Top 10 Bestseller Books

23 Jan 2023

Reading is one of the most relaxing and beneficial Hobbies or habits that people can easily pick up. Reading books can significantly improve vocabulary, imagination, and communication skills. You can learn something new while you want to learn. And most importantly, you don't do any damage to your eyes or your brain. There's nothing sadder than seeing people waste time and refused to hook up with a good book that could change their life, or at least their thinking way. These top 10 bestseller books give you a new way of thinking.

Top 10 Bestseller Books

Reading books habit makes you successful and rich people. Many successful and rich men like Elon musk, Jef Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg always read books. Without further delay, we start the top 10 bestseller books in history.

1. Don Quixote

Author:  Miguel de Cervantes

Published Date: 1605 (part one)

1615 (part two)

Selling: 500 million

Genre: Novel

Original Language: Spanish

In the first place, we have the famous Spanish novel 'Don Quixote' written by the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes. 500 million copies of Don Quixote have been sold. If you never heard about this book or simply don't read that maybe you do live under a rock. Don Quixote is the story of a nobleman or Hidalgo as they are called in Spain, and his journey to bring back chivalry. The story is cited by many people and fellow writers as a stepping stone to Western literature and the best-ever written book. Don Quixote also inspired a lot of movie characters and cartoons. Even though the book was released in 1605.

2. A Tale of Two Cities

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Author: Charles Dickens

Published Date: 1775-1793 AD.

Selling: 200 million

Genre: Historical Novel

Original Language: English

In the second position, we have the famous novel 'A Tale of Two Cities. The writer of this novel was Charles Dickens classics like he will always have a special place in everyone's heart. The novel is set in London and Paris before and during the French revolution. This novel begins with the famous line, "It was the best of times, It was the worst of times". It's about one of the two most beautiful cities, London and Paris. This book was set up in 1775-93, during this In that period when some controversies follow this Great Masterpiece of English Literature. People criticised Dickens for writing A tale about the French Revolution while he was a resident of London. Multiple sources say that A Tale of Two Cities sold more than 200 million copies.

3. The Lord of the Rings

Author: J.R.R. Tolkein

Published Date:  July 29, 1954

Selling: 150 million

Genre:  Historical Novel

Original Language: English

In the third position, we have a very famous novel "The Lord of the Rings". The author of this book was J.R.R. Tolkien on 29 July 1954. It is an epic fantasy novel that tells the story of a quest undertaken by Frodo and Fellowship of the Rings. We can get this novel in multiple languages so its selling copies were 150 million. This novel is even better than Harry Potter. The opening lines to the readers read "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them". It has converted the book into a multi-million dollar-earning movie series with the same name.

4. The Little Prince

Author:  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Published Date:  1943 AD

Selling: 140 million

Genre: Children's Book

Original Language: French

In the fourth position, we have the children's book "The Little Prince". The author of this book was Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1943 AD. The Littel Prince is mostly a children's story in some critics' opinions. It has only 96 pages so it is a short and pretty book for the child. We can find this book in 250 languages. So everyone can enjoy it. The book has surpassed a hundred million copies sold Milestone and is now at 140 million copies.

5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Author:  J.K. Rowling

Published Date:  June 26, 1997

Selling: 120 million

Genre:  Fantasy

Original Language: English

In the fifth position, we have the most famous book in the world 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ' by J.K. Rowling. We could not have done this ranking without mentioning this contemporary female writer. J.K. Rowling is the kind of girl boss that makes other females more confident and follow their dreams. She is the first author to become a billionaire. Harry Potter is considered one of the biggest young adult books in the world. Philosopher's Stone introduces us to the beloved Harry Potter, his friend Ron Hermione, Professor Dumbledore, the wizarding school, and Lord Voldemort. This is the first book in, which the world fell in love with the magical characters. We can get this book in 80 different languages so that above 120 million copies of books are sold still. This book was published on June 26, 1997 AD.

6. Dream of the Red Chamber

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Author: Cao Xueqin

Published Date: 1791 AD.

Selling: 100 million

Genre:  Novel, Family Saga

Original Language: Vernacular Chinese

In the sixth position, we have the Chinese novel " The Dream of the Red Chamber " by Cao Xueqin. It is also called "The story of the Stone " in another name. This book is one of the four greatest classical novels. Even though this book has been published with many titles, such as the dream of the red chamber, the story of the stone red chamber dream, and the dream of Red Man. This one is also semi-autographical, where the action follows styles, and family. This novel contains marvellous details of the daily life of the Ching Dynasty from the 18th century. In this book, Chinese culture and psychology are depicted. In 1791 AD this book was published and 100 million copies of this book were sold till now.

7. The Hobbit

Author:  J.R.R. Tolkein

Published Date:  September 21, 1973

Selling: 100 million

Genre: High fantasy

Original Language: English

In the 7th position, we have a very famous book 'The Hobbit ' by J.R.R. Tolkein. On 21 September 1973, this book was published and sold 100 million copies. The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving Bibo Baggins, the titular hobbit, to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon. It is the pre-timing book of the 'Lord of the Rings ' which the book made into a blockbuster film of the same name.

8. Alice's Adventure in Wonderland

Author:  Lewis Carroll

Published Date:  November 26, 1865.

Selling: 100 million

Genre:  Fantasy

Original Language: English

Eight positions on the top 10 bestsellers book list secured by the children's novel, 'Alice's Adventure in Wonderland ' by Lewis Carroll. This book was published in 1865 since then it's 100 million copies sold worldwide. In this book, we know the story of Alice and how she fell into a rabbit hole. This book contains 12 chapters which are, 1) Down the Rabbit Hole, 2) The Pool of Tears, 3) The Caucus Race and a Long Tale, 4) The Rabbit Sends a Little Bill, 5) Advice from a Caterpillar, 6) Pig and Pepper, 7) A Mad Tea-Party, 8) The Queen's Croquet Ground, 9) The Muck Turtle's Story, 10) Lobster Quadrille, 11) Who stole the Tarts?, and last 12) Alice's Evidence.

9. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Author: C. S. Lewis

Published Date: October 16, 1950

Selling: 85 million

Genre:  Children's Fantasy

Original Language:  English

In the ninth position of the listing of the top 10 bestsellers books, we have the child story 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe '. The author of this book was the famous writer C.S. Lewis. It is first published in 1950 and has sold 85 million copies. The book is a part of the Chronicles of Narnia. It follows the story of children that are staying in an old countryside home and discovering the land of Narnia. They embark on a journey of self-discovery fighting the evil queen and the mythical creatures that helped them along the way. It's a beautiful story that keeps that young fantasy spirit alive.

10. She: A History of Adventure

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Author: H. Rider Haggard

Published Date: 1887 AD.

Selling: 83 million

Genre:  Fantasy, Adventure, Romance

Original Language: English

In the last of the top 10 bestsellers books list, we have 'She: A History of Adventure ' by H. Rider Haggard. This book was first published in 1887 and has sold 83 million copies worldwide. She: a history of Adventure is the kind of book that keeps you glued to the pages for hours and hours. The story is about Horace Holly and his Ward, Leo Vincey. They travel to Africa in a quest for a lost civilization. They realize that the extraordinary beauty, power, and cruelty of an immortal woman ruled at that time.


In conclusion, if we build a reading behaviour then we can grow up the strength of the brain. It builds up our thought by reading the most fantastic and knowledgeable books. I hope you will enjoy reading the top 10 bestsellers books. If you have any comments please write them below with knowledgeable suggestions.

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