Books have always held an important place in our lives. In the United States alone, more than 1.8 million books are sold every day. Despite all the distractions of modern society, it’s amazing how much people love fiction books and even have time to read their favorite books. There are many benefits to reading fiction books, and you should never feel guilty for choosing a fiction novel every time you visit the library. One of the most obvious benefits of reading fiction books is that they are a source of therapy which has been used for centuries.
The best fiction novels have great stories and they are able to move us with captivating figurative language that keeps us captivated and makes us want to read the next chapter. In our last article on the best-selling fiction books of all time, we found some great fiction books that you will soon want to open. Whether you like a romantic fictional story or are into a gritty thriller, this list has it all. Read on and discover our list of the ten best-selling fiction books of all time.
10. Book Lover – Emily Henry – 2 million copies
Emily Henry is one of my favorite authors, and in this totally romantic novel, he is at his best once again. Emily Henry always delivers interesting jokes in her books, but Book Lovers was probably her best for a lot of people. The book has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 on Goodreads.com and is one of the best-selling fiction novels of all time.
9. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins – 3.5 million copies
I’ve never read any other Taylor Jenkins Reid book, but something about this book must have drawn me to it. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical fiction that tells the captivating story of Evelyn Hugo, who gave her last interview to Monique Grant, an unknown journalist. The book is a New York Times bestseller and was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction in 2017.
8. Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover – 6 million copies
Almost all of us can identify with romantic novels, which are one of the best-selling genres in the United States. Although many people assume that only women read romance books, research has shown that up to 9% romantic novel the readers are men. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover tells the story of a romantic relationship between Tate Collins and Miles Archer, who is an airline pilot. The book is filled with love, humor, and heartbreak, and you’re sure to go through a roller coaster of emotions as you read.
7. Night Work – Nora Roberts – 10 million copies
Nora Robert’s Nightwork tells the story of a master thief named Harry who must perform one last job while managing to protect the love of his life from danger. The gripping novel is essentially about Harry’s character in the first half of the book while touching on his relationship with his cancer-stricken mother and love interest Miranda. However, the book, which was released in May 2022. It debuted at number one on the bestseller list in June. Plus, like all of Nora Roberts’ other novels, there’s no doubt that this one will continue to wow readers.
6. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens – 15 million copies
Where the Crawdads Sing was published in 2019, and by January 2022 the novel had sold 12 million copies, making it an instant bestseller. The book, authored by Delia Owens, offers important lessons about how our childhood influences our behavior later in life. The novel’s main character is named Kya, who grew up in a remote North Carolina swamp. However, the book follows an investigation into the murder of a local celebrity named Chase Andrews of Barkley Cove. A film based on the story was released in July 2022.
5. Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown – 80 million copies
Dan Brown is the author of a few best-selling novels, and in 2005 he was listed as one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. One of his bestsellers is a 2003 thriller called The Da Vinci Code. Fans own 80 million copies worldwide. However, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is selling more. He is criticized for his inaccurate description of certain essential aspects of Christianity. However, there is no doubt that Dan Brown made a fortune from the many sales.
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling – 120 million copies
This book was published in the UK on June 26, 1997 and was the first novel in the Harry Potter series. By August 1999, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone had risen to the top of the New York Times best-selling fiction. He stayed for the rest of the year. The book shows the incredible imagination and humor of JK Rowling. Moreover, it has sold over 120 million copies and is definitely one of the best-selling novels of all time.
3. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – 140 – Million copies
This French novel is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s best-selling book and one of the most translated books of all time. The book was first published in the United States by Reynal & Hitchcock in 1943, long after the author’s death. The book is available in other forms. This includes radio plays. With over 140 million copies sold, it still remains a favorite among fiction lovers.
2. The alchemist Paulo Coelho – 150 million copies
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the few books that has sold more than 150 million copies since its publication. The book has a brilliant story. Plus, it’s an inspiring message. When you want something with all your heart, the world conspires and helps you achieve it. The Alchemist has won 115 international awards and is still on New York Times Bestseller List nowadays.
1. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens – 200 million copies
It’s good for historical fiction for those who love wars like the French Revolution. This book gives you an insight into what life was like at that time. A Tale of Two Cities is just one of two historical fiction novels by Charles Dickens. With more than 200 million copies sold, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is the best-selling novel.