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.

60001. The Fiftieth Gate

Mark Raphael Baker

The Fiftieth Gate is a book written by Mark Raphael Baker and published by HarperCollins in 1997. The book documents his exploration of his parents' memories and past in relation to the Holocaust. The book won a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1997, and the Ethnic …

60011. Collected Poems

Richard L. Tierney

Collected Poems: Nightmares and Visions is a collection of poems by Richard L. Tierney. It was released in 1981 by Arkham House in an edition of 1,030 copies. The book is illustrated by Jason Van Hollander. The poems had previously appeared in The Arkham Collector, Whispers, …

60016. 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 …

60017. Charon's cosmology

Charles Simić

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

60018. 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 …

60021. Ashes: Poems New and Old

Philip Levine

Ashes: Poems New and Old is a book by Philip Levine.

60022. Marked by Fire

Joyce Carol Thomas

Marked by Fire is a novel by Joyce Carol Thomas. Thomas and Paula Fox shared the 1983 National Book Award for Children's Books in category Fiction, Paperback. The story follows the life of Abyssinia "Abby" Jackson, whose home in Oklahoma is destroyed by a tornado and fire. whose …

60023. The Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Rogers

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

60024. George Washington

Genevieve Foster

George Washington: An Initial Biography is a children's book by Genevieve Foster about the life of the first President of the United States. Though simply written, the biography is comprehensive and scrupulously authentic. The book, illustrated by the author, was first published …

60025. 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.

60026. The Two Reds

William Lipkind

The Two Reds is a book written by William Lipkind and illustrated by Nicholas Mordvinoff.

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 …

60041. Out of the Unknown

A. E.; E. Mayne Hull Van Vogt

Out of the Unknown is a collection of fantasy short stories written by A. E. van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull. It was first published in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 1,000 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazine Unknown.

60044. Of Chameleons and Gods

Jack Mapanje

Of Chameleons and Gods is the title of the first collection of poetry by Malawian poet Jack Mapanje, published in 1981 in the United Kingdom, in Heinemann's African Writers Series. Despite critical acclaim, the collection was withdrawn from circulation in Malawi, because it was …

60055. The dear green place

Archie Hind

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

60058. The day before sunrise

Thomas Wiseman

April 1945 — the last act of the war… The Allied stranglehold on Berlin is tightening by the day, as the escape corridor to the Bavarian Alps and the Swiss border is narrowing. In the maze of ruins that Berlin has become, a man of appalling ingenuity, with a ruthless sense of …

60060. 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 …

60061. Beyond Reason

Ken Englade

Beyond Reason is a book written by Ken Englade.

60062. Pan Sagittarius

Ian Wallace

Pan Sagittarius is a book published in 1973 that was written by Ian Wallace.

60066. The Last Albatross

Ian Irvine

The Last Albatross is the first book in Ian Irvine's Eco-thriller titles, set in 2010. It depicts what our world might be like in a few years time, focusing on environmental depletion and cultural degeneration. There is a large emphasis on green cults and terrorists, as well as …

60070. Killing Time

Justin Richards

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

60071. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight..." First …

60072. Murder on the Midnight Plane

Gaby Waters

Murder on the Midnight Plane is book 3 in the Usborne Puzzle Adventure series of children's books. This was originally marketed as a "Solve It Yourself" book. Later this series was renamed "Usborne Puzzle Adventures". In 2001 the cover was redesigned.

60077. Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft II

H. P. Lovecraft

Selected Letters II, 1925-1929 is a collection of letters by H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1968 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,482 copies. It is the second of a five volume series of collections of Lovecraft's letters and includes a preface by August Derleth and Donald …

60078. Science-Fiction: The Early Years

Everett F. Bleiler

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

60084. Alias S. S. Van Dine

John Loughery

Alias S. S. Van Dine is a book written by John Loughery.

60087. An American Doctor's Odyssey: Adventures in …

Victor Heiser

An American Doctor's Odyssey: Adventures in Forty-Five Countries is a book written by Victor Heiser.

60093. 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 …

60095. The Old Man Who Does As He Pleases: Selections From …

Lu Yu

The Old Man Who Does As He Pleases: Selections From The Poetry and Prose of Lu Yu is a collection of works written by Lu Yu colleted and translated by Burton Watson.

60103. 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 …

60106. Fire World

Chris d'Lacey

Fire World is the sixth and penultimate novel in The Last Dragon Chronicles series by Chris d'Lacey. In an interview with ThirstforFiction on the publication day, Chris d'Lacey stated that Fire World would be set in an alternate universe, and that all of the recurring characters …

60107. My House Has Two Doors

Han Suyin

My House Has Two Doors is one of a multi-book autobiography by Han Suyin. It tells of her life from 1948 to 1980, including the real-life love-affair that was the basis for her novel A Many-Splendoured Thing. She went from Hong Kong to Malaya, where she witnessed the Communist …

60109. Dragonstar Destiny

Bischoff

Dragonstar Destiny is a book published in 1989 that was written by Thomas F. Monteleone and David Bischoff.

60110. The Nightingale

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Nightingale is a novel by the American writer Agnes Sligh Turnbull set in a fictional rural Western Pennsylvania village at the turn of the 20th century. Violet Carpenter is already considered a spinster at age twenty-five when financial necessity forces her to take in …

60114. Stone of Tears

Terry Goodkind

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

60115. Year's Best SF 15

David Hartwell Kathryn Cramer

Year's Best SF 15 is a science fiction anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer that was published in June 2010. It is the fifteenth in the Year's Best SF series.

60123. 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 …

60127. Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood

Taslima Nasreen

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

60135. Almost Famous

David Getz

Almost Famous is a book written by David Small.

60136. Catholic Ashrams

Sita Ram Goel

Catholic Ashrams is a book published by Sita Ram Goel in 1988 under his Voice of India imprint. The book was reprinted in an enlarged version in 1994. The book's analysis centers on the Christian missionaries associated with Catholic so-called "ashrams" in India. Goel sees in …

60137. Travels with my cello

Julian Lloyd Webber

The 1984 autobiography by Julian Lloyd Webber, Travels with My Cello, covers his childhood through to travelling the world as a concert performer in the early 1980s.

60140. Highway Holocaust

Joe Dever

Highway Holocaust is a book published in 1988 that was written by Joe Dever.

60141. Marginalia

H. P. Lovecraft

Marginalia is a collection of Fantasy, Horror and Science fiction short stories, essays, biography and poetry by and about the American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1944 and was the third collection of Lovecraft's work published by Arkham House. 2,035 copies were …

60142. Murder Must Advertise

Dorothy L. Sayers

Murder Must Advertise is a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, published in 1933. Most of the action takes place in an advertising agency, a setting with which Sayers was very familiar. One of her advertising colleagues, Bobby Bevan, was the inspiration for the …

60144. A Long Way from Chicago

Richard Fremantle

A Long Way from Chicago is a "novel in stories" by Richard Peck. It was awarded the Newbery Honor in 1999. Peck's sequel to this book, A Year Down Yonder, won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2001.

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 …

60146. Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

edited by Frederik Pohl

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon is a science fiction novel by the American writer Frederik Pohl, a sequel to his 1977 novel Gateway and the second book in the Heechee series. It was a finalist for two major annual awards, the 1981 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 1980 Nebula …

60150. Murder Is No Joke

Rex Stout

"Murder Is No Joke" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the 1958 short-story collection And Four to Go. Stout subsequently rewrote and expanded the story as "Frame-Up for Murder", serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post. It is the …

60153. The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Chetan

The 3 Mistakes of My Life is the third novel written by Chetan Bhagat. The book was published in May 2008 and had an initial print-run of 420,000. The novel follows the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India. This is the third best seller …

60160. Through the First Antarctic Night

Frederick Cook

Published by Heinemann in 1900

60162. 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 …

60163. The Amityville Curse

Hans Holzer

The Amityville Curse is a prequel to The Amityville Horror written by Hans Holzer. A film adaptation titled The Amityville Curse was released direct-to-video in 1990.

60179. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Erich Fromm

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

60184. Babylon by Bus

Ray LeMoine

The true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling Yankees Suck T-Shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, where they became employed by the occupation in jobs for which they lacked qualification and witnessed much that amazed and disturbed …

60185. Casino Royale

Ian Fleming; Anthony Burgess

Casino Royale is the first novel by the British author Ian Fleming. Published in 1953, it is the first James Bond book, and it paved the way for a further eleven novels and two short story collections by Fleming, followed by numerous continuation Bond novels by other authors. …

60186. 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 …

60189. Rat Girl

Kristin Hersh

Rat Girl is a memoir published in 2010 by Penguin Books and written by Kristin Hersh, a guitarist, songwriter, and singer who has performed as a solo artist, and as guitarist/lead singer of the alternative rock band Throwing Muses. In the U.K., it was released with the alternate …

60192. The Murder of Hound Dog Bates

Robbie Branscum

The Murder of Hound Dog Bates is a book by Robbie Branscum.

60195. Inner loops : a sourcebook for fast 32-bit software …

Rick Booth

Inner loops: a sourcebook for fast 32-bit software development is a book written by Rick Booth.

60196. In Pursuit of Picasso

Bruce Balan

In Pursuit of Picasso is a book published in 1998 that was written by Bruce Balan.

60197. Born of Silence

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

60198. 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 …

60200. The Second World War

Antony Beevor

A masterful and comprehensive new chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included …



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