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    These are the 50 best-selling books of all time (on Amazon).

    Emily Temple

    April 23, 2021, 12:45pm

    Want to read what everyone else is reading? MarketWatch reports that in honor of World Book Day, Amazon has released a list of their 50 overall bestselling books in the U.S. (at least in the 27 years since their launch in 1994). Of course, not everyone buys their books on Amazon (may we suggest your local indie?), so this list can’t necessarily be scaled up with any accuracy. But it’s interesting nonetheless. So behold, Amazon’s top 50 best selling books of all time in the U.S., featuring all the books you’d expect and also a few you’ve (probably) never heard of!

    1. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

    2. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    3. E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

    4. Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

    5. Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

    6. Tom Rath, StrengthsFinder 2.0

    7. E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker

    8. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

    9. Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

    10. E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed

    11. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    12. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    13. Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train

    14. Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

    15. Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    16. George Orwell, 1984

    17. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    18. Kathryn Stockett, The Help

    19. Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

    20. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    21. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    22. Michelle Obama, Becoming

    23. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

    24. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    25. Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People

    26. Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

    27. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    28. Veronica Roth, Divergent

    29. Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

    30. Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    31. Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

    32. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

    33. Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

    34. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

    35. Mark Sullivan, Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

    36. Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t

    37. R. J. Palacio, Wonder

    38. Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

    39. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

    40. Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

    41. Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    42. Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

    43. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    44. Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

    45. George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    46. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

    47. Roger Priddy, First 100 Words

    48. William P. Young, The Shack

    49. Veronica Roth, Insurgent

    50. Lois Lowry, The Giver

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