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. Death Wish

Brian Garfield

Death Wish is a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield.

33403. Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

John D'Emilio

Lost Prophet : The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin is a book written by John D'Emilio.

33404. The Spirit House

William Sleator

The Spirit House is a 1993 young adult novel by William Sleator. It was later followed up with the 1997 Dangerous Wishes.

33406. Belchamber

Howard Sturgis

Belchamber is a 1904 novel by Howard Sturgis.

33407. Right and Left

Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth has been described as "one of the greatest writers in German of this century" (The Times).With tragic foresight, Right and Left, first published in 1929, evokes the nightlife, corruption, political unrest, and economic tyranny of Berlin in the twenties, the same …

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 …

33413. The Crimson Circle

Edgar Wallace

The Crimson Circle is a 1922 crime novel by the British writer Edgar Wallace. Scotland Yard tackle a secret league of blackmailers known as The Crimson Circle.

33415. Song of the Gargoyle

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Song of the Gargoyle is a 1991 book for young readers by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Set in the middle ages, it tells the story of a young boy named Tymmon who lives with his father Komus, the court jester of Austerneve. When Komus is abducted by an anonymous man with a Black …

33416. 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 …

33417. 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 …

33419. Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

Oskar Morgenstern

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 …

33420. The Monastery

Walter Scott

The Monastery: a Romance is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Along with The Abbot, it is one of Scott's Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Elizabethan period.

33421. 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 …

33422. 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 …

33423. 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.

33424. 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.

33426. 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 …

33427. Predator: Forever Midnight

John Shirley

Predator: Forever Midnight is a book published in 2006 that was written by John Shirley.

33428. 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 …

33429. Back

Henry Green

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

33430. 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 …

33432. The Theory of Evolution

John Maynard Smith

The Theory of Evolution is a book by English evolutionary biologist and geneticist John Maynard Smith, originally published in 1958 in time for 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the centenary of the publication of The Origin of Species the following year. It …

33435. The Well at the World's End

William Morris

The Well at the World's End is a fantasy novel by the British artist, poet, and author William Morris. It was first published in 1896 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably in two parts as the twentieth and twenty-first volumes of the Ballantine Adult …

33437. The Coming of the New Deal, Vol. II, The Age of …

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The Coming of the New Deal, Vol. II, The Age of Roosevelt is a book written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

33439. Little Wizard stories of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Little Wizard Stories of Oz is a set of six short stories written for young children by L. Frank Baum, the creator of the Oz books. The six tales were published in separate small booklets, "Oz books in miniature," in 1913, and then in a collected edition in 1914 with …

33440. The Bombay Boomerang

Franklin W. Dixon

The Bombay Boomerang is Volume 49 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Vincent Buranelli in 1970.

33443. 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.

33444. Bonita Faye

Margaret Moseley

Bonita Faye is a book written by Margaret Moseley.

33445. Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Prodigy

Arthur Byron Cover

Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Prodigy is a book written in 1988 by Arthur Byron Cover. It is part of the series Isaac Asimov's Robot City, which are inspired by Isaac Asimov's Robot series.

33446. Goats

Mark Poirier

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

33447. 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.

33448. Mudd's Angels

J. A. Lawrence

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

33456. 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.

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 …

33464. 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.

33466. 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 …

33468. Beer in the Snooker Club

Waguih Ghali

This reissue of the late Waguih Ghali's only novel makes us mourn his loss all the more keenly. A plainspoken writer of consummate wryness, grace, and humor, the Egyptian author chronicles the lives of a polyglot Cairene upper crust, shortly after the fall of King Farouk, who …

33470. Serpent and lily

Nikos Kazantzakis

Serpent and lily is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis.

33471. 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.

33474. Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel

William Trevor

Mrs. Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel is a novel written by William Trevor, first published by The Bodley Head in 1969. The book was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1970.

33479. Imaginary Worlds: The Art of Fantasy

Lin Carter

Imaginary Worlds: the Art of Fantasy is a study of the modern literary fantasy genre written by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in June, 1973 as the fifty-eighth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series; it was the only …

33480. The Paradise Game

Brian Stableford

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

33482. 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 …

33484. 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 …

33485. 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 …

33487. Shooting Sean

Colin Bateman

Shooting Sean is the fourth novel of the Dan Starkey series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 8 May 2001 through Harper Collins. The novel was named by Hugh Macdonald as one of The Heralds "paperbacks of the week" in June 2001.

33488. The North Ship

Philip Larkin

The North Ship is a collection of poems by Philip Larkin, and was published in 1945 by Reginald A. Caton's Fortune Press. Caton did not pay his writers and expected them to buy a certain number of copies themselves. A similar arrangement had been used in 1934 by Dylan Thomas for …

33489. 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.

33490. Jasmine Nights

S. P. Somtow

Jasmine Nights is a 1994 novel by the Thai author S.P. Somtow, first published by Hamish Hamilton in the United Kingdom in book form after first being serialized in weekly installments in the Bangkok Post. The U.S. edition, from St. Martin's Press, followed in 1995. It is a …

33491. Where the Buffaloes Begin

Olaf Baker

Where the Buffaloes Begin is a book written by Olaf Baker and illustrated by Stephen Gammell.

33492. The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Russell Freedman

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane is a book by Russell Freedman.

33493. Frontier Living

Edwin Tunis

Frontier Living is a book by Edwin Tunis.

33494. The Secret River

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Secret River is a children's fantasy book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of the The Yearling. Published in 1955, The Secret River received a Newbery Honor Award. The first edition, illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Leonard Weisgard, was issued after Rawlings' death. …

33496. 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 …

33497. Symposion

Plato

33504. 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.

33505. 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 …

33506. 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 …

33510. The Devil Finds Work

James Baldwin

The Devil Finds Work is a book length essay by writer James Baldwin. Published in 1976, it is both a memoir of his experiences watching movies and a critique of the racial politics of American cinema. It opens with a discussion of a Joan Crawford film, which is the first movie …

33512. 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 …

33515. The Road to Lagoa Santa

Henrik Stangerup

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

33518. 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 …

33519. 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.

33520. The Unknown Industrial Prisoner

David Ireland

The Unknown Industrial Prisoner is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author David Ireland.

33523. 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 …

33524. Outcast

José Latour

Outcast is a book written by Jose Latour.

33526. Dragon Death

Gael Baudino

Dragon Death is a novel written by Gael Baudino and published in 1992. It is the third in the Dragonsword Trilogy. The other novels are Dragonsword and Duel of Dragons.

33527. 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 …

33530. Dage

Dorthe Nors

33533. Ratha and Thistle-chaser

Clare Bell

Ratha and Thistle-Chaser is a young adult novel, third in the series The Books of the Named by Clare Bell. The series follows a group of sentient, prehistoric large cats called the Named, led by the female cat, Ratha. It also deals with their struggles against the group of …

33534. 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 …

33536. The Fairy Caravan

Beatrix Potter

The Fairy Caravan is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published in 1929.

33537. Tribes of Redwall Badgers

Brian Jacques

Tribes of Redwall Badgers was published in 2001 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

33539. Billingsgate Shoal

Rick Boyer

Billingsgate Shoal is a book by Rick Boyer.

33541. 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.

33542. 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.

33544. The Sword of Cortes

Rob Kidd

The Sword of Cortes is a book published in 2006 that was written by Rob Kidd.

33545. Witch Hill

Marcus Sedgwick

Witch Hill is a book written by Marcus Sedgwick.

33548. 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 …

33551. What a Year!

Tomie dePaola

What a Year! is a book published in 2002 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

33552. 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 …

33557. 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 …

33559. 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 …

33562. Night fall

Joan Aiken & Others

Night fall is a book by Joan Aiken.

33563. 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.

33565. 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 …

33566. A Murder in Virginia

Suzanne Lebsock

A Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial is a book by Suzanne Lebsock detailing the cases surrounding the murder of Lucy Pollard in 1895 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. It won the 2004 Parkman Prize. Published in 2003, it is the story of three African-American women who in …

33571. 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, …

33572. Haunted

Jeff Mariotte

Haunted is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "Reality television is taken one step too far." Characters include: Angel, Cordelia, Wesley, Gunn, Lilah Morgan and the Host.

33593. 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.

33600. MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam is a novel by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, published on 29 August 2013. Maddaddam concludes the dystopian trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood. While the plot from these previous novels run along a parallel timeline, …



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