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Top 10 Most Read Books in the World

October 18, 2012

This infographic (by Jared Fanning) provides a fascinating visual display of the top 10 most read books in the world. If you love meeting people and asking them what books they’ve read, chances are that you’ll hear some of these books as an answer. So if you’re looking for your next book or series to read, this list might offer some suggestions and ensure that you’ll have plenty of others to discuss such reading with.

I have read a few on this list, and I did just finish The Hobbit (which my husband has read 13 times!) and hope to move on to the rest of The Lord of the Rings. (I wasn’t allowed to read these as a child/teen, so am enjoying them now.) I might even read Twilight. Might.

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  • Johanna Hanson October 18, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Hmmm…I’ve only read the Bible and The Diary of Anne Frank on this list!
    I had not read the Hobbit or LOTR’s either but I reserved the Hobbit and am waiting for it from the library. I figured I really wanted to read with the movie coming out. I feel uneducated when people make so many references to LOTR’s and such and I have no idea what they are talking about. 😉

    • Keren October 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      I have seen the LOTR movies, but have not read them yet. I just finished The Hobbit. Hope you like it; I’m looking forward to seeing it even more now! When my husband and his brothers (and father-in-law) are together, they are always quoting the 10 or so movies they watched, so I understand the feeling! 🙂

  • Susanna October 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    13 times?! Wow! I’m about to start it for the first time. Daniel has read it twice. I did love reading The Lord of the Rings last year. Such a good read. I wasn’t allowed to read them growing up either. 😉

    • Keren October 24, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Yes, during Daniel’s junior high and high school years as a homeschooler in South Korea. His reading also included dictionaries, commentaries, and encyclopedias. I think they read whatever was in the house, and read the good stuff multiple times. 😉

      I’ve watched the LOTR before reading the Hobbit, so I feel like I did it in reverse order, too.

  • Sheila @ The Deliberate Reader October 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I’ve read the LOTR trilogy (listened to them actually; they were great as audio books) but I haven’t read the Hobbit. One of these days…

    Unless you are desperate to read them because they were so popular, I wouldn’t bother with Twilight. Or maybe just read the first one; you’ll have a good idea of the characters and setup of the series, without having to read the last three. I thought the first one was ok, but despised the final one. Now I wish I hadn’t bothered wasting my reading time on them.

    • Keren October 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      I’m planning to just read the first Twilight. I guess if I like it (or feel compelled to finish the series), I’ll go on. Thanks! 🙂

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