Top 10 Most Read Books in the World
How do you decide which is going to be the next book to read? Some love to make a list of books in advance, while following the advice of friends and colleagues. The others prefer to stick to the worldwide choice and choose the bestsellers. When nobody can be sure that the books which are better sold are not due to good promotion, still the idea of having them in many copies, makes us believe that they are worth reading. Let’s take a quick look at the top 10 most read books in the world and see which ones we already have in our bookshelf.
10. The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank, 27 million copies
The story tells about the family, which survived Jewish Holocaust in the Netherlands. The book is about a single family, but it gives an idea, how hard it was for the families to go through the terrifying acts of the Nazis. The story has touched a lot of survivors of the Holocaust turning into a movie.
9. Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill, 30 million copies
This is a psychological book, which gives a large list of practical tools on how to earn large amount of money. It tells how to organize the money gathering, how to set the goal and how to reach it. The main thing here is that the author includes success stories of the famous millionaires, proving the fact that becoming one has never been a restriction, but rather a rule.
8. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 33 million copies
The movie-made story got a Pultizer Winning Price in 30s. It tells a story of a girl, who grew up in a rich family, which lost all of their money during the changes in the U.S. The girl is struggling to do her best to get back to the saddle. It is considered to be one of the most popular romance stories.
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7. The Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer, 43 million copies
The love story of the vampire and a common girl is rather dramatic. It tells on how they get to know each other, fall in love and get through a large list of obstacles to be together. The movie based on the book is no less successful. The main actress of the movie even got the chance to lead the list of the highest paid actresses inHollywoodunder the age of 30 according to Forbes.
6. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, 57 million copies
This adventurous book reveals a few secrets lying upon the world known symbols. The actions of the plot are appealing and will be of interest for all those who enjoy fast-moving changes. The second book of the author, which is entitled “Demons and Angels” has the same interesting personality as a book. A lot of readers enjoy reading the second book, when done with the first masterpiece.
5. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, 65 million copies
The book, which was originally written in Portuguese got translated into 71 languages. This set a Guiness record for being one of kind translated book of a living author. It tells a story of an Andalusian shepherd. The character sees a dream of finding a treasure and decides to follow it. The road takes him to the ancientEgypt. Coelho is also considered to be one of the most read living authors.
4. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R.Tolkien, 103 million copies
The trilogy is all about one common material feature- the Ring. It is a good way to show how hard it is to fight with the seduction. Some analysts believe that the book is a good way to show that devotion is one of the most important human features and it is rather hard sometimes to follow it. Another thing that comes from the book is the team work. And all of this is spiced up with various characters, creatures and interesting plot.
3. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, 400 million copies
The story of the magicians seems to be of interest not only for the youngsters and teenagers, but also adults. The story is constructed upon 3 main characters, who are studying to become magicians. They stick together fight to find the limits of good and evil and to fight their fears. The book is all about growing up, being a good friend and creating the future that you’ve always dreamed of.
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2. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, MaoTse-Tung, 820 million copies
It might be interesting that Mao Tse-Tung was the founder of Maoism, that is Marxism-Leninism ideology inChina. He’s a great philosopher. And he’s considered to be one of the closest to the modern time philosophers to be quoted so frequently. He wrote a large number of books, but the selection of his quotes became popular gathered in a single book.
1. The Holy Bible, 3.900 Billion copies
No need to state that the Christians are considered to be the largest group of believers worldwide. And thus the Holy Bible has been translated into almost all languages. The Christians use it as a Holy book, while the rest of the religious groups, believers and just common people just get acquainted with when purchasing. The Holy Bible is the most re-published book so far.