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. His Toy, His Dream, His Rest

John Berryman

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

60604. Thy Hand, Great Anarch!

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Thy Hand, Great Anarch! is a 1987 autobiographical sequel to Indian essayist Nirad C. Chaudhuri's The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian. Its title was inspired from the concluding couplet of Alexander Pope's The Dunciad which runs thus: Written when he was in his 80's, this …

60605. Herblock's state of the Union

Herbert Block

Herblock's state of the Union is a book by Herblock.

60619. 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 …

60620. Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy

Mary Gould Davis

Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy is a collection of seven Italian stories retold for children by Mary Gould Davis. They include a legend about Saint Francis of Assisi and a story from the Decameron. Illustrated by Jay Van Everen, it was first published in 1931 and …

60623. 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 …

60624. Four Farces

Georges Feydeau

Four Farces is a book written by Georges Feydeau.

60625. 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 …

60627. Your UNIX: The Ultimate Guide

Sumitabha Das

Your UNIX: The Ultimate Guide is a book written by Sumitabha Das.

60628. Sagas of Conan

L. Sprague de Camp

Sagas of Conan is a 2004 omnibus collection of three previously issued fantasy books written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books.

60629. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

60634. 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.

60636. 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 …

60647. March Madness

Stanley Wagner

March Madness is a book by Stanley Wagner.

60654. By the North Gate

Joyce Carol Oates

By the North Gate is a collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates. It was the author's first book, first published by Vanguard Press in 1963. It was last published in 1971 by Fawcett. Two stories in the collection, "Edge of the World" and "The Fine White Mist of Winter", …

60656. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co., it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 …

60657. Epistle to a Godson

W. H. Auden

Epistle to a Godson and other poems is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1972. This book was the last book of poems that Auden completed in his lifetime; its successor, Thank You, Fog was left unfinished at his death. The poems included in the book were written mostly …

60658. The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady

Brian Kates

The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady is a book written by Brian Kates.

60659. Portal Through Time

Alice Henderson

Portal Through Time is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was published in 2006. The author, Alice Henderson, also wrote, Night Terrors in the Stake Your Destiny series. In this novel, Buffy and her friends time-travel to four …

60660. Nebula Winners Thirteen

Samuel R. Delany

Nebula Winners Thirteen is a 1980 anthology of short stories edited by Samuel R. Delany. The included works had won the Nebula Award and were originally published in 1977. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Isaac …

60667. Gehenna

Lewis Gannett

Gehenna is a book published in 1998 that was written by Lewis Gannett.

60668. Playing Murder

Sandra Scoppettone

Playing Murder is a book by Sandra Scoppettone.

60669. Turning On

Damon Knight

Turning On is a collection of thirteen science fiction short stories by Damon Knight. The stories were originally published between 1951 and 1965 in Galaxy, Analog and other science fiction magazines. An Ace paperback reprinting in 1967 omitted the story "The Handler". This …

60670. A Tear in the Sky

Joseph Nassise

A Tear in the Sky is a book published in 2010 that was written by Joseph Nassise.

60672. 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 …

60676. 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.

60677. The Valentine Estate

Stanley Ellin

Valentine Estate is a book written by Stanley Ellin.

60679. Net.wars

Wendy M. Grossman

Net.wars is a non-fiction book by journalist Wendy M. Grossman about conflict and controversy among stakeholders on the Internet. It was published by NYU Press in 1997, and was simultaneously made available free as an online version. The book discusses conflicts which arose …

60681. The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

Manuel Ramos

The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz is a book written by Manuel Ramos.

60682. Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits

T. D. Jakes

Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits is a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional nominated book by T. D. Jakes.

60684. Lover

Bertha Harris

Lover is a lesbian feminist novel by Bertha Harris, published in 1976 by Daughters, Inc., a Vermont small press dedicated to women's fiction. It is considered Harris's most ambitious work, and has been compared to Djuna Barnes's Nightwood and the stories of Jane Bowles. Harris …

60686. 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, …

60688. The Track of the Wind

Jamila Gavin

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

60689. Phantoms and Fancies

L. Sprague de Camp

Phantoms and Fancies is a 1972 collection of poetry by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Tim Kirk. It was published by Mirage Press. The book contains most of the poems from de Camp's earlier collection, Demons and Dinosaurs, though the …

60692. Necessities of life

Adrienne Rich

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

60700. The Dime Detectives

Ron Goulart

The Dime Detectives is a book written by Ron Goulart.

60701. Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary …

Kathleen Willey

Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton is a book written by Kathleen Willey.

60702. 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 …

60709. Mystery of the Witch, Who Wouldn't

Kin Platt

Mystery of the Witch, Who Wouldn't is a book by Kin Platt.

60715. Anxious Nation

David Walker

Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia 1850-1939, written by David Walker, has been described as a "landmark" analysis of the history of Australian perceptions of Asian people and their cultures. It was first published by the University of Queensland Press in 1999 and …

60718. 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 …

60721. The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949

T. E. Dikty

The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949 is a 1949 anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty. It was the first published anthology to present the best science fiction stories for a given year. The stories had originally appeared in …

60722. The Deserter

Peadar O'Guilin

The Deserter is a book published in September 2011 that was written by Peadar Ó Guilín.

60724. Turtle Moon

Alice Hoffman

Turtle Moon is a book written by Alice Hoffman.

60725. Battle Order 204

Christobel Mattingley

Battle Order 204 is a historical, non-fiction novel that recounts the experiences of David Mattingley a bomber pilot of the Royal Australian Air Force serving with No. 625 Squadron RAF. It follows Mattingley's dream to one day be a pilot and his journey from start to finish into …

60727. The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman …

Edith Beer

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust is a 1999 autobiography by Austrian-born Edith Hahn-Beer. Written with the help of Susan Dworkin, the book's first edition was published by Rob Weibach Books and William Morrow and Company. A documentary film …

60730. Things I Must Have Known

A. B. Spellman

Things I Must Have Known is a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry nominee.

60734. The Champion Maker

Kevin Joseph

The Champion Maker is a novel about running, that falls within the suspense thriller genre. It was written by Kevin Joseph

60735. Beat Generation

Jack Foley

Beat Generation is a play written by Jack Kerouac upon returning home to Florida after his seminal work On the Road had been published in 1957. Gerald Nicosia, a Kerouac biographer and family friend has said that theatre producer Leo Gavin suggested that Kerouac should write a …

60737. The Gold Solution

Herbert Resnicow

The Gold Solution is a book written by Herbert Resnicow.

60738. 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 & …

60740. The Atomic Quest

Arthur Compton

The Atomic Quest is a book written by Arthur Compton.

60742. Someone Else's Grave

Alison Smith

Someone Else's Grave is a book written by Alison Smith.

60743. A Point of Law

John Maddox Roberts

A Point of Law is a 2006 novel by John Maddox Roberts. It is the tenth volume of Roberts's SPQR series, featuring Senator Decius Metellus.

60745. Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and …

Margaret Weis

Dragons in the Archives: The Best of Weis and Hickman Anthology is a fantasy anthology published in November 2004, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

60749. Heir to the Empire

Timothy Zahn

Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by Timothy Zahn.

60750. Coming of age in America: growth and acquiescence

Edgar Friedenberg

Coming of age in America: growth and acquiescence is a book written by Edgar Friedenberg.

60754. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

C. S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1952. It was the third published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and Lewis had finished writing it in 1950, before the first book was out. It is volume …

60758. In Vivo

Mildred Savage

In Vivo is a novel by Mildred Savage. The novel was originally published in hardback by Simon & Schuster in 1964.

60760. 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.

60763. White Fang

Jack London

White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London — and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolfdog. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details …

60767. The Tiger Rising

KateDiCamilo

The Tiger Rising is a 2001 children's book written by Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo. It is about a 12-year-old named Rob Horton who finds a caged tiger in the center of the woods near his home. The book was a National Book Award Finalist.

60772. Dawn

V. C. Andrews

Dawn was a 1990 novel started by V. C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman after her death. It is the first of five books in the Cutler series.

60778. The queen always wanted to dance

Mercer Mayer

To put a stop to his wife's unqueenly behavior, the king makes singing and dancing illegal, only to find the queen is willing to sing and dance in jail with the rest of the kingdom.

60784. 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 …

60792. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June …

60793. Secret Avengers, Vol. 3: Run the Mission, Don't Get …

Warren Ellis

A secret city buried a mile under America is discovered through the leakage of Von Doom radiation--a type of energy emitted only by time-travel devices. The Secret Avengers hea underground to a weird metropolis forgotten for decades, because a time machine in the wrong hands is …

60795. Invisible

James Patterson

When FBI researcher Emmy Dockery finds a missing link between hundreds of unsolved cases, no one believes her . . . until the evidence is too compelling to ignore.Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has …

60798. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, …

Steven Pinker

"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates "A terrific book...[Pinker] recounts the progress across a broad array of metrics, from health to wars, the environment to happiness, equal rights to quality of life." --The New York TimesThe follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking …

60799. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World …

Ola Rosling

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more …

60800. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Stephen King

Includes the story “Premium Harmony”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, MaineThe masterful #1 New York Times bestselling story collection from O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King that includes twenty-one iconic stories with accompanying autobiographical comments on when, …



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