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.

37401. Orrie's Story

Thomas Berger

In a modern-day reworking of the Oresteian trilogy, war hero Auggie returns home only to be murdered by his wife and her lover, his own son Orrie

37419. 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 …

37424. Malcolm Lowry

Douglas Day

Malcolm Lowry: A Biography is a book written by Douglas Day.

37425. 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.

37428. 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.

37429. Andrew Jackson & the Course of American …

Robert V. Remini

Andrew Jackson & the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 is a book written by Robert V. Remini.

37430. Predator & Prey: Werewolf

Gherbod Fleming

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

37431. Predator & Prey: Jury

Gherbod Fleming

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

37432. The World Swappers

John Brunner

The World Swappers is a science fiction novel by John Brunner. It was first published in the United States in 1959, as one half of Ace Double D-391. The other half was Siege of the Unseen by A. E. van Vogt. Reprinted by Ace 1967, 1976.

37433. Not in Front of the Children: "Indecency," …

Marjorie Heins

Not in Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth is a non-fiction book by attorney and civil libertarian Marjorie Heins about freedom of speech and the relationship between censorship and the "think of the children" argument. The book presents a …

37439. Base Instincts

Jonathan H. Pincus

Base Instincts is a book written by Jonathan H Pincus.

37444. 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.

37450. The Progress of a Crime

Julian Symons

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

37468. Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Tom Wolfe

Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is a 1970 book by Tom Wolfe. The book, Wolfe's fourth, is composed of two articles by Wolfe, "These Radical Chic Evenings," first published in June 1970 in New York magazine, about a gathering Leonard Bernstein held for the Black …

37474. Granny Was a Buffer Girl

Berlie Doherty

Granny Was a Buffer Girl is a realistic young-adult novel by Berlie Doherty, published by Methuen in 1986. It recounts stories of love, loyalty and change in several generations of a Sheffield family from the 1930s to the 1980s, linking them to the changing fortunes of that …

37475. The Judge: An Untrue Tale

Harve Zemach

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

37476. 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.

37477. 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 …

37482. Underwater Adventure

Willard Price

Underwater Adventure is a 1954 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. The book is about how they go diving and snorkelling for the Oceanographic institute, with a braggish and …

37487. A Floating Life

Simon Elegant

History and legend brilliantly combine in this bawdy "autobiographical" account of the life of famed rabble-rousing Chinese versemaker Li Po. A Floating Life is a magnificent portrayal of a critical time in China's history and the life of a literary legend. Nearly 1,300 years …

37493. Night of the Werewolf

Franklin W. Dixon

Night of the Werewolf is the 59th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published it in 2005.

37497. 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 …

37511. Counting the Eons

Isaac Asimov

Counting the Eons is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov. It was the sixteenth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, these being first published between August 1980 and December 1981. It …

37520. The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto

Stephen Graham Jones

The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto is a murder mystery by Stephen Graham Jones. It was published in 2005 by Fiction Collective 2. The Bird is Gone: A Manifest is Jones' third novel.

37528. 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, …

37556. The Werewolf and the Wormlord

Hugh Cook

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

37560. Light a Distant Fire

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Light a Distant Fire is a 1988 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson that fictionalizes the story of the Second Seminole War, Andrew Jackson, and the charismatic leader Osceola, warchief of the Seminole tribe.

37562. 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.

37571. Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, …

James F. Simon

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers is a book written by James F. Simon.

37574. 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 …

37575. When the Road Ends

Jean Thesman

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

37576. The 7 habits of highly effective teens

Sean Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a 1998 bestselling self-help book written by Sean Covey, the son of Stephen Covey. The book was published on October 9, 1998 through Touchstone Books and is largely based on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In 1999 Covey …

37577. Shadow of the Dragon

Sherry Garland

Shadow of the Dragon is a book written by Sherry Garland, with Sang Le as a protagonist who has a hard time adjusting to American life.

37581. 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 …

37587. The Good Person of Szechwan: Mother Courage and Her …

Bertolt Brecht

Three plays deal with a good-hearted prostitute, a war survivor, and life in Nazi Germany

37589. 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, …

37593. Playing to Win: Becoming the Champion

David Sirlin

David Sirlin's treatise on winning at competitive games.

37595. Billy Elliot the Musical

Lee Hall

Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and the book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves around motherless Billy, who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. The story of his …

37599. Half a War (Shattered Sea)

Joe Abercrombie

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND THE INDEPENDENT • New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Half a King, praised by George R. R. Martin as “a fast-paced tale of betrayal …

37600. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James Comey

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound …



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