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15 Best Selling Books of All Time

Paper books have been around for centuries, but they’ve never gone out of style. In fact it would seem that the opposite is true even though more people are turning to ebooks and audiobooks instead!

In spite this shift in consumption patterns from physical media like paperbacks or hardcovers towards downloads on devices such as Kindles (or even Apps), these fifteen best-selling novels still sell strong across countries all over world – proving there’s something about having an actual solid object between us which bonds the reader and writer together: no matter how old we get…we want our stories close at hand.

15 Best-Selling Books of All Time

Here they are – the fifteen all-time bestseller books, many of which have been made into movies or television series (or both), that continue to enthrall new generations of fans:

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

First published in 1605, Don Quixote is often credited as the first modern novel. It follows the story of Alonso Quixano, a middle-aged gentleman from La Mancha in Spain who goes mad after reading too many chivalric romances and decides to become a knight-errant himself, much to the dismay of those around him.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities was published in 1859 and is set during the time of the French Revolution. It tells the story of two men – one from London, the other from Paris – who are both raised in very different worlds but whose lives become intertwined as the novel progresses.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

This fantasy epic was originally published in three parts between 1954 and 1955, with The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King making up the trilogy. The story follows a group of hobbits as they journey across Middle-earth to destroy a powerful ring before it can be used by the Dark Lord Sauron to enslave all races.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

A prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit was published in 1937 and follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who is unexpectedly drawn into an epic quest to help a group of dwarves reclaim their lost kingdom.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling

The first book in the Harry Potter series was published in 1997 and follows the story of young wizard Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, makes close friends and powerful enemies, and uncovers the truth about his family.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Published in 1939, And Then There Were None is one of Christie’s most famous novels and is considered a classic of crime fiction. The story follows a group of ten strangers who are invited to an island off the coast of Devon, only to find that their host has accused them all of murder.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo was first published in 1844 and tells the story of Edmond Dantès, a young man who is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned without trial. He eventually escapes and sets out to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The first book in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia series was published in 1950 and follows the story of four children who find a magical wardrobe that transports them to the world of Narnia. There they must help the lion Aslan defeat the evil White Witch.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince was first published in 1943 and is a philosophical tale about a pilot who crashed his plane in the Sahara Desert and meets a young prince who has fallen to Earth from his own asteroid. Together they explore life, love, and loss.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye was first published in 1951 and follows the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy who is kicked out of a prestigious boarding school and becomes a wanderer in New York City. The novel is set over the course of three days and chronicles Holden’s encounters with various people as he tries to make sense of his life.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Published in 1988, The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago, a shepherd boy from Spain who dreams of traveling to Egypt in search of treasure. Along the way he meets an alchemist who helps him to discover his true destiny.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code was published in 2003 and follows the story of symbologist Robert Langdon as he tries to solve a murder mystery that leads him to uncover a secret society that has been protecting a powerful secret for centuries.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813 and is one of Austen’s most famous novels. The story follows the lives of the Bennet sisters, who are all trying to find husbands, against the backdrop of English society in the early 19th century.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and is set during the Great Depression in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. The story focuses on Atticus Finch, a white lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman, and his children Scout and Jem.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was first published in 1892 and is a collection of twelve short stories that feature the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The stories are set in Victorian England and showcase Holmes’s deductive abilities as he solves a variety of mysteries.

6 Top Books about Witchcraft Practices

Want to use herbs and plants to prepare portions for everyday healing or utilize the moon’s energies to achieve your purposes? From witchcraft experts including Lisa Chamberlain, Scott Cunningham, Arin Murphy-Hiscock, here are the top five witchcraft books perfect for novice and experienced witches alike. 

The Green Witch (by Arin Murphy-Hiscock)

This book is your complete guide to the natural magic of essential oils, flowers, herbs and more. You will learn how the green witch uses these items to make oils and portions for everyday healing and how stones, gems, twigs, and crystals can help you find the balance.

Wicca (by Scott Cunningham)

Wicca guides the solitary practitioner and explains how to live life spiritually, magically, and closely connected to nature. Also, it states how to achieve a wholesome relationship with our planet. It is a book of common sense and sense and dwells on religion, one of the most significant issues today.

A Modern Guide to Witchcraft (by Skye Alexander)

This book is the complete guide to spells, covens, and witches; here, you will learn how to exploit your magic to create charms, potions, and incantations. The author has carefully highlighted the processes involved in witchcraft practices and stated ways of integrating them into your specific situation. It will help build confidence in your inner force and knowledge.

Witchery (by Juliet Diaz)

This book encourages you to embrace the witch within your soul and guides you on a journey on how to connect with your potential. The author teaches you how to unleash your authentic self, cast off what doesn’t matter to you, and become an embodiment of your actual state of mind. Asides from this, you will learn the techniques and skills required to build your personalized Magickal craft.

Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft (by Raymond Buckland)

This comprehensive text comes with a step-by-step course in Witchcraft coupled with rituals, history, beliefs, illustrations, photographs, and lore. Also, it features instruction in solitary practice, covens, esbats, sabbats, dreamwork, channelling, healing, herbalism, divination, and spellwork. 

Wicca Book of Spells (by Lisa Chamberlain)

The book was written by the best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain and is a book of shadows for witches, Wiccans, and other magic practitioners. Here, you will find magical workings and spells that will bring positive experiences into your life when applied. 

The six top books about witchcraft practices include Wicca Book of Spells, Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft, Witchery, A Modern Guide to Witchcraft, Wicca, and the Green Witch. The books will provide valuable information about witchcraft practices and the way to perform the operations.