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Top 25 Adult Books at Hennepin County Libraries In 2012

Hennepin County shares a list of the most checked out adult books.

The following was provided by Hennepin County Library.

In 2011 and 2012, 24 of the top 25 adult titles checked out from Hennepin County Libraries were fiction. 

The one non-fiction title in the top 25 — both in 2011 and 2012 — was “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.” 

Once again crime and mystery fiction by well-known writers such as John Sandford, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, and James Patterson were clear favorites.

1.     Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller by Vince Flynn

2.     Stolen Prey by John Sandford

3.     Shock Wave by John Sandford

4.     Explosive Eighteen: a Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich

5.     V Is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

6.     The Litigators by John Grisham

7.     Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

8.     Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

9.     The Help by Kathryn Stockett

10.  Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

11.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

12.  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

13.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

14.  The Affair by Lee Child

15.  Room by Emma Donoghue

16.  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival by Laura Hillenbrand

17.  Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich

18.  Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

19.  Buried Prey by John Sandford

20.  Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger

21.  Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis

22.  Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson

23.  Zero Day by David Baldacci

24.  The Drop by Michael Connelly

25.  The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Most of the top circulating titles are available at Hennepin County Library in more than one format (regular print, large print, audio, and some eBook). To reserve one or more of the titles, go to www.hclib.org and click on Library Catalog.

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