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.

57601. 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 …

57602. Through the Wheat

Thomas Boyd

Through the Wheat was the first book published by Thomas Alexander Boyd, about the experiences of a young American Marine during World War I.

57614. The Raymond Chandler Omnibus

Raymond Chandler

The Raymond Chandler Omnibus collects the novels The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window, and The Lady in the Lake.

57616. What About Murder? A Guide to Books About Mystery …

Jon L. Breen

What About Murder? A Guide to Books About Mystery and Detective Fiction is a book written by Jon L. Breen.

57619. Ashes: Poems New and Old

Philip Levine

Ashes: Poems New and Old is a book by Philip Levine.

57621. The Confession of a Child of the Century

Thomas Rogers

The Confession of a Child of the Century is the book written by Thomas Rogers.

57622. America is Born: A History for Peter

Gerald W. Johnson

America is Born: A History for Peter is a book by Gerald Johnson.

57623. A Daughter of the Seine

Jeanette Eaton

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland is a biography written for children by Jeanette Eaton. It recounts the life story of Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière, an influential figure in the French Revolution. Born in relative obscurity, she became a prominent …

57624. 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 …

57625. Swords of Steel

Elsie Singmaster

Swords of Steel is a children's historical novel by Elsie Singmaster. Set before and during the American Civil War, it tells of the childhood and coming of age of a boy from the North and his involvement with the war. The novel, illustrated by David Hendrickson, was first …

57626. Watch and Ward

Henry James

Watch and Ward is a short novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1871 and later as a book in 1878. This was James' first attempt at a novel, though he virtually disowned the book later in life. James was still in his apprentice stage as a …

57629. The Bisexual Option

Fritz Klein

The Bisexual Option is a book by Fritz Klein, first published in 1978, with a second edition printed in 1993. It is considered one of the seminal works on bisexuality in the discipline of queer studies.

57632. The Suicide King

Robert Joseph Levy

The Suicide King is an original novel by Robert Joseph Levy. It is based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The first in the line of Buffy "Stake your Own Destiny" books, Suicide King gives the reader a large series of choices. Once a choice is made, the …

57635. John Quincy Adams and the Union

Samuel Flagg Bemis

John Quincy Adams and the Union is a book written by Samuel Flagg Bemis.

57646. 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.

57649. The Case of the Nana-napper

Laura J. Burns

The Case of the Nana-napper is a book by Laura J. Burns.

57652. The Capitalist Manifesto

Louis O. Kelso

The Capitalist Manifesto is a best-selling book first published in 1958, written by Louis O. Kelso, a lawyer-economist and Employee Stock Ownership Plan inventor, and Mortimer J. Adler, an Aristotelian philosopher. The book was on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller List …

57653. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

57656. Beyond Reason

Ken Englade

Beyond Reason is a book written by Ken Englade.

57659. The Phishing Manual

Dean Budnick

The Phishing Manual: A Compendium to the Music of Phish is one of the first books to be written on the history of the band Phish. It includes the forming of the band at the University of Vermont in 1983, their rise to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and finally discusses …

57665. Not in Our Stars

Jefferson P. Swycaffer

Not in Our Stars is a book published in 1984 that was written by Jefferson P. Swycaffer.

57673. The Light Fantastic

Terry Pratchett

The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. It was published on June 2, 1986, the first printing being of 1,034 copies. The title is a quote from a poem by John Milton and in the original context referred to dancing …

57675. The Story of the Treasure Seekers

E. Nesbit

The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by E. Nesbit. First published in 1899, it tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are …

57676. 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, …

57678. Clone Catcher

Alfred Slote

Clone Catcher is a book by Alfred Slote.

57680. An Economic Theory of Democracy

Anthony Arblaster

An Economic Theory of Democracy is a political science treatise written by Anthony Downs, published in 1957. The book set forth a model with precise conditions under which economic theory could be applied to non-market political decision-making. It also suggested areas of …

57683. 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 …

57685. Soul Circus

George Pelecanos

Soul Circus is a 2003 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigators Derek Strange and Terry Quinn. It is the third novel to involve the characters following Right as Rain and Hell to Pay.

57692. Out of the Darkness

Nigel Hinton

Out of the Darkness is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton. It was first published in 1998 and tells the story of a boy named Liam and a girl named Leila who were joined by fate and journey together.

57693. Bury the Dead

Peter Carter

Bury the Dead is a book by Peter Carter.

57700. All aboard for Ararat

H. G. Wells

All Aboard for Ararat is a 1940 allegorical novella by H. G. Wells that tells a modernized version of the story of Noah and the Flood. Wells was 74 when it was published, and it is the last of his utopian writings.

57705. Trees of North America

BROCKMAN/MERRILEES

Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification is a book published in 1968 that was written by C. Frank Brockman.

57706. My House Has Two Doors

Han Suyin

My House Has Two Doors is one of a multi-book autobiography by Han Suyin. It tells of her life from 1948 to 1980, including the real-life love-affair that was the basis for her novel A Many-Splendoured Thing. She went from Hong Kong to Malaya, where she witnessed the Communist …

57707. Darwin on Man

Howard Gruber

Darwin on Man is a book written by Howard E. Gruber and Paul Barrett.

57708. The Case for Israel

Alan Dowty

The Case for Israel is a New York Times bestseller by Alan Dershowitz, a law professor at Harvard University. The authors intention was to respond to common criticisms of Israel.

57711. A Tramp Abroad

Mark Twain

A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris, through central and southern Europe. While the stated …

57712. Powers That Be

Anne & Eliz. McCaffrey & Scarborough

Powers That Be is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

57714. Animal's People

Indra

Animal's People is a novel by Indra Sinha. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize and is the Winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best Book From Europe & South Asia. Sinha's narrator is a 19-year-old orphan of Khaufpur, born a few days before the 1984 …

57718. 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, …

57719. The Gargoyle Conspiracy

Marvin Albert

The Gargoyle Conspiracy is a book written by Marvin Albert.

57724. Shadow of Suribachi

Parker Bishop Albee

Shadow of Suribachi: Raising The Flags on Iwo Jima is a book by Parker Bishop Albee, Jr. and Keller Cushing Freeman which mainly examines the controversy over the identification of the Marine at the base of the flagpole in Joe Rosenthal's Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photograph.

57727. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

Stephen King (Author) Phil Hale (Author)

The Drawing of the Three is the second book in The Dark Tower series of novels written by Stephen King and published by Grant in 1987. The series was inspired by Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came by Robert Browning. The story is a continuation of The Gunslinger and follows …

57728. Letters from the Editors of National Lampoon

Rick Meyerowitz

Letters from the Editors of National Lampoon was an American humor publication from 1973. It appears to be a book, but was a "special issue" of National Lampoon magazine that was published in April 1973. It was a compilation of the best of the "Letters to the Editors" pages of …

57730. The Price of Salt

Patricia Briggs

The Price of Salt is a 1952 romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, first published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author – known as a suspense writer based on her one earlier novel, Strangers on a Train – used a pseudonym due to the story's lesbian content. Its relatively …

57732. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

Zygmunt G. Baranski

This is a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2001.

57733. Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and …

Margaret Weis

Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and Hickman Anthology is a fantasy anthology published in November 2004, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

57734. Almost Famous

David Getz

Almost Famous is a book written by David Small.

57738. The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and is one of Poe's most …

57740. Highway Holocaust

Joe Dever

Highway Holocaust is a book published in 1988 that was written by Joe Dever.

57741. The Frightened Wife

Rinehart

The Frightened Wife is a book published in 1953 that was written by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

57742. Spells and Philtres

Clark Ashton Smith

Spells and Philtres is a collection of poems by Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1958 and was the author's fifth book and second collection of poetry to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 519 copies. The book was a second stop-gap volume …

57745. 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 …

57747. 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 …

57748. The Wish

Gail Carson

The Wish is a 2000 children's novel by Gail Carson Levine, the Newbery Honor winning author of Ella Enchanted. The novel tells the story of Wilma, who wishes to be the most popular girl at her school, Claverford, forgetting that she will graduate in three weeks and move to a new …

57751. Faces of Sunset Boulevard: A Portrait of Los Angeles

Patrick Ecclesine

Faces of Sunset Boulevard: A Portrait of Los Angeles is a 2008 photography and coffee table book by Patrick Ecclesine that won Top Photo Book of 2008 by Shutterbug magazine. PopMatters literary critic Rodger Jacobs stated Patrick Ecclesine's "Faces of Sunset Boulevard is, …

57752. The Tower Treasure

Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure is the first volume in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 55th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 2,209,774 copies sold as of 2001. This book …

57754. South and the sectional conflict

David M. Potter

South and the sectional conflict is a book written by David M. Potter.

57756. The Last Cannoli

Camille Cusumano

The Last Cannoli, published by Legas, is a novel by American author Camille Cusumano. Inspired by Cusumano's experience as a descendant of Sicilian immigrants, the book is an intimate and at times sorrowful look at a family caught between the glories of the "old country", and …

57758. White Fang

Jack London

White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London — and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolfdog. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details …

57759. The Paris Wife

Paula McLain

The Paris Wife is a 2011 novel by Paula McLain which became a New York Times Bestseller. The Paris wife is a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway's marriage to Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives. McLain decided to write from Hadley's perspective after reading A …

57762. William Shakespeare, the complete works

William Shakespeare

Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the standard name given to any volume containing all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Some editions include several works which were not completely of Shakespeare's authorship, such as The Two Noble Kinsmen, a collaboration …

57764. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Charles Darwin

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by Charles Darwin, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour. It was published thirteen years after On the Origin of Species and alongside his 1871 book The Descent of Man, it is Darwin's …

57770. Before I Die

Jenny Downey

Before I Die is a young adult novel written by Jenny Downham, first published by David Fickling Books in 2007. The novel follows the shortly ending life of Tessa, from her perspective.

57780. The Dangerous Transmission

Franklin W. Dixon

The Dangerous Transmission is the title of a Hardy Boys Digest novel, credited to Franklin W. Dixon.

57791. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, …

57792. One Cool Friend

Toni Buzzeo

When well-mannered Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his distractible father, he politely asks whether he can have a penguin--and then removes one from the penguin pool to his backpack. The fun of caring for a penguin in a New England Victorian house is followed by a …

57793. The Last Boyfriend

Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the story of a shared past, a fresh start, and a lifetime of love in the second novel in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy.Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron …

57794. 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 …

57795. A Dance with Dragons

George R. R. Martin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESDon’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of WinterDubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. …

57796. Dodger

Terry Pratchett

Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London. Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new …

57797. Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY Slate • Daily Candy • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian (U.K.)“Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one. . . . What might be most strikingly excellent about …

57798. Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland

Bill Willingham

Q&A with author Bill Willingham Q. Bill, the popularity of Fables hasn’t waned since its debut in 2002. What do you think is the greatest appeal of the title? A. Bill Willingham: I think a couple of things. Fables draws on folklore, which by definition is stories that …

57799. Jerusalem

Alan Moore

New York Times Bestseller Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter.In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert …

57800. Woman of God

James Patterson

St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen.Is it possible that the new Pope...is a woman?The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in history. It's a turning …



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