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.

56601. 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 …

56603. The saber-toothed poodnoobie

Bruce Coville

The saber-toothed poodnoobie is a book published in 1997 that was written by Bruce Coville.

56610. Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His …

Harry Lee Poe

Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories is a book by Harry Lee Poe.

56614. The Ivory Child

H. Rider Haggard

The Ivory Child is a novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain.

56616. A Daughter of the Seine

Jeanette Eaton

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland is a biography written for children by Jeanette Eaton. It recounts the life story of Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière, an influential figure in the French Revolution. Born in relative obscurity, she became a prominent …

56617. The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the …

Janet Gaylord Moore

The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art is a book by Janet Gaylord Moore.

56618. The Two Reds

William Lipkind

The Two Reds is a book written by William Lipkind and illustrated by Nicholas Mordvinoff.

56623. Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites is a book published in 1992 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

56624. The Trail of Bohu

Charles R. Saunders

The Trail of Bohu also known as Imaro III: The Trail of Bohu is a sword and sorcery novel written by Charles R. Saunders, and published by Daw Books in 1985. The Trail of Bohu was the third and final book in the original Imaro Trilogy. A revised version of the novel was …

56626. Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home is a book published in 1993 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

56627. New & selected things taking place

May Swenson

New & selected things taking place is a book written by May Swenson.

56629. Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book

Martin Handford

Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book was a Where's Wally activity book released in 1990. The book introduces Wilma, her dog Woof, and the Wally Watchers. Unlike the previous three Where's Wally books, this book featured various puzzles and games rather than the traditional …

56632. A Brief History of Blasphemy

Richard Webster

A Brief History of Blasphemy: Liberalism, Censorship and the Satanic Verses is a 1990 book by Richard Webster, who discusses the controversy over Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses. Webster critiques the freedom to blaspheme, and argues against The Crime of Blasphemy. The …

56634. Murder at the Met

David Black

Murder at the Met is a book written by David Black.

56635. Many Marriages

Sherwood Anderson

Many Marriages is a 1923 Sherwood Anderson novel, largely plotless and considered by many to be the beginning of his decline as a writer. The novel did have its champions, however, F. Scott Fitzgerald among them. In this novel, Anderson continued his use of new psychological …

56640. Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the …

Neil Gaiman

A celebrated send-up of gothic literature, beautifully adapted into a dark, brooding, and oddly comical graphic novel. Somewhere in the night, a raven caws, an author's pen scratches, and thunder claps. The author wants to write fiction: stories about frail women in white …

56645. Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book

Martin Handford

Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book was a Where's Wally activity book released in 1990. The book introduces Wilma, her dog Woof, and the Wally Watchers. Unlike the previous three Where's Wally books, this book featured various puzzles and games rather than the traditional …

56653. Wolf Sisters

Susan Price

The Wolf-Sisters is a historical fantasy novel by Susan Price. It is set in the Viking society of an undetermined country, where the majority of the population, including its king, queen and court, believe in the old Norse gods. Its plot is central to Kenelm Aetheling, the main …

56654. The Junkyard Dog

Robert Campbell

The Junkyard Dog is a book written by Robert Campbell.

56656. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the …

56658. Unveiling Claudia

Daniel Keyes

Unveiling Claudia is a book written by Daniel Keyes.

56659. The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

Thomas M. Disch

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars is a book published in 1988 that was written by Thomas M. Disch.

56660. One for the Road

Harold Pinter

One for the Road is an overtly-political one-act play by Harold Pinter, which premiered at Lyric Studio, Hammersmith, in London, on 13 March 1984, and was first published by Methuen in 1984.

56670. The Phantom of Walkaway Hill

Edward Fenton

The Phantom of Walkaway Hill is a book by Edward Fenton.

56673. The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran

Christoph Luxenberg

The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran English Edition of 2007 is a book by Christoph Luxenberg. This book is considered a controversial work, triggering a debate about the history, linguistic origins and correct …

56679. Wild Cargo

Frank Buck

Wild Cargo was Frank Buck’s second book, a best seller. Buck continued his tales of his adventures capturing exotic animals. Writing with Edward Anthony, Buck related many of his experiences working with jungle creatures.

56680. Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the …

P.K. McCary

Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the Four Brothers is a book published in 1994 that was written by P.K. McCary.

56682. Interpretation and Social Criticism

Michael Walzer

Interpretation and Social Criticism is a 1987 book by Michael Walzer.

56688. 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 …

56689. Innocent: Her Fancy and His Fact

Marie Corelli

Innocent: Her Fancy and His Fact is a 1914 English novel by Marie Corelli. Its theme is the mistreatment of illegitimate children. It also contains several proto-feminist polemics against marriage.

56694. Busybody Nora

Johanna Hurwitz

Busybody Nora is a children's book written by Johanna Hurwitz and illustrated by Susan Jeschke. It was first published in 1976. It was Hurwitz's first book and was an early chapter book. One of her daughters, Naomi was the inspiration for Nora. On Accelerated Reader, the level …

56697. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, …

56713. A Friend of the Family

Lauren Grodstein

A Friend of the Family is a novel by Lauren Grodstein which takes place in the modern day suburbia of Northern New Jersey where the main character, Pete Dizinoff, a skilled internist, lives in a large house with his wife Elaine and son Alec. Pete's life begins to crumble when …

56717. 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 …

56718. Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

Bram Stoker

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.

56720. Transport Phenomena

R. Byron Bird

Transport Phenomena is the first textbook about transport phenomena. It is specifically designed for chemical engineering students. The first edition was published in 1960, two years after having been preliminarily published under the title Notes on Transport Phenomena based on …

56725. The Legend of Quito Road

Dwight Fryer

The Legend of Quito Road is an award nominated book written by Dwight Fryer.

56730. The Five Ages of the Universe

F./Laughlin Adams, G.

The Five Ages of the Universe is a popular science book written by Professor Fred Adams and Professor Gregory P. Laughlin about the future of an expanding universe first published in 1999.

56731. Act of Murder

Alan J. Wright

Act of Murder is a 2010 novel by the English writer Alan Wright. It won the Dundee International Book Prize, the largest monetary British Prize for first novels, in 2010, and was published by Polygon Press. It is a historical murder mystery set in 1894. The Courier described the …

56732. The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos

Berke

The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos is the seventh collection of the comic strip series Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed. It was published in 1989. It is preceded by Tales Too Ticklish to Tell and followed by Happy Trails!. The book includes "smell-o-toons", intended to enhance …

56733. 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 …

56734. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations …

56737. Highway Holocaust

Joe Dever

Highway Holocaust is a book published in 1988 that was written by Joe Dever.

56739. King Lear

edited by David Bevington foreward by Joseph Papp William Sh …

King Lear is a tragedy play by William Shakespeare. It depicts the descent into madness of the title character after he disposes of his kingdom between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Based on the legend of Leir of …

56740. Poems for Midnight

Donald Wandrei

Poems for Midnight is an illustrated collection of poems by Donald Wandrei. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 742 copies. The collection also contains four pen and ink drawings by the author's brother, Howard Wandrei

56745. The Luck Stone

P. G. Wodehouse

The Luck Stone is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, written under the pseudonym Basil Windham. It was compiled from a serial which appeared in ''Chums:An Illustrated Paper for Boys" between September 16, 1908 and January 20, 1909, when Wodehouse was twenty seven years old. It was …

56747. One Man and His Bog

Barry Pilton

One Man and His Bog is a 1986 travelogue book written by Barry Pilton and published by Corgi which started life as a series of talks on BBC Radio 4. It gives a light-hearted account of his walking the full length of the Pennine Way in 21 days, from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk …

56756. The Daily Book of Positive Quotations

Linda Picone

The latest in the Positive Quotation series...365 life-affirming quotes to guide you through the year. Each maxim is followed by a few paragraphs that explain the quote's meaning, and that give practical advice for applying its wisdom to your daily life.

56758. The Lost Dog

Michelle de Kretser

The Lost Dog is a 2007 novel by Australian writer Michelle de Kretser.

56761. The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Chetan

The 3 Mistakes of My Life is the third novel written by Chetan Bhagat. The book was published in May 2008 and had an initial print-run of 420,000. The novel follows the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India. This is the third best seller …

56762. Remember Me

Christopher Pike

Remember Me is a book published in 1989 that was written by Christopher Pike.

56765. Intelligent Thought

John Brockman

Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement is a book edited by John Brockman and published by Vintage Books. The book is a series of essays which discuss the idea that natural selection and evolution helps explain the world better than intelligent …

56769. The Coral Island

Ballandyne Robert

The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only …

56776. Heretic : Book One of the Templar Chronicles

Joseph Nassise

Heretic is a book published in 2005 that was written by Joseph Nassise.

56777. Epicœne, or The silent woman

Ben Johson

Epicœne, or The silent woman, also known as Epicene, is a comedy by Renaissance playwright Ben Jonson. It was originally performed by the Blackfriars Children or Children of the Queen's Revels, a group of boy players, in 1609. It was, by Jonson's admission, a failure on its …

56779. Changing Places

David Lodge

Changing Places is the first "campus novel" by British novelist David Lodge. The subtitle is "A Tale of Two Campuses", and thus both the title and subtitle are literary allusions to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. It is the first text in Lodge's 'Campus Trilogy' of …

56782. Dirty Work

Nigel Cox

Dirty Work is a 1987 novel by New Zealand author Nigel Cox. Cox's second novel, Dirty Work is set in Wellington City, New Zealand, in the mid-1980s. The book revolves around the lives of staff and guests in the Happy World, a low-rent hotel, and the conflict between the hotel …

56783. Metaphysics of War

Julius Evola

Metaphysics of War: Battle, Victory and Death in the World of Tradition is a collection of essays by Julius Evola originally published by Integral Tradition Publishing in 2007, and is now in its second edition. The book consists of English translations of essays which Evola …

56784. Rat Girl

Kristin Hersh

Rat Girl is a memoir published in 2010 by Penguin Books and written by Kristin Hersh, a guitarist, songwriter, and singer who has performed as a solo artist, and as guitarist/lead singer of the alternative rock band Throwing Muses. In the U.K., it was released with the alternate …

56790. In Pursuit of Picasso

Bruce Balan

In Pursuit of Picasso is a book published in 1998 that was written by Bruce Balan.

56794. 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 …

56795. Love in a Nutshell

Janet Evanovich

Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she’s been fired …

56798. The Second World War

Antony Beevor

A masterful and comprehensive new chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included …

56799. Autobiography

Morrissey

Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982–1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he …

56800. End of Watch: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy)

Stephen King

End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something …



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