Thursday, July 5, 2007

Librarything's Top Books

And by top I mean most owned.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone (18,375)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (17,289)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (16,341)
Harry Potter and the goblet of fire (15,715)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (15,621)
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban (15,575)
The Da Vinci code (14,063)
The Hobbit (12,819)
1984 (12,045)
The catcher in the rye (11,832)
Pride and prejudice (11,481)
To kill a mockingbird (10,366)
The great Gatsby (9,972)
The lord of the rings (9,301)
Jane Eyre (8,652)
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (8,265)
Animal farm : a fairy story (8,091)
Brave new world (8,056)
Life of Pi : a novel (7,943)
Angels & demons (7,678)
Wuthering Heights (7,628)
The fellowship of the ring (7,576)
One hundred years of solitude (7,567)
Memoirs of a Geisha (7,499)
Catch-22 a novel (7,202)

What's interesting about all this is that many of them are the kinds of books that you are "strongly suggested" to read in school, be it grade or college. Some of the few that don't fall into that group are (were) part of the mainstream heavily publicized and advertised ilk.

What's missing? Oprah's Book Club entries I guess.

Maybe those are here, somewhere in the top 1000.

Don't forget to glance at the top 1000 author list as well...guess who's #1? SURPRISE! (not)
I will admit the author cloud is pretty neato, cept for the really big ones.

At least Stanislaw Lem is above Matt Groening.

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