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. Things Could Be Worse

Lily Brett

Things Could be Worse is an autobiographical novel by Lily Brett about a family of Polish Jews who migrated to Melbourne in the late 1940s.

58204. Winning Colors

Elizabeth Moon

Winning Colors is the third novel in the space opera, military science fiction Familias Regnant fictional universe written by Elizabeth Moon; it continues the plot centered on the adventures of captain Heris Serrano and the maturation of several wealthy Families' scions, which …

58215. The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith

The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith is a transcription of a notebook that was kept by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1979 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,588 copies. The book was transcribed from Smith's notebook by Donald Sidney-Fryer and Robert A. Hoffman. …

58216. The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, …

58218. Bush on the Couch

Justin A. Frank

Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President is a 2004 book by psychoanalyst Justin A. Frank. The central premise of Frank's book is that President George W. Bush displays signs of poor mental health which makes him ill-suited to rule the United States. Frank suggests …

58219. Science Fiction in the Real World

Norman Spinrad

Science Fiction in the Real World is a book written by Norman Spinrad.

58221. The Lost Father

Marina Warner

The Lost Father is a novel written by Marina Warner.

58222. All in the Morning Early

Sorche Nic Leodhas

All in the Morning Early is a book written by Sorche Nic Leodhas and illustrated by Evaline Ness.

58223. All Times, All Peoples

Milton Meltzer

All Times, All Peoples is a book written by Milton Meltzer.

58224. Windows & stones

Tomas Transtromer

Windows & stones is a selection of poems by Tomas Tranströmer and translated into English by May Swenson.

58226. Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short in 1974; a 1980 opera; and a live-action …

58228. Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun

Moyra Caldecott

Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun is a novel written by Moyra Caldecott in 1989. It was first published in Great Britain in 1989 as a paperback by Arrow Books Limited.

58232. The Mysterious Stranger

Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger is the final novel attempted by the American author Mark Twain. He worked on it periodically from 1897 through 1908. The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the "damned human race". Twain wrote …

58237. 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 …

58242. One hundred years of homosexuality

David M. Halperin

One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: and other essays on Greek love is a 1990 book about homosexuality in ancient Greece by classicist David M. Halperin. The work has been praised by several scholars, but criticized by others.

58245. The Witch Returns

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Witch Returns is a book published in 1992 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

58251. Deconstructive variations: music and reason in …

Rose Rosengard Subotnik

Contents: Whose magic flute? : intimations of reality at the gates of the Enlightenment -- How could Chopin’s A-major prelude be deconstructed? -- Toward a deconstruction of structural listening : a critique of Schoenberg, Adorno, and Stravinsky -- The closing of the American …

58255. Where I used to play on the green

Glyn Hughes

Where I used to play on the green is a book written by Glyn Hughes.

58257. An Elephant for Aristotle

L. Sprague de Camp

An Elephant for Aristotle, is a 1958 historical novel by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in hardback by Doubleday, and in paperback by Curtis in 1971. The first British edition was published by Dobson in 1966. The book was reissued with a new introduction by Harry …

58261. The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer." It won the Pulitzer …

58265. The Lingala Code

Warren Kiefer

The Lingala Code is a book by Warren Kiefer.

58271. The Capitalist Manifesto

Louis O. Kelso

The Capitalist Manifesto is a best-selling book first published in 1958, written by Louis O. Kelso, a lawyer-economist and Employee Stock Ownership Plan inventor, and Mortimer J. Adler, an Aristotelian philosopher. The book was on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller List …

58278. The Homecoming

Barry B. Longyear

The Homecoming is a novelette written by Barry B. Longyear.

58279. The Princess of Dhagabad

Anna Kashina

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

58282. Handbook of Religion and Health

Harold G Koenig

Handbook of Religion and Health is a scholarly book about the relation of spirituality and religion with physical and mental health. Written by Harold G. Koenig, Michael E. McCullough, and David B. Larson, the book was published in the United States in 2001. The book has been …

58283. Purple Pirate

Talbot Mundy

Purple Pirate is a fantasy novel by author Talbot Mundy. It was first published in 1935 by Appleton-Century.

58287. The Three Witch Maidens

Ruth Manning-Sanders

The Three Witch Maidens was originally published in the United Kingdom in 1972, by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. This entry, however, refers to the 1977 paperback version published by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. under its Beaver Books imprint. The book is an anthology of 15 fairy …

58288. Across The Zodiac The Story Of A Wrecked Record

Percy Greg

Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record is a science fiction novel by Percy Greg, who has been credited as an originator of the sword and planet subgenre of science fiction.

58296. Something About Cats and Other Pieces

H. P. Lovecraft

Something About Cats and Other Pieces is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories, poetry and essays by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1949 and was the fourth collection of Lovecraft's work published by Arkham House. The stories for …

58297. Lucinda Brayford

Martin Boyd

Lucinda Brayford is a novel by Australian author Martin Boyd.

58305. 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 …

58306. The Rod of Seven Parts

Skip Williams

The Rod of Seven Parts is an accessory for the 2nd edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, published in 1996.

58311. The Illustrated Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny

The Illustrated Roger Zelazny is a book by Roger Zelazny.

58316. The Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand(Author) ; Perry Russell, John(Introduction by)

The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: …

58319. The Law of the Land

Charles Rembar

The Law of the Land is a book written by Charles Rembar.

58320. Battle Order 204

Christobel Mattingley

Battle Order 204 is a historical, non-fiction novel that recounts the experiences of David Mattingley a bomber pilot of the Royal Australian Air Force serving with No. 625 Squadron RAF. It follows Mattingley's dream to one day be a pilot and his journey from start to finish into …

58323. Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 3

Eleanor Jorden

Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 3 is a textbook published in 1990 that was written by Eleanor Jorden and Mari Noda.

58328. The Viking Way: Religion and War in Late Iron Age …

Neil Price

The Viking Way: Religion and War in Late Iron Age Scandinavia is an archaeological study of Norse paganism in Late Iron Age Scandinavia. It was written by the English archaeologist Neil Price, then a professor at the University of Aberdeen, and first published by the Department …

58329. Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood

Taslima Nasreen

Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood is a 1998 autobiographical book by Bangladeshi doctor, turned feminist writer Taslima Nasrin.

58334. This Law of Ours and Other Essays

Muhammad Asad

This Law of Ours and Other Essays is a book written by Muhammad Asad, first published by Dar al-Andalus, Gibraltar in 1987. The book is a collection of Asad's writings, lectures and radio broadcasts—some written as far back as the 1940s—which aims to clarify some of the …

58337. White Water

Michael S. Bandy

White Water is a book by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein.

58338. Deadfall in Berlin

R.D. Zimmerman

Deadfall in Berlin is a book written by Robert D. Zimmerman.

58343. The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions

H. P. Lovecraft

The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions is a collection of stories revised or ghostwritten by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was originally published in 1970 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,058 copies. The dustjacket of the first edition features art by Gahan Wilson …

58344. Sailing the Dream

Mike Perham

'Sailing the Dream - The amazing story of the youngest person to sail around the World single-handed' is a memoir written by Mike Perham. The book tells the author's 9 months sailing voyage which took him around the World and through numerous technical and natural challenges.

58356. Freaks: Alive on the Inside

Curtis Klause; Narrator Ramon De Ocampo

Freaks: Alive on the Inside is a fantasy romance and adventure novel by Annette Curtis Klause.

58360. At The End Of The Open Road

Louis Simpson

At The End Of The Open Road is a collection of poetry by Louis Simpson.

58368. Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, published in 2003. The novel derives its title from the protagonist, a twenty-year-old short-order cook named Odd Thomas. The book, which was well received and lauded by critics, went on to become a New York Times …

58370. 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 …

58374. The Tangled Skein

Baroness Emma Orczy

The Tangled Skein was Baroness Orczy's second novel. First published under the title In Mary's Reign in 1901, it was re-released under the title The Tangled Skein in 1907, following the success of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book is a period romance and is dedicated to "my little …

58375. Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1

Stan Lee

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

58389. Growing Up X

Ilyasah Shabazz

Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X is a 2002 book by Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Shabazz wrote the book with Kim McLarin. In Growing Up X, Shabazz writes about what it was like to grow up in the shadow of her father, a …

58392. 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.

58397. A Song of Ice and Fire (1) - A Game of Thrones …

George Martin

This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including • a new Preface by George R. R. Martin • early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels • a walk-through of the entire …

58399. The Fire Sermon

Francesca Haig

Nuclear war, dystopian unrest, a genetic mutation that divides twins in life and unites them in death—the “refreshingly nuanced” (Booklist, starred review) first novel in award-winning poet Francesca Haig’s richly imagined and action-packed post-apocalyptic trilogy “is poised to …

58400. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, …

Steven Pinker

"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates "A terrific book...[Pinker] recounts the progress across a broad array of metrics, from health to wars, the environment to happiness, equal rights to quality of life." --The New York TimesThe follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking …



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