Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 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 / 5
2 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. 4 / 2
3 Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers. David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316234801. $27. 5 / 4
4 Killing Jesus: A History. Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt. ISBN 9780805098549. $28. 2 / 5
5 Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics. Charles Krauthammer. Crown Forum. 
ISBN 9780385349178. $28. 8 / 4
6 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. 9 / 2
7 Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. Robert M. Gates. Knopf. ISBN 9780307959478. $35. 3 / 3
8 The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Doris Kearns Goodwin. 
S. & S. ISBN 9781416547860. $40. 6 / 4
9 Little Failure: A Memoir. Gary Shteyngart. Random. 
ISBN 9780679643753. $27. – / 1
10 The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability To Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast. Mark Hyman. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316230025. $28. – / 1
11 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. 7 / 5
12 My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search 
for Peace of Mind. Scott Stossel. Knopf. 
ISBN 9780307269874. $27.95. 10 / 2
13 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. 
Elizabeth Kolbert. Holt. ISBN 9780805092998. $28. – / 1
14 All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. Jennifer Senior. Ecco: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062072221. $26.99. – / 1
15 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead. 
Sheryl Sandberg. Knopf. ISBN 9780385349949. $24.95. – / 9

 

Fiction

RANK LAST RANKING / TIMES ON LIST
1 The Invention of Wings. Sue Monk Kidd. Viking. 
ISBN 9780670024780. $27.95. 4 / 3
2 The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316055437. $30. 1 / 4
3 The Gods of Guilt. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316069519. $28. 2 / 4
4 Private L.A. James Patterson & Mark Sullivan. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316211123. $28. – / 1
5 Standup Guy. Stuart Woods. Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399164156. $26.95. 9 / 2
6 Cross My Heart. James Patterson. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316210911. $29. 5 / 3
7 Takedown Twenty. Janet Evanovich. Bantam. 
ISBN 9780345542885. $28. 6 / 4
8 Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel. Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine. ISBN 9780345505750. $28. – / 1
9 King and Maxwell. David Baldacci. Grand Central. 
ISBN 9781455521319. $28. 8 / 3
10 The Husband’s Secret. Liane Moriarty. Amy Einhorn: Putnam. ISBN 9780399159343. $25.95. 13 / 3
11 Sycamore Row. John Grisham. Doubleday. 
ISBN 9780385537131. $28.95. 3 / 5
12 Concealed in Death. J.D. Robb. Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399164439. $27.95. – / 1
13 Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Anna Quindlen. Random. 
ISBN 9781400065752. $26. 14 / 2
14 Never Go Back. Lee Child. Delacorte. 
ISBN 9780385344340. $28. 10 / 6
15 First Love. James Patterson & Emily Raymond. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316207041. $26. – / 1

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