15 Biggest Bestsellers EVER (after the bible)

The Huffington Post has this list posted on their site and I thought it was interesting enough to share. They said:

“The Bible is the biggest bestseller in history. But after that, what else has topped the charts? Mao’s “Little Red Book” comes in at number two and then the surprises begin. While religion dominates the first half of the list, the rest is mostly fantasy. Does this list tell us anything about ourselves as human beings?”

1. “Quotations from Chairman Mao” (The Little Red Book) (800 million+)
2. The Qur’an (800 million)
3. “Xinhua Dictionary” (primary editor: Wei Jiangong) (400 million)
4. “The Lord of the Rings,” J. R. R. Tolkien (150 million)
5. “The Book of Mormon,” Joseph Smith, Jr. (120 million)
6. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” J. K. Rowling (107 million)
7. “And Then There Were None,” Agatha Christie (100 million)
8. “The Da Vinci Code,” Dan Brown (80 million)
9. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” J. K. Rowling (65 millon)
10. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” J. K. Rowling (60 million)
11. “The Catcher in the Rye,” J. D. Salinger (60 million)
12. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” J. K. Rowling (55 million)
13. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” J. K. Rowling (55 million)
14. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” J. K. Rowling (55 million)
15. “Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” Lew Wallace (50 million)

What did you think of the list? Were you surprised at some of the titles?

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