Sad. 3 out of 10.

top 10 most read books in the world


Source: digg
Related Posts:

  1. He’s read 6128 books
  2. Books, Books, Books

Comments

  1. Just the other day I was thinking about reading “Harry Potter” and away we go 🙂
    MJ

    Like

  2. Read two of these – The Diary of Anne Frank and the Da Vinci Code which I thought was terrible.

    Like

    • I’m in on Da Vinci Code (1st and last of his), Think & Grow Rich (during era massive intake of self help) and Alchemist. I can’t count Gone with the Wind (1/4 through 15 years ago.)

      Like

  3. John Gallagher says:

    The “whole ” Bible? Really?
    I could see it if there were Cliff Notes.

    Like

    • Funny. Now there’s a fervent believer! 🙂

      Like

      • John Gallagher says:

        Well, I do go to church-regularly-followed by a greasy breakfast at the Sugar Bowl. However the y-axis is based on numbers sold. I just don’t believe everybody staying at the Marriot is reading the whole thing. I have never been able to persevere. When I was in school, I had this romantic notion of listening to the whole thing on CDs on my drive out to LA-then I forgot to check it out at the library before I left. I ‘m willing to wager that more people are familiar with the tails of Harry Potter, than the readings of Paul.

        Like

  4. I’m happy in a glass half full kind of way. As you may know, I’m a big fan of the Bible and how it informs my worldview. Nevertheless, I also know that many Christians don’t engage with the Bible. Only 21% say they do according to recent Barna study. And amongst Hispanics who are overwhelmingly Christian, only 8% say the engage with the Bible and it influences their daily life – another Barna study that I helped design. While I’m happy with the Bible’s longstanding position as the most read book in the world – and yes there is a great need for cliff notes : ) – it’s much better to celebrate how the Bible reads the reader. And that’s where it’s losing ground. Glad I work to change that and help others experience it’s relevancy.

    Like

  5. 5 and 1/4 and 1/4- figure I have read a quarter of the Bible–tried many times to read it–get bogged down in old testament–much more successful with new; and part of Lord of Rings

    Like

  6. Reblogged this on Quote Bard.

    Like

  7. Well I also have only read three…. and yes, the Bible is one of them. Actually I might have read the whole thing more than once over the many years. Next would be think and grow rich and Lord of the Rings. Although I average 12-20 books a year, I guess my choices fall below the topped ranked.

    Have a great evening David 🙂

    Like

  8. “Gone With The Wind?” Actually, I’m not surprised. In a just world, it would be replaced by “To Kill A Mockingbird.” I’m amazed to say that I’ve read six of the books on the list. And yes, one of them was “Gone . . .” I count the Bible as one of the six. But to be honest, I haven’t read the Bible all the way through.

    Like

  9. Three and a half. Gone with the wind, Lord of the Rings, Diary of Anne Frank and half or thereabouts of the bible. I don’t think I will bother reading any of the others.

    Like

  10. Eight – feeling pretty good about that, but feel terrible that one of the yet-to-be-read is the Bible.

    Like

  11. 5.few pages = alchemist, harry, gone, da vinci, diary. few pages of the bible as a child, couldn’t get into it.

    Like

  12. I went to Catholic grade school and Catholic high school, so, yes, I’ve read my share of the Bible, though certainly not nearly all of it. Other than the Bible, I’ve read 6. I haven’t read Think and Grow Rich (which might explain a lot!)

    Like

  13. I just heard that sales of that darned trilogy about Mr Grey (you know the one — that fifty shades bloke who’s into bondage) has overtaken the Harry Potter series.

    Like

  14. Alex Jones says:

    One out of ten for me… Lord of the Rings.

    Like

  15. Hmmm 2 out of 10, the Da vinci code and the alchemist. That is so unfair though, what happened to all those beautiful books like the picture of Dorian Grey? Oh well, at least we still read books instead of facebook-ing…

    Like

  16. What’s really sad is that the Twilight Saga is on there!

    Like

  17. Only book on this list I have read is the bible,( all of it) and it is crap.

    Where is Tale of Two Cities? Would have thought this would have made the list.

    Like

  18. 7/10 for me. I knew The Bible was the top seller (used to manage a bookstore), but I’m amazed that there are so many relatively new books on this list. And only two that are non-English in origin. Hmm.

    Like

  19. Reblogged this on simplicity and commented:
    Books both great and wide.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: