JMRL Releases List of Top Circulating Books

January 10, 2012

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library had a busy year in 2011, as more than 1.5 million books were check out by patrons.

The Help led 2011’s list of favorite books at local libraries. The novel by Kathryn Stockett circulated 467 times from branches of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Three Suzanne Collins books led the list of popular books for young adults, and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney were the most popular among younger readers.

Here are the top books that circulated to patrons:

Top 10 adult books

1) The Help by Kathryn Stockett (467 copies circulated)

2) The girl who kicked the hornets' nest by Stieg Larsson (464 copies circulated)

3) Hell's corner by David Baldacci (397 copies circulated)

4) The confession by John Grisham (352 copies circulated)

5) Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue (329 copies circulated)

6) Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (329 copies circulated)

7) Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (320 copies circulated)

8) The fifth witness by Michael Connelly (281 copies circulated)

9) 61 hours: a Reacher novel by Lee Child (265 copies circulated)

10) State of wonder by Ann Patchett (257 copies circulated)

Top 5 children’s books

1) Diary of a wimpy kid: Greg Heffley's journal by Jeff Kinney (318 copies circulated)

2) The red pyramid by Rick Riordan (317 copies circulated)

3) Diary of a wimpy kid: Rodrick rules by Jeff Kinney (311 copies circulated)

4) Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J.K. Rowling (300 copies circulated)

5) Diary of a wimpy kid: the ugly truth by Jeff Kinney (293 copies circulated)

Top 5 young adult books

1) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (260 copies circulated)

2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (219 copies circulated)

3) Catching fire by Suzanne Collins (187 copies circulated)

4) The battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (182 copies circulated)

5) The last Olympian by Rick Riordan (170 copies circulated)


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