Consensus Cloud of Books Everyone Should Read by David McCandless

 David McCandless (runs Information Is Beautiful website) wrote the following for a blog post for The Guardian:
"Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics? I scraped the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100's. Both popular and high-brow. They included all Pulitzer Prize winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah's Bookclub list, and, of course, The Guardian's Top 100 Books of All Time. A simple frequency analysis on the gathered titles gives us a neat 'consensus cloud' visualisation of the most mentioned books titles across the polls. Do you agree with the consensus?"
Check the data and analysis here: bit.ly/BooksEveryone
Research: David McCandless & Miriam Quick
Additional Design: Matt Hancock

How many have you read?

In Honor of the day Dr. Seuss was born

 "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

-Dr. Seuss

Did you know that there are only 50 words in the classic Green Eggs and Ham? The story goes that Bennet Cerf, Dr. Seuss's publisher, wagered $50 that Seuss could not write a book using only fifty different words. Here is a "word cloud" featuring all of those words:The bet came after Seuss completed The Cat in the Hat which used 225 wordsHere is the word cloud for those words:

You can make your own bibliometric graphics at Wordle