The Most Popular Books Seen on Lost

Curious about which of the many books seen on Lost other fans are reading?  Below are the 10 most popular books that were featured on the show.

Since he was the character most often observed with his face in a book, it's not surprising that several of these are books that Sawyer was seen reading during the show. The ranking is based on sales during the seven years that I published this Lost book list on another site (Squidoo).

10. Island by Aldous Huxley. Although this book about a remote Pacific island was never seen, it begins similarly to the opening scene of Lost's pilot episode. Also, the island in the book shares the same name, Pala, as the ferry on the island in Lost.

9. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. The last book that Desmond wants to read before he dies.

8. Watership Down by Richard Adams. Sawyer is seen reading this book in two episodes of Lost.

7. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. The Dharma Initiative's orientation film was hidden inside of this book found on a bookshelf in the Swan station.

6. VALIS by Philip K. Dick. Locke found this book on Ben's bookshelf and brought it to him while he was imprisoned.

5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Sawyer was seen reading this book in season 1.

4. The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Sawyer read this book about a fugitive on a deserted island during his stay at the Others' barracks.

3. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien. A book that Desmond had in the Swan station.

2. Bad Twin by Gary Troup. Hurley and Sawyer both read the manuscript to this book. It was written by a fellow Flight 815 passenger. He was the one sucked into the plane's engine on the beach in the pilot episode.

And the most popular book featured on Lost is...

1. Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor. This is the only book that Jacob was seen reading. He read it while waiting for Locke to be thrown out of a window in season 5.

As a bonus, the top book about Lost is the Lost Encyclopedia by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry.