Librarything's Top 1000 Books

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This is a list of the most frequently owned books on librarything as of January 2013.

There was a previous list from 2009, but it has changed slightly since then, and the list was never completed, so this is starting from scratch.

There are only 999 books on this list, as one of the top 10 books on the original list is a placeholder for a bug with the site.

2014 update is underway

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  1. 1.
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
    by J. K. Rowling

  2. 2.
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
    by J.K. Rowling

  3. 3.
    Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
    by J. K. Rowling

  4. 4.
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    by J.K. Rowling

  5. 5.
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    by J. K. Rowling

  6. 6.
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    by J.K. Rowling

  7. 7.
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
    by J.K. Rowling

  8. 8.
    by J R R Tolkien

  9. 9.
    The Da Vinci Code
    by Dan Brown

  10. 10.
    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  11. 11.
    Pride And Prejudice
    by Jane Austen

  12. 12.
    The Catcher in the Rye
    by J. D. Salinger

  13. 13.
    To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
    by Harper Lee

  14. 14.
    The Great Gatsby
    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  15. 15.
    Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
    by Stephenie Meyer

  16. 16.
    The Kite Runner
    by Khaled Hosseini

  17. 17.
    Jane Eyre
    by Charlotte Bronte

  18. 18.
    Animal Farm: Centennial Edition
    by George Orwell

  19. 19.
    The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition
    by J.R.R. Tolkien

  20. 20.
    The Hunger Games (Book 1)
    by Suzanne Collins

  21. 21.
    New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)
    by Stephenie Meyer

  22. 22.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  23. 23.
    Angels & Demons (Mass Market Paperback)
    by Dan Brown (Author)

  24. 24.
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    by Mark Haddon

  25. 25.
    Life of Pi
    by Yann Martel

  26. 26.
    Wuthering Heights
    by Emily Bronte

  27. 27.
    Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)
    by Stephenie Meyer

  28. 28.
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    by Audrey Niffenegger

  29. 30.
    Fahrenheit 451
    by Ray Bradbury

  30. 31.
    Lord of the Flies
    by William Golding

  31. 32.
    One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  32. 33.

  33. 34.
    The Odyssey

  34. 35.
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy)
    by Stieg Larsson

  35. 36.

  36. 37.
    Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)
    by Stephenie Meyer

  37. 38.
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    by Arthur Golden

  38. 39.
    Crime and Punishment (Signet Classics)
    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  39. 40.
    by Joseph Heller

  40. 42.
    The Lovely Bones
    by Alice Sebold

  41. 43.
    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    by Orson Scott Card

  42. 44.
    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
    by Suzanne Collins

  43. 46.
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    by Mark Twain

  44. 47.
    Anna Karenina

  45. 48.
    American Gods: A Novel
    by Neil Gaiman

  46. 49.
    Sense And Sensibility
    by Jane Austen

  47. 50.
    Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
    by John Steinbeck

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Created by athenalindia on Jan 02, 2011.


Books That Fell Off the List in the 2013 Update — 1 year ago

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Dry by Augusten Burroughs

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

Lucky by Alice Sebold

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy

Sula by Toni Morrison

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

Chaos by James Gleick

Native Son by Richard Wright

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

Books Added in the 2013 Update — 1 year ago

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Books That Fell Off The List in the 2012 Update — 2 years ago

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson

Faust – Goethe

Raise High the Roof Beam – J.D. Salinger

Generation X – Douglas Coupland

Barrel Fever – David Sedaris

Stitch ’n Bitch Handbook – Debbie Stoller

The Sandman: A Game of You – Neil Gaiman

The Blind Watchmaker – Richard Dawkins

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe

Microserfs – Douglas Coupland

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera

Short Stories – Ernest Hemingway

The Problem of Pain – C.S. Lewis

Sonnets – William Shakespeare

Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld

Bloody Bones – Laurell K. Hamilton

My Name is Red – Orhan Pamuk

The White Dragon – Anne McCaffrey

2010 – Arthur C. Clarke

A Scanner Darkly – Philip K. Dick

Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence

Books Added in the 2012 Update — 2 years ago

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Room by Emma Donoghue

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The Twits by Roald Dahl

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kemper

The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb

Special by Scott Westerfeld

Untitled — 3 years ago

A great assortment of books. Thank you for creating it.

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