HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Zeitgeist Overview

More information than you require.

Vital Statistics

Members 1,884,288

Books cataloged 93,919,974

Tags added 113,138,799

Unique works 8,551,599

Reviews 2,296,836

Works reviewed 834,487

Ratings 14,372,032

Member-contributed covers 4,117,131

Author pictures 82,783

Venue pictures 12,153

Groups 10,275

Talk topics 164,091

Talk messages 4,890,473

Talk touchstones 3,540,166

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 206,586

Member Giveaway books given out 509,476

Total free books given out 716,062

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (51,347 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), calum-iain (27,691 books), Nedrin (27,155 books), lyzard (27,098 books), Pages_Aplenty (26,500 books), diana.n.TBR (25,187 books, private), stansteiner (25,039 books), geoffmangum (24,931 books), Adolf_Ledesma (24,049 books), credo (24,001 books, private), spicere (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,793 books), KigaliLibrary (22,750 books), phahut (21,768 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,498 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,620 books), hyades (19,430 books, private), JeanLittleLibrary (19,367 books), jenniebooks (19,365 books), Dureo (19,162 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), tglovell (18,100 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,013 books), alaskabookworm (17,926 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,885 books), shearrob (17,765 books), DiosoLibrary (17,474 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,196 books), SalemAthenaeum (17,143 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private), bertilak (17,116 books), shop20q (16,834 books), ltcl (16,818 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11770), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6561), Schmerguls (5199), wyvernfriend (4622), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4295), jon1lambert (3751), kitchengardenbooks (3723), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3596), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3333), nwhyte (3288), AbigailAdams26 (3185), bnielsen (3135), cowpeace (2919), elisa.rolle (2862), Sullywriter (2852), ElizaJane (2713), shanaqui (2673), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), antiquary (2461), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2236), antimuzak (2206), aulsmith (2188), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2011), satyridae (2000), debnance (1910), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), tjsjohanna (1848), Liekederckx (1802), lamotm (1767), bintphotobooks (1736), maaward (1729), keylawk (1716), mahallett (1709), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702), krau0098 (1694), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), nbmars (1657)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,636), gentlemania (69,488), calum-iain (53,816), gangleri (53,362), bertilak (46,904), msrau (41,639), mfd101 (41,632), DromJohn (38,337), vahistoricalsociety (38,319), Voglioleggere (28,026), Carolus (27,080), Wraith_Ravenscroft (23,542), fnkelley (21,723), johninvienna (21,228), phillipsny04 (20,525), eromsted (18,198), Adolf_Ledesma (15,745), idiosyncratic (14,601), sgfein (14,078), Wiszard (13,795), hudview (13,603), dele2451 (12,853), PitcherBooks (12,807), IPCCLibrary (11,321), emherzog (11,204), BeitHallel (11,185), Neuromancer (10,932), freddybo1 (10,755), manikap (10,312), grbve (10,229), lmdhs (10,166), rolandperkins (10,051), HindeHouse (9,834), JanWillemNoldus (9,811), Friendshaverford (9,781), jmacaulay (9,573), kijabi1 (9,531), clpteensnewbooks (9,455), saraswati_library_mm (9,314), AGClibrary (9,306), vpfluke (9,292), cirdan747 (9,289), RobertDay (9,207), nautilus_library (8,830), ipublishcentral (8,734), fredem (8,714), PeskyLibrary (8,710), LOC_YRC (8,611), loonybaloony (8,524), Zineapothecary (8,431)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,836,428), German (1,492,485), Japanese (839,030), Spanish (575,557), Italian (554,955), Dutch (474,236), Russian (420,027), Swedish (364,542), Greek (Ancient) (323,156), Latin (254,331), Portuguese (157,915), Danish (114,119), Hebrew (105,345), Chinese (105,207), Norwegian (105,078), Finnish (72,312), Multiple languages (65,769), Polish (65,393), Arabic (63,777), Czech (59,041), English (Middle) (42,225), Hungarian (27,650), Icelandic (25,888), Turkish (25,618), Catalan (25,372)

recent users

Ceiteag, ANG3l77, Catalaina, MrFknPresident, Hook24, ladypembroke, beckdg, alselwyn, penicolas, JerryBird, LisaYork, Kuroonehalf, MoohMooh, dishapublication, randcraw, fakefreakinaddy, tomithy_c, AndrewCalderwood, nix0310, zsro, sam537, Deimos27, Lilmisette, canVANucks, ScottatOSU, Coulson72, ThomasSweeney, danhibbert, cmflibrary, BStaats, SonjaLi, Jameshalliday, rwilliab, ebr_oculocad1, jimdascot, nannersmom, franzeee, NUSCFGLibrary, NonnaAndie, ari.ver.aci, shelle1969, shannoninheels, LunaOtaku, KatherineR, Adrienne901, OpusRex, jackyjc1, greatbookescapes, gdelreal, Manuel1988, kristennicoson, Laurajtl, kristyharding, Lizzyweber, bookhog1614, athina3, nitanunn, HolleyLibrary123456, BookishMs, MiktlanX, kejarzom, britbud1, tiffanycoburn, kellyfrank1, JamesHarper, stthomastp, lauraborabora, Jonah.Mae, MoniaMonia, uepuejq, Teodor_Voinikov, Maji46, bb007rn, jasbir_pro, Bobski2002, blueoyster, walksaloneatnight, hexaflexagon, AKammerman, Mrs.Lepin, drewmc1, Dennisvdvoort, NineBandedBooks, Johnbmarshall, kellilee, ClaraRms, guymcc, leticiamaktura, ashlou6225, CBMomma, Michelle_Detorie, BellevueU, PPS_Placemaking, PFBCLibrary, NJPaige, de22po, calumoth, hetki, Alyssa.Scheidemann, Skews.Me

25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,743 reviews), Twilight (1,940 reviews), The Book Thief (1,465 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,444 reviews), Catching Fire (1,356 reviews), Mockingjay (1,262 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,226 reviews), The Help (1,194 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1,124 reviews), The Road (1,098 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,062 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,049 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,022 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,015 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,012 reviews), The Giver (952 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (910 reviews), The Graveyard Book (897 reviews), Breaking Dawn (893 reviews), New Moon (888 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (872 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (857 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (845 reviews), Divergent (843 reviews), The Lightning Thief (800 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (79,239), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (68,629), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (68,482), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (67,880), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (66,954), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (66,328), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,094), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (53,381), The Da Vinci Code (51,817), Nineteen Eighty-Four (50,469), Pride and Prejudice (49,887), The Catcher in the Rye (47,741), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,086), The Great Gatsby (44,150), Twilight (42,207), The Kite Runner (37,699), Animal Farm (35,850), Jane Eyre (35,793), The Hunger Games (35,600), The Lord of the Rings (34,078), Brave New World (33,766), New Moon (33,394), Angels & Demons (32,937), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,377), Life of Pi (31,633)

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), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.72), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (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) (5.46), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.46), 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 (5.8), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.23), Tom Tomorrow (5.18), Jay Rubin (4.9), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), William R. Trumble (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.67), Luigi Serafini (4.67), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Jeff Brumbeau (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Richard Williams (4.59), Albert Seba (4.59), Jonathan Larson (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.59), Adam Makos (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), Stanley Kunitz (4.56), James C. Christensen (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Larry Gonick (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Menena Cottin (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.52), Peter Menzel (4.52), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.52), Aaron Becker (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 (2.46), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), Michael Gerber (2.53), John B. Olson (2.53), Sue Lange (2.55), 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), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.66), John Milne (2.69), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Simon (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.72), Anna Sam (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), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.79), Sharon Kendrick (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), Jessica Adams (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.82), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82), Michael Drosnin (2.83), Claude Izner (2.83), Mel Gilden (2.83)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (49.55), Marc Hempel (44.3), Wilhelm Grimm (39.72), Gentry Lee (36.69), Paul Johnson (33.79), David Drake (29.95), Mark Victor Hansen (27.81), Edward FitzGerald (27.29), John L. Bull (26.41), Sam Kieth (25.21), Simone Beck (24.9), Charles Vess (24.26), Steve White (24.22), Mike Allred (20.23), Richmond Lattimore (19.68), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.65), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.34), Skip Williams (18.54), Quentin Blake (17.19), Kenneth Robeson (17.06), Lincoln Child (16.63), Richard Sapir (16.48), Deborah Turner Harris (14.88), David Ellis (14.25), Yumi Tamura (13.77), Albert Uderzo (13.51), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.28), DVD (13.1), Scott Dikkers (13.09), CLAMP (12.92), Jerry Pournelle (12.74), Margit Sandemo (12.72), Nora Roberts (12.71), Saki Hiwatari (12.53), Mercedes Lackey (12.28), Dave McKean (12.23), Walter Ralston Martin (12.19), Neta Jackson (12.12), Jack Cohen (12.07), Chie Shinohara (12.05), Warren Murphy (11.99), Jill Thompson (11.88), Friedrich Engels (11.56), James Axler (11.51), Don Pendleton (11.3), Rumiko Takahashi (11.3), Bryan Talbot (11.19), Eiichiro Oda (11.17), Yoko Kamio (11.08), Rob Kaplan (10.96), Various Artists (artist) (10.95), Sean Michael (10.92), Roger Leloup (10.91), K. H. Scheer (10.8), Naoki Urasawa (10.77), Frank W. Abagnale (10.65), Kentaro Miura (10.63), Gosho Aoyama (10.6), Henry James (10.6), Betty Neels (10.36), Beverly Lewis (10.35), Carl Bernstein (10.24), Jack Kirby (10.22), Rick Veitch (10.04), J. T. Edson (10), Stefan Wolf (10), Naoko Takeuchi (9.96), Christine Feehan (9.93), Georgette Heyer (9.91), Anne McCaffrey (9.86), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.83), Mary Pope Osborne (9.81), Yuu Watase (9.77), Ken Akamatsu (9.68), Carolyn Keene (9.68), Piers Anthony (9.62), Lora Leigh (9.56), Natsuki Takaya (9.56), Terrance Dicks (9.53), Rex Stout (9.45), David Grene (9.43), John MacArthur (9.37), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.29), John O'Brien (9.29), Akimine Kamijyo (9.2), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.19), Francine Pascal (9.19), Fujisawa Tooru (9.18), Kazuya Minekura (9.17), Daisy Meadows (9.16), Tite Kubo (9.14), Kazuo Koike (9.12), Takeshi Konomi (9.12), Stephanie Laurens (9.11), Louis L'Amour (9.07), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.06), Soryo Fuyumi (9.03), Hisaya Nakajo (9.02), Diana Palmer (8.99), BA Tortuga (8.98)

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, Chris Bohjalian, Elizabeth Bear, 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, Randy Alcorn, Matthew Pearl, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Sharon Lee, Lynn Viehl, Sarah Addison Allen, Sholem Berger, Geerten Meijsing, Tatiana Holway, Neal Asher, Sabrina Jeffries, Andrew Vachss, Sherryl Woods, Charlotte Hughes — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (524,391), Stephen King (394,551), Terry Pratchett (329,947), J. R. R. Tolkien (252,421), C. S. Lewis (236,912), Neil Gaiman (215,697), William Shakespeare (210,527), Nora Roberts (203,383), Agatha Christie (186,702), James Patterson (166,101), Jane Austen (162,815), Isaac Asimov (156,658), Stephenie Meyer (155,268), Charles Dickens (149,906), John Grisham (139,289), Dan Brown (130,420), Anne McCaffrey (129,817), Orson Scott Card (129,710), Janet Evanovich (127,589), Kurt Vonnegut (121,464), Anne Rice (117,891), Dean Koontz (117,395), Douglas Adams (116,388), Dr. Seuss (115,148), George Orwell (114,112), Robert A. Heinlein (110,703), Roald Dahl (110,565), John Steinbeck (109,571), Mercedes Lackey (108,934), Charlaine Harris (103,025), Laurell K. Hamilton (100,578), George R. R. Martin (99,043), Margaret Atwood (97,625), Mark Twain (96,846), Robert Jordan (95,880), Suzanne Collins (93,355), Michael Crichton (92,515), Ernest Hemingway (91,701), Piers Anthony (90,913), Lemony Snicket (90,229), Fyodor Dostoevsky (88,461), Haruki Murakami (86,163), Ray Bradbury (84,630), Philip Pullman (84,293), Mary Pope Osborne (82,042), Gabriel García Márquez (81,652), Bill Bryson (78,316), Jim Butcher (77,972), David Eddings (77,639), Tom Clancy (77,211), Philip K. Dick (77,114), Jodi Picoult (77,105), Ursula K. Le Guin (76,439), Patricia Cornwell (75,555), Anonymous (75,095), F. Scott Fitzgerald (74,393), Frank Herbert (73,142), J. D. Salinger (72,118), Tamora Pierce (71,987), Rick Riordan (71,908), Arthur C. Clarke (71,694), Neal Stephenson (70,508), Carolyn Keene (70,245), L. M. Montgomery (70,228), Arthur Conan Doyle (70,078), Alexander McCall Smith (67,553), Chuck Palahniuk (66,864), John Irving (66,419), Umberto Eco (66,010), Madeleine L'Engle (65,621), Stieg Larsson (65,357), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,080), Michael Connelly (64,859), Leo Tolstoy (62,291), Nicholas Sparks (62,262)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,804,688), non-fiction (1,960,387), fantasy (1,587,523), history (1,557,866), to-read (1,375,434), science fiction (1,134,950), mystery (994,771), read (770,631), biography (704,885), poetry (596,108), novel (584,936), romance (544,602), humor (519,260), literature (507,505), reference (469,492), philosophy (452,620), art (441,253), ebook (434,779), historical fiction (431,190), unread (426,835), science (417,318), religion (415,138), children's (387,841), short stories (373,796), own (348,253), picture book (337,214), series (330,078), 20th century (321,034), sf (303,324), young adult (291,597), horror (275,129), children (272,097), travel (269,143), paperback (265,679), memoir (263,471), comics (262,033), wwii (261,403), music (261,211), manga (260,404), kindle (249,608), politics (247,236), graphic novel (245,646), cookbook (237,303), animals (229,635), classic (226,272), adventure (223,655), classics (223,581), hardcover (222,391), anthology (221,595), ya (221,443), england (219,099), thriller (215,677), family (214,732), crime (214,117), (211,481), theology (207,134), psychology (205,909), 19th century (187,549), usa (185,149), historical (177,363), american (171,630), christianity (169,989), cooking (169,921), vampires (169,193), essays (168,313), math (168,235), wishlist (163,445), sff (156,193), drama (155,585), magic (153,301), english (152,496), roman (147,468), photography (144,106), american history (144,073), autobiography (143,909)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,789), African-American Literature (6,972), detective and mystery stories (5,439), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,594), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,271), 20th Century American Literature (2,870), contemporary American fiction (2,846), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,839), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,252), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,095), literatura norte-americana (1,979), criticism and interpretation (1,904), personal feelings and growth (1,868), Atlantian Reference Library (1,843), 19th Century British Literature (1,675), Cambridge University Press (1,578), picture book: intermediate (1,537), mother-daughter relationships (1,395), New Testament Commentaries (1,395), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,352), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,345), 20th century American fiction (1,317), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,283), 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,229), 19th Century American Literature (1,199), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), american religious history (1,130), literary criticism and history (1,111), Littérature française. XXe (992), Metropolitan Museum of Art (987), utopian & dystopian literature (983), Native American literature (976), 20th Century United States (963), Christian historical fiction (962), National Book Award Finalist (952), organizational development (939), human-animal relationships (934), library and information science (922), Contemporary American Literature (912), United States -- History -- Civil War (870), American History 19th Century (861), Declaration of Independence (855), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (851), children's historical fiction (834), American History 20th Century (831), united states-19th century (793), Österreichische Literatur (786), Confederate States of America (738), British Historical Fiction (731), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (724)

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 93,919,974 books! | Top bar: Always visible