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.

59410. The Ivory Child

H. Rider Haggard

The Ivory Child is a novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain.

59416. Soldiers in Hiding

Richard Wiley

Soldiers in Hiding is the first novel by Richard Wiley. It received the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

59417. Hello the Boat!

Phyllis Crawford

Hello the Boat! is a children's historical novel by Phyllis Crawford. Set in 1817, it follows the journey of a store-boat down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. The novel, illustrated by Edward Laning, was first published in 1938 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in …

59418. Belling the Tiger

Mary Stolz

Belling the Tiger is a book by Mary Stolz.

59419. Clearing Weather

Cornelia Meigs

Clearing Weather is a children's historical novel by Cornelia Meigs. Opening in a coastal Massachusetts town shortly after the American Revolution, it follows the circumstances of the building of a great sailing ship, the Jocasta, and its first voyage to the Caribbean. The …

59420. 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 …

59430. The Damagers

Donald Hamilton

The Damagers, published in 1993, is a spy novel by Donald Hamilton, and the twenty-seventh volume of the adventures of government assassin Matt Helm. Hamilton had launched the series in 1960 with Death of a Citizen and this novel is a sequel to the second Helm book, The Wrecking …

59438. Murder at the Met

David Black

Murder at the Met is a book written by David Black.

59439. Fourth Generation Evaluation

Egon Guba

Fourth Generation Evaluation is a book by Egon Guba and Yvonne Lincoln.

59441. Many Marriages

Sherwood Anderson

Many Marriages is a 1923 Sherwood Anderson novel, largely plotless and considered by many to be the beginning of his decline as a writer. The novel did have its champions, however, F. Scott Fitzgerald among them. In this novel, Anderson continued his use of new psychological …

59446. 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 …

59449. A Little Raw on Monday Mornings

Robert Cormier

A Little Raw on Monday Mornings is an adult novel published by popular young adult author Robert Cormier in 1963.

59450. Pursuit of the House-Boat

John K. Bangs

Pursuit of the House-Boat is an 1897 novel by John Kendrick Bangs, and the second one to feature his Associated Shades take on the afterlife.

59451. The Man in the Cage

Jack Vance

The Man in the Cage is a book by Jack Vance.

59454. Cockroach cooties

Laurence Yep

Cockroach Cooties is a children's novel by Laurence Yep.

59457. Shy Leopardess

Leslie Barringer

Shy Leopardess is a fantasy novel by Leslie Barringer, the third and last book in his three volume Neustrian Cycle. It is set around the 14th century in an alternate medieval France called Neustria. The book was first published in the United Kingdom by Methuen in 1948. Its …

59458. Beyond Reason

Ken Englade

Beyond Reason is a book written by Ken Englade.

59459. The Sheikh's Captive Bride

Susan Stephens

The Sheikh's Captive Bride is a book written by Susan Stephens.

59461. The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

Thomas M. Disch

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars is a book published in 1988 that was written by Thomas M. Disch.

59463. Purple Pirate

Talbot Mundy

Purple Pirate is a fantasy novel by author Talbot Mundy. It was first published in 1935 by Appleton-Century.

59468. Great Women Mystery Writers

Kathleen Gregory Klein

Great Women Mystery Writers is a book written by Kathleen Klein.

59469. Chameleon was a Spy

Diane Redfield Massie

Chameleon was a Spy is a book by Diane Redfield Massie.

59476. The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights

Bruce Zick

The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights is a 2006 fantasy novel written and illustrated by Bruce Zick.

59477. 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 …

59483. The Lieutenant

Kate Grenville

The Lieutenant is a historical novel by Kate Grenville, published in 2008. The novel loosely follows historical facts based on the experiences of William Dawes, an officer of the Royal Marines who was on the 1788 First Fleet from England to the New South Wales colony. His …

59484. A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old …

Frank Norris

A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West is a collection of short stories written by the American author Frank Norris. It was published posthumously in 1903 by Doubleday, Page & Company and composed primarily of recently published works.

59487. Innocent: Her Fancy and His Fact

Marie Corelli

Innocent: Her Fancy and His Fact is a 1914 English novel by Marie Corelli. Its theme is the mistreatment of illegitimate children. It also contains several proto-feminist polemics against marriage.

59490. The Tony Years

Craig Brown

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

59492. Secrets at Hidden Valley

Willo Davis Roberts

Secrets at Hidden Valley is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

59496. Album of Dinosaurs

Tom McGowen

Album of Dinosaurs is a 1972 dinosaur book written by Tom McGowen and illustrated by Rod Ruth. First published by Rand McNally & Company. It was first published in Spanish in 1985 and second published in 1987 by Fernández Editores, México, DF, translated by Jorge Blanco y …

59503. Trouble in the Barkers' Class

Tomie dePaola

Trouble in the Barkers' Class is a book published in 2003 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

59504. 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 …

59507. The Guns of August

Barbara Tuckman

The Guns of August, also published as August 1914, is a volume of history by Barbara Tuchman. It is centered on the first month of World War I. After introductory chapters, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the conflict. Its focus then becomes a military …

59508. 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 …

59510. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen.

59512. Swimming Home

Deborah Levy

Swimming Home is a novel by British writer Deborah Levy, published on 10 September 2012. The short novel deals with the experiences of poet Joe Jacobs, when his family vacation is interrupted by a fanatical reader. Critical reception for the novel was generally favourable. On …

59514. What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

John Brockman

What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable is a book edited by John Brockman, which deals with "dangerous" ideas, or ideas that some people would react to in ways that suggest a disruption of morality and ethics. Scientists, philosophers, artists, …

59523. 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 …

59524. Aristotle and the Gun and Other Stories

L. Sprague de Camp

Aristotle and the Gun and Other Stories is a 2002 collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, published in hardcover by the Gale Group as part of its Five Star Speculative Fiction Series. The book contains short works of fiction by the …

59531. Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir

Bryan

Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir is a book by Bryan Burrough about the Russian Mir space station and the cosmonauts and astronauts who served aboard. The story centres on astronaut Jerry Linenger and the events on the Shuttle and Mir Space Programme in 1997. Personnel …

59533. Database System Concepts

Abraham/ Korth Silberschatz, Henry F./ Sudarshan, S.

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 …

59538. The Burning Wire

Jeffery Deaver

The Burning Wire is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver featuring the officially retired, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. It is the ninth novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series.

59540. 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.

59542. 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 …

59548. Don't Call it Frisco

Herb Caen

"Don't Call it Frisco" is Herb Caen's fourth book.

59554. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in …

David Shobin

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon is a non-fiction book by American author David Grann. It tells the story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For decades, …

59556. Slow Dancing

Elizabeth Benedict

Slow Dancing is a book written by Elizabeth Benedict

59559. Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information

J. D MacDonald

Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information is a compact handbook on Australian birds published in 1973. It was authored by the originally British ornithologist James David Macdonald who moved permanently to Australia in 1968 following his retirement from a long career with the …

59560. The Rodeo Murder

Rex Stout

"The Rodeo Murder" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in April 1960 in the short-story collection Three at Wolfe's Door.

59566. The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the …

59568. Come to Me

Amy Bloom

Come to Me is a book written by Amy Bloom.

59578. Epicœne, or The silent woman

Ben Johson

Epicœne, or The silent woman, also known as Epicene, is a comedy by Renaissance playwright Ben Jonson. It was originally performed by the Blackfriars Children or Children of the Queen's Revels, a group of boy players, in 1609. It was, by Jonson's admission, a failure on its …

59579. Odd Hours

Dean Kootz

Odd Hours is the fourth novel in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. It was released on May 20, 2008.

59583. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carengie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, it has sold 15 million copies world-wide. Leon Shimkin of the publishing firm Simon & Schuster took one of the …

59584. Sea Change

robert harmon

Sea Change is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Jesse Stone series.

59592. Flashforward

Robert J. Sawyer

Flashforward is a science fiction novel by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer first published in 1999. The novel is set in 2009. At CERN, the Large Hadron Collider accelerator is performing a run to search for the Higgs boson. The experiment has a unique side effect; the entire …

59595. Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong is a 1993 novel by English author Sebastian Faulks. Faulks' fourth novel, it tells of a man called Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life both before and during World War I. Birdsong is part of a trilogy of novels by Sebastian Faulks, together with The Girl …

59597. Cinderella: Fables Are Forever

Chris Roberson

Fabletown's favorite secret agent and bon vivant Cinderella is back on the job again in this follow up limited series to CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE. Someone is killing sorcerers out on the Farm, and all signs point to Cinderella's archnemesis from the old days. The …

59598. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

59599. Shadows Before the Sun

Kelly Gay

The electrifying sequel to the acclaimed urban fantasies The Better Part of Darkness, The Darkest Edge of Dawn, and The Hour of Dust and Ashes!Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in …

59600. Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel

Meg Cabot

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding—but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a …



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