The 13 Most Successful Secular Fiction Novels Never to Be Adapted Into a Feature Film

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | April 14, 2010 |

So, here you go: The 13 Most Successful (Secular) Novels Never to Be Adapted Into a Feature Film. Note that The Hobbit would top this list, but I left it off because the feature film is well into development.

13. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (11 million copies sold)

12. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (14 million copies sold) (Note: There has been a TV movie.)

11. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (15 million copies sold)

10. The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett (15 million copies) (A TV mini-series is in the works.)

9. The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey (15 million copies sold)

8. Shogun by James Clavell (15 million copies sold) (Note: A TV Mini-Series has been made out of it.)

7. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney (15 million copies sold)

6. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (16 million sold)

5. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (20 million copies sold)

4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (29 million copies sold)

3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (30 million copies sold)

2. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (45 million copies sold). (Note: A TV show, a TV special, and a Home Video have been created out of it.)

1. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (65 million copies sold)

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