Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Top 10 Most Read Books in the World - How many have you read?

Having read and reviewed a few books lately I was interested to see which, if any, of the top 10 most read books of the last 50 years I had read myself. Jared Fanning has produced an infographic "based on number of books printed and sold over the last 50 years".

Top 10 Most Read Books in the World #infographic

Of these top 10, I have read just two - The Da Vinci Code and Gone with the Wind. I have seen one Harry Potter movie, the LOTR series, and the Diary of Anne Frank movie, but not read the books. I have read small pieces of the bible. Of the top 10, I had never heard of The Alchemist or Think and Grow Rich before. 

So - 2 out of 10 is my figure, what's yours?


  1. 7 out of the reading...always read the books over film An RE teacher I also had four years of scripture thats sorted!! I haven't read the quotations from Chairman Mao,the Alchemist or Think and Grow Rich!!