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.

56802. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

Bill Watterson

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

56814. The Man Who Didn't Fly

Margot Bennett

The Man Who Didn't Fly is a book written by Margot Bennett.

56816. Charon's cosmology

Charles Simić

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

56817. Handles

Jan Mark

Handles is a realistic children's novel by Jan Mark, first published in 1983 by Kestrel Books of Harmondsworth, London, with illustrations by David Parkins. Set in the Norfolk countryside, it features a city girl on holiday, who loves motorcycles. Nicholas Tucker calls it "a …

56818. The Family

David Plante

The Family is a book written by David Plante.

56819. New Land

Sarah Lindsay Schmidt

New Land is a book by Sarah Schmidt

56820. 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 …

56821. The Christmas Anna Angel

Ruth Sawyer

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

56822. 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 …

56823. Three Loves

A. J. Cronin

Three Loves is a 1932 novel by A.J. Cronin about the loves of Lucy Moore — her husband, her son, and God. Initially published by Gollancz, the story demonstrates how a virtue can become a vice when misguided in seeking rewards other than those in and of itself. The …

56826. Four Farces

Georges Feydeau

Four Farces is a book written by Georges Feydeau.

56827. Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short in 1974; a 1980 opera; and a live-action …

56828. The Trail of Bohu

Charles R. Saunders

The Trail of Bohu also known as Imaro III: The Trail of Bohu is a sword and sorcery novel written by Charles R. Saunders, and published by Daw Books in 1985. The Trail of Bohu was the third and final book in the original Imaro Trilogy. A revised version of the novel was …

56840. Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is a novel by Lewis Carroll, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that …

56841. Alexa

Stan Lee

56843. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

56845. Murder at the Met

David Black

Murder at the Met is a book written by David Black.

56855. Paradise Lost

John Milton

Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. The first version, published in 1667, consisted of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books with minor revisions …

56860. Figgie Hobbin

Charles Causley

Figgie Hobbin: Poems for Children is a children's poetry collection written by the Cornish poet Charles Causley and first published in 1970. Since then it has gone through numerous reprints, including a notable version published in the United States in 1973, with illustrations …

56862. The Junkyard Dog

Robert Campbell

The Junkyard Dog is a book written by Robert Campbell.

56864. Big Town

Doug J. Swanson

Big Town is a book written by Doug J. Swanson.

56866. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

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

56867. Lily Beach

Jennie Fields

Lily Beach is a literary novel by Jennie Fields. Her first published work, this story is set in the 1960s and focuses on the character Lily Beach as she struggles with a past of abuse. Lily travels to Illinois and three different men to escape her past. Originally published by …

56868. The Negative Zone

Victor Appleton

The Negative Zone is a book published in 1991 that was written by Bill McCay under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

56870. Goldilocks

Andrew Coburn

Goldilocks is a book written by Andrew Coburn.

56871. The Hype about Hydrogen

Joseph J. Romm

The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate is a book by Joseph J. Romm, published in 2004 by Island Press and updated in 2005. The book has been translated into German as Der Wasserstoff-Boom. Romm is an expert on clean energy, advanced vehicles, …

56876. Punctuated Equilibrium

Stephen Jay Gould

In 1972 Stephen Jay Gould took the scientific world by storm with his paper on punctuated equilibrium, written with Niles Eldredge. Challenging a core assumption of Darwin's theory of evolution, it launched the career of one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of our …

56884. Chaplin: A Life

Stephen M. Weissman

Chaplin: A Life is a 2008 biography of the actor Charlie Chaplin by American psychoanalyst Stephen M. Weissman. The book examines young Chaplin's early childhood experiences and the formative role they later played in shaping his art. An ex-London street urchin, Chaplin used …

56887. A Card from Morocco

Robert Shaw

A Card from Morocco is a novel written by author and actor Robert Shaw. It was published in 1969. A Card from Morocco was the final novel in a trilogy, having been preceded by The Flag and The Man in the Glass Booth.

56893. Invitation to Murder

Rex Stout

"Invitation to Murder" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published as "Will to Murder" in the August 1953 issue of The American Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Three Men Out, published by the Viking Press in 1954.

56895. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, …

56909. The Broken-Hearted Detective

Milton Bass

The Broken-Hearted Detective is a book written by Milton Bass.

56910. Sunset and Santiago

Gloria White

Sunset and Santiago is a book written by Gloria White.

56912. Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of …

56913. Touching the Void

SIR CHRIS BONINGTON (FOREWORD) JOE SIMPSON

Touching the Void is a 1988 book by Joe Simpson, recounting his and Simon Yates' successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb of the 6,344-metre Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. The book won the 1989 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and the 1989 NCR …

56918. Pride and Prejudice (Classics)

Jane Austen

No home library is complete without the classics! Pride and Prejudice is a keepsake to be read and treasured.First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all-time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere …

56919. 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 …

56920. 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 …

56923. The French revolution

Thomas Carlyle

The French Revolution: A History was written by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle. The three-volume work, first published in 1837, charts the course of the French Revolution from 1789 to the height of the Reign of Terror and culminates in 1795. A …

56925. A Pocket Full of Rye

Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 9 November 1953, and in the US by Dodd, Mead & co. the following year. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and sixpence and the US edition …

56929. Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir

Bryan

Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir is a book by Bryan Burrough about the Russian Mir space station and the cosmonauts and astronauts who served aboard. The story centres on astronaut Jerry Linenger and the events on the Shuttle and Mir Space Programme in 1997. Personnel …

56935. God inside of me

Della Reese

God inside of me is a book by Della Reese.

56939. Catholic Ashrams

Sita Ram Goel

Catholic Ashrams is a book published by Sita Ram Goel in 1988 under his Voice of India imprint. The book was reprinted in an enlarged version in 1994. The book's analysis centers on the Christian missionaries associated with Catholic so-called "ashrams" in India. Goel sees in …

56941. The Hedge Knight

George Martin

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel is a book written by George R.R. Martin and Ben Avery.

56942. 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 …

56945. The Arkham Collector: Volume I

August Derleth

The Arkham Collector: Volume I is a collection of the entire run of the magazine The Arkham Collector from 1967 to 1971. It was released in 1971 by Arkham House in an edition of 676 copies and was not jacketed.

56946. Kinsmen of the Dragon

Stanley Mullen

Kinsmen of the Dragon is a fantasy novel by author Stanley Mullen. It was published in 1951 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 3,500 copies. The book had originally been announced by Mullen's own Gorgon Press. The superb jacket art was by Hannes Bok.

56947. Poems for Midnight

Donald Wandrei

Poems for Midnight is an illustrated collection of poems by Donald Wandrei. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 742 copies. The collection also contains four pen and ink drawings by the author's brother, Howard Wandrei

56948. 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 …

56949. Triss

Brian Jacques

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

56953. 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 …

56954. The Bridge to Nowhere

Megan McDonald

The Bridge to Nowhere is a young adult novel by the American writer Megan McDonald. Based on an actual incident in 1964, its protagonist is Hallie, a Pittsburgh seventh-grader coping with the mental depression of her laid off father, an iron worker, and the separation she …

56956. 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 …

56966. Rumble Fish

Susan E. Hinton

Rumble Fish is a 1975 novel for young adults by S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders. It was adapted to film and directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1983.

56968. O Street

Corrina Wycoff

O Street is a 2007 short story collection written by Corrina Wycoff. It is the second book published by OV Books, and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction in 2007.

56974. Through the First Antarctic Night

Frederick Cook

Published by Heinemann in 1900

56978. The Promise

Chaim Potek

The Promise is a novel written by Chaim Potok, published in 1969. It is a sequel to his previous novel The Chosen. Set in 1950s New York, it continues the saga of the two friends, Reuven Malter, an Liberal Jew studying to become a rabbi, and Danny Saunders, a genius Hasidic Jew …

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 …

56989. The Ship of Ishtar

Abraham Merrit

The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1924, it has appeared in book form innumerable times.

56990. Oahspe: A New Bible

John Newbrough

Oahspe: A New Bible is a book published in 1882, purporting to contain "new revelations" from "...the Embassadors of the angel hosts of heaven prepared and revealed unto man in the name of Jehovih..." It was produced by an American dentist, John Ballou Newbrough, who reported it …

56992. 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 …

56993. 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 …

56994. The Road from Home

David Snyder

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope, earlier titled The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, is a non-fiction book written by David Kherdian, originally published in 1979. It is based on the life of the author's mother, Veron Dumehjian, who …

56995. Silver Birch, Blood Moon

Ellen Keener

Silver Birch, Blood Moon is an anthology of fantasy stories edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow. It is one of a series of anthologies edited by the pair centered on re-told fairy tales. It was published by Avon Books in May 1999. The anthology contains, among several other …

56998. 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 …

56999. Secret Avengers, Vol. 3: Run the Mission, Don't Get …

Warren Ellis

A secret city buried a mile under America is discovered through the leakage of Von Doom radiation--a type of energy emitted only by time-travel devices. The Secret Avengers hea underground to a weird metropolis forgotten for decades, because a time machine in the wrong hands is …

57000. Saints of the Shadow Bible

Ian Rankin

Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case …



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