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Vital Statistics

Members 2,142,449

Books cataloged 112,725,512

Tags added 135,318,066

Unique works held 10,615,443

Unique works total 18,713,473

Reviews 2,985,645

Works reviewed 1,042,344

Ratings 17,462,519

Member-contributed covers 5,039,104

Author pictures 102,490

Venue pictures 15,050

Groups 11,138

Talk topics 188,653

Talk messages 5,919,530

Talk touchstones 4,413,812

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 281,143

Member Giveaway books given out 854,329

Total free books given out 1,135,472

50 largest libraries (see more)

cctesttc1 (85,557 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,750 books), jonathan_rigby (53,487 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), cesdemo (47,673 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), Adolf_Ledesma (41,000 books), novunus (40,507 books), e-zReader (38,661 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), calum-iain (36,045 books), scrow72 (33,425 books), Pages_Aplenty (31,660 books), jenniebooks (31,299 books), Nedrin (30,470 books), spicere (30,236 books, private), kdf_333 (30,121 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,178 books), geoffmangum (28,058 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), ltcl (25,772 books), hyades (25,474 books, private), EadieB (25,315 books), INorris (24,583 books), credo (24,052 books, private), Harry_Vincent (23,979 books), JeanLittleLibrary (23,729 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), KigaliLibrary (23,517 books), Jullievg (23,482 books), realonedet (23,329 books), upancholi (23,062 books), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,978 books), LitaVore (22,463 books), arjaygee (22,208 books), howie (22,201 books), SalemAthenaeum (21,886 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,812 books), sjcmce (21,806 books), dwhodges01 (21,665 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (21,338 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12610), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7579), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6705), wyvernfriend (5454), Schmerguls (5424), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5149), Sullywriter (5012), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4786), GeniusJen (4538), bnielsen (4438), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4212), AbigailAdams26 (3858), ElizaJane (3821), kitchengardenbooks (3820), burnit99 (3771), nwhyte (3734), vdb (3687), cowpeace (3623), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), jbarr5 (3283), antiquary (3194), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), TUCC (2822), sstocks (2763), shanaqui (2739), Renato (2657), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), Totarobookroom (2354), nbmars (2344), krau0098 (2313), BookstoogeLT (2279), Salsabrarian (2225), antimuzak (2208), Liekederckx (2205), debnance (2174), comfypants (2170), tjsjohanna (2164), DinadansFriend (2126), Budzul (2103), MeditationesMartini (2097), lamotm (2082), HB-Library (2071)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (430,579), ThomasKleinert (317,779), bluetyson (296,744), eromsted (238,197), gangleri (232,221), purpleprincess1311 (220,604), cesdemo (209,091), linusmedia (189,224), Merryann (166,790), bertilak (166,188), gentlemania (158,046), librisissimo (130,989), mfd101 (128,763), guyalice (124,403), BookEndsIntl (122,279), AsYouKnow_Bob (120,285), Pages_Aplenty (119,436), clpteensnewbooks (113,372), msrau (111,717), BlueTysonSS (109,641), philn (109,389), Nedrin (108,589), cdcollection (94,930), PitcherBooks (93,653), TheoClarke (93,132), MatthewCoomber (92,799), bioethics (89,402), SilentInAWay (88,888), vahistoricalsociety (85,007), vivir (84,810), wm3395 (83,114), Carolus (82,423), skullduggery (79,876), cmorr (78,614), Littlemissbashful (77,506), Stitswerd (76,054), robbiedeclercq (74,588), cwc790411 (74,283), jasbro (72,803), donkelly68 (72,361), spicere (72,233), LunaSlashSea (70,586), saraswati_library_mm (70,198), Neuromancer (68,320), Smiler69 (67,651), cnrenner (67,282), cej1027 (65,196), SeriousGrace (63,673), wyvernfriend (61,653), sandrikoti (61,397)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,578,687), German (1,326,617), Spanish (510,587), Italian (494,346), Dutch (492,164), Swedish (300,669), Japanese (291,750), Russian (272,712), Latin (168,021), Greek (Ancient) (122,843), Portuguese (112,896), Danish (88,614), Finnish (84,064), Hebrew (61,883), Chinese (60,853), Norwegian (57,643), Polish (51,077), Arabic (47,032), Czech (39,464), Catalan (34,859), Hungarian (30,067), Turkish (23,539), Norwegian (Bokmål) (22,223), Icelandic (21,121), Multiple languages (20,262)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,005 reviews), Twilight (2,032 reviews), The Book Thief (1,739 reviews), Catching Fire (1,556 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,522 reviews), Mockingjay (1,475 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,387 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,347 reviews), The Help (1,337 reviews), The Giver (1,236 reviews), The Road (1,199 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,187 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,154 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,137 reviews), Divergent (1,130 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,130 reviews), Gone Girl (1,125 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,095 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,094 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,059 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,037 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,032 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,018 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,009 reviews), Breaking Dawn (946 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (88,625), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (75,564), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (74,578), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (74,368), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (72,904), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (72,246), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (68,937), The Hobbit (60,363), The Da Vinci Code (55,661), 1984 (55,649), Pride and Prejudice (55,147), To Kill a Mockingbird (53,459), The Catcher in the Rye (51,722), The Great Gatsby (49,234), Twilight (44,915), The Hunger Games (41,105), The Kite Runner (40,698), Animal Farm (40,070), Jane Eyre (39,986), Brave New World (37,438), The Lord of the Rings (37,211), New Moon (35,633), Angels & Demons (35,513), The Fellowship of the Ring (35,100), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (34,901)

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 Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.82), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.82), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.81), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.79), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.77), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.77), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set (4.77), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), The Complete Far Side (4.76), David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 (4.76), The Annotated Persuasion (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.75), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.74), Crossway Bibles (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), William R. Trumble (4.67), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Karl Elliger (4.65), Frank H. Netter (4.65), William M. Gaines (4.64), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Richard Williams (4.61), Bryan Stevenson (4.59), George Frideric Handel (4.59), Luigi Serafini (4.57), June Hiatt (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Russel Lazega (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.56), Drew Daywalt (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Steve Purcell (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Don Rosa (4.54), Albert Seba (4.54), Carla Emery (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Alexander Roberts (4.53), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.53), Lindsay Mattick (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Jeff Brumbeau (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.52), Ki Longfellow (4.52), James Jean (4.52), John Williams (4.52), Stanley Kunitz (4.51), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51), Tom Tierney (4.51), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.51), Margaret Grieve (4.51), W. Richard Stevens (4.5), David Allen Sibley (4.5), Brandon Stanton (4.5)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.66), Randy Davila (2.15), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.16), Christopher Ransom (2.19), Hal Lindsey (2.37), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.54), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.61), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Arabella Weir (2.65), Alexander Campion (2.66), Adèle Lang (2.67), Ellen Fein (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Janet Groth (2.7), John Milne (2.7), Simon (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.72), Anna Sam (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Vonda McIntyre (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Eden Cole (2.75), Andrew Keen (2.75), Charlotte Roche (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), James Bradley (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Michael Drosnin (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Robin Kirman (2.79), Steve Lookner (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Nostradamus (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.82)Rich Shapero (1.66), Randy Davila (2.15), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.16), Christopher Ransom (2.19), Hal Lindsey (2.37), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.54), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.61), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Arabella Weir (2.65), Alexander Campion (2.66), Adèle Lang (2.67), Ellen Fein (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Janet Groth (2.7), John Milne (2.7), Simon (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.72), Anna Sam (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Vonda McIntyre (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Eden Cole (2.75), Andrew Keen (2.75), Charlotte Roche (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), James Bradley (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Michael Drosnin (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Robin Kirman (2.79), Steve Lookner (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Nostradamus (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.82)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (582,402), Stephen King (445,698), Terry Pratchett (365,251), J. R. R. Tolkien (285,357), C. S. Lewis (270,902), Neil Gaiman (246,852), William Shakespeare (238,369), Nora Roberts (238,277), Agatha Christie (218,401), James Patterson (201,665), Jane Austen (182,200), Isaac Asimov (175,198), Charles Dickens (171,327), Stephenie Meyer (169,596), John Grisham (160,073), Janet Evanovich (145,814), Orson Scott Card (143,628), Dan Brown (143,356), Anne McCaffrey (142,070), Dr. Seuss (140,934), Dean Koontz (135,158), Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (133,819), Anne Rice (129,600), Roald Dahl (128,376), George Orwell (127,786), Douglas Adams (127,474), John Steinbeck (122,620), George R. R. Martin (121,261), Robert A. Heinlein (120,550), Mercedes Lackey (120,188), Charlaine Harris (116,161), Margaret Atwood (111,253), Mark Twain (110,734), Suzanne Collins (110,422), Laurell K. Hamilton (109,230), Robert Jordan (106,638), Lemony Snicket (104,151), Ernest Hemingway (103,461), Mary Pope Osborne (103,019), Michael Crichton (102,906), Piers Anthony (99,231), Fyodor Dostoevsky (98,848), Haruki Murakami (98,759), Ray Bradbury (96,106), Rick Riordan (95,616), Philip Pullman (92,060), Jim Butcher (91,978), Gabriel García Márquez (90,355), Bill Bryson (88,055), Philip K. Dick (87,209), Jodi Picoult (86,710), Patricia Cornwell (86,674), Ursula K. Le Guin (86,584), Tom Clancy (85,297), David Eddings (84,780), F. Scott Fitzgerald (83,629), Arthur Conan Doyle (82,955), Carolyn Keene (82,882), Frank Herbert (80,547), Arthur C. Clarke (79,702), L. M. Montgomery (79,599), Tamora Pierce (78,936), J. D. Salinger (78,457), Michael Connelly (78,360), Neal Stephenson (78,338), Alexander McCall Smith (77,398), Madeleine L'Engle (73,388), Umberto Eco (73,233), Chuck Palahniuk (72,911), Stieg Larsson (72,726), Nicholas Sparks (72,398), John Irving (71,944), Clive Cussler (71,316), Leo Tolstoy (71,114), Anonymous (70,602)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,378,298), to-read (2,815,786), non-fiction (2,244,722), fantasy (1,792,841), history (1,772,786), science fiction (1,278,573), mystery (1,159,882), read (867,210), biography (810,970), poetry (668,937), novel (656,521), romance (646,283), ebook (611,880), humor (584,819), literature (566,841), historical fiction (521,817), reference (507,504), philosophy (502,551), art (498,078), science (475,739), religion (462,532), unread (456,596), children's (433,454), short stories (418,932), picture book (410,312), series (397,303), kindle (389,623), own (386,824), 20th century (375,869), young adult (351,807), sf (332,043), horror (315,488), wwii (314,163), children (310,806), music (305,404), comics (304,979), memoir (304,579), manga (296,790), paperback (296,632), travel (295,044), politics (280,826), animals (279,723), adventure (272,632), family (268,252), ya (265,781), cookbook (263,895), thriller (263,741), classics (256,407), england (253,982), crime (250,036), hardcover (247,806), classic (246,537), anthology (244,215), graphic novel (239,652), psychology (232,392), theology (231,726), usa (215,804), 19th century (210,848), (207,818), historical (204,526), christianity (189,484), american (189,087), essays (188,431), cooking (186,684), math (186,139), vampires (184,358), library (182,148), magic (179,539), wishlist (177,298), drama (176,597), roman (170,640), english (170,305), photography (169,540), american history (168,746), autobiography (164,104)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,987), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,655), Mystery and detective stories (8,868), African-American Literature (7,789), Science Fiction and Fantasy (7,240), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (6,055), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,526), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,488), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,413), 20th Century American Literature (3,404), contemporary American fiction (3,297), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,268), criticism and interpretation (2,219), personal feelings and growth (1,899), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,769), mother-daughter relationships (1,760), 19th Century British Literature (1,721), picture book: intermediate (1,664), Cambridge University Press (1,649), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,478), anthologies and collections (1,453), 20th century American fiction (1,432), Christian historical fiction (1,394), literary criticism and history (1,362), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,347), 19th Century American Literature (1,292), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,269), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,265), american religious history (1,260), Incarnations of Immortality (1,209), human-animal relationships (1,182), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,173), Contemporary American Literature (1,139), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,134), Native American literature (1,129), 20th Century United States (1,119), National Book Award Finalist (1,112), library and information science (1,107), Declaration of Independence (1,063), organizational development (1,049), Anthologies (multiple authors) (1,026), Littérature française. XXe (1,004), Mystery and detective fiction (983), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (972), young adult science fiction (969), Penguin 20th-century Classics (963), children's historical fiction (915), father-daughter relationship (909), American History 19th Century (907)

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