What’s the greatest book of all time?
It obviously depends on what measure you’re using: Most influential? Most copies sold? Most popular? You might get different answers each time.
Given all that, the folks at Priceonomics decided to create their own Best Books Ever list by compiling data from the popular website Goodreads:
Rather than collect the rating for every single book, we chose to collect data on the ten most popular books by each of the 9,000 authors who appear on Goodreads’ Best Books Ever list — a list which is independent of user ratings and voted on by particularly active members. We ended up with a dataset of over 23,000 notable books.
What they found was that the Bible — specifically the ESV Study Bible — came in at #2. It was beaten by this masterpiece: