Top 10 Bestselling Oprah’s Book Club Books

The Nielsen Company created a list of the bestselling Oprah's Book Club selections over the past ten years, now that Oprah Winfrey's show is coming to an end. Oprah had a huge influence on book sales. Books by Eckhart Tolle, James Frey and Elie Wiesel each sold over two million copies.

Rank Author Ttitle Release Unit Sales to Date
1 Eckhart Tolle A New Earth Jan-05 3,370,000
2 James Frey A Million Little Pieces Sep-05 2,695,500
3 Elie Wiesel Night Jan-06 2,021,000
4 Cormac McCarthy The Road Mar-07 1,385,000
5 Joyce Carol Oates We Were the Mulvaneys Jan-01 1,348,000
6 John Steinbeck East of Eden Jun-03 1,314,000
7 Ken Follett The Pillars of the Earth Nov-07 1,109,000
8 Gabriel García Márquez Love in the Time of Cholera Oct-07 817,000
9 Gwyn Hyman Rubio Icy Sparks Mar-01 794,000
10 David Wroblewski The Story of Edgar Sawtelle Oct-08 770,000

Source: The Nielsen Company/ BookScan
*Figures rounded to the nearest hundred. Does not include sales from Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club.


You can find a list of Oprah's book picks over the years here on readersread.com.

Posted on May 20, 2011

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