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. Marxism and morality

Steven Lukes

Marxism and Morality is a 1985 book by political and social theorist Steven Lukes.

56804. 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 …

56812. The Blind Spot

Austin Hall

The Blind Spot is a science fiction novel by authors Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Argosy beginning in May 1921. It was first published in book form in 1951 by Prime Press in an edition of 1,500 copies, though …

56814. A bibliography of A. Conan Doyle

Richard Lancelyn Green

A bibliography of A. Conan Doyle is a book written by John Michael Gibson.

56822. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky McDermott

The Golem: A Jewish Legend is a book by Beverly Brodsky.

56823. Birthdays of Freedom

Genevieve Foster

Birthdays of Freedom is a children's history book written and illustrated by Genevieve Foster. The book was originally published in two volumes, Book One being first published in 1952, Book Two in 1957. Book One was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1953. The combined book has been …

56824. Boy with a Pack

Stephen W. Meader

Boy with a Pack is a children's historical novel by Stephen W. Meader. Set in 1837, it follows the journey of 17-year-old trader Bill Crawford from New Hampshire to the Ohio Country. The novel, illustrated by Edward Shenton, was first published in 1939 and was a Newbery Honor …

56825. The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess

Alida Malkus

The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of a Pagan Princess is a children's historical novel by Alida Malkus. It portrays the way of life in the Mayan cities of ancient Yucatán. The novel, illustrated by Lowell Houser, was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in …

56826. The Star in the Pail

David McCord

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

56836. The Damagers

Donald Hamilton

The Damagers, published in 1993, is a spy novel by Donald Hamilton, and the twenty-seventh volume of the adventures of government assassin Matt Helm. Hamilton had launched the series in 1960 with Death of a Citizen and this novel is a sequel to the second Helm book, The Wrecking …

56842. Authority and Interpretation of the Bible

Jack B. & Mckim Rogers, Donald K.

Authority and Interpretation of the Bible is a book written by Jack Bartlett Rogers and Donald K. McKim.

56848. The Provençal Tales

Michael de Larrabeiti

The Provençal Tales is a book written by Michael de Larrabeiti and published in 1988 by Pavilion Books. De Larrabeiti worked on the transhumance in the 1950s and 60s; his book records stories apparently told to de Larrabeiti by Provençal shepherds.

56856. A Basket of Leaves

Geoff Wisner

A Basket of Leaves is a 2007 collection of essays by Geoff Wisner. It is a literary tour of Africa and there is an essay on a book for all 54 countries on the continent.

56857. Degrees of Connection

Jon Cleary

Degrees of Connection is a 2004 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the 20th and last entry in the Scobie Malone series. Cleary decided to stop writing crime novels because he felt he was getting stale.

56858. Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours

Sarabeth Levine

Mastering the art of baking, presented step-by-step through recipes from the legendary New York City baker. In the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant Highline District is a destination that is beloved by discriminating dessert lovers—Sarabeth’s Bakery. Sarabeth Levine offers an …

56859. Lucky Man

Tony Dunbar

Lucky Man is a book written by Tony Dunbar.

56861. Trail of the Black Wyrm

Chris Pierson

Trail of the Black Wyrm is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance campaign series and is the second of a trilogy about Taladas. The third book in the trilogy is Shadow of the Flame.

56862. Unveiling Claudia

Daniel Keyes

Unveiling Claudia is a book written by Daniel Keyes.

56866. The Straight Man

Roger L. Simon

The Straight Man is a book written by Roger L. Simon.

56867. The Apeman's Secret

Franklin W. Dixon

The Apeman's Secret is the 62nd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published the book in 2005.

56870. Deadline

Marcy Heidish

Deadline is a book written by Marcy Heidish.

56872. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

56873. The Discovery of Global Warming

Spencer R. Weart

The Discovery of Global Warming is a book by the physicist and historian Spencer R. Weart published in 2003; revised and updated edition, 2008. It traces the history of scientific discoveries that led to the current scientific opinion on climate change. It has been translated …

56874. Better Angels

Howard V. Hendrix

Better Angels is a science fiction novel by Howard V. Hendrix first published in 1999.

56875. Bing Crosby's Last Song

Lester Goran

Bing Crosby's Last Song is a novel by the American writer Lester Goran set in 1968 in the Oakland neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of Daly Racklin, a Pittsburgh attorney who on a spring day learns from his doctor that he has one year to live. Racklin …

56878. Miss Lulu Bett

Zona Gale

Miss Lulu Bett is a 1920 novel by American writer Zona Gale, and later adapted for the stage. It was a bestseller at the time of its initial publication, but gradually fell out of favor with changing tastes and social conditions.

56880. The Phantom of Walkaway Hill

Edward Fenton

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

56881. Letters to a young activist

Todd Gitlin

Letters to a Young Activist is a book published in 2003 that was written by Todd Gitlin.

56882. 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 …

56885. A house is built

M. Barnard Eldershaw

A House is Built is the first novel of M. Barnard Eldershaw, the joint pseudonym of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw. It was written as a result of their seeing an advertisement for The Bulletin prize. The novel won this prize in 1928, shared with Katharine Susannah …

56887. A Walk on the Wild Side

Nelson Algren

A Walk on the Wild Side is a 1956 novel by Nelson Algren, most often quoted as the source for Algren's "three rules of life": "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." Algren …

56889. Faber Book of Irish Verse

John Montague

The Faber Book of Irish Verse was a poetry anthology edited by John Montague and first published in 1974 by Faber and Faber. Recognised as an important collection, it has been described as 'the only general anthology of Irish verse in the past 30 years that has a claim to be a …

56890. Becoming William James

Feinstein Hm

Becoming William James is a book written by Howard M. Feinstein.

56893. High Stakes Game

Jeff Mariotte

High Stakes Game is a book published in 2006 that was written by Jeff Mariotte.

56896. Biscuit Bear

Mini Grey

Biscuit Bear is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Mini Grey, published in 2004. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards and longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

56899. J R

William Sanders

J R is a novel by William Gaddis published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1975. It was the author's second published book, twenty years after his first, and it won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

56907. Death by China

Peter Navarro

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – A Global Call to Action is a 2011 non-fiction book by economics professor Peter Navarro and Greg Autry that chronicles, "From currency manipulation and abusive trade policies, to slave labor and deadly consumer products," the alleged …

56913. The Nightingale

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Nightingale is a novel by the American writer Agnes Sligh Turnbull set in a fictional rural Western Pennsylvania village at the turn of the 20th century. Violet Carpenter is already considered a spinster at age twenty-five when financial necessity forces her to take in …

56915. African silences

Peter Mattiniessen

African Silences is a 1991 book by Peter Matthiessen published by Random House. It recounts journeys through Equatorial Africa to study the situation of elephants and other wildlife and is a meditation upon the natural world and mankind's relationship to it and effect upon it.

56917. Hind's Kidnap

Joseph McElroy

Hind's Kidnap: A Pastoral on Familiar Airs is Joseph McElroy's second novel. Ostensibly it is a mystery concerning a six-year-old unsolved kidnapping, one that the 6'7" protagonist Jack Hind had tried to solve at the time. His marriage falling apart, Hind obsessively follows a …

56921. The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist …

56924. Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia

Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley

Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia is a 1988 autobiographical crime book written by Joseph D. Pistone about his story as an FBI agent going undercover and infiltrating the Mafia. In 1997, the book was made into a feature film titled Donnie Brasco, starring Johnny …

56925. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of …

Joseph Stiglitz

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy is a book on the causes and consequences of the Great Recession by economist and Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, first published in 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. While focusing on the roots of the …

56927. 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 …

56935. Lost Lansdale Series

Joe R. Lansdale

The Lost Lansdale Series is a series of four books by Joe R. Lansdale. None of the books in the Lost Lansdale series will ever be re-issued in any form including paperback. All have long since sold out.

56940. 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 …

56942. Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

Julie Andrews

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years is a best-selling memoir written by Julie Andrews. It was published on April 1, 2008 by Hyperion. Home tells the story of Julie Andrews' life up until 1963, when she left England for Hollywood to shoot Mary Poppins and is intended as part one of …

56945. 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 …

56952. A Long Way from Chicago

Richard Fremantle

A Long Way from Chicago is a "novel in stories" by Richard Peck. It was awarded the Newbery Honor in 1999. Peck's sequel to this book, A Year Down Yonder, won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2001.

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 …

56957. Chaos: Making a New Science

James Gleick

Chaos: Making a New Science is a debut non-fiction book by James Gleick that initially introduced the principles and early development of the chaos theory to the public. It was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1987, and was shortlisted for the …

56960. 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 …

56962. The Lost Dog

Michelle de Kretser

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

56964. The Christmas Card Murders

Earl Schenck Miers

The Christmas Card Murders is a book written by David William Meredith.

56968. Kabumpo in Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Kabumpo in Oz is the sixteenth Oz book, and the second written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was the first Oz book fully credited to her. This is the last Oz book to enter in the public domain by means of automatic copyright expiration. There are, however, other later OZ Books in …

56971. The Great and Secret Show

Clive Barker

The Great and Secret Show is a novel by British author Clive Barker. It was released in 1989 and it is the first "Book of the Art" in a trilogy, known as The Art Trilogy by fans. The novel is about the conflict between two highly evolved men – Randolph Jaffe and Richard Fletcher …

56984. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and …

56990. The Almanac of American Politics

Michael Barone

The Almanac of American Politics is a reference work published biennially by Columbia Books & Information Services. It aims to provide a detailed look at the politics of the United States through an approach of profiling individual leaders and areas of the country. The first …

56999. The Bourbon Kings

J.R. Ward

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, …

57000. The People vs. Alex Cross

James Patterson

The charges: explosive Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows …



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