Cumulative Best-Selling Novels by 1965

1. Peyton Place, by Grace Metaliuous, 1956 (9,919,785 copies sold)
2. In His Steps, by Charles Monroe Sheldon, 1897 (est. 8,000,000)
3. God's Little Acre, by Erskine Caldwell, 1933 (8,061,812)
4. Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, 1937 (6,978,211)
5. The Carpetbaggers, by Harold Robbins, 1961 (5,563,841)
6. Exodus, by Leon Uris, 1958 (5,473,710
7. I, the Jury, by Mickey Spillane, 1947 (5,390,105)
8. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, 1960 (5,363,909)
9. The Big Kill, by Mickey Spillane, 1951 (5,089,472)
10. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank. Baum, 1900 (est. 5,000,000)