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 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 …

60414. The Brethren

John Grisham

The Brethren is a legal thriller novel by American author John Grisham, published in 2000.

60424. Pasmore

David Storey

Pasmore is a book written by David Storey.

60425. 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 …

60426. Story of the Negro

Arna Bontemps

Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps is a children's history book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1949. The non-fiction book begins with a history of major African civilizations such as the Ghana and Mandingo Empires. The horrors of the Atlantic slave trade are described, …

60430. Meaning and Necessity

Rudolf Carnap

Meaning and Necessity is a 1947 book about logic by Rudolf Carnap.

60435. The Grisly Wife

Rodney Hall

The Grisly Wife is a 1993 Miles Franklin literary award winning novel by the Australian author Rodney Hall. The Miles Franklin Award Judges' Report called it "a novel with a rather surprising vision." This novel is the third book in The Yandilli Trilogy, following the novels …

60437. Fourth Generation Evaluation

Egon Guba

Fourth Generation Evaluation is a book by Egon Guba and Yvonne Lincoln.

60447. Dead Man Falling

Randall Silvis

Dead Man Falling is a crime novel by the American writer Randall Silvis. Set in 1990s in the Allegheny National Forest of Western Pennsylvania on the upper Allegheny River Valley, including the Kinzua Dam north Pittsburgh, it tells the story of wildlife filmmaker Mac Parris, who …

60449. The Case of the Nana-napper

Laura J. Burns

The Case of the Nana-napper is a book by Laura J. Burns.

60451. Wolf Sisters

Susan Price

The Wolf-Sisters is a historical fantasy novel by Susan Price. It is set in the Viking society of an undetermined country, where the majority of the population, including its king, queen and court, believe in the old Norse gods. Its plot is central to Kenelm Aetheling, the main …

60457. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

60463. Not in Our Stars

Jefferson P. Swycaffer

Not in Our Stars is a book published in 1984 that was written by Jefferson P. Swycaffer.

60466. Asa Gray, American Botanist, Friend of Darwin

A. Hunter Dupree

Asa Gray, American Botanist, Friend of Darwin is a book written by A. Hunter Dupree.

60467. The Earth House

Jeanne DuPrau

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

60468. Killing Time

Justin Richards

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

60469. 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 …

60476. Patronage

Maria Edgeworth

Patronage is a four volume fictional work by Anglo-Irish writer Maria Edgeworth and published in 1814. It is one of her later books, after such successes as Castle Rackrent, Belinda, Leonora and The Absentee in 1812, to name a few. The novel is a long and ambitious one which she …

60480. Hollywood Undercover

Ian Halperin

Hollywood Undercover: Revealing the Sordid Secrets of Tinseltown is a non-fiction book about the culture of Hollywood society, written by investigative journalist and author Ian Halperin. Halperin poses as a gay man trying to become a successful actor in Hollywood, and informs …

60482. A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at …

Chris Armold

A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa is a book written by rock writer and photographer Chris Armold and released by MJS Music Publications in 2007.

60483. The Monarch of the Glen

Compton Mackenzie

The Monarch of the Glen is a Scottish comic farce novel written by English-born Scottish author Compton Mackenzie and published in 1941. The first in Mackenzie's Highland Novels series, it depicts the life in the fictional Scottish castle of Glenbogle. The television programme …

60485. The Next Witness

Rex Stout

"The Next Witness" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published as "The Last Witness" in the May 1955 issue of The American Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Three Witnesses, published by the Viking Press in 1956.

60487. An Unbroken Agony

Randall Robinson

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President is a book on the history of Haiti by Randall Robinson. According to Randall Robinson, this book describes a non-standard history of Haiti. The title suggests to the reader that emphasis is put on the …

60488. O Strange New World

Howard Mumford Jones

O Strange New World: American Culture - The Formative Years was written by Howard Mumford Jones and published by Viking Press in 1964; it won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

60491. Out of the Darkness

Nigel Hinton

Out of the Darkness is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton. It was first published in 1998 and tells the story of a boy named Liam and a girl named Leila who were joined by fate and journey together.

60492. No Place Like Earth

John Wyndham

No Place Like Earth is a collection of science fiction short stories by John Wyndham, published in July 2003 by Darkside Press. The collection contains the following short stories: Derelict of Space Time to Rest No Place Like Earth In Outer Space There Shone a Star But a Kind of …

60504. 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 …

60505. 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. …

60506. The 480

Eugene Burdick

The 480 is a political fiction novel by Eugene Burdick. The plot evolves around the political turmoil after John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963. In the novel, a fictitious charismatic character, John Thatch, an engineer, is seeking nomination for the Republican Party candidate …

60507. 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 …

60508. Conan and the Grim Grey God

Sean A. Moore

Conan and the Grim Grey God is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1996; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

60509. The Guns of August

Barbara Tuckman

The Guns of August, also published as August 1914, is a volume of history by Barbara Tuchman. It is centered on the first month of World War I. After introductory chapters, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the conflict. Its focus then becomes a military …

60514. Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical …

60519. Loudspeaker Design Cookbook

Vance Dickason

Loudspeaker Design Cookbook by Vance Dickason is a resource for the design and construction of audio loudspeakers.

60521. Right Ho, Jeeves

P. G.

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of …

60522. The Triple Hoax

Carolyn Keene

The Triple Hoax is the 57th book in the series of Nancy Drew. It was the first paperback Nancy Drew produced by Simon & Schuster under the Wanderer imprint. In 2005, Grosset & Dunlap reprinted it in the yellow hardback format.

60526. Sixty Years of Arkham House

S. T. Joshi

Sixty Years of Arkham House is a bibliography of books published from 1939 to 1999 under the imprints of Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran and Stanton & Lee. It was released in 1999 by Arkham House in an edition of approximately 3,500 copies. The book updates Thirty Years of …

60527. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

60528. 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 …

60533. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from …

60539. Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published February 28, 1934, under the …

60550. At The End Of The Open Road

Louis Simpson

At The End Of The Open Road is a collection of poetry by Louis Simpson.

60553. The Soldier Spies

W.E.B. Griffen

The Soldier Spies is a book published in 1986 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

60554. The Confession

John Grisham

The Confession is a 2010 legal thriller novel by John Grisham, his second novel to be published in 2010. The novel is about the murder of a high school cheerleader and how an innocent man is arrested for it. This was Grisham's first novel to be released simultaneously in digital …

60555. Slow Dancing

Elizabeth Benedict

Slow Dancing is a book written by Elizabeth Benedict

60556. The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective …

60558. 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 …

60564. Kabumpo in Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Kabumpo in Oz is the sixteenth Oz book, and the second written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was the first Oz book fully credited to her. This is the last Oz book to enter in the public domain by means of automatic copyright expiration. There are, however, other later OZ Books in …

60570. Switched

Amanda

Switched is the first book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It follows the story of Wendy Everly as she meets Finn Holmes, who informs her of her inherited royal status and true identity as a member of the Trylle.

60571. If Rock & Roll Were a Machine

Terry Davis

If Rock & Roll Were a Machine is a young adult novel written by Terry Davis. It was first published in 1993 and was re-released in a new edition in March 2003. Despite its title, it has little to do with machines and less to do with rock and roll: it primarily focuses on the …

60587. Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993.

60592. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique

Renzo Gracie

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique is a book first published in 2001, co-authored by Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro and John Danaher and illustrated by Ricardo Azoury. It was written on the request of Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nayan, creator of the ADCC. The …

60595. Green Heart

Alice Hoffman

A two-fold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only Alice Hoffman can.When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green …

60596. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

60599. End of Watch: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy)

Stephen King

End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something …

60600. Guapa

Saleem Haddad

A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and …



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