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 …

51404. 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 …

51405. William Carlos Williams : a new world naked

Paul Mariani

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

51412. 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.

51414. 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.

51415. Twilight Children

James Axler

Twilight Children is the twenty-first book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

51416. Rooms are never finished

Agha Shahid Ali

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

51418. The Devil in the Belfry

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Devil in the Belfry" is a satirical short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in 1839.

51427. Chromatic

H. L. Hix

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

51428. 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 …

51430. Cythera

Richard Calder

Cythera is the fourth novel by British science fiction author Richard Calder, and was first published in 1998. While it is not explicitly advertised as a continuation of Calder's previous novels it does appear to be set in the same universe as his 'Dead...' trilogy, as it …

51431. The Adventures of Mao on the Long March

Frederic Tuten

The Adventures of Mao on the Long March is Frederic Tuten's first published novel. The novel is a fictionalized account of Chairman Mao's rise to power, and is highly experimental in nature, including extensive use of parody and collage.

51433. 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 …

51435. Seven Simeons

Boris Artzybasheff

Seven Simeons is a book by Boris Artzybasheff.

51436. The Rest of Love

Carl Phillips

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

51437. 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 …

51438. Murgunstrumm and Others

Hugh B. Cave

Murgunstrumm and Others is a collection of horror short stories by author Hugh B. Cave. It was released in 1977 by Carcosa in an edition of 2,578 copies of which the 597 copies, that were pre-ordered, were signed by the author and artist. Many of the stories originally appeared …

51440. The Poetics of Murder

Glenn Most

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

51441. The Battle Lost and Won

Olivia Manning

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

51442. Toward a Meaningful Life

Simon Jacobson

Toward a Meaningful Life is a book authored by Chabad Hasidic writer Simon Jacobson. The book became the basis of a six-part course titled Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey for Every Jew by the Jewish Learning Institute. The book elucidates the teachings of …

51443. The blue bedspread

Raj Kamal Jha

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

51444. The Saint in Pursuit

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in Pursuit is the title of a 1970 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 comic strip …

51445. Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that …

Clifton Taulbert

Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values That Build Strong Communities is a memoir by Clifton Taulbert, first published in 1997. It recounts the eight lessons that he learned while growing up in the Mississippi Delta, United States, lessons he attributes to the "front …

51450. Conan and the Amazon

John Maddox Roberts

Conan and the Amazon is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1995. It was reprinted by Tor in April 1999.

51452. The Submarine Caper

Franklin W. Dixon

The Submarine Caper is the 68th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

51456. 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 …

51459. Eva-Mary

Linda McCarriston

Eva-Mary is a book written by Linda McCarriston.

51460. 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 …

51464. Inside U.S.A.

John Gunther

Inside U.S.A. is a nonfiction book by John Gunther, first published in 1947 and one of that year's best-selling nonfiction books in the United States. It describes the author's observations during 13 months of travel through the 48 U.S. states beginning in November 1944.

51465. Bottom Liner Blues

K. C. Constantine

Bottom Liner Blues is a crime novel by the American writer K.C. Constantine set in 1990s Rocksburg, a fictional, blue-collar, Rustbelt town in Western Pennsylvania. Mario Balzic is the protagonist, an atypical detective for the genre, a Serbo-Italian American cop, middle-aged, …

51468. Crazy Therapies

Margaret Singer

Crazy Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work? is a book by psychologist Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich published by Jossey-Bass in 1996. Singer and Lalich explore myriad wildly controversial claims often made in the psychotherapeutic industry.

51472. Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and …

Marilynne Robinson

Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution is a work of nonfiction by Marilynne Robinson that tells the story of Sellafield, a government nuclear reprocessing plant located on the coast of the Irish Sea. The book shows how the closest village to Sellafield …

51473. The Ultimate Resource

Julian Lincoln Simon

The Ultimate Resource is a 1981 book written by Julian Lincoln Simon challenging the notion that humanity was running out of natural resources. It was revised in 1996 as The Ultimate Resource 2.

51474. Smirt

James Branch Cabell

Smirt: An Urbane Nightmare is a 1934 satirical romance novel by James Branch Cabell, the opening volume in his trilogy The Nightmare Has Triplets. The two later romances of this trilogy are Smith and Smire.

51477. Batman: Inferno

Alex Irvine

Batman: Inferno is a novel set in the universe of DC Comics superhero Batman and was penned by Alex Irvine, a writer and assistant professor of English at the University of Maine. The novel is a sequel to Batman: Dead White and is the second installment in a trilogy of Batman …

51479. The Problem of Cell 13

Jacques Futrelle

"The Problem of Cell 13" is a short story by Jacques Futrelle first published in 1905 and later collected in The Thinking Machine, which was featured in crime writer H. R. F. Keating's list of the 100 best crime and mystery books ever published. The story was selected by science …

51488. Trail of Bones

Mark London Williams

Trail of Bones is a book published in 2005 that was written by Mark London Williams.

51489. 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.

51490. Uncovering Sadie's Secrets

Libby Sternberg

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

51491. The First Protector

James White

The First Protector is a book published in 2000 that was written by James White.

51495. How Wikipedia Works

Phoebe Ayers

How Wikipedia Works is a 2008 book by Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates. It is a how-to reference for using and contributing to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, targeted at "students, professors, and everyday experts and fans". It offers specific sections for teachers, …

51498. Winter Chill

Jon Cleary

Winter Chill is a 1995 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the twelfth book featuring Sydney detective Scobie Malone and centers on the death of an American lawyer at a convention - and the murder of the security guard who found him.

51502. 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.

51503. A Dark Winter

Dave Luckett

A Dark Winter is a 1998 fantasy novel by Dave Luckett. It follows the story of Willan "Will" de Parkin who along with Silvus and Sister Winterridge have set out to defeat the Dark armies and save the castle of Ys.

51506. False Prophets

David Hagberg

False Prophets is a book written by Sean Flannery.

51507. The Black Dragon

Appleton

The Black Dragon is a book published in 1991 that was written by Bill McCay under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

51509. The World Next Door

Brad Ferguson

The World Next Door is a 1990 science fiction novel by Brad Ferguson, combining in a novel way the subgenres of alternate history and of predicting the Third World War. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in October 1990. The book is an expansion of a short story of …

51511. The Jolly Corner

Henry James

"The Jolly Corner" is a short story by Henry James published first in the magazine The English Review of December, 1908. One of James' most noted ghost stories, "The Jolly Corner" describes the adventures of Spencer Brydon as he prowls the now-empty New York house where he grew …

51517. From Cliché to Archetype

Marshall McLuhan

From Cliché to Archetype is a 1970 book by Marshall McLuhan and Canadian poet Wilfred Watson. The authors discuss the various implications of the verbal cliché and of the archetype. One major facet in McLuhan's overall framework introduced in this book that is seldom noticed is …

51518. 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 …

51520. Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now

Steve Turner

Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now is a biography of musician Van Morrison, written by Steve Turner. It was first published in 1993 in the United States by Penguin Group, and in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing. Turner first met Van Morrison in 1985; he interviewed …

51522. Keep the Giraffe Burning

John Thomas Sladek

Keep the Giraffe Burning was a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1977.

51523. 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.

51524. 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.

51525. Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles

Samuel N. Rosenberg

Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles, or the "Book of Galehaut" Retold, by Patricia Terry and Samuel N. Rosenberg, is a modern retelling of the Prose Lancelot, a major source of Arthurian Legend. It follows the arc of Lancelot's life, his adventures and the well-known …

51526. 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.

51527. The House in Lordship Lane

A. E. W. Mason

The House in Lordship Lane is a 1946 British detective novel written by A.E.W. Mason. It is the fifth and final novel in the Hanaud series of stories featuring Inspector Hanaud of the French police. Unlike the rest of the series, the story is set in England in the Lordship Lane …

51531. The Stars My Destination

Alfred Bester

The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester. Originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in four parts beginning with the October 1956 issue, it first appeared in book form in the United Kingdom as Tiger! Tiger! – after William Blake's poem "The Tyger", the …

51532. Keep Me in Mind

Nancy Holder

Keep Me In Mind is an original game-novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is the second in the line of Buffy books called Stake your Own Destiny, modeled after the popular Choose Your Own Adventure series in which the reader decides the fate of …

51533. 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?".

51534. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

51535. The Saint on TV

Leslie Charteris

The Saint on TV 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 …

51536. 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.

51538. The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola …

Nikola Tesla

The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla is a book compiled and edited by Thomas Commerford Martin detailing the work of Nikola Tesla up to 1893. The book is a comprehensive compilation of Tesla's early work with many illustrations.

51551. 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 …

51553. The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton

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

51561. 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.

51564. SVK

Warren Ellis

51565. Stuck in Fast Forward

Damien Broderick

Stuck in Fast Forward, also known as The Hunger of Time in an expanded edition, is a 1999 young-adult science fiction novel by Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes. It follows the story of Donald and his family who decide to travel forward in time in order to wait out the disaster …

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.

51571. A Matter of Honour

Jeffrey Archer

A Matter of Honour is a novel by Jeffrey Archer, first published in 1986.

51572. 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 …

51573. Join My Cult

James Curcio

Join My Cult is a subversive, satirical novel written by James Curcio and released by New Falcon Publications. It is a work of collaborative fiction based on real events. In a subsequent interview the author said the book was meant to be a prologue for his second novel, Fallen …

51574. A Forest Apart

Troy Denning

A Forest Apart is a 2003 Star Wars ebook written by Troy Denning. The novel is set before Tatooine Ghost in the Star Wars Expanded Universe timeline. The novel is also available as part of the Tatooine Ghost paperback. In the novel, Lumpawarrump heads to Coruscant to spend time …

51582. Lady Athlyne

Bram Stoker

Lady Athlyne is a romance novel by Bram Stoker, written in 1908. It was published one year before the release of Stoker's The Lady of the Shroud.

51586. 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 …

51587. The Dare Game

Jacqueline Wilson

The Dare Game is a children's novel written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, first published in 2000. It is a sequel to the best-selling The Story of Tracy Beaker.

51588. Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

Death on Sacred Ground is a book written by Harriet K. Feder.

51594. The Walking Dead, Book 7

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 7 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

51595. 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 …

51597. 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 …

51598. Misery

Stephen King

Misery is a 1987 psychological horror novel by Stephen King. The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, and was later made into a Hollywood film and an off-Broadway play of the same name. When King was writing Misery in 1985 he planned the book …

51599. Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Rick Riordan

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style …

51600. 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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