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.

56809. Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of …

Thomas Stephen Szasz

Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry is a 2002 work on, and a critique of, psychiatry by Thomas Szasz.

56815. The Headless Lady

Clayton Rawson

The Headless Lady is a whodunnit mystery novel written by Clayton Rawson. A character in the novel, a detective story writer named Stuart Towne, has the same name as a pen name of Rawson. This is the third of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and …

56820. The black prince and other stories

Shirley Ann Grau

The black prince and other stories is a book written by Shirley Ann Grau.

56821. 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.

56822. Mr. Justice Holmes

Clara Ingram Judson

Mr. Justice Holmes is a book by Clara Ingram Judson.

56823. The Christmas Anna Angel

Ruth Sawyer

The Christmas Anna Angel is a book written by Ruth Sawyer and illustrated by Kate Seredy.

56824. The Star in the Pail

David McCord

The Star in the Pail is the 1975 collection of poems by David McCord.

56825. Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People

August Derleth

Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People is a collection of stories by authors August Derleth and Mark Schorer writing in collaboration. It was released in 1966 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,405 copies. The stories were written while the two authors shared a cabin on the …

56834. Emeka

Frederick Forsyth

Emeka a biography by Frederick Forsyth about his friend Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, head of the state of Biafra, a republic that seceded from Nigeria and was briefly independent. The book was published in 1982. In 1991 a revised edition was published. "Emeka" is an …

56835. New & selected things taking place

May Swenson

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

56837. Database System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

Database System Concepts, by Abraham Silberschatz and Hank Korth, is a classic textbook on database system. It is often called the sailboat book. The First Edition of the book had on the cover number of sailboats labeled with various database models. The boats are sailing from a …

56852. Delusions, etc. of John Berryman

John Berryman

Delusions, etc. of John Berryman is a book written by John Berryman.

56866. The Mirror of Helen

Richard Purtill

The Mirror of Helen is a book published 1983 in that was written by Richard Purtill.

56874. Murder on the Midnight Plane

Gaby Waters

Murder on the Midnight Plane is book 3 in the Usborne Puzzle Adventure series of children's books. This was originally marketed as a "Solve It Yourself" book. Later this series was renamed "Usborne Puzzle Adventures". In 2001 the cover was redesigned.

56875. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

John Theydon

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a book published in 1967 that was written by John W. Jennison.

56876. The Three Witch Maidens

Ruth Manning-Sanders

The Three Witch Maidens was originally published in the United Kingdom in 1972, by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. This entry, however, refers to the 1977 paperback version published by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. under its Beaver Books imprint. The book is an anthology of 15 fairy …

56880. American Government

James Q. Wilson

American Government is a textbook, now in its thirteenth edition, written by noted public administration scholar James Q. Wilson and political scientist John J. DiIulio, Jr.. DiIulio is a Democrat who served as the director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community …

56881. Science-Fiction: The Early Years

Everett F. Bleiler

Science-Fiction: The Early Years is a book written by Everett F. Bleiler and Richard Bleiler.

56882. The Happiness of Blond People

Elif Shafak

Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is Elif Shafak's examination of national identity."You know, I never understand. How come their children are so quiet …

56889. Peter the Great: His Life and World

Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great: His Life and World is a 1980 work written by Robert K. Massie. The book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The book chronicles the life of Peter I of Russia, and is divided into five parts: "Old Muscovy", "The Great Embassy", "The Great …

56897. 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 …

56898. Peril's Gate

Janny GarmanlForgue Worts

Peril's Gate is volume six of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also volume three of the Alliance of Light, the third story arc in the Wars of Light and Shadow.

56899. Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began …

56906. Friend of the Devil

Peter Robinson

Friend of the Devil is the seventeenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2007, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

56908. Year's Best SF 15

David Hartwell Kathryn Cramer

Year's Best SF 15 is a science fiction anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer that was published in June 2010. It is the fifteenth in the Year's Best SF series.

56914. Wild Law

Cormac Cullinan

Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice is a book by Cormac Cullinan that proposes recognizing natural communities and ecosystems as legal persons with legal rights. The book explains the concept of wild law, that is, human laws that are consistent with earth jurisprudence. …

56915. The Pacific Between

Raymond K. Wong

The Pacific Between is a romantic coming of age novel by Raymond K. Wong. Published in 2006, The Pacific Between was the finalist for the IPPY Book Award in 2006. The novel is loosely based on the author's experience as an immigrant and young adult, but the characters and events …

56925. Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood

Taslima Nasreen

Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood is a 1998 autobiographical book by Bangladeshi doctor, turned feminist writer Taslima Nasrin.

56928. The god child

Paul Sayer

The God Child is a crime novel by English author Paul Sayer published in 1996.

56929. 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.

56931. Sparks

Ally Kennen

Sparks is a novel by Ally Kennen, that was published on April 4, 2010. It was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

56936. Century Rain

Alastair,

Century Rain is a 2004 noir science fiction alternate history mystery novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds.

56938. 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 …

56943. Before…12:01…and After

Richard A. Lupoff

Before…12:01…and After is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror stories by author Richard A. Lupoff. It was released in 1996 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 2,100 copies of which 100 were signed by the author and the artist. Many of the stories …

56944. Triss

Brian Jacques

Triss is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2002. It is the 15th book in the Redwall series.

56954. Jake Gander, Storyville Detective: The Case of the …

George McClements

Jake Gander, Storyville Detective: The Case of the Greedy Granny is a book by George McClements.

56956. The Chymical Wedding

Lindsay Clarke

The Chymical Wedding is a 1989 novel by Lindsay Clarke about the intertwined lives of six people in two different eras. Inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, the book includes themes of alchemy, the occult, fate, passion, and obsession. It won the Whitbread Prize for fiction …

56961. A Planet for the President

Alistair Beaton

A Planet for the President is a novel by Alistair Beaton. Set in the not-too-distant future, it satirically ponders the question of what action the President of the United States might take if he finally realized that global climate change is converting the earth into an …

56967. Cry to Heaven

Anne Rice

Cry to Heaven is a novel by American author Anne Rice published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1982. Taking place in eighteenth-century Italy, it follows the paths of two unlikely collaborators: a Venetian noble and a maestro from Calabria, both trying to succeed in the world of the …

56973. Kilmeny of the Orchard

L. M. Montgormery

Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking through an old orchard and …

56974. 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 …

56976. Falling Up

Shel Silverstein

Falling Up is a 1996 poetry collection for children by Shel Silverstein, published by HarperCollins. It features illustrations, drawn by the author, for most of the 144 poems. Silverstein dedicated the book to his son, Matthew. It is also the third and final poetry collection by …

56982. Heretic : Book One of the Templar Chronicles

Joseph Nassise

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

56988. Scare School

R. L. Stine

Scare School is a book published in 2001 that was written by R. L. Stine.

56990. The Murder of Hound Dog Bates

Robbie Branscum

The Murder of Hound Dog Bates is a book by Robbie Branscum.

56996. 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 …

56997. The Land I Lost

Quang Nhuong Huynh

The Land I Lost is an autobiographical book that centers on the life of the author, Quang Nhuong Huynh. The book was first published by Harper & Row in 1982, and was illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai. Huynh's second book, Water Buffalo Days, used multiple passages originally …

56999. Home From the Sea: An Elemental Masters Novel

Mercedes Lackey

The seventh novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon in a richly-detailed alternate Victorian EnglandFor as long as she could remember, Mari Prothero had seen things—things that shouldn’t, that …

57000. Echoes of Betrayal

Elizabeth Moon

The action continues fast and furious in this third installment of Elizabeth Moon’s celebrated return to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. This award-winning author has firsthand military experience and an imagination that knows no bounds. Combine …



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