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.

56803. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

56815. The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective …

56816. The Two Reds

William Lipkind

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

56817. The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic …

Padraic Colum

The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery is a children's book by Padraic Colum. It comprises a mixture of legendary and historical stories about Atlantic exploration, from the story of Atlantis to the naming of America. The book, illustrated by Wilfred …

56818. Young Mac of Fort Vancouver

Mary Jane Carr

Young Mac of Fort Vancouver is a children's historical novel by Mary Jane Carr. Set in 1832, it recounts the adventures of Donald McDermott, a young mixed-blood fur trader. The novel, illustrated by Richard Holberg, was first published in 1940 and was a Newbery Honor recipient …

56819. The Sinners Of Erspia

Barrington J. Bayley

The Sinners of Erspia is the fifteenth science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley. The main character is the interstellar courier Laedo, who is stranded on the bizarre artificial planetoid Erspia. The novel focuses on his attempts to gain an understanding of Erspia and …

56821. The Dark Haired Girl

Philip K. Dick

The Dark Haired Girl is a collection of essays, poems and letters by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Mark V. Ziesing in 1989. Ziesing considers this the necessary companion volume to the complete collected works of the author. The letters, in particular, provide …

56826. The Harry Chronicles

Allan Pedrazas

The Harry Chronicles is a book written by Allan Pedrazas.

56830. Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960

Richard Layman

Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960 is a book written by Julie M. Rivett and Richard Layman.

56831. New & selected things taking place

May Swenson

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

56836. John Quincy Adams and the Union

Samuel Flagg Bemis

John Quincy Adams and the Union is a book written by Samuel Flagg Bemis.

56844. 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 …

56849. Honey Baby Sugar Child

Alice Faye Duncan

Honey Baby Sugar Child is a book written by Alice Faye Duncan.

56851. The Horse From the Sea

Victoria Holmes

The Horse From the Sea is a book published in 2005 that was written by Victoria Holmes.

56853. The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady

Brian Kates

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

56854. Dreamer

Daniel Quinn

Dreamer is a novel written by Daniel Quinn in 1988.

56855. Running on Empty

Franklin W. Dixon

Running on Empty is the 36th young adult novel in the long running and successful Hardy Boys casebook series for boys written by Franklin W. Dixon. It was first published by Simon Pulse in 1990. In it The Hardy Boys investigate the disappearance of their friend, Chet Morton, and …

56858. Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X

Myron Farber

Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X is a book written by Myron Farber.

56859. A Tear in the Sky

Joseph Nassise

A Tear in the Sky is a book published in 2010 that was written by Joseph Nassise.

56860. 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 …

56862. The Empire's Legacy

Jefferson P. Swycaffer

The Empire's Legacy is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jefferson P. Swycaffer.

56863. The Paranormal Puppet Show

Justin Richards

The Paranormal Puppet Show is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

56864. Dark Futures

Russell Blackford

Dark Futures is a book published in 2002 that was written by Russell Blackford.

56865. Predator: Turnabout

Steve Perry

Predator: Turnabout is a book published in 2008 that was written by Steve Perry.

56870. Chameleon was a Spy

Diane Redfield Massie

Chameleon was a Spy is a book by Diane Redfield Massie.

56876. The conscience of a majority

Barry Goldwater

The conscience of a majority is a book written by Barry Goldwater.

56879. Longleg

Glenda Adams

Longleg is a 1990 novel by Australian author Glenda Adams.

56882. Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King

Lisa Shaw

Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King is a book by Lisa Rogak.

56887. Mystery of the Scowling Boy

Phyllis A. Whitney

Mystery of the Scowling Boy is a book by Phyllis A. Whitney.

56888. Fire Over England

A. E. W. Mason

Fire Over England is a 1936 English adventure novel written by A. E. W. Mason. The book is set in the late 16th century and covers the build-up to the Spanish Armada of 1588.

56889. The Peacemakers: The Great Powers and American …

Richard Brandon Morris

The Peacemakers: The Great Powers and American Independence is a book by Richard B. Morris.

56890. The Changelings

Jo Sinclair

The Changelings is a novel by Jo Sinclair first published in 1955 by McGraw Hill. Features tomboy protagonist Judith "Vincent" Vincent, a 12-year-old who is the newly deposed leader of a gang of pre-teen and teenage children in her Jewish/Sicilian neighborhood in Cleveland, …

56891. The Three Strangers

Thomas Hardy

"The Three Strangers" is a short story by Thomas Hardy from 1883.

56897. Out of the Darkness

Nigel Hinton

Out of the Darkness is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton. It was first published in 1998 and tells the story of a boy named Liam and a girl named Leila who were joined by fate and journey together.

56907. The Haunting

Rodman Philbrick

The Haunting is a book published in 1995 that was written by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett.

56910. 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 …

56911. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention is a biography of Malcolm X written by American historian Manning Marable. It won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History. Pulitzer.org described this as "an exploration of the legendary life and provocative views of one of the most significant …

56912. Top Ten Dickens Stories

Valerie Wilding

Top Ten Dickens Stories is a book published in 2000 that was written by Valerie Wilding.

56919. The Sand Dwellers

Adam Niswander

The Sand Dwellers is a horror novel of the Cthulhu Mythos by author Adam Niswander. It was published by Fedogan & Bremer in 1998 in an edition of 1,000 copies of which 100 were numbered and signed by the author and illustrator.

56924. Disturbing the Peace

Richard Sutcliffe

Disturbing the Peace is a novel by American writer Richard Yates. First published in 1975, Yates' fourth book concerns the crack-up and institutionalization of an alcoholic salesman. Semi-autobiographical, the novel was dismissed by critics as his weakest book.

56925. The Champion Maker

Kevin Joseph

The Champion Maker is a novel about running, that falls within the suspense thriller genre. It was written by Kevin Joseph

56926. The Penguin Guide to Jazz

Brian Morton

The Penguin Guide to Jazz is a reference work containing an encyclopedic directory of jazz recordings on CD which are currently available in Europe or the United States. The first nine editions were compiled by Richard Cook and Brian Morton, two well known chroniclers of jazz …

56928. Letters from the Editors of National Lampoon

Rick Meyerowitz

Letters from the Editors of National Lampoon was an American humor publication from 1973. It appears to be a book, but was a "special issue" of National Lampoon magazine that was published in April 1973. It was a compilation of the best of the "Letters to the Editors" pages of …

56934. Midtown North

Christopher Newman

Midtown North is a book written by Christopher Newman.

56935. Angelology

Danielle

Angelology is a first novel by Danielle Trussoni. It was published by Viking Press in March 2010.

56937. Galactic Odyssey

Keith Laumer

Galactic Odyssey is a science fiction novel by author Keith Laumer. It was first serialized in IF magazine and first published in novel form in 1967. It was also known under the title Spaceman.

56938. The Beginning

Cynthia Soroka

The Beginning is a book published in 1993 that was written by Cynthia Soroka.

56939. The Chosen One

Mark Robson

The Chosen One is a book published in 2003 that was written by Mark Robson.

56943. Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global …

Natana DeLong-Bas

Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad, is a book by academic Natana J. DeLong-Bas, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. It is based "on a close study of the 14 volumes" of collected works of Wahhabism's founder, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and has been called …

56945. My Brother Sam Is Dead

James Lincoln/ Collier Collier, Christopher

My Brother Sam Is Dead is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution. It is a Newbery Honor book that was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and nominated …

56946. Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published February 28, 1934, under the …

56950. The Tea Party Goes to Washington

Rand Paul

The Tea Party Goes to Washington is a book by United States Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. The book, co-written by radio host, columnist, and blogger Jack Hunter, describes the Tea Party movement's impact in the 2010 midterm elections in the United States, and ultimately their …

56951. Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola …

56955. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of World War I, in 1916, and first published by John Lane in the United States in October 1920 and in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head on 21 January 1921. The US edition …

56963. Project 17

Laurie Faria

Project 17 is a young adult novel, written by Laurie Faria Stolarz, published by Hyperion Books in 2007. It tells the tale of six teens who break into the abandoned mental institution, The Danvers State Hospital.

56965. Return of the Jedi

James Kahn

Return of the Jedi is a science fiction novel, written by James Kahn and published on 12 May 1983 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. According to Publishers Weekly it was the bestselling novel of that year.

56967. Quentins

Maeve Binchy

Quentins is a 2002 novel by Irish author Maeve Binchy.

56969. Wintergirls

Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls is a young adult novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It follows the story of Lia, an eighteen-year-old girl dealing with anorexia nervosa. The novel opens with the news that Lia's best friend of 10 years, Cassie, who was bulimic, has died, and the night she died, she …

56973. The Amityville Curse

Hans Holzer

The Amityville Curse is a prequel to The Amityville Horror written by Hans Holzer. A film adaptation titled The Amityville Curse was released direct-to-video in 1990.

56979. Inheritance

Christopher Paolini

Inheritance is the fourth novel in the Inheritance Cycle written by American author Christopher Paolini. The Inheritance Cycle was originally intended to be a trilogy, but Paolini has stated that during writing, the length of Brisingr grew, and the book was split into two parts …

56982. A Will to Survive

Franklin W. Dixon

A Will to Survive is the 156th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. The book was first published by Pocket Books in 1999, and reprinted by Scholastic in 2004.

56984. Midnight in Death

Nora Roberts

Midnight in Death is a novella by J.D. Robb. It is the first In Death novella, along with the shortest. It takes place between Holiday in Death and Conspiracy in Death.

56990. The Richest Man in Babylon

George S.

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in …

56991. Podkayne of Mars

Robert A. Heinelin

Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in Worlds of If, and published in hardcover in 1963. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger, asocial genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on …

56992. In Pursuit of Picasso

Bruce Balan

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

56994. DEATH Deluxe Edition

Neil Gaiman

A New York Times Best Seller!From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN comes fan-favorite character Death in a new deluxe hardcover edition collecting her solo adventures!The first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One …

56997. The Left Hand of God

Paul Hoffman

Following the bestselling novels The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things comes the final installment of Paul Hoffman’s stark, epic trilogy. Thomas Cale has been running from the truth….Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose—to destroy …

56998. David Mitchell: Back Story

David Mitchell

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That …

56999. The Fire Sermon

Francesca Haig

Nuclear war, dystopian unrest, a genetic mutation that divides twins in life and unites them in death—the “refreshingly nuanced” (Booklist, starred review) first novel in award-winning poet Francesca Haig’s richly imagined and action-packed post-apocalyptic trilogy “is poised to …

57000. Jerusalem

Alan Moore

New York Times Bestseller Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter.In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert …



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