As a part of Summer Reading, we are bringing you the top ten books checked out last year in different categories. Maybe one of these books will be your big summer read!
Week 8 in my opinion I saved the best for last. Children’s Picture Books! I could spend all day back in the children’s area reading. Sometimes we all just need a little happiness in our lives, and picture books is the place to find it.
Top 10 checked out Children’s Picture Books.
1. My truck is stuck / Kevin Lewis and Daniel Kirk.
2. Dig dig digging / written by Margaret Mayo
3. Dinosaur train / story and pictures by John Steven Gurney.
4. Choo choo clickety-clack! / by Margaret Mayo
5. Splash! / Ann Jonas.
6. If you give a pig a pancake / by Laura Numeroff
7. Margret & H.A. Rey’s Curious George goes camping
8. Pinkalicious / written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
9. Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! / Susan Meyers
10. Little Star / adapted by Sarah Willson
Are you looking for something new to read? Try Young Adult Fiction, it’s not just for teens. Many adult readers enjoy crossing over into this genre.
Top 10 checked out Young Adult Fiction
1. Eragon / Christopher Paolini.
2. The book thief / by Markus Zusak.
3. Eldest / Christopher Paolini.
4. This lullaby / a novel by Sarah Dessen.
5. Hulk : the official movie adaptation / writer, Bruce Jones
6. Just listen / a novel by Sarah Dessen.
7. JLA : justice for all / Grant Morrison [and others], writers Howard Porter
8. JLA : World War III / Grant Morrison, J.M. DeMatteis, writers Howard Porter
9. The princess diaries / Meg Cabot.
10. Princess in love / Meg Cabot.
Top Ten Romances!:
Week 6 Top Ten List
Top Ten Romance Novels
1. Slightly married / Mary Balogh.
2. Lady be good / Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
3. Mercenary’s woman / Diana Palmer.
4. Worth any price / Lisa Kleypas.
5. Sweet success / Susan Mallery.
6. Lonesome cowboy / Debbie Macomber.
7. Shotgun bride / Linda Lael Miller.
8. Undead and unwed / MaryJanice Davidson.
9. Causing havoc / Lori Foster.
10. Slightly tempted / Mary Balogh
Audio books are great for traveling or commutes to and from work. Where is your favorite place to listen to listen to a book?
Top 10 checked out Audio books on CD
1. Hard eight [sound recording] / by Janet Evanovich.
2. Second glance [sound recording] / by Jodi Picoult.
3. The cat who could read backwards [sound recording] / by Lilian Jackson Braun.
4. The hard way [sound recording] / Lee Child.
5. 6 Rainier Drive [sound recording] / by Debbie Macomber.
6. The art of mending [sound recording] / Elizabeth Berg.
7. Death of a cad [sound recording] / by M.C. Beaton.
8. Red lily [sound recording] / Nora Roberts.
9. My sister’s keeper [sound recording] / by Jodi Picoult.
10. The paid companion [sound recording] / Amanda Quick.
Top 10 Checked Out Juvenile Fiction
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone / by J.K. Rowling
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) Rodrick rules / by Jeff Kinney.
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Last straw / by Jeff Kinney.
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / by J.K. Rowling
5. Little House in the Big Woods / by Laura Ingalls Wilder
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series);”Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days / by Jeff Kinney.”
7. Smile / by Raina Telgemeier.
8. Christmas in Camelot / by Mary Pope Osborne
9. High Tide in Hawaii / by Mary Pope Osborne
10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / by J.K. Rowling.
Top 10 Checked Out Adult Non Fiction Books
1. Unbroken : a World War II airman’s story of survival, resilience, and redemption / Laura Hillenbrand.
2. Sew today’s fashions for 18-inch dolls / Joan Hinds.
3. How to knit : [the definitive knitting course complete with step-by-step techniques, stitch library and projects for your home and family] / Debbie Bliss.
4. Cabin fever : rustic style comes home / Rachel Carley.
5. 10-minute yoga : 100 personal programmes for daily practice / Donald Butler.
6. Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail / Cheryl Strayed.
7. The haunted northwoods / by Tom Hollatz with Seal Dwyer.
8. Camps and cottages : a stylish blend of old and new / Molly Hyde English photographs by Linda Svendsen.
9. America’s cheapest family gets you right on the money : your guide to living better, spending less and cashing in on your dreams / Steve and Annette Economides.
10. The fast metabolism diet cookbook / Haylie Pomroy.
This week’s Top 10 list is Mystery
all the books on this list were written by two authors. Three Lakes Readers are creatures of habit. Looking for a good mystery this summer check out one of these and see if you can figure out Who Done It.
Top 10 checked out Mystery
1. Dead creek / Victoria Houston.
2. Running dark : a woods cop mystery / Joseph Heywood.
3. Dead tease / Victoria Houston.
4. Dead deceiver / Victoria Houston.
5. Ice hunter : a novel / Joseph Heywood.
6. Blue wolf in green fire : a novel / Joseph Heywood.
7. Dead madonna / Victoria Houston.
8. Dead angler / Victoria Houston.
9. Dead frenzy / Victoria Houston.
10. Chasing a blond moon / Joseph Heywood.
Looking for ideas about what to read this summer? Every Monday we will put out a reading list of the top 10 checked out books at the Demmer in different categories. This week”s category is Adult Fiction. Clearly our readers have some favorite authors. Multiple books on our list this week are by the same author.
Top 10 Checked Out Adult Fiction Books
1. Copper River : a Cork O’Connor mystery / William Kent Krueger.
2. Iron Lake : a Cork O’Connor mystery / William Kent Krueger.
3. Without fail / by Lee Child.
4. Boundary waters / William Kent Krueger.
5. Rules of prey / John Sandford.
6. Plain truth / Jodi Picoult.
7. Persuader : a Jack Reacher novel / Lee Child.
8. Blood hollow / William Kent Krueger.
9. The kitchen house / Kathleen Grissom.
10. Transfer of power / Vince Flynn.