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Top Selling Books of All Time

August 18, 2010

I was of course perusing the internet for book reviews and news and saw this article on Ask Men.  At first I thought that this list would be the most popular books of all time and thought it’d be interesting to see who made the list.  But I discovered that “top selling” and “most popular” are very different things 🙂

It doesn’t surprise me that I haven’t read any of these books in their entirety (I mean, Dr. Spock is #7) but I was a little disappointed in the results.  My never ending battle with religion was ignited with two religious selections making the list (surprise, surprise, the bible is #1).  But there are some interesting titles in the list and some I may even check out in the near future.  Check it out:

10. Valley of the Dolls – 30 million

Author: Jacqueline Susann

9. In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? – 30 million

Author: Rev. Charles Monroe Sheldon

8. A Message to Garcia – 40 million

Author: Elbert Hubbard

7. Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care – 50 million

Author: Dr. Benjamin Spock

6. The McGuffey Readers – 60 million

Author: William Holmes McGuffey

5. The World Almanac and Book of Facts  (2003) – 73.5 million

Author: World Almanac Books

4. Guinness World Records (2003) – 94 million

Author: Various

3. The American Spelling Book – 100 million

Author: Noah Webster

2. Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung – 900 million

Author: Mao Tse-Tung

1. The Bible – 6 billion

Author: Various

Read the entire article on Ask Men here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 3, 2010 4:45 pm

    What? Harry Potter really isn’t a top selling book yet? That’s interesting 🙂

    Here from New England Bloggers 🙂

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