Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, August 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 Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Thomas Piketty. Belknap: Harvard Univ. ISBN 9780674430006. $39.95. 2 / 2
2 Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Michael Lewis. Norton. ISBN 9780393244663. $27.95. 1 / 3
3 Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of 
His Trip to Heaven and Back. Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent. 
Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9780849948367. $21.99; pap. 
ISBN 9780849946158. $16.99. 8 / 13
4 A Fighting Chance. Elizabeth Warren. Metropolitan: Holt. ISBN 9781627790529. $28. 12 / 2
5 Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer 
To Retrain Your Brain. Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner. Morrow. ISBN 9780062218339. $28.99. – / 1
6 Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers. David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316234801. $27. 3 / 7
7 David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art 
of Battling Giants. Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316204361. $29. 5 / 8
8 Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Roz Chast. Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 9781608198061. $28. – / 1
9 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, 
Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found 
Self-Help That Actually Works—a True Story. Dan Harris. 
It Bks. ISBN 9780062265425. $25.99. 7 / 3
10 The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. Matt Taibbi. Spiegel & Grau. ISBN 9780812993424. $27. 4 / 3
11 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya Angelou. Ballantine. ISBN 9780345514400. pap. $6.99. – / 1
12 Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty. Diane Keaton. Random. 
ISBN 9780812994261. $26. – / 1
13 Love Life. Rob Lowe. S. & S. ISBN 9781451685718. 
$27. 14 / 2
14 Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success 
and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. Arianna Huffington. Harmony: Crown. 
ISBN 9780804140843. $26. 13 / 2
15 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. 10 / 5

 

FICTION

RANK LAST RANKING / TIMES ON LIST
1 The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316055437. $30. 1 / 7
2 The Target. David Baldacci. Grand Central. 
ISBN 9781455521203. $28. 3 / 2
3 Unlucky 13. James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. 
Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316211291. $28. 8 / 2
4 The Invention of Wings. Sue Monk Kidd. Viking. 
ISBN 9780670024780. $27.95. 2 / 6
5 Field of Prey. John Sandford. Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399162381. $28.95. 12 / 2
6 The Collector. Nora Roberts. Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399164453. $27.95. 9 / 2
7 NYPD Red 2. James Patterson & Marshall Karp. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316211239. $28. 5 / 3
8 Missing You. Harlan Coben. Dutton. ISBN 9780525953494. $27.95. 4 / 3
9 Top Secret Twenty-One. Janet Evanovich. Bantam. 
ISBN 9780345542922. $28. 15 / 2
10 Carnal Curiosity. Stuart Woods. Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399164163. $26.95. 13 / 2
11 I’ve Got You Under My Skin. Mary Higgins Clark. S. & S. ISBN 9781476749068. $26.99. 7 / 2
12 Natchez Burning. Greg Iles. Morrow. ISBN 9780062311078. $27.99. – / 1
13 Private L.A. James Patterson & Mark Sullivan. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316211123. $28. 10 / 4
14 Keep Quiet. Lisa Scottoline. St. Martin’s. 
ISBN 9781250010094. $27.99. – / 1
15 Mr. Mercedes. Stephen King. Scribner. 
ISBN 9781476754451. $30. – / 1

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