Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Top Circulating Books


“Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”
― Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man  


In the library, "circulation" means a lot of things.  What's sometimes called the "library card desk" is also known as "circulation".  When we look at a book's record, we count how many times it has checked out as its "circs". The library's collection floats (items checked out at one branch and returned at another stay at the branch at which they are returned), but its items circulate.

Are you ever curious about which titles get checked out the most in the library system? We've generated a couple of lists of the top circulating titles from the last three months.  We start with fiction:




Top Circulating Fiction Titles



December 2013
January 2014
February 2014
1
Never Go Back by Lee Child
Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods
Never Go Back by Lee Child
2
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
Never Go Back by Lee Child
Inferno by Dan Brown
3
Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno by Dan Brown
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
4
Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
5
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods
6
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
7
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
8
Storm Front by John Sandford
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
9
12th of Never by James Patterson
The Cuckoo’s Calling by John Galbraith
King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
10
Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The English Girl by Daniel Silva
Second Watch by J.A. Jance
 

Here's non-fiction:




Top Circulating Non-Fiction Titles



December 2013
January 2014
February 2014
1
Fables by Bill Willingham*
Fables by Bill Willingham*
Fables by Bill Willingham*
2
Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly
Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly
3
Y by Brian K. Vaughan*
Y by Brian K. Vaughan*
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
4
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore*
Y by Brian K. Vaughan*
5
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore*
6
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Zealot by Reza Aslan
7
Invincible by Robert Kirkman*
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
8
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Invincible by Robert Kirkman*
Jack of Fables by Bill Willingham*
9
Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly
Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal
The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
10
House of Mystery by Matthew Sturges*
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell


Are you surprised by any of the titles? Have you read any of them? Would you consider reading them based on their popularity?


*graphic novel series

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to see this for the children's and/or young adult books as well!

abcreads said...

Look for more posts about circulation in the future!