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BSFA Long List - Goodreads/LibraryThing stats

The BSFA Long List is out. Here are the 46 Best Novel nominees, ranked by the product of their number of owners on Goodreads and LibraryThing.

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood 367,235 4.23 1,433 4.14
The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E Harrow 107,406 4.16 416 4.21
Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir 57,334 4.27 378 4.29
The Raven Tower, by Ann Leckie 41,565 3.99 518 4.03
Children of Ruin, by Adrian Tchaikovsky 24,419 4.11 172 3.94
The Old Drift, by Namwali Serpell 21,329 3.76 169 3.68
The Future of Another Timeline, by Annalee Newitz 21,024 3.84 154 3.94
The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley 13,664 4.02 161 3.81
The Heavens, by Sandra Newman 10,758 3.43 139 3.20
The True Queen, by Zen Cho 6,614 3.93 147 3.88
Gun Island, by Amitav Ghosh 7,895 3.73 74 3.88
Do You Dream of Terra-Two?, by Temi Oh 6,231 3.66 68 3.36
The Secret Chapter, by Genevieve Cogman 7,097 4.30 48 4.50
Infinite Detail, by Tim Maughan 3,994 3.80 73 4.21
The Rosewater Insurrection, by Tade Thompson 3,520 4.07 69 3.81
A Song for a New Day, by Sarah Pinsker 4,293 4.16 55 4.50
Salvation Lost, by Peter F Hamilton 4,959 4.38 47 3.92
Atlas Alone, by Emma Newman 3,356 4.08 59 4.21
The Divers’ Game, by Jesse Ball 4,696 3.58 39 3.65
Deeplight, by Frances Hardinge 4,376 4.33 39 4.25
Cage of Souls, by Adrian Tchaikovsky 4,369 4.17 36 4.19
Zed, by Joanna Kavenna 5,792 3.41 24 4.00
David Mogo, Godhunter, by Suyi Davies Okungbowa 2,340 3.58 50 3.30
The Rosewater Redemption, by Tade Thompson 1,775 4.12 33 4.25
Fleet of Knives, by Gareth L Powell 1,508 4.02 38 4.00
The Migration, by Helen Marshall 1,755 3.53 32 2.83
Cygnet, by Season Butler 1,998 3.57 24 3.67
No Way, by SJ Morden 1,126 4.08 22 4.00
Zero Bomb, by MT Hill 711 3.21 18 3.00
The House of Sundering Flames, by Aliette de Bodard 630 4.11 18 3.90
Beneath the World, A Sea, by Chris Beckett 536 3.65 20 3.13
The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man, by Dave Hutchinson 364 3.84 19 4.50
Snakeskins, by Tim Major 532 3.66 12 3.50
Shadows of the Short Days, by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson 512 3.72 11 -
Always North, by Vicki Jarrett 523 3.80 3 -
The Green Man’s Foe, by Juliet E McKenna 136 4.42 9 -
Star Path, by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear 257 4.33 4 -
Lost Property, by Laura Beatty 174 3.00 4 -
Stormtide, by Den Patrick 331 4.02 1 -
In The Slip, by FD Lee 32 4.00 3 -
Stillicide, by Cynan Jones 8 4.00 12 3.25
Rise, by Kim Lakin-Smith 19 3.67 4 -
Celebrity Werewolf, by Andrew Wallace 13 4.67 4 -
The Best of Us, by Karen Traviss 395 4.45 - -
Big Red, by Damien Larkin 53 4.56 - -
The Community, by Joe Hakim 7 3.33 - -

I've bolded the top quartile of each column. Only two books get four our of four - The Ten Thousand Doors of January and Gideon the Ninth.

Weird that no LibraryThing users at all have so far picked up Karen Traviss's The Best of Us. Its Goodreads owners seem to like it.

Just for comparison, last year's winner was 16th out of 45 on the corresponding ranking of the 2018 long list; the 2017 winner was in 27th place of 48, and the 2016 winner 26th out of 34, So this tabel is of limited predictive value.