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.

51801. Buddy's Song

Nigel Hinton

Buddy's Song is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1987. It is the second instalment in the Buddy trilogy, between Buddy and Buddy's Blues, and follows the story of Buddy as he started to pursue a musical career. The book was adapted into a film, …

51805. 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 …

51813. 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" …

51814. 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. …

51818. Sidewise in Time

Murray Leinster

Sidewise in Time is a 1950 collection of science fiction short stories by Murray Leinster. It was first published by Shasta Publishers in 1950 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The stories all originally appeared in the magazines Astounding and Thrilling Wonder Stories.

51825. Women of Mystery: The Lives & Works of Notable …

Martha Hailey DuBose

Women of Mystery: the Lives and Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists is a book written by Martha Hailey DuBose with additional essays by Margaret Caldwell Thomas.

51826. In Spite of Thunder

John Dickson Carr

In Spite of Thunder, first published in 1960, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.

51828. Kedrigern and the Charming Couple

John Morressy

Kedrigern and the Charming Couple is a book published in 1990 that was written by John Morressy.

51829. Selected Poems

Howard Moss

Selected Poems is a collection of poems written by Howard Moss.

51831. Collected stories for children

W. De. La Mare

Collected Stories for Children is a collection of 17 fantasy stories or original fairy tales by Walter de la Mare, first published by Faber in 1947 with illustrations by Irene Hawkins. De la Mare won the annual Carnegie Medal recognising the year's best children's book by a …

51832. 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.

51833. Young Walter Scott

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Young Walter Scott is a fictionalized biography of the early life of Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray, set in Edinburgh in the late eighteenth century. Illustrated by Kate Seredy, it was first published in 1935 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1936.

51834. 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 …

51836. A Casual Brutality

Neil Bissoondath

A Casual Brutality is a book written by Neil Bissoondath.

51837. 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.

51838. Gaston de Blondeville

Ann Radcliffe

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

51840. Memoirs of a Cavalier

Daniel Defoe

Memoirs of a Cavalier is a work of historical fiction by Daniel Defoe, set during the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil Wars. The full title, which bore no date, was: Memoirs of a Cavalier; or A Military Journal of the Wars in Germany, and the Wars in England. From the …

51841. The Accident

Todd Strasser

The Accident is a book written by Todd Strasser.

51843. 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.

51844. 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 …

51845. Alone with America

Richard Howard

Alone with America is a book written by Richard Howard.

51846. The New Penguin Opera Guide

Amanda Holden

This is a comprehensive, single-volume opera encyclopaedia covering nearly 2000 individual operas by some 850 opera composers, all forms of opera, operatic history, opera recordings, and librettists. It is handy but heavy with material and information.

51849. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky

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

51853. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. Published in …

51854. Circumstantial Evidence

Pete Earley

Circumstantial Evidence is a book written by Pete Earley.

51855. Land They Fought For

Clifford Dowdey

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

51857. Wisdom of the Bones

Christopher Hyde

Wisdom of the Bones is a book written by Christopher Hyde.

51863. The Remarkable Exploits of Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman

Nelson Slade Bond

The Remarkable Adventures of Lancelot Biggs, Spaceman is a collection of humorous science fiction stories by Nelson Bond, published by Doubleday Books in 1950. It comprises eleven of the fourteen stories in Bond's "Lancelot Biggs" series. Sometimes described as a novel, it …

51867. The Days of Perky Pat

Philip K. Dick

The Days of Perky Pat is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Gollancz in 1990 and reprints Volume IV of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It had not previously been published as a stand-alone volume. The stories had …

51868. Fleabee's Fortune

Robin Jarvis

Fleabee's Fortune is the first book in the Deptford Mouselets Series by Robin Jarvis.

51870. Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa

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

51871. 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 …

51874. High Priest

Warren Murphy

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

51877. Out of the Dark

Welwyn Wilton Katz

Out of the Dark is a children's novel by Canadian author Welwyn Wilton Katz. It centres on a young boy who had recently lost his mother, and who has just moved with his remaining family to a small village near L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. The book deals with his attempts …

51879. The Third Horror

R. L. Stine

The Third Horror is a book published in 1994 that was written by R. L. Stine.

51881. High Wire

Kam Majd

High Wire is a book written by Kam Majd.

51883. The Dragon Who Ate His Tail

Ray Bradbury

The Dragon Who Ate His Tail is a collection of short stories, screenplay fragments and manuscript facsimiles by Ray Bradbury. It was published by Gauntlet Press in 2007 as a chapbook. The title story was previously unpublished.

51884. Conan and the Manhunters

John Maddox Roberts

Conan and the Manhunters 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 October 1994 and reprinted in April and June 1999.

51885. The Voyage of the Poppykettle

Robert Ingpen

The Voyage of the Poppykettle is a 1980 children's book about a group of "hairy Peruvians" setting out from Peru to discover Australia. It was written and illustrated by Robert Ingpen, who also wrote the sequel, The Unchosen Land. The story of the Poppykettle was later updated …

51886. Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy

Henry Kissinger

Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy is a book written by Henry Kissinger.

51888. 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels

Tim Miller

1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels is a book written by Tim Miller.

51893. A Fix Like This

K. C. Constantine

A Fix Like This is a crime novel by the American writer K.C. Constantine set in 1970s 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, …

51894. 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 …

51895. In deep

Damon Knight

In Deep is a collection of eight science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1951 and 1960 in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Rogue and other magazines. The book contains the short story "The Country of the Kind", …

51896. Irish Tiger

Andrew Greeley

Irish Tiger is the eleventh of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

51897. Death in Delhi

Gary Gygax

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

51899. Blood Under the Bridge

Bruce Zimmerman

Blood Under the Bridge is a book written by Bruce Zimmerman.

51904. 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 …

51912. Travelers of a Hundred Ages

Donald Keene

Travelers of a Hundred Ages is a nonfiction work on the literary form of Japanese diaries by Donald Keene, who writes in his Introduction that he was introduced to Japanese diaries during his work as a translator for the United States in World War II when he was assigned to …

51913. 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 …

51917. Assignment in Eternity

Robert A. Heinlein

Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press in 1953, with some of the stories somewhat revised from their original magazine publications, as follows: Gulf. Lost …

51923. Virtual Sexual Reality

Chloë Rayban

Virtual Sexual Reality is a book written by Chloë Rayban.

51926. 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 …

51927. 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 …

51936. Sister Wolf

Ann Arensberg

Sister Wolf is a novel written by Ann Arensberg.

51938. Cousins in the Castle

Barbara Brooks Wallace

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

51939. The Seventh Crystal

Gary Paulsen

The Seventh Crystal is the twelfth novel in World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was published on July 1, 1996 by Random House.

51951. Riana's World

Mark Shirrefs

Riana's World is a book published in 1995 that was written by Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson.

51954. Mark Coffin, U.S.S.

Allen Drury

Mark Coffin U.S.S. is a 1979 political novel by Allen Drury which follows the titular young U.S. Senator as he navigates Washington politics. It is set in a different fictional timeline from Drury's 1959 novel Advise and Consent, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. …

51956. Dummy

Ernest Tidyman

Dummy is a book written by Ernest Tidyman.

51958. The peacock poems

Sherley Anne Williams

The peacock poems is a book written by Sherley Anne Williams.

51962. From the devotions

Carl Phillips

From the devotions is the book written by Carl Phillips.

51965. The Bones in the Cliff

James Stevenson

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

51966. Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?

Toni Morrison

Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper? is a book.

51968. 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 …

51970. Passion Play

W. Edward Blain

Passion Play is a book written by W. Edward Blain.

51972. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Michael Lewis

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a book by Michael Lewis released in 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company. It focuses on American football.

51974. The Lost Generation

David Tremayne

The Lost Generation: The Brilliant but Tragic Lives of Rising British F1 Stars Roger Williamson, Tony Brise and Tom Pryce is a book written by David Tremayne. The book is biography of three British Formula One drivers: Tony Brise, Tom Pryce and Roger Williamson, who all died …

51977. The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages: An …

Glynn Winskel

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

51978. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

Loudspeaker Design Cookbook by Vance Dickason is a resource for the design and construction of audio loudspeakers.

51983. 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 …

51986. Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters

Marc Cerasini

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

51987. Love You Forever

Robert Munsch

Love You Forever is a Canadian picture book written by Robert Munsch and published in 1986. It tells the story of the evolving relationship between a boy and his mother. The book was written after Munsch and his wife had two stillborn babies. They have since become adoptive …

51990. 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.

51997. A Rising Thunder

David Weber

A Rising Thunder by David Weber, released on March 6, 2012 by Baen Books, is the thirteenth novel set in the Honorverse in the main Honor Harrington series. This book was originally so large that it resulted in an editing decision to split it into two books, thus the delay in …

51998. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters, …

Robert Venditti

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 …

52000. Maximum Ride Forever

James Patterson

THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken …



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