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.