May 29, 2022

OverDrive Releases List of the Most Downloaded Library eBooks and Audiobooks for August 2011

Most Downloaded lists are available for the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia. A global ranking is also available.

Discussion About August 2011 Lists by Jason Sockel (via OverDrive Library Blog)

Direct to Access All Lists (Top 10 For Each Category are Available)

Worldwide #1s For August 2011

Download eBooks – Adult Fiction
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Penguin USA, Inc.)

Download eBooks – Adult Nonfiction
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House Publishing Group)

Download eBooks – Juvenile Fiction
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan (Penguin USA, Inc.)

Download Audiobooks – Adult Fiction
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Books on Tape)

Download Audiobooks – Adult Nonfiction
Bossypants, by Tina Fey (AudioGO)

Download Audiobooks – Juvenile Fiction
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Audio)

Download Audiobooks – Juvenile Nonfiction
Night, by Elie Wiesel (Audio Bookshelf, LLC)

Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists’ are based on a formula that includes books checked out and on a waiting list for the month of August 2011 at thousands of OverDrive-powered libraries worldwide.

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