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Vital Statistics

Members 2,078,197

Books cataloged 107,504,128

Tags added 129,832,005

Unique works held 10,049,447

Unique works total 17,616,965

Reviews 2,822,138

Works reviewed 986,980

Ratings 16,677,556

Member-contributed covers 4,793,788

Author pictures 95,851

Venue pictures 13,593

Groups 10,901

Talk topics 181,054

Talk messages 5,629,184

Talk touchstones 4,202,735

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 260,425

Member Giveaway books given out 787,399

Total free books given out 1,047,824

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), jonathan_rigby (52,964 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Adolf_Ledesma (38,250 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (33,963 books), e-zReader (31,329 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,837 books), Nedrin (29,683 books), jenniebooks (29,086 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), spicere (28,650 books, private), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,107 books), geoffmangum (27,699 books), scrow72 (26,703 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), EadieB (25,545 books), credo (24,003 books, private), hyades (23,837 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), ltcl (23,316 books), KigaliLibrary (23,117 books), EmScape (22,972 books), JeanLittleLibrary (22,622 books), Harry_Vincent (22,522 books), diana.n.TBR (22,188 books, private), howie (22,098 books), realonedet (22,033 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,743 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), mbarnes_logos (20,876 books), arjaygee (20,497 books), sjcmce (20,484 books), gangleri (20,230 books), INorris (20,172 books), SalemAthenaeum (20,152 books), angelrose (19,968 books), brs (19,836 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,671 books), Crypto-Willobie (19,405 books), steelprimate (19,384 books), dwhodges01 (19,366 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12452), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6656), Schmerguls (5370), wyvernfriend (5233), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5173), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4445), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4080), bnielsen (3942), kitchengardenbooks (3818), burnit99 (3761), vdb (3687), nwhyte (3586), ElizaJane (3519), AbigailAdams26 (3492), cowpeace (3479), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (2983), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), jbarr5 (2798), shanaqui (2739), sstocks (2727), Farella (2634), Renato (2516), BeitHallel (2467), Totarobookroom (2354), antimuzak (2207), nbmars (2167), krau0098 (2163), Salsabrarian (2141), debnance (2139), Budzul (2103), tjsjohanna (2088), Liekederckx (2074), HB-Library (2071), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2008), DinadansFriend (2005), satyridae (2000), lamotm (1996), DarkFaerieTales (1968), comfypants (1955)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (163,864), gentlemania (78,567), calum-iain (75,285), MatthewCoomber (69,672), bertilak (62,455), gangleri (53,201), mfd101 (46,410), vahistoricalsociety (41,908), msrau (41,461), DromJohn (38,458), Voglioleggere (32,900), Wiszard (32,276), eromsted (31,337), fnkelley (27,564), Carolus (27,077), Adolf_Ledesma (25,830), johninvienna (25,651), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,689), phillipsny04 (20,546), PitcherBooks (16,193), dele2451 (15,971), hudview (15,822), idiosyncratic (15,431), sgfein (14,353), lolitaguy (13,106), IPCCLibrary (12,921), freddybo1 (11,149), BeitHallel (11,147), rolandperkins (10,942), lmdhs (10,926), Friendshaverford (10,903), Neuromancer (10,832), grbve (10,773), vpfluke (10,291), JanWillemNoldus (10,150), PeskyLibrary (10,079), uath (10,009), CSUTheatreDance (10,005), saraswati_library_mm (9,811), RobertDay (9,801), HindeHouse (9,724), kijabi1 (9,555), jmacaulay (9,536), AGClibrary (9,532), nautilus_library (9,362), Embarquer (9,340), fredem (9,242), cirdan747 (9,230), clpteensnewbooks (9,087), booker4 (9,057)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,737,070), German (1,378,110), Spanish (611,772), Italian (542,168), Dutch (478,497), Japanese (442,215), Swedish (338,447), Russian (315,559), Latin (202,820), Greek (Ancient) (173,304), Portuguese (138,679), Danish (90,576), Norwegian (81,819), Finnish (81,484), Chinese (78,675), Hebrew (70,513), Polish (58,080), Arabic (52,764), Czech (41,729), Catalan (31,046), Hungarian (29,394), Multiple languages (24,447), Icelandic (24,259), Turkish (23,721), Norwegian (Bokmål) (21,844)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,955 reviews), Twilight (2,015 reviews), The Book Thief (1,683 reviews), Catching Fire (1,523 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,508 reviews), Mockingjay (1,447 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,324 reviews), The Help (1,321 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,317 reviews), The Road (1,178 reviews), The Giver (1,175 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,140 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,140 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,126 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,125 reviews), Divergent (1,091 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,082 reviews), Gone Girl (1,069 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,060 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,058 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,016 reviews), The Graveyard Book (994 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (986 reviews), Breaking Dawn (940 reviews), New Moon (933 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (85,965), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (73,321), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (72,973), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (72,506), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (71,197), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (70,635), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (67,330), The Hobbit (58,462), The Da Vinci Code (54,630), 1984 (54,272), Pride and Prejudice (53,805), To Kill a Mockingbird (51,929), The Catcher in the Rye (50,986), The Great Gatsby (47,915), Twilight (44,229), The Kite Runner (39,995), The Hunger Games (39,729), Animal Farm (39,042), Jane Eyre (38,790), Brave New World (36,470), The Lord of the Rings (36,459), New Moon (35,170), Angels & Demons (34,966), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (34,295), The Fellowship of the Ring (34,185)

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), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.88), 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 Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (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) (4.81), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.8), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), The Complete Far Side (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.77), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.76), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.76), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.81), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.74), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), William R. Trumble (4.66), Karl Elliger (4.65), Luigi Serafini (4.62), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Richard Williams (4.61), Don Rosa (4.6), George Frideric Handel (4.6), Steve Purcell (4.59), June Hiatt (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Stanley Kunitz (4.56), Carla Emery (4.55), Michael Whelan (4.55), Adam Tooze (4.54), Albert Seba (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Peter Menzel (4.54), Ki Longfellow (4.54), Bryan Stevenson (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Matthew Desmond (4.53), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), Tom Tierney (4.52), Drew Daywalt (4.52), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.52), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.52), David Allen Sibley (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Alexander Roberts (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.51), Brandon Stanton (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), The Lockman Foundation (4.51), Robert Bringhurst (4.51), Jeff Brumbeau (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Steve Corbett (0), Maarten 't Hart (0), Clive Barker (0), Tom Bower (0), Elizabeth Kelly (0), Gwyneth Jones (0), Rich Shapero (1.63), Books LLC (1.83), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.14), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Hal Lindsey (2.41), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), Michael Gerber (2.52), John B. Olson (2.55), Nancy Balbirer (2.57), Simon Cox (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.6), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), John Milne (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Anna Sam (2.68), Ellen Fein (2.69), The Goldman Family (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.71), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Simon (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Phoenix Desmond (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.75), Steve Lookner (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), James Bradley (2.77), Eden Cole (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Naomi Kramer (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (52.68), Wilhelm Grimm (48.54), Marc Hempel (45.81), Gentry Lee (39.32), John White (34.77), David Ellis (33.83), Mark Victor Hansen (30.8), David Drake (29.86), John L. Bull (28.38), Sam Kieth (27.7), George R. Stewart (27.55), Simone Beck (26.89), Steve White (25.83), Jerry B. Jenkins (21.57), Mike Allred (21.32), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.55), Skip Williams (19.21), Lincoln Child (19.08), Richard Sapir (18.65), Tasha Tudor (18.29), Albert Uderzo (18.01), Kenneth Robeson (17.94), Alexandre Dumas (16.96), Charles Vess (16.96), Deborah Turner Harris (15.49), Jack Du Brul (15.36), Paul Johnson (15.28), Jerry Pournelle (14.88), Yumi Tamura (14.72), Don Pendleton (14.53), Nora Roberts (14.2), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (14.06), Neta Jackson (13.99), Warren Murphy (13.88), CLAMP (13.84), Scott Dikkers (13.77), Chie Shinohara (13.64), James Axler (13.56), Walter Ralston Martin (13.53), Margit Sandemo (13.5), Dave McKean (13.44), Eiichiro Oda (13.27), Mercedes Lackey (13.22), Milo Manara (13.1), Jack Cohen (13.08), Saki Hiwatari (12.94), Friedrich Engels (12.88), Henry James (12.86), Various Artists (12.81), Ann Hood (12.8), Roger Leloup (12.75), Naoki Urasawa (12.67), K. J. Parker (12.62), Richard J. Foster (12.62), K. H. Scheer (12.59), Jill Thompson (12.57), Rumiko Takahashi (12.54), Kentaro Miura (12.22), Daisy Meadows (12.14), Sean Michael (12.12), Betty Neels (12.11), Bryan Talbot (12.02), Rob Kaplan (11.8), Yoko Kamio (11.8), Gosho Aoyama (11.78), Frank W. Abagnale (11.68), Naoko Takeuchi (11.68), Jack Kirby (11.55), Mary Pope Osborne (11.51), Jayne Ann Krentz (11.06), Beverly Lewis (11.05), Christine Feehan (11.05), Lora Leigh (10.99), J. T. Edson (10.9), Carl Bernstein (10.86), Carolyn Keene (10.85), Georgette Heyer (10.83), Akimine Kamijyo (10.73), Yuu Watase (10.7), Essie Summers (10.68), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.62), Louis L'Amour (10.62), Gilbert Morris (10.56), Ken Akamatsu (10.5), Anne McCaffrey (10.49), Stefan Wolf (10.42), Rex Stout (10.41), Natsuki Takaya (10.23), Franklin W. Dixon (10.22), Francine Pascal (10.2), Janette Oke (10.2), Piers Anthony (10.18), Fujisawa Tooru (10.16), Rick Veitch (10.14), BA Tortuga (10.11), Tite Kubo (10.1), AA.VV. (10.1), Terrance Dicks (10.08), William Nicholson (10.02), Hisaya Nakajo (10)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (563,116), Stephen King (437,443), Terry Pratchett (355,932), J. R. R. Tolkien (276,634), C. S. Lewis (261,013), Neil Gaiman (238,308), William Shakespeare (228,939), Nora Roberts (227,251), Agatha Christie (208,752), James Patterson (190,635), Jane Austen (176,587), Isaac Asimov (170,052), Stephenie Meyer (166,031), Charles Dickens (165,419), John Grisham (154,197), Janet Evanovich (140,477), Dan Brown (139,936), Orson Scott Card (139,628), Anne McCaffrey (138,209), Dr. Seuss (132,612), Dean Koontz (130,642), Kurt Vonnegut (130,503), Anne Rice (126,373), Douglas Adams (124,478), George Orwell (123,487), Roald Dahl (122,501), John Steinbeck (119,005), Robert A. Heinlein (117,677), Mercedes Lackey (117,283), George R. R. Martin (116,025), Charlaine Harris (112,628), Margaret Atwood (107,233), Laurell K. Hamilton (106,682), Mark Twain (106,664), Suzanne Collins (106,138), Robert Jordan (103,463), Ernest Hemingway (100,306), Michael Crichton (99,968), Lemony Snicket (99,675), Piers Anthony (96,225), Fyodor Dostoevsky (95,683), Mary Pope Osborne (95,599), Haruki Murakami (95,478), Ray Bradbury (92,774), Philip Pullman (89,041), Rick Riordan (88,563), Jim Butcher (88,287), Gabriel García Márquez (87,827), Bill Bryson (85,266), Philip K. Dick (83,973), Jodi Picoult (83,725), Patricia Cornwell (83,610), Ursula K. Le Guin (83,499), Tom Clancy (82,698), David Eddings (82,464), F. Scott Fitzgerald (81,009), Arthur Conan Doyle (79,543), Carolyn Keene (78,756), Frank Herbert (78,557), Arthur C. Clarke (77,428), Tamora Pierce (77,018), J. D. Salinger (76,777), L. M. Montgomery (76,713), Neal Stephenson (76,088), Alexander McCall Smith (74,594), Michael Connelly (74,362), Umberto Eco (71,386), Stieg Larsson (71,135), Chuck Palahniuk (71,104), Madeleine L'Engle (70,920), John Irving (70,576), Nicholas Sparks (69,285), Marion Zimmer Bradley (68,796), Leo Tolstoy (68,629), Clive Cussler (67,810)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,209,387), to-read (2,237,618), non-fiction (2,160,738), fantasy (1,731,828), history (1,706,302), science fiction (1,235,972), mystery (1,111,919), read (829,788), biography (778,804), poetry (643,479), novel (636,299), romance (613,503), humor (568,302), ebook (557,238), literature (548,551), historical fiction (496,663), reference (495,593), philosophy (487,147), art (480,042), science (457,950), religion (451,187), unread (447,807), children's (415,033), short stories (404,928), picture book (386,505), series (383,348), own (377,201), 20th century (364,978), kindle (353,856), young adult (336,454), sf (319,916), horror (303,639), children (301,213), wwii (300,888), comics (294,049), memoir (291,744), music (291,116), paperback (289,783), manga (287,429), travel (286,540), politics (270,509), animals (262,789), adventure (255,729), cookbook (255,000), ya (254,935), family (252,133), thriller (247,197), classics (246,078), england (244,561), classic (242,066), hardcover (239,391), anthology (238,260), crime (236,613), graphic novel (228,222), psychology (224,691), theology (223,509), (208,983), usa (206,166), 19th century (203,851), historical (193,971), american (184,325), christianity (184,189), essays (182,130), vampires (181,480), cooking (181,161), math (180,628), wishlist (173,469), magic (170,821), drama (170,691), library (169,867), roman (164,166), english (163,749), photography (162,692), american history (161,164), autobiography (157,910)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,966), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,315), Science Fiction and Fantasy (8,179), Mystery and detective stories (7,924), African-American Literature (7,622), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,442), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,344), 20th Century American Literature (3,274), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,176), contemporary American fiction (3,170), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,230), criticism and interpretation (2,190), personal feelings and growth (1,889), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,802), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,769), literary criticism & theory (1,734), mother-daughter relationships (1,710), picture book: intermediate (1,661), Cambridge University Press (1,607), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,530), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,452), 20th century American fiction (1,387), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,346), anthologies and collections (1,327), literary criticism and history (1,322), Christian historical fiction (1,309), 19th Century American Literature (1,280), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,269), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,226), american religious history (1,224), Incarnations of Immortality (1,193), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,133), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,116), Native American literature (1,106), human-animal relationships (1,071), National Book Award Finalist (1,069), 20th Century United States (1,066), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,065), Littérature française. XXe (1,037), library and information science (1,032), Declaration of Independence (1,024), organizational development (1,010), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (962), Penguin 20th-century Classics (960), young adult science fiction (922), Contemporary American Literature (912), children's historical fiction (904), Literatura infanto-juvenil (893), Anthologies (multiple authors) (887)

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