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The 999 Most Popular Books in the World

Library Thing is a website and app where 2.5 million people have catalogued their libraries. This a list of the 999 most commonly owned books and its in reverse order - we start with #999 and finish with #1. Sometimes there may look like there is a duplication eg "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass" are listed as separate books but that's because of the way Library Thing classifies author's work. Enjoy!
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from librarything.com · made by Guy Hearn
avg. score: 175 of 999 (18%)
required scores: 1, 83, 144, 192, 250 

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1
Red Mars (Kim Stanley Robinson)
Red Mars (Kim Stanley Robinson)
2
Pawn of Prophecy (David Eddings)
Pawn of Prophecy (David Eddings)
3
Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
Galapagos (Kurt Vonnegut)
4
Foundation and Earth (Isaac Asimov)
Foundation and Earth (Isaac Asimov)
5
The Grim Grotto (Lemony Snicket)
The Grim Grotto (Lemony Snicket)
6
Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
7
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley)
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley)
8
Good to Great (Jim Collins)
Good to Great (Jim Collins)
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9
The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)
The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)
10
Heretics of Dune (Frank Herbert)
Heretics of Dune (Frank Herbert)
11
Summer Knight (Jim Butcher)
Summer Knight (Jim Butcher)
12
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
13
The Dante Club (Matthew Pearl)
The Dante Club (Matthew Pearl)
14
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Frederick Douglass)
15
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
16
Old Man's War (John Scalzi)
Old Man's War (John Scalzi)
17
Gerald's Game (Stephen King)
Gerald's Game (Stephen King)
18
Knife of Dreams (Robert Jordan)
Knife of Dreams (Robert Jordan)
19
Four to Score (Janet Evanovich)
Four to Score (Janet Evanovich)
20
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carre)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carre)
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21
Dear John (Nicholas Sparks)
Dear John (Nicholas Sparks)
22
Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh)
Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh)
23
The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan)
The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan)
24
The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy)
The Return of the Native (Thomas Hardy)
25
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers (Kate Turabian)
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers (Kate Turabian)
26
Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
27
The Hotel New Hampshire (John Irving)
The Hotel New Hampshire (John Irving)
28
The Cost of Disciple (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
The Cost of Disciple (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
29
Shogun (James Clavell)
Shogun (James Clavell)
30
Prelude to Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
Prelude to Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
31
Mr Popper's Penguins (Richard and Florence Atwater)
Mr Popper's Penguins (Richard and Florence Atwater)
32
Three to Get Deadly (Janet Evanovich)
Three to Get Deadly (Janet Evanovich)
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33
Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
34
Little Town on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Little Town on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
35
Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)
36
Specials (Scott Westerfeld)
Specials (Scott Westerfeld)
37
Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
38
Dolores Claiborne (Stephen King)
Dolores Claiborne (Stephen King)
39
A Wild Sheep Chase (Haruki Murakami)
A Wild Sheep Chase (Haruki Murakami)
40
Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
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