Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Top 100 Most Popular Books on LibraryThing

Since some of us in America may be busy or traveling this holiday week, I thought I would keep things simple for Tuesday Thingers. Think of this as "Popularity of Books on LT, Part Three".

Here is the Top 100 Most Popular Books on LibraryThing. Bold what you own, italicize what you've read. Star what you liked. Star multiple times what you loved!

I hope all the American participants have a great Fourth of July weekend!

1. Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J.K. Rowling (32,484)
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by J.K. Rowling (29,939)
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J.K. Rowling (28,728)
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by J.K. Rowling (27,926)
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by J.K. Rowling (27,643)
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J.K. Rowling (27,641)
7. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (23,266)
8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (21,325)
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J.K. Rowling (20,485)
10. 1984 by George Orwell (19,735) ****
11. Pride and Prejudice (Bantam Classics) by Jane Austen (19,583)

12. The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger (19,082)

13. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (17,586) *
14. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (16,210)
15. The lord of the rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (15,483)
16. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (14,566)
17. Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics) by Charlotte Bronte (14,449) *******
18. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (13,946)
19. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (13,272) ***
20. Animal Farm by George Orwell (13,091) **
21. Angels & demons by Dan Brown (13,089)
22. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (13,005)
23. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (12,777)
24. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (12,634) ***
25. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) by J.R.R. Tolkien (12,276)
26. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (12,147)
27. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (11,976)
28. The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Part 2) by J.R.R. Tolkien (11,512)
29. The Odyssey by Homer (11,483)
30. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (11,392)
31. Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut (11,360)
32. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (11,257) ****
33. The return of the king : being the third part of The lord of the rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (11,082)
34. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (10,979) ***
35. American Gods: A Novel by Neil Gaiman (10,823)
36. The chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis (10,603) **
37. The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams (10,537) 38. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (10,435) **
39. The lovely bones : a novel by Alice Sebold (10,125)
40. Ender's Game (Ender, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card (10,092)
41. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) by Philip Pullman (9,827)
42. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman (9,745) **
43. Dune by Frank Herbert (9,671)
44. Emma by Jane Austen (9,610) ******
45. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (9,598) ***
46. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classics) by Mark Twain (9,593)
47. Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club) by Leo Tolstoy (9,433) *****

48. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (9,413)
49. Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (9,343)
50. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (9,336)
51. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (9,274) ***
52. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien (9,246)
53. The Iliad by Homer (9,153)
54. The Stranger by Albert Camus (9,084)
55. Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen (9,080) ***
56. Great Expectations (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens (9,027) *******

57. The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel by Margaret Atwood (8,960) ******
58. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (8,904)
59. Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt (8,813)
60. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery - (8,764) ****
61. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (8,421) *****
62. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (8,417) ***

63. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (8,368)
64. The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition) by John Steinbeck (8,255) **
65. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (8,214)
66. The Name of the Rose: including Postscript to the Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (8,191) ***
67. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (8,169) **
68. Moby Dick by Herman Melville (8,129)
69. The complete works by William Shakespeare (8,096)
70. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (7,843)
71. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (7,834) *****
72. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (Perennial Classics) by Barbara Kingsolver (7,829)
73. Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare (7,808) ***
74. Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by John Steinbeck (7,807)***
75. A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens (7,793)
76. The Alchemist (Plus) by Paulo Coelho (7,710)
77. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (7,648)
78. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Oscar Wilde (7,598)
79. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by William Strunk (7,569) ***
80. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (7,557) ******

81. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2) by Philip Pullman (7,534)
82. Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan (7,530) *****
83. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (7,512)
84. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (7,436)
85. Dracula by Bram Stoker (7,238)
86. Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions) by Joseph Conrad (7,153)
87. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (7,055)
88. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (7,052)
89. The amber spyglass by Philip Pullman (7,043)
90. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics) by James Joyce (6,933)
91. The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel (Perennial Classics) by Milan Kundera (6,901)
92. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (6,899)
93. Neuromancer by William Gibson (6,890)
94. The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics) by Geoffrey Chaucer (6,868)
95. Persuasion (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen (6,862) ******

96. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (6,841)
97. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (6,794)
98. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (6,715) ***
99. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (6,708)
100. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (6,697) ***


Anonymous said...

That was an interesting TTer. Wordpress's autosave made it drag, though... and I had to go to LT to get the list because copy-n-paster wouldn't let me bold or italicize what you wrote. Now the LT links are messed up, and you get a 404 error when you click on them. Oh, how SO like my last few days this post was!

Despite it all, I did enjoy it :-D

Traci said...

Mine's up!

I had quite a bit more in bold and italics than I'd have thought. I wish, though, that I could've given negative stars. There were a few clunkers on the list.

Anonymous said...

It's always interesting to see what people think of the books I consider classics. We're all so different! Great topic thanks!

Mine is here:)

Laura said...

Here is my post for this week.

Anonymous said...

Mine's up!!!! Click my name!!

Anonymous said...

Here's Mine!

I was surprised to see I have a couple in my TBR pile. :)

S. Krishna said...

Here's mine!


Leesy said...

I did it. I may go back and edit to include TBRs and most hated, though!

jlshall said...

I cheated a bit (as usual!), but mine's up.

Passages to the Past said...

Mine is up at www.passagestothepast.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Mine's up!

I DID cheat and put a few ---'s on the ones I really disliked....

Anonymous said...

No, no, no! I wasn't saying it was a terribly hard time, or anything. Just observing how obnoxious wordpress was behaving over it. I really enjoyed the post, and I really enjoy reading everyone's lists to see if they have the same books as me.

It's very much worth any inconvenience Wordpress tried to make it! ;) And I thank you for posting TuesdayThingers! :D

Silverheron said...

Mine's up. I realized that there were more books I could have marked than I did as owning but they actually belong to my husband and I have only listed my own books on LT. Why Change now.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I changed the rules slightly ;)

See mine here

Icedream said...

Whew, I have mine up and all figured out, LOL. You can link to it here.

Lisa said...

Mine entry is here. I also wished for some negative stars!

Anonymous said...

Here's mine. I like this list, but I also wished for some negative stars! I even commented on my list ...

Anonymous said...

Mine is up here.

The Tome Traveller said...

Well, I did much better with that list than the last one! It's posted here

Cheryl Vanatti said...

I have an odd rating system, but it's up: HERE

Melissa said...

I own way more than I have read. I need to go back and comment a bit more when I have more time. Fun list!

Anonymous said...

Mine's Up.

Did better with this one than I usually do with these lists!

Ruth King said...

Mine is up.

I didn't expect to have so many of these. And of the ones I don't have, a significant number of them are on my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Here is mine! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Jules Jones said...

Wordpress version
LiveJournal version

There are a few I need to allocate some reading time to...

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Anonymous said...

Mine is up (technical difficulties).

Anonymous said...

I had major technical difficulties and finally gave up (although I liked the idea of a nice easy highlight-bold-star job today!). I see thekoolaidmom ran into the same trouble I did ...

and I p.s. that I didn't post on my blog ... we were away at a wedding the end of last week (see my post with a pic of the gorgeous bride and groom!). I brought my laptop to work during downtime (is there such a thing with 4 kids) in the hotel. Well, I left the power cord there when we checked out Saturday. As soon as I realized it, I called the hotel and asked them to FedEx it to me. I got it this morning - someone else's power cord! A few more phone calls and I gave up trying to track it down, and gave in to buying a VERY EXPENSIVE replacement from Dell. I'm working from the desktop now ... very spoiled by all our modern conveniences!

Kathy W said...

Marie I'm not sure if my message will show up since I accidently clicked on the wrong button. I have my list posted at
It was fun to see what books I owned in the top 100.

Anonymous said...

Here is mine. A little late. Busy day. Hopefully, I'll get to check some others out tomorrow.

J.C. Montgomery said...

First time participating. Yeah! This one was fun. However, I changed the format a little so it was easier to organize and read.

Hope that was okay.

Here is Mine

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

This is my first time but I hope to participate each week. Reading everyones results was very interesting!
Here's my list

John (@bookdreamer) said...

I have been technical and coloured coded everything! My list

Trixie said...

Here's my list. I was surprised by how many I had not read and by how many I couldn't really say I liked.
But there's a lot more books on the TBR list now.

Florinda said...

Hey, for once my response is up before Friday :-)! It's part two of this long, listy post; the first part is the EW "new classics" list meme, which I first saw here.