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. Bertha Von Suttner: A Life for Peace (Syracuse …

Brigitte Hamann

Austrian writer and peace activist Bertha von Suttner was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As founder of the Austrian and German Peace Associations and the author of a number of novels and several works on peace, von Suttner's name became synonymous worldwide with …

33407. Death Wish

Brian Garfield

Death Wish is a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield.

33412. Roy & Al

Ralf König

Roy & Al is a book written by Ralf Konig.

33415. 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 …

33416. No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the …

Edgardo Vega Yunqué

No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again is a 2003 novel by Edgardo Vega Yunqué. The author has called it a "jazz novel." Bill Bailey is set in New York City in the 1980s, and tells the saga of Billy …

33428. 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.

33429. John Clare

Jonathan Bate

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

33430. 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 …

33434. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

33436. Divina Trace

Robert Antoni

Divina Trace is an experimental novel by Robert Antoni, and the winner of the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first novel. It tells the story of the fictional island-nation of Corpus Christi coming into its own identity. The central narrator, Johnny Domingo, relays the …

33439. 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 …

33442. The Perilous Road

William O. Steele

The Perilous Road is a novel, published in 1958 by William O. Steele. The book is set in Eastern Tennessee during the time of the American Civil War. In 1959, The Perilous Road was awarded the Newbery Honor.

33445. 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.

33452. 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.

33457. 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 …

33458. 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 …

33459. Reef of Death

Paul Zindel

Reef of Death is a 1998 young adult novel by Paul Zindel published by HarperCollins and Hyperion and is the fifth book of "The Zone Unknown" series. Set in Australia, it is an adventure story with elements of horror.

33460. David Copperfield

Charles Dickens

David Copperfield, is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published as a serial in 1849–50, and as a book in 1850. Many elements of the novel follow events in Dickens' own life, and it is probably the most autobiographical of his novels. In the preface to the 1867 …

33462. Going Postal

Terry Pratchett

Going Postal is Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel, released in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2004. Unlike most of Pratchett's Discworld novels, Going Postal is divided into chapters, a feature previously seen only in Pratchett's children's books and the Science of …

33464. 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.

33465. Mudd's Angels

J. A. Lawrence

Mudd's Angels is a book published in 1978 that was written by J. A. Lawrence.

33466. Across the Universe

Pamela Sargent

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

33471. Out of Space and Time

Clark Ashton Smith

Out of Space and Time is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1942 and was the third book published by Arkham House. 1,054 copies were printed. A British hardcover appeared from Neville Spearman in …

33472. Hotel Lautréamont

John Ashbery

Hotel Lautréamont is a 1992 poetry collection by the American writer John Ashbery. The title comes from the symbolist poet Comte de Lautréamont.

33473. 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 …

33476. 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 …

33477. Nothing at all

Wanda Gag

Nothing at All is a book by Wanda Gág.

33482. The American Language

H. L. Mencken

The American Language, first published in 1919, is H. L. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States. Mencken was inspired by "the argot of the colored waiters" in Washington, as well as one of his favorite authors, Mark Twain, and his experiences on …

33492. John Halifax, Gentleman

Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

John Halifax, Gentleman is a novel by Dinah Craik, first published in 1856. The novel was adapted for television by the BBC in 1974.

33494. Human Is

Philip K. Dick

"Human Is" is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. It was first published in Startling Stories, Winter 1955. The plot centers on the crisis facing a woman whose cold and emotionally abusive husband returns from a survey mission to the dying planet Rexor IV, changed …

33497. Imperial China: 900–1800

Frederick W. Mote

Imperial China: 900–1800 is a book of history written by F. W. Mote, Professor of Chinese History and Civilization, Emeritus, at Princeton University. The book was published in 1999 by Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-01212-7.

33500. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The young Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from repeated nightmares of living a double life, in which by day he worked as a respectable doctor and by night he roamed the back alleys of old-town Edinburgh. In three days of furious writing, he produced a story about his dream …

33505. 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 …

33506. 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.

33508. Psycho House

Robert Bloch

Psycho House is a 1990 novel that Robert Bloch wrote as a sequel to his 1959 novel Psycho and 1982 novel Psycho II. The novel is not related to the 1986 film Psycho III or the 1990 film Psycho IV: The Beginning. However, it may have been inspired by the telefilm Bates Motel.

33510. 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..

33512. Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety

Sigmund Freud

Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety is the 1926 book written by Sigmund Freud.

33519. Winter hawk

Craig Thomas

Winter Hawk is a 1987 thriller novel written by Craig Thomas. It is the novel set within a larger continuum linking many of Thomas’s other books, including some characters last seen in Firefox Down, itself a sequel to Thomas’s Firefox. Though the featured character is Mitchell …

33527. James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007

John Pearson

James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007 by John Pearson, is a fictional biography of James Bond, first published in 1973; Pearson also wrote the biography The Life of Ian Fleming. The Authorized Biography of 007 was not commissioned by Glidrose Publications. It originated as …

33528. 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.

33530. Windswept House: A Vatican Novel

Malachi Martin

Windswept House: A Vatican Novel is a novel by Roman Catholic priest and theologian Malachi Martin. The book charts the turmoil within the Catholic faith and within Vatican City.

33532. Strange Justice

Jane Mayer

Strange Justice is a book written by Jane Mayer.

33533. The Stephen King Illustrated Companion

Bev Vincent

The Stephen King Illustrated Companion is a book written by Bev Vincent.

33534. 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 …

33536. Antigone

Bertolt Brecht

Antigone, also known as The Antigone of Sophocles, is an adaptation by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht of Hölderlin's translation of Sophocles' tragedy. It was first performed at the Chur Stadttheater in Switzerland in 1948, with Brecht's second wife Helene Weigel, in the …

33545. 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.

33546. 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 …

33547. Other Bells for Us to Ring

Robert Cormier

Other Bells for Us to Ring is the U.S. author Robert Cormier’s first novel for young readers. Prior to this he published three novels for adults, six novels for teenagers and one volume of short stories for teenagers. The book was published in the United Kingdom in 1991 under …

33549. The Hungry Tiger of Oz

Ruth Plumly Thompson

The Hungry Tiger of Oz is the twentieth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the sixth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was Illustrated by John R. Neill.

33551. Witch Hill

Marcus Sedgwick

Witch Hill is a book written by Marcus Sedgwick.

33555. 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 …

33559. Sano Ichiro, V.14 - The Cloud Pavilion

Laura Joh Rowland

A fortress in the sky... Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative since …

33560. 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 …

33563. 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.

33574. 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"

33575. Venus and Adonis

William Shakespeare

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592–1593, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective to present contrasting views of the nature of love.

33588. 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.

33593. 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 …

33595. 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.

33596. 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.

33597. 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.

33598. Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic …

Deborah Feldman

The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape.The Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism is as mysterious as it is intriguing to outsiders. In this arresting …

33599. The Bone Season

Samantha Shannon

A TODAY BOOK CLUB PICK! It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting …

33600. Finders Keepers

Stephen King

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s …



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