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Vital Statistics

Members 1,804,734

Books cataloged 89,414,854

Tags added 107,367,744

Unique works 8,176,942

Reviews 2,139,979

Works reviewed 788,974

Ratings 13,603,130

Member-contributed covers 3,878,637

Author pictures 78,361

Venue pictures 11,230

Groups 9,997

Talk topics 157,462

Talk messages 4,610,333

Talk touchstones 3,275,693

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 182,691

Member Giveaway books given out 400,162

Total free books given out 582,853

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (65,535 books), jonathan_rigby (50,684 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), lyzard (26,441 books), Nedrin (25,450 books), stansteiner (25,039 books), calum-iain (24,836 books), geoffmangum (24,432 books), Pages_Aplenty (24,372 books), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,585 books), elpaolo (23,089 books, private), spicere (22,365 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,004 books), Leischen (21,721 books), EmScape (21,651 books), pharuehut (21,378 books, private), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), howie (20,998 books), gangleri (20,185 books), diana.n (20,067 books), angelrose (19,966 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,181 books), Dureo (19,162 books), arjaygee (19,107 books), firstfloor1 (18,973 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), hyades (18,405 books, private), meftung (18,275 books, private), sljmbll (18,099 books), kday_working (18,018 books), tglovell (17,831 books), shearrob (17,765 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (17,563 books), mhagenberg (17,444 books), alaskabookworm (17,099 books), shop20q (16,950 books), JaredMcLaine (16,632 books), DiosoLibrary (16,628 books), bertilak (16,578 books), SalemAthenaeum (16,405 books), Adolf_Ledesma (16,250 books), bookitty (16,220 books, private), Crypto-Willobie (16,178 books), cmorr (15,927 books, private), LamSon (15,819 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11525), BlueTysonSS (11365), kijabi1 (6456), Schmerguls (5126), GeniusJen (4538), wyvernfriend (4456), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4230), vdb (3687), kitchengardenbooks (3661), jon1lambert (3655), burnit99 (3529), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3374), AbigailAdams26 (3182), nwhyte (3083), Sullywriter (2852), bnielsen (2827), elisa.rolle (2824), cowpeace (2719), Farella (2634), BiblioLorenzoLodi (2593), shanaqui (2580), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), ElizaJane (2390), Totarobookroom (2354), antiquary (2220), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), Renato (2078), satyridae (2000), aulsmith (1958), herebedragons (1887), LisaMaria_C (1884), BRCSBooks (1871), tjsjohanna (1799), debnance (1773), Liekederckx (1751), maaward (1729), TRIARC (1696), keylawk (1696), romsfuulynn (1690), CHINEDESENFANTS (1684), bintphotobooks (1684), lamotm (1669), andreahodges (1635), mahallett (1619), SunnySD (1574)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,621), gentlemania (66,020), gangleri (53,337), calum-iain (50,643), bertilak (41,849), msrau (41,628), mfd101 (38,798), DromJohn (38,294), vahistoricalsociety (35,794), Carolus (26,695), Voglioleggere (25,895), Wraith_Ravenscroft (22,058), phillipsny04 (20,347), johninvienna (19,332), fnkelley (19,330), eromsted (18,163), idiosyncratic (14,418), sgfein (13,866), Wiszard (13,785), hudview (12,329), BeitHallel (11,181), Neuromancer (10,921), dele2451 (10,638), emherzog (10,561), freddybo1 (10,416), HindeHouse (9,826), Adolf_Ledesma (9,812), lmdhs (9,687), Friendshaverford (9,577), jmacaulay (9,572), PitcherBooks (9,562), JanWillemNoldus (9,499), kijabi1 (9,361), rolandperkins (9,337), cirdan747 (9,282), clpteensnewbooks (9,156), RobertDay (9,120), grbve (9,042), saraswati_library_mm (8,995), AGClibrary (8,924), vpfluke (8,780), ipublishcentral (8,720), nautilus_library (8,587), fredem (8,454), Zineapothecary (8,422), stmarysadult (8,058), PeskyLibrary (8,039), Kjuhase (8,010), loonybaloony (7,916), P.S.Dorpmans (7,465)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,262,941), German (972,724), Japanese (573,234), Spanish (413,694), Italian (365,287), Russian (323,595), Greek (Ancient) (276,242), Swedish (240,566), Dutch (219,384), Latin (198,537), Portuguese (116,197), Norwegian (78,148), Chinese (76,416), Multiple languages (67,137), Hebrew (67,055), Danish (56,637), Polish (47,486), Czech (44,779), English (Middle) (41,586), Arabic (35,697), Finnish (25,967), Turkish (20,008), Old English (17,815), Hungarian (16,619), Icelandic (16,131)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (0 reviews), The Hunger Games (0 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (0 reviews), Life of Pi (0 reviews), The Kite Runner (0 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (0 reviews), Breaking Dawn (0 reviews), The Help (0 reviews), Twilight (0 reviews), Catching Fire (0 reviews), Mockingjay (0 reviews), The Graveyard Book (0 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (0 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (0 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (0 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (0 reviews), The Lovely Bones (0 reviews), The Lightning Thief (0 reviews), The Book Thief (0 reviews), Water for Elephants (0 reviews), The Road (0 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (0 reviews), New Moon (0 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (0 reviews), The Giver (0 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (76,800), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (67,086), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (66,664), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (66,093), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (65,285), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (64,581), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (61,401), The Hobbit (51,414), The Da Vinci Code (50,705), 1984 (48,851), Pride and Prejudice (48,369), The Catcher in the Rye (46,379), To Kill a Mockingbird (45,452), The Great Gatsby (42,578), Twilight (41,191), The Kite Runner (36,798), Jane Eyre (34,737), Animal Farm (34,676), The Hunger Games (33,503), The Lord of the Rings (33,460), Brave New World (32,748), New Moon (32,595), Angels & Demons (32,016), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (31,549), Life of Pi (30,836)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (8.41), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (8.13), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.94), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.85), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.18), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (7.03), On Directing Film (7.01), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.78), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.72), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.53), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.41), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.37), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.1), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.05), Wildlife (6.01), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.97), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.86), The Best Awful (5.83), An Unfortunate Woman (5.57), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.52), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.51), My Life As a Man (5.49), Rhinoceros and Other Plays (5.43), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.39), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.35)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Paul Jackson (7.74), Jane Wagner (5.84), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.29), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.92), Constance Cappel (4.8), Luigi Serafini (4.76), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), Karl Elliger (4.7), William R. Trumble (4.7), William M. Gaines (4.68), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Harold Abelson (4.64), Jonathan Larson (4.64), Steve Purcell (4.63), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Albert Seba (4.6), Jeff Brumbeau (4.6), Carla Emery (4.6), Ki Longfellow (4.59), Richard Williams (4.59), Aaron Becker (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), James C. Christensen (4.58), Stanley Kunitz (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.57), Wallace Stevens (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Dougal Dixon (4.56), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.55), Robert A. Caro (4.55), Larry Gonick (4.55), Menena Cottin (4.54), Harold McGee (4.54), Thomas Nelson (4.54), United States. (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), W. Richard Stevens (4.54), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Alexander Roberts (4.53), Ludwig van Beethoven (4.53), Gail Boushey (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

David Ambrose (0), Aaron Shepard (0), Peter Matthiessen (0), Frédéric Lenoir (0), Nicola Davies (0), Rich Shapero (1.47), Christopher Ransom (2.07), Randy Davila (2.14), Hal Lindsey (2.33), Jessica Cutler (2.41), Rebecca Campbell (2.46), Sue Lange (2.49), Stan Lauryssens (2.51), Nancy Balbirer (2.52), John B. Olson (2.53), Michael Gerber (2.54), Simon Cox (2.55), Melissa P. (2.57), Adèle Lang (2.59), Arabella Weir (2.6), Ellen Fein (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Alexandra Ulysses (2.63), Phoenix Desmond (2.64), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.64), James Bradley (2.66), Simon (2.67), Rachael F. Heller (2.69), Andrew Keen (2.71), Mary-kate & Ashley Olsen (2.71), Charlotte Roche (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), John Milne (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.72), Robert D. Stueart (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.74), Anna Sam (2.76), Kevin Trudeau (2.77), Naomi Kramer (2.77), Cook Coleridge (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Heleen van Royen (2.78), Jill Price (2.78), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Michael Drosnin (2.79), Tawny Taylor (2.8), Jessica Adams (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8)

100 "completist" authors

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

Alexandre Dumas (144.66), Colleen Doran (53.42), Edward FitzGerald (52.14), Tracy Hickman (48.09), Marc Hempel (43.24), Wilhelm Grimm (38.39), Gentry Lee (35.5), Charles Vess (33.16), Paul Johnson (31.5), David Drake (29.01), Mark Victor Hansen (26.76), Richmond Lattimore (25.84), John L. Bull (25.36), Sam Kieth (24.54), Simone Beck (24.34), Steve White (23.61), Mike Allred (19.83), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.24), Jerry B. Jenkins (18.51), Skip Williams (16.15), Kenneth Robeson (16.03), Lincoln Child (15.86), Richard Sapir (15.65), Bryan Talbot (15.65), Deborah Turner Harris (14.69), Albert Uderzo (13.67), Yumi Tamura (13.46), Scott Dikkers (12.96), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (12.66), Margit Sandemo (12.63), David Grene (12.59), CLAMP (12.51), Saki Hiwatari (12.4), Jerry Pournelle (12.37), Nora Roberts (12.12), Mercedes Lackey (11.89), Jack Cohen (11.68), Dave McKean (11.68), Jill Thompson (11.64), Walter Ralston Martin (11.6), Chie Shinohara (11.45), Various Artists (artist) (11.45), Warren Murphy (11.44), Neta Jackson (11.34), Yoko Kamio (11.25), Friedrich Engels (11.17), James Axler (11.09), Roger Leloup (10.96), Rumiko Takahashi (10.87), Don Pendleton (10.81), Sean Michael (10.73), Eiichiro Oda (10.71), Rob Kaplan (10.69), DVD (10.38), K. H. Scheer (10.35), Frank W. Abagnale (10.31), Kentaro Miura (10.3), Naoki Urasawa (10.21), David Ellis (9.96), Carl Bernstein (9.95), Gosho Aoyama (9.81), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.78), Betty Neels (9.72), J. T. Edson (9.72), Jack Kirby (9.64), Georgette Heyer (9.63), Jayne Ann Krentz (9.61), Anne McCaffrey (9.59), Christine Feehan (9.51), Naoko Takeuchi (9.48), Ken Akamatsu (9.47), Piers Anthony (9.34), Yuu Watase (9.33), Natsuki Takaya (9.32), Rex Stout (9.27), Terrance Dicks (9.18), Akimine Kamijyo (9.17), Kazuya Minekura (9.09), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.05), Tite Kubo (9.04), Soryo Fuyumi (9.03), Fujisawa Tooru (9.03), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.02), Mary Pope Osborne (9), Lora Leigh (9), Takeshi Konomi (9), John MacArthur (8.98), Kazuo Koike (8.94), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (8.93), BA Tortuga (8.87), Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (8.83), Louis L'Amour (8.82), Carolyn Keene (8.8), Stephanie Laurens (8.71), Francine Pascal (8.69), Hisaya Nakajo (8.67), Richard J. Foster (8.65), Stefan Wolf (8.65), Yoshitaka Amano (8.64), Diana Palmer (8.57)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (509,898), Stephen King (379,688), Terry Pratchett (320,950), J. R. R. Tolkien (244,361), C. S. Lewis (228,248), Neil Gaiman (208,015), William Shakespeare (203,366), Nora Roberts (193,863), Agatha Christie (179,135), Jane Austen (158,312), James Patterson (157,422), Isaac Asimov (151,744), Stephenie Meyer (151,282), Charles Dickens (144,257), John Grisham (134,903), Dan Brown (126,463), Anne McCaffrey (126,296), Orson Scott Card (125,307), Janet Evanovich (123,174), Kurt Vonnegut (118,015), Anne Rice (114,912), Douglas Adams (113,156), Dean Koontz (112,591), George Orwell (110,345), Dr. Seuss (108,409), Robert A. Heinlein (107,671), Roald Dahl (105,881), John Steinbeck (105,876), Mercedes Lackey (105,460), Charlaine Harris (98,988), Laurell K. Hamilton (97,636), Margaret Atwood (94,804), Mark Twain (92,965), Anonymous (92,763), Robert Jordan (92,587), George R. R. Martin (91,766), Michael Crichton (89,963), Ernest Hemingway (88,550), Piers Anthony (88,266), Suzanne Collins (87,356), Lemony Snicket (86,601), Fyodor Dostoevsky (85,695), Haruki Murakami (82,866), Philip Pullman (82,085), Ray Bradbury (81,802), Gabriel García Márquez (79,060), Mary Pope Osborne (76,137), David Eddings (76,010), Bill Bryson (75,821), Tom Clancy (74,610), Philip K. Dick (74,589), Jodi Picoult (74,357), Ursula K. Le Guin (73,834), Jim Butcher (73,608), Patricia Cornwell (73,185), F. Scott Fitzgerald (71,853), Frank Herbert (71,023), J. D. Salinger (70,263), Tamora Pierce (69,506), Arthur C. Clarke (69,202), Neal Stephenson (68,591), L.M. Montgomery (68,164), Arthur Conan Doyle (66,866), Rick Riordan (66,047), Alexander McCall Smith (65,407), Chuck Palahniuk (65,326), John Irving (65,190), Umberto Eco (64,155), Madeleine L'Engle (63,918), Carolyn Keene (63,868), Marion Zimmer Bradley (63,640), Stieg Larsson (62,847), Michael Connelly (61,664), Leo Tolstoy (60,043), Nicholas Sparks (59,667)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,640,400), non-fiction (1,876,598), fantasy (1,529,972), history (1,502,130), science fiction (1,097,020), to-read (1,047,250), mystery (955,408), read (740,804), biography (677,612), poetry (578,025), novel (567,158), romance (516,800), humor (501,817), literature (493,417), reference (460,615), philosophy (439,513), art (422,402), unread (418,148), historical fiction (409,543), religion (403,395), science (399,282), ebook (393,671), children's (376,914), short stories (361,822), own (335,425), picture book (317,584), series (309,213), 20th century (308,784), sf (297,955), young adult (270,731), horror (265,477), travel (261,465), children (261,158), paperback (255,705), memoir (253,038), comics (252,213), manga (251,767), music (250,797), wwii (245,553), politics (238,186), graphic novel (234,720), cookbook (231,187), kindle (223,458), classic (220,081), anthology (215,724), animals (213,390), classics (213,115), hardcover (212,997), (212,512), adventure (211,150), england (210,986), ya (209,307), crime (206,214), thriller (204,571), family (200,478), psychology (199,376), theology (197,922), 19th century (180,075), usa (176,826), historical (169,838), american (168,184), cooking (166,369), christianity (164,630), essays (163,313), vampires (163,312), math (161,892), wishlist (158,004), sff (151,686), drama (150,932), english (147,914), magic (146,251), roman (142,539), british (140,444), american history (140,099), autobiography (139,337)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

African-American Literature (6847), 1001 Books to Read Before You Die (6756), detective and mystery stories (5278), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3524), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3195), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2794), contemporary American fiction (2732), 20th Century American Literature (2708), Detective and mystery fiction (2685), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (1997), literatura norte-americana (1942), criticism and interpretation (1851), Atlantian Reference Library (1840), personal feelings and growth (1820), 19th Century British Literature (1652), picture book: intermediate (1513), Cambridge University Press (1475), mother-daughter relationships (1344), Series of Unfortunate Events (1328), 20th century American fiction (1312), Fiction: Science Fiction/Fantasy (1269), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1264), 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1228), Incarnations of Immortality (1135), 19th Century American Literature (1121), american religious history (1112), Littérature française. XXe (989), Metropolitan Museum of Art (958), Native American literature (951), National Book Award Finalist (927), Contemporary American Literature (910), utopian & dystopian literature (909), Christian historical fiction (904), library and information science (893), 20th Century United States (885), organizational development (873), human-animal relationships (872), American History 19th Century (850), children's historical fiction (824), American History 20th Century (822), Declaration of Independence (821), new york times notable book (808), Österreichische Literatur (733), British Historical Fiction (710), literary criticism and history (704), Confederate States of America (698), children's science fiction (677), united states-19th century (669), Silhouette Special Edition (659), human-computer interaction (654)

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