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Vital Statistics

Members 1,927,530

Books cataloged 96,143,416

Tags added 116,052,842

Unique works 8,768,948

Reviews 2,394,651

Works reviewed 863,563

Ratings 14,767,448

Member-contributed covers 4,248,467

Author pictures 85,513

Venue pictures 12,487

Groups 10,425

Talk topics 168,458

Talk messages 5,069,974

Talk touchstones 3,714,027

Free books given out

Early Reviewer books given out 216,631

Member Giveaway books given out 584,777

Total free books given out 801,408

50 largest libraries (see more)

eandino2012 (81,313 books), jonathan_rigby (51,635 books), kamran3 (45,604 books, private), Kaethe (35,152 books), calum-iain (29,266 books), ohclibrary (28,402 books), Pages_Aplenty (28,280 books), Nedrin (27,497 books), lyzard (27,198 books), Adolf_Ledesma (26,560 books), diana.n.TBR (26,369 books, private), geoffmangum (25,337 books), spicere (25,087 books, private), stansteiner (25,039 books), credo (24,001 books, private), BlueTysonSS (23,586 books), elpaolo (23,091 books, private), KigaliLibrary (22,810 books), EmScape (22,723 books), jenniebooks (22,261 books), phahut (21,864 books, private), Leischen (21,721 books), howie (21,559 books), ganderlibrary (21,129 books), hyades (20,466 books, private), mhagenberg (20,336 books), firstfloor1 (20,255 books), gangleri (20,207 books), angelrose (19,968 books), arjaygee (19,958 books), realonedet (19,595 books), JeanLittleLibrary (19,292 books), Dureo (19,162 books), mvuijlst (18,744 books), zenosbooks (18,677 books), alaskabookworm (18,444 books), michael.brodesky.1 (18,422 books), tglovell (18,359 books), meftung (18,275 books, private), kday_working (18,133 books), ltcl (18,129 books), sljmbll (18,099 books), JaredMcLaine (18,048 books), AsYouKnow_Bob (18,025 books), shearrob (17,765 books), Crypto-Willobie (17,621 books), DiosoLibrary (17,548 books), Harry_Vincent (17,494 books), bertilak (17,382 books), SalemAthenaeum (17,311 books)

50 most prolific reviewers (more)

bluetyson (35779), meadcl (11993), BlueTysonSS (11366), kijabi1 (6602), 1stPresbyterianPeru (6457), Schmerguls (5235), wyvernfriend (4753), GeniusJen (4538), occult (4420), cavlibrary (4339), jon1lambert (3799), kitchengardenbooks (3739), vdb (3687), burnit99 (3651), BiblioLorenzoLodi (3563), USYDArtsMusicLibrary (3403), kika66 (3377), bnielsen (3326), nwhyte (3317), AbigailAdams26 (3244), cowpeace (3051), elisa.rolle (2879), ElizaJane (2870), Sullywriter (2852), shanaqui (2739), Farella (2634), antiquary (2570), aulsmith (2532), BeitHallel (2467), sstocks (2460), Totarobookroom (2354), Renato (2284), antimuzak (2206), Budzul (2103), BRCSBooks (2009), satyridae (2000), debnance (1964), LisaMaria_C (1892), herebedragons (1887), tjsjohanna (1887), jbarr5 (1875), Liekederckx (1806), krau0098 (1805), lamotm (1801), bintphotobooks (1761), mahallett (1759), nbmars (1759), maaward (1729), keylawk (1723), CHINEDESENFANTS (1702)

50 top taggers

ThomasKleinert (154,645), gentlemania (74,702), calum-iain (55,592), gangleri (53,364), bertilak (49,273), mfd101 (44,259), msrau (41,646), vahistoricalsociety (40,226), DromJohn (38,370), Voglioleggere (28,839), Carolus (27,099), Wraith_Ravenscroft (24,846), fnkelley (22,410), johninvienna (22,188), phillipsny04 (20,536), eromsted (18,531), Adolf_Ledesma (17,417), Wiszard (16,320), idiosyncratic (14,664), hudview (14,244), sgfein (14,147), dele2451 (13,645), PitcherBooks (13,430), IPCCLibrary (12,228), emherzog (11,264), BeitHallel (11,186), jntjesussaves (10,992), Neuromancer (10,941), freddybo1 (10,862), grbve (10,781), rolandperkins (10,419), manikap (10,312), lmdhs (10,284), Friendshaverford (9,880), JanWillemNoldus (9,869), HindeHouse (9,837), vpfluke (9,718), kijabi1 (9,582), jmacaulay (9,574), saraswati_library_mm (9,559), clpteensnewbooks (9,471), AGClibrary (9,451), RobertDay (9,294), cirdan747 (9,289), PeskyLibrary (9,118), LOC_YRC (8,952), fredem (8,914), nautilus_library (8,895), ipublishcentral (8,739), loonybaloony (8,527)

25 top languages (translations from)

French (1,880,933), German (1,528,432), Japanese (855,651), Spanish (587,456), Italian (569,112), Dutch (488,836), Russian (428,963), Swedish (375,429), Greek (Ancient) (330,936), Latin (260,495), Portuguese (161,010), Danish (116,401), Hebrew (109,154), Norwegian (108,082), Chinese (107,399), Finnish (75,112), Multiple languages (67,286), Polish (67,044), Arabic (64,784), Czech (60,058), English (Middle) (42,818), Hungarian (28,516), Catalan (26,620), Icelandic (26,292), Turkish (26,099)

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25 most reviewed books (more)

The Hunger Games (2,798 reviews), Twilight (1,962 reviews), The Book Thief (1,498 reviews), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1,452 reviews), Catching Fire (1,386 reviews), Mockingjay (1,299 reviews), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1,244 reviews), The Help (1,205 reviews), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,168 reviews), The Road (1,107 reviews), The Time Traveler's Wife (1,068 reviews), The Da Vinci Code (1,068 reviews), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1,043 reviews), The Kite Runner (1,023 reviews), Water for Elephants (1,021 reviews), The Giver (995 reviews), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (922 reviews), The Graveyard Book (908 reviews), The Fault in Our Stars (904 reviews), Breaking Dawn (900 reviews), New Moon (892 reviews), Divergent (891 reviews), To Kill a Mockingbird (888 reviews), Pride and Prejudice (887 reviews), Gone Girl (860 reviews)

Top 25 books (more)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (80,410), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (69,400), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (69,333), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (68,711), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (67,604), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (66,971), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (63,639), The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (54,462), The Da Vinci Code (52,370), Nineteen Eighty-Four (51,206), Pride and Prejudice (50,577), Catcher in the Rye (48,341), To Kill a Mockingbird (47,756), The Great Gatsby (44,973), Twilight (42,617), The Kite Runner (38,097), Animal Farm (36,617), The Hunger Games (36,525), Jane Eyre (36,308), The Lord of the Rings (34,551), Brave New World (34,290), New Moon (33,669), Angels & Demons (33,304), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (32,712), Life of Pi (32,026)

Top 25 works by rating

Rated by at least 25 users

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (7.93), Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic (7.82), Wilhelm Reich in Hell (7.73), You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir (7.72), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework (7.09), On Directing Film (6.92), The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962 Dailies & Sundays (6.84), Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork: [Poems] (6.72), The Snake Oil Wars, or, Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (6.65), Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil (6.47), Doonesbury's Greatest Hits (6.4), So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (6.16), The Cartoon Guide to Physics (6.07), The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (6.01), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (5.88), After Man: A Zoology of the Future (5.85), The Best Awful (5.73), Wildlife (5.68), An Unfortunate Woman (5.47), The Great Brain at the Academy (Great Brain) (5.41), Me and My Little Brain (Great Brain) (5.41), My Life As a Man (5.38), Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words (5.37), The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13 : From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (5.24), Women with Men : Three Stories (5.21)

50 top-rated authors

Authors with at least 50 ratings

Robert J. Lang (12.46), Paul Jackson (7.39), Jane Wagner (5.74), Kunihiko Kasahara (5.67), Geoffrey Budworth (5.21), Tom Tomorrow (5.19), Jay Rubin (4.9), Constance Cappel (4.8), The Kyoto Costume Institute (4.76), Janet Arnold (4.75), Crossway Bibles (4.72), Ollie Johnston (4.7), William R. Trumble (4.7), William M. Gaines (4.68), Luigi Serafini (4.68), Arthur G. Bennett (4.67), Karl Elliger (4.66), Harold Abelson (4.63), Steve Purcell (4.63), Jeff Brumbeau (4.62), Don Rosa (4.62), Bill Watterson (4.61), Nisargadatta Maharaj (4.6), Richard Williams (4.59), Georg Friedrich Händel (4.58), Tom Tierney (4.58), Ki Longfellow (4.58), Albert Seba (4.57), Ninya Mikhaila (4.57), Avraham Azrieli (4.57), Adam Makos (4.56), Carla Emery (4.56), Adam Tooze (4.56), Wallace Stevens (4.55), Aaron Becker (4.55), Stanley Kunitz (4.55), June Hiatt (4.55), Larry Gonick (4.54), Johann Sebastian Bach (4.54), Michael Whelan (4.54), David Allen Sibley (4.54), Robert A. Caro (4.53), Harold McGee (4.53), Jonathan Larson (4.53), Elizabeth Shown Mills (4.53), Eberhard Nestle (4.53), Peter Menzel (4.52), Robert Kapilow (4.52), Gail Boushey (4.52), James C. Christensen (4.52)

50 lowest-rated authors

Rich Shapero (1.52), Christopher Ransom (2.15), Randy Davila (2.17), Hal Lindsey (2.34), 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 (2.56), Ellen Fein (2.58), Alexandra Ulysses (2.6), Melissa P. (2.61), Emma Tennant (2.63), Arabella Weir (2.64), Adèle Lang (2.65), Joanne Dahme (2.66), Anna Sam (2.67), Kaavya Viswanathan (2.67), Erich von Däniken (2.69), Simon (2.69), James Bradley (2.69), John Milne (2.69), Phoenix Desmond (2.7), Rachael F. Heller (2.7), Eliza Kennedy (2.71), Trudy Baker (2.71), Andrew Keen (2.71), Catherine Millet (2.72), Jacquelyn Cook (2.72), Charlotte Roche (2.73), Douglas Monroe (2.77), The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (2.77), Robert D. Stueart (2.78), Theresa Schwegel (2.78), Frank Brennan (2.79), Dell Shannon (2.8), Sharon Kendrick (2.8), Naomi Kramer (2.8), Michael Drosnin (2.81), Phil Hellmuth (2.81), Jill Price (2.81), The Goldman Family (2.81), Noah Charney (2.81), Gustavus Hindman Miller (2.82), Claude Izner (2.82), Tawny Taylor (2.82), Kevin Trudeau (2.82), Elliott Roosevelt (2.82)

100 "completist" authors

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

Tracy Hickman (49.88), Henry James (48.9), Marc Hempel (44.59), Wilhelm Grimm (44.04), Gentry Lee (37), Paul Johnson (34.41), David Drake (30.33), Mark Victor Hansen (28.19), Edward FitzGerald (27.65), John L. Bull (26.77), Sam Kieth (25.62), Simone Beck (25.23), Steve White (23.14), Mike Allred (20.56), Richmond Lattimore (19.93), Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (19.79), Jerry B. Jenkins (19.76), Skip Williams (18.67), Charles Vess (17.26), Kenneth Robeson (17.12), Lincoln Child (16.98), Richard Sapir (16.76), Albert Uderzo (15.79), David Ellis (15.34), Deborah Turner Harris (15.03), Yumi Tamura (13.84), Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (13.42), Scott Dikkers (13.18), CLAMP (13.1), Jerry Pournelle (12.92), Nora Roberts (12.8), Saki Hiwatari (12.62), James Axler (12.58), Neta Jackson (12.57), Margit Sandemo (12.53), Warren Murphy (12.46), Walter Ralston Martin (12.46), Dave McKean (12.4), Mercedes Lackey (12.39), Chie Shinohara (12.3), Jack Cohen (12.24), Jill Thompson (11.97), Friedrich Engels (11.75), Don Pendleton (11.68), Rumiko Takahashi (11.49), Bryan Talbot (11.33), Roger Leloup (11.32), Eiichiro Oda (11.26), Yoko Kamio (11.18), Various Artists (artist) (11.08), Rob Kaplan (11.06), Beverly Lewis (11.02), Sean Michael (11.02), Naoki Urasawa (11.02), K. H. Scheer (11.02), Gosho Aoyama (11), Frank W. Abagnale (10.77), Kentaro Miura (10.68), DVD (10.67), Jack Kirby (10.6), Betty Neels (10.41), Carl Bernstein (10.37), Naoko Takeuchi (10.22), J. T. Edson (10.19), Jayne Ann Krentz (10.17), Stefan Wolf (10.14), Rick Veitch (10.11), Georgette Heyer (10.05), Mary Pope Osborne (9.99), Christine Feehan (9.97), Yuu Watase (9.94), Nobuhiro Watsuki (9.94), Anne McCaffrey (9.92), Ken Akamatsu (9.84), Carolyn Keene (9.8), Lora Leigh (9.71), Piers Anthony (9.69), Akimine Kamijyo (9.63), Natsuki Takaya (9.61), Rex Stout (9.58), David Grene (9.55), John MacArthur (9.54), Daisy Meadows (9.54), Essie Summers (9.51), Terrance Dicks (9.5), Dorita Fairlie Bruce (9.43), Francine Pascal (9.37), Garfield Reeves-Stevens (9.33), Laurell K. Hamilton (9.32), John O'Brien (9.3), Fujisawa Tooru (9.3), Takeshi Konomi (9.3), Tite Kubo (9.29), Louis L'Amour (9.24), Kazuo Koike (9.22), Kazuya Minekura (9.21), Hisaya Nakajo (9.17), Stephanie Laurens (9.15), BA Tortuga (9.1), Diana Palmer (9.09)

Authors who LibraryThing (complete list)

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

Top 75 authors (author cloud)

By number of copies

J. K. Rowling (530,590), Stephen King (401,055), Terry Pratchett (333,586), J. R. R. Tolkien (256,569), C. S. Lewis (240,497), Neil Gaiman (219,607), William Shakespeare (210,771), Nora Roberts (204,681), Agatha Christie (189,492), James Patterson (169,172), Jane Austen (165,137), Isaac Asimov (159,483), Stephenie Meyer (156,915), Charles Dickens (152,574), John Grisham (141,529), Dan Brown (132,177), Orson Scott Card (131,242), Anne McCaffrey (130,574), Janet Evanovich (129,236), Kurt Vonnegut (123,124), Anne Rice (119,058), Dean Koontz (119,031), Douglas Adams (117,758), Dr. Seuss (117,601), George Orwell (116,036), Robert A. Heinlein (112,145), Roald Dahl (112,112), John Steinbeck (111,144), Mercedes Lackey (109,931), Charlaine Harris (103,875), George R. R. Martin (102,506), Laurell K. Hamilton (100,871), Margaret Atwood (99,248), Mark Twain (98,378), Robert Jordan (97,199), Suzanne Collins (95,972), Michael Crichton (93,436), Ernest Hemingway (93,233), Piers Anthony (91,570), Lemony Snicket (91,215), Fyodor Dostoevsky (89,730), Haruki Murakami (88,104), Ray Bradbury (85,871), Philip Pullman (84,517), Mary Pope Osborne (83,451), Gabriel García Márquez (82,719), Jim Butcher (79,580), Bill Bryson (79,389), Philip K. Dick (78,193), Jodi Picoult (78,104), David Eddings (78,093), Tom Clancy (77,761), Ursula K. Le Guin (77,617), Patricia Cornwell (76,481), F. Scott Fitzgerald (75,654), Rick Riordan (74,490), Frank Herbert (74,012), J. D. Salinger (72,960), Arthur C. Clarke (72,613), Tamora Pierce (72,247), Anonymous (71,717), Arthur Conan Doyle (71,696), Neal Stephenson (71,353), Carolyn Keene (71,096), L. M. Montgomery (70,919), Alexander McCall Smith (68,794), Chuck Palahniuk (67,471), John Irving (67,093), Umberto Eco (66,824), Stieg Larsson (66,474), Madeleine L'Engle (66,433), Michael Connelly (66,221), Marion Zimmer Bradley (65,459), Leo Tolstoy (63,445), Nicholas Sparks (63,148)

Top 75 tags (tag cloud)

fiction (4,893,119), non-fiction (2,008,673), fantasy (1,613,709), history (1,594,364), to-read (1,507,481), science fiction (1,156,776), mystery (1,015,258), read (781,375), biography (721,378), poetry (607,088), novel (597,400), romance (556,806), humor (529,626), literature (514,679), reference (475,994), philosophy (461,363), ebook (461,139), art (449,128), historical fiction (442,618), unread (429,856), science (426,853), religion (424,801), children's (392,169), short stories (380,611), own (349,148), picture book (345,162), series (338,049), 20th century (327,154), sf (307,355), young adult (296,438), horror (280,411), children (278,317), travel (275,570), paperback (275,366), comics (272,888), wwii (272,661), kindle (272,211), memoir (269,399), music (267,931), manga (267,177), politics (252,800), graphic novel (251,699), cookbook (240,719), animals (236,273), adventure (230,710), classic (228,713), ya (228,503), hardcover (228,263), classics (227,834), england (224,951), anthology (224,853), family (222,786), thriller (222,549), crime (219,035), theology (211,333), (211,157), psychology (209,691), 19th century (190,727), usa (190,191), historical (180,530), american (174,078), christianity (173,177), cooking (173,131), essays (171,441), vampires (170,903), math (170,796), wishlist (164,017), sff (160,307), drama (159,084), magic (156,873), english (154,383), roman (153,299), american history (147,925), photography (147,739), autobiography (146,902)

Top 50 long tags

Tags with more than 25 letters

1001 Books to Read Before You Die (9,347), African-American Literature (7,046), Mystery and detective stories (7,038), Biographies Autobiographies and Memoirs (3,576), A Series of Unfortunate Events (3,329), 20th Century American Literature (2,973), contemporary American fiction (2,911), Contemporary Realistic Fiction (2,884), Literary Criticism and Theory (2,171), Philosophie XX. Jahrhundert (2,109), literatura norte-americana (2,026), criticism and interpretation (1,954), personal feelings and growth (1,870), Atlantian Reference Library (1,844), 19th Century British Literature (1,679), picture book: intermediate (1,609), Cambridge University Press (1,583), New Testament Commentaries (1,482), mother-daughter relationships (1,429), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1,369), Fiction: Mystery and Detective (1,362), 20th century American fiction (1,332), Genre: Fiction Romance Historical (1,299), The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (1,255), 19th Century American Literature (1,219), american religious history (1,149), Incarnations of Immortality (1,145), Metropolitan Museum of Art (1,125), literary criticism and history (1,125), Littérature française. XXe (1,001), Christian historical fiction (998), Native American literature (991), utopian & dystopian literature (989), 20th Century United States (973), National Book Award Finalist (967), organizational development (963), library and information science (930), Contemporary American Literature (917), United States -- History -- Civil War (915), Encyclopedias and dictionaries (910), Penguin 20th-century Classics (895), human-animal relationships (892), non-fiction -- miscellaneous (887), Declaration of Independence (877), children's historical fiction (851), American History 19th Century (843), American History 20th Century (839), Österreichische Literatur (820), united states-19th century (809), British Historical Fiction (760)

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