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.

58001. A Choice of Magic

Ruth Manning-Sanders

A Choice of Magic is a 1971 anthology of 32 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. In fact, the book is mostly a collection of tales published in previous Manning-Sanders anthologies. Stories are pulled from A Book of …

58003. Dragonfly

Dean Koontz

Dragonfly is a novel written by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released under the pseudonym K. R. Dwyer in 1975. The book has not been re-issued since.

58005. Murder Once Done

Mary Lou Bennett

Murder Once Done is a book written by Mary Lou Bennett.

58016. Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery …

Hillary Waugh

Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery Writing is a book written by Hillary Waugh.

58017. The Forest Pool

Laura Adams Armer

The Forest Pool is a book by Laura Adams Armer.

58018. Queer Person

Ralph Hubbard

Queer Person is a children's novel by Ralph Hubbard. It tells the story of a deaf-mute boy who is raised among the Pikuni. The novel, illustrated by Harold von Schmidt, was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1931.

58021. The Last Fine Time

Verlyn Klinkenborg

The Last Fine Time is a 1991 book by American author Verlyn Klinkenborg about a blue collar Polish-American bar in Buffalo, New York, inherited by his father-in-law in 1947. The story of George & Eddie's, which became a popular nightspot, is the story not only of a family …

58037. The White People

Arthur Machen

"The White People" is a fantasy-horror short story by the Welsh writer Arthur Machen. Written in the late 1890s, it was first published in 1904 in Horlick's Magazine—of which Machen's friend A. E. Waite was editor— then reprinted in Machen's collection The House of Souls.

58040. All Things Betray Thee

Gwyn Thomas

All Things Betray Thee, by Gwyn Thomas, is a novel of early industrialism in South Wales. It was first published in 1949, and was republished in 1986, with an introduction by Raymond Williams. Set in 1835, this work is significantly different from most of Gwyn Thomas's work. It …

58041. Finn

Katharine Jay Bacon

Finn is a book written by Katharine Jay Bacon.

58051. Big Town

Doug J. Swanson

Big Town is a book written by Doug J. Swanson.

58053. Unveiling Claudia

Daniel Keyes

Unveiling Claudia is a book written by Daniel Keyes.

58054. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

The Transformations of Man is a book written by Lewis Mumford.

58055. Lily Beach

Jennie Fields

Lily Beach is a literary novel by Jennie Fields. Her first published work, this story is set in the 1960s and focuses on the character Lily Beach as she struggles with a past of abuse. Lily travels to Illinois and three different men to escape her past. Originally published by …

58059. The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

Thomas M. Disch

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars is a book published in 1988 that was written by Thomas M. Disch.

58060. Equality

Edward Bellamy

Equality is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, and the sequel to Looking Backward: 2000–1887. It was first published in 1897. The book contains a minimal amount of plot; Bellamy primarily used Equality to expand on the theories he first explored in Looking Backward. The text is …

58062. The Hype about Hydrogen

Joseph J. Romm

The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate is a book by Joseph J. Romm, published in 2004 by Island Press and updated in 2005. The book has been translated into German as Der Wasserstoff-Boom. Romm is an expert on clean energy, advanced vehicles, …

58063. This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of …

Abraham Lincoln

This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln is a book edited by William E. Gienapp.

58065. No Coffin for the Corpse

Clayton Rawson

No Coffin for the Corpse is a whodunnit mystery novel written by Clayton Rawson. It is the last of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and Rawson's favorite protagonist.

58066. Mom Kills Kids and Self

Alan Saperstein

Mom Kills Kids and Self is a book by Alan Saperstein.

58067. 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 …

58070. Miss Lulu Bett

Zona Gale

Miss Lulu Bett is a 1920 novel by American writer Zona Gale, and later adapted for the stage. It was a bestseller at the time of its initial publication, but gradually fell out of favor with changing tastes and social conditions.

58073. Computer Security

Dieter Gollmann

Computer Security is a book written by Dieter Gollmann.

58074. We Dare not go A-hunting

Charlotte MacLeod

We Dare not go A-hunting is a book by Charlotte MacLeod.

58075. 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 …

58079. Pictures of Fidelman

Malamud

Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition is the fifth published novel of Bernard Malamud. It is a novel in the form of a short story cycle, which gathers six stories dealing with Arthur Fidelman, an art student from the Bronx who travels to Italy, initially to research Giotto, but …

58080. People Like Us

Waleed Aly

People Like Us, published in 2007, is a book authored by the Muslim Australian academic, musician and former commercial lawyer Waleed Aly.

58084. Becoming William James

Feinstein Hm

Becoming William James is a book written by Howard M. Feinstein.

58087. An American in Italy

Herbert Kubly

An American in Italy is a book written by Herbert Kubly.

58088. A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at …

Chris Armold

A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa is a book written by rock writer and photographer Chris Armold and released by MJS Music Publications in 2007.

58089. 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.

58095. A White Heron

Sarah Orne Jewett

"A White Heron" is a short story by Sarah Orne Jewett. First published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company in 1886, it was soon collected as the title story in Jewett's anthology A White Heron and Other Stories. It follows young city girl named Sylvia who came to live with her …

58110. Darwin on Man

Howard Gruber

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

58114. My Son the Fanatic

Hanif Kureishi

My Son the Fanatic is a short story written by Hanif Kureishi first published in The New Yorker, 1994. It was reprinted in Kureishi's 1997 collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, and also as a supplement to some editions of The Black Album. The short story was also …

58116. Chaplin: A Life

Stephen M. Weissman

Chaplin: A Life is a 2008 biography of the actor Charlie Chaplin by American psychoanalyst Stephen M. Weissman. The book examines young Chaplin's early childhood experiences and the formative role they later played in shaping his art. An ex-London street urchin, Chaplin used …

58118. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is …

58121. Folklore of Assam

Jogesh Das

Folklore of Assam is a comprehensive book on Assamese folklore authored by Jogesh Das. The book was published by National Book Trust in 1972. The book is a part of the Folklore of India series. The book is originally written in English and then in other Indian languages.

58122. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

Loudspeaker Design Cookbook by Vance Dickason is a resource for the design and construction of audio loudspeakers.

58124. The Legend of Quito Road

Dwight Fryer

The Legend of Quito Road is an award nominated book written by Dwight Fryer.

58126. The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos

Berke

The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos is the seventh collection of the comic strip series Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed. It was published in 1989. It is preceded by Tales Too Ticklish to Tell and followed by Happy Trails!. The book includes "smell-o-toons", intended to enhance …

58127. In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac …

Isaac

In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920–1954, is the first volume of Isaac Asimov's two-volume autobiography. It was published in 1979. This first volume covers the years 1920 to 1954, which lead up to the point just prior to Asimov's becoming a full-time …

58128. Watchful at Night

Julius Fast

Watchful at Night is a book by Julius Fast.

58129. Lady Chatterley's Lover

D. H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1928. The first edition was printed privately in Florence, Italy, with assistance from Pino Orioli; an unexpurgated edition could not be published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960. The book soon …

58133. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations …

58134. Heir to the Empire

Timothy Zahn

Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by Timothy Zahn.

58135. Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

Julie Andrews

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years is a best-selling memoir written by Julie Andrews. It was published on April 1, 2008 by Hyperion. Home tells the story of Julie Andrews' life up until 1963, when she left England for Hollywood to shoot Mary Poppins and is intended as part one of …

58139. Before…12:01…and After

Richard A. Lupoff

Before…12:01…and After is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror stories by author Richard A. Lupoff. It was released in 1996 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 2,100 copies of which 100 were signed by the author and the artist. Many of the stories …

58142. Maximum Fantastic Four

Stan Lee

Maximum Fantastic Four is a 224-page coffee table art book focused on the art of Jack Kirby in 1961's Fantastic Four #1. This project was conceived of and orchestrated by Walter Mosley. It has been reprinted numerous times.

58149. 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 …

58152. Birds of Western Australia

D. L. Serventy

The Birds of Western Australia is a book first published in 1948 by Patersons Press Ltd in Perth, Western Australia. Its full title originally was A Handbook of the Birds of Western Australia, though with the publication of the 5th edition only the shorter form was used. It was …

58153. Killer Insight

Victoria Laurie

Killer Insight is a book published in 2006 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

58157. The Queen's Man

Sharan Newman

The Queen's Man is a book written by Sharon Penman.

58158. Lucky

Alice Siebold

Lucky is a 1999 memoir by Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones. The memoir describes her experiences of being raped and how the experience shaped the rest of her life.

58160. Assassin

Myers Anna

Assassin is a historical fiction novel by the children's author Anna Myers.

58182. Unseen Academicals

Terry & Briggs Pratchett, Stephen

Unseen Academicals is the 37th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. The novel satirises football, and features Mustrum Ridcully setting up an Unseen University football team, with the Librarian in goal. It includes new details about "below stairs" life at the university. …

58183. The Lure of the Mask

Harold MacGrath

The Lure of the Mask is a 1908 novel by Harold MacGrath that was the fourth-best selling book in the United States for that year. In 1906-07, MacGrath made visits to Italy, and his impressions from those trips inspired the novel.

58185. The Bad Place

Dean R. Koonz

The Bad Place is a novel written by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1990. It includes elements of horror, suspense, and mystery, and is presented partially as a twist on the private eye drama.

58193. 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 …

58195. Trials of Death

Darren Shan

Trials of Death is the fifth book in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is part of the Vampire Rites Trilogy, which consists of books four to six in the 12 book saga. It was first published by Collins in 2001 in the United Kingdom and 2003 in the United States.

58196. Selected Stories of Phillip K. Dick, Vol. 1

Philip K. Dick

This collection of Philip K. Dick's outstanding short works includes Autofac, recently adapted to film by Steven Spielberg, as well as Progeny, The Exit Door Leads In, and six more short stories.

58197. Go the Fuck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach

"Now there's a version, complete with more of the gorgeous, yet weirdly subversive illustrations. The best part? It's still funny. The rhythms, the plodding rhymes, the illustrations, the clever play on the overused trope of the world at bedtime -- they all work together to take …

58198. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar …

Hampton Sides

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2014: In the last few decades of the 19th century, the world looked very different from the way it does now. Parts of the map were unfilled--chief among those spaces was the North Pole, which many believed contained warm currents that …

58200. The Gustav Sonata

Rose Tremain

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo. An only child, he lives alone with Emilie, the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity. He begins an intense friendship with a Jewish boy …



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