The Top 10 Books Read In The World
The numbers are based on the number of books printed and sold over the last 50 years. (Some titles may have had more titles printed, but then they didn't sell so it can be assumed those weren't read.)
- Read - The Holy Bible (3,900,000,000, almost 4 billion!) In Grade 6, I got the little red version from The Shiners and in the front it outlined a breakdown as to how to read it in a year. I am very glad I took the time each night to read it and got through the whole thing. I don't remember much but it is an excellent base to have when reading anything else.
- Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mai Tse-Tung (820,000,000, also known as The Little Red Book)
- Read - Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (400,000,000)
- Partially/Barely Read - The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (103,000,000)
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (65,000,000) I want to read this, planning on putting it on my Xmas list
- Read - The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (57,000,000)
- The Twilight Saga Stephenie Meyer (43,000,000)
- Read - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (33,000,000)
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (30,000,000) I have never even heard of this one
- The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank (27,000,000) Keep meaning to read this, putting it on my Xmas list too
How many have you read?