Fiction and novel can cover a varied set of subject matter. But there are some novels that are adventurous as well as historic, mysterious and full of intrigue. And because of these qualities they manage to be the best-selling novels. Everyone can write a novel but there are some who are blessed with the God gifted art of writing. They have something very appealing in their writing. From the page one of their novels till the end the suspense and curiosity will not come to an end. That makes these novels the best of all. Here we present to you the top 10 most popular novelists of the world in reverse order. This ranking is based upon their novels’ sales and liking by the readers. Don’t forget to rate these authors by commenting on this article.
10. Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks is an American Novelist. He has written a number of bestselling novels. He also has a name in screen writing because most of his novels have been adapted into movies by Hollywood. His most famous books include Safe Haven and Message in a Bottle. He is 10th most popular writer whose genre is fiction.
9. Stieg Larsson
Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist. Being inspired by the criminals’ art of theft and crime he became a crime fiction writer. Although he died back in 2004 but his Millennium Trilogy series of novels were released after his death and soon they became worldwide bestsellers. The Girl Who Kicked the H, and The Girl with the Dragon are his renowned books.
8. Stephenie Meyer
The very well known, author of the vampire romance books series called Twilight, Stephenie Meyer stands proudly among the best novelists of the world. The twilight series broke several best selling records both as a movie and as a book and has been translated into more than 37 languages. Stephanie Meyer is also a science fiction writer and her recent book The Host also became a best seller.
7. James Herbert
James Herbert has an English origin and comes from England. He writes in the horror fiction genre and his writings will surely give you goose bumps. James Herbert also had enjoyed continuous success as he managed to write one novel every year. And with the speed he maintained quality to fulfill the expectations of his fans. Haunted, The Magic Cottage and Ash are his well known books. James received an OBE from the Queen in the Honors list of 2010.
6. Dan Brown
Dan Brown is a brilliant writer and is basically from the United States of America. He is the author of thriller fiction. They way he makes you sit on the couch and with every flipping page the way he increases suspense and curiosity is simply outstanding. His novel The Da Vinci Code became the best seller in its very first week. This novel sold 81 million copies worldwide and made its name among the most popular books of all times. His other famous writings include Angels and Daemons and The Lost Symbol.
5. James Patterson
James Patterson is also an American author who writes thriller fiction. In the New York Times number one best sellers list James Patterson has 56 books. And among them 19 are consecutive series. What else a writer can wish for his pieces of writing. James Patterson also has his name in the Guinness book of world records for the most bestselling books. His famous books include Cross Fire (Alex Cross) and The Postcard Killers.
4. John Grisham
John Grisham is the author of legal thriller fiction. His novels are mostly about the lawyers. And almost all of his books were adapted into movies. The Firm, The Partner and the Associate: A Novel, are his international best sellers. His books have been translated in 29 different languages.
3. J. R. R. Tolkien
The English writer, amazing poet and philologist, J.R.R Tolkien is most famous in the whole world for his epic fiction novels The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books series. These are Middle Earth’s legendary tales. He is ranked as the fifth highest earning dead celebrity.
2. J. K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is a British author and is the proud creator of the world renowned Harry Potter Character. There is a generation that grew up with the Harry Potter series which lasted for almost twelve years. The fans of Harry Potter have certain attachments with their favorite characters. All of the books of the Harry Potter series have been made into blockbuster movies and these movies have created a cult following across the globe.
1. Stephen King
Stephen King is an American writer. She is the world’s greatest living suspense, horror, science fiction and fantasy fiction writer. Around more than 500 million copies of her books are currently sold and the sale is still counting. A number of her novels have been adapted into movies and they have been a hit at the box office as well. If you love reading contemporary fiction you will surely like her because he is world’s most popular novelist in the recent time.