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Vital Statistics

Members 1,934,901

Books cataloged 96,565,575

Tags added 116,587,103

Unique works 8,816,149

Reviews 2,407,762

Works reviewed 868,142

Ratings 14,828,433

Member-contributed covers 4,268,546

Author pictures 85,939

Venue pictures 12,563

Groups 10,439

Talk topics 168,987

Talk messages 5,094,862

Talk touchstones 3,737,472

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 220,176

Member Giveaway books given out 593,572

Total free books given out 813,748

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,693 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (29,499 books), Pages_Aplenty (28,447 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), Nedrin (27,567 books), Adolf_Ledesma (27,227 books), lyzard (27,206 books), diana.n.TBR (27,096 books, private), geoffmangum (25,464 books), spicere (25,133 books, private), stansteiner (25,039 books), credo (24,002 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), jenniebooks (23,210 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,822 books), KigaliLibrary (22,804 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,561 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (20,486 books, private), mhagenberg (20,336 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,958 books), realonedet (19,750 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,293 books), Dureo (19,162 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), alaskabookworm (18,445 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), tglovell (18,374 books), ltcl (18,323 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,053 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,041 books), steelprimate (17,968 books), shearrob (17,765 books), Harry_Vincent (17,708 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,675 books), DiosoLibrary (17,548 books), bertilak (17,442 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12010), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), Schmerguls (5244), wyvernfriend (4769), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4356), jon1lambert (3812), kitchengardenbooks (3744), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3664), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3593), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3377), bnielsen (3345), nwhyte (3333), AbigailAdams26 (3253), cowpeace (3061), ElizaJane (2908), elisa.rolle (2879), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), antiquary (2606), aulsmith (2583), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2298), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2009), satyridae (2000), kristi_test_01 (1991), debnance (1964), jbarr5 (1902), tjsjohanna (1895), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), krau0098 (1821), lamotm (1808), Liekederckx (1806), nbmars (1774), mahallett (1770), bintphotobooks (1767), maaward (1729), rhonda1111 (1726)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,646), gentlemania (74,735), calum-iain (56,484), gangleri (53,364), bertilak (49,780), mfd101 (44,768), msrau (41,650), vahistoricalsociety (40,734), DromJohn (38,375), Voglioleggere (29,100), Carolus (27,113), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,901), fnkelley (22,423), johninvienna (22,316), phillipsny04 (20,548), eromsted (18,634), Adolf_Ledesma (17,912), Wiszard (17,001), idiosyncratic (14,664), hudview (14,289), sgfein (14,158), dele2451 (13,834), PitcherBooks (13,694), IPCCLibrary (12,287), jntjesussaves (11,882), emherzog (11,264), BeitHallel (11,186), OffalyHistory (11,041), Neuromancer (10,942), freddybo1 (10,880), grbve (10,870), rolandperkins (10,446), manikap (10,312), lmdhs (10,302), Friendshaverford (9,926), JanWillemNoldus (9,877), HindeHouse (9,837), vpfluke (9,747), RobertDay (9,679), kijabi1 (9,583), jmacaulay (9,574), saraswati_library_mm (9,559), clpteensnewbooks (9,473), AGClibrary (9,454), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,205), LOC_YRC (8,965), fredem (8,923), nautilus_library (8,898), ipublishcentral (8,740)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,889,065), German (1,536,193), Japanese (859,237), Spanish (589,865), Italian (571,395), Dutch (490,065), Russian (430,493), Swedish (377,549), Greek (Ancient) (333,561), Latin (261,762), Portuguese (162,175), Danish (116,839), Hebrew (109,472), Norwegian (108,646), Chinese (107,638), Finnish (75,527), Polish (67,421), Multiple languages (67,195), Arabic (65,040), Czech (60,308), English (Middle) (42,926), Hungarian (28,710), Catalan (26,927), Icelandic (26,462), Turkish (26,201)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,806 reviews), Twilight (1,963 reviews), The Book Thief (1,513 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,454 reviews), Catching Fire (1,388 reviews), Mockingjay (1,303 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,246 reviews), The Help (1,210 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,171 reviews), The Road (1,108 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,074 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,068 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,046 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,027 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,023 reviews), The Giver (1,002 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (930 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (925 reviews), The Graveyard Book (911 reviews), Divergent (910 reviews), Breaking Dawn (900 reviews), New Moon (894 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (893 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (887 reviews), Gone Girl (868 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (80,596), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,535), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (69,461), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (68,853), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,662), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,117), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,778), The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (54,590), The Da Vinci Code (52,404), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,319), Pride and Prejudice (50,691), Catcher in the Rye (48,405), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,893), The Great Gatsby (44,883), Twilight (42,698), The Kite Runner (38,119), Animal Farm (36,718), The Hunger Games (36,628), Jane Eyre (36,392), The Lord of the Rings (34,595), Brave New World (34,360), New Moon (33,722), Angels & Demons (33,329), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,753), Life of Pi (32,074)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Absolute at Large (8.62), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (7.77), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (7.73), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.72), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.71), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), On Directing Film (6.92), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.84), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.72), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.65), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.47), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.4), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.14), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.07), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.01), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.85), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.85), The Best Awful (5.73), Wildlife (5.59), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.41), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.39), My Life As a Man (5.38), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13 : From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (5.24)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Robert J. Lang (12.46), Paul Jackson (7.39), Jane Wagner (5.72), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.21), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.89), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), Ollie Johnston (4.7), William R. Trumble (4.7), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.63), Steve Purcell (4.63), Jeff Brumbeau (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.6), Richard Williams (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Carla Emery (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.57), Tom Tierney (4.57), Adam Makos (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Adam Tooze (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.56), Albert Seba (4.55), Wallace Stevens (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Larry Gonick (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.53), Aaron Becker (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.52), James C. Christensen (4.52), Robert Kapilow (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Graham Greene (0), Brian Bates (0), Rich Shapero (1.52), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.04), Christopher Ransom (2.15), Randy Davila (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.34), 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 (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Anna Sam (2.67), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Simon (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), James Bradley (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Catherine Millet (2.71), Andrew Keen (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Eliza Kennedy (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Douglas Monroe (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.78), Robert D. Stueart (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Sharon Kendrick (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.82), Claude Izner (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (50.08), Marc Hempel (44.64), Henry James (44.24), Wilhelm Grimm (44.2), Gentry Lee (37.03), Paul Johnson (34.49), David Drake (30.5), Mark Victor Hansen (28.27), Edward FitzGerald (27.77), John L. Bull (26.86), Sam Kieth (25.67), Simone Beck (25.28), Steve White (23.18), Mike Allred (20), Richmond Lattimore (19.96), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.82), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.81), Skip Williams (18.67), Charles Vess (17.29), Kenneth Robeson (17.17), Lincoln Child (17.03), Richard Sapir (16.77), Albert Uderzo (15.81), David Ellis (15.63), Deborah Turner Harris (15.03), Yumi Tamura (13.93), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.43), Scott Dikkers (13.19), CLAMP (13.11), Jerry Pournelle (12.95), Nora Roberts (12.85), Saki Hiwatari (12.8), Neta Jackson (12.59), James Axler (12.57), Margit Sandemo (12.53), Walter Ralston Martin (12.5), Warren Murphy (12.47), Chie Shinohara (12.47), Dave McKean (12.42), Mercedes Lackey (12.42), Jack Cohen (12.29), Jill Thompson (11.98), Friedrich Engels (11.91), Don Pendleton (11.71), Rumiko Takahashi (11.53), Beverly Lewis (11.36), Bryan Talbot (11.35), Roger Leloup (11.3), Eiichiro Oda (11.27), Yoko Kamio (11.23), Gosho Aoyama (11.21), Various Artists (artist) (11.14), Sean Michael (11.13), Rob Kaplan (11.11), Naoki Urasawa (11.09), K. H. Scheer (11.03), Frank W. Abagnale (10.78), Kentaro Miura (10.69), DVD (10.63), Jack Kirby (10.63), Betty Neels (10.45), Carl Bernstein (10.38), Naoko Takeuchi (10.34), J. T. Edson (10.22), Stefan Wolf (10.2), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.19), Christine Feehan (10.18), Rick Veitch (10.11), Georgette Heyer (10.07), Mary Pope Osborne (10.03), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.93), Anne McCaffrey (9.93), Yuu Watase (9.91), Ken Akamatsu (9.88), Carolyn Keene (9.81), Lora Leigh (9.81), Piers Anthony (9.7), Akimine Kamijyo (9.65), Natsuki Takaya (9.62), Daisy Meadows (9.61), Rex Stout (9.59), John MacArthur (9.59), David Grene (9.57), Essie Summers (9.52), Terrance Dicks (9.5), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.43), Francine Pascal (9.39), John O'Brien (9.36), Fujisawa Tooru (9.36), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.34), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.33), Tite Kubo (9.3), Takeshi Konomi (9.3), Louis L'Amour (9.26), Kazuo Koike (9.23), Kazuya Minekura (9.21), Stephanie Laurens (9.19), Hisaya Nakajo (9.18), Diana Palmer (9.16), BA Tortuga (9.1)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (531,750), Stephen King (402,486), Terry Pratchett (334,799), J. R. R. Tolkien (257,069), C. S. Lewis (241,108), Neil Gaiman (220,164), William Shakespeare (211,417), Nora Roberts (205,549), Agatha Christie (190,349), James Patterson (169,931), Jane Austen (165,612), Isaac Asimov (159,814), Stephenie Meyer (157,259), Charles Dickens (153,161), John Grisham (141,979), Dan Brown (132,332), Orson Scott Card (131,451), Anne McCaffrey (130,714), Janet Evanovich (129,731), Kurt Vonnegut (123,370), Anne Rice (119,349), Dean Koontz (119,329), Dr. Seuss (118,080), Douglas Adams (118,000), George Orwell (116,311), Roald Dahl (112,450), Robert A. Heinlein (112,410), John Steinbeck (111,400), Mercedes Lackey (110,154), Charlaine Harris (104,108), George R. R. Martin (103,060), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,080), Margaret Atwood (99,579), Mark Twain (98,641), Robert Jordan (97,399), Suzanne Collins (96,347), Michael Crichton (93,693), Ernest Hemingway (93,458), Piers Anthony (91,685), Lemony Snicket (91,463), Fyodor Dostoevsky (89,951), Haruki Murakami (88,400), Ray Bradbury (86,094), Philip Pullman (84,651), Mary Pope Osborne (83,784), Gabriel García Márquez (82,934), Jim Butcher (79,897), Bill Bryson (79,650), Philip K. Dick (78,367), David Eddings (78,296), Jodi Picoult (78,235), Tom Clancy (77,961), Ursula K. Le Guin (77,859), Patricia Cornwell (76,709), F. Scott Fitzgerald (75,668), Rick Riordan (74,945), Frank Herbert (74,171), J. D. Salinger (73,075), Arthur C. Clarke (72,771), Tamora Pierce (72,376), Anonymous (72,054), Arthur Conan Doyle (71,978), Neal Stephenson (71,459), Carolyn Keene (71,239), L. M. Montgomery (71,067), Alexander McCall Smith (69,005), Chuck Palahniuk (67,534), John Irving (67,209), Umberto Eco (66,980), Stieg Larsson (66,601), Madeleine L'Engle (66,589), Michael Connelly (66,548), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,551), Leo Tolstoy (63,572), Nicholas Sparks (63,305)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,893,119), non-fiction (2,008,673), fantasy (1,613,709), history (1,594,364), to-read (1,507,481), science fiction (1,156,776), mystery (1,015,258), read (781,375), biography (721,378), poetry (607,088), novel (597,400), romance (556,806), humor (529,626), literature (514,679), reference (475,994), philosophy (461,363), ebook (461,139), art (449,128), historical fiction (442,618), unread (429,856), science (426,853), religion (424,801), children's (392,169), short stories (380,611), own (349,148), picture book (345,162), series (338,049), 20th century (327,154), sf (307,355), young adult (296,438), horror (280,411), children (278,317), travel (275,570), paperback (275,366), comics (272,888), wwii (272,661), kindle (272,211), memoir (269,399), music (267,931), manga (267,177), politics (252,800), graphic novel (251,699), cookbook (240,719), animals (236,273), adventure (230,710), classic (228,713), ya (228,503), hardcover (228,263), classics (227,834), england (224,951), anthology (224,853), family (222,786), thriller (222,549), crime (219,035), theology (211,333), (211,157), psychology (209,691), 19th century (190,727), usa (190,191), historical (180,530), american (174,078), christianity (173,177), cooking (173,131), essays (171,441), vampires (170,903), math (170,796), wishlist (164,017), sff (160,307), drama (159,084), magic (156,873), english (154,383), roman (153,299), american history (147,925), photography (147,739), autobiography (146,902)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,347), African-American Literature (7,046), Mystery and detective stories (7,038), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,576), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,329), 20th Century American Literature (2,973), contemporary American fiction (2,911), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,884), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,171), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,109), literatura norte-americana (2,026), criticism and interpretation (1,954), personal feelings and growth (1,870), Atlantian Reference Library (1,844), 19th Century British Literature (1,679), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,583), New Testament Commentaries (1,482), mother-daughter relationships (1,429), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,369), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,362), 20th century American fiction (1,332), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,299), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,219), american religious history (1,149), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,125), literary criticism and history (1,125), Littérature française. XXe (1,001), Christian historical fiction (998), Native American literature (991), utopian & dystopian literature (989), 20th Century United States (973), National Book Award Finalist (967), organizational development (963), library and information science (930), Contemporary American Literature (917), United States -- History -- Civil War (915), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (910), Penguin 20th-century Classics (895), human-animal relationships (892), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (887), Declaration of Independence (877), children's historical fiction (851), American History 19th Century (843), American History 20th Century (839), Österreichische Literatur (820), united states-19th century (809), British Historical Fiction (760)

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