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Vital Statistics

Members 1,918,461

Books cataloged 95,688,066

Tags added 115,431,286

Unique works 8,715,465

Reviews 2,370,405

Works reviewed 857,889

Ratings 14,683,686

Member-contributed covers 4,220,294

Author pictures 85,018

Venue pictures 12,421

Groups 10,406

Talk topics 167,730

Talk messages 5,038,316

Talk touchstones 3,680,810

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 216,631

Member Giveaway books given out 572,822

Total free books given out 789,453

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,573 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (28,876 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), Pages_Aplenty (27,584 books), Nedrin (27,410 books), lyzard (27,174 books), diana.n.TBR (26,307 books, private), Adolf_Ledesma (25,887 books), geoffmangum (25,244 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), spicere (24,936 books, private), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,793 books), EmScape (22,665 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,559 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), jenniebooks (21,029 books), mhagenberg (20,336 books), hyades (20,271 books, private), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,958 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,311 books), Dureo (19,162 books), realonedet (18,885 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), alaskabookworm (18,296 books), tglovell (18,281 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,039 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,989 books), ltcl (17,818 books), shearrob (17,765 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,547 books), DiosoLibrary (17,541 books), bertilak (17,330 books), SalemAthenaeum (17,210 books), Harry_Vincent (17,188 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11952), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), Schmerguls (5227), wyvernfriend (4724), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4337), jon1lambert (3797), kitchengardenbooks (3738), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3640), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3513), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3377), nwhyte (3317), bnielsen (3287), AbigailAdams26 (3211), cowpeace (3023), elisa.rolle (2874), Sullywriter (2852), ElizaJane (2828), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), antiquary (2557), BeitHallel (2467), aulsmith (2464), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2276), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2250), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2009), satyridae (2000), debnance (1943), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), tjsjohanna (1883), jbarr5 (1847), Liekederckx (1809), lamotm (1794), krau0098 (1779), bintphotobooks (1752), nbmars (1739), mahallett (1729), maaward (1729), keylawk (1723), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,645), gentlemania (72,611), calum-iain (55,256), gangleri (53,364), bertilak (48,807), mfd101 (43,781), msrau (41,645), vahistoricalsociety (39,613), DromJohn (38,360), Voglioleggere (28,658), Carolus (27,089), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,737), fnkelley (22,398), johninvienna (22,120), phillipsny04 (20,535), eromsted (18,411), Adolf_Ledesma (16,923), Wiszard (15,192), idiosyncratic (14,664), hudview (14,204), sgfein (14,141), PitcherBooks (13,426), dele2451 (13,414), IPCCLibrary (12,014), emherzog (11,264), BeitHallel (11,186), jntjesussaves (10,949), Neuromancer (10,938), freddybo1 (10,858), grbve (10,704), rolandperkins (10,361), manikap (10,312), lmdhs (10,265), JanWillemNoldus (9,848), Friendshaverford (9,843), HindeHouse (9,836), vpfluke (9,602), jmacaulay (9,574), kijabi1 (9,544), saraswati_library_mm (9,484), clpteensnewbooks (9,467), AGClibrary (9,448), cirdan747 (9,289), RobertDay (9,270), PeskyLibrary (8,974), LOC_YRC (8,921), nautilus_library (8,895), fredem (8,876), ipublishcentral (8,739), loonybaloony (8,525)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,870,122), German (1,519,457), Japanese (852,219), Spanish (583,930), Italian (565,090), Dutch (486,227), Russian (426,169), Swedish (372,557), Greek (Ancient) (329,562), Latin (259,261), Portuguese (159,955), Danish (115,728), Hebrew (107,845), Norwegian (107,053), Chinese (106,892), Finnish (74,688), Multiple languages (67,244), Polish (66,608), Arabic (64,102), Czech (59,733), English (Middle) (42,650), Hungarian (28,272), Icelandic (26,401), Catalan (26,213), Turkish (25,983)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,789 reviews), Twilight (1,956 reviews), The Book Thief (1,486 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,445 reviews), Catching Fire (1,381 reviews), Mockingjay (1,292 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,242 reviews), The Help (1,204 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,151 reviews), The Road (1,103 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,066 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,064 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,039 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,021 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,016 reviews), The Giver (985 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (917 reviews), The Graveyard Book (907 reviews), Breaking Dawn (898 reviews), New Moon (890 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (890 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (882 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (877 reviews), Divergent (877 reviews), Gone Girl (839 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (80,120), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,226), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (69,177), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (68,515), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,435), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (66,825), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,543), The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (54,234), The Da Vinci Code (52,230), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,037), Pride and Prejudice (50,428), Catcher in the Rye (48,194), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,772), The Great Gatsby (44,785), Twilight (42,530), The Kite Runner (38,028), Animal Farm (36,456), The Hunger Games (36,402), Jane Eyre (36,194), The Lord of the Rings (34,477), Brave New World (34,216), New Moon (33,646), Angels & Demons (33,223), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,620), Life of Pi (31,932)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (8.07), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (7.98), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.82), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.72), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), On Directing Film (6.92), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.9), 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 (6.22), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.07), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.05), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.88), Wildlife (5.85), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.85), The Best Awful (5.73), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.42), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.41), My Life As a Man (5.38), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.27), 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 (7.39), Jane Wagner (5.74), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.21), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.9), 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), Luigi Serafini (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Karl Elliger (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Jeff Brumbeau (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.6), Richard Williams (4.59), Albert Seba (4.58), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Carla Emery (4.58), Adam Makos (4.57), Adam Tooze (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Wallace Stevens (4.55), Aaron Becker (4.55), Jonathan Larson (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), June Hiatt (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Gail Boushey (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Christopher J. Koch (0), Rich Shapero (1.52), Christopher Ransom (2.13), Randy Davila (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.35), 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 (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.63), Emma Tennant (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Phoenix Desmond (2.66), James Bradley (2.66), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.66), Anna Sam (2.67), Erich von Däniken (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Simon (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Trudy Baker (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Andrew Keen (2.74), Robert D. Stueart (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Sharon Kendrick (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.81), Claude Izner (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.82), Kevin Trudeau (2.82), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82), Michael Drosnin (2.83)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (49.65), Henry James (48.94), Marc Hempel (44.51), Wilhelm Grimm (43.84), Gentry Lee (36.87), Paul Johnson (34.25), David Drake (30.12), Mark Victor Hansen (28.06), Edward FitzGerald (27.49), John L. Bull (26.73), Sam Kieth (25.53), Simone Beck (25.07), Charles Vess (24.41), Steve White (23.11), Mike Allred (20.51), Richmond Lattimore (19.89), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.69), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.66), Skip Williams (18.63), Kenneth Robeson (17.09), Lincoln Child (16.92), Richard Sapir (16.72), Albert Uderzo (15.71), Deborah Turner Harris (15.01), David Ellis (14.89), Yumi Tamura (13.83), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.4), Scott Dikkers (13.16), CLAMP (13.06), Jerry Pournelle (12.86), Nora Roberts (12.74), Saki Hiwatari (12.62), Margit Sandemo (12.53), Neta Jackson (12.47), Walter Ralston Martin (12.39), Dave McKean (12.36), Chie Shinohara (12.33), Mercedes Lackey (12.33), Jack Cohen (12.18), Warren Murphy (12.17), James Axler (12.07), Jill Thompson (11.95), Friedrich Engels (11.69), Don Pendleton (11.58), Rumiko Takahashi (11.46), Bryan Talbot (11.3), Roger Leloup (11.3), Eiichiro Oda (11.23), Yoko Kamio (11.17), Various Artists (artist) (11.03), Sean Michael (11.02), K. H. Scheer (11), Rob Kaplan (11), Gosho Aoyama (10.97), Naoki Urasawa (10.97), Frank W. Abagnale (10.71), DVD (10.68), Kentaro Miura (10.68), Beverly Lewis (10.68), Jack Kirby (10.47), Betty Neels (10.4), Carl Bernstein (10.34), Naoko Takeuchi (10.15), J. T. Edson (10.14), Stefan Wolf (10.14), Rick Veitch (10.09), Georgette Heyer (10), Mary Pope Osborne (9.94), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.93), Christine Feehan (9.91), Anne McCaffrey (9.88), Yuu Watase (9.88), Ken Akamatsu (9.77), Carolyn Keene (9.76), Piers Anthony (9.66), Lora Leigh (9.63), Akimine Kamijyo (9.63), Natsuki Takaya (9.6), Rex Stout (9.57), David Grene (9.54), John MacArthur (9.48), Essie Summers (9.47), Terrance Dicks (9.46), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.43), Daisy Meadows (9.42), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.3), Takeshi Konomi (9.3), Fujisawa Tooru (9.3), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.28), Francine Pascal (9.28), Tite Kubo (9.27), John O'Brien (9.24), Kazuya Minekura (9.2), Louis L'Amour (9.2), Kazuo Koike (9.19), Hisaya Nakajo (9.09), Stephanie Laurens (9.09), BA Tortuga (9.09), Diana Palmer (9.06), Franklin W. Dixon (9.05)

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, Diane Duane, Laurie Halse Anderson, 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, Jo Beverley, James Dashner, Sharon Kay Penman, Susan Mallery, Tite Kubo, Susan Wittig Albert, Edward R. Tufte, Adriana Trigiani, Alan Furst, Susan Wiggs, Geerten Meijsing, Randy Alcorn, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Matthew Pearl, Sharon Lee, Lynn Viehl, Sarah Addison Allen, 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 (529,152), Stephen King (399,405), Terry Pratchett (332,016), J. R. R. Tolkien (255,594), C. S. Lewis (239,594), Neil Gaiman (218,667), William Shakespeare (210,166), Nora Roberts (203,816), Agatha Christie (188,451), James Patterson (168,018), Jane Austen (164,605), Isaac Asimov (158,840), Stephenie Meyer (156,614), Charles Dickens (152,026), John Grisham (141,010), Dan Brown (131,784), Orson Scott Card (130,847), Anne McCaffrey (130,132), Janet Evanovich (128,765), Kurt Vonnegut (122,695), Anne Rice (118,724), Dean Koontz (118,171), Douglas Adams (117,444), Dr. Seuss (117,013), George Orwell (115,609), Robert A. Heinlein (111,773), Roald Dahl (111,592), John Steinbeck (110,755), Mercedes Lackey (109,344), Charlaine Harris (103,502), George R. R. Martin (101,797), Laurell K. Hamilton (100,612), Margaret Atwood (98,843), Mark Twain (97,997), Robert Jordan (96,826), Suzanne Collins (95,530), Michael Crichton (93,127), Ernest Hemingway (92,862), Piers Anthony (91,361), Lemony Snicket (90,872), Fyodor Dostoevsky (89,384), Haruki Murakami (87,636), Ray Bradbury (85,530), Philip Pullman (84,230), Mary Pope Osborne (83,100), Gabriel García Márquez (82,426), Jim Butcher (79,131), Bill Bryson (79,032), Philip K. Dick (77,881), David Eddings (77,860), Jodi Picoult (77,834), Tom Clancy (77,523), Ursula K. Le Guin (77,260), Patricia Cornwell (76,198), F. Scott Fitzgerald (75,358), Rick Riordan (74,067), Frank Herbert (73,778), J. D. Salinger (72,736), Arthur C. Clarke (72,325), Tamora Pierce (71,938), Arthur Conan Doyle (71,246), L. M. Montgomery (71,186), Neal Stephenson (71,123), Anonymous (71,114), Carolyn Keene (70,863), Alexander McCall Smith (68,493), Chuck Palahniuk (67,298), John Irving (66,892), Umberto Eco (66,541), Stieg Larsson (66,295), Madeleine L'Engle (66,232), Michael Connelly (65,818), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,294), Leo Tolstoy (63,145), Nicholas Sparks (62,910)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,876,137), non-fiction (2,000,919), fantasy (1,609,780), history (1,588,974), to-read (1,477,258), science fiction (1,153,085), mystery (1,012,983), read (779,895), biography (718,840), poetry (605,574), novel (594,368), romance (554,197), humor (527,829), literature (514,482), reference (474,524), philosophy (459,737), ebook (457,118), art (448,117), historical fiction (441,059), unread (429,351), science (425,655), religion (423,178), children's (391,494), short stories (379,494), own (348,795), picture book (344,322), series (337,189), 20th century (325,961), sf (306,843), young adult (295,772), horror (279,827), children (277,374), paperback (275,128), travel (274,901), comics (271,762), wwii (271,213), kindle (269,226), memoir (268,485), music (266,916), manga (266,209), politics (251,904), graphic novel (250,728), cookbook (240,475), animals (235,067), adventure (229,641), hardcover (229,052), classic (228,231), ya (227,554), classics (227,264), england (224,257), anthology (224,239), thriller (221,596), family (221,351), crime (218,338), (211,225), theology (210,460), psychology (209,228), 19th century (190,154), usa (189,417), historical (179,988), american (173,774), cooking (172,786), christianity (172,347), essays (170,959), vampires (170,750), math (170,272), wishlist (163,836), drama (158,395), sff (157,081), magic (156,368), english (154,318), roman (151,625), american history (147,394), photography (147,332), autobiography (146,377)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,342), African-American Literature (7,059), detective and mystery stories (5,537), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,551), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,317), 20th Century American Literature (2,914), contemporary American fiction (2,904), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,878), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,171), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,107), literatura norte-americana (2,016), criticism and interpretation (1,950), personal feelings and growth (1,870), Atlantian Reference Library (1,844), 19th Century British Literature (1,678), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,582), New Testament Commentaries (1,456), mother-daughter relationships (1,419), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,368), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,358), 20th century American fiction (1,325), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,293), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,213), american religious history (1,146), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), literary criticism and history (1,124), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,110), Littérature française. XXe (998), Christian historical fiction (989), Native American literature (988), utopian & dystopian literature (988), 20th Century United States (972), National Book Award Finalist (967), organizational development (957), library and information science (930), United States -- History -- Civil War (913), Contemporary American Literature (911), Penguin 20th-century Classics (895), human-animal relationships (888), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (887), Declaration of Independence (875), children's historical fiction (848), American History 19th Century (842), American History 20th Century (839), Österreichische Literatur (812), united states-19th century (809), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (799), Confederate States of America (749)

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