Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic was supposed to be about books we loved that have less than 2,000 GR ratings, but I do underrated faves lists from time to time and wanted to do something I hadn’t done before. I once did a post where I listed the most widely-read books on my TBR, so I thought I’d do a spin on that:
the most widely-read books I gave 4+ stars!
To figure out this list, I went to my Goodreads “read” shelf, sorted by number of ratings, and picked out the top 10 that I’d given 4+ stars.
I opted to only use 1 book per series, because otherwise, literally this entire list was going to be the Harry Potter series and Hunger Games trilogy. ?
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — J. K. Rowling
number of ratings: 5,770,114
average rating: 4.46 (my rating: 5)
2. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
number of ratings: 5,631,536
average rating: 4.33 (my rating: 5)
3. The Fault in Our Stars — John Green
number of ratings: 2,960,033
average rating: 4.24 (my rating: 4.5)
4. The Lightning Thief — Rick Riordan
number of ratings: 1,663,286
average rating: 4.24 (my rating: 4)
5. City of Bones — Cassandra Clare
number of ratings: 1,410,737
average rating: 4.11 (my rating: 4)
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
number of ratings: 1,082,821
average rating: 4.20 (my rating: 5)
7. Cinder — Marissa Meyer
number of ratings: 564,902
average rating: 4.15 (my rating: 4.5)
8. Fangirl — Rainbow Rowell
number of ratings: 466,488
average rating: 4.09 (my rating: 4.5)
9. Throne of Glass — Sarah J. Maas
number of ratings: 450,565
average rating: 4.22 (my rating: 4)
10. Clockwork Prince — Cassandra Clare
number of ratings: 388,267
average rating: 4.45 (my rating: 4)
Clockwork Angel had almost 200,000 more ratings, but I only gave it 3 stars.
Cinder and Fangirl surprise me! What a fun twist!! I wonder what my list would look like? (Besides all HP of course!)
Haha you should look and see! I thought it was so funny that the first 10 were literally all just a mix of HP and Hunger Games books! ??
The Hunger games- yay! And I’m a huge fan of Fangirl!!
THG has to be one of my favorite series of all time! And Fangirl was so cute. I’m due for a reread of that one soon!
Unlike other books on lists this week, I’m very familiar with this list. It’s interesting to look at what you gave 5 stars!
Thanks, Chrissi, I’m glad you liked the list ☺️
I was expecting Maas to be much higher than it was!!
Me, too!! I was kind of shocked there!
i was not expecting POBAW to be so high in comparison to SJM and clockwork prince!!! a lot of my GR friends have read ToG & clockwork prince so i imagined they had more ratings haha!
Neither was I!! I guess it’s because Perks is older but it still surprised me!
I’ve read half of these… including Fangirl! I bought The Lunar Chronicles when it was on sale over Black Friday Weekend last year, but I haven’t read it yet.
I hope you like TLC when you pick up the series! I feel like the first two books have some slow parts but they’re so worth it for book 3! Plus the whole series is honestly just overall really great ☺️
of course Harry Potter is number one lol.
Haha of course! ?
I really the spin you put on this week’s topic ? I feel inspired to see what my most rated books are, haha.
Thank you! Haha you should totally look and see ☺️
I loved/read most of them. Amazing list!
Thank you! 🙂
cinder above tog?? that surprised me until i remembered how big its tumblr fandom was back in the day. i knew fangilr was a popular title but – again – more than tog and clockprince?? i’m shocked
It surprised me, too! I was off of tumblr for years so I think I must have missed the big fandom for TLC!
The only book that kinda surprised my on this list was the perks of being a wallflower haha, maybe because I have not read it myself ..
Perks was one of my faves as a teen! Not sure how well it would hold up to a new reader today, sadly, but it was definitely a classic in its time. 🙂 Happy reading, and I hope you enjoy it if you ever do pick it up!
Not surprised by any of these. So many people still talk about Fangirl these days.
I’m so proud to say that I have read every book on this list! In recent years I haven’t been able to say that so easily, but these books have all been out for a while, allowing me to get to them. And I’m so glad Fangirl is so widely read! It’s nice to know your favorite books are so well loved!
That’s awesome! 😀 And yes, you’re right, it is really nice to see when your favorites are widely loved.
I was surprised by Fangirl as well! The rest seemed right, though, from what I know of them. 🙂
Right! Yeah, I think Fangirl was the only one that I legitimately raised an eyebrow at. ?
All of these books are SO GOOD and give me all kinds of feelings. Ugh! Great picks. I’m glad to see a different twist on this weeks topic! And now I want to reread like half of these but hahaha
Haha aww thanks for reading, I’m glad you liked the list! Oh my gosh, same, doing this list totally made me want some rereads!
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Fangirl all the way! I need to reread this soon.
It’s such a cute book!
Oooh, so many of my favs here! Haha! I was a huge fan of Cinder, HP, Percy Jackson, ToG, and Fault in our Stars too! ?
They’re all so good! I guess they’re so popular for a reason. ??