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.

35201. 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 …

35215. 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, …

35218. Diving Adventure

Willard Price

Diving Adventure is a 1970 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. It depicts their exploits in a futuristic underwater city.

35225. The Anubis Murders

Gary Gygax

The Anubis Murders is a book written by Gary Gygax.

35231. 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 …

35237. 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.

35239. Epp

Axel Jensen

35240. 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 …

35243. The Ambushers

Donald Hamilton

The Ambushers is a novel by Donald Hamilton first published in 1963, continuing the exploits of assassin Matt Helm.

35244. The Erection Set

Mickey Spillane

The Erection Set is a book written by Mickey Spillane.

35245. Speed

William S. Burroughs, Jr.

Speed, first published in 1970, was the first of three published works by William S. Burroughs, Jr., the son of the Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. Speed is an autobiographical novel about the ins and outs of the life of a methamphetamine addict. It starts out with …

35268. The Phish Companion

Mockingbird Foundation

The Phish Companion is an encyclopedia about the band Phish. The first edition was published in 2000, with a second edition released around the time of Phish's breakup in 2004. The Companion was produced by fans of the band, on a volunteer-basis and for charity, under the …

35269. The Graphic Alphabet

David Pelletier

The Graphic Alphabet is a book by David Pelletier.

35272. Rewriting the soul

Ian Hacking

Rewriting the Soul is a 1995 book by the Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking, who offers an account of the formative influences that shape people’s understandings of their lives and their understanding of the lives of those around them. Hacking's work is both a theoretical account …

35281. Night of Error

Desmond Bagley

Night of Error is a First-person narrative novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1984. The manuscript was completed in 1962; however, Bagley desired to make revisions and never pursued publication. After his death in 1983, the work was …

35300. Galactic Odyssey

Keith Laumer

Galactic Odyssey is a science fiction novel by author Keith Laumer. It was first serialized in IF magazine and first published in novel form in 1967. It was also known under the title Spaceman.

35302. When No One Was Looking

Rosemary Wells

When No One Was Looking is a book by Rosemary Wells.

35303. The Poisoned Crown

Jan Siegel

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

35307. Sleep It Off Lady

Jean Rhys

Sleep It Off Lady, originally published in late 1976 by André Deutsch of Great Britain, was famed Dominican author Jean Rhys' final collection of short stories. The sixteen stories in this collection stretch over an approximate 75-year period, starting from the end of the …

35308. Richard Temple

Patrick O'Brian

Richard Temple is a novel by Patrick O'Brian set in a German POW camp during WWII.

35315. After Image

Pierce Askegren

Afterimage is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is set early in the second season of the TV show.

35324. Avatar

J. G. Passarella

Avatar is a novel by John Passarella set in the fictional universe of the U.S. television series Angel.

35344. The Solar System and Back

Isaac Asimov

The Solar System and Back is a collection of science essays by Isaac Asimov. It is the seventh in a series of books reprinting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

35345. 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 …

35367. The Death Shift

Peter Elkind

The Death Shift is a book written by Peter Elkind.

35391. 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 …

35396. Shogun: A Novel of Japan

James Clavell

Shōgun is a 1975 novel by James Clavell. It is the first novel of the author's Asian Saga. A major bestseller, by 1990 the book had sold 15 million copies worldwide. Beginning in feudal Japan some months before the critical Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Shōgun gives an account …



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