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.

58602. Vision Quest

Pamela F. Service

Vision Quest is a book by Pamela F. Service.

58604. God's Caliph : Religious Authority in the First …

Patricia Crone

God's Caliph : Religious Authority in the First Centuries of Islam is a book co-authored by Middle East Scholars and historiographers of early Islam Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds. The book examines how religious authority was distributed in early Islam. It argues the case …

58605. Sporting Chance

Elizabeth Moon

Sporting Chance is a science fiction novel, written by Elizabeth Moon. Published in 1994, it is the second novel in the Familias Regnant fictional universe, and the second in the Heris Serrano trilogy. It follows on the heels of Hunting Party and is followed by Winning Colors.

58606. Winning Colors

Elizabeth Moon

Winning Colors is the third novel in the space opera, military science fiction Familias Regnant fictional universe written by Elizabeth Moon; it continues the plot centered on the adventures of captain Heris Serrano and the maturation of several wealthy Families' scions, which …

58617. The Police Procedural

George N. Dove

The Police Procedural is a book written by George N. Dove.

58619. Bush on the Couch

Justin A. Frank

Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President is a 2004 book by psychoanalyst Justin A. Frank. The central premise of Frank's book is that President George W. Bush displays signs of poor mental health which makes him ill-suited to rule the United States. Frank suggests …

58620. Blood on the Forge

William Attaway

Blood on the Forge is a migration novel by the African-American writer William Attaway set in the steel valley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1919, a time when vast numbers of Black Americans moved northward. Attaway's own family was part of this population shift from …

58621. Living

Henry Green

Living is a 1929 novel by Henry Green. It is a work of sharp social satire, documenting the lives of Birmingham factory workers in the interwar boom years. It is considered a modern classic by scholars, and appears on many University syllabi. The language is notable for its …

58622. 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.

58624. All Times, All Peoples

Milton Meltzer

All Times, All Peoples is a book written by Milton Meltzer.

58625. The Seed of Evil

Barrington J. Bayley

The Seed of Evil is the second science fiction collection by Barrington J. Bayley. The book collects thirteen short stories published between 1962 and 1979, several of which are original to this volume.

58628. Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short in 1974; a 1980 opera; and a live-action …

58635. Authority and Interpretation of the Bible

Jack B. & Mckim Rogers, Donald K.

Authority and Interpretation of the Bible is a book written by Jack Bartlett Rogers and Donald K. McKim.

58636. Mary Wollstonecraft; a biography

Eleanor Flexner

Mary Wollstonecraft; a biography is a book written by Eleanor Flexner.

58643. Deadstick

Terence Faherty

Deadstick is a book written by Terence Faherty.

58649. Engaged to Murder

Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

Engaged to Murder is a book written by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel.

58653. Act of Fear

Michael Collins

Act of Fear is a book by Michael Collins.

58660. Mutant Beach

Appleton

Mutant Beach is a book published in 1992 that was written under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

58672. Mom Kills Kids and Self

Alan Saperstein

Mom Kills Kids and Self is a book by Alan Saperstein.

58673. Better Angels

Howard V. Hendrix

Better Angels is a science fiction novel by Howard V. Hendrix first published in 1999.

58678. Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story

Sharon Darby Hendry

Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story is a book written by Sharon Darby Hendry.

58681. A house is built

M. Barnard Eldershaw

A House is Built is the first novel of M. Barnard Eldershaw, the joint pseudonym of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw. It was written as a result of their seeing an advertisement for The Bulletin prize. The novel won this prize in 1928, shared with Katharine Susannah …

58685. Daniel Martin

D. A Fowles

Daniel Martin is a novel by John Fowles. It was first published in 1977 and can be taken as a Bildungsroman, following the life of the eponymous protagonist. The novel uses both first and third person voices, whilst employing a variety of literary techniques such as multiple …

58701. Byte Beautiful: Eight Science Fiction Stories

James Tiptree, Jr.

Byte Beautiful: Eight Science Fiction Stories is a 1985 short story collection by James Tiptree, Jr. All but one of the stories, "Excursion Fare", had previously also appeared in earlier short story collections by James Tiptree, Jr.

58703. The Other Face of Janus

Louise Katz

The Other Face of Janus is a 2001 young-adult novel by Louise Katz. It follows the story of Edwina Nearly who after facing a range of problems decides to get away from it all by visiting an art gallery only to fall into a painting in which laws of physics don't apply.

58705. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention is a biography of Malcolm X written by American historian Manning Marable. It won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History. Pulitzer.org described this as "an exploration of the legendary life and provocative views of one of the most significant …

58707. Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of …

58709. Temple of the Winds

Terry Goodkind

Temple of the Winds is the fourth book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth.

58710. Collected Poems

Richard Tietjen

Collected Poems: Nightmares and Visions is a collection of poems by Richard L. Tierney. It was released in 1981 by Arkham House in an edition of 1,030 copies. The book is illustrated by Jason Van Hollander. The poems had previously appeared in The Arkham Collector, Whispers, …

58712. 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 …

58713. Jewel

Brett Lowe

Jewel is a novel by Bret Lott, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection.

58716. 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.

58721. Wartime Lies

Begley

Wartime Lies is a semi-autobiographical novel by Louis Begley first published in 1991. Set in Poland during the years of the Nazi occupation, it is about two members of an upper middle class Jewish family, a young woman and her nephew, who avoid persecution as Jews by assuming …

58724. 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, …

58725. Deadfall in Berlin

R.D. Zimmerman

Deadfall in Berlin is a book written by Robert D. Zimmerman.

58732. Thunder Mountain

Barbara Siegel

Thunder Mountain is a book published in 1987 that was written by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel.

58733. The Hedge Knight

George Martin

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel is a book written by George R.R. Martin and Ben Avery.

58737. Celebrity In Death

Nora Roberts

Celebrity In Death is a book written by Nora Roberts.

58741. How to See Yourself as You Really Are

Dalai Lamla

How to See Yourself As You Really Are is book by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

58743. The Covenant

James A. Michener

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980.

58744. Haunted Mesa Louis Lamour Collection

L. Armour

The Haunted Mesa is a science fiction novel by Louis L'Amour, set in the American Southwest amidst the ruins of the Anasazi. L'Amour attempts, as in others of his works, to suggest a reasonable explanation for the phenomena attributed to The Bermuda Triangle, i.e., portals …

58746. 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.

58749. Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

Julie(Author) ; Andrews Andrews, Julie(Read by)

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 …

58755. The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Chetan

The 3 Mistakes of My Life is the third novel written by Chetan Bhagat. The book was published in May 2008 and had an initial print-run of 420,000. The novel follows the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India. This is the third best seller …

58756. Urgum and the Seat of Flames

Kjartan Poskitt

Urgum and the Seat of Flames is a book published in 2007 that was written by Kjartan Poskitt.

58757. Intelligent Thought

John Brockman

Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement is a book edited by John Brockman and published by Vintage Books. The book is a series of essays which discuss the idea that natural selection and evolution helps explain the world better than intelligent …

58759. Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation

Jerome Preisler

Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation is a book published in 1997 that was written by Jerome Preisler.

58764. The Informant

Kurt Eichwald

The Informant is a nonfiction white-collar crime book written by journalist Kurt Eichenwald and published in 2000 by Random House. It documents the mid-1990s lysine price-fixing conspiracy case and the involvement of Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre, inspiring a …

58765. Beverly of Graustark

George Barr

Beverly of Graustark is a book published in 1904 that was written by George Barr McCutcheon.

58768. 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 …

58780. The Zero

Jesse Walker

The Zero is a book by Jess Walter.

58782. Shooting Script

Gavin Lyall

Shooting Script is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1966.

58783. The Bad Place

Dean R. Koonz

The Bad Place is a novel written by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1990. It includes elements of horror, suspense, and mystery, and is presented partially as a twist on the private eye drama.

58791. The Road from Home

David Snyder

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope, earlier titled The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, is a non-fiction book written by David Kherdian, originally published in 1979. It is based on the life of the author's mother, Veron Dumehjian, who …

58792. In Pursuit of Picasso

Bruce Balan

In Pursuit of Picasso is a book published in 1998 that was written by Bruce Balan.

58793. Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a …

Bill Clinton

Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy is a 2011 non-fiction book by former United States President Bill Clinton. Praise appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the New York Journal of Books, while publications such as The Guardian …

58794. Woman Chief

Benjamin Capps

Woman Chief is a book written by Benjamin Capps.

58796. 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 …

58798. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and …

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of …

58799. 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, …

58800. World Order

Henry A. Kissinger

Walter Isaacson, Time:“Dazzling and instructive... [a] magisterial new book.”Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising …



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