The most popular books

One of the interesting features of LibraryThing is all the statistics.

Currently there are slightly over 74,000 users with a total library of slightly over 5,248,000 books (1,200,000 unique). It might not be a good random sample. But the list of the top 25 most popular books is interesting. (The first 7 aren’t too surprising. #7 will drop to #8, likely next year, but I suspect there won’t be any other changes at the top for awhile.) I’ve read 19 of these. Incidentally, there is one book in the list that I hadn’t even heard of.  Curiously, it’s #19.

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (6,214)
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (5,877)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (5,715)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (5,517)
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (5,460)
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (5,394)
  7. The Da Vinci Code (4,812)
  8. 1984 (3,970)
  9. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again (3,856)
  10. The Catcher in the Rye (3,791)
  11. Pride and Prejudice (3,719)
  12. To Kill a Mockingbird (3,322)
  13. The Great Gatsby (3,181)
  14. Jane Eyre (2,741)
  15. Brave New World (2,684)
  16. Animal Farm (2,589)
  17. American Gods (2,533)
  18. Life of Pi (2,519)
  19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2,513)
  20. The Fellowship of the Ring (2,505)
  21. Angels & Demons (2,503)
  22. One Hundred Years of Solitude (2,475)
  23. Wuthering Heights (2,459)
  24. Catch-22 (2,450)
  25. The Chronicles of Narnia (2,400)