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.

51202. 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

51207. Rain Stones

Jackie French

Rain Stones is a 1991 short story collection by acclaimed Australian author Jackie French. It is notable for being the first children's book written by the author.

51208. 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.

51211. 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.

51213. Rooms are never finished

Agha Shahid Ali

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

51214. A Short, Sharp Shock

Kim Stanley Robinson

A Short, Sharp Shock is a 1990 fantasy novel by Kim Stanley Robinson. The story deals with a man who awakens without memory in a strange land and journeys through it to find the woman he woke alongside. His journey takes him along the narrow strip of land, surrounded by ocean, …

51216. 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.

51218. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. In Dred (1856), Stowe attempts to explore the issue of slavery from an African American …

51220. And I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of …

Malcolm Cowley

And I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of Literary History 1918-1978 is a book written by Malcolm Cowley.

51225. 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 …

51226. The Doings of Raffles Haw

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Doings of Raffles Haw is a novel by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

51229. Selected Poems

Howard Moss

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

51231. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy is a novel by Laurence Sterne, written and first published in 1768, as Sterne was facing death. In 1765, Sterne travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples, and after returning determined to describe his travels from a …

51232. The Adventures of Mao on the Long March

Frederic Tuten

The Adventures of Mao on the Long March is Frederic Tuten's first published novel. The novel is a fictionalized account of Chairman Mao's rise to power, and is highly experimental in nature, including extensive use of parody and collage.

51236. 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 …

51237. Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia

Nora Burglon

Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia is a children's novel by Nora Burglon, published by Doubleday, Doran & Co. in 1932 with illustrations by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Set in Sweden in the early 1900s, it tells the story of a poor family whose ability and hard work …

51238. Mountains are Free

Julia Davis Adams

Mountains are Free is a children's historical novel by Julia Davis Adams set in Switzerland in the 14th century. It retells the legend of William Tell and the Swiss struggle against the Habsburgs from the viewpoint of an orphan boy. The novel, illustrated by Theodore Nadajen, …

51239. Our Eddie

Sulamith Ish-kishor

Our Eddie is a book by Sulamith Ish-kishor.

51240. Pierre Pidgeon

Lee Kingman

Pierre Pidgeon is a book written by Lee Kingman and illustrated by Arnold E. Bare.

51241. The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War

Hildegarde Swift

The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War is a children's book by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift. It is a fictionalized biography of Araminta Ross telling of her life in slavery and her work on the Underground Railroad. The book, illustrated by James Daugherty, was first …

51242. Seashore Story

Taro Yashima

Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle's back to a beautiful place under the sea, and then ask questions about the story.

51243. Sing Mother Goose

Opal Wheeler

Sing Mother Goose is a book written by Opal Wheeler and illustrated by Marjorie Torrey.

51244. Good-Luck Horse

Chih-yi Chang

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

51245. The Rest of Love

Carl Phillips

The Rest of Love is a book written by Carl Phillips.

51246. 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 …

51247. 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," …

51248. A Casual Brutality

Neil Bissoondath

A Casual Brutality is a book written by Neil Bissoondath.

51249. 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.

51250. Benita, An African Romance

H. Rider Haggard

Benita: An African Romance is a 1906 novel by H Rider Haggard.

51252. 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 …

51255. Memoirs of a Cavalier

Daniel Defoe

Memoirs of a Cavalier is a work of historical fiction by Daniel Defoe, set during the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil Wars. The full title, which bore no date, was: Memoirs of a Cavalier; or A Military Journal of the Wars in Germany, and the Wars in England. From the …

51256. Shaker, why don't you sing?

Maya Angelou

Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? is author and poet Maya Angelou's fourth volume of poetry, published by Random House in 1983. It was published during one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career; she had written four autobiographies and published three other volumes of …

51257. Conan and the Amazon

John Maddox Roberts

Conan and the Amazon is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1995. It was reprinted by Tor in April 1999.

51258. A Life's Morning

George Gissing

A Life's Morning is a novel by English author George Gissing. Although written in the space of three months during 1886 it was first published, in serial form, beginning January 1888, in Cornhill Magazine before being released by Smith, Elder & Co. as a novel.

51259. A Woman of the Future

David Ireland

A Woman of the Future is a Miles Franklin Award and Age Book of the Year winning novel by Australian author David Ireland. As a result of this novel Ireland was "being hailed as the successor to Patrick White and the antipodean rival of the great American satirist Kurt …

51266. Wisdom of the Bones

Christopher Hyde

Wisdom of the Bones is a book written by Christopher Hyde.

51273. Batman: Inferno

Alex Irvine

Batman: Inferno is a novel set in the universe of DC Comics superhero Batman and was penned by Alex Irvine, a writer and assistant professor of English at the University of Maine. The novel is a sequel to Batman: Dead White and is the second installment in a trilogy of Batman …

51274. The Days of Perky Pat

Philip K. Dick

The Days of Perky Pat is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Gollancz in 1990 and reprints Volume IV of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It had not previously been published as a stand-alone volume. The stories had …

51281. Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Ballet Shoes: a story of three children on the stage is a children's novel by Noel Streatfeild, published by Dent in 1936. It was her first book for children and it inaugurated the Shoes series that has been popular worldwide. Streatfeild and Ballet Shoes were a commended runner …

51286. Magic Eye

Malcolm Rose

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

51289. The Land Behind the World

Anne Spencer Parry

The Land Behind the World is a book published in 1976 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

51290. The Voyage of the Poppykettle

Robert Ingpen

The Voyage of the Poppykettle is a 1980 children's book about a group of "hairy Peruvians" setting out from Peru to discover Australia. It was written and illustrated by Robert Ingpen, who also wrote the sequel, The Unchosen Land. The story of the Poppykettle was later updated …

51291. How Wikipedia Works

Phoebe Ayers

How Wikipedia Works is a 2008 book by Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates. It is a how-to reference for using and contributing to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, targeted at "students, professors, and everyday experts and fans". It offers specific sections for teachers, …

51293. Shiloh

James Reasoner

Shiloh is a book published in 1999 that was written by James Reasoner.

51296. 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 …

51302. Escape From Roksamur

Mark Shepherd

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

51305. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of World War I, in 1916, and first published by John Lane in the United States in October 1920 and in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head on 21 January 1921. The US edition …

51306. Perhaps She'll Die

M.K. Preston

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

51307. Catcall

L. Newbery

Catcall is a children's novel by Linda Newbery, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award.

51308. Gift of the Gods

Sally Malcolm

Gift of the Gods is a audiobook published in 2008 that was written by Sally Malcolm.

51309. The Dragon Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Dragon Murder Case is a novel in a series by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. It was also adapted to a film version in 1934, starring Warren William as Vance. A guest at an estate in northern Manhattan dives into the swimming pool and disappears. His …

51310. The price of Peace

Mike Moscoe

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

51311. They Also Serve

Mike Moscoe

They Also Serve is a book published in 2001 that was written by Mike Shepherd.

51315. Too Much To Know: Managing Scholarly Information …

Ann M. Blair

Too Much To Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age is a bestselling book by American author Ann M. Blair. The book largely deals with the concept of information overload.

51317. The Girl in the Golden Atom

Ray Cummings

The Girl in the Golden Atom is a short story published in 1919 that was written by Ray Cummings.

51321. 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.

51323. 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 …

51324. Tolkien's Legendarium

Verlyn Flieger

Tolkien's Legendarium is a collection of scholarly essays edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter on the History of Middle-earth series of books relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. It was published by Greenwood …

51327. The Train to Lo Wu

Jess Row

The Train to Lo Wu is a collection of short stories by Jess Row published in January 2005. The book contains seven loosely related stories set in or related to Hong Kong. They all deal with the tension felt between insiders and outsiders, especially between locals and foreigners …

51329. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

51330. Assignment in Eternity

Robert A. Heinlein

Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press in 1953, with some of the stories somewhat revised from their original magazine publications, as follows: Gulf. Lost …

51336. Ask for a Convertible

Danit Brown

When eleven-year-old Osnat Greenberg and her parents move to Michigan from Tel Aviv, they arrive in a place that feels too quiet, too damp and too big. Kids are taken aback by Osnat’s origins — “You lived in Israel? Weren’t you scared?” — and make fun of her name: “Why are you …

51338. 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 …

51344. O My America

Johanna Kaplan

O My America is a book by Johanna Kaplan.

51345. Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story

Henry Morgenthau, Sr.

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story is the title of the published memoirs of Henry Morgenthau, Sr., U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1916, until the day of his resignation from the post. The book was dedicated to the then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and it took …

51348. The Seventh Crystal

Gary Paulsen

The Seventh Crystal is the twelfth novel in World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was published on July 1, 1996 by Random House.

51351. The Scalawagons of Oz

John R. Neill

The Scalawagons of Oz is the thirty-fifth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and continued by his successors; it is the second volume in the series both written and illustrated by John R. Neill.

51353. 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 …

51358. 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 …

51359. A Creative Kind of Killer

Sandra Scoppettone

A Creative Kind of Killer is a book written by Jack Early.

51360. Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder

Leonard Levitt

Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder is a book written by Leonard Levitt.

51361. Deepwater Black

ken Cartran

Deepwater Black is a 1995 novel, first in the Deepwater trilogy, by the New Zealand science fiction writer Ken Catran, where a cast of young characters are supposedly stranded in space while a virus ravages Earth. The book series itself is quite different from the television …

51363. 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. …

51366. Wizard's First Rule

Terry Goodkind

Wizard's First Rule, written by Terry Goodkind, is the first book in the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth. Published by Tor Books, it was released on August 15, 1994 in hardcover, and in paperback on July 15, 1997. The book was also re-released with new cover artwork by …

51368. A Matter of Honour

Jeffrey Archer

A Matter of Honour is a novel by Jeffrey Archer, first published in 1986.

51369. From the devotions

Carl Phillips

From the devotions is the book written by Carl Phillips.

51374. 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 …

51377. 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.

51380. 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 …

51381. 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 …

51385. Face the Fear

Chris Archer

Face the Fear is a book published in 1998 that was written by Chris Archer.

51386. Lovecraft Remembered

Peter Cannon

Lovecraft Remembered is a collection of memoirs about H. P. Lovecraft and is edited by Peter Cannon. It was released in 1998 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,579 copies. Nearly all the memoirs from previous Arkham publications of Lovecraft miscellany are included.

51387. The Tiger in the Smoke

Margery Allingham

The Tiger in the Smoke is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1952 in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus and in the United States by Doubleday. It is the fourteenth novel in the Albert Campion series. Author J. K. Rowling revealed that is her favorite …

51390. Night Cruise

Billie Sue Mosiman

Night Cruise is a book written by Billie Sue Mosiman.

51392. Edgar Allan Poe, A Biography

Milton Meltzer

As the title suggests, "Edgar Allan Poe, A Biography" is a biography of American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe, by Milton Meltzer.

51394. 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 …

51396. 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 …

51397. Maximum Ride Forever

James Patterson

THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken …

51398. Saturn Run

Ctein

“Fans of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers will eat this up.” --Stephen KingFor fans of THE MARTIAN, an extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 New York Times–bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science …

51399. 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 …



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