USA Today top-selling books meme

From Alyce at At Home With Books.

So here’s the deal: bold what you’ve read, italicize what you own, star* books on your TBR list!

1 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
2 Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution – Robert C. Atkins
3 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
8 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
10 Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
11 The South Beach Diet – Arthur Agatston
12 Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom
13 Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
14 What to Expect When You’re Expecting – Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee Hathaway
15 The Purpose-Driven Life – Rick Warren
16 The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
17 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
18 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini*
19 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
20 The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
21 Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter
22 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
23 Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … And It’s All Small Stuff – Richard Carlson
24 The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd*
25 Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
26 Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
27 The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
28 The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
29 The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
30 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden*
31 A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
32 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss
33 The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
34 Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
35 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
36 Body-for-Life – Bill Phillips, Michael D’Orso
37 New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
38 Night – Elie Wiesel, translations by Marion Wiesel and Stella Rodway*
39 Chicken Soup for the Soul – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
40 The Greatest Generation – Tom Brokaw
41 Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
42 The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
43 Wicked – Gregory Maguire
44 Good to Great – Jim Collins
45 Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
46 Eragon – Christopher Paolini*
47 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
48 Your Best Life Now – Joel Osteen
49 In the Kitchen With Rosie – Rosie Daley
50 Simple Abundance – Sarah Ban Breathnach
51 A Child Called It – Dave Pelzer
52 A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
53 The Testament – John Grisham
54 Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
55 Deception Point – Dan Brown
56 The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
57 Marley & Me – John Grogan
58 Dr. Atkins’ New Carbohydrate Gram Counter – Robert C. Atkins
59 Life of Pi – Yann Martel*
60 The Brethren – John Grisham
61 The South Beach Diet Good Fats Good Carbs Guide – Arthur Agatston
62 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town – John Grisham
63 For One More Day – Mitch Albom
64 The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg*
65 The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
66 The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
67 What to Expect the First Year – Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway
68 Love You Forever – Robert Munsch, art by Sheila McGraw
69 Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
70 A Painted House – John Grisham
71 The Rainmaker – John Grisham
72 Skipping Christmas – John Grisham
73 Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
74 The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time – Mark Haddon*
75 Life Strategies – Phillip C. McGraw
76 Seabiscuit: An American Legend – Laura Hillenbrand
77 The Summons – John Grisham
78 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt
79 The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
80 The Runaway Jury – John Grisham
81 Goodnight Moon Board Book – Margaret Wise Brown, art by Clement Hurd
82 The Perfect Storm – Sebastian Junger
83 Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson
84 The Giver – Lois Lowry
85 Embraced by the Light – Betty J. Eadie
86 The Chamber – John Grisham
87 You: On A Diet – Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
88 The Prayer of Jabez – Bruce Wilkinson — I skimmed this
89 Holes – Louis Sachar
90 Digital Fortress – Dan Brown
91 The Shack – William P. Young*
92 The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
93 Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
94 A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini*
95 The Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukav
96 Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff
97 The Partner – John Grisham
98 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
99 Eldest: Inheritance, Book II – Christopher Paolini
100 The Broker – John Grisham
101 The Street Lawyer – John Grisham
102 A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 1: The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket
103 The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
104 Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
105 The King of Torts – John Grisham
106 The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
107 The Horse Whisperer – Nicholas Evans
108 Hannibal – Thomas Harris
109 The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama
110 Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
111 The Glass Castle: A Memoir – Jeannette Walls
112 My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
113 The Last Juror – John Grisham
114 The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
115 Left Behind – Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
116 America (The Book) – Jon Stewart and The Writers of The Daily Show
117 The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
118 John Adams – David McCullough
119 The Christmas Box – Richard Paul Evans
120 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares
121 Sugar Busters! – H. Leighton Steward, Sam S. Andrews, Morrison C. Bethea, Luis A. Balart
122 Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
123 The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
124 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life – Don Piper, Cecil Murphey
125 The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
126 1776 – David McCullough
127 The Bridges of Madison County – Robert James Waller
128 Where the Heart Is – Billie Letts
129 The Ultimate Weight Solution – Phillip C. McGraw
130 Protein Power – Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades
131 Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff
132 Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
133 Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
134 Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin*
135 You: The Owner’s Manual – Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
136 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List – Patricia Schultz
137 Self Matters – Phillip C. McGraw
138 She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb*
139 1984 – George Orwell
140 The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
141 The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
142 The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
143 The Zone – Barry Sears, Bill Lawren
144 The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve
145 The Lost World Michael Crichton
146 Atonement – Ian McEwan*
147 He’s Just Not That Into You – Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
148 Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury*
149 The World Is Flat – Thomas L. Friedman
150 Cross – James Patterson

So, I have read 33 books on the list of 150. How many have you read?


5 responses to “USA Today top-selling books meme

  1. How funny that we’ve both read 33 books on the list! I’ve never been able to make it through The Hobbit or LTOR, but I see that we have both read a lot of Grisham. I read more of his early books that aren’t on the list.

  2. Hello!

    I’m a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He’s the first best-selling author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:

    Have a nice day!


  3. 51. Though some I was forced to read because I was in a book club where the ladies sometimes picked not-so-great books.

    And since I have kids, I have read all those picture books and the two “What to Expect” books.

    Hmm. It’s funny the reaction I had when I recognized some of the titles I had read: flashes of joy when it was a good book, and flashes of disgust at the bad ones.

    I agree with Aart–I like Coelho, too. His THE DEVIL AND MISS PRYN (not on the list, I noticed) was an incredible, thought-provoking book.

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  5. Robert Martinson II

    28, but if only because I had read one of the Grisham books. If I had read all of those, I’d’ve read a lot more.

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