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.

37201. 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, …

37202. Sholay: The Making of a Classic

Anupama Chopra

Sholay: The Making Of A Classic is a captivating saga about the biggest timeless Indian blockbuster which swayed the silver screen for nearly 5 years in the mid-seventies. It chronicles each and every facet of this Ramesh Sippy magnum opus. Sholay, the very name enthralls all …

37203. 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 …

37204. 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.

37208. 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.

37210. The Curious Quests of Brigadier Ffellowes

Sterling E. Lanier

The Curious Quests of Brigadier Ffellowes is a collection of fantasy short stories by Sterling E. Lanier. The stories take the form of tall tales told in a bar or club, similar to the Jorkens stories of Lord Dunsany. It was first published in 1986 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, …

37213. The Colour of Magic

Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic is a 1983 comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, and is the first book of the Discworld series. The first printing of the British edition consisted of 506 copies. Pratchett has described it as "an attempt to do for the classical fantasy universe what Blazing …

37218. A Century of Dishonor

Helen Hunt Jackson

A Century of Dishonor is a non-fiction book by Helen Hunt Jackson first published in 1881 that chronicled the experiences of Native Americans in the United States, focusing on injustices. Jackson wrote A Century of Dishonor in an attempt to change government ideas/policy toward …

37226. 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 …

37227. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

37229. The Road of Azrael

Robert E. Howard

The Road of Azrael is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 2,150 copies, of which, 300 were boxed and signed by the artist.

37231. 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. …

37232. 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.

37234. The Casuarina Tree

W. Somerset Maugham

The Casuarina Tree is a collection of short stories set in 1920s Malaya by W. Somerset Maugham that came out of travels he paid for by working for the British Secret Service as a spy. It was first published by the UK publishing house, Heinemann, in 1926.

37236. Agatha Christie A to Z

Dawn B. Sova

Agatha Christie A to Z is a book written by Dawn B. Sova.

37243. The Interlopers

Donald Hamilton

The Interlopers, first published in 1969, was the twelfth novel in the Matt Helm spy series by Donald Hamilton, which began in 1960. It represents a middle period in the Helm novels, being about 80,000 words in length, somewhat longer than the first four or five in the series, …

37244. A vision of Britain

Prince Charles

A Vision of Britain: A Personal View of Architecture is a 1989 book written by Charles, Prince of Wales.

37245. Prior Convictions

Lia Matera

Prior Convictions is a book written by Lia Matera.

37247. Monkey on a Stick

John Hubner

Monkey on a Stick is a book written by Lindsey Gruson and John Hubner.

37252. 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 …

37256. The Family

Tōson Shimazaki

The Family is a Japanese novel written by Tōson Shimazaki, first serialized in 1910–11 under the title Ie. This autobiographical novel deals with the disintegration of two provincial families, the Koizumis and the Hashimotos.

37276. Conundrum

Jeff Crook

Conundrum is a fantasy novel by Jeff Crook, published in 2001. The story takes place in the Dragonlance setting, based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

37279. Cheeky Angel Vol. 17

Hiroyuki Nishimori

When nine-year-old Megumi Amatsuka receives a book of magic from a sorcerer, he summons a genie and requests to be the "manliest man on earth," but the genie, a mischievous devil, makes him the "womanliest woman on the earth."

37283. The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a …

John Steele Gordon

The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power: 1653–2000 is a non-fiction book on business history by John Steele Gordon. The book was initially published on November 16, 1999 by Scribner.

37285. The Saint and the Hapsburg Necklace

Leslie Charteris

The Saint and the Hapsburg Necklace is the title of a 1976 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel is written by Christopher Short, but per the custom at this time, the author credit on the cover goes to Leslie Charteris, who created …

37288. The Gnome King of Oz

Ruth Plumly Thompson

The Gnome King of Oz is the twenty-first in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the seventh by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Like nineteen of the twenty previous books, it was illustrated by John R. Neill.

37289. The four seasons of marriage

Gary D. Chapman

The Four Seasons of Marriage is a book written by Gary D. Chapman.

37292. 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.

37293. 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.

37294. The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir

Daisy Bates

The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir is a book written by Daisy Bates.

37318. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a science fiction novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui. It tells the story of a high-school girl who accidentally acquires the ability to time travel. Originally serialised in seven installments in two of Gakken's secondary school student-aimed magazines, …

37326. Mean Justice

Edward Humes

Mean Justice is a book written by Edward Humes.

37327. Devil May Cry Volume 2

Shinya Goikeda

Devil May Cry Volume 2 is a book written by Shinya Goikeda and published in 2003 as a prologue to the Devil May Cry 2 video game.

37329. 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 …

37373. The Devotion of Suspect X

Keigo

The Devotion of Suspect X is a 2005 novel by Keigo Higashino, the third in his Detective Galileo series and is his most acclaimed work thus far. The novel won him numerous awards, including the 134th Naoki Prize, which is a highly regarded award in Japan. The novel also won the …

37374. Devil May Cry Volume 1

Shinya Goikeda

Devil May Cry Volume 1 is a book written by Shinya Goikeda and published in 2001 as a prologue to the Devil May Cry video game.

37396. Drops of God, Volume '02: Le Gouttes de Dieu

Tadashi Agi

Shizuku Kanzaki is the son of a recently deceased, world renowned wine critic named Yutaka Kanzaki. In order to take ownership of his father's legacy, an extensive wine collection featuring some of the most rare labels of the last 30 years, he must find 13 wines, known as the …

37398. Eyeshield 21 (37)

Riichiro Inagaki

Catch all the bone-crushing action and slapstick comedy of Japan's hottest football manga!Reads R to L (Japanese Style). Final Volume! Ready Set Hut In this action-packed final volume, Team USA and Team Japan face off in a bid for the title of best youth football team in the …

37399. Slam Dunk (21)

Takehiko Inoue

Get ready for the greatest sports manga of all time!Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T. Winning isn't everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be …

37400. 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 * …



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