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".

Image link to Jared Fanning (via Visual News)
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!!