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.

34801. Critique of Economic Reason (Radical Thinkers)

Andre Gorz

André Gorz’s earlier books—from Ecology as Politics to Farewell to the Working Class and Paths to Paradise—have informed and inspired the most radical currents in Green movements in Europe and America over the last two decades. In Critique of Economic Reason, he offers his …

34803. La Dentellière

Pascal Lainé

La Dentellière, is a French novel by Pascal Lainé. It was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1974. It was made into a film with Isabelle Huppert in 1977. It was translated into English by George Crowther in 1976 as A Web of Lace and in 2006 by David Dugan. An excerpt of the 2006 …

34810. Passage to Ararat

Michael J. Arlen

Passage to Ararat is a book written by Michael J. Arlen.

34817. The serpent of stars

Jean Giono

The Serpent of Stars (Le serpent d¢étoiles, 1993; reprinted 1999 Grasset) takes place in rural southern France in the early part of the century. The novel’s elusive narrative thread ties landscape to character to an expanse just beyond our grasp. The narrator encounters a …

34827. 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 …

34828. Three Weeks

Elinor Glyn

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

34833. 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 …

34838. The Red Balloon

Albert Lamorisse

Anthony Clark’s award-winning adaptation of Albert Lamorisse’s Fifties French film, The Red Balloon, follows the adventures of a lonely Parisian boy and a stray balloon which befriends him. It enjoyed a successful run at the National Theatre in 1996.

34839. Heralds of the Storm

Andrew Bates

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

34840. Consuelo

George Sand

Consuelo is a novel by George Sand, first published serially in 1842-1843 in La Revue indépendante, a periodical founded in 1841 by Sand, Pierre Leroux and Louis Viardot. According to the Nuttall Encyclopædia, it is "[Sand's] masterpiece; the impersonation of the triumph of …

34849. The Cathedral

Joris-Karl Huysmans

The Cathedral is a novel by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans. A revised English edition was published in 2011. It is the third of Huysmans' books to feature the character Durtal, a thinly disguised portrait of the author. He had already featured the character of Durtal in …

34852. Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice …

Richard A. Lupoff

Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs is a book by Richard A. Lupoff that explores the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan and author of numerous science fiction, fantasy, and adventure novels. The book is one of the few major works of criticism …

34861. Family Without a Name

Jules Verne

Family Without a Name is an 1889 adventure novel by Jules Verne about the life of a family in Lower Canada during the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837 and 1838 that sought an independent and democratic republic for Lower Canada. In the book, the two sons of a traitor fight in the …

34872. Libidinal Economy

Jean-François Lyotard

Libidinal Economy is a 1974 book by Jean-François Lyotard.

34876. The Mystery of Agatha Christie

Gwen Robyns

The Mystery of Agatha Christie is a book written by Gwen Robyns.

34893. The Village of Round and Square Houses

Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses is a book by Ann Grifalconi.

34905. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing

Paul Erdman

The Billion Dollar Sure Thing is a book by Paul Erdman.

34924. 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 …

34927. The Differend: Phrases in Dispute

Jean-François Lyotard

The Differend: Phrases in Dispute is a 1983 book by Jean-François Lyotard.

34944. Mutant

Henry Kuttner

Mutant is a 1953 collection of science fiction short stories by Lewis Padgett. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1953 in an edition of 4,000 copies. The stories all originally appeared in the magazine Astounding.

34945. Light House: A Trifle

William Monahan

Light House: A Trifle, a 2000 satirical novel by American screenwriter William Monahan. Originally serialized in the Amherst literary magazine Old Crow Review from 1993 to 1995, Monahan sold Light House to Riverhead Books, a Penguin Group imprint, in 1998. Warner Bros. optioned …

34949. My Name Is Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie

My Name is Rachel Corrie is a play based on the diaries and emails of Rachel Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman, who directed it, and journalist Katharine Viner. Rachel Aliene Corrie was an American Evergreen State College student and member of the International Solidarity Movement …

34957. The Golden Gryphon Feather

Richard Purtill

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

34958. The Poisoned Crown

Jan Siegel

The Poisoned Crown is a book published in 2006 that was written by Jan Siegel.

34959. Black Alice

Thomas M. Disch

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

34965. By the Light of the Green Star

Lin Carter

By the Light of the Green Star, published in 1974, is the third novel of Lin Carter's Green Star Series. In this installment, other races of Green Star planet humans are introduced.

34967. The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Sam Sheppard …

James Neff

The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Sam Sheppard Murder Case is a book by James Neff.

34968. 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.

34971. The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who …

34980. The Adventure of the Dancing Men and Other Sherlock …

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Dancing Men and Other Sherlock Holmes Stories is a collection of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.

34988. Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me

Julie Johnston

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is a young adult fiction book written in 1994 by Julie Johnston. The book was awarded the Governor General's Award for Text in Children's Literature in 1994, the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award in 1995, and the Canadian Library …

34990. Firehand

Andre Norton

Firehand is a book published in 1994 that was written by Andre Norton and Pauline M Griffin.

34998. Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

Mrs Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-First World War England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished …

34999. 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 …

35000. Bared to You

S.J. Day

Bared to You is a 2012 New York Times bestselling erotic new adult romance novel by veteran writer Sylvia Day, focusing on the complicated relationship between two twentysomething protagonists with equally abusive pasts. The novel was initially self-published on April 3, 2012 by …



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