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Vital Statistics

Members 2,129,181

Books cataloged 111,647,957

Tags added 134,344,064

Unique works held 10,487,413

Unique works total 18,469,235

Reviews 2,951,952

Works reviewed 1,026,743

Ratings 17,320,360

Member-contributed covers 4,990,295

Author pictures 101,071

Venue pictures 15,011

Groups 11,090

Talk topics 187,058

Talk messages 5,856,347

Talk touchstones 4,370,259

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 278,233

Member Giveaway books given out 841,419

Total free books given out 1,119,652

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,749 books), jonathan_rigby (53,364 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), cesdemo (47,673 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), LitaVore (43,795 books), Kaethe (43,742 books), Adolf_Ledesma (40,595 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), e-zReader (37,348 books), calum-iain (35,681 books), Pages_Aplenty (31,488 books), jenniebooks (31,104 books), Nedrin (30,394 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), spicere (29,968 books, private), alicekeller (28,883 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,147 books), geoffmangum (27,891 books), scrow72 (26,703 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), EadieB (25,317 books), hyades (25,298 books, private), ltcl (25,257 books), INorris (24,583 books), credo (24,052 books, private), Harry_Vincent (23,784 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), JeanLittleLibrary (23,537 books), KigaliLibrary (23,510 books), Jullievg (23,482 books), upancholi (23,062 books), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,977 books), realonedet (22,739 books), howie (22,177 books), arjaygee (21,915 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,770 books), sjcmce (21,399 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (21,244 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), SalemAthenaeum (21,124 books), dwhodges01 (21,103 books), mbarnes_logos (20,876 books), brs (20,680 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12584), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6701), wyvernfriend (5417), Schmerguls (5414), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5149), Sullywriter (5012), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4637), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), bnielsen (4375), jon1lambert (4195), kitchengardenbooks (3819), burnit99 (3771), ElizaJane (3770), AbigailAdams26 (3732), nwhyte (3702), vdb (3687), cowpeace (3603), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (3175), jbarr5 (3153), Aneris (3063), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), sstocks (2763), shanaqui (2739), Renato (2655), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), Totarobookroom (2354), nbmars (2309), krau0098 (2282), BookstoogeLT (2252), Salsabrarian (2208), antimuzak (2208), Liekederckx (2202), debnance (2173), tjsjohanna (2144), comfypants (2135), DinadansFriend (2107), Budzul (2103), MeditationesMartini (2074), TUCC (2072), HB-Library (2071), lamotm (2062)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (423,204), ThomasKleinert (315,131), bluetyson (296,744), eromsted (238,181), gangleri (232,232), purpleprincess1311 (220,169), cesdemo (209,114), linusmedia (189,224), Merryann (166,925), bertilak (162,671), gentlemania (158,185), librisissimo (129,946), mfd101 (127,607), guyalice (122,185), BookEndsIntl (120,121), AsYouKnow_Bob (119,748), Pages_Aplenty (118,343), clpteensnewbooks (113,688), msrau (111,729), BlueTysonSS (109,740), philn (108,929), Nedrin (107,869), cdcollection (94,074), TheoClarke (93,289), PitcherBooks (92,969), MatthewCoomber (92,810), bioethics (89,402), SilentInAWay (88,893), LitaVore (86,730), vahistoricalsociety (85,046), vivir (83,817), wm3395 (82,762), Carolus (82,458), skullduggery (79,253), cmorr (78,459), Littlemissbashful (76,816), robbiedeclercq (74,590), Stitswerd (74,408), cwc790411 (72,911), jasbro (72,386), spicere (71,671), donkelly68 (71,371), LunaSlashSea (70,053), saraswati_library_mm (69,809), Neuromancer (68,820), cnrenner (67,284), Smiler69 (67,185), cej1027 (65,062), SeriousGrace (63,225), wyvernfriend (61,446)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,602,920), German (1,335,312), Spanish (527,927), Italian (494,619), Dutch (487,912), Swedish (331,053), Japanese (321,773), Russian (279,234), Latin (170,205), Greek (Ancient) (125,754), Portuguese (117,679), Danish (89,148), Finnish (83,730), Hebrew (63,029), Norwegian (62,790), Chinese (62,394), Polish (49,635), Arabic (46,996), Czech (39,542), Catalan (34,173), Hungarian (29,871), Turkish (23,128), Norwegian (Bokmål) (22,201), Icelandic (21,308), Multiple languages (20,375)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,988 reviews), Twilight (2,024 reviews), The Book Thief (1,723 reviews), Catching Fire (1,544 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,520 reviews), Mockingjay (1,467 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,382 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,345 reviews), The Help (1,330 reviews), The Giver (1,227 reviews), The Road (1,191 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,178 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,153 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,135 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,127 reviews), Divergent (1,121 reviews), Gone Girl (1,107 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,089 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,085 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,059 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,030 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,015 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (997 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (996 reviews), Breaking Dawn (941 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (88,112), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (75,100), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (74,278), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) (74,006), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (72,550), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (71,947), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (68,648), The Hobbit (59,993), The Da Vinci Code (55,434), 1984 (55,317), Pride and Prejudice (54,861), To Kill a Mockingbird (53,195), The Catcher in the Rye (51,540), The Great Gatsby (49,016), Twilight (44,822), The Hunger Games (40,789), The Kite Runner (40,543), Animal Farm (39,911), Jane Eyre (39,794), Brave New World (37,259), The Lord of the Rings (37,071), New Moon (35,540), Angels & Demons (35,428), The Fellowship of the Ring (34,894), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (34,750)

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), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.88), 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 Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.82), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.82), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), The Complete Far Side (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.77), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.77), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.76), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.76), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set (4.76), David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.75), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.74), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Crossway Bibles (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.68), William R. Trumble (4.67), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Karl Elliger (4.65), Frank H. Netter (4.65), William M. Gaines (4.63), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Richard Williams (4.61), George Frideric Handel (4.59), Bryan Stevenson (4.58), June Hiatt (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Luigi Serafini (4.57), Russel Lazega (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Don Rosa (4.56), Drew Daywalt (4.56), Steve Purcell (4.55), Carla Emery (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Albert Seba (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.53), Alexander Roberts (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.52), Ki Longfellow (4.52), Lindsay Mattick (4.51), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.51), Stanley Kunitz (4.51), Tom Tierney (4.51), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.51), Jeff Brumbeau (4.51), John Williams (4.51), W. Richard Stevens (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51), David Allen Sibley (4.51), Margaret Grieve (4.51), Anna Botsford Comstock (4.5), Clifford Ashley (4.5)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.66), Randy Davila (2.15), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.16), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Hal Lindsey (2.37), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.54), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.61), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Arabella Weir (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.67), Ellen Fein (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Janet Groth (2.7), John Milne (2.7), Simon (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.72), Anna Sam (2.72), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Eden Cole (2.75), Andrew Keen (2.75), Charlotte Roche (2.75), Douglas Monroe (2.77), James Bradley (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Michael Drosnin (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Robin Kirman (2.79), Steve Lookner (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Nostradamus (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.81), Tracy Quan (2.82), Theresa Schwegel (2.82)Rich Shapero (1.66), Randy Davila (2.15), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.16), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Hal Lindsey (2.37), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.54), Simon Cox (2.58), Melissa P. (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.61), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Arabella Weir (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.67), Ellen Fein (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Janet Groth (2.7), John Milne (2.7), Simon (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.72), Anna Sam (2.72), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Eden Cole (2.75), Andrew Keen (2.75), Charlotte Roche (2.75), Douglas Monroe (2.77), James Bradley (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Michael Drosnin (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Robin Kirman (2.79), Steve Lookner (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Nostradamus (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.81), Tracy Quan (2.82), Theresa Schwegel (2.82)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

Lee Child, Diana Gabaldon, Don Maitz, John Green, Brandon Sanderson, David Brin, Sandra Brown, Laurie R. King, Jon Scieszka, Jude Deveraux, Laurie Halse Anderson, Diane Duane, Ann Brashares, Jennifer Weiner, Naomi Novik, Patrick Rothfuss, James Rollins, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Holder, Lisa See, James Dashner, Katie MacAlister, Andrew Gross, 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, Susan Wiggs, Alan Furst, Randy Alcorn, Edward R. Tufte, Sarah Addison Allen, Marie Jones, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Sharon Lee, Geerten Meijsing, Matthew Pearl, Sherryl Woods, Lynn Viehl, Deborah Harkness, Neal Asher — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (579,212), Stephen King (442,856), Terry Pratchett (363,314), J.R.R. Tolkien (283,471), C. S. Lewis (269,069), Neil Gaiman (244,989), William Shakespeare (236,499), Nora Roberts (235,919), Agatha Christie (216,825), James Patterson (199,517), Jane Austen (181,030), Isaac Asimov (174,099), Charles Dickens (170,026), Stephenie Meyer (168,902), John Grisham (158,892), Janet Evanovich (144,713), Orson Scott Card (142,797), Dan Brown (142,720), Anne McCaffrey (141,085), Dr. Seuss (139,301), Dean Koontz (133,962), Kurt Vonnegut (133,114), Anne Rice (129,050), Roald Dahl (127,110), George Orwell (126,922), Douglas Adams (126,790), John Steinbeck (121,851), George R. R. Martin (120,390), Robert A. Heinlein (120,066), Mercedes Lackey (119,833), Charlaine Harris (115,519), Margaret Atwood (110,479), Mark Twain (109,945), Suzanne Collins (109,595), Laurell K. Hamilton (108,774), Robert Jordan (106,103), Lemony Snicket (103,136), Ernest Hemingway (102,719), Michael Crichton (102,368), Mary Pope Osborne (101,671), Piers Anthony (98,518), Haruki Murakami (98,236), Fyodor Dostoevsky (98,204), Ray Bradbury (95,524), Rick Riordan (94,388), Philip Pullman (91,620), Jim Butcher (91,319), Gabriel García Márquez (89,815), Bill Bryson (87,490), Philip K. Dick (86,558), Jodi Picoult (86,014), Patricia Cornwell (85,953), Ursula K. Le Guin (85,855), Tom Clancy (84,920), David Eddings (84,210), F. Scott Fitzgerald (83,126), Arthur Conan Doyle (82,176), Carolyn Keene (82,031), Frank Herbert (80,119), Arthur C. Clarke (79,299), L. M. Montgomery (78,982), Tamora Pierce (78,626), J. D. Salinger (78,148), Neal Stephenson (77,915), Michael Connelly (77,513), Alexander McCall Smith (76,676), Madeleine L'Engle (72,857), Umberto Eco (72,842), Chuck Palahniuk (72,582), Stieg Larsson (72,367), John Irving (71,760), Nicholas Sparks (71,687), Clive Cussler (70,748), Anonymous (70,700), Leo Tolstoy (70,574)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,356,289), to-read (2,752,590), non-fiction (2,230,354), fantasy (1,783,898), history (1,758,799), science fiction (1,274,910), mystery (1,156,628), read (862,455), biography (804,846), poetry (664,457), novel (651,866), romance (641,825), ebook (606,453), humor (581,588), literature (563,516), historical fiction (518,329), reference (505,265), philosophy (500,146), art (494,797), science (472,987), religion (460,007), unread (454,759), children's (429,192), short stories (416,441), picture book (406,710), series (393,307), own (385,531), kindle (383,796), 20th century (374,283), young adult (348,765), sf (330,268), horror (314,159), wwii (311,068), children (309,105), comics (302,687), music (302,644), memoir (302,070), manga (294,907), travel (293,601), paperback (292,992), politics (278,951), animals (277,321), adventure (271,586), family (265,912), ya (264,353), thriller (261,690), cookbook (260,610), classics (254,317), england (252,286), crime (247,994), hardcover (246,567), classic (244,991), anthology (243,302), graphic novel (237,431), psychology (231,208), theology (230,226), usa (212,616), 19th century (209,438), (207,865), historical (203,980), christianity (188,580), american (188,443), essays (187,275), cooking (185,736), math (185,271), vampires (184,342), library (180,093), magic (178,167), drama (176,025), wishlist (175,248), roman (169,500), english (169,192), photography (168,286), american history (167,557), autobiography (163,460)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,968), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,507), Mystery and detective stories (8,937), African-American Literature (7,754), Science Fiction and Fantasy (7,290), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (5,775), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,541), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,450), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,448), 20th Century American Literature (3,382), contemporary American fiction (3,276), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,264), criticism and interpretation (2,210), personal feelings and growth (1,899), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,769), mother-daughter relationships (1,752), 19th Century British Literature (1,720), picture book: intermediate (1,664), Cambridge University Press (1,648), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,626), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,477), anthologies and collections (1,430), 20th century American fiction (1,421), Christian historical fiction (1,407), literary criticism and history (1,366), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,346), 19th Century American Literature (1,286), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,265), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,263), american religious history (1,259), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,257), Incarnations of Immortality (1,204), human-animal relationships (1,176), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,170), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,140), Contemporary American Literature (1,139), Native American literature (1,117), National Book Award Finalist (1,102), library and information science (1,101), 20th Century United States (1,100), Anthologies (multiple authors) (1,060), Declaration of Independence (1,058), organizational development (1,035), Littérature française. XXe (1,002), young adult science fiction (972), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (971), Penguin 20th-century Classics (965), children's historical fiction (915), American History 19th Century (906)

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