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.

50801. The Case of Thomas N

John David Morley

Unable to remember his past despite a police investigation and psychiatric treatment, Thomas, a teenager, worries that he might be responsible for a new friends murder

50807. 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 …

50810. The History of the Standard Oil Company

Ida Tarbell

The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904.

50811. Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die

Francis M. Nevins, Jr.

Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die is a book written by Francis M. Nevins, Jr.

50812. 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.

50820. The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal …

Henry Reynolds

The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia is a history book published in 1981 by Australian historian Henry Reynolds. It is a study of Aboriginal Australian resistance to the British settlement, or invasion, of Australia from …

50823. Kedrigern and the Charming Couple

John Morressy

Kedrigern and the Charming Couple is a book published in 1990 that was written by John Morressy.

50827. Emma

Jane Austen

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also …

50829. 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 …

50830. Better Known as Johnny Appleseed

Mabel Leigh Hunt

Better Known as Johnny Appleseed is a children's book by Mabel Leigh Hunt. It presents the life and legend of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, in nine stories, each named for a variety of apple such as those Johnny planted in the Midwest river valleys. Each story …

50831. 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 …

50832. 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.

50833. The Company

John Ehrlichman

The Company is a political fiction roman à clef novel written by John Ehrlichman, a former close aide to President Richard Nixon and a figure in the Watergate scandal, first published in 1976 by Simon & Schuster. The title is an insider nickname for the Central Intelligence …

50834. Lee and Grant at Appomattox

MacKinlay Kantor

Lee and Grant at Appomattox is an historical fiction children’s novel by MacKinlay Kantor. It was originally published in 1950 by Random House, and later published in paperback by Sterling Point Books.

50835. 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.

50836. Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael …

Michael Swanwick

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

50837. Gaston de Blondeville

Ann Radcliffe

Gaston de Blondeville is an 1826 Gothic novel by noted English author Ann Radcliffe.

50838. 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 …

50839. 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 …

50840. Foxe's Book of Martyrs

John Foxe

The Actes and Monuments, popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a work of Protestant history and martyrology by John Foxe, first published in English in 1563 by John Day. It includes a polemical account of the sufferings of Protestants under the Catholic Church, with …

50842. The Last Days: The Apocryphon of Joe Panther

Andrew Masterson

The Last Days: the Apocryphon of Joe Panther is a 1998 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Andrew Masterson.

50843. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

50844. Political Man

Seymour Martin Lipset

Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics is an award winning political science book by Seymour Martin Lipset. The book is an influential analysis of the bases of democracy across the world. One of the important sections is Chapter 2: "Economic Development and Democracy." …

50847. The New Poets

M. L. Rosenthal

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

50853. Outpassage

Janet Morris

Revolution, redemption, resurrection. Sgt. "Det" Cox has just spent three years under psych observation on Earth; now that he's out-system, he isn't about to tell anyone he's seeing aliens again. Paige Barnett has lost everything, even her name, because she knows too much about …

50854. 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 …

50855. 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 …

50856. Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but long enough …

50858. The Profits of Religion

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a nonfiction book, first published in 1917, by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the U.S. before its entry into World War I. The book is …

50862. Crazy Therapies

Margaret Singer

Crazy Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work? is a book by psychologist Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich published by Jossey-Bass in 1996. Singer and Lalich explore myriad wildly controversial claims often made in the psychotherapeutic industry.

50868. 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 …

50872. Fleabee's Fortune

Robin Jarvis

Fleabee's Fortune is the first book in the Deptford Mouselets Series by Robin Jarvis.

50874. A French Finish

Robert Ross

A French Finish is an Edgar Award winning book by Robert Ross.

50875. The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of …

John Adams

The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784 is a book edited by L. H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, and Mary-Jo Kline.

50877. Constellations

Peter Crowther

Constellations is a science fiction anthology of all-new short stories edited by Peter Crowther, the fourth in his themed science fiction anthology series for DAW Books. The stories are all intended to be inspired by the theme of constellations. The book was published in 2005. …

50878. All Fall Down

James Leo Herlihy

All Fall Down is a 1960 novel by James Leo Herlihy, which was adapted into a 1962 film directed by John Frankenheimer.

50884. 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 …

50888. Southern Latitudes

Stephen J. Clark

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

50902. Talked To Death

Stephen Singular

Talked To Death is a book written by Stephen Singular.

50903. The price of Peace

Mike Moscoe

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

50906. The Jolly Corner

Henry James

"The Jolly Corner" is a short story by Henry James published first in the magazine The English Review of December, 1908. One of James' most noted ghost stories, "The Jolly Corner" describes the adventures of Spencer Brydon as he prowls the now-empty New York house where he grew …

50908. Rome and a villa

Eleanor Clark

Rome and a villa is a book written by Eleanor Clark.

50909. 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 …

50912. Clash of the Sky Galleons

Chris Riddell

Clash of the Sky Galleons is a children's fantasy novel by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first published in 2006. It is the ninth volume of The Edge Chronicles and the third of the Quint Saga trilogy; within the stories' own chronology it is the third novel, preceding the Twig …

50913. 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 …

50914. Keep the Giraffe Burning

John Thomas Sladek

Keep the Giraffe Burning was a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1977.

50915. Nebula Maker

Olaf Stapledon

Nebula Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published posthumously by Bran's Head Books in 1976. Probably written around 1932-33, the book is essentially a first draft of the author's 1937 opus Star Maker, though there are many marked differences to the later, …

50916. Darkroom

Graham Masterton

A spate of unexplained fires spreads across Los Angeles, killing indiscriminately, tearing up the city, destroying people's faith. There seems to be no probable cause for the fires; arson and murder are not suspected but surely they can't have been started by something as …

50922. Travelers of a Hundred Ages

Donald Keene

Travelers of a Hundred Ages is a nonfiction work on the literary form of Japanese diaries by Donald Keene, who writes in his Introduction that he was introduced to Japanese diaries during his work as a translator for the United States in World War II when he was assigned to …

50923. The House in Lordship Lane

A. E. W. Mason

The House in Lordship Lane is a 1946 British detective novel written by A.E.W. Mason. It is the fifth and final novel in the Hanaud series of stories featuring Inspector Hanaud of the French police. Unlike the rest of the series, the story is set in England in the Lordship Lane …

50924. Charlie Johnson in the Flames

Michael Ignatieff

Charlie Johnson in the Flames is the second novel by Canadian academic Michael Ignatieff. The book follows the story of journalist Charlie Johnson who, while covering ethnic violence in the Balkans, witnesses a woman purposely set on fire by a Serbian officer. The event haunts …

50930. The Fires of Windameir

Niel Hancock

The Fires of Windameir is a book published in 1985 that was written by Niel Hancock.

50931. The Saint on TV

Leslie Charteris

The Saint on TV is a collection of two mystery novellas by Fleming Lee, continuing the adventures of the sleuth Simon Templar aka "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris. This book was first published in the United States in 1968 by The Crime Club, and in the United Kingdom …

50932. The Sea of Silence

Niel Hancock

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

50934. The Stones of Nomuru

L. Sprague de Camp

The Stones of Nomuru is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, the tenth book in the former's Viagens Interplanetarias series and the first in its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Kukulkan. It was first published as a …

50941. 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.

50943. 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 …

50945. The 100-Gun Ship Victory

John P. McKay

The 100-Gun Ship Victory is a book published in 1987 that was written by John McKay.

50947. 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 …

50948. Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. Critical notices were plentiful and mostly positive. Hardy revised the …

50955. The Borders Just Beyond

Joseph Payne Brennan

The Borders Just Beyond is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by Joseph Payne Brennan. It was first published in 1986 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 750 copies, all of which were signed by the author. Many of the stories originally appeared in …

50956. Red Diamond, Private Eye

Mark Schorr

Red Diamond, Private Eye is a book written by Mark Schorr.

50960. The Buccaneers of Shadaki

Joe Dever

The Buccaneers of Shadaki was the twenty second book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series.

50961. Stuck in Fast Forward

Damien Broderick

Stuck in Fast Forward, also known as The Hunger of Time in an expanded edition, is a 1999 young-adult science fiction novel by Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes. It follows the story of Donald and his family who decide to travel forward in time in order to wait out the disaster …

50963. 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 …

50971. Slaine the Defiler

Steven Savile

Slaine the Defiler is a book published in 2007 that was written by Steven Savile.

50978. Unfinished Murder

James Neff

Unfinished Murder is a book written by James Neff.

50979. The Crucible

Arthur Miller

The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism, …

50982. 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 …

50983. The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages: An …

Glynn Winskel

The formal semantics of programming languages : An Introduction is a book written by Glynn Winskel.

50984. My Name Is Caroline

Caroline Adams Miller

My Name Is Caroline is an autobiography by Caroline Adams Miller, chronicling her struggle with bulimia. According to a review in the New York Times, the book is structured similarly to most autobiographies by former alcoholics. It describes Miller's "seven-year slide into …

50989. Time and the River

Zee Edgell

Time and the River is the fourth released novel by author Zee Edgell, appearing in March 2007. Edgell announced the arrival of the book in January and appeared in Belize in March at the University of Belize in Belmopan and in Belize City promoting the book. Early reviews from …

50995. 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. Tangled Webb

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Tangled Webb is a book by Eloise McGraw.

50999. Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Ace Atkins

Lullaby is the 41st novel featuring Robert B. Parker's fictional detective Spenser. It is also the first official Spenser novel not penned by the noted author, but by Ace Atkins. Atkins was asked to write the novel after the death of Parker in 2010. This novel follows Spenser as …

51000. 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 …



continue with book 51001 - 51200