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.

38801. Quicksand

Emmanuel Bove

After the fall of France, colorless Joseph Bridet determines to go to Vichy and ingratiate himself with the regime there as a first step towards escaping to England, only to discover that he is in agreement with the suspicious and pitiless world of the Petainists, where everyone …

38814. Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, and was first published as a serial 1837–9. The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then apprenticed with an undertaker. He escapes from there and …

38815. 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.

38822. Memories of the Space Age

J. G. Ballard

Memories of the Space Age is a collection of Science fiction stories by author J.G. Ballard. It was released in 1988 by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,903 copies and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. The stories, set at Cape Canaveral, …

38826. Internationalism or Russification?

Ivan Dzi︠u︡ba

Internationalism or Russification? is a book by Ukrainian writer and social activist Ivan Dziuba, written in September-December 1965.

38833. The Sting of the Scorpion

Franklin W. Dixon

The Sting of the Scorpion is Volume 58 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by James D. Lawrence in 1979. The first four printings contained a plug for Night Of The Werewolf, but …

38837. Metallica: This Monster Lives

Joe Berlinger

Metallica: This Monster Lives is a book written by Joe Berlinger and Greg Milner about how Berlinger filmed the feature-length movie Some Kind of Monster with the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The book follows the emotional roller-coaster both he and his film partner …

38844. Smith of Wootton Major

J. R. R. Tolkien

Smith of Wootton Major, first published in 1967, is a novella by J. R. R. Tolkien.

38849. 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 …

38856. The innocence of the Devil

Nawal El Saadawi

The innocence of the Devil is a book written by Nawal El Saadawi.

38858. New York Jew

Alfred Kazin

New York Jew is a book written by Alfred Kazin.

38859. A crown for the king

Solomon ibn Gabirol

A crown for the king is a work written by Solomon ibn Gabirol.

38868. Music, the arts, and ideas

Leonard B. Meyer

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

38870. The Secret of Sinharat

Leigh Brackett

The Secret of Sinharat is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett set on the planet Mars, whose protagonist is Eric John Stark.

38871. 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 …

38877. The House on the Hill

Eileen Dunlop

The House on the Hill is a book by Eileen Dunlop.

38879. Smile!

Geraldine McGaughrean

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

38918. The Nawal El Saadawi reader

Nawal El Saadawi

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

38922. Two women in one

Nawal El Saadawi

Imraʻtān fī imraʼah is a book written by Nawal El Saadawi.

38925. Book of Chivalry

Geoffroi de Charny

The Book of Chivalry was written by the knight Geoffroi de Charny sometime around the early 1350s. The treatise is intended to explain the appropriate qualities for a knight, reform the behavior of the fighting classes, and defend the chivalric ethos against its critics, mainly …

38933. Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of …

Khaled Abou El Fadl

Reports on a conference held to identify ways in which the new constitution of Afghanistan could help put the country on the path to a strong, stable democracy characterized by good governance and rule of law. The participants identified practical ideas for those involved in …

38938. The well of life

Nawal El Saadawi

The well of life is a book written by Nawal El Saadawi.

38956. Murder in Coweta County

Margaret Barnes

Murder in Coweta County is a book written by Margaret Barnes.

38966. Leigjandinn

Svava Jakobsdóttir

Leigjandinn is a book writen by Svava Jakobsdóttir.

38972. Nahj al-Balagha

Ali B Abi Talib

The Nahj al-Balagha is the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and narrations attributed to Ali, cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad. It was collected by Sharif Razi, a Shi'i scholar in the tenth century Known for its eloquent content, it is considered a …

38982. Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law

Khaled Abou El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl's book represents the first systematic examination of the idea and treatment of political resistance and rebellion in Islamic law. Pre-modern jurists produced an extensive and sophisticated discourse on the legality of rebellion and the treatment due to …

38987. Treatise on Asthma

Maimonides

Treatise on Asthma is a work written by Maimonides.

38991. 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 …

38998. Twenty Drawings

Kahlil Gibran

Twenty Drawings is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

39000. Narcopolis

Jeet Thayil

Narcopolis is the debut novel of Indian author Jeet Thayil, previously known for his poetry. It is a novel about opium and its effect, set in 1970s Old Bombay. The book sets out with the narrator arriving in Bombay, where he gets sucked into the opium underground. Gradually, …



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