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.

58803. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes is a 2005 book by Bill Watterson.

58804. School of Wizardry

Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

School of Wizardry is a book published in 1990 that was written by James D. Macdonald and Debra Doyle.

58811. 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. Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery …

Hillary Waugh

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

58817. A Remembrance for Kedrigern

John Morressy

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

58818. 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 …

58819. Magic Maize

Mary Buff

Magic Maize is a short children's novel written and illustrated by Mary and Conrad Buff. Set in contemporary Guatemala, it describes the life and adventures of a boy from a traditional Mayan Indian family. First published in 1953, it was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1954.

58820. Wings

Adrienne Richard

Wings is the book by Adrienne Richard.

58827. Meaning and Necessity

Rudolf Carnap

Meaning and Necessity is a 1947 book about logic by Rudolf Carnap.

58828. 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.

58830. The Far Islands and Other Tales of Fantasy

John Buchan

The Far Islands and Other Tales of Fantasy is a collection of fantasy short stories by John Buchan and edited by John Bell. It was first published in 1984 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher in an edition of 1,100 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Blackwood's, …

58834. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He …

58840. One hundred years of homosexuality

David M. Halperin

One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: and other essays on Greek love is a 1990 book about homosexuality in ancient Greece by classicist David M. Halperin. The work has been praised by several scholars, but criticized by others.

58841. 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 …

58842. Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld

Susan Greenwood

Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld: An Anthropology is an anthropological study of contemporary Pagan and ceremonial magic groups that practiced magic in London, England during the 1990s. It was written by English anthropologist Susan Greenwood based upon her doctoral research …

58852. The Case of the Nana-napper

Laura J. Burns

The Case of the Nana-napper is a book by Laura J. Burns.

58857. 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.

58858. Big Town

Doug J. Swanson

Big Town is a book written by Doug J. Swanson.

58860. Unveiling Claudia

Daniel Keyes

Unveiling Claudia is a book written by Daniel Keyes.

58861. Vintage PKD

Philip K. Dick

Vintage PKD is a collection of science fiction stories, novel excerpts and non-fiction by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Vintage Books in 2006.

58864. Equality

Edward Bellamy

Equality is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, and the sequel to Looking Backward: 2000–1887. It was first published in 1897. The book contains a minimal amount of plot; Bellamy primarily used Equality to expand on the theories he first explored in Looking Backward. The text is …

58866. The Discovery of Global Warming

Spencer R. Weart

The Discovery of Global Warming is a book by the physicist and historian Spencer R. Weart published in 2003; revised and updated edition, 2008. It traces the history of scientific discoveries that led to the current scientific opinion on climate change. It has been translated …

58867. By Frequent Anguish

S.F.X. Dean

By Frequent Anguish is a book written by S.F.X. Dean.

58868. 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.

58870. 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 …

58872. Planet of Fear

Patrick Moore

Planet of Fear is a book published in 1977 that was written by Patrick Moore.

58875. A Walk on the Wild Side

Nelson Algren

A Walk on the Wild Side is a 1956 novel by Nelson Algren, most often quoted as the source for Algren's "three rules of life": "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." Algren …

58876. 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 …

58896. Eye Against Eye

Forrest Gander

Eye Against Eye is a book of poetry by the American poet Forrest Gander. It includes ten photographs by Sally Mann, for which Gander has written accompaniment pieces. It is divided into sections, and includes the following:

58900. Top Ten Dickens Stories

Valerie Wilding

Top Ten Dickens Stories is a book published in 2000 that was written by Valerie Wilding.

58902. 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 …

58903. Powers That Be

Anne & Eliz. McCaffrey & Scarborough

Powers That Be is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

58904. Sunset and Santiago

Gloria White

Sunset and Santiago is a book written by Gloria White.

58907. 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 …

58908. Beyond the bedroom wall

Larry Wolwode

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

58911. The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist …

58914. Sironia, Texas

Madison Cooper

Sironia, Texas is a novel by American author Madison Cooper that describes life in the fictional town of Sironia, Texas, in the early 20th century. The book won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award. Sironia is widely thought to be a thinly disguised version of his hometown of …

58919. Home Is the Hunter

Dana Kramer-Rolls

Home Is the Hunter is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Dana Kramer-Rolls.

58920. The Legend of Quito Road

Dwight Fryer

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

58922. 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 …

58928. 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 …

58930. Fevre Dream

George Martin

Fevre Dream is a 1982 vampire novel written by best-selling U.S. novelist George R. R. Martin. It is set on the antebellum Mississippi River beginning in 1857; it has been described by some as "Bram Stoker meets Mark Twain." The book was first published in the U.S. in 1982 by …

58931. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations …

58934. King Lear

edited by David Bevington foreward by Joseph Papp William Sh …

King Lear is a tragedy play by William Shakespeare. It depicts the descent into madness of the title character after he disposes of his kingdom between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Based on the legend of Leir of …

58939. Jo's Boys

Louisa May

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo's "children," now grown, are caught up in real world troubles.

58943. 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 …

58944. Electricity and Magnetism

Benjamin Crowell

Brief Contents1 Electricity and the Atom....... 152 The Nucleus .......................... 413 Circuits, Part 1 ...................... 714 Circuits, Part 2 ...................... 955 Fields of Force .................... 1096 Electromagnetism .............. 127Exercises …

58945. The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. LeGuin; Illustrator-Leo & Diane Dillon

The Left Hand of Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is part of the Hainish Cycle, a series of books by Le Guin set in the fictional Hainish universe, which she introduced in 1966. It is among the first books published in the feminist science …

58947. 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 …

58948. 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 …

58951. 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 …

58953. Night Shift

Stephen King

Night Shift is the first collection of short stories by Stephen King, first published in 1978. In 1980, Night Shift received the Balrog Award for Best Collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. Many of King's most …

58954. Rumble Fish

Susan E. Hinton

Rumble Fish is a 1975 novel for young adults by S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders. It was adapted to film and directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1983.

58956. 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.

58957. The Lost Dog

Michelle de Kretser

The Lost Dog is a 2007 novel by Australian writer Michelle de Kretser.

58960. Remember Me

Christopher Pike

Remember Me is a book published in 1989 that was written by Christopher Pike.

58962. The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Ernest Hemingway

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1961. The title story is considered by some to be the best story Hemingway ever wrote. All the stories were earlier published in The Fifth Column and the First …

58969. 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.

58971. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

John Piper

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism is a collection of articles on gender roles, written from an evangelical perspective, and edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem. Crossway Books published the book in 1991 for the Council on Biblical …

58972. The Promise

Chaim Potek

The Promise is a novel written by Chaim Potok, published in 1969. It is a sequel to his previous novel The Chosen. Set in 1950s New York, it continues the saga of the two friends, Reuven Malter, an Liberal Jew studying to become a rabbi, and Danny Saunders, a genius Hasidic Jew …

58982. Dear John

Nicholas

Dear John is a romance novel by American writer Nicholas Sparks released in 2006. Its plot is an adaptation to present day's American culture of three plays Marius, Fanny and César, called la Trilogie Marseillaise written by French author Marcel Pagnol circa 1930. It was on the …

58986. The Lure of the Mask

Harold MacGrath

The Lure of the Mask is a 1908 novel by Harold MacGrath that was the fourth-best selling book in the United States for that year. In 1906-07, MacGrath made visits to Italy, and his impressions from those trips inspired the novel.

58989. Oahspe: A New Bible

John Newbrough

Oahspe: A New Bible is a book published in 1882, purporting to contain "new revelations" from "...the Embassadors of the angel hosts of heaven prepared and revealed unto man in the name of Jehovih..." It was produced by an American dentist, John Ballou Newbrough, who reported it …

58990. 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.

58993. 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 …

58994. Interpretation of Schizophrenia

Silvano Arieti

Interpretation of Schizophrenia is a book by Italy-born American psychiatrist Silvano Arieti that sets forth demonstrative evidence of a psychological etiology for schizophrenia. Arieti expanded the book vastly in 1974 and that edition won the U.S. National Book Award in the …

58996. 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 …

58999. The Second World War

Antony Beevor

A masterful and comprehensive new chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included …

59000. A Dance with Dragons

George R. R. Martin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESDon’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of WinterDubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. …



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