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.

34401. A man who knows

Emmanuel Bove

Maurice Lesca is fifty-seven--older, not much wiser, and painfully comical in his failures. Though educated as a doctor, he's a ne'er-do-well who milks family and friends for money and lives in poverty with his widowed sister. When he encourages a divorcée to extort money from …

34406. The Spanish Gardener

A. J. Cronin

The Spanish Gardener is a 1950 novel by A. J. Cronin which tells the story of an American consul, Harrington Brande, who is posted to San Jorge on the Costa Brava, Spain with his young son Nicholas. The novel relates how Nicholas’s innocent love for his father is destroyed by …

34408. Three Weeks

Elinor Glyn

Three Weeks is a 1907 erotic romance novel by Elinor Glyn.

34409. The Pirate

Walter Scott

The Pirate is a novel by Walter Scott, based roughly on the life of John Gow who features as Captain Cleveland. The setting is the southern tip of the main island of Shetland, around 1700. It was published in 1822, the year after it was finished and the lighthouse at Sumburgh …

34410. Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers

Colin Tudge

Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers: How Agriculture Really Began is a book by the British science writer Colin Tudge. The book is one of a series of long essays by respected contemporary Darwinian thinkers, which were published under the collective title Darwinism Today; the …

34414. Lord Dismiss Us

Michael Campbell

Lord Dismiss Us is a 1967 novel by Michael Campbell.

34416. Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby; or, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a novel by Charles Dickens. Originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839, it was Dickens' third novel. The novel centers on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his …

34417. Transcension

Damien Broderick

Transcension is a 2002 science fiction novel by Damien Broderick. It follows the story of lawyer Mohammed Kasim Abdel-Malik who after being killed his body is placed in cryonic suspension his mind is used as a source for an artificial intelligence, Aleph.

34419. The Anubis Murders

Gary Gygax

The Anubis Murders is a book written by Gary Gygax.

34420. The Oysters of Locmariaquer

Eleanor Clark

The Oysters of Locmariaquer is the book by Eleanor Clark.

34423. Perjury: The Hiss–Chambers Case

Allen Weinstein

Perjury: The Hiss–Chambers Case is a 1978 book by Allen Weinstein on the Alger Hiss perjury case. The book, in which Weinstein argues that Alger Hiss was guilty, has been cited by many historians as the "most important" and the "most thorough and convincing" book on the …

34424. It's Been a Good Life

Isaac Asimov

It's Been a Good Life is a book edited by Janet Asimov. The book, published by Prometheus Books, is a collection of Isaac Asimov's diaries, personal letters, and a condensation of his three earlier autobiographies: In Memory Yet Green, In Joy Still Felt, I. Asimov: A Memoir, …

34428. Tucket's Gold

Gary Paulsen

Tucket's Gold is a 1999 novel by Gary Paulsen. It features the main character Francis Tucket and his adopted children struggling to stay out of reach of the Comancheros.

34431. A Pagan Place

Edna O'Brien

A Pagan Place is a 1970 novel by Irish writer Edna O'Brien. The book was first published on April 16, 1970 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and follows a young girl in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1972 A Pagan Place was adapted into a stage production, which received mixed reviews.

34432. Jazzy in the Jungle

Lucy Cousins

Jazzy in the Jungle is a children's picture book by Lucy Cousins, published in 2002. It won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Award.

34435. Conrad's Time Machine

Leo Frankowski

Conrad's Time Machine is a book published in 2002 that was written by Leo Frankowski.

34437. The Reefs of Space

edited by Frederik Pohl

The Reefs of Space is a book published in 1964 (first published as a story in a magazine in 1963) that was written by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson.

34439. The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and …

Seymour Hersh

The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy is a 1991 book by Seymour Hersh. It details the history of Israel's nuclear weapons program and its effects on Israel-American relations. The "Samson Option" of the book's title refers to the nuclear …

34444. Selected Poems

John Crowe Ransom

Selected Poems is a book written by John Crowe Ransom.

34448. Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859

Joseph Frank

Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859 is a book by Joseph Frank.

34452. Liberalism and the Limits of Justice

Michael J. Sandel

Liberalism and the Limits of Justice is a book by Michael Sandel, first published in 1982, with a second edition in 1998.

34454. Eureka: A Prose Poem

Edgar Allan Poe

Eureka is a lengthy non-fiction work by American author Edgar Allan Poe which he subtitled "A Prose Poem", though it has also been subtitled as "An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe". Adapted from a lecture he had presented, Eureka describes Poe's intuitive conception …

34455. Albert Angelo

B.S. Johnson

Albert Angelo is the second novel written by the experimental novelist B. S. Johnson. Published in 1964 by Constable, the book achieved fame for having holes cut in several pages as a narrative technique. It is written in an unusual and pioneering style, frequently changing from …

34456. Holiday

Stanley Middleton

Holiday is a Booker Prize-winning novel by English writer Stanley Middleton.

34457. Dick Whittington and His Cat

Marcia Brown

Dick Whittington and His Cat is a book by Marcia Brown.

34458. Joseph

Julian Rathbone

Joseph is a book written by Julian Rathbone.

34459. Three Jovial Huntsmen

Susan Jeffers

Three Jovial Huntsmen is a book by Susan Jeffers.

34460. A Shower of Summer Days

May Sarton

A Shower of Summer Days is a novel written by May Sarton.

34461. Anatole and the Cat

Eve Titus

Anatole and the Cat is a book written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone.

34462. Breakout

Paul Fleischman

Breakout is a book written by Paul Fleischman.

34463. The Jazz Man

Mary Hays Weik

The Jazz Man is a children's book written by Mary Hays Weik and illustrated by her daughter Ann Grifalconi. The book was published by Atheneum Books in 1966 and received a Newbery Honor in 1967. A second edition was published in 1993 by Aladdin Books.The Jazz Man has also been …

34464. The Loner

Ester Wier

The Loner is a 1963 adolescent novel by author Ester Wier. The Loner was a recipient of the Newbery Honor award in 1964.

34465. Shadrach

Meindert DeJong

Shadrach by Meindert De Jong is a children's novel about a small boy and his pet rabbit. The novel, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, was first published in 1953 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1954.

34466. The Lambing Flat

Nerida Newton

The Lambing Flat is a novel written by Australian author Nerida Newton and was first published in 2003. It was Newton's first novel. She has since written a second novel, Death of a Whaler. The novel is set in the mid-nineteenth century Australian gold rushes. The main …

34467. Divorce Busting

Michele Weiner-Davis

Divorce Busting:A Step-By-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again is a self-help book written by Michele Weiner-Davis. The book, which became a bestseller, was inspired after obtaining positive results in therapy with married couples. The book also challenged …

34478. Madonna: Like an Icon

Lucy O'Brien

Madonna: Like an Icon is a biography by English author Lucy O'Brien, chronicling the life of American singer Madonna. The book was released on 27 August 2007, by Bantam Press in the United Kingdom, and on 18 October 2007, by Harper Collins in the United States. Madonna: Like an …

34481. The Country Blues

Samuel Charters

The Country Blues is a seminal book by Samuel Charters, published in 1959 and generally acknowledged as the first scholarly book-length study of country blues music. An album of the same name was issued on Folkways Records as an accompaniment to provide examples of the artists …

34484. Regeneration through violence

Richard Slotkin

Regeneration through violence is a book written by Richard Slotkin.

34486. Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

Christian Rosencreutz

The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz was edited in 1616 in Strasbourg, and its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae. The Chymical Wedding is often described as the third of the original manifestos of the mysterious "Fraternity of the Rose …

34490. The Pentagon Spy

Franklin W. Dixon

The Pentagon Spy is the 61st title of the Hardy Boys series., written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published this book in 2005.

34492. The Infiltrators

Donald Hamilton

The Infiltrators was the twenty-first novel in the spy series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton. It was first published in 1984.

34493. Deeper into Movies

Pauline Kael

Deeper Into Movies is a collection of 1969 to 1972 movie reviews by American film critic Pauline Kael, published by Little, Brown and Company in 1973. It was the fourth collection of her columns; these were originally published in The New Yorker. It won the U.S. National Book …

34494. Dead Boys

Richard Calder

Dead Boys is the second novel by British science fiction author Richard Calder, and was first published in 1994. The novel is the second in Calders 'Dead' trilogy, and is preceded by the novel Dead Girls.

34495. The Purchase of the North Pole

Jules Verne

The Purchase of the North Pole or Topsy-Turvy is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1889. It is the third and last novel of the Baltimore Gun Club, first appearing in From the Earth to the Moon, and later in Around the Moon, featuring the same characters but set …

34498. Further Adventures of Lad

Albert Payson Terhune

Further Adventures of Lad, also known as Dog Stories Every Child Should Know, is a 1922 American novel written by Albert Payson Terhune and published by George H. Doran. A follow-up to Lad: A Dog, it contains an additional eleven short stories featuring a fictional version of …

34499. Presidential character

James D Barber

Presidential character is a book written by James David Barber.

34501. Autobiography of a Family Photo

Jacqueline Woodson

Autobiography of a Family Photo is a book written by Jacqueline Woodson.

34502. Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root

Nalo Hopkinson

Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction is an anthology of speculative fiction by Caribbean authors edited by Nalo Hopkinson. It was nominated for the 2001 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. It is out-of-print.

34504. Orbit Unlimited

Poul Anderson

Orbit Unlimited is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, first published in 1961. Essentially a linked group of short stories, it recounts the colonisation of the planet Rustum, a fictional terrestrial world orbiting Epsilon Eridani, by a group of refugees from an …

34505. Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe /ˌrɒbɪnsən ˈkruːsoʊ/ is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. …

34507. Engaging the Muslim World

Juan Ricardo Cole

Engaging the Muslim World is a 2009 non-fiction book about the relationship between the United States and the Arab and Muslim worlds written by University of Michigan historian Juan Cole. His goal in writing the book was to illustrate the true Muslim perspective towards the U.S. …

34509. Stray

A. N. Wilson

Stray is a novel by A. N. Wilson. It is a precursor to his picture book The Tabitha Stories, as it follows the life of Tabitha's father. The book was published in Great Britain in 1987, by Walker Books and was re-published in the United States by Orchard Books in 1989. Stray is …

34512. The Ghosts of Now

Joan Lowery Nixon

The Ghosts of Now is a book by Joan Lowery Nixon.

34513. Evolution of Infectious Disease

Paul W. Ewald

Evolution of Infectious Disease is a 1993 book by the evolutionary biologist Paul Ewald. In this book Ewald contends the traditional view that parasites should evolve toward benign coexistence with their hosts. He draws on various studies which contradict this dogma and asserts …

34516. Mind-Force Warrior

Peter David

Mind-Force Warrior is a book published in 1990 that was written by Peter David.

34520. Motivation and Personality

Abraham Maslow

Motivation and Personality is a book on psychology by Dr. Abraham Maslow, first published in 1954. Maslow's work deals with the subject of the nature of human fulfillment and the significance of personal relationships, implementing a conceptualization of self-actualization. …

34521. Justinian

Harry Turtledove

Justinian, was published in 1998 by Tor Books. It is a novel by American writer Harry Turtledove writing under the pseudonym H. N. Turteltaub, a name he used for a time when writing historical fiction.

34522. Dark Carnival

Ray Bradbury

Dark Carnival is a short story collection, the debut book of Ray Bradbury, first published October 1947 by Arkham House. It has had numerous reprints.

34524. The Bishop's Mantle

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Bishop's Mantle is a novel by Agnes Sligh Turnbull about the grandson of an American Episcopal bishop in New York City in the early years of World War II.

34526. Looking for X

Deborah Ellis

Looking for X is a children's novel written for ages 9-12 by Deborah Ellis. This novel is about an eleven-year-old girl named Khyber that lives in a poorer area, Regent Park, in Toronto, Ontario. She lives there with her mother and her twin brothers who are both autistic. One …

34527. The Unicorn Girl

Michael Kurland

The Unicorn Girl is a science fiction novel by Michael Kurland originally released in 1969.

34531. Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries

Samantha Weinberg

Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries is the second in a trilogy of novels chronicling the life of Miss Moneypenny, M's personal secretary in Ian Fleming's James Bond series. The diaries are penned by Samantha Weinberg under the pseudonym Kate Westbrook, who is depicted as the …

34532. The Kidnappers

Willo Davis Roberts

The Kidnappers is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

34539. The Golden Gryphon Feather

Richard Purtill

The Golden Gryphon Feather is a book published in 1979 that was written by Richard Purtill.

34540. A Pattern of Roses

K. M. Peyton

A Pattern of Roses is a 1972 children's novel by British author K. M. Peyton, about a mystery and a ghost. It was issued in the US under the title So Once Was I in 1975, but subsequent editions have used the original title. The novel was made into a television film in 1983. The …

34541. Black Alice

Thomas M. Disch

Black Alice is a novel by Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek, published in 1968.

34542. On the Edge

Gillian Cross

On the Edge is a book by Gillian Cross.

34544. The Hidden City

Charles de Lint

The Hidden City is a book published in 1990 that was written by Charles de Lint.

34554. Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt!

Martin Handford

Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt was released in May 2006. In the book Wally, Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, Woof and Odlaw travel to fantasy worlds. The book is the sixth in the Where's Wally? series and the first in nine years.

34557. Metal Fatigue

Sean Williams

Metal Fatigue is a 1996 science fiction novel by Sean Williams. It is set in a world after nuclear war where the metropolis of Kennedy in the United States has become walled off in order to protect itself from the decline of the rest the country.

34562. The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald

David Handler

The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald is a book written by David Handler.

34563. Hot Head

Simon Ings

Hot Head is a 1992 science fiction novel by English author Simon Ings. Part cyberpunk, part neo-noir, Ings attracted rave reviews from sci-fi enthusiasts for what was his debut novel.

34569. The Dragon's Carbuncle

Elizabeth H. Boyer

The Dragon's Carbuncle is a book published in 1990 that was written by Elizabeth Boyer.

34573. Slag Like Me

Barry B. Longyear

Slag Like Me is a book published in 1994 that was written by Barry B. Longyear.

34574. Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt is an autobiographical novel by the American author Jack Gantos, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011. It features a boy named Jack Gantos and is based partly on the author's childhood in Norvelt, Pennsylvania. According to one reviewer, the "real …

34576. Saving Room for Dessert

K. C. Constantine

Saving Room for Dessert is a crime novel by the American writer K.C. Constantine set in 1990s Rocksburg, a fictional, blue-collar, Rustbelt town in Western Pennsylvania. Constantine's earlier novels followed the exploits of police chief Mario Balzic and detective Rugs Carlucci …

34577. Ten Men

Alexandra Gray

Ten Men is a novel by Alexandra Gray that was first published in 2005. Episodic in character, it covers a period of 20 years in the life of the first person narrator, an attractive nameless Englishwoman in search of perfect happiness, a state she equates with life with a perfect …

34579. The Ambidextrous Universe

Martin Gardner

The Ambidextrous Universe is a popular science book by Martin Gardner covering aspects of symmetry and asymmetry in human culture, science and the wider universe. Originally published in 1964, it underwent revisions in 1969, 1979, 1990 and 2005. Originally titled The …

34585. The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known. The Oxford Dictionary …

34587. Lettin' It All Hang Out

RuPaul

Lettin' It All Hang Out is the autobiography of drag performer RuPaul. The book was originally released in 1995 in hardback, and then in paperback a year later. Although the book is classed as an autobiography, it is self described as "Part auto-biography, part how-to manual". …

34592. Loose Ends

Greg Cox

Loose Ends is the first original novel based on the Roswell TV series.

34597. The Gathering Storm

Brandon Sanderson by Robert Jordan

The Gathering Storm is the 12th book of the fantasy series The Wheel of Time. It was incomplete when its author, Robert Jordan, died on September 16, 2007, from cardiac amyloidosis. His widow Harriet McDougal and publisher Tom Doherty chose Brandon Sanderson to continue the book …

34598. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTOver the last half billion years there have been Five mass extinctions when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth …

34599. The Longest Ride

Nicholas Sparks

In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded …

34600. The Racketeer

John Grisham

The Racketeer was one of Amazon's mystery/thriller Best Books of the Month picks for October. A Q&A with the author: Describe The Racketeer in one sentence. A federal judge is murdered, and our hero in prison knows who did it, and why. What's on your nightstand/bedside …



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