Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top Circulating Fiction: Love & Romance

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“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.

In February, a librarian's thoughts inevitably turn to...Valentine's Day! (Sometimes UnValentine's Day. Also African-American History Month, Mardi Gras, and Presidents' Day, but the top circulating titles for those are harder to research.) Romance is in the air...or, at least, the smell of chocolate and flowers is in the air. Whether you are a fan of St. Valentine, a quirkyalone, or celebrating Singles' Awareness Day (tomorrow) or celebrating nothing, we wish you all the best today!

For romance diehards, though, we do have a list of the top 25 circulating "love stories" (this is the actual subject heading for most romance fiction) in the library catalog. There are plenty of fans of Danielle Steel and Nicholas Sparks out there, and not nearly as many dukes as earls represented as we expected! What do you think - what romances would you recommend?

Top Circulating Fiction:                       Love & Romance

1.  See Me by Nicholas Sparks
2. Magic by Danielle Steel
3. When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz
4. Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
5. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
6. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
7. Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel
8. Blue by Danielle Steel
9. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
10. The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
11. Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber
12. Me Before You  by Jojo Moyes
13. First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
14. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
15. Undercover by Danielle Steel
16. Last One Home by Debbie Macomber
17. Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
18. The Liar by Nora Roberts
19. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
20. Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
21. The Trouble With Dukes by Grace Burrowes
22. The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick
23. Someone to Love by Mary Balogh
24 The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
25. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

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