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.

50404. The Pleasures of Japanese Literature

Donald Keene

The Pleasures of Japanese Literature is a short nonfiction work by Donald Keene, which deals with Japanese aesthetics and literature; it is intended to be less academic and encyclopedic than his other works dealing with Japanese literature such as Seeds in the Heart, but better …

50405. 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 …

50406. Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott

Castle Dangerous was the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.

50407. 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.

50408. The Little Lady of the Big House

Jack London

The Little Lady of the Big House is a novel by American writer Jack London. Biographer Clarice Stasz states that it is "not autobiography," but speaks of his "frank borrowing from his life with Charmian" and says it is "psychologically valid as a mirror of events during [the] …

50414. 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" …

50415. The Captain

John Norman

The Captain is a book published in 1992 that was written by John Norman.

50417. 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.

50422. And I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of …

Malcolm Cowley

And I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of Literary History 1918-1978 is a book written by Malcolm Cowley.

50425. Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006 is a book written by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

50426. Miss MacIntosh, my darling

Marguerite Young

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is a novel by Marguerite Young. She has described it as "an exploration of the illusions, hallucinations, errors of judgment in individual lives, the central scene of the novel being an opium addict's paradise." The novel is 11th on the Wikipedia List …

50438. 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 …

50439. Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia

Nora Burglon

Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia is a children's novel by Nora Burglon, published by Doubleday, Doran & Co. in 1932 with illustrations by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Set in Sweden in the early 1900s, it tells the story of a poor family whose ability and hard work …

50440. 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 …

50441. Roger and the Fox

Lavinia R. Davis

Roger and the Fox is a book written by Lavinia Davis and illustrated by Hildegard Woodward.

50442. Small Rain: Verses From The Bible

Jessie Orton Jones

Small Rain: Verses From The Bible is a book written by Jessie Orton Jones and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones.

50443. Meggy MacIntosh

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Meggy MacIntosh is a children's historical novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Beginning in 1775, it follows the story of a young Scottish orphan who becomes involved with the American revolutionary cause in North Carolina despite her attachment to Flora MacDonald, a loyalist. The …

50444. The Devil in Iron

Robert E. Howard

The Devil in Iron is a 1976 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1976 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. as volume V of their deluxe Conan set. The stories both …

50445. Fire and Sleet and Candlelight

August Derleth

Fire and Sleet and Candlelight was a poetry anthology edited by August Derleth, and published in 1961 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,026 copies. The title was suggested to Derleth by Lin Carter and is taken from the Lyke-Wake Dirge. For this companion volume to Dark of the …

50447. The Blue Gate of Babylon

Paul Pickering

The Blue Gate of Babylon is the third comic novel by British writer Paul Pickering. It was published by Chatto & Windus and Penguin Books in the United Kingdom and Random House in the United States, was long-listed for the Booker Prize, became a New York Times notable book …

50455. The Accident

Todd Strasser

The Accident is a book written by Todd Strasser.

50461. The New Penguin Opera Guide

Amanda Holden

This is a comprehensive, single-volume opera encyclopaedia covering nearly 2000 individual operas by some 850 opera composers, all forms of opera, operatic history, opera recordings, and librettists. It is handy but heavy with material and information.

50464. The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

Kenneth J. Winkle

The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln is a book written by Kenneth J. Winkle.

50465. Anyone's Daughter

Shana Alexander

Anyone's Daughter is a book written by Shana Alexander.

50469. Eva-Mary

Linda McCarriston

Eva-Mary is a book written by Linda McCarriston.

50471. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky

The Golem: A Jewish Legend is a book by Beverly Brodsky.

50473. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. Published in …

50474. Charles Evans Hughes

Merlo J. Pusey

Charles Evans Hughes is a book written by Merlo J. Pusey.

50479. 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 …

50480. The House of Balthus

David Brooks

The House of Balthus is a 1995 fantasy, horror novel by David Brooks. It is a story about characters from a painting by Balthus who have walked out to inhabit an ancient chateau.

50484. Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa

Warhorses is a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry nominee.

50485. Facing Mount Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta

Facing Mount Kenya, first published in 1938, is an anthropological study of the people of the Kikuyu ethnicity of central Kenya. It was written by native Kikuyu and future Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta. The book's introduction was written by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, …

50494. Magic Eye

Malcolm Rose

Magic Eye is a book published in 1998 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

50495. The Land Behind the World

Anne Spencer Parry

The Land Behind the World is a book published in 1976 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

50496. Bug Muldoon

Paul Shipton

Bug Muldoon is a book by Paul Shipton.

50498. 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 …

50501. 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 …

50511. 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, …

50513. Talked To Death

Stephen Singular

Talked To Death is a book written by Stephen Singular.

50514. Murder Manual

Steven Womack

Murder Manual is a book written by Steven Womack.

50515. The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems

Marilyn Nelson

The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems is a book written by Marilyn Nelson.

50519. 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 …

50520. Rome and a villa

Eleanor Clark

Rome and a villa is a book written by Eleanor Clark.

50522. The never-ending

Andrew Hudgins

The never-ending is a book written by Andrew Hudgins.

50524. Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles

Samuel N. Rosenberg

Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles, or the "Book of Galehaut" Retold, by Patricia Terry and Samuel N. Rosenberg, is a modern retelling of the Prose Lancelot, a major source of Arthurian Legend. It follows the arc of Lancelot's life, his adventures and the well-known …

50526. The Gods Awaken

Allan Cole

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

50531. The Bisexual Option

Fritz Klein

The Bisexual Option is a book by Fritz Klein, first published in 1978, with a second edition printed in 1993. It is considered one of the seminal works on bisexuality in the discipline of queer studies.

50532. 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 …

50533. 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.

50534. Charlie Johnson in the Flames

Michael Ignatieff

Charlie Johnson in the Flames is the second novel by Canadian academic Michael Ignatieff. The book follows the story of journalist Charlie Johnson who, while covering ethnic violence in the Balkans, witnesses a woman purposely set on fire by a Serbian officer. The event haunts …

50535. In the Bone

Gordon R. Dickson

In the Bone: The Best Science Fiction of Gordon R. Dickson is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Ace Books in 1987 and expands Dickson's earlier collection, Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best. Most of the stories originally appeared …

50536. Keep Me in Mind

Nancy Holder

Keep Me In Mind is an original game-novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is the second in the line of Buffy books called Stake your Own Destiny, modeled after the popular Choose Your Own Adventure series in which the reader decides the fate of …

50537. The Saint on TV

Leslie Charteris

The Saint on TV is a collection of two mystery novellas by Fleming Lee, continuing the adventures of the sleuth Simon Templar aka "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris. This book was first published in the United States in 1968 by The Crime Club, and in the United Kingdom …

50538. 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 …

50542. 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.

50544. Land above the trees

Ann Zwinger

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

50551. 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.

50560. The Ghosts of Hopewell

Jim Fisher

The Ghosts of Hopewell is a book written by Jim Fisher.

50562. Riana's World

Mark Shirrefs

Riana's World is a book published in 1995 that was written by Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson.

50563. Dark Maze

Thomas Adcock

Dark Maze is a book written by Thomas Adcock.

50566. Death Among Strangers

Deidre S. Laiken

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

50567. The peacock poems

Sherley Anne Williams

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

50573. "B" Is for Burglar

Sue Grafton

"B" Is for Burglar is the second novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California.

50576. Slaine the Defiler

Steven Savile

Slaine the Defiler is a book published in 2007 that was written by Steven Savile.

50577. Three essays on religion

John Stuart Mill

Three essays on religion is a book written by John Stuart Mill.

50581. Trace: Getting Up with Fleas

Warren Murphy

Trace: Getting Up with Fleas is a book written by Warren Murphy.

50584. Face the Fear

Chris Archer

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

50585. Collected poems

H. P. Lovecraft

Collected Poems is an illustrated collection of poems by H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1963 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,013 copies. The editor August Derleth, in his foreword, stated that the book contains the best of Lovecraft's poetry, as well as the second-best …

50589. Amen Corner

Rick Shefchik

Amen Corner is a 2007 novel by American author Rick Shefchik, published March 9 by Poisoned Pen Press. A mystery/thriller set at the Masters Tournament of golf, it centers on Minneapolis police detective and amateur golfer Sam Skarda, as he competes in his first Masters and …

50590. The loo sanction

Tevanian

The Loo Sanction is a 1973 sequel novel to The Eiger Sanction written by Trevanian.

50592. Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

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

50598. The Walking Dead, Book 7

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 7 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

50599. Misery

Stephen King

Misery is a 1987 psychological horror novel by Stephen King. The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, and was later made into a Hollywood film and an off-Broadway play of the same name. When King was writing Misery in 1985 he planned the book …

50600. 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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