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List of Most Popular Borrowed Materials in 2017 from Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

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List of Most Popular Borrowed Materials in 2017 from Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries 

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2017

Information: Joy Testa Cinquino, testaj@buffalolib.org, 716-858-7182

For the second year in a row, the novel A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is one of the most requested books by patrons of Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries.  The complete list of favorite books in 2017 is below, including “People’s Choice” and “Library Staff Choice” selections.  The most popular titles represent the borrowing habits of approximately 260,000 library patrons of all ages who use the 38 local public libraries and the “Library on Wheels” bookmobile.  The list includes the most popular and most requested book titles, along with the top downloaded eBooks.

Most requested books

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (second year in a row)

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

 

Adult Fiction – most popular titles

The Whistler by John Grisham

Cross the Line by James Patterson

Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox

 

Adult Non-Fiction – most popular titles

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Buffalo Memories II: The Early Years and the 1940s by The Buffalo News      

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

 

Young Adult/Teen – most popular titles

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher   

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

 

Children’s Fiction – most popular titles

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney (second year in a row)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

 

Children’s Non-Fiction – most popular titles

Minecraft Construction Handbook by Matthew Needler

Minecraft Combat Handbook by Stephanie Milton

LEGO Awesome Ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz

 

eBook Fiction – most popular title

The Whistler by John Grisham

 

eBook Non-Fiction – most popular title

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

 

eBook Fiction – most requested title

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

eBook Non-Fiction – most requested title

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

 

People’s Choice - best book (selected through online voting)

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

 

Library Employees Choice - best Book

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Interested in borrowing any of these titles?  Visit www.BuffaloLib.org or any local Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for details.  There are more than 3 million materials available for borrowing through the 38-branch and bookmobile system including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music and video, 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 is necessary.  Those under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to obtain a library card, and the guardian is required to have valid identification.  Follow the Library on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and now with a podcast “All Booked Up” on SoundCloud.

For more information, call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.