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 …

56606. Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers

Jo Hammett

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

56615. The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, …

56617. John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study

S. T. Joshi

John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study is a book written by S. T. Joshi.

56619. The Tragic Muse

Henry James

The Tragic Muse is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1889-1890 and then as a book in 1890. This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick Dormer, who vacillates between a political …

56620. Charon's cosmology

Charles Simić

Charon's cosmology is a book written by Charles Simic.

56623. Marked by Fire

Joyce Carol Thomas

Marked by Fire is a novel by Joyce Carol Thomas. Thomas and Paula Fox shared the 1983 National Book Award for Children's Books in category Fiction, Paperback. The story follows the life of Abyssinia "Abby" Jackson, whose home in Oklahoma is destroyed by a tornado and fire. whose …

56624. Del-Del

Victor Kelleher

Del-Del is a psychological young adult novel written by Australian author Victor Kelleher and published in 1992. It deals with themes of loss and apparent demonic possession.

56625. Windows & stones

Tomas Transtromer

Windows & stones is a selection of poems by Tomas Tranströmer and translated into English by May Swenson.

56639. Kneel to the Rising Sun and Other Stories (Four …

Erskine Caldwell

Kneel to the Rising Sun is a collection of short stories by Erskine Caldwell first published in 1935. The seventeen stories, only a few pages each, all deal with various tragedies occurring in the early twentieth century American South, chiefly caused by poverty or racism. …

56641. The Bait

Dorothy Uhnak

The Bait is a book by Dorothy Uhnak.

56654. 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 …

56659. The dear green place

Archie Hind

The dear green place is the book written by Archie Hind.

56666. Face

Cecile Pineda

Face is a novel written by Cecile Pineda.

56671. Killing Time

Justin Richards

Killing Time is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

56674. Handbook of Religion and Health

Harold G Koenig

Handbook of Religion and Health is a scholarly book about the relation of spirituality and religion with physical and mental health. Written by Harold G. Koenig, Michael E. McCullough, and David B. Larson, the book was published in the United States in 2001. The book has been …

56675. Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits

T. D. Jakes

Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits is a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional nominated book by T. D. Jakes.

56681. Witchwood

Alan Lloyd

Witchwood is a book published in 1989 that was written by Alan Lloyd.

56682. 21st Century Game Design

Chris Bateman

21st Century Game Design is a book by Chris Bateman and Richard Boon. This book is part of the Game Development Series. It was first published by Charles River Media on August 29, 2005. The main innovation of the book is the focus on demographic game design through the use of a …

56686. 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 …

56690. The Crown of Light

Anne Spencer Parry

The Crown of Light is a book published in 1980 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

56693. 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.

56699. The Rod of Seven Parts

Skip Williams

The Rod of Seven Parts is an accessory for the 2nd edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, published in 1996.

56702. The inhabitant of the lake and less welcome tenants

Ramsey Campbell

The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by British author J. Ramsey Campbell, who dropped the initial from his name in subsequent publications. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,009 copies …

56709. The Bridge of Light

A. Hyatt Verrill

The Bridge of Light is a science fiction novel by author A. Hyatt Verrill. It was originally published in the Fall 1929 edition of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories Quarterly. It was subsequently republished in book form in 1950 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 2,556 copies. In …

56712. The Sleeper Awakes

H. G. Wells

The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian science fiction novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. The …

56716. Stone of Tears

Terry Goodkind

Stone Of Tears is the second book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth.

56718. The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman …

Edith Beer

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust is a 1999 autobiography by Austrian-born Edith Hahn-Beer. Written with the help of Susan Dworkin, the book's first edition was published by Rob Weibach Books and William Morrow and Company. A documentary film …

56725. 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 …

56726. 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 …

56727. Leavenworth Train

Joe Jackson

Leavenworth Train is a book written by Joe Jackson.

56734. The Gold Solution

Herbert Resnicow

The Gold Solution is a book written by Herbert Resnicow.

56736. In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential …

John Gray Geer

In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaign is a book written by John G. Geer.

56737. 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.

56738. 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.

56739. 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 …

56740. 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 …

56741. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from …

56747. 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.

56754. 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. Slow Dancing

Elizabeth Benedict

Slow Dancing is a book written by Elizabeth Benedict

56760. 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 …

56768. The Assault on Truth

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory is a 1984 book by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, who argues that Sigmund Freud deliberately suppressed his early hypothesis that hysteria is caused by sexual abuse during infancy, a conclusion that Masson reached …

56770. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Charles Darwin

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by Charles Darwin, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour. It was published thirteen years after On the Origin of Species and alongside his 1871 book The Descent of Man, it is Darwin's …

56771. Through the First Antarctic Night

Frederick Cook

Published by Heinemann in 1900

56783. The Heralds

Brian Killick

The Heralds is a novel written by Brian Killick in 1973. It is a fictional account of the inner workings of the College of Arms in London. The book follows the exploits of the College's members after the announcement that the current Garter Principal King of Arms will be …

56784. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carengie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, it has sold 15 million copies world-wide. Leon Shimkin of the publishing firm Simon & Schuster took one of the …

56786. Clean Sweep: The Inside Story of the Zzzz Best …

Barry Minkow

Clean Sweep: The Inside Story of the Zzzz Best Scam... One of Wall Street's Biggest Frauds is a book written by Barry Minkow.

56787. Babylon by Bus

Ray LeMoine

The true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling Yankees Suck T-Shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, where they became employed by the occupation in jobs for which they lacked qualification and witnessed much that amazed and disturbed …

56789. 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 …

56792. Lies My Teacher Told Me

James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by sociologist James W. Loewen. It critically examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views …

56793. The Dragon Hunters

Paul Genesse

The Dragon Hunters: Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series: On this hunt, you give up everything . . . The last of an order of dragon hunters must track down the Dragon King’s daughter and stop her from getting the Crystal Eye, an ancient artifact that will cause the destruction of …

56795. Curiosities,The: A Collection of Stories

Tessa Gratton

-A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck. -Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing. -A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream). These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this …

56796. 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 …

56797. Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel

Meg Cabot

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding—but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a …

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. Guapa

Saleem Haddad

A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and …



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