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Vital Statistics

Members 1,854,303

Books cataloged 92,327,218

Tags added 111,046,346

Unique works 8,418,507

Reviews 2,238,620

Works reviewed 818,137

Ratings 14,076,324

Member-contributed covers 4,028,447

Author pictures 80,944

Venue pictures 11,885

Groups 10,168

Talk topics 161,507

Talk messages 4,794,812

Talk touchstones 3,439,215

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 200,654

Member Giveaway books given out 452,827

Total free books given out 653,481

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (51,029 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), diana.n.TBR (28,938 books, private), ohclibrary (28,402 books), lyzard (26,932 books), calum-iain (26,602 books), Nedrin (26,584 books), Pages_Aplenty (25,463 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), geoffmangum (24,714 books), credo (24,001 books, private), spicere (23,603 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,090 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,622 books), EmScape (22,078 books), Leischen (21,721 books), phahut (21,537 books, private), Adolf_Ledesma (21,450 books), howie (21,374 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,481 books), arjaygee (19,422 books), Dureo (19,162 books), hyades (19,056 books, private), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), jenniebooks (18,279 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), sljmbll (18,099 books), kday_working (18,019 books), tglovell (17,979 books), shearrob (17,765 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,764 books), alaskabookworm (17,567 books), JaredMcLaine (17,476 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private), SalemAthenaeum (17,007 books), bertilak (16,959 books), Crypto-Willobie (16,930 books), kara.shamy (16,892 books), DiosoLibrary (16,815 books), shop20q (16,808 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11688), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6523), Schmerguls (5168), GeniusJen (4538), wyvernfriend (4526), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4238), jon1lambert (3714), kitchengardenbooks (3689), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3583), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), nwhyte (3203), AbigailAdams26 (3182), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3115), bnielsen (3005), cowpeace (2879), elisa.rolle (2856), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2672), Farella (2634), ElizaJane (2611), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), antiquary (2364), Totarobookroom (2354), antimuzak (2207), Renato (2151), Budzul (2103), aulsmith (2086), satyridae (2000), BRCSBooks (1926), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), debnance (1848), tjsjohanna (1822), Liekederckx (1751), lamotm (1734), maaward (1729), bintphotobooks (1716), keylawk (1712), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), mahallett (1674), andreahodges (1635), krau0098 (1627)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,630), gentlemania (67,769), gangleri (53,358), calum-iain (52,649), bertilak (44,867), msrau (41,633), mfd101 (40,775), DromJohn (38,323), vahistoricalsociety (36,764), Voglioleggere (27,266), Carolus (26,733), Wraith_Ravenscroft (23,059), phillipsny04 (20,525), johninvienna (20,459), fnkelley (20,189), eromsted (18,186), idiosyncratic (14,426), sgfein (14,000), Wiszard (13,791), Adolf_Ledesma (13,623), hudview (13,303), PitcherBooks (12,324), dele2451 (11,792), BeitHallel (11,185), emherzog (10,937), Neuromancer (10,929), freddybo1 (10,674), manikap (10,312), lmdhs (9,944), IPCCLibrary (9,927), grbve (9,878), HindeHouse (9,828), rolandperkins (9,726), JanWillemNoldus (9,694), Friendshaverford (9,650), jmacaulay (9,572), kijabi1 (9,457), clpteensnewbooks (9,453), cirdan747 (9,287), AGClibrary (9,234), saraswati_library_mm (9,174), RobertDay (9,170), vpfluke (9,030), ipublishcentral (8,731), fredem (8,670), nautilus_library (8,656), loonybaloony (8,521), Zineapothecary (8,426), PeskyLibrary (8,274), Kjuhase (8,141)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,802,250), German (1,465,377), Japanese (823,017), Spanish (565,541), Italian (542,577), Dutch (465,060), Russian (412,343), Swedish (356,756), Greek (Ancient) (318,425), Latin (250,312), Portuguese (155,061), Danish (112,375), Chinese (103,737), Hebrew (102,546), Norwegian (101,735), Finnish (70,680), Multiple languages (65,306), Polish (63,869), Arabic (62,819), Czech (58,254), English (Middle) (41,749), Hungarian (26,949), Turkish (25,248), Icelandic (25,034), Catalan (24,446)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,708 reviews), Twilight (1,919 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,435 reviews), The Book Thief (1,433 reviews), Catching Fire (1,337 reviews), Mockingjay (1,236 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,215 reviews), The Help (1,182 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1,100 reviews), The Road (1,090 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,050 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,045 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,009 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,005 reviews), Water for Elephants (999 reviews), The Giver (910 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (906 reviews), Breaking Dawn (889 reviews), New Moon (882 reviews), The Graveyard Book (881 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (864 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (845 reviews), Divergent (806 reviews), The Lightning Thief (779 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (768 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (78,335), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (68,078), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (67,789), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (67,224), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (66,266), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (65,619), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (62,418), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (52,672), The Da Vinci Code (51,422), Nineteen Eighty-Four (49,807), Pride and Prejudice (49,321), The Catcher in the Rye (47,244), To Kill a Mockingbird (46,573), The Great Gatsby (43,590), Twilight (41,952), The Kite Runner (37,374), Animal Farm (35,454), Jane Eyre (35,415), The Hunger Games (34,871), The Lord of the Rings (33,834), Brave New World (33,377), New Moon (33,230), Angels & Demons (32,624), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,196), Life of Pi (31,428)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Wilhelm Reich in Hell (8.34), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (8.21), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.94), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.84), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), On Directing Film (7.01), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.99), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.72), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.68), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.5), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.46), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.32), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.06), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.03), Wildlife (5.97), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.91), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.86), The Best Awful (5.73), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.52), An Unfortunate Woman (5.51), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.49), My Life As a Man (5.4), Rhinoceros and Other Plays (5.39), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.29)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Paul Jackson (7.61), Jane Wagner (5.79), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.25), Tom Tomorrow (5.18), Jay Rubin (4.91), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.73), William R. Trumble (4.7), Luigi Serafini (4.69), Karl Elliger (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Harold Abelson (4.64), Jonathan Larson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Jeff Brumbeau (4.59), Albert Seba (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.59), Adam Makos (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), United States. (4.58), Carla Emery (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Wallace Stevens (4.56), James C. Christensen (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), June Hiatt (4.53), Dougal Dixon (4.53), W. Richard Stevens (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.1), Randy Davila (2.13), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.42), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Sue Lange (2.51), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.53), Simon Cox (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.59), Arabella Weir (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Phoenix Desmond (2.63), Melissa P. (2.63), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.64), James Bradley (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Simon (2.67), Rachael F. Heller (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Anna Sam (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Catherine Millet (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.74), Robert D. Stueart (2.75), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.78), Jessica Adams (2.78), Frank Brennan (2.79), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.8), Dell Shannon (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Heleen van Royen (2.8), Theresa Schwegel (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82), Sharon Kendrick (2.83), Michael Drosnin (2.83), Mel Gilden (2.83), Philip Prowse (2.83)

100 "completist" authors

Average number of different books held by people who have any books by the author

Colleen Doran (54.14), Edward FitzGerald (52.97), Tracy Hickman (49.08), Marc Hempel (43.92), Wilhelm Grimm (39.71), Gentry Lee (36.2), Charles Vess (33.8), Paul Johnson (32.12), David Drake (29.28), Mark Victor Hansen (27.44), John L. Bull (26.05), Sam Kieth (24.91), Simone Beck (24.54), Steve White (23.95), Richmond Lattimore (21.84), Mike Allred (20.03), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.48), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.01), Skip Williams (18.39), Kenneth Robeson (17), Quentin Blake (16.86), Richard Sapir (16.34), Lincoln Child (16.31), Bryan Talbot (15.83), Deborah Turner Harris (14.79), Yumi Tamura (13.74), Albert Uderzo (13.28), David Ellis (13.06), Scott Dikkers (12.98), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (12.83), CLAMP (12.8), Margit Sandemo (12.71), Jerry Pournelle (12.6), Nora Roberts (12.49), Saki Hiwatari (12.46), Mercedes Lackey (12.15), Dave McKean (12.06), Walter Ralston Martin (11.95), Jack Cohen (11.89), Warren Murphy (11.89), Neta Jackson (11.84), Chie Shinohara (11.77), Jill Thompson (11.77), Friedrich Engels (11.44), James Axler (11.19), Rumiko Takahashi (11.17), DVD (11.12), Yoko Kamio (11.07), Eiichiro Oda (10.98), Sean Michael (10.95), Don Pendleton (10.92), Roger Leloup (10.86), Various Artists (artist) (10.85), Rob Kaplan (10.79), K. H. Scheer (10.76), Naoki Urasawa (10.59), David Grene (10.53), Frank W. Abagnale (10.53), Kentaro Miura (10.47), Betty Neels (10.36), Gosho Aoyama (10.27), Carl Bernstein (10.16), Jack Kirby (10.09), Henry James (10), Stefan Wolf (9.95), J. T. Edson (9.93), Naoko Takeuchi (9.88), Georgette Heyer (9.8), Christine Feehan (9.79), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.76), Anne McCaffrey (9.76), Mary Pope Osborne (9.65), Yuu Watase (9.64), Ken Akamatsu (9.61), Piers Anthony (9.51), Carolyn Keene (9.51), Natsuki Takaya (9.4), Rex Stout (9.37), Lora Leigh (9.36), John MacArthur (9.28), Terrance Dicks (9.25), Akimine Kamijyo (9.2), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.18), Kazuya Minekura (9.12), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.11), Tite Kubo (9.09), Kazuo Koike (9.06), Francine Pascal (9.03), Fujisawa Tooru (9.02), Soryo Fuyumi (9.02), Stephanie Laurens (8.99), John O'Brien (8.98), Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (8.98), BA Tortuga (8.97), Takeshi Konomi (8.97), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (8.95), Louis L'Amour (8.95), Richard J. Foster (8.94), Daisy Meadows (8.89), Gilbert Morris (8.81)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, Don Maitz, John Green, Sandra Brown, David Brin, Laurie R. King, Brandon Sanderson, Jude Deveraux, Diane Duane, Jon Scieszka, Laurie Halse Anderson, Ann Brashares, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Lisa See, Katie MacAlister, Andrew Gross, Chris Bohjalian, Janny Wurts, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Hill, Dan Chaon, Melissa Marr, Nancy Holder, Jo Beverley, Patrick Rothfuss, Sharon Kay Penman, Tite Kubo, Susan Mallery, Susan Wittig Albert, Edward R. Tufte, James Dashner, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Matthew Pearl, Randy Alcorn, Lynn Viehl, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Sharon Lee, Sarah Addison Allen, Sholem Berger, Tatiana Holway, Neal Asher, Sabrina Jeffries, C. E. Murphy, Cate Dermody, Andrew Vachss, Sherryl Woods — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (518,819), Stephen King (388,367), Terry Pratchett (325,751), J. R. R. Tolkien (249,468), C. S. Lewis (233,690), Neil Gaiman (212,663), William Shakespeare (208,090), Nora Roberts (199,394), Agatha Christie (183,896), James Patterson (162,897), Jane Austen (161,054), Isaac Asimov (154,732), Stephenie Meyer (154,147), Charles Dickens (147,795), John Grisham (137,658), Dan Brown (129,009), Anne McCaffrey (128,370), Orson Scott Card (128,055), Janet Evanovich (125,641), Kurt Vonnegut (120,215), Anne Rice (116,586), Dean Koontz (115,395), Douglas Adams (114,775), Dr. Seuss (112,839), George Orwell (112,702), Robert A. Heinlein (109,187), Roald Dahl (108,640), John Steinbeck (108,304), Mercedes Lackey (107,562), Charlaine Harris (101,558), Laurell K. Hamilton (99,327), Margaret Atwood (96,460), George R. R. Martin (96,424), Mark Twain (95,462), Robert Jordan (94,401), Michael Crichton (91,506), Suzanne Collins (91,439), Ernest Hemingway (90,601), Piers Anthony (89,953), Lemony Snicket (88,925), Fyodor Dostoevsky (87,466), Haruki Murakami (84,864), Ray Bradbury (83,434), Philip Pullman (83,375), Gabriel García Márquez (80,798), Mary Pope Osborne (80,655), Anonymous (79,683), Bill Bryson (77,347), David Eddings (76,953), Tom Clancy (76,401), Jim Butcher (76,324), Philip K. Dick (76,032), Jodi Picoult (75,938), Ursula K. Le Guin (75,430), Patricia Cornwell (74,423), F. Scott Fitzgerald (73,455), Frank Herbert (72,232), J. D. Salinger (71,479), Tamora Pierce (70,731), Arthur C. Clarke (70,584), Neal Stephenson (69,904), Rick Riordan (69,881), L. M. Montgomery (69,448), Carolyn Keene (69,007), Arthur Conan Doyle (68,972), Alexander McCall Smith (66,652), Chuck Palahniuk (66,338), John Irving (65,914), Umberto Eco (65,174), Madeleine L'Engle (64,790), Stieg Larsson (64,536), Marion Zimmer Bradley (64,362), Michael Connelly (63,649), Leo Tolstoy (61,488), Nicholas Sparks (61,296)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,738,803), non-fiction (1,930,635), fantasy (1,563,707), history (1,536,686), to-read (1,232,289), science fiction (1,117,970), mystery (978,321), read (753,944), biography (694,133), poetry (589,284), novel (578,888), romance (532,361), humor (511,996), literature (499,791), reference (465,277), philosophy (447,159), art (430,674), unread (424,829), historical fiction (423,103), ebook (417,515), science (410,597), religion (410,381), children's (381,666), short stories (368,044), own (342,959), picture book (330,916), series (319,918), 20th century (315,104), sf (301,861), young adult (282,689), horror (270,858), children (268,456), travel (267,003), paperback (261,297), memoir (258,983), comics (258,783), music (257,346), manga (256,505), wwii (252,685), politics (243,982), kindle (241,905), graphic novel (240,100), cookbook (234,979), animals (223,849), classic (223,425), hardcover (219,708), anthology (219,317), classics (218,962), adventure (218,587), england (216,586), ya (216,435), (211,898), crime (210,976), thriller (210,567), family (209,267), psychology (203,146), theology (202,951), 19th century (184,559), usa (181,755), historical (174,237), american (170,197), cooking (168,650), christianity (168,173), vampires (166,512), essays (166,341), math (165,766), wishlist (161,554), sff (157,835), drama (153,485), english (150,976), magic (150,588), roman (145,721), american history (142,305), autobiography (142,287), british (142,008)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,703), African-American Literature (6,909), detective and mystery stories (5,345), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,570), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,202), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,818), contemporary American fiction (2,805), 20th Century American Literature (2,756), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,255), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,033), literatura norte-americana (1,961), criticism and interpretation (1,897), personal feelings and growth (1,867), Atlantian Reference Library (1,839), 19th Century British Literature (1,667), Cambridge University Press (1,578), picture book: intermediate (1,530), New Testament Commentaries (1,394), mother-daughter relationships (1,385), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,349), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,342), 20th century American fiction (1,314), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,282), 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,229), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), 19th Century American Literature (1,143), american religious history (1,122), literary criticism and history (1,099), Littérature française. XXe (991), Metropolitan Museum of Art (974), Native American literature (973), utopian & dystopian literature (960), Christian historical fiction (950), 20th Century United States (945), National Book Award Finalist (943), human-animal relationships (925), Contemporary American Literature (911), library and information science (905), organizational development (887), United States -- History -- Civil War (858), American History 19th Century (854), Declaration of Independence (839), children's historical fiction (829), American History 20th Century (826), Österreichische Literatur (777), Confederate States of America (724), British Historical Fiction (722), black and white photography (708), united states-19th century (697), children's science fiction (681)

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