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Library Thing: How popular are your books?


Every now and then, I see bloggers who post their most "unique" books on LT (it turns out that I'm one of two people who have Capitol Reflections, by Jonathan Javitt, and one of two people who have Lucky Billy, by John Vernon). But what about those books that are most common? Recently, LT celebrated having more books catalogued than the Library of Congress. They then came up with a list of the 1000 books that are most commonly catalogued. I thought it would be fun to see what books in my library were on that list... it turns out that 287 of the 1,067 books in my library are on there. What about you and your library?

Comments

Serena said…
what an interesting idea. Seeing how many of your books are commonly catalogued!
Well - only about 60 books from my library are on the list. I've read a number of other titles but don't or never owned them. And lots of titles I thought about and then thought better of ...

Of course I have shelves and shelves of garden titles, cookbooks, art and design, WWI history, women's history, biography — few of which made the list.

A fun and interesting browse.
I always think the statistics on LT are so interesting! I have two books that are shared with only one other user, which I think is cool. Did you really go through the list of 1000 books line by line to compare???
Kristen M. said…
I think about 200 of the books we own are on there but I know if I added everything I had read as well it would be nearer to maybe 300.

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