The most popular books in English
from 48801 to 49000

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.

48801. 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, …

48802. A Pocketful of Rye

A. J. Cronin

A Pocketful of Rye is a 1969 novel by A. J. Cronin about a young Scottish doctor, Carroll, and his life in Switzerland. It is a sequel to A Song of Sixpence. As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences as a doctor for this book. The titles of both …

48803. 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 …

48804. 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 …

48807. Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend

Norman Geras

Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend is a 1983 book by political theorist Norman Geras, who discusses Karl Marx's Sixth Thesis on Feuerbach and argues against "the obstinate old legend" that Marx denied the existence of a universal human nature. Geras's work is a …

48808. 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!

48809. 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. …

48810. Survival!

Gordon R. Dickson

Survival! is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1984. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Imagination, Fantastic, Infinity Science Fiction, Future …

48811. Crisis on Vulcan

Brad Strickland

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

48813. 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" …

48816. Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die

Francis M. Nevins, Jr.

Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die is a book written by Francis M. Nevins, Jr.

48818. A Short, Sharp Shock

Kim Stanley Robinson

A Short, Sharp Shock is a 1990 fantasy novel by Kim Stanley Robinson. The story deals with a man who awakens without memory in a strange land and journeys through it to find the woman he woke alongside. His journey takes him along the narrow strip of land, surrounded by ocean, …

48821. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. In Dred (1856), Stowe attempts to explore the issue of slavery from an African American …

48829. The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott is a diary which the novelist and poet Walter Scott kept between 1825 and 1832. It records the financial disaster which overtook him at the beginning of 1826, and the efforts he made over the next seven years to pay off his debts by writing …

48830. Lookout Cartridge

Joseph McElroy

Lookout Cartridge is Joseph McElroy's fourth novel. The narrator, Cartwright, had made with his friend Dagger a fairly pointless art film/documentary using loaned professional equipment, with scenes set in Stonehenge, Hyde Park, and other locations in England, plus one scene in …

48832. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy is a novel by Laurence Sterne, written and first published in 1768, as Sterne was facing death. In 1765, Sterne travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples, and after returning determined to describe his travels from a …

48834. The Adventures of Mao on the Long March

Frederic Tuten

The Adventures of Mao on the Long March is Frederic Tuten's first published novel. The novel is a fictionalized account of Chairman Mao's rise to power, and is highly experimental in nature, including extensive use of parody and collage.

48838. You Can Write Chinese

Kurt Wiese

You Can Write Chinese is a book by Kurt Wiese.

48839. Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Helen Dean Fish

Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a book by Helen Dean Fish and Robert Lawson.

48840. Lone Journey

Jeanette Eaton

Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams is a biography of Roger Williams, champion of religious freedom and founder of Providence Plantation, written for children by Jeanette Eaton. First published in 1944, it was illustrated with full-page woodcuts by Woodi Ishmael. The book …

48841. Whistler's Van

Idwal Jones

Whistler's Van is a children's novel by Idwal Jones. Set in rural Wales shortly after World War I, it tells the story of a young farmboy, Gwilyn, who spends one summer traveling with the gypsies. The novel, illustrated by Zhenya Gay, was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery …

48842. Imaginative Sex

John Norman

Imaginative Sex is a non-fiction book by John Norman which includes a list of male-dominant heterosexual BDSM-type sexual fantasy scenarios, and suggested guidelines as to how a couple can act them out in order to improve their sex life. First published in paperback form in 1974 …

48843. 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 …

48844. 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 …

48851. Conan and the Mists of Doom

Roland J. Green

Conan and the Mists of Doom 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 August 1995.

48857. The New Poets

M. L. Rosenthal

The New Poets is a book written by M. L. Rosenthal.

48859. Inside the Robot Kingdom

Frederik L. Schodt

Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics, and the Coming Robotopia is a 1988 book about robotics in Japan by Frederik L. Schodt. In 2011, it was also issued as an e-book for the Kindle, Nook,and iBookstore platforms, with a new cover designed by Raymond Larrett, added color …

48860. The Gorilla Hunters

R. M. Ballantyne

The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa is a boys' adventure novel by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. A sequel to his hugely successful 1858 novel The Coral Island and set in "darkest Africa", its main characters are the earlier novel's three boys: Ralph, Peterkin …

48862. Magnetic North

Linda Gregerson

Magnetic North is a book written by Linda Gregerson.

48865. One China, Many Paths

Chaohua Wang

One China, Many Paths, edited by Chaohua Wang. A collection of essays by Chinese thinkers, reflecting the new thinking that developed in the 1990s. Both Chinese liberal and Chinese New Left views are represented, along with some views that do not fit either category. It has been …

48866. Gather Yourselves Together

Philip K. Dick

Gather Yourselves Together is an early novel by the science fiction author Philip K. Dick, written around 1948-1950, and published posthumously by WCS Books in 1994. As with many of his early books which were considered unsuitable for publication when they were first submitted …

48871. Certifiably Insane

Arthur W. Bahr

Certifiably Insane is a book written by Arthur W. Bahr.

48874. 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 …

48875. The voices of guns: The definitive and dramatic …

Vin McLellan

The Voices of Guns: The Definitive and Dramatic Story of the Twenty-two-month Career of the Symbionese Liberation Army, One of the Most Bizarre Chapters in the History of the American Left by Paul Avery and Vin McLellan.

48878. The Last Reef and Other Stories

Gareth L. Powell

The Last Reef and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by the science fiction author Gareth L. Powell. It compiles much of his short fiction from before 2008.

48881. Harlem renaissance

Nathan Huggins

Harlem renaissance is a book written by Harlem renaissance.

48882. The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of …

John Adams

The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784 is a book edited by L. H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, and Mary-Jo Kline.

48887. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

Samuel Richardson

Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740. It tells the story of a beautiful 15-year-old maidservant named Pamela Andrews, whose country landowner master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her after the death of his …

48888. Uncovering Sadie's Secrets

Libby Sternberg

Uncovering Sadie's Secrets is a book written by Libby Sternberg.

48890. Conan and the Manhunters

John Maddox Roberts

Conan and the Manhunters 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 October 1994 and reprinted in April and June 1999.

48891. The Squirrel Wife

Philippa Pearce

The Squirrel Wife is the title of a children's fairy tale written by Philippa Pearce and first illustrated by Derek Collard. This original fairy tale published by Longman Young in 1971 has subsequently been republished in Middlesex: New York; Paris and Madrid. Bill Geldart is …

48893. Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu

Chikamatsu Monzaemon

Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu is a collection of four major dramas by the famous Japanese playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon. The four plays were first translated by Donald Keene in 1961, and have appeared in various collections and books over the years; Four Major Plays contains …

48894. Images and Shadows

Iris Origo

Images and Shadows is a book by Iris Origo, the Irish-American-Italian writer who owned and lived in the Tuscan estate of La Foce. It was first published by John Murray in 1970. The autobiography encompasses Origo's affluent New York/Long Island background, her childhood in …

48895. From Dictatorship to Democracy

Gene Sharp

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp, a professor of political science at the …

48898. The Expanse

Jeanne Kalogridis

The Expanse is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released in October 2003.

48902. 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.

48906. 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 …

48907. 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 …

48908. Dragonflame

Graham Edwards

Dragonflame is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 1997, by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the final book in the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy. The book contains loose connections and foreshadowing to Edwards' later trilogy, the Stone …

48909. Terminal Freedom

Daniel Keys Moran

Terminal Freedom is a book published in 1997 that was written by Daniel Keys Moran.

48910. Butcher's Broom

Neil M. Gunn

Butcher's Broom is an epic, historical novel by Neil M. Gunn written in 1934. Based on a semi-fictionalised account of the Highland Clearances in Sutherland, the novel deals with the decline of Highland culture in a wide scope of pre-Clearance and post-Clearance life, as well as …

48914. Clash of the Sky Galleons

Chris Riddell

Clash of the Sky Galleons is a children's fantasy novel by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first published in 2006. It is the ninth volume of The Edge Chronicles and the third of the Quint Saga trilogy; within the stories' own chronology it is the third novel, preceding the Twig …

48915. Keep the Giraffe Burning

John Thomas Sladek

Keep the Giraffe Burning was a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1977.

48916. Fear on Wheels

Franklin W. Dixon

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

48919. Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard

Matt Curtin

Brute Force is a book by Matt Curtin about cryptography. In this book, the author accounts his involvement in the DESCHALL Project, mobilizing thousands of personal computers in 1997 in order to meet the challenge to crack a single message encrypted with DES. This was and …

48923. Travelers of a Hundred Ages

Donald Keene

Travelers of a Hundred Ages is a nonfiction work on the literary form of Japanese diaries by Donald Keene, who writes in his Introduction that he was introduced to Japanese diaries during his work as a translator for the United States in World War II when he was assigned to …

48924. 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 …

48925. 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 …

48930. The Sea of Silence

Niel Hancock

The Sea of Silence is a book published in 1987 that was written by Niel Hancock.

48932. Scrivener's Moon

Philip Reeve

Scrivener's Moon is the sequel to A Web of Air, and the third book in the Mortal Engines Quartet prequel series. It was released in April 2011.

48934. King of the Hustlers

Eugene Izzi

King of the Hustlers is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

48935. K

Mary Roberts Rinehart

K. is a crime novel by the American writer Mary Roberts Rinehart set in post-Victorian era Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which has been a part of the city of Pittsburgh since 1907. The novel tells the story of Sidney, who takes in a boarder with the initial K. and whose presence …

48942. 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 …

48946. Second Fiddle

Ronald Kidd

Second Fiddle is a book written by Ronald Kidd.

48956. The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to …

Cary Reich

The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer, 1908-1958 is a book by Cary Reich.

48960. Mark Coffin, U.S.S.

Allen Drury

Mark Coffin U.S.S. is a 1979 political novel by Allen Drury which follows the titular young U.S. Senator as he navigates Washington politics. It is set in a different fictional timeline from Drury's 1959 novel Advise and Consent, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. …

48961. Death Among Strangers

Deidre S. Laiken

Death Among Strangers is a book by Deidre S. Laiken.

48965. The Right to Write

Julia Cameron

The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life, by Julia Cameron is a non-fiction book written in first-person point of view about the creative process. This book can be meant for anyone who has an interest in writing and for existing writers who might …

48966. A Matter of Honour

Jeffrey Archer

A Matter of Honour is a novel by Jeffrey Archer, first published in 1986.

48967. The Homeplace

Marilyn Nelson

The Homeplace is a book by Marilyn Nelson.

48968. From the devotions

Carl Phillips

From the devotions is the book written by Carl Phillips.

48970. Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?

Toni Morrison

Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper? is a book.

48973. The Strain

Guillermo and Hogan Toro, Chuck Del

The Strain is a 2009 vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, and was followed by The Fall and The Night Eternal. Del Toro first envisioned the story line as a television series, but was unable to find a buyer …

48979. Fables Vol. 16: Super Group (Fables (Graphic Novels))

Bill Willingham

Now why oh why in this mixed-up world would we saddle an important series that has never had anything to do with Super Heroes with a title like “Super Team”? And why has that snotty little Pinocchio suddenly got it into his head that he needs to design tight-fitting costumes for …

48981. Face the Fear

Chris Archer

Face the Fear is a book published in 1998 that was written by Chris Archer.

48982. My Name Is Caroline

Caroline Adams Miller

My Name Is Caroline is an autobiography by Caroline Adams Miller, chronicling her struggle with bulimia. According to a review in the New York Times, the book is structured similarly to most autobiographies by former alcoholics. It describes Miller's "seven-year slide into …

48990. The Booster

Eugene Izzi

The Booster is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

48991. Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters

Marc Cerasini

Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters is a book published in 1998 that was written by Marc Cerasini.

48992. Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

Death on Sacred Ground is a book written by Harriet K. Feder.

48996. Alan Moore's Neonomicon Signed Limited Hardcover

Antony Johnston

Alan Moore, the best-selling graphic novelist of all time, delivers an original, chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror!Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, FROM HELL) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two …

48997. Planetary

Warren Ellis

Wagner, Snow and the Drummer track an amoral killer to Gotham City, prepared for battle. What they aren't ready for is the Dark Knight! Batman doesn't exist on the same Earth as Planetary, which means the killer has worked in some very strange ways! Now the killer's …

48998. 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. …

49000. Night Film

Marisha Pessl

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR • Cosmopolitan • Kirkus Reviews • BookPageA page-turning thriller for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, Night Film tells the haunting story of a journalist who becomes obsessed with …



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