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. Rivers of Babylon

Peter Pist'anek

Rivers of Babylon is a 1991 thriller novel by Peter Pišťanek. The plot focuses on the criminal underworld of Bratislava, Slovakia around the time of the Velvet Revolution. The characters - a collection of pimps, prostitutes and swindlers - are all seeking to make themselves a …

60003. Marxism and morality

Steven Lukes

Marxism and Morality is a 1985 book by political and social theorist Steven Lukes.

60005. 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 …

60010. The Enchanted Type-Writer

John K. Bangs

The Enchanted Type-Writer is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has become known as Bangsian fantasy. Bangs attributes many of the stories to the late James Boswell, who has become an editor for a newspaper …

60020. The Politics of Individualism

L. Susan Brown

The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, and Anarchism is a 1993 political science book by L. Susan Brown. She begins by noting that liberalism and anarchism seem at times to share common components, but on other occasions are in direct opposition to one …

60021. Blood on the Forge

William Attaway

Blood on the Forge is a migration novel by the African-American writer William Attaway set in the steel valley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1919, a time when vast numbers of Black Americans moved northward. Attaway's own family was part of this population shift from …

60025. The Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Rogers

The Pursuit of Happiness is a book written by Thomas Rogers.

60026. Little Blacknose

Hildegarde Swift

Little Blacknose: The Story of a Pioneer is a children's book published in 1929. Written by Hildegarde Swift, the book received the Newbery Honor award for the year 1930. The book tells the story of the DeWitt Clinton locomotive, the first steam locomotive to operate in New York.

60027. Queer Person

Ralph Hubbard

Queer Person is a children's novel by Ralph Hubbard. It tells the story of a deaf-mute boy who is raised among the Pikuni. The novel, illustrated by Harold von Schmidt, was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1931.

60028. Langston Hughes

Milton Meltzer

Langston Hughes is a book written by Milton Meltzer.

60038. Authority and Interpretation of the Bible

Jack B. & Mckim Rogers, Donald K.

Authority and Interpretation of the Bible is a book written by Jack Bartlett Rogers and Donald K. McKim.

60040. Alexa

Stan Lee

60059. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co., it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 …

60065. Lily Beach

Jennie Fields

Lily Beach is a literary novel by Jennie Fields. Her first published work, this story is set in the 1960s and focuses on the character Lily Beach as she struggles with a past of abuse. Lily travels to Illinois and three different men to escape her past. Originally published by …

60066. 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 …

60067. Playing Murder

Sandra Scoppettone

Playing Murder is a book by Sandra Scoppettone.

60068. Deadline

Marcy Heidish

Deadline is a book written by Marcy Heidish.

60073. Driftglass/Starshards

Samuel R. Delany

Driftglass/Starshards is a 1993 collection of short stories by Samuel R. Delany. The collection contains the entire contents of Delany's 1971 collection, Driftglass, stories from Distant Stars and others that had not previously been collected. Many of the stories originally …

60074. The Earth House

Jeanne DuPrau

The Earth House is a 1993 novel by American author Jeanne DuPrau.

60075. Terminator 2 : Hour of the Wolf

Mark W. Tiedemann

Terminator 2 : Hour of the Wolf is a book published in 2004 that was written by Mark W. Tiedemann.

60077. Better Angels

Howard V. Hendrix

Better Angels is a science fiction novel by Howard V. Hendrix first published in 1999.

60084. 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 …

60085. A house is built

M. Barnard Eldershaw

A House is Built is the first novel of M. Barnard Eldershaw, the joint pseudonym of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw. It was written as a result of their seeing an advertisement for The Bulletin prize. The novel won this prize in 1928, shared with Katharine Susannah …

60090. The Lieutenant

Kate Grenville

The Lieutenant is a historical novel by Kate Grenville, published in 2008. The novel loosely follows historical facts based on the experiences of William Dawes, an officer of the Royal Marines who was on the 1788 First Fleet from England to the New South Wales colony. His …

60099. Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is one of several plays written by Shakespeare based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra. Although the title is …

60102. 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.

60108. 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 …

60111. 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 …

60114. Lorna Doone

R. D. Blackmore

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. …

60115. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is …

60122. Executive power

Vince Flynn

Executive Power is Vince Flynn's fifth novel, and the fourth to feature Mitch Rapp, an American agent that works for the CIA as an operative for a covert counter terrorism unit called the "Orion Team."

60127. Someone Else's Grave

Alison Smith

Someone Else's Grave is a book written by Alison Smith.

60128. Troy: Fall of Kings

David & Stella

Troy: Fall of Kings is a historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming the final part of the Troy Series. It was finished by his wife, Stella Gemmell, following his death on July 28, 2006 and released under the joint authorship of David and Stella …

60135. Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide

S. G. Wilkens

Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide is an original novel based on the hit ABC Family series Kyle XY. As a "tie-in" to the television series, the novel uses many of the same themes present in Kyle XY's first season, as well as building on the 'Kyle Trager true identity' plot-line. The novel …

60136. Heir to the Empire

Timothy Zahn

Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by Timothy Zahn.

60145. The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the …

60151. A Spirit of Tolerance

Amadou Hampâté Bâ

A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar is the only English translation of Amadou Hampate Ba’s book Vie en enseignement de Tierno Bokar, le sage de Bandiagara, originally written in French. This book describes the life of Tierno Bokar, a Malian Sufi who …

60157. Circus of the Damned

Laurell K. Hamilton

Circus of the Damned is third book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of horror/mystery novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

60162. The Informant

Kurt Eichwald

The Informant is a nonfiction white-collar crime book written by journalist Kurt Eichenwald and published in 2000 by Random House. It documents the mid-1990s lysine price-fixing conspiracy case and the involvement of Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre, inspiring a …

60163. The Great and Secret Show

Clive Barker

The Great and Secret Show is a novel by British author Clive Barker. It was released in 1989 and it is the first "Book of the Art" in a trilogy, known as The Art Trilogy by fans. The novel is about the conflict between two highly evolved men – Randolph Jaffe and Richard Fletcher …

60166. Anansi Boys

Neil

Anansi Boys is a novel by Neil Gaiman. In the novel, "Mr. Nancy", an incarnation of the West African trickster god Anansi, dies, leaving two sons, who in turn discover each other. The novel follows their adventures as they explore their common heritage. Anansi Boys was published …

60168. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

John Piper

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism is a collection of articles on gender roles, written from an evangelical perspective, and edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem. Crossway Books published the book in 1991 for the Council on Biblical …

60169. The Samurai's Garden

Gal Tsukyama

The Samurai's Garden is a 1996 novel by American author Gail Tsukiyama. Many consider it to be Tsukiyama's finest work, and an influential piece in Asian literature. The Samurai's Garden is usually included in required reading lists for high school students, and is considered to …

60178. The queen always wanted to dance

Mercer Mayer

To put a stop to his wife's unqueenly behavior, the king makes singing and dancing illegal, only to find the queen is willing to sing and dance in jail with the rest of the kingdom.

60181. Eragon

Christopher Paolini

Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, who began writing at the age of 15. After writing the first draft for a year, Paolini spent a second year rewriting and fleshing out the story and characters. Paolini's parents saw the final manuscript …

60182. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Erich Fromm

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness is a book written by Erich Fromm.

60189. Born of Silence

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

60190. Woman Chief

Benjamin Capps

Woman Chief is a book written by Benjamin Capps.

60191. Size 12 and Ready to Rock: A Heather Wells Mystery

Meg Cabot

After dallying with sexy vampires and ingeniously reinterpreting the Dracula legend (Insatiable, Overbite), #1 New York Times bestseller Meg Cabot is ready to rock ’n’ roll once more with Heather Wells. The un-petite assistant New York City college dorm director and sometime …

60193. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June …

60194. 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 …

60195. 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 …

60196. The Bourbon Kings

J.R. Ward

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, …

60197. Fables Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind

Bill Willingham

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The tights and capes have been stored away forever, but it remains to be seen if Haven and its refugee inhabitants have survived the onslaught of. Where do the Fables go from here? Bigby and Snow White's cubs try to move forward after learning a …

60198. 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 …

60199. Pottymouth and Stoopid

James Patterson

Bestselling author James Patterson's best book for boys in years! Tired of being bullied, middle-school underdogs "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" finally fight back with the power of funny.David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when …

60200. Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern …

Simon Winchester

Best-selling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and …



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