Fiction is a literary genre where the author creates an imaginary world with some characters in it. Following are 10 best selling fiction novels that people loved throughout years to this date.
1. Gone with the wind
It’s one of the best-selling American fiction novels written by Margaret Mitchell. This novel is set against the backdrop of American civil war. The story is surrounded by the struggles of the protagonist Scarlet O’Hara. She is a strong, confident young southern belle for whom her Tara plantation matters more than anything. She is in love with Ashley only finding out later that he’s marrying some another girl. Later in her life comes another man, Rhett Butler who is charming and similar to scarlet but even that doesn’t work out. It’s a story about how a young girl conquered her fate through dire circumstances in her life.
2. Fault in our stars
This commercially successful novel is written by renowned author, John Green, giving a new perspective to romance. It’s a beautiful story of 2 teen characters which are 16 yr old Hazel Grace Lancaster and 17yrs old amputee Augustus rush. Hazel is suffering from lung cancer who later meets Augustus in one of her cancer support group meetings, and they both fell in love with each other.
3. The kite runner
This fictional drama is written by Khaled Hosseini published in 2003, set in Kabul. Kite flying symbolizes the close friendship between 2 boys, Amir and Hassan. It’s an emotional story of friendship, betrayal, and love.
4. Harry Potter series
It’s the most widely renowned and grossing fantasy novel of all times written by j.k Rowling. The protagonist of the story is Harry Potter who lost his wizard parents when he was young. In later series with the help of his companions in Hogwarts fights with Lord Voldemort, the killer of his parents and wins over the war. This series talks about all the wonders of the wizarding world like magic spells, witchcraft and more.
5. The namesake
It’s a story of a Bengali family who has migrated to the USA and they’re struggling with all the problems that immigrants have to face in an alien country. The novel is written by Jhumpa Lahiri; it talks about themes like an identity crisis. It was later adapted into a movie starring Tabu and Irfan Khan.
6. Fifty shades of grey
125 million copies were sold worldwide in 2011, and the main buyers of this novel were American housewives. It’s an erotic romance fiction written by E.L James. The story traces the complicated relationship between a college graduate and a young business millionaire, Christian grey. This novel got popular due to some of its notable characteristics like bondage sex, dominance /submission and use of sex toys.
7. Train to Pakistan
This novel is written by an Indian author Khushwant Singh. This novel tells us the gruesome state of Hindu and Muslim people during the time of partition.
8. Midnight’s children
It’s one of the most controversial works of Salman Rushdie for which he won the Booker prize in 1981. This historical fiction novel was also set against the backdrop of partition. This novel deals with the themes like colonialism and post-independence with the help of its protagonist Saleem Sennai.
9. The murder of Roger Ackroyd
This novel is considered one of the best-selling detective fiction novels written by Agatha Christie. This novel tells the story of a murder that took place in some town of London. This novel comes with a twisting innovative end for the readers to shock.
10. Fasting, feasting
This novel is written by a renowned Indian author Anita Desai. It tells the story of a family where girls are disregarded. Basically, the novel comments upon the patriarchal nature that exists in every Indian family, through ‘uma’ who feel imprisoned in the boundaries of her home.
These were the best-selling fiction novels that were widely recognized and made millions.