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.

51203. By Persons Unknown

George Jonas

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

51204. 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 …

51205. Presentation Piece

EDITOR MARILYN HACKER

Presentation Piece is a book written by Marilyn Hacker.

51206. Making Good Again

Lionel Davidson

Making Good Again is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

51210. The Boats of the "Glen Carrig"

William Hope Hodgson

The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" is a horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1907. Its importance was recognised in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February 1971. …

51214. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

James Weldon Johnson

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson is the fictional account of a young biracial man, referred to only as the "Ex-Colored Man", living in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He lives through a variety …

51215. Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time

James Cloyd Bowman

Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time is a children's novel by James Cloyd Bowman about the American folk hero Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes, the hero has various supernatural powers, including the ability to talk to animals, and becomes a spectacularly successful cowboy. …

51217. Dragonfall 5 and the Empty Planet

Brian Earnshaw

Dragonfall 5 and the Empty Planet is a book published in 1976 that was written by Brian Earnshaw.

51218. A Life Elsewhere

Segun Afolabi

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

51219. The Walrus and the Carpenter

Lewis Carroll

"The Walrus and the Carpenter" is a narrative poem by Lewis Carroll that appeared in his book Through the Looking-Glass, published in December 1871. The poem is recited in chapter four, by Tweedledum and Tweedledee to Alice. The poem is composed of 18 stanzas and contains 108 …

51220. The Captain

John Norman

The Captain is a book published in 1992 that was written by John Norman.

51222. Rooms are never finished

Agha Shahid Ali

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

51234. Women of Mystery: The Lives & Works of Notable …

Martha Hailey DuBose

Women of Mystery: the Lives and Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists is a book written by Martha Hailey DuBose with additional essays by Margaret Caldwell Thomas.

51235. Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers

John Marsden Reilly

Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers is a book written by John M. Reilly.

51236. The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott is a diary which the novelist and poet Walter Scott kept between 1825 and 1832. It records the financial disaster which overtook him at the beginning of 1826, and the efforts he made over the next seven years to pay off his debts by writing …

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, …

51240. Netlink

William H. Keith, Jr.

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

51245. Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear

Christine Weston

Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear is a children's novel by Christine Weston. Set in contemporary India, it follows the adventures of two boys, David and Gopali, as they roam the country with a dancing bear. The first edition was illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. The novel was first …

51246. The Boy Who Was

Grace Hallock

The Boy Who Was is a children's historical fantasy novel by Grace Taber Hallock. It tells the story of a human boy blessed with eternal life who participates in the march of history as it moves across the Bay of Naples for 3,000 years. Nino witnesses the destruction of Pompeii, …

51247. 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.

51248. Floating Island

Anne Parrish

Floating Island is a 1930 children's novel written and illustrated by Anne Parrish.

51249. Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Helen Dean Fish

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

51250. Lone Journey

Jeanette Eaton

Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams is a biography of Roger Williams, champion of religious freedom and founder of Providence Plantation, written for children by Jeanette Eaton. First published in 1944, it was illustrated with full-page woodcuts by Woodi Ishmael. The book …

51251. Men, Microscopes, and Living Things

Katherine Binney Shippen

Men, Microscopes, and Living Things is a children's book written by the American author Katherine Shippen and illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. The book was first published in 1955 and is a 1956 Newbery Honor recipient.

51252. Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story

Anne Carroll Moore

Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story is a children's fantasy novel by Anne Carroll Moore, first published in 1924. The story follows eight-inch-tall Nicholas from Holland on a tour of the sights of New York and recounts his encounters with many famous people, fictional …

51253. 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.

51254. Meggy MacIntosh

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Meggy MacIntosh is a children's historical novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Beginning in 1775, it follows the story of a young Scottish orphan who becomes involved with the American revolutionary cause in North Carolina despite her attachment to Flora MacDonald, a loyalist. The …

51255. The Rest of Love

Carl Phillips

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

51257. The Battle Lost and Won

Olivia Manning

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

51258. Inspector Ghote Goes by Train

H. R. F. Keating

Inspector Ghote Goes By Train is a crime novel by H. R. F. Keating. It is the seventh novel in the Inspector Ghote series.

51263. The Hampdenshire Wonder

J. D. Beresford

The Hampdenshire Wonder is a 1911 science fiction novel by J.D. Beresford. It is one of the first novels to involve a wunderkind. The child in it is named Victor Stott and he is the son of a famous cricket player. This origin is perhaps a reference to H.G. Wells's father Joseph …

51266. 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 …

51267. The Dorsai Companion

Gordon R. Dickson

The Dorsai Companion is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson from his Childe Cycle series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1986. The collection includes a number of articles by Sandra Miesel.

51268. 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 …

51270. Conan and the Mists of Doom

Roland J. Green

Conan and the Mists of Doom 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 August 1995.

51271. 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 …

51274. Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin

P. G. Wodehouse

Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 12 October 1972 by Barrie & Jenkins, London and in the United States on 6 August 1973 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York under the title The Plot That Thickened. Monty …

51277. Alone with America

Richard Howard

Alone with America is a book written by Richard Howard.

51283. 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 …

51286. Last Men in London

Olaf Stapledon

Last Men in London is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon. The narrator is the same member of the eighteenth and final human species who purportedly induced Stapledon to write Last and First Men. Last Men in London is the story of this being's exploration of the …

51288. Alien Landscapes

Robert Holdstock

Alien Landscapes is a book by Robert Holdstock and Malcolm Edwards.

51297. The Babylon Game

Katherine Roberts

The Babylon Game is a fantasy novel by Katherine Roberts which is the second novel in The Seven Fabulous Wonders series and the sequel to The Great Pyramid Robbery.

51298. Killing Kin

Chassie West

Killing Kin is a book written by Chassie West.

51300. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

Samuel Richardson

Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740. It tells the story of a beautiful 15-year-old maidservant named Pamela Andrews, whose country landowner master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her after the death of his …

51306. Moonstar Odyssey

David Gerrold

Moonstar Odyssey is a novel written by David Gerrold.

51309. The Magic Wars

Jo Clayton

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

51312. 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 …

51314. Dragonflame

Graham Edwards

Dragonflame is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 1997, by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the final book in the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy. The book contains loose connections and foreshadowing to Edwards' later trilogy, the Stone …

51315. The Cassini Code

Dom Testa

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

51317. 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 …

51320. Blood Under the Bridge

Bruce Zimmerman

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

51324. The never-ending

Andrew Hudgins

The never-ending is a book written by Andrew Hudgins.

51325. 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.

51329. Forsaken

Richard Lee Byers

Forsaken is a book published in 2002 that was written by Richard Lee Byers.

51332. Freud, biologist of the mind

Frank Sulloway

Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend is a 1979 work about Sigmund Freud by psychologist Frank Sulloway. It has been credited with being the key work that discredited psychoanalysis as science.

51334. 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 …

51335. 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 …

51339. Land above the trees

Ann Zwinger

Land above the trees is the 1972 book by Ann Zwinger.

51341. 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. 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 …

51351. The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country …

51352. 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.

51354. The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton

The Anatomy of Melancholy is a book by Robert Burton, first published in 1621.

51360. 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 …

51362. A Creative Kind of Killer

Sandra Scoppettone

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

51364. 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 …

51365. Science of Survival

L. Ron Hubbard

Science of Survival is a book published in 1951 by L. Ron Hubbard, extending his earlier writings on Dianetics. Its original subtitle was "simplified, faster dianetic techniques",although more recent editions have the subtitle "Prediction of human behavior". It is one of the …

51367. The new Pearl Harbor

David Ray Griffin

The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 is a book written by David Ray Griffin, a retired professor of philosophy at the Claremont School of Theology. It draws analogies between the September 11, 2001, attacks and the attack on Pearl …

51370. Death Among Strangers

Deidre S. Laiken

Death Among Strangers is a book by Deidre S. Laiken.

51372. The peacock poems

Sherley Anne Williams

The peacock poems is a book written by Sherley Anne Williams.

51374. The Homeplace

Marilyn Nelson

The Homeplace is a book by Marilyn Nelson.

51388. Night Cruise

Billie Sue Mosiman

Night Cruise is a book written by Billie Sue Mosiman.

51389. Love You Forever

Robert Munsch

Love You Forever is a Canadian picture book written by Robert Munsch and published in 1986. It tells the story of the evolving relationship between a boy and his mother. The book was written after Munsch and his wife had two stillborn babies. They have since become adoptive …

51393. 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 …

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. 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. …

51396. 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. The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman

A full cast audio production performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, Michael Maloney, Sean Baker, Jane Collingwood, Clare Corbett, Allan Corduner, Katherine Kingsley, and Daniel Weyman. It was the closest kingdom to the …

51400. Raising Steam (Discworld)

Terry Pratchett

Steam is rising over Discworld. . . . Mister Simnel has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds. To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, …



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