According to The Online Computer Library Center these are the top 1000 most likely books to be in any US library.

This is the top 200. Ones I’ve read in bold (not many), ones I intend to read in italics (potential future birthday presents!). Pass it on.

#1 Bible [various] Library holdings: 796,882 Bibliographic records: 93,567
#2 Census [various] United States Library holdings: 460,628 Bibliographic records: 10,617
#3 Mother Goose Library holdings: 67,663 Bibliographic records: 2,036
#4 Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri Library holdings: 62,414 Bibliographic records: 2,917
#5 Odyssey Homer Library holdings: 45,551 Bibliographic records: 2,087
#6 Iliad Homer Library holdings: 44,093 Bibliographic records: 2,526
#7 Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Library holdings: 42,724 Bibliographic records: 1,132
#8 Lord of the Rings [trilogy] J. R. R. Tolkien Library holdings: 40,907 Bibliographic records: 685
#9 Hamlet William Shakespeare Library holdings: 39,521 Bibliographic records: 2,008
#10 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Library holdings: 39,277 Bibliographic records: 1,942
#11 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Library holdings: 38,485 Bibliographic records: 2,334
#12 Beowulf Library holdings: 37,914 Bibliographic records: 564
#13 Koran Library holdings: 37,080 Bibliographic records: 2,692
#14 Night Before Christmas Clement Clarke Moore Library holdings: 33,343 Bibliographic records: 846
#15 Garfield Jim Davis Library holdings: 33,234 Bibliographic records: 154
#16 Tom Sawyer Mark Twain Library holdings: 32,233 Bibliographic records: 1,100
#17 Aesop’s Fables Aesop Library holdings: 32,232 Bibliographic records: 1,461
#18 Arabian Nights Library holdings: 31,728 Bibliographic records: 2,414
#19 Macbeth William Shakespeare Library holdings: 30,388 Bibliographic records: 1,562
#20 Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift Library holdings: 29,066 Bibliographic records: 1,206
#21 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Library holdings: 28,669 Bibliographic records: 2,374
#22 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Library holdings: 28,646 Bibliographic records: 1,292
#23 Bhagavadgita Library holdings: 28,588 Bibliographic records: 1,408
#24 Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Library holdings: 27,928 Bibliographic records: 1,056
#25 Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Library holdings: 27,863 Bibliographic records: 690
#26 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson Library holdings: 27,643 Bibliographic records: 1,414
#27 King Lear William Shakespeare Library holdings: 27,163 Bibliographic records: 1,112
#28 Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë Library holdings: 26,798 Bibliographic records: 854
#29 Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan Library holdings: 26,604 Bibliographic records: 1,974
#30 Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë Library holdings: 26,389 Bibliographic records: 922
#31 Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Library holdings: 26,322 Bibliographic records: 758
#32 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Library holdings: 26,169 Bibliographic records: 837
#33 Faust Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Library holdings: 25,492 Bibliographic records: 1,855
#34 Moby Dick Herman Melville Library holdings: 25,149 Bibliographic records: 688
#35 Julius Caesar William Shakespeare Library holdings: 24,990 Bibliographic records: 1,113
#36 Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare Library holdings: 24,033 Bibliographic records: 953
#37 Othello William Shakespeare Library holdings: 23,993 Bibliographic records: 988
#38 Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare Library holdings: 23,922 Bibliographic records: 1,256
#39 Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane Library holdings: 23,900 Bibliographic records: 466
#40 Aeneid Virgil Library holdings: 23,553 Bibliographic records: 1,357
#41 Walden Henry David Thoreau Library holdings: 23,551 Bibliographic records: 477
#42 Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens Library holdings: 23,296 Bibliographic records: 928
#43 Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Library holdings: 22,571 Bibliographic records: 529
#44 Rubáiyát Omar Khayyám Library holdings: 22,382 Bibliographic records: 1,994
#45 Messiah George Frideric Handel Library holdings: 22,206 Bibliographic records: 1,522
#46 Sonnets William Shakespeare Library holdings: 22,128 Bibliographic records: 800
#47 Lives Plutarch Library holdings: 22,084 Bibliographic records: 966
#48 On the Nature of Things Lucretius Library holdings: 21,966 Bibliographic records: 986
#49 Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman Library holdings: 21,749 Bibliographic records: 634
#50 Fairy Tales Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Library holdings: 21,662 Bibliographic records: 614
#51 Great Expectations Charles Dickens Library holdings: 21,566 Bibliographic records: 725
#52 Tempest William Shakespeare Library holdings: 21,507 Bibliographic records: 868
#53 Tao Te Ching (Way) Laozi Library holdings: 21,069 Bibliographic records: 750
#54 Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum Library holdings: 20,537 Bibliographic records: 464
#55 Republic Plato Library holdings: 20,460 Bibliographic records: 599
#56 Metamorphoses Ovid Library holdings: 20,368 Bibliographic records: 1,138
#57 Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien Library holdings: 20,042 Bibliographic records: 334
#58 Twelfth Night William Shakespeare Library holdings: 20,014 Bibliographic records: 804
#59 Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Library holdings: 20,007 Bibliographic records: 960
#60 Prince Niccolò Machiavelli Library holdings: 19,758 Bibliographic records: 709
#61 As You Like It William Shakespeare Library holdings: 19,745 Bibliographic records: 847
#62 Little Women Louisa May Alcott Library holdings: 19,664 Bibliographic records: 761
#63 Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank Library holdings: 19,541 Bibliographic records: 339
#64 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert Library holdings: 19,382 Bibliographic records: 733
#65 Oliver Twist Charles Dickens Library holdings: 18,843 Bibliographic records: 980
#66 Carmen Georges Bizet Library holdings: 18,832 Bibliographic records: 1,243
#67 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Library holdings: 18,787 Bibliographic records: 671
#68 Paradise Lost John Milton Library holdings: 18,748 Bibliographic records: 1,026
#69 Peanuts Charles M. Shultz Library holdings: 18,700 Bibliographic records: 365
#70 Les Misérables Victor Hugo Library holdings: 18,623 Bibliographic records: 884
#71 David Copperfield Charles Dickens Library holdings: 18,622 Bibliographic records: 940
#72 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky Library holdings: 18,479 Bibliographic records: 624
#73 Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame Library holdings: 17,963 Bibliographic records: 446
#74 Call of the Wild Jack London Library holdings: 17,773 Bibliographic records: 539
#75 Dracula Bram Stoker Library holdings: 17,723 Bibliographic records: 415
#76 Autobiography Benjamin Franklin Library holdings: 17,505 Bibliographic records: 573
#77 Calvin and Hobbes Bill Watterson Library holdings: 17,196 Bibliographic records: 159
#78 Black Beauty Anna Sewell Library holdings: 17,134 Bibliographic records: 739
#79 Song of Roland Library holdings: 17,078 Bibliographic records: 603
#80 Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas Library holdings: 16,935 Bibliographic records: 817
#81 Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Library holdings: 16,819 Bibliographic records: 1,084
#82 Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky Library holdings: 16,787 Bibliographic records: 409
#83 Morte d’Arthur Sir Thomas Malory Library holdings: 16,649 Bibliographic records: 322
#84 Emma Jane Austen Library holdings: 16,630 Bibliographic records: 492
#85 Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson Library holdings: 16,600 Bibliographic records: 551
#86 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne Library holdings: 16,573 Bibliographic records: 614
#87 Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper Library holdings: 16,477 Bibliographic records: 643
#88 Doonesbury G. B. Trudeau Library holdings: 16,385 Bibliographic records: 101
#89 Tom Jones Henry Fielding Library holdings: 16,381 Bibliographic records: 489
#90 Familiar Quotations John Bartlett Library holdings: 16,249 Bibliographic records: 114
#91 Wealth of Nations Adam Smith Library holdings: 16,161 Bibliographic records: 516
#92 Imitation of Christ Library holdings: 16,104 Bibliographic records: 2,273
#93 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy Library holdings: 16,076 Bibliographic records: 508
#94 Federalist Library holdings: 16,017 Bibliographic records: 281
#95 Book of Common Prayer Church of England Library holdings: 16,008 Bibliographic records: 1,510
#96 Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,936 Bibliographic records: 504
#97 La Bohème Giacomo Puccini Library holdings: 15,935 Bibliographic records: 843
#98 Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett Library holdings: 15,762 Bibliographic records: 343
#99 Essays Michel de Montaigne Library holdings: 15,613 Bibliographic records: 550
#100 History of Prophets and Kings Tabari Library holdings: 15,599 Bibliographic records: 181
#101 Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Library holdings: 15,544 Bibliographic records: 317
#102 Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,536 Bibliographic records: 522
#103 Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Library holdings: 15,481 Bibliographic records: 940
#104 Much Ado about Nothing William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,475 Bibliographic records: 583
#105 Henry V William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,440 Bibliographic records: 539
#106 Richard II William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,340 Bibliographic records: 575
#107 Richard III William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,316 Bibliographic records: 658
#108 Pinocchio Carlo Collodi Library holdings: 15,170 Bibliographic records: 767
#109 Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Library holdings: 15,126 Bibliographic records: 482
#110 Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Library holdings: 15,109 Bibliographic records: 345
#111 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Library holdings: 15,103 Bibliographic records: 395
#112 Haggadah Library holdings: 15,088 Bibliographic records: 4,467
#113 Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Library holdings: 15,004 Bibliographic records: 436
#114 World Book Encyclopedia Library holdings: 14,984 Bibliographic records: 56
#115 Far Side Gary Larson Library holdings: 14,932 Bibliographic records: 76
#116 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon Library holdings: 14,869 Bibliographic records: 551
#117 Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville Library holdings: 14,799 Bibliographic records: 327
#118 Heidi Johanna Spyri Library holdings: 14,679 Bibliographic records: 530
#119 History Herodotus Library holdings: 14,592 Bibliographic records: 590
#120 Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo Library holdings: 14,588 Bibliographic records: 628
#121 Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott Library holdings: 14,576 Bibliographic records: 833
#122 Lord Jim Joseph Conrad Library holdings: 14,548 Bibliographic records: 364
#123 History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides Library holdings: 14,547 Bibliographic records: 835
#124 Origin of Species Charles Darwin Library holdings: 14,528 Bibliographic records: 301
#125 Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain Library holdings: 14,183 Bibliographic records: 421
#126 Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Library holdings: 14,121 Bibliographic records: 915
#127 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain Library holdings: 14,099 Bibliographic records: 275
#128 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Library holdings: 14,032 Bibliographic records: 312
#129 Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh Library holdings: 13,993 Bibliographic records: 373
#130 Child’s Garden of Verses Robert Louis Stevenson Library holdings: 13,977 Bibliographic records: 435
#131 Confessions Saint Augustine Library holdings: 13,976 Bibliographic records: 730
#132 Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter Library holdings: 13,894 Bibliographic records: 417
#133 Poetics Aristotle Library holdings: 13,879 Bibliographic records: 481
#134 Ulysses James Joyce Library holdings: 13,877 Bibliographic records: 373
#135 Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand Library holdings: 13,864 Bibliographic records: 443
#136 Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust Library holdings: 13,804 Bibliographic records: 401
#137 Animal Farm George Orwell Library holdings: 13,777 Bibliographic records: 296
#138 La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 13,753 Bibliographic records: 980
#139 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell Library holdings: 13,729 Bibliographic records: 301
#140 Aida Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 13,687 Bibliographic records: 875
#141 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson Library holdings: 13,686 Bibliographic records: 490
#142 Winnie the Pooh A. A. Milne Library holdings: 13,588 Bibliographic records: 308
#143 Decameron Giovanni Boccaccio Library holdings: 13,566 Bibliographic records: 909
#144 Candide Voltaire Library holdings: 13,371 Bibliographic records: 493
#145 Return of the Native Thomas Hardy Library holdings: 13,303 Bibliographic records: 285
#146 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Library holdings: 13,012 Bibliographic records: 151
#147 Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray Library holdings: 12,999 Bibliographic records: 554
#148 Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Library holdings: 12,963 Bibliographic records: 634
#149 Fables Jean de La Fontaine Library holdings: 12,708 Bibliographic records: 1,133
#150 Winter’s Tale William Shakespeare Library holdings: 12,664 Bibliographic records: 466
#151 Madame Butterfly Giacomo Puccini Library holdings: 12,652 Bibliographic records: 652
#152 Analects Confucius Library holdings: 12,649 Bibliographic records: 426
#153 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad Library holdings: 12,626 Bibliographic records: 201
#154 Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams Bianco Library holdings: 12,600 Bibliographic records: 171
#155 Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle Library holdings: 12,561 Bibliographic records: 578
#156 Piers Plowman William Langland Library holdings: 12,559 Bibliographic records: 208
#157 Brandenburg Concertos Johann Sebastian Bach Library holdings: 12,534 Bibliographic records: 818
#158 Silas Marner George Eliot Library holdings: 12,521 Bibliographic records: 474
#159 Sir Gawain and the Grene Knight Library holdings: 12,509 Bibliographic records: 181
#160 Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway Library holdings: 12,500 Bibliographic records: 359
#161 Peter Pan J. M. Barrie Library holdings: 12,426 Bibliographic records: 314
#162 Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 12,422 Bibliographic records: 788
#163 Oregon Trail Francis Parkman Library holdings: 12,417 Bibliographic records: 286
#164 Tosca Giacomo Puccini Library holdings: 12,402 Bibliographic records: 691
#165 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor Ludwig van Beethoven Library holdings: 12,395 Bibliographic records: 939
#166 Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling Library holdings: 12,374 Bibliographic records: 457
#167 Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde Library holdings: 12,368 Bibliographic records: 442
#168 Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas Library holdings: 12,351 Bibliographic records: 632
#169 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce Library holdings: 12,312 Bibliographic records: 280
#170 Measure for Measure William Shakespeare Library holdings: 12,303 Bibliographic records: 356
#171 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Ludwig van Beethoven Library holdings: 12,203 Bibliographic records: 920
#172 Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky Library holdings: 12,199 Bibliographic records: 878
#173 Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens Library holdings: 12,081 Bibliographic records: 776
#174 Symphonie Fantastique Hector Berlioz Library holdings: 12,073 Bibliographic records: 660
#175 Utopia Sir Thomas More Library holdings: 12,069 Bibliographic records: 446
#176 My Ántonia Willa Cather Library holdings: 12,044 Bibliographic records: 158
#177 Nibelungenlied Library holdings: 11,975 Bibliographic records: 652
#178 Dubliners James Joyce Library holdings: 11,925 Bibliographic records: 283
#179 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Library holdings: 11,879 Bibliographic records: 232
#180 Dead Sea Scrolls Library holdings: 11,860 Bibliographic records: 161
#181 Twelve Days of Christmas Library holdings: 11,792 Bibliographic records: 120
#182 Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne Library holdings: 11,755 Bibliographic records: 391
#183 Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith Library holdings: 11,716 Bibliographic records: 1,027
#184 Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway Library holdings: 11,682 Bibliographic records: 271
#185 Upanishads Library holdings: 11,665 Bibliographic records: 554
#186 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Joseph Gibaldi Library holdings: 11,657 Bibliographic records: 25
#187 Oedipus Rex Sophocles Library holdings: 11,620 Bibliographic records: 526
#188 Coriolanus William Shakespeare Library holdings: 11,570 Bibliographic records: 422
#189 Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis Library holdings: 11,561 Bibliographic records: 148
#190 Travels of Marco Polo Marco Polo Library holdings: 11,472 Bibliographic records: 327
#191 Red and the Black Stendhal Library holdings: 11,413 Bibliographic records: 478
#192 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Library holdings: 11,352 Bibliographic records: 458
#193 History of Art H. W. Janson Library holdings: 11,317 Bibliographic records: 54
#194 Capital Karl Marx Library holdings: 11,282 Bibliographic records: 509
#195 Golden Bough Sir James George Frazer Library holdings: 11,243 Bibliographic records: 164
#196 Peter and the Wolf Sergey Prokofiev Library holdings: 11,216 Bibliographic records: 594
#197 White Fang Jack London Library holdings: 11,174 Bibliographic records: 354
#198 Art of War Sunzi Library holdings: 11,172 Bibliographic records: 274
#199 Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare Library holdings: 11,165 Bibliographic records: 325
#200 Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

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