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Friday, January 09, 2015

What YOU'VE Been Reading: 2014

Thank you to all the great readers in Fairfax County for keeping library staff so busy this year. The Fairfax County Public Library circulates over a million items per month on average. Here are the most popular checkouts from 2014.

Adult Fiction

1.      Sycamore Row by John Grisham
2.      Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
3.      King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
4.      The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
5.      The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Adult Nonfiction



1.      Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
2.      Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis 
3.      Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War by Robert M. Gates 
4.      Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 
5.      I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by theTaliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Children's Fiction




1.      Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
2.      Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborn
3.      Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold
4.      Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems
5.      Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Teen Fiction


1.      Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
2.      The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3.      Divergent series by Veronica Roth
4.      The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
5.      The Giver by Lois Lowry 


Anonymous said...

Nice, but predictable, lists. Years ago, in your very early blog posts, you had a link to trending borrowed books. Is that still available? I found a lot of interesting, unusual books that way.

Rebecca Wolff said...

Thanks for the feedback! I think you are referring to a link on the webpage for the library catalog. In the lower right-hand corner of the page, you'll see a section marked "What Others are Reading". Click on the More Items link and you'll see this week's hottest books, authors and subjects.

Don't forget to look at the What We've Been Reading pages on the blog as well. You'll find a recommendations for different ages for a variety of genres.