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.

57202. The Mystery of Georges Simenon

Fenton S. Bresler

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

57209. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

57220. The Politics of Individualism

L. Susan Brown

The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, and Anarchism is a 1993 political science book by L. Susan Brown. She begins by noting that liberalism and anarchism seem at times to share common components, but on other occasions are in direct opposition to one …

57222. Hermaphrodeity

Alan Friedman

Hermaphrodeity is the 1972 book written by Alan Friedman.

57231. Your UNIX: The Ultimate Guide

Sumitabha Das

Your UNIX: The Ultimate Guide is a book written by Sumitabha Das.

57233. Durandal

Harold Lamb

Durandal is a novel of historical fiction by Harold Lamb. The first part of a 1931 novel, it was published as a stand-alone book titled simply Durandal in 1981 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher in an edition of 1,875 copies of which 400 were boxed and signed by the artists. Intended …

57234. The individual in Darwinʼs world

Stephen Jay Gould

The individual in Darwinʼs world is a book by Stephen Jay Gould.

57237. A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The collection was first published in 1955. The subjects of the short stories range from baptism to serial killers to human greed and exploitation. The majority of …

57241. Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book

Martin Handford

Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book was a Where's Wally activity book released in 1990. The book introduces Wilma, her dog Woof, and the Wally Watchers. Unlike the previous three Where's Wally books, this book featured various puzzles and games rather than the traditional …

57247. A Brief History of Blasphemy

Richard Webster

A Brief History of Blasphemy: Liberalism, Censorship and the Satanic Verses is a 1990 book by Richard Webster, who discusses the controversy over Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses. Webster critiques the freedom to blaspheme, and argues against The Crime of Blasphemy. The …

57251. Deadstick

Terence Faherty

Deadstick is a book written by Terence Faherty.

57252. Bye-Bye

Jane Ransom

Bye-Bye is the first novel by Jane Ransom, for which she won the 1996 New York University Press Prize for Fiction. It was published by the New York University Press.

57262. Six Days or Forever?

Ray Ginger

Six Days or Forever?: Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes is a 1958 book on the Scopes Trial by Ray Ginger, first published in hardcover by Beacon Press and later reprinted in paperback by Oxford University Press. Ginger, later a Professor of History at Brandeis, Wayne State …

57265. A Little Raw on Monday Mornings

Robert Cormier

A Little Raw on Monday Mornings is an adult novel published by popular young adult author Robert Cormier in 1963.

57266. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam. It features a caterpillar who eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs …

57270. Shy Leopardess

Leslie Barringer

Shy Leopardess is a fantasy novel by Leslie Barringer, the third and last book in his three volume Neustrian Cycle. It is set around the 14th century in an alternate medieval France called Neustria. The book was first published in the United Kingdom by Methuen in 1948. Its …

57274. The Other Lover

Bruce Smith

The Other Lover is a book written by Bruce Smith.

57276. The Sheikh's Captive Bride

Susan Stephens

The Sheikh's Captive Bride is a book written by Susan Stephens.

57279. Gehenna

Lewis Gannett

Gehenna is a book published in 1998 that was written by Lewis Gannett.

57283. The Shards

Gary Wassner

The Shards is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gary Wassner.

57285. 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 …

57286. Operating System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

Operating System Concept Texbook, by Abraham Silberschatz and James Peterson, is a classic textbook on operating system. It is often called the Dinosaur book. The First Edition of the book had on the cover number of dinosaurs labeled with various old operating systems. The …

57288. Great Women Mystery Writers

Kathleen Gregory Klein

Great Women Mystery Writers is a book written by Kathleen Klein.

57289. The Quartz Massacre

Rebecca Levene

The Quartz Massacre is a book published in 2005 that was written by Rebecca Levene.

57292. Guided Tour

Gordon R. Dickson

Guided Tour is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Tor Books in 1988. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, Astounding, Planet Stories, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Future, …

57295. Encyclopedia of American Religions

J. Gordon Melton

Encyclopedia of American Religions, renamed Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions in the eighth edition, is a reference book by J. Gordon Melton first published in 1978, by Consortium Books, A McGrath publishing company. It is currently in its eighth edition and has become …

57296. Dickens

Peter Ackroyd

Dickens is a 1990 book by Peter Ackroyd.

57300. Kuukiven kevät

Kaari Utrio

The Spring of the Moonstone' and its Finnish original, Kuukiven kevät is a historical novel by Finnish author Kaari Utrio. It is a romantic story from 11th century Finland, about love and hate and the meeting of two cultures. The book was published as commemorative book for the …

57301. Hawthorne

Henry James

Hawthorne is a book of literary criticism by Henry James published in 1879. The book was an insightful study of James' great predecessor, Nathaniel Hawthorne. James gave extended consideration to each of Hawthorne's novels and a selection of his short stories. He also reviewed …

57303. Why Britain is at war

Harold Nicolson

Why Britain is at War is a polemic treatise written by Harold Nicolson and first published by Penguin Books on 7 November 1939 shortly after the Second World War began. In the book, Nicolson explores Adolf Hitler's insatiable grasp for power, the foreign policy brinkmanship and …

57315. Selections from the writings of Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard

Selections from the Writings of Kierkegaard is a 1923 book about Søren Kierkegaard by the American scholar Lee M. Hollander. Its publication marked a significant turning-point in American and English language philosophy, as it introduced English translation excerpts of …

57325. Eye Against Eye

Forrest Gander

Eye Against Eye is a book of poetry by the American poet Forrest Gander. It includes ten photographs by Sally Mann, for which Gander has written accompaniment pieces. It is divided into sections, and includes the following:

57327. The Book of Ptath

A.E. Van Vought

The Book of Ptath is a science fiction novel by author A. E. van Vogt. It was first published in book form in 1947 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 3,021 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Unknown in October 1943. The book has also appeared under the …

57328. 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 …

57338. The Death Guard

Philip George Chadwick

The Death Guard is the only published novel of the English author Philip George Chadwick. Although the author is virtually unknown to the wider public, his work has received attention from literary scholars. The novel contains many themes later developed by L Ron Hubbard and …

57340. Film Noir

Bruce Crowther

Film Noir is a book written by Bruce Crowther.

57342. Lord Jim

Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. An early and primary event is the abandonment of a ship in distress by its crew including the young British seaman Jim. He is publicly censured for …

57344. Where's the Birth Certificate?

Jerome Corsi

Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President is a book by Jerome Corsi which promotes the claim that U.S. president Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus constitutionally unqualified to hold the …

57345. 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 …

57347. Memories with Food at Gipsy House

Felicity & Roald Dahl

Memories with Food at Gipsy House is a collection of anecdotes and recipes by Roald Dahl and his second wife, Felicity.

57348. Galactic Odyssey

Keith Laumer

Galactic Odyssey is a science fiction novel by author Keith Laumer. It was first serialized in IF magazine and first published in novel form in 1967. It was also known under the title Spaceman.

57350. Act of Murder

Alan J. Wright

Act of Murder is a 2010 novel by the English writer Alan Wright. It won the Dundee International Book Prize, the largest monetary British Prize for first novels, in 2010, and was published by Polygon Press. It is a historical murder mystery set in 1894. The Courier described the …

57353. Deadfall in Berlin

R.D. Zimmerman

Deadfall in Berlin is a book written by Robert D. Zimmerman.

57354. The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare

The Sign of the Beaver is a children's historical novel by American author Elizabeth George Speare, which has won numerous literary awards. It was published in February 1983, and has become one of her most popular works. The idea for this book came from a factual story that …

57356. Wyvernhail

Amelia

Wyvernhail is the fifth book in the Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The preceding four books in order are: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, and Wolfcry. It is told from the point of view of Hai the gyrfalcon, cobra mix, who is struggling to find a way out of Ecl, or …

57357. Milkweed

Jerry Spinelli

Milkweed is a 2003 young adult historical fiction novel by American author Jerry Spinelli. The book is about a boy in Warsaw, Poland in the years of World War II during the Holocaust. Over time he is taken in by a Jewish group of orphans and he must avoid the German troops while …

57361. Celebrity In Death

Nora Roberts

Celebrity In Death is a book written by Nora Roberts.

57363. Don't Call it Frisco

Herb Caen

"Don't Call it Frisco" is Herb Caen's fourth book.

57365. Legion of the Dead

Justin Richards

Legion of the Dead is a book published in 2005 that was written by Justin Richards.

57366. A River Runs Through It

Norman McLean

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories is a semi-autobiographical collection of three stories by author Norman Maclean published in May 1976 by the University of Chicago Press. It contains: "A River Runs Through It" "Logging and Pimping and 'Your pal, Jim'" "USFS 1919: The …

57367. Eeny Meeny Murder Mo

Rex Stout

"Eeny Meeny Murder Mo" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the March 1962 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

57371. The Daily Book of Positive Quotations

Linda Picone

The latest in the Positive Quotation series...365 life-affirming quotes to guide you through the year. Each maxim is followed by a few paragraphs that explain the quote's meaning, and that give practical advice for applying its wisdom to your daily life.

57372. Night Shift

Stephen King

Night Shift is the first collection of short stories by Stephen King, first published in 1978. In 1980, Night Shift received the Balrog Award for Best Collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. Many of King's most …

57386. Shooting Script

Gavin Lyall

Shooting Script is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1966.

57387. Infinity Blade: Awakening

Brandon Sanderson

Infinity Blade: Awakening is a novella by fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. It is based on the action role-playing iOS video game Infinity Blade developed by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games, and serves as a story bridge between the first and the second game. It was released …

57390. A Convenient Wedding (White Weddings)

Lucy Gordon

It was a grand white wedding that would make the society pages the world over—handsome British aristocrat Jarvis Larne was marrying beautiful American oil heiress Meryl Winters. But behind the lavish ceremony, their vows were a sham.Marrying for convenience had been the only way …

57393. Cinderella: Fables Are Forever

Bill Willingham

Fabletown's favorite secret agent and bon vivant Cinderella is back on the job again in this follow up limited series to CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE. Someone is killing sorcerers out on the Farm, and all signs point to Cinderella's archnemesis from the old days. The …

57394. This Is Life

Dan Rhodes

In Paris, art student Aurelie Renard throws a stone and sets in motion a chain of events that will turn her life upside down. Suddenly finding herself in sole charge of a stranger's baby, and with no idea how babies work, it's only thanks to the help of her adoring professor and …

57395. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and …

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of …

57396. The Second World War

Antony Beevor

A masterful and comprehensive new chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included …

57397. Ketchup Clouds

Annabel Pitcher

Dear Mr S Harris Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner It s jam not blood though I don t think I need to tell you the difference It wasn t your wife s jam the police found on your shoe I know what it s like Mine wasn t a woman Mine was a boy And I killed him exactly …

57398. David Mitchell: Back Story

David Mitchell

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That …

57399. Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel

Meg Cabot

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding—but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a …

57400. Confessions: The Paris Mysteries (New York Times …

Maxine Paetro

The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world's bestselling mystery writer!After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her …



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