We should start off by saying that there is no such thing as the ‘best’ book of all times, as each literary masterpiece ever written is unique in its own way. We also cannot judge a book by its cover, but we can very well judge its overall appeal based on how many people have read it.
We have therefore decided to put together a top 10 best selling books of all time so that we will be able to get a better understanding of what the masses of people appear to enjoy.
Interestingly enough, most of the titles on the following list our fantasy novels, which would also be the case if we were to put together a top 20 list instead. Long story short, here are the top 10 best selling books of all time.
9Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code
Unlike other books that have a couple of decades or even century head start, the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a relatively new publication. So its success is really extraordinary because it has already sold over 80 million copies, yet it has only been available for less than two decades. This provocative, mystery and conspiracy fictional novel sparked controversy upon its release in 2003. However, it still made it on this list because no later than 2009, it already sold over 80 million copies and had been translated into over 44 languages. Such is the success of this book – phenomenal.