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Vital Statistics

Members 1,965,729

Books cataloged 98,463,361

Tags added 119,141,726

Unique works 15,747,024

Reviews 2,472,722

Works reviewed 888,440

Ratings 15,102,027

Member-contributed covers 4,380,630

Author pictures 88,231

Venue pictures 12,823

Groups 10,534

Talk topics 171,365

Talk messages 5,194,151

Talk touchstones 3,841,657

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 231,036

Member Giveaway books given out 645,542

Total free books given out 876,578

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,972 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), stansteiner (35,686 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (31,095 books), Adolf_Ledesma (30,025 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,610 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), Nedrin (28,113 books), lyzard (27,539 books), geoffmangum (26,405 books), spicere (26,080 books, private), jenniebooks (25,201 books), credo (24,002 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,851 books), KigaliLibrary (22,713 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), howie (21,825 books), Leischen (21,721 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), e-zReader (20,965 books), hyades (20,787 books, private), mhagenberg (20,494 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), arjaygee (20,177 books), angelrose (19,968 books), realonedet (19,856 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,845 books), ltcl (19,420 books), Dureo (19,162 books), Harry_Vincent (19,135 books), steelprimate (19,042 books), alaskabookworm (18,921 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), tglovell (18,544 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,164 books), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,087 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,967 books), diana.n.TBR (17,884 books, private), DiosoLibrary (17,778 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12136), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6611), Schmerguls (5274), Sullywriter (5012), wyvernfriend (4896), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4378), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3888), jon1lambert (3857), kitchengardenbooks (3785), burnit99 (3689), vdb (3687), bnielsen (3454), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), nwhyte (3384), kika66 (3381), AbigailAdams26 (3268), cowpeace (3123), ElizaJane (3030), elisa.rolle (2880), shanaqui (2739), aulsmith (2736), antiquary (2732), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2342), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), jbarr5 (2101), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2010), debnance (2008), satyridae (2000), tjsjohanna (1936), krau0098 (1896), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), nbmars (1864), lamotm (1850), Liekederckx (1841), mahallett (1815), bintphotobooks (1805), DinadansFriend (1755), rhonda1111 (1755)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,687), gentlemania (75,543), calum-iain (57,371), gangleri (53,366), bertilak (51,606), mfd101 (46,798), vahistoricalsociety (41,672), msrau (41,652), DromJohn (38,395), Voglioleggere (30,112), Carolus (27,129), Wraith_Ravenscroft (25,069), johninvienna (24,206), fnkelley (22,766), eromsted (22,135), phillipsny04 (20,552), Adolf_Ledesma (19,294), Wiszard (19,042), idiosyncratic (14,673), hudview (14,653), sgfein (14,210), PitcherBooks (14,186), dele2451 (14,025), IPCCLibrary (12,752), jntjesussaves (11,882), OffalyHistory (11,614), emherzog (11,265), BeitHallel (11,186), freddybo1 (10,970), Neuromancer (10,943), grbve (10,870), rolandperkins (10,541), lmdhs (10,427), manikap (10,312), RobertDay (10,007), Friendshaverford (10,002), JanWillemNoldus (9,887), vpfluke (9,879), HindeHouse (9,839), saraswati_library_mm (9,592), kijabi1 (9,586), jmacaulay (9,577), AGClibrary (9,501), clpteensnewbooks (9,479), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,265), fredem (9,167), LOC_YRC (9,096), nautilus_library (8,986), ipublishcentral (8,743)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,921,556), German (1,557,738), Japanese (856,005), Spanish (603,904), Italian (582,596), Dutch (492,464), Russian (435,844), Swedish (382,920), Greek (Ancient) (330,549), Latin (263,225), Portuguese (164,411), Danish (116,232), Norwegian (111,594), Chinese (106,623), Hebrew (97,842), Finnish (77,077), Polish (68,268), Arabic (64,391), Czech (61,128), Multiple languages (53,017), Hungarian (29,410), Catalan (27,779), English (Middle) (27,190), Icelandic (27,180), Turkish (27,018)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,851 reviews), Twilight (1,970 reviews), The Book Thief (1,541 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,463 reviews), Catching Fire (1,410 reviews), Mockingjay (1,327 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,250 reviews), The Help (1,224 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,182 reviews), The Road (1,119 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,076 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,052 reviews), The Giver (1,039 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,030 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,019 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (978 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (966 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (939 reviews), Divergent (929 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (925 reviews), The Graveyard Book (923 reviews), Breaking Dawn (905 reviews), Gone Girl (904 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (902 reviews), New Moon (900 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (81,336), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) (70,096), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (70,032), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (69,393), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (68,259), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,672), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (64,336), The Hobbit (55,093), The Da Vinci Code (52,814), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,789), Pride and Prejudice (51,214), The Catcher in the Rye (48,822), To Kill a Mockingbird (48,672), The Great Gatsby (45,446), Twilight (43,012), The Kite Runner (38,439), The Hunger Games (37,353), Animal Farm (37,014), Jane Eyre (36,782), The Lord of the Rings (34,837), Brave New World (34,759), New Moon (33,963), Angels & Demons (33,612), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (33,029), The fellowship of the ring (32,339)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlocked (4.97), 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) (4.81), The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.81), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.8), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), The Complete Far Side (4.79), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.78), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.76), David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 (v. 1) (4.76), A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.76), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.75), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.75), Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.7), William R. Trumble (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.67), Karl Elliger (4.65), Harold Abelson (4.63), Steve Purcell (4.63), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.61), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.6), Jeff Brumbeau (4.6), Richard Williams (4.59), Tom Tierney (4.57), Carla Emery (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Adam Makos (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.57), Adam Tooze (4.56), Ki Longfellow (4.56), Albert Seba (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), James C. Christensen (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.52), United States. (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.52), Thomas Nelson (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Gail Boushey (4.51), Jane Sowerby (4.51), Clifford Ashley (4.51), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51), Aaron Becker (4.51), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.5), James Goldman (4.5)

50 lowest-rated authors

Josef M. Bauer (0), Caroline Graham (0), Susan Conant (0), Stu Campbell (0), Rich Shapero (1.52), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.07), Christopher Ransom (2.15), Randy Davila (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.35), 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 (2.58), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Anna Sam (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Simon (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.74), Kevin Trudeau (2.75), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Robert D. Stueart (2.78), James Bradley (2.78), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.82), Sharon Kendrick (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (50.45), Wilhelm Grimm (44.94), Marc Hempel (44.93), Henry James (44.74), Gentry Lee (37.45), Paul Johnson (35.18), David Drake (30.66), Mark Victor Hansen (28.73), John L. Bull (26.79), Sam Kieth (25.88), Simone Beck (25.4), Steve White (24.69), Jerry B. Jenkins (20.21), Mike Allred (20.11), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.86), Skip Williams (18.72), Richard Sapir (17.54), Charles Vess (17.41), Lincoln Child (17.4), Kenneth Robeson (17.36), David Ellis (16.21), Albert Uderzo (15.93), Deborah Turner Harris (15.16), Yumi Tamura (13.94), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.51), Scott Dikkers (13.24), CLAMP (13.17), Jerry Pournelle (13.08), Nora Roberts (13.03), James Axler (13.02), Warren Murphy (12.93), Neta Jackson (12.87), Saki Hiwatari (12.82), Dave McKean (12.77), Walter Ralston Martin (12.7), Margit Sandemo (12.69), Mercedes Lackey (12.54), Chie Shinohara (12.41), Jack Cohen (12.36), Don Pendleton (12.28), Friedrich Engels (12.17), Jill Thompson (12.04), Beverly Lewis (11.96), Rumiko Takahashi (11.73), Eiichiro Oda (11.62), Gosho Aoyama (11.55), Bryan Talbot (11.42), K. H. Scheer (11.39), Various Artists (artist) (11.33), Naoki Urasawa (11.32), Yoko Kamio (11.31), Sean Michael (11.22), Roger Leloup (11.22), Rob Kaplan (11.2), Frank W. Abagnale (10.93), Jack Kirby (10.86), Betty Neels (10.78), Kentaro Miura (10.74), Naoko Takeuchi (10.67), Carl Bernstein (10.54), J. T. Edson (10.38), Stefan Wolf (10.29), Mary Pope Osborne (10.28), Christine Feehan (10.28), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.27), Georgette Heyer (10.18), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.12), Rick Veitch (10.12), Anne McCaffrey (10.03), Yuu Watase (10.02), Carolyn Keene (9.97), Ken Akamatsu (9.97), Lora Leigh (9.93), Daisy Meadows (9.92), Akimine Kamijyo (9.9), Gilbert Morris (9.86), DVD (9.83), Piers Anthony (9.83), Rex Stout (9.82), John O'Brien (9.78), John MacArthur (9.72), Essie Summers (9.68), Natsuki Takaya (9.65), Terrance Dicks (9.55), Francine Pascal (9.52), Louis L'Amour (9.51), Fujisawa Tooru (9.49), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.48), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.45), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.38), Janette Oke (9.33), Tite Kubo (9.33), BA Tortuga (9.32), Kazuo Koike (9.29), Takeshi Konomi (9.27), Franklin W. Dixon (9.27), Kazuya Minekura (9.26), Hisaya Nakajo (9.25), Stephanie Laurens (9.22), Yoshitaka Amano (9.19)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (536,420), Stephen King (400,400), Terry Pratchett (338,020), J. R. R. Tolkien (261,674), C. S. Lewis (244,482), Neil Gaiman (222,739), William Shakespeare (214,205), Nora Roberts (208,533), Agatha Christie (192,779), James Patterson (171,829), Jane Austen (167,256), Isaac Asimov (161,661), Stephenie Meyer (158,493), Charles Dickens (154,951), John Grisham (144,373), Dan Brown (133,711), Orson Scott Card (132,702), Anne McCaffrey (131,930), Janet Evanovich (130,888), Kurt Vonnegut (124,591), Dean Koontz (121,008), Anne Rice (120,154), Dr. Seuss (119,999), Douglas Adams (119,116), George Orwell (117,446), Roald Dahl (114,247), Robert A. Heinlein (113,340), John Steinbeck (112,643), Mercedes Lackey (111,278), George R. R. Martin (105,513), Charlaine Harris (105,084), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,539), Margaret Atwood (100,480), Mark Twain (100,145), Robert Jordan (98,403), Suzanne Collins (98,118), Michael Crichton (94,831), Ernest Hemingway (94,670), Piers Anthony (92,929), Lemony Snicket (92,637), Fyodor Dostoevsky (90,932), Haruki Murakami (89,590), Ray Bradbury (87,066), Mary Pope Osborne (85,936), Philip Pullman (85,165), Gabriel García Márquez (83,720), Bill Bryson (80,360), Jim Butcher (80,359), Tom Clancy (79,758), Philip K. Dick (79,174), David Eddings (79,074), Jodi Picoult (79,061), Ursula K. Le Guin (78,735), Patricia Cornwell (77,985), Rick Riordan (76,927), F. Scott Fitzgerald (76,563), Frank Herbert (74,853), J. D. Salinger (73,669), Arthur C. Clarke (73,499), Arthur Conan Doyle (73,159), Tamora Pierce (73,149), Carolyn Keene (72,392), Neal Stephenson (72,369), L. M. Montgomery (71,949), Anonymous (71,913), Alexander McCall Smith (69,850), Chuck Palahniuk (68,074), Michael Connelly (67,747), John Irving (67,651), Umberto Eco (67,637), Stieg Larsson (67,434), Madeleine L'Engle (67,337), Marion Zimmer Bradley (66,056), Leo Tolstoy (64,492), Nicholas Sparks (64,185)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,962,888), non-fiction (2,046,673), fantasy (1,638,489), history (1,623,706), to-read (1,401,765), science fiction (1,176,453), mystery (1,034,574), read (792,942), biography (734,202), poetry (616,733), novel (605,883), romance (568,265), humor (537,299), literature (522,202), reference (480,558), ebook (478,739), philosophy (468,281), art (457,789), historical fiction (453,571), science (434,686), religion (431,888), unread (431,790), children's (397,969), short stories (386,637), picture book (354,407), own (347,021), series (343,538), 20th century (335,236), sf (309,524), young adult (302,277), kindle (285,248), horror (285,100), children (283,976), wwii (279,874), paperback (278,905), travel (278,782), comics (277,233), memoir (274,968), music (273,343), manga (271,297), graphic novel (258,497), politics (257,127), tbr (256,015), cookbook (243,754), animals (243,039), adventure (235,718), ya (234,090), hardcover (232,190), classics (231,479), classic (230,544), family (230,035), england (229,091), anthology (227,869), thriller (227,171), crime (222,959), theology (214,007), psychology (212,693), (210,588), 19th century (194,731), usa (193,391), historical (183,075), american (176,389), christianity (175,724), cooking (174,973), essays (173,959), math (173,364), vampires (172,551), wishlist (164,836), drama (162,038), sff (161,962), magic (159,295), english (156,719), roman (156,326), american history (151,205), library (150,870)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,415), Mystery and detective stories (7,436), African-American Literature (7,149), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,649), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,321), 20th Century American Literature (3,016), contemporary American fiction (2,966), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,909), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,165), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,116), criticism and interpretation (2,038), literatura norte-americana (1,937), personal feelings and growth (1,874), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,692), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,596), New Testament Commentaries (1,506), mother-daughter relationships (1,454), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,412), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,370), 20th century American fiction (1,355), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,322), anthologies and collections (1,273), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,234), american religious history (1,154), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,145), literary criticism and history (1,102), Native American literature (1,023), Christian historical fiction (1,009), Littérature française. XXe (1,005), utopian & dystopian literature (992), 20th Century United States (988), National Book Award Finalist (977), organizational development (973), United States -- History -- Civil War (956), library and information science (944), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (937), Declaration of Independence (934), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (929), human-animal relationships (925), Contemporary American Literature (916), Penguin 20th-century Classics (910), children's historical fiction (858), American History 19th Century (852), American History 20th Century (842), Literatura infanto-juvenil (838), united states-19th century (822)

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