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Best Selling Fiction Books

Take a Break From Reality With These Best-selling Fiction Books

People love to read fiction. Knowing the fiction bestsellers will help you to decide which books to read.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Books can be a person's best friend, and they can provide both entertainment and food for thought. A best-selling book is one that is popular and is read and liked by a large number of people. To be deemed as a bestseller, it has to sell over a million copies, be it in hardcover or paperback. Fiction novels have always been popular among people, and there are many who wait for the latest novels from their favorite authors. Fiction books have seen a steady rise in sales over the years, and new authors have found a place in the publishing industry. Many novels are published annually, but only a select few are able to make it to the bestsellers lists. These lists are compiled by leading newspapers and bookstore chains, and is based on trade figures.

Top 10 Books of Fiction
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Catcher in The Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • She by H. Rider Haggard
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Bestsellers of All Time
  • A Perfect Stranger by Danielle Steele
  • An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough
  • A Painted House by John Grisham
  • At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon
  • Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Disclosure by Michael Crichton
  • Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins
  • Eye of the Needle by Ken Follet
  • Fatal Error by J. A. Jance
  • Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
  • Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
  • Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
  • Hannibal by Thomas Harris
  • Hell's Corner by David Baldacci
  • Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
  • Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
  • Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchel
  • Jaws by Peter Benchley
  • Jewels by Danielle Steel
  • Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
  • Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
  • Lucky by Jackie Collins
  • Love Story by Eric Segal
  • Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
  • Night Over Water by Ken Follett
  • Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell
  • Oliver's Story by Erich Segal
  • Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell
  • Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
  • Roses Are Red by James Patterson
  • Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Rose Madder by Stephen King
  • Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
  • Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
  • The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
  • The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  • The Kite Runner by Khalled Hosseini
  • The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  • The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins
  • The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum
  • The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart
  • The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
  • The Devil's Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
  • The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
  • The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum
  • The Class by Erich Segal
  • The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett
  • The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
  • The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  • The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
  • The Russia House by John le CarrĂ©
  • The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  • The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon
  • The Chamber by John Grisham
  • The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
  • The Rainmaker by John Grisham
  • The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
  • The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
  • The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum
  • The Last Juror by John Grisham
  • The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
  • The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
  • The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
  • The Firm by John Grisham
  • The Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • The Burden of Proof by Scott Turow
  • The Testament by John Grisham
  • Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon
  • While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Zoya by Danielle Steel
  • 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Water by Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • Tick Tock by James Patterson
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
  • The Confession by John Grisham
  • What The Night Knows by Dean Koontz
Christian Bestsellers
  • True Honor by Lee Henderson
  • Home to Harmony by Philip Gully
  • A Light in the Window by Jan Karon
  • The Sacrifice by Robert Whitlow
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  • The Covenant by Beverly Lewis
  • Day I was Crucified by Gene Edwards
  • For Better or for Worse by Diann Hunt
If you want to read good fiction, then you can start from the list of bestsellers. These are definitely in the list of books everyone should read at least once.