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Vital Statistics

Members 2,213,696

Books cataloged 117,967,137

Tags added 137,688,299

Unique works held 11,138,179

Unique works total 19,774,263

Reviews 3,118,739

Works reviewed 1,086,314

Ratings 17,718,530

Member-contributed covers 5,320,325

Author pictures 107,216

Venue pictures 15,392

Groups 11,264

Talk topics 194,834

Talk messages 6,152,705

Talk touchstones 4,603,034

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 299,831

Member Giveaway books given out 909,356

Total free books given out 1,209,187

50 largest libraries (see more)

cctesttc1 (95,505 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,753 books), jonathan_rigby (53,728 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), cesdemo (47,677 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), e-zReader (44,445 books), Kaethe (43,742 books), Adolf_Ledesma (43,110 books), novunus (40,507 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), calum-iain (37,894 books), LitaVore (35,519 books), Pages_Aplenty (34,508 books), scrow72 (33,425 books), jenniebooks (32,256 books), spicere (31,733 books, private), Nedrin (31,304 books), kel.wright (30,921 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,367 books), ltcl (28,346 books), geoffmangum (28,331 books), hyades (26,669 books, private), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), SalemAthenaeum (24,979 books), Harry_Vincent (24,970 books), kday_working (24,913 books), davidgn (24,833 books), JeanLittleLibrary (24,608 books), arjaygee (24,340 books), realonedet (24,118 books), credo (24,052 books, private), sjcmce (23,681 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), KigaliLibrary (23,579 books), Jullievg (23,482 books), dwhodges01 (23,191 books), upancholi (23,062 books), cordykitten (23,028 books, private), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,996 books), howie (22,334 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (22,041 books), Leischen (21,887 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), PC-jacoby (21,654 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12763), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6705), wyvernfriend (5599), Schmerguls (5468), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5145), Sullywriter (5012), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4861), bnielsen (4581), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4405), AbigailAdams26 (4236), jhawn (4097), ElizaJane (4020), kitchengardenbooks (3824), nwhyte (3793), burnit99 (3774), cowpeace (3707), vdb (3687), jbarr5 (3682), TUCC (3452), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (3338), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), sstocks (2763), Renato (2744), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), nbmars (2470), BeitHallel (2467), krau0098 (2451), BookstoogeLT (2386), Totarobookroom (2354), Liekederckx (2327), Salsabrarian (2252), tjsjohanna (2247), MeditationesMartini (2246), JeanLittleLibrary (2237), comfypants (2237), DinadansFriend (2228), bibliest (2222), antimuzak (2208), debnance (2182)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (467,360), ThomasKleinert (323,866), bluetyson (296,733), eromsted (247,827), gangleri (232,159), purpleprincess1311 (220,604), cesdemo (208,644), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (176,180), Merryann (166,733), gentlemania (158,171), BookEndsIntl (144,868), librisissimo (137,010), mfd101 (133,458), Pages_Aplenty (131,678), guyalice (128,075), AsYouKnow_Bob (124,163), MatthewCoomber (117,164), clpteensnewbooks (113,068), msrau (111,662), Nedrin (111,273), BlueTysonSS (109,458), philn (109,327), PitcherBooks (101,110), cdcollection (97,303), TheoClarke (94,582), vivir (90,570), bioethics (89,402), SilentInAWay (88,807), cwc790411 (85,198), donkelly68 (85,034), vahistoricalsociety (84,831), wm3395 (82,570), Littlemissbashful (82,530), skullduggery (82,462), Carolus (82,384), Stitswerd (79,920), cmorr (78,384), jasbro (75,882), spicere (75,594), robbiedeclercq (74,598), LunaSlashSea (72,501), saraswati_library_mm (72,492), cnrenner (68,898), Neuromancer (68,232), cej1027 (66,600), SeriousGrace (65,653), idiosyncratic (65,599), Smiler69 (64,826), wyvernfriend (62,640)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,608,290), German (1,323,491), Spanish (534,387), Dutch (510,592), Italian (497,572), Swedish (306,009), Russian (261,529), Japanese (245,664), Latin (169,521), Portuguese (111,225), Greek (Ancient) (107,914), Danish (87,451), Finnish (86,871), Chinese (61,061), Hebrew (58,501), Polish (53,472), Norwegian (53,022), Arabic (46,745), Czech (40,872), Catalan (36,516), Hungarian (30,968), Norwegian (Bokmål) (23,224), Turkish (22,524), Greek (21,319), Icelandic (19,658)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,030 reviews), Twilight (2,043 reviews), The Book Thief (1,755 reviews), Catching Fire (1,566 reviews), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1,531 reviews), Mockingjay (1,491 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,445 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,356 reviews), The Help (1,346 reviews), The Giver (1,279 reviews), The Road (1,219 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,212 reviews), Gone Girl (1,162 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,160 reviews), Divergent (1,156 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,151 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,133 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,113 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,110 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,109 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,060 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,041 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,041 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,034 reviews), The Lightning Thief (953 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (91,708), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (77,830), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (76,332), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (76,304), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (74,557), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (74,102), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (70,754), The Hobbit; or There and Back Again (64,352), 1984 (57,430), Pride and Prejudice (56,888), The Da Vinci Code (56,529), To Kill a Mockingbird (55,130), The Catcher in the Rye (53,295), The Great Gatsby (50,658), Twilight (45,790), The Hunger Games (42,685), The Kite Runner (41,630), Jane Eyre (41,238), Animal Farm (40,984), Brave New World (38,428), The Lord of the Rings {complete} (38,168), New Moon (36,432), Angels & Demons (36,355), The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (36,172), Fahrenheit 451 (35,801)

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), 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 English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.88), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.83), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.82), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.79), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.77), The Annotated Persuasion (4.77), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.76), The Complete Far Side (4.76), Under the North Star (4.76), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.76), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume 2: 1982-1984 (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.83), Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.75), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.73), Baha'u'llah (4.71), William R. Trumble (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Sharon Miller (4.69), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Ollie Johnston (4.67), William M. Gaines (4.66), Frank H. Netter (4.65), Karl Elliger (4.65), John J. Palmer (4.63), Harold Abelson (4.63), Jennifer Block (4.62), Colette Wolff (4.62), Richard Williams (4.62), Jonathan B. Parshall (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Angie Thomas (4.59), Luigi Serafini (4.59), George Frideric Handel (4.58), Bryan Stevenson (4.58), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.58), Drew Daywalt (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.56), Russel Lazega (4.56), Steve Purcell (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Jeff Brumbeau (4.55), Don Rosa (4.55), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.55), Michael Whelan (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), John Williams (4.54), Carla Emery (4.54), Brant Pitre (4.54), Albert Seba (4.53), Deborah Chandler (4.53), Ruth Manning-Sanders (4.53), Lindsay Mattick (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), Andrew Loomis (4.53), James Jean (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.66), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.19), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.19), Hal Lindsey (2.39), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.55), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.67), Alexander Campion (2.68), Adèle Lang (2.68), John Milne (2.69), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Janet Groth (2.69), Simon (2.7), Anna Sam (2.7), Trudy Baker (2.71), Douglas Monroe (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Robin Kirman (2.75), Eden Cole (2.76), Ellen Fein (2.76), Michael Drosnin (2.77), Andrew Keen (2.77), Vonna Harper (2.77), Charlotte Roche (2.77), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tara Bray Smith (2.8), Tracy Quan (2.8), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.82), Matthew Klam (2.82), James Bradley (2.82), Barbara Siegel (2.83), Johanna Skibsrud (2.83)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (601,669), Stephen King (461,906), Terry Pratchett (374,490), J.R.R. Tolkien (293,256), C. S. Lewis (281,380), Neil Gaiman (255,508), William Shakespeare (247,022), Nora Roberts (246,343), Agatha Christie (223,271), James Patterson (212,210), Jane Austen (187,870), Isaac Asimov (179,623), Charles Dickens (177,591), Stephenie Meyer (173,213), John Grisham (166,459), Dr. Seuss (150,345), Janet Evanovich (149,735), Dan Brown (146,737), Orson Scott Card (146,557), Anne McCaffrey (144,964), Dean Koontz (139,111), Kurt Vonnegut (136,488), Roald Dahl (134,173), Anne Rice (132,684), George Orwell (131,510), Douglas Adams (130,339), George R. R. Martin (126,799), John Steinbeck (126,401), Robert A. Heinlein (123,381), Mercedes Lackey (123,041), Charlaine Harris (119,299), Margaret Atwood (115,592), Suzanne Collins (114,844), Mark Twain (114,729), Mary Pope Osborne (113,753), Laurell K. Hamilton (110,813), Robert Jordan (109,231), Lemony Snicket (108,782), Ernest Hemingway (106,603), Michael Crichton (105,837), Rick Riordan (103,439), Haruki Murakami (102,116), Fyodor Dostoevsky (102,020), Piers Anthony (101,382), Ray Bradbury (98,823), Jim Butcher (94,351), Philip Pullman (94,336), Gabriel García Márquez (92,816), Bill Bryson (90,320), Philip K. Dick (89,839), Ursula K. Le Guin (89,375), Jodi Picoult (89,355), Patricia Cornwell (89,076), Carolyn Keene (87,761), David Eddings (86,607), Arthur Conan Doyle (86,409), F. Scott Fitzgerald (86,216), L. M. Montgomery (82,799), Frank Herbert (82,357), Tom Clancy (82,261), Arthur C. Clarke (81,913), Michael Connelly (81,688), Tamora Pierce (80,974), J. D. Salinger (80,143), Neal Stephenson (80,013), Alexander McCall Smith (79,946), Anonymous (77,893), Madeleine L'Engle (75,988), Nicholas Sparks (75,271), Umberto Eco (75,155), Clive Cussler (74,996), Stieg Larsson (74,567), Chuck Palahniuk (74,289), R. L. Stine (73,657), Leo Tolstoy (73,467)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,510,664), to-read (3,062,144), non-fiction (2,318,271), fantasy (1,841,948), history (1,820,327), science fiction (1,314,422), mystery (1,191,688), read (886,335), biography (836,850), poetry (686,207), novel (672,457), romance (666,674), ebook (642,885), humor (595,705), literature (580,744), historical fiction (540,541), reference (515,879), philosophy (514,838), art (512,480), science (489,951), religion (475,047), unread (464,959), children's (451,087), short stories (429,007), picture book (427,565), kindle (425,253), series (410,513), own (391,905), 20th century (371,356), young adult (363,377), sf (337,989), wwii (324,449), horror (323,485), children (320,098), music (315,747), comics (313,867), memoir (313,327), manga (306,208), paperback (305,641), travel (301,981), animals (291,731), politics (288,460), adventure (281,639), family (278,852), ya (271,679), cookbook (270,295), thriller (269,725), classics (264,364), england (260,724), hardcover (257,281), crime (255,913), classic (250,290), anthology (248,893), graphic novel (248,315), psychology (237,886), theology (237,040), usa (222,464), 19th century (217,018), historical (208,577), (207,229), christianity (193,785), essays (192,907), math (191,101), american (190,776), cooking (189,895), library (187,835), vampires (186,742), wishlist (184,550), magic (183,884), drama (181,096), english (176,050), roman (175,226), photography (175,187), american history (175,065), autobiography (168,571)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,999), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,905), Science Fiction and Fantasy (11,856), Mystery and detective stories (9,270), African-American Literature (7,992), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,650), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,606), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,521), 20th Century American Literature (3,425), contemporary American fiction (3,410), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,281), criticism and interpretation (2,277), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (2,242), personal feelings and growth (1,935), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), mother-daughter relationships (1,804), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,773), 19th Century British Literature (1,719), picture book: intermediate (1,652), Cambridge University Press (1,646), Literary Theory & Criticism (1,555), anthologies and collections (1,500), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,491), 20th century American fiction (1,455), Christian historical fiction (1,418), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,385), literary criticism and history (1,382), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,366), american religious history (1,307), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,304), 19th Century American Literature (1,295), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,268), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,231), Incarnations of Immortality (1,223), human-animal relationships (1,222), Native American literature (1,212), Contemporary American Literature (1,164), National Book Award Finalist (1,156), organizational development (1,150), 20th Century United States (1,141), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,124), library and information science (1,123), Declaration of Independence (1,116), young adult science fiction (1,102), Littérature française. XXe (1,102), Anthologies (multiple authors) (1,099), Littérature française. XIXe (1,078), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (1,003), Penguin 20th-century Classics (962), father-daughter relationship (936)

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