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.

38601. The Black Flame

Stanley G. Weinbaum

Toward the end of the Twentieth Century-so say historians of the age of the Second Enlightenment-civilization died in a blaze of atomic and bacterial warfare. Barbarism followed the holocaust, the Dark Centuries during which humanity rested and prepared for a charge to new …

38603. Arctic Adventure

Willard Price

Arctic Adventure is a 1980 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price. It features his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt.

38606. Inside Sahara

Basil Pao

Inside Sahara is a large coffee-table style book containing pictures taken by Basil Pao, who was the stills photographer on the team that made the Sahara with Michael Palin TV program for the BBC. Michael Palin's name is prominently displayed on the cover, and he has contributed …

38608. Lord Weary's Castle

Robert Lowell

Lord Weary's Castle, Robert Lowell's second book of poetry, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1947 when Lowell was only thirty. Robert Giroux, who was the publisher of Lowell's wife at the time, Jean Stafford, also became Lowell's publisher after he saw the manuscript for …

38609. Glory Hole Murders

Tony Fennelly

Glory Hole Murders is a book written by Tony Fennelly.

38610. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson written by James Boswell. The work was a popular and critical success when first published. It is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as …

38613. Camp Princess 1: Born To Rule

Kathryn Lasky

Camp Princess 1: Born To Rule is a book published in 2006 that was written by Kathryn Lasky.

38615. The Member of the Wedding

Carson McCullers

The Member of the Wedding is a 1946 novel by Southern writer Carson McCullers. It took McCullers five years to complete, although she interrupted the work for a few months to write the short novel The Ballad of the Sad Café. In a salacious letter to her husband Reeves McCullers, …

38620. Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal is a book based on a spoken diary of Jiddu Krishnamurti. It was originally published in 1987.

38622. The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow Into the …

Edgardo Vega Yunqué

The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow into the Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle is a 2004 novel by Edgardo Vega Yunqué. The novel follows Omaha Bigelow, a 35-year-old failure, with whom Maruquita Salsipuedesa, a 15-year-old bruja, falls in love. She has her mother perform a …

38623. Judaism as a Civilization

Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life is a 1934 work on the Jewish religion and American Jewish life by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism. The book is Kaplan's most notable work and has influenced a number of …

38634. Orwell, the transformation

Peter Stansky

Orwell, the transformation is a book written by Peter Stansky and William Abrahams.

38635. Photographs and Notebooks

Bruce Chatwin

Photographs and Notebooks is a collection of British author Bruce Chatwin's photographs and notebooks that were made during his life when he was working on his various novels and travel books. It was published posthumously in 1993 by Jonathan Cape.

38636. Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy

Freeman Wills Crofts

Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy is a crime novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, featuring Inspector Joseph French of Scotland Yard.

38638. Earth to Earth

John Cornwell

Earth to Earth is a book written by John Cornwell.

38639. Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time

Walter Sullivan

Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time is a book written by Walter S. Sullivan.

38642. Danger and Survival

McGeorge Bundy

Danger and Survival is a book written by McGeorge Bundy.

38643. Warstrider

William H. Keith, Jr.

Warstrider is a book published in 1993 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

38644. The Questing Hero

Hugh Cook

The Questing Hero is a book published in 1988 that was written by Hugh Cook.

38646. Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

E. Paul Zehr

Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero is a 2008 science book by neuroscience professor E. Paul Zehr. The book was first published on November 7, 2008 through Johns Hopkins University Press and covers how much an ordinary person would need to train and adapt to become …

38647. Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the …

Mudrooroo Narogin

Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World is an historical novel by Mudrooroo Nyoongah, first published in 1983. Though the protagonist Wooreddy is fictional, the novel deals largely with the real-life George Augustus Robinson, who was sent by Great …

38648. The Waters of Kronos

Conrad Richter

The Waters of Kronos is a novel by Conrad Richter published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1960. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1961. According the Penn State University, "this is the story of John Donner, an aging writer who has driven from the West Coast back to …

38649. Mice Twice

Joseph Low

Mice Twice is a book written by Joseph Low.

38650. The Old Tobacco Shop

William Bowen

The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure is a children's fantasy novel by William Bowen that was named a Newbery Honor book. The novel, published by MacMillan in 1921, is illustrated by Reginald Birch.

38651. The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories

Cynthia Ozick

The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories is the second book and first collection of stories published by American author Cynthia Ozick. "The Pagan Rabbi" and "Envy, or Yittish in America" along with an interview of the author were later collected as an audio book in 1989 read by Ron …

38652. As I Was Crossing Boston Common

Norma Farber

As I Was Crossing Boston Common is the 1975 book by Norma Farber.

38653. A Death of Honor

Joe Clifford Faust

A Death of Honor is a science fiction mystery novel by American author Joe Clifford Faust. It was published in 1987 by Del Rey Books.

38654. In the Days of McKinley

Margaret Leech

In the Days of McKinley is a book by Margaret Leech.

38656. Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. The main character, Holly Golightly, is one of Capote's best-known creations.

38657. The World Beyond the Hill

Alexei and Cory Panshin

The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence is a book about the history of science fiction, written by Alexei Panshin and Cory Panshin. It took them about ten years to research and write, though they had made earlier attempts at writing a book on …

38659. Madumo, a Man Bewitched

Adam Ashforth

Madumo, a Man Bewitched is a 2000 non-fiction anthropology book written by Australian social scientist and professor Adam Ashforth.

38660. Mus of Kerbridge

Paul Kidd

Mus of Kerbridge is a 1995 fantasy novel by Paul Kidd. It follows the story of a mouse called Mus who has been sent to spy on the princess of Kerbridge only to help her fight against the warlady of the South.

38662. Flannelled Fool

T. C. Worsley

Flannelled Fool is an autobiography by T. C. Worsley, published in 1967. It takes its title from a phrase in "The Islanders", a poem by Rudyard Kipling. Though Flannelled Fool is subtitled A Slice of a Life in the Thirties, much of it treats the author's childhood and education …

38663. In Search of Wonder

Damon Knight

In Search of Wonder: Essays on Modern Science Fiction is a collection of critical essays by Damon Knight. Most of the material in the original version of the book was originally published between 1952 and 1955 in various science fiction magazines including Infinity Science …

38664. The House of the Worm

Gary Myers

The House of the Worm is a collection of stories by author Gary Myers. It was published in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,144 copies and was the author's first book. The book is a stylistic pastiche of H. P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany, and may be seen as an expansion of …

38671. A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales

Robert E. Howard

A Gent from Bear Creek is a collection of Western short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1937 by Herbert Jenkins. The first United States edition was published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1966. The stories continue on from …

38674. Brother Man

Roger Mais

Brother Man is a novel by Roger Mais, about a Messianic folk Rastafarian healer, 'Bra' Man' John Power. The plot follows the superstructure of Christ's story, with other characters resembling Mary Magdelene etc. The book is extremely significant as it is the first serious …

38678. 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 …

38680. Le Calvaire

Octave Mirbeau

Le Calvaire is a novel written by the French journalist, novelist and playwright Octave Mirbeau, and published by Ollendorff in 1886.

38682. The Siege of White Deer Park

Colin Dann

The Siege of White Deer Park is the fifth book of The Animals of Farthing Wood series. It was first published in 1985 and has since been included in a single book with In the Path of the Storm and Battle for the Park in the "Second Omnibus" edition.

38687. The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719. Just as in its significantly more popular predecessor, Robinson Crusoe, the first edition credits the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author. It was published under …

38688. My Pretty Pony

Stephen King

"My Pretty Pony" is a short story written by Stephen King and illustrated by the artist Barbara Kruger. It was the sixth publication in the Whitney Museum of American Art artist and writer series. An original limited artist edition of 250 was published in 1989 and was an …

38689. The Treasure in the Royal Tower

Carolyn Keene

Treasure in the Royal Tower is a young adult novel by Carolyn Keene in the Nancy Drew stories.

38697. The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the …

Ramesh Ponnuru

The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life is a book written by Ramesh Ponnuru. The hardcover edition, published by Regnery Publishing, was released on April 24, 2006 and consists of 320 pages. Controversially titled, the work is …

38698. The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey …

George Schaller

The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations is the 1973 book by George Schaller.

38699. Music, the arts, and ideas

Leonard B. Meyer

Music, the arts, and ideas is a book written by Leonard B. Meyer.

38702. The Pirates of Zan

Murray Leinster

The Pirates of Zan is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in 1959 as "The Pirates of Ersatz". It was nominated for the 1960 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It first appeared in book form in 1959 as one component of an Ace …

38703. The Last Dream

Gordon R. Dickson

The Last Dream is a collection of fantasy and science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1986. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Fantastic, Startling …

38705. Rosetta

Dave Stern

Rosetta is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released on 31 January 2006.

38706. Last Full Measure

Michael A. Martin

Last Full Measure is a Star Trek: Enterprise relaunch novel, which was released on 25 April 2006.

38712. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Ann Brashares

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a bestselling young adult novel by Ann Brashares published in 2001. It follows the adventures of four best friends — Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, Bridget Vreeland, and Carmen Lowell, who will be spending their first summer apart when a …

38718. Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries)

Gloria Skurzynski

Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries) is a book by Alane Ferguson and Gloria Skurzynski.

38719. Smile!

Geraldine McGaughrean

Smile! is a children's book by Geraldine McCaughrean. In 2004 it won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award.

38721. Nemesis

Agatha Christie

Nemesis is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1971 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at £1.50 and the US edition at $6.95. It was the last Miss …

38726. Body Blows

Marc Strange

Body Blows is a book written by Marc Strange.

38727. Maiden of Pain

Kameron M. Franklin

Maiden of Pain is a fantasy novel by Kameron M. Franklin, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Priests" series. This novel was the subject of the 2003 Wizards of the Coast novel Open …

38731. Companion Piece

Mike Tucker

Companion Piece is an original novella written by Robert Perry and Mike Tucker and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor and Catherine. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe …

38739. Nameless Places

Gerald W. Page

Dark Things is an anthology of science fiction, fantasy and horror stories edited by Gerald W. Page. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,160 copies. The stories in this volume had not been previously published.

38745. Hellworld

Simon R. Green

Hellworld is a book published in 1993 that was written by Simon R. Green.

38755. The Ragged Edge of Science

L. Sprague de Camp

The Ragged Edge of Science is a science book by L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Don Simpson. It was first published by Owlswick Press in 1980. The book is a collection of twenty-two articles on various curiosities and wonders exploring the boundaries between science and …

38758. The Nawal El Saadawi reader

Nawal El Saadawi

The Nawal El Saadawi reader is a book written by Nawal El Saadawi.

38779. Solitary Man

Jeff Mariotte

Solitary Man is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

38785. Shogun: A Novel of Japan

James Clavell

Shōgun is a 1975 novel by James Clavell. It is the first novel of the author's Asian Saga. A major bestseller, by 1990 the book had sold 15 million copies worldwide. Beginning in feudal Japan some months before the critical Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Shōgun gives an account …

38794. Tehlikeli Oyunlar

Oğuz Atay

Tehlikeli Oyunlar is the second novel of Oğuz Atay. It has been published in 1973. The main character of the novel is Hikmet Benol. Atay has stated in his diary that he has tried to create a "negative character" contrary to Selim Işık, who is the main character in his first …

38798. Clutch of Constables

Ngaio Marsh

Clutch of Constables is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-fifth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1968. The plot concerns art forgery, and takes place on a cruise on a fictional river in the Norfolk Broads; the "Constable" referred to …

38799. Finding Audrey

Sophie Kinsella

A ZOELLA Book Club Pick!From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.Audrey wears dark glasses all the time, even in the …

38800. My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet. Everywhere …

continue with book 38801 - 39000