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.

58202. Barbarian Sentiments

William Pfaff

Barbarian Sentiments is a book written by William Pfaff.

58207. The Enchanted Type-Writer

John K. Bangs

The Enchanted Type-Writer is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has become known as Bangsian fantasy. Bangs attributes many of the stories to the late James Boswell, who has become an editor for a newspaper …

58215. Concepts in Programming Languages

John C. Mitchell

Concepts in Programming Languages is a book written by John C. Mitchell.

58217. Pasmore

David Storey

Pasmore is a book written by David Storey.

58218. America Moves Forward: A History for Peter

Gerald W. Johnson

America Moves Forward: A History for Peter is a book by Gerald W. Johnson.

58219. A Daughter of the Seine

Jeanette Eaton

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland is a biography written for children by Jeanette Eaton. It recounts the life story of Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière, an influential figure in the French Revolution. Born in relative obscurity, she became a prominent …

58220. The Heavenly Tenants

William Maxwell

The Heavenly Tenants is a children's fantasy novel by William Maxwell. In the novel, the Marvell family farm in Wisconsin is visited by the living signs of the zodiac; meanwhile, the constellations associated with them disappear from the sky. The book, illustrated by Ilonka …

58221. 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.

58222. Life Supports: New and Collected Poems

William Bronk

Life Supports: New and Collected Poems is a collection of poems written by William Bronk.

58229. The Black Wheel

Abraham Merritt

The Black Wheel is a fantasy novel written by A. Merritt and Hannes Bok. Merritt had completed the first seven chapters, roughly 20,000 words, before his death in 1943. Bok wrote the remainder of the novel, twenty chapters of more than 60,000 words, working from "a sketchy plot …

58234. Authority and Interpretation of the Bible

Jack B. & Mckim Rogers, Donald K.

Authority and Interpretation of the Bible is a book written by Jack Bartlett Rogers and Donald K. McKim.

58235. Mary Wollstonecraft; a biography

Eleanor Flexner

Mary Wollstonecraft; a biography is a book written by Eleanor Flexner.

58245. 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.

58248. 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.

58250. Cockroach cooties

Laurence Yep

Cockroach Cooties is a children's novel by Laurence Yep.

58252. Shy Leopardess

Leslie Barringer

Shy Leopardess is a fantasy novel by Leslie Barringer, the third and last book in his three volume Neustrian Cycle. It is set around the 14th century in an alternate medieval France called Neustria. The book was first published in the United Kingdom by Methuen in 1948. Its …

58254. The Negative Zone

Victor Appleton

The Negative Zone is a book published in 1991 that was written by Bill McCay under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

58260. Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery & Imagination is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful and related tales.

58264. Better Angels

Howard V. Hendrix

Better Angels is a science fiction novel by Howard V. Hendrix first published in 1999.

58268. An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs

William E. Gates

An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs: With a Concordance and Analysis of Their Relationships is a monograph study of the Maya script by William E. Gates, first published in 1931. The inventory of glyphs used in Gates' analysis was compiled and drawn from the Madrid, Dresden and …

58273. A house is built

M. Barnard Eldershaw

A House is Built is the first novel of M. Barnard Eldershaw, the joint pseudonym of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw. It was written as a result of their seeing an advertisement for The Bulletin prize. The novel won this prize in 1928, shared with Katharine Susannah …

58275. Interpretation and Social Criticism

Michael Walzer

Interpretation and Social Criticism is a 1987 book by Michael Walzer.

58278. Dixie lullaby

Mark Kemp

Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race and New Beginnings in a New South is a book by U.S. music journalist Mark Kemp that traces the evolution of southern rock between the years 1968 and 1992, and examines the music's social and psychological impact on young Southerners in the …

58282. About a Boy

Nick Hornby/ Clara Drechsler/ Harald Hellmann

About a Boy is a 1998 coming of age novel written by British writer Nick Hornby which has sold over a million copies. It was adapted into a 2002 film of the same name. And, with great departure, it was the basis for an American television series in 2014 with a pilot directed by …

58289. Mystery of the Witch, Who Wouldn't

Kin Platt

Mystery of the Witch, Who Wouldn't is a book by Kin Platt.

58290. Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and …

Richard Drinnon

Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building is a book written by Richard Drinnon.

58299. Sand Monkeys

Joanne Horniman

Sand Monkeys is a young adult novel by the Australian writer Joanne Horniman, who is known for novels centering on realistic depictions of people in unusual relationships. It was published in 1992 by Omnibus Books. The author's work on the novel was assisted by a writer's grant …

58307. 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.

58310. Sanditon

Jane Austen

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

58312. The Scarecrow

Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow is a 2009 novel written by award-winning American author Michael Connelly. It was Connelly's 21st book and the second featuring as the main character Jack McEvoy, a reporter now living in Los Angeles, and FBI agent Rachel Walling. As a result, the novel is a sequel …

58316. Twisted Summer

David Robbins

Twisted Summer is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

58318. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Richard Woodley

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is a novelization by the American writer Richard Woodley based upon the screenplay by Jaison Starkes and Edmond Stevens of the 1979 sports–fantasy comedy film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. It tells the story of a professional basketball team, the …

58321. The philosophy of eating

Albert J. Bellows

The Philosophy of Eating was written by Albert Bellows, published in 1867 with the posthumous edition descriptor line Late Professor of Chemistry, Physiology, and Hygiene, and reprinted in later years to the current Philosophy of Eating. Entered, according to Act of Congress, in …

58322. This Book Is Broken

Stuart Berman

This Book Is Broken is a book written by Eye Weekly editor Stuart Berman about the Toronto indie rock band Broken Social Scene, from its inception to its critical acclaim.

58327. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

Michael Rogers

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story is a book by Michael M. Lewis published in 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company. The book focuses on the founder of several Silicon Valley companies, James H. Clark, and the entrepreneurial culture that dominated the area during the height …

58328. The Price of Salt

Patricia Briggs

The Price of Salt is a 1952 romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, first published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author – known as a suspense writer based on her one earlier novel, Strangers on a Train – used a pseudonym due to the story's lesbian content. Its relatively …

58334. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

Zygmunt G. Baranski

This is a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2001.

58340. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

Harold Bloom~Riverhead

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is a book by Harold Bloom.

58345. Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble

Whoopi Goldberg

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble is a book written by Whoopi Goldberg.

58348. Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp

Alice B. Emerson

Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp is a book published in 1922 that was written by W. Bert Foster under the pseudonym of Alice B. Emerson.

58350. Circus of the Damned

Laurell K. Hamilton

Circus of the Damned is third book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

58354. Mr. Monk in Trouble

Lee

Mr. Monk in Trouble is the ninth novel based on the television series Monk. It was written by Lee Goldberg, and was published by Signet Books on December 1, 2009. Like the other Monk novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, the assistant of the title character, Adrian …

58356. The Informant

Kurt Eichwald

The Informant is a nonfiction white-collar crime book written by journalist Kurt Eichenwald and published in 2000 by Random House. It documents the mid-1990s lysine price-fixing conspiracy case and the involvement of Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre, inspiring a …

58357. 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. …

58371. Changing Places

David Lodge

Changing Places is the first "campus novel" by British novelist David Lodge. The subtitle is "A Tale of Two Campuses", and thus both the title and subtitle are literary allusions to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. It is the first text in Lodge's 'Campus Trilogy' of …

58373. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carengie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, it has sold 15 million copies world-wide. Leon Shimkin of the publishing firm Simon & Schuster took one of the …

58374. Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993.

58379. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique

Renzo Gracie

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique is a book first published in 2001, co-authored by Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro and John Danaher and illustrated by Ricardo Azoury. It was written on the request of Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nayan, creator of the ADCC. The …

58387. Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a …

Bill Clinton

Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy is a 2011 non-fiction book by former United States President Bill Clinton. Praise appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the New York Journal of Books, while publications such as The Guardian …

58388. 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, …

58391. Woman Chief

Benjamin Capps

Woman Chief is a book written by Benjamin Capps.

58392. 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 …

58394. No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals …

John Stossel

New York Times bestselling journalist John Stossel shows how the expansion of government control is destructive for American society.The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described …

58395. The Bourbon Kings

J.R. Ward

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, …

58396. 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 …

58397. Pottymouth and Stoopid

James Patterson

Bestselling author James Patterson's best book for boys in years! Tired of being bullied, middle-school underdogs "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" finally fight back with the power of funny.David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when …

58398. Woman of God

James Patterson

St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen.Is it possible that the new Pope...is a woman?The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in history. It's a turning …

58399. NYPD Red 4

James Patterson

NYPD Red chases a ruthless murderer with an uncontrollable lust for money--and blood. It's another glamorous night in the heart of Manhattan: at a glitzy movie premiere, a gorgeous starlet, dressed to the nines and dripping in millions of dollars' worth of jewelry on loan, makes …

58400. 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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