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.

52601. The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam

Bat Ye'or

The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam is a book by Bat Ye'or. The book was first published in French in 1980, and was titled Le Dhimmi : Profil de l'opprimé en Orient et en Afrique du Nord depuis la conquête Arabe. It was translated into English and published in 1985 under …

52603. 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 …

52604. 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.

52613. 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. …

52615. The Walrus and the Carpenter

Lewis Carroll

"The Walrus and the Carpenter" is a narrative poem by Lewis Carroll that appeared in his book Through the Looking-Glass, published in December 1871. The poem is recited in chapter four, by Tweedledum and Tweedledee to Alice. The poem is composed of 18 stanzas and contains 108 …

52617. 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.

52623. A Question of Guilt

Carolyn Keene

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

52627. 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, …

52629. 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 …

52635. Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

Peter Shirley

Fundamentals of Computer Graphics is a book written by Peter Shirley, Michael Ashikhmin, Michael Gleicher, William B. Thompson,Peter Willemsen, Erik Reinhard, Stephen R. Marschner and Kevin Sung.

52636. 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, …

52638. 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 …

52639. The Intruder

John Rowe Townsend

The Intruder is a children's novel by John Rowe Townsend, published in 1969. It was well-received, being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and winning the Horn Book Award in 1970 and the Edgar Award in 1971. The book was adapted for television in 1971.

52640. Floating Island

Anne Parrish

Floating Island is a 1930 children's novel written and illustrated by Anne Parrish.

52641. The Golden Basket

Ludwig Bemelmans

The Golden Basket is a children's novel written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. It tells the story of a family's visit to Bruges and marks the first appearance of the author's best-known character, Madeline. The novel was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery Honor …

52642. Houses from the Sea

Alice Goudey

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

52643. The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War

Hildegarde Swift

The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War is a children's book by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift. It is a fictionalized biography of Araminta Ross telling of her life in slavery and her work on the Underground Railroad. The book, illustrated by James Daugherty, was first …

52644. 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.

52645. Meggy MacIntosh

Elizabeth Janet Gray

Meggy MacIntosh is a children's historical novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Beginning in 1775, it follows the story of a young Scottish orphan who becomes involved with the American revolutionary cause in North Carolina despite her attachment to Flora MacDonald, a loyalist. The …

52650. 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.

52655. 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 …

52657. 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.

52659. 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.

52661. Eva-Mary

Linda McCarriston

Eva-Mary is a book written by Linda McCarriston.

52662. The Sly Old Cat

Beatrix Potter

The Sly Old Cat is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter in 1906, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1971, almost thirty years after her death. The story tells of a cat who invites a rat to a tea party with the intention of eating him, but …

52663. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky

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

52664. One China, Many Paths

Chaohua Wang

One China, Many Paths, edited by Chaohua Wang. A collection of essays by Chinese thinkers, reflecting the new thinking that developed in the 1990s. Both Chinese liberal and Chinese New Left views are represented, along with some views that do not fit either category. It has been …

52665. Between Hope and History

Bill Clinton

Between Hope and History: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century is a 1996 book by at the time United States President Bill Clinton. It was published by Random House in September 1996 in the lead up to the 1996 US presidential election, partly as a means to reach out …

52666. Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but long enough …

52667. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

David Brion Davis

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture written by David Brion Davis and published by Cornell University Press in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1967. It was republished in 1988 by Oxford University Press Davis in his introduction lays out the basic …

52668. Certifiably Insane

Arthur W. Bahr

Certifiably Insane is a book written by Arthur W. Bahr.

52670. Nobody gonna turn me 'round

Doreen Rappaport

Nobody gonna turn me 'round is a book written by Doreen Rappaport.

52674. 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 …

52679. Fleabee's Fortune

Robin Jarvis

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

52683. 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.

52685. 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 …

52687. Bug Muldoon

Paul Shipton

Bug Muldoon is a book by Paul Shipton.

52689. How Wikipedia Works

Phoebe Ayers

How Wikipedia Works is a 2008 book by Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates. It is a how-to reference for using and contributing to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, targeted at "students, professors, and everyday experts and fans". It offers specific sections for teachers, …

52694. The Expanse

Jeanne Kalogridis

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

52701. 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, …

52703. Gift of the Gods

Sally Malcolm

Gift of the Gods is a audiobook published in 2008 that was written by Sally Malcolm.

52704. Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales

Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales is an illustrated collection of short stories by Ludwig Bemelmans, with only one of the stories featuring the popular children's character Madeline. This collection was first published in 1999 and features stories previously published …

52705. 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", …

52708. Blood Under the Bridge

Bruce Zimmerman

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

52710. Keep the Giraffe Burning

John Thomas Sladek

Keep the Giraffe Burning was a science fiction short story collection by John Sladek, published in 1977.

52713. Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with …

Joseph Lelyveld

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India is a 2011 biography of Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld and published by Alfred A Knopf. The book is split between the time Gandhi …

52715. The Gods Awaken

Allan Cole

The Gods Awaken is a book published in 1999 that was written by Allan Cole.

52719. Charlie Johnson in the Flames

Michael Ignatieff

Charlie Johnson in the Flames is the second novel by Canadian academic Michael Ignatieff. The book follows the story of journalist Charlie Johnson who, while covering ethnic violence in the Balkans, witnesses a woman purposely set on fire by a Serbian officer. The event haunts …

52721. The Silver Chair

C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1953. It was the fourth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia; it is volume six in recent editions, which are sequenced according to Narnian history. Like the …

52722. The Fires of Windameir

Niel Hancock

The Fires of Windameir is a book published in 1985 that was written by Niel Hancock.

52723. Dark Mirror

Craig Shaw Gardner

Dark Mirror is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "What is the true reflection of a champion?".

52724. 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 …

52726. An American Dilemma

Gunnar Myrdal

An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy is a 1944 study of race relations authored by Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The foundation chose Myrdal because it thought that as a non-American, he …

52730. Land above the trees

Ann Zwinger

Land above the trees is the 1972 book by Ann Zwinger.

52732. Terre Haute

Will Aitken

Terre Haute is a 1989 novel by Will Aitken. Terre Haute describes a year in the life of fourteen-year-old Jared McCaverty, a bright and attractive young boy going through puberty in Terre Haute, Indiana. Jared, who comes from a wealthy family, is many ways a happy boy, but he is …

52739. The 100-Gun Ship Victory

John P. McKay

The 100-Gun Ship Victory is a book published in 1987 that was written by John McKay.

52741. 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 …

52742. 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 …

52744. Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry …

Dorothy B. Hughes

Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason is a book written by Dorothy B. Hughes.

52750. The True Story of Spit MacPhee

James Aldridge

The True Story of Spit MacPhee is a book written by James Aldridge.

52753. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

52757. A Creative Kind of Killer

Sandra Scoppettone

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

52761. Dummy

Ernest Tidyman

Dummy is a book written by Ernest Tidyman.

52762. Death Among Strangers

Deidre S. Laiken

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

52763. 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.

52765. Growing Up X

Ilyasah Shabazz

Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X is a 2002 book by Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Shabazz wrote the book with Kim McLarin. In Growing Up X, Shabazz writes about what it was like to grow up in the shadow of her father, a …

52771. Slaine the Defiler

Steven Savile

Slaine the Defiler is a book published in 2007 that was written by Steven Savile.

52775. 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 …

52778. 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 …

52780. 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.

52783. 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 …

52788. Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters

Marc Cerasini

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

52790. Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

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

52794. D-Day: As They Saw It

The extraordinary and compelling story of June 6, 1944 and the battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. D-Day: As They Saw It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with …

52797. Fool's Assassin

Robin Hobb

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin Robin Hobb returns to her best loved characters in a brand new series. Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family …

52798. The Price of Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, …

52799. Saturn Run

John Sandford

“Fans of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers will eat this up.” --Stephen KingFor fans of THE MARTIAN, an extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 New York Times–bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science …

52800. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The …

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is …



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