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.

60201. A Choice of Magic

Ruth Manning-Sanders

A Choice of Magic is a 1971 anthology of 32 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. In fact, the book is mostly a collection of tales published in previous Manning-Sanders anthologies. Stories are pulled from A Book of …

60204. Thy Hand, Great Anarch!

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Thy Hand, Great Anarch! is a 1987 autobiographical sequel to Indian essayist Nirad C. Chaudhuri's The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian. Its title was inspired from the concluding couplet of Alexander Pope's The Dunciad which runs thus: Written when he was in his 80's, this …

60205. Memories of the Irish-Israeli War

Phil O'Brien

Memories of the Irish-Israeli War is a 1995 novel by Phil O'Brien, a pen name for former Cruella de Ville frontwoman Philomena Muinzer derived from her mother's maiden name. The novel, told from the point of view of a waitress from Belfast who calls herself "Poisoner" or "Mad …

60206. Lonely Vigils

Manly Wade Wellman

Lonely Vigils is a collection of fantasy, horror and mystery short stories by author Manly Wade Wellman. It was released in 1981 by Carcosa in an edition of 1,548 copies, of which the 566 pre-ordered copies were signed by the author and artist. The stories feature Wellman's …

60208. The Silver Citadel

Anthony Horowitz

The Silver Citadel is a book published in 1986 that was written by Anthony Horowitz.

60212. 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.

60223. Have You Seen Tom Thumb?

Mabel Leigh Hunt

Have You Seen Tom Thumb? is a biography of General Tom Thumb written for children by Mabel Leigh Hunt. It tells the story of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a charming and humorous dwarf who traveled all over the world with the showman P. T. Barnum. The book, illustrated by Fritz …

60224. The revisionist

Douglas Crase

The revisionist is a collection of poems by Douglas Crase.

60225. Shadows of Dreams

Robert E. Howard

Shadows of Dreams is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard. It was published in 1989 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 850 copies. Most of the poems are original to this collection. Others originally appeared in the magazines The Poets' Scroll, Fantasy …

60233. Sagas of Conan

L. Sprague de Camp

Sagas of Conan is a 2004 omnibus collection of three previously issued fantasy books written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books.

60235. Dr. Seuss Storytime

Dr. Seuss

Includes the following Stories: McElligo't Pool; the Zax; The Lorax; and Scrambled Eggs Super

60251. The White People

Arthur Machen

"The White People" is a fantasy-horror short story by the Welsh writer Arthur Machen. Written in the late 1890s, it was first published in 1904 in Horlick's Magazine—of which Machen's friend A. E. Waite was editor— then reprinted in Machen's collection The House of Souls.

60260. Portal Through Time

Alice Henderson

Portal Through Time is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was published in 2006. The author, Alice Henderson, also wrote, Night Terrors in the Stake Your Destiny series. In this novel, Buffy and her friends time-travel to four …

60262. Paris Journal, 1944-1965

Janet Flanner

Paris Journal, 1944-1965 is a book written by Janet Flanner.

60268. William the Dictator

Richmal Crompton

William — The Dictator is the 20th book of children's short stories in the Just William series by Richmal Crompton. This book contains 10 stories. It was first published in 1938, and the first published versions are now collectors items and pretty rare. This title and the …

60269. 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.

60272. 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.

60274. The Forbidden City

Ian Page

The Forbidden City is the second book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, for whom the first book is named, a young Wizard trained by the enigmatic Shianti to stop …

60276. Net.wars

Wendy M. Grossman

Net.wars is a non-fiction book by journalist Wendy M. Grossman about conflict and controversy among stakeholders on the Internet. It was published by NYU Press in 1997, and was simultaneously made available free as an online version. The book discusses conflicts which arose …

60277. The Smell of Telescopes

Rhys Hughes

The Smell of Telescopes is the title of a collection of short fiction by Welsh fantasy writer Rhys Hughes, first published in 2000 by Tartarus Press. The book features 26 interconnected short stories, subdivided into a number of story cycles that interact with each other and are …

60278. The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

Manuel Ramos

The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz is a book written by Manuel Ramos.

60282. The Quartz Massacre

Rebecca Levene

The Quartz Massacre is a book published in 2005 that was written by Rebecca Levene.

60283. Clone Catcher

Alfred Slote

Clone Catcher is a book by Alfred Slote.

60288. Discovering History in China

Paul Cohen

Discovering History in China: American Historical Writing on the Recent Chinese Past is a book by Paul A. Cohen introducing the ideas behind American histories of China since 1840. It was published by Columbia University Press in 1984 and reprinted with a new preface in 2010. …

60289. Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur

Samuels

Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur is a book written by Ernest Samuels.

60290. 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 …

60293. 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America

Jack Huberman

101 People Who Are Really Screwing America is a non-fiction book by Jack Huberman. It was published in 2006 by Nation Books. The book is a liberal response to Bernard Goldberg's book 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, and includes criticism of Republican politicians …

60296. Trial by Fury

Jack Lancer

Trial by Fury is a book published in 1969 that was written by Jim Lawrence under the pseudonym of Jack Lancer.

60300. Soul Circus

George Pelecanos

Soul Circus is a 2003 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigators Derek Strange and Terry Quinn. It is the third novel to involve the characters following Right as Rain and Hell to Pay.

60308. The Labyrinths of Fear

Dave Morris

The Labyrinths of Fear is a book published in 1989 that was written by Dave Morris.

60309. The Little Kingdom

Michael Moritz

The Little Kingdom is the first book that documented the development of Apple Computer. It was published in 1984 and written by then-Time Magazine reporter Michael Moritz. While Jobs initially cooperated with Moritz, he ended communication in the middle of the project and did …

60314. Anxious Nation

David Walker

Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia 1850-1939, written by David Walker, has been described as a "landmark" analysis of the history of Australian perceptions of Asian people and their cultures. It was first published by the University of Queensland Press in 1999 and …

60316. The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949

T. E. Dikty

The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949 is a 1949 anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty. It was the first published anthology to present the best science fiction stories for a given year. The stories had originally appeared in …

60317. The cat of Bubastes

G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt is a historical novel for young people by British author G.A. Henty. It is the story of a young prince who becomes a slave when the Egyptians conquer his people, then is made a fugitive when his master accidentally kills a sacred cat. …

60319. A Little Girl is Dead

Harry Golden

A Little Girl is Dead is a book written by Harry Golden.

60323. 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.

60324. The Case of the Dirty Bird

Gary Paulsen

The Case of the Dirty Bird is the first novel in the Culpepper Adventures series by Gary Paulsen. It is about Dunc Culpepper and best friend, Amos who with the help of an 150-year-old parrot manage to uncover a ring of appliance thieves and escape a watchdog to discover who …

60325. Love Story

Erich Segal

Love Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal. The book's origins lay in a screenplay that Segal wrote, and that was subsequently approved for production by Paramount Pictures. Paramount requested that Segal adapt the story into novel form as a preview of …

60326. My Son the Fanatic

Hanif Kureishi

My Son the Fanatic is a short story written by Hanif Kureishi first published in The New Yorker, 1994. It was reprinted in Kureishi's 1997 collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, and also as a supplement to some editions of The Black Album. The short story was also …

60331. 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 …

60332. The Getting of Wisdom

Henry Handel Richardson

The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. It was first published in 1910, and has almost always been in print ever since.

60337. Waverley

Walter Scott

Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition. It became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as …

60340. Photoshop CS2 Bible

Deke McClelland

Photoshop CS2 Bible is a book written by Deke McClelland, Robert C. Fuller, with Laurie Ulrich Fuller.

60348. Cardography

Orson Scott Card

Cardography is a short story collection by Orson Scott Card. It contains five stories and an introduction by David Hartwell. All five of these stories were later published in Maps in a Mirror

60356. Sherds

F. Sionil José

Sherds is a 2007 short novel or novelette written by Filipino National Artist for Literature and multi-awarded author F. Sionil José. According to Elmer A. Ordoñez, a writer from The Manila Times, in Sherds José achieved “lyrical effects”, specially in the novel’s final …

60361. 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.

60363. Eeny Meeny Murder Mo

Rex Stout

"Eeny Meeny Murder Mo" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the March 1962 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

60368. Books of Blood, Volume I

Clive Barker

Books of Blood, Volume I is a book published in 1984 that was written by Clive Barker.

60370. Sundays at Tiffany's

Gabrielle Charbonnet James Patterson

Sundays at Tiffany's is a romance novel by the authors James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet released on April 29, 2008. It has also recently been adapted into a Lifetime Television original movie that premiered on December 6, 2010.

60374. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Charles Darwin

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by Charles Darwin, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour. It was published thirteen years after On the Origin of Species and alongside his 1871 book The Descent of Man, it is Darwin's …

60396. Nineteen eighty-four : the facsimile of the extant …

George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, …

60399. Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas)

Charlaine Harris

Get ready for the new drama Midnight, Texas on NBC with the first book in Charlaine Harris’ paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in...Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the …

60400. Home Sweet Murder (James Patterson's Murder Is …

James Patterson

As seen on the Discovery ID TV series Murder is Forever, these two true-crime thrillers follow a lawyer struggling to stop a killer and a detective angling to solve a double homicide.Home Sweet Murder (with Andrew Bourelle): Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a …



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