The most popular books in English
from 50801 to 51000

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.

50801. Buddy's Song

Nigel Hinton

Buddy's Song is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1987. It is the second instalment in the Buddy trilogy, between Buddy and Buddy's Blues, and follows the story of Buddy as he started to pursue a musical career. The book was adapted into a film, …

50805. 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 …

50807. 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 …

50808. Count Robert of Paris

Walter Scott

Count Robert of Paris was the second-last novel by Walter Scott. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.

50812. 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" …

50818. 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 …

50821. Chromatic

H. L. Hix

Chromatic is the book written by H. L. Hix.

50823. Maruja

Ema Wolf

50830. Collected stories for children

W. De. La Mare

Collected Stories for Children is a collection of 17 fantasy stories or original fairy tales by Walter de la Mare, first published by Faber in 1947 with illustrations by Irene Hawkins. De la Mare won the annual Carnegie Medal recognising the year's best children's book by a …

50831. 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, …

50832. Five Little Monkeys

Juliet Kepes

Five Little Monkeys is a book by Juliet Kepes.

50833. Pierre Pidgeon

Lee Kingman

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

50835. Always Comes Evening

Robert E. Howard

Always Comes Evening is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard. It was released in 1957 and was the author's second book to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 636 copies. The publication was subsidized by Howard's literary executor, Glenn Lord who …

50836. Living with Crazy Buttocks

Kaz Cooke

Living with Crazy Buttocks is a book written by Australian author and cartoonist Kaz Cooke and published by Penguin Books on November 19, 2001. It won the 2002 Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year.

50837. 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 …

50838. Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael …

Michael Swanwick

Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael Swanwick is a book written by Michael Swanwick.

50843. Amelia

Henry Fielding

Amelia is a sentimental novel written by Henry Fielding and published in December 1751. It was the fourth and final novel written by Fielding, and it was printed in only one edition while the author was alive, although 5,000 copies were published of the first edition. Amelia …

50844. 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 …

50845. The Dorsai Companion

Gordon R. Dickson

The Dorsai Companion is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson from his Childe Cycle series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1986. The collection includes a number of articles by Sandra Miesel.

50847. Shaker, why don't you sing?

Maya Angelou

Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? is author and poet Maya Angelou's fourth volume of poetry, published by Random House in 1983. It was published during one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career; she had written four autobiographies and published three other volumes of …

50854. A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The collection was first published in 1955. The subjects of the short stories range from baptism to serial killers to human greed and exploitation. The majority of …

50859. The Gorilla Hunters

R. M. Ballantyne

The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa is a boys' adventure novel by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. A sequel to his hugely successful 1858 novel The Coral Island and set in "darkest Africa", its main characters are the earlier novel's three boys: Ralph, Peterkin …

50861. 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 …

50863. The Minister and the Choir Singer

William Kunstler

The Hall-Mills Murder Case: The Minister and the Choir Singer is a book by William Kunstler.

50865. 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 …

50866. Poems

Alan Dugan

Poems is a book written by Alan Dugan.

50870. Smirt

James Branch Cabell

Smirt: An Urbane Nightmare is a 1934 satirical romance novel by James Branch Cabell, the opening volume in his trilogy The Nightmare Has Triplets. The two later romances of this trilogy are Smith and Smire.

50873. Salvage for the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Salvage for the Saint is the title of a 1983 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel was written by Peter Bloxsom based on the two-part Return of the Saint episode, "Collision Course" by John Kruse, but per the custom at this time, …

50877. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

Samuel Richardson

Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740. It tells the story of a beautiful 15-year-old maidservant named Pamela Andrews, whose country landowner master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her after the death of his …

50878. Uncovering Sadie's Secrets

Libby Sternberg

Uncovering Sadie's Secrets is a book written by Libby Sternberg.

50880. Bug Muldoon

Paul Shipton

Bug Muldoon is a book by Paul Shipton.

50881. Flyers

Daniel Hayes

Flyers is a book written by Daniel Hayes.

50889. 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 …

50895. To Outrun Doomsday

Kenneth Bulmer

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

50897. 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 …

50905. Butcher's Broom

Neil M. Gunn

Butcher's Broom is an epic, historical novel by Neil M. Gunn written in 1934. Based on a semi-fictionalised account of the Highland Clearances in Sutherland, the novel deals with the decline of Highland culture in a wide scope of pre-Clearance and post-Clearance life, as well as …

50907. Conan the Outcast

Leonard Carpenter

Conan the Outcast is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1991, and was reprinted in February 1998.

50911. The Exorcist

William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist is a 1971 novel by American writer William Peter Blatty. The book details the demonic possession of twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a famous actress, and the Jesuit psychiatrist priest who attempts to exorcise the demon. Published by Harper & Row, …

50913. The Lighthouse War

Adrian McKinty

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

50917. Freud, biologist of the mind

Frank Sulloway

Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend is a 1979 work about Sigmund Freud by psychologist Frank Sulloway. It has been credited with being the key work that discredited psychoanalysis as science.

50920. 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 …

50923. 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.

50924. Land above the trees

Ann Zwinger

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

50926. Death of a Train

Freeman Wills Crofts

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

50929. K

Mary Roberts Rinehart

K. is a crime novel by the American writer Mary Roberts Rinehart set in post-Victorian era Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which has been a part of the city of Pittsburgh since 1907. The novel tells the story of Sidney, who takes in a boarder with the initial K. and whose presence …

50934. Cousins in the Castle

Barbara Brooks Wallace

Cousins in the Castle is a book by Barbara Brooks Wallace.

50936. The Seventh Crystal

Gary Paulsen

The Seventh Crystal is the twelfth novel in World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was published on July 1, 1996 by Random House.

50939. Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft V

H. P. Lovecraft

Selected Letters V is a collection of letters by H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1976 by Arkham House in an edition of 5,138 copies. It is the fifth of a five volume series of collections of Lovecraft's letters and includes a preface by James Turner.

50941. The Right-Hand Man

K. M. Peyton

The Right-Hand Man is a young adult historical novel by K. M. Peyton, first published in 1977. The book is set in 1818 in Essex and London, during the Georgian era. It tells the story of Ned Rowlands, a talented stagecoach driver who meets the three creatures he loves best on …

50943. Touch Me

James Moloney

Touch Me is a novel written by award-winning Australian author James Moloney. It was published in April 2000 by University of Queensland Press, an Australian publishing company.

50944. 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.

50947. Olivia

Rosie Rushton

Olivia is the second book in The Girls series by Rosie Rushton. It was published in 1997 by Piccadilly Press Ltd.

50960. A Matter of Honour

Jeffrey Archer

A Matter of Honour is a novel by Jeffrey Archer, first published in 1986.

50963. 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 …

50968. Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?

Toni Morrison

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

50978. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

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

50983. The Booster

Eugene Izzi

The Booster is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

50985. Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters

Marc Cerasini

Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters is a book published in 1998 that was written by Marc Cerasini.

50992. 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 …

50998. Alan Moore's Neonomicon Signed Limited Hardcover

Alan Moore

Alan Moore, the best-selling graphic novelist of all time, delivers an original, chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror!Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, FROM HELL) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two …

50999. 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 …

51000. Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1

Nora Roberts

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (December 2017)A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives...It …



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