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.

50802. 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 …

50803. Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and …

Dwight A. McBride

Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality is a book regarding ethno-relational mores in contemporary gay African America with a nod to black, feminist and queer cultural contexts "dedicated to integrating sexuality and race into black and queer studies." It …

50806. Allan & the ice gods

H. Rider Haggard

Allan and the Ice-Gods is a novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring his recurring character Allan Quartermain, based on an idea given to Haggard by Rudyard Kipling. The story details Quartermain's past life regression to a stone-age ancestor and the various adventures involved. The …

50808. Crisis on Vulcan

Brad Strickland

Crisis on Vulcan is a book published in 1996 that was written by Barbara Strickland and Brad Strickland.

50810. 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" …

50811. 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.

50812. 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.

50813. Gulf Run

David Sherman

Gulf Run is a military fantasy novel by David Sherman. It is set in a world where demons may be tamed and used to serve somewhat in the sense of technology. It is the third novel in Sherman's DemonTech series.

50814. 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.

50815. The Captain

John Norman

The Captain is a book published in 1992 that was written by John Norman.

50816. 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.

50817. Rooms are never finished

Agha Shahid Ali

Rooms are never finished is a book written by Agha Shahid Ali.

50819. Sidewise in Time

Murray Leinster

Sidewise in Time is a 1950 collection of science fiction short stories by Murray Leinster. It was first published by Shasta Publishers in 1950 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The stories all originally appeared in the magazines Astounding and Thrilling Wonder Stories.

50825. Lost Worlds

Lin Carter

Lost Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in 1980. The book collects eight stories by Carter, three of them collaborative, on the subject of such "lost worlds" as Atlantis, Mu, …

50829. Transcendental studies

Keith Waldrop

Transcendental studies is the book written by Keith Waldrop.

50833. Selected Poems

Howard Moss

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

50838. Silence Among the Weapons

John Arden

Silence Among the Weapons is a novel written by John Arden.

50839. The Fairy Circus

Dorothy P. Lathrop

The Fairy Circus is a children's book written and illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop. In this book, the fairies, enchanted by a human circus which visits their meadow, put on a circus of their own with the woodland creatures. First published in 1931, it was a Newbery Honor …

50840. Our Eddie

Sulamith Ish-kishor

Our Eddie is a book by Sulamith Ish-kishor.

50841. Good-Luck Horse

Chih-yi Chang

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

50842. The Poetics of Murder

Glenn Most

The Poetics of Murder is a book written by Glen W. Most and William W. Stowe.

50845. 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 …

50846. The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor

Ernest Bornemann

The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor is a 1937 crime novel by Ernest Borneman writing as Cameron McCabe. It was first published in London. The book makes use of the false document technique: It pretends to be the true story of a 38-year-old Scotsman called Cameron McCabe who …

50852. Conan the Hunter

Sean A. Moore

Conan the Hunter is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1994.

50860. The Sly Old Cat

Beatrix Potter

The Sly Old Cat is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter in 1906, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1971, almost thirty years after her death. The story tells of a cat who invites a rat to a tea party with the intention of eating him, but …

50862. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky

The Golem: A Jewish Legend is a book by Beverly Brodsky.

50865. 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.

50868. 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 …

50880. Harlem renaissance

Nathan Huggins

Harlem renaissance is a book written by Harlem renaissance.

50881. The wrong Doyle

Robert Girardi

The Wrong Doyle is a Mystery, or Crime novel by Robert Girardi.

50890. The Howler

R. L. Stine

The Howler is a book published in 2001 that was written by R. L. Stine.

50891. Magic Eye

Malcolm Rose

Magic Eye is a book published in 1998 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

50892. Flying Blind

Malcolm Rose

Flying Blind is a book published in 1999 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

50894. 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 …

50895. Uncovering Sadie's Secrets

Libby Sternberg

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

50897. The Squirrel Wife

Philippa Pearce

The Squirrel Wife is the title of a children's fairy tale written by Philippa Pearce and first illustrated by Derek Collard. This original fairy tale published by Longman Young in 1971 has subsequently been republished in Middlesex: New York; Paris and Madrid. Bill Geldart is …

50898. Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu

Chikamatsu Monzaemon

Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu is a collection of four major dramas by the famous Japanese playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon. The four plays were first translated by Donald Keene in 1961, and have appeared in various collections and books over the years; Four Major Plays contains …

50899. Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy

Henry A. Kissinger

Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy is a book written by Henry Kissinger.

50901. 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.

50904. People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science …

Michael Chabon

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 …

50905. The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide

Christina Scull

The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, following their 2005 The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion is a two volume work of reference on J. R. R. Tolkien and Tolkien studies. Volume 1 "Reader's Guide" has information on people, …

50906. The Red Rover

James Fenimore Cooper

The Red Rover is a novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper originally published in Paris on November 27, 1827. It was published in London 3 days later on November 30, and was not published in the United States until January 9, 1828 in Philadelphia. Soon after its …

50914. The Cassini Code

Dom Testa

The Cassini Code is the third book in the Galahad series by Dom Testa.

50915. Reflections in Bullough's Pond

Diana Muir

Reflections in Bullough's Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England is a book by Diana Muir. The Providence Journal called Bullough’s Pond "a masterpiece," and Publishers Weekly called it "lyrical". The Massachusetts Center for the Book awarded the 2001 Massachusetts Book Award …

50917. 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 …

50918. 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.

50919. The Worms of Kukumlima

Daniel Pinkwater

The Worms of Kukumlima is a humorous book written by Daniel Pinkwater for all ages and first published in 1981.

50925. 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 …

50926. Forsaken

Richard Lee Byers

Forsaken is a book published in 2002 that was written by Richard Lee Byers.

50928. 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 …

50929. 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, …

50930. The Stars My Destination

Alfred Bester

The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester. Originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in four parts beginning with the October 1956 issue, it first appeared in book form in the United Kingdom as Tiger! Tiger! – after William Blake's poem "The Tyger", the …

50932. 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.

50938. King of the Hustlers

Eugene Izzi

King of the Hustlers is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

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. A Ball for Daisy

Chris Raschka

A Ball for Daisy is a 2011 children's picture book written and illustrated by Chris Raschka. Raschka won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book.

50950. Inclusion and Democracy

Iris Marion Young

Inclusion and Democracy is a 2001 book by Iris Marion Young, published by Oxford University Press.

50951. O My America

Johanna Kaplan

O My America is a book by Johanna Kaplan.

50952. The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton

The Anatomy of Melancholy is a book by Robert Burton, first published in 1621.

50960. 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 …

50963. Trail of the Wolf

Joe Dever

Trail of the Wolf is the twenty-fifth book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

50965. Riana's World

Mark Shirrefs

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

50966. Dark Maze

Thomas Adcock

Dark Maze is a book written by Thomas Adcock.

50968. An Open Book

Orson Scott Card

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

50972. Unnatural Death

Dorothy L. Sayers

Unnatural Death is a 1927 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her third featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. It has also been published in the United States as The Dawson Pedigree.

50974. 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, …

50983. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

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

50991. The loo sanction

Tevanian

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

50993. The Thief

Clive Cussler

The Thief is an Isaac Bell adventure tale, the fifth in that series. The hardcover edition was released March 6, 2012. Other editions were released on different dates.

50994. Meet the Austins

Madeleine L'Engle

Meet the Austins is the title of a 1960 novel by Madeleine L'Engle, the first of her books about the Austin family. It introduces the characters Vicky Austin and her three siblings, and Maggy Hamilton, an orphan.

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. Emma (The Annotated)

Jane Austen

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on …



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