Zeitgeist Books

Top 25 books by rating

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlocked (4.96), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (4.9), Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear, Headwear and Accessories for Men and Women, c1540-1660 (4.88), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.87), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.83), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.81), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.8), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), The Complete Far Side (4.79), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.78), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.76), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.76), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.75), DC: The New Frontier (Absolute Edition) (4.75), Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure (4.75)

Bottom 25 books by rating

Wild Animus (1.35), Dianetics (1.79), The Late Great Planet Earth (1.92), Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later (2.09), The Birthing House (2.13), The Beginners (2.14), The Gnostic Mystery (2.15), Necronomicon Spellbook (2.2), Powers (2.21), The Boy on the Bus: A Novel (2.24), Pemberley: Or Pride and Prejudice Continued (2.3), Ten Days in the Hills (2.33), Cracking The Da Vinci Code: The Unauthorized Guide To The Facts Behind Dan Brown's Bestselling Novel (2.33), The Coming of the King (2.34), Treno di panna (2.34), Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose (2.35), Out of Mind (2.35), Citizen Girl (2.37), Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession (2.38), Being Elizabeth (2.38), Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber: The Katya Livingston Chronicles (2.4), 4 Blondes (2.41), The Washingtonienne: A Novel (2.42), Son of Rosemary: The Sequel to Rosemary's Baby (2.43), A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove (2.44)

25 books people can't agree on

Must have 50 raters. The numbers are the standard deviation of rating—how much they differ from the average.

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1.88), The Book of Mormon (1.8), The Book of Mormon/Doctrine and Covenants/Pearl of Great Price (Triple) (1.75), Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse (1.55), The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window (1.5), Taking Chances (1.5), The Fifth Sorceress (1.47), My Man Michael (1.46), Dianetics (1.46), The Qur'an: Translation (Ali and Razwy) (1.46), Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About (1.45), Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World (1.44), The Late Great Planet Earth (1.43), Darwin's Black Box (1.42), Created to Be His Help Meet: Discover How God Can Make Your Marriage Glorious (1.42), Worlds in collision (1.42), Asterix and the Falling Sky (1.41), Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy (1.41), Fifty Shades of Grey (1.41), Minion (1.41), The Dark Age (1.4), Behold a Pale Horse (1.39), The Transplant (1.39), Mein Kampf (1.38), On Becoming Baby Wise: The Classic Sleep Reference Guide Used by Over 1,000,000 Parents Worldwide (1.38)

50 top wanted

The most wanted books across the 14 swap sites LibraryThing integrates with. Number is the difference between "wanted" and "available."
All the Light We Cannot See (4,335), The Goldfinch (3,364), Outliers: The Story of Success (3,344), The Girl on the Train (3,034), In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (2,853), A Dance with Dragons (2,823), Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2,783), The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2,640), Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1 (2,626), Infinite Jest (2,554), Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2,548), Nourishing Traditions (2,327), The Fault in Our Stars (2,212), Insurgent (2,167), Life After Life (2,011), The Invention of Wings (2,011), The Ocean at the End of the Lane (1,984), PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (1,973), House of Leaves (1,948), An Echo in the Bone (1,914), 11/22/63 (1,904), The Night Circus (1,879), Allegiant (1,817), The Night Circus (1,746), And the Mountains Echoed (1,728), The Cuckoo's Calling (1,699), Written in My Own Heart's Blood (1,689), Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking (1,655), The Husband's Secret (1,653), The encyclopedia of country living : an old-fashioned recipe book (1,632), Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings (1,616), The Complete Tightwad Gazette (1,598), A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (1,580), Homesteading: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (Back to Basics Guides) (1,578), The Name of the Wind (1,578), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,505), What Alice Forgot (1,503), Station Eleven (1,500), Ready Player One (1,489), Looking for Alaska (1,488), Cloud Atlas (1,476), Me Before You (1,473), The Power of Habit: why we do what we do in life and business (1,465), Go Set a Watchman (1,464), Gone Girl (1,448), Thinking, Fast and Slow (1,441), Paper Towns (1,421), Doctor Sleep (1,396), Big Little Lies (1,385), The Paying Guests (1,373)

50 least wanted

Same as above, but counting "available" copies minus "wanted."
Elric: The Stealer of Souls [black hole bug edition] (8,897), The Da Vinci Code (7,306), Angels & Demons (5,634), Deception Point (3,607), Digital Fortress (3,441), The Lovely Bones (3,439), A Painted House (3,398), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel (3,222), The Summons (3,211), The Brethren (3,201), The Street Lawyer (3,162), The Testament (3,150), The Broker (3,115), The Runaway Jury (3,076), The Memory Keeper's Daughter (3,072), The Devil Wears Prada (2,990), The Last Juror (2,972), The King of Torts (2,943), Memoirs of a Geisha (2,888), The Partner (2,858), The Purpose Driven Life (2,827), The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (2,805), The Nanny Diaries (2,727), The Rainmaker (2,572), Shreve, Anita (2,539), Pilot's Wife (2,539), The Notebook (2,518), The Chamber (2,474), The Firm [Penguin Readers, Level 5] (2,458), Twilight (2,436), A Million Little Pieces ** [AUDIO] (2,340), The Pilot's Wife (2,311), The Pelican Brief (2,309), A Time to Kill (2,299), Left Behind (2,289), The Purpose Driven Life (2,254), The Client (2,207), A Million Little Pieces (2,164), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2,163), Left Behind (2,092), Eat, Pray, Love (2,085), The Firm (2,043), The Appeal (2,027), Honeymoon (2,018), Cross (2,012), Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution (2,008), New Moon (2,000), The chamber (1,975), My Sister's Keeper (1,956), Marley & Me (1,937)

25 most-reviewed books

(4009 reviews), The Hunger Games (3290 reviews), Twilight (2337 reviews), The Book Thief (1801 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1741 reviews), Catching Fire (1639 reviews), Mockingjay (1557 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1491 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1424 reviews), The Help (1412 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1292 reviews), The Road (1289 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1248 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1215 reviews), The Giver (1202 reviews), The Kite Runner (1199 reviews), Water for Elephants (1190 reviews), Divergent (1124 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1119 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1114 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1099 reviews), The Hornet's Sting: The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum (1087 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1082 reviews), New Moon (1078 reviews), Breaking Dawn (1071 reviews)

Top 50 books, by copies (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (81,674), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (70,351), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (70,255), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (69,626), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (68,479), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,893), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (64,563), The Hobbit (55,384), The Da Vinci Code (52,986), Nineteen Eighty-Four (52,020), Pride and Prejudice (51,392), The Catcher in the Rye (49,025), To Kill a Mockingbird (48,991), The Great Gatsby (45,651), Twilight (43,143), The Kite Runner (38,578), The Hunger Games (37,603), Animal Farm (37,216), Jane Eyre (36,908), The Lord of the Rings (35,015), Brave New World (34,912), New Moon (34,048), Angels & Demons (33,733), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (33,141), The fellowship of the ring (32,463), Life of Pi (32,345), Fahrenheit 451 (31,935), Wuthering Heights (31,911), Eclipse (31,431), The Time Traveler's Wife (31,075), Lord of the Flies (30,987), One Hundred Years of Solitude (30,165), Slaughterhouse-Five (30,057), The Odyssey (29,930), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (29,781), The two towers (28,888), The return of the king (28,048), Breaking Dawn (28,026), Crime and Punishment (27,943), Ender's Game (27,867), Catch-22 (27,850), Memoirs of a Geisha (27,552), Catching Fire (27,297), The Lovely Bones (27,180), The Book Thief (25,561), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (25,485), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (25,111), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (24,773), Anna Karenina (24,767), Of Mice and Men (24,652)

Top Books by LibraryThing Authors

Beowulf by Sarah M. Anderson, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Vanity Fair by John Carey, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Dan Chaon, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Cat in the Hat by Sholem Berger, Bleak House by Tatiana Holway, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See, Naked Lunch by Geerten Meijsing, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Chris Regan, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl, The House of the Seven Gables by Cathy N. Davidson, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik, Killing Floor by Lee Child, Walden & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by David B. Lentz, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah Harkness, Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Notes: See standard deviation for more on this concept. Basically, if everyone basically agrees that an author's books are good or bad, the standard deviation is low. If opinions differ a lot, the standard deviation of ratings is high. The "completist" score identifies authors of books people have in droves. All statistics are updated nightly, if possible, or more frequently, if possible.


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