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.

42609. New Found Land

John Christopher

New Found Land is a young adult alternate history novel by John Christopher, the second in his Fireball series. It was first published in 1983.

42613. The Cut Direct

Phoebe Atwood Taylor

The Cut Direct is a novel that was published in 1938 by Phoebe Atwood Taylor writing as Alice Tilton. It is the second of the eight Leonidas Witherall mysteries.

42616. Crimes of War

David Rieff

Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know is a 1999 reference book edited by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Roy Gutman and David Rieff that offers a compendium of more than 150 entries of articles and photographs that broadly define "international humanitarian law", a …

42617. The Escaped Cock

D. H. Lawrence

The Escaped Cock is a short novel by D. H. Lawrence that he originally wrote in two parts and published in 1929. Lawrence wrote the first part in 1927 after visiting some Etruscan tombs with his friend Earl Brewster, a trip that encouraged the author to reflect upon death and …

42621. Fish for Supper

M. Goffstein

Fish for Supper is a book by M. B. Goffstein.

42622. El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories

Nicholasa Mohr

El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories is the 1975 book by Nicholasa Mohr.

42623. Murder at the Red October

Anthony Olcott

Murder at the Red October is a book written by Anthony Olcott.

42630. Dear Laura

Jean Stubbs

Dear Laura is a book written by Jean Stubbs.

42660. The Computer Contradictionary

Stan Kelly-Bootle

The Computer Contradictionary is a non-fiction book by Stan Kelly-Bootle that compiles a satirical list of definitions of computer industry terms. It is an example of "cynical lexicography" in the tradition of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary. Rather than offering a …

42662. The Harriers

Gordon R. Dickson

The Harriers is a 1991 anthology of shared world short stories, edited by Gordon R. Dickson. The stories are set in a world created by Dickson and are original to this collection.

42666. The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who …

42668. In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal …

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process is a book written by A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

42673. The Writing on the Hearth

Cynthia Harnett

The Writing on the Hearth is a children's historical novel by Cynthia Harnett and illustrated by Gareth Floyd. It was first published in 1971 and was reissued in a special edition by Ewelme School in 2002.

42674. Shaman of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the …

Wolfgang Behringer

Shaman of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night is a study of the arrest and trial of Chonrad Stoecklin, a German herdsman from the town of Oberstdorf who was accused and executed for the crime of witchcraft after experiencing a series of visions. Written …

42679. Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation

Steven Muchnick

Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation is a book written by Steven Muchnick.

42680. The Only Game in Town

John Bibee

The Only Game in Town is the third book of the Spirit Flyer Series by John Bibee. The book was published by Inter-Varsity Press in 1988. This is the first of the Spirit Flyer Series of books that does not focus exclusively on the expoits of the Kramar family. The protagonist of …

42682. The Grass Dancer

Susan Power

The Grass Dancer is a book written by Susan Power.

42686. Red Cap

G. Clifton Wisler

'Red Cap' is a historical fiction book, first published by G. Clifton Wisler in 1991 by Lodestar Books. It was published again in 1994 by Puffin Books. The book takes placed during the American Civil War in 1862. Ransom J. Powell, a boy who lives in Frostburg, Maryland, decides …

42700. The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep" is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The tale follows the romance between a china shepherdess and a china chimney sweep who are threatened by a carved mahogany satyr who wants the shepherdess for his …

42719. The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Snow Queen" is an original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. 1845. The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, …

42721. Den hårde frugt

Tage Skou-Hansen

Den hårde frugt is the book written by Tage Skou-Hansen.

42741. 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 …

42748. The Emperor's New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Emperor's New Clothes" is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new …

42753. New Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

New Fairy Tales is a collection of four fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen and published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark on 10 November 1843. As was customary at the time however, the title page is dated 1844. The tales are completely Andersen's invention, …

42762. Siege of Tarr-Hostigos

John F. Carr

Siege of Tarr-Hostigos by John F. Carr, 2003, is the fourth book in the Kalvan series.

42795. Fear and Trembling


Fear and Trembling is an influential philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard, published in 1843 under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio. The title is a reference to a line from Philippians 2:12, "...continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling." — itself a …

42799. Thumbelina

Hans Christian Andersen

Thumbelina is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel on 16 December 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark with "The Naughty Boy" and "The Traveling Companion" in the second installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children. "Thumbelina" is about a …

42800. Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

Martin Lindstrom

Martin Lindstrom, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, harnesses the power of “small data” in his quest to discover the next big thingHired by the world's leading brands to find out what makes their customers tick, Martin Lindstrom spends 300 nights a year in strangers’ homes, …

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