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3.98 avg rating — 261,459 ratings
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message 1: by Martin (new)

Martin Shelton 14 read with another 3 or 4 that I may have read. (Can't remember)


message 2: by Jean (last edited Mar 12, 2014 09:04PM) (new)

Jean Wetmore Read 12 (15 if you count each Lord of the Rings Book sepately 19 if you add in the rest of the Hitchhikers Guide) with several I want to read.


message 3: by Nick (new)

Nick Gonna have to finish all these reads by the end of my life time haha


message 4: by F. (new)

F. Swemson Where the heck is Atlas Shrugged?

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Теодора ♊️ Read 11


message 6: by Dallas (new)

Dallas Thompson how many chapters are in a book.


message 7: by Dorothy (new)

Dorothy  Looney currently reading number 15


message 8: by Eden (new)

Eden where is DON quixote, Three musketers, Alice in wonderland , les miserables...


message 9: by Loretta (new)

Loretta Lee Surprised to see I've read 31.


message 10: by Terri (last edited Jan 28, 2015 07:13PM) (new)

Terri Have read 29!


message 11: by Sandy (new)

Sandy 23


message 12: by Amit (new)

Amit Pandey cant beleive it 53


message 13: by Marleny (new)

Marleny I read 29. But a good many of them are children's books. :)


message 14: by Loretta (new)

Loretta Lee 25 for me.


message 15: by Saul (new)

Saul Escalona Read 22, want to read 4. This is a very interesting list. Numbers of books sold is a good thermometer to guide book readers.
Just to remind some of the commentators, this is "number of books sold in all time" according to sources of Wikipedia .
I feel that GOODREADS should sponsor its own List of Best Selling Books of All Time.


message 16: by Vance (new)

Vance 42, it seems that several books are missing from the list unless something drastic has occurred.


message 17: by Gregor (new)

Gregor I was looking for that list. TU


message 18: by Gabe (new)

Gabe There is a good list of classics with downloads available here http://www.readingandgames.com/popula...


message 19: by Lissa (new)

Lissa Where is The Bible? Is not that the #1 best selling book of all time?


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message 21: by Stover (new)

Stover 75 Read 11.
But Bible should be number one. Don Quixote should be top novel.


message 22: by Eli (new)

Eli I read only 26 of these but will continue! The Prophet is an amazing read,and has sold 20 million copies in 20 languages. Good reason for that.


message 23: by Ian Lyon (new)

Ian Lyon I couldn't agree with you more, considering the bible has sold 10x the amount of books as Don Quoti (500 Million) and just over 9x as many books the Works of Mao Zedong (Tse-Tung) which sold 800 milion or so. I think the list is a little flawed, although there are some awesome books in there, some which I have read more than once.


message 24: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jul 13, 2021 11:29AM) (new)

BookLovingLady 19 out of 100 (one more acutally, as I've read The Name of the Rose with Postscript but it isn't mentioned here; just The Name of the Rose).


message 25: by Ian Lyon (new)

Ian Lyon Sadly I have only read 14 of these, and offshoots thereof. For instance all of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, some other Charles Dicken's etc. I used to read 9 books a week, but now, maybe 1, but getting back into it. I love older reads, from times gone by, right now working on Earl Stanley Gardner, I have a nice bound book with Perry Mason stories in them. Next I think I will read Agatha Christie, I don't remember what I have read in the past, but I have read And then there were none a few times, which was, and still is a good read. I know the Alchemist was awesome, as was the Kite Runner, and The Time Keeper, to mention a few. These lists are really hard to make LOL.


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