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.

45801. Selected Poems

Iain Crichton Smith

Selected Poems is a collection of poems by Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1971 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,118 copies. The collection also includes several translations of French and Spanish poems. Christophe des Laurieres and Clérigo Herrero, however, are not …

45802. Father Malachy's Miracle

Bruce Marshall

Father Malachy's Miracle is a 1931 novel by the Scottish writer Bruce Marshall.

45805. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

45806. The Last Yankee

Arthur Miller

The Last Yankee is a play by Arthur Miller, which premiered on January 5, 1993 at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. The cast included Tom Aldredge as John Frick, Frances Conroy as Patricia Hamilton, Rose Gregorio as Karen Frick, John Heard as Leroy Hamilton, and …

45808. Mistworld

Simon R. Green

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

45809. Fall from Grace

Andrew Greeley

Fall from Grace is a 1993 novel by Father Andrew Greeley. It is a novel about sin and corruption in Chicago and the cover up of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

45810. 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

45811. Baden-Powell

Tim Jeal

Baden-Powell is a 1989 biography of Robert Baden-Powell by Tim Jeal. Tim Jeal's work, researched over five years, was first published by Hutchinson in the UK and Yale University Press . It was reviewed by the New York Times. As James Casada writes in his review for Library …

45813. 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 …

45814. A portrait of Isaac Newton

Frank Manuel

A portrait of Isaac Newton is a book written by Frank E. Manuel.

45816. 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 …

45819. Red Equinox

James Axler

Red Equinox is the ninth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

45823. Disciplined Minds

Jeff Schmidt

Disciplined Minds is a book by physicist Jeff Schmidt, published in 2000. The book describes how professionals are made; the methods of professional and graduate schools that turn eager entering students into disciplined managerial and intellectual workers that correctly …

45827. Alice Rose & Sam

Kathryn Lasky

Alice Rose & Sam is a book by Kathryn Lasky.

45831. 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.

45832. The Enemy in the Blanket

Anthony Burgess

The Enemy in the Blanket is the second novel in Anthony Burgess's Malayan Trilogy The Long Day Wanes. The title is a literal translation of the Malay idiom "musuh dalam selimut", which means to be betrayed by an intimate, alluding to the struggles of marriage but also other …

45834. 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.

45835. Lord Weary's Castle

Robert Lowell

Lord Weary's Castle, Robert Lowell's second book of poetry, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1947 when Lowell was only thirty. Robert Giroux, who was the publisher of Lowell's wife at the time, Jean Stafford, also became Lowell's publisher after he saw the manuscript for …

45836. The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion

Stephan P. Clarke

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

45837. 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.

45839. 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.

45841. Kedrigern in Wanderland

John Morressy

Kedrigern in Wanderland is a book published in 1988 that was written by John Morressy.

45842. 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 …

45843. The Star-Spangled Future

Norman Spinrad

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

45844. Battlemind

William H. Keith, Jr.

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

45846. The Murderer

Roy Heath

The murderer is a novel written by Roy Heath.

45847. 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 …

45848. 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 …

45849. A Formal Feeling

Zibby O'Neal

A Formal Feeling is a book written by Zibby Oneal.

45850. 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 …

45851. In Every Face I Meet

Justin Cartwright

In Every Face I Meet is a 1995 book by Justin Cartwright.

45852. T-Bone: The Baby Sitter

Clare Turlay Newberry

T-Bone: The Baby Sitter is a book by Clare Newberry.

45853. Tom Tit Tot: An English Folk Tale

Evaline Ness

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

45854. 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, …

45855. Mysticism and Morality

Arthur Danto

Mysticism and Morality is a work written by Arthur Danto.

45857. Gideon's Fire

John Creasey

Gideon's Fire is a book by John Creasey.

45858. 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.

45860. Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet

James Atlas

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

45861. Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science

Brian Harvey

Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science is a book written by Brian Harvey and Matthew Wright.

45863. The Terminators

Donald Hamilton

The Terminators by Donald Hamilton is a spy novel first published in April 1975. It was the sixteenth episode in the Matt Helm series and was the first of the Helm books to portray him, on its cover, as a long-haired, side-burned citizen of the 1970s. This image was subsequently …

45864. 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 …

45865. 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 …

45867. All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide …

Vladimir Bogdanov

All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues is a non-fiction, encyclopedic referencing of blues music compiled under the direction of All Media Guide.

45869. 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.

45873. Woolgathering

Patti Smith

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

45877. Shipwreck

John Fowles

Shipwreck is a book published in 1974 that contains text by John Fowles and photography by The Gibsons of Scilly.

45878. 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 …

45879. Shoah train

William Heyen

Shoah train is a book written by William Heyen.

45880. Witch Weed

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Witch Weed is a book published in 1991 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

45881. 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 …

45882. The Transsexual Empire

Janice Raymond

The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male is a 1979 book by the American radical feminist author and activist Janice Raymond.

45883. 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.

45885. My Wilderness

William O. Douglas

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

45888. 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. …

45890. 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.

45892. Life on man

Theodor Rosebury

Life on man is a book written by Theodor Rosebury.

45897. A New Barker in the House

Tomie dePaola

A New Barker in the House is a book published in 2002 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

45903. The Secrets of the Dead

Malcolm Rose

The Secrets of the Dead is a book published in 1997 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

45904. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn

Eric Wright

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

45907. The Last Companion

Patrick McCormack

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

45908. 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 …

45910. Shooting Script

Gavin Lyall

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

45912. 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 …

45914. 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 …

45919. 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.

45920. 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 …

45924. 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.

45925. Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

Mrs Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-First World War England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished …

45930. 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 …

45931. 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.

45933. Hosie's Alphabet

Leonard Baskin

Hosie's Alphabet is a book by Leonard Baskin.

45934. Sinbad and Me

Kin Platt

Sinbad and Me is a book by Kin Platt.

45935. 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 …

45936. The Chieftain

John Norman

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

45937. 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 …

45940. 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.

45941. Tales of a Traveller

Washington Irving

Tales of a Traveller, by Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. is a collection of essays and short stories composed by Washington Irving while he was living in Europe, primarily in Germany and Paris. The collection was published using Irving's pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon.

45944. Murder at the New York World's Fair

Phoebe Atwood Taylor

Murder at the New York World's Fair is a novel that was published in 1938 by Phoebe Atwood Taylor writing as Freeman Dana. It is the only mystery she wrote under that name.

45946. 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 …

45949. The Twin in the Tavern

Barbara Brooks Wallace

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

45950. The Myth of the American Superhero

John Shelton Lawrence

The Myth of the American Superhero is a scholarly nonfiction book by Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence. It describes the idealized, fantasy violence so distinctive for American pop culture. The authors show that the American heroic ideal, conveyed in formula stories of …

45955. 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, …

45956. 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 …

45957. The Black Leather Jacket

Mick Farren

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

45958. 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 …

45959. 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.

45961. The art of the lathe

B. H. Fairchild

The art of the lathe is a book written by B.H. Fairchild.

45968. Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft V

H. P. Lovecraft

Selected Letters V is a collection of letters by H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1976 by Arkham House in an edition of 5,138 copies. It is the fifth of a five volume series of collections of Lovecraft's letters and includes a preface by James Turner.

45969. 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."

45976. Tony's Justice

Eugene Izzi

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

45982. Life in the Crystal Palace

Alan Harrington

Life in the Crystal Palace is a book written by Alan Harrington.

45984. The Betrayal of the American Right

Murray Rothbard

The Betrayal of the American Right is a book by Murray Rothbard written in the early 1970s and published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in 2007. In it, Rothbard describes the takeover of the Old Right by neoconservatives and cold warriors during the 1950s and 1960s.

45985. 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 …

45987. Life in the Iron Mills

Rebecca Harding Davis

Life in the Iron Mills is a short story written by Rebecca Harding Davis in 1861, set in the factory world of the nineteenth century. It is one of the earliest American realist works, and is an important text for those who study labor and women's issues. It was immediately …

45988. The Next Always

Nora Roberts

“America's favorite writer” (The New Yorker) begins a trilogy inspired by the inn she owns and the town she loves.The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery …

45992. 77 Shadow Street

Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street is a New York Times Bestselling 2011 sci-fi horror novel by American author Dean Koontz and his one hundred and first novel. The book was first released on December 27, 2011 through Bantam Books and followed a diverse group of individuals living in an apartment …

45996. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Nathan Englander

These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary …

45997. 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 …

45998. Railsea

China Miéville

“Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale—there’s Dune’s Frank Herbert. . . . But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.”—Los …

45999. 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, …

46000. 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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