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. Collision Course

Robert Silverberg

Collision Course is a novel by science fiction author Robert Silverberg first published in hardcover in 1961 by Avalon Books and reprinted in paperback as an Ace Double later that year. Ace reissued it as a stand-alone volume in 1977 and 1982; a Tor paperback appeared in 1988. …

51005. Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott

Castle Dangerous was the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.

51006. Making Good Again

Lionel Davidson

Making Good Again is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

51008. Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Bleak House, a novel by Charles Dickens, was first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853, and is considered to be one of Dickens' finest novels, containing vast, complex and engaging arrays of characters and sub-plots. The story is told partly by the …

51009. Dance Down the Stars

Jo Clayton

Dance Down the Stars is a book published in 1994 that was written by Jo Clayton.

51010. Blork's Evil Twin

Bruce Coville

Blork's Evil Twin is a book published in 1993 that was written by Bruce Coville.

51012. The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective …

51013. 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 …

51014. 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.

51027. 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 …

51030. The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven …

51035. Netlink

William H. Keith, Jr.

Netlink is a book published in 1995 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

51039. Visitors from London

Kitty Barne

Visitors from London is a children's novel written by Kitty Barne, illustrated with 40 drawings by Ruth Gervis, published by Dent in 1940. Set in Sussex, it is a story of World War II on the home front; it features preparing for and hosting children evacuated from London. Barne …

51040. Silence Among the Weapons

John Arden

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

51041. The Contest

Nonny Hogrogian

The Contest is a book by Nonny Hogrogian.

51042. 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 …

51043. The Day We Saw The Sun Come Up

Alice Goudey

The Day We Saw The Sun Come Up is a book written by Alice Goudey and illustrated by Adrienne Adams.

51044. Pancakes-Paris

Claire Huchet Bishop

Pancakes-Paris is a children's novel by Claire Huchet Bishop. Set in Paris a few months after the end of World War II, it follows Charles's quest to makes crepes for his little sister for Mardi Gras. The novel, illustrated by Georges Schreiber, was first published in 1947 and …

51045. Penn

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Penn is a biography of William Penn written for children by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Illustrated by George Gillett Whitney, it was published in 1938 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1939.

51046. 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 …

51047. Mission to the Heart Stars

James Blish

Mission to the Heart Stars is a book publishedin 1965 that was written by James Blish.

51048. Hawks of Outremer

Robert E. Howard

Hawks of Outremer is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,625 copies. The stories feature Howard's character Cormac Fitzgeoffrey and was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

51049. Selected Poems

Clark Ashton Smith

Selected Poems is a collection of poems by Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1971 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,118 copies. The collection also includes several translations of French and Spanish poems. Christophe des Laurieres and Clérigo Herrero, however, are not …

51051. The Rise of Silas Lapham

William Dean Howells

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, …

51053. Imaginative Sex

John Norman

Imaginative Sex is a non-fiction book by John Norman which includes a list of male-dominant heterosexual BDSM-type sexual fantasy scenarios, and suggested guidelines as to how a couple can act them out in order to improve their sex life. First published in paperback form in 1974 …

51054. Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael …

Michael Swanwick

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

51057. 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 …

51058. The conduct of life

Lewis Mumford

The Conduct of Life is a book written by Lewis Mumford.

51061. 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 …

51070. 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 …

51071. 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 …

51072. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

David Brion Davis

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture written by David Brion Davis and published by Cornell University Press in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1967. It was republished in 1988 by Oxford University Press Davis in his introduction lays out the basic …

51075. The E-mail Mystery

Carolyn Keene

The E-mail Mystery is the 144th book in the Nancy Drew series.

51077. 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 …

51078. 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.

51082. Harlem renaissance

Nathan Huggins

Harlem renaissance is a book written by Harlem renaissance.

51084. 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.

51086. Reefer Madness

Larry Sloman

Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America is a book by Larry "Ratso" Sloman, originally published in 1979. The book is a history of social marijuana use in the United States. The book was reissued in 1998 with an introduction by William S. Burroughs.

51087. Facing Mount Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta

Facing Mount Kenya, first published in 1938, is an anthropological study of the people of the Kikuyu ethnicity of central Kenya. It was written by native Kikuyu and future Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta. The book's introduction was written by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, …

51093. 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.

51095. 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 …

51096. Magic Eye

Malcolm Rose

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

51097. Lethal Harvest

Malcolm Rose

Lethal Harvest is a book published in 1999 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

51098. Southern Latitudes

Stephen J. Clark

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

51099. Heart of Fire

Victoria Holmes

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

51100. Twelve Rounds to Glory

Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali is a 2007 illustrated biography of Muhammad Ali for children written by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Bryan Collier. Smith won an author honor at the 2008 Coretta Scott King Book Awards for this book.

51102. The Revolt of Aphrodite

Lawrence Durrell

The Revolt of Aphrodite consists of two novels by British writer Lawrence Durrell, published in 1968 and 1970. The individual volumes, Tunc and Nunquam, were less successful that his earlier The Alexandria Quartet, in part because they deviate significantly from his earlier …

51105. Death of a Whaler

Nerida Newton

In a small seaside town, a young whaler, Flinch, is involved in a horrible accident that leaves a fellow whaler dead and a stunned Flinch holding onto a bloody knife. Trapped by his shame, Flinch grows into manhood as a recluse, unable to move beyond the fatal event. His town’s …

51111. Escape From Roksamur

Mark Shepherd

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

51112. Talked To Death

Stephen Singular

Talked To Death is a book written by Stephen Singular.

51113. The Beggar of Volubilis

Caroline Lawrence

The Beggar of Volubilis is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence. The novel, the fourteenth in the Roman Mysteries series, was published in 2007. It is set during the reign of Titus, primarily in Roman Africa. It follows Flavia and her companions as they travel to …

51114. 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.

51119. The Cassini Code

Dom Testa

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

51121. Fear on Wheels

Franklin W. Dixon

Fear on Wheels, published in 1991, is the 108th book in The Hardy Boys Mystery Series.

51127. The evolution of human sexuality

Donald Symons

The Evolution of Human Sexuality is a 1979 book by anthropologist Donald Symons, a classic work on human sexual evolution.

51130. John Keats: The Making of a Poet

Aileen Ward

John Keats: The Making of a Poet is a biography about the poet written by Aileen Ward.

51132. Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into …

51133. 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 …

51134. An American Dilemma

Gunnar Myrdal

An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy is a 1944 study of race relations authored by Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The foundation chose Myrdal because it thought that as a non-American, he …

51140. 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.

51141. Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury …

51142. Killer Comet

Patrick Moore

Killer Comet is a book published in 1978 that was written by Patrick Moore.

51145. The Secret Battle

A. P. Herbert

The Secret Battle is a novel by A. P. Herbert, first published in 1919. The book draws upon Herbert's experiences as a junior infantry officer in the First World War, and has been praised for its accurate and truthful portrayal of the mental effects of the war on the …

51146. 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 …

51150. 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 …

51151. 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 …

51153. 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 …

51156. 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 …

51162. 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 …

51165. The Buccaneers of Shadaki

Joe Dever

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

51167. 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 …

51169. The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel …

51171. "B" Is for Burglar

Sue Grafton

"B" Is for Burglar is the second novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California.

51176. Slaine the Defiler

Steven Savile

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

51178. Unfinished Murder

James Neff

Unfinished Murder is a book written by James Neff.

51179. 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.

51181. Dragon Pond

Alan Lloyd

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

51184. Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Macbeth /məkˈbɛθ/ is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The …

51186. 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 …

51190. 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.

51195. 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 …

51197. 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 …

51198. 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 …

51199. Winter of the World

Ken Follett

"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington PostPicking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated …

51200. A Hologram for the King

Dave Eggers

A National Book Award Finalist One of the "New York Times Book Review"'s 10 Best Books of the Year One of the Best Books of the Year from "The Boston Globe" and "San Francisco Chronicle" In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling …



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