What book do you prefer to read over and over again? What are the most bestsellers books in the world? Read the article to find out!
There is almost no man in the universe who did not read at least one book in the life. People pay thousands of dollars for books for kids, teens or adults. By reading one book, you may explore the whole world of new adventures. All famous people like books as they can teach you new feelings and a new philosophy. Every year writers create books to read and discover new possibilities. Books reviews gather the attention of thousand new readers. Nevertheless, without books, people couldn`t contain so many knowledge and explore new fantastic sites not only our world but also worlds beyond our imagination. In this article, it`s presented the top most read books on our planet. The list is composed according to various researches and expert opinions.
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The Holy Bible
It`s a story of one of the most populous religions on the Earth. The Holy Bible provides an incredible collection of writing stories about God, Jesus and other notorious characters in the Christian religion. People die for this book. The Holy Bible stories have become a foundation for many movies and other books related not only to religion. Without The Bible, we wouldn`t be able to see treasure books of world literature like The Paradise Lost, Milton or Dante`s Divine Comedy. According to various research, it was printed around four billion copies of The Holy Bible in the world. It means that around half of humanity read the passages of the book.
Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-Tung
China is one of the most populated countries in the world with estimated population of one and a half billion people. Mao Tse-Tung was a leader of PRC, and even today his “little red books” are well sold throughout China. There is almost no family in this communist country who does not have a famous red book from Chairman Mao. Chinese people who do not know at least one quotation from Mao`s book can be considered in China as illiterate. Nevertheless, Chinese communist party made a great effort in providing all necessary resources that Mao Tse-Tung ideology and deeds would live in centuries, with nine hundred millions of copies.
J.K. Rowling`s stories about a little wizard were not considered as the brightest idea by British Printed Agencies. The story which now consist of seven books was considered as enthusiastic but still amateur writing. J.K. Rowling made her way through tens of public agencies to provide to the world a fantasy story about a little wizard with a strange scar which resemblance lightening. The real success to J.K. Rowling came to her after the first movie based on Harry Potter. Pottermania became a well known brand since that time. Now it`s limited not only by four hundred million books sold worldly but also a whole range of goods related to the fantasy setting.
Lord Of The Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien started a new type of genre which is known as fantasy. It started as a little experiment for his family, a mere night story about Bilbo Beggings and his adventures. Still, the idea of creating the whole new world based on characters from different legends thought the world was considered more interesting idea, than correction of students` work papers. J.R.R. Tolkien gave readers a classic look of elves, dwarves, orcs, goblins and hobbits that have a resemblance to many fantasy books today. Lord of The Rings consists of three books: “The Fellowship of the Ring”, “The Two Towers”, “The Return of The King”. More than one hundred million copies are sold in the world.
It`s the story of fate written by most read author Paulo Coelho. The book holds Guinness World Record as the most translated book in the history. The story about Spain Herdsman, who left everything to find the actual treasure in Egypt. Nevertheless, as the books reveal to a reader, the treasure was not in Egypt but Spain the whole time. The main idea of Paulo Coelho in this book is never to give up and follow the leads of destiny. One day the future will provide you with everything you deserve. Millions of readers well received the ideology of the book, and there were sixty-five million copies of the book sold worldly.
The Da Vinci Code
The mystery story which wouldn’t be possible without first number in the listed books to read. Dan Brown created an excellent adventure for his main protagonist Dr. Robert Langdon. The witty story about the idea of a possible child of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene was considered one time as a blaspheme to the Christian Religion. The statements and riddles covered in the book forced readers to find the exact origins of a likely child of Jesus Christ. With the popular movie starring Tom Hanks, the heart of Catholic religion for a short time became a saint point for Dan Brown`s readers as there are about fifty-seven million copies sold worldwide.
Twilight The Saga
For some time, it was the most readable book by teens, in particular for girls. Stephanie Meyer seemed to know which button should be pushed to reveal the most romantic vampires’ saga. It looks pretty simple that a good-looking man from another world, society falls in love with a simple girl from provincial town. The girl managed not only to tame the one beast but also step into the center of long waged war between races. Nevertheless, it should be mentioned that her beloved vampire left everything and stepped against his kind to make the girl his bride. The mystery saga of love and treachery in the world of vampires and werewolves was well sold by more than forty-three million copies.
Gone with the Wind
It`s considered as an American Classic Novel that won Pulitzer Prize in its times. The story written by Margaret Mitchell provides more than decade history of the United States. It all started with the Civil War in 1861 when slave-centric South states tried to fight against the North States. The idea of war might be considered romantic, as the war was against slavery in the United States. Nevertheless, the basis was pure economic as the North States were industrial orientated and for their fabrics and plants, the free-labor was the most economical option. On the contrary, The South States were agricultural orientated, and their farms were perfectly fine with slave workers. Still, the history of people of the American Civil War and Post Civil War epoch is received by more than thirty-three million sold copies.
Think and Grow Rich
One of the first worldwide motivational books that were written by Napoleon Hill. Which man in the world does not desire to become wealthy and famous in one day? According to “Think and Grow Rich”, it`s not an idea for one day. If a person has an ultimate desire to become productive, he/she needs motivation. Some unique individuals became rich in one day but for most of us, the distance from a poor guy to a wealthy man is almost unbearable. Nevertheless, Napoleon Hill tried to provide a list of necessary deeds and motivations after which the person may become productive. It means not only on the account of financial success but also morally, philosophically. “Think and Grow Rich” has become a notable book for many modern millionaires and ballooners with around thirty million copies sold worldwide.
The Diary of a Young Girl
It might seem like a romantic story if you try to read only a cover but it`s a real horror about the days of the WWII written by Anne Frank. It started as a little diary of a young girl who was doomed to face fascists hordes swallowing her city. The first note in the diary is dated by twelve June 1942, when little Anne Frank was only twelve years old. The first pages were meant to be read by her imaginary friend Kitty. Anne Frank managed to show her imaginary friend whole line of horrors performed by Nazi occupation forces in Netherlands. The Diary also contains notes of hope for a better future of all people. It might seem like a little chronic of humanity catastrophe, but it also gives some believe that people may change, and the fight against racism should continue. Anne Frank Diary was sold worldwide by twenty-seven million copies.