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Vital Statistics

Members 2,026,798

Books cataloged 102,988,876

Tags added 124,787,895

Unique works held 9,547,076

Unique works total 16,712,520

Reviews 2,654,670

Works reviewed 939,936

Ratings 15,896,988

Member-contributed covers 4,593,518

Author pictures 92,319

Venue pictures 13,234

Groups 10,737

Talk topics 176,831

Talk messages 5,425,409

Talk touchstones 4,033,322

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 242,737

Member Giveaway books given out 720,913

Total free books given out 963,650

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (52,435 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), stansteiner (38,232 books), davidgn (36,671 books), Kaethe (35,152 books), Adolf_Ledesma (33,704 books), calum-iain (32,860 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), Pages_Aplenty (29,067 books), Nedrin (29,047 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,069 books), jenniebooks (27,392 books), geoffmangum (27,350 books), spicere (27,334 books, private), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), e-zReader (25,322 books), credo (24,003 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), EmScape (22,927 books), KigaliLibrary (22,826 books), hyades (22,172 books, private), diana.n.TBR (22,160 books, private), howie (21,941 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), JeanLittleLibrary (21,836 books), Leischen (21,721 books), ltcl (21,468 books), mhagenberg (21,274 books), apostate (21,171 books), Harry_Vincent (21,151 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), realonedet (20,811 books), arjaygee (20,480 books), firstfloor1 (20,441 books), gangleri (20,230 books), angelrose (19,968 books), debicakes77 (19,706 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (19,405 books), steelprimate (19,363 books), sjcmce (19,224 books), Dureo (19,162 books), brs (19,150 books), alaskabookworm (19,150 books), tglovell (18,978 books), SalemAthenaeum (18,923 books), mvuijlst (18,793 books), INorris (18,743 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12277), BlueTysonSS (11366), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6639), Schmerguls (5324), wyvernfriend (5073), Sullywriter (5012), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4318), jon1lambert (3985), kitchengardenbooks (3800), bnielsen (3730), burnit99 (3727), vdb (3687), nwhyte (3520), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), AbigailAdams26 (3315), cowpeace (3285), ElizaJane (3264), antiquary (2896), elisa.rolle (2894), aulsmith (2871), shanaqui (2739), HeatherLINC (2680), Farella (2634), sstocks (2543), jbarr5 (2532), BeitHallel (2467), Renato (2438), Totarobookroom (2354), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (2265), antimuzak (2207), Budzul (2103), debnance (2074), Liekederckx (2064), Salsabrarian (2057), krau0098 (2046), 1stPresbyterianPeru (2038), nbmars (2021), BRCSBooks (2008), satyridae (2000), tjsjohanna (1989), lamotm (1942), LisaMaria_C (1897), mahallett (1890), herebedragons (1887), DinadansFriend (1883)

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), rfeldstein (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 (1,877,695), German (1,461,823), Japanese (636,654), Spanish (634,651), Italian (573,901), Dutch (475,591), Russian (423,581), Swedish (384,826), Greek (Ancient) (290,407), Latin (243,602), Portuguese (141,147), Danish (102,986), Norwegian (101,220), Chinese (98,594), Hebrew (79,134), Finnish (78,604), Polish (69,409), Czech (62,508), Arabic (59,420), Multiple languages (30,783), Catalan (29,626), Hungarian (28,784), Turkish (27,952), Icelandic (26,938), Greek (24,795)

recent users

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,889 reviews), Twilight (1,998 reviews), The Book Thief (1,613 reviews), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (1,492 reviews), Catching Fire (1,485 reviews), Mockingjay (1,396 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,296 reviews), The Help (1,289 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,259 reviews), The Road (1,154 reviews), The Giver (1,120 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,110 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,104 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,088 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,085 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,056 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,042 reviews), Divergent (1,012 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,010 reviews), Gone Girl (1,000 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (984 reviews), The Graveyard Book (958 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (943 reviews), Breaking Dawn (924 reviews), New Moon (917 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (83,211), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (71,372), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (71,187), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (70,640), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (69,377), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (68,831), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (65,507), The Hobbit (56,493), The Da Vinci Code (53,534), 1984 (52,888), Pride and Prejudice (52,146), To Kill a Mockingbird (50,032), The Catcher in the Rye (49,735), The Great Gatsby (46,354), Twilight (43,449), The Kite Runner (39,087), The Hunger Games (38,217), Animal Farm (37,827), Jane Eyre (37,500), The Lord of the Rings (35,522), Brave New World (35,520), New Moon (34,416), Angels & Demons (34,142), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (33,582), The Fellowship of the Ring (33,075)

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 complete Aubrey/Maturin novels (4.81), The Complete Far Side (4.8), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.78), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.78), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.78), Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 28: The Lotus Throne (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.77), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.77), A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.76), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.76), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete BBC Radio Series (4.75)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.74), 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), Jennifer Block (4.63), Harold Abelson (4.62), Luigi Serafini (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Don Rosa (4.61), Richard Williams (4.61), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.6), Steve Purcell (4.59), Ninya Mikhaila (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Michael Whelan (4.57), Carla Emery (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.56), Jeff Brumbeau (4.56), June Hiatt (4.56), Ki Longfellow (4.56), Albert Seba (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.54), Adam Makos (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.54), James C. Christensen (4.53), David Allen Sibley (4.53), Robert Kapilow (4.53), Drew Daywalt (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.53), Aaron Becker (4.52), United States. (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.52), Douglas A. Blackmon (4.51), Jane Sowerby (4.51), Jim Pojar (4.51), Gail Boushey (4.51), The Lockman Foundation (4.5), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.5)

50 lowest-rated authors

Chris Owen (0), Samuel Richardson (0), Tom Robbins (0), Maggie O'Farrell (0), John A. Flanagan (0), A. G. Howard (0), Stephanie Alexander (0), Rich Shapero (1.54), Books LLC (1.83), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.05), Randy Davila (2.17), Christopher Ransom (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.38), Jessica Cutler (2.39), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.52), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.55), Ellen Fein (2.57), Simon Cox (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.61), Arabella Weir (2.65), Adèle Lang (2.65), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Anna Sam (2.66), John Milne (2.67), Simon (2.69), Andrew Keen (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), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.76), Douglas Monroe (2.77), Kevin Trudeau (2.78), The Goldman Family (2.78), Steve Lookner (2.79), James Bradley (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Tawny Taylor (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Robert D. Stueart (2.8), Naomi Kramer (2.8), Theresa Schwegel (2.8)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (51.85), Wilhelm Grimm (46.78), Marc Hempel (45.88), Gentry Lee (38.79), David Ellis (30.17), Mark Victor Hansen (29.65), David Drake (29.54), John L. Bull (27.79), Sam Kieth (27.09), George R. Stewart (26.78), Simone Beck (26.19), Steve White (25.33), Jerry B. Jenkins (20.89), Mike Allred (20.62), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (20.39), Skip Williams (19), Lincoln Child (18.37), Richard Sapir (18.19), Kenneth Robeson (17.52), Albert Uderzo (17.33), Charles Vess (16.6), Paul Johnson (16.06), Deborah Turner Harris (15.52), Various Artists (15.02), Jerry Pournelle (14.68), Yumi Tamura (14.55), Henry James (14.18), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.95), Nora Roberts (13.78), Don Pendleton (13.62), Scott Dikkers (13.59), CLAMP (13.54), Warren Murphy (13.53), Chie Shinohara (13.5), James Axler (13.47), Neta Jackson (13.4), Margit Sandemo (13.32), Dave McKean (13.19), Saki Hiwatari (13.16), Walter Ralston Martin (13.14), Mercedes Lackey (12.99), Milo Manara (12.89), Jack Cohen (12.87), Eiichiro Oda (12.82), Friedrich Engels (12.53), Jill Thompson (12.32), K. H. Scheer (12.08), Naoki Urasawa (12.07), Rumiko Takahashi (12.04), Roger Leloup (11.99), Betty Neels (11.82), Sean Michael (11.79), Richard J. Foster (11.79), Bryan Talbot (11.77), Gosho Aoyama (11.67), Yoko Kamio (11.61), Rob Kaplan (11.55), Rick Veitch (11.43), Naoko Takeuchi (11.38), Frank W. Abagnale (11.37), Kentaro Miura (11.35), Jack Kirby (11.21), Daisy Meadows (11.15), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.89), J. T. Edson (10.83), Christine Feehan (10.78), Mary Pope Osborne (10.78), Beverly Lewis (10.73), Lora Leigh (10.7), Georgette Heyer (10.64), Carl Bernstein (10.62), Essie Summers (10.52), Nobuhiro Watsuki (10.52), Carolyn Keene (10.41), Akimine Kamijyo (10.41), Yuu Watase (10.35), Stefan Wolf (10.33), Anne McCaffrey (10.33), Ken Akamatsu (10.25), Rex Stout (10.24), Gilbert Morris (10.22), John MacArthur (10.11), Piers Anthony (10.1), Natsuki Takaya (9.97), Francine Pascal (9.97), Louis L'Amour (9.93), Janette Oke (9.91), BA Tortuga (9.85), Tite Kubo (9.83), Fujisawa Tooru (9.83), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.83), Terrance Dicks (9.82), Takeshi Konomi (9.76), Franklin W. Dixon (9.75), Hisaya Nakajo (9.73), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.7), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.69), Diana Palmer (9.68), Soryo Fuyumi (9.65), Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (9.64)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, John Green, Don Maitz, David Brin, Sandra Brown, 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, Katie MacAlister, Elizabeth Bear, Andrew Gross, John Carey, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Chaon, James Dashner, Janny Wurts, Nancy Holder, Melissa Marr, Manon Smits, Sarah M. Anderson, Susan Mallery, Jo Beverley, Sharon Kay Penman, Tite Kubo, Susan Wittig Albert, Adriana Trigiani, Edward R. Tufte, Alan Furst, Susan Wiggs, Randy Alcorn, Sarah Addison Allen, Marie Jones, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geerten Meijsing, Matthew Pearl, Sharon Lee, Lynn Viehl, Tatiana Holway, Adriana Hunter — see the full list.

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (549,820), Stephen King (423,849), Terry Pratchett (348,873), J. R. R. Tolkien (269,479), C. S. Lewis (252,633), Neil Gaiman (231,678), William Shakespeare (221,018), Nora Roberts (220,534), Agatha Christie (202,680), James Patterson (182,406), Jane Austen (171,834), Isaac Asimov (167,015), Stephenie Meyer (161,889), Charles Dickens (160,040), John Grisham (149,923), Orson Scott Card (136,999), Dan Brown (136,896), Janet Evanovich (136,677), Anne McCaffrey (135,981), Kurt Vonnegut (127,830), Dr. Seuss (126,482), Dean Koontz (126,432), Anne Rice (123,661), Douglas Adams (122,344), George Orwell (120,716), Roald Dahl (118,294), Robert A. Heinlein (116,357), John Steinbeck (116,214), Mercedes Lackey (115,293), George R. R. Martin (111,478), Charlaine Harris (109,847), Laurell K. Hamilton (104,901), Margaret Atwood (104,529), Mark Twain (103,751), Suzanne Collins (102,243), Robert Jordan (101,280), Michael Crichton (97,708), Ernest Hemingway (97,561), Lemony Snicket (96,364), Piers Anthony (95,478), Fyodor Dostoevsky (93,487), Haruki Murakami (93,052), Ray Bradbury (90,309), Mary Pope Osborne (90,131), Philip Pullman (87,379), Jim Butcher (85,962), Gabriel García Márquez (85,753), Bill Bryson (83,094), Rick Riordan (82,707), Tom Clancy (82,301), Philip K. Dick (82,013), Jodi Picoult (81,899), Patricia Cornwell (81,704), Ursula K. Le Guin (81,317), David Eddings (81,091), F. Scott Fitzgerald (78,959), Frank Herbert (77,003), Arthur Conan Doyle (76,572), Arthur C. Clarke (76,122), Carolyn Keene (75,567), Tamora Pierce (75,374), J. D. Salinger (75,369), Neal Stephenson (74,756), L. M. Montgomery (74,214), Alexander McCall Smith (72,685), Michael Connelly (71,708), Chuck Palahniuk (69,854), Stieg Larsson (69,701), Umberto Eco (69,648), Anonymous (69,515), John Irving (69,391), Madeleine L'Engle (69,350), Marion Zimmer Bradley (67,874), Nicholas Sparks (66,788), Leo Tolstoy (66,633)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,054,258), non-fiction (2,082,221), to-read (1,823,692), fantasy (1,664,336), history (1,656,197), science fiction (1,194,021), mystery (1,055,126), read (805,913), biography (751,007), poetry (627,576), novel (618,938), romance (580,536), humor (545,722), literature (533,003), ebook (501,341), reference (485,951), philosophy (474,362), art (467,256), historical fiction (463,930), science (443,668), religion (438,244), unread (435,605), children's (403,214), short stories (392,516), picture book (364,088), own (357,900), 20th century (354,266), series (351,867), sf (313,289), young adult (309,300), kindle (301,523), children (290,601), horror (290,401), wwii (287,907), paperback (285,010), comics (283,463), travel (282,664), music (280,976), memoir (280,119), manga (274,466), graphic novel (267,988), politics (262,335), animals (250,272), cookbook (247,583), adventure (242,111), ya (242,028), family (237,175), classics (235,211), hardcover (234,676), england (234,364), thriller (233,797), classic (233,265), anthology (231,664), crime (227,572), psychology (217,593), theology (217,570), (210,158), usa (198,277), 19th century (198,223), historical (185,215), american (179,926), christianity (179,023), essays (177,146), cooking (176,924), math (176,530), vampires (174,627), wishlist (172,264), drama (165,665), magic (162,824), english (159,686), roman (159,678), photography (157,617), american history (154,839), library (154,362), autobiography (152,621)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (36,830), 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (12,604), Mystery and detective stories (7,714), African-American Literature (7,439), Science Fiction and Fantasy (6,115), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (5,661), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,745), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,370), 20th Century American Literature (3,185), contemporary American fiction (3,099), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,052), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,202), criticism and interpretation (2,104), Literary Criticism and Theory (1,974), personal feelings and growth (1,889), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), 19th Century British Literature (1,788), picture book: intermediate (1,661), mother-daughter relationships (1,619), New Testament Commentaries (1,617), Cambridge University Press (1,605), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,493), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,402), 20th century American fiction (1,373), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,310), anthologies and collections (1,302), 19th Century American Literature (1,272), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,259), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,209), american religious history (1,201), Incarnations of Immortality (1,188), literary criticism and history (1,178), Christian historical fiction (1,089), Native American literature (1,085), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,054), 20th Century United States (1,053), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,027), National Book Award Finalist (1,024), Littérature française. XXe (1,022), organizational development (998), library and information science (988), Declaration of Independence (986), human-animal relationships (984), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (961), United States -- History -- Civil War (935), Penguin 20th-century Classics (922), Contemporary American Literature (911), young adult science fiction (905), children's historical fiction (892), Literatura infanto-juvenil (881)

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