October 30, 2014

New York Public Library Begins Posting Monthly Lists of the Most Borrowed Books and Ebooks

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From NYPL:

The New York Public Library will be sharing monthly [Top 10] lists of the books most checked out at its 91 locations, beginning with the top adult fiction and non-fiction books in July, August, and September 2013.

The lists show which books were most popular amongst users of NYPL branches in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island. The check-outs include both paper books and e-books.

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The Library will unveil each month’s top books during the second week of the following month, and the lists can be found at nypl.org.

While the Library is starting with adult fiction and non-fiction, other lists (such as children and teen lists, genre lists, etc) may also be shared in the future.

The first three lists are below. A hyperlinked version of the lists is also available.

September 2013

Top Adult Fiction

Inferno by Dan Brown
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
First Sight by Danielle Steel
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
Never Go Back by Lee Child
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Top Adult Nonfiction

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
VB6: Eat Vegan before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore your Health… for Good : the Flexible Diet You Can Really Stick To, with More than 60 Easy, Delicious Recipes by Mark Bittman
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
Cracking the GED by Geoff Martz
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

August 2013

Top Adult Fiction

Inferno by Dan Brown
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Mistress by James Patterson
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
First Sight by Danielle Steel
The Beast by Faye Kellerman
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Top Adult Non-Fiction

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
VB6: Eat Vegan before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore your Health… for Good : the Flexible Diet You Can Really Stick To, with More than 60 Easy, Delicious Recipes by Mark Bittman
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson
The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess by Turney Duff
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
Cracking the GED by Geoff Martz
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

July 2013

Top Adult Fiction

Inferno by Dan Brown
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
The Heist by Janet Evanovich

Top Adult Non-Fiction

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
Cracking the GED by Geoff Martz
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t by Nate Silver
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

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