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.

58401. 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.

58404. 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 …

58406. Texas

James A. Michener

Texas is a novel by American writer James A. Michener based on the history of the Lone Star State. Characters include real and fictional characters spanning hundreds of years, such as explorers, Spanish colonists, American immigrants, German Texan settlers, ranchers, oil men, …

58412. The revolution script

Brian Moore

The Revolution Script is a fictionalised account by Northern Irish-Canadian novelist Brian Moore of key events in Quebec's October Crisis – the kidnapping by the Quebec Liberation Front of James Cross, the Senior British Trade Commissioner in Montreal, on October 5, 1970 and the …

58414. Dark Angel

John Dale

Dark Angel is a 1995 Ned Kelly Award–winning novel by the Australian author John Dale.

58415. The Confession of a Child of the Century

Thomas Rogers

The Confession of a Child of the Century is the book written by Thomas Rogers.

58416. 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.

58417. The Apprentice of Florence

Ann Kyle

The Apprentice of Florence by Anne Dempster Kyle is a children's historical novel set in 15th century Italy and Constantinople. It was published in 1933 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934. The book is illustrated by Erick Berry. The novel is set principally in 1453, the …

58418. Queer Person

Ralph Hubbard

Queer Person is a children's novel by Ralph Hubbard. It tells the story of a deaf-mute boy who is raised among the Pikuni. The novel, illustrated by Harold von Schmidt, was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1931.

58419. 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, …

58420. The Two Reds

William Lipkind

The Two Reds is a book written by William Lipkind and illustrated by Nicholas Mordvinoff.

58428. 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 …

58440. Run-through

John Houseman

Run-through is a 1972 book by John Houseman.

58443. The White People

Arthur Machen

"The White People" is a fantasy-horror short story by the Welsh writer Arthur Machen. Written in the late 1890s, it was first published in 1904 in Horlick's Magazine—of which Machen's friend A. E. Waite was editor— then reprinted in Machen's collection The House of Souls.

58444. This One's On Me

Donald Jack

This One's On Me is a book published in 1987 that was written by Donald Jack.

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 …

58446. Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941)

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) is the third volume of Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories, which is a series of short story collections, edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, which attempts to list the great science fiction stories from the …

58455. Lily Beach

Jennie Fields

Lily Beach is a literary novel by Jennie Fields. Her first published work, this story is set in the 1960s and focuses on the character Lily Beach as she struggles with a past of abuse. Lily travels to Illinois and three different men to escape her past. Originally published by …

58457. Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team

John Steinbeck

Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team is a non fiction book by the American author John Steinbeck. It was written in 1942 and published by Viking Press. The book is an account of Steinbeck's experiences with several Bomber crews of the US Army Air Forces during the Second World …

58461. The Ivory Tower

Henry James

The Ivory Tower is an unfinished novel by Henry James, posthumously published in 1917. The novel is a brooding story of Gilded Age America. It centers on the riches earned by a pair of dying millionaires and ex-partners, Abel Gaw and Frank Betterman, and their possibly …

58462. The Star-Crowned Kings

Rob Chilson

The Star-Crowned Kings is a Science Fiction novel written in 1975 by Rob Chilson. This is was 2nd full novel written by Robert Chilson.

58470. 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 …

58473. Stone and Sun

Graham Edwards

Stone and Sun is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 2001 by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the third book in the Stone trilogy, which also includes Stone and Sky and Stone and Sea. The trilogy is a follow-up to Edwards' Ultimate …

58477. 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.

58480. Lucinda Brayford

Martin Boyd

Lucinda Brayford is a novel by Australian author Martin Boyd.

58482. 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 …

58488. The Bang-Bang Club

Greg Marinovich

The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War is an autobiographical styled text about the Bang-Bang Club, a group of four South African photographers active within the townships of South Africa during the apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994. In 2010, the …

58491. Soul Circus

George Pelecanos

Soul Circus is a 2003 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigators Derek Strange and Terry Quinn. It is the third novel to involve the characters following Right as Rain and Hell to Pay.

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 …

58494. The Pirates of Zan

Murray Leinster

The Pirates of Zan is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in 1959 as "The Pirates of Ersatz". It was nominated for the 1960 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It first appeared in book form in 1959 as one component of an Ace …

58497. Beaver Towers: the Dangerous Journey

Nigel Hinton

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1986. It is the third installment in the Beaver Towers series between Beaver Towers: the Witch's Revenge and Beaver Towers: the Dark Dream. It was originally titled Run to …

58498. King Solomon's Ring

Konrad Lorenz

King Solomon's Ring is a zoological book for the general audience, written by the Austrian scientist Konrad Lorenz in 1949. The first English-language edition appeared in 1952. The book's title refers to the legendary Seal of Solomon, a ring that supposedly gave King Solomon the …

58506. Knowing and the Known

John Dewey

Knowing and the Known is a 1949 book by John Dewey and Arthur Bentley.

58507. 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. …

58508. The burger and the hot dog

Jim Aylesworth

The Burger and the Hot Dog is a Children's poetry book about food, written by Jim Aylesworth and illustrated by Stephen Gammell.

58509. The Broken-Hearted Detective

Milton Bass

The Broken-Hearted Detective is a book written by Milton Bass.

58512. Poverty, A Study of Town Life

Seebohm Rowntree

Poverty, A Study of Town Life is the first book by the sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist, Seebohm Rowntree, published in 1901. The study, widely considered a seminal work of sociology, details Rowntree's investigation of poverty in York, England and the …

58514. Lorna Doone

R. D. Blackmore

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. …

58515. Santa Claus Bank Robbery

A. Greene

Santa Claus Bank Robbery is a book written by A. Greene.

58518. Right Ho, Jeeves

P. G.

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of …

58519. Grant Comes East

William R.; Gingrich Forstchen, Newt; Hanser, Albert S.

Grant Comes East: A Novel of the Civil War is a New York Times bestseller written by former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser. It was published in 2004 and is the sequel to Gettysburg: A Novel of the …

58523. Film Noir

Bruce Crowther

Film Noir is a book written by Bruce Crowther.

58530. Growing Up bin Laden

Jean Fritz

Growing Up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World is a 2009 book based on interviews with the wife and son of Osama bin Laden.

58533. The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare

The Sign of the Beaver is a children's historical novel by American author Elizabeth George Speare, which has won numerous literary awards. It was published in February 1983, and has become one of her most popular works. The idea for this book came from a factual story that …

58537. Dragon Bones

Lisa Lee

Dragon Bones by Lisa See is the third of the Red Princess mysteries, preceded by Flower Net and The Interior. Once again the protagonists Inspector Liu Hulan and Attorney David Stark return—this time as husband and wife.

58538. STAR Academy

Edward Kay

STAR Academy is a 2009 comedic sci-fi children's novel by Canadian author Edward Kay, who is also the co-creator of the animated series, Jimmy Two-Shoes. The book was published in September 2009, by Random House / Doubleday Canada. STAR Academy has been compared by some to Harry …

58548. The Boy in the Dress

David Williams

The Boy In The Dress is a children's book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show Little Britain. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the …

58549. Hadassah: One Night with the King

Tommy Tenney

Hadassah: One Night with the King is a 2004 novel by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen based upon a retelling of the Biblical Book of Esther. However, "One Night with the King" follows almost identically the novel "Esther" by Nathaniel Weinreb in plot, including direct quotes …

58558. Spectre

William Shatner

Spectre is a novel by William Shatner, co-written with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, based upon the television series Star Trek. The novel was released in 1998 in hardcover format. This is the first in the "Mirror Universe Saga". The story continues in Dark Victory and …

58561. The Sheep-Pig

Dick King-Smith

The Sheep-Pig, or Babe, the Gallant Pig in the U.S., is a children's novel by Dick King-Smith, first published by Gollancz in 1983 with illustrations by Mary Rayner. Set in rural England, where King-Smith spent twenty years as a farmer, it features a lone pig on a sheep farm. It …

58563. The Samurai's Garden

Gal Tsukyama

The Samurai's Garden is a 1996 novel by American author Gail Tsukiyama. Many consider it to be Tsukiyama's finest work, and an influential piece in Asian literature. The Samurai's Garden is usually included in required reading lists for high school students, and is considered to …

58575. 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 …

58578. O'Dwyer & Grady Starring in Acting Innocent

Eileen Heyes

O'Dwyer & Grady Starring in Acting Innocent is a book by Eileen Heyes.

58580. Eye on Crime

Franklin W. Dixon

Eye on Crime is the title of a Hardy Boys Digest novel, written by Franklin W. Dixon. It is the 153rd volume in the Hardy Boys series of detective/adventure books. Frank and Joe solve the mystery of some local jewelry store robberies.

58584. No Limits

Nigel D. Findley

No Limits is a book published in 1996 that was written by Nigel Findley.

58587. Rat Girl

Kristin Hersh

Rat Girl is a memoir published in 2010 by Penguin Books and written by Kristin Hersh, a guitarist, songwriter, and singer who has performed as a solo artist, and as guitarist/lead singer of the alternative rock band Throwing Muses. In the U.K., it was released with the alternate …

58594. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, …

58595. Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca is a novel by English author Daphne du Maurier. A best-seller, there were 2,829,313 copies of Rebecca sold between its publication in 1938 and 1965, and the book has never gone out of print. The novel is remembered for the character Mrs. Danvers, the fictional estate …

58596. 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 …

58597. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar …

Hampton Sides

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2014: In the last few decades of the 19th century, the world looked very different from the way it does now. Parts of the map were unfilled--chief among those spaces was the North Pole, which many believed contained warm currents that …

58598. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet …

Rick Riordan

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and …

58599. Fables Vol. 19: Snow White

Bill Willingham

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!With Castle Dark now back in the hands of the Fables, mysteries both young and old begin to challenge the residents of Fabletown. Bigsby and Stinky set off from Fabletown in Rose Red's blood-fueled sports car to track down the two abducted cubs. …

58600. Accidental Heroes: A Novel

Danielle Steel

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge in Danielle Steel’s gripping new novel—a heart-stopping thriller that engages ordinary men and women in the …



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