List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

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The list of top ten most famous books to get on the screen:

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books In The World 2016 Ranking

10. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

This 2009 science fiction book is the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy. As the series to the 2008 bestseller The Hunger Games, it continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, with 43.4 percent of readers reaching to the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is an American literary model, which conjures a vivid image of the decadence and excess of the Roaring Twenties. Despite it being a fairly short book, only 28.3 per cent of readers reaches the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

The erotic romance book by British author E. L. James is the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that follows the relationship between a university graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young businessman Christian Grey. Despite, or maybe because of, its explicitly erotic scenes, 25.9 percent of readers plough through until the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

7. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

A Wall Street Revolt is a non-fiction book by the American writer Michael Lewis, which examines the rise of high-frequency selling in the US equity market. Just over a fifth (21.7 percent) of readers persists to the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

6. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Women, Work and the Will to Lead is a 2013 book composed by Sheryl Sandberg, the chief managing officer of Facebook. According to the Hawking Index, 12.3 percent of readers gets to the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

5. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The 2011 most famous book by Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics Daniel Kahneman summarises decades of his academic research. A total of 6.8 percent of students reaches the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

4. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

British scientist Stephen Hawking and originally published in 1988, the book has sold more than 10 million copies in twenty years. Only 6.6 percent of readers reach the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

3. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

In 2005, it was included in Time publication in its list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923. Just 6.4 percent of readers finish the book, which is the set in a semi-satiric future version of North America.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

2. Capital by Thomas Piketty

The French Professor Thomas Piketty’s book focuses on wealth and income inequality in Europe and the US since the 18th century. It entered number one on The New York Times bestselling hardcover nonfiction list this year, yet just 2.4 percent of readers plough through until the end.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

1. Hard Choices by Hilary Clinton

It was a number one on the New York Times Best Seller List, but according to the Hawking Index, a theory promoted by Wisconsin mathematics professor Jordan Ellenberg which uses data from Kindles to single out which book are the most “unread”, just 1.9 percent of readers get to the end. Hilary Clinton’s biography ‘Hard Choices’ is about her tenure as U.S Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

List of Top Ten Most Famous Books in the World

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