The Popular Crowd

The start of a new year makes us curious to see what were the popular, most checked out books of 2011.

Mystery and suspense titles from popular authors like James Patterson, John Grisham, David Baldacci and Janet Evanovich fill out most of the fiction list. One title that stood out from the others due to the popularity of both the book and movie released in 2011 was The Help, which was the second most circulated book. Speaking of books made into movies, Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven rounds out the top ten fiction list (and the movie is expected in 2013). View the Top Ten Adult Fiction 2011.

Four of the top ten nonfiction books are about Cincinnati, including Queen City Gothic: Cincinnati’s most infamous murder mysteries by J.T. Townsend, who spoke at the library this past year. When it comes to recipes and health, CCPL patrons are interested in slow cookers, guilt-free recipes and rapid result diets. View the complete list of top ten adult non-fiction books in 2011.

Scan through the Top Ten Youth Fiction of 2011 and the Top Ten Juvenile Fiction of 2011 and one thing is clear, books by authors who write compelling novels will circulate. While series books by Erin Collins, Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan and Jeff Kinney dominate these lists, there are a few other authors who are popular in Clermont County.

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