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.

58201. The Fiftieth Gate

Mark Raphael Baker

The Fiftieth Gate is a book written by Mark Raphael Baker and published by HarperCollins in 1997. The book documents his exploration of his parents' memories and past in relation to the Holocaust. The book won a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1997, and the Ethnic …

58202. 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 …

58203. Reason and Morality

Alan Gewirth

Reason and Morality is a 1978 book by Alan Gewirth.

58223. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, or The Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to his Poor Servant John Bunyan is a Puritan spiritual autobiography written by John Bunyan. It was written while Bunyan was serving a twelve-year prison sentence in Bedford …

58224. Mote

Chap Reaver

Mote is a book by Chap Reaver.

58225. 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.

58229. Herself, An Autobiographical Work

Hortense Calisher

Herself, An Autobiographical Work is a book written by Hortense Calisher.

58231. New Land

Sarah Lindsay Schmidt

New Land is a book by Sarah Schmidt

58232. 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 …

58238. The Watter's Mou

Bram Stoker

The Watter's Mou' is a novel by Bram Stoker, first published in 1895. It is the story of a woman who is in love with a man whose job it is to stop smuggling by poor fishermen like her father.

58241. The Beast Reawakens

Martin A. Lee

The Beast Reawakens is a book by investigative journalist Martin A. Lee. It tells the story of old-guard fascists' strategy for survival and the revival of fascism since 1944. Special attention is given to ODESSA actions during the Cold War, international fascist networks, and …

58244. 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 …

58260. 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.

58264. One for the Road

Harold Pinter

One for the Road is an overtly-political one-act play by Harold Pinter, which premiered at Lyric Studio, Hammersmith, in London, on 13 March 1984, and was first published by Methuen in 1984.

58267. The Princess of Dhagabad

Anna Kashina

The Princess of Dhagabad is a 2000 novel, the first book of a trilogy by Anna Kashina.

58268. C++ Programming Style

Tom Cargill

C++ Programming Style is a book written by Tom Cargill.

58269. 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 …

58270. 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.

58276. Sin

F. Sionil José

Sin: A Novel, also known as Sins, is a 1973 politico-historical novel written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil José. This particular work of literature features the History of the Philippines, for the most part spanning the twentieth century, through the eyes of the …

58277. The Witch's Eye

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Witch's Eye is a book published in 1990 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

58278. A Reverie for Mister Ray

Michael Bishop

A Reverie for Mister Ray: Reflections on Life, Death, and Speculative Fiction is a collection of nonfiction work by American writer Michael Bishop published in 2005 by PS Publishing. It includes essays and reviews from 1975 to 2004, originally published in a wide variety of …

58281. 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.

58283. The Land of Lost Content

Mark Peel

The Land of Lost Content: the Biography of Anthony Chenevix-Trench is a biographical book about the life of British headmaster Anthony Chenevix-Trench, written by Mark Peel. Chenevix-Trench had been a widely acclaimed teacher at Shrewsbury School, and subsequently headmaster at …

58286. Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the …

P.K. McCary

Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the Four Brothers is a book published in 1994 that was written by P.K. McCary.

58288. 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 …

58292. Subway Art

Martha Cooper

Subway Art is a collaborative book by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, which documents the early history of New York City's graffiti movement. Originally published in 1984, the book has been described as a "landmark photographic history" and holds great significance in …

58293. Grammata Serica Recensa

Bernhard Karlgren

The Grammata Serica Recensa is a dictionary of Old Chinese published by the Swedish sinologist Bernard Karlgren in 1957. Bernard Karlgren made fundamental contributions to the study of the phonology of Middle and Old Chinese, which he called Ancient and Archaic Chinese …

58296. Kylie: La La La

Kylie Minogue

Kylie: La La La is a photo/art book released by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. The books namesake comes from a line made famous in her hit single "Can't Get You Out of My Head". This is not a traditional biography but rather a pictorial biography that is a photographic look at …

58301. Outsmart

Daniel Parker

Outsmart is a book written by Daniel Ehrenhaft.

58311. The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who …

58316. 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.

58321. Pagan Babies

Elmore Leonard

Pagan Babies is a 2000 crime novel written by Elmore Leonard.

58324. Transport Phenomena

R. Byron Bird

Transport Phenomena is the first textbook about transport phenomena. It is specifically designed for chemical engineering students. The first edition was published in 1960, two years after having been preliminarily published under the title Notes on Transport Phenomena based on …

58326. 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 …

58332. Angelology

Danielle

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

58333. Dreams and Fancies

H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams and Fancies is a collection of letters and fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1962 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,030 copies and was the sixth collection of Lovecraft's work to be released by Arkham …

58335. Wyvernhail

Amelia

Wyvernhail is the fifth book in the Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The preceding four books in order are: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, and Wolfcry. It is told from the point of view of Hai the gyrfalcon, cobra mix, who is struggling to find a way out of Ecl, or …

58337. 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 …

58347. The Luck Stone

P. G. Wodehouse

The Luck Stone is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, written under the pseudonym Basil Windham. It was compiled from a serial which appeared in ''Chums:An Illustrated Paper for Boys" between September 16, 1908 and January 20, 1909, when Wodehouse was twenty seven years old. It was …

58354. Legion of the Dead

Justin Richards

Legion of the Dead is a book published in 2005 that was written by Justin Richards.

58357. The origin of birds

Gerhard Heilmann

The Origin of Birds is an early synopsis of bird evolution written in 1926 by Gerhard Heilmann, a Danish artist and amateur zoologist. The book was born from a series of articles published between 1913 and 1916 in Danish, and although republished as a book it received mainly …

58358. The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective …

58361. King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first …

58362. Assassin

Myers Anna

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

58365. You've Got to Have a Dream

Ian Bradley

You've Got to Have a Dream: The Message of the Musical is a book written by the British theologian Ian Bradley, first published in 2004, exploring the spiritual dimension of musical theatre. In his study, Bradley includes works with an overt religious subject matter, for …

58369. Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre /ˈɛər/ is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. …

58373. Tom Cruise: Unauthorized

Addison Wesley

Tom Cruise: Unauthorized is a non-fiction biographical book about Tom Cruise, written by Wensley Clarkson. The book was published by Hastings House in 1998. The book discusses Tom Cruise's early life, his rise as an actor, involvement with Scientology, and past relationships …

58374. The Jungle

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. However, most readers were …

58375. Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1

Stan Lee

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

58387. Swindon Town Football Club 100 Greats

Dick Mattick

Swindon Town Football Club: 100 Greats is a book by Richard Mattick published in 2002. The book lists the 100 Swindon Town players that Mattick considered to be greatest. The players are in alphabetical order, as it was thought to be unfair to rank them. Mattick's criteria for …

58391. 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 …

58392. The Dangerous Transmission

Franklin W. Dixon

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

58393. The Seven Who Were Hanged

Nikolayevich Leonid

The Seven That Were Hanged is a 1908 short story by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. The novel was adapted for film in 1920. Herman Bernstein translated the novel from Russian to English.

58395. Made in Texas

Kristine Rolofson

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

58396. 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 …

58397. 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 …

58398. 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 …

58399. Precious Gifts: A Novel

Danielle Steel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman—the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer—as his second wife. In two marriages, he fathered a …

58400. The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital …

Andrew O'Hagan

A Top 10 Book of Essays & Literary Criticism for Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly | Books We Can’t Wait to Read in the Rest of 2017, Chicago ReaderThe slippery online ecosystem is the perfect breeding ground for identities: true, false, and in between. The Internet shorthand …



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