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 Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom James Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, …

51002. A Pocketful of Rye

A. J. Cronin

A Pocketful of Rye is a 1969 novel by A. J. Cronin about a young Scottish doctor, Carroll, and his life in Switzerland. It is a sequel to A Song of Sixpence. As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences as a doctor for this book. The titles of both …

51003. Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China

Aya Goda

Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China Written by Aya Goda in 2008 recounts the story of how she met her husband, his arrest by Chinese authorities and their escape to Japan. The original Japanese version of Tao was published by Bungeisyunjyu publisher in 1995, and was …

51009. Homely Girl: A Life

Arthur Miller

Homely Girl: A Life is a 1992 collection of three short stories by Arthur Miller. In Britain the collection was published under the title Plain Girl

51010. 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.

51011. Country Music: Selected Early Poems

Charles Wright

Country Music: Selected Early Poems is a book written by Charles Wright.

51012. Waldo Emerson

Gay Wilson Allen

Waldo Emerson is a book written by Gay Wilson Allen.

51013. The Little Lady of the Big House

Jack London

The Little Lady of the Big House is a novel by American writer Jack London. Biographer Clarice Stasz states that it is "not autobiography," but speaks of his "frank borrowing from his life with Charmian" and says it is "psychologically valid as a mirror of events during [the] …

51014. Restoring the Lost Constitution

Randy Barnett

Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty is a 2003 book about the United States Constitution written by Randy Barnett, a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. In the book, Barnett outlines his theory of constitutional legitimacy, …

51018. 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 …

51020. Subjects of Desire

Judith Butler

Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France is a 1987 book by philosopher Judith Butler, it was her first published book, and based on her Phd dissertation.

51027. Alexis Rockman

Stephen Jay Gould

Alexis Rockman is a book by David Quammen, Jonathan Crary and Stephen Jay Gould.

51029. 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.

51033. Agent 13: The Invisible Empire

Flint Dille

The Invisible Empire is the first of the short series of fast-paced, action-based adventure of Agent 13: The Midnight Avenger, written by Flint Dille and David Marconi in a style reminiscent of popular 1930s pulps. The eponymous title referred to the secret network of operatives …

51034. Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006 is a book written by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

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 …

51040. 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 …

51043. This I remember

Eleanor Roosevelt

This I remember is a book written by Eleanor Roosevelt.

51044. 30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead

Steve Niles

30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead is the first novel spinoff of the 30 Days of Night comic series. It is co-written by Steve Niles and Jeff Mariotte. Rumors of the Undead is set in between the original comic and the first comic sequel, Dark Days. It centers on FBI agents …

51046. Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

Peter Shirley

Fundamentals of Computer Graphics is a book written by Peter Shirley, Michael Ashikhmin, Michael Gleicher, William B. Thompson,Peter Willemsen, Erik Reinhard, Stephen R. Marschner and Kevin Sung.

51049. You Can Write Chinese

Kurt Wiese

You Can Write Chinese is a book by Kurt Wiese.

51050. Five Little Monkeys

Juliet Kepes

Five Little Monkeys is a book by Juliet Kepes.

51051. The Golden Basket

Ludwig Bemelmans

The Golden Basket is a children's novel written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. It tells the story of a family's visit to Bruges and marks the first appearance of the author's best-known character, Madeline. The novel was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery Honor …

51052. 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.

51053. The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo

John Bennett

The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo with Seventeen other Laughable Tales and 200 Comical Silhouettes is a children's book written and illustrated by John Bennett. This is a collection of fairy tales and short stories, some in verse, which take place variously in China, Persia, Europe, …

51054. Roger and the Fox

Lavinia R. Davis

Roger and the Fox is a book written by Lavinia Davis and illustrated by Hildegard Woodward.

51055. Runaway Papoose

Grace Moon

Runaway Papoose is a children's novel by Grace Moon. It is a contemporary story of Native American children from the southwestern United States. Illustrated by the author's husband, Carl Moon, the novel was first published in 1928 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1929.

51056. Seven Simeons

Boris Artzybasheff

Seven Simeons is a book by Boris Artzybasheff.

51057. Tales from Underwood

David H. Keller

Tales from Underwood is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author David H. Keller. It was released in 1952 and was the author's first collection published in association with Arkham House. It was also the first of only two books published by …

51058. 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 …

51059. The Doll and One Other

Algernon Blackwood

The Doll and One Other is a collection of two fantasy and horror novelettes by author Algernon Blackwood. It was released in 1946 and was the first publication of either novelette. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 3,490 copies. The first novelette, "The Doll," …

51060. Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

Autobiography of William Carlos Williams is a book written by William Carlos Williams.

51062. 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.

51063. Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that …

Clifton Taulbert

Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values That Build Strong Communities is a memoir by Clifton Taulbert, first published in 1997. It recounts the eight lessons that he learned while growing up in the Mississippi Delta, United States, lessons he attributes to the "front …

51073. Inside the Robot Kingdom

Frederik L. Schodt

Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics, and the Coming Robotopia is a 1988 book about robotics in Japan by Frederik L. Schodt. In 2011, it was also issued as an e-book for the Kindle, Nook,and iBookstore platforms, with a new cover designed by Raymond Larrett, added color …

51074. The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

Kenneth J. Winkle

The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln is a book written by Kenneth J. Winkle.

51076. 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 …

51077. 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 …

51079. 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.

51080. Certifiably Insane

Arthur W. Bahr

Certifiably Insane is a book written by Arthur W. Bahr.

51081. Farewell, Summer

Helen Hooven Santmyer

Farewell, Summer is a novella by Helen Hooven Santmyer. Written after her first two novels, it was not published until after Santmyer's death. The novella tells the 1935 memories of Elizabeth Lane about the summer of 1905, when she had been eleven and in love with her "Wild West …

51083. The E-mail Mystery

Carolyn Keene

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

51085. The Return of the Mucker

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Return of the Mucker is a book published in 1916 that was written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

51087. 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.

51098. Flying Blind

Malcolm Rose

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

51100. The First Protector

James White

The First Protector is a book published in 2000 that was written by James White.

51101. 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 …

51103. Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy

Henry Kissinger

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

51106. 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels

Tim Miller

1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels is a book written by Tim Miller.

51107. People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science …

Jane Yolen

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 …

51108. 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 …

51110. From Dictatorship to Democracy

Gene Sharp

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp, a professor of political science at the …

51113. 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 …

51114. False Prophets

David Hagberg

False Prophets is a book written by Sean Flannery.

51116. Perhaps She'll Die

M.K. Preston

Perhaps She'll Die is a book written by M.K. Preston.

51117. The Riding Club Crime

Carolyn Keene

The Riding Club Crime is the 172nd volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series of books. It was released in 2003.

51119. In deep

Damon Knight

In Deep is a collection of eight science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1951 and 1960 in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Rogue and other magazines. The book contains the short story "The Country of the Kind", …

51120. In the Heat of the Summer

John Katzenbach

In the Heat of the Summer is a novel written by John Katzenbach.

51121. Mrs. God

Peter Straub

Mrs. God is a fantasy novel by Peter Straub. It was first published in 1990 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,350 copies, of which 600 copies were signed by the author and the artist, bound in quarter leather and slipcased as a deluxe edition. The novel is …

51122. 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.

51127. The Bisexual Option

Fritz Klein

The Bisexual Option is a book by Fritz Klein, first published in 1978, with a second edition printed in 1993. It is considered one of the seminal works on bisexuality in the discipline of queer studies.

51129. 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."

51131. 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, …

51132. 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.

51135. 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 …

51138. Keep Me in Mind

Nancy Holder

Keep Me In Mind is an original game-novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is the second in the line of Buffy books called Stake your Own Destiny, modeled after the popular Choose Your Own Adventure series in which the reader decides the fate of …

51139. The Fire Pony

Rodman Philbrick

The Fire Pony is a children's novel written by Rodman Philbrick, first published in the United States in 1996 by Blue Sky Press. It is titled Fire Pony in the UK, where it was first published in 2005 by Usborne Publishing.

51141. 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.

51143. Death of a Train

Freeman Wills Crofts

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

51147. Spellbound

Anna Dale

Spellbound is a 2008 fantasy/magic novel for children and the 3rd to have been written by British author Anna Dale, the author of Whispering to Witches and Dawn Undercover. Spellbound is used by the University of Winchester as an example of a book produced by an alumnus of their …

51150. Time of our Darkness

Stephen Gray

Time of our Darkness is a novel by South African author Stephen Gray. It tells the story of a homosexual teacher in 1980s Apartheid South Africa and his relationship with his long-term partner and a young black boy. 13-year-old Disley D. Mashanini is the sole black pupil at a …

51163. The True Story of Spit MacPhee

James Aldridge

The True Story of Spit MacPhee is a book written by James Aldridge.

51165. 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.

51166. The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to …

Cary Reich

The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer, 1908-1958 is a book by Cary Reich.

51168. Shutter Island

Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island is a best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane, published by Harper Collins in April 2003. A film adaptation was released in February 2010. Lehane has said he sought to write a novel that would be a homage to Gothic settings, B movies, and pulp. He described the novel …

51170. The Ugly Duckling

Jerry Pinkney

The Ugly Duckling is a book by Jerry Pinkney.

51171. Father Brown of the Church of Rome: Selected Mystery …

G. K. Chesterton

Father Brown of the Church of Rome: Selected Mystery Stories is a book by G. K. Chesterton.

51173. Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the conquest of …

Robert V. Bruce

Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the conquest of solitude is a book written by Robert V. Bruce.

51175. "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.

51177. Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of …

51182. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

51183. 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.

51184. The Shallow Grave

Jack S. Scott

The Shallow Grave is a book written by Jack S. Scott.

51186. Lady Athlyne

Bram Stoker

Lady Athlyne is a romance novel by Bram Stoker, written in 1908. It was published one year before the release of Stoker's The Lady of the Shroud.

51198. 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 …

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. Never Never (Harriet Blue)

James Patterson

The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today BestsellerHarry Blue is the top Sex Crimes investigator in her department. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women. "For her own good," she's been sent to a …



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