The most popular books in English
from 39601 to 39800

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.

39601. The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. It first appeared in serialized form in 1897, published simultaneously in Pearson's Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The first appearance in book form was published by William …

39605. Open Skies, Closed Minds

Nick Pope

Open Skies, Closed Minds, a book on ufology, expresses the views of Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator with the British Ministry of Defence. The book provides an overview of the UFO phenomenon, with the emphasis on Pope's three-year tour of duty as the Ministry of Defence's …

39612. 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 …

39613. The book of folly

Anne Sexton

The Book of Folly is a 1972 collection of poetry by American writer Anne Sexton.

39622. A Dog of Flanders


A Dog of Flanders is an 1872 novel by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée published with her pseudonym "Ouida". It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog, Patrasche. The story, of English origin, has not been read widely in Belgium, but is becoming better known …

39626. Small Victories

Samuel G. Freedman

Small Victories is a book written by Samuel G. Freedman.

39627. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

39629. The night of the scorpion

Anthony Horowitz

The night of the scorpion is a book published in 1985 that was written by Anthony Horowitz.

39631. Amityville: The Final Chapter

John G. Jones

Amityville: The Final Chapter is the third installment of the Amityville book series written by John G. Jones. Most of the book is believed to be fiction unrelated to the actual claims of the Lutz family.

39634. Conan and the Emerald Lotus

John C. Hocking

Conan and the Emerald Lotus is a fantasy novel written by John C. Hocking featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1995; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

39645. Rex Stout

John J. McAleer

Rex Stout is a book written by John J. McAleer.

39646. 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.

39647. Northanger Abbey

Jane Austin

Northanger Abbey /ˈnɔrθˌæŋɡər/ was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan was written circa 1798–99. It was …

39652. Earth to Earth

John Cornwell

Earth to Earth is a book written by John Cornwell.

39654. 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.

39655. The Marxists

C. Wright Mills

The Marxists is a 1962 book about Marxism by sociologist C. Wright Mills.

39663. 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 …

39664. The Moved-Outers

Florence Means

The Moved-Outers is a children's novel by Florence Crannell Means. Illustrated by Helen Blair, it was first published in 1945 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1946. The theme of the novel is the treatment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II. The story …

39665. 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.

39666. A Pocketful of Cricket

Rebecca Caudill

A Pocketful of Cricket is a book written by Rebecca Caudill and illustrated by Evaline Ness.

39669. A Tenured Professor

John Kenneth Galbraith

A Tenured Professor is a satirical novel by Canadian/American economist and Professor Emeritus at Harvard, John Kenneth Galbraith, about a liberal university teacher who sets out to change American society by making money and then using it for the public good. Set at Harvard …

39670. The Venom Trees of Sunga

L. Sprague de Camp

The Venom Trees of Sunga is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the twelfth book in the his Viagens Interplanetarias series and the second in its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Kukulkan. It was first published in paperback by Del Rey Books in …

39673. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

39674. 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 …

39676. The Confusions of Pleasure

Timothy Brook

The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China is an influential and frequently cited book which explores the economic and cultural history and the "influence of economic change on social and cultural life" in China during the Ming dynasty. The book is written by …

39680. 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 …

39682. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom


The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is a novel by Tobias Smollett first published in 1753. It was Smollett's third novel and met with less success than his two previous more picaresque tales. The central character is a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders …

39683. Reading Myself and Others

Philip Roth

Reading Myself and Others is an anthology of essays, interviews and criticism by the author Philip Roth. The first half of the book is built mainly upon Roth's assessment of his own published works at the time of the anthology's publication. The second half of the volume …

39685. Thongor of Lemuria

Lin Carter

Thongor of Lemuria is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, the second book of his Thongor series set on the fictional ancient lost continent of Lemuria. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1966. The author afterwards revised and expanded the text, in which form …

39690. Mr. Moto Is So Sorry

John P. Marquand

Originally published in serial form in the Saturday Evening Post from July 2 to August 13, 1938, Mr. Moto Is So Sorry was first published in book form in 1938. It is the fourth of six Mr. Moto novels and can also be found in the omnibus Mr. Moto's Three Aces published in 1939. …

39691. 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.

39694. 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.

39705. 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.

39706. Medallions

Zofia Nalkowska

Medallions is a book consisting of eight short stories by the Polish author Zofia Nałkowska. The book was originally published in 1946, soon after the end of the World War II. In it, Nałkowska calmly related selected stories of Nazi atrocities in Poland and the fates of their …

39713. Elder Evils

Robert J. Schwalb

Elder Evils is an official supplement for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game.

39714. Hacker Culture

Douglas Thomas

Hacker Culture is a cultural criticism book written by Douglas Thomas that deals with hacker ethics and hackers.

39718. Rosetta

Dave Stern

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

39719. Wiley and the Hairy Man

Molly Bang

Wiley and the Hairy Man is a book by Molly Bang.

39733. The French women don't get fat cookbook

Mireille Guiliano

With French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano wrote the ultimate non–diet book on how to enjoy food and stay slim, sparking a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Now, in her first-ever cookbook, she provides her millions of readers with the recipes that are the cornerstone of …

39758. 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.

39765. Wittgenstein's Beetle and Other Classic Thought …

Martin Cohen

Wittgenstein's Beetle is a book by Martin Cohen, perhaps better known for his popular introductions to philosophy, such as 101 Philosophy Problems. It was selected by The Guardian as one of its 'books of the week' and was reviewed in Times Literary Supplement which said that …

39767. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

39790. The Body Electric

Robert O. Becker

The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life is a book by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden in which Becker, an orthopedic surgeon at SUNY Upstate working for the Veterans Administration, described his research into "our bioelectric selves". The book was first …

39796. 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 …

39800. Crucible of Gold

Naomi Novik

“An absorbing adventure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Former Aerial Corps captain Will Laurence and his faithful dragon, Temeraire, have been put out to pasture in Australia—and it seems their part in the war has ended just when they are needed most. The French have …

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