Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, August 2017

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 2017 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

FICTION

RANK LAST RANKING / TIMES ON LIST
1 Into the Water. Paula Hawkins. Riverhead. 
ISBN 9780735211209. $28. 5 / 2
2 Camino Island. John Grisham. Doubleday. 
ISBN 9780385543026. $28.95. – / 1
3 The Fix. David Baldacci. Grand Central. 
ISBN 9781455586561. $29. 1 / 2
4 Golden Prey. John Sandford. Putnam. 
ISBN 9780399184574. $29. 3 / 2
5 16th Seduction. James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. 
Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316274036. $29. 6 / 2
6 Against All Odds. Danielle Steel. Delacorte. 
ISBN 9781101883914. $28.99. – / 1
7 The Handmaid’s Tale. Margaret Atwood. Houghton Harcourt. ISBN 9781328879943. $22; pap. Anchor. 
ISBN 9780525435006. $15.95. – / 1
8 Come Sundown. Nora Roberts. St. Martin’s. 
ISBN 9781250123077. $27.99. – / 1
9 Testimony. Scott Turow. Grand Central. 
ISBN 9781455553549. $28. – / 1
10 A Gentleman in Moscow. Amor Towles. Viking. 
ISBN 9780670026197. $27. 8 / 3
11 No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories. Lee Child. Delacorte. ISBN 9780399593574. $27. – / 1
12 The Black Book. James Patterson & David Ellis. 
Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316273886. $28. 2 / 2
13 Since We Fell. Dennis Lehane. Ecco: HarperCollins. 
ISBN 9780062129383. $27.99. – / 1
14 The Late Show. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. 
ISBN 9780316225984. $28. – / 1
15 One Perfect Lie. Lisa Scottoline. St. Martin’s. 
ISBN 9781250099563. $27.99. 7 / 2

 

NONFICTION

RANK LAST RANKING / TIMES ON LIST
1 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. J.D. Vance. Harper. ISBN 9780062300546. $27.99. 1 / 10
2 Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Al Franken. Twelve: Hachette. ISBN 9781455540419. $28. – / 1
3 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders 
and the Birth of the FBI. David Grann. Doubleday. 
ISBN 9780385534246. $28.95. 8 / 2
4 Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, 
and Finding Joy. Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant. Knopf. 
ISBN 9781524732684. $25.95. 2 / 2
5 Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Trevor Noah. Spiegel & Grau. ISBN 9780399588174. $28. 5 / 7
6 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Norton. ISBN 9780393609394. $18.95. – / 1
7 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed 
Our Minds. Michael Lewis. Norton. ISBN 9780393254594. $28.95. 3 / 6
8 Between the World and Me. Ta-Nehisi Coates. 
Spiegel & Grau. ISBN 9780812993547. $24. 4 / 20
9 Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002). David Sedaris. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316154727. $28. – / 1
10 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese 
Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Marie Kondo. 
Ten Speed. ISBN 9781607747307. $16.99. 11 / 25
11 Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign. Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes. Crown. 
ISBN 9780553447088. $28. 7 / 2
12 When Breath Becomes Air. Paul Kalanithi. Random. 
ISBN 9780812988406. $25. 9 / 15
13 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Mark Manson. HarperOne. ISBN 9780062457714. $24.99. 15 / 2
14 The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story. Diane Ackerman. Norton. ISBN 9780393061727. $26.95; pap. 
ISBN 9780393333060. $15.95. 6 / 3
15 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold 
Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Margot Lee Shetterly. Morrow. 
ISBN 9780062363596. $27.99; pap. 
ISBN 9780062363602. $15.99. 10 / 6

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