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, …

51202. By Persons Unknown

George Jonas

By Persons Unknown is a book written by Barbara Amiel and George Jonas.

51203. Resurrection Blues

Arthur Miller

Resurrection Blues is Arthur Miller's penultimate play. Though Miller was not known for his humor, this play uses a pointed comedic edge to intensify his observations about the dangers, as well as the benefits, of blind belief: political, religious, economic and emotional.

51204. The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam

Bat Ye'or

The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam is a book by Bat Ye'or. The book was first published in French in 1980, and was titled Le Dhimmi : Profil de l'opprimé en Orient et en Afrique du Nord depuis la conquête Arabe. It was translated into English and published in 1985 under …

51205. And the Deep Blue Sea

Charles Williams

And the Deep Blue Sea is a book written by Charles Williams.

51206. 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

51209. 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.

51210. 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, …

51216. 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.

51217. Obituaries

William Saroyan

Obituaries is a book written by William Saroyan.

51218. 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" …

51223. 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, …

51236. The Doings of Raffles Haw

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

51237. Eye for Eye

Orson Scott Card

Eye for Eye is a science fiction novella by Orson Scott Card. It first appeared in the March 1987 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. In 1990 it appeared in Card’s short story collection Maps in a Mirror and also as a Tor double novel, with The Tunesmith by Lloyd Biggle, …

51239. The Day of the Dinosaur

L. & Catherine Camp, Crook de Camp. Sprague de

The Day of the Dinosaur is a science book by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, illustrated with plates. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1968, and in paperback by Curtis Books in 1970 or 1971. A second hardcover edition was issued by Bonanza …

51245. The great quest

Charles Boardman Hawes

The Great Quest by Charles Boardman Hawes is a children's adventure novel which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1922. Illustrated by George Varian, it was published by The Atlantic Monthly Press in 1921.

51246. 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.

51247. Sing Mother Goose

Opal Wheeler

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

51248. Whistler's Van

Idwal Jones

Whistler's Van is a children's novel by Idwal Jones. Set in rural Wales shortly after World War I, it tells the story of a young farmboy, Gwilyn, who spends one summer traveling with the gypsies. The novel, illustrated by Zhenya Gay, was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery …

51249. The Blue Gate of Babylon

Paul Pickering

The Blue Gate of Babylon is the third comic novel by British writer Paul Pickering. It was published by Chatto & Windus and Penguin Books in the United Kingdom and Random House in the United States, was long-listed for the Booker Prize, became a New York Times notable book …

51250. 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 …

51252. Benita, An African Romance

H. Rider Haggard

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

51253. Leviathan: Authoritative Text : Backgrounds …

Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil—commonly referred to as Leviathan—is a book written by Thomas Hobbes and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and …

51254. Foxe's Book of Martyrs

John Foxe

The Actes and Monuments, popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a work of Protestant history and martyrology by John Foxe, first published in English in 1563 by John Day. It includes a polemical account of the sufferings of Protestants under the Catholic Church, with …

51255. Conan the Hunter

Sean A. Moore

Conan the Hunter is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1994.

51257. The Mummy Case

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mummy Case is the 63rd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published this book in 2005.

51260. Truckin' Turtles

Kevin Siembieda

Truckin' Turtles is a supplement for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness role-playing game. It was published by Palladium Books in 1989 and uses the Palladium Megaversal system.

51261. 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.

51263. Magnetic North

Linda Gregerson

Magnetic North is a book written by Linda Gregerson.

51264. Christmas Killer

Patricia Windsor

Christmas Killer is a book written by Patricia Windsor.

51266. SoMa

Kemble Scott

SoMa is the bestselling debut novel of American author Kemble Scott. It was first published on February 1, 2007 by Kensington Books as a trade paperback original. It was later published in hardcover by the Doubleday Book Club’s InSightOut Books division. The novel appeared on …

51267. 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 …

51270. The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English …

51274. A French Finish

Robert Ross

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

51275. Constellations

Peter Crowther

Constellations is a science fiction anthology of all-new short stories edited by Peter Crowther, the fourth in his themed science fiction anthology series for DAW Books. The stories are all intended to be inspired by the theme of constellations. The book was published in 2005. …

51278. Race Against Time

Carolyn Keene

Race Against Time is the 66 novel in the Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene. It was published by Wanderer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in 1982. It has 20 chapters and over 200 pages.

51283. Flying Blind

Malcolm Rose

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

51284. Still Life

Malcolm Rose

Still Life is a book published in 1998 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

51288. Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu

Chikamatsu Monzaemon

Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu is a collection of four major dramas by the famous Japanese playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon. The four plays were first translated by Donald Keene in 1961, and have appeared in various collections and books over the years; Four Major Plays contains …

51291. Murder in the Dog Days

P. M. Carlson

Murder in the Dog Days is a book written by P. M. Carlson.

51293. The Red Rover

James Fenimore Cooper

The Red Rover is a novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper originally published in Paris on November 27, 1827. It was published in London 3 days later on November 30, and was not published in the United States until January 9, 1828 in Philadelphia. Soon after its …

51294. Voyages by Starlight

Ian R. MacLeod

Voyages by Starlight is a collection of science fiction and horror stories by author Ian R. MacLeod. It was released in 1996 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,542 copies. The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science …

51296. Dark Thane

Jeff Crook

Dark Thane is a fantasy novel in the setting of Dragonlance, based on the campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. It was written by Jeff Crook. It is volume three of the six volume book series The Age of Mortals. It is set in the year 422 AC, …

51297. Ghost Warrior

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Ghost Warrior, Lozen of the Apaches is a 2002 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson. This novel was the runner-up for the Golden Spur Award in 2002.

51299. The Magic Wars

Jo Clayton

The Magic Wars is a book published in 1993 that was written by Jo Clayton.

51301. Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting

Jean-Pierre Mohen

"Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting" is a book by Jean-Pierre Mohen, Michel Menu, and Bruno Mottin. This book, drawing from the authors' knowledge in art history, art preservation, and technology of art, details the step-by-step making of the most famous painting in the world, Da …

51302. Gift of the Gods

Sally Malcolm

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

51304. 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 …

51305. Gameprey

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force.

51307. Rome and a villa

Eleanor Clark

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

51308. In the Heat of the Summer

John Katzenbach

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

51310. Putin's Progress

Peter Truscott, Baron Truscott

Putin's Progress is a biography written by Peter Truscott about Russian president Vladimir Putin's rise to power. The book was published in January 2004 by New York-based publishers Simon & Schuster. The book deals mainly with Putin's childhood, education, involvement with …

51313. Off Center

Damon Knight

Off Center is a collection of five science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1952 and 1964 in Galaxy, If and other science fiction magazines. The first printing, by Ace, was bound dos-à-dos with Knight's The Rithian Terror, as …

51314. 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 …

51316. Legacy Of Wolves

Marsheila Rockwell

Legacy of Wolves is a fantasy novel by Marsheila Rockwell, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Inquisitives" series. It was published in paperback in June 2007.

51317. 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 …

51319. Silk Stalkings: When Women Write of Murder

Victoria Nichols

Silk Stalkings: More Women Write of Murder is a book by Susan Thompson and Victoria Nichols.

51320. Charlie Johnson in the Flames

Michael Ignatieff

Charlie Johnson in the Flames is the second novel by Canadian academic Michael Ignatieff. The book follows the story of journalist Charlie Johnson who, while covering ethnic violence in the Balkans, witnesses a woman purposely set on fire by a Serbian officer. The event haunts …

51324. 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 …

51325. The Fires of Windameir

Niel Hancock

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

51328. The Ivory Trail

Victor Kelleher

The Ivory Trail is a 1999 young-adult horror novel by Victor Kelleher. It follows the story of Jamie Hassan who is coming of age in a traditional mysticism bohemian family. After receiving an ivory carving he is sent on journeys through time in order to find his spiritual guide.

51329. The Stones of Nomuru

L. Sprague de Camp

The Stones of Nomuru is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, the tenth book in the former's Viagens Interplanetarias series and the first in its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Kukulkan. It was first published as a …

51334. The Last Reef and Other Stories

Gareth L. Powell

The Last Reef and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by the science fiction author Gareth L. Powell. It compiles much of his short fiction from before 2008.

51340. Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry …

Dorothy B. Hughes

Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason is a book written by Dorothy B. Hughes.

51341. Inclusion and Democracy

Iris Marion Young

Inclusion and Democracy is a 2001 book by Iris Marion Young, published by Oxford University Press.

51342. 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 …

51345. Dangling

Lillian Eige

Dangling is a book by Lillian Eige.

51346. Second Fiddle

Ronald Kidd

Second Fiddle is a book written by Ronald Kidd.

51350. The True Story of Spit MacPhee

James Aldridge

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

51353. 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 …

51356. The Right-Hand Man

K. M. Peyton

The Right-Hand Man is a young adult historical novel by K. M. Peyton, first published in 1977. The book is set in 1818 in Essex and London, during the Georgian era. It tells the story of Ned Rowlands, a talented stagecoach driver who meets the three creatures he loves best on …

51359. Zones

Damien Broderick

Zones is a 1997 young-adult science fiction novel by Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes. It follows the story of Jenny who receives a phone call from another year.

51364. The Ugly Duckling

Jerry Pinkney

The Ugly Duckling is a book by Jerry Pinkney.

51365. 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.

51366. Conan at the Demon's Gate

Roland J. Green

Conan at the Demon's Gate is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1994; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

51371. Growing Up X

Ilyasah Shabazz

Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X is a 2002 book by Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Shabazz wrote the book with Kim McLarin. In Growing Up X, Shabazz writes about what it was like to grow up in the shadow of her father, a …

51376. Three essays on religion

John Stuart Mill

Three essays on religion is a book written by John Stuart Mill.

51379. The Ambassadors

Henry James

The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review. This dark comedy, seen as one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad Newsome, …

51390. The Sins of the Father

Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father is the second of the anticipated seven parts of the Clifton Chronicles by British author Jeffrey Archer. The book was published worldwide in 2012.

51391. Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Ace Atkins

Lullaby is the 41st novel featuring Robert B. Parker's fictional detective Spenser. It is also the first official Spenser novel not penned by the noted author, but by Ace Atkins. Atkins was asked to write the novel after the death of Parker in 2010. This novel follows Spenser as …

51393. A Game of Thrones

George Martin

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on August 6, 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award and was nominated for both the 1997 Nebula Award and the 1997 …

51394. White Noise

Don DeLillo

White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, published by Viking Press in 1985. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. White Noise is an example of postmodern literature. It is widely considered DeLillo's "breakout" work and brought him to the attention of a much …

51395. Homeland

Cory Doctorow

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco--an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in …

51396. The Price of Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, …

51397. The Son

Philipp Meyer

Paperback. Pub Date :2014-01-28 Pages: 592 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins A Globe & Mail 100 SelectionSpring. 1849 Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a band of Comanche storms his Texas homestead and murders his mother and sister.. taking him captive. …

51398. 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 …

51399. Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is back (after eleven years) and may be better than ever. While Everything Is Illuminated remains one of my favorite books, Here I Am will also be added to the list. Classic JSF with a powerfully personal touch, this novel will make you laugh, challenge your …

51400. Saga Book One

Brian K. Vaughan

Collecting the first 18 issues of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how SAGA is really made. Altogether, …



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