Bestselling Authors Quiz

Can you name the authors who wrote these best-selling books and series?
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
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First submittedAugust 23, 2012
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Book or Series
Harry Potter series
J. K. Rowling
The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
The Shining
Stephen King
Twilight series
Stephenie Meyer
The Firm
John Grisham
Patriot Games
Tom Clancy
Bourne series
Robert Ludlum
Bridget Jones's Diary
Helen Fielding
The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown
Judy Blume
Goosebumps series
R. L. Stine
The World According to Garp
John Irving
Book or Series
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
Interview with the Vampire
Anne Rice
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
The Wedding
Nicholas Sparks
Hunger Games series
Suzanne Collins
Song of Ice & Fire series
George R.R. Martin
Chronicles of Narnia series
C. S. Lewis
Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton
James Bond series
Ian Fleming
Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
Poirot series
Agatha Christie
Level 25
Sep 25, 2012
I hate that I knew the Twilight answer, but thankfully I only knew it from Parks and Recreation
Level 27
Sep 26, 2012
No statistics? And the source?
Level ∞
Sep 28, 2012
These are not the best-selling authors of all time, they are just authors who have written "best-sellers"
Level 27
Oct 2, 2012
Level 19
Oct 9, 2014
What about Arthur Conan Doyle
Level 83
May 15, 2018
I thought for a moment that Jurassic Park was Conan Doyle, because in my mind I had for some reason read it as The Lost World.
Level 51
May 15, 2017
Why are there so few things from the early nineteen century and before? This quiz is too modern-centric.
Level 77
Feb 20, 2018
My guess is probably that (besides that we have better numbers on "bestsellers" in the 20th century to now than earlier) once you get into the 1800s and earlier your choices are either "authors who were best-sellers in their time but whom no one will have heard of today," which would make the quiz too hard, or "authors who have transcended 'best-selling' to become legendary," which would make the quiz too easy.
Level 88
Feb 15, 2024
no Tolkien?