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.

34815. Mrs. Spring Fragrance

Sui Sin Far

Mrs. Spring Fragrance was a popular short story collection by Sui Sin Far, pen name of Chinese-British-Canadian-American writer Edith Maude Eaton. The work is notable for being "the earliest book of fiction published in the United States by an author of mixed Chinese and white …

34817. 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 …

34818. Bracebridge Hall

Washington Irving

Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists, A Medley was written by Washington Irving in 1821, while he lived in England, and published in 1822. This episodic novel was originally published under his pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon.

34822. Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defence of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. It went through four …

34823. Anatomy of Wonder

Neil Barron

Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science is a book written by Neil Barron.

34826. Heralds of the Storm

Andrew Bates

Heralds of the Storm is a book published in 2001 that was written by Andrew Bates.

34834. The Forever War

Joe Haldeman

The Forever War is a military science fiction novel by American author Joe Haldeman, telling the contemplative story of soldiers fighting an interstellar war between Man and the Taurans. It won the Nebula Award in 1975, and the Hugo and the Locus awards in 1976. Forever Free and …

34835. Epp

Axel Jensen

34839. Where the Wasteland Ends

Theodore Roszak

Where the Wasteland Ends is a book written by Theodore Roszak.

34840. Roderick

John Thomas Sladek

Roderick, or The Education of a Young Machine is a 1980 science fiction novel by John Sladek. It was followed in 1983 by Roderick at Random, or Further Education of a Young Machine. The two books were originally intended as a single longer novel, and were finally reissued …

34842. The Right to an Answer

Anthony Burgess

The Right to an Answer is a darkly comic 1960 novel by Anthony Burgess, the first of his repatriate years. One of its themes is the disillusionment of the returning exile. The critic William H Pritchard described the novel in a 1966 publication as "surely Burgess' most engaging …

34851. The Big Fellow

Frank O'Connor

The Big Fellow is a 1937 biography of the famed Irish leader, Michael Collins, by Frank O'Connor. The Big Fellow covers the period of Collins's life from the Easter Rising in 1916 to his death during the Irish Civil War in 1922. Unlike most conventional biographies of famous …

34866. A Grass Rope

William Mayne

A Grass Rope is a children's novel by William Mayne, first published by Oxford in 1957 with illustrations by Lynton Lamb. Mayne won the annual Carnegie Medal recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. Set in the Yorkshire Dales, it is a simple story subtly …

34868. Double, Double

John Brunner

Double, Double is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, first published in the United States as an original paperback by Ballantine Books in 1969 and reprinted in 1979 as a Del Rey paperback. A hardcover edition was released in the British market in 1971 by Sidgwick & …

34881. 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 …

34882. 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.

34883. The Silencers

Donald Hamilton

The Silencers is the title of a 1962 spy novel by Donald Hamilton, the fourth in a series of books featuring assassin Matt Helm.

34887. 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.

34890. Dragons of Despair

Tracy Hickman

Dragons of Despair is the first in a series of 16 Dragonlance adventures published by TSR, Inc. between 1984 and 1988. It is the start of the first major story arc in the Dragonlance series of Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game modules, a series of ready-to-play adventures …

34892. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo

Katherine Paterson

Come Sing, Jimmy Jo is a 1985 children's novel written by U.S. novelist Katherine Paterson. The book focuses on a West Virginia boy named James Johnson, whose parents are bluegrass music performers. When it is discovered that James has previously unrecognized musical talent, his …

34893. Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged is a 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Atlas Shrugged includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains Rand's …

34930. Vertebrate Palaeontology

Michael Benton

Vertebrate Palaeontology is a basic textbook on vertebrate paleontology by Michael J. Benton, published by Blackwell's. It has so far appeared in four editions, published in 1990, 1997, 2005, and 2014. It is designed for paleontology graduate courses in biology and geology as …

34936. 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 …

34938. The Lake of Fire

Robin Wayne Bailey

The Lake of Fire is a book published in 1989 that was written by Robin Wayne Bailey.

34945. 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 …

34967. Between Darkness and Light

Lisanne Norman

Between Darkness and Light is the seventh book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 2003 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

35000. The Expats

Chris Pavone

A Reader’s Guide for The Expats, A Novel By Chris Pavone In order to provide reading groups with the most informed and thought-provoking questions possible, it is necessary to reveal important aspects of the plot of this novel. If you have not finished reading The Expats, we …



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