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Vital Statistics

Members 1,957,256

Books cataloged 97,917,364

Tags added 118,417,761

Unique works 15,641,953

Reviews 2,455,365

Works reviewed 884,696

Ratings 15,030,197

Member-contributed covers 4,349,264

Author pictures 87,590

Venue pictures 12,747

Groups 10,517

Talk topics 170,697

Talk messages 5,168,211

Talk touchstones 3,815,737

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 228,386

Member Giveaway books given out 634,170

Total free books given out 862,556

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,899 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), stansteiner (33,275 books), calum-iain (30,793 books), Adolf_Ledesma (29,602 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,248 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), Nedrin (27,957 books), lyzard (27,309 books), geoffmangum (26,162 books), spicere (25,929 books, private), diana.n.TBR (24,981 books, private), jenniebooks (24,802 books), credo (24,002 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,837 books), KigaliLibrary (22,782 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), howie (21,742 books), Leischen (21,721 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (20,683 books, private), mhagenberg (20,494 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), arjaygee (20,161 books), angelrose (19,968 books), realonedet (19,856 books), e-zReader (19,614 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,220 books), Dureo (19,162 books), ltcl (19,096 books), alaskabookworm (18,877 books), Harry_Vincent (18,786 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), steelprimate (18,694 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), tglovell (18,502 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,136 books), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,087 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,884 books), shearrob (17,765 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12114), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), Schmerguls (5264), Sullywriter (5012), wyvernfriend (4848), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4378), jon1lambert (3841), kitchengardenbooks (3779), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3778), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3682), bnielsen (3409), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), nwhyte (3374), AbigailAdams26 (3261), cowpeace (3096), ElizaJane (2974), elisa.rolle (2880), shanaqui (2739), aulsmith (2706), antiquary (2696), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2332), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), jbarr5 (2045), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2010), satyridae (2000), debnance (1990), tjsjohanna (1919), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), krau0098 (1879), lamotm (1843), Liekederckx (1841), nbmars (1838), mahallett (1807), bintphotobooks (1792), rhonda1111 (1755), keylawk (1734)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,687), gentlemania (75,543), calum-iain (57,371), gangleri (53,366), bertilak (51,606), mfd101 (46,798), vahistoricalsociety (41,672), msrau (41,652), DromJohn (38,395), Voglioleggere (30,112), Carolus (27,129), Wraith_Ravenscroft (25,069), johninvienna (24,206), fnkelley (22,766), eromsted (22,135), phillipsny04 (20,552), Adolf_Ledesma (19,294), Wiszard (19,042), idiosyncratic (14,673), hudview (14,653), sgfein (14,210), PitcherBooks (14,186), dele2451 (14,025), IPCCLibrary (12,752), jntjesussaves (11,882), OffalyHistory (11,614), emherzog (11,265), BeitHallel (11,186), freddybo1 (10,970), Neuromancer (10,943), grbve (10,870), rolandperkins (10,541), lmdhs (10,427), manikap (10,312), RobertDay (10,007), Friendshaverford (10,002), JanWillemNoldus (9,887), vpfluke (9,879), HindeHouse (9,839), saraswati_library_mm (9,592), kijabi1 (9,586), jmacaulay (9,577), AGClibrary (9,501), clpteensnewbooks (9,479), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,265), fredem (9,167), LOC_YRC (9,096), nautilus_library (8,986), ipublishcentral (8,743)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,916,940), German (1,558,458), Japanese (870,124), Spanish (597,616), Italian (580,803), Dutch (495,634), Russian (437,407), Swedish (382,706), Greek (Ancient) (337,728), Latin (265,794), Portuguese (164,627), Danish (117,918), Norwegian (111,060), Hebrew (110,669), Chinese (108,902), Finnish (77,044), Polish (68,391), Multiple languages (67,726), Arabic (65,228), Czech (61,121), English (Middle) (43,407), Hungarian (29,257), Catalan (27,523), Icelandic (27,003), Turkish (26,480)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,837 reviews), Twilight (1,965 reviews), The Book Thief (1,524 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,458 reviews), Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) (1,402 reviews), Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) (1,318 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,250 reviews), The Help (1,221 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,177 reviews), The Road (1,117 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,076 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,047 reviews), The Giver (1,033 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,027 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,016 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (977 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (952 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (935 reviews), Divergent (921 reviews), The Graveyard Book (919 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (913 reviews), Breaking Dawn (904 reviews), New Moon (899 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (899 reviews), Gone Girl (887 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (81,115), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (69,916), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,910), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (69,215), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (68,108), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,466), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (64,187), The Hobbit (55,098), The Da Vinci Code (52,684), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,704), Pride and Prejudice (51,110), The Catcher in the Rye (48,743), To Kill a Mockingbird (48,389), The Great Gatsby (45,312), Twilight (42,932), The Kite Runner (38,357), The Hunger Games (37,162), Animal Farm (36,990), Jane Eyre (36,677), The Lord of the Rings (34,764), Brave New World (34,636), New Moon (33,935), Angels & Demons (33,515), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,974), The Fellowship of the Ring (32,243)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Absolute at Large (8.62), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (7.77), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (7.73), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.72), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.71), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), On Directing Film (6.87), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.84), 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 (6.39), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.14), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.01), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.85), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.82), The Best Awful: A Novel (5.73), Wildlife (5.48), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), My Life As a Man (5.38), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.37), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.36), 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 (12.36), Paul Jackson (7.36), Jane Wagner (5.72), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Geoffrey Budworth (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.87), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.71), William R. Trumble (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.65), Harold Abelson (4.63), Don Rosa (4.63), Steve Purcell (4.63), Bill Watterson (4.61), Jeff Brumbeau (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.61), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.6), Richard Williams (4.59), Tom Tierney (4.57), Ki Longfellow (4.57), Carla Emery (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Adam Makos (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.57), Adam Tooze (4.55), Albert Seba (4.55), Wallace Stevens (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Larry Gonick (4.53), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), James C. Christensen (4.53), United States. (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Karen White (0), Walter Murch (0), Peggy Blair (0), Rich Shapero (1.52), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.04), Christopher Ransom (2.15), 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 (2.58), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Anna Sam (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Simon (2.69), Erich von Däniken (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Catherine Millet (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.74), Jacquelyn Cook (2.74), Kevin Trudeau (2.75), James Bradley (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Robert D. Stueart (2.78), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (50.48), Marc Hempel (44.83), Wilhelm Grimm (44.77), Henry James (44.7), Gentry Lee (37.45), Paul Johnson (35.22), David Drake (30.61), Mark Victor Hansen (28.56), John L. Bull (26.77), Sam Kieth (25.81), Simone Beck (25.44), Steve White (24.66), Jerry B. Jenkins (20.16), Mike Allred (20.08), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.85), Skip Williams (18.75), Richard Sapir (17.47), Charles Vess (17.4), Lincoln Child (17.36), Kenneth Robeson (17.36), David Ellis (16.45), Albert Uderzo (15.95), Deborah Turner Harris (15.15), Yumi Tamura (13.94), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.47), Scott Dikkers (13.25), CLAMP (13.19), Jerry Pournelle (13.09), Nora Roberts (13.03), James Axler (12.97), Warren Murphy (12.89), Saki Hiwatari (12.81), Neta Jackson (12.78), Walter Ralston Martin (12.67), Dave McKean (12.6), Margit Sandemo (12.57), Mercedes Lackey (12.52), Chie Shinohara (12.42), Jack Cohen (12.36), Friedrich Engels (12.14), Jill Thompson (12.05), Don Pendleton (11.88), Rumiko Takahashi (11.72), Beverly Lewis (11.72), Eiichiro Oda (11.66), Bryan Talbot (11.42), Gosho Aoyama (11.34), Yoko Kamio (11.31), Naoki Urasawa (11.25), Various Artists (artist) (11.23), Rob Kaplan (11.2), Roger Leloup (11.2), Sean Michael (11.18), K. H. Scheer (11.05), Frank W. Abagnale (10.92), Kentaro Miura (10.83), Jack Kirby (10.82), Naoko Takeuchi (10.65), Betty Neels (10.58), Carl Bernstein (10.52), J. T. Edson (10.32), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.29), Christine Feehan (10.28), Stefan Wolf (10.26), Mary Pope Osborne (10.22), Georgette Heyer (10.15), Rick Veitch (10.13), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.09), Yuu Watase (10.02), Anne McCaffrey (10.01), Ken Akamatsu (9.96), Carolyn Keene (9.95), Lora Leigh (9.93), Akimine Kamijyo (9.89), DVD (9.88), Piers Anthony (9.81), Daisy Meadows (9.81), Gilbert Morris (9.78), Rex Stout (9.76), John MacArthur (9.69), Essie Summers (9.65), Natsuki Takaya (9.65), John O'Brien (9.63), Terrance Dicks (9.54), Francine Pascal (9.51), Fujisawa Tooru (9.49), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.44), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.44), Louis L'Amour (9.41), Takeshi Konomi (9.39), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.38), Tite Kubo (9.38), BA Tortuga (9.3), Kazuya Minekura (9.29), Kazuo Koike (9.28), Janette Oke (9.26), Franklin W. Dixon (9.24), Hisaya Nakajo (9.24), Stephanie Laurens (9.23), Steve Zaloga (9.14)

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, John Carey, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Bohjalian, Janny Wurts, Nancy Holder, Dan Chaon, Sarah M. Anderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Melissa Marr, James Dashner, Jo Beverley, Susan Mallery, Sharon Kay Penman, Tite Kubo, Susan Wittig Albert, Edward R. Tufte, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Randy Alcorn, Geerten Meijsing, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Matthew Pearl, Sarah Addison Allen, Sharon Lee, Lynn Viehl, Sholem Berger, Tatiana Holway, Neal Asher, Sherryl Woods, Sabrina Jeffries — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (535,125), Stephen King (399,428), Terry Pratchett (337,898), J. R. R. Tolkien (259,164), C. S. Lewis (243,868), Neil Gaiman (222,247), William Shakespeare (213,864), Nora Roberts (208,387), Agatha Christie (192,154), James Patterson (172,761), Jane Austen (166,979), Isaac Asimov (161,360), Stephenie Meyer (158,174), Charles Dickens (154,663), John Grisham (143,918), Dan Brown (133,349), Orson Scott Card (132,627), Anne McCaffrey (131,725), Janet Evanovich (130,694), Kurt Vonnegut (124,288), Dean Koontz (120,809), Anne Rice (120,279), Dr. Seuss (119,620), Douglas Adams (119,015), George Orwell (117,168), Roald Dahl (114,062), Robert A. Heinlein (113,283), John Steinbeck (112,403), Mercedes Lackey (111,064), Charlaine Harris (105,104), George R. R. Martin (104,843), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,560), Margaret Atwood (100,421), Mark Twain (99,908), Robert Jordan (98,249), Suzanne Collins (97,729), Michael Crichton (94,910), Ernest Hemingway (94,384), Piers Anthony (92,722), Lemony Snicket (92,501), Fyodor Dostoevsky (90,714), Haruki Murakami (89,209), Ray Bradbury (87,005), Mary Pope Osborne (85,390), Philip Pullman (85,231), Gabriel García Márquez (83,512), Jim Butcher (80,333), Bill Bryson (80,297), Philip K. Dick (79,109), David Eddings (79,107), Tom Clancy (79,090), Jodi Picoult (78,973), Ursula K. Le Guin (78,662), Patricia Cornwell (77,926), Rick Riordan (76,542), F. Scott Fitzgerald (76,374), Frank Herbert (74,717), Anonymous (73,660), J. D. Salinger (73,634), Arthur C. Clarke (73,408), Tamora Pierce (72,972), Arthur Conan Doyle (72,880), Neal Stephenson (72,344), Carolyn Keene (72,246), L. M. Montgomery (71,736), Alexander McCall Smith (69,827), Chuck Palahniuk (68,038), Michael Connelly (67,855), John Irving (67,574), Umberto Eco (67,536), Madeleine L'Engle (67,323), Stieg Larsson (67,313), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,976), Leo Tolstoy (64,265), Nicholas Sparks (64,154)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,905,249), non-fiction (2,013,382), fantasy (1,617,387), history (1,597,783), to-read (1,530,225), science fiction (1,161,263), mystery (1,018,615), read (782,602), biography (722,798), poetry (608,607), novel (599,189), romance (557,882), humor (531,023), literature (515,732), reference (476,640), philosophy (463,029), ebook (463,008), art (449,716), historical fiction (444,702), unread (429,793), science (427,669), religion (425,783), children's (393,070), short stories (381,465), own (350,592), picture book (346,071), series (338,902), 20th century (328,521), sf (307,277), young adult (297,083), horror (281,110), children (279,357), travel (276,264), paperback (275,746), kindle (273,512), wwii (273,336), comics (273,270), memoir (270,215), music (268,289), manga (267,322), politics (253,291), graphic novel (252,187), cookbook (240,968), animals (237,182), adventure (231,648), classic (229,651), classics (229,386), ya (229,064), hardcover (228,550), england (225,574), anthology (225,112), family (223,725), thriller (223,363), crime (219,741), theology (211,872), (211,073), psychology (210,279), 19th century (191,483), usa (190,649), historical (180,933), american (174,695), christianity (173,616), cooking (173,237), essays (171,881), vampires (171,040), math (171,014), wishlist (164,091), sff (160,631), drama (159,630), magic (157,212), english (154,754), roman (153,527), american history (148,372), photography (147,870), autobiography (147,373)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,415), Mystery and detective stories (7,436), African-American Literature (7,149), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,649), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,321), 20th Century American Literature (3,016), contemporary American fiction (2,966), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,909), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,165), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,116), criticism and interpretation (2,038), literatura norte-americana (1,937), personal feelings and growth (1,874), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,692), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,596), New Testament Commentaries (1,506), mother-daughter relationships (1,454), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,412), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,370), 20th century American fiction (1,355), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,322), anthologies and collections (1,273), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,234), american religious history (1,154), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,145), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), literary criticism and history (1,102), Native American literature (1,023), Christian historical fiction (1,009), Littérature française. XXe (1,005), utopian & dystopian literature (992), 20th Century United States (988), National Book Award Finalist (977), organizational development (973), United States -- History -- Civil War (956), library and information science (944), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (937), Declaration of Independence (934), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (929), human-animal relationships (925), Contemporary American Literature (916), Penguin 20th-century Classics (910), children's historical fiction (858), American History 19th Century (852), American History 20th Century (842), Literatura infanto-juvenil (838), united states-19th century (822)

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