Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Top Circulating Adult Fiction - Genres

The Yellow Books, 1887 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 18 May 2016.
“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.

For this post, we've chosen to feature the top circulating adult books system-wide from two fiction genres and general non-fiction, as of May 18, 2016. Mystery was by far the most popular genre in the top 200 circulating fiction books system-wide! Several of the top circulating non-fiction titles are graphic novel series with multiple volumes, or other multiple volume series, but that just makes the enduring popularity of a certain book about housekeeping and orderliness even more impressive, we think.

Top Circulating Mystery/Suspense Fiction for Adults (system-wide)

1.  The Crossing by Michael Connelly
2. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
3. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
4. The Guilty by David Baldacci
5. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
6. NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson
7. X by Sue Grafton
8. Private Paris by James Patterson
9. Cross Justice by James Patterson
10. Clawback by J. A. Jance

Top Circulating Romance Fiction for Adults (system-wide)

1.  Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel
2. Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel
3. A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber
4. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
5. Blue by Danielle Steel
6. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
7. Undercover by Danielle Steel
8. Blue by Danielle Steel
9. The Liar by Nora Roberts
10. After You by Jojo Moyes

Top Circulating Historical Fiction for Adults (system-wide)

1.  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
2. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
3. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
4. Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer
5. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
6. Circling the Sun by Paula McClain
7. At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
8. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
9. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
10. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Top Circulating Non-Fiction for Adults (system-wide)

1.  Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama (series)
2. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman (series)
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
4. Justice League by Geoff Johns (series)
5. Guinness World Records by various authors
6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
7. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
8. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
9. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
10. Moon Handbooks (travel guides)

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