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.

58601. Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany

Babel-17 is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Samuel R. Delany in which the Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis plays an important part. It was joint winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1966 and was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967. Delany hoped …

58606. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes is a 2005 book by Bill Watterson.

58615. Fanny Hill

John Cleland

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in 1748. Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London, it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the …

58618. Concepts in Programming Languages

John C. Mitchell

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

58619. Have You Seen Tom Thumb?

Mabel Leigh Hunt

Have You Seen Tom Thumb? is a biography of General Tom Thumb written for children by Mabel Leigh Hunt. It tells the story of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a charming and humorous dwarf who traveled all over the world with the showman P. T. Barnum. The book, illustrated by Fritz …

58620. The Star in the Pail

David McCord

The Star in the Pail is the 1975 collection of poems by David McCord.

58622. 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 …

58624. Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites is a book published in 1992 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

58626. My Tired Father

Gellu Naum

Original Romanian edition: "Tatăl meu obosit" (1972).

58628. The Beast Reawakens

Martin A. Lee

The Beast Reawakens is a book by investigative journalist Martin A. Lee. It tells the story of old-guard fascists' strategy for survival and the revival of fascism since 1944. Special attention is given to ODESSA actions during the Cold War, international fascist networks, and …

58652. The Junkyard Dog

Robert Campbell

The Junkyard Dog is a book written by Robert Campbell.

58657. Paris Journal, 1944-1965

Janet Flanner

Paris Journal, 1944-1965 is a book written by Janet Flanner.

58658. Amaze Your Friends

Peter Doyle

Amaze Your Friends is a 1998 Ned Kelly Award-winning novel by Australian author Peter Doyle.

58659. The day before sunrise

Thomas Wiseman

April 1945 — the last act of the war… The Allied stranglehold on Berlin is tightening by the day, as the escape corridor to the Bavarian Alps and the Swiss border is narrowing. In the maze of ruins that Berlin has become, a man of appalling ingenuity, with a ruthless sense of …

58661. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

The Transformations of Man is a book written by Lewis Mumford.

58666. 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 …

58671. The Awakening

Gary Wassner

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

58673. The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Bostons Racial …

DickLehr

The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Bostons Racial Divide is a book written by Dick Lehr.

58674. South to a very old place

Albert Murray

South to a very old place is a book written by Albert Murray.

58677. Sin

F. Sionil José

Sin: A Novel, also known as Sins, is a 1973 politico-historical novel written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil José. This particular work of literature features the History of the Philippines, for the most part spanning the twentieth century, through the eyes of the …

58679. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

John Theydon

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a book published in 1967 that was written by John W. Jennison.

58680. The Witch's Eye

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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

58681. 21st Century Game Design

Chris Bateman

21st Century Game Design is a book by Chris Bateman and Richard Boon. This book is part of the Game Development Series. It was first published by Charles River Media on August 29, 2005. The main innovation of the book is the focus on demographic game design through the use of a …

58684. Enchanted Boy

Richie McMullen

Enchanted Boy is the 1989 autobiographical novel by Richie McMullen, telling of his childhood, growing up in post-war working class Catholic Liverpool and aims to "contribute to the growing knowledge of child abuse". It is a subjective account of the author’s life from age five …

58700. 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.

58707. Passion play

Sarah Ruhl

Passion play is a play by Sarah Ruhl.

58708. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox

J. M. Burns

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox is a book by James MacGregor Burns.

58709. The Broken-Hearted Detective

Milton Bass

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

58710. Sunset and Santiago

Gloria White

Sunset and Santiago is a book written by Gloria White.

58711. Seeker After Truth

Idries Shah

Seeker After Truth: A Handbook was written by Idries Shah, one of the foremost writers on Sufism. It was first published by Octagon Press in 1982. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a complete course that could fulfil the function he had fulfilled while …

58713. Nightmare Abbey

Thomas Love Peacock

Nightmare Abbey was the third of Thomas Love Peacock's novels to be published. It was written in late March and June 1818, and published in London in November of the same year by T. Hookham Jr of Old Bond Street and Baldwin, Craddock & Joy of Paternoster Row. The novel was …

58718. Santa Claus Bank Robbery

A. Greene

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

58722. 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.

58723. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

Stephen King (Author) Phil Hale (Author)

The Drawing of the Three is the second book in The Dark Tower series of novels written by Stephen King and published by Grant in 1987. The series was inspired by Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came by Robert Browning. The story is a continuation of The Gunslinger and follows …

58725. A Pocket Full of Rye

Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 9 November 1953, and in the US by Dodd, Mead & co. the following year. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and sixpence and the US edition …

58727. Midtown North

Christopher Newman

Midtown North is a book written by Christopher Newman.

58734. The Fall of Blood Mountain

Joe Dever

The Fall of Blood Mountain is the twenty-sixth book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

58735. Poems for Midnight

Donald Wandrei

Poems for Midnight is an illustrated collection of poems by Donald Wandrei. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 742 copies. The collection also contains four pen and ink drawings by the author's brother, Howard Wandrei

58736. Before…12:01…and After

Richard A. Lupoff

Before…12:01…and After is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror stories by author Richard A. Lupoff. It was released in 1996 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 2,100 copies of which 100 were signed by the author and the artist. Many of the stories …

58739. About Time

Paul Davis

About Time is the second book written by Paul Davies, regarding the subject of time. The intended audience is the general public, rather than science academics. About Time explores selected mysteries of spacetime, following on from Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, which …

58740. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the …

James Watson

The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA is an autobiographical account of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA written by James D. Watson and published in 1968. In 1998, the Modern Library placed The Double Helix at number 7 …

58741. 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.

58742. 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 …

58747. 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.

58750. The Secret Warriors

W.E.B. Griffen

The Secret Warriors is a book published in 1985 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

58751. In Vivo

Mildred Savage

In Vivo is a novel by Mildred Savage. The novel was originally published in hardback by Simon & Schuster in 1964.

58756. 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 …

58758. Assassin

Myers Anna

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

58760. 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 …

58766. Through the First Antarctic Night

Frederick Cook

Published by Heinemann in 1900

58768. Angel Rock

Katrina Parker Williams

Angel Rock is a crime novel by Darren Williams, first published in 2002.

58780. World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War

Christie Golden

World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War is a book published in 2010 that was written by Christie Golden, Jeff Grubb and Aaron S. Rosenberg.

58781. The Assassinator

David Vowell

The Assassinator is a book written by David Vowell.

58782. Here Lies the Body

Ridley Scott

Here Lies the Body is a book by Scott Corbett.

58783. 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.

58784. No Limits

Nigel D. Findley

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

58791. Interpretation of Schizophrenia

Silvano Arieti

Interpretation of Schizophrenia is a book by Italy-born American psychiatrist Silvano Arieti that sets forth demonstrative evidence of a psychological etiology for schizophrenia. Arieti expanded the book vastly in 1974 and that edition won the U.S. National Book Award in the …

58793. Silver Birch, Blood Moon

Ellen Keener

Silver Birch, Blood Moon is an anthology of fantasy stories edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow. It is one of a series of anthologies edited by the pair centered on re-told fairy tales. It was published by Avon Books in May 1999. The anthology contains, among several other …

58795. The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants is a children's novel series by American author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The series revolves around two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, living in Piqua, Ohio, and Captain Underpants, an aptly named superhero from one of the boys' homemade …

58797. 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, …

58798. Fables Vol. 21: Happily Ever After

Bill Willingham

In the aftermath of Bigby Wolf’s destruction, a shift in the Fables’ underlying power structure threatens to split their community into two warring factions - one led by Snow White, the other by her sister Rose Red. Accelerating this process are the machinations of an …

58799. 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 …

58800. 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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