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.

35401. 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 …

35403. Passage to Ararat

Michael J. Arlen

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

35405. Economy and Society

Max Weber

Economy and Society is a book by political economist and sociologist Max Weber, published posthumously in Germany in 1922 by his wife Marianne. Alongside The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it is considered to be one of Weber's most important works. Extremely …

35406. The Uplift War

David Brin

The Uplift War is a 1987 science fiction novel by David Brin and the third book of six set in his Uplift Universe. It was nominated as the best novel for the 1987 Nebula Award and won the 1988 Hugo and Locus Awards. The previous two books are Sundiver and Startide Rising.

35407. 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.

35412. Ice in the Bedroom

P. G. Wodehouse

Ice in the Bedroom is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published as a book in the United States on February 2, 1961 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, and in the United Kingdom on October 15, 1961 by Herbert Jenkins, London. The story was originally published, in a …

35414. 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 …

35417. James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The original first edition published by Alfred Knopf featured illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. However, there have been various reillustrated versions of it over the …

35418. Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to …

Russell Simmons

Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success is a book by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow.

35421. The Ace of Knaves

Leslie Charteris

The Ace of Knaves is a collection of three mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom in 1937 by Hodder and Stoughton, and in the United States by The Crime Club. This book continues the adventures of Charteris' creation, Simon Templar, alias The …

35422. Fireball

John Christopher

Fireball is the first book in the Fireball Trilogy by John Christopher, published in 1981, exploring the adventures of two cousins when they are suddenly transported into an alternative history Earth through a mysterious fireball.

35423. Persons and Places

George Santayana

The Works of George Santayana, Volume 1: Persons and Places (Critical Edition)

35424. 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.

35425. Finn and Hengest

J. R. R. Tolkien

Finn and Hengest is a study by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Alan Bliss and published posthumously in book form in 1982. Finn and Hengest are two Anglo-Saxon heroes appearing in the Old English epic poem Beowulf and in the fragment of "The Fight at Finnsburg". Hengest has …

35428. The Dream Songs

John Berryman

The Dream Songs is a compilation of two books of poetry, 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest by the American poet, John Berryman. According to Berryman's "Note" to The Dream Songs, "This volume combines 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, comprising …

35430. Heralds of the Storm

Andrew Bates

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

35431. 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 …

35432. The Looney: An Irish Fantasy

Spike Milligan

The Looney: An Irish Fantasy is a comic novel by Spike Milligan. It was first published in 1987 with the paperback edition in 1988. It is his second full-length original novel.

35437. The Curse of Naar

Joe Dever

The Curse of Naar is the twentieth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the final book in the "Grand Master" series, and the last one released in North America.

35442. Leyendas de Guatemala

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Leyendas de Guatemala was the first book to be published by Nobel-prizewinning author Miguel Ángel Asturias. The book is a re-telling of Maya origin stories from Asturias's homeland of Guatemala. It reflects the author's study of anthropology and Central American indigenous …

35444. 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 …

35447. The Dark Behind the Curtain

Gillian Cross

The Dark Behind the Curtain is a book written by Gillian Cross.

35450. Rain Drop Splash

Alvin Tresselt

Rain Drop Splash is a book written by Alvin Tresselt and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.

35454. When the Green Star Calls

Lin Carter

When the Green Star Calls, published in 1973, is the second novel in Lin Carter's Green Star Series, starting after the first novel, Under the Green Star, finished. The unnamed narrator once again thrusts his soul towards the Green Star. On the way, he passes over the moon and …

35455. Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859

Joseph Frank

Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859 is a book by Joseph Frank.

35461. 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.

35462. Battlefield

Peter Svenson

Battlefield is a book written by Peter Svenson.

35466. 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 …

35468. The Night Swimmers

Betsy Byars

The Night Swimmers is a book written by Betsy Byars.

35469. Dobry

Monica Shannon

Dobry is a book by Monica Shannon first published in 1934 that won the Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in 1935. Bulgarian-born sculptor Atanas Katchamakoff illustrated the book.

35470. The Green Lantern: A Romance of Stalinist Russia

Jerome Charyn

The Green Lantern: A Romance of Stalinist Russia is a book by Jerome Charyn.

35471. The Graphic Alphabet

David Pelletier

The Graphic Alphabet is a book by David Pelletier.

35472. The Golden Name Day

Jennie D. Lindquist

The Golden Name Day is a book by Jennie D. Lindquist.

35473. Just Me

Marie Hall Ets

Just Me is a book written by Marie Hall Ets.

35474. Li Lun, Lad of Courage

Carolyn Treffinger

Li Lun, Lad of Courage is a children's novel by Carolyn Treffinger. Set in China, it tells the story of a boy who tries to survive and grow rice on a barren mountain after being banished from his village. The novel, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, was first published in 1947 and was …

35475. Bear Party

William Pène du Bois

Bear Party is a book by William Pène du Bois.

35476. The Soul of the Robot

Barrington J. Bayley

The Soul of the Robot is the sixth science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley, featuring the character Jasperodus from his 1956 story "Fugitive". The book tells of Jasperodus, the only robot with a soul, as he attempts to prove that he is the equal of the humans around him.

35477. 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 …

35478. Silver Bears

Paul Erdman

Silver Bears is a book written by Paul Erdman.

35479. Bicycle days

John Burnham Schwartz

Bicycle Days is the debut novel by American author John Burnham Schwartz published in 1989 on his 24th birthday. It began as an undergraduate thesis for Harvard's East Asian Studies department and became a critically acclaimed bestseller. It was inspired by his time living in …

35491. 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 …

35493. Selected Papers on Computer Science

Donald Knuth

Selected Papers on Computer Science is a book written by Donald Knuth.

35496. Prince Otto

Robert Louis Stevenson

Prince Otto: A Romance is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1885. The novel was largely written during 1883. Stevenson referred to Prince Otto as "my hardest effort", one of the chapters was rewritten eight times by Stevenson and once by his wife. The …

35498. The Wooden Spaceships

Bob Shaw

The Wooden Spaceships is a book published in 1988 that was written by Bob Shaw and edited by Victor Gollancz.

35499. The Yellow Silk

Don Bassingthwaite

The Yellow Silk is a fantasy novel written by Don Bassingthwaite in 2004. It is the last book in The Rogues, a series of stand-alone novels set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe.

35500. 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.

35501. The Demolishers

Donald Hamilton

The Demolishers, published in 1987, is a novel in the long-running secret agent series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton.

35502. 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.

35504. Earthgrip

Harry Turtledove

Earthgrip is a collection of linked science fiction stories by Harry Turtledove, first published in hardcover by The Easton Press in 1991, and paperback by Ballantine Books in December of the same year. The cover of the paperback edition bears the subtitled "Tales from the …

35505. Hold on tight

Robin Jones Gunn

While on a trip to Southern California with her friends and her brother who is scouting out potential colleges, Sierra realizes that she must soon make some decisions about her life

35506. Adventures in Two Worlds

A. J. Cronin

Adventures in Two Worlds is the 1952 autobiography of Dr. A. J. Cronin, in which he relates, with much humour, the exciting events of his dual career as a medical doctor and a novelist.

35516. Thanks to the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Thanks to the Saint is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in December 1957 by The Crime Club in the United States and by Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom in 1958.

35518. Catch Me: Kill Me

William H. Hallahan

Catch Me: Kill Me is a book by William H. Hallahan.

35520. Lamy of Santa Fe

Paul Horgan

Lamy of Santa Fe is a 1975 biography of Catholic Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, written by American author Paul Horgan and published by Wesleyan University Press. The book won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for History.

35526. 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 …

35527. Harbinger

David Mack

Harbinger is the first novel in the Star Trek: Vanguard series concerning the Starbase 47, otherwise known as Vanguard.

35528. Eleanor: the years alone

Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor: the years alone is a book written by Joseph P. Lash.

35529. 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 …

35532. Unhooking the Moon

Gregory Hughes

Unhooking the Moon is a book written by Gregory Hughes.

35533. Love Not Human

Gordon R. Dickson

Love Not Human is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Ace Books in 1981. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Galaxy Science Fiction, Startling Stories, Fantastic, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Universe, …

35537. The Search for Kä

Randall Garrett

The Search for Kä is a book published in 1984 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

35539. The Poisoned Crown

Jan Siegel

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

35540. Danger on Midnight River

Gary Paulsen

Danger on Midnight River is the sixth novel in World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was published on July 1, 1995 by Random House.

35544. Richard Temple

Patrick O'Brian

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

35547. Fleeting Rome: In Search of La Dolce Vita

Carlo Levi

Fleeting Rome: In Search of La Dolce Vita is a posthumous book by Italian Jewish writer and painter Carlo Levi, which collects a number of his writings: correspondence, documents, photographic material from his exhibition catalogues, mainly extracted from the Italian State …

35549. The Cabinet of Light

Daniel O'Mahony

The Cabinet of Light was the ninth novella published by Telos Publishing Ltd. as part of their Doctor Who novellas series. It was written by Daniel O'Mahony, and was released as a standard edition hardback, and a deluxe edition featuring a frontispiece by John Higgins. Both …

35551. I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, …

Luca Rastello

A page-turning account of the international cocaine trade, presented as five lessons in how to move tons of the drug across borders Forget about cocaine concealed in false-bottomed suitcases or swallowed in ovules resistant to gastric juices. When entire national economies are …

35552. 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.

35556. Hollywood Noir

Jeff Mariotte

Hollywood Noir is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

35562. Big Anthony and the Magic Ring

Tomie dePaola

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring is a book published in 1979 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

35563. 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 …

35577. Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García

Love in the Time of Cholera is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez first published in Spanish in 1985. Alfred A. Knopf published an English translation in 1988, and an English-language movie adaptation was released in 2007.

35580. The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined …

35581. Time Bomb

Nigel Hinton

Time Bomb is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 2005. It is set in 1949 and tells the story of four boys who found an un exploded bomb where they played.

35590. The Diviners

Libba Bray

The Diviners is a 2012 young adult novel by Libba Bray. The book was published on September 18, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is set in New York City during the 1920s. The plot follows seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill as she helps her uncle Will - curator of …

35591. The Satanic Scriptures

Peter H. Gilmore

The Satanic Scriptures is a book by current High Priest of the Church of Satan, Peter H. Gilmore. Like The Satanic Bible before it, it is a collection of essays and observations. It also contains detailed writings on once non-public Satanic rituals. The hardback edition of the …

35598. 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 …

35599. 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 …

35600. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.Instant New York Times Bestseller “One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal“Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”—The New York Times …



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