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.

42807. A Memory of Murder

Ray Bradbury

A Memory of Murder is a collection of fifteen short stories by Ray Bradbury. They were originally published from 1944 to 1948 in pulp magazines owned by Popular Publications, Inc. that specialized in detective and crime fiction. Bradbury tried his hand in the genre but found the …

42812. Time of Trial

Hester Burton

Time of Trial is a young adult historical novel by Hester Burton, first published in 1963. Set in early nineteenth century England, it addresses the themes of social reform and freedom of speech in a time of war. Hester Burton received the 1963 Carnegie Medal for this novel.

42814. A Suitable Job for a Woman

Val McDermid

A Suitable Job for a Woman is a book written by Val McDermid.

42821. The crippled tree

Han Suyin

The Crippled Tree is a history and biography by Han Suyin. It covers the years 1885 to 1928, beginning with the life of her father, a Belgium-educated Chinese engineer of Hakka heritage, from a family of minor gentry in Sichuan. It describes how he met and married her mother, a …

42823. Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++

Mark Allen Weiss

Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++ is a book written by Mark Allen Weiss.

42830. What's going on

Nathan McCall

What's Going On is a book collection of personal essays by Nathan McCall.

42831. 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 …

42836. 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, …

42843. The Casino Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Casino Murder Case is a 1934 novel written by S. S. Van Dine in the series about fictional detective Philo Vance. In this outing, a murder investigation is connected with a private casino on New York's upper west side, and the wealthy and unorthodox family that operates it. …

42854. The Monster Bed

Jeanne Willis

The Monster Bed is a children's book by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Susan Varley that revolves around the twist on the common "monsters under the bed" story that frighten children. The book is a young reader, normally aimed for 4 years or older. The main character, the …

42865. The Heart of a Distant Forest

Philip Lee Williams

The Heart of a Distant Forest was the first novel published by U.S. author Philip Lee Williams. It remains in print 25 years after publication.

42867. The Pothunters

P. G. Wodehouse

The Pothunters is a 1902 novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was Wodehouse's first published novel, and the first of several school stories, this one set at the fictional public school of St. Austin's.

42874. Compulsion

Shaun Hutson

Compulsion is a horror novel written by Shaun Hutson.

42875. Pentagon

Allen Drury

Pentagon is a 1986 political novel by Allen Drury which follows the American military bureaucracy as it reacts to a crisis with the Soviet Union. It is a standalone work set in a different fictional timeline from Drury's 1959 novel Advise and Consent, which earned him a Pulitzer …

42899. 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 …

42907. The Invention of Art: A Cultural History

Larry E. Shiner

The Invention of Art: A Cultural History is an art history book by Dr. Larry Shiner, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, History, and Visual Arts at the University of Illinois, Springfield Shiner spent over a decade to finish the work of this book.

42919. 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, …

42921. Den hårde frugt

Tage Skou-Hansen

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

42924. Alien Blood

Chris Archer

Alien Blood is a book published in 1997 that was written by Chris Archer.

42928. Dear Socks, Dear Buddy

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets is a 1998 children's book written by First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton. It concerns the two pets that lived in the White House during the Clinton administration: Socks the cat and Buddy the dog. It …

42949. 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 …

42954. 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, …

42994. Fear and Trembling

Søren

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 …

42998. 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 …

42999. 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 …

43000. 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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