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Vital Statistics

Members 1,906,944

Books cataloged 95,066,235

Tags added 114,702,469

Unique works 8,653,278

Reviews 2,346,918

Works reviewed 851,906

Ratings 14,587,995

Member-contributed covers 4,184,414

Author pictures 84,354

Venue pictures 12,316

Groups 10,366

Talk topics 166,740

Talk messages 4,990,113

Talk touchstones 3,634,207

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 211,816

Member Giveaway books given out 554,401

Total free books given out 766,217

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,490 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (28,686 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), Nedrin (27,277 books), Pages_Aplenty (27,169 books), lyzard (27,135 books), diana.n.TBR (25,563 books, private), Adolf_Ledesma (25,410 books), geoffmangum (25,229 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), spicere (24,317 books, private), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,778 books), EmScape (22,646 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,505 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), jenniebooks (20,346 books), mhagenberg (20,336 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), hyades (19,872 books, private), arjaygee (19,826 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,218 books), Dureo (19,162 books), realonedet (18,885 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), tglovell (18,242 books), alaskabookworm (18,204 books), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,031 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,956 books), shearrob (17,765 books), DiosoLibrary (17,512 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,447 books), ltcl (17,415 books), bertilak (17,285 books), SalemAthenaeum (17,170 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11905), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6577), Schmerguls (5217), wyvernfriend (4690), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4335), jon1lambert (3783), kitchengardenbooks (3736), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3633), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3428), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3377), nwhyte (3317), bnielsen (3247), AbigailAdams26 (3194), cowpeace (2993), elisa.rolle (2873), Sullywriter (2852), ElizaJane (2799), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), antiquary (2533), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), aulsmith (2319), Renato (2276), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2250), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2009), satyridae (2000), debnance (1943), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), tjsjohanna (1876), Liekederckx (1802), lamotm (1784), jbarr5 (1777), krau0098 (1758), bintphotobooks (1743), maaward (1729), mahallett (1729), keylawk (1722), nbmars (1713), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,644), gentlemania (72,088), calum-iain (54,826), gangleri (53,363), bertilak (48,038), mfd101 (42,870), msrau (41,644), vahistoricalsociety (39,029), DromJohn (38,348), Voglioleggere (28,475), Carolus (27,086), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,652), fnkelley (22,353), johninvienna (21,716), phillipsny04 (20,532), eromsted (18,301), Adolf_Ledesma (16,642), Wiszard (14,734), idiosyncratic (14,663), sgfein (14,129), hudview (14,002), dele2451 (13,300), PitcherBooks (13,198), IPCCLibrary (11,818), emherzog (11,263), BeitHallel (11,186), Neuromancer (10,937), freddybo1 (10,848), grbve (10,505), manikap (10,312), rolandperkins (10,276), lmdhs (10,250), jntjesussaves (10,061), HindeHouse (9,836), JanWillemNoldus (9,831), Friendshaverford (9,818), jmacaulay (9,573), kijabi1 (9,542), vpfluke (9,469), clpteensnewbooks (9,461), AGClibrary (9,447), saraswati_library_mm (9,386), cirdan747 (9,289), RobertDay (9,247), LOC_YRC (8,879), nautilus_library (8,863), PeskyLibrary (8,862), fredem (8,783), ipublishcentral (8,738), loonybaloony (8,524)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,862,372), German (1,513,292), Japanese (849,949), Spanish (582,750), Italian (562,473), Dutch (481,118), Russian (425,132), Swedish (370,354), Greek (Ancient) (326,788), Latin (257,844), Portuguese (159,852), Danish (115,231), Hebrew (107,686), Norwegian (106,645), Chinese (106,573), Finnish (74,445), Multiple languages (66,644), Polish (66,429), Arabic (63,958), Czech (59,597), English (Middle) (42,569), Hungarian (28,073), Icelandic (26,307), Turkish (25,976), Catalan (25,823)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,776 reviews), Twilight (1,951 reviews), The Book Thief (1,481 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,444 reviews), Catching Fire (1,371 reviews), Mockingjay (1,281 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,237 reviews), The Help (1,200 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,142 reviews), The Road (1,100 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,064 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,061 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,027 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,022 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,012 reviews), The Giver (979 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (909 reviews), The Graveyard Book (898 reviews), Breaking Dawn (897 reviews), New Moon (889 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (887 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (877 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (872 reviews), Divergent (864 reviews), Gone Girl (816 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (79,811), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,028), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (68,950), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (68,282), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,221), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (66,619), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,328), The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (53,980), Nineteen Eighty-Four (50,805), Pride and Prejudice (50,241), The Catcher in the Rye (48,125), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,514), The Great Gatsby (44,559), Twilight (42,480), The Da Vinci Code (40,518), The Kite Runner (37,921), Animal Farm (36,329), The Hunger Games (36,130), Jane Eyre (36,045), The Lord of the Rings (34,370), Brave New World (34,093), New Moon (33,602), Angels & Demons (33,152), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,551), Life of Pi (31,875)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Wilhelm Reich in Hell (8.13), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (8.07), 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 (6.2), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.07), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.05), 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 (5.49), 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

Paul Jackson (7.44), Jane Wagner (5.76), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.25), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.9), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.71), 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), Adam Makos (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), Jonathan Larson (4.59), Albert Seba (4.58), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Carla Emery (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), United States. (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Adam Tooze (4.56), Wallace Stevens (4.56), Stanley Kunitz (4.56), Larry Gonick (4.55), Aaron Becker (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.54), June Hiatt (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.53), 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)

50 lowest-rated authors

David Crystal (0), Robert Temple (0), Stephen Hunter (0), Rich Shapero (1.51), Christopher Ransom (2.13), Randy Davila (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.41), 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. (2.61), 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), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Anna Sam (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Simon (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Trudy Baker (2.72), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Robert D. Stueart (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.79), Naomi Kramer (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.8), Dell Shannon (2.8), Sharon Kendrick (2.8), Kevin Trudeau (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Theresa Schwegel (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Claude Izner (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (49.94), Marc Hempel (44.65), Wilhelm Grimm (43.7), Henry James (39.91), Gentry Lee (37), Paul Johnson (34.25), David Drake (30.1), Mark Victor Hansen (28), Edward FitzGerald (27.46), John L. Bull (26.59), Sam Kieth (25.48), Simone Beck (25.33), Charles Vess (24.48), Steve White (23.05), Mike Allred (20.42), Richmond Lattimore (19.86), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.84), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.53), Skip Williams (18.59), Kenneth Robeson (17.04), Lincoln Child (16.95), Richard Sapir (16.55), Quentin Blake (15.79), Albert Uderzo (15.7), Deborah Turner Harris (15), David Ellis (14.83), Yumi Tamura (13.88), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.36), Scott Dikkers (13.2), CLAMP (13.06), Jerry Pournelle (12.87), DVD (12.82), Nora Roberts (12.77), Saki Hiwatari (12.61), Margit Sandemo (12.53), Mercedes Lackey (12.36), Dave McKean (12.35), Walter Ralston Martin (12.33), Neta Jackson (12.26), Chie Shinohara (12.2), Jack Cohen (12.18), Warren Murphy (12.09), Jill Thompson (11.99), Friedrich Engels (11.68), James Axler (11.6), Don Pendleton (11.45), Rumiko Takahashi (11.44), Bryan Talbot (11.34), Eiichiro Oda (11.28), Roger Leloup (11.23), Yoko Kamio (11.14), Sean Michael (11.08), Rob Kaplan (11.03), Various Artists (artist) (10.98), Naoki Urasawa (10.91), K. H. Scheer (10.82), Gosho Aoyama (10.79), Frank W. Abagnale (10.76), Kentaro Miura (10.69), Beverly Lewis (10.62), Betty Neels (10.38), Carl Bernstein (10.36), Jack Kirby (10.33), Rick Veitch (10.13), J. T. Edson (10.1), Naoko Takeuchi (10.1), Stefan Wolf (10.09), Georgette Heyer (10.02), Christine Feehan (9.99), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.96), Mary Pope Osborne (9.94), Anne McCaffrey (9.92), Yuu Watase (9.88), Ken Akamatsu (9.77), Carolyn Keene (9.75), Piers Anthony (9.71), Lora Leigh (9.67), Natsuki Takaya (9.63), Terrance Dicks (9.62), Rex Stout (9.59), David Grene (9.52), Akimine Kamijyo (9.5), John MacArthur (9.47), Essie Summers (9.45), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.44), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.35), Daisy Meadows (9.32), Fujisawa Tooru (9.31), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.31), Takeshi Konomi (9.29), Tite Kubo (9.27), Francine Pascal (9.23), Kazuya Minekura (9.2), John O'Brien (9.19), Kazuo Koike (9.19), Louis L'Amour (9.19), Stephanie Laurens (9.16), BA Tortuga (9.11), Hisaya Nakajo (9.1), Diana Palmer (9.06)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, Don Maitz, John Green, 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, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Geerten Meijsing, Randy Alcorn, Matthew Pearl, Bryan Lee O'Malley, 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 (526,985), Stephen King (399,713), Terry Pratchett (333,084), J. R. R. Tolkien (254,691), C. S. Lewis (238,832), Neil Gaiman (218,472), William Shakespeare (212,212), Nora Roberts (204,244), Agatha Christie (188,586), James Patterson (168,345), Jane Austen (164,129), Isaac Asimov (158,472), Stephenie Meyer (156,384), Charles Dickens (151,638), John Grisham (141,070), Dan Brown (131,496), Orson Scott Card (130,971), Anne McCaffrey (130,559), Janet Evanovich (129,346), Kurt Vonnegut (122,665), Anne Rice (119,183), Dean Koontz (118,792), Douglas Adams (117,205), Dr. Seuss (116,831), George Orwell (115,214), Robert A. Heinlein (111,833), Roald Dahl (111,379), John Steinbeck (110,517), Mercedes Lackey (109,675), Charlaine Harris (103,913), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,219), George R. R. Martin (101,161), Margaret Atwood (98,602), Mark Twain (97,752), Robert Jordan (96,760), Suzanne Collins (95,004), Michael Crichton (93,313), Ernest Hemingway (92,609), Piers Anthony (91,813), Lemony Snicket (91,224), Fyodor Dostoevsky (89,178), Haruki Murakami (87,190), Ray Bradbury (85,493), Philip Pullman (84,308), Mary Pope Osborne (83,033), Gabriel García Márquez (82,399), Jim Butcher (79,146), Bill Bryson (78,987), David Eddings (78,133), Jodi Picoult (78,131), Philip K. Dick (77,801), Tom Clancy (77,682), Ursula K. Le Guin (77,278), Patricia Cornwell (76,272), F. Scott Fitzgerald (75,167), Frank Herbert (73,901), Rick Riordan (73,436), J. D. Salinger (72,638), Arthur C. Clarke (72,412), Tamora Pierce (72,345), Neal Stephenson (71,166), Arthur Conan Doyle (71,018), L. M. Montgomery (70,940), Anonymous (70,843), Carolyn Keene (70,778), Alexander McCall Smith (68,290), Chuck Palahniuk (67,448), John Irving (67,029), Umberto Eco (66,466), Michael Connelly (66,116), Madeleine L'Engle (66,097), Stieg Larsson (66,035), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,482), Nicholas Sparks (63,156), Leo Tolstoy (62,919)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,841,088), non-fiction (1,980,048), fantasy (1,597,568), history (1,573,637), to-read (1,433,807), science fiction (1,142,997), mystery (1,005,185), read (776,042), biography (711,908), poetry (600,899), novel (588,953), romance (549,345), humor (523,362), literature (511,001), reference (471,755), philosophy (455,685), ebook (447,878), art (444,298), historical fiction (436,056), unread (428,151), science (422,080), religion (417,949), children's (390,224), short stories (376,551), own (348,883), picture book (341,889), series (333,472), 20th century (322,636), sf (305,399), young adult (293,660), horror (277,926), children (274,228), travel (273,175), comics (268,791), paperback (268,612), wwii (266,292), memoir (265,731), manga (264,362), music (263,041), kindle (257,373), politics (248,943), graphic novel (248,097), cookbook (238,992), animals (232,589), classic (227,317), adventure (226,935), hardcover (225,544), classics (225,379), ya (225,089), anthology (222,631), england (221,988), thriller (218,960), family (218,539), crime (216,725), (211,386), theology (209,041), psychology (207,815), 19th century (188,790), usa (187,466), historical (178,659), american (172,662), cooking (171,332), christianity (171,285), vampires (169,927), essays (169,552), math (169,514), wishlist (162,586), sff (160,001), drama (156,590), magic (154,813), english (153,772), roman (149,753), american history (145,536), photography (145,348), autobiography (145,027)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,965), African-American Literature (7,010), detective and mystery stories (5,493), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,635), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,289), 20th Century American Literature (2,893), contemporary American fiction (2,887), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,871), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,275), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,103), literatura norte-americana (2,005), criticism and interpretation (1,945), personal feelings and growth (1,870), Atlantian Reference Library (1,844), 19th Century British Literature (1,677), Cambridge University Press (1,580), picture book: intermediate (1,537), New Testament Commentaries (1,449), mother-daughter relationships (1,412), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,364), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,350), 20th century American fiction (1,319), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,283), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,249), 19th Century American Literature (1,202), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), american religious history (1,141), literary criticism and history (1,115), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,016), Littérature française. XXe (996), Native American literature (985), utopian & dystopian literature (984), Christian historical fiction (975), 20th Century United States (968), National Book Award Finalist (961), organizational development (947), library and information science (924), Contemporary American Literature (912), Penguin 20th-century Classics (895), human-animal relationships (885), United States -- History -- Civil War (877), Declaration of Independence (860), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (858), children's historical fiction (847), American History 19th Century (846), American History 20th Century (838), Österreichische Literatur (802), united states-19th century (798), Confederate States of America (748), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (731)

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