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. Things Could Be Worse

Lily Brett

Things Could be Worse is an autobiographical novel by Lily Brett about a family of Polish Jews who migrated to Melbourne in the late 1940s.

59802. 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 …

59804. 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 …

59805. The Far Field

Theodore Roethke

The Far Field is a book written by Theodore Roethke.

59808. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

59809. The Silver Citadel

Anthony Horowitz

The Silver Citadel is a book published in 1986 that was written by Anthony Horowitz.

59816. Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the American Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, …

59817. All in the Morning Early

Sorche Nic Leodhas

All in the Morning Early is a book written by Sorche Nic Leodhas and illustrated by Evaline Ness.

59818. 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 …

59819. Mr. Justice Holmes

Clara Ingram Judson

Mr. Justice Holmes is a book by Clara Ingram Judson.

59820. The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh

Theodore Roscoe

The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh is a collection of adventure and fantasy short stories by Theodore Roscoe. It was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,200 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Argosy and Adventure.

59830. The Discovery of the Unconscious

Henri Ellenberger

The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry is a 1970 book by the Swiss medical historian Henri F. Ellenberger. In this study of the history of dynamic psychiatry, Ellenberger provides an account of the early history of psychology covering …

59849. King Rat

James Patrick Kelly

King Rat is a 1962 novel by James Clavell. Set during World War II, Clavell's literary debut describes the struggle for survival of British, Australian, Dutch, New Zealand and American prisoners of war in a Japanese camp in Singapore—a description informed by Clavell's own …

59870. The Forbidden City

Ian Page

The Forbidden City is the second book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, for whom the first book is named, a young Wizard trained by the enigmatic Shianti to stop …

59871. The Hype about Hydrogen

Joseph J. Romm

The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate is a book by Joseph J. Romm, published in 2004 by Island Press and updated in 2005. The book has been translated into German as Der Wasserstoff-Boom. Romm is an expert on clean energy, advanced vehicles, …

59872. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

L. Ron Hubbard

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is a book by L. Ron Hubbard about Dianetics, a system of therapy he developed from the foundations of psychotherapy. The book is a canonical text of Scientology. It is colloquially referred to as Book One. The book launched the …

59875. 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.

59881. The Quartz Massacre

Rebecca Levene

The Quartz Massacre is a book published in 2005 that was written by Rebecca Levene.

59884. Lucinda Brayford

Martin Boyd

Lucinda Brayford is a novel by Australian author Martin Boyd.

59886. Science-Fiction: The Early Years

Everett F. Bleiler

Science-Fiction: The Early Years is a book written by Everett F. Bleiler and Richard Bleiler.

59887. Pictures of Fidelman

Malamud

Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition is the fifth published novel of Bernard Malamud. It is a novel in the form of a short story cycle, which gathers six stories dealing with Arthur Fidelman, an art student from the Bronx who travels to Italy, initially to research Giotto, but …

59894. Curious George Goes to the Hospital

H.A. and Margret Rey

Curious George Goes to the Hospital is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1966. It is the seventh and final book in the original Curious George series, and tells the story of George's experiences in a …

59899. The Pirates of Zan

Murray Leinster

The Pirates of Zan is a science fiction novel by Murray Leinster, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in 1959 as "The Pirates of Ersatz". It was nominated for the 1960 Hugo Award for Best Novel. It first appeared in book form in 1959 as one component of an Ace …

59900. High Time to Kill

David Michael de Reuda Winser

High Time to Kill, published in 1999, is the fourth novel by Raymond Benson featuring Ian Fleming’s secret agent, James Bond. This is the first James Bond novel copyrighted by Ian Fleming Publications. It was published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the …

59901. A White Heron

Sarah Orne Jewett

"A White Heron" is a short story by Sarah Orne Jewett. First published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company in 1886, it was soon collected as the title story in Jewett's anthology A White Heron and Other Stories. It follows young city girl named Sylvia who came to live with her …

59917. Passion play

Sarah Ruhl

Passion play is a play by Sarah Ruhl.

59919. The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who …

59920. The abyss of time, changing conceptions of the …

Claude C. Albritton

The abyss of time, changing conceptions of the earth's antiquity after the sixteenth century is a book by Claude C. Albritton.

59922. A Little Girl is Dead

Harry Golden

A Little Girl is Dead is a book written by Harry Golden.

59924. Poseidon's Peak

Rob Kidd

Poseidon's Peak is a book published in 2008 that was written by Rob Kidd.

59926. Sixty-Four, Ninety-Four

R. H. Mottram

Sixty-Four, Ninety-Four is a book published in 1925 that was written by Ralph Hale Mottram.

59928. Poverty, A Study of Town Life

Seebohm Rowntree

Poverty, A Study of Town Life is the first book by the sociological researcher, social reformer and industrialist, Seebohm Rowntree, published in 1901. The study, widely considered a seminal work of sociology, details Rowntree's investigation of poverty in York, England and the …

59934. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Richard Woodley

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is a novelization by the American writer Richard Woodley based upon the screenplay by Jaison Starkes and Edmond Stevens of the 1979 sports–fantasy comedy film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. It tells the story of a professional basketball team, the …

59935. Folklore of Assam

Jogesh Das

Folklore of Assam is a comprehensive book on Assamese folklore authored by Jogesh Das. The book was published by National Book Trust in 1972. The book is a part of the Folklore of India series. The book is originally written in English and then in other Indian languages.

59936. Things I Must Have Known

A. B. Spellman

Things I Must Have Known is a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry nominee.

59937. The Getting of Wisdom

Henry Handel Richardson

The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. It was first published in 1910, and has almost always been in print ever since.

59940. Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood

Taslima Nasreen

Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood is a 1998 autobiographical book by Bangladeshi doctor, turned feminist writer Taslima Nasrin.

59941. In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential …

John Gray Geer

In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaign is a book written by John G. Geer.

59943. 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 …

59946. 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 …

59947. Photoshop CS2 Bible

Deke McClelland

Photoshop CS2 Bible is a book written by Deke McClelland, Robert C. Fuller, with Laurie Ulrich Fuller.

59953. 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 …

59954. Celebrity In Death

Nora Roberts

Celebrity In Death is a book written by Nora Roberts.

59957. The Arkham Collector: Volume I

August Derleth

The Arkham Collector: Volume I is a collection of the entire run of the magazine The Arkham Collector from 1967 to 1971. It was released in 1971 by Arkham House in an edition of 676 copies and was not jacketed.

59958. 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.

59962. Freaks: Alive on the Inside

Curtis Klause; Narrator Ramon De Ocampo

Freaks: Alive on the Inside is a fantasy romance and adventure novel by Annette Curtis Klause.

59963. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

E.L. Konigsburg; (Narrator) Edward Herrmann

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World is a middle-age or young-adult novel by E.L. Konigsburg. It is a kind of detective story and some reviews present it as mystery fiction. Amedeo Kaplan is both new boy and rich boy in the sixth grade. He longs to discover something "no one" …

59974. The Queen's Man

Sharan Newman

The Queen's Man is a book written by Sharon Penman.

59976. Spectre

William Shatner

Spectre is a novel by William Shatner, co-written with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, based upon the television series Star Trek. The novel was released in 1998 in hardcover format. This is the first in the "Mirror Universe Saga". The story continues in Dark Victory and …

59989. Fools Crow

James O'Barr

Fools Crow is a 1986 novel written by Native American author James Welch. Set in Montana shortly after the Civil War, this novel tells of White Man's Dog, a young Blackfeet Indian on the verge of manhood, and his tribe, known as the Lone Eaters. The invasion of white society …

59990. The Drums of Jeopardy

Harold MacGrath

The Drums of Jeopardy is a 1920 American novel by Harold MacGrath. The story was serialized by The Saturday Evening Post beginning in January 1920.

59994. The Road from Home

David Snyder

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope, earlier titled The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl, is a non-fiction book written by David Kherdian, originally published in 1979. It is based on the life of the author's mother, Veron Dumehjian, who …

59995. Behind the Mirror: A Search for a Natural History of …

Konrad Lorenz

Behind the mirror, a search for a natural history of human knowledge is a 1973 book by Konrad Lorenz. The direct translation of the German title is "The back side of the mirror". Lorenz summarizes his life's work into his own philosophy: Evolution is the process of growing …

59996. My Brother Jack

Cat Johnson

My Brother Jack is a classic Australian novel by writer George Johnston. It is part of a trilogy centring on the character of David Meredith. The other books in the trilogy are Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay. It is still available through Australian booksellers, …

59997. Trials of Death

Darren Shan

Trials of Death is the fifth book in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan. It is part of the Vampire Rites Trilogy, which consists of books four to six in the 12 book saga. It was first published by Collins in 2001 in the United Kingdom and 2003 in the United States.

60000. The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, …

Michael J. Mooney

A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Chris Kyle led the life of an American hero. His renowned courage and skill in military service earned him two nicknames--The Devil among insurgents and The Legend among his Navy SEAL brethren--but his impact extended beyond that …



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