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Vital Statistics

Members 2,097,626

Books cataloged 109,099,129

Tags added 131,461,111

Unique works held 10,216,536

Unique works total 17,926,654

Reviews 2,867,967

Works reviewed 1,001,759

Ratings 16,933,082

Member-contributed covers 4,867,593

Author pictures 98,657

Venue pictures 14,845

Groups 10,955

Talk topics 183,059

Talk messages 5,702,013

Talk touchstones 4,258,339

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 267,101

Member Giveaway books given out 808,187

Total free books given out 1,075,288

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), jonathan_rigby (53,095 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Adolf_Ledesma (39,105 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (34,578 books), e-zReader (34,062 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), jenniebooks (29,941 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,867 books), Nedrin (29,847 books), spicere (29,087 books, private), alicekeller (28,883 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,126 books), geoffmangum (27,699 books), scrow72 (26,703 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), EadieB (25,783 books), INorris (24,583 books), hyades (24,348 books, private), credo (24,003 books, private), ltcl (23,856 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), Jullievg (23,482 books), KigaliLibrary (23,469 books), Harry_Vincent (23,039 books), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,976 books), JeanLittleLibrary (22,773 books), diana.n.TBR (22,393 books), howie (22,101 books), realonedet (22,033 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,764 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), mbarnes_logos (20,876 books), sjcmce (20,709 books), arjaygee (20,689 books), SalemAthenaeum (20,286 books), gangleri (20,230 books), brs (20,143 books), dwhodges01 (19,977 books), angelrose (19,968 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,717 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12492), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6656), Schmerguls (5385), wyvernfriend (5293), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5149), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4451), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4107), bnielsen (4013), kitchengardenbooks (3818), burnit99 (3768), vdb (3687), ElizaJane (3636), AbigailAdams26 (3606), nwhyte (3603), cowpeace (3509), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (3078), elisa.rolle (2894), jbarr5 (2888), aulsmith (2871), shanaqui (2739), sstocks (2729), Farella (2634), Renato (2602), BeitHallel (2467), Totarobookroom (2354), nbmars (2222), antimuzak (2208), krau0098 (2202), debnance (2170), Salsabrarian (2159), Liekederckx (2145), tjsjohanna (2110), Budzul (2103), HB-Library (2071), DinadansFriend (2043), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), comfypants (2016), lamotm (2015), satyridae (2000), MeditationesMartini (1991), DarkFaerieTales (1988)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (165,438), gentlemania (78,590), calum-iain (77,408), MatthewCoomber (69,672), bertilak (66,322), gangleri (53,201), mfd101 (48,315), vahistoricalsociety (41,908), msrau (41,461), DromJohn (38,466), Wiszard (33,524), Voglioleggere (33,474), eromsted (31,362), fnkelley (27,625), Carolus (27,271), Adolf_Ledesma (26,469), johninvienna (25,813), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,690), phillipsny04 (20,546), PitcherBooks (16,956), dele2451 (16,189), hudview (16,130), idiosyncratic (15,500), sgfein (14,440), IPCCLibrary (13,758), lolitaguy (13,497), freddybo1 (11,149), BeitHallel (11,147), rolandperkins (11,005), lmdhs (10,975), Friendshaverford (10,903), Neuromancer (10,832), grbve (10,773), vpfluke (10,462), JanWillemNoldus (10,256), PeskyLibrary (10,201), jntjesussaves (10,058), uath (10,010), CSUTheatreDance (10,006), saraswati_library_mm (9,922), RobertDay (9,900), HindeHouse (9,724), AGClibrary (9,723), kijabi1 (9,555), jmacaulay (9,536), Embarquer (9,490), nautilus_library (9,363), P.S.Dorpmans (9,253), fredem (9,251), cirdan747 (9,230)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,636,503), German (1,357,778), Spanish (575,918), Italian (511,629), Dutch (480,329), Japanese (382,321), Swedish (334,953), Russian (291,213), Latin (187,022), Greek (Ancient) (147,552), Portuguese (121,612), Danish (90,245), Finnish (82,555), Hebrew (66,338), Chinese (63,790), Norwegian (62,470), Polish (54,008), Arabic (49,614), Czech (42,065), Catalan (32,202), Hungarian (28,883), Icelandic (23,667), Multiple languages (22,577), Turkish (22,283), Norwegian (Bokmål) (21,985)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,963 reviews), Twilight (2,013 reviews), The Book Thief (1,697 reviews), Catching Fire (1,529 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,510 reviews), Mockingjay (1,454 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,333 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,331 reviews), The Help (1,325 reviews), The Giver (1,186 reviews), The Road (1,182 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,149 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,146 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,130 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,127 reviews), Divergent (1,101 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,083 reviews), Gone Girl (1,079 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,072 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,061 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,019 reviews), The Graveyard Book (998 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (987 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (955 reviews), Breaking Dawn (941 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (86,728), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (73,937), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (73,467), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (73,081), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (71,733), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (71,123), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (67,848), The Hobbit (59,001), The Da Vinci Code (54,932), 1984 (54,644), Pride and Prejudice (54,202), To Kill a Mockingbird (52,363), The Catcher in the Rye (51,010), The Great Gatsby (48,259), Twilight (44,391), The Kite Runner (40,186), The Hunger Games (40,164), Animal Farm (39,373), Jane Eyre (39,079), Brave New World (36,778), The Lord of the Rings (36,636), New Moon (35,344), Angels & Demons (35,172), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (34,465), The Fellowship of the Ring (34,441)

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 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 (4.82), 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 (4.8), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (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), 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 (4.77), 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), David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 (v. 1) (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), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.68), 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), Steve Purcell (4.6), Don Rosa (4.6), George Frideric Handel (4.59), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.59), June Hiatt (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Russel Lazega (4.56), Carla Emery (4.55), Bryan Stevenson (4.55), Albert Seba (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Peter Menzel (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.53), Alexander Roberts (4.53), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.53), Drew Daywalt (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), Stanley Kunitz (4.52), Ki Longfellow (4.52), Adam Tooze (4.52), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.52), Matthew Desmond (4.52), David Allen Sibley (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.51), Tom Tierney (4.51), Jeff Brumbeau (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Nicholas Evans (0), Bernard Henri Levy (0), Rich Shapero (1.63), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.15), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Hal Lindsey (2.38), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), Michael Gerber (2.53), John B. Olson (2.56), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.61), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.66), The Goldman Family (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Ellen Fein (2.68), John Milne (2.69), Anna Sam (2.7), Catherine Millet (2.72), Andrew Keen (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Simon (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Eden Cole (2.75), Charlotte Roche (2.76), Steve Lookner (2.76), Phoenix Desmond (2.77), Douglas Monroe (2.77), James Bradley (2.78), Naomi Kramer (2.78), 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)

100 "completist" authors

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

Colleen Doran (60.33), Tracy Hickman (53.03), Wilhelm Grimm (49.7), Christopher Tolkien (47.48), Marc Hempel (46.19), Gentry Lee (39.57), David Ellis (37.73), John White (35.46), Charles Vess (35.23), Mark Victor Hansen (31.2), David Drake (30.09), George R. Stewart (28.88), John L. Bull (28.59), Sam Kieth (27.95), Simone Beck (27.11), Steve White (26), Jerry B. Jenkins (21.88), Mike Allred (21.57), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.61), Albert Uderzo (19.48), Skip Williams (19.36), Lincoln Child (19.33), Richard Sapir (18.82), Tasha Tudor (18.57), Kenneth Robeson (18.01), Paul Johnson (17.37), Bryan Talbot (17.32), Jack Du Brul (15.55), Deborah Turner Harris (15.52), Jerry Pournelle (14.96), Yumi Tamura (14.75), P. Craig Russell (14.72), Don Pendleton (14.62), Nora Roberts (14.41), Neta Jackson (14.26), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (14.13), Warren Murphy (13.98), CLAMP (13.95), Scott Dikkers (13.85), Chie Shinohara (13.83), DVD (13.82), Walter Ralston Martin (13.73), James Axler (13.64), Dave McKean (13.6), Margit Sandemo (13.51), Eiichiro Oda (13.49), Various Artists (13.44), Ann Hood (13.33), Mercedes Lackey (13.31), Milo Manara (13.27), Jack Cohen (13.2), Friedrich Engels (12.97), Roger Leloup (12.95), Saki Hiwatari (12.94), Henry James (12.92), Naoki Urasawa (12.75), Richard J. Foster (12.73), K. J. Parker (12.72), Rumiko Takahashi (12.69), Daisy Meadows (12.68), Jill Thompson (12.68), K. H. Scheer (12.63), Sean Michael (12.36), Kentaro Miura (12.29), Betty Neels (12.21), Naoko Takeuchi (12.02), Yoko Kamio (11.98), Rob Kaplan (11.88), Mary Pope Osborne (11.82), Gosho Aoyama (11.78), Frank W. Abagnale (11.78), Jack Kirby (11.72), Jayne Ann Krentz (11.18), Christine Feehan (11.17), Lora Leigh (11.1), Carolyn Keene (11.04), J. T. Edson (10.98), Carl Bernstein (10.98), Beverly Lewis (10.96), Akimine Kamijyo (10.96), Georgette Heyer (10.95), BA Tortuga (10.93), Stefan Wolf (10.88), Essie Summers (10.8), Yuu Watase (10.78), Louis L'Amour (10.77), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.77), Gilbert Morris (10.76), William Nicholson (10.74), Anne McCaffrey (10.59), Ken Akamatsu (10.54), Francine Pascal (10.51), Rex Stout (10.48), Janette Oke (10.44), Natsuki Takaya (10.37), Franklin W. Dixon (10.37), Terrance Dicks (10.29), Piers Anthony (10.27), AA.VV. (10.23), Tite Kubo (10.22)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, Don Maitz, John Green, Brandon Sanderson, Sandra Brown, David Brin, Laurie R. King, Jon Scieszka, Jude Deveraux, Laurie Halse Anderson, Diane Duane, Ann Brashares, Jennifer Weiner, Naomi Novik, Patrick Rothfuss, James Rollins, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Holder, Lisa See, 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 (568,651), Stephen King (442,697), Terry Pratchett (358,741), J. R. R. Tolkien (279,249), C. S. Lewis (264,426), Neil Gaiman (241,072), William Shakespeare (231,976), Nora Roberts (230,641), Agatha Christie (212,316), James Patterson (193,855), Jane Austen (178,405), Isaac Asimov (171,753), Stephenie Meyer (167,931), Charles Dickens (167,258), John Grisham (155,897), Janet Evanovich (142,072), Dan Brown (141,079), Orson Scott Card (140,818), Anne McCaffrey (139,415), Dr. Seuss (135,190), Dean Koontz (131,887), Kurt Vonnegut (131,438), Anne Rice (127,461), Douglas Adams (125,421), George Orwell (125,178), Roald Dahl (124,564), John Steinbeck (120,140), Robert A. Heinlein (118,591), Mercedes Lackey (118,110), George R. R. Martin (117,984), Charlaine Harris (113,772), Margaret Atwood (108,500), Mark Twain (108,036), Suzanne Collins (107,575), Laurell K. Hamilton (107,397), Robert Jordan (104,450), Ernest Hemingway (101,344), Lemony Snicket (101,180), Michael Crichton (100,779), Mary Pope Osborne (98,149), Piers Anthony (97,085), Fyodor Dostoevsky (96,613), Haruki Murakami (96,490), Ray Bradbury (93,814), Rick Riordan (90,987), Philip Pullman (90,627), Jim Butcher (89,510), Gabriel García Márquez (88,594), Bill Bryson (86,074), Philip K. Dick (84,916), Jodi Picoult (84,446), Ursula K. Le Guin (84,425), Patricia Cornwell (84,382), Tom Clancy (83,517), David Eddings (83,066), F. Scott Fitzgerald (81,818), Arthur Conan Doyle (80,663), Carolyn Keene (80,173), Frank Herbert (79,134), Arthur C. Clarke (78,060), L. M. Montgomery (77,650), Tamora Pierce (77,627), J. D. Salinger (77,357), Neal Stephenson (76,798), Alexander McCall Smith (75,500), Michael Connelly (75,444), Umberto Eco (72,068), Madeleine L'Engle (71,833), Chuck Palahniuk (71,749), Stieg Larsson (71,632), John Irving (71,035), Nicholas Sparks (70,267), Leo Tolstoy (69,363), Marion Zimmer Bradley (69,274), Clive Cussler (68,738)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,291,100), to-read (2,562,241), non-fiction (2,204,828), fantasy (1,761,484), history (1,736,602), science fiction (1,256,112), mystery (1,140,554), read (851,103), biography (794,169), poetry (656,904), novel (647,027), romance (628,107), ebook (589,729), humor (576,021), literature (558,090), historical fiction (510,244), reference (501,158), philosophy (495,589), art (488,860), science (467,300), religion (458,271), unread (451,128), children's (424,538), short stories (411,877), picture book (397,994), series (388,510), own (382,862), kindle (372,394), 20th century (371,813), young adult (344,256), sf (326,187), horror (309,452), wwii (306,659), children (305,468), comics (300,141), memoir (297,825), music (297,704), paperback (293,772), manga (292,571), travel (290,915), politics (275,434), animals (270,314), adventure (264,155), ya (259,141), cookbook (258,442), family (258,305), thriller (254,981), classics (251,069), england (249,061), classic (244,530), hardcover (244,524), crime (243,744), anthology (241,722), graphic novel (234,036), psychology (229,050), theology (226,936), usa (210,006), 19th century (208,330), (208,217), historical (198,831), christianity (187,053), american (186,894), essays (185,602), math (183,751), vampires (183,192), cooking (183,171), library (177,074), magic (174,462), drama (173,811), wishlist (173,788), roman (167,405), english (167,252), photography (166,296), american history (164,743), autobiography (160,748)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,975), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,410), Mystery and detective stories (8,072), African-American Literature (7,662), Science Fiction and Fantasy (6,803), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,507), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,440), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,391), 20th Century American Literature (3,334), contemporary American fiction (3,237), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,241), criticism and interpretation (2,175), personal feelings and growth (1,891), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,807), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,769), mother-daughter relationships (1,734), picture book: intermediate (1,663), Cambridge University Press (1,609), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,598), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,463), 20th century American fiction (1,411), anthologies and collections (1,363), literary criticism and history (1,362), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,347), Christian historical fiction (1,319), 19th Century American Literature (1,289), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,264), american religious history (1,255), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,242), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,221), Incarnations of Immortality (1,206), human-animal relationships (1,140), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,139), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,115), Native American literature (1,105), National Book Award Finalist (1,089), 20th Century United States (1,071), Declaration of Independence (1,045), library and information science (1,044), organizational development (1,028), Littérature française. XXe (995), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (964), Penguin 20th-century Classics (955), young adult science fiction (947), Contemporary American Literature (930), Anthologies (multiple authors) (926), children's historical fiction (910), American History 19th Century (899), Literatura infanto-juvenil (895)

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