Monday, January 31, 2011

Best Sellers from the Past

I just set up a display in the library featuring Best Selling Books from years gone by. Many have happy connotations from past reading experiences, while others are giving me a nudge to finally get around to reading that title. Then there are the reads that fade away as soon as you close the covers--enjoyable but not so memorable.

There seem to be quite a variety of versons of the all-time best sellers. There's a big difference between international and USA lists. Does a series rate as a set? How much impact does the renown of the author give to boost sales?

Here are some that definitely make the cut...
The Bible, Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Gone with the Wind, and Shakespeare.

What's on your list?

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