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 Complete Far Side (4.8), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.78), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.78), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.78), Pride and Prejudice [1995 film BBC/A&E] (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (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 (4.76)

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 (2.12), The Beginners (2.14), The Gnostic Mystery (2.15), Necronomicon Spellbook (2.2), Powers (2.21), The Boy on the Bus: A Novel (2.23), 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), Son of Rosemary: The Sequel to Rosemary's Baby (2.37), 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), A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove (2.43)

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 (Taking Chances, #1) (1.48), The Fifth Sorceress (1.47), Dianetics (1.46), The Qur'an: Translation (Ali and Razwy) (1.46), My Man Michael (1.45), Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About (1.45), The Late Great Planet Earth (1.44), The Twilight Saga (TWILIGHT, Book 1) (1.44), Asterix and the Falling Sky (1.43), Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World (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), Fifty Shades of Grey (1.41), Minion (1.41), Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy (1.4), The Dark Age (1.4), Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives (1.39), Behold a Pale Horse (1.39), The Transplant (1.39)

50 top wanted

The most wanted books across the 14 swap sites LibraryThing integrates with. Number is the difference between "wanted" and "available."
The Night Circus (1,746), The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (1,563), The Book Thief (1,478), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1,381), The Hunger Games (1,140), In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (1,129), Bend the rules sewing the essential guide to a whole new way to sew (1,113), Infinite Jest (1,097), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1,097), House of Leaves (1,058), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,044), Outliers: The Story of Success (1,042), PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (1,027), Mastering the art of French Cooking 40th Anniversary (1,017), A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-2) (997), The Road (990), Slaughterhouse-Five (955), The Graveyard Book (952), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (938), Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (926), American Art, 1750-1800: Towards Independence (920), Steve Jobs (917), The Help (889), The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (852), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: 3 Vol. (Calvin & Hobbes) (848), Kafka on the Shore (845), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (803), God Is Not Great : How Religion Poisons Everything (795), Cloud Atlas (791), Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (785), Stardust (784), Fight Club (766), Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (765), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (743), World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (741), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (718), Looking for Alaska (713), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (690), The Duggars : 20 and counting! : raising one of America's largest families-- how they do it (687), Catching Fire (680), American Gods (675), Norwegian Wood (673), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (668), Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (667), Atlas Shrugged (665), When You Are Engulfed in Flames (655), 1984 (650), The Host (648), Death in Camera (647), The God Delusion (640)

50 least wanted

Same as above, but counting "available" copies minus "wanted."
Elric: The Stealer of Souls [black hole bug edition] (8,897), The Purpose Driven Life (2,827), Shreve, Anita (2,539), Pilot's Wife (2,539), The Firm [Penguin Readers, Level 5] (2,458), A Million Little Pieces ** [AUDIO] (2,340), Left Behind (2,289), The chamber (1,975), Fellowship of the Ring (1,290), Cold Mountain (York Notes Advanced) (1,174), Colecao Completa De O Senhor Dos Aneis, Vol 1,2,3, O Hobbit , e O Silmarillion (O Senhor Dos Aneis, v-1: a sociedade do anel, v-2 o retorno do rei, v-3 as duas torres,O Silmarillion, O Hobbit) (1,161), Disinherited (1,109), The Da Vinci Code (1,084), The Lord of the Rings~ the Return of the King (Rings, Part 3) (1,017), Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II: 101 More Stories of Life, Love and Learning (879), COMA by Robin Cook (844), Moonlight 1 - Fear Nothing (818), Table for Two [2-in-1] (811), Little Bit Country, A in COUNTRY BRIDES (810), (MARY, MARY)Mary, Mary BY Patterson, James[Author]Hardcover (765), The Gift: Home For Christmas/All I Want For Christmas/Gabriel's Angel (738), The Gift [c2007] (Home for Christmas / All I Want for Christmas / Gabriel's Angel) (736), Truly, Madly Manhattan [2-in-1] (717), Local Hero in TRULY MADLY MANHATTEN (716), Obsession: An Alex Delaware Novel (696), Tuesdays with Morrie: For One More Day (691), A Cry in the Night (691), Boundary Lines in ENGAGING THE ENEMY (685), Angels & Demons (646), Double Cross (Alex Cross) (639), Set of 2 Dean Koontz Novels: The Key to Midnight and The Eyes of Darkness (631), MIXED EUROPEAN DUMPBIN/SHRINKWRAP ONLY (593), All I Want For Christmas (in The Gift) (576), All I Want For Christmas (in The Gift) (576), Home For Christmas (in the Gift) (576), Gabriel's Angel (in The Gift) (576), Preserving Family Lands, Book II : More Planning Strategies for the future (565), Boundary Lines (in Engaging The Enemy) (560), A Will and a Way (in Engaging The Enemy) (560), The Bear and the Dragon (557), Ellen Foster - DVD (528), This Magic Moment (in Mysterious) (501), Kinsey Millhone Mysteries: T is for Trespass; U is for Undertow (499), star (497), Embraced by the Light: Prayers & Devotions for Daily Living (479), Night Moves (in Night Tales III) (Night Tales #6) (also in Suspicious '03) (471), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (462), Digital Fortress (462), Deception Point (458), Revolution in World Missions (457)

25 most-reviewed books

(4009 reviews), The Hunger Games (3301 reviews), Twilight (2343 reviews), The Book Thief (1832 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1744 reviews), Catching Fire (1660 reviews), Mockingjay (1577 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1500 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1450 reviews), The Help (1426 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1302 reviews), The Road (1301 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1256 reviews), The Giver (1224 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1223 reviews), The Kite Runner (1213 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1198 reviews), Divergent (1155 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1154 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1142 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1111 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1092 reviews), The Hornet's Sting: The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum (1087 reviews), Gone Girl (1082 reviews), New Moon (1080 reviews)

Top 50 books, by copies (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (82,224), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (70,753), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (70,621), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (70,029), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (68,788), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (68,231), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (64,925), The Hobbit (55,814), The Da Vinci Code (53,205), Nineteen Eighty-Four (52,389), Pride and Prejudice (51,668), To Kill a Mockingbird (49,451), The Catcher in the Rye (49,358), The Great Gatsby (45,915), Twilight (43,273), The Kite Runner (38,772), The Hunger Games (37,871), Animal Farm (37,433), Jane Eyre (37,103), The Lord of the Rings (35,213), Brave New World (35,170), New Moon (34,214), Angels & Demons (33,877), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (33,320), The Fellowship of the Ring (32,691), Life of Pi (32,511), Fahrenheit 451 (32,195), Wuthering Heights (32,063), Eclipse (31,572), The Time Traveler's Wife (31,216), Lord of the Flies (31,188), One Hundred Years of Solitude (30,335), Slaughterhouse-Five (30,259), The Odyssey (29,992), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (29,973), The Two Towers (29,034), The Return of the King (28,209), Breaking Dawn (28,142), Ender's Game (28,106), Crime and Punishment (28,102), Catch-22 (28,032), Memoirs of a Geisha (27,722), Catching Fire (27,564), The Lovely Bones (27,300), The Book Thief (25,806), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (25,702), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (25,281), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (24,985), Anna Karenina (24,900), Of Mice and Men (24,840)

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 Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Bleak House by Tatiana Holway, 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, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself) by Sholem Berger, 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, A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah Harkness, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, 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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