Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The Books Most Borrowed in U.S. Libraries
* Indicates books owned by the Alliance Public Library

*1. Sail, James Patterson & Howard Roughan
*2. Fearless Fourteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Janet Evanovich
*3. Sundays at Tiffany's, James Patterson
*4. The Appeal, John Grisham
*5. The Whole Truth, David Baldacci
*6. 7th Heavan, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
*7. Where Are You Now? Mary Higgins Clark
*8. The Front, Patricia Cornwell
*9. Mothing to Lose: A Jack Reacher Novel, Lee Child
*10. Rogue, Danielle Steel
*11. Tribute, Nora Roberts
*12. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
*13. TailSpin: An FBI Thriller, Catherine Coulter
*14. Change of Heart, Jodi Picoult
*15. Hold Tight, Harlan Coben

*1. Audition: A Memoir, Barbara Walters
2. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris
*3. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Eckhart Tolle,
4. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School as a Time
5. The LAst Lecture, Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
*6. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, Elizabeth Gilbert
7. sTORI Telling , Tori Spelling
8. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. Chelsea Handler
*9. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
*10. The Glass Castle: a Memoir, Jeanette Walls.
*11. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, Barack Obama
12. The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
13. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan
14. What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, Scott McClellan
*15. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama

The above information hase been compiled by Library Journal from data on books borrowed and requested (placed on hold) at public libraries throughout the United States. It includes statistics from urban, suburban and rural libraries.

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