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.

59801. Ground water

Matthew Hollis

Ground water is a book written by Matthew Hollis.

59803. 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 …

59807. Lonely Vigils

Manly Wade Wellman

Lonely Vigils is a collection of fantasy, horror and mystery short stories by author Manly Wade Wellman. It was released in 1981 by Carcosa in an edition of 1,548 copies, of which the 566 pre-ordered copies were signed by the author and artist. The stories feature Wellman's …

59808. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

59816. Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His …

Harry Lee Poe

Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories is a book by Harry Lee Poe.

59822. Moses Supposes

Ellen Currie

Moses Supposes is a book written by Ellen Currie.

59823. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky McDermott

The Golem: A Jewish Legend is a book by Beverly Brodsky.

59824. Boy with a Pack

Stephen W. Meader

Boy with a Pack is a children's historical novel by Stephen W. Meader. Set in 1837, it follows the journey of 17-year-old trader Bill Crawford from New Hampshire to the Ohio Country. The novel, illustrated by Edward Shenton, was first published in 1939 and was a Newbery Honor …

59825. George Washington

Genevieve Foster

George Washington: An Initial Biography is a children's book by Genevieve Foster about the life of the first President of the United States. Though simply written, the biography is comprehensive and scrupulously authentic. The book, illustrated by the author, was first published …

59826. Sugaring Time

Kathryn Lasky

Sugaring Time is a book by Kathryn Lasky.

59828. The Story of the Glittering Plain

William Morris

The Story of the Glittering Plain is an 1891 fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It is also important for its …

59829. Four Farces

Georges Feydeau

Four Farces is a book written by Georges Feydeau.

59833. Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book

Martin Handford

Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book was a Where's Wally activity book released in 1990. The book introduces Wilma, her dog Woof, and the Wally Watchers. Unlike the previous three Where's Wally books, this book featured various puzzles and games rather than the traditional …

59834. Alexa

Stan Lee

59837. Out of the Unknown

A. E.; E. Mayne Hull Van Vogt

Out of the Unknown is a collection of fantasy short stories written by A. E. van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull. It was first published in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 1,000 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazine Unknown.

59842. Surface Tension

James Blish

"Surface Tension" is a science fiction short story by James Blish originally published in 1952. As collected in Blish's The Seedling Stars, it was revised to incorporate material from his earlier story "Sunken Universe", published in Super Science Stories in 1942.

59848. For Mike

Shelley Sykes

For Mike is a book written by Shelley Sykes.

59854. The Cider House Rules

John Irving

The Cider House Rules is a 1985 novel by John Irving. It is Irving's sixth published novel, and has been adapted into a film of the same name and a stage play by Peter Parnell.

59856. 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 …

59858. Nebula Winners Thirteen

Samuel R. Delany

Nebula Winners Thirteen is a 1980 anthology of short stories edited by Samuel R. Delany. The included works had won the Nebula Award and were originally published in 1977. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Isaac …

59862. The Straight Man

Roger L. Simon

The Straight Man is a book written by Roger L. Simon.

59865. The Earth House

Jeanne DuPrau

The Earth House is a 1993 novel by American author Jeanne DuPrau.

59866. Net.wars

Wendy M. Grossman

Net.wars is a non-fiction book by journalist Wendy M. Grossman about conflict and controversy among stakeholders on the Internet. It was published by NYU Press in 1997, and was simultaneously made available free as an online version. The book discusses conflicts which arose …

59867. Murder on the Midnight Plane

Gaby Waters

Murder on the Midnight Plane is book 3 in the Usborne Puzzle Adventure series of children's books. This was originally marketed as a "Solve It Yourself" book. Later this series was renamed "Usborne Puzzle Adventures". In 2001 the cover was redesigned.

59868. The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

Manuel Ramos

The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz is a book written by Manuel Ramos.

59873. Pink Collar Workers

Louise Howe

Pink Collar Workers is a book written by Louise Howe.

59881. A Card from Morocco

Robert Shaw

A Card from Morocco is a novel written by author and actor Robert Shaw. It was published in 1969. A Card from Morocco was the final novel in a trilogy, having been preceded by The Flag and The Man in the Glass Booth.

59888. Busybody Nora

Johanna Hurwitz

Busybody Nora is a children's book written by Johanna Hurwitz and illustrated by Susan Jeschke. It was first published in 1976. It was Hurwitz's first book and was an early chapter book. One of her daughters, Naomi was the inspiration for Nora. On Accelerated Reader, the level …

59893. Love for love

William Saroyan

Love for Love is a restoration comedy written by British playwright William Congreve. It premiered on 30 April 1695 at Betterton's Co., Lincoln's Inn Fields.

59894. Outsmart

Daniel Parker

Outsmart is a book written by Daniel Ehrenhaft.

59895. 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 …

59903. The Centre of Magic

Pamela Freeman

The Centre of Magic is a book published in 1998 that was written by Pamela Freeman.

59905. The Deserter

Peadar O'Guilin

The Deserter is a book published in September 2011 that was written by Peadar Ó Guilín.

59913. Year's Best SF 15

David Hartwell Kathryn Cramer

Year's Best SF 15 is a science fiction anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer that was published in June 2010. It is the fifteenth in the Year's Best SF series.

59918. 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.

59925. The Honour of the Knights

Stephen J Sweeney

The Honour of the Knights is a science fiction novel written by Stephen J Sweeney, the First Edition of which is licensed under Creative Commons. It was first published in 2009 and is the first book in the Battle for the Solar System novel trilogy. Sweeney wrote the novel after …

59926. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

59928. Act of Murder

Alan J. Wright

Act of Murder is a 2010 novel by the English writer Alan Wright. It won the Dundee International Book Prize, the largest monetary British Prize for first novels, in 2010, and was published by Polygon Press. It is a historical murder mystery set in 1894. The Courier described the …

59929. Troy: Fall of Kings

David & Stella

Troy: Fall of Kings is a historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming the final part of the Troy Series. It was finished by his wife, Stella Gemmell, following his death on July 28, 2006 and released under the joint authorship of David and Stella …

59938. The Psychology of Religion and Coping

Kenneth Pargament

The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice by Kenneth Pargament was published in the United States in 1997. It is addressed to professional psychologists and researchers, and has been reviewed in many professional journals. Originally hardbound, it was …

59939. Travels with my cello

Julian Lloyd Webber

The 1984 autobiography by Julian Lloyd Webber, Travels with My Cello, covers his childhood through to travelling the world as a concert performer in the early 1980s.

59941. 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.

59942. Murder Must Advertise

Dorothy L. Sayers

Murder Must Advertise is a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, published in 1933. Most of the action takes place in an advertising agency, a setting with which Sayers was very familiar. One of her advertising colleagues, Bobby Bevan, was the inspiration for the …

59948. Haunted Mesa Louis Lamour Collection

L. Armour

The Haunted Mesa is a science fiction novel by Louis L'Amour, set in the American Southwest amidst the ruins of the Anasazi. L'Amour attempts, as in others of his works, to suggest a reasonable explanation for the phenomena attributed to The Bermuda Triangle, i.e., portals …

59949. Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

edited by Frederik Pohl

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon is a science fiction novel by the American writer Frederik Pohl, a sequel to his 1977 novel Gateway and the second book in the Heechee series. It was a finalist for two major annual awards, the 1981 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 1980 Nebula …

59951. At The End Of The Open Road

Louis Simpson

At The End Of The Open Road is a collection of poetry by Louis Simpson.

59955. 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 …

59956. A Spirit of Tolerance

Amadou Hampâté Bâ

A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar is the only English translation of Amadou Hampate Ba’s book Vie en enseignement de Tierno Bokar, le sage de Bandiagara, originally written in French. This book describes the life of Tierno Bokar, a Malian Sufi who …

59958. The Daily Book of Positive Quotations

Linda Picone

The latest in the Positive Quotation series...365 life-affirming quotes to guide you through the year. Each maxim is followed by a few paragraphs that explain the quote's meaning, and that give practical advice for applying its wisdom to your daily life.

59960. The Hound and the Fox and the Harper

Shaun Herron

The Hound and the Fox and the Harper is a book written by Shaun Herron.

59967. If Rock & Roll Were a Machine

Terry Davis

If Rock & Roll Were a Machine is a young adult novel written by Terry Davis. It was first published in 1993 and was re-released in a new edition in March 2003. Despite its title, it has little to do with machines and less to do with rock and roll: it primarily focuses on the …

59975. Le Divorce

Diane Johnson

Le Divorce is a book by Diane Johnson.

59976. Cat Showdown

Cathy East Dubowski

Cat Showdown is a book published in 1998 that was written by Don Cadette and Cathy East Dubowski.

59977. The Woods

Harlan Cobden

The Woods is a book written by Harlan Coben.

59979. Zen Shorts

Jon J Muth

Zen Shorts is a 2005 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book was followed by Zen Ties in 2008.

59982. Casino Royale

Ian Fleming; Anthony Burgess

Casino Royale is the first novel by the British author Ian Fleming. Published in 1953, it is the first James Bond book, and it paved the way for a further eleven novels and two short story collections by Fleming, followed by numerous continuation Bond novels by other authors. …

59985. The Murder of Hound Dog Bates

Robbie Branscum

The Murder of Hound Dog Bates is a book by Robbie Branscum.

59995. Love in a Nutshell

Dorien Kelly

Number one bestselling author Janet Evanovich teams up with award-winning author Dorien Kelly to deliver a sparkling novel of romantic suspense, small-town antics, secretive sabotage, and lots and lots of beer Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she’s been fired …

59997. Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY Slate • Daily Candy • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian (U.K.)“Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one. . . . What might be most strikingly excellent about …

59999. End of Watch: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy)

Stephen King

End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something …

60000. World Order

Henry Kissinger

Walter Isaacson, Time:“Dazzling and instructive... [a] magisterial new book.”Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising …



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