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.

59005. The Far Field

Theodore Roethke

The Far Field is a book written by Theodore Roethke.

59007. Murder Once Done

Mary Lou Bennett

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

59008. Texas

James A. Michener

Texas is a novel by American writer James A. Michener based on the history of the Lone Star State. Characters include real and fictional characters spanning hundreds of years, such as explorers, Spanish colonists, American immigrants, German Texan settlers, ranchers, oil men, …

59009. Like Most Revelations: New Poems

Richard Howard

Like Most Revelations: New Poems is a book of poetry written by Richard Howard.

59015. Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of …

Thomas Stephen Szasz

Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry is a 2002 work on, and a critique of, psychiatry by Thomas Szasz.

59020. The Confession of a Child of the Century

Thomas Rogers

The Confession of a Child of the Century is the book written by Thomas Rogers.

59021. 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 …

59022. Bright Island

Mabel Robinson

Bright Island is a children's novel by Mabel Robinson. It tells the story of Thankful Curtis, who, having grown up on a small island off the coast of Maine, reluctantly agrees to attend school on the mainland for her senior year. The novel, illustrated by Lynd Ward, was first …

59023. Clearing Weather

Cornelia Meigs

Clearing Weather is a children's historical novel by Cornelia Meigs. Opening in a coastal Massachusetts town shortly after the American Revolution, it follows the circumstances of the building of a great sailing ship, the Jocasta, and its first voyage to the Caribbean. The …

59024. Del-Del

Victor Kelleher

Del-Del is a psychological young adult novel written by Australian author Victor Kelleher and published in 1992. It deals with themes of loss and apparent demonic possession.

59025. The Forest Pool

Laura Adams Armer

The Forest Pool is a book by Laura Adams Armer.

59026. The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the …

Janet Gaylord Moore

The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art is a book by Janet Gaylord Moore.

59027. Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot

Clara Ingram Judson

Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson is a biography of Theodore Roosevelt written for children, one of the author's series on American presidents. It was first published in 1953 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1954.

59028. The Last Fine Time

Verlyn Klinkenborg

The Last Fine Time is a 1991 book by American author Verlyn Klinkenborg about a blue collar Polish-American bar in Buffalo, New York, inherited by his father-in-law in 1947. The story of George & Eddie's, which became a popular nightspot, is the story not only of a family …

59032. Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck II: The Attack of the Jargonites is a book published in 1992 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

59042. The Grisly Wife

Rodney Hall

The Grisly Wife is a 1993 Miles Franklin literary award winning novel by the Australian author Rodney Hall. The Miles Franklin Award Judges' Report called it "a novel with a rather surprising vision." This novel is the third book in The Yandilli Trilogy, following the novels …

59056. The Third Grave

David F. Case

The Third Grave is a fantasy horror novel by author David Case. It was published by Arkham House in 1981 in an edition of 4,158 copies. It was Case's first book published by Arkham House.

59059. The Faraway Drums

Jon Cleary

The Faraway Drums is a 1981 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary about an American journalist and British intelligence officer who try to stop the assassination of King George V at the 1911 Delhi Durbar. Film rights were sold but abandoned after it was realised how much …

59062. Wolf Sisters

Susan Price

The Wolf-Sisters is a historical fantasy novel by Susan Price. It is set in the Viking society of an undetermined country, where the majority of the population, including its king, queen and court, believe in the old Norse gods. Its plot is central to Kenelm Aetheling, the main …

59064. The Cider House Rules

John Irving

The Cider House Rules is a 1985 novel by John Irving. It is Irving's sixth published novel, and has been adapted into a film of the same name and a stage play by Peter Parnell.

59065. Paris Journal, 1944-1965

Janet Flanner

Paris Journal, 1944-1965 is a book written by Janet Flanner.

59068. Havana Lunar

Robert Arellano

Havana Lunar is a book written by Robert Arellano.

59069. The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions

H. P. Lovecraft

The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions is a collection of stories revised or ghostwritten by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was originally published in 1970 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,058 copies. The dustjacket of the first edition features art by Gahan Wilson …

59072. The Light Fantastic

Terry Pratchett

The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. It was published on June 2, 1986, the first printing being of 1,034 copies. The title is a quote from a poem by John Milton and in the original context referred to dancing …

59079. The Phantom of Walkaway Hill

Edward Fenton

The Phantom of Walkaway Hill is a book by Edward Fenton.

59093. Trial by Fury

Jack Lancer

Trial by Fury is a book published in 1969 that was written by Jim Lawrence under the pseudonym of Jack Lancer.

59094. Kuukiven kevät

Kaari Utrio

The Spring of the Moonstone' and its Finnish original, Kuukiven kevät is a historical novel by Finnish author Kaari Utrio. It is a romantic story from 11th century Finland, about love and hate and the meeting of two cultures. The book was published as commemorative book for the …

59103. Hawks of Outremer

Robert E. Howard

Hawks of Outremer is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,625 copies. The stories feature Howard's character Cormac Fitzgeoffrey and was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

59104. The Little Kingdom

Michael Moritz

The Little Kingdom is the first book that documented the development of Apple Computer. It was published in 1984 and written by then-Time Magazine reporter Michael Moritz. While Jobs initially cooperated with Moritz, he ended communication in the middle of the project and did …

59116. The Broken-Hearted Detective

Milton Bass

The Broken-Hearted Detective is a book written by Milton Bass.

59118. Seeker After Truth

Idries Shah

Seeker After Truth: A Handbook was written by Idries Shah, one of the foremost writers on Sufism. It was first published by Octagon Press in 1982. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a complete course that could fulfil the function he had fulfilled while …

59122. A Friend of the Family

Lauren Grodstein

A Friend of the Family is a novel by Lauren Grodstein which takes place in the modern day suburbia of Northern New Jersey where the main character, Pete Dizinoff, a skilled internist, lives in a large house with his wife Elaine and son Alec. Pete's life begins to crumble when …

59126. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Cloak and Dagger

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.

59129. The Eagle

Jack Hight

The Eagle is the final novel in the A Dream of Eagles series. The Eagle follows the continuing story of Clothar from when he meets Arthur Pendragon, to, and possibly after, King Arthur's death. It also is noted for having a sympathetic portrait of Mordred. The novel was released …

59133. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

Loudspeaker Design Cookbook by Vance Dickason is a resource for the design and construction of audio loudspeakers.

59135. Right Ho, Jeeves

P. G.

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of …

59141. The Legend of Quito Road

Dwight Fryer

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

59144. Act of Murder

Alan J. Wright

Act of Murder is a 2010 novel by the English writer Alan Wright. It won the Dundee International Book Prize, the largest monetary British Prize for first novels, in 2010, and was published by Polygon Press. It is a historical murder mystery set in 1894. The Courier described the …

59145. 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 …

59149. Century Rain

Alastair,

Century Rain is a 2004 noir science fiction alternate history mystery novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds.

59150. The Hedge Knight

George Martin

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

59153. Spells and Philtres

Clark Ashton Smith

Spells and Philtres is a collection of poems by Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1958 and was the author's fifth book and second collection of poetry to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 519 copies. The book was a second stop-gap volume …

59155. A Door into Ocean

Joan Slonczewksi

A Door into Ocean is a 1986 feminist science fiction novel by Joan Slonczewski. The novel shows themes of ecofeminism and nonviolent revolution, combined with Slonczewski's own mastery of knowledge in the field of biology.

59158. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

James Pittaro

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment is the first book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. The book was released in the US on April 11, 2005 and in the UK on July 4, 2005. The book is set in the near future and centers on the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids on …

59159. A People's History of the United States

Edwin Howard Simmons

A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history as it has been experienced by the entirety of the population, not just the elites. According to him, …

59163. 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 …

59166. Eeny Meeny Murder Mo

Rex Stout

"Eeny Meeny Murder Mo" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the March 1962 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

59169. King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first …

59172. Kilmeny of the Orchard

L. M. Montgormery

Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking through an old orchard and …

59174. Golf in the Kingdom

Michael Murphy

Golf in the Kingdom is a 1971 novel by Michael Murphy. It has sold over a million copies and been translated into 19 languages. Golf in the Kingdom tells the story of Michael Murphy, a young traveler who accidentally stumbles on a mystical golfing expert while in Scotland. …

59180. The queen always wanted to dance

Mercer Mayer

To put a stop to his wife's unqueenly behavior, the king makes singing and dancing illegal, only to find the queen is willing to sing and dance in jail with the rest of the kingdom.

59184. Dirty Work

Nigel Cox

Dirty Work is a 1987 novel by New Zealand author Nigel Cox. Cox's second novel, Dirty Work is set in Wellington City, New Zealand, in the mid-1980s. The book revolves around the lives of staff and guests in the Happy World, a low-rent hotel, and the conflict between the hotel …

59186. Midnight in Death

Nora Roberts

Midnight in Death is a novella by J.D. Robb. It is the first In Death novella, along with the shortest. It takes place between Holiday in Death and Conspiracy in Death.

59193. Sisters

Lynne Cheney

Sisters is a 1981 novel by Lynne Cheney published only in a Signet Canadian paperback edition as part of the New American Library. Sisters is a historical novel set in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1886. Sophie Dymond, a magazine editor in New York, comes home to Cheyenne after the death …

59195. 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 …

59196. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June …

59197. Go the Fuck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach

"Now there's a version, complete with more of the gorgeous, yet weirdly subversive illustrations. The best part? It's still funny. The rhythms, the plodding rhymes, the illustrations, the clever play on the overused trope of the world at bedtime -- they all work together to take …

59198. 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 …

59199. 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 …

59200. World Order

Henry 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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