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. 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 …

51802. Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China

Aya Goda

Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China Written by Aya Goda in 2008 recounts the story of how she met her husband, his arrest by Chinese authorities and their escape to Japan. The original Japanese version of Tao was published by Bungeisyunjyu publisher in 1995, and was …

51809. 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 …

51810. 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 …

51812. Freud: The Mind of the Moralist

Philip Rieff

Freud: The Mind of the Moralist is a 1959 book about Sigmund Freud by Philip Rieff; a revised edition was published in 1961. Susan Sontag, Rieff's wife, contributed to the book to such an extent that she has been considered an unofficial co-author.

51813. The Little Lady of the Big House

Jack London

The Little Lady of the Big House is a novel by American writer Jack London. Biographer Clarice Stasz states that it is "not autobiography," but speaks of his "frank borrowing from his life with Charmian" and says it is "psychologically valid as a mirror of events during [the] …

51818. Survival!

Gordon R. Dickson

Survival! is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1984. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Imagination, Fantastic, Infinity Science Fiction, Future …

51820. A Life Elsewhere

Segun Afolabi

A Life Elsewhere is a collection of short stories by Nigerian writer Segun Afolabi, first published in 2006.

51821. Gulf Run

David Sherman

Gulf Run is a military fantasy novel by David Sherman. It is set in a world where demons may be tamed and used to serve somewhat in the sense of technology. It is the third novel in Sherman's DemonTech series.

51822. The Captain

John Norman

The Captain is a book published in 1992 that was written by John Norman.

51823. 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.

51827. Death's Deputy

L. Ron Hubbard

Death's Deputy is a fantasy novel by author L. Ron Hubbard. It was first published in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 700 copies. The novel originally appeared in the February 1940 issue of the magazine Unknown.

51832. 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 …

51835. Birdless Summer

Han Suyin

Birdless Summer is an autobiography by Han Suyin. It covers the years 1938 to 1948, her work as a midwife in Chengtu and then going to London with her husband, who was a military attaché there. Also her training as a doctor, the start of the last phase of the Chinese Civil War, …

51837. 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 …

51838. Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People

Clara Ingram Judson

Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson is a children's book first published in 1950 which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1951.

51839. Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear

Christine Weston

Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear is a children's novel by Christine Weston. Set in contemporary India, it follows the adventures of two boys, David and Gopali, as they roam the country with a dancing bear. The first edition was illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. The novel was first …

51840. 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 …

51841. Pierre Pidgeon

Lee Kingman

Pierre Pidgeon is a book written by Lee Kingman and illustrated by Arnold E. Bare.

51842. Roger and the Fox

Lavinia R. Davis

Roger and the Fox is a book written by Lavinia Davis and illustrated by Hildegard Woodward.

51843. Small Rain: Verses From The Bible

Jessie Orton Jones

Small Rain: Verses From The Bible is a book written by Jessie Orton Jones and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones.

51844. Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle

Leo Gurko

Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle is a book by Leo Gurko.

51845. The Doll and One Other

Algernon Blackwood

The Doll and One Other is a collection of two fantasy and horror novelettes by author Algernon Blackwood. It was released in 1946 and was the first publication of either novelette. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 3,490 copies. The first novelette, "The Doll," …

51847. The Battle Lost and Won

Olivia Manning

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

51848. 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 …

51849. The Saint in Pursuit

Leslie Charteris

The Saint in Pursuit is the title of a 1970 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 comic strip …

51850. Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that …

Clifton Taulbert

Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values That Build Strong Communities is a memoir by Clifton Taulbert, first published in 1997. It recounts the eight lessons that he learned while growing up in the Mississippi Delta, United States, lessons he attributes to the "front …

51852. 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. 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.

51856. The Submarine Caper

Franklin W. Dixon

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

51858. The Last Days: The Apocryphon of Joe Panther

Andrew Masterson

The Last Days: the Apocryphon of Joe Panther is a 1998 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Andrew Masterson.

51861. 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 …

51863. Anyone's Daughter

Shana Alexander

Anyone's Daughter is a book written by Shana Alexander.

51865. Eva-Mary

Linda McCarriston

Eva-Mary is a book written by Linda McCarriston.

51868. Charles Evans Hughes

Merlo J. Pusey

Charles Evans Hughes is a book written by Merlo J. Pusey.

51869. Inside U.S.A.

John Gunther

Inside U.S.A. is a nonfiction book by John Gunther, first published in 1947 and one of that year's best-selling nonfiction books in the United States. It describes the author's observations during 13 months of travel through the 48 U.S. states beginning in November 1944.

51870. Blood Echoes

Thomas H. Cook

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

51873. Kit's Wilderness

David Almond

Kit's Wilderness is a children's novel by David Almond, published by Hodder Children's Books in 1999. It is set in a fictional Northumberland town based on the former coal-mining towns the author knew as a child growing up in Tyne and Wear. It was silver runner up for the …

51874. The House of Balthus

David Brooks

The House of Balthus is a 1995 fantasy, horror novel by David Brooks. It is a story about characters from a painting by Balthus who have walked out to inhabit an ancient chateau.

51875. 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.

51878. 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.

51879. Last Men in London

Olaf Stapledon

Last Men in London is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon. The narrator is the same member of the eighteenth and final human species who purportedly induced Stapledon to write Last and First Men. Last Men in London is the story of this being's exploration of the …

51880. Rome before Avignon

Robert Brentano

Rome before Avignon is a book written by Robert Brentano.

51885. Reservoir Pups

Colin Bateman

Reservoir Pups is the first novel of the Eddie & the Gang with No Name trilogy by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 13 November 2003 through Hodder Children's Books. It is Bateman's first young-adult novel.

51890. 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 …

51895. Moonstar Odyssey

David Gerrold

Moonstar Odyssey is a novel written by David Gerrold.

51896. From Dictatorship to Democracy

Gene Sharp

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp, a professor of political science at the …

51898. A Dark Winter

Dave Luckett

A Dark Winter is a 1998 fantasy novel by Dave Luckett. It follows the story of Willan "Will" de Parkin who along with Silvus and Sister Winterridge have set out to defeat the Dark armies and save the castle of Ys.

51903. The Expanse

Jeanne Kalogridis

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

51904. False Prophets

David Hagberg

False Prophets is a book written by Sean Flannery.

51905. To Outrun Doomsday

Kenneth Bulmer

To Outrun Doomsday is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer. It was first published in 1967.

51906. 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.

51908. The World Next Door

Brad Ferguson

The World Next Door is a 1990 science fiction novel by Brad Ferguson, combining in a novel way the subgenres of alternate history and of predicting the Third World War. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in October 1990. The book is an expansion of a short story of …

51909. The price of Peace

Mike Moscoe

The price of Peace is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mike Shepherd.

51912. 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 …

51913. Dragonflame

Graham Edwards

Dragonflame is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 1997, by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the final book in the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy. The book contains loose connections and foreshadowing to Edwards' later trilogy, the Stone …

51915. Conan the Outcast

Leonard Carpenter

Conan the Outcast is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1991, and was reprinted in February 1998.

51917. Too Much To Know: Managing Scholarly Information …

Ann M. Blair

Too Much To Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age is a bestselling book by American author Ann M. Blair. The book largely deals with the concept of information overload.

51919. Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now

Steve Turner

Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now is a biography of musician Van Morrison, written by Steve Turner. It was first published in 1993 in the United States by Penguin Group, and in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing. Turner first met Van Morrison in 1985; he interviewed …

51923. Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles

Samuel N. Rosenberg

Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles, or the "Book of Galehaut" Retold, by Patricia Terry and Samuel N. Rosenberg, is a modern retelling of the Prose Lancelot, a major source of Arthurian Legend. It follows the arc of Lancelot's life, his adventures and the well-known …

51928. The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

Doris Lessing

The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire is a 1983 science fiction novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It is the fifth book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series and comprises a set of documents that describe the final days of the Volyen Empire, …

51929. The Stars My Destination

Alfred Bester

The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester. Originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in four parts beginning with the October 1956 issue, it first appeared in book form in the United Kingdom as Tiger! Tiger! – after William Blake's poem "The Tyger", the …

51931. The Sea of Silence

Niel Hancock

The Sea of Silence is a book published in 1987 that was written by Niel Hancock.

51935. 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.

51936. The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History

James Collier

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

51940. The Mysterious Warning, a German Tale

Eliza Parsons

The Mysterious Warning, a German Tale is a novel by the English gothic novelist Eliza Parsons. It was first published in 1796 and is one of the seven "horrid novels" lampooned in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Dear creature! How much I am obliged to you; and when you have …

51941. 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 …

51946. The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country …

51948. Random Hearts

Warren Adler

Random Hearts is a 1984 novel by American author Warren Adler, who wrote the novel after being moved by the 1982 Air Florida Flight 90 disaster. In 1999, the novel was made into a motion picture directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas.

51955. The Saint Returns

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Returns 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 …

51957. Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New …

Donald A Schon

Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions is a book written by Donald Schon.

51958. The House of the Wolf

Basil Copper

The House of the Wolf is a Gothic horror novel by author Basil Copper. It was published by Arkham House in 1983 in an edition of 3,578 copies. It was the author's fourth book published by Arkham House. The book contains a number of interior black and white illustrations by …

51962. A Creative Kind of Killer

Sandra Scoppettone

A Creative Kind of Killer is a book written by Jack Early.

51964. The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to …

Cary Reich

The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer, 1908-1958 is a book by Cary Reich.

51970. Olivia

Rosie Rushton

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

51971. Death Among Strangers

Deidre S. Laiken

Death Among Strangers is a book by Deidre S. Laiken.

51973. 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.

51975. The Homeplace

Marilyn Nelson

The Homeplace is a book by Marilyn Nelson.

51980. The Shallow Grave

Jack S. Scott

The Shallow Grave is a book written by Jack S. Scott.

51981. Recovery from Cults

Michael Langone

Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse a 1995 book edited by Michael Langone, director of the anti-cult group International Cultic Studies Association, published by W. W. Norton & Company, treats the theories of mind control as related to …

51984. The Early Long

Frank Belknap Long

The Early Long is a collection of stories by Frank Belknap Long. Released in 1975, more than 50 years after the start of Long's career, it contains some of Long's best stories, together with an introduction which casts light on his early life and work. Many of the stories had …

51990. The loo sanction

Tevanian

The Loo Sanction is a 1973 sequel novel to The Eiger Sanction written by Trevanian.

51991. The Thief

Clive Cussler

The Thief is an Isaac Bell adventure tale, the fifth in that series. The hardcover edition was released March 6, 2012. Other editions were released on different dates.

51994. Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

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

51997. Tangled Webb

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Tangled Webb is a book by Eloise McGraw.

51998. 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 …

51999. Calico Joe

John Grisham

John Grisham Amazon Q & A with John Grisham Q: What's your favorite baseball team?A: St. Louis Cardinals. My father was a Cardinals fan, as was my grandfather. When I was a kid growing up in the rural south, everyone listened to the Cardinals on the radio. We seldom …

52000. Raising Steam (Discworld)

Terry Pratchett

Steam is rising over Discworld. . . . Mister Simnel has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds. To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, …



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