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.

58002. The History of British India

James Mill

The History of British India is a history of British India by the 19th century British historian and imperial political theorist James Mill. This History went into many editions and during the 19th century became the standard reference work on its subject among British …

58003. The Far Field

Theodore Roethke

The Far Field is a book written by Theodore Roethke.

58005. Like Most Revelations: New Poems

Richard Howard

Like Most Revelations: New Poems is a book of poetry written by Richard Howard.

58014. The Man Who Didn't Fly

Margot Bennett

The Man Who Didn't Fly is a book written by Margot Bennett.

58017. Pasmore

David Storey

Pasmore is a book written by David Storey.

58018. Hermaphrodeity

Alan Friedman

Hermaphrodeity is the 1972 book written by Alan Friedman.

58019. Hello the Boat!

Phyllis Crawford

Hello the Boat! is a children's historical novel by Phyllis Crawford. Set in 1817, it follows the journey of a store-boat down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. The novel, illustrated by Edward Laning, was first published in 1938 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in …

58020. The Codfish Musket

Agnes Danforth Hewes

The Codfish Musket is a children's historical novel by Agnes Hewes. Set in the early nineteenth century, the action ranges from Boston and Washington to the western frontier in a tale of gun theft and trading. The novel, illustrated by Armstrong Sperry was first published in …

58021. Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot

Clara Ingram Judson

Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson is a biography of Theodore Roosevelt written for children, one of the author's series on American presidents. It was first published in 1953 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1954.

58022. Wings

Adrienne Richard

Wings is the book by Adrienne Richard.

58023. The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh

Theodore Roscoe

The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh is a collection of adventure and fantasy short stories by Theodore Roscoe. It was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,200 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Argosy and Adventure.

58037. Jack's Return Home

Ted Lewis

Jack's Return Home is a 1970 novel by British writer Ted Lewis. An uncompromising novel of a brutal half-world of pool halls, massage parlours and teenage pornography, it was memorably brought to life in the cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter. The novel …

58038. Beside Still Waters

Gregg Easterbrook

Beside Still Waters is a nonfiction book by Gregg Easterbrook. In it he defends religion against its critics. He expounds a theory of religion and Christianity based on his reading of the Old and New Testaments, in which God is not an omnipotent omniscient being, but rather a …

58053. The Black Maria

Mark Graham

The Black Maria is a book written by Mark Graham.

58054. 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.

58056. Rise the Euphrates

Carol Edgarian

Rise the Euphrates is a novel by Carol Edgarian. It concerns three generations of Armenian American women living in Memorial, Connecticut during the twentieth century. Rather than focus on a central character, the book contains the story of three generations: the grandmother …

58069. Madame Two Swords

Tanith Lee

Madame Two Swords is a fantasy novelette by Tanith Lee. It was first published in 1988 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 600 copies and was issued without a jacket. All copies were signed by the author and the artist. The story is a fantasy set during the …

58075. Letters to a young activist

Todd Gitlin

Letters to a Young Activist is a book published in 2003 that was written by Todd Gitlin.

58076. Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story

Sharon Darby Hendry

Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story is a book written by Sharon Darby Hendry.

58077. Beacon Hills High

Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

Beacon Hills High is a book written by Mo'Nique and Sherri McGee McCovey.

58078. The Princess and the Unicorn

Carol Hughes

The Princess and the Unicorn is a children's fantasy novel by British-born American author Carol Hughes, who also wrote Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves. The novel was published in hardcover on February 24, 2009, by Random House Books for Young Readers.

58080. The Crown of Darkness

Anne Spencer Parry

The Land Behind the World is a book published in 1979 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

58081. Science-Fiction: The Early Years

Everett F. Bleiler

Science-Fiction: The Early Years is a book written by Everett F. Bleiler and Richard Bleiler.

58089. A Philip Roth Reader

Philip Roth

A Philip Roth Reader is a selection of writings by Philip Roth first published in 1980 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, with a revised version reprinted in 1993 by Vintage Books. Both editions include selections from Roth's first eight novels while the newer edition also includes …

58092. The Pirates of Zan

Murray Leinster

The Pirates of Zan is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in 1959 as "The Pirates of Ersatz". It was nominated for the 1960 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It first appeared in book form in 1959 as one component of an Ace …

58093. Beaver Towers: the Dangerous Journey

Nigel Hinton

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1986. It is the third installment in the Beaver Towers series between Beaver Towers: the Witch's Revenge and Beaver Towers: the Dark Dream. It was originally titled Run to …

58096. The Old Man Who Does As He Pleases: Selections From …

Lu Yu

The Old Man Who Does As He Pleases: Selections From The Poetry and Prose of Lu Yu is a collection of works written by Lu Yu colleted and translated by Burton Watson.

58108. 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.

58109. Poverty, A Study of Town Life

Seebohm Rowntree

Poverty, A Study of Town Life is the first book by the sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist, Seebohm Rowntree, published in 1901. The study, widely considered a seminal work of sociology, details Rowntree's investigation of poverty in York, England and the …

58114. Stoneheart

Cher

Stoneheart is a children's novel by Charlie Fletcher, published in 2006. It is part of the Stoneheart Trilogy. Stoneheart is followed by "Ironhand", which is itself followed by "Silvertongue". It is a story about two children, George and Edie, as they struggle to repair the …

58115. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen.

58119. Santa Claus Bank Robbery

A. Greene

Santa Claus Bank Robbery is a book written by A. Greene.

58125. Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

Richard North

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature is a historical study of the literary references for several pagan deities in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by the English studies scholar Richard North of University College London, it was first published by Cambridge University Press in …

58126. 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 …

58129. Film Noir

Bruce Crowther

Film Noir is a book written by Bruce Crowther.

58132. Memories with Food at Gipsy House

Felicity & Roald Dahl

Memories with Food at Gipsy House is a collection of anecdotes and recipes by Roald Dahl and his second wife, Felicity.

58133. Angelology

Danielle

Angelology is a first novel by Danielle Trussoni. It was published by Viking Press in March 2010.

58139. 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 …

58142. Thunder Mountain

Barbara Siegel

Thunder Mountain is a book published in 1987 that was written by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel.

58145. Dragon Bones

Lisa Lee

Dragon Bones by Lisa See is the third of the Red Princess mysteries, preceded by Flower Net and The Interior. Once again the protagonists Inspector Liu Hulan and Attorney David Stark return—this time as husband and wife.

58146. 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 …

58151. 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 …

58157. A Kiss of Shadows

Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows is the first novel in the Merry Gentry series by American writer Laurell K. Hamilton.

58158. O Street

Corrina Wycoff

O Street is a 2007 short story collection written by Corrina Wycoff. It is the second book published by OV Books, and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction in 2007.

58159. Incident at 125th Street

John Edward Brown

Incident at 125th Street is a book written by J.E. Brown.

58161. The Walking Dead Volume 15

Robert Kirkman

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

58163. The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Ernest Hemingway

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1961. The title story is considered by some to be the best story Hemingway ever wrote. All the stories were earlier published in The Fifth Column and the First …

58166. Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation

Jerome Preisler

Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation is a book published in 1997 that was written by Jerome Preisler.

58170. Golf in the Kingdom

Michael Murphy

Golf in the Kingdom is a 1971 novel by Michael Murphy. It has sold over a million copies and been translated into 19 languages. Golf in the Kingdom tells the story of Michael Murphy, a young traveler who accidentally stumbles on a mystical golfing expert while in Scotland. …

58178. Divorce Busting

Weiner-Davis

Divorce Busting:A Step-By-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again is a self-help book written by Michele Weiner-Davis. The book, which became a bestseller, was inspired after obtaining positive results in therapy with married couples. The book also challenged …

58182. Midnight in Death

Nora Roberts

Midnight in Death is a novella by J.D. Robb. It is the first In Death novella, along with the shortest. It takes place between Holiday in Death and Conspiracy in Death.

58185. The Road from Home

David Snyder

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope, earlier titled The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, is a non-fiction book written by David Kherdian, originally published in 1979. It is based on the life of the author's mother, Veron Dumehjian, who …

58187. My Brother Jack

Cat Johnson

My Brother Jack is a classic Australian novel by writer George Johnston. It is part of a trilogy centring on the character of David Meredith. The other books in the trilogy are Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay. It is still available through Australian booksellers, …

58190. The Land I Lost

Quang Nhuong Huynh

The Land I Lost is an autobiographical book that centers on the life of the author, Quang Nhuong Huynh. The book was first published by Harper & Row in 1982, and was illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai. Huynh's second book, Water Buffalo Days, used multiple passages originally …

58193. This Is Life

Dan Rhodes

In Paris, art student Aurelie Renard throws a stone and sets in motion a chain of events that will turn her life upside down. Suddenly finding herself in sole charge of a stranger's baby, and with no idea how babies work, it's only thanks to the help of her adoring professor and …

58195. 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 …

58197. Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1

Nora Roberts

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts―Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives…It began on New …

58198. Gwendy's Button Box

Richard Chizmar

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the …

58199. Year One (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)

Nora Roberts

"It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; la and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population …

58200. The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, …

Michael J. Mooney

A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Chris Kyle led the life of an American hero. His renowned courage and skill in military service earned him two nicknames--The Devil among insurgents and The Legend among his Navy SEAL brethren--but his impact extended beyond that …



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