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. Barbarian Sentiments

William Pfaff

Barbarian Sentiments is a book written by William Pfaff.

58808. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

58809. The Road to the Middle Islands

Niel Hancock

The Road to the Middle Islands is a book published in 1983 that was written by Niel Hancock.

58811. Murder Once Done

Mary Lou Bennett

Murder Once Done is a book written by Mary Lou Bennett.

58820. Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery …

Hillary Waugh

Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery Writing is a book written by Hillary Waugh.

58821. The Man Who Didn't Fly

Margot Bennett

The Man Who Didn't Fly is a book written by Margot Bennett.

58822. Herself, An Autobiographical Work

Hortense Calisher

Herself, An Autobiographical Work is a book written by Hortense Calisher.

58824. Rising

Ray Coryton Hutchinson

Rising is a novel written by R. C. Hutchinson.

58825. Hello the Boat!

Phyllis Crawford

Hello the Boat! is a children's historical novel by Phyllis Crawford. Set in 1817, it follows the journey of a store-boat down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. The novel, illustrated by Edward Laning, was first published in 1938 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in …

58826. The Codfish Musket

Agnes Danforth Hewes

The Codfish Musket is a children's historical novel by Agnes Hewes. Set in the early nineteenth century, the action ranges from Boston and Washington to the western frontier in a tale of gun theft and trading. The novel, illustrated by Armstrong Sperry was first published in …

58827. The Pageant of Chinese History

Elizabeth Seeger

Pageant of Chinese History is a children's history book by Elizabeth Seeger. Focusing on political and cultural history, it covers the history of China from mythological times to the birth of the republic in 1912. The book, illustrated by Bernard Watkins, was first published in …

58828. Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy

Mary Gould Davis

Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy is a collection of seven Italian stories retold for children by Mary Gould Davis. They include a legend about Saint Francis of Assisi and a story from the Decameron. Illustrated by Jay Van Everen, it was first published in 1931 and …

58836. A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The collection was first published in 1955. The subjects of the short stories range from baptism to serial killers to human greed and exploitation. The majority of …

58846. The Levels

Peter Benson

The Levels is a book written by Peter Benson.

58848. The Secret of Sinharat

Leigh Brackett

The Secret of Sinharat is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett set on the planet Mars, whose protagonist is Eric John Stark.

58850. The Proud Robot

Henry Kuttner

The Proud Robot is a book published in 1943 that was written by Henry Kuttner.

58851. Delusions, etc. of John Berryman

John Berryman

Delusions, etc. of John Berryman is a book written by John Berryman.

58861. Dreamer

Daniel Quinn

Dreamer is a novel written by Daniel Quinn in 1988.

58866. 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 …

58868. Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X

Myron Farber

Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X is a book written by Myron Farber.

58876. Mom Kills Kids and Self

Alan Saperstein

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

58877. A Ghost in Monte Carlo

Barbara Cartland

A Ghost in Monte Carlo is a 1951 novel by Barbara Cartland. It was later adapted as a 1990 TV movie starring Sarah Miles and Oliver Twist, with Christopher Plummer, Samantha Eggar, Lysette Anthony, Fiona Fullerton, Lewis Collins and Joanna Lumley.

58878. Operating System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

Operating System Concept Texbook, by Abraham Silberschatz and James Peterson, is a classic textbook on operating system. It is often called the Dinosaur book. The First Edition of the book had on the cover number of dinosaurs labeled with various old operating systems. The …

58879. In Lovecraft's Shadow

August Derleth

In Lovecraft's Shadow: The Cthulhu Mythos Stories of August Derleth is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1998 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 2,051 copies. The stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos and several …

58883. The end of liberalism

Theodore J. Lowi

The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States is a non-fiction book by Theodore J. Lowi and is considered a modern classic of political science. Originally published in 1969, the book was revised for a second edition in 1979 with the political developments of …

58889. An American in Italy

Herbert Kubly

An American in Italy is a book written by Herbert Kubly.

58891. Hawthorne

Henry James

Hawthorne is a book of literary criticism by Henry James published in 1879. The book was an insightful study of James' great predecessor, Nathaniel Hawthorne. James gave extended consideration to each of Hawthorne's novels and a selection of his short stories. He also reviewed …

58894. The Green Stone

Suzanne Blanc

The Green Stone is a book by Suzanne Blanc.

58901. Grab Hands and Run

Frances Temple

Grab Hands and Run is a fictional adaptation of a true story written by Frances Temple. The book is written at a fourth grade level aimed at audiences 8-10. The author is actually involved in the story as she once sheltered the refuges the book writes about.

58908. Harrigan's File

August Derleth

Harrigan's File is a collection of stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,102 copies. The book collects all of Derleth's science fiction. The stories are about newspaper reporter Tex Harrigan.

58910. The Deserter

Peadar O'Guilin

The Deserter is a book published in September 2011 that was written by Peadar Ó Guilín.

58911. 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 …

58912. Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael …

Michael Swanwick; Gardner Dozois

Being Gardner Dozois: An Interview by Michael Swanwick is a book written by Michael Swanwick.

58917. The Namesake

Jhumpa

The Namesake is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It was originally a novella published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full-length novel. It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Interpreter of …

58918. Beyond the bedroom wall

Larry Wolwode

Beyond the bedroom wall is the novel written by Larry Woiwode.

58923. The Discovery of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942–46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra, India.The Discovery of India is an honour paid to the rich cultural heritage of India, its history and its philosophy as seen …

58924. Private Guns, Public Health

David Hemenway

Private Guns, Public Health is a 2004 non-fiction book by David Hemenway, an economist who has served as Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health as well as the Director of Harvard's Injury Control Research Center. He argues that the widespread ownership …

58926. Sourcery

Terry(Author) ; Gollancz Pratchett, Victor(Author); Victor, …

Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. On the Discworld, sourcerers – wizards who are sources of magic, and thus immensely more powerful than normal wizards – were the main cause of the great mage wars that left areas of the disc …

58932. The Gold Solution

Herbert Resnicow

The Gold Solution is a book written by Herbert Resnicow.

58933. The Legend of Quito Road

Dwight Fryer

The Legend of Quito Road is an award nominated book written by Dwight Fryer.

58934. 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 …

58936. This Law of Ours and Other Essays

Muhammad Asad

This Law of Ours and Other Essays is a book written by Muhammad Asad, first published by Dar al-Andalus, Gibraltar in 1987. The book is a collection of Asad's writings, lectures and radio broadcasts—some written as far back as the 1940s—which aims to clarify some of the …

58938. The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos

Berke

The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos is the seventh collection of the comic strip series Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed. It was published in 1989. It is preceded by Tales Too Ticklish to Tell and followed by Happy Trails!. The book includes "smell-o-toons", intended to enhance …

58941. Fuzzy Ergo Sum

Wolfgang Diehr

Fuzzy Ergo Sum is a science fiction novel written during 2006-2009 by Wolfgang Diehr as a sequel to H. Beam Piper's Fuzzy trilogy: Little Fuzzy, Fuzzy Sapiens, and Fuzzies and Other People. The trilogy concerns the discovery of a primitive species of small, childlike but sapient …

58947. Global Reach

Richard Barnet

Global Reach is the book written by Richard J. Barnet and Ronald E. Muller.

58948. Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation

Wayne Swan

Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation is a book by Australian politician Wayne Swan published in 2005. Swan was the Federal Treasurer from November 2007 to June 2013.

58950. The Girl in the Belfry

Joseph Henry; Lenore Glen Offord Jackson

The Girl in the Belfry is a book written by Joseph Henry Jackson and Lenore Glen Offord.

58951. The Last Summer (of You and Me)

Ann Brashares

The Last Summer (of You and Me) is a novel by Ann Brashares. Her first novel for adults, and her first outside of her acclaimed Traveling Pants series, was released on June 6, 2007 by Riverhead Books.

58953. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Susanna

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the 2004 debut novel of British writer Susanna Clarke. An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: …

58955. 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 …

58958. The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Alexander Wetmore

The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a book published as no.155 in the zoological monograph series Bulletins of the United States National Museum. It was authored by Alexander Wetmore, with the assistance of Bradshaw H. Swales, and was published by the Smithsonian …

58966. The Jewel of Medina

Marjorie Jones

Following the ensuing battle with the Earl of Ravenstone’s forces, Meghan Douglas tends to the wounds of her father’s men, the Laird of Clan Douglas. Among the fallen, she finds a sorely wounded English knight. Though he is an enemy, Meghan takes pity on the handsome, burly …

58969. If Rock & Roll Were a Machine

Terry Davis

If Rock & Roll Were a Machine is a young adult novel written by Terry Davis. It was first published in 1993 and was re-released in a new edition in March 2003. Despite its title, it has little to do with machines and less to do with rock and roll: it primarily focuses on the …

58979. A Will to Survive

Franklin W. Dixon

A Will to Survive is the 156th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. The book was first published by Pocket Books in 1999, and reprinted by Scholastic in 2004.

58980. 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.

58982. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique

Renzo Gracie

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique is a book first published in 2001, co-authored by Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro and John Danaher and illustrated by Ricardo Azoury. It was written on the request of Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nayan, creator of the ADCC. The …

58985. The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System

Joanna Cole

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System is the fourth book in Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan's The Magic School Bus series. The book depicts arguably the most well-known adventure of the series and introduces the character of Janet.

58989. The Richest Man in Babylon

George S.

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in …

58990. Flashforward

Robert J. Sawyer

Flashforward is a science fiction novel by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer first published in 1999. The novel is set in 2009. At CERN, the Large Hadron Collider accelerator is performing a run to search for the Higgs boson. The experiment has a unique side effect; the entire …

58991. 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 …

58992. 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 …

58994. What a Week Omnibus Books 1-3

Rosie Rushton

What a Week Omnibus Books 1-3 is a book, which contains first three parts of What a Week series by Rosie Rushton: What a Week to Fall in Love, What a Week to Make it Big and What a Week to Break Free. It was published by Piccadilly Press Ltd. in 2005.

58995. Bennetts Gold

James Patterson

Police officers shot Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. …

58997. The Invisible Intruder

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Invisible Intruder is the 46th volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1969 under Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

58998. Into the Still Blue

Veronica Rossi

The race for survival comes to a thrilling close in the earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's New York Times bestselling Under the Never Sky trilogy.Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the …

58999. NYPD Red 3

James Patterson

In James Patterson's sensational mystery, NYPD Red discovers a chilling conspiracy that terrifies the city's most powerful.NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner …

59000. Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern …

Simon Winchester

Best-selling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and …



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