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Our Library’s most circulated books of 2013

Ever wondered what books get checked out the most at the American Library in Paris? Well, our circulation staff and librarians have compiled a list of the most checked out books of fiction from July 2013 to December 2013. It’s another way for us to share with you the world of books as enjoyed by our community of avid bookworms of all ages. In adult fiction, it’s heartening to see J. D. Salinger’s 1951 classic standing the test of time with the more recent bestsellers. Perhaps these well-loved books will end up in your reading list soon. 
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Top Adult Fiction

  1. Inferno by Dan Brown
  2. The O’Henry Prize Stories 2013 edited by Laura Furman
  3. Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  4. Five Days by Douglas Kennedy
  5. May We Be Forgotten by A. M. Homes
  6. Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
  7. The Hundred-year-old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  8. NW by Zadie Smith
  9. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  10. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Top Young Adult Fiction

  1. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  6. One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
  7. Bleach by Tite Kubo
  8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  10. How to Dork Your Diary by Rachel Renee Russell

Top Children’s Fiction

  1. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  6. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  9. The Hidden Window Mystery by Carolyn Keene
  10. In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

Top Periodicals

  1. New Yorker (this magazine is also the top circulating item across all of our collections, by a long shot!)
  2. O : The Oprah Magazine
  3. American Girl
  4. Good Housekeeping
  5. Highlights for Children



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