Most Popular Books I Have Read

Destiny @ Howling Libraries recently posted about the most popular books on her TBR (she got the idea from Adriana @ Perpetual Pages) and I really enjoyed reading it! I really wanted to do it myself, but I didn’t like the list of TBR books that my goodreads brought up, so I changed it to books I have already read.

If you want to play along, just go to one of your goodreads lists and add the column “num ratings” (number of ratings) and then sort on that column.  Its easy!

Disclaimer: All Amazon Links are affiliate links. If you purchase any of these books through one of my links I will get a small commission! All the thoughts/opinions in this post are mine and in no way influenced by Amazon.

Here are the 10 most popular books, by number of ratings, that I have read:


1. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
 5,268,151 ratings — 4.34 average
It surprises me that this is higher than Harry Potter.

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — J.K. Rowling
5,239,099 ratings — 4.45 average
It does not surprise me that this is in the top 5 and I am glad to see its average rating is higher than The Hunger Games!

3. Twilight — Stephenie Meyer
4,118,573 ratings — 3.58 average
Its “cool” to hate on Twilight so it makes sense there are so many ratings and that it has the lowest average on the list.

4. To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
3,531,642 ratings — 4.26 average
I’m surprised that To Kill a Mockingbird is the most rated classic, that I have read.  I am also surprised that the first classic on this list is in 4th.

5. The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald
2,989,306 ratings — 3.90 average
I didn’t particularly like this book.


6. The Fault in Our Stars — John Green
2,703,370 ratings — 4.25 average
I read this book because my sister, who doesn’t read all that much, suggested it.  It was good, but it was sad.

7. Divergent — Veronica Roth
2,372,064 ratings — 4.23 average
This is a very popular book so I’m not surprised to see it.

8. Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
2,331,610 ratings — 4.25 average
Whew, I was starting to be worried that this wouldn’t make the list! I am sad its so low, but not particularly surprised.

9. The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien
2,320,971 ratings — 4.25 average
Lord of the Rings is 19th on this list.  I guess a lot of people read the Hobbit then lose interest and don’t read LOTR?

10. The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger
2,245,234 ratings — 3.80 average
Again I am surprised by the classics that made this list.  I would be curious to see the list of most rated books across all books and not just the ones I have read.

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(Just because Destiny did a chart and I don’t want to be outdone 😉 and because I love charts too!)

Thanks Destiny for bringing this idea to my attention! And thanks to Adriana for doing it first! I had a lot of fun with this post! Plus it was super interesting!

What books are the most popular on your TBR or that you have read? Have you read any of the books on my list? Do you agree with their ratings? Do you like lists and charts too?


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