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. Classic Volkswagens

Colin Burnham

Classic Volkswagens is a 1998 bestselling Non-Fiction Automobile book, by photographer and author Colin Burnham. It was printed by Osprey Publishing as part of their classic automotive collection in the 1980s and 1990s and made sales of over 250,000. It is the second book in a …

60416. The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith

The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith is a transcription of a notebook that was kept by author Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1979 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,588 copies. The book was transcribed from Smith's notebook by Donald Sidney-Fryer and Robert A. Hoffman. …

60422. America is Born: A History for Peter

Gerald W. Johnson

America is Born: A History for Peter is a book by Gerald Johnson.

60423. The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot

Catherine Besterman

The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot is a children's comic fantasy novel by Catherine Besterman. Based on a Polish folktale, it tells the story of a shoe king's son who outwits guard dogs and a bear and is sent on a quest for gold and seven-league boots by a cat. The …

60424. Swords of Steel

Elsie Singmaster

Swords of Steel is a children's historical novel by Elsie Singmaster. Set before and during the American Civil War, it tells of the childhood and coming of age of a boy from the North and his involvement with the war. The novel, illustrated by David Hendrickson, was first …

60432. The Baby Squad

Andrew Neiderman

The Baby Squad is a dystopian thriller by Andrew Neiderman first published in 2003. Set in the United States in the not-too-distant future, the novel envisages a future American society where giving birth to children is illegal and where only few women are biologically able to …

60440. The Witch Returns

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Witch Returns is a book published in 1992 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

60442. 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 …

60444. Kneel to the Rising Sun and Other Stories (Four …

Erskine Caldwell

Kneel to the Rising Sun is a collection of short stories by Erskine Caldwell first published in 1935. The seventeen stories, only a few pages each, all deal with various tragedies occurring in the early twentieth century American South, chiefly caused by poverty or racism. …

60457. 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 …

60460. Paris Journal, 1944-1965

Janet Flanner

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

60462. 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 …

60466. Angel Island

Inez Haynes Irwin

Angel Island is a science fiction/fantasy novel by American feminist author, journalist and suffragette Inez Haynes Irwin, writing under the name Inez Haynes Gillmore. It was originally published by Henry Holt in January 1914. The novel is about a group of men shipwrecked on an …

60470. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

60475. Explorers of the Infinite: Shapers of Science Fiction

Sam Moskowitz

Explorers of the Infinite: Shapers of Science Fiction is a work of collective biography on the formative authors of the science fiction genre by Sam Moskowitz, first published in hardcover by the World Publishing Company in 1963, and reprinted in trade paperback in 1966. A …

60478. A Ghost in Monte Carlo

Barbara Cartland

A Ghost in Monte Carlo is a 1951 novel by Barbara Cartland. It was later adapted as a 1990 TV movie starring Sarah Miles and Oliver Twist, with Christopher Plummer, Samantha Eggar, Lysette Anthony, Fiona Fullerton, Lewis Collins and Joanna Lumley.

60479. An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs

William E. Gates

An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs: With a Concordance and Analysis of Their Relationships is a monograph study of the Maya script by William E. Gates, first published in 1931. The inventory of glyphs used in Gates' analysis was compiled and drawn from the Madrid, Dresden and …

60480. Across The Zodiac The Story Of A Wrecked Record

Percy Greg

Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record is a science fiction novel by Percy Greg, who has been credited as an originator of the sword and planet subgenre of science fiction.

60485. Hardheaded Weather

Cornelius Eady

Hardheaded Weather is a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry nominee.

60487. The Blue Whale

George L. Small

The Blue Whale is a book written by George L. Small.

60489. Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur

Samuels

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

60490. The Crown of Light

Anne Spencer Parry

The Crown of Light is a book published in 1980 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

60491. Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation

Shriram Krishnamurthi

Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation is a free programming language textbook by Shriram Krishnamurthi. It is in use at over 30 universities, in several high-schools. The book differs from most other programming language texts in its attempt to wed two different …

60495. 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.

60497. Rough Strife

Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Rough Strife is a novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz.

60500. Marihuana

Cornell Woolrich, writing as William Irish.

Marihuana is a 1941 novella by Cornell Woolrich, published under the pen-name William Irish. The story is about a man who goes on a murder spree after being exposed to marijuana for the first time.

60501. Peter the Great: His Life and World

Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great: His Life and World is a 1980 work written by Robert K. Massie. The book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The book chronicles the life of Peter I of Russia, and is divided into five parts: "Old Muscovy", "The Great Embassy", "The Great …

60505. The Labyrinths of Fear

Dave Morris

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

60510. Harrigan's File

August Derleth

Harrigan's File is a collection of stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,102 copies. The book collects all of Derleth's science fiction. The stories are about newspaper reporter Tex Harrigan.

60511. The Haunting

Rodman Philbrick

The Haunting is a book published in 1995 that was written by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett.

60512. The Dreadful Lemon Sky

Ross McDonald

The Dreadful Lemon Sky is the sixteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. It is the 87th novel in The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time as compiled by the Mystery Writers of America.

60513. Sand Monkeys

Joanne Horniman

Sand Monkeys is a young adult novel by the Australian writer Joanne Horniman, who is known for novels centering on realistic depictions of people in unusual relationships. It was published in 1992 by Omnibus Books. The author's work on the novel was assisted by a writer's grant …

60516. The Book of Ptath

A.E. Van Vought

The Book of Ptath is a science fiction novel by author A. E. van Vogt. It was first published in book form in 1947 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 3,021 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Unknown in October 1943. The book has also appeared under the …

60523. The Gargoyle Conspiracy

Marvin Albert

The Gargoyle Conspiracy is a book written by Marvin Albert.

60525. Twisted Summer

David Robbins

Twisted Summer is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

60526. The Mother/Child Papers

Alicia Suskin Ostriker

The Mother/Child Papers is Alicia Ostriker’s fourth book of poetry. It was originally published by Momentum Press in 1980 and was re-published in 1986 and 2009. The book is divided into four sections, and draws inspiration from the events of the Vietnam War era and Ostriker's …

60529. The Discovery of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942–46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra, India.The Discovery of India is an honour paid to the rich cultural heritage of India, its history and its philosophy as seen …

60536. Where's the Birth Certificate?

Jerome Corsi

Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President is a book by Jerome Corsi which promotes the claim that U.S. president Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus constitutionally unqualified to hold the …

60537. The Black Echo

Michael Connelly

The Black Echo is the 1992 début novel by American crime author Michael Connelly. This is the first of Connelly's Bosch series. The book won the Mystery Writer's of America Edgar Award in 1992.

60546. Prince of Foxes

Shellbarger

Prince of Foxes is a 1947 historical novel by Samuel Shellabarger, following the adventures of the fictional Andrea Orsini, a captain in the service of Cesare Borgia during his conquest of the Romagna.

60547. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations …

60548. My Brother Sam Is Dead

James Lincoln/ Collier Collier, Christopher

My Brother Sam Is Dead is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution. It is a Newbery Honor book that was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and nominated …

60559. Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp

Alice B. Emerson

Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp is a book published in 1922 that was written by W. Bert Foster under the pseudonym of Alice B. Emerson.

60562. 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 …

60563. Death of a Demon

Rex Stout

"Death of a Demon" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

60564. Books of Blood, Volume I

Clive Barker

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

60565. Incident at 125th Street

John Edward Brown

Incident at 125th Street is a book written by J.E. Brown.

60568. The Brotherhood of the Rose

David Austin

The Brotherhood of the Rose is the first novel in a trilogy by David Morrell, first published in 1983. It is followed by The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog.

60582. The Heralds

Brian Killick

The Heralds is a novel written by Brian Killick in 1973. It is a fictional account of the inner workings of the College of Arms in London. The book follows the exploits of the College's members after the announcement that the current Garter Principal King of Arms will be …

60590. 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 …

60593. The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants is a children's novel series by American author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The series revolves around two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, living in Piqua, Ohio, and Captain Underpants, an aptly named superhero from one of the boys' homemade …

60594. 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 …

60596. Curiosities,The: A Collection of Stories

Tessa Gratton

-A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck. -Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing. -A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream). These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this …

60597. 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 …

60598. The Lost Ones

Ace Atkins

The Lost Ones is 2012 novel by Ace Atkins.

60600. Year One (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)

Nora Roberts

"It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; la and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population …



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