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Vital Statistics

Members 2,160,215

Books cataloged 113,861,634

Tags added 136,597,228

Unique works held 10,707,407

Unique works total 18,957,957

Reviews 3,021,327

Works reviewed 1,053,354

Ratings 17,319,752

Member-contributed covers 5,108,770

Author pictures 103,550

Venue pictures 15,116

Groups 11,158

Talk topics 190,433

Talk messages 5,988,205

Talk touchstones 4,471,102

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 289,073

Member Giveaway books given out 871,443

Total free books given out 1,160,516

50 largest libraries (see more)

cctesttc1 (85,564 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,752 books), jonathan_rigby (53,617 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), cesdemo (47,673 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), Adolf_Ledesma (41,720 books), novunus (40,507 books), e-zReader (40,068 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), calum-iain (36,604 books), scrow72 (33,425 books), Pages_Aplenty (32,084 books), jenniebooks (31,920 books), Nedrin (30,785 books), spicere (30,743 books, private), kdf_333 (30,121 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,208 books), geoffmangum (28,160 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), ltcl (26,444 books), hyades (25,708 books, private), INorris (24,583 books), Harry_Vincent (24,384 books), realonedet (24,118 books), credo (24,052 books, private), JeanLittleLibrary (23,985 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), KigaliLibrary (23,523 books), arjaygee (23,500 books), Jullievg (23,482 books), upancholi (23,062 books), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,979 books), SalemAthenaeum (22,882 books), dwhodges01 (22,333 books), howie (22,206 books), sjcmce (22,166 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,854 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (21,749 books), cordykitten (21,368 books, private), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), brs (21,071 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12627), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6705), wyvernfriend (5504), Schmerguls (5430), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5149), Sullywriter (5012), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4850), GeniusJen (4538), bnielsen (4472), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4275), AbigailAdams26 (3945), ElizaJane (3873), kitchengardenbooks (3822), burnit99 (3772), nwhyte (3734), vdb (3687), cowpeace (3659), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), jbarr5 (3366), antiquary (3226), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), TUCC (2838), sstocks (2763), shanaqui (2739), Renato (2679), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), nbmars (2382), Totarobookroom (2354), krau0098 (2350), BookstoogeLT (2304), Salsabrarian (2238), Liekederckx (2225), antimuzak (2208), comfypants (2195), tjsjohanna (2188), debnance (2175), DinadansFriend (2146), MeditationesMartini (2134), JeanLittleLibrary (2116), Budzul (2103), lamotm (2100)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (441,406), ThomasKleinert (321,102), bluetyson (296,744), eromsted (240,960), gangleri (232,212), purpleprincess1311 (220,604), cesdemo (208,752), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (170,561), Merryann (166,747), gentlemania (158,261), librisissimo (133,813), mfd101 (129,643), BookEndsIntl (127,617), guyalice (125,488), AsYouKnow_Bob (121,513), Pages_Aplenty (121,316), clpteensnewbooks (113,349), msrau (111,710), BlueTysonSS (109,641), Nedrin (109,481), philn (109,368), PitcherBooks (95,377), cdcollection (95,151), TheoClarke (93,220), MatthewCoomber (92,785), bioethics (89,402), SilentInAWay (88,902), vivir (85,588), vahistoricalsociety (84,964), wm3395 (83,103), Carolus (82,416), skullduggery (80,312), Littlemissbashful (78,830), cmorr (78,595), cwc790411 (76,718), Stitswerd (76,239), donkelly68 (75,364), robbiedeclercq (74,837), spicere (73,325), jasbro (73,115), LunaSlashSea (70,994), saraswati_library_mm (70,766), Neuromancer (68,757), cnrenner (67,100), cej1027 (65,899), Smiler69 (64,660), SeriousGrace (64,328), wyvernfriend (62,365), idiosyncratic (62,156)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,629,989), German (1,353,423), Spanish (521,635), Dutch (500,026), Italian (497,721), Swedish (304,051), Japanese (301,344), Russian (283,118), Latin (171,884), Greek (Ancient) (119,985), Portuguese (114,936), Danish (88,842), Finnish (84,548), Hebrew (62,740), Chinese (62,225), Norwegian (58,490), Polish (53,952), Arabic (48,266), Czech (40,425), Catalan (35,230), Hungarian (30,552), Turkish (23,931), Norwegian (Bokmål) (22,423), Icelandic (22,101), Multiple languages (20,174)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,014 reviews), Twilight (2,033 reviews), The Book Thief (1,742 reviews), Catching Fire (1,554 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,523 reviews), Mockingjay (1,474 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,405 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,347 reviews), The Help (1,335 reviews), The Giver (1,252 reviews), The Road (1,200 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,189 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,156 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,136 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,129 reviews), Divergent (1,127 reviews), Gone Girl (1,126 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,099 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,091 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,079 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,055 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,032 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,023 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,014 reviews), Breaking Dawn (946 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (89,164), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (76,012), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (74,917), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (74,728), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (73,203), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (72,626), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (69,320), The Hobbit (60,757), 1984 (56,007), The Da Vinci Code (55,738), Pride and Prejudice (55,529), To Kill a Mockingbird (53,807), The Catcher in the Rye (52,325), The Great Gatsby (49,527), Twilight (45,145), The Hunger Games (41,458), The Kite Runner (40,953), Animal Farm (40,254), Jane Eyre (40,213), Brave New World (37,617), The Lord of the Rings (37,345), New Moon (35,893), Angels & Demons (35,730), The Fellowship of the Ring (35,309), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (35,045)

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), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.88), 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 Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.82), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.82), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.8), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (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), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.77), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.77), The Complete Far Side (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), Under the North Star (4.76), The Annotated Persuasion (4.76), David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 (4.76)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lorraine Pestell (5), Gary Stone (5), Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.75), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.74), William R. Trumble (4.7), David Ferrers (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Karl Elliger (4.65), William M. Gaines (4.64), Frank H. Netter (4.64), Richard Williams (4.62), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), George Frideric Handel (4.59), Bryan Stevenson (4.59), Luigi Serafini (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.58), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.58), Drew Daywalt (4.58), June Hiatt (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Russel Lazega (4.56), Harold McGee (4.55), Steve Purcell (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.55), Don Rosa (4.55), Albert Seba (4.54), Lindsay Mattick (4.54), Carla Emery (4.54), Jeff Brumbeau (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), James Jean (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.52), Ki Longfellow (4.52), John Williams (4.52), Alexander Roberts (4.52), Tom Tierney (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.51), Stanley Kunitz (4.51), Brandon Stanton (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.51), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.67), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.19), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Hal Lindsey (2.39), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.54), Simon Cox (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.67), Ellen Fein (2.68), Alexander Campion (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Janet Groth (2.7), Simon (2.7), Trudy Baker (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Anna Sam (2.72), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Douglas Monroe (2.74), Eden Cole (2.75), Robin Kirman (2.75), Andrew Keen (2.75), Michael Drosnin (2.77), Charlotte Roche (2.78), James Bradley (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Nostradamus (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tracy Quan (2.81), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Mitzi Szereto (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Robert D. Stueart (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.82), Heleen van Royen (2.82), Kevin Trudeau (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, Ann Brashares, Naomi Novik, Jennifer Weiner, Patrick Rothfuss, James Rollins, Joe Hill, Nancy Holder, Elizabeth Bear, James Dashner, Lisa See, Katie MacAlister, Andrew Gross, John Carey, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Chaon, Janny Wurts, Melissa Marr, Manon Smits, Susan Mallery, Jo Beverley, Tite Kubo, Sharon Kay Penman, Susan Wittig Albert, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Alan Furst, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Randy Alcorn, Edward R. Tufte, Sarah Addison Allen, Marie Jones, Sharon Lee, Alma Flor Ada, Matthew Pearl, Geerten Meijsing, Sherryl Woods, Lynn Viehl, Neal Asher — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (586,059), Stephen King (449,075), Terry Pratchett (367,200), J. R. R. Tolkien (286,967), C. S. Lewis (272,957), Neil Gaiman (248,941), William Shakespeare (240,151), Nora Roberts (240,111), Agatha Christie (220,061), James Patterson (204,006), Jane Austen (183,246), Isaac Asimov (175,805), Charles Dickens (172,627), Stephenie Meyer (170,324), John Grisham (161,556), Janet Evanovich (146,554), Orson Scott Card (144,169), Dan Brown (143,981), Dr. Seuss (142,858), Anne McCaffrey (142,706), Dean Koontz (135,901), Kurt Vonnegut (134,395), Anne Rice (130,164), Roald Dahl (129,461), George Orwell (128,590), Douglas Adams (127,884), John Steinbeck (123,359), George R. R. Martin (122,453), Robert A. Heinlein (121,138), Mercedes Lackey (120,891), Charlaine Harris (116,642), Margaret Atwood (112,161), Mark Twain (111,538), Suzanne Collins (111,286), Laurell K. Hamilton (109,586), Robert Jordan (107,147), Mary Pope Osborne (105,020), Lemony Snicket (104,966), Ernest Hemingway (104,110), Michael Crichton (103,303), Piers Anthony (99,551), Fyodor Dostoevsky (99,498), Haruki Murakami (99,467), Rick Riordan (97,127), Ray Bradbury (96,700), Jim Butcher (92,531), Philip Pullman (92,483), Gabriel García Márquez (90,871), Khaled Hosseini (90,515), Bill Bryson (88,535), Philip K. Dick (87,562), Jodi Picoult (87,474), Patricia Cornwell (87,343), Ursula K. Le Guin (87,224), David Eddings (85,138), Tom Clancy (84,681), F. Scott Fitzgerald (84,086), Carolyn Keene (83,789), Arthur Conan Doyle (83,561), Frank Herbert (80,822), L. M. Montgomery (80,237), Arthur C. Clarke (80,036), Tamora Pierce (79,398), Michael Connelly (79,120), J. D. Salinger (78,773), Neal Stephenson (78,561), Alexander McCall Smith (78,051), Madeleine L'Engle (73,929), Umberto Eco (73,635), Chuck Palahniuk (73,226), Stieg Larsson (73,047), Nicholas Sparks (72,966), John Irving (72,237), Clive Cussler (72,091), Leo Tolstoy (71,624)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,378,298), to-read (2,815,786), non-fiction (2,244,722), fantasy (1,792,841), history (1,772,786), science fiction (1,278,573), mystery (1,159,882), read (867,210), biography (810,970), poetry (668,937), novel (656,521), romance (646,283), ebook (611,880), humor (584,819), literature (566,841), historical fiction (521,817), reference (507,504), philosophy (502,551), art (498,078), science (475,739), religion (462,532), unread (456,596), children's (433,454), short stories (418,932), picture book (410,312), series (397,303), kindle (389,623), own (386,824), 20th century (375,869), young adult (351,807), sf (332,043), horror (315,488), wwii (314,163), children (310,806), music (305,404), comics (304,979), memoir (304,579), manga (296,790), paperback (296,632), travel (295,044), politics (280,826), animals (279,723), adventure (272,632), family (268,252), ya (265,781), cookbook (263,895), thriller (263,741), classics (256,407), england (253,982), crime (250,036), hardcover (247,806), classic (246,537), anthology (244,215), graphic novel (239,652), psychology (232,392), theology (231,726), usa (215,804), 19th century (210,848), (207,818), historical (204,526), christianity (189,484), american (189,087), essays (188,431), cooking (186,684), math (186,139), vampires (184,358), library (182,148), magic (179,539), wishlist (177,298), drama (176,597), roman (170,640), english (170,305), photography (169,540), american history (168,746), autobiography (164,104)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,987), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,655), Mystery and detective stories (8,868), African-American Literature (7,789), Science Fiction and Fantasy (7,240), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (6,055), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,526), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,488), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,413), 20th Century American Literature (3,404), contemporary American fiction (3,297), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,268), criticism and interpretation (2,219), personal feelings and growth (1,899), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,769), mother-daughter relationships (1,760), 19th Century British Literature (1,721), picture book: intermediate (1,664), Cambridge University Press (1,649), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,478), anthologies and collections (1,453), 20th century American fiction (1,432), Christian historical fiction (1,394), literary criticism and history (1,362), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,347), 19th Century American Literature (1,292), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,269), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,265), american religious history (1,260), Incarnations of Immortality (1,209), human-animal relationships (1,182), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,173), Contemporary American Literature (1,139), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,134), Native American literature (1,129), 20th Century United States (1,119), National Book Award Finalist (1,112), library and information science (1,107), Declaration of Independence (1,063), organizational development (1,049), Anthologies (multiple authors) (1,026), Littérature française. XXe (1,004), Mystery and detective fiction (983), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (972), young adult science fiction (969), Penguin 20th-century Classics (963), children's historical fiction (915), father-daughter relationship (909), American History 19th Century (907)

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