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Vital Statistics

Members 1,974,329

Books cataloged 99,019,114

Tags added 119,897,892

Unique works 15,876,085

Reviews 2,495,525

Works reviewed 894,928

Ratings 15,174,918

Member-contributed covers 4,413,029

Author pictures 88,713

Venue pictures 12,918

Groups 10,568

Talk topics 172,003

Talk messages 5,219,685

Talk touchstones 3,865,192

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 231,036

Member Giveaway books given out 658,732

Total free books given out 889,768

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (52,048 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), stansteiner (38,168 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (31,405 books), davidgn (30,914 books), Adolf_Ledesma (30,236 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,868 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), Nedrin (28,232 books), lyzard (27,718 books), geoffmangum (26,527 books), spicere (26,276 books, private), jenniebooks (25,612 books), credo (24,002 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), EmScape (22,855 books), KigaliLibrary (22,667 books), e-zReader (21,977 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), howie (21,825 books), Leischen (21,721 books), apostate (21,171 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (21,020 books, private), mhagenberg (20,494 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), JeanLittleLibrary (20,252 books), gangleri (20,207 books), arjaygee (20,177 books), angelrose (19,968 books), realonedet (19,856 books), ltcl (19,721 books), Harry_Vincent (19,456 books), Dureo (19,162 books), steelprimate (19,058 books), alaskabookworm (18,994 books), mvuijlst (18,793 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), tglovell (18,586 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,199 books), kday_working (18,133 books), JaredMcLaine (18,118 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), Crypto-Willobie (18,052 books), diana.n.TBR (18,041 books, private)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12159), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6615), Schmerguls (5283), Sullywriter (5012), wyvernfriend (4922), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4378), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4139), jon1lambert (3877), kitchengardenbooks (3786), burnit99 (3693), vdb (3687), bnielsen (3483), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), nwhyte (3384), kika66 (3381), AbigailAdams26 (3276), cowpeace (3127), ElizaJane (3072), elisa.rolle (2888), aulsmith (2773), antiquary (2766), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), sstocks (2501), BeitHallel (2467), Renato (2372), Totarobookroom (2354), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2206), jbarr5 (2130), Budzul (2103), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), BRCSBooks (2009), debnance (2008), satyridae (2000), tjsjohanna (1948), krau0098 (1921), LisaMaria_C (1892), nbmars (1887), herebedragons (1887), lamotm (1861), Liekederckx (1841), mahallett (1830), bintphotobooks (1810), DinadansFriend (1775), 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 (1,926,932), German (1,551,674), Japanese (841,690), Spanish (610,483), Italian (583,333), Dutch (491,343), Russian (436,132), Swedish (384,443), Greek (Ancient) (324,881), Latin (260,494), Portuguese (164,541), Danish (115,165), Norwegian (111,759), Chinese (106,150), Hebrew (92,374), Finnish (77,059), Polish (69,498), Arabic (64,324), Czech (61,358), Multiple languages (47,376), Hungarian (29,481), Catalan (28,060), Turkish (27,252), Icelandic (26,994), Greek (24,384)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,861 reviews), Twilight (1,974 reviews), The Book Thief (1,543 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,464 reviews), Catching Fire (1,419 reviews), Mockingjay (1,338 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,252 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,250 reviews), The Help (1,230 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,184 reviews), The Road (1,119 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,080 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,056 reviews), The Giver (1,045 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,032 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,024 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (973 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (944 reviews), Divergent (935 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (934 reviews), The Graveyard Book (928 reviews), Gone Girl (912 reviews), Breaking Dawn (909 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (904 reviews), New Moon (902 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (81,518), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (70,263), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (70,152), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (69,519), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (68,385), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (67,796), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (64,464), The Hobbit (55,254), The Da Vinci Code (52,904), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,950), Pride and Prejudice (51,327), The Catcher in the Rye (48,955), To Kill a Mockingbird (48,836), The great Gatsby (45,583), Twilight (43,081), The Kite Runner (38,527), The Hunger Games (37,468), Animal Farm (37,150), Jane Eyre (36,859), The Lord of the Rings (34,982), Brave New World (34,867), New Moon (34,010), Angels & Demons (33,676), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (33,102), The Fellowship of the Ring (32,416)

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), The complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.81), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.81), The Fleece & 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), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.78), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.76), A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.76), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.76), 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), DC: The New Frontier (Absolute Edition) (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), Arthur G. Bennett (4.68), Ollie Johnston (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), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.57), Carla Emery (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.56), Ki Longfellow (4.56), Albert Seba (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Harold McGee (4.54), Bryan Stevenson (4.54), United States. (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 (4.52), Robert Kapilow (4.52), James C. Christensen (4.52), Menena Cottin (4.52), Thomas Nelson (4.52), Adam Makos (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Gail Boushey (4.51), Jane Sowerby (4.51), Clifford Ashley (4.51), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51), Gregory Boyle (4.51), Aaron Becker (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Tom Holt (0), Jonah Berger (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 (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Anna Sam (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.67), John Milne (2.67), Simon (2.69), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), Andrew Keen (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.74), Kevin Trudeau (2.75), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.76), 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), Heleen van Royen (2.82), Tawny Taylor (2.82), The Goldman Family (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 (50.64), Wilhelm Grimm (45.16), Marc Hempel (44.97), Henry James (44.83), Gentry Lee (37.64), David Drake (30.71), Mark Victor Hansen (28.82), John L. Bull (26.88), Sam Kieth (25.9), Simone Beck (25.52), Steve White (24.72), Jerry B. Jenkins (20.26), Mike Allred (20.14), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.94), Skip Williams (18.75), Richard Sapir (17.96), Kenneth Robeson (17.45), Lincoln Child (17.45), David Ellis (16.8), Albert Uderzo (15.97), Paul Johnson (15.47), Deborah Turner Harris (15.22), Charles Vess (14.81), Jerry Pournelle (14.36), Yumi Tamura (13.95), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.51), Scott Dikkers (13.25), Warren Murphy (13.25), CLAMP (13.19), Nora Roberts (13.11), James Axler (13.05), Neta Jackson (12.93), Margit Sandemo (12.86), Saki Hiwatari (12.82), Dave McKean (12.82), Walter Ralston Martin (12.78), Chie Shinohara (12.71), Don Pendleton (12.67), Mercedes Lackey (12.58), Jack Cohen (12.41), Friedrich Engels (12.21), Jill Thompson (12.05), Rumiko Takahashi (11.75), Eiichiro Oda (11.64), Gosho Aoyama (11.56), Naoki Urasawa (11.45), Bryan Talbot (11.44), various artists (11.36), Yoko Kamio (11.33), Roger Leloup (11.29), Sean Michael (11.26), K. H. Scheer (11.24), Rob Kaplan (11.23), Frank W. Abagnale (10.97), Kentaro Miura (10.91), Jack Kirby (10.89), Betty Neels (10.84), Naoko Takeuchi (10.68), Carl Bernstein (10.56), J. T. Edson (10.52), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.37), Mary Pope Osborne (10.35), Christine Feehan (10.35), Stefan Wolf (10.27), Georgette Heyer (10.22), Lora Leigh (10.13), Rick Veitch (10.13), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.12), Daisy Meadows (10.1), Beverly Lewis (10.06), Anne McCaffrey (10.04), Yuu Watase (10.02), Carolyn Keene (10.01), Ken Akamatsu (9.97), John O'Brien (9.93), Akimine Kamijyo (9.9), Gilbert Morris (9.88), DVD (9.87), Piers Anthony (9.85), Rex Stout (9.85), John MacArthur (9.77), Essie Summers (9.72), Francine Pascal (9.69), Natsuki Takaya (9.66), Louis L'Amour (9.56), Terrance Dicks (9.56), Fujisawa Tooru (9.51), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.48), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.48), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.4), Janette Oke (9.36), Tite Kubo (9.35), Kazuo Koike (9.34), BA Tortuga (9.33), Franklin W. Dixon (9.32), Diana Palmer (9.28), Richard J. Foster (9.27), Hisaya Nakajo (9.27), Kazuya Minekura (9.26), Stephanie Laurens (9.25)

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, Joe Hill, Andrew Gross, John Carey, Sholem Berger, Elizabeth Bear, 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 (537,671), Stephen King (408,815), Terry Pratchett (339,197), J. R. R. Tolkien (262,384), C. S. Lewis (245,402), Neil Gaiman (223,462), William Shakespeare (215,022), Nora Roberts (209,711), Agatha Christie (193,430), James Patterson (172,932), Jane Austen (167,712), Isaac Asimov (162,301), Stephenie Meyer (158,805), Charles Dickens (155,535), John Grisham (144,684), Dan Brown (134,032), Orson Scott Card (132,973), Anne McCaffrey (132,130), Janet Evanovich (131,399), Kurt Vonnegut (125,027), Dean Koontz (121,427), Dr. Seuss (121,000), Anne Rice (120,443), Douglas Adams (119,425), George Orwell (117,896), Roald Dahl (114,567), Robert A. Heinlein (113,670), John Steinbeck (113,212), Mercedes Lackey (111,606), George R. R. Martin (106,132), Charlaine Harris (105,435), Laurell K. Hamilton (101,737), Margaret Atwood (100,842), Mark Twain (100,569), Robert Jordan (98,662), Suzanne Collins (98,507), Ernest Hemingway (95,102), Michael Crichton (95,085), Piers Anthony (93,103), Lemony Snicket (92,924), Fyodor Dostoevsky (91,283), Haruki Murakami (90,089), Ray Bradbury (87,380), Mary Pope Osborne (86,496), Philip Pullman (85,342), Gabriel García Márquez (83,921), Jim Butcher (80,754), Bill Bryson (80,634), Tom Clancy (79,932), Philip K. Dick (79,500), Jodi Picoult (79,322), David Eddings (79,247), Ursula K. Le Guin (78,993), Patricia Cornwell (78,381), Rick Riordan (77,426), F. Scott Fitzgerald (76,856), Frank Herbert (75,130), Arthur C. Clarke (73,902), J. D. Salinger (73,865), Arthur Conan Doyle (73,541), Tamora Pierce (73,351), Neal Stephenson (72,674), Carolyn Keene (72,672), L. M. Montgomery (72,186), Anonymous (71,398), Alexander McCall Smith (70,236), Chuck Palahniuk (68,309), Michael Connelly (68,098), Umberto Eco (67,898), John Irving (67,818), Stieg Larsson (67,684), Madeleine L'Engle (67,568), Marion Zimmer Bradley (66,316), Leo Tolstoy (64,660), Nicholas Sparks (64,442)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,010,200), non-fiction (2,061,864), fantasy (1,649,482), history (1,637,861), to-read (1,468,265), science fiction (1,185,541), mystery (1,043,976), read (797,887), biography (740,418), poetry (622,009), novel (613,235), romance (573,558), humor (541,088), literature (528,573), ebook (485,343), reference (482,377), philosophy (471,588), art (462,789), historical fiction (457,867), science (439,356), religion (435,515), unread (433,197), children's (400,021), short stories (389,066), picture book (359,128), own (353,496), series (347,239), 20th century (337,710), sf (310,392), young adult (305,372), kindle (293,209), children (287,242), horror (286,922), wwii (283,362), paperback (281,698), travel (280,315), comics (279,401), memoir (277,003), music (276,522), manga (271,910), graphic novel (262,094), politics (259,563), tbr (257,208), animals (246,182), cookbook (245,675), adventure (238,828), ya (237,923), classics (233,405), family (233,058), hardcover (232,131), classic (231,734), england (231,224), thriller (230,195), anthology (229,294), crime (225,105), theology (215,726), psychology (215,348), (210,415), 19th century (196,446), usa (195,470), historical (183,963), american (178,188), christianity (177,532), cooking (175,986), math (175,164), essays (175,093), vampires (173,311), wishlist (167,781), drama (163,196), sff (162,865), magic (160,890), roman (158,601), english (157,565), american history (152,542), library (152,351)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,437), Mystery and detective stories (7,482), African-American Literature (7,274), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,655), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,349), 20th Century American Literature (3,063), contemporary American fiction (3,003), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,931), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,141), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,081), criticism and interpretation (2,062), literatura norte-americana (1,949), personal feelings and growth (1,874), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,697), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,597), New Testament Commentaries (1,571), mother-daughter relationships (1,458), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,435), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,376), 20th century American fiction (1,358), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,288), anthologies and collections (1,262), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,241), american religious history (1,173), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,162), Incarnations of Immortality (1,151), literary criticism and history (1,105), Native American literature (1,034), Christian historical fiction (1,023), Littérature française. XXe (1,009), 20th Century United States (989), National Book Award Finalist (984), organizational development (980), utopian & dystopian literature (980), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (959), library and information science (952), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (949), Declaration of Independence (944), human-animal relationships (942), United States -- History -- Civil War (923), Contemporary American Literature (916), Penguin 20th-century Classics (910), children's historical fiction (862), American History 19th Century (852), American History 20th Century (844), Literatura infanto-juvenil (842), united states-19th century (820)

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