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Vital Statistics

Members 2,339,606

Books cataloged 128,930,303

Tags added 146,027,394

Unique works held 12,292,858

Unique works total 21,789,136

Reviews 3,399,907

Works reviewed 1,207,289

Ratings 18,763,320

Member-contributed covers 5,793,419

Author pictures 116,690

Venue pictures 15,982

Groups 11,531

Talk topics 206,735

Talk messages 6,545,862

Talk touchstones 4,930,169

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 340,848

Member Giveaway books given out 1,009,799

Total free books given out 1,350,647

50 largest libraries (see more)

ebc_importer (313,854 books, private), cctesttc1 (95,505 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,801 books), LibraryImporter (55,907 books), jonathan_rigby (53,728 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), e-zReader (51,958 books), Adolf_Ledesma (48,625 books), cesdemo (47,689 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), Yak_Litsy (41,164 books), safari45 (40,961 books), calum-iain (40,887 books), Pages_Aplenty (39,518 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), spicere (33,970 books, private), jenniebooks (32,538 books), Oryphany (32,504 books), Nedrin (32,250 books, private), Shadowdog513 (31,648 books), kel.wright (30,921 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), ltcl (29,955 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), geoffmangum (28,833 books), lyzard (28,538 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), hyades (28,056 books, private), Harry_Vincent (26,662 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), cordykitten (26,500 books, private), JeanLittleLibrary (26,236 books), SalemAthenaeum (25,686 books), kday_working (25,574 books), davidgn (25,292 books), arjaygee (24,689 books), sjcmce (24,575 books), realonedet (24,118 books), credo (24,052 books, private), alaskayo (23,716 books), KigaliLibrary (23,672 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), dwhodges01 (23,513 books), Jullievg (23,482 books), PC-jacoby (23,162 books), upancholi (23,062 books), EmScape (23,061 books), wm3395 (23,001 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (13064), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), kijabi1 (6934), Rosa.Mill (6760), wyvernfriend (5821), Schmerguls (5551), MemorialSardoShoahDL (5230), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5140), Sullywriter (5012), jon1lambert (4946), AbigailAdams26 (4867), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4864), bnielsen (4803), FundacionRosacruz (4640), GeniusJen (4538), SerenaYates (4509), occult (4420), jbarr5 (4379), ElizaJane (4217), jhawn (4097), nwhyte (4073), cowpeace (4042), TUCC (3890), kitchengardenbooks (3852), burnit99 (3774), vdb (3687), antiquary (3510), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3382), TLH7718 (3269), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), Renato (2808), sstocks (2763), krau0098 (2755), shanaqui (2739), nbmars (2688), Farella (2634), bibliest (2618), SteppLibrary (2596), BookstoogeLT (2561), JeanLittleLibrary (2493), BeitHallel (2467), comfypants (2414), Salsabrarian (2403), DinadansFriend (2384), tjsjohanna (2382)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (507,409), ThomasKleinert (332,760), bluetyson (296,717), eromsted (238,447), gangleri (232,085), purpleprincess1311 (220,169), cesdemo (207,908), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (182,444), Merryann (165,591), BookEndsIntl (164,261), gentlemania (161,216), Pages_Aplenty (149,839), mfd101 (148,679), guyalice (146,550), librisissimo (144,025), AsYouKnow_Bob (128,964), MatthewCoomber (117,057), Nedrin (113,976), clpteensnewbooks (112,254), msrau (111,561), BlueTysonSS (109,460), cwc790411 (101,246), cdcollection (100,110), donkelly68 (99,523), PitcherBooks (99,083), vivir (97,644), TheoClarke (93,969), bioethics (89,403), SilentInAWay (88,710), skullduggery (86,209), Littlemissbashful (86,152), vahistoricalsociety (84,608), wm3395 (82,440), Carolus (82,411), Stitswerd (81,671), thalia-moirai (80,644), spicere (79,913), cmorr (78,223), jasbro (77,980), LunaSlashSea (77,775), saraswati_library_mm (76,260), e-zReader (75,549), idiosyncratic (74,998), robbiedeclercq (74,590), SeriousGrace (74,365), cej1027 (72,433), cnrenner (69,936), Smiler69 (69,869), Neuromancer (68,540)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,681,563), German (1,373,860), Spanish (572,756), Dutch (542,737), Italian (493,622), Swedish (293,667), Russian (244,609), Japanese (188,757), Latin (163,414), Portuguese (111,840), Danish (90,949), Finnish (90,700), Greek (Ancient) (89,873), Chinese (58,394), Hebrew (56,782), Polish (52,323), Norwegian (51,610), Arabic (45,339), Czech (41,725), Catalan (40,888), Hungarian (31,251), Norwegian (Bokmål) (24,182), Greek (21,468), Turkish (20,527), Multiple languages (17,581)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,109 reviews), Twilight (2,078 reviews), The Book Thief (1,810 reviews), Catching Fire (1,606 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,575 reviews), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1,554 reviews), Mockingjay (1,550 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,389 reviews), The Help (1,374 reviews), The Giver (1,330 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,277 reviews), The Road (1,243 reviews), Gone Girl (1,240 reviews), Divergent (1,221 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,205 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,180 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,176 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,159 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,150 reviews), Kite Runner (1,143 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,080 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,074 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,074 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,072 reviews), The Lightning Thief (1,010 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (95,561), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (80,625), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (79,435), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (78,697), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (76,984), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (76,492), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (73,081), The Hobbit (67,037), 1984 (59,502), Pride and Prejudice (58,735), The Da Vinci Code (57,938), To Kill a Mockingbird (57,415), The Catcher in the Rye (54,857), The Great Gatsby (52,633), Twilight (46,897), The Hunger Games (44,631), Jane Eyre (42,889), Kite Runner (42,783), Animal Farm (42,253), Brave New World (39,760), The Lord of the Rings (39,403), The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (37,605), Fahrenheit 451 (37,445), Angels & Demons (37,370), New Moon (37,317)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlocked (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), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [2 volume set] (4.82), Oeuvres complètes, tome 1 (4.82), Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (4.8), Toda Mafalda (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), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume 2: 1982-1984 (4.78), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.77), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set (4.77), The Annotated Persuasion (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (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), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Sharon Miller (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.69), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.68), Simon Langton (4.65), William M. Gaines (4.65), Frank H. Netter (4.65), John J. Palmer (4.65), Pete Souza (4.65), Karl Elliger (4.64), Jonathan B. Parshall (4.63), Ignatius Press (4.63), William T. Cavanaugh (4.63), Richard Williams (4.62), Jennifer Block (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bryan Stevenson (4.6), Rachel Ignotofsky (4.6), George Frideric Handel (4.58), Jenn Dlugos (4.58), Jeff Brumbeau (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Colette Wolff (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Avraham Azrieli (4.56), Jennie Bishop (4.56), Westminster Assembly (4.56), Luigi Serafini (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Michael Greger (4.55), Drew Daywalt (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Nabeel Qureshi (4.54), Catherine D. Hughes (4.54), Menena Cottin (4.54), Don Rosa (4.54), Carla Emery (4.54), Lindsay Mattick (4.53), Deborah Chandler (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Anna Botsford Comstock (4.53)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.73), Randy Davila (2.15), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.21), Christopher Ransom (2.24), Hal Lindsey (2.38), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Rebecca Campbell (2.44), Hannah Tennant-Moore (2.49), Rebecca Wolff (2.51), John B. Olson (2.54), Sue Lange (2.55), Simon Cox (2.59), Nancy Balbirer (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Michael Gerber (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), O. J. Simpson (2.64), Alexander Campion (2.65), Emma Tennant (2.66), Arabella Weir (2.66), Joanne Dahme (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.67), Catherine Millet (2.68), Janet Groth (2.68), Adèle Lang (2.68), Trudy Baker (2.68), Simon (2.7), Douglas Monroe (2.71), John Milne (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Ellen Fein (2.75), Billy Corgan (2.75), Eden Cole (2.76), Tara Bray Smith (2.76), Robin Kirman (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Charlotte Roche (2.78), Matthew Klam (2.78), Phoenix Desmond (2.78), Cook Coleridge (2.78), Michael Drosnin (2.79), Tracy Quan (2.79), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.8), Andrew Keen (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Johanna Skibsrud (2.8), Jill Price (2.8), Anna Sam (2.81)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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, Diane Duane, Naomi Novik, Joe Hill, Ann Brashares, Jennifer Weiner, James Rollins, James Dashner, Nancy Holder, Elizabeth Bear, Lisa See, Katie MacAlister, Andrew Gross, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Chaon, Susan Mallery, Manon Smits, Melissa Marr, Janny Wurts, Tite Kubo, Jo Beverley, Sharon Kay Penman, Angela Elwell Hunt, Joan Holub, Alan M. Clark, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Randy Alcorn, Susan Wittig Albert, Susan Wiggs, Adriana Trigiani, Alan Furst, Sarah Addison Allen, Alma Flor Ada, Edward R. Tufte, Sharon Lee, N. K. Jemisin, Deborah Harkness, Sherryl Woods, Matthew Pearl — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (632,341), Stephen King (492,798), Terry Pratchett (392,153), J. R. R. Tolkien (309,563), C. S. Lewis (300,358), Neil Gaiman (269,668), Nora Roberts (265,226), William Shakespeare (262,106), Agatha Christie (238,331), James Patterson (232,152), Jane Austen (197,028), Charles Dickens (189,243), Isaac Asimov (187,968), Stephenie Meyer (179,294), John Grisham (176,725), Dr. Seuss (165,238), Janet Evanovich (157,436), Dan Brown (154,055), Orson Scott Card (152,566), Anne McCaffrey (150,567), Dean Koontz (147,681), Roald Dahl (144,139), Kurt Vonnegut (141,775), George Orwell (137,980), Anne Rice (137,482), George R. R. Martin (136,051), Douglas Adams (135,842), John Steinbeck (132,797), Mary Pope Osborne (129,712), Robert A. Heinlein (127,829), Mercedes Lackey (127,762), Charlaine Harris (125,955), Mark Twain (122,997), Margaret Atwood (122,777), Suzanne Collins (122,316), Lemony Snicket (117,741), Rick Riordan (117,392), Laurell K. Hamilton (115,292), Robert Jordan (114,466), Ernest Hemingway (112,330), Michael Crichton (111,117), Haruki Murakami (107,877), Fyodor Dostoevsky (107,767), Piers Anthony (105,480), Ray Bradbury (104,497), Jim Butcher (100,582), Philip Pullman (99,562), Gabriel García Márquez (96,651), Ursula K. Le Guin (96,179), Carolyn Keene (95,533), Philip K. Dick (94,661), Bill Bryson (94,278), Jodi Picoult (94,109), Arthur Conan Doyle (93,484), Patricia Cornwell (93,002), F. Scott Fitzgerald (90,948), David Eddings (90,041), L. M. Montgomery (88,580), Michael Connelly (88,268), Tamora Pierce (86,091), Frank Herbert (85,718), Arthur C. Clarke (85,668), Tom Clancy (85,406), Alexander McCall Smith (84,303), Neal Stephenson (83,117), J. D. Salinger (83,013), Madeleine L'Engle (81,617), Clive Cussler (80,856), R. L. Stine (80,698), Nicholas Sparks (80,066), Umberto Eco (78,833), Laura Ingalls Wilder (78,382), Leo Tolstoy (77,921), Stieg Larsson (77,759), Chuck Palahniuk (77,027)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,686,852), to-read (3,542,350), non-fiction (2,430,344), fantasy (1,910,030), history (1,894,925), science fiction (1,366,927), mystery (1,237,455), read (914,717), biography (875,547), poetry (712,467), romance (704,415), novel (695,554), ebook (680,316), humor (612,048), literature (600,726), historical fiction (567,477), art (535,838), philosophy (535,306), reference (528,650), science (515,099), religion (489,874), unread (480,098), kindle (472,370), children's (465,501), picture book (453,768), short stories (445,975), series (432,811), own (405,758), young adult (384,592), 20th century (383,515), sf (344,559), wwii (343,802), horror (337,581), comics (332,550), children (332,342), music (331,468), memoir (327,714), manga (317,804), travel (311,723), paperback (311,531), animals (307,804), politics (301,719), family (294,178), adventure (293,687), thriller (282,616), ya (280,514), cookbook (279,578), classics (276,722), england (269,519), hardcover (266,748), crime (265,639), graphic novel (261,706), anthology (257,687), classic (255,783), psychology (247,956), theology (244,671), usa (233,980), 19th century (223,854), historical (217,768), (206,399), essays (201,273), christianity (200,010), math (198,846), cooking (198,064), library (198,005), american (197,917), drama (191,952), magic (190,651), wishlist (189,668), vampires (189,563), english (188,026), american history (183,436), photography (183,370), roman (182,886), american literature (177,355)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (34,043), 1001 books you must read before you die (18,276), Science Fiction and Fantasy (13,474), Detective and mystery stories (9,454), African American Literature (8,404), Star Trek: The Next Generation (6,285), Star Trek: The Original Series (5,083), autobiography/biography/memoir (4,555), 20th Century American Literature (4,188), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (4,174), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,884), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,753), contemporary American fiction (3,556), literatura norte-americana (3,154), Detective and mystery fiction (3,141), criticism and interpretation (2,382), 20th Century British Literature (2,134), personal feelings and growth (1,919), Atlantian Reference Library (1,870), mother-daughter relationships (1,867), Cambridge University Press (1,688), 19th Century British Literature (1,672), picture book: intermediate (1,653), 21st C. American Literature (1,611), anthologies and collections (1,545), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,528), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,513), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,455), Christian historical fiction (1,438), 20th century American fiction (1,427), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,372), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,355), Bible -- Study and teaching (1,354), american religious history (1,337), 19th Century American Literature (1,325), literary criticism and history (1,322), human-animal relationships (1,307), Native American literature (1,290), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,289), National Book Award Finalist (1,220), Incarnations of Immortality (1,210), young adult science fiction (1,205), organizational development (1,200), Declaration of Independence (1,198), Contemporary American Literature (1,196), Littérature française. XXe (1,169), library and information science (1,165), 20th Century United States (1,161), 19th Century English Literature (1,144), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,116)

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