50 Of The All-Time Best Sellers

Sometimes when looking for a new book to read, it’s helpful to look at lists of prize winners or best sellers. We went with best sellers of all time for this list, and while we know not every book here is everyone’s cup of tea, there’s always a book (or two or 300) that we’ve always wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to. The books on this list have sold between 10 and 100 million copies, no small feat indeed! We didn’t include Shakespeare or the Bible, although both have an extensive selling record. The list of titles includes a variety of genres: nonfiction, children’s literature, and fiction. You loved ‘em, you hated ‘em, maybe you’ve never heard of ‘em…no matter how you feel about the book, it was read by millions of people. Here is our list, in no particular order. How many of these have you read?

1. Pretty much every Harry Potter book, J.K. Rowling
2. The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown

3. The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
4. Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
5. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
6. The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare, Dr. Benjamin Spock
7. In the Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter
10.Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White
11. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
12. Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
13. Shōgun , James Clavell
14. Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder
15. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
16. A Brief History of Time: from the Big Bang to Black Holes, Stephen Hawking
17. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
18. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
19. Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin
20. The Alchemist, Paulo Cohelo
21. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
22. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
23. The Little Prince (La Petit Prince) by Antoine du Saint-Exupery
24. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
25. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes