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Vital Statistics

Members 2,061,616

Books cataloged 105,912,625

Tags added 128,254,460

Unique works held 9,912,506

Unique works total 17,329,771

Reviews 2,765,484

Works reviewed 970,778

Ratings 16,393,160

Member-contributed covers 4,727,329

Author pictures 94,921

Venue pictures 13,454

Groups 10,838

Talk topics 179,296

Talk messages 5,559,518

Talk touchstones 4,146,634

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 254,453

Member Giveaway books given out 767,286

Total free books given out 1,021,739

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), jonathan_rigby (52,869 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), stansteiner (38,232 books), Adolf_Ledesma (36,725 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (33,479 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), e-zReader (29,616 books), Nedrin (29,564 books), Pages_Aplenty (28,931 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), jenniebooks (28,550 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), spicere (28,287 books, private), lyzard (28,095 books), geoffmangum (27,570 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), credo (24,003 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), hyades (23,112 books, private), KigaliLibrary (23,102 books), EmScape (22,937 books), ltcl (22,637 books), JeanLittleLibrary (22,631 books), howie (22,026 books), Harry_Vincent (22,000 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), diana.n.TBR (21,843 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), realonedet (21,471 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), mbarnes_logos (20,876 books), arjaygee (20,480 books), sjcmce (20,397 books), gangleri (20,230 books), INorris (20,172 books), angelrose (19,968 books), SalemAthenaeum (19,910 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books), brs (19,634 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,602 books), steelprimate (19,381 books), davidgn (19,244 books), Dureo (19,162 books), tglovell (19,150 books), srkal (19,082 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12368), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6656), Schmerguls (5356), wyvernfriend (5175), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4440), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4055), bnielsen (3889), kitchengardenbooks (3818), burnit99 (3744), vdb (3687), nwhyte (3563), cowpeace (3424), AbigailAdams26 (3419), ElizaJane (3404), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (2940), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), shanaqui (2739), sstocks (2728), jbarr5 (2715), Farella (2634), Renato (2480), BeitHallel (2467), Totarobookroom (2354), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2207), krau0098 (2130), nbmars (2117), debnance (2115), Salsabrarian (2112), Budzul (2103), Liekederckx (2087), HB-Library (2071), tjsjohanna (2051), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2008), satyridae (2000), lamotm (1983), DinadansFriend (1969), comfypants (1941), mahallett (1929)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (162,750), gentlemania (78,557), calum-iain (73,436), MatthewCoomber (69,672), bertilak (60,085), gangleri (53,200), mfd101 (44,455), vahistoricalsociety (41,905), msrau (41,461), DromJohn (38,450), Voglioleggere (32,836), Wiszard (32,095), eromsted (31,327), fnkelley (27,398), Carolus (27,063), johninvienna (25,507), Adolf_Ledesma (24,755), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,687), phillipsny04 (20,546), dele2451 (15,756), hudview (15,650), PitcherBooks (15,635), idiosyncratic (15,372), sgfein (14,349), IPCCLibrary (12,824), lolitaguy (12,470), freddybo1 (11,149), BeitHallel (11,147), lmdhs (10,908), rolandperkins (10,889), Friendshaverford (10,863), Neuromancer (10,829), grbve (10,770), vpfluke (10,264), JanWillemNoldus (10,077), PeskyLibrary (10,076), uath (10,009), CSUTheatreDance (10,005), saraswati_library_mm (9,789), RobertDay (9,727), HindeHouse (9,723), kijabi1 (9,553), jmacaulay (9,536), AGClibrary (9,529), nautilus_library (9,360), cirdan747 (9,230), fredem (9,230), Embarquer (9,166), clpteensnewbooks (9,079), rfeldstein (9,030)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,790,523), German (1,396,390), Spanish (632,942), Italian (547,127), Japanese (508,562), Dutch (478,584), Russian (409,098), Swedish (359,227), Latin (223,551), Greek (Ancient) (220,870), Portuguese (141,316), Danish (94,205), Norwegian (88,643), Chinese (80,711), Finnish (80,512), Hebrew (72,336), Czech (62,651), Polish (61,730), Arabic (55,571), Catalan (30,736), Hungarian (29,092), Turkish (28,565), Multiple languages (26,034), Icelandic (25,183), Greek (24,012)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,951 reviews), Twilight (2,019 reviews), The Book Thief (1,669 reviews), Catching Fire (1,509 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,505 reviews), Mockingjay (1,438 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,320 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,312 reviews), The Help (1,305 reviews), The Giver (1,166 reviews), The Road (1,160 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,139 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,133 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,124 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,115 reviews), Divergent (1,080 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,077 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,055 reviews), Gone Girl (1,051 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,041 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,017 reviews), The Graveyard Book (973 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (968 reviews), Breaking Dawn (940 reviews), New Moon (931 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), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.81), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.8), Toda Mafalda (4.79), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), The Complete Far Side (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (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 complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.76), Hiroshige, 100 Views of Edo (4.76), 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)

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), William R. Trumble (4.7), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.7), Ollie Johnston (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.64), Luigi Serafini (4.63), Harold Abelson (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Richard Williams (4.61), Don Rosa (4.6), George Frideric Handel (4.6), Tom Tierney (4.6), Steve Purcell (4.59), Matthew Desmond (4.59), June Hiatt (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Carla Emery (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.56), Jeff Brumbeau (4.55), Michael Whelan (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), Albert Seba (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Ki Longfellow (4.54), Drew Daywalt (4.54), Peter Menzel (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), David Allen Sibley (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), James C. Christensen (4.52), Adam Makos (4.52), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.52), Bryan Stevenson (4.51), Robert Bringhurst (4.51), Menena Cottin (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), The Lockman Foundation (4.51), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.62), Books LLC (1.83), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.09), Randy Davila (2.15), Christopher Ransom (2.16), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Hal Lindsey (2.41), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), Michael Gerber (2.53), Nancy Balbirer (2.55), John B. Olson (2.55), Simon Cox (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Emma Tennant (2.61), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Anna Sam (2.66), Ellen Fein (2.66), John Milne (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), The Goldman Family (2.69), Simon (2.71), Andrew Keen (2.71), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Trudy Baker (2.73), Phoenix Desmond (2.73), Douglas Monroe (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.75), Steve Lookner (2.76), Eden Cole (2.78), James Bradley (2.79), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Theresa Schwegel (2.8), Naomi Kramer (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.81), Nostradamus (2.81), Kevin Trudeau (2.82), Xaviera Hollander (2.82), Michael Avallone (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (52.25), Wilhelm Grimm (47.96), Marc Hempel (46.46), Gentry Lee (39.1), John White (34.16), David Ellis (32.63), Mark Victor Hansen (30.51), David Drake (29.57), John L. Bull (28.14), Sam Kieth (27.51), George R. Stewart (27.18), Simone Beck (26.57), Steve White (25.63), Jerry B. Jenkins (21.25), Mike Allred (20.97), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.42), Skip Williams (19.14), Lincoln Child (18.84), Richard Sapir (18.49), Tasha Tudor (18.04), Kenneth Robeson (17.78), Albert Uderzo (17.75), Alexandre Dumas (17.07), Charles Vess (16.82), Deborah Turner Harris (15.75), Jack Du Brul (15.16), Paul Johnson (15.12), Yumi Tamura (14.86), Jerry Pournelle (14.79), Don Pendleton (14.42), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (14.06), Nora Roberts (14.04), CLAMP (13.81), Warren Murphy (13.79), Neta Jackson (13.77), Scott Dikkers (13.73), James Axler (13.55), Chie Shinohara (13.47), Margit Sandemo (13.47), Walter Ralston Martin (13.37), Dave McKean (13.36), Henry James (13.26), Eiichiro Oda (13.1), Mercedes Lackey (13.1), Jack Cohen (13.02), Milo Manara (12.99), Saki Hiwatari (12.98), Various Artists (12.83), Friedrich Engels (12.76), K. H. Scheer (12.54), Roger Leloup (12.5), Jill Thompson (12.48), Naoki Urasawa (12.46), Richard J. Foster (12.42), Rumiko Takahashi (12.29), Sean Michael (12.07), Betty Neels (12.02), Bryan Talbot (11.95), Kentaro Miura (11.83), Yoko Kamio (11.76), Gosho Aoyama (11.75), Daisy Meadows (11.74), Rob Kaplan (11.73), Frank W. Abagnale (11.58), Naoko Takeuchi (11.53), Jack Kirby (11.49), Mary Pope Osborne (11.18), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.93), Christine Feehan (10.93), J. T. Edson (10.85), Lora Leigh (10.83), Carl Bernstein (10.79), Georgette Heyer (10.76), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.71), Beverly Lewis (10.7), Essie Summers (10.65), Carolyn Keene (10.65), Akimine Kamijyo (10.61), Yuu Watase (10.61), Louis L'Amour (10.43), Ken Akamatsu (10.43), Gilbert Morris (10.42), Anne McCaffrey (10.42), Stefan Wolf (10.39), Rex Stout (10.28), Natsuki Takaya (10.16), Fujisawa Tooru (10.14), Piers Anthony (10.13), BA Tortuga (10.06), Francine Pascal (10.05), Janette Oke (9.98), Tite Kubo (9.98), Terrance Dicks (9.97), Franklin W. Dixon (9.96), Rick Veitch (9.94), AA.VV. (9.92), Hisaya Nakajo (9.89), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.88), Stephanie Laurens (9.87), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.82)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (558,397), Stephen King (432,304), Terry Pratchett (354,122), J. R. R. Tolkien (274,051), C. S. Lewis (257,853), Neil Gaiman (235,993), William Shakespeare (225,781), Nora Roberts (224,520), Agatha Christie (206,170), James Patterson (187,339), Jane Austen (174,872), Isaac Asimov (168,971), Stephenie Meyer (163,906), Charles Dickens (163,631), John Grisham (152,630), Dan Brown (139,069), Janet Evanovich (139,038), Orson Scott Card (138,469), Anne McCaffrey (137,196), Dr. Seuss (130,283), Kurt Vonnegut (129,622), Dean Koontz (129,238), Anne Rice (125,314), Douglas Adams (123,766), George Orwell (122,548), Roald Dahl (120,819), John Steinbeck (118,095), Robert A. Heinlein (116,941), Mercedes Lackey (116,184), George R. R. Martin (114,569), Charlaine Harris (111,516), Margaret Atwood (106,273), Mark Twain (105,791), Laurell K. Hamilton (105,786), Suzanne Collins (104,772), Robert Jordan (102,819), Ernest Hemingway (99,367), Michael Crichton (99,178), Lemony Snicket (98,211), Piers Anthony (95,745), Fyodor Dostoevsky (94,862), Haruki Murakami (94,697), Mary Pope Osborne (93,389), Ray Bradbury (92,021), Philip Pullman (88,403), Jim Butcher (87,204), Gabriel García Márquez (87,093), Rick Riordan (86,104), Bill Bryson (84,571), Philip K. Dick (83,297), Jodi Picoult (82,901), Patricia Cornwell (82,783), Ursula K. Le Guin (82,696), Tom Clancy (82,154), David Eddings (81,946), F. Scott Fitzgerald (80,266), Arthur Conan Doyle (78,473), Frank Herbert (78,104), Carolyn Keene (77,270), Arthur C. Clarke (76,852), Tamora Pierce (76,349), J. D. Salinger (76,274), L. M. Montgomery (75,700), Neal Stephenson (75,627), Alexander McCall Smith (73,883), Michael Connelly (73,397), Umberto Eco (70,824), Chuck Palahniuk (70,694), Stieg Larsson (70,534), Madeleine L'Engle (70,322), John Irving (70,144), Marion Zimmer Bradley (68,440), Nicholas Sparks (68,326), Leo Tolstoy (67,939), Clive Cussler (66,920)

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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