Reading is one of the most important factors affecting the personal growth of a person. It develops the human mind and imagination. It increases vocabulary and gives people knowledge and experience. Reading is the most important source of information that encourages people to learn. For most people, the easiest and most effective way to learn
Reading is one of the most important factors affecting the personal growth of a person. It develops the human mind and imagination. It increases vocabulary and gives people knowledge and experience. Reading is the most important source of information that encourages people to learn. For most people, the easiest and most effective way to learn is to read books.
The societies of developed countries have acquired 55% of their knowledge through reading books. Lack of education and not reading books is the root of the problems of most underdeveloped countries. People living in underdeveloped countries often spend the time they can spend reading books on things that do not interest them.
Now that we know the importance of books, we present to you a list of the best selling books in the world that any reader with any taste will fall in love with them.
Selling an eye watering 500 million copies worldwide, Don Quixote is the best selling book of all time.Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote tells the story of a man who becomes so engrossed in the stories of various knights that he decides to become one of them. “Don Quixote”, which is one of the first human novels, was written in 1612 and narrates the unfortunate events that the main character, Quixote, encounters while traveling to the farthest parts of Spain. Don Quixote and his efforts to save people from oppression have entertained readers around the world for years. This Spanish novel was first published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615; and is considered to be the most influential work of literature from the Spanish age and literary canon.
This Chinese dictionary was first published in 1953. This dictionary is known as a standard dictionary among school children. Due to the large population of China and also the impressive use of this book in the world, it has made a place in the list of the best selling books in the world with the sale of 400 million copies.
3- A Tale of Two Cities
“The Tale of Two Cities” was first published in 1859. This story is written with the focus on class differences in society and the French revolution, and it is the story of the 18 year imprisonment of the French doctor Mont in the Bastille of Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucy. This work by Charles Dickens is the best selling work in the world.
4-The Lord of The Rings
The Lord of The Rings is a high intensity fantasy novel written by J.R.R Tolkien and began as a sequel to 1937 book The Hobbit, but eventually became a much larger work. The Lord of the Rings is narrated from the perspective of Bilbo Baggins’ nephew Frodo in the first book.To date, The Lord of the Rings has sold over 150 million copies.
5- The Little Prince
This book was written in 1943 by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. First, the fame and popularity of “The Little Prince” became widespread in France, then it spread to the whole world. The story is about a young prince who visits different planets in space including Earth and deals with themes such as loneliness, friendship, love and loss. The little prince is still on the bestseller list.According to some, 80 million copies have been sold so far, and according to others, more than 200 million copies have been sold.
6- Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, JK Rowling’s first novel, published by Bloomsbury Press in 1997 with a print run of 500 copies. Now, after 25 years, more than 120 million copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone have been sold, and more than 500 million copies of the seven volume collection of Harry Potter stories have been sold.
7- And Then There Were None
In 1939, Agatha Christie published the book (then none left). This book is the story of a series of murders on an island, each based on a part of a children’s poem. “Agatha Christie” has been announced as the best selling author in the world by selling one billion copies in the Guinness Book of Records.The sales statistics of this book have been more than 100 million copies so far.
8-Dream of the Red Chamber
“Dream of the Red Hall” was published by “Cao Xueqin” in 1791. This work is considered one of the best classical Chinese literature, which was written in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty.This novel has been praised by many over the years and is often referred to as a masterpiece of Chinese literature and is recognized as one of the pinnacles of Chinese fiction.Dream of the Red Chamber is also semi biographical and has sold over 100 million copies to date.
9- The Hobbit
Selling over 100 million copies worldwide to date, The Hobbit has earned its place amongst the best selling books of all time.The child fantasy novel, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, was first published on 21 September 1937, and was quickly nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and awarded a prize for best juvenile fiction, by the New York Herald Tribune.
10- The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
“C. S. Lewis”, the author of the book “The Lion, the Witch and the Magician”, published this fictional work with religious themes in 1950.this book is set during World War II in the style of novels in which a magical door leads the characters to another world. Lewis wrote the book for his goddaughter, Lucy Lewis, and the book went on to be featured in Time Magazines, 100 Best Young Adult books of all time And so far 86 million copies of this book have been sold.
11- She: A History of Adventure
Written by English novelist H.Rider Haggard, “She: A History of Adventure,” was extremely popular upon its release in 1887, and has never been out of print since.The book is inspired by Rider Haggard’s experiences in South Africa and British Colonialism.It’s a first person narrative that follows Horace Holly and Leo Vincey as their journey leads them to find a lost city in the African Interior.83 million copies of this book have been sold.
12- The Da Vinci Code
In 2003, ” Dan Brown” wrote a mystery novel about conspiracies to hide the secrets of the Catholic Church. With the protests of the Catholic Church, people’s attention towards it increased and even its movie with the performance of “Tom Hanks” came on the cinema screen. In this story, following a simple murder, historical and dark secrets of the past are revealed.So far, 80 million copies of The Da Vinci Code have been sold.
13-Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill is the author of Think and Grow Rich. He is sometimes referred to as the father of the self help movement in America. By studying the lives of healthy and wealthy people, this author found a formula for personal success. His book was published in 1937 at the height of the Great Depression, the era before World War II. Hill presented the formula of success in the form of a philosophical system for people who seem to lack a proper understanding of the formula of success in their lives. For many years, this book was on the list of the best selling books in the world and created a revolution in the publishing of books in the field of personal development.70 million copies of this book have been sold worldwide.
The Alchemist was first published in 1988 and was written by, Portuguese author, Paulo Coelho.Alchemist is an allegorical work inspired by an old and folkloric story and narrates the life of a shepherd who is searching for his destiny in the deserts.This book has been published in more than 150 countries and translated into more than 52 languages and has sold more than 65 million copies.
15- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The book was first published on 16 July 2005 in the UK and the U.S. and sold nine million copies in twenty-four hours after its release and 65 million copies of this book have been sold so far.The Half-Blood Prince won the “Book of the Year” award in 2006 and the film adaptation was released 15 July 2009.In this book, the childhood details of “Voldemort”, the negative and evil character of the Harry Potter stories, are discussed, and there is an unpleasant death scene in it that will shock fans.
Those who read the book can experience different lives as the characters in the book. Each of these lives gives a person many experiences. If you want to add reading to your life plan, just choose an interesting story. Then you find that you can no longer put the book down.
We hope this list will help you choose that book.4 comments