What’s the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? How many users have it?
I checked around, and discovered that you can find the most popular books at LibraryThing on this page: right in the middle of that page is a section called “Top Books”. These are books that are owned by the most people over at LT.
Of the books listed on that page, I actually own the following (the numbers in brackets are the number of people at LibraryThing who own a copy of the book):
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (37,389)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (34,750)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (33,277)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (32,642)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (32,343)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (32,108)
The Da Vinci Code (26,843)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (26,109)
The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again (24,939)
Pride and Prejudice (23,275)
To Kill a Mockingbird (20,520)
The Great Gatsby (18,776)
The Lord of the Rings (17,972)
Jane Eyre (16,841)
Angels & Demons (15,342)
Life of Pi (15,176)
The Fellowship of the Ring (14,160)
And out of the list of these books that I do own, I’ve read all of them except Life of Pi. For some reason, Life of Pi has been one of those books that I keep “meaning to get to”.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorceror’s Stone, but my copy is Philosopher’s Stone) is the most popular book, and it happens to be one of my favourite books. I’ve re-read it quite a few times, along with the rest of the books in the series. This “popular” list holds another one of my favourite books, Pride and Prejudice. It’s also a book that I re-read quite frequently. With Pride and Prejudice I find that I get something new out of it with every reading; the Harry Potter books, on the other hand, are just pure unadulterated FUN!
Mind you, my LibraryThing account currently has just a meager handful of books in it. The idea of entering all of my books into my account is rather daunting, so I don’t know how long it will take before I get all my books listed there.