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Vital Statistics

Members 1,936,963

Books cataloged 96,710,382

Tags added 116,763,286

Unique works 8,825,308

Reviews 2,417,768

Works reviewed 868,913

Ratings 14,849,122

Member-contributed covers 4,276,478

Author pictures 86,039

Venue pictures 12,582

Groups 10,442

Talk topics 169,127

Talk messages 5,102,283

Talk touchstones 3,744,850

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 220,176

Member Giveaway books given out 599,590

Total free books given out 819,766

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,712 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (29,588 books), Pages_Aplenty (28,473 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), Nedrin (27,596 books), Adolf_Ledesma (27,500 books), lyzard (27,210 books), diana.n.TBR (27,200 books, private), geoffmangum (25,506 books), spicere (25,133 books, private), stansteiner (25,039 books), credo (24,002 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), jenniebooks (23,424 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,835 books), KigaliLibrary (22,804 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,561 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (20,511 books, private), mhagenberg (20,336 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,958 books), realonedet (19,750 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,292 books), Dureo (19,162 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), alaskabookworm (18,623 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), tglovell (18,397 books), ltcl (18,381 books), steelprimate (18,317 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,054 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,051 books), Harry_Vincent (17,920 books), shearrob (17,765 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,676 books), DiosoLibrary (17,548 books), bertilak (17,456 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12011), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), Schmerguls (5245), wyvernfriend (4784), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4378), jon1lambert (3812), abe-ray (3764), kitchengardenbooks (3745), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3664), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3616), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3377), bnielsen (3356), nwhyte (3333), AbigailAdams26 (3253), kristi_test_01 (3084), cowpeace (3061), ElizaJane (2918), elisa.rolle (2879), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), antiquary (2613), aulsmith (2584), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2311), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2009), satyridae (2000), debnance (1964), jbarr5 (1938), tjsjohanna (1896), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), krau0098 (1827), Liekederckx (1813), lamotm (1810), nbmars (1779), mahallett (1774), bintphotobooks (1767), maaward (1729)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,647), gentlemania (75,052), calum-iain (56,563), gangleri (53,364), bertilak (49,938), mfd101 (45,001), msrau (41,650), vahistoricalsociety (40,734), DromJohn (38,375), Voglioleggere (29,142), Carolus (27,121), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,920), johninvienna (22,433), fnkelley (22,432), phillipsny04 (20,552), eromsted (18,706), Adolf_Ledesma (18,060), Wiszard (17,132), idiosyncratic (14,664), hudview (14,363), sgfein (14,168), dele2451 (13,856), PitcherBooks (13,721), IPCCLibrary (12,300), jntjesussaves (11,882), emherzog (11,265), BeitHallel (11,186), OffalyHistory (11,120), Neuromancer (10,942), freddybo1 (10,880), grbve (10,870), rolandperkins (10,456), manikap (10,312), lmdhs (10,305), Friendshaverford (9,963), JanWillemNoldus (9,877), HindeHouse (9,837), RobertDay (9,766), vpfluke (9,750), kijabi1 (9,583), jmacaulay (9,574), saraswati_library_mm (9,559), clpteensnewbooks (9,474), AGClibrary (9,455), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,211), LOC_YRC (8,983), fredem (8,943), nautilus_library (8,899), ipublishcentral (8,741)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,890,304), German (1,538,379), Japanese (859,990), Spanish (590,475), Italian (572,063), Dutch (490,081), Russian (430,999), Swedish (377,776), Greek (Ancient) (333,810), Latin (261,926), Portuguese (162,477), Danish (116,867), Hebrew (109,498), Norwegian (108,753), Chinese (107,760), Finnish (75,624), Polish (67,490), Multiple languages (67,221), Arabic (65,100), Czech (60,377), English (Middle) (42,946), Hungarian (28,746), Catalan (26,981), Icelandic (26,499), Turkish (26,214)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,809 reviews), Twilight (1,961 reviews), The Book Thief (1,512 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,452 reviews), Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) (1,388 reviews), Mockingjay (1,305 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,247 reviews), The Help (1,214 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,168 reviews), The Road (1,109 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,073 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,066 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,043 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,022 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,016 reviews), The Giver (1,005 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (930 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (926 reviews), The Graveyard Book (913 reviews), Divergent (907 reviews), Breaking Dawn (898 reviews), New Moon (894 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (894 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (887 reviews), Gone Girl (864 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (80,648), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) (69,568), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (69,496), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (68,892), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,701), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,152), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,811), The Hobbit (54,620), The Da Vinci Code (52,433), 1984 (51,359), Pride and Prejudice (50,687), The Catcher in the Rye (48,441), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,948), The Great Gatsby (44,900), Twilight (42,730), The Kite Runner (38,150), Animal Farm (36,690), The Hunger Games (36,678), Jane Eyre (36,386), The Lord of the Rings (34,618), Brave New World (34,369), New Moon (33,744), Angels & Demons (33,362), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,771), Life of Pi (32,096)

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 (6.92), 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 (5.85), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.85), The Best Awful (5.73), Wildlife (5.59), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.41), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.39), 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)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Robert J. Lang (12.46), Paul Jackson (7.39), Jane Wagner (5.72), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.21), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.89), 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 (4.61), Richard Williams (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Carla Emery (4.58), Adam Makos (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.57), Tom Tierney (4.57), Teresa Burrell (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Adam Tooze (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.56), Albert Seba (4.55), Wallace Stevens (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Aaron Becker (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.52), Gail Boushey (4.52), James C. Christensen (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Luigi Giorgio Barzini (0), Luigi Barzini (0), Rich Shapero (1.52), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.04), 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 (2.69), 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), Andrew Keen (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.74), Eliza Kennedy (2.76), 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), Noah Charney (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.82), Claude Izner (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (50.07), Marc Hempel (44.65), Henry James (44.34), Wilhelm Grimm (44.24), Gentry Lee (37.07), Paul Johnson (34.49), David Drake (30.46), Mark Victor Hansen (28.29), Edward FitzGerald (27.79), John L. Bull (26.86), Sam Kieth (25.69), Simone Beck (25.25), Steve White (23.16), Mike Allred (20), Richmond Lattimore (19.97), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.85), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.82), Skip Williams (18.72), Charles Vess (17.29), Kenneth Robeson (17.17), Lincoln Child (17.05), Richard Sapir (16.76), Albert Uderzo (15.8), David Ellis (15.52), Deborah Turner Harris (15.02), Yumi Tamura (13.93), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.43), Scott Dikkers (13.2), CLAMP (13.11), Jerry Pournelle (12.95), Nora Roberts (12.85), Saki Hiwatari (12.81), Neta Jackson (12.6), James Axler (12.57), Walter Ralston Martin (12.54), Margit Sandemo (12.53), Warren Murphy (12.47), Dave McKean (12.42), Mercedes Lackey (12.42), Chie Shinohara (12.41), Jack Cohen (12.3), Jill Thompson (11.99), Friedrich Engels (11.92), Don Pendleton (11.79), Rumiko Takahashi (11.53), Beverly Lewis (11.4), Bryan Talbot (11.35), Eiichiro Oda (11.28), Yoko Kamio (11.23), Gosho Aoyama (11.2), Roger Leloup (11.17), Various Artists (artist) (11.14), Sean Michael (11.14), Rob Kaplan (11.12), Naoki Urasawa (11.1), K. H. Scheer (11.02), Frank W. Abagnale (10.77), DVD (10.75), Kentaro Miura (10.69), Jack Kirby (10.64), Betty Neels (10.45), Carl Bernstein (10.39), Naoko Takeuchi (10.36), J. T. Edson (10.23), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.2), Christine Feehan (10.19), Stefan Wolf (10.18), Rick Veitch (10.1), Georgette Heyer (10.08), Mary Pope Osborne (10.04), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.94), Anne McCaffrey (9.93), Yuu Watase (9.91), Ken Akamatsu (9.88), Carolyn Keene (9.82), Lora Leigh (9.81), Piers Anthony (9.72), Akimine Kamijyo (9.65), Natsuki Takaya (9.62), Rex Stout (9.61), Daisy Meadows (9.61), John MacArthur (9.58), David Grene (9.57), Essie Summers (9.53), Terrance Dicks (9.5), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.43), John O'Brien (9.4), Francine Pascal (9.39), Fujisawa Tooru (9.38), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.34), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.33), Tite Kubo (9.31), Takeshi Konomi (9.3), Louis L'Amour (9.26), Kazuo Koike (9.23), BA Tortuga (9.2), Stephanie Laurens (9.19), Kazuya Minekura (9.18), Hisaya Nakajo (9.18), Diana Palmer (9.16)

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, Sarah Addison Allen, Sharon Lee, Lynn Viehl, 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 (532,039), Stephen King (402,850), Terry Pratchett (334,931), J. R. R. Tolkien (257,246), C. S. Lewis (241,334), Neil Gaiman (220,319), William Shakespeare (211,568), Nora Roberts (205,617), Agatha Christie (190,499), James Patterson (170,033), Jane Austen (165,640), Isaac Asimov (159,914), Stephenie Meyer (157,358), Charles Dickens (153,273), John Grisham (142,083), Dan Brown (132,428), Orson Scott Card (131,491), Anne McCaffrey (130,734), Janet Evanovich (129,687), Kurt Vonnegut (123,442), Anne Rice (119,441), Dean Koontz (119,430), Dr. Seuss (118,192), Douglas Adams (118,076), George Orwell (116,330), Roald Dahl (112,560), Robert A. Heinlein (112,481), John Steinbeck (111,461), Mercedes Lackey (110,185), Charlaine Harris (104,231), George R. R. Martin (103,218), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,075), Margaret Atwood (99,644), Mark Twain (98,731), Robert Jordan (97,466), Suzanne Collins (96,481), Michael Crichton (93,772), Ernest Hemingway (93,497), Piers Anthony (91,846), Lemony Snicket (91,555), Fyodor Dostoevsky (90,007), Haruki Murakami (88,486), Ray Bradbury (86,097), Philip Pullman (84,704), Mary Pope Osborne (83,925), Gabriel García Márquez (82,986), Jim Butcher (80,023), Bill Bryson (79,699), Philip K. Dick (78,451), David Eddings (78,333), Jodi Picoult (78,288), Tom Clancy (78,001), Ursula K. Le Guin (77,911), Patricia Cornwell (76,766), F. Scott Fitzgerald (75,715), Rick Riordan (75,063), Frank Herbert (74,210), J. D. Salinger (73,119), Arthur C. Clarke (72,804), Tamora Pierce (72,412), Anonymous (72,104), Arthur Conan Doyle (72,021), Neal Stephenson (71,502), Carolyn Keene (71,328), L. M. Montgomery (71,112), Alexander McCall Smith (69,059), Chuck Palahniuk (67,583), John Irving (67,238), Umberto Eco (67,013), Stieg Larsson (66,653), Madeleine L'Engle (66,625), Michael Connelly (66,611), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,561), Leo Tolstoy (63,641), Nicholas Sparks (63,383)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,899,663), non-fiction (2,010,920), fantasy (1,615,503), history (1,596,054), to-read (1,522,058), science fiction (1,158,941), mystery (1,016,968), read (782,159), biography (722,132), poetry (607,923), novel (598,239), romance (557,416), humor (530,289), literature (515,375), reference (476,316), philosophy (462,326), ebook (462,057), art (449,390), historical fiction (443,815), unread (429,785), science (427,250), religion (425,248), children's (392,606), short stories (381,116), own (349,982), picture book (345,446), series (338,513), 20th century (327,888), sf (307,612), young adult (296,791), horror (280,816), children (278,840), travel (275,987), paperback (275,479), comics (273,005), wwii (272,989), kindle (272,891), memoir (269,854), music (268,064), manga (267,208), politics (253,065), graphic novel (251,972), cookbook (240,811), animals (236,598), adventure (231,140), classic (229,164), classics (228,731), ya (228,649), hardcover (228,279), england (225,240), anthology (224,987), family (223,314), thriller (223,014), crime (219,498), theology (211,573), (211,108), psychology (209,978), 19th century (191,157), usa (190,461), historical (180,730), american (174,248), christianity (173,362), cooking (173,164), essays (171,677), vampires (170,935), math (170,851), wishlist (164,040), sff (160,583), drama (159,360), magic (157,004), english (154,552), roman (153,409), american history (148,183), photography (147,796), autobiography (147,170)

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), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,125), literary criticism and history (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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