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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

I love book lists: Most Purchased Books and series of all Time

Found at The Boookie Bunch. Laura came across this list and found it interesting. She wants to know: what are your thoughts on these lists? What books of these have you read? =)

I don't know where she found it but thought I'd mark the ones I've read or are in my home. As for the series...I may not have read the whole series but if I've read at least one I'll mark it too. Dang, I'm on safari and there is no color so for now...I'll strike out the ones I do NOT own/read.

The Little Red Book (Mao Zedong)
The Qur'an
Xinhua Dictinary
Chairman Mao's Poems
Selected Articles of Mae Zedong

A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship (Robert Baden-Powell)
The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
Book of Mormon
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life (Jehovah's Witnesses book)
On the Three Representation (Jian Zemin)

And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
The Hobbit ( J. R. R. Tolkien)
Dream of the Red Chamber (Cao Xueqin)
She (H. Rider Haggard)

The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning (Johanna Spyri)
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (Dr. Benjamin Spock)

Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery)
Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Hite Report (Shere Hite)

Charlotte's Web (E. B. White)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
A Message to Garcia (Elbert Hubbard)
Roget's Thesaurus
Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
How the Steel Was Tempered (Nikolai Ostrovsky)
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
You Can Heal Your Life (Louise Hay)
Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)

The Diary of Anne Frank
In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? (Charles M. Sheldon)
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Valley of the Dolls (Jacqueline Susann)
Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
The Purpose Driven Life (Rick Warren)

The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
The Late, Great Planet Earth (Hal Lindsey)
Betty Crocker Cookbook
Who Moved My Cheese? (Spencer Johnson)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
1984 (George Orwell)
The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
Shin Meikai kokugo jiten (Jiang Rong)
Wolf Totem (Jiang Rong)
English Grammar
The Happy Hooker (Xaviera Hollander)

Jaws (Peter Benchley)
Love You Forever (Robert Munsch)
Sophie's World (Jostein Gaarder)
The Women's Room (Marilyn French)

Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Fear of Flying (Erica Jong)
The Joy of Cooking
Eigo Kihon Tangoshi (Yoshio Akao)

Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
Guess How Much I Love You (Sam McBratne)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
Shogun (James Clavell)
Siken Ni Deru Eitango (Ichiro Mori)

The Poky Little Puppy (Janette Sebring Lowrey)
The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
How To Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
Perfume (Patrick Süskind)
What to Expect When You're Expecting (Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Murkoff)

The Horse Whisperer (Nicholas Evans)
The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
God's Little Acre (Erskine Caldwell)
Follow Your Heart (Susanna Tamaro)

The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Shin Eiwa Chu Jiten (Shigeru Takebayashi)
Peyton Place (Grace Metalious)

Dune (Frank Herbert)
The Plague (Albert Camus)
No Longer Human (Osamu Dazai)
The Naked Ape (Desmond Morris)

The Bridges f Madison County (Robert James Walker)
Obunsa Kogo Jiten (Akira Matsumura)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Kojien (Izuru Shinmura)

The Prophet (Khalil Gibran)
The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Sanseido Kokugo Jiten (Kenbo Hidetoshi)
Eye of the Needle (Stephen Hawking)

The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
Wild Swans (Jung Chang)
Santa Evita (Tomás Eloy Martínez)
Katei Ni Okeru Jissaiteki Kango No Hiketsi (Takichi Tsukunda)

Night (Elie Wiesel)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
Yu Dan's gain for the Analects (Yu Dan)
The Total Woman (Marabel Morgan)
Knowledge-value Revolution (Taichi Sakaiya)
Mein Kampf (Adolf Hitler)
The Communist Manifesto
Problems in china's Socialist Economy (Xue Muqiao)
What color is Your Parachute? (Rihcard Melso Bolles)
Män son hatar kvinnor (Stieg Larsson)

Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
Selected Works of Mao Zedong
The New Park Street Pulpit and The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Penny Sermons (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

Goosebumps (R. L. Stine)
Berenstain Bears (Stan and Jan Berenstain)
Choose Your Own Adventure
Sweet Vallen High (Francine Pascal)
Noddy (Enid Blyton)

Nancy Drew
The Baby-sitters Club (Ann Martin)
Star Wars

Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)
Chicken Soup for the Soul
The McGuffey Readers (William Holmes McGuffey)
Frank Merriwell (Gilbert Patten)
Dirk Pitt (Clive Cussler)
Musashi (Eiji Yoshikawa)

American Girl
The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)
Clifford the Big Red Dog (Norman Bridwell)
James Bond (Ian Fleming)
Mr. Men (Roger and Adam Hargreaves)
Guinness World Records
American Spelling Book (Webster's Dictionary)
The Railway Series (spawned Thomas the Tank Engine. Rev. W. Awdry and Christopher Awdry)

Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
Miffy (Dick Bruna)
World Almanac

Fear Street (R. L. Stine)
Sic-Star Astrology Tells Your Fortune (Kazuko Hosoki)
OSS 117 (Jean Bruce)

Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
Left Behind (Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Daniel Handler)
Arch Books
Discworld (Terry Pratchett)
Magic Tree House series (Mary Pope Osbrone)
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (John Gray)

The Hardy Boys
The Bobbsey Twins
Anpanman (Takashi Yanase)

Tarzan (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
Where's Waldo? (Martin Handford)
A Child's First Library of Learning
Junie B. Jones (Barbara Park)

The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan)
Mathematics Reference Book (Hong Sung-dae)
Dekiru Series
Railway Guerrillas (Liu Zhixia)

Paddington Bear (Michael Bonf)
Tokugawa Ieyasu (Sohachi Yamoaka)
The Michelin Guide France
Nontan (Sachiko Kiyono)

Curious George (Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey)
Guin Saga (Kaoru Kurimoto)
Captain Underpants (Dav pilkey)
Mike-neko Holmes Series (Jiro Akagawa)
Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki Sharon Lechter)
Cho-Zukai series
Kurt Wallander (Henning Mankell)
Onihei Hankacho (Shotaro Ikenami)
Jiyu Jizai

Brain Quest Series
Kaiketsu Zorori (Yutaka Hara)
South Beach Diet
Millennium Trilogy (Stieg Larsson)
Ryoma ga Yuku (Ryotaro Shiba)
Zukkoke Sanningumi (Masamoto Masu)

Shannara (Terry Brooks)
Maisy (Lucy Cousins)
Genma Taisen (Kazumasa Hirai)
The Gate of Youth (Hiroyuki Itsuki)
The Foundation Trilogy (Isaac Asimov)
Horrible Histories (Terry Deary)
Kagaku no album
Super Mapple
Kenkaku Shobai (Shotaro Ikenami)
Erast Fandorin (Boris Akunin)

Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
Chart Shiki
Vampire Hunter D (Hideyuki Kikuchi)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Riftwar Cycle (Raymond E. Feist)
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (Alexander McCall Smith)
Bokura series (Osamu Soda)

His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Yoshiki Tanaka)
Rainbow Fish (Marcus Pfister)
Inheritance Cycle (Christoper Paolini)

That's quite an interesting list, such a wide range of genres, wonder where Laura found it. It would have been easier to change the list around but this is the order I found it in so I left it. I must say that there was one series I didn't claim since I never finished the first book and one I wish I wasn't claiming since I...can't say I hated it...just finished to finish and didn't CARE to read the rest of the series to find out what happened to *cough*Bella*cough*. I did mention "in my house" simply because I haven't read it yet but have purchased it. It is possible it it my husband's book and you would think, our children but I'm the one that read Goosebumps ;-)

What are your thoughts? Head on over to Laura's and let her know.

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