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Vital Statistics

Members 2,054,109

Books cataloged 105,257,906

Tags added 127,395,470

Unique works held 9,831,950

Unique works total 17,175,056

Reviews 2,748,146

Works reviewed 963,867

Ratings 16,291,778

Member-contributed covers 4,691,570

Author pictures 94,283

Venue pictures 13,393

Groups 10,826

Talk topics 178,854

Talk messages 5,532,901

Talk touchstones 4,117,620

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 254,453

Member Giveaway books given out 757,112

Total free books given out 1,011,565

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), jonathan_rigby (52,784 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), stansteiner (38,232 books), davidgn (36,782 books), Adolf_Ledesma (36,400 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (33,262 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), Nedrin (29,435 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), Pages_Aplenty (28,461 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), jenniebooks (28,395 books), e-zReader (28,388 books), lyzard (28,067 books), spicere (28,061 books, private), geoffmangum (27,545 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), credo (24,003 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), EmScape (22,936 books), hyades (22,913 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,856 books), JeanLittleLibrary (22,525 books), ltcl (22,369 books), howie (21,969 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), diana.n.TBR (21,846 books, private), Harry_Vincent (21,780 books), 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 (20,269 books), gangleri (20,230 books), INorris (20,172 books), angelrose (19,968 books), SalemAthenaeum (19,736 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,581 books), brs (19,565 books), steelprimate (19,381 books), alaskabookworm (19,230 books), Dureo (19,162 books), tglovell (19,105 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12326), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6643), Schmerguls (5347), wyvernfriend (5145), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4440), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4047), bnielsen (3858), kitchengardenbooks (3817), burnit99 (3744), vdb (3687), nwhyte (3563), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), cowpeace (3378), AbigailAdams26 (3370), ElizaJane (3364), antiquary (2939), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), shanaqui (2739), jbarr5 (2687), Farella (2634), sstocks (2553), BeitHallel (2467), Renato (2465), Totarobookroom (2354), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2207), krau0098 (2110), debnance (2110), Budzul (2103), nbmars (2098), Salsabrarian (2096), Liekederckx (2082), HB-Library (2071), tjsjohanna (2042), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2008), satyridae (2000), lamotm (1972), DinadansFriend (1945), comfypants (1927), mahallett (1921)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (162,201), gentlemania (78,545), calum-iain (72,446), MatthewCoomber (69,671), bertilak (59,152), gangleri (53,199), mfd101 (43,754), vahistoricalsociety (41,905), msrau (41,461), DromJohn (38,446), Voglioleggere (32,825), Wiszard (30,805), eromsted (30,282), Carolus (27,045), fnkelley (25,588), johninvienna (25,503), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,686), Adolf_Ledesma (24,513), phillipsny04 (20,546), dele2451 (15,703), hudview (15,610), PitcherBooks (15,473), idiosyncratic (15,311), sgfein (14,334), IPCCLibrary (12,823), lolitaguy (12,195), freddybo1 (11,148), BeitHallel (11,147), lmdhs (10,872), rolandperkins (10,851), Neuromancer (10,828), grbve (10,770), vpfluke (10,203), JanWillemNoldus (10,041), PeskyLibrary (10,012), uath (10,009), CSUTheatreDance (9,917), Friendshaverford (9,833), saraswati_library_mm (9,781), HindeHouse (9,723), RobertDay (9,596), kijabi1 (9,539), jmacaulay (9,535), AGClibrary (9,527), nautilus_library (9,343), cirdan747 (9,230), fredem (9,224), clpteensnewbooks (9,079), Embarquer (9,046), rfeldstein (9,027)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,818,900), German (1,406,394), Spanish (620,055), Italian (557,504), Japanese (531,773), Dutch (476,733), Russian (416,476), Swedish (358,818), Greek (Ancient) (259,448), Latin (225,450), Portuguese (140,606), Danish (95,393), Norwegian (91,644), Chinese (81,653), Finnish (79,947), Hebrew (74,735), Polish (66,498), Czech (62,683), Arabic (56,518), Catalan (30,648), Hungarian (28,820), Turkish (28,592), Multiple languages (26,204), Icelandic (25,628), Greek (24,122)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,930 reviews), Twilight (2,019 reviews), The Book Thief (1,662 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,504 reviews), Catching Fire (1,500 reviews), Mockingjay (1,431 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,318 reviews), The Help (1,305 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,303 reviews), The Road (1,160 reviews), The Giver (1,160 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,134 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,120 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,120 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,108 reviews), Divergent (1,076 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,070 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,053 reviews), Gone Girl (1,039 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,037 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,015 reviews), The Graveyard Book (972 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (964 reviews), Breaking Dawn (939 reviews), New Moon (930 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), 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 Complete Far Side (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (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), A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.75)

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), William R. Trumble (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.69), William M. Gaines (4.68), Karl Elliger (4.65), Luigi Serafini (4.63), Harold Abelson (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Richard Williams (4.61), George Frideric Handel (4.6), Tom Tierney (4.6), Steve Purcell (4.59), June Hiatt (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Carla Emery (4.56), Matthew Desmond (4.56), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.56), Jeff Brumbeau (4.55), Michael Whelan (4.55), Albert Seba (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), Ki Longfellow (4.54), Drew Daywalt (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), James C. Christensen (4.53), David Allen Sibley (4.53), Adam Makos (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.51), Bryan Stevenson (4.51), Robert Bringhurst (4.51), Aaron Becker (4.51), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Joseph Fink (0), Joe McNally (0), Rich Shapero (1.62), Books LLC (1.83), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.06), 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. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.61), Arabella Weir (2.64), Ellen Fein (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Anna Sam (2.66), John Milne (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.68), Simon (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.7), The Goldman Family (2.71), Erich von Däniken (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Trudy Baker (2.73), Phoenix Desmond (2.73), Catherine Millet (2.73), Charlotte Roche (2.75), Steve Lookner (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), Eden Cole (2.78), James Bradley (2.79), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Theresa Schwegel (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.81), Tawny Taylor (2.81), Kevin Trudeau (2.81), Nostradamus (2.81), Naomi Kramer (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (52.05), Wilhelm Grimm (47.67), Marc Hempel (46.3), Gentry Lee (38.97), David Ellis (32.23), Mark Victor Hansen (30.33), David Drake (29.5), John L. Bull (28.07), Sam Kieth (27.42), George R. Stewart (27.03), Simone Beck (26.49), Steve White (25.58), Jerry B. Jenkins (21.17), Mike Allred (20.87), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.42), Skip Williams (19.1), Lincoln Child (18.68), Richard Sapir (18.44), Tasha Tudor (17.86), Albert Uderzo (17.63), Kenneth Robeson (17.61), Charles Vess (16.77), Alexandre Dumas (16.66), Deborah Turner Harris (15.71), Paul Johnson (15.03), Yumi Tamura (14.82), Jerry Pournelle (14.73), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (14.05), Nora Roberts (13.98), Don Pendleton (13.78), CLAMP (13.77), Warren Murphy (13.75), Scott Dikkers (13.7), Neta Jackson (13.69), James Axler (13.55), Chie Shinohara (13.47), Margit Sandemo (13.46), Dave McKean (13.35), Walter Ralston Martin (13.3), Henry James (13.21), Saki Hiwatari (13.2), Mercedes Lackey (13.07), Milo Manara (13.06), Eiichiro Oda (12.94), Jack Cohen (12.93), Friedrich Engels (12.7), K. H. Scheer (12.48), Roger Leloup (12.46), Naoki Urasawa (12.45), Jill Thompson (12.43), Various Artists (12.37), Rumiko Takahashi (12.26), Richard J. Foster (12.23), Sean Michael (12.06), Betty Neels (12), Bryan Talbot (11.88), Yoko Kamio (11.76), Gosho Aoyama (11.72), Rob Kaplan (11.69), Kentaro Miura (11.67), Daisy Meadows (11.54), Frank W. Abagnale (11.53), Naoko Takeuchi (11.51), Jack Kirby (11.45), Mary Pope Osborne (11.05), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.89), Christine Feehan (10.88), J. T. Edson (10.85), Lora Leigh (10.79), Carl Bernstein (10.74), Georgette Heyer (10.7), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.68), Akimine Kamijyo (10.63), Essie Summers (10.62), Carolyn Keene (10.61), Beverly Lewis (10.6), Yuu Watase (10.57), Anne McCaffrey (10.39), Ken Akamatsu (10.38), Stefan Wolf (10.36), Louis L'Amour (10.36), Gilbert Morris (10.35), Rex Stout (10.24), Natsuki Takaya (10.13), Fujisawa Tooru (10.11), Piers Anthony (10.11), Francine Pascal (10.09), BA Tortuga (10.05), Janette Oke (9.97), Hisaya Nakajo (9.92), Tite Kubo (9.91), Terrance Dicks (9.91), Franklin W. Dixon (9.89), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.88), Rick Veitch (9.86), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.8), Stephanie Laurens (9.79), Soryo Fuyumi (9.77), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.74), Takeshi Konomi (9.74)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (556,820), Stephen King (430,240), Terry Pratchett (352,710), J. R. R. Tolkien (273,172), C. S. Lewis (256,796), Neil Gaiman (235,014), William Shakespeare (224,958), Nora Roberts (223,423), Agatha Christie (205,129), James Patterson (186,258), Jane Austen (174,344), Isaac Asimov (168,612), Stephenie Meyer (163,502), Charles Dickens (163,028), John Grisham (152,023), Dan Brown (138,671), Janet Evanovich (138,439), Orson Scott Card (138,056), Anne McCaffrey (136,775), Dr. Seuss (129,424), Kurt Vonnegut (129,234), Dean Koontz (128,599), Anne Rice (125,000), Douglas Adams (123,413), George Orwell (122,184), Roald Dahl (120,301), John Steinbeck (117,647), Robert A. Heinlein (116,543), Mercedes Lackey (115,922), George R. R. Martin (113,869), Charlaine Harris (111,073), Margaret Atwood (105,856), Laurell K. Hamilton (105,462), Mark Twain (105,423), Suzanne Collins (104,206), Robert Jordan (102,451), Ernest Hemingway (98,956), Michael Crichton (98,764), Lemony Snicket (97,845), Piers Anthony (95,580), Fyodor Dostoevsky (94,532), Haruki Murakami (94,402), Mary Pope Osborne (92,449), Ray Bradbury (91,638), Philip Pullman (88,207), Jim Butcher (86,781), Gabriel García Márquez (86,735), Rick Riordan (85,202), Bill Bryson (84,286), Tom Clancy (83,270), Philip K. Dick (82,891), Jodi Picoult (82,672), Patricia Cornwell (82,538), Ursula K. Le Guin (82,391), David Eddings (81,743), F. Scott Fitzgerald (79,954), Arthur Conan Doyle (78,051), Frank Herbert (77,909), Carolyn Keene (77,041), Arthur C. Clarke (76,596), Tamora Pierce (76,111), J. D. Salinger (76,087), L. M. Montgomery (75,371), Neal Stephenson (75,361), Alexander McCall Smith (73,523), Michael Connelly (73,047), Umberto Eco (70,596), Chuck Palahniuk (70,538), Anonymous (70,415), Stieg Larsson (70,328), Madeleine L'Engle (70,037), John Irving (69,978), Marion Zimmer Bradley (68,225), Nicholas Sparks (68,026), Leo Tolstoy (67,695)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,163,171), to-read (2,138,966), non-fiction (2,138,575), fantasy (1,718,300), history (1,691,299), science fiction (1,227,090), mystery (1,099,378), read (823,668), biography (770,486), poetry (638,523), novel (631,677), romance (606,339), humor (563,210), literature (543,348), ebook (539,570), reference (492,673), historical fiction (489,926), philosophy (482,844), art (475,849), science (453,835), religion (447,630), unread (446,940), children's (412,864), short stories (401,461), picture book (382,756), series (375,254), own (373,482), 20th century (361,172), kindle (340,478), young adult (333,715), sf (317,734), horror (301,550), children (299,103), wwii (297,152), comics (291,376), memoir (289,485), paperback (288,762), music (287,748), manga (285,173), travel (284,140), politics (267,510), animals (259,758), cookbook (253,153), adventure (252,224), ya (252,090), family (248,903), thriller (244,168), classics (242,679), england (242,629), classic (240,099), hardcover (238,569), anthology (237,114), crime (235,259), graphic novel (225,539), psychology (222,514), theology (221,470), (209,157), usa (204,128), 19th century (201,971), historical (191,268), christianity (182,839), american (182,715), cooking (180,507), essays (180,409), vampires (180,197), math (179,258), wishlist (175,318), drama (168,888), magic (168,812), library (164,347), roman (163,158), english (162,551), photography (161,479), american history (158,635), autobiography (156,603)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,929), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,260), Mystery and detective stories (7,815), African-American Literature (7,594), Science Fiction and Fantasy (6,173), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (5,718), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,410), 20th Century American Literature (3,237), contemporary American fiction (3,149), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,125), biography/autobiography/memoir (2,839), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,205), criticism and interpretation (2,128), Literary Criticism and Theory (1,982), personal feelings and growth (1,888), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,792), mother-daughter relationships (1,693), picture book: intermediate (1,661), Cambridge University Press (1,606), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,519), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,419), 20th century American fiction (1,381), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,338), literary criticism and history (1,308), anthologies and collections (1,302), 19th Century American Literature (1,276), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,260), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,218), american religious history (1,211), Incarnations of Immortality (1,189), Christian historical fiction (1,119), Native American literature (1,105), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,074), 20th Century United States (1,058), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,052), human-animal relationships (1,049), National Book Award Finalist (1,037), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,035), Littérature française. XXe (1,035), organizational development (1,009), library and information science (1,003), Declaration of Independence (1,002), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (962), Penguin 20th-century Classics (959), young adult science fiction (913), Contemporary American Literature (912), children's historical fiction (897), Literatura infanto-juvenil (889), world war ii-pacific theatre (861)

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