Tuesday Thingers -PopBooks on LT, p3

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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) (partial read) ****
  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) (I think I read this one in Honors reading, but that’s been 15 years ago.  I need to reread it, to be sure!)
  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) (vaguely remember from Honors Reading.  Another to be reread.)
  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) (Is this the entire 7 book series? or just Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe?  I’ve read about 3 or 4 of them.) *****
  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) (getting there… It’s next on the Jane-a-thon.)
  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) (Honors Reading, again… need to reread)
  48. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (9,413)
  49. Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (9,343) ************* top 5 list!
  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 saintexupryantoinede – 75k - (8,764)
  61. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (8,421) ( I guess this answers the previous question…)******
  62. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (8,417) (partial read)
  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) ******************  Top 10 favorites of all time.  It’s one I’ve enjoyed sharing with my daughters, too)
  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) (seriously, now… Has ANYONE read the COMPLETE WORKS of William Shakespeare?  Of the many I’ve read, I love him… I have yet to encounter one I don’t like… maybe Julius Ceasar… he was a “salad dressing dude”.)
  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) (I think I have it… I’d have to look… I seem to remember buying it recently… maybe not… I buy so many.)
  73. Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare (7,808) (Liked it, but not as much as the Scottish Play, witch is my favorite Wills Tragedy)
  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) (In both English and the original Spanish)
  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) ***** How can you not like it unless you’re brain dead?
  95. Persuasion (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen (6,862) (Two books down the Jane-a-thon)
  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) Patial read… for a laugh riot on my failing flailing of The Prince, and to see how much Machiavelli looks like Barry Manilow click here: thekoolaidmom’s 50 book challenge.

MY FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!

Borders Gift Card

 $20 GIFT CARD FOR BORDERS

 Welcome to my FIRST EVER BLOG GIVEAWAY!!!

This is my first blog giveaway, and I’m excited to be doing it!  I want to say thanks to everyone who reads and comments on my blog, and to share the love I went to Waldenbooks today and got a $20 Gift Card.  The one I’ve got has the Lorax on it and he says “I speak for the trees”.   They didn’t have a picture of it at the BordersOnline store… bummer.  But anyway, I want to GIVE a lucky reader FREE BOOK MONEY!!

 LoraxThe Lorax speaks for the treesSo, to the rules: 

    1.  Leave a comment on this post as your official entry.  If you don’t leave a comment here, then I won’t know you’ve entered.

    2.  You will get an extra entry per comment anywhere else on my blog.  Remember to comment here first, though!

    3.  Post a link to the contest on your blog and get 5 extra entries.  Make sure to let me know you’ve posted the link so I can credit you.

4.  Open to anyone, anywhere, so long as you have a way to get mail.  I will mail the card to the winner, so you have to be able to get it. :-D

5.  All entries must be received by July 31st.  I will draw the winning name August 1st and post it. 

6.  If I have a large enough response for this, I will choose a second or third winner and award $10 and $5 gift cards accordingly.

 

You could be a winner!

UPDATE: The contest has ended and the winners have been posted… Check them out!

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