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Vital Statistics

Members 1,866,756

Books cataloged 92,967,410

Tags added 111,906,816

Unique works 8,468,247

Reviews 2,264,424

Works reviewed 824,939

Ratings 14,212,155

Member-contributed covers 4,063,131

Author pictures 81,694

Venue pictures 11,987

Groups 10,213

Talk topics 162,428

Talk messages 4,830,834

Talk touchstones 3,473,239

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 203,339

Member Giveaway books given out 478,599

Total free books given out 681,938

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (51,194 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), calum-iain (26,976 books), lyzard (26,956 books), Nedrin (26,830 books), Pages_Aplenty (25,923 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), geoffmangum (24,934 books), diana.n.TBR (24,165 books, private), credo (24,001 books, private), spicere (23,803 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,090 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,714 books), EmScape (22,462 books), Adolf_Ledesma (22,222 books), Leischen (21,721 books), phahut (21,663 books, private), howie (21,490 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,549 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,256 books), hyades (19,180 books, private), Dureo (19,162 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), jenniebooks (18,581 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,116 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), tglovell (18,025 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,794 books), shearrob (17,765 books), JaredMcLaine (17,762 books), alaskabookworm (17,644 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private), SalemAthenaeum (17,069 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,053 books), bertilak (17,024 books), shop20q (16,883 books), DiosoLibrary (16,867 books), kara.shamy (16,628 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11711), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6555), Schmerguls (5177), GeniusJen (4538), wyvernfriend (4526), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4266), jon1lambert (3724), kitchengardenbooks (3691), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3590), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), nwhyte (3231), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3190), AbigailAdams26 (3182), bnielsen (3034), cowpeace (2885), elisa.rolle (2862), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2673), ElizaJane (2639), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), antiquary (2417), Totarobookroom (2354), antimuzak (2207), Renato (2179), BRCSBooks (2131), aulsmith (2105), Budzul (2103), satyridae (2000), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), debnance (1876), tjsjohanna (1832), Liekederckx (1751), lamotm (1745), maaward (1729), bintphotobooks (1721), keylawk (1715), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), mahallett (1687), krau0098 (1653), Rose-Marie (1636)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,632), gentlemania (68,124), gangleri (53,359), calum-iain (53,108), bertilak (45,991), msrau (41,637), mfd101 (41,217), DromJohn (38,331), vahistoricalsociety (37,070), Voglioleggere (27,808), Carolus (27,047), Wraith_Ravenscroft (23,315), johninvienna (20,670), fnkelley (20,543), phillipsny04 (20,525), eromsted (18,190), idiosyncratic (14,452), Adolf_Ledesma (14,293), sgfein (14,022), Wiszard (13,794), hudview (13,465), PitcherBooks (12,640), dele2451 (12,251), BeitHallel (11,185), emherzog (11,131), Neuromancer (10,930), freddybo1 (10,729), manikap (10,312), IPCCLibrary (10,297), lmdhs (10,050), grbve (10,015), HindeHouse (9,829), rolandperkins (9,827), JanWillemNoldus (9,727), Friendshaverford (9,691), jmacaulay (9,572), kijabi1 (9,521), clpteensnewbooks (9,455), cirdan747 (9,287), saraswati_library_mm (9,244), AGClibrary (9,238), RobertDay (9,170), vpfluke (9,109), ipublishcentral (8,731), nautilus_library (8,708), fredem (8,699), loonybaloony (8,522), PeskyLibrary (8,460), Zineapothecary (8,429), Kjuhase (8,158)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,815,240), German (1,475,903), Japanese (830,419), Spanish (569,445), Italian (546,166), Dutch (468,657), Russian (415,340), Swedish (359,802), Greek (Ancient) (320,470), Latin (251,828), Portuguese (156,079), Danish (112,722), Chinese (104,343), Hebrew (104,106), Norwegian (103,596), Finnish (71,344), Multiple languages (65,424), Polish (64,358), Arabic (62,902), Czech (58,524), English (Middle) (42,029), Hungarian (27,176), Icelandic (25,492), Turkish (25,274), Catalan (24,841)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,731 reviews), Twilight (1,928 reviews), The Book Thief (1,444 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,440 reviews), Catching Fire (1,350 reviews), Mockingjay (1,254 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,219 reviews), The Help (1,184 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1,109 reviews), The Road (1,098 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,057 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,047 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,015 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,013 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,011 reviews), The Giver (931 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (909 reviews), The Graveyard Book (893 reviews), Breaking Dawn (892 reviews), New Moon (888 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (869 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (845 reviews), Divergent (834 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (809 reviews), The Lightning Thief (784 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (78,649), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (68,354), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (68,094), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (67,531), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (66,568), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (65,926), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (62,717), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (52,994), The Da Vinci Code (51,588), Nineteen Eighty-Four (50,012), Pride and Prejudice (49,566), The Catcher in the Rye (47,467), To Kill a Mockingbird (46,764), The Great Gatsby (43,816), Twilight (42,127), The Kite Runner (37,522), Animal Farm (35,639), Jane Eyre (35,585), The Hunger Games (35,166), The Lord of the Rings (33,936), Brave New World (33,535), New Moon (33,256), Angels & Demons (32,737), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,308), Life of Pi (31,510)

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 (7.72), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.95), On Directing Film (6.92), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.72), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.64), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.47), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.44), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.3), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.05), 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), An Unfortunate Woman (5.5), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.5), 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 (4.9), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.73), William R. Trumble (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.69), Karl Elliger (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.65), Jonathan Larson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), United States. (4.59), Jeff Brumbeau (4.59), Albert Seba (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), Adam Makos (4.59), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Carla Emery (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), James C. Christensen (4.55), Wallace Stevens (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Robert A. Caro (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), June Hiatt (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Aaron Becker (4.53), W. Richard Stevens (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.13), Randy Davila (2.15), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.42), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.53), Sue Lange (2.55), Simon Cox (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.58), Emma Tennant (2.62), Melissa P. (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.64), James Bradley (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Phoenix Desmond (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.66), Simon (2.66), 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), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Catherine Millet (2.73), Anna Sam (2.75), Robert D. Stueart (2.75), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Sharon Kendrick (2.77), Jessica Adams (2.78), Naomi Kramer (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.8), Dell Shannon (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (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), Heleen van Royen (2.83), Michael Drosnin (2.83), Claude Izner (2.83)

100 "completist" authors

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

Colleen Doran (54.34), Edward FitzGerald (53.15), Tracy Hickman (49.31), Marc Hempel (44.08), Wilhelm Grimm (39.96), Gentry Lee (36.49), Charles Vess (33.95), Paul Johnson (32.38), David Drake (29.46), Mark Victor Hansen (27.57), John L. Bull (26.16), Sam Kieth (25), Simone Beck (24.72), Steve White (24.14), Richmond Lattimore (21.92), Mike Allred (20.16), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.52), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.12), Skip Williams (18.44), Kenneth Robeson (17.02), Quentin Blake (16.99), Lincoln Child (16.49), Richard Sapir (16.42), Bryan Talbot (15.89), Deborah Turner Harris (14.86), Yumi Tamura (13.73), DVD (13.62), David Ellis (13.56), Albert Uderzo (13.37), Scott Dikkers (13.02), CLAMP (12.86), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (12.79), Margit Sandemo (12.71), Jerry Pournelle (12.69), Nora Roberts (12.58), Saki Hiwatari (12.42), Mercedes Lackey (12.2), Dave McKean (12.15), Walter Ralston Martin (12.11), Neta Jackson (12.02), Jack Cohen (11.98), Chie Shinohara (11.92), Warren Murphy (11.91), Jill Thompson (11.82), Friedrich Engels (11.46), Rumiko Takahashi (11.26), James Axler (11.23), Eiichiro Oda (11.17), Don Pendleton (11.13), Yoko Kamio (11.08), Sean Michael (10.98), Roger Leloup (10.89), Various Artists (artist) (10.89), Rob Kaplan (10.88), K. H. Scheer (10.79), Naoki Urasawa (10.61), Frank W. Abagnale (10.58), Gosho Aoyama (10.58), David Grene (10.57), Kentaro Miura (10.47), Henry James (10.46), Betty Neels (10.29), Carl Bernstein (10.19), Jack Kirby (10.1), J. T. Edson (9.96), Stefan Wolf (9.95), Naoko Takeuchi (9.9), Beverly Lewis (9.89), Georgette Heyer (9.85), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.8), Anne McCaffrey (9.79), Christine Feehan (9.76), Mary Pope Osborne (9.72), Yuu Watase (9.71), Ken Akamatsu (9.63), Carolyn Keene (9.57), Terrance Dicks (9.56), Piers Anthony (9.56), Natsuki Takaya (9.51), Rex Stout (9.4), Lora Leigh (9.35), John MacArthur (9.31), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.23), Akimine Kamijyo (9.2), Kazuya Minekura (9.13), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.12), Tite Kubo (9.11), Francine Pascal (9.11), Fujisawa Tooru (9.09), Kazuo Koike (9.08), John O'Brien (9.07), Stephanie Laurens (9.06), Soryo Fuyumi (9.03), Takeshi Konomi (9), Richard J. Foster (8.98), Louis L'Amour (8.98), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (8.97), BA Tortuga (8.97), Daisy Meadows (8.97), Hisaya Nakajo (8.89)

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, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Bear, Janny Wurts, Dan Chaon, Melissa Marr, Nancy Holder, Jo Beverley, Patrick Rothfuss, Sharon Kay Penman, Tite Kubo, Susan Mallery, James Dashner, Susan Wittig Albert, Edward R. Tufte, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Randy Alcorn, Matthew Pearl, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Lynn Viehl, 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 (521,322), Stephen King (391,151), Terry Pratchett (327,672), J. R. R. Tolkien (250,822), C. S. Lewis (235,210), Neil Gaiman (213,948), William Shakespeare (209,025), Nora Roberts (201,281), Agatha Christie (184,974), James Patterson (164,316), Jane Austen (161,819), Isaac Asimov (155,734), Stephenie Meyer (154,860), Charles Dickens (148,590), John Grisham (138,283), Dan Brown (129,645), Anne McCaffrey (129,011), Orson Scott Card (129,003), Janet Evanovich (126,540), Kurt Vonnegut (120,909), Anne Rice (117,047), Dean Koontz (116,391), Douglas Adams (115,603), Dr. Seuss (114,026), George Orwell (113,299), Robert A. Heinlein (109,994), Roald Dahl (109,492), John Steinbeck (108,949), Mercedes Lackey (108,240), Charlaine Harris (102,267), Laurell K. Hamilton (99,972), George R. R. Martin (97,627), Margaret Atwood (96,990), Mark Twain (96,035), Robert Jordan (95,208), Suzanne Collins (92,468), Michael Crichton (91,952), Ernest Hemingway (91,087), Piers Anthony (90,366), Lemony Snicket (89,592), Fyodor Dostoevsky (87,809), Haruki Murakami (85,489), Ray Bradbury (83,999), Philip Pullman (83,826), Mary Pope Osborne (81,239), Gabriel García Márquez (81,172), Anonymous (80,248), Bill Bryson (77,740), David Eddings (77,301), Jim Butcher (77,121), Tom Clancy (76,745), Philip K. Dick (76,454), Jodi Picoult (76,411), Ursula K. Le Guin (75,867), Patricia Cornwell (74,745), F. Scott Fitzgerald (73,847), Frank Herbert (72,678), J. D. Salinger (71,803), Tamora Pierce (71,271), Arthur C. Clarke (71,132), Rick Riordan (70,808), Neal Stephenson (70,267), L. M. Montgomery (69,849), Carolyn Keene (69,462), Arthur Conan Doyle (69,461), Alexander McCall Smith (67,076), Chuck Palahniuk (66,478), John Irving (66,115), Umberto Eco (65,457), Madeleine L'Engle (65,136), Stieg Larsson (64,852), Marion Zimmer Bradley (64,664), Michael Connelly (64,000), Leo Tolstoy (61,868), Nicholas Sparks (61,615)

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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