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.

58411. Stable Peace

Kenneth E. Boulding

Stable Peace is a book written by Kenneth Ewart Boulding.

58412. John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study

S. T. Joshi

John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study is a book written by S. T. Joshi.

58417. The Lost Father

Marina Warner

The Lost Father is a novel written by Marina Warner.

58418. Story of the Negro

Arna Bontemps

Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps is a children's history book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1949. The non-fiction book begins with a history of major African civilizations such as the Ghana and Mandingo Empires. The horrors of the Atlantic slave trade are described, …

58422. The Dermis Probe

Idries Shah

The Dermis Probe is a book by the writer Idries Shah published Octagon Press in 1970. A paperback edition was published in 1989 and again in 1993. The stories presented in the book are also available in an audio format. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a …

58425. 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 …

58437. The Bait

Dorothy Uhnak

The Bait is a book by Dorothy Uhnak.

58445. The Periodic Table of Science Fiction

Michael Swanwick

The Periodic Table of Science Fiction is a collection of 118 very short stories by science fiction author Michael Swanwick. Each story is named after an element in the periodic table, including the then-undiscovered Ununseptium. The stories were commissioned to run on Eileen …

58448. The Cider House Rules

John Irving

The Cider House Rules is a 1985 novel by John Irving. It is Irving's sixth published novel, and has been adapted into a film of the same name and a stage play by Peter Parnell.

58451. The Ancient Allan

H. Rider Haggard

The Ancient Allan is a novel by H Rider Haggard.

58453. Nebula Winners Thirteen

Samuel R. Delany

Nebula Winners Thirteen is a 1980 anthology of short stories edited by Samuel R. Delany. The included works had won the Nebula Award and were originally published in 1977. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Isaac …

58458. The Mirror of Helen

Richard Purtill

The Mirror of Helen is a book published 1983 in that was written by Richard Purtill.

58460. The Archbishop's Ceiling

Arthur Miller

The Archbishop's Ceiling is a drama written in the 1970s by Arthur Miller. It was originally produced at the John F. Kennedy Center in 1977, but failed to attract the attention of Broadway. Miller subsequently re-worked the play, with a revised script premiering at Cleveland …

58461. The Last Albatross

Ian Irvine

The Last Albatross is the first book in Ian Irvine's Eco-thriller titles, set in 2010. It depicts what our world might be like in a few years time, focusing on environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. There is a large emphasis on green cults and terrorists, as well as …

58468. Driftglass/Starshards

Samuel R. Delany

Driftglass/Starshards is a 1993 collection of short stories by Samuel R. Delany. The collection contains the entire contents of Delany's 1971 collection, Driftglass, stories from Distant Stars and others that had not previously been collected. Many of the stories originally …

58469. Net.wars

Wendy M. Grossman

Net.wars is a non-fiction book by journalist Wendy M. Grossman about conflict and controversy among stakeholders on the Internet. It was published by NYU Press in 1997, and was simultaneously made available free as an online version. The book discusses conflicts which arose …

58472. The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

Manuel Ramos

The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz is a book written by Manuel Ramos.

58475. The Cleansing

John D. Harvey

The Cleansing is a horror novel by author John D. Harvey. It was released in 2002 by Arkham House in an edition of approximately 2,500 copies.

58476. The Witch's Eye

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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

58479. The Horse and His Boy

C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy is a novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1954. It was the fifth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and one of four that Lewis finished writing before the first book was out. It is volume three in recent …

58481. Scarlet Dream

C. L. Moore

Scarlet Dream is a collection of science fiction short stories by C. L. Moore. It was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,820 copies, of which 220 were bound in buckram, boxed, and signed by the author and artist. The stories feature …

58492. 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 …

58511. Bag of Bones

Stephen Krensky

Bag of Bones is a 1998 novel by Stephen King. It focuses on an author who suffers severe writer's block and delusions at an isolated lake house four years after the death of his wife. It won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel in 1998, and the British Fantasy Award in 1999.The …

58514. Predator

Patricia Cornwell

Predator is a crime fiction novel by Patricia Cornwell.

58516. The Herring in the Library

L C Tyler

The Herring in the Library is a book published in 2010 that was written by L.C. Tyler.

58523. 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.

58525. A Flight of Pigeons

Ruskin Bond

A Flight of Pigeons is a novella by Indian author, Ruskin Bond. The story is set in 1857, and is about Ruth Labadoor and her family who take help of Hindus and Muslims to reach their relatives when the family's patriarch is killed in a church by the Indian rebels. The novella is …

58528. Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The …

Richard Layman

Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece, Including John Huston's Movie with Humphrey Bogart is a book edited by Richard Layman.

58529. Citizen Power

Mike Gravel

Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change is a 2008 book on American politics by 2008 United States presidential candidate Mike Gravel, published by Authorhouse. It describes the numerous efforts that Gravel has experienced throughout his political career as an Alaska state legislator …

58532. Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology – Volume 2

Eleanor Sullivan

Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology – Volume 2 is the second installment in the Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology series. Originally published in hardcover as Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Take Your Breath Away in 1977, this issue contains 29 stories from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine …

58534. A Point of Law

John Maddox Roberts

A Point of Law is a 2006 novel by John Maddox Roberts. It is the tenth volume of Roberts's SPQR series, featuring Senator Decius Metellus.

58541. The Fire People

Alexander Cordell

The Fire People is a historical novel by Alexander Cordell, first published in 1972. It forms part of the 'Second Welsh Trilogy' of Cordell's writings. It tells of events leading up to the 1831 Merthyr Rising in Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding areas in South Wales. Cordell's …

58544. Loving Frank

Nancy Horan

Loving Frank is an American novel by Nancy Horan published in 2007. It tells the story of Mamah Borthwick and her illicit love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright amidst the public shame they experienced in early twentieth century America. This fictional account told from a new …

58546. My Brother Sam Is Dead

James Lincoln/ Collier Collier, Christopher

My Brother Sam Is Dead is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution. It is a Newbery Honor book that was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and nominated …

58547. So Far from the Bamboo Grove

Yoko Kawashima Watkins

So Far from the Bamboo Grove is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Yoko Kawashima Watkins, a Japanese American writer. It was originally published by Beech Tree in April 1986. Watkins was awarded the Literary Lights for Children Award by Associates of the Boston Public …

58553. A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God

Jonathan Edwards

A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God in the Conversion of Many Hundred Souls in Northampton is an essay written in 1737 by Jonathan Edwards about the process of Christian conversion in Northampton, Massachusetts during the Great Awakening, which emanated from …

58562. Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other …

Al Franken

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations is a 1996 American book by Al Franken. It is satirically critical of 1990s right-wing political figures such as Pat Buchanan, Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich, and particularly radio host Rush Limbaugh. Franken often …

58564. Eaters of the Dead

Mchael Crchton

Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922 is a 1976 novel by Michael Crichton. The story is about a 10th-century Muslim who travels with a group of Vikings to their settlement. Crichton explains in an appendix that …

58568. Assassin

Myers Anna

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

58574. Eighth Grade Bites

Heather Brewer

Eighth Grade Bites is a novel written by Heather Brewer, centered on its main character Vladimir Tod, a vampire from birth.

58575. Switched

Amanda

Switched is the first book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It follows the story of Wendy Everly as she meets Finn Holmes, who informs her of her inherited royal status and true identity as a member of the Trylle.

58578. 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 …

58586. Red, White and Blue Paradise

Herbert Knapp

Red, White and Blue Paradise: The American Canal in Panama is a history of the Panama Canal Zone by Herbert and Mary Knapp. It is at once an intellectual history of the Canal Zone and its host Republic, and an account of the authors' own reluctant emergence from a fashionable …

58595. Lies My Teacher Told Me

James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by sociologist James W. Loewen. It critically examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views …

58599. DEATH Deluxe Edition

Neil Gaiman

A New York Times Best Seller!From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN comes fan-favorite character Death in a new deluxe hardcover edition collecting her solo adventures!The first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One …

58600. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Stephen King

Includes the story “Premium Harmony”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, MaineThe masterful #1 New York Times bestselling story collection from O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King that includes twenty-one iconic stories with accompanying autobiographical comments on when, …



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