The 20 most followed people on Goodreads

Posted by Otis Chandler on July 02, 2009
It's been a few weeks since we launched the ability for members to follow other members. I was curious today who the most followed people were, and decided to share it in a blog post. As you might have guessed - the top 20 are almost all authors.

Top 20 Most Followed People on Goodreads



Neil Gaiman
1958 followers

Sarah Dessen
448 followers

Jennifer Weiner
428 followers

Tamora Pierce
385 followers

Paulo Coelho
359 followers

Kelley Armstrong
262 followers

Laurie Anderson
258 followers

Melissa Marr
197 followers

Jennifer Crusie
175 followers

Richard Dawkins
172 followers

Lisa See
168 followers

Felicia Day
167 followers

Maureen Johnson
150 followers

Patrick Rothfuss
141 followers

Maria V. Snyder
136 followers

John Scalzi
132 followers

Wil Wheaton
128 followers

Tess Gerritsen
113 followers

Sarah Allen
106 followers

Katie Macalister
99 followers


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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy um.... felicia day is not an author...


message 2: by Otis, Chief Goodreader (new)

Otis Chandler Good point - I changed it to say "almost all"


message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy I will see if editorial team can do a new version.


message 4: by Shauna (last edited Aug 18, 2018 07:50AM) (new)

Shauna Michael wrote: "um.... felicia day is not an author..."

She is now an author and I honestly loved her endearing autobio. :)

Also.... any chance for a new list? I tried to search and couldn't find one, but through guessing discovered that Stephen King and John Green are the top two most followed currently.


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