times best-selling "The Parasol Protectorate" series, each featuring Alexia Tarabotti, a woman without a soul, …

33596. 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.

33598. 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.

33600. 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 …



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