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.

46401. Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision Making …

Herbert Alexander Simon

Administrative Behavior: a Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organization is a book written by Herbert A. Simon. It asserts that "decision-making is the heart of administration, and that the vocabulary of administrative theory must be derived from the logic …

46402. An American Tragedy: 2

Theodore Dreiser

An American Tragedy is a novel by the American writer Theodore Dreiser.

46406. Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but long enough …

46408. Serpent Waltz

Jo Clayton

Serpent Waltz is a book published in 1994 that was written by Jo Clayton.

46409. Predator & Prey: Executioner

Gherbod Fleming

Predator & Grey: Executioner is a book published in 2002 that was written by Gherbold Fleming.

46410. Criminal Enterprise

S. D. Perry

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

46411. Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales

Marjorie Bowen

Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales is a collection of stories by author Marjorie Bowen. It was released in 1976 and was the author's first collection of stories published in the U.S.. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 4,391 copies.

46412. (Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions

Steve Almond

(Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions is a collection of essays by the New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond. The collection's entries divulge the author's thoughts on such topics as his sexual failures, fatherhood, and Kurt Vonnegut. The book was …

46413. The Gate of Time

Philip José Farmer

The Gate of Time is an alternate history novel by Philip José Farmer. It was first published in paperback editions by Belmont Books in the United States in October 1966 and by Quartet in the United Kingdom in September 1974. Later it was revised and expanded as Two Hawks from …

46415. Sex, sin, and blasphemy

Marjorie Heins

Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars is a non-fiction book by lawyer and civil libertarian Marjorie Heins, about freedom of speech and the censorship of works of art in the early 1990s by the U.S. government. The book was published in 1993 by The New …

46418. The White Abacus

Damien Broderick

The White Abacus is a 1997 science fiction novel by Damien Broderick. It follows the story of Telmah Lord Cima who travels to Earth from a far-off world and becomes friends with a computer-augmented being called Ratio.

46419. Jeffrey and Sloth

Kari-Lynn Winters

Jeffrey and Sloth is a children's book by Kari-Lynn Winters and Ben Hodson. It was published in March 2007 by Orca Book Publishers. Jeffrey and Sloth first appeared in a 2004 issue of Chameleon, a children's magazine published by the University of British Columbia, as "Jeffrey's …

46428. Pick-Up Sticks

Sarah Ellis

Pick-Up Sticks is a children's novel by Canadian author Sarah Ellis. The novel received the 1991 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. The story is told from the perspective of a thirteen-year-old girl, Polly, as she experiences the struggles of losing her home and …

46432. A Man to Match His Mountains

Eknath Easwaran

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam is a biography of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, an ally of Gandhi's in the Indian independence movement. Originally written by Eknath Easwaran in English, foreign editions have also been published in Arabic and several other languages. The book was …

46434. 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 …

46440. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life

David Coomes

Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life is a book written by David Coomes.

46441. 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 …

46445. Socratic Puzzles

Robert Nozick

Socratic Puzzles is a 1997 collection of essays by libertarian philosopher Robert Nozick.

46448. The Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy

The Ginger Man is a novel, first published in Paris in 1955, by J. P. Donleavy. The story is set in Dublin, Ireland, in post-war 1947. Upon its publication, it was banned both in Ireland and the United States of America by reason of obscenity.

46449. The Bronze God of Rhodes

L. Sprague de Camp

The Bronze God of Rhodes is an historical novel by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1960, and in paperback by Bantam Books in 1963. A trade paperback edition was projected by The Donning Company for 1983, but never published. The book was …

46454. 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 …

46455. Beyond deserving

Sandra Scofield

Beyond deserving is a book written by Sandra Scofield.

46456. All Around the Town

Phyllis McGinley

All Around the Town is a book written by Phyllis McGinley and illustrated by Helen Stone.

46457. Big Tree

Mary Buff

Big Tree is a children's novel written and illustrated by Mary and Conrad Buff. In the book a personified 5,000-year-old giant sequoia tells its life story. The novel was first published in 1946 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1947.

46458. Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword

Jeanette Eaton

Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword is a biography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi written for children by Jeanette Eaton. It is illustrated by Ralph Ray. The biography was first published in 1950 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1951.

46459. Juanita

Leo Politi

Juanita is a book by Leo Politi.

46460. Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes

Philip Reed

Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes is a book by Philip Reed.

46461. Pran of Albania

Elizabeth Cleveland Miller

Pran of Albania is a children's historical novel by Elizabeth Miller. Set in the early nineteenth century among the mountain tribes of northern Albania, it tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl, Pran, who, by tribal tradition, is old enough to be betrothed. To avoid an …

46462. Killed in the Ratings

William L. DeAndrea

Killed in the Ratings is a book by William L. DeAndrea.

46464. Egon Schieles Portraits

Alessandra Comini

Egon Schieles Portraits is a book written by Alessandra Comini.

46465. Zaddik

David Rosenbaum

Zaddik is a book written by David Rosenbaum.

46468. The Memory of Eva Ryker

Donald A. Stanwood

The Memory of Eva Ryker is a book written by Donald A. Stanwood.

46471. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

46472. 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 …

46473. Conan of Venarium

Harry Turtledove

Conan of Venarium is a fantasy novel written by Harry Turtledove and edited by Teresa Nielsen Hayden featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in hardcover by Tor Books in July 2003; a regular paperback edition …

46474. The Terrorizers

Donald Hamilton

The Terrorizers was the eighteenth novel in the Matt Helm secret agent novel series by Donald Hamilton. It was first published in 1977. Following the publication of this book, Hamilton put his longtime character on hiatus; the next Matt Helm novel, The Revengers, would not be …

46482. Catch the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Catch the Saint is a collection of two mystery novellas by Fleming Lee, based upon stories by Norman Worker continuing the adventures of the sleuth Simon Templar aka "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris. Following usual practice at this point in the series, the front cover …

46485. Scottish Folk Tales

Ruth Manning-Sanders

Scottish Folk Tales is a 1976 anthology of 18 fairy tales from Scotland that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders.

46488. In the Best of Families

Dennis McDougal

In the Best of Families is a book written by Dennis McDougal.

46489. Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld

Susan Greenwood

Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld: An Anthropology is an anthropological study of contemporary Pagan and ceremonial magic groups that practiced magic in London, England during the 1990s. It was written by English anthropologist Susan Greenwood based upon her doctoral research …

46490. Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating …

Chris Fair

Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations is a political satire-based cook book written with a left-leaning point of view authored by C. Christine Fair. Inspired by George W. Bush's 2002 State of the Union …

46492. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years is a book written by Carl Sandburg.

46493. Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins is a collection of two Tarzan novellas written by Edgar Rice Burroughs for younger readers. It was originally published as two children's books, The Tarzan Twins by Voland in October 1927, and Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins, with Jad-bal-ja, the Golden …

46494. The Cavanaugh Quest

Thomas Gifford

The Cavanaugh Quest is a book written by Thomas Gifford.

46497. Featuring the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Featuring the Saint is a collection of three mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom in February 1931 by Hodder and Stoughton. This was the fifth book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". It was the first novella …

46498. A Brief History of Crime

Peter Hitchens

A Brief History of Crime is the third book by conservative author and journalist Peter Hitchens. Originally published in 2003, it was reissued in 2004 under the new title The Abolition of Liberty. The book was described in 2012 by The American Conservative magazine as "a …

46501. Undersea City

edited by Frederik Pohl

Undersea City is a book published in 1958 that was written by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson.

46503. Last Flight

Amelia Earhart

Last Flight is a book published in 1937 consisting of diary entries and other notes compiled by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart during her failed attempt that year at flying solo across the Pacific Ocean. Her husband, publisher George Palmer Putnam, edited the collection which …

46505. Rider in the Dark

Victoria Holmes

Rider in the Dark is a book published in 2004 that was written by Victoria Holmes.

46510. Kept in the Dark

Nina Bawden

Kept in the Dark is a book by Nina Bawden.

46513. Night Cry

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Night Cry is a book by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

46514. Bridge to the Sun

Gwen Terasaki

Bridge to the Sun is a book written by Gwen Terasaki.

46517. Venus with Pistol

Gavin Lyall

Venus With Pistol is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1969.

46518. Never Again Britain 45/51

Peter Hennessy

Never Again: Britain 1945-1951 is a book written by Peter Hennessy.

46520. Detour for Emmy

Marilyn Reynolds

Detour for Emmy is a young adult novel by Marilyn Reynolds. It won the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award for 1995-1996. It deals with the impact of an unexpected pregnancy on a teenage girl. Like other novels by the author, it is based on the life challenges of her students. …

46523. Family Secrets

Norma Klein

Family Secrets is a young adult novel written by Norma Klein.

46524. Blue Blood and Mutiny

Patricia Beard

Blue Blood and Mutiny: The Fight for the Soul of Morgan Stanley is a non-fiction book by American journalist and historian Patricia Beard. The book was initially published by William Morrow on September 18, 2007.

46528. Dragon Fire

Humphrey Hawksley

Dragon Fire is a 2000 novel by BBC political and foreign correspondent Humphrey Hawksley about a 2007 war between China, India and Pakistan, which draws in Australia, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Tibet, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and threatens to escalate …

46531. The Hugo Winners

Isaac Asimov

The Hugo Winners was a series of books which collected science fiction and fantasy stories that won a Hugo Award for Short Story, Novelette or Novella at the World Science Fiction Convention between 1955 and 1982. Each volume was edited by Isaac Asimov, who wrote the …

46532. The course of German history

A. J. P. Taylor

The Course of German History is a non-fiction book by the English historian A. J. P. Taylor. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Hamish Hamilton in July 1945.

46533. Double Trouble Squared

Kathryn Lasky

Double Trouble Squared is a book by Kathryn Lasky.

46534. Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An …

David Allyn

Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History is a 2001 book by David Allyn.

46536. 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 …

46538. Blood Will Tell

Gary Cartwright

Blood Will Tell is a book written by Gary Cartwright.

46545. Grace and Truth

Jennifer Johnston

Grace and Truth is a novel by Irish writer Jennifer Johnston, first published in 2005 by Headline Books.

46546. Applied Regression Analysis, Linear Models, and …

Dr. John Fox

Linear models, their variants, and extensions are among the most useful and widely used statistical tools for social research. The Second Edition of Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models provides an accessible, in-depth, modern treatment of regression …

46548. 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.

46549. Wilders Walk Away

Herbert Brean

Wilders Walk Away is a book written by Herbert Brean.

46550. Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories

Joe R. Lansdale

Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories, is a collection of short stories by Joe R. Lansdale, first published in 2004 in a limited edition by Subterranean Press. It was reissued in paperback in 2006 by Golden Gryphon Press. Both Subterranean Press editions have long sold out. It …

46551. Conan The Hero

Leonard Carpenter

Conan the Hero is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian and his black counterpart Juma of Kush, a character originally created by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter for their Conan story “The City of …

46554. Dream Children

A. N. Wilson

Dream Children is a 1998 novel by A. N. Wilson. Owing to his own early encounters, Oliver Gold, a distinguished philosopher, has decided he can only be happy with a child. Oliver, however, moves in with a widow in North London. He makes all the ladies around him fall in love …

46557. CV

Damon Knight

CV is a 1985 science fiction novel by Damon Knight. It is the first novel in the "Sea Venture Trilogy", and was followed by The Observers and A Reasonable World. The name of novel derives from "The Sea Venture", an enormous, ocean-going habitat. During one its first trips, the …

46562. Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed

Stuart M. Kaminsky

Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed by Stuart Kaminsky and Photographed by Laurie Roberts is a book by Stuart M. Kaminsky.

46563. Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America

Dyan Sheldon

Sophie Pitt-Turnbull discovers America is a young adult novel by Dyan Sheldon. It follows the adventures of a narrow-minded, very conventional girl, Sophie, as she ventures to America to stay with her mother's old friend, Mrs Salamanca. Initially she hates life in America and …

46565. Ravenloft

Tracy Hickman

Ravenloft is an adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. The American game publishing company TSR, Inc. released it as a standalone adventure booklet in 1983 for use with the first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. It was written by …

46566. The Atmospheric Railway

Shena Mackay

The Atmospheric Railway: New and Selected Stories, is a 2008 short story collection by British author Shena Mackay comprising thirteen new stories, and twenty-three selected from earlier collections.

46567. Cross of Blood

K. W. Jeter

Cross of Blood is a book published in 1995 that was written by K.W. Jeter.

46568. Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation

Steven Muchnick

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

46570. Trimalchio's Feast and Other Mini-mysteries

Caroline Lawrence

Trimalchio's Feast and other mini-mysteries is a collection of stories by Caroline Lawrence, published in 2007 as part of the Roman Mysteries series. The stories are set in Ostia and Rome between AD 79 and AD 81, in the intervals of time between the novels. In addition to the …

46573. A Mouthful of Air

Amy Koppelman

Through sparse, elegant prose,Amy Koppelman'sbrutally honest portrayal of family and self shows the reader that real problems are indiscriminate of money or birthright.A Mouthful of Airbrings to light the complexity and fragility of the human psyche.A Mouthful of Airbegins a few …

46574. Half in Shadow

Mary Elizabeth Counselman

Half in Shadow is a collection of stories by author Mary Elizabeth Counselman. It had first been published as a fourteen story collection as a Consul paperback by World Distributors, UK, in 1964. It was released in 1978 by Arkham House with fourteen stories and was the author's …

46579. 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 …

46580. 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 …

46586. April Twilights

Willa Cather

April Twilights is a 1903 collection of poems by Willa Cather. It was reedited by Cather in 1923 and 1933. The poems were first published in many literary reviews, often under pen names.

46588. 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 …

46592. Public Murders

Bill Granger

The heat this long Chicago summer was so intense that the pavement itself seemed to steam. It drove everyone from the streets, day and night. That's why the breeze wafting over Grant Park seemed particularly inviting to the attractive blonde. She didn't know it was an invitation …

46593. I Have This Nifty Idea...Now What Do I Do with It?

Mike Resnick

I Have This Nifty Idea...Now What Do I Do with It? is a book written by Mike Resnick.

46595. Siege of Tarr-Hostigos

John F. Carr

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

46600. Sky Dragons: Dragonriders of Pern

Anne McCaffrey

From the New York Times bestselling mother-and-son team of Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey comes the final installment in the riveting Pern saga that began with Todd’s solo novel, Dragonsblood. Now, with all of Pern imperiled by the aftereffects of a plague that killed scores …



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