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Vital Statistics

Members 1,874,817

Books cataloged 93,399,720

Tags added 112,491,803

Unique works 8,506,172

Reviews 2,278,187

Works reviewed 830,128

Ratings 14,286,723

Member-contributed covers 4,087,868

Author pictures 82,271

Venue pictures 12,089

Groups 10,245

Talk topics 163,201

Talk messages 4,857,980

Talk touchstones 3,502,346

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 203,339

Member Giveaway books given out 486,497

Total free books given out 689,836

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (51,257 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), calum-iain (27,306 books), lyzard (27,029 books), Nedrin (26,947 books), Pages_Aplenty (26,163 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), geoffmangum (24,928 books), diana.n.TBR (24,602 books, private), credo (24,001 books, private), spicere (23,988 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), Adolf_Ledesma (23,109 books), elpaolo (23,090 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,738 books), EmScape (22,633 books), phahut (21,733 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,490 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), mhagenberg (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,598 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,342 books), hyades (19,271 books, private), Dureo (19,162 books), jenniebooks (18,895 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), tglovell (18,067 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,863 books), JaredMcLaine (17,848 books), alaskabookworm (17,768 books), shearrob (17,765 books), cmorr (17,131 books, private), Crypto-Willobie (17,114 books), SalemAthenaeum (17,090 books), bertilak (17,084 books), DiosoLibrary (16,943 books), shop20q (16,912 books), ltcl (16,608 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11740), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6555), Schmerguls (5185), wyvernfriend (4600), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4271), jon1lambert (3741), kitchengardenbooks (3697), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3590), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), nwhyte (3246), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3231), AbigailAdams26 (3183), bnielsen (3079), cowpeace (2898), elisa.rolle (2862), Sullywriter (2852), ElizaJane (2676), shanaqui (2673), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), antiquary (2438), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2226), antimuzak (2206), aulsmith (2154), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2014), satyridae (2000), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), debnance (1876), tjsjohanna (1840), lamotm (1753), Liekederckx (1751), maaward (1729), bintphotobooks (1729), keylawk (1715), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702), mahallett (1696), TRIARC (1692), romsfuulynn (1690), krau0098 (1668), Rose-Marie (1641)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,633), gentlemania (68,258), calum-iain (53,428), gangleri (53,359), bertilak (46,488), msrau (41,638), mfd101 (41,378), DromJohn (38,333), vahistoricalsociety (37,267), Voglioleggere (27,879), Carolus (27,075), Wraith_Ravenscroft (23,335), johninvienna (20,825), fnkelley (20,738), phillipsny04 (20,525), eromsted (18,190), Adolf_Ledesma (14,928), idiosyncratic (14,524), sgfein (14,039), Wiszard (13,795), hudview (13,557), PitcherBooks (12,737), dele2451 (12,369), emherzog (11,204), BeitHallel (11,185), IPCCLibrary (10,948), Neuromancer (10,932), freddybo1 (10,731), manikap (10,312), grbve (10,131), lmdhs (10,119), rolandperkins (9,906), HindeHouse (9,830), JanWillemNoldus (9,727), Friendshaverford (9,706), jmacaulay (9,573), kijabi1 (9,521), clpteensnewbooks (9,455), cirdan747 (9,288), saraswati_library_mm (9,279), AGClibrary (9,240), vpfluke (9,186), RobertDay (9,170), ipublishcentral (8,731), nautilus_library (8,729), fredem (8,701), PeskyLibrary (8,577), loonybaloony (8,524), Zineapothecary (8,430), LOC_YRC (8,288)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,823,923), German (1,483,175), Japanese (833,116), Spanish (571,671), Italian (550,016), Dutch (470,969), Russian (417,612), Swedish (361,630), Greek (Ancient) (321,467), Latin (252,381), Portuguese (156,917), Danish (113,272), Hebrew (104,645), Chinese (104,567), Norwegian (103,209), Finnish (71,626), Multiple languages (65,567), Polish (64,759), Arabic (63,174), Czech (58,722), English (Middle) (42,132), Hungarian (27,303), Icelandic (25,620), Turkish (25,489), Catalan (25,110)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,731 reviews), Twilight (1,932 reviews), The Book Thief (1,447 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,442 reviews), Catching Fire (1,352 reviews), Mockingjay (1,259 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,222 reviews), The Help (1,186 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1,112 reviews), The Road (1,099 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,059 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,048 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,018 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,015 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,009 reviews), The Giver (934 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (908 reviews), Breaking Dawn (893 reviews), The Graveyard Book (889 reviews), New Moon (886 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (867 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (850 reviews), Divergent (834 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (833 reviews), The Lightning Thief (792 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (78,996), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (68,491), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (68,220), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (67,673), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (66,765), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (66,127), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (62,906), The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (53,188), The Da Vinci Code (51,683), Nineteen Eighty-Four (50,258), Pride and Prejudice (49,741), The Catcher in the Rye (47,582), To Kill a Mockingbird (46,914), The Great Gatsby (43,981), Twilight (42,087), The Kite Runner (37,579), Animal Farm (35,754), Jane Eyre (35,667), The Hunger Games (35,436), The Lord of the Rings (33,997), Brave New World (33,661), New Moon (33,340), Angels & Demons (32,833), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,412), Life of Pi (31,568)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Wilhelm Reich in Hell (8.34), 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), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.95), On Directing Film (6.92), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.72), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.72), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.47), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.44), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.3), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.07), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.05), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.92), Wildlife (5.91), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.86), The Best Awful (5.73), An Unfortunate Woman (5.5), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.46), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.46), 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 (5.8), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.25), Tom Tomorrow (5.18), Jay Rubin (4.9), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), William R. Trumble (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Jeff Brumbeau (4.6), United States. (4.6), Albert Seba (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.59), Jonathan Larson (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), Adam Makos (4.59), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Carla Emery (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Wallace Stevens (4.56), Stanley Kunitz (4.56), James C. Christensen (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Larry Gonick (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), June Hiatt (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Aaron Becker (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), W. Richard Stevens (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.53), Michael Whelan (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.52), Peter Menzel (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.13), Randy Davila (2.15), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.42), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), Michael Gerber (2.53), John B. Olson (2.53), Sue Lange (2.55), Simon Cox (2.57), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.58), Melissa P. (2.63), Emma Tennant (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.65), James Bradley (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Phoenix Desmond (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.66), Simon (2.68), Rachael F. Heller (2.69), Erich von Däniken (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Catherine Millet (2.73), Anna Sam (2.74), Robert D. Stueart (2.76), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Sharon Kendrick (2.78), Naomi Kramer (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.8), Dell Shannon (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Jessica Adams (2.8), Theresa Schwegel (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.82), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82), Michael Drosnin (2.83), Claude Izner (2.83), Mel Gilden (2.83)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (49.31), Marc Hempel (44.17), Wilhelm Grimm (40.43), Gentry Lee (36.59), Paul Johnson (32.56), David Drake (29.92), Mark Victor Hansen (27.67), Edward FitzGerald (27.2), John L. Bull (26.34), Sam Kieth (25.12), Simone Beck (24.75), Steve White (24.17), Charles Vess (24.17), Richmond Lattimore (21.98), Mike Allred (20.19), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.42), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.22), Skip Williams (18.48), Quentin Blake (17.07), Kenneth Robeson (17.04), Lincoln Child (16.55), Richard Sapir (16.42), Deborah Turner Harris (14.83), DVD (14.02), Yumi Tamura (13.69), David Ellis (13.61), Albert Uderzo (13.4), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.28), Scott Dikkers (13.05), CLAMP (12.86), Margit Sandemo (12.71), Jerry Pournelle (12.71), Nora Roberts (12.6), Saki Hiwatari (12.39), Mercedes Lackey (12.22), Dave McKean (12.16), Walter Ralston Martin (12.14), Neta Jackson (12.05), Jack Cohen (12.03), Warren Murphy (11.93), Chie Shinohara (11.89), Jill Thompson (11.83), Friedrich Engels (11.49), James Axler (11.49), Rumiko Takahashi (11.28), Don Pendleton (11.22), Bryan Talbot (11.15), Eiichiro Oda (11.14), Yoko Kamio (11.08), Sean Michael (10.99), Rob Kaplan (10.93), Various Artists (artist) (10.9), Roger Leloup (10.89), K. H. Scheer (10.79), Naoki Urasawa (10.63), Frank W. Abagnale (10.62), David Grene (10.6), Gosho Aoyama (10.58), Henry James (10.53), Kentaro Miura (10.53), Betty Neels (10.32), Carl Bernstein (10.2), Beverly Lewis (10.15), Jack Kirby (10.11), Stefan Wolf (9.95), J. T. Edson (9.95), Naoko Takeuchi (9.92), Georgette Heyer (9.87), Christine Feehan (9.85), Anne McCaffrey (9.83), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.79), Mary Pope Osborne (9.75), Yuu Watase (9.74), Carolyn Keene (9.65), Ken Akamatsu (9.63), Piers Anthony (9.55), Natsuki Takaya (9.51), Lora Leigh (9.47), Terrance Dicks (9.44), Rex Stout (9.44), John MacArthur (9.3), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.26), Akimine Kamijyo (9.21), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.15), Fujisawa Tooru (9.14), Francine Pascal (9.12), John O'Brien (9.12), Tite Kubo (9.11), Kazuya Minekura (9.1), Kazuo Koike (9.1), Takeshi Konomi (9.09), Daisy Meadows (9.06), Soryo Fuyumi (9.04), Stephanie Laurens (9.03), Louis L'Amour (9.01), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (8.98), BA Tortuga (8.98), Richard J. Foster (8.96), Gilbert Morris (8.95), Hisaya Nakajo (8.95)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, Don Maitz, Sandra Brown, David Brin, Laurie R. King, John Green, 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, Chris Bohjalian, Elizabeth Bear, Janny Wurts, Dan Chaon, Melissa Marr, Nancy Holder, Patrick Rothfuss, Jo Beverley, Sharon Kay Penman, Tite Kubo, Susan Mallery, James Dashner, Susan Wittig Albert, Edward R. Tufte, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Randy Alcorn, Matthew Pearl, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Sharon Lee, Lynn Viehl, Sarah Addison Allen, Sholem Berger, Tatiana Holway, Neal Asher, Sabrina Jeffries, C. E. Murphy, Cate Dermody, Andrew Vachss, Sherryl Woods — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (522,750), Stephen King (392,458), Terry Pratchett (328,821), J. R. R. Tolkien (251,468), C. S. Lewis (235,965), Neil Gaiman (214,630), William Shakespeare (209,689), Nora Roberts (201,888), Agatha Christie (185,863), James Patterson (165,017), Jane Austen (162,306), Isaac Asimov (156,172), Stephenie Meyer (155,138), Charles Dickens (149,147), John Grisham (138,755), Dan Brown (130,001), Anne McCaffrey (129,455), Orson Scott Card (129,335), Janet Evanovich (127,042), Kurt Vonnegut (121,097), Anne Rice (117,433), Dean Koontz (116,843), Douglas Adams (115,952), Dr. Seuss (114,569), George Orwell (113,687), Robert A. Heinlein (110,259), Roald Dahl (109,998), John Steinbeck (109,145), Mercedes Lackey (108,474), Charlaine Harris (102,578), Laurell K. Hamilton (100,470), George R. R. Martin (98,219), Margaret Atwood (97,321), Mark Twain (96,419), Robert Jordan (95,572), Suzanne Collins (92,988), Michael Crichton (92,210), Ernest Hemingway (91,376), Piers Anthony (90,405), Lemony Snicket (90,065), Fyodor Dostoevsky (88,157), Haruki Murakami (85,786), Ray Bradbury (84,277), Philip Pullman (84,109), Mary Pope Osborne (81,529), Gabriel García Márquez (81,465), Anonymous (80,605), Bill Bryson (77,971), Jim Butcher (77,541), David Eddings (77,393), Tom Clancy (77,100), Philip K. Dick (76,694), Jodi Picoult (76,663), Ursula K. Le Guin (76,168), Patricia Cornwell (75,170), F. Scott Fitzgerald (74,131), Frank Herbert (72,836), J. D. Salinger (71,958), Tamora Pierce (71,793), Arthur C. Clarke (71,346), Rick Riordan (71,322), Neal Stephenson (70,456), Carolyn Keene (70,035), L. M. Montgomery (70,009), Arthur Conan Doyle (69,798), Alexander McCall Smith (67,356), Chuck Palahniuk (66,687), John Irving (66,260), Umberto Eco (65,671), Madeleine L'Engle (65,340), Stieg Larsson (65,085), Marion Zimmer Bradley (64,845), Michael Connelly (64,315), Leo Tolstoy (62,096), Nicholas Sparks (61,978)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,794,251), non-fiction (1,954,951), fantasy (1,582,068), history (1,554,649), to-read (1,347,030), science fiction (1,131,236), mystery (991,666), read (767,329), biography (703,085), poetry (594,949), novel (581,498), romance (542,086), humor (518,037), literature (506,895), reference (468,974), philosophy (451,502), art (435,540), ebook (431,971), historical fiction (429,934), unread (426,007), science (416,575), religion (414,330), children's (386,899), short stories (371,470), own (348,488), picture book (335,674), series (328,171), 20th century (319,553), sf (302,967), young adult (289,871), horror (274,205), children (271,304), travel (268,845), paperback (264,833), memoir (262,305), comics (261,361), manga (259,923), music (259,713), wwii (259,201), kindle (249,608), politics (246,670), graphic novel (244,137), cookbook (236,837), animals (228,897), classic (225,840), classics (223,009), adventure (222,864), hardcover (221,857), anthology (221,048), ya (220,924), england (218,868), thriller (214,878), crime (213,944), family (213,761), (211,637), theology (206,674), psychology (205,619), 19th century (186,836), usa (184,460), historical (176,581), american (171,507), christianity (169,847), cooking (169,666), vampires (168,917), essays (168,054), math (167,921), wishlist (164,484), sff (158,889), drama (154,601), magic (152,910), english (151,978), roman (147,054), american history (143,698), photography (143,681), autobiography (143,497)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,785), African-American Literature (6,967), detective and mystery stories (5,436), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,594), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,271), 20th Century American Literature (2,868), contemporary American fiction (2,846), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,831), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,252), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,093), literatura norte-americana (1,977), criticism and interpretation (1,907), personal feelings and growth (1,868), Atlantian Reference Library (1,843), 19th Century British Literature (1,671), Cambridge University Press (1,578), picture book: intermediate (1,537), mother-daughter relationships (1,395), New Testament Commentaries (1,395), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,357), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,352), 20th century American fiction (1,317), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,283), 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,229), 19th Century American Literature (1,188), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), american religious history (1,131), literary criticism and history (1,107), Littérature française. XXe (992), Metropolitan Museum of Art (987), Native American literature (978), utopian & dystopian literature (969), Christian historical fiction (962), 20th Century United States (951), National Book Award Finalist (948), organizational development (939), human-animal relationships (934), library and information science (922), Contemporary American Literature (912), United States -- History -- Civil War (870), American History 19th Century (860), Declaration of Independence (851), children's historical fiction (834), American History 20th Century (831), Österreichische Literatur (781), Confederate States of America (736), British Historical Fiction (731), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (725), black and white photography (712), united states-19th century (702)

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