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.

50601. 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 …

50603. The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam

Bat Ye'or

The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam is a book by Bat Ye'or. The book was first published in French in 1980, and was titled Le Dhimmi : Profil de l'opprimé en Orient et en Afrique du Nord depuis la conquête Arabe. It was translated into English and published in 1985 under …

50605. 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. Country Music: Selected Early Poems

Charles Wright

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

50611. Walking the dead Diamond River

Edward Hoagland

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

50612. Dance Down the Stars

Jo Clayton

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

50613. Blork's Evil Twin

Bruce Coville

Blork's Evil Twin is a book published in 1993 that was written by Bruce Coville.

50616. Ghost Train

Paul Yee

Ghost Train is a 1996 children's book by Paul Yee illustrated by Harvey Chan.

50622. 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, …

50629. Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley

Crome Yellow is the first novel by British author Aldous Huxley, published in 1921. In the book, Huxley satirises the fads and fashions of the time. It is the story of a house party at Crome, a parodic version of Garsington Manor, home of Lady Ottoline Morrell, a house where …

50632. Being Here: Poetry 1977 – 1980

Robert Penn Warren

Being Here: Poetry 1977 – 1980 is a collection of poems written by Robert Penn Warren.

50635. 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.

50636. 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 …

50638. Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

Joan Howard Maurer

Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge is a biography of Three Stooges member Jerome Howard written by his niece, Joan Howard Maurer. It recounts her own memories of her uncle, along with interviews with various living relatives that had memories of the rotund …

50639. The Day of the Dinosaur

L. & Catherine Camp, Crook de Camp. Sprague de

The Day of the Dinosaur is a science book by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, illustrated with plates. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1968, and in paperback by Curtis Books in 1970 or 1971. A second hardcover edition was issued by Bonanza …

50640. 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 …

50642. 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 …

50643. This I remember

Eleanor Roosevelt

This I remember is a book written by Eleanor Roosevelt.

50644. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 24 October 1960. It is the only Christie first edition published in the UK that contains stories …

50646. Birdless Summer

Han Suyin

Birdless Summer is an autobiography by Han Suyin. It covers the years 1938 to 1948, her work as a midwife in Chengtu and then going to London with her husband, who was a military attaché there. Also her training as a doctor, the start of the last phase of the Chinese Civil War, …

50647. Visitors from London

Kitty Barne

Visitors from London is a children's novel written by Kitty Barne, illustrated with 40 drawings by Ruth Gervis, published by Dent in 1940. Set in Sussex, it is a story of World War II on the home front; it features preparing for and hosting children evacuated from London. Barne …

50648. 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 …

50649. The Golden Basket

Ludwig Bemelmans

The Golden Basket is a children's novel written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. It tells the story of a family's visit to Bruges and marks the first appearance of the author's best-known character, Madeline. The novel was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery Honor …

50650. 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 …

50651. Pancakes-Paris

Claire Huchet Bishop

Pancakes-Paris is a children's novel by Claire Huchet Bishop. Set in Paris a few months after the end of World War II, it follows Charles's quest to makes crepes for his little sister for Mardi Gras. The novel, illustrated by Georges Schreiber, was first published in 1947 and …

50652. 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.

50653. Pierre Pidgeon

Lee Kingman

Pierre Pidgeon is a book written by Lee Kingman and illustrated by Arnold E. Bare.

50654. The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo

John Bennett

The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo with Seventeen other Laughable Tales and 200 Comical Silhouettes is a children's book written and illustrated by John Bennett. This is a collection of fairy tales and short stories, some in verse, which take place variously in China, Persia, Europe, …

50655. Young Walter Scott

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Young Walter Scott is a fictionalized biography of the early life of Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray, set in Edinburgh in the late eighteenth century. Illustrated by Kate Seredy, it was first published in 1935 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1936.

50656. 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 …

50657. The Doll and One Other

Algernon Blackwood

The Doll and One Other is a collection of two fantasy and horror novelettes by author Algernon Blackwood. It was released in 1946 and was the first publication of either novelette. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 3,490 copies. The first novelette, "The Doll," …

50658. 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 …

50660. The Rise of Silas Lapham

William Dean Howells

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, …

50661. 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 …

50662. Inspector Ghote Goes by Train

H. R. F. Keating

Inspector Ghote Goes By Train is a crime novel by H. R. F. Keating. It is the seventh novel in the Inspector Ghote series.

50663. The Saint in Pursuit

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in Pursuit is the title of a 1970 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel is credited to Leslie Charteris, who created the Saint in 1928, but the book was actually authored by Fleming Lee and is adapted from a comic strip …

50666. 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 …

50667. Conan The Free Lance

Steve Perry

Conan the Free Lance is a fantasy novel written by Steve Perry featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in February 1990. It was reprinted by Tor in December 1997.

50668. Radical Departure

Lia Matera

Radical Departure is a book written by Lia Matera.

50669. A Woman of the Future

David Ireland

A Woman of the Future is a Miles Franklin Award and Age Book of the Year winning novel by Australian author David Ireland. As a result of this novel Ireland was "being hailed as the successor to Patrick White and the antipodean rival of the great American satirist Kurt …

50679. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

David Brion Davis

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture written by David Brion Davis and published by Cornell University Press in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1967. It was republished in 1988 by Oxford University Press Davis in his introduction lays out the basic …

50681. 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 …

50687. 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 …

50688. 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 …

50690. Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa

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

50692. Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Ballet Shoes: a story of three children on the stage is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild, published by Dent in 1936. It was her first book for children and it inaugurated the Shoes series that has been popular worldwide. Streatfeild and Ballet Shoes were a commended runner …

50694. 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 …

50696. High Wire

Kam Majd

High Wire is a book written by Kam Majd.

50698. Heart of Fire

Victoria Holmes

Heart of Fire is a book published in 2006 that was written by Victoria Holmes.

50699. 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.

50700. The Boys of San Joaquin

D. James Smith

The Boys of San Joaquin is a book by David James Smith.

50703. Judas Country

Gavin Lyall

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

50706. A Dark Winter

Dave Luckett

A Dark Winter is a 1998 fantasy novel by Dave Luckett. It follows the story of Willan "Will" de Parkin who along with Silvus and Sister Winterridge have set out to defeat the Dark armies and save the castle of Ys.

50707. 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 …

50708. The Expanse

Jeanne Kalogridis

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

50710. 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.

50712. Escape From Roksamur

Mark Shepherd

Escape From Roksamur is a book published in 1997 that was written by Mark Shepherd.

50713. The Beggar of Volubilis

Caroline Lawrence

The Beggar of Volubilis is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence. The novel, the fourteenth in the Roman Mysteries series, was published in 2007. It is set during the reign of Titus, primarily in Roman Africa. It follows Flavia and her companions as they travel to …

50714. To Outrun Doomsday

Kenneth Bulmer

To Outrun Doomsday is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer. It was first published in 1967.

50715. The Black Dragon

Appleton

The Black Dragon is a book published in 1991 that was written by Bill McCay under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

50718. Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting

Jean-Pierre Mohen

"Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting" is a book by Jean-Pierre Mohen, Michel Menu, and Bruno Mottin. This book, drawing from the authors' knowledge in art history, art preservation, and technology of art, details the step-by-step making of the most famous painting in the world, Da …

50719. The price of Peace

Mike Moscoe

The price of Peace is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mike Shepherd.

50722. 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.

50724. Death in Delhi

Gary Gygax

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

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 …

50738. 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 …

50739. Dark Mirror

Craig Shaw Gardner

Dark Mirror is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "What is the true reflection of a champion?".

50745. Virtual Sexual Reality

Chloë Rayban

Virtual Sexual Reality is a book written by Chloë Rayban.

50747. 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 …

50752. Time of our Darkness

Stephen Gray

Time of our Darkness is a novel by South African author Stephen Gray. It tells the story of a homosexual teacher in 1980s Apartheid South Africa and his relationship with his long-term partner and a young black boy. 13-year-old Disley D. Mashanini is the sole black pupil at a …

50758. 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.

50762. Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder

Leonard Levitt

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

50763. The Hired Man

Melvyn Bragg

The Hired Man is a novel by Melvyn Bragg, first published in 1969. It is the first part of Bragg's Cumbrian Trilogy. The story is set predominantly in the rural area around Thurston, from the 1890s to the 1920s, and follows the life of John Tallentire, a farm labourer and coal …

50764. Shutter Island

Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island is a best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane, published by Harper Collins in April 2003. A film adaptation was released in February 2010. Lehane has said he sought to write a novel that would be a homage to Gothic settings, B movies, and pulp. He described the novel …

50766. 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. …

50767. Death Among Strangers

Deidre S. Laiken

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

50777. Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?

Toni Morrison

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

50781. Trace: Getting Up with Fleas

Warren Murphy

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

50782. Lover Reborn

J.R. Ward

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s “different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing”* Black Dagger Brotherhood series continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires. Ever since the …

50784. West India Lights

Henry S. Whitehead

West India Lights is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Henry S. Whitehead. It was released in 1946 and was the second collection of the author's stories to be published by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 3,037 copies. Most of the stories …

50785. Lovecraft Remembered

Peter Cannon

Lovecraft Remembered is a collection of memoirs about H. P. Lovecraft and is edited by Peter Cannon. It was released in 1998 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,579 copies. Nearly all the memoirs from previous Arkham publications of Lovecraft miscellany are included.

50788. The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox …

David Berger

The Rebbe the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference is a book by Rabbi Dr. David Berger on the topic of Chabad messianism and the mainstream orthodox Jewish reaction to that trend. Rabbi Berger addresses the Chabad-Messianic question, regarding a dead Moshiach, from …

50789. 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 …

50791. Night Cruise

Billie Sue Mosiman

Night Cruise is a book written by Billie Sue Mosiman.

50796. The Sins of the Father

Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father is the second of the anticipated seven parts of the Clifton Chronicles by British author Jeffrey Archer. The book was published worldwide in 2012.

50797. The Price of Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, …

50798. Winter of the World

Ken Follett

"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington PostPicking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated …

50799. Saturn Run

John Sandford

“Fans of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers will eat this up.” --Stephen KingFor fans of THE MARTIAN, an extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 New York Times–bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science …

50800. 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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