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.

38802. The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad

"The Secret Sharer" is a short story by Joseph Conrad written in 1909, first published in Harper's Magazine in 1910, and as a book in the short-story collection Twixt Land and Sea. The story was filmed as a segment of the 1952 film Face to Face. The Secret Sharer was adapted to …

38804. 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.

38805. African Adventure

Willard Price

African Adventure is a 1963 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. On Safari in Uganda, Hal and Roger manage to capture a varied collection of African animals including hippo, hyena, …

38809. Americans and the California dream, 1850-1915

Kevin Starr

Americans and the California dream, 1850-1915 is a boook written by Kevin Starr.

38813. Gold by the Inch

Lawrence Chua

The novel is split into three sections. The narrator is in Thailand visiting his younger brother, Luk, who works there as an architect. Thailand is the birthplace of the narrator’s mother. He ‘falls in love’ with Thong, a Thai prostitute, during his visit. The book tracks the …

38814. Somewhere Around the Corner

Jackie French

Somewhere Around the Corner is a children's novel written by Australian author Jackie French. It was her first historical novel, and chronicles the adventures of a homeless girl from 1994 who goes 'around the corner' to another time - the Great Depression.

38816. The Roots of the Mountains

William Morris

The Roots of the Mountains: Wherein is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale, Their Friends, Their Neighbors, Their Foemen, and Their Fellows in Arms is a fantasy romance by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with an …

38823. The Ebb-Tide

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and a Quartette is a short novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. It was published the year Stevenson died.

38824. 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 …

38825. The Abominations of Yondo

Clark Ashton Smith

The Abominations of Yondo is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1960 and was the author's fourth collection of stories published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 2,005 copies. The …

38826. 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.

38828. On the Boundaries of Darkness

Niel Hancock

On the Boundaries of Darkness is a book published in 1982 that was written by Niel Hancock.

38835. Sky Pirates of Callisto

Lin Carter

Sky Pirates of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the third in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in January 1973, and reprinted twice through April 1974. The first British edition was published by Orbit Books in 1975. …

38839. The Sleeping Sphinx

John Dickson Carr

The Sleeping Sphinx, first published in 1947, 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.

38841. The Kalām Cosmological Argument

William Lane Craig

The Kalām Cosmological Argument is a book written by William Lane Craig. It comprises a contemporary defense of the Kalām cosmological argument. The book purports to establish the existence of God based upon the alleged metaphysical impossibility of an infinite regress of past …

38842. Rip Tide

Louise Cooper

Rip Tide is an original novella written by Louise Cooper and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition featuring a frontispiece by Fred …

38843. The Trouble with Principle

Stanley Fish

The Trouble with Principle is a book by Stanley Fish.

38847. Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book

Muriel Feelings

Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book is a book written by Muriel Feelings and illustrated by Tom Feelings.

38848. All Falling Down

Gene Zion

All Falling Down is a book written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham.

38849. My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Becky Reyher

My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World is a book written by Becky Reyher and illustrated by Ruth Gannett.

38850. As I Was Crossing Boston Common

Norma Farber

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

38855. Safari Adventure

Willard Price

Safari Adventure is a 1966 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. The plot concerns the epic problem of poachers, who are killing off the wildlife in Tsavo Game reserve. The game warden, …

38857. 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.

38859. Hell's Pavement

Damon Knight

Hell's Pavement is a science fiction novel by Damon Knight. The story postulates a technique for dealing with asocial behavior by giving everyone an "analogue", a mental imprint of an authority figure that intervenes whenever violent or otherwise harmful acts are contemplated. …

38863. 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 …

38866. 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 …

38867. The Billion Dollar Ransom

Franklin W. Dixon

The Billion Dollar Ransom is the 73rd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

38869. The Detonators

Donald Hamilton

The Detonators, published in 1985, is a novel in the long-running secret agent series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton.

38876. 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business is a book by Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

38878. The Minister's Wooing

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Minister's Wooing is a historical novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, first published in 1859. Set in 18th-century New England, the novel explores New England history, highlights the issue of slavery, and critiques the Calvinist theology in which Stowe was raised. Due to …

38882. Kine

Alan Lloyd

Kine is a book published in 1982 that was written by Alan Lloyd.

38888. Coronado's Children

J. Frank Dobie

Coronado's Children was the second book written by J. Frank Dobie, published by The Southwest Press in 1930. It deals with lore of lost mines and lost treasures in the American Southwest, for the most part in Texas. The Spanish explorer Coronado quested for the fabled Seven …

38890. Susannah of the Mounties

Muriel Denison

Susannah of the Mounties is a novel written by Muriel Denison in 1936. In the book Susannah is sent to Regina, Saskatchewan to spend the summer with her uncle who is a Mountie. There were several sequels to the book, including Susannah at Boarding School, Susannah of the Yukon …

38893. 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 …

38894. Saraband of Lost Time

Richard Grant

Saraband of Lost Time is a science fiction novel by Maine author Richard Grant, published by Avon Books in 1985. It is his first of several novels, labeled as science fiction. Saraband placed eighth in the annual Locus Poll for best first novel, and received a special citation …

38896. 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.

38899. Uncle Target

Gavin Lyall

Uncle Target is a third person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1988, and the fourth and last in his series of novels with the character “Harry Maxim” as the main protagonist.

38900. The Carnelian Throne

Janet Morris

The Carnelian Throne is a 1979 fantasy novel by Janet Morris. Published by Bantam Books, it is the fourth and final title of the Silistra series.

38902. Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality …

Flo Conway

Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change is a 1978 book which describes the authors' theory of religious conversion. They propose that "snapping" is a mental process through which a person is recruited by a cult or new religious movement, or leaves the group …

38903. Lament for the Molly Maguires

Arthur H. Lewis

Lament for the Molly Maguires is a book written by Arthur H. Lewis.

38913. The Human Edge

Gordon R. Dickson

The Human Edge is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 2003 and was edited by Hank Davis. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, If, Fantasy and …

38916. 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 …

38919. The Slave-girl from Jerusalem

Caroline Lawrence

The Slave-girl from Jerusalem is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence. The novel, the thirteenth in the Roman Mysteries series, was published in 2007. It is set in December AD 80 in and around Ostia, and deals with death, slavery and the Roman legal system.

38920. Waking Dream

Rhiannon Lassiter

Waking Dream is a young adult novel by Rhiannon Lassiter, first published in 2002. It is a dark fantasy about magic, dreams and another world.

38922. Never Kissed Goodnight

Edie Claire

Never Kissed Goodnight: A Leigh Koslow Mystery is a crime novel by the American writer Edie Claire set in contemporary Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, whose cousin Cara's father abandoned her when she was a baby. Koslow seeks …

38924. 23 Shades of Black

K. J. A. Wishnia

23 Shades of Black is a book written by K. J. A. Wishnia.

38925. That Summer

Sarah Dressen

That Summer is Sarah Dessen's first novel, published in 1996. This novel and Dessen's Someone Like You, are the basis for the film How to Deal.

38933. Steel Brother

Gordon R. Dickson

Steel Brother is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Tor Books in 1985 and reprints most of the stories from Dickson's earlier collection, Dickson!, with one additional story. The stories originally appeared in the magazines …

38935. Bad Bargain

Diana G. Gallagher

Bad Bargain is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

38936. Thirteen Albatrosses

Donald Harington

Thirteen Albatrosses is an American novel written by Donald Harington. It was published in 2002.

38961. Hellworld

Simon R. Green

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

38996. An Invitation to the White House

Hillary Rodham Clinton

An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History is a 2000 book written by First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published by Simon & Schuster, the coffee table book describes life at the White House during the Clinton administration, including the …

39000. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Neil Gaiman

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, …



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