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.

33802. Ergo; a comedy

Jakov Lind

"Lind is a writer—one of the best—who has chosen to speak in a different tongue. It is amazing that he is witty; it is not at all surprising that he is profound."—New York TimesWacholder lives and works at Custom House No. 8 with his adopted son Aslan and a lodger named Leo. …

33803. The Old Child & Other Stories

Jenny Erpenbeck

The Old Child & Other Stories introduces in English one of Germany’s most original and brilliant young authors, Jenny Erpenbeck. Written in spare, highly concentrated language, "a sustained feat of verbal economy" (Die Zeit), the one novella and four stories in The Old Child …

33804. 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 …

33807. Death Wish

Brian Garfield

Death Wish is a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield.

33814. 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 …

33815. China: Alive in the Bitter Sea

Fox Butterfield

China: Alive in the Bitter Sea is a book written by Fox Butterfield.

33816. 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 …

33818. 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 …

33819. Affirmative Action Around the World

Thomas Sowell

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

33822. 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 …

33826. The Glory Boys

Gerald Seymour

The Glory Boys is a book written by Gerald Seymour.

33827. The Old Reliable

P. G. Wodehouse

The Old Reliable is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on April 18, 1951 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on October 11, 1951 by Doubleday & Co, New York. The novel was serialised in Collier's magazine from 24 June to 22 July …

33828. Saint Ronan's Well

Walter Scott

Saint Ronan's Well is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is the only novel he wrote with a 19th-century setting.

33829. 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 …

33838. 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 …

33841. Predator: Forever Midnight

John Shirley

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

33844. 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 …

33847. 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 …

33848. The Northern Light

A. J. Cronin

The Northern Light is a 1958 novel by A. J. Cronin. In the story, The Northern Light is a respected local newspaper which has just resisted a takeover bid from a London conglomerate. The book is about the London company's unsuccessful attempt to ruin the paper by running a …

33850. 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.

33851. Germany. A Winter's Tale

Heinrich Heine

Germany. A Winter's Tale is a satirical epic poem by the German writer Heinrich Heine, describing the thoughts of a journey from Paris to Hamburg the author made in Winter 1843. The title refers to Shakespeare's Winter's Tale, similar to his poem Atta Troll: Ein …

33855. The Kafka Effekt

D. Harlan Wilson

The Kafka Effekt is the debut book of American author D. Harlan Wilson. It contains forty-four irreal short stories and flash fiction and has been said to combine the milieu's of Franz Kafka and William S. Burroughs. Along with Carlton Mellick III's Satan Burger, Vincent …

33856. 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 …

33858. 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.

33859. 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.

33862. Urn Burial

Robert Westall

Urn Burial is a 1987 young adult science fiction novel by Robert Westall. It involves alien races who resemble cats and dogs.

33863. Tales of Unrest

Joseph Conrad

Tales of Unrest is a collection of short stories by Joseph Conrad originally published in 1898. Four of the five stories had been published previously in various magazines. This was the first published collection of any of Conrad's stories.

33868. Loot and Other Stories

Nadine Gordimer

Loot and Other Stories is set of ten short stories by the South African writer Nadine Gordimer, published in 2003.

33871. 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.

33873. Beat Not the Bones

Charlotte Jay

Beat Not the Bones is a 1952 suspense novel by Charlotte Jay which won the inaugural Edgar award for best novel. The novel follows the actions of a sheltered young women who arrives in New Guinea from Australia, determined to find out what really happened to her husband, the …

33881. The Jazz Piano Book

Mark Levine

The Jazz Piano Book is a tutorial by Mark Levine that aims to summarise the musical theory, including jazz harmony, required by an aspiring jazz pianist. Upon its publication in 1989, it quickly garnered widespread praise from both established jazz musicians and educators for …

33883. Talking Mysteries: A Conversation With Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman

Talking Mysteries: A Conversation With Tony Hillerman is a book by Tony Hillerman and Ernie Bulow.

33886. 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 …

33887. The Dark World

Henry Kuttner

The Dark World is a science fantasy novel by Henry Kuttner, noted for its influence on The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. The novel was first published in the July 1946 issue of Startling Stories, then reprinted in the Winter 1954 issue of Fantastic Story Magazine. Its …

33888. 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 …

33890. Blooded on Arachne

Michael Bishop

Blooded on Arachne is a collection of science fiction stories by American author Michael Bishop. It was published in 1982 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,081 copies. The volume, Bishop's first short fiction collection, contains two novellas as well as two poems.

33894. 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 …

33895. 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 …

33896. Watteau in Venice

Philippe Sollers

Watteau in Venice is a novel by French author Philippe Sollers published in 1991 by Editions Gallimard, later translated into English by Alberto Manguel, and then published in 1994 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The novel is a satirical story of art theft in Venice, including a …

33897. Knight Crusader

Ronald Welch

Knight Crusader, "the story of Philip d'Aubigny", is a children's historical novel by Ronald Welch, first published by Oxford in 1954 with illustrations by William Stobbs. It is set primarily in the Crusader states of Outremer in the twelfth century and features the Battle of …

33898. 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 …

33899. 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 …

33904. 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..

33905. 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 …

33912. The Vanishers

Donald Hamilton

The Vanishers is the title of a spy novel by Donald Hamilton which was first published in 1986. It is the twenty-third book in a series of novels featuring the adventures of assassin Matt Helm.

33913. When a Monster is Born

Sean Taylor

When a Monster is Born is a children's book written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

33915. 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 …

33925. A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to …

Larry Sabato

A More Perfect Constitution is a book published by American political scientist at the University of Virginia, Larry J. Sabato. Sabato proposes a constitutional convention to substantially overhaul the United States Constitution. He points out that after the Bill of Rights, …

33926. Strange Justice

Jane Mayer

Strange Justice is a book written by Jane Mayer.

33928. The Covenant

James A. Michener

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980.

33932. Who Made Stevie Crye?

Michael Bishop

Who Made Stevie Crye?, subtitled A Novel of the American South, is a horror novel by author Michael Bishop. It was released in 1984 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,591 copies, and later in paperback by Headline. It was the author's first novel and third book published by …

33933. The Big Fix

Roger L. Simon

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

33934. 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 …

33935. Shadows on the Hill

Jackie Cassada

Shadows on the Hill is a book published in 1996 that was written by Jackie Cassada.

33936. Tempted Champions

Yvonne Navarro

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

33940. A Private Disgrace

Victoria Lincoln

A Private Disgrace is a book written by Victoria Lincoln.

33941. The Fairy Caravan

Beatrix Potter

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

33946. When They Lay Bare

Andrew Greig

When They Lay Bare is the third novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig.

33947. The Saint in Miami

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in Miami is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris featuring his creation, Simon Templar, alias The Saint. As with an earlier release, Follow the Saint, the order of publication for this book was changed. Instead of being published first in the United Kingdom …

33949. 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 …

33956. Fragments

Jeffry W. Johnston

Fragments is a book by Jeffry W. Johnston.

33957. Jason and Marceline

Jerry Spinelli

Jason and Marceline is a 1986 young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli. It is the sequel to Space Station Seventh Grade.

33958. 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 …

33960. Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of …

Tanith Lee

Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of Tanith Lee is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction stories by author Tanith Lee. It was released in 1986 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House . It was published in an edition of 3,957 copies.

33962. Sacrificial Ground

Thomas H. Cook

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

33964. 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.

33969. Me . . . Jane

Patrick McDonnell

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

33974. What Price Honor?

Dave Stern

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

33975. The Shattered Mask

Richard Lee Byers

The Shattered Mask is a fantasy novel by Richard Lee Byers, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It was published in paperback in June 2001, with a paperback reissue in July 2007.

33999. 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 …



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