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Vital Statistics

Members 1,841,267

Books cataloged 91,650,422

Tags added 110,211,245

Unique works 8,366,895

Reviews 2,214,897

Works reviewed 810,591

Ratings 13,956,437

Member-contributed covers 3,990,756

Author pictures 80,355

Venue pictures 11,776

Groups 10,116

Talk topics 160,582

Talk messages 4,753,211

Talk touchstones 3,400,720

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 193,686

Member Giveaway books given out 436,215

Total free books given out 629,901

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (50,929 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), lyzard (26,781 books), Nedrin (26,417 books), calum-iain (26,349 books), Pages_Aplenty (25,469 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), geoffmangum (24,714 books), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), spicere (23,387 books, private), elpaolo (23,090 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,216 books), EmScape (21,970 books), diana.n (21,856 books), Leischen (21,721 books), phahut (21,537 books, private), howie (21,374 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), Adolf_Ledesma (19,675 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,460 books), arjaygee (19,387 books), Dureo (19,162 books), hyades (18,928 books, private), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), sljmbll (18,099 books), kday_working (18,019 books), tglovell (17,933 books), shearrob (17,765 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,722 books), jenniebooks (17,589 books), alaskabookworm (17,469 books), JaredMcLaine (17,294 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private), kara.shamy (17,103 books), SalemAthenaeum (16,900 books), bertilak (16,885 books), shop20q (16,884 books), Crypto-Willobie (16,762 books), DiosoLibrary (16,743 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11661), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6466), Schmerguls (5160), GeniusJen (4538), wyvernfriend (4526), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4233), jon1lambert (3700), vdb (3687), kitchengardenbooks (3680), burnit99 (3560), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), AbigailAdams26 (3182), nwhyte (3168), BiblioLorenzoLodi (2988), bnielsen (2947), Sullywriter (2852), elisa.rolle (2852), cowpeace (2809), shanaqui (2658), Farella (2634), ElizaJane (2578), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), antiquary (2314), antimuzak (2207), Renato (2130), Budzul (2103), aulsmith (2073), satyridae (2000), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), BRCSBooks (1874), debnance (1848), tjsjohanna (1816), Liekederckx (1751), maaward (1729), keylawk (1711), bintphotobooks (1708), CHINEDESENFANTS (1700), lamotm (1692), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), mahallett (1663), andreahodges (1635), Rose-Marie (1615)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,628), gentlemania (67,451), gangleri (53,355), calum-iain (52,300), bertilak (44,257), msrau (41,632), mfd101 (39,974), DromJohn (38,313), vahistoricalsociety (36,427), Carolus (26,696), Voglioleggere (26,623), Wraith_Ravenscroft (23,003), phillipsny04 (20,491), johninvienna (20,101), fnkelley (19,851), eromsted (18,182), idiosyncratic (14,422), sgfein (13,968), Wiszard (13,790), hudview (13,079), Adolf_Ledesma (12,390), PitcherBooks (11,801), dele2451 (11,710), BeitHallel (11,184), Neuromancer (10,928), emherzog (10,833), freddybo1 (10,611), lmdhs (9,893), HindeHouse (9,827), Friendshaverford (9,648), JanWillemNoldus (9,645), rolandperkins (9,630), jmacaulay (9,572), grbve (9,564), clpteensnewbooks (9,415), kijabi1 (9,380), cirdan747 (9,286), IPCCLibrary (9,195), RobertDay (9,160), saraswati_library_mm (9,139), AGClibrary (9,030), vpfluke (8,922), ipublishcentral (8,726), fredem (8,660), nautilus_library (8,634), loonybaloony (8,456), Zineapothecary (8,426), PeskyLibrary (8,236), Kjuhase (8,104), stmarysadult (8,102)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,790,451), German (1,453,309), Japanese (818,863), Spanish (561,387), Italian (538,263), Dutch (461,575), Russian (410,495), Swedish (353,320), Greek (Ancient) (316,728), Latin (248,315), Portuguese (153,689), Danish (111,405), Chinese (102,874), Hebrew (101,971), Norwegian (101,130), Finnish (69,824), Multiple languages (64,416), Polish (63,318), Arabic (62,397), Czech (57,930), English (Middle) (41,365), Hungarian (26,589), Turkish (25,110), Icelandic (24,862), Catalan (24,247)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,701 reviews), Twilight (1,918 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,422 reviews), The Book Thief (1,420 reviews), Catching Fire (1,336 reviews), Mockingjay (1,231 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,212 reviews), The Help (1,179 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1,095 reviews), The Road (1,086 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,049 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,043 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,004 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,004 reviews), Water for Elephants (991 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (902 reviews), The Giver (895 reviews), Breaking Dawn (884 reviews), The Graveyard Book (879 reviews), New Moon (877 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (858 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (837 reviews), Divergent (784 reviews), The Lightning Thief (772 reviews), The Lovely Bones (766 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (77,989), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (67,845), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (67,542), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (67,040), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (66,134), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (65,470), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (62,159), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (52,338), The Da Vinci Code (51,239), Nineteen Eighty-Four (49,594), Pride and Prejudice (49,124), The Catcher in the Rye (47,061), To Kill a Mockingbird (46,319), The Great Gatsby (43,370), Twilight (41,749), The Kite Runner (37,238), Animal Farm (35,384), Jane Eyre (35,263), The Hunger Games (34,571), The Lord of the Rings (33,722), Brave New World (33,235), New Moon (33,076), Angels & Demons (32,550), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,031), Life of Pi (31,279)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Wilhelm Reich in Hell (8.34), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (8.21), 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 (7.09), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (7.03), On Directing Film (7.01), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.72), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.68), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.5), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.46), 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 (5.91), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.86), The Best Awful (5.73), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.52), An Unfortunate Woman (5.51), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.49), My Life As a Man (5.4), Rhinoceros and Other Plays (5.39), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.31)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Paul Jackson (7.61), Jane Wagner (5.79), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.25), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.91), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.73), William R. Trumble (4.7), Luigi Serafini (4.69), Karl Elliger (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.68), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (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 (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Carla Emery (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Wallace Stevens (4.56), James C. Christensen (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), United States. (4.56), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Menena Cottin (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Robert A. Caro (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Dougal Dixon (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.53), W. Richard Stevens (4.53), Thomas Nelson (4.53), Bryan A. Garner (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), June Hiatt (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53)

50 lowest-rated authors

Ivan I. Morris (0), Adam Rubin (0), Amy Bloom (0), Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.1), Randy Davila (2.14), Hal Lindsey (2.37), Jessica Cutler (2.41), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Stan Lauryssens (2.5), Sue Lange (2.51), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.53), Simon Cox (2.56), Alexandra Ulysses (2.59), Ellen Fein (2.6), Arabella Weir (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Phoenix Desmond (2.63), Adèle Lang (2.63), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.64), James Bradley (2.65), Simon (2.67), Rachael F. Heller (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.72), Trudy Baker (2.72), John Milne (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Anna Sam (2.73), Franz Kafka (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Robert D. Stueart (2.75), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.77), Jessica Adams (2.78), Jill Price (2.78), Heleen van Royen (2.78), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Noah Charney (2.8), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.8)

100 "completist" authors

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

Alexandre Dumas (149.16), Colleen Doran (53.93), Edward FitzGerald (52.7), Tracy Hickman (48.73), Marc Hempel (43.79), Wilhelm Grimm (39.47), Gentry Lee (35.9), Charles Vess (33.7), Paul Johnson (31.94), David Drake (29.54), Mark Victor Hansen (27.23), John L. Bull (25.73), Sam Kieth (24.82), Simone Beck (24.43), Steve White (23.77), Richmond Lattimore (21.71), Mike Allred (19.95), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.32), Jerry B. Jenkins (18.95), Skip Williams (18.34), Kenneth Robeson (16.62), Richard Sapir (16.28), Lincoln Child (16.15), Bryan Talbot (15.76), Deborah Turner Harris (14.77), Yumi Tamura (13.58), Albert Uderzo (13.16), Scott Dikkers (12.97), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (12.77), CLAMP (12.76), Margit Sandemo (12.66), Jerry Pournelle (12.53), Saki Hiwatari (12.44), Nora Roberts (12.36), David Ellis (12.15), Mercedes Lackey (12.1), Dave McKean (12), Walter Ralston Martin (11.89), Jack Cohen (11.84), Warren Murphy (11.83), Neta Jackson (11.79), Jill Thompson (11.72), Chie Shinohara (11.64), Friedrich Engels (11.36), James Axler (11.15), Rumiko Takahashi (11.13), Yoko Kamio (11.07), Roger Leloup (10.97), Sean Michael (10.9), Eiichiro Oda (10.88), Don Pendleton (10.83), Various Artists (artist) (10.83), Rob Kaplan (10.75), K. H. Scheer (10.73), DVD (10.67), Naoki Urasawa (10.5), David Grene (10.46), Kentaro Miura (10.43), Frank W. Abagnale (10.42), Betty Neels (10.31), Gosho Aoyama (10.23), Carl Bernstein (10.11), Stefan Wolf (9.95), J. T. Edson (9.91), Jack Kirby (9.89), Naoko Takeuchi (9.8), Georgette Heyer (9.75), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.72), Anne McCaffrey (9.72), Christine Feehan (9.71), Yuu Watase (9.61), Ken Akamatsu (9.59), Mary Pope Osborne (9.49), Piers Anthony (9.45), Natsuki Takaya (9.37), Rex Stout (9.33), Carolyn Keene (9.27), John MacArthur (9.23), Lora Leigh (9.23), Akimine Kamijyo (9.19), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.14), Kazuya Minekura (9.11), Tite Kubo (9.07), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.07), Kazuo Koike (9.04), Francine Pascal (9.01), Fujisawa Tooru (9.01), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (8.98), Soryo Fuyumi (8.97), BA Tortuga (8.96), Terrance Dicks (8.95), Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (8.93), Takeshi Konomi (8.9), Louis L'Amour (8.9), Stephanie Laurens (8.9), Richard J. Foster (8.88), John O'Brien (8.84), Gilbert Morris (8.77), Hisaya Nakajo (8.73), Yoshitaka Amano (8.73)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (516,863), Stephen King (385,607), Terry Pratchett (324,548), J. R. R. Tolkien (248,084), C. S. Lewis (232,613), Neil Gaiman (211,534), William Shakespeare (207,085), Nora Roberts (197,866), Agatha Christie (182,783), James Patterson (161,344), Jane Austen (160,491), Isaac Asimov (154,052), Stephenie Meyer (153,361), Charles Dickens (146,997), John Grisham (136,879), Dan Brown (128,366), Anne McCaffrey (127,901), Orson Scott Card (127,445), Janet Evanovich (124,800), Kurt Vonnegut (119,589), Anne Rice (116,002), Douglas Adams (114,595), Dean Koontz (114,359), George Orwell (112,286), Dr. Seuss (111,621), Robert A. Heinlein (108,827), Roald Dahl (107,840), John Steinbeck (107,834), Mercedes Lackey (107,296), Charlaine Harris (100,826), Laurell K. Hamilton (98,886), Margaret Atwood (95,919), George R. R. Martin (95,432), Mark Twain (94,795), Robert Jordan (93,978), Michael Crichton (90,914), Suzanne Collins (90,477), Ernest Hemingway (89,927), Piers Anthony (89,445), Lemony Snicket (88,317), Fyodor Dostoevsky (87,029), Haruki Murakami (84,141), Philip Pullman (83,035), Ray Bradbury (82,980), Gabriel García Márquez (80,296), Mary Pope Osborne (79,337), Anonymous (79,255), Bill Bryson (76,989), David Eddings (76,734), Tom Clancy (75,866), Philip K. Dick (75,676), Jim Butcher (75,657), Jodi Picoult (75,434), Ursula K. Le Guin (75,036), Patricia Cornwell (73,942), F. Scott Fitzgerald (73,017), Frank Herbert (72,059), J. D. Salinger (71,194), Tamora Pierce (70,356), Arthur C. Clarke (70,197), Neal Stephenson (69,583), L. M. Montgomery (69,145), Rick Riordan (68,776), Arthur Conan Doyle (68,394), Carolyn Keene (67,313), Alexander McCall Smith (66,318), Chuck Palahniuk (65,963), John Irving (65,672), Umberto Eco (64,896), Madeleine L'Engle (64,459), Marion Zimmer Bradley (64,208), Stieg Larsson (64,199), Michael Connelly (63,158), Leo Tolstoy (61,142), Nicholas Sparks (60,838)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,738,803), non-fiction (1,930,635), fantasy (1,563,707), history (1,536,686), to-read (1,232,289), science fiction (1,117,970), mystery (978,321), read (753,944), biography (694,133), poetry (589,284), novel (578,888), romance (532,361), humor (511,996), literature (499,791), reference (465,277), philosophy (447,159), art (430,674), unread (424,829), historical fiction (423,103), ebook (417,515), science (410,597), religion (410,381), children's (381,666), short stories (368,044), own (342,959), picture book (330,916), series (319,918), 20th century (315,104), sf (301,861), young adult (282,689), horror (270,858), children (268,456), travel (267,003), paperback (261,297), memoir (258,983), comics (258,783), music (257,346), manga (256,505), wwii (252,685), politics (243,982), kindle (241,905), graphic novel (240,100), cookbook (234,979), animals (223,849), classic (223,425), hardcover (219,708), anthology (219,317), classics (218,962), adventure (218,587), england (216,586), ya (216,435), (211,898), crime (210,976), thriller (210,567), family (209,267), psychology (203,146), theology (202,951), 19th century (184,559), usa (181,755), historical (174,237), american (170,197), cooking (168,650), christianity (168,173), vampires (166,512), essays (166,341), math (165,766), wishlist (161,554), sff (157,835), drama (153,485), english (150,976), magic (150,588), roman (145,721), american history (142,305), autobiography (142,287), british (142,008)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,703), African-American Literature (6,909), detective and mystery stories (5,345), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,570), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,202), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,818), contemporary American fiction (2,805), 20th Century American Literature (2,756), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,255), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,033), literatura norte-americana (1,961), criticism and interpretation (1,897), personal feelings and growth (1,867), Atlantian Reference Library (1,839), 19th Century British Literature (1,667), Cambridge University Press (1,578), picture book: intermediate (1,530), New Testament Commentaries (1,394), mother-daughter relationships (1,385), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,349), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,342), 20th century American fiction (1,314), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,282), 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,229), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), 19th Century American Literature (1,143), american religious history (1,122), literary criticism and history (1,099), Littérature française. XXe (991), Metropolitan Museum of Art (974), Native American literature (973), utopian & dystopian literature (960), Christian historical fiction (950), 20th Century United States (945), National Book Award Finalist (943), human-animal relationships (925), Contemporary American Literature (911), library and information science (905), organizational development (887), United States -- History -- Civil War (858), American History 19th Century (854), Declaration of Independence (839), children's historical fiction (829), American History 20th Century (826), Österreichische Literatur (777), Confederate States of America (724), British Historical Fiction (722), black and white photography (708), united states-19th century (697), children's science fiction (681)

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