Top 5 Best-Selling Books of All Time

and then there were none

#5 – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - Agatha is famous for her many mystery novels enjoyed by the fans all over the world,. This is her most successful one having sold over 100 million copies. Funny fact – the book was called “Ten Little Niggers” at first, but the name was changed after the release in the U.S.

harry potter

#4 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling - This is the book that started the Harry Potter series, and made Harry the most popular young wizard in the world. It has sold over 107 million copies to date.

the little prince

#3 – The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The only book on our list that wasn’t written in English is The Little Prince. It achieved tremendous success, having been translated to over 250 languages around the world. It sold more than 140 million copies so far.

lord of the rings

#2 – The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien - LOTR is probably one of the most famous books in the world (movie is equally famous as well). Tolkien started it as a sequel to The Hobbit, but the book actually developed into much more, becoming more popular than The Hobbit. It sold over 150 million copies.

tale of two cities

#1 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - Meet the reigning book champion, and the only book to have sold more than 200 million copies. It was released in 1849, and is set in Paris and London during the French Revolution. It might not be the most popular book among younger people, but chances are you’ll read it at some point in your life.