Destiny @ Howling Libraries wrote a post like this one and I thought it was a great idea! Of course curiosity got the best of me and I had to see what the most popular books on my TBR are!All you have to do is you go to your Goodreads TBR shelf and sort your books by the number of ratings (“num ratings” in the dropdown bar at the bottom), and then show off which 10 books are the most widely read/rated on your TBR!
The Giver by Lois Lowry
1,389,190 ratings- 4.12 average
I am not at all surprised to see that The Giver is the most popular book on my TBR! I have talked about this book often on this blog, and how I feel like I am the only person who has not read it, but I am not sure if I ever actually will! I have heard so many mixed things!
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
1,332,823 ratings- 4.10 average
Can you believe that I have never read Jane Eyre?? I have been wanting to read it since I was in high school but I just have never picked it up! I know I am going to love this one but it is rare that I make time for classics. I should probably work on that!
The Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
1,084,408 ratings- 4.21 average
I have recently discovered a love for SciFi but I have yet to read The Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy! I am so ashamed! I honestly forgot all about it and I am now inspired to go out and buy a bind up. I am so in the mood for this right now!
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
939,429 ratings- 4.28 average
I have never read Gone With the Wind or watched the movie, but I have heard so much about Scarlet O’Hara! I am curious about her and would love to read her story. It is over 1000 pages so I know that is what is keeping me from actually reading it.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
669,634 ratings- 4.25 average
I am not someone who ever watched The Princess Bride when I was younger so I do not have the connection to the story that I know a lot of other people have. I tried to watch the movie as an adult but could not get in to it! I would love to read the book one day so maybe I will understand why so many people love it!
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
549,268 ratings- 4.34 average
I am not at all surprised to see a Cassandra Clare book in the top! I do not connect with her writing, but there is still something about The Infernal Devices that intrigues me. It is the series that everyone recommends to me and I do think there is potential there! I want to fall in love with Will Herondale!
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
536,465 ratings- 3.97 average
I have not read anything by David Sedaris but I have been meaning to! I am surprised to see that Me Talk Pretty One Day is so popular! It has been awhile since I have heard anyone talk about it. I have been really enjoying memoirs lately, but I usually read memoirs written by women. It would be interesting to read one written by a man to mix things up!
Wicked by Gregory MaGuire
531,964 ratings- 3.52 average
I have tried to read Wicked a few times but I never make it very far. I found it to be quite boring, but I just can not make myself remove it from my TBR! I love the whole idea behind the story and I want to love it!
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
508,169 ratings- 3.88 average
I have not read anything by Donna Tartt but I have a feeling that her books are right in my wheelhouse! I am more intrigued by The Secret History but The Goldfinch sounds excellent as well.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
503,041 ratings- 4.55 average
I have heard amazing things about The Name of the Wind and I actually already own a copy! I really have to be in the mood to read epic fantasy and I have not been compelled to pick this one up yet. Hopefully the mood will strike me some day soon!
I have to say that I was surprised to see that a few of these books are the most popular books on my TBR! I was expecting a few more YA books to be on the list! I would love to know your thoughts on any of these books!
What is the most popular book on your TBR?