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.

59201. Thy Hand, Great Anarch!

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Thy Hand, Great Anarch! is a 1987 autobiographical sequel to Indian essayist Nirad C. Chaudhuri's The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian. Its title was inspired from the concluding couplet of Alexander Pope's The Dunciad which runs thus: Written when he was in his 80's, this …

59205. Mystery at Wizardry School

Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

Mystery at Wizardry School is a book published in 2003 that was written by James D. Macdonald and Debra Doyle.

59206. 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.

59214. Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His …

Harry Lee Poe

Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories is a book by Harry Lee Poe.

59217. The Festival of San Joaquin

Zee Edgell

The Festival of San Joaquin is a 1997 novel and the third from Belizean-American Zee Edgell. In a change from her first two novels, Beka Lamb and In Times Like These, the story is set in the village of San Joaquin, Corozal District.

59219. The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann

Herman Goldstine

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

59220. The Headless Lady

Clayton Rawson

The Headless Lady is a whodunnit mystery novel written by Clayton Rawson. A character in the novel, a detective story writer named Stuart Towne, has the same name as a pen name of Rawson. This is the third of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and …

59223. Concepts in Programming Languages

John C. Mitchell

Concepts in Programming Languages is a book written by John C. Mitchell.

59224. Hermaphrodeity

Alan Friedman

Hermaphrodeity is the 1972 book written by Alan Friedman.

59225. Feather Mountain

Elizabeth Olds

Feather Mountain is a book by Elizabeth Olds.

59226. Have You Seen Tom Thumb?

Mabel Leigh Hunt

Have You Seen Tom Thumb? is a biography of General Tom Thumb written for children by Mabel Leigh Hunt. It tells the story of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a charming and humorous dwarf who traveled all over the world with the showman P. T. Barnum. The book, illustrated by Fritz …

59227. The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot

Catherine Besterman

The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot is a children's comic fantasy novel by Catherine Besterman. Based on a Polish folktale, it tells the story of a shoe king's son who outwits guard dogs and a bear and is sent on a quest for gold and seven-league boots by a cat. The …

59228. Sugaring Time

Kathryn Lasky

Sugaring Time is a book by Kathryn Lasky.

59229. Life Supports: New and Collected Poems

William Bronk

Life Supports: New and Collected Poems is a collection of poems written by William Bronk.

59233. 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 …

59234. Sagas of Conan

L. Sprague de Camp

Sagas of Conan is a 2004 omnibus collection of three previously issued fantasy books written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books.

59237. The Baby Squad

Andrew Neiderman

The Baby Squad is a dystopian thriller by Andrew Neiderman first published in 2003. Set in the United States in the not-too-distant future, the novel envisages a future American society where giving birth to children is illegal and where only few women are biologically able to …

59241. 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.

59242. 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 …

59243. Beside Still Waters

Gregg Easterbrook

Beside Still Waters is a nonfiction book by Gregg Easterbrook. In it he defends religion against its critics. He expounds a theory of religion and Christianity based on his reading of the Old and New Testaments, in which God is not an omnipotent omniscient being, but rather a …

59245. 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Kathryn Tucker Windham

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey is a book first published in 1969 by folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh. The book contains thirteen ghost stories from the U.S. state of Alabama. The book was the first in a series of seven Jeffrey books, most featuring ghost …

59253. 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 …

59255. Ancient Fire

Mark London Williams

Ancient Fire is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mark London Williams.

59256. By the North Gate

Joyce Carol Oates

By the North Gate is a collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates. It was the author's first book, first published by Vanguard Press in 1963. It was last published in 1971 by Fawcett. Two stories in the collection, "Edge of the World" and "The Fine White Mist of Winter", …

59259. Portal Through Time

Alice Henderson

Portal Through Time is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was published in 2006. The author, Alice Henderson, also wrote, Night Terrors in the Stake Your Destiny series. In this novel, Buffy and her friends time-travel to four …

59262. The day before sunrise

Thomas Wiseman

April 1945 — the last act of the war… The Allied stranglehold on Berlin is tightening by the day, as the escape corridor to the Bavarian Alps and the Swiss border is narrowing. In the maze of ruins that Berlin has become, a man of appalling ingenuity, with a ruthless sense of …

59267. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

59268. Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery & Imagination is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful and related tales.

59270. Asa Gray, American Botanist, Friend of Darwin

A. Hunter Dupree

Asa Gray, American Botanist, Friend of Darwin is a book written by A. Hunter Dupree.

59273. 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.

59275. Lover

Bertha Harris

Lover is a lesbian feminist novel by Bertha Harris, published in 1976 by Daughters, Inc., a Vermont small press dedicated to women's fiction. It is considered Harris's most ambitious work, and has been compared to Djuna Barnes's Nightwood and the stories of Jane Bowles. Harris …

59279. A First Course in Database Systems

Jeffrey Ullman

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

59280. 21st Century Game Design

Chris Bateman

21st Century Game Design is a book by Chris Bateman and Richard Boon. This book is part of the Game Development Series. It was first published by Charles River Media on August 29, 2005. The main innovation of the book is the focus on demographic game design through the use of a …

59283. With Lee in Virginia

G. A. Henty

With Lee in Virginia, A Story of the American Civil War is a book by British author G.A. Henty. It was published by Blackie and Son Ltd, London. Henty's character, Vincent Wingfield, fights for the Confederate States of America, even though he is against slavery. As suggested by …

59285. Hardheaded Weather

Cornelius Eady

Hardheaded Weather is a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry nominee.

59299. The Dime Detectives

Ron Goulart

The Dime Detectives is a book written by Ron Goulart.

59303. Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and …

Richard Drinnon

Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building is a book written by Richard Drinnon.

59313. The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949

T. E. Dikty

The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949 is a 1949 anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty. It was the first published anthology to present the best science fiction stories for a given year. The stories had originally appeared in …

59314. Author, Author

David Williamson

Author, Author is a novel by David Lodge, written in 2004. The book is based on the life of the author Henry James. It was released at about the same time as The Master by Colm Tóibín and other books about James, and Lodge wrote The Year of Henry James: The Story of a Novel …

59319. The Scarecrow

Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow is a 2009 novel written by award-winning American author Michael Connelly. It was Connelly's 21st book and the second featuring as the main character Jack McEvoy, a reporter now living in Los Angeles, and FBI agent Rachel Walling. As a result, the novel is a sequel …

59322. 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. …

59324. Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

Richard North

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature is a historical study of the literary references for several pagan deities in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by the English studies scholar Richard North of University College London, it was first published by Cambridge University Press in …

59325. 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 …

59332. 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 …

59333. The god child

Paul Sayer

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

59342. The Psychology of Religion and Coping

Kenneth Pargament

The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice by Kenneth Pargament was published in the United States in 1997. It is addressed to professional psychologists and researchers, and has been reviewed in many professional journals. Originally hardbound, it was …

59343. 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 …

59345. Very Much a Lady

Shana Alexander

Very Much a Lady is a book written by Shana Alexander.

59346. Dragon Bones

Lisa Lee

Dragon Bones by Lisa See is the third of the Red Princess mysteries, preceded by Flower Net and The Interior. Once again the protagonists Inspector Liu Hulan and Attorney David Stark return—this time as husband and wife.

59347. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between …

59348. Evil Always Ends

Joseph Payne Brennan

Evil Always Ends is a supernatural detective novella by Joseph Payne Brennan. It was first published in 1982 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 750 copies, all of which were signed by the author and the artist. The book was issued to commemorate Brennan's …

59361. The Secret Warriors

W.E.B. Griffen

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

59362. Counterfeit for Murder

Rex Stout

"Counterfeit for Murder" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first serialized as "The Counterfeiter's Knife" in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in …

59364. The Hound and the Fox and the Harper

Shaun Herron

The Hound and the Fox and the Harper is a book written by Shaun Herron.

59384. Zen Shorts

Jon J Muth

Zen Shorts is a 2005 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book was followed by Zen Ties in 2008.

59386. Divorce Busting

Weiner-Davis

Divorce Busting:A Step-By-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again is a self-help book written by Michele Weiner-Davis. The book, which became a bestseller, was inspired after obtaining positive results in therapy with married couples. The book also challenged …

59390. The TECH Project

Feliza Casano

The TECH Project is a book published in 2010 that was written by Feliza Casano.

59395. The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who …

59397. A Song of Ice and Fire (1) - A Game of Thrones …

George Martin

This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including • a new Preface by George R. R. Martin • early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels • a walk-through of the entire …

59398. No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals …

John Stossel

New York Times bestselling journalist John Stossel shows how the expansion of government control is destructive for American society.The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described …

59399. Home Sweet Murder (James Patterson's Murder Is …

James Patterson

As seen on the Discovery ID TV series Murder is Forever, these two true-crime thrillers follow a lawyer struggling to stop a killer and a detective angling to solve a double homicide.Home Sweet Murder (with Andrew Bourelle): Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a …

59400. Cherry

Nico Walker

Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. “Nico Walker’s Cherry might be the first great novel of the opioid epidemic.” —Vulture “A miracle of literary serendipity. . . . [Walker’s] language, relentlessly …



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