From The Boston Bibliophile - Legacy libraries. With which legacy libraries do you share books? Tell us a little about a couple of them and what you share.
Okay, I had no idea how to even find this so had to go read other folks answers before I could answer myself! On Library Thing, go to your home page. Then click on Statistics. Then Legacy Libraries. You can view mine here.
This is actually quite funny to me. I have matches with only one person - Carl Sandburg. I believe this is because I use my Library Thing library differently than most folks. I use is more as a catalog of what I have read since I started using it, rather than as a catalog of my actual, physical library. I am sure if I put all the books I have read or even owned at one time or another, I would match with other legacy libraries. But since they are all dead (thus the legacy), they can't read the newer books that I am reading. And since I am not much into classical fiction, I probably won't ever read what they read.
Just for completeness - the matches I have with Carl Sandburg are Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I read both of those because of LOLAs and would never have chosen them on my own (but I did enjoy both - go figure!).
As a fun check, I went and looked at the LOLAs library and the matches with the legacy libraries. Some of LOLAs matches: 1 with Alfred Deakin (who is he?) - Pride and Prejudice (I didn't read it); 4 with Carl Sandburg - my 2, P&P and Far from the Maddening Crowd (I didn't read it) by Thomas Hardy; Karen Blixen (?) - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (I did read this one) by Carson McCullers and Le Petit Prince (I read this one too!) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Go check out other folks and whether they have more matches. I'm sure it will be quite interesting.