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.

51404. Walking the dead Diamond River

Edward Hoagland

Walking the dead Diamond River is a book written by Edward Hoagland.

51405. 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.

51407. Survival!

Gordon R. Dickson

Survival! is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1984. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Imagination, Fantastic, Infinity Science Fiction, Future …

51410. 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" …

51412. Burton and Speke

William Harrison

Burton and Speke is a 1982 historical novel by William Harrison recounting the 1857 expedition of the search for the source of the Nile by the famous Victorian explorer, linguist and anthropologist Sir Richard Burton and English aristocrat and amateur hunter John Hanning Speke. …

51416. 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, …

51417. 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.

51423. 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 …

51426. The Doings of Raffles Haw

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

51427. The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven …

51431. Birdless Summer

Han Suyin

Birdless Summer is an autobiography by Han Suyin. It covers the years 1938 to 1948, her work as a midwife in Chengtu and then going to London with her husband, who was a military attaché there. Also her training as a doctor, the start of the last phase of the Chinese Civil War, …

51433. The Contest

Nonny Hogrogian

The Contest is a book by Nonny Hogrogian.

51434. 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 …

51435. Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle

Leo Gurko

Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle is a book by Leo Gurko.

51436. Hawks of Outremer

Robert E. Howard

Hawks of Outremer is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,625 copies. The stories feature Howard's character Cormac Fitzgeoffrey and was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

51439. The Rise of Silas Lapham

William Dean Howells

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, …

51441. Living with Crazy Buttocks

Kaz Cooke

Living with Crazy Buttocks is a book written by Australian author and cartoonist Kaz Cooke and published by Penguin Books on November 19, 2001. It won the 2002 Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year.

51442. 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 …

51445. The Watcher

Kay Nolte Smith

The Watcher is a book written by Kay Nolte Smith.

51446. The Fourth "R"

George O. Smith

The Fourth "R" is a science fiction novel by George O. Smith first published in 1959. It is a science fictional examination of the genius naïf phenomemon. The plot follows a five-year-old boy named Jimmy Holden, who was given the equivalent of a college education by virtue of …

51447. Weir of Hermiston

Robert Louis Stevenson

Weir of Hermiston is an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Many have considered it his masterpiece. It was cut short by Stevenson's sudden death in 1894 from a cerebral hemorrhage. The novel is set in Edinburgh and the Lothians at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

51448. 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.

51451. The Prisoner of Zhamanak

L. Sprague de Camp

The Prisoner of Zhamanak is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the eighth book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and the sixth of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. Chronologically it is the fourth Krishna novel. It was first …

51455. Anyone's Daughter

Shana Alexander

Anyone's Daughter is a book written by Shana Alexander.

51456. The Gorilla Hunters

R. M. Ballantyne

The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa is a boys' adventure novel by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. A sequel to his hugely successful 1858 novel The Coral Island and set in "darkest Africa", its main characters are the earlier novel's three boys: Ralph, Peterkin …

51457. Magnetic North

Linda Gregerson

Magnetic North is a book written by Linda Gregerson.

51458. The Sly Old Cat

Beatrix Potter

The Sly Old Cat is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter in 1906, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1971, almost thirty years after her death. The story tells of a cat who invites a rat to a tea party with the intention of eating him, but …

51459. 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.

51461. 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 …

51462. Circumstantial Evidence

Pete Earley

Circumstantial Evidence is a book written by Pete Earley.

51472. Harlem renaissance

Nathan Huggins

Harlem renaissance is a book written by Harlem renaissance.

51476. Reservoir Pups

Colin Bateman

Reservoir Pups is the first novel of the Eddie & the Gang with No Name trilogy by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 13 November 2003 through Hodder Children's Books. It is Bateman's first young-adult novel.

51479. Magic Eye

Malcolm Rose

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

51480. Lethal Harvest

Malcolm Rose

Lethal Harvest is a book published in 1999 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

51481. Twelve Rounds to Glory

Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali is a 2007 illustrated biography of Muhammad Ali for children written by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Bryan Collier. Smith won an author honor at the 2008 Coretta Scott King Book Awards for this book.

51482. Avenger of Antares

Kenneth Bulmer

Avenger of Antares is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, and is volume ten in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in the …

51483. 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 …

51487. The Rod of Seven Parts

Douglas Niles

The Rod of Seven Parts is a fantasy novel by Douglas Niles, based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It was published in 1996.

51489. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

John Hattendorf

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History, John B. Hattendorf, editor in chief, was published by Oxford University Press in 2007. The work was issued in four volumes in print and online in the Oxford Digital Library. The encyclopedia is devoted to global maritime history and …

51492. 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.

51494. 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.

51495. 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 …

51498. 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 …

51499. 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.

51500. Shadow of Honor

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.

51501. Irish Tiger

Andrew Greeley

Irish Tiger is the eleventh of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

51506. 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 …

51509. 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 …

51512. Fear on Wheels

Franklin W. Dixon

Fear on Wheels, published in 1991, is the 108th book in The Hardy Boys Mystery Series.

51515. 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.

51516. Conan and the Gods of the Mountain

Roland J. Green

Conan and the Gods of the Mountain 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 May 1993 and reprinted in November 1998.

51517. The Exorcist

William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist is a 1971 novel by American writer William Peter Blatty. The book details the demonic possession of twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a famous actress, and the Jesuit psychiatrist priest who attempts to exorcise the demon. Published by Harper & Row, …

51518. 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.

51519. Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard

Matt Curtin

Brute Force is a book by Matt Curtin about cryptography. In this book, the author accounts his involvement in the DESCHALL Project, mobilizing thousands of personal computers in 1997 in order to meet the challenge to crack a single message encrypted with DES. This was and …

51520. 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.

51521. 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 …

51523. 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?".

51525. 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 …

51528. King of the Hustlers

Eugene Izzi

King of the Hustlers is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

51529. A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation

Thomas More

A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation is a work that was written by Thomas More while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1534.

51534. 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.

51539. 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 …

51540. Nuremberg and Vietnam

Telford Taylor

Nuremberg and Vietnam: An American Tragedy is a book written by Telford Taylor, the Chief Counsel Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials.

51542. 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 …

51543. Sister Wolf

Ann Arensberg

Sister Wolf is a novel written by Ann Arensberg.

51545. 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.

51548. 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.

51554. An Open Book

Orson Scott Card

An Open Book is a collection of poems by Orson Scott Card.

51555. The Left Stuff: How the Left-Handed Have Survived …

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth's scientific and cultural exploration of left-handedness.

51556. Olivia

Rosie Rushton

Olivia is the second book in The Girls series by Rosie Rushton. It was published in 1997 by Piccadilly Press Ltd.

51558. 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.

51560. 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.

51561. 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 …

51562. From the devotions

Carl Phillips

From the devotions is the book written by Carl Phillips.

51564. The Bones in the Cliff

James Stevenson

The Bones in the Cliff is an Edgar Award nominated book by James Stevenson.

51565. Three essays on religion

John Stuart Mill

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

51570. Trace: Getting Up with Fleas

Warren Murphy

Trace: Getting Up with Fleas is a book written by Warren Murphy.

51584. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme …

James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports is the third book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. It was released in the UK and the US on May 29, 2007. The series is set in modern times, and centers around the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids on the …

51586. Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters

Marc Cerasini

Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters is a book published in 1998 that was written by Marc Cerasini.

51589. Meet the Austins

Madeleine L'Engle

Meet the Austins is the title of a 1960 novel by Madeleine L'Engle, the first of her books about the Austin family. It introduces the characters Vicky Austin and her three siblings, and Maggy Hamilton, an orphan.

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 …

51597. Emma (The Annotated)

Jane Austen

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on …

51599. 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 …

51600. 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 …



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