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.
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12 Responses

  1. “Little Women” certainly is amazing. Alcott is one of my fav authors 🙂

  2. I have read the complete works of Shakespeare, actually. I took every course on his work that I could in college. I didn’t love all of it, but what I did love (King Lear and Henry V are two of my favorites) made up for some of the less lovable (Troilus and Cressida comes to mind).

  3. sorry this question was so much work for you! i really just wanted to do something easy. my apologies!

  4. After reading the posts so far, we can see who stands out…lol! I haven’t read but a couple. 😦

  5. I have never read the complete works of Shakespeare. I need to fix that.

    http://web.mac.com/bluestocking_bb

  6. You read Don Quixote in the original spanish?? That’s impressive. I saw the play performed in spanish, but that’s not nearly as cool. =)

  7. You’re the only one I know who loves Great Expectations. Not saying you shouldn’t, I just don’t know anyone else who had fond feelings for it!
    But as for Shakespeare….my sister has read the complete works. Many times. She read and reread all of Shakespeare by the time she was about 15, and I suspect she has multiple copies of the complete works now too.
    I’m with you on that, though; most of us have a few plays we love, a few more we had to read for school or because we were going to see them at the theater, and a bunch more we’ve never gotten to (I could have done without A Winter’s Tale, myself, but love As You Like It and King Lear).

  8. You might want to stop by my blog today… 🙂

  9. So true about Chaucer! He’s a riot at times and manages to say so much about medieval culture. =)

  10. I have coloured coded as well My list

  11. Great list! So many still to read. Love In The Time of Cholera is one of my all time favorites. I read it a few years ago.

  12. I rejected Harry Potter early on, but finally have given in and will try to reread them now that so much of the hype has worn down. I’ll have to take a gander at your comments.

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