Top 10 Must Read Chinese Best Selling Books

10 Best Sellers in Chinese Books You Must Read

Here you will find ten of the best Chinese Novels in the world, based on experience, user review and volume of sales. Having explored, read or at the very least skimmed the books I bring you the best 10 Chinese that are worth your time and energy to read.

The following Chinese books were chosen after much debate, each one offers a value and a insight and one is not necessarily better than the other, however for this article we must choose. Humans have such vast experiences and I hope these 10 books will enhance your world and understanding.

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Into Thin Air

Author: Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

Headline: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor; Reprint edition (October 19, 1999)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 332 pages

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The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Author: Alison Bechdel

The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Headline: Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s (“Outlandish jumpsuit! Cantaloupe-sized guns!”) to the existential oddness of present-day spin class.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 4, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

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The Last Kings of Shanghai

Author: Jonathan Kaufman

The Last Kings of Shanghai

Headline: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books (June 1, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages

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The Best We Could Do

Author: Thi Bui

The Best We Could Do

Headline: An Illustrated Memoir

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01MF8LTP4

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Abrams ComicArts (March 7, 2017)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages

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Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Chinese Cinderella

Headline: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ember; Illustrated edition (September 14, 2010)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Headline: At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mother’s journey in strict parenting.  Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children’s individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best for the future. 

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books; Illustrated edition (December 27, 2011)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages

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Wild Swans

Author: Jung Chang

Wild Swans

Headline: Three Daughters of China

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (August 12, 2003)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 538 pages

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Draplin Design Co.

Author: Aaron James Draplin

Draplin Design Co.

Headline: Pretty Much Everything

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01DYIRDJK

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Abrams; Illustrated edition (May 17, 2016)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 853 pages

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Two Trees Make a Forest

Author: Jessica J. Lee

Two Trees Make a Forest

Headline: On Memory, Migration and Taiwan

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07T7N6ND4

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Virago (November 7, 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 194 pages

Print

Last Boat Out of Shanghai

Author: Helen Zia

Last Boat Out of Shanghai

Headline: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CR2CMGR

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books (January 22, 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 493 pages

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Top 10 Chinese Novels in the World

Hope this list is helpful and look forward to hearing from you about alternate Chinese books that you have enjoyed and other may also. 

How to Choose the Right Chinese Books for You

  • Read what you like and own your choices.
  • Find books in the preview that are paced right for you.
  • Pick the right genre
  • Does the cover art appeal to you? Yes I know what they say but sod that.
  • Ask yourself and the universe what you need right now.
  • Have Fun

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Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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