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For Immediate Release: December 27, 2013
For Information:   Joy Testa Cinquino, Assistant Deputy Director, Development & Communications,  716-858-7182 


Most Popular Borrowed Materials from Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Announced

The list of the most popular items borrowed in 2013 through the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has just been announced.  Based on borrowers using all 37 local public libraries, the list below includes the top three most popular and most requested book titles, along with the top downloaded eBook titles. This year’s books had something for everyone with mysteries, historical fiction and non-fiction, books in a series and books that have been made into films.

 Most requested books for 2013: 

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. Inferno by Dan Brown
  3. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

  Adult Fiction – most popular titles

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  3. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

 Adult Non-Fiction – most popular titles

  1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  2. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly
  3. Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir that Inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey”    by Margaret Powell

 Young Adult/Teen – most popular titles 

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 Children’s Fiction – most popular titles  

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

 Children’s Non-Fiction – most popular titles

  1. The Lego Book by Daniel Lipkowitz
  2. The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz
  3. Lego Super Heroes: Batman Visual Dictionary by Daniel Lipkowitz

The most requested eBooks from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library were:

Non-Fiction - eBook

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Fiction - eBook

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Library System welcomes hearing about your favorite reads. Become a fan of our Facebook page (Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library) and post your book recommendations. The Library System has more than 3 million materials available for borrowing through the 37-branch system including downloadable eBooks and music, DVDs and books on CD. Free library card applications can be downloaded 24/7 and taken to any local public library for processing. A valid form of identification and proof of address are necessary. Those under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to obtain a card and the guardian is required to have valid identification. For more information, visit www.BuffaloLib.org .