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.

51001. 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

51006. 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 …

51007. 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 …

51008. William Carlos Williams : a new world naked

Paul Mariani

William Carlos Williams : a new world naked is a book written by Paul Mariani.

51009. Making Good Again

Lionel Davidson

Making Good Again is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

51013. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson is the fictional account of a young biracial man, referred to only as the "Ex-Colored Man", living in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He lives through a variety …

51014. Ghost Train

Paul Yee

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

51016. Survival!

Gordon R. Dickson

Survival! is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1984. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Imagination, Fantastic, Infinity Science Fiction, Future …

51018. Segregation, the Inner Conflict in the South

Robert Penn Warren

Segregation, the Inner Conflict in the South is a book written by Robert Penn Warren.

51019. 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" …

51020. 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" …

51021. 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.

51022. Friar Thomas D'Aquino: his life, thought, and work

James A Weisheipl

Friar Thomas D'Aquino: his life, thought, and work is a book written by James A Weisheipl.

51028. A Question of Guilt

Carolyn Keene

A Question of Guilt is a novel in the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew super mystery series.

51034. Chromatic

H. L. Hix

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

51035. Time for a Tiger

Anthony Burgess

Time for a Tiger is part one of Anthony Burgess's Malayan Trilogy The Long Day Wanes, "the first panel of a triptych" set in the twilight of British rule of the peninsula. Dedicated, in Jawi script on the first page of the book, "to all my Malayan friends", it was Burgess's …

51038. 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 …

51040. 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 …

51042. Hosie's Alphabet

Leonard Baskin

Hosie's Alphabet is a book by Leonard Baskin.

51043. The Angry Moon

William Sleator

The Angry Moon is a book written by William Sleator and illustrated by Blair Lent.

51044. The Contest

Nonny Hogrogian

The Contest is a book by Nonny Hogrogian.

51045. Our Eddie

Sulamith Ish-kishor

Our Eddie is a book by Sulamith Ish-kishor.

51046. The Story of Appleby Capple

Anne Parrish

The Story of Appleby Capple is a complex children's alphabet book by Anne Parrish in which alliterative narrative, each chapter focusing on a different letter, is used to tell a story. Appleby Capple is a five-year-old on his way to Cousin Clement's 99th birthday party; he has a …

51047. Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle

Leo Gurko

Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle is a book by Leo Gurko.

51048. Winterbound

Margery Williams

Winterbound is a children's novel by Margery Williams. It is a family story set in a Connecticut farmhouse during the Great Depression. Nineteen-year-old Kay and sixteen-year-old Garry are in charge of the house and their younger siblings while their parents are away during the …

51049. 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 …

51050. 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 …

51051. The Danger Tree

Olivia Manning

The Danger Tree is a book published in 1977 that was written by Olivia Manning.

51052. A Casual Brutality

Neil Bissoondath

A Casual Brutality is a book written by Neil Bissoondath.

51053. 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.

51054. 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.

51055. 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 …

51057. Fanshawe

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Fanshawe is a novel written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was his first published work, which he published anonymously in 1828.

51060. The Fourth "R"

George O. Smith

The Fourth "R" is a science fiction novel by George O. Smith first published in 1959. It is a science fictional examination of the genius naïf phenomemon. The plot follows a five-year-old boy named Jimmy Holden, who was given the equivalent of a college education by virtue of …

51063. Radical Departure

Lia Matera

Radical Departure is a book written by Lia Matera.

51065. 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.

51066. 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." …

51070. The New Poets

M. L. Rosenthal

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

51072. The American pageant

David M. Kennedy

The American Pageant, initially published by Thomas A. Bailey in 1956, is an American high school history textbook often used for AP United States History, AICE American History as well as IB History of the Americas courses. Since Bailey's death in 1983, the book has been …

51074. 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 …

51076. Blood Echoes

Thomas H. Cook

Blood Echoes is a book written by Thomas H. Cook.

51080. Nobody gonna turn me 'round

Doreen Rappaport

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

51086. The copper elephant

Adam Rapp

The Copper Elephant is a young adult science fiction novel by Adam Rapp. It was published 2 November 1999 by Front Street, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press. The story is told from the perspective on an eleven-year-old girl, Whensday Bluehouse. She lives in a future ruled by a …

51092. Trail of Bones

Mark London Williams

Trail of Bones is a book published in 2005 that was written by Mark London Williams.

51093. Killing Kin

Chassie West

Killing Kin is a book written by Chassie West.

51094. Heart of Fire

Victoria Holmes

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

51098. 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.

51099. 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.

51101. Storm Seed

Janet and Chris Morris

Storm Seed (1990) is a book set in The Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe and part of The Sacred Band literary series written by Janet and Chris Morris. In Storm Seed, using Lemuria's arcane power, Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons travel to the future to bring gods …

51102. Flanimals of the Deep

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals of the Deep is the third book in the Flanimals series from British comedian Ricky Gervais and illustrator Rob Steen. The book was published by Faber and Faber, London, UK on 5 October 2006 and includes such Flanimals as the Mulgi, Flambols, Bif Uddlers and Mulons. …

51104. Escape From Roksamur

Mark Shepherd

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

51111. 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.

51112. Death in Delhi

Gary Gygax

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

51114. War of the Wizards

Ian Page

War of the Wizards is the fourth and final book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, for whom the first book is named, a young Wizard trained by the enigmatic …

51115. From Cliché to Archetype

Marshall McLuhan

From Cliché to Archetype is a 1970 book by Marshall McLuhan and Canadian poet Wilfred Watson. The authors discuss the various implications of the verbal cliché and of the archetype. One major facet in McLuhan's overall framework introduced in this book that is seldom noticed is …

51121. Day of the Dragonstar

David Bischoff

Day of the Dragonstar is a book published in 1983 that was written by Thomas F. Monteleone and David Bischoff.

51122. Conan and the Gods of the Mountain

Roland J. Green

Conan and the Gods of the Mountain is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in May 1993 and reprinted in November 1998.

51128. Vengeance

Scott Ciencin

Vengeance is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "The original evil is after Angel's soul."

51135. 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?".

51140. This Fortress World

James Gunn

This Fortress World is a science fiction novel by author James E. Gunn. It was published in 1955 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4,000 copies.

51141. The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola …

Nikola Tesla

The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla is a book compiled and edited by Thomas Commerford Martin detailing the work of Nikola Tesla up to 1893. The book is a comprehensive compilation of Tesla's early work with many illustrations.

51142. Amityville: The Horror Returns

John G. Jones

Amityville: The Horror Returns is a 1989 horror novel and the fifth installment in Amityville book series written by John G. Jones. It is the final book to be about the Lutzes as they are stalked by the presence they fled from in Amityville.

51146. The Restless Supermarket

Ivan Vladislavic

The Restless Supermarket is a novel by Croatian-South African author Ivan Vladislavic, which tracks the changes in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, during the 1990s, through the eyes of a grumpy, retired proof-reader who spends his life in one café. Though well reviewed, the novel is …

51149. The Best Ye Breed

Mack Reynolds

The Best Ye Breed is a science fiction novella by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds. In terms of plot, it is the third in a sequence of near-future stories set in North Africa, which also includes Black Man's Burden, Border, Breed nor Birth, and "Black Sheep Astray". The Best Ye …

51150. The Head of the House of Coombe

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Head of the House of Coombe is a 1922 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Head of the House of Coombe follows the relationships between a group of pre–World War One English nobles and commoners. It also offers both some interesting editorial commentary on the political …

51156. 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 …

51161. 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.

51162. 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 …

51165. 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 …

51167. Airport

Arthur Hailey

Airport is a bestselling 1968 novel by Arthur Hailey about a large metropolitan airport and the personalities of the people who use, rely and suffer from its operation. This book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy, Dean Martin and Van …

51168. The Left Stuff: How the Left-Handed Have Survived …

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth's scientific and cultural exploration of left-handedness.

51169. 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. …

51174. Doctor Thorne

Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne is the third novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". It is mainly concerned with the romantic problems of Mary Thorne, niece of Doctor Thomas Thorne, and Frank Gresham, the only son of the local squire, although Trollope as the …

51175. Private Lies

Frank Pittman

Private Lies: Infidelity and Betrayal of Intimacy is a non-fiction book by psychiatrist and family therapist Frank Pittman, M.D. Private Lies was first published in hardcover edition in 1989 by W. W. Norton & Company, and then again by the same publisher in paperback edition …

51180. The Succession to Muḥammad

Wilferd Madelung

In a comprehensive study of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the conflict which developed after Muhammad's death for the leadership of the Muslim community. He pursues the history of this conflict through the reign of the four 'Rightly Guided' caliphs to its …

51181. Unfinished Murder

James Neff

Unfinished Murder is a book written by James Neff.

51182. Beyond the Rocks

Elinor Glyn

Beyond the Rocks is a 1906 novel by Elinor Glyn. The novel was later adapted into a 1922 silent film in which Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino starred together for the only time. The film was directed by Sam Wood and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

51191. 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 …

51192. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme …

James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports is the third book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. It was released in the UK and the US on May 29, 2007. The series is set in modern times, and centers around the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids on the …

51193. 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 …

51194. Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters

Marc Cerasini

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

51199. Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Rick Riordan

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style …

51200. The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman

A full cast audio production performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, Michael Maloney, Sean Baker, Jane Collingwood, Clare Corbett, Allan Corduner, Katherine Kingsley, and Daniel Weyman. It was the closest kingdom to the …



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