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.

59202. Barbarian Sentiments

William Pfaff

Barbarian Sentiments is a book written by William Pfaff.

59216. 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 …

59217. 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 …

59218. Story of the Negro

Arna Bontemps

Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps is a children's history book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1949. The non-fiction book begins with a history of major African civilizations such as the Ghana and Mandingo Empires. The horrors of the Atlantic slave trade are described, …

59219. A general theory of exploitation and class

John Roemer

A General Theory of Exploitation and Class is a 1982 book by John Roemer that is the classic reconstruction of theories of exploitation and class within Analytical Marxism. It forms part of a body of work on exploitation that has been highly influential.

59228. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He …

59229. Emeka

Frederick Forsyth

Emeka a biography by Frederick Forsyth about his friend Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, head of the state of Biafra, a republic that seceded from Nigeria and was briefly independent. The book was published in 1982. In 1991 a revised edition was published. "Emeka" is an …

59242. The Periodic Table of Science Fiction

Michael Swanwick

The Periodic Table of Science Fiction is a collection of 118 very short stories by science fiction author Michael Swanwick. Each story is named after an element in the periodic table, including the then-undiscovered Ununseptium. The stories were commissioned to run on Eileen …

59246. Hit and Run

Mark Delaney

Hit and Run is a book written by Mark Delaney.

59247. Ancient Fire

Mark London Williams

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

59254. Dreamer

Daniel Quinn

Dreamer is a novel written by Daniel Quinn in 1988.

59257. Agent Arthur's Desert Challenge

Martin Oliver

Agent Arthur's Desert Challenge is book 19 in the Usborne Puzzle Adventure series of children's books.

59258. Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel and the best known work by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. The novel narrates main character Janie Crawford's "ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own …

59259. Angel Island

Inez Haynes Irwin

Angel Island is a science fiction/fantasy novel by American feminist author, journalist and suffragette Inez Haynes Irwin, writing under the name Inez Haynes Gillmore. It was originally published by Henry Holt in January 1914. The novel is about a group of men shipwrecked on an …

59265. Dark Futures

Russell Blackford

Dark Futures is a book published in 2002 that was written by Russell Blackford.

59268. The Jones Men

Vern E. Smith

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

59269. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

John Theydon

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a book published in 1967 that was written by John W. Jennison.

59270. 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 …

59272. The Lost Souls of the Twilight

Anne Spencer Parry

The Lost Souls of the Twilight is a book published in 1977 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

59275. Camo Girl

Kekla Magoon

Camo Girl is a book written by Kekla Magoon.

59277. 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 …

59278. A Little Bit Dead

Chap Reaver

A Little Bit Dead is an Edgar Award winning book by Chap Reaver.

59280. Faber Book of Irish Verse

John Montague

The Faber Book of Irish Verse was a poetry anthology edited by John Montague and first published in 1974 by Faber and Faber. Recognised as an important collection, it has been described as 'the only general anthology of Irish verse in the past 30 years that has a claim to be a …

59282. Another Time

W. H. Auden

Another Time is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1940. This book contains Auden's shorter poems written between 1936 and 1939, except for those already published in Letters from Iceland and Journey to a War. These poems are among the best-known of his entire career. …

59286. 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.

59294. The inhabitant of the lake and less welcome tenants

Ramsey Campbell

The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by British author J. Ramsey Campbell, who dropped the initial from his name in subsequent publications. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,009 copies …

59300. Derby Day

D. J. Taylor

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

59302. Trees of North America

BROCKMAN/MERRILEES

Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification is a book published in 1968 that was written by C. Frank Brockman.

59305. Waltz Across Texas

Max Crawford

Waltz Across Texas is a book written by Max Crawford.

59306. 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 …

59307. The Spy Who Sat and Waited

Robert Wright Campbell

The Spy Who Sat and Waited is a novel written by Robert Wright Campbell.

59309. The Namesake

Jhumpa

The Namesake is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It was originally a novella published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full-length novel. It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Interpreter of …

59310. The Skeleton Man

Jay Bennett

The Skeleton Man is a book by Jay Bennett.

59312. The Cardinal of the Kremlin

Tom Clancy

The Cardinal of the Kremlin is a novel by Tom Clancy, featuring his character Jack Ryan. It is a sequel to The Hunt for Red October, based on the development of the Strategic Defense Initiative and its Soviet equivalent, covering themes including intelligence gathering and …

59314. The Poky Little Puppy

Janette Sebring Lowrey

The Poky Little Puppy is the titular character and a children's book written by Texas author Janette Sebring Lowrey and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. It was first published in 1942 as one of the first 12 books in the Simon and Schuster series Little Golden Books. The copyright …

59317. The Pacific Between

Raymond K. Wong

The Pacific Between is a romantic coming of age novel by Raymond K. Wong. Published in 2006, The Pacific Between was the finalist for the IPPY Book Award in 2006. The novel is loosely based on the author's experience as an immigrant and young adult, but the characters and events …

59319. Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of …

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of Anti-Semitism is a book written by Rosemary Radford Ruether.

59327. Amityville: The Nightmare Continues

R. Karl Largent

Amityville: The Nightmare Continues is a 1991 horror novel written by Robin Karl. It is the final installment and attempted reboot of Amityville book series.

59329. The Eternal Lover

Edgar Rice

The Eternal Lover is an Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy-adventure novel. The story was begun in November 1913 under the working title Nu of the Niocene. It was first run serially in two parts by All-Story Weekly. The first part, released March 7, 1914 was titled "The Eternal Lover" …

59330. Lost Lansdale Series

Joe R. Lansdale

The Lost Lansdale Series is a series of four books by Joe R. Lansdale. None of the books in the Lost Lansdale series will ever be re-issued in any form including paperback. All have long since sold out.

59336. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from …

59340. The Burning Land

Barbara Siegel

The Burning Land is a book published in 1987 that was written by Barbara Siegel and Scott Siegel.

59344. 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.

59345. Space Lawyer

Nat Schachner

Space Lawyer is a science fiction novel by Nat Schachner. It was released in 1953 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4,000 copies. The novel is a fix-up from two short stories, "Old Fireball" and "Jurisdiction", both of which had originally appeared in the magazine Astounding.

59348. Very Much a Lady

Shana Alexander

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

59349. The Pride of Bear Creek

Robert E. Howard

The Pride of Bear Creek is a collection of Western short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1966 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. Grant also published an edition in 1977 with illustrations by Tim Kirk.

59350. 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 …

59351. When the Birds Fly South

Stanton A. Coblentz

When the Birds Fly South is a classic lost race fantasy novel written by Stanton A. Coblentz, a "significant tale ... involving avian theriomorphy." It was first published in hardcover by The Wings Press, Mill Valley, California in 1945 and reprinted in 1951. Its importance in …

59352. 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 …

59353. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

C. S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1952. It was the third published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and Lewis had finished writing it in 1950, before the first book was out. It is volume …

59354. About Time

Paul Davis

About Time is the second book written by Paul Davies, regarding the subject of time. The intended audience is the general public, rather than science academics. About Time explores selected mysteries of spacetime, following on from Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, which …

59355. The Bridge to Nowhere

Megan McDonald

The Bridge to Nowhere is a young adult novel by the American writer Megan McDonald. Based on an actual incident in 1964, its protagonist is Hallie, a Pittsburgh seventh-grader coping with the mental depression of her laid off father, an iron worker, and the separation she …

59358. God Drug

Stephen L. Antczak

God Drug is a science fiction graphic novel by Stephen Antczak that has been reviewed as being "1 part Apocalypse Now, 1 part Salvador Dali, 2 parts The Trip, 1 pinch each of The Terminator, Mary Poppins, and Silence of the Lambs...marinade in equal parts alcohol and your …

59359. The Callahan Cousins #3

Elizabeth Doyle Carey

The Callahan Cousins #3 is a book published in 2006 that was written by Elizabeth Doyle Carey.

59370. One-Night Baby

Susan Stephens

One-Night Baby is a book written by Susan Stephens.

59375. Wieland

Brown Chas Brockden

Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale, usually simply called Wieland, is the first major work by Charles Brockden Brown. First published in 1798, it distinguishes the true beginning of his career as a writer. Wieland is the first – and most famous – American Gothic …

59379. Angel Rock

Katrina Parker Williams

Angel Rock is a crime novel by Darren Williams, first published in 2002.

59386. Comet

Carl (1934-1996). Druyan Sagan, Ann (1949-)

Comet is a popular-science book by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. The authors describe the scientific nature of comets, as well as their varying roles and perceptions throughout history. The evolution of human understanding of comets is also detailed, and thinkers and astronomers …

59390. Behind the Paint

Hobey Violent J; Echlin

Behind the Paint is the 2003 autobiography of American hip hop artist Joseph Bruce, better known as Violent J, one half of the Detroit, Michigan hip hop group Insane Clown Posse. The book focuses on Bruce's entire life up until 2002. It begins with a chronological account of his …

59393. The Long Way to Die

James N. Frey

The Long Way to Die is a book written by James N. Frey.

59395. The Revenge of the Shadow King

Derek Benz & J.S. Lewis

The Revenge of the Shadow King is the first volume of three books in the Grey Griffins series written in collaborative writing by American authors Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis, and published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. The book follows the story of four friends …

59397. How Music Works

David Byrne

Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: It's no surprise that David Byrne knows his music. As the creative force behind Talking Heads and many solo and collaborative ventures, he's been writing, playing, and recording music for decades. What is surprising is how well his …

59398. In Praise of Profanity

Michael Adams

When President Obama signed the affordable health care act in 2009, the Vice President was overheard to utter an enthusiastic "This is a big f****** deal!" A town in Massachusetts levies $20 fines on swearing in public. Nothing is as paradoxical as our attitude toward swearing …

59399. Confessions: The Paris Mysteries (New York Times …

James Patterson

The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world's bestselling mystery writer!After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her …

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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