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Vital Statistics

Members 1,807,334

Books cataloged 89,572,298

Tags added 107,580,150

Unique works 8,186,064

Reviews 2,147,191

Works reviewed 790,233

Ratings 13,627,880

Member-contributed covers 3,887,038

Author pictures 78,586

Venue pictures 11,317

Groups 9,995

Talk topics 157,673

Talk messages 4,622,227

Talk touchstones 3,284,130

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 182,691

Member Giveaway books given out 402,834

Total free books given out 585,525

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (50,684 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), lyzard (26,492 books), Nedrin (25,483 books), calum-iain (25,063 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), Pages_Aplenty (24,474 books), geoffmangum (24,432 books), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,585 books), elpaolo (23,089 books, private), spicere (22,527 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,005 books), Leischen (21,721 books), EmScape (21,678 books), pharuehut (21,389 books, private), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), howie (20,999 books), gangleri (20,185 books), angelrose (19,966 books), diana.n (19,874 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,193 books), arjaygee (19,187 books), Dureo (19,162 books), firstfloor1 (19,081 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), hyades (18,466 books, private), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), sljmbll (18,099 books), kday_working (18,018 books), tglovell (17,846 books), shearrob (17,765 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,567 books), mhagenberg (17,444 books), alaskabookworm (16,975 books), shop20q (16,904 books), JaredMcLaine (16,650 books), DiosoLibrary (16,628 books), Adolf_Ledesma (16,628 books), bertilak (16,593 books), SalemAthenaeum (16,471 books), bookitty (16,220 books, private), Crypto-Willobie (16,208 books), cmorr (15,927 books, private), LamSon (15,838 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11530), BlueTysonSS (11365), kijabi1 (6456), Schmerguls (5129), GeniusJen (4538), wyvernfriend (4456), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4230), vdb (3687), kitchengardenbooks (3661), jon1lambert (3658), burnit99 (3539), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), AbigailAdams26 (3182), nwhyte (3083), Sullywriter (2852), elisa.rolle (2830), bnielsen (2829), cowpeace (2719), Farella (2634), BiblioLorenzoLodi (2614), shanaqui (2586), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), ElizaJane (2411), Totarobookroom (2354), antiquary (2225), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), Renato (2081), satyridae (2000), aulsmith (1980), LisaMaria_C (1888), herebedragons (1887), BRCSBooks (1871), tjsjohanna (1800), debnance (1773), Liekederckx (1751), maaward (1729), keylawk (1699), TRIARC (1696), romsfuulynn (1690), bintphotobooks (1686), CHINEDESENFANTS (1684), lamotm (1671), andreahodges (1635), mahallett (1621), SunnySD (1574)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,622), gentlemania (66,131), gangleri (53,338), calum-iain (50,813), bertilak (41,955), msrau (41,628), mfd101 (38,959), DromJohn (38,295), vahistoricalsociety (35,794), Carolus (26,695), Voglioleggere (26,005), Wraith_Ravenscroft (22,061), phillipsny04 (20,347), johninvienna (19,377), fnkelley (19,346), eromsted (18,163), idiosyncratic (14,420), sgfein (13,874), Wiszard (13,785), hudview (12,370), BeitHallel (11,182), dele2451 (10,946), Neuromancer (10,921), emherzog (10,768), freddybo1 (10,428), Adolf_Ledesma (10,138), HindeHouse (9,826), lmdhs (9,687), PitcherBooks (9,639), Friendshaverford (9,600), jmacaulay (9,572), JanWillemNoldus (9,499), kijabi1 (9,361), rolandperkins (9,349), cirdan747 (9,282), clpteensnewbooks (9,157), RobertDay (9,120), grbve (9,096), saraswati_library_mm (9,031), AGClibrary (8,928), vpfluke (8,792), ipublishcentral (8,720), nautilus_library (8,613), fredem (8,468), Zineapothecary (8,422), stmarysadult (8,088), PeskyLibrary (8,041), Kjuhase (8,025), loonybaloony (7,963), P.S.Dorpmans (7,465)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,261,919), German (971,526), Japanese (570,996), Spanish (413,530), Italian (365,112), Russian (323,363), Greek (Ancient) (276,135), Swedish (240,512), Dutch (219,333), Latin (198,586), Portuguese (116,050), Norwegian (78,032), Chinese (76,198), Multiple languages (66,986), Hebrew (66,838), Danish (56,582), Polish (47,366), Czech (44,752), English (Middle) (41,499), Arabic (35,616), Finnish (25,920), Turkish (19,936), Old English (17,795), Hungarian (16,572), Icelandic (16,076)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,643 reviews), Twilight (1,900 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,411 reviews), The Book Thief (1,371 reviews), Catching Fire (1,294 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,205 reviews), Mockingjay (1,186 reviews), The Help (1,162 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,069 reviews), The Road (1,065 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,043 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,037 reviews), The Kite Runner (991 reviews), Water for Elephants (977 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (974 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (885 reviews), Breaking Dawn (878 reviews), New Moon (872 reviews), The Graveyard Book (870 reviews), The Giver (868 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (838 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (809 reviews), The Lovely Bones (760 reviews), The Lightning Thief (754 reviews), Life of Pi (750 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (76,845), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (67,123), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (66,670), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (66,142), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (65,257), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (64,627), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (61,370), The Hobbit (51,443), The Da Vinci Code (50,703), 1984 (48,883), Pride and Prejudice (48,398), The Catcher in the Rye (46,392), To Kill a Mockingbird (45,495), The Great Gatsby (42,602), Twilight (41,215), The Kite Runner (36,811), Jane Eyre (34,762), Animal Farm (34,707), The Hunger Games (33,532), The Lord of the Rings (33,357), Brave New World (32,774), New Moon (32,607), Angels & Demons (32,031), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (31,561), Life of Pi (30,854)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (8.41), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (8.13), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.94), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.85), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.18), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (7.03), On Directing Film (7.01), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.78), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.72), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.5), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.47), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.37), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.1), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.05), Wildlife (6.01), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.97), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.86), The Best Awful (5.79), An Unfortunate Woman (5.57), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.52), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.51), My Life As a Man (5.49), Rhinoceros and Other Plays (5.43), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.39), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.35)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Paul Jackson (7.74), Jane Wagner (5.84), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.29), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.92), Constance Cappel (4.8), Luigi Serafini (4.76), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), Karl Elliger (4.7), William R. Trumble (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Harold Abelson (4.64), Jonathan Larson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Albert Seba (4.6), Jeff Brumbeau (4.6), Carla Emery (4.6), Ki Longfellow (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), Tom Tierney (4.58), James C. Christensen (4.58), Stanley Kunitz (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.57), Wallace Stevens (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Dougal Dixon (4.56), Menena Cottin (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Robert A. Caro (4.55), Larry Gonick (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Thomas Nelson (4.54), W. Richard Stevens (4.54), United States. (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Alexander Roberts (4.53), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.52), Peter Menzel (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.07), Randy Davila (2.14), Hal Lindsey (2.34), Jessica Cutler (2.41), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.49), Stan Lauryssens (2.51), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.54), Simon Cox (2.55), Melissa P. (2.57), Arabella Weir (2.6), Ellen Fein (2.61), Alexandra Ulysses (2.62), Emma Tennant (2.62), Phoenix Desmond (2.63), Adèle Lang (2.63), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.64), James Bradley (2.66), Simon (2.67), Rachael F. Heller (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Mary-kate & Ashley Olsen (2.71), Charlotte Roche (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), John Milne (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Robert D. Stueart (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.74), Anna Sam (2.76), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.77), Cook Coleridge (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Heleen van Royen (2.78), Jill Price (2.78), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Jessica Adams (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Dell Shannon (2.81), Sharon Kendrick (2.81), Theresa Schwegel (2.81), Mel Gilden (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81)

100 "completist" authors

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

Alexandre Dumas (144.91), Colleen Doran (53.37), Edward FitzGerald (52.17), Tracy Hickman (48), Marc Hempel (43.17), Wilhelm Grimm (38.43), Gentry Lee (35.43), Charles Vess (33.1), Paul Johnson (31.41), David Drake (28.99), Mark Victor Hansen (26.67), Richmond Lattimore (25.83), John L. Bull (25.25), Sam Kieth (24.51), Simone Beck (24.22), Steve White (23.45), Mike Allred (19.82), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.24), Jerry B. Jenkins (18.47), Skip Williams (16.09), Kenneth Robeson (16.03), Lincoln Child (15.81), Richard Sapir (15.68), Bryan Talbot (15.63), Deborah Turner Harris (14.65), Albert Uderzo (13.67), Yumi Tamura (13.44), Scott Dikkers (12.91), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (12.66), Margit Sandemo (12.63), David Grene (12.59), CLAMP (12.47), Saki Hiwatari (12.35), Jerry Pournelle (12.35), Nora Roberts (12.07), Mercedes Lackey (11.87), Jack Cohen (11.66), Dave McKean (11.63), Walter Ralston Martin (11.62), Jill Thompson (11.61), Chie Shinohara (11.47), Warren Murphy (11.43), Various Artists (artist) (11.42), Neta Jackson (11.32), Yoko Kamio (11.2), Friedrich Engels (11.16), James Axler (11.09), Roger Leloup (10.92), Rumiko Takahashi (10.87), Don Pendleton (10.81), Sean Michael (10.74), Eiichiro Oda (10.7), Rob Kaplan (10.64), DVD (10.4), K. H. Scheer (10.35), Kentaro Miura (10.3), Frank W. Abagnale (10.28), Naoki Urasawa (10.17), Carl Bernstein (9.93), David Ellis (9.89), Gosho Aoyama (9.81), J. T. Edson (9.72), Betty Neels (9.7), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.69), Jack Kirby (9.66), Georgette Heyer (9.6), Jayne Ann Krentz (9.59), Anne McCaffrey (9.56), Christine Feehan (9.51), Ken Akamatsu (9.43), Naoko Takeuchi (9.43), Piers Anthony (9.32), Yuu Watase (9.31), Natsuki Takaya (9.27), Rex Stout (9.24), Terrance Dicks (9.18), Akimine Kamijyo (9.15), Mary Pope Osborne (9.1), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.05), Kazuya Minekura (9.02), Soryo Fuyumi (9), Laurell K. Hamilton (8.99), Takeshi Konomi (8.99), John MacArthur (8.98), Fujisawa Tooru (8.96), Lora Leigh (8.95), Tite Kubo (8.94), Kazuo Koike (8.92), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (8.9), BA Tortuga (8.89), Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (8.81), Carolyn Keene (8.81), Louis L'Amour (8.75), Francine Pascal (8.68), Stephanie Laurens (8.67), Hisaya Nakajo (8.66), Richard J. Foster (8.65), Stefan Wolf (8.65), Yoshitaka Amano (8.62), Diana Palmer (8.55)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (509,911), Stephen King (378,538), Terry Pratchett (320,349), J. R. R. Tolkien (244,109), C. S. Lewis (227,850), Neil Gaiman (207,727), William Shakespeare (203,394), Nora Roberts (193,393), Agatha Christie (178,855), Jane Austen (158,147), James Patterson (156,809), Isaac Asimov (151,552), Stephenie Meyer (151,074), Charles Dickens (144,337), John Grisham (134,425), Dan Brown (126,375), Anne McCaffrey (125,961), Orson Scott Card (125,021), Janet Evanovich (122,856), Kurt Vonnegut (117,851), Anne Rice (114,731), Douglas Adams (112,903), Dean Koontz (112,339), George Orwell (110,438), Dr. Seuss (108,243), Robert A. Heinlein (107,458), John Steinbeck (105,929), Roald Dahl (105,477), Mercedes Lackey (105,277), Charlaine Harris (98,613), Laurell K. Hamilton (97,336), Margaret Atwood (94,269), Mark Twain (92,921), Robert Jordan (92,516), George R. R. Martin (91,817), Anonymous (91,410), Michael Crichton (89,656), Ernest Hemingway (88,520), Piers Anthony (88,103), Suzanne Collins (87,411), Lemony Snicket (86,394), Fyodor Dostoevsky (85,712), Haruki Murakami (82,651), Philip Pullman (81,903), Ray Bradbury (81,655), Gabriel García Márquez (79,160), Mary Pope Osborne (75,992), David Eddings (75,851), Bill Bryson (75,649), Tom Clancy (74,430), Philip K. Dick (74,387), Jodi Picoult (74,195), Ursula K. Le Guin (73,738), Jim Butcher (73,284), Patricia Cornwell (73,146), F. Scott Fitzgerald (71,832), Frank Herbert (70,895), J. D. Salinger (70,227), Tamora Pierce (69,146), Arthur C. Clarke (69,090), Neal Stephenson (68,488), L.M. Montgomery (67,956), Arthur Conan Doyle (66,839), Rick Riordan (66,058), Alexander McCall Smith (65,201), Chuck Palahniuk (65,116), John Irving (64,925), Umberto Eco (64,069), Carolyn Keene (63,771), Madeleine L'Engle (63,651), Marion Zimmer Bradley (63,488), Stieg Larsson (62,920), Michael Connelly (61,487), Leo Tolstoy (60,095), Nicholas Sparks (59,444)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,640,400), non-fiction (1,876,598), fantasy (1,529,972), history (1,502,130), science fiction (1,097,020), to-read (1,047,250), mystery (955,408), read (740,804), biography (677,612), poetry (578,025), novel (567,158), romance (516,800), humor (501,817), literature (493,417), reference (460,615), philosophy (439,513), art (422,402), unread (418,148), historical fiction (409,543), religion (403,395), science (399,282), ebook (393,671), children's (376,914), short stories (361,822), own (335,425), picture book (317,584), series (309,213), 20th century (308,784), sf (297,955), young adult (270,731), horror (265,477), travel (261,465), children (261,158), paperback (255,705), memoir (253,038), comics (252,213), manga (251,767), music (250,797), wwii (245,553), politics (238,186), graphic novel (234,720), cookbook (231,187), kindle (223,458), classic (220,081), anthology (215,724), animals (213,390), classics (213,115), hardcover (212,997), (212,512), adventure (211,150), england (210,986), ya (209,307), crime (206,214), thriller (204,571), family (200,478), psychology (199,376), theology (197,922), 19th century (180,075), usa (176,826), historical (169,838), american (168,184), cooking (166,369), christianity (164,630), essays (163,313), vampires (163,312), math (161,892), wishlist (158,004), sff (151,686), drama (150,932), english (147,914), magic (146,251), roman (142,539), british (140,444), american history (140,099), autobiography (139,337)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (8,399), African-American Literature (6,847), detective and mystery stories (5,278), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,524), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,195), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,794), contemporary American fiction (2,732), 20th Century American Literature (2,708), Detective and mystery fiction (2,685), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (1,997), literatura norte-americana (1,942), criticism and interpretation (1,851), Atlantian Reference Library (1,840), personal feelings and growth (1,820), 19th Century British Literature (1,652), picture book: intermediate (1,513), Cambridge University Press (1,475), New Testament Commentaries (1,371), mother-daughter relationships (1,344), 20th century American fiction (1,312), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,264), 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,228), Incarnations of Immortality (1,135), 19th Century American Literature (1,121), american religious history (1,112), literary criticism and history (1,087), Littérature française. XXe (989), Metropolitan Museum of Art (958), utopian & dystopian literature (954), Native American literature (951), 20th Century United States (934), National Book Award Finalist (927), Contemporary American Literature (910), Christian historical fiction (904), library and information science (893), organizational development (873), human-animal relationships (872), American History 19th Century (850), children's historical fiction (824), American History 20th Century (822), Declaration of Independence (821), Österreichische Literatur (733), British Historical Fiction (710), Confederate States of America (698), united states-19th century (694), children's science fiction (677), Silhouette Special Edition (659), human-computer interaction (654), father-daughter relationship (640), black and white photography (636)

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