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.

40401. 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, …

40408. Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private …

Daniel Mark Epstein

Lincoln's Men: The President and His Secretaries is a book written by Daniel Mark Epstein.

40411. Glory Hole Murders

Tony Fennelly

Glory Hole Murders is a book written by Tony Fennelly.

40418. Alice James, A Biography

Jean Strouse

Alice James, A Biography is a book by Jean Strouse.

40422. 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 …

40425. Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal is a book based on a spoken diary of Jiddu Krishnamurti. It was originally published in 1987.

40440. City of Gold and Other Stories from the Old Testament

Peter Dickinson

City of Gold and other stories from the Old Testament is a collection of 33 Old Testament Bible stories retold for children by Peter Dickinson, illustrated by Michael Foreman, and published by Gollancz in 1980. The British Library Association awarded Dickinson his second …

40446. By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by …

Jean Swanson

By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women is a book by Jean Swanson and Dean James.

40449. Private Angelo

Eric Linklater

Private Angelo was written by Scottish author Eric Linklater and first published in 1946. It had subsequently been made into a 1949 film of the same name by Pilgrim Pictures, produced by and starring Peter Ustinov as well as adapted for the stage by Mike Maran Productions. The …

40452. Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time

Walter Sullivan

Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time is a book written by Walter S. Sullivan.

40453. In Search of Lost Time: Volume 2, Within a Budding …

Marcel Proust

In Search of Lost Time —also translated as Remembrance of Things Past—is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine" which …

40455. The Rationalists

John Cottingham

The Rationalists is a 1988 book by John Cottingham. It offers an overview of the most important exponents of rationalism, namely Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz. Other thinkers, such as Malebranche, are dealt with, too.

40456. Jackers

William H. Keith, Jr.

Jackers is a book published in 1994 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

40457. Shopping

Gavin Kramer

Shopping is the debut novel by British author Gavin Kramer published in 1998 by Fourth Estate, it won the David Higham Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and was short-listed for the Whitbread First Novel Award.

40459. 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 …

40462. Johnny's in the Basement

Louis Sachar

Johnny's in the Basement is a children's novel by the author Louis Sachar, the author of the National Book Award and Newbery Medal winning novel, Holes. This book was published in 1981, by Knopf. It is Sachar's second book. The book's title is a reference to the song …

40463. We Couldn't Leave Dinah

Mary Treadgold

We Couldn't Leave Dinah is a children's novel by Mary Treadgold, first published by Jonathan Cape in 1941 with illustrations by Stuart Tresilian. It is a contemporary adventure story set on a fictional island in the English Channel during World War II and eventually during a …

40464. Honk the Moose

Phil Stong

Honk, the Moose is a children's book by Phil Stong. It tells the story of a moose who takes over a small town which causes an uproar when three young boys try to save the moose and make it through the cold Minnesota winter. The book, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, was first …

40465. The Horsecatcher

Mari Sandoz

The Horsecatcher is a 1957 adolescent novel by author Mari Sandoz. The Horsecatcher was a Newbery Medal Honor Book in 1958. The book is "dedicated to the two great Cheyennes named Elk River, both council chiefs and peace men, one Keeper of the Sacred Arrows of the Cheyenne …

40466. The Wonderful Year

Nancy Barnes

Wonderful Year is a children's novel by Nancy Barnes with illustrations by Kate Seredy. Wonderful Year was published in 1946 by publisher Julian Messner. It describes a year in the life of the Martin family, including 11-year-old Ellen, who moved from Kansas to a fruit ranch in …

40467. 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 …

40473. 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 …

40477. 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 …

40478. The Horizontal Man

Helen Eustis

The Horizontal Man is a book by Helen Eustis.

40482. 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 …

40483. The House of the Worm

Gary Myers

The House of the Worm is a collection of stories by author Gary Myers. It was published in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,144 copies and was the author's first book. The book is a stylistic pastiche of H. P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany, and may be seen as an expansion of …

40493. Lovecraft's Book

Richard A. Lupoff

Lovecraft's Book is a historical novel by author Richard A. Lupoff. It was released in 1985 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,544 copies. It was the author's first book published by Arkham House.

40495. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

40499. Shadow of Heaven

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Shadow of Heaven is the book written by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

40506. 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 …

40508. 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 …

40510. The Last Day of Summer

Jock Sturges

The Last Day of Summer is a 1991 photography book by Jock Sturges. The book is Sturges' first and consists of 60 black-and-white images of both children and adults, many of which show nudity. Many photos were taken at nude beaches in France, including the image on the front …

40512. Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett

Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett's sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites.

40518. Elder Evils

Robert J. Schwalb

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

40520. The Forgotten Planet

Murray Leinster

The Forgotten Planet is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster. It was released in 1954 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. The novel is a fix-up from three short stories, "The Mad Planet" and "The Red Dust", both of which had originally appeared in the magazine …

40525. The Mother Tongue

Teri Holbrook

The Mother Tongue is a book written by Teri Holbrook.

40527. Diary of a Pilgrimage

Jerome K. Jerome

Diary of a Pilgrimage is a novel by Jerome K. Jerome published in 1891. It tells of a trip undertaken by Jerome and his friend "B" to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany.

40528. Dragons at the Party

Jon Cleary

Dragons at the Party is a 1987 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the fourth book featuring Sydney homicide detective Scobie Malone, and marked the character's first appearance in print in fourteen years.

40529. Ancient Fire

Mark London Williams

Ancient Fire is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mark London Williams.

40530. The House on the Hill

Eileen Dunlop

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

40531. Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries)

Gloria Skurzynski

Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries) is a book by Alane Ferguson and Gloria Skurzynski.

40538. Peter's Pence

Jon Cleary

Peter's Pence is a 1975 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary about an IRA plot to steal treasure from the Vatican with the help of an Irish-American journalist. They wind up kidnapping the Pope instead. The book won Best Novel at the 1975 Edgar Awards.

40539. The bush soldiers

John Hooker

The Bush Soldiers is a 1984 alternate history novel by New Zealand-born author John Hooker, set in Australia in 1943. During the Second World War, the Japanese have successfully conquered and occupied most of the coastal fringe of the country. Five Allied soldiers attempt to …

40546. Companion Piece

Mike Tucker

Companion Piece is an original novella written by Robert Perry and Mike Tucker and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor and Catherine. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe …

40554. Paradoxes of the Highest Science

Eliphas Lévi

By the time of his death in 1875, Eliphas Lvi was recognised in both Europe and America as the greatest occultist of the 19th century. In The Paradoxes of the Highest Science, first published in 1883, Lvi makes an appeal for a balance between science and religion by addressing …

40590. Deadlocked

Charlaine Harris

Deadlocked is a 2012 urban fantasy novel by American author Charlaine Harris and is the twelfth and penultimate book in her The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The book was released on May 1, 2012 by Ace Books.

40599. The Hydrogen Sonata

Iain Banks

The New York Times bestselling Culture novel... The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization.An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten …

40600. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of …

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