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.

58603. The Black Wolf

Galad Elflandsson

The Black Wolf is a horror novel by Galad Elflandsson. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,020 copies. The novel was reprinted in paperback by Centaur Books in 1980.

58609. The Brethren

John Grisham

The Brethren is a legal thriller novel by American author John Grisham, published in 2000.

58618. Del-Del

Victor Kelleher

Del-Del is a psychological young adult novel written by Australian author Victor Kelleher and published in 1992. It deals with themes of loss and apparent demonic possession.

58619. 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 …

58620. Spice and the Devil's Cave

Agnes Danforth Hewes

Spice and the Devil's Cave is a book by Agnes Hewes that was published in 1930. This piece of historical fiction is a retroactive winner of the Newbery Honor award. The setting is Lisbon, Portugal in the late 1490s, as Vasco de Gama, Bartholomew Diaz, and Ferdinand Magellan …

58621. Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People

August Derleth

Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People is a collection of stories by authors August Derleth and Mark Schorer writing in collaboration. It was released in 1966 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,405 copies. The stories were written while the two authors shared a cabin on the …

58630. The Almanac of American Politics

Michael Barone

The Almanac of American Politics is a reference work published biennially by Columbia Books & Information Services. It aims to provide a detailed look at the politics of the United States through an approach of profiling individual leaders and areas of the country. The first …

58633. Take me where the good times are

Robert Cormier

Take Me Where the Good Times Are is a novel by Robert Cormier. First published in 1965, it is Cormier's third novel.

58637. Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged is a 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Atlas Shrugged includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains Rand's …

58640. 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.

58644. Surface Tension

James Blish

"Surface Tension" is a science fiction short story by James Blish originally published in 1952. As collected in Blish's The Seedling Stars, it was revised to incorporate material from his earlier story "Sunken Universe", published in Super Science Stories in 1942.

58650. Daddy King: An Autobiography

Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.

Daddy King is a book by Martin Luther King Jr.

58655. Ylana of Callisto

Lin Carter

Ylana of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the seventh in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in October 1977. Its working title was evidently Jungle Maid of Callisto, as announced in Locus #198, January 30, 1977; the …

58656. Lucky Man

Tony Dunbar

Lucky Man is a book written by Tony Dunbar.

58661. 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.

58665. Emperor of America

Richard Condon

Emperor of America is a novel by Richard Condon. It is a satire about an "Imperial Presidency", poking fun at Ronald Reagan.

58666. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

58668. South to a very old place

Albert Murray

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

58670. Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America

Lawrence Goodwyn

Democratic promise is a book written by Lawrence Goodwyn.

58673. Bing Crosby's Last Song

Lester Goran

Bing Crosby's Last Song is a novel by the American writer Lester Goran set in 1968 in the Oakland neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of Daly Racklin, a Pittsburgh attorney who on a spring day learns from his doctor that he has one year to live. Racklin …

58680. The Happiness of Blond People

Elif Shafak

Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is Elif Shafak's examination of national identity."You know, I never understand. How come their children are so quiet …

58681. Web Warriors

James Luceno

Web Warriors is a book published in 1995 that was written by James Luceno.

58683. 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 …

58684. Forbidden

Caroline B. Cooney

Forbidden is a 1994 mystery/romantic novel by Caroline B. Cooney, a prolific U.S. author of fiction for teenagers.

58686. Pizza Kittens

Charlotte Voake

Pizza Kittens is a children's picture book by Charlotte Voake, published in 2002. It won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Silver Award.

58697. Fireworks and Darkness

Natalie Jane Prior

Fireworks and Darkness is a 2002 young-adult novel by Natalie Jane Prior. It follows the story of Simeon Runciman who is a firework maker and former dark magician who is caught in up in murder and magic when his enemy reappears. It is followed by a companion book entitled Star …

58703. The Husband

Dean Koontz

The Husband is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 2006. Focus Features, in conjunction with Random House Films, has announced that a film adaptation has been greenlit. When the film will go into production and when it will be released are not determined …

58708. 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.

58713. Beat Generation

Jack Foley

Beat Generation is a play written by Jack Kerouac upon returning home to Florida after his seminal work On the Road had been published in 1957. Gerald Nicosia, a Kerouac biographer and family friend has said that theatre producer Leo Gavin suggested that Kerouac should write a …

58715. 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 …

58717. 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 …

58723. 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 …

58724. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

Harold Bloom~Riverhead

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

58726. Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

Julie Andrews

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years is a best-selling memoir written by Julie Andrews. It was published on April 1, 2008 by Hyperion. Home tells the story of Julie Andrews' life up until 1963, when she left England for Hollywood to shoot Mary Poppins and is intended as part one of …

58728. 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. …

58730. Someone in the Dark

August Derleth

Someone in the Dark is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1941 and was the second book published by Arkham House. 1,115 copies were printed, priced at $2.00. In Thirty Years of Arkham House, Derleth implied that this …

58731. 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 …

58737. Master and Commander

Patrick O'Brian

Master and Commander is the first historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1969 in the US and 1970 in UK. The story features Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and the naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, and is set in the Napoleonic Wars. The …

58743. The Queen is Dead

Glenn Kezer

The Queen is Dead is a book written by Glenn Kezer.

58749. Drowning Ruth

Christina Swartz

Drowning Ruth is a 2000 bestselling novel by Christina Schwarz, author of four books. It was chosen as a selection for Oprah's Book Club in September 2000. It is also being made into a movie.

58751. Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information

J. D MacDonald

Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information is a compact handbook on Australian birds published in 1973. It was authored by the originally British ornithologist James David Macdonald who moved permanently to Australia in 1968 following his retirement from a long career with the …

58752. Easter Parade

Rex Stout

"Easter Parade" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published as "The Easter Parade Murder" in the April 16, 1957, issue of Look magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection And Four to Go, published by the Viking Press in 1958.

58757. Pinheads and Patriots

Bill O'Reilly

Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama is a best-selling book of political commentary by American journalist Bill O'Reilly, published in 2010.

58758. The Tiger Rising

KateDiCamilo

The Tiger Rising is a 2001 children's book written by Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo. It is about a 12-year-old named Rob Horton who finds a caged tiger in the center of the woods near his home. The book was a National Book Award Finalist.

58759. 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 …

58761. Dawn

V. C. Andrews

Dawn was a 1990 novel started by V. C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman after her death. It is the first of five books in the Cutler series.

58762. Through the First Antarctic Night

Frederick Cook

Published by Heinemann in 1900

58781. Odd Hours

Dean Kootz

Odd Hours is the fourth novel in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. It was released on May 20, 2008.

58783. The Assassinator

David Vowell

The Assassinator is a book written by David Vowell.

58784. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a post-colonial novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and …

58785. 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.

58786. Babylon by Bus

Ray LeMoine

The true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling Yankees Suck T-Shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, where they became employed by the occupation in jobs for which they lacked qualification and witnessed much that amazed and disturbed …

58790. 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 …

58794. A Convenient Wedding (White Weddings)

Lucy Gordon

It was a grand white wedding that would make the society pages the world over—handsome British aristocrat Jarvis Larne was marrying beautiful American oil heiress Meryl Winters. But behind the lavish ceremony, their vows were a sham.Marrying for convenience had been the only way …

58796. Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong is a 1993 novel by English author Sebastian Faulks. Faulks' fourth novel, it tells of a man called Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life both before and during World War I. Birdsong is part of a trilogy of novels by Sebastian Faulks, together with The Girl …

58797. Shadows Before the Sun

Kelly Gay

The electrifying sequel to the acclaimed urban fantasies The Better Part of Darkness, The Darkest Edge of Dawn, and The Hour of Dust and Ashes!Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in …

58799. Guapa

Saleem Haddad

A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and …

58800. To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, …

Mark O'Connell

WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2018 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2017A stunning new non-fiction voice tackles an urgent question... what next for mankind?'Troubling and humorous, this is one of my current give-it-to-everyone books - I buy six copies at a time' …



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