Wow, these Tuesdays are coming around awfully fast, aren't they? This week, the Boston Bibliophile has the following questions for the Thingers group:
What's the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? How many users have it?
I could have answered this without even looking at the official statistics. The most popular book in my library, by far, is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone – I share it with 37,355 other people. After that, the next two are The DaVinci Code (26,828) and The Hobbit (24,922).
Yes, I've read HP#1, and I thought it was pretty good (see my review). It didn't inspire me to continue on with the series, but if I had come to the books as a child I might have been hooked. I was reading Harry at about the same time I was reading Susan Cooper's Dark Is Rising series, and I found those books much more interesting – so I think that may have influenced me a bit. But, as I say, I'm looking at it from an adult's point of view.
And isn't it interesting that The DaVinci Code is right up there with the Harry Potter books? Ahead of The Hobbit. Even ahead of To Kill a Mockingbird. That must mean something, right?