Stories connect us, they keep us reminding that no matter who we are and where we belong, we all share emotions.
Imagination helps us open up the vaults inside our minds and look beyond what is real or what seems tangible and accessible to our only five senses.
Fictional novels were and will always remain one of the best sources of entertainment for anyone and everyone around the world.
Here is the List Of Best Selling Fiction Books
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
This literary masterpiece remains Dickens’ best known Historical fiction. Also, in 2003 the novel was ranked 63rd on the BBC’s The Big Read poll. In the novel, fictional characters are set among historical events for a better understanding of the time period. Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, the story is a masterpiece of drama, courage, and adventure.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCEROR’S STONE
7 enormously popular novels adapted to 8 films, no other literary or movie series ever received as much fame as the Harry Potter series. Sympathetic characters, wild imagination, exciting details, amazing picturization, and a world of magical spells keep the reader’s interest intact.
Paulo Coelho’s amazing novel has a faithful following all around the world. This story’s powerful simplicity and provoking knowledge is regarding a shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his native land in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried within the Pyramids.
The literary classic by Vladimir Nabokov is about a character named Humbert Humbert, aged 37, and his infatuation with 12-year-old Delores Haze (referred to as “Lolita”) whom he has a sexual relationship. The novel takes place after Humbert is arrested by the police and Lolita serves as Humbert’s account of the relationship that existed between the two as well as his explanation to the reader as to why he did what he did.
The plot of the parody revolves around the adventures of a noble from La Mancha named Alonso, who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind and decides to become a knight-errant to revive chivalry and serve his nation, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. The book is also very popular in terms of children’s’ literature.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE
Sprinkled with the essence of magical realism, this one is a landmark 1967 novel by author Gabriel García Márquez, a multi-generational story of the Buendia family and the town of Macondo, concerning the different relationships between numerous characters and their journeys.
THE DA VINCI CODE
Although the beginning of the novel remains slow, but following chapters bring in amazing cliff hangers and endless thrill. Authored by Dan Brown, this novel has always been a popular readers’ choice.
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SHE: A HISTORY OF ADVENTURE
A novel by English writer H. Rider Haggard is a first-person narrative following the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. “She” here refers to Ayesha, a mysterious white queen.
Authored by Elizabeth Berg, the novel is about a woman who rebuilds her life after her husband leaves her, and opens up her house and her heart.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Call it a psychological or philosophical fiction, in the novel, Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of his protagonist. While reading the novel we basically deal with the complex ideas of guilt, sympathy and the connection between mental and physical self.
THE GREAT GATSBY
This novel brought F. Scott Fitzgerald a supreme achievement and recognition. One of the best examples of novels dealing with the idea of the American Dream, it remains a popular choice and is enlisted in various lists depicting best sellers across the years.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Harry’s world is packed with action, creativity and most importantly MAGIC. Just as the title suggests, the storyline remains an enchanting journey and escape into the world of magical spells and secrets.
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“I am invisible, simply because people refuse to see me”
The prologue, main story and the epilogue, all contain one liners and a significant use of language, leaving a deep impact. Ellison’s masterpiece crafts metaphors, surrealism, absurdism along with a variety of devices making it extremely well written and full of passion and energy. It is surely one of the most significant pieces of literature from the 20th century.
Written by E.B. White, the novel is a very popular example of children’s books. About a lucky pig, who was saved by a little girl, named Fern, who stopped her father from killing him. Fern named the tiny pig, Wilbur, and raised him until he was large enough to live outside.
Authored by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner is an emotional story of betrayal and redemption, dealing with war and the Afghan values of sacrifices, friendship, fate and the desire for atonement, all blended with a gripping storyline. The novel ends with a certain sense of hope for the better future of the characters and the land where they belong.
THE ADVENTURES OF PINNOCHIO
One of the bestselling children storybook, by Carlo Collodi, the story is a fanciful tale that includes many mystical characters, talking animals, and a fairy who is the spirit of the forest and who acts as a guardian angel in many respects to Pinocchio when he gets into trouble.
A dystopian novella by George Orwell, which follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of a authoritative association who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the party, and its ominous ruler Big Brother. In the novel, Orwell effectively explores the themes of mass media control, government surveillance, and totalitarianism. The main storyline is about how a dictator can manipulate and control history, thoughts, and lives in such a way that no one can escape it.
Anne of Green Gables
Written by L.M. Montgomery, the novel is about an orphan, Anne Shirley, her adoption, and following development throughout the story. It is an amalgamation of wonderful themes of friendship, forgiveness, imagination and learning and living life to the fullest.
The Catcher in the Rye
Written by JD Salinger, the literary work is a critique of superficiality in society and reads for its themes of emotional turmoil and alienation. The novel’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield has become a model for teenage rebellion!
A children’s fantasy novel by English author, J.R.R. Tolkien, THE HOBBIT remains immensely popular and classic in children’s literature.
And Then There Were None
It is Agatha Christie’s best selling novel with over 100 million copies printed, and also it remains one of the top selling books of all time. Made into several movies and plays, the novel is about the plight of ten different characters.