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Vital Statistics

Members 2,069,621

Books cataloged 106,786,743

Tags added 129,129,994

Unique works held 9,980,543

Unique works total 17,466,319

Reviews 2,800,151

Works reviewed 979,515

Ratings 16,562,233

Member-contributed covers 4,761,824

Author pictures 95,332

Venue pictures 13,495

Groups 10,878

Talk topics 180,179

Talk messages 5,595,401

Talk touchstones 4,174,548

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 257,070

Member Giveaway books given out 777,609

Total free books given out 1,034,679

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), jonathan_rigby (52,915 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), stansteiner (38,232 books), Adolf_Ledesma (37,516 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (33,686 books), e-zReader (30,581 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), Nedrin (29,636 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,370 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), jenniebooks (28,855 books), spicere (28,432 books, private), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,096 books), geoffmangum (27,699 books), scrow72 (26,703 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), EadieB (25,487 books), credo (24,003 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), hyades (23,484 books, private), KigaliLibrary (23,102 books), ltcl (22,951 books), EmScape (22,937 books), JeanLittleLibrary (22,587 books), Harry_Vincent (22,300 books), howie (22,047 books), realonedet (21,978 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), diana.n.TBR (21,846 books, private), Leischen (21,727 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), mbarnes_logos (20,876 books), sjcmce (20,484 books), arjaygee (20,480 books), gangleri (20,230 books), INorris (20,172 books), SalemAthenaeum (20,062 books), angelrose (19,968 books), brs (19,806 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,637 books), steelprimate (19,384 books), Crypto-Willobie (19,262 books), tglovell (19,191 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12428), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6656), Schmerguls (5364), wyvernfriend (5204), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5173), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4445), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4064), bnielsen (3912), kitchengardenbooks (3818), burnit99 (3750), vdb (3687), nwhyte (3585), ElizaJane (3460), AbigailAdams26 (3457), cowpeace (3455), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (2957), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), jbarr5 (2760), shanaqui (2739), sstocks (2728), Farella (2634), Renato (2493), BeitHallel (2467), Totarobookroom (2354), antimuzak (2207), krau0098 (2144), nbmars (2144), Salsabrarian (2135), debnance (2118), Budzul (2103), Liekederckx (2072), HB-Library (2071), tjsjohanna (2063), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2008), satyridae (2000), lamotm (1991), DinadansFriend (1985), comfypants (1953), DarkFaerieTales (1943)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (163,219), gentlemania (78,565), calum-iain (74,260), MatthewCoomber (69,672), bertilak (61,555), gangleri (53,200), mfd101 (45,462), vahistoricalsociety (41,907), msrau (41,461), DromJohn (38,454), Voglioleggere (32,869), Wiszard (32,275), eromsted (31,330), fnkelley (27,553), Carolus (27,074), johninvienna (25,559), Adolf_Ledesma (25,268), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,687), phillipsny04 (20,546), dele2451 (15,929), PitcherBooks (15,916), hudview (15,746), idiosyncratic (15,383), sgfein (14,353), lolitaguy (12,935), IPCCLibrary (12,864), freddybo1 (11,149), BeitHallel (11,147), rolandperkins (10,937), lmdhs (10,926), Friendshaverford (10,903), Neuromancer (10,831), grbve (10,773), vpfluke (10,278), JanWillemNoldus (10,100), PeskyLibrary (10,077), uath (10,009), CSUTheatreDance (10,005), saraswati_library_mm (9,800), RobertDay (9,794), HindeHouse (9,723), kijabi1 (9,554), jmacaulay (9,536), AGClibrary (9,530), nautilus_library (9,362), Embarquer (9,277), fredem (9,232), cirdan747 (9,230), clpteensnewbooks (9,083), rfeldstein (9,043)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,747,034), German (1,386,351), Spanish (633,376), Italian (548,819), Dutch (477,295), Japanese (472,617), Russian (365,952), Swedish (338,081), Latin (210,504), Greek (Ancient) (180,536), Portuguese (138,259), Danish (91,400), Norwegian (82,881), Finnish (80,962), Chinese (79,502), Hebrew (71,280), Czech (62,766), Polish (60,664), Arabic (54,031), Catalan (30,749), Hungarian (29,284), Icelandic (25,109), Multiple languages (24,933), Turkish (23,586), Norwegian (Bokmål) (21,895)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,951 reviews), Twilight (2,015 reviews), The Book Thief (1,673 reviews), The Giver (1,521 reviews), Catching Fire (1,518 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,503 reviews), Mockingjay (1,445 reviews), The Help (1,322 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,320 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,305 reviews), The Road (1,172 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,135 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,127 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,125 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,118 reviews), Divergent (1,086 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,081 reviews), Gone Girl (1,071 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,057 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,048 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,014 reviews), The Graveyard Book (989 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (976 reviews), Breaking Dawn (940 reviews), New Moon (933 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (84,860), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (72,557), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (72,274), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (71,776), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (70,484), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (69,910), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (66,620), The Hobbit (57,613), The Da Vinci Code (54,287), 1984 (53,722), Pride and Prejudice (53,154), To Kill a Mockingbird (51,234), The Catcher in the Rye (50,504), The Great Gatsby (47,295), Twilight (43,987), The Kite Runner (39,643), The Hunger Games (39,010), Animal Farm (38,579), Jane Eyre (38,266), The Lord of the Rings (36,108), Brave New World (36,101), New Moon (34,882), Angels & Demons (34,688), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (34,048), The Fellowship of the Ring (33,738)

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), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.81), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.79), Toda Mafalda (4.79), The Complete Far Side (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.77), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.76), Hiroshige, 100 Views of Edo (4.76), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.76)

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), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), William R. Trumble (4.66), Karl Elliger (4.65), Luigi Serafini (4.63), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Richard Williams (4.61), Don Rosa (4.6), George Frideric Handel (4.6), Steve Purcell (4.59), Tom Tierney (4.59), June Hiatt (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Carla Emery (4.56), Matthew Desmond (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Michael Whelan (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Albert Seba (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Peter Menzel (4.54), Ki Longfellow (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Drew Daywalt (4.53), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), Bryan Stevenson (4.52), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.52), David Allen Sibley (4.52), Alexander Roberts (4.52), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Jeff Brumbeau (4.52), Jim Pojar (4.51), Menena Cottin (4.51), Robert Bringhurst (4.51), Brandon Stanton (4.51), The Lockman Foundation (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.63), Books LLC (1.83), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.12), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Hal Lindsey (2.41), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), Michael Gerber (2.52), John B. Olson (2.55), Nancy Balbirer (2.57), Simon Cox (2.59), Emma Tennant (2.6), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Anna Sam (2.66), Ellen Fein (2.67), John Milne (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), The Goldman Family (2.71), Andrew Keen (2.71), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Simon (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Phoenix Desmond (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.76), Steve Lookner (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), Eden Cole (2.78), James Bradley (2.79), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Theresa Schwegel (2.8), Naomi Kramer (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.81), Nostradamus (2.82), Kevin Trudeau (2.82), Xaviera Hollander (2.82), Dell Shannon (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (52.48), Wilhelm Grimm (48.35), Marc Hempel (45.78), Gentry Lee (39.29), John White (34.45), David Ellis (33.23), Mark Victor Hansen (30.72), David Drake (29.78), John L. Bull (28.3), Sam Kieth (27.64), George R. Stewart (27.43), Simone Beck (26.72), Steve White (25.69), Jerry B. Jenkins (21.38), Mike Allred (21.09), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.47), Skip Williams (19.2), Lincoln Child (19.02), Richard Sapir (18.61), Tasha Tudor (18.17), Albert Uderzo (17.95), Kenneth Robeson (17.95), Charles Vess (16.95), Alexandre Dumas (16.32), Deborah Turner Harris (15.53), Jack Du Brul (15.35), Paul Johnson (15.19), Jerry Pournelle (14.84), Yumi Tamura (14.72), Don Pendleton (14.49), Nora Roberts (14.19), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (14.06), Warren Murphy (13.86), CLAMP (13.84), Neta Jackson (13.79), Scott Dikkers (13.75), Chie Shinohara (13.62), James Axler (13.56), Margit Sandemo (13.5), Walter Ralston Martin (13.43), Dave McKean (13.38), Mercedes Lackey (13.19), Eiichiro Oda (13.18), Milo Manara (13.07), Jack Cohen (13.04), Various Artists (12.95), Saki Hiwatari (12.93), Friedrich Engels (12.85), Henry James (12.72), Naoki Urasawa (12.6), K. H. Scheer (12.59), Roger Leloup (12.55), Jill Thompson (12.55), Richard J. Foster (12.54), Rumiko Takahashi (12.44), Kentaro Miura (12.19), Sean Michael (12.11), Betty Neels (12.08), Bryan Talbot (12.01), Daisy Meadows (11.89), Rob Kaplan (11.83), Yoko Kamio (11.8), Gosho Aoyama (11.77), Frank W. Abagnale (11.68), Naoko Takeuchi (11.63), Jack Kirby (11.51), Mary Pope Osborne (11.38), Jayne Ann Krentz (11.02), Christine Feehan (11.01), Lora Leigh (10.96), J. T. Edson (10.87), Carl Bernstein (10.84), Georgette Heyer (10.81), Carolyn Keene (10.77), Beverly Lewis (10.7), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.7), Essie Summers (10.66), Akimine Kamijyo (10.65), Yuu Watase (10.64), Louis L'Amour (10.57), Gilbert Morris (10.49), Anne McCaffrey (10.47), Ken Akamatsu (10.46), Stefan Wolf (10.39), Rex Stout (10.35), Natsuki Takaya (10.22), Francine Pascal (10.2), Piers Anthony (10.16), Fujisawa Tooru (10.15), Franklin W. Dixon (10.14), BA Tortuga (10.12), Janette Oke (10.1), Tite Kubo (10.06), Terrance Dicks (10.05), AA.VV. (10.03), Stephanie Laurens (9.97), Rick Veitch (9.97), Hisaya Nakajo (9.95), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.88), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.88)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (561,006), Stephen King (436,512), Terry Pratchett (355,618), J. R. R. Tolkien (275,777), C. S. Lewis (259,707), Neil Gaiman (237,473), William Shakespeare (227,315), Nora Roberts (227,103), Agatha Christie (208,054), James Patterson (189,959), Jane Austen (175,735), Isaac Asimov (169,660), Stephenie Meyer (165,641), Charles Dickens (164,744), John Grisham (153,754), Janet Evanovich (140,084), Dan Brown (139,638), Orson Scott Card (139,369), Anne McCaffrey (137,934), Dr. Seuss (131,622), Dean Koontz (130,461), Kurt Vonnegut (130,179), Anne Rice (126,041), Douglas Adams (124,218), George Orwell (123,155), Roald Dahl (121,826), John Steinbeck (118,581), Robert A. Heinlein (117,499), Mercedes Lackey (117,088), George R. R. Martin (115,497), Charlaine Harris (112,385), Margaret Atwood (106,972), Laurell K. Hamilton (106,411), Mark Twain (106,138), Suzanne Collins (105,587), Robert Jordan (103,281), Ernest Hemingway (99,926), Michael Crichton (99,790), Lemony Snicket (99,223), Piers Anthony (96,072), Fyodor Dostoevsky (95,332), Haruki Murakami (95,179), Mary Pope Osborne (94,476), Ray Bradbury (92,517), Philip Pullman (88,826), Jim Butcher (87,967), Rick Riordan (87,751), Gabriel García Márquez (87,530), Bill Bryson (85,021), Philip K. Dick (83,778), Jodi Picoult (83,481), Patricia Cornwell (83,431), Ursula K. Le Guin (83,394), Tom Clancy (82,528), David Eddings (82,439), F. Scott Fitzgerald (80,687), Arthur Conan Doyle (79,153), Frank Herbert (78,426), Carolyn Keene (78,162), Arthur C. Clarke (77,265), Tamora Pierce (76,773), J. D. Salinger (76,544), L. M. Montgomery (76,248), Neal Stephenson (75,982), Alexander McCall Smith (74,394), Michael Connelly (74,187), Umberto Eco (71,147), Chuck Palahniuk (71,020), Stieg Larsson (70,892), Madeleine L'Engle (70,706), John Irving (70,472), Nicholas Sparks (69,041), Marion Zimmer Bradley (68,720), Leo Tolstoy (68,342), Clive Cussler (67,747)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,202,034), to-read (2,226,174), non-fiction (2,158,356), fantasy (1,729,931), history (1,705,092), science fiction (1,234,362), mystery (1,110,981), read (827,154), biography (778,425), poetry (642,935), novel (635,268), romance (613,119), humor (567,804), ebook (556,503), literature (547,537), historical fiction (495,661), reference (495,404), philosophy (486,165), art (479,808), science (457,450), religion (450,879), unread (447,419), children's (414,515), short stories (404,591), picture book (386,472), series (383,194), own (376,986), 20th century (364,451), kindle (353,190), young adult (336,230), sf (319,585), horror (303,277), children (300,971), wwii (300,503), comics (293,874), memoir (291,377), music (291,041), paperback (289,507), manga (287,417), travel (286,370), politics (270,129), animals (262,629), adventure (255,425), cookbook (254,888), ya (254,691), family (251,984), thriller (246,935), classics (244,934), england (244,324), classic (241,473), hardcover (239,172), anthology (238,169), crime (236,244), graphic novel (228,075), psychology (224,298), theology (223,416), (209,003), usa (206,051), 19th century (203,518), historical (193,905), christianity (184,124), american (184,035), essays (181,841), vampires (181,361), cooking (181,128), math (180,550), wishlist (173,465), magic (170,556), drama (170,503), library (169,827), roman (164,130), english (163,559), photography (162,652), american history (160,854), autobiography (157,757)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,967), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,300), Mystery and detective stories (7,912), Science Fiction and Fantasy (7,819), African-American Literature (7,606), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,441), 20th Century American Literature (3,263), contemporary American fiction (3,172), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,159), biography/autobiography/memoir (2,854), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,229), criticism and interpretation (2,191), Literary Criticism and Theory (1,995), personal feelings and growth (1,889), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,798), mother-daughter relationships (1,709), picture book: intermediate (1,661), Cambridge University Press (1,607), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,531), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,442), 20th century American fiction (1,385), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,346), anthologies and collections (1,327), literary criticism and history (1,314), Christian historical fiction (1,309), 19th Century American Literature (1,279), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,263), american religious history (1,224), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,223), Incarnations of Immortality (1,190), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,134), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,116), Native American literature (1,106), human-animal relationships (1,071), 20th Century United States (1,063), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,061), National Book Award Finalist (1,046), Littérature française. XXe (1,036), library and information science (1,032), Declaration of Independence (1,023), organizational development (1,010), Penguin 20th-century Classics (968), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (962), young adult science fiction (922), Contemporary American Literature (912), children's historical fiction (904), Literatura infanto-juvenil (893), Anthologies (multiple authors) (884), father-daughter relationship (865)

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