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.

51401. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Source of legend and lyric, reference and conjecture, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is for most children pure pleasure in prose. While adults try to decipher Lewis Carroll's putative use of complex mathematical codes in the text, or debate his alleged use of opium, young …

51407. William Carlos Williams : a new world naked

Paul Mariani

William Carlos Williams : a new world naked is a book written by Paul Mariani.

51413. 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.

51415. 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 …

51417. Segregation, the Inner Conflict in the South

Robert Penn Warren

Segregation, the Inner Conflict in the South is a book written by Robert Penn Warren.

51418. 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.

51421. Alexis Rockman

Stephen Jay Gould

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

51422. Fury's Pilgrims

James Axler

Fury's Pilgrims is the seventeenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

51427. 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.

51430. Chromatic

H. L. Hix

Chromatic is the book written by H. L. Hix.

51431. 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 …

51436. 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 …

51437. 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.

51438. Miss MacIntosh, my darling

Marguerite Young

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is a novel by Marguerite Young. She has described it as "an exploration of the illusions, hallucinations, errors of judgment in individual lives, the central scene of the novel being an opium addict's paradise." The novel is 11th on the Wikipedia List …

51440. Emma

Jane Austen

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also …

51442. The Intruder

John Rowe Townsend

The Intruder is a children's novel by John Rowe Townsend, published in 1969. It was well-received, being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and winning the Horn Book Award in 1970 and the Edgar Award in 1971. The book was adapted for television in 1971.

51443. Nordy Bank

Sheena Porter

Nordy Bank is a children's adventure novel by Sheena Porter, published by Oxford in 1964 with illustrations by Annette Macarthur-Onslow. Set in the hills of Shropshire, it features children whose camping holiday seems to engage the prehistoric past. Porter won the annual …

51444. The Story of Your Home

Agnes Allen

The Story of Your Home is a non-fiction book for children about domestic architecture and domestic life in Great Britain from cave dwellings to blocks of flats. It was written by Agnes Allen, illustrated by the author and her husband Jack, and published by Faber in 1949. Agnes …

51445. 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 …

51446. Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Helen Dean Fish

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

51447. 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, …

51448. Nino

Valenti Angelo

Nino is a children's novel written and illustrated by Valenti Angelo. It tells the story of Nino's childhood in a small Italian village at the turn of the century. First published in 1938, it was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1939.

51449. Seven Simeons

Boris Artzybasheff

Seven Simeons is a book by Boris Artzybasheff.

51450. Good-Luck Horse

Chih-yi Chang

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

51451. Always Comes Evening

Robert E. Howard

Always Comes Evening is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard. It was released in 1957 and was the author's second book to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 636 copies. The publication was subsidized by Howard's literary executor, Glenn Lord who …

51452. I Am America (And So Can You!)

Stephen Colbert

I Am America (And So Can You!) is a 2007 satirical book by American comedian Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report. It was released on October 9, 2007, with the audiobook edition released several days earlier. The book is loosely structured around the fictional …

51453. The Poetics of Murder

Glenn Most

The Poetics of Murder is a book written by Glen W. Most and William W. Stowe.

51454. The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor

Ernest Bornemann

The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor is a 1937 crime novel by Ernest Borneman writing as Cameron McCabe. It was first published in London. The book makes use of the false document technique: It pretends to be the true story of a 38-year-old Scotsman called Cameron McCabe who …

51455. The blue bedspread

Raj Kamal Jha

The blue bedspread is a book written by Raj Kamal Jha.

51457. 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 …

51464. 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 …

51466. Seetee Ship

Jack Williamson

Seetee Ship is the second of two science fiction novels by Jack Williamson, writing under the pseudonym Will Stewart. It is a fix-up adapting two stories previously published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine, "Minus Sign" and "Opposites—React!". Seetee Ship was released in …

51467. Conan The Free Lance

Steve Perry

Conan the Free Lance is a fantasy novel written by Steve Perry featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in February 1990. It was reprinted by Tor in December 1997.

51471. The Decline of Bismarck's European Order

George F. Kennan

The Decline of Bismarck's European Order is a book written by George F. Kennan.

51472. Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning

Lionel Trilling

Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning is a book written by Lionel Trilling.

51475. 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 …

51477. 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 …

51478. 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 …

51479. Imperialism: A Study

John Atkinson Hobson

Imperialism: A Study, by John A. Hobson, is a politico–economic discourse about the negative financial, economic, and moral aspects of imperialism as a nationalistic business enterprise.

51480. 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 …

51486. Ross MacDonald

Tom Nolan

Ross MacDonald: A Biography is a book by Tom Nolan.

51492. The wrong Doyle

Robert Girardi

The Wrong Doyle is a Mystery, or Crime novel by Robert Girardi.

51495. 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 …

51496. Tribes of Redwall Mice

Brian Jacques

Tribes of Redwall Mice was published in 2003 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. It was illustrated by Jonathan Walker. This booklet about mice in the Redwall series features trivia questions, a giant poster, and profiles of many of the mouse characters in …

51498. 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.

51499. The Howler

R. L. Stine

The Howler is a book published in 2001 that was written by R. L. Stine.

51501. Uncovering Sadie's Secrets

Libby Sternberg

Uncovering Sadie's Secrets is a book written by Libby Sternberg.

51502. The White Phantom

Patrick McCormack

The White Phantom is a book published in 2000 that was written by Patrick McCormack.

51505. Images and Shadows

Iris Origo

Images and Shadows is a book by Iris Origo, the Irish-American-Italian writer who owned and lived in the Tuscan estate of La Foce. It was first published by John Murray in 1970. The autobiography encompasses Origo's affluent New York/Long Island background, her childhood in …

51509. The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide

Christina Scull

The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, following their 2005 The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion is a two volume work of reference on J. R. R. Tolkien and Tolkien studies. Volume 1 "Reader's Guide" has information on people, …

51511. A Dark Victory

Dave Luckett

A Dark Victory is a 1999 young-adult fantasy novel by Dave Luckett and is the last book in the Tenabran Trilogy. It follows the story of how Will is preparing for his final battle as Prince Nathan's armies mass on the moors.

51513. 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 …

51515. 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 …

51516. Perhaps She'll Die

M.K. Preston

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

51520. They Also Serve

Mike Moscoe

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

51521. 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.

51523. 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 …

51525. 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 …

51528. The Worms of Kukumlima

Daniel Pinkwater

The Worms of Kukumlima is a humorous book written by Daniel Pinkwater for all ages and first published in 1981.

51529. Conan the Guardian

Roland J. Green

Conan the Guardian 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 January 1991, and reprinted in October 1997 and August 2000.

51531. Bleed Into Me

Stephen Graham Jones

Bleed Into Me is a novel by Stephen Graham Jones and is part of Native Storiers: A series of American Narratives.

51532. Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with …

Joseph Lelyveld

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India is a 2011 biography of Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld and published by Alfred A Knopf. The book is split between the time Gandhi …

51533. Seven Little Monsters

Maurice Sendak

Seven Little Monsters is a children's picture book by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Seven Little Monsters was published by Harper & Row in 1977 and served as the basis for the Canadian-Chinese television production of the same name.

51537. Forsaken

Richard Lee Byers

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

51538. 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."

51545. Dark Mirror

Craig Shaw Gardner

Dark Mirror is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "What is the true reflection of a champion?".

51547. 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.

51553. A Ball for Daisy

Chris Raschka

A Ball for Daisy is a 2011 children's picture book written and illustrated by Chris Raschka. Raschka won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book.

51554. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight..." First …

51556. 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 …

51557. The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton

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

51562. 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.

51564. Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder

Leonard Levitt

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

51569. 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.

51570. 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 …

51573. No Country for Old Men

c mccormack

No Country for Old Men is a 2005 novel by U.S. author Cormac McCarthy. The story occurs in the vicinity of the United States–Mexico border, in 1980, and concerns an illegal drug deal gone awry in the Texas desert backcountry. The title of the novel derives from the first line of …

51578. Lover Reborn

J.R. Ward

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s “different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing”* Black Dagger Brotherhood series continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires. Ever since the …

51580. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate …

51582. 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.

51584. The Saint in Trouble

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in Trouble is a collection of two mystery novellas by Graham Weaver, continuing the adventures of the sleuth Simon Templar aka "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris. This is the first of three Saint books written by Weaver. Charteris, who served in an editorial …

51589. Time and the River

Zee Edgell

Time and the River is the fourth released novel by author Zee Edgell, appearing in March 2007. Edgell announced the arrival of the book in January and appeared in Belize in March at the University of Belize in Belmopan and in Belize City promoting the book. Early reviews from …

51592. Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon(Author) ; Northup(Author) Northup

Twelve Years a Slave is a memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in …

51594. 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 …

51599. Planetary

Warren Ellis

Wagner, Snow and the Drummer track an amoral killer to Gotham City, prepared for battle. What they aren't ready for is the Dark Knight! Batman doesn't exist on the same Earth as Planetary, which means the killer has worked in some very strange ways! Now the killer's …

51600. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The …

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is …



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