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.

60601. Reason and Morality

Alan Gewirth

Reason and Morality is a 1978 book by Alan Gewirth.

60611. The Man Who Didn't Fly

Margot Bennett

The Man Who Didn't Fly is a book written by Margot Bennett.

60614. Cedric the Forester

Bernard Marshall

Cedric the Forester is a children's historical novel by Bernard Marshall. It was published in 1921 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1922.

60615. The Codfish Musket

Agnes Danforth Hewes

The Codfish Musket is a children's historical novel by Agnes Hewes. Set in the early nineteenth century, the action ranges from Boston and Washington to the western frontier in a tale of gun theft and trading. The novel, illustrated by Armstrong Sperry was first published in …

60616. 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 …

60617. The Two Reds

William Lipkind

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

60618. The Seed of Evil

Barrington J. Bayley

The Seed of Evil is the second science fiction collection by Barrington J. Bayley. The book collects thirteen short stories published between 1962 and 1979, several of which are original to this volume.

60628. The Damagers

Donald Hamilton

The Damagers, published in 1993, is a spy novel by Donald Hamilton, and the twenty-seventh volume of the adventures of government assassin Matt Helm. Hamilton had launched the series in 1960 with Death of a Citizen and this novel is a sequel to the second Helm book, The Wrecking …

60630. The Paying Guest

George Gissing

The Paying Guest is a satirical novella by George Gissing, first published in 1895 by Cassell, as part of their Pocket Library series. It recounts the experiences of the Mumfords, a middle-class family who invite a "paying guest" into their home to supplement their income. …

60640. Take me where the good times are

Robert Cormier

Take Me Where the Good Times Are is a novel by Robert Cormier. First published in 1965, it is Cormier's third novel.

60641. John Quincy Adams and the Union

Samuel Flagg Bemis

John Quincy Adams and the Union is a book written by Samuel Flagg Bemis.

60647. 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. …

60651. Surface Tension

James Blish

"Surface Tension" is a science fiction short story by James Blish originally published in 1952. As collected in Blish's The Seedling Stars, it was revised to incorporate material from his earlier story "Sunken Universe", published in Super Science Stories in 1942.

60654. Finn

Katharine Jay Bacon

Finn is a book written by Katharine Jay Bacon.

60661. The Horse From the Sea

Victoria Holmes

The Horse From the Sea is a book published in 2005 that was written by Victoria Holmes.

60666. The Insanity of Normality: Understanding Human …

Arno Gruen

The Insanity of Normality: Toward Understanding Human Destructiveness is a book about the root causes of cruelty and violence written by psychoanalyst Arno Gruen. It is Gruen's answer to Freud about human destructiveness. According to Freud, human beings are born with an innate …

60673. 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 …

60679. 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.

60682. The Traces of Brillhart

Herbert Brean

The Traces of Brillhart is a book written by Herbert Brean.

60683. By Frequent Anguish

S.F.X. Dean

By Frequent Anguish is a book written by S.F.X. Dean.

60691. The Track of the Wind

Jamila Gavin

The Track of the Wind is a book written by Jamila Gavin.

60692. Florentine Finish

Cornelius Hirschberg

Florentine Finish is a book by Cornelius Hirschberg.

60694. Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story

Sharon Darby Hendry

Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story is a book written by Sharon Darby Hendry.

60695. The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran

Christoph Luxenberg

The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran English Edition of 2007 is a book by Christoph Luxenberg. This book is considered a controversial work, triggering a debate about the history, linguistic origins and correct …

60696. Hardheaded Weather

Cornelius Eady

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

60703. A Card from Morocco

Robert Shaw

A Card from Morocco is a novel written by author and actor Robert Shaw. It was published in 1969. A Card from Morocco was the final novel in a trilogy, having been preceded by The Flag and The Man in the Glass Booth.

60708. The Awakening of Helena Richie

Margaret Wade Campbell Deland

The Awakening of Helena Richie is a novel by the American writer Margaret Deland set in the 19th century fictional locale of Old Chester, a Western Pennsylvania rural village just a few miles outside the city of Pittsburgh, then an industrial boomtown.

60712. Beaver Towers: the Dangerous Journey

Nigel Hinton

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1986. It is the third installment in the Beaver Towers series between Beaver Towers: the Witch's Revenge and Beaver Towers: the Dark Dream. It was originally titled Run to …

60714. Keziah Dane

Sue Grafton

Keziah Dane is a 1967 novel by Sue Grafton. A work of mainstream fiction, this novel was published by Grafton when she was 27 years old. This is one of only two Sue Grafton novels published before her more famous "Alphabet" series of mystery novels. This is the fourth novel …

60715. The inhabitant of the lake and less welcome tenants

Ramsey Campbell

The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by British author J. Ramsey Campbell, who dropped the initial from his name in subsequent publications. It was released in 1964 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,009 copies …

60720. Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana

Eli Siegel

Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana: Poems is a book of poems written by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism. Definition Press, who printed it, is the publishing arm of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. The book was one of 13 finalists in the poetry …

60724. The Beginning Was the End

Oscar Kiss Maerth

The Beginning Was the End is a 1971 pseudo-scientific book written by Oscar Kiss Maerth that claims that humankind evolved from cannibalistic apes. Its premise: — The Beginning was the End, p. 37

60726. The Broken-Hearted Detective

Milton Bass

The Broken-Hearted Detective is a book written by Milton Bass.

60732. 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 …

60734. The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist …

60736. A Flight of Pigeons

Ruskin Bond

A Flight of Pigeons is a novella by Indian author, Ruskin Bond. The story is set in 1857, and is about Ruth Labadoor and her family who take help of Hindus and Muslims to reach their relatives when the family's patriarch is killed in a church by the Indian rebels. The novella is …

60744. The Hand of Zei

L. Sprague de Camp

The Hand of Zei is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the second book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. The book has a convoluted publication history. It was first published in the …

60751. Lorna Doone

R. D. Blackmore

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. …

60754. The Red King and the Witch: Gypsy Folk and Fairy …

Ruth Manning-Sanders

The Red King and the Witch: Gypsy Folk and Fairy Tales is a 1965 anthology of 25 tales that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders. This book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1964, by …

60758. Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola …

60760. Haunted Mesa Louis Lamour Collection

L. Armour

The Haunted Mesa is a science fiction novel by Louis L'Amour, set in the American Southwest amidst the ruins of the Anasazi. L'Amour attempts, as in others of his works, to suggest a reasonable explanation for the phenomena attributed to The Bermuda Triangle, i.e., portals …

60761. About Time

Paul Davis

About Time is the second book written by Paul Davies, regarding the subject of time. The intended audience is the general public, rather than science academics. About Time explores selected mysteries of spacetime, following on from Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, which …

60762. A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God

Jonathan Edwards

A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God in the Conversion of Many Hundred Souls in Northampton is an essay written in 1737 by Jonathan Edwards about the process of Christian conversion in Northampton, Massachusetts during the Great Awakening, which emanated from …

60764. Happy Valley

Patrick White

Happy Valley is a 1939 novel by Australian author Patrick White. It won the 1941 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. White did not allow the novel to be republished in his lifetime. Not until 2012 would the book come back into print. White had dedicated the novel to artist …

60767. The Queen's Man

Sharan Newman

The Queen's Man is a book written by Sharon Penman.

60769. The Assault on Truth

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory is a 1984 book by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, who argues that Sigmund Freud deliberately suppressed his early hypothesis that hysteria is caused by sexual abuse during infancy, a conclusion that Masson reached …

60770. Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation

Jerome Preisler

Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation is a book published in 1997 that was written by Jerome Preisler.

60774. 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.

60785. Growing Up X

Ilyasah Shabazz

Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X is a 2002 book by Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Shabazz wrote the book with Kim McLarin. In Growing Up X, Shabazz writes about what it was like to grow up in the shadow of her father, a …

60790. Midnight in Death

Nora Roberts

Midnight in Death is a novella by J.D. Robb. It is the first In Death novella, along with the shortest. It takes place between Holiday in Death and Conspiracy in Death.

60797. 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 …

60798. How Music Works

David Byrne

Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2012: It's no surprise that David Byrne knows his music. As the creative force behind Talking Heads and many solo and collaborative ventures, he's been writing, playing, and recording music for decades. What is surprising is how well his …

60799. The Fire Sermon

Francesca Haig

Nuclear war, dystopian unrest, a genetic mutation that divides twins in life and unites them in death—the “refreshingly nuanced” (Booklist, starred review) first novel in award-winning poet Francesca Haig’s richly imagined and action-packed post-apocalyptic trilogy “is poised to …

60800. Precious Gifts: A Novel

Danielle Steel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman—the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer—as his second wife. In two marriages, he fathered a …



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