Top 15 Best Selling Books In History

As it is said, ‘Books are the human’s best friends.’ Reading a book is still considered one of the best techniques to grow yourself. It also helps you to relax and obviously increases your vocabulary. Various amazing and well-learned people write so many famous books in the world. Let’s have a look at some of these best selling books:

1. The Vedas: 

The Vedas
source: amazon

The Vedas is the oldest manuscript of the Hindu religion. It is the earliest body of Indian scripture and has four books, namely Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda. It was originally found in Bhandarkar Oriental Institute, Pune, India. They are also the UNESCO memory of world heritage. It is difficult to translate nowadays because it has been written in one of the oldest languages, Sanskrit, and due to the lack of gurus to translate it. The number of copies sold is unknown because many of them have been burned during the religious wars in the country.

2. The Bible: 

The Bible
best selling
source: amazon

Out of all the books that have been written in history, The Bible is the most popular. It has been translated into almost all languages and can be found in many households. The Quran is also very widely distributed, but The Bible has reached more people. Sold: 5 billion copies

3. The Quran: 

The Quran
source: amazon

It is the holy book of the Islamic people. It is also a massively distributed holy book amongst the Muslims. Due to the unrecorded number of copies sold all around the world, the exact detail is difficult is to recover. Sold: over 1 billion copies

4. Don Quixote, Miguel De Cervantes: 

Don Quixote
source: kobo

This novel tells the story of a nobleman and his journey to bring back chivalry. The novel is considered the stepping stone in English literature and is the best-written book. It was written in 1605 and is still relevant at this time. Sold: 500 million copies

5. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens: 

A Tale Of Two Cities
source: kobo

This book has defined English literature more accurately than any other book in history. It is not only one of the most loved but also one of the best selling novels in the world. It tells the story between two iconic cities, London and Paris. Sold: 200 million copies

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6. The Lord Of The Rings Series, J.R.R Tolkien:

The Lord Of The Rings
source: wix

Who hasn’t watched this movie yet? It is not only one of the best novels of all time but was also one of the best movie series. It swept a total of 11 Oscars in the 2003 Oscars event. It is the best fantasy book of all time, and some say it is even better than the Harry Potter series. Sold: 150 million copies

7. The Little Prince, Antonie De Saint-Exupery: 

The Little Prince
source: the crimson

This book is a cute children’s book and has only 96 pages. It has been translated into around 250 languages, and it has also been made into a movie. The book was written 75 years ago and is still one of the most loved children’s books. Sold: 140 million copies

8. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling: 

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
source: bookhub

This list would not be fulfilled without mentioning this fantastic writer. She is the first author to become a billionaire and is undoubtedly a girl boss. She is also one of the greatest philanthropists. The Harry Potter series brought her recognition all around the world. Out of all the 7 books, this particular book has been sold in book. The whole series of Harry Potter is also the best selling series in the whole world. Sold: 120 million copies

9. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie: 

And Then There Were None
source: amazon

Agatha Christie is one of the most popular female writers in the history of literature. This book is a mystery novel and was originally written in the English language. It has also been translated into many languages and is the world’s best selling mystery novel. Sold: 100 million copies

10. The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien: 

The Hobbit
source: amazon

The book is a fantasy novel that was published in 1937 and has also been made into a movie. This book has also been awarded the best juvenile fiction award. It is a widely known book and is very popular too. Sold: 100 million copies

11. The Dream Of The Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin: 

The Dream Of The Red Chamber
source: kobo

This book from China is one of the greatest books in the country. It has also been published with many different titles. It depicts the Chinese culture and their sociology. It is also available in multiple languages and audiobooks too. Sold: 100 million copies.

12. The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis: 

The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
source: bookfrom.net

This book is a part of The Chronicles of Narnia, and by far, it is the best selling book out of all 7 books. It is about the story of 4 children living in a small country home where they discover the world of Narnia. It is a beautiful fantasy story that will keep you hooked till the last page. Sold: 85 million books

13. She: A History of Adventure, H. Rider Haggard: 

She: A History of Adventure
source: amazon

This novel is inspired by 2 major themes, the lost world subgenre and the British colonialism in Africa. It is a story about romance, adventure, travel, etc. It was published in 1883, and since then, it has been a massive influence on future English novelists. Sold: 83 million copies.

14. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown: 

The Da Vinci Code
source: amazon

This book made Dan Brown one of the best selling authors in the world. It was released back in 2003 and is still making people doubt the church and Jesus Christ. It is a semi-fiction novel. He has done years of study and fact-checking before writing this book. Sold: 80 million copies

15. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho: 

The Alchemist
source: amazon

The book was published back in 1988 and is considered one of the best works in the field of English literature. The book is fictional, full of drama, fantasy, adventure, etc. It has also been widely translated into many languages all around the world. Sold: 65 million copies

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