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Vital Statistics

Members 2,087,498

Books cataloged 108,335,987

Tags added 130,669,510

Unique works held 10,150,520

Unique works total 17,783,091

Reviews 2,847,762

Works reviewed 993,964

Ratings 16,803,031

Member-contributed covers 4,833,024

Author pictures 96,685

Venue pictures 14,602

Groups 10,929

Talk topics 181,872

Talk messages 5,665,741

Talk touchstones 4,229,158

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 264,415

Member Giveaway books given out 797,118

Total free books given out 1,061,533

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), jonathan_rigby (53,014 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Adolf_Ledesma (38,703 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (34,291 books), e-zReader (32,580 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,880 books), Nedrin (29,718 books), jenniebooks (29,541 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), spicere (28,807 books, private), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,111 books), geoffmangum (27,699 books), scrow72 (26,703 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), EadieB (25,648 books), INorris (24,583 books), hyades (24,163 books, private), credo (24,003 books, private), ltcl (23,654 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), Jullievg (23,482 books), KigaliLibrary (23,322 books), EmScape (22,976 books), Harry_Vincent (22,778 books), JeanLittleLibrary (22,771 books), diana.n.TBR (22,356 books, private), howie (22,101 books), realonedet (22,033 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,762 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), mbarnes_logos (20,876 books), sjcmce (20,570 books), arjaygee (20,510 books), gangleri (20,230 books), SalemAthenaeum (20,213 books), brs (20,017 books), angelrose (19,968 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,695 books), dwhodges01 (19,560 books), Crypto-Willobie (19,536 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12472), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6656), Schmerguls (5378), wyvernfriend (5264), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5173), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4445), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4101), bnielsen (3977), kitchengardenbooks (3818), burnit99 (3765), vdb (3687), nwhyte (3603), ElizaJane (3581), AbigailAdams26 (3560), cowpeace (3509), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (3020), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), jbarr5 (2831), shanaqui (2739), sstocks (2727), Farella (2634), Renato (2599), BeitHallel (2467), Totarobookroom (2354), antimuzak (2208), nbmars (2194), krau0098 (2185), debnance (2170), Salsabrarian (2152), Budzul (2103), tjsjohanna (2103), Liekederckx (2074), HB-Library (2071), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), DinadansFriend (2017), lamotm (2002), satyridae (2000), BRCSBooks (1998), 2kidsandtired (1979), comfypants (1979)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (165,033), gentlemania (78,587), calum-iain (76,440), MatthewCoomber (69,672), bertilak (63,180), gangleri (53,201), mfd101 (47,004), vahistoricalsociety (41,908), msrau (41,461), DromJohn (38,461), Voglioleggere (32,939), Wiszard (32,652), eromsted (31,341), fnkelley (27,594), Carolus (27,077), Adolf_Ledesma (26,158), johninvienna (25,736), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,689), phillipsny04 (20,546), PitcherBooks (16,645), dele2451 (16,067), hudview (16,062), idiosyncratic (15,484), sgfein (14,399), IPCCLibrary (13,474), lolitaguy (13,240), freddybo1 (11,149), BeitHallel (11,147), lmdhs (10,975), rolandperkins (10,962), Friendshaverford (10,903), Neuromancer (10,832), grbve (10,773), vpfluke (10,355), JanWillemNoldus (10,192), PeskyLibrary (10,140), uath (10,010), CSUTheatreDance (10,006), saraswati_library_mm (9,842), RobertDay (9,829), HindeHouse (9,724), AGClibrary (9,686), kijabi1 (9,555), jmacaulay (9,536), jntjesussaves (9,451), Embarquer (9,407), nautilus_library (9,363), fredem (9,242), cirdan747 (9,230), P.S.Dorpmans (9,152)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,696,476), German (1,362,694), Spanish (609,508), Italian (532,598), Dutch (479,888), Japanese (411,411), Swedish (338,684), Russian (315,119), Latin (201,512), Greek (Ancient) (160,694), Portuguese (128,513), Danish (91,040), Finnish (82,359), Chinese (76,373), Norwegian (67,897), Hebrew (67,814), Polish (58,196), Arabic (50,366), Czech (41,994), Catalan (31,541), Hungarian (29,519), Icelandic (24,021), Multiple languages (23,563), Turkish (22,596), Greek (22,390)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,962 reviews), Twilight (2,014 reviews), The Book Thief (1,690 reviews), Catching Fire (1,525 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,510 reviews), Mockingjay (1,451 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,328 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,327 reviews), The Help (1,323 reviews), The Road (1,180 reviews), The Giver (1,179 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,142 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,141 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,126 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,126 reviews), Divergent (1,095 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,082 reviews), Gone Girl (1,073 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,062 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,062 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,017 reviews), The Graveyard Book (997 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (981 reviews), Breaking Dawn (942 reviews), New Moon (936 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (85,965), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (73,321), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (72,973), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (72,506), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (71,197), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (70,635), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (67,330), The Hobbit (58,462), The Da Vinci Code (54,630), 1984 (54,272), Pride and Prejudice (53,805), To Kill a Mockingbird (51,929), The Catcher in the Rye (50,986), The Great Gatsby (47,915), Twilight (44,229), The Kite Runner (39,995), The Hunger Games (39,729), Animal Farm (39,042), Jane Eyre (38,790), Brave New World (36,470), The Lord of the Rings (36,459), New Moon (35,170), Angels & Demons (34,966), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (34,295), The Fellowship of the Ring (34,185)

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 Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.83), 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 (4.81), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.8), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), The Complete Far Side (4.78), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.77), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.76), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.76), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.81), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.74), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), William R. Trumble (4.66), William M. Gaines (4.66), Karl Elliger (4.65), Frank H. Netter (4.65), Luigi Serafini (4.62), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Richard Williams (4.61), Don Rosa (4.6), Steve Purcell (4.59), George Frideric Handel (4.59), June Hiatt (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Russel Lazega (4.56), Stanley Kunitz (4.56), Carla Emery (4.55), Albert Seba (4.54), Bryan Stevenson (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Peter Menzel (4.54), Adam Tooze (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Alexander Roberts (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.53), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), Ki Longfellow (4.53), Matthew Desmond (4.52), Tom Tierney (4.52), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.52), David Allen Sibley (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Drew Daywalt (4.51), Menena Cottin (4.51), Jeff Brumbeau (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), The Lockman Foundation (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Susan Greenfield (0), Rich Shapero (1.63), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.15), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Hal Lindsey (2.41), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), Michael Gerber (2.53), John B. Olson (2.55), Nancy Balbirer (2.57), Simon Cox (2.58), Emma Tennant (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), The Goldman Family (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Ellen Fein (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Anna Sam (2.7), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Andrew Keen (2.73), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Simon (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Phoenix Desmond (2.73), Eden Cole (2.75), Charlotte Roche (2.76), Steve Lookner (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.77), James Bradley (2.77), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Nostradamus (2.82), Xaviera Hollander (2.82), Theresa Schwegel (2.82), Dell Shannon (2.83), Michael Avallone (2.83)

100 "completist" authors

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

Michael Scott (65.62), Alexandre Dumas (63.5), Colleen Doran (60.05), Tracy Hickman (52.88), Wilhelm Grimm (49.31), Christopher Tolkien (47.28), Marc Hempel (45.97), Gentry Lee (39.44), John White (35.29), Charles Vess (35.08), David Ellis (34.39), Mark Victor Hansen (31.02), David Drake (30.03), George R. Stewart (28.74), John L. Bull (28.5), Sam Kieth (27.81), Simone Beck (26.99), F. J. Sheed (26.78), Steve White (25.98), Jerry B. Jenkins (21.76), Mike Allred (21.46), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.57), Skip Williams (19.3), Lincoln Child (19.2), Richard Sapir (18.78), Tasha Tudor (18.46), Albert Uderzo (18.17), Kenneth Robeson (17.97), Bryan Talbot (17.23), Deborah Turner Harris (15.52), Paul Johnson (15.41), Jack Du Brul (15.39), Jerry Pournelle (14.92), Yumi Tamura (14.72), P. Craig Russell (14.64), Don Pendleton (14.57), Nora Roberts (14.3), Neta Jackson (14.15), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (14.07), Warren Murphy (13.95), CLAMP (13.91), Scott Dikkers (13.81), Chie Shinohara (13.8), DVD (13.78), Walter Ralston Martin (13.66), James Axler (13.57), Dave McKean (13.51), Margit Sandemo (13.51), Eiichiro Oda (13.32), Mercedes Lackey (13.26), Milo Manara (13.18), Jack Cohen (13.15), Ann Hood (13.08), Various Artists (13.08), Friedrich Engels (12.95), Saki Hiwatari (12.94), Henry James (12.89), Roger Leloup (12.82), Naoki Urasawa (12.71), K. J. Parker (12.66), Rumiko Takahashi (12.66), Jill Thompson (12.63), K. H. Scheer (12.61), Richard J. Foster (12.6), Daisy Meadows (12.41), Kentaro Miura (12.23), Sean Michael (12.2), Betty Neels (12.12), Naoko Takeuchi (11.91), Rob Kaplan (11.84), Yoko Kamio (11.83), Gosho Aoyama (11.78), Frank W. Abagnale (11.73), Mary Pope Osborne (11.72), Jack Kirby (11.62), Jayne Ann Krentz (11.12), Christine Feehan (11.11), Lora Leigh (11.07), Beverly Lewis (11), Carolyn Keene (10.96), J. T. Edson (10.96), Akimine Kamijyo (10.94), Carl Bernstein (10.92), Georgette Heyer (10.91), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.77), Stefan Wolf (10.76), Essie Summers (10.75), Yuu Watase (10.74), Louis L'Amour (10.69), Gilbert Morris (10.64), Anne McCaffrey (10.54), Ken Akamatsu (10.53), Francine Pascal (10.48), BA Tortuga (10.47), Rex Stout (10.44), Janette Oke (10.32), Franklin W. Dixon (10.3), Natsuki Takaya (10.3), Piers Anthony (10.25), Terrance Dicks (10.22)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (569,353), Stephen King (440,137), Terry Pratchett (357,448), J. R. R. Tolkien (277,973), C. S. Lewis (262,877), Neil Gaiman (239,723), William Shakespeare (230,398), Nora Roberts (228,759), Agatha Christie (210,555), James Patterson (192,216), Jane Austen (177,564), Isaac Asimov (170,962), Stephenie Meyer (166,620), Charles Dickens (166,246), John Grisham (155,035), Janet Evanovich (141,126), Dan Brown (140,522), Orson Scott Card (140,242), Anne McCaffrey (138,769), Dr. Seuss (134,159), Dean Koontz (131,099), Kurt Vonnegut (130,966), Anne Rice (126,907), Douglas Adams (124,997), George Orwell (124,025), Roald Dahl (123,686), John Steinbeck (119,614), Robert A. Heinlein (118,166), Mercedes Lackey (117,685), George R. R. Martin (116,989), Charlaine Harris (113,170), Margaret Atwood (107,814), Mark Twain (107,392), Laurell K. Hamilton (107,018), Suzanne Collins (106,927), Robert Jordan (104,049), Ernest Hemingway (100,848), Lemony Snicket (100,571), Michael Crichton (100,335), Mary Pope Osborne (97,280), Piers Anthony (96,832), Fyodor Dostoevsky (96,160), Haruki Murakami (95,922), Ray Bradbury (93,242), Philip Pullman (90,298), Rick Riordan (89,896), Jim Butcher (89,093), Gabriel García Márquez (88,218), Bill Bryson (85,612), Philip K. Dick (84,337), Jodi Picoult (84,018), Ursula K. Le Guin (83,933), Patricia Cornwell (83,906), Tom Clancy (83,043), David Eddings (82,793), F. Scott Fitzgerald (81,416), Arthur Conan Doyle (80,175), Carolyn Keene (79,562), Frank Herbert (78,848), Arthur C. Clarke (77,728), Tamora Pierce (77,348), L. M. Montgomery (77,273), J. D. Salinger (77,092), Neal Stephenson (76,462), Alexander McCall Smith (75,025), Michael Connelly (74,846), Umberto Eco (71,763), Madeleine L'Engle (71,459), Stieg Larsson (71,399), Chuck Palahniuk (71,390), John Irving (70,791), Nicholas Sparks (69,804), Marion Zimmer Bradley (69,049), Leo Tolstoy (69,010), Clive Cussler (68,037)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,267,917), to-read (2,476,928), non-fiction (2,193,025), fantasy (1,753,298), history (1,728,653), science fiction (1,250,139), mystery (1,130,504), read (848,459), biography (790,041), poetry (651,273), novel (644,863), romance (624,701), ebook (579,078), humor (573,747), literature (555,383), historical fiction (506,935), reference (499,566), philosophy (493,734), art (486,879), science (465,242), religion (456,134), unread (450,880), children's (422,215), short stories (410,361), picture book (392,467), series (386,818), own (380,716), 20th century (370,654), kindle (368,620), young adult (342,903), sf (324,022), horror (306,907), children (305,795), wwii (305,223), comics (298,452), memoir (295,986), music (295,907), paperback (292,238), manga (291,736), travel (289,636), politics (274,333), animals (267,808), adventure (262,058), ya (258,482), cookbook (257,608), family (256,446), thriller (252,652), classics (248,904), england (247,776), classic (243,929), hardcover (242,746), crime (242,217), anthology (240,769), graphic novel (232,747), psychology (228,029), theology (226,103), usa (208,793), (208,492), 19th century (207,287), historical (197,262), christianity (186,510), american (186,330), essays (184,779), math (183,104), vampires (182,747), cooking (182,682), library (174,848), wishlist (173,776), magic (173,362), drama (173,316), english (166,540), roman (166,292), photography (165,351), american history (163,901), autobiography (160,094)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,975), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,387), Mystery and detective stories (8,014), African-American Literature (7,689), Science Fiction and Fantasy (6,772), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (5,736), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,479), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,412), 20th Century American Literature (3,317), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,306), contemporary American fiction (3,220), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,240), criticism and interpretation (2,153), personal feelings and growth (1,891), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,801), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,769), mother-daughter relationships (1,728), picture book: intermediate (1,661), Cambridge University Press (1,608), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,583), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,464), 20th century American fiction (1,397), literary criticism and history (1,358), anthologies and collections (1,357), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,347), Christian historical fiction (1,313), 19th Century American Literature (1,286), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,264), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,235), american religious history (1,231), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,209), Incarnations of Immortality (1,202), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,134), Native American literature (1,122), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,106), human-animal relationships (1,100), National Book Award Finalist (1,088), 20th Century United States (1,072), library and information science (1,039), Declaration of Independence (1,036), organizational development (1,019), Littérature française. XXe (993), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (964), Penguin 20th-century Classics (957), young adult science fiction (943), Anthologies (multiple authors) (917), Contemporary American Literature (916), children's historical fiction (910), Literatura infanto-juvenil (894)

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