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The Top 10 Best Selling Authors of the Decade [2022]


The top 10 best selling authors of the decade. I find this interesting, because some of them are, well, unexpected… at least by me. Have you listened to any of these authors’ audiobooks?


Top 10 best-selling authors of the decade:

1. JK Rowling – Author of the Harry Potter series. I’m sure nobody is surprised that Rowling tops the list of authors. As far as I can find, sales of the Harry Potter books topped 400 million last year! That is impressive…

2. Stephenie Meyer – Author of the Twilight series. This series is aimed at the teen/tween set, and the movies have certainly pushed those kids towards the books. While, in my experience, more girls than boys are interested, one of my sons did read Twilight before he saw the movie with his girlfriend.

3. Julia Donaldson – Author of various books for children. Admittedly, I had no idea who this was! When I visited her official web page, I immediately recognized her picture books. Several editions are available on audio, such as The Giants and The Joneses, The Dinosaur’s Diary, and The Gruffalo.

4. Terry Pratchett – Author of several Discworld novels, as well as other fiction. Yes, I will admit that I have not read any of Terry Pratchett’s work. However, I do plan to read Good Omens, the book that he co-wrote with Neil Gaiman! It’s on my list. Just don’t ask how long the list is, okay?

5. Jamie Oliver – Author of several delectable cookbooks. I have looked through quite a few of his cookbooks and I have his app on my iPod, but I didn’t expect him to show up on this list! With competition from Rachael Ray and Paula Deen, who would have thought he would out-sell them?

6. Dan Brown – Author of The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and more. As with JK Rowling, this surprises no one, I’m sure.

7. Enid Blyton – Author of many children’s books. Here’s another author that I did not recognize until a search. How could I not know the creator of the character Noddy? She wrote literally hundreds of books for children…

8. Bernard Cornwell – Author of historical novels. I am not a huge historical fiction reader, but I recognize Cornwell’s name as well as those of his books. In fact, I believe I had Heretic in my hand just recently…

9. Alexander McCall Smith – Author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. I know I’m in the minority, but I read the first book and gave up. These just weren’t for me…

10. William Shakespeare – Author of… okay, do I really need to explain? But, truly, isn’t it amazing that Shakespeare is one of the top ten best selling authors of the decade? Of course, we don’t know how many purchases were educational institutions…




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