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.

60005. 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" …

60006. 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.

60017. What About Murder? A Guide to Books About Mystery …

Jon L. Breen

What About Murder? A Guide to Books About Mystery and Detective Fiction is a book written by Jon L. Breen.

60021. Science Fiction in the Real World

Norman Spinrad

Science Fiction in the Real World is a book written by Norman Spinrad.

60022. The Star in the Pail

David McCord

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

60023. The functions of the executive

Chester Barnard

The Functions of the Executive is a book by Chester I. Barnard that presents a "theory of cooperation and organization" and "a study of the functions and of the methods of operation of executives in formal organizations." It was originally published in 1938; a Thirtieth …

60028. The Trail of Bohu

Charles R. Saunders

The Trail of Bohu also known as Imaro III: The Trail of Bohu is a sword and sorcery novel written by Charles R. Saunders, and published by Daw Books in 1985. The Trail of Bohu was the third and final book in the original Imaro Trilogy. A revised version of the novel was …

60033. The Suicide King

Robert Joseph Levy

The Suicide King is an original novel by Robert Joseph Levy. It is based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The first in the line of Buffy "Stake your Own Destiny" books, Suicide King gives the reader a large series of choices. Once a choice is made, the …

60048. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam. It features a caterpillar who eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs …

60050. Daddy King: An Autobiography

Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.

Daddy King is a book by Martin Luther King Jr.

60064. The Legend of Red Horse Cavern

Gary Paulsen

The Legend of Red Horse Cavern is the first novel in the World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was first published on September 1, 1994 by Yearling.

60070. Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America

Lawrence Goodwyn

Democratic promise is a book written by Lawrence Goodwyn.

60073. The Opener of the Way

Robert Bloch

The Opener of the Way is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Robert Bloch. It was released in 1945 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,065 copies. A British hardcover was issued by Neville Spearman in 1974, …

60075. The Track of the Wind

Jamila Gavin

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

60076. Clone Catcher

Alfred Slote

Clone Catcher is a book by Alfred Slote.

60079. The Land of Lost Content

Mark Peel

The Land of Lost Content: the Biography of Anthony Chenevix-Trench is a biographical book about the life of British headmaster Anthony Chenevix-Trench, written by Mark Peel. Chenevix-Trench had been a widely acclaimed teacher at Shrewsbury School, and subsequently headmaster at …

60080. Science-Fiction: The Early Years

Everett F. Bleiler

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

60087. Selections from the writings of Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard

Selections from the Writings of Kierkegaard is a 1923 book about Søren Kierkegaard by the American scholar Lee M. Hollander. Its publication marked a significant turning-point in American and English language philosophy, as it introduced English translation excerpts of …

60088. Invitation to Murder

Rex Stout

"Invitation to Murder" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published as "Will to Murder" in the August 1953 issue of The American Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Three Men Out, published by the Viking Press in 1954.

60090. A Walk in the Sun

Geoffrey A. Landis

"A Walk in the Sun" is a science fiction short story published in 1991 by Geoffrey A. Landis. It won the 1992 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, the 1992 Asimov's Reader Poll Award and was nominated for the 1992 Locus Award.

60099. The Book of Ptath

A.E. Van Vought

The Book of Ptath is a science fiction novel by author A. E. van Vogt. It was first published in book form in 1947 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 3,021 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Unknown in October 1943. The book has also appeared under the …

60100. 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 …

60102. Paste

Henry James

"Paste" is a 5,800-word short story by Henry James first published in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly in December, 1899. James included the story in his collection, The Soft Side, published by Macmillan the following year. James conceived the story as a clever reversal of Guy de …

60104. Black Bible Chronicles: From Genesis to the Promised …

P.K. McCary

Black Bible Chronicles: From Genesis to the Promised Land is a book published in 1993 that was written by P.K. McCary.

60105. The Loudest Scream

R. L. Stine

The Loudest Scream is a book published in 1996 that was written by R. L. Stine.

60106. The Namesake

Jhumpa

The Namesake is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It was originally a novella published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full-length novel. It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Interpreter of …

60109. Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Cloak and Dagger

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force.

60111. Sironia, Texas

Madison Cooper

Sironia, Texas is a novel by American author Madison Cooper that describes life in the fictional town of Sironia, Texas, in the early 20th century. The book won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award. Sironia is widely thought to be a thinly disguised version of his hometown of …

60112. Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood

Taslima Nasreen

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

60117. A Pocket Full of Rye

Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 9 November 1953, and in the US by Dodd, Mead & co. the following year. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and sixpence and the US edition …

60118. Woodrow Wilson: the academic years

Henry W. Bragdon

Woodrow Wilson: the academic years is a book written by Henry W. Bragdon.

60120. The Black Echo

Michael Connelly

The Black Echo is the 1992 début novel by American crime author Michael Connelly. This is the first of Connelly's Bosch series. The book won the Mystery Writer's of America Edgar Award in 1992.

60123. The Rabbit Factory

Marshall Karp

The Rabbit Factory is the first novel by author Marshall Karp. It recounts the investigation by detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs as they explore a series of murders directed at a fictional company Lamaar, a parody of Disney. First is the murder of the man wearing the …

60125. The Eternal Lover

Edgar Rice

The Eternal Lover is an Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy-adventure novel. The story was begun in November 1913 under the working title Nu of the Niocene. It was first run serially in two parts by All-Story Weekly. The first part, released March 7, 1914 was titled "The Eternal Lover" …

60128. Wyvernhail

Amelia

Wyvernhail is the fifth book in the Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The preceding four books in order are: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, and Wolfcry. It is told from the point of view of Hai the gyrfalcon, cobra mix, who is struggling to find a way out of Ecl, or …

60138. Year of Wonders

Geraldne Broks

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague is a 2001 international bestselling historical fiction novel by Geraldine Brooks. It was chosen as both a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book.

60155. 4.50 from Paddington

Agatha Christie

4.50 from Paddington is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in November 1957. The 1961 film Murder, She Said was based on it. This work was also published in the United States as "What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw."

60156. The Jungle

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. However, most readers were …

60159. Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information

J. D MacDonald

Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information is a compact handbook on Australian birds published in 1973. It was authored by the originally British ornithologist James David Macdonald who moved permanently to Australia in 1968 following his retirement from a long career with the …

60162. 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 …

60163. Death of a Demon

Rex Stout

"Death of a Demon" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

60169. The Coral Island

Ballandyne Robert

The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only …

60171. Angel Rock

Katrina Parker Williams

Angel Rock is a crime novel by Darren Williams, first published in 2002.

60172. The Jungle

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. However, most readers were …

60182. 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 …

60183. The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bates

The Uncommon Reader is a novella by Alan Bennett. After appearing first in the London Review of Books, Vol. 29, No. 5, it was published later the same year in book form by Faber & Faber and Profile Books. An audiobook version read by the author was released on CD in 2007.

60187. 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 …

60194. 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 …

60195. Birdsong

Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong is a 1993 novel by English author Sebastian Faulks. Faulks' fourth novel, it tells of a man called Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life both before and during World War I. Birdsong is part of a trilogy of novels by Sebastian Faulks, together with The Girl …

60196. Curious George Gets a Medal

H. A. Rey

Curious George Gets a Medal is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1957. It is the fourth book in the original Curious George series, and tells the story of George's flight into space. The story was …

60197. 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, …

60198. Shadows Before the Sun

Kelly Gay

The electrifying sequel to the acclaimed urban fantasies The Better Part of Darkness, The Darkest Edge of Dawn, and The Hour of Dust and Ashes!Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in …

60199. The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to …

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of …

60200. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of …

Elio Garcia

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones—an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R. R. Martin!If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s …



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