The most popular books in English
from 37001 to 37200

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.

37001. The Mountain Is Young

Han Suyin

The Mountain Is Young is the fourth novel by Chinese-Flemish author Han Suyin. A love story set in Nepal, it was first published by Jonathan Cape, Ltd. London in 1958. It became a New York Times bestseller in Fiction that same year. It was republished by Penguin Books in 1962, …

37002. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and …

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is a pivotal work in which Poe calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representing the truth. It is an archetypal American story of escape from domesticity tracing a young man's …

37003. Bob the gambler

Frederick Barthelme

What I'd always liked about Biloxi was the decay, the things falling apart, the crap along the beach, the skeletons of abandoned hotels, the trashy warehouses and the rundown piers jutting out into the dirty water, so I wasn't thrilled that in the last five years our dinky coast …

37004. The Anatomy Lesson

John David Morley

The Anatomy Lesson is a novel by John David Morley, inspired by Rembrandt’s painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.

37007. Death from a Top Hat

Clayton Rawson

Death from a Top Hat is a locked-room mystery novel written by Clayton Rawson. It is the first of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and Rawson's favorite protagonist. In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, this novel was voted as the …

37009. The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and …

Edward Stein

The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation is a 1999 book about sexual orientation research by philosopher Edward Stein. Part of the "Ideologies of Desire" series edited by queer theorist David M. Halperin, the work has been praised by …

37010. The Wild Irish Girl

Lady Morgan

The Wild Irish Girl; a National Tale is an epistolary novel written by Irish novelist Sydney Owenson in 1806.

37011. The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the …

Edmund Wilson

The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties is a book by Edmund Wilson.

37012. London Blues

Anthony Frewin

London Blues is a novel by Anthony Frewin first published in 1997 about Soho in the late 1950s and early 1960s and in particular about the early days of pornographic movie production in Britain. London Blues is a mystery novel in that it describes not just the dangerous life but …

37014. The museum of clear ideas

Donald Hall

The museum of clear ideas is a book by Donald Hall.

37015. The Sexual Brain

Simon LeVay

The Sexual Brain is a 1993 book by Simon LeVay, about brain mechanisms involved in sexual behavior and feelings.

37016. 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 …

37017. The Brighter Buccaneer

Leslie Charteris

The Brighter Buccaneer is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton in June 1933. This was the eleventh book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". It was the first volume to make use …

37018. Harriet Spies Again

Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet Spies Again is a book written by Helen Ericson and Louise Fitzhugh.

37020. The Black Dwarf

Walter Scott

Walter Scott's novel The Black Dwarf was part of his Tales of My Landlord, 1st series, published along with Old Mortality on 2 December 1816 by William Blackwood, Edinburgh, and John Murray, London. Originally the four volumes of the series were to tell separate stories, but Old …

37021. The Fortunes of Nigel

Walter Scott

The Fortunes of Nigel is a novel written by Sir Walter Scott. The setting is some time between 1616 and 1625.

37023. Selected poems

Randall Jarrell

Selected poems is a book written by Randall Jarrell.

37024. A House-Boat on the Styx

John K. Bangs

A House-Boat on the Styx is a book written by John Kendrick Bangs and published in 1895.

37025. The Letter Left to Me

Joseph McElroy

The Letter Left to Me is Joseph McElroy's seventh novel. A letter from father to son is delivered to the son shortly after the father's death. The letter receives wider and wider circulation, and its continued effect on the son's life is described.

37026. Jake and The Kid

W. O. Mitchell

Jake and the Kid is a collection of short stories by W. O. Mitchell, originally published in 1961. Many stories in the series appeared in Maclean's prior to the book's publication. Mitchell also published a sequel volume, According to Jake and the Kid, in 1989.

37027. In Our Time

Tom Wolfe

In Our Time is a book of essays and illustrations written and drawn by Tom Wolfe, published in 1980.

37028. Predator & Prey: Jury

Gherbod Fleming

Predator & Prey: Jury is a book published in 2001 that was written by Gherbod Fleming.

37030. Coolie

Mulk Raj Anand

Coolie is a novel by Mulk Raj Anand first published in 1936. The novel reinforced Anand's position as one of India's leading English authors. The book is highly critical of British rule in India and India's caste system. The plot revolves around a 14-year-old boy, Munoo, and his …

37032. Nightmare Movies

Kim Newman

Nightmare Movies is a non-fiction book about horror films by British critic and novelist Kim Newman. It was first published in 1985 and had later editions published in 1988, 1989, and 2011. The initial printing was 160 pages, but it has been expanded to 633 pages.

37033. Shape-shifter

Pauline Melville

Shape-shifter is a book written by Pauline Melville.

37036. The Dwarf

Cho Se-hui

The Dwarf is Korean novel written by Cho Se-hui which was published in 1978. According to Professor Bruce Fulton, it is the most important piece of Korean fiction since World War II. The Dwarf was a best-seller in Korea and was also made into a feature film titled A Small Ball …

37038. Base Instincts

Jonathan H. Pincus

Base Instincts is a book written by Jonathan H Pincus.

37040. Shell Shock

Simon A. Forward

Shell Shock is an original novella written by Simon A. Forward and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Sixth Doctor and Peri. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition featuring a …

37044. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

37054. The Progress of a Crime

Julian Symons

The Progress of a Crime is a book by Julian Symons.

37063. Red Shelley

Paul Foot

Red Shelley is a 1981 work of literary criticism by Paul Foot. In it, the author draws attention to the radical political stance of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, as revealed in poems such as "Queen Mab" and "The Masque of Anarchy". Foot describes how Shelley, while …

37065. Death Turns the Tables

John Dickson Carr

Death Turns the Tables, first published in 1941, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

37067. Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World

H. R. F. Keating

Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World is a book written by H. R. F. Keating.

37069. Mike

P. G. Wodehouse

Mike is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 15 September 1909 by Adam & Charles Black, London. The story first appeared in the magazine The Captain, in two separate parts, collected together in the original version of the book; the first part, originally called …

37076. Old Angel Midnight

Jack Kerouac

Old Angel Midnight is a long narrative poem by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac. It was culled from five notebooks spanning from 1956 to 1959, while Kerouac was fully absorbed by his studies of Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy. Kerouac initially experimented with Old …

37077. Hating America: The New World Sport

John Gibson

Hating America: The New World Sport is a 2004 book by John Gibson, a Fox News pundit. The book discusses world reaction to the foreign policy of the United States after the September 11 Terrorist Attacks. The book received mixed reviews, typically down partisan and ideological …

37082. Impressions of Theophrastus Such

George Eliot

Impressions of Theophrastus Such is a work of fiction by George Eliot, first published in 1879. It was Eliot's last published writing and her most experimental, taking the form of a series of literary essays by an imaginary minor scholar whose eccentric character is revealed …

37083. The Mango Tree

Ronald McKie

The Mango Tree is a novel by Australian author Ronald McKie. In 1974, it won the Miles Franklin Award.

37084. The King Incorporated

Neal Ascherson

The King Incorporated was the first history book published by award-winning Scottish journalist and historian Neal Ascherson exploring the course of the Congo Free State from its foundation to annexation, as well as the role of King Leopold II. The King Incorporated was first …

37085. No Country for Young Men

Julia O'Faolain

No Country for Young Men is a book written by Julia O'Faolain.

37086. The river beyond the world

Janet Peery

The river beyond the world is a book written by Janet Peery.

37087. The Judge: An Untrue Tale

Harve Zemach

The Judge: An Untrue Tale is a book written by Harve Zemach and illustrated by Margot Zemach.

37088. Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher …

Jean Fritz

Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? is a book written by Jean Fritz.

37089. The Star Dwellers

James Blish

The Star Dwellers is a book publishedin 1961 that was written by James Blish.

37090. The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene

The Power and the Glory is a novel by British author Graham Greene. The title is an allusion to the doxology often recited at the end of the Lord's Prayer: "For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever, amen." It was also published in the U.S., initially …

37091. Afterimage

Kathleen George

Afterimage is a crime novel by the American writer Kathleen George set in contemporary Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of two murders, one of a woman and one of a child, that seem to be unrelated. Richard Christie, Head of Homicide, takes on the case, as in George's …

37093. A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth

A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth, published in 1993. At 1349 pages and 591,552 words, the book is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English language. A sequel, to be called A Suitable Girl, is due for publication in 2016.

37097. Verdict of Twelve

Raymond William Postgate

Verdict of Twelve is a novel by Raymond Postgate first published in 1940 about a trial by jury seen through the eyes of each of the twelve jurors as they listen to the evidence and try to reach a unanimous verdict of either "Guilty" or "Not guilty". Verdict of Twelve is set in …

37099. The Humble Administrator's Garden

Vikram Seth

The Humble Administrator's Garden is a collection of poetry written by Vikram Seth. It is his first collection, published in 1985.

37102. Mystery of Smugglers Cove

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of Smugglers Cove is the 64th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published the book in 2005.

37103. The Voodoo Plot

Franklin W. Dixon

The Voodoo plot is the 72nd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

37104. In the cage

Henry James

In the Cage is a novella by Henry James, first published as a book in 1898. This long story centers on an unnamed London telegraphist. She deciphers clues to her clients' personal lives from the often cryptic telegrams they submit to her as she sits in the "cage" at the post …

37106. The Removers

Donald Hamilton

The Removers is a spy novel by Donald Hamilton first published in 1961. It was the third novel featuring Hamilton's creation, counter-agent and assassin Matt Helm.

37107. Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991

Hayden Carruth

Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991 is a book by Hayden Carruth.

37108. Autumn Street

Lois Lowry

Autumn Street is a 1980 novel by two-time Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry.

37110. Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black …

Keith Boykin

Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America is a 2005 book by Keith Boykin. This book of essays analyzes the validity of the down low phenomenon, first publicized by J. L. King in his book On the Down Low. It covers multiple discussions about gay sexuality, the …

37111. Time will tell

Robin Jones Gunn

Time will tell is a book published in 1998 that was written by Robin Jones Gunn.

37121. The Victim of Prejudice

Mary Hays

The Victim of Prejudice is a novel by the English novelist Mary Hays. Published in 1799, it is Hays' second novel. The novel, depicting the challenges that its protagonist, Mary, encounters throughout her life, underlines the difficulty that women experienced in gaining …

37123. Chinese Gung-Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self …

Bruce Lee [director]

Chinese Gung-Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self Defense is a book by Bruce Lee expressing his martial arts philosophy and viewpoints. It describes his style of gungfu. It is the only book Lee published during his lifetime. ISBN 978-0-89750-112-5

37124. Necessary Roughness

Marie Lee

Necessary Roughness is a drama novel by Asian-American author Marie G. Lee. It features a discussion about discrimination and a clash of cultures between Korean parents and their children's American ways. Set around the fictional town of Iron River, Minnesota, it is the story of …

37126. The Saint Steps In

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Steps In is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris featuring his creation, Simon Templar, alias The Saint. The book was first published in serialized form in November 1942 in Liberty Magazine, with its first bound publication in 1943 in an American edition by …

37132. The Winter Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Winter Murder Case is a Philo Vance novella that S. S. Van Dine intended to expand into his twelfth full length book, a project cut short by his death. The Winter Murder Case seems especially similar to the B mystery movies of the 1930s, a cross between Van Dine's usual …

37133. Knave of Hearts

Elizabeth Linington

Knave of Hearts is a book written by Dell Shannon.

37134. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

37135. The Chaos Kid

Peter David

The Chaos Kid is a book published in 1991 that was written by Peter David.

37136. Whiskey River

Loren D. Estleman

Whiskey River is a book written by Loren D. Estleman.

37140. The Glass of Dyskornis

Randall Garrett

The Glass of Dyskornis is a book published in 1982 that was written by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron.

37145. Tucket's Home

Gary Paulsen

Tucket's Home is the fifth novel in The Tucket Adventures by Gary Paulsen. Francis finally recovering from a rattlesnake bite, he continues the trek to Oregon with Lottie and Billy. On their way they encounter a greenhorn English adventurer and his servants, Jason Grimes, …

37150. Men of Stone

Gayle Friesen

Men of Stone is a novel written by Gayle Friesen that was first published in 2000.

37152. My Brother, My Executioner

F. Sionil José

My Brother, My Executioner is a novel by Filipino author Francisco Sionil José written in Philippine English. A part of the so-called Rosales Saga - a series of five interconnected fiction novels - My Brother, My Executioner ranks third in terms of chronology. In the United …

37154. The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton

The Anatomy of Melancholy is a book by Robert Burton, first published in 1621.

37155. Lords of the Starship

Mark S. Geston

Lords of the Starship is a 1967 science fiction novel which marked the debut of author Mark S. Geston, written while he was a sophomore at Kenyon College. It was originally published in paperback by Ace Books, then reprinted for the British market in hardcover by Michael Joseph …

37156. The Fleet of the Stars

Poul Anderson

The Fleet of the Stars is a book published in 1997 that was written by Poul Anderson.

37157. The Werewolf and the Wormlord

Hugh Cook

The Werewolf and the Wormlord is a book published in 1991 that was written by Hugh Cook.

37158. Sex and the Single Ghost

Tawny Taylor

Sex and the Single Ghost is a paranormal romance novel by Tawny Taylor. The novel contains mild bondage. It is a stand-alone novel following the adventure of a Spirit American who has returned to Earth nine years after her death in order to discover why she was murdered.

37160. The Bloody Sun

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1964. The novel was substantially rewritten, expanded, and republished under the same title in 1979; Bradley's short story "To Keep the Oath" was …

37162. Run Like an Antelope

Sean Gibbon

Run Like an Antelope: On the Road with Phish is a memoir written by Sean Gibbons. Gibbons followed Phish around to concerts during the band's 1999 summer tour. Gibbons attended twenty concerts in thirty days. The book focuses on fellow fans and the concert atmosphere. Run Like …

37165. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

Sanyika Shakur

Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member is a memoir about gang life written in prison by Sanyika Shakur.

37166. Rocket Jockey

Lester del Rey

Rocket Jockey is a juvenile science fiction novel by Philip St. John with cover illustration by Alex Schomburg. The story follows the heroic efforts of young man Jerry Blaine in his efforts to win the famous rocket race, the Armstrong Classic. Rocket Jockey is a part of the …

37168. Angel's Gate

Gary Crew

Angel's Gate is a book written by Gary Crew.

37173. Blood and Honor

Graeme Davis

Blood and Honor is a fantasy novel by Graeme Davis, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the fourth novel in "The War-Torn" series. It was published in paperback in September 2006.

37174. Bound By Iron

Edward Bolme

Bound by Iron is a fantasy novel by Edward Bolme, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in "The Inquisitives" series. It was published in paperback in April 2007.

37175. Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors

Rosamond Purcell

Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors is a book by Stephen Jay Gould and Rosamond Purcell.

37178. When the Road Ends

Jean Thesman

When the Road Ends is a young-adult novel by Jean Thesman.

37179. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

37186. Kill Alex Cross

James Patterson

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the …

37187. Only Words

Catharine MacKinnon

Only Words is an influential work of feminist legal theory authored by Catharine MacKinnon in 1993. It contends that the U.S. legal system has used a First Amendment basis to protect intimidation, subordination, terrorism, and discrimination as enacted through pornography, …

37190. Nietzsche's kisses

Lance Olsen

Nietzsche's Kisses is a postmodern novel by Lance Olsen, published in 2006 by Fiction Collective Two. It is a work of historiographic metafiction.

37191. Isle of the Dead

Roger Zelazny

Isle of the Dead is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1969. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1969, and won the French Prix Apollo in 1972. The title refers to the several paintings by Swiss-German painter Arnold Böcklin. In the novel, …

37193. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a humorous detective novel by Douglas Adams, first published in 1987. It is described by the author on its cover as a "thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic". The book was followed by a …

37195. Frankenstein

SHELLEY

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

37196. Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel …

37199. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert Caro

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE NAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist * Time * …

37200. Gun Machine

Warren Ellis

The bestselling thriller from "a seriously good writer with a seriously wicked imagination" (New York Times Book Review). After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an …



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