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Vital Statistics

Members 2,393,557

Books cataloged 133,358,305

Tags added 150,943,593

Unique works held 12,697,324

Unique works total 22,512,777

Reviews 3,552,437

Works reviewed 1,284,082

Ratings 19,298,107

Member-contributed covers 6,025,257

Author pictures 122,675

Venue pictures 16,223

Groups 11,704

Talk topics 213,221

Talk messages 6,731,380

Talk touchstones 5,097,664

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 369,587

Member Giveaway books given out 1,049,530

Total free books given out 1,419,117

50 largest libraries (see more)

ebc_importer (313,854 books, private), mffowler (141,465 books), cctesttc1 (95,505 books), eandino2012 (81,313 books), KimSalyers (66,825 books), e-zReader (57,200 books), LibraryImporter (55,907 books), jonathan_rigby (53,728 books), purpleprincess1311 (53,246 books), Adolf_Ledesma (49,539 books), cesdemo (47,689 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (43,742 books), calum-iain (42,061 books), Pages_Aplenty (41,541 books), Yak_Litsy (41,164 books), safari45 (40,961 books), stansteiner (38,232 books), spicere (34,847 books, private), Oryphany (33,311 books), Nedrin (32,770 books, private), jenniebooks (32,629 books), Shadowdog513 (31,648 books), kel.wright (30,921 books), kdf_333 (30,121 books), ltcl (30,037 books), geoffmangum (29,371 books), alicekeller (28,883 books), hyades (28,837 books, private), lyzard (28,608 books), ohclibrary (28,403 books), cordykitten (27,938 books, private), Harry_Vincent (27,589 books), KigaliLibrary (26,985 books), ciaopaolo (26,642 books, private), davidgn (26,270 books), wwittler77 (26,083 books), SalemAthenaeum (26,044 books), kday_working (25,754 books), sjcmce (25,176 books), biblio99 (24,869 books), arjaygee (24,735 books), cwc790411 (24,526 books, private), alaskayo (24,480 books), realonedet (24,118 books), credo (24,052 books, private), brs (23,989 books), eyelevelbooks (23,763 books), PC-jacoby (23,665 books), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books, private)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (13381), BlueTysonSS (11366), ii (11325), VPALib (10112), purpleprincess1311 (8179), BmoreMetroCouncil (7561), MemorialSardoShoahDL (7316), kijabi1 (6994), Rosa.Mill (6760), wyvernfriend (5944), Schmerguls (5585), FundacionRosacruz (5417), AbigailAdams26 (5282), jon1lambert (5256), Cheryl_in_CC_NV (5141), Sullywriter (5012), bnielsen (4936), BiblioLorenzoLodi (4864), jbarr5 (4633), GeniusJen (4538), SerenaYates (4509), occult (4420), cowpeace (4338), ElizaJane (4217), nwhyte (4141), jhawn (4097), Lashea677 (4045), TUCC (3890), kitchengardenbooks (3862), burnit99 (3774), vdb (3687), antiquary (3528), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3382), Joop-le-philosophe (3353), TLH7718 (3269), Renato (2898), elisa.rolle (2894), krau0098 (2885), aulsmith (2871), Carlathelibrarian (2818), bibliest (2812), sstocks (2763), nbmars (2760), shanaqui (2739), GreeningAustralia (2712), BookstoogeLT (2644), Farella (2634), JennyArch (2595)

50 top taggers

calum-iain (538,539), ii (511,866), ThomasKleinert (336,740), bluetyson (296,724), eromsted (239,733), gangleri (232,035), purpleprincess1311 (220,169), cesdemo (207,593), linusmedia (189,224), bertilak (183,244), BookEndsIntl (181,662), Merryann (164,815), mfd101 (164,689), gentlemania (162,311), Pages_Aplenty (161,900), guyalice (148,101), AsYouKnow_Bob (129,954), donkelly68 (117,966), MatthewCoomber (116,987), Nedrin (115,899), clpteensnewbooks (112,029), msrau (111,500), cwc790411 (110,227), BlueTysonSS (109,455), cdcollection (104,662), vivir (104,384), PitcherBooks (103,920), thalia-moirai (101,338), sagocreno (97,131), TheoClarke (93,460), librisissimo (92,483), dommebooks (92,460), e-zReader (89,800), bioethics (89,402), Littlemissbashful (88,478), skullduggery (88,436), SilentInAWay (86,844), vahistoricalsociety (84,393), Carolus (82,379), spicere (82,174), wm3395 (81,952), Stitswerd (81,763), LunaSlashSea (81,565), idiosyncratic (80,082), jasbro (79,542), cej1027 (78,359), cmorr (78,028), SeriousGrace (77,140), Smiler69 (76,353), wwittler77 (75,168)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,729,632), German (1,400,873), Spanish (602,957), Dutch (561,917), Italian (520,500), Swedish (288,571), Russian (245,639), Japanese (185,119), Latin (159,341), Portuguese (113,447), Finnish (92,007), Danish (91,140), Greek (Ancient) (88,910), Chinese (58,649), Hebrew (55,942), Norwegian (51,879), Polish (49,423), Arabic (45,195), Catalan (43,856), Czech (40,134), Hungarian (31,706), Norwegian (Bokmål) (25,072), Greek (23,532), Turkish (19,893), Multiple languages (18,451)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (3,151 reviews), Twilight (2,095 reviews), The Book Thief (1,836 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,617 reviews), Catching Fire (1,617 reviews), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (1,569 reviews), Mockingjay (1,565 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,407 reviews), The Help (1,382 reviews), The Giver (1,355 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (1,306 reviews), Gone Girl (1,271 reviews), Where the Wild Things Are (1,260 reviews), The Road (1,258 reviews), Divergent (1,241 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,192 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,190 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (1,177 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,152 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,149 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (1,091 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (1,089 reviews), Water for Elephants: A Novel (1,088 reviews), The Graveyard Book (1,086 reviews), The Lightning Thief (1,035 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (97,483), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (81,985), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (80,728), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (79,804), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (78,051), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (77,669), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (74,201), The Hobbit (68,309), 1984 (60,544), Pride and Prejudice (59,708), The Da Vinci Code (58,558), To Kill a Mockingbird (58,465), The Catcher in the Rye (55,684), The Great Gatsby (53,517), Twilight (47,402), The Hunger Games (45,639), Jane Eyre (43,734), The Kite Runner (43,287), Animal Farm (42,919), Brave New World (40,460), The Lord of the Rings (39,671), The Fellowship of the Ring (38,367), Fahrenheit 451 (38,245), New Moon (37,704), Angels & Demons (37,685)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd (4.96), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (4.89), 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 Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya) (4.85), Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking (4.84), The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn (4.84), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20) (4.83), The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (4.82), The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [2 volume set] (4.82), Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (4.81), Oeuvres complètes, tome 1 (4.81), Toda Mafalda (4.8), Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c1560-1620 (4.79), Mansfield Park / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility (4.79), 1599 Geneva Bible (4.79), Digger: The Complete Omnibus Edition (4.79), The Absolute Sandman Volume Four (4.78), The Oxford English Dictionary [Compact Edition] (4.78), The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen: Emma/Mansfield Park/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility/Minor Works (4.78), A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (4.78), Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume 2: 1982-1984 (4.77), The ESV Study Bible (4.77), The Complete Far Side (4.76), Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes (4.76), Under the North Star (4.76)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Lesley Brown (4.83), Constance Cappel (4.8), Janet Arnold (4.76), William R. Trumble (4.71), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.71), Baha'u'llah (4.7), Crossway Bibles (4.7), Sharon Miller (4.7), Arthur G. Bennett (4.69), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.68), William M. Gaines (4.67), Simon Langton (4.66), Jonathan B. Parshall (4.64), Frank H. Netter (4.63), William T. Cavanaugh (4.63), Richard Williams (4.62), Jennifer Block (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.62), Karl Elliger (4.61), Ignatius Press (4.61), Rachel Ignotofsky (4.61), John J. Palmer (4.61), (4.61), Harold Abelson (4.61), Ijeoma Oluo (4.6), Pete Souza (4.6), Bryan Stevenson (4.59), Jenn Dlugos (4.59), George Frideric Handel (4.58), Westminster Assembly (4.57), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.57), Colette Wolff (4.57), Jennie Bishop (4.56), Ninya Mikhaila (4.56), Luigi Serafini (4.56), Ollie Johnston (4.56), Mesu Andrews (4.56), Harold McGee (4.55), Avraham Azrieli (4.55), Rena Kornreich Gelissen (4.55), Jeff Brumbeau (4.55), Menena Cottin (4.55), Drew Daywalt (4.55), Angela Ackerman (4.55), James Jean (4.54), Don Rosa (4.54), Nabeel Qureshi (4.54), Carla Emery (4.53), Deborah Chandler (4.53), Catherine D. Hughes (4.53)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.75), Randy Davila (2.17), Robin Wyatt Dunn (2.2), Christopher Ransom (2.22), Hal Lindsey (2.36), Jessica Cutler (2.42), Rebecca Campbell (2.44), Rebecca Wolff (2.51), Hannah Tennant-Moore (2.52), Sue Lange (2.55), John B. Olson (2.55), Simon Cox (2.59), Nancy Balbirer (2.59), Janet Groth (2.59), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Michael Gerber (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Alexander Campion (2.63), O. J. Simpson (2.64), Arabella Weir (2.66), Joanne Dahme (2.67), Emma Tennant (2.67), Catherine Millet (2.68), Adèle Lang (2.68), Trudy Baker (2.68), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.69), Simon (2.7), Douglas Monroe (2.71), Anna Sam (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.73), Erich von Däniken (2.74), Eden Cole (2.75), John Milne (2.75), Billy Corgan (2.75), Tara Bray Smith (2.76), Ellen Fein (2.77), Charlotte Roche (2.78), Cook Coleridge (2.78), Vonna Harper (2.78), Robin Kirman (2.78), Phoenix Desmond (2.78), Andrew Keen (2.78), Matthew Klam (2.79), Tracy Quan (2.79), Jennifer Vandever (2.79), Thomas Kohnstamm (2.79), Frank Brennan (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.8), Johanna Skibsrud (2.8), Phil Hellmuth (2.8)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (645,506), Stephen King (515,511), Terry Pratchett (401,119), J. R. R. Tolkien (317,159), C. S. Lewis (308,847), Neil Gaiman (276,547), Nora Roberts (272,522), William Shakespeare (269,375), Agatha Christie (245,740), James Patterson (239,853), Jane Austen (201,075), Charles Dickens (194,853), Isaac Asimov (192,421), Stephenie Meyer (181,955), John Grisham (181,760), Dr. Seuss (171,343), Janet Evanovich (160,432), Dan Brown (157,176), Orson Scott Card (155,425), Anne McCaffrey (152,858), Dean Koontz (150,650), Roald Dahl (148,511), Kurt Vonnegut (144,430), George Orwell (141,123), George R. R. Martin (140,705), Anne Rice (139,950), Douglas Adams (138,136), Mary Pope Osborne (136,033), John Steinbeck (135,843), Robert A. Heinlein (130,090), Mercedes Lackey (130,035), Charlaine Harris (128,314), Mark Twain (126,458), Margaret Atwood (125,908), Suzanne Collins (125,388), Rick Riordan (123,629), Lemony Snicket (121,343), Robert Jordan (117,034), Laurell K. Hamilton (116,783), Ernest Hemingway (114,834), Michael Crichton (113,472), Haruki Murakami (110,873), Fyodor Dostoevsky (110,484), Piers Anthony (107,159), Ray Bradbury (107,140), Jim Butcher (103,473), Philip Pullman (101,502), Ursula K. Le Guin (99,098), Gabriel García Márquez (98,705), Carolyn Keene (97,971), Philip K. Dick (96,871), Jodi Picoult (96,823), Arthur Conan Doyle (96,720), Bill Bryson (96,206), Patricia Cornwell (94,460), F. Scott Fitzgerald (92,943), David Eddings (91,780), L. M. Montgomery (91,232), Michael Connelly (91,223), Tamora Pierce (88,097), Arthur C. Clarke (87,856), Frank Herbert (87,382), Tom Clancy (87,321), Alexander McCall Smith (86,491), Neal Stephenson (84,645), Clive Cussler (84,454), J. D. Salinger (84,383), R. L. Stine (84,251), Madeleine L'Engle (83,739), Nicholas Sparks (82,615), Laura Ingalls Wilder (81,152), Umberto Eco (80,257), Leo Tolstoy (79,817), Beverly Cleary (79,400), Stieg Larson (79,213)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (5,718,380), to-read (3,628,805), non-fiction (2,448,053), fantasy (1,922,061), history (1,907,376), science fiction (1,374,508), mystery (1,246,496), read (917,262), biography (881,424), poetry (716,895), romance (710,679), novel (698,440), ebook (689,179), humor (615,183), literature (603,406), historical fiction (572,780), art (538,376), philosophy (538,015), reference (530,120), science (518,541), religion (491,799), unread (481,412), kindle (479,652), children's (467,955), picture book (458,776), short stories (448,115), series (436,304), own (409,056), young adult (387,707), 20th century (385,414), wwii (346,114), sf (345,814), horror (339,293), comics (335,411), children (334,511), music (333,487), memoir (329,908), manga (320,308), travel (313,020), paperback (311,835), animals (310,491), politics (303,834), family (296,754), adventure (296,048), thriller (285,666), ya (282,342), cookbook (280,719), classics (278,944), england (271,182), hardcover (268,493), crime (267,208), graphic novel (262,953), anthology (258,943), classic (256,504), psychology (249,363), theology (245,685), usa (235,808), 19th century (224,953), historical (218,950), (206,332), essays (202,973), christianity (201,267), math (199,774), library (199,409), american (199,015), cooking (198,957), drama (193,917), magic (191,754), vampires (190,394), wishlist (190,118), english (189,444), american history (185,015), roman (184,777), photography (184,264), american literature (178,580)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (34,043), 1001 books you must read before you die (18,507), Mystery and detective stories (9,624), African American Literature (8,440), 20th Century American Literature (4,207), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (3,897), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,796), biography/autobiography/memoir (3,648), contemporary American fiction (3,570), Detective and mystery fiction (3,139), Nobel Prize for Literature (2,521), criticism and interpretation (2,405), 20th Century British Literature (2,142), personal feelings and growth (1,919), Atlantian Reference Library (1,904), mother-daughter relationships (1,889), 21st C. American Literature (1,718), Cambridge University Press (1,689), 19th Century British Literature (1,674), picture book: intermediate (1,653), CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED BOOK (1,604), anthologies and collections (1,552), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,529), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,528), LibraryThing Early Reviewers (1,475), Christian historical fiction (1,446), 20th century American fiction (1,431), Bible -- Study and teaching (1,412), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,381), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,361), american religious history (1,339), 19th Century American Literature (1,329), literary history and criticism (1,329), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (1,325), human-animal relationships (1,313), Native American literature (1,299), National Book Award Finalist (1,227), 19th Century English Literature (1,213), Declaration of Independence (1,210), Incarnations of Immortality (1,210), young adult science fiction (1,208), organizational development (1,208), 20th Century American History (1,205), Contemporary American Literature (1,198), library and information science (1,171), 20th Century United States (1,171), Littérature française. XXe (1,170), Literatura infanto-juvenil (1,138), 19th Century French Literature (1,107), Anthologies (Multiple Authors) (1,087)

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