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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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