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.

56801. The Mystery of Georges Simenon

Fenton S. Bresler

The Mystery of Georges Simenon is a book written by Fenton S. Bresler.

56803. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

56806. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes is a 2005 book by Bill Watterson.

56807. God's Caliph : Religious Authority in the First …

Patricia Crone

God's Caliph : Religious Authority in the First Centuries of Islam is a book co-authored by Middle East Scholars and historiographers of early Islam Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds. The book examines how religious authority was distributed in early Islam. It argues the case …

56811. 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.

56813. The Police Procedural

George N. Dove

The Police Procedural is a book written by George N. Dove.

56816. Ashes: Poems New and Old

Philip Levine

Ashes: Poems New and Old is a book by Philip Levine.

56817. Bright Island

Mabel Robinson

Bright Island is a children's novel by Mabel Robinson. It tells the story of Thankful Curtis, who, having grown up on a small island off the coast of Maine, reluctantly agrees to attend school on the mainland for her senior year. The novel, illustrated by Lynd Ward, was first …

56818. 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 …

56822. Have His Carcase

Dorothy L. Sayers

Have His Carcase is a 1932 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her seventh featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and her second novel in which Harriet Vane appears. The title is taken from William Cowper's translation of Book II of Homer's Iliad: "The vulture's maw / Shall have his carcase, and …

56827. 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 …

56828. 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 …

56829. The Paying Guest

George Gissing

The Paying Guest is a satirical novella by George Gissing, first published in 1895 by Cassell, as part of their Pocket Library series. It recounts the experiences of the Mumfords, a middle-class family who invite a "paying guest" into their home to supplement their income. …

56832. The Baby Squad

Andrew Neiderman

The Baby Squad is a dystopian thriller by Andrew Neiderman first published in 2003. Set in the United States in the not-too-distant future, the novel envisages a future American society where giving birth to children is illegal and where only few women are biologically able to …

56842. The Scions of Shannara

Terry Brooks

The Scions of Shannara is a fantasy novel by Terry Brooks. It is the first book in the Heritage of Shannara series, which takes place three hundred years after the end of the previous Shannara trilogy. The first version was published in 1990. The book follows the lives of the …

56853. For Mike

Shelley Sykes

For Mike is a book written by Shelley Sykes.

56854. Pursuit of the House-Boat

John K. Bangs

Pursuit of the House-Boat is an 1897 novel by John Kendrick Bangs, and the second one to feature his Associated Shades take on the afterlife.

56856. Dot and Tot of Merryland

Lyman Frank Baum

Dot and Tot of Merryland is a 1901 novel by L. Frank Baum. After Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he wrote this story about the adventures of a little girl named Dot and a little boy named Tot in a land reached by floating on a river that flowed through a tunnel. The land …

56857. Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue

Jack Gantos

Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue is a 2003 children's novel by Jack Gantos, chronicling his 4th grade year in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, only calling the main character Jack Henry instead of Jack Gantos. It is the first of the Jack Henry Adventures series.

56859. Act of Fear

Michael Collins

Act of Fear is a book by Michael Collins.

56863. 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, …

56865. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

The Transformations of Man is a book written by Lewis Mumford.

56876. IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Richard Lynn

IQ and the Wealth of Nations is a 2002 book by Richard Lynn, Professor of Psychology, and Tatu Vanhanen, Professor of Political Science . The book argues that differences in national income are correlated with differences in the average national intelligence quotient. The …

56878. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens. The novel was unfinished at the time of Dickens's death and his ending for it is unknown. Though the novel is named after the character Edwin Drood, the story focuses on Drood's uncle, precentor, choirmaster and …

56881. An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs

William E. Gates

An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs: With a Concordance and Analysis of Their Relationships is a monograph study of the Maya script by William E. Gates, first published in 1931. The inventory of glyphs used in Gates' analysis was compiled and drawn from the Madrid, Dresden and …

56889. Curious George Goes to the Hospital

H.A. and Margret Rey

Curious George Goes to the Hospital is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1966. It is the seventh and final book in the original Curious George series, and tells the story of George's experiences in a …

56892. The Next Witness

Rex Stout

"The Next Witness" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published as "The Last Witness" in the May 1955 issue of The American Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Three Witnesses, published by the Viking Press in 1956.

56894. The Future in America: A Search After Realities

H. G. Wells

The Future in America: A Search After Realities is a 1906 travel essay by H. G. Wells recounting his impressions from the first of half a dozen visits he would make to the United States. The book consists of fifteen chapters and a concluding "envoy". Wells describes the United …

56901. A White Heron

Sarah Orne Jewett

"A White Heron" is a short story by Sarah Orne Jewett. First published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company in 1886, it was soon collected as the title story in Jewett's anthology A White Heron and Other Stories. It follows young city girl named Sylvia who came to live with her …

56904. Mystery of the Witch, Who Wouldn't

Kin Platt

Mystery of the Witch, Who Wouldn't is a book by Kin Platt.

56905. Keziah Dane

Sue Grafton

Keziah Dane is a 1967 novel by Sue Grafton. A work of mainstream fiction, this novel was published by Grafton when she was 27 years old. This is one of only two Sue Grafton novels published before her more famous "Alphabet" series of mystery novels. This is the fourth novel …

56912. Sand Monkeys

Joanne Horniman

Sand Monkeys is a young adult novel by the Australian writer Joanne Horniman, who is known for novels centering on realistic depictions of people in unusual relationships. It was published in 1992 by Omnibus Books. The author's work on the novel was assisted by a writer's grant …

56913. 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 …

56914. The Beginning Was the End

Oscar Kiss Maerth

The Beginning Was the End is a 1971 pseudo-scientific book written by Oscar Kiss Maerth that claims that humankind evolved from cannibalistic apes. Its premise: — The Beginning was the End, p. 37

56915. A Tramp Abroad

Mark Twain

A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris, through central and southern Europe. While the stated …

56917. Twisted Summer

David Robbins

Twisted Summer is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

56921. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Richard Woodley

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is a novelization by the American writer Richard Woodley based upon the screenplay by Jaison Starkes and Edmond Stevens of the 1979 sports–fantasy comedy film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. It tells the story of a professional basketball team, the …

56922. Folklore of Assam

Jogesh Das

Folklore of Assam is a comprehensive book on Assamese folklore authored by Jogesh Das. The book was published by National Book Trust in 1972. The book is a part of the Folklore of India series. The book is originally written in English and then in other Indian languages.

56927. 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 …

56929. The Honour of the Knights

Stephen J Sweeney

The Honour of the Knights is a science fiction novel written by Stephen J Sweeney, the First Edition of which is licensed under Creative Commons. It was first published in 2009 and is the first book in the Battle for the Solar System novel trilogy. Sweeney wrote the novel after …

56933. The Chosen One

Mark Robson

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

56936. Century Rain

Alastair,

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

56938. Fuzzy Ergo Sum

Wolfgang Diehr

Fuzzy Ergo Sum is a science fiction novel written during 2006-2009 by Wolfgang Diehr as a sequel to H. Beam Piper's Fuzzy trilogy: Little Fuzzy, Fuzzy Sapiens, and Fuzzies and Other People. The trilogy concerns the discovery of a primitive species of small, childlike but sapient …

56940. Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carré

Our Kind of Traitor is a novel published in 2010 by the British novelist John le Carré about a Russian money launderer seeking to defect to the UK after a close friend of his had been killed by the new leadership of his own criminal brotherhood.

56946. The Bed-Sitting Room

Spike Milligan and John Antrobus

The Bed-Sitting Room is a satirical play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. It began as a one-act play which was first produced on 12 February 1962 at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, England, where it received good local notices. However, it made little impact on London's …

56947. The Twenty-One Balloons

William Pène du Bois

The Twenty-One Balloons is a novel by William Pène du Bois, published in 1947 by the Viking Press and awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1948. The story is about a retired schoolteacher whose ill-fated balloon trip leads him to discover …

56949. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

James Pittaro

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment is the first book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. The book was released in the US on April 11, 2005 and in the UK on July 4, 2005. The book is set in the near future and centers on the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids on …

56950. The Tower Treasure

Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure is the first volume in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 55th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 2,209,774 copies sold as of 2001. This book …

56953. Hadassah: One Night with the King

Tommy Tenney

Hadassah: One Night with the King is a 2004 novel by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen based upon a retelling of the Biblical Book of Esther. However, "One Night with the King" follows almost identically the novel "Esther" by Nathaniel Weinreb in plot, including direct quotes …

56954. Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp

Alice B. Emerson

Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp is a book published in 1922 that was written by W. Bert Foster under the pseudonym of Alice B. Emerson.

56955. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in …

David Shobin

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon is a non-fiction book by American author David Grann. It tells the story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For decades, …

56956. 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 …

56958. Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

Julie(Author) ; Andrews Andrews, Julie(Read by)

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 …

56963. The Gates of Hades

John Gregory Betancourt

The Gates of Hades is a book published in 2001 that was written by John Gregory Betancourt.

56966. The Queen's Man

Sharan Newman

The Queen's Man is a book written by Sharon Penman.

56968. 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 …

56969. Quentins

Maeve Binchy

Quentins is a 2002 novel by Irish author Maeve Binchy.

56970. 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 …

56971. 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 …

56972. Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford is one of the better-known novels of the 19th-century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens.

56980. Le Divorce

Diane Johnson

Le Divorce is a book by Diane Johnson.

56983. The Spiraling Worm

David Conyers John Sunseri

The Spiraling Worm is a science fiction and Lovecraftian horror novel written in the style of a spy thriller, by authors David Conyers and John Sunseri. Published in 2007, the novel went received an Honourable Mention for Best Australian Horror Novel in the 12th Annual Aurealis …

56984. The Woods

Harlan Cobden

The Woods is a book written by Harlan Coben.

56985. The Web of Indian Life

Sister Nivedita; (Margaret E. Noble) Of Ramakrishna-Vive-Kan …

The Web of Indian Life is a book written by Sister Nivedita. This book is a collection of essays and created a sensation when it was first published. The introduction of the book was written by Rabindranath Tagore.

56986. 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.

56987. The Dangerous Transmission

Franklin W. Dixon

The Dangerous Transmission is the title of a Hardy Boys Digest novel, credited to Franklin W. Dixon.

56993. 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 …

56995. Trials of Death

Darren Shan

Trials of Death is the fifth book in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is part of the Vampire Rites Trilogy, which consists of books four to six in the 12 book saga. It was first published by Collins in 2001 in the United Kingdom and 2003 in the United States.

56998. Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure

James Patterson

One last chance...for Max, Fang, and Dylan...before it all ends.Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.Book …

56999. Go the Fuck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach

"Now there's a version, complete with more of the gorgeous, yet weirdly subversive illustrations. The best part? It's still funny. The rhythms, the plodding rhymes, the illustrations, the clever play on the overused trope of the world at bedtime -- they all work together to take …

57000. Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY Slate • Daily Candy • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian (U.K.)“Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one. . . . What might be most strikingly excellent about …



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