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List of Best-selling Novels

A List of Best-selling Novels That Will Leave You Spellbound

Novels and books are like our permanent friends accompanying you even when you are on the move. And even in this day and age of the Internet, the popularity of books and reading is live and kicking. Those who love to read novels are always on the lookout for a good title. Want to find out which good reads are making it to bestsellers list? Take a look at the list of some best-selling novels in this Buzzle article.
Penlighten Staff
Did You Know?
According to the Guinness World Records, the Holy Bible is the most popular and best-selling book all around the world. More than 5 billion copies have been printed and sold over the years.
Noted Chilean-American author Isabel Allende said, "a novel is like an window, open to an infinite landscape." We totally agree with her. Novels and books can take you places where you wouldn't have imagined to go otherwise. For example, the Harry Potter series. Doesn't it feel like a getaway to the world of Hogwarts? Such is the amazing work of writers! It not only improves your vocabulary and communication skills, but also fuels your imaginative power.
A best-selling novel is one that is highly popular with the general public, and sells in large volume and numbers. There have been millions and millions of novels published over the years, and there have been different responses to each novel. The content of a particular novel also plays a major role in determining how many copies of that title will be sold in a particular country. Projections of these sales figures are laid out by experienced publishers and sellers, and they are the most accurate judges of these sales figures. The bestseller novels that we are speaking of, here, belong primarily to the fiction and children's books genre.
Factors That Make a Novel a Bestseller
There are different standards based on which bestseller novels are classified. The different genres of the content obviously play a major role, but here are some other factors that also make a huge difference in determining the sales figures of a particular novel.
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Budget
  • Publishers
  • Editors
  • Literary agents
  • Retailers and sellers
  • Book Reviews
All these factors play a specific role in determining how well a novel is going to sell, and how popular it is going to be in some markets.
Best-selling Fiction of 2014
Fiction is great to read. It gets people hooked onto the stories, making them forget their everyday troubles and have the capability to transport them into world inhabited by the characters in the novel. It takes a special skill and great imagination for the writer to weave a tale that captivates us. Simply put, fiction seems realistic in every aspect even though it is the work of a writer's imagination. Let us take a look at some of the novels that are soaring in the recommended list.
  • Scyamore Row by John Grisham
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  • The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
  • Hope to Die by James Patterson
  • Revival by Stephen King
Best-selling Children's Books of 2014
  • Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
All these bestseller novels can be easily purchased from most book stores around you, and no matter what genre you like reading, there will be something in store for you. Once you develop an interest for a particular genre, you can delve deeper into it and dig out some old classics as well. If you feel we have missed out on some good reads, please feel free to mention them in the comments section below so that we can have more novels added to our treasure.