As I’ve explained in earlier pieces, I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites or books that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites or books, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

Today, I thought I’d share a list of the most popular fiction authors of all-time.

Wikipedia has an extensive list. You might find it interesting to see everybody they have listed, including the number of books sold and their genres. I thought I’d just list the top eleven here:

1. William Shakespeare

2. Agatha Christie

3. Barbara Cartland

4. Harold Robbins

5. Georges Simenon

6. Enid Blyton

7. Danielle Steel

8. Dr. Seuss

9. Gilbert Patten

10. Leo Tolstoy

11. J. K. Rowling