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Vital Statistics

Members 1,956,619

Books cataloged 97,880,738

Tags added 118,305,711

Unique works 15,633,599

Reviews 2,454,217

Works reviewed 883,340

Ratings 15,026,831

Member-contributed covers 4,346,865

Author pictures 87,503

Venue pictures 12,743

Groups 10,513

Talk topics 170,630

Talk messages 5,166,391

Talk touchstones 3,813,490

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 228,386

Member Giveaway books given out 633,223

Total free books given out 861,609

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,899 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), stansteiner (33,093 books), calum-iain (30,793 books), Adolf_Ledesma (29,578 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,243 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), Nedrin (27,946 books), lyzard (27,308 books), geoffmangum (26,083 books), diana.n.TBR (26,052 books, private), spicere (25,929 books, private), jenniebooks (24,783 books), credo (24,002 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,837 books), KigaliLibrary (22,784 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,676 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (20,673 books, private), mhagenberg (20,494 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), arjaygee (20,132 books), angelrose (19,968 books), realonedet (19,856 books), e-zReader (19,469 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,220 books), Dureo (19,162 books), ltcl (19,095 books), alaskabookworm (18,877 books), Harry_Vincent (18,762 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), steelprimate (18,693 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), tglovell (18,501 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,136 books), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,087 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,870 books), shearrob (17,765 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12112), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), Schmerguls (5264), Sullywriter (5012), wyvernfriend (4848), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4378), jon1lambert (3841), kitchengardenbooks (3779), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3776), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3682), bnielsen (3408), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), nwhyte (3374), AbigailAdams26 (3259), cowpeace (3096), ElizaJane (2972), elisa.rolle (2880), shanaqui (2739), aulsmith (2700), antiquary (2694), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2332), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), jbarr5 (2044), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2010), satyridae (2000), debnance (1990), tjsjohanna (1919), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), krau0098 (1879), lamotm (1843), nbmars (1838), Liekederckx (1838), mahallett (1807), bintphotobooks (1791), rhonda1111 (1755), keylawk (1734)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,687), gentlemania (75,543), calum-iain (57,371), gangleri (53,366), bertilak (51,606), mfd101 (46,798), vahistoricalsociety (41,672), msrau (41,652), DromJohn (38,395), Voglioleggere (30,112), Carolus (27,129), Wraith_Ravenscroft (25,069), johninvienna (24,206), fnkelley (22,766), eromsted (22,135), phillipsny04 (20,552), Adolf_Ledesma (19,294), Wiszard (19,042), idiosyncratic (14,673), hudview (14,653), sgfein (14,210), PitcherBooks (14,186), dele2451 (14,025), IPCCLibrary (12,752), jntjesussaves (11,882), OffalyHistory (11,614), emherzog (11,265), BeitHallel (11,186), freddybo1 (10,970), Neuromancer (10,943), grbve (10,870), rolandperkins (10,541), lmdhs (10,427), manikap (10,312), RobertDay (10,007), Friendshaverford (10,002), JanWillemNoldus (9,887), vpfluke (9,879), HindeHouse (9,839), saraswati_library_mm (9,592), kijabi1 (9,586), jmacaulay (9,577), AGClibrary (9,501), clpteensnewbooks (9,479), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,265), fredem (9,167), LOC_YRC (9,096), nautilus_library (8,986), ipublishcentral (8,743)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,916,538), German (1,558,680), Japanese (869,867), Spanish (597,375), Italian (580,617), Dutch (495,489), Russian (437,301), Swedish (382,548), Greek (Ancient) (337,444), Latin (265,628), Portuguese (164,602), Danish (117,864), Norwegian (111,031), Hebrew (110,618), Chinese (108,846), Finnish (77,026), Polish (68,380), Multiple languages (67,682), Arabic (65,214), Czech (61,093), English (Middle) (43,392), Hungarian (29,252), Catalan (27,522), Icelandic (26,995), Turkish (26,478)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,837 reviews), Twilight (1,965 reviews), The Book Thief (1,524 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,458 reviews), Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) (1,402 reviews), Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) (1,318 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,250 reviews), The Help (1,221 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,177 reviews), The Road (1,117 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,076 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,047 reviews), The Giver (1,032 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,027 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,016 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (977 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (951 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (935 reviews), Divergent (921 reviews), The Graveyard Book (918 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (912 reviews), Breaking Dawn (904 reviews), New Moon (899 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (899 reviews), Gone Girl (886 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (81,094), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (69,929), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,895), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (69,202), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (68,093), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,453), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (64,173), The Hobbit (55,083), The Da Vinci Code (52,679), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,696), Pride and Prejudice (51,102), The Catcher in the Rye (48,739), To Kill a Mockingbird (48,448), The Great Gatsby (45,305), Twilight (42,926), The Kite Runner (38,351), The Hunger Games (37,151), Animal Farm (36,983), Jane Eyre (36,670), The Lord of the Rings (34,759), Brave New World (34,631), New Moon (33,928), Angels & Demons (33,510), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,972), The Fellowship of the Ring (32,235)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Absolute at Large (8.62), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (7.77), 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 (6.87), 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 (6.39), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.14), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.01), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.85), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.82), The Best Awful: A Novel (5.73), Wildlife (5.48), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), My Life As a Man (5.38), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.37), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.36), 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

Robert J. Lang (12.36), Paul Jackson (7.36), Jane Wagner (5.72), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.21), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.87), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.71), William R. Trumble (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.65), Harold Abelson (4.63), Don Rosa (4.63), Steve Purcell (4.63), Bill Watterson (4.61), Jeff Brumbeau (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.61), Richard Williams (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.57), Ki Longfellow (4.57), Carla Emery (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Adam Makos (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.57), Adam Tooze (4.55), Albert Seba (4.55), Wallace Stevens (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Larry Gonick (4.53), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), James C. Christensen (4.53), United States. (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Karen White (0), Walter Murch (0), Rich Shapero (1.52), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.04), Christopher Ransom (2.15), Randy Davila (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.35), 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 (2.58), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Anna Sam (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Simon (2.69), Erich von Däniken (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Catherine Millet (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.74), Jacquelyn Cook (2.74), Kevin Trudeau (2.75), James Bradley (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Robert D. Stueart (2.78), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.82), Sharon Kendrick (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (50.46), Marc Hempel (44.8), Henry James (44.68), Wilhelm Grimm (44.68), Gentry Lee (37.36), Paul Johnson (35.16), David Drake (30.56), Mark Victor Hansen (28.54), John L. Bull (26.77), Sam Kieth (25.81), Simone Beck (25.46), Steve White (24.65), Jerry B. Jenkins (20.1), Mike Allred (20.08), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.84), Skip Williams (18.72), Richard Sapir (17.46), Charles Vess (17.35), Kenneth Robeson (17.34), Lincoln Child (17.3), David Ellis (16.08), Albert Uderzo (15.92), Deborah Turner Harris (15.12), Yumi Tamura (13.94), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.48), Scott Dikkers (13.21), CLAMP (13.17), Jerry Pournelle (13.06), Nora Roberts (12.99), James Axler (12.97), Warren Murphy (12.89), Saki Hiwatari (12.81), Neta Jackson (12.78), Walter Ralston Martin (12.63), Dave McKean (12.58), Margit Sandemo (12.57), Mercedes Lackey (12.51), Chie Shinohara (12.42), Jack Cohen (12.35), Friedrich Engels (12.12), Jill Thompson (12.05), Don Pendleton (11.88), Rumiko Takahashi (11.72), Beverly Lewis (11.69), Eiichiro Oda (11.64), Bryan Talbot (11.41), Gosho Aoyama (11.34), Yoko Kamio (11.31), Naoki Urasawa (11.25), Various Artists (artist) (11.22), Roger Leloup (11.19), Sean Michael (11.18), Rob Kaplan (11.17), K. H. Scheer (11.05), Frank W. Abagnale (10.92), Kentaro Miura (10.83), Jack Kirby (10.82), Naoko Takeuchi (10.62), Carl Bernstein (10.51), Betty Neels (10.5), J. T. Edson (10.3), Stefan Wolf (10.26), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.25), Christine Feehan (10.25), Mary Pope Osborne (10.2), Georgette Heyer (10.15), Rick Veitch (10.09), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.09), Yuu Watase (10.01), Anne McCaffrey (10), Ken Akamatsu (9.96), Carolyn Keene (9.94), Lora Leigh (9.9), DVD (9.87), Akimine Kamijyo (9.86), Daisy Meadows (9.8), Piers Anthony (9.8), Gilbert Morris (9.75), Rex Stout (9.75), John MacArthur (9.67), Essie Summers (9.65), Natsuki Takaya (9.65), John O'Brien (9.63), Terrance Dicks (9.53), Francine Pascal (9.51), Fujisawa Tooru (9.49), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.44), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.43), Takeshi Konomi (9.39), Louis L'Amour (9.37), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.37), Tite Kubo (9.36), BA Tortuga (9.3), Kazuya Minekura (9.28), Kazuo Koike (9.27), Janette Oke (9.25), Hisaya Nakajo (9.24), Franklin W. Dixon (9.22), Stephanie Laurens (9.2), Steve Zaloga (9.14)

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, John Carey, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Bohjalian, Janny Wurts, Dan Chaon, Nancy Holder, Sarah M. Anderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Melissa Marr, James Dashner, Jo Beverley, Susan Mallery, Sharon Kay Penman, Tite Kubo, Susan Wittig Albert, Edward R. Tufte, Alan Furst, Adriana Trigiani, Susan Wiggs, Geerten Meijsing, Randy Alcorn, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Sarah Addison Allen, Matthew Pearl, Sharon Lee, Lynn Viehl, Sholem Berger, Tatiana Holway, Neal Asher, Sabrina Jeffries, Sherryl Woods — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (535,051), Stephen King (399,303), Terry Pratchett (337,857), J. R. R. Tolkien (259,129), C. S. Lewis (243,806), Neil Gaiman (222,216), William Shakespeare (213,786), Nora Roberts (208,202), Agatha Christie (192,133), James Patterson (172,597), Jane Austen (166,941), Isaac Asimov (161,312), Stephenie Meyer (158,133), Charles Dickens (154,623), John Grisham (143,894), Dan Brown (133,343), Orson Scott Card (132,598), Anne McCaffrey (131,693), Janet Evanovich (130,655), Kurt Vonnegut (124,314), Dean Koontz (120,781), Anne Rice (120,229), Dr. Seuss (119,660), Douglas Adams (119,004), George Orwell (117,157), Roald Dahl (114,022), Robert A. Heinlein (113,269), John Steinbeck (112,400), Mercedes Lackey (111,024), Charlaine Harris (105,089), George R. R. Martin (104,819), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,554), Margaret Atwood (100,390), Mark Twain (99,875), Robert Jordan (98,244), Suzanne Collins (97,699), Michael Crichton (94,931), Ernest Hemingway (94,447), Piers Anthony (92,700), Lemony Snicket (92,466), Fyodor Dostoevsky (90,694), Haruki Murakami (89,197), Ray Bradbury (86,991), Mary Pope Osborne (85,331), Philip Pullman (85,214), Gabriel García Márquez (83,505), Jim Butcher (80,330), Bill Bryson (80,308), David Eddings (79,103), Tom Clancy (79,077), Philip K. Dick (79,057), Jodi Picoult (78,957), Ursula K. Le Guin (78,639), Patricia Cornwell (77,913), Rick Riordan (76,506), F. Scott Fitzgerald (76,360), Frank Herbert (74,712), J. D. Salinger (73,632), Anonymous (73,631), Arthur C. Clarke (73,395), Tamora Pierce (72,967), Arthur Conan Doyle (72,867), Neal Stephenson (72,334), Carolyn Keene (72,224), L. M. Montgomery (71,727), Alexander McCall Smith (69,795), Chuck Palahniuk (68,022), Michael Connelly (67,829), John Irving (67,571), Umberto Eco (67,522), Stieg Larsson (67,309), Madeleine L'Engle (67,302), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,947), Leo Tolstoy (64,250), Nicholas Sparks (64,157)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,905,249), non-fiction (2,013,382), fantasy (1,617,387), history (1,597,783), to-read (1,530,225), science fiction (1,161,263), mystery (1,018,615), read (782,602), biography (722,798), poetry (608,607), novel (599,189), romance (557,882), humor (531,023), literature (515,732), reference (476,640), philosophy (463,029), ebook (463,008), art (449,716), historical fiction (444,702), unread (429,793), science (427,669), religion (425,783), children's (393,070), short stories (381,465), own (350,592), picture book (346,071), series (338,902), 20th century (328,521), sf (307,277), young adult (297,083), horror (281,110), children (279,357), travel (276,264), paperback (275,746), kindle (273,512), wwii (273,336), comics (273,270), memoir (270,215), music (268,289), manga (267,322), politics (253,291), graphic novel (252,187), cookbook (240,968), animals (237,182), adventure (231,648), classic (229,651), classics (229,386), ya (229,064), hardcover (228,550), england (225,574), anthology (225,112), family (223,725), thriller (223,363), crime (219,741), theology (211,872), (211,073), psychology (210,279), 19th century (191,483), usa (190,649), historical (180,933), american (174,695), christianity (173,616), cooking (173,237), essays (171,881), vampires (171,040), math (171,014), wishlist (164,091), sff (160,631), drama (159,630), magic (157,212), english (154,754), roman (153,527), american history (148,372), photography (147,870), autobiography (147,373)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,365), Mystery and detective stories (7,175), African-American Literature (7,078), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,576), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,330), 20th Century American Literature (2,994), contemporary American fiction (2,924), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,892), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,170), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,106), literatura norte-americana (2,032), criticism and interpretation (1,968), personal feelings and growth (1,871), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,680), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,585), New Testament Commentaries (1,485), mother-daughter relationships (1,432), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,369), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,367), 20th century American fiction (1,337), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,300), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,223), anthologies and collections (1,184), american religious history (1,150), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,128), literary criticism and history (1,124), Native American literature (1,003), Littérature française. XXe (1,002), Christian historical fiction (1,002), utopian & dystopian literature (989), National Book Award Finalist (969), organizational development (963), United States -- History -- Civil War (936), library and information science (933), Contemporary American Literature (918), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (911), Penguin 20th-century Classics (908), human-animal relationships (897), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (886), Declaration of Independence (882), children's historical fiction (855), American History 19th Century (844), American History 20th Century (840), united states-19th century (811), British Historical Fiction (757), Confederate States of America (750)

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