Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, March 2014

Library Journal’s Best Sellers is compiled from data on books borrowed and requested (placed on hold) at public libraries throughout the United States. It includes statistics from urban, suburban, and rural libraries. We thank the many contributing libraries as well as The Library Corporation (TLC), Polaris Library Systems, and SirsiDynix. (c) Copyright 2014 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

Nonfiction

RANK LAST RANKING / TIMES ON LIST
1 David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316204361. $29. 1 / 4
2 Killing Jesus: A History. Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt. ISBN 9780805098549. $28. 3 / 4
3 Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. Robert M. Gates. Knopf. ISBN 9780307959478. $35. 11 / 2
4 The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. Robert M. Edsel with Brett Witter. Center Street. ISBN 9781599951492. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9781599951508. $16.99. – / 1
5 Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers. David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316234801. $27. 6 / 3
6 The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Doris Kearns Goodwin. S. & S. ISBN 9781416547860. $40. 4 / 3
7 I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316322409. $26. 2 / 4
8 Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics. Charles Krauthammer. Crown Forum. ISBN 9780385349178. $28. 5 / 3
9 The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways To Love Your Amazing Body. Cameron Diaz. HarperWave. ISBN 9780062252746. $25.99. – / 1
10 My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind. Scott Stossel. Knopf. ISBN 9780307269874. $27.95. – / 1
11 Johnny Carson. Henry Bushkin. Eamon Dolan: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780544217621. $28. 8 / 3
12 Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune. Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell Jr. Ballantine. ISBN 9780345534521. $28. – / 1
13 Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Reza Aslan. Random. ISBN 9781400069224. $27. 7 / 5
14 One Summer: America, 1927. Bill Bryson. Doubleday. ISBN 9780767919401. $28.95. 12 / 4
15 George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger. Sentinel HC. ISBN 9781595231031. $27.95. 14 / 2

 

FICTION

RANK LAST RANKING / TIMES ON LIST
1 The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316055437. $30. 1 / 3
2 The Gods of Guilt. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316069519. $28. 2 / 3
3 Sycamore Row. John Grisham. Doubleday. 
ISBN 9780385537131. $28.95. 3 / 4
4 The Invention of Wings. Sue Monk Kidd. Viking. 
ISBN 9780670024780. $27.95. 8 / 2
5 Cross My Heart. James Patterson. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316210911. $29. 4 / 2
6 Takedown Twenty. Janet Evanovich. Bantam. 
ISBN 9780345542885. $28. 7 / 3
7 The Valley of Amazement. Amy Tan. Ecco: HarperCollins. 
ISBN 9780062107312. $29.99. 6 / 3
8 King and Maxwell. David Baldacci. Grand Central. 
ISBN 9781455521319. $28. 5 / 2
9 Standup Guy. Stuart Woods. Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399164156. $26.95. – / 1
10 Never Go Back. Lee Child. Delacorte. 
ISBN 9780385344340. $28. 9 / 5
11 W Is for Wasted. Sue Grafton. Marion Wood: Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399158988. $28.95. – / 4
12 Dust. Patricia Cornwell. Putnam. ISBN 9780399157578. $28.95. 10 / 2
13 The Husband’s Secret. Liane Moriarty. Amy Einhorn: Putnam. ISBN 9780399159343. $25.95. 11 / 2
14 Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Anna Quindlen. Random. 
ISBN 9781400065752. $26. – / 1
15 Gone. James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316210980. $28. – / 3

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