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.

55201. The Fiftieth Gate

Mark Raphael Baker

The Fiftieth Gate is a book written by Mark Raphael Baker and published by HarperCollins in 1997. The book documents his exploration of his parents' memories and past in relation to the Holocaust. The book won a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1997, and the Ethnic …

55204. The Man of Reason: 'Male' and 'Female' in Western …

Genevieve Lloyd

The Man of Reason: "Male" and "Female" in Western Philosophy is a 1984 book by the Australian philosopher Genevieve Lloyd.

55214. The Festival of San Joaquin

Zee Edgell

The Festival of San Joaquin is a 1997 novel and the third from Belizean-American Zee Edgell. In a change from her first two novels, Beka Lamb and In Times Like These, the story is set in the village of San Joaquin, Corozal District.

55225. The Confession of a Child of the Century

Thomas Rogers

The Confession of a Child of the Century is the book written by Thomas Rogers.

55226. Clearing Weather

Cornelia Meigs

Clearing Weather is a children's historical novel by Cornelia Meigs. Opening in a coastal Massachusetts town shortly after the American Revolution, it follows the circumstances of the building of a great sailing ship, the Jocasta, and its first voyage to the Caribbean. The …

55227. George Washington

Genevieve Foster

George Washington: An Initial Biography is a children's book by Genevieve Foster about the life of the first President of the United States. Though simply written, the biography is comprehensive and scrupulously authentic. The book, illustrated by the author, was first published …

55228. The Wild Birthday Cake

Lavinia R. Davis

The Wild Birthday Cake is a book written by Lavinia R. Davis and illustrated by Hildegard Woodward.

55229. Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy

Mary Gould Davis

Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy is a collection of seven Italian stories retold for children by Mary Gould Davis. They include a legend about Saint Francis of Assisi and a story from the Decameron. Illustrated by Jay Van Everen, it was first published in 1931 and …

55234. The Dark Haired Girl

Philip K. Dick

The Dark Haired Girl is a collection of essays, poems and letters by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Mark V. Ziesing in 1989. Ziesing considers this the necessary companion volume to the complete collected works of the author. The letters, in particular, provide …

55238. The Making of a Moonie

Eileen Barker

The Making of a Moonie: Choice or Brainwashing? is a 1984 book written by British sociologist Eileen Barker, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom, ISBN 0-631-13246-5. The book describes the religious conversion process to the Unification Church, whose members are …

55241. The Field Guide to Sponsored Films

Rick Prelinger

"The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features …

55244. One hundred years of homosexuality

David M. Halperin

One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: and other essays on Greek love is a 1990 book about homosexuality in ancient Greece by classicist David M. Halperin. The work has been praised by several scholars, but criticized by others.

55250. The Bait

Dorothy Uhnak

The Bait is a book by Dorothy Uhnak.

55265. Cockroach cooties

Laurence Yep

Cockroach Cooties is a children's novel by Laurence Yep.

55266. Scarface: Sylvia Smith-Smith Novel: Scarface

Pete Nelson

Scarface: Sylvia Smith-Smith Novel: Scarface is a book written by Peter Nelson.

55279. The Archbishop's Ceiling

Arthur Miller

The Archbishop's Ceiling is a drama written in the 1970s by Arthur Miller. It was originally produced at the John F. Kennedy Center in 1977, but failed to attract the attention of Broadway. Miller subsequently re-worked the play, with a revised script premiering at Cleveland …

55280. The Last Albatross

Ian Irvine

The Last Albatross is the first book in Ian Irvine's Eco-thriller titles, set in 2010. It depicts what our world might be like in a few years time, focusing on environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. There is a large emphasis on green cults and terrorists, as well as …

55283. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

55285. Wild times

Brian Garfield

Wild times is a book written by Brian Garfield.

55288. Mom Kills Kids and Self

Alan Saperstein

Mom Kills Kids and Self is a book by Alan Saperstein.

55289. Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America

Lawrence Goodwyn

Democratic promise is a book written by Lawrence Goodwyn.

55295. With Lee in Virginia

G. A. Henty

With Lee in Virginia, A Story of the American Civil War is a book by British author G.A. Henty. It was published by Blackie and Son Ltd, London. Henty's character, Vincent Wingfield, fights for the Confederate States of America, even though he is against slavery. As suggested by …

55309. An Unbroken Agony

Randall Robinson

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President is a book on the history of Haiti by Randall Robinson. According to Randall Robinson, this book describes a non-standard history of Haiti. The title suggests to the reader that emphasis is put on the …

55319. The Haunting

Rodman Philbrick

The Haunting is a book published in 1995 that was written by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett.

55320. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

55321. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention is a biography of Malcolm X written by American historian Manning Marable. It won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History. Pulitzer.org described this as "an exploration of the legendary life and provocative views of one of the most significant …

55322. Author, Author

David Williamson

Author, Author is a novel by David Lodge, written in 2004. The book is based on the life of the author Henry James. It was released at about the same time as The Master by Colm Tóibín and other books about James, and Lodge wrote The Year of Henry James: The Story of a Novel …

55327. Black Bible Chronicles: From Genesis to the Promised …

P.K. McCary

Black Bible Chronicles: From Genesis to the Promised Land is a book published in 1993 that was written by P.K. McCary.

55337. Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia

Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley

Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia is a 1988 autobiographical crime book written by Joseph D. Pistone about his story as an FBI agent going undercover and infiltrating the Mafia. In 1997, the book was made into a feature film titled Donnie Brasco, starring Johnny …

55342. Memories with Food at Gipsy House

Felicity & Roald Dahl

Memories with Food at Gipsy House is a collection of anecdotes and recipes by Roald Dahl and his second wife, Felicity.

55343. The Chosen One

Mark Robson

The Chosen One is a book published in 2003 that was written by Mark Robson.

55349. The Curse of Yig

Zealia Bishop

The Curse of Yig is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories and essays by author Zealia Bishop. It was released in 1953 and was the author's only collection published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 1,217 copies. The three stories had originally …

55356. Darcy's Story

Janet Alymer

Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer was one of the first novels published after the success of the BBC One serial of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 1995. Published in England in 1996, the novel tells the story from Mr. Darcy's point of view. In 2006, the novel was published by …

55358. The Last Cannoli

Camille Cusumano

The Last Cannoli, published by Legas, is a novel by American author Camille Cusumano. Inspired by Cusumano's experience as a descendant of Sicilian immigrants, the book is an intimate and at times sorrowful look at a family caught between the glories of the "old country", and …

55362. A Planet for the President

Alistair Beaton

A Planet for the President is a novel by Alistair Beaton. Set in the not-too-distant future, it satirically ponders the question of what action the President of the United States might take if he finally realized that global climate change is converting the earth into an …

55366. Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other …

Al Franken

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations is a 1996 American book by Al Franken. It is satirically critical of 1990s right-wing political figures such as Pat Buchanan, Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich, and particularly radio host Rush Limbaugh. Franken often …

55372. Tom Cruise: Unauthorized

Addison Wesley

Tom Cruise: Unauthorized is a non-fiction biographical book about Tom Cruise, written by Wensley Clarkson. The book was published by Hastings House in 1998. The book discusses Tom Cruise's early life, his rise as an actor, involvement with Scientology, and past relationships …

55374. Before I Die

Jenny Downey

Before I Die is a young adult novel written by Jenny Downham, first published by David Fickling Books in 2007. The novel follows the shortly ending life of Tessa, from her perspective.

55375. The Big Four

Agatha

The Big Four is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by William Collins & Sons on 27 January 1927 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. It features Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, and Inspector Japp. The UK …

55381. Shattered Moon

Kate Green

Shattered Moon is a book written by Kate Green.

55383. The Bad Place

Dean R. Koonz

The Bad Place is a novel written by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1990. It includes elements of horror, suspense, and mystery, and is presented partially as a twist on the private eye drama.

55384. Casino Royale

Ian Fleming; Anthony Burgess

Casino Royale is the first novel by the British author Ian Fleming. Published in 1953, it is the first James Bond book, and it paved the way for a further eleven novels and two short story collections by Fleming, followed by numerous continuation Bond novels by other authors. …

55389. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is …

55390. Face

Ze Benjamin

Face by British-Jamaican author and poet Benjamin Zephaniah is a novel published in 1999 about a teenage boy who suffers facial injuries in a joyriding accident. Face has also been adapted as a stage play.

55391. Inner loops : a sourcebook for fast 32-bit software …

Rick Booth

Inner loops: a sourcebook for fast 32-bit software development is a book written by Rick Booth.

55393. Podkayne of Mars

Robert A. Heinelin

Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in Worlds of If, and published in hardcover in 1963. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger, asocial genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on …

55395. Death of a Dissident

Alexander Litvinenko

Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB is a book written by Alexander Goldfarb and Marina Litvinenko about the life and death of her husband, former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned by the radioactive element …

55396. Curious George Gets a Medal

H. A. Rey

Curious George Gets a Medal is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1957. It is the fourth book in the original Curious George series, and tells the story of George's flight into space. The story was …

55398. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

55399. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of …

George Martin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones—an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R. R. Martin!If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s …

55400. NYPD Red 3

James Patterson

In James Patterson's sensational mystery, NYPD Red discovers a chilling conspiracy that terrifies the city's most powerful.NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner …



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