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. Henry, King of France

Heinrich Mann

In Henry, King of France, the sequel to Young Henry of Navarre, the compelling epic of Henry IV's reign over France is followed to its tragic destiny. The novel recounts two decades of chaos and war that led to the triumphant founding of the French Republic and culminated in the …

37203. 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 …

37210. Roy & Al

Ralf König

Roy & Al is a book written by Ralf Konig.

37221. 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.

37224. 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 …

37249. Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers is a 1913 novel by the English writer D. H. Lawrence. The Modern Library placed it ninth on their list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. While the novel initially incited a lukewarm critical reception, along with allegations of obscenity, it is today …

37255. Churchill: The End of Glory

John Charmley

Churchill: The End of Glory is a biography of Winston Churchill by notable Churchill scholar John Charmley.

37263. The Wild Geese

Daniel Carney

The Wild Geese is a 1978 novel by Rhodesian author Daniel Carney published by Bantam Books. He originally titled it The Thin White Line, but it went unpublished until its film adaptation The Wild Geese was made. Carney could not get his novel published until a chance meeting …

37268. Heroes and Horrors

Fritz Leiber

Heroes and Horrors is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by Fritz Leiber, edited by Stuart David Schiff and illustrated by Tim Kirk. It was first published in hardcover in December 1978 by Whispers Press, and in paperback in August 1980 by Pocket Books. The …

37282. White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the …

Winthrop Jordan

White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 is a book by Winthrop D. Jordan.

37285. 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.

37288. The Prince and Betty

P. G. Wodehouse

Anyone who has read the novels of P.G. Wodehouse will certainly expect a load of tongue in cheek humor in The Prince and Betty. While not containing the same humor that has made Wodehouse one of the most read humorists of the 20th century, this novel certainly creates an …

37296. Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating …

Peter Menzel

Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects is a non-fiction book by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio.

37308. 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.

37310. Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety

Sigmund Freud

Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety is the 1926 book written by Sigmund Freud.

37318. Pundits from Pakistan

Rahul Bhattacharya

Pundits from Pakistan is a book on cricket by Indian writer Rahul Bhattacharya. It covers the Indian cricket team’s tour of Pakistan in the year 2004. While the book is largely about cricket, it also tells of how the tour had an impact that went far beyond sub-continental …

37334. 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 …

37337. 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 …

37347. Main Street D.O.A.

Peter David

Main Street D.O.A. is a book published in 1991 that was written by Peter David.

37350. The Kaiser's Last Kiss

Alan Judd

The Kaiser's Last Kiss is a 2003 novel written by Alan Judd. The story gives a fictional account of the last few days in the life of exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II after his home at Doorn, Netherlands is taken over by the invading Germans during the opening months of the Second World …

37359. The Illusionist

Jennifer Johnston

The Illusionist, published in 1995, is a novel by Irish author Jennifer Johnston, and considered one of her best works. It gained positive reviews in The Irish Times, Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman.

37372. The Eye of the Tyger

Paul J. McAuley

The Eye of the Tyger is an original novella written by Paul J. McAuley and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor. It was released as a standard edition hardback, a deluxe edition featuring a frontispiece by …

37383. Wait for Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in …

Rebecca St. James

Wait For Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in Romance is a 2002 book written by Christian pop and rock singer/songwriter Rebecca St. James. It was inspired by her popular song, "Wait For Me" which was also the title of her 2000 46-city concert tour. The book, like the song, is …

37393. 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, …



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