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.

39001. Upon Some Midnights Clear

K. C. Constantine

Upon Some Midnights Clear is a crime novel by the American writer K.C. Constantine set in 1980s Rocksburg, a fictional, blue-collar, Rustbelt town in Western Pennsylvania. Mario Balzic is the protagonist, an atypical detective for the genre, a Serbo-Italian American cop, …

39008. The young Hemingway

Michael Reynolds

The young Hemingway is a book written by Michael Reynolds.

39013. 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 …

39025. Orwell, the transformation

Peter Stansky

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

39026. Internationalism or Russification?

Ivan Dzi︠u︡ba

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

39029. The Racial Contract

Charles Mills

The Racial Contract is a book by professor Charles W. Mills in which Mills puts forth his political philosophy regarding the role of race in the formation of the social contract. Mills argues that racism is at the core of the “social contract”, rather than racism being an …

39034. Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution; a political …

Stephen F. Cohen

Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution; a political biography, 1888-1938 is a book written by Stephen F. Cohen.

39039. 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, …

39041. The Man in the Moon

James Blaylock

The Man in the Moon was James Blaylock’s first completed novel, however it remained unpublished for decades. It was meant to be the first of fantasy series about a world peopled by elves, dwarves, goblins, and normal people, as well as a smattering of wizards, witches, and other …

39049. Algorithms in C++ Parts 1-4: Fundamentals, Data …

Robert Sedgewick

Algorithms in C++ Parts 1-4: Fundamentals, Data Structure, Sorting, Searching, is a book written by Robert Sedgewick.

39056. The innocence of the Devil

Nawal El Saadawi

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

39061. Eastward Hoe

Ben Jonson

Eastward Hoe or Eastward Ho, is an early Jacobean era stage play, a satire and city comedy written by George Chapman, Ben Jonson, and John Marston, printed in 1605. The play was written in response to Westward Ho, an earlier satire by Thomas Dekker and John Webster. Eastward Ho …

39062. A crown for the king

Solomon ibn Gabirol

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

39063. The Gracie Allen Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Gracie Allen Murder Case is the eleventh of twelve detective novels by S. S. Van Dine featuring his famous fictional detective of the 1920s and 1930s, Philo Vance. It also features the zany half of the Burns and Allen comedy team. It is in some ways a roman à clef, including …

39066. The Infinite Man

Daniel F. Galouye

The Infinite Man is a science fiction novel written by Daniel F. Galouye and published in April 1973 by Bantam Books.

39069. Goest

Cole Swensen

Goest is a book written by Cole Swensen.

39071. Redwall Friend & Foe

Brian Jacques

Redwall Friend & Foe was published in 2000 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

39080. 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.

39081. The House on the Hill

Eileen Dunlop

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

39082. Smile!

Geraldine McGaughrean

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

39084. Midget

Tim Bowler

Midget is the first novel by British author Tim Bowler, first published in 1994. It is a psychic and psychological thriller. It is set in Leigh-on-Sea, England.

39085. 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 …

39090. The Primal Urge

Brian Aldiss

The Primal Urge is a 1961 science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss. A satire on sexual reserve, it explores the effects on society of a forehead-mounted Emotion Register that glows when the wearer experiences sexual attraction. The book was banned in Ireland.

39103. The Money Harvest

Ross Thomas

The Money Harvest is a book written by Ross Thomas.

39124. The Nawal El Saadawi reader

Nawal El Saadawi

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

39127. Two women in one

Nawal El Saadawi

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

39139. 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 …

39144. The well of life

Nawal El Saadawi

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

39167. Leigjandinn

Svava Jakobsdóttir

Leigjandinn is a book writen by Svava Jakobsdóttir.

39173. 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 …

39182. 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 …

39187. Treatise on Asthma


Treatise on Asthma is a work written by Maimonides.

39197. Twenty Drawings

Kahlil Gibran

Twenty Drawings is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

39199. 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 …

39200. 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 …

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