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.

57003. Baseball Fever

Johanna Hurwitz

Baseball Fever is a novel written by Johanna Hurwitz and published in 1981 by William Morrow and Company. It features Ezra Feldman as the protagonist, who has a depicted obsession to baseball and is primarily centered on his father and Ezra himself, who fail to compromise …

57004. The Man of Reason: 'Male' and 'Female' in Western …

Genevieve Lloyd

The Man of Reason: "Male" and "Female" in Western Philosophy is a 1984 book by the Australian philosopher Genevieve Lloyd.

57006. Lonely Vigils

Manly Wade Wellman

Lonely Vigils is a collection of fantasy, horror and mystery short stories by author Manly Wade Wellman. It was released in 1981 by Carcosa in an edition of 1,548 copies, of which the 566 pre-ordered copies were signed by the author and artist. The stories feature Wellman's …

57007. Mystery at Wizardry School

Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

Mystery at Wizardry School is a book published in 2003 that was written by James D. Macdonald and Debra Doyle.

57018. 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 …

57019. Marked by Fire

Joyce Carol Thomas

Marked by Fire is a novel by Joyce Carol Thomas. Thomas and Paula Fox shared the 1983 National Book Award for Children's Books in category Fiction, Paperback. The story follows the life of Abyssinia "Abby" Jackson, whose home in Oklahoma is destroyed by a tornado and fire. whose …

57020. Boy of the South Seas

Eunice Tietjens

Boy of the South Seas is a children's novel by Eunice Tietjens. It tells the story of Teiki of the Marquesas Islands who, after accidentally stowing away on a visiting ship, makes a new life on the island of Moorea. The book is illustrated by Myrtle Sheldon. It was first …

57021. Out of the Flame

Eloise Lownsbery

Out of the Flame is a children's historical novel by Eloise Lownsbery. Set in sixteenth-century France, at the court of Francis I, it describes the education and adventures of Pierre, who is training to be a knight. The novel, illustrated by Elizabeth Tyler Wolcott, was first …

57024. Life Supports: New and Collected Poems

William Bronk

Life Supports: New and Collected Poems is a collection of poems written by William Bronk.

57032. The Making of a Moonie

Eileen Barker

The Making of a Moonie: Choice or Brainwashing? is a 1984 book written by British sociologist Eileen Barker, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom, ISBN 0-631-13246-5. The book describes the religious conversion process to the Unification Church, whose members are …

57036. 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 …

57043. Beside Still Waters

Gregg Easterbrook

Beside Still Waters is a nonfiction book by Gregg Easterbrook. In it he defends religion against its critics. He expounds a theory of religion and Christianity based on his reading of the Old and New Testaments, in which God is not an omnipotent omniscient being, but rather a …

57044. Run-through

John Houseman

Run-through is a 1972 book by John Houseman.

57047. The White People

Arthur Machen

"The White People" is a fantasy-horror short story by the Welsh writer Arthur Machen. Written in the late 1890s, it was first published in 1904 in Horlick's Magazine—of which Machen's friend A. E. Waite was editor— then reprinted in Machen's collection The House of Souls.

57049. 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.

57050. Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the …

Neil Gaiman

A celebrated send-up of gothic literature, beautifully adapted into a dark, brooding, and oddly comical graphic novel. Somewhere in the night, a raven caws, an author's pen scratches, and thunder claps. The author wants to write fiction: stories about frail women in white …

57056. Now Sheba sings the song

Maya Angelou

Now Sheba Sings the Song is a book of poems by Maya Angelou, published in 1987.

57063. By the North Gate

Joyce Carol Oates

By the North Gate is a collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates. It was the author's first book, first published by Vanguard Press in 1963. It was last published in 1971 by Fawcett. Two stories in the collection, "Edge of the World" and "The Fine White Mist of Winter", …

57066. Scarface: Sylvia Smith-Smith Novel: Scarface

Pete Nelson

Scarface: Sylvia Smith-Smith Novel: Scarface is a book written by Peter Nelson.

57068. 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 …

57069. Ylana of Callisto

Lin Carter

Ylana of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the seventh in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in October 1977. Its working title was evidently Jungle Maid of Callisto, as announced in Locus #198, January 30, 1977; the …

57070. Yellow Fog

Les Daniels

Yellow Fog is a horror novel by Les Daniels. It was first published in 1986 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 800 copies which were signed by the author and slipcased. The novel is part of the author's Don Sebastian series. An expanded edition was published by …

57071. Tara of the Twilight

Lin Carter

Tara of the Twilight is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Zebra Books in October 1979. According to Carter's introductory note, Tara of the Twilight represents his attempt to combine the genre of sword and sorcery with pornographic …

57074. The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions

H. P. Lovecraft

The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions is a collection of stories revised or ghostwritten by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was originally published in 1970 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,058 copies. The dustjacket of the first edition features art by Gahan Wilson …

57076. We Are All Legends

Darrell Schweitzer

We Are All Legends is a collection of fantasy short stories written by Darrell Schweitzer featuring his sword and sorcery hero Sir Julian. The book was edited by Hank Stine and illustrated by Stephen Fabian, and features an introduction by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first …

57077. Plague of Spells

Bruce R. Cordell

Plague of Spells is a novel written by Bruce R. Cordell and published in December 2008.

57078. 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 …

57084. The Richlands

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Richlands is an historical novel by the American writer Agnes Sligh Turnbull set in a rural village in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, thirty miles east of Pittsburgh. At the turn of the 20th century in Western Pennsylvania, Jim Ryall decides to farm the Richlands instead …

57085. Phantoms and Fancies

L. Sprague de Camp

Phantoms and Fancies is a 1972 collection of poetry by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Tim Kirk. It was published by Mirage Press. The book contains most of the poems from de Camp's earlier collection, Demons and Dinosaurs, though the …

57087. 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 …

57091. Washington Square

Henry James

Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, unemotional …

57093. The Crown of Light

Anne Spencer Parry

The Crown of Light is a book published in 1980 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

57094. The Little White Car

Rhodes De

The Little White Car, is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes, published under the pen name Danuta de Rhodes in 2004 by Canongate and has been translated into 12 languages. The book's premise, based on real-world evidence, is that the car carrying Diana, Princess of Wales was in …

57095. 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 …

57097. People Like Us

Waleed Aly

People Like Us, published in 2007, is a book authored by the Muslim Australian academic, musician and former commercial lawyer Waleed Aly.

57100. Grammata Serica Recensa

Bernhard Karlgren

The Grammata Serica Recensa is a dictionary of Old Chinese published by the Swedish sinologist Bernard Karlgren in 1957. Bernard Karlgren made fundamental contributions to the study of the phonology of Middle and Old Chinese, which he called Ancient and Archaic Chinese …

57102. They Call Me Carpenter

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale of the Second Coming is a novel written by Upton Sinclair in 1922 that exposed the new and upcoming culture of 1920's Southern California, namely Hollywood. Sinclair does this by using Jesus, or Carpenter as Sinclair calls him, as a literary figure.

57104. Rivalry at Silver Spires

Ann Bryant

Rivalry at Silver Spires is a book published in 2008 that was written by Ann Bryant.

57125. The Case of the Dirty Bird

Gary Paulsen

The Case of the Dirty Bird is the first novel in the Culpepper Adventures series by Gary Paulsen. It is about Dunc Culpepper and best friend, Amos who with the help of an 150-year-old parrot manage to uncover a ring of appliance thieves and escape a watchdog to discover who …

57126. The Namesake

Jhumpa

The Namesake is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It was originally a novella published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full-length novel. It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Interpreter of …

57127. Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

Margaret Atwood

Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is a non-fiction book written by Margaret Atwood, about the nature of debt, for the 2008 Massey Lectures. Each of the book's five chapters was delivered as a one hour lecture in a different Canadian city, beginning in St. John's, …

57128. Temple of the Winds

Terry Goodkind

Temple of the Winds is the fourth book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth.

57129. The Poky Little Puppy

Janette Sebring Lowrey

The Poky Little Puppy is the titular character and a children's book written by Texas author Janette Sebring Lowrey and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. It was first published in 1942 as one of the first 12 books in the Simon and Schuster series Little Golden Books. The copyright …

57134. 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.

57141. The Legend of Quito Road

Dwight Fryer

The Legend of Quito Road is an award nominated book written by Dwight Fryer.

57142. The Rabbit Factory

Marshall Karp

The Rabbit Factory is the first novel by author Marshall Karp. It recounts the investigation by detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs as they explore a series of murders directed at a fictional company Lamaar, a parody of Disney. First is the murder of the man wearing the …

57143. 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.

57144. Database System Concepts

Abraham/ Korth Silberschatz, Henry F./ Sudarshan, S.

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 …

57149. Evil Always Ends

Joseph Payne Brennan

Evil Always Ends is a supernatural detective novella by Joseph Payne Brennan. It was first published in 1982 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 750 copies, all of which were signed by the author and the artist. The book was issued to commemorate Brennan's …

57155. Global Reach

Richard Barnet

Global Reach is the book written by Richard J. Barnet and Ronald E. Muller.

57157. Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation

Wayne Swan

Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation is a book by Australian politician Wayne Swan published in 2005. Swan was the Federal Treasurer from November 2007 to June 2013.

57162. God Drug

Stephen L. Antczak

God Drug is a science fiction graphic novel by Stephen Antczak that has been reviewed as being "1 part Apocalypse Now, 1 part Salvador Dali, 2 parts The Trip, 1 pinch each of The Terminator, Mary Poppins, and Silence of the Lambs...marinade in equal parts alcohol and your …

57164. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Susanna

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the 2004 debut novel of British writer Susanna Clarke. An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: …

57165. 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 …

57166. Birds of Western Australia

D. L. Serventy

The Birds of Western Australia is a book first published in 1948 by Patersons Press Ltd in Perth, Western Australia. Its full title originally was A Handbook of the Birds of Western Australia, though with the publication of the 5th edition only the shorter form was used. It was …

57168. A Kiss of Shadows

Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows is the first novel in the Merry Gentry series by American writer Laurell K. Hamilton.

57171. 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.

57185. Adam Bede

George Eliot

Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot, was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time. The novel has remained in print ever since, and is used in university studies of …

57186. The Accidental Asian

Eric Liu

The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker is a collection of memoirs and essays by American writer Eric Liu published in 1998. One of his arguments criticizes the unified Asian American movement with uniform interests. The book was well received by major reviewers, …

57195. The Invisible Intruder

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Invisible Intruder is the 46th volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1969 under Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

57196. How Music Works

David Byrne

Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: It's no surprise that David Byrne knows his music. As the creative force behind Talking Heads and many solo and collaborative ventures, he's been writing, playing, and recording music for decades. What is surprising is how well his …

57197. 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 …

57198. Year One (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)

Nora Roberts

"It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; la and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population …

57199. NYPD Red 3

Marshall Karp

In James Patterson's sensational mystery, NYPD Red discovers a chilling conspiracy that terrifies the city's most powerful.NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner …

57200. 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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