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.

51603. The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam

Bat Ye'or

The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam is a book by Bat Ye'or. The book was first published in French in 1980, and was titled Le Dhimmi : Profil de l'opprimé en Orient et en Afrique du Nord depuis la conquête Arabe. It was translated into English and published in 1985 under …

51605. Homely Girl: A Life

Arthur Miller

Homely Girl: A Life is a 1992 collection of three short stories by Arthur Miller. In Britain the collection was published under the title Plain Girl

51606. Making Good Again

Lionel Davidson

Making Good Again is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

51607. Restoring the Lost Constitution

Randy Barnett

Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty is a 2003 book about the United States Constitution written by Randy Barnett, a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. In the book, Barnett outlines his theory of constitutional legitimacy, …

51610. 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. …

51611. The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective …

51617. Alexis Rockman

Stephen Jay Gould

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

51619. Become the Hunted

Jefferson P. Swycaffer

Become the Hunted is a book published in 1985 that was written by Jefferson P. Swycaffer.

51620. 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, …

51624. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. In Dred (1856), Stowe attempts to explore the issue of slavery from an African American …

51633. 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.

51640. Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers

John Marsden Reilly

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

51641. The Doings of Raffles Haw

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

51645. Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

Joan Howard Maurer

Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge is a biography of Three Stooges member Jerome Howard written by his niece, Joan Howard Maurer. It recounts her own memories of her uncle, along with interviews with various living relatives that had memories of the rotund …

51650. 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.

51651. 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 …

51652. Silence Among the Weapons

John Arden

Silence Among the Weapons is a novel written by John Arden.

51653. Five Little Monkeys

Juliet Kepes

Five Little Monkeys is a book by Juliet Kepes.

51654. Runaway Papoose

Grace Moon

Runaway Papoose is a children's novel by Grace Moon. It is a contemporary story of Native American children from the southwestern United States. Illustrated by the author's husband, Carl Moon, the novel was first published in 1928 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1929.

51655. Sing Mother Goose

Opal Wheeler

Sing Mother Goose is a book written by Opal Wheeler and illustrated by Marjorie Torrey.

51656. Mission to the Heart Stars

James Blish

Mission to the Heart Stars is a book publishedin 1965 that was written by James Blish.

51657. The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid

L. Sprague de Camp

The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid is a 1982 collection of two science fiction novels by L. Sprague de Camp. Both works are part of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. The collection was first …

51658. 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 …

51659. 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 …

51660. 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.

51663. Benita, An African Romance

H. Rider Haggard

Benita: An African Romance is a 1906 novel by H Rider Haggard.

51666. 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 …

51669. 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 …

51670. Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning

Lionel Trilling

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

51675. 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.

51676. Magnetic North

Linda Gregerson

Magnetic North is a book written by Linda Gregerson.

51679. The Profits of Religion

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a nonfiction book, first published in 1917, by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the U.S. before its entry into World War I. The book is …

51680. Poems

Alan Dugan

Poems is a book written by Alan Dugan.

51681. Ross Macdonald

Matthew J. Bruccoli

Ross Macdonald is a book written by Matthew Bruccoli.

51682. Harlem renaissance

Nathan Huggins

Harlem renaissance is a book written by Harlem renaissance.

51683. Constellations

Peter Crowther

Constellations is a science fiction anthology of all-new short stories edited by Peter Crowther, the fourth in his themed science fiction anthology series for DAW Books. The stories are all intended to be inspired by the theme of constellations. The book was published in 2005. …

51684. Alien Landscapes

Robert Holdstock

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

51685. Black Empire

George Schuyler

Black Empire was a tongue-in-cheek speculative fiction novel by conservative African American writer George S. Schuyler originally published under his pseudonym of Samuel I. Brooks. The two halves of the book originally ran as weekly serials in the Pittsburgh Courier. "Black …

51686. Facing Mount Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta

Facing Mount Kenya, first published in 1938, is an anthropological study of the people of the Kikuyu ethnicity of central Kenya. It was written by native Kikuyu and future Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta. The book's introduction was written by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, …

51691. Necropolis

Basil Copper

Necropolis is a British Gothic novel by author Basil Copper. It was published by Arkham House in 1980 in an edition of 4,050 copies. It was Copper's third book published by Arkham House.

51695. Still Life

Malcolm Rose

Still Life is a book published in 1998 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

51697. 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.

51698. The Boys of San Joaquin

D. James Smith

The Boys of San Joaquin is a book by David James Smith.

51699. The White Phantom

Patrick McCormack

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

51701. Shiloh

James Reasoner

Shiloh is a book published in 1999 that was written by James Reasoner.

51706. Voyages by Starlight

Ian R. MacLeod

Voyages by Starlight is a collection of science fiction and horror stories by author Ian R. MacLeod. It was released in 1996 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,542 copies. The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science …

51709. Flanimals of the Deep

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals of the Deep is the third book in the Flanimals series from British comedian Ricky Gervais and illustrator Rob Steen. The book was published by Faber and Faber, London, UK on 5 October 2006 and includes such Flanimals as the Mulgi, Flambols, Bif Uddlers and Mulons. …

51712. A Perfumed Scorpion

Idries Shah

A Perfumed Scorpion is a book by the prolific noted writer on Sufism, Idries Shah, that was first published by Octagon Press in 1978, the same year that he published two other major works: Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way and The Hundred Tales …

51716. The Steam-Driven Boy and Other Strangers

John Thomas Sladek

The Steam-Driven Boy and other strangers is a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1973.

51719. Terminal Freedom

Daniel Keys Moran

Terminal Freedom is a book published in 1997 that was written by Daniel Keys Moran.

51720. Rome and a villa

Eleanor Clark

Rome and a villa is a book written by Eleanor Clark.

51722. 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 …

51728. Legacy Of Wolves

Marsheila Rockwell

Legacy of Wolves is a fantasy novel by Marsheila Rockwell, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Inquisitives" series. It was published in paperback in June 2007.

51730. 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 …

51731. 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 …

51732. 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 …

51737. 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 …

51738. Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into …

51739. 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 …

51741. Land above the trees

Ann Zwinger

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

51742. 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.

51746. Boy O'Boy

Brian Doyle

Boy O'Boy is a 2003 novel by Brian Doyle. It was named Book of the Year for Children by the Canadian Library Association. Martin O'Boy, nicknamed Boy O’Boy, is the young narrator of this story set the summer of 1945. Martin reflects on the ups and downs of his family and …

51748. The Dominica Story

Lennox Honychurch

The Dominica Story: A History of the Island is a history book from 1975, written by famed Dominican historian Lennox Honychurch. Originally presented as a miniseries for Radio Dominica in 1974, the inaugural edition covered every aspect of local history from prehistory up to the …

51750. Inclusion and Democracy

Iris Marion Young

Inclusion and Democracy is a 2001 book by Iris Marion Young, published by Oxford University Press.

51751. O My America

Johanna Kaplan

O My America is a book by Johanna Kaplan.

51756. 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 …

51765. The Hired Man

Melvyn Bragg

The Hired Man is a novel by Melvyn Bragg, first published in 1969. It is the first part of Bragg's Cumbrian Trilogy. The story is set predominantly in the rural area around Thurston, from the 1890s to the 1920s, and follows the life of John Tallentire, a farm labourer and coal …

51769. Father Brown of the Church of Rome: Selected Mystery …

G. K. Chesterton

Father Brown of the Church of Rome: Selected Mystery Stories is a book by G. K. Chesterton.

51770. The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel …

51772. How to Avoid Huge Ships

John W. Trimmer

How to Avoid Huge Ships is a 1982 book by Captain John W. Trimmer, a Master Mariner and Seattle harbor pilot. The first edition was self-published from Trimmer's home in Seattle, and carried the subtitle Or: I Never Met a Ship I Liked. It is a maritime operations guidance book, …

51774. 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 …

51779. Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722. It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised novelist, …

51780. Beyond the Rocks

Elinor Glyn

Beyond the Rocks is a 1906 novel by Elinor Glyn. The novel was later adapted into a 1922 silent film in which Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino starred together for the only time. The film was directed by Sam Wood and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

51782. Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Macbeth /məkˈbɛθ/ is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The …

51785. 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 …

51787. The Tiger in the Smoke

Margery Allingham

The Tiger in the Smoke is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1952 in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus and in the United States by Doubleday. It is the fourteenth novel in the Albert Campion series. Author J. K. Rowling revealed that is her favorite …

51789. 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.

51795. Supergod Volume 1 TP

Warren Ellis

Praying to be saved by a man who can fly will get you killed! From Warren Ellis, the creator of THE AUTHORITY and PLANETARY, comes the most horrifying superhero comic you’ll ever read! When scientists build messianic super-humans to save the world, no one thought about how these …

51796. The Price of Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, …

51797. Night Film

Marisha Pessl

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED 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 …

51798. Saga Book One

Brian K. Vaughan

Collecting the first 18 issues of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how SAGA is really made. Altogether, …



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