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.

56604. Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers

Jo Hammett

Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers is a book by Jo Hammett.

56611. 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.

56617. Moses Supposes

Ellen Currie

Moses Supposes is a book written by Ellen Currie.

56618. The Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Rogers

The Pursuit of Happiness is a book written by Thomas Rogers.

56619. Feather Mountain

Elizabeth Olds

Feather Mountain is a book by Elizabeth Olds.

56620. 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 …

56625. The little lame prince

Rosemary Wells

The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak is a story for children written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik and first published in 1875. In the story, the young Prince Dolor, whose legs are paralysed due to a childhood trauma, is exiled to a tower in a wasteland. As he grows …

56627. Kings or People: Power and the Mandate to Rule

Reinhard Bendix

Kings or People: Power and the Mandate to Rule is a book written by Reinhard Bendix.

56632. Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is a novel by Lewis Carroll, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that …

56635. Out of the Unknown

A. E.; E. Mayne Hull Van Vogt

Out of the Unknown is a collection of fantasy short stories written by A. E. van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull. It was first published in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 1,000 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazine Unknown.

56643. The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer." It won the Pulitzer …

56648. Hit and Run

Mark Delaney

Hit and Run is a book written by Mark Delaney.

56652. Rise the Euphrates

Carol Edgarian

Rise the Euphrates is a novel by Carol Edgarian. It concerns three generations of Armenian American women living in Memorial, Connecticut during the twentieth century. Rather than focus on a central character, the book contains the story of three generations: the grandmother …

56653. Dreamer

Daniel Quinn

Dreamer is a novel written by Daniel Quinn in 1988.

56654. The lake of death

Jean Rabe

The Lake of Death is a fantasy novel by Jean Rabe, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the sixth novel in the "Age of Mortals" series. It was published in paperback in October 2004. It the story of Dhamon Grimwulf, …

56655. Blades of the Tiger

Chris Pierson

Blades of the Tiger is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance setting, based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. This is the first of a trilogy about Taladas; the second book in the trilogy is Trail of the Black Wyrm. Blades of the Tiger was published in …

56657. The Phishing Manual

Dean Budnick

The Phishing Manual: A Compendium to the Music of Phish is one of the first books to be written on the history of the band Phish. It includes the forming of the band at the University of Vermont in 1983, their rise to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and finally discusses …

56659. Tara of the Twilight

Lin Carter

Tara of the Twilight is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Zebra Books in October 1979. According to Carter's introductory note, Tara of the Twilight represents his attempt to combine the genre of sword and sorcery with pornographic …

56662. We Are All Legends

Darrell Schweitzer

We Are All Legends is a collection of fantasy short stories written by Darrell Schweitzer featuring his sword and sorcery hero Sir Julian. The book was edited by Hank Stine and illustrated by Stephen Fabian, and features an introduction by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first …

56670. Hunter in the Dark

Monica Hughes

Hunter in the Dark is a young adult novel by Monica Hughes, first published in 1982 and has been the subject of school study. It is about a boy with leukemia who goes on a hunting expedition.

56677. Longleg

Glenda Adams

Longleg is a 1990 novel by Australian author Glenda Adams.

56681. Kuukiven kevät

Kaari Utrio

The Spring of the Moonstone' and its Finnish original, Kuukiven kevät is a historical novel by Finnish author Kaari Utrio. It is a romantic story from 11th century Finland, about love and hate and the meeting of two cultures. The book was published as commemorative book for the …

56685. 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 …

56686. Rivalry at Silver Spires

Ann Bryant

Rivalry at Silver Spires is a book published in 2008 that was written by Ann Bryant.

56691. Bury the Dead

Peter Carter

Bury the Dead is a book by Peter Carter.

56704. 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 …

56705. 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.

56709. Sixty-Four, Ninety-Four

R. H. Mottram

Sixty-Four, Ninety-Four is a book published in 1925 that was written by Ralph Hale Mottram.

56714. Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical …

56717. 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 …

56720. The Triple Hoax

Carolyn Keene

The Triple Hoax is the 57th book in the series of Nancy Drew. It was the first paperback Nancy Drew produced by Simon & Schuster under the Wanderer imprint. In 2005, Grosset & Dunlap reprinted it in the yellow hardback format.

56721. Hush, Hush

Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush is a 2009 New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy novel by Becca Fitzpatrick and the first book in her Hush, Hush series. The novel was first published on October 13, 2009 through Simon & Schuster and focuses on the character of Nora Grey, a teenager whose …

56723. Sourcery

Terry(Author) ; Gollancz Pratchett, Victor(Author); Victor, …

Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. On the Discworld, sourcerers – wizards who are sources of magic, and thus immensely more powerful than normal wizards – were the main cause of the great mage wars that left areas of the disc …

56724. Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam

Jody 'Babydol' Gibson

Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam is an autobiography written by Jody Gibson.

56726. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

Michael Rogers

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story is a book by Michael M. Lewis published in 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company. The book focuses on the founder of several Silicon Valley companies, James H. Clark, and the entrepreneurial culture that dominated the area during the height …

56727. Coping with the Family

Peter Corey

Coping with the Family is a book published in 1994 that was written by Peter Corey.

56729. Sixty Years of Arkham House

S. T. Joshi

Sixty Years of Arkham House is a bibliography of books published from 1939 to 1999 under the imprints of Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran and Stanton & Lee. It was released in 1999 by Arkham House in an edition of approximately 3,500 copies. The book updates Thirty Years of …

56733. Sam Hawkins Pirate Detective and the Case of the …

Ian Billings

Sam Hawkins Pirate Detective and the Case of the Scarlet Winkle is a book published in 2004 that was written by Ian Billings.

56734. Travels with my cello

Julian Lloyd Webber

The 1984 autobiography by Julian Lloyd Webber, Travels with My Cello, covers his childhood through to travelling the world as a concert performer in the early 1980s.

56737. Someone in the Dark

August Derleth

Someone in the Dark is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1941 and was the second book published by Arkham House. 1,115 copies were printed, priced at $2.00. In Thirty Years of Arkham House, Derleth implied that this …

56738. 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 …

56740. The Little Red Caboose

M. Potter

The Little Red Caboose is a children's book by Marian Potter and illustrated by Tibor Gergely, first published in 1953. It tells the story of a caboose who longs to be as popular as the steam engine at the front of the train, and gains the respect and admiration of all when it …

56741. Murder Must Advertise

Dorothy L. Sayers

Murder Must Advertise is a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, published in 1933. Most of the action takes place in an advertising agency, a setting with which Sayers was very familiar. One of her advertising colleagues, Bobby Bevan, was the inspiration for the …

56744. Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation

Wayne Swan

Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation is a book by Australian politician Wayne Swan published in 2005. Swan was the Federal Treasurer from November 2007 to June 2013.

56746. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

E.L. Konigsburg; (Narrator) Edward Herrmann

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World is a middle-age or young-adult novel by E.L. Konigsburg. It is a kind of detective story and some reviews present it as mystery fiction. Amedeo Kaplan is both new boy and rich boy in the sixth grade. He longs to discover something "no one" …

56747. Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

edited by Frederik Pohl

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon is a science fiction novel by the American writer Frederik Pohl, a sequel to his 1977 novel Gateway and the second book in the Heechee series. It was a finalist for two major annual awards, the 1981 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 1980 Nebula …

56753. The Secret Warriors

W.E.B. Griffen

The Secret Warriors is a book published in 1985 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

56758. Black Orchids

Rex Stout

Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine: "Black Orchids" "Cordially Invited …

56760. Lucky

Alice Siebold

Lucky is a 1999 memoir by Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones. The memoir describes her experiences of being raped and how the experience shaped the rest of her life.

56766. William Shakespeare, the complete works

William Shakespeare

Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the standard name given to any volume containing all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Some editions include several works which were not completely of Shakespeare's authorship, such as The Two Noble Kinsmen, a collaboration …

56777. The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bates

The Uncommon Reader is a novella by Alan Bennett. After appearing first in the London Review of Books, Vol. 29, No. 5, it was published later the same year in book form by Faber & Faber and Profile Books. An audiobook version read by the author was released on CD in 2007.

56778. Zen Shorts

Jon J Muth

Zen Shorts is a 2005 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book was followed by Zen Ties in 2008.

56781. Crime in the Kennel

Franklin W. Dixon

Crime in the Kennel is the 133rd book in the Hardy Boys Digests series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

56782. 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. …

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. The Ship of Ishtar

Abraham Merrit

The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1924, it has appeared in book form innumerable times.

56785. Urgum and the Googoobah

Kjartan Poskitt

Urgum and the Goo Goo Bah is a book published in 2008 that was written by Kjartan Poskitt.

56789. The Revenge of the Shadow King

Derek Benz & J.S. Lewis

The Revenge of the Shadow King is the first volume of three books in the Grey Griffins series written in collaborative writing by American authors Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis, and published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. The book follows the story of four friends …

56791. The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day is a 1962 children's picture book by American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. Keats received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book. It features a boy named Peter exploring his neighborhood after the first snowfall of the season. The …

56793. Selected Stories of Phillip K. Dick, Vol. 1

Philip K. Dick

This collection of Philip K. Dick's outstanding short works includes Autofac, recently adapted to film by Steven Spielberg, as well as Progeny, The Exit Door Leads In, and six more short stories.

56794. This Is Life

Dan Rhodes

In Paris, art student Aurelie Renard throws a stone and sets in motion a chain of events that will turn her life upside down. Suddenly finding herself in sole charge of a stranger's baby, and with no idea how babies work, it's only thanks to the help of her adoring professor and …

56796. The Invisible Intruder

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Invisible Intruder is the 46th volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1969 under Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

56797. Fables Vol. 21: Happily Ever After

Bill Willingham

In the aftermath of Bigby Wolf’s destruction, a shift in the Fables’ underlying power structure threatens to split their community into two warring factions - one led by Snow White, the other by her sister Rose Red. Accelerating this process are the machinations of an …

56798. Gwendy's Button Box

Richard Chizmar

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the …

56799. The Sudden Appearance of Hope

Claire North

My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. But we've met before-a thousand times.It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.No matter …

56800. All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron …

Alex Abramovich

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller "Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors." --USA Today Aaron …



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