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.

59003. 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 …

59008. Twice Brightly

Harry Secombe

Twice Brightly is a 1974 comic novel by Harry Secombe, fictionalising his experiences as a recently demobbed Welsh serviceman and army comic returning from the battlefields of North Africa and Italy and struggling to make a living in the British Variety Theatres after the Second …

59010. The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann

Herman Goldstine

The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann is the 1972 book by Herman Heine Goldstine.

59013. Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery …

Hillary Waugh

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

59014. The Tragic Muse

Henry James

The Tragic Muse is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1889-1890 and then as a book in 1890. This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick Dormer, who vacillates between a political …

59015. Charon's cosmology

Charles Simić

Charon's cosmology is a book written by Charles Simic.

59017. The Spell of Conan

L. Sprague de Camp

The Spell of Conan is a 1980 collection of essays, poems and fiction edited by L. Sprague de Camp, published in paperback by Ace Books. The material was originally published as articles in George H. Scithers' fanzine Amra. The book is a companion to Ace’s earlier volume of …

59019. 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 …

59020. The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic …

Padraic Colum

The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery is a children's book by Padraic Colum. It comprises a mixture of legendary and historical stories about Atlantic exploration, from the story of Atlantis to the naming of America. The book, illustrated by Wilfred …

59021. Young Mac of Fort Vancouver

Mary Jane Carr

Young Mac of Fort Vancouver is a children's historical novel by Mary Jane Carr. Set in 1832, it recounts the adventures of Donald McDermott, a young mixed-blood fur trader. The novel, illustrated by Richard Holberg, was first published in 1940 and was a Newbery Honor recipient …

59022. Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil

Michael J. McCauley

Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil is a book written by Michael J. McCauley.

59023. Breaking and Entering

H. R. F. Keating

Breaking and Entering is a crime novel by H.R.F. Keating. It is the twenty-fourth novel in the Inspector Ghote series.

59025. Durandal

Harold Lamb

Durandal is a novel of historical fiction by Harold Lamb. The first part of a 1931 novel, it was published as a stand-alone book titled simply Durandal in 1981 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher in an edition of 1,875 copies of which 400 were boxed and signed by the artists. Intended …

59034. John Quincy Adams and the Union

Samuel Flagg Bemis

John Quincy Adams and the Union is a book written by Samuel Flagg Bemis.

59042. Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941)

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) is the third volume of Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories, which is a series of short story collections, edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, which attempts to list the great science fiction stories from the …

59043. Six Days or Forever?

Ray Ginger

Six Days or Forever?: Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes is a 1958 book on the Scopes Trial by Ray Ginger, first published in hardcover by Beacon Press and later reprinted in paperback by Oxford University Press. Ginger, later a Professor of History at Brandeis, Wayne State …

59045. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam. It features a caterpillar who eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs …

59047. The dear green place

Archie Hind

The dear green place is the book written by Archie Hind.

59050. 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.

59051. Blades of the Tiger

Chris Pierson

Blades of the Tiger is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance setting, based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. This is the first of a trilogy about Taladas; the second book in the trilogy is Trail of the Black Wyrm. Blades of the Tiger was published in …

59053. 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 …

59054. Beyond Reason

Ken Englade

Beyond Reason is a book written by Ken Englade.

59055. Body Count

Burl Barer

Body Count: The Terrifying True Story of the Spokane Serial Killer is a non-fiction book released in December 2012 by Pinnacle Books and authored by crime writer Burl Barer about American serial killer Robert Lee Yates from Spokane, Washington. It was first published in 2002, …

59058. A Tear in the Sky

Joseph Nassise

A Tear in the Sky is a book published in 2010 that was written by Joseph Nassise.

59060. 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 …

59062. Killing Time

Justin Richards

Killing Time is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

59064. Mom Kills Kids and Self

Alan Saperstein

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

59065. Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits

T. D. Jakes

Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits is a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional nominated book by T. D. Jakes.

59068. Infernal Sorceress

Gary Gygax

Infernal Sorceress is a book published in 2008 that was written by Gary Gygax.

59072. Stone and Sun

Graham Edwards

Stone and Sun is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 2001 by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the third book in the Stone trilogy, which also includes Stone and Sky and Stone and Sea. The trilogy is a follow-up to Edwards' Ultimate …

59074. The Faces of Evil

Justin Richards

The Faces of Evil is a book published in 2004 that was written by Justin Richards.

59076. The Horse and His Boy

C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy is a novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1954. It was the fifth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and one of four that Lewis finished writing before the first book was out. It is volume three in recent …

59077. Zaddik and the Seafarers

Anne Spencer Parry

Zaddik and the Seafarers is a book published in 1983 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

59080. Salome

Oscar Wilde

Salome is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay …

59081. 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 …

59087. The Bang-Bang Club

Greg Marinovich

The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War is an autobiographical styled text about the Bang-Bang Club, a group of four South African photographers active within the townships of South Africa during the apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994. In 2010, the …

59088. The complete critical prose and letters

Osip Mandelstam

The complete critical prose and letters is a book written by Osip Mandelstam.

59090. The Three Strangers

Thomas Hardy

"The Three Strangers" is a short story by Thomas Hardy from 1883.

59095. The Tony Years

Craig Brown

The Tony Years is a book by British satirist, Craig Brown.

59097. Out of the Darkness

Nigel Hinton

Out of the Darkness is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton. It was first published in 1998 and tells the story of a boy named Liam and a girl named Leila who were joined by fate and journey together.

59101. Selections from the writings of Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard

Selections from the Writings of Kierkegaard is a 1923 book about Søren Kierkegaard by the American scholar Lee M. Hollander. Its publication marked a significant turning-point in American and English language philosophy, as it introduced English translation excerpts of …

59110. The Centre of Magic

Pamela Freeman

The Centre of Magic is a book published in 1998 that was written by Pamela Freeman.

59111. Peril's Gate

Janny GarmanlForgue Worts

Peril's Gate is volume six of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also volume three of the Alliance of Light, the third story arc in the Wars of Light and Shadow.

59112. Death by China

Peter Navarro

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – A Global Call to Action is a 2011 non-fiction book by economics professor Peter Navarro and Greg Autry that chronicles, "From currency manipulation and abusive trade policies, to slave labor and deadly consumer products," the alleged …

59114. The Case for Israel

Alan Dowty

The Case for Israel is a New York Times bestseller by Alan Dershowitz, a law professor at Harvard University. The authors intention was to respond to common criticisms of Israel.

59115. Paste

Henry James

"Paste" is a 5,800-word short story by Henry James first published in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly in December, 1899. James included the story in his collection, The Soft Side, published by Macmillan the following year. James conceived the story as a clever reversal of Guy de …

59117. 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 …

59119. Conan and the Grim Grey God

Sean A. Moore

Conan and the Grim Grey God is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1996; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

59124. Stone of Tears

Terry Goodkind

Stone Of Tears is the second book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth.

59128. Grant Comes East

William R.; Gingrich Forstchen, Newt; Hanser, Albert S.

Grant Comes East: A Novel of the Civil War is a New York Times bestseller written by former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser. It was published in 2004 and is the sequel to Gettysburg: A Novel of the …

59129. Just this once

Scott French

Just This Once is a 1993 romance novel written in the style of Jacqueline Susann by a Macintosh IIcx computer named "Hal" in collaboration with its programmer, Scott French. French reportedly spent $40,000 and 8 years developing an artificial intelligence program to analyze …

59131. The Death Guard

Philip George Chadwick

The Death Guard is the only published novel of the English author Philip George Chadwick. Although the author is virtually unknown to the wider public, his work has received attention from literary scholars. The novel contains many themes later developed by L Ron Hubbard and …

59132. 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 …

59133. The Champion Maker

Kevin Joseph

The Champion Maker is a novel about running, that falls within the suspense thriller genre. It was written by Kevin Joseph

59134. Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam

Jody 'Babydol' Gibson

Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam is an autobiography written by Jody Gibson.

59135. Letters from the Editors of National Lampoon

Rick Meyerowitz

Letters from the Editors of National Lampoon was an American humor publication from 1973. It appears to be a book, but was a "special issue" of National Lampoon magazine that was published in April 1973. It was a compilation of the best of the "Letters to the Editors" pages of …

59139. The Gold Solution

Herbert Resnicow

The Gold Solution is a book written by Herbert Resnicow.

59142. Mr. Meeson's will

H. Rider Haggard

Mr Meeson's Willis a 1888 novel by H. Rider Haggard. It was based on a well known anecdote of the time.

59143. 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 …

59144. My Brother Sam Is Dead

James Lincoln/ Collier Collier, Christopher

My Brother Sam Is Dead is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution. It is a Newbery Honor book that was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and nominated …

59145. The Little Red Caboose

M. Potter

The Little Red Caboose is a children's book by Marian Potter and illustrated by Tibor Gergely, first published in 1953. It tells the story of a caboose who longs to be as popular as the steam engine at the front of the train, and gains the respect and admiration of all when it …

59153. Half a Life

V. S. Nailpaul

Half a Life is a 2001 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul published by Alfred A. Knopf. The novel is set in India, Africa and Europe. Half a Life was long listed for the Man Booker prize.

59156. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the …

James Watson

The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA is an autobiographical account of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA written by James D. Watson and published in 1968. In 1998, the Modern Library placed The Double Helix at number 7 …

59162. Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other …

Al Franken

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations is a 1996 American book by Al Franken. It is satirically critical of 1990s right-wing political figures such as Pat Buchanan, Bob Dole, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich, and particularly radio host Rush Limbaugh. Franken often …

59167. William Shakespeare, the complete works

William Shakespeare

Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the standard name given to any volume containing all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Some editions include several works which were not completely of Shakespeare's authorship, such as The Two Noble Kinsmen, a collaboration …

59185. 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.

59189. Urgum and the Googoobah

Kjartan Poskitt

Urgum and the Goo Goo Bah is a book published in 2008 that was written by Kjartan Poskitt.

59196. The Dragon Hunters

Paul Genesse

The Dragon Hunters: Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series: On this hunt, you give up everything . . . The last of an order of dragon hunters must track down the Dragon King’s daughter and stop her from getting the Crystal Eye, an ancient artifact that will cause the destruction of …

59197. The Left Hand of God

Paul Hoffman

Following the bestselling novels The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things comes the final installment of Paul Hoffman’s stark, epic trilogy. Thomas Cale has been running from the truth….Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose—to destroy …

59198. Jerusalem

Alan Moore

New York Times Bestseller Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter.In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert …

59200. All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron …

Alex Abramovich

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller "Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors." --USA Today Aaron …



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