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.

41801. The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country …

41802. The Anatomy of Power

John Kenneth Galbraith

The Anatomy of Power is a 1983 book by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith. It sought to classify three types of power: compensatory power in which submission is bought, condign power in which submission is won by making the alternative sufficiently painful, and conditioned …

41803. Mistworld

Simon R. Green

Mistworld is a book published in 1992 that was written by Simon R. Green.

41805. Bury My Heart at W. H. Smith's

Brian Aldiss

Bury My Heart at W. H. Smith's is a book written by Brian Aldiss

41806. The Religion

Nicholas Conde

The Religion is a horror novel written in 1982 by Nicholas Conde. It explores the ritual sacrifice of children to appease the pantheon of voodoo deities, through the currently used practice of Santería. This is by no mean accurate, as the practice of Santería has never practiced …

41808. The Plain Dealer

William Wycherley

The Plain Dealer is a Restoration comedy by William Wycherley, first performed on 11 December 1676. The play is based on Molière's Le Misanthrope, and is generally considered Wycherley's finest work along with The Country Wife. The play was highly praised by John Dryden and John …

41812. Seedling

James Axler

Seedling is the thirteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

41813. Cold Asylum

James Axler

Cold Asylum is the twentieth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

41815. The crack in everything

Alicia Suskin Ostriker

The crack in everything is the book written by Alicia Ostriker.

41821. Alice Rose & Sam

Kathryn Lasky

Alice Rose & Sam is a book by Kathryn Lasky.

41826. The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion

Stephan P. Clarke

The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion is a book written by Stephan P. Clarke.

41827. Beyond This Point Are Monsters

Margaret Millar

Beyond This Point Are Monsters is a book written by Margaret Millar.

41828. Bribery, Corruption Also

H. R. F. Keating

Bribery, Corruption Also is a crime novel by H. R. F. Keating. It is the twenty-third novel in the Inspector Ghote series.

41830. The Blind Run

Brian Freemantle

The Blind Run is a book written by Brian Freemantle.

41831. Victims of Yalta

Nikolai Tolstoy

Victims of Yalta is the British and The Secret Betrayal the American title of a 1977 book by Nikolai Tolstoy that chronicles the fate of Soviet people who had been under German control during World War II and at its end fallen into the hands of the Western Allies. According to …

41832. Beyond the City

Arthur Conan Doyle

Beyond the City is a novel by the Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

41833. The Game

Jack London

The Game is a 1905 novel by Jack London about a twenty-year-old boxer Joe, who meets his death in the ring. London was a sports reporter for the Oakland Herald and based the novel on his personal observations.

41836. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

41837. The Star-Spangled Future

Norman Spinrad

The Star-Spangled Future is a book written by Norman Spinrad.

41838. Battlemind

William H. Keith, Jr.

Battlemind is a book published in 1996 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

41840. A mortal flower

Han Suyin

A Mortal Flower is an autobiography by Han Suyin. It covers the years 1928 to 1938: her growing up in China and her journey to Belgium and her mother's family. Also her marriage to a rising officer in the Kuomintang and the retreat to Chungking in the face of the Japanese …

41841. Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle

Henri Blocher

Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle is a short theological monograph based on Lectures given by Henri Blocher in 1995 at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. It articulates the major contours of the Christian doctrine of original sin. D. A. Carson, a theologian from …

41842. A Formal Feeling

Zibby O'Neal

A Formal Feeling is a book written by Zibby Oneal.

41843. Love In Cyberia

Chloë Rayban

Love in Cyberia is a book written by Chloë Rayban.

41844. Timothy Turtle

Al Graham

Timothy Turtle is a book written by Al Graham and illustrated by Tony Palazzo.

41845. Tom Tit Tot: An English Folk Tale

Evaline Ness

Tom Tit Tot: An English Folk Tale is a book written by Evaline Ness.

41847. Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry Tree

Ernest Bramah

Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry Tree is a collection of fantasy stories by Ernest Bramah featuring Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller of ancient China. It was first published in hardcover in London by The Richards Press Ltd. in February 1940, and was reprinted in 1942, 1944, …

41848. Mysticism and Morality

Arthur Danto

Mysticism and Morality is a work written by Arthur Danto.

41851. Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into …

41852. Gideon's Fire

John Creasey

Gideon's Fire is a book by John Creasey.

41853. Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft IV

H. P. Lovecraft

Selected Letters IV is a collection of letters by H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1976 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,978 copies. It is the fourth of a five volume series of collections of Lovecraft's letters and includes a preface by James Turner.

41854. Witch House

Evangeline Walton

Witch House is a novel by author Evangeline Walton. It was published in 1945 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,000 copies. It was the first full-length novel to be published by Arkham House and was listed as the initial book in the Library of Arkham House Novels of Fantasy and …

41856. Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet

James Atlas

Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet is a book by James Atlas.

41858. The Report from Iron Mountain

Leonard C. Lewin

The Report from Iron Mountain is a book published in 1967 by Dial Press which puts itself forth as the report of a government panel. The book includes the claim it was authored by a Special Study Group of fifteen men whose identities were to remain secret and that it was not …

41862. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

41864. The Persistence of Memory

Tony Eprile

The Persistence of Memory is a novel by Tony Eprile. It was published in 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company. The story portrays 1960s and 1970s South Africa through the experiences of Paul Sweetbread, a young Jewish South African with a photographic memory. The novel follows …

41867. Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches …

Bo Schembechler

Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership is a book by Bo Schembechler and John U. Bacon.

41868. The Secret of the Seven Crows

Wylly Folk St. John

The Secret of the Seven Crows is a book by Wylly Folk St. John.

41869. Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American …

Roger Morris

Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician is a book written by Roger Morris.

41870. A Daughter of the Snows

Jack London

A Daughter of the Snows is Jack London's first novel. Set in the Yukon, it tells the story of Frona Welse, "a Stanford graduate and physical Valkyrie" who takes to the trail after upsetting her wealthy father's community by her forthright manner and befriending the town's …

41872. Woolgathering

Patti Smith

Woolgathering is a book by Patti Smith, published in 1992.

41874. Company K

William March

Company K is a 1933 novel by William March, first serialised in parts in the New York magazine The Forum from 1930 to 1932, and published in its entirety by Smith and Haas on 19 January 1933, in New York. The book's title was taken from the Marine company that March served in …

41875. Shakespeare: Classical Plays

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare: Complete Plays collects all thirty-seven of the immortal Bard's comedies, tragedies and historical plays. In this volume all of Shakespeare's memorable characters - star-crossed lovers, majestic monarchs, wise fools, lovable rogues, treacherous villains, …

41876. The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle

Carol Off

The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Rwanda and Yugoslavia is a non-fiction book by Canadian journalist Carol Off. The hardcover edition was published in November 2000 by Random House Canada. The writing was favourably received and the book was …

41877. Living Other Lives

Caroline Leavitt

Living Other Lives is a novel by the American writer Caroline Leavitt set in 1990s New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of Lilly Bloom, who after her fiance's accidental death just before their marriage, drives his unruly daughter, Dinah, 15, from …

41881. Bump in the Night

Isabelle Holland

Bump in the Night is a 1988 suspense novel by Isabelle Holland. It describes the abduction of a little boy by a child molester who is acting in concert with a producer of child pornography movies.

41884. My Wilderness

William O. Douglas

My Wilderness is a book written by William O. Douglas.

41886. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Lost Cult

E. E. Knight

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Lost Cult is a book published in 2004 that was written by E. E. Knight.

41887. The Saint Sees it Through

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Sees it Through is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris featuring his creation, Simon Templar, alias The Saint. The book was first published in 1946 in the United States by The Crime Club. Hodder and Stoughton published the first British edition in 1947. …

41890. The big jump

Leigh Brackett

The Big Jump is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, centered on the first manned expedition to Barnard's Star.

41896. Where Are You Going, Little Mouse?

Robert Kraus

Where Are You Going, Little Mouse? is a book written by Robert Kraus, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Arian Dewey.

41897. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn

Eric Wright

The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn is a book written by Eric Wright.

41900. The Last Companion

Patrick McCormack

The Last Companion is a book published in 1997 that was written by Patrick McCormack.

41901. A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. Set in a near future English society that has a subculture of extreme youth violence, the novella has a teenage protagonist, Alex, who narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state …

41902. Shooting Script

Gavin Lyall

Shooting Script is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1966.

41904. Jasper Johns

Michael Crichton

Jasper Johns is a non-fiction coffee table book written by Michael Crichton about the artist Jasper Johns. It was originally published in 1977 by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a second revised edition was published in 1994. The …

41905. Step by Wicked Step

Anne Fine

Step By Wicked Step is a children's novel by Anne Fine, first published in 1995. In the novel five unrelated children talk about their difficulties with their parents' being separated and with their stepfamilies. The title makes reference to the fictional tradition of the wicked …

41908. Renegade of Kregen

Kenneth Bulmer

Renegade of Kregen is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, and is volume thirteen in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in …

41909. Krozair of Kregen

Kenneth Bulmer

Krozair of Kregen is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, and is volume fourteen in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in the …

41911. The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the …

41912. 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.

41913. Fliers of Antares

Kenneth Bulmer

Fliers of Antares is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, and is volume eight in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in the …

41914. To Live and Die in L.A

Gerald Petievich

To Live and Die in L.A. is an American crime novel written by former Secret Service Agent Gerald Petievich. It was published by Arbor House in 1984, and subsequently made into a movie the following year.

41918. Skylight

David Hare

Skylight is a play by British dramatist David Hare. The play premiered in the West End at the Cottesloe Theatre in 1995, moving to the Wyndham's Theatre in 1996. The play opened on Broadway in 1996 and again played the West End in 1997 and 2014. The 2014 production transferred …

41919. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Safe House

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force.

41921. From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up

Ted Gideonse

From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up is an anthology of essays about growing up gay. It was edited by Ted Gideonse and Rob Williams and published by Carroll & Graf in 2006.

41922. The Best of Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson

The Best of Poul Anderson is a collection of writings by science fiction and fantasy author Poul Anderson, first published in paperback by Pocket Books in August 1976. It was reprinted in August 1979. The pieces were originally published between 1953 and 1970 in the magazines …

41923. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June …

41924. Sinbad and Me

Kin Platt

Sinbad and Me is a book by Kin Platt.

41925. Sleeping Dog

Dick Lochte

Sleeping Dog is a book written by Dick Lochte.

41926. Conan the Valiant

Roland J. Green

Conan the Valiant is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in October 1988; a regular paperback edition followed from the same publisher in August …

41927. The Chieftain

John Norman

The Chieftain is a book published in 1991 that was written by John Norman.

41929. Actress in the house

Joseph McElroy

Actress in the House is Joseph McElroy's eighth novel. Lawyer Bill Daley follows up an unusual phone call from stage actress Becca Lang by attending her show. Daley is appalled when Becca is slugged rather brutally in what was clearly supposed to have been a stage slap. He stays …

41932. The Raven's Knot

Robin Jarvis

The Raven's Knot is the second book in the Tales from the Wyrd Museum series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1995.

41933. Silent Words

Joan M. Drury

Silent Words is a book written by Joan M. Drury.

41935. Deepwater Black

Ken Catran

Deepwater Black is a 1995 novel, first in the Deepwater trilogy, by the New Zealand science fiction writer Ken Catran, where a cast of young characters are supposedly stranded in space while a virus ravages Earth. The book series itself is quite different from the television …

41936. The Watsons

Jane Austen

The Watsons is an unfinished novel by Jane Austen. She began writing it circa 1803 and probably abandoned it after her father's death in January 1805. It has five chapters, and is less than 18,000 words long.

41937. The Twin in the Tavern

Barbara Brooks Wallace

The Twin in the Tavern is a book written by Barbara Brooks Wallace.

41943. Lincoln at home

David Herbert Donald

Lincoln at Home is a book written by David Herbert Donald.

41945. Fifty Classic Climbs of North America

Steve Roper

Fifty Classic Climbs Of North America is a climbing guidebook and history written by Steve Roper and Allen Steck. It is considered a definitive piece of climbing literature, known to many climbers as simply "The Book", and has served as an inspiration for more recent climbing …

41946. 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, …

41948. The Black Leather Jacket

Mick Farren

The Black Leather Jacket is a book written by English journalist and author Mick Farren published in 1985.

41949. The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined …

41950. Creatures of a Day

Reginald Gibbons

Published in 2008, Creatures of a Day is the eighth book of poetry by Reginald Gibbons and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008.

41952. War of the Worlds: New Millennium

Douglas Niles

War of the Worlds: New Millennium is a science fiction novel by Douglas Niles, released in 2005 by Tor Books. After the most recent unmanned mission to Mars inexplicably fails, interest in the Red Planet is still high. The whole world watches as a bright spot of light appears …

41953. The Marauders

Charlton Ogburn

The Marauders is a book written by Charlton Ogburn.

41955. Finding Buck McHenry

Alfred Slote

Finding Buck McHenry is a book by Alfred Slote.

41965. Mydnight's Hero

Joe Dever

Mydnight's Hero is the twenty-third book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

41966. What the Cults Believe

Irvine Robertson

"The teachings of Scientology contain references to previous existences, prenatal influences, and future lives. And the clearing of the engrams from previous lives relates too much to the Hindu doctrine of karma and reincarnation to be coincidental."

41974. Tony's Justice

Eugene Izzi

Tony's Justice is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

41978. Ultraviolet

Yvonne Navarro

Ultraviolet is a novelization of the science fiction film of the same name. It was adapted by Yvonne Navarro from the screenplay written by Kurt Wimmer. The novelization provides more backstory that the film was not able to accomplish. The novel is also based on the original …

41988. A Perfect Blood

Kim Harrison

A Perfect Blood is a book written by Kim Harrison.

41990. Spin State

Christopher Moriarity

Spin State is a book written by Chris Moriarty.

41994. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co., it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 …

41996. A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast (A Song …

George Martin

Paperback. Pub Date :2014-03-27 Pages: 592 Language: English Publisher: Harper Collins HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George RR Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age A DANCE WITH …

41997. The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan

Winner of the Man Booker Prize“Nothing since Cormac McCarthy’s The Road has shaken me like this.” —The Washington Post In The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan displays the gifts that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of contemporary fiction. Moving …

41998. Hallucinations

Oliver Sacks

To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience. These sensory distortions range from the shimmering zigzags of a visual migraine to powerful visions brought on by fever, injuries, drugs, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, …

41999. The Book of Strange New Things

Michel Faber

A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber’s second masterpiece," The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents. It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a …



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