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.

52008. Ghost Train

Paul Yee

Ghost Train is a 1996 children's book by Paul Yee illustrated by Harvey Chan.

52013. Transcendental studies

Keith Waldrop

Transcendental studies is the book written by Keith Waldrop.

52022. 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 …

52023. Visitors from London

Kitty Barne

Visitors from London is a children's novel written by Kitty Barne, illustrated with 40 drawings by Ruth Gervis, published by Dent in 1940. Set in Sussex, it is a story of World War II on the home front; it features preparing for and hosting children evacuated from London. Barne …

52024. 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 …

52027. The Poetics of Murder

Glenn Most

The Poetics of Murder is a book written by Glen W. Most and William W. Stowe.

52029. The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor

Ernest Bornemann

The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor is a 1937 crime novel by Ernest Borneman writing as Cameron McCabe. It was first published in London. The book makes use of the false document technique: It pretends to be the true story of a 38-year-old Scotsman called Cameron McCabe who …

52030. The blue bedspread

Raj Kamal Jha

The blue bedspread is a book written by Raj Kamal Jha.

52033. Conan the Hunter

Sean A. Moore

Conan the Hunter is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1994.

52038. Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning

Lionel Trilling

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

52041. Krishnamurti's Notebook

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti's Notebook is a diary of Jiddu Krishnamurti. He began keeping this handwritten journal in June 1961 in Los Angeles, and continued making entries for nine months, with the last one entered in Bombay, March 1962. It was first published in book form in 1976.

52046. Star Wreck IV: Live Long and Profit

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck IV: Live Long and Profit is a book published in 1993 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

52067. Facing Mount Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta

Facing Mount Kenya, first published in 1938, is an anthropological study of the people of the Kikuyu ethnicity of central Kenya. It was written by native Kikuyu and future Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta. The book's introduction was written by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, …

52070. Last Gold Diggers

Harry Horse

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

52071. The Snottle

Michael Lawrence

The Snottle is a children's book by Michael Lawrence, the fifth book in the Jiggy McCue book series, and was first published in the UK in 2003.

52097. The Worms of Kukumlima

Daniel Pinkwater

The Worms of Kukumlima is a humorous book written by Daniel Pinkwater for all ages and first published in 1981.

52098. The Web of Anubis

Justin Richards

The Web of Anubis is a book published in 2004 that was written by Justin Richards.

52119. Borges and I

Jorge Luis Borges

"Borges and I" is a short story by the Argentine writer and poet, Jorge Luis Borges. It is one of the stories in the short story collection, The Maker, first published in 1960.

52134. Dangling

Lillian Eige

Dangling is a book by Lillian Eige.

52137. Magnalia Christi Americana

Cotton Mather

Magnalia Christi Americana is a book published in 1702 by Cotton Mather. Its title is in Latin, but its subtitle is in English: The Ecclesiastical History of New England. It was generally written in English and printed in London "for Thomas Parkhurst, at the Bible and Three …

52143. La Guerra Gaucha

Leopoldo Lugones

La Guerra Gaucha is the first book, outside of his published poems of the Argentine writer Leopoldo Lugones which he wrote in 1905. It is a book of stories about the gaucho guerrilla war they fought, commanded by Martín Miguel de Güemes, against the Spanish royalist during the …

52146. Conan at the Demon's Gate

Roland J. Green

Conan at the Demon's Gate is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1994; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

52161. Puck of Pook's Hill

Rudyard Kipling

Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as …

52170. Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?

Toni Morrison

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

52171. Unnatural Death

Dorothy L. Sayers

Unnatural Death is a 1927 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her third featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. It has also been published in the United States as The Dawson Pedigree.

52180. 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 …

52192. The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled

Samael Aun Weor

“It came to pass, when Jesus had risen from the dead, that he passed eleven years discoursing with his disciples, and instructing them." The Apostles wrote down what Jesus taught them during those eleven years, resulting in The Pistis Sophia, the most important Gnostic …



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