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.

50603. The Dragon Masters

Jack Vance

The Dragon Masters is a science fiction novella by American author Jack Vance. It was first published in Galaxy magazine, August 1962, and in 1963 in book form, as half of Ace Double F-185. It won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1963. The story describes a human society …

50604. 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 …

50611. 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" …

50620. 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 …

50621. Death's Deputy

L. Ron Hubbard

Death's Deputy is a fantasy novel by author L. Ron Hubbard. It was first published in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 700 copies. The novel originally appeared in the February 1940 issue of the magazine Unknown.

50622. The Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden, is a guidebook published by HarperCollins, aimed at boys "from eight to eighty." It covers around eighty topics, including how to build a treehouse, grow a crystal, or tell direction with a watch. Also included are famous …

50633. Selected Poems

Howard Moss

Selected Poems is a collection of poems written by Howard Moss.

50635. 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.

50636. 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 …

50637. Carnosaur

John Brosnan

Carnosaur is a horror novel written by Australian author John Brosnan, under the pseudonym of Harry Adam Knight. A film adaptation was made in 1993 by Adam Simon. The novel bears several similarities to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, though Carnosaur preceded the latter work …

50640. The Story of Your Home

Agnes Allen

The Story of Your Home is a non-fiction book for children about domestic architecture and domestic life in Great Britain from cave dwellings to blocks of flats. It was written by Agnes Allen, illustrated by the author and her husband Jack, and published by Faber in 1949. Agnes …

50641. 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.

50642. The great quest

Charles Boardman Hawes

The Great Quest by Charles Boardman Hawes is a children's adventure novel which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1922. Illustrated by George Varian, it was published by The Atlantic Monthly Press in 1921.

50643. Nino

Valenti Angelo

Nino is a children's novel written and illustrated by Valenti Angelo. It tells the story of Nino's childhood in a small Italian village at the turn of the century. First published in 1938, it was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1939.

50644. Good-Luck Horse

Chih-yi Chang

Good-Luck Horse is a book written by Chih-yi Chang and illustrated by Plato Chan.

50645. Murgunstrumm and Others

Hugh B. Cave

Murgunstrumm and Others is a collection of horror short stories by author Hugh B. Cave. It was released in 1977 by Carcosa in an edition of 2,578 copies of which the 597 copies, that were pre-ordered, were signed by the author and artist. Many of the stories originally appeared …

50646. 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 …

50647. The Wapshot Chronicle

John Cheever

The Wapshot Chronicle is the debut novel by John Cheever about an eccentric family that lives in a Massachusetts fishing village. Published in 1957, it won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1958, and was followed by a sequel, The Wapshot Scandal, published in 1964. The …

50648. Toward a Meaningful Life

Simon Jacobson

Toward a Meaningful Life is a book authored by Chabad Hasidic writer Simon Jacobson. The book became the basis of a six-part course titled Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey for Every Jew by the Jewish Learning Institute. The book elucidates the teachings of …

50653. Memoirs of a Cavalier

Daniel Defoe

Memoirs of a Cavalier is a work of historical fiction by Daniel Defoe, set during the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil Wars. The full title, which bore no date, was: Memoirs of a Cavalier; or A Military Journal of the Wars in Germany, and the Wars in England. From the …

50654. Sunrise

Chassie West

Sunrise is a book written by Chassie West.

50657. 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.

50662. Witt

Patti Smith

Witt is a poetry collection by Patti Smith, published in 1973.

50665. The Man Who Could Not Shudder

John Dickson Carr

The Man Who Could Not Shudder, first published in 1940, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.

50668. Nobody gonna turn me 'round

Doreen Rappaport

Nobody gonna turn me 'round is a book written by Doreen Rappaport.

50669. It Takes a Family

Rick Santorum

It Takes a Family is a 2005 book by then Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. The title is a response to the 1996 book It Takes a Village by then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the book, Santorum states that the family structure is necessary. He argues that liberal social …

50670. The Rise of Mormonism

Rodney Stark

The Rise of Mormonism is a 2005 book by the sociologist of religions Rodney Stark. It was reviewed in Journal of Mormon History.

50671. 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.

50673. 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.

50676. The Days of Perky Pat

Philip K. Dick

The Days of Perky Pat is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Gollancz in 1990 and reprints Volume IV of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It had not previously been published as a stand-alone volume. The stories had …

50678. Rome before Avignon

Robert Brentano

Rome before Avignon is a book written by Robert Brentano.

50683. Necropolis

Basil Copper

Necropolis is a British Gothic novel by author Basil Copper. It was published by Arkham House in 1980 in an edition of 4,050 copies. It was Copper's third book published by Arkham House.

50688. 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.

50691. 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.

50697. 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.

50700. 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 …

50702. 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, …

50703. 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.

50704. 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.

50705. 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 …

50706. To Outrun Doomsday

Kenneth Bulmer

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

50707. 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.

50709. Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales

Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales is an illustrated collection of short stories by Ludwig Bemelmans, with only one of the stories featuring the popular children's character Madeline. This collection was first published in 1999 and features stories previously published …

50714. 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.

50717. Grasp of the Emerald Claw

Bruce R. Cordell

Grasp of the Emerald Claw is an adventure module for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

50721. 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 …

50722. The Lighthouse War

Adrian McKinty

The Lighthouse War is a book published in 2007 that was written by Adrian McKinty.

50723. Amityville: The Evil Escapes

John G. Jones

Amityville: The Evil Escapes is a 1988 Horror Fiction book and the fourth installment in the Amityville series of books. The book is known for starting the fictional sequels by John G. Jones.

50727. Imre: A Memorandum

Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson

Imre: A Memorandum is a 1906 novel by the expatriate American-born author Edward Prime-Stevenson about the homosexual relationship between two men. Written in Europe, it was originally published under the pseudonym "Xavier Mayne" in a limited-edition imprint of 500 copies …

50729. Conan the Marauder

John Maddox Roberts

Conan the Marauder 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 January 1988, and reprinted in 1992. The first British edition was published in …

50730. The Coming China Wars

Peter Navarro

The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought, How They Can Be Won is a book by Peter Navarro published by FT Press in. Navarro examines China as an emerging world power confronting challenges at home and abroad as it struggles to exert itself in the global market. He also …

50731. Assignment in Eternity

Robert A. Heinlein

Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press in 1953, with some of the stories somewhat revised from their original magazine publications, as follows: Gulf. Lost …

50736. Virtual Sexual Reality

Chloë Rayban

Virtual Sexual Reality is a book written by Chloë Rayban.

50739. 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 …

50741. The Dominica Story

Lennox Honychurch

The Dominica Story: A History of the Island is a history book from 1975, written by famed Dominican historian Lennox Honychurch. Originally presented as a miniseries for Radio Dominica in 1974, the inaugural edition covered every aspect of local history from prehistory up to the …

50746. Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story

Henry Morgenthau, Sr.

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story is the title of the published memoirs of Henry Morgenthau, Sr., U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1916, until the day of his resignation from the post. The book was dedicated to the then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and it took …

50750. The House of the Wolf

Basil Copper

The House of the Wolf is a Gothic horror novel by author Basil Copper. It was published by Arkham House in 1983 in an edition of 3,578 copies. It was the author's fourth book published by Arkham House. The book contains a number of interior black and white illustrations by …

50754. The Ghosts of Hopewell

Jim Fisher

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

50756. Riana's World

Mark Shirrefs

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

50757. Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder

Leonard Levitt

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

50759. Alien Terror

Chris Archer

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

50763. A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality …

50769. Join My Cult

James Curcio

Join My Cult is a subversive, satirical novel written by James Curcio and released by New Falcon Publications. It is a work of collaborative fiction based on real events. In a subsequent interview the author said the book was meant to be a prologue for his second novel, Fallen …

50774. Dragon Pond

Alan Lloyd

Dragon Pond is a book published in 1990 that was written by Alan Lloyd.

50775. Recovery from Cults

Michael Langone

Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse a 1995 book edited by Michael Langone, director of the anti-cult group International Cultic Studies Association, published by W. W. Norton & Company, treats the theories of mind control as related to …

50776. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Michael Lewis

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a book by Michael Lewis released in 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company. It focuses on American football.

50777. The Lost Generation

David Tremayne

The Lost Generation: The Brilliant but Tragic Lives of Rising British F1 Stars Roger Williamson, Tony Brise and Tom Pryce is a book written by David Tremayne. The book is biography of three British Formula One drivers: Tony Brise, Tom Pryce and Roger Williamson, who all died …

50778. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

Loudspeaker Design Cookbook by Vance Dickason is a resource for the design and construction of audio loudspeakers.

50779. Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the …

50783. 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 …

50786. The Booster

Eugene Izzi

The Booster is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

50787. Semper Fi

W.E.B. Griffen

Semper Fi is a book published in 1986 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

50790. The Dare Game

Jacqueline Wilson

The Dare Game is a children's novel written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, first published in 2000. It is a sequel to the best-selling The Story of Tracy Beaker.

50797. D-Day: As They Saw It

The extraordinary and compelling story of June 6, 1944 and the battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. D-Day: As They Saw It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with …

50799. The Witness

Nora Roberts

Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.Twelve years later, the woman known …

50800. 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 …



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