10 Most Read Books In The World

Number Ten Most Read Book

Diary of Anne Frank – 27 Million Copies


Diary of Anne Frank

By Anne Frank

Cover of "Anne Frank - The Diary of a You...
Cover of Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl is the English version book that is based on the writings from a diary, which was written by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The book is now considered one of the key texts of the twentieth century.

Number Nine Most Read Book

Think and Grow Rich – 30 Million Copies

Cover of "Think and Grow Rich, Original 1...
Cover via Amazon


Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a motivational book written by Napoleon Hill. It is a personal development and self improvement novel that was inspired by a suggestion that he received from the Scottish-American billionaire Andrew Carnegie.

Number Eight Most Read Book

Gone With the Wind – 33 Million Copies

Gone With the Wind

By Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind, a romantic drama by Margaret Mitchell. It is set in Georgia during the American Civil War and follows the life of Scarlett O’Hara, the daughter of an Irish immigrant plantation owner.

The novel won the coveted Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into a film of the same name that won an Academy Award.

Number Seven Most Read Book

Twilight – The Saga – 43 Million Copies

Twilight – The Saga

Cover of "Twilight (Twilight, Book 1)"
Cover of Twilight (Twilight, Book 1)

By Stephenie Meyer

Twilight is the first book in an extremely popular young adult series written by Stephenie Meyer. The story is about a young girl who falls in love with a vampire. This is a saga that is full of romance and action.

She says ‘First, he was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him’.

Number Six Most Read Book

The Da Vinci Code – 57 Million Copies

The Da Vinci Code

English: Picture shot in DaVinci's museum in V...
English: Picture shot in DaVinci’s museum in Vinci, Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code is a fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown. The story follows the investigations of Robert Langdon after a murder in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

He discovers an intriguing possibility that Jesus Christ may have been married to Mary Magdalene and fathered a child with her. The Da Vinci Code has been made into a movie starring Tom Hanks.

Number Five Most Read Book

The Alchemist – 65 Million Copies

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist was published in 1987 and became a Brazilian bestseller, it has gone on to sell 65 million copies world-wide, becoming one of the best selling books in history. The Alchemist has been translated into more than 67 languages, winning the Guiness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

Paulo Coelho is not only one of the most widely read, but also one of the most influential authors writing today.

Number Four Most Read Book

Lord of the Rings – 103 Million Copies

Lord of the Rings

By J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story written by the philologist J. R. R. Tolkien. The novel started out as a sequel to his earlier, far less complex children’s fantasy story The Hobbit, but evolved into a much larger work.

The Lord of the Rings has been made into a film trilogy that consists of three live action fantasy epic films; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

Number Three Most Read Book

Harry Potter – 400 Million Copies

Harry Potter

By J. K. Rowling

The Harry Potter books are a fantasy series of seven novels by British writer J. K. Rowling. The majority of which have been made into action packed movies.

Children and adults alike have been fascinated by this fiction character and cannot get enough of the young hero’s adventures.

Number Two Most Read Book

Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung – 820 Million Copies

Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung

By Mao Tse-tung

The Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung, or as it was commonly called, the ‘little red book’ of Mao Tse-tung, was a personal explanation to the people of China of the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party.

Number One Most Read Book

The Holy Qur’an-4 Billion Copies

The Qur’an

The Qur’an is the account of God’s action in the world and his purpose with all creation.It has got all knowledge about this universe and is unedited from last 1400+ Years


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