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.

57401. 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 …

57404. The saber-toothed poodnoobie

Bruce Coville

The saber-toothed poodnoobie is a book published in 1997 that was written by Bruce Coville.

57406. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

57407. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

57415. The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, …

57419. Elusion Aforethought: The Life and Writing of …

Malcolm J. Turnbull

Elusion Aforethought: The Life and Writing of Anthony Berkeley Cox is a book written by Malcolm J. Turnbull.

57421. The Son of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Son of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was written between January 21 and May 11, 1915, and first published in the magazine All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial from December 4, …

57423. Science Fiction in the Real World

Norman Spinrad

Science Fiction in the Real World is a book written by Norman Spinrad.

57424. Other People's Lives

Johanna Kaplan

Other People's Lives is a book by Johanna Kaplan.

57425. Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street

Leo Politi

Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street is a book by Leo Politi.

57426. 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 …

57427. Windows & stones

Tomas Transtromer

Windows & stones is a selection of poems by Tomas Tranströmer and translated into English by May Swenson.

57431. Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun

Moyra Caldecott

Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun is a novel written by Moyra Caldecott in 1989. It was first published in Great Britain in 1989 as a paperback by Arrow Books Limited.

57433. The Discovery of the Unconscious

Henri Ellenberger

The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry is a 1970 book by the Swiss medical historian Henri F. Ellenberger. In this study of the history of dynamic psychiatry, Ellenberger provides an account of the early history of psychology covering …

57442. 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.

57445. Time and Chance: an Autobiography

L. Sprague de Camp

Time and Chance: an Autobiography is the autobiography of science fiction and fantasy writer L. Sprague de Camp, first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.. An E-book edition was published by Gollancz's SF Gateway imprint on September 29, 2011 as part of a general …

57447. 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.

57456. The Horse From the Sea

Victoria Holmes

The Horse From the Sea is a book published in 2005 that was written by Victoria Holmes.

57460. What's Happening to Grandpa?

Maria Shriver

What's Happening to Grandpa is a children's book (ages Kindergarten-Grade 4) authored by award-winning American journalist and best-selling author Maria Shriver.

57463. Star Wreck 7: Space, the Fido Frontier

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck 7: Space, the Fido Frontier is a book published in 1994 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

57469. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

L. Ron Hubbard

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is a book by L. Ron Hubbard about Dianetics, a system of therapy he developed from the foundations of psychotherapy. The book is a canonical text of Scientology. It is colloquially referred to as Book One. The book launched the …

57472. The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Bostons Racial …

DickLehr

The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Bostons Racial Divide is a book written by Dick Lehr.

57473. The Werewolf of Ponkert

H. Warner Munn

The Werewolf of Ponkert is a collection of two horror short stories by H. Warner Munn. It was published in book form with its sequel in 1958 by The Grandon Company in an edition of 500 copies. The edition was reissued as a hardback book by Centaur Books of New York in 1971, and …

57474. The Traces of Brillhart

Herbert Brean

The Traces of Brillhart is a book written by Herbert Brean.

57475. The Paranormal Puppet Show

Justin Richards

The Paranormal Puppet Show is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

57476. Predator: Turnabout

Steve Perry

Predator: Turnabout is a book published in 2008 that was written by Steve Perry.

57477. Handbook of Religion and Health

Harold G Koenig

Handbook of Religion and Health is a scholarly book about the relation of spirituality and religion with physical and mental health. Written by Harold G. Koenig, Michael E. McCullough, and David B. Larson, the book was published in the United States in 2001. The book has been …

57483. The Birth of Merlin

William Shakespeare

The Birth of Merlin, or, The Child Hath Found his Father is a Jacobean play, probably written in whole or part by William Rowley. It was first performed in 1622 at the Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch. It contains a comic depiction of the birth of the fully grown Merlin to a …

57484. The Lost Souls of the Twilight

Anne Spencer Parry

The Lost Souls of the Twilight is a book published in 1977 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

57486. The Eye of the Horse

Jamila Gavin

The Eye of the Horse is a book written by Jamila Gavin.

57487. The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran

Christoph Luxenberg

The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran English Edition of 2007 is a book by Christoph Luxenberg. This book is considered a controversial work, triggering a debate about the history, linguistic origins and correct …

57488. Web Warriors

James Luceno

Web Warriors is a book published in 1995 that was written by James Luceno.

57495. The Peacemakers: The Great Powers and American …

Richard Brandon Morris

The Peacemakers: The Great Powers and American Independence is a book by Richard B. Morris.

57500. Uncle Fred in the Springtime

P. G. Wodehouse

Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 18 August 1939 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 25 August 1939 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of Clarence, …

57509. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It was the first published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and the best known; among all the author's books it is the most widely held in …

57514. My story

Kamala Das

My Story is an autobiographical book written by Indian author and poet Kamala Das. The book was originally published in Malayalam, titled Ente Katha. The book evoked violent reactions of admiration and criticism among the readers and critics. It remains to date the best-selling …

57516. The 480

Eugene Burdick

The 480 is a political fiction novel by Eugene Burdick. The plot evolves around the political turmoil after John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963. In the novel, a fictitious charismatic character, John Thatch, an engineer, is seeking nomination for the Republican Party candidate …

57518. 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

57520. Poseidon's Peak

Rob Kidd

Poseidon's Peak is a book published in 2008 that was written by Rob Kidd.

57521. 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.

57523. 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 …

57526. 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 …

57528. 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 …

57533. Midtown North

Christopher Newman

Midtown North is a book written by Christopher Newman.

57539. The Beginning

Cynthia Soroka

The Beginning is a book published in 1993 that was written by Cynthia Soroka.

57540. 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 …

57542. The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the …

57547. Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global …

Natana DeLong-Bas

Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad, is a book by academic Natana J. DeLong-Bas, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. It is based "on a close study of the 14 volumes" of collected works of Wahhabism's founder, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and has been called …

57549. Loving Frank

Nancy Horan

Loving Frank is an American novel by Nancy Horan published in 2007. It tells the story of Mamah Borthwick and her illicit love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright amidst the public shame they experienced in early twentieth century America. This fictional account told from a new …

57550. Meltdown

Chris Archer

Meltdown is a book published in 1999 that was written by Chris Archer.

57551. Master and Commander

Patrick O'Brian

Master and Commander is the first historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1969 in the US and 1970 in UK. The story features Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and the naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, and is set in the Napoleonic Wars. The …

57552. Global Reach

Richard Barnet

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

57555. 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 …

57560. Darcy's Story

Janet Alymer

Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer was one of the first novels published after the success of the BBC One serial of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 1995. Published in England in 1996, the novel tells the story from Mr. Darcy's point of view. In 2006, the novel was published by …

57565. Eaters of the Dead

Mchael Crchton

Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922 is a 1976 novel by Michael Crichton. The story is about a 10th-century Muslim who travels with a group of Vikings to their settlement. Crichton explains in an appendix that …

57567. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

Paula Danziger

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit is a young adult novel written by Paula Danziger.

57568. Return of the Jedi

James Kahn

Return of the Jedi is a science fiction novel, written by James Kahn and published on 12 May 1983 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. According to Publishers Weekly it was the bestselling novel of that year.

57570. Quentins

Maeve Binchy

Quentins is a 2002 novel by Irish author Maeve Binchy.

57571. Wieland

Brown Chas Brockden

Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale, usually simply called Wieland, is the first major work by Charles Brockden Brown. First published in 1798, it distinguishes the true beginning of his career as a writer. Wieland is the first – and most famous – American Gothic …

57580. Red, White and Blue Paradise

Herbert Knapp

Red, White and Blue Paradise: The American Canal in Panama is a history of the Panama Canal Zone by Herbert and Mary Knapp. It is at once an intellectual history of the Canal Zone and its host Republic, and an account of the authors' own reluctant emergence from a fashionable …

57581. Inheritance

Christopher Paolini

Inheritance is the fourth novel in the Inheritance Cycle written by American author Christopher Paolini. The Inheritance Cycle was originally intended to be a trilogy, but Paolini has stated that during writing, the length of Brisingr grew, and the book was split into two parts …

57587. Belle Prater's Boy

Ruth White Alison Elliott

Belle Prater's Boy is a young adult novel by Ruth White that tells the story of 12-year-old Gypsy and her aunt, Belle Prater, who mysteriously disappears one morning. When Gypsy's unusual cousin Woodrow--"Belle Prater's boy—comes to town, she quickly befriends him in the hopes …

57590. The Drums of Jeopardy

Harold MacGrath

The Drums of Jeopardy is a 1920 American novel by Harold MacGrath. The story was serialized by The Saturday Evening Post beginning in January 1920.

57592. Podkayne of Mars

Robert A. Heinelin

Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in Worlds of If, and published in hardcover in 1963. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger, asocial genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on …

57593. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and …

Tim & Earle Marsh Brooks

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present is a trade paperback reference work by the American television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, first published by Ballantine Books in 1979. That first edition won a 1980 U.S. National Book …

57596. What a Week Omnibus Books 1-3

Rosie Rushton

What a Week Omnibus Books 1-3 is a book, which contains first three parts of What a Week series by Rosie Rushton: What a Week to Fall in Love, What a Week to Make it Big and What a Week to Break Free. It was published by Piccadilly Press Ltd. in 2005.

57597. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is a 2012 book by Rachel Maddow. Her first book, Drift explores the premise that the manner in which the United States goes to war has gradually become more secretive and less democratic. In Drift, Maddow examines how American …

57598. Jaws

Peter Benchley

Jaws is a 1974 novel by Peter Benchley. It tells the story of a great white shark that preys upon a small resort town and the voyage of three men trying to kill it. The novel grows out of Benchley's interest in shark attacks after he learned about the exploits of shark fisherman …

57599. 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 …

57600. In Praise of Profanity

Michael Adams

When President Obama signed the affordable health care act in 2009, the Vice President was overheard to utter an enthusiastic "This is a big f****** deal!" A town in Massachusetts levies $20 fines on swearing in public. Nothing is as paradoxical as our attitude toward swearing …



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