Reading books can be a passion for anyone. A book-lover always finds some best-selling or popular books to read on. These books give them some extra-ordinary thrill or fantasy. The Harry Potter series produced some best books for the audiences.
Here I will make a list of the world’s best-selling books in the following article. If you are a book lover, you can look at this list and choose one for yourself.
Here Are The List of Best-Selling Books
If we think about some world’s best-selling books, the books that come first in our mind are Don Quixote, A Tale of Two Cities, The Hobbit, Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings, The Little Prince, She: A History of Adventure, etc.
Writers from different languages or different countries wrote these awesome books in the English language or other languages. The books from other languages had translated into English also. So let’s gather some knowledge about these best books.
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, in modern Spanish El ingenioso hidalgo or Don Quijote de la Mancha, is known as a Spanish novel all over the country that Miguel de Cervantes wrote. This novel has two parts.
The first part was published in the Spanish language in 1605, and this Spanish version of part one was translated into English in 1612. The second one was published in the Spanish language in 1615 and translated into English was in 1620. This big book contains 863 pages.
A Tale of Two Cities
Among the historical novels, A Tale of Two Cities, one of the best novels written by Charles Dickens. This novel follows the story of the French Doctor Manette. He has his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucie.
But he had never seen his daughter. This book was published in 1859 in the English language. On the BBC’s The Big Read poll, this famous novel was ranked 63rd.
The Hobbit book has another title named There and Back Again. J. R. R. Tolkien is an English author who wrote this children’s fantasy novel. After publishing on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, this novel got a nomination for the Carnegie Medal.
It was awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. This novel was initially released in the English language with 310 pages.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fantasy novel in English; basically, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first released novel of the Harry Potter series published on 26 June 1997 in the UK and on 1 September 1998 in the USA.
This book has five different editions having different numbers of pages. This book was translated into 73 other languages.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
“The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” book is a fantasy novel that is preferable for children. The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956) is a series of fantasy novels, and this is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia. On 16 October 1950, this novel was published by publisher Geoffrey Bles in the English language.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling is an English author who wrote the Harry Potter series, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second writing of this Harry Potter series.
This novel is all about Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls of the school’s corridors warns that the “Chamber of Secrets” has been opened and that the “heir of Slytherin” would kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families.
Bloomsbury published this book on 2 July 1998 in the United Kingdom, and Scholastic Inc published it on 2 June 1999 in the United States.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third writing book of the Harry Potter series. If you read this novel, you can know about Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
In the United Kingdom, this book was released on 8 July 1999 by Bloomsbury and Scholastic in the United States on 8 September 1999. This book got so much popularity that it was sold over 68,000 copies in just three days after its release in the United Kingdom and since has sold over three million in the country.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
If we look at the fourth series of Harry Potter, it will be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This fantasy novel contains Harry Potter’s story, a wizard in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The mystery surrounding the entry of Harry’s name into the Triwizard Tournament, in which he is forced to compete. This book’s published date was in the United Kingdom and the United States on 8 July 2000. This novel won a Hugo Award in 2001.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book of the Harry Potter series. This book tells us the story of Harry Potter’s struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the antagonist Lord Voldemort’s surreptitious return O.W.L. exams and an obstructive Ministry of Magic.
After publishing on 21 June 2003 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, this longest book was sold five million copies in the first 24 hours of publication.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Now come to the sixth writing book of the Harry Potter series. It is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. If we read this whole book, we will know about the past of the boy wizard’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort, and Harry’s preparations for the final battle against Voldemort alongside his headmaster and mentor, Albus Dumbledore.
This book got more popularity than Harry Potter and the Phoenix Order, which sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours after publishing on 16 July 2005. It also broke the record of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
It is impossible to make a list of the world’s best-selling books in a single article. However, I tried to provide you with some best popular books worldwide. I took some help from a valuable source to add all the accurate data.
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