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.

51201. 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, …

51208. Freud: The Mind of the Moralist

Philip Rieff

Freud: The Mind of the Moralist is a 1959 book about Sigmund Freud by Philip Rieff; a revised edition was published in 1961. Susan Sontag, Rieff's wife, contributed to the book to such an extent that she has been considered an unofficial co-author.

51212. A Life Elsewhere

Segun Afolabi

A Life Elsewhere is a collection of short stories by Nigerian writer Segun Afolabi, first published in 2006.

51216. Become the Hunted

Jefferson P. Swycaffer

Become the Hunted is a book published in 1985 that was written by Jefferson P. Swycaffer.

51227. The Doings of Raffles Haw

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

51229. Kedrigern and the Charming Couple

John Morressy

Kedrigern and the Charming Couple is a book published in 1990 that was written by John Morressy.

51232. On Ayn Rand

Allan Gotthelf

On Ayn Rand is a book about the life and thought of 20th-century philosopher Ayn Rand by scholar Allan Gotthelf. It was published in early 2000 by Wadsworth Publishing in its Wadsworth Philosophers series.

51236. Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People

Clara Ingram Judson

Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson is a children's book first published in 1950 which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1951.

51237. 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 …

51238. Five Little Monkeys

Juliet Kepes

Five Little Monkeys is a book by Juliet Kepes.

51239. Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Helen Dean Fish

Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a book by Helen Dean Fish and Robert Lawson.

51240. Mission to the Heart Stars

James Blish

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

51241. The Rest of Love

Carl Phillips

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

51242. The Battle Lost and Won

Olivia Manning

The Battle Lost and Won is a book published in 1978 that was written by Olivia Manning.

51245. 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.

51246. The Watcher

Kay Nolte Smith

The Watcher is a book written by Kay Nolte Smith.

51247. Between Two Worlds

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

Between Two Worlds is the second novel in Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. First published in 1941, the story covers the period from 1919 to 1929.

51248. The Accident

Todd Strasser

The Accident is a book written by Todd Strasser.

51250. Attack from Atlantis

Lester del Rey

Attack From Atlantis is a science fiction novel written by Lester del Rey. The story follows the new U.S.S. Triton submarine on her maiden voyage, but trouble happens when the crew comes face to face with the inhabitants of the underwater city Atlantis. Attack from Atlantis is …

51259. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. Published in …

51260. 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 …

51261. Land They Fought For

Clifford Dowdey

Land They Fought For is a book written by Clifford Dowdey.

51262. Christmas Killer

Patricia Windsor

Christmas Killer is a book written by Patricia Windsor.

51263. The Man Who Could Not Shudder

John Dickson Carr

The Man Who Could Not Shudder, first published in 1940, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.

51264. Certifiably Insane

Arthur W. Bahr

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

51268. The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and …

Jack L. Chalker

The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History is a book written by Jack L. Chalker and Mark Owings.

51270. Salvage for the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Salvage for the Saint is the title of a 1983 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel was written by Peter Bloxsom based on the two-part Return of the Saint episode, "Collision Course" by John Kruse, but per the custom at this time, …

51274. A French Finish

Robert Ross

A French Finish is an Edgar Award winning book by Robert Ross.

51275. 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.

51277. 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 …

51278. All Fall Down

James Leo Herlihy

All Fall Down is a 1960 novel by James Leo Herlihy, which was adapted into a 1962 film directed by John Frankenheimer.

51279. Black Empire

George Schuyler

Black Empire was a tongue-in-cheek speculative fiction novel by conservative African American writer George S. Schuyler originally published under his pseudonym of Samuel I. Brooks. The two halves of the book originally ran as weekly serials in the Pittsburgh Courier. "Black …

51288. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

51289. The First Protector

James White

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

51290. The Dragon Who Ate His Tail

Ray Bradbury

The Dragon Who Ate His Tail is a collection of short stories, screenplay fragments and manuscript facsimiles by Ray Bradbury. It was published by Gauntlet Press in 2007 as a chapbook. The title story was previously unpublished.

51291. Conan and the Manhunters

John Maddox Roberts

Conan and the Manhunters is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in October 1994 and reprinted in April and June 1999.

51292. 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 …

51294. 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels

Tim Miller

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

51295. 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 …

51300. Murder Manual

Steven Womack

Murder Manual is a book written by Steven Womack.

51301. A Perfumed Scorpion

Idries Shah

A Perfumed Scorpion is a book by the prolific noted writer on Sufism, Idries Shah, that was first published by Octagon Press in 1978, the same year that he published two other major works: Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way and The Hundred Tales …

51302. 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.

51303. Perhaps She'll Die

M.K. Preston

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

51304. K-PAX IV: A New Visitor from the Constellation Lyra

Gene Brewer

K-PAX IV: A New Visitor From The Constellation Lyra is the name of the fourth novel in the K-PAX series by Gene Brewer. Published by Xlibris in early March 2007.

51305. 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.

51306. Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but long enough …

51308. 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", …

51310. Rome and a villa

Eleanor Clark

Rome and a villa is a book written by Eleanor Clark.

51311. Butcher's Broom

Neil M. Gunn

Butcher's Broom is an epic, historical novel by Neil M. Gunn written in 1934. Based on a semi-fictionalised account of the Highland Clearances in Sutherland, the novel deals with the decline of Highland culture in a wide scope of pre-Clearance and post-Clearance life, as well as …

51312. In the Heat of the Summer

John Katzenbach

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

51313. Conan the Outcast

Leonard Carpenter

Conan the Outcast is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1991, and was reprinted in February 1998.

51314. Roughing It

Mark Twain

Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book The Innocents Abroad. This book tells of Twain's adventures prior to his pleasure cruise …

51315. Blood Under the Bridge

Bruce Zimmerman

Blood Under the Bridge is a book written by Bruce Zimmerman.

51316. Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now

Steve Turner

Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now is a biography of musician Van Morrison, written by Steve Turner. It was first published in 1993 in the United States by Penguin Group, and in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing. Turner first met Van Morrison in 1985; he interviewed …

51318. 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.

51322. The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti

Stephen Graham Jones

The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti is a novel written by Native American author Stephen Graham Jones published in 2008.

51323. The Lighthouse War

Adrian McKinty

The Lighthouse War is a book published in 2007 that was written by Adrian McKinty.

51330. Conan the Marauder

John Maddox Roberts

Conan the Marauder is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1988, and reprinted in 1992. The first British edition was published in …

51331. The Saint and the Fiction Makers

Leslie Charteris

The Saint and the Fiction Makers is the title of a 1968 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel is credited to Leslie Charteris, who created the Saint in 1928, but the book was actually authored by Fleming Lee and is adapted from a …

51334. The Fires of Windameir

Niel Hancock

The Fires of Windameir is a book published in 1985 that was written by Niel Hancock.

51335. 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.

51338. 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.

51339. 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.

51343. K

Mary Roberts Rinehart

K. is a crime novel by the American writer Mary Roberts Rinehart set in post-Victorian era Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which has been a part of the city of Pittsburgh since 1907. The novel tells the story of Sidney, who takes in a boarder with the initial K. and whose presence …

51345. The Midnight Bell

Francis Lathom

The Midnight Bell is a gothic novel by Francis Lathom. It was one of the seven "horrid novels" lampooned by Jane Austen in her novel Northanger Abbey. Dear creature! How much I am obliged to you; and when you have finished Udolpho, we will read the Italian together; and I have …

51348. 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 …

51349. 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 …

51353. 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 …

51356. 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 …

51357. Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. Critical notices were plentiful and mostly positive. Hardy revised the …

51360. Dangling

Lillian Eige

Dangling is a book by Lillian Eige.

51362. Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New …

Donald A Schon

Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions is a book written by Donald Schon.

51366. 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 …

51373. Conan the Relentless

Roland J. Green

Conan the Relentless 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 April 1992, and was reprinted in April 1998.

51377. Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++

Mark Allen Weiss

Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C++ is a book written by Mark Allen Weiss.

51380. A Forest Apart

Troy Denning

A Forest Apart is a 2003 Star Wars ebook written by Troy Denning. The novel is set before Tatooine Ghost in the Star Wars Expanded Universe timeline. The novel is also available as part of the Tatooine Ghost paperback. In the novel, Lumpawarrump heads to Coruscant to spend time …

51385. Recovery from Cults

Michael Langone

Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse a 1995 book edited by Michael Langone, director of the anti-cult group International Cultic Studies Association, published by W. W. Norton & Company, treats the theories of mind control as related to …

51386. The Early Long

Frank Belknap Long

The Early Long is a collection of stories by Frank Belknap Long. Released in 1975, more than 50 years after the start of Long's career, it contains some of Long's best stories, together with an introduction which casts light on his early life and work. Many of the stories had …

51391. The Third Gate

Lincoln Child

The Third Gate is the fifth solo novel by American writer Lincoln Child. The novel was released on June 12, 2012 by Doubleday. The book is also the third installment in the Jeremy Logan series.

51394. Silas Marner

George Eliot

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is the third novel by George Eliot, published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, it is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of a variety of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to …

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. Alan Moore's Neonomicon Signed Limited Hardcover

Alan Moore

Alan Moore, the best-selling graphic novelist of all time, delivers an original, chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror!Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, FROM HELL) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two …

51398. Calico Joe

John Grisham

John Grisham Amazon Q & A with John Grisham Q: What's your favorite baseball team?A: St. Louis Cardinals. My father was a Cardinals fan, as was my grandfather. When I was a kid growing up in the rural south, everyone listened to the Cardinals on the radio. We seldom …

51399. 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 …

51400. Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law

Joe Abercrombie

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one …



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