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.

58801. The Mystery of Georges Simenon

Fenton S. Bresler

The Mystery of Georges Simenon is a book written by Fenton S. Bresler.

58807. 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.

58812. Commander Toad and the Voyage Home

Jane Yolen

Commander Toad and the Voyage Home is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jane Yolen.

58815. The Raymond Chandler Omnibus

Raymond Chandler

The Raymond Chandler Omnibus collects the novels The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window, and The Lady in the Lake.

58818. A Remembrance for Kedrigern

John Morressy

A Remembrance for Kedrigern is a book published in 1990 that was written by John Morressy.

58823. Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the American Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, …

58824. Cedric the Forester

Bernard Marshall

Cedric the Forester is a children's historical novel by Bernard Marshall. It was published in 1921 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1922.

58825. Birthdays of Freedom

Genevieve Foster

Birthdays of Freedom is a children's history book written and illustrated by Genevieve Foster. The book was originally published in two volumes, Book One being first published in 1952, Book Two in 1957. Book One was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1953. The combined book has been …

58826. Boy of the South Seas

Eunice Tietjens

Boy of the South Seas is a children's novel by Eunice Tietjens. It tells the story of Teiki of the Marquesas Islands who, after accidentally stowing away on a visiting ship, makes a new life on the island of Moorea. The book is illustrated by Myrtle Sheldon. It was first …

58827. Men of Athens

Olivia Coolidge

Men of Athens is a 1962 Young-adult historical fiction book by author Olivia Coolidge. It consists of short stories about the men who lived during the Golden Age of Greece. Men of Athens won the Newbery Medal and the Horn Book Fanfare award.

58828. The Christmas Anna Angel

Ruth Sawyer

The Christmas Anna Angel is a book written by Ruth Sawyer and illustrated by Kate Seredy.

58833. One Clear Call

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

One Clear Call is the ninth novel in Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. First published in 1948, the story covers the period from 1943 to 1944.

58834. The Damagers

Donald Hamilton

The Damagers, published in 1993, is a spy novel by Donald Hamilton, and the twenty-seventh volume of the adventures of government assassin Matt Helm. Hamilton had launched the series in 1960 with Death of a Citizen and this novel is a sequel to the second Helm book, The Wrecking …

58835. The Mysterious Stranger

Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger is the final novel attempted by the American author Mark Twain. He worked on it periodically from 1897 through 1908. The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the "damned human race". Twain wrote …

58840. Jack's Return Home

Ted Lewis

Jack's Return Home is a 1970 novel by British writer Ted Lewis. An uncompromising novel of a brutal half-world of pool halls, massage parlours and teenage pornography, it was memorably brought to life in the cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter. The novel …

58841. Database System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

Database System Concepts, by Abraham Silberschatz and Hank Korth, is a classic textbook on database system. It is often called the sailboat book. The First Edition of the book had on the cover number of sailboats labeled with various database models. The boats are sailing from a …

58852. Paradise Lost

John Milton

Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. The first version, published in 1667, consisted of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, arranged into twelve books with minor revisions …

58860. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

58864. Queen Sheba's Ring

H. Rider Haggard

Queen Sheba's Ring is a 1910 adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard set in central Africa. It resembles the author's earlier works King Solomon's Mines and She, featuring plotting priests, beautiful women, and daring British adventurers.

58865. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

58868. Duel Identity

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force.

58869. The Forbidden City

Ian Page

The Forbidden City is the second book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, for whom the first book is named, a young Wizard trained by the enigmatic Shianti to stop …

58874. The Quartz Massacre

Rebecca Levene

The Quartz Massacre is a book published in 2005 that was written by Rebecca Levene.

58875. A First Course in Database Systems

Jeffrey Ullman

A First Course in Database Systems is a book written by Jeffrey Ullman and Jennifer Widom.

58877. Guided Tour

Gordon R. Dickson

Guided Tour is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Tor Books in 1988. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, Astounding, Planet Stories, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Future, …

58882. Patronage

Maria Edgeworth

Patronage is a four volume fictional work by Anglo-Irish writer Maria Edgeworth and published in 1814. It is one of her later books, after such successes as Castle Rackrent, Belinda, Leonora and The Absentee in 1812, to name a few. The novel is a long and ambitious one which she …

58884. An Economic Theory of Democracy

Anthony Arblaster

An Economic Theory of Democracy is a political science treatise written by Anthony Downs, published in 1957. The book set forth a model with precise conditions under which economic theory could be applied to non-market political decision-making. It also suggested areas of …

58885. 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 …

58888. Curious George Goes to the Hospital

H.A. and Margret Rey

Curious George Goes to the Hospital is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1966. It is the seventh and final book in the original Curious George series, and tells the story of George's experiences in a …

58891. The Future in America: A Search After Realities

H. G. Wells

The Future in America: A Search After Realities is a 1906 travel essay by H. G. Wells recounting his impressions from the first of half a dozen visits he would make to the United States. The book consists of fifteen chapters and a concluding "envoy". Wells describes the United …

58894. High Time to Kill

David Michael de Reuda Winser

High Time to Kill, published in 1999, is the fourth novel by Raymond Benson featuring Ian Fleming’s secret agent, James Bond. This is the first James Bond novel copyrighted by Ian Fleming Publications. It was published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the …

58896. The Old Man Who Does As He Pleases: Selections From …

Lu Yu

The Old Man Who Does As He Pleases: Selections From The Poetry and Prose of Lu Yu is a collection of works written by Lu Yu colleted and translated by Burton Watson.

58902. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox

J. M. Burns

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

58903. The abyss of time, changing conceptions of the …

Claude C. Albritton

The abyss of time, changing conceptions of the earth's antiquity after the sixteenth century is a book by Claude C. Albritton.

58905. Family of Spies

Pete Earley

Family of Spies is a book written by Pete Earley.

58909. A Little Girl is Dead

Harry Golden

A Little Girl is Dead is a book written by Harry Golden.

58910. The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go is a young-adult novel by Patrick Ness, published by Walker Books in May 2008. It inaugurated the Chaos Walking series, was celebrated by critics, and won annual awards including the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Award, and the James …

58914. Animal's People

Indra

Animal's People is a novel by Indra Sinha. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize and is the Winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best Book From Europe & South Asia. Sinha's narrator is a 19-year-old orphan of Khaufpur, born a few days before the 1984 …

58916. The Spy Who Sat and Waited

Robert Wright Campbell

The Spy Who Sat and Waited is a novel written by Robert Wright Campbell.

58917. Stoneheart

Cher

Stoneheart is a children's novel by Charlie Fletcher, published in 2006. It is part of the Stoneheart Trilogy. Stoneheart is followed by "Ironhand", which is itself followed by "Silvertongue". It is a story about two children, George and Edie, as they struggle to repair the …

58924. Pride and Prejudice (Classics)

Jane Austen

No home library is complete without the classics! Pride and Prejudice is a keepsake to be read and treasured.First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all-time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere …

58926. Wild Law

Cormac Cullinan

Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice is a book by Cormac Cullinan that proposes recognizing natural communities and ecosystems as legal persons with legal rights. The book explains the concept of wild law, that is, human laws that are consistent with earth jurisprudence. …

58928. 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.

58929. The Getting of Wisdom

Henry Handel Richardson

The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. It was first published in 1910, and has almost always been in print ever since.

58930. Aristotle and the Gun and Other Stories

L. Sprague de Camp

Aristotle and the Gun and Other Stories is a 2002 collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, published in hardcover by the Gale Group as part of its Five Star Speculative Fiction Series. The book contains short works of fiction by the …

58932. Legacy

James A. Michener

Legacy is a novel by American author James A. Michener. Set during the Iran–Contra affair of the 1980s, the story follows Major Norman Starr, who is called to testify in front of a congressional committee to account for his involvement in covert military actions. The novel is …

58933. 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 …

58937. Sixty Years of Arkham House

S. T. Joshi

Sixty Years of Arkham House is a bibliography of books published from 1939 to 1999 under the imprints of Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran and Stanton & Lee. It was released in 1999 by Arkham House in an edition of approximately 3,500 copies. The book updates Thirty Years of …

58939. The god child

Paul Sayer

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

58940. 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 …

58941. 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, …

58942. Lost Lansdale Series

Joe R. Lansdale

The Lost Lansdale Series is a series of four books by Joe R. Lansdale. None of the books in the Lost Lansdale series will ever be re-issued in any form including paperback. All have long since sold out.

58944. Photoshop CS2 Bible

Deke McClelland

Photoshop CS2 Bible is a book written by Deke McClelland, Robert C. Fuller, with Laurie Ulrich Fuller.

58945. Sailing the Dream

Mike Perham

'Sailing the Dream - The amazing story of the youngest person to sail around the World single-handed' is a memoir written by Mike Perham. The book tells the author's 9 months sailing voyage which took him around the World and through numerous technical and natural challenges.

58946. 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 …

58950. So Far from the Bamboo Grove

Yoko Kawashima Watkins

So Far from the Bamboo Grove is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Yoko Kawashima Watkins, a Japanese American writer. It was originally published by Beech Tree in April 1986. Watkins was awarded the Literary Lights for Children Award by Associates of the Boston Public …

58953. Morning's Gone

Jon Cleary

Morning's Gone is a 2006 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary about Matt Durban, an Australian Labor Party politician who is challenging for his party's leadership. Cleary originally wanted to write a purely political novel but then developed the character of Carmel, Duban's …

58963. The Garden of Madness

David Tant

The Garden of Madness is a book published in 1985 that was written by David Tant.

58964. 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 …

58966. The Secret Warriors

W.E.B. Griffen

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

58967. The Confession

John Grisham

The Confession is a 2010 legal thriller novel by John Grisham, his second novel to be published in 2010. The novel is about the murder of a high school cheerleader and how an innocent man is arrested for it. This was Grisham's first novel to be released simultaneously in digital …

58971. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

R. Rhodes

The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a contemporary history book written by the American journalist and historian Richard Rhodes, first published by Simon and Schuster in 1987. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and a National …

58975. O Street

Corrina Wycoff

O Street is a 2007 short story collection written by Corrina Wycoff. It is the second book published by OV Books, and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction in 2007.

58980. 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 …

58983. Before I Die

Jenny Downey

Before I Die is a young adult novel written by Jenny Downham, first published by David Fickling Books in 2007. The novel follows the shortly ending life of Tessa, from her perspective.

58986. 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 …

58990. The Zero

Jesse Walker

The Zero is a book by Jess Walter.

58996. How Music Works

David Byrne

Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: It's no surprise that David Byrne knows his music. As the creative force behind Talking Heads and many solo and collaborative ventures, he's been writing, playing, and recording music for decades. What is surprising is how well his …

58997. 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 …

58998. The Tortilla Curtain

T. Coraghessan Boyle

The Tortilla Curtain is a novel by U.S. author T.C. Boyle about middle-class values, illegal immigration, xenophobia, poverty, and environmental destruction. In 1997 it was awarded the French Prix Médicis Étranger prize for best foreign novel.

58999. Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland

Bill Willingham

Q&A with author Bill Willingham Q. Bill, the popularity of Fables hasn’t waned since its debut in 2002. What do you think is the greatest appeal of the title? A. Bill Willingham: I think a couple of things. Fables draws on folklore, which by definition is stories that …

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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