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.

51803. 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 …

51806. The Time Traders

Andre Norton

The Time Traders is the first novel in The Time Traders series by Andre Norton. It was first published in 1958, and has been printed in several editions. It was updated by Norton in 2000 to account for real world changes. It is part of Norton's Forerunner universe. The Time …

51807. Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott

Castle Dangerous was the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.

51808. 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 …

51809. 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 …

51810. Dance Down the Stars

Jo Clayton

Dance Down the Stars is a book published in 1994 that was written by Jo Clayton.

51812. 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 …

51815. 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" …

51818. 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.

51826. Lost Worlds

Lin Carter

Lost Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in 1980. The book collects eight stories by Carter, three of them collaborative, on the subject of such "lost worlds" as Atlantis, Mu, …

51828. Chromatic

H. L. Hix

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

51829. Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley

Crome Yellow is the first novel by British author Aldous Huxley, published in 1921. In the book, Huxley satirises the fads and fashions of the time. It is the story of a house party at Crome, a parodic version of Garsington Manor, home of Lady Ottoline Morrell, a house where …

51833. 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 …

51834. 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 …

51835. 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 …

51837. Hosie's Alphabet

Leonard Baskin

Hosie's Alphabet is a book by Leonard Baskin.

51839. Paradise

Elena Castedo

Paradise is a book written by Elena Castedo.

51840. Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia

Nora Burglon

Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia is a children's novel by Nora Burglon, published by Doubleday, Doran & Co. in 1932 with illustrations by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Set in Sweden in the early 1900s, it tells the story of a poor family whose ability and hard work …

51841. The Fairy Circus

Dorothy P. Lathrop

The Fairy Circus is a children's book written and illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop. In this book, the fairies, enchanted by a human circus which visits their meadow, put on a circus of their own with the woodland creatures. First published in 1931, it was a Newbery Honor …

51842. Houses from the Sea

Alice Goudey

Houses from the Sea is a book written by Alice Goudey and illustrated by Adrienne Adams.

51843. Leader By Destiny

Jeanette Eaton

Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot is a biography of George Washington written for children by Jeanette Eaton. Illustrated by Jack Manley Rosé, it was first published in 1938 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1939.

51844. Whistler's Van

Idwal Jones

Whistler's Van is a children's novel by Idwal Jones. Set in rural Wales shortly after World War I, it tells the story of a young farmboy, Gwilyn, who spends one summer traveling with the gypsies. The novel, illustrated by Zhenya Gay, was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery …

51845. Collected Ghost Stories

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Collected Ghost Stories is a collection of stories by author Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman. It was released in 1974 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,155 copies. The book is the first collection of all of Wilkins-Freeman's supernatural stories and her first book published by Arkham …

51846. Deadly Perfume

Gordon Thomas

Deadly Perfume is a 1991 thriller novel written by Gordon Thomas. It follows Lieutenant Colonel David Morton, a Mossad agent, trying to prevent the international terrorist, Raza, from releasing a highly lethal form of Anthrax.

51847. The Blue Gate of Babylon

Paul Pickering

The Blue Gate of Babylon is the third comic novel by British writer Paul Pickering. It was published by Chatto & Windus and Penguin Books in the United Kingdom and Random House in the United States, was long-listed for the Booker Prize, became a New York Times notable book …

51848. Benita, An African Romance

H. Rider Haggard

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

51850. The conduct of life

Lewis Mumford

The Conduct of Life is a book written by Lewis Mumford.

51855. Shadrach's Crossing

Avi

Shadrach's Crossing is a book by Avi Wortis.

51857. The Accident

Todd Strasser

The Accident is a book written by Todd Strasser.

51858. 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.

51859. A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The collection was first published in 1955. The subjects of the short stories range from baptism to serial killers to human greed and exploitation. The majority of …

51861. A Woman of the Future

David Ireland

A Woman of the Future is a Miles Franklin Award and Age Book of the Year winning novel by Australian author David Ireland. As a result of this novel Ireland was "being hailed as the successor to Patrick White and the antipodean rival of the great American satirist Kurt …

51864. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky

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

51867. Land They Fought For

Clifford Dowdey

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

51869. Blood Echoes

Thomas H. Cook

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

51870. 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, …

51873. Drift and mastery

Walter Lippmann

Drift and Mastery: An Attempt to Diagnose the Current Unrest is the second book by American journalist and political thinker Walter Lippmann. Published in the Fall of 1914, Drift and Mastery argues that rational scientific governing can overcome forces of societal drift. …

51875. Ross MacDonald

Tom Nolan

Ross MacDonald: A Biography is a book by Tom Nolan.

51879. Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa

Warhorses is a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry nominee.

51880. Reefer Madness

Larry Sloman

Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America is a book by Larry "Ratso" Sloman, originally published in 1979. The book is a history of social marijuana use in the United States. The book was reissued in 1998 with an introduction by William S. Burroughs.

51887. The Howler

R. L. Stine

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

51888. High Wire

Kam Majd

High Wire is a book written by Kam Majd.

51889. Uncovering Sadie's Secrets

Libby Sternberg

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

51890. The Land Behind the World

Anne Spencer Parry

The Land Behind the World is a book published in 1976 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

51892. 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 …

51896. The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide

Christina Scull

The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, following their 2005 The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion is a two volume work of reference on J. R. R. Tolkien and Tolkien studies. Volume 1 "Reader's Guide" has information on people, …

51901. Escape From Roksamur

Mark Shepherd

Escape From Roksamur is a book published in 1997 that was written by Mark Shepherd.

51902. Murder Manual

Steven Womack

Murder Manual is a book written by Steven Womack.

51903. 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.

51907. Terminal Freedom

Daniel Keys Moran

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

51908. Strange Brother

Blair Niles

Strange Brother is a gay novel written by Blair Niles published in 1931. The story is about a platonic relationship between a heterosexual woman and a gay man and takes place in New York City in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Strange Brother provides an early and objective …

51909. Death in Delhi

Gary Gygax

Death in Delhi is a book published in 1993 that was written by Gary Gygax.

51915. Conan The Bold

John Maddox Roberts

Conan the Bold is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1989 and reprinted in June 1997.

51919. 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.

51929. 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 …

51934. 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.

51935. K

Mary Roberts Rinehart

K. is a crime novel by the American writer Mary Roberts Rinehart set in post-Victorian era Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which has been a part of the city of Pittsburgh since 1907. The novel tells the story of Sidney, who takes in a boarder with the initial K. and whose presence …

51936. Ask for a Convertible

Danit Brown

When eleven-year-old Osnat Greenberg and her parents move to Michigan from Tel Aviv, they arrive in a place that feels too quiet, too damp and too big. Kids are taken aback by Osnat’s origins — “You lived in Israel? Weren’t you scared?” — and make fun of her name: “Why are you …

51944. The Beechers

Milton Rugoff

The Beechers is a book written by Milton Rugoff.

51950. Dark Maze

Thomas Adcock

Dark Maze is a book written by Thomas Adcock.

51952. Airport

Arthur Hailey

Airport is a bestselling 1968 novel by Arthur Hailey about a large metropolitan airport and the personalities of the people who use, rely and suffer from its operation. This book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy, Dean Martin and Van …

51954. 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 …

51955. Wizard's First Rule

Terry Goodkind

Wizard's First Rule, written by Terry Goodkind, is the first book in the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth. Published by Tor Books, it was released on August 15, 1994 in hardcover, and in paperback on July 15, 1997. The book was also re-released with new cover artwork by …

51958. The Right to Write

Julia Cameron

The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life, by Julia Cameron is a non-fiction book written in first-person point of view about the creative process. This book can be meant for anyone who has an interest in writing and for existing writers who might …

51962. 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 …

51965. The Succession to Muḥammad

Wilferd Madelung

In a comprehensive study of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the conflict which developed after Muhammad's death for the leadership of the Muslim community. He pursues the history of this conflict through the reign of the four 'Rightly Guided' caliphs to its …

51966. The Strain

Guillermo and Hogan Toro, Chuck Del

The Strain is a 2009 vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, and was followed by The Fall and The Night Eternal. Del Toro first envisioned the story line as a television series, but was unable to find a buyer …

51969. Heat Lightning

John Lantigua

Heat Lightning is a book written by John Lantigua.

51973. 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 …

51974. Lovecraft Remembered

Peter Cannon

Lovecraft Remembered is a collection of memoirs about H. P. Lovecraft and is edited by Peter Cannon. It was released in 1998 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,579 copies. Nearly all the memoirs from previous Arkham publications of Lovecraft miscellany are included.

51977. 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 …

51980. 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 …

51981. Amen Corner

Rick Shefchik

Amen Corner is a 2007 novel by American author Rick Shefchik, published March 9 by Poisoned Pen Press. A mystery/thriller set at the Masters Tournament of golf, it centers on Minneapolis police detective and amateur golfer Sam Skarda, as he competes in his first Masters and …

51982. The Third Gate

Lincoln Child

The Third Gate is the fifth solo novel by American writer Lincoln Child. The novel was released on June 12, 2012 by Doubleday. The book is also the third installment in the Jeremy Logan series.

51984. Edgar Allan Poe, A Biography

Milton Meltzer

As the title suggests, "Edgar Allan Poe, A Biography" is a biography of American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe, by Milton Meltzer.

51990. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters, …

Rick Riordan

NOTE: This is a graphic novel Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of …

51991. A Game of Thrones

George Martin

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on August 6, 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award and was nominated for both the 1997 Nebula Award and the 1997 …

51992. Alan Moore's Neonomicon Signed Limited Hardcover

Alan Moore

Alan Moore, the best-selling graphic novelist of all time, delivers an original, chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror!Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, FROM HELL) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two …

51993. 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 …

51994. The Fall of the House of Usher

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1839.

51995. 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. …

51996. 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 …

51998. Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, …

Anne Applebaum

National Book Award Finalist TIME Magazine's #1 Nonfiction Book of 2012 A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2012 Best Nonfiction of 2012: The Wall Street Journal, The Plain Dealer In the much-anticipated follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, …

51999. 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 …



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