The Top 5 Most Popular Books Of All Time

There are millions and millions of books written through the history of the humanity. But not all of them were as popular as these books I am going to talk about in this article! These superb works are probably the most famous ones, and it might be weird if you haven’t heard about them until now. So, without any further ado, here are the top five world’s most favourite books ever you are always welcome to read too! Enjoy!

  1. Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote– 500 million copies sold

So, one of the most favourite books ever is one of the oldest written too. It is the book about incredible adventures of Don Quixote, his fellow friend, and others. And since it was written in 1612, it is no wonder why so many copies were sold – time works beneficially in this case as well. This book is also very influential through the ages. It inspired not only the brand new era of stories about knights and their adventures but also created a well-known idiom – “tilting at windmills” meaning a noble but futile endeavour.

  1. Xinhua Zidian – 400 million copies sold

Yes, the second most sold book in the history of humankind is no other than a Chinese language dictionary. It was published in 1953 and since then it is the main piece for Chinese pupils to learn their language. And because we all know how many Chinese people are it is no wonder why this dictionary is the second most sold book ever.

  1. Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities – 200 million copies sold

Personally, I have never been guessed that Charles Dickens would write the third book in this list. But in fact, this masterpiece about the class struggles that lead to the French Revolution belongs on this list! But what made this book so popular is another question. One of the reasons is that this book is mandatory to read for all students in the United States. And since it is more than 150 years old, it is also pretty understandable why such vast number of books were sold.

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings – 150 million copies sold

Since this amazing trilogy is the ultimate fantasy novel, and since there was so much popularity of the movies, the honourable fourth place in this list undoubtedly belongs to this Tolkien’s masterpiece. It was published in the 1950s and since then it was loved by many generations of fantasy readers. And after a few decades – people who seen the movies and wished to read the originals. This, and the fact that usually this trilogy is sold as a single work, (often in lavish boxed sets) makes these books so popular and worth the fourth place of the most favourite books ever unquestionably.

  1. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 107 million copies sold

The last book in this list is the very first book of the legendary series about the wizard boy called Harry Potter.  And although this exact book was first published in 1997, today this book is still being bought and read by many people around the globe. However, with different publishers for different nations, and various publishers reporting a little bit excessive numbers, to be a truth, it would be more accurate to say that is was sold around 107 million. No matter that this book is surely one of the most famous ones of all time.

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