Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top Circulating Fiction - Adult & YA

“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 recently circulating titles and authors for adults and young adults. Lots of mystery and thriller readers in our system! We like that Agatha Christie is still in the top ten.

Top Circulating Titles for Adults
Top Circulating Authors for Adults

1.  Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
James Patterson
2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
David Baldacci
3. Gray  Mountain by John Grisham
Nora Roberts
4. Personal by Lee Child
John Sandford
5. Memory Man by David Baldacci
Stuart Woods
6. The Stranger by Harlan Coben
Agatha Christie
7. Burning Room by Michael Connelly
Janet Evanovich
8. Gathering Prey by John Sandford
Danielle Steel
9. Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson
Debbie Macomber
10. Insatiable Appetites by Stuart Woods
John Grisham
11. Cold Betrayal by J.A. Jance
Michael Connelly
12. Motive by Jonathan Kellerman
M.C. Beaton
13. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
J.A. Jance
14. Private Vegas by James Patterson
Clive Cussler
15. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Alexander McCall Smith

It's also unsurprising to see the oeuvre of Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, and James Dashner so strongly represented!  You can find the movies in the library catalog too - The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner. Not to mention The Fault in Our Stars, The Book Thief, and If I Stay!

Top Circulating Young Adult Titles
Top Circulating Young Adult Authors

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Veronica Roth
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
James Patterson
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Suzanne Collins
4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
James Dashner
5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
John Green
6. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Cassandra Clare
7. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Gayle Forman
8. Theodore Boone by John Grisham
Richelle Mead
9. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Sara Shepard
10. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Darren Shan
11. The Death Cure by James Dashner
Amanda Hocking
12. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
P.C. Cast
13. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
John Flanagan
14. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Chris Lynch
15. Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord
Meg Cabot

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It's fascinating to see what folks in the Albuquerque area are reading!