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.

59601. A Choice of Magic

Ruth Manning-Sanders

A Choice of Magic is a 1971 anthology of 32 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. In fact, the book is mostly a collection of tales published in previous Manning-Sanders anthologies. Stories are pulled from A Book of …

59602. The Misfortunes of Mr. Teal

Leslie Charteris

The Misfortunes of Mr. Teal is a collection of three mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom in May 1934 by Hodder and Stoughton and the United States by The Crime Club. The book was republished under two additional titles: The Saint in …

59605. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

59613. The Brethren

John Grisham

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

59622. The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective …

59624. The black prince and other stories

Shirley Ann Grau

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

59625. New Land

Sarah Lindsay Schmidt

New Land is a book by Sarah Schmidt

59626. 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 …

59627. 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.

59630. The Dermis Probe

Idries Shah

The Dermis Probe is a book by the writer Idries Shah published Octagon Press in 1970. A paperback edition was published in 1989 and again in 1993. The stories presented in the book are also available in an audio format. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a …

59637. Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Time

James R. Mellow

Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Time is a book written by James R. Mellow.

59642. For Mike

Shelley Sykes

For Mike is a book written by Shelley Sykes.

59647. By the North Gate

Joyce Carol Oates

By the North Gate is a collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates. It was the author's first book, first published by Vanguard Press in 1963. It was last published in 1971 by Fawcett. Two stories in the collection, "Edge of the World" and "The Fine White Mist of Winter", …

59649. Act of Fear

Michael Collins

Act of Fear is a book by Michael Collins.

59651. Amaze Your Friends

Peter Doyle

Amaze Your Friends is a 1998 Ned Kelly Award-winning novel by Australian author Peter Doyle.

59653. 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 …

59654. Ylana of Callisto

Lin Carter

Ylana of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the seventh in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in October 1977. Its working title was evidently Jungle Maid of Callisto, as announced in Locus #198, January 30, 1977; the …

59655. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

59657. Tara of the Twilight

Lin Carter

Tara of the Twilight is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Zebra Books in October 1979. According to Carter's introductory note, Tara of the Twilight represents his attempt to combine the genre of sword and sorcery with pornographic …

59660. One for the Road

Harold Pinter

One for the Road is an overtly-political one-act play by Harold Pinter, which premiered at Lyric Studio, Hammersmith, in London, on 13 March 1984, and was first published by Methuen in 1984.

59661. Equality

Edward Bellamy

Equality is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, and the sequel to Looking Backward: 2000–1887. It was first published in 1897. The book contains a minimal amount of plot; Bellamy primarily used Equality to expand on the theories he first explored in Looking Backward. The text is …

59666. Bing Crosby's Last Song

Lester Goran

Bing Crosby's Last Song is a novel by the American writer Lester Goran set in 1968 in the Oakland neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of Daly Racklin, a Pittsburgh attorney who on a spring day learns from his doctor that he has one year to live. Racklin …

59669. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a book written by Barbara Robinson in 1971. It tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys, six delinquent children surnamed Herdman who engage in misfit behavior for their age such as smoking, drinking jug wine, and …

59672. 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 …

59673. The Three Witch Maidens

Ruth Manning-Sanders

The Three Witch Maidens was originally published in the United Kingdom in 1972, by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. This entry, however, refers to the 1977 paperback version published by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. under its Beaver Books imprint. The book is an anthology of 15 fairy …

59674. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Ben Sherwood

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a 2004 novel by Ben Sherwood. It is a fictional fable about an extraordinary experience of a man called Charlie St. Cloud who is resuscitated following a car accident that kills his brother.

59677. 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 …

59678. Coping with Exams and Tests

Peter Corey

Coping with Exams and Tests is a book published in 1998 that was written by Peter Corey.

59680. Salome

Oscar Wilde

Salome is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay …

59686. Shadow train

John Ashbery

Shadow train is a collection of poetry by John Ashbery.

59693. 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 …

59695. 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 …

59707. Derby Day

D. J. Taylor

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

59708. The Case for Israel

Alan Dowty

The Case for Israel is a New York Times bestseller by Alan Dershowitz, a law professor at Harvard University. The authors intention was to respond to common criticisms of Israel.

59709. The cat of Bubastes

G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt is a historical novel for young people by British author G.A. Henty. It is the story of a young prince who becomes a slave when the Egyptians conquer his people, then is made a fugitive when his master accidentally kills a sacred cat. …

59711. Trouble in the Barkers' Class

Tomie dePaola

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

59713. The Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand(Author) ; Perry Russell, John(Introduction by)

The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: …

59719. The Skeleton Man

Jay Bennett

The Skeleton Man is a book by Jay Bennett.

59723. Santa Claus Bank Robbery

A. Greene

Santa Claus Bank Robbery is a book written by A. Greene.

59726. Right Ho, Jeeves

P. G.

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of …

59729. Where's the Birth Certificate?

Jerome Corsi

Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President is a book by Jerome Corsi which promotes the claim that U.S. president Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus constitutionally unqualified to hold the …

59732. 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 …

59733. Dreams and Fancies

H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams and Fancies is a collection of letters and fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1962 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,030 copies and was the sixth collection of Lovecraft's work to be released by Arkham …

59736. Wolfcry

Amelia

Wolfcry is the fourth installment of the Kiesha'ra Series by American author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The book is narrated by Oliza Shardae Cobriana, a fictional character who is the daughter of Zane Cobriana, a cobra shapeshifter, and Danica Shardae, a hawk shapeshifter. She …

59741. 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 …

59744. Coming of age in America: growth and acquiescence

Edgar Friedenberg

Coming of age in America: growth and acquiescence is a book written by Edgar Friedenberg.

59748. A Long Way from Chicago

Richard Fremantle

A Long Way from Chicago is a "novel in stories" by Richard Peck. It was awarded the Newbery Honor in 1999. Peck's sequel to this book, A Year Down Yonder, won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2001.

59752. The Chymical Wedding

Lindsay Clarke

The Chymical Wedding is a 1989 novel by Lindsay Clarke about the intertwined lives of six people in two different eras. Inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, the book includes themes of alchemy, the occult, fate, passion, and obsession. It won the Whitbread Prize for fiction …

59756. Booby Trap

Rex Stout

"Booby Trap" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the August 1944 issue of The American Magazine. It first appeared in book form as the second novella in the short-story collection Not Quite Dead Enough, published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1944.

59762. A Kiss of Shadows

Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows is the first novel in the Merry Gentry series by American writer Laurell K. Hamilton.

59763. Remember Me

Christopher Pike

Remember Me is a book published in 1989 that was written by Christopher Pike.

59765. A Short History of the English People

John Green

A Short History of the English People is a book written by English historian John Richard Green. Published in 1874, "it is a history, not of English Kings or English Conquests, but of the English People."

59774. Dearly Devoted Dexter

Jeff Lindsay

Dearly Devoted Dexter is a crime/horror novel by Jeff Lindsay, the second in his series about psychopathic vigilante Dexter Morgan, which has been adapted into a television series. It is narrated by the title character.

59775. 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 …

59783. Swindon Town Football Club 100 Greats

Dick Mattick

Swindon Town Football Club: 100 Greats is a book by Richard Mattick published in 2002. The book lists the 100 Swindon Town players that Mattick considered to be greatest. The players are in alphabetical order, as it was thought to be unfair to rank them. Mattick's criteria for …

59784. The Woods

Harlan Cobden

The Woods is a book written by Harlan Coben.

59787. Sea Change

robert harmon

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

59788. Infinity Blade: Awakening

Brandon Sanderson

Infinity Blade: Awakening is a novella by fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. It is based on the action role-playing iOS video game Infinity Blade developed by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games, and serves as a story bridge between the first and the second game. It was released …

59793. 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 …

59795. Woman Chief

Benjamin Capps

Woman Chief is a book written by Benjamin Capps.

59796. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, …

59797. Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure

James Patterson

One last chance...for Max, Fang, and Dylan...before it all ends.Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.Book …

59798. The Lost Ones

Ace Atkins

The Lost Ones is 2012 novel by Ace Atkins.



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