The numbers have been crunched and the list for the best selling books of all time has been revealed popular books .
The Holy Quran came out on top with over 3 billion prints, followed by The King James Bible with over 2.5 billion copies sold.
The third highest selling print is Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, a book of selected speeches and writings by Mao Zedong, the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party, which has been translated in 34 languages.
The most popular novel on this list was Spanish novel Don Quixote which came in at fourth place with 500m copies sold, followed by J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter series at fifth place with 450m copies sold.
These are the 12 most popular books of all time(popular books )
Researchers have collated the figures for the number of editions, translations and copies sold of the world’s most popular books – these are the most loved tomes:
1. The Koran
3. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, Mao Zedong
4. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
5. Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
6. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
7. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
8. Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
9. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
10.Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin
11.The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
5 Best-Selling Books of All Time – The Greatest Books to Read (popular books )
Discover the ultimate reading list with 25 of the world’s must-read books. From the greatest novels ever penned to the best self help books and the most beloved children’s books, these 25 books are some of the best-selling books of all time, from all over the world. From classical Ancient Greek epic poems like The Odyssey to the phenomenal modern success story of the Harry Potter series, these are some of the best books to read.
Holden Caulfield is a dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the ‘phony’ aspects of society, and the ‘phonies’ themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, and his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.
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