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.

58802. Through the Wheat

Thomas Boyd

Through the Wheat was the first book published by Thomas Alexander Boyd, about the experiences of a young American Marine during World War I.

58805. Doctor Dolittle's Caravan

Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle's Caravan is a novel written by Hugh Lofting and published in 1926 by Frederick A. Stokes. It deals with the titular character's bird opera, centering around a female green canary named Pippinella. It is one of many books Hugh Lofting authored about Doctor John …

58813. The Blind Spot

Austin Hall

The Blind Spot is a science fiction novel by authors Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Argosy beginning in May 1921. It was first published in book form in 1951 by Prime Press in an edition of 1,500 copies, though …

58815. The Festival of San Joaquin

Zee Edgell

The Festival of San Joaquin is a 1997 novel and the third from Belizean-American Zee Edgell. In a change from her first two novels, Beka Lamb and In Times Like These, the story is set in the village of San Joaquin, Corozal District.

58817. If All the Seas Were One Sea

Janina Domanska

If All the Seas Were One Sea is a book by Janina Domanska.

58818. The Lost Father

Marina Warner

The Lost Father is a novel written by Marina Warner.

58819. The black prince and other stories

Shirley Ann Grau

The black prince and other stories is a book written by Shirley Ann Grau.

58824. The Dark Haired Girl

Philip K. Dick

The Dark Haired Girl is a collection of essays, poems and letters by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Mark V. Ziesing in 1989. Ziesing considers this the necessary companion volume to the complete collected works of the author. The letters, in particular, provide …

58825. The Paying Guest

George Gissing

The Paying Guest is a satirical novella by George Gissing, first published in 1895 by Cassell, as part of their Pocket Library series. It recounts the experiences of the Mumfords, a middle-class family who invite a "paying guest" into their home to supplement their income. …

58827. The Baby Squad

Andrew Neiderman

The Baby Squad is a dystopian thriller by Andrew Neiderman first published in 2003. Set in the United States in the not-too-distant future, the novel envisages a future American society where giving birth to children is illegal and where only few women are biologically able to …

58838. The Bait

Dorothy Uhnak

The Bait is a book by Dorothy Uhnak.

58844. The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer." It won the Pulitzer …

58858. Dreamer

Daniel Quinn

Dreamer is a novel written by Daniel Quinn in 1988.

58860. Running on Empty

Franklin W. Dixon

Running on Empty is the 36th young adult novel in the long running and successful Hardy Boys casebook series for boys written by Franklin W. Dixon. It was first published by Simon Pulse in 1990. In it The Hardy Boys investigate the disappearance of their friend, Chet Morton, and …

58865. The Straight Man

Roger L. Simon

The Straight Man is a book written by Roger L. Simon.

58868. One for the Road

Harold Pinter

One for the Road is an overtly-political one-act play by Harold Pinter, which premiered at Lyric Studio, Hammersmith, in London, on 13 March 1984, and was first published by Methuen in 1984.

58870. 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.

58872. Wild times

Brian Garfield

Wild times is a book written by Brian Garfield.

58873. Autobiography of Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling …

58874. 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 …

58876. The Paranormal Puppet Show

Justin Richards

The Paranormal Puppet Show is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

58878. Visions of the Universe

Isaac Asimov

Visions of the Universe is a book written by Kazuaki Iwasaki and Isaac Asimov in 1981.

58885. Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft II

H. P. Lovecraft

Selected Letters II, 1925-1929 is a collection of letters by H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1968 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,482 copies. It is the second of a five volume series of collections of Lovecraft's letters and includes a preface by August Derleth and Donald …

58888. Double Jeopardy

Fletcher Pratt

Double Jeopardy is a science fiction novel by Fletcher Pratt. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1952, and reprinted as a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club in 1953. The first paperback edition was issued in digest form by Galaxy Publishing Corporation …

58893. Forbidden

Caroline B. Cooney

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

58894. An American Doctor's Odyssey: Adventures in …

Victor Heiser

An American Doctor's Odyssey: Adventures in Forty-Five Countries is a book written by Victor Heiser.

58901. Anxious Nation

David Walker

Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia 1850-1939, written by David Walker, has been described as a "landmark" analysis of the history of Australian perceptions of Asian people and their cultures. It was first published by the University of Queensland Press in 1999 and …

58902. The Bridge of Light

A. Hyatt Verrill

The Bridge of Light is a science fiction novel by author A. Hyatt Verrill. It was originally published in the Fall 1929 edition of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories Quarterly. It was subsequently republished in book form in 1950 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 2,556 copies. In …

58905. High Windows

Philip Larkin

High Windows is a collection of poems by English poet Philip Larkin, and was published in 1974 by Faber and Faber Limited. The readily available paperback version was first published in Britain in 1979. The collection is the last publication of new poetry by Larkin before his …

58908. Dragonstar Destiny

Bischoff

Dragonstar Destiny is a book published in 1989 that was written by Thomas F. Monteleone and David Bischoff.

58910. 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 …

58911. The Scarecrow

Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow is a 2009 novel written by award-winning American author Michael Connelly. It was Connelly's 21st book and the second featuring as the main character Jack McEvoy, a reporter now living in Los Angeles, and FBI agent Rachel Walling. As a result, the novel is a sequel …

58913. Pagan Babies

Elmore Leonard

Pagan Babies is a 2000 crime novel written by Elmore Leonard.

58916. Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia

Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley

Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia is a 1988 autobiographical crime book written by Joseph D. Pistone about his story as an FBI agent going undercover and infiltrating the Mafia. In 1997, the book was made into a feature film titled Donnie Brasco, starring Johnny …

58919. Woodrow Wilson: the academic years

Henry W. Bragdon

Woodrow Wilson: the academic years is a book written by Henry W. Bragdon.

58921. The god child

Paul Sayer

The God Child is a crime novel by English author Paul Sayer published in 1996.

58924. The Price of Salt

Patricia Briggs

The Price of Salt is a 1952 romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, first published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author – known as a suspense writer based on her one earlier novel, Strangers on a Train – used a pseudonym due to the story's lesbian content. Its relatively …

58926. A Little Green Book of Monster Stories

Joe R. Lansdale

A Little Green Book of Monster Stories is a collection of short stories written by American author Joe R. Lansdale, published by Borderlands Press as part of their "Little Book" series. It was limited to five hundred copies. It contained the following stories, and possibly one …

58929. Wolfcry

Amelia

Wolfcry is the fourth installment of the Kiesha'ra Series by American author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The book is narrated by Oliza Shardae Cobriana, a fictional character who is the daughter of Zane Cobriana, a cobra shapeshifter, and Danica Shardae, a hawk shapeshifter. She …

58933. Thunder Mountain

Barbara Siegel

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

58934. Space Lawyer

Nat Schachner

Space Lawyer is a science fiction novel by Nat Schachner. It was released in 1953 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4,000 copies. The novel is a fix-up from two short stories, "Old Fireball" and "Jurisdiction", both of which had originally appeared in the magazine Astounding.

58937. 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.

58939. The Last Patriot

Brad Thor

The Last Patriot is a thriller written by American novelist Brad Thor. It tells the story of counter-terrorism agent Scot Harvath's attempts to uncover a revelation that could damage the standing of radical Islam. In the book's plot, the Islamic prophet Mohammed is depicted as …

58948. The Twenty-One Balloons

William Pène du Bois

The Twenty-One Balloons is a novel by William Pène du Bois, published in 1947 by the Viking Press and awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1948. The story is about a retired schoolteacher whose ill-fated balloon trip leads him to discover …

58949. The Wish

Gail Carson

The Wish is a 2000 children's novel by Gail Carson Levine, the Newbery Honor winning author of Ella Enchanted. The novel tells the story of Wilma, who wishes to be the most popular girl at her school, Claverford, forgetting that she will graduate in three weeks and move to a new …

58953. Canoeing with the Cree

Eric(Author) ; Bancroft Sevareid, Ann(Foreword by)

Canoeing with the Cree is a 1935 book by Eric Sevareid recounting a canoe trip by Sevareid and his friend Walter Port. During the 1930 trip, sponsored by the Minneapolis Star, Sevareid and Port canoed more than 2,250 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota to York Factory on the …

58954. The Callahan Cousins #3

Elizabeth Doyle Carey

The Callahan Cousins #3 is a book published in 2006 that was written by Elizabeth Doyle Carey.

58956. The Last Cannoli

Camille Cusumano

The Last Cannoli, published by Legas, is a novel by American author Camille Cusumano. Inspired by Cusumano's experience as a descendant of Sicilian immigrants, the book is an intimate and at times sorrowful look at a family caught between the glories of the "old country", and …

58957. Chaos: Making a New Science

James Gleick

Chaos: Making a New Science is a debut non-fiction book by James Gleick that initially introduced the principles and early development of the chaos theory to the public. It was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1987, and was shortlisted for the …

58961. The Celestine Prophecy

James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield, that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern Traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual …

58962. Guilty Wives

James Patterson

No husbands allowed Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: …

58963. Circus of the Damned

Laurell K. Hamilton

Circus of the Damned is third book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

58967. Wieland

Brown Chas Brockden

Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale, usually simply called Wieland, is the first major work by Charles Brockden Brown. First published in 1798, it distinguishes the true beginning of his career as a writer. Wieland is the first – and most famous – American Gothic …

58968. The Coral Island

Ballandyne Robert

The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only …

58970. The Big Four

Agatha

The Big Four is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by William Collins & Sons on 27 January 1927 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. It features Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings, and Inspector Japp. The UK …

58977. Comet

Carl (1934-1996). Druyan Sagan, Ann (1949-)

Comet is a popular-science book by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. The authors describe the scientific nature of comets, as well as their varying roles and perceptions throughout history. The evolution of human understanding of comets is also detailed, and thinkers and astronomers …

58979. Cat Showdown

Cathy East Dubowski

Cat Showdown is a book published in 1998 that was written by Don Cadette and Cathy East Dubowski.

58981. Growing Up X

Ilyasah Shabazz

Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X is a 2002 book by Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Shabazz wrote the book with Kim McLarin. In Growing Up X, Shabazz writes about what it was like to grow up in the shadow of her father, a …

58991. Inner loops : a sourcebook for fast 32-bit software …

Rick Booth

Inner loops: a sourcebook for fast 32-bit software development is a book written by Rick Booth.

58993. Meadowsweet

Baroness Emma Orczy

Written by Baroness Orczy, the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Meadowsweet was first published in 1912.

58995. The Land I Lost

Quang Nhuong Huynh

The Land I Lost is an autobiographical book that centers on the life of the author, Quang Nhuong Huynh. The book was first published by Harper & Row in 1982, and was illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai. Huynh's second book, Water Buffalo Days, used multiple passages originally …

58996. Death of a Dissident

Alexander Litvinenko

Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB is a book written by Alexander Goldfarb and Marina Litvinenko about the life and death of her husband, former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned by the radioactive element …

58997. The Nature of Truth

Sergio Troncoso

(A revised and updated edition is available in paperback.)A graduate student at Yale, Helmut Sanchez discovers an ugly truth about his boss, a world-renowned German professor. In a letter written more than fifty years ago, Professor Werner Hopfgartner absolved Austria of any …

58999. Fables Vol. 20: Camelot

Bill Willingham

Rose Red finally and formally takes on the mantle of Paladin of Hope to heroically rally the Fables in the tragic aftermath of "Snow White." A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred quest to reassemble the shattered pieces of …

59000. The Priory of the Orange Tree

Samantha Shannon

'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist 'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst 'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy An enthralling, epic fantasy …



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