Last week I asked what was the most popular book in your library- this week I’m going to ask about the most unpopular books you own. Do you have any unique books in your library- books only you have on LT? How many? Did you find cataloging information on your unique books, or did you hand-enter them? Do they fall into a particular category or categories, or are they a mix of different things? Have you ever looked at the “You and none other” feature on your statistics page, which shows books owned by only you and one other user? Ever made an LT friend by seeing what you share with only one other user?

I have 2 books that no one else has on LT. One is a bodice ripper i read as a teenager called The Captain’s Doxy” which i haven’t even been able to find a cover image for. i remember it mostly because it had pirates. and i, being lazy-eyed, must frequently wear an eyepatch for my vision therapy and am thus moderately obsessed with all things pirate. YAR!

the other book i am the only person with is actually a humorous and well-written non-fiction book about Oregon’s social history written by a former professor of mine. i wrote a review a while back which you can read here if you’re curious.

it never occurred to me to contact anyone else who shared my obscure taste in books, mostly because my tastes aren’t generally that obscure. i think it’d be worth doing though…