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The Top Books of Australia: 1-25

I was browsing through the Angus & Robertson bookstore today which is like the Barnes & Noble of Australia and I found a handout that listed the Top 100 books bought in all the Angus & Robertson’s in Australia. I thought it would be interesting to list the top books bought here in order for Americans to see what Australians read. With no further ado, here are the Top 25 Books in Australia:

  1. Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling
  2. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  3. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  6. The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
  7. Memoirs of A Geisha – Arthur Golden
  8. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  9. Magician – Raymond E. Feist
  10. Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
  11. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
  12. The Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simons
  13. It – Stephen King
  14. The Lovely Bones – Alice Seabold
  15. April Fool’s Day – Bryce Courtenay
  16. Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin
  17. Eragon – Christopher Paolini
  18. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  19. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  20. The Bible
  21. Jessica – Bryce Courtenay
  22. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  23. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  25. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte’

It is also interesting to compare the Top 25 books Americans read to this list because not one book in the Amazon’s Top 25 is on the Top 25 list of what Australians read. My unbiased opinion is that Australians definitely have better taste then us Americans when it comes to books.

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