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.

48401. Buddy's Song

Nigel Hinton

Buddy's Song is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1987. It is the second instalment in the Buddy trilogy, between Buddy and Buddy's Blues, and follows the story of Buddy as he started to pursue a musical career. The book was adapted into a film, …

48407. Making Good Again

Lionel Davidson

Making Good Again is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

48409. Dance Down the Stars

Jo Clayton

Dance Down the Stars is a book published in 1994 that was written by Jo Clayton.

48412. The History of the Standard Oil Company

Ida Tarbell

The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904.

48414. 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.

48415. Segregation, the Inner Conflict in the South

Robert Penn Warren

Segregation, the Inner Conflict in the South is a book written by Robert Penn Warren.

48420. The Devil in the Belfry

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Devil in the Belfry" is a satirical short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in 1839.

48425. In Spite of Thunder

John Dickson Carr

In Spite of Thunder, first published in 1960, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.

48430. Emma

Jane Austen

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also …

48432. Winterbound

Margery Williams

Winterbound is a children's novel by Margery Williams. It is a family story set in a Connecticut farmhouse during the Great Depression. Nineteen-year-old Kay and sixteen-year-old Garry are in charge of the house and their younger siblings while their parents are away during the …

48435. The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor

Ernest Bornemann

The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor is a 1937 crime novel by Ernest Borneman writing as Cameron McCabe. It was first published in London. The book makes use of the false document technique: It pretends to be the true story of a 38-year-old Scotsman called Cameron McCabe who …

48476. Batman: Inferno

Alex Irvine

Batman: Inferno is a novel set in the universe of DC Comics superhero Batman and was penned by Alex Irvine, a writer and assistant professor of English at the University of Maine. The novel is a sequel to Batman: Dead White and is the second installment in a trilogy of Batman …

48483. Still Life

Malcolm Rose

Still Life is a book published in 1998 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

48490. Gift of the Gods

Sally Malcolm

Gift of the Gods is a audiobook published in 2008 that was written by Sally Malcolm.

48492. Shadow of Honor

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.

48503. John Keats: The Making of a Poet

Aileen Ward

John Keats: The Making of a Poet is a biography about the poet written by Aileen Ward.

48504. Conan the Marauder

John Maddox Roberts

Conan the Marauder is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1988, and reprinted in 1992. The first British edition was published in …

48507. The Mysterious Stranger

Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger is the final novel attempted by the American author Mark Twain. He worked on it periodically from 1897 through 1908. The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the "damned human race". Twain wrote …

48511. Land above the trees

Ann Zwinger

Land above the trees is the 1972 book by Ann Zwinger.

48515. The Secret Battle

A. P. Herbert

The Secret Battle is a novel by A. P. Herbert, first published in 1919. The book draws upon Herbert's experiences as a junior infantry officer in the First World War, and has been praised for its accurate and truthful portrayal of the mental effects of the war on the …

48546. 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 …

48560. Conan at the Demon's Gate

Roland J. Green

Conan at the Demon's Gate is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1994; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

48578. Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the …

48597. Tangled Webb

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Tangled Webb is a book by Eloise McGraw.

48598. Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Ace Atkins

Lullaby is the 41st novel featuring Robert B. Parker's fictional detective Spenser. It is also the first official Spenser novel not penned by the noted author, but by Ace Atkins. Atkins was asked to write the novel after the death of Parker in 2010. This novel follows Spenser as …

48599. Calico Joe

John Grisham

John Grisham Amazon Q & A with John Grisham Q: What's your favorite baseball team?A: St. Louis Cardinals. My father was a Cardinals fan, as was my grandfather. When I was a kid growing up in the rural south, everyone listened to the Cardinals on the radio. We seldom …

48600. The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman

A full cast audio production performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, Michael Maloney, Sean Baker, Jane Collingwood, Clare Corbett, Allan Corduner, Katherine Kingsley, and Daniel Weyman. It was the closest kingdom to the …



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