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.

56406. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

56415. A bibliography of A. Conan Doyle

Richard Lancelyn Green

A bibliography of A. Conan Doyle is a book written by John Michael Gibson.

56418. America Moves Forward: A History for Peter

Gerald W. Johnson

America Moves Forward: A History for Peter is a book by Gerald W. Johnson.

56419. The Christmas Anna Angel

Ruth Sawyer

The Christmas Anna Angel is a book written by Ruth Sawyer and illustrated by Kate Seredy.

56420. 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 …

56426. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

56442. The Proud Robot

Henry Kuttner

The Proud Robot is a book published in 1943 that was written by Henry Kuttner.

56446. Tommy Storm

A.J. Healy

Tommy Storm is the first novel by Irish author A.J. Healy. The protagonist is Tommy Storm, a boy, aged 11½, who experiences friendship and a love for his planet only when he is sent far away from Earth with four other Earth kids, to a school of sorts on the far side of the Milky …

56447. The Faraway Drums

Jon Cleary

The Faraway Drums is a 1981 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary about an American journalist and British intelligence officer who try to stop the assassination of King George V at the 1911 Delhi Durbar. Film rights were sold but abandoned after it was realised how much …

56452. The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady

Brian Kates

The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady is a book written by Brian Kates.

56455. Helga's Web

Jon Cleary

Helga's Web was a 1970 novel by Australian author Jon Cleary, the second to feature his detective hero Scobie Malone. Cleary did not originally intend to use the character again but wanted to write about the construction of the new Sydney Opera House and thought the detective …

56458. Havana Lunar

Robert Arellano

Havana Lunar is a book written by Robert Arellano.

56459. Vintage PKD

Philip K. Dick

Vintage PKD is a collection of science fiction stories, novel excerpts and non-fiction by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Vintage Books in 2006.

56461. The Apeman's Secret

Franklin W. Dixon

The Apeman's Secret is the 62nd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published the book in 2005.

56462. The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions

H. P. Lovecraft

The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions is a collection of stories revised or ghostwritten by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was originally published in 1970 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,058 copies. The dustjacket of the first edition features art by Gahan Wilson …

56464. Gehenna

Lewis Gannett

Gehenna is a book published in 1998 that was written by Lewis Gannett.

56465. Turning On

Damon Knight

Turning On is a collection of thirteen science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1951 and 1965 in Galaxy, Analog and other science fiction magazines. An Ace paperback reprinting in 1967 omitted the story "The Handler". This …

56468. The Hype about Hydrogen

Joseph J. Romm

The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate is a book by Joseph J. Romm, published in 2004 by Island Press and updated in 2005. The book has been translated into German as Der Wasserstoff-Boom. Romm is an expert on clean energy, advanced vehicles, …

56469. Wild times

Brian Garfield

Wild times is a book written by Brian Garfield.

56472. A Ghost in Monte Carlo

Barbara Cartland

A Ghost in Monte Carlo is a 1951 novel by Barbara Cartland. It was later adapted as a 1990 TV movie starring Sarah Miles and Oliver Twist, with Christopher Plummer, Samantha Eggar, Lysette Anthony, Fiona Fullerton, Lewis Collins and Joanna Lumley.

56476. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a book written by Barbara Robinson in 1971. It tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys, six delinquent children surnamed Herdman who engage in misfit behavior for their age such as smoking, drinking jug wine, and …

56479. Phantoms and Fancies

L. Sprague de Camp

Phantoms and Fancies is a 1972 collection of poetry by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Tim Kirk. It was published by Mirage Press. The book contains most of the poems from de Camp's earlier collection, Demons and Dinosaurs, though the …

56482. The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights

Bruce Zick

The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights is a 2006 fantasy novel written and illustrated by Bruce Zick.

56483. The Incredible Planet

John W. Campbell

The Incredible Planet is a science fiction fix-up novel by American author John W. Campbell, Jr.. It was published in 1949 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 3,998 copies. The novel is a collection of three linked novelettes that were not accepted for the magazine Astounding. The …

56490. A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old …

Frank Norris

A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West is a collection of short stories written by the American author Frank Norris. It was published posthumously in 1903 by Doubleday, Page & Company and composed primarily of recently published works.

56501. Outsmart

Daniel Parker

Outsmart is a book written by Daniel Ehrenhaft.

56514. Eye Against Eye

Forrest Gander

Eye Against Eye is a book of poetry by the American poet Forrest Gander. It includes ten photographs by Sally Mann, for which Gander has written accompaniment pieces. It is divided into sections, and includes the following:

56515. Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana

Eli Siegel

Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana: Poems is a book of poems written by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism. Definition Press, who printed it, is the publishing arm of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. The book was one of 13 finalists in the poetry …

56517. The abyss of time, changing conceptions of the …

Claude C. Albritton

The abyss of time, changing conceptions of the earth's antiquity after the sixteenth century is a book by Claude C. Albritton.

56518. The History of the Standard Oil Company

Ida Tarbell

The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904.

56519. Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began …

56520. The Deserter

Peadar O'Guilin

The Deserter is a book published in September 2011 that was written by Peadar Ó Guilín.

56521. Playback

Raymond Chandler

Playback is the final complete novel by Raymond Chandler, which features his iconic creation Philip Marlowe. It was published in 1958, the year before his death.

56523. Edward Heath

John Campbell

Edward Heath: A Biography is a book written by John Campbell.

56524. The Guns of August

Barbara Tuckman

The Guns of August, also published as August 1914, is a volume of history by Barbara Tuchman. It is centered on the first month of World War I. After introductory chapters, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the conflict. Its focus then becomes a military …

56527. Seeker After Truth

Idries Shah

Seeker After Truth: A Handbook was written by Idries Shah, one of the foremost writers on Sufism. It was first published by Octagon Press in 1982. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a complete course that could fulfil the function he had fulfilled while …

56530. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Cloak and Dagger

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.

56531. Jonathan Troy

Edward Abbey

Jonathan Troy was Edward Abbey's first published novel, as detailed in James M. Cahalan's biography of Abbey. Only 5,000 copies were printed and almost immediately after it was released the author wanted to disown the work. He asked that it never be published again, and it has …

56532. Things I Must Have Known

A. B. Spellman

Things I Must Have Known is a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry nominee.

56533. The French Lieutenant's Woman

John Fowles

The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1969 postmodern historical fiction novel by John Fowles. It was his third published novel, after The Collector and The Magus. The novel explores the fraught relationship of gentleman and amateur naturalist, Charles Smithson, and the former …

56534. The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist …

56538. Little Bear And the Marco Polo

Else Holmelund Minarik

Little Bear And the Marco Polo is a book published in 2010 that was written by Else Holmelund Minarik.

56545. Kinsmen of the Dragon

Stanley Mullen

Kinsmen of the Dragon is a fantasy novel by author Stanley Mullen. It was published in 1951 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 3,500 copies. The book had originally been announced by Mullen's own Gorgon Press. The superb jacket art was by Hannes Bok.

56546. 100 Books by August Derleth

August Derleth

100 Books by August Derleth is a bibliography of books by American author August Derleth. It was released in 1962 by Arkham House in an edition of 1,225 copies. Approximately 200 copies of the edition were bound in pictorial boards for libraries. The foreword is by Donald …

56550. The Wish

Gail Carson

The Wish is a 2000 children's novel by Gail Carson Levine, the Newbery Honor winning author of Ella Enchanted. The novel tells the story of Wilma, who wishes to be the most popular girl at her school, Claverford, forgetting that she will graduate in three weeks and move to a new …

56553. Don't Call it Frisco

Herb Caen

"Don't Call it Frisco" is Herb Caen's fourth book.

56556. A People's History of the United States

Edwin Howard Simmons

A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history as it has been experienced by the entirety of the population, not just the elites. According to him, …

56559. The Chymical Wedding

Lindsay Clarke

The Chymical Wedding is a 1989 novel by Lindsay Clarke about the intertwined lives of six people in two different eras. Inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, the book includes themes of alchemy, the occult, fate, passion, and obsession. It won the Whitbread Prize for fiction …

56560. 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 …

56562. Death of a Demon

Rex Stout

"Death of a Demon" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

56571. Ice

Shane Johnson

Ice is a Christian science fiction novel by author Shane Johnson.

56574. Spectre

William Shatner

Spectre is a novel by William Shatner, co-written with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, based upon the television series Star Trek. The novel was released in 1998 in hardcover format. This is the first in the "Mirror Universe Saga". The story continues in Dark Victory and …

56592. The TECH Project

Feliza Casano

The TECH Project is a book published in 2010 that was written by Feliza Casano.

56594. Behind the Mirror: A Search for a Natural History of …

Konrad Lorenz

Behind the mirror, a search for a natural history of human knowledge is a 1973 book by Konrad Lorenz. The direct translation of the German title is "The back side of the mirror". Lorenz summarizes his life's work into his own philosophy: Evolution is the process of growing …

56598. A Dance with Dragons

George R. R. Martin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESDon’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of WinterDubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. …

56599. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet …

Rick Riordan

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and …

56600. Precious Gifts: A Novel

Danielle Steel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman—the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer—as his second wife. In two marriages, he fathered a …



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