The total number of items circulated at the District of Columbia Public Library during 2012 was 3.3 million, tripling the total circulation of 2006.
In 2012 it was J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy that was most often checked out by adults, followed by Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Junot Diaz’s This is How You Lose Her, John Grisham’s The Racketeer, and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.
In terms of downloads—which are an increasing part of the library’s circulation—E.L. James’ sexy Fifty Shades of Grey led all comers, followed by Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending, Tea Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife and George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.