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Best Selling Books And Book Series

January 07, 2021

With many of us staying at home, the opportunity to take the time to read increased. Did you end up reading some of the all-time best sellers? Below are the top ten best sellers in each category. The number in parenthesis is the copies sold.

Individual Books:

  1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (500 million)
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (200 million)
  3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (150 million)
  4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (142 million)
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (107 million)
  6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (100 million)
  7. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin (100 million)
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (100 million)
  9. She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard (100 million)
  10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (85 million)


Bestselling Series:

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (450 million)
  2. Goosebumps series by R.L. Stein (300 million)
  3. Perry Mason series by Erle Stanley Gardner (300 million)
  4. Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain (260 million)
  5. Choose Your Own Adventure series by various authors (250 million)
  6. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal (250 million)
  7. Noddy series by Enid Blyton (200 million)
  8. Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene (200 million)
  9. Thomas the Tank Engine series by W. Awdry (200 million)
  10. San Antonio series by Frédéric Dard (200 million)


Source:  Best-Selling Books of All-Time: Top Selling Books by Ranking (jamesclear.com)


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