Sunday, May 18, 2014

Those Who Tell the Stories Rule the World

I found this cool infographic on pinterest that lists the top ten most read books in the world.  It is based on the number of books (in millions) printed and sold over the last fifty years.  The Holy Bible outranks the second entry, Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by almost five times.  Harry Potter (I'm wondering if it's all of them or just the first one) follows by half the number of copies sold at 400 million.  The Lord of the Rings comes in fourth, at fourth the number of Harry Potter's, followed by The Alchemist, The Da Vinci Code, The Twilight books, Gone With the Wind (I was surprised by this entry), Think and Grow Rich, and The Diary of Anne Frank.  Each title after The Alchemist dropped by about 5-15 million.  Just a little literary trivial knowledge for your Sunday afternoon.

(photo collected from nagybomb)

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