The 10 Most Read Books in the World

The list was compiled by freelance writer James Chapman, based on the number of copies each book sold over the last 50 years. “I have compiled this list of the 10 Most Read Books In The World after completing a long project of research to establish exactly which are the most read books in the world … You will find in this list a varied array of subject matter, covering a considerable number of years of some truly talented author’s work. Some of the authors are no longer with us, but the majority are still producing their masterpieces for our ongoing delight.” -James Chapman

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Eugene H. Peterson
Published by: Message
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781617479496)
Tse-Tung Mao Tse-Tung
Published by:
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780979311901)
J.K. Rowling; Mary GrandPre
Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books
Edition: Boxed Set (ISBN #9780545162074)
J.R.R. Tolkien
Published by: Mariner Books
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780618343997)
Paulo Coelho
Published by: HarperOne
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780061122415)
Dan Brown
Published by: Anchor
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780307277671)
Stephenie Meyer
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9780316132909)
Margaret Mitchell; Pat Conroy
Published by: Scribner
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781451635621)
Napoleon Hill
Published by: Tarcher
Edition: Paperback (ISBN #9781585424337)
Anne Frank; B. M. Mooyaart; Eleanor Roosevelt
Published by: Perfection Learning
Edition: Prebound (ISBN #9780812415087)

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