The most popular books in English
from 43801 to 44000

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.

43804. Table talk

William Hazlitt

Table-Talk is a collection of essays by the English cultural critic and social commentator William Hazlitt. It was originally published as two volumes, the first of which appeared in April 1821. The essays deal with topics such as art, literature and philosophy. Duncan Wu has …

43807. The Abbot

Walter Scott

The Abbot is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. A sequel to The Monastery, it is one of Scott's Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots. The story follows the fortunes of certain characters Scott introduced in The Monastery, but it also …

43808. Grand Canary

A. J. Cronin

Grand Canary is a novel by author A. J. Cronin, initially published in 1933. It tells the story of Dr. Harvey Leith, an English physician who is wrongfully blamed for the deaths of three patients and leaves his country in disgrace, ultimately finding redemption when thrust into …

43811. Criminal Enterprise

S. D. Perry

Criminal Enterprise is a book published in 2008 that was written by Stephani Perry.

43815. The Ghost Pirates

William Hope Hodgson

The Ghost Pirates is a novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1909. The economic style of writing has led horror writer Robert Weinberg to describe The Ghost Pirates as "one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published." In it, Hodgson never …

43822. The Third Mind

William S. Burroughs

The Third Mind is a book by Beat Generation novelist William S. Burroughs and artist/poet/novelist Brion Gysin. First published in a French-language edition in 1977, it was published in English in 1978. It contains numerous short fiction pieces as well as poetry by Gysin, and an …

43827. The Big Chapel

Thomas Kilroy

The Big Chapel is a novel written by Thomas Kilroy that was shortlisted for the 1971 Booker Prize and recipient of the Guardian Fiction Prize as well as the Heinemann Prize.

43829. The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe about a mesmerist who puts a man in a suspended hypnotic state at the moment of death. An example of a tale of suspense and horror, it is also, to a certain degree, a hoax, as it was …

43830. The Saint Around the World

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Around the World is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in 1956 by The Crime Club in the United States and by Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom in 1957. This book continues the adventures of Simon Templar, alias The Saint, and is …

43831. 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.

43832. 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.

43834. Beyond the City

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

43836. The Generation of 1914

Robert Wohl

The Generation of 1914 is a book written by Robert Wohl.

43843. Sing in Praise

Opal Wheeler

Sing in Praise is a book written by Opal Wheeler and illustrated by Marjorie Torrey.

43847. The Grange at High Force

Philip Turner

The Grange at High Force is a children's novel by Philip Turner, published by Oxford in 1965 with illustrations by William Papas. It was the second book published in the author's Darnley Mills series. Turner won the annual Carnegie Medal, recognising the year's best children's …

43848. Beyond deserving

Sandra Scofield

Beyond deserving is a book written by Sandra Scofield.

43849. The Boats on the River

Marjorie Flack

The Boats on the River is a book written by Marjorie Flack and illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum.

43850. Farragan's retreat

Tom McHale

Farragan's retreat is the 1971 book written by Tom McHale.

43851. The Mighty Hunter

Berta Hader

The Mighty Hunter is a book by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader.

43852. Timothy Turtle

Al Graham

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

43853. El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories

Nicholasa Mohr

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

43856. The Uprooted

Oscar Handlin

The Uprooted is a book by Oscar Handlin.

43867. Through the Hidden Door

Rosemary Wells

Through the Hidden Door is a young adult novel by Rosemary Wells. This book was a runner-up for a 1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award. The book details the story of Barney Penniman, an awkward eighth-grader with a lisp who is attending a boarding school. Barney deals with bullies and a …

43868. One With the Shadows

Susan Squires

One With the Shadows is a book published in 2007 that was written by Susan Squires.

43869. The Singing

C. K. Williams

The Singing is a book written by C. K. Williams.

43870. 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 …

43871. Born in Exile

George Gissing

Born in Exile is a novel by George Gissing first published in 1892. It deals with the themes of class, religion, love and marriage. The premise of the novel is drawn from Gissing's own early life — an intellectually superior man born into a socially inferior milieu, though the …

43876. My Secret Life on the McJob: Lessons from Behind the …

Jerry Newman

My Secret Life on the McJob: Lessons from Behind the Counter Guaranteed to Supersize Any Management Style is a book by Jerry Newman about low-wage work in fast-food outlets. Newman is a distinguished professor at University at Buffalo School of Management who has taught business …

43881. Star Wreck III: Time Warped : A Parody - Then, Now …

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck III: Time Warped : A Parody - Then, Now and Forever is a book published in 1992 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

43887. Almost a Revolution

Shen Tong

Almost a Revolution is an autobiography by the Chinese democracy movement leader Shen Tong, written with former Washington Post writer Marianne Yen. Tong rose to international fame during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 which ended with the so-called Tiananmen Square …

43889. City at the Edge of Time

Janet Morris

City at the Edge of Time is a novel in the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe written by Janet and Chris Morris and Book Five in The Sacred Band series of books. In City at the Edge of Time, Stealth, called Nikodemos, separated from the Sacred Band, falls from the sky into the …

43890. Apocalypse Memories

Laura J. Burns

Apocalypse Memories is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

43897. Aller retour New York

Henry Miller

Aller Retour New York is a novel by American writer Henry Miller, published in 1935 by Obelisk Press in Paris, France. Published after his breakthrough book Tropic of Cancer, Aller Retour New York takes the form of a long letter from Miller to his friend Alfred Perlès in Paris. …

43899. The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of …

John Duignan

The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology is a non-fiction book about the organization and practices of the Church of Scientology, written by former Scientologist John Duignan with Nicola Tallant. The book was published in Ireland on October …

43900. Hiding Place

John Edgar Wideman

Hiding Place is a novel by the American writer John Edgar Wideman set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1970s. The novel tells the story of Tommy, a character who first appeared in Wideman's short story collection Damballah. Tommy is a party to a bungled smash-and-grab raid …

43901. Just Relations

Rodney Hall

Just Relations is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Rodney Hall. The novel won the Miles Franklin Award, the FAW ANA Literature Award, and the FAW Barbara Ramsden Award for the Book of the Year, in 1982.

43905. Caught!

Willo Davis Roberts

Caught! is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

43918. Whisper of Waves

Philip Athans

Whisper of Waves is a fantasy novel by Philip Athans, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in "The Watercouse Trilogy". It was published in paperback in November 2005.

43919. Murphy's Revenge


Murphy's Revenge is the second novel of the Martin Murphy series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 4 April 2005 through Headline Publishing Group.

43926. 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 …

43936. Hosie's Alphabet

Leonard Baskin

Hosie's Alphabet is a book by Leonard Baskin.

43938. Beaver Towers

Nigel Hinton

Beaver Towers is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1980 and was his first novel to be written for children. It is the first installment in the Beaver Towers series. It follows the story a schoolboy named Philip who was dragged off by his kite to …

43939. Undersea Fleet

edited by Frederik Pohl

Undersea Fleet is a book published in 1956 that was written by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson.

43950. What Happened to Mr. Forster?

Gary W. Bargar

What Happened to Mr. Forster? is a 1981 novel by Gary W. Bargar. It is a story of a young boy's first encounter with the complexities of the adult world. The Alan Review has recommended the novel be taught at the middle-school level. 'It is appropriate for a young audience as it …

43954. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

43961. Finding Buck McHenry

Alfred Slote

Finding Buck McHenry is a book by Alfred Slote.

43963. The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the …

43964. Bodyguard of Lies

Anthony Cave Brown

Bodyguard of Lies is a 1975 non-fiction book written by Anthony Cave Brown, his first major historical work. Named for a wartime quote of Winston Churchill, it is a narrative account of Allied military deception operations during the Second World War. The British and American …

43969. Angel Angel

April Stevens

Angel Angel is the 1995 debut novel by American writer April Stevens. The story, set in Connecticut, centers upon a dysfunctional suburban family whose malaise is challenged by the introduction of the older son's live-in girlfriend. The novel, published by Viking Press, was well …

43971. The Animals of Farthing Wood

Colin Dann

The Animals of Farthing Wood is the first book of the Animals of Farthing Wood book series, which was later adapted into a TV series of the same name. It was first published in 1979. An abridged version of 70 pages, by the same author, was published in 1993 to accompany the TV …

43972. Conan of the Red Brotherhood

Leonard Carpenter

Conan of the Red Brotherhood is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in February 1993, and reprinted in 1998.

43976. The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and …

Daniel Pipes

The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West is a book written by historian Daniel Pipes, published in 1990. It focuses on events surrounding The Satanic Verses. The afterword was written by Koenraad Elst. The first part of the book describes the The Satanic Verses …

43977. The Quiet Earth

Craig Harrison

The Quiet Earth is a 1981 science fiction novel by New Zealand writer Craig Harrison. The novel was adapted into a 1985 New Zealand science fiction film of the same name directed by Geoff Murphy. The 2013 Penguin edition includes an introduction by Bernard Beckett.

43978. Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About …

Taylor Hicks

Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way is an autobiography of American Idol 2006 winner Taylor Hicks. In August 2006, it was announced that Hicks received $750,000 to write a memoir of his life. The book will be ghostwritten by …

43995. The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions

Ron Rhodes

The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response is a Christian countercult non-fiction book on cults and new religious movements, written by Ron Rhodes, Ph.D. The book was published by Zondervan on September 1, …

43998. 32 Battalion

Piet Nortje

32 Battalion: The Inside Story of South Africa's Elite Fighting Unit is a book written by Piet Nortje. For his entire adult life he had been a soldier. Half of his military career he spent with 32 Battalion. During early 1993 he volunteered to compile the story of 32 Battalion. …

43999. Zoo

Michael Ledwidge

A CBS-TV SERIES LAUNCHING JUNE 30, 2015!Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever.Total For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is …

44000. Champion

Marie Lu

The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!He is a Legend.She is a Prodigy.Who will be Champion? June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their …

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