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.

58203. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

58217. Elusion Aforethought: The Life and Writing of …

Malcolm J. Turnbull

Elusion Aforethought: The Life and Writing of Anthony Berkeley Cox is a book written by Malcolm J. Turnbull.

58222. The Son of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Son of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was written between January 21 and May 11, 1915, and first published in the magazine All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial from December 4, …

58224. 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 …

58225. A Family Affair

Rex Stout

A Family Affair is the final Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1975.

58226. The black prince and other stories

Shirley Ann Grau

The black prince and other stories is a book written by Shirley Ann Grau.

58230. Destination Unknown

Agatha Christie

Destination Unknown is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 1 November 1954 and in US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1955 under the title of So Many Steps to Death. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and …

58236. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

58237. The individual in Darwinʼs world

Stephen Jay Gould

The individual in Darwinʼs world is a book by Stephen Jay Gould.

58249. Time and Chance: an Autobiography

L. Sprague de Camp

Time and Chance: an Autobiography is the autobiography of science fiction and fantasy writer L. Sprague de Camp, first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.. An E-book edition was published by Gollancz's SF Gateway imprint on September 29, 2011 as part of a general …

58252. Hit and Run

Mark Delaney

Hit and Run is a book written by Mark Delaney.

58253. The Lingala Code

Warren Kiefer

The Lingala Code is a book by Warren Kiefer.

58257. Gehenna

Lewis Gannett

Gehenna is a book published in 1998 that was written by Lewis Gannett.

58258. Turning On

Damon Knight

Turning On is a collection of thirteen science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1951 and 1965 in Galaxy, Analog and other science fiction magazines. An Ace paperback reprinting in 1967 omitted the story "The Handler". This …

58262. The Awakening

Gary Wassner

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

58265. The Earth House

Jeanne DuPrau

The Earth House is a 1993 novel by American author Jeanne DuPrau.

58266. The Paranormal Puppet Show

Justin Richards

The Paranormal Puppet Show is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

58267. Dark Futures

Russell Blackford

Dark Futures is a book published in 2002 that was written by Russell Blackford.

58273. Florentine Finish

Cornelius Hirschberg

Florentine Finish is a book by Cornelius Hirschberg.

58274. Punctuated Equilibrium

Stephen Jay Gould

In 1972 Stephen Jay Gould took the scientific world by storm with his paper on punctuated equilibrium, written with Niles Eldredge. Challenging a core assumption of Darwin's theory of evolution, it launched the career of one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of our …

58276. 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.

58281. The Eye of the Horse

Jamila Gavin

The Eye of the Horse is a book written by Jamila Gavin.

58282. Beacon Hills High

Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

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

58285. Pink Collar Workers

Louise Howe

Pink Collar Workers is a book written by Louise Howe.

58286. 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 …

58287. Necessities of life

Adrienne Rich

Necessities of life is a collection of poems written by Adrienne Rich.

58295. 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 …

58296. 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 …

58297. Shadow train

John Ashbery

Shadow train is a collection of poetry by John Ashbery.

58298. Alias S. S. Van Dine

John Loughery

Alias S. S. Van Dine is a book written by John Loughery.

58301. The Three Strangers

Thomas Hardy

"The Three Strangers" is a short story by Thomas Hardy from 1883.

58305. The Tony Years

Craig Brown

The Tony Years is a book by British satirist, Craig Brown.

58311. The Little Kingdom

Michael Moritz

The Little Kingdom is the first book that documented the development of Apple Computer. It was published in 1984 and written by then-Time Magazine reporter Michael Moritz. While Jobs initially cooperated with Moritz, he ended communication in the middle of the project and did …

58316. The History of the Standard Oil Company

Ida Tarbell

The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904.

58317. Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began …

58318. Family of Spies

Pete Earley

Family of Spies is a book written by Pete Earley.

58321. The cat of Bubastes

G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt is a historical novel for young people by British author G.A. Henty. It is the story of a young prince who becomes a slave when the Egyptians conquer his people, then is made a fugitive when his master accidentally kills a sacred cat. …

58322. Songs for the Philologists

J. R. R. Tolkien

Songs for the Philologists is a collection of poems by E. V. Gordon and J. R. R. Tolkien as well as traditional songs. It is the rarest and most difficult to find Tolkien-related book. Originally a collection of typescripts compiled by Gordon in 1921–26 for the students of the …

58332. Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves

Matthew Reilly

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves is an action/thriller released on 12 October 2011 by Australian author Matthew Reilly. It is the latest installment in the Shane Schofield series and has been described by the author as the fastest and most violent yet. On 24 December 2010, …

58333. The Beginning

Cynthia Soroka

The Beginning is a book published in 1993 that was written by Cynthia Soroka.

58334. 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 …

58335. Milkweed

Jerry Spinelli

Milkweed is a 2003 young adult historical fiction novel by American author Jerry Spinelli. The book is about a boy in Warsaw, Poland in the years of World War II during the Holocaust. Over time he is taken in by a Jewish group of orphans and he must avoid the German troops while …

58339. The Burning Land

Barbara Siegel

The Burning Land is a book published in 1987 that was written by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel.

58345. The Red King and the Witch: Gypsy Folk and Fairy …

Ruth Manning-Sanders

The Red King and the Witch: Gypsy Folk and Fairy Tales is a 1965 anthology of 25 tales that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders. This book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1964, by …

58358. Slow Dancing

Elizabeth Benedict

Slow Dancing is a book written by Elizabeth Benedict

58361. The Rodeo Murder

Rex Stout

"The Rodeo Murder" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in April 1960 in the short-story collection Three at Wolfe's Door.

58367. 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 …

58371. The Brotherhood of the Rose

David Austin

The Brotherhood of the Rose is the first novel in a trilogy by David Morrell, first published in 1983. It is followed by The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog.

58373. The Big Four

Agatha

The Big Four is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by William Collins & Sons on 27 January 1927 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. It features Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, and Inspector Japp. The UK …

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 …

58382. 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 …

58383. 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 …

58385. Red Shadows

Robert J. Hogan

Red Shadows is a collection of Fantasy short stories and poems by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1968 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 896 copies. The stories and poems feature Howard's character, Solomon Kane. Many of the stories first appeared …

58386. Here Lies the Body

Ridley Scott

Here Lies the Body is a book by Scott Corbett.

58387. 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.

58389. Belle Prater's Boy

Ruth White Alison Elliott

Belle Prater's Boy is a young adult novel by Ruth White that tells the story of 12-year-old Gypsy and her aunt, Belle Prater, who mysteriously disappears one morning. When Gypsy's unusual cousin Woodrow--"Belle Prater's boy—comes to town, she quickly befriends him in the hopes …

58390. The Ship of Ishtar

Abraham Merrit

The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1924, it has appeared in book form innumerable times.

58391. Urgum and the Googoobah

Kjartan Poskitt

Urgum and the Goo Goo Bah is a book published in 2008 that was written by Kjartan Poskitt.

58392. Twelve Sharp

Janet Evanovich

Twelve Sharp, published in 2006, is the 12th novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. The hardcover version appeared at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List in the week of July 9, 2006, while the paperback release has also been in the top …

58394. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is …

58395. The Revenge of the Shadow King

Derek Benz & J.S. Lewis

The Revenge of the Shadow King is the first volume of three books in the Grey Griffins series written in collaborative writing by American authors Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis, and published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. The book follows the story of four friends …

58396. Podkayne of Mars

Robert A. Heinelin

Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in Worlds of If, and published in hardcover in 1963. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger, asocial genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on …

58397. Echoes of Betrayal

Elizabeth Moon

The action continues fast and furious in this third installment of Elizabeth Moon’s celebrated return to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. This award-winning author has firsthand military experience and an imagination that knows no bounds. Combine …

58398. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is a 2012 book by Rachel Maddow. Her first book, Drift explores the premise that the manner in which the United States goes to war has gradually become more secretive and less democratic. In Drift, Maddow examines how American …

58399. Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel

Meg Cabot

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding—but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a …



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