Monday, August 23, 2010


Even with the innovation of technology, reading books has never been old to everyone. It is loved ever since man was able to create and decipher symbols. Reading is always been the accompanying vessel to gain knowledge and new things. Scholars and learned men if not with their studies rely mostly on books. Today, books go with the technology. Reference books are updated yearly to ensure everyone that the information does not run out of time.

Many of us want to know what are the best-selling books of all time. The following 10 best-selling books is based on the beginning of the time books are popularized up to the present time:

1. The Bible (all versions combined) - was first published 300 B.C.- 95 A.D. and sold approximately from 2.5 billion - 6 billion.

2. The Qur'an (Koran) - published around 610 - 632 A.D. with approximately 800 million sales.

3. Quotations from Chairman Mao (The Red Little Book) Quotations from Mao Zedong; collected by the PLA Daily of the People's Liberation Army and signed by Lin Bao. It was published on 1964 and sold 800 million - 900 million copies.

4. Xinhua Xiadian (Xinhua Dictionary) - compiled and edited by Wei Jiangong. It was published on 1957 and sold 400 million copies.

5. Chairman Mao's Poems - written and collected by Mao Zedong on 1966 and sold around 400 million copies worldwide.

6. Selected Articles of Mao Zedong - another book from Mao Zedong which sold 252.5 million copies. It was published on 1966.

7. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dicken's most popular book published on 1859 with 200 million copies sold.

8.The Lord of the Rings - before Frodo completed his journey and earned box office popularity in cinemas, it was first a book written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published on 1954-1955. It sold over 150 million copies worldwide. 

9. The Book of Mormons - published on 1830 and sold 150 million copies.

10. What does the Bible Really Teach? - the book of the Jehova's Witnesses, published on 2005 and sold 130 million.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bestseller Young Adult Books

Best Seller Young Adults are those book which have been found to appeal to a large section of young adults. Young adult Books or Literature is targeted for the age group between 12 to 18. The young adult books are written, published and marketed for the young teens. Young Adult Books have a blurred boundary between children literature and adults' literature. The bestsellers like Harry Potter Series and The Lord of the Rings are two instances of Young adult books.

The themes of Young Adult Books are selected to interest the young readers. The Young Adult Books mostly have the protagonist whose age between 12 to 18 as is the age of Harry Potter, the hero of the Harry Potter series. The issues we frequently encounter in the young adults books are those dealing with adolescence, emotional needs, psychological fluctuations and maturation into adults. Sometimes these kind of young adult books are termed as problem novels because these novels concentrate on the growth of a child's sensibility and the teens various kinds of adjustments in the society.

Bestseller Young Adult Books

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Maximum Ride by James Patterson
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Friday, April 16, 2010

Top 10 Bestsellers 2010

Reading any book is a great way to relax, and leave the ordinary world behind, there is something magical about a bestseller. In order to fascinate so many people, a book has to be really well written - characters have to be vividly portrayed, their adventures and misadventures have to be believable - and engrossing. The protagonist has to engage the reader - otherwise nobody would care what happens to him. So any book that becomes a bestseller is likely to have done lots of things right.
You will find here latest books by the masters of the craft - like Dan Brown or Stephen King, or Jeff Kinney
, Julia Childs and her 2 volume French Cooking, but also newcomers Sarah Palin with her book Going Rogue, political comentator Glenn Beck's Arguing with Idiots, or Greg Mortensen's Stones into Schools - about promoting peace in Afghanistan - with books, not arms.

Best Selling Books 1-5

Bestsellers 6-10


Monday, March 8, 2010

USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books: The top 100 for 2009

1New MoonStephenie MeyerYoung adult: Second in Twilight vampire love saga; movie (F)
2EclipseStephenie MeyerYoung adult: Third in Twilight vampire saga (F)
3TwilightStephenie MeyerYoung adult: First in love saga: Isabella falls for a vampire; movie (F)
4Breaking DawnStephenie MeyerYoung adult: Fourth in Twilight vampire series (F)
5The Lost SymbolDan BrownHarvard professor Robert Langdon unravels the mysterious brotherhood of the Masons (F)
6The ShackWilliam P. YoungMan reconnects with God after death of child (F)
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last StrawJeff KinneyChildren: Greg tries to toughen up to avoid military school; third in series (F)
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysJeff KinneyChildren Greg’s summer plans include video games and no responsibility (F)
9Act Like a Lady, Think Like a ManSteve HarveySubtitle: "What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment" (NF)
10Going Rogue: An American LifeSarah PalinMemoir from the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate (NF)
11Glenn Beck’s Common SenseGlenn BeckSubtitle: "The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine" (NF)
12My Sister’s KeeperJodi PicoultTeen helps cure her sister’s leukemia; movie (F)
13The AssociateJohn GrishamAn associate at the world’s largest law firm is forced to hide a secret (F)
14The Time Traveler’s WifeAudrey NiffeneggerStory of a couple who cope with husband’s "time-traveling" disorder; movie (F)
15Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative ManifestoMark R. LevinTalk radio host presents manifesto for the conservative movement (NF)
16Three Cups of TeaGreg Mortenson, David Oliver RelinSubtitle: "One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time" (NF)
17Outliers: The Story of SuccessMalcolm GladwellWhy some people succeed and others don’t (NF)
18Diary of a Wimpy KidJeff KinneyYoung adult: Diary from a middle-schooler, Greg Heffley (F)
19The HostStephenie MeyerLove triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her (F)
20The HelpKathryn StockettA young white woman tells the story of black maids in 1960s Mississippi (F)
21The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann Shaffer, Annie BarrowsPost-World War II epistolary novel set on English island (F)
22Have a Little FaithMitch AlbomThe author rediscovers his faith during conversations with his dying rabbi (NF)
23Where the Wild Things AreMaurice SendakMax’s adventures in wild dream lands make him appreciate home; movie (F)
24Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesJeff KinneyYoung adult: Greg Heffley’s older brother knows secret; sequel (F)
25Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last OlympianRick RiordanChildren: Percy Jackson attempts to stop the Lord of Time (F)
26The Love DareStephen Kendrick, Alex KendrickGuided devotional for strengthening marital intimacy; movie (NF)
27Angels & DemonsDan BrownVendetta launched against Catholic Church; movie (F)
28The Girl With the Dragon TattooStieg LarssonJournalist is hired to investigate the disappearance of an heir to a wealthy family (F)
29Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival GuideDavid Zinczenko, Matt GouldingShopping guide for "The No-Diet Weight-Loss Solution" (NF)
30Arguing With IdiotsGlenn BeckSubtitle: "How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government" (NF)
31The Last SongNicholas SparksThe story of a teenage girl distraught over her parents’ divorce (F)
32Dead Until DarkCharlaine HarrisFirst in series about a waitress in love with a vampire (F)
33I, Alex CrossJames PattersonDetective Alex Cross tracks down a murdered relative’s killer (F)
34Under the DomeStephen KingAn invisible dome forms around a small town in Maine, trapping quarreling residents (F)
35MarkedP.C. Cast, Kristin CastYoung adult: Vampire-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny (F)
36Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning ThiefRick RiordanChildren: Percy goes to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon (F)
37The Last LectureRandy Pausch, Jeffrey ZaslowLate professor Randy Pausch’s inspirational "last lecture" (NF)
38Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsJ.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPréYoung adult: Harry confronts Voldemort in conclusion to the series (F)
39From Dead to WorseCharlaine HarrisLouisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse’s boyfriend vanishes in vampire series (F)
40The Lovely BonesAlice SeboldMurdered girl peers down from heaven to narrate this story; movie (F)
41Push (Precious)SapphireFirst novel, told in the voice of a damaged teenager pregnant with her second child; movie (F)
42True CompassEdward M. KennedyA memoir by the late Massachusetts senator (NF)
43HuntedP.C. Cast, Kristin CastYoung adult: Zoey must deal with Neferet; fifth in House of Night series (F)
44Vision in WhiteNora RobertsSparks fly when a wedding photographer meets the bride-to-be’s brother at the rehearsal (F)
45What to Expect When You’re ExpectingHeidi Murkoff, Sharon MazelNew cover-to-cover revision of the popular pregnancy book (NF)
46WatchmenAlan Moore, Dave GibbonsSuperheroes reunite to save the world; movie (F)
47Eat This, Not That!David Zinczenko, Matt GouldingBilled as the no diet weight-loss solution (NF)
48Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesJane Austen, Seth Grahame-SmithThe classic romance is updated with a zombie twist (F)
49BetrayedP.C. Cast, Kristin CastYoung adult: Second in series about fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird (F)
50Dead and GoneCharlaine HarrisWhen a were-panther is found murdered, Sookie decides to find the killer; ninth in the series (F)
51Living Dead in DallasCharlaine HarrisA cocktail waitress is in love with a vampire; second in series (F)
52The ReaderBernhard SchlinkYoung man’s first lover is on trial for her part in WWII crimes; Oprah’s Book Club; movie (F)
53TemptedP.C. Cast, Kristin CastYoung adult: Fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird fights dark forces; sixth in series (F)
54ChosenP.C. Cast, Kristin CastYoung adult: Fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird fights dark forces; third in series (F)
55UntamedP.C. Cast, Kristin CastYoung adult: Fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird fights dark forces; fourth in series (F)
56Olive KitteridgeElizabeth StroutA novel in stories about a crusty retired Maine schoolteacher; Pulitzer (F)
57Sundays at Tiffany’sJames Patterson, Gabrielle CharbonnetLonely woman falls for a man only she can see (F)
58Finger Lickin’ FifteenJanet EvanovichBounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues the killer of a celebrity chef (F)
59Handle With Care: A NovelJodi PicoultA couple deal with a young daughter who has severe medical problems (F)
60The RoadCormac McCarthyFather and son walk alone through burned America; Pulitzer; Oprah’s Book Club; movie (F)
61StrengthsFinder 2.0Tom RathLifetime strategies for using your talents (NF)
62Bed of RosesNora RobertsFlorist Emma Grant finds success in business and in love; second in series (F)
63Cross CountryJames PattersonDetective Alex Cross tracks an underworld warlord, the Tiger, from D.C. to Nigeria (F)
64Club DeadCharlaine HarrisTrouble is brewing at Club Dead, where the vampire elite go to chill (F)
65Firefly LaneKristin HannahThe story of friendship between women who take different paths in life (F)
66South of BroadPat ConroyNovel follows a group of Charleston, S.C., friends over 20 years (F)
67Ford County: StoriesJohn GrishamCollection of short stories from the king of the legal thriller (F)
68The AppealJohn GrishamCompany tries to reverse verdict after being found guilty of dumping toxic waste (F)
69I Hope They Serve Beer in HellTucker MaxCollection of stories revolving around a self-proclaimed womanizer (NF)
70The Twilight SagaStephenie MeyerYoung adult: Box set of novels Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (F)
71Night World: Volume OneL.J. SmithContains the stories Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness and Spellbinder; first in series (F)
72Sarah’s KeyTatiana de RosnayA French journalist finds herself related to a young girl who was part of the 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup (F)
73Dead to the WorldCharlaine HarrisFourth in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire (F)
74Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking DangerouslyJulie PowellMemoir: Powell cooks all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year; movie (NF)
75EvermoreAlyson NoelYoung adult: The story of Ever, 16, who has paranormal abilities (F)
76Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4: The Battle of the LabyrinthRick RiordanChildren: Fourth in series starring Percy Jackson who sets out on a quest through a Labyrinth (F)
77The Art of Racing in the Rain: A NovelGarth SteinA novel that reflects on what it is to be human, told from the family dog’s point of view (F)
78ScarpettaPatricia CornwellMedical examiner Kay Scarpetta travels to New York City to interview a possible witness to murder (F)
79Guinness World Records 2010Guinness World RecordsRecord-holding figures and feats from around the world (NF)
8090 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and LifeDon Piper, Cecil MurpheyPiper, who was pronounced dead for 90 minutes after a car accident, writes about going to heaven, coming back to life, and his recovery (NF)
81The Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2009 EditionAllan BorushekNutritional counts for 11,000 food listings (NF)
82The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The StruggleL.J. SmithYoung adult: contains the first two volumes of The Vampire Diaries (F)
83The AlchemistPaulo CoelhoShepherd boy searches for buried treasure (F)
84Dead As a DoornailCharlaine HarrisShapeshifters encounter danger (F)
85Dreams From My FatherBarack ObamaMemoir: Obama’s search for meaning as a black American (NF)
86Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of MonstersRick RiordanChildren: Camp Half-Blood’s borders are poisoned, threatening the only safe haven for demigods (F)
87The SecretRhonda ByrnePromises to be life-transforming for all who experience it (NF)
88The Blind Side: Evolution of a GameMichael LewisTells how a man moves from poverty to the NFL; movie (NF)
89Definitely DeadCharlaine HarrisSixth in the Southern Vampire series (F)
90New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie CompanionMark Cotta VazGuide to movie adaptation of New Moon, second in the Twilight series (NF)
91Run for Your LifeJames Patterson, Michael LedwidgeMichael Bennett tracks down a killer targeting New York’s arrogant elite (F)
92Dear JohnNicholas SparksLove, duty in the aftermath of September 11; movie (F)
93To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee1960 coming-of-age classic about racism; Pulitzer; movie (F)
94Suze Orman’s 2009 Action PlanSuze OrmanSubtitle: Keeping Your Money Safe and Sound (NF)
95Eat, Pray, LoveElizabeth GilbertMemoir; Subtitle: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia; movie (NF)
96BlinkMalcolm GladwellSubtitle: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (NF)
97Revolutionary RoadRichard YatesA young couple live a bleak version of the American dream in 1950s Connecticut; movie (F)
98A Bold Fresh Piece of HumanityBill O’ReillyMemoir: Journalist looks back on his childhood influences (NF)
99All Together DeadCharlaine HarrisCocktail waitress Sookie must choose sides in otherworld struggle between shapeshifters and vampires (F)
100City of BonesCassandra ClareYoung adult: First installment of Mortal Instruments trilogy (F)