December 18, 2017

District of Columbia: DC Public Library Releases Lists of Most Borrowed/Downloaded Books/Ebooks/Audiobooks in 2016

From the DC Public Library:

This year, more than 3 million items have been borrowed or downloaded from the DC Public Library. These are the most popular titles by type and format.

2016-12-22_11-36-35FICTION

Book

  1. The Girl on the Train; Paula Hawkins
  2. All the Light We Cannot See; Anthony Doerr
  3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Junot Díaz
  4. Americanah; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. Fates and Furies: A Novel; Lauren Groff
  6. All Aunt Hagar’s Children; Edward P. Jones
  7. The Sympathizer: A Novel; Viet Thanh Nguyen
  8. Go Set a Watchman: A Novel; Harper Lee
  9. The Nest; Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  10. Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice; Curtis Sittenfeld 

Audiobook

  1. The Girl on the Train; Paula Hawkins
  2. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel; Anthony Doerr
  3. My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Series, Book 1; Elena Ferrante and Ann Goldstein
  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter Series, Book 1; J. K. Rowling
  5. Fates and Furies: A Novel (unabridged), Lauren Groff
  6. Go Set a Watchman (unabridged); Harper Lee
  7. The Goldfinch; Donna Tartt
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry Potter Series, Book 2; J. K. Rowling
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry Potter Series, Book 3; J. K. Rowling
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird; Harper Lee

eBook

  1. Fates and Furies: A Novel; Lauren Groff
  2. The Goldfinch: A Novel; Donna Tartt
  3. The Martian: A Novel; Andy Weir
  4. All the Light We Cannot See; Anthony Doerr
  5. Americanah; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  6. The Girl on the Train: A Novel; Paula Hawkins
  7. Station Eleven: A Novel; Emily St. John Mandel
  8. A Little Life: A Novel; Hanya Yanagihara
  9. My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Series, Book 1; Elena Ferrante
  10. The Nightingale; Kristin Hannah

NONFICTION

Book

  1. Between the World and Me; Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. Modern Romance; Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing; Marie Kondo
  4. When Breath Becomes Air; Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
  5. Why Not Me?; Mindy Kaling
  6. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics; Daniel James Brown
  7. GED Connection Language Arts: Writing & Reading; Lisa Moore and The Kentucky Network
  8. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End; Atul Gawande
  9. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business; Charles Duhigg
  10. Thinking, Fast and Slow; Daniel Kahneman

Audiobook

  1. Modern Romance; Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
  2. Between the World and Me; Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. Why Not Me?; Mindy Kaling
  4. Yes Please; Amy Poehler
  5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing; Marie Kondo
  6. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (unabridged); Brené Brown
  7. Bossypants; Tina Fey
  8. Alexander Hamilton; Ron Chernow
  9. H Is for Hawk; Helen Macdonald
  10. Hamilton: The Revolution; Lin-Manuel Miranda

eBook

  1. Between the World and Me; Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. Why Not Me?; Mindy Kaling
  3. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
  4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing; Marie Kondo
  5. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania; Erik Larson
  6. Alexander Hamilton;  Ron Chernow
  7. Yes Please; Amy Poehler
  8. When Breath Becomes Air; Paul Kalanithi
  9. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear;  Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking; Susan Cain

MAGAZINES AND MUSIC

Electronic Magazines

  1. The New Yorker
  2. The Economist
  3. Newsweek
  4. The Atlantic
  5. OK! Magazine
  6. National Geographic Interactive
  7. Star Magazine
  8. Dwell
  9. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  10. Bon Appetit 

Digital Music Downloads

  1. Adele
  2. Sia
  3. Pink Floyd
  4. David Bowie
  5. Michael Jackson
  6. Meghan Trainor
  7. Bruce Springsteen
  8. Leonard Cohen
  9. Bob Dylan
  10. A Tribe Called Quest

More Libraries, More Lists

MA: Boston Public Library Announces Top Borrowed Titles of 2016

NY:  Most Popular Fiction and Nonfiction Books at Albany Public Library in 2016 (via Times Union)

TX: Austin Public Library’s Most Popular Titles of 2016 and What They Say About Austin

MORE TO COME

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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