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.

59815. The Tragic Muse

Henry James

The Tragic Muse is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1889-1890 and then as a book in 1890. This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick Dormer, who vacillates between a political …

59816. Charon's cosmology

Charles Simić

Charon's cosmology is a book written by Charles Simic.

59819. Story of the Negro

Arna Bontemps

Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps is a children's history book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1949. The non-fiction book begins with a history of major African civilizations such as the Ghana and Mandingo Empires. The horrors of the Atlantic slave trade are described, …

59820. The Star in the Pail

David McCord

The Star in the Pail is the 1975 collection of poems by David McCord.

59828. The Paying Guest

George Gissing

The Paying Guest is a satirical novella by George Gissing, first published in 1895 by Cassell, as part of their Pocket Library series. It recounts the experiences of the Mumfords, a middle-class family who invite a "paying guest" into their home to supplement their income. …

59832. 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.

59842. The Scions of Shannara

Terry Brooks

The Scions of Shannara is a fantasy novel by Terry Brooks. It is the first book in the Heritage of Shannara series, which takes place three hundred years after the end of the previous Shannara trilogy. The first version was published in 1990. The book follows the lives of the …

59848. The Periodic Table of Science Fiction

Michael Swanwick

The Periodic Table of Science Fiction is a collection of 118 very short stories by science fiction author Michael Swanwick. Each story is named after an element in the periodic table, including the then-undiscovered Ununseptium. The stories were commissioned to run on Eileen …

59854. Hit and Run

Mark Delaney

Hit and Run is a book written by Mark Delaney.

59855. Daddy King: An Autobiography

Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.

Daddy King is a book by Martin Luther King Jr.

59856. Honey Baby Sugar Child

Alice Faye Duncan

Honey Baby Sugar Child is a book written by Alice Faye Duncan.

59859. Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue

Jack Gantos

Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue is a 2003 children's novel by Jack Gantos, chronicling his 4th grade year in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, only calling the main character Jack Henry instead of Jack Gantos. It is the first of the Jack Henry Adventures series.

59861. The dear green place

Archie Hind

The dear green place is the book written by Archie Hind.

59862. The Capitalist Manifesto

Louis O. Kelso

The Capitalist Manifesto is a best-selling book first published in 1958, written by Louis O. Kelso, a lawyer-economist and Employee Stock Ownership Plan inventor, and Mortimer J. Adler, an Aristotelian philosopher. The book was on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller List …

59865. Trail of the Black Wyrm

Chris Pierson

Trail of the Black Wyrm is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance campaign series and is the second of a trilogy about Taladas. The third book in the trilogy is Shadow of the Flame.

59866. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

The Transformations of Man is a book written by Lewis Mumford.

59868. Running on Empty

Franklin W. Dixon

Running on Empty is the 36th young adult novel in the long running and successful Hardy Boys casebook series for boys written by Franklin W. Dixon. It was first published by Simon Pulse in 1990. In it The Hardy Boys investigate the disappearance of their friend, Chet Morton, and …

59870. The Ivory Tower

Henry James

The Ivory Tower is an unfinished novel by Henry James, posthumously published in 1917. The novel is a brooding story of Gilded Age America. It centers on the riches earned by a pair of dying millionaires and ex-partners, Abel Gaw and Frank Betterman, and their possibly …

59872. Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X

Myron Farber

Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X is a book written by Myron Farber.

59873. Turning On

Damon Knight

Turning On is a collection of thirteen science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1951 and 1965 in Galaxy, Analog and other science fiction magazines. An Ace paperback reprinting in 1967 omitted the story "The Handler". This …

59875. IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Richard Lynn

IQ and the Wealth of Nations is a 2002 book by Richard Lynn, Professor of Psychology, and Tatu Vanhanen, Professor of Political Science . The book argues that differences in national income are correlated with differences in the average national intelligence quotient. The …

59883. Killing Time

Justin Richards

Killing Time is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

59887. The Track of the Wind

Jamila Gavin

The Track of the Wind is a book written by Jamila Gavin.

59889. The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran

Christoph Luxenberg

The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran English Edition of 2007 is a book by Christoph Luxenberg. This book is considered a controversial work, triggering a debate about the history, linguistic origins and correct …

59894. Scarlet Dream

C. L. Moore

Scarlet Dream is a collection of science fiction short stories by C. L. Moore. It was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,820 copies, of which 220 were bound in buckram, boxed, and signed by the author and artist. The stories feature …

59895. The Happiness of Blond People

Elif Shafak

Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is Elif Shafak's examination of national identity."You know, I never understand. How come their children are so quiet …

59896. Faber Book of Irish Verse

John Montague

The Faber Book of Irish Verse was a poetry anthology edited by John Montague and first published in 1974 by Faber and Faber. Recognised as an important collection, it has been described as 'the only general anthology of Irish verse in the past 30 years that has a claim to be a …

59899. Shadow train

John Ashbery

Shadow train is a collection of poetry by John Ashbery.

59907. 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 …

59910. 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 …

59911. Keziah Dane

Sue Grafton

Keziah Dane is a 1967 novel by Sue Grafton. A work of mainstream fiction, this novel was published by Grafton when she was 27 years old. This is one of only two Sue Grafton novels published before her more famous "Alphabet" series of mystery novels. This is the fourth novel …

59912. J R

William Sanders

J R is a novel by William Gaddis published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1975. It was the author's second published book, twenty years after his first, and it won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

59915. The Centre of Magic

Pamela Freeman

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

59917. Family of Spies

Pete Earley

Family of Spies is a book written by Pete Earley.

59921. Stone of Tears

Terry Goodkind

Stone Of Tears is the second book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth.

59923. Twisted Summer

David Robbins

Twisted Summer is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

59924. 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 …

59926. 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.

59928. The philosophy of eating

Albert J. Bellows

The Philosophy of Eating was written by Albert Bellows, published in 1867 with the posthumous edition descriptor line Late Professor of Chemistry, Physiology, and Hygiene, and reprinted in later years to the current Philosophy of Eating. Entered, according to Act of Congress, in …

59930. 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.

59931. Private Guns, Public Health

David Hemenway

Private Guns, Public Health is a 2004 non-fiction book by David Hemenway, an economist who has served as Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health as well as the Director of Harvard's Injury Control Research Center. He argues that the widespread ownership …

59942. The Burning Wire

Jeffery Deaver

The Burning Wire is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver featuring the officially retired, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. It is the ninth novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series.

59944. The Red King and the Witch: Gypsy Folk and Fairy …

Ruth Manning-Sanders

The Red King and the Witch: Gypsy Folk and Fairy Tales is a 1965 anthology of 25 tales that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders. This book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1964, by …

59948. A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God

Jonathan Edwards

A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God in the Conversion of Many Hundred Souls in Northampton is an essay written in 1737 by Jonathan Edwards about the process of Christian conversion in Northampton, Massachusetts during the Great Awakening, which emanated from …

59955. A Planet for the President

Alistair Beaton

A Planet for the President is a novel by Alistair Beaton. Set in the not-too-distant future, it satirically ponders the question of what action the President of the United States might take if he finally realized that global climate change is converting the earth into an …

59957. The Rodeo Murder

Rex Stout

"The Rodeo Murder" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in April 1960 in the short-story collection Three at Wolfe's Door.

59958. The Gates of Hades

John Gregory Betancourt

The Gates of Hades is a book published in 2001 that was written by John Gregory Betancourt.

59959. The Queen's Man

Sharan Newman

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

59960. The Christmas Card Murders

Earl Schenck Miers

The Christmas Card Murders is a book written by David William Meredith.

59962. Pinheads and Patriots

Bill O'Reilly

Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama is a best-selling book of political commentary by American journalist Bill O'Reilly, published in 2010.

59964. Project 17

Laurie Faria

Project 17 is a young adult novel, written by Laurie Faria Stolarz, published by Hyperion Books in 2007. It tells the tale of six teens who break into the abandoned mental institution, The Danvers State Hospital.

59965. 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."

59978. Inheritance

Christopher Paolini

Inheritance is the fourth novel in the Inheritance Cycle written by American author Christopher Paolini. The Inheritance Cycle was originally intended to be a trilogy, but Paolini has stated that during writing, the length of Brisingr grew, and the book was split into two parts …

59980. The Spiraling Worm

David Conyers John Sunseri

The Spiraling Worm is a science fiction and Lovecraftian horror novel written in the style of a spy thriller, by authors David Conyers and John Sunseri. Published in 2007, the novel went received an Honourable Mention for Best Australian Horror Novel in the 12th Annual Aurealis …

59983. The Assassinator

David Vowell

The Assassinator is a book written by David Vowell.

59986. Belle Prater's Boy

Ruth White Alison Elliott

Belle Prater's Boy is a young adult novel by Ruth White that tells the story of 12-year-old Gypsy and her aunt, Belle Prater, who mysteriously disappears one morning. When Gypsy's unusual cousin Woodrow--"Belle Prater's boy—comes to town, she quickly befriends him in the hopes …

59987. Twelve Sharp

Janet Evanovich

Twelve Sharp, published in 2006, is the 12th novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. The hardcover version appeared at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List in the week of July 9, 2006, while the paperback release has also been in the top …

59994. The Richest Man in Babylon

George S.

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in …

59995. 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.

59997. The Long Black Coat

Jay Bennett

The Long Black Coat is a book by Jay Bennett.

59998. The Dragon Hunters

Paul Genesse

The Dragon Hunters: Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series: On this hunt, you give up everything . . . The last of an order of dragon hunters must track down the Dragon King’s daughter and stop her from getting the Crystal Eye, an ancient artifact that will cause the destruction of …

60000. The Heroes: A First Law Novel (Set in the World of …

Joe Abercrombie

This enhanced eBook contains:# An introduction from Joe Abercrombie # The full text of THE HEROES # THE HEROES Audio edition # A critical afterword from the editor Plus: # THE FOOL JOBS short story, featuring characters from THE HEROES # A 20,000 word 'planning' document which …



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