Books are a source of great solace. People are readers. They love learning about the world around them and seeing it through the eyes of skilled writers. For people all over the world, reading and buying books is tremendously useful and fun. These books are the books that have sold millions of copies and captured the world’s attention.
The King James Bible
The King James bible is one of the masterworks of the English language. Developed over four hundred years ago, the passages are full of memorable expression and insight. For readers, it’s still as widely read as ever. People find the cadences and poetry inspiring. They find peace in passages that remind them of the goodness of humanity and the ways that people can make sense of an often confusing world.
Quotations of Chairman Mao
Chairman Mao undoubtedly had a major impact on Chinese society. Today, millions of people in China still read his collected works. Also known as the Little Red Book, the Quotations was widely distributed. Given the fact that the Chinese Communist government expects every single resident of China to be familiar with the pages, it’s undeniably been read by over a billion people.
Harry Potter Books
Harry Potter burst on the English speaking world with the publication of the first book in the series. Since that time, the seven volume series has become the single most popular children’s series of the modern era. Movies and areas devoted to her work in popular theme parks have only continued to remind people to read the original series. J.K. Rowling allows fans to participate in her world with their own stories.
The Twilight Series
The Twilight series is another deeply popular series that young people love. The four books of the series have collectively sold over a hundred million copies. They’ve also been translated into over three dozen languages around the world. They’ve also been brought to the silver screen to the pleasure of her many and growing legion of fans.
The Lord of the Rings
A classic saga that draws on many influences from his work in linguistics, The Lord of the Rings received renewed attention when it was brought to the large screen. Collectively the books are an essential part of the modern fantasy cannon. Each book alone has sold many millions of copies in both hardcover and paperback.
Gone With the Wind
Margaret Mitchell wrote a single novel in her lifetime but it’s an enduring one. Gone With the Wind was an instant bestseller when it was released. It’s been there ever since with a reminder of that American historical period. The classic movie leads people to head back to the book again and again.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
As news of the holocaust began to break, personal accounts emerged at every turn. Of all such accounts, it is perhaps this harrowing diary of a hidden young woman that continues to bring all the horrors to life. It’s one book that is often part of the curriculum in many school districts.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll brought this tale of fantasy alive for a young friend. The novel still enchants today and still sells copies around the world. Since publication in the middle of the nineteenth century, it’s never been out of print and has been translated into nearly every language across the globe.
Anne of Green Gables
This story of a young orphan sent to live with a farmer and his wife on Prince Edward Island is one that brings delight to girls all over the world. The loquacious Anne readily speaks her mind, gets into trouble and reveals a wonderful core of strength within her. She’s a heroine for the ages. The works of L.M. Montgomery including many nearly equally fabled sequels are read in countries as diverse as the United States and Japan.
The Da Vinci Code
Weaving together elements from many disparate sources, this Dan Brown novel was a hit from the second it left the presses. People all over the world found the fast paced story intriguing. Millions of copies were sold in the immediate years after was released. The story that some people have the bloodline of the Christian savior has earned speculation and the ear of the world. As a book that proposes to look at Christianity in a different way, people of all denominations have found it incredibly intriguing.
These books are just some of the most popular books that people all over the world read. Those who are in search of varied tastes and different genres can turn to this list to discover new worlds and new adventures between the pages.