Dan Brown tops Oxfam's 'most donated' books list for fourth consecutive year
Whether a sign of a good read; or a comment on the 'pulp' nature of some genres of fiction, the Oxfam second-hand book charts have remained in The Da Vinci Code author's favour for the past four years.
Dan Brown has topped Oxfam's 'most donated' list again, his fourth consecutive year. Having sold more than 80 million copies of The Da Vinci Code and had all four of his novels on the New York Times bestseller list in the same week, it's hardly surprising that Brown's hefty tomes are being donated to charity by readers keen to make some room on their shelves.
Another cult crime writer responsible to heavy-weight hardbacks, Stieg Larsson, is Oxfam's 'most sold' author for the second time in a row. Both the 'most donated' and 'most sold' lists are dominated by crime fiction, trilogies and fantasy, with JK Rowling the only female author listed in either of the Top Fives.
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