10 Most Read Books of All Time

This list of the 10 Most Read Books from the past 50 years is based on the number of books printed and sold. There are some books that have had more copies printed however a large percentage of those books were not sold. If they were not sold we can also assume they were not read, of course.

1. The Holy Bible

3.9 Billion

2. Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

820 million

3. Harry Potter

400 million

4. The Lord of The Rings

103 million

5. The Alchemist

65 million copies

6. The Da Vinci Code

57 million

7. The Twilight Saga

8. Gone With The Wind

33 million

9. Think and Grow Rich

30 million

10. The Diary of Anne Frank

27 million

I have read both The Holy Bible and Think and Grow Rich multiple times however I have not read the others. I just ordered The Alchemist as I was writing this blog.

How many have you read? How many do you plan to read?

I love Charlie "Tremendous" Jones quote "You will be the same person five years from now as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read."

There is another syaing that I love and agree with and that is "Leaders are readers." I have found that most people who are making a difference in the world are consummate readers and always have a non fiction book with them wherever they go and many of them are extremely busy people. Other people may say they have no time to read howwever successful people feel that they are too busy not to read and learn how to become more efficient and effective in every area of their lives.

I read about 3-5 non fiction books every month along with listening to audio books.

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