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.

48201. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young …

48202. Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China

Aya Goda

Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China Written by Aya Goda in 2008 recounts the story of how she met her husband, his arrest by Chinese authorities and their escape to Japan. The original Japanese version of Tao was published by Bungeisyunjyu publisher in 1995, and was …

48206. Mr Noon

D. H. Lawrence

Mr Noon is an unfinished novel by the English writer, D. H. Lawrence. It appears to have been drafted in 1920 and 1921 and then abandoned by the author. It consists of two parts. The first part was published posthumously by Secker as a long short story in the volume entitled A …

48208. Waldo Emerson

Gay Wilson Allen

Waldo Emerson is a book written by Gay Wilson Allen.

48209. Freud: The Mind of the Moralist

Philip Rieff

Freud: The Mind of the Moralist is a 1959 book about Sigmund Freud by Philip Rieff; a revised edition was published in 1961. Susan Sontag, Rieff's wife, contributed to the book to such an extent that she has been considered an unofficial co-author.

48212. Rain Stones

Jackie French

Rain Stones is a 1991 short story collection by acclaimed Australian author Jackie French. It is notable for being the first children's book written by the author.

48213. The Creature in the Teacher

Christopher Pike

Creature in the Teacher is the 13th book in the Spooksville series. In the UK it is named Alien Invasion!

48215. The Boats of the "Glen Carrig"

William Hope Hodgson

The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" is a horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1907. Its importance was recognised in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February 1971. …

48217. Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time

James Cloyd Bowman

Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time is a children's novel by James Cloyd Bowman about the American folk hero Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes, the hero has various supernatural powers, including the ability to talk to animals, and becomes a spectacularly successful cowboy. …

48219. Crisis on Vulcan

Brad Strickland

Crisis on Vulcan is a book published in 1996 that was written by Barbara Strickland and Brad Strickland.

48220. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

48221. A Life Elsewhere

Segun Afolabi

A Life Elsewhere is a collection of short stories by Nigerian writer Segun Afolabi, first published in 2006.

48225. The Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden, is a guidebook published by HarperCollins, aimed at boys "from eight to eighty." It covers around eighty topics, including how to build a treehouse, grow a crystal, or tell direction with a watch. Also included are famous …

48232. The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal …

Henry Reynolds

The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia is a history book published in 1981 by Australian historian Henry Reynolds. It is a study of Aboriginal Australian resistance to the British settlement, or invasion, of Australia from …

48233. The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven …

48234. Eye for Eye

Orson Scott Card

Eye for Eye is a science fiction novella by Orson Scott Card. It first appeared in the March 1987 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. In 1990 it appeared in Card’s short story collection Maps in a Mirror and also as a Tor double novel, with The Tunesmith by Lloyd Biggle, …

48235. The Day of the Dinosaur

L. & Catherine Camp, Crook de Camp. Sprague de

The Day of the Dinosaur is a science book by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, illustrated with plates. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1968, and in paperback by Curtis Books in 1970 or 1971. A second hardcover edition was issued by Bonanza …

48241. The Exeter Blitz

David Rees

The Exeter Blitz is a children's historical novel by David Rees, published by Hamilton in 1978. Set in the southwestern England city of Exeter, partly at Exeter Cathedral, it features the heavy May 1942 air raid and its effect on the life of one family, the Lockwoods. Rees won …

48242. Visitors from London

Kitty Barne

Visitors from London is a children's novel written by Kitty Barne, illustrated with 40 drawings by Ruth Gervis, published by Dent in 1940. Set in Sussex, it is a story of World War II on the home front; it features preparing for and hosting children evacuated from London. Barne …

48243. Silence Among the Weapons

John Arden

Silence Among the Weapons is a novel written by John Arden.

48244. Paradise

Elena Castedo

Paradise is a book written by Elena Castedo.

48245. Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear

Christine Weston

Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear is a children's novel by Christine Weston. Set in contemporary India, it follows the adventures of two boys, David and Gopali, as they roam the country with a dancing bear. The first edition was illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. The novel was first …

48246. Mountains are Free

Julia Davis Adams

Mountains are Free is a children's historical novel by Julia Davis Adams set in Switzerland in the 14th century. It retells the legend of William Tell and the Swiss struggle against the Habsburgs from the viewpoint of an orphan boy. The novel, illustrated by Theodore Nadajen, …

48247. Young Walter Scott

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Young Walter Scott is a fictionalized biography of the early life of Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray, set in Edinburgh in the late eighteenth century. Illustrated by Kate Seredy, it was first published in 1935 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1936.

48248. Toward a Meaningful Life

Simon Jacobson

Toward a Meaningful Life is a book authored by Chabad Hasidic writer Simon Jacobson. The book became the basis of a six-part course titled Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey for Every Jew by the Jewish Learning Institute. The book elucidates the teachings of …

48249. Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael …

Michael Swanwick

Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael Swanwick is a book written by Michael Swanwick.

48250. The Hampdenshire Wonder

J. D. Beresford

The Hampdenshire Wonder is a 1911 science fiction novel by J.D. Beresford. It is one of the first novels to involve a wunderkind. The child in it is named Victor Stott and he is the son of a famous cricket player. This origin is perhaps a reference to H.G. Wells's father Joseph …

48254. Shadrach's Crossing

Avi

Shadrach's Crossing is a book by Avi Wortis.

48255. Foxe's Book of Martyrs

John Foxe

The Actes and Monuments, popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a work of Protestant history and martyrology by John Foxe, first published in English in 1563 by John Day. It includes a polemical account of the sufferings of Protestants under the Catholic Church, with …

48256. Radical Departure

Lia Matera

Radical Departure is a book written by Lia Matera.

48260. Political Man

Seymour Martin Lipset

Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics is an award winning political science book by Seymour Martin Lipset. The book is an influential analysis of the bases of democracy across the world. One of the important sections is Chapter 2: "Economic Development and Democracy." …

48261. The Prisoner of Zhamanak

L. Sprague de Camp

The Prisoner of Zhamanak is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the eighth book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and the sixth of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. Chronologically it is the fourth Krishna novel. It was first …

48267. Land They Fought For

Clifford Dowdey

Land They Fought For is a book written by Clifford Dowdey.

48269. Farewell, Summer

Helen Hooven Santmyer

Farewell, Summer is a novella by Helen Hooven Santmyer. Written after her first two novels, it was not published until after Santmyer's death. The novella tells the 1935 memories of Elizabeth Lane about the summer of 1905, when she had been eleven and in love with her "Wild West …

48271. The E-mail Mystery

Carolyn Keene

The E-mail Mystery is the 144th book in the Nancy Drew series.

48272. Kit's Wilderness

David Almond

Kit's Wilderness is a children's novel by David Almond, published by Hodder Children's Books in 1999. It is set in a fictional Northumberland town based on the former coal-mining towns the author knew as a child growing up in Tyne and Wear. It was silver runner up for the …

48274. Danny and the Dinosaur

Syd Hoff

Danny and the Dinosaur is a popular children's book by Syd Hoff, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1958. It has sold over six million copies and has been translated into a dozen languages. The book inspired two sequels by Syd Hoff: Happy Birthday, Danny and the …

48275. Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and …

Marilynne Robinson

Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution is a work of nonfiction by Marilynne Robinson that tells the story of Sellafield, a government nuclear reprocessing plant located on the coast of the Irish Sea. The book shows how the closest village to Sellafield …

48276. The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English …

48277. The Slow Natives

Thea Astley

The Slow Natives is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Thea Astley, the first of her record number of four wins. It also won the 1965 Moomba Award.

48280. Fleabee's Fortune

Robin Jarvis

Fleabee's Fortune is the first book in the Deptford Mouselets Series by Robin Jarvis.

48293. Lethal Harvest

Malcolm Rose

Lethal Harvest is a book published in 1999 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

48296. 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.

48297. Bug Muldoon

Paul Shipton

Bug Muldoon is a book by Paul Shipton.

48299. The White Phantom

Patrick McCormack

The White Phantom is a book published in 2000 that was written by Patrick McCormack.

48301. Jake's Long Shadow

Alan Duff

Jake's Long Shadow is a novel by Alan Duff, first published in 2002. It is the third book in the Once Were Warriors trilogy, following Jake "The Muss" Heke and his estranged family. Jake had previously driven his wife and children away for his domestic violence ways. The story …

48302. Moonstar Odyssey

David Gerrold

Moonstar Odyssey is a novel written by David Gerrold.

48304. Dark Thane

Jeff Crook

Dark Thane is a fantasy novel in the setting of Dragonlance, based on the campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. It was written by Jeff Crook. It is volume three of the six volume book series The Age of Mortals. It is set in the year 422 AC, …

48306. Talked To Death

Stephen Singular

Talked To Death is a book written by Stephen Singular.

48310. The Black Dragon

Appleton

The Black Dragon is a book published in 1991 that was written by Bill McCay under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

48311. Catcall

L. Newbery

Catcall is a children's novel by Linda Newbery, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award.

48312. The price of Peace

Mike Moscoe

The price of Peace is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mike Shepherd.

48313. They Also Serve

Mike Moscoe

They Also Serve is a book published in 2001 that was written by Mike Shepherd.

48314. Stone and Sea

Graham Edwards

Stone and Sea is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 2000 by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the second book in the Stone trilogy, which also includes Stone and Sky and Stone and Sun. The trilogy is a follow-up to Edwards' Ultimate …

48315. The Cassini Code

Dom Testa

The Cassini Code is the third book in the Galahad series by Dom Testa.

48316. Reflections in Bullough's Pond

Diana Muir

Reflections in Bullough's Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England is a book by Diana Muir. The Providence Journal called Bullough’s Pond "a masterpiece," and Publishers Weekly called it "lyrical". The Massachusetts Center for the Book awarded the 2001 Massachusetts Book Award …

48317. Death in Delhi

Gary Gygax

Death in Delhi is a book published in 1993 that was written by Gary Gygax.

48318. From Cliché to Archetype

Marshall McLuhan

From Cliché to Archetype is a 1970 book by Marshall McLuhan and Canadian poet Wilfred Watson. The authors discuss the various implications of the verbal cliché and of the archetype. One major facet in McLuhan's overall framework introduced in this book that is seldom noticed is …

48320. Mrs. God

Peter Straub

Mrs. God is a fantasy novel by Peter Straub. It was first published in 1990 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,350 copies, of which 600 copies were signed by the author and the artist, bound in quarter leather and slipcased as a deluxe edition. The novel is …

48321. Day of the Dragonstar

David Bischoff

Day of the Dragonstar is a book published in 1983 that was written by Thomas F. Monteleone and David Bischoff.

48322. Fear on Wheels

Franklin W. Dixon

Fear on Wheels, published in 1991, is the 108th book in The Hardy Boys Mystery Series.

48323. The Exorcist

William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist is a 1971 novel by American writer William Peter Blatty. The book details the demonic possession of twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a famous actress, and the Jesuit psychiatrist priest who attempts to exorcise the demon. Published by Harper & Row, …

48326. The Gods Awaken

Allan Cole

The Gods Awaken is a book published in 1999 that was written by Allan Cole.

48329. The House in Lordship Lane

A. E. W. Mason

The House in Lordship Lane is a 1946 British detective novel written by A.E.W. Mason. It is the fifth and final novel in the Hanaud series of stories featuring Inspector Hanaud of the French police. Unlike the rest of the series, the story is set in England in the Lordship Lane …

48332. The Silver Chair

C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1953. It was the fourth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia; it is volume six in recent editions, which are sequenced according to Narnian history. Like the …

48333. Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into …

48336. Death of a Train

Freeman Wills Crofts

Death of a Train is a crime novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, published in 1946.

48343. The 100-Gun Ship Victory

John P. McKay

The 100-Gun Ship Victory is a book published in 1987 that was written by John McKay.

48344. A Ball for Daisy

Chris Raschka

A Ball for Daisy is a 2011 children's picture book written and illustrated by Chris Raschka. Raschka won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book.

48348. Second Fiddle

Ronald Kidd

Second Fiddle is a book written by Ronald Kidd.

48352. The True Story of Spit MacPhee

James Aldridge

The True Story of Spit MacPhee is a book written by James Aldridge.

48358. Zones

Damien Broderick

Zones is a 1997 young-adult science fiction novel by Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes. It follows the story of Jenny who receives a phone call from another year.

48360. Alien Terror

Chris Archer

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

48362. Dummy

Ernest Tidyman

Dummy is a book written by Ernest Tidyman.

48363. Conan the Relentless

Roland J. Green

Conan the Relentless 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 paperback by Tor Books in April 1992, and was reprinted in April 1998.

48364. The peacock poems

Sherley Anne Williams

The peacock poems is a book written by Sherley Anne Williams.

48365. A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality …

48366. Wizard's First Rule

Terry Goodkind

Wizard's First Rule, written by Terry Goodkind, is the first book in the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth. Published by Tor Books, it was released on August 15, 1994 in hardcover, and in paperback on July 15, 1997. The book was also re-released with new cover artwork by …

48369. Private Lies

Frank Pittman

Private Lies: Infidelity and Betrayal of Intimacy is a non-fiction book by psychiatrist and family therapist Frank Pittman, M.D. Private Lies was first published in hardcover edition in 1989 by W. W. Norton & Company, and then again by the same publisher in paperback edition …

48373. Heat Lightning

John Lantigua

Heat Lightning is a book written by John Lantigua.

48374. Dragon Pond

Alan Lloyd

Dragon Pond is a book published in 1990 that was written by Alan Lloyd.

48376. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate …

48384. Meet the Austins

Madeleine L'Engle

Meet the Austins is the title of a 1960 novel by Madeleine L'Engle, the first of her books about the Austin family. It introduces the characters Vicky Austin and her three siblings, and Maggy Hamilton, an orphan.

48386. Night Cruise

Billie Sue Mosiman

Night Cruise is a book written by Billie Sue Mosiman.

48392. D-Day: As They Saw It

The extraordinary and compelling story of June 6, 1944 and the battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. D-Day: As They Saw It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with …

48394. Emma (The Annotated)

Jane Austen

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on …

48396. Theodore Boone: The Accused

John Grisham

Book 3 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Streenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer. …

48397. Winter of the World

Ken Follett

"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington PostPicking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated …

48398. Maximum Ride Forever

James Patterson

THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken …

48399. Saga Book One

Brian K. Vaughan

Collecting the first 18 issues of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how SAGA is really made. Altogether, …



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