Top 10 Most Read Books in the World


Reading helps you in many ways, when you are reading books it will give you a clear understanding of topics that interests you. Many people say that knowledge is one of the main reasons to become successful in life. Therefore, every book you read will give you something new.

Researcher James Chapman came up with a list of books where individual copies of the books had been printed and sold during the last 50 years. Here are the top most read/sold/published books in the world of all time. Reading these books would give you a good start.

1) The Bible

Over the last five decades, the Bible has led the countdown by a huge margin. Approximately, 4 billion copies of the Bible had been printed and sold globally. Without this book, the Western and the Eastern world would be entirely different today than if the events of this book had never happened. This book is an introduction to everything mankind will ever know or achieve.

2) Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung is a book which was published in 1966 and it is based on inspirational political speeches and writings by Mao Zedong, he is the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China. Furthermore, 820 Million Copies had been printed and sold worldwide.

3) Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a series of novels written by British Novelist J. K. Rowling. The first novel was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and it was published in 1997. Subsequently, there were seven amazing books published over ten years. The novel had been translated into different languages and sold over 500 million copies worldwide.

4) Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is an imaginary novel written by author J. R. R. Tolkien. This is one of the successful novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.

5) The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a novel which was written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, the novel was first published in 1988. Initially, the book was written in Portuguese, it turns out to be a broadly translated international bestseller. The novel has sold over 65 million copies worldwide.

6) The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code is written by Author Dan Brown. The book has obviously concerning the Holy Grail legend and Magdalene’s role in the history of Christianity. Approximately, 57 Million copies of this book had been printed and sold internationally.

7) Twilight – The Saga

Twilight is written by Stephenie Meyer and the novel is based on vampires. The first book was released in 2005. The novel had sold over 43 million copies worldwide with translations into at least 38 different languages.

8) Gone With the Wind

Gone with the Wind was written by Margaret Mitchell and the novel was first published in 1936. The novel had sold over 33 million copies worldwide.

9) Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich was written by Napoleon Hill in 1937, this book is based on personal growth and self-improvement book. Nearly, 30 Million Copies of this book had been printed and sold around the world.

10) Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank, this is also very popular as ” The Diary of a Young Girl”.

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