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Vital Statistics

Members 1,849,140

Books cataloged 92,092,248

Tags added 110,725,565

Unique works 8,390,694

Reviews 2,230,866

Works reviewed 814,881

Ratings 14,030,976

Member-contributed covers 4,014,815

Author pictures 80,750

Venue pictures 11,848

Groups 10,144

Talk topics 161,214

Talk messages 4,779,695

Talk touchstones 3,426,321

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 197,468

Member Giveaway books given out 445,918

Total free books given out 643,386

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (50,993 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), diana.n.TBR (28,017 books, private), lyzard (26,926 books), Nedrin (26,505 books), calum-iain (26,489 books), Pages_Aplenty (25,372 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), geoffmangum (24,714 books), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), spicere (23,551 books, private), elpaolo (23,090 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,432 books), EmScape (21,991 books), Leischen (21,721 books), phahut (21,537 books, private), howie (21,374 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), Adolf_Ledesma (20,580 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,479 books), arjaygee (19,422 books), Dureo (19,162 books), hyades (19,002 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 (17,979 books), jenniebooks (17,975 books), shearrob (17,765 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,748 books), alaskabookworm (17,481 books), JaredMcLaine (17,456 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private), kara.shamy (17,054 books), SalemAthenaeum (16,969 books), bertilak (16,931 books), shop20q (16,928 books), Crypto-Willobie (16,880 books), DiosoLibrary (16,786 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11679), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6466), Schmerguls (5163), GeniusJen (4538), wyvernfriend (4526), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4232), jon1lambert (3706), vdb (3687), kitchengardenbooks (3684), burnit99 (3574), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), nwhyte (3185), AbigailAdams26 (3182), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3074), bnielsen (2985), cowpeace (2855), elisa.rolle (2853), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2668), Farella (2634), ElizaJane (2599), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), antiquary (2338), antimuzak (2207), Renato (2144), Budzul (2103), aulsmith (2076), satyridae (2000), BRCSBooks (1920), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), debnance (1848), tjsjohanna (1818), Liekederckx (1751), maaward (1729), bintphotobooks (1714), keylawk (1711), lamotm (1707), CHINEDESENFANTS (1700), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), mahallett (1669), andreahodges (1635), Rose-Marie (1622)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,630), gentlemania (67,456), gangleri (53,357), calum-iain (52,475), bertilak (44,583), msrau (41,632), mfd101 (40,384), DromJohn (38,317), vahistoricalsociety (36,581), Voglioleggere (27,088), Carolus (26,712), Wraith_Ravenscroft (23,026), phillipsny04 (20,523), johninvienna (20,336), fnkelley (19,914), eromsted (18,184), idiosyncratic (14,426), sgfein (13,997), Wiszard (13,791), hudview (13,290), Adolf_Ledesma (13,070), PitcherBooks (12,223), dele2451 (11,788), BeitHallel (11,185), Neuromancer (10,929), emherzog (10,836), freddybo1 (10,663), manikap (10,137), lmdhs (9,944), HindeHouse (9,828), grbve (9,765), rolandperkins (9,700), JanWillemNoldus (9,693), Friendshaverford (9,650), IPCCLibrary (9,648), jmacaulay (9,572), clpteensnewbooks (9,449), kijabi1 (9,381), cirdan747 (9,287), AGClibrary (9,210), saraswati_library_mm (9,166), RobertDay (9,162), vpfluke (8,985), ipublishcentral (8,727), fredem (8,663), nautilus_library (8,648), loonybaloony (8,520), Zineapothecary (8,426), PeskyLibrary (8,242), stmarysadult (8,130)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,798,663), German (1,461,744), Japanese (822,885), Spanish (563,847), Italian (541,113), Dutch (463,623), Russian (411,190), Swedish (355,578), Greek (Ancient) (317,574), Latin (249,722), Portuguese (154,538), Danish (112,038), Chinese (103,318), Hebrew (102,357), Norwegian (101,483), Finnish (70,391), Multiple languages (64,822), Polish (63,739), Arabic (62,310), Czech (58,200), English (Middle) (41,671), Hungarian (26,826), Turkish (25,210), Icelandic (24,943), Catalan (24,388)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,707 reviews), Twilight (1,919 reviews), The Book Thief (1,431 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,428 reviews), Catching Fire (1,338 reviews), Mockingjay (1,236 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,215 reviews), The Help (1,182 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1,102 reviews), The Road (1,090 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,050 reviews), The time traveler's wife : a novel (1,047 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,009 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,005 reviews), Water for Elephants (996 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (906 reviews), The Giver (903 reviews), Breaking Dawn (889 reviews), The Graveyard Book (881 reviews), New Moon (881 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (864 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (843 reviews), Divergent (800 reviews), The Lightning Thief (776 reviews), The Lovely Bones (765 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (78,213), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (68,027), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (67,716), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (67,118), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (66,184), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (65,542), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (62,300), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (52,556), The Da Vinci Code (51,357), Nineteen Eighty-Four (49,742), Pride and Prejudice (49,250), The Catcher in the Rye (47,155), To Kill a Mockingbird (46,482), The Great Gatsby (43,546), Twilight (41,873), The Kite Runner (37,342), Animal Farm (35,421), Jane Eyre (35,376), The Hunger Games (34,801), The Lord of the Rings (33,773), Brave New World (33,348), New Moon (33,169), Angels & Demons (32,559), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,140), Life of Pi (31,381)

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 (7.84), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), On Directing Film (7.01), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.99), 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 (6.32), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.06), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.03), Wildlife (5.97), 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 (5.29)

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 (5.18), 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 (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.64), Jonathan Larson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Don Rosa (4.61), Bill Watterson (4.61), Jeff Brumbeau (4.59), Albert Seba (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), Carla Emery (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), United States. (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Wallace Stevens (4.56), James C. Christensen (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Robert A. Caro (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Dougal Dixon (4.53), W. Richard Stevens (4.53), Bryan A. Garner (4.53), Thomas Nelson (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), June Hiatt (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53)

50 lowest-rated authors

Bernadette Murphy (0), Kerry Patterson (0), Catherine Bailey (0), Alan Weisman (0), Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.1), Randy Davila (2.14), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.42), 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), Melissa P. (2.61), Arabella Weir (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Phoenix Desmond (2.63), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.64), James Bradley (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Simon (2.67), Rachael F. Heller (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Anna Sam (2.73), Catherine Millet (2.73), Franz Kafka (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Robert D. Stueart (2.75), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.78), Jessica Adams (2.78), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Heleen van Royen (2.8), Noah Charney (2.8), Theresa Schwegel (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81)

100 "completist" authors

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

Alexandre Dumas (149.2), Colleen Doran (54.06), Edward FitzGerald (52.86), Tracy Hickman (48.97), Marc Hempel (43.9), Wilhelm Grimm (39.62), Gentry Lee (36.1), Charles Vess (33.77), Paul Johnson (32.06), David Drake (29.28), Mark Victor Hansen (27.38), John L. Bull (25.86), Sam Kieth (24.88), Simone Beck (24.51), Steve White (23.92), Richmond Lattimore (21.79), Mike Allred (19.98), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.51), Jerry B. Jenkins (18.98), Skip Williams (18.38), Kenneth Robeson (16.88), Richard Sapir (16.33), Lincoln Child (16.26), Bryan Talbot (15.81), Deborah Turner Harris (14.79), Yumi Tamura (13.58), Albert Uderzo (13.28), Scott Dikkers (12.98), CLAMP (12.8), David Ellis (12.79), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (12.77), Margit Sandemo (12.71), Jerry Pournelle (12.59), Saki Hiwatari (12.45), Nora Roberts (12.42), Mercedes Lackey (12.13), Dave McKean (12.04), Walter Ralston Martin (11.94), Jack Cohen (11.87), Warren Murphy (11.87), Neta Jackson (11.82), Chie Shinohara (11.76), Jill Thompson (11.76), Friedrich Engels (11.42), James Axler (11.18), Don Pendleton (11.16), Rumiko Takahashi (11.15), DVD (11.12), Eiichiro Oda (11.09), Yoko Kamio (11.07), Sean Michael (10.93), Roger Leloup (10.86), Various Artists (artist) (10.83), K. H. Scheer (10.76), Rob Kaplan (10.76), Naoki Urasawa (10.57), David Grene (10.5), Kentaro Miura (10.47), Frank W. Abagnale (10.45), Betty Neels (10.34), Gosho Aoyama (10.27), Carl Bernstein (10.14), Jack Kirby (9.97), Stefan Wolf (9.95), J. T. Edson (9.93), Naoko Takeuchi (9.88), Georgette Heyer (9.79), Christine Feehan (9.76), Anne McCaffrey (9.74), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.73), Ken Akamatsu (9.63), Yuu Watase (9.63), Mary Pope Osborne (9.62), Terrance Dicks (9.57), Carolyn Keene (9.53), Piers Anthony (9.51), Natsuki Takaya (9.39), Rex Stout (9.36), Lora Leigh (9.31), John MacArthur (9.26), Akimine Kamijyo (9.2), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.17), Kazuya Minekura (9.12), Tite Kubo (9.11), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.09), Kazuo Koike (9.05), Soryo Fuyumi (9.01), Fujisawa Tooru (9.01), Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (8.99), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (8.99), Takeshi Konomi (8.97), BA Tortuga (8.96), John O'Brien (8.95), Louis L'Amour (8.93), Richard J. Foster (8.92), Daisy Meadows (8.87), Stephanie Laurens (8.87), Hisaya Nakajo (8.83), Gilbert Morris (8.81), Francine Pascal (8.8)

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, Chris Bohjalian, Janny Wurts, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Hill, Dan Chaon, Melissa Marr, Nancy Holder, 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, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Sharon Lee, Sarah Addison Allen, Sholem Berger, Tatiana Holway, Neal Asher, Sabrina Jeffries, Andrew Vachss, Sherryl Woods, Charlotte Hughes, Chitra Divakaruni — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (518,164), Stephen King (387,585), Terry Pratchett (325,433), J. R. R. Tolkien (249,081), C. S. Lewis (233,565), Neil Gaiman (212,296), William Shakespeare (207,746), Nora Roberts (199,101), Agatha Christie (183,554), James Patterson (162,442), Jane Austen (161,038), Isaac Asimov (154,489), Stephenie Meyer (153,918), Charles Dickens (147,557), John Grisham (137,364), Dan Brown (128,771), Anne McCaffrey (128,279), Orson Scott Card (127,921), Janet Evanovich (125,475), Kurt Vonnegut (120,027), Anne Rice (116,402), Dean Koontz (115,214), Douglas Adams (114,853), Dr. Seuss (112,621), George Orwell (112,603), Robert A. Heinlein (109,146), Roald Dahl (108,489), John Steinbeck (108,136), Mercedes Lackey (107,578), Charlaine Harris (101,358), Laurell K. Hamilton (99,194), Margaret Atwood (96,304), George R. R. Martin (96,189), Mark Twain (95,299), Robert Jordan (94,223), Michael Crichton (91,297), Suzanne Collins (91,222), Ernest Hemingway (90,463), Piers Anthony (89,920), Lemony Snicket (88,816), Fyodor Dostoevsky (87,337), Haruki Murakami (84,569), Ray Bradbury (83,301), Philip Pullman (83,270), Gabriel García Márquez (80,628), Mary Pope Osborne (80,420), Anonymous (79,514), Bill Bryson (77,256), David Eddings (76,895), Tom Clancy (76,310), Jim Butcher (76,080), Philip K. Dick (75,893), Jodi Picoult (75,755), Ursula K. Le Guin (75,323), Patricia Cornwell (74,277), F. Scott Fitzgerald (73,305), Frank Herbert (72,278), J. D. Salinger (71,376), Tamora Pierce (70,683), Arthur C. Clarke (70,468), Neal Stephenson (69,806), Rick Riordan (69,577), L. M. Montgomery (69,374), Carolyn Keene (68,965), Arthur Conan Doyle (68,786), Alexander McCall Smith (66,641), Chuck Palahniuk (66,176), John Irving (65,826), Umberto Eco (65,067), Madeleine L'Engle (64,713), Stieg Larsson (64,435), Marion Zimmer Bradley (64,343), Michael Connelly (63,560), Leo Tolstoy (61,354), Nicholas Sparks (61,184)

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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