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.

59602. The Black Wolf

Galad Elflandsson

The Black Wolf is a horror novel by Galad Elflandsson. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,020 copies. The novel was reprinted in paperback by Centaur Books in 1980.

59606. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes is a 2005 book by Bill Watterson.

59612. 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.

59618. William Faulkner

Irving Howe

William Faulkner is a book by Irving Howe.

59619. The Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Rogers

The Pursuit of Happiness is a book written by Thomas Rogers.

59620. The black prince and other stories

Shirley Ann Grau

The black prince and other stories is a book written by Shirley Ann Grau.

59621. The Wild Birthday Cake

Lavinia R. Davis

The Wild Birthday Cake is a book written by Lavinia R. Davis and illustrated by Hildegard Woodward.

59622. The Little Swineherd and Other Tales

Paula Fox

The Little Swineherd and Other Tales is a book written by Paula Fox.

59623. Watch and Ward

Henry James

Watch and Ward is a short novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1871 and later as a book in 1878. This was James' first attempt at a novel, though he virtually disowned the book later in life. James was still in his apprentice stage as a …

59631. 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 …

59634. Catherine, Called Birdy

Karen Cushman

Catherine, Called Birdy is the first children's novel written by Karen Cushman. It is a historical novel in diary format, set in thirteenth century England. It was published in 1994, and won the Newbery Honor and Golden Kite Award in 1995.

59638. 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.

59644. The Levels

Peter Benson

The Levels is a book written by Peter Benson.

59647. 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 …

59656. The Phishing Manual

Dean Budnick

The Phishing Manual: A Compendium to the Music of Phish is one of the first books to be written on the history of the band Phish. It includes the forming of the band at the University of Vermont in 1983, their rise to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and finally discusses …

59659. Deadline

Marcy Heidish

Deadline is a book written by Marcy Heidish.

59660. 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 …

59661. Emperor of America

Richard Condon

Emperor of America is a novel by Richard Condon. It is a satire about an "Imperial Presidency", poking fun at Ronald Reagan.

59663. C++ Programming Style

Tom Cargill

C++ Programming Style is a book written by Tom Cargill.

59664. Autobiography of Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling …

59668. In Lovecraft's Shadow

August Derleth

In Lovecraft's Shadow: The Cthulhu Mythos Stories of August Derleth is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1998 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 2,051 copies. The stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos and several …

59669. Kellory the Warlock

Lin Carter

Kellory the Warlock is a fix-up fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, the third book of the Chronicles of Kylix series. Its seven episodic chapters were originally written as short stories, but only one, "In the Valley of Silence," had been previously published. The book was …

59674. The President Vanishes

Rex Stout

The President Vanishes is a political novel by Rex Stout that was published in 1934. It was written after, but published before, Fer-de-Lance, the first Nero Wolfe novel. "The President Vanishes was published anonymously," wrote Stout's authorized biographer John McAleer. "Rex …

59677. Hardheaded Weather

Cornelius Eady

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

59679. Dickens

Peter Ackroyd

Dickens is a 1990 book by Peter Ackroyd.

59680. The Little White Car

Rhodes De

The Little White Car, is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes, published under the pen name Danuta de Rhodes in 2004 by Canongate and has been translated into 12 languages. The book's premise, based on real-world evidence, is that the car carrying Diana, Princess of Wales was in …

59688. Me and Hitch

Ed McBain

Me and Hitch is a 1997 book that chronicles the relationship between writer Evan Hunter and director Alfred Hitchcock, beginning with their meeting in the summer of 1959 through April 1963. It focuses upon their successful collaboration on The Birds, and their ill-fated …

59689. 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.

59690. Why Britain is at war

Harold Nicolson

Why Britain is at War is a polemic treatise written by Harold Nicolson and first published by Penguin Books on 7 November 1939 shortly after the Second World War began. In the book, Nicolson explores Adolf Hitler's insatiable grasp for power, the foreign policy brinkmanship and …

59693. The Three-Seated Space Ship

Louis Slobodkin

The Three-Seated Space Ship is a book published in 1962 that was written by Louis Slobodkin.

59696. Peter the Great: His Life and World

Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great: His Life and World is a 1980 work written by Robert K. Massie. The book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The book chronicles the life of Peter I of Russia, and is divided into five parts: "Old Muscovy", "The Great Embassy", "The Great …

59697. Bury the Dead

Peter Carter

Bury the Dead is a book by Peter Carter.

59709. Fireworks and Darkness

Natalie Jane Prior

Fireworks and Darkness is a 2002 young-adult novel by Natalie Jane Prior. It follows the story of Simeon Runciman who is a firework maker and former dark magician who is caught in up in murder and magic when his enemy reappears. It is followed by a companion book entitled Star …

59710. A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words

John Camden Hotten

A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words is a dictionary of slang originally compiled by publisher and lexicographer John Camden Hotten in 1859. The first edition was published in 1859, with the full title and subtitle: A dictionary of modern slang, cant, and vulgar …

59713. 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 …

59714. Battle Order 204

Christobel Mattingley

Battle Order 204 is a historical, non-fiction novel that recounts the experiences of David Mattingley a bomber pilot of the Royal Australian Air Force serving with No. 625 Squadron RAF. It follows Mattingley's dream to one day be a pilot and his journey from start to finish into …

59716. Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical …

59717. The Mother/Child Papers

Alicia Suskin Ostriker

The Mother/Child Papers is Alicia Ostriker’s fourth book of poetry. It was originally published by Momentum Press in 1980 and was re-published in 1986 and 2009. The book is divided into four sections, and draws inspiration from the events of the Vietnam War era and Ostriker's …

59724. The Discovery of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942–46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra, India.The Discovery of India is an honour paid to the rich cultural heritage of India, its history and its philosophy as seen …

59727. Coping with the Family

Peter Corey

Coping with the Family is a book published in 1994 that was written by Peter Corey.

59731. 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 …

59741. Fevre Dream

George Martin

Fevre Dream is a 1982 vampire novel written by best-selling U.S. novelist George R. R. Martin. It is set on the antebellum Mississippi River beginning in 1857; it has been described by some as "Bram Stoker meets Mark Twain." The book was first published in the U.S. in 1982 by …

59742. Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide

S. G. Wilkens

Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide is an original novel based on the hit ABC Family series Kyle XY. As a "tie-in" to the television series, the novel uses many of the same themes present in Kyle XY's first season, as well as building on the 'Kyle Trager true identity' plot-line. The novel …

59745. The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and is one of Poe's most …

59748. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Joseph Fielding Snith

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith is a book compiling selected sermons and portions of sermons and sundry teachings of Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the Latter Day Saint movement. The title page reads as follows: Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith is generally given credit …

59749. STAR Academy

Edward Kay

STAR Academy is a 2009 comedic sci-fi children's novel by Canadian author Edward Kay, who is also the co-creator of the animated series, Jimmy Two-Shoes. The book was published in September 2009, by Random House / Doubleday Canada. STAR Academy has been compared by some to Harry …

59751. Someone in the Dark

August Derleth

Someone in the Dark is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1941 and was the second book published by Arkham House. 1,115 copies were printed, priced at $2.00. In Thirty Years of Arkham House, Derleth implied that this …

59755. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

James Pittaro

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment is the first book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. The book was released in the US on April 11, 2005 and in the UK on July 4, 2005. The book is set in the near future and centers on the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids on …

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.

59760. Light a Penny Candle

Binchy Maive

Light a Penny Candle is Maeve Binchy's first novel, which follows two girls growing up during and in the aftermath of World War II.

59768. The Sheep-Pig

Dick King-Smith

The Sheep-Pig, or Babe, the Gallant Pig in the U.S., is a children's novel by Dick King-Smith, first published by Gollancz in 1983 with illustrations by Mary Rayner. Set in rural England, where King-Smith spent twenty years as a farmer, it features a lone pig on a sheep farm. It …

59771. Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre /ˈɛər/ is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. …

59772. 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 …

59773. Anansi Boys

Neil

Anansi Boys is a novel by Neil Gaiman. In the novel, "Mr. Nancy", an incarnation of the West African trickster god Anansi, dies, leaving two sons, who in turn discover each other. The novel follows their adventures as they explore their common heritage. Anansi Boys was published …

59785. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Erich Fromm

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness is a book written by Erich Fromm.

59788. Interpretation of Schizophrenia

Silvano Arieti

Interpretation of Schizophrenia is a book by Italy-born American psychiatrist Silvano Arieti that sets forth demonstrative evidence of a psychological etiology for schizophrenia. Arieti expanded the book vastly in 1974 and that edition won the U.S. National Book Award in the …

59794. The Land I Lost

Quang Nhuong Huynh

The Land I Lost is an autobiographical book that centers on the life of the author, Quang Nhuong Huynh. The book was first published by Harper & Row in 1982, and was illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai. Huynh's second book, Water Buffalo Days, used multiple passages originally …

59797. Fables Vol. 21: Happily Ever After

Bill Willingham

In the aftermath of Bigby Wolf’s destruction, a shift in the Fables’ underlying power structure threatens to split their community into two warring factions - one led by Snow White, the other by her sister Rose Red. Accelerating this process are the machinations of an …

59798. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, …

Steven Pinker

"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates "A terrific book...[Pinker] recounts the progress across a broad array of metrics, from health to wars, the environment to happiness, equal rights to quality of life." --The New York TimesThe follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking …

59799. 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 …

59800. Come Sundown

Nora Roberts

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Nora Roberts now available in paperback.Come Sundown named as one of Whoopi Goldberg's "Favorite Summer Reads" on ABC's The View and one of NY Post's biggest blockbuster "Whizbang Books" of the summer.A novel of suspense, family ties, and …



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