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.

35001. The Mountain Lion

Jean Stafford

Eight-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother Ralph are inseparable, in league with each other against the stodgy and stupid routines of school and daily life; against their prim mother and prissy older sisters; against the world of authority and perhaps the world itself. …

35002. The Old Man in the Corner

Baroness Emma Orczy

A nameless old man sits in the corner of a cozy London tea shop, and without leaving his seat, solves baffling crimes reported to him by an admiring lady journalist. Using only methods of pure deduction, the eccentric, self-assured sleuth unravels the mysteries behind a wide …

35014. Voices Made Night

Mia Couto

Voices Made Night is a collection of short stories by the Mozambican author Mia Couto. The stories were first published in Mozambique in 1986 and later picked up by the Portuguese publishing house Caminho and released in Lisbon, in 1987. Written at the height of the Mozambican …

35015. Six-legged Soldiers

Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War is a nonfiction scientific warfare book written by award-winning author and University of Wyoming professor, Jeffrey A. Lockwood. Published in 2008 by Oxford University Press, the book explores the history of bioterrorism, …

35018. 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 …

35023. A Sea So Far

Jean Thesman

A Sea So Far is a historical young-adult novel by Jean Thesman. Its sequel is Rising Tide.

35024. Heralds of the Storm

Andrew Bates

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

35025. Jungle Lovers

Paul Theroux

Set in post-colonial Malawi, Jungle Lovers is the fifth novel by American author Paul Theroux, first published in June 1971 by Houghton Mifflin and The Bodley Head. The author himself worked in Malawi from 1963 to 1965 with the Peace Corps and the book itself was banned for many …

35027. Winding Paths

Bruce Chatwin

Winding Paths is a book containing a collection of photographs taken by British author Bruce Chatwin during his various travels. These include photographs from the period when he was writing his other works: In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines …

35029. Change the World Without Taking Power

John Holloway

Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today is a book by John Holloway that looks at the concept of revolution. The book was first published in 2002. It opened up a wave of debate between Holloway and intellectuals on the far left. Many of these …

35032. 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, …

35038. Challenger

Diane Carey

Challenger is a Star Trek: New Earth novel written by Diane Carey. In Voyages of Imagination, Diane Carey remarked on leaving ending open for a new series: "The new 'sheriff' in these parts was Nick Keller, a first officer plagued with an unstable captain who was forced to take …

35041. Queen of the Black Coast

Robert E. Howard

Queen of the Black Coast is a 1978 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1978 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. as volume VII of their deluxe Conan set. The title …

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 …

35052. 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.

35072. The Village of Round and Square Houses

Ann Grifalconi

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

35073. The Sheikh and the Dustbin

George MacDonald Fraser

The Sheikh and the Dustbin is the third and last collection of short stories by George MacDonald Fraser, featuring a young Scottish officer named Dand MacNeill. It is a sequel to The General Danced at Dawn and McAuslan in the Rough and concerns life in a Highland Regiment after …

35085. 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.

35086. Irish Love

Andrew Greeley

Irish Love is the sixth of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

35102. 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 …

35106. Blasting and Bombardiering

Wyndham Lewis

Blasting and Bombardiering is the autobiography of the English painter, novelist, and satirist Percy Wyndham Lewis. It was published in 1937. It was in this work that Lewis first identified the critically oft-mentioned "Men of 1914" group of himself, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and …

35107. Halloween A B C

Eve Merriam

Halloween ABC is a book of poetry for children, written by Eve Merriam and illustrated by Lane Smith. It includes a poem related to a scary or Halloween related theme for each letter of the alphabet.

35111. On the Edge

Gillian Cross

On the Edge is a book by Gillian Cross.

35113. Marvel Illustrated: Picture Of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

A new Marvel Illustrated epic! Painter Basil Hallward has done a portrait of a strange subject - youthful Dorian Gray, a man with a mysterious and tangled history. The young man broods on how unfair it is that he will age and his portrait will remain ever young. He wishes with …

35126. The Valley of Thunder

Charles de Lint

The Valley of Thunder is a book published in 1989 that was written by Charles de Lint.

35143. Slag Like Me

Barry B. Longyear

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

35145. Mindspan

Gordon R. Dickson

Mindspan is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1986. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, Venture, Startling Stories, Galaxy Science Fiction, Analog Science …

35170. The Death Shift

Peter Elkind

The Death Shift is a book written by Peter Elkind.



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