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.

53201. The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom James Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, …

53205. 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 …

53210. 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. …

53220. The Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden, is a guidebook published by HarperCollins, aimed at boys "from eight to eighty." It covers around eighty topics, including how to build a treehouse, grow a crystal, or tell direction with a watch. Also included are famous …

53225. Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006 is a book written by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

53226. Time for a Tiger

Anthony Burgess

Time for a Tiger is part one of Anthony Burgess's Malayan Trilogy The Long Day Wanes, "the first panel of a triptych" set in the twilight of British rule of the peninsula. Dedicated, in Jawi script on the first page of the book, "to all my Malayan friends", it was Burgess's …

53227. The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by William Collins & Sons on 29 March 1928 and in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven …

53235. 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.

53238. 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 …

53239. 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 …

53240. 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 …

53241. 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 …

53244. The Poetics of Murder

Glenn Most

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

53255. 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 …

53256. Between Two Worlds

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

Between Two Worlds is the second novel in Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. First published in 1941, the story covers the period from 1919 to 1929.

53266. Alone with America

Richard Howard

Alone with America is a book written by Richard Howard.

53270. 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 …

53278. 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.

53286. The Man Who Robbed the Pierre

Ira Berkow

The Man Who Robbed the Pierre is a book written by Ira Berkow.

53291. 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.

53295. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

Samuel Richardson

Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740. It tells the story of a beautiful 15-year-old maidservant named Pamela Andrews, whose country landowner master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her after the death of his …

53304. Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting

Jean-Pierre Mohen

"Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting" is a book by Jean-Pierre Mohen, Michel Menu, and Bruno Mottin. This book, drawing from the authors' knowledge in art history, art preservation, and technology of art, details the step-by-step making of the most famous painting in the world, Da …

53306. 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 …

53309. Shadow of Honor

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force.

53313. Day of the Dragonstar

David Bischoff

Day of the Dragonstar is a book published in 1983 that was written by Thomas F. Monteleone and David Bischoff.

53320. John Keats: The Making of a Poet

Aileen Ward

John Keats: The Making of a Poet is a biography about the poet written by Aileen Ward.

53323. The Train to Lo Wu

Jess Row

The Train to Lo Wu is a collection of short stories by Jess Row published in January 2005. The book contains seven loosely related stories set in or related to Hong Kong. They all deal with the tension felt between insiders and outsiders, especially between locals and foreigners …

53326. Land above the trees

Ann Zwinger

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

53341. 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 …

53342. 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.

53343. 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.

53344. The Transfer Agreement

Edwin Black

The Transfer Agreement: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine is a historic book written by author Edwin Black, documenting the transfer agreement between Zionist organizations and Nazi Germany to transfer a number of Jews and their assets …

53347. Dangling

Lillian Eige

Dangling is a book by Lillian Eige.

53352. SVK

Warren Ellis

53355. 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.

53359. 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 …

53379. Boy

Luis Coloma

53394. 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 …

53399. 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 …

53400. 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 …



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