Friday, April 22, 2011

Top Wish-Listed Books

This week Library Thing, the online subscription cataloging service, lists these titles as the books most often "wish-listed" by LT members:
  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  4. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  5. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  7. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  9. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  11. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  12. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  13. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  14. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  15. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  16. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  17. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  18. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  19. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  20. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  21. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  22. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  23. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  24. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  25. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
The titles in red are books I've read. Looks like I've done a little better here than I usually do with these lists - I've actually read eleven of the twenty-five. Not quite half, but getting there. I've got several of the others on my own "wish list." And there are a couple (Time Traveler's Wife; Life of Pi) that I've started and then abandoned. Well, maybe not abandoned - just moved them to the "on hold" list.


  1. A friend of mine read Ominvore's Dilemma for a class: he STILL talks about it months after the fact.

  2. Oh, this is a good list! I've read quite a few but there are others, like Water for Elephants, that I'd like to read, soon. Quite a few classics on this wishlist, too, which I've read but not since high school and need to reread.

  3. You've done better than me - I've only read 7 of the books.

  4. I've only read three. So, you're a goddess by my standards! ;-)

  5. I liked the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

  6. wow, I own a lot of those...and there are some great ones on that list.


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