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.

60401. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes is a 2005 book by Bill Watterson.

60411. The Police Procedural

George N. Dove

The Police Procedural is a book written by George N. Dove.

60417. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky McDermott

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

60418. Birthdays of Freedom

Genevieve Foster

Birthdays of Freedom is a children's history book written and illustrated by Genevieve Foster. The book was originally published in two volumes, Book One being first published in 1952, Book Two in 1957. Book One was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1953. The combined book has been …

60419. Life Supports: New and Collected Poems

William Bronk

Life Supports: New and Collected Poems is a collection of poems written by William Bronk.

60425. The Fate of the Earth

Jonathan Schell

The Fate of the Earth is a 1982 book by Jonathan Schell. This "seminal" description of the consequences of nuclear war "forces even the most reluctant person to confront the unthinkable: the destruction of humanity and possibly most life on Earth". The book is regarded as a key …

60426. The Discovery of the Unconscious

Henri Ellenberger

The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry is a 1970 book by the Swiss medical historian Henri F. Ellenberger. In this study of the history of dynamic psychiatry, Ellenberger provides an account of the early history of psychology covering …

60427. Kings or People: Power and the Mandate to Rule

Reinhard Bendix

Kings or People: Power and the Mandate to Rule is a book written by Reinhard Bendix.

60438. King Rat

James Patrick Kelly

King Rat is a 1962 novel by James Clavell. Set during World War II, Clavell's literary debut describes the struggle for survival of British, Australian, Dutch, New Zealand and American prisoners of war in a Japanese camp in Singapore—a description informed by Clavell's own …

60439. 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 …

60443. March Madness

Stanley Wagner

March Madness is a book by Stanley Wagner.

60447. Engaged to Murder

Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

Engaged to Murder is a book written by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel.

60453. Dreamer

Daniel Quinn

Dreamer is a novel written by Daniel Quinn in 1988.

60454. The Transformations of Man

Lewis Mumford

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

60455. The Negative Zone

Victor Appleton

The Negative Zone is a book published in 1991 that was written by Bill McCay under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

60461. Visions of the Universe

Isaac Asimov

Visions of the Universe is a book written by Kazuaki Iwasaki and Isaac Asimov in 1981.

60469. Something About Cats and Other Pieces

H. P. Lovecraft

Something About Cats and Other Pieces is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories, poetry and essays by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1949 and was the fourth collection of Lovecraft's work published by Arkham House. The stories for …

60470. The Little White Car

Rhodes De

The Little White Car, is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes, published under the pen name Danuta de Rhodes in 2004 by Canongate and has been translated into 12 languages. The book's premise, based on real-world evidence, is that the car carrying Diana, Princess of Wales was in …

60471. 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 …

60473. The Spirit of Liberty

Learned Hand

The Spirit of Liberty is a book written by Learned Hand.

60475. The complete critical prose and letters

Osip Mandelstam

The complete critical prose and letters is a book written by Osip Mandelstam.

60476. The Green Stone

Suzanne Blanc

The Green Stone is a book by Suzanne Blanc.

60479. About a Boy

Nick Hornby/ Clara Drechsler/ Harald Hellmann

About a Boy is a 1998 coming of age novel written by British writer Nick Hornby which has sold over a million copies. It was adapted into a 2002 film of the same name. And, with great departure, it was the basis for an American television series in 2014 with a pilot directed by …

60480. Innocent: Her Fancy and His Fact

Marie Corelli

Innocent: Her Fancy and His Fact is a 1914 English novel by Marie Corelli. Its theme is the mistreatment of illegitimate children. It also contains several proto-feminist polemics against marriage.

60484. King Solomon's Ring

Konrad Lorenz

King Solomon's Ring is a zoological book for the general audience, written by the Austrian scientist Konrad Lorenz in 1949. The first English-language edition appeared in 1952. The book's title refers to the legendary Seal of Solomon, a ring that supposedly gave King Solomon the …

60485. Nemesis

Agatha Christie

Nemesis is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in November 1971 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at £1.50 and the US edition at $6.95. It was the last Miss …

60496. Curtain

Agatha Christie

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in September 1975 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company later in the same year, selling for $7.95. The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur …

60502. The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go is a young-adult novel by Patrick Ness, published by Walker Books in May 2008. It inaugurated the Chaos Walking series, was celebrated by critics, and won annual awards including the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Award, and the James …

60503. The Secret of the Black Hole

Patrick Moore

The Secret of the Black Hole is a book published in 1980 that was written by Patrick Moore.

60505. The Namesake

Jhumpa

The Namesake is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It was originally a novella published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full-length novel. It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Interpreter of …

60506. Predator

Patricia Cornwell

Predator is a crime fiction novel by Patricia Cornwell.

60511. Songs for the Philologists

J. R. R. Tolkien

Songs for the Philologists is a collection of poems by E. V. Gordon and J. R. R. Tolkien as well as traditional songs. It is the rarest and most difficult to find Tolkien-related book. Originally a collection of typescripts compiled by Gordon in 1921–26 for the students of the …

60514. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Richard Woodley

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh is a novelization by the American writer Richard Woodley based upon the screenplay by Jaison Starkes and Edmond Stevens of the 1979 sports–fantasy comedy film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. It tells the story of a professional basketball team, the …

60516. Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

Bram Stoker

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.

60518. Hearts in Atlantis

Stephen Hodge

Hearts in Atlantis is a collection of two novellas and three short stories by Stephen King, all connected to one another by recurring characters and taking place in roughly chronological order. The stories are about the baby boomer generation, specifically King's view that this …

60519. Just this once

Scott French

Just This Once is a 1993 romance novel written in the style of Jacqueline Susann by a Macintosh IIcx computer named "Hal" in collaboration with its programmer, Scott French. French reportedly spent $40,000 and 8 years developing an artificial intelligence program to analyze …

60520. The French revolution

Thomas Carlyle

The French Revolution: A History was written by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle. The three-volume work, first published in 1837, charts the course of the French Revolution from 1789 to the height of the Reign of Terror and culminates in 1795. A …

60522. A Pocket Full of Rye

Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full of Rye is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 9 November 1953, and in the US by Dodd, Mead & co. the following year. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and sixpence and the US edition …

60531. Almost Famous

David Getz

Almost Famous is a book written by David Small.

60534. The Psychology of Religion and Coping

Kenneth Pargament

The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice by Kenneth Pargament was published in the United States in 1997. It is addressed to professional psychologists and researchers, and has been reviewed in many professional journals. Originally hardbound, it was …

60536. 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.

60538. Before…12:01…and After

Richard A. Lupoff

Before…12:01…and After is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror stories by author Richard A. Lupoff. It was released in 1996 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 2,100 copies of which 100 were signed by the author and the artist. Many of the stories …

60539. 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 …

60544. Maximum Fantastic Four

Stan Lee

Maximum Fantastic Four is a 224-page coffee table art book focused on the art of Jack Kirby in 1961's Fantastic Four #1. This project was conceived of and orchestrated by Walter Mosley. It has been reprinted numerous times.

60547. A People's History of the United States

Edwin Howard Simmons

A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history as it has been experienced by the entirety of the population, not just the elites. According to him, …

60548. The Luck Stone

P. G. Wodehouse

The Luck Stone is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, written under the pseudonym Basil Windham. It was compiled from a serial which appeared in ''Chums:An Illustrated Paper for Boys" between September 16, 1908 and January 20, 1909, when Wodehouse was twenty seven years old. It was …

60550. One Man and His Bog

Barry Pilton

One Man and His Bog is a 1986 travelogue book written by Barry Pilton and published by Corgi which started life as a series of talks on BBC Radio 4. It gives a light-hearted account of his walking the full length of the Pennine Way in 21 days, from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk …

60557. Rumble Fish

Susan E. Hinton

Rumble Fish is a 1975 novel for young adults by S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders. It was adapted to film and directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1983.

60561. Cry to Heaven

Anne Rice

Cry to Heaven is a novel by American author Anne Rice published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1982. Taking place in eighteenth-century Italy, it follows the paths of two unlikely collaborators: a Venetian noble and a maestro from Calabria, both trying to succeed in the world of the …

60562. Urgum and the Seat of Flames

Kjartan Poskitt

Urgum and the Seat of Flames is a book published in 2007 that was written by Kjartan Poskitt.

60563. Project 17

Laurie Faria

Project 17 is a young adult novel, written by Laurie Faria Stolarz, published by Hyperion Books in 2007. It tells the tale of six teens who break into the abandoned mental institution, The Danvers State Hospital.

60566. One-Night Baby

Susan Stephens

One-Night Baby is a book written by Susan Stephens.

60573. Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford is one of the better-known novels of the 19th-century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens.

60574. Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1

Stan Lee

Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1 is a book written by Stan Lee.

60585. Red Shadows

Robert J. Hogan

Red Shadows is a collection of Fantasy short stories and poems by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1968 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 896 copies. The stories and poems feature Howard's character, Solomon Kane. Many of the stories first appeared …

60587. The Seven Who Were Hanged

Nikolayevich Leonid

The Seven That Were Hanged is a 1908 short story by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. The novel was adapted for film in 1920. Herman Bernstein translated the novel from Russian to English.

60590. Twelve Sharp

Janet Evanovich

Twelve Sharp, published in 2006, is the 12th novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. The hardcover version appeared at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List in the week of July 9, 2006, while the paperback release has also been in the top …

60598. The Land I Lost

Quang Nhuong Huynh

The Land I Lost is an autobiographical book that centers on the life of the author, Quang Nhuong Huynh. The book was first published by Harper & Row in 1982, and was illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai. Huynh's second book, Water Buffalo Days, used multiple passages originally …

60599. What a Week Omnibus Books 1-3

Rosie Rushton

What a Week Omnibus Books 1-3 is a book, which contains first three parts of What a Week series by Rosie Rushton: What a Week to Fall in Love, What a Week to Make it Big and What a Week to Break Free. It was published by Piccadilly Press Ltd. in 2005.

60600. No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals …

John Stossel

New York Times bestselling journalist John Stossel shows how the expansion of government control is destructive for American society.The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described …



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