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.

59001. The Mystery of Georges Simenon

Fenton S. Bresler

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

59014. Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes

Herbert Best

Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes is a children's novel by Herbert Best. Illustrated by Erick Berry, the novel was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1931. The main character, Garram, is the son of a tribal chief in the Nigerian hills. When …

59015. Out of the Flame

Eloise Lownsbery

Out of the Flame is a children's historical novel by Eloise Lownsbery. Set in sixteenth-century France, at the court of Francis I, it describes the education and adventures of Pierre, who is training to be a knight. The novel, illustrated by Elizabeth Tyler Wolcott, was first …

59016. The Little Swineherd and Other Tales

Paula Fox

The Little Swineherd and Other Tales is a book written by Paula Fox.

59023. The Sceptical Chymist

Robert Boyle

The Sceptical Chymist: or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes is the title of a book by Robert Boyle, published in London in 1661. In the form of a dialogue, the Sceptical Chymist presented Boyle's hypothesis that matter consisted of atoms and clusters of atoms in motion and …

59024. Dr. Seuss Storytime

Dr. Seuss

Includes the following Stories: McElligo't Pool; the Zax; The Lorax; and Scrambled Eggs Super

59025. The Making of a Moonie

Eileen Barker

The Making of a Moonie: Choice or Brainwashing? is a 1984 book written by British sociologist Eileen Barker, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom, ISBN 0-631-13246-5. The book describes the religious conversion process to the Unification Church, whose members are …

59028. The Harry Chronicles

Allan Pedrazas

The Harry Chronicles is a book written by Allan Pedrazas.

59030. Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960

Richard Layman

Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960 is a book written by Julie M. Rivett and Richard Layman.

59031. Catherine, Called Birdy

Karen Cushman

Catherine, Called Birdy is the first children's novel written by Karen Cushman. It is a historical novel in diary format, set in thirteenth century England. It was published in 1994, and won the Newbery Honor and Golden Kite Award in 1995.

59046. All Things Betray Thee

Gwyn Thomas

All Things Betray Thee, by Gwyn Thomas, is a novel of early industrialism in South Wales. It was first published in 1949, and was republished in 1986, with an introduction by Raymond Williams. Set in 1835, this work is significantly different from most of Gwyn Thomas's work. It …

59054. Pan Sagittarius

Ian Wallace

Pan Sagittarius is a book published in 1973 that was written by Ian Wallace.

59056. The Star-Crowned Kings

Rob Chilson

The Star-Crowned Kings is a Science Fiction novel written in 1975 by Rob Chilson. This is was 2nd full novel written by Robert Chilson.

59064. The White Tower

James Ramsey Ullman

The White Tower is a 1945 novel by James Ramsey Ullman. It was the fourth best-selling novel in the US in 1945. It was filmed in 1950 under the direction of Ted Tetzlaff and starring Glenn Ford, Alida Valli, Claude Rains, Lloyd Bridges, Cedric Hardwicke, and Oskar Homolka.

59065. The Smell of Telescopes

Rhys Hughes

The Smell of Telescopes is the title of a collection of short fiction by Welsh fantasy writer Rhys Hughes, first published in 2000 by Tartarus Press. The book features 26 interconnected short stories, subdivided into a number of story cycles that interact with each other and are …

59073. The Jones Men

Vern E. Smith

The Jones Men is a book written by Vern E. Smith.

59074. Acorna: The Unicorn Girl

Anne McCaffrey

Acorna: The Unicorn Girl is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball. It was the first published in the Acorna Universe series that comprises ten books as of 2011. McCaffrey and Ball wrote the sequel Acorna's Quest after which McCaffrey and …

59075. Phantoms and Fancies

L. Sprague de Camp

Phantoms and Fancies is a 1972 collection of poetry by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Tim Kirk. It was published by Mirage Press. The book contains most of the poems from de Camp's earlier collection, Demons and Dinosaurs, though the …

59076. Witchwood

Alan Lloyd

Witchwood is a book published in 1989 that was written by Alan Lloyd.

59078. A Reverie for Mister Ray

Michael Bishop

A Reverie for Mister Ray: Reflections on Life, Death, and Speculative Fiction is a collection of nonfiction work by American writer Michael Bishop published in 2005 by PS Publishing. It includes essays and reviews from 1975 to 2004, originally published in a wide variety of …

59079. Something About Cats and Other Pieces

H. P. Lovecraft

Something About Cats and Other Pieces is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories, poetry and essays by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1949 and was the fourth collection of Lovecraft's work published by Arkham House. The stories for …

59080. Dickens

Peter Ackroyd

Dickens is a 1990 book by Peter Ackroyd.

59081. Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men

Gabriel Rotello

Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men is a 1997 book by journalist, gay activist and documentary filmmaker Gabriel Rotello. The author discusses why HIV has continued to infect large numbers of gay men despite the widespread use of condoms and why many experts believe …

59082. 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 …

59089. Fire Over England

A. E. W. Mason

Fire Over England is a 1936 English adventure novel written by A. E. W. Mason. The book is set in the late 16th century and covers the build-up to the Spanish Armada of 1588.

59090. They Call Me Carpenter

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale of the Second Coming is a novel written by Upton Sinclair in 1922 that exposed the new and upcoming culture of 1920's Southern California, namely Hollywood. Sinclair does this by using Jesus, or Carpenter as Sinclair calls him, as a literary figure.

59091. Why Britain is at war

Harold Nicolson

Why Britain is at War is a polemic treatise written by Harold Nicolson and first published by Penguin Books on 7 November 1939 shortly after the Second World War began. In the book, Nicolson explores Adolf Hitler's insatiable grasp for power, the foreign policy brinkmanship and …

59094. Peter the Great: His Life and World

Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great: His Life and World is a 1980 work written by Robert K. Massie. The book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The book chronicles the life of Peter I of Russia, and is divided into five parts: "Old Muscovy", "The Great Embassy", "The Great …

59103. Derby Day

D. J. Taylor

Derby Day is a novel written by D. J. Taylor.

59104. The Centre of Magic

Pamela Freeman

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

59107. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott; Emma Gelders Sterne

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of her publisher. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy …

59110. Touching the Void

SIR CHRIS BONINGTON (FOREWORD) JOE SIMPSON

Touching the Void is a 1988 book by Joe Simpson, recounting his and Simon Yates' successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb of the 6,344-metre Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. The book won the 1989 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and the 1989 NCR …

59114. The Skeleton Man

Jay Bennett

The Skeleton Man is a book by Jay Bennett.

59116. Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical …

59117. The Sand Dwellers

Adam Niswander

The Sand Dwellers is a horror novel of the Cthulhu Mythos by author Adam Niswander. It was published by Fedogan & Bremer in 1998 in an edition of 1,000 copies of which 100 were numbered and signed by the author and illustrator.

59121. The Viking Way: Religion and War in Late Iron Age …

Neil Price

The Viking Way: Religion and War in Late Iron Age Scandinavia is an archaeological study of Norse paganism in Late Iron Age Scandinavia. It was written by the English archaeologist Neil Price, then a professor at the University of Aberdeen, and first published by the Department …

59122. Leavenworth Train

Joe Jackson

Leavenworth Train is a book written by Joe Jackson.

59123. Beat Generation

Jack Foley

Beat Generation is a play written by Jack Kerouac upon returning home to Florida after his seminal work On the Road had been published in 1957. Gerald Nicosia, a Kerouac biographer and family friend has said that theatre producer Leo Gavin suggested that Kerouac should write a …

59126. The Bourne Retribution

Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Retribution is the eleventh novel in the Bourne series and eighth by Eric Van Lustbader. The book was released on December 3, 2013, as a sequel to The Bourne Imperative. It was followed up with The Bourne Ascendancy.

59127. Coping with the Family

Peter Corey

Coping with the Family is a book published in 1994 that was written by Peter Corey.

59129. Waverley

Walter Scott

Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition. It became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as …

59131. In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac …

Isaac

In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920–1954, is the first volume of Isaac Asimov's two-volume autobiography. It was published in 1979. This first volume covers the years 1920 to 1954, which lead up to the point just prior to Asimov's becoming a full-time …

59132. Sparks

Ally Kennen

Sparks is a novel by Ally Kennen, that was published on April 4, 2010. It was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

59139. Star Ka'ats and the Winged Warriors

Andre Norton

Star Ka'ats and the Winged Warriors is a book published in 1981 that was written by Andre Norton and Dorothy Madlee.

59145. The Fall of Blood Mountain

Joe Dever

The Fall of Blood Mountain is the twenty-sixth book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

59147. Someone in the Dark

August Derleth

Someone in the Dark is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1941 and was the second book published by Arkham House. 1,115 copies were printed, priced at $2.00. In Thirty Years of Arkham House, Derleth implied that this …

59148. The Last Patriot

Brad Thor

The Last Patriot is a thriller written by American novelist Brad Thor. It tells the story of counter-terrorism agent Scot Harvath's attempts to uncover a revelation that could damage the standing of radical Islam. In the book's plot, the Islamic prophet Mohammed is depicted as …

59153. The Garden of Madness

David Tant

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

59158. The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

Lewis Thomas

The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher is collection of 29 essays written by Lewis Thomas for the New England Journal of Medicine between 1971 and 1973. Throughout his essays, Thomas touches on subjects as various as biology, anthropology, medicine, music, etymology, …

59161. Killer Insight

Victoria Laurie

Killer Insight is a book published in 2006 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

59169. Project 17

Laurie Faria

Project 17 is a young adult novel, written by Laurie Faria Stolarz, published by Hyperion Books in 2007. It tells the tale of six teens who break into the abandoned mental institution, The Danvers State Hospital.

59172. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

Paula Danziger

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit is a young adult novel written by Paula Danziger.

59173. The Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in July 1909. After two full-length tales about rabbits, Potter had grown weary of the subject and was reluctant to write another. She …

59176. Tom Cruise: Unauthorized

Addison Wesley

Tom Cruise: Unauthorized is a non-fiction biographical book about Tom Cruise, written by Wensley Clarkson. The book was published by Hastings House in 1998. The book discusses Tom Cruise's early life, his rise as an actor, involvement with Scientology, and past relationships …

59185. O'Dwyer & Grady Starring in Acting Innocent

Eileen Heyes

O'Dwyer & Grady Starring in Acting Innocent is a book by Eileen Heyes.

59188. Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts

Rob Smith

Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts is a book about the history of the video game developer and publisher LucasArts, by PlayStation: The Official Magazine‍ '​s Editor-in-Chief Rob Smith, with a foreword by George Lucas.

59190. Face

Ze Benjamin

Face by British-Jamaican author and poet Benjamin Zephaniah is a novel published in 1999 about a teenage boy who suffers facial injuries in a joyriding accident. Face has also been adapted as a stage play.

59193. Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca is a novel by English author Daphne du Maurier. A best-seller, there were 2,829,313 copies of Rebecca sold between its publication in 1938 and 1965, and the book has never gone out of print. The novel is remembered for the character Mrs. Danvers, the fictional estate …

59195. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier's in the United States.

59197. Saints of the Shadow Bible

Ian Rankin

Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case …

59198. Fables Vol. 21: Happily Ever After

Bill Willingham

In the aftermath of Bigby Wolf’s destruction, a shift in the Fables’ underlying power structure threatens to split their community into two warring factions - one led by Snow White, the other by her sister Rose Red. Accelerating this process are the machinations of an …

59199. Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas)

Charlaine Harris

Get ready for the new drama Midnight, Texas on NBC with the first book in Charlaine Harris’ paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in...Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the …

59200. The Gustav Sonata

Rose Tremain

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo. An only child, he lives alone with Emilie, the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity. He begins an intense friendship with a Jewish boy …



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