Some people say that in this post-modern world reading is no longer an integrated habit, and some of the best-selling books of all time are certainly not Pulitzer Prize material. However, these stories are some of the most enticing ever created, featuring legendary characters, dramatic plots and a certain magic that makes a best-seller. From children’s books to epic fantasy tales, and literature classics, the novels on this list have managed to break sales records and are the most recognizable stories in the world.
While the internet era brought on the creation of a digital book format – check out our previous article on the top 7 best-selling e-books – print editions remain an audience favourite. Maybe it’s the feel of paper on your fingertips, or the book cover designs that keep us running back to the bookstore. Either way, the best-selling books of all time have been passed on from one generation to the next and should therefore definitely be on your reading list.
8. The Da Vinci Code
Author: Dan Brown
Copies sold: 80 million
This mystery novel about a murder that unveils a conspiracy of hidden secrets on behalf of the Catholic Church became extremely popular in no time. And after the Catholic Institution denounced it and Tom Hanks accepted to play the lead role in the film adaptation, readers became even more interested, rushing to buy their copy of the novel.