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. 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 …

39007. The young Hemingway

Michael Reynolds

The young Hemingway is a book written by Michael Reynolds.

39009. In Iron Years

Gordon R. Dickson

In Iron Years is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Doubleday in 1980. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Galaxy Science Fiction and Astounding.

39011. Philosophy as Cultural Politics

Richard Rorty

Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers: v.4 is a book by Richard Rorty, the late Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Stanford University. A compilation of selected philosophical papers written by Rorty over the decade, 1997-2007, it complements three …

39016. 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, …

39017. A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly is a BSFA Award-winning 1977 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The semi-autobiographical story is set in a dystopian Orange County, California, in the then-future of June 1994, and includes an extensive portrayal of drug culture and drug …

39018. A Flight of Pigeons

Ruskin Bond

A Flight of Pigeons is a novella by Indian author, Ruskin Bond. The story is set in 1857, and is about Ruth Labadoor and her family who take help of Hindus and Muslims to reach their relatives when the family's patriarch is killed in a church by the Indian rebels. The novella is …

39022. On the Boundaries of Darkness

Niel Hancock

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

39029. 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 …

39030. Internationalism or Russification?

Ivan Dzi︠u︡ba

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

39032. Warstrider

William H. Keith, Jr.

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

39033. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!

Allan Sherman

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! is a children's book based on the novelty song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch, and illustrated by Jack E. Davis. In the book, a wide-eyed, snaggled-tooth narrator seems befuddled by all the problems at Camp Granada.

39038. The Edge

Alan Gibbons

The Edge is a young adult novel by Alan Gibbons, published in 2002. The novel features the young Danny Mangam as he battles his mixed race as he escapes with his mother from his abusive stepfather. It was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

39041. 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.

39061. The innocence of the Devil

Nawal El Saadawi

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

39063. Arthur Mervyn

Charles Brockden Brown

Arthur Mervyn is a novel written by Charles Brockden Brown and published in 1799. It was one of Brown's more popular novels, and is in many ways representative of Brown's dark, gothic style and subject matter.

39065. A crown for the king

Solomon ibn Gabirol

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

39070. 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 …

39074. 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 …

39081. Mind Transfer

Janet Asimov

Mind Transfer is a science fiction novel by Janet Asimov, published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc. in 1988.

39083. The Lone Star Ranger

Zane Grey

The Lone Star Ranger is a Western novel published by Zane Grey in 1915. It follows the life of Buck Duane, a man who becomes an outlaw and then redeems himself in the eyes of the law.

39122. Self-Help

Samuel Smiles

Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct was a book published in 1859 by Samuel Smiles. The second edition of 1866 added Perseverance to the subtitle. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism".

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.

39130. 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 …

39138. 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 …

39143. 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 …

39179. Bad Science

Ben Oldacre

Bad Science is a book by Ben Goldacre, criticising mainstream media reporting on health and science issues. Published by Fourth Estate in September 2008, the book contains extended and revised versions of many of his Guardian columns. It has been positively reviewed by the …

39183. 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 …

39188. Treatise on Asthma


Treatise on Asthma is a work written by Maimonides.

39198. Twenty Drawings

Kahlil Gibran

Twenty Drawings is a written work by Kahlil Gibran.

39199. The Gods of Gotham

Lyndsay Fay

The Gods of Gotham is a 2012 novel by Lyndsay Fay.

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