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Top Circulating Books: October 2013

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The New York Public Library is sharing monthly lists of the books checked out most often at its 91 branches (which are located in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island). Below are the most popular adult fiction and non-fiction books in October 2013: 

Top Circulating Adult Fiction Books:

  1. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  2. Inferno by Dan Brown
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger   
  5. Gone by James Patterson       
  6. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman       
  7. First Sight by Danielle Steel       
  8. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri       
  9. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling       
  10. Never Go Back by Lee Child 

Top Circulating Adult Nonfiction Books:

  1. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg   
  2. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris       
  3. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor       
  4. VB6: Eat Vegan before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore your Health... for Good : the Flexible Diet You Can Really Stick To, with More than 60 Easy, Delicious Recipes by Mark Bittman       
  5. Cracking the GED by Geoff Martz       
  6. Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  7. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan        
  8. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson   
  9. The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz      
  10. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander

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Great List!

I have not yet read the new Hosseini; the second one still sits on my shelf! I have read The Lowland recently, and it is Lahirir at her prosaic best; but the narrative was somewhat unbalanced. I found the book unsettling, and maybe it was meant to be, but I found it darker than some of her others. Would never not read her, though. As for "Gone Girl," it is fun--a thriller and a psychological dissection of a 21st century marriage

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