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. Collision Course

Robert Silverberg

Collision Course is a novel by science fiction author Robert Silverberg first published in hardcover in 1961 by Avalon Books and reprinted in paperback as an Ace Double later that year. Ace reissued it as a stand-alone volume in 1977 and 1982; a Tor paperback appeared in 1988. …

50603. By Persons Unknown

George Jonas

By Persons Unknown is a book written by Barbara Amiel and George Jonas.

50604. 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 …

50607. 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 …

50608. 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.

50609. Country Music: Selected Early Poems

Charles Wright

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

50611. 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.

50612. Walking the dead Diamond River

Edward Hoagland

Walking the dead Diamond River is a book written by Edward Hoagland.

50616. 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 …

50618. Dragonfall 5 and the Empty Planet

Brian Earnshaw

Dragonfall 5 and the Empty Planet is a book published in 1976 that was written by Brian Earnshaw.

50619. A Life Elsewhere

Segun Afolabi

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

50620. The Walrus and the Carpenter

Lewis Carroll

"The Walrus and the Carpenter" is a narrative poem by Lewis Carroll that appeared in his book Through the Looking-Glass, published in December 1871. The poem is recited in chapter four, by Tweedledum and Tweedledee to Alice. The poem is composed of 18 stanzas and contains 108 …

50622. Deep Empire

James Axler

Deep Empire is the nineteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

50625. Transcendental studies

Keith Waldrop

Transcendental studies is the book written by Keith Waldrop.

50632. 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 …

50633. This I remember

Eleanor Roosevelt

This I remember is a book written by Eleanor Roosevelt.

50636. 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 …

50637. 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.

50638. The Big Tree of Bunlahy

Padraic Colum

The Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside is a children's short story collection by Padraic Colum. It contains thirteen stories based on the tales told to the author in his home town of Bunlahy in County Longford, Ireland. The first edition was illustrated by Jack …

50639. 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 …

50644. The Watcher

Kay Nolte Smith

The Watcher is a book written by Kay Nolte Smith.

50645. 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 …

50653. The New Poets

M. L. Rosenthal

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

50655. Star Wreck IV: Live Long and Profit

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck IV: Live Long and Profit is a book published in 1993 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

50657. 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 …

50658. Between Hope and History

Bill Clinton

Between Hope and History: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century is a 1996 book by at the time United States President Bill Clinton. It was published by Random House in September 1996 in the lead up to the 1996 US presidential election, partly as a means to reach out …

50664. 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 …

50665. 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.

50666. 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.

50667. 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 …

50668. A Thief in the Night

E. W. Hornung

A Thief in the Night is a 1905 collection of short stories by Ernest William Hornung, featuring his popular character A. J. Raffles. It was the third book in the series, and the final collection of short stories. In it, Raffles, a gentleman thief, commits a number of burglaries …

50669. The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and …

Jack L. Chalker

The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History is a book written by Jack L. Chalker and Mark Owings.

50672. Last Men in London

Olaf Stapledon

Last Men in London is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon. The narrator is the same member of the eighteenth and final human species who purportedly induced Stapledon to write Last and First Men. Last Men in London is the story of this being's exploration of the …

50673. Rome before Avignon

Robert Brentano

Rome before Avignon is a book written by Robert Brentano.

50677. Reefer Madness

Larry Sloman

Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America is a book by Larry "Ratso" Sloman, originally published in 1979. The book is a history of social marijuana use in the United States. The book was reissued in 1998 with an introduction by William S. Burroughs.

50678. The Man Who Robbed the Pierre

Ira Berkow

The Man Who Robbed the Pierre is a book written by Ira Berkow.

50682. Tribes of Redwall Mice

Brian Jacques

Tribes of Redwall Mice was published in 2003 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. It was illustrated by Jonathan Walker. This booklet about mice in the Redwall series features trivia questions, a giant poster, and profiles of many of the mouse characters in …

50683. Race Against Time

Carolyn Keene

Race Against Time is the 66 novel in the Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene. It was published by Wanderer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in 1982. It has 20 chapters and over 200 pages.

50689. Show Me the Evidence

Alane Ferguson

Show Me the Evidence is a book by Alane Ferguson.

50690. Judas Country

Gavin Lyall

Judas Country is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1975.

50692. People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science …

Neil Gaiman

From Sholom Aleichem to Avram Davidson, Isaac Bashevis Singer to Tony Kushner, the Jewish literary tradition has always been one rich in the supernatural and the fantastic. In these pages, gathered from the best short fiction of the last ten years, twenty authors prove that …

50693. 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 …

50696. The Expanse

Jeanne Kalogridis

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

50698. Ghost Warrior

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Ghost Warrior, Lozen of the Apaches is a 2002 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson. This novel was the runner-up for the Golden Spur Award in 2002.

50699. The Magic Wars

Jo Clayton

The Magic Wars is a book published in 1993 that was written by Jo Clayton.

50700. Bernard the Brave

Margery Sharp

Bernard the Brave is a novel written by British novelist Margery Sharp. It is the eighth novel in a series of nine known collectively as The Rescuers which tells the story of two little mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca, and their adventures as members of the Mouse Prisoner's Aid …

50704. Perhaps She'll Die

M.K. Preston

Perhaps She'll Die is a book written by M.K. Preston.

50713. Putin's Progress

Peter Truscott, Baron Truscott

Putin's Progress is a biography written by Peter Truscott about Russian president Vladimir Putin's rise to power. The book was published in January 2004 by New York-based publishers Simon & Schuster. The book deals mainly with Putin's childhood, education, involvement with …

50714. Legacy of Death

Barbara Levy

Legacy of Death is a book written by Barbara Levy.

50718. Conan The Bold

John Maddox Roberts

Conan the Bold 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 April 1989 and reprinted in June 1997.

50719. The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti

Stephen Graham Jones

The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti is a novel written by Native American author Stephen Graham Jones published in 2008.

50723. The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

Doris Lessing

The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire is a 1983 science fiction novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It is the fifth book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series and comprises a set of documents that describe the final days of the Volyen Empire, …

50729. The Sea of Silence

Niel Hancock

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

50730. One Winter in Eden

Michael Bishop

One Winter in Eden is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by author Michael Bishop. It was released in 1984 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,596 copies. It was the author's second book published by Arkham House.

50731. The Ivory Trail

Victor Kelleher

The Ivory Trail is a 1999 young-adult horror novel by Victor Kelleher. It follows the story of Jamie Hassan who is coming of age in a traditional mysticism bohemian family. After receiving an ivory carving he is sent on journeys through time in order to find his spiritual guide.

50732. Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury …

50733. Death of a Train

Freeman Wills Crofts

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

50736. 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 …

50738. Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, …

Thomas Kuhn

Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912 is a 1978 book by Thomas Kuhn, a philosopher and historian of science known for his work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. A second edition, with a new afterword, was published in 1987 by University of Chicago …

50740. Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry …

Dorothy B. Hughes

Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason is a book written by Dorothy B. Hughes.

50741. The Transfer Agreement

Edwin Black

The Transfer Agreement: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine is a historic book written by author Edwin Black, documenting the transfer agreement between Zionist organizations and Nazi Germany to transfer a number of Jews and their assets …

50743. The Head of the House of Coombe

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Head of the House of Coombe is a 1922 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Head of the House of Coombe follows the relationships between a group of pre–World War One English nobles and commoners. It also offers both some interesting editorial commentary on the political …

50748. The Rock Jockeys

Gary Paulsen

The Rock Jockeys is the fourth novel in the World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was published on March 1, 1995 by Random House. It was later retitled Devil's Wall by Macmillan Children's Books in the UK and released on April 9, 1999.

50749. Second Fiddle

Ronald Kidd

Second Fiddle is a book written by Ronald Kidd.

50751. The True Story of Spit MacPhee

James Aldridge

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

50756. 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.

50757. 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.

50758. Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder

Leonard Levitt

Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder is a book written by Leonard Levitt.

50759. 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.

50760. The new Pearl Harbor

David Ray Griffin

The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 is a book written by David Ray Griffin, a retired professor of philosophy at the Claremont School of Theology. It draws analogies between the September 11, 2001, attacks and the attack on Pearl …

50762. An Open Book

Orson Scott Card

An Open Book is a collection of poems by Orson Scott Card.

50763. 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.

50764. 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 …

50767. Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the conquest of …

Robert V. Bruce

Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the conquest of solitude is a book written by Robert V. Bruce.

50768. 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 …

50777. The Ambassadors

Henry James

The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review. This dark comedy, seen as one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad Newsome, …

50787. The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, is the story of Lily Bart, a well-born, but penniless woman of the high society of New York City, who was raised and educated to become wife to a rich man, a hothouse flower for conspicuous consumption. As an unmarried woman with gambling …

50789. The loo sanction

Tevanian

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

50796. Tangled Webb

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Tangled Webb is a book by Eloise McGraw.

50797. White Noise

Don DeLillo

White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, published by Viking Press in 1985. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. White Noise is an example of postmodern literature. It is widely considered DeLillo's "breakout" work and brought him to the attention of a much …

50798. Fool's Assassin

Robin Hobb

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin Robin Hobb returns to her best loved characters in a brand new series. Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family …

50799. 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 …

50800. Never Never (Harriet Blue)

Candice Fox

The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today BestsellerHarry Blue is the top Sex Crimes investigator in her department. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women. "For her own good," she's been sent to a …



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