Top 20 Best Selling Books of All Time

There are many books that have been published over the years. Some of them are great, and some of them are not so great. But there is one thing that all these books have in common – they’re sold for money! There’s a lot to learn from these best-selling books, and we’ve put together a list of the top 20 best sellers of all time. It is impossible to account for religious books as most of these books are given away by churches and other organizations.

The 20 best selling books of all time are:

  1. Twilight
  2. The Lord of the Rings
  3. The Hobbit
  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  5. The Little Prince
  6. And Then There Were None
  7. A Game of Thrones
  8. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  9. She: A History of Adventure
  10. The Da Vinci Code
  11. The Catcher in the Rye
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  13. HArry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  14. The Alchemist
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  17. One hundred years of Solitude
  18. Lolita
  19. Charlotte’s Web
  20. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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Table Showing 20 Best Selling Books of All Time

RankBook TitleAuthorFirst PublishedEstimated Sales
1TwilightStephenie Meyer2005160 million
2The Lord of the RingsJ.R.R. Tolkien1954150 million
3The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien1937141 million
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneJK Rowling1997120 million
5The Little PrinceAntoine de Saint-Exupéry1943101 million
6And then there was noneAgatha Christie1939100 million
7A Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin199690 million
8The Lion, the Witch, and the WardrobeC.S. Lewis195085 million
9She: A History of AdventureH. Rider Haggard188783 million
10The Da Vinci CodeDan Brown200380 million
11The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger195170 million
12Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsJ.K. Rowling199865 million
13Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsJ.K. Rowling200765 million
14The AlchemistPaulo Coelho198865 million
15Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanJ.K. Rowling199960 million
16Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixJ.K. Rowling200355 million
17One Hundred Years of SolitudeGabriel García Marquez196750 million
18LolitaVladimir Nabokov195550 million
19Charlotte’s WebE.B. White195248 million
20The Tale of Peter RabbitBeatrix Potter190245 million
Top 20 best selling books of all time