Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years


Oct 30, 2008

Posted by SueTLC

USA Today is marking 15 years of their Best Selling Books List, and the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling hold seven of the top nine spots. With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone coming in at number one, two other books (Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, and The Da Vinci Code) outsold the remaining novels in the series. The fourth spot on the USA Today list seen here is held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Order of the Phoenix taking the fifth spot. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is ranked sixth, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at number seven, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at number eight and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at number nine.

The article also points out that J.K.Rowling, “whose 1998 debut, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, is No. 1 in all sales since 1993 and spent 31 weeks in the top spot, longer than any other book.”

11 Responses to Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years

Avatar Image says: Am I the first perhaps?Avatar Image says: What?!? Da Vinci Code outsold 6 HP books! Wow, I like Da Vinci Code buts its popcorn fiction, even non-HP fans would find this result a shock. Oh well, 7 out of nine places including number is still quite a feat!Avatar Image says: Thanks Lily for the link to the pictures, I saw a few that I hadn't seen yet!Avatar Image says: This is just so cool! Go HP :) though,i'm a bit shocked 'bout Da Vinci Code,but yeah 7 out of 9:Great! i wonder if it'd be 9/9 if there were 9 books =PAvatar Image says: How totally amazing! We Harry Potter fans know that it is such a huge & wonderful phenomenon, but when I see things like this, it still blows me away! Way to go, JKR!Avatar Image says: HP should be top 7, but I like DVC too. Maybe since it's been out longer.Avatar Image says: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: ewwwwwwww... Twilight's on there, too!Avatar Image says: Yay :) Of course, we all knew that it was something like this. I love Harry Potter so much! And honestly, the 7 Habits for teens is pretty good.Avatar Image says: I've read 29 of the 100, only 71 more to go. Of course it's easy when 7 of the top ten are Jo's books.Avatar Image says: I AM SO HHHHHHAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!DON'T GIVE A DAMN TO THE TOP 2 .......ALL 7 HP SUCCEED ITAvatar Image says: I'm NOT surprised at all to see all 7 Harry Potter books in the TOP 10!!! Yay HP!!!! JK Rowling is a beast!! Lol.

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