Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Top Circulating Titles - Genres Part Two

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 second genre post, we've chosen to feature the top circulating adult books system-wide from three fiction genres, as of July 8, 2016. Mystery still holds its own as the most popular genre in the top circulating fiction books system-wide, but we found the top ten for a couple of other genres - although two of those genres seem to be dominated by one or two (and in one case, related) authors!

Top Circulating Horror Fiction

1.  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
2. Finders Keepers by Stephen King
3. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
4. Revival by Stephen King
5. Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
6. The Fireman by Joe Hill
7. The Shining by Stephen King
8. Night Shift by Stephen King
9. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
10. Lost Souls by Seth Patrick

Top Circulating Western Fiction

1.  The Collected Short Stories by Louis L’Amour
2. Hard Country by Michael McGarrity
3. The Revenant by Michael Punke
4. Wild Cowboy Ways by Carolyn Brown
5. Great Train Massacre by William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone
6. Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal by William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone
7. Winchester 1887 by William W. Johnstone
8. Vengeance of the Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone
9. Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack by Robert Knott
10. The Trail to Crazy Man by Louis L’Amour

Top Circulating Science Fiction

1.  The Martian by Andy Weir
2. Transgalactic by James Gunn
3. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
4. The Orion Plan by Mark Alpert
5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
6. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
7. Poseidon’s Children by Alastair Reynolds
8. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
9. Visitor by C. J. Cherryh
10. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

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