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Vital Statistics

Members 2,169,931

Books cataloged 114,462,877

Tags added 137,205,019

Unique works held 10,784,256

Unique works total 19,108,843

Reviews 3,038,767

Works reviewed 1,058,177

Ratings 17,387,653

Member-contributed covers 5,147,010

Author pictures 104,517

Venue pictures 15,169

Groups 11,179

Talk topics 191,316

Talk messages 6,023,023

Talk touchstones 4,496,413

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 289,073

Member Giveaway books given out 879,418

Total free books given out 1,168,491

50 largest libraries (see more)

cctesttc1 (85,630 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,753 books), jonathan_rigby (53,675 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), cesdemo (47,673 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), Adolf_Ledesma (41,825 books), novunus (40,507 books), e-zReader (38,387 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), calum-iain (36,781 books), scrow72 (33,425 books), Pages_Aplenty (32,324 books), jenniebooks (32,058 books), Nedrin (31,012 books), spicere (30,924 books, private), kdf_333 (30,121 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), lyzard (28,282 books), geoffmangum (28,211 books), ltcl (26,715 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), LitaVore (26,004 books), hyades (25,799 books, private), INorris (24,583 books), Harry_Vincent (24,573 books), JeanLittleLibrary (24,174 books), arjaygee (24,140 books), realonedet (24,118 books), credo (24,052 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private), KigaliLibrary (23,527 books), Jullievg (23,482 books), SalemAthenaeum (23,192 books), upancholi (23,062 books), wm3395 (23,001 books), EmScape (22,983 books), dwhodges01 (22,454 books), sjcmce (22,326 books), howie (22,292 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), AsYouKnow_Bob (21,857 books), Leischen (21,856 books), cordykitten (21,640 books, private), mhagenberg (21,274 books), brs (21,180 books), apostate (21,171 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (12645), BlueTysonSS (11366), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), Rosa.Mill (6760), kijabi1 (6705), wyvernfriend (5522), Schmerguls (5440), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5146), Sullywriter (5012), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4859), GeniusJen (4538), bnielsen (4500), occult (4420), jon1lambert (4288), AbigailAdams26 (4028), ElizaJane (3908), kitchengardenbooks (3822), burnit99 (3774), nwhyte (3734), vdb (3687), cowpeace (3669), jbarr5 (3460), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3381), antiquary (3243), elisa.rolle (2894), TUCC (2886), aulsmith (2871), sstocks (2763), shanaqui (2739), Renato (2689), Farella (2634), BeitHallel (2467), nbmars (2402), krau0098 (2373), Totarobookroom (2354), BookstoogeLT (2319), Liekederckx (2261), Salsabrarian (2246), comfypants (2226), antimuzak (2208), tjsjohanna (2200), debnance (2176), MeditationesMartini (2147), DinadansFriend (2146), JeanLittleLibrary (2141), bibliest (2141), lamotm (2116)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (445,247), ThomasKleinert (321,631), bluetyson (296,733), eromsted (242,219), gangleri (232,205), purpleprincess1311 (220,604), cesdemo (208,683), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (171,664), Merryann (166,743), gentlemania (158,229), librisissimo (134,144), BookEndsIntl (130,981), mfd101 (130,231), guyalice (126,180), AsYouKnow_Bob (123,115), Pages_Aplenty (122,211), clpteensnewbooks (113,337), msrau (111,702), Nedrin (110,124), BlueTysonSS (109,641), philn (109,365), PitcherBooks (97,729), cdcollection (95,955), TheoClarke (93,177), MatthewCoomber (92,781), bioethics (89,402), SilentInAWay (88,922), vivir (86,038), vahistoricalsociety (84,921), wm3395 (82,702), Carolus (82,419), skullduggery (80,558), Littlemissbashful (79,480), cwc790411 (78,941), cmorr (78,575), donkelly68 (77,453), Stitswerd (76,944), robbiedeclercq (74,837), spicere (73,752), jasbro (73,290), LunaSlashSea (71,174), saraswati_library_mm (71,127), Neuromancer (68,736), cnrenner (68,056), cej1027 (66,068), SeriousGrace (64,763), Smiler69 (64,756), idiosyncratic (63,306), wyvernfriend (62,027)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,623,099), German (1,346,009), Spanish (523,926), Dutch (501,444), Italian (497,620), Swedish (304,179), Japanese (302,708), Russian (283,231), Latin (171,287), Greek (Ancient) (119,421), Portuguese (114,922), Danish (89,198), Finnish (84,819), Hebrew (62,477), Chinese (62,006), Norwegian (58,598), Polish (54,863), Arabic (48,233), Czech (40,363), Catalan (35,540), Hungarian (30,311), Turkish (23,965), Icelandic (22,715), Norwegian (Bokmål) (22,494), Greek (20,425)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,015 reviews), Twilight (2,035 reviews), The Book Thief (1,743 reviews), Catching Fire (1,556 reviews), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1,527 reviews), Mockingjay (1,481 reviews), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (1,416 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,348 reviews), The Help (1,338 reviews), The Giver (1,259 reviews), The Road (1,205 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,194 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,152 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,141 reviews), Gone Girl (1,136 reviews), Divergent (1,135 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,130 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,102 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,095 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,089 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,057 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,037 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,025 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,017 reviews), Breaking Dawn (948 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) (89,520), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (76,266), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (75,106), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (74,936), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (73,377), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (72,858), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (69,505), The Hobbit (60,945), 1984 (56,283), The Da Vinci Code (55,854), Pride and Prejudice (55,750), To Kill a Mockingbird (54,020), The Catcher in the Rye (52,450), The Great Gatsby (49,707), Twilight (45,208), The Hunger Games (41,610), The Kite Runner (41,071), Jane Eyre (40,355), Animal Farm (40,347), Brave New World (37,756), The Lord of the Rings (37,450), New Moon (35,990), Angels & Demons (35,820), The Fellowship of the Ring (35,410), Fahrenheit 451 (35,135)

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) (4.88), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.82), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) (4.82), The Underland Chronicles (1-5) (4.82), Disney Animation : The Illusion of Life (4.82), Toda Mafalda (4.8), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.8), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), The Encyclopedia of Mammals (4.79), Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.77), The Complete Far Side (4.77), The Annotated Persuasion (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (4.77), Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute (4.77), Under the North Star (4.76), David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 (4.76)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.83), Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.75), Baha'u'llah (4.73), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.73), William R. Trumble (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.69), Sharon Miller (4.69), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Ollie Johnston (4.68), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.67), Angie Thomas (4.65), Karl Elliger (4.65), John J. Palmer (4.64), Frank H. Netter (4.64), William M. Gaines (4.64), Harold Abelson (4.63), Jennifer Block (4.62), Richard Williams (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Jonathan B. Parshall (4.61), George Frideric Handel (4.59), Luigi Serafini (4.58), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.58), Bryan Stevenson (4.58), Avraham Azrieli (4.58), Drew Daywalt (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), June Hiatt (4.57), Russel Lazega (4.56), Lin-Manuel Miranda (4.55), Steve Purcell (4.55), Harold McGee (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Don Rosa (4.55), Carla Emery (4.54), Jeff Brumbeau (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), Eberhard Nestle (4.54), Albert Seba (4.53), Lindsay Mattick (4.53), Ruth Manning-Sanders (4.53), Menena Cottin (4.53), Robert A. Caro (4.53), James Jean (4.53), Brandon Stanton (4.53), John Williams (4.52), Ki Longfellow (4.52), Tom Tierney (4.52), W. Richard Stevens (4.51)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.67), Randy Davila (2.15), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.17), Christopher Ransom (2.18), Hal Lindsey (2.38), Jessica Cutler (2.38), Rebecca Campbell (2.45), Michael Gerber (2.52), Sue Lange (2.52), John B. Olson (2.55), Simon Cox (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.6), Nancy Balbirer (2.6), O. J. Simpson (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.62), Arabella Weir (2.64), Joanne Dahme (2.65), Ellen Fein (2.68), Alexander Campion (2.68), Adèle Lang (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Janet Groth (2.7), Simon (2.7), Trudy Baker (2.72), Douglas Monroe (2.72), Anna Sam (2.72), Catherine Millet (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.73), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Eden Cole (2.74), Andrew Keen (2.75), Robin Kirman (2.75), Michael Drosnin (2.77), Charlotte Roche (2.77), James Bradley (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Nostradamus (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.79), Phil Hellmuth (2.8), Tracy Quan (2.81), Phoenix Desmond (2.81), Mitzi Szereto (2.81), Grant R. Jeffrey (2.81), Robert D. Stueart (2.81), Heleen van Royen (2.82), Tawny Taylor (2.82), Philip Prowse (2.83)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (587,947), Stephen King (450,895), Terry Pratchett (368,385), J. R. R. Tolkien (287,733), C. S. Lewis (274,156), Neil Gaiman (249,734), William Shakespeare (241,002), Nora Roberts (240,908), Agatha Christie (219,234), James Patterson (205,460), Jane Austen (183,844), Isaac Asimov (176,367), Charles Dickens (173,205), Stephenie Meyer (170,716), John Grisham (162,499), Janet Evanovich (146,996), Orson Scott Card (144,725), Dan Brown (144,334), Dr. Seuss (143,781), Anne McCaffrey (143,105), Dean Koontz (136,311), Kurt Vonnegut (134,773), Anne Rice (130,301), Roald Dahl (130,053), George Orwell (128,977), Douglas Adams (128,238), John Steinbeck (123,833), George R. R. Martin (122,748), Robert A. Heinlein (121,579), Mercedes Lackey (121,160), Charlaine Harris (116,997), Margaret Atwood (112,761), Mark Twain (111,932), Suzanne Collins (111,734), Laurell K. Hamilton (110,063), Robert Jordan (107,588), Mary Pope Osborne (106,160), Lemony Snicket (105,440), Ernest Hemingway (104,485), Michael Crichton (103,726), Piers Anthony (100,104), Fyodor Dostoevsky (99,847), Haruki Murakami (99,772), Rick Riordan (97,874), Ray Bradbury (96,996), Jim Butcher (92,954), Philip Pullman (92,663), Gabriel García Márquez (91,105), Bill Bryson (88,781), Philip K. Dick (88,028), Jodi Picoult (87,801), Ursula K. Le Guin (87,479), Patricia Cornwell (87,373), David Eddings (85,423), Tom Clancy (84,943), F. Scott Fitzgerald (84,390), Carolyn Keene (84,128), Arthur Conan Doyle (83,952), Frank Herbert (81,038), Arthur C. Clarke (80,528), L. M. Montgomery (80,506), Tamora Pierce (79,691), Michael Connelly (79,549), J. D. Salinger (78,940), Neal Stephenson (78,690), Alexander McCall Smith (78,391), Madeleine L'Engle (74,279), Umberto Eco (73,856), Chuck Palahniuk (73,352), Nicholas Sparks (73,292), Stieg Larsson (73,184), Clive Cussler (72,595), John Irving (72,445), Leo Tolstoy (71,870), Anonymous (70,695)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,411,688), to-read (2,877,691), non-fiction (2,263,547), fantasy (1,805,200), history (1,786,751), science fiction (1,288,880), mystery (1,168,359), read (874,148), biography (818,146), poetry (673,689), novel (662,835), romance (651,927), ebook (621,518), humor (588,319), literature (570,529), historical fiction (527,168), reference (510,182), philosophy (505,676), art (502,470), science (479,663), religion (466,312), unread (459,675), children's (437,387), short stories (421,714), picture book (415,054), series (398,840), kindle (398,261), own (386,372), 20th century (378,880), young adult (354,186), sf (333,802), horror (317,378), wwii (316,625), children (313,653), music (309,461), comics (307,657), memoir (307,199), manga (299,546), paperback (298,950), travel (296,961), animals (283,054), politics (282,498), adventure (274,974), family (271,906), ya (267,157), cookbook (265,845), thriller (264,440), classics (257,837), england (255,943), crime (251,482), hardcover (251,218), classic (247,923), anthology (245,502), graphic novel (241,758), psychology (234,059), theology (233,307), usa (217,890), 19th century (213,365), (207,629), historical (205,512), christianity (190,619), essays (189,900), american (189,173), cooking (188,147), math (187,600), vampires (184,936), library (183,778), magic (180,776), wishlist (179,556), drama (177,931), roman (172,082), english (171,633), photography (171,466), american history (169,785), autobiography (165,463)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (33,987), 1001 books you must read before you die (15,783), Mystery and detective stories (8,931), African-American Literature (7,845), Science Fiction and Fantasy (7,215), #Science Fiction & Fantasy (6,104), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,544), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,538), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,447), 20th Century American Literature (3,411), contemporary American fiction (3,332), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,271), criticism and interpretation (2,241), personal feelings and growth (1,900), Atlantian Reference Library (1,845), Letteratura italiana del Novecento (1,773), mother-daughter relationships (1,763), 19th Century British Literature (1,728), picture book: intermediate (1,665), Cambridge University Press (1,651), Literary Theory & Criticism (1,532), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,487), anthologies and collections (1,457), 20th century American fiction (1,436), Christian historical fiction (1,404), literary criticism and history (1,359), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,348), 19th Century American Literature (1,297), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,288), american religious history (1,271), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,268), Incarnations of Immortality (1,212), human-animal relationships (1,196), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,170), Native American literature (1,148), Contemporary American Literature (1,145), United States -- History -- Civil War (1,128), 20th Century United States (1,126), National Book Award Finalist (1,124), library and information science (1,113), Declaration of Independence (1,080), organizational development (1,056), Anthologies (multiple authors) (1,021), Littérature française. XXe (1,006), Mystery and detective fiction (988), young adult science fiction (985), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (973), Penguin 20th-century Classics (965), children's historical fiction (916), father-daughter relationship (912)

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