Looking for something new to add to your reading queue? Shopping for a big reader this holiday season? The most popular books around are stories that transcend culture, age, and experiences – they appeal to a large number of people across the globe.
I’ve always been interested in checking out the ‘classics’. You know, the books that seemingly everyone has read, and are popular around the globe. This is at least in part because I’m always curious about what the big deal is. Why is Homer so popular, I wondered prior to reading it. Isn’t the Odyssey a difficult book to get through? Are Mark Twain and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as interesting as they’re made out to be?
Well, as it turns out, I’ve read most of the books listed on the handy infographic below, and as one would expect, I loved some of them and, well, didn’t love some of the others. Take a gander below to learn what the most popular books around the world are, how many editions they’ve gone through, how many languages they’ve been translated into, and how many copies have been sold.
How many of the books on the list have you read? Do you teach any of them in your classes? What do your students think of them if you do?