The Top 10 Best Selling Books of All Time 2017

The Top 10 Best Selling Books of All Time 2017
The Top 10 Best Selling Books of All Time 2017

I would like to start this post by telling you that I have excluded The Bible from this list as it is often given away rather than sold. But if this was a list of the top 10 most printed books it would be our number 1. But for best-selling books, there are a few books here you might not have heard of and some that you would have read yourself…


The Top 10 Best Selling Books of All Time 2017


 

She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard
She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard

10 – She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard (Approximate Sales: 83 Million)
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Wiki Info: The story is a first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who reigns as the all-powerful “She”, or “She-who-must-be-obeyed”. In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World subgenre, which many later authors emulated.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

9 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (Approximate Sales: 85 Million)
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Wiki Info: It is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia. Among all the author’s books, it is also the most widely held in libraries. Although it was written as well as published first in the series, it is volume two in recent editions, which are sequenced by the stories’ chronology.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

8 – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Approximate Sales: 100 Million)
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Wiki Info: It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

7 – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Approximate Sales: 102 Million)
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Wiki Info: And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie, widely considered her masterpiece and described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939, as Ten Little Niggers, after the British blackface song, which serves as a major plot point

Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

6 – Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin (Approximate Sales: 102.8 Million)
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Wiki Info: Dream of the Red Chamber, also called The Story of the Stone, composed by Cao Xueqin, is one of China’s Four Great Classical Novels. It was written sometime in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. Long considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature, the novel is generally acknowledged to be the pinnacle of Chinese fiction. “Redology” is the field of study devoted exclusively to this work.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

5 – The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Approximate Sales: 103 Million)
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Wiki Info: The Hobbit is set in a time “between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of Men” and follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister territory.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

4 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (Approximate Sales: 107 Million)
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Wiki Info: It was published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by Scholastic Corporation in 1998. The plot follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage as he makes close friends and a few enemies in his first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3 – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Approximate Sales: 140 Million)
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Wiki Info: After the outbreak of the Second World War Saint-Exupéry was exiled to North America. In the midst of personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young prince fallen to Earth.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

2 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Approximate Sales: 200 Million)
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Wiki Info: The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette imprisoned 18 years in the Bastille in Paris, his release from prison and into life in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met, her marriage and the collision between her beloved husband and the people who decades earlier caused her father to be imprisoned. Monsieur and Madame Defarge, sellers of wine in a poor suburb of Paris also figure in the Doctor’s story.

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

1 – Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Approximate Sales: 500 Million)
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Wiki Info: Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as authors’ choice for the “best literary work ever written”.