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Vital Statistics

Members 1,860,539

Books cataloged 92,671,450

Tags added 111,525,024

Unique works 8,445,728

Reviews 2,252,378

Works reviewed 821,892

Ratings 14,148,682

Member-contributed covers 4,048,789

Author pictures 81,303

Venue pictures 11,919

Groups 10,197

Talk topics 162,041

Talk messages 4,812,336

Talk touchstones 3,458,470

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 200,654

Member Giveaway books given out 469,512

Total free books given out 670,166

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (51,101 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), diana.n.TBR (29,175 books, private), ohclibrary (28,402 books), lyzard (26,954 books), calum-iain (26,837 books), Nedrin (26,743 books), Pages_Aplenty (25,843 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), geoffmangum (24,807 books), credo (24,001 books, private), spicere (23,603 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,090 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,703 books), EmScape (22,326 books), Adolf_Ledesma (21,985 books), Leischen (21,721 books), phahut (21,663 books, private), howie (21,489 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,490 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,239 books), Dureo (19,162 books), hyades (19,122 books, private), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), jenniebooks (18,471 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), sljmbll (18,099 books), kday_working (18,092 books), tglovell (18,014 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,783 books), shearrob (17,765 books), alaskabookworm (17,643 books), JaredMcLaine (17,603 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private), SalemAthenaeum (17,069 books), bertilak (17,002 books), Crypto-Willobie (16,993 books), DiosoLibrary (16,862 books), shop20q (16,844 books), kara.shamy (16,792 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11706), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6555), Schmerguls (5173), GeniusJen (4538), wyvernfriend (4526), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4265), jon1lambert (3721), kitchengardenbooks (3691), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3583), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), nwhyte (3231), AbigailAdams26 (3182), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3153), bnielsen (3018), cowpeace (2879), elisa.rolle (2860), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2673), Farella (2634), ElizaJane (2627), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), antiquary (2398), Totarobookroom (2354), antimuzak (2207), Renato (2158), Budzul (2103), aulsmith (2100), satyridae (2000), BRCSBooks (1960), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), debnance (1851), tjsjohanna (1826), Liekederckx (1751), lamotm (1741), maaward (1729), bintphotobooks (1718), keylawk (1714), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), mahallett (1684), krau0098 (1642), andreahodges (1635)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,632), gentlemania (68,105), gangleri (53,358), calum-iain (52,888), bertilak (45,294), msrau (41,636), mfd101 (41,198), DromJohn (38,326), vahistoricalsociety (36,907), Voglioleggere (27,622), Carolus (27,024), Wraith_Ravenscroft (23,274), johninvienna (20,590), phillipsny04 (20,525), fnkelley (20,468), eromsted (18,189), idiosyncratic (14,433), Adolf_Ledesma (14,079), sgfein (14,004), Wiszard (13,794), hudview (13,408), PitcherBooks (12,520), dele2451 (11,892), BeitHallel (11,185), emherzog (11,056), Neuromancer (10,930), freddybo1 (10,700), manikap (10,312), lmdhs (10,024), IPCCLibrary (10,015), grbve (9,938), HindeHouse (9,829), rolandperkins (9,787), JanWillemNoldus (9,716), Friendshaverford (9,661), jmacaulay (9,572), kijabi1 (9,494), clpteensnewbooks (9,454), cirdan747 (9,287), AGClibrary (9,235), saraswati_library_mm (9,224), RobertDay (9,170), vpfluke (9,060), ipublishcentral (8,731), fredem (8,690), nautilus_library (8,679), loonybaloony (8,522), Zineapothecary (8,427), PeskyLibrary (8,303), Kjuhase (8,153)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,808,924), German (1,471,064), Japanese (826,864), Spanish (567,821), Italian (544,733), Dutch (466,600), Russian (413,747), Swedish (358,329), Greek (Ancient) (319,594), Latin (250,903), Portuguese (155,611), Danish (112,553), Chinese (104,058), Hebrew (102,982), Norwegian (102,235), Finnish (70,927), Multiple languages (65,325), Polish (64,125), Arabic (62,731), Czech (58,452), English (Middle) (41,885), Hungarian (27,077), Icelandic (25,371), Turkish (25,342), Catalan (24,658)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,716 reviews), Twilight (1,920 reviews), The Book Thief (1,438 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,437 reviews), Catching Fire (1,343 reviews), Mockingjay (1,241 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,216 reviews), The Help (1,182 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1,104 reviews), The Road (1,094 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,054 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,046 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,012 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,008 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,002 reviews), The Giver (916 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (907 reviews), Breaking Dawn (889 reviews), The Graveyard Book (884 reviews), New Moon (883 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (866 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (846 reviews), Divergent (814 reviews), The Lightning Thief (780 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (780 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (78,466), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (68,192), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (67,951), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (67,332), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (66,397), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (65,764), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (62,546), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (52,823), The Da Vinci Code (51,505), Nineteen Eighty-Four (49,910), Pride and Prejudice (49,446), The Catcher in the Rye (47,349), To Kill a Mockingbird (46,624), The Great Gatsby (43,734), Twilight (42,036), The Kite Runner (37,456), Animal Farm (35,541), Jane Eyre (35,497), The Hunger Games (35,046), The Lord of the Rings (33,872), Brave New World (33,450), New Moon (33,179), Angels & Demons (32,713), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,245), Life of Pi (31,418)

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), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.99), On Directing Film (6.92), 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 (6.44), 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), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.91), Wildlife (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), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), Rhinoceros and Other Plays (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), Ollie Johnston (4.69), Karl Elliger (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Harold Abelson (4.65), 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), Richard Williams (4.59), Adam Makos (4.59), United States. (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Carla Emery (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), James C. Christensen (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Wallace Stevens (4.56), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Robert A. Caro (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), June Hiatt (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Dougal Dixon (4.53), W. Richard Stevens (4.53), Aaron Becker (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53)

50 lowest-rated authors

Kathryn Harrison (0), Kathryn Harrison (0), Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.11), Randy Davila (2.13), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.42), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.54), Sue Lange (2.55), Simon Cox (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.58), Arabella Weir (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Melissa P. (2.63), James Bradley (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.66), Simon (2.66), Phoenix Desmond (2.67), Rachael F. Heller (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.71), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Trudy Baker (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Anna Sam (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Catherine Millet (2.73), Robert D. Stueart (2.75), Sharon Kendrick (2.76), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Naomi Kramer (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), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82), Sara Craven (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Colleen Doran (54.2), Edward FitzGerald (53), Tracy Hickman (49.12), Marc Hempel (43.99), Wilhelm Grimm (39.85), Gentry Lee (36.35), Charles Vess (33.84), Paul Johnson (32.24), David Drake (29.4), Mark Victor Hansen (27.53), John L. Bull (26.09), Sam Kieth (24.95), Simone Beck (24.67), Steve White (24.04), Richmond Lattimore (21.86), Mike Allred (20.05), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.51), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.05), Skip Williams (18.44), Kenneth Robeson (17.01), Quentin Blake (16.91), Lincoln Child (16.41), Richard Sapir (16.35), Bryan Talbot (15.84), Deborah Turner Harris (14.82), Yumi Tamura (13.71), David Ellis (13.45), Albert Uderzo (13.31), Scott Dikkers (13), CLAMP (12.8), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (12.78), Margit Sandemo (12.71), Jerry Pournelle (12.66), Nora Roberts (12.55), Saki Hiwatari (12.42), Mercedes Lackey (12.17), Dave McKean (12.1), Walter Ralston Martin (12.01), Neta Jackson (11.97), Jack Cohen (11.93), Warren Murphy (11.89), Jill Thompson (11.78), Chie Shinohara (11.76), Friedrich Engels (11.48), James Axler (11.21), Rumiko Takahashi (11.19), Don Pendleton (11.12), DVD (11.08), Yoko Kamio (11.08), Eiichiro Oda (11), Sean Michael (10.94), Roger Leloup (10.88), Rob Kaplan (10.86), Various Artists (artist) (10.86), K. H. Scheer (10.79), Naoki Urasawa (10.58), David Grene (10.54), Frank W. Abagnale (10.54), Kentaro Miura (10.46), Henry James (10.44), Betty Neels (10.37), Gosho Aoyama (10.29), Carl Bernstein (10.17), Jack Kirby (10.08), Stefan Wolf (9.95), J. T. Edson (9.95), Naoko Takeuchi (9.9), Georgette Heyer (9.82), Christine Feehan (9.8), Anne McCaffrey (9.78), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.78), Beverly Lewis (9.72), Mary Pope Osborne (9.69), Yuu Watase (9.65), Ken Akamatsu (9.63), Terrance Dicks (9.55), Piers Anthony (9.54), Carolyn Keene (9.53), Natsuki Takaya (9.42), Lora Leigh (9.4), Rex Stout (9.4), John MacArthur (9.3), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.22), Akimine Kamijyo (9.2), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.11), Tite Kubo (9.1), Kazuya Minekura (9.1), Francine Pascal (9.09), Kazuo Koike (9.07), Stephanie Laurens (9.05), Fujisawa Tooru (9.05), Soryo Fuyumi (9.03), John O'Brien (9.01), BA Tortuga (8.97), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (8.96), Takeshi Konomi (8.96), Louis L'Amour (8.96), Daisy Meadows (8.95), Richard J. Foster (8.94), Gilbert Morris (8.84)

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, Elizabeth Bear, Janny Wurts, Joe Hill, Dan Chaon, Melissa Marr, Nancy Holder, Jo Beverley, Patrick Rothfuss, Sharon Kay Penman, Tite Kubo, Susan Mallery, Susan Wittig Albert, James Dashner, Edward R. Tufte, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Randy Alcorn, Matthew Pearl, 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 (519,865), Stephen King (389,759), Terry Pratchett (326,598), J. R. R. Tolkien (250,045), C. S. Lewis (234,266), Neil Gaiman (213,138), William Shakespeare (208,627), Nora Roberts (200,753), Agatha Christie (184,357), James Patterson (163,769), Jane Austen (161,447), Isaac Asimov (155,182), Stephenie Meyer (154,427), Charles Dickens (148,247), John Grisham (138,025), Dan Brown (129,321), Anne McCaffrey (128,753), Orson Scott Card (128,474), Janet Evanovich (126,193), Kurt Vonnegut (120,521), Anne Rice (116,822), Dean Koontz (116,046), Douglas Adams (115,238), Dr. Seuss (113,481), George Orwell (112,944), Robert A. Heinlein (109,679), Roald Dahl (109,055), John Steinbeck (108,583), Mercedes Lackey (107,980), Charlaine Harris (102,033), Laurell K. Hamilton (99,786), Margaret Atwood (96,697), Mark Twain (95,751), Robert Jordan (94,706), Suzanne Collins (91,974), Michael Crichton (91,786), Ernest Hemingway (90,810), Piers Anthony (90,200), Lemony Snicket (89,186), Fyodor Dostoevsky (87,595), Haruki Murakami (85,197), Ray Bradbury (83,644), Philip Pullman (83,567), George R. R. Martin (81,196), Mary Pope Osborne (81,004), Gabriel García Márquez (80,955), Anonymous (80,004), Bill Bryson (77,555), David Eddings (77,098), Jim Butcher (76,797), Tom Clancy (76,608), Philip K. Dick (76,230), Jodi Picoult (76,108), Ursula K. Le Guin (75,634), Patricia Cornwell (74,602), F. Scott Fitzgerald (73,678), Frank Herbert (72,439), J. D. Salinger (71,629), Tamora Pierce (70,922), Arthur C. Clarke (70,817), Rick Riordan (70,307), Neal Stephenson (70,058), L. M. Montgomery (69,652), Arthur Conan Doyle (69,215), Carolyn Keene (69,155), Alexander McCall Smith (66,921), Chuck Palahniuk (66,465), John Irving (65,993), Umberto Eco (65,314), Madeleine L'Engle (64,955), Stieg Larsson (64,737), Marion Zimmer Bradley (64,583), Michael Connelly (63,873), Leo Tolstoy (61,703), Nicholas Sparks (61,479)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,769,865), non-fiction (1,946,603), fantasy (1,573,453), history (1,548,439), to-read (1,305,670), science fiction (1,125,650), mystery (986,865), read (762,609), biography (699,797), poetry (592,785), novel (581,607), romance (539,579), humor (515,615), literature (504,404), reference (467,715), philosophy (449,660), art (433,334), historical fiction (427,485), unread (425,413), ebook (424,575), science (414,766), religion (413,027), children's (384,528), short stories (370,430), own (347,288), picture book (334,374), series (324,491), 20th century (317,487), sf (302,182), young adult (287,335), horror (272,713), children (270,414), travel (267,977), paperback (263,710), memoir (260,963), comics (260,095), music (259,395), manga (257,377), wwii (257,194), kindle (248,917), politics (245,713), graphic novel (242,233), cookbook (236,192), animals (227,017), classic (224,867), classics (221,739), adventure (221,405), hardcover (221,114), anthology (220,190), ya (218,140), england (217,999), thriller (212,906), crime (212,800), family (211,977), (211,743), psychology (204,675), theology (204,595), 19th century (186,046), usa (183,375), historical (175,765), american (171,072), cooking (169,285), christianity (169,155), vampires (168,056), essays (167,475), math (167,262), wishlist (163,317), sff (155,463), drama (154,064), magic (152,214), english (151,586), roman (146,417), american history (143,239), autobiography (143,038), photography (142,888)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,725), African-American Literature (6,945), detective and mystery stories (5,426), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,579), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,248), contemporary American fiction (2,832), 20th Century American Literature (2,823), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,818), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,246), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,059), literatura norte-americana (1,968), criticism and interpretation (1,905), personal feelings and growth (1,867), Atlantian Reference Library (1,839), 19th Century British Literature (1,664), Cambridge University Press (1,578), picture book: intermediate (1,537), New Testament Commentaries (1,393), mother-daughter relationships (1,390), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,351), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,346), 20th century American fiction (1,318), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,283), 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,229), 19th Century American Literature (1,145), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), american religious history (1,129), literary criticism and history (1,104), Littérature française. XXe (992), Metropolitan Museum of Art (981), Native American literature (971), utopian & dystopian literature (962), Christian historical fiction (961), 20th Century United States (947), National Book Award Finalist (946), organizational development (935), human-animal relationships (931), library and information science (922), Contemporary American Literature (911), United States -- History -- Civil War (866), American History 19th Century (855), Declaration of Independence (848), children's historical fiction (832), American History 20th Century (829), Österreichische Literatur (781), Confederate States of America (729), British Historical Fiction (727), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (725), black and white photography (712), united states-19th century (700)

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