To commemorate the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show after 25 years, the Nielsen Company compiled a list of the top ten bestselling books from Oprah Winfrey‘s magical book club over the last ten years.
We’ve included the complete chart below–Eckhart Tolle topped the list, selling more than 3.3 million copies of A New Earth.
Here’s more from the release: “Oprah’s seal of approval, manifested in Oprah’s Book Club, translates to new editions, heightened attention and sales bumps (or jumps, as was sometimes the case). Oprah’s Book Club—with picks ranging from older classics to lesser known works to Pulitzer Prize-winners—became a coveted and exclusive fraternity founded in 1996, with branded special editions selling more than 22 million copies in the past ten years.”
Top 10 Bestselling Oprah’s Book Club Books in the Past 10 Years (US)
|RELEASE||TITLE||AUTHOR||OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB EDITION ISBN||UNIT SALES TO DATE|
|January 2005||A New Earth||Eckhart Tolle||9780452289963||3,370,000|
|September 2005||A Million Little Pieces||James Frey||9780307276902||2,695,500|
|January 2006||Night||Elie Wiesel||9780374500016||2,021,000|
|March 2007||The Road||Cormac McCarthy||9780307387899||1,385,000|
|January 2001||We Were the Mulvaneys||Joyce Carol Oates||9780452282827||1,348,000|
|June 2003||East of Eden||John Steinbeck||9780142004234||1,314,000|
|November 2007||The Pillars of the Earth||Ken Follett||9780451225245||1,109,000|
|October 2007||Love in the Time of Cholera||Gabriel García Márquez||9780307389732||817,000|
|March 2001||Icy Sparks||Gwyn Hyman Rubio||9780142000205||794,000|
|October 2008||The Story of Edgar Sawtelle||David Wroblewski||9780061768064||770,000|
Chart via The Nielsen Company