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.

60002. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

60004. The Road to the Middle Islands

Niel Hancock

The Road to the Middle Islands is a book published in 1983 that was written by Niel Hancock.

60006. Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers

Jo Hammett

Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers is a book by Jo Hammett.

60014. The Raymond Chandler Omnibus

Raymond Chandler

The Raymond Chandler Omnibus collects the novels The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window, and The Lady in the Lake.

60020. Cedric the Forester

Bernard Marshall

Cedric the Forester is a children's historical novel by Bernard Marshall. It was published in 1921 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1922.

60021. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky McDermott

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

60022. The Wild Birthday Cake

Lavinia R. Davis

The Wild Birthday Cake is a book written by Lavinia R. Davis and illustrated by Hildegard Woodward.

60034. Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality …

Flo Conway

Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change is a 1978 book which describes the authors' theory of religious conversion. They propose that "snapping" is a mental process through which a person is recruited by a cult or new religious movement, or leaves the group …

60036. The Field Guide to Sponsored Films

Rick Prelinger

"The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features …

60037. The Bisexual Option

Fritz Klein

The Bisexual Option is a book by Fritz Klein, first published in 1978, with a second edition printed in 1993. It is considered one of the seminal works on bisexuality in the discipline of queer studies.

60043. One hundred years of homosexuality

David M. Halperin

One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: and other essays on Greek love is a 1990 book about homosexuality in ancient Greece by classicist David M. Halperin. The work has been praised by several scholars, but criticized by others.

60058. Act of Fear

Michael Collins

Act of Fear is a book by Michael Collins.

60061. The lake of death

Jean Rabe

The Lake of Death is a fantasy novel by Jean Rabe, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the sixth novel in the "Age of Mortals" series. It was published in paperback in October 2004. It the story of Dhamon Grimwulf, …

60064. The Apeman's Secret

Franklin W. Dixon

The Apeman's Secret is the 62nd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published the book in 2005.

60071. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

60075. 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 …

60079. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Ben Sherwood

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a 2004 novel by Ben Sherwood. It is a fictional fable about an extraordinary experience of a man called Charlie St. Cloud who is resuscitated following a car accident that kills his brother.

60080. An Economic Theory of Democracy

Anthony Arblaster

An Economic Theory of Democracy is a political science treatise written by Anthony Downs, published in 1957. The book set forth a model with precise conditions under which economic theory could be applied to non-market political decision-making. It also suggested areas of …

60081. Longleg

Glenda Adams

Longleg is a 1990 novel by Australian author Glenda Adams.

60082. Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation

Shriram Krishnamurthi

Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation is a free programming language textbook by Shriram Krishnamurthi. It is in use at over 30 universities, in several high-schools. The book differs from most other programming language texts in its attempt to wed two different …

60085. Wild Cargo

Frank Buck

Wild Cargo was Frank Buck’s second book, a best seller. Buck continued his tales of his adventures capturing exotic animals. Writing with Edward Anthony, Buck related many of his experiences working with jungle creatures.

60087. 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 …

60091. A Guide To Keynes

Alvin Hansen

A Guide to Keynes is a non-fiction work by Alvin Hansen, about the life of John Maynard Keynes. It was first published in 1953 . Hansen’s guide, 237 pages long, seeks to explain Keynes’s General Theory chapter by chapter in a fashion more accessible to the beginner. Alvin Hansen …

60092. The Dime Detectives

Ron Goulart

The Dime Detectives is a book written by Ron Goulart.

60098. 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 …

60100. 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.

60106. Harrigan's File

August Derleth

Harrigan's File is a collection of stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,102 copies. The book collects all of Derleth's science fiction. The stories are about newspaper reporter Tex Harrigan.

60118. Asimov on Science Fiction

Isaac Asimov

Asimov on Science Fiction is a 1983 non-fiction work by Isaac Asimov. It is a collection of short essays dealing with various aspects of science fiction. Many of the essays are editorials from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Asimov wrote forewords to them that bind the …

60123. Shadow of Suribachi

Parker Bishop Albee

Shadow of Suribachi: Raising The Flags on Iwo Jima is a book by Parker Bishop Albee, Jr. and Keller Cushing Freeman which mainly examines the controversy over the identification of the Marine at the base of the flagpole in Joe Rosenthal's Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photograph.

60129. Polar Star

Martin Cruz Smith

Polar Star is a 1989 crime novel by Martin Cruz Smith, set in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s. It is a sequel to Gorky Park and features former militsiya investigator Arkady Renko, taking place during the period of Perestroika.

60131. Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The …

Richard Layman

Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece, Including John Huston's Movie with Humphrey Bogart is a book edited by Richard Layman.

60136. The Atomic Quest

Arthur Compton

The Atomic Quest is a book written by Arthur Compton.

60139. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

Zygmunt G. Baranski

This is a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2001.

60141. Brittle Power

Amory Lovins

Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security is a 1982 book by Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins, prepared originally as a Pentagon study and re-released in 2001 following the September 11 attacks. The book argues that U.S. domestic energy infrastructure is very …

60143. 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.

60145. Loving Frank

Nancy Horan

Loving Frank is an American novel by Nancy Horan published in 2007. It tells the story of Mamah Borthwick and her illicit love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright amidst the public shame they experienced in early twentieth century America. This fictional account told from a new …

60146. Bridge of Birds

Barry Hughart

Bridge of Birds is a fantasy novel by Barry Hughart, first published in 1984. It is the first of three novels in the The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox series. The original draft of Bridge of Birds is included in a special slipcased version of the omnibus collection, …

60147. When the Birds Fly South

Stanton A. Coblentz

When the Birds Fly South is a classic lost race fantasy novel written by Stanton A. Coblentz, a "significant tale ... involving avian theriomorphy." It was first published in hardcover by The Wings Press, Mill Valley, California in 1945 and reprinted in 1951. Its importance in …

60157. The Bed-Sitting Room

Spike Milligan and John Antrobus

The Bed-Sitting Room is a satirical play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. It began as a one-act play which was first produced on 12 February 1962 at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, England, where it received good local notices. However, it made little impact on London's …

60159. The Case of the Missing Cats

Gareth P. Jones

The Case of the Missing Cats is a book published in 2007 that was written by Gareth P. Jones.

60160. Darcy's Story

Janet Alymer

Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer was one of the first novels published after the success of the BBC One serial of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 1995. Published in England in 1996, the novel tells the story from Mr. Darcy's point of view. In 2006, the novel was published by …

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.

60165. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

R. Rhodes

The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a contemporary history book written by the American journalist and historian Richard Rhodes, first published by Simon and Schuster in 1987. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and a National …

60166. The Gates of Hades

John Gregory Betancourt

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

60171. You've Got to Have a Dream

Ian Bradley

You've Got to Have a Dream: The Message of the Musical is a book written by the British theologian Ian Bradley, first published in 2004, exploring the spiritual dimension of musical theatre. In his study, Bradley includes works with an overt religious subject matter, for …

60172. 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."

60174. William Shakespeare, the complete works

William Shakespeare

Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the standard name given to any volume containing all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Some editions include several works which were not completely of Shakespeare's authorship, such as The Two Noble Kinsmen, a collaboration …

60182. 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 …

60183. 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 …

60186. Divorce Busting

Weiner-Davis

Divorce Busting:A Step-By-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again is a self-help book written by Michele Weiner-Davis. The book, which became a bestseller, was inspired after obtaining positive results in therapy with married couples. The book also challenged …

60189. 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 …

60195. 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, …

60196. Captain Swing

Warren Ellis

From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted! In the London of 1830, newly-minted copper Charlie Gravel keeps seeing things he's not supposed to: a crooked Bow Street Runner …

60197. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar …

Hampton Sides

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2014: In the last few decades of the 19th century, the world looked very different from the way it does now. Parts of the map were unfilled--chief among those spaces was the North Pole, which many believed contained warm currents that …

60198. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet …

Rick Riordan

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and …

60199. The Heroes: A First Law Novel (Set in the World of …

Joe Abercrombie

They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are …

60200. To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, …

Mark O'Connell

WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2018 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2017A stunning new non-fiction voice tackles an urgent question... what next for mankind?'Troubling and humorous, this is one of my current give-it-to-everyone books - I buy six copies at a time' …



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