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.

56433. Of Chameleons and Gods

Jack Mapanje

Of Chameleons and Gods is the title of the first collection of poetry by Malawian poet Jack Mapanje, published in 1981 in the United Kingdom, in Heinemann's African Writers Series. Despite critical acclaim, the collection was withdrawn from circulation in Malawi, because it was …

56439. Time and Chance: an Autobiography

L. Sprague de Camp

Time and Chance: an Autobiography is the autobiography of science fiction and fantasy writer L. Sprague de Camp, first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.. An E-book edition was published by Gollancz's SF Gateway imprint on September 29, 2011 as part of a general …

56449. 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 …

56450. Nebula Winners Thirteen

Samuel R. Delany

Nebula Winners Thirteen is a 1980 anthology of short stories edited by Samuel R. Delany. The included works had won the Nebula Award and were originally published in 1977. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Isaac …

56451. Body Count

Burl Barer

Body Count: The Terrifying True Story of the Spokane Serial Killer is a non-fiction book released in December 2012 by Pinnacle Books and authored by crime writer Burl Barer about American serial killer Robert Lee Yates from Spokane, Washington. It was first published in 2002, …

56459. The Paradise Bargain

Betina Krahn

The Paradise Bargain is an historical, romance novel by the American writer Betina Krahn. It is set in 1790s Western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh against the backdrop of the Whiskey Rebellion. Whitney Daniels prefers buckskin to lace, moccasins to proper shoes, and independence …

56460. 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 …

56462. Hope for the separated

Gary D. Chapman

Hope for the Separated is a book written by Gary D. Chapman.

56464. No Coffin for the Corpse

Clayton Rawson

No Coffin for the Corpse is a whodunnit mystery novel written by Clayton Rawson. It is the last of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and Rawson's favorite protagonist.

56465. Belling the Tiger

Mary Stoltz

Belling the Tiger is a book by Mary Stolz.

56466. In Lovecraft's Shadow

August Derleth

In Lovecraft's Shadow: The Cthulhu Mythos Stories of August Derleth is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1998 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 2,051 copies. The stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos and several …

56467. Purple Pirate

Talbot Mundy

Purple Pirate is a fantasy novel by author Talbot Mundy. It was first published in 1935 by Appleton-Century.

56468. Infernal Sorceress

Gary Gygax

Infernal Sorceress is a book published in 2008 that was written by Gary Gygax.

56474. An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs

William E. Gates

An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs: With a Concordance and Analysis of Their Relationships is a monograph study of the Maya script by William E. Gates, first published in 1931. The inventory of glyphs used in Gates' analysis was compiled and drawn from the Madrid, Dresden and …

56477. Letters to a young activist

Todd Gitlin

Letters to a Young Activist is a book published in 2003 that was written by Todd Gitlin.

56478. 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 …

56481. Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men

Gabriel Rotello

Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men is a 1997 book by journalist, gay activist and documentary filmmaker Gabriel Rotello. The author discusses why HIV has continued to infect large numbers of gay men despite the widespread use of condoms and why many experts believe …

56482. A house is built

M. Barnard Eldershaw

A House is Built is the first novel of M. Barnard Eldershaw, the joint pseudonym of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw. It was written as a result of their seeing an advertisement for The Bulletin prize. The novel won this prize in 1928, shared with Katharine Susannah …

56487. High Stakes Game

Jeff Mariotte

High Stakes Game is a book published in 2006 that was written by Jeff Mariotte.

56489. Me and Hitch

Ed McBain

Me and Hitch is a 1997 book that chronicles the relationship between writer Evan Hunter and director Alfred Hitchcock, beginning with their meeting in the summer of 1959 through April 1963. It focuses upon their successful collaboration on The Birds, and their ill-fated …

56492. Outsmart

Daniel Parker

Outsmart is a book written by Daniel Ehrenhaft.

56493. Hawks of Outremer

Robert E. Howard

Hawks of Outremer is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,625 copies. The stories feature Howard's character Cormac Fitzgeoffrey and was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

56494. The Little Kingdom

Michael Moritz

The Little Kingdom is the first book that documented the development of Apple Computer. It was published in 1984 and written by then-Time Magazine reporter Michael Moritz. While Jobs initially cooperated with Moritz, he ended communication in the middle of the project and did …

56500. Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1

Stan Lee

Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1 is a book written by Stan Lee.

56501. 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.

56502. The Case for Israel

Alan Dowty

The Case for Israel is a New York Times bestseller by Alan Dershowitz, a law professor at Harvard University. The authors intention was to respond to common criticisms of Israel.

56504. Powers That Be

Anne & Eliz. McCaffrey & Scarborough

Powers That Be is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

56505. 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.

56506. The Law of the Land

Charles Rembar

The Law of the Land is a book written by Charles Rembar.

56508. Chaplin: A Life

Stephen M. Weissman

Chaplin: A Life is a 2008 biography of the actor Charlie Chaplin by American psychoanalyst Stephen M. Weissman. The book examines young Chaplin's early childhood experiences and the formative role they later played in shaping his art. An ex-London street urchin, Chaplin used …

56511. The Eagle

Jack Hight

The Eagle is the final novel in the A Dream of Eagles series. The Eagle follows the continuing story of Clothar from when he meets Arthur Pendragon, to, and possibly after, King Arthur's death. It also is noted for having a sympathetic portrait of Mordred. The novel was released …

56512. The Getting of Wisdom

Henry Handel Richardson

The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. It was first published in 1910, and has almost always been in print ever since.

56514. Beat Generation

Jack Foley

Beat Generation is a play written by Jack Kerouac upon returning home to Florida after his seminal work On the Road had been published in 1957. Gerald Nicosia, a Kerouac biographer and family friend has said that theatre producer Leo Gavin suggested that Kerouac should write a …

56519. A Point of Law

John Maddox Roberts

A Point of Law is a 2006 novel by John Maddox Roberts. It is the tenth volume of Roberts's SPQR series, featuring Senator Decius Metellus.

56530. Marginalia

H. P. Lovecraft

Marginalia is a collection of Fantasy, Horror and Science fiction short stories, essays, biography and poetry by and about the American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1944 and was the third collection of Lovecraft's work published by Arkham House. 2,035 copies were …

56538. The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Alexander Wetmore

The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a book published as no.155 in the zoological monograph series Bulletins of the United States National Museum. It was authored by Alexander Wetmore, with the assistance of Bradshaw H. Swales, and was published by the Smithsonian …

56539. Booby Trap

Rex Stout

"Booby Trap" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the August 1944 issue of The American Magazine. It first appeared in book form as the second novella in the short-story collection Not Quite Dead Enough, published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1944.

56550. Quentins

Maeve Binchy

Quentins is a 2002 novel by Irish author Maeve Binchy.

56551. Anansi Boys

Neil

Anansi Boys is a novel by Neil Gaiman. In the novel, "Mr. Nancy", an incarnation of the West African trickster god Anansi, dies, leaving two sons, who in turn discover each other. The novel follows their adventures as they explore their common heritage. Anansi Boys was published …

56557. The Woods

Harlan Cobden

The Woods is a book written by Harlan Coben.

56559. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and …

56561. Fools Crow

James O'Barr

Fools Crow is a 1986 novel written by Native American author James Welch. Set in Montana shortly after the Civil War, this novel tells of White Man's Dog, a young Blackfeet Indian on the verge of manhood, and his tribe, known as the Lone Eaters. The invasion of white society …

56564. Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture. Few writers have so brilliantly and poignantly conjured the desperation …

56565. Sisters

Lynne Cheney

Sisters is a 1981 novel by Lynne Cheney published only in a Signet Canadian paperback edition as part of the New American Library. Sisters is a historical novel set in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1886. Sophie Dymond, a magazine editor in New York, comes home to Cheyenne after the death …

56567. 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 …

56568. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier's in the United States.

56570. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is a 2012 book by Rachel Maddow. Her first book, Drift explores the premise that the manner in which the United States goes to war has gradually become more secretive and less democratic. In Drift, Maddow examines how American …

56574. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of …

Martin, George R. R.

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 …

56588. Mote

Chap Reaver

Mote is a book by Chap Reaver.

56590. What About Murder? A Guide to Books About Mystery …

Jon L. Breen

What About Murder? A Guide to Books About Mystery and Detective Fiction is a book written by Jon L. Breen.

56594. 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.

56595. Men of Athens

Olivia Coolidge

Men of Athens is a 1962 Young-adult historical fiction book by author Olivia Coolidge. It consists of short stories about the men who lived during the Golden Age of Greece. Men of Athens won the Newbery Medal and the Horn Book Fanfare award.

56596. Sugaring Time

Kathryn Lasky

Sugaring Time is a book by Kathryn Lasky.

56597. Swords of Steel

Elsie Singmaster

Swords of Steel is a children's historical novel by Elsie Singmaster. Set before and during the American Civil War, it tells of the childhood and coming of age of a boy from the North and his involvement with the war. The novel, illustrated by David Hendrickson, was first …

56598. 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 …

56599. Watch and Ward

Henry James

Watch and Ward is a short novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1871 and later as a book in 1878. This was James' first attempt at a novel, though he virtually disowned the book later in life. James was still in his apprentice stage as a …

56600. The functions of the executive

Chester Barnard

The Functions of the Executive is a book by Chester I. Barnard that presents a "theory of cooperation and organization" and "a study of the functions and of the methods of operation of executives in formal organizations." It was originally published in 1938; a Thirtieth …



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