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.

59603. Rivers of Babylon

Peter Pist'anek

Rivers of Babylon is a 1991 thriller novel by Peter Pišťanek. The plot focuses on the criminal underworld of Bratislava, Slovakia around the time of the Velvet Revolution. The characters - a collection of pimps, prostitutes and swindlers - are all seeking to make themselves a …

59606. Like Most Revelations: New Poems

Richard Howard

Like Most Revelations: New Poems is a book of poetry written by Richard Howard.

59611. The Brethren

John Grisham

The Brethren is a legal thriller novel by American author John Grisham, published in 2000.

59616. Handles

Jan Mark

Handles is a realistic children's novel by Jan Mark, first published in 1983 by Kestrel Books of Harmondsworth, London, with illustrations by David Parkins. Set in the Norfolk countryside, it features a city girl on holiday, who loves motorcycles. Nicholas Tucker calls it "a …

59617. 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 …

59618. Glory of the Seas

Agnes Danforth Hewes

Glory of the Seas is a children's historical novel by Agnes Hewes. It is set in Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1850s. The novel, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, was first published in 1933 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934. The novel has two main themes. The first concerns …

59619. The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the …

Janet Gaylord Moore

The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art is a book by Janet Gaylord Moore.

59620. Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot

Clara Ingram Judson

Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson is a biography of Theodore Roosevelt written for children, one of the author's series on American presidents. It was first published in 1953 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1954.

59621. Stories from the English and Scottish Ballads

Ruth Manning-Sanders

Stories from the English and Scottish Ballads is a 1968 anthology of 15 ballads that have been collected and retold in prose or fairy tale form by Ruth Manning-Sanders, for easier reading. It is one in a long series of anthologies by Manning-Sanders. Most, if not all, of the …

59627. 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 …

59633. Alexa

Stan Lee

59637. Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged is a 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Atlas Shrugged includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains Rand's …

59646. The Faraway Drums

Jon Cleary

The Faraway Drums is a 1981 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary about an American journalist and British intelligence officer who try to stop the assassination of King George V at the 1911 Delhi Durbar. Film rights were sold but abandoned after it was realised how much …

59653. Moonstalker

Appleton

Moonstalker is a book published in 1992 that was written under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

59654. 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.

59656. Presumed Innocent

Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent, published in August 1987, is Scott Turow's first novel, which tells the story of a prosecutor charged with the murder of his colleague, an attractive and intelligent prosecutor, Carolyn Polhemus. It is told in the first person by the accused, Rožat "Rusty" …

59658. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

59661. South to a very old place

Albert Murray

South to a very old place is a book written by Albert Murray.

59670. Letters to a young activist

Todd Gitlin

Letters to a Young Activist is a book published in 2003 that was written by Todd Gitlin.

59672. Beacon Hills High

Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

Beacon Hills High is a book written by Mo'Nique and Sherri McGee McCovey.

59673. Washington Square

Henry James

Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, unemotional …

59680. The Monarch of the Glen

Compton Mackenzie

The Monarch of the Glen is a Scottish comic farce novel written by English-born Scottish author Compton Mackenzie and published in 1941. The first in Mackenzie's Highland Novels series, it depicts the life in the fictional Scottish castle of Glenbogle. The television programme …

59693. The Little Kingdom

Michael Moritz

The Little Kingdom is the first book that documented the development of Apple Computer. It was published in 1984 and written by then-Time Magazine reporter Michael Moritz. While Jobs initially cooperated with Moritz, he ended communication in the middle of the project and did …

59702. Passion play

Sarah Ruhl

Passion play is a play by Sarah Ruhl.

59708. Seeker After Truth

Idries Shah

Seeker After Truth: A Handbook was written by Idries Shah, one of the foremost writers on Sufism. It was first published by Octagon Press in 1982. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a complete course that could fulfil the function he had fulfilled while …

59710. The Spy Who Sat and Waited

Robert Wright Campbell

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

59711. The Husband

Dean Koontz

The Husband is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 2006. Focus Features, in conjunction with Random House Films, has announced that a film adaptation has been greenlit. When the film will go into production and when it will be released are not determined …

59712. The Skeleton Man

Jay Bennett

The Skeleton Man is a book by Jay Bennett.

59718. Top Ten Bible Stories

Michael Coleman

Top Ten Bible Stories is a book published in 1998 that was written by Michael Coleman.

59720. Polar Star

Martin Cruz Smith

Polar Star is a 1989 crime novel by Martin Cruz Smith, set in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s. It is a sequel to Gorky Park and features former militsiya investigator Arkady Renko, taking place during the period of Perestroika.

59724. 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.

59731. 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.

59732. God inside of me

Della Reese

God inside of me is a book by Della Reese.

59742. A Hornbook for Witches

Leah Bodine Drake

A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy is a collection of poems by Leah Bodine Drake. It was released in 1950, and was the author's first book and her only collection published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 553 copies, of which 300 were given to the author, …

59743. Spells and Philtres

Clark Ashton Smith

Spells and Philtres is a collection of poems by Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1958 and was the author's fifth book and second collection of poetry to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 519 copies. The book was a second stop-gap volume …

59748. A Door into Ocean

Joan Slonczewksi

A Door into Ocean is a 1986 feminist science fiction novel by Joan Slonczewski. The novel shows themes of ecofeminism and nonviolent revolution, combined with Slonczewski's own mastery of knowledge in the field of biology.

59749. Half a Life

V. S. Nailpaul

Half a Life is a 2001 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul published by Alfred A. Knopf. The novel is set in India, Africa and Europe. Half a Life was long listed for the Man Booker prize.

59756. Drowning Ruth

Christina Swartz

Drowning Ruth is a 2000 bestselling novel by Christina Schwarz, author of four books. It was chosen as a selection for Oprah's Book Club in September 2000. It is also being made into a movie.

59757. Eeny Meeny Murder Mo

Rex Stout

"Eeny Meeny Murder Mo" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the March 1962 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

59769. An Introduction to the Detective Story

LeRoy Panek

An Introduction to the Detective Story is a book by LeRoy Panek.

59775. Eighth Grade Bites

Heather Brewer

Eighth Grade Bites is a novel written by Heather Brewer, centered on its main character Vladimir Tod, a vampire from birth.

59785. 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 …

59797. DEATH Deluxe Edition

Neil Gaiman

A New York Times Best Seller!From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN comes fan-favorite character Death in a new deluxe hardcover edition collecting her solo adventures!The first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One …

59798. 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 …

59800. 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 …



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