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Vital Statistics

Members 2,027,875

Books cataloged 103,153,818

Tags added 124,921,650

Unique works held 9,574,777

Unique works total 16,732,586

Reviews 2,661,346

Works reviewed 940,742

Ratings 15,919,587

Member-contributed covers 4,596,984

Author pictures 92,376

Venue pictures 13,234

Groups 10,737

Talk topics 176,831

Talk messages 5,430,021

Talk touchstones 4,036,850

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 242,737

Member Giveaway books given out 720,913

Total free books given out 963,650

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (52,435 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), stansteiner (38,232 books), davidgn (36,671 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), Adolf_Ledesma (33,850 books), calum-iain (32,886 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,116 books), Nedrin (29,058 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,069 books), jenniebooks (27,445 books), geoffmangum (27,440 books), spicere (27,334 books, private), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), e-zReader (25,391 books), credo (24,003 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), EmScape (22,927 books), KigaliLibrary (22,826 books), hyades (22,190 books, private), diana.n.TBR (21,981 books, private), howie (21,941 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), JeanLittleLibrary (21,863 books), Leischen (21,721 books), ltcl (21,491 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), Harry_Vincent (21,151 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), mbarnes_logos (20,880 books), realonedet (20,811 books), firstfloor1 (20,498 books), arjaygee (20,480 books), gangleri (20,230 books), INorris (20,172 books), angelrose (19,968 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,445 books), steelprimate (19,363 books), sjcmce (19,269 books), Dureo (19,162 books), brs (19,150 books), alaskabookworm (19,150 books), tglovell (19,002 books), SalemAthenaeum (18,923 books), mvuijlst (18,793 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12278), BlueTysonSS (11366), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6639), Schmerguls (5325), wyvernfriend (5075), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4318), jon1lambert (3993), kitchengardenbooks (3800), bnielsen (3743), burnit99 (3730), vdb (3687), nwhyte (3520), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), AbigailAdams26 (3321), cowpeace (3285), ElizaJane (3268), antiquary (2898), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), shanaqui (2739), HeatherLINC (2680), Farella (2634), sstocks (2543), jbarr5 (2538), BeitHallel (2467), Renato (2438), Totarobookroom (2354), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2207), Budzul (2103), debnance (2077), Liekederckx (2064), Salsabrarian (2059), krau0098 (2050), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), nbmars (2021), BRCSBooks (2008), satyridae (2000), tjsjohanna (1991), lamotm (1945), LisaMaria_C (1897), mahallett (1890), herebedragons (1887), DinadansFriend (1887)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (160,374), gentlemania (78,181), calum-iain (71,308), MatthewCoomber (69,670), bertilak (56,414), gangleri (53,197), mfd101 (42,261), vahistoricalsociety (41,900), msrau (41,459), DromJohn (38,431), Voglioleggere (32,676), Wiszard (28,714), eromsted (28,472), Carolus (27,032), johninvienna (25,007), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,679), Adolf_Ledesma (22,617), fnkelley (22,497), phillipsny04 (20,546), dele2451 (15,254), hudview (15,249), idiosyncratic (15,116), PitcherBooks (14,928), sgfein (14,296), IPCCLibrary (12,498), freddybo1 (11,147), BeitHallel (11,147), Neuromancer (10,827), grbve (10,770), lolitaguy (10,752), lmdhs (10,735), rolandperkins (10,691), vpfluke (10,065), uath (9,962), JanWillemNoldus (9,958), Friendshaverford (9,736), HindeHouse (9,723), saraswati_library_mm (9,714), PeskyLibrary (9,712), jmacaulay (9,534), kijabi1 (9,533), AGClibrary (9,467), RobertDay (9,256), cirdan747 (9,230), fredem (9,150), nautilus_library (9,123), clpteensnewbooks (9,075), rfeldstein (9,021), Embarquer (8,907), Kjuhase (8,683)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,880,160), German (1,460,917), Japanese (635,116), Spanish (634,176), Italian (574,664), Dutch (475,693), Russian (423,105), Swedish (385,369), Greek (Ancient) (290,912), Latin (243,291), Portuguese (141,320), Danish (102,672), Norwegian (99,704), Chinese (98,568), Finnish (78,671), Hebrew (78,621), Polish (68,944), Czech (62,617), Arabic (59,474), Multiple languages (30,754), Catalan (29,674), Hungarian (28,747), Turkish (28,002), Icelandic (26,967), Greek (24,809)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,891 reviews), Twilight (2,001 reviews), The Book Thief (1,617 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,494 reviews), Catching Fire (1,489 reviews), Mockingjay (1,402 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,300 reviews), The Help (1,292 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,263 reviews), The Road (1,156 reviews), The Giver (1,122 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,112 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,106 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,090 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,089 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,057 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,042 reviews), Divergent (1,015 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,014 reviews), Gone Girl (1,007 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (988 reviews), The Graveyard Book (961 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (946 reviews), Breaking Dawn (926 reviews), New Moon (919 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (83,211), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (71,372), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (71,187), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (70,640), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (69,377), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (68,831), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (65,507), The Hobbit (56,493), The Da Vinci Code (53,534), 1984 (52,888), Pride and Prejudice (52,146), To Kill a Mockingbird (50,032), The Catcher in the Rye (49,735), The Great Gatsby (46,354), Twilight (43,449), The Kite Runner (39,087), The Hunger Games (38,217), Animal Farm (37,827), Jane Eyre (37,500), The Lord of the Rings (35,522), Brave New World (35,520), New Moon (34,416), Angels & Demons (34,142), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (33,582), The Fellowship of the Ring (33,075)

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) (4.87), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.83), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Complete Far Side (4.8), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.78), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.77), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.76), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.76), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.75), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete BBC Radio Series (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.81), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.74), William R. Trumble (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.65), Jennifer Block (4.63), Luigi Serafini (4.62), Harold Abelson (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Richard Williams (4.61), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.6), Steve Purcell (4.59), Ninya Mikhaila (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.57), Carla Emery (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.56), Jeff Brumbeau (4.56), June Hiatt (4.56), Ki Longfellow (4.56), Albert Seba (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), James C. Christensen (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), David Allen Sibley (4.53), Paul Kalanithi (4.53), Adam Makos (4.52), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Drew Daywalt (4.52), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51), Aaron Becker (4.51), Jane Sowerby (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), Brandon Stanton (4.51), Gail Boushey (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Heather Killough-Walden (0), Rich Shapero (1.54), Books LLC (1.83), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.05), Randy Davila (2.17), Christopher Ransom (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.38), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.54), Nancy Balbirer (2.55), Ellen Fein (2.57), Simon Cox (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.61), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.65), Anna Sam (2.66), John Milne (2.67), Simon (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Trudy Baker (2.73), Phoenix Desmond (2.73), Catherine Millet (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.75), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), Kevin Trudeau (2.78), James Bradley (2.78), The Goldman Family (2.78), Naomi Kramer (2.79), Steve Lookner (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Tawny Taylor (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Robert D. Stueart (2.8), Theresa Schwegel (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.81), Dell Shannon (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.82), Nostradamus (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (51.9), Wilhelm Grimm (46.87), Marc Hempel (45.91), Gentry Lee (38.82), David Ellis (30.31), Mark Victor Hansen (29.73), David Drake (29.54), John L. Bull (27.79), Sam Kieth (27.11), George R. Stewart (26.81), Simone Beck (26.19), Steve White (25.34), Jerry B. Jenkins (20.87), Mike Allred (20.62), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.46), Alexandre Dumas (19.44), Skip Williams (19.03), Lincoln Child (18.39), Richard Sapir (18.19), Kenneth Robeson (17.53), Albert Uderzo (17.34), Charles Vess (16.61), Paul Johnson (16.06), Deborah Turner Harris (15.53), Various Artists (15.28), Jerry Pournelle (14.69), Yumi Tamura (14.55), Henry James (14.23), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.96), Nora Roberts (13.8), Don Pendleton (13.63), Scott Dikkers (13.61), CLAMP (13.55), Warren Murphy (13.54), Chie Shinohara (13.5), James Axler (13.48), Neta Jackson (13.43), Margit Sandemo (13.32), Dave McKean (13.21), Saki Hiwatari (13.16), Walter Ralston Martin (13.15), Mercedes Lackey (13), Milo Manara (12.92), Jack Cohen (12.88), Eiichiro Oda (12.83), Friedrich Engels (12.55), Jill Thompson (12.33), Naoki Urasawa (12.14), K. H. Scheer (12.09), Rumiko Takahashi (12.04), Roger Leloup (12), Betty Neels (11.82), Richard J. Foster (11.81), Sean Michael (11.79), Bryan Talbot (11.79), Gosho Aoyama (11.67), Yoko Kamio (11.62), Rob Kaplan (11.55), Rick Veitch (11.46), Frank W. Abagnale (11.4), Naoko Takeuchi (11.38), Kentaro Miura (11.35), Jack Kirby (11.22), Daisy Meadows (11.15), Beverly Lewis (10.9), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.89), J. T. Edson (10.83), Mary Pope Osborne (10.79), Christine Feehan (10.77), Lora Leigh (10.69), Georgette Heyer (10.64), Carl Bernstein (10.64), Essie Summers (10.52), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.52), Carolyn Keene (10.45), Akimine Kamijyo (10.41), Yuu Watase (10.36), Stefan Wolf (10.33), Anne McCaffrey (10.33), Ken Akamatsu (10.25), Rex Stout (10.24), Gilbert Morris (10.24), John MacArthur (10.13), Piers Anthony (10.1), Natsuki Takaya (9.97), Francine Pascal (9.97), Louis L'Amour (9.96), Janette Oke (9.91), BA Tortuga (9.85), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.85), Tite Kubo (9.84), Fujisawa Tooru (9.83), Terrance Dicks (9.82), Franklin W. Dixon (9.77), Takeshi Konomi (9.76), Hisaya Nakajo (9.73), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.72), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.7), Diana Palmer (9.68), Soryo Fuyumi (9.65)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (550,311), Stephen King (424,340), Terry Pratchett (349,319), J. R. R. Tolkien (269,683), C. S. Lewis (253,045), Neil Gaiman (231,750), William Shakespeare (221,236), Nora Roberts (220,932), Agatha Christie (202,872), James Patterson (182,568), Jane Austen (172,021), Isaac Asimov (167,081), Stephenie Meyer (161,794), Charles Dickens (160,188), John Grisham (149,750), Orson Scott Card (137,187), Dan Brown (136,988), Janet Evanovich (136,742), Anne McCaffrey (136,054), Kurt Vonnegut (127,949), Dr. Seuss (126,627), Dean Koontz (126,507), Anne Rice (123,766), Douglas Adams (122,452), George Orwell (120,852), Roald Dahl (118,415), Robert A. Heinlein (116,426), John Steinbeck (116,362), Mercedes Lackey (115,368), George R. R. Martin (111,619), Charlaine Harris (109,992), Laurell K. Hamilton (104,968), Margaret Atwood (104,580), Mark Twain (103,875), Suzanne Collins (102,410), Robert Jordan (101,379), Michael Crichton (97,757), Ernest Hemingway (97,659), Lemony Snicket (96,515), Piers Anthony (95,525), Fyodor Dostoevsky (93,577), Haruki Murakami (93,184), Ray Bradbury (90,409), Mary Pope Osborne (90,216), Philip Pullman (87,515), Jim Butcher (86,042), Gabriel García Márquez (85,863), Bill Bryson (83,218), Rick Riordan (82,919), Tom Clancy (82,346), Philip K. Dick (82,117), Jodi Picoult (82,025), Patricia Cornwell (81,756), Ursula K. Le Guin (81,427), David Eddings (81,133), F. Scott Fitzgerald (79,058), Frank Herbert (77,055), Arthur Conan Doyle (76,695), Arthur C. Clarke (76,186), Carolyn Keene (75,808), Tamora Pierce (75,509), J. D. Salinger (75,437), Neal Stephenson (74,750), L. M. Montgomery (74,288), Alexander McCall Smith (72,791), Michael Connelly (71,774), Chuck Palahniuk (69,907), Stieg Larsson (69,792), Umberto Eco (69,673), Anonymous (69,585), John Irving (69,456), Madeleine L'Engle (69,424), Marion Zimmer Bradley (67,952), Nicholas Sparks (66,881), Leo Tolstoy (66,726)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,054,258), non-fiction (2,082,221), to-read (1,823,692), fantasy (1,664,336), history (1,656,197), science fiction (1,194,021), mystery (1,055,126), read (805,913), biography (751,007), poetry (627,576), novel (618,938), romance (580,536), humor (545,722), literature (533,003), ebook (501,341), reference (485,951), philosophy (474,362), art (467,256), historical fiction (463,930), science (443,668), religion (438,244), unread (435,605), children's (403,214), short stories (392,516), picture book (364,088), own (357,900), 20th century (354,266), series (351,867), sf (313,289), young adult (309,300), kindle (301,523), children (290,601), horror (290,401), wwii (287,907), paperback (285,010), comics (283,463), travel (282,664), music (280,976), memoir (280,119), manga (274,466), graphic novel (267,988), politics (262,335), animals (250,272), cookbook (247,583), adventure (242,111), ya (242,028), family (237,175), classics (235,211), hardcover (234,676), england (234,364), thriller (233,797), classic (233,265), anthology (231,664), crime (227,572), psychology (217,593), theology (217,570), (210,158), usa (198,277), 19th century (198,223), historical (185,215), american (179,926), christianity (179,023), essays (177,146), cooking (176,924), math (176,530), vampires (174,627), wishlist (172,264), drama (165,665), magic (162,824), english (159,686), roman (159,678), photography (157,617), american history (154,839), library (154,362), autobiography (152,621)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (36,830), 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (12,604), Mystery and detective stories (7,714), African-American Literature (7,439), Science Fiction and Fantasy (6,115), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (5,661), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,745), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,370), 20th Century American Literature (3,185), contemporary American fiction (3,099), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,052), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,202), criticism and interpretation (2,104), Literary Criticism and Theory (1,974), personal feelings and growth (1,889), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,788), picture book: intermediate (1,661), mother-daughter relationships (1,619), New Testament Commentaries (1,617), Cambridge University Press (1,605), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,493), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,402), 20th century American fiction (1,373), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,310), anthologies and collections (1,302), 19th Century American Literature (1,272), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,259), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,209), american religious history (1,201), Incarnations of Immortality (1,188), literary criticism and history (1,178), Christian historical fiction (1,089), Native American literature (1,085), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,054), 20th Century United States (1,053), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,027), National Book Award Finalist (1,024), Littérature française. XXe (1,022), organizational development (998), library and information science (988), Declaration of Independence (986), human-animal relationships (984), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (961), United States -- History -- Civil War (935), Penguin 20th-century Classics (922), Contemporary American Literature (911), young adult science fiction (905), children's historical fiction (892), Literatura infanto-juvenil (881)

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