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.

35015. 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 …

35020. 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 …

35030. Assignment in Eternity

Robert A. Heinlein

Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press in 1953, with some of the stories somewhat revised from their original magazine publications, as follows: Gulf. Lost …

35031. Wisdom's Daughter

H. Rider Haggard

Wisdom's Daughter is the final book in the Ayesha series, written by Sir H. Rider Haggard, published in 1923, by Doubleday, Page and Company.

35035. So Human an Animal

René Dubos

So Human an Animal: How We Are Shaped by Surroundings and Events, is a book written by René Dubos and published by Scribner in 1968. It won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Dubos was a microbiologist and pathologist, but the books major thesis was that technology …

35036. Epp

Axel Jensen

35037. Black Holes and Warped Spacetime

William J. Kaufmann

Black Holes and Warped Spacetime is a book written by William J. Kaufmann.

35038. 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 …

35039. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate …

35043. The Silent Warrior

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Silent Warrior is a book published in 1987 that was written by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

35045. Selected Poems

John Crowe Ransom

Selected Poems is a book written by John Crowe Ransom.

35046. Beneath the City Streets

Peter Laurie

Beneath the City Streets: A Private Inquiry into the Nuclear Preoccupations of Government is a book by British author Peter Laurie. It details the existence and necessity of underground bunkers, food depots, and government safe havens throughout underground London.

35049. 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 …

35050. The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Work of Edgar …

Julian Symons

The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe is a book written by Julian Symons.

35058. Dwellers of the Forbidden City

David Cook

Dwellers of the Forbidden City is an adventure module, or pre-packaged adventure booklet, ready for use by Dungeon Masters in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. The adventure was first used as a module for tournament play at the 1980 Origins Game Fair, and was …

35075. The Night Swimmers

Betsy Byars

The Night Swimmers is a book written by Betsy Byars.

35076. Dick Whittington and His Cat

Marcia Brown

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

35093. Why Freud was wrong

Richard Webster

Why Freud Was Wrong: Sin, Science and Psychoanalysis is a 1995 book by Richard Webster, a critique of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis. Webster argues that Freud became a kind of Messiah and that psychoanalysis is a pseudo-science and a disguised continuation of the …

35096. Strangers

Gardner Dozois

Strangers is a science fiction novel by American author Gardner Dozois, published in 1978. The novel was expanded from its original form as a novella, which first appeared in New Dimensions IV in 1974. The novella was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus Poll Award, and has …

35102. The Man Who Would Be Queen

J. Michael Bailey

The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism is a 2003 book by J. Michael Bailey, published by Joseph Henry Press. In the first section of the book, Bailey discusses gender-atypical behaviors and gender identity disorder in children, emphasizing …

35121. A Hacker Manifesto

McKenzie Wark

'A Hacker Manifesto' is a critical manifesto written by McKenzie Wark, where he criticizes the commodification of information in the age of digital culture and globalization. It was published during 2004 and in the United States.

35122. Pomona Queen

Kem Nunn

Pomona Queen is a book written by Kem Nunn.

35143. The Sale of the Late King’s Goods

Jerry Brotton

The Sale of the Late King’s Goods is a book written by Jerry Brotton.

35195. Elixir

Eric Walters

Elixir is a children's historical novel by Canadian author Eric Walters. It takes place in the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario in the year of 1921 and is based on the discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Best. The story is told from Ruth's point of …

35199. 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 …

35200. 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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