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Vital Statistics

Members 1,893,480

Books cataloged 94,387,485

Tags added 113,762,290

Unique works 8,588,254

Reviews 2,319,688

Works reviewed 841,912

Ratings 14,458,744

Member-contributed covers 4,147,462

Author pictures 83,520

Venue pictures 12,234

Groups 10,297

Talk topics 164,941

Talk messages 4,923,267

Talk touchstones 3,570,113

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 209,441

Member Giveaway books given out 535,525

Total free books given out 744,966

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (51,439 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), calum-iain (28,112 books), Nedrin (27,212 books), lyzard (27,112 books), Pages_Aplenty (26,865 books), diana.n.TBR (25,380 books, private), geoffmangum (25,225 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), Adolf_Ledesma (24,501 books), spicere (24,251 books, private), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,779 books), KigaliLibrary (22,768 books), phahut (21,768 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,505 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), jenniebooks (19,763 books), arjaygee (19,620 books), hyades (19,500 books, private), JeanLittleLibrary (19,413 books), Dureo (19,162 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), realonedet (18,542 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), tglovell (18,119 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,021 books), alaskabookworm (17,985 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,920 books), shearrob (17,765 books), DiosoLibrary (17,503 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,320 books), bertilak (17,180 books), SalemAthenaeum (17,163 books), ltcl (17,148 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11838), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6577), Schmerguls (5206), wyvernfriend (4650), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4327), jon1lambert (3765), kitchengardenbooks (3729), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3607), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3361), nwhyte (3298), AbigailAdams26 (3188), bnielsen (3166), cowpeace (2952), elisa.rolle (2864), Sullywriter (2852), ElizaJane (2753), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), antiquary (2492), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2246), aulsmith (2230), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2009), satyridae (2000), debnance (1921), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), tjsjohanna (1856), Liekederckx (1802), lamotm (1778), bintphotobooks (1738), maaward (1729), krau0098 (1721), mahallett (1720), keylawk (1718), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), jbarr5 (1685)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,640), gentlemania (70,002), calum-iain (54,254), gangleri (53,362), bertilak (47,271), mfd101 (41,942), msrau (41,640), vahistoricalsociety (38,491), DromJohn (38,340), Voglioleggere (28,191), Carolus (27,080), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,118), fnkelley (21,854), johninvienna (21,436), phillipsny04 (20,526), eromsted (18,218), Adolf_Ledesma (16,190), idiosyncratic (14,642), sgfein (14,091), hudview (13,821), Wiszard (13,810), dele2451 (13,087), PitcherBooks (12,970), IPCCLibrary (11,511), emherzog (11,261), BeitHallel (11,185), Neuromancer (10,933), freddybo1 (10,794), manikap (10,312), grbve (10,282), lmdhs (10,213), rolandperkins (10,142), HindeHouse (9,834), JanWillemNoldus (9,818), Friendshaverford (9,809), jmacaulay (9,573), kijabi1 (9,541), clpteensnewbooks (9,456), saraswati_library_mm (9,355), vpfluke (9,335), AGClibrary (9,322), cirdan747 (9,289), RobertDay (9,216), nautilus_library (8,861), LOC_YRC (8,775), PeskyLibrary (8,764), ipublishcentral (8,735), fredem (8,732), loonybaloony (8,524), Zineapothecary (8,432)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,847,686), German (1,500,735), Japanese (843,875), Spanish (578,492), Italian (557,976), Dutch (476,783), Russian (422,003), Swedish (366,678), Greek (Ancient) (324,064), Latin (255,816), Portuguese (158,731), Danish (114,162), Hebrew (105,972), Chinese (105,662), Norwegian (105,567), Finnish (73,486), Multiple languages (66,786), Polish (65,742), Arabic (63,884), Czech (59,252), English (Middle) (42,349), Hungarian (27,866), Icelandic (26,046), Turkish (25,752), Catalan (25,641)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,758 reviews), Twilight (1,946 reviews), The Book Thief (1,472 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,449 reviews), Catching Fire (1,361 reviews), Mockingjay (1,271 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,232 reviews), The Help (1,196 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,129 reviews), The Road (1,099 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,063 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,056 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,026 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,016 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,012 reviews), The Giver (963 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (910 reviews), The Graveyard Book (900 reviews), Breaking Dawn (896 reviews), New Moon (891 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (872 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (863 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (862 reviews), Divergent (848 reviews), The Lightning Thief (805 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (79,466), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (68,798), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (68,688), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (68,112), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,155), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (66,536), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,133), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (53,575), The Da Vinci Code (51,913), Nineteen Eighty-Four (50,636), Pride and Prejudice (50,048), The Catcher in the Rye (47,891), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,244), The Great Gatsby (44,325), Twilight (42,321), The Kite Runner (37,807), Animal Farm (35,997), Jane Eyre (35,888), The Hunger Games (35,850), The Lord of the Rings (34,175), Brave New World (33,907), New Moon (33,490), Angels & Demons (33,005), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,473), Life of Pi (31,728)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Wilhelm Reich in Hell (8.34), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (8.07), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.82), 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] (6.72), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.47), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.4), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.3), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.07), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.05), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.92), Wildlife (5.87), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.86), The Best Awful (5.73), An Unfortunate Woman (5.5), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.42), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.41), My Life As a Man (5.38), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), The Origami Handbook: The Classic Art of Paperfolding in Step-by-step Contemporary Projects (5.29), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.27)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Paul Jackson (7.56), Jane Wagner (5.8), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.23), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.9), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), Ollie Johnston (4.7), William R. Trumble (4.7), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.67), Frank H. Netter (4.66), Karl Elliger (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Jeff Brumbeau (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Adam Makos (4.6), Richard Williams (4.59), Albert Seba (4.59), Jonathan Larson (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), United States. (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Carla Emery (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Wallace Stevens (4.56), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.56), Stanley Kunitz (4.56), James C. Christensen (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Larry Gonick (4.55), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Aaron Becker (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.53), W. Richard Stevens (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.52), Peter Menzel (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.46), Christopher Ransom (2.13), Randy Davila (2.15), Hal Lindsey (2.37), Jessica Cutler (2.42), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.54), Simon Cox (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.59), Melissa P. (2.63), Emma Tennant (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.64), James Bradley (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Phoenix Desmond (2.66), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.66), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Anna Sam (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Simon (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.72), Trudy Baker (2.72), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Robert D. Stueart (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.79), Sharon Kendrick (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.8), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Dell Shannon (2.8), Kevin Trudeau (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Theresa Schwegel (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82), Michael Drosnin (2.83), Claude Izner (2.83), Philip Prowse (2.83), Tracy Quan (2.84)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (49.78), Marc Hempel (44.46), Wilhelm Grimm (43.43), Henry James (39.62), Gentry Lee (36.83), Paul Johnson (34.03), David Drake (30), Mark Victor Hansen (27.92), Edward FitzGerald (27.35), John L. Bull (26.46), Sam Kieth (25.33), Simone Beck (25.05), Charles Vess (24.36), Steve White (24.28), Mike Allred (20.3), Richmond Lattimore (19.75), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.71), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.44), Skip Williams (18.53), Kenneth Robeson (17.06), Lincoln Child (16.8), Richard Sapir (16.57), Quentin Blake (15.73), Deborah Turner Harris (14.95), David Ellis (14.46), Yumi Tamura (13.86), Albert Uderzo (13.64), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.32), Scott Dikkers (13.13), DVD (13.1), CLAMP (12.98), Jerry Pournelle (12.79), Nora Roberts (12.78), Saki Hiwatari (12.59), Margit Sandemo (12.53), Mercedes Lackey (12.33), Dave McKean (12.29), Walter Ralston Martin (12.24), Neta Jackson (12.21), Jack Cohen (12.1), Warren Murphy (12.07), Chie Shinohara (12.06), Jill Thompson (11.94), Friedrich Engels (11.62), James Axler (11.54), Rumiko Takahashi (11.39), Don Pendleton (11.38), Bryan Talbot (11.26), Eiichiro Oda (11.25), Roger Leloup (11.23), Yoko Kamio (11.13), Rob Kaplan (11), Various Artists (artist) (10.98), Sean Michael (10.96), Naoki Urasawa (10.94), K. H. Scheer (10.82), Gosho Aoyama (10.72), Kentaro Miura (10.69), Frank W. Abagnale (10.67), Beverly Lewis (10.47), Betty Neels (10.36), Jack Kirby (10.3), Carl Bernstein (10.29), Rick Veitch (10.12), Stefan Wolf (10.09), Naoko Takeuchi (10.05), J. T. Edson (10.03), Christine Feehan (9.95), Georgette Heyer (9.94), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.94), Anne McCaffrey (9.89), Yuu Watase (9.86), Mary Pope Osborne (9.86), Ken Akamatsu (9.77), Carolyn Keene (9.73), Piers Anthony (9.67), Lora Leigh (9.59), Natsuki Takaya (9.59), Terrance Dicks (9.58), Akimine Kamijyo (9.5), Rex Stout (9.48), David Grene (9.46), Essie Summers (9.45), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.43), John MacArthur (9.4), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.31), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.26), Tite Kubo (9.25), Daisy Meadows (9.22), Fujisawa Tooru (9.21), Kazuya Minekura (9.18), Francine Pascal (9.18), Kazuo Koike (9.16), John O'Brien (9.15), Stephanie Laurens (9.13), Takeshi Konomi (9.12), Louis L'Amour (9.11), Soryo Fuyumi (9.05), Diana Palmer (9.02), Hisaya Nakajo (8.99)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (525,885), Stephen King (396,779), Terry Pratchett (331,121), J. R. R. Tolkien (253,530), C. S. Lewis (237,571), Neil Gaiman (216,942), William Shakespeare (211,063), Nora Roberts (204,479), Agatha Christie (187,691), James Patterson (166,778), Jane Austen (163,395), Isaac Asimov (157,589), Stephenie Meyer (155,798), Charles Dickens (150,654), John Grisham (140,144), Dan Brown (130,848), Orson Scott Card (130,286), Anne McCaffrey (130,196), Janet Evanovich (128,656), Kurt Vonnegut (122,077), Anne Rice (118,409), Dean Koontz (118,027), Douglas Adams (116,796), Dr. Seuss (115,922), George Orwell (114,548), Robert A. Heinlein (111,138), Roald Dahl (110,946), John Steinbeck (109,829), Mercedes Lackey (109,353), Charlaine Harris (103,497), Laurell K. Hamilton (100,784), George R. R. Martin (99,831), Margaret Atwood (98,083), Mark Twain (97,231), Robert Jordan (96,235), Suzanne Collins (94,130), Michael Crichton (92,830), Ernest Hemingway (92,131), Piers Anthony (91,425), Lemony Snicket (90,682), Fyodor Dostoevsky (88,743), Haruki Murakami (86,847), Ray Bradbury (84,973), Philip Pullman (83,919), Mary Pope Osborne (82,416), Gabriel García Márquez (81,973), Bill Bryson (78,595), Jim Butcher (78,319), David Eddings (77,906), Jodi Picoult (77,641), Tom Clancy (77,428), Philip K. Dick (77,398), Ursula K. Le Guin (76,824), Patricia Cornwell (75,891), F. Scott Fitzgerald (74,715), Frank Herbert (73,472), Rick Riordan (72,647), J. D. Salinger (72,308), Tamora Pierce (72,177), Arthur C. Clarke (71,979), Neal Stephenson (70,773), Carolyn Keene (70,580), Anonymous (70,566), L. M. Montgomery (70,553), Arthur Conan Doyle (70,510), Alexander McCall Smith (67,825), Chuck Palahniuk (67,108), John Irving (66,626), Umberto Eco (66,197), Madeleine L'Engle (65,929), Stieg Larsson (65,619), Michael Connelly (65,455), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,220), Nicholas Sparks (62,777), Leo Tolstoy (62,537)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,841,088), non-fiction (1,980,048), fantasy (1,597,568), history (1,573,637), to-read (1,433,807), science fiction (1,142,997), mystery (1,005,185), read (776,042), biography (711,908), poetry (600,899), novel (588,953), romance (549,345), humor (523,362), literature (511,001), reference (471,755), philosophy (455,685), ebook (447,878), art (444,298), historical fiction (436,056), unread (428,151), science (422,080), religion (417,949), children's (390,224), short stories (376,551), own (348,883), picture book (341,889), series (333,472), 20th century (322,636), sf (305,399), young adult (293,660), horror (277,926), children (274,228), travel (273,175), comics (268,791), paperback (268,612), wwii (266,292), memoir (265,731), manga (264,362), music (263,041), kindle (257,373), politics (248,943), graphic novel (248,097), cookbook (238,992), animals (232,589), classic (227,317), adventure (226,935), hardcover (225,544), classics (225,379), ya (225,089), anthology (222,631), england (221,988), thriller (218,960), family (218,539), crime (216,725), (211,386), theology (209,041), psychology (207,815), 19th century (188,790), usa (187,466), historical (178,659), american (172,662), cooking (171,332), christianity (171,285), vampires (169,927), essays (169,552), math (169,514), wishlist (162,586), sff (160,001), drama (156,590), magic (154,813), english (153,772), roman (149,753), american history (145,536), photography (145,348), autobiography (145,027)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,965), African-American Literature (7,010), detective and mystery stories (5,493), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,635), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,289), 20th Century American Literature (2,893), contemporary American fiction (2,887), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,871), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,275), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,103), literatura norte-americana (2,005), criticism and interpretation (1,945), personal feelings and growth (1,870), Atlantian Reference Library (1,844), 19th Century British Literature (1,677), Cambridge University Press (1,580), picture book: intermediate (1,537), New Testament Commentaries (1,449), mother-daughter relationships (1,412), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,364), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,350), 20th century American fiction (1,319), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,283), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,249), 19th Century American Literature (1,202), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), american religious history (1,141), literary criticism and history (1,115), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,016), Littérature française. XXe (996), Native American literature (985), utopian & dystopian literature (984), Christian historical fiction (975), 20th Century United States (968), National Book Award Finalist (961), organizational development (947), library and information science (924), Contemporary American Literature (912), Penguin 20th-century Classics (895), human-animal relationships (885), United States -- History -- Civil War (877), Declaration of Independence (860), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (858), children's historical fiction (847), American History 19th Century (846), American History 20th Century (838), Österreichische Literatur (802), united states-19th century (798), Confederate States of America (748), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (731)

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