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Vital Statistics

Members 2,179,783

Books cataloged 115,213,720

Tags added 867,666

Unique works held 10,856,367

Unique works total 19,248,336

Reviews 3,054,265

Works reviewed 1,064,173

Ratings 17,459,940

Member-contributed covers 5,186,386

Author pictures 105,239

Venue pictures 15,217

Groups 11,196

Talk topics 192,044

Talk messages 6,052,134

Talk touchstones 4,520,491

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 291,238

Member Giveaway books given out 886,143

Total free books given out 1,177,381

50 largest libraries (see more)

cctesttc1 (85,640 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,753 books), jonathan_rigby (53,709 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), cesdemo (47,673 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), Adolf_Ledesma (42,291 books), novunus (40,507 books), e-zReader (39,271 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), calum-iain (37,009 books), scrow72 (33,425 books), Pages_Aplenty (32,896 books), jenniebooks (32,103 books), spicere (31,119 books, private), Nedrin (31,056 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,297 books), geoffmangum (28,211 books), ltcl (27,155 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), LitaVore (26,350 books), hyades (25,927 books, private), Harry_Vincent (24,657 books), arjaygee (24,340 books), JeanLittleLibrary (24,243 books), realonedet (24,118 books), credo (24,052 books, private), SalemAthenaeum (23,740 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), KigaliLibrary (23,528 books), Jullievg (23,482 books), upancholi (23,062 books), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,984 books), sjcmce (22,701 books), dwhodges01 (22,688 books), howie (22,293 books), cordykitten (21,982 books, private), AsYouKnow_Bob (21,913 books), Leischen (21,887 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), brs (21,340 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12679), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6705), wyvernfriend (5530), Schmerguls (5446), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5146), Sullywriter (5012), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4861), GeniusJen (4538), bnielsen (4528), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4313), AbigailAdams26 (4086), ElizaJane (3943), kitchengardenbooks (3822), burnit99 (3774), nwhyte (3734), vdb (3687), cowpeace (3669), jbarr5 (3513), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (3262), TUCC (3121), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), sstocks (2763), shanaqui (2739), Renato (2690), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), nbmars (2419), krau0098 (2393), Totarobookroom (2354), BookstoogeLT (2338), Liekederckx (2295), Salsabrarian (2246), comfypants (2237), tjsjohanna (2210), antimuzak (2208), debnance (2177), MeditationesMartini (2166), DinadansFriend (2166), JeanLittleLibrary (2162), bibliest (2141), lamotm (2126)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (449,116), ThomasKleinert (322,143), bluetyson (296,733), eromsted (244,000), gangleri (232,190), purpleprincess1311 (220,604), cesdemo (208,683), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (172,679), Merryann (166,856), gentlemania (158,216), librisissimo (134,291), BookEndsIntl (131,344), mfd101 (131,249), guyalice (127,749), Pages_Aplenty (124,030), AsYouKnow_Bob (123,502), clpteensnewbooks (113,225), msrau (111,697), Nedrin (110,446), BlueTysonSS (109,458), philn (109,351), PitcherBooks (97,485), cdcollection (96,400), TheoClarke (93,204), MatthewCoomber (92,780), bioethics (89,402), SilentInAWay (88,831), vivir (86,564), vahistoricalsociety (84,895), wm3395 (82,693), Carolus (82,417), skullduggery (80,610), Littlemissbashful (79,897), cwc790411 (79,835), donkelly68 (78,793), cmorr (78,571), Stitswerd (78,211), robbiedeclercq (74,837), spicere (74,077), jasbro (73,676), saraswati_library_mm (71,373), LunaSlashSea (71,212), Neuromancer (68,734), cnrenner (68,106), cej1027 (66,044), SeriousGrace (64,989), Smiler69 (64,817), idiosyncratic (63,525), wyvernfriend (61,915)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,627,165), German (1,351,590), Spanish (523,656), Dutch (502,066), Italian (498,052), Swedish (304,863), Japanese (296,681), Russian (276,655), Latin (172,319), Greek (Ancient) (117,438), Portuguese (115,672), Danish (88,955), Finnish (84,993), Chinese (61,781), Hebrew (60,127), Norwegian (56,704), Polish (54,796), Arabic (47,551), Czech (40,394), Catalan (35,194), Hungarian (30,367), Turkish (24,178), Norwegian (Bokmål) (22,556), Icelandic (21,959), Greek (20,610)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,016 reviews), Twilight (2,036 reviews), The Book Thief (1,746 reviews), Catching Fire (1,556 reviews), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1,530 reviews), Mockingjay (1,485 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,420 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,349 reviews), The Help (1,343 reviews), The Giver (1,264 reviews), The Road (1,209 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,196 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,154 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,144 reviews), Gone Girl (1,140 reviews), Divergent (1,139 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,132 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,104 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,097 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,089 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,057 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,037 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,033 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,024 reviews), Breaking Dawn (950 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (89,874), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (76,546), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (75,304), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (75,160), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (73,559), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (73,052), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (69,696), The Hobbit (61,152), 1984 (56,500), The Da Vinci Code (55,962), Pride and Prejudice (55,916), To Kill a Mockingbird (54,250), The Catcher in the Rye (52,622), The Great Gatsby (49,887), Twilight (45,304), The Hunger Games (41,840), The Kite Runner (41,187), Jane Eyre (40,489), Animal Farm (40,447), Brave New World (37,810), The Lord of the Rings (37,519), New Moon (36,059), Angels & Demons (35,914), The Fellowship of the Ring (35,513), Fahrenheit 451 (35,298)

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), 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 English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (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) (4.82), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.8), Toda Mafalda (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), The Complete Far Side (4.77), The Annotated Persuasion (4.77), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.76), The Monster in the Hollows (Wingfeather Saga) (4.76), Under the North Star (4.76), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.76), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.83), Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.75), Baha'u'llah (4.73), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.73), William R. Trumble (4.7), Sharon Miller (4.69), Crossway Bibles (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Karl Elliger (4.65), Frank H. Netter (4.64), William M. Gaines (4.64), Harold Abelson (4.63), Jennifer Block (4.62), Colette Wolff (4.62), Richard Williams (4.62), Jonathan B. Parshall (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Kate Moore (4.61), Angie Thomas (4.6), George Frideric Handel (4.59), Luigi Serafini (4.58), Bryan Stevenson (4.58), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.58), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), June Hiatt (4.57), Russel Lazega (4.56), Drew Daywalt (4.56), Steve Purcell (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Jeff Brumbeau (4.55), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), James Jean (4.55), Don Rosa (4.54), Carla Emery (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Albert Seba (4.53), Ruth Manning-Sanders (4.53), Brandon Stanton (4.53), John Williams (4.53), Lindsay Mattick (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.52), Ki Longfellow (4.52), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.67), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.18), Hal Lindsey (2.38), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.55), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.6), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Ellen Fein (2.66), Joanne Dahme (2.67), Alexander Campion (2.68), Adèle Lang (2.68), John Milne (2.69), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Janet Groth (2.7), Simon (2.7), Trudy Baker (2.72), Douglas Monroe (2.72), Anna Sam (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Eden Cole (2.74), Andrew Keen (2.75), Robin Kirman (2.75), Michael Drosnin (2.77), Charlotte Roche (2.77), James Bradley (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Nostradamus (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tracy Quan (2.81), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Mitzi Szereto (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.82), Tawny Taylor (2.82), Philip Prowse (2.83), Jill Price (2.83)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (590,783), Stephen King (452,533), Terry Pratchett (369,610), J. R. R. Tolkien (289,157), C. S. Lewis (275,845), Neil Gaiman (251,087), William Shakespeare (242,548), Nora Roberts (241,972), Agatha Christie (219,868), James Patterson (207,005), Jane Austen (184,734), Isaac Asimov (177,271), Charles Dickens (174,034), Stephenie Meyer (171,311), John Grisham (163,381), Janet Evanovich (147,746), Dr. Seuss (145,700), Orson Scott Card (145,166), Dan Brown (144,871), Anne McCaffrey (143,627), Dean Koontz (136,864), Kurt Vonnegut (135,085), Roald Dahl (130,988), Anne Rice (130,916), George Orwell (129,679), Douglas Adams (128,822), John Steinbeck (124,406), George R. R. Martin (123,680), Robert A. Heinlein (122,023), Mercedes Lackey (121,606), Charlaine Harris (117,585), Margaret Atwood (113,576), Mark Twain (112,551), Suzanne Collins (112,513), Laurell K. Hamilton (110,406), Robert Jordan (108,067), Mary Pope Osborne (107,790), Lemony Snicket (106,358), Ernest Hemingway (105,004), Michael Crichton (104,305), Piers Anthony (100,479), Haruki Murakami (100,429), Fyodor Dostoevsky (100,216), Rick Riordan (99,107), Ray Bradbury (97,308), Jim Butcher (93,391), Philip Pullman (93,078), Gabriel García Márquez (91,520), Bill Bryson (89,189), Philip K. Dick (88,438), Jodi Picoult (88,231), Ursula K. Le Guin (87,967), Patricia Cornwell (87,793), David Eddings (85,613), Tom Clancy (85,256), F. Scott Fitzgerald (84,783), Carolyn Keene (84,764), Arthur Conan Doyle (84,567), Frank Herbert (81,329), L. M. Montgomery (80,996), Arthur C. Clarke (80,828), Tamora Pierce (80,036), Michael Connelly (79,933), J. D. Salinger (79,219), Neal Stephenson (79,095), Alexander McCall Smith (78,736), Madeleine L'Engle (74,620), Umberto Eco (74,152), Nicholas Sparks (73,791), Chuck Palahniuk (73,584), Stieg Larsson (73,508), Clive Cussler (73,022), John Irving (72,635), Leo Tolstoy (72,183), R. L. Stine (71,176)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,411,688), to-read (2,877,691), non-fiction (2,263,547), fantasy (1,805,200), history (1,786,751), science fiction (1,288,880), mystery (1,168,359), read (874,148), biography (818,146), poetry (673,689), novel (662,835), romance (651,927), ebook (621,518), humor (588,319), literature (570,529), historical fiction (527,168), reference (510,182), philosophy (505,676), art (502,470), science (479,663), religion (466,312), unread (459,675), children's (437,387), short stories (421,714), picture book (415,054), kindle (400,063), series (398,840), own (386,372), 20th century (378,880), young adult (354,186), sf (333,802), wwii (318,644), horror (317,378), children (313,653), music (309,461), comics (307,657), memoir (307,199), manga (299,546), paperback (298,950), travel (296,961), animals (283,054), politics (282,498), adventure (274,974), family (271,906), ya (267,157), cookbook (265,845), thriller (264,440), classics (257,837), england (255,943), crime (252,156), hardcover (251,218), classic (247,923), anthology (245,502), graphic novel (241,758), psychology (234,059), theology (233,307), usa (217,890), 19th century (213,365), (207,629), historical (205,512), christianity (190,619), essays (190,334), american (189,173), cooking (188,147), math (187,600), vampires (184,936), library (183,778), magic (180,776), wishlist (179,556), drama (177,931), roman (172,971), english (172,210), photography (171,466), american history (169,785), autobiography (165,463)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,988), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,789), Mystery and detective stories (9,019), African-American Literature (7,845), Science Fiction and Fantasy (7,215), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (6,104), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,544), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,526), 20th Century American Literature (3,420), contemporary American fiction (3,339), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,226), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,271), criticism and interpretation (2,241), personal feelings and growth (1,900), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,773), mother-daughter relationships (1,763), 19th Century British Literature (1,727), picture book: intermediate (1,665), Cambridge University Press (1,651), Literary Theory & Criticism (1,532), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,487), anthologies and collections (1,457), 20th century American fiction (1,436), Christian historical fiction (1,404), literary criticism and history (1,359), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,348), 19th Century American Literature (1,297), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,292), american religious history (1,271), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,268), Incarnations of Immortality (1,212), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,197), human-animal relationships (1,196), Native American literature (1,148), Contemporary American Literature (1,147), 20th Century United States (1,130), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,127), National Book Award Finalist (1,124), library and information science (1,113), Declaration of Independence (1,091), organizational development (1,056), Anthologies (multiple authors) (1,021), Littérature française. XXe (1,006), Mystery and detective fiction (988), young adult science fiction (985), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (973), Penguin 20th-century Classics (966), children's historical fiction (916), father-daughter relationship (912)

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