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Vital Statistics

Members 1,929,074

Books cataloged 96,298,219

Tags added 116,163,295

Unique works 8,778,235

Reviews 2,397,489

Works reviewed 864,247

Ratings 14,781,280

Member-contributed covers 4,251,695

Author pictures 85,598

Venue pictures 12,508

Groups 10,431

Talk topics 168,612

Talk messages 5,077,661

Talk touchstones 3,719,979

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 220,176

Member Giveaway books given out 587,600

Total free books given out 807,776

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,656 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (29,301 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), Pages_Aplenty (28,359 books), Nedrin (27,501 books), lyzard (27,196 books), Adolf_Ledesma (26,625 books), diana.n.TBR (26,372 books, private), geoffmangum (25,337 books), spicere (25,133 books, private), stansteiner (25,039 books), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,821 books), KigaliLibrary (22,804 books), jenniebooks (22,421 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,559 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (20,473 books, private), mhagenberg (20,336 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,958 books), realonedet (19,595 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,298 books), Dureo (19,162 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), alaskabookworm (18,444 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), tglovell (18,359 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), ltcl (18,177 books), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,048 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,033 books), shearrob (17,765 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,629 books), Harry_Vincent (17,548 books), DiosoLibrary (17,548 books), bertilak (17,397 books), SalemAthenaeum (17,329 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12001), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), 1stPresbyterianPeru (6457), Schmerguls (5236), wyvernfriend (4757), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4339), jon1lambert (3801), kitchengardenbooks (3741), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3653), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3571), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3377), bnielsen (3335), nwhyte (3317), AbigailAdams26 (3253), cowpeace (3053), ElizaJane (2881), elisa.rolle (2879), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), antiquary (2590), aulsmith (2545), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2285), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2009), satyridae (2000), debnance (1964), LisaMaria_C (1892), tjsjohanna (1890), herebedragons (1887), jbarr5 (1880), krau0098 (1811), Liekederckx (1806), lamotm (1804), nbmars (1764), bintphotobooks (1762), mahallett (1760), maaward (1729), keylawk (1723), rhonda1111 (1707)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,645), gentlemania (74,702), calum-iain (55,682), gangleri (53,364), bertilak (49,441), mfd101 (44,366), msrau (41,647), vahistoricalsociety (40,292), DromJohn (38,370), Voglioleggere (28,858), Carolus (27,099), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,846), fnkelley (22,413), johninvienna (22,194), phillipsny04 (20,536), eromsted (18,553), Adolf_Ledesma (17,525), Wiszard (16,457), idiosyncratic (14,664), hudview (14,244), sgfein (14,151), dele2451 (13,645), PitcherBooks (13,534), IPCCLibrary (12,241), emherzog (11,264), BeitHallel (11,186), jntjesussaves (11,150), Neuromancer (10,941), freddybo1 (10,864), grbve (10,793), rolandperkins (10,422), manikap (10,312), lmdhs (10,286), Friendshaverford (9,880), JanWillemNoldus (9,871), HindeHouse (9,837), vpfluke (9,731), kijabi1 (9,583), jmacaulay (9,574), saraswati_library_mm (9,559), clpteensnewbooks (9,471), AGClibrary (9,451), RobertDay (9,298), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,150), LOC_YRC (8,955), fredem (8,917), nautilus_library (8,895), ipublishcentral (8,739), loonybaloony (8,527)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,881,752), German (1,529,804), Japanese (856,662), Spanish (587,751), Italian (569,528), Dutch (489,051), Russian (429,280), Swedish (375,826), Greek (Ancient) (331,051), Latin (260,798), Portuguese (161,261), Danish (116,486), Hebrew (109,181), Norwegian (108,160), Chinese (107,414), Finnish (75,216), Multiple languages (67,329), Polish (67,086), Arabic (64,854), Czech (60,120), English (Middle) (42,842), Hungarian (28,518), Catalan (26,742), Icelandic (26,312), Turkish (26,115)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,800 reviews), Twilight (1,963 reviews), The Book Thief (1,504 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,452 reviews), Catching Fire (1,387 reviews), Mockingjay (1,301 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,245 reviews), The Help (1,210 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,168 reviews), The Road (1,108 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,069 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,068 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,043 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,025 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,023 reviews), The Giver (995 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (928 reviews), The Graveyard Book (909 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (909 reviews), Breaking Dawn (900 reviews), Divergent (896 reviews), New Moon (893 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (888 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (887 reviews), Gone Girl (862 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (80,464), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,432), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (69,374), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (68,743), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,643), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,008), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,681), The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (54,479), The Da Vinci Code (52,387), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,232), Pride and Prejudice (50,613), Catcher in the Rye (48,355), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,792), The Great Gatsby (44,993), Twilight (42,637), The Kite Runner (38,105), Animal Farm (36,642), The Hunger Games (36,563), Jane Eyre (36,331), The Lord of the Rings (34,557), Brave New World (34,301), New Moon (33,684), Angels & Demons (33,314), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,715), Life of Pi (32,035)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (7.93), 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 (6.92), 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 (6.4), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.14), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.07), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.01), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.88), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.85), The Best Awful (5.73), Wildlife (5.63), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.41), 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), The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13 : From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (5.24), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.21)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Robert J. Lang (12.46), Paul Jackson (7.39), Jane Wagner (5.74), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.21), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.9), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), Ollie Johnston (4.7), William R. Trumble (4.7), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.63), Steve Purcell (4.63), Jeff Brumbeau (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.6), Richard Williams (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.57), Albert Seba (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Adam Makos (4.56), Carla Emery (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.56), Michael Whelan (4.56), Wallace Stevens (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Aaron Becker (4.55), Larry Gonick (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Harold McGee (4.53), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.52), Gail Boushey (4.52), James C. Christensen (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.52), Christopher Ransom (2.15), Randy Davila (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.34), 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 (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Anna Sam (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.67), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Simon (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), James Bradley (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Catherine Millet (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.71), Andrew Keen (2.71), Eliza Kennedy (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Robert D. Stueart (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Sharon Kendrick (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.82), Claude Izner (2.82), Kevin Trudeau (2.82), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82), Tawny Taylor (2.83)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (49.92), Henry James (48.98), Marc Hempel (44.61), Wilhelm Grimm (44.06), Gentry Lee (37), Paul Johnson (34.41), David Drake (30.39), Mark Victor Hansen (28.22), Edward FitzGerald (27.67), John L. Bull (26.77), Sam Kieth (25.63), Simone Beck (25.22), Steve White (23.15), Mike Allred (20.57), Richmond Lattimore (19.93), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.8), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.78), Skip Williams (18.67), Charles Vess (17.27), Kenneth Robeson (17.12), Lincoln Child (16.99), Richard Sapir (16.76), Albert Uderzo (15.8), David Ellis (15.39), Deborah Turner Harris (15.04), Yumi Tamura (13.91), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.43), Scott Dikkers (13.18), CLAMP (13.11), Jerry Pournelle (12.93), Nora Roberts (12.81), Saki Hiwatari (12.7), James Axler (12.59), Neta Jackson (12.57), Margit Sandemo (12.53), Walter Ralston Martin (12.47), Warren Murphy (12.46), Dave McKean (12.4), Mercedes Lackey (12.4), Chie Shinohara (12.34), Jack Cohen (12.25), Jill Thompson (11.97), Friedrich Engels (11.75), Don Pendleton (11.68), Rumiko Takahashi (11.49), Bryan Talbot (11.33), Roger Leloup (11.32), Eiichiro Oda (11.26), Yoko Kamio (11.2), Beverly Lewis (11.12), Various Artists (artist) (11.1), Naoki Urasawa (11.07), Sean Michael (11.06), Rob Kaplan (11.06), K. H. Scheer (11.02), Gosho Aoyama (11), Frank W. Abagnale (10.77), Kentaro Miura (10.69), Jack Kirby (10.6), DVD (10.55), Betty Neels (10.42), Carl Bernstein (10.37), Naoko Takeuchi (10.29), J. T. Edson (10.19), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.17), Stefan Wolf (10.14), Rick Veitch (10.1), Georgette Heyer (10.05), Mary Pope Osborne (10), Christine Feehan (9.99), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.94), Anne McCaffrey (9.92), Yuu Watase (9.89), Ken Akamatsu (9.84), Carolyn Keene (9.8), Lora Leigh (9.74), Piers Anthony (9.69), Akimine Kamijyo (9.63), Natsuki Takaya (9.62), Rex Stout (9.58), David Grene (9.56), Daisy Meadows (9.55), John MacArthur (9.54), Essie Summers (9.51), Terrance Dicks (9.5), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.43), Francine Pascal (9.38), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.33), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.33), Fujisawa Tooru (9.3), Takeshi Konomi (9.3), Tite Kubo (9.29), John O'Brien (9.29), Louis L'Amour (9.24), Kazuo Koike (9.22), Kazuya Minekura (9.21), Stephanie Laurens (9.17), Hisaya Nakajo (9.17), Diana Palmer (9.1), BA Tortuga (9.1)

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, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Bohjalian, Janny Wurts, Dan Chaon, Nancy Holder, Sarah M. Anderson, Melissa Marr, Patrick Rothfuss, James Dashner, Jo Beverley, Sharon Kay Penman, Susan Mallery, Tite Kubo, Susan Wittig Albert, Edward R. Tufte, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Geerten Meijsing, Randy Alcorn, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Matthew Pearl, 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 (530,978), Stephen King (401,548), Terry Pratchett (334,075), J. R. R. Tolkien (256,736), C. S. Lewis (240,646), Neil Gaiman (219,773), William Shakespeare (210,994), Nora Roberts (204,815), Agatha Christie (189,792), James Patterson (169,311), Jane Austen (165,267), Isaac Asimov (159,577), Stephenie Meyer (157,018), Charles Dickens (152,768), John Grisham (141,647), Dan Brown (132,254), Orson Scott Card (131,276), Anne McCaffrey (130,620), Janet Evanovich (129,429), Kurt Vonnegut (123,198), Anne Rice (119,162), Dean Koontz (119,082), Douglas Adams (117,803), Dr. Seuss (117,720), George Orwell (116,105), Robert A. Heinlein (112,219), Roald Dahl (112,212), John Steinbeck (111,206), Mercedes Lackey (109,981), Charlaine Harris (103,946), George R. R. Martin (102,653), Laurell K. Hamilton (100,944), Margaret Atwood (99,305), Mark Twain (98,417), Robert Jordan (97,270), Suzanne Collins (96,112), Michael Crichton (93,483), Ernest Hemingway (93,296), Piers Anthony (91,599), Lemony Snicket (91,278), Fyodor Dostoevsky (89,780), Haruki Murakami (88,181), Ray Bradbury (85,918), Philip Pullman (84,573), Mary Pope Osborne (83,549), Gabriel García Márquez (82,740), Jim Butcher (79,633), Bill Bryson (79,444), Philip K. Dick (78,224), David Eddings (78,203), Jodi Picoult (78,150), Tom Clancy (77,784), Ursula K. Le Guin (77,670), Patricia Cornwell (76,566), F. Scott Fitzgerald (75,693), Rick Riordan (74,635), Frank Herbert (74,053), J. D. Salinger (72,987), Arthur C. Clarke (72,647), Tamora Pierce (72,266), Arthur Conan Doyle (71,784), Anonymous (71,765), Neal Stephenson (71,370), Carolyn Keene (71,157), L. M. Montgomery (70,942), Alexander McCall Smith (68,837), Chuck Palahniuk (67,512), John Irving (67,122), Umberto Eco (66,873), Stieg Larsson (66,528), Madeleine L'Engle (66,480), Michael Connelly (66,373), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,488), Leo Tolstoy (63,500), Nicholas Sparks (63,175)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,893,119), non-fiction (2,008,673), fantasy (1,613,709), history (1,594,364), to-read (1,507,481), science fiction (1,156,776), mystery (1,015,258), read (781,375), biography (721,378), poetry (607,088), novel (597,400), romance (556,806), humor (529,626), literature (514,679), reference (475,994), philosophy (461,363), ebook (461,139), art (449,128), historical fiction (442,618), unread (429,856), science (426,853), religion (424,801), children's (392,169), short stories (380,611), own (349,148), picture book (345,162), series (338,049), 20th century (327,154), sf (307,355), young adult (296,438), horror (280,411), children (278,317), travel (275,570), paperback (275,366), comics (272,888), wwii (272,661), kindle (272,211), memoir (269,399), music (267,931), manga (267,177), politics (252,800), graphic novel (251,699), cookbook (240,719), animals (236,273), adventure (230,710), classic (228,713), ya (228,503), hardcover (228,263), classics (227,834), england (224,951), anthology (224,853), family (222,786), thriller (222,549), crime (219,035), theology (211,333), (211,157), psychology (209,691), 19th century (190,727), usa (190,191), historical (180,530), american (174,078), christianity (173,177), cooking (173,131), essays (171,441), vampires (170,903), math (170,796), wishlist (164,017), sff (160,307), drama (159,084), magic (156,873), english (154,383), roman (153,299), american history (147,925), photography (147,739), autobiography (146,902)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,347), African-American Literature (7,046), Mystery and detective stories (7,038), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,576), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,329), 20th Century American Literature (2,973), contemporary American fiction (2,911), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,884), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,171), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,109), literatura norte-americana (2,026), criticism and interpretation (1,954), personal feelings and growth (1,870), Atlantian Reference Library (1,844), 19th Century British Literature (1,679), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,583), New Testament Commentaries (1,482), mother-daughter relationships (1,429), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,369), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,362), 20th century American fiction (1,332), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,299), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,219), american religious history (1,149), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), literary criticism and history (1,125), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,125), Littérature française. XXe (1,001), Christian historical fiction (998), Native American literature (991), utopian & dystopian literature (989), 20th Century United States (973), National Book Award Finalist (967), organizational development (963), library and information science (930), Contemporary American Literature (917), United States -- History -- Civil War (915), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (910), Penguin 20th-century Classics (895), human-animal relationships (892), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (887), Declaration of Independence (877), children's historical fiction (851), American History 19th Century (843), American History 20th Century (839), Österreichische Literatur (820), united states-19th century (809), British Historical Fiction (760)

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