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Overdrive’s Top 25 Most Downloaded Titles

Top 25 Project Gutenberg eBook Titles (US Edition)

Overdrive’s 25 most downloaded Gutenberg titles are:

1. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (25732)
2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (18298)
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (15090)
4. The Best American Humorous Short Stories (13854)
5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (12106)
6. Ulysses by James Joyce (11361)
7. How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict (11248)
8. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (11063)
9. The Art of War by Sunzi (10303)
10. Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (9228)
11. War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (8694)
12. The Bible, Old and New Testaments, King James Version (8626)
13. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (8367)
14. The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete by Leonardo da Vinci (8313)
15. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (8249)
16. The 2010 CIA World Factbook by United States. Central Intelligence Agency (8130)
17. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (8105)
18. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (7717)
19. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (7681)
20. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (7330)
21. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (7087)
22. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (7055)
23. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (6982)
24. Dracula by Bram Stoker (6927)
25. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (6859)

I am not surprised about number one. When early library websites were organized alphabetically and they looked at their page stats, “S” was always the most popular. Can you guess why?



Posted on: September 5, 2011, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. This looks pretty similar to Project Gutenberg’s own statistics. And that’s a good thing, I suppose.

  2. The bible at number 12, how long before it stops being the best selling book of all time