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.

50602. The Time Traders

Andre Norton

The Time Traders is the first novel in The Time Traders series by Andre Norton. It was first published in 1958, and has been printed in several editions. It was updated by Norton in 2000 to account for real world changes. It is part of Norton's Forerunner universe. The Time …

50603. Country Music: Selected Early Poems

Charles Wright

Country Music: Selected Early Poems is a book written by Charles Wright.

50610. Fury's Pilgrims

James Axler

Fury's Pilgrims is the seventeenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

50611. Twilight Children

James Axler

Twilight Children is the twenty-first book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

50622. 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.

50630. Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People

Clara Ingram Judson

Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson is a children's book first published in 1950 which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1951.

50631. The Boy Who Was

Grace Hallock

The Boy Who Was is a children's historical fantasy novel by Grace Taber Hallock. It tells the story of a human boy blessed with eternal life who participates in the march of history as it moves across the Bay of Naples for 3,000 years. Nino witnesses the destruction of Pompeii, …

50632. The Day We Saw The Sun Come Up

Alice Goudey

The Day We Saw The Sun Come Up is a book written by Alice Goudey and illustrated by Adrienne Adams.

50633. Penn

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Penn is a biography of William Penn written for children by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Illustrated by George Gillett Whitney, it was published in 1938 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1939.

50634. 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.

50635. The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid

L. Sprague de Camp

The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid is a 1982 collection of two science fiction novels by L. Sprague de Camp. Both works are part of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. The collection was first …

50637. 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 …

50638. The Conan Chronicles II

Robert Jordan

The Conan Chronicles II is a collection of fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Howard. The book was published in 1997 by Legend Books and collects three novels originally published by Tor Books.

50639. 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 …

50643. Leviathan: Authoritative Text : Backgrounds …

Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil—commonly referred to as Leviathan—is a book written by Thomas Hobbes and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and …

50647. Seetee Ship

Jack Williamson

Seetee Ship is the second of two science fiction novels by Jack Williamson, writing under the pseudonym Will Stewart. It is a fix-up adapting two stories previously published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine, "Minus Sign" and "Opposites—React!". Seetee Ship was released in …

50648. Conan the Hunter

Sean A. Moore

Conan the Hunter is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1994.

50649. The Submarine Caper

Franklin W. Dixon

The Submarine Caper is the 68th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

50650. The Mummy Case

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mummy Case is the 63rd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published this book in 2005.

50651. The Decline of Bismarck's European Order

George F. Kennan

The Decline of Bismarck's European Order is a book written by George F. Kennan.

50657. 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 …

50658. Truckin' Turtles

Kevin Siembieda

Truckin' Turtles is a supplement for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness role-playing game. It was published by Palladium Books in 1989 and uses the Palladium Megaversal system.

50659. Anyone's Daughter

Shana Alexander

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

50661. 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 …

50662. Land They Fought For

Clifford Dowdey

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

50665. SoMa

Kemble Scott

SoMa is the bestselling debut novel of American author Kemble Scott. It was first published on February 1, 2007 by Kensington Books as a trade paperback original. It was later published in hardcover by the Doubleday Book Club’s InSightOut Books division. The novel appeared on …

50667. Poems

Alan Dugan

Poems is a book written by Alan Dugan.

50671. 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 …

50672. The Remarkable Exploits of Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman

Nelson Slade Bond

The Remarkable Adventures of Lancelot Biggs, Spaceman is a collection of humorous science fiction stories by Nelson Bond, published by Doubleday Books in 1950. It comprises eleven of the fourteen stories in Bond's "Lancelot Biggs" series. Sometimes described as a novel, it …

50677. 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.

50681. Rome before Avignon

Robert Brentano

Rome before Avignon is a book written by Robert Brentano.

50683. Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa

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

50687. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co., it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 …

50688. Trail of Bones

Mark London Williams

Trail of Bones is a book published in 2005 that was written by Mark London Williams.

50690. The Babylon Game

Katherine Roberts

The Babylon Game is a fantasy novel by Katherine Roberts which is the second novel in The Seven Fabulous Wonders series and the sequel to The Great Pyramid Robbery.

50691. Southern Latitudes

Stephen J. Clark

Southern Latitudes is a book written by Stephen J. Clark.

50692. Killing Kin

Chassie West

Killing Kin is a book written by Chassie West.

50694. The Dragon Who Ate His Tail

Ray Bradbury

The Dragon Who Ate His Tail is a collection of short stories, screenplay fragments and manuscript facsimiles by Ray Bradbury. It was published by Gauntlet Press in 2007 as a chapbook. The title story was previously unpublished.

50696. 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.

50697. 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 …

50700. 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 …

50702. Winter Chill

Jon Cleary

Winter Chill is a 1995 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the twelfth book featuring Sydney detective Scobie Malone and centers on the death of an American lawyer at a convention - and the murder of the security guard who found him.

50705. Avenger of Antares

Kenneth Bulmer

Avenger of Antares is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, and is volume ten in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in the …

50706. A Dark Victory

Dave Luckett

A Dark Victory is a 1999 young-adult fantasy novel by Dave Luckett and is the last book in the Tenabran Trilogy. It follows the story of how Will is preparing for his final battle as Prince Nathan's armies mass on the moors.

50708. Kindling

Mick Farren

Kindling is the first novel in the Flame of Evil series written by Mick Farren, featuring The Four: a mythical group of young adults with supernatural powers. Its first edition was published in August 2004, and its first mass-market edition in February 2004.

50710. Voyages by Starlight

Ian R. MacLeod

Voyages by Starlight is a collection of science fiction and horror stories by author Ian R. MacLeod. It was released in 1996 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,542 copies. The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science …

50712. Flanimals of the Deep

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals of the Deep is the third book in the Flanimals series from British comedian Ricky Gervais and illustrator Rob Steen. The book was published by Faber and Faber, London, UK on 5 October 2006 and includes such Flanimals as the Mulgi, Flambols, Bif Uddlers and Mulons. …

50713. The Alien Sea

Lucien Soulban

The Alien Sea is a fantasy novel by Lucien Soulban set in the Dragonlance campaign series based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. The novel is about the Dimernesti, Dargonesti, and the other underwater creatures of Krynn.

50717. The Steam-Driven Boy and Other Strangers

John Thomas Sladek

The Steam-Driven Boy and other strangers is a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1973.

50718. 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 …

50719. 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 …

50721. Strange Brother

Blair Niles

Strange Brother is a gay novel written by Blair Niles published in 1931. The story is about a platonic relationship between a heterosexual woman and a gay man and takes place in New York City in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Strange Brother provides an early and objective …

50722. Death in Delhi

Gary Gygax

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

50723. In the Heat of the Summer

John Katzenbach

In the Heat of the Summer is a novel written by John Katzenbach.

50724. War of the Wizards

Ian Page

War of the Wizards is the fourth and final book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, for whom the first book is named, a young Wizard trained by the enigmatic …

50727. Legacy of Death

Barbara Levy

Legacy of Death is a book written by Barbara Levy.

50728. Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now

Steve Turner

Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now is a biography of musician Van Morrison, written by Steve Turner. It was first published in 1993 in the United States by Penguin Group, and in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing. Turner first met Van Morrison in 1985; he interviewed …

50729. Off Center

Damon Knight

Off Center is a collection of five science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1952 and 1964 in Galaxy, If and other science fiction magazines. The first printing, by Ace, was bound dos-à-dos with Knight's The Rithian Terror, as …

50730. The never-ending

Andrew Hudgins

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

50733. Legacy Of Wolves

Marsheila Rockwell

Legacy of Wolves is a fantasy novel by Marsheila Rockwell, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Inquisitives" series. It was published in paperback in June 2007.

50737. The evolution of human sexuality

Donald Symons

The Evolution of Human Sexuality is a 1979 book by anthropologist Donald Symons, a classic work on human sexual evolution.

50739. Tolkien's Legendarium

Verlyn Flieger

Tolkien's Legendarium is a collection of scholarly essays edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter on the History of Middle-earth series of books relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. It was published by Greenwood …

50743. The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History

James Collier

The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History is a book written by James Lincoln Collier.

50745. Killer Comet

Patrick Moore

Killer Comet is a book published in 1978 that was written by Patrick Moore.

50748. Spellbound

Anna Dale

Spellbound is a 2008 fantasy/magic novel for children and the 3rd to have been written by British author Anna Dale, the author of Whispering to Witches and Dawn Undercover. Spellbound is used by the University of Winchester as an example of a book produced by an alumnus of their …

50750. Boy O'Boy

Brian Doyle

Boy O'Boy is a 2003 novel by Brian Doyle. It was named Book of the Year for Children by the Canadian Library Association. Martin O'Boy, nicknamed Boy O’Boy, is the young narrator of this story set the summer of 1945. Martin reflects on the ups and downs of his family and …

50753. 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.

50756. 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 …

50764. Magnalia Christi Americana

Cotton Mather

Magnalia Christi Americana is a book published in 1702 by Cotton Mather. Its title is in Latin, but its subtitle is in English: The Ecclesiastical History of New England. It was generally written in English and printed in London "for Thomas Parkhurst, at the Bible and Three …

50767. Alien Terror

Chris Archer

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

50772. The Homeplace

Marilyn Nelson

The Homeplace is a book by Marilyn Nelson.

50779. Heat Lightning

John Lantigua

Heat Lightning is a book written by John Lantigua.

50782. Lady Athlyne

Bram Stoker

Lady Athlyne is a romance novel by Bram Stoker, written in 1908. It was published one year before the release of Stoker's The Lady of the Shroud.

50793. Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon(Author) ; Northup(Author) Northup

Twelve Years a Slave is a memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in …

50794. Silas Marner

George Eliot

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is the third novel by George Eliot, published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, it is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of a variety of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to …

50795. Tangled Webb

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Tangled Webb is a book by Eloise McGraw.

50798. Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law

Joe Abercrombie

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one …

50799. Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is back (after eleven years) and may be better than ever. While Everything Is Illuminated remains one of my favorite books, Here I Am will also be added to the list. Classic JSF with a powerfully personal touch, this novel will make you laugh, challenge your …



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