Okay, the first thing that struck me is, why the Koran is not on the list? I guess it’s because those numbers were not available – otherwise I would think it would be at least no. 2. I’ve also heard that the Ikea catalogue is the most read publication but I guess it’s disqualified because it’s not sold. And what about 50 Shades of Grey? Is it to new to be on the list or? According to this article from The Telegraph, it’s the best-selling book of all time – surpassing the last Harry Potter book with sales of 5.3 million copies! So it probably belongs on the list too.
But if we stick to the 10 actually on this list, how many have you read? I have read a measly 4: Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code and Gone with the Wind (the last only in a Danish translation). I have no intentions of reading Twilight (or 50 Shades for that matter), I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to reading the Bible (or the Koran) or anything by Mao – and I haven’t even heard of Think and Grow Rich but from the title alone, I would say it’s a must read!
I own The Diary of Anne Frank and I really want to read it – I haven’t read it yet because when I wanted to read it, my mother thought I was too young. And then I just never got around to it. I bought my copy at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and I actually hope to read it rather soon.