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.

60602. Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany

Babel-17 is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Samuel R. Delany in which the Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis plays an important part. It was joint winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1966 and was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1967. Delany hoped …

60603. His Toy, His Dream, His Rest

John Berryman

His Toy, His Dream, His Rest is a book written by John Berryman.

60604. Reason and Morality

Alan Gewirth

Reason and Morality is a 1978 book by Alan Gewirth.

60608. Murder Once Done

Mary Lou Bennett

Murder Once Done is a book written by Mary Lou Bennett.

60618. John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study

S. T. Joshi

John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study is a book written by S. T. Joshi.

60621. Concepts in Programming Languages

John C. Mitchell

Concepts in Programming Languages is a book written by John C. Mitchell.

60622. Moses Supposes

Ellen Currie

Moses Supposes is a book written by Ellen Currie.

60623. The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess

Alida Malkus

The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of a Pagan Princess is a children's historical novel by Alida Malkus. It portrays the way of life in the Mayan cities of ancient Yucatán. The novel, illustrated by Lowell Houser, was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in …

60624. 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 …

60625. Sugaring Time

Kathryn Lasky

Sugaring Time is a book by Kathryn Lasky.

60628. The Story of the Glittering Plain

William Morris

The Story of the Glittering Plain is an 1891 fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It is also important for its …

60629. Four Farces

Georges Feydeau

Four Farces is a book written by Georges Feydeau.

60630. Destination Unknown

Agatha Christie

Destination Unknown is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 1 November 1954 and in US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1955 under the title of So Many Steps to Death. The UK edition retailed at ten shillings and …

60631. The Watter's Mou

Bram Stoker

The Watter's Mou' is a novel by Bram Stoker, first published in 1895. It is the story of a woman who is in love with a man whose job it is to stop smuggling by poor fishermen like her father.

60635. The Dermis Probe

Idries Shah

The Dermis Probe is a book by the writer Idries Shah published Octagon Press in 1970. A paperback edition was published in 1989 and again in 1993. The stories presented in the book are also available in an audio format. Shortly before he died, Shah stated that his books form a …

60638. 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Kathryn Tucker Windham

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey is a book first published in 1969 by folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh. The book contains thirteen ghost stories from the U.S. state of Alabama. The book was the first in a series of seven Jeffrey books, most featuring ghost …

60641. The Levels

Peter Benson

The Levels is a book written by Peter Benson.

60642. Time and Chance: an Autobiography

L. Sprague de Camp

Time and Chance: an Autobiography is the autobiography of science fiction and fantasy writer L. Sprague de Camp, first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.. An E-book edition was published by Gollancz's SF Gateway imprint on September 29, 2011 as part of a general …

60644. March Madness

Stanley Wagner

March Madness is a book by Stanley Wagner.

60645. All Things Betray Thee

Gwyn Thomas

All Things Betray Thee, by Gwyn Thomas, is a novel of early industrialism in South Wales. It was first published in 1949, and was republished in 1986, with an introduction by Raymond Williams. Set in 1835, this work is significantly different from most of Gwyn Thomas's work. It …

60654. A Basket of Leaves

Geoff Wisner

A Basket of Leaves is a 2007 collection of essays by Geoff Wisner. It is a literary tour of Africa and there is an essay on a book for all 54 countries on the continent.

60656. Degrees of Connection

Jon Cleary

Degrees of Connection is a 2004 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the 20th and last entry in the Scobie Malone series. Cleary decided to stop writing crime novels because he felt he was getting stale.

60658. 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 …

60659. Walkers

Gary Brandner

Walkers is a 1980 horror novel by Gary Brandner. It was the basis for the 1989 TV Miniseries From the Dead of Night starring Lindsay Wagner, Bruce Boxleitner and Diahann Carroll, although the original novel was changed extensively for the TV film.

60660. Truckers

Terry Pratchett

Truckers is a book published in 1989 that was written by Terry Pratchett.

60664. Star Wreck 7: Space, the Fido Frontier

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck 7: Space, the Fido Frontier is a book published in 1994 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

60667. The Light Fantastic

Terry Pratchett

The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. It was published on June 2, 1986, the first printing being of 1,034 copies. The title is a quote from a poem by John Milton and in the original context referred to dancing …

60669. The Shards

Gary Wassner

The Shards is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gary Wassner.

60670. The Awakening

Gary Wassner

The Awakening is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gary Wassner.

60672. By Frequent Anguish

S.F.X. Dean

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

60673. The Paranormal Puppet Show

Justin Richards

The Paranormal Puppet Show is a book published in 2003 that was written by Justin Richards.

60675. In Lovecraft's Shadow

August Derleth

In Lovecraft's Shadow: The Cthulhu Mythos Stories of August Derleth is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1998 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 2,051 copies. The stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos and several …

60680. The Opener of the Way

Robert Bloch

The Opener of the Way is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Robert Bloch. It was released in 1945 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,065 copies. A British hardcover was issued by Neville Spearman in 1974, …

60684. The Witch's Eye

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Witch's Eye is a book published in 1990 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

60685. A Reverie for Mister Ray

Michael Bishop

A Reverie for Mister Ray: Reflections on Life, Death, and Speculative Fiction is a collection of nonfiction work by American writer Michael Bishop published in 2005 by PS Publishing. It includes essays and reviews from 1975 to 2004, originally published in a wide variety of …

60686. Planet of Fear

Patrick Moore

Planet of Fear is a book published in 1977 that was written by Patrick Moore.

60688. Necessities of life

Adrienne Rich

Necessities of life is a collection of poems written by Adrienne Rich.

60689. The Unclassed

George Gissing

The Unclassed is a novel by the English author George Gissing. It was written during 1883 but revised, at the publisher's insistence, in February 1884 and shortly before publication. It tells the story of a young, educated man, Osmond Waymark, who survives by teaching. He …

60690. An Economic Theory of Democracy

Anthony Arblaster

An Economic Theory of Democracy is a political science treatise written by Anthony Downs, published in 1957. The book set forth a model with precise conditions under which economic theory could be applied to non-market political decision-making. It also suggested areas of …

60696. 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.

60697. Subway Art

Martha Cooper

Subway Art is a collaborative book by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, which documents the early history of New York City's graffiti movement. Originally published in 1984, the book has been described as a "landmark photographic history" and holds great significance in …

60701. Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and …

Richard Drinnon

Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building is a book written by Richard Drinnon.

60703. InterWorld

Gaiman & Reaves

InterWorld is a fantasy and science fiction novel by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. The book was published in 2007 by EOS, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. It follows the story of Joey Harker who, together with a group of other Joeys from different Earths in other …

60707. 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 …

60709. 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 …

60710. My story

Kamala Das

My Story is an autobiographical book written by Indian author and poet Kamala Das. The book was originally published in Malayalam, titled Ente Katha. The book evoked violent reactions of admiration and criticism among the readers and critics. It remains to date the best-selling …

60714. 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 …

60717. Friend of the Devil

Peter Robinson

Friend of the Devil is the seventeenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2007, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

60718. Turtle Moon

Alice Hoffman

Turtle Moon is a book written by Alice Hoffman.

60719. The Scarecrow

Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow is a 2009 novel written by award-winning American author Michael Connelly. It was Connelly's 21st book and the second featuring as the main character Jack McEvoy, a reporter now living in Los Angeles, and FBI agent Rachel Walling. As a result, the novel is a sequel …

60720. Chaplin: A Life

Stephen M. Weissman

Chaplin: A Life is a 2008 biography of the actor Charlie Chaplin by American psychoanalyst Stephen M. Weissman. The book examines young Chaplin's early childhood experiences and the formative role they later played in shaping his art. An ex-London street urchin, Chaplin used …

60724. Pagan Babies

Elmore Leonard

Pagan Babies is a 2000 crime novel written by Elmore Leonard.

60725. 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 …

60731. Tupac Shakur Legacy

Jamal Joseph

Tupac Shakur Legacy is an official interactive biography of Tupac Shakur released on August 16, 2006. The author of the book is Jamal Joseph, a friend of the Shakur family and a former Black Panther Party member. The book is published by Atria Books a division of Simon & …

60732. 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.

60733. Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology – Volume 2

Eleanor Sullivan

Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology – Volume 2 is the second installment in the Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology series. Originally published in hardcover as Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Take Your Breath Away in 1977, this issue contains 29 stories from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine …

60734. In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac …

Isaac

In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920–1954, is the first volume of Isaac Asimov's two-volume autobiography. It was published in 1979. This first volume covers the years 1920 to 1954, which lead up to the point just prior to Asimov's becoming a full-time …

60736. The Beginning

Cynthia Soroka

The Beginning is a book published in 1993 that was written by Cynthia Soroka.

60740. Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global …

Natana DeLong-Bas

Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad, is a book by academic Natana J. DeLong-Bas, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. It is based "on a close study of the 14 volumes" of collected works of Wahhabism's founder, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and has been called …

60743. Something Breathing

Stanley McNail

Something Breathing is a collection of poems by Stanley McNail. It was released in 1965 by Arkham House in an edition of 500 copies. It was the author's only book to be published by Arkham House. The book was printed in England by Villiers for Arkham House and is bound in green …

60747. How to See Yourself as You Really Are

Dalai Lamla

How to See Yourself As You Really Are is book by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

60749. The Girl in the Belfry

Joseph Henry; Lenore Glen Offord Jackson

The Girl in the Belfry is a book written by Joseph Henry Jackson and Lenore Glen Offord.

60752. Killer Insight

Victoria Laurie

Killer Insight is a book published in 2006 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

60753. Booby Trap

Rex Stout

"Booby Trap" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the August 1944 issue of The American Magazine. It first appeared in book form as the second novella in the short-story collection Not Quite Dead Enough, published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1944.

60758. King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first …

60762. Eight Cousins

Louisa May

"Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill" was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. …

60765. The Heart of a Warrior

Erin Hunter

The Heart of a Warrior is the third book in the Ravenpaw's Path series of original English-language manga. It focuses on Firestar's promise to get rid of the rogues that are living in Ravenpaw and Barley's barn. The book came out on August 3, 2010.

60766. 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 …

60775. Red, White and Blue Paradise

Herbert Knapp

Red, White and Blue Paradise: The American Canal in Panama is a history of the Panama Canal Zone by Herbert and Mary Knapp. It is at once an intellectual history of the Canal Zone and its host Republic, and an account of the authors' own reluctant emergence from a fashionable …

60776. Cat Showdown

Cathy East Dubowski

Cat Showdown is a book published in 1998 that was written by Don Cadette and Cathy East Dubowski.

60778. Zen Shorts

Jon J Muth

Zen Shorts is a 2005 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book was followed by Zen Ties in 2008.

60779. Death Comes for the Archbishop

Wila Caher

Death Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel by American author Willa Cather. It concerns the attempts of a Catholic bishop and a priest to establish a diocese in New Mexico Territory. The novel was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924-1944. It …

60786. Made in Texas

Kristine Rolofson

Made in Texas is a book published in 2004 that was written by Kristine Rolofson.

60789. 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 …

60790. Podkayne of Mars

Robert A. Heinelin

Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in Worlds of If, and published in hardcover in 1963. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger, asocial genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on …

60791. Lies My Teacher Told Me

James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by sociologist James W. Loewen. It critically examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views …

60794. One Cool Friend

Toni Buzzeo

When well-mannered Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his distractible father, he politely asks whether he can have a penguin--and then removes one from the penguin pool to his backpack. The fun of caring for a penguin in a New England Victorian house is followed by a …

60795. Saints of the Shadow Bible

Ian Rankin

Rebus and Malcolm Fox go head-to-head when a 30-year-old murder investigation resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. He is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case …

60796. Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland

Bill Willingham

Q&A with author Bill Willingham Q. Bill, the popularity of Fables hasn’t waned since its debut in 2002. What do you think is the greatest appeal of the title? A. Bill Willingham: I think a couple of things. Fables draws on folklore, which by definition is stories that …

60797. Unholy Night

Seth Grahame-Smith

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, comes UNHOLY NIGHT, the next evolution in dark historical revisionism. They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, …

60798. The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

Jack Handey

The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale.Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read …

60799. The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital …

Andrew O'Hagan

A Top 10 Book of Essays & Literary Criticism for Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly | Books We Can’t Wait to Read in the Rest of 2017, Chicago ReaderThe slippery online ecosystem is the perfect breeding ground for identities: true, false, and in between. The Internet shorthand …

60800. The Gustav Sonata

Rose Tremain

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo. An only child, he lives alone with Emilie, the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity. He begins an intense friendship with a Jewish boy …



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