I’m doing this super fun post that I saw Avery (who was in turn inspired by Destiny) do!
Here’s Avery’s blurb on it:
The aim is to sort your Goodreads TBR shelf according to the number of ratings (“num ratings”) and share the books which are the most popular.
When I tried it out the other day I thought it was really interesting alternating between the most popular books and the highest rated books on my TBR because those two things are very different. So I’m going to divide this post into most popular versus highest rated for a fun comparison! As there are quite a few books which appeared on my highest rated list that either hadn’t been reviewed as the book isn’t released yet (and no ARCs released) or only had less than 5 reviews, I will only be including books that have been released (including ARCs) and that have more than 30 reviews.
I’ll be following the same set of rules for this, except for highest-rated I will only be including books that have already been officially published (no ARCs). 🙂
Most Popular Books
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
1,740,478 ratings, 4.04 stars.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.
1,732,029 ratings, 3.78 stars.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
1,147,704 ratings, 3.97 stars.
The Shining by Stephen King.
871,229 ratings, 4.18 stars.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
628,041 ratings, 4.21 stars.
Dune by Frank Herbert.
557,422 ratings, 4.20 stars.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
548,182 ratings, 4.34 stars.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.
533,052 ratings, 4.19 stars.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
525,593 ratings, 3.98 stars.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
508,891 ratings, 4.15 stars.
Highest Rated Books
(For some reason, Goodreads went out of order with a bunch of these, which is… intriguing.)
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.
14,497 ratings, 4.46 stars.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.
26,288 ratings, 4.39 stars.
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
1,145 ratings, 4.61 stars.
Heaven or This by Topaz Winters.
111 ratings, 4.61 stars.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
112,850 ratings, 4.58 stars.
Educated by Tara Westover.
6,253 ratings, 4.49 stars.
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
18,255 ratings, 4.56 stars.
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake.
131 ratings, 4.57 stars.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
501,295 ratings, 4.55 stars.
Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist.
59 ratings, 4.25 stars.
3 thoughts on “Most Popular/Highest Rated TBR Books”
It’s interesting to see the difference in # of ratings amongst the highest rated books – like how a book can have 100 ratings or 500,000 and still be highly rated.
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