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10 Most Read Books Of All Time (you’ll be surprised)

  • Published on Jan 26, 2022

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  • Brem
    Brem 3 months ago +10916

    Everyone knows The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the most read book in history.

    • Grace Ku
      Grace Ku 17 hours ago +2

      Bro it's a worldwide thing. We read it from Australia

    • RedFuse
      RedFuse 8 days ago

      Never heard of it lol

    • Misha Bilal
      Misha Bilal 11 days ago +1


    • Gaster Bob The Temmie
      Gaster Bob The Temmie 21 day ago

      If I was a dictator of some country, I will use the very hungry catapillar book as an propaganda book

    • IeatMeat
      IeatMeat 25 days ago

      Yeah he’s measuring it by books sold rather than read often

  • Samuel_사무엘
    Samuel_사무엘 3 months ago +1841

    As a person who has read the entirety of LOTR, it was the best book series I’ve ever read 💀

    • Olivia Ó Casáin
      Olivia Ó Casáin Day ago +1

      Couldn't get past the first quarter of the first book 🥲

    • HeyItsThisGuy
      HeyItsThisGuy 12 days ago

      You my friend have dedication, I couldn't get past book 2 of LOTR but I LOVED the hobbit.

    • mr_ byebye
      mr_ byebye 17 days ago

      Was one of the best books I ever read ive read it a couple times

    • Your Average Music Person
      Your Average Music Person 27 days ago

      I agree. It's special, that book.

    • Zerperior
      Zerperior Month ago

      Is it better than hp

  • Harits Andhika Nugroho
    Harits Andhika Nugroho 3 months ago +210

    We lived in an era where 50 Shades beats LOTR
    What a dark timeline we lived in

    • Elizrebezilma Dommdo
      Elizrebezilma Dommdo 7 days ago +2

      Well 50 Shades of Grey is a mediocre and problematic book that appeals to a specific audience, and it's a book that is decreasing in popularity now that they've already made the three movies and not as many people are talking about them, while LOTR will remain a classic for many generations to come for almost all demographics. It will definitely pass 50 Shades of Grey soon.

    • HeyItsThisGuy
      HeyItsThisGuy 12 days ago

      It's a sick world.

    • Laelaps
      Laelaps Month ago

      Haven't read either but I personally don't find it hard for a romance to beat fantasy in all honesty

    • Conserz Tasfia007
      Conserz Tasfia007 Month ago +1

      We live in a time where 50 shades even exist

    • Daniel
      Daniel Month ago +6

      Lotr will continue being read because it a classic and eventually it will pass 50 shades that's only a temporary thing

  • matheen
    matheen 3 months ago +1024

    Fun fact: the Quran is the most memorized book in history. More than 10 million people have memorized the whole book at any given time in history after the 7th century. Today it's estimated to be over a 100 million.

  • Reese's Pieces
    Reese's Pieces 3 months ago +265

    Most sold and most read are two different things. I’ve read the majority of my books through the library. Also, people lend books to friends. Some people never read the books they buy. Or they could read the same book 10 times over.

    • buecherdrache1
      buecherdrache1 3 months ago +3

      @alexander edoja But the first and second place are good examples of often sold but rarely read or at least read completely books. Where I am from almost every house has one or even two Bibles, however I only know of two people, who actually read them fully. Most just read small passages or just use the Bible to pray with, but don't actually know what it says. That goes for most Christians, as they often just repeat what they were taught, without ever reading it. Same applies in many cases to Muslims and even to Jews. Also the Mao book, had to be bought in China once for political reasons, but most people didn't or couldn't even read it.
      Another example is Hitlers "Mein Kampf". During the Nazi regime in Germany it was mandatory to own a copy, but nobody ever read it. So it was the most sold book in Germany back them, but most definitely not the most read.

    • R Styles
      R Styles 3 months ago +10

      @Reese's Pieces there’s no other more effective way to record how many times a book has been read. It’s give or take. Someone could buy a book and not read it once; someone else could’ve read it 10 times. Someone could borrow from a friend or the library, while someone else could own multiple editions of a book. Also there’s more interest in knowing how a book performs commercially than how many times some random person has read one book.

    • Reese's Pieces
      Reese's Pieces 3 months ago +3

      @alexander edoja That’s a valid point, except for the fact that the list isn’t about popularity. The list is on the most read books, not the most bought or the most popular.

    • alexander edoja
      alexander edoja 3 months ago +17

      I don't think that makes a difference to the list though. Both are indirect measures of popularity. If a book is bought a lot its read a lot and vice versa.

  • SnorkFPV
    SnorkFPV 3 months ago +2360

    I promise there is a big difference between the number of books sold and the number of books actually read on most of these books.

    • CRO_Lok 23
      CRO_Lok 23 5 days ago

      @iSwiftyFox many do. Like theologist, people for medieval age specifically scholars, some schools still to this day make kids to read it, some parents make their children, some people who want to get into Christianity like me do, don't forget the Bible was very integrated into education in pretty much the whole western world. Don't forget pastors, school teachers who teach Christianity and others. I know people who have read the Bible in 3 different languages. The whole thing in 3 separate languages including the old and new testament. It is the most spread religion in the world after all

    • HeyItsThisGuy
      HeyItsThisGuy 12 days ago

      Good point, I was questioning how tf 50 shades beat most of these.

    • Sergio Torres
      Sergio Torres 15 days ago

      The first 3 are correct then

    • Ayesha Hussain
      Ayesha Hussain Month ago +1

      @alexander edoja yeah I think the Quran comes first, and then maybe the bible, bc I've never seen a christian actually read it properly. But Muslims read it everyday, most of the time.

    • Martin Soukup
      Martin Soukup Month ago

      @omar abdallah so they want source of your claims and instead of giving it you name-call them? And you wonder why people might view you negatively? It's not phobia against your religion it's just dislike for your victim mentality and insults.

  • ThatFaeBookworm
    ThatFaeBookworm 3 months ago +876

    I’m crying right now… he cracked the spine of that book and just left it lying there on the shelf to die

  • Trauma Morvin
    Trauma Morvin 3 months ago +625

    I love how he says 'The Lord of the rings' as 'The best book of all time'.

    • Nate fletcher
      Nate fletcher 13 days ago

      @Morde a isca peixinho KKKKKKKKKKK I'd say worse than average but being the first of its kind gives it a big boost

    • Morde a isca peixinho KKKKKKKKKKK
      Morde a isca peixinho KKKKKKKKKKK 15 days ago

      It's a average book

    • Nate fletcher
      Nate fletcher Month ago

      @ckf9xo3j2bzo2 it's worse than meh, there's some good stuff in there but he desperately needed an editor to trim it down massively.

    • Nate fletcher
      Nate fletcher Month ago

      @Kevin The Negotiator unless you actually read then it's pretty easy.
      I had a good opinion of Tolkien before I read it, only people who already love the world can tolerate that book, if you don't it's just a tiring book overinflated with dull pointless exposition and terrible pacing.

    • Niklas
      Niklas Month ago

      Hes right

  • Odiousity Written
    Odiousity Written 3 months ago +30

    The Da Vinci Code was such a good book. I loved every part of it, the absurdity and the lore 🍵

    • Riya
      Riya Month ago

      eh i personally didn't like it at all

    • Zoya Koradia
      Zoya Koradia 3 months ago +1

      @Chamie Ranawakaarachchi yeah. Every book is a self read although it's always better to know a bit of background of the main character.

    • Chamie Ranawakaarachchi
      Chamie Ranawakaarachchi 3 months ago +1

      @Mohammad Firdaus Johari The Davinchi Code is the second book of a somewhat series. I suggest you start with Angels and Demons. Either way I don't think it'll be too hard to start with Davinchi Code though

    • Mohammad Firdaus Johari
      Mohammad Firdaus Johari 3 months ago +3

      @Odiousity Written OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Definitely need to give it a read!

    • Odiousity Written
      Odiousity Written 3 months ago +2

      @Mohammad Firdaus Johari it is about the murder of a pope in the Vatican museum, before he died, he wrote down a cipher on the floor using his blood, which included the name Doctor Langdon [a Symbologist]. Cus of this, the police suspected Langdon for the murder of the pope. Him and Sophie [grandaughter of Pope] work together to break the case, which have many references to ancient times, Mary Magdalene and the Holy Chalice.
      It was such a good book it was even made into a movie! You would love it if you are interested in decrypting codes, mystery and Christ.

  • Neelufar Khan
    Neelufar Khan 6 days ago

    When he mentioned Qur'an ❤️❤️❤️ every Muslims can feel what I felt 😃

  • Asahi
    Asahi 3 months ago +4425

    "LOTR is the greatest book of all time."
    *creases the book spine*
    Edit: You do you with your books, whether you prefer it partially damaged to show that you've read it a lot or if you prefer it in pristine condition no matter what, that's up to you. Me not liking to crease books is passed down from my sister who has various books, some just as thick as LOTR, that have no creases whatsoever yet they've been used for over 20 years. Every time she felt like I was about to crease a spine or page, she would lecture me for it hard. Just something hardwired into me at this point. My whole family does the same with every book they read. As for the argument that they are for reading, not displaying, is it wrong to strive to want both? Books that can be read frequently without compromising its appearance as an ornament. That's how I like my books.

    • Seppie
      Seppie Month ago

      @Flynt this is why I don’t take care of my car 😂

    • Seppie
      Seppie Month ago

      I couldn’t care less about breaking the spine. It’s the first thing I do when I get a new book so I can read it without it closing itself. If I want a pristine copy, I’ll buy a second one to put on a shelf and look at.
      My books are covered in notes, writing, circles around words, lines down the side, etc. Of course I wouldn’t do that to a limited edition or something, but mass market paperback…? I can get a second copy.

    • Lisa Preece
      Lisa Preece 3 months ago

      The fact is he broke the spine and he didn’t buy the book! Horrible

    • zavierthanzavey
      zavierthanzavey 3 months ago +1

      It's not about creasing spines or not if it's YOUR book. But he's clearly just taken it off a bookshelf so it's new. I wouldn't want to buy a book as a gift if it had a massive crease already.

    • Anike Julien
      Anike Julien 3 months ago

      @F Mls do you know of any good manga's worth recommending? Would you mind sharing them?

  • Irene Muñoz
    Irene Muñoz 3 months ago +3

    As an art student and iconologic analysis lover, the da vinci code being n°10 made my day.

  • Jay
    Jay 3 months ago +10

    2-5 billion for the Bible is a massive number, but when you add them all together, I can’t even imagine how many books have been sold throughout the years🤯

  • Luciu
    Luciu 3 months ago +19

    The Alchemist is actually a really good book, very philosophic, Paulo Coelho is a reallh good writer.

  • lulu
    lulu 2 months ago +1

    as a person who has read most of these books, i can confirm that all the books in the twilight saga are the most amazing literary works like ever. my pfp says it all… 😂

  • Matthew Klepadlo
    Matthew Klepadlo 3 months ago +4038

    Fun fact: The Holy Bible is also the most stolen book of all time, which…
    In a lot cases, kinda defeats the purpose, guys.

    • Cheese Is my peace
      Cheese Is my peace 2 months ago

      @makar_on lmao do it on your own way ig

    • makar_on
      makar_on 2 months ago

      @Cheese Is my peace no , I shouldn't change subject just to carry a conversation that you didn't understand.

    • Cheese Is my peace
      Cheese Is my peace 2 months ago

      @makar_on Alright Fine , Just Realized I Misunderstood what you actually talked about, But Then Again.. i changed the subject to an open places or holy places, you should have just answered my question.. Also I’m impressed how fast you responded :0!

    • makar_on
      makar_on 2 months ago

      @Cheese Is my peace and I mean STEALING. Which is what happens with bible often.

    • Cheese Is my peace
      Cheese Is my peace 2 months ago

      @makar_on my bad but i mean an OPEN PLACE and NOT A STORE ? Get it? I literally meant/it’s obvious since i said churches and masjids is an open place for anyone to give it free..so i wasn’t really talking about the vid , mate.

  • Krisi Marovska
    Krisi Marovska 12 days ago

    The Bible is actually amazing, it has the most intesting stories ass well as getting to know Jesus which is even more amazing! The Bible literally changed my life completely

  • Reinalto
    Reinalto 2 months ago +2

    Really good to know that O Alquimista from Coelho is so high in the list!

  • Dima Da
    Dima Da 9 days ago

    The Quran is not just a regular book it's Allah (God)eternal miracle🖤🥺 Allhamdoulilah for the blessing of having the Quran and the ability to understand and read it ☪️🤲

  • peace
    peace 2 months ago +1

    Also, I saw auroras end behind him in the ya section and my inner fangirl immediately grabbed my own copy and started squealing
    It's on the top most shelf, book covwr facing the back of his head, when he says the 50 shades of grey thing

  • Basil
    Basil 3 months ago +2428

    This has to just be English copies, because I could’ve sworn that Anne Frank’s diary is up in the top ten most purchased books since it’s been translated into so many different languages and it’s historically significant, the Bible and Quran also being up there for the same reasons and also because of how common those religions are
    Edit for a few things: first, I apologize, I thought Anne Frank’s diary was up in the top ten. I misremembered something we were told in eighth grade. It’s around number 15 for copies sold and 16 for most translated books. Still pretty high up there but not top ten like I thought. I apologize for not double checking that before commenting.
    Second, there was someone who misunderstood something that I said and apparently it was cleared up for them but I’ll also say this here to avoid further confusion. I was not trying to say that the Bible and Quran were the same or similar books, I was trying to say that they were both very popular because they are both from huge religions with lots of people following and practicing them, and both have been translated into many languages. Islam and Christianity are very different and I’m well aware of that.
    Third, there’s some replies saying hateful things about Muslim people. It’s awful and it sucks that there’s still ignorant people trying to spread their ignorance and hatred, but these people are unlikely to change their beliefs based on something that a group of people in the replies to a comment online say. Save your breath, don’t bother arguing with them. Half of them are just begging for attention anyway and it will take a lot more than just a few corrections or criticisms for these people to change their ways.

    • HypedLeLe
      HypedLeLe 3 months ago

      @Conserz Tasfia007 idnk about your country but here I have never seen a quran being sold I have asked them on libraries they said its free on mosques ofc it's free the imam always says to us if someone needs one get one
      Like here you can't find a quran on sale

    • Conserz Tasfia007
      Conserz Tasfia007 3 months ago

      @HypedLeLe sorry but we actually had to buy Qurans
      My family and I, all of us bought Qurans to read
      And i didnt know it should be free
      Though its always available in mosques and u can borrow one
      I dont think u can actually get one for free from shops
      (Just said what i know, have no problem to be proved wrong)

    • Marci LK
      Marci LK 3 months ago

      @Turaif Husaini “With over two and a half million Indian soldiers serving in WWII, the Indian army became the largest volunteer army in history. In addition to these soldiers, billions and billions of pounds were borrowed by the British from India to be used on war expenses.”

  • Jennifer T
    Jennifer T 3 months ago +5

    Quran is being read every second and is memorized by heart cover to cover by millions…

  • Masseto Zacarias
    Masseto Zacarias 3 months ago

    As a student assistant at my school's library, Bible is also the top 1 most sold book at our top 10 most books sold

    LORD TASEEN 3 months ago

    Mashallah the Quran❤️

  • Falah Chaudhry
    Falah Chaudhry 3 months ago

    The Quran ❤️ Alhamdulilah

  • nonamecat
    nonamecat 3 months ago +2360

    It’s definitely very edgy and quirky to gag when you mention a book like Twilight 🙄

    • Xavee Sy
      Xavee Sy 7 days ago

      @mat lohn lmao same

    • Nikki Sumesh
      Nikki Sumesh 21 day ago

      Pov you're emotionally unstable & read mafia fanfictions

      DOMINICVS Month ago

      @mat lohn Prayers💜

    • sky boy
      sky boy Month ago

      So basically all of the most read books are fantasy

  • Yizzy Nightingale
    Yizzy Nightingale 2 months ago

    Not surprised for no. 1 and 2. I do read the bible. One of my favorite book in the bible is the book of Sirach. I need to continue to read the bible. Its awesome words of Jesus.💛💚❤🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Idalia Kulik
    Idalia Kulik 3 months ago +14

    Im pretty sure the exceptional energy in this video comes from Max running away from the Waterstones employees as they're trying to kick him out

  • ZyRo
    ZyRo 3 months ago +2

    Anime books are sold very well( the most one manga(anime book) was one piece manga(490M sales)

  • Rem Veel
    Rem Veel 3 months ago +1777

    You know what, I'm fine with both Quran and Bible being the top spot. Makes alot of sense.

    • My 3 Moods in my Profilpicture
      My 3 Moods in my Profilpicture 8 days ago

      @byron 2456 first don’t cut out things , second go read the Bible , third we Muslims love Jesus and David because they were or prophets too. Learn the meaning before you speak , education is needed.

    • My 3 Moods in my Profilpicture
      My 3 Moods in my Profilpicture 8 days ago

      @byron 2456 Says a person who never even hold a Quoran in their hands. Read one chapter and you will see and you say you are so factual than you should know that even science proofed that Quoran is correct. ( no hate to any other religion and also no to atheist I know many atheist are just cool, they let us do ours and they do theirs.)

    • nora
      nora Month ago

      Never heard of it

    • Aym .S
      Aym .S Month ago

      Its also Logic that the bible sold more copies since the Quran is mainly memorised

    • Aym .S
      Aym .S Month ago

      @byron 2456 Ironically it has built the most successful civilisation ever with whom you are not worthy of comparison.

  • Ipshita
    Ipshita 3 months ago +9

    His Twilight reaction would be my reaction of Alchemist
    As the saying goes"laugh,live,love....live,laugh,life 😂

  • ⭐SourLemonz⭐️
    ⭐SourLemonz⭐️ 3 months ago +40

    I love the Twilight Saga books🖤

    • Olivia Jolley
      Olivia Jolley 18 hours ago

      There the best!!!

    • Caru
      Caru 18 days ago +2

      The books are so much better than the movies!

    • skullchimes
      skullchimes Month ago +3

      Me too just because its bad doesnt mean you cant like it

  • ComputerGenerated
    ComputerGenerated 3 months ago

    Gotta love that the Twilight fan fiction book somehow sold more copies than actual Twilight, and both of these franchises are in the top ten most read books of all time :(

  • MeADow0201
    MeADow0201 Month ago

    Didn't know the Alchemist was part of top ten but because of that book, God used that to lead me to read the first one in the list haha (even though the Alchemist was a weird mix of different spirituality/religion kind of thing).

  • NK Warrior
    NK Warrior 3 months ago +1

    I bought Da Vinci Code some months ago too! Not disappointed!

  • dhritismita
    dhritismita 3 months ago

    love the Alchemist it's my all time favourite

  • sharon oladeji
    sharon oladeji 3 months ago

    Love to see the holy bible as number 1🤗

  • Pedro Keller
    Pedro Keller 3 months ago +1

    I'm surprised The Alchemist was in the top ten 🇧🇷

  • cheese lord
    cheese lord 3 months ago +510

    Seeing as your counting it as a “series” like counting all the Harry Potter books as one book, I wonder how this figure affects more serialized stories. If I recall one piece has about the same as Harry Potter, but one could argue that the amount of volumes inflated it (though most fans are anime only and don’t buy the volumes)

    • Andy Chan
      Andy Chan 2 months ago +1

      @Zhi xcime and my friends read for free online 😂😂😂

    • Zhi xci
      Zhi xci 3 months ago +3

      I disagree with your claim that most one piece fans are anime only, specially considering how awful the pacing is on the anime and in some arcs the animation is just bad sometimes they don't even stick to the source material which is why toei used to get a lot of backlash e.g. doflamingo finale and grizzly magnum with caesar.
      If you said most consumed the manga illegally then i would agree.

    • Anmol Biswas
      Anmol Biswas 3 months ago +9

      One Piece has sold around 400-500 million volumes and every volume is essentially like a graphic novel with 140-200 pages

    • Insert Clickbait
      Insert Clickbait 3 months ago +17

      One Piece I think is 10 mil less from what I believe? Not 100% sure but it’s definitely close enough to be on this list. Only probably is that it’s a manga, a more visual novel, than a normal book. We’d have to include Batman and like Superman if we’d include One Piece.

    • bob berry
      bob berry 3 months ago +29

      The reason why lord of the ring is so low is because they don't really care so they don't keep track. They can only prove on record they sold 100 million. When ask the family about sales they said they definitely pass 600 million.

  • Foxy Alchemist
    Foxy Alchemist 2 months ago

    His reaction before he said "Number 9 is Twilight Saga".😂😂 Ok, you win. I'll subscribe now. 😂😂

  • Peculiar
    Peculiar 2 months ago +1

    The Quran ❤

  • T. Essakki Raja
    T. Essakki Raja 3 months ago

    I've read The Da Vinci Code. It's a wonderful book📕

    • T. Essakki Raja
      T. Essakki Raja 3 months ago

      @yxz Yaah.. Dude 🙂

    • yxz
      yxz 3 months ago +1

      Honestly, it looks great, skimmed thru a few pages in barnes and noble earlier today, i would have buyed it but the vocabulary is just too complicated for me. Looks really interesting though

  • The
    The 3 months ago +11

    Something in me died when you said LOTR and 50 shades sold the same amount.

  • Silas Farley
    Silas Farley 2 months ago

    If he was including manga one piece (the best selling manga of all time) would be right behind harry potter with 490 million copies sold🤑🙂

  • Athena Fontaine-Malfoy𓆙

    Glad to see the Quran and the HP series here :)

  • a witch with 3 diplomas

    Most of LOTR's appeal for me comes from the sheer amount of detail and lore/history behind the world, it is the only story that has gotten me so immersed while still being fairly compact. Most smilar experiences would be Harry Potter, which just doesn't hold up once you start digging deeper and Jordan's Wheel of Time which does reach almost Tolkien levels of detail, but is just so long it makes it much harder to fall into the world. Ofc these are just opinions from someone who grew up with these book series, and anything else is just as valid, just keep reading people, books are a treasure!

  • Jhope Kim
    Jhope Kim Month ago

    The best book for me is bhagbhat gita❤️

  • noego jimmy
    noego jimmy 3 months ago +178

    The best novels I read are: "Stranger" by Camus, "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky, "Castle" by Kafka, "Martin Kačur" by Cankar (written by a razor ...) and since I am from Bosnia I have to mention the marvelous " Death and the Dervish" by Meša Selimović (Mesha Selimovich).

    • noego jimmy
      noego jimmy 3 months ago

      @Anmol Biswas I don't know who are you poking, but Dostoevsky is an easy writer to read, taking style into consideration. Not so easy for the heavy psychological approach though. Crime and Punishment has the best dialogues ever. It's like you are there, the next table, eavesdropping.
      Try reading shorter "Notes from Undergroung". It's just beautiful. Prison themed. I think you will love it.

    • Anmol Biswas
      Anmol Biswas 3 months ago

      The snobby tryhard is here. Although I have been meaning to read Crime and Punishment for quite some time now

    • RetroOcean
      RetroOcean 3 months ago

      Real books. Not like the ones mentioned in the vid

      ČINČILA 3 months ago

      Could you explain "written by a razor" part?

    • noego jimmy
      noego jimmy 3 months ago

      @Unapologetic Apollo Haven't read his single novel, but I don't think he can compare to Poe.
      I did see movie remakes. My favourite is Misery then Shining, Green mile ofc... Carry...?
      Few are utter crap.

  • norre
    norre 3 months ago

    I agree with him, LOTR is a masterpiece!

  • IAmTheHopefulRomantic
    IAmTheHopefulRomantic 3 months ago

    #1 is #1 for a reason 🔥🔥

  • Mikasa Ackerman
    Mikasa Ackerman 3 months ago +2

    I was recently studying Economics and got to know Mao Zedong was a revolutionist, during the time of 1966, (Great proletarian Cultural revolution) his disciples used to carry red books in which there were quotes said by Mao. They were called "Red Guards"

  • Musfik Mugdha
    Musfik Mugdha Month ago

    The most read book is Al Quran. It’s not only read by reading. There are millions of hafez who has memorised it by heart.

  • Breznev Olaso
    Breznev Olaso 3 months ago +5

    i still love coelho's the alchemist, kept reading over and over- co'z can't get enough with its lessons in life. I'm kind of curious though about reading qur'an and mao tse tung's quote..

    • Breznev Olaso
      Breznev Olaso 3 months ago +1

      @Traveling with Allah Thanks for the recommendation, and inspiring words. Have a great day.

    • Traveling with Allah
      Traveling with Allah 3 months ago +1

      Read the Qu'ran do it you won't regret it

  • isabelle l
    isabelle l Month ago

    i’ve been hearing about the da vinky code and i just found out my mom has had it in her room for years lol

  • Bubble
    Bubble Month ago +3

    Wait does manga count cause the manga know as one piece has sold 500 million copies worldwide

  • Skylon
    Skylon 3 months ago +2

    Da Vinci code is amazing, I didn't know that it was so high up.

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    Hamza Rmilly Edits 2 months ago +1


  • jake hogg
    jake hogg 3 months ago

    Fun fact.I'm a bookbinder and my factory mainly produce bibles and diaries. We had to change the gramage of the paper we use in the bibles because they get distributed to prisons in the UK and the prisoners were using the paper from the bibles to roll cigarettes and joints with.

  • TheSnowman
    TheSnowman 2 months ago +1

    The lord of the rings is 90% filler…
    And yet I’m on my fifth read through of the series…

  • peace
    peace 2 months ago +1

    Fifty shades of grey is practically based almost completely on twilight (it's a fan fiction based on it) and yet It sold more than the original book? Damn

  • Anonymous Resistor
    Anonymous Resistor 3 months ago +44

    Technically, the physical Mushafs (A book with the Quran written in it) have, like the mayjority of other books, been sold at mass after the printing press. But realistically speaking, the actual Quran itself was being recited and memorised in its entirety, from chapter 1 to 114, by Muslims since the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace.
    So if you include the many many Muslims who have been memorising the Quran throughout History, it may well be the most read book due to it being the most memorised one.

    • Anonymous Resistor
      Anonymous Resistor 2 months ago


    • Mufida zuhra
      Mufida zuhra 2 months ago

      Even when it's not memorised, I'd argue it's still the most read book considering how many times muslims are reading it in the masjid (masjid has dedicated quran shelves and at least one person would read when they're done praying, now multiply that to the number of every masjid exist on earth), then add that to read time during ramadan, during halaqa, gatherings, hijri events, the number of madrasa exist on earth, there are just countless times when muslim came to read together. Muslims are that involved with their religion.

    • Anonymous Resistor
      Anonymous Resistor 3 months ago

      @Uncle Gardener every Muslim is a testament to the memorable nature of the Quran. There are 5 year old who memorised it all, how phenomenal is that? Alhamdulillah for Islam.

    • Uncle Gardener
      Uncle Gardener 3 months ago +1

      @Ghost Shelf al-Qurān has 604 pages and tens of millions have memorised it. Cry harder. 😂😂😂

  • Fr e sh a voca do
    Fr e sh a voca do 3 months ago

    I didn't know Paulo Coelho had one of he best selling book worldwide, and I'm Brazilian ☠️ but good to see

  • Mercy Woods
    Mercy Woods 2 months ago

    It’s the 🤢 of Twilight 😂
    The Lord of the Rings is an absolute win. 🤘🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Abir Banerjee
    Abir Banerjee 3 months ago

    Ever heard of Bhagvat Geeta, it is the books which actually requires a huge knowledge of vocabulary to be actually able read it

  • doinky
    doinky 3 months ago

    I'm surprised that Don Quixote wasn't on this list, I swear I've seen it somewhere on a book list

  • AveryJAwesome
    AveryJAwesome 3 months ago +16

    I'm so happy to hear that The Da Vinci Code is so popular! I absolutely love Dan Brown's works! I'm tied between that one being my favorite or The Lost Symbol, but they're all so good!

  • Nae O’Shea
    Nae O’Shea 3 months ago +1

    We know we’ve succeeded when Harry Potter overtakes the holy bible 👌🏼

    • Justin Singh
      Justin Singh 2 months ago

      Harry Potter is a archetype of Christ (i.e. sacrificial death and resurrection)

  • namibia namibia
    namibia namibia Month ago

    Oh my favourite book, the Bible❤

  • leila
    leila 2 months ago

    My heart legit skipped a beat when he opened the LOTR book like that. Poor spine 😭

  • Agave1034
    Agave1034 17 hours ago

    I totally agree with your thoughts on Twilight. 🤮🤮🤮

  • Niveen Hasan
    Niveen Hasan Day ago

    The Quran is mostly gifted not sold
    So I guess it is the highest read book of all times

  • John Gerald Alog
    John Gerald Alog Month ago

    As a person who read the Bible for about a million times. I can say that it's the most misunderstood book there is.

  • Roshan Sharma
    Roshan Sharma 3 months ago +6

    I love how for you, the best book of all time is The Lord Of The Rings. Same.

  • Random9
    Random9 3 months ago

    i had most of them
    but didn’t finish reading any of them😂

  • Phoebe Upchurch
    Phoebe Upchurch Month ago

    I highly recommend the Alchemist

  • Raihan Hossen
    Raihan Hossen 3 months ago +1

    There is a catch. Most of the Muslims recite verses from the "QURAN" five times a day, cause it’s a must in our prayer. So if the caption is "The most read book of all time", that's definitely the " Al QURAN" .
    So, if the question is about most sold, then maybe Bible could be the one, but not the most read...

    • habibe
      habibe 3 months ago

      Exactly. He shouldve just said most sold books not most read books.

  • Dohers
    Dohers 3 months ago

    You are very good at saying something you know is objectively untrue with a confidence that makes it sound like you actually believe it.

    • Dohers
      Dohers 3 months ago

      @Mihir he makes all this nonsense up, almost everything he says in his videos is verifiably false

    • Mihir
      Mihir 3 months ago


  • As Kay
    As Kay Month ago

    The Quran in Arabic is so cool. Listen to a recitation. You'll know what I mean.

  • Michael Rega
    Michael Rega 3 months ago +228

    I am surprised that “The art of war” was not on that list

    • Yoda
      Yoda 3 months ago

      @Osto "Shrek is the hottest thing since Adam"
      -Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    • Yoda
      Yoda 3 months ago

      Sun Tzu literally said: "If you're lower in numbers, don't fight."
      Like bitch obviously. If you're a gemius teach me guerrilla warfare.

    • Vitorruy1
      Vitorruy1 3 months ago

      @The Enchanted Apple I read the art of war in a library and enjoyed it very much, but some people see it as cliché

    • Dan Al
      Dan Al 3 months ago

      @K Think "ancient warfare strategy guide that was so advanced that modern-day militaries still read and learn from it."

    • Tea Phutt
      Tea Phutt 3 months ago

      Ah yes my homie Sun Tzu

  • Asad Maqsood
    Asad Maqsood 3 months ago +6

    You didn't mention one book which is also my favorite, and thats the dictionary. 😂

  • K Thompson
    K Thompson 3 months ago

    The Holy Bible is also life changing too bc the book changed my life!

    • Need Some Milk
      Need Some Milk 2 months ago

      @Martin Ward lotr and got is better

    • Martin Ward
      Martin Ward 3 months ago

      Definitely one of the best fantasy books ever written

  • CaptainReviewer
    CaptainReviewer 2 months ago

    I'm glad you said that lord of the rings is the best book. To me that's a LOTR fan

  • Mechanical Hands
    Mechanical Hands 3 months ago +1

    Wow, didn't know that "+" by Holly Bibble was so popular

  • Gebbo
    Gebbo 3 months ago +6

    The Alchemist is actually such a good book. I just read it a few weeks ago for the first time ever, and I was just blown away by how profound the philosophies were. The whole book was incredibly well written, and kept me pretty interested the entire time. I HIGHLY recommend.

  • Rama Aljelani
    Rama Aljelani 3 months ago

    I'm happy that Qur'an have this number of copies, it's the best book you would ever read.
    Try ro read it 😃

    • itsduck
      itsduck 3 months ago +2

      Not everyone is muslim

  • will connell
    will connell 3 months ago

    What about Don Quixote? Some estimates claim its had 500 million copies made. Also its a great book that surprisingly accessible and fun

  • Brianna Dale
    Brianna Dale 2 days ago

    I expected Anne Frank's diary to be on this list. I cannot believe that it is not!

  • Snee Schiffer
    Snee Schiffer Month ago

    I wonder why bhagvat gita wasn't one of them... it's quite amazing

  • daddybionic
    daddybionic 3 months ago +36

    I read the shades of grey trilogy as a young male teenager and really enjoyed it. Actually read them a second time :)

    • butt bucket
      butt bucket 3 months ago

      @ראם איזק oh yeah i remember hearing about the fanfic bit. that book in itself sounds like a big fat red flag not even going to lie

    • ראם איזק
      ראם איזק 3 months ago +1

      @butt bucket it was a twilight fanfic, where the names were changed and the book published. zero research and it romanticizes abusive relationships as BDSM, I wrote a school essay on why this book is dangerous and misinformative. Don't read it, it's bad

    • evellyn_______🔞👇
      evellyn_______🔞👇 3 months ago

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    • butt bucket
      butt bucket 3 months ago

      @Jon Bar oh, in that case i’m not gonna read the trilogy.

    • Jon Bar
      Jon Bar 3 months ago +14

      @butt bucket It's just porn. It's crap by all metrics of what makes a book "good"

  • Maxi
    Maxi Month ago

    You forgot to mention “Don Quijote” by Miguel de Cervantes btw.

  • bigisrick
    bigisrick 3 months ago +29

    Yeah. Those numbers on Maos book are definitely accurate

    • Tova Bergman
      Tova Bergman Month ago +3

      Maos little red is not the 3th most sold book, but 3th most produced book. They gave away millions of copies in a attempt to spread it.

    • AWA
      AWA 2 months ago +1

      @bigisrick You know nothing about chinese history

    • D T
      D T 2 months ago +1

      @bigisrick Under Mao‘s policies during the great proletarian cultural revolution the life expectancy was increased by 20 years…

  • Mursupilami
    Mursupilami 3 months ago

    Wow! I did not expect Mao's book is to be in top 3! That's incredible

  • Barcafan4life
    Barcafan4life 3 months ago +1

    Amen Brother 🙏

  • T.J. Johnson
    T.J. Johnson 2 months ago

    I don’t think LotR should be there. Even though it’s my favourite book: it’s been out longer so has had more time to sell copies

  • Tooth Fairy
    Tooth Fairy 15 days ago

    I’m not surprised. I was waiting for the Bible to be no.1 😊

  • The Great Dad
    The Great Dad Month ago +1

    You can't find the original number of Qur'an sold. Even in my house, there are more than 10 Qur'an books and some translations too. It would be more than 10 billions of Quran's, at least.

  • Casper Richter
    Casper Richter 3 months ago

    To be fair. Twilight IS the book everyone bought. So it did do something right

  • Gina the Cookie
    Gina the Cookie 3 months ago +7

    The Twilight one I'm not surprised
    I really like the books and still do to this day. Don't get me wrong they have super questionable themes but I liked that it had interesting fantasy parts and I didn't have to think too deeply. Basically it was my light reading material. 😁

  • BMoney8600
    BMoney8600 3 months ago

    I want to read “The Da Vinci Code” one day

    • Yoda
      Yoda 3 months ago

      @gtoss chddy Microphone, you can tell he's talking as silently as he can

    • gtoss chddy
      gtoss chddy 3 months ago

      How. Is. Talking so loud in the library. 😐😐

  • Dagger The Wingless Fairy

    I find it hilarious that Harry Potter, Lord of the rings, twilight, and 50 shades of Grey are all on the same list as The Quaran (I don't know if I spelt that right correct me if I didn't) and The Holy Bible