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Vital Statistics

Members 2,373,410

Books cataloged 131,573,486

Tags added 149,262,133

Unique works held 12,520,579

Unique works total 22,207,463

Reviews 3,485,866

Works reviewed 1,256,775

Ratings 19,101,769

Member-contributed covers 5,935,148

Author pictures 119,794

Venue pictures 16,131

Groups 11,677

Talk topics 211,193

Talk messages 6,661,693

Talk touchstones 5,035,553

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 359,078

Member Giveaway books given out 1,036,039

Total free books given out 1,395,117

50 largest libraries (see more)

ebc_importer (313,854 books, private), mffowler (141,465 books), cctesttc1 (95,505 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,822 books), LibraryImporter (55,907 books), e-zReader (55,446 books), jonathan_rigby (53,728 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), Adolf_Ledesma (49,125 books), cesdemo (47,689 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), calum-iain (41,574 books), Yak_Litsy (41,164 books), safari45 (40,961 books), Pages_Aplenty (40,950 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), spicere (34,558 books, private), Oryphany (33,311 books), jenniebooks (32,616 books), Nedrin (32,605 books, private), Shadowdog513 (31,648 books), kel.wright (30,921 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), ltcl (30,016 books), geoffmangum (29,371 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), hyades (28,689 books, private), lyzard (28,590 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), Harry_Vincent (27,392 books), cordykitten (27,360 books, private), KigaliLibrary (26,857 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), SalemAthenaeum (25,895 books), JeanLittleLibrary (25,809 books), kday_working (25,739 books), wwittler77 (25,397 books), davidgn (25,319 books), sjcmce (24,883 books), arjaygee (24,735 books), alaskayo (24,386 books), realonedet (24,118 books), biblio99 (24,083 books), credo (24,052 books, private), cwc790411 (23,940 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), PC-jacoby (23,522 books), dwhodges01 (23,513 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (13243), BlueTysonSS (11366), ii (11325), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), kijabi1 (6994), Rosa.Mill (6760), MemorialSardoShoahDL (6610), wyvernfriend (5906), Schmerguls (5576), FundacionRosacruz (5272), jon1lambert (5212), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5140), AbigailAdams26 (5122), Sullywriter (5012), bnielsen (4881), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4864), GeniusJen (4538), jbarr5 (4532), SerenaYates (4509), occult (4420), ElizaJane (4217), cowpeace (4154), nwhyte (4131), jhawn (4097), TUCC (3890), kitchengardenbooks (3860), burnit99 (3774), vdb (3687), antiquary (3522), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3382), TLH7718 (3269), elisa.rolle (2894), Renato (2873), aulsmith (2871), krau0098 (2857), sstocks (2763), shanaqui (2739), nbmars (2734), GreeningAustralia (2712), bibliest (2667), Farella (2634), BookstoogeLT (2617), SteppLibrary (2593), JeanLittleLibrary (2584), comfypants (2480), BeitHallel (2467), JennyArch (2445)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (532,876), ii (512,042), ThomasKleinert (335,293), bluetyson (296,727), eromsted (239,334), gangleri (232,046), purpleprincess1311 (220,169), cesdemo (207,612), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (183,234), BookEndsIntl (176,478), Merryann (164,846), gentlemania (161,847), mfd101 (161,702), Pages_Aplenty (160,971), guyalice (148,314), AsYouKnow_Bob (129,683), MatthewCoomber (117,022), Nedrin (115,596), donkelly68 (113,134), clpteensnewbooks (112,052), msrau (111,517), BlueTysonSS (109,455), cwc790411 (108,924), vivir (104,138), cdcollection (103,673), PitcherBooks (102,916), thalia-moirai (95,397), TheoClarke (93,556), bioethics (89,402), e-zReader (88,464), skullduggery (88,202), Littlemissbashful (87,876), SilentInAWay (87,546), vahistoricalsociety (84,445), Carolus (82,402), wm3395 (81,965), spicere (81,875), Stitswerd (81,747), LunaSlashSea (80,761), librisissimo (80,284), jasbro (79,202), idiosyncratic (79,116), cmorr (78,044), cej1027 (77,125), SeriousGrace (76,608), robbiedeclercq (74,548), sagocreno (74,524), Smiler69 (73,168), wwittler77 (72,310)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,712,238), German (1,391,204), Spanish (590,370), Dutch (554,287), Italian (517,872), Swedish (292,444), Russian (246,509), Japanese (183,011), Latin (158,579), Portuguese (114,834), Finnish (92,252), Danish (90,855), Greek (Ancient) (89,330), Chinese (58,874), Hebrew (56,568), Norwegian (51,300), Polish (50,432), Arabic (45,171), Catalan (42,710), Czech (40,382), Hungarian (31,380), Norwegian (Bokmål) (24,442), Greek (22,898), Turkish (19,484), Multiple languages (18,065)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,146 reviews), Twilight (2,090 reviews), The Book Thief (1,828 reviews), Catching Fire (1,616 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,604 reviews), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1,562 reviews), Mockingjay (1,559 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,399 reviews), The Help (1,379 reviews), The Giver (1,345 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,297 reviews), Gone Girl (1,261 reviews), The Road (1,249 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,241 reviews), Divergent (1,232 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,189 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,186 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,179 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,150 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,150 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,085 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,084 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,080 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,080 reviews), The Lightning Thief (1,030 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (97,483), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (81,985), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (80,728), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (79,804), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (78,051), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (77,669), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (74,201), The Hobbit (68,309), 1984 (60,544), Pride and Prejudice (59,708), The Da Vinci Code (58,558), To Kill a Mockingbird (58,465), The Catcher in the Rye (55,684), The Great Gatsby (53,517), Twilight (47,402), The Hunger Games (45,639), Jane Eyre (43,734), The Kite Runner (43,287), Animal Farm (42,919), Brave New World (40,460), The Lord of the Rings (39,671), The Fellowship of the Ring (38,367), Fahrenheit 451 (38,245), New Moon (37,704), Angels & Demons (37,685)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd (4.96), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (4.89), 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 Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya) (4.85), Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking (4.84), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.84), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.83), Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament (4.82), The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [2 volume set] (4.82), Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (4.8), Oeuvres complètes, tome 1 (4.8), Toda Mafalda (4.8), 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), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Digger: The Complete Omnibus Edition (4.79), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.77), Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume 2: 1982-1984 (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.76), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.76), The Complete Far Side (4.76)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.83), Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.76), William R. Trumble (4.71), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.71), Baha'u'llah (4.7), Sharon Miller (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.68), Simon Langton (4.66), William M. Gaines (4.65), John J. Palmer (4.65), Frank H. Netter (4.63), Jonathan B. Parshall (4.63), William T. Cavanaugh (4.63), Richard Williams (4.62), Jennifer Block (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Karl Elliger (4.61), Ignatius Press (4.61), Harold Abelson (4.61), (4.6), Bryan Stevenson (4.6), Pete Souza (4.6), Rachel Ignotofsky (4.59), Elizabeth Acevedo (4.59), George Frideric Handel (4.59), Jenn Dlugos (4.58), Ijeoma Oluo (4.58), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Jennie Bishop (4.57), Colette Wolff (4.57), Michael Greger (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Luigi Serafini (4.56), Ollie Johnston (4.56), Westminster Assembly (4.56), Drew Daywalt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Avraham Azrieli (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Jeff Brumbeau (4.55), Angela Ackerman (4.55), Menena Cottin (4.54), Don Rosa (4.54), James Jean (4.53), Deborah Chandler (4.53), Catherine D. Hughes (4.53), Lindsay Mattick (4.53)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.72), Randy Davila (2.17), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.2), Christopher Ransom (2.23), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.42), Rebecca Campbell (2.44), Rebecca Wolff (2.51), Hannah Tennant-Moore (2.52), Sue Lange (2.55), John B. Olson (2.55), Simon Cox (2.59), Nancy Balbirer (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Michael Gerber (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Janet Groth (2.62), Alexander Campion (2.63), O. J. Simpson (2.64), Arabella Weir (2.66), Joanne Dahme (2.67), Emma Tennant (2.67), Catherine Millet (2.67), Adèle Lang (2.68), Trudy Baker (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Simon (2.7), Douglas Monroe (2.71), Anna Sam (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.74), John Milne (2.75), Billy Corgan (2.75), Eden Cole (2.76), Ellen Fein (2.76), Tara Bray Smith (2.76), Charlotte Roche (2.78), Cook Coleridge (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Robin Kirman (2.78), Phoenix Desmond (2.78), Matthew Klam (2.79), Tracy Quan (2.79), Jennifer Vandever (2.79), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Andrew Keen (2.8), Johanna Skibsrud (2.8)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (640,176), Stephen King (502,557), Terry Pratchett (397,841), J. R. R. Tolkien (314,296), C. S. Lewis (305,447), Neil Gaiman (274,116), Nora Roberts (269,057), William Shakespeare (266,895), Agatha Christie (243,253), James Patterson (236,343), Jane Austen (199,389), Charles Dickens (192,551), Isaac Asimov (190,494), Stephenie Meyer (181,163), John Grisham (179,701), Dr. Seuss (168,973), Janet Evanovich (159,112), Dan Brown (155,996), Orson Scott Card (154,287), Anne McCaffrey (151,902), Dean Koontz (149,755), Roald Dahl (146,804), Kurt Vonnegut (143,528), George Orwell (139,959), George R. R. Martin (139,117), Anne Rice (138,887), Douglas Adams (137,467), John Steinbeck (134,683), Mary Pope Osborne (133,532), Mercedes Lackey (129,342), Robert A. Heinlein (129,182), Charlaine Harris (127,056), Margaret Atwood (124,929), Mark Twain (124,812), Suzanne Collins (124,157), Rick Riordan (121,513), Lemony Snicket (119,925), Laurell K. Hamilton (116,289), Robert Jordan (115,846), Ernest Hemingway (113,820), Michael Crichton (112,660), Haruki Murakami (110,173), Fyodor Dostoevsky (109,384), Piers Anthony (106,726), Ray Bradbury (106,164), Jim Butcher (102,277), Philip Pullman (100,878), Ursula K. Le Guin (98,121), Gabriel García Márquez (97,944), Carolyn Keene (96,992), Jodi Picoult (96,158), Philip K. Dick (96,042), Bill Bryson (95,445), Arthur Conan Doyle (95,407), Patricia Cornwell (93,574), F. Scott Fitzgerald (92,228), David Eddings (91,000), L. M. Montgomery (90,144), Michael Connelly (90,073), Tamora Pierce (87,293), Arthur C. Clarke (87,000), Frank Herbert (86,789), Tom Clancy (86,776), Alexander McCall Smith (85,862), Neal Stephenson (84,166), J. D. Salinger (83,944), Madeleine L'Engle (83,117), Clive Cussler (83,087), R. L. Stine (82,809), Nicholas Sparks (82,294), Laura Ingalls Wilder (80,100), Umberto Eco (79,751), Leo Tolstoy (79,086), Stieg Larson (78,730), Beverly Cleary (78,462)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,718,380), to-read (3,628,805), non-fiction (2,448,053), fantasy (1,922,061), history (1,907,376), science fiction (1,374,508), mystery (1,246,496), read (917,262), biography (881,424), poetry (716,895), romance (710,679), novel (698,440), ebook (689,179), humor (615,183), literature (603,406), historical fiction (572,780), art (538,376), philosophy (538,015), reference (530,120), science (518,541), religion (491,799), unread (481,412), kindle (479,652), children's (467,955), picture book (458,776), short stories (448,115), series (436,304), own (409,056), young adult (387,707), 20th century (385,414), wwii (346,114), sf (345,814), horror (339,293), comics (335,411), children (334,511), music (333,487), memoir (329,908), manga (320,308), travel (313,020), paperback (311,835), animals (310,491), politics (303,834), family (296,754), adventure (296,048), thriller (285,666), ya (282,342), cookbook (280,719), classics (278,944), england (271,182), hardcover (268,493), crime (267,208), graphic novel (262,953), anthology (258,943), classic (256,504), psychology (249,363), theology (245,685), usa (235,808), 19th century (224,953), historical (218,950), (206,332), essays (202,973), christianity (201,267), math (199,774), library (199,409), american (199,015), cooking (198,957), drama (193,917), magic (191,754), vampires (190,394), wishlist (190,118), english (189,444), american history (185,015), roman (184,777), photography (184,264), american literature (178,580)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (34,043), 1001 books you must read before you die (18,506), Mystery and detective stories (9,624), African American Literature (8,440), 20th Century American Literature (4,207), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,897), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,796), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,648), contemporary American fiction (3,570), Detective and mystery fiction (3,139), Nobel Prize for Literature (2,521), criticism and interpretation (2,405), 20th Century British Literature (2,142), personal feelings and growth (1,919), Atlantian Reference Library (1,904), mother-daughter relationships (1,889), 21st C. American Literature (1,718), Cambridge University Press (1,689), 19th Century British Literature (1,674), picture book: intermediate (1,653), anthologies and collections (1,552), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,529), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,528), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,475), Christian historical fiction (1,446), 20th century American fiction (1,431), Bible -- Study and teaching (1,412), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,381), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,361), american religious history (1,339), 19th Century American Literature (1,329), literary history and criticism (1,329), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,325), human-animal relationships (1,313), Native American literature (1,299), National Book Award Finalist (1,227), 19th Century English Literature (1,213), Declaration of Independence (1,210), Incarnations of Immortality (1,210), young adult science fiction (1,208), organizational development (1,208), 20th Century American History (1,205), Contemporary American Literature (1,198), library and information science (1,171), 20th Century United States (1,171), Littérature française. XXe (1,170), Literatura infanto-juvenil (1,138), 19th Century French Literature (1,107), Anthologies (Multiple Authors) (1,087), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,072)

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