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New York Public Library Lists Top Books Of 2010

What topped their lists of most taken out books?

By Chris Beveridge     January 04, 2011


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The New York Public Library's tumblr page has updated with a look at what books got the most check outs in a few of their categories in 2010. The lists are kept relatively small, especially when you look at the sheer amount of books they have, as they've focused on just the main adult, young adult, children's titles and ebooks. With more ereaders now having programs that let them borrow books from the libraries and with more and more libraries participating in the programs to help make sure that books are accessible to all as a part of their main focus, it's welcome to see them listing what tops those lists since it can be a very different subset of readers that the library proper may not normally get within its halls. And it's amusing that the yong adult titles are essentially dominated by very long running manga series from Viz Media which must make them quite happy.

 

Top 5 Adult Titles
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
3. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
4. The Postcard Killers by James Patterson
5. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Top 5 Young Adult Titles
1. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
2. Bleach by Tite Kubo
3. One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
4. Dragon Ball Z. by Akira Toriyama
5. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Top 5 Children’s Titles
1. Babymouse by Jennifer Holm
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
3. Junie B., First Grader by Barbara Park
4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Simon Beecroft
5. Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O’Connor

Top 5 eNYPL Books
1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson
4. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
5. The Care and Taming of a Rogue by Suzanne Enoch


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Calibur454 1/4/2011 8:07:01 AM

showing that the manga stories have taken top spots in the list for young adults just goes to prove how popular they have become- granted the three of them have been cartoon shows at one time or another on cartoonnetwork but reading titles like those will peak curtiosities and let them wonder onto different titles that the world of manga have to offer.

Chris Beveridge 1/4/2011 8:40:50 AM

 Indeed, and when the sought out volumes are in the 40's and 50's, it shows some real continued reading and that's a big positive.

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