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.

51804. 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 …

51805. 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 …

51808. 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. …

51810. 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 …

51811. The Early Work of Philip K. Dick Volume 1: The …

Philip K. Dick

Edited and selected by noted scholar Gregg Rickman, The Early Work of Philip K. Dick, Volume One: 1952-1953, and Volume Two: 1953-1954, encompasses a total of twenty-six stories from the early years of Philip K. Dick. With extensive story notes and introductions by Rickman, and …

51812. Subjects of Desire

Judith Butler

Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France is a 1987 book by philosopher Judith Butler, it was her first published book, and based on her Phd dissertation.

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. Burton and Speke

William Harrison

Burton and Speke is a 1982 historical novel by William Harrison recounting the 1857 expedition of the search for the source of the Nile by the famous Victorian explorer, linguist and anthropologist Sir Richard Burton and English aristocrat and amateur hunter John Hanning Speke. …

51821. A Question of Guilt

Carolyn Keene

A Question of Guilt is a novel in the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew super mystery series.

51825. The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal …

Henry Reynolds

The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia is a history book published in 1981 by Australian historian Henry Reynolds. It is a study of Aboriginal Australian resistance to the British settlement, or invasion, of Australia from …

51829. Netlink

William H. Keith, Jr.

Netlink is a book published in 1995 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

51830. 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.

51831. 30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead

Steve Niles

30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead is the first novel spinoff of the 30 Days of Night comic series. It is co-written by Steve Niles and Jeff Mariotte. Rumors of the Undead is set in between the original comic and the first comic sequel, Dark Days. It centers on FBI agents …

51832. Carnosaur

John Brosnan

Carnosaur is a horror novel written by Australian author John Brosnan, under the pseudonym of Harry Adam Knight. A film adaptation was made in 1993 by Adam Simon. The novel bears several similarities to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, though Carnosaur preceded the latter work …

51835. The Exeter Blitz

David Rees

The Exeter Blitz is a children's historical novel by David Rees, published by Hamilton in 1978. Set in the southwestern England city of Exeter, partly at Exeter Cathedral, it features the heavy May 1942 air raid and its effect on the life of one family, the Lockwoods. Rees won …

51836. You Can Write Chinese

Kurt Wiese

You Can Write Chinese is a book by Kurt Wiese.

51837. Houses from the Sea

Alice Goudey

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

51838. Men, Microscopes, and Living Things

Katherine Binney Shippen

Men, Microscopes, and Living Things is a children's book written by the American author Katherine Shippen and illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. The book was first published in 1955 and is a 1956 Newbery Honor recipient.

51839. Sing Mother Goose

Opal Wheeler

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

51840. The Story of Appleby Capple

Anne Parrish

The Story of Appleby Capple is a complex children's alphabet book by Anne Parrish in which alliterative narrative, each chapter focusing on a different letter, is used to tell a story. Appleby Capple is a five-year-old on his way to Cousin Clement's 99th birthday party; he has a …

51841. Winterbound

Margery Williams

Winterbound is a children's novel by Margery Williams. It is a family story set in a Connecticut farmhouse during the Great Depression. Nineteen-year-old Kay and sixteen-year-old Garry are in charge of the house and their younger siblings while their parents are away during the …

51842. Selected Poems

Clark Ashton Smith

Selected Poems is a collection of poems by Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1971 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,118 copies. The collection also includes several translations of French and Spanish poems. Christophe des Laurieres and Clérigo Herrero, however, are not …

51843. The Danger Tree

Olivia Manning

The Danger Tree is a book published in 1977 that was written by Olivia Manning.

51844. Living with Crazy Buttocks

Kaz Cooke

Living with Crazy Buttocks is a book written by Australian author and cartoonist Kaz Cooke and published by Penguin Books on November 19, 2001. It won the 2002 Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year.

51845. 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 …

51847. Gaston de Blondeville

Ann Radcliffe

Gaston de Blondeville is an 1826 Gothic novel by noted English author Ann Radcliffe.

51850. Amelia

Henry Fielding

Amelia is a sentimental novel written by Henry Fielding and published in December 1751. It was the fourth and final novel written by Fielding, and it was printed in only one edition while the author was alive, although 5,000 copies were published of the first edition. Amelia …

51852. The conduct of life

Lewis Mumford

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

51853. The Dorsai Companion

Gordon R. Dickson

The Dorsai Companion is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson from his Childe Cycle series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1986. The collection includes a number of articles by Sandra Miesel.

51854. Shaker, why don't you sing?

Maya Angelou

Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? is author and poet Maya Angelou's fourth volume of poetry, published by Random House in 1983. It was published during one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career; she had written four autobiographies and published three other volumes of …

51856. Weir of Hermiston

Robert Louis Stevenson

Weir of Hermiston is an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Many have considered it his masterpiece. It was cut short by Stevenson's sudden death in 1894 from a cerebral hemorrhage. The novel is set in Edinburgh and the Lothians at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

51857. The Submarine Caper

Franklin W. Dixon

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

51859. The Prisoner of Zhamanak

L. Sprague de Camp

The Prisoner of Zhamanak is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the eighth book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and the sixth of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. Chronologically it is the fourth Krishna novel. It was first …

51865. Magnetic North

Linda Gregerson

Magnetic North is a book written by Linda Gregerson.

51868. The E-mail Mystery

Carolyn Keene

The E-mail Mystery is the 144th book in the Nancy Drew series.

51869. Ross MacDonald

Tom Nolan

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

51870. The voices of guns: The definitive and dramatic …

Vin McLellan

The Voices of Guns: The Definitive and Dramatic Story of the Twenty-two-month Career of the Symbionese Liberation Army, One of the Most Bizarre Chapters in the History of the American Left by Paul Avery and Vin McLellan.

51871. 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.

51872. A Thief in the Night

E. W. Hornung

A Thief in the Night is a 1905 collection of short stories by Ernest William Hornung, featuring his popular character A. J. Raffles. It was the third book in the series, and the final collection of short stories. In it, Raffles, a gentleman thief, commits a number of burglaries …

51874. The Last Reef and Other Stories

Gareth L. Powell

The Last Reef and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by the science fiction author Gareth L. Powell. It compiles much of his short fiction from before 2008.

51880. Race Against Time

Carolyn Keene

Race Against Time is the 66 novel in the Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene. It was published by Wanderer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in 1982. It has 20 chapters and over 200 pages.

51886. Bug Muldoon

Paul Shipton

Bug Muldoon is a book by Paul Shipton.

51887. Flyers

Daniel Hayes

Flyers is a book written by Daniel Hayes.

51889. Last Gold Diggers

Harry Horse

Last Gold Diggers is a book published in 1998 that was written by Harry Horse.

51890. Shiloh

James Reasoner

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

51893. Moonstar Odyssey

David Gerrold

Moonstar Odyssey is a novel written by David Gerrold.

51898. Storm Seed

Janet and Chris Morris

Storm Seed (1990) is a book set in The Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe and part of The Sacred Band literary series written by Janet and Chris Morris. In Storm Seed, using Lemuria's arcane power, Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons travel to the future to bring gods …

51900. The Magic Wars

Jo Clayton

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

51907. 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.

51908. Stone and Sea

Graham Edwards

Stone and Sea is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 2000 by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the second book in the Stone trilogy, which also includes Stone and Sky and Stone and Sun. The trilogy is a follow-up to Edwards' Ultimate …

51910. 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 …

51912. Nebula Maker

Olaf Stapledon

Nebula Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published posthumously by Bran's Head Books in 1976. Probably written around 1932-33, the book is essentially a first draft of the author's 1937 opus Star Maker, though there are many marked differences to the later, …

51913. The never-ending

Andrew Hudgins

The never-ending is a book written by Andrew Hudgins.

51914. Mrs. God

Peter Straub

Mrs. God is a fantasy novel by Peter Straub. It was first published in 1990 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,350 copies, of which 600 copies were signed by the author and the artist, bound in quarter leather and slipcased as a deluxe edition. The novel is …

51919. Seven Little Monsters

Maurice Sendak

Seven Little Monsters is a children's picture book by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Seven Little Monsters was published by Harper & Row in 1977 and served as the basis for the Canadian-Chinese television production of the same name.

51927. 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 …

51928. In the Bone

Gordon R. Dickson

In the Bone: The Best Science Fiction of Gordon R. Dickson is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Ace Books in 1987 and expands Dickson's earlier collection, Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best. Most of the stories originally appeared …

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 …

51930. 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 …

51931. 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 …

51934. The Stones of Nomuru

L. Sprague de Camp

The Stones of Nomuru is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, the tenth book in the former's Viagens Interplanetarias series and the first in its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Kukulkan. It was first published as a …

51941. The Restless Supermarket

Ivan Vladislavic

The Restless Supermarket is a novel by Croatian-South African author Ivan Vladislavic, which tracks the changes in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, during the 1990s, through the eyes of a grumpy, retired proof-reader who spends his life in one café. Though well reviewed, the novel is …

51943. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight..." First …

51944. 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 …

51947. Cousins in the Castle

Barbara Brooks Wallace

Cousins in the Castle is a book by Barbara Brooks Wallace.

51951. The Borders Just Beyond

Joseph Payne Brennan

The Borders Just Beyond is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by Joseph Payne Brennan. It was first published in 1986 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 750 copies, all of which were signed by the author. Many of the stories originally appeared in …

51952. 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 …

51954. Alien Terror

Chris Archer

Alien Terror is a book published in 1997 that was written by Chris Archer.

51955. Olivia

Rosie Rushton

Olivia is the second book in The Girls series by Rosie Rushton. It was published in 1997 by Piccadilly Press Ltd.

51957. 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.

51961. "B" Is for Burglar

Sue Grafton

"B" Is for Burglar is the second novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California.

51963. The Homeplace

Marilyn Nelson

The Homeplace is a book by Marilyn Nelson.

51964. From the devotions

Carl Phillips

From the devotions is the book written by Carl Phillips.

51966. The Bones in the Cliff

James Stevenson

The Bones in the Cliff is an Edgar Award nominated book by James Stevenson.

51970. Unfinished Murder

James Neff

Unfinished Murder is a book written by James Neff.

51973. 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, …

51975. 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.

51977. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate …

51981. 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 …

51984. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme …

James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports is the third book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. It was released in the UK and the US on May 29, 2007. The series is set in modern times, and centers around the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids on the …

51985. 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.

51986. 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.

51992. Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. Written between October 1845 and June 1846, Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 under the pseudonym "Ellis Bell"; Brontë died the following year, aged 30. Wuthering Heights and Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey were accepted by …

51993. Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon(Author) ; Northup(Author) Northup

Twelve Years a Slave is a memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in …

51996. 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 …

51997. 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 …

51998. White Noise

Don DeLillo

White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, published by Viking Press in 1985. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. White Noise is an example of postmodern literature. It is widely considered DeLillo's "breakout" work and brought him to the attention of a much …

51999. 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, …



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