Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Random Facts:
The 20 Best Selling Books Of All Time

1. Bible 5 to 6 billion
2. Quotations from Chairman Mao 900 million
3. Qur'an 800 million
4. Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes 500 million
5. Xinhua Dictionary 400 million
6. Book of Common Prayer Thomas Cranmer 300 million
7. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come John Bunyan 250 million
8. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas 200 million
9. Scouting for Boys Handbook Robert Baden-Powell 150 million
10. Foxe's Book of Martyrs or Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, touching Matters of the Church John Foxe 150 million
11. Book of Mormon Joseph Smith, Jr. 125 million (The Book of Mormon is always given away and is never for sale, it is is therefore open to debate whether it should be on the list at all.)
12. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone J.K. Rowling 120 million
13. And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 115 million
14. The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien 100 million
15. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling 77 million
16. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling 66 million
17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling 65 million
18. The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger 65 million
19. The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown 64 million
20. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling 60 million