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.

60003. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

60004. Like Most Revelations: New Poems

Richard Howard

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

60008. Commander Toad and the Voyage Home

Jane Yolen

Commander Toad and the Voyage Home is a book published in 1988 that was written by Jane Yolen.

60010. The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, …

60018. Soldiers in Hiding

Richard Wiley

Soldiers in Hiding is the first novel by Richard Wiley. It received the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

60019. Pasmore

David Storey

Pasmore is a book written by David Storey.

60020. The Family

David Plante

The Family is a book written by David Plante.

60021. Belling the Tiger

Mary Stolz

Belling the Tiger is a book by Mary Stolz.

60022. The Dream Coach

Anne Parrish

The Dream Coach is a children's book by Anne Parrish. It contains four fairytale-like stories linked by the theme of a Dream Coach which travels around the world bringing dreams to children. The stories are: "The Seven White Dreams of the King's Daughter", "Goran's Dream", "A …

60023. Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot

Clara Ingram Judson

Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson is a biography of Theodore Roosevelt written for children, one of the author's series on American presidents. It was first published in 1953 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1954.

60024. The revisionist

Douglas Crase

The revisionist is a collection of poems by Douglas Crase.

60025. Windows & stones

Tomas Transtromer

Windows & stones is a selection of poems by Tomas Tranströmer and translated into English by May Swenson.

60029. Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short in 1974; a 1980 opera; and a live-action …

60035. 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. …

60040. 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 …

60041. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He …

60044. Take me where the good times are

Robert Cormier

Take Me Where the Good Times Are is a novel by Robert Cormier. First published in 1965, it is Cormier's third novel.

60055. Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the …

Neil Gaiman

A celebrated send-up of gothic literature, beautifully adapted into a dark, brooding, and oddly comical graphic novel. Somewhere in the night, a raven caws, an author's pen scratches, and thunder claps. The author wants to write fiction: stories about frail women in white …

60061. The Man in the Cage

Jack Vance

The Man in the Cage is a book by Jack Vance.

60064. Cockroach cooties

Laurence Yep

Cockroach Cooties is a children's novel by Laurence Yep.

60065. The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady

Brian Kates

The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady is a book written by Brian Kates.

60068. What's Happening to Grandpa?

Maria Shriver

What's Happening to Grandpa is a children's book (ages Kindergarten-Grade 4) authored by award-winning American journalist and best-selling author Maria Shriver.

60072. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

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

60073. Body Count

Burl Barer

Body Count: The Terrifying True Story of the Spokane Serial Killer is a non-fiction book released in December 2012 by Pinnacle Books and authored by crime writer Burl Barer about American serial killer Robert Lee Yates from Spokane, Washington. It was first published in 2002, …

60076. The Sheikh's Captive Bride

Susan Stephens

The Sheikh's Captive Bride is a book written by Susan Stephens.

60080. Star Wreck 7: Space, the Fido Frontier

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck 7: Space, the Fido Frontier is a book published in 1994 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

60081. Face

Cecile Pineda

Face is a novel written by Cecile Pineda.

60083. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

60084. Duel Identity

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.

60086. The Paradise Bargain

Betina Krahn

The Paradise Bargain is an historical, romance novel by the American writer Betina Krahn. It is set in 1790s Western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh against the backdrop of the Whiskey Rebellion. Whitney Daniels prefers buckskin to lace, moccasins to proper shoes, and independence …

60087. 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 …

60091. Handbook of Religion and Health

Harold G Koenig

Handbook of Religion and Health is a scholarly book about the relation of spirituality and religion with physical and mental health. Written by Harold G. Koenig, Michael E. McCullough, and David B. Larson, the book was published in the United States in 2001. The book has been …

60100. The conscience of a majority

Barry Goldwater

The conscience of a majority is a book written by Barry Goldwater.

60101. American Government

James Q. Wilson

American Government is a textbook, now in its thirteenth edition, written by noted public administration scholar James Q. Wilson and political scientist John J. DiIulio, Jr.. DiIulio is a Democrat who served as the director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community …

60103. The Wing of Night

Brenda Walker

The Wing of Night is a 2005 novel by Australian author Brenda Walker.

60105. New Keywords

Tony Bennett

New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society is a book edited by Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg and Meaghan Morris and published in 2005 by Blackwell Publishing. It is an attempt to revise Raymond Williams' seminal 1976 text, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and …

60120. Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana

Eli Siegel

Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana: Poems is a book of poems written by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism. Definition Press, who printed it, is the publishing arm of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. The book was one of 13 finalists in the poetry …

60123. Sunset and Santiago

Gloria White

Sunset and Santiago is a book written by Gloria White.

60124. 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 …

60127. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen.

60132. Pride and Prejudice (Classics)

Jane Austen

No home library is complete without the classics! Pride and Prejudice is a keepsake to be read and treasured.First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all-time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere …

60136. Geek Chic

Neil Feineman

Geek Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Geek Culture is a 2005 book co-written by Neil Feinman, Rob Davis and Chelseah Kalberloh. The book charts the history of the geek from Ancient Greece to the Xbox. It is published by Thames and Hudson, BIS Publishing and Ginko Press.

60137. Aristotle and the Gun and Other Stories

L. Sprague de Camp

Aristotle and the Gun and Other Stories is a 2002 collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, published in hardcover by the Gale Group as part of its Five Star Speculative Fiction Series. The book contains short works of fiction by the …

60141. Tupac Shakur Legacy

Jamal Joseph

Tupac Shakur Legacy is an official interactive biography of Tupac Shakur released on August 16, 2006. The author of the book is Jamal Joseph, a friend of the Shakur family and a former Black Panther Party member. The book is published by Atria Books a division of Simon & …

60146. God inside of me

Della Reese

God inside of me is a book by Della Reese.

60150. The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the …

60156. The Eye and the Finger

Donald Wandrei

The Eye and the Finger is a collection of Fantasy, Horror and Science fiction short stories by author Donald Wandrei. It was released in 1944 and was his first book published by Arkham House. 1,617 copies were printed. The stories had appeared previously in Weird Tales, Esquire, …

60163. 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 …

60166. 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.

60169. The Gates of Hades

John Gregory Betancourt

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

60174. Intelligent Thought

John Brockman

Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement is a book edited by John Brockman and published by Vintage Books. The book is a series of essays which discuss the idea that natural selection and evolution helps explain the world better than intelligent …

60179. 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 …

60180. Golf in the Kingdom

Michael Murphy

Golf in the Kingdom is a 1971 novel by Michael Murphy. It has sold over a million copies and been translated into 19 languages. Golf in the Kingdom tells the story of Michael Murphy, a young traveler who accidentally stumbles on a mystical golfing expert while in Scotland. …

60185. Epicœne, or The silent woman

Ben Johson

Epicœne, or The silent woman, also known as Epicene, is a comedy by Renaissance playwright Ben Jonson. It was originally performed by the Blackfriars Children or Children of the Queen's Revels, a group of boy players, in 1609. It was, by Jonson's admission, a failure on its …

60187. Sea Change

robert harmon

Sea Change is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Jesse Stone series.

60188. 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 …

60190. Scare School

R. L. Stine

Scare School is a book published in 2001 that was written by R. L. Stine.

60191. Midnight in Death

Nora Roberts

Midnight in Death is a novella by J.D. Robb. It is the first In Death novella, along with the shortest. It takes place between Holiday in Death and Conspiracy in Death.

60197. Cinderella: Fables Are Forever

Chris Roberson

Fabletown's favorite secret agent and bon vivant Cinderella is back on the job again in this follow up limited series to CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE. Someone is killing sorcerers out on the Farm, and all signs point to Cinderella's archnemesis from the old days. The …

60198. Jaws

Peter Benchley

Jaws is a 1974 novel by Peter Benchley. It tells the story of a great white shark that preys upon a small resort town and the voyage of three men trying to kill it. The novel grows out of Benchley's interest in shark attacks after he learned about the exploits of shark fisherman …

60199. 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 …

60200. Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1

Nora Roberts

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts―Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives…It began on New …



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