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.

44201. Conversations About the End of Time

Umberto Eco

Conversations About the End of Time is a book by Stephen Jay Gould, Umberto Eco, Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean Delumeau.

44202. Oriental magic

Idries Shah

Oriental Magic, by Idries Shah, is a study of magical practices in diverse cultures from Europe and Africa, through Asia to the Far East. Originally published in 1956 and still in print today, it was the first of this author’s 35 books. The work was launched with the …

44203. Megaprojects and Risk

Bent Flyvbjerg

Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition is a 2003 book by Bent Flyvbjerg, Nils Bruzelius, and Werner Rothengatter, published by Cambridge University Press. According to chief economist and director of transportation policy at Infrastructure Management Group, Inc., Porter …

44204. The Interpersonal World of the Infant

Daniel Stern

The Interpersonal World of the Infant is one of the most prominent works of psychoanalyst Daniel N. Stern, in which he describes the development of four interrelated senses of self. These senses of self develop over the lifespan, but make significant developmental strides during …

44205. Bracebridge Hall

Washington Irving

Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists, A Medley was written by Washington Irving in 1821, while he lived in England, and published in 1822. This episodic novel was originally published under his pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon.

44207. Volpone

Ben Jonson

Volpone is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in 1605-06, drawing on elements of city comedy and beast fable. A merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson's most-performed play, and it is ranked among the finest Jacobean Era comedies.

44208. A Legend of Montrose

Walter Scott

A Legend of Montrose is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Scotland in the 1640s during the Civil War. It forms, along with The Bride of Lammermoor, the 3rd series of Scott's Tales of My Landlord. The two novels were published together in 1819.

44209. 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 …

44210. The Hermaphrodite

Julia Ward Howe

The Hermaphrodite is an incomplete novel by Julia Ward Howe about a hermaphrodite raised as a male, but whose underlying gender ambiguity often creates havoc in his life. Its date of creation is uncertain; University of Idaho professor Gary Williams hypothesizes that it was …

44212. Political Repression in Modern America

Robert Goldstein

Political Repression in Modern America from 1870 to 1976 is a historical account of significant civil liberties violations concerning American political dissidents since 1870 – a date demarcating the close of the Civil War decade and the development of the modern American …

44215. Meeting in Infinity

John Kessel

Meeting in Infinity is a collection of Science fiction stories by author John Kessel. It was released in 1992 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House . It was published in an edition of 3,547 copies. Most of the stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's …

44218. The Service of Clouds

Susan Hill

The Service of Clouds is a novel by Susan Hill.

44221. The Inheritors

Joseph Conrad

The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story is a quasi-science fiction novel on which Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad collaborated. It looks at society's mental evolution and what is gained and lost in the process. Written before the first World War, its themes of corruption and the …

44223. New and Selected Poems

Donald Justice

New and Selected Poems is a collection of poems by Donald Justice.

44224. Latitude Zero

James Axler

Latitude Zero is the twelfth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

44225. Chill Factor

James Axler

Chill Factor is the fifteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

44228. Berenice

Edgar Allan Poe

"Berenice" is a short horror story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the Southern Literary Messenger in 1835. The story follows a man named Egaeus who is preparing to marry his cousin Berenice. He has a tendency to fall into periods of intense focus during which he seems to …

44231. The Young Magicians

Lin Carter

The Young Magicians is an anthology of fantasy short stories, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in October 1969 as the seventh volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. It was the second such anthology assembled by …

44242. Deep Fear

Debi Gliori

Deep Fear is a book published in 2006 that was written by Debi Gliori.

44243. Voyage of the Snake Lady

Theresa Tomlinson

The Voyage of the Snake Lady is a teenage/young adult novel by the British author Theresa Tomlinson first published in 2007. It is the follow-up to the novel The Moon Riders.

44245. The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx

Shlomo Avineri

The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx is a 1968 book about Karl Marx by political scientist Shlomo Avineri.

44246. Raymond Chandler Speaking

Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler Speaking is a collection of letter excerpts, various notes, essays and an unfinished novel. It was compiled in 1962 by Dorothy Gardiner and Kathrine Sorley Walker. The origins of the collection were contentions: after Chandler's death, his literary agent and …

44247. Off Limits

Ellen Datlow

Off Limits is a science fiction anthology edited by Ellen Datlow. It was published in 1997 by Ace Books. It includes four previously published stories and 14 new ones.

44249. 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 …

44251. Nanotech

Gardner Dozois

Nanotech is a 1998 anthology of science fiction short-stories revolving around nanotechnology and its effects. It is edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois.

44253. The Past Through Tomorrow

Robert A. Heinlein

The Past Through Tomorrow is a collection of Robert A. Heinlein's Future History stories. Most of the stories are part of a larger storyline of a rapidly collapsing American sanity, followed by a theocratic dictatorship. A revolution overthrows the theocracy and establishes a …

44254. Sing in Praise

Opal Wheeler

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

44255. Combat in the erogenous zone

Ingrid Bengis

Combat in the erogenous zone is a book written by Ingrid Bengis.

44256. Dr. Identity

D. Harlan Wilson

Dr. Identity is the fourth book and first novel by American author D. Harlan Wilson. Set in a dystopian, mediatized future where people surrogate themselves with android lookalikes, the novel focuses on the foils of an English professor, his psychotic android, and their flight …

44257. A kindness cup

Thea Astley

A Kindness Cup is a novel by Australian author Thea Astley. It won the 1975 The Age Book of the Year Award.

44258. Farragan's retreat

Tom McHale

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

44259. Murder at the Red October

Anthony Olcott

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

44260. 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.

44262. An Unusual Angle

Greg Egan

An Unusual Angle was the debut novel by Australian science fiction writer Greg Egan by Norstrilia Press. It concerns a high school boy who makes movies inside his head using a bio-mechanical camera, one that he has grown. He is also able to send out other "viewpoints", …

44263. The Railway Children

E. Nesbit

The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known. The Oxford Dictionary …

44267. Dear Laura

Jean Stubbs

Dear Laura is a book written by Jean Stubbs.

44268. The Adventures of Lucius Leffing

Joseph Payne Brennan

The Adventures of Lucius Leffing is a collection of supernatural, detective short stories by Joseph Payne Brennan. It was first published in 1990 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,000 copies, all of which were signed by the author and the artist. The stories …

44269. What's going on

Nathan McCall

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

44270. Computer Algorithms: Introduction to Design and …

Sara Baase

Computer Algorithms: introduction to Design and Analysis is a book written by Sara Baase and Allen Van Gelder.

44271. The Flight to Lucifer

Harold Bloom

The Flight to Lucifer is a 1979 book by the American literary critic Harold Bloom. His only novel, it was composed as a sequel to the David Lindsay 1920 novel A Voyage to Arcturus, which supplied the concept of a voyage through space to a distant planet created by a demiurge, …

44273. Game Plan for Disaster

Franklin W. Dixon

Game Plan for Disaster is the 76th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

44275. Counterrevolution and Revolt

Herbert Marcuse

Counterrevolution and Revolt is a 1972 book by philosopher Herbert Marcuse.

44276. The American Century: Varieties of Culture in Modern …

Norman Cantor

The American Century: Varieties of Culture in Modern Times is a 1997 book by Norman F. Cantor with Mindy Cantor. In this book Norman Cantor, who is best known for his treatment of medieval European history, traces 20th-Century Western intellectual thought, including art, …

44278. The Zoot Suit Murders

Thomas Sanchez

The Zoot Suit Murders by Thomas Sanchez is a murder mystery set in Los Angeles of the 1940s and employing the true historical events of the Zoot suit riots as a backdrop.

44280. Star Wreck 6: Geek Space Nine

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck 6: Geek Space Nine is a book published in 1994 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

44282. Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best

Gordon R. Dickson

Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Dell in 1978 and was edited by James R. Frenkel. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Fantasy and Science Fiction, …

44288. Inside Africa

John Gunther

Inside Africa is a book written by John Gunther.

44289. Goody Hall

Natalie Babbitt

An out-of-work actor, Hercules Feltwright, stumbles into a job tutoring Willet Goody, the only child of a widow living in a large, lonely house. Willet quickly involves his tutor in the search to discover the truth about his father. The mystery unfolds with the discovery of …

44290. Stalin: The Man and His Era

Adam Ulam

Stalin: The Man and His Era is a book written by Adam Ulam.

44292. 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 …

44293. Apocalypse Memories

Laura J. Burns

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

44295. Deathscape

Peter David

Deathscape is a book published in 1991 that was written by Peter David.

44296. The Toynbee Convector

Ray Bradbury

The Toynbee Convector is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury. Several of the stories are original to this collection. Others originally appeared in the magazines Playboy, Omni, Gallery, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Woman's Day, and Weird Tales.

44297. Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon

K. W. Jeter

Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon is the third book to continue the storyline of the film Blade Runner. It was written by K. W. Jeter and published in 2000 by Gollancz.

44300. 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.

44302. Bring me the head of Oliver Plunkett

Colin Bateman

Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett is the second novel of the Eddie & the Gang with No Name trilogy by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 13 May 2004 through Hodder Children's Books.

44303. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a classic American 1903 children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin that tells the story of Rebecca Rowena Randall and her two stern aunts in the fictional village of Riverboro, Maine. Rebecca's joy for life inspires her aunts, but she faces many trials …

44306. Into the Land of the Unicorns

Bruce Cobille

Into the Land of the Unicorns is a children's fiction book that is part of The Unicorn Chronicles series by Bruce Coville. The series follows a girl named Cara, whose grandmother gives her an amulet that allows her to pass through into Luster, the land of the unicorns. While …

44310. Hazed

Franklin W. Dixon

Hazed is the 14th book in The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers series. It was first published in February 2007 by Aladdin Paperbacks an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

44311. River of Eternity

Philip José Farmer

River of Eternity is an early version of what became the Riverworld series by Philip José Farmer. The original "Riverworld" story was a 150,000-word novel titled Owe for the Flesh, which ended with the protagonist finding the tower at the end of the river. In the mid-1950s, …

44314. 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 …

44315. Twice Blessed

Ninotchka Rosca

Twice Blessed, also known as Twice Blessed: A Novel, is a 1992 novel written by Filipino author Ninotchka Rosca. It won the 1993 American Book Award for “excellence in literature”. It is one of Rosca’s novels that recreated the diversity of Filipino culture. Apart from tracing …

44316. The Post-War Dream

Mitch Cullin

The Post-War Dream is the eighth book by American author Mitch Cullin and was published by Random House in March 2008. Initial reviews of the novel were mixed, with Kirkus calling it "a misstep in Cullin's unpredictable, adventurous and, alas, frustratingly uneven oeuvre," and …

44319. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen.

44320. 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.

44321. 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 …

44322. Vampire Stories. Trade Paperback

Arthur Conan Doyle

Who would suspect that the same mind that created the most famous literary detective of all time also took on the eternally popular genre of vampires? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a contemporary of Bram Stoker, gave us some fascinating works of vampire fiction. From the bloodsucking …

44323. Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book Three

Alan Moore

Continuing Alan Moore's award-winning run on THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING, this third volume is brimming with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf with an unusual curse, the hideous madman called Nukeface. Best of all, this volume features the comics debut …

44324. The Tides of Kregen

Kenneth Bulmer

The Tides of Kregen is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, and is volume twelve 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 …

44329. Munich: The Price of Peace

Telford Taylor

Munich: The Price of Peace is a book written by Telford Taylor.

44330. 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.

44336. Reckless Homicide

Ira Genberg

Reckless Homicide is a book written by Ira Genberg.

44337. Private Lives

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.

44339. 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 …

44341. Evil Triumphant

Michael A. Stackpole

Evil Triumphant is a book published in 1992 that was written by Michael A. Stackpole.

44342. Conan the Formidable

Steve Perry

Conan the Formidable is a fantasy novel written by Steve Perry featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1990; a regular paperback edition followed from the same publisher in August …

44344. The Early Fears

Robert Bloch

The Early Fears is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Robert Bloch. It was released in 1994 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 2,400 copies, of which 100 were signed by the author. The collection reprints the stories from Bloch's two earlier …

44347. Border Country

Raymond Williams

Border Country is a novel by Raymond Williams. The book was re-published in December 2005 as one of the first group of titles in the Library of Wales series, having been out of print for several years. Written in English, the novel was first published in 1960. It is set in rural …

44348. The Spaceships of Ezekiel

Josef F. Blumrich

The Spaceships of Ezekiel is a book by Josef F. Blumrich about a spaceship that was supposedly observed by the prophet Ezekiel, written while the author was chief of NASA's systems layout branch of the program development office at the Marshall Space Flight Center. It was …

44350. Impressions

Doranna Durgin

Impressions is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "Evil always leaves an impact."

44351. The Lexicon of Comicana

Mort Walker

The Lexicon of Comicana is a 1980 book by the American cartoonist Mort Walker. It was intended as a tongue-in-cheek look at the devices that cartoonists utilize in their craft. In it, Walker invented an international set of symbols called symbolia after researching cartoons …

44354. The Stray Dog

Marc Simont

The Stray Dog is a 2001 children's picture book by Marc Simont.

44357. The Century for Young People

Peter Jennings

The Century for Young People is a non-fiction history book written by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster. This book is an adapted version of The Century, adapted by Jennifer Armstrong. The book contains over 200 pictures to depict the 100 years of history.

44359. Deepwater Angels

Ken Catran

Deepwater Angels is a book published in 1994 that was written by Ken Catran.

44360. Deepwater Landing

Ken Catran

Deepwater Landing is a book published in 1993 that was written by Ken Catran.

44361. 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 …

44366. The Halfling's Gem

R. A. Salvatore

The Halfling's Gem is the third book in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, written by R. A. Salvatore.

44369. The Night of the Dance

James Hime

The Night of the Dance is a book written by James Hime.

44372. Oreo

Fran Ross

Oreo is a satirical novel published in 1974 by Fran Ross, a journalist and short-lived comedy writer for Richard Pryor. The book was almost forgotten and became out of print until Harryette Mullen rediscovered the novel and brought it out of obscurity. The book has since …

44374. The Annotated Sense and Sensibility

David M. Shapard

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that makes this tale of two sisters in love an even more enjoyable read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,000 annotations on …

44375. 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 …

44376. Finding Maubee

Albert H. Z. Carr

Finding Maubee is a 1971 detective novel by Albert H. Z. Carr set in a fictional Caribbean island called St. Caro. The novel was made into a 1989 American film titled The Mighty Quinn starring Denzel Washington and Robert Townsend.

44378. Death Sentence

Brian Garfield

Death Sentence is the 1975 sequel novel to Death Wish by Brian Garfield.

44379. The Art of Computer Game Design

Chris Crawford

The Art of Computer Game Design by Chris Crawford is the first book devoted to the theory of computer and video games. It was originally published in Berkeley, California by McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media in 1984. The original edition is now out-of-print but from 1997 became …

44381. The Essential Conan

Robert E. Howard

The Essential Conan is a collection of fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1998 by the Science Fiction Book Club. It collects the editions of the Conan books, edited by Karl Edward …

44384. 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 …

44385. Fatheralong

John Edgar Wideman

Fatheralong is a book written by John Edgar Wideman.

44388. The Old Dick

L. A. Morse

The Old Dick is a book written by L. A. Morse.

44389. Walking Rain

Susan Wade

Walking Rain is a book written by Susan Wade.

44392. The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. LeGuin; Illustrator-Leo & Diane Dillon

The Left Hand of Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is part of the Hainish Cycle, a series of books by Le Guin set in the fictional Hainish universe, which she introduced in 1966. It is among the first books published in the feminist science …

44396. The Historian

Elizabeth Kozova

The Historian is the 2005 debut novel of American author Elizabeth Kostova. The plot blends the history and folklore of Vlad Țepeș and his fictional equivalent Count Dracula. Kostova's father told her stories about Dracula when she was a child, and later in life she was inspired …

44397. 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, …

44398. The Islanders

Christopher Priest

Reality is illusory and magical in the stunning new literary SF novel from the multiple award-winning author of The Prestige—for fans of Haruki Murakami and David Mitchell A tale of murder, artistic rivalry, and literary trickery; a Chinese puzzle of a novel where nothing is …

44399. S

Doug Dorst

One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book …

44400. One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: It’s amazing what a talented writer at the top of his game can do with a seemingly narrow topic. The title of Bill Bryson’s latest sums up the simplicity of his task: to document the “most extraordinary summer” of 1927, beginning …

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