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.

57803. 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 …

57810. Judgement By Fire

Fredrick D. Huebner

Judgement By Fire is a book written by Fredrick D. Huebner.

57814. 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.

57815. America Moves Forward: A History for Peter

Gerald W. Johnson

America Moves Forward: A History for Peter is a book by Gerald W. Johnson.

57816. New Land

Sarah Lindsay Schmidt

New Land is a book by Sarah Schmidt

57817. Phebe Fairchild: Her Book

Lois Lenski

Phebe Fairchild: Her Book is a children's historical novel by Lois Lenski. It describes life in rural Connecticut in the 1830s. The novel, illustrated by the author, was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1937.

57819. Have His Carcase

Dorothy L. Sayers

Have His Carcase is a 1932 novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her seventh featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and her second novel in which Harriet Vane appears. The title is taken from William Cowper's translation of Book II of Homer's Iliad: "The vulture's maw / Shall have his carcase, and …

57824. Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites is a book published in 1992 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

57825. Your UNIX: The Ultimate Guide

Sumitabha Das

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

57826. The Fate of the Earth

Jonathan Schell

The Fate of the Earth is a 1982 book by Jonathan Schell. This "seminal" description of the consequences of nuclear war "forces even the most reluctant person to confront the unthinkable: the destruction of humanity and possibly most life on Earth". The book is regarded as a key …

57827. Dr. Seuss Storytime

Dr. Seuss

Includes the following Stories: McElligo't Pool; the Zax; The Lorax; and Scrambled Eggs Super

57831. Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home is a book published in 1993 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

57837. Murder at the Met

David Black

Murder at the Met is a book written by David Black.

57846. 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", …

57849. A Basket of Leaves

Geoff Wisner

A Basket of Leaves is a 2007 collection of essays by Geoff Wisner. It is a literary tour of Africa and there is an essay on a book for all 54 countries on the continent.

57850. Degrees of Connection

Jon Cleary

Degrees of Connection is a 2004 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the 20th and last entry in the Scobie Malone series. Cleary decided to stop writing crime novels because he felt he was getting stale.

57852. Walkers

Gary Brandner

Walkers is a 1980 horror novel by Gary Brandner. It was the basis for the 1989 TV Miniseries From the Dead of Night starring Lindsay Wagner, Bruce Boxleitner and Diahann Carroll, although the original novel was changed extensively for the TV film.

57859. Wild times

Brian Garfield

Wild times is a book written by Brian Garfield.

57861. The Smell of Telescopes

Rhys Hughes

The Smell of Telescopes is the title of a collection of short fiction by Welsh fantasy writer Rhys Hughes, first published in 2000 by Tartarus Press. The book features 26 interconnected short stories, subdivided into a number of story cycles that interact with each other and are …

57864. Beginnings

Gordon R. Dickson

Beginnings is a collection of science fiction stories and poems by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1988. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Future, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Fantastic, Fantasy and Science …

57866. Visions of the Universe

Isaac Asimov

Visions of the Universe is a book written by Kazuaki Iwasaki and Isaac Asimov in 1981.

57869. Lover

Bertha Harris

Lover is a lesbian feminist novel by Bertha Harris, published in 1976 by Daughters, Inc., a Vermont small press dedicated to women's fiction. It is considered Harris's most ambitious work, and has been compared to Djuna Barnes's Nightwood and the stories of Jane Bowles. Harris …

57873. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

57877. The Hounds of the Morrigan

Pat O'Shea

The Hounds of the Morrigan is a novel by Irish writer Pat O'Shea. It was published in 1985, having taken O'Shea ten years to complete. The novel centers on the adventures of 10-year-old Pidge and his younger sister, Brigit. Many characters in the book are culled straight from …

57880. Afterlife

Claudia Gray

Afterlife is a fantasy novel by Claudia Gray released on March 3, 2011. It is the fourth part of the Evernight series, concluding the ongoing plot from the previous novel Hourglass, which began in the first novel Evernight and ran into the second, Stargazer. This book is …

57887. Nemesis

Agatha Christie

Nemesis is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1971 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at £1.50 and the US edition at $6.95. It was the last Miss …

57890. Outsmart

Daniel Parker

Outsmart is a book written by Daniel Ehrenhaft.

57906. Knowing and the Known

John Dewey

Knowing and the Known is a 1949 book by John Dewey and Arthur Bentley.

57908. Edward Heath

John Campbell

Edward Heath: A Biography is a book written by John Campbell.

57914. Lorna Doone

R. D. Blackmore

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. …

57917. The philosophy of eating

Albert J. Bellows

The Philosophy of Eating was written by Albert Bellows, published in 1867 with the posthumous edition descriptor line Late Professor of Chemistry, Physiology, and Hygiene, and reprinted in later years to the current Philosophy of Eating. Entered, according to Act of Congress, in …

57920. Sourcery

Terry(Author) ; Gollancz Pratchett, Victor(Author); Victor, …

Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. On the Discworld, sourcerers – wizards who are sources of magic, and thus immensely more powerful than normal wizards – were the main cause of the great mage wars that left areas of the disc …

57921. Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think …

Gregory Berns

Iconoclast: a Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently is a neuropsychology book written by Gregory Berns and first published in 2008 by Harvard Business Press. The text describes how iconoclasts leverage perception, imagination, fear, and social intelligence to achieve …

57923. Amityville: The Nightmare Continues

R. Karl Largent

Amityville: The Nightmare Continues is a 1991 horror novel written by Robin Karl. It is the final installment and attempted reboot of Amityville book series.

57924. Waverley

Walter Scott

Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition. It became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as …

57927. Growing Up bin Laden

Jean Fritz

Growing Up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World is a 2009 book based on interviews with the wife and son of Osama bin Laden.

57933. Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carré

Our Kind of Traitor is a novel published in 2010 by the British novelist John le Carré about a Russian money launderer seeking to defect to the UK after a close friend of his had been killed by the new leadership of his own criminal brotherhood.

57936. Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published February 28, 1934, under the …

57937. Coming of age in America: growth and acquiescence

Edgar Friedenberg

Coming of age in America: growth and acquiescence is a book written by Edgar Friedenberg.

57939. The Dark Chateau

Clark Ashton Smith

The Dark Chateau is a collection of poems by Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1951 and was the author's fourth book to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 563 copies. The book was intended to be a stop-gap volume representing Smith's poetry while …

57944. 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.

57945. 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 …

57955. The Celestine Prophecy

James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield, that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern Traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual …

57957. Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness …

Robert Ferguson

Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness and Mindset Makeover to Maximize Fat Loss is a book written by Robert Ferguson.

57959. Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other …

Al Franken

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations is a 1996 American book by Al Franken. It is satirically critical of 1990s right-wing political figures such as Pat Buchanan, Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich, and particularly radio host Rush Limbaugh. Franken often …

57965. A Short History of the English People

John Green

A Short History of the English People is a book written by English historian John Richard Green. Published in 1874, "it is a history, not of English Kings or English Conquests, but of the English People."

57971. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

D. P. Womersley E. 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 …

57980. Almuric

RobrtEHoward

Almuric is a science fiction novel by Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books. The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau …

57981. Epicœne, or The silent woman

Ben Johson

Epicœne, or The silent woman, also known as Epicene, is a comedy by Renaissance playwright Ben Jonson. It was originally performed by the Blackfriars Children or Children of the Queen's Revels, a group of boy players, in 1609. It was, by Jonson's admission, a failure on its …

57982. Death Comes for the Archbishop

Wila Caher

Death Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel by American author Willa Cather. It concerns the attempts of a Catholic bishop and a priest to establish a diocese in New Mexico Territory. The novel was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924-1944. It …

57983. Shooting Script

Gavin Lyall

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

57986. Made in Texas

Kristine Rolofson

Made in Texas is a book published in 2004 that was written by Kristine Rolofson.

57989. The TECH Project

Feliza Casano

The TECH Project is a book published in 2010 that was written by Feliza Casano.

57994. I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep it Real About …

Lyah Beth LeFlore

The final collaboration from Eddie and Gerald Levert: an intimate glimpse into their lives, their passions, and their musical legacy. But most important, I Got Your Back gets inside the special and rare father-son bond that these two R&B legends shared. Eddie and Gerald put …

57995. DEATH Deluxe Edition

Neil Gaiman

A New York Times Best Seller!From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN comes fan-favorite character Death in a new deluxe hardcover edition collecting her solo adventures!The first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One …

57996. 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.

57997. Autobiography

Morrissey

Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982–1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he …

57998. Fables Vol. 22: Farewell

Bill Willingham

The New York Times Best-selling Series and Winner of 14 Eisner Awards!Completing more than thirteen years of critically-acclaimed storytelling, FABLES #150 is here!Doubling as the final volume of the series, creator Bill Willingham, artist Mark Buckingham and a host of the …

57999. Sycamore Row (The Jake Brigance)

John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book.John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we …

58000. Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas)

Charlaine Harris

Get ready for the new drama Midnight, Texas on NBC with the first book in Charlaine Harris’ paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in...Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the …



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