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Vital Statistics

Members 1,945,390

Books cataloged 97,209,925

Tags added 117,412,152

Unique works 8,875,142

Reviews 2,429,507

Works reviewed 876,007

Ratings 14,929,719

Member-contributed covers 4,311,646

Author pictures 86,845

Venue pictures 12,647

Groups 10,470

Talk topics 169,739

Talk messages 5,130,821

Talk touchstones 3,773,973

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 223,236

Member Giveaway books given out 618,108

Total free books given out 841,344

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,784 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (29,885 books), Pages_Aplenty (28,692 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), Adolf_Ledesma (28,402 books), Nedrin (27,858 books), stansteiner (27,732 books), diana.n.TBR (27,585 books, private), lyzard (27,221 books), geoffmangum (25,765 books), spicere (25,485 books, private), jenniebooks (24,003 books), credo (24,002 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,835 books), KigaliLibrary (22,806 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,638 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (20,576 books, private), mhagenberg (20,336 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), arjaygee (20,020 books), angelrose (19,968 books), realonedet (19,856 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,226 books), Dureo (19,162 books), alaskabookworm (18,786 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), ltcl (18,730 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), Harry_Vincent (18,571 books), steelprimate (18,530 books), tglovell (18,427 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,109 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,068 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,779 books), shearrob (17,765 books), e-zReader (17,684 books), DiosoLibrary (17,548 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12049), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), Schmerguls (5255), Sullywriter (5012), wyvernfriend (4812), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4378), jon1lambert (3827), kitchengardenbooks (3758), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3691), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3667), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3377), bnielsen (3375), nwhyte (3352), AbigailAdams26 (3253), cowpeace (3086), ElizaJane (2940), elisa.rolle (2880), shanaqui (2739), antiquary (2635), aulsmith (2635), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2321), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2010), satyridae (2000), debnance (1975), jbarr5 (1975), tjsjohanna (1906), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), krau0098 (1845), lamotm (1827), Liekederckx (1814), nbmars (1803), mahallett (1784), bintphotobooks (1776), rhonda1111 (1747), keylawk (1732)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,654), gentlemania (75,404), calum-iain (56,973), gangleri (53,365), bertilak (50,796), mfd101 (46,295), msrau (41,651), vahistoricalsociety (41,476), DromJohn (38,388), Voglioleggere (29,711), Carolus (27,127), Wraith_Ravenscroft (25,040), johninvienna (23,712), fnkelley (22,487), eromsted (21,008), phillipsny04 (20,552), Adolf_Ledesma (18,804), Wiszard (17,683), idiosyncratic (14,668), hudview (14,507), sgfein (14,200), PitcherBooks (14,016), dele2451 (13,869), IPCCLibrary (12,590), jntjesussaves (11,882), OffalyHistory (11,388), emherzog (11,265), BeitHallel (11,186), Neuromancer (10,943), freddybo1 (10,926), grbve (10,870), rolandperkins (10,511), lmdhs (10,420), manikap (10,312), Friendshaverford (9,992), RobertDay (9,945), JanWillemNoldus (9,880), HindeHouse (9,839), vpfluke (9,838), saraswati_library_mm (9,588), kijabi1 (9,585), jmacaulay (9,577), clpteensnewbooks (9,478), AGClibrary (9,458), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,262), fredem (9,099), LOC_YRC (9,034), nautilus_library (8,952), ipublishcentral (8,741)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,901,887), German (1,548,253), Japanese (865,065), Spanish (593,048), Italian (575,885), Dutch (492,497), Russian (435,234), Swedish (380,166), Greek (Ancient) (335,531), Latin (263,670), Portuguese (163,310), Danish (117,575), Hebrew (110,302), Norwegian (110,188), Chinese (108,294), Finnish (76,402), Polish (67,880), Multiple languages (67,677), Arabic (65,010), Czech (60,725), English (Middle) (42,836), Hungarian (28,948), Catalan (27,258), Icelandic (26,716), Turkish (26,324)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,824 reviews), Twilight (1,963 reviews), The Book Thief (1,515 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,454 reviews), Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) (1,395 reviews), Mockingjay (1,314 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,250 reviews), The Help (1,217 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,174 reviews), The Road (1,111 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,074 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,043 reviews), The Giver (1,027 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,025 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,018 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (978 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (939 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (930 reviews), The Graveyard Book (920 reviews), Divergent (912 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (903 reviews), Breaking Dawn (900 reviews), New Moon (897 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (891 reviews), Gone Girl (875 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (80,937), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,775), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (69,729), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (69,114), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,901), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,372), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,959), The Hobbit (54,855), The Da Vinci Code (52,516), 1984 (51,533), Pride and Prejudice (50,863), The Catcher in the Rye (48,547), To Kill a Mockingbird (48,154), The Great Gatsby (45,078), Twilight (42,761), The Kite Runner (38,219), The Hunger Games (36,880), Animal Farm (36,834), Jane Eyre (36,512), The Lord of the Rings (34,671), Brave New World (34,499), New Moon (33,824), Angels & Demons (33,414), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,843), Life of Pi (32,175)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Absolute at Large (8.62), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (7.77), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (7.73), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.72), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.71), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), On Directing Film (6.92), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.84), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.72), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.65), 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 (6.14), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.02), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.01), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.85), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.85), The Best Awful (5.73), Wildlife (5.55), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.39), My Life As a Man (5.38), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.37), The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13 : From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (5.24)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Robert J. Lang (12.46), Paul Jackson (7.36), Jane Wagner (5.72), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.21), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.89), 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), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.65), Harold Abelson (4.63), Steve Purcell (4.63), Jeff Brumbeau (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.61), Richard Williams (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Carla Emery (4.58), Adam Makos (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.57), Ki Longfellow (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.55), Albert Seba (4.55), Wallace Stevens (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), James C. Christensen (4.53), Teresa Burrell (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.52), Peter Menzel (4.52), Richard Siken (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Bill Thomson (0), Rich Shapero (1.52), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.04), Christopher Ransom (2.15), Randy Davila (2.16), Hal Lindsey (2.34), 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 (2.58), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Anna Sam (2.67), Simon (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Erich von Däniken (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Catherine Millet (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), James Bradley (2.72), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.74), Jacquelyn Cook (2.74), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Robert D. Stueart (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Sharon Kendrick (2.8), Dell Shannon (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Eliza Kennedy (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.82), Kevin Trudeau (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (50.21), Marc Hempel (44.76), Wilhelm Grimm (44.49), Henry James (44.41), Gentry Lee (37.22), Paul Johnson (34.66), David Drake (30.42), Mark Victor Hansen (28.46), Edward FitzGerald (27.9), John L. Bull (26.91), Sam Kieth (25.73), Simone Beck (25.35), Steve White (23.3), Mike Allred (20.04), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.95), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.83), Skip Williams (18.73), Charles Vess (17.35), Kenneth Robeson (17.25), Lincoln Child (17.15), Richard Sapir (16.97), David Ellis (15.96), Albert Uderzo (15.91), Deborah Turner Harris (15.08), Yumi Tamura (13.94), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.46), Scott Dikkers (13.23), CLAMP (13.18), Jerry Pournelle (13), Nora Roberts (12.93), James Axler (12.88), Saki Hiwatari (12.82), Neta Jackson (12.65), Walter Ralston Martin (12.59), Margit Sandemo (12.56), Warren Murphy (12.54), Dave McKean (12.51), Mercedes Lackey (12.46), Chie Shinohara (12.41), Jack Cohen (12.31), Jill Thompson (12.02), Friedrich Engels (11.97), Beverly Lewis (11.85), Don Pendleton (11.8), Eiichiro Oda (11.63), Rumiko Takahashi (11.61), Bryan Talbot (11.38), Yoko Kamio (11.32), Gosho Aoyama (11.29), Various Artists (artist) (11.23), Roger Leloup (11.18), Sean Michael (11.17), Rob Kaplan (11.16), Naoki Urasawa (11.16), K. H. Scheer (11.02), Frank W. Abagnale (10.86), Kentaro Miura (10.7), Jack Kirby (10.67), DVD (10.6), Naoko Takeuchi (10.5), Betty Neels (10.47), Carl Bernstein (10.44), J. T. Edson (10.28), Stefan Wolf (10.26), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.26), Christine Feehan (10.24), Rick Veitch (10.14), Georgette Heyer (10.1), Mary Pope Osborne (10.1), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.07), Yuu Watase (9.98), Anne McCaffrey (9.97), Ken Akamatsu (9.9), Carolyn Keene (9.89), Lora Leigh (9.86), Akimine Kamijyo (9.85), Piers Anthony (9.75), Daisy Meadows (9.72), Rex Stout (9.68), Natsuki Takaya (9.64), John MacArthur (9.64), Essie Summers (9.6), John O'Brien (9.51), Fujisawa Tooru (9.49), Francine Pascal (9.47), Terrance Dicks (9.47), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.45), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.4), Tite Kubo (9.38), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.35), Louis L'Amour (9.32), Takeshi Konomi (9.32), BA Tortuga (9.31), Kazuya Minekura (9.25), Kazuo Koike (9.25), Stephanie Laurens (9.21), Hisaya Nakajo (9.18), Franklin W. Dixon (9.17), Diana Palmer (9.12), Gilbert Morris (9.11)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (533,823), Stephen King (404,741), Terry Pratchett (336,021), J. R. R. Tolkien (258,080), C. S. Lewis (242,388), Neil Gaiman (221,251), William Shakespeare (212,472), Nora Roberts (206,877), Agatha Christie (190,842), James Patterson (171,139), Jane Austen (166,146), Isaac Asimov (160,538), Stephenie Meyer (157,598), Charles Dickens (153,645), John Grisham (142,590), Dan Brown (132,762), Orson Scott Card (131,965), Anne McCaffrey (131,317), Janet Evanovich (130,027), Kurt Vonnegut (123,864), Dean Koontz (119,881), Anne Rice (119,721), Dr. Seuss (118,953), Douglas Adams (118,440), George Orwell (116,751), Roald Dahl (113,216), Robert A. Heinlein (112,810), John Steinbeck (111,856), Mercedes Lackey (110,509), Charlaine Harris (104,507), George R. R. Martin (103,917), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,189), Margaret Atwood (99,991), Mark Twain (99,170), Robert Jordan (97,751), Suzanne Collins (96,862), Michael Crichton (94,126), Ernest Hemingway (93,934), Piers Anthony (92,192), Lemony Snicket (91,964), Fyodor Dostoevsky (90,328), Haruki Murakami (88,839), Ray Bradbury (86,452), Philip Pullman (84,910), Mary Pope Osborne (84,377), Gabriel García Márquez (83,200), Jim Butcher (80,485), Bill Bryson (79,940), Philip K. Dick (78,703), David Eddings (78,618), Jodi Picoult (78,538), Tom Clancy (78,377), Ursula K. Le Guin (78,207), Patricia Cornwell (77,200), F. Scott Fitzgerald (75,982), Rick Riordan (75,627), Frank Herbert (74,430), Anonymous (73,957), J. D. Salinger (73,293), Arthur C. Clarke (73,014), Tamora Pierce (72,569), Arthur Conan Doyle (72,380), Neal Stephenson (71,770), Carolyn Keene (71,762), L. M. Montgomery (71,342), Alexander McCall Smith (69,352), Chuck Palahniuk (67,776), John Irving (67,336), Umberto Eco (67,211), Michael Connelly (67,038), Madeleine L'Engle (66,979), Stieg Larsson (66,903), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,770), Leo Tolstoy (63,876), Nicholas Sparks (63,636)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,905,249), non-fiction (2,013,382), fantasy (1,617,387), history (1,597,783), to-read (1,530,225), science fiction (1,161,263), mystery (1,018,615), read (782,602), biography (722,798), poetry (608,607), novel (599,189), romance (557,882), humor (531,023), literature (515,732), reference (476,640), philosophy (463,029), ebook (463,008), art (449,716), historical fiction (444,702), unread (429,793), science (427,669), religion (425,783), children's (393,070), short stories (381,465), own (350,592), picture book (346,071), series (338,902), 20th century (328,521), sf (307,277), young adult (297,083), horror (281,110), children (279,357), travel (276,264), paperback (275,746), kindle (273,512), wwii (273,336), comics (273,270), memoir (270,215), music (268,289), manga (267,322), politics (253,291), graphic novel (252,187), cookbook (240,968), animals (237,182), adventure (231,648), classic (229,651), classics (229,386), ya (229,064), hardcover (228,550), england (225,574), anthology (225,112), family (223,725), thriller (223,363), crime (219,741), theology (211,872), (211,073), psychology (210,279), 19th century (191,483), usa (190,649), historical (180,933), american (174,695), christianity (173,616), cooking (173,237), essays (171,881), vampires (171,040), math (171,014), wishlist (164,091), sff (160,631), drama (159,630), magic (157,212), english (154,754), roman (153,527), american history (148,372), photography (147,870), autobiography (147,373)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,365), Mystery and detective stories (7,175), African-American Literature (7,078), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,576), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,330), 20th Century American Literature (2,994), contemporary American fiction (2,924), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,892), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,170), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,106), literatura norte-americana (2,032), criticism and interpretation (1,968), personal feelings and growth (1,871), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,680), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,585), New Testament Commentaries (1,485), mother-daughter relationships (1,432), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,369), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,367), 20th century American fiction (1,337), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,300), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,223), american religious history (1,150), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,128), literary criticism and history (1,124), Native American literature (1,003), Christian historical fiction (1,002), Littérature française. XXe (1,002), utopian & dystopian literature (989), 20th Century United States (975), National Book Award Finalist (969), organizational development (963), United States -- History -- Civil War (936), library and information science (933), Contemporary American Literature (918), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (911), Penguin 20th-century Classics (908), human-animal relationships (897), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (886), Declaration of Independence (882), children's historical fiction (855), American History 19th Century (844), American History 20th Century (840), Österreichische Literatur (820), united states-19th century (811), British Historical Fiction (757)

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