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.

51402. 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.

51405. Presentation Piece

EDITOR MARILYN HACKER

Presentation Piece is a book written by Marilyn Hacker.

51406. Making Good Again

Lionel Davidson

Making Good Again is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

51408. Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Bleak House, a novel by Charles Dickens, was first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853, and is considered to be one of Dickens' finest novels, containing vast, complex and engaging arrays of characters and sub-plots. The story is told partly by the …

51410. Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend

Norman Geras

Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend is a 1983 book by political theorist Norman Geras, who discusses Karl Marx's Sixth Thesis on Feuerbach and argues against "the obstinate old legend" that Marx denied the existence of a universal human nature. Geras's work is a …

51411. 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. 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.

51417. 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 …

51420. Death's Deputy

L. Ron Hubbard

Death's Deputy is a fantasy novel by author L. Ron Hubbard. It was first published in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 700 copies. The novel originally appeared in the February 1940 issue of the magazine Unknown.

51421. The Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden, is a guidebook published by HarperCollins, aimed at boys "from eight to eighty." It covers around eighty topics, including how to build a treehouse, grow a crystal, or tell direction with a watch. Also included are famous …

51426. Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006 is a book written by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

51427. Chromatic

H. L. Hix

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

51428. 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 …

51431. 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 …

51434. Cock-a-Doodle Doo

Berta Hader

Cock-a-Doodle Doo is a book by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader.

51436. 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.

51437. 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 …

51438. 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 …

51439. 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.

51440. Small Rain: Verses From The Bible

Jessie Orton Jones

Small Rain: Verses From The Bible is a book written by Jessie Orton Jones and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones.

51441. Tales from Underwood

David H. Keller

Tales from Underwood is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author David H. Keller. It was released in 1952 and was the author's first collection published in association with Arkham House. It was also the first of only two books published by …

51443. 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 …

51444. Imaginative Sex

John Norman

Imaginative Sex is a non-fiction book by John Norman which includes a list of male-dominant heterosexual BDSM-type sexual fantasy scenarios, and suggested guidelines as to how a couple can act them out in order to improve their sex life. First published in paperback form in 1974 …

51445. Lee and Grant at Appomattox

MacKinlay Kantor

Lee and Grant at Appomattox is an historical fiction children’s novel by MacKinlay Kantor. It was originally published in 1950 by Random House, and later published in paperback by Sterling Point Books.

51446. The Conan Chronicles II

Robert Jordan

The Conan Chronicles II is a collection of fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Howard. The book was published in 1997 by Legend Books and collects three novels originally published by Tor Books.

51452. 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.

51455. 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.

51456. The Last Days: The Apocryphon of Joe Panther

Andrew Masterson

The Last Days: the Apocryphon of Joe Panther is a 1998 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Andrew Masterson.

51457. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

51458. Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning

Lionel Trilling

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

51461. The New Poets

M. L. Rosenthal

The New Poets is a book written by M. L. Rosenthal.

51462. The New Penguin Opera Guide

Amanda Holden

This is a comprehensive, single-volume opera encyclopaedia covering nearly 2000 individual operas by some 850 opera composers, all forms of opera, operatic history, opera recordings, and librettists. It is handy but heavy with material and information.

51464. 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.

51466. Eva-Mary

Linda McCarriston

Eva-Mary is a book written by Linda McCarriston.

51467. 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 …

51468. Gather Yourselves Together

Philip K. Dick

Gather Yourselves Together is an early novel by the science fiction author Philip K. Dick, written around 1948-1950, and published posthumously by WCS Books in 1994. As with many of his early books which were considered unsuitable for publication when they were first submitted …

51469. Charles Evans Hughes

Merlo J. Pusey

Charles Evans Hughes is a book written by Merlo J. Pusey.

51472. Blood Echoes

Thomas H. Cook

Blood Echoes is a book written by Thomas H. Cook.

51473. Wisdom of the Bones

Christopher Hyde

Wisdom of the Bones is a book written by Christopher Hyde.

51474. 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 …

51475. Nobody gonna turn me 'round

Doreen Rappaport

Nobody gonna turn me 'round is a book written by Doreen Rappaport.

51479. Boston

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

Boston is a novel by Upton Sinclair. It is a "documentary novel" that combines the facts of the case with journalistic depictions of actual participants and fictional characters and events. Sinclair indicted the American system of justice by setting his characters in the context …

51481. Danny and the Dinosaur

Syd Hoff

Danny and the Dinosaur is a popular children's book by Syd Hoff, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1958. It has sold over six million copies and has been translated into a dozen languages. The book inspired two sequels by Syd Hoff: Happy Birthday, Danny and the …

51482. The Remarkable Exploits of Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman

Nelson Slade Bond

The Remarkable Adventures of Lancelot Biggs, Spaceman is a collection of humorous science fiction stories by Nelson Bond, published by Doubleday Books in 1950. It comprises eleven of the fourteen stories in Bond's "Lancelot Biggs" series. Sometimes described as a novel, it …

51490. Out of the Dark

Welwyn Wilton Katz

Out of the Dark is a children's novel by Canadian author Welwyn Wilton Katz. It centres on a young boy who had recently lost his mother, and who has just moved with his remaining family to a small village near L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. The book deals with his attempts …

51491. The Third Horror

R. L. Stine

The Third Horror is a book published in 1994 that was written by R. L. Stine.

51492. Lethal Harvest

Malcolm Rose

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

51493. Killing Kin

Chassie West

Killing Kin is a book written by Chassie West.

51494. The White Phantom

Patrick McCormack

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

51496. 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 …

51506. False Prophets

David Hagberg

False Prophets is a book written by Sean Flannery.

51507. 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 …

51510. 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.

51513. 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 …

51518. Fear on Wheels

Franklin W. Dixon

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

51520. 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 …

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. 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."

51524. John Keats: The Making of a Poet

Aileen Ward

John Keats: The Making of a Poet is a biography about the poet written by Aileen Ward.

51527. The Silver Chair

C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1953. It was the fourth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia; it is volume six in recent editions, which are sequenced according to Narnian history. Like the …

51529. An American Dilemma

Gunnar Myrdal

An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy is a 1944 study of race relations authored by Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The foundation chose Myrdal because it thought that as a non-American, he …

51530. The Sea of Silence

Niel Hancock

The Sea of Silence is a book published in 1987 that was written by Niel Hancock.

51534. Scrivener's Moon

Philip Reeve

Scrivener's Moon is the sequel to A Web of Air, and the third book in the Mortal Engines Quartet prequel series. It was released in April 2011.

51535. The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History

James Collier

The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History is a book written by James Lincoln Collier.

51536. Killer Comet

Patrick Moore

Killer Comet is a book published in 1978 that was written by Patrick Moore.

51537. Spellbound

Anna Dale

Spellbound is a 2008 fantasy/magic novel for children and the 3rd to have been written by British author Anna Dale, the author of Whispering to Witches and Dawn Undercover. Spellbound is used by the University of Winchester as an example of a book produced by an alumnus of their …

51539. Henry Adams

Ernest Samuels

Henry Adams is a book by Ernest Samuels.

51540. 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.

51543. 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 …

51544. The Rock Jockeys

Gary Paulsen

The Rock Jockeys is the fourth novel in the World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was published on March 1, 1995 by Random House. It was later retitled Devil's Wall by Macmillan Children's Books in the UK and released on April 9, 1999.

51546. The Saint Returns

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Returns is a collection of two mystery novellas by Fleming Lee, continuing the adventures of the sleuth Simon Templar aka "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris. This book was first published in the United States in 1968 by The Crime Club, and in the United Kingdom …

51549. The Scalawagons of Oz

John R. Neill

The Scalawagons of Oz is the thirty-fifth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and continued by his successors; it is the second volume in the series both written and illustrated by John R. Neill.

51551. Magnalia Christi Americana

Cotton Mather

Magnalia Christi Americana is a book published in 1702 by Cotton Mather. Its title is in Latin, but its subtitle is in English: The Ecclesiastical History of New England. It was generally written in English and printed in London "for Thomas Parkhurst, at the Bible and Three …

51552. Red Diamond, Private Eye

Mark Schorr

Red Diamond, Private Eye is a book written by Mark Schorr.

51554. 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 …

51558. 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 …

51562. Dummy

Ernest Tidyman

Dummy is a book written by Ernest Tidyman.

51564. The peacock poems

Sherley Anne Williams

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

51567. Puck of Pook's Hill

Rudyard Kipling

Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as …

51568. Doctor Thorne

Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne is the third novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". It is mainly concerned with the romantic problems of Mary Thorne, niece of Doctor Thomas Thorne, and Frank Gresham, the only son of the local squire, although Trollope as the …

51569. The Complete Stories

Flanne Oconnor

The Complete Stories is a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. It was published in 1971 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It comprises all the stories in A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge plus several previously unavailable stories. …

51570. Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of …

51572. Slaine the Defiler

Steven Savile

Slaine the Defiler is a book published in 2007 that was written by Steven Savile.

51577. Fables Vol. 16: Super Group (Fables (Graphic Novels))

Bill Willingham

Now why oh why in this mixed-up world would we saddle an important series that has never had anything to do with Super Heroes with a title like “Super Team”? And why has that snotty little Pinocchio suddenly got it into his head that he needs to design tight-fitting costumes for …

51582. Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the …

51589. The Booster

Eugene Izzi

The Booster is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

51594. Theodore Boone: The Accused

John Grisham

Book 3 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Streenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer. …

51595. Waiting for Sunrise

William Boyd

From one of our most celebrated and imaginative writers comes a spellbinding novel about deception, betrayal, psychoanalysis, and the mysteries of the human heart. William Boyd follows his critically acclaimed novels A Good Man in Africa, Brazzaville Beach, and Ordinary …

51596. 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 …

51597. A Hologram for the King

Dave Eggers

A National Book Award Finalist One of the "New York Times Book Review"'s 10 Best Books of the Year One of the Best Books of the Year from "The Boston Globe" and "San Francisco Chronicle" In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling …

51598. Night Film

Marisha Pessl

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR • Cosmopolitan • Kirkus Reviews • BookPageA page-turning thriller for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, Night Film tells the haunting story of a journalist who becomes obsessed with …

51599. 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 …



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