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.

37203. 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.

37204. Ergo; a comedy

Jakov Lind

"Lind is a writer—one of the best—who has chosen to speak in a different tongue. It is amazing that he is witty; it is not at all surprising that he is profound."—New York TimesWacholder lives and works at Custom House No. 8 with his adopted son Aslan and a lodger named Leo. …

37205. The Old Child & Other Stories

Jenny Erpenbeck

The Old Child & Other Stories introduces in English one of Germany’s most original and brilliant young authors, Jenny Erpenbeck. Written in spare, highly concentrated language, "a sustained feat of verbal economy" (Die Zeit), the one novella and four stories in The Old Child …

37206. The Jameses: A Family Narrative

R. W. B. Lewis

Places the lives of Henry James, the writer, his brother, William, the philospher, and their sister, Alice, in the context of their family history

37217. Roy & Al

Ralf König

Roy & Al is a book written by Ralf Konig.

37227. Traveling on One Leg

Herta Müller

Traveling on One Leg is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller, published in German in 1989 by Rotbuch Verlag. An English translation was made available in 1998. The protagonist Irene is a German-speaking woman in her mid-thirties who has just emigrated from Romania …

37228. The museum of clear ideas

Donald Hall

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

37238. 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 …

37246. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

37273. The Progress of a Crime

Julian Symons

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

37291. The Ghost Drum

Susan Price

The Ghost Drum is a children's fantasy novel by Susan Price, published by Faber in 1987, and the first book in the Ghost World trilogy. It is an original fairy tale using elements from Russian history and Russian folklore. Like many traditional tales it is full of cruelty, …

37292. 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.

37295. 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 …

37296. The Great Fetish

L. Sprague de Camp

The Great Fetish is a science fiction novel by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in two parts, as "Heretic in a Balloon" and "The Witches of Manhattan", in the issues for winter, 1977, and January/February, 1978, respectively. …

37308. 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 …

37327. 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

37329. Some Folk Think the South Pole's Hot: The Three …

Elke Heidenreich

Sprightly rhymed couplets tell this lengthy surreal tale of the nattily dressed penguins who joyfully welcome the Opera Ship from Old Vienna to the South Pole. And who should be onboard but the legendary Three Tenors! The excited, already properly attired audience includes …

37330. 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 …

37334. The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy by Hans-Hermann Hoppe was first published in 1993 followed by a second edition in 2006.

37345. Ravensoul

James Barclay

Ravensoul is a book published in 2008 that was written by James Barclay.

37354. Deviant Love

Sigmund Freud

Deviant Love is a book by Sigmund Freud.

37357. Deep Waters

Malcolm Rose

Deep Waters is a book published in 1997 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

37375. The Dalek Factor

Simon Clark

The Dalek Factor is an original novella written by Simon Clark and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features a Doctor whose incarnation is unspecified. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition …

37376. 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 …

37378. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

37379. Angel's Gate

Gary Crew

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

37387. Beneath the Moors

Brian Lumley

Beneath the Moors is a fantasy horror novel by author Brian Lumley. It was published by Arkham House in 1974 in an edition of 3,842 copies. It was Lumley's second book published by Arkham House. The novel is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

37388. The Isis Pedlar

Monica Hughes

The Isis Pedlar is a young adult science fiction novel by Monica Hughes, the third in the Isis series, following The Guardian of Isis. It was first published in 1982. The book takes place in the distant future on the fictional world of Isis. Nine years have passed since the …

37390. The Dragon's Lair

Elizabeth Haydon

The Dragon's Lair is the third book in The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series by Elizabeth Haydon and published in June 2009. The book is illustrated by Jason Chan.

37394. Mean Justice

Edward Humes

Mean Justice is a book written by Edward Humes.



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