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.

59203. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

59213. The Man Who Didn't Fly

Margot Bennett

The Man Who Didn't Fly is a book written by Margot Bennett.

59217. Concepts in Programming Languages

John C. Mitchell

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

59218. A Daughter of the Seine

Jeanette Eaton

A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland is a biography written for children by Jeanette Eaton. It recounts the life story of Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière, an influential figure in the French Revolution. Born in relative obscurity, she became a prominent …

59219. 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 …

59222. Life Supports: New and Collected Poems

William Bronk

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

59228. Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home is a book published in 1993 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

59239. Surface Tension

James Blish

"Surface Tension" is a science fiction short story by James Blish originally published in 1952. As collected in Blish's The Seedling Stars, it was revised to incorporate material from his earlier story "Sunken Universe", published in Super Science Stories in 1942.

59241. Finn

Katharine Jay Bacon

Finn is a book written by Katharine Jay Bacon.

59244. Daddy King: An Autobiography

Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.

Daddy King is a book by Martin Luther King Jr.

59246. The Junkyard Dog

Robert Campbell

The Junkyard Dog is a book written by Robert Campbell.

59255. The Last Albatross

Ian Irvine

The Last Albatross is the first book in Ian Irvine's Eco-thriller titles, set in 2010. It depicts what our world might be like in a few years time, focusing on environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. There is a large emphasis on green cults and terrorists, as well as …

59257. Deadline

Marcy Heidish

Deadline is a book written by Marcy Heidish.

59261. The Paradise Bargain

Betina Krahn

The Paradise Bargain is an historical, romance novel by the American writer Betina Krahn. It is set in 1790s Western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh against the backdrop of the Whiskey Rebellion. Whitney Daniels prefers buckskin to lace, moccasins to proper shoes, and independence …

59262. 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.

59263. The Hype about Hydrogen

Joseph J. Romm

The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate is a book by Joseph J. Romm, published in 2004 by Island Press and updated in 2005. The book has been translated into German as Der Wasserstoff-Boom. Romm is an expert on clean energy, advanced vehicles, …

59265. Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America

Lawrence Goodwyn

Democratic promise is a book written by Lawrence Goodwyn.

59269. Beyond the Devil's Teeth

Tahir Shah

Beyond the Devil's Teeth is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah. The text was published in April 1995 by Octagon Press.

59273. The Richlands

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Richlands is an historical novel by the American writer Agnes Sligh Turnbull set in a rural village in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, thirty miles east of Pittsburgh. At the turn of the 20th century in Western Pennsylvania, Jim Ryall decides to farm the Richlands instead …

59274. Florentine Finish

Cornelius Hirschberg

Florentine Finish is a book by Cornelius Hirschberg.

59275. Computer Security

Dieter Gollmann

Computer Security is a book written by Dieter Gollmann.

59280. The conscience of a majority

Barry Goldwater

The conscience of a majority is a book written by Barry Goldwater.

59283. Hollywood Undercover

Ian Halperin

Hollywood Undercover: Revealing the Sordid Secrets of Tinseltown is a non-fiction book about the culture of Hollywood society, written by investigative journalist and author Ian Halperin. Halperin poses as a gay man trying to become a successful actor in Hollywood, and informs …

59284. Interpretation and Social Criticism

Michael Walzer

Interpretation and Social Criticism is a 1987 book by Michael Walzer.

59287. A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at …

Chris Armold

A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa is a book written by rock writer and photographer Chris Armold and released by MJS Music Publications in 2007.

59290. Alias S. S. Van Dine

John Loughery

Alias S. S. Van Dine is a book written by John Loughery.

59293. An American Doctor's Odyssey: Adventures in …

Victor Heiser

An American Doctor's Odyssey: Adventures in Forty-Five Countries is a book written by Victor Heiser.

59296. 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.

59297. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, …

59304. Derby Day

D. J. Taylor

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

59306. Fire World

Chris d'Lacey

Fire World is the sixth and penultimate novel in The Last Dragon Chronicles series by Chris d'Lacey. In an interview with ThirstforFiction on the publication day, Chris d'Lacey stated that Fire World would be set in an alternate universe, and that all of the recurring characters …

59314. 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 …

59316. The Herring in the Library

L C Tyler

The Herring in the Library is a book published in 2010 that was written by L.C. Tyler.

59325. Citizen Power

Mike Gravel

Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change is a 2008 book on American politics by 2008 United States presidential candidate Mike Gravel, published by Authorhouse. It describes the numerous efforts that Gravel has experienced throughout his political career as an Alaska state legislator …

59326. Executive power

Vince Flynn

Executive Power is Vince Flynn's fifth novel, and the fourth to feature Mitch Rapp, an American agent that works for the CIA as an operative for a covert counter terrorism unit called the "Orion Team."

59328. A Pocket Full of Rye

Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 9 November 1953, and in the US by Dodd, Mead & co. the following year. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and sixpence and the US edition …

59332. The Strain

Guillermo and Hogan Toro, Chuck Del

The Strain is a 2009 vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, and was followed by The Fall and The Night Eternal. Del Toro first envisioned the story line as a television series, but was unable to find a buyer …

59333. Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology – Volume 2

Eleanor Sullivan

Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology – Volume 2 is the second installment in the Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology series. Originally published in hardcover as Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Take Your Breath Away in 1977, this issue contains 29 stories from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine …

59338. Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. …

H.P. & Stephen Jones Lovecraft, Editor

Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft: Commemorative Edition is a select collection of horror short stories, novellas and novels written by H. P. Lovecraft. The book was published in 2008 by Gollancz and is edited by Stephen Jones.

59339. The Price of Salt

Patricia Briggs

The Price of Salt is a 1952 romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, first published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author – known as a suspense writer based on her one earlier novel, Strangers on a Train – used a pseudonym due to the story's lesbian content. Its relatively …

59342. Lady Chatterley's Lover

D. H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1928. The first edition was printed privately in Florence, Italy, with assistance from Pino Orioli; an unexpurgated edition could not be published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960. The book soon …

59343. A Little Green Book of Monster Stories

Joe R. Lansdale

A Little Green Book of Monster Stories is a collection of short stories written by American author Joe R. Lansdale, published by Borderlands Press as part of their "Little Book" series. It was limited to five hundred copies. It contained the following stories, and possibly one …

59344. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

Zygmunt G. Baranski

This is a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2001.

59347. The Fire People

Alexander Cordell

The Fire People is a historical novel by Alexander Cordell, first published in 1972. It forms part of the 'Second Welsh Trilogy' of Cordell's writings. It tells of events leading up to the 1831 Merthyr Rising in Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding areas in South Wales. Cordell's …

59359. Canoeing with the Cree

Eric(Author) ; Bancroft Sevareid, Ann(Foreword by)

Canoeing with the Cree is a 1935 book by Eric Sevareid recounting a canoe trip by Sevareid and his friend Walter Port. During the 1930 trip, sponsored by the Minneapolis Star, Sevareid and Port canoed more than 2,250 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota to York Factory on the …

59364. Birds of Western Australia

D. L. Serventy

The Birds of Western Australia is a book first published in 1948 by Patersons Press Ltd in Perth, Western Australia. Its full title originally was A Handbook of the Birds of Western Australia, though with the publication of the 5th edition only the shorter form was used. It was …

59369. Guilty Wives

David Ellis

No husbands allowed Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: …

59378. Wintergirls

Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls is a young adult novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It follows the story of Lia, an eighteen-year-old girl dealing with anorexia nervosa. The novel opens with the news that Lia's best friend of 10 years, Cassie, who was bulimic, has died, and the night she died, she …

59380. The Great and Secret Show

Clive Barker

The Great and Secret Show is a novel by British author Clive Barker. It was released in 1989 and it is the first "Book of the Art" in a trilogy, known as The Art Trilogy by fans. The novel is about the conflict between two highly evolved men – Randolph Jaffe and Richard Fletcher …

59381. The Coral Island

Ballandyne Robert

The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only …

59390. Unseen Academicals

Terry & Briggs Pratchett, Stephen

Unseen Academicals is the 37th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. The novel satirises football, and features Mustrum Ridcully setting up an Unseen University football team, with the Librarian in goal. It includes new details about "below stairs" life at the university. …

59393. Twelve Sharp

Janet Evanovich

Twelve Sharp, published in 2006, is the 12th novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. The hardcover version appeared at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List in the week of July 9, 2006, while the paperback release has also been in the top …

59398. 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 …

59399. 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 …

59400. Autobiography

Morrissey

Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982–1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he …



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