The most popular books in English
from 51601 to 51800

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.

51601. A Pocketful of Rye

A. J. Cronin

A Pocketful of Rye is a 1969 novel by A. J. Cronin about a young Scottish doctor, Carroll, and his life in Switzerland. It is a sequel to A Song of Sixpence. As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences as a doctor for this book. The titles of both …

51602. Collision Course

Robert Silverberg

Collision Course is a novel by science fiction author Robert Silverberg first published in hardcover in 1961 by Avalon Books and reprinted in paperback as an Ace Double later that year. Ace reissued it as a stand-alone volume in 1977 and 1982; a Tor paperback appeared in 1988. …

51606. Presentation Piece

EDITOR MARILYN HACKER

Presentation Piece is a book written by Marilyn Hacker.

51608. The Purcell Papers

Sheridan Le Fanu

The Purcell Papers is a collection of stories by author J. Sheridan LeFanu. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,288 copies. It was the author's second collection published by Arkham House. The book does not include all of the stories in the 1880 book, The …

51614. 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.

51621. Deep Empire

James Axler

Deep Empire is the nineteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

51622. 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.

51623. Rooms are never finished

Agha Shahid Ali

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

51636. The Doings of Raffles Haw

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

51637. Lookout Cartridge

Joseph McElroy

Lookout Cartridge is Joseph McElroy's fourth novel. The narrator, Cartwright, had made with his friend Dagger a fairly pointless art film/documentary using loaned professional equipment, with scenes set in Stonehenge, Hyde Park, and other locations in England, plus one scene in …

51642. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 24 October 1960. It is the only Christie first edition published in the UK that contains stories …

51643. 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 …

51644. Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Helen Dean Fish

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

51645. Seven Simeons

Boris Artzybasheff

Seven Simeons is a book by Boris Artzybasheff.

51646. Fire and Sleet and Candlelight

August Derleth

Fire and Sleet and Candlelight was a poetry anthology edited by August Derleth, and published in 1961 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,026 copies. The title was suggested to Derleth by Lin Carter and is taken from the Lyke-Wake Dirge. For this companion volume to Dark of the …

51647. 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 …

51648. The Battle Lost and Won

Olivia Manning

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

51649. Benita, An African Romance

H. Rider Haggard

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

51651. Leviathan: Authoritative Text : Backgrounds …

Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil—commonly referred to as Leviathan—is a book written by Thomas Hobbes and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and …

51653. 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.

51654. Sunrise

Chassie West

Sunrise is a book written by Chassie West.

51655. 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.

51658. Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning

Lionel Trilling

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

51659. 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 …

51661. Alone with America

Richard Howard

Alone with America is a book written by Richard Howard.

51662. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky

The Golem: A Jewish Legend is a book by Beverly Brodsky.

51663. Land They Fought For

Clifford Dowdey

Land They Fought For is a book written by Clifford Dowdey.

51664. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

David Brion Davis

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture written by David Brion Davis and published by Cornell University Press in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1967. It was republished in 1988 by Oxford University Press Davis in his introduction lays out the basic …

51666. The Man Who Could Not Shudder

John Dickson Carr

The Man Who Could Not Shudder, first published in 1940, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.

51667. 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, …

51668. Rapture

Susan Mitchell

Rapture is a book written by Susan Mitchell.

51669. Poems

Alan Dugan

Poems is a book written by Alan Dugan.

51670. It Takes a Family

Rick Santorum

It Takes a Family is a 2005 book by then Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. The title is a response to the 1996 book It Takes a Village by then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the book, Santorum states that the family structure is necessary. He argues that liberal social …

51673. The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and …

Jack L. Chalker

The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History is a book written by Jack L. Chalker and Mark Owings.

51674. 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 …

51677. The copper elephant

Adam Rapp

The Copper Elephant is a young adult science fiction novel by Adam Rapp. It was published 2 November 1999 by Front Street, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press. The story is told from the perspective on an eleven-year-old girl, Whensday Bluehouse. She lives in a future ruled by a …

51679. 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. …

51681. High Priest

Warren Murphy

High Priest is a book published in 1987 that was written by Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy.

51685. The Howler

R. L. Stine

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

51686. Killing Kin

Chassie West

Killing Kin is a book written by Chassie West.

51688. The First Protector

James White

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

51690. The Squirrel Wife

Philippa Pearce

The Squirrel Wife is the title of a children's fairy tale written by Philippa Pearce and first illustrated by Derek Collard. This original fairy tale published by Longman Young in 1971 has subsequently been republished in Middlesex: New York; Paris and Madrid. Bill Geldart is …

51691. Judas Country

Gavin Lyall

Judas Country is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1975.

51693. The Revolt of Aphrodite

Lawrence Durrell

The Revolt of Aphrodite consists of two novels by British writer Lawrence Durrell, published in 1968 and 1970. The individual volumes, Tunc and Nunquam, were less successful that his earlier The Alexandria Quartet, in part because they deviate significantly from his earlier …

51694. Kindling

Mick Farren

Kindling is the first novel in the Flame of Evil series written by Mick Farren, featuring The Four: a mythical group of young adults with supernatural powers. Its first edition was published in August 2004, and its first mass-market edition in February 2004.

51696. The Expanse

Jeanne Kalogridis

The Expanse is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released in October 2003.

51699. The Magic Wars

Jo Clayton

The Magic Wars is a book published in 1993 that was written by Jo Clayton.

51705. Gift of the Gods

Sally Malcolm

Gift of the Gods is a audiobook published in 2008 that was written by Sally Malcolm.

51707. 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 …

51708. 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 …

51709. 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 …

51713. Darkroom

Graham Masterton

A spate of unexplained fires spreads across Los Angeles, killing indiscriminately, tearing up the city, destroying people's faith. There seems to be no probable cause for the fires; arson and murder are not suspected but surely they can't have been started by something as …

51716. 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 …

51717. Silk Stalkings: When Women Write of Murder

Victoria Nichols

Silk Stalkings: More Women Write of Murder is a book by Susan Thompson and Victoria Nichols.

51718. The evolution of human sexuality

Donald Symons

The Evolution of Human Sexuality is a 1979 book by anthropologist Donald Symons, a classic work on human sexual evolution.

51721. The Coming China Wars

Peter Navarro

The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought, How They Can Be Won is a book by Peter Navarro published by FT Press in. Navarro examines China as an emerging world power confronting challenges at home and abroad as it struggles to exert itself in the global market. He also …

51722. The Saint and the Fiction Makers

Leslie Charteris

The Saint and the Fiction Makers is the title of a 1968 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 …

51727. One Winter in Eden

Michael Bishop

One Winter in Eden is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by author Michael Bishop. It was released in 1984 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,596 copies. It was the author's second book published by Arkham House.

51728. 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.

51729. 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.

51730. The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History

James Collier

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

51731. 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.

51733. Henry Adams

Ernest Samuels

Henry Adams is a book by Ernest Samuels.

51735. Terre Haute

Will Aitken

Terre Haute is a 1989 novel by Will Aitken. Terre Haute describes a year in the life of fourteen-year-old Jared McCaverty, a bright and attractive young boy going through puberty in Terre Haute, Indiana. Jared, who comes from a wealthy family, is many ways a happy boy, but he is …

51737. The Midnight Bell

Francis Lathom

The Midnight Bell is a gothic novel by Francis Lathom. It was one of the seven "horrid novels" lampooned by Jane Austen in her novel Northanger Abbey. Dear creature! How much I am obliged to you; and when you have finished Udolpho, we will read the Italian together; and I have …

51740. The Best Ye Breed

Mack Reynolds

The Best Ye Breed is a science fiction novella by Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds. In terms of plot, it is the third in a sequence of near-future stories set in North Africa, which also includes Black Man's Burden, Border, Breed nor Birth, and "Black Sheep Astray". The Best Ye …

51742. 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 …

51743. 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 …

51762. 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 …

51767. Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the conquest of …

Robert V. Bruce

Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the conquest of solitude is a book written by Robert V. Bruce.

51768. 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 …

51775. 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 …

51777. Face the Fear

Chris Archer

Face the Fear is a book published in 1998 that was written by Chris Archer.

51779. The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages: An …

Glynn Winskel

The formal semantics of programming languages : An Introduction is a book written by Glynn Winskel.

51780. 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 …

51783. The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox …

David Berger

The Rebbe the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference is a book by Rabbi Dr. David Berger on the topic of Chabad messianism and the mainstream orthodox Jewish reaction to that trend. Rabbi Berger addresses the Chabad-Messianic question, regarding a dead Moshiach, from …

51784. The Booster

Eugene Izzi

The Booster is a book written by Eugene Izzi.

51785. Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters

Marc Cerasini

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

51786. Night Cruise

Billie Sue Mosiman

Night Cruise is a book written by Billie Sue Mosiman.

51787. Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

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

51798. Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Ace Atkins

Lullaby is the 41st novel featuring Robert B. Parker's fictional detective Spenser. It is also the first official Spenser novel not penned by the noted author, but by Ace Atkins. Atkins was asked to write the novel after the death of Parker in 2010. This novel follows Spenser as …

51800. The Witness

Nora Roberts

Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.Twelve years later, the woman known …



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