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.

59804. 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 …

59808. 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.

59809. School of Wizardry

Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

School of Wizardry is a book published in 1990 that was written by James D. Macdonald and Debra Doyle.

59811. Like Most Revelations: New Poems

Richard Howard

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

59825. Bright Island

Mabel Robinson

Bright Island is a children's novel by Mabel Robinson. It tells the story of Thankful Curtis, who, having grown up on a small island off the coast of Maine, reluctantly agrees to attend school on the mainland for her senior year. The novel, illustrated by Lynd Ward, was first …

59826. Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street

Leo Politi

Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street is a book by Leo Politi.

59827. The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot

Catherine Besterman

The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot is a children's comic fantasy novel by Catherine Besterman. Based on a Polish folktale, it tells the story of a shoe king's son who outwits guard dogs and a bear and is sent on a quest for gold and seven-league boots by a cat. The …

59828. Wings

Adrienne Richard

Wings is the book by Adrienne Richard.

59829. 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.

59834. The Harry Chronicles

Allan Pedrazas

The Harry Chronicles is a book written by Allan Pedrazas.

59835. Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960

Richard Layman

Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960 is a book written by Julie M. Rivett and Richard Layman.

59843. Engaged to Murder

Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

Engaged to Murder is a book written by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel.

59853. 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 …

59854. The Archbishop's Ceiling

Arthur Miller

The Archbishop's Ceiling is a drama written in the 1970s by Arthur Miller. It was originally produced at the John F. Kennedy Center in 1977, but failed to attract the attention of Broadway. Miller subsequently re-worked the play, with a revised script premiering at Cleveland …

59855. The Last Albatross

Ian Irvine

The Last Albatross is the first book in Ian Irvine's Eco-thriller titles, set in 2010. It depicts what our world might be like in a few years time, focusing on environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. There is a large emphasis on green cults and terrorists, as well as …

59858. Deadline

Marcy Heidish

Deadline is a book written by Marcy Heidish.

59864. Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America

Lawrence Goodwyn

Democratic promise is a book written by Lawrence Goodwyn.

59868. The Witch's Eye

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Witch's Eye is a book published in 1990 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

59869. 21st Century Game Design

Chris Bateman

21st Century Game Design is a book by Chris Bateman and Richard Boon. This book is part of the Game Development Series. It was first published by Charles River Media on August 29, 2005. The main innovation of the book is the focus on demographic game design through the use of a …

59872. The Faces of Evil

Justin Richards

The Faces of Evil is a book published in 2004 that was written by Justin Richards.

59874. Enchanted Boy

Richie McMullen

Enchanted Boy is the 1989 autobiographical novel by Richie McMullen, telling of his childhood, growing up in post-war working class Catholic Liverpool and aims to "contribute to the growing knowledge of child abuse". It is a subjective account of the author’s life from age five …

59878. Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the …

P.K. McCary

Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the Four Brothers is a book published in 1994 that was written by P.K. McCary.

59886. The Future in America: A Search After Realities

H. G. Wells

The Future in America: A Search After Realities is a 1906 travel essay by H. G. Wells recounting his impressions from the first of half a dozen visits he would make to the United States. The book consists of fifteen chapters and a concluding "envoy". Wells describes the United …

59891. The inhabitant of the lake and less welcome tenants

Ramsey Campbell

The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by British author J. Ramsey Campbell, who dropped the initial from his name in subsequent publications. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,009 copies …

59892. The Labyrinths of Fear

Dave Morris

The Labyrinths of Fear is a book published in 1989 that was written by Dave Morris.

59896. Passion play

Sarah Ruhl

Passion play is a play by Sarah Ruhl.

59897. Derby Day

D. J. Taylor

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

59898. 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 …

59899. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It was the first published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and the best known; among all the author's books it is the most widely held in …

59903. Playback

Raymond Chandler

Playback is the final complete novel by Raymond Chandler, which features his iconic creation Philip Marlowe. It was published in 1958, the year before his death.

59912. Grant Comes East

William R.; Gingrich Forstchen, Newt; Hanser, Albert S.

Grant Comes East: A Novel of the Civil War is a New York Times bestseller written by former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser. It was published in 2004 and is the sequel to Gettysburg: A Novel of the …

59913. This Book Is Broken

Stuart Berman

This Book Is Broken is a book written by Eye Weekly editor Stuart Berman about the Toronto indie rock band Broken Social Scene, from its inception to its critical acclaim.

59914. Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

Richard North

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature is a historical study of the literary references for several pagan deities in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by the English studies scholar Richard North of University College London, it was first published by Cambridge University Press in …

59918. Coping with the Family

Peter Corey

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

59920. Wartime Lies

Begley

Wartime Lies is a semi-autobiographical novel by Louis Begley first published in 1991. Set in Poland during the years of the Nazi occupation, it is about two members of an upper middle class Jewish family, a young woman and her nephew, who avoid persecution as Jews by assuming …

59921. This Law of Ours and Other Essays

Muhammad Asad

This Law of Ours and Other Essays is a book written by Muhammad Asad, first published by Dar al-Andalus, Gibraltar in 1987. The book is a collection of Asad's writings, lectures and radio broadcasts—some written as far back as the 1940s—which aims to clarify some of the …

59922. Emma

Jane Austen

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also …

59927. The Chosen One

Mark Robson

The Chosen One is a book published in 2003 that was written by Mark Robson.

59932. Cardography

Orson Scott Card

Cardography is a short story collection by Orson Scott Card. It contains five stories and an introduction by David Hartwell. All five of these stories were later published in Maps in a Mirror

59933. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between …

59940. Mel Bay's Deluxe Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords

Bill Bay

Mel Bay's Deluxe Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords, also known as the Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords or Deluxe Guitar Chord Encyclopedia is a best-selling encyclopedia of guitar chords, first published by Mel Bay in 1971. It is a staple in the study and teaching of guitar. The …

59942. A People's History of the United States

Edwin Howard Simmons

A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history as it has been experienced by the entirety of the population, not just the elites. According to him, …

59946. The Garden of Madness

David Tant

The Garden of Madness is a book published in 1985 that was written by David Tant.

59948. Happy Valley

Patrick White

Happy Valley is a 1939 novel by Australian author Patrick White. It won the 1941 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. White did not allow the novel to be republished in his lifetime. Not until 2012 would the book come back into print. White had dedicated the novel to artist …

59951. Electricity and Magnetism

Benjamin Crowell

Brief Contents1 Electricity and the Atom....... 152 The Nucleus .......................... 413 Circuits, Part 1 ...................... 714 Circuits, Part 2 ...................... 955 Fields of Force .................... 1096 Electromagnetism .............. 127Exercises …

59952. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

59953. Free Air

Sinclair Lewis

Free Air is a 1919 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. A silent movie adaptation of the novel was also released on April 30, 1922. The film starred Tom Douglas as Milt Daggett and Marjorie Seaman as Claire Boltwood.

59961. King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first …

59963. Mr. Monk in Trouble

Lee

Mr. Monk in Trouble is the ninth novel based on the television series Monk. It was written by Lee Goldberg, and was published by Signet Books on December 1, 2009. Like the other Monk novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, the assistant of the title character, Adrian …

59966. 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 …

59968. Return of the Jedi

James Kahn

Return of the Jedi is a science fiction novel, written by James Kahn and published on 12 May 1983 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. According to Publishers Weekly it was the bestselling novel of that year.

59971. Dawn

V. C. Andrews

Dawn was a 1990 novel started by V. C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman after her death. It is the first of five books in the Cutler series.

59984. World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War

Christie Golden

World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War is a book published in 2010 that was written by Christie Golden, Jeff Grubb and Aaron S. Rosenberg.

59988. Crime in the Kennel

Franklin W. Dixon

Crime in the Kennel is the 133rd book in the Hardy Boys Digests series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

59990. Babylon by Bus

Ray LeMoine

The true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling Yankees Suck T-Shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, where they became employed by the occupation in jobs for which they lacked qualification and witnessed much that amazed and disturbed …

59991. The Murder of Hound Dog Bates

Robbie Branscum

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

59995. The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day is a 1962 children's picture book by American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. Keats received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book. It features a boy named Peter exploring his neighborhood after the first snowfall of the season. The …

59996. Born of Silence

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Silence is a book published in 2012 that was written by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

59997. A Song of Ice and Fire (1) - A Game of Thrones …

George Martin

This graphic novel adaptation contains more than fifty pages of exclusive content not available in the original comic books, including • a new Preface by George R. R. Martin • early renderings of key scenes and favorite characters from the novels • a walk-through of the entire …

59998. Team Human

Justine Larbalestier

Readers who love vampire romances will be thrilled to devour Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. Team Human celebrates and parodies the Twilight books, as well as other classics in the paranormal romance genre.Mel is horrified when Francis Duvarney, …

59999. Invisible

David Ellis

When FBI researcher Emmy Dockery finds a missing link between hundreds of unsolved cases, no one believes her . . . until the evidence is too compelling to ignore.Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has …

60000. Woman of God

James Patterson

St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen.Is it possible that the new Pope...is a woman?The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in history. It's a turning …



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