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Vital Statistics

Members 2,222,161

Books cataloged 118,601,261

Tags added 138,301,158

Unique works held 11,241,135

Unique works total 20,019,793

Reviews 3,137,497

Works reviewed 1,093,018

Ratings 17,789,614

Member-contributed covers 5,349,952

Author pictures 107,673

Venue pictures 15,437

Groups 11,274

Talk topics 195,452

Talk messages 6,179,764

Talk touchstones 4,627,715

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 303,076

Member Giveaway books given out 916,259

Total free books given out 1,219,335

50 largest libraries (see more)

cctesttc1 (95,505 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,759 books), LibraryImporter (55,907 books), jonathan_rigby (53,728 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), cesdemo (47,677 books), e-zReader (45,638 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), Adolf_Ledesma (43,625 books), novunus (40,518 books), GrandPromus (38,529 books), calum-iain (38,241 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), Pages_Aplenty (34,958 books), scrow72 (33,425 books), jenniebooks (32,293 books), spicere (31,741 books, private), Nedrin (31,367 books), kel.wright (30,921 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), ltcl (28,640 books), geoffmangum (28,619 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,372 books), hyades (26,782 books, private), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), kday_working (25,381 books), SalemAthenaeum (25,057 books), Harry_Vincent (25,040 books), davidgn (24,858 books), JeanLittleLibrary (24,698 books), arjaygee (24,340 books), realonedet (24,118 books), credo (24,052 books, private), sjcmce (23,738 books), KigaliLibrary (23,620 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), Jullievg (23,482 books), dwhodges01 (23,287 books), cordykitten (23,274 books, private), upancholi (23,062 books), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,997 books), howie (22,361 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (22,072 books), Leischen (21,887 books), phahut (21,864 books, private)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12771), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6705), wyvernfriend (5612), Schmerguls (5474), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5145), Sullywriter (5012), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4861), bnielsen (4587), GeniusJen (4538), jon1lambert (4440), occult (4420), AbigailAdams26 (4272), jhawn (4097), ElizaJane (4044), kitchengardenbooks (3825), nwhyte (3793), burnit99 (3774), cowpeace (3726), jbarr5 (3719), vdb (3687), TUCC (3452), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (3362), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), sstocks (2763), Renato (2744), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), nbmars (2485), krau0098 (2471), BeitHallel (2467), BookstoogeLT (2399), Totarobookroom (2354), Liekederckx (2327), bibliest (2308), SerenaYates (2274), tjsjohanna (2254), JeanLittleLibrary (2252), Salsabrarian (2252), DinadansFriend (2248), MeditationesMartini (2246), comfypants (2238), antimuzak (2208)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (474,534), ThomasKleinert (324,521), bluetyson (296,733), eromsted (249,143), gangleri (232,154), purpleprincess1311 (220,169), cesdemo (208,513), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (177,117), Merryann (166,680), gentlemania (158,148), BookEndsIntl (147,199), librisissimo (137,024), mfd101 (133,915), Pages_Aplenty (133,436), guyalice (130,007), AsYouKnow_Bob (124,622), MatthewCoomber (117,163), clpteensnewbooks (112,957), msrau (111,655), Nedrin (111,485), BlueTysonSS (109,458), philn (109,313), PitcherBooks (102,116), cdcollection (97,361), TheoClarke (94,562), vivir (90,897), bioethics (89,402), SilentInAWay (88,278), donkelly68 (86,275), cwc790411 (86,155), vahistoricalsociety (84,801), skullduggery (83,107), Littlemissbashful (83,053), wm3395 (82,569), Carolus (82,369), Stitswerd (79,998), cmorr (78,364), jasbro (76,308), spicere (75,593), robbiedeclercq (74,600), saraswati_library_mm (72,777), LunaSlashSea (72,505), cnrenner (68,855), Neuromancer (68,204), idiosyncratic (66,844), cej1027 (66,669), SeriousGrace (66,235), Smiler69 (64,810), wyvernfriend (62,696)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,608,010), German (1,325,138), Spanish (536,517), Dutch (513,019), Italian (497,343), Swedish (305,301), Russian (257,229), Japanese (237,004), Latin (167,596), Portuguese (111,971), Greek (Ancient) (109,460), Danish (87,676), Finnish (87,484), Chinese (60,883), Hebrew (58,320), Polish (54,152), Norwegian (53,339), Arabic (46,836), Czech (40,902), Catalan (36,766), Hungarian (30,990), Norwegian (Bokmål) (23,363), Turkish (22,672), Greek (21,866), Icelandic (19,217)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,033 reviews), Twilight (2,041 reviews), The Book Thief (1,755 reviews), Catching Fire (1,567 reviews), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1,532 reviews), Mockingjay (1,493 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,454 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,362 reviews), The Help (1,349 reviews), The Giver (1,281 reviews), The Road (1,220 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,218 reviews), Gone Girl (1,164 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,159 reviews), Divergent (1,157 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,154 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,135 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,124 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,113 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,108 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,062 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,045 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,044 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,035 reviews), The Lightning Thief (955 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (92,024), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (78,067), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (76,612), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (76,575), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (74,775), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (74,336), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (70,970), The Hobbit; or There and Back Again (64,606), 1984 (57,616), Pride and Prejudice (56,931), The Da Vinci Code (56,662), To Kill a Mockingbird (55,362), The Catcher in the Rye (53,469), The Great Gatsby (50,846), Twilight (45,870), The Hunger Games (42,879), The Kite Runner (41,716), Jane Eyre (41,375), Animal Farm (41,075), Brave New World (38,539), The Lord of the Rings {complete} (38,274), New Moon (36,460), Angels & Demons (36,455), The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (36,264), Fahrenheit 451 (35,934)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlocked (4.96), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (4.9), Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear, Headwear and Accessories for Men and Women, c1540-1660 (4.88), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.88), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.83), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.8), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.79), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.77), The Annotated Persuasion (4.77), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.76), The Complete Far Side (4.76), Under the North Star (4.76), Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume 2: 1982-1984 (4.76), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.76), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.76)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.83), Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.75), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.73), William R. Trumble (4.7), Baha'u'llah (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Sharon Miller (4.69), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Ollie Johnston (4.67), William M. Gaines (4.66), Frank H. Netter (4.66), Karl Elliger (4.65), John J. Palmer (4.63), Harold Abelson (4.63), Jennifer Block (4.62), Colette Wolff (4.62), Richard Williams (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Jonathan B. Parshall (4.62), Angie Thomas (4.61), Bryan Stevenson (4.59), Luigi Serafini (4.59), George Frideric Handel (4.58), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.58), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.56), Drew Daywalt (4.56), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.56), Russel Lazega (4.56), Harold McGee (4.55), Michael Whelan (4.55), Jeff Brumbeau (4.55), Don Rosa (4.55), Nabeel Qureshi (4.55), John Williams (4.55), Lindsay Mattick (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Carla Emery (4.54), Brant Pitre (4.54), Andrew Loomis (4.53), Albert Seba (4.53), Deborah Chandler (4.53), Ruth Manning-Sanders (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), June Hiatt (4.53), James Jean (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.66), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.19), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.22), Hal Lindsey (2.39), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Hannah Tennant-Moore (2.48), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.55), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.67), Alexander Campion (2.68), Adèle Lang (2.68), John Milne (2.69), Janet Groth (2.69), Simon (2.7), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.7), Anna Sam (2.7), Catherine Millet (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.71), Douglas Monroe (2.71), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Robin Kirman (2.75), Eden Cole (2.76), Ellen Fein (2.76), Michael Drosnin (2.77), Andrew Keen (2.77), Vonna Harper (2.77), Charlotte Roche (2.77), Cook Coleridge (2.79), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tara Bray Smith (2.8), Tracy Quan (2.8), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Barbara Siegel (2.82), Heleen van Royen (2.82), Matthew Klam (2.82)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

Lee Child, Diana Gabaldon, Don Maitz, John Green, Brandon Sanderson, Sandra Brown, David Brin, Laurie R. King, Jon Scieszka, Jude Deveraux, Laurie Halse Anderson, Diane Duane, Patrick Rothfuss, Naomi Novik, Ann Brashares, Jennifer Weiner, James Rollins, Joe Hill, Nancy Holder, Elizabeth Bear, James Dashner, Lisa See, Katie MacAlister, Andrew Gross, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Chaon, Janny Wurts, Manon Smits, Susan Mallery, Melissa Marr, Jo Beverley, Tite Kubo, Susan Wittig Albert, Sharon Kay Penman, Alan M. Clark, Joan Holub, Adriana Trigiani, Randy Alcorn, Susan Wiggs, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Alan Furst, Sarah Addison Allen, Edward R. Tufte, Alma Flor Ada, Sharon Lee, Sherryl Woods, Matthew Pearl, Geerten Meijsing, Deborah Harkness, Lynn Viehl — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (603,712), Stephen King (464,099), Terry Pratchett (375,687), J.R.R. Tolkien (294,312), C. S. Lewis (282,305), Neil Gaiman (256,060), William Shakespeare (247,813), Nora Roberts (247,305), Agatha Christie (224,098), James Patterson (212,860), Jane Austen (188,272), Isaac Asimov (180,217), Charles Dickens (178,249), Stephenie Meyer (173,514), John Grisham (166,995), Dr. Seuss (151,320), Janet Evanovich (150,114), Dan Brown (147,325), Orson Scott Card (146,918), Anne McCaffrey (145,270), Dean Koontz (139,674), Kurt Vonnegut (136,934), Roald Dahl (134,646), Anne Rice (132,765), George Orwell (131,898), Douglas Adams (130,704), George R. R. Martin (127,575), John Steinbeck (126,830), Robert A. Heinlein (123,716), Mercedes Lackey (123,201), Charlaine Harris (119,805), Margaret Atwood (116,099), Mark Twain (115,549), Suzanne Collins (115,311), Mary Pope Osborne (114,713), Laurell K. Hamilton (111,071), Robert Jordan (109,586), Lemony Snicket (109,327), Ernest Hemingway (106,904), Michael Crichton (106,191), Rick Riordan (104,289), Haruki Murakami (102,484), Fyodor Dostoevsky (102,400), Piers Anthony (101,631), Ray Bradbury (99,189), Jim Butcher (94,660), Philip Pullman (94,553), Gabriel García Márquez (93,095), Bill Bryson (90,586), Philip K. Dick (90,226), Ursula K. Le Guin (89,673), Jodi Picoult (89,651), Patricia Cornwell (89,239), Carolyn Keene (88,372), Arthur Conan Doyle (86,861), David Eddings (86,785), F. Scott Fitzgerald (86,543), L. M. Montgomery (83,094), Tom Clancy (82,543), Frank Herbert (82,535), Arthur C. Clarke (82,041), Michael Connelly (82,017), Tamora Pierce (81,301), J. D. Salinger (80,328), Alexander McCall Smith (80,294), Neal Stephenson (80,254), Anonymous (78,287), Madeleine L'Engle (76,267), Nicholas Sparks (75,543), Umberto Eco (75,398), Clive Cussler (74,989), Stieg Larsson (74,737), Chuck Palahniuk (74,496), R. L. Stine (74,153), Leo Tolstoy (73,815)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,524,623), to-read (3,105,578), non-fiction (2,329,236), fantasy (1,848,107), history (1,827,256), science fiction (1,319,171), mystery (1,195,653), read (886,658), biography (839,662), poetry (687,940), novel (674,142), romance (669,053), ebook (644,584), humor (597,355), literature (582,106), historical fiction (542,170), reference (517,197), philosophy (516,524), art (514,757), science (491,417), religion (475,584), unread (465,479), children's (453,485), short stories (430,602), picture book (429,923), kindle (428,391), series (412,642), own (394,102), 20th century (372,090), young adult (364,333), sf (338,735), wwii (326,151), horror (324,538), children (320,946), music (316,993), comics (315,536), memoir (314,624), manga (306,976), paperback (306,672), travel (302,787), animals (292,877), politics (289,339), adventure (282,748), family (280,080), ya (272,983), cookbook (271,181), thriller (270,885), classics (266,106), england (261,239), hardcover (258,043), crime (257,651), classic (250,851), anthology (249,650), graphic novel (248,901), psychology (238,473), theology (237,514), usa (223,409), 19th century (217,395), historical (209,397), (207,127), christianity (194,133), essays (193,539), math (191,722), american (190,776), cooking (190,461), library (188,793), vampires (186,929), wishlist (185,273), magic (184,416), drama (181,642), english (177,460), roman (176,175), photography (176,063), american history (175,858), autobiography (169,125)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (34,000), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,944), Science Fiction and Fantasy (9,413), Mystery and detective stories (9,317), African-American Literature (8,019), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,657), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,611), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,535), 20th Century American Literature (3,430), contemporary American fiction (3,421), criticism and interpretation (2,285), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,281), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (2,243), personal feelings and growth (1,937), Atlantian Reference Library (1,846), mother-daughter relationships (1,815), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,773), 19th Century British Literature (1,721), picture book: intermediate (1,652), Cambridge University Press (1,647), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,589), Literary Theory & Criticism (1,554), anthologies and collections (1,501), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,491), 20th century American fiction (1,461), Christian historical fiction (1,418), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,377), literary criticism and history (1,342), american religious history (1,310), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,304), 19th Century American Literature (1,297), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,268), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,230), Native American literature (1,225), human-animal relationships (1,223), Incarnations of Immortality (1,223), Contemporary American Literature (1,167), organizational development (1,160), National Book Award Finalist (1,160), 20th Century United States (1,145), library and information science (1,127), Declaration of Independence (1,126), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,126), Littérature française. XXe (1,103), young adult science fiction (1,102), Anthologies (multiple authors) (1,098), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (999), Penguin 20th-century Classics (966), father-daughter relationship (938), children's historical fiction (929)

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