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.

57602. The Mystery of Georges Simenon

Fenton S. Bresler

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

57606. Thy Hand, Great Anarch!

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Thy Hand, Great Anarch! is a 1987 autobiographical sequel to Indian essayist Nirad C. Chaudhuri's The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian. Its title was inspired from the concluding couplet of Alexander Pope's The Dunciad which runs thus: Written when he was in his 80's, this …

57620. 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.

57625. The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess

Alida Malkus

The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of a Pagan Princess is a children's historical novel by Alida Malkus. It portrays the way of life in the Mayan cities of ancient Yucatán. The novel, illustrated by Lowell Houser, was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in …

57626. Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes

Herbert Best

Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes is a children's novel by Herbert Best. Illustrated by Erick Berry, the novel was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1931. The main character, Garram, is the son of a tribal chief in the Nigerian hills. When …

57627. Have You Seen Tom Thumb?

Mabel Leigh Hunt

Have You Seen Tom Thumb? is a biography of General Tom Thumb written for children by Mabel Leigh Hunt. It tells the story of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a charming and humorous dwarf who traveled all over the world with the showman P. T. Barnum. The book, illustrated by Fritz …

57628. Mr. Justice Holmes

Clara Ingram Judson

Mr. Justice Holmes is a book by Clara Ingram Judson.

57631. The Dark Haired Girl

Philip K. Dick

The Dark Haired Girl is a collection of essays, poems and letters by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Mark V. Ziesing in 1989. Ziesing considers this the necessary companion volume to the complete collected works of the author. The letters, in particular, provide …

57632. Sagas of Conan

L. Sprague de Camp

Sagas of Conan is a 2004 omnibus collection of three previously issued fantasy books written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books.

57642. 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 …

57652. 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.

57655. Wolf Sisters

Susan Price

The Wolf-Sisters is a historical fantasy novel by Susan Price. It is set in the Viking society of an undetermined country, where the majority of the population, including its king, queen and court, believe in the old Norse gods. Its plot is central to Kenelm Aetheling, the main …

57657. Portal Through Time

Alice Henderson

Portal Through Time is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was published in 2006. The author, Alice Henderson, also wrote, Night Terrors in the Stake Your Destiny series. In this novel, Buffy and her friends time-travel to four …

57659. The Ivory Tower

Henry James

The Ivory Tower is an unfinished novel by Henry James, posthumously published in 1917. The novel is a brooding story of Gilded Age America. It centers on the riches earned by a pair of dying millionaires and ex-partners, Abel Gaw and Frank Betterman, and their possibly …

57660. Face

Cecile Pineda

Face is a novel written by Cecile Pineda.

57670. The Opener of the Way

Robert Bloch

The Opener of the Way is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Robert Bloch. It was released in 1945 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,065 copies. A British hardcover was issued by Neville Spearman in 1974, …

57672. 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 …

57673. Florentine Finish

Cornelius Hirschberg

Florentine Finish is a book by Cornelius Hirschberg.

57678. 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 …

57679. The Horse and His Boy

C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy is a novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1954. It was the fifth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and one of four that Lewis finished writing before the first book was out. It is volume three in recent …

57681. 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 …

57684. The Bang-Bang Club

Greg Marinovich

The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War is an autobiographical styled text about the Bang-Bang Club, a group of four South African photographers active within the townships of South Africa during the apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994. In 2010, the …

57686. The complete critical prose and letters

Osip Mandelstam

The complete critical prose and letters is a book written by Osip Mandelstam.

57688. 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 …

57689. The Three Strangers

Thomas Hardy

"The Three Strangers" is a short story by Thomas Hardy from 1883.

57696. Busybody Nora

Johanna Hurwitz

Busybody Nora is a children's book written by Johanna Hurwitz and illustrated by Susan Jeschke. It was first published in 1976. It was Hurwitz's first book and was an early chapter book. One of her daughters, Naomi was the inspiration for Nora. On Accelerated Reader, the level …

57697. 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 …

57705. 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 …

57709. The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949

T. E. Dikty

The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949 is a 1949 anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty. It was the first published anthology to present the best science fiction stories for a given year. The stories had originally appeared in …

57710. Author, Author

David Williamson

Author, Author is a novel by David Lodge, written in 2004. The book is based on the life of the author Henry James. It was released at about the same time as The Master by Colm Tóibín and other books about James, and Lodge wrote The Year of Henry James: The Story of a Novel …

57713. A Friend of the Family

Lauren Grodstein

A Friend of the Family is a novel by Lauren Grodstein which takes place in the modern day suburbia of Northern New Jersey where the main character, Pete Dizinoff, a skilled internist, lives in a large house with his wife Elaine and son Alec. Pete's life begins to crumble when …

57717. Vulcan's Hammer

Philip K. Dick

Vulcan's Hammer is a 1960 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. It was released originally as an Ace Double. This has been considered to be the final outing of Dicks' 1950's style pulp science-fiction writing, before his better-received work such as the Hugo …

57724. The Penguin Guide to Jazz

Brian Morton

The Penguin Guide to Jazz is a reference work containing an encyclopedic directory of jazz recordings on CD which are currently available in Europe or the United States. The first nine editions were compiled by Richard Cook and Brian Morton, two well known chroniclers of jazz …

57730. The Black Echo

Michael Connelly

The Black Echo is the 1992 début novel by American crime author Michael Connelly. This is the first of Connelly's Bosch series. The book won the Mystery Writer's of America Edgar Award in 1992.

57731. 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 …

57737. A Little Green Book of Monster Stories

Joe R. Lansdale

A Little Green Book of Monster Stories is a collection of short stories written by American author Joe R. Lansdale, published by Borderlands Press as part of their "Little Book" series. It was limited to five hundred copies. It contained the following stories, and possibly one …

57738. The Chosen One

Mark Robson

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

57742. 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 …

57754. Mel Bay's Deluxe Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords

Bill Bay

Mel Bay's Deluxe Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords, also known as the Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords or Deluxe Guitar Chord Encyclopedia is a best-selling encyclopedia of guitar chords, first published by Mel Bay in 1971. It is a staple in the study and teaching of guitar. The …

57758. 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 …

57759. 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 …

57764. 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 …

57768. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of World War I, in 1916, and first published by John Lane in the United States in October 1920 and in the United Kingdom by The Bodley Head on 21 January 1921. The US edition …

57769. Slow Dancing

Elizabeth Benedict

Slow Dancing is a book written by Elizabeth Benedict

57771. Death of a Demon

Rex Stout

"Death of a Demon" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

57774. The Walking Dead Volume 15

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead Volume 15 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

57788. 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 …

57789. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carengie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, it has sold 15 million copies world-wide. Leon Shimkin of the publishing firm Simon & Schuster took one of the …

57793. Ghost Stations

Bruce Barrymore Halpenny

Ghost Stations is a book published in 1986 that was written by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny.

57795. Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, …

David Lynch

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, a book by film director David Lynch, is an autobiography and self-help guide comprising 84 vignette-like chapters. Lynch comments on a wide range of topics “from metaphysics to the importance of screening your …

57798. The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to …

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of …

57799. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet …

Rick Riordan

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and …

57800. 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 …



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