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?
Good Morning Joy! I have the Harry Potter books. I was looking at the list and I have all of the top 15 books. I've read most of them except for the Jane Austin book.ReplyDelete
I've read and own most of the top 20 books, but I don't have them up on LT yet.ReplyDelete
I've read the Da Vinci Code, but I never got into the Harry Potter books.
We have the Harry Potter books and it never occurred to me to enter them in my LT library, so The Golden Compass is tops for me right now.ReplyDelete
It's been years since I read the Susan Cooper books, but my memory tells me they're better than the HP books! I have both The Da Vinci Code and The Hobbit as well.ReplyDelete
Da Vinci Code was pretty entertaining, though I personally prefer Angels and Demons.ReplyDelete
Great post Joy - I enjoyed the Da Vinci Code, but haven't read the Harry Potter books yet - I've got them, just haven't read them.ReplyDelete
Here's my Thinger!
hp is mine, tooReplyDelete
Perhaps it says something about the child in all of us?ReplyDelete
I love Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series, too! I grew up with them, and recently bought the set of them and re-read them. I found I still enjoyed them thoroughly, but I liked the Harry Potter books even more.ReplyDelete
HP #1 is my most popular book, too. And it didn't come as any kind of surprise to me, either!ReplyDelete