Top 10 Best Selling Books You Must Read

With hundreds of books publishing every year, it becomes quite difficult to choose what to read next. Should it be a fiction or non-fiction? Business, motivational self-help, mystery, adventure, drama or fantasy book?

There are dozen of jaw-dropping epic books out there waiting to be picked and read by devoted book readers like you, but to simplify things, we have compiled this list of world’s best selling books that you must read.

Pick any of the books from this list as every book featured here is a magnificent world-class title. These are best of the best written by some of the legendary highly acclaimed writers in the history of world’s literature.

Start reading any book and you will be compelled to not only read it till the end but also start another one from the list.

With millions of copies sold, their sales volumes speak abundantly about the quality you will get. All sales combined, in total, these best sellers have sold over one and half billion copies to readers world wide.

Top 10 Best Selling Books of All Time

10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is tenth best selling book in the history

Copies Sold: 85 million Author: C. S. Lewis
First Published: 1950 No of Translations: 47
Original Language: English Genre: Fantasy, Children’s Literature

9. Alice in Wonderland

9. Alice in Wonderland

Copies Sold: 100 million Author: Lewis Carroll
First Published: 1865 No of Translations: 97
Original Language: English Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

 

8. And Then There Were None

8. And Then There Were None

Copies Sold: 100 million Author: Agatha Cristie
First Published: 191939 No of Translations: 103
Original Language: English Genre: Crime, Fiction

7. The Hobbit

7. The Hobbit

Copies Sold: 100 million Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
First Published: 1937 No of Translations: 40
Original Language: English Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Children’s Literature

6. The Dreams of the Red Chamber

6. The Dreams of the Red Chamber

Copies Sold: 100 million Author: Cao Xueqin
First Published: 1754 No of Translations:
Original Language: Chinese Genre: Novel

5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Copies Sold: 107 Author: J. K. Rowling
First Published: 1997 No of Translations: 74
Original Language: English Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Mystery

4. Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)

4. Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)

Copies Sold: 140 million Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
First Published: 1943 No of Translations: 250
Original Language: French Genre: Fiction, Novel

3. O Alquimista (The Alchemist)

3. O Alquimista (The Alchemist)

Copies Sold: 150 million Author: Paulo Coelho
First Published: 1988 No of Translations: 80
Original Language: Portuguese Genre: Fiction, Quest, Adventure

2. A Tale of Two Cities

2. A Tale of Two Cities

Copies Sold: 200 million Author: Charles Dickens
First Published: 1859 No of Translations: 35
Original Language: English Genre: Fiction, History

1. Don Quixote

Don Quixote is world's best selling book of all time with more than 500 million copies sold

Copies Sold: 500 million Author: Miguel de Cervantes
First Published: 1612 No of Translations: 35
Original Language: Spanish Genre: Novel

 

Sources: Love ReadingHypable and Paulo Coelho Blog

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