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. Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany

Babel-17 is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Samuel R. Delany in which the Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis plays an important part. It was joint winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1966 and was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967. Delany hoped …

58003. The Man of Reason: 'Male' and 'Female' in Western …

Genevieve Lloyd

The Man of Reason: "Male" and "Female" in Western Philosophy is a 1984 book by the Australian philosopher Genevieve Lloyd.

58020. The Forest Pool

Laura Adams Armer

The Forest Pool is a book by Laura Adams Armer.

58021. The Great Hydration

Barrington J. Bayley

The Great Hydration is the sixteenth and last science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley. The book was written in 1998 and first published as a print on demand edition in 2002. The book features the illegal traders Krabbe and Bouche, the first humans to reach the planet of …

58022. The Sinners Of Erspia

Barrington J. Bayley

The Sinners of Erspia is the fifteenth science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley. The main character is the interstellar courier Laedo, who is stranded on the bizarre artificial planetoid Erspia. The novel focuses on his attempts to gain an understanding of Erspia and …

58023. Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People

August Derleth

Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People is a collection of stories by authors August Derleth and Mark Schorer writing in collaboration. It was released in 1966 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,405 copies. The stories were written while the two authors shared a cabin on the …

58024. The functions of the executive

Chester Barnard

The Functions of the Executive is a book by Chester I. Barnard that presents a "theory of cooperation and organization" and "a study of the functions and of the methods of operation of executives in formal organizations." It was originally published in 1938; a Thirtieth …

58025. 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. Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality …

Flo Conway

Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change is a 1978 book which describes the authors' theory of religious conversion. They propose that "snapping" is a mental process through which a person is recruited by a cult or new religious movement, or leaves the group …

58041. Run-through

John Houseman

Run-through is a 1972 book by John Houseman.

58042. Fourth Generation Evaluation

Egon Guba

Fourth Generation Evaluation is a book by Egon Guba and Yvonne Lincoln.

58053. The Third Grave

David F. Case

The Third Grave is a fantasy horror novel by author David Case. It was published by Arkham House in 1981 in an edition of 4,158 copies. It was Case's first book published by Arkham House.

58054. Honey Baby Sugar Child

Alice Faye Duncan

Honey Baby Sugar Child is a book written by Alice Faye Duncan.

58061. Angel Island

Inez Haynes Irwin

Angel Island is a science fiction/fantasy novel by American feminist author, journalist and suffragette Inez Haynes Irwin, writing under the name Inez Haynes Gillmore. It was originally published by Henry Holt in January 1914. The novel is about a group of men shipwrecked on an …

58063. The Shards

Gary Wassner

The Shards is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gary Wassner.

58064. The Empire's Legacy

Jefferson P. Swycaffer

The Empire's Legacy is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jefferson P. Swycaffer.

58068. Kellory the Warlock

Lin Carter

Kellory the Warlock is a fix-up fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, the third book of the Chronicles of Kylix series. Its seven episodic chapters were originally written as short stories, but only one, "In the Valley of Silence," had been previously published. The book was …

58074. 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 …

58075. Dragon's Teeth

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The novel Dragon's Teeth, written in 1942 by Upton Sinclair, won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1943. Set in the period 1929 to 1934, it covers the Nazi takeover of Germany during the 1930s. It is the third of Upton Sinclair's World's End series of eleven novels about Lanny …

58078. The Happiness of Blond People

Elif Shafak

Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is Elif Shafak's examination of national identity."You know, I never understand. How come their children are so quiet …

58079. Wintersmith

Terry Partchett

Wintersmith is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. It is labelled a "Story of Discworld" to indicate its status as children's or young adult fiction, unlike most of the books in the Discworld series. Published on …

58080. The Monarch of the Glen

Compton Mackenzie

The Monarch of the Glen is a Scottish comic farce novel written by English-born Scottish author Compton Mackenzie and published in 1941. The first in Mackenzie's Highland Novels series, it depicts the life in the fictional Scottish castle of Glenbogle. The television programme …

58081. Kuukiven kevät

Kaari Utrio

The Spring of the Moonstone' and its Finnish original, Kuukiven kevät is a historical novel by Finnish author Kaari Utrio. It is a romantic story from 11th century Finland, about love and hate and the meeting of two cultures. The book was published as commemorative book for the …

58082. An Unbroken Agony

Randall Robinson

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President is a book on the history of Haiti by Randall Robinson. According to Randall Robinson, this book describes a non-standard history of Haiti. The title suggests to the reader that emphasis is put on the …

58087. Uncle Fred in the Springtime

P. G. Wodehouse

Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 18 August 1939 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 25 August 1939 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of Clarence, …

58099. Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1

Stan Lee

Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1 is a book written by Stan Lee.

58102. 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 …

58108. The Secret of the Black Hole

Patrick Moore

The Secret of the Black Hole is a book published in 1980 that was written by Patrick Moore.

58109. The Loudest Scream

R. L. Stine

The Loudest Scream is a book published in 1996 that was written by R. L. Stine.

58112. Mansfield Park

Jane Austen

Mansfield Park is the third novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between February 1811 and 1813. It was published in May 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a …

58113. 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. …

58114. 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 …

58120. Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of …

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of Anti-Semitism is a book written by Rosemary Radford Ruether.

58122. The journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1777

Nicholas Cresswell

The journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1777 is a book written by Nicholas Cresswell.

58123. Disturbing the Peace

Richard Sutcliffe

Disturbing the Peace is a novel by American writer Richard Yates. First published in 1975, Yates' fourth book concerns the crack-up and institutionalization of an alcoholic salesman. Semi-autobiographical, the novel was dismissed by critics as his weakest book.

58129. Galactic Odyssey

Keith Laumer

Galactic Odyssey is a science fiction novel by author Keith Laumer. It was first serialized in IF magazine and first published in novel form in 1967. It was also known under the title Spaceman.

58133. 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 …

58135. Wolfcry

Amelia

Wolfcry is the fourth installment of the Kiesha'ra Series by American author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The book is narrated by Oliza Shardae Cobriana, a fictional character who is the daughter of Zane Cobriana, a cobra shapeshifter, and Danica Shardae, a hawk shapeshifter. She …

58137. The Burning Wire

Jeffery Deaver

The Burning Wire is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver featuring the officially retired, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. It is the ninth novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series.

58138. Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global …

Natana DeLong-Bas

Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad, is a book by academic Natana J. DeLong-Bas, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. It is based "on a close study of the 14 volumes" of collected works of Wahhabism's founder, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and has been called …

58141. The Curse of Yig

Zealia Bishop

The Curse of Yig is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories and essays by author Zealia Bishop. It was released in 1953 and was the author's only collection published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 1,217 copies. The three stories had originally …

58144. Year of Wonders

Geraldne Broks

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague is a 2001 international bestselling historical fiction novel by Geraldine Brooks. It was chosen as both a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book.

58146. The Tea Party Goes to Washington

Rand Paul

The Tea Party Goes to Washington is a book by United States Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. The book, co-written by radio host, columnist, and blogger Jack Hunter, describes the Tea Party movement's impact in the 2010 midterm elections in the United States, and ultimately their …

58148. The Boy in the Dress

David Williams

The Boy In The Dress is a children's book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show Little Britain. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the …

58155. Easter Parade

Rex Stout

"Easter Parade" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published as "The Easter Parade Murder" in the April 16, 1957, issue of Look magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection And Four to Go, published by the Viking Press in 1958.

58161. Guilty Wives

David Ellis

No husbands allowed Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: …

58163. Pinheads and Patriots

Bill O'Reilly

Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama is a best-selling book of political commentary by American journalist Bill O'Reilly, published in 2010.

58168. Quentins

Maeve Binchy

Quentins is a 2002 novel by Irish author Maeve Binchy.

58185. The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bates

The Uncommon Reader is a novella by Alan Bennett. After appearing first in the London Review of Books, Vol. 29, No. 5, it was published later the same year in book form by Faber & Faber and Profile Books. An audiobook version read by the author was released on CD in 2007.

58186. The Accidental Asian

Eric Liu

The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker is a collection of memoirs and essays by American writer Eric Liu published in 1998. One of his arguments criticizes the unified Asian American movement with uniform interests. The book was well received by major reviewers, …

58189. Ghost Stations

Bruce Barrymore Halpenny

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

58190. A Convenient Wedding (White Weddings)

Lucy Gordon

It was a grand white wedding that would make the society pages the world over—handsome British aristocrat Jarvis Larne was marrying beautiful American oil heiress Meryl Winters. But behind the lavish ceremony, their vows were a sham.Marrying for convenience had been the only way …

58194. Captain Swing

Warren Ellis

From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted! In the London of 1830, newly-minted copper Charlie Gravel keeps seeing things he's not supposed to: a crooked Bow Street Runner …

58195. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of …

George Martin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones—an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R. R. Martin!If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s …

58196. Unholy Night

Seth Grahame-Smith

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY NIGHT, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism. They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, …

58197. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World …

Ola Rosling

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more …

58198. The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

Jack Handey

The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale.Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read …

58199. Come Sundown

Nora Roberts

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Nora Roberts now available in paperback.Come Sundown named as one of Whoopi Goldberg's "Favorite Summer Reads" on ABC's The View and one of NY Post's biggest blockbuster "Whizbang Books" of the summer.A novel of suspense, family ties, and …

58200. Guapa

Saleem Haddad

A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and …



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